Friday, June 29, 2007

There Shall Be One Fold - And One Shepherd

A Nation divided against itself cannot stand, compare with Matthew 12:25.

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all", see 1 John 1:5.

"God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him", see Acts 10:38.

So God manifested Himself in the person of Christ, see Hebrews 1:3, and changed the Old Testament Laws, in establishing the New Testament, and by this we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all, see Hebrews 10:1 - 10.

However, it is important to note that in some specific cases even human suffering can atone for sin, and even for the sin of others, see for example 4 Maccabees 6:29. This is one of the reasons why the genocide of the Jews took place during WWII, and compare with Matthew 27:25.

Anyone who dies has been freed from sin, see Romans 6:7. Modern Israel, as a Nation, is therefore no longer under sin, since it paid for its rejection of Christ during the Holocaust, as the Divine judgment had to begin with the House of God, see 1 Peter 4:17.

Here we also find the reason why the Two Witnesses must die for the sins of the Church, and for the sins of the Nation of Israel, see Revelation 11:7 - 11.

Christ portrayed His own mission as a liberation movement against the powers of evil. Jesus thus asked the people in Mark 3:4: "Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?".

Jesus continued, and proclaimed that He is the Lord God of King David, see Mark 12:35 - 37, and that He is greater than King Solomon ever was, see Luke 11:31, and listen to Kate Ryan in "Je T'adore",
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1gN2kIRKdA.

Jesus furthermore suggested that in His own life and ministry, the Kingdom of God had arrived. Christ said: "if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you", see Luke 11:20.

Likewise, Jesus symbolically presented Himself as the long-awaited everlasting King of Israel, after Zechariah 9:9, in His humble entry into Jerusalem on a colt, see Mark 11:1 - 10, and listen to Ophélie Winter in "Dieu M'a Donné La Foi", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjNBdjJOiks.

In reply to a question from John the Baptist, see Luke 7:18 - 23, Christ alluded to Isaiah 35:5 - 6 and 61:1 - 3, to suggest that He indeed is God's Messiah.

Similarly, Jesus responded to the claims to be "Christ, the Son of the Blessed" to the High Priest with the words "I Am", see Mark 14:61 - 64. According to Mark 14:64, Jesus thus exalting Himself, elicits the charge that He is guilty of blasphemy.

In the parable of the vineyard, see Mark 12:1 - 12, Jesus also suggests that He is God's beloved Son - compare with Proverbs 30:4 - Who is heir to the things of God, but would be rejected by humans.

Jesus predicted that He would be put to death by humans, but then be resurrected, see for example Mark 8:31, 9:31, and 10:33 - 34. The resurrection from death is God's vindication of Jesus as the obedient Son, see Philippians 2:8 - 11. As the risen Lord, Jesus functions as the one uniquely qualified to send the Spirit of God to empower people to live, see Mark 1:8 and Acts 2:32 - 33.

The obedient death of Jesus is no less important than His resurrrection. By Jesus death, God inaugurated the New Testament for God's people, see Mark 14:24. And by the precious blood of Christ we are redeemed, see 1 Peter 1:18 - 19. By the death of Jesus on the cross we are cleansed from all sin, see 1 John 1:7.

Jesus Himself declared that His death was the means of God's New Testament of redemption. The New Testament is God’s loving plan to save us humans from all our destructive ways via reconciliation with God as an unearned gift, see Romans 6:23.

We understand that Jesus either was patently insane, see Mark 3:21, or, Satanic, see Mark 3:22, or, that He is "The mighty God, The everlasting Father", see Isaiah 9:6 and John 14:9.

It is easy to conclude that Jesus not was a madman. Considering the compassionate life and teaching of Jesus, we know that He not was Satanic. The only option left, thus recommends itself seriously for our endorsement. Therefore we must accept Jesus’s claim about His unique authority, and compare with Matthew 28:18.

We have already noted the early migration to the British Isles under Joshua about 1430 B.C., who is known in Welsh history as "Hesus the Mighty", and compare with Hebrews 4:8. The Hebrew name Joshua is Jesus in Greek. In Welsh it was pronounced Hesus.

The House of Judah - the Jews - remained in Palestine until the Babylonian invasion, which commenced in 604 B.C. The tribe of Judah was then deported to Mesopotamia. Seventy years later the Jews returned to Palestine. In history they now become commonly known as "Israel" because they were the only descendants of Jacob - or Israel - now living in Palestine. The other tribes of the House of Israel became lost in the land of their exile.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us", see Romans 5:8.

We remember how Jesus said: "How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house", see Mark 3:23 - 27.

By dividing and diminishing modern Israel, the non-Jewish tribes of Israel - the modern Nations of Europe and North America - will be the object of scorn and derision to the Nations around them, if they let this happen.

But Jesus offers us freedom from the idols that rob us of freedom. The spiritual unity of all Israel is extremely important, see Romans 11:26, "and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd", see John 10:16.

