The West Must Say “Je Suis [I Follow] Asia Bibi”

Translations of this item:

  • “I will not convert. I believe in my religion and Jesus Christ. And why should I be the one to convert and not you?” — Asia Bibi.
  • It is the West’s indolence and cupidity that has condemned Asia Bibi to death. No one in Europe has filled the streets to ask for the liberation of this courageous woman, or even to protest Pakistan’s anti-Christian laws.
  • Even Pope Francis stood silent. The emblem of his reticence is the 12 seconds of face-to-face time the Pope had with Bibi’s husband and her daughter in St. Peter’s Square. Francis barely touched the two. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, publicly called many times for her release.
  • The mainline Protestant churches of America, too busy demonizing Israel, also stood silent. Meanwhile, Christianity is being erased from its own cradle.

The death sentence for Asia Bibi is like Chernobyl’s nuclear cloud: it contaminates everything around it. After Asia’s arrest, her husband, Masih, and her children went into hiding. They have moved house 15 times in five years. They could not even attend Asia’s judicial hearings. It is too dangerous for them. Her husband was forced to quit his job.

Asia’s “crime” was to use the same water glass as her Muslim co-workers. She was sentenced to death because she is Christian and she was thirsty. “You defiled our water,” the Muslim women told her. “Convert to Islam to redeem yourself from your filthy religion.”

Asia took a deep breath and replied: “I will not convert. I believe in my religion and Jesus Christ. And why should I be the one to convert and not you?”

On November 8, 2010, after just five minutes of deliberation, Asia Noreen Bibi, under Article 295 of the Pakistani Code, was sentenced to death by hanging. The crowd cheered the verdict. She was alone and burst into tears. Next to her there were two policemen, visibly satisfied. In the days after, 50,000 people in Karachi and 40,000 in Lahore took the streets to brandish an image of Asia Bibi with the rope around her neck. They say they will not rest until she is hanged or shot.

Asia Bibi and two of her five children, pictured prior to her imprisonment on death row in 2010 for “blasphemy.”

Pakistani Islamists recently gathered to demand the immediate execution of this woman, who has been jailed for 2,500 days. Fears for the life of Bibi — the first Christian woman sentenced to be hanged in Pakistan on spurious charges of “blasphemy” — have grown after the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, a brave Muslim reformer who paid with his life for expressing support for Asia Bibi. Lawyers defending people accused of blasphemy are sometimes murdered as well.

The late Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti also supported Asia Bibi, and ensured that she was placed another cell, where a camera now checks that she does not suffer any violence. It was a fatal decision for Bhatti. A terrorist blocked Bhatti’s car as he left his mother’s house and murdered him in broad daylight. Everyone knew that the death sentence would be carried out sooner or later. Rome’s Trevi Fountain has just been illuminated red to remember Christian martyrs, such as Mr. Bhatti.

Street protests against Asia Bibi have continued since Qadri’s execution on February 29, 2016. A senior Punjabi government official revealed that Bibi’s security tightened was increased after intelligence reports surfaced that Islamist groups are conspiring to kill her inside the prison, to avenge the hanging of Qadri.

These threats are why human rights organizations have demanded that the appeal of Asia Bibi, which has been postponed so far, will be conducted in a prison cell, under tight security measures. Any transfer needs to remain secret because Islamists are ready to exploit any opportunity to target her.

To understand Asia’s impending martyrdom, one has to read the book she wrote with the French journalist Anne Isabelle Tollet, entitled “Blasphemy“.

Asia Bibi must prepare her food by herself to avoid being poisoned. Even the guards threaten her with death. She never leaves her prison cell, and no one is allowed to enter to clean it. She has to clean it by herself, and the prison does not provide any cleaning products. In the small cell, which measures three meters, next to the bed there is what the guards, to mock her, call the “bathroom.” It is a water pipe from the wall and a hole in the ground. This has been her life in the last five years, as in the crypt of a cemetery.

Meanwhile, Islamists just raised the bounty on her head to 50 million rupees ($678,000). Her lawyer explained that many Christians accused of blasphemy are killed in their prison cells before they can even appear in court.

