Dec 7, 2013

It came upon a (Unitarian) midnight clear

Edmund Hamilton Sears's beloved carol longs for peace.
By Ken Sawyer    

Even in Unitarian Universalist churches that rarely talk about Jesus, we sing Christmas carols. Maybe this shouldn't be surprising: Their popularity in America began about the time a Unitarian minister, the Rev. Edmund Hamilton Sears, wrote "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear," in 1849.

Sears was the minister of the small congregation in Wayland, Massachusetts, in the late 1830s, but went to Lancaster, Massachusetts, to serve a larger congregation. After seven years of hard work, he suffered a breakdown and returned to Wayland. He wrote his famous carol while serving as a part-time preacher in Wayland, which called him back to full-time service in 1850. (He retired in 1865.)
Some say the carol was first performed by parishioners gathered in his home on Christmas Eve.

Another account says he wrote the carol for the Sunday school of the Unitarian church in Quincy, Massachusetts. (In those days, people didn't sing carols in church, where they were thought inappropriately childish or secular, as opposed to old hymns like "O Come, All Ye Faithful," and not many carols had been written.) We don't know where the carol was first performed, nor do we know what tune they sang, since the one to which we sing it now wasn't written until the next year, by a New York organist named Richard Storrs Willis.

Sears' words are both beautiful and powerful. The message is grounded in the first verse in the biblical past. It becomes prophetic in the last verse, which raises yet again the hope of a time to come of peace on earth. But it is most strikingly put in his third verse:
Yet with the woes of sin and strife
   the world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel strain have rolled
   two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
   the love song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife
   and hear the angels sing.
Sears' song is remarkable for its focus not on Bethlehem, but on his own time, and on the ever-contemporary issue of war and peace. Written in 1849, it has long been assumed to be Sears' response to the just ended Mexican-American War. Sears' pacifism would take second place to his commitment to abolishing slavery in the Civil War, but his carol remains, repeated all over the world every year. Probably more than any other Christmas carol, it talks about today — his day or our day. It says that the call to peace and goodwill to all is as loud on any other day as it was on that midnight of old, if we would but listen "in solemn stillness."

This point of view can be disconcerting to some Christians, who note that the "angel song" doesn't have anything in particular to do with Jesus, who is never mentioned. Indeed, some Christians have been trying to have our popular carol removed from their denominational hymnbooks. Others have simply rewritten the words. I know, that sounds like something UUs would do. In fact, we have, tinkering with some sexist language. But in some denominations' hymnbooks, the last verse has been rewritten to give Jesus a larger role. Ironically, Sears was considered theologically conservative by other Unitarians in his day.

Of all the carols that use the Christian story and its language and images, none lifts up a universal human hope more beautifully than Edmund Hamilton Sears's did, singing of the perennial hope of peace.

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The Israelite's Dilemma - Chuck Missler




In this segment Chuck Missler discusses the Israelite's dilemma. This segment comes from the "Psalms" commentary published by Koinonia House.

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Thoughts on Scottish Hacker Gary MacKinnon and the United States Space Fleet (the Secret Space Program)

Dr. Farrell is discussing in this video what the purpose of Gary MacKinnon as a "whistleblower" might be, and is this definitive proof of a Secret Space Program conducted by the U.S.   Fascinating stuff...


Joseph comments on a story that fell below the radar during a week of heavy news: the UK computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, who allegedly hacked into NASA and other US government agency computers, will not be extradited to the USA. Here's the Black Vault article that forms the core of his commentary:

http://www.theblackvault.com/m/news/v...

Dec 6, 2013

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: From Wesley to Our Hymnals

A nice brief on the compilation of efforts that created this great Christmas song. Always fascinated by the relationship between the "free will" Wesley Brothers and the "Calvinist" Whitefield. They went their separate ways, but maintained a love and respected that lasted a lifetime. Good stuff.

At least four people brought the now-inviolable hymn to its current form.

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled:
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings;
Mild, he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88), George Whitfield (1714-70),
Martin Madan (1726-90) and William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915) Music: Mendelssohn, from a chorus by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47), adapted by William Hayman Cummings
The carol we now know as "Hark! the herald angels sing" did not start life as such, and required at least four people to bring it to its current form. Wesley's original, written as a Christmas Day hymn and first published in 1739, is made up of ten four-line verses, rather than the longer eight-line verses with refrain which we have now.
 
It is interesting to note that in the original version of Wesley's, the heavens ring with the phrase "Glory to the King of kings," echoing Luke's "Glory to God in the highest heaven."
 
