A HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE

 

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In the centre of Buenos Aires, there is a theme park named Tierra Santa (Holy Land) that claims to be the first religious theme park in the world.

Tierra Santa attempts to replicate the streets of Jerusalem during Jesus’ time.

Visitors walk around the narrow streets that are full of plastic palm trees, statues and actors recreating crucial scenes from Jesus’ life.

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Long queues of families, tourists and young couples stand at the entrance.

Many of them are come from all over Argentina, but it is not uncommon to spot foreigners.

The park is almost a pilgrimage site for some visitors, with its unique mix of religious reverence and kitschy entertainment.

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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

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The staff of the park are all dressed in costume inspired by Jesus’ era.

Visitors can take pictures next to security guards dressed as ancient Romans or buy a waffle from a Middle Eastern inspired cafe.

The only reminders of modern life come from above: the park is situated right next to Jorge Newbery Airport, and a plane flies over the plastic palm trees every few minutes.

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All photographs by Erica Canepa.

JERUSALEM ISRAEL JUBILEE

jerus.jpg2017 is special in many ways to Jewish people and nation of Israel as June 7 marks 50th anniversary celebration of recapture, liberation, reunification of Old City of Jerusalem. Jewish military forces of 1967 in 6 Day War Recaptured Holy City of God to regain control again completely in Jewish hands after 2,000 year’s exile and oppression. Historical record shows Jews live in Jerusalem since Adam and Eve, Abraham, King David purchased the threshing floor on Mount Moriah now Temple Mount 3,000 years ago to build Altar to LORD God Almighty full price. David paid Ornan 600 shekels of gold weight for site in 1 Chronicles 21:22–25 in the Bible. Romans destroyed second Jewish Temple in AD 70 and scattered Jewish people into exile but remnant live in Holy Land ever since. The Kotel Jewish connection to Jerusalem’s eternal wall and Temple Mount prove identity of Israel here thousands of years brought back to the homeland.” Jerusalem 2017 celebrates 50th Jubilee comemorating victory and set slaves free plus cancel debts. May to June is time of Shavuot Pentecost in Jewish calendar. Shavuot Festival of Weeks celebrates God’s giving of Law to Jewish people through Moses. Yahweh God confirms covenant commitment to Jewish people’s eternal relationship between God as His Chosen people. God’s COVENANT COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP with Jewish people in real true living history demonstrates SALVATION PLAN OF GOD through this relationship. God Made Israel a Great Nation Blessed by God’s Great Name and a Blessing to Bless ALL who Bless Israel and Curse those who curse Israel. Through Israel all Families of the Earth is Blessed.” GOD Blessed Abraham and descendants as God’s Chosen people with duty of care to God and all nations. The miracle Exodus from Egypt brought the Israelites up out of slavery to settle as God’s Nation. Laws through Moses at Mt. Sinai celebrated Shavuot perfectly collaborates Coming of Holy Spirit to followers of Yeshua on day of Pentecost in Acts 2. Fulfillment of living history prophesies regarding Israel and Jerusalem point to the Great Truth of God’s Loves and Plan through Jewish people. As Role Models of God the Jewish people remain the chosen ones to fulfil God’s Plans for all nations. All nations are GRAFTED into Israel so nobody replaces Jews because of Jesus Christ says Romans 11:29, Gifts and Calling of God is irreversible. God’s Words in Bible reminds all of need for Jewish people to fulfill the relationship with God Reclaiming Messiah Coming to Restore whole through the knowledge of Yeshua. So Key to victory is accepting Jesus Yeshua Saviour whether Jewish or Gentile. Shared covenant commitment God gave through Jewish people require responsibility to share Good News with world. So Jewish people realize Yeshua is the Messiah they have long-awaited. From the biblical standpoint Jerusalem matters, political standpoint Jerusalem matters. From living history standpoint, Jerusalem matters. From the prophetic standpoint Jerusalem matters globally. ShowImageOld Testament Jerusalem living history says Israel marched 7 times in Bible in Battle of Jericho the first battle Israel conquered Canaan. According to Joshua 6:1-27, the city walls of Jericho fell after Israelite army marched around the city blowing their trumpets. Archaeological artefact and finds prove with evidence, conquest. Records name Israel in the Merneth stele erected for the Egyptian Pharaoh Meneptah c. 1209 BCE, Israel toiled, laid waste in Goshen culturally, politically as a nation perceived by the Egyptians a threat to them. Excavations discovered remains of the networks of collapsed walls dated to 1400 BCE and destruction occurred c.1500 BCE. During wars refugees escape and leave behind city so poor and old to till the land. The famine of Joseph’s time and Egypt’s food reserves campaign period meant Jews deserted Jerusalem. And captivities till mid-late 13th century meant the Jews expelled from land thousands of years after many generations. Abraham and Jacob settled in Canaan with the tribes inhabiting Jerusalem before conquest in Joshua 11:3 & 12:10 or slavery in Egypt. King David in 2 Samuel 5:6-10 as Books of Kings says Jerusalem Jebus city was reconquered by King David between 1003 BCE and 869 BCE. Joshua 15:63 says though wall was breached with great shout and fell, Judah did not get rid of the Jebusites living in Jerusalem. Jebusites live here with people of Judah according to Judges 1:21. And Jebusites continue to dwell in Jerusalem city in territory of the Tribe of Benjamin. 3,000 years ago King David reconquered city of Jerusalem in 11th century BCE from the Jebusites. Bible describes the city as heavily fortified with strong city wall. The city ruled by King David or Ir David is City of David. King Solomon extended city wall 440 BCE in Persian period and Nehemiah returned from Babylon to rebuilt wall. In 41–44 CE, Agrippa the king of Judea built new city Third Wall. Romans, Greeks, Muslims occupied Jerusalem. In 7th Century 637 CE under second caliph, Umar Ibn al-Khattab he annexed Islamic Arab Empire, granted inhabitants assurance treaty in siege of Jerusalem. Ancient Biblical prophecies to the church in Jerusalem was, “a poor, just powerful man” will rise as protector and ally to the Christians of Jerusalem. Sophronius wrote Umar, great warrior led austere life fulfilled that prophecy. Patriarch of Alexander and Eutychius said Umar paid visit to Church of Holy Sepulchre and sat in courtyard. At time for prayer he left the church and prayed outside compound, to avoid future generations of Muslims using his prayer there as a pretext for converting the church into a mosque. Eutychius adds Umar decree handed to the Patriarch prohibited the Muslims gathering in prayer at the site. In 1099, Jerusalem captured by Western Christian army of First Crusade remain in their hands until recapture by Arab Muslims led by Saladin October 2, 1187, he summoned Jews permitted to resettle in city. In 1219 walls of city was razed by Mu’azzim Sultan of Damascus. In 1229 by treaty with Egypt Jerusalem came into hands of Frederick ll of Germany. In 1239 rebuilt wall demolished again by Daud emir of Kerak. In 1243, Jerusalem came again under control of Christians so walls repaired. The Kharezmian Tartars took city in 1244 so Sultan Malik al-Muattam razed walls, rendered defenseless. Dealt heavy blow to city’s status in living history.

Suleiman in 1530 had the current walls of the Old City rebuilt in 1535–42 by the Ottoman Turkish. The walls stretch for approximately 4.5 km (2.8 miles), and rise to a height of 5 to 15 metres (16.4–49 ft), with a thickness of 3 metres (10 feet) at base of wall. The Old City walls contain 35 towers, 15 in more exposed northern wall. Suleiman’s wall had six gates and a 7th New Gate, was added in 1887; several other, older gates walled up over the centuries. The Golden Gate rebuilt and reopened by Suleiman’s architects walled up. Number of gates increased after addition of New Gate in 1887 a smaller 8th Tanners Gate opened for visitors after discovery but unsealed during excavations in 1990s. The sealed historic gates consist of the 4 partially preserved double Golden Gate eastern wall and Single, Triple, Double Gates in the southern wall. Several other gates discovered by archaeologists of traces remaining of the Gate of the Essenes on Mount Zion, gate of Herod’s royal palace south of the citadel and remains of what 19th-century explorers identified as the Gate of the Funerals (Bab al-Jana’iz) or of al-Buraq (Bab al-Buraq) south of the Golden Gate. Until 1887 the gates closed before sunset and opened at sunrise. As indicated these gates known by variety names in exist in the different historical periods by different communities. img746666Like GraecoRoman influences Islamized Jerusalem transformation of city occurs 3 times in history. The first of Jerusalem influence by Umar ibn Al-Khattab in 638 CE. The 2nd Islamization after the fall of Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and 3rd by Ayybiud rule in late 12th century by dominant Islamic culture of Mamluk and Ottoman rule. Ottoman era, turned Jerusalem multi-cultural predominantly Jewish during late 19th – 20th century. And Jordan’s annexations of West Bank of Jerusalem became Arabized. Islamic texts on city’s cosmological significance plays central role in Islamic belief. This began with Muhammad’s instruction to his followers to observe the qibla facing Jerusalem during daily prostrations in prayer. After 16 months the direction of prayer changed to Mecca in present-day Saudi Arabia. Jerusalem’s role in Islam rose 682 CE as Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr  rebelled against Damascus Islamic rule, conquered Mecca preventing pilgrims from reaching Mecca.Model-of-Ancient-Jerusalem.jpg

View of Jerusalem with Haram al Sharif. Jerusalem is not mentioned by name in Quran but in Islamic literature, Hadith as the place of Muhammad ascension to heavenly sanctuary. Arab historian and biographer of Muhammad, Al-Waqidi, mentioned al-Aqsa as one of two located in the village of The-Gi’irranah between Mecca and Ta’if. The identification of Al Aqsa with Jerusalem came by Umayyad Caliphate in the late 7th century.