Asia Bibi never killed anyone. But in the so-called justice system of her country, she has done something much worse, the crime of crimes, the most absolute outrage: She — allegedly — offended the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. Criminals, murderers, and rapists are treated better than her.

It is the West’s indolence and cupidity that has condemned Asia Bibi to death. For this courageous woman, no one in Europe has filled the streets to ask her liberation or to protest against Pakistan’s anti-Christian laws. Even Pope Francis stood silent. The emblem of his reticence is the 12 seconds of face-to-face time the Pope had with Bibi’s husband and her daughter in St. Peter’s Square. Francis barely touched the two, while his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, publicly called many times for her release.

U.S. President Barack Obama, always full of rhetoric and ecumenical emotions, has never said a word about the persecution of Christians or asked his Pakistani allies to free Asia Bibi. And to quote the French newspaper Le Figaro, Europeans are usually “so eager” to have “mobilizations, petitions, demonstrations of every kind, but “in this case, nothing!”

For a long time, even the American mainstream press stood silent about the massacres of Christians, who are martyred every five minutes. This silence was broken by a brave dissident of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who dedicated to this mass martyrdom a masterful essay in Newsweek. The mainline Protestant churches of America, too busy demonizing Israel, also stood silent. In France, it has been impossible even to sponsor an event in which the receipts would be given in favor of these Christians. The operator of the Paris’ metro refused an ad in favor of these Christians, then lifted the ban after protests. All European secular NGOs such as Oxfam are also silent, leaving the defense of Christians to heroic non-governmental organizations such as the Barnabas Fund.

Westerners have been accustomed to think of those remote Christians as if they were leftover agents of colonialism, so that we are deaf to their pleas and even to their tragic stories. Meanwhile, Christianity is being erased from its own cradle. Distaste for our moral cowardice is balanced by the admiration for these Christians, such as Asia Bibi, who continue to witness their faith in a land that wants to expel them from history. But the Western cowardice will be punished.

The war against the “blasphemous” has in fact deep consequences in Europe, where dozens of journalists, cartoonists and writers are condemned to death for another version of the same “crime” as Asia Bibi: “Islamophobia.” Catholic faithful such as Asia Bibi have been persecuted for the same reasons and by the same people who murdered Charlie Hebdo’s impenitent secularists. And ISIS, which recently blew up Mosul’s iconic clock church (donated by the wife of Napoleon III), would gladly blow up the Cathedral of Chartres, one of France’s greatest treasures.

The liberation of this illiterate Pakistani mother of five children does not just affect some distant Christian community. It concerns all of us. Is it too much to ask Westerners for some moral clarity and to rally under the slogan, “Je Suis Asia Bibi”?

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

 

Petition Against Cruelty of Chickens: Eggland’s Best

AS A WORKER AT EGGLAND’S BEST, I UNCOVERED SICKENING ANIMAL CRUELTY-—please help me end it!

From Change.org – click on link below to sign the petition.

Did your eggs come from tortured hens? If you buy Eggland’s Best, the answer is likely yes. How do I know? Because I worked undercover at several egg factory farms that supply Eggland’s Best and took video footage of the conditions.

The misery and suffering these animals endure is the stuff of nightmares. But don’t take my word for it. Watch the undercover footage and see for yourself.

This egg industry cruelty is sickening—and it must be stopped.

If you’ve signed petitions calling on companies to go cage-free before, thank you and congratulations—your signature paid off!  Top food retailers and restaurants, including Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, McDonald’s, and Starbucks, and more than 100 other companies have pledged to go cage-free in just the past year.

They made cage-free pledges because people like you are outraged by the millions of egg-laying hens suffering in filthy wire cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings. You took action and signed the petitions calling on these companies to make a change. 

But one major company seems stuck in the past and refuses to take a stand against blatant animal abuse: Eggland’s Best.

My hidden-camera video shows just how cruelly hens in Eggland’s Best’s supply chain are treated:

  • Thousands of hens are crammed inside cages so small the birds can’t freely walk, spread their wings, or even rest comfortably.
  • Birds suffer from feather loss caused by rubbing against the bars of their tiny wire cages.
  • Countless dead hens are left to rot in cages with live birds still laying eggs for human consumption.
  • Workers violently yank birds out of their cages by their wings or necks and throw them on top of each other in garbage cans to be gassed to death.

