JESUS OF NAZARETH ISRAEL

Jesus lived in Nazareth in Israel raised a carpenter in His family business after His family returned from Egypt at age 3. Age 3 to 30 years is early, lost or missing silent years in Bible detail His activities living in Nazareth till 30. In early years Jesus is an active young boy growing to adulthood attends synagogue with His family. Each year His family travelled to Jerusalem Temple for the passover feast so Jesus led a normal life. He had a Bar mitzvah in the Hebrew: בַּר מִצְוָה Jewish coming of age ritual of boys at 13 years or Bat mitzvah for girls at 12 years old  in the Jewish law accountable for His actions so old enough and responsible.

He attended a wedding feast at Cana in John 2:1-12 and Mark 2:1-12-33 gives details of Jesus’ first miracle. wedding at Cana marked the beginning of Christ’s many miracles. He did this first public miracle by turning water to wine for the guests. During wedding wine run out at Cana so Mary His mother asked Jesus to help. Mary told the servants to follow all instructions. Jesus told them fill the jars with water and fetch water to host was surprised best quality wine served last not knowing its first miracle of Jesus.

In Matthew 3:13-17, Luke 3:21-22, Mark 1: 9–13 Jesus is publicly revealed at His baptism by John as God’s voice confirms Jesus is the true Messiah. Jesus travelled from Nazareth at 30 years is baptised by John the Baptist before ministry began. Jesus moved to Capernaum and lived in Peter’s house began his ministry age 30 to 33 years. He attended synagogue with His disciples in Capernaum so did many miracles there. His family and disciples travelled to Temple in Jerusalem for the passover. Jesus followed normal Jewish  customs enjoys fishing in sea of Galilee.

Jesus was with his disciples and healed Peter’s mother in sick with fever. So she got better and prepared a meal for the men. Jesus continued to live with Peter in Capernaum and so travelled through the land of Israel and the nearby places to preach the Gospel. He healed the sick and cast out devils. He raised the dead and fed thousands of people in Israel or cities visited during His 3 year ministry.

Jesus early boyhood 12 years to 18 years to adulthood was spent in Nazareth and DID NOT GO to India to learn mysticism of pagans religions. Jesus said so many false Christs will rise to deceive, exploit people in His Name. They will even do great miracles and call fire down from heaven to deceive many. Jesus said test all the spirits to discern if they are from God. If they say to you Jesus is here and beware as the elect don’t be deceived in Matthew 24 in Bible. Jesus said endtime signs of many false prophets deceiving many doing miracles in His Name but He will tell them to depart from Him to go into hell because they were unsaved. They used the Name of Jesus to deceive for selfish reasons to show off power to people to take credit for God’s GLORY. Paul said he didn’t want to lead people to Jesus Christ but perish by unbelief. It is possible to do Church church for the wrong reasons, prosperity for material gains. Yet unsaved, rejected by Jesus as goats thrown into hellfire forever. Seek God’s grace, mercy, forgiveness, repent not to gain the whole world to lose your soul by a new age interfaith lies that all roads lead to heaven. Jesus is the ONLY WAY NO ONES GOES TO FATHER GOD EXCEPT THROUGH NAME OF JESUS.

GOD SEND JESUS IN RAPTURE

IMG-20200503-WA0008Pray for God to SHORTEN the evil days to intervene on earth to send Jesus in rapture. I dreamt and saw Jesus in the clouds and people shouting this is Jesus this is Jesus. While looking at Jesus a plane appeared in the sky between us towards Jesus. I woke up and prayed and Holy Spirit gave me sense of hope and assurance we will fly in rapture. A plane is symbol of flight and movement so if you believe in Christ in rapture it will happen. God is encouraging us to hold on by faith to endure to the end in Jesus Name to be saved. God knows the exact time, day or hour and Jesus says rejoice because He is even at the door. One day is a thousand years to God so no matter how long the rapture takes it will happen, have confidence in God if you believe. Jesus ascended into heaven alive, Elijah flew in God’s chariots of fire and Enoch went to heaven alive. Pray to God to intervene for the sake of elect in Jesus Name to SHORTEN tribulation evil days before the wrath of God in GREAT TRIBULATION. The plane in this dream is symbolic of flying in clouds it doesn’t mean we will fly by plane into heaven when Jesus comes in the cloud to God.
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NATIONALITIES_700x442Jesus comes becauseEzekiel said lots of flying to and fro and knowledge will abound. As God showed me plane drones flying in my dream it’s only now my dream is fully understood. Drones were not manufactured when I had this dream so could not make sense of its meaning. I saw similar images in my dream all over the skies above me. It was busy with heavy traffic unavailable because of safe distance required in the air. But the skies in my dream cluttered with planes and drones very busy and it was an interesting sight to watch. Then I saw games years later showing an exact images but still not sold or used in real life. Many few years later I see the exact images in my dream and God revealed the reasons for these devices. They are used in military ventures but document evidence of the changes taking place on the earth live to the world. It will record Jesus coming live to the whole world in the Rapture and later second coming on the earth. Knowledge used to create this drones glorify God’s unfolding changes on the earth. They are used as taxis and deliver foods, medicines, body parts for surgery, flight to travel and war. I thank God for these dreams I am amazed how much God has vested interest in all our daily lives on earth reveals things to us. wingman2 AADfifth-trumpet-02-locustsFlock of drones in the sky at sunsetDrones document aerial photographs of apocalyptic events Bible predict. A third of earth, trees, lakes, rivers is destroyed by windstorms, cyclones, fires, droughts causing famines, lost business earnings, jobs. Tribulations happening exactly as Bible says will gets worse in the GREAT TRIBULATION by wrath of God. Ezekiel says people fly to and fro and saw God’s wheel in wheels in sky. ‘Locusts’ fly with tails scorpion’s sting motorized vehicles  as stingers of weapons of war John calls locusts flying insect’s noise of the flight. Lots of drones in my dream before even actually manufactured. God is good all the time, reveals things to alert us and tells us to watch and pray. Jesus comes to save the believers in God in Christ in Revelation 22:12;20. Jesus will come so quickly to surprise remnant. Lord Jesus will come as God shortens evil days or none will survive GREAT TRIBULATION on earth. Mankind’s evils on earth make life unbearable. People don’t know what to do to turn for help if things get worse. Marshall law forces people against their will to take mark of beast. Life will turn upside down by Covid-19 destructions. Wrath of God gets worse on earth and 2 Peter 3:1-18 says Jesus saves in rapture to rescue His people in Christ in clouds. God plans Jesus rescues before lawless one causes chaos unseen before. The most difficult times in history unfold in Bible. Pray God sends Jesus or God says no one survives in great tribulation. The Lord’s coming surprises, people cannot tell exact time, hour or day.  Jesus says people in Christ rejoice to see Him as He comes but enemies mourn. Heaven will disappear with roar elements destroyed by fire in great day of the LORD in Great Tribulation second coming of Jesus. The dead sea revived with fish, birds, flora, fauna Ezekiel 47 Jesus coming prophecy.

In 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17 the rapture of the church by Jesus descending from heaven in clouds and the dead in Christ will rise first from graves. We who are alive and remain will be “caught up” in the air to meet Jesus in the clouds to go to heaven. Rapture is rapio “to catch up or snatch away” in Latin Bible. Rapture is heard and seen as we escape a GREAT TRIBULATION of evils on earth. Its God’s wrath punishment for rejecting Jesus as Son of God and Saviour. Jesus prepared mansions in heaven for His believers in Christ to live in heaven in the Presence of God. Rapture will happen even if that exact word is not found in the Scripture. Second coming is not found in the Bible but the reality of it certainly is true. The Bible says evil gets worse on earth and the antiChrist will force people to follow and worship to take mark of beast or no buying or selling. If you take the mark it means you belong to the devil and God will put you in hell fire. If you reject the mark the antiChrist will kill you so why do you want to live through evil times on earth. Judgments of God on the earth gets worse and one fourth of people die. If you believe and receive Jesus you are saved in Christ in eternal life with God. SHARE THE GOSPEL GOOD NEWS WIN souls for Christ to reach whole world in Jesus Name with Glory to God. Tyrant Martial laws subdue people trying to force compliance of wicked evil plan of antiChrist. Chaos causes suffering as they lose a sense of direction. Perilous times gets worse it is time God intervenes to save HIS people. Call on God to shorten the evil days or HE said no human will survive on earth. Conglomeration of events compounded by natural disasters of wildfires, falling stars wormwood makes sea/water bitter kills fishes. One third ships sink, famine, drought, people turn on each other due to fear caused by stress under pressure. Final victory belongs to God in Christ in His millineal kingdom rule over Israel. Make sure you accept Jesus and repent to belong to God’s Kingdom in Christ. So accept Jesus before it’s too late.

