Christine Hayes, Theologian

Wikipedia

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Christine Hayes is the Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, former Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and one of the foremost American academics focusing on talmudic-midrashic studies and Classical Judaica. She is also a specialist in the History and Literature of Judaism in Late Antiquity.

Before her appointment at Yale, she served as the Assistant Professor of Hebrew Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, at Princeton University from 1993 to 1996. She has published several books and numerous articles in American and international academic journals, and has received academic accolades. Her class on the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) was selected for the pilot program of “Yale University Open Courses,” and has subsequently been one of the most watched online courses about Classical Judaica.

Videos

  1. YouTube
    • Shalom Hartman Institute
      • Christine Hayes: Moses at Sinai – God’s Partner or Adversary? (Shavuot 5776)
        Published On :- 2016-June-2nd
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    • Yale Courses
      • Videos
        • Lecture 23. Visions of the End: Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature
          Published By :- Yale Courses
          Published On :- 2012-Dec-3rd
          Link

 

Holiday Gift Cards

Angel Tree

Each year at the Fellowship in which I worship we buy gifts for children of “Shut in Parents”.

This particular social fabric is called Angel Tree.

 

Congregants

For Year 2017, we have a lot more Angels requesting gift certificates.

After looking for actual gifts on the tree, many congregants smugly walked away empty handed.

I was able to make facial contact with some of them as they haplessly complained of not having actual gifts to choose from.

 

Yours Truly

I have yet to bring myself to confide to our congregants.

But, yours truly is the source of their consternation.

I was too quick to bail out many grandparents as they were lost as to which gifts their grandchildren will prefer over the other.

I asked one of my fellow co-coordinators, GP, as to how he was able to place so many actual gift requests on the tree.

He said he pushed the guardian to come up with an actual gift and did not allow them the escapism of a gift card.

 

Why Actual Gifts

The congregants offered resounding reasons for the ire.

As in most faith communities, our congregants are mostly women; and even more so when it comes to actual involvement in outreach programs.

While men are quick to take the easy, straightforward road to satisfaction, women often take the long, winded more intimate scenic back roads.

Women want to know the Children names, their gender, ages, and actual desires.

They match their pick of children to their children’s gender and age.

They involve their children in thinking & choosing the gifts, packaging and delivering it.

 

Each Sunday

Each of these last two Sundays I have weighed my euphoria from quickly jotting down Gift Certificates for the entire family line against the emptiness felt by each congregant as they leafed through each gift request.

I feigned for collaborative thoughts.

 

Last Sunday

Last Sunday, Ms. Ruby, the Church’s founding Pastor’s wife, came up to me and said that she has done this for 20 years and that I am not going to deny her this year.

She said to make sure “to get it right, as it is not the same if she misses out on what she is supposed to participate in“.

 

More Angels

Aside from my blunder, all our allotted Angels have been picked.

And, finally this evening I took the time to email Vivian and asked if she has more Angels.

She said Yes.

A batch in our state and a bigger batch the State North of us.

She explained that because of the distance, it will likely have to be Gift Certificates or Amazon Prime.

 

God’s Moment

I asked her to please call me, and she obliged.

She explained to me that these days, gifts cards are OK especially for teenagers.

That is, as long, as some requirements are met.

As she explained everything I knew it was a God Moment.

having my feet washed out and having twinkles placed in.

 

Vivian

Here is a lady I am speaking to for the very first time in my life.

And, she is sharing with me the precaution we should take to measure the veracity of the relationship between the shut in and the ones we are trying to serve in his absenteeism.

Understanding that our Church’s resource is limited and has to be carefully disbursed, we have to be constrained in our financial obligations; yet unrestrained once we establish the actuality of the relationship.

Furthermore, she highlighted the difference between Churches.  There are some that just want to get into the homes and are more loose in their qualification process.

 

Little Spaces

It is like him to show up in the little spaces of our lives.

A father and a Husband.

Broad shouldered to carry the fainting and keep those inside in.

Yet secure enough to disappear as the wanderer makes his way in.

