Meditate and I will demonstrate

Much of what I post is actually for me. As I learn, I like to share. Many times, we suffer from ignorance (Hosea 4:6.) Being absorbed by society’s to-do list and social media, we find time slipping away. The intended five minutes to “check things” turn into two hours. Am I right?

If we spent those five minutes (aka two hours) in the word of God to muse on His writings, we’d be more stable in our Christian walk. Read my entry on Musing or Amusing. Some time ago I wrote about How much to you believe what you read. In this entry, I’ve returned to that subject.

Let’s mediate (muse) on these verses.

In this love has been made perfect amongst us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement, because as he is, even so are we in this world.

1 John 4:17

As He is even so are we in this world – not the world to come, but here, now, today. Jesus doesn’t have cancer. Jesus doesn’t have a deviated septum. Jesus isn’t hungry. Therefore, we too are free of these thing via Jesus’ finished work. As HE IS SO ARE WE. Do you believe?


Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. For most certainly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says. Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.

Mark 11:22-24

Be Persuaded / Convinced

As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations.” This is in the presence of him whom he believed: God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were. Besides hope, Abraham in hope believed, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, “So will your seed be.” Without being weakened in faith, he didn’t consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what he had promised, he was also able to perform. Therefore it also was “credited to him for righteousness.” Now it was not written that it was accounted to him for his sake alone, but for our sake also, to whom it will be accounted, who believe in him who raised Jesus, our Lord, from the dead, who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.

Romans 4:17-25

Be Convinced which is the meaning of faith – strong conviction of a belief – Isaiah 1:18.

One man esteems one day as more important. Another esteems every day alike. Let each man be fully convinced in his own mind.

Romans 14:5

Meditating and speaking the word of God moves mountains. If you have a mountain, speak to it.

Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father. Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it.

John 14:12-14

If the Ferrari you ask for is for His glory alone, then you’ll get it. But asking for something to satisfy your lustful flesh then it isn’t going to happen, James 4:3.

John 14 is quoting Jesus’ own words. Due to the lack of the power in the “church” many do not believe the word of God. They remain sick, poor, and ignorant. When things get tough, everyone quotes Romans 8:30, but they never seem to quote verse 32.

He who didn’t spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?

Romans 8:32

All things. Believe the word of God.

Here’s the real translation of the Psalm.

​The LORD is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.

Psalms 23:1

So many read other versions that say “I shall not want,” but with society’s microwave entitlement thinking, they latch onto “want” (“I want a Ferrari / win the lottery!”) which in the Hebrew want really means to lack, be without, decrease, be lacking, have a need. Let’s return to the word of God for the truth.

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Musing or Amusing

Psalms 39:3
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue

The prefix a- from Greek, can denote the meaning “not” and “without.”

  • Amoral = not moral
  • Atheist = not a theist
  • Atonal = without a tone
  • Asocial = not social
  • Away = not the way
  • Amuse = not muse

Then, what is musing? It means to be deep in thought, in contemplation, or in meditation.

To amuse is to capture one’s attention, occupy, entertain, divert, absorb. It used to mean to delude, to deceive, to mislead. The idea is like a magician deceiving you into believing in the magic by slight of hand. Today’s society provides a never-ending state of amusement. Without time to muse, creativity is lost, solutions unrealized, problems ignored, relaxation minimized. Artists still use the word muse to indicate they “found their creativity” in something or someone.

Amusement is often perceived as an enticing escape from reality. However, the reality is that it often exacerbates our own worries and fears, as we unconsciously absorb and internalize the concerns of the protagonists we encounter. In fact, the archaic definition of “amuse” still resonates today: to delude, to deceive, to lead us astray from the truth. The deceptive illusion created by our friends’ seemingly perfect lives on social media adds to the falsehood. We witness their flawless relationships, extravagant vacations, and seamless existence, while we struggle with our own imperfections, lacking that idyllic life, perfect partner, and rejuvenating getaways. It’s crucial to recognize that these representations are fabricated, serving as a means of control, designed to perpetuate fear and discontentment and narcissistic behavior.

Like many others, I find myself caught in the grip of my remorse, racing through a labyrinth of yesterday’s regrets, today’s challenges, and tomorrow’s uncertainties. My mind relentlessly plays out numerous scenarios, fueling anxiety and confusion, and mercilessly robbing me of peaceful sleep.

The devil has cunningly twisted and distorted countless words from the Lord, distorting their original meanings and leading people astray. While many how-to sites may advise clearing your mind, focusing on breathing, and practicing mindfulness, it is important to remember that the word of God provides a different instruction to individuals like Joshua and all of us. Instead of emptying our minds, the Scriptures encourage us to fix our gaze upon God’s word and make it the center of our focus and attention.

