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Sunday, March 26, 2017

4th Sunday of Great Lent!

4th Sunday of Great Lent!

                     
                 







Greetings in Christ Jesus,

Sunday March 26th 2017


Zechariah 8:

19 Thus says the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Juda, joy, and gladness, and great solemnities: only love truth and peace. 20 Thus says the Lord of hosts, until people come, and dwell in many cities, 21 And the inhabitants go one to another, saying: Let us go, and entreat the face of the Lord, and let us seek the Lord of hosts: I also will go. 22 And many peoples, and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the face of the Lord. 23 Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days, wherein ten men of all languages of the Gentiles shall take hold, and shall hold fast the skirt of one that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.


Galatians 1:

3 Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present wicked world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5 To whom is glory forever and ever. Amen.

 6 I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. 7 Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be accursed.

Gospel of John 1:

1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. 3 And his brethren said to him: Pass from here, and go into Judea; that Your disciples also may see Your works which You do. 4 For there is no man that does anything in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, manifest Yourself to the world. 5 For neither did his brethren believe in him. 6 Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates: because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil. 8 Go you up to this festival day, but I go not up to this festival day: because my time is not accomplished. 9 When he had said these things, he himself stayed in Galilee.

 10 But after his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret. 11 The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day, and said: Where is he? 12 And there was much murmuring among the multitude concerning him. For some said: He is a good man. And others said: No, but he seduces the people. 13 Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.

 14 Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews wondered, saying: How does this man know letters, having never learned? 16 Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man do the will of him; he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaks of himself, seeks his own glory: but he that seeks the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and there is no injustice in him. 19 Did Moses not give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? 20 Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered, and said: You have a devil; who seeks to kill You? 21 Jesus answered, and said to them: One work I have done; and you all wonder: 22 Therefore, Moses gave you circumcision, (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and on the sabbath day you circumcise a man. 23 If a man receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are you angry at me because I have healed the whole man on the sabbath day? 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge just judgment.

 25 Some therefore of Jerusalem said: Is not this he whom they seek to kill? 26 And behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers known for a truth, that this is the Christ? 27 But we know this man, whence he is: but when the Christ comes, no man knoweth whence he is. 28 Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching, and saying: You both know me, and you know whence I am: and I am not come of myself; but he that sent me, is true, whom you know not. 29 I know him, because I am from him, and he has sent me. 30 They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Psalm 45 (46)

1 Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden. 2 Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly. 3 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea. 4 Their waters roared and were troubled: the mountains were troubled with his strength. 5 The stream of the river makes the city of God joyful: the most High has sanctified his own tabernacle. 6 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the morning early. 7 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled. 8 The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector. 9 Come and behold the works of the Lord: what wonders he has done upon earth, 10 making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: and the shield he shall burn in the fire. 11 Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth. 12 The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.


My Friends,

We often fall so far short in our own sight or vision that we simply cannot see the love of God that completely surrounds us. In our first reading this morning from the prophet, we see the understanding is found in Jesus the Christ, ‘in those days’ of course are words speaking to the days of our Lord which we are in. Regardless of any denial of who Jesus the Christ is or is not in any nation, people from all the nations have come to know something and many have sought and are now seeking Him. There are many who are seeking truth and do not yet know that truth is Jesus the Christ. Are we praying for these people?

The world today is not less wicked than in the days in which these words today were originally preached or written down.  The love of God demands that we pray for one another and for the salvation of all people hoping that we all will indeed come to the fullness of truth. Truth is not selfish; it shares itself through us, through our actions. Our fasts become joyful feasts as the prophet says here in the beginning of today’s readings.

The Lord of the Armies or the Hosts of the Heavens is with those who choose to follow the Lord. The days are wicked and evil upon the earth, this is indeed a combat arena, we fight against principalities and power (evil and malicious spirits), against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints:

Continue this time of repentance and renewal, let us strengthen ourselves in spirit.

Blessings


In Christ.


   





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Sunday, March 19, 2017

3rd Sunday of Great Lent

3rd Sunday of Great Lent!
 
                           
       







Greetings in Christ Jesus,

Sunday March 19th 2017


Isaiah 58

1 Cry, cease not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins. 2 For they seek me from day to day, and desire to know my ways, as a nation that has done justice, and has not forsaken the judgment of their God: they ask of me the judgments of justice: they are willing to approach to God. 3 Why have we fasted, and You have not regarded: have we humbled our souls, and You have not taken notice? Behold in the day of your fast your own will is found, and you exact of all your debtors. 4 Behold you fast for debates and strife. And strike with the fist wickedly. Do not fast as you have done until this day, to make your cry to be heard on high. 5 Is this such a fast as I have chosen: for a man to afflict his soul for a day? is this it, to wind his head about like a circle, and to spread sackcloth and ashes? will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord?

 6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden. 7 Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when you shall see one naked, cover him, and despise not your own flesh. 8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall speedily arise, and your justice shall go before your face, and the glory of the Lord shall gather you up.