It’s time for Eggland’s Best to stop cramming birds into torturous cages and commit to a 100 percent cage-free policy—just like so many other major companies have already done!  

Please, take a moment to sign my petition so that all of my work and risk in gathering this important evidence is not in vain. The cruelty I witnessed can be stopped. That’s why I am asking you to help me urge Eggland’s Best to stop stuffing egg-laying hens into cages.

Thank you.

“Jeff”

Whistleblower

Martha and Mary: A Story in 3 Parts

When hearing the story of Lazarus [El’azar in Hebrew] and his 2 sisters, Mary [Miryam in Hebrew] and Martha, I believe the 2 things that usually come to our minds is about his dying and being raised from the dead by JESUS/YAHSHUA and about how JESUS/YAHSHUA chided Martha concerning how she was spending her time vs her sister – by serving instead of being at HIS Feet.

The first part of the story is in Luke 10:38-42, where Martha welcomed JESUS/YAHSHUA into her home. This is where the verses go into the detail about Martha serving while her sister sat at JESUS’S/YAHSHUA’S Feet. The second part of the story is found in Yochanan/John 11:1-46. These are the verses that describe the time of Lazarus being ill and dying and JESUS/YAHSHUA coming to see Lazarus and raising him from the dead. Please see the link below to the study on this passage which contains something surprising. Martha was the one who had belief in HIM, Mary did not. In fact, Mary and the Yehudim/Jews around her who did not believe in JESUS/YAHSHUA actually caused HIM to feel troubled and angry!

Is your belief in the MESSIAH [CHRIST] allowing HIS miracles or causing HIM to groan?

The third part of the story is found in Yochanan/John 12:1-11, Mark 14:1-9, Mattityahu/Matthew 26:6-13, and Luke 7:36-50. They all go into the story about the woman who poured costly ointment of spikenard on JESUS/YAHSHUA which HE said was in preparation for HIS burial. This woman is Mary/Miryam, Martha and Lazarus’s/El’azar’s sister. We know this because of Yochanan/John 11:2.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This Maryam was the one who had anointed the feet of Yeshua and wiped them with her hair, whose brother Lazar was sick. [The names here are Aramaic spellings, a sister language to Hebrew and the language JESUS/YAHSHUA spoke during HIS life in a body of flesh.] Continue reading

Petition: Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking in the US

Sign the petition

From Change.org. Petition by USC MSW (VAC) Graduate Students (SWK 535) to the President of the USA

You thought slavery was over in America? Think again. Human trafficking — the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation — is a $32 billion worldwide industry, and it is happening to thousands of people across the U.S. right now.

Many people think this is a third world issue, but that is not true: the U.S. Department of Justice reports that between 2008 and 2010, 83% of sex trafficking victims found within the U.S. were U.S. citizens, and 40% of those victims were children. Furthermore, the majority — upwards of 85% in some states — of trafficked children have had contact with the foster care system.

Our nation’s foster care systems do not have the appropriate resources to address this epidemic. The Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R.469) will change this by providing child welfare agencies with training and guidelines for working with youth who have been, or are currently, victims of trafficking. Please sign our petition urging the Senate to pass this crucial legislation.

H.R. 469 would ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, assess, and document child victims of trafficking. It would provide training for all child protective services workers to appropriately respond to reports of child trafficking, and connect child victims to specialized rehabilitation services.

The bill passed the House unanimously, and it has now been sitting in the Senate for months. We must urge our senators to act now and pass H.R. 469. This issue has been in the shadows for far too long, and the list of victims just grows longer. How can our representatives justify delaying action on it?  

It is a matter of protecting our children. Please join us in calling on the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 469, the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act.

Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths: A Powerful and Cheap Detoxifier

Epsom salts have been used to treat a variety of health ailments by numerous cultures for centuries. Epsom salt baths have astounding health benefits and are an excellent way to de­stress and detoxify the whole body. However, these salts are not just beneficial for healing the human body. ­They are are useful as household cleaners and can even nourish the garden. You can find bulk Epsom salts at gardening stores almost everywhere, making them a real health bargain.