 

Scripture

  1. Prayer for the disciples
    So that they may be one as We are one.
    During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me.
    I guarded them so that not one was lost
    ( John 17:11-12 )
  2. Out of my/his hand
    No one can snatch them out of My hand.
    My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all.
    No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand.…
    ( John 10:28-29 )
  3. The Sheep and the Goats
    …For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat,
    I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink,
    I was a stranger and you did not take Me in,
    I was naked and you did not clothe Me,
    I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.
    And they too will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?…
    ( John 25:42-44 )
  4. Unto Me
    Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
    Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
    ( John 25:45 )

 

Primary Responsibility

Though, I swore to keep my public discord separate from my private affairs.

I have to dedicate this to Sade, my sweetest Taboo.

What a shame that I have to steal from Def; but “Truly, without her, nothing works“.

Each of us has things we want to do, but when our primary responsibility is unprovided for, we are monrose and unhinged.

And, so this is for and to her, and all she does to make sure we are together in Spirit and in Truth.

When things are not right, we quickly come together to structure it before him, he who is able

 

Words

Many of the children are been shepherded by their Aging grandmother.

It is embarrassingly agonizing that God continue to have no one else, but grandparents to care for these young ones.

  1. Angelina Grimké  (1805-1879)
    • I know you do not make the laws, but I also know that you are the wives and mothers, the sisters and daughters, of those who do
  2. Mary McLeod Bethune
    • For I am my mother’s daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth
  3. Cindy Sheehan
    • “I am going to take whatever I have left and go home,” she wrote. “I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost.
  4. Bob Dylan
    • My daddy [once said], ‘Son, it is possible to become so defiled in this world that your mother and father will abandon you. And, if that happens, God will always believe in your ability to mend your ways
  5. Barack Obama
    • He was raised literally and metaphorically offshore, in Indonesia by his white mother and in Hawaii by his white grandparents. He is very much an American but tends to view the incongruities of politics with the distancing eye of an outsider
  6. Danish Proverb
    • A rich child often sits in a poor mother’s lap
  7. Jim McGreevey
    • One of the most contentious issues in the divorce is what the child should be exposed to. Her mother made McGreevey and his partner take down a nude photograph in their home, contends that Jacqueline should not be allowed to sleep in her father’s bed, and says that the girl should not be allowed to receive communion in the Episcopal Church because she is being raised a Roman Catholic. At the hearing, the judge said the girl would not be permitted to sleep in the same bed with anyone except her mother or father.
  8. Denzel Washington
    • My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back
  9. Hagar & Ishmael
    • And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow. He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt. ( Genesis 21:20-21 )
  10. Saint Augustine – Ancient Roman Christian Theologian and Bishop of Hippo from 396 to 430)
    • He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.
  11. George Michael
    • I was pretty depressed about my mother’s death. I was as down as I’ve ever been. It was even worse than when my lover died. I found it hard to cope.
  12. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
    • Unless life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile
  13. Robin Morgan
    • We are each precious, unique, necessary. We are strengthened and blessed and relieved at not having to be all the same. We are the daughters of longing. We are the mothers in labor
  14. King David
    • And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay with you, till I know what God will do for me.” And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. (1st Samuel 22:3-4 )
  15. Abraham Lincoln
    • “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” I will prepare and someday my chance will come. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Whatever you are, be a good one. I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother. I walk slowly, but I never walk backward
  16. Haniel Long
    • For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?

Listening

Listening to the song I first heard today when I went by CVS for snacks ….

Train – Marry Me
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Something about …

Forget the world now we won’t let them see
But there’s one thing left to do

If I ever get the nerve to say
Hello in this cafe

You wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you

Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally shown her my way

 

Danny Boy from Death Row

Background

Danny Boy shows emotions and shares vulnerability, God’s Grace, familiar spirit in these set of videos.