JESUS’ MOUNT ZION 144,000

20190907_175937.jpgJesus and 144,000 Jews on Mount Zion  in GREAT TRIBULATION so unscathed. Jesus works with them at Mount Zion in Israel. In Revelations 5:​9, 10; 20:6, they are in Israel with Jesus on Mount Zion. The 144,000 Jews in Revelation 7:4, Revelation 14:​1-3 with the Lamb, Jesus standing on Mount Zion in Israel. The 144,000 work with Jesus in John 1:​29;  1 Peter 1:​19 in the literal physical Israel Mount Zion on earth. Jesus joins 144,000 before unleashing GREAT TRIBULATION to the maximum intensity. Jesus goes to Israel during ministry of 144,000 with them to give them to evangelise. Earth joins heaven in Psalm 2:6; Hebrews 12:22 so Jesus comes and goes to earth from heaven. The 144,000 Jews sealed means they have special protection from God’s judgment against wicked and antiChrist in GREAT TRIBULATION of Revelation 6 : 17. Seven years warns Israel of the judgment of God against all who reject God and Jesus to complete plan of salvation for Israel. Daniel 9:24–27 says 144,000 first fruits, Revelation 14:4 are REDEEMED in Israel in Zechariah 12:10 and Romans 11:25–27. 15678760027586619305401476038262.jpg15679334750041544978209387909551.jpgWomen priests evangelize too. So 144,000, sealed in Revelation 7:3 completed BEFORE 4 angels Released in Trumpet 6 & Woe 2 in Revelation 9:13. Then the  6th angel blows trumpet and a voice 14 says RELEASE 4 angels bound in great river Euphrates. 15 Those 4 angels kill a third of mankind. After 144,000 in post-rapture world proclaim gospel of Jesus to the world during great tribulation period. Their ministry bring countless multitudes from every nation, tribe, people, language, in Revelation 7: 9 receive Christ. In the Bible they play an important role in restoring nation of Israel and world in the final days before the Second Coming physically of Jesus to earth. 144,000 unannounced on TV but known when Jesus takes CONTROL on earth during final 1,335 days of GREAT  TRIBULATION on earth. The 144,000 Jews preach to Jews and all the nations, encounter Jesus preaching repentance to receive Gospel of Kingdom of God. In  Revelation 14:6 Three angels flying with ETERNAL GOSPEL proclaim to who live on the earth to work with 144,000 and the two witnesses to win countless the multitudes of saints from all nations, kindred, tongues appear to before God, GREAT TRIBULATION souls saved. So sealed 144,00 Redeemed from earth go before throne singing exclusive new song. Christians see 144,000 after rapture and the GREAT TRIBULATION of the judgement wrath of God to destroy people, trees. 144,000 Jewish converts of 12,000 from 12 tribes, Israel evangelize Jews, Gentiles save countless multitude all in white in heaven, Revelations 7:1-4.15678752442271673699280881626181.jpgIMG-20190902-WA0011.jpg1567875739736784344249470041369.jpgIMG-20190902-WA0013.jpg20190903_091613.jpgIMG-20190907-WA0004.jpgIMG-20190907-WA0005.jpg15679456673828355860852592776047.jpg15679458530822187249850544869101.jpg15679468646322125256681700529078.jpg15679537804548540671690504974507.jpgIMG-20190902-WA0014.jpg15678757633772723000347447199095.jpgIMG-20190908-WA0006.jpgIMG-20190902-WA0012.jpgIMG-20190908-WA0000.jpgThe 144,000 have testimony of Jesus as witnesses to testify about Jesus’ Gospel concerning God in Revelations 1:9. John is told to worship God by angel to keep words of this book in Revelation 19:10. Saints worship God like Jesus did doing God’s so believers, angels are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6:2,4, Job 1:6;  2:1; Job 38:7. In Luke 1:35; 3:38 Jesus and Adam created directly by God. Those saved or born again are sons of God in Luke 20 : 36, John 1:12; Romans 8:14, and Romans 8:19; Galatians 3:26. Believers in Christ  by faith also believe in the Testimony of God concerning Son in John 1:1;John 5 :9-10. Peter told Cornelius in Acts 10:25-26 worship God not man. Lystra people told by Barnabas and Paul in Acts 14:10-15 worship God, serve no other gods in Exodus 20:3. Jesus refused to worship satan said, Go away its written ‘Worship LORD God serve HIM only in Matthew 4 :10. Revelation 7:1-4 says Jesus, 144,000 standing on Temple Mount Zion, Israel.156787582259121615811016526371.jpg15679340158457240328684188222444.jpg15679339571308971641764648968398.jpg15679338838705427554890681789378.jpg15678778472037811424408330642529.jpg 20190907_183841.jpgTestimony of Jesus Hebrew μαρτυρία  martyria is to testify about Christ Jesus is reason for testimony of Jesus and God. Jesus is source of testimony to God and spirit of prophecy. The testimony about Jesus is spirit of prophecy by Holy Spirit through Spirit of Christ in John 14:18; Romans 8:9; 1Peter 1:11. The source of prophecy in Revelation 1:1-2 is Jesus so Testimony of Jesus cause persecution,  martyrdom of saints in Revelations 1:96:911:712:11, 12:17 and 20:4. So Christ suffered many things to enter His Glory in Luke 24:25. 144,000 with Jesus during Second Coming and in “New Heavens,” heavenly government ruling the “new earth.” Holy righteous earth brings God to dwell in Jerusalem Israel in Isaiah 65: 17;2 Peter 3:​13. Jesus reigns with chosen kings, priests for 1,000 years in Israel till war with Gog and Magog Armageddon battle takes place. Then Revelation 19:1 says Heaven rejoices at fall of ‘Babylon,’ loud voice of multitudes said “Alleluia, Salvation, GLORY, HONOUR, POWER,  belong to the LORD God. 2 So True and righteous are HIS judgments. As God is judging to avenge blood of HIS servants shed3 Shouted, ‘Alleluia’ as smoke rises up forever. 4 So twenty-four elders, four living creatures fall down, worship God who sat on throne say, “Amen! Alleluia!” 5 A voice from throne said, “Praise our God, all you HIS servants all who fear HIM both great and small. These GREAT TRIBULATION saints and other saints in Christ resurrect in eternal life in God’s Kingdom. God’s CHOSEN 144,000 Jews are only Males from Israel. God LOVES Jews and will NOT replace them with any church or Jehovah’s witnesses or anyone claiming to be chosen. God KNOWS the 12 tribes and chooses them to do HIS end time work for HIM. So Christian believers are grafted in God’s Covenant with Israel so Jews and the Gentiles are ONE IN CHRIST. God has mansions for countless multitudes from all nations, tribes, languages in Jesus are grafted one loves and welcomes all.

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Brown, We are Not Afraid of antiChrist

WHAT DID JESUS SAY ON TAX

IMG-20190718-WA0003.jpgMatthew 17:24-27;22:15, Mark 12; Luke 20, Jesus said, Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, to God what belongs to God. The Biblical accounts of Gospels in Capernaum said tax collectors of two drachma temple tax asked Peter if Jesus pays tax, he said He does. If Jesus paid taxes then what did Jesus teach His disciples? Matthew records two taxes  Jesus paid in Matthew 17:24-27; 22:15-22 temple tax and tax to government in Rome. People asked Jesus: “Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar?” It was a ploy to set a trap for Jesus. But He saw through their attempt to manipulate Him and falsely accuse Him of asking people not to pay. 15634591710442531419311844554429.jpgSo obliged to pay the tax, Jesus paid His taxes with the coin from the mouth of a fish Peter caught. Tax collector cornered Peter and asked if Jesus paid the temple tax. Later in Matthew 17:2427 Jesus said to Peter at home, “Simon, does the kings collect taxes from their own children or from other people? Peter answered the others. And Jesus replied we don’t want to cause trouble go cast a net in the lake and the first fish you catch open mouth, and you will find a coin. Use coin to pay your taxes and mine.” Take it and give them for my tax and yours.”15634589315132523190425229438762.jpgJesus told the Pharisees and Herodians to give to Caesar things belong to Caesar in Mark 12. The issue is controversial as people disagree on how the government spends money. Some people feel angry because their needs are not met though they pay tax. The Bible example of Jesus to pay taxes again in Gospel of Matthew Mark and Luke are other account of the Pharisees trying to trap Jesus to find the reason to accuse him. In Matthew 22:15-22 Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap Jesus to use His words against Him.Jesus on Taxes in the BiblePharisees disciples with Herodians said “Teacher,” they said, “we know you are sincere so teach the way of God in truth. You are not influenced by men. Tell us, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” Jesus, knowing their evil intention said, “You hypocrites why are you trying to trap me? Show a coin for paying tax.” They brought him a denarius and He asked them, “Whose head inscription?” They said, “Caesar’s. Then He said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God belongs to God.” When they heard this, they were amazed so they left him and went away.20190718_152609.jpgIf Jesus refused ​to pay or He condemned Caesar they will accuse Jesus of inciting rebellion. People had no choice but to pay as Jesus also did. And Zachaeus a tax collector climbed a tree to see Jesus passing by. Impressed Jesus dined in his home during meal he decided to restore money he extorted by collecting taxes in Mark 2:13-17. In Psalm 24:1, The earth is the LORD’S and everything in it but life requires money to function, pay staff, provide services, resources, processing, printing costs, transporting goods. And maintaining the structures and repairs restoration, regeneration, grounds and gardens etc. Too numerous to list costs of services provided by the nations. Amazon, Google, Wealthy Offshore accounts do not pay tax proportionately fairly like others.20190718_152057.jpgJesus and His disciples voluntarily gave to the Temple tax and state to set a good example. Taxes paid directly to local tax collectors who decided what people pay. Tax collectors paid by charging people more to earn money.  Levi, the apostle was the customs official in Capernaum taxed imports and exports as he liked. The Jews hated him because he worked for Rome and betrayed his countrymen.  Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector for the Jericho district notorious for taxes changed meeting Jesus of Nazareth.15634592789297575198766104501144.jpgPeople are saying the tax exemption for Churches are unfair making mega rich pastors super wealthy multimillionaires Church members struggle to pay bills, food, mortgage, health insurance, fees or basic necessities of life. Private jets, mansions get bigger, fleet of cars longer but members poor. Its a major source of tension rich multi billionaires are state sponsored in extravagant lifestyles. Schools reduce hours, hospitals cut staff budget reduced. The churches use tithe, offerings, donations, for salaries wages, cost of projects, feed orphans, help poor under the radar, homeless, HIV, disaster flood victims, TV ministry, preaching, teaching Gospel Message of Jesus Christ, Evangelism etc. among wonderful work  of God. Admission fee puts people off so first time Benny Hinn was at NEC entry was free. Thousands turned up with no room for overflow solved crowd control next visit with ticket admission. Only a few people turned up venue was almost empty. God said nobody must enter HIS Presence empty handed so Jesus talked about the widow’s mite even poor give. In Exodus 23:15 God said, no one shall appear before ME empty-handed. Also in Exodus 34:20 God said no one must appear before ME empty-handed. Again in  Deuteronomy 16:16 God said do not appear before the LORD empty-handed.20190718_151828.jpgGap between the rich and poor widens causing hunger and the stress, pressure, unemployment, lack, in deprived areas. No resources for disadvantaged so most public servants cannot get on the home ownership ladder. Many depend on the food banks despite their hard work and education. Zero hour job wastes time of trained staff without job or income. And the popular highly influential Christian leaders spew wrong ideas as ‘Christian Ideas.’ Don’t be misled…Study the bible yourself to know the truth of the Word of Christ. Read Bible as JesusFollowers and Christian’s. Some think Churches must follow Jesus’ example to provide fairly for the least in society too. So gap between rich and poor widens as many continue to suffer daily, starve and die in the most advance developed wealthy countries. Unfortunately a Class divide disproportionately allocate lion share to themselves as the world watches them flaunt it in their faces daily. 1 Timothy 6:10 says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Craving more money is cause of all evil in doing so wander from true faith so pierce themselves with sorrow.20190718_170247.jpg20190718_152338.jpgIMG-20190717-WA0000.jpgChristian family is fined taxes saying it is against God’s will to pay taxes. The  Christian family refused to pay income tax because its “against God’s will” but are ordered to pay more than A$2m tax (£1.1m $1.4m) to Australia’s tax office. It is Christian debate Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot and Fanny Alida Beerepoot of Tasmania do not pay income tax since 2011 as their religious right. Their farm was seized and sold by a local council in 2017 for not paying seven years of tax rates. Ms Beerepoot told the court: “We don’t own anything because it is God’s.” The siblings represented themselves in Supreme Court of Tasmania Wednesday, after did not pay $930,000 in income tax or other charges in 2017 ABC News said.The Beerepoots leave court on 17 July 2019Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot (left) and Fanny Alida Beerepoot (far right) seen here outside the court in Tasmania. Mr Beerepoot argued the law of God is the “supreme law of this land” and making people pay tax weakens dependency on God, leading to “curses… in the form of droughts and infertility.” “Transferring allegiance from God to Commonwealth means rebelling against God breaking first commandment,” he said, according to the public broadcaster. In judgement, Associate Justice Stephen Holt said he believed Beerepoots’ beliefs is genuinely held but there is no specific reference in Bible to support their argument. “In my view, Bible effectively said civil matters and law of God operate in two different spheres.” So the siblings ordered to pay sums of – Ms Beerepoot A$1.17m and Mr Beereport A$1.16m to cover income tax, administrative penalties and all interest charges” and costs in court documents. What do you think about various views?

