FASTFASHION HARMS EARTH

ClothesFast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say environmental impact of disposable clothing in perfect condition needs to be tackled urgently.  Young people’s love of fast fashion is coming under scrutiny of Britain’s law-makers. MPs say fashion industry is major source of greenhouse gases overheating the planet. Discarded clothes are piling up in landfill sites and fibre fragments are flowing into the sea when clothes are washed. The retailers admit more needs to be done, but say they are already working to reduce the impact of their products.Graphic: Numbers on our consumption of fashion

What do MPs say?

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee says there is a basic problem with an industry that relies on persuading people to throw away good clothes because they are “last year’s colour.” Psychilogical manipulation of a person feeling left out if not wearing the latest clothing means some even wear an item only once. So do not want to be seen photgraphed or attending function in same clothes. Those who do are even mocked and laughed at by their peers. It has serious consequences because it is affecting the environment. It quotes evidence that:

  • British shoppers buy far more new clothes than any nation in Europe
  • People buy twice as many items of clothing as they did a decade ago
  • Fish in the seas eat synthetic fibres dislodged from the washing

The MPs have written to the UK’s top fashion bosses asking how they can maintain the £28bn benefit their industry brings to the UK economy, while reducing the environmental harm. They believe swift action is essential, because if current clothes consumption continues “…they will account for more than a quarter of our total impact on climate change by 2050”, chairwoman Mary Creagh told BBC News. “Three in five garments end in landfill or incinerators within a year that’s expensive fuel! Half a million tonnes of microfibres a year enter the ocean. Doing nothing is not an option.”Second-handMore clothing must be re-used or gifted

What are the solutions?

The committee’s report to government could include a call for the fashion industry to create less pollution, a demand for longer life for garments and a ban on dumping clothes in landfill. The MPs also have concerns about social impacts. They believe fast fashion is fuelling quick turnarounds among suppliers, which may lead to poor working conditions. Among their questions to retailers are:

  • Do you pay the living wage and how do you ensure child labour is not used in factories?
  • Do you use recycled materials?
  • How long do you keep clothes, and how do you encourage recycling?
  • Do you incinerate unsold or returned stock?
  • How are you reducing the flow of microfibres into the sea?Presentational grey line

The Retailers Response?

Peter Andrews, head of sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, told BBC News population growth and increased demand have led to an increase in the overall volume and environmental impact of clothing. But said members are now designing products that are made to last, and they are encouraging customers to return unwanted clothes for reuse. “We know more needs to be done, but the best answers will be achieved with collaborative global actions.” The companies approached by MPs are: M&S, Primark, Next, Arcadia, Asda, TK Maxx and HomeSense, Tesco, JD Sports Fashion, Debenhams, Sports Direct International.