George Whitfield, who had been a student with Wesley, changed this to "Glory to the newborn King" in 1753. His fairly revolutionary Calvinist position was not compatible with Wesley's gentler reforming approach, which eventually bore fruit in the Methodist movement that he and his brother John inspired, Whitfield maintained the four-line verses of Wesley's original, but changed the angels' emphasis: "Glory to the newborn King" means something slightly but significantly different from "Glory to the King of kings." In the Gospel account, the angels praise God, whereas in "Hark! the herald angels sing," they are inaccurately described as praising Jesus. Furthermore, Luke does not say that the angels "sing," and so it may well be that this reinterpretation by Whitfield has emphasized the popular but unscriptural picture of angels singing the Gloria. ("While shepherds watched" also implies that they sang.)
 
Whitfield also cut the final verses, which are now largely forgotten:

Come, desire of nations, come,
Fix in us thy humble home;
Rise, the woman's conquering seed,
Bruise in us the serpent's head.
Now display thy saving power,
Ruin'd nature now restore;
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to thine.
Adam's likeness, Lord, efface,
Stamp thy image in its place.
Second Adam from above,
Reinstate us in thy love.
Let us thee, though lost, regain,
Thee, the life, the inner man:
O, to all thyself impart,
Form'd in each believing heart.
There is some real theological insight in these neglected verses. First of all we notice the Advent antiphon "Come, desire of nations, come," followed by a reference to the Fall, with the serpent bruising the heel of humanity and Adam bruising its head (Genesis 3:15). Wesley cleverly alters the meaning, asking that the serpent in us (sin) should be bruised (defeated) by Christ, the second Adam, who reinstates us as beloved sons and daughters of God. In the restoration of sinful humanity to a state of grace through the incarnation of Christ, the joining of divine and human nature is also achieved. Consequently, that which was lost (salvation) is gained and a new life is granted to all believers.

Article found at - http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/decemberweb-only/150-52.0.html

Western vs. Eastern Thinking / Gentile vs. Hebrew Mindsets




What are the differences between a Gentile-Western mindset & Hebrew-Eastern mindset? This is a half-hour glimpse into "Hebrew Roots - Part 7" or "The Mind of the Messiah - Part 2". For 4 hours I taught Discover Church what it means to have "the mind of Christ"... then how to apply this revelation to faith, family and justice. And yes, you will get some end times preparation, too. I pray you will enjoy getting to know the Messiah in a fresh way.

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What’s Causing the Rise in ADHD?

By Dr. Mercola
According to a 2010 US government survey,1 1 in 10 American children now has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003.
ADHD makes it hard for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior, and an increasing number of older children, including high school students, are now being labeled as having ADHD. Adult ADHD is also becoming more prevalent. 
As reported by the Las Vegas Guardian Express,2 nearly 11 percent of American kids are labeled with the disorder. More than twice as many boys are diagnosed with ADHD than girls—one in five, compared to one in 11. The featured article speculates about the cause behind these rising numbers. 
Some experts feel the increase could be due to increased awareness and better diagnosis, but I think you’ll find it interesting that this trend also coincides with increased prevalence of the pervasive weed killer, glyphosate, in the American food supply.
There’s also plenty of room for overdiagnosis. In fact, an ADHD diagnosis is often made on the subjective observations of teachers or guardians, based on signs that nearly every child will display at some point. Aggravating factors, such as diet or home environment, are oftentimes overlooked entirely. 
The featured article actually points out some interesting correlations between ADHD diagnoses and changes to the American educational system that might help explain how, if not why, so many children are misdiagnosed or flat out falsely diagnosed.

What Is ADHD?

But before we get into potential causes for the uptick in prevalence, let’s review how ADHD is qualified in the first place. The disorder involves a cluster of symptoms that includes inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors.  
Often, children with ADHD struggle in school and have difficulty managing interpersonal relationships. They also tend to suffer from low self-esteem. The similar term attention deficit disorder (ADD) has largely been replaced with ADHD, as it describes two of the most common symptoms of the condition, inattention, and hyperactive-impulsive behavior.  
Diagnosing ADHD really comes down to a matter of opinion, as there is no physical test, like a brain scan, that can pinpoint the condition. This could change, however. According to a recent study, a newer MRI method called magnetic field correlation imaging that can detect low iron levels in the brains of children with ADHD could potentially help parents and patients make better informed decisions about treatment. As reported by Medicine.net:3
“Psychostimulant drugs used to treat ADHD affect levels of the brain chemical dopamine. Because iron is required to process dopamine, using MRI to assess iron levels in the brain may provide a noninvasive, indirect measure of the chemical, explained study author Vitria Adisetiyo... If these findings are confirmed in larger studies, this technique might help improve ADHD diagnosis and treatment...
The [magnetic field correlation imaging] scans revealed that the 12 ADHD patients who'd never been treated with psychostimulant drugs such as Ritalin had lower brain iron levels than those who'd received the drugs and those in the control group. The lower iron levels in the ADHD patients who'd never taken stimulant drugs appeared to normalize after they took the medicines.”
At present, diagnosis is dependent on subjective evaluation, and, for better or worse, teachers can play a significant role in this evaluation. Most children with ADHD will display a combination of inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behavior, along with the following symptoms:4
Frequent fidgeting or squirming Difficulty playing quietlyAlways seems on the go
RestlessnessExcessive talking and interrupting othersDifficulty waiting his or her turn
Frequent daydreamingFrequently has problems organizing tasks or activitiesDifficulty following through on instructions and apparently not listening

Many of these “symptoms” could describe virtually any child, or most children, on any given day. Hence, those who display these symptoms at school but not at home or with friends are not considered to have ADHD. Ditto for children who display symptoms at home but not at school.

