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Sequoyah: The Man Who Saved the Cherokee Language and the Giant Tree named after Him!

partly written by National Geographic and  BY LUCAS REILLY

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Sequoyah was one of the most influential figures in Cherokee history. He created the Cherokee Syllabary, a written form of the Cherokee language. The syllabary allowed literacy and printing to flourish in the Cherokee Nation in the early nineteenth century and remains in use today.

In the early years of the nineteenth century, the remarkable inventiveness of one Cherokee man, named Sequoyah, helped his people preserve their language and cultural traditions and remain united with each other amid the encroachments of Euro-American society. Working on his own over a twelve-year span, Sequoyah created a syllabary—a set of written symbols to represent each syllable in the spoken Cherokee language. This made it possible for the Cherokee to achieve mass literacy in a short period of time.  Cherokee became one of the earliest indigenous American languages to have a functional written analogue.

Sequoyah was born in present-day Tennessee in the years preceding the American Revolution. He was afflicted by physical lameness that caused him to limp, and as a young man, he worked as a trader, an industry he learned from his mother. He later became a silversmith and a blacksmith. By the year 1809, he had spent considerable time thinking about the written forms of communication used by European Americans and the power of written language. He began considering how the Cherokee might devise a system of writing tailored to the sounds of their own language. Many of his fellow Cherokees disapproved of the idea of fixing words to paper, and some thought the practice was too close to witchcraft. Despite this disapproval, Sequoyah was determined to give the Cherokee language a written form.

During most of Sequoyah's lifetime, the Cherokee language was entirely oral. According to the Manataka American Indian Council, a written language may have existed centuries earlier, but the script was supposedly lost as the tribe journeyed east across the continent. Sometime around 1809, Sequoyah began working on a new system to put the Cherokee language back on the page. He believed that, by inventing an alphabet, the Cherokee could share and save the stories that made their way of life unique.

At first, some Cherokee disliked Sequoyah’s idea. White people were encroaching further on their land and culture, and they were resistant to anything that resembled assimilation. Some skeptics saw Sequoyah’s attempts to create a written language as just another example of the tribe becoming more like the oncoming white settlers—in other words, another example of the tribe losing a grip on its culture and autonomy.

Sequoyah, however, saw it differently: Rather than destroy his culture, he saw the written word as a way to save it. According to Britannica, he became convinced that the secret of white people's growing power was directly tied to their use of written language, which he believed was far more effective than collective memories or word-of-mouth. In the wordsof Sequoyah, "The white man is no magician." If they could do it, so could he.

Unfortunately, the War of 1812 forced him to put his plans to develop a written Cherokee language on hold. Sequoyah volunteered to fight against the Red Stick Creeks during the war and saw action at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in present-day Alabama. Afterwards, he settled in Willstown (present-day Fort Payne, Alabama) and devoted himself to the task of converting the Cherokee language into written form. 

Sequoyah was monolingual—he spoke only his mother tongue, Cherokee—and thus did not know how to read or write in any language. Despite this, he had an intuitive grasp of the funciton and significance written communication could assume among people who had mastered the skill. His first approach was to draw a visual symbol for every word in the language—a logographic or pictographic approach. Before long, he realized this task would be overwhelming. Instead, he began listening more carefully to Cherokee speech, studying the sound patterns that formed words. He heard vowels and consonants and discerned many variations, finally isolating about eighty-five distinct syllables. He completed the syllabary by assigning each sound a symbol, using a printed Christian Bible for examples of how letters could be shaped.

Sequoyah became further convinced of this in 1813, after he helped the U.S Army fight the Creek War in Georgia. For months, he watched soldiers send letters to their families and saw war officers deliver important commands in written form. He found the capability to communicate across space and time profoundly important.

Sequoyah's first attempt to develop a written language, however, was relatively crude by comparison. He tried to invent a logographic system, designing a unique character for every word, but quickly realized he was creating too much unnecessary work for himself. (According to historian April Summit's book, Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet, his wife may have attempted to burn an early version of his alphabet, calling it witchcraft.) So Sequoyah started anew, this time constructing his language from letters he found in the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic alphabets, as well as with some Arabic numerals.

