Prince Michael Is Not JESUS CHRIST the LORD/YAHSHUA HA’MASHIACH YHWH

Some denominations in Christianity believe that JESUS is also Michael the Archangel. From what I have read/been told the Seventh Day Adventists, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Mormons believe this way but with differing views of the divinity of JESUS [GOD: the same as the FATHER and the HOLY SPIRIT, a lesser god, a prophet]. There also seem to be differences to the above with some people within those denominations just as there are differences within other denominations. There may be other denominations than the 3 above who believe Michael and JESUS are the same being. While the Bible warns us not to want the LORD’S/YAH’S Day of Wrath, I do look forward to when the Truth will be revealed and all deception and all denominations will fall away and all will be united again as the believers were in the early church in Acts 2, AMEN and HalleluYAH!!! May what is written below be used for opening eyes and getting rid of deception, AMEN!!!

Point 1: “Michael” means “Who is like GOD” which is not the same as being “GOD”.

Point 2: The authority Michael has as prince of Judah/Jerusalem/Israel, being “one of” the princes [spiritual not physical ruler of nations since Michael is of the heavens and not a man] or even the chief/arch angel, is not the same authority that JESUS/YAHSHUA has being “The” PRINCE of PEACE – Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 9:6 or MESSIAH “The” PRINCE – Daniel 9:25 or other such references.

Point 3: Michael is also never referenced as King, Counselor, God-Elohim, Father, Branch or High Priest [Hebrews 4:14-15, 6:20, Zechariah 3:8, 6:12-13, Jeremiah 23:5] but JESUS/YAHSHUA is. Michael could be referenced as elohim: ruler, judge, divine, angel, god.

Point 4: The man in linen Daniel/Dani’el spoke to and the man in the beginning of Revelation John heard and saw are the same man who is THE WORD who became JESUS/YAHSHUA. Verses in Daniel/Dani’el prove that this man and Michael are two different beings. Verses in Luke and Revelation also prove this.

Point 5: Michael is not the LORD/YAH but can be referred to as “lord” while JESUS/YAHSHUA is the LORD/YAH.

Point 6: Michael is archangel/commander/captain/sar of the angels of GOD/ELOHIM’S army and, I believe, also the hosts but is not the LORD/YHWH of hosts who is the HEAD of the army.

Point 7: That Michael as either the prince of Israel/Judah and/or the captain/archangel of the angels/hosts of the LORD can have people honor him by falling on their faces or bowing, etc. and it is an act of honor and not worship [as in him being GOD/ELOHIM/LORD/ADONAI/YHWH].

Point 8: Michael does not have the authority to rebuke satan but JESUS/YAHSHUA does.

Point 9: That I Thessalonians 4:16 really can be explained rightly, sigh….

Point 10: Michael is an angel and is not the SON of GOD/ELOHIM. JESUS/YAHSHUA is the SON of GOD, the CHRIST/HA’MASHIACH and is not an angel. Michael could be referred to as a son of GOD/ELOHIM. [not completed yet]

[All Strong’s words listed below have some of the meanings from Strong’s included below. For a full explanation please go to the specific verse the word is in on Blue Letter Bible and pull the interlinear available to see the ancient meanings or search the word itself, example – H4317, in their search engine.]

1. Is Michael like GOD or is he GOD?

Michael = “who is like God?”  [Hebrew – Miyka’el – pronounced: me·kä·āl Strongs H4317/G3413]   “Who is like God” is a rhetorical question. A meaning of “rhetorical”: (of a question) asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elicit information.

YAHSHUA/YESHUA/YEHOWSHUWAH/JOSHUA H3091 aka JESUS means “YAH/JEHOVAH is salvation”. IMMANUEL H6005 means “EL/GOD with us”. While mortal men have had those names and they were never GOD, we know from Scripture that JESUS/YAHSHUA is referred to as GOD: II Peter 1:1 and Hebrews 1:8 which ties into Psalm/Tehillim 45:6 and Jude 1:25.

Being “like GOD” and being “GOD” are two very different things!

2. The authority Michael has as prince is very different from the authority YAHSHUA/JESUS has as Prince.

Daniel 10:13 But the prince [H8269] of the kingdom of Persia withstood me/took a stand one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief [H7223,H7221,H7218], princes [H8269] came to help/support me; and I remained there/excelled and joined with the kings [H4428] of Persia. 

[H8269 – sar/prince;  ri’shown H7223/ri’shah H7221/ro’sh H7218 primary, head, who shakes; H4428 – melek/king]

[A few translations say “king” instead of “kings” for the verse above which makes more sense because there is only one king of Persia at a time – man who rules. Also, Brenton’s Septuagint is interesting because it says that Michael is the one that is left with the king which would free up the one talking to come to Daniel: http://biblehub.com/sep/daniel/10.htm  Wycliffe has a reference to the prince of Persia being an angel prince with Michael chief angel/prince: http://biblehub.com/wycliffe/daniel/10.htm  This could be refuted due to Jude 1:9 referring to Michael as archangel, which comes from G757 archo – chief/lead/rule and G32 aggelos – messenger/envoy/angel, and Daniel 10:13 using H8269 sar – prince for both the prince of Persia and Michael, and also Michael being referred to as “one of the chief princes” instead of “the chief” of them. An angel/messenger is a different being than that of a prince, whether of flesh or spiritual, and they both have different duties per what they are called.