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JESUS RISEN WITH THE DEAD

1555629384060-1313627143.jpgMatthew 27:51-53 says Jesus resurrected with Saints raised from death who came out of the graves and went to Holy City Jerusalem so appeared to many people. The Temple veil was torn, rocks split by earthquakes tombs opened many dead saints were raised from death. So they came out of graves as Christ was raised and went into Jerusalem so alive again.1555626585825-1635185667.jpgMatthew 27:51-53 is clear the dead were alive and so went home to their families seen by over 500 people. Some speculate they ascended into heaven like Jesus did after they were raised from death and seen after their appearances to many. A research of this true story does not talk about them anymore in the Bible after appearances during Jesus’ Resurrection. 1555626945722996338447.jpgThey symbolized and illustrated Christ’s victory over death to confirm God’s gift of the resurrection power of God. Christ defeated death and raised many people during his ministry. Victory over death is again revealed to prove to all that the dead in the grave for years came back to life as God promised will happen in resurrection of the dead for Rapture.1555629260277-160608383.jpgThey were alive not so like zombies or comatose walking dead but came back when the Spirit of life entered them to restore life. They were eating, drinking living normal lives like Jesus did after receiving His Glorified body in physical flesh on the earth. Bodily Resurrection is Life force restored to flesh, James 2:26 Resurrections in the Bible.1555627050162-1313627143.jpgThe Soul gets back into the body, 1 Kings 17:17-23 so the flesh is warmed again as seen in 2 Kings 4:32-35. The Resurrected speak, Luke 7:15 and bodily functions resumed in Luke 8:55; John 11:14, 17. A consciousness is regained in Acts 9:37 so life force is restored to a flesh in James 2:26. Resurrections in the Bible happen often through Jesus and His disciples. 1555627881500-1068246670.jpgThe Resurrection of the dead happens and is well documented in books, and you tube videos for testimonies to the GLORY of God. Again today in real life many churches witness resurrection all over the world of the dead as medically proven and certified dead by doctors. Some wake up in the mortuaries before burial or after in their graves still alive.wp-1555628187783..jpgJesus said the dead will arise so women received their dead back alive because though they died yet they shall live as Christ promised. The living in Luke 24:5 have physical bodies and Luke 24:36-43 says they are not invisible spirits ghosts but conscious, with cognitive physical activity. John 12:1-2 describe the human traits of those raised from the dead.1555627145304-860916511.jpgPeople were raised from death as an act of God’s mercy in Luke 7:12-13 provides confirming evidence of God’s POWER, presence and approval of life extended by the grace of God. Elijah as a prophet in 1 Kings 17:24 received God’s approval alive into God’s PRESENCE. Luke 7:16-17 is similar reason for Matthew 27:52-53 to prove God’s Authoriy over death. 1555627538404776795221.jpgProphets and Jesus already foretold that there will be resurrection here on earth for a reason. Resurrection accomplished increased faith in God’s Miracle POWER so many people believed in John 11:45; 12:10-11, 17-18; Acts 9:42 like Lazarus, Dorcas and saints of Matthew 27: 52-53 are favours of God miracle opportunity to Glorify God in Luke 7:15-16 proves Jesus True Witness Messiah Son of God.1555626657451-160608383.jpgLike Rapture resurrection of the dead to come to live in heaven they continued to live until eventually they died later. In 1 Corinthians 15:22 sees son lived in 1 Kings 17:22 so presented to his mother after raised from death. In Luke 7:15 Lazarus resumed his normal activities in John 12:1-2 they continued to live to ripe old age and succumbed to death.1555627968461990063215-1.jpg Ecclesiastics talks of mankind returned to dust and spirit returned to God after death. And Rapture says in the twinkle of an eye dematerialized body reformed instantly by the miracle POWER of God. It sounds illogical to human minds that a decayed body is restored with organs functions normally again. Supernatural things of God are beyond the analytical thinking process so is received by faith.1555628979164-1635185667.jpgAll in Christ will rise again in Rapture as the Saints did during the resurrection of Jesus. The Saints uplifted faith of those traumatized by Jesus death or suffering in state of fear for their lives. They had seen Jesus raise the dead but somehow could not understand Jesus telling them if his death and resurrection. So miracle helped to assure them of Eternal life in Christ in God’s Kingdom ruled by Jesus.1555630008624-1313627143.jpg1555629650846-1635185667.jpg1555740335876-160608383.jpg1555790225873-160608383.jpgEzekiel predicts the coalition union of return of two nations Israel and Judah in verses 15-22 by two sticks tied. This is symbolic of uniting of Jews and Gentiles in Christ and His Church. The prophet foretells the Kingdom of God in Christ to be set up in Israel and God’s Sanctuary to Glorify and worship God by His Grace in verses 23-28 to fulfill God’s Covenant.IMG_20190420_160925.jpg1555740700579-1313627143.jpgThose resurrected went to their homes in Matthew 27:53 appeared and then ascended into God’s PRESENCE later in paradise. This shows the sting of death had been taken away so lived out their physical lives and died like others raised but Jesus is the exception. In Acts 2:24; Colossians 1:18; Revelations 1:18 Jesus will resurrect the dead bodies in Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:22 together with those alive in Rapture to heaven.1555742807541-1635185667.jpgThe powers and authorities misjudged Jesus and thought killing Him will end the Kingdom of God. The lesson is Christ has Power over physical and spiritual death in John 11:25-26. Christ Jesus is real so have faith in Him and in His Power over death. Revelations 1: 18 says the dead in Chrit will experience first bodily resurrection in Rapture as John 5:28-29 confirms, live forever in eternal life with God, Jesus and family. 1555629445884-860916511.jpgResurrection stops death due to sins of Adam and Eve’s DNA passed into many generations after thousands of years so erased by the Blood of Jesus. In Christ is eternal life of Colossians 2 :12-13 and in Romans 6:4-6. Christ’s Power over both the physical and spiritual death is seen in John 11:25-26 to restore mankind to God. Through Role Model Jesus, nation of Israel returns to God in a life Eternal through Jesus Christ’s Power of defeat over death to live forever in Victory.

