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Many Times We are Unaware that we are being Guided by the Holy Spirit

 

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End Times | Rapture & Jewish Wedding

…What does Scripture mean when it refers to the church as a bride and Jesus as a bridegroom? Is this just flowery language? Is it merely indicating God’s love for His people? Understanding ancient Jewish wedding practices makes the meaning of Scripture clear. The wedding is a picture of the covenant Jesus made and reveals His plans to return for His bride, the church. The people of ancient Israel understood what Jesus was going to do because they understood the model of the wedding. The analogy between a wedding and Christ and the Church is described in Ephesians 5:31-32, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery — but I am talking about Christ and the church.” The following overviews the practices of an ancient Jewish betrothal and wedding. In parallel, it shows how Jesus has fulfilled the betrothal portion of the wedding and how He may fulfill the remainder when He comes again for His bride, the church.

via End Times | Rapture & Jewish Wedding.

Handel’s Messiah. Glorious.

 

Handel’s Messiah :  (Text excerpts from Wikipedia)

…The text begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and shows the annunciation to the shepherdsas the only scene from a Gospel. In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the Hallelujah Chorus. In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ’s glorification in heaven. ………

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Organisation and numbering of movements

The numbering of the movements shown here is in accordance with the Novello vocal score (1959), edited by Watkins Shaw, which adapts the numbering earlier devised by Ebenezer Prout. Other editions count the movements slightly differently; the Bärenreiter edition of 1965, for example, does not number all the recitatives and runs from 1 to 47.[108] The division into parts and scenes is based on the 1743 word-book prepared for the first London performance.[109] The scene headings are given as Burrows summarised the scene headings by Jennens.[16]

Part I

Scene 1: Isaiah’s prophecy of salvation

1. Sinfony (instrumental)
2. Comfort ye my people (tenor)
3. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (tenor)
4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus)

Scene 2: The coming judgment

5. Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass)
6. But who may abide the day of His coming (alto)
7. And he shall purify the sons of Levi (chorus)

Scene 3: The prophecy of Christ’s birth

8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (alto)
9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto and chorus)
10. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass)
11. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (bass)
12. For unto us a child is born (chorus)

Scene 4: The annunciation to the shepherds

13. Pifa (“pastoral symphony”: instrumental)
14a. There were shepherds abiding in the fields (soprano)
14b. And lo, the angel of the Lord (soprano)
15. And the angel said unto them (soprano)
16. And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano)
17. Glory to God in the highest (chorus)

Scene 5: Christ’s healing and redemption

18. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano)
19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (soprano)
20. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (alto and soprano)
21. His yoke is easy (chorus)
Part II

Scene 1: Christ’s Passion

22. Behold the Lamb of God (chorus)
23. He was despised and rejected of men (alto)
24. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (chorus)
25. And with his stripes we are healed (chorus)
26. All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus)
27. All they that see him laugh him to scorn (tenor)
28. He trusted in God that he would deliver him (chorus)
29. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart (tenor or soprano)
30. Behold and see if there be any sorrow (tenor or soprano)

Scene 2: Christ’s Death and Resurrection

31. He was cut off (tenor or soprano)
32. But thou didst not leave his soul in hell (tenor or soprano)

Scene 3: Christ’s Ascension

33. Lift up your heads, O ye gates (chorus)

Scene 4: Christ’s reception in Heaven

34. Unto which of the angels (tenor)
35. Let all the angels of God worship Him (chorus)

Scene 5: The beginnings of Gospel preaching

36. Thou art gone up on high (soprano)
37. The Lord gave the word (chorus)
38. How beautiful are the feet (soprano)
39. Their sound is gone out (chorus)

Scene 6: The world’s rejection of the Gospel

40. Why do the nations so furiously rage together (bass)
41. Let us break their bonds asunder (chorus)
42. He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor)

Scene 7: God’s ultimate victory

43. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (tenor)
44. Hallelujah (chorus)
Part III

Scene 1: The promise of eternal life

45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
46. Since by man came death (chorus)

Scene 2: The Day of Judgment

47. Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass)
48. The trumpet shall sound (bass)

Scene 3: The final conquest of sin

49. Then shall be brought to pass (alto)
50. O death, where is thy sting (alto and tenor)
51. But thanks be to God (chorus)
52. If God be for us, who can be against us (soprano)

Scene 4: The acclamation of the Messiah

53. Worthy is the Lamb (chorus)

Amen (chorus)

 

Joseph of Arimathea and David’s Throne in Britain!