Daniel 10:1, 10:20 and 11:1-2 also show the difference between king[s] and princes of Persia. Since Michael is of the heavens and not a man of earth the verse above, Daniel 10:13, shows that the “princes” mentioned refer to spiritual rulers not physical since Michael is referenced as one of them who came to help support the person talking in the verse. Psalm/Tehillim 82 gives more information about spiritual rulers/princes.]

Daniel 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth [H2388 – chazak – putting forth strength] with me in these things, but Michael your prince [H8269].

[Michael was Daniel’s prince. Daniel was from The Kingdom of Judah/Jerusalem, Daniel 1:1-7, which was destroyed around 586BCE by Nebuchadnezzer of Babylon. The Kingdom of Israel/Samaria was destroyed about 720BCE by the Assyrians who deported many from the 10 tribes of Israel with the remaining going to Jerusalem which grew 5 fold. All this from Wiki: Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Michael is most likely the spiritual ruler of all Israel and not just of Judah/Jerusalem because the split of Jerusalem from Israel came about because of men and was repaired.]

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [H5057] shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

H5057 – nagiyd: prince, leader, ruler, captain which is from root H5046 – nagad: to make known, to bring to the light. H8269 sar: prince, ruler, leader, chief, captain, patron angel, etc. is from root H8323 sarar: be or act as prince, rule over, govern.

[In the verse above from Daniel, the root of “Prince” [H5057/H5046 – nagiyd/nagad] connected to “Messiah the” [H4899 – mashiyach: anointed one – Messiah, king, high priest] has a more appropriate meaning in its root of “bringing to the light” which “prince” from “H8269 – sar” and its root “H8323 – sarar” do not include.]

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

[In Isaiah 9:6, “Prince” is from “H8269 – sar” this time and “Peace” is from H7965 – shalom/shalowm: completeness, safety, welfare, contentment which is from root H7999 – shalam: to be at peace, to be complete/finished/ended, to make safe.]

Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince [H8269] of princes [H8269]; but he shall be broken without hand.

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince [G747] of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

[G747 – archegos: chief leader/prince/of Christ. See verse below, too.]

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince [G747] and a Saviour [G4990 – soter: saviour/deliverer/of Christ. Used only 4 times in Scripture, each one referencing CHRIST.], for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

[We know from Daniel 10:13 that Michael is “one of the chief princes” [H8269]. He is never referred to in Scripture as Messiah the Prince, or Prince of Peace/Sar Shalom [the one who completes peace], the Prince of princes, the Prince of life, Prince and Saviour – all of which refer to either a singular title or being the head of.

Scripture does point to YAHSHUA/JESUS with verses calling HIM the MESSIAH or CHRIST [G5547 – Christos: anointed one, Son of God]: John/Yochanan 1:41, 7:42, 20:31, Matthew/Mattityahu 1:1, 16:20. HE is our SAVIOUR [G4990 – soter: saviour/deliverer/of Christ]: Luke 1:47 and 2:11, John 4:42, Acts 13:23, I John 4:14, Jude 1:25 and others. Through HIS saving us we have the precious gift of eternal life. YAHSHUA/JESUS refers to HIMSELF as giving peace or that in HIM is peace [G1515 – eirene: national security, harmony, safety, salvation] in John 14:27, 16:33, Luke 1:79. I Timothy 6:15 calls HIM “Sovereign or Potentate” which is from G1413 – dynastes and includes the meaning of “prince“. Revelation 1:5 refers to HIM as “prince/ruler” [G758 – archon] of kings [G935 basileus – king/lord/prince/commander] which backs up Daniel 8:25. Sometimes the word a translator picks might not be the best for the translation from some of what I have seen, and can cause confusion. This is why it is good to look up the ancient word meanings ourselves for confirmation. While in Jude 1:9, Michael is “chief [G757] of the angels” [G32 aggelos – messenger/envoy] that is different then prince/king/peace/messiah/christ/saviour.]

So now for point 4 which confirms that Michael and YAHSHUA/JESUS are two different beings because in Scripture, they were together or in two different places at the same time.

4.[Michael came to help support this MAN mentioned in Daniel 10:13,21 above. This shows the MAN has a higher position than Michael. The WORD of GOD/ELOHIM or the LORD/YHWH who is also CHRIST/HA’MASHIACH is not “one of the chief”. HE is one of the GODHEAD. John/Yochanan 1:1]

 

3.[Michael is the prince [Sar – Strongs H8269, Sarar – H8323] – spiritual ruler of Judah/Israel. See also Psalm 82 which is  about GOD/ELOHIM chastizing-judging the elohiym [Strongs H430: rulers, judges, divine ones, angels, gods, elohim, mighty] for their unjust actions. I can believe that Michael was the only one that held with THE WORD against the other spiritual rulers. Also, for Michael to hold with this man shows again this man has a higher place then Michael.]