1st Jerusalem Caliphate

In 638 Islamic Caliphate in Jerusalem by Arab conquest, Jews were allowed back into the city. The majority population of Jerusalem during Arab conquest was Christian. The Jewish Palestine population 300,000-400,000 inhabitants. After cultural Arabization, Islamization took place so adopted Arabic language and conversion of local population to Islam. Muslim scholars, including Mujir ad-Dib, al-Suyuti, al-Muqaddasi mosque was reconstructed and expanded by the caliph Abd al-Malik in 690 with Dome of the Rock. The project on Temple Mount, turned complex into Haram al-Sharif and Abd al-Malik replaced slipshod structure described by Arculf into the sheltered structure enclosing qibla. Jewish background living history was damaged by these construction to ‘rebuild’ Solomon’s Temple or Mihrab Dawud. Grabar and Busse claim was Islamic legitimization for Dome of Rock. Al-miraj tradition transferred to rock later. Islamic tradition from converted rabbi Kaab al Ahbar states Ayrusalaim Jerusalem Rock means Temple and God made David King of Children of Israel.IMG_20170601_174645

Independence2017AUnder Rashidun Caliphate the treaty to dwell together side by side was agreed. Rashidun caliph Umar ibn al- Khattab signed treaty with Christian Patriarch Sophronius assuring him Jerusalem’s Christian Holy places and population will be protected under Muslim rule.  When led to pray at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest site for Christians, the caliph Umar declined to pray in the church not to establish precedent to be exploited later to convert church into a mosque. He prayed outside the church, where Mosque of Umar (Omar) stands to this day, opposite entrance to Church of Holy Sepulchre. According to Gaullic Bishop Arculf who lived in Jerusalem 679 to 688, the Mosque of Umar was a rectangle wooden structure built over ruins accommodating 3,000 worshipers.oldcity

Under Umayyad Caliphate

The Umayyad caliph constructed Dome of the Rock late 7th century. The 10th century historian al-Muqaddasi writes Abd al-Malik built shrine in Jerusalem to compete with monumental churches.  So in 400 years Jerusalem’s prominence diminished as Arab powers in region interfered for control. Under Fatimid Caliphate in 1099, expelled the native Christian population before Jerusalem conquered by Crusaders created the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Early June 1099 Jerusalem’s population declined from 70,000 to less than 30,000.

2nd Islamized Jerusalem

Under the Ayyubid dynasty

In 1187, the city was wrested from the Crusaders by Saladin who permitted Jews and Muslims to return and settle in the city. Saladin began constructing houses, markets, public baths, pilgrim hostels and religious endowments. In 13th century Jerusalem’s declined status village after city fell devalued Ayyubid rule by internecine struggles. Mamluk Sultanate in 1244 ransacked Jerusalem by Khwaresmian Tartars, decimated the city’s Christian population and drove out the Jews. The Khwarezmian Tartars were driven out by Ayyubids in 1247. From 1250 to 1517, Jerusalem was ruled by Mamluks, clashes occurred between Mamluks, crusaders, Mongols and area suffered earthquakes and black plague.

Jerusalem under Jordan 

Arab Legion destroyed synagogues yet Jordan mandated by UN to let Israeli Jews visit HOLY Sites refused access to them. Systematic destruction of Jewish Quarter includes ancient synagogues.  Under Jordan rule of East Jerusalem, all Israelis irrespective of religion forbade entering Old City and other Holy Sites. 40,000 and 50,000 tombstones of ancient Mount Olive’s cemetery desecrated. The Old City of Jerusalem, Jewish Quarter, destroyed in fightings. Tiferet Yisrael  Synagogue destroyed first, followed by destruction of Hurva Synagogue built in 1701 destroyed by Arabs in 1721 rebuilt in 1864. Israel retaliates destroying part of Mamila Muslim cemetary near the armistice line. Jordanians destroyed 56 Synagogues in Jerusalem, remaining synagogues used as toilets, stables and chicken coops. All Jewish inhabitants in parts of city occupied by Jordan and the residents of Old City Jewish Quarter expelled. Christian charities and various religious institutions prohibited from buying real estate in Jerusalem. And the Christian schools strictly regulated.

3rd Islamized Jerusalem

Arab Legion soldiers ruined Temple Mount Islamised for exclusive Muslim use. Original Israelite Jewish Holy Site is location of First and Second Temples the site subsequently location of Byzantine church and later the Mosque. Since the time of Muslim conquest Temple Mount public building’s elaborate mosaic floor, remains discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project. In 682 CE, 50 years after Muhammad’s death, after Abd al Allah ibn -Zubayr rebelled against caliph of Damascus, conquered Mecca to stop the pilgrims to Hajj in Mecca. Abd al Mulik Umayyad Caliph responds creating new holy site Temple Mount in Jerusalem “Farthest Mosque alternative. Dome of the Rock Islamization of Temple Mount at end of 7 century, with construction of Dome of Rock in early 690s by Al-Malik was built on original Foundation Stone site of the historic Jewish Temple. This was built at southern end of Mount in 8th-century. Entire period of the Muslim conquest until capture of Jerusalem in 1099, various structures built on Mount includes memorial sites and gates. From 13th-century, Muslims gained control of city, built projects in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount to further establish city’s Islamic character. After conquest of the city by Saladin, non-Muslims permitted to set foot on Temple Mount. Al-Aqsa Mosque was built-in the early Umayyad period of rule. Architectural historian K. A.C.Cresswell refers to testimonymony of Arculf Gallic monk, pilgrimage in 679–82, notes the second caliph of Umar ibn al-Khattab erected a quadrangular building for a capacity on Haram ash-Sharif. Arculf visits Palestine in reign of Muawiyah ordered structure by Umar.

1948 to 1967 Jerusalem

Islamised Jerusalem by the Arab Legion soldiers ruins Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, destroyed Temple Mount antiquities from 1995–2001. Islamic Waqf carried out extensive construction work to build biggest mosque in region of Marwani mosque capacity of 10,000 worshippers area 5,000 square meters. Unsupervised construction means Waqf obliterated the antiquities at Solomon’s stables section of Temple Mount. Herod structure was converted into a mosque. The structure stones were stripped of its original surface. At eastern Hulda gate, the Waqf destroyed original Herodian ornamentation and later plastered them and painted them over. Tens of truck loads of dirt were dumped into Kidron Walley. Thousands of artifacts from the First Temple period rescued in Temple Mount Sifting Project. Findings included 1000 ancient coins, Israelite bullas with ancient Hebrew inscriptions 10,000 year old tools, blade, scraper, Hasmonean, Ptolemaic and Herodian artifacts and ancient stones with signs of the Second Temple destruction and other important artifacts. Waqf justified actions on site “mosque from time of Adam and Eve” rejecting Jewish living history. In 1980 proposed Old City listed as UN Heritage added to List in 1981. In 1982, Jordan request addeds to List of world heritage centre in danger. UN opposed request at first noting Jordan government had no standing to make a nomination and that consent of Israeli government would be required since it controlled Jerusalem. 2011, 2016 UN made East Jerusalem a “part of occupied Palestinian territory yet status of Jerusalem not resolved in permanent status negotiations.” Today Jerusalem matters as never before in living history. God Chose Jerusalem HIS HOLY CITY TO DWELL PERMANENTLY. The Living history of Jerusalem CONFIRMS this City means a lot to God Almighty. Conflicts over Jerusalem will finally be resolved when God TAKES BACK HIS LAND AS PATENT LAWFUL OWNER TO SETTLE PHYSICALLY ON PERFECT EARTH. AFTER ARMAGEDDON JESUS CHRIST RULES FOREVER AND EVER. So antiChrist desolation sacrilege destroyed and HOLY of Holies restored all people join Israel to bring holiness and salvation to the whole world. Israel is God’s connecting point through God’s prophets and Messiah Yeshua Jesus Christ. The Messiah Era will bring total PEACE and end to all conflicts and wars. All people will live in PERFECT PEACE and LOVE God ALMIGHTY so FOCUS IS ON SOVEREIGN GOD to know God love, serve, and Worship God forever.  This fulfills holiness of all people in Christ and Jewish people pray for Coming Messiah and God’s salvation in Hebrew, Yeshuah יְשׁוּעָה every day. Jews say in daily prayers, “Every day and all day long we hope for Yeshua’s salvation.” In Thirteen Principles of the Faith, pray: “I await His Coming every day to Israel Jerusalem. Psalms 29:11 says The LORD give strength to HIS people! The LORD BLESS HIS people with PEACE in Yeshua Prince of PEACE! Pray for salvation of Jews and all people who wait with longing daily for the Coming of Messiah again. So salvation is near, right at your door for Revelation 22:2 testifies, “Surely Jesus is Coming soon.” Amen.

