It’s What’s for Lent!

‘The season of Lent is upon us… a time of abstinence, fasting and penance.’ And alms giving… Or is it?

It’s what’s for Lent – What’s on your plate?

‘When you fast, don’t be as the hypocrites’. And ‘When you do your alms, don’t sound a trumpet as the hypocrites do… that they may have the glory of men…’ and…

‘Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees/Priests which is hypocrisy.’

Jesus (Matt 6:1-2, 16; Luke 12:1)
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Reconnecting the Roots of America – Part 2

‘God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh’

There are many who acknowledge that the biblical Ephraim and Manasseh, sons of Joseph, son of Jacob/Israel, are represented by Great Britain and America. They, like Joseph, have it backwards, but Jacob knew exactly what he was doing.

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Reconnecting the Roots of America, Part 1

Finding our Ancestral Roots has become a pastime and an important aspect of life for many lately with the availability of DNA tests and programs to help people reconnect with the roots of their Family Tree. But most can only go back a few generations and a few hundred years at best from their own with which to connect. But what if you could go back millennia? Back to the beginning? Back to the roots!

Ancient Roots of Worship

Looking back at the ways of ancient Egypt, Babylon and Assyria, we find many of those ways still being followed by modern-day people to this day. They’re not aware of their roots. But these practices can provide important clues for those who are searching and want to know their own roots.

Ishtar, 'Queen of Heaven'
Babylonian Ishtar, ‘Queen of Heaven’
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In that Day the Light of the Moon will shine

And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.

Isaiah 29:18

The Light of the Moon

The Light of the Moon shall be as the light of the Sun, and the Light of the Sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord binds up the breach of His people and heals the stroke of their wound… And you shall have a song in the night… And the LORD shall cause His glorious Word to be heard.

Isaiah 30:26-30
December 26, 2019 Annular Solar Eclipse – “The Ring of Fire”

“And God created two Great Lights; the Greater Light to rule the day and the Lesser Light to rule the night…” Genesis 1:16
That’s why God made the Moon Medley
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Signs of the End Times

And God made two great Lights, the Greater Light to rule the day, and the Lesser Light to rule the night…

Genesis 1:16-17

The last Full Moon of the decade was on December 12, 2019. The last New Moon of the decade is on December 26, 2019. The New Moon is hidden from the earth except in the case of an eclipse of the Sun. That’s when the moon can be seen as a dark orb in the throne of the sun lit up by its corona, the “ring of fire”. This New Moon will be visible as it will eclipse the sun on December 26, 2019 at 5:13 UTC. The annular eclipse looks a wedding ring.

The Times they are a Changing Medley
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Thanks be to God! For the Day of the LORD is come

“So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks for ever: we will show forth Your praise to all generations.”

Psalms 79
"These are they who follow the Lamb wheresoever he goes."
“…He goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.” John 10:4
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“The Trumpet shall Sound” The Day of the Lord is Here! (Part II)

As in the Days of Lot

Jesus said what the Day of the Lord would be.

“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Adam is revealed.”

Luke 17:28-30
Sodom suffers the wrath of God

What was going on in the days of Lot?

“The men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.”

Genesis 13:13
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“The Trumpet shall Sound” The Day of the Lord is Here! (Part I)

In the Days of Noah

Jesus warned that the latter days at the time of the end, would be as the days of Noah (Matt 24:37). What would those days be like?

God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.  And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”

Genesis 6:12-13

In the days of Noah, he alone was found to be righteous and perfect or blameless. Noah walked with God. He and those who were with him in the Ark were as a remnant and the only ones who remained alive. A similar situation exists here at the end of time. These are times of Tribulation such as the inhabitants of the earth have never seen before. The world is corrupt and filled with violence. There is no truth in it!

In the days of Noah the Flood came and took them all away,
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Sodom and Gomorrah

As it was in the Days of Lot

Lot is most well known for escaping from the city of Sodom just before God burned it to the ground with fire. The Apostle Peter wrote in 2 Peter 2:4-6 that Sodom and Gomorrah were turned to ashes to make them an example for those who live ungodly. Jesus recalls this destruction of Sodom in Luke 17:28-29, and says that in the days of Lot they ate, drank, bought, sold, planted and built.

Sodom and Gomorrah are identified as an example of the ungodly throughout the Bible, from Genesis and Deuteronomy to Jude and Revelations. Many think it has something to do with your sex life, but that didn’t make the list given by Jesus in Luke 17. What was the ungodliness in the days of Lot? Is it like that today?

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Is God Blessing America?

This past week was the traditional “State of the Union” speech given by the US president. The purpose of the speech is to give an overview of exactly how the US is fairing these days and lay out an agenda for the future. Trump matched past presidents by touting a great economy, the “military might” of the US and sighted his personally perceived achievements. His facts on these issues are clearly from one perspective, his. He mostly ignored what is really going on in the world and issues that affect the majority of Americans. Trump was sure to end the speech with “God Bless America!” So the question is, “Is God blessing America?”

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