Sequoyah became more reclusive and obsessive, spending hour upon hour working on his alphabet. According to the official website of the Cherokee Nation, people outside his family began whispering that he was meddling with sorcery. By 1821, Sequoyah was too busy to pay the gossip any mind: He was teaching his six-year-old daughter, Ayokeh, how to use the system.

As one story goes, Sequoyah was eventually charged with witchcraft and brought to trial before a town chief, who tested Sequoyah’s claims by separating him and his daughter and asking them to communicate through their so-called writing system. By the trial’s end, everybody involved was convinced that Sequoyah was telling the truth—the symbols truly were a distillation of Cherokee speech. Rather than punish Sequoyah, the officials asked him a question: Can you teach us how to read?

Once accepted by the Cherokee, Sequoyah’s 86 character alphabet—which is technically called a syllabary—was widely studied. Within just a few years, thousands of people would learn how to read and write, with many Cherokee communities becoming more literate than the surrounding white populations. It wasn’t long before the Cherokee language began appearing in books and newspapers: First published in 1828, The Cherokee Phoenix was the first Native American newspaper printed in the United States.

Sam Houston, the eventual governor of Texas, admired Sequoyah's achievement and reportedly told him, “Your invention of the alphabet is worth more to your people than two bags full of gold in the hands of every Cherokee." Today, while the Cherokee language is now considered endangered by UNESCO, Sequoyah's system remains a landmark innovation—and a source of hope for the future.

Now for the rest of the story:

Imagine a large tree. No, let’s try this again. Imagine a large tree. Now imagine this tree as a branch, not a tree, attached to another much larger tree. Now imagine that much larger tree. That is how the giant sequoia do. 

The giant sequoia is named after Sequoyah, the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary. Giant sequoia are really big trees, in fact the very largest trees on Earth and the oldest living thing on earth, some more than 3,000 years old!  

A great tree, named after a great Man!


Questions we should force our leaders to answer

United States Declaration of IndependenceUnited States Declaration of Independence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Bob Barney- The Plain Truth.com

I have a simple question that I hope that one day we would force every single law maker, government executive and judge to answer in writing. I think that it should be required every year in order for these persons to hold public office. I would want them IN THEIR OWN WORDS state why the American Colonists declared war on their own government. I would require these officials to state openly and publicly:

  1. What were the direct causes of the war

  2. Was their action of taking arms against their own government justified, or where they actually criminals that should have been arrested and imprisoned or executed for treason. And if the latter is the opinion of the official's writing the response, should we nullify the Declaration of Independence and declare the United States as a criminal government.

  3. If, as I expect, virtually no one takes this position, that the USA is an illegal criminal government, then they should have to address the items in the Declaration as how they apply today to the laws that they are passing and why Americans would not have the right to take arms against them! After all, those colonialist who signed the Declaration, declared it LAWFUL TO KILL THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN in what was actually our first Civil War!

  4. What will it take for it to be legal for AMERICANS TO TAKE ARMS against their own Government?

 

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Today is First Fruits

Bob Barney

First Fruits
In Leviticus 23, God gave us His holy days to follow.   The days God chose for us to observe had to do with prophecy and His plan for our salvation.  One cannot understand the mind of God, and God's plan by following pagan days like Halloween, Christmas and Easter.  The Plain Truth is that those days are actually forbidden by God to observe!  God gave these holy days to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  From that moment on, the Tabernacle was constructed and the feasts observed exactly according to the instructions of the Lord, by the true believers.

It is the third feast, First Fruits, which happens today.   Passover week ends which remembers the death of Jesus. First Fruits is much more important, as it represents the day when Christ rose to the Father and became God again. This Feast, Unleavened Bread, demonstrates the time when Jesus was actually BORN AGAIN from mortal to immortal!  Yes the Bible says that Jesus was Born Again, a term that simply means going from a dead mortal body to a resurrected spiritual body.  Paul writes: "And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him."

Christ is the first born of those who will follow Him on the last great day, a day when all Christians will "hear His voice" and be raised from the dead, ON THE LAST DAY (The Day Christ returns).