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GOD RESTORES LOST SOULS

1543148057336-452672964.jpgGod RESTORES lost souls says Psalm 23.3-4 and Galatians 6:1 says brothers and sisters if someone sins you who are SPIRITUAL RESTORE person and show them faults in PRIVATE. If they listen, you won your brother. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 says do not treat them as enemy but help them as brother in Christ, ‘just as if’ they never sinned. GOD LOVES sinners but hates sin. 1 Timothy 5:20 says if they continue in sin rebuke them in the presence of all, so the rest will be fearful to sin. Public rebuke is often first used without the private restoration to instill fear in others shames them. Does not lead to genuine repentance, causes chaos, divides the Church members into sympathisers or opponent antagonists. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God, profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, training in righteousness; so the man of God is adequately equipped for every GOOD WORK. Acts 20:28 states, “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock for the Holy Spirit made you overseers to shepherd the Church of God purchased with Jesus’ BLOOD. James 1:19, beloved brethren be quick to hear slow to speak slow to anger, no critical comments to stir up hatred to flare evil negative emotions. Godly restoration of wrong for reconciliation is hard but the hardest part is forgiving yourself and all others who wrong you or you wronged them. Whether victim or perpetrator, or right or wrong both needs God’s Mercy, Grace to forgive to receive forgiveness. God said you forgive to be forgiven by God. So leave your gifts at the altar and resolve conflict before you enter God’s HOLY PRESENCE HIS Sanctuary through BLOOD OF JESUS. OUR LORD GOD & SAVIOUR ARE PURE IN HEART so pure in heart shall see God. Psalm 51:10 says, create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. And Lamentations 5:21 says, Restore us to yourself, O LORD so we may be restored Renew our days as of old we loved and honoured you. Lamentations 3:40 says it is your conscience that helps to test and examine our ways to return to the Lord. Acts 3:19 says, Repent and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the LORD. Jeremiah 3:66 The LORD said if like days of king Josiah you backslided as Israel did on high mountain or under green trees played the harlot God says HE WILL FORGIVE if you repent. Time for the whole church, individuals and in your private prayer closet. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything and a time for talking, silence, joy, grief, tears, love and hate under heaven.” And 1 John 1:19 says, “If we confess our sins, God faithfully forgives sins to purify us from all unrighteousness.” If you are busy minding other’s sins, God says in Matthew 26:41, Watch and pray so you will not fall into same temptations you accuse others of. So spirit is willing but the flesh is weak but Jesus said if you are weak you are strong through Holy Spirit. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent in Jesus Name. Bow down at the feet of Lord Jesus Christ as a humble vessel so GOD will forgive you. And get Spiritual mentor to guide you to quality of Christ not focus on speck in other’s eyes, says Matthew 7:3. And Psalm 145:14 says The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all bowed down. All who overcome will be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out their name from the Book of Life, I will confess their names before My FATHER God and before HIS angels says Revelation 3:4-5. Praise Jesus Christ our Lord, and Saviour. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. Accept Jesus Christ Who gave His Life on Cross at Calvary, to receive Forgiveness freely available through His ULTIMATE SACRIFICE to Come into your life to live in your heart to be your KING, Lord and Saviour.1543147650346-452672964.jpg And from this day not be controlled by sin or desire to please self but follow Jesus all the days of your life. Ask this in Jesus’ precious Holy Name, Amen. In Matthew 18:15-17, Bible says if refuses to LISTEN take one, two-three people with you so BY MOUTH OF TWO, THREE WITNESSES to CONFIRM action but if still refuses to listen, tell Church. And if refuses to listen to the Church let them be Gentile or tax collector to you. The Bible verses help Church members or their leaders clearly to guide people using God’s right procedure. Know God wants restoration in Church to help to ensure Jesus is at centre of a restoration process. Bible’s approach is opportunity for people to take initiative to seek help for those who miss the mark. A person suffering secretly in sin struggles and to keep up with effects of sin damage their lives and those involved. Some may play games with people’s emotions in denial but deep down in their heart crying out for help. It takes courage to open up and seek help and forgiveness of those they offended. Damage done affects so many people causing others to lose the faith in God. Its painful, sad, shocking believers confess of falling into sin. What do you do when a beloved brother or sister in Christ makes wrong choice to fall in sin? First direct them to pray and ask God’s forgiveness to repent and make effort to actively stop the sin. Abraham restored Lot his fallen nephew in Genesis 14:1-24 when he and Sarah left Haran to travel to Canaan in Genesis 12.4. Abraham’s nephew Lot chose to take risks in a war zone among enemies to stay behind. Abraham rescued Lot in time when Amraphel a king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer the king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim four kings seized all goods of Sodom, Gomorrah their food, took Abraham’s nephew Lot and his possessions as he lived in Sodom. A man who escaped reported it Abraham living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, of Eshkoland Aner allied with Abraham. Abram took 318 trained men in his household in pursuit to Dan. Abraham divided his men to attack and routed them Hobah north of Damascus. He recovered all goods so brought back Lot and his possessions together with the women and others. So Abraham after defeating Kedorlaomer and kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in Valley of Shaveh or the King’s Valley. Abraham risked his life with the others to rescue stubborn nephew who chose to stay in a place against advise. He got into trouble but chose the most fertile land later and did not remember his uncle’s sacrifice. People why God told Abraham to leave his family and kindred in Iraq but chose to bring Lot along with his aged father to slow him down. Despite Abraham’s best efforts Lot eventually flees Sodom with his daughters and his wife turned into Pillar of salt. His daughters mated with their father to create the Moabites known for history of incest. Abraham’s risk and correction of Lot seems a waste of time probably best if he perished life would have been better. Often onlooker is reluctant to get involved in another person’s mess if it endangers their life. Abraham’s effort to RESTORE Lot and his family to reconnect to God under the tutelage of Abraham didn’t last long. As you can take a horse to the water but can’t force it to drink. Abraham played a crucial role in his need to restore Lot by a bold victory in battle yet Lot yields to sin by learning the evil ways of Sodom. Abraham thought Lot learnt his lesson and listened so gained his nephew back. Lot went back to his old ways so became his own master of destruction. It easy to spot anyone in sin to forgive and restore them to SAVE YOUR SOUL. Abraham’s experience with Lot is a classic example of futile efforts to help others in vain. So in this case Abraham saved his soul by doing the right thing to obey God to help his nephew in a time of need by wrong choices. First reaction is condemnation and shaming of person to disgrace them to change. This is not Biblical because it makes the situation worse to harden the heart and embarrass them so never step in Church again. A naive young baby Christian may not fully know the word of God makes mistakes in the beginning.1543147839273-1104846375.jpg Titus 3:10-11, reject them and run away like Joseph after first, second warning if person is bent on sin self-condemns. In 1 Corinthians 5:11, ‘I wrote to you not to associate with immoral person covetous or idolater, reviler, drunkard, swindler do not eat with them. In 2 Romans 13 : 4, if a minister of God to you is good but some do evil, be afraid; for they do not bear sword for nothing; for a minister of God is avenger who brings wrath on the ones who practice evil.In 1 Timothy 1:20 Hymenaeus and Alexander handed over to satan to be afflicted and taught not to blaspheme. Their flesh tormented by satan forces them to seek God’s Face to deliver their souls. In 1 Corinthians 5:5 some believers deliver to satan for destruction of flesh, so the spirit may be saved in day of the Lord Jesus. Romans 16:17 urges brethren to keep eyes on all those who cause divisions, hindrances contrary to teachings learnt and turn away from them. In Galatians 6:1 those Spiritual are to restore sinner in SPIRIT of GENTLENESS so you too will not be tempted. The Righteous fall 7 times but God lifts them up. Jesus said forgive 70 x 70 time = 490 times per day not be bitter and revengeful but leaving judgement to God the GREATEST ‘ Judge and Avenger.’ If they commit atrocities as God’s Children and sin against God the ALMIGHTY God deals with them for all Powers and Authority in Heaven and Earth is given to Lord Jesus Christ and Saviour the rightful judge to restore the backslider. Remember the story of King David, a friend of God punished by God after adultery with Uriah’s wife tried to cover his sins transferred innocent man Uriah to war front killed in battle. God is Righteous and David was punished for his wickedness. God gave David 2 two options for his punishment to choose. a) God wants to hand him to enemies to be punished  b) God punish him HIMSELF. David chose God to inflict punishment for ‘man is cruel and wicked’ but God is compassionate and merciful so restored David. Man will totally and completely will destroy everything about him is a lesson for all to learn in Church. It is God’s BUSINESS so leave it for God. The man of God and sinners disobeys God’s Word so that is God’s exclusive domain. Judas betrayed Christ, but it did not affect His Ministry. Ministers of God and apostles in many Churches of God commit sin in House of God but it does not affect God in those Churches. People out of frustration and lack of patience, deny God to backslide but still God gives them another chance. In Jeremiah 3:14, “Return, O backsliding children” says The LORD; “I AM married to you. I will take you. One from a city and two from a family and bring you to Zion.” Human make mistakes so like all open to Forgiveness and Restoration by God Himself. Encourage, pray, believe God for restoration. Stress pressurizes  people of God to seek relief in a secular way but leave them to God’s judgement. Pray the LORD’s wrath on detractors is cancelled for the unity of Church of God in Jesus Name, Ephesians 4:4-7 says as one body and Spirit, called in one hope of your calling; one LORD, one faith, one baptism: one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all. To each one grace is given according to measure of Christ’s gift.” These words of God in Jesus Name, Amen, Jesus said, “all those without sin cast the first stone as Jesus told woman caught in adultery, so given second chance to go and sin no more. The man involved her accusers pardoned so left her alone, reminded of their own sinful natures by Jesus Christ. Does it mean this woman can count on Jesus’ forgiveness to repeat sinful action because of guaranteed mercy of God? Of course not Bible says because the Grace of God abounds is not licence to sin. The years of ignorance God forgives because unaware of consequences. A deliberate sin commited and excused by qouting Roman 8:38-39 that nothing separates a believer from God is the willful offence used to manipulate naive Christians to engage in sin. “For I am persuaded that death, life, angels, principalities, powers or things present, things to come, height depth or another creature can separate us from the LOVE of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. So verse is twisted to convince believer God forgives no matter the sin of killing, stealing or destructions due to lust. Joseph refused to “sin against God” but punished for his honesty, loyalty to God and his master Portipher. A person who does not get their evil way harasses the one strong in the LORD who refuses to sin with them like Portipher’s wife lied about Joseph who run from sin. The person blackmails a victim, withdraws all favour, isolates them to stop others defeating them too. Be careful when a person is victimised for standing up for Christ in righteousness. The perpetrator puts them down like Joseph for refusing an evil request for doing the right thing. Its better to Obey and please God rather than join a man to use and abuse you. It may cost you material possessions and reputation but God will supply all your needs from Glory in heaven. Joseph’s is a great example of God rewarding and promoting Joseph who was harassed by his siblings in the family. Though Joseph suffered God honoured him to save the world from the 7 years famine in Egypt. a-gospel-that-doesnt-include-repentance-is-a-false-gospel-768x768.jpgThe woman caught in adultery is sent to seek God’s punishment but found Grace, Mercy for forgiveness Jesus forgave her. The self-righteous condemned her to death but Bible says confess your sins to God and cover all other people’s sins. It does not mean condoning but is none of your business if you witnessed it. Spreading negative rumours DEFILES the innocent mind and distract Gospel. The devil uses gossip to stop receiving deliverance. It takes two tango so those scorned and embittered but didn’t walk away repent. Some went back for more abuse, play victim to attack, spread hatred. Bible says, what is true and of GOOD REPORT think on these things. For evil reports, fast privately on behalf to INTERCEDE with Jesus the INTERCESSOR in heaven. Gossipers will not enter kingdom of God for the sin of defiling minds of others to cause them to depart from the faith. Gossip is as evil as murder, adultery etc. Corinthians 6:9-10 says, backbiters, gossips, slanderers, will not inherit THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Unless they REPENT will be shut out of the KINGDOM of HEAVEN. Let God deal with sin for the greater the calling the bigger the target of satan’s attacks. And despite God’s punishment the Covenant continues through Jesus to sit on throne of King David. God’s Mercy is for people who humble themselves God Forgives. King Solomon’s mother was married to King David after her husband Uriah was killed. Despite sin God chose Solomon to build HIM a Temple in Jerusalem. Don’t sin putting your mouth against people who sin against God the CREATOR and people being destroyed by perpetrators. Who appoint you judge of God’s people? They face Spiritual attack so cover them in prayer and by the Blood of Jesus. And 1 Corinthians 6.9-10 says its duty to God is to pray for mercy but NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS to spread such gossip online, by phone, email, texts or verbally to do more damage to them and yourself. The metoo# movement is global so sleeping with wo/men/girls has become common phenomenon in Church, homes, schools, offices, shrines, Bible college, seminary villages all locations, clubs etc. Angels in heaven fell down and slept with women on earth to produce the giant nephilims. Perfect people do not exist on earth but strive for perfection by God’s Grace. Its crucial Children of God abstain from all sins in the Body of Christ in the Church of God to have good success by God’s Grace in Jesus Name. Such a common occurrence of prevalent drives Church to seek God’s Face more. Church general overseers snatch other’s wives and the paedophile priests falls like the secular people. Church has heard or known all problems in society everywhere but it is the Grace of God that sustains Churches. As David fell and rose again in the Bible so challenge of sin with thoughts, sight or body, is a weakness for everyone to overcome. Have you overcome yours, whether in pulpit or pew? Revealing or advertising sin committed in secret seen by God is non of your business. Pray for all to overcome weaknesses and grow in Jesus Christ. The Church grows because Jesus said, gates of hell will not prevail against it in Jesus Name. A Church often condemned thrives, so attack favour the ministry accused, persecuted or suffers name calling harassment. God is behind the Church despite continued rumours and attacks used to try to cause damage to stop good success. Seek God yourself so Jesus will save, heal and deliver you for Eternal life of your soul not perish. It is endtimes and Jesus is Coming soon in Rapture so Gossip GOSPEL to win souls in Jesus Name for God’s KINGDOM to come on a perfect earth.