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

[The biggest key point to the verses from Daniel above is that the description of the man in linen, whom Daniel sees/hears/speaks to from chapter 10:5 through the end of chapter 12, matches the description John/Yochanan gave of a man whom he saw and listened to from Revelation 1:10-4:1. From what the man says to John and the churches we can tell that this is CHRIST/HA’MASHIACH John is listening to. So if the man from the above verses in Daniel is the same man from the above verses in Revelation, then Daniel is talking to THE WORD before HE was born in a body of flesh. With the man in Daniel telling Daniel about Michael being with HIM, then we know without a doubt that THE WORD/CHRIST/HA’MASHIACH and Michael are two different beings! Please see my study link for the research that proves this man is THE WORD/CHRIST-HA’MASHIACH: http://glclifestyling.com/2013/07/what-do-the-father-ancient-of-days-his-son-word-lamb-messiah-and-his-set-apart-holy-spirit-look-like-part-2/

3. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor [from another translation I believe this should read: Wonder of a Counsellor], The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. [Strong’s Shalowm H7965 – completeness/peace/soundness/well, Shalam – H7999 covenant of peace/be complete]

[These are all prophetic NAMES of CHRIST/HA’MASHIACH. Again, HE is not one of a group of others except for the GODHEAD. Here HE is called the MIGHTY GOD not god, the EVERLASTING FATHER [HE fathered everlasting life for us] which is different then HIS FATHER in HEAVEN, and not “one amongst” other princes but “The” PRINCE of PEACE [only one].]

Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. [this ties in with HIS NAMES and what HE does from Isaiah 9:6 and 32:1 and other verses.]

Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgement.[mishpat Strongs: H4941 – judgement, decision]

[This tells us what a king does vs a prince. CHRIST/HA’MASHIACH is the ONE who judges shalom/peace for all being The PRINCE of PEACE/SAR SHALOM. Michael judges Israel/Judah. Big difference in responsibility and authority. There are no verses that reference Michael as King, Melek-Hebrew and Basileus-Greek, but there are verses that show CHRIST/HA’MASHIACH is: Matthew/Mattityahu 2:2, 21:5, 25:34; John/Yochanan 1:49, 19:19, 12:15; I Timothy 6:15; Revelation 1:5, 15:3, 17:14, 19:16; Psalm/Tehillim 89:27; Jeremiah/Yirmeyahu 23:5; Zechariah/Z’kharyah 9:9, 14:9. So from above we have learned that Michael being the prince of Judah/Israel vs the WORD/CHRIST-HA’MASHIACH being the PRINCE of Peace are two very different areas of power.]

4/5/6. Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

[This shows one reference that JESUS/YAHSHUA is LORD/YHWH. Michael is never called “Lord” with a capital “L”. The words “GOD/ELOHIM/LORD/ADONAI” can be capitalized to show higher authority or left small “god/elohim/lord/adonai” to show lesser authority. Please see Joshua 5:14,15 below for an example of this. I also believe that the captain mentioned in the verses from Joshua is Michael. The verses from Revelation below show that Michael was leading angels in war.]

Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

[“Beheld”: Strong’s G2334 – theōreō – https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G2334&t=KJV  Thayer’s Greek Lexicon specifically references this verse for the following meaning of “beheld”: to be a spectator, look at, behold. This could prove that part of John’s vision in Revelation could have already taken place when he viewed it. I also believe part of his vision was about to take place, but that most would take place in distant times from the vision. The verses above from Luke and below from Revelation also shows that JESUS/YAHSHUA and Michael are two separate beings because when Michael was in heaven throwing satan out, JESUS/YAHSHUA was on earth and witnessed it and commented about it.]

Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Revelation 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  

5/6/8. Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel [archaggelos: Strongs G743 – chief of the angels/messengers, archo: G757 chief/lead/rule, aggelos: G32 messenger/envoy/angel], when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

[The verses above show that Michael is the archangel/chief leader of the angels/messengers and that they were fighting satan and his messengers. It also shows that Michael could not rebuke satan but said for “The Lord” [capital “L”] to do it.]

6. Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?

Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain [Strong’s H8269 sar: prince, ruler, leader, chief, captain, general, commander] of the host [Strong’s H6635 tsaba: war, warfare, host of army, host of angels, service] of the LORD [Strongs H3068: YHWH – the NAME of GOD] am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship [Strong’s H7812 – shachah: worship, bow, reverence, prostrate], and said unto him, What saith my lord [Strong’s H113: adown/adon] unto his servant?

7. [Above shows that the captain/sar of the LORD’S/YAH’S host was due honor because of Joshua falling on his face to the earth. Not all translations say what is shown above, “worship” from the KJV, but instead say: bowed, prostrate, reverence, obeisance. This action can be done before men of superior rank/nobility/elders, GOD/ELOHIM, false gods/elohim, angels. There is a difference between showing honor and actually worshiping in this action dependent on the belief of the individual and for whom they are making the action. Genesis/B’resheet 23:7 shows Abraham bowing [H7812] to the people of the land and Genesis/B’resheet 24:52 shows Abraham’s servant worshipped [H7812] the LORD by bowing himself to the earth. I believe Joshua was honoring the captain of the host of the LORD and not worshiping him as the LORD and that using the word “worship” in this verse is not an accurate translation.]

Joshua 5:15 And the captain/sar of the LORD’S host/tsaba said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince/ruler/chief/captain/sar of the host/tsaba [Strong’s H6635 – tsaba’ – war, warfare, host of army, host of angels, service], and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

6. [Angels/messengers [Strong’s H4397 – mal’ak – messenger, root: dispatch as a deputy] have wings and fly and hosts/ministers [Strong’s H8334 – sharath – minister/serve] are flames of fire. Some verses that show this are from Daniel 9:21 when he saw Gabriel fly in and Psalm 104:4 where it says that angels are spirits/breaths and Psalm 103:21 where it refers to hosts/ministers as flaming fire. Host can also refer to an army [Strong’s H6635 – tsaba’ – war, warfare, host of army, host of angels, service]. Care needs to be taken with word meanings by going to the ancient word behind the English translated word to be sure there is not a different ancient word/meaning behind it. In II Kings/M’LakHim 6:17, Elisha references the Lord’s/YHWH’S horses and chariots of fire around them. YHWH of hosts and the differences between angels and hosts are other studies in the writing. The point is that captain/sar of the LORD’S host may be a different position then archangel/chief leader of the angels. I believe it is possible Michael holds both positions or that “host”, being an army, could refer to both ma’lak/angels and sharath/hosts. I also believe it is possible that there could be an error in the Greek vs the Hebrew, which I have seen before, and that “aggelos” as “angel” should instead be “host”. Perhaps further research and prayer will reveal more.]