The name Epsom salts comes from its origination of a bitter saline spring found at Epsom in Surrey, England. Unlike other naturally occurring salts, Epsom salts are formed from a pure mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate. Both magnesium and sulfate stimulate detoxification pathways in the body.

Epsom Salt Baths Help Prevent Magnesium Deficiency

More than 325 enzymes in our bodies require magnesium to properly function. Magnesium stimulates nerve and muscle function, limits inflammation, and improves oxygenation and blood flow through the body. Deficiencies in magnesium can cause significant damage to nerves which manifest in symptoms associated with depression.

Magnesium and sulfate are both fine consistency minerals that can be absorbed through our skin and taken up into the bloodstream. Just as your skin perspires to remove toxins through your pores, these same pores also allow minerals in.

Recall the process of reverse osmosis to understand the process which moves toxins out of the body and pulls magnesium and sulfate inward. When you soak in bathwater containing epsom salts, reverse osmosis occurs to help cleanse your body.

How Epsom Salt Baths Help Cancer Patients

Magnesium can also improve cancer patients overall wellbeing. Both the struggles of being a cancer patient as well as a lack of magnesium in the body are associated with symptoms of depression. Taking Epsom salt baths daily can help relieve symptoms of the illness and also reduce anxiety and irritability and improve sleep patterns.

Other symptoms such as constipation (a common side effect of chemotherapeutic drugs) can also be relieved by taking Epsom salt baths. Magnesium salt promotes gastric activity in the intestines which provides a laxative effect. The stimulation of movement in the gut and colon further promotes detoxification processes.

Sulfates are essential for the optimal health of joints, skin, and nervous tissue. When absorbed through the skin, sulfates can promote the health of these tissues. Sulfates also bind toxic impurities in the liver to render them less hazardous. Specifically, the sulfur component of sulfate salts is what binds to toxins, ensuring their elimination from the body.

The once fat­-soluble toxin stored in the liver tissue is metabolized, becoming water soluble. It can then be effectively excreted as waste in urine. This detoxification pathway is referred to as Phase 2 liver detoxification, also known as the conjugation pathway. It is especially critical in cancer patients who have been overloaded with toxic chemotherapy drugs.

Phase 2 liver detoxification is dependent on co-factors such as sulfur to be absorbed by the body. In other words, without sulfur or other substances which bind to impurities, toxins from drugs and the environment accumulate and remain stored in the liver, causing dysfunction. When Phase 2 detoxification pathways are impaired, individuals may have symptoms of nausea, headaches and migraines, chronic fatigue, infections, chemical sensitivities, and bloating.

Cancer patients are particularly susceptible to these health concerns because of the high dose chemotherapeutic drugs used in treatment. Phase 2 detoxification pathways are involved in breaking down drugs and removing them from the body.

Epsom Salt Baths Reduce Inflammation

Epsom salts have been shown to improve many conditions associated with inflammation. Daily Epsom salt baths can treat gout, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, bruises, sprains, and relax sore muscles. Individuals struggling with a chronic illness can also find pain relief from Epsom salt baths. This is due to the natural ability of the salts to pull out harmful toxins, improving both mineral and sulfur balance in the body.

However, you should not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease should first consult your doctor to see if it is safe to begin an Epsom salt bath regimen.

How to Take Epsom Salt Baths

Turn your Epsom salt bath treatment into a relaxing period as you will need at least 40 minutes to soak in the tub. Within the first 20 minutes of treatment the salts pull toxins out of your body through the skin. The second 20 minutes allows for the absorption of minerals to occur.

First you will need to fill up the bath with pure, warm water. A water filtration system in your home will improve your water’s quality ensuring that you do not soak in hazardous compounds such as chlorine, heavy metals, dioxins, or fluoride. Next, add the Epsom salts to the water as suggested below for standard sized bathtubs.