Many Christians mistakenly believe that First Fruits, is Easter, an ancient pagan fertility rite  Easter is simply a Babylonian festival with a Biblical holy convocation.

So then, in His Last week as a human, the LORD celebrated the first three feasts, each in the appropriate manner. He was crucified on Passover DAY, answering to the Blood of the Lamb, which had gotten the chosen people out of slavery to begin with; He was buried on Unleavened Bread (“This bread is my body”) — a case of a dead man arranging his own burial at the appropriate time. And He was raised to the Father and became Spirit again on First Fruits, as a demonstration of the future resurrection of the church. That wasn’t the end of the Lord’s ministry on earth, even though we assume He was inactive after that. As a matter of fact, He continued, regarding His promise to the disciples in John 14, to send the Holy Spirit. The fourth feast, Pentecost, occurs 50 days after First Fruits (Lev. 23:15–16), and on that very day, the Holy Spirit attended the Pentecost festivities at the Temple site “like a rushing, mighty wind.” Pentecost represents the summer harvest, a larger harvest than First Fruits, but not so large as the fall crops, and the Holy Spirit harvested 3,000 people (Acts 2:41). On the occasion when the Law came, Israel had made a golden calf, and by God’s direction, 3,000 were killed (Ex. 32:28). And now, on Pentecost, the same number were returned to the Chosen People, “The letter kills, the Spirit gives life.”

The "Word" of John 1:1 is a divine Person, not a philosophical abstraction. In the incarnation, the invisible God became visible in Christ; deity was clothed with humanity (Matthew 17:2). God is in Christ: visible, audible, approachable, knowable, and available. All that God is, Christ is.

Jesus is LORD of Creation
The description "first-born of all creation" speaks of Christ’s preexistence. He is not a creature but the eternal Creator (John 1:10). God created the world through Christ and redeemed the world through Christ (Hebrews 1:2-4). Jesus is the "I AM" of the Old Testament, Yahweh, the God who appeared to Adam and Eve, Abraham, Jacob and Moses. David's Lord!

 

Happy FirstFruits in 50 Days. PENTECOST-- The Birthday of the New Testament Church of God

 


HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-14 Feast of Unleavened Bread & Firstfruits

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March saw the most migrant children crossing the border in a month in HISTORY

March saw the most migrant children crossing the border in HISTORY

March saw the most migrant children crossing the border in history, with 18,890 unaccompanied minors being taken into cramped shelters. The previous record was when around 11,000 children crossed the border in May 2019. The March numbers provided by Customs and Border Patrol represented a 100 per cent increase in crossing compared to February.


Why does the Catholic Church use unleavened bread for the Eucharist (host)- Day 6 of Unleavened Bread

In this Article:   Why does the Catholic Church use unleavened bread for the Eucharist (host)

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Many wonder why we say Christians should follow the Days of Unleavened Bread, because the very idea seems foreign to them, yet most Catholics know this feast----- as holy communion! Although the Catholic Church stopped following the Holy Days instituted by Christ himself, the fully admit to the meaning of unleavened bread:

From a catholic source:

Why does the Catholic Church
use unleavened bread for the Eucharist (host)

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian faith, east and west. Therefore, it is not surprising that Orthodox Christians would feel strongly about the levened Eucharist that they have recieved since Childhood and that their Church has used from antiquity. They may feel as Cardinal Cerularius did in 1050 A.D., that no Eucharist that uses unleavened bread is a true Eucharist. He took his army into the Latin Churches in Constantinople and threw the consecrated hosts into the streets.

Most Popes of the past few hundred years, have felt that his subsequent excommunication was not the best move for east-west relations, but there is no doubt that he was in complete odds with the faith of the Early Eastern Fathers, all of whom recognized the validity of the unleavened host. Cerularius died alone and alienated from the Church, both east and west.

The reason why Catholics celebrate an unleavened Eucharist is very simple. We just never changed it from the day of the last supper. We have no problem with the Eastern tradition of levened Eucharist, and its validity, and we have no desire for the east to change. But we also have no desire to change our unleavened host.