9. 1Th 4:16 For the Lord [notice this is capitalized] himself shall descend from heaven with a shout [G2752 keleusma: an order, command, loud summons, trumpet call from G2753 keleuo: to command, order], with the voice [G5456 phone: a sound/tone – instrument, voice – words, speech – language] of the archangel,  and with the trump [G4536 salpigx: a trumpet] of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Above we see the LORD/YHWH mentioned giving a command/loud summons. It also mentions the “voice” of the archangel which we can see can include “sounding an instrument”. We can also see that a trumpet is involved too. So the Lord will descend from heaven and through HIS command/loud summons HIS archangel will sound GOD’S Trumpet and the dead in CHRIST will rise first! The voice of the archangel is the trumpet and the voice of the LORD/YHWH summons the dead [among other things]. So this verse too shows that the LORD and the archangel are two different beings with two very different authorities! How does one get from this that Michael is “the Lord”? Please see below. Btw, look at the roots of G4536 salpigx. Some fascinating things like G4535 salos: swelling of the sea, G4525 saino: wag tails, flatter, agitate, G4579 seio: shake, cause to tremble, fear. Amazing what GOD’S Trumpet does to people and creatures!

This is from a study on bibleexplained.com which I have fully near the bottom of this study. Take a look at what they had to say about the verse above: “Next let’s look at a verse describing the archangel. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout [command], with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” (1 Thess. 4:16) So the archangel, whom we saw in Jude as also Michael, calls the dead to life. Only one person has been given that authority. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” (Matt. 5:25-29) In other words, only Jesus Christ will call the dead, so he is the archangel in 1st Thessalonians 4:16, 17 and He is Michael who calls Moses to life in Jude. And He is Michael who, with His angels, cast Satan out of heaven!”

8/9. This is Gail again. Look at what the person above also says about Jude 1:9. They say Michael is calling Moses to life! Is that what this verse says? I believe it is pretty plain that Michael is fighting and arguing with satan about who gets the body of Moses [where does it say that Moses is coming back to life?] and that Michael has to back off and say “the Lord rebuke thee”. Michael is not the Lord with a capital “L” and does not have the power to rebuke satan. Look at Matthew/Mattityahu 17:18 and you will see that JESUS/YAHSHUA has the authority to rebuke satan! In both verses “rebuke” is from the same Greek word G2008 epitimao. Btw, the verses above attributed to Matthew/Mattityahu 5:25-29 in the study from bibleexplained.com are actually in John/Yochanan 5:25-29.

More on “voice”:

John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice [G5456 phone: a sound/tone – instrument, voice – words, speech – language] of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

The word “voice” in both 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and John 5:25 are from the same Greek word Strong’s G5456: phone. This multiple meaning of “phone” is borne out in the Hebrew word “qowl” [Strong’s H6963]:

Exodus 19:19 And when the voice [H6963 qowl: voice, sound of instrument, noise/frivolity] of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice [same word as above]. One voice references an instrument while another voice references the voice of GOD.

By carefully examining Scripture with good sense and praying for help for discerning the truth, one should be able to know which of the multiple meanings of a word apply each time a word is used. All verses should bear each other out and if even one meaning does not bear out the body of verses in both the Old and New Testaments, then it needs to be examined for an error, in translation or otherwise, because GOD/ELOHIM is 100% accurate and does not make one mistake! AMEN!!!

Studies others have done on Michael:

Who is Michael?

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” (Rev. 12:7, 8)

Michael is not mentioned often the Bible but, by comparing texts, we can learn his more common identity. We begin with the little book of Jude:
“Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst [dared] not bring against him a railing [slanderous, 1306a2] accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” (Jude 9). Jude’s purpose in this verse is to condemn those who teach grace as license jude04 and who criticize authority jude08. He takes the dispute with the devil as an example, revealing other information that is of particular interest to us. So Michael is also the archangel. The prefix “arch-” means to be “first” or “reigning over.”  This agrees with verse 7 where Michael is commander of the angels re1207. (Also 1pe0321f)
Next let’s look at a verse describing the archangel. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout [command], with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” (1 Thess. 4:16)
So the archangel, whom we saw in Jude as also Michael, calls the dead to life. Only one person has been given that authority. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” (Matt. 5:25-29)
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” (John 11:25)
“I [Jesus] am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell [the grave] and of death.” (Rev. 1:18)

In other words, only Jesus Christ will call the dead, so he is the archangel in 1st Thessalonians 4:16, 17 and He is Michael who calls Moses to life in Jude. And He is Michael who, with His angels, cast Satan out of heaven! Compare Song 5:10 which harmonizes with our seeing Him as head of the angels.
In Joshua 5:15, Christ identifies Himself as the captain of the Lord’s host. He was the captain of the angels of heaven. They are the Lord’s army (Rev. 19:14). Furthermore, He would not have accepted Joshua’s worship if He had been an ordinary angel (see Joshua 5). Thus again He is the archangel, Michael.