To muse in Hebrew is הגיג (hagiyg – haw-gheeg’ – H1901) meaning whisper, musing, murmuring. It is akin to the root word הגה (hagah – haw-gaw’ – H1897) meaning moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak, roar.

Hagiyg (הגיג) is only found twice in the Hebrew Scriptures, Psalms 39:3 and Psalms 5:1 when David cried to God, “Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.” Hagah (הגה) is found in 24 verses, but the first mention of meditation is found in Joshua 1:8.

Joshua 1:8
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

Joshua was under the Covenant of Law, we are under the Covenant of Grace (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Isaiah 54:13, Acts 10:43, Micha 7:18, Romans 11:27, Hebrews 8:8-12, Hebrew 10:16-17, John 6:45).

John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Grace transcends mere conceptualization or abstraction; it is embodied in the person of Jesus Christ. While the law was conveyed as a distant communication, akin to receiving a letter from a faraway land, grace and truth arrived as an intimate and personal encounter – Jesus Christ.

In Greek, the word for “grace” is “charis” (χάρις). It carries a rich and multifaceted meaning that encompasses several related concepts. In its most basic sense, “charis” refers to an undeserved favor, kindness, or goodwill extended towards someone. It involves acts of generosity, mercy, and forgiveness that are bestowed upon others without any obligation or expectation of reciprocity.

In Hebrew, the primary word used to convey the concept of “grace” is “chen” (חן). “Chen” encompasses a range of meanings related to favor, charm, beauty, and graciousness. It is often associated with finding favor or acceptance in the eyes of another person, including God.

The first time חן is found in Genesis 6:8 when Noah found grace (חן) in the eyes of the Lord. What is amazing about Hebrew is that each letter has a meaning. Chet (ח) means to protect like a tent wall or fence, and separate. Nun (ן) means seed, fish, lifeto continue. Chen also means camp and beauty because the tent is where the family is together, free from outside influences and social norms.

Take time to muse in God’s word and speak it over an over to let it wash over you. Romans 10:17 Ephesians 5:26 Grow in faith.

NOTE: I have utilized AI to paraphrase my original text. Please let me if you find this version preferable to my usual choice of words.

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Messages in Names

Nothing in the word of God is wasted information. Here’s an example of how wisdom was given to Solomon:

1 Kings 4:29-34

God gave Solomon [peace] abundant wisdom and understanding, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt [siege, entrenchment] . For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan [enduring, perpetual, constant, perennial, ever-flowing] the Ezrahite [a native (as arising out of the soil)], Heman [faithful], Calcol [sustaining], and Darda [pearl of knowledge], the sons of Mahol [dancing]: and his fame was in all the nations all around. He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs numbered one thousand and five. He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon [whiteness] even to the hyssop that grows out of the wall; he also spoke of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish. People of all nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, sent by all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

Raw Names:

Peace entrenchment enduring rising out of the soil faithful sustaining pearl of knowledge dancing whiteness.


Peace entrenched 1, always rising out of our heart 2, faithful and sustaining 3 the pearl 4 of knowledge 5, therefore we dance 6 for our sins made white. 7
(1 John 14:27, 2 Genesis 2:7 (soil), 3 Psalm 55:22, 4 Matthew 13:45-46, 5 Proverbs 2:10-11, 6 Psalm 149:3, 7 Isaiah 1:18)

Entrenched peace come from knowing God’s promises, His Pearl – Jesus, and His abundant grace, we are free from condemnation (Romans 8:1) knowing that our sins are paid for by Jesus on the cross. Call upon Him and He will show you Who He is.

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Science – Latin for “to know”

George Washington died because they let out his blood “thinking” that they were releasing the fever. We don’t do blood letting today (except for Hemochromatosis) because blood letting kills. This was so stated in the word of God. Genesis 9:3-4 “Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As I gave you the green herb, I have given everything to you. But flesh with its life, that is, its blood, you shall not eat.” Life is in the blood. If “scientists” then would have believed the word of God, then they would not have killed George Washington in their ignorance.

What about dark matter? A hot topic in science today. On day one, Genesis 1:3-4 “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.” This isn’t the sun, moon, and stars as they were created on day four. Right there, dark matter is written in the word of God. The word light can just mean visible, including energy, microwaves for example. In fact, visible light is just a fraction of the energy spectrum. The opposite is invisible – things not seen – that is, the word seen can mean observable, perceive, and discover, meaning that you need to dig to find the truth.

If you dare to believe the word of God (in the originals) and not just dismiss it, you’d be further along in your “science” (to know). Case in point. Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) believed Psalms 8:8b “… passes through the paths of the seas.” His success is directly linked to his belief in the word of God. As such, he spawned an entire study of Ocean Currents i.e., Oceanography. Today, “paths of the seas” is called Thermohaline Circulation.