Only children who struggle with inattention and hyperactive or impulsive behaviors around the clock are deemed to have ADHD—or at least they should be. According to a 2010 study,5 an estimated 20 percent of children are misdiagnosed with ADHD.
According to some, the disorder may not even be a “real” disorder at all. Psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, hailed as the “scientific father of ADHD,” actually went on record saying that ADHD is “a prime example of a fictitious disease.” He made this stunning confession in a 2012 interview with the German paper Der Spiegel, just seven months prior to his death6 at the age of 87.

How the American School System May Be Promoting ADHD Diagnoses

At least part of the rise in prevalence could be attributed to inappropriate diagnosis. As reported in the featured article, there’s an interesting correlation between the rise in ADHD diagnoses and the implementation of the US Elementary and Secondary Education Act known as “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB). The program was implemented nationwide in 2002.  
The NCLB standardized teaching methods across the US which, contrary to what the name implies, does leave a lot of kids “behind,” in the sense that brighter children frequently end up bored and discouraged from lack of academic challenge. And bored, discouraged children will oftentimes “act out.”
“Now with the implementation of CORE standards, who some describe as NCLB on steroids, there is a chance the ADHD numbers may climb even more,” the article predicts.7
But there’s more to this story...
“Another study, published by the Child Mind Institute, states there might be another incentive behind the rise, and that is the financial benefit to schools. Many schools, especially those where the tax base is much poorer... rely heavily on federal funding to operate.  
Long before NCLB was enacted, many of these districts had already enacted ‘consequential accountability statutes,’” which penalized a school when children failed; however, often scores for children diagnosed with ADHD are not counted... thereby helping to ensure the passing test scores of the class as a whole.
Geographically speaking, children in the South are diagnosed far more often with ADHD than children living in Western states by a rate of nearly 63 percent. North Carolina, one of the first states to implement consequential accountability statutes, stands at a ADHD diagnosis rate of over 16 percent; California, one of the last states to implement these policies, ranks at only 6.2 percent. The difference is staggering.”

Read the full article here

Santa = Wildman 2013

By Loren Coleman
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Above is part of the 2013 Santa = Wildman display recently curated at the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

Since the Christmas season of 2002, I’ve been mentioning that people might wish to read the LA Weekly’s entertaining and insightful article by artist Jeffrey Vallance. (Here’s another, backup version over at The Fortean Times).

Arriving to be an art professor for a few years ago at Umea University in northern Sweden, Vallance wrote that he “was puzzled by the enigmatic heraldic symbol of Lapland, the Wildman — a hairy, reddish, bestial character dressed in leaves, wielding a gnarled club.”
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Jeffrey Vallance (on the right) and Loren Coleman. Taken in June 2006.
He reflected: “To me he looked like a typical prehistoric caveman or the Jolly Green Giant. I collected vague reports of an actual Swedish Wildman (Snömannen), a Yeti-like creature believed to inhabit the remote areas of the forest. One day when wandering through the wilds of Lapland, I beheld an astonishing thing: a colossal statue of the Wildman painted bright red with a snowy white beard. From a distance it looked like Santa Claus. As I stood at the base, staring up at the Herculean statue, it hit me like a hunk of red-hot ejecta from Mount Hekla: Santa Claus, the Wildman and Snömannen must spring from the same ancient source. I determined to find the connections between these enigmatic characters.”

Vallance is a friendly and funny fellow, whom I met for the first time in 2005 at the Bates Cryptozoology Symposium and whose art was featured in 2006 in the traveling art exhibition in Kansas City. His LA Weekly essay is a merry discovery chase through the Lapland woods in pursuit of how the old stories of the Wildmen and Snowmen (Snömannen) are interwoven into those of Santa Claus.
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“The Wildman of the Middle Ages was described as a grotesque, bestial, ape-like creature, dark, filthy and bearded. Its body was covered in thick, matted hair and gave off a foul odor,” he continues. “The habitat of the wildman was the northern woods where he lived in a cave or den. His traditional beast of burden was the reindeer. The Wildman shares all these traits with the Yeti….Over the ages, the brutal Wildman figure evolved into a character more like a clown or holiday fool. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss follows a classic Wildman scenario: The Grinch is a hairy, Bigfoot-like creature that lives in an alpine cave in a mountain similar to the Matterhorn.”
Grinch
In the 2000 motion picture adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Director Ron Howard has Jim Carrey, as the green Grinch, pose like Bigfoot in the classic Patterson-Gimlin 1967 film position. The Wildman is drawn full circle in art, folklore, fiction, legend, and popular culture.
Separated at birth, humm
Enjoy Vallance’s article and reflect on how Santa Claus and Wildmen are interrelated. Read elsewhere about what I’ve written on Wildmen and cultural icons, and for an especially thoughtful examination of this topic, devour the wonderful book, Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas, Spanning 50,000 Years by Phyllis Siefker.
Happy Wildman Yule Days.
SantasAnotherView

