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Sunday Devotional: Respect your body, for you were purchased at a price

 1 Corinthians 6:12-18

All things are lawful for me,
but all things are not helpful….
Now the body is not for sexual immorality
but for the Lord,
and the Lord for the body.
And God both raised up the Lord
and will also raise us up by His power.

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?
Shall I then take the members of Christ
and make them members of a harlot?
Certainly not!
Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot
is one body with her?
For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”
But he who is joined to the Lord
is one spirit with Him.

Flee sexual immorality.
Every sin that a man does is outside the body,
but he who commits sexual immorality
sins against his own body.
Or do you not know that
your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
who is in you,
whom you have from God,
and you are not your own?
For you were purchased at a price;
therefore glorify God
in your body and in your spirit,
which are God’s.

Why do we do the things we do to our bodies and to our minds?

Did you not know that our bodies are not our own? They are not only gifts from God, but we have been purchased at a price?

May the Peace and Love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Trust in the Lord

We thought 2020 was an annus horribilis, and that the new year certainly would be better.

But our hope was upended a mere six days into the new year when a peaceful, pro-Trump Save America rally, attended by tens of thousands of patriotic Americans, went horribly wrong. A “mob” of a still-unnumbered protesters, among whom were Antifa elements, breached police barriers and invaded the Capitol building wherein Congress was meeting in a joint session to certify or object to the Electoral College’s votes for the 2020 presidential election.

In the course of the 4-hour siege of Capitol Hill, “many” protestors and police officers were injured. Five people lost their lives:

  • Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, who was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during the siege. Sicknick was a U.S. military veteran who had served in the Middle East. Accoring to the New York Post, Sicknick was a supporter of President Donald Trump.

  • Ashli Babbitt, 35, a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran, who was shot in the neck while she was climbing through a barricaded door behind the House chamber, by a plain-clothes police officer. Babbitt’s family is trying to get answers from police, but a family member told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “No one has contacted us. No official person has gotten back to us despite the many phone calls.”
  • Three other protestors died after suffering “medical emergencies” — from a heart attack, a stroke, and being trampled to death.

Has God abandoned us?

But then we humans neither know the future nor see the larger picture. Even Jesus the Christ, the Second Person in the Triune Godhead, does not know “the day or the hour” of the end of all things. Only the Father knows. (Mark 13-32)

And so, what are we to do?

We do the best we can: We stay true to our beliefs and values, not give in to our baser impulses, exercise prudence and wisdom of judgment, and keep our wits at all times, remembering Our Lord’s counsel to be “shrewd as serpents” and “innocent as a dove,” for we are “sheep among wolves” (Matthew 10:16).

We pray.

We keep the faith, for “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)

Here are some Bible verses to help us keep the faith:

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4-13)

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

Fight the good fight of the faith. (1 Timothy 6:12)

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. (Ephesians 6:16)

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:22-24)

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. (Hebrews 11:1-5)

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:6)

For nothing will be impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)

And may the peace and love of Jesus Christ, Our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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Democrat opens 117th Congress with prayer ending in ‘Awomen’

Demonrats are getting crazier and more bizarre by the day.

Yesterday, Democrat Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri), 76, opened the 117th U.S. Congress with a prayer by dedicating it “in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahama, and god known by many names by many different things.”

Brahama refers to the primary creator god in Hinduism; Cleaver is a a United Methodist pastor.

Cleaver then finished his prayer with “Amen and Awomen.”

The Hebrew word “amen” has nothing to do with men or gender. In English, “amen” means “verily”, “truly”, and “so be it”. “Amen” is also used colloquially to express strong agreement.

2021 is only just beginning, but I think we already have the candidate to rival perennial favorite, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia), for this year’s Dumbest Congresscritter Award.

About the United Methodist Church, see:

~Eowyn

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The Epiphany: The Magi and the Christmas Star

Matthew 2:1-2, 9-12

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea,
in the days of King Herod,
behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
“Where is the newborn king of the Jews?
We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage.”

And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,
until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house
they saw the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Then they opened their treasures
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country by another way.