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THRONES SEEN IN HEAVEN

throneDaniel 7:9-18 saw 9 THRONES in heaven and Ancient of days, GOD ALMIGHTY is sitting on HIS THRONE. God’s garment is white as snow, his hair on head like the pure wool: HIS THRONE is like the fiery flame, and HIS wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery fire comes out near HIM and thousands of thousands minister to God. The books in heaven are opened. Apostle John saw heaven and thrones, and those who sat on thrones are the 24 elders described in Revelation 4:4. But Daniel made no mention of the elders as some think 24 elders is church mystery Old Testament saints in Ephesians 3:1-7. The Ancient of Days seated is Father GOD ALMIGHTY with God the Son Jesus. Father GOD’s white garments and white hair are the eternal characters of Father God. Daniel 7:13 distinguished between Ancient of Days and Son of Man Jesus, supports fact Ancient of Days is Father GOD not God the Son. Ancient of Days God’s appearance is glorious as prophet Daniel saw God Almighty so filled with ​awe as Daniel described his vision. “The Ancient of Days.” or  “ONE advanced in age or in days in Daniel 7:9,13, 22. God is advanced in age as “KING of eternity,” HIS existence stretches endlessly from the past forever into the future eternity in 1 Timothy 1:17;Jude 25. God’s eternal existence is infinite in wisdom as Bible associates age with wisdom seen in Job 12:12. Eternal existence is incomparably wise God beyond human understanding says Romans 11:33, 34. Ancient of Days “sat down for judgment in Daniel 7:10, 22, 26 in the vision to judge nations of the earth in Daniel’s vision of beasts in Daniel 7:1-8. HIS clothing is white like snow, and hair of HIS head like wool.” White symbol of righteousness of purity and robe of snow whiteness means that God’s judgments are righteous and wise. merits deepest trust and respect so fair. Thousand thousands ministering to HIM, ten thousand times ten thousand stand right before HIM as heavenly ministers. The Bible says angels of God’s minister in Psalm 104:4 so countless hundreds of millions, God’s angels “carrying out HIS word”doing his will in Psalm 103:20, 21. God’s vast heavenly army is organized and busy over aeons of time. Ancient of Day’s judgments are righteous, and his wisdom trustworthy as the all-wise God. God is in HIS dwelling place in the third heaven shows HIS or Jesus’ appearance to prophets or Holy fathers in various forms depends on man’s understanding of signs of HIS PRESENCE. HIS THRONE has fiery flame: of brilliant splendour and fierce heat of judgment. The lava-like in stream of fire pours from Throne like river of vast destructive power. So Isaiah 66:15-15 says judgment of God is of fire. The LORD God will come with fire with His chariots, like whirlwind render His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire by His sword the LORD will judge all flesh and slain of the LORD is many. Wheel on THRONE is as eastern royal throne wheel represent endless activity of God. Thousands and thousands minister as innumerable angels around the THRONE of God. Ten thousands times ten thousands stand before HIM people stand before God in judgment, Books open, Bible describes BOOKS before God like: Book of living in Psalm 69:28. Book of remembrance in Malachi 3:16Book of Life in Philippians 4:3 and again in Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12, 15;21:27 and 22:19. Daniel 7: 11-14 talks of ‘horn’ conquered by the Son of Man. Isaiah saw God in the year King Uzziah’s death Sitting on THRONE, lofty, exalted, with train of HIS robe filling the temple. In Isaiah 6:1 his eyes see the KING, Yahweh of hosts in Isaiah 6:5. He heard Voice of Yahweh, saying, “Whom shall I send and who will go for Us?” He said, Here am I. Send me!”in Isaiah 6:8. Isaiah said it because Isaiah saw GOD’S GLORY so spoke of HIM and Christ in John 12:41. Christ is Glorified, with the Glory He had before creation John 17:5 for men to believe in Jesus as the Saviour of the world. establishing-shot-with-Jesus-for-live-classes-768x320Isaiah on belief in Jesus Him” in John 12:41 showd Jesus glorified in John 17 : 16. Son of Man glorified 17:23 so Father, GOD GLORIFIES HIS NAME Glorifying Jesus in 17:2 encourages those who did not believing in Christ 17:37 that LORD, GOD empowered Jesus to be believed by report of testimonies in 17:38. The arm of the LORD revealed in 17:38 in Christ so these things Isaiah said because he saw GOD’s GLORY and Christ’s Glory so spoke of heaven. The rulers believed in Him 17:42 so Jesus cried out and said He who believes in Me in 17:44 he who sees Me sees Father God who sent Me 17:45. In Acts 7:55–56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3, Christ is Seated on His Throne at RIGHT Hand of God makes intercession for believers. In Acts 7:55 Stephen, full of Holy Spirit, looked to heaven saw God’s GLORY and Jesus standing at RIGHT Hand of God. John 12 says Isaiah saw GOD’S GLORY and Glory of Jesus in Isaiah 6. And God approved Jesus to represent Yahweh on the earth. John 12:41 says Isaiah saw Father GOD’S GLORY and Jesus Glory is as Daniel saw God and Son of Man. So Ezekiel 1:26–28 also talks of seeing God on THRONE 26 above firmament over head on HIS THRONE; of appearance as sapphire stone: and on the likeness of the THRONE is likeness of appearance of a MAN on it. 27 I saw colour of amber appearance of fire roundabout it, from HIS loins upward and downward, I saw fire and brightness round about. 28 And There appearance of rainbow like cloud in day of rain brightness roundabout in appearance of LORD God fell on face as heard Voice speak. Daniel watched the sound of pompous words horn was speaking. He watched until the beast is slain destroyed in burning flame. Rest of beast’s dominion taken away but their lives prolonged for a season and time. Daniel watched in the night vision saw One like Son of Man Jesus Coming in clouds of heaven! He came to Ancient of Days, they brought Him near HIM. Hebrew n-ʼa·dhamʹ is son of mankind, human, earthly son in Psalm 80:17; 146:3; Jeremiah 49:18, 33 a male in Numbers 23:19; Job 35:8; Jeremiah 50:40 Psalm 8:4; Isaiah 51:12; 56:2 Psalm 144:3 son of mortal man ben-ʼenohshʹ in Aramaic barʼenashʹ in Daniel 7:13. Greek hui·osʹ tou an·throʹpou, generic word for man anʹthro·pos Matthew 16:27. Book of Ezekiel, over 90 times God calls prophet “son of man” in Ezekiel 2:1, 3, 6, 8, used as prophet is human spokesman Source of his message is from Most High God, applied to prophet Daniel in Daniel 8:17. Christ Jesus, “the Son of Man” Gospel referred to in Matthew 8:20; 9:6; 10:23 occurs in Acts 7:56; Hebrews 2:6; and Revelation 1:13; 14:14Jesus’ God’s Son ‘became flesh’ in John 1:14), ‘came out of a woman’ through conception birth by Jewish virgin Mary in Galatians 4:4; Luke 1:34-36 son of man by His human mother in 1 John 4:2, 3; 2 John 7. Jesus is crowned with Glory, splendour by His Father, who resurrects Him in Hebrews  2:8, 9; Hebrews 2:14; Philippians  2:5-9. The “Son of man,” identifies Jesus Christ as Kinsman of mankind with power to redeem them bondage to sin and death, and Avenger of blood in Leviticus 25:48, 49; Numbers 35:1-29. Jesus the “Son of David” in Matthew 1:1; 9:27 is Heir of Kingdom Covenant fulfilled in David’s line by birth. The “Son of God’s” Divine origin not sinner, second Adam perfect from God fully righteous standing with God says Matthew 16:13-17The Sign of the Son of man is prophecy recorded at Daniel 7:13, 14 in the vision, Daniel saw “someone like a son of man” coming in clouds of heaven, gained access to “the Ancient of Days,” granted to “rule the peoples, national groups and languages all serve His Kingdom. Vision in Daniel 7:18, 22,27 speaks of “Holy ones of God” taking possession of God’s Kingdom to the “son of man” with Saints of God as a people glorified with people of Israel.’ free-bible-studies-online-great-white-throne-judgementJesus, God’s anointed King in ‘Covenant with His followers in His Kingdom rule as kings and priests under His Headship and God’s Authority in Luke 22:28-30; Revelations 5:9, 10; 20:4-6 by Sovereign God in Revelations 2:26, 27; 3:21Jesus’ the Son of God said you will see Son of man sitting at the RIGHT Hand of power and coming with the clouds of heaven in Matthew 14:61,62; Matthew 26:63, 64. Prophecy of coming of Son of man into PRESENCE of Ancient of Days, God is the Messiah Christ in Daniel 7:13. The literal fulfillment of prophecy resurrection to Spirit life, shows Jesus Christ, sacrificing His human nature ransom for mankind, retains Messianic “Son of man” in His heavenly position. Jesus’ told high priest Coming of Son of man in Psalm 110 is it applied to Him in Matthew 22:42-45. So this does Hebrews 10:12, 13, reveals that a waiting period for Jesus Christ before His Father would sends Him to subdue His enemies. Prophecy of Daniel 7:13, 14 time of Jesus’ resurrection, ascension to heaven, authorized by God will take action in Kingly Authority. The ‘Coming of Son of man to the Ancient of Days,’ in time presented at Revelation 12:5-10, as man-child is brought to God’s THRONE. Matthew 24:30 and Luke 21:27 on Jesus’ sign of the Son of man” mention angels in Bible associated with God’s Divine judgment of wicked humans Matthews 24:29;Luke 21:25, 26; Isaiah 13:9, 10 Joel 2:30, 31. All the tribes of earth will see the Son of man Coming on the clouds of heaven with Power and Great Glory so lament in fear in hearts of humans who do not conform to God’s WILL. Visions in Revelation 17:12-14;19:11-21 show an exercise of full Regal Power by Messiah King over “peoples, national groups and languages in (Daniel 7:14), is same “son of man” in Revelation 14:14 represents Jesus described in Revelation 1:13. The ‘Son of man’s Coming on Clouds’ seen by “every eye” in Matthew 24:30.and Revelations 1:7  Jesus given Dominion, Glory, Kingdom all people, nations, languages serve Him. His Dominion is an everlasting Dominion so not pass away, His Kingdom THE ONE CHOSEN by God shall not be destroyed. So they had their dominion taken away as the transition of human dominion on earth becomes Divine Dominion. Will happen as the Son of Man Comes and exercises Dominion over the earth to succeed the reign of the fourth beast. The sound of pompous words “little horn” of fourth beast speaks are final human dictator antiChrist boastful, blasphemous speech in Revelation 13:5-6 in the Bible. This is government or system of various beasts Daniel told King about with a different meaning: Nazi Germany, other tyrants or Catholic church. So Daniel watched until beast slain so rest of beasts had dominion taken away given to Jesus. Fourth beast destroyed others continue without dominion as Jesus will Reign. jezus-christusJesus will sets up His Kingdom, empire after antiChrist completely crushed but some nations continue in Millennium. One like the Son of Man, Coming with clouds of heaven is Son of Man Jesus, used more than 80 times in four Gospel. He receives all dominion held by beasts Reigns permanently. His everlasting dominion shall not pass away. Reign of Jesus first lasting 1,000 years extends permanently so Jesus rules over earth before it is remade so satan bound for 1,000 years. In Daniel 7:15-16 his vision requests for understanding. Daniel, is grieved in his spirit within his body and visions of his head troubled him. He stood by an angel and asked him the truth of all this. He told him and made known interpretation of these things. Daniel grieved in spirit about what he saw so was troubled by lack of understanding. Grieved in spirit in body shows spirit  dwells in the body joined to God in Spirit more important than the body says 1 Timothy 4:8. The state of the body has effect on state of the spirit. God put HIS SPIRIT breath in mankind to live so no Spirit no life. 2 Corinthians 5:5 says the Spirit of God in man is absent from God and the spirit absent from the body is present with God in heaven. Daniel is told in 7:17-18 the vision is of four kings conquered by God and their kingdoms given to the people of God. Those great four beasts, are four kings arising out of earth. “But Saints of the Most High receive these kingdom to possess Kingdom forever, forever and ever.” The four kings arise out of earth. Dream shows Nebuchadnezzar’s vision in Daniel 2 of four empires succeeded by Kingdom of God. Daniel’s vision saw kingdoms from God’s perspective not man’s. Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar of present plus future world empires a stately noble statue of man. God showed them as the ferocious wild animals who devour and conquer without conscience. But God demolishes them and takes back HIS Kingdom from mankind. Jesus the Lion of the Tribe of Judah in Revelation 5:5 is Lamb of God in Revelation 5:5-6 and 5:8-10. Saints of the Most High receive the Kingdom as the day of the fourth beast is over, God’s people receive the Kingdom of GodSo restoration of God’s Reign and Rule on earth will literally fulfilled as prophecy of ten horns and the little horn in Jesus. Saints shall receive Kingdom of God at the return of Jesus to earth from Israel. IMG_20180414_122446God has given Dominion, Glory, and HIS Kingdom, all people, nations, languages, will serve God in Christ. His Dominon is everlasting dominion so shall not pass away His kingdom will not be destroyed but stand forever and forever. Daniel is grieved in spirit in his body, and visions in his head troubled him. But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever and forever and ever in Jesus. These events unfold as transition takes place globally to restore God’s Throne to Jesus on the earth as promised to King David. God Is Seen in HIS HOLY Temple in the year King Uzziah died, sitting on THRONE lofty and lifted up and HIS skirts filling the temple in Isaiah 6:1 in the year 778 B.C.E. 2 Uzziah’s reign of 52 years as king of Judah was a success. Doing what “was right in God’s eyes,” he enjoyed God’s backing of army and built agricultural ventures. Due to his success was haughty, “acted unfaithfully against God in the temple burn incense so this presumptuous act and his rage against priests who censured him, Uzziah died a leper in 2 Chronicles 26:3-22. About this time Isaiah started his prophetic service. Isaiah sees God in a vision with his physical eyes clearly in a vision as an actual sighting of ALMIGHTY looks like. Saw Creator God in awesome sight. Sitting on lofty THRONE, symbolizes HIS everlasting KINGSHIP, Judge, Universal Ruler and Source of all governments on earth. HIS long robe flows fills temple as Isaiah’s call prophetic service magnifies LORD God’s Sovereign power of justice seen God’s holiness. 4 Isaiah description of GOD’S physical appearance in vision like visions by Ezekiel, Daniel, and John sees heaven in Ezekiel 1:26-28; In Daniel 7:9, 10; Revelation 4:2, 3 vision describe GOD’S PRESENCE and plan for earth so GOD looks like Man seen in spirit realm vision convey Revelation 1:1 as Isaiah’s sees God’s real appearance to confirm Isaiah saw heaven like Jesus in Book of John. Vision shows Isaiah, God’s HOLY Temple HOLY judgment are fair, pure. jericho-penilla-seraphsSeraphs hide faces and feet 5 Isaiah said “Seraphs stand above each has six wings with two covering face and two kept feet covered, two to fly about. Isaiah 6:2 is the only place in the Bible mentioning seraph angelic creatures in God’s service high in privilege, honour surround God’s THRONE and occupy a position in all humility and modesty. In PRESENCE of heavenly Sovereign cover face with one set of wings in reverence of Holiness cover the feet with other set. Universal Sovereign God’s seraphs focus on GOD’S PERSONAL GLORY. “Seraphs” are “fiery burning radiating brightness so hide face in GOD’S GREATER GLORY Brightly. 6 Seraphs use third set of wings to fly, hover or stand. In Deuteronomy 31:15, wait on GOD obediently serve so Seraphs declare God’s holiness 7 ‘HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is Jehovah of armies the fullness of all earth is HIS GLORY” in Isaiah 6:3. Their assignment is to see to HIS GLORY is acknowledged in universe and on earth. HIS GLORY is seen in all things HE created to be discerned by all earth’s inhabitants. In Numbers 14:21; Psalm 19:1-3;Habakkuk 2:14, threefold, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY,” is the evidence of Trinity emphasizing of GOD’S Holiness. in Revelation 4:8. Other angels near God THRONE sing melodious songs repeated to declare GOD’S Holiness and GLORY to set example to people. Heard The Voice of ONE calling, as HOUSE gradually filled with smoke in Isaiah 6:4. In the Bible, smoke or a cloud provides visible evidence of God’s PRESENCE in Exodus 19:18; 40:34, 35; 1 Kings 8:10, 11; and in Revelation 15:5-8 denotes GOD GLORY. It is in scene during vision Isaiah feels unworthy. 9 affecting Isaiah to say ‘Woe is me man unclean in lips with people of clean lips dwelling in heaven, my eyes have seen GOD KING of armies HIMSELF in Isaiah 6:5. Isaiah, Daniel and John saw GOD’S PRESENCE and so approved for special commission from HIM unlike Uzziah in 1 Kings 7:48-50. Prophet Isaiah didn’t ignore priesthood or trespass in temple, sees a vision and honoured with direct commission from God. The seraphs do not look upon the enthroned LORD of HIS HOLY Temple. IMG_20180917_160446Isaiah is allowed in vision to look upon the KING, God of armies!”10 Isaiah felt dreadful in vision in contrast to GOD’S Holiness and sinfulness felt unclean. So feared he will die says Exodus 33:20. He heard seraph praise God with clean lips but his unclean lip and people’s lip as a servant must reflect the Holiness of God in 1 Peter 1:15, 16. Isaiah the spokesman for GOD saw the Glorious HOLY KING in heaven. 11 So one seraphs flew and in his hands a glowing coal taken with tongs from Altar touched mouth to say: ‘Look! This touched your lips so all error and sin atoned for in Isaiah 6:6,7. In symbolic sense, fire’s purifying power glowing coal from HOLY fire of Altar to Isaiah’s lips to receive GOD’s Favour and a commission. Today we are redeemed by Jesus’ ransom of His life to receive God’s Favour in prayer in Jesus BLOOD in 2 Corinthians 5:18, 21; 1 John 4:10. It is 13 Isaiah who heard Voice of GOD saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And said: ‘Here I am! Send me in Isaiah 6:8 in response Isaiah God’s servant messenger include  HIS Only begotten Son of man Jesus so told God said, “Let us make man in our own image.” in Genesis 1:26; Proverbs 8:30, 31. In heaven Only begotten Son Jesus dwells so became flesh among us in John 1:14Isaiah response to God’s call is example set for us. 14 Isaiah did not hesitate so responds to the message: “Here I am! Send me.” His willing spirit is an example for all of God’s servant in the great commission to preach ‘Good News of kingdom in all inhabited earth.’ in Matthew 24:14. Isaiah, faithfully stick to assignment to accomplish “witness to all nations.” As Isaiah did, God is highest authority to say:“Go, and say to this people, ‘Hear again and again, men, who do not understand; or see again and again but do not get knowledge.’ heart of people or ears unresponsive their eyes together may not see with eyes and their ears may not hear or own heart may not understand and may not turn back to get healing for themselves in Isaiah 6:9, 10. Glorified body of Jesus meets disciplesThomas doubted as Isaiah’s own people did not respond to Message no matter how faithfully Isaiah fulfilled his task. 16 The people Isaiah speaks to again and again did not accept the Gospel to gain understanding stubborn, unresponsive blind, deaf spiritually. Isaiah lets people show they do not understand to prove they closed their minds and hearts to God’s Message. Many people refused to listen to GOD’S GOOD News of a Coming Kingdom of God. Isaiah asks, How long 17“And God said: ‘Until cities crash in ruins, without inhabitants, houses be man, and ground itself is ruined into desolation removed men to far away deserted condition in midst of land says Isaiah 6:11, 12. People’s spiritual state continues as long as God’s NAME is dishonoured on earth. In Psalm 74:9-11 Isaiah’s prophecy was not completely fulfilled in his time but 18 continues in the consequence of disobedience of God covenant fulfilled in Leviticus 26:21-33; Deuteronomy 28:49-68. The nations are ruined people exiled land lies desolate. Isaiah didn’t live to see the destruction of Jerusalem and temple by Babylonian army in 607 B.C.E. He prophesied over 40 years so continued into reign of King Uzziah’s great-grandson Hezekiah. And Isaiah faithfully kept commission until he died and more than 100 years later a national disaster occurs. 19. The nations fell. 19 Destruction left Judah in “ruin in a desolation” but not hopeless in 2 Kings 25:1-26. God assured Isaiah: “There will be a tenth, again as burning big tree stump Holy seed from it in Isaiah 6 : 13. “A tenth, holy seed,” remains, a holy remnant found in his people. Although nation experienced a repeated a stump of symbolic tree of Israel remains seed, or offspring, Holy to God to sprout and tree regrown in Job 14:7-9; Daniel 4:26. 20 The words of prophecy seventy years after land of Judah desolated, God kept remnant from exile in Babylon, rebuilt temple and the city, and restored true worship in the land. This restoration of Jews to God-given homeland is a second fulfillment of prophecy God gave Isaiah says Ezra 1:1-421-23. Isaiah’s prophecy in first century fulfillment of ‘Holy seed’ in the first century, preserved.pictures-of-jesus-greg-olson-door (1)21 Isaiah’s prophetic Seed Messiah Jesus Christ came 800 years later in Isaiah 8 : 18; 61:1, 2; Luke 4:16-21; and Hebrews 2: 13, 14 Though GREATER than Isaiah, Jesus is sent by Heavenly Father, said: “Look I Am Come to do Father’s WILL in Hebrews 10:5-9; Psalm 40:6-822 Jesus faithfully worked but met reaction. Jews in Jesus’ day did not willingly accept His message like prophet Isaiah preached in Isaiah 1:4. Jesus granted understanding of secrets of Kingdom of heaven. Some look in vain, hear in vain get no sense of it. The heart of people unreceptive shut eyes do not see or hear with ears to turn hearts to heal them says Matthew 13:10, 11, 13-15; Mark 4:10-12; Luke 8:9, 10. So 23 quoting Isaiah, Jesus shows prophecy fulfillment in His day. The people had a heart like Jews in Isaiah’s days so blind and deaf to His Message so destroyed in Matthew 23:35-38;24:1,2. Roman forces under General Titus against Jerusalem in 70 C.E. demolished city and temple. Some listened to Jesus and become His disciples are happy in Matthew 13:16-23, 51 but should flee to mountains if army attacks them in Luke 21:20-22. So Holy seed by faith spiritual nation God Israel saved in Galatians 6:16. Isaiah’s prophecy, 24 About 60 C.E. apostle Paul in Rome arranged meeting with Jews and others concerning Kingdom of God many not accept his message so Paul in fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy in Acts 28:17-27; Isaiah 6:9, 10. Jesus’ disciples carried out commission just like Isaiah. In 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Paul speaks of himself in third person giving personal testimony of time caught up into third heaven. It happened 14 years counting back to study Book of Acts it took place on first missionary journey as stoned at Lystra, left for dead. The LORD caught him up into third heaven and gave him glimpse but not to share all details. Paul included this first few verses speaking of his own personal experience of God caught up in vision of what it means to be in heaven with the Lord. Verse 1-10 on third heaven with thorn in the flesh had a heavenly experience yet endured all difficulties. High spiritual exaltation but suffered satanic attacks. God is still in HIS HOLY Temple and in Malachi 3:1 as Isaiah says: “Here I am! Send me to warn of imminent end of things Jesus wants people to open eyes and ears to see and to hear to be saved in Matthew 7:13, 14. Happy are all who listen so their hearts get healed in​ Isaiah 6:8, 10. GLORY to God for His Mercy and Grace in Jesus Name.