But now we know that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God", see 1 Corinthians 15:50. Therefore Hebrews 9:27 says that "it is appointed unto men once to die". John 6:44 applies to this Church age, and states that no person can come to Christ except the Father draws him, and that Christ will raise him up the last day.

Jesus is also the foundation of the Temple rebuilding, and the freeing of both Israel and the peoples of the world, by binding Satan first. Why? Because Satan actually holds the Nations captive with the strong hand of death.

In the Old Testament Isaiah prophesied about a time when the Nations would come into the Kingdom of God, see for example Isaiah 49:22, when Christ had freed them from captivity. When Jesus came the first time this was fulfilled. All power is now given to Christ to evangelize the world, see Mark 16:15.

The Kingdom of God has come to Israel in Christ, see Luke 10:9. All God is waiting for is for us to take possession of it. Jesus came to take spoil from Satan’s kingdom, and told us that to do this we must first bind the strong man, see Mark 3:27. But what is the spoil? They are Satan’s possessions.

Why does the Church exist? This question can be understood with other questions like: Who is the Strong man? What is his house? Who is it that comes to bind him? What are the possessions in the strong man’s house - the adversarial kingdom - that are the spoil taken by our Lord? What must be done before this can happen?

We are on the very doorstep of the falling away, the Great Apostasy, see 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and 11. If that is so, then the time is very short, see Mark 1:15, and listen to Steps in "One For Sorrow",
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBdUKnHF6s4&mode=related&search=.

A new day is coming, see Luke 21:28, and Satan will be bound, see Revelation 20:2. The Holy Temple will be built from the spoils taken from Satan’s house, and the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ will continue to go forth throughout the Nations and into the whole Universe, see Matthew 28:20. Satan will not be able to deceive anyone any longer, and the peoples will be saved.

"Nunc iudicium est mundi, nunc princeps huius mundi eicietur foras", John 12:31.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Levites And The Stone Of Scone

The Levites will prepare the way for the Mightiest Kingdom this world has ever seen, see Luke 1:33.

In the Old Testament, in Jeremiah 33:21, it is prophesied that the priests and ministers of the Lord would be the Levites. This is also confirmed by Jesus, see Luke 24:44.

Jeremiah 33:22 further suggests that the ministers of Christ - the Levites - will be numbered like the sand of the seashore.

Of course Moses was not happy with the Levites seeking the priesthood, see Numbers 16:10. And during the time of Ezra the priesthood was bought with money. But among the people and the priests were found "none of the sons of Levi", see Ezra 8:15. The whole tribe of Levi - the Celts - were elsewhere. We find them for example in Greece, under the name of "Spartans", see 1 Maccabees 12:21, and compare also with Romans 10:12.

In the New Testament we find some of the Levites - the Celts - under the name of Galatians, and see the old English version of Galatians 3:1, which mentions Druids: "O, foolish Galatians, who hath druided you".

The Germans often claim to be Aryans, and this is somewhat correct, because Aryan is derived from the name of Aaron, and the true Aaronites - the Levites - were known as the Aryans.

The Celts, who lived in Gaul, made a dash for Spain shortly before 500 B.C., and wrestled the peninsula from the hands of the Phoenicians.

In the New Testament Paul was then sent to the Celts in Spain, see Romans 15:24, to advise the House of Israel of recent events in the Holy Land, and to ensure they knew that Jesus is the Almighty Lord God - the Messiah, "the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David", see Revelation 5:5 - which they also recognize to this day, and listen to "The Lion King", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrWQOHYW_XY&mode=related&search=.

The brave Levites have always through history been self-sacrificing. They also always stood their ground even in the face of overwhelming odds and refused to retreat in battle. Their foes always knew they had a fight on their hands.

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?", see Romans 8:31.

The Britons were the Celts, who occupied Britain before the Saxons arrived. The kinsmen of the Celts – the other Tribes of Israel – arrived in droves, predominantly the Saxons and the Normans.

With the establishment of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, the British-Celtic Kingdoms were driven into the wilderness. They found refuge in the Cambrian Mountains in Wales and the Highlands of Scotland. Ever ready to take a last stand in battle, they were better left alone, and the Romans saw the value in doing just that. Hadrian hoped his wall would solve the problem of an attack from the north, and the Cambrian Mountains were considered a good place to stay away from.

In mainland Europe, the Tribe of Reuben - the French/Franks - became the cultural center and was later called France.

As the Celtic nation, Levi had many enemies, but all nations were destroyed who came against them – until the dawning of the fifth millennial day when the Saxons began to fill the vacuum left by the departure of the Romans. At the beginning of the sixth day in 1066 A.D. the Norman invasion of Britain brought a new strength and direction to all the Saxons. The sixth day was to be Ephraim’s day. Levi had brought strength and power in the fourth day, that is, in the midst of the week. Ephraim was to come to full power in the sixth day and fall at the beginning of the seventh day – the Millennial Sabbath! The Churches of God have often believed that Ephraim would precede the coming of the Mighty Lord and Christ – the King of Kings, but they are totally wrong! This task has been appointed to the Levites.

