Thursday, August 30, 2007

Will The Sea Level Rise 14 Meters?

The next few years melting ice is predicted to sink coastal cities all over the world.

This acceleration in the global sea level rise is of course very alarming.

Jesus said: "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be", see Matthew 24:37.

But how high will the oceans surge?

In the near future the oceans will surge with at least 14 meters, and compare with http://flood.firetree.net.

Nevertheless, the worst distress will come from enormous sea waves - "the sea and the waves roaring" - see Luke 21:25, because "the powers of the heavens shall be shaken", see Matthew 24:29.

The sea level rise, means that all hell is going to break loose, see for example http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/29/2018049.htm.

Nuclear arms will unfortunately be used, see Matthew 24:21, Luke 17:29 - 30, compare with Revelation 9:18, 16:3, and 16:18, and listen to Deep Purple in "Smoke On The Water", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WX_4FNoto4.

The interdiction of prayers glorifying the Lord God Jesus at the Temple Mount plays a crucial role in the destruction of the world, and compare with http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42895.

Even some of the world's leading economists like Jim Cramer say we now have Armageddon, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOVXh4xM-Ww.

Nevertheless we are comforted by the voice of our all-caring and all-seeing Lord God Jesus, and compare with His words "Come up hither", see Revelation 4:1 and 11:12.

"Ecce venio cito,
et merces mea mecum est,
reddere unicuique secundum opera sua",
Revelation 22:12.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Do You Want To Hear God's Voice?

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart", see Hebrews 4:12.

Jesus is God, see 1 John 5:20, and God would never force anyone to obey Him, but He waits for a willing response to His call, see Revelation 3:20.

It is written: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness", see 2 Timothy 3:16.

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men", see Colossians 3:23; glorify Christ and preach the cross - and You will have eternal life, see Romans 6:23.

We hear God's voice with the help of the Holy Spirit as Jesus promised: "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you", see John 14:16 - 17.

As You can see there is no bad news in the word of God.

God speaks to us, but the question is do You have the courage to listen to God's voice?

In 1989, when I prayed during a visit to my parents in Brussels, Belgium, after a trip to the U.S., I asked God to reveal His name.

I was 29 years old then and had been influenced by different persons, and I did not know if God's name was Jehovah or Elohim, or if I just should call Him Lord or Holy Trinity.

The Lord told me in the Spirit to go to Athens, Greece. I thought it had to do with my third first name, which is the name of the Guardian Angel of the city of Athens, Greece.

Anyway, I obeyed the voice of God, and took a plane to Athens, Greece.

After a week there I crossed "Elijah" at the Omonia square in Athens.

That man really looked like a tramp.

God, told me to speak to him, but my only thought when I saw Elijah was: 'what I hate filthy clothed and seemingly uneducated people with long hair and beard, who do not wear a suit, a tie and black polished shoes'.

I thought quite quickly - when I started to talk to him and heard his American English accent - that Elijah just was another American bum, who was lost in Europe. I had seen people with similar appearances earlier in my life in my native town Stockholm, Sweden. They used to be deserters from the Viet Nam war and had fled to Sweden to find a place of refuge.

Anyway, we sat down and talked. My first question to Elijah was: Who is God, and is Jehovah God? He perfectly explained the deity of Christ and started with the New Testament verse John 10:30, and said that nowhere is any Jehovah mentioned in the real Bible, and that there have been no miracles done in the name of Jehovah.

Then Elijah wanted to see my Bible I had in my box. It was the New King James version in English. He got absolutely mad when he saw that Bible version and tore it asunder in two pieces and threw it away, since he did not like the NKJV interpretation of Isaiah 46:11.

I was quite amused by the reaction of Elijah.

Then I observed a raven on the sidewalk beside him. I asked him: do you see this raven? Elijah then showed me the Bible verse Genesis 8:7, and gave a long explanation about ravens in general and in the Bible. I was so intrigued by this that I wanted to hear more.

We decided to take the boat from Pireaus near Athens to Crete Island. There we stayed one week in Heraklion, one week in Chania, and one week in Sitia.

During that time Elijah explained the big picture of the Bible for me. Having a law degree it has then been easy for me to find out the rest for myself concerning the mysteries of Jesus Christ.