EZEKIEL’S VISIONS OF GOD

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God is physically seen on heaven throne by Ezekiel 1-3 in Bible as Omnipresence of God connects to earth directly. God’s Omniscient Eyes, God’s Omnipotent Powerful postion is revealed to Ezekiel in vision. God propels chariot throne movement actions by God’s Divine Nature, Glory, Supreme, Immanent Existence extending into all HIS created universe. Ezekiel sleeping on one side 430 days, accomplished by lunar-solar calendar year in 13th month Ezekiel completes assignment with days to spare. Torah revelation by God in this vision to Ezekiel of cherubim, seraphim, chariot, Spirit and wheels give insight to heaven. This vision vividly displays the Majesty and Glory of God sitting on His Throne, fully in control in 13th year, 4th month, on 5th day of month. Ezekiel was among captives by river Chebar in Babylon in Iraq when heavens opened and saw visions of God Almighty. In 5th year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity into Babylon the word of the LORD God to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by river Chebar the hand of the LORD was upon him. As he looked and saw a whirlwind out of the north, a great cloud and fire unfolding brightly as colour of amber out of midst of fire. In vision 4 living creatures with appearance of men had 4 faces of a man, face of lion, on right side, face of ox on left side and face of eagle. God’s consuming fire surrounds HIS Glory. Ezekiel’s visions have symbolic meanings for Christian believers, Israel and the whole world. So each face represents the chief creatures of their domains man over all creatures, lion over all wild creatures, ox over all domesticated creatures, and the eagle over the birds of the air. All the 4 living creatures with 4 faces stand before the throne of the Sovereign God.Four_Living_Creatures.jpgThose searching God’s Perfection see in Christ HIS Son the Firstborn of creation Jesus Christ HIS brightness round about HIM. Jesus possesses all these qualities of each face of the angels. The likeness of living creatures comes in the midst of God’s fire as these angels derive their being and power from God and Christ. So they have an understanding of a man far more than a mere mortal. The Lion of Judah Jesus Excels in great strength and boldness to rule as the KING of Kings. An ox excels in diligent patience, unwearied work plowing rich fields for abundant harvest providing providence and also sustenance. An eagle soars so excels in quickness as believers mount up with wings like eagles soaring high. Angels, excel in many ways with 4 wings and so the business God is quickly done. They stand straight, firm, steady, tall used the wings for motion, hands or feet straight and sole of their feet like sole of a calf foot, sparkled like colour of burnished brass. They had the hands of a man under their wings on 4 sides and 4 faces.   bc7a122b8b6923c1d3bd92b07fc3fb89.jpgTheir 4 wings joined one to another so they did not turn when they went about straight forward. Their 4 faces were the face of a man, face of a lion, on the right side, the face of an ox on left side and the face of eagle and each had 4 wings.  Their wings stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies. They went everyone straight forward where spirit was to go they went and they turned not around as they went about. Likeness of living creatures appear as burning coals of fire in the appearance of lamps up and down among the living creatures. The fire was bright and out of the fire went forth lightning. Isaiah 6:1, and Ezekiel’s 10:1, Daniel 7:9 in Isaiah’s Vision all see and describe God on the throne. Isaiah’s Vision in the year of King Uzziah’s death of the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted with the train of His Robe filling the room. The living creatures ran and return quickly as flash lightning. The living creatures have a wheel next to them. They have 4 human arms and hands like those of a man. The hand is the symbol of active power and skilfulness in Ps 78.72 seen by Ezekiel imply actions activating commands of God by wisdom, dexterity and vigilance to obey God. And under their wings power emanates from the Visible God moving their 4 hands. Four Headed Cherub.jpgThe 4 faced creatures had feet of a calf. The standard of Judah features as a Lion, Reuben the first-born a man, Ephraim an ox and the tribe of Dan is eagle. The sin of golden calf depicted in Ezekiel vision shows consequences as idolatrous exile, signified in the feet resembling a calf’s hoof. The same depiction in Isaiah 6:2 is covered by wings to shield their sin from the Holy God. Israel followed the spirit of God out of Babylon, out of exile back to the promised land just as out of Egypt. Despite previous sins their feet like calf hooves and legs remain strong following the spirit of God leading them back later into the promised land. Next in vision is heavenly technology of 4 wheels within a wheel. Their appearance and work was like colour of a beryl with the same one likeness. Their appearance and work was a wheel in the middle of a wheel. So when they went on their four sides they turned not when they went about. As for their rings, they were so high that they were awesome and their rings were full of eyes round about them for seeing. When living creatures moved about their wheels went by them and when living creatures were lifted up from the earth the wheels were lifted up. Wherever the spirit went wheels lifted nearby for spirit of living creatures was in wheels. Wherever they went these went and so when they stood these stood; when they were lifted up from the earth wheels lifted up next to them so spirit of living creatures in wheels. The principle of motion in the living beings empowered and propelled by God and wheels. The vision of heaven is connected directly to earth from God’s throne room touching earth on ground.  e6de91dc880c55b3e21d50f99b264259The wheel rings, full of eyes all-seeing like man’s eyes are made in likeness of God in Genesis 1:26. The great number of eyes on the rings symbolize how great is God’s awareness and direction of events. The Bible Scriptures give interpretation according to 1 Peter 1:20 know what God allows us to understand the wheel vision carrying God on throne given to Ezekiel. The likeness of the firmaments on heads of living creatures is colour of  crystal  stretched over their heads above. And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered one side, and every one had two, which covered other side of their bodies. And when they went is heard noise of their wings like the noise of great waters, as the voice of Almighty God, the Voice of God’s speech, as the noise of host when they stood they let down their wings. So the Voice from the firmament was over their heads when they stood and had let down their wings. Above the firmament over their heads was likeness of a throne the appearance of a sapphire stone and upon the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon throne. And the colour of amber appearance of fire round about from within, from the appearance of HIS LOINS upward and downward appearance of fire and it had brightness round about. The appearance of rainbow in the cloud like in the day of rain was appearance of the brightness. God’s Presence surrounded by Rainbow  adds to brilliance of colour covenant of peace between God and man through HIS Grace and Mercy. Appearance of the Glory of LORD God Almighty Ezekiel saw and fell on his face and heard the Voice of God Speak. Although the Jews were in captivity God’s Love for them continued to reassure them of His remembrance. Today no matter the state of any person or the situation, God still shows up to those who call upon God in Christ Jesus to save them everyday. In Daniel 7:7-13 living creatures surround white throne on which the Ancient of Days God Sits. This white throne is in final judgement in Revelations 20:22-15. The 4 beasts differ from the 4 beasts Ezekiel 1 and Revelations 4:6-8 so the lion, calf, eagle and man face creature has 4 wings but in contrast beasts in Revelation Seraphim have six wings. The Book of Isaiah 6:1-8 describes six-wing beings flying around the Throne of God singing “Holy, Holy, Holy.” God creates an amazing variety of no-wing angels, 2 wing angels, 4 wing angels and 6 winged angels as featured.0da6e43818c5f6633353de1b318ba898However, the first beast has the wings removed so stands upright and given mind of man. The 2nd beast resembles a bear with 3 ribs in mouth, told to ‘get up and eat your fill of flesh.’ The third beast resembles leopard with 4 heads as beasts in Ezekiel and Revelations. And beast given authority to rule like dragon beast from sea in Revelations 13. The final beast has large iron teeth used to crush and devour victims trampled underfoot as winepress beast, Revelation 14:18-20 until Jesus Christ Crushes the beast. In Revelations 4:6-8 the 4 living beings in Greek: τέσσαρα ζῷα, tessera zō[i]a are seen in John’s vision. These appear as a lion, ox, man, and eagle in Ezekiel but in a different order. They have six wings, but Ezekiel’s 4 living creatures have 4. In verse 6, they have “eyes all over, front and back so they alert, knowledgeable so nothing escapes notice. The wheels are beside living creatures in Ezekiel 1.18; 10.12, are “full of eyes all around.” The Hebrew word for “wheel” ôpannîm in Jewish literature indicates angelic orders in 1 Enoch 71.7; 3 Enoch 1.8; 7.1; 25.5-6, etc. In Revelation, 4 beasts surround God on red throne of ruby sardius contrasts white throne in Daniel 7:9, Revelations 20:11-15. So these 4 living creatures in prophetic apocalyptic interpretations by Christians vary. 4 living creatures, John of Patmos sees in Revelations and living creatures in visions of Ezekiel 1:5-28 and Isaiah 6:2 are similar but different. Ezekiel_10.22510831_std.jpgIn church history Victorinus, not original or only one said, lion represents Mark, the calf Luke, the man Matthew, and eagles John. Ireneaus was the first to make this association with evangelists. In living history the nations represented as eagle is America, lion is Britain, ox is Germany and bear Russia. Others think these represents intelligence of man, power, courage in lion, strength of ox and speed of eagle. In a hierarchy of life forms man is king of all, lion is king of animals, ox king of work, eagle king of birds. Some say China is lion, ox Russia so global news directly leads to endtime Armageddon significant roles. So think antiChrist leads supported by 2 states against Israel before final ultimate rule by Christ. Prophet Ezekiel  prophesied the whole world shall come to know God as everything leads to God’s Kingdom establishment of New Jerusalem on the earth. This whole world is about to know God for the first time ever as the verses in Ezekiel 6:7, 10; 12:15, 20; 16:62; 34:27; 37:13-14 shows. Before that happens to the world, God says His end-time elect will send HIS warning messages. Book of Ezekiel in its entirety helps lead the world to get to know the True, Living God Yahweh in Christ Jesus His Son. Although things get worse before life gets better the most important decision to make is belong to the Living God Almighty in Jesus Name. Jesus weeps and intercedes on behalf of people to be saved before it is too late. God is sad and crying in Jeremiah 14:17 for you like HE did for God’s people Judah. God cries in Romans 8:26, as it says when we do not know what to pray for in face of calamity God’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us through groanings. God groans and sighs beyond what words express and God cries beyond human tears. God is Crying over plight of the world and its destructions by God’s wrath to come. Receive God’s Grace and Mercy freely to you bought and paid for by Christ Jesus for eternal life. In the Bible in the village of Bethany Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus in John 11:35 and so continues to weep for all humanity. Jesus is weeping today to save you so accept His Love.

TITHES & OFFERING IN BIBLE

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The LORD spoke to Moses saying,  Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering or terumah in Hebrew. So everyone who gives willingly with his heart you shall take My offering says Exodus 25:1–2. God gave Israelites 53 mitzvot laws out of 613 commandments. These laws included the treatment of parents, slaves and foreigners, tithing, offerings, other people’s property. Gifts or Terumah תְּרוּמָה in Hebrew means an offering or contribution. The LORD God commanded Moses to take up a free will offering from people of Israel to build sanctuary in wilderness. In order to fund the building of the Sanctuary, God commands Moses to take a census of the people of Israel and to instruct them to give a half shekel of silver. “This is what everyone who is numbered shall give, half a shekel as a contribution to the LORD in Exodus 30:13.

A half-shekel coin from the First Jewish War (AD 66–70).  Around the chalice it says, “Half Shekel,” and above it “Year 2.”  The sprig of pomegranate side states “Jerusalem is holy.” In Exodus 35:35  and  36:5 says skilled women spun with their hands and brought what they spun in blue, purple, scarlet materials in fine linen. All  women   whose heart stirred with skill spun  goats’ hair.  The rulers brought onyx stones and stones for setting for ephod and breastplate. Moses asked all those skilled to work as engravers, designers and embroiderers in blue, purple, scarlet yarn, fine linen weavers skilled workers and designers. Embroiderers threaded fine linen cloth so weavers were excelled craftsmen and designers. The people responded well by giving like crowd funding today so much more than asked for. They brought too much more than needed everyday to Moses for the temple work. Moses told people to stop giving because they received more than required to complete temple tabernacle sanctuary for LORD God. 
The Mishkan Shilo Synagogue in the community of Shilo is a replica of the Biblical Tabernacle. This sanctuary, called the Mishkan, was meant to be a visible reminder for the people of God’s Holy Presence that dwelt among them. The offerings people bring include precious metals and stones, fine linens, animal skins, wood, oil for lamps, fragrant spices for the incense for God’s House. God instructed Moses to take offering only from those who give willingly from their heart. Again in 1 Chronicles 29 Gifts for Building the Temple from King David told the whole assembly: “My son Solomon God chose is young and inexperienced and the task is great, because palatial structure is not for man but for the Lord God. All my resources provided for the temple of my God gold for gold work, silver for silver, bronze for bronze, iron for iron, wood for wood, onyx for settings, turquoise, stone of various colours, all kinds of fine stone and marble all in large quantities. In my devotion to the temple of my God I give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple: three thousand talents of gold of Ophir and seven thousand talents of refined silver for overlaying of walls of the buildings, for the gold work and the silver work, and all work to be done by the craftsmen. All willing to consecrate themselves to the Lord today join in and  leaders of families, officers of the tribes of Israel, commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds and officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly.  They gave toward the work on temple of God five thousand talents, ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents bronze, a hundred thousand talents iron. All who had precious stones gave to treasury of the temple of the Lord in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite. The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders giving freely wholeheartedly to the Lord so David rejoiced greatly.
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Give 10% Tithe first plus offering of what you decide in your own heart to God not reluctantly or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver says 2 Corinthians 9:7 in the Bible. Due to a sinful nature some tend to be selfish not to give and complain about leaders lifestyle or seek what they receive only. Bible tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive in Acts 20:35. We give to God toward the work of the Lord, so we receive back so much more than just what we have given. “Give, and it will be given to you,   good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. With the measure you use, it will be measured to you says Luke 6:38. And Malachi 3:10 emphasizes the principle of giving to the Lord God that HE will pour out blessings when you give to HIM.The LORD God says ‘When you each pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted, no plague will come on them when Moses numbers them in  Exodus 30:11–12. In Deuteronomy 28 and Malach 3:10, those who sponsor the Kingdom of God are delivered from Gods curses in Haggai falling on those who chose to neglect the House of God but lavish grand mansions shown off proudly to others. There is God’s protective providence in giving.tithes