Children weighing under 60 lbs:

Pour 1⁄2 cup Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing between 60­-100 lbs:

Pour 1 cup of Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing between 100­-150 lbs:

Pour 1 1⁄2 cups of Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing between 150­-200 lbs:

Pour 2 cups of Epsom salts into water

Individuals weighing over 200 lbs:

Use 1⁄2 cup of Epsom salts for every 50 lb interval range

Tips for Getting Maximum Benefit From Your Epsom Salts Bath

  1. Add olive oil to your bath − Try adding 1⁄2 cup of olive to your bath water. Polyphenols found in olive oil contain antioxidant benefits which are easily absorbed into the skin. (Note: if using oil in the tub, take extra precaution to avoid slips and falls.)
  2. Add herbs & spices − The addition of cayenne pepper or a piece of ginger into the bath water can raise your heat levels promoting your body to sweat and draw out more toxins. Adding these herbs can stimulate the detoxification pathways with as little as 1 tablespoon up to as much as 1⁄2 cup.
  3. Don’t use soap − Avoid using soap when taking an Epsom salt bath to ensure the ingredients of the soap do not interact with or prevent the detoxification process from occurring.
  4. Take it easy afterwards − Taking an Epsom salt bath at night may be most feasible to ensure that you can rest for at least one hour after afterwards. However, if you have arthritic joints, you may choose to have treatment in the morning. This will help ensure that you can stay as active as possible following the bath in order to limit fatigued and achy joints.
  5. Add essential oils − Turn your Epsom salts bath into a luxurious spa treatment by adding several drops of essential oils to the water. Therapeutic oils such as lavender essential oil and frankincense can promote relaxation and stimulate healing and/or just use any essential oil(s) that you enjoy.

Are you a fan of Epsom salt baths? Please share your experience or additional tips below in the Comments section.

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Article Summary

  • Epsom salt baths have astounding health benefits and are an excellent way to de­stress and detoxify the whole body.
  • Unlike other naturally occurring salts, Epsom salts are formed from a pure mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate. These minerals can be absorbed through your skin while taking an Epsom salt bath.
  • More than 325 enzymes in the body require magnesium to function properly. Magnesium stimulates nerve and muscle function, limits inflammation, and improves oxygenation and blood flow through the body.
  • Epsom salts have been shown to improve many conditions associated with inflammation and to provide pain relief by pulling out harmful toxins, and improving both mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
  • You should not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease should first consult a doctor before taking an Epsom salt bath.
  • Plan on 40 minutes in the tub for an effective Epsom salts bath. Within the first 20 minutes of treatment the salts pull toxins out of your body through the skin. The second 20 minutes allows for the absorption of minerals to occur.
  • Use approximately 1/2 cup of Epsom salts for every 50 pounds of weight (eg. an individual weighing 200 lbs would use around 2 cups of Epsom salts in a bath).

 

 

Are you eating food offered to idols?

Another revelation I was given in Israel regarding how I was not obeying Elohim [Hebrew word for God and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] involved eating food offered to idols. Looking at the same verses I used for the study “Read Acts – blood is not food”, we find information on keeping away from what has been offered to idols. Acts 15:19 – “…abstain from things polluted by idols…”, Acts 15:29 – “abstain from what has been sacrificed/offered to idols…”, Acts 21:25 – “…abstain from what had been sacrificed/offered to idols…”. Continue reading

Update on Asia Bibi

 Below is an updated article on what is going on with her. Below the article are links to petitions for her. Thank you for praying for our FATHER in Heaven’s Will to be accomplished, whether she will be released or whether she will be executed and receive a higher reward for going to her death and not giving up CHRIST/the MESSIAH. May what she has gone through be used to help bring down unrighteous laws in JESUS CHRIST the LORD’S/YAHSHUA HA’MASHIACH YHWH’S Beloved and Precious NAME, AMEN!

Can Asia Bibi Ever Win?

Pakistan’s Islamic radicals have taken another swipe at Asia Bibi, calling for her to be put to death, ignoring the rule of law and the legal proceedings currently underway. The woman has spent seven years in prison and her case is now being heard by the Supreme Court, the third and final stage in her trial.

The Supreme Court must decide whether to confirm Bibi’s death penalty or whether to release her and declare her innocent. Should the Court decide the latter, the woman and her family would need to leave the country immediately in order to avoid an extrajudicial execution, which some imams  given the bounty on her head openly encourage.