 

DANIEL 70 WEEKS PROPHECY

Picture-222Daniel 1-12 prayer is 70 weeks prophecy of end times sealed happening globally on earth. In Babylon Iraq Darius son of Ahasuerus, lineage of Medes king over realm of Chaldeans. In first year reign Daniel understood by the books number of years specified by word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet seventy years desolation of Jerusalem. 3  Set my face to LORD GOD by request,  prayer, supplications, fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 4 Prayed to my LORD God made confession: O LORD, great, awesome God, who keeps HIS covenant, mercy with all who love HIM, who keep HIS commandments, 5 we sin, committed iniquity, wickedness, rebel departing from Your precepts, judgments. Did not heed your servants or prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, princes, fathers, people of the land. O LORD, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face, this day to the men of Judah, to inhabitants of Jerusalem, all Israel, near and far off in countries to You drive them, due to unfaithfulness committed against You “O LORD to us belongs shame of face to our kings, princes, fathers, because we sinned against You. To the LORD God belongs mercy and forgiveness, though we rebel against HIM. 10 Did n’t obey voice of LORD God to walk in HIS laws set before us by HIS servant prophets. 11 Israel transgressed Your law and departed not obey Your voice the curse and oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God is poured on us because of sin against Him 12 He confirms His words spoken against us and judges who judge us bring great disaster in whole heaven as not done before to Jerusalem. 13 Law of Moses, on disaster came on us yet not made prayer before LORD God to turn from iniquity to understand Your truth.14a daniel praysLORD kept disaster in mind, brought on us; the LORD our God is righteous in all works He does, not obeyed HIS voice. 15 O LORD God You brought us Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, made Yourself a name this day sin and do wickedly. 16 “O LORD, of righteousness, I pray, let Your anger turn away from YOUR CITY Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sin and iniquities of our fathers Jerusalem and Your people reproach to all around us. 17 God hear prayer, Your servant’s supplications, for the LORD’S  sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary desolate. 18 O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolation and the city called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You for righteous deeds but for Your great mercies. 19 O LORD, hear! O LORD, forgive! O LORD, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”ቅዱስ_ሚካኤል_ሊቀ_መላእክት_-_ኦርና_አውድማThe Seventy-Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 20 While speaking, praying, confessing my sin and sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication to the LORD my God for holy mountain of my God, 21 I was speaking in prayer Gabriel seen in vision at beginning flew swiftly reached me time of evening offering. 22 Told me “O Daniel, I have come to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of all supplications you are greatly beloved to understand vision. 24 Seventy weeks for people in Holy City finish transgression sin’s reconciliation for iniquity to bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision prophecy to anoint the Most Holy. 25 “Know and understand from going of command to restore to build Jerusalem till Messiah the Prince, seven weeks and sixty-two weeks The street shall be built again and wall in troubling times. 26  “In after sixty-two weeks Messiah to be cut off not for Himself people of prince is to come shall destroy city and sanctuary. The end with a flood and till end of war desolations determined. 27Shall confirm covenant with many for a week but in middle of week bring an end to sacrifice and offering. Abominations desolations in Temple of God YAHVEH says is god.Daniel prayingVision of Daniel is sealed for end times  happening. And 10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia message revealed to Daniel called Belteshazzar. Message appointed to seal vision. 2 Daniel, was mourning three weeks. 3 ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine so did not anoint myself at all till 3 weeks fulfilled. 4 On twenty-fourth day of first month, by the side of great river Tigris,5 lifted my eyes and looked beheld man clothed in linen, waist girded with gold of Uphaz! His body like beryl, his face like appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire, his arms and feet like burnished bronze in colour and sounds of his words voice of a multitude. 7 I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men with me did not see vision; but a great terror fell upon them, they fled to hide themselves.8 I was left alone when I saw this great vision and no strength remained in me my vigor turned frail retain no strength.I heard sound of HIS words and a deep sleep on my face fell on my face to the ground.Picture-28

Prophecies: Persia and Greece

10 Suddenly, a hand touched me made me tremble on my knees and the palms of my hands. 11 He said to me, “Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words I speak to you and stand upright, I am sent to you.” While speaking word to me I stood trembling. 12 Then he said, “Do not fear, Daniel, from the first day you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; I have come because of your words. 13 Prince of kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and Michael chief prince came to help me fight kings of Persia. 14  I come to help you understand things to happen to your people in latter days, for vision refers to future days to come.”  15 When he spoke words to me, I turned my face toward ground speechless. 16 Suddenly, one having the likeness of sons of men touched my lips; I opened my mouth and spoke, to him who stood before me, “My lord, because of vision my sorrows overwhelms me so I retain no strength. 17How can the servant of my LORD talk with me my lord if no strength remains in me or breath left in me.” So 18 again, one having likeness of man touched me to strengthen me. 19 And said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you be strong. As he spoke to me I was strengthened and I said, “Let my lord speak as you strengthen me.” 20 He said, “Do you know why I come to you? I must return to fight with the prince of Persia when I go prince of Greece will come. 21 I tell you in Scripture by Truth uphold me against them is Michael your prince. 11 In first year of Darius, Mede I, to confirm and strengthen him 2 I tell you the truth three more kings to arise in Persia a fourth far richer than them all; by his strength, through riches stirs up all against realm of Greece. Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion do according to his will. And his kingdom shall be broken up and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not among his posterity or to his dominion ruled; his kingdom shall be uprooted for others beside him.176688456-daniel8-35-638

War Kings of North and South

The king of the South a strong prince gains power over him and his dominion shall be a great dominion. 6  Join forces, with daughter of king of the South go to king of North make agreement to retain power of her authority, neither he or his authority shall stand is given up to those who brought her to strengthen her in those times. 7 A branch of her roots shall arise in his place, shall come with army, to enter fortress of king of the North to deal with them to prevail. And he shall carry their gods captive to Egypt their prince, silver, gold; and continue more years than king of the North.9 And king of the North shall come to kingdom of the king of the South but return to his own land. 10 His sons shall stir up strife, assemble multitude of great forces; and one shall come to overwhelm and pass through to return to his fortress and stir up strife. 11 “The king of the South shall be moved with rage and go out to fight with him with the king of the North to muster great multitude given into the hand of his enemy. 12 When taken away his multitude his heart will be lifted up and cast down tens of thousands, but he will not prevail. 13 King of North return musters multitude greater than former, come at the end of years with his great army and equipment. 14 In those times many will rise up against king of South as violent men, your people shall exalt themselves in fulfillment of the vision, but shall fall. 15 The king of the North comes to build siege takes fortified city, forces of South not withstanding king his choice troops of no strength to resist. 16 But he who comes against him will do as he wills none stands against him. He shall stand in the Glorious Land with a destruction in his power. 17 “He sets his face to enter with strength of his whole kingdom with him gives him daughter of women to destroy but not stand with him or be for him. 18 After this turn his face to the coastlands and take many. A ruler shall bring reproach against them to an end; and with reproach removed he shall turn back on him. 19 Shall turn his face to fortress of his own land but shall stumble and fall, and not be found. 20 “There will arise in his place one who imposes taxes on the glorious kingdom; but in a few days destroyed not in anger or battle.21 In his place shall arise a vile person not give honour to royalty come in peace and seize kingdom by intrigue. 22 With force of flood swept away from before him and broken prince covenant. 23 After league made act deceitful come up strong with a small number of people 24 He shall enter peaceably into richest places of provinces do what his fathers have not done or forefathers, disperse plunder, spoil, riches, devise his plans against strongholds only for a time. He 25 shall stir up his power and courage against king of the South with a great army. The king of South stir up to battle with very great and mighty army shall not stand for they devise plans against him. 26 Those who eat of his delicacies destroy him; his army swept away, and many shall fall down slain. 27 The king’s heart bent on evil speak lies at the same table but shall not prosper, for the end will be at the appointed time. 28 While returning to his land with great riches, his heart moved against holy covenant does damage but return to his own land.176688456-daniel8-30-638

Northern King’s Blasphemies

29 “At appointed time returns toward south not like former or latter. 30 Ships from Cyprus come against him grieved, return in rage against the holy covenant and do damage. He returns to show no regard for all who keep holy covenant. 31Forces mustered by him will defile sanctuary fortress; take away the daily sacrifices, and place his abomination of desolation. 32 The wicked against God’s covenant he corrupts with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and do great exploits. 33 Those people who understand instruct many; for many days fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering. 34 When they fall with little help many join them by intrigue. 35 Those of understanding refine and purify to make them white, until appointed time. 36 “The king does according to his will exalt himself above God speak blasphemies against God and prosper till wrath is accomplished 37 He regards not God of his fathers or desire women or regard God exalts himself above all.38 In HIS place honour god of fortresses; gold, silver, precious stones pleasant things.39Against strong fortress advance his glory causes them to rule over many divides the land for his gain.ang-dan2