Read the word of God for truth, not for man’s religion.

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Listening Heart

לב שמע

Hearing (שמע) Heart (לב)

These are the words Solomon answered the Lord God when God asked him what he desired from the Lord. Hebrew is thematic in its definitions of words. That is, they each have their own meaning from a theme.

לב – lev – Heart

The letters in the word heart are lamed (ל) with the meaning of staff, control, “to”/ “from” and beit (ב) has the meaning of house or “in”. The idea of a staff, control, or to/from is to learn and experience things. The idea of a house is like our bodies. When we learn things, we store them in our bodies (memory and DNA). Sometimes we have the scares in our bodies of an experience.

For example, a child falls from a tree and breaks an arm, they learned that they need to be aware of their surroundings when doing things that can cause pain. In other words, they learn. Mary kept all the wonderful things she experienced with Jesus in her heart. Paul says that when we believe in our heart and confess Jesus as our savior we are saved. “In [our] house” is where we store our lives – our heart. Even in English when we have the source of an issue, we call it the “heart of the matter.” In Hebrew, the word for dog is כלב (KEH-lev) meaning “all heart”. Therefore, a “hearing heart” is a teachable heart.

שמע – shama – Listen

The letters in the word hear are shin (ש) with the meaning of eat, consume, destroy. Then we have mem (מ) meaning waters, chaos. And finally, we have ayin (ע) meaning eye, to see, experience. What’s the theme here? When we learn something new (eat, consume information), it destroys our ignorance and chaos. When we drink flowing water, we’re refreshed and made better. When we see with our eyes open to the experience, we grow. To consume water and see, we enhance ourselves. Jesus said “he who has ears to hear, let them hear” giving us the lesson of listening intently to derive and understand the truth.

As such, a “hearing heart” is one with knowledge, understanding, and wisdom giving us the ability to grow and make things better. Think about it. In the corporate world, if something goes wrong, they do a root-cause analysis so they can improve process or eliminate issues. When things go wrong, having a hearing heart when we cry out to the Lord for help and guidance, the Holy Spirit will guide us in all truth.

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Hebrew is Thematic

What does that mean? Well, when you go to a company, they have a theme – like Coca-Cola has a red and white theme – their cans have the color scheme, their website, their commercials – they all have a “red and white” theme. That one image of Coca-Cola needs three words to describe the colors of their logo. Hebrew is similar, which is why a word-for-word translation isn’t always expressible.

One example of this is the word “marrow” מחה (Machah – maw-khaw’).

Machah (marrow) has these meanings (from Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions):

  • 1.  to wipe, wipe out   
    • a.  (Qal)   
      • 1.  to wipe  
      • 2.  to blot out, obliterate  
      • 3.  to blot out, exterminate   
    • b.  (Niphal)   
      • 1.  to be wiped out  
      • 2.  to be blotted out  
      • 3.  to be exterminated   
    • c.  (Hiphil) to blot out (from memory)  
  • 2.  (Qal) to strike
  • 3. marrow

What an interesting theme. It’s not just about destruction or removal but like it never existed. So why “marrow” – “the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones: a major site of blood cell production.” ( The red marrow of our bones produce red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Yellow marrow stores fat. We didn’t know this until modern times. Again, why marrow in the extermination/obliteration/blot out definition? The bone marrow creates the white blood cells, the corner stone of the immune system, that the body use to exterminate, obliterate, and destroy infections and diseases. (

Leviticus 17:11 & 14 state that the life of the flesh is in the blood. The blood comes from the marrow. In other words, that fluid running through our bodies carries red blood cells which deliver oxygen to our organs, sends white blood cells to exterminate foreign objects, and platelets to stop the wounds that allows the blood out of its constraints. Life is in the blood.

Also since marrow is like a buttery liquid it’s used to rub over foods giving it a rich flavor, and to get to the marrow, the bone must be broken which is why the word can also mean to strike. Additionally, the fat can be used to polish out imperfections. Hence the relationship with blotting something out.

Furthermore, each letter in scriptural Hebrew has its own meaning. You can find all their meanings here.

מ ח ה (reading right to left is mem, chet, and hey) and their meanings are:

Mem – water/chaos/”from”

Chet – wall/fence/separation

Hey – grace/window/understanding

In other words, it can mean – water – wall – window – see how our blood (water) is bound (wall) within our veins and arteries, or understand our marrow is walled within our bones. Also, Jesus’ blood separates us from sin through grace, blotting out the handwriting written against us (the Law). Colossians 2:14

I like: chaos is fenced off through revelation. Jesus said that you when you know the truth, the truth will set you free, John 8:32. Also Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Again, understanding these truths, Jesus wiped out the condemnation of sin and blotted out our offenses, set us free by constraining the chaos of condemnation.