The extremist Islamic group Sunni Tehreek, which follows the Barelvi school of thought, has unleashed its supporters and sympathisers into the streets of Pakistan’s cities. On April 15 they yet again called for Bibi’s execution. The group has sent the government its umpteenth “coded message,” warning it not to change the infamous blasphemy law.

In an official statement, Sunni Tehreek accuses Nawaz Sharif’s government of wanting to gradually remove Sharia law from national legislation, “paving the way for transforming the country into a secular and liberal state.” And it announced: “We will not let a blasphemous woman go free.”

It is important to note that demonstrations which have been similar in terms of method, tone and issues, were witnessed at the end of March, after the execution of Mumtaz Qadri who was sentenced to death and killed at the start of March for killing Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011. Taseer, a Muslim, had become a target because of his criticism of the blasphemy law and the fact that he dared defend Asia Bibi, visiting her in prison and proclaiming her innocence. He criticized it because he was aware it was being misused and was mostly manipulated in order to resolve personal disputes.

Three weeks ago, around 1,000 demonstrators managed to penetrate Islamabad’s “red zone,” an area protected by the military, which includes institutional buildings. They held a heated four-day sit-in in front of Parliament, marked by an atmosphere of tension and strong pressure on the institutions.

The unauthorized pow-wow was broken up only after participants obtained written assurance from the government that it accepted their requests and would make any changes to the blasphemy law or any concessions to those convicted for blasphemy.

Today, the radicals are raising the stakes and challenging the government once again, taking advantage of the leader’s moment of political weakness: For days now, Nawaz Sharif has been involved in the Panama Papers scandal, the documents published by newspapers around the world, revealing the existence of offshore accounts held by politicians from a large number of nations. The name of Sharif’s family also cropped up, because of its links to three of the ruling prime minister’s children.

Pakistan’s opposition leader, Imran Khan, promised to lead a protest in front of the prime minister’s residence in Lahore, calling for his resignation. Sharif has tried to defend himself by announcing the establishment of an independent judicial commission but a fiery controversy has broken out over this proposal too and the government is going through a really rough period.

In this context, the country’s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, announced a law banning all public demonstrations in the capital Islamabad, in an attempt to stop the wave of protests by extremist groups that stirred the sacred realm of democratic institutions.

All the more reason why the recent move by a group such as Sunni Tehreek represents an open challenge to the government. One of the effects of the institutional fragility that has intensified as a result of the Panama Papers scandal, is the definite shelving of any plans to change the blasphemy law, changes which only a few months ago seemed possible if not imminent.

Christians also fear the inauspicious effects on the fate of Asia Bibi, who is still locked up in a cell at a prison in Multan. Security measures have been tightened to ensure her protection after intelligence reports signalled attempts by Islamist groups to kill her in prison, out of revenge for Qadri’s hanging.

There is no respite for this woman, even inside a four-walled cell. In this highly tense climate, Asia Bibi’s team of lawyers is not too happy about the prospect of a brief hearing before the Supreme Court. It would be much better to wait for things to settle down. So more waiting. Bibi has spent the past seven years waiting for justice to be done. She has done so with the patience and prayerful demeanor of a woman of faith.

– See more at: http://aleteia.org/2016/04/22/can-asia-bibi-ever-win/#sthash.Ngbe0yy0.dpuf

http://www.callformercy.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Save-Asia-Bibi-Petition-154908417886823/
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/413/030/470/save-asia-bibi-petition/
https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-foreign-secretary-philip-hammond-and-the-government-of-pakistan-overturn-asia-bibi-s-death-sentence-saveasiabibi
https://beheardproject.com/bibi
http://www.acnuk.org/will-you-sign-the-asia-bibi-petition-

10 Commandments, Altars as “he” and “she”, Common/Profane/Wounded the Suffering Servant

The above link is from Jeffrey Benner’s site, Ancient Hebrew Research Center and his mechanical translation of the 10 Commandments. He has studied modern to late Hebrew and has gotten into the early and middle Hebrew as well [paleo to semetic]. Very interesting to read.