But angels are created. How is Christ an angel?
Without considering the explanation above, this is a logical argument. Christ was with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1). He is the Creator, with the Father, not the created. Beyond these concepts, which God has revealed, we have not been told and could not understand correctly. Speculation is not only fruitless because we must guess but it is not for us to indulge in. “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29). We do know the simple concepts we have just discussed and can accept them.
Christ is a human because He took on humanity to save us. This does not prevent Him from also being divine. We do not know very much about His relation to the angels, but He was one with them and he was their commander. We cannot rule out the possibility that He also took their nature as He has ours. Lucifer wanted Christ’s job as he tried to work his way up to higher positions in the government of the universe (Isa. 14:13).
The word for angel in Greek and Hebrew also means messenger. So Christ, the messenger of the covenant in Mal. 3, is also the angel of the covenant. We see Him as an angel in Rev. 10:1, too, but that’s beyond the scope of our study.
See a summary explanation of Michael on another page.

Who is Michael?
Many people believe that Michael here is not Christ. Following is a summary of my explanation when we discussed Rev. 12:7: The argument against Michael being Christ is that, in Jude 9, Michael is called the archangel which means “chief angel” and Christ is not an angel. In one sense it is true that Christ is not an angel. He is certainly not a created angel. We worship Christ but not angels (Rev. 19:10; Heb. 1:4-14). But can the term, angel, have a broader meaning?
In 1 Thess. 4:16 The dead are called to life with the voice of the archangel. That voice is identified in John 5:25 as the voice of the Son of God. The words “angel” and “messenger” are translated from the same word in Hebrew and the same word in Greek. Christ is the messenger or angel of the covenant who comes to His temple in Mal. 3:1. The term “angel” is used to describe Christ in Rev. 10:1; and elsewhere. Also archangel can mean “chief of the angels” as well as “chief angel.” Indeed it is reasonable for Christ to be called an angel. He is one among us in having taken humanity (Heb. 2:11, 14). So He was the leader of the angels (Rev. 12:7) identifying with them, too. To suppose that Michael the Archangel is not Christ, both the passage in Daniel and the one in First Thessalonians must be severely strained. (Also explained at 12:7)

Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible [michael the great high priest]

http://biblehub.com/revelation/6-9.htm

And when he had opened the fifth seal,…. Of the seven seals of the sealed book; here is no beast speaking here, nor horse and rider presented to view; it was now a very dark time both with respect to the church of God and ministry of the word, and the Roman empire. This seal refers to the times of Dioclesian, and the persecution under him; and instead of the voice of one of the living creatures, John hears the voice of martyrs:

I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain; these include not only all the martyrs that were put to death in the persecution of Dioclesian, but all those that suffered in all the persecutions preceding; for this, being the last, involves them all. “Souls”, being immaterial and incorporeal, are invisible to the bodily eye; these therefore were either clothed with corporeal forms, as angels sometimes are, or rather John saw them in a visionary way, as he saw the angels: and these were the souls of such as “were slain”; their bodies were dead, but their souls were alive; which shows the immortality of souls, and that they die not with their bodies, and that they live after them in a separate state: , “the souls of them that are slain”, is a phrase used by Jewish writers (a), and who have a notion that the souls of those that are slain are kept in certain palaces, under the care of one appointed by God (b): and these were seen “under the altar”; either this is said in allusion to the blood of the sacrifices, which was poured out at the bottom of the altar, Leviticus 4:7, in which the life and soul of the creature is; or because that martyrdom is a sacrifice of men’s lives, and an offering of them in the cause of God and truth, Philippians 2:17; or with some reference to a common notion of the Jews, that the souls of the righteous are treasured up under the throne of glory (c) they have also a saying, everyone that is buried in the land of Israel is as if he was buried “under the altar” (d); for they think that being buried there expiates their sins (e); to which they add, that whoever is buried “under the altar”, is as if he was buried under the throne of glory (f); yea, they talk of an altar above, upon which Michael the high priest causes the souls of the righteous to ascend (g). Christ may be meant by the altar here, as he is in Hebrews 13:10, who is both altar, sacrifice, and priest, and is the altar that sanctifies the gift, and from off which every sacrifice of prayer and praise comes up with acceptance before God; and the souls of the martyrs being under this altar, denotes their being in the presence of Christ, and enjoying communion with him, and being in his hands, into whose hands they commit their souls at death, as Stephen did, and being under his care and protection until the resurrection morn, when they shall be reunited to their bodies which sleep in Jesus: and they were slain

for the word of God; both for the essential Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, whose faith they professed; and for the written word, they made the rule of their faith and practice, and which Dioclesian forbid the reading of, and sought utterly to destroy; and for the Gospel principally, which is contained in it:

and for the testimony which they held; the Syriac and Arabic versions read, “for the testimony of the Lamb”; and so the Complutensian edition; either for the Gospel, which is a testimony of the person, office, and grace of Christ, the Lamb, which they embraced, professed, and held fast; or for the witness they bore to him, and the profession which they made thereof, and in which they continued.

(a) Tosaphta in Zohar in Exod. fol. 79. 4. (b) Shaare Ora, fol. 31. 2.((c) T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 152. 2. Zohar in Numb. fol. 39. 4. Abot R. Nathan, c. 12. Raziel, fol. 39. 1. Caphtor, fol. 15. 2. & 112. 2. Nismat Chayim, fol. 16. 2.((d) T. Bab. Cetubot, fol. 111. 1.((e) Maimon. Hilchot. Melacim, c. 5. sect. 11. (f) Abot R. Nathan, c. 26. (g) Tzeror Hammor, fol. 85. 3.

