Monday, March 31, 2014

I Am America - Krista Branch - Great Song



She knows who we are and who she is!  The sign in the background shows:  2 Chr 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Then a later sign in the video says ‘Remember who you are’

It was prophesized by Jeremiah that we would forget who we are:
Jeremiah 50:6  My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.

She is an Israelite!

'I Am America' lyrics:

Pay no attention to the people in the street
Crying out for accountability
Make a joke of what we believe
Say we don't matter 'cause you disagree
Pretend you're kings, sit on your throne
Look down your nose at the peasants below

I've got some news, we're taking names
We're waiting now for the judgment day

I am America, one voice, united we stand
I am America, one hope to heal our land

There is still work that must be done
I will not rest until we've won

I am America

You preach your tolerance, but lecture me
Is there no end to your own hypocrisy
Your god is power, you have no shame
Your only interest is political gain

You hide your eyes and refuse to listen
You play your games and abuse the system
You stuff your pockets while Rome is burning
I've got a feeling that the tide is turning

I will not give up on this fight
I will not fade into the light, I am America

You stuff your pockets while Rome is burning
I've got a feeling that the tide is turning

I am America, one voice, united we stand
I am America, one hope to heal our land

I will not give up on this fight
I will not fade into the light, I am America

Here is her other video 'Remember Who We Are': 


Krista Branch is a pastor's wife.  See http://kristabranch.com/

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Christian Feast Days This Week


The Feast Days are Holy Days that our God, Yahweh, instructed as to observe forever.  Below are the Holy Feast Days we are instructed to observe based on the spring equinox being on March 20th in 2014.  Instructions for celebrating these days are provided below.  These are Christian Holy Days that must be celebrated as the new Christ believing Apostles did.

The spring feast days were fulfilled during the time of Jesus & we celebrate them in remembrance:

April 2 (Wed) #Passover – Last Super

We are to prepare a meal before sunset and then eat the meal after sunset.  The meal could include a roasted lamb but it must not include pork since we are never to eat pork.  The meal must include unleavened bread.  We are to eat the meal in remembrance of Jesus who was sacrificed for our past sins.  We are to celebrate the new covenant and remember the Last Super and Jesus’ crucifixion.  Jesus’ crucifixion ended all blood rituals for sins.
April 3 (Thu) Feast of Unleavened Bread
We are to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened bread for seven days.  We are to eat unleavened bread each day in remembrance of the new covenant and we are also to remember not accept false teachings of the Pharisees and today this would include the false doctrine of the 501.3 churches and the traditions of men that teach us to celebrate pagan holidays instead of the holy feast days the bible commands us to celebrate.  The first and last days are Sabbaths so we are to do no work on these days.  The unleavened bread could include crackers or tortillas.  We must remember to remove all yeast type products from our home prior to this day.  Recipe for unleavened bread.

April 4 (Fri)  Wave Sheaf – First Fruits
This feast is the holiest day of the spring feasts.    We are to repent of our sin.  We are to remember that Jesus was resurrected and ascended to heaven.

May 23 (Fri) Pentecost, Feast of Weeks – 49 days after first fruit

Today Pentecost must be celebrated as a special Sabbath.  It is the remembrance of the Apostles receiving the Holy Spirit.  It is also to remind us that we are to be baptized for the forgiveness of our sins to receive the Holy Spirit.  We are to do no work on Pentecost.  We are to eat bread with leaven to remind us that we all have sin that must be repented for.
The bible states the feast days are to be keep forever:
Exodus 12:14 "This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast.
Exodus 12:17 And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever.
Lev 23:21 And you shall make a proclamation on the same day. You shall hold a holy convocation [assembly]. You shall not do any ordinary work. It is a statute forever in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.

See Christian Feast Days for more information and scripture references.
See 2014 Christian Calendar for feast day schedule.

Easter the Celebration of Fertility


The bible states we must celebrate Passover and not Easter.  Since when we celebrate Easter we are celebrating a fertility goddess.  That is why Easter is symbolized by eggs and bunnies.