 

Videos

  1. Danny Boy on VLAD.COM
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Danny Boy Sheds Tears Over Coming Out & Not Wanting His Sons to Be Gay
          Channel :- djvlad
          Published On :- 2016-May-14th
          Link
        • Danny Boy: I Semi-Feel Sorry for Suge Knight, That Jail Cell Must Feel Small
          Channel :- djvlad
          Published On :- 2016-May-10th
          Link
        • Danny Boy: Michel’le Was a Hoe, Devil & Drunk During Death Row Days
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        • Danny Boy Calls Suge a “Crook” & Not Getting Paid For 2Pac Songs
          Danny Boy has made it clear to VladTV that he’s had problems with some members of the Death Row family, one in particular, Michel’le. In this interview with DJ Vlad, Danny Boy digs into his financial problems, why he thinks Suge Knight “is a big crook,” and his fall out with Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur.
          Channel :- djvlad
          Published On :- 2016-May-10th
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Indepth

VLAD.COM

Danny Boy Sheds Tears Over Coming Out & Not Wanting His Sons to Be Gay

  1. Homelessness
    • Sleeping in a car
    • Washed up at LA fitness
  2. Coming out
    • Announcing something that happened in my life
  3. Why I came out
    • People started seeing me as a monster
    • Sharing is harder as a father
      • Easier for mothers, but when Dad shares it is harder
  4. Church
    • Leading praise and worship at Church
    • The messages sent to me by Church people probably killed me more than anything
  5. Boyfriend
    • Familiar Spirit
    • His father killed self
    • Smoking at work
      • Off work, smoking blunt
      • Dropped table on someone’s feet
    • Prayed with him
      • To him “You have the right person now
      • And, so begun to pray with him
    • Vowing
      • Love against suicide
      • Vowed that if I can help somebody
      • People are hurting
      • His dying birth something in me
  6. Baby Mama
    • Baby Mama #1
      • Keep daughter in good Spirit
      • And, let her know this is what we are going through for now
    • Baby Mama #1
      • Bibled Out
        • Well thus says the Lord
      • Brought Shame
        • Brought shame on her in her family, in our Church, and amongst our friends
      • Son does not know
  7. Children
    • I don’t like school
    • make sure that things are in place so that we can be successful
    • Experience Life
      • I don’t want anything that will deny them from the love of a woman
      • It did not work for me, but I pray it works for them
      • Have kids
      • Who don’t want grandkids
    • Hard Lifestyle
      • It is not easy at all
      • Broke down in tears crying
      • True Man of God
        • Always tried to live my life to let than shine
        • That is how I was taught
        • I do not want anything that will interfere with my music
          • I don’t want do anything that will take me away from my kinships
            • From my friendships
            • In fact any …ships
            • Because kinships are made to take you places
      • I have been pushed away from music for so long
      • I don’t want anything that will take me away from my music
      • Because it is looked at
        •  I am here crying like Michelle
      • It is my music
        • I take it to heart
        • And, I want it so much
      • People say
        • People say you had a chance
        • But, you should have kept that to yourself
        • keep it in the closet
        • hard being you
        • Honest people rather have you lie, take a lie from you
      • All that comes with it
        • It is not accepted
        • What comes with being gay especially in the black community
        • Get a lot of inboxes and threats
        • Does not define who I am
          • I am still a man
          • I grew up in Church
          • I am well rounded
          • I have common sense
          • I treat people well
          • I know people from all walks of life
            • Police
            • Politicians
            • Killers
        • I was not scared then, and I am not scared now
        • I fear for my kids
        • They could not say anything about me about it
        • I can cook, sing, and defend myself
          • Those are three things I know I can do
        • Sex is what
          • Sex is 10, 20, 30 minutes
          • I have 20 hours outside of each day
        • What defines me
          • My Music
          • My Spirit
    • Insecurities
      • On Instagram
        • Posted
          • What If the woman of my dream is out there, and I am here messing around with this gay …
        • Basis
          • I was going through a rough patch
          • And, I wanted the person I am with to be jealous
        • Perception
          • In the gay lifestyle, when people know you have been with a woman, they have insecurities that you could go back and start being with women

 