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

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!

Deception: “JESUS’S” FACE on a Prayer Rug

This has been going on for years apparently. People get in the mail a small prayer rug with a picture of “JESUS’S” FACE with a crown of thorns and are told to kneel on it or spread it over their knees to receive answer to their prayer for money, health, etc. The address on the package is St. Matthew’s Churches PO Box 21210  Tulsa, OK 74121. This is one of several ways this organization sends information out to people. Below is an article about them from Wikipedia and links to other sites posting information on them and a link to them as well.

I would remind any believer in JESUS/YESHUA that an image of HIM is not allowed in Scripture per the second of the 10 commandments Exodus/Sh’mot 20:4“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Any picture or statue or image purported to be of HIM is an idol or false god because HE does not look like that and it is not HIM so it is not worship of HIM. I repented of bowing down to and praying to statues and images such as these when my eyes were opened to the Truth because it breaks the first commandment Exodus/Sh’mot 20:3“You shall have no other gods before Me. This is how we know that the shroud of Turin is not true because it goes against the second commandment. I do not believe GOD/ELOHIM would allow it to exist if it were true because it goes against HIS direct command. I did a study on verses that show what HE looks like and can be found at this link:

http://glclifestyling.com/2013/07/what-do-the-father-ancient-of-days-his-son-word-lamb-messiah-and-his-set-apart-holy-spirit-look-like-part-2/

I would also like to add that prayer rugs have nothing to do with the GOD/ELOHIM of Abraham/Avraham, Isaac/Yitzchak, and Jacob/Ya’akov but they are used by Isaac’s brother Ishmael’s descendants who are Muslim. Please know which GOD/ELOHIM you are serving and how HE is worshiped and how HE is not worshiped! Continue reading

The Du Tillet Matthew: is it the correct one?

The previous study, where I first brought up about the du Tillet Hebrew Matthew/Mattityahu, included information that looked at the possibility of our present Gospel of Matthew being from a scroll written with errors in it. See link to previous study below:

Matthew 1: The answer to the question is 42 not 41!

I did a search on the du Tillet and found a couple of sites that had researched and presented their information on that manuscript, links will be included below. One site also had available in pdf an old book written and published about the du Tillet including translation in English called, “An Old Hebrew Text of St. Matthew’s Gospel” by Hugh Schonfield 1927. Link and quote from the book are below.

http://www.torahresource.com/DuTillet/Schonfield.pdf

“When we turn to the New Testament we find that there are reasons for suspecting a Hebrew or Aramaic original for the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John, and for the Apocalypse.”, from Preface page vii. On the next page, Schonfield goes into information that states he believes the canonical Gospel to be an abridged edition of a larger original work with even more information then we have today of CHRIST and HIS saying and of which only fragments have survived. He further states that he believes the Judaean Christians were going to use it as the last book of the Old Testament canon. It has been referred to by the names “The Gospel”, “The Gospel of the Lord”, “The Gospel of the Twelve, or, of the Apostles”, “The Gospel of the Hebrews”, and “The Hebrew Matthew”. He believed the original to be in Hebrew and possibly Aramaic and that the Greek renderings were from it and could be proven as such. When I was in Israel I met a scholar who stated that he believed the Greek to be secondary to the Aramaic. I found out there is an Aramaic vs Greek primacy dispute between Eastern and Western scholars in regards to the original New Testament manuscripts.

In “Caesar and Christ” by Will Durant, on page 616 is this paragraph which backs up what Schonfield said above:

“The literature of Christianity in the second century abounded in gospels epistles, apocalypses, and “acts.” Christians differed widely in accepting or rejecting these as authoritative expressions of the Christian creed. The Western churches accepted the Book of Revelation, the Eastern churches generally rejected it; these accepted the Gospel according to the Hebrews and the Epistles of James, the Western churches discarded them. Clement of Alexandria quotes as sacred scripture a late first-century treatise, The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Marcion’s publication of a New Testament forced the hand of the Church. We do not know when the books of our present New Testament were determined as canonical-i.e., as authentic and inspired;; we can only say that a Latin fragment discovered by Muratori in 1740, named after him, and generally assigned to ca.180, assumes that the canon had by that time been fixed.”

On page 556 Durant says, “Orthodox tradition placed Matthew’s Gospel first. Irenaeus describes it as originally composed in “Hebrew”-i.e., Aramaic; but it has come down to us only in Greek.” This agrees with what is stated in the preface of the “Holy Bible: Ancient Eastern Text” by George Lamsa:

With reference to….the originality of the Peshitta text, as the Patriarch and Head of the Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the East, we wish to state, that the Church of the East received the scriptures from the hands of the blessed Apostles themselves in the Aramaic original, the language spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and that the Peshitta is the text of the Church of the East which has come down from the Biblical times without any change or revision.”

Mar Eshai Shimun

by Grace, Catholicos Patriarch of the East

April 5, 1957

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GOD sends out HIS Wrath to ease HIS displeasure!

ISR – Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 5:13 ‘And My displeasureH639 shall be completed. And I shall bring My wrath H2534to rest upon them, and I shall be eased. And they shall know that I, יהוה, have spoken it in My ardour, when I have completed My wrath upon them.