Ēostre or Ostara (Northumbrian Old English: Ēostre; West Saxon Old English: Ēastre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a goddess in Germanic paganism who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon: Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Ēostre is attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work De temporum ratione, where Bede states that during Ēosturmōnaþ (the equivalent to the month of April) feasts were held in Eostre's honor among the pagan Anglo-Saxons, but had died out by the time of his writing, replaced by the Christian "Paschal month" (a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus). In her various forms, she is a "Spring-like fertility goddess" associated with dawn, and is connected to numerous traditions and deities indigenous to Northern Europe.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre 

The goddess Eostre or Ostara was known as Ashtoreth in the bible.

From Wikipedia:

Astarte was connected with fertility, sexuality, and war. Her symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove, and a star within a circle indicating the planet Venus. Pictorial representations often show her naked. She has been known as the deified evening star.[2]

Ashtoreth is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as a foreign, non-Judahite goddess, the principal goddess of the Sidonians or Phoenicians, representing the productive power of nature. It is generally accepted that the Masoretic "vowel pointing" adopted c. 135 AD, indicating the pronunciation ʻAštōreṯ ("Ashtoreth," "Ashtoret") is a deliberate distortion of "Ashtart", and that this is probably because the two last syllables have been pointed with the vowels belonging to bōšeṯ, ("bosheth," abomination), to indicate that that word should be substituted when reading.[  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astarte#Astarte_in_Judah

Here are verses regarding Astoreth:

1 Kings 11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 11:31 And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you ten tribes 32 (but he shall have one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel), 33 because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and they have not walked in my ways, doing what is right in my sight and keeping my statutes and my rules, as David his father did.

2 Kings 25:13 And the king defiled the high places that were east of Jerusalem, to the south of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 14 And he broke in pieces the pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with the bones of men.

 King Solomon worshiping goddess Ashoreth is one of the reasons the first temple was destroyed by Yahweh.
 
When we celebrate Easter we are keeping the traditions of man instead of following the bible.  Here is what the bible says about keeping traditions instead of following Yahweh's laws:
Mat 15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat." 3 He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
We should be following the laws of Moses given by Yahweh and keeping the feast days.
 
See  Christian Feast Days for more information.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Queen Elizabeth & Jacob’s Pillow the Coronation Stone


Overview


Queen Elizabeth is from the line of Judah and King David.  Tracing her in Wikipedia she is from the royalty of Germany, Scotland and the Picts.  Yahweh did promise in Genesis 49:10 that the scepter would not depart from the line of Judah.

There has been an established tradition to have the coronation stone present at the coronation ceremonies.  This stone was originally Jacob’s pillow mentioned in Genesis 28:10-22. 

The information reflected below shows how the scepter has not departed from Judah and the history of the coronation stone.


Bethel - The Lia Fail - Stone of Destiny - Jacob's Pillar

The Royal Scepter


Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until he comes to whom it belongs.  2 Samuel 7: 16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David. As long as there is day and night, a descendant of David will be on the throne. 

Jeremiah 33:19 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 20 "Thus says the Lord: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time, 21 then also my covenant with David my servant may be broken, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with the Levitical priests my ministers. 22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered and the sands of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the offspring of David my servant, and the Levitical priests who minister to me."

 

Jacob’s Pillow – The Stone of Scone, Coronation Stone


From Wikipedia:  The Stone of Scone (/ˈskn/; Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fàil, Scots: Stane o Scone), also known as the Stone of Destiny and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone, is an oblong block of red sandstone, used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later the monarchs of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. Historically, the artifact was kept at the now-ruined Scone Abbey in Scone, near Perth, Scotland. It is also known as Jacob's Pillow Stone and the Tanist Stone, and in Scottish Gaelic clach-na-cinneamhain. Its size is about 26 inches (660 mm) by 16.75 inches (425 mm) by 10.5 inches (270 mm) and its weight is approximately 336 pounds (152 kg). The top bears chisel-marks. At each end of the stone is an iron ring, apparently intended to make transport easier. The Stone of Scone was last used in 1953 for the coronation of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

In the 14th century, the English cleric and historian Walter Hemingford described the Scottish coronation stone as residing in the monastery of Scone, a few miles north of Perth:

In the monastery of Scone, in the church of God, near to the high altar, is kept a large stone, hollowed out as a round chair, on which their kings were placed for their ordination, according to custom.

