COVID 19: Birth Pains From an Angry God? YES!

2 Chronicles Chapter 7; King James Holy Bible:

13. “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain,

or if I command the locusts to devour the land,

or if I send pestilence among my people;”

14. “If my people, which are called by my name,

shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my

face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I

hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will

heal their land.”

Love Builds Up – Hate Tears Down/Destroys

I am sure most adults remember the Beatles song, “All we need is love”. Due to the coronavirus, nothing could be more important today than loving are neighbor. Neighbor according to God’s Word is everyone! Webster Dictionary defines” love” as: 1. strong affection 2. Warm attachment 3. Attraction based on sexual desires 4. a beloved person 5. unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for others. Webster defines ”hate” as: 1. intense hostility and aversion 2. an object of hatred.

The Truth Will Set You Free

We all know that not telling the truth or telling a lie destroys trust and relationships. Telling the truth may involve embarrassment and even conflict in the beginning but “The Truth Will Set you Free!” What is truth? Webster’s dictionary defines truth: “1: TRUTHFULINESS, HONESTY 2: the real state of things: FACT 3: the body of real evidence or facts:  ACTUALITY.

Kosher Cuisine

Kosher is a designation connected to the Bible. Moses the prophet inspired by God placed in the Torah the laws of Kashrut.  An animal to be Kosher had to have two signs, which were split hooves and to chew its own cud. Fish needed to have fins and scales. Only the specific birds mentioned in the Torah are Kosher to eat.  Milk and Meat are forbidden to be cooked together. The Torah is the wisdom of God and the reason for the laws of Kosher are part of the divine wisdom.

Jews for Jews; Jews for Christians; Christians for Jews

The Jewish people and their leaders are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jesus the Messiah.  Christians are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jews. The event of crucifixion is recorded in history in the first century Judea between 30-33 AD. The crucifixion is recorded in New Testament epistles and other ancient sources as an historical event. The softening up of the heart of stone was part of the Jewish prophecy of Ezekiel, I will give to you a new heart and a new spirit, I will remove from you a heart of stone and give you a heart flesh.

Women March for Unity

“A woman of valour who can find?”( Proverbs of King Solomon)  It is not easy to be a woman of valour.

Women in a free world have the right to express themselves to the world that they have equal rights.  Their march on January 19 was well organized and gives to woman tremendous respect.  They marched peacefully and expressed their demands peacefully.  Compared to other marches today like Yellow vests in France and Ultra- Orthodox demonstrations in Israel which became sometimes violent, their march should become an example for others of the right way to demonstrate.

Woman in Jewish history have been given the most respect.  Deborah was the leader of the Jewish people in the time of Judges which was the period in Jewish history following the entrance of the Jewish people into the land of Israel under the leadership of Joshua.  During this period which lasted over 400 years the nation was ruled by judges, as the Jews had not yet established a kingship.  Deborah was a prophetess, the fourth Judge and the only female judge mentioned in the bible.  She is even considered to be a saint in the Catholic Church.  She was a brave woman commander and chief of the army of Israel who guided the Jewish nation to attack and conquer Jabin the king of Canaan and their military commander Sisera.  The story is recounted in Judges Chapter 4.

Scripture relates that she rendered her judgments beneath a date palm tree between Ramah in Benjamin and Bethel in the land of Efraim.  (see the caption above)  A Song was composed in her honor which is a victory hymn song by two woman Deborah and Yael who were influential in their victory.