Friday, February 29, 2008

Using Prophesy

My husband once asked if everyone knew bascially what it said in the Bible as far as end-time prophecy is concerned. Why wouldn't they try to hide it or do something different.

I gave him a very shallow answer of "Well God knows what's going to happen...perhaps they just do!"

"What about free-will...are you saying that they don't have a choice in doing this?"

I had no answer for that...until now. This is taken from a speech Javier Solana gave:

"Rather than attempt to create a new vision, therefore, the task which presses most urgently upon us at the present time would seem to be to investigate those ancient prophecies which seem to swamp our world of modern vision, to research their origins and implications, to observe their extraordinary effects throughout history and above all to watch the successive efforts of those concerned to control and cope with the forces thus unleashed...we may finally find ourselves in a position not merely to anticipate the likely flow of future events …but actually to exercise a conscious control over those events by co-operating with, rather than opposing, the prophecies...Only then, perhaps, having, as it were, exorcised the former visions, shall we be in a position to create new visions of our own, and thus go on to create a 'new heaven and a new earth' of our own devising."

"For the wisdoms of all ages and cultures will be called upon to surrender their most precious secrets...The massed forces of the Old Age, however, will be unable to check their headlong onrush. In large measure they will go on to destroy each other in a massive, mutual venting of long pent-up aggression…" p. 237
It is not surprising to see that two United Nation’s organizations—the Alliance of Civilizations and Religions for Peace—have combined efforts to promote the concept of Shared Security"

Basically what he's saying is that they were going to use "ancient prophesies in order to further their movement in establishing the New World Order.

I am dumb-founded and amazed at how God answered that question. their own free will, will fulfill what was written so many years ago. My question/statement for them would be this...

So YOU must know exactly who you are

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Churches to Celebrate Evolution Weekend

(From this article)

(list of churches participating)

At least 11,000 clergy will be celebrating “Evolution Weekend” February 8-10 in churches across the country. I have to wonder what an evolution-celebrating worship service would look like. Do they venerate icons of Charles Darwin? Do they have an atheist version of the Lord’s Prayer, “Our Father, Random Chance, thank you for acting on matter so I can be here…” Do they sing hymns? What sort of hymns would those be? “All We Are is Dust in the Wind”? “I Sing the Mighty Power of Chance”? “Darwin, Priceless Treasure”? “Darwin, Joy of Man’s Desiring?”, “Blessed Assurance, Darwin is Mine?” or maybe for a closing song, “Softly and Tenderly, Darwin is Calling”? I can only imagine the sermon in a church like this. “Creationists in the Hands of an Angry Mob” sounds like a likely title. They could use a text from Origin of Species, perhaps. Instead of Sunday School papers featuring the Lord Jesus, they will no doubt be handing out replicas of the evolution chart or doing flannel graph presentations showing the evolutionary progression from ape to liberal pastor.

It really isn’t funny, but even Elijah saw the humor of the Ba’al worshippers dancing around an idol, cutting themselves and calling on their false god for help. These pastors are at war with God and His Word, and they have become vain in their thinking because their foolish hearts are darkened. Professing themselves wise, they have become, in a word, absurd.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Heavy on my mind this morning

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast

~Isaiah 26:20

I was dreaming, but not really, I saw Egypt and the Great Pyramid of Giza. ( I have no idea why) The verse repeated itself over and over and I wondered why. Looking at the Pyramid I thought at first maybe there was a door...
Now I'm wondering if it isn't something else. Either way, I woke up at 6:00 a.m. to go and look the verse up.

This is going into my journal, as it is one of those dreams that is causing my spirit to stir.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Journal being Monitored

I've always been one to see just who is reading my journals behind the scenes. Well on
the other day I noticed a weird IP address...and then again today. So I Googled it and found someone else's journal that was also being monitored by the same person, here's what they wrote:

Virtual PR Watchdog
It appears that my most recent Intelligent Design segment is receiving a great deal of interest. I discovered the following while perusing my server logs startDate=2007-10-14&endDate=2007-10-15&account=73
Hmmm. So I thought, what would a good closet sysadmin do about this one? Well I scanned the box of the originating IP after following the URL yielded a 401 error. Nice set of FOSS tools on that machine.. I digress. Initially, I thought it was some sort of bot trying to be naughty. After further review and a bit of ubiquitous Googling, I discovered that a companies like Converseon and others are hired on a case to case basis to monitor blogs and other digital media. I suppose the effort is to help companies manage their digital reputation. I guess the Cluetrain Manifesto was correct. Markets are indeed conversations. Apparently the company which I showcased hired 'jdoak' to _monitor_ the conversation in this space.