With just three Hebrew letters, you have a whole teaching of Jesus’ work and Jesus’ grace!

Psalms 77:12
​​​​​​​​I will ponder all your work, ​​​​​​​and meditate on your mighty deeds. ​​​

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Merry Christmas to my Jewish Friends!

Jesus is Jewish, and did you know Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? He was born on Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), died on Passover (as Abraham promise Isaac), rose from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits, and returned to heaven just 10 days before Pentecost. He then gave the Holy Spirit, that King David cherished, to all those who would believe, on the same day haShem (the Name) gave the Torah 6 Sivan. Christians are the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham that all the nations would be blessed by his Offspring (singular!).

What the “pseudo christians” did/do to the Jews over the last two millennium is not what Christianity is all about. Jesus is found more in the Jews Scriptures and the Torah than in the “New Testament.”

The verse below is Christianity!

Jeremiah 31:31-34
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Isaiah 9:6-7
For unto us a Child is born; to us a Son is given; and the government is on His shoulder; and His name is called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty El, The Prince of Peace, The one who Fathered Everlasting life. There is no end to the increase of His government and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with justice and with righteousness, from now and forever. The zeal of יהוה [the Name give to Moses] of Hosts will do this.

As a man sends his seed to his wife, so the Holy Spirit sent Jesus to Mary, to be born sinless since no blood passes from the mother to the offspring. Jesus fulfilled God’s wishes for Adam and became the last Adam, destroying sin in the flesh. By His grace, we have the all promises via Jesus Christ (Messiah – The Anointed One). Hence is Name is everywhere – Y’shua – Salvation – Jesus.

Psalms 20:5
We will rejoice in your Y’shua (salvation), and in the name of our Elohim (God) set up banners; may יהוה [the Name give to Moses] fulfill all your prayers.

John 3:16
For Elohim (God) so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (Isaiah 9:6-7), that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joel 2:32
For it shall be, all who shall call on the name of יהוה [the Name give to Moses] shall be saved. For salvation shall be in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, as יהוה [the Name give to Moses] has said, and among the survivors whom יהוה [the Name give to Moses] shall call.

What is this “יהוה [the Name give to Moses]?” Ancient Hebrew had a meaning for each letter, just like hieroglyphics. Hebrew is thematic meaning one word can have multiple meanings within its idea. Looking a Vav below, you see it can mean “tent nail” or “peg” or the connector word “and.”

Paleo-Hebrew (with meanings) vs Modern Hebrew Letters

The Name (haShem) of God in the Old Testament is יהוה The pictograph for this is, deed, LOOK!, nail, LOOK! More dual meaning via the pictograph: Work of Grace and Grace!

Yod Hey Vav Hey - Jesus' nailed hand on the cross.
יהוה – Yod Hey Vav Hey – deed, LOOK!, nail, LOOK!

This continues. Let’s look at the name of Jesus (Salvation) in Hebrew: ישׁועה The pictograph is work or deed, destroys or eats, establish or nail, to see or experience, reveal or grace. Literally, Salvation means the deed finished (another word for destroy or break down) the established (the Law), so to experience grace. What Jesus did on the cross fulfilled the Law so we can experience grace! There are dual meanings in each of these letters so let’s spell it all out: With His deed on the cross, the work He completed, fulfilled the Law by the nails and becoming a curse, so that by seeing we can experience the revelation of grace! All that from His Name Yeshua!

God’s definition of love is not that we loved God first, but that He loved us first. In Hebrew the word for Father is אב. The word for Loved is אהב. The addition of the letter ה (meaning window meaning revelation or grace). For God so loved the world, God sent His son – sent in the sense, sent on a mission. What mission? To be the payment for our sin debt. Our love is made perfect because as He is, so are we in this world, I John 4:17. He is righteous and holy. Because of what Jesus did, we too are now righteous and holy. But we must look at the Sacrifice, Jesus, Who is within us, and then we find the love we need for others and the ability to forgive ourselves.

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Put on Christ Jesus

Like a Ghillie suit, think on this verse!!

Ghillie suits (OGL – Open Government License Link)

Romans 13:14 But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not make forethought of the flesh, for its lusts.

Think on the word of God and pray in the Spirit to manifest in your flesh what Jesus did for us by overcoming sin, condemnation, and the Law which is the ministry of death and condemnation! 2 Corinthians 3:7, 9

My niece, as the story goes, ate some bad sushi and caught anisakis – a parasite. It feeds off the continued fish eating. She was cured a year later by not eating any more fish. Sin is just like this parasite. The more we feed it with our minds, we suffer. But Jesus condemned sin in the flesh and we are FREE in Christ from sin. We are dead to sin and condemnation.