The Northern King’s Conquests

40 “At time of the end a king of the South shall attack him and king of the North come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, with many ships he shall enter countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown. Some shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab and prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch his hand against countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape.43 His power over treasures of gold, silver over a precious things of Egypt. Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.44 But the news from the east and north trouble him he goes out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. 45 Shall plant tents of his rule between seas and glorious holy mountain comes to his end none helps him. And in 1 Thessalonian 4:13-18 dead in Christ arise with living in Rapture as these evil tribulations happen on earth.Picture-201

Prophecy of End Times of Earth

12 “That time Michael will stand up the great prince who stand watch over sons of your people; There shall be a time of trouble as never was since nations till that time. Your people will be delivered everyone found written in the book of life. Those asleep in dust of earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, others  shame contempt. The wise shines like brightness of the firmament and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. “But you Daniel shut these words and seal the book until time of the end many will run to and fro and knowledge shall increase.” 5 Daniel, looked and there stood two others on riverbank and one another riverbank. 6 One said to the man clothed in linen who was above waters of the river,.How long shall fulfillment of these wonders be?7 I heard the man clothed in linen above the waters of the river who held up his right and left hand to heaven, he swore by Him who lives forever, it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when time of the holy people completed these things shall be finished. 8  I did not understand so said “My lord when shall be the end of these things?” 9 He said, “Go your way Daniel these words closed up and sealed till endtime. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, refined but the wicked shall do wickedly none of the wicked understand but wise understand 11From time daily sacrifice taken away and abomination of desolation set up, is one thousand two hundred ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits comes to one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13 “Go your way till end you shall rest and will arise to your inheritance at end of days.” These events Jesus talked about in Matthew and in these books of Revelations unfold daily on the earth in living history until Jesus Comes in cloud RESCUE in Rapture. MILLENNIAL Reign later with the saints in Israel on earth. 

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 9:24 Literally sevens, and so throughout the chapter
  2. Daniel 9:24 Qere, Septuagint Syriac and Vulgate; Kethib Theodotion To seal up.
  3. Daniel 9:25 Or open square
  4. Daniel 9:25 Or moat
  5. Daniel 10:1 Or and of great conflict
  6. Daniel 10:4 Hebrew Hiddekel
  7. Daniel 10:16 Theodotion and Vulgate read the son; Septuagint reads a hand.
  8. Daniel 11:6 Literally arm
  9. Daniel 11:6 Literally arm
  10. Daniel 11:8 Or moulded images
  11. Daniel 11:14 Or sons of breakage
  12. Daniel 11:15 Literally arms
  13. Daniel 11:16 Literally hand
  14. Daniel 11:17 Or bring equal terms
  15. Daniel 11:22 Literally arms
  16. Daniel 11:30 Hebrew Kittim, western lands Cyprus
  17. Daniel 11:31 Literally arms
  18. Daniel 11:37 Or gods

New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

YOU LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS

Best-Christmas-Greeting-Card“Christmas is usually a noisy party: we could use a bit of silence, to hear the voice of Love.” Christmas is you, when you decide to be born again each day and let God into your soul. Christmas pine is you when you resist vigorous winds and difficulties of life because of Jesus Christ the hope of Glory in you. HOL033-G-01Christmas decorations are you, when your virtuous colours adorn your life. The Christmas bell is you, when you call, gather and seek to unite. You are a Christmas light, when you illuminate with your life the path of others with kindness, patience, joy and generosity. The Christmas angels are you, when you sing to the world a message of peace, justice and love.efdffd5e29e003a571e7cac928d871ef The Christmas star is you, when you lead someone to meet the Lord. You are also the wise men, when you give the best you have no matter who. Christmas music is you when you conquer the harmony within you. The Christmas gift is you when you are truly friend and brother of every human being. The Christmas card is you when kindness is written in your hands. The Christmas greeting is you when you forgive and restablish peace, even when you suffer. 6365-inspirational-christmas-quotesThe Christmas dinner is you, when you sated bread and hope to the poor man who is by your side. You are Christmas night when humble and conscious, you receive in silent night the Saviour Jesus of the world without noise or great celebrations; you are a smile of trust and tenderness, in the inner peace of perennial Christmas that establishes God’s Kingdom within you. A very Merry Christmas for all those who look like Christmas.

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GOD’SHOLYCITY MOUNTZION

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Jerusalem at the time of Jesus and temple is different from modern times. Acts 15:16 says God and Messiah Yeshua will build a temple on Temple Mount Zion. God intervenes to choose a people for HIS NAME from Gentiles. 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: 16 “After this Jesus will Return and rebuild David’s fallen tent, Its ruins Jesus will Rebuild and Restore Temple. 17 The rest of mankind will seek the LORD God Yahweh, even all Gentiles who bear MY NAME, says the LORD God Yahweh, WHO does these things’ 18known from long ago. Joel 2:1 says blow the Temple in Mount Zion and announce the coming days of the LORD Yahweh. And Yeshua Rebuilds Mount Zion is significant spiritually as He predicted fall of Temple in His days destroyed, no stone was left standing of that particular Temple. Jesus is Absolutely correct because specific Temple of His day was destroyed.

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Tabernacles constructed by Moses, Bezalel and Oholiab in the wilderness Isaiah 33:20 were brought to Mount Zion as a centre of worship of YAHWEH before the days of Jesus, King David and Solomon’s Temples among the many other previously destroyed Temples. Isaiah 33:20. Look upon Zion, the City of our solemn gatherings; thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a peaceful habitation, a tent that shall not be removed, the stakes whereof shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of the cords be broken. Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the end of days, that mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established at top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 Many peoples shall go and say: ‘Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob and He will teach us His ways and walk in His paths.’ Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

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Jeremiah 50:4 In those days and in that time says the LORD, the children of Israel shall come with their children and Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek the Lord their God. 5 They shall inquire concerning Zion with joy on their faces saying ‘Come and join yourselves to the LORD in everlasting Covenant that shall not be forgotten.’ 6 My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting-place. The real Chabod Shekinah Glory of the LORD Yahweh will reappear again on Mount Zion because God Chooses to do so. Isaiah 4:5 And the Lord will create over the whole habitation of mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and shining of flaming fire by night for all the Glory shall be canopy. 6 There shall be a pavilion for a shadow in the day-time from the heat, and for a refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain.

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Another significant event in history of Israel is conquest of Jericho led by Joshua. The walls of Jericho falling down, recorded in Joshua 6:1-27 by God’s miracle power. Destruction of Jericho regains their inheritance on return from captivity in Egypt. The people of Israel crossed the Jordan River into the land of Canaan in Joshua 3:14 -17 back to their land of milk and honey God promised Abraham over 500 years in Deuteronomy 6:3, 32:49. After forty years in wilderness desert of Sinai the people of Israel arrived on eastern banks of the Jordan. To take land of Canaan back they started from the city of Jericho in Joshua 6:1 from the walled city. Excavations reveal fortifications featured a stone wall 11 feet high and 14 feet wide with smooth stone slope, angling upward at 35 degrees for 35 feet, joined to massive stone high walls. It was virtually impregnable so ancient warfare used assault or surrounded city and people starved into submission. Invaders weakened the stone walls with fire, tunneling, heap up mountain of earth to serve as a ramp methods of assault took weeks or months, and the attacking force usually suffered heavy losses. Strategy used to conquer city of Jericho was unique as laid out by God for people to march silently around Jericho six days on seventh day march seven day with a loud shout. When people shouted, the walls collapsed and Israel won the victory. God restored the city of Jericho to them im Joshua 6:2, 16. Ancient_Jerusalem_Map-01People of God by faith, followed the commands of God so walls of Jericho fell down in Joshua 6:20. In Isaiah 4:5, Chabod or Glory of the LORD, Cloud or pillars of smoke and fire in wilderness shows Presence of God to reassure the children of Israel on their way to Canaan Land out of Egypt. The issue of location is now a major issue and conflict. Yet like any other old cities rebuilt or renamed over the centuries, there is bound to be mix ups of vital details and information lost in translation. Isaiah 34:8 For the Lord hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the controversy of Zion. So Isaiah 66:1 says, Thus saith the Lord: the heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool; where is the house that ye may build unto Me? And where is the place that may be My resting-place? Zechariah 8:2 ‘Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great fury. 3 Thus saith the LORD: I return to Zion, and will Dwell in the midst of Jerusalem and Jerusalem shall be called City of Truth Holy mountain of LORD of hostsmountzionmap

Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and with a strange tongue shall it be spoken to this people; 12 To whom it was said: ‘This is the rest, give ye rest to the weary; and this is the refreshing’; yet they would not hear. Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the Lord: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the ancient paths, which is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, we will not walk in it. Isaiah 27:12 In that day the LORD will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, O Israelites, will be gathered up one by one. 13 That day a Great Trumpet will Sound and those perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship LORD on Holy mountain in Jerusalem.

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God Chose Zion HIS desired Habitation in Scripture states many times Zion is correct Temple location. The following passages make clear mention of this and many more verses apart from these cited here can be examined to maintain the same point. The first Psalm of King David as follows says: Psalm 132:1, LORD, remember David and all his sufferings. 2 He swore an oath to the LORD, he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: 3 “I will not enter my house or go to my bed, 4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, 5 till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” 6 We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar. 7 Let us go to HIS Dwelling place, let us worship at HIS footstool saying, 8 Arise, LORD and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might clothe your priests your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.'” 10 For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one. The whole City of Jerusalem is called tha City of David not just his palace, courtyards and garden grounds or altar built in a Tent for Yahweh. During conquest of Jebusite stronghold Zion now called Jerusalem, Joab the Chief Captain expanded City of David upwards to Millo near rest of the city. And Chief Captain built and repaired  ruins damaged by conquerors who took people into exiles. Solomon built his Temple, palaces, gardens on expanded to the Temple Mount area in the City of David.