GOD’S GLORY, Glory & glory

Gods-Glory-title-imageGOD’S GLORY BELONGS EXCLUSIVELY TO YAHWEH so not given to anyone as is Jesus’ Glory due to Christ alone. And in the same way man’s glory is given to mankind by God in Christ Jesus. Many people do not realise these three types of categories exist tend to mix them. In Isaiah 48:9-11, God says, For MY NAME sake I defer my anger, for the sake of MY praise I AM restrained so I do not cut you off. I refine you not as silver; I tried you in the furnace of affliction. For MY OWN sake for MY OWN sake I do this so  MY NAME is not profaned MY GLORY I will not give to anyone. For MY NAME’s sake! For the sake of MY Praise! For MY OWN sake! MY OWN sake! MY GLORY I will not give to another! Sovereign God is central passion in GLORIFICATION of God in our hearts and lives. IMG_20180406_210136God’s ultimate goal is uphold GLORY of HIS NAME Chose us for HIS GLORY since foundation of the world to be Holy and blameless before HIM. In love God predestined, adopts us HIS Children in Jesus Christ to HIMSELF by HIS WILL, to the Praise of the GLORY of HIS Grace. (Ephesians 1:4-6, cf. vv. 12, 14. God created us for HIS GLORY. HIS Children from end of earth called by MY NAME created for MY GLORY in Isaiah 43: 6-7. God called Israel first for HIS GLORY. God’s servant Israel will Glorify Yahweh Elohim says Isaiah 49:3 in all nation’s of the earth. Jesus said good works gets God’s GLORY. And so way let your light shine before others so they may see your good works and give GLORY to your Father in heaven so says Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:12. John 17:22 says God’s GLORY flows into Jesus Glory to restore man’s glory after redemption from falling in sin for all to be one in Christ. God and Jesus are ONE so world will believe God sent Jesus to give us back the glory in Jesus Name so we too are one in God in Christ.

7e8f58e6fc5855f09b85baf856e12e91Jesus said do not try to seek GOD’s GLORY for yourself believe in God and do not receive glory from one another or seek glory belonging only to God in John 5:44. God answers prayer so God is GLORIFIED so ask in Jesus Name so Father God is GLORIFIED in the Son states John 14:13. It is written Jesus endured final hours of suffering for GOD’s GLORY Father, GLORIFY YOUR NAME and voice from heaven said I am GLORIFIED and Glorify Him again. Jesus receives us into His fellowship for the GLORY of God: Welcome each other as Christ welcomed you for the GLORY of God says Romans 15:7. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to Glorify the Son of God: He will Glorify Me, for He will take what is mine and declare it to you. (John 16:14) God instructs us to do all things for HIS GLORY. Whether you eat, drink or whatever you do, do all to GLORY of God in l Corinthians 10:31; 6:20. God tells us to serve HIM this way so HE IS GLORIFIED.YourStoryGodsGlory_596x200-1-34x6itfj1k4r70m2xh1afeJesus is Coming again for the GLORY of God. Jesus Comes to be GLORIFIED in His Saints to be marveled at among all who believe in 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10. Jesus’ ultimate aim is we see and enjoy His Glory so prayed: Father I desire all those you gave me be with me where I am to see My Glory you gave me because you love me before foundation of world in John 17:24. God’s WRATH and Jesus wrath makes known wealth of HIS GLORY, POWER endures with much patience the wrath prepared for destruction to make known riches of HIS GLORY and vessels of Mercy prepare for GLORY in Romans 9:22-23. Sin separates from God’s GLORY as Herod did not give God GLORY in Acts 12:23. God’s plan is to fill earth with knowledge of HIS GLORY: For the earth will be filled with knowledge of GLORY of the LORD as the waters cover the sea in Habakkuk 2:14. Things happen for FATHER God’s GLORY. From HIM GOD through HIM to HIM are all things. To HIM be GLORY forever, Amen, says Romans 11:36. In the New Jerusalem, the GLORY of God replaces the sun: The City needs no sun or moon to shine for the GLORY of God gives Light and the Lamp is the Lamb of God Jesus Christ in Revelation 21:23.

TRAUMATIC DEATH GRIEF

traumaticbereavement-thirdTraumatic tragic death bereavement is completely unexpected loss, worst form of grief people go through. Suddenly changes lifeplan dramatically, cancels activities so a shock to the system. One minute conversation is taking place about life but the next minute subject changes to unexpected death. It is most painful if the person appeared healthy, full of life with a great future suddenly cut short by death. The numbing shock of loss is hard to sink in and feels that loved one is about to walk through the door home. Seems like a dream, surreal but wide awake with sleepless nights so deep within the heart an overwhelming pain lingers on. Everyday passes by without a text, contact or phone call, facebook so realises it must be really true. Shock is a normal reaction and unbelief deceased person is really no longer with us here on earth. Sudden change of plans means numbness while taking in loss starting to sink in. Though we understand death as part of life it does not make it easier to accept. Death is painful and difficult to experience it hurts beyond belief and complicated. At times pain seems insurmountable but support and a therapy can help to understand, accept and ease the pain. After death of a loved one life is never the same but talking therapy helps to provide skills and tools to assist with creation of the new normal to integrate life into new existence. Annette was on the way to mortuary when Julia phoned to support death of daughter Amber, aged four, who drowned in a swimming pool, and going to see her body. Many people would not call at that moment they feel encroaching on a raw traumatic grief. bottomJulia, friend of couple, a psychotherapist specialises in dealing with loss knows when people in throes of overwhelming grief, sharing the pain is the only thing that makes even the tiniest difference. Grief professionals don’t have endowed special powers its empathy compassion. Phil answered the phone, so Julia liked to say something to make it better but knew nothing could do that, so she said the only thing she could. “I am terribly sorry to hear your daughter, Amber, has died; I’m sorry the devastating pain that has happened to you. How can I help?” 25 years as grief psychotherapist taught Julia great deal about human condition that focus on grief means focus on life, loss exposes things that matters about a person, their strengths and weaknesses. When someone dies, it reveals faultlines in bereaved family, even deepest, most hidden ones. If you know about loss you know about family, about love, survival, resilience and strength. Knowing about loss means you know about life. But there is a paradox at the centre of loss, and it is this. Grief is the most intense pain there is, and we will do anything to avoid pain. So we run away from it; we run away from our own grief, and we run away from others’ grief. Yet, says running away from grief means we will not recover but embracing helps move through the agony and deal with pain. bereavement-and-traumatic-grief-counselling-pinnacle-therapy-counselling-in-london