Wherever we walked, Elijah would always have ravens near him and around him. This actually convinced me more than what he said concerning his person. This "Elijah" is absolutely one of the Two Witnesses in Revelation chapter 11.

I spent 3 months in Athens, Greece, during the fall of 1989, some 18 years ago, and thinking back I am more than ever convinced that this man, who calls himself Elijah, sits at the right hand of the Lord God Jesus, and compare with Mark 10:40.

Elijah sometimes reveals the word of the Lord, but this also makes his life difficult, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/400226.stm, and, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/577180.stm.

I have met a lot of strange people during my lifetime, but to say the least, there are not thousands like Elijah. But the world cannot receive this, and compare with Matthew 11:25 and John 14:17.

We can all learn of Romans 12:16: "Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits".

Have You accepted Jesus as Your personal Savior?, compare with Acts 17:11 and 1 John 1:1.

In the Old Testament God asks: "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding", see Job 38:4.

Furthermore the apostle Peter asked: "And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?", see 1 Peter 4:18, and compare with Luke 16:15 - 31.

But Jesus explains: "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you", see John 15:16.

Only power under control is useful. Jesus accordingly said: "I am meek and lowly in heart", see Matthew 11:29.

Therefore Christians should "keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace", see Ephesians 4:3, and compare with Matthew 5:5.

"Iustitia enim Dei in eo revelatur ex fide in fidem, sicut scriptum est: 'Iustus autem ex fide vivit' ", Romans 1:17.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Israel Is To Give Up The Temple Mount

It is said that Israel giving up the Temple Mount is the price Israel has to pay for peace with the Muslims, see http://temple-mount-news.newslib.com/story/4220-2934046/. Nothing could be more wrong, and compare with Matthew 24:15 and 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

Nevertheless, Israel will not only give them the Temple Mount, but also Jerusalem as well, see Revelation 11:2, and compare with Luke 6:29 and Romans 12:17 - 21.

There is, however, a time limit determined, since Jerusalem belongs to the Jews, see also Luke 21:24 and Romans 11:25. And not one stone shall be left upon another on the Temple Mount that shall not be thrown down, see Matthew 24:2, and compare with Revelation 14:20.

Israel giving up the Temple Mount to the Muslims is a parallel to the Catholic Bishop in the Netherlands, who has publicly commented that Christians should begin to refer to God as "Allah" instead of Jesus, so as to make Muslims like the Dutch people better, or at least bomb them less, but compare with Acts 3:6.

Nevertheless, Jesus said: "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division", see Luke 12:51.

God created Heaven and Earth to provide a place where spiritual creatures can choose to love or to reject God - to live with Him forever in paradise - or to reject Him and live without Him forever in hell, see Matthew 25:46 and John 5:29.

But you cannot choose between good and bad if bad does not exist.

Therefore it is written: "Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile", see Romans 2:9.

Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal God, because of all moral problems and sufferings in our universe. He did not like the idea of a beginning either, because he thought one would have to conclude that the universe was created by God.

But without Jesus it is impossible to come to right conclusions, and compare with John 15:5.

When Edwin Hubble confirmed that the universe is expanding and had a beginning at some point in the past, Einstein saw his mistake and became a deist - a believer in an impersonal creator God.

But, Albert Einstein could never get it right, because he would not put Jesus first in his life. But science gives us all evidence of the all-powerful Christ, and compare with Matthew 28:18.

Jesus created all things because He existed before all things, see John 1:1 and Colossians 1:17.

This is now also scientifically proven, see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/08/16/scispeed116.xml.

Science without religion is lame, but religion without Jesus is blind, and watch Helene Segara in "Father", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsT8mTQAz_4.

Jesus foretold the evil time leading up to His second coming when He said: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places", see Matthew 24:7.

Therefore Christ said: "Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord", see Matthew 23:39.

"Israhel vero sectans legem iustitiae in legem iustitiae non pervenit. Quare? Quia non ex fide sed quasi ex operibus; offenderunt in lapidem offensionis, sicut scriptum est: 'Ecce pono in Sion lapidem offensionis et petram scandali; et, omnis qui credit in eum, non confundetur' ",
Romans 9:31 - 33.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Did Jesus Christ Exist Before All Things?

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God", see John 1:1.

Did Jesus Exist Before His Birth On Earth?

The answer is Yes. Jesus exists "before all things, and by him all things consist", see Colossians 1:17.