One item of big interest, I feel, looking at his study on Exodus/Sh’mot 20 is that altars made from earth are referred to as “he”. Altars made from stone look to be referred to as “she” and if the stone was hewn it says: “given that you waved your sword upon her, and you (made) her [common],”, which comes from “will much pierce her”. Excerpt below is about the altar made from hewn stone from the link at the top.

וְאִם מִזְבַּח אֲבָנִים תַּעֲשֶׂה לִּי לֹא תִבְנֶה אֶתְהֶן גָּזִית כִּי חַרְבְּךָ הֵנַפְתָּ עָלֶיהָ וַתְּחַלְלֶהָ

we’im miz’bahh a’va’nim ta’a’seh li lo tiv’neh et’hen ga’zit ki hhar’be’kha hey’naph’ta a’ley’ah wat’hhal’le’le’ah 

and~IF ALTAR STONE~s you(ms)~will~DO to~me NOT you(ms)~will~BUILD AT~them(f) HEWN-STONE GIVEN-THAT SWORD~you(ms) you(ms)~did~make~WAVE UPON~her and~you(ms)~will~much~PIERCE~her

and if you will (make) {an} altar {of} stones, you will not build them {of} hewn stone, given that you waved your sword upon her, and you (made) her [common],

So it sounds like an altar made from hewn stone is like a virgin made non-virgin to ELOHIM/GOD! On a similar note, I read a while back that what is profane is considered common in Scripture. So instead of using the words “common sense” I changed my word usage and instead say “good sense” to be more set-apart to ELOHIM/GOD. See this link for info on the Hebrew word “chalal = profane”:

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H2490&t=KJV

חָלַל châlal, khaw-lal’; a primitive root (compare H2470); also denominative (from H2485) properly, to bore, i.e. (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one’s word), to begin (as if by an ‘opening wedge’); to play (the flute):—begin (× men began), defile, × break, defile, × eat (as common things), × first, × gather the grape thereof, × take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

This also makes me think about Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 53:5 –  “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Chalal is the word behind “wounded”. So the suffering servant was made wounded/profane/common/defiled for our iniquities! How beautiful ELOHIM/GOD is and how very much we owe HIM! AMEN/AMAN!

Some Thoughts For My Well-Beloved…

YOUR pain is visible in so much around us that your stupid and foolish children do not recognize or understand. YOU send your Wrath out to ease YOUR displeasure: storms that rip the roof off a church over a picture who they call jesus, destruction before and on halloween and mother’s day and gay fests and pagan festivities, bringing down false jesus’s and other idols and sun god symbols by lightning and storm, purging what is unclean and unrighteous, clouds full of locusts that strip the earth bare, famine and death for those who curse Israel!

YOU command the storm and whirlwind, rain and hail, thunder and lightning, fire and volcano, earthquake and tsunami, plague and pestilence, armies of locusts and famine. It is not mother nature and her names: the harlot, mistress of witchcraft, e-a-s-t-e-r, who wants to be queen of heaven, the false mary not YOUR Miryam mother of the MESSIAH who bore more children after HIM. It is not YOUR adversary, satan the dragon-lizard-snake, who mimics YOU to cause others to worship what should not be worshiped and mocks YOU through twisted words. All YOU created YOU control unless YOU give that power to another or remove YOUR protection. Please consider changing YOUR MIND over at least some of what is written in Revelation and other Scripture in the New Testament/Covenant my Well-Beloved!

But those who say they are YOURS and do not want the depths of YOU and YOUR WAY, those who do not want to know YOU or want the TRUTH or to understand, shake them all my Well-Beloved! Remove those who despise YOU and slaughter and feed on the poor and lost, stripping any gain for themselves. They laugh now at those they break but YOU have the last laugh. They do not realize a sword is coming upon them. No spots, stains, wrinkles of any kind allowed because they are not of YOU!

Most Gracious and Merciful FATHER in Heaven/ABBA in Ha’Shamayim, who gives a multitude of chances until YOU can not anymore, break their pride and strength and set YOUR FACE against YOUR enemies. Those who abhor and taint YOUR SON’S Sacrifice and YOUR Word, YOU abhor. Make them astonished at their ignorance of what they actually worship and are doing!

