Annie Oakley's chart informationTo fill in the rest of the circle we have to move down anti-clockwise to the next line--this is the start of the second house. This house has to do with her body, possessions, her own money and how she uses it. The sign you should place there is SAGITTARIUS with 10 degrees and 35 minutes. Move down to the next line. This is the third house and has to do with travel, close family, brothers and sisters, neighbours, school, environment, reading and writing. Place the sign of CAPRICORN there with 14 degrees and 13 minutes. We go to the next line which is the fourth one. This is the start of the fourth house. This has to do with parents, roots, country, estate;and end of life. We set the sign of AQUARIUS there with 19 degrees and 58 minutes. The next line is the fifth house, and the sign there should be PISCES with 22 degrees and 36 minutes. This house has to do with children, creativity, love affairs, romance, speculations, amusement and sports. We go to the next line and the sign there is ARIES with 19 degrees and 31 minutes. This is the sixth house and has to do with sickness, health, pets ,colleagues, work and aunts and uncles. Up to the next line, this is the 7th house. The sign there is Taurus; this sign is opposite to the ascendant; it has the same degrees and minutes as the ascendant--11 degrees and 25 minutes. This 7th house has to do with parnerships--business or private. It is the house of open enemies, lawyers and the public. We move up to the line at the 8th house and there is the sign of Gemini with 10 degrees and 35 minutes, the same as the second house. This 8th house has to do with other people's possessions, legacies, occult, the other world, things that are hidden from normal people. Up to the next line we come to the ninth house and the sign there is Cancer with 14 degrees and 13 minutes the same as the third house. The ninth house has to do with higher education, law, philosophy, religion, foreign countries, long distance travel; it is also the house of the partner's relatives. Another step over to the 10th line(house). There we see the sign of Leo with 19 degrees and 58 minutes. This house is that of the career, the parents, the outside world, and those in authority. And now to the next line which is that of the 11th house; and we see that 22 degrees and 36 minutes is there. The sign is Virgo. The 11th house has to do with your hopes and your wishes, clubs and groups and friends. The last line is Libra and the 12th house; with 19 degrees and 31 minutes. The 12th house has to do with isolation, hospitals and prisons and confinement, enemies, the past. This house is a mystical, occult house. The circle is now complete with all the signs and degrees around it.
This Astrology business.We are now well into the middle of the year of 2016, and our generation are still baffled with the workings of astrology. It has been called ''rubbish'' , ''devils work'', ''magic'', ''divination,'' ; and what not. In truth it is something that is working within and without of us, working on some sort of electromagnetic waves; and of course having time and space as partners. I have been for a very long time trying to see if I can discover how it really works; and to tell you the truth, it works; and I still don't know why. I find that it is good to know certain things that it has to offer--like guiding your children in the right way. I have discovered that if you have children who are born under the sign of Virgo, that you have to be very careful how you bring them up. These children sees every single thing that is going on around them; and they record them, keeping it with them down into old age. You can also have children who are not born under Virgo but have many planets in that sign. Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac; and it has to do with health, sickness, colleagues., pets, and work. I will now show you how you can understand astrology in a simple way. If you have the time, get some A four paper. Draw a round circle. Draw a line in the center from left to right; and one from the top to the bottom. On the left of the middle line is east; over on the right of the middle line is West. Now the line from the top through the bottom--the top is North, and the bottom is south. You can also get a blank astrological wheel from the internet. The line that is going from left to right across the middle, is known as the horizon. The left side is where the degrees and signs rise, according to the rotation of our earth on its axis, and the sun in its movements along the ecliptic. 1 degree is equal to four minutes, which is equal to one year of life on earth. The left hand side, is also known as the ascendant; it has to do with you, it is your personalty. Whatever sign and degrees are rising at that moment, all has to do with yourself. The whole circle has 12 departments called houses. Each house has 30 degrees so that the whole circle is 360 degrees. Once you know your date of birth, the time of day; the month and the year; and the place, like town and country, then you can begin to see what is in store for you. You can also get it done on the internet. What I am going to do now is show you the chart of Annie Oakley because her story is well-known; and you can see for yourself what astrology is all about; and how it is supposed to be working. Annie Oakley was born on the 13th August 1860, at 12.00pm, North Star, Ohio, USA. On the left of your circle which you have drawn, you can fill in 11 degrees and 25 minutes of the sign SCORPIO. This tells us that she come under this sign as her ascendant and personality.