And Jesus called the believers Gods, see John 10:34 - 35, because He knew that we were with Him at the beginning of the Ages, see Matthew 17:3, Hebrews 13:5, and 1 John 3:2.

Jesus also promised that we would be with Him at the end of the Ages as well, see Matthew 28:20, John 14:3, 19, Jude 1:14, and Revelation 3:21.

But what does Science say about Space and Time?

A pair of German physicists, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, have broken the speed of light, see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/08/16/scispeed116.xml.

To move faster than the speed of light means that you arrive at a destination before leaving, and watch Global Deejays in "Flashdance", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCJsSujkXWg.

Jesus can move faster than the speed of light, and He accordingly said of Himself: "Verily,verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am", see John 8:58.

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty", see Revelation 1:8, and compare with the rapture of the believers in 1 Corinthians 15:52 and in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 - 17.

John the Baptist was 6 months older than Jesus Christ. "John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me", see John 1:15.

Both theoretically and scientifically, it is then proven that Jesus very well "is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature", see Colossians 1:15.

"The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord", see Romans 6:23.

The New Testament says that everything has been made through Jesus, and that without Him nothing is made that has been made, see John 1:3; watch Art Meson in "Manureva", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKMiCbEuNG8&NR=1.

Since Jesus has made the world, see John 1:10, and because He was before all things, see Colossians 3:17, Christ is the Creator God - The Amen - see Revelation 3:14.

This explains why we cannot do anything without the Lord God Jesus, see John 15:4 - 5, because Christ is our wisdom, see 1 Corinthians 1:24, 30.

Thus Jesus existed in glory before the world began: because it is written: "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was", see John 17:5.

The good news is that we are joint-heirs with Christ, see Romans 8:17. And all believers will be where Jesus is, in New Jerusalem - the folded cross - The Space Cube, see Revelation 21:16, and compare with Matthew 10:38.

Now we have everlasting life thanks to Jesus, see John 3:15, Romans 8:29 - 30, and Revelation 11:15. Therefore we will reign with Him for ever and ever, see Revelation 22:5.

"He that believeth not, is condemned already, see John 3:18, because whosoever is not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire, see Revelation 20:15, and compare with Matthew 25:46 and John 5:29.

"To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen", see Jude 1:25, and watch Clara Morgane in "J'aime", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqAE15-Ho0M&NR=1.

"Dixit ei Iesus: 'Ego sum resurrectio et vita. Qui credit in me, et si mortuus fuerit, vivet; et omnis, qui vivit et credit in me, non morietur in aeternum. Credis hoc?' ", John 11:25 - 26.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bishop Urges Christians To Call God "Allah"

A Dutch bishop says that Catholic Churches in the Netherlands should use the name "Allah" for God to ease tensions between Muslims and Christians, see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/staticarticles/article57178.html.

In Hebrew Jesus means: "God saves". There is no other name that will save. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved", see Acts 4:12.

There is only one name by which people can be saved. Truly Jesus Christ has a name that is above every name! Nemo bonus nisi solus Deus Pater.

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father", see Philippians 2:9 - 11.

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory", see 1 Timothy 3:16.

Jesus is the name in which the roles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are revealed: "For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily", see Colossians 2:9, and compare with Matthew 1:21, John 5:43, and John 14:26.

The first Christians were baptized in the name of the Lord God Jesus, compare with Acts 8:5, 8:12, and 8:16.

Jesus Christ is the "chief corner stone", see Ephesians 2:20, and Jesus Himself warned us and said: "laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men", see Mark 7:8.

Paul said, "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed", see Galatians 1:8. Paul also wrote: "Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him", see Colossians 3:17.

Jesus is the only way to the Father, because He is the Father, see John 14:6, 9.

Therefore all Christians, and especially bishops, must continue to proclaim Jesus as Lord - evangelization - while engaging in respectful dialogue with followers of other religions, to guide them toward salvation, and to share with them the truth as we have discovered it in "the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ", see Titus 2:13, and compare with Romans 9:5.

"Quotquot autem receperunt eum, dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri, his, qui credunt in nomine eius", John 1:12.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Why Do We Need Unity Of Language?

At one time "the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech", see Genesis 11:1, but we have heard the old adage "divide and conquer".