*UNVEILING MYSTERY OF TITHING*

•Tithing Brings Lifting to the giver.
•Tithing Brings Favour of God.
•Tithing Brings Helpers to you.
•Tithing Brings Flavour your life.
•Tithing Brings Solution to problems.
•Tithing Brings Increase from God .
•Tithing Brings Fully Long-Life.
•Tithing Brings Elevation from God.
•Tithing Brings Blessings to you.
•Tithing Brings Protection for you.
•Tithing Brings Promotion from God.
•Tithing Brings Exemption from trials.
•Tithing Brings Fruitfulness of joy.
•Tithing Brings Open-Doors for you.
•Tithing Brings Testimonies from God.
•Tithing Brings Opportunity to you.
•Tithing Brings Open-Heaven for life.
•Tithing Brings Manifestation from God.tithes-and-offerings
•Tithing Brings More Than Enough.
•Tithing Rebukes Pains turns to gains.
•Tithing Rebukes Tears and Sorrows.
•Tithing Rebukes Shame and Disgrace.
•Tithing Rebukes Failure in your life.
•Tithing Rebukes Labour vain toiling.
•Tithing Rebukes Accident from you.
•Tithing Rebukes Devourer of works.
•Tithing Rebukes Demotion in life.
•Tithing Rebukes Reproach to you.
•Tithing Rebukes Barrenness in life.
•Tithing Rebukes Stagnations in you.
•Tithing Rebukes Untimely Death.
•Tithing Rebukes Satanic Opposition.
•Tithing Rebukes Satanic Depression.
•Tithing Rebukes Satanic Oppression.
•Tithing Rebukes Promised And Failed.
•Tithing Brings God’s Finger on Life.
•Tithing Brings God’s Finger of Health.
•Tithing Brings God’s Hand on Ministry.
•Tithing Brings God’s Grace on Marriage.
•Tithing Brings God’s Business Increase.

*Malachi 3:10 in Bible On *TITHING*tithes.gif

•Is not A Pastors Decision.
• Is not A Religious Doctrine.
•Is not A Religious Fulfilment.
• Is not A Pastors Prescriptions.

*Tithe and offerings are forever to God *

A covenant avenue to tap supernatural abundance.

UNTIL YOU TITHE YOU CAN’T TESTIFY

TERUMAH (Offering)
Exodus 25:1–27:19; 1 Kings 5:26–6:13; Hebrews 9:128
TITHING TIME TO GOD
Tithe includes personal time devoted to Thank, Praise, Glorify, Honour God. For six days work is to be done but seventh day shall be your Holy Day Sabbath rest to the Lord.  Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death.  Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day in Exodus 35:2–3. Jesus said if there is any emergency to save lives Sabbath is to an occassion to help as Jesus asked who will not save their sheep fallen into a well. Jesus healed the disabled man on the Sabbath. Sabbath health contributes to good health and rest too fir wellbeing. told to
The people stood prepared to begin the construction of the Tabernacle. Moses told people not to work on Sabbath so the holiness of Sabbath is not violated for sacred purpose of building God’s Tabernacle. In addition, the size of the offering depends on the proportion of income and wealth. The widow’s mite   amount offering sacrificial love counts to the Lord Jesus. In Luke 21, Yeshua (Jesus) observed the rich giving gifts into the Temple treasury.  He witnessed a poor widow put in two leptons called mites in the King James translation of the Bible. In Yeshua’s day a lepton Greek for small orthin was the smallest denomination of coins.  Like pennies today, they would hardly be considered worth the effort of stooping to pick one up off the street.
A bronze lepton is estimated to have been worth about six minutes of a day’s wage.  The term lepton has survived in Greece so is 1/100 denomination of the official currency. Her two mites was all she had so appreciated by Yeshua who noticed tiny offering widow gave as great honour. Considered significant offering recorded two thousand years ago. And  Yeshua actually valued widow’s offering more generous than offerings of the rich. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them.  For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has. So most important point to note is build God’s House to please God in Christ and feed his sheep, help least in society too.

Is Christianity White Religion?

is-christianity-the-white-mans-religionChristianity is not a white man’s religion or slave master’s religion as make belief fallacy assumes. The white people in the West did not introduce Christianity to Africans through slavery. The Africans introduced Christianity 2,000 years ago when African Christian history began in Bible in Genesis with Mitochondrial Eve and Adam before Bible was completed. The Garden of Eden had 4 rivers flowing through Africa Cush, Ethiopia Abyssinia, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and east Africa. People of Africa know the God of the Bible as shown in time of Abraham who lived in Canaan with converts to Judaism and moved once to Egypt during famine. Hagar the mother of Ishmaelites was from Egypt and Jacob lived in Egypt during famine with Joseph. Moses’ wife Zipporah was an Egyptian and Joseph lived in Egypt as the Pentateuch points out. God delivered the people of Israel through Moses in oral history of God’s nature and God’s dealings with HIS people. Generations later God led Israel out of the Egyptian slavery and many Egyptians recognized the God of the Bible as God Almighty. Queen of Sheba was first mentioned in the Bible as this word queen referred to Black woman in 1 Kings 10:1. The queen of Sheba heard of fame of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord so she came to test Solomon with hard questions. And brought many spices as never brought in ever again as queen Sheba gave to Solomon.new2.png

Scholars say Moses’ wife, Zipporah was black as she was a Cushite in Numbers 12:1. Cush is the ancient name of areas of Africa. The Shulamite woman is black in Song of Solomon 1:5 in Bible. Some say Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11:3 was black so was Simeon the Niger in Acts 13:1. The Ethiopian eunuch in Acts &:37 was black. Ethiopians are mentioned 40 times in Bible references to black people. Since Ethiopians are black, prophet Jeremiah asked, can Ethiopian change his skin in Jeremiah 13:23 referring to a black skin.  Most Bible teachers believe black people are descendants of Noah’s son Ham in Genesis 10:6-20 in Bible. When it comes to active roles blacks play in Bible often white writers consistently are silent. So instead of giving due credit to blacks in living history, tone down the colour of the skin as not important to God as the condition of the heart. The gospel is a universal good news to black people, white people and every shade in between invited to come to Christ for salvation. By the grace of God black are included in the covenant of God with all the nations on earth. So black skin created by God is highly valued, precious, priceless focus on black soul matters to God in Christ.

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quote-jesus-was-not-a-white-man-he-was-not-a-black-man-he-came-from-that-part-of-the-world-billy-graham-82-41-55 After Jeremiah 1,500 years later, people of Africa were exposed to the God of the Bible as Jesus dwelt with them in Egypt. The Coptic church has memorialized the person of Jesus Christ who was taken by Mary and Joseph into Egypt to protect Him from the wrath of Herod. 30 years later Jesus faced crucifixion in Jerusalem weak, tortured, towards execution, it was black African man Simon of Cyrene who helped Him carry His Cross in Matthew 27:32. The Apostle Mark names Simon of Cyrene as the father of Alexander and Rufus. After Jesus died and rose again He ascended and His apostles filled with the Holy Spirit, empowered proclaims gospel message during Pentecost. For festivals in Jerusalem, proselytes travelled from African Churches among many people from many places. Africans from places such as Egypt and Libya and all people under the heavens gathered in Jerusalem for Pentecost. Included Jewish converts  who came from every nation under the heavens to Jerusalem at Pentecost as 33 C.E. account describes the Pentecost crowd of people. 3,000 people converted that day in Acts 2:38 when Peter said to them, Repent be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of all sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.TARDIS-Pentecost.jpgThe African converts took gospel to their homelands after these celebration. Acts 2:9 states this following list of all people from places in Jerusalem 3 times a year. As “Parthians, Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia. Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia Pamphylia, Egypt, parts of Libya of Cyrene, visitors from Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians.”All people in Jerusalem included Jews as the text says There, dwelling in Jerusalem were Jews devout men from every nation under heaven.” Most were Jews by birth but in the crowd were Gentiles converted to Jewish faith. Devout Jews together with proselyte  Gentiles were present each year in the crowd from every nation under heaven for 33 years in Jerusalem in Jesus’ lifetime and after. About 3 million Jews and converts in Jerusalem go in the temple on appointed days during 3 major festivals in Hebrew calendar which calls for people in Israel to be in the temple. These pilgrimage festivals of Feast of Passover are Pesach, in the Hebrew language in early spring; the Feast of Weeks, “Shavuoth,” which occurred fifty days later in later spring or “Pentecost,” means 50 days after Jesus Resurrection.” A third major pilgrimage festival is Feast of Booths or Tabernacles, “Sukkoth,” in the fall. So the Christian gospel made its way into Africa not in the 17th century through colonization but in first century within months of Jesus’ life and after His death by blacks to black people. 

89bb59177e56c0912f307d68dd09b733.jpgSeveral Africans play key roles in book of Acts where gospel continues to spread beyond Jerusalem. Apollos, an African of Alexandria became influential teacher and co-labourer of the Apostle Paul. The church at Antioch sent Paul and Silas as missionaries working with 2 key leaders of African descent, Simon called Niger and Lucius of Cyrene. The most famous African in New Testament is Ethiopian eunuch’s conversion recounted in Acts 8. Ethiopian eunuch was a high-ranking member of Queen Candace of Ethiopia’s court. While traveling back to Ethiopia from Jerusalem was reading the words of the prophet Isaiah from the Septuagint Old Testament translated from Hebrew into Greek in Africa. While reading he encountered Philip an evangelist who explained gospel to him, assured him of his salvation and baptized him. The Ethiopian already made yearly trips to Jerusalem previously as a Jewish convert. Now returned home rejoicing, bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ with him into Ethiopia where Jesus’ Church maintains consistent witness for two millennia. As gospel moved to Africa from Jerusalem it grew spreading to Europe and elsewhere. The book of Acts 11:20 reveals Africans were evangelizing with non-Africans so over the next several hundred years the African Christians had a tremendous impact on Western Christianity. And so the Western missionaries who came to Africa nearly 2,000 years later brought with them understanding of Christianity influenced by Africans.