Fire in the Sky News/Meteor hits man's home/Giant fireball Hawaii!




Earth approaches......Incredible sightings continue! Major event with sonic booms!

http://www.amsmeteors.org/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-...
http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/en/
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Dec 5, 2013

The Star of Behtlehem - A Supernatural Sign in the Heavens

Matthew was one of the twelve apostles. He also wrote the first book of the New Testament. In that book, he recorded that the birth of Jesus was accompanied by an extraordinary celestial event: a star led the magi (the “wise men”) to Jesus. This star “went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was” (Matthew 2:9). What was this star? And how did it lead the magi to the Lord? There have been many speculations.

Common Explanations

Explanations for the event include a supernova, a comet, a massing of planets, a triple conjunction of Jupiter and Regulus (a bright star in the constellation Leo), or the astonishing conjunction of Jupiter and Venus on June 17, 2 BC. Although each of these events is truly spectacular and may have been fitting to announce the birth of the King of Kings, none of them seems to fully satisfy the details of the straightforward reading of Matthew 2. None of the above speculations fully explain how the star “went ahead of” the magi nor how it “stood over where the child was.” Indeed no known natural phenomenon would be able to stand over Bethlehem since all “natural” stars continually move due to the rotation of the earth.1 They appear to rise in the east and set in the west, or circle around the celestial poles. However, the Bible does not say that this star was a natural phenomenon.

Natural Law

Of course, God can use natural law to accomplish His will. In fact, a biblical definition of natural law is the way that God normally upholds the universe and accomplishes His will, but God is not bound by the laws He created; He may (and does on occasion) temporarily suspend those laws when He has an important reason to do so.

The Virgin Birth itself was a supernatural event; it cannot be explained within the context of known natural laws. And it should not be surprising that the birth of the Son of God would be accompanied by a supernatural sign in the heavens. The star that led the magi seems to be one of those incredible acts of God—specially designed and created for a unique purpose.2 Let us examine what this star did according to Matthew 2.

Purpose of the Star

First, the star alerted the magi to the birth of Christ, prompting them to make the long trek to Jerusalem. These magi were “from the East” according to verse 1; they are generally thought to be from Persia, which is east of Jerusalem. If so, they may have had some knowledge of the Scriptures since the prophet Daniel had also lived in that region centuries earlier. Perhaps the magi were expecting a new star to announce the birth of Christ from reading Numbers 24:17, which describes a star coming from Jacob and a King (“scepter”)3 from Israel.4

Ethereal or Physical

Curiously, the magi seem to have been the only ones who saw the star—or at least the only ones who understood its meaning. Israel’s King Herod had to ask the magi when the star had appeared (Matthew 2:7). If the magi alone saw the star, this further supports the notion that the star of Bethlehem was a supernatural manifestation from God rather than a common star, which would have been visible to all.

Clearing up Misconceptions

Contrary to what is commonly believed, the magi did not arrive at the manger on the night of Christ’s birth; rather, they found the young Jesus and His parents living in a house (Matthew 2:11). This could have been nearly two years after Christ’s birth, since Herod—afraid that his own position as king was threatened—tried to have Jesus eliminated by killing all male children under the age of two (Matthew 2:16).

It may be that the star first appeared over Bethlehem when the magi were in the East (Persia).5,6 From that distance, they would not have been able to distinguish the exact location but would certainly have known to head west. They went to Israel’s capital city Jerusalem, a likely place to begin their search for the King of the Jews.

It seems that the star may have disappeared by the time the magi reached Jerusalem but then reappeared when they began their (much shorter) journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, approximately 6 miles (10 km) away. This view is supported by the fact that first, the magi had to ask King Herod where the King of the Jews was born, which means the star wasn’t guiding them at that time (Matthew 2:2). And second, they rejoiced exceedingly when they saw the star (again) as they began their journey to Bethlehem (Matthew 2:10).

After the magi had met with Herod, the star went on before them to Bethlehem and stood over the location of Jesus. It seems to have led them to the very house that Jesus was in—not just the city. The magi already knew that Christ was in Bethlehem. This they had learned from Herod, who had learned it from the priests and scribes (Matthew 2:4–5, 8). For a normal star, it would be impossible to determine which house is directly beneath it. The star over Christ may have been relatively near the surface of earth (an “atmospheric” manifestation of God’s power) so that the magi could discern the precise location of the Child.