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11 The LORD Swore Oath to David, a sure Oath HE will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne. 12 If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever.” 13 For the LORD has CHOSEN Zion, HE has desired it for his dwelling, saying, 14 This is My Resting place forever and ever; here I will Sit Enthroned for I desire it.15 I will bless her with abundant provisions her poor I will satisfy with food.16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her faithful people will ever sing for joy. 17 Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one. 18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown. Isaiah 24:23, The moon shall be confounded and sun ashamed for the LORD of hosts will Reign in Mount Zion and Jerusalem, before HIS elders shall be Glory. Psalm 48:2, Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised in the City of our God, His Holy mountain, 3 Fair in situation, the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion the uttermost parts of the north, the City of the Great KING. God in HIS palaces made Himself known as a stronghold. Psalm 87:1 A Psalm of the sons of Korah sang: His foundation is in Holy mountain.2 The LORD loves gates of Zion more than all dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are spoken of City of God. zion_fleming

Obadiah 1:17, In Mount Zion there shall be those that escape, and it shall be Holy; and the house of Jacob Israel shall possess their possessions. Joel 3:5, And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as the LORD said among remnant whom the Lord shall call. Joel 4:16 And the Lord shall roar from Zion,and utter His voice from Jerusalem and the heavens and earth shall shake; but the Lord will be a refuge unto His people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel. 17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God, Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain; then shall Jerusalem be Holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall flow with waters; and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim. 19Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Judah shall be inhabited for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21And I will hold innocent their blood that I have not held as innocent, the LORD Dwells in Zion.

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Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and the ordinances, which ye shall observe to do in the land which the Lord, the God of thy fathers, hath given thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. 2 Ye shall surely destroy all the places, wherein the nations that ye are to dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every leafy tree. 3 And ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods; and ye shall destroy their name out of that place. 4 Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God. 5 But unto the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even unto His habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come; 6 and thither ye shall bring your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the offering of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock; 7there shall eat before the LORD your God and you shall rejoice in all you put your hand to and your household the LORD your God has blessed you.

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Psalm 87:2-3 says, The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the other dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are said of the City of God.”  Zion is synonymous with city of God, and it is a place that God loves. Zion is Jerusalem. Mount Zion is the high hill on which David built a citadel. It is on the southeast side of the city. The word Zion occurs over 150 times in the Bible. It essentially means “fortification” and has the idea of being “raised up” as a “monument.” Zion is described both as the city of David and the city of God. As the Bible progresses, the word Zion expands in in spiritual meaning so Zion and Jerusalem refer to the same City, indicating physical and spiritual location of the HOLY City. The word Zion means ‘marked’ as ‘distinctive’ with inner qualities distinguishing Jews as Chosen ‘people who dwell in covenant with God’s unique spiritual traits, terms and conditions.

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The first mention of Zion in the Bible is in 2 Samuel 5:7, “David captured the fortress of Zion to build the City of David.” Zion originally ancient Jebusite fortress in the City of Jerusalem. After David’s conquest of the fortress, Jerusalem became a possession of Israel. The royal palace was built there and Zion Jerusalem became the seat of power in Israel’s kingdom. When Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem, meaning of Zion City expanded further to include the temple area in Psalm 2:6, 48:2, 11:12, 232:13. In the prophecy of Jeremiah 31:6, “Come, let us go up to Zion, to the LORD our God.” In  Isaiah 40:9, Old Testament Zion name for the City of Jerusalem includes the land of Judah according to Jeremiah 31:12. The nation of Israel as a whole is called Zion in Zechariah 9:13. The word Zion in theology in a spiritual sense in Scripture means figuratively to Israel as the people of God in Isaiah 60:14. In New Testament, Zion is God’s spiritual KINGDOM for believers to come “to Mount Zion and to the City of the living God in the heavenly Jerusalem as stated in Hebrews 12:12. Peter, said quoting Isaiah 28:16, Christ is Cornerstone of Zion: “See, I lay a Stone in Zion chosen precious Cornerstone and one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame in 1 Peter 2:6.

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Mount Zion as a geographical area currently is a center of dispute. The Bible is clear, one day, Zion will be the Sole Possession of the Lord Jesus and Zion the nation and City will be restored. “Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion, Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments O Jerusalem, the HOLY City for the spiritually uncircumcised unclean will no longer come into you says Isaiah 52:1. The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you and all who despise you will bow down at your feet and call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel according to Isaiah 60:14. Isaiah 34:8 For the Lord hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the controversy of ZionDavid’s declaration in 1 Chronicles 22:1, says David in the Psalms state Zion is for God as the reserved place where the LORD God would dwell. The temple was located at Zion from time David brought the Ark into Jerusalem until they took it to temple on Mount Moriah. The Temple belonged at Zion but due to wars fought by David Ark was often hidden in secret locations in Scripture as Mount Zion the highest point of elevation than Mount Moriah.

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In 2 Samuel 6:16 And it was so, as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. 17 They brought in ark of the Lord and set it in its place, in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before the Lord. Nahmanides in Jerusalem In the year 1322 Estori Farhi was in Jerusalem; and his “Kaftor wa-Ferah” (ch. vi.) gives archeological description of city (Eng. transl. in “Itinerary” of Benjamin of Tudela, ii. 393; German, in Zunz, “G. S.” ii. 268). According to Farhi, Jerusalem was three parasangs long. He mentions the entrance to the Cave of Hezekiah (B. K.16b), within the walls of Jerusalem to the north; the tent erected by David for Ark, in a place called “David’s Temple,” south of Mt. Moriah (comp. “Yihus ha-Abot,” p. 25); northwest of this was a place where a synagogue and the Jewish quarter (see David b. Zimrah, Responsa, No. 633). The city of Jerusalem is, according to him, higher than Mt. Moriah and higher than the synagogue.

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In 2 Samuel 5:4-9 King David takes stronghold of mount Zion where he was mocked that the blind and lame shall not come in there. The spiritually blind and lame cannot come into the HOUSE of God metamorphoricaly speaking. All must know God for themselves and His Words in Scripture. 1 Chronicles 11:4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem the same is Jebus and Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were there. 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David: ‘Thou shalt not come in hither.’ Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David. 6 And David said: ‘Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain.’ And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was made chief. 7 David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David. 8And he built the city round about, from Millo even round about; and Joab repaired the rest of the city. Isaiah 33:5 the Lord is exalted, for He dwelleth on high; He hath filled Zion with justice and righteousness. The House of God will stand at the HOLY site that is most suited for prayer as it is written: “God’s Eyes are opened towards HIS HOUSE night and day, towards the place HIS NAME IS, to HEAR the prayer Your servant will pray toward this place. And You shall hear the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel that they will pray toward this place.” Isaiah 33:20 Look upon Zion, the City of our solemn gatherings your eyes shall see Jerusalem a Peaceful Habitation, a tent shall not be removed, the stakes shall never be plucked up, neither shall the cords be broken ever again.

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This information locates Zion to conclude though previous temples located at Zion were destroyed, 2 Samuel 5:8 refers to a landmark water shaft. “Water shaft” is rendered “quarry tunnel stretching beside Temple for washing and purification required” in the 1917 Jewish Publication Society Tanakh. Scripture notes other landmarks located with certainty today to establishes the western boundary of the City of David in ancient times is the water channel built by King Hezekiah. And in 2 Chronicles 32:30, Hezekiah stopped the upper spring waters of Gihon and brought them straight down on the western side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works. Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of messenger of good tidings, that announce PEACE, the harbinger of good tidings, announces salvation; saying to Zion: ‘Your God Reigns!’ 8 The watchmen lift up their voice, together to sing; for they shall see, eye to eye, the Lord returning to Zion. 9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem. 10 the LORD has made bare His HOLY ARM in the eyes of all the nations and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

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The Millo in this ancient map in Hebrew: המלוא was a place in Jerusalem first mentioned in 2 Samuel 5:9 and in Chronicles and Kings. It is part of the expansion of the City of David built by the Jebusites before conquest by David with Joab and Israelites. Joab specifically expanded David’s City into Millo nearby Solomon’s Temple. Millo was rebuilt and repaired by Solomon. There is archaeological and historical site of Millo from ancient Israel  and ruins of Millo as Stepped Stone Structure uncovered by  Kathleen Kenyon and Eilat Mazar connected Millo to the recently discovered large stone structure. Excavation by Eilat Mazar directly above the Stepped Stone Structure shows this structure connects and supports the large Stone Structure. Mazar presents evidence that the Large Stone Structure was an Israelite royal palace in continuous use from tenth century as part of a single, massive royal palace. This biblical reference to Millo as the House of Millo in II Kings 12:21 and II Chronicles 24:25 was the place where King Joash lived until 799 BC. Millo is derived from “fill” in Hebrew milui). The stepped stone support structure is built of fills. In Samuel, Millo is mentioned as the boundary of King David’s construction while building up the City of David after capture of Jerusalem from Jebusites. Millo is translated literally as Landfill or supporting terraces.

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Hezekiah’s repair of the Millo is mentioned in repairs to military fortifications, and several scholars agree connection to military tower citadel or significant part of a wall. It was embankment flattened slope between Ophel and the Temple Mount. Isaiah 46:13 God brings near HIS righteousness not far off and HIS salvation shall not delay and WILL place salvation in Zion for Israel HIS Glory. Amos 9:11 In that day GOD WILL I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old. 12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom and all nations, upon whom My NAME is called, says the Lord WHO does this. 2 Chronicles 5:2 Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers’ houses of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the Covenant of the Lord out of the City of David in Zion2 Samuel 6:16, As ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord and despised him in her heart. 17 And they brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place, in the midst of the tent David pitched for it and David offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before the Lord. Acts 15:16 After these things I will return, and will rebuild the tabernacle of David which is fallen, and will rebuild its ruins, and will set it up, 17 so that the residue of men may seek out the Lord, and all the nations on whom my name is invoked, saith [the] Lord, who does these things 18 known from eternity.

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Mount Zion name of the Jebusite fortified city on the lower part of ancient Jerusalem’s Eastern Hill, known as City of David where he built his palace but Zion extends outwards to include: According to the 2 Samuel Mount Zion the site of the Jebusite fortress called the “stronghold of Zion” that was conquered by King David then renamed and partially rebuilt by him as the “City of David”, where he erected his palace, courtyards. Upper Eastern Hill Temple Mount was First Temples and Tabernacles precede Solomon’s Temple erected at the top of the Eastern Hill on “Mount Zion.” After the conquest of the Jebusite city, its build-up area expanded northward towards uppermost part of the Eastern Hill. The highest point became site of Solomon’s Temple. The identification of pre-Israelite Jebusite and Israelite towns on the Eastern Hill is based on existence of only one perennial water source in the area, the Gihon Spring and archaeological excavations revealing sections of the Bronze Age and Iron Age city walls and water systems. The “Mount Zion” mentioned in Isaiah 60:13- 14 and in Book of Psalms and First Book of Maccabees (c. 2nd century BCE) to refers to top of the hill Temple Mount.