JESUS THE SON OF SIRACHMany great teachings have been given to us through the law and the prophets and the others that followed them, and for these we should praise Israel for instruction and wisdom. Now, those who read the scriptures must not only themselves understand them, but must also as lovers of learning be able through the spoken and written word to help the outsiders. So my grandfather Jesus, who had devoted himself especially to the reading of the Law and the Prophets and the other books of our ancestors and had acquired considerable proficiency in them, was himself also led to write something pertaining to instruction and wisdom, so that by becoming familiar also with his book those who love learning might make even greater progress in living according to the Law.
You are invited therefore to read it with goodwill and attention, and to be indulgent in cases where, despite our diligent labor in translating, we may seem to have rendered some phrases imperfectly. For what was originally expressed in Hebrew does not have exactly the same sense when translated into another language. Not only this book, but even the Law itself, the Prophecies, and the rest of the books differ not a little when read in the Original.
When I came to Egypt in the thirty -eight year of the reign of Euergetes and stayed for some time, I found opportunity for no little instruction. It seemed highly necessary that I should myself devote some diligence and labor to the translation of this book. During that time I have applied my skill day and night to complete and publish the book for those living abroad who wished to gain learning and are disposed to living according to the Law.
Here are some of the wisdom I have taken out of the book:
DO NOT HIDE YOUR WISDOM.
WISDOM BECOME KNOWN THROUGH SPEECH.
NEVER SPEAK AGAINST THE TRUTH.
BE ASHAMED OF YOUR IGNORANCE.
DO NOT BE ASHAMED TO CONFESS YOUR SINS.
DO NOT TRY TO STOP THE CURRENT OF A RIVER.
DO NOT SUBJECT YOURSELF TO A FOOL.
THE LORD IS SLOW TO ANGER.
BOTH MERCY AND WRATH ARE WITH HIM.
DO NOT DEPEND ON DISHONEST WEALTH.
STAND FIRM FOR WHAT YOU KNOW.
DO NOT BE CALLED DOUBLE-TONGUED.
A BAD NAME INCUR SHAME AND REPROACH.
DO NOT FALL INTO THE GRIP OF PASSION OR YOU MAY BE TORN APART AS BY A BULL. YOUR LEAVES WILL BE DEVOURED AND YOUR FRUIT DESTROYED, AND YOU WILL BE LEFT LIKE AWITHERED TREE.
EVIL PASSION DESTROYS THOSE WHO HAVE IT, AND MAKES THEM THE LAUGHING-STOCK OF THEIR ENEMIES.
WHEN YOU GAIN FRIENDS GAIN THEM THROUGH TESTING>
KEEP AWAY FROM YOUR ENEMIES.
BE ON GUARD WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
FAITHFUL FRIENDS ARE BEYOND PRICE.
WISDOM SEEM VERY HARSH TO THE UNDISCIPLINED, FOOLS CANNOT REMAIN WITH HER.
WISDOM IS NOT READILY PERCEIVED BY MANY.
SEARCH OUT AND SEEK, AND SHE WILL BECOME KNOWN TO YOU.
WHEN YOU GET HOLD OF HER, DO NOT LET HER GO.
IF YOU LOVE TO LISTEN YOU WILL GAIN KNOWLEDGE.
IT IS THE LORD WHO WILL GIVE INSIGHT TO YOUR MIND.
REFUSE TO UTTER ANY LIE.
DO NOT TRUST YOURSELF TO ONE WHOM YOU DETEST.
DO NOT CONTEND WITH THE POWERFUL, OR YOU MAY FALL INTO THEIR HANDS.
DO NOT QUARREL WITH THE RICH, IN CASE THEIR RESOURCES OUTWEIGHS YOURS.
DO NOT ARGUE WITH THE LOUD OF MOUTH.