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 The core Christian doctrines that says American slave masters passed on to black slaves in the 17th through 19th centuries were shaped in large part by whites. African Christians nearly 2,000 years before know God before doctrines of the colour, race, nature of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the nature of the Trinity were formally codified at Church Council of Nicaea. Nicaea and other Christian councils included bishops from all over the Christianized world. And Nicaea had members from East including Africa and the West. It was culturally and ethnically diverse group of bishops not whites who translated teachings of Scripture to the creedal statements that these councils produced and all orthodox Christians follow. So the creedal statement was influenced by writings and the teachings of African theologians like Augustine, Alexander, Athanasius, Cyril and others.

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David Livingston in 1813-1873 succeeded in his desire to expose the slave trade as his dominant motive. Proving the source of the Nile as geographical part of Africa was important to Livingstone. He proved the Bible was true by tracing the African roots of Judaism and Christianity. And he met generations later Africans who continued keeping black Jewish belief and Torah practices. Livingstone also on Africa in 1841 wrote, it was as exotic as outer space called the “Dark Continent” and “White Man’s Graveyard.” although the Portuguese, Dutch, and English were pushing into the interior, African maps had blank unexplored areas no roads, no countries, no landmarks. So Livingstone helped to redraw maps exploring a dozen countries including the hinterland South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, and Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). And he made the West aware of the continuing evil of African slavery which led to it being later outlawed. He was awed by the beauty of Zambezi river used for human misery. It linked the Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique, the main suppliers of slaves for Brazil who in turn sold to Cuba and United States. Though Livingstone was partially driven by a desire to create a British Christian colony, his primary ambition was to expose the slave trade and cut it off at the source. The strongest weapon in his task as he believed was for the Christian commercial civilization. He wanted to help replace the “inefficient” slave economy with a proper respect of black economy to buy and sell goods not fellow human beings and God’s people.maxresdefault (1).jpg

Hence whoever identifies misconstrues Christianity as ‘a white man’s religion’ must understand it is not true. Faith in God belongs to all nations under heaven not exclusively as a white religion but is a universal belief. So cannot be made white as Jesus’ bleached image makes Him whiter by overlooking exceedingly important role of blacks, Africans in the Bible in living church history. Original true Christianity comes from finished work of Jesus CHRIST not whites. Jesus “gave himself for all to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify His people as His own Titus 2:14. So all individuals of every tribe, language and people and nation belong to God says Revelation 5:9 as citizens of heavens. As James 1:13-14 says, let no one say when tempted to be evil say “I am tempted by God for God cannot be tempted with evil and so God tempts no one. Each person tempted to do evil is lured and enticed by his own evil desires. People cannot reject God then blame and accuse God for being a white racist by their wicked actions. And salvation is a personal decision required into the kingdom of God through Christ alone so whites are not the gatekeepers of heaven. Bitterness and anger against those who do evil in the name of God is fully recorded in Book of Life by God who takes full notice. During Judgement Day God will throw them in hell if they do not repent. You do not want to be their neighbours in hell so it is important not blame others especially God if not living right within the will of God. And humble yourself, repent to be saved in Christ not to miss heaven because of being misled to think Christianity belongs to whites. All have sinned and fallen short of the grace of God as sinners whether black, white, yellow or red. God loves all people so does not want anyone to reject Christ perish. Accept the key to entering God Almighty’s Kingdom through Christ for Christians as the only way of salvation in Christ alone not whites. Above all, God is not a white racist supremacist so LOVES all people who love and honour HIM in Christ. God created all people, provides life, food, sunshine, rain, shelter for all including HIS enemies. God wants all saved in Christ so stop divisive use of the Christian Gospel to preach hatred and divisions in the name of Father God in Christ Jesus Name. 

GOD’S CITY IS JERUSALEM


The Holy City of God Jerusalem, Mount Zion must proclaim the power of God’s majesty over Israel whose power is in the heavens says Psalm 68:34. God had Chosen Jerusalem so God’s Name is in Jerusalem. And God will Arise and have Mercy on Zion, for the Time to Favour Israel has come, Yes God’s Set time has come says Psalm 102:13. God chose King David and his Seed to rule God’s people, Israel says 2 Chronicles 6:6. It will come to pass everyone who calls on the name of the LORD God Yahweh will be saved. In Mount Zion, Jerusalem there shall be deliverance among the remnants whom Yahweh calls says Joel 2:32. So God will make places around Mount Zion, God’s Hill a blessing so will cause showers of blessings to come down in their season, and there shall be showers of blessings says Ezekiel 34:26. Blessings, Glory, Wisdom, Thanksgiving, Honour, Power, Might be to our Lord God Forever and Ever according Bible in Revelation 7:12. So people dwelling in Zion in Jerusalem shall weep no more because God will be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. God hears your cry so HE will hear and answer you says Isaiah 30:19. David said, the LORD God gives rest to HIS people to dwell in Jerusalem Israel forever says Chronicles 23:25. God has Chosen HIS people so God is with you in Jerusalem in Judah to build the House of God of Israel the Only One True God in Jerusalem in Ezra 1:3. God’s blessings shall come upon you and overtake you because you obey the voice of the Lord your God Deuteronomy 28:2. Proclaim liberty in the land to all the inhabitants as Jubilee and celebrate with joy says Leviticus 25:10. The Jubilee shall be holy to you so you shall eat produce from the land says Leviticus 25:12. So Consecrate yourselves to God to bestow blessings on you this day says Exodus 32:29. Yet some news portray Israel in a negative light God has plans for Israel affecting the whole world. Negative views causes concerns behind latest strings of rocket attacks launched into southern Israel. These groups made no secret of desire for all of the land of Israel to be without Jewish people left in the land. The enemies of the Jewish people are still trying everything they can to wipe God’s Chosen people from the face of the earth in vain. Israel is daily reminded of the deadly serious nature of these threats facing God’s tiny nation and how vitally important is that they know that they are not alone. The extremists attacks destroy homes and burn houses of worship by hate crime. This trend against people, regardless of faith or non-faith by fundamentalists sanctions despicable actions. True vision of Judaism sees all people as created in a Divine IMAGE of YAHWEH so does not diminish or demean anyone. Jerusalem is the heartbeat of God and Israel God’s love bridge between Jews and Gentiles. Study Bible to know what God says about Jerusalem where heaven and earth met to understand impending endtimes plan coming soon involving the whole world.JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MET God is LOVE so honour and enhance the shared humanity. The anti-Semitism defamation increased tensions against the interfaith relations in Israel attacked 42 churches, monasteries, and mosques vandalized or torched in Israel over the past four years. The Church of Multiplication arsonists scrawled a phrase from Jewish Aleinu prayer on the wall of the church complex equating Christianity with idolatry in the Holy Land by Lehava radical right-wing Jewish movement. Israel urges taking a decisive action against anti-Christian extremists who cross redline damaging property and people too. Christian men of faith are often spat on in Jerusalem, shunned, fasted against to mourn their Messianic belief, harassed, intimidated, blackmailed, blacklisted,” Wadiya Abu Nasser told Army Radio, according to the Times of Israel. The hate barometer in Israel is rising, Goshen-Gottstein told HuffPost but said he is certain interfaith dialogue helps restore peace and hopes to talk to those accused of Tabgha arson and perhaps persuade them to rethink their theology. In addition punishments, should include get two months of service with the monks at Tabgha to get to know the human face of the people they hurt. Goshen-Gottstein said, “The only reason they do something like this is because they do not have genuine faith or love for their neighbours and others as God requires. Others design specific foreign policy objective pledging to eradicate them from the face of the Earth to ensure they dominate and control it. Is it really true anyone can wipe out others from the face of the earth? Sadly it is true according to the Bible in Revelation 19:15 it will be done to eradicate many people by God and Jesus plus heavenly armies. Though absolute power corrupts absolutely ULTIMATE POWER BELONGS EXCLUSIVELY ONLY to GOD the Patent OWNER of the earth and all the people. Thankfully sometimes no one is hurt THANKS to YAHWEH GOD of Israel’s Mercy and Supernatural protection plus Iron Dome missile defenses. These are urgent reality of threats facing God’s Chosen People needs realistic response. The great tribulation predicted by Jesus and prophets are global world situations seen. There is greater need for Divine intervention because the battle belongs to the Lord God JEHOVAH Nissi who Chose Jerusalem to Dwell in. JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MET KING of Kings Lord Jesus will RETURN physically to earth to rule and reign from Jerusalem Israel. It is important to know the Gospel Message of people of the Book to make wise informed choices to accept Yeshua Jesus The Son of God. Belong to YAHWEH LORD GOD ALMIGHTY personally to be saved from GOD’S WRATH on those who reject Messiah Jesus Christ. God and the New JERUSALEM is Coming to earth to Dwell PERMANENTLY forever in Israel eternally in PERFECT PEACE. Only those who accept Jesus Christ as the Children of God qualify to enjoy living in God’s Kingdom as YAHWEH COMMANDS. Pray according to Psalms 51:10 asking God in Jesus Name to recreate clean heart O God and renew right Holly Spirit in you and repent before it is too late be saved.

JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MET

Jerusalem is the center of the world as the focus of prophecy in the Bible. So the Holy City of Jerusalem is the place where God has Chosen to place HIS NAME. And Jerusalem is ground zero for spirit war in our world today as God’s Headquarters of government on earth. It is impossible to understand the Bible current events without understanding the crucial role of Jerusalem. That is why this book written on Jerusalem Where Heaven and Earth Met. lays out the plan of God from the past, living history to the present and future of Jerusalem and God’s Chosen people. It is a must read for every friend of Israel. With a renewed sense of urgency and a passion to obey God’s command we pray for the peace of Jerusalem according to Psalm 122:6. This offered e-book is free as a way of thanking you for being part of the Jerusalem Prayer Team standing with God’s Chosen people in a powerful and important way. We appreciate your love support and together speak God’s commanded blessings on you.

WHY DID GOD CHOOSE JERUSALEM?