Allowing ourselves to be while it washes over us, is only way to survive because we have to feel the worst in order to let it change us. Then we can start to find out who we are going to be in wake of it. This is the message at the heart of Julia’s new book, Grief Works. “If you ignore grief and push it down, you can live and you can function, but you live a very narrow emotional life because using emotional energy to cope,” she said. “Everything in psyche will be squashed down, and that means small things can trigger a much bigger kind of effect. The fact is to do the work of grieving. You have to let it run its course. Pain is agent of change; pain allows you to change, it enables you to reach a new reality.” Her book traces journeys of many of the bereaved people she has walked alongside; she describes how she wept and mourned with them. “let clients know what they say has an impact: Tell them when feels shocked, sad or upset,” she says. So talk about relationship with bereaved and a relationship with friends in service of a deceased. Say what you feel if thinking about them if it’s useful to share. One of the many moving stories in her book is that of Bill and Sally, whose 13-year-old son Matthew died of rare virus. Sally tells Julia losing her son has made her feel dead, no more expectations of life; so does not want to go on living. “I said quite plainly, although she was giving up on herself, I refused to; I would fight for her, held her and whispered hidden strength within her said, to live.’ Julia, in 50s, mother of 4 grown up children, grandmother of four, vivacious and fun: has time to feel recharged with life. You know it helps feeling of clients who like Sally regain joy to be alive again. Helps Julia’s interest in answering questions on experiences of traumatic loss to help open hearts for the healing process.17848

There are two sorts of loss, says Julia: expected loss and traumatic loss. And perhaps, for one in her profession, her own losses have all been expected ones. Her father died at 87, sad, grieved but it not traumatic loss. Bereavement work involves charity Birthright, Well-being of Wo/men made her aware of the pain of losing a baby although wonders was unconsciously influenced by parent’s loss of three parents and three siblings by the time they were 25. “Everything seemed OK, but thinks back aware of some unresolved grief. Almost only personal experience of a shocking, out-of-nowhere, loss figures such death brought loss closer and changed how to deal with grief. Julia was a close friend of Princess Diana, a connection echoed when asked by William and Kate to be a godmother to Prince George in 2013. That is, she says, a very joyful role lots of fun, and the chance to enjoy the little boy as he grows up but she doesn’t want to say much about it or Diana, save she agrees her death made difference to the nation’s approach to grief. So, too, she says, did other major shifts of history, especially the first and second world wars. “Our parents, parents of people of my generation, were the generation that couldn’t afford to grieve. Were parented by survivors of first world war simply to survive but modern luxury means able to deal with it differently.”traumaticbereavement-fullwidth

Despite public outpouring of grief after Diana’s death, doesn’t think most people are sufficiently aware impact traumatic bereavement has, the ripples it leaves or how long they persist. As someone who experienced a traumatic loss at the age of nine, when three-year-old sister was killed in road accident agrees with her analysis. It is 44 years since death, and shockwaves still reverberate in the family: everyone is different because of it, next generation touched by it in ways too subtle for them to fully understand.

Traumatic losses shape future of family as subject of great interest to Julia; so, is the way men and women deal with loss differently. Men, tend to want to move on to make plans, to focus on new horizons. Women on other hand want to spend more time remembering the person who died so want to immerse themselves in the pain. But the fact is, each can learn from others. “You have to do both things: you must have time to grieve and mourn and other time when you have break from the grief. You can create circumstances where you grieve, and circumstances where you move on; so men and women help one another. IMG_20180303_141134He can help her go for a walk to a park or gallery can help him talk about how he feels to express some of his loss.” The problems set in when individuals fails to understand the pattern of grief in the other; they think of them as selfish or they don’t care enough, but it isn’t about that due to the different ways of coping. Grieving is an intensely individual and incredibly lonely experience, which can make it difficult time in family, group of people going through something sparked by same event, but is in each case very differentThe way to cope, is be open in communicating feelings to others in your family. Families that fare best share feelings openly when a death disrupts complex finely tuned balance in a family. So needs a reorganised and open approach to help with process.”

At the beginning, and this is especially true of a traumatic loss, the grief is all-consuming: but over time, says Julia, you find you are starting to live again. The mistake some make, though, is believing they can go back to being the way they were. “Some people say, ‘This isn’t going to change us.’ But that’s not how it is: and it’s when you recognise that bereavement is a life-shattering experience, and that you have to grieve and rebuild, that you can move on positively into a new phase of life. originalYou don’t forget the person who’s gone; you can never do that, and you should not worry that you’re going to. But you keep them in memory so their loss helps you become a new person you become; and maybe in the end is greatest tribute to make to anyone who passed to Glory. Grief affects us all so hope in God and read HIS beautiful WORDS in Bible to guide prayers. Powerful scriptures will help you face feelings of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It is very normal to feel it is not really true the person is still alive soo will be at home, then in shock, angry they died, hoping the loved one comes back alive, realising they passed on into Glory and finally accepting loss and accepting new unexpected sudden sad changes of life. Crying, weeping, feeling low not eating properly, sad, confused, depressed are all part of feelings of pain, hurt of loss, bereavement, grieving and mourning. It is normal to feel helpless, lost without a loved one with deep sorrow and pain. One helpful action is remember a loved does not want your life destroyed and ruined because of them. They see you in heaven so like you to live and continue life despite feeling changes happening. There’s no shame in being sad. The life we’ve been given was never promised free of pain or sorrow so during times we hurt most run to God and HIS Word for peace and comfort. Psalm 117:7 says God cares about death of the righteous.listingbereavement-jesus-wept

Help from family and friends 

Listening. Be a friend who is prepared to give their time, to listen and to acknowledge the extent of your friend’s loss. Listening is the key. Bear witness, and allow your friend to be upset, to be confused and contradictory, or to say nothing at all. Every time they tell their story once more, or are allowed to say how important the person who has died was, burden of carrying pain on their own is incrementally a little lighter.

It’s not about you. Follow a mourner’s lead: they may not want to talk about their grief right now, or with you. It is good to say something to acknowledge their loss, but then let them have the control they need, they had none over death so choose to talk or not. If they ask you to come and be with them, and want to talk openly to you, go. If they truly don’t want a visit or don’t want to deal with it at that time, don’t force it on them. Don’t confuse need to speak, call, contact, with friend’s need of privacy to come to terms with grief. Some kings or or important dignitaries, leaders buried in secret. Deuteronomy 34:5-7, Numbers 27:13-28 says God buried Moses Himself without gravestone marker, headstone, monument remain unmarked, Israelites not have idol worship. So Moses’ eternal soul rests in peace buried in the Moab valley opposite Beth Peor near Mount Nebo from plains of Moab near top of Pisgah. None knows where Moses’ body buried, concealed in grave stops people flocking to idolise him. In Jude 1:9 angel fought with Michael over Moses’ body, only unique burial by God. Moses’ body soul, alive in Transfiguration met Jesus with Elijah alive from heaven on Mount in Matthew 27:1-10.

loss-300x225 (1)Mourning state of total shock and disorientation exempts you from performing actions requiring attention to detail. Time is given off work at least minimum of 2 weeks plus due holidays to grieve and mourn. Time is needed to sort out paper work, fill in forms and to notify various agencies of the departed. In mourning people wear symbolic or an appropriate colour suitable for the age of the departed. To be able to attend unhindered to funeral arrangements it is important to dress appropriately. The family decided obligated choice agreed on to help support family. Immediately following burial mourning the mourner does not listen to music, go to concerts, does not attend joyous events or parties unless absolutely necessary. If a date set prior to death strictly forbidden or to be postponed cancelled. Week-long period of grief mourning observance referred to by time to grief. During this period all mourners traditionally gather the home and receive visitors. Mourners refrain for a week from showering or bathing, wearing leather shoes, jewelry, shaving. Some communities cover mirrors in the mourner’s home so they not concerned about their personal appearance. It is customary for mourners to sit on low stools or even the floor, symbolic of the emotional reality of being “brought low” by grief. Meal of consolation first meal eaten on return from funeral consists of hard-boiled egg or other round oblong foods. Biblical hospitality means during this seven-day period, family, friends or colleagues visit and call on mourners to comfort them. Is considered great time of kindness, compassion to pay respects to visit the mourners. No greetings are exchanged, visitors wait for mourners to initiate conversation. Mourner is not obliged to engage in a conversation and may completely ignore his/her visitors. Visitors take on hosting role, attending to guests, bringing food and serving it to the mourning family. Mourning family avoids cooking or cleaning during this period. Those responsibilities become that of visitors to ease burden and pain.