DO NOT REJOICE OVER ANY ONE"S DEATH : REMEMBER THAT WE MUST ALL DIE.
DO NOT GO TRAVELLING WITH THE RECKLESS, OR THEY WILL BE BURDONSOME TO YOU; FOR THEY WILL ACT AS THEY PLEASE, AND THROUGH THEIR FOLLY YOU WILL PERISH WITH THEM..
DO NOT PICK A FIGHT WITH THE QUICK_TEMPERED, AND DO NOT JOURNEY WITH THEM THROUGH LONELY COUNTRY, BECAUSE BLOODSHED MEANS NOTHING TO THEM, AND WHERE NO HELP IS AT HAND, THEY WILL STRIKE YOU DOWN.
DO NOT CONSULT WITH FOOLS FOR THEY CANNOT KEEP A SECRET.
DO NOT GIVE YOURSELF TO A WOMAN AND LET HER TRAMPLE DOWN YOUR STRENGTH.
DO NOT GO NEAR A LOOSE WOMAN, OR YOU WILL FALL INTO HER SNARES.
DO NOT GAZE AT BEAUTY BELONGING TO ANOTHER.
DO NOT ABANDON OLD FRIENDS.
KEEP FAR FROM THOSE WHO HAVE POWER TO KILL, AND YOU WILL NOT BE HAUNTED BY THE FEAR OF DEATH. BUT IF YOU APPROACH THEM. MAKE NO MISSTEP, OR THEY MAY ROB YOU OF YOUR LIFE.
DO NOT FIND FAULT BEFORE YOU INVESTIGATE; EXAMINE FIRST THEN CRITICIZE.
DO NOT ANSWER BEFORE YOU LISTEN.
DO NOT INTERRUPT WHEN ANOTHER IS SPEAKING.
GOOD THINGS AND BAD, LIFE AND DEATH, POVERTY AND WEALTH, COME FROM THE LORD.
DO NOT INVITE EVERYONE INTO YOUR HOME, FOR MANY ARE THE TRICKS OF THE CRA FTY.
BEWARE OF SCOUNDRELS, FOR THEY DEVISE EVIL, AND THEY MAY RUIN YOUR REPUTATION FOREVER.
IF YOU DO GOOD KNOW TO WHOM YOU DO IT.
TAKE CARE NOT TO BE LED ASTRAY AND HUMILIATED WHEN YOU ARE ENJOYING YOURSELF.
TREAT YOURSELF WELL ACCORDING TO YOUR MEANS.
DO NOT DEPRIVE YOURSELF OF A DAY"S ENJOYMENT; DO NOT LET YOUR SHARE OF DESIRED GOOD PASS BY YOU.
ALL LIVING BEINGS BECOME OLD LIKE A GARMENT.
EVERY WORK DECAY AND CEASES TO EXIST.
IT WAS THE LORD WHO CREATED HUMAN BEINGS IN THE BEGINNING AND HE LEFT THEM IN THE POWER OF THEIR OWN FREE CHOICE.
BEFORE EACH PERSON ARE LIFE AND DEATH, AND WHICH EVER ONE CHOOSES WILL BE GIVEN.
THE LORD CREATED HUMAN BEINGS OUT OF THE EARTH AND MAKES THEM RETURN TO IT AGAIN. HE GAVE THEM A FIXED NUMBER OF DAYS.
NOT EVERY THING IS WITHIN HUMAN CAPABILITY. HUMAN BEINGS ARE NOT IMMORTAL.
HE WHO LIVES FOREVER CREATED THE WHOLE UNIVERSE; TO NONE HAS HE GIVEN POWER TO PROCLAIM HIS WORKS.
BEFORE YOU SPEAK, LEARN. AND BEFORE YOU FALL ILL, TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH.
THE MIND FIRMLY RESOLVED AFTER DUE REFLECTION WILL NOT BE AFRAID IN A CRISIS.
DO NOT ACCUSTOMED YOUR MOUTH TO COARSE LANGUAGE.
BEFORE THE AGES, IN THE BEGINNING, HE CREATED ME, AND FOR ALL THE AGES I SHALL NOT CEASE TO BE.