Out of the whole wide world God Chose Jerusalem Temple Mount View seen from Mount Olives as HIS HOLIEST SITE ON EARTH. GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH is directly involved in Living World History so this is the City of God. New Jerualem will descend so God Dwells permanently on earth. So be prepared to restore and to remove the desolation sacrilege so God will take HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE OF JERUSALEM ABODE BACK. This causes major Armageddon war battle for the final show down of God’s Superpower Strength above all humanity vying for God’s Only Chosen Site to Dwell on earth. God will raise up another Cyrus in righteousness to make all his ways straight. He will rebuild God’s city and set exiles free not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty in the Bible in Isaiah 45:13. God’s Superior Real Estate Prowess Architectural Success means God decides a King Cyrus as done 1,500 years ago, to get back into the hottest business in the world of Third Temple building. So the idea a Temple possibly be rebuilt on the Temple Mount causes enemies of God to riot and loot, bomb cars, buildings, stab and shoot innocent civilians. The Dome of the Rock atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is where the people pray at the Western Wailing Wall. Cautious of all building in the contested territories of Judea-Samaria, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, wants God Resettlement to happen on earth. In preparation many would like God to move into Jerusalem. God made a public statement in the Bible on rebuilding the Temple Mount. Unofficial Sanhedrin council sent is asking for help in building the Temple. Though they want to do so  worldwide pressure, violence, opposer’s actions makes plan seem impossible. Yet, it must happen someday. God and man toward are prepared for Grand Temple.

Foundation Stone, or Rock (Sakhrah), which is the rock beneath Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The greatest tragedy of Israel’s history was loss of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.  When the Second Temple was destroyed in AD 70, the focal point of Israel’s spiritual life disappeared along with it. In its place, the Dome of the Rock was erected between 689 and 691, after Muslims captured Jerusalem from the Christian Byzantines in the 7th century. It was deliberately built on place where First and Second Temples once stood to protect the sacred rock of God’s Holy Place. Some Muslim leaders and professors around the world insist the Holy Temples never existed, so dismiss the proven historical and archaeological excavations conducted by Jewish and non-Jewish archaeologists that there are no archeological findings connected to the Jews. The excavations conducted at the bottom of Temple Mount all yield the proof of Jews’ claim Holy Mount Temple belongs to Jehovag Nissi. The spot of the Kidron valley in 1990s excavated the Solomon’s Stables an archaeological historical site. Temple Mount Sifting Project with thousands of volunteers are recovering Temple period artifacts from debris as shown here in picture.

This floor tile Temple Mount courtyard is reconstructed from artifacts uncovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project seen in YouTube. The First Temple was built by Solomon at Temple Mount. Though the tabernacle and altars dedicated to God preexist later temples built. God told David, “When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish throne of his kingdom forever in Bible in 2 Samuel 7:12–13. David, a shepherd boy fought Goliath and became King, desired to build a permanent dwelling place for God. But because he was a man of war and had too much blood on his hands the task of building First Temple was given to his son Shlomo Solomon, whose name in Hebrew means peace. So first Temple built by King Solomon around 1000 BC, was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC on Tisha B’av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av), and the Jews were exiled in Babylon.

Women praying in Western Wall tunnels, which expose an additional 485 meters of the Wall. This is a spot in the tunnel where Jewish women can be the closest to where the Holy of Holies once stood. As Jeremiah prophesied, Jewish people returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon (today Iraq) after 70 years. “The LORD GOD says: ‘When 70 years are completed for Babylon, will come to you and fulfill My good promise to bring you back to this place in Jeremiah 29:10. And  100 years earlier Isaiah prophesied the name of the Persian King who enabled Jewish people to return to Jerusalem, specifically to rebuild the Temple. In Isaiah 44:28: God says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that God pleases; he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,” and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.”’
Model of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to be reconstructed after the first and the Second Temples were destroyed by God’s enemies. When Jews returned to Jerusalem from Babylonian captivity, they re-built Temple, expanded four hundred years later by King Herod and called “The Glorious Temple.”  Though a Second Temple was built Temple did not stand. In AD 70 (586 years later), on the same terrible calendar day of Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of Av) that the First Temple was destroyed, Roman army, led by General Titus, annihilated Jerusalem, razed the Second Temple to the ground, and sent Jewish people into exile. For the next 19 centuries, Jews in exile longed to return to Promised Land so Temple stands again on the Temple Mount. So devout Jews still pray 3 times daily, “May it be Thy will the Temple be speedily rebuilt in our days.” After a long wait this generation can see Temple standing in Jerusalem again God willing.
Model of Second Temple Holy Mandate is in the process to rebuild God’s Holy Sanctuary. “Have them make sanctuary for me to dwell among them in Exodus  25:8. God never withdrew His command to Israel build Him a Sanctuary. In fact, the prophet Haggai rebuked people for neglecting work of rebuilding LORD’S house. “The word of the Lord through the prophet Haggai says,  ‘Is it a time for you to be living in your grand paneled houses while House of God remains ruin? stated in Haggai 1:3–4. Under the leadership of Zerubbabel, work of rebuilding Temple began. “So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people.  They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God.”  (Haggai 1:14. Several organizations take God’s Words seriously up so already made the preparations.
Model of Tabernacle with the Menorah, the Table of the Showbread and Incense Altar. Third Temple Preparations are Ready so some preparations for the building of Third Temple are already completed by an organization called The Temple Institute, in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem’s walled Old City. An Orthodox organization completed restoration and construction of many sacred vessels necessary for use in service for the Holy Temple.  These are no mere replicas or models, but authentic vessels, made from gold, copper, silver and wood. The three vessels vital to Temple service completed stand ready:  the menorah seven branched candelabra, the Table of Showbread, and Incense Altar all made of gold. These are gold and silver vessels used in incense and sacrificial services of Cohen HaGadol High Priest and the Levitical musical instruments. Also completed after years of research and development is the sacred garment or ephod of the Cohen HaGadol as well as his choshen breastplate and the tziz zahav (golden crown).
Temple Institute Priests train to practice Passover sacrifice using the authentic reproductions of the Temple trumpets. Rabbi Yisrael Ariel: Founder of Temple Institute of Jerusalem the mastermind behind this ambitious project. The Jewish Rabbi, Yisrael Ariel, founder and former director of Temple Institute’s renowned Biblical scholar, author of Hebrew books, including Atlas of the Biblical Boundaries of the Land of Israel, believes each and every generation of Jews is obliged to do all they can to rebuild Holy Temple. Rabbi Ariel’s belief is counter to some Orthodox Jews who believe Messiah Moshiach comes again before Temple may be rebuilt. Rabbi Ariel is zealous soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces’ paratrooper brigade, one of first soldiers to reach the Temple Mount when it was liberated by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967. On June 7, 1967, for the first time in almost 1,900 years, Jerusalem came back under Jewish control, and Rabbi Ariel was there. At that time, the vision was birthed in his heart to do all in his power to assist in the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. Twenty-one days later, on June 28, 1967, Knesset passed a decree annexing East Jerusalem bringing entire city of Jerusalem back to Jewish control.
Victorious Israel Defense Force paratroopers advanced through Old City to Temple Mountand Western (Wailing) Wall on June 7, 1967, desppite Jordan’s continued attacks and occupation of the UN Headquarters in Jerusalem. Rabbi Ariel writes in his Siddur HaMikdash  Holy Temple Prayerbook, “It is difficult to describe the feeling that filled us during that extraordinary time in the life of the nation.  The words ‘ringing the bells of the Messiah’ express in a limited way what was being felt in the heart. “This led to a certain sense of letdown that so many of us experienced.  After all, we have arrived at the threshold of the Holy Temple: we are standing at the Western Wall where is the Messiah?” He explains that over time he realized expectations were “misplaced” and that God expected the Jewish People to be proactive in the rebuilding of the Temple. “Throughout years studies began to reveal inaction to was accountable: God does not intend for us to wait for a day of miracles.  As expected to act to accomplish God’s Word to do all withibn power to prepare for rebuilding of Holy Temple, for renewal of divine service says Siddur HaMikdash, page 526. Rabbi Ariel’s vision and beliefs are shared by Temple Institute’s current directors, as well.
Kohanim discuss ritual purity required in rebuilding of the Temple. Prophecy is Significant as Scripture indicate Temple will be standing on original location on Temple Mount before Yeshua’s return. So “Know and understand: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’  It will be rebuilt with streets and trench in times of trouble says Daniel 9:25. The vessels, garments, and building plans already prepared has great prophetic significance for those who await the return of Messiah Yeshua Jesus. Some think God brings New Heavenly Temple to earth so does not need third Temple. Others think a conflict over third Temple triggers the Armageddon battle as finale of devil’s rule and so usher’s in Messiah’s Rule forever. Yeshua said when the fig tree symbol for Israel blossoms, His return is imminent so He is right at the door. To learn lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and leaves come out, you know that summer is near.  Even so, when you see all these things, you know Jesus is near, right at the door stated in Matthew 24:32–34. The fact that Israel was reborn as a nation in 1948 is one of indications this generation is end-time generation. Believers Yeshua warned of end days Great Tribulation caused by the refusal to stop standing in the holy place causing desolation,’ spoken of through prophet Daniel let the reader understand and in those in Judea flee to mountains, according to Matthew 24:15-16. And this abomination of desolation with armed forces will rise up to desecrate temple fortress and abolish daily sacrifice.  Then they will set up the abomination causes desolation says Daniel 11:31. Be wise to prepare yourselves and loved ones for an evil time by deepening relationship with the Lord Jesus and God Almighty. The radical Muslims pelt Israeli police with rocks on the Temple Mount. This project of magnitude comes with many practical, religious political challenging opposition. The most obvious obstacle to rebuilding Temple is 37-acre Temple Mount rebuilt is under Muslim control. Though Israel liberated and regained control over all of Jerusalem during Six Day War 1967 control of holiest site for the Jews, the Temple Mount, given to Muslims. The answer is tragic after hard-won, against-all-odds, Israeli victory, General Moshe Dayan, Minister of Defense a secular Jew did not believe the Bible was the Word of God, met with five leaders of Supreme Muslim Religious Council at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Six Day War: (left to right) Jerusalem Commander Uzi Narkis, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, IDF Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, and General Rehavam Ze’evi walk through the Old City of Jerusalem. At this meeting General Dayan orders removal of Israeli flag, IDF soldiers risked lives to put on golden dome. Dayan hands over administrative control to the Arabs (a Jordanian-controlled Muslim trust or Waqf.  This policy of Arab authorities control to police Israel’s most sacred site remains unchanged until today. Jews are permitted limited access to site of Temple Mount so reading of Jewish Scriptures or praying by either Jews or Christians is prohibited, despite the fact that access to holy sites is guaranteed under Israeli law. So Muslim authorities do not permit Jewish prayer on Temple Mount so the custom of praying near Western Wall developed. And as Wall is nearest ancient site Holy of Holies, the chief rabbis warn Jews not to pray or ascend to Temple Mount because they might desecrate Holy of Holies by unknowingly standing on this place where only High Priest was allowed to enter. Temple access to site is limited by a complex set of purity laws so entrance permitted to fulfil religious precept.
Israel surrounded by sea of hostile Arab neighbors bent on destruction, and with the Dome of the Rock sitting defiantly on Temple Mount, rebuilding Holy Temple seem impossible. However, Bible assures New Temple be rebuilt for God’s by men if not in this generation maybe the next. While not known the exact day Temple Mount Third Temple be is rebuilt or how soon will take place approaching Days of the coming of Messiah is very near.
God has a plan for Israel in end times, so His plans will be accomplished to fulfill His Word! Be part of what God is doing in the moment in living history. Jews fully controlled Jerusalem for 1000s of years before conflicts and invasions by God’s enemies took over. Jesus warned people the Temple will be destroyed so the abomination sacrilege imposed on the Holy of Holies Yahweh’s Sacred ground. True indeed this happened as Jesus asked the readers to understand the following living history of these events. Ensure getting best knowledge to help make informed choice concerning Israel and stop anti Semitism against God and Israel. Jerusalem fell into the hands of many despots over past centuries until the current Mount Temple escalation led to enforcing exclusion of Jews, Christians among others as Jesus predicted. So 1,400 years Jews, Christian/Islamic conflict still exist over Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MET

