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


Monday, April 27, 2015

Does The Book Of Revelation Follow The Pattern Of Israel's Holy Days?


This site/paper -
http://www.originofnations.org/HRP_Papers/Charts/Feast%20Days%20&%20Revelation.pdf - shows a chart suggesting the Book of Revelation correlates with Israel's ancient Holy Days

The idea rings true to me.

Copy / Pasted :

Holy Feast Day/Book of Revelation Parallels, (and I thought I'd add how the Feast Day is fulfilled)

Chapter --- Prophecy – Event --- Holy Feast Day

1 --- Introduction – Christ the Lamb of God --- Passover (Jesus is the Passover Lamb, unblemished, etc)

2-3 --- Seven Churches – sin in spiritual Israel and examining the self --- Seven Days of Unleavened Bread (Jesus is the Unleavened/free from sin/flaw Bread of Life, Manna from heaven)

4-5 --- Christ the Lamb, Redeemer  – worthy to open the scroll --- Sheaf of the Firstfruits during the DUB(days of unleavened bread; my note: no, "Firstfruits" always falls on the Sunday of Spring Holy Week)

6 – 8:6 --- Seven Seals of the Scroll  – Pentecost(?) ---- or part of FirstFriuts? (1st horseman of the apocalypse, white horse, victor, ride continues to 'end') "the scroll is opened (unrolled) and out comes a white horse and rider.."

7:4,9; 14:4 --- Two Wave Loaves/Two Multitudes – Israel and the Gentiles --- Pentecost (Acts 2,from many lands)

8:7 --- 11:19 – Seven Trumpets --- Trumpets

12 --- INSET (hooray, someone else sees this chapter is an insert, whole on its own)

13 --- 19  – Great Tribulation --- Trumpets  ---this, and the rest, is where I would differ
20:1-3  – Satan bound --- Atonement
20:4-6  – Millennial reign of the Messiah --- Tabernacles
20:7-15  – Judgment Last Great Day
(Quote: The above chart is based on the information contained in David Hill’s booklet on The Correlation between the Holy Days and the Book of Revelation)
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This makes more sense to me:

Trumpets --- calamities/judgments announce the return of Jesus, the blown shofar "come to the Lord"
     7th Trump - His return/1st resurrection/beginning of His 1000 year reign (represented by the 10 days of "Trumpets"?)
          Bowls (of final bubbling and spilling over consequences)/Judgment
               (quick & ?concurrent) and Satan bound

Day of Atonement --- 2nd resurrection, judgment day (represented by 5 days between DOA & Tabernacles?)

Tabernacles! --- "God will now tabernacle with man" - The New Jerusalem and the very throne of God come to Earth (made new in a universe made new) - God filling all things every where - "all in all")

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Late Easter Poem For Earth Day


Try as we may
To keep each and every day..
In the end, they all slip away..

Yet peridot buds upon the trees,
Every year scripted,
A message for thou's and thee's.

With the blue sky above,
And the crashing of the seas,
All a proclamation of His truest love.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

What I've Been Up To Lately


During 2014 I worked on a reading schedule of reading the four gospels as one continuous account.  I was semi happy with the result. You see, it turned out to be a bit repetitive in places. So I have been working on dividing the reading into two six month schedules.

I've managed to, I hope, have the two schedules done, and am now proofreading my way through the first one. It's going very well!

Previous to this, I followed a schedule of reading one gospel per season of the year. I also like to read the letters of the New Testament in the order they were believed to have been written. Reading them this way brings out a much more complete and clearer picture - a cohesive whole picture - of the days and events of the earliest believers, the first churches as they sprang up and grew, and the challenges they faced. This schedule can be found here - http://inner-monastery.blogspot.com/p/daily.html

Friday, April 3, 2015

Life In Himself


From John 5:26-29

"..as the Father hath life* in himself, so He gave also to the Son to have life* in himself... the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and they shall come forth; those who did the good things to a rising again of life, and those who practised the evil things to a rising again of judgment."

"life" = #2222 in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance - "zoe" - "life, lit or fig, life" - "from #2198 - to live"

From John 10:15

"..I lay down my life* for the sheep."

"life" = #5590 - "pneuma" - "breath"

From 1 Corinthians 15:53,52

"..this mortal must put on immortality.. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

"..as the Father hath life in himself, so He gave also to the Son to have life in himself... the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and they shall come forth; those who did the good things to a rising again of life, and those who practised the evil things to a rising again of judgment."

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Never Give In To A Bully

Concerning words.. And debate. One of the surest signs that you are the more accurate in a dialogue is when the other side displays a sort of bullying attitude. Instead of presenting points which support their view, the tactic is to belittle another's view. To intimidate.

Condescension is a close relative to this.

"Be gentle with all.. with a mild spirit.. forgiving one another.. pray for those who despitefully use you.."