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Why monastic? - There is well-being (healing) in the quietness. "Be still and know I am God." Ps 46:10


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wall Street

October 2011 - We'll never get Wall Street under control as long as they can lobby Washington!

PoLiTiCs !!

I can say I'm of a certain party, politically, because I side with them on more issues, and think they bode better for the future than the other party. But I surely don't believe a whole lot government / politicians, or any party says! Because you know why? If I did believe a lot of what they said, it could become a religion to me! And most of what I would have to say about it would do more harm than good. It's not Religion (any spirituality/philosophy other than my own) that's the cause of all wars, it's human nature and false beliefs about (the) others..

Friday, October 28, 2011

Nothing All That New Under The Sun

I hadn't realized Nero is said to have burned Rome because he wanted to rebuild it. I knew he burned the city, fiddled gleefully while it was burning, and then blamed the Christians.
- Nero was the first of major anti-Christs.
- The Roman Empire became (quasi) Christian after Emperor Constantine sided with what was the highest population of the empire at the time, Christianity. There arose fierce persecution against paganism, and wealth seized from them by the emperor was given to the bishops of Christianity. Church influence, power and political domination of the empire and its offices grew rapidly. (But it did not resemble the innocent and simple faith it began as, about three and a half centuries earlier, but was now a political entity.)
- The world of this entity became "Western Civilization". But when Western Civilization turns (extreme) and begins to have bias against Israel and Christianity, it will further evolve into a beast (Apocalypse 13:1-10 & Daniel 7:7,19) of ten crowns (horns, divisions, toes). It will prove itself a beast when it harnesses a sword of terror (Apoc. 20:4). Daniel the Prophet and John the Apostle wrote of and described the vision they saw of this beast. Both described the beast as having ten horns. John said it had a crown on each of its horns, and had seven heads. Daniel described it with teeth of iron, and its feet, which had bronze claws, tore things apart. We can assume the final beast (world empire) of man, will include all that both Daniel and John were shown.
- "Iron" and "bronze" had come up quite a while earlier, in Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a great statue (back in Daniel 2:31-43). God revealed to Daniel that this statue, made up of different metals, represented the world empires throughout history which impact Israel. That being the case, biblical historian scholars have calculated that "bronze" in the dream was (the highly dramatic, then secular) "Greece"and the "iron" in the dream was mighty Rome. The final beast has iron teeth (iron columns?) and bronze (secular) claws.
- We can certainly assume that the final beast has Roman/Graeco (Roman/Greek) roots. It builds a peace.. an accord.. a "league" (Strong's #1285 from Daniel 9:27) a "firm" (Strong's #1396 "strong, mighty") one with "the many".

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It Doesn't Matter!

It doesn't matter how much others love you, it matters how much you love others!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Spirit of Truth

It's not trying to make the Bible fit a vision (idea or teaching) but seeing if it fits the Bible.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Attn: Bible Prophecy Buffs

UN-LOCKING THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
- The vision of Revelation begins at chapter 6, previous to that is seen a scene in heaven concurrent to the day of the vision and John's exile on Patmos.. the vision begins from there with the breaking of the 1st seal, the conqueror "openly victorious over powers and principalities" the olde 'gods', 2nd seal, war is given a long sword, fast forward to 6th seal a new wind/fire(13:13 for the discerning) the new wind is held back for a time (7:1).. until trumpet 1 (an Israeli pre-empt?) trump 2 loss of 1/3 trade and commerce.. trump 3 offshoot of trump 1; trump 4 drought and Joel's smoky day; trump 5 out of the smoke 5 months of marshall law.. trump 6, tanks, 666, and gather to armageddon.. in trump 7 are the 7 bowls, final fire and retribution/the final results of mankind's choices and doings.. a BiG lock is at the seals - they are described in a blend of what they are when 1st broken, and what they are when fully matured at the very 'end', therefore things which occur very late on planet earth are described here so very early in the narrative.. another lock: chapters 10,11,12,13, and part of 14 are inserts (rev 12 is Israel, then Christianity('s 2 migrations) and then again Israel who (by then) have the testimony of Jesus... Rev16:14-15-16

