Jesus. Where was this man from?
It must have been confusing to the Rabbis when they considered this man Jesus whom people were saying is the Messiah.
The Rabbis believed Messiah had to be from Bethlehem.
... when he had gathered all the chief priestsBut Jesus's hometown was Nazareth.
and scribes of the people together, he inquired
of them where the Christ was to be born. So
they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea..."
And he came and dwelt in a city calledOr was he from Egypt?
Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the prophets, 'He shall be
called a Nazarene.'"
When he arose, he took the young ChildNot only that, but they heard that he was illegitimate.
and his mother by night and departed for
Egypt, and was there until the death of
Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the Lord through the prophet,
saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
Jesus said: "I am one who bears witness ofSo. There was tremendous confusion over the origins of this man Jesus.
myself, and the Father who sent me bears
witness of me.”
They answered in sarcasm:
Yeah, “Where IS your Father?”
And with sarcasm they threw at him the
insinuation that he was born of fornication:
“WE were not born of fornication; WE have
one Father, God.”
John 8:18, 19, 41
Can you think of anyone in our modern times who's origin cannot be proved? Someone who cannot document anything about his past? No birth certificate? No one from his past who can say they knew him?
Who's son is he?
Listen to the 3 most recent here:
Friends -we're heading into something most of you have never experienced before and I can't plead with you strongly enough to pay attention. I believe we're going to be awakened out of our day-to-day mundaneness this year. In April, Kerry is going to Israel to demand that the Israelis surrender to the "peace process," laying terms that Israel cannot live with. One observer said that Kerry's obsessed with this and is going to push it to the max. That spells great -- GREAT -- judgment coming upon this country if he goes through with what he's planning.
PLUS -there are a series of "tetrads" coming this year and next. Total lunar eclipses falling on God's feast days, this year and next. Something is coming, of that we can be sure. I'd say more, but this is going to be too long already. PLEASE wake up and pay attention.
In addition to pastor Cripe's presentation, I recommend the book, "As America Has Done To Israel," by John McTernan. You can get it at amazon.com. John shows that ever since the "peace process" began in Madrid in 1991, every major effort by the United States government to interfere with or hinder God's program of the restoration of Israel -- has brought hard judgments against the US, usually within 48 hours. I've made a chart of them at the link below, but please become informed and read the book.
Here's the chart
And here's the book:
PLEASE read it.
Towards the end of his life, Rabbi Kaduri spoke very often of the Messiah, and said that the Messiah had come to him. Before he died the Rabbi left behind a note which he asked not be opened or read until a year after his death. In 2007 when the note was opened, shock came to his yeshiva students and the word was spread all across Israel that Kaduri left an acrostic, which is a word spelled out by the first letters in a sequence of words. The word it spelled out was, according to the Rabbi, the name of the Messiah. The name of the Messiah, the note said, is YESHUA - the Hebrew name for Jesus.
The Rabbi said another thing too. He said that the Messiah will come -- after the death of Ariel Sharon.
Ariel Sharon died today.
At some point there is going to be "disclosure" about UFO's. Watch for the Pope to lead unsuspecting hearts toward accepting "aliens" as brothers with good intent. They are anything but!
If there's one word to describe what's about to come upon us, it's DECEPTION.
Memorize Matthew 24:4 because it's going to be the one glaring factor in what's coming upon the earth that we need to be watching for.
'And what will be the sign of your coming,
and of the end of the age?'
And Jesus answered and said to them:
'Take heed that no one deceives you.'
Well now we're back to normal and going to work on our photos.
The hours fly by and before you know it it's getting dark outside.
This is funny - just after typing that I looked up at the window -- and sure enough -- it's dark outside.
Have you ever noticed that when you're waiting for something the time seems to stand still, but when you're engrossed in something, time accelerates incredibly?
Oh well, back to the drawing board. No, not drawing board, it's a laptop
So ...what's next?
Well ..now I need to go into each sub-blog and update all of them. That won't be such a hassle because they are stand-alone blogs, meaning they're more like web sites, around a single topic. I won't be adding much to them so I only need to make sure all the links are working. I did a quick run through them before posting my main blog, so I don't think it's going to be much of a chore.
And then after that, maybe I'll start writing again. I haven't written in a very long time and miss it. We'll see how the Lord leads.