Whatever the exact mechanism, the fact that the star led the magi to Christ is evidence that the star was uniquely designed, made by God for a very special purpose. God can use extraordinary means for extraordinary purposes. Certainly the birth of our Lord was deserving of honor in the heavens. It is fitting that God used a celestial object to announce the birth of Christ since “the heavens declare the glory of God…” (Psalm 19:1).

Dr. Jason Lisle holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Lisle is a popular author for Answers in Genesis and also uses his knowledge of the heavens and his biblical perspective to proclaim the handiwork of God in lectures, such as Distant Starlight and Creation Astronomy.

Read more at - http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n2/star-of-bethlehem

Re-engineered Humans Within The Next Year

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans


Robot sitting in a library
Are we moving to an era of highly intelligent robots?

Rob Nail walks into the room looking like a Silicon Valley Doctor Who as played by David Tennant - tailored suit, 3D-printed trainers and the Californian twist on the sonic screwdriver, Google Glass.

But despite spending most of his days predicting what the future will look like, he doesn't want to become a time lord.

"I feel more like a robot," says the chief executive of the Singularity University (SU).

He thinks that the gap between humans and robots is closing as biology and silicon increasingly collide.

He reels off examples.

Bionic eyes that combine a Google Glass device with a tiny electrode in the retina and will be available in the US for partially-sighted people in a few weeks' time. It is only a matter of time before they filter down to the wider public. "Useful for pilots.," he says.

He describes apps for the next-generation Google Glass that will allow users to read the heat maps of people's faces to tell if someone is lying or not. "They will either be banned or become a must-have in the world's boardrooms."

And the first re-engineered human is not far off, either. "It will come within the next year, probably initially to offset some disease," he predicts.

"If you want to be at the head of the class in future you are going to have to be enhanced," he says matter-of-factly.
Disruptive technology
A brain with circuits and code Can the human brain be compared to computer code?

Singularity University is a quintessentially Silicon Valley concept. An organisation some regard almost as a cult, others treat with amusement but which few are prepared to entirely ignore.

That isn't just because it is home to some of the brightest minds on the planet. Or the fact that it is based at Nasa's research park in Mountain View and within spitting distance of the Google campus.

What is making people sit up and take notice of SU is the fact that it has identified a range of disruptive technologies - innovations that can disrupt existing markets - that it believes will change the world, from digital manufacturing to biotechnology, from robotics to artificial intelligence.

Read the full article at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25000753

Bethlehem's Star

This is a possible explanation for the actual alignment of the planets and constellations that the Magi saw which told them the time and direction to go and find the "King of kings".  A second video helping to explain the first is below. Check out Igo2slo4u2cme's Youtube channel for more interesting videos of the constellations.


Do you want to see what the Magi saw that brought them to Jerusalem? I show you in Stellarium. For best results go FULLSCREEN and turn up your VOLUME!


Thanks to ESO for the Milky way photo. Image credit ESO/S. Brunier
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Bethlehem's Star Explained  

 


This video is an explanation of my Bethlehem's Star video. I talk you through everything that happened.

Apocalyptic "The River Turns Blood Red" In Slovakia

Seems to be a lot of this going around the last few years...


Apocalyptic signs of the end times as the water turns blood red in Slovakia http://www.paulbegleyprophecy.com also http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Dec 4, 2013

Joseph's Dream

Life and Heart of Jesus
Gossip is not the mark of a righteous man or woman. If Joseph had started complaining to others about Mary’s problem, he would have disgraced her. In Proverbs we discover that gossip is the revealing of negative secrets,
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, therefore do not associate with a gossip. (NASB) Prov. 20:19

That is, when we reveal a damaging secret, we have gossiped. It does not matter what our motive might be. Some individuals do not know when they are gossiping, because gossip has become so common our lives. That is who they are. Those who associate with gossips become like them. Gossips are not trustworthy people. No one should confide anything to them.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy conceals a matter. (NASB) Prov. 11:13
 
The Holy Spirit lists gossip as a sin in 2 Cor. 12:20. Joseph was not a gossip!
 
The Decision. Apparently, Joseph had been thinking about this decision for awhile and was ready to put her away when God spoke to him in a dream though an angel.
 
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." (NASB) Matt. 1:20

God has often spoken to men in dreams: Joseph (Gen. 37:5), Solomon (1 Kings 3:5), Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 2:3), and Daniel (Dan. 7:1). God has spoken to those who believe in Him and to those who have not believed in Him. Some of the unbelievers have been Nebuchadnezzar and the magi (Matt. 2:12). In Deuteronomy God indicates that He does speak to His prophets in dreams. 
 
