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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      • Christine Hayes: Forging Jewish Identity: Models and Middles in Jewish Sources
        Published On :- 2017-Jan-19th
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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

 

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
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        • Danny Boy: I Semi-Feel Sorry for Suge Knight, That Jail Cell Must Feel Small
          Channel :- djvlad
          Published On :- 2016-May-10th
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        • 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
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  2. Fortune
    • Michal Lev-Ram
      • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Empathy Makes You a Better Innovator
        Link

Koinonia House – Chuck Missler, Ron Matsen, Dr William Welty – Revelation 12:1-5

Background

This morning stumbled upon a video posted on youtube.

The video dissects how far one should go in merging biblical and astronomical studies.

 

Videos

Was the Revelation 12:1-5 prophecy fulfilled on September 23rd?

Videos – NO

  1. Revelations 12 Sign – A Biblical Scholar’s View – The Forge with Ron Matsen #8
    • This week, Ron has a discussion with Dr William Welty on Sept 23rd 2017 and digs into the language of the scriptures. Are we indeed seeing the Revelation Sign fulfilled in the next 24 hours? Ron and William will take this all into ‘The Forge.’‘The Forge’ with Ron Matsen, is a new program from Koinonia House dedicated to hammering out the issues using God’s word.1 Thessalonians 5:21 says “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” Our desire is take your questions into ‘The Forge’ and hammer, sharpen, and test all things in accordance with God’s word.
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
        • September 23rd Rev 12 Sign – A Biblical Scholar’s View – The Forge with Ron Matsen #8
          Publisher :- Koinonia House
          Publish Date :- 2017-Sept-22nd
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  2. September 23rd, 2017, The Great Sign – The Forge with Ron Matsen #4
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • September 23rd, 2017, The Great Sign – The Forge with Ron Matsen #4
          Does Revelation 12 predict an astrological event? Is this event the trigger point for ‘The Rapture’? Join Ron Matsen as he takes the September 23rd 2017 prophecies into ‘The Forge.’
          Publisher :- Koinonia House
          Publish Date :- 2017-July-31st
          Link

 

Videos – Yes

  1. Scott Clarke
    • Scott Clarke on The September 23rd 2017 ‘Great Sign’ – The Forge with Ron Matsen #5
      Published :- 2017-August-3rd
      Link
    • The GREATEST End-Times SIGN – Revelation 12 | September 23, 2017 … HERE IS WHY!!
      Published :- 2017-May-15th
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  2. Parable of the Vineyard
    • The Revelation 12 Sign in 5 Minutes! September 23 2017 Alignment Explained What you need to know
      Published :- 2017-June-15th
      Link