The Oxford Dictionaries defines “ephiphany” (with a small “e”) as “a moment of sudden revelation or insight” and “a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being”. The word “Epiphany” (with a capital “E”) refers to “the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi”.

Today is the great feast of the Epiphany, which celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the Magi — an event that had been foretold in Isaiah 60:1-6 some 800 years before the birth of Christ.

Isaiah 60:1-6

Your light has come,
the glory of the Lord shines upon you….
Nations shall walk by your light,
and kings by your shining radiance.
Raise your eyes and look about;
they all gather and come to you….
Then…the wealth of nations shall be brought to you.
Caravans of camels shall fill you,
dromedaries from Midian and Ephah;
all from Sheba shall come
bearing gold and frankincense,
and proclaiming the praises of the Lord.

The Magi were wise men — non-Hebrew pagans from the East. Bearing gifts fit for a king — those of gold, frankincense, and myrrh — their coming to Jerusalem to pay homage to “the king of the Jews” shows that they seek in the messianic light of the Christmas star, the one who will be king of all nations.

It is noteworthy that the first creatures to see the newborn Jesus were his human parents, Mary and Joseph; angels on high; humble farm animals; lowly shepherds; and Gentiles — the Magi.

The Epiphany, therefore, signifies the manifestation of Jesus as Son of God and Savior of the world — not just the Old Testament‘s oft-prophesied messiah of the Jews. God is not a tribal deity, exclusive to only the so-called “chosen people”. Jesus the Christ came for Jews and Gentiles. He came for all of us, no matter our race, gender, language, country, or creed.

As St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians 3:6:

[T]he Gentiles are coheirs,
members of the same body,
and copartners in the promise
in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Noteworthy also is the fact that the Magi, as the first Gentiles to find Jesus, were also the first Gentiles to receive His salvific grace. As recounted in Matthew 2:12:

And having been warned in a dream
not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country
by another way.

By the way, astronomers, using software programs reproducing the night sky exactly as it was thousands of years ago, have determined there really was a Christmas Star or Star of Bethlehem. David Reneke, news editor of Australia’s Sky and Space Magazine, said: “We found out something startling. It looks like the ‘Christmas star’ really did exist.”

It’s generally accepted by most researchers that Christ was born between 3 BC and 1 AD. On 12 August, 3 BC, Jupiter and Venus appeared very close together just before sunrise, appearing as bright morning stars. It would have been visible in the eastern dawn sky of the Middle East from about 3:45 to 5:20 a.m.

But it didn’t stop there. The crowning touch came ten months later, on 17 June 2 BC, Venus and Jupiter joined up again in the constellation Leo. This time the two planets were so close that, without the use of our modern optical aids, they would have looked like one single, brilliant star.

Venus is known as the planet of love; Jupiter as the planet of kings; and Leo denotes royalty and power.

Although 2020 was a terrible year, the world was graced with the reappearance of the Christmas star.

On December 21, 2020, Winter solstice, the shotlrtest day of the year, the two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, appeared to almost merge in Earth’s night sky — closer than they have in almost 800 years, since 1226 A.D., when Genghis Khan was conquering large swaths of Asia, and Europe was still generations away from the Renaissance. (Astronomy)

During the 2020 “Great Conjunction,” Jupiter and Saturn were just 0.1 degrees apart, or a mere one-fifth the width of the Moon — so close that the two planets were both in the same telescopic field of view. The next Great CConjunction will occur 60 years from now, in 2080.

Below is a picture of the 2020 Christmas star viewed from Jerusalem looking toward Bethlehem (source: Earl Tucker Dickerson):

See these other cases of science confirming Biblical accounts:

May the joy of the Epiphany and the peace and love of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, be with you!

~Eowyn

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Human brain resembles the Universe

“So God created man in his own image” –Genesis 1:27

Two Italian scientists found surprising similarities in the network of neuronal cells in the human brain and the network of galaxies in the cosmos.

The human brain is composed of a hierarchical network of neurons clustered into circuits, columns, and different interconnected functional areas. The structure of the neuronal network allows the linking between different areas, all devoted to process specific spatiotemporal activities over their neurons, forming the physical and biological basis of cognition.