Read more at  -  http://www.neverthirsty.org/pp/series/Life/LH010/LH02.html

Comet ISON "Dead Or Alive" Biblical Event...

It's a strange thing that a comet begins to disintegrate after it passes the Sun, not as it passes the Sun.  This defies natural explanation...


 Karl Battams of NASA and US Navy Sungrazer declares ISON dead, but wait here is proof http://www.paulbegleyprophecy.com also http://news.cnet.com also BPEarthWatch You Tube Channel

The CIA, Satan & the JFK Assassination

As much deep info as I've ever heard from occult researcher Freeman.  You can skip ahead to around the 20 minute mark to get into the deep stuff.  Included in this is the claim by Charles Harrelson, Actor Woody Harrelson's father, that he shot JFK.  It's an amazing story if nothing else.  One great truth revealed here is why evil people continue to involve themselves in the madness of Satanism.  It's because they get something out of it.  Temporarily that is.


 50 years after the assassination of President John F Kennedy, Freeman reveals which contemporary Hollywood star's father confessed to firing the fatal bullet. - Freeman on Good Vibrations with Mark Devlin Nov. 22nd 2013
http://freemantv.com/cia-satan-jfk-as...
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NASA/Secret Space Program Defense Grid Revealed - Or Something Else

Fascinating video taken here that looks a lot like evidence of the Secret Space Program, which I've covered in articles and videos by researches Richard Dolan, Peter Levenda and Joseph Farrell.   A technology that is so advanced it appears supernatural would be the most obvious evidence of a breakaway civilization, that is, a behind-the-scenes group with unlimited resources controlling the most advanced new technology.  Why?  Read Psalm 2.



All rights reserved on video footage recorded on the 29th and 30th of November we located and tracked what we believe are the secret defense grid satellites, they were labeled as com satellites but I'm not buying that from NASA! 2 hour chase condensed in to 3 minutes at 64x speed

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Chemtrail Tanker Up Close with ON and OFF Spraying

I like anything that exposes chemtrail activity because so few people are willing to look up and see what's happening in the air they breathe.  This "on/off" spraying you can see on most days in the USA, when pilots are denying that chemtrails exist or claiming that this is all normal (whatever normal is).  The more we get people to wake up, the more truth we can share, the better their chances are of making the right decision in those things that are coming.




The cockpit chatter near the end is interesting considering this flight crew witnessed the event with their own eyes before uploading the low resolution video to Youtube.
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CHEMTRAIL PROOF: http://tinyurl.com/bmdr2pd : -- In 2010 an Aerospace Engineers presented conclusive evidence for Covert Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering, (aka "Chemtrails") in a 336 page report called "CASE ORANGE". The report was commissioned by THE BELFORT GROUP (UK), who held a "CHEMTRAILS SYMPOSIUM" where the conclusions were presented by Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Coen Vermeeren. The Video is on YOUTUBE -- ALSO: The term "chemtrails" is in the text of 2001 legislation, (HR-2977) where "chemtrails" are defined as an "exotic weapon.

Dec 3, 2013

Memra - The Christmas Story in John Chapter 1

I've often been fascinated by a third story of the incarnation of the eternal Son of God into the man Jesus of Nazareth.  We have Joseph's account of events in the Gospel of Matthew, and Mary's version of events in the Gospel of Luke.  Yet a third version exists, one that has the view of an Eternal God in mind, and that is the beginning of the Gospel of John. 

In this gospel John speaks of the Eternal, Pre-Existent Word (in Greek, logos) that takes on the form of a human man.  Because the Greek word logos has many Greek philosophical attachments, many have inferred that John was heavily influenced by Greek culture and writing in his Gospel.  This is quite an unnecessary view.  The Hebrew people were well acquainted with the idea of God's "Memra", the Aramaic word of "word", that would intervene in the lives of men, carry God's word, and accomplish His purposes.  To further this view, I give you the following brief outline from Dr. Michael S. Heiser on Memra, the Eternal, Pre-Existent Word of God from the Old Testament.

     At the outset, it's important to recall that we are still dealing with the issue of who was with God before anything was created.  In the last chapter we looked at Wisdom, God's "co-creator" or special agent of creation.  We saw how Wisdom was a deity figure and identified as Jesus in the New Testament.  In this chapter we will meet the second member of the Jewish Godhead again, albeit by a different name (and yes, I said Jewish).

     If you caught the play on words (or on the Word!) that closed the last chapter, you have an idea as to what our subject will be in this chapter.  If you've been a Christian for any amount of time you have probably heard a sermon or Bible study lesson from John 1:1-3, 14, where John identifies the Word (the Greek word for "word" is "Logos") as the One who became flesh and lived with them - Jesus.  That kind of talk can be confusing.  How does a person become known as the "Word"?  I'm hoping to shed some light on this for you and, as always, take you down a few unfamiliar but exciting roads.