Various theories and legends exist about the stone's history prior to its residence at Scone:

  • Legends hold that this stone was the coronation stone of the early Dál Riata Gaels, which they brought with them from Ireland when settling Scotland.
  • The more historically supported story is of Fergus, son of Erc. As the first King of the Scots in Scotland, he is recorded to have brought the stone (and some claim the coronation chair as well, though this is unlikely) from Ireland to Argyll, and was crowned in it
  • In either case, these legends present a transport from Ireland and connection to the stone Lia Fáil, the coronation stone of the kings of Tara. As referenced above, the Scottish Gaelic, clach-na-cinneamhain, clach Sgàin, and Lia(th) Fàil[1] lends strong etymological support.
  • Legends place the origins in Biblical times and consider the stone to be the Stone of Jacob taken by Jacob while in Haran.[1] (Genesis 28:10-22).
  • According to Hector Boece, the Stone was first kept in the west of Scotland at the lost city of Evonium. Founded by Evenus, or Ewin, Evonium and its founder have been tentatively identified as Irvine, Ayrshire, a medieval power centre on the west coast of Scotland, and with Dunstaffnage, in Argyll.

In 1296 the Stone was captured by Edward I as spoils of war and taken to Westminster Abbey, where it was fitted into a wooden chair, known as King Edward's Chair, on which most subsequent English sovereigns have been crowned. Doubtless by this he intended to symbolise his claim to be "Lord Paramount" of Scotland with right to oversee its King.

 
Text Box: The Stone of Scone in the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey, 1855. Stone shown with Judah's lions.
 Some doubt exists over the stone captured by Edward I. The Westminster Stone theory posits that the monks at Scone Palace hid the real stone in the River Tay or buried it on Dunsinane Hill, and that the English troops were fooled into taking a substitute. Some proponents of the theory claim that historic descriptions of the stone do not match the present stone.[1] If the monks did hide the stone, they hid it well; no other stone fitting its description has ever been found.

In The Treaty of Northampton 1328, between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, England agreed to return the captured Stone to Scotland. However, riotous crowds prevented it from being removed from Westminster Abbey.[5] It was to remain in England for another six centuries. In the course of time James VI of Scotland came to the English throne as James I of England but the stone remained in London; for the next century, the Stuart Kings and Queens of Scotland once again sat on the stone — but at their coronation as Kings and Queens of England.


The Stone’s Biblical References


Jacob anoints the stone, he had used for a pillow, with oil.

Genesis 28:18 So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first. 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, 21 so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, 22 and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you."

Some say it was the same stone or rock Moses used to make water:

Exodus 17:3 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

It was a spiritual stone:

1 Corth 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with many of them God was not well pleased:for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

The tradition of the King’s coronation is reflected in 2 Kings.  This tradition is still practiced today.

2 Kings 11:11: And the guards stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the south side of the house to the north side of the house, around the altar and the house on behalf of the king. 12 Then he brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, "Long live the king!"

13 When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she went into the house of the Lord to the people. 14 And when she looked, there was the king standing by the pillar [Jacob’s pillow, stone of scones], according to the custom, and the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets.
Three Overturns

Ezekiel prophesied there would be three overturns of the crown:

Ezekiel 21:25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, 26 Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

The three overturns:

1.       In 583BC, during the fall of Jerusalem when the first temple was destroyed, the stone was removed from Jerusalem and brought to Ireland for the coronation ceremony.  There would be no Kings of Judah during the time of the captivity in Babylon.  After they were allowed to return to Judah, there were priestly kings until Jesus was born. Jesus was the last King of Judah in the land of Judea.

2.       350 BC the stone was moved to Scotland.

3.       1297AD the stone was moved to England, Westminster Abby.







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