The Throne of David is connected to the British throne, which has an unbroken line of ascension. So is for example Prince Charles the 145th direct descendant of King David.

The famous "Stone of Scone", see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_of_Scone - Jacob's Pillar Stone - formerly enshrined in the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey, serves as a physical link and deed proving King David's inheritance among British Israel.

By a prophet was this Temple Stone removed from Jerusalem, and by a prophet - see http://www.two-olive-trees.org/ - shall it be returned to await Him whose right it is. Here it should be noted that Elijah is American citizen, but that his mother was English and that his father was a German Jew, see Luke 1:17, and listen to "Reincarnatus": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVnpfQxt-ig.

Presently the Stone is in transit in Scotland. Some say the British thereby have dismantled their monarchy and undermined their national security, and they mean that God earlier protected the Sceptered Isle out of respect for Jacob's Stone and David's Throne, compare with 1 Kings 11:36.

Anyway, everything revolves around this Temple Stone, because Christ is going to rule from Jerusalem, see Matthew 5:35. It will therefore be properly returned to Israel, since the Stone's restoration to Judah is part of the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem, and paves the way for Christ's Second Coming, see Amos 9:11, and Revelation 11:1.

All will be centered around "The Throne with the Stone" - compare with Ezekiel 37:22 and 2 Thessalonians 2:4 - which will unite Joseph, the Anglo-Saxons, and Judah, the Jews, and all the Twelve Tribes of Israel, thus reminding us of our biblical roots and heavenly promises.

And the Lord God Jesus will Himself guard His own house, see Zechariah 9:8, and compare with the prophecy concerning Jesus Christ in Zechariah 9:9.

Israel's political and religious leaders have for a long time rejected the Cornerstone for the Third Temple, compare with Psalm 118:22, but "this is the Lord's doing", see Psalm 118:23.

In modern history, we have seen the terrible results of the French and Russian revolutions. In 1 Peter 2:17 we learn that we ought to "Honour the king", and of course without forgetting the words of Peter to "obey God rather than men", see Acts 5:29, and compare with Revelation 12:5.

According to the historian Strabo's account, Alexander the Great made peace with the mighty Celtic kingdom of the Levites before hellenizing and democratizing the East. The Levites showed their deep respect for Alexander and said that they valued the friendship of such a man as he was above everything. The Levites will also not be without their rightly reward and recompense for this.

With the Divine power and might Christ will give the Levites, the perfect New Testament Law of Liberty, see James 1:25, will prevail universally, and it will be "A Whole New World", and listen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71T1MrGlib0&mode=related&search=.

"Ait autem illis: 'Ideo omnis scriba doctus in regno caelorum similis est homini patri familias, qui profert de thesauro suo nova et vetera' ", Matthew 13:52.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Jacob's Trouble And The Apostles Of Christ

"While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them", see John 12:36.

Moses was a man with only half a message. He declared the crucified Christ, but not the risen Lord. And a man with only half a message does only half a job. He got the Israelites out of Egypt, but he did not get them into the Promised Land.

But Jesus gave the true message to the Nation of Israel, see Matthew 10:6, and to the Church of God, see John 10:16 and Revelation 5:9 - that "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved", see Romans 10:13.

Now, Jesus did with Peter exactly what God had done with David in the Old Testament.

In Ezekiel 34:15 God says, "I will feed my flock", but a few verses later, God says, "I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd", see Ezekiel 34:23.

In John 10:11, Jesus says, "I am the good shepherd", but in John 21:15 - 17, Jesus says to Peter 3 times, "feed my lambs" and "feed my sheep", so now, he who is loyal and faithful to the confession of Peter, belongs to the Church of Christ, and to the people of God, and listen to E-Type in "True Believer", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GwV09zQOgI.

It was necessary for God to first identify Israel today - the so-called "Lost Tribes" - in order for the Church to deliver His message to them, before the time called "Jacob's trouble", see Jeremiah 30:7.

We are to warn the sinful Israelite nations that the Holocaust was only a preview of what is to come.

Christ referred to World War III as the Great Tribulation, see Matthew 24:21. The events that will occur just prior to His Second Coming will be explained to the world by the Two Witnesses, see Revelation 11:3 - 14. Although we cannot know the exact time or date, we know that it is very near, see Matthew 24:33, and listen to Chimène Badi in "Le jour d'après", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73T9CUGydf0.

Not all twelve tribes of Israel are Jewish. The 12 Tribes of Israel became the nation of Israel that later split in two: Joseph was the leader of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and Judah was the leader of the Southern Kingdom of Judah.

The Northern Kingdom of Israel was defeated and deported by the Assyrians 130 years before the Southern Kingdom of Judah was defeated and deported by the Babylonians. They became two separate kingdoms with separate tribes. And the Northern Kingdom of Israel became known as the "Lost Tribes".

The "Lost Tribes" of Israel became mighty with time and created independent nations, see for example http://www.originofnations.org.