     It probably won't surprise you that I'm going to start with John 1, even though that's the most famous "Jesus is the Word" chapter.  That would be too predictable and formulaic.  My habit of starting with the Old Testament is something to get used to - I want to show how all these ideas started with Israel's Bible before there even was a New Testament.  For those of you who may have done some reading about Jesus as the Logos before, it may surprise you that I'm going to disagree with the consensus view that John got this idea from Greek philosophers who talked about the Logos as the reason principle that governed the world.  I don't think John's idea of the (Logos) had much to do with the pagan Greeks.  I think John got it from his Old Testament and Jewish teachings in the synagogues of his day.

     The phrase "the word of the Lord came to me" or something similar is very common in the Old Testament.  That often happened to prophets who were getting tuned by God aurally to receive some message to deliver to a typically unreceptive audience.  There are occasions when it means more. though - when it's actually describing a person or entity.  So, in what follows, I don't mean to say that when one sees this phrase or one like it that it always or even mostly refers to some sort of divine person.  I only mean to say that sort of thing does happen, and I believe it's fundamental to what John had in mind when he wrote the first chapter of his gospel.  Let's take a look at some examples.

Read the full text at - http://www.thedivinecouncil.com/WordChapter.pdf
    

Paul Walker, Fake News and Ritual Murders

Terrorist mastermind Bin Laden at his hilarious "compound," flipping through his high tech antenna channels.
Terrorist mastermind Bin Laden at his hilarious “compound,” flipping through his high tech UHF antenna channels in the mainstream promoted media image.

By: Jay

Two of the most difficult topics that cause such a ruckus among haters and critics of the subject matter presented on sites like mine are fake news and ritual murders.  For most, the concept of a ritual murder is unheard of, while fake news is equally as implausible and ridiculous.  These two nefarious topics are not just unbelievable to the public, but suggest a deeper significance in regard to the mass psyche.  In this article I’m going to highlight that connection.  One of the most common questions asked by those who see such claims and immediately react to evidence presented is “Why?” Why would anyone go to this trouble?  Why would powerful players use media and ritual murder to manipulate?  I intend to answer those questions, but first, a few considerations.

The main reason for these techniques is fear.  Control of large populations is done by management of human hopes, dreams and fears.  If your hopes and fears are known, you are that much easier to control.  The massive internet grid being erected is for this purpose: to track and trace mass movements for the purpose of algorithmic predictive ability.  This is explained in Asimov’s Foundation series, but now it is mainstream news that this is the goal of innernetz.  The establishment itself has even stated on many occasions the internet exists for this purpose.  So-called “leaker” Julian Assange, for example, stated:

“The internet is the “greatest spying machine the world has ever seen” and is not a technology that necessarily favours the freedom of speech, the WikiLeaks co-founder, Julian Assange, has claimed in a rare public appearance.”

Indeed, the history of the Internet is one of Pentagon futurist planning that fits well with the Marshall Plan for a total technological slave grid.  The Marshall Plan is technocracy, which recalls the technocracy of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Between Two Ages, where socialistic techno-bureaucrats will quantify all things into cost-benefit analysis, as the summum bonum of transhumanist utopia is envisioned as the path to theosis.
Hugo Drax is real! He's Assange!
Hugo Drax is real! He’s Assange!
 
But let’s not trust too much in Assange and the establishment anti-establishment joke that is WikiLeaks.  If you recall, when Wikileaks was a big news story a few years ago, it was the buzz of the whole media.  Assange was pictured as a rebel that wanted to end the American Empire by releasing sensitive cables and videos that pictured the military as cruel and barbaric.   Around that same time, images were being promoted in the mainstream media that compared WikiLeaks’ “secret base” as something akin to a real-life Blofeld or Hugo Drax.  Here is CBS promoting the ridiculous story.  The Bond references are not just humor, either, as the references to Fleming are a tongue in cheek nod to psychological warfare.  The psy op here is WikiLeaks itself, and we are expected to believe that WikiLeaks houses its sensitive US data at the Swedish Pionen Defense bunker.  The Pionen “bunker” now houses a bar.  Too bad the State Department, CIA and the military can’t get into a Stockholm greenhouse bar in a country that offers rendition services to the CIA.

Read the full post here - http://jaysanalysis.com/2013/12/01/fake-news-and-ritual-murders/#more-4546

"Persecuted, But Not Forsaken"

Some good stuff from 2 Corinthians, especially appropriate as we near the "end of the age" and begin yet another Christmas season, honoring the time the Eternal Memra (Word of God) became a mortal man, that He might become the sacrifice for "whosoever" would believe.


Pastor Paul Begley reads 2 Corinthians Chapter 4 & 5:1-8 http://www.paulbegleyprophecy.com

Dec 2, 2013

BREAKING: "Comet ISON Is Spreading Out Fast"

Comet ISON may have more pieces, but questions remain.  How big are the fragments, and how much at risk are we to getting hit by the big ones?