WHOEVER OBEYS ME WILL NOT BE PUT TO SHAME.
Deuteronomy Chapter 9Hear, O Israel: thou art to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than thyself,cities great and fortified up to heaven, a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say: 'Who can stand before the sons of Anak?'
Know therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is He who goeth over before thee as a devouring fire; He will destroy them, and He will bring them down before thee; so shalt thou drive them out, and make them to perish quickly, as the LORD has spoken unto thee..
Speak not thou in thy heart, after that the LORD thy God hath trust them out from before thee, saying: 'For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land; whereas for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart, dost thou go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that He may establish the word which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Know therefore that it is not for thy righteousness that the LORD thy God giveth thee this good land top posses it, for thou art a stiffnecked people.
Remember, forget thou not, how thou didstmake the LORD thy God wroth in the wilderness; from the day that thou didst goeth forth out of the land of Egypt, until you came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD. Also in Horeb ye made the LORD wroth, and the LORD wasa angered with you to have destroyed you.
When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water.
And the LORD delivered unto me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written accoding to all the words, which the LORD spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
And the LORD said unto me: 'Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people that thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have dealt corruptly; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.'
Furthermore the LORD unto me, saying: 'I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people; let Me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.'
So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire; and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands. And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God; ye had made you a molten calf; ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.
And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water; because of all your sin which ye sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him.
For I was in dread of the anger and hot displeasure wherewith the Lord was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me that time also.
Moreover the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him, and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and beat it in pieces, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust; and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.--And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-barnea, saying: 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you'; then ye rebelled against the commander of the LORD your God, and ye believed Him not, nor hearkened to His voice.
Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.-- So I fell down before the LORD the forty days and forty nights that I fell down; because the LORD had said He would destroy you.
And I prayed unto the LORD and said: 'O Lord GOD, destroy not Thy people and Thine inheritance, that THou hast redeemed through Thy greatness, that Thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin; lest the land whence THou broughtest us out say: Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which He promised unto them, and because He hated them, He hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
Yet they are Thy people and Thine inheritance, that Thou didst bring out by Thy great power and by Thy outstrteched arm.'
Psalm 90 A prayer of Moses the man of God.Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God. Thou turnest man to contrition; and sayest: 'Return, ye children of men.'
For a Thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
For we are consumed in Thine anger, and by Thy wrath are we hurried away. Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in Thy wrath; we bring our years to an end as a tale that is told.
The days of our years are three score years and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore years; yet is their pride but travail and vanity; for it is speedily gone, and we fly away.
Who knoweth the power of Thine anger, and Thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto Thee?
So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD; how long? And let it repent Thee concerning Thy servants. O satisfy us in the morning with Thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad according to the days wherin Thou hast afflicted us, according to the years wherein we have seen evil. Let Thy works appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory upon their children.
And let the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; establish Thou also upon us the work of our hands; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.
Chapter 20 from the book of Jeremiah.The interpretations in some bibles are not the same as the Hebrew bible. For while they would translate that Jeremiah wrote, ''O Lord you have deceived me, and I was decveived;'' we find that the word in the Hebrew bible is ''entice, '' Jeremiah has hope, and his desire is with God.
In the Hebrew bible chapter 20 is like this:
Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was chief officer in the house of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things. Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the Upper Gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of the Lord.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him: The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib. For thus said the Lord: Behold I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends; and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it; and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive to Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.
Moreover I will give all the store of this city, and all the gains thereof, and all the wealth thereof, yea, all the traesures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, who shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.
And thou ,Pashur, and all that dwell in thy house shall go into captivity; and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and there shalt thou be buried, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied falsely.''
O Lord, Thou hast enticed me, adn I was enticed, Thou hast overcome me, and hast prevailed; I am become a laughingstock all the day, everyone mocketh me. For as often as I speak, I cry out, I cry: 'Violence and spoil;' because the word of the Lord is made a reproach unto me, and a derison, all the day. And if I say: 'I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name,' then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I weary myself to hold it in, but cannot.