1 Corinthians 15:56-58
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Romans 6:11
So also you must count yourselves to be truly dead to sin, but alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 7:8-12
But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

The “seizing an opportunity” is the Greek word ἀφορμή (Aphorme) which means “a place from which a movement or attack is made, a base of operations.” The Law demands perfection but does nothing to help us! The vary condition, the war within us, Paul cries out:

Romans 7:24
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

The answer is the next verse!

Romans 7:25
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

We must reckon ourselves dead in Christ and raised to Life in Christ Jesus! Romans 6:11

So how do we fight back? With our MIND! (Also read Galatians 3 – slowly!)

Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, my brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honest, whatever is just, whatever pure, whatever lovely, whatever of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

If you think on the things of the spirit (the word of God’s promises) you will have peace!

Romans 8:6
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Every sin committed started with a thought. When we are weak, then Jesus is strong. When I want to do that which is wrong, I stop and pray in the Spirit (tongues), and this gives me the power to overcome because it is Jesus’ doing NOT my willpower. I just have to ask, believe, and speak God’s promises.

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

That frustrated groaning you feel when sin is at the door of our thoughts that you want to reject but at the same time wanting to indulge in the flesh, that’s what the Spirit hears and acts to give us strength in Jesus’ finished work. We must reckon (take into account) that we are free from sin!

Romans 6:7
For he who is dead has been freed from sin.

Romans 8:2
For the Law of the Spirit of life which is in Jesus Christ set me free from the law of sin and of death.


2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

I am the righteousness
of God in Christ!

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The One – Jesus

The Good News! Meditate on these three verses, and it will change your life!

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

When you take ownership of the truth of this verse and accept the Lord Jesus, the gift of the Father, you are adding the One to you. Therefore adding “1” to this verse you get:

  • John + 1 = 1 John
  • 3 + 1 = 4
  • 16 + 1 = 17

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

As He is, so are we in this world!

Ephesians 5:30
For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.

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Cause and Effect from 1979-2017

Ripped right off of the headlines, at what point does enough “coincidence” become a pattern?

Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

  • March 22, 1979, President Jimmy Carter made the decision to not go through with a veto for a U.N. Resolution 446 and its passing was bad for Israel. 
  • March 26, 1979, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington. As a result of that treaty, Israel gave up a tremendous amount of territory.
  • March 28, 1979 nuclear disaster known today as the Three Mile Island Accident happened in Middleton, Pennsylvania, which to this day remains the worst nuclear catastrophe in American history.

  • October 19, 1987 Stock Market Crash and the Middle East Peace Process Connection

The New York Times cover from October 20, 1987.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 marks 30 years since the Black Monday Stock Market Crash of October 19, 1987. On the weekend directly before the crash, US Secretary of State George Shultz was in the Middle on a diplomatic mission which included among other things making efforts for Israel to negotiate peace with its Arab neighbors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell exactly 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%). According to the Library of Congress, which referenced another website, “Within that one day, over $500 billion was lost from the Dow Jones Index.”

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, October 17, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stated the following: “Secretary of State George Shultz is on a diplomatic mission that reflects the breadth, the intensity, and the importance of our country’s foreign policy efforts. Today he’s in the Middle East. He’ll meet with the leaders of Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. … Our wider role in the Middle East—perhaps more than in any other region—is that of peacemaker. We are doing our best to help narrow the differences between Israel and her Arab neighbors so that real negotiations for peace can get started.”

  • October 30, 1991 President George H.W. Bush signed the Oslo Accords
  • October 31, 1991 A hurricane dubbed “The Perfect Storm” hit the east coast of the United States, destroying Bush’s house in Kennebunkport, Maine.

  • August 23, 1992, when the Madrid Conference moved to Washington DC and peace talks resumed. 
  • August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster recorded in American history, hit Florida.

  • February 18-25, 1993, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher visited Israel and seven Arab nations to restart peace process.
  • February 26, 1993, World Trade Center Bombing: $750 million 

  • January 16, 1994 President Clinton met with President Assad of Syria to discuss the possibility of Israel giving up the Golan Heights. 
  • January 17, 1994, the devastating Northridge earthquake hit southern California. It was the second worst natural disaster up to that time in U.S. history.

  • March 10-17, 1993, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher has press conference on Israel & Israel Prime Minister Rabin met with President Clinton and others.
  • March 12-15, 1993, “Storm of the Century”: 318 dead; up to 120 mph winds and 56” snow; all east coast airports closed; $3-6 billion.

  • October 17, 1994, Israel Prime Minister Rabin and Jordan Prime Minister Majali sign peace agreement – President Clinton present.
  • October 17-21, 1994, Texas Flooding: 17 dead worst flooding on record in Texas $1 billion.