The Universe, according to the large collection of telescope data gathered over many decades, is composed of large groups or clusters of galaxies, filaments, matter sheets, and voids, in a large-scale web in all directions in space.

In their paper published on November 16, 2020, in Frontiers in Physics, “The Quantitative Comparison Between the Neuronal Network and the Cosmic Web,” Franco Vazza (astrophysicist at the University of Bologna) and Alberto Feletti (neurosurgeon at the University of Verona) conducted a quantitative analysis of the neuronal and galactic networks and found that, despite the substantial difference in scale between the two networks of more than 27 orders of magnitude, their structures are characterized by similar levels of complexity and self-organization. Those similarities include:

  1. The human brain’s neuronal network contains approximately 69 billion neurons; the observable universe is composed of a web of at least 100 billion galaxies.
  2. Within both systems, only 30% of their masses are composed of neurons and galaxies.
  3. Within both systems, neurons and galaxies arrange themselves in long filaments or nodes between the filaments.
  4. Within both systems, 70% of the distribution of mass or energy is composed of components playing an apparently passive role: water in the brain and dark energy in the observable Universe.
  5. Comparing a simulation of the network of galaxies to sections of the cerebral cortex and the cerebellum to calculate the spectral density of both systems, the two scientists found that the distribution of matter fluctuations within the cerebellum neuronal network follows the same progression of the distribution of matter in the cosmic web. The only difference was a difference in scale: In the human cerebellum the scale is from 1 micrometer to 0.1 millimeters; in the Universe, the scale is from 5 million to 500 million light-years.
  6. The neuronal and galactic networks are also similar in the average number of connections in each node, and in the tendency of clustering several connections in relevant central nodes within the network.

Vazza and Feletti conclude:

The tantalizing degree of similarity that our analysis exposes seems to suggest that the self-organization of both complex systems is likely being shaped by similar principles of network dynamics, despite the radically different scales and processes at play…. [The] similarities [found in this study] are meant to motivate the development of more powerful and discriminating algorithms to pinpoint analogies and differences of these fascinating systems, almost at the conceivable extremes of spatial scales in the Universe.

H/t Phys.org

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Let the peace of Christ control your hearts

Colossians 3:12-17

Brothers and sisters:
Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
the peace into which you were also called in one body.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, in word or in deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him. 

Below are 6 ways we can have the “peace of Christ” in our hearts (h/t Christian Post; In Touch Ministries; WikiHow):

(1) Examine your conscience. If you are troubled by something or someone, examine your conscience and ask yourself: “Did I do the right thing? What were my motives? Was I fair?”. And if you answered the questions honestly and determined that your action was righteous, then let the matter go and be at peace. But if you were not righteous, then change your behavior and make it right.

(2) Ask for God’s forgiveness. Peace with God is the foundation for peace in every other area of our lives. Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) and it’s only through a relationship with Him that we will ever experience true contentment. When we sin, we break that relationship. The way back is by repenting and asking God for forgiveness, after which let go of your guilt.

(3) Don’t compare yourself to others. Comparing and competing with other people is one of the fastest ways to lose your peace and joy. Accept who you are, without being jealous of someone else’s skills, attributes, achievements or possessions.

(4) Accept other people the way they are. As the joke goes: “How many psychiatrist does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: “One, but only if the light bulb really, really wants to change.” Stop trying to change other people. The only person we can change is our own self.

(5) Be kind. Studies found that being kind and generous actually make us happier, less likely to be depressed, decrease the stress hormone cortisol, promote mental health, increase our peace of mind, and even extend how long we live (New Republic; HuffPo). Here are some ways to be kind and generous:

  • Volunteer at your church, a senior center, an animal shelter, a soup kitchen or another community service organization.
  • Donate to a charity or worthy cause.
  • Help a friend or family member in need by listening to them and  lessening their problem with your labor or money.
  • Let go of a grievance or grudge. No one is perfect; neither are we.

(6) Be grateful. Studies found that being thankful is not only good for our physical health, it is also good for our mental health. Gratitude decreases toxic emotions like envy, resentment, frustration, and depression, and increases happiness.