So, I believe 'Jack' or Jake is playing the role of the embedded reporter ;)
Mr. Doak please introduce yourself to the community..

*Update* to the Krusell case, it appears that I will soon be receiving a more robust multiadapt design. Hopefully, many others will benefit from an improved plastic. Once I receive the new hardware, I will share my thoughts.

Posted by AG at 7:08 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

When I read the comments posted, it seems that they are hired to monitor certain blogs.

I'd like to know why mine is now being watched by this ~jdoak

Sunday, February 3, 2008

It's been a Year

What a crazy year it's been. I know that I haven't updated much. I've been so busy with work, child-rearing and being a wife, that simply was too fast, too much, and too beautiful to put into words.

Last year we celebrated my daughter's 1st birthday, found out I was pregnant again and found ourselves suddenly up a creek without a paddle. Literally.

Our dream house ended up being a nightmare, one thing lead into another and every penny that I had inherited or that we had saved the year before was gone...we were now quickly going into debt.

My husband, oh my dearest husband, in hopes of turning the tide, went to St. Louis in search of a job. That was the last time he ever made a decision without first talking with it cost us what little security we had. In return I learned how to love and pray and trust my husband...NO MATTER WHAT.

I felt a strong pull from God, and I began to respond...little by little, walls I had built around my heart began to crumble. Some I vainly tried to hold onto..for as each brick came toppling over, I felt like I was betraying myself.
I had to hold on to this pain, so I would never be in such a situation again.

As many hear in A.A....I let go and Let God. Funny, I used to roll my eyes at times, now I understand what that means.

It was hard when I was given my first practice test, the time my social security was stolen from me. I feel like I did what was right. I did not try and seek revenge, I only sought to protect my name. After all, it was my birthright....right? A new lesson I learned in the midst of that...

Without Him it doesn't matter. I don't matter. That was hard. As I saw that I would not received justice(at least that I could see) I had to apply the Let Go and Let God plan there.

I had a baby. It was an easy and yet painful labor. I felt every moment of Isaiah coming down. With each burning stretch my body overcame pain with love. All of those previous months of wishing that I was NOT pregnant vanished in an instant. This was my promise in flesh. (promise verse Isaiah 54)

Because he wasn't breathing on his own well, they kept us separated until after midnight that night. My heart fell and then died, only to rise and die again, everytime the long hand turned it's hourly corner. Suddenly I was the "new" mother asking herself

"Did I do something wrong?"
"Please forgive me, just help him be okay"

I mean I had always sympathized with other women when they would ask such questions...but now I knew, truly knew.

With the birth of our son, our money was gone...we lived on credit. Our redemption came from an unwanted source...the desert. Phoenix to be exact. The physical hell that I swore I'd never moved to.

Fights and fighting during the move. I told Brandon to go back home. He said No, but didn't really want to be there either. That lasted the first two weeks of our move. Then without warning...

Love came back.

Not that it was gone mind you, it was only hidden beneath our self pity and doubts. I can now see that our bond is even stronger, for our ship has sailed through horrendous waters. We have been tossed to and fro. Many stood and pointed, watching and calculating the date of our demise.

We still are

I look at him and smile...God, how I love his blue eyes. And yes, he still reaches over and pats my bottom. We laugh as the kids bury their heads in our circle of hugs...
Our fights with the older kids are passionate, just as our apologize are. I do yell loud...but I am quick to say I'm sorry....first.

My cupboards are filled, with more than just beans. Not to say beans are not delicious. I can make a mean mexican dinner. Or ham and beans...take your pick.

My bed is cramped with legs and arms...butts that press against my back and stomach. There is little room for movement let alone any thing else. Ask me how much I miss one of them when they are gone.