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

About the Book of Revelation & its Seals, Trumpets and Bowls

 If we read the seals very carefully, we might be able to discern that each seal (1-6) is described fully in chapter 6, as a blend, of both, what each one is at the time of the seal being first broken, and also what it is when the seal (element of the latter age) is fully grown and mature, i.e. what it is when 1st beginning, and what it is in the very final days (rider on a white horse goes out conquering and to conquer (1st element of the latter age which began after Jesus (A.D.) and continues its gallop / progression, right up to 'the end'; 2-war is given a long sword, 3-famines and 4-pestilence, including chemical, hence the grave (including mass) follows after him.. 5-martyrdom and the blood of, cries out to God, etc.. there's a LOCK here, in that each seal described in this way means events which happen very late on planet Earth, are described here so very early in the narrative! This is a lock which hides the vision "for many days"! In other words they've got it all wrong if this
-- It's the seven bowls in the 7th trump, which are the wrath of God, in that "our God is a consuming fire" and the bowls are the final consequences of mankind's choices and doings; with the trumpets (rev chaps 8 and 9) leading up to, announcing.. being 1-thermal nuclear unleashed in limited warfare, which is to say mainly in the middle east; 2-mountain in sea of humanity(huge riots) and one third of all trade and commerce of the time ceases; 3-one third of waters contaminated; 4-Joel's dry and SmoKy day.. and out of the smoke, 5-helicopters/global marshall law for 5 months; 6-tanks swarm over the middle east and armies of the world gather to armageddon(16:14,15,16; a key: chaps 10,11,12,13 & 14:1-5 are inserts, the narrative continues after them) then trump 7 with (1 Thess 1:7 "He comes with angels and fire") "Ariel, Ariel" (another name for Jerusalem/Israel) "your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant, the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire" - Isaiah 29:1,5,6.

All(?) "the Signs" / the Latter Day Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy

To begin, of course there's the Matthew 24 discourse (or Luke 21, Mark 13) where Jesus said "when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies" and "when you see the abomination of desolation" (in the 'end' times fulfillment, the 666 apparatus?) set-up in Jerusalem (what else would it be?).." these of course are much later than "earthquakes in various places" and "wars and rumors of war" (including unrest?)
 - Daniel (in chapter 12, verse11) wrote "three and 1/2 years plus one month (a Hebrew leap month?) after the" (place of) "daily sacrifice" (of prayers and thanksgiving) "is taken away, the abomination of desolation (666) will be set-up" - I believe the place of daily sacrifice in Israel today is the Wailing Wall which is a remainder of the Western Wall of the 2nd Temple, because in Matthew 24, verses 1 and 2, Jesus said "see all these things" (the buildings and walls of the Temple complex) "not oNe stone will be left one atop the other". Daniel continues in verse 12, with, "happy is the one who-waits and comes-to the three and 1/2 years, one month, and 45 days later.." What happy event occurs on that 45th day of 666? (but I drift a little).
 - The Book of Revelation vision starts at chapter 6, previous to that is a vision or scene of an opening of heaven, concurrent to the time of John's exile and his receiving the vision, then the scroll sealed with 7 seals is shown and the seals are broken with the first one beginning at that same time.. a conqueror on a white horse, the victorious gospel message went/goes forth "conquering and to conquer "openly triumphing over powers and principalities" (Col 2:15) those olde ancient 'gods'... then the 2nd horseman war, 2nd element of the latter age (aka the years of our Lord A.D.) "is given a long sword".. fast forward to the 6th seal, when what comes forth is a new wind which changes much of the fabric of life (1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki). This new wind is then paused for a while (rev 7:1) - the prime key to interpretation of the whole vision is here - the key being, each seal is (fully) described here, as a blend of what it is when the seal is first broken/opened or begun, and what it is at the 'end' in its full grown state. Thus events which happen very late on planet Earth, are described here, so very early in the narrative. This hides much of the vision "for many days" (Dn 12:9).
 - When the Seventh Seal is activated, there will be a great earthquake - Rev 8:1-5 (chapter 8)
- Trumpet one is the re-Opening of atomic warfare (an Israeli preemptive strike?)
- Trumpet two, very large riots and degrees of anarchy? and one third of all existing, at the time, trade and commerce, is destroyed - Rev 8:8,9
- Trumpet three, one third of all water is undrinkable, an offshoot of trumpet one - Rev 8:10,11
- Trumpet four, Joel's dry and smoky day, offshoot of both trumpet one and two - Rev 8:12; Rev chapter 12 (one of four intserts) verse 16; Joel 2 and see Rev 9:3.
- Then, Revelation 8:13 - "And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to them that dwell upon the earth, for the remaining voices of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound..." [Next; chapter 9]
 - During Joel's smoky day is trumpet five, out of the smoke (of the abyss of man's heart away from God) come whirring, hovering locust like things, for locusts hover.. helicopters of global marshall law for five months; then is sounded trumpet six, tanks swarm middle east. And I'm thinking here is the 666 spoken of by Daniel and Jesus (abomination which desolates - 35 days of cannot buy and sell, then escalates into ten days of will be killed. Then trumpet 7 - "immediately after the tribulation of those days.. the Son of man ..will be seen coming on the clouds.. He will send out His angels to gather His elect from all corners of the earth..."  from Mt 28-31. And 1 Thess 1:7, "He comes with fire and with angels.." - i.e, in trumpet 7 are the seven bowls.. final consequences of man's choices and doings.
 - Rev 12, which is one of four inserts also gives signs (the drought of verse 16 being one) the key to this chapter is the woman about to give birth to a manchild (Son of man) is Israel, then there are two migrations after the mantle has been transferred for a time to the 'church', then the dragon turns his attention back "to the remainder of the woman's children, those who have the commandments of God, and" (by now) "have the testimony of Jesus".. "And the nations are gathered" against Israel "for Armageddon" (rev 16:14,15,16 // "Look up for your redemption draweth nigh"). With cross reference, Isaiah 29:1,5,6 - "Ariel, Ariel" (another name for Jerusalem/Israel) "your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant, the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire."