If the unleavened Eucharist is invalid, then no Eucharist ever offered in the Western Church, or in Armenia, or the Last Supper itself, (which was a Passover feast, where only unleven bread was available) was ever a true Eucharist.

 

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Why Use Unleavened Bread for Communion?

 
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Leaven is a substance that causes fermentation and spoilage, “Figuratively, an influence that, spreading silently and strongly, changes conditions and opinions” (World Book Dictionary). Literally, when leaven is added to a wholesome substance like bread dough or fruit juices and left unchecked the end result is a sour, smelly product which generally is unfit for any valued purpose. It is a fitting type of what sin does to our individual lives and to our church life when left unchecked or untended.
Leaven is used in both the Old and New Testaments as a type of evil which contaminates and spoils that which is good. It is to be questioned whether it is ever used in any other sense in the Scriptures.
The one reference where Bible scholars sometimes give leaven another application is Matthew 13:33. Here it is felt by some that the leaven “hid in three measures of meal” symbolizes the Good Gospel and the way the Gospel spreads and influences the world for good. But the Gospel message is never spread by hiding it. The very opposite is true. A light placed under a bushel gives no light to the surrounding area, and a hidden witness is no witness at all. This is the very way, however, that the devil works. His agents are the ones who by “cunning craftiness ... lie in wait to deceive” (Eph 4:14), and “who privily shall bring in damnable heresies” (untruths that if believed will damn the soul, 2Pe 2:1). Furthermore, if the meal represents the evil society of the world and the leaven represents the good Gospel permeating the bad meal “till the whole was leaven” we should expect to see the world getting better and better until the whole world is under Gospel control. Again, the very opposite is true. The influence of, and the appeals of “this present evil world” with all its moral corruption has almost completed its leavening process on the professed people of God. When the few remaining “good and faithful” servants of our Lord Jesus Christ are caught up to meet the Lord in the air, the then worldwide professing church left in this world will be a totally corrupted church. The creeping, contaminating effect of the leaven of wickedness will have completed its beguiling influence on the professed “kingdom of heaven” under the direction of the end time Beast’s Minister of Religion, the false prophet of Revelation 13.


1 Corinthians 5 is one of the many New Testament messages which rather vividly identifies leaven as a type of evil. The church at Corinth was knowingly tolerating gross moral wickedness within her fellowship. The Apostle Paul demanded the excommunication of “that wicked person” based on the argument that “a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” In allowing this evil to go uncorrected their whole professed Corinthian church would become corrupt - the same thing that Jesus taught in the parable of Matthew 13:33. A purging out of the leaven of wickedness was an absolute necessity for the continued spiritual health of the church. Here it is enjoined upon the church to “keep the feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1Co 5:8).ed bread and the sacrifice of a lamb without blemish as being types of “Christ our Passover who is sacrificed for us” (1Co 5:7). The typology here is most beautiful. Even though in His earth life, He “was made in the likeness of sinful flesh” (Rom 8:3), “In Him was no sin and in Him dwelt all the fullness of the perfection and holiness of the Godhead bodily (Col 2:9). In ultimate perfection He “offered Himself to God without spot” to be our Passover Lamb to save us from death. He was indeed the true antitype of the “without blemish” Old Testament sacrificial lamb and the unleavened bread of the Passover feast. Anyone using leavened bread during the seven day Passover feast would have broken the type and would have done so under penalty of being cut off from the people of God (Ex 12:15,19).  Read the rest>>>

 


The Feast of Unleavened Bread for Christians- Day 5

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Is the Feast of Unleavened Bread mentioned in the Bible for Christians too? The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a 7-day feast that is kicked off the evening of Passover. This is a Biblically-commanded Feast of the Lord. But even though this feast first appears in the Old Testament to the Israelites, did you know that it’s actually a feast that was foreshadowing and celebrating Jesus as Messiah?

In this post I’d like to explore that a little more. How does this Old Testament feast apply to modern day Christians? Is it Biblical to observe it? Is it Biblical to NOT observe it?