KJV – Ezekiel/Yechezk’El 5:13 Thus shall mine anger H639 be accomplished, and I will cause my furyH2534 to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

The verse above was stunning to me when I first found it. I realized that GOD/ELOHIM [FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] has to do this! HE sends HIS Wrath out to EASE HIS displeasure so HE can be comforted! That is HUGE!!! All the Biblical signs around us of HIS judgement per Scripture: storms, fires, floods, famine, pestilence, plague, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc are all HIM easing HIS displeasure, not mother nature which is just another name for spiritual wickedness/the harlot! While there are different factors that men influence in regards to the climate, GOD/ELOHIM is in complete control! AMEN!!! We are somewhere in the time of the end and per Scripture, things are going to be getting worse!

GOD/ELOHIM has to take care of HIMSELF, too!  May HE do what HE needs to do because without HIM we are nothing!!! We can ask HIM to change HIS mind or for a lesser event, for mercy and compassion, and see what HE decides to do! HE needs much praise, and thanks, and blessing these days for whatever HE decides to do or not do! Remember, HE knows the whole picture, HE knows what is best! Remember too these are like the days of Noah again, when GOD/ELOHIM wanted to destroy HIS whole creation and HE did not because of one man and his family, praise ELOHIM’S NAME even all HIS NAMES!!! AMEN!!!

Strong’s H639 – ‘aph

The KJV translates Strongs H639 in the following manner:anger (172x), wrath (42x), face (22x), nostrils (13x), nose (12x), angry (4x), longsuffering (with H750) (4x), before (2x), countenance (1x), forbearing (1x), forehead (1x), snout (1x), worthy (1x).

aph, af; from H599; properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire:—anger(-gry), before, countenance, face, forebearing, forehead, (long-) suffering, nose, nostril, snout, × worthy, wrath.

  1. nostril, nose, face

  2. anger

From root Strong’s H599 – ‘anaph

The KJV translates Strongs H599 in the following manner:angry (13x), displeased (1x).

ânaph, aw-naf’; a primitive root; to breathe hard, i.e. be enraged:—be angry (displeased).

  1. to be angry, to be displeased, to breathe hard

    1. (Qal) to be angry (of God)

    2. (Hithpael) to be angry (always of God)

Strong’s H2534 – chemah

  1. heat, rage, hot displeasure, indignation, anger, wrath, poison, bottles

    1. heat

      1. fever

      2. venom, poison (fig.)

    2. burning anger, rage

From root Strong’s H3179 – yacham

  1. to be hot, conceive

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be hot, become hot

      2. to mate (of animals)

      3. to be or become hot (fig. of anger)

    2. (Piel)

      1. to conceive (sexually)

      2. to be in heat (of animals)

Exodus/Sh’mot 32:10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath H639 may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

II Samuel/Sh’mu’el Bet 22:9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, H639 and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

Job/Iyov 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils H639 are they consumed.

Psalm/Tehillim 18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, H639 and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

Psalm/Tehillim 18:15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. H639

Psalm/Tehillim 21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, H639 and the fire shall devour them.

Psalm/Tehillim 78:49  He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, H639 wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.

Psalm/Tehillim 78:50 He made a way to his anger; H639 he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

Psalm/Tehillim 90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, H639 and by thy wrath are we troubled.

Psalm 95:11/Tehillim Unto whom I sware in my wrath H639 that they should not enter into my rest.

Psalm 106:40/Tehillim Therefore was the wrath H639 of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

Isaiah/YeshaYahu 5:25 Therefore is the anger H639 of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger H639 is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah/YeshaYahu 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, H639 even them that rejoice in my highness.

Isaiah/YeshaYahu 42:25 So he poured out on them his burning anger, the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

Ezekiel/Y’chez’kel 13:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, H639 and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.

Ezekiel/Y’chez’kel 20:8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger H639 against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

Ezekie/Y’chez’kel 23:25 And I will set my jealousy against thee, and they shall deal furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose H639 and thine ears; and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sons and thy daughters; and thy residue shall be devoured by the fire.

Amos/ 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: H639 yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Should paisley be worn by Believers in CHRIST/the MESSIAH?

Below are excerpts from two sites that show information on the pagan origins of paisley. I have also read that it has roots as a fertility symbol too. I used to be an interior decorator and I can share with you that more textiles are being manufactured with patterns originating from various country’s heritages. What ELOHIM’S [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] people today may not be thinking about clearly is that HE gave HIS Way to the Hebrew nation. That meant ALL other nation’s were pagan, worshiping other gods! ELOHIM/GOD is very clear in Scripture that HE is who HE is and the enemy is who the enemy is! Also, that HIS people are to be separated from every way and hold of the enemy!

It looks like many patterns originated from design motifs used in celebrating, offering thanks, and worshiping pagan gods. I have met Christians who told me they never liked paisley. I stay away from many patterns and images [second command Exodus/Sh’mot 20] and only wear solids or stripes or checks that are simple and do not draw attention. I do have some lace that I have wondered about and have prayed about.

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Who will worship on the Holy Mountain?

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Struck by lightening. What do you think HE is trying to tell us?