  • September 28, 1995 & September 29, 1995, In Washington, DC, Israel & PLO sign Interim Agreement on West Bank & Gaza Strip; 1st US-Israel-Palestine Trilateral Commission.
  • September 27 – October 5, 1995, Hurricane Opal formed: 27 dead; strongest hurricane to hit Pensacola, FL since 1900, also hit 1,000 miles of the southern US gulf coast; hit US October 4; $3 billion.

  • March 2-3, 1997, President Bill Clinton and Arafat met, issued public statements critical of Israel.
  • March 1-2, 1997, Mississippi & Ohio Valley Flooding and Tornadoes: 67 dead (26 in Arkansas); winds up to 207-260 mph & tornadoes brought heavy rains; flooding; $1 billion. President Clinton’s home state of Arkansas was devastated by tornadoes.

  • April 7, 1997 , President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at White House; Clinton said he would work to get peace process back on track.
  • April 1-14, 1997, Northern Plains Flooding: 5 dead; flooding in North Dakota, up to 26’ above flood stage, breaks 100-year record

  • January 7, 1998, After meeting with Israeli President Weizman, US Middle East Coordinator Ross issued statement to give “little push” to the peace process
  • January 4-9, 1998, Northeast Ice Storm: One of the longest and most damaging ice storms to hit northeast US; worst natural disaster in Canadian history; $1.4 billion.

  • January 21, 1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was supposed to meet with President Clinton at the White House, but when Netanyahu showed up for the lunch date he was shunned by Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. 
  • January 21, 1998 White House intern Monica Lewinsky became a household name.
  • January 28, 1998, Secretary of State Albright made statement in support of Clinton peace plan.
  • January – February 1998, Southeast Severe Weather: Warmest and wettest January – February on record; 59 dead; over 5,000 homes damaged or destroyed; $1 billion.

  • September 28, 1998, Secretary of State Madeline Albright gave a press briefing announcing an American-brokered deal that would require Israel to give up 13 percent of Judea and Samaria 
  • September 28, 1998, Georges, a category 4 hurricane, hit the United States Gulf Coast Biloxi, Mississippi, with winds of 110 mph and gusts of up to 175 mph. In terms of damage, it was the costliest hurricane since Hurricane Andrew, causing $10 billion of damage and killing 604 people.

  • October 15, 1998 & October 22, 1998, PLO head Yasser Arafat met with Israeli Prime Minister at the Wye River Plantation to discuss the deal, 
  • October 17-22, 1998, Hurricane Madeline raged off the coast of Texas. The resulting rains and tornadoes caused over $750 million in damage, and killing 31 people.

  • December 12, 1998, President Clinton arrived in Israel to insure Wye Agreement would be implemented
  • December 19, 1998, Clinton Impeachment: President Clinton charged with perjury and obstruction of justice 

  • May 4, 1999, Arafat was to declare Palestinian state & Jerusalem as its capital (postponed until December at President Clinton’s request); President Clinton wrote Arafat, said he had right to “own land”; Mrs. Clinton repeated support for Palestinian State.
  • May 3-4, 1999, Oklahoma-Kansas Tornadoes: Most powerful to ever hit US’ 316 mph record wind speed; $1.6 billion.

  • September 1-4, 1999, Secretary Albright traveled to Egypt, Israel, West Bank, Morocco, Lebanon and Syria to restart Wye Accord compliance; Albright attended Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.
  • September 4, 1999, Hurricane Dennis: came ashore, the same day Albright watched Barak and Arafat sign the Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.

  • September 13, 1999, 1st meeting of Israel Foreign Minister & PLO official to work out borders for Palestinian state.
  • September 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd: nearly every river basin in the eastern part of NC exceeded 500-year flood levels. In total, Floyd was responsible for 57 fatalities and $6.9 billion.

  • October 11, 1999, Israel: Jewish settlers evicted from 15 West bank hilltops as part of land for peace deal.
  • October 14-15, 1999, Hurricane Irene: hits North Carolina killed 18 people (15 indirectly) and caused $800 million in damage; 
  • October 16, 1999 Hector Mine Earthquake: 7.1, 5th largest to hit US

  • May 5, 2001,  George Mitchell, condemns the expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.
  • May 6, 2001, A spring storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow in central Colorado’s Arkansas Valley, an unusual amount there at any time of year

  • May 21, 2001, George Mitchell calls for a freeze on expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.
  • May 22, 2001, A dozen twisters whip Michigan, Ohio

  • June 11, 2001, CIA Director George Tenet met with Sharon and Arafat to respond to a blueprint he offered for a formal cease-fire.
  • June 11, 2001, Tropical Storm Allison: hit southeast US; 24 dead; heavy flooding in Texas and Louisiana; 36” of rain; costliest tropical storm in US history ; $5 billion.