Had God not intervened at the tower of Babel, mankind’s advances in science and technology might long ago have brought the Earth to the brink of nuclear annihilation, see Genesis 11:6 - 9.

The result of this is that we today have 6,703 distinct languages around the world, and these languages are further divided into 39,000 dialects.

The presence of all diverse languages is a result of man’s evil heart, compare with Mark 7:21 - 23, and watch Eirini Merkouri in "To Tzini", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuK_I-WpTVU&NR=1.

I use to say that anyone who knows the beginning also knows the end.

Therefore the whole Earth will again, see Romans 16:20, be of one language - Latin - and of one speech, with the exception for some Hebrew and Greek, see Revelation 9:11, and compare with Acts 26:14, and Genesis 27:22.

Since God wants all mankind to serve Him with one consent, He promised: "For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent", see Zephaniah 3:9.

A pure language is only possible with a change in man’s heart and mind. Therefore a pure language requires a pure religion: Christianity.

God designed diversity in race and culture. But He never intended mankind to be hampered by multiculturalism.

The New Testament accordingly asks: "what communion hath light with darkness?", see 2 Corinthians 6:14.

The Old Testament asks the same thing: "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?", see Amos 3:3.

As in the days of old, compare with Genesis 6:11 and Luke 17:26 - 30, we are quickly approaching a time when world conditions will be very evil, see Matthew 24:21 and Luke 21:11.

Even if times will be evil, and compare with Matthew 24:38 - 39, and 2 Peter 3:3 - 7, there will of course always be lucky people like this Lottery winner, http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1279913,00.html.

The good news at the tribulation hour, see Matthew 24:21, is that Jesus will intervene in our favor, see Matthew 24:30 - 31 and Jude 1:14 - 16.

Christ will personally return to Earth to take it by force, see Revelation 12:5 and 19:11 - 16.

Jesus will not be welcomed when He returns, see for example Revelation 6:14 - 17, but He will save the Earth from complete destruction and establish His Kingdom worldwide, see Revelation 11:15, 18.

The New Testament refers to Jesus as the Bridegroom and the Church as His Bride, compare with Matthew 9:15, John 3:29, and Revelation 21:2.

God uses the lover analogy to describe the relationship He as Christ, our Lord, wants with us.

According to the Old Testament, Jesus can be considered to be the rose of Sharon, see the Song of Solomon 2:1, and compare with Matthew 6:29.

Christ is totally perfect within His own nature, see Hebrews 1:8, just like the rose is the most perfect of all flowers, and He wants us to imitate Him, compare with Matthew 5:48, Romans 13:14, and 1 Corinthians 11:1.

Unity of language makes our civilization stronger, more productive, and more capable, and compare with Matthew 28:18 - 20.

"Nunc autem soluti sumus a lege, morientes in quo detinebamur, ita ut serviamus in novitate spiritus et non in vetustate litterae", Romans 7:6.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Christ Gives Peace And Divine Protection From Evil

New Rome, Constantinople, is for the Gentiles what Jerusalem is for the Israelis, and compare with Romans 10:12.

The Lord told us that we Christians are the light of the world, and that a "city that is set on an hill cannot be hid", see Matthew 5:14, and listen to Marie Plosjö in "Boom Boom Boom", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdhBTX1UU8.

Why then did Jesus walk the earth for 40 days and 40 nights after His crucifixion and resurrection?, see Acts 1:3.

The astonishing truth of God - our Father according to John 14:9 - is that He wants us to know that He laid down His life for us, see John 20:26 - 29 and 1 John 3:16, and that He wants us to know that we are cleansed from all sin, see 1 John 1:7 and Revelation 1:5.

All Christians have received great power, because the Holy Spirit has been poured upon us, see Acts 1:8.

Therefore Christ said concerning the coming "great tribulation", see Matthew 24:21, that "except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened", see Matthew 24:22.

Some people have difficulties to receive the message of Elijah, see Revelation 11:10, and compare with http://www.two-olive-trees.org.

This is normal. Because God's two witnesses are primarily sent for misled persons who have walked astray.

Many persons, who are lucky and have a democratic vision and conviction, cannot see the greatness of Elijah.

But common people, like members of strange sects and gangs, or modern Nazis, who think that all bad and evil things come from the Jews, or convinced Stalinists for example, can only be shaken and have a deep change of mind, by a person like Elijah, and see Matthew 27:47 - 49; compare with John 1:21.