We all pray at dinner, Hannah holding hands and joining in.

God is real, and is felt, something that I hope and pray becomes stronger every day.

We are working and that's good. I bought the kids new clothes for the first time since Aug.
I just paid off three of our past bills and all I can say is

I know I work 12 hours days, 4 days a week..and at times that's rough. He works the other 3 days, 12 hours a day, and it stinks.

bah..but who is complaining. Arizona is just fine. I am happy here. Of course I haven't felt it's summer.
Still what's the difference? I can stick my head in a hot water bath or an oven...

It's still bloody hot. Only my hair will know the difference.

Today at work a man and I "argued" why I would need the companies donation money more than he.
I won after saying I had 4 children...two babies and two teens.

"And the worse thing is...You'll survive!" he said laughing as he walked away...I laughed too, only to groan in the next second.

Yep we are surviving...quite well I might add.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Sore Displeased

Last week I was praying and reading my Bible when it came to me to read Zechariah. I was originally reading about the end, where Jesus fights against those who posess the earth, however my eyes kept reading the first chapter instead

7Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

8I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

9Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

10And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

11And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

12Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?

13And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words.

14So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.

15And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

16Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

17Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

18Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

19And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

20And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.

21Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.

Please keep those verses in mind. I was reading today a passage written from a hebrew(now christian) pastor about Bush's trip to Israel on the 8-9 of January 2007

President Bush has come to Israel on a very significant date to divide the land!

If you look at the Hebrew Calendar Tuesday - Wednesday, Jan 8-9, 2008, sunset to sunset, was a New Moon, which is very significant on the biblical calendar. It was the date of Shevat 1. The first day of the 11th month. The New Moon is always sanctified or set apart. But look at the biblical significance of it not only being just the first of any particular month, but what happened on this very day, the first day of the 11th month, 3400 yrs ago:

Deuteronomy 1:3,8 And it happened, in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses spoke to the sons of Israel according to all that God had commanded him concerning them; Behold, I have set before you the land; go in and possess the land which the LORD has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them.

It just so happens, this is not only just the first day of the eleventh month, but it is also in the fortieth year since Jerusalem recaptured in 1967!!

Well now, I had to and confirm what exactly he was speaking does not take everything at face value.

1967 was the year of Israel's Six-Day War. now I'm interested.
There was a verse underneath that and my heart started racing as once again, I saw prophecy about to be fufilled once more...

it said to read Zechariah 1-21 because that was Jan 31,2008 or the 24th day of Shevat

Suddenly it all made sense. If you could look at my browser's history, you could see that I had looked up several times what three score ten meant. Well I found out it meant 40 years.

12Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?

It's been 40 years since the Syrian war.

I did a recent study on Isaiah 17 about the destruction of Damscas(Syria)
and I said that I thought that may just soon come to pass.

I am begining to believe that Zechariah is speakng of the same event. Take note of the "red horse" How many times have we read that lately?

8I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom

However I want you to look at one more that is just one more piece of damning evidence that America will be judged severely for the division of Israel.

15And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

He was displeased with us before, but now! He is VERY displeased. If that does not cause one to shudder, than they are foolish indeed.

I had wanted to do a study on the four horns to see just who they might be. Any other time they mentioned 4 horns it was the arab countries surrounding Israel.

I will keep you posted on my studies.

Oh and by the way the next Lunar eclipse that is to occur will be on Feb. 28th. It will be a blood red eclipse. If you recall my posts on that, you will remember that every time there is a blood red moon, it means trouble.

The Jewish Talmud (book of tradition/interpretation) says, "When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is as red as blood, [it is a sign that] the sword is coming to the world."

Total-eclipse “blood-red” moons have been rare in history, however since I've been watching I've noted since 1996 they have occured during "peace talks", and after each one war broke out on that day or soon after.

It makes me wonder if the war with Syria will begin soon after the 28th. (my opinion, not biblical)

Ethiopian Jewish Sigd Festival to Become National Holiday

reprinted from Arutz 7
24 Shevat 5768, 31 January 08 04:07

by Ezra HaLevi

The Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd will soon become a national holiday. Preliminary legislation submitted by MK Uri Ariel (National Union) was approved Wednesday.