The Muslim goal was central government first at Damascus then at Baghdad, Cairo, Istanbul, or other imperial centers. The local governors, judges, and other rulers were appointed by the central imperial authorities for far off colonies. Islamic law was introduced as law, whether or not wanted by the local people. Arabic was introduced as rulers’ language, and local language frequently disappeared as slaves sold abroad. Then two classes of residents established, native residents paid a tax colonialist rulers did not have to pay. The law differed in places but the following is example of colonialist laws colonized Christians and Jews subjected to over the years:

  • Christians and Jews could not bear arms, Muslims could;
  • Christians and Jews could not ride horses, Muslims could;
  • Christians and Jews had to get permission to build Muslims did not
  • Christians and Jews paid certain taxes which Muslims did not;
  • Christians could not proselytize Muslims could;
  • Christians and Jews bow to Muslim masters when they paid their taxes
  • Christians and Jews lived under the law set forth in Koran, not either their own religious or secular law.

These laws allowed the local conquered people less freedom than allowed the conquering colonialist rulers. Non-Arab Muslim inhabitants of conquered lands became second class citizens behind the ruling Arabs. This classic colonialism of Cecil Rhodes was practiced globally by a group of people who settle in a distant territory in another state jurisdiction for control over who remain under political jurisdiction of their native land. “Bloody” conquest by guns were no match for the spears resistance of natives. So Christian west and Jews fight against Muslim east, almost 1,500 years of Muslim imperialist, colonialist, conquest and subjugation of others through invasion and war to the east of Arabia in Iraq, Persia, further eastward, which continues to this day.JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MET

The closest geographically, Palestine was the first Western non-Arab area invaded in Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest and subjugation of others. At the time, Palestine was under rule of the Eastern Roman Empire, ruled from Istanbul by Greeks, Eastern Orthodox Catholic. The Eastern Orthodox rule was despotic and Eastern Roman Empire was in serious decline. The Eastern Orthodox rulers were despots, and in Palestine had subjugated the large population of local Jews and Monophysite Christians. The Orthodox were imperialist, majored in religious persecution. Muslim imperialist colonialist, bloody conquest subjugation of Palestine and Egypt took place. These conquest of Palestine Israel by Muslim imperialist, colonialist bloody conquest began with a battle, the August 20, 636, battle of Yarmk with 75,000 soldiers. At first local Jews welcomed the Muslims as liberators. The Muslims had subjugated remainder of Palestine but had not been able to capture Jerusalem. Beginning in July 637, the Muslims began a siege of Jerusalem which lasted for five months before Jerusalem fell in February 638. Arabs did not sack the city, and the Arab soldiers were apparently kept in tight control by their leaders. No destruction was permitted as a triumph of ‘civilized’ control.” This conquest is very significant hallmark of Muslim colonialism began to make Christian and Jewish people to pay a tribute to colonialist Muslims. Baghdad used imperialist, colonialist, bloody wars of conquest throughout life of its empire to provide Caliphate with steady stream of slaves, made eunuchs.JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH METThe Muslim conquest of Christian North Africa continued against native Berbers encountered west of Egypt. The North African people fought so strongly against Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest in the west was brought to an almost complete stop between Tripoli and Carthage for more than a quarter century. The Muslims broke through in a series of battles followed by revenge massacres of Christian opponents. This Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest continued from North Africa to Spain, Portugal, southern France, until stopped at the battle of Poiters in middle of France. The Muslims in the imperialist colonialist, bloody conquests, killed two to three times as many Christians as the Christians killed Muslims in all Crusades combined. Jerusalem’s central location appeals most to the Muslims. So after the Saladin conquered Jerusalem, victorious Saladin forbade acts of vengeance. There were no more deaths, no violence. The “Saladin’s generosity to Jews or Christian does not mention 450 years prior Muslim aggressive approach. The Crusaders and Christian or Western aggression against Islam ignores prior history of the Muslim colonialist occupation of Jerusalem. This history of Muslims, headquartered in Arabia, captured Jerusalem for 100 years chiefly under the Umayyads, Jerusalem prospered under Muslim rule. JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH METSucceeding Abbasids, rule of Jerusalem began to decline beginning 725 A.D. The decline of central Muslim government breaking away from Arabia provinces, growth of warlike revolutionary groups, growth of extremist Muslim sects and the decision Muslims to convert Christians and Jews and pagans to Islam is colonial nature of Jerusalem. Abbasids drained wealth from Jerusalem to Baghdad for the benefit of the caliphs, and Jerusalem declined economically. The language of the government became Arabic, forcible conversion to Islam became the Muslim policy. In 750, the Caliph destroyed the walls of Jerusalem, leaving it defenseless they were later rebuilt, in time to defend against the Crusaders. The history of the following 300 hundred years is complex and tangled. Jerusalem Christians and Jewish majority suffered greatly during alternating periods of peace and war. So these happenings were repeated Muslim destruction of the countryside of Israel in 970-983, and 1024-1077 in Jerusalem. The wholesale destruction by the Muslims of Christian churches by direct order of the Caliph, in 1003 and by Muslim mobs; the total destruction of Jerusalem by Caliph of Cairo in early 1020s; building small mosques on top of Christian churches; enforcing the Muslim laws limiting the height of Christian churches; attacking, robbing Christian pilgrims from Europe; attacking Christian processions in streets of Jerusalem; etc. After nearly 100 years of Muslim rule, the caliphs begun to add religious importance to conquests setting conversion to Islam important priority. It was latter caliphs without the first-hand remembrance of Mohammed distanced empire led to independent rulers being established in Spain, North Africa, Cairo, Asia Minor, etc.; and the instability of the caliphates and resulting civil wars.JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MET

The conversion to Islam after 100 years of Muslim conquest imperial colonialism had little significancs to force conversion so an aggressive approach was adopted. Jerusalem, was a particular problem as the Jews and Christians churches were significantly wealthier than the Muslims. This was in beginning of early 800s with Charlemaigne, Europe prototype foreign aid program helped churches located at Holy places in Jerusalem. Embarrassed Muslims, saw the Christian churches and monasteries outshone Muslim’s. Many churches and monasteries were run by western religious orders, report directly to Rome by western leaders appointed by Rome subject to Constantinople. Literally thousands of European Christian pilgrim made pilgrimage to Jerusalem from such places as Germany, France, and Hungary in the years 1000, 1033, 1064, and 1099). Muslim and European rulers frequently sought to enter into treaties of support with each other. As a result, Christian churches became target of Muslims by enemies against European ties in a civil war. The Christian churches were rebuilt when pro-western rulers came to power.JERUSALEM: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MET

Muslim continue what begun 1400 years culminating in Crusades clashes between Islam and Western Christendom. These history of Islam in Jerusalem, Spain and Portugal, France in the battle of Portiers, are part of endtime living history. These conflicts continue to Armageddon battle Jerusalem. Muslim history in widespread belief of Islam east and west Christianity begun before, today’s Muslim description of current West Bank conflicts. Israel is Chosen by Yahweh allowing the Muslim control for a season to teach Jews and Christians lesson for rebellious reasons. Now God’s timetable agenda punishment season is satisfied so change is coming to Jerusalem. Behold God is doing a new thing; now it springs forth do you not know? God makes a way in wilderness and rivers in desert, Isaiah 43:19. So bringing whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not open the floodgates of heaven to pour out so much blessing there will not be room enough to store it according to Malachi 3:10. Help restore God’s City Jerusalem get free copy:

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JESUS’ WIFE HOAX LIES

According to a report in the Guardian and the New American discovery of a supposedly ancient fragment of papyrus is in fact a fake says multiple scholars and experts. According to September 18 issue of UK’s Guardian newspaper, Karen King professor of early Christianity at Harvard University, said the fragment is from the third or fourth century AD and contains text in which Jesus refers to “my wife,” whom he identifies as Mary. “King helped translate and unveiled the tiny fragment at a conference of Coptic experts in Rome,” said the report. “She said it does not prove Jesus was married but speaks on issues of family, marriage that faced Christians.” A host of Bible scholars have refuted notion saying it was a relic of ingenious hoax. Professor Francis Watson, UK’s Durham University studied the fragment and said papyrus is actually a patchwork of texts from a non-canonical Coptic-language Gospel of the Thomas reassembled to suggest Jesus had a wife. In another piece Guardian reported “Watson argues fragment sentences found on papyrus fragment were copied, sometimes with small alterations, from printed editions of Gospel of Thomas.” Watson said it is   a modern forgery, composed in this way in fourth century. Interesting discovery and translation of the papyrus garnered big headlines in mainstream press and on internet but debunked by the Vatican experts. Others said Jesus’ tomb in India in the official burial site of Youza Asaph, a medieval Muslim preacher. A growing number of people believe it is in fact the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.

Map showing location of Srinagar

They believe Jesus survived crucifixion almost 2,000 years ago, and went to live out his days in Kashmir. In Mecca is an empty Tomb beside Mohammed waiting for Jesus to return from heaven to live 40 years then die and be buried next to him. These notions strongly think Jesus’ was buried there or will be buried later there. It is a story spread by local shopkeepers, just because some crazy professor said it was Jesus’s tomb. They thought it would be good for business. Tourists will come after all these years of violence. And it got into the Lonely Planet so too many people started coming. One foreigner broke off a bit from tomb to take home with him so it was closed. Exhausted Australians appeared, carrying the latest edition of the Lonely Planet travel guide to India, which, sure enough, carried the tale of Jesus’s tomb, with some caveats about crackpots and blasphemy. They took a photo outside the shrine but were not desperately disappointed that it was closed. And so the tomb of Jesus was just another place to tick off on their tourist in India to visit list.