Let’s dive into these questions so you can come out with a greater understanding of what God’s desire is for you and your family in regards to the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

The First Feast of Unleavened Bread

In Exodus 12:15-20,39 we find the very first Feast of Unleavened Bread. This happens directly after the first Passover. In Exodus 12:17 God tells the children of Israel why they are observing this feast:

“And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.” – Exodus 12:17

So God is telling them that they are to observe this feast because He has delivered them from Egypt.

You might ask yourself, why? Why do they have to do this because God brought them out of Egypt? Where is the connection?

Well, Egypt, like Babylon, can be used as a metaphor for the world, or sin and bondage to sin. This article does a good job of explaining this. But as that article notes, you can also read Hebrews 3:14-4:11 for a Biblical example of Paul using Egypt as a metaphor for life before salvation in Christ.

We will get into this concept more in a little bit too.

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Judeo-Christian morality and the health of our society

Growing up, I rarely – if ever – heard anyone in authority discuss the relationship between Judeo-Christian concepts of morality and health. Instead, morals were cast as somewhat arbitrary rules that had to be followed to avoid being cast into hell.

1 I can't speak to what may happen in the afterlife. But in my almost six decades on the planet, I have observed that there is a powerful correlation between the foundational principles of morality in Judeo-Christianity and health in this life: physical and spiritual health, emotional and psychological health, and societal health.

The Ten Commandments are an excellent starting point. The simple admonitions contained therein serve as the foundation for a healthy, well-functioning society, set in order of importance. They begin with the relationship between God and man, then allocate time between earthly work and worship, then move to the importance of the nuclear family. From there, they move outward to the relationship human beings have with one another.

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The once and future Sodom- Day 4 of The Feast of Unleavened Bread

image from external-content.duckduckgo.comThere is nothing new under the sun, said King Solomon, who knew from whence he spoke, having departed so far from righteousness in his later years that he instituted Canaanite demon worship on the Mount of Olives (1 Kings 11) that lasted 300 years, until righteous King Josiah ended the practice by, in part, "breaking down the houses of the Sodomites that were by the Temple, where the women wove hangings for Asherah" (2 Kings 23). The Asherah, or Asherim, were huge phallic poles, often carved from oak trees, that adorned the "high places" where Baal and Ashtereth were worshiped through male and female cult prostitution and the sacrifice of children (who were roasted alive).

Solomon lost his regency – for himself and all his posterity – for that idolatry, and David's United Kingdom was split in two, because there are some things that Our God – so longsuffering in so many ways – will not tolerate. Chief on the list is Canaanite demon worship, which has always been characterized by extreme sexual deviance and child murder. Abortion. LGBT perversions. There is nothing new under the sun.

Our great grandparents, no matter where they might have migrated from across the world, shared the universal condemnation of "the love that dares not speak its name." Even as late as the 1950s, homosexuality was so utterly reviled as a form of sexual deviance that it could not be mentioned "in polite company"; thus the absolute primacy of the marriage-based natural family was secure as the foundation and framework of mainstream society.

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Was Jesus Christ crucified on a Friday?

Did He really die on Good Friday and come back to life on Easter Sunday? Jesus Christ said He would be in the grave for three days and three nights. How can you count that from Good Friday afternoon to Easter Sunday morning?

image from www.ucg.orgIn Matthew 12:38, some of the scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus for a sign to prove He was the Messiah. But Jesus told them that the only sign He would give was that of the prophet Jonah: “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40).

But how can we fit “three days and three nights” between a Friday-afternoon crucifixion and a Sunday-morning resurrection? This traditional view allows for Jesus to have been entombed for only a day and a half.

Learn more about  The Chronology of Jesus Christ’s Death, Burial and Resurrection  . 

Some believe that Christ’s “three days and three nights” statement does not require a literal span of 72 hours, reasoning that a part of a day can be reckoned as a whole day. Thus, since Jesus died in the afternoon, they think the remainder of Friday constituted the first day, Saturday the second and part of Sunday the third. However, only two nights—Friday night and Saturday night—are accounted for in this explanation. Something is obviously wrong with the traditional view regarding when Christ was in the tomb.