Danny Boy: I Semi-Feel Sorry for Suge Knight, That Jail Cell Must Feel Small

  1. About Suge been in jail
    • Sorry
      • Sorry for the family
      • Sorry for the parents and his sisters
      • Sorry for the kids
    • Small Room
      • The room must feel smaller
      • The room is got to feel like it is a small room to see everyone else going on with their lives
    • God’s Providence
      • I have always felt that God will place me in a position to help him
      • Now he is in jail, now he is in a position where he needs the help
    • Helped
      • Helped so many people
    • Experience
      • He has to experience
      • Pray that his health is well
    • Thomas Tusser
      • A fool and his money will soon part
    • The bible says
      • You reap what you sow ( Galatians 6:7 )
  2. Suge and Dr. Dre
    • He felt he had the ball in his hands
    • He thought he was winning
  3. Dre
    • He seen faster what it took everyone to seen
    • He left with nothing
    • Incredible Faith
    • Suge punked him
    • It saved his life
    • He was about his music
    • I was riding behind Suge
    • Be a good steward
    • Dre got it
    • Let them have it
    • He left his bitch and his money
  4. Suge Knight killing someone
    • What the hell are you doing
    • Have you lost your damn mind
    • When he got knocked out
    • God is with you
    • I got it DB, I know
    • I had to reach into his Spirit
    • You burnt bridges

Balfour Declaration

Introduction

Within the torrent of 24 hours news cycle, facebook postings, video clips uploaded to youtube it is excusable to miss important anniversaries.

 

Legacy Timeline

The bible is full of symbolic and actual time markers.

Abraham was told his progeny will endure 400 years of hardship in strange land.

Jeremiah was forewarned that missed observance of the Lord’s sabbath translated to 70 years in Babylon.

Daniel implored God as to whether the 70 year return to Jerusalem promised to Jeremiah will hold.

Modern Timeline

Balfour Declaration

1917 Declaration

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The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population. It read:

His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.

The British War Cabinet began to consider the future of Palestine immediately following their declaration of war on the Ottoman Empire in November 1914. During the lead up to the declaration, the wider war had reached a stalemate, with two of Britain’s Allies and Associated Powers not fully engaged: the United States had yet to suffer a casualty, and the Russians were distracted by internal upheaval.

The opening words of the declaration represented the first expression of public support for Zionism by a major political power. The term “national home” had no precedent in international law, and was intentionally vague as to whether a Jewish state was contemplated. The intended boundaries of Palestine were not specified, and the British government later confirmed that the words “in Palestine” meant that the Jewish national home was not intended to cover all of Palestine. The second half of the declaration was added to satisfy opponents of the policy, who had claimed that it would otherwise prejudice the position of the local population of Palestine and encourage anti semitism against Jews worldwide. Whilst the declaration called for political rights in Palestine for Jews, rights for the Palestinian Arabs, who comprised the vast majority of the local population, were limited to the civil and religious spheres. The British government acknowledged in 1939 that the local population’s views should have been taken into account, and recognized in 2017 that the declaration should have called for protection of the Palestinian Arabs’ political rights.

 

Early British support

Early British political support for an increased Jewish presence in the region of Palestine was based upon geopolitical calculations.

This support began in the early 1840s and was led by Lord Palmerston, following the occupation of Syria and Palestine by separatist Ottoman governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt.

French influence had grown in Palestine and the wider Middle East as protector of the Catholic communities began to grow, just as Russian influence had grown as protector of the Eastern Orthodox in the same regions. This left Britain without a sphere of influence, and thus a need to find or create their own regional “protégés”.

These political considerations were supported by a sympathetic evangelical Christian sentiment towards the “restoration of the Jews” to Palestine among elements of the mid-19th-century British political elite – most notably Lord Shaftesbury.

The British Foreign Office actively encouraged Jewish emigration to Palestine, exemplified by Charles Henry Churchill’s 1841–1842 exhortations to Moses Montefiore, the leader of the British Jewish community.

Such efforts were premature, and did not succeed; only 24,000 Jews were living in Palestine on the eve of the emergence of Zionism within the world’s Jewish communities in the last two decades of the 19th century.