My friends, there is nothing to add here. The prophet says it all. Crying out to Almighty God in any fashion whatsoever when all the while one continues to do that which is wrong and continues to not do that which is right, is a complete waste of time. God will not listen. We must change our life and do what are supposed to do to the best of our ability. Then our fasting and our cries will be heard. We can begin new each day. If we fall down one moment, we can get up the next. Our Lord and God is a patient God, However, we do not know when our life will be ended here. Now is the appropriate time.

Blessings



In Christ.


   




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Saturday, March 11, 2017

2nd Sunday of Great Lent 2017

2nd Sunday of Great Lent!

                                      


Greetings in Christ Jesus,

Sunday March 12th 2017


Proverbs 3

19 The Lord by wisdom has founded the earth, has established the heavens by prudence. 20 By his wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew

 21 My son, let not these things depart from your eyes: keep the law and counsel: 22 And there shall be life to your soul, and grace to your mouth. 23 Then shall you walk confidently in your way, and your foot shall not stumble: 24 If you sleep, you shall not fear: you shall rest, and your sleep shall be sweet. 25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon you. 26 For the Lord will be at your side, and will keep your foot that you be not taken.

 27 Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able: if you are able, do good yourself also. 28 Say not to your friend: Go, and come again: and tomorrow I will give to you: when you can give at present. 29 Practice not evil against your friend, when he has confidence in you. 30 Strive not against a man without cause, when he has done you no evil. 31 Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways: 32 for every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple. 33 Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed. 34 He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace. 35 The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace.

My friends,

      What are we to say regarding the writings from Holy Scripture that we find here? This scripture speaks of keeping the law and the counsel. Now we know that Jesus the Christ is the fulfillment of the law. With the law fulfilled through Jesus the Christ He became the new law that we are to obey. Remember: if you love me, keep my commandments. We are told here in these proverbs that if we keep the law and the counsel then there shall be life to our soul.  This life to our soul is found in no one else except Jesus the Christ, the fulfillment of the law and the new law that is written on our hearts if we accept this truth.
      I hear that many people today are fearful. They are afraid of what may be coming or what they believe is already here. Brothers and sisters; there is nothing to fear, whatever is coming or is already come is nothing more than what is to be. Whatever befalls us whether good or bad, right or wrong, is not to be feared. If we stay close to the Christ Jesus, if we walk with the Spirit, then the Spirit will walk with us. We will be given the strength and the ability to persevere under extraordinary circumstances.
      Fear has no place in the Body of Christ. Through Jesus the Christ there is eternal life, whatever we suffer here is but for a moment in time when compared to eternity. Time may seem to be forever while in the flesh until we grow old and then suddenly we find that time has gone by rather quickly. Do not waste a moment of this time; seek truth which is Jesus the Christ. Do not forsake the love for others, do good instead of bad, right instead of wrong, do not hold grudges, be kind to others, help when you are able. Love others.
      Take this time now in this second week of Great Lent to strive more to find the gate that is along the straight and narrow path towards eternal life that can only be found through Jesus the Christ who is that gate. Strive I say but be careful of vows. Do not make vows that cannot be held. It is better to not make a vow and struggle along the path than to make a vow and then quit. Do not make vows lightly. The making of vows during this time is done by many but far too many quit the vow in time. We are held accountable for every word that we utter.
     Fight your good fight within yourself, conquer your own self with the help of our Lord, it is only when we have conquered our own lusts and unworthy desires can we then begin to see a little more clearer. Keep up the struggle. Get humble before the Lord and remain humble.


In Christ,




   




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Many Blessings!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

1st Sunday of Great Lent 2017

1st Sunday of Great Lent!

                                       


Greetings in Christ Jesus,

Sunday March 5th 2017

Joel 2


12 Now therefore says the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. 13 And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. 14 Who knows but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?

Friends,

Great Lent is being celebrated today by almost all who celebrate the season. This does not actually happen very often as the Eastern date varies according to the actual, astronomical full moon and the actual equinox as observed along the meridian of Jerusalem, site of the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

They also apply the formula so that Easter always falls after Passover, since the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ took place after he entered Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.

In the Western Church, Easter sometimes precedes Passover by weeks because the Western church does not use the actual, or astronomically correct date for the vernal equinox, but a fixed date (March 21). Also when the western church speaks of the full moon it does not mean the astronomical full moon but the "ecclesiastical moon," which is based on tables created by the church. This allows the date of Easter to be calculated in advance rather than determined by actual astronomical observances.

There is another difference as well; today’s date is March 5th on the Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian New Calendar. However, this day on the Julian Old Calendar, although being the first Sunday of Great Lent, is February 20, 2017.

Do you think that this may cause confusion not only to Christians or those who call themselves the Body of Christ, but also to the world? The church is not only divided in theology and doctrine, its understanding and teaching of Jesus the Christ, but it cannot even agree on a date on a calendar. In the beginning this issue came up between East and West and they discussed it;

 Irenaeus says that Polycarp visited Rome when Anicetus was its bishop (c. 68-153), they discussed this issue among others and agreed to disagree. It has since then become a major source of controversy. There have been other attempts to solve the problem but yet it continues to this day.

There is far too much pride, anger, frustration, hate, prejudice, hunger for power, and hunger for growth and monetary reward in much of the church today. It’s time to renew ourselves to Jesus the Christ. There are far too many people who call themselves Christian