Thanksgiving Proclamations – Ulysses S. Grant

31 Presidents have issued official Thanksgiving proclamations beginning with George Washington.  Thanksgiving was made an official holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.  Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation began an unbroken chain of yearly thanksgiving proclamations made by U.S. Presidents. Thanksgiving Proclamations – Ulysses S. Grant THANKSGIVING DAY 1869 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PROCLAMATION The year which is drawing to a close has been free from pestilence; health has prevailed throughout the land; abundant crops reward the labors of the husbandman; commerce and manufactures have successfully prosecuted their peaceful paths; the mines and forests have yielded

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Chosen People Myth

Note:  The purpose of this study is not to condemn but to admonish the body of Messiah in love.  Since the 1800s, believers in Christ have increasingly been led to believe they are not God’s chosen and regretfully are throwing away the birthright the Lord has given them.  Being the elect of God is not about race, its about God’s grace (Romans 11:5). In this article I hope to share that according to the Scriptures (Old & New Testament) the chosen people title belongs to believers in Jesus Christ.  Scripture speaks of the chosen people as those who are born

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Daily Tidbits 1/23 – Alligator/Crocodile

Today (1/23/12) begins the Chinese New Year, this year being the year of the dragon.  The alligator/crocodile is a dragon, a walking war machine which brings death.  The alligator has a powerful jaw full of sharp teeth to tear flesh, covered in armor with a powerful tail used in death rolls to drown its victims.  The whipping and lashing of the crocodile when in a death roll would be defined in Hebrew by the word שט ‘sat’ which is the root of the word שטן ‘satan.’  In Aramaic the word for satan is אכלקצא ‘akelqartsoa’ which comes from the root

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Daily Tidbits 1/19/12 – Unity

Unity comes only through Christ and the New Covenant in Him (Psalm 50:5; Isaiah 49:3-9; Hebrews 2:11; 13:20-21; Jeremiah 50:5; Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 1:20; 2:1-11) and walking with Him (1John 1:3-7). “Unity in the body of Christ does not rest on uniformity, but on our common ‘blood,’ which is the blood of Christ.  We are now members of one family, and that identity cannot be taken from us, no matter how much we disagree or quarrel.” (The Gospel in Human Contexts – Paul Hiebert pg 193) Walking with Christ as His disciple leads to truth (John 8:31-32; Isaiah 8:16).  The

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Thanksgiving Proclamations – John Adams

31 Presidents have issued official Thanksgiving proclamations beginning with George Washington.  Thanksgiving was made an official holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.  Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation began an unbroken chain of yearly thanksgiving proclamations made by U.S. Presidents. Thanksgiving Proclamations – John Adams A DAY OF FASTING & HUMILIATION (NOT THANKSGIVING!) 1798 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES – A PROCLAMATION As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him,

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Daily Tidbits 1/13/12 – Catholic

The word Catholic literally means ‘on the whole’ from the Greek word καθολικός ‘katholikos’ which is a combination of the words κατά meaning “about” and όλος meaning “whole”.  This word is most commonly used in reference to the Roman Catholic Church as this group feels they represent the ‘universal’ body of believers. The word Catholic is not used in Scripture but was used by early believers in reference to the ‘general’ or ‘catholic’ epistles written by James, Peter, John & Jude due to their letters being written to believers in general whereas Paul wrote to specific congregations.  It is interesting

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Daily Tidbits 12/11/11 – Human Arm

Jesus Christ, the Word, is likened to the Arm of the LORD (Isaiah 53:1).  The human body was made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27) in which the bones of the human arm and hand are a picture of the Word, Jesus Christ. The Messiah is specifically described as the ‘Hand’ of God (Psalm 118:14-16; Isaiah 48:13; Acts 5:31 etc.). The human hand consists of 27 bones which correspond to the 27 books of the New Testament. These bones are divided into 3 parts. 5 metacarpal bones of the palm corresponding to the Gospels & Revelation. 14 bones of

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Daily Tidbits 1/18/12 – Booming Sands

There is an interesting phenomenon in nature known as ‘booming sands’ which displays the concept of the seed of Abraham, the body of Messiah and unity. Booming Sands “There are about 30 locations around the world that are described as ‘booming dunes’ due to the sound that the sand emits.  It sounds like a sustained musical note.  For a dune to ‘boom’ it must be at least 150 feet high; there must be loose, dry sand of similar particle size at the top and a hard layer below.  The sounds recorded fall into the musical range of either E, F

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Daily Tidbits 1/1/12 – January

The month of January is named after the pagan god Janus.  In Roman mythology, Janus (or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings. He is most often depicted as having two faces or heads, facing in opposite directions.  He was described as the ‘twice born’ god  or the regenerated, a counterfeit of the Messiah who was promised to be slain and rise again according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Rev 1:17  And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet, as dead. And He put His right hand on me, saying to me, Do

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All the Ends of the World Shall Remember

SHORT VERSION All the ends of the world shall REMEMBER and turn to the Lord. Psa 22:27  All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. Psa 22:28  For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations. The word translated as ‘remember’ in Psalm 22:27 is זכר ‘zakar.’  זכר ‘zakar’ is defined as a memorial brought forth by speech (the Word), or to act/speak on behalf of another.  As a result, זכר ‘zakar’ is most commonly translated as ‘remember’ or

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