Indepth

  1. Scripture References
    • Revelations 12:1-5
      • And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: ( Revelations 12:1 )
      • And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. ( Revelations 12:2 )
      • And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.  ( Revelations 12:3 )
      • And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.  ( Revelations 12:4 )
      • And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.  ( Revelations 12:5 )
    • Genesis 1:14 ( Signs – Mazzaroth )
      • Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years ( Genesis 1:14 )
    • Job 38:31-32 ( Signs – Mazzaroth )
      • “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades,
        Or loose the belt of Orion?  ( Genesis 38:31 )
      • Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season?
        Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?   ( Genesis 38:32 )
  2. Timeline
    • Sept 23rd, 2017
  3. Conclusion?
    • Woman & Child
  4. Signs in the Sky
  5. Interpretation Assumptions
  6. William P. Welty, Ph.D.
    • Studied Under
      • Walter Kaiser
      • Gleason Archer
  7. Witnessing to All Nations, yet fall away ( Matthew 24:10-12 )
    • At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another
    • and many false prophets will arise and mislead many.
    • Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.… ( matthew 24:12 )
  8. International Standard Version Bible
    • ISV Foundation
      Link
  9. Blood Moon?
  10. Vices
    • Forsaken grammatical interpretation of scripture
    • Hate and avoid biblical studies and systematic theology
    • Mirror Emergent Church
    • What will the normal guy understand the scripture to mean
    • Wicked imagination leads people down the errored path
  11. Biblical Studies
    • Hebrew Language
      • Hebrew is very action oriented
      • Take a look at the Verbs first and then the Nouns
      • We have to look at what is being done first
      • And, then look at what that is applied to
    • What is being governed
      • Govern day from night
    • What are stars for
      • Stars given to navigate ocean
      • Liturgical calendar
        • Feast
        • Yon Kippur
        • Day of atonement
      • Accuracy
        • Can be calculated forward
        • And, backward
      • God saw the the fall
        • And, before creating man
        • He created the calendar first
  12. Use of calendar is a biblical no-no
    • Those who practice astrology as a way to align God’s calendar are on fool’s errand
  13. God never used Stars to indicate prophetic timeline
  14. Magi
    • Mixed up babylon and jewish religion
      • Daniel 2:1-2
        • In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him.
        • Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams.
    • Godly jews left behind after Babylon
    • Pagan Worship
    • Bethlehem Star
      • Is it an astronomical body?
      • Or something else
    • Prophet?
      • Why would a prophet who has a “Thus saith the Lord” need to use astronomical signs
  15. God’s Light
    • God was so mad at Herod and he did not want to have to say anything to him
    • And, he so his presence left the madi
    • Once the madi got back to their way the star’s returned
  16. Revelations
    • Apocalyptic Literature
      • God takes a complex subject and makes it accessible to Mac users like you and me
      • Instead of giving you complex instructions, he gives you symbolic data
      • Why No details
        • Promised
          • God has never promised he will give full details
        • Hostile Jamming
          • God is not bounded to detail
          • And, thus his hope can not be forfeited
          • He anticipates Hostile Jamming and so he encodes it

 

Summary

  1. Big Question Mark
    • New Heresy? Astro-Eschatology
    • Umbilical and frankly occultic amalgamation of babylon mystery
  2. Witnessing 24:11
    • Many will be disappointed
    • Not a minor movement
    • Many scandals
    • Twisting of the scripture
      • Sell books
      • Until of course the day after
  3. Blood Moon Controversy

Church in Society ( 2017-Oct )

Background

Again, this is an area, I will rather not go.

Yet, it is one that stirs our conscience and thoughts.

And, that is reason enough to see what people are saying and why they are saying it.

Predication

Introduction

We all have our own bias and depositions.

And, it is best to lay them bare ahead of time.

Most of my comments will be based on what I have heard from others prior to anything that I will cover in this post.

It is often useful to have some foundational predisposition as that lessens the opportunity to be swayed within each decision point.

Even better when commentators are not even speaking specifically on the new material.

Earlier Words

  1. Damon Thompson
    • Sometimes God places something in our heart, but unfortunately so much  of what has gone out in the Prophetic World was not undergirded in scripture
    • And, so I, Damon Thompson, need the foundation of Scripture
  2. Neil Ellis
    • This is a Church of matured faith
    • You have been preaching, but you were fearful of how the preaching will be accepted
    • Sometimes the Devil magnifies things and makes them appear more than they really are
    • Sometimes as a pastor what makes us press even though there is “Hell on the Outside” is that we are satisfied that we have the confidence of the people inside
    • Can the Lord trust you, and can the Bishop/Leadership depend on you?
    • Free your Spirit, but challenge your people
    • A faith that has not been tested, is a faith that can not be trusted
  3. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    • Sotomayor was asked to explain her remarks from a 2001 speech in which she said she agreed that “there is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives — no neutrality, no escape from choice in judging.”  She told the committee that, in every case, the two opposing parties view the facts from vastly different perspectives. “You can’t just throw up your hands and say I’m not going to rule,” she said. There is a choice in judging, which means “you have to rule.”

Videos

Here are some of the videos that I will later comment on.