And then there's my music ....I have a new keyboard and haven't used it much because I've been head over heels in overhauling my blogs. I don't want to neglect the music. I HAVE, though, listed all the instruments it is capable of playing, and all the various beats. Mostly, though, I'll play it as a piano because that's always been my love. It's going to take a lot of practice to get back the skill I had years ago. Maybe I never will, but this I do know, it gives an enjoyment nothing else can give. So even if it's just for that, I'll just use it for enjoyment.
I suspect 2014 is going to be a very eventful year. I listen to people not in the mainstream, people who have contacts in key places, and they're all saying pretty much the same things. I'm not sure if I want to go there, on my blogs. Scary things are coming. What good will it do to blog about them? I don't know. This is something I really have to give a lot of thought to, and seek the Lord concerning what he would have me make public and what is better left alone.
One huge problem, after I had done SO much work on them -- I went to check how they looked in Internet Explorer and they were NOT displaying properly. Groannnnn... I tried every which way to find out why, but with a sagging heart I came to realize that the only way around the problem was to fix them IN Internet Explorer. That meant replacing the template. And that meant I had to back up every single thing, every widget, every link, every post -- everything. AND keep a record of every change, even of every color code I used.
So I got started. I have a test blog, so first I went to the test blog to see what damage would be done by replacing, or recreating the template. Did several tests. When I was finally satisfied that I wasn't going to lose the blog, I took a deep breath and went and changed the template. Press "View Blog" and of course things looked funny, but at least I knew why each thing was funny-looking. So armed with the data I had recorded, I went and customized the template, every color, every size, on and on and on. Then -- and I really didn't want to look --- but I couldn't put it off forever --- though I thought of that --- anyway, I pressed "View Blog" ......and it was perfect!
You know -- it makes no sense that if you create it in Internet Explorer it looks fine in the other browsers, but if you create it in another browser it won't look the same in Internet Explorer.
Well, good way to start the year! I'm hoping to do more writing this year, so stay tuned ...more's on the way!
I've decided not to ditch my "Homeward Bound" blog. This is the blog that routes you to all the other blogs. It was in my main Blogger account, so I may as well keep it.
The only thing is -- for those of you who were following it to see posts on politics and current events, I'm pretty much not going to blog on those subjects anymore. Lotsa reasons, but I'm not going to get into that here. My interests have changed.
My blogs are going to be on all things concerning my God and my life with Him, and then also my photography and hobbies blog.
From time to time I may write on a subject concerning what's going on in the world, and at the moment I DO have such a subject in mind to post in the first week of the new year. It's a very serious subject and I need time to think on it before I write on it. I don't know how to write it without scaring the bejeebies out of everyone.
But back to now -- I've managed to merge my 7, yes SEVEN blogs into two. Back when I started blogging I had this fear that one or another blog could become corrupted, so I made a separate blog for each topic so if I lose one, I won't lose them all. That meant seven gmail accounts to access each blog. And now I realize that that was not such a good idea, because any time I wanted to access one of them, I had to sign out, then sign in with the appropriate gmail account and... well that got old. So it's taking me a very long time to get everything transferred. For every single move, I have to go and change the link wherever it has a link to it. And that's taking me forever. But it will be worth it, because everything will be centralized and connected to my one main gmail account.
I'm also glad about this for another reason -- some of them really needed to be redone and updated.
If you should find a link that's not working, it WILL be. I still have a LOT to do.
Well, I smell my chicken fingers in the oven, and I'm hungry -- so this is all I have to blog for right now.
So ... I"m migrating all those blogs into just two accounts. Now, you ask why I don't migrate them all into one? Well there IS a reasonable reason for that. There's just too many of them. All the blogs have sub-blogs, which have a gazillion posts in them all. So two is about as concise as I can get it.
This is going to take awhile, so I'm back in the saddle and not moving out of my cave till it's done!
Stop by and watch the progress. Hopefully this is going to turn into a great blog.
I've also been studying Windows Movie Maker. Here's the first one I created. Gotta find time to do some more, they're so beautiful.
A Beautiful Hymn -On YouTube
I'm not sure how I'm going to proceed. We started with a photo blog, but then we found out that Flickr has totally revamped their site and changed their policies. Now the photos actually look better on Flickr than on the blog. Plus ...photos on a blog make it load slowly. So we may major in Flickr but post only a sampling on our blogs.
Decisions, decisions... When you look at the blog, see the menu bar at the top. From there you can access all the photos I've uploaded till now.
Scripture tells us that the Gospel is an "offense,"
and its exclusivity is its greatest offense.
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father, but by me."