Buddhist monastery, Srinagar

The remains of a Buddhist monastery which some believe Jesus visited

The ruins of a Buddhist monastery in a location halfway up mountainside north Srinagar. It has arrival of mass tourism with hidden stock of ancient terracotta tiles for sale. Claims Jesus was among the religious leaders who attended a Buddhist meeting in AD80, and pointed to the place where he sat. The stories of Jesus in India are not just aimed at the gullible tourists they date back to the 19th Century. They were attempts to explain the striking similarities between Christianity and Buddhism, a matter of great concern to 19th Century scholars. Some Christians to root story of Jesus in Indian soil talk of the missing years of Jesus, unmentioned in the gospels, when he was between the ages of 12 and 30.

Woman kisses statuette of Jesus, in Srinagar Cathedral

Christians form a little more than 2% of India’s population

Some say He was in India, picking up Buddhist ideas. These aren’t notions that have entirely died out. The US based Christian sect Church Universal and Triumphant, is the best-known modern supporter of the belief that Jesus lived in Kashmir. In Islam Jesus is penultimate prophet of a minority tradition adopted by Ahmadiyya sect that Rozabal contains the grave of Jesus. However, professional historians laugh when you say Jesus once lived in Kashmir. His tomb is firmly on tourist trail with a growing number of credulous visitors who believe Jesus was buried in Rozabal shrine. The Son of God called YAHVEH Tzidkeinu arose from the line of David says Jeremiah 23:5–6.  Messiah Yeshua HaMashiach Jesus Son of David fulfilled Messianic prophecy 600 years later a Perfect, blameless, flawless, sinless, spotless, guiltless, Holy, innocent Saviour Who took all of our sins upon Himself so we become the righteousness of El Elyon God in Christ.

20120202-150317.jpgJesus said in Matthew 24:24 many will come in My name saying, I am the Christ so will deceive many. False christs, false prophets will rise to show great wonders, perform great signs, wonders and even miracles convincingly that even the very elect if not discerning will be led stray. Though multitudes are called into the Kingdom of God few are chosen. Earlier Jesus warned in Matthew 24:11 many false prophets will appear and deceive many people because the devil is an angel of light. The devil’s agents of false righteousness have the appearance of God but deny TRUE GOSPEL TESTIMONY of God, Jesus  power of resurrection genuine miracles. So immediately Jesus resurrects 3 days from grave after Crucifixion by Roman soldiers there was attempt to discount the credibility of this miracle. Skeptics tried for at least 2,000 years to find ways to discredit the Bible and the concept of God sending MESSIAH to save mankind. Though the Bible is correctly accepted as historically accurate Sadducees do not believe in resurrection after death. They paid people to spread false rumours to prevent their response to the TRUTH by changing their minds based on the live evidence of Jesus’ resurrection. Among believers and the followers of Jesus they showed doubt to deceive the vulnerable who do not study the Bible as Disciples of Jesus. So false prophets arise, mislead  many astray to discount the works of God.  Garden-Tomb (1).jpg Bereans study literally Bible to examine the TRUTH for themselves as Paul taught them in Synagogues and in the homes. It is many false prophets who arise and lead many astray, false christs, false prophets  performing signs, wonders, lead people astray. Mark 13:6 says many shall come in Jesus name saying I am Christ so shall deceive many. Jesus Christ foretold major trends precede His RETURN to earth and first sign mentioned is false prophets. It is the plot hatched in Matthew 27:12 to pay money to 12 soldiers who guarded Jesus’ tomb with instruction to spread false rumours among the Jews. The 12 soldiers saw the stone rolled away and reported miracle to Romans turned to apostasy. When they heard there was a supernatural resurrection clear evidence their fear indeed came true. They knew Jesus Power to raise other dead people because they had seen it, they knew His Power to heal diseases, they knew Jesus’ Power over kingdom of darkness, they knew His ability to multiply food, to do miraculous wonders, to walk on water, etc. Their greatest fear above all these miracles is bringing faith to people to accept Yeshua MESSIAH Son of God as the REAL LONG AWAITED SAVIOUR. The shock of a resurrection catapulted them into a plot to cover it up. So in Matthew 28:12-14 in Bible from verse 12, “they assembled with the elders and counseled together in the meeting with Sanhedrin which took place to create false evidence to misinform about Jesus’ resurrection.Rotator3.jpgtomb-rolling-stone-near-jezreel-valley_fjenkikns040208_0145t.jpgThe Sanhedrin of 70 men, elders of Israel who constitute the body of adjudication legal body made resolutions with regard to the whole nation. They convened by official resolution to deceive themselves and the world. The ruling body Sanhedrin came together to plot fake news by spin doctors as facts to say Jesus did not rise up from the dead. That earthquake and angel opening tomb was a glorious story all the Roman guards fell literally and fainted as told first hand by those guards as witnesses. Despite the evidence of Jesus’ empty tomb they did something together with own fake tomb in France and fake paintings of caves as a result of decisions through resolution. They bribed 12 soldiers who lied as they were given large sums of money. They did not want these soldiers going around saying there was miracle, an earthquake and tomb opened by a holy angel. They saw Jesus’ grave clothes lying in place proving obviously Jesus rose from the dead. So given a large sum of argurios, silver money like Judas, paid 30 pieces of silver to betray Christ. They paid because they could not tolerate amazing Truth so unbelief wants to damage faith of other people to stick to wicked sinful position by their wicked hearts. So they literally fabricated a deception to cover up the resurrection act of redemption purchased by Jesus’ Blood. They tried to undermine Gospel Truth that proves the grave was empty with lies against WORK of God. The Romans knew the grave was empty, the Jews knew it was empty, everybody knew it was empty. Everybody in history knows it was an empty tomb so they had no choice but to admit the truth facing them. Instead they paid a large sum of money in verse 13 and told the soldiers, “You are to say, His disciples came by night and stole Jesus away while you were asleep so the soldiers bribed preached the antiChrist gospel to misinform people. IMG_2432.jpgGarden-Tomb.jpgTheir false story despises resurrection of Jesus and Empty Tomb seen here and so created false marriage story of Jesus to Mary Magdalene to distract from REAL TRUTH of Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus warns, when many say behold Jesus is here or there do not believe it because such stories do not agree with the Bible TRUTH. The evidence is clearly available for all who believe in Jesus and receive Him as the TRUE GENUINE MESSIAH to see in Israel today. The Empty Tomb of Jesus donated by Joseph for burial is still there to see proof of Jesus’ resurrection. Many heard earthquake, witnessed tomb opened by angel and so knew impact of resurrection as the CORNERSTONE of Christianity for eternal life. They knew it happened since Jesus’ disciples to Tomb to embalm Jesus saw empty grave. Mary Magdalene, three women, Peter and John saw Jesus’ empty tomb already knew and were on their way to tell disciples. They knew resurrection action was going to spread like wildfire. So the soldiers paid spread lies, others refer to 1947, Nag Hammadi, Egypt that Gnostics Gospels found in hidden jars said Jesus married. Lied Gnostic followers prefer Jesus’ marriage sexual activit more than His death and resurrection were interested in his ‘passion’ in bed than His Passion on the Cross. Alleged archaeology about married Jesus in 1980, in Talpiot outside of Jerusalem, discovered a 2000-year-old burial tomb. In said tomb were ten ossuaries i.e., limestone coffins. Six inscribed Hebrew/Aramaic name “Jesus son of Joseph” scratched on its side, another “Maria,” yet another “Yose” a nickname referred to in Gospels belong to Jesus’ brothers Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55. A fourth ossuary inscribed name “Matthew” and a fifth the only one in Greek with the name “Mariamene,” a Greek version of “Mary” associated in all of Greek literature with one woman only Mary Magdalene. Lied saying that sixth inscribed ossuary apparently of a child had name “Judah, son of Jesus” carved on it. This paradigm shifts contradicts other Jesus ‘tomb’ in Israel and ‘tomb’ in France at the same time. How many tombs is ‘so called dead body’ of Christ lying in? None! As Empty Tomb PROVES Jesus is Alive So the 2007 documentary, The Last Tomb of Jesus and co-authored book, The Jesus Family Tomb claiming to propel their find onto the headlines, the world’s reaction must be with disgust to stop the smear campaign against Yeshua MESSIAH The Holy Chosen Son of God by those with carnal lustful thoughts. Their attempt to show Jesus as ordinary mere mortal not Celibate Holy Man of God is a lie. It is literal propaganda concocted to spread among Jews to dispute the Empty Tomb in Jerusalem Israel existing today. garden-tomb-02.jpgLuke_24_Garden_Tomb_Empty_outside_Jerusalem.jpgMatthew recorded story of antiChrists already busy discrediting Jesus as He predicted thoughout His Ministry on earth. The soldiers who knew better lied and the chief priests lied. They spread lies to save themselves from slaughter of their inability to produce Christ habeas corpus or the Body of Christ. A study of Gospels of Matthew, Mark among others on the life of Christ from the beginning of the Gospels to the end is a long litany of the insults against Jesus Christ the Son of God. So added insults to injury by false allegations of hoax marriage of Christ as the last great final note of rejection to deceive people. They thought death of Jesus will stop progress of God’s Kingdom so had a shock when His resurrection evidence was proven as God’s VICTORY through Jesus over His enemies. So they lied to try to cover up the real TRUTH by this final apostasy reason denying work of the Holy Spirit. It is part of the reasons Jerusalem was destroyed under the judgment of God do God warns people to repent before final judgement of God for eternal life. God’s Glorious Gospel by Matthew’s approach shows Crucifixion the devil meant for evil God turned to good to bless  people by the Glorious GOSPEL DIVINE genius approach. Matthew shared story to warn the whole world about the false prophets and antiChrists trying to discredit Christ telling lies to mock God to their own self destruction and detriment incurring the wrath of God. This ploy is a feather in their lying hat adds to other things done to Jesus in trying to stop manifestation of the Power of the Living God in vain. So be warned, Jesus predicts there will arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that if it possible, even the VERY ELECT CAN BE DECEIVED if not alert to the real TRUTH or discerning. And so Jesus did not marry Mary or anyone else or engage in any intimacy because he remained a pure virtuous man as a perfect example to the Glory of God. In fact 144,000 male Jews from 12 tribes of ISRAEL are chosen and sealed by God as undefiled Virgins to follow example of Jesus among others devoted to purity and holiness. These Jews will join Moses and Elijah during endtime evangelism to preach to the world. Countless multitudes from every tribe, nation, tongues, languages will be saved during great tribulation before Jesus Returns to earth to RULE and REIGN FOREVER in PERFECT PEACE.