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Acknowledgment. Death isn’t catching, but those who are bereaved might think so, judging by the fear they see in other people’s eyes. People are frightened about whether to come forward, about what to say, about saying the wrong thing so, in the end say nothing. All of that comes from a belief whatever you say should make things better but have enough wisdom to make the pain more bearable but you can’t or need to. Be kind enough to acknowledge them and their suffering is difficult enough. Offer to be there if they need you, suggesting that they should be the one to ring you, is probably asking too much of your friend at this time. It is better if you take the initiative and make contact, and then follow their lead: they may want to see or speak with you or not. Often, people don’t make contact because they feel they don’t know the bereaved person well enough. If you are erring one way or the other, better to err on the side of making contact.

Practical help. Doing practical things is often what really makes a difference. Don’t say, “Let me know if I can help”; actually do something helpful. At the beginning of a bereavement, there may be a lot of people around, so bringing food may be the best thing you can do. Taking food around for longer than the initial crisis is particularly appreciated.Traumatic-Bereavement-Ind1_m

Honesty. Be honest because honesty is comforting and easy to deal with. So direct honesty helps complex messiness of grief so an enormous relief to people. Be honest about what you actually can do rather than covering up because you feel guilty about what you can’t. And be specific to say, “I’m going to come round for half an hour” or come on Tuesday” don’t say, “I’ll come when you want, tell me, and I’ll be there”, and then find you can’t deliver on that offer.

Be sensitive. Being honest is important, as being sensitive. Promiscuous honesty is not a good idea. Be aware of showing too openly your life is trotting along as happily as can be, feels like you rubbing their nose in your happiness.

Be in it for the long haul. Remember to make contact and be supportive after everyone else has gone. Usually three months following the death, people get back to their lives, as they should. But it is by no means over for the person who is bereaved. Sending a text or popping is hugely supportive.Gay couple hugging and walking in park

Writing. Letters, cards, texts or emails: it doesn’t matter what you write – all are extremely helpful. It is better, however, to say that you don’t want a reply, because some people simply can’t respond. And it is never too late to send them. It is a welcome surprise to receive a card much later, because it is when everyone else has forgotten and your friend is still grieving. When you do write, try to make it personal and avoid tired cliches such as, “She’s had a good innings” or “Better to have loved and lost because they are trite in some way diminish personal importance of this very loved person who died. You don’t need to go into long explanations of why the person died or theological explorations about death; be loving and personal, warm and acknowledging.

RAPTURE ETERNAL RESURRECTION

Believers have assurance of eternal life in Christ so mourn with hope for their resurrection. In the Bible Jesus raised Lazarus from death, widow of Nain son, Peter raised Dorcas, Paul raised young man who fell dead sitting on a window ledge. The dead arose alive when Jesus was crucified and went into town seen by many people. We pray and ask GOD to raise loved one too in Jesus Name so thank God Jesus raised Lazarus. Bible says Christianity lasts beyond earthly life into heaven so mourn and grieve with hope in Jesus Christ. Christians call death falling asleep to pass into glory to be with God. Although grief pain hurts deeply and so feels tragic loss yet know future reunion family circle will be complete in heaven in the Presence of God Almighty. In the Rapture, the dead in Christ will first be resurrected to join those alive together to meet Christ in the clouds into heaven. The signs of the end times are predicted by Jesus in Matthew 24. So death is part of transition into eternal life although it is better to have loved ones on earth as members of a family, God calls them to higher service in heaven. Rest in peace safely beloved in the loving arms of God so no more sorrow, grief, pain, tears we love you and miss you terribly but God LOVES you more. We shall see you one day in Jesus Name for you are delivered because your name is found written in the BOOK OF LIFE according to Daniel 12:1-2. All asleep in Christ in dust of the earth wake to everlasting life in heaven in Glory in GOD’S PRESENCE. The Holy Spirit of God is our Comforter in times like these so we draw strength from the word of God to carry on in life in Jesus Name. GOD Our Father Comforts us too through His Love and Words of comfort from loved ones, friends and family. 

Extract from Grief Works by Julia Samuel

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GOD’S IMAGE IN MANKIND

coloBible in Colossians 3:9-10 says put on new self in the image of God. The image of God is physical features of mankind. Isaiah saw God like a man sitting on the throne in heaven. God also reveals himself physically visibly to people all over the world including the 70 elders of Israel who ate and dined with God and Moses on the mountain. Jesus said, when you see Him you see the Father God in visible form.  Therefore mankind is made in the image of God according to Genesis. This means God is not an invisible blob too large to be contained by the universe as some think. Mankind has both God’s physical features and the God like qualities of God. As a result God’s human shape is replicated in diverse shapes, forms, and sizes not to make clones of any particular kind. God does not favour any variety of humans above another. As far as God is concerned, the standard for being like HIM is to do what Jesus says by drawing close to God. Those who draw near to God, in return God draws near to them and reveals HIMSELF to them more. Like any friendship or any marriage agreement God is in Covenant with mankind so deeply loves people and wants to have personal relationship with each one.world_pulse_2

This implies, God is the Ultimate standard all varieties of people are to look up to no matter where they live, look like, sound like or what they do in life. God wants all mankind to maintain HIS physical image and live according to God’s expectations.  This means each person is to aim to be more like Jesus who came to dwell among mankind to demonstrate the love of God on earth. Therefore rather than focus on turning people into another person each person is focus on looking more like Jesus. Unfortunately, so much time and resources are invested into turning humans into the clones of other human beings. It seems trying to be like a famous ‘idol’ makes some people think they will gain more confidence. Sadly this is never-ending until they stop looking outside themselves they need confidence in God. Some are have a false sense of self-esteem so go to extra lengths by surgery to imitate and mimic Barbie and others they want to look like. This opens doors for others to capitalise on their insecurities and opportunists fuel this insecurities to cause damage to people.22280731_135895917137860_4145777591179018240_n

Many live with irreparable scars as a result of superficial vanity of never-ending search of perfection. So search for mirage of unattainable perfection turning them into more into Frankenstein. As a result air brushed models create false dolled up superficial images imposed on society. Some whites turn themselves into black using chemicals and tablets to look as they want to fit into black community. Young people become susceptible to these false images and peer pressure creates unhealthy eating patterns to maintain false self-identity. Kim Kardashian recently took off the make up and posted her natural self-image. Her followers complained until she reposted the image they prefer of her. Another famous supermodel Cindy Crawford was told she looked so glamorous and really good on a recent cover of a magazine she replied, “she wished she looked so in real life. Many famous people are airbrushed and wear size zero because the industry prefers a certain image only. This has spilled over into work where people employed based on their looks, shapes and sizes. This unhealthy practice is now even now forced on children wanting to dress like their idols and bullying those who prefer to remain in their image.1bd58822a39ca112a1bd634289f33330--black-women-beauty-black-women-art

The Bible says, do not lie to one another, seeing you have put off the old self with its practices and put on the new self renewed in knowledge after image of the Creator. It is unGodly to force people to conform to the image of others deemed superior to damage their skin with carcinogenic chemicals used to bleach the skin. Others are banned from keeping natural look seen as unfit due to the highlighted phenomenon of colourism. Others deliberately choose white babies in vitro conception although both People catfish the image of others pretending to be somebody else they are not due to insecurity to be revealed. There is ” white” person on earth because everyone has shades of melanin from albinism to black. So those misled by adverts,   like cargo cult of skin color abandon their natural look to imitate preferred image seen as more beautiful. The natural look movement is fighting back by encouraging people to celebrate God’s image in them. This global trend promotes an acceptance of self-image and appreciation of natural beauty. This helps to overcome propaganda that started during slavery and colonialism banning people from wearing the cultural costumes, wearing natural hair styles, speaking mother tongues and eating organic healthy native foods.