We live at the end of this age. This requires a lot more than that which traditional spineless pastors can offer, and compare with http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070811/us_nm/religion_lutherans_dc, and listen to Clea in "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGDLxQnc8dQ&mode=related&search=.

Remember that nothing can hurt you according to the word of the Lord: "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you", see Luke 10:19.

"Dignus es, Domine et Deus noster,
accipere gloriam et honorem et virtutem,
quia tu creasti omnia,
et propter voluntatem tuam erant et creata sunt ",
Revelation 4:11.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Who Are God's Elect?

The Greeks are for the Gentiles what the Jews are for the Israelis, compare with Romans 10:12.

The stumbling of the Jews concerning the Lord God Jesus, see Romans 9:5 and 1 John 5:20, was primarily for the salvation of the peoples of the Lost Tribes of Israel, see Matthew 4:15 - 16, Matthew 15:24, and compare with John 4:22, and with Romans 11:15.

For the non-Jewish Israeli tribes in general, see my blog http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2007/07/what-is-rapture.html, and listen to Maro Lytra and Kostas Martakis in "Summer Wine", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXBk-1mZQBw&mode=related&search=.

Christ - the resurrected and living God - see John 10:30, Titus 2:13, and Revelation 1:8, is nevertheless the Saviour of all men, see 1 Timothy 4:10.

Therefore Jesus also took aim at all non-Israelis, when He said that He also has other sheep, see John 10:16, and compare with Romans 10:13, and Revelation 5:9 - 10, and listen to Xryspa in "Feygw gia to 7' ", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgSfdmX39GY&mode=related&search=.

As God's elect, both Jews and Greeks must better understand their task to bring the Lost Tribes of Israel and the Gentiles closer to God, compare with Romans 11:7 and Romans 11:26 - 28, and watch Anna Vissi in "Call Me", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=algXWhcv3Ls&mode=related&search=.

As "Christ is all, and in all", see Colossians 3:11, "the elect of God", both Greeks and Jews, see Colossians 3:11 - 12, must remember that "there is no respect of persons with God", see Romans 2:11 and Colossians 3:25, and watch Eirini Merkouri in "Kati exo pathei me ta matia sou", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xBnWHefX20.

There is no universal forgiveness with God, see Luke 19:27, 2 Corinthians 5:10, and Revelation 6:9 -10, but He is our righteous soldier and judge, see Revelation 19:11 - 16.

"And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?", see Luke 18:6 - 8.

We should always remember God's love for the brave Romans, see Romans 1:7 and 16:20, and the importance of the Latin language. For Jesus said of Himself "ego sum via et veritas et vita", see John 14:6.

Those who witness for Jesus, and for the word of God, see Romans 10:17, will reign with Christ for a thousand years, see Revelation 20:4.

Thus God's elect are Israelis, see Romans 11:1, 26, and Greeks, see Romans 10:12, and Believers in Jesus through the Church, see 1 Peter 5:13; and compare also with the written Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin in John 19:20.

"So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen", see Matthew 20:16.

Finally, Christ will be recommissioned, see 1 Corinthians 15:24 - 28, and His people will reign with Him forever and ever, see Luke 1:33 and Revelation 22:5.

"Quis accusabit adversus electos Dei? Deus, qui iustificat?", Romans 8:33.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Jewish Soldiers Jailed For Refusal To Drive Away Two Jewish Families From Their Homes In Hebron

The Jewish people is certainly very peculiar. The Jews now expell themselves from the land God gave them, see Genesis 15:18 and Acts 1:6 - 7.

It took 3,000 security men and women four hours to evacuate two Jewish families from their apartments in Hebron on Tuesday. Dozens were hurt in this Hebron evacuation, see http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1186066397048&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

12 soldiers - including two squad commanders - who refused to participate in the evacuation of the two families in Hebron were sentenced to 28 days in prison.

I admire the now imprisoned Jewish soldiers, because while fighting for their nation, they still remembered their God and their goal in life.

"We ought to obey God rather than men", see Acts 5:29.

"Quid ergo? Quod quaerebat Israhel, hoc non est consecutus, electio autem consecuta est; ceteri vero excaecati sunt", Romans 11:7.