The Jews continued to be known as Jews and relatively few Israelites sojourned with them.

The first time in the Bible the word "Jews" is used is when the Northern Kingdom of Israel was allied with Syria against the Jews. This is important to note since some deny these great distinctions. The "Lost Tribes" of Israel, like for example England, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Holland, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Gaul, were in fact never Jewish.

The Israelites fought against the Jews, and the King of Israel, who was allied with Syria, drove the Jews from the Red Sea port of Elath, see 2 Kings 16:6 - 7.

Remember that the High Priest had 12 precious gemstones representing all the 12 Tribes of Israel, and not just one big stone for Judah. Remember also how Jacob blessed all the 12 Tribes.

Those who pretend that all 12 Tribes are now with Judah speak against better knowledge, because the unity of Israel will only be restored under Christ, see Luke 1:33 and Acts 1:6. Even the Old Testament speaks of two branches representing the two leading tribes of Joseph, the Anglo-Saxons, and Judah being reconciled and reunited, see Ezekiel 37:15 - 22.

Jesus came to His own tribe of Judah, see John 1:11, and said: "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd", see John 10:16, and compare with Revelation 5:5.

Today we have to know the identity of the "Lost Tribes" of Israel, see Revelation 12:17, as the divine superpower Israel, ruled by Jesus, is about to be created.

There will by necessity be a Messianic nuclear war before Jesus returns, and since it will be dominated by missiles it is called "war in heaven", see Revelation 12:7, and terrors from heaven, see Luke 21:11, because "the powers of heaven shall be shaken", see Luke 21:26.

The reason for this coming war - other than the division of modern day Israel, see Joel 3:2 - is similar to the message of Core: that authority should lay in the people, who therefore thought they must rebel against the Lord God, and compare with Jude 1:11 and Revelation 6:12 - 17.

The future division of Israel between all 12 Tribes is mentioned in Ezekiel, chapters 47 - 48, and the New Jerusalem also makes mention of the 12 Tribes, see Revelation 21:12.

James referred to Israel as "scattered abroad", see James 1:1. We have found them in Northwest Europe, and in North Africa, from whence they migrated into Britain in the fifth century, and in northern Asia Minor, associated with the Assyrians. In 256 A.D. they began to migrate from the regions of the Black Sea to Denmark, thence into the British Isles in 449 A.D.

The apostle Peter did not address his letters to the Gentiles, because Peter was not the apostle to the Gentiles, see Galatians 2:8. Paul was. But Peter was chief apostle to the lost sheep of the house of Israel: "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia,and Bithynia", see 1 Peter 1:1.

From James 4:1, we learn that wars were being waged among the lost tribes of Israel. "From whence come wars and fightings among you?", asks James. When James wrote his letter about 60 A.D. the world was at peace except for two regions - Britain and Parthia. And Parthia and Britain were Israelite.

The Parthians - the word Parthian means exile - rose to power around 250 B.C. in the lands along the southern shores of the Caspian Sea. That was the very land into which Israel was exiled. Thus the Parthians were none other than the exiled "Lost Tribes", who remained in the land of their captivity until A.D. 226. That was when the Persians drove them into Europe.

Parthia was defeated by Persia in 226 A.D. Expelled from Parthia, the "Lost Tribes" and the Medes moved north of the Black Sea, into Scythia; and compare with Scotland. From there, around 256 A.D., the "Lost Tribes" migrated with their brethren from Asia Minor into Northwest Europe. So the refugees who had settled mainly about the Black Sea, migrated from there between 256 A.D. to 300 under King Odin of Denmark. Not until 449 A.D. did these Israelite exiles reach the British Isles, where other tribes of Israel were already dwelling since the days of Joshua. Note also that the Assyrians - the Austrians and the Germans of today - and Medes accompanied the Israelites part way into Europe.

Christ taught that the end time would be very similar to Noah's time and how it was in Sodom and Gomorrah, see Luke 17:26 - 30. Did not Noah know what was about to happen? Was not Lot warned about imminent destruction? Yes! Biblical precedent provides the proof that the people of God will not be left without a clue, see Amos 3:7, and compare with Revelation 11:3.

The Church of God, His called-out ones, drafted to be delightfully different and wonderfully weird, living "ahead of our time", are called "the children of light", see 1 Thessalonians 5:5. This means that we have not been left in the dark, in stark contrast to those around us, who know the latest weather report, but miss the significance of the times. Too many remain oblivious to the fact that a storm is brewing, see Matthew 16:2 - 3. Many will not realize it until it hits home and they are devastated!

We know what is going to happen, based upon biblical facts, and therefore we should declare it with confidence, compare with Romans 4:17.

The reason why "blindness in part is happened to Israel", see Romans 11:25, is that when Jesus "came to his own" - the house of Judah, the Jews - "his own received him not", see John 1:11.

Jesus was of the lineage of David, of the house of Judah. When His own people - the Jews - rejected Him, He did not turn to the Gentiles. It was Paul who did. Christ did choose Paul for a threefold purpose - to bear His "name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel", see Acts 9:15.