(7) Trust Him. God gave each of us a mind and the ability to reason and plan, which we are expected to use to good purpose. After we have done our utmost to be prudent and responsible, stop fretting and let it go. Put your trust in God — in His timing and purpose. As Proverbs 16:9 says: “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.”

And may the peace of love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

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Christmas: The light of the human race

John 1:1-5, 9-14

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light,
so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light,
but came to testify to the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name,
who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision
but of God.
And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
full of grace and truth.
John testified to him and cried out, saying,
“This was he of whom I said,
‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.'”
From his fullness we have all received,
grace in place of grace,
because while the law was given through Moses,
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God.
The only Son, God, who is at the Father’s side,
has revealed him.

The Parable of the Farmer and the Geese

There once was a farmer who, though a decent man, was an unbeliever because he could not understand why God would become man, only to be crucified to death, abandoned by his friends.

The farmer loved all animals, but especially loved birds.

One morning, news came of the imminent arrival of a terrible snow storm. Anxious to protect his flock of geese from the coming blizzard, the farmer put his heavy coat on and went out to get the geese into the shelter and safety of the barn.

He first tried coaxing the geese, gently shooing them into the barn. But the geese, being geese, refused to be coaxed.

He then tried luring the geese into the barn. He got a bag of grain and left a trail of seed from the outside into the barn. The geese ate the seed but stubbornly refused to enter the barn.

Meanwhile, the wind began to howl, and heavy snow began to fall . . . .

Now desperate, the farmer thought he would try scaring the geese. So he took a hammer and banged on a metal pan, so that the loud noise would frighten the geese into the barn. But the geese again refused to budge.

So the farmer gave up and retreated into his house.

In the warmth of his living room, he stood helplessly at the window, watching the blizzard descend on the geese. He knew they would surely die in the freezing storm.

In despair, a thought came to the farmer: “If only I could become a goose, then maybe the geese might listen to me and follow me into the barn . . . .”

At that, the farmer finally understood.

Falling on his knees, sobbing and choking with tears, he said: “Forgive me, Lord. I know now why You became man….”

Today we celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Light of the world.

Rejoice!

May the joy of CHRISTmas be with you this glorious morning,

~Eowyn

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The child to be born will be the Son of God

Luke 1:26-35

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David,
and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
But Mary said to the angel,
“How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”
And the angel said to her in reply,
“The holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”

Today is Christmas Eve, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

In Luke 1‘s account of angel Gabriel’s visitation of Mary, it was made clear that:

  1. Mary was a virgin.
  2. She conceived a child not by man but “by the power of the Holy Spirit”.
  3. Her child is the Son of God.

Translated into the language of modern biology, what this means is that Jesus’ DNA would have no Y chromosome because He was not fathered by a human male.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid containing the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all (except RNA viruses) known living organisms. DNA segments carrying this genetic information are called genes. A chromosome is an organized structure of DNA and protein found in cells. It is a single piece of coiled DNA containing many genes, regulatory elements, other nucleotide sequences, and proteins that package the DNA and control its functions.

In human beings, as in all mammals, sex/gender is determined by the XY chromosomes. The XY sex chromosomes are different in shape and size from each other. Females have two of the same kind of sex chromosome (XX), while males have two distinct sex chromosomes (XY). A male child gets his Y chromosome from his biological father. The combination of two Y chromosomes is always lethal in humans.

Within the Y chromosome is a gene, SRY, that is the sex-determining region of the Y chromosome. Once SRY is activated, cells create testosterone and anti-müllerian hormone to turn the genderless sex organs into male. With females, their cells excrete estrogen, driving the body down the female pathway.

In his book, The Physics of Christianity (Doubleday, 2007), Tulane University physicist Dr. Frank J. Tipler reasons that if the Gospels’ account of the virgin birth is true, then Jesus’ DNA makeup would have no Y chromosome because he did not have a human father. Instead, Jesus wouldhave two X chromosomes. However, since Jesus was clearly male, he must have the SRY gene. But the SRY gene, instead of being in the Y chromosome, was inserted into a location where it is not normally found – inside one of the two X chromosomes imparted from Mary, his mother.