Exodus/Sh’mot 20:4  English Standard Version
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Give me the power – Harness the power of lightning overlooking the city.

http://www.perfectlytimedpics.com/give-me-the-power/#.VEXR5RZB9kc [Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_the_Redeemer_%28statue%29

The statue was struck by lightning during a violent thunderstorm on February 10, 2008, and suffered some damage to the fingers, head and eyebrows. A restoration effort was put in place by the Rio de Janeiro state government to replace some of the outer soapstone layers and repair the lightning rods installed on the statue. It was damaged by lightning again, on January 17, 2014, where a finger on the right hand was dislodged.[10][1

http://glclifestyling.com/2013/05/30/what-do-the-fatherancient-of-days-his-sonwordlambmessiah-and-his-set-apart-holy-spirit-look-like-part-1/  [more info in regards to Exodus 20:4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kings_%28statue%29

Destruction

On June 15, 2010, the statue was struck by lightning and consumed in the resulting blaze.[6] The statue had been sculpted using a thin skin of fiberglass over a flammable styrofoam interior stabilized by a metal frame,[2] and the fire consumed all but the internal metal structure. Following the fire, the pastor of the church stated that the church planned to rebuild the statue with fireproof material.[7][8] In the days after the destruction, the church’s digital sign displayed the message “He’ll be back”.[9]

Although the statue cost about $250,000 to construct, it was insured for $500,000 because the artist, Brad Coriell, had donated his time to the creation.[3] Damage to the statue and amphitheater was estimated at $700,000 – $300,000 for the statue and $400,000 for the amphitheater.[9][10] PETA offered funding through an “anonymous Christian donor” to help rebuild the statue if allowed to promote veganism at the church.[11]

Replacement statue

Main article: Lux Mundi (statue)

Construction of a 52-foot replacement statue with a substantially different design began in June 2012. The new statue, called Lux Mundi, was assembled on the site on September 19, 2012 and dedicated on September 30, 2012.[12][13]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux_Mundi_%28statue%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height  [A list of statues around the world. This also includes a list of statues destroyed and a list of statues being built.]

http://nypost.com/2013/12/12/beneath-yellowstone-a-volcano-that-could-wipe-out-u-s/

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Iceland. If the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted it would be like Armageddon. Photo: Reuters

 

http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/02/lighting-strikes-vaticanagain.html  [Lightning struck the Vatican on day Pope Benedict announced his resignation. Also says there is a history of lightning hitting the Vatican. Interesting and amusing article.]

 

http://earthquake-report.com/2014/05/24/moderate-earthquake-mizpe-ramon-israel-on-may-24-2014/
[From link above] “Update: Exactly on the day that the pope has boarded an airplane towards Amman, Jordan, an earthquake struck the border area in between Jordan and Israel also exactly the 2 countries the Pope will visit.” [I believe ELOHIM is very clear.]

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/06/world/americas/colombia-lightning-strike/index.html?hpt=wo_bn5

[(CNN) — A lightning strike killed 11 members of an indigenous tribe in northern Colombia Monday after an electrical storm broke out during an early morning ritual.]

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10403111/Church-beloved-by-John-Betjeman-destroyed-by-lightning-strike.html
[Apparently the building was much loved. Hit in October.]

 

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2014/06/05/nashville-church-may-destroyed-lightning/10002257/
[Hit in June, these people had to fellowship at another denomination’s church and they understand people are more important than a building. Also noted is how the steeple had previously been torn off by lightening. Steeples are actually pagan symbols. See http://www.sacred-texts.com/sro/rrm/rrm31.htm ]

 

http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/community/extraordinary_situations/48772/  [The church focused on the birth of the Virgin Mary. No person should be put above ELOHIM. CHRIST’S own words from Luke 11:27-28 were to admonish people about not focusing on her but instead on ELOHIM’S Word. Hit in July.]

 

http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20140727/lightning-sparks-fire-that-destroys-roseville-church [The steeple is mentioned as being hit by lightning and started a blaze. Hit in July.]

 

http://m.scnow.com/news/local/article_16da73a1-8565-52cc-aa08-4f1ca081f2a5.html?mode=jqm  [Hit in July.]

 

http://www.whas11.com/video/featured-videos/Hardin-Co-church-destroyed-by-lightning-strike-to-be-rebuilt–163263416.html [Another hit in July and this church has been destroyed 3x in its history.]

 

http://www.koamtv.com/story/26226850/carl-junction-church-destroyed-by-fire-faces-second-rebuild-after-destruction-in-2003-tornado [Lightning hit the bell tower steeple first. Church was previously destroyed by tornado. Hit in August.]

 

http://www.lex18.com/news/lightning-hits-georgetown-church/ [Steeple hit in May.]

 

http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Sales-Church-Church-Steeple-Hit-By-Lightning-And/8vJHQhHT0UagQOxNVr8NGg.cspx [ Steeple hit in June.]

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/20425/7-disasters-caused-lightning
[Some interesting and sad bits in here to take note of.]

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2245457/Lightning-bolt-hits-Burj-Khalifa-spectacular-display-skies-Dubai.html
[modern day tower of Babel]

 

The world's tallest building becomes even taller when it is zapped by a massive lightning bolt in an amazing display of mother nature at its most awe-inspiring

 

http://www.perfectlytimedpics.com/lightning-amazingly-shot-perfectly-timed/#.VEXOFxZB9kc

 

Lightning amazingly Shot – perfectly timed – Putting up a shocking light show at night.

Texas abortion bill and the history of filibustering

I found out about all of this yesterday. What is sad is that Wendy Davis graduated from Texas Christian University. I do not know why she does not go by Scripture because our ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] is very clear that no one is to kill another, [read Sh’mot – Exodus – 20]. I know there are debates about when life officially starts but when you study Scripture, you realize that Scripture can be very clear on many things and you also realize just how much we are following men’s ways instead of ELOHIM’S Way. Continue reading