The house of Israel had never returned to Palestine. It was thereforefore the nation of Israel became known in history as the "Lost Tribes". And it was to them Jesus sent the twelve apostles.

Jesus said to a Gentile woman: "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel", see Matthew 15:24. To fulfill, later, that divine mission - for Jesus was soon slain on Golgotha to pay for the sins of the world - He commissioned His twelve disciples. They were commanded to go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, see Matthew 10:6. They did go, but history has lost sight of where they went. Their journeys have been shrouded in mystery - until now!

The apostle John himself tells us the reason for this: "I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee", 3 John 1:13. John reveals, in the letter, a pagan conspiracy. The time to unmask that conspiracy is now - see 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 - just before the return of Christ.

If we do not help warn the world, giving everybody a chance to escape, we will be held accountable for their deaths, see for example Ezekiel 3:18, and compare with Acts 20:26.

Isaiah 42:18 - 19 warns about God's servant going blind and His messenger going deaf, and Isaiah 56:10 rebukes blind watchmen and dumb watchdogs that do not know how to bark and are asleep on the job!

Just as Jesus's apostles fell asleep just before His trial and crucifixion, see Mark 14:37 - 41, it appears some will nod off just before our Church and nations are scourged.

We can help save lives and prepare people for what is just ahead, whether it is World War III, see Matthew 24:21 and Revelation 16:16, or the Lake of Fire, see Jude 1:23, and listen to Atomic Kitten in "Eternal Flame", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NhYQ-Jomlc&NR=1.

Nothing can separate us from "the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord", see Romans 8:38 - 39, and listen to Chimène Badi in "Entre Nous", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WycMRaZVsg.

"Propter quod dicit: 'Surge, qui dormis, et exsurge a mortuis, et inluminabit tibi Christus' ", Ephesians 5:14.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Triumph Of Jesus Over The Darkness

Jesus said: "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world", see John 9:5, and compare with Revelation 22:5.

"Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God", see John 3:3, and Jesus' followers are promised to do fantastic works in the future, see John 14:12.

But these works pertain to the day, for Jesus said: "the night cometh, when no man can work", see John 9:4.

As Jesus approached His passion He warned the people that the night would occur. He said: "Yet a little while is the light with you", see John 12:35". When Judas left to betray Jesus it is said, "and it was night", see John 13:30.

When the light is absent it is night, and the night is when Jesus is absent until His second coming, see Matthew 24:27 and Luke 17:24.

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light", see Romans 13:12.

We need Jesus to be our center of reference, and we need to realize our own blindness, poverty, and need apart from Him.

Unless God opens our eyes we will not see, but He is offering sight to all who will receive it. "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not", see John 1:5.

Jesus' identity as God is revealed by the very act of healing a blind man, see John chapter 9. A sign of the messianic age is the healing of blindness, both physical blindness and spiritual blindness.

Jesus said: "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day", see John 12:46 - 48.

Although the healing of the blind man in chapter 9 of the Gospel of John, reveals Jesus as Christ, the way Jesus goes about the healing suggests His identity as Christ goes beyond anyone's conception of the Messiah.

The chapter 9 of the Gospel of John is a remarkable example of the triumph of the light over the darkness, compare with John 1:5 and Genesis 1:3.

Here Jesus also clearly manifests His divinity, and compare with John 8:58.

We already know that Jesus is "the light of men", see John 1:4, but in John chapter 9 Jesus further shows that the law of Moses is faulty, and compare with Hebrews 8:7 and with 2 Corinthians chapter 3.

Jesus healed a blind man on the sabbath day, thus again healing what was not a life-threatening condition, see John 9:14, and so Messiah proved that the Old Testament Sabbath Laws are wrong.

When Jesus made the clay and thus violated the prohibition of kneading on the sabbath, He both proved that the Mosaic sabbath regulations come from the Devil, and on the same time that He as Christ is God - the potter - and that we humans are as clay fashioned by Him.

Thus this story should be understood in the light of the creation of man from the ground, for the work of God is the fashioning of man.

The evil in the present story is the blindness of Jesus' opponents, which is alienation from God.

So Jesus' healing of the blind man stands out as a major sign of His identity and signifies His coming.

Since the spittle used by Jesus in healing the blind man also violates sabbath rules, and is prohibited in the Old Testament Law, it further underscores that the Old Testament Torah mainly is a faulty human invention by uncivilized evil.

Here we are led to see the enormity of the darkness of the Old Testament Law.

Furthermore, when Jesus commanded the man to carry his mat, and thereby ordered the man in this way to significantly violate the sabbath rules and to blatantly disregard the evil Old Testament sabbath regulations, Christ again pointed out that these regulations belong to the trashmountain of evil and worthless human philosophy, and compare with Colossians 2:8.

The healing of the blind man was not effected until the man obeyed Jesus' command to go and wash in the pool of Siloam, see John 9:7. The reason why Jesus did not just heal him on the spot, but sent this man on such a journey was to make a pedagogic example in revealing God's work.