And that’s exactly what a team of Italian researchers found.

In January 1995, led by Professor Marcello Calane of the Institute of Legal Medicine in Genoa, a group of Italian researchers, including several workers who had invented the standard DNA test for gender, conducted a DNA analysis of the blood on the Shroud of Turin and on the Oviedo Cloth, also called the Sudarium of Oviedo. Note that:

  • A recent report by scientists confirms that the Shroud is not a fake.
  • Mark Guscin provides strong evidence that the Sudarium of Oviedo is the cloth described in John 20:7 as being wrapped around Jesus’ head.
  • Both the Shroud and the Sudarium show bloodstains on the head in approximately the same position, formed by sharp objects similar to what thorns would produce. Jesus was the only person in recorded history to have been crowned with thorns before crucifixion. (Janice Bennett, author of Sacred Blood, Sacred Image: The Sudarium of Oviedo, New Evidence for the Authenticity of the Shroud of Turin)
  • The blood found on both the Shroud and the Sudarium is Type AB (National Review). AB is the rarest blood type, found in only 4% of the general population.

Here is Dr. Tipler’s account (from pages 183-187 of his book):

Normally, the results of a DNA test of the blood on such a famous object would be published in English in a major scientific journal.… Not so the results of this DNA test. The results were published, in Italian, in the very obscure Italian journal devoted to the study of the Turin Shroud. Furthermore, only the raw data were published. That is, the Genoa team published black-and-white Xerox copies of the computer output of the DNA analyzer. This is never, never done. Always, the data are presented in a neat table or figure, and they are accompanied by a discussion of their significance. The Genoa team made no effort to interpret their data.

But I was able to interpret the data at once. They are the expected signature of the DNA of a male born in a Virgin Birth! …

The Turin Shroud data show 107 (106+1) but no trace of a 112 base pair gene. The Oviedo Cloth data show 105 (106-1) but no trace of a 112 base pair. The X chromosome is present, but there is no evidence of a Y chromosome. This is the expected signature of … virgin birth, the XX male generated by an SRY inserted into an X chromosome. It is not what would be expected of a standard male.

Other explanations are possible. The DNA analyzed could be entirely contaminated from people who later touched the Shroud and the Cloth. But we have witnesses that men touched the two samples also, and it seems incredible that no trace of male contamination would be seen…. Another possibility is that the Turin Shroud and the Oviedo Cloth are fakes and that the fakes used real blood from males they knew were born of virgins. This possibility, in my opinion, has zero probability.

The DNA data thus support the virgin birth hypothesis. The DNA data supporting a virgin birth also support the hypothesis that both the Turin Shroud and the Oviedo Cloth are genuine.

So much for Rudolf Bultmann, a leading theologian of the 1930s, who once sneeringly said: “Myths [like the Virgin Birth] are difficult to believe in these days of electric lights.”

On the contrary, it is precisely the “electric lights” of science that point to the miraculous and true nature of the Shroud and the Oviedo Cloth.

Isaiah 9:1-6

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.
You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing . . . .
For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
upon his shoulder dominion rests.
They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,
Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.

May the joy and peace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: The virgin shall conceive and bear a son

Isaiah 7:10-14

The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:
Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;
let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky!
But Ahaz answered,
“I will not ask!  I will not tempt the LORD!”
Then Isaiah said:
Listen, O house of David!
Is it not enough for you to weary people,
must you also weary my God?
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:
the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel.

Today is the fourth (and last) Sunday of Advent — a season observed by Christians as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the incarnation and birth of the Second Person of the Triune Godhead.

“the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel.” -Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah 7:14 is only one of numerous instances in the Old Testament foretelling the coming of Jesus Christ as Emmanuel, which means “God is with us”. Below are more:

Numbers 24:17

there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Micah 5:2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Jeremiah 23:5

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Zechariah 9:9

behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Zechariah 11:12

So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

Psalm 22:1, 16, 18

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

they pierced my hands and my feet.