For I have heard the whispering of many, terror on every side: 'Denounce, and we will denounce him;' even of all my familiar friends, them that watch for my halting: 'Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.'
But the Lord is with me as a mighty warrior; therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be greatly ashamed, because they have not prospered, even with an everlasting confusion which shall never be forgotten. But, O Lord of hosts, that triest the righteous, that seest the reins and the heart, let me see Thy vengeance on them; for unto Thee have I revealed my cause. Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord; for He hath delivered the soul of the needy from the hand of evil-doers.
Cursed be the day wherein I was born; the day wherein my mother bore me, let it not be blessed. Curse be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying: 'A man-child is born unto thee;' making him very glad. And let that man be as the cities which the Lord overthrew, and repented not; and let him hear a cry in the morning, and an alarm at noontide; because he slew me not from the womb; and so my mother would have been my grave, and her womb Always great. Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame.
You can see here, that Jeremiah knows that he is a man. He knows that as a prophet, he will have trouble with many people, especially those who will not listen. But he placed his trust in the Lord Always.He is against the false prophets, and so is the Lord God, the God of Israel, the God of all the earth.
God speaking to MosesAnd the Lord spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying:
''This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying: In the 10th day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their father's houses, a lamb for a Household; and if the Household be too little for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbour next unto his house take one according to the number of the souls; according to every man's eating ye shall make your count for the lamb.
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; ye shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats; and ye shall keep it unto the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at dusk.
And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night,roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the inwards thereof.
And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste--it is the LORD's passover.
FOR I WILL GO THROUGH THE LAND OF EGYPT IN THAT NIGHT, AND WILL SMITE ALL THE FIRST_BORN IN THE LAND OF EGYPT< BOTH MAN AND BEAST: AND AGAINST ALL THE gods OF EGYPT I WILL EXECUTE JUDGMENTS: I AM THE LORD.
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; AND WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I WILL PASS OVER YOU, AND THERE SHALL NO PLAGUE BE UPON YOU TO DESTROY YOU, WHEN I SMITE THE LAND OF EGYPT.
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordnance forever.
Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; howbeit the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
Now the time that the children of israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.
And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron: ''This is the ordinance of the passover: there shall no alien eat thereof; but every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof.
ONE LAW SHALL BE TO HIM THAT IS HOMEBORN, AND UNTO THE STRANGER THAT SOJOURNETH AMONG YOU.
And the LORD spoke unto Moses: ''Depart, go up hence, thou and the people that thou hast broughtup out of the land of Egypt, unto the land of which I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it-- and I will send an angel before thee.
And the LORD said unto Moses: ''Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the fiirst; and I will write upon the tables the words that were on the first tables, which thou didst break. And be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to Me on the top of the mount. And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed: 'The LORD, the LORD, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth; keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation.
Thou shalt make no molten gods. All that openeth the womb is mine. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; in plowing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.
Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the turn of the year.
Three times in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord GOD, the GOD of Israel.
One can read and see how clear the commands of God are when he spoke to Moses and Aaron.Here we find too, that God is forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin. Something for our bible readers to think and ponder on.
And then God came in a cloud and spoke with Moses, but did not show himself in a human form.
The Jewish Bible is correctThe Jewish bible is correct when it said that all the nations on earth came from the three sons of Noah and their wives. The bible is also correct about a flood. The bible is also correct when it says that the God of Israel is the God of all the earth. That is true for there is no one can say otherwise, only fools.
God said: ''I am the first and I am the last, and beside me there is no God.
God said: ''I took Israel and led them out of Egypt. They broke my covenant.
God said: ''I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people. I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
God has promised that the descendants of Israel will never cease to be a nation before me. I will watch over them to build and to plant.''
The bible says: ''There is no man who does not sin.
God has made himself known in the bible. He exist as spirit. He does not live in our solar system. All his works are great. He has done his works and no one can change it.
Hear and understand, there is no one on earth greater than the God of Israel. He alone is God. He has the power to do whatever he wants rto do, and no one can say to him, ''Why are you doing this or that ?''