  • September 18, 2001, Israel pulls back military from the West Bank due to enormous pressure from Washington.
  • October 2 2001, President George Bush announces a dramatic break with America’s previous Middle East policy, saying that he is prepared to back the creation of a Palestinian state.
  • October 5, 2001, American relations with Israel plunge to their lowest point in a decade, as the White House denounces as “unacceptable” statements by the Israeli prime minister comparing the US coalition-building in the Arab world with British appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s.
  • September 18-October 9, 2001, anthrax mail attacks, killing 5, infecting 17
  • October 11 2001, The Bush administration unveils a dramatic new blueprint for Middle East peace, envisaging Jerusalem as a shared capital for an Israeli and a Palestinian state.
  • October 11, 2001, Over half a dozen tornadoes sweep across Oklahoma and Nebraska

  • June 8, 2002, President Bush Meets with Egyptian President Mubarak
  • June 8, 2002, Hayman fire began in Colorado, the largest in the state’s history, burning nearly 138,000 acres; 132 homes lost.

  • October 24, 2002, President Bush’s Middle East envoy, William Burns warns Ariel Sharon that his government should swiftly end the suffering and humiliation of the Palestinians.
  • October 24, 2002, Corpus Christi, Texas, hit by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding, one dead; $85 million in damage

  • November 5, 2002, President Bush “observe the holy month of Ramadan…Islam is a peace-loving faith”
  • November 9-11, 2002, 83 tornadoes tear through seven states: 36 dead, +$160 million damage; one of worst November tornado outbreaks on record

  • December 5, 2002, Bush commemorated end of Ramadan at Islamic Center in DC, saying it commemorates the revelation of God’s word in the Holy Koran to the prophet Mohammad.”
  • December 5, 2002, Worst ice storm in history of Carolinas; from Oklahoma to the Carolinas 1.6 million homes and businesses without electric power 

  • January 28, 2003, President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address, “In the Middle East, we will continue to seek peace between a secure Israel and a democratic Palestine.”
  • January 31, 2003, Collin Powell addresses the National Conference of World Affairs Councils of America stating, “With the help of this Quartet and other members of the international community, we are drawing up a roadmap to a lasting peace based on President Bush’s vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.”
  • February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster over Palestine, Texas, with Israeli (first) Astronaut Ilan Ramon on board.

  • April 30, 2003, Publishing of “the Road Map to Peace” that had been developed by the so-called “Quartet” and was presented to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon by U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer. 
  • April 30 – May 10, 2003, Tornadoes began occurring over the affected area on April 30, but the most prolific continuous period was the seven-day period of May 4–10. There were 401 tornado reports in 19 states and 1 Canadian province, 1,587 reports of large hail, and 740 reports of wind damage. More severe weather broke out this week alone than any other week in U.S. history.

  • May-August 2003, Quartet (US, EU, UN & Russia) continued meeting and negotiating “Road Map” plan for dividing Israel. 
  • June-August 2003 Hottest summer in Europe in 500 years; 22,000 dead in 14 countries; 50% of many crops lost; hundreds of fires; billions lost in agriculture. The “meteorological equator” – the hot air mass usually over Africa shifted north to Europe; US experienced record heat in West (like 1930s dust bowl), but torrential rains in East, with some areas receiving double the normal rainfall; Russia: 431 fires, Germany 300 fires, Locust descended on Mongolia/China border towns damaging 11 million hectares of crops.

  • July 15, 2003, Hurricane Claudette makes landfall in Texas causing $181 million in damages
  • July 16, 2003, the State Department releases the “Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian Reciprocal Action, Quartet Support”

  • August 10, 2004, Secretary of State Powell remarks at Seeds of Peace Even, “In the Middle East, we are committed to realizing President Bush’s vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. We believe that Israel’s plan to withdraw from Gaza, and to begin the withdrawal from the West Bank, with four settlements withdrawn from, represents a valuable opportunity to move forward. This initiative could help to bring both sides, both sides together to resume negotiations under the path, under the direction of the elements of the roadmap.” The roadmap was set.
  • August 12, 2004, Tropical Storm Bonnie hit northwest Florida ($1.2 million in damages) while on August 13, 2004, a mere 22 hours after Bonnie, Hurricane Charley hits southern Florida. It was the first time in history that two tropical cyclones struck the same state in a 24-hour period. Charley caused $16.3 billion in damages and 16 dead.