I can’t attest to the historical accuracy of this article, especially when discussing Jesus’ early years that are not accounted for in the Bible.  However, it is a fascinating read, and it could very well be true!

Absolutely fascinating….King Arthur, Glastonbury, Avalon, Jesus having been to England, the Throne of David and much more….

Below is an excerpt from the introduction….

…To most readers of the Bible, therefore, Joseph of Arimathea is remembered in passing as the rich man who took the body of the Messiah down from the tree and placed it in his own private sepulcher. He then silently passes out of the Scriptural record leaving no trace whatsoever in the Word of YEHOVAH God!

As E. Raymond Capt notes: “Strangely, the Bible has nothing further to say about Joseph of Arimathea, following the crucifixion. Surely this man who was a disciple of Jesus; who had shown rare courage in begging the body of Jesus, would have become a close follower of Christ after the transforming experience at Pentecost. The Bible never mentions him again, yet we are not left in the dark concerning the DOMINANT ROLE Joseph played in the spreading of Christianity.” (The Traditions of Glastonbury. Artisan Sales, Thousand Oaks, CA. 1983, p. 21).

WHO was this man who, in all probability, risked the wrath of the Jewish authorities when he requested the body of the Messiah for burial?…

via Joseph of Arimathea and David’s Throne in Britain!.

Ariel Sharon and the Prophecy

State of Israel Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, ...

State of Israel Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, pictured during a defense meeting held at the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia (DC). (Released to Public) DoD photo by HELENE C. TIKKEL, CIV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Ariel Sharon, the former prime minister of Israel, has been in a permanent vegetative state since suffering a massive stroke on January 4, 2006. For the past seven years, a respirator and a feeding tube have kept him alive at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, Israel. He has never shown any reliable signs of awareness or consciousness – until last week.

The stroke left the man once dubbed by Israelis as “the Lion of God” bedbound and technologically dependent on machines for his existence.

via Brain test results don’t mean Ariel Sharon will ‘come back,’ bioethicist says – Vitals.

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Is Ariel Sharon being kept alive all these years?

The death of Ariel Sharon is believed to be one of the signs of the imminent Second Coming.

Ariel Sharon is mentioned in a very powerful prophetic statement made by the leading Orthodox Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri.  The Rabbi, before he died, claimed to have received a powerful message from the Messiah, Yeshua.  Rabbi Kaduri proclaimed to the Jewish people that the name of the Messiah is Yeshua.

After a long time of prophetic dreams and visions, the leading Orthodox Rabbi/Teacher/Scholar made it known to the hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Jews that followed his teachings that Jesus is the Messiah.

Yeshua spoke to Rabbi Kaduri in a vision.  He told the rabbi that He will return after the death of Ariel Sharon.

And Ariel Sharon is being kept alive all these years.

You can see the video of Rabbi Kaduri here.

Leading Orthodox Rabbi Revealed Vision and Message – Proclaims the Name of the Messiah

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.                  (Joel 2:28 KJV)

 

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Throwing Stones

Morning Meditations

jacobs-wellDo not throw a stone into the well from which you drank.

-Bava Kama 92b

The Talmud states that this folk saying is related to the Torah commandment, “Do not reject an Egyptian, because you were a dweller in his land” (Deuteronomy 23:8). Since Egypt hosted the Israelites, we, their descendants, must acknowledge our gratitude.

The brief period of tranquility that our ancestors enjoyed in Egypt was followed by decades of ruthless enslavement and brutal oppression. Thousands of newborn Israelite children were murdered. This unspeakable horror more than obscured any favorable treatment they had received earlier, and our natural inclination is to despise the Egyptians with a passion.

The Torah tells us to take a different path. Although we celebrate, every Passover, our liberation from this tyrannical enslavement and commemorate the triumph over our oppressors, we have no right to deny that we did receive some benefit from them. Even…

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The Ancient Book of Enoch. Is It Addressing Us In The Last Days? Ken Johnson on Prophecy In The News

The Message from Peter

Petrus Romanus seems to be in the news now more than ever as the world waits to see if the prophecy of Malachy will be fulfilled with the assignment of the next Pope. Is he the Pope of the End Times?