There must be something awful to avoid,
for the Son of God to pay such an awful price.
If There Were Any Other Way
Islam and "The Palestinian People"
This week, Ishmael is going to the United Nations to ask the UN to accept his so-called "Palestinian state," all of which is WITHIN the borders of Israel.
And Ishmael is demanding that its capital will be half of Jerusalem, WHICH IS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL!!!
And the world can't see the insanity of it all!
What is the TRUTH?
I do not like, nor recommend the host of the following broadcast and considered not posting the video. But his guest, Jonathan Kahn, has something VERY important to say to us, and I hope it will be heard and taken to heart.
A Message by Jonathan Kahn
Tonight begins the 9th of the month of Av, the date on the Hebrew calendar when the first Jewish Temple was destroyed, only to be repeated many years later when the second Temple was destroyed and the Jewish people scattered throughout the world. Many, many other terrible things have happened on this date, but on this date the Jewish people mainly mourn the destruction of both the first and the second Temples on the 9th of Av.
Awhile back, a different year, the Lord gave the following to me, which at that time I sent out. This year, I was prompted to send it out again. And as I reviewed it before sending it out just now, the hairs stood up on my arms when I realized that the Scripture quoted from Jeremiah chapter 22 JUST HAPPENED TO BE my reading of this morning! That gives me tremors inside.
Here's The Word:
What are his REAL objectives?
Warning - it's not for the faint of heart.
David Wilkerson who died recently, addresses this in a passionate, hard-hitting message that every believer should hear.
This could change your life, and the lives of those you love.
I've posted a new story, one that EVERYONE should read. It's a good representation of what will transpire for each one of us when we die.
Are you wracked with feelings of guilt?
When you think of judgment does it terrify you so much you just don't go there?
Read The Story
It's on the left side under "New"
I've updated my blog, "Who Is Jesus?" I've posted on it a YouTube presentation that is unquestionably the greatest presentation on the subject that I've EVER seen!
This would be just excellent to give to unsaved loved ones! Send them the link to the blog where they can view it, or even better, get the DVD at Amazon and give it to them, I've posted the link to Amazon.
If you've been praying for someone for a long time, this could bring an answer to your prayers.
When I saw the White House covered in global warming, errrr, uhhhh, snow, that is, -- it struck me as hilarious. Only problem is, they don't have eyes to see, or ears to hear and understand the incredible irony in this.
Global Warming Hits The White House
Reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech
As America's Secretary of State begins her visit to the Middle East, America is pummelled with a severe blizzard that so far has cost 4 people their lives and that has landed damage in the thousands of dollars upon states from Alabama up to the northeast. Here are the stats so far:
Judgment As Hillary Calls For a "Two-State Solution"
This year I'm going to keep a blow-by-blow accounting of this phenomenon as it happens.
Judgment As Obama Shows His True Colors
It's appalling that in spite of Obama's dark associations continuing to come to light, the Obama mania still has the heart of the American people.
The Bible says that in the "last days," people will be given over to strong delusion. Looks like it's begun.
Sean Hannity of Fox News breaks the story:
Obama's Shady Ties To Terrorists
I'm beginning another series of true stories. These are stories of the touch of God on lives of believers. They're insprirational and faith-building, wonderful stories that tell of the personal love with which God loves all who believe in Him.
If they touch you, send the link to others who might need encouragement.
This week's featured story:
With shock and horror that very prophesied thing is taking shape across the globe. Incredibly, millions are falling for it. Take a look at the picture emerging right before our eyes:
The "Emerging" Global Religion
Just when you think you've seen the worst, something even more evil comes upon the scene.
Here's something that shows the character of the man who wants to sit in the White House. The alarming part isn't so much what he stands for, as it is the multitudes who are in agreement with him.
Obama -How could he get much worse?
Click on the link below to hear the testimony of one young man who was delivered from the deep deception of Islam, upon being visited by the God of love.
Testimonies: A Muslim Journey To Hope
Finally, please forward this page to your contacts.Let's make known the awesome move of God taking place among a very oppressed people.
We hear reports like the following almost daily, and they expose the morally bankrupt system that presides over our society. I don't know about you, but this makes me nauseous:
Our Morally Bankrupt Justices
However, there is another supernatural being, one who is at enmity with God and never ceases in his efforts to seduce the children of God aside into forbidden areas. Learn about this second being, and protect yourself and your family from involvement with him, because involvement with him is DEADLY.
"The Occult -Spiritual Adultery"