With the geopolitical shakeup occasioned by the outbreak of World War I, the earlier calculations, which had lapsed for some time, led to a renewal of strategic assessments and political bargaining over the Middle and Far East.

Zionism arose in the late 19th century in reaction to anti-Semitic and exclusionary nationalist movements in Europe.

Romantic nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe had helped to set off the Haskalah, or “Jewish Enlightenment“, creating a split in the Jewish community between those who saw Judaism as their religion and those who saw it as their ethnicity or nation.

The 1881–1884 anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire encouraged the growth of the latter identity, resulting in the formation of the Hovevei Zion pioneer organizations, the publication of Leon Pinsker’s Auto Emancipation, and the first major wave of Jewish immigration to Palestine – retrospectively named the “First Aliyah“.

 

 

Ottoman Palestine

The year 1916 marked four centuries since Palestine had become part of the Ottoman Empire, also known as the Turkish Empire.  For most of this period, the Jewish population represented a small minority, approximately 3% of the total, with Muslims representing the largest segment of the population, and Christians the second.

The Turks began to apply restrictions on Jewish immigration to Palestine in late 1882, in response to the start of the First Aliyah earlier that year.

Although this immigration was creating a certain amount of tension with the local population, mainly among the merchant and notable classes, in 1901 the Sublime Porte (the Ottoman central government) gave Jews the same rights as Arabs to buy land in Palestine and the percentage of Jews in the population rose to 7% by 1914.

At the same time, with growing distrust of the Young Turks – Turkish nationalists who had taken control of the Empire in 1908 – and the Second Aliyah, Arab nationalism was on the rise, and in Palestine anti-Zionism was a unifying characteristic.

Historians do not know whether these strengthening forces would still have ultimately resulted in conflict in the absence of the Balfour Declaration.

Independence Day – 1948

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Independence Day is the national day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.

Because Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948, which corresponded with the Hebrew date 5 Iyar in that year, Yom Ha’atzmaut was originally celebrated on that date each year.

The day of the week it falls on being the decisive factor. Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day is always scheduled for the day preceding Independence Day.

In the Hebrew calendar, days begin in the evening.  The next occurrence of Yom Haatzmaut will take place on 18-19 April 2018.

Independence Day is founded on the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel by the Jewish leadership headed by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on 14 May 1948. The mood outside of Ben-Gurion’s home just prior to the declaration was joyous:

“The Jews of Palestine … were dancing because they were about to realize what was one of the most remarkable and inspiring achievements in human history: A people which had been exiled from its homeland two thousand years before, which had endured countless pogroms, expulsions, and persecutions, but which had refused to relinquish its identity—which had, on the contrary, substantially strengthened that identity; a people which only a few years before had been the victim of mankind’s largest single act of mass murder, killing a third of the world’s Jews, that people was returning home as sovereign citizens in their own independent state.”

Independence was declared eight hours before the end of the British Mandate of Palestine, which was due to finish on 15 May 1948.

 

Scripture

Jeremiah

Serve 70 Years in Babylon

This whole land shall become a ruin and a waste, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Then after seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity, declares the Lord, making the land an everlasting waste. ( Jeremiah 25:11-12 )

Jeremiah’s Letter to the Exiles

…’For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them,’ declares the LORD.

“For thus says the LORD, ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place.

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.…  ( Daniel 9:1-2)

Daniel

Daniel 70 years in Babylon

In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years ( Daniel 9:1-2)

Daniel 70 weeks

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“Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.

“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.

“And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.

“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.” ( Daniel 9:24-27 )

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

…So also, when you see these things taking place, you will know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened.  ( Luke 21:31-32 )

The words “this generation will not pass away” has led many to try to pinpoint the FigTree.

In identifying the seeding of the fig tree it could be easier to add a generation.

