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He Knows Your Name

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Jesus saw you from the cross

In this illustration, you are the dove, broken on the rocks and dying. Our Lord is seen focusing on you while suffering and dying on the cross. The the risen Lord is seen releasing you (the dove) healed and free. He is then seen, the ascended King of Kings, awaiting you at the gates of heaven with arms widen open to embrace you in a loving reunion.

Written hundreds of years before Christ, this psalm gives an exact description of the suffering of the Messiah, and of His victory over death for all who would receive Him.

Psalm 22 NIV

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?

My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.

In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.

To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.

All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”

Yet you brought me out of the womb;
you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.

From birth I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

Do not be far from me,
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.

Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.

I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax;
it has melted within me.

My mouth is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
you lay me in the dust of death.

Dogs surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce my hands and my feet.

All my bones are on display;
people stare and gloat over me.

They divide my clothes among them
and cast lots for my garment.

But you, Lord, do not be far from me.
You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
Deliver me from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dogs.

Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

I will declare your name to my people;
in the assembly I will praise you.

You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

For he has not despised or scorned
the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
but has listened to his cry for help.

From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

The poor will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise him—
may your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth
will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
will bow down before him,
for dominion belongs to the Lord
and he rules over the nations.

All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
those who cannot keep themselves alive.

Posterity will serve him;
future generations will be told about the Lord.

They will proclaim his righteousness,
declaring to a people yet unborn:
He has done it!


Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Keys to unlock the parables of Jesus Christ

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Proverbs: the Master Key to the Bible

“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young—let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—for understanding proverbs and parablesthe sayings and riddles of the wise. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” – Proverbs 1:1-7

Have you ever wanted better understanding the parables of Jesus? Or have various passages of the Bible puzzled you?

That should not be a surprise. Jesus spoke in parables to give clues, but also to deliberately hide the meaning from those who’s corruption has made them blind.

The first 7 verses of Proverbs makes a remarkable declaration. It declares the purpose of Proverbs is to give guidance for understanding proverbs and parables.  The book of Proverbs serves as a Master Key to unlock our understanding of life, and in particular, the Bible. It helps us to become treasure hunters in the Word of God.

But we have one ongoing caveat: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” In other words, without reverence for the Lord, a right heart toward Him, the Proverbs will not work for us.

Happy Treasure Hunting!

~TD

 

 

John Michael Talbot – ‘Only in God’

One of my favorites by John Michael Talbot


GRACE AND PEACE

 

Jeremaiah the Conspiracy Buster

idolatryThey had the Patriarchs, they had Moses, they had the Law, the had the Psalms and Proverbs, they had the Prophets, they had Temple, they had the Priesthood, they had their great Kings and their armies.

But hidden from sight they sought to please demons.

The parallels should chill any American to the core.

Then the Lord said to me, “There is a conspiracy among the people of Judah and those who live in Jerusalem.

They have returned to the sins of their ancestors, who refused to listen to my words. They have followed other gods to serve them. Both Israel and Judah have broken the covenant I made with their ancestors.

Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.

The towns of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they will not help them at all when disaster strikes.

You, Judah, have as many gods as you have towns; and the altars you have set up to burn incense to that shameful god Baal are as many as the streets of Jerusalem.’

“Do not pray for this people or offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.”

– Jeremaiah 11:9-14

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Chris Matthews to speak at Bohemian Grove

Conspiracies do exist. Conspirators are at work. But take heart, God is at work, too. “In the world you will have trouble. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” – Jesus Christ

Yesterday’s Conspiracy Theory Has Become Today’s Common Knowledge

Do you remember Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings’ mysterious death?

I could see them fitting me for a tinfoil hat

I could see them fitting me for a tinfoil hat

I can still see the raised eyebrows of people I spoke to about the reporter’s death. It was too far fetched for them to ponder to possibility of a presidential murder list. But now we see that the impediment to such a conspiracy is NOT the technological impossibility. So don’t go fitting me for a tinfoil hat just yet. And if your car has OnStar or something like it, you may want to find some way to disconnect it.

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WND EXCLUSIVE: ‘HACKERS REMOTELY KILL A JEEP ON THE HIGHWAY’

Cybersecurity proposed for cars as systems proven vulnerable to takeover

By BOB UNRUH  – Published: 11 hours ago

Two U.S. senators are proposing the SPY Car Act of 2015 to create privacy standards for computer systems that control today’s generation of electronics-heavy vehicles – just as a commentator for Wired.com explains how hackers who set him up in a new vehicle were able to take over its controls – brakes, transmission and more – while he was driving down the road at 70 mph…

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-a-jeep-on-the-highway/#6hjYFzK93YjxtKZu.99


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infowars: EVIDENCE INDICATES MICHAEL HASTINGS WAS ASSASSINATED

Rolling Stone journalist made enemies in FBI, CIA

By Paul Joseph Watson – Infowars.com – June 20, 2013

The revelation that Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings was working on a story about the CIA before his death and had contacted a Wikileaks lawyer about being under investigation by the FBI hours before his car exploded into flames has bolstered increasingly valid claims that the 33-year-old was assassinated…

Read more at http://www.infowars.com/evidence-indicates-michael-hastings-was-assassinated/


Results of Google search for “hackers control your car:”


See also Dr. Eowyn’s post  Obama dead pool: Reporter investigating NSA dies in suspicious fiery car crash

Concerning conspiracies, the book of Proverbs clearly recognizes their existence and warns against them in the very first chapter:

“My son, if sinful men entice you,
do not give in to them.
If they say, “Come along with us;
let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,
let’s ambush some harmless soul;
let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
we will get all sorts of valuable things
and fill our houses with plunder;
cast lots with us;
we will all share the loot”—
my son, do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths;
for their feet rush into evil,
they are swift to shed blood.
How useless to spread a net
where every bird can see it!
These men lie in wait for their own blood;
they ambush only themselves!
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the life of those who get it.”
– Proverbs 1:8-19

Conclusion: Men and women have been involved is harmful conspiracies since the moment Adam and Eve conspired with the serpent to gain forbidden knowledge. Conspiracies happen. Bilderbergers, we’ve got your number.

Has anyone seen my tinfoil hat? 

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Freedom From Fear

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Jesus’ death can set us free from fear

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” – Hebrews 2:14-15


I do not claim to be fearless. But this scripture tells me I can move into more freedom from fear through faith (complete trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Are you wise or strong?

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If we boast of our strength or wisdom we will fall

This is what the Lord says:

“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,”
– Jeremiah 9:23-24