Monday, August 06, 2007

What Is The Difference Between The Greek And The Jew?

"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him", see Romans 10:12.

The New Testament says that there is no difference between Greeks and Jews.

We actually find a lot of similarities between Greece and Jewish Israel - between the Greek people and the Jewish people.

Since religion is an application of philosophical systems, there is no difference between religion and philosophy; watch Apostolia Zoi and Kostas Tournas in "Geia sou", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH5xhggELBU&NR=1.

The Jewish people got the Old Testament from God, and the Greek people got the Greek Oracles - which are equivalent to the Old Testament - from God, see Romans 3:2.

That there is no difference between Jews and Greeks actually foretells the conversion of the Jewish people to Christianity, and listen to Marianta Pieridi in "Sagapo", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8TVaXBz7t4&mode=related&search=.

The numbers of Greeks and of Jews in the world throughout the ages have been about the same.

There are also a lot of historical similarities between Greece and Israel. In modern times the year 1948 is very important.

Early this morning I came back from a trip from wonderful and sunny Rhodes in the Greek archipelago.

In Greek mythology Rhodes is associated with the Sun God Helios, and listen to Jenifer Bartoli in "Au Soleil", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eta91HhC1c.

In 1948 Greece became clothed with the Sun, since Rhodes and the Dodecanese Islands politically became Greek again, see Revelation 12:1, and listen to David Guetta in "Love Don't Let Me Go", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4pnpD_HqDA&mode=related&search=.

Compare also with the Star of David in the Israeli flag, and the birth of the State of Israel in 1948.

We know that the Third Temple of God in Jerusalem will be rebuilt - see Revelation 11:1 - at the time when the city of the New Testament cult - Constantinople, New Rome - will be restored to Greece, and listen to Tamta in "Relax/Agapise Me", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV9DhjTTiTw&mode=related&search=.

My love for Greece has of course to do with my Greek heritage, since my grandfather was a Greek man from Rhodes. However, I will not deny my Italian heritage from my grandmother or my Viking heritage from my father, but I choose to pick the best from all these cultures.

When Jesus choosed the apostles from the Israeli tribes, He knew that He would be glorified by the Greeks, see John 12:23.

There is however no respect of persons with God, see Romans 2:11.

Last Wednesday it was very interesting to visit the Greek Island of Symi. There I visited the monastery of Panormitis together with my wife and my daughter.

Well, a Greek handed out Greek carpets to the women who wanted to view the art there, because no woman is allowed to enter the monastery-museum with bare shoulders.

My wife, who is very Wallonian and Belgian, protested about this custom to treat women as cattle, and said that if she was not allowed to enter the art museum in the clothes she was wearing she would certainly not enter, but that they then could keep their treasures for themselves.

I was amused by my wife's reaction. What is civilized? To let small minds judge your women by their outward appearance?

Anyway, I went inside the museum with my little daughter, but of course we did not bow down to the carved images, or kiss the devils they worshipped in there, and watch Madonna in "Like A Prayer", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icrUkBaSefs.

Instead, I had my mind on Christ, and was thinking on how to best honor the Son of God, and how Alexander the Great would have done to destroy the memory of everything which is against modern and righteous civilization, and listen to David Guetta in "The World Is Mine", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7cmqWVpu-o.

Our journey continued and we went up in astounding heat to the main Greek Orthodox Church at Symi Island, which unfortunately but not surprisingly was closed.

Since we found no shadow up there, and since my wife has a heart problem and my daughter is little, I thought of how Jesus cursed the fig tree in Matthew 21:19. Even if my dear mother was Greek Orthodox, born to the Greek Kingdom, but in Brussels, Belgium, I could not help myself, but I cursed this Church just as Jesus cursed the fig tree, and listen to Yannick Noah in "Donne-Moi Une Vie", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OXQljVjDMU&mode=related&search=.

Back in Rhodes I was happy to find the nice little breeze, which makes the people and the climate there so gentle. What a difference!

Here in Belgium it is cloudy and rainy today. But with Jesus in my heart the Sun is never far away; listen to Kylie Minogue in "Can't get you out of my head", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k88a_3NSZQQ.

"Ipsis autem vocatis, Iudaeis atque Graecis, Christum Dei virtutem et Dei sapientiam", 1 Corinthians 1:24.