The proposal was supported by MKs from National Union, NRP, Shas and Likud, as well as Labor and Meretz.

The ramifications of adopting Sigd as a national holiday would be that the Education Ministry would teach about it in schools and employees would be given the option to take the day off, such as is currently the practice for days like Jerusalem Day and the holiday of Purim. The Prime Minister's Office would also be assigned the responsibility of funding the yearly Sigt festivities in Jerusalem.

Sigd takes place on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, exactly fifty days after Yom Kippur. The holiday is pronounced Sigd (one syllable), which means prostration in Amharic and shares its root with the word for temple. The ceremony resembles the one held for the renewal of the Divine covenant by Ezra the Scribe during the Second Commonwealth, described in the Book of Nechemia. "All the people gathered themselves together as one man into the broad place that was before the water gate; and they spoke unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel" (Nehemiah 8:1)

Prior to their immigration to Israel, the Beta Israel (meaning 'House of Israel') or Falasha (meaning 'strangers,' a term used by their non-Jewish neighbors in Africa) community would observe Sigd each year on mountaintops outside their villages. The Kessim, the community's rabbis and ritual leaders, would ascend the mountain, which was meant to represent Mount Sinai.

Upon the Aliyah (immigration to Israel) of Ethiopia's Jews, the holiday has become both a celebration of returning to Zion and a longing for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem [emphasis TI]. Ethiopian Jews gather from all across Israel at the Armon HaNetziv Promenade, overlooking the Temple Mount.

MK Ariel says he submitted the bill to share the beauty of the holiday with all of Israel, as well as to give the Ethiopian Jewish community the recognition it deserves. "The Ethiopian community has preserved customs dating back to the days of the Holy Temple and even Biblical times," the bill states. "The acceptance of this holiday by the Knesset and the State of Israel will allow for the revival of an age-old tradition and the strengthening of the Ethiopian community's identification with and involvement in the Israeli community at large."

The bill will next be voted upon by the Knesset's Labor and Welfare Committee.

Just some background on the holiday:

The Sigd Festival is fetival that is unique to Beta Israel which are Ethiopian Jews. The holiday symbolizes the handing down of the Torah at Mount Sinai. The word itself is Amharic for prostration and the root letters s-g-d are the same as in Mesgid, one of two Ethiopian Jewish terms for synagogue, or Temple: a clear indication of its association with Jerusalem and its centrality in Jewish life and ritual. During the celebration, members of the community fast, recite Psalms, and gather in Jerusalem where Ethiopian Rabbis called Kessim read from the Orit.

Chesvan is the second month on the Jewish Calendar or the ninth month of the ecclesiastical calendar. It is an autumn month of 29 days, except in "complete" years, in which it has 30 days. Cheshvan usually occurs in October–November on the Gregorian calendar.

It is on the 29th day of Chesvan that the Ethopians choose to observe their holiday.

I will be watching to see just what happens if they do deem this as a holiday...there could be much significance in this.

Other dates that are significant for this month?

17 Cheshvan - (2105 BCE) - Great Flood began

The rain started on the 17th of Cheshvan of the Hebrew year, 1656 (2105 BCE), flooding the enitre earth. Only Noah and his family is said to have survived, in the ark (Noah's Ark) he built (by Divine command), and a pair of each animal species.

17 Cheshvan - (960 BCE) - First Temple completed

King Solomon completed the building of the First Temple (it was not inaugurated until the following Tishrei however)

23 Cheshvan - (137 BCE) - Hasmonean holiday

In Talmudic times, Cheshvan 23 was commemorated as the day on which the stones of the altar which were defiled by the Greeks were removed from the Holy Temple.

27 Cheshvan - (2104 BCE) - Flood ends

On the 27th of Cheshvan of the Hebrew year 1657 (2104 BCE) "the earth dried" (Genesis 8:14), which finished the 365-day duration of the great flood which is said to have wiped out all life on earth except for the eight human beings and the animals (two of each species) that were on Noah's ark. On this day, God is said to have commanded Noah to "Come out of the ark" and repopulate, settle and civilize the earth