JiGsaW PuZZLe

We can find the puzzle pieces of truth and prophecy in the Bible, in our interaction with other believers, and in our church or broadcast messages, but in our quiet times with Him, is when He can knit the strands for us. He (His Holy Spirit) fits the pieces of the puzzle together.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Moon Under Her Feet

I have probably mentioned this before, but, let's face it, Bible prophecy especially the Book of Revelation is a little hard to understand, so sometimes I find myself saying things again in a slightly different way.
 - In the New Testament there is what is referred to as "a change in priesthood". And it made me wonder how many realize this is reflected in another manner, in chapter twelve of the Book of Revelation (one of four inserts in the Book of Revelation) - the "woman, clothed with the sun with twelve stars around her head", being Israel "in pain to give birth to the manchild" (Son of man) "the dragon" in the guise of Herod "sought to destroy the manchild but he's lifted up to heaven and to the throne of God" after his resurrection, (cross ref, Hebrews 1:3) and "will rule the nations with a rod of iron" (cross ref Ps 2:8,9) then the woman, now the mantle of truth worn by "the church" (unseen/spiritual) runs / escapes, a 1st migration, the dragon no longer allowed access to the heavens, as half the battle is fulfilled, then pursues the woman again, a 2nd migration "she is given the two wings of an eagle that she may fly" sail to a new "place where she is kept safe from the face of the dragon for 3 and 1/2 modern times [1620+350-1970] after which the serpent (beguiling guise of the dragon) vomits a flood / proliferation / previously hidden social phenomenon, after the woman in an effort to wash her away. But the earth will open its mouth and swallow the flood (drought, cross ref  luke 23:25,31) and the dragon will turn back to the other children of the woman, those who have the commandments of G-d and who (by now) have the testimony of Jesus... [And the world is "gathered to Armegeddon" rev 16:14,15,16.. side note, see how verse 15 is tucked between 14 & 16 which virtually say the same thing.]

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Seven Winds Part 1

When the Seventh Seal is activated, there will be a great earthquake - Rev 8:1-5
- Trumpet # 1 is the re-Opening of atomic warfare (an Israeli preemptive strike?) - atomic warfare opened, Rev 6:12-17, a blend of Opening and full maturity/gallop with Rev 13:13 (an office); plus 7:1 & 8:7!
- Trumpet # 2, very large riots and degrees of anarchy? and one third of all existing, at the time, trade and commerce, is destroyed - Rev 8:8,9
- Trumpet # 3, one third of all water is undrinkable, an offshoot of Trumpet One - Rev 8:10,11
- Trumpet # 4, Joel's dry and smoky day, offshoot of both Trumpet One and Two - Rev 8:12; Rev chapter 12 (one of four inserts) verse 16; Joel 2 and see Rev 9:3
Revelation 8:13 - "And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to them that dwell upon the earth, for the remaining voices of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound..."