When this man obeyed the Lord God's command to go and wash and was healed, he made an unlawful journey according to the evil Torah of more than 2000 cubits on the sabbath.

Here Jesus on purpose ordered the man to not only once again break the devilish sabbath regulations, but in fact trample on them, showing His Jewish opponents that He as God is in charge, and will not bend to the Old Testament Torah of their father the Devil.

And so God's work was effectively manifested on this formerly blind man.

Once the Jewish authorities had established that the man indeed was the blind beggar they had known, they asked the obvious question of how he came to have his sight, see John 9:10. And the man told them what had happened, see John 9:11.

This question was asked four times in this story, stressing that something highly unusual, which could not easily be explained had taken place.

Divided amongst themselves, the Pharisees asked the blind man for his opinion of Jesus, given that it was his eyes Jesus had opened, see John 9:17. Thus this man, who had been a blind beggar his whole life, had to give his opinion on a very complicated religious matter.

But the Jewish authority did not believe him, see John 9:18.

Anyway, the formerly blind man had to tell the same story again and again to this spiritually blind, slow and unintelligent people. The Jewish religious authorities told him to confess his guilt with the words: "Give God the praise" thus referring to their father - the Devil, see John 9:24, and compare with John 8:44.

The Jewish authority, which always is deceptive, told the man concerning the Lord God Jesus: "we know that this man is a sinner", see John 9:24.

But the man had told them the truth, but they did not want the truth, but they wanted their own answer, compare with 2 Timothy 3:7 and 2 Timothy 4:3. These people, whom Jesus called liars, see John 8:55, thus forced this man to lie in the name of truth.

When the Jewish authorities said concerning Jesus that He was a sinner, the man did not not pick up on that. Instead he pointed to the one certain fact of the case - that he was blind and now could see.

And when they wanted him to tell everything one more time he lost his patience and said: "I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?", see John 9:27.

This formerly blind beggar stood in this manner up to the Jewish religious authorities and used what they thought was a charge against Jesus as a condemnation of themselves.

Then the Pharisees reviled the man and insisted that a choice must be made between being a disciple of Jesus and being a disciple of Moses, see John 9:28. And this is a choice we all have to make, because it is impossible to be a follower of God and of Satan at the same time, and compare with John 5:45.

This poor fellow was cast out, and the Jewish religious authorities said: You was altogether born in sins; how dare you lecture us!, see John 9:34. This was because they only are interested in who originally had sinned, himself or his parents, and compare with John 9:2, but neglected that the works of God had been manifested in him.

So now to reconcile what had happened to their presuppositions, the Jewish authorities assumed that the man must not have been blind.

Then this scene as it unfolds is full of tragedy, for the parents of the man were not allowed to give thanks to God for the great thing He had done for their son. Now that the man miraculously had been healed, his parents had to put aside their overwhelming parental joy for fear of being put out of the synagogue by the Jewish authority, see John 9:22.

Not only do the Jewish authorities reject the man's evaluation of Jesus, they do not even accept his testimony about his own former condition. Instead, they investigate, by calling in the parents and ask them to identify the man, and to confirm whether or not he was born blind and explain how he gained his sight, see John 9:19.

The parents must have agonized over their son's blindness and the begging he was forced into, and they clarified that the man indeed was their son who was born blind, but they refused to speculate on how he had gained sight.

To answer this more serious question would require a confession regarding Jesus and His relationship to God, as the explanation makes clear, see John 9:22. Such a confession has implications for one's life within the Jewish community, and the parents were not willing to be put out of the synagogue for the sake of Jesus. Since their son was "of age" he had to answer this question for himself, see John 9:23.

Maybe the chapter 9 of the Gospel of John is the most important chapter in the whole New Testament, because here it becomes so clear that the reality of the Mosaic law and the reality of Jesus are up against one another, and that one of them has to budge. And Jesus' approach to the Mosaic Law and to the Jewish people is only appropriate if He is God Himself.

The Old Testament Law in condemning Jesus condemned itself, see Galatians 3:10 - 14.

If the opponents of Jesus really had loved God and had been loyal to God, and open to Him and holding to His truth, then they would have been able to see Him when He came, as did Nathanael, the true Israelite, see John 1:47.

We have seen the formerly blind man go through the stages of becoming a disciple of Jesus. But we have also seen Jesus' opponents' actions progress from debate and division to judgment, and on to expulsion of one who would be a disciple of Jesus.

Jesus led the man to faith, see John 9:35 - 38. He found the one who had been thrown out, and acted like the good shepherd He is, see John 10:11. Here we see the tenderness and the mercy of God in action.

When Jesus found the man he confronted him with His testing question: "Dost thou believe on the Son of God?", see John 9:35.

The man responds in a way that reveals his desire to believe: "Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?" see John 9:36. Then "Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee", see John 9:37. Then the man said: "Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him", see John 9:38.