Jonah 1:17, to which Christ referred, states specifically that “Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” We have no basis for thinking that Jesus meant only two nights and one day, plus parts of two days. If Jesus were in the tomb only from late Friday afternoon to early Sunday morning, then the sign He gave that He was the prophesied Messiah was not fulfilled.

Let’s carefully examine the details from the Gospels. When we do, we uncover the real story of how Jesus’ words were fulfilled precisely.

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Passover, America, Coronavirus and GOD. America Rejects God Powers Completely

For the First Time in the Nations History- Americans are barred from going to Church

Forced to wear Masks -vaccine may be mandatory..

Bill of Rights are completely abolished and trashed. No right to assembly, or religion

As God promised us- we would be enslaved if we refused to follow His Laws!

By Bob Barney

ConsitutionA patient is in critical condition, near death. A family waits in fear. Will their loved one live or die?  The doctor comes out to speak to them. "I'm afraid," the doctor tells them solemnly, "we've done all we can do... It's up to God now."  

The family shrieks in fear, "Oh NO! Doctor," the cry in unison, "isn't there something else you can do."

Let's face it, in this modern world of ours most of us simply don't believe in a God of healing, but we do put our faith and trust in modern medicene. Doctors have replaced our priests and medicine has replaced God's power. Americans only believe in a God of convenience.  A Linus' blanket type of God, that is somewhat like a fairytale, but when push comes to God, we take men's expertise over God's power.

I trust nobody in either medicine or government over God.  What we are told by these High Priest of the false God of medicine changes from year to year. Doctors in the 1950's told people to smoke menthol cigarettes if they had a sore throat or a chest cold.  Today we know better.  The fact is what these "experts" really are in many instances, bought and paid advertisers for big Pharma. Also,I trust nobody in government - including President Trump. Trust no man completely.  The apostle Paul said "Follow me, as I follow Christ."  Paul didn't want any of us to follow men over God.

Today we are seeing what OUR GENERATION used to warn people about. A deep state government takeover- you know the same deep state that took us to Viet Nam, Impeached Trump, tested Syphilis on black Americans, released germs in San Francisco to see what would happen, and introduced a virus in The New York City subway system to track movements of people and the disease. YES this all happened, but some of us now want BIG GOVT to save us. I trust God- and not man and especially ANY MAN that wants to take away my god given rights.

Today's so-called plague is a great example.  For years we have heard the rant and ravings of conservative speakers and cohorts yell at us "it's time we put God back in our schools and government."  Yet when a crisis comes, these same so-called God loving Christians tell us to stay away from Church. Irony maybe?  We as a people have never allowed our faith and right to worship God to be abolished at anytime.  We were a people at one time that trusted God could save us from anything.  Not anymore. The religious leaders and the so-called conservatives have aligned themselves with the fake media and the deep state to push for the trashing of American democracy.

The same people who worried about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama taking away our freedoms, our right to bare arms, freedom of assembly and pushing us into a global world order, are now proposing the very same thing!  All of a sudden, these people are willing to give up the right to assemble, the right to practice our faith in the church of our choice, and the right of free movement.  They have run out of toilet paper I guess, and decided to use the Bill of Rights as their temporary stash!  The United Kingdom President Boris Johnson is now claiming that the only hope for the world is a world government! I thought he won because he was against the EU and world governments.   In an article, the Washington Post headline:The coronavirus will end conservative dogma about big government forever.  There are no libertarians in foxholes, it turns out. And Republicans won’t be able to unwind their endorsements of deficit spending.

The headline says it all. In a matter of a few months, Americans have adopted every principle of the globalist agenda, and we are not going back.  Individualism is gone forever, and the elite now know that they can take control anytime they wish, in the blinking of an eye. GOD IS DEAD, or so they think.

I have been warning for years that America is destined to be enslaved at the hands of a dictator from Europe who will control a large new world order. That's the Beast of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.  Although I understood this prophecy, I frankly could not comprehend how it would happen.  I admit, to my human mind, it seemed impossible that Americans would change their belief-structure overnight.  But they have.  Fear, panic and the loss of faith has made this transformation happen very quickly.