Wake them up if they can be. Shake and pursue them. May they accept their chastisement and be humbled to turn from evil and wickedness to righteousness. Show them their sin and teach them to confess and repent and turn to the only TRUE SAVIOR! May they accept the Precious Offering of HIS BODY and BLOOD and obey to receive HIS Sweet LIVING WATER, the HOLY SPIRIT! Show them YOU, FATHER and SON and HOLY SPIRIT, and what they would be missing out on for the rest of eternity/olam!

Sing YOUR song of love, shir ahava, over YOUR people and may we sing to YOU, with clean lips and pure hearts, for a sweet-smelling aroma for YOU to breath in and enjoy! May TRUE LOVE Offerings remind YOU of the long awaited desire of YOUR HEART and fortify YOU during the time of the end! YOUR SACRIFICE will be worth it YAHSHUA/JOSHUA/JESUS!

May our Generous and Glorious KING To Be, as HE finishes HIS preparations for HIS Bride and people, remember the Joy HIS ABBA/FATHER showed HIM! May all that HE and HIS Most Blessed and Gracious FATHER/ABBA in Heaven are preparing for those invited to the Wedding Feast of the KING’S Beloved SON, be blessed with the highest, richest, most worthy of blessings for the much anticipated Appointed Time! It may be that the Awesome BRIGHTNESS of the BOWS in the CLOUDS surrounding the Well-Beloved HOLY SPIRIT/GLORY of YHWH will be a Most Blessed and Glorious covering for the Amazing Event! Whatever HIS part in the festivities, it will be spectacular, too!

We love YOU our Dodi/Beloved!!! Thank YOU very much, todah rabah, for YOU!!! Many hugs, kisses, much TRUE worship-adoration-praise, blessing, respect, admiration, esteem, sacrifice, all that YOU would love may YOU have now and for the rest of olam!!! AMEN/AMAN!!!

Asia Bibi’s Appeal Being Heard March 26, 2016

Asia Bibi’s appeals hearing is coming up soon, 3/26/16. Please pray for our BELOVED FATHER in Heaven’s Will and Desire to be accomplished and for what needs to happen for righteousness for people persecuted by unjust laws. Please read links below for additional new information about her and another petition for her release, an 8 year old Christian girl in Pakistan who had victory over her persecutors, the recent execution of a man who killed the Governor of Punjab for trying to help Asia and the killer’s being hailed a hero by many and the thoughts of a Muslim journalist who is for mercy not blood, and an older posting on this blog about her.

 

Someone brought up in another article that the USA should suspend its aide to Pakistan while they are allowing unjust laws that cause so much hurt. What is happening is like the witch hunts of old, where someone could lose their life or property over another person’s pettiness or greed. If Asia does lose her life, we have to remember that she will have great reward for not giving up her SAVIOR and instead dying for being persecuted for her faith.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_Bibi_blasphemy_case 

On July 22, 2015 the Supreme Court of Pakistan suspended Bibi’s death sentence for the duration of the appeals process.[37][38] In November of 2015, Bibi’s lead attorney, Naeem Shakir, announced that, after two postponements in 2015, the Lahore High Court would hear an appeal in Bibi’s case on March 26, 2016.[39]

 

http://aclj.org/persecuted-church/christian-mom-asia-bibi-in-good-health-as-death-penalty-case-awaits-supreme-court-review-in-pakistan    Above link includes a petition to sign for Asia’s release. It also shows that Asia is in good health not poor and goes into detail about the reasoning behind the charges of Mumtaz Qadri, sentenced to death for killing Punjab’s governor who had been defending Asia. Below is a story and link to Mumtaz’s execution by a Muslim journalist who is against all the killing that has taken place and against killing for blasphemy.

 

http://aclj.org/persecuted-church/a-big-win-for-parwasha–the-8-year-old-christian-girl-brutalized-in-pakistan   ACLJ had victory in Pakistan in regards to an 8 year old Christian girl and her family persecuted by Muslims who were after their land and the horror the little girl and her family went through.

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/07/obscene-praise-for-the-pakistani-muslim-who-murdered-a-blasphemer.html  [story below]

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