Jesus' concluding comment puts the result in perspective: "And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind", see John 9:39, and compare with Romans 11:25.

That Jesus used this healing of physical blindness to speak of spiritual conditions was clear to some of the Pharisees who were near Jesus. They were not physically blind, but they asked: What? Are we blind too?, see John 9:40.

Accordingly, Jesus responded with hard words that could break through and lead them into the true light: "If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth", see John 9:41, and compare with Hebrews 4:12.

So here at the end of the story we see that spiritual blindness is the real sin, not physical blindness.

We need to see with God's eyes the desperate condition of all who have not been illuminated by Him - Jesus Christ - the light of the world. Unless God opens the eyes of our understanding, see Ephesians 1:18, we will not see, but He is offering sight to all who will receive it.

The worship of the man who has found God in Christ is his entrance into eternal life, and compare with John 17:3, and listen to Helena Paparizou in "Light In Our Soul": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMC7YKgJ-A.

"Quamdiu in mundo sum, lux sum mundi", John 9:5.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Sarai, Sarah - Hagar, And Keturah

Sarah was a prophetess and the wife of Abraham. She was superior to Abraham in the gift of prophecy.

Originally Sarah was called Sarai, i e, "my woman of high rank", because she was the princess of her house and of her tribe. Later she was called Sarah, i e "woman of high rank", because she was recognized as such in the eyes of God, and listen to Abba's "Dancing Queen", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REElUors1pQ.

Jesus Christ - "the great God and our Saviour", see Titus 2:13 - visited Abraham and Sarah together with the two witnesses, see Genesis 18:2 and John 8:56.

For more on the two witnesses, see for example Genesis 1:26, Genesis 19:1, Daniel 12:5, Obadiah 1:21, Zechariah 4:14, Luke 24:4, John 20:12, Acts 1:10, Revelation 11:3, and Revelation 22:2.

When God told Abraham to leave his homeland and journey to an unknown land - Canaan - Sarah accompanied him.

However, when they arrived they were met with a famine, and decided to take refuge in Egypt.

But later Pharaoh censured Abraham and bade him to take his wife and depart; compare with Egypt in the 1920s when people of Italian or Greek origin had to convert to Islam or leave Egypt.

Pharaoh was nevertheless impressed with Abraham's righteousness, and sent his own daughter, Hagar, to be a handmaid to Sarah. Hagar was a "stranger", but got her new name Keturah, meaning "incense", when she was converted from her former devil worship and became righteous, see Genesis 25:1.

Interestingly Hagar, according to Paul, symbolizes the legalistic Old Testament synagogue, which only produces slaves, and the offspring always following the condition of the mother, see Galatians 4:24.

But just as Hagar became Keturah, so is the Old Testament Synagogue converted into the New Testament Church.

Here it can be mentioned, as a curiosity, that the Viking in the comic strip "Hagar the Horrible Viking" is called Hagbard Handfaste in Sweden, see for example http://hem.passagen.se/leffe99/hagar/start.htm.

Jerusalem will be trodden under foot forty-two months, see Luke 21:24 and Revelation 11:2.

All months were 30-days in duration by ancient Hebrew reckoning. Therefore, 42 months, times a 30-day month, equals 1260 days, or the time of the prophesying of the two witnesses, see Revelation 11:3.

Every verse in the New Testament has a personal meaning for every reader, but also spiritual meanings.

In the New Testament prophetic "days" sometimes depict literal "years".

Jesus used the year/day principle and prophesied His death, when some Pharisees warned Him that Herod wanted to kill Him, see Luke 13:31 - 33.

Jesus said: "I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem", see Luke 13:33.

In plain English, Jesus said He would die in three days. However those three days here meant three years.

In Revelation 2:10, ten days are mentioned in which the Church of Smyrna was to experience persecution.

These ten days should be interpreted according to the year/day principle, because then it fits very well with the ten-year Diocletian persecution from 303 A.D. to 313 A.D.

Now, this means that Jerusalem also was to be tread under foot for a time span of 1260 years.

Therefore, we need to know exactly what particular 1260 year period this refers to. Here it actually refers to the years between 688 A.D. and 1948 A.D., because the construction of the Dome of the Rock began 688 and 1948 - 1260 years later - Israel was established as a nation.

The Jews were driven from their homeland in 688. The land became desolate of Jews - compare with Matthew 24:15 - and remained so until 1948.

It obviously was God's plan to allow His people to be dispersed, but woe unto those who did it for their own selfish reasons.

Now, there are two different kind of temples. One kind of temple is our human body, see 1 Corinthians 6:19. The other kind of temple is the Temple of God in Jerusalem, see Revelation 11:1.

The final "abomination of desolation" is when the Antichrist Satan will have established his throne in the hearts and minds of many persons. Those persons will be thought of as Satan's temple, and his occupancy in them representing a spiritualized fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2:4, which says Satan "as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God".

But our passionate need to conquer space will be satisfied, and compare with Mark 16:15, Luke 21:25, and Revelation 21:16.