We are acting as our ancestors did in the time of Moses, when after being freed from slavery, the people wanted safety over hardship. Enslavement over freedom.  Man's rule over God's rule. Egypt over Moses.  It's a time found in the books of Exodus, and Deuteronomy.  The time of the first Passover for the nation of Israel.

What is the Passover?

Burning_bushIt's a shame that modern Christians follow pagan holidays instead of the Holy Days God commands us to follow.  It is this reason alone, that we simply do not understand the power of God, and have the lack of faith that we obviously have today!  When the nation of Israel (the identity of Israel will surprise most) were slaves in Egypt, God told an unbelieving Moses that He would use Moses to free the people, from the most powerful nation in the world at the time.  It's a great story.  Moses tried everything he could to 'get out' of doing his job. Moses simply, like most of us today, had no faith in God's power.

"Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"

And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.

 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Most today do not know that the God speaking here is Jesus. "I am" is Jesus' personal name.  To prove that by the way, go to John 8; when the Jews were demanding just who he claimed to be, He answered: "Very truly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM!”  The Jews knew exactly who Jesus was claiming to be, so "At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds."   They wanted him dead for His claiming to be the God of Moses, Abraham and Jacob.

The Passover was a time not unlike today.  Great plagues caused by God were destroying the Egyptians.  They were on a crisis lockdown, not unlike what we are facing today.  Moses reluctantly went back to Egypt to face who he thought was the most powerful ruler on earth (Moses didn't yet trust God at all).  The pharaoh told Moses, "I know not your God."  The Israelites suffered even more and started to doubt Moses. Moses doubted God.. “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?  Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”

Yes Moses didn't believe, as many do not today.  This very fact seems to dismay God, who says over and over in the Bible, "Is there anything too hard for the LORD to do?" God just can't understand our disbelief. After all God knows His own power!  We don't.  

The important lesson to learn here is that in the midst of all these plagues, only the the Egyptians suffered, not the Israelites. God's awesome power protected the Israelites from every sickness, plague and disease! They were to come together and congregate as a CHURCH trusting in God!  I guess Moses was lucky that the Pharaoh didn't order the people not to mass together in churches as governors and our president are doing today.

God ordered His people to trust Him and to come together in prayer, as a church, a congregation under HIS power.  God is the God who heals us.  God says "It is better to take refuge in the LORD (Jesus) than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in you leaders."

If you listen carefully to Me, the LORD your God and do what is right in My eyes, if you pay attention to My commands and keep all My decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.

What we are seeing today is a nation spiting in the face of God and choosing the power of modern medicine and doctors over the power of God, just like we do when the doctors says "it's in God's hands now" and we become despondent over the news being given to us by the doctor.

I'm not saying that it's not prudent to protect oneself from disease by practicing God's plan to stay healthy. Chapter on chapter in the Bible is solely concerning how we should practice sound health policies. What foods we should and should not eat. Washing and taking baths, washing hands, and yes separating the sick from the masses!  God tells us to isolate sick people, not healthy ones -- but in everything trust in Him to heal us.

Yes if you choose to believe that your church is not able to protect you, then you also have concluded that your church is not under God's power. My advice is either you or your church needs to find the real God.  If your pastor refuses to close his church, then you probably found a true representative of God, whether he follows Sundays to worship, or God's day, the Sabbath.  

It's time to learn the Plain Truth about God, Passover, and Healing.

God's Passover starts on this tonight, at the end of the day when night falls, and continues on the next day (Friday this year) where God's people are to assemble together, thank God for our blessings, and yes our health.

 

Here are some quotes from GOD  I hope they can bring you strength and hope and conquer your fears:

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 3:5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

James 1:6-8 . But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Psalm 23:4  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

James 5:14. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

2 Kings 20:5 Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord.’

2 Corinthians 7:14. Then if my people who are called by my name (Israel- or America and the British commonwealth) will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

Finally Remember:  I am the Lord, who heals you.

Friends, believe in the power of God, and stand firmly with God and do not allow fear to control you, or your leaders to use fear to enslave you!  Remember, a better life is coming, where there is no sickness, no disease and no death. Strive for that eternal life, and not this temporal one.

 

God Bless

 

First published in 2020 updated for today