They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Psalm 16:10

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

And to those who obdurately deny that Isaiah 7:14’s prophecy did come true, heed this:

And may the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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Here is what the fake news MSM, cheating Joe, Democrat loser left crime syndicate is trying to hide from you. Antrim Michigan Forensics Report/Dominion Systems Audit

Goo9le, social media, the fake news MSM, cheating Joe, Democrat loser left crime syndicate is trying to hide the Antrim Michigan Forensics Report/Dominion Systems Audit from you.  At the same time they are trying to down play the report.  Spin it like it’s some sort of conspiracy theory.  They are feeding you  false information, propaganda . But you know this already. Just like you know the democrats cheated.  Just like you know Trump won the election. This report is more proof of how the election was “rigged”.

The CEO that testified at the Michigan Legislature Hearing was just reading what they wrote on their web page.  Partial truth and lies.  This report is proof.

PDF of report at bottom of post

Ever since we were children each one of us has been told not to lie and cheat.

If we got caught cheating on a test in school, it’s an automatic fail.

If  you cheat in sports or another type of game or competition and get caught you automatically lose. Professional athletes caught using steroids are often stripped  of  titles they may have won in the past. Lance Armstrong is a good example   It’s the same for Athletes that get caught gambling on games they participate in.  Pete Rose is an good example.

If you get caught cheating on your taxes, the IRS will come for you and you could lose your freedom.

If you get caught cheating on your spouse, partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, more often than not, you are going to lose that person.

“Cheaters never prosper”.  “Get caught cheating and it’s an automatic loss”.

This is one of the basic fundamentals in life each one of us has been taught over and over and over.  Every person on this planet knows this.

Democrats got caught “red handed” cheating.  It does not matter how many votes Trump or Biden got.   The Democrats got caught cheating.  They lose by default.  This should not even be an issue.

It’s about being honest and dishonest.  It’s part of the foundation of the rule of law.

We already know the democrats are dishonest.  They expect everyone to play along with their criminal behavior.  Even though they got caught cheating, they expect  you to accept their win.  To do so would  make the rule of law meaningless.  What little trust people have in our current system will be gone.

No state or federal official, judge, law enforcement member, election official, or any person of authority, which includes the Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Governor, POTUS, Attorney General, Military, etc has the right or authority to decide is what amount of voter fraud or any election related crime is acceptable.  Certainly not decide if enough happened to overturn the election.  Their job is to enforce, protect, secure and abide by the rule of law.  If a crime happened, arrest and prosecute. It does not matter how often the crime the crime happened.  An allowable amount of times a crime is committed should never be an option.  If  a person breaks the law, it’s a crime.   Breaking the law is not allowed.  Doing what you are not allowed to do is a crime.

Any amount of  voter fraud or related election crime is unacceptable and  should have a direct impact on the election results.  Occurring once or 50 times, it does not matter.  Each time it is a crime.

Any person that occupies  the positions I just mentioned(state officials, etc) that says “not enough fraud or election crime happened to change the results of an election”  needs to resign.  They cannot, and are not, doing their job.  They took an oath to follow the US Constitution yet they do not honor it.    The law is simple.  It happened or it didn’t.

*If a person murders a person he works with.  His neighbor murders 2 people he works with.  Is the first person less guilty of murder than the his neighbor?  No.  Both are equally guilty of murder. The neighbor just did it twice.  The crime does not change.  Only the number of times the crime has been committed.  In a state that executes convicted murders.  If both are found guilty, both will be executed.  The penalty is the same.

We have 2 choices.

1.  Accept the defeat wait for the war that will soon follow. We will be giving up control so the fight will be more difficult.

*I say “war” because there are people, like myself , that believe in the rule of law.  We will never accept a person as president that won by cheating.

2.  Stand, hold the line. Trump won.   He had the legal votes.   There is a legal path to victory. Arrest the cheaters. Make examples so it never happens again.  Keeping control will save lives and time in the long run.  Democrats will fight back but the evidence against them is overwhelming.  Legally, we have the high ground.  We also have the moral high ground.

The world is watching.  You..I…We …Together  we must stand and advance.  We are the last line of defense.

Romans 13:4, KJV: “For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.” … For it is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.”

Respectfully,

Deplorable Patriot

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