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

32 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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Daily Tidbits 5/8 – Grow in Grace

The Scriptures admonish us to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. 2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. The word for grace is χάρις ‘charis’ which is used to translate numerous words in the Greek Septuagint. One of the words is גדולה ‘gedulah’ which means to grow in size. We are to grow/mature into the image of Messiah, from glory to glory. 2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory

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Little Guy in the Eye

Being a little guy/girl in the Eye of God is all about walking in close relationship with God who is love (1 John 4:8) and extending that love to our fellow man (1 John 4:12).  Its not about religion or doctrine, its about relationship with the Most High.  Each one of us must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling as God works through us according to His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13).  If we keep focused on Him, He will transform us from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18) until we are formed into the image of His

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