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It is important to understand the pressures put on people to promote the cosmetic industry to the detriment of health. Many developed incurable skin conditions by bleaching their skins, pumping industrial chemicals into their body to alter their body shapes and tanning under radiation or Sun rays to look darker. It is an irony the whites are doing liposuction to bulk up certain body parts while the blacks are whitening their skin to turn look lighter. These extremes cost money and time that could have been used wisely. God could have easily created clones on earth to look exclusively like one particular shape, colour, size or sound. Yet God chose to create diversity and variety of HIMSELF to manifest HIS GLORY and wonders through HIS creation. It is complete ignorance to look at another person resentfully to condemn them as inferior based on colourism and false preferences. Celebrate and love you image in God. You did not purchase your original image, colour, shape or size or who are yourself from a supermarket. It is God’s decision to create perfect just as you are in HIS IMAGE. Have confidence in God’s image of you and believe you are equally as beautiful as what you see in others. It is an insult to God to project insecurities and racism on others created by God through no fault of their own as God naturally made them.

 

THE LONDON FIRE OF 1666

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London fire of 1666 that happened 351 years ago on Sunday 2 September, is well known all over the world. Songs sang about the fire as written was sung as follows: London is burning, London is burning, Fetch the engines, Fetch the engines, Fire fire, fire, fire, pour on water, pour on water. London is burning, London is burning, fire fire, fire, fire, pour on water, pour on water. This song was sang continuously and repeatedly as long as the time allowed and was permitted. It was a miracle fewer people died so the official toll was six although in the aftermath of the fire more people died later from related causes. Such as homelessness, displacement, lynchings, and blaming Catholics for starting the fire. Despite the fact that the fire started from a baker’s oven and could have been averted, delay of order to contain and curb the fire caused it to inflame beyond human control.  The most interesting thing about the London fire is that, often most living history books on the fire do not mention the prophetic warnings issued before the fire occurred. This warning is documented in: Theological Works of the Reverend Charles Leslie, 1832, available from https://books.google.co.uk as recorded in a book on Theology.1666-2016-london-fire-babylon-the-great-burning
Solomon Eccles, a Quaker preacher and prophet, went naked through Bartholomew fair the year before the fire of London with a pan of fire upon his head, warning people to repent or fire will destroy the city of London. Charles’s next, sharper message in 1665 warned of the risk of fire from the narrowness of streets and authorised both imprisonment of recalcitrant builders and demolition of crowded buildings. Like the fire of Sodom and Gomorrah and modern fire of Grenfell Tower among other fires globally, often these warning signs are then ignored and the messengers mocked and ridiculed by the very people whose lives would be saved from the fire. Time and time again history records tragedy that could be averted yet somehow people ignore it take things for granted. In His Mercy and Grace, Almighty God sends such advance warnings repeatedly until time runs out. The purpose of allowing fires is mostly to shake awaken mankind from their slumber of sleep of indifference and debauchery. When all avenues of communication fails, due to break down of the relationship between God and mankind, it forces God’s Hands to take extreme measures to compel people to comply or be beaten into submission for their own good. And this also prevents a worse and bigger relentless disaster.    maxresdefault
Left to human devices, the status quo was alright as far as people are concerned. However, from God’s perspective life has taken a turn not pleasing to God. Often some people think God is archaic and draconian so no longer relevant in modern sophisticated society. The irony is that, whether mankind heeds God’s warning signs or not God does exactly as HE says. Once again, the New Year has started and to some it is business as usual. However, the trends and challenges faced globally are all part of God’s Sat Nav warning systems of the directions making is heading in general. There are numerous warnings and the Bible clearly speaks of action God is taking to enforce changes if mankind refuses to change or submit to God’s Authority’s and Rule. It is not a choice of whether one believes in God or not, but rather imminent global storms, thunders, floods, fires, hailstorm, meteorites among ammunitions used by God to force people to rethink their choices and actions in life.london-1666.jpg
These warnings signs are clearly written in Revelations in the Bible yet most people unaware of the connection between daily life occurrences, weather impact and future eternal life. Every action by all the people on earth are meticulously documented by God in the Book of Life. Take a look at storm patterns and weather charts, earthquakes, volcanoes in the world and definitely things are alarmingly different. Consequences of mankind’s ‘evil inventions’ as God calls them distorted nature and has brought about irreparable damage to earth. Global toxic waste polutions among chem trails destroy natural weather patterns, food chain and carbon cycles essential for food remedies for good health. The pursuit of happiness as, ” lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” is extended into seeking adventure at all cost even if the environment is destroyed. So unpredictable storms, floods, sand dunes, rapid coastal erosions, ice mcap melting are all assigned as “the acts of God” of God. Although God is not responsible for the root causes of the damages and the destruction it accurate and correct to say God put actions in place by laws of nature violated implodes800px-Keeling-fire-engine-illustrationkeeling-fire-engineMoLFireEngineEdit_install 
Therefore, whether religious or not “God Corrects those HE LOVES.  It seems harsh to say, burnt down places, floods, tsunamis destroying expensive homes and the nuclear tragedy suffered as a result is “love.” But the alternative of not taking notice to reflect eventually culminates into worse disaster than London fire or Sodom and Gomorrah. This is because these places are rebuilt and restored even better than before and exist today. Despite the destructions life continues fairly normally like any place on earth. However, the difference unfolding now is the end time warnings taking place now will continue until some parts have no relief so cannot be rebuilt. Tragically, it is not only physical suffering material loss, famines, droughts, poverty, wars, death, it is fulfilment of the warnings of God’s Wrath in the Bible. Sadly, these Biblical messages and warnings often mocked as religious fundamentalism so ignored. Yet unless people begin to listen and reconnect with God there is perpetual unquenchable hellfire and damnation without reprieve or second chance to rebuild. Only God knows exact days of unfolding WRATH so worth taking life seriously to be God’s Chosen Children. All people are God’s creatures but all are not God’s Children who will live in God’s Kingdom through KING JESUS eternal Reign. Know difference and be saved from total annihilation and subsequent hell fire in Jesus Name.

THE ORION SEEN IN UK SKY

orion-taurus_5-stacked-ended-w-img0054_2300_010416We saw Orion belt and M42 nebula culmination at midnight on 1st January 2018 immediately during the New Year celebrations in UK. We wanted to look at the fireworks outside in the sky but was pleasantly surprised by Orion. First seen was orion nebula as we focused more Orion became clearer because the cloud lifted the belt in full view. We called other people to come and watch it with us until it went out of view so we continued the New Year celebrations. This particularly a special moment for us because God revealed Orion to us in three previous dreams 3 times. We have see the Orion for many years as part of night sky wonders of God’s creation. God specifically already revealed Orion three times in visions and dreams already blogged about in previous post. This1-Q7esli9-w9JXy2sxyMnxEg orionThese dream visions of God is again repeated twice in one night on 6th January, 2018 between my sleep breaks. I woke up in the middle of the night and went to check something then went back to bed to sleep again. This same night God repeated Orion vision to me again same night. Prophetically, Jesus is the Orion expected in the sky clouds for Rapture and later the Second Coming for Armageddon. Only God knows reasons for repeating the Orion symbols in the sky. The Orionid Meteor Star Showers in annual Orionid Meteor Shower. This regular showers are derived from the celestial materials left by repeated passages of Comet Halley which runs from October 4 to November 14. It is followed by visible presence by Orion belt globally all the way from December to January 7th 2018. Those with giant Telescopes track Orion throughout the year within the 26 constellations of earth’s galaxy.Orion (1)Especially from early nightimes between 9pm through midnight go the early hours of the morning about 2:30 am. So many beautiful pictures are taken by various Telescopes all over the world. UW researchers are ready for the new era of unistellar Telescopes. Astronomers and Physicists reveals the Orion nebula seen here in more detail than amateur Telescopes or seen by the naked eyes. The ZTF “first light” image is shown here (inset) within the Orion constellation. The Orion nebula can be seen within the ZTF image that captured view of 247 noons within it’s range. These details are observed better directly by these Telescopes. Other larger Telescopes portray the Orion nebula seen as red spot in the sword of Orion. The red spot in Orion sword represents Biblically the birth and death of stars symbolic metaphorically of life and eternal death by judgement of Jesus Sword coming from Jesus mouth. Those who accept Jesus Christ will live eternally but those condemned are damned by hellfire.1-withlaunchof