  • August 29, 2004, Hurricane Gaston hit South Carolina with $130 million in damage
  • September 5, 2004, Hurricane Frances hit eastern Florida causing $4.5 billion in damages
  • September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hit Alabama, tracking north all the way to Delaware, entered the Atlantic, headed south, crossed Florida, reentering the Gulf of Mexico on September 21, 2004, returned to being a tropical storm, weakened and hit Louisiana on September 24, 2004, leaving 58 dead and $18.8 billion in damage after its loop through the southern United States.
  • September 25, 2004, Hurricane Jeanne made landfall in Florida just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from where Frances had struck a mere 3 weeks earlier. Building on the rainfall of Frances and Ivan, Jeanne brought near-record flood levels as far north as West Virginia and New Jersey causing  $6.8 billion, making this the 13th costliest hurricane in U.S. history.
  • October 10, 2004, Tropical Storm Matthew made landfall in Louisiana causing $305,000
  • 2004 Hurricane season caused over $46 billion in damage

  • November 22, 2004, The US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, visits Israel and the West Bank in an attempt to resuscitate the peace process.
  • November 22–24, 2004, 104 tornadoes from Texas to Mississippi broke out causing $13.7 billion in damage

  • June 7, 2005, President Welcomes British Prime Minister Blair to the White House to “…support Israel’s disengagement from Gaza…” and continues until August, 2005.
  • June 8, 2005, nearly two months earlier than when the 2004 season started, Tropical Storm Arlene formed and making landfall in the Panhandle of Florida on Jun 11, 2005. Minimal damage.
  • July 5, 2005, Hurricane Cindy made landfall in Louisiana causing $320 million in damages
  • July 10, 2005, Hurricane Dennis made landfall Pensacola, Florida, causing 15 deaths and $2.23 billion in damages

Katrina and Gaza

  • In 2005, one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history, Hurricane Katrina, coincided with the expulsion of the Jewish population from Gush Katif, which became part of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, in a much-reviled political move made under pressure from the US government.
  • 8 Aug 2005: U.S. pressures Israel to pull out of Gaza
  • 15 Aug 2005: Israel begins to pull out of Gaza forcing settlers out (9,000 Israeli’s forcibly removed from Gaza)
  • 23 Aug 2005: Hurricane Katrina forms
  • 24 Aug 2005: Israel pullout completes Gaza withdrawal
  • 24 Aug 2005: U.S. pressures Israel to resume roadmap plan
  • 26 Aug 2005: Sharon faces the battle of his political life against Netanyahu
  • 26 Aug 2005: Oil hits a record high at $68/barrel
  • 29 Aug 2005: Katrina hits New Orleans – 28 levees fail (over 50 in the ensuing days) and displaced over 1 million people in the U.S. making it the largest diaspora in U.S. history. That’s over 111 times more than those in the Gaza. Katrina cause over $200 billion in damages.
  • 4 Jan 2006: Ariel Sharon has massive stroke leaving him in a permanent vegetative state

  • 30 Mar 2010: Netanyahu snubbed at the White House while Obama goes to dinner
  • 10 Apr 2010: Israel will not attend the Obama Nuclear Arms Summit in fears the US will force Israel
  • 19 Apr 2010: Obama and Israel: Showdown at the UN (U.S. will not rubber-stamp a veto on non-Israeli friendly votes)
  • 20 Apr 2010: Israel warns of a nuclear race in the Middle East where Iran is allowed to have the bomb
  • 21 Apr 2010: US will not attack Iran on nuclear issue, leaves Israel to make a unilateral decision, which without US support will fail
  • 21 Apr 2010: US to allow a nuclear Iran
  • 21 Apr 2010: Oil Rig explodes off coast of Louisiana, 11 killed
  • 29 Apr 2010: Obama warns Israel and PA to do nothing to stop peace process
  • 29 Apr 2010: Gulf Oil slick: Businesses Brace for the worse
  • 29 Apr 2010: Oil Slick makes landfall

  • 21 Jun 2010: US angry with the continued building in East Jerusalem
  • 22 Jun 2010: Israel’s feeling of isolation is becoming more pronounced
  • 24 Jun 2010: Obama calls Gaza situation ‘unsustainable’
  • 24 Jun 2010: A 100-yard-wide tornado with winds of at least 100 mph rips through Bridgeport causing massive damage
  • June 2016, a summit was held in Paris as a prelude to a multi-national conference that would force Israel to unilaterally accept the two-state solution and create a Palestinian state within its borders. 
  • As the delegates left the summit, rain began to fall. Over the next 24 hours, the River Seine rose 20 feet, resulting in the worst flooding Paris has seen in decades.

  • August 24, 2017, Hurricane Harvey: As of Sunday, Aug 27, …a result of what FEMA labeled “the worst disaster” in Texan history. 
  • August 24, 2017, Trump’s Middle East team met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

After 13 hours of vetting the dates and events, I just copied what I wrote in my study from March 2010 to Hurricane Harvey. I think this kind of proves a point… beware messing with God’s chosen people.

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