Christian Sermons – 2017/Nov

Videos

  1. Damon Thompson
    • Damon Thompson- Faith for a Kairos moment
      Published By :- Impact Media
      Preached On :- 2013-Nov-2nd
      Published On :- 2013-Nov-7th
      Link
    • The Presence and the Idol
      Published By :- Torin Cooper
      Published On :- 2015-Sept-13th
      Link

Indepth

Damon Thompson- Faith for a Kairos moment

  1. Go to the Book of Mark Chapter 10
    • Mark – Chapter 10 – Verse 46 thru 52
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      • And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
      • And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
      • And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
      • And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
      • And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
      • And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
      • And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
  2. There are two types of time
    • Chronos and Kairos
      • Chronos
        • Chronos (/ˈkroʊnɒs/; Greek: Χρόνος, “time”, pronounced [kʰrónos], also transliterated as Khronos or Latinised as Chronus) is the personification of Time in pre-Socratic philosophy and later literature. Chronos governed linear, chronological time
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      • Kairos
        • The other Greek word for time is kairos, meaning the indeterminate moment that is right for something to occur.
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  1. Chronos
    • We get the word chronology
  2.  Kairos
    • Glory of God come into a moment
    • Man’s time get so consumed with what God wants to do in the moment
  3. God’s time
    • Jesus made himself manifest in the world when the fullness of time has come ( Galatians 4:4 )
    • However a Kairos time coming upon the earth does not mean everybody gets the benefit of it
    • To benefit from it
      • Discernment
      • And, faith
  4. How can I release faith in a Kairos Moment
  5. Anytime I am looking at the prophetic I look at it from three different dimensions [ Segment :- 5th t0 7th minute ]
    • What is it
    • What can stop it
    • And, how I do get to it
  6. Frustration
    • Some of the most frustrated people in the world are people who were giving prophetic opportunities, but they did not know how to seize
    • They did not how to yield
    • Not seeing prophetic manifestation
  7. Jesus Introduction
    • Synoptic Gospel
    • In the beginning was the Word
  8. Pedigree without vision can cost you purpose
  9. God’s plan has always been his presence [ Segment 30 minutes ]

 

Satya Nadella & “The Sufficiency of Grace”

Giving up his Green Card

Satya came to the US in 1988 to go to graduate school.

In Dec 1992, he married his wife, Anu.

The line for petitioners with green card is not as quick as that for Citizens.

With that in mind he would not apply under an H1 Visa, but under a less favorable status.

Anu’s Visa Application was denied.

We all know that Microsoft has some of the best lawyers and they came up with an ingenious, yet risky plan.

The plan was to have Nadella turn in his green card and apply for an H1 Visa.  The reason being those granted H1 visas are able to have their spouse come to the US with them.

The H1 visa petition was approved.

Cerebral Palsy

At Age, 29, Satya and his wife were blessed with their first son, Zain.

As both he and his wife are the only child of their respective parents, there was an expectation that the child will expand their embryonic nuclear family and bring their extended families even closer.

But, hopes appear to have been dashed when the child was born with Cerebral Palsy.

The burden of coping with a disability in a small family with most of the extended family continents away was compounded.

Difficulties have two probably outcomes, bitterness or empathy.

Empathy make you a better innovator,” said Nadella. “If I look at the most successful products we [at Microsoft] have created, it comes with that ability to meet the unmet, unarticulated needs of customers.”

As Nadella sees it, the Monopolistic lawsuit forced Microsoft to have to confront the Identity question.

To him part of the answer is “We build technology so that others can build technology”.

A more technical question is “What is quantum computing, and does MSFT participate in it…”.

One fascinating way to think about quantum is that if you had a corn maze and you were trying to trace your path. a classical computer would trace, retrace again and again and on and on. Quantum is the ultimate parallel machine. It would trace all of the paths simultaneously.”

Scripture

John 9:2-3

So His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned—this man or his parents—that he was born blind?”
“Neither he nor his parents sinned,” answered Jesus, “but he was born blind in order that God’s mercy might be openly shown in him.

References

  1. Business Insider
    • Matt Weinberger
      • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella once gave up his green card for love
        Link
  2. Fortune
    • Michal Lev-Ram
      • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Empathy Makes You a Better Innovator
        Link