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Natural topography of the old city of Jerusalem and its surroundings. The last shift of the name Mount Zion was to the Western Hill, which is more dominant than the Eastern Hill and seemed to first-century CE Jerusalemites the worthier location for the by-then lost palace of King David. The Western Hill is what today is called Mount Zion. In the second half of the First Temple period, the City expanded westward and its defensive walls were extended to include the entire Western Hill behind them. Transitions have taken place over the years changing boundaries and relocating places of worship when required or forced upon the people because they were banned from the use of a previous Temple or synagogue or church. Nebuchadnezzar 2 destroyed the city almost completely around 586 BCE, erasing the continuity of living historical memory. A long period of rebuilding followed, ending with Jerusalem’s second total destruction at the hands of the Romans in 70 CE. And Josephus, a first-century CE historian who knew the city as it was before destruction identified Mount Zion as the Western Hill near the lower, Eastern Hill by Tyropoeon Valley. Josephus used in place of the name “Mount Zion” in his writings, the “Citadel” of King David as being situated on higher and longer hill pointing to the Western Hill as what the Bible calls Mount Zion.
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Modern Political demarcations of Israel clearly show varying contrasts in maps before the time of Jesus and afterwards. Some of the featured sites on today’s maps were non existent in ancient maps of Israel. Whenever there is conquest and wars, the powerful winner takes it all so erases the significant landmarks that remind them of their predecessor’s presence or influence over the people. Every effort is made and no expenses spared to attempt to wipe out all traces of the previous leaders and contributions to the society. Even central places of YAHWEH’S WORSHIP are not spared by the Romans installing their God Zeus in God’s Holy Temple. And Maccabeans fought relentlessly to restore the Temple again and sanctified Holy of Holies to worship God. In the same way, versions of living history often presented from the perspective of victors who vilify victims as the evil perpetrators responsible for all ill. So attempts are made to conceal or eradicate all traces of archeological evidence in favour of victims to deny justice in favour of their cause against oppressive rulers. Heavy bulldozing takes place to demolish land marks and destroy precious artefacts to deny previous existence of victims hounding conscience of oppressors. Even perfectly, useful and sound structures that can last for hundreds of years are demolished to humiliate and punish the victims. In the process treasure and antiquities of sacred value are plundered and sold off to scatter original owners.
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This strategy empowers perpetrators as Nebuchadnezzar who took God’s golden treasures to Babylon used in his palace courts to entertain his governors and officials. Some Holy Sites were turned into dumpsters and toilets for centuries so like searching for a needle in a haystack is an attempt to put together treasures or items to reconstruct exact original structures and contents damaged or destroyed in history. Accurate historical records in the Bible detail the exact descriptions of various Temples and contents designs as architecturally specified by God to Moses or David among others. As a result, many generations of descendants and opposing factions get sucked into perpetual conflict based on their versions of history. Often each side has supporting documents relating to their own perspective with discrepancies over the overall party entitled to sole ownership. Almighty God’s Holy of Holies is not spared by megalomaniac anti-Christs usurping Rightful place of God. By imposing themselves as desolation sacrilege defiling God’s Sanctuary and demanding worship in Dwelling place of YAHWEH in Mount Zion. Since each side is convinced they are absolutely right in their own way so will not compromise, the onus is on God to resolve this matter once and for all. It is for this reason that YAHWEH Chose Mount Zion as HIS PERSONAL PRIVATE LAND AND PROPERTY LOCATION to take it from all those fighting over this tiny space in the whole world. Whenever God is ready to move in for Aliyah HE WILL sooner than later. But like a dying horse kicking hard, anti-Christs put up a fight against Almighty God until HE wipes them all out in Armageddon battle to take back HIS Possession.

HOLY KISS GREETING & HUGS

article-2071835-0F1BBF8E00000578-716_634x422In Romans 16:16 in Bible, Paul wrote in New Testament commanding believers to make contact or touch others with a warm smile, hand-clasp and a friendly hug. Paul encouraged the congregation and church members to give each other a hug, a touch as a sign of unity to greet each other with a holy kiss and hugs. And speak through the Psalms as people quote Shakespeare to share favourite lines in literature. The Pentecostals often greet each other with kisses and hugs. Visitors are welcomed this way so if the new members are not used to such a way of greeting they can feel innaudated and intimidated by the zealous members embracing or kissing them if not used to an intimate way of expressing agape love. Recently, in the church a female pastor rushed towards a new male visitor and proceeded to try to hug him as she does for many years. But the new member raised both his hands to indicate, ‘do not touch me or come too close.’ It surprised everyone as it had never happened before. Maybe others out of politeness and courtesy tolerate it or probably just go along with kisses or hugs, but no one ever rejected it before. It is perfectly understable if some people feel uncomfortable and say no, it does not mean rejection of the one expressing such Biblical principles. On other occasions, for security reasons, important leaders are not allowed to be touched or hugged under any circumstances. Of course that scenario can happen in church gatherings so if not sure, ask if it is alright to do so. 22CULTURALSTUDIES1-jumbo.jpgIn some places female to female hugs and kisses are preferred or handshakes encouraged. But the woman must first extend her hand to a man because the man is not allowed to shake a married women’s hands in some cultures. On the other hand there are countries that see kiss or hugs as prerogative of diplomacy so must be done. In some churches women are only allowed to kiss and hug other women as men kiss and hug the men. In an age of legal homosexuality, lesbian partnerships or marriages the churches in favour has no problems or prefer handshakes. However is common in the workplace to encourage hugging for bonding and a sense of belonging. But how about those people in the offices who do not like to be kissed or bugged publicly at least at awkward moments. You are greeting someone or saying goodbye. Should you give that person a hug? Especially if it’s someone you don’t know well? You do not want to seem intrusive if you hug too soon, but you don’t want to appear overly stiff or too formal so you offer a handshake when a hug is expected. So what should you do? There a few good rules about hugging in our society.article-2148121-133B0FA3000005DC-582_468x309On one hand, Americans are famously informal and forthright. On the other hand, our nation has puritan roots so we are known for needing more personal space than other cultures. How do you strike a balance? Here are some guidelines to start from, many of which come from etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore, author of Poised for Success.

1. Mind body language.

With hugs, as with kisses, another person’s body language will tell you whether he or she is willing to accept a hug or not. Before you go in for that squeeze, pay attention to what the person’s position, movement, and facial expression is telling you. Are the feet pointed toward you or away? Is the person leaning in, or distancing him or herself? What does your gut feeling tell you this person wants? When people offend others with a hug, it’s most often because they just barge right in and don’t stop to get a read on what other person wants. Don’t make that mistake. Children are now being taught to meet and greet properly to learn etiquette. t1larg (1).jpg

2. Ask Permission First.

If you want to hug someone, you think it welcomes you if not sure just ask. “May I give you a hug question indicates both affection, respect so likely appreciated. The only down side to this if people feel embarrassed or uncomfortable saying no. So if getting a negative or uncertain vibe do not even asking the question.

3. The Balance of Power.

A boss hugging an employee is a very different matter from two business associates hugging at the conclusion of a meeting. Be extra reserved about hugging if it can in any way seem like you’re using your power to disrespect another person’s boundaries. This is one reason Joe Biden recently drew so many criticisms for his putting his hands on  a cabinet member’s wife during swearing in ceremony. Body language experts can decode controlling power of ownership displaying dominance and narcissism of selfish hugs or hand holdings in public.

4. Consider the occasion.

If you haven’t seen a colleague in a long time, or you’ve just gone through a powerful training or other experience together, or you’re at acelebration, then hugging might well be appropriate. The same may apply if the person in question has just had a piece of very good, or very bad news, or is struggling to deal with a difficult situation. On the other hand, if you routinely see this person and nothing special is going on, then a hug probably isn’t warranted.LXNGDEDJXOCNTOWYIIGFSDIU

5. Avoid mixing hug & non hugs.

You’re greeting a group of people, some of whom you know well and others whom you know only slightly or have just met. Do you hug some but not others? No, Whitmore advises. Shake hands with everyone to be consistent avoid making some feel uncomfortable or left out.

6. Keep it short.

A hug can go from natural to awkward if you keep it going for too long, make your hugs brief. Whitmore recommends duration of no more than three seconds.

7. Don’t hug if contagious

The last thing you want to do is give your colleague a cold, or catch one from him or her. So if you’re uncertain about your own health, or the other person seems to be fighting an infection, stick to a handshake at most, although not touching at all is probably safest. You can always say that you’re avoiding touch out of concern that you might spread something you’ve been exposed to if you are really afraid of catching something from other person.kissing-in-costa-rica-2

8. Don’t hug if not clean.

Let’s say you’re meeting on a very hot day, and you’ve gotten sweaty on your walk over from the parking lot. Or you’ve had a workout and returned to work but didn’t have time to shower. Or you’ve been out at a site visit and gotten grimy. In those circumstances, avoid hugging. The last thing you want to do is gross someone out.

9. Whether to hug or not

If you’re not sure whether a hug would be welcome or don’t think it is a good idea then ask or don’t hug. You may not offend someone with a handshake and its women who extend their hands first to shake their hands. So a man must be careful not to shake a married woman’s hand unless known to them. If you have cold or flu that can infect other people it is better not to shake anybody’s hands if necessary self isolate to stop spreading germs. A contagious disease unstopped quickly spreads as a pandemic without symptoms in some cases. Take care look after yourself and protect others from  catching infection. Wash your hands with soap and water, use hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands. Don’t touch your face

10. Check if it’s OK to hug or kiss

In spite of these caveats believers in the power of human contact feel like a hug is warranted and none of the obstacles above apply go for it. A business contact met face-to-face for the first time after working together after years met, well  known seemed to feel the same at first meeting greeted with a hug. Surprised but happily a brief meeting talked more about lives than about business. So left with a human relationship after emails and voice phones. An agape healthy hug is a great way to start if safe, acceptable in cultural context of a society. Respect social norms of the community to not cross boundaries of protocol to cause offence for selfish negative attention. In some countries public hugging, kissing or public display of affection is banned even as married couple or lovers it is an offence. Since no warning signs best to avoid hugs, kisses, intercourse in open spaces in public on duty seen by others.