Seeing orion after visions makes us paid more attention and take notice from the prophetic point of view. This time we observed Orion with new interest and passion seeing magnificent presence of God’s signs and wonders in the sky. It is amazing how beautiful and glorious God’s night sky is. To see Orion as the first sight during this New Year’s celebration makes it more amazing. The Almighty God reveals HIS secrets to the prophets so we trust God to understand better HIS symbolic end time messages. God uses the normal, routine and daily occurrences to communicate to people. The UMD Astronomers partner on powerful new automatic sky survey. UMD scientists will use powerful new telescope camera for research and education to bring detailed knowledge. Academic excellence is good and essential yet must not over rule God’s marvellous creations on the universe so give God the credit as patent creator and owner of the firmaments.

Orion Constellation (ground-based image)The world must know in Biblical terms  the Orion represents Jesus with sickle coming to harvest the wheat and tares. The Orion is also called the Hunter now easy to view since 27th November 2017 depending on the visibility and location. From January 01 to January 07 2018 the sky will be filled also as follows with the largest SUPERMOON’ on January 1-2. So again on 4th January, moon and regulus will be seen. Then Orion the Hunter will be seen again on 5th January 2018. The brightest seen is the orion nebula often with the three stars above. The nebula is where stars are birthed and also die. It is marvellous to see indepth of nebula with bright multiple colours in Orion trapezium. NASA recorded years of the various aspects of Orion throughout the years. These was compiled and turned into indepth data accumulated for the Scientists and amateurs to study.

Sirius_Orion_10-3-2012_Susan_Jensen_Odessa_WA (1)Watch out for the Orion the 3 Kings the easiest to identify of all constellations rising from mid-evening. It started from late November to late December when some people begun to notice the Orion in the evening sky and comment on it. Orion climbed over the eastern horizon around 9 p.m. that night so found orion constellation and watching it for the months to come. The most noticeable part of Orion is the pattern called Orion’s Belt: 3 medium bright stars in a short straight row from mid-northern latitudes. Orion appears to be lying on the side with 3 Belt stars pointing upward when first ascends up eastern sky in mid-evening this time of year. Orion’s bright star Betelgeuse and Ridel shine on opposite sides of the Belt.

Stars trails constellation Orion through EarthSky Facebook  image Jean Baptiste Feldman displayed. Can you pick three stars in Orion’s Belt? Notice different colours of stars in Orion. Beneath the sky, Orion will climb higher in the sky. When this constellation is highest in the south it is a huge noticeable star pattern clearly sesn. But Orion doesn’t reach its highest point until an hour or two after midnight that’s local time, for all times zones around the world at this time of year. Like all the stars, Orion’s stars rise some four minutes earlier with each of the passing day about two hours earlier with each passing month. If you see Orion shining in the east at 9:00 p.m. tonight, look for Orion to be in the same place in the sky at 7:00 p.m. that month. Orion due south at 1:30 a.m. and again Orion due south from 11:30 p.m. in the last month of December 2017.

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Triángulo_de_invierno_asterismowintertmethode-times-prod-web-bin-9cda16a4-eb17-11e7-ad3e-1cc26d7d8b0cThe mirrow view of Orion from Hunter from Johannes Hevelius’ Uranographia (1690) This shift in Orion’s location is due to the Earth’s movement in orbit around the sun. As we move around sun perspective on stars surrounding us shifts. At the same hour daily all stars in eastern half of sky climb up a bit higher whereas all the stars in the western half of sky sink a bit closer to the western horizon. Are you familiar with the W- or M-shaped constellation Cassiopeia the Queen? Or Polaris, the North Star? As Orion rises in the east evening, look for Cassiopeia to soar to highest point for the night, above Polaris in northern sky.

Karthik Easvur caught the constellation Orion on November 26, 2016, from his balcony in Hyderabad, India.  The round translucent object in the photo, by the way, is a lens flare - an internal reflection from Karthik's camera - like caused by the same artificial light that's illuminating the palm tree on the right.

Karthik Easvur  recorded constellation Orion on November 26, 2016, from his balcony in Hyderabad, India. The round translucent object in photo, by the way, is a lens flare internal reflection from Karthik’s camera likely caused by the same artificial light illuminating palm tree on right. The famous constellation Orion Hunter rose at mid-evening in late November and early December. This is seen in the midnight culmination on New Years Eve in UK. We saw this brightest star in the sky, Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major. This star is up in evening every year at this time from all parts of Earth except those far-southern realms in continuous daylight Sirius is easy to identify. December 31 is a special night as end of calendar year. And it is also special night for Sirius too. This star’s official midnight culmination  is highest in sky at midnight comes only once every year. At midnight time in the night the Northern Hemisphere looked toward the south and easily noticed the Sirius shining there at around midnight. From the Southern Hemisphere others look overhead or high in north around midnight. And this middle of the night, experience midway between sunset and sunrise shows this star is so bright that you might notice it twinkling fiercely, from northerly latitudes, where the star stays closer to the horizon. You might even see it flashing hints of different colours. When you see Sirius high in the sky, as you will from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere shine with a bright, steady white light. Remember the midnight culmination of Sirius by clock might be off as much as half hour or depending on how far east or west you live from meridian governing your time zone. 
Orion_12-March-2012_Nick-Lomb-1Appearance of Orion depends so it is worth noting that the shape and the location of Orion changes depending on the northern and southern hemisphere. Therefore Orion appears tilted at angles different from various places. Sometime Orion is also seen upside down due to ecliptic movement directions. Whatever the position of the Orion takes either up standing or upside down it is clearly identified and seen globally. It is worth noting God uses symbols and wonderful signs to rely messages to world as was done to Job in Bible concerning Orion and 7 stars Pleadez. The shared beauty of the skies is a giant canvass God uses to manifest HIS existence to all people. As said earlier in this post, when God uses repetition to emphasise a message it is worth noting and being taken very seriously. For some reason God chose to repeat Orion vision with accurate detail and numbers exactly as recoreded by the scientific data. Only God knows the purpose of revealing Orion but like Job it is a message of hope in the midst of adversity and suffering. People all over the world sometimes feel like Job who was shown Orion by God to reassure him of God’s Providence and remind him that His cared about his challenges. As we seen God’s signs and wonders let us be aware of God’s Love, Grace, Mercy and Hope of redemption in Christ.

Even from big cities, you can see Sirius, the sky’s brightest star. Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan created this composite image on December 26, 2017 and wrote: “After a series of clouded night skies in New York City, we finally got a clear night though it was bitter cold and the temperature dropped to 25 F.! Here you can see the brightest star of the winter night sky Sirius and its path as it rises in the southeast sky to clip the spire of the Freedom Tower. This is a 78-image composite, spaced 30 seconds apart. I always thought that star trails within light-polluted city skies weren’t a good idea, since we hardly see any stars. de-constellatie-van-orion-16935269Thanks to God for bright stars like Orion, Sirius and others we see a nice star trail in NYC!” If celebrating the New Year, and you happen to gaze up at the sky, look for Sirius. This star’s midnight culmination – when it’s highest in the sky at midnight We are were pleased to find this article by Bruce McClure who served as lead writer for EarthSky’s popular Tonight pages since 2004. He’s a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around home in upstate New York. Watch again for Orion on 5th January and have a Blessed New Year. It is seen again in other parts of the globe depending on location and position of stars.