There was once a man along time ago, who in his foolishness challenged God because he said that God had ill-treated his ancestors. So he started building a tower to try to get up to God and battle with him. This man was called Nimrod, the mighty Hunter. But he learned a lesson, a great lesson. We human beings are foolish when it comes to really understanding who God is and where he is. We first need to understand ourselves, and the powers he has given us to work with. Moses said: 'It is from God in heaven that men get their powers to become wealthy.''
The bible is correct in many things that it has recorded. It is no use for any one to keep asking the question, why did God chose Israel to be his people? This is a foolish question to ask of the creator. The God of Israel do not depend on human beings. We are his creatures. WE are the ones who should praise him daily for the breath of life that he has fgiven to us. Thank the LORD THE GOD OF ISRAEL FOR ALL GENERATIONS TO COME.
Christmas and New Year greetings.Wherever you are, and whoever you are, you get greetings from me for Christmas and the New Year.
Look after your health and keep your mind steady.Keep justice with you always, and think of those who are unfortunate and cannot live life as we do.
If you are going on a journey, may God take you there safely. In whatever you do may God help you.
Whatever your plans are for 2015, may they come out good. Be yourself, and enjoy yourself without getting into trouble.
I will continue to blog and keep your minds busy.
Take good care every one and all.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS, AND A GOOD AND PROSPEROUS 2015.
The Sabbath dayGod knows that the nations do not keep the sabbath day. His commands are for Israel and those who are joined to Israel.
It must be understood quite clearly that Israel is holy to the LORD. Israel was set apart from the nations to be a holy nation and to serve their God as priests.
God has already commanded that the burnt-offerings are for all the generations to come.
Let us read Exodus 23:36.
And he said unto them: 'This is that which the LORD hath spoken: Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy sabbath unto the LORD. Bake that which you will bake, and seethe that which you will seethe; and all that remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.'
And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade; and it did nor rot, neither was there any worm therein.
And Moses said: 'Eat that to-day; for today is a sabbath unto the LORD; today you shall not find it in the field. Six days shall you gather it; but on the seventh day is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that there went out some of the people to gather, and they found none.
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'How long refuse ye to keep My commandments and My laws?
See that the LORD hath given you the sabbath; therefore He giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ywe evry man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.'
So the people rested on the seventh day.
And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna; and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
And Moses said: 'This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded: 'Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.'
And Moses said unto Aaron: 'Take a jar, and put an omerful of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept throughout your generations.'
As the LORD commanded Moses, so AQaron laid it up before the Testimony to be kept.
And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat the manner, until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.
Let us read Exodus 23: 12
Six days thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day Thou shalt rest; that thine ox, and thine ass may have rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
Deuteronomy 5:11 says:
Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD Thy God commandeth Thee.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the LORD Thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox,nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thou.'
Numbers 15: 32-36
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the sabbath day. And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. And they put him in ward, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.'
And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Here we see that God is the big boss. No one tell him what to do. He is the who gives the orders. And as we know, in those days, life was harsh.
We see too, that God gave the command to put up some of the manna so that the coming generations can see it.
We may ask: What has happened to it? Where is it? Who has taken it away?
Well, the ark has been captured many times, and only God knows what has happened to the manna.
And then there was Solomon giving an ark to Menelik, his son to take back with him.
About the manna, we see that there was none on the seventh day. God is showing his power here.. He wants His people to really keep the day holy.
Now we come to the part about Jesus. I have already written about it. And we may ask ourselves: Why would Jesus want to break God's sabbath day. As a Jew , why did he not keep the sabbath day like the rest. And why would he want to change what God commanded Moses and Aaron.
One of the things that is always bothering me. is the fact that God told Moses to gather the elders, and then go to Pharaoh, such a command was never giver to Jesus. He did not gather the 70 elders of Israel. When anyone read through the bible they would see that God always mention the elders of Israel.
And then we have God saying: I will raise up for you a prophet from among your ''brethren.''
This word ''brethen comes up often in the bible. Just like when is said: Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
And then why are they calling God a king, when this is the title of the kings on the earth. Moses did not call God a king. He said that God was the God of gods, and the LORD of Lords, nothing about King of kings....