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh", see Luke 21:28.

"Sint mores sine avaritia;
contenti praesentibus.
Ipse enim dixit:
'Non te deseram neque derelinquam' ",
Hebrews 13:5.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Think Like God Does And See Things His Way

Those who pretend that all 12 Israeli tribes are now with Judah in Israel speak against the New Testament that reveal otherwise, see Romans 11:25, and James 1:1. Jesus came to save the lost, see Luke 19:10.

The people of Israel - all 12 tribes - will be restored under Christ, and even the Old Testament speaks of two branches representing the two leading tribes of Joseph and Judah being reconciled and reunited, see Ezekiel 37:16 - 17, see also Acts 1:6 and Matthew 25:34.

"For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's", see 1 Chronicles 5:2.

In Egypt Joseph's brethren were blind to his identity, maybe because Joseph was a world ruler who fed the nations. Some people still do not recognize Joseph as the Anglo-Saxons or perceive that Joseph represents Jesus.

But we know that Christ is going to return, see Acts 1:11 and Revelation 1:7.

The Lord Jesus is coming with His entourage of glorified saints, see Jude 1:14, and He told us "Ye are Gods", see John 10:34; listen to Snap in "The Power", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1sZLSO9va0.

Jesus is ruling forever, see Matthew 28:18, Luke 1:33, Revelation 11:15, and Revelation 12:5.

The long night will end, the day star will arise in our hearts, see 2 Peter 1:19 and Revelation 22:16; and watch Sunblock in "Baby Baby", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbA7dL9KmEo&mode=related&search=.

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light", see Romans 13:12.

The false prophet is going to try and steal the honor, which belongs to Christ, see Matthew 24:15.

He will attempt to preempt Jesus in His own City by inducting Europe's Merovingian "Messiah" into Jesus' holy office upon the Temple Mount, see 2 Thessalonians 2:3 - 14, and Revelation 11:1 - 17.

Satan will attempt to seize God's Throne - also called heaven in Matthew 5:34 - which is Jesus' Seat, because Jerusalem is the "throne of the Lord" and "the city of the great King", see Jeremiah 3:17, Matthew 5:35, and Revelation 12:7.

But the time has come to restore both the Church and the Nation of Israel - with the help of the two witnesses - to Israel's God Jesus Christ, see John 19:20, because Jesus promised that He would come back to the generation which would live at the capturing of Jerusalem in 1967, see Luke 21: 31 - 33, and Matthew 24:34.

And the lifetime of a generation is considered to be 52 years in the New Testament, see Matthew 1:17 and Luke 3:23 - 38. Thus the Lord returns approximately within 52 years after 1967.

"Watch ye therefore", see Luke 21:36, and see also Revelation 3:3.

Jesus explained that John the Baptist already had fulfilled Malachi's prophecy, as far as Christ's first coming was concerned, see Matthew 11:13 - 14.

It can be noted that when Jesus claimed that John the Baptist was Elijah, Christ teached us the truth about reincarnation.

In the Old Testament, we are also taught that the human soul reincarnates two or three times, see Job 33:29, and compare with the traitor Judas, see John 13:27, and with the Antichrist, see 2 Thessalonians 2:3 - 10 and Revelation 12:9, and with Satan, see Revelation 20:2, 7.

But Christ's Second Coming is near and Elijah must help prepare for it, see http://www.two-olive-trees.org/.

Therefore Jesus spoke in future sense and said: "Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things", see Matthew 17:11, and compare with Matthew 27:47 - 49.

God honors the sword of Esau - the work of His hands - see Isaiah 19:25 and Daniel 11:41, and authorizes the two witnesses to use whatever firepower they deem necessary to protect His office and the testimony - see Revelation 11:5, and compare also with John 19:11, Romans 13:1 - 4, and 2 Corinthians 5:11 - until every inch of land between the river Nile and the river Euphrates has been restored to the nation of Israel, see Matthew 25:34, 1 Corinthians 2:9, and Hebrews 11:16, and listen to Boney M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwBMfe1E_NU.

Abraham's God will be our God and we will be His people, for without Jesus, our creator and God, we cannot do anything, see John 15:5.

Jesus was crucified in order for prophecy to be fulfilled, yet He lives by the power of God, and see 2 Corinthians 13:4.

As prophesied in both the Old and in The New Testament, David's dynasty and the Levitical priesthood will be restored in Jerusalem as the twin pillars of Israel - One Nation under God, see Isaiah 9:7, Ezekiel 37:22, Luke 1:33, Hebrews 9:6, Revelation 20:4 and Revelation 22:5.

However, we cannot deny the fact that the same group mentality that cried out for Christ's blood still is entrenched in Jerusalem and in the world. But not for long, see Revelation 14:19 - 20.

"And so all Israel shall be saved", see Romans 11:26.

"Ab arbore autem fici discite parabolam: cum iam ramus eius tener fuerit, et folia nata, scitis quia prope est aestas", Matthew 24:32.