  1. Paula White
    • Trump’s spiritual adviser: More devout than you…
      Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser, televangelist Paula White, spoke to CNN’s Erin Burnett in August about the Republican presidential nominee’s faith and the phone call that kicked off their friendship.
      Channel :- CNN
      Published On :- 2016-Oct-20th
      Link
    • Inauguration
      • Meet The Woman Who Many Call President Elect Donald Trump’s Spiritual Adviser | NBC Nightly News
        Critics have slammed her as a charlatan, but in a rare interview with NBC’s Anne Thompson, Paula White defends her message and gives insight into the president-elect’s beliefs.
        Channel :- NBC News
        Published On :- 2017-Jan-19th
        Link
    • Jim Baker
      • Two Corinthians’ Gaffe Was ‘A Setup
        • RWW News: Paula White Says That Trump’s ‘Two Corinthians’ Gaffe Was ‘A Setup’
          Published On :- 2017-August-23th
          Link
      • Opposition to God
        • RWW News: Paula White Says Opposition To President Trump Is Opposition To God
          Published On :- 2017-August-21st
          Link
  2. Pastor Jamal Bryant
    • Pastor Jamal Bryant – The problem with Paula White…
      Published On :- 2017-August-25th
      Link
  3. Roland Martin
    • Roland Martin To Paula White: Be A Prophetic Voice And Don’t Just Be A Profitable Voice
      Roland Martin rips Pastor Paula White for her partisan comments about Donald Trump: Be a prophetic voice and don’t just be a profitable voice.
      Published On :- 2017-August-23th
      Link

 

Leadership

Seated Under

Those in leadership do not always get to take a day off.

Not only does what they think matter, but also how they got there.

I have grown from listening in person or via youtube to the people listed above.

And, that makes me forever grateful.

Influencing Capital

The further we grow, the more influencing capital we personally have and have access to.

After long and hard battles our role will be examined; especially if our role is seen to have moved the needle towards an unexpected end.

Unfortunately it is not just our choice that is examined, but the totality of our live.

Circumference of Relationships

Relationships often covers so much space.

And, some of those spaces overlap and are not necessarily disjointed.

And, so even within a body, for instance Faith community, uniformity does not necessarily translate to conformity.

People sometimes reach different conclusions and they should be free to do so.

This is more so where there are personal relationships with those that are being discussed.

 

In Essentials Unity, In Nonessentials Liberty, In All Things Charity

Link
Philip Schaff, the distinguished nineteenth-century church historian, calls the saying in our title “the watchword of Christian peacemakers” (History of the Christian Church, vol. 7, p. 650). Often attributed to great theologians such as Augustine, it comes from an otherwise undistinguished German Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century, Rupertus Meldenius. The phrase occurs in a tract on Christian unity written (circa 1627) during the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), a bloody time in European history in which religious tensions played a significant role.

 

Sola Scriptura

  1. Laws of Social Responsibility
    If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down, for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
    You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people. ( Exodus 22:27-28 )
  2. Paul Before the Sanhedrin
    • But those standing nearby said, “How dare you insult the high priest of God!”
      “Brothers, Paul replied, “I was not aware that he was the high priest, for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’”
      ( Acts 23:4-5 )
  3. David, Saul, Jonathan, & Mephibosheth
    • And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king. He had neither taken care of his feet nor trimmed his beard nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came back in safety. ( 2nd Samuel 19:24 )
    • He answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for your servant said to him, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself, that I may ride on it and go with the king.’ For your servant is lame. ( 2nd Samuel 19:26 )
    • He has slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the angel of God; do therefore what seems good to you. ( 2nd Samuel 19:27 )
    • For all my father’s house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?” ( 2nd Samuel 19:28 )
    • And the king said to him, “Why speak any more of your affairs? I have decided: you and Ziba shall divide the land.” ( 2nd Samuel 19:29 )
    • Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has come safely to his own house.” ( 2nd Samuel 19:30 )

Summary

In summary I find myself always returning to a couple of words :-

  1. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
    • Allah’s hand of protection is with the maintenance of unity, you should beware of division.
    • The one isolated from the group is a prey to Satan, just as the one isolated from the flock is a prey to the wolves
    • You can not base a spiritual life on suspiciousness, cursing and allocating blame.
  2. Abraham Lincoln
    • I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

Closing

Love never fails … for we know in part and we prophesy in part.