Comet ISON is becoming possible danger as it spreads out in space http://www.paulbegleyprophecy.com also BPEarthWatch You Tube Channel

V For Vendetta & Satanism

Welcome to anarchy and the Lord of Misrule, Satan Himself.  Anarchy makes the devil quite happy.  He seems to function quite well in such circumstances.


To see this clip and others go to http://theater.goodfight.org . V For Vendetta's screenplay was adapted from the comic book written by satanist Alan Moore. In this video we examine the roots behind the story to see exactly what this movie's intention really is. This is an excerpt from Good Fight Ministries DVD release "Hollywood's War On God".

WTF IS THAT? Wormwood Planet X Red Kachina Nibiru Tyche Nemesis Herculobus or Tiamat?

More good stuff from Thornews, this time a run-down of possible wandering planets or Sun's dark twins, maybe even Wormwood, which should be here soon.  Interesting stuff...


www.youtube.com/thornews We're looking at the very strange Giant planet or Star shaped thing that showed up on the NASA Stereo & Secchi Ahead Satellites. It looks to be about the 7 times the size of Jupiter that both Tyche & Hercolubus are reported to be. It looks like it's got bow shock and if there is one thing we've learned from Comet c/2012 s1 ISON is that Bow Shock in outer space looks like wings. Or is it the old planet Tiamat of legend that supposedly created the Asteroid Belt and gave Earth its Moon? Or is it the Sun's Binary Twin Companion Nemesis - The Dark Star? Or is it just a lens flare from Venus that for some strange reason only shows up once a year? Maybe it's swamp gas? Maybe I'm imagining it. Well. In this video we take a look at all the legends and mythologies behind the tales as we take a look at the video that caused the big uproar and conspiracy. Oh. And there is an Appearance* by Ms. Jenna Marbles & Ms. Selena Gomez. Don't hate bro!

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http://www.astronomy.com/news/2013/11...
http://www.greatdreams.com/Hercolubus...
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Fire in the Sky News/ISON upcoming debris/Tandem Meteors!

More fireballs and a few holiday chemtrails just for fun!


ISON debris field/Super SLOW fireball spotted!? Lasted 18 seconds! N. Carolina.

http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=h...
http://www.amsmeteors.org/
http://skysentinel.nmsu.edu/allsky/vi...
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr...

Dec 1, 2013

A Guide For New Christians By Chris White



Miley Cyrus: Perverted Sex Pusher?




Miley Cyrus has become one of the most controversial and influential music artists since concluding her time on Disney's Hanna Montana. She is now influencing her young fans with sexual perversion and drug use through her songs and music videos, not to mention her widely publicized 2013 MTV VMA Music Awards performance. Tragically, many have followed the ex-Disney child star into incredibly vulgar behavior.

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Is Comet ISON Dead or Alive? Debris Danger!?!

Thornews has been appointed by me as head of space weather questions and explanations.  If nothing else, he is really funny.  Continue your video viewing from this point on at your own risk.  Also, Bigfoot warning! 


www.youtube.com/thornews Is Comet ISON dead? Is Comet ISON alive? Is there debris danger? We take a look at this ever changing ever surprising epic adventure story. 48 hours ago NASA & ESA bungled their Thanksgiving day Solar Dynamics Observatory coverage so bad that they actually pointed their cameras away from Comet c/2012 s1 ISON and missed it's Perihelion completely. Then they went on to announce Comet ISON dead & disintegrated eaten by the Sun. The footage from the STEREO SECCHI & LASCO satellites showed some of ISON's nucleus was still intact and very super massive large big. Then. It all appears to have melted into a cloud of dust. Did La Sol finally win the battle? It hit ISON with several solar flares and coronal mass ejections before during and after the Sungrazer grazed the Sun. When we look at the Helioviewer side by size Earth & ISON comparison. ISON was gigantic. If it did break up, I am almost glad because is was larger than planets. But will what's left of ISON head towards Earth? Karl Battams has mentioned we might get a unique meteor storm because of ISON. Only time will tell. This story changes every few hours and has never gotten dull, so I shall continue to watch.

Will an amateur astronomer unearth a photo of a still alive ISON?
Is Comet ISON a ghost for good?
Oh the post perihelion drama.
I'm am trying to learn about the Heavens.
Be cool.
God bless everyone,
Stay Cool,
T
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astron...
http://spaceweathergallery.com/index....
http://www.isoncampaign.org/Present
http://brucegary.net/ISON/
http://digilander.libero.it/infosis/h...
http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ison/
http://solarimg.org/artis/

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This is part 49 of the THOR performed THORnews series Comet c/2012 s1 ISON WTF NASA - EARTH - Professional Science - She is alive! She is Dead! She is a Zombie! Holy Smokes is are her shattered remains headed at Earth?