Saint Peter's Square

Saint Peter’s Square (Photo credit: jimmyharris)

Petrus is the name or the ‘identity’ of the last Pope according to Malachy, named after Peter, the Apostle.

What timing for this prophecy.  The story of Peter is exactly what is happening today.

 

The whole spirit of Peter’s writings and his story are also more relevant than ever in our midst.  His message springs forward to me at this time as something addressing our present day situation.  Themes of persecution, wavering faith, doubt, weakness, solidity, foundations are surfacing today more than ever. He addresses the challenge of believing that which you know to be true, but that you can’t “see”.

There are power surges of faith happening throughout the world. Some people are just waking up to the truth of Christ, feeling the heat of the moment, some are embracing their faith more fervently, seekers are now actively seeking more light while others are being persecuted for their faith in many countries. We are seeing people today chastised and ridiculed for their faith in countries which were built on Christian principles.  This surge of faith is not able to permeate everywhere yet.  We are also seeing a strong current of lukewarm believers, who want to believe, but are being carried downstream by a strong rush of current, sourcing from deceit and Godlessness that is permeating society. These people are either too weak to withstand the current or they are too afraid to speak up for what they believe in and to go against the grain.

These spiritual states of being are not new to humanity. This state of affairs is very similar to the conditions that were experienced by the early Christians.  Some were strong, some were weak and many were persecuted.  All had to contend with tremendous forces of anti Christian sentiment and Godlessness  permeating all aspects of their lives and corrupting society at that time. Peter addressed this situation in his writing to the followers of Christ who were in Asia Minor – an area which was wrought with the persecution of these early Christians.

 

Peter is the English form of the name Petros (Petrus in Latin) which comes from the Greek word “petra” meaning Rock.  Peter was God’s rock. Jesus chose Peter to be His rock. Christ was able to see solid foundation even when we can only see weakness.

St. Peter Denying Christ, by Gustave Doré

St. Peter Denying Christ, by Gustave Doré (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Peter displayed human weakness.  He wavered – he first proclaimed Christ as the Savior, the Messiah , before the others did, and yet Peter also disowned Christ three times. (Luke 22: 54 -71)    Despite that, Peter became his Rock, giving him the keys to Paradise. Christ understood and saw beyond the human condition that is visible to us.

English: Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter ...

The wavering was meant to happen then. Christ knew about it before it happened. And that wavering still happens today, on a small and a grand scale.  People are easily led to waver in all facets of their lives.  We even see churches having wavered, being steered away from Christ.  Peter bitterly cried over the way he denied Christ the night that Christ was seized. Christ however knew the depth of the faith that Peter had in his heart.

That is so relevant to us today because Christ is giving us all the opportunity to be accepted in His Kingdom, in His Heart, giving us a clear path to salvation and eternal life, even though we waver, we are weak and we are vulnerable. He sees what is in our hearts and wants us to live through that faith alone – not by the worldly principles. In this world, but not of this world. That is a difficult task with all of the temptation and deceit that prevails in the world, but what a small task when we see the tremendous sacrifice that He made for us.

Peter’s letters give sound advice for us to be able to withstand any forces that may cause us to waver in our faith, in our heart.

 

Peter wrote to those who were slandered, humiliated, alienated and even persecuted for the belief in Christ.  Although they were written then, like all that is written in the Scriptures, his letters are still “alive” and speak to the issues facing Christians today.

 

Crucifixion of St. Peter by Caravaggio. The ea...

Crucifixion of St. Peter by Caravaggio. The early Christians were persecuted by the Roman Empire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today we see the persecution of Christians in many forms throughout the world.  Being Christian is targeted in so many ways in today’s world.

 

Click on the link below and listen to Peter’s letter. He gives advice, encouragement and wisdom that we should keep in mind constantly.

 

He talks about things that are issues for many of us today.  Peter talks about having to submit to authority that is unjust and cruel. He talks about the strength needed to stay firm to your beliefs in a Godless society. The society that the first  receivers of this letter lived in was a pagan one, and they persecuted the Christians.  The conditions then however were very similar in many ways to the conditions that prevail in the world now.

 

 

 

Here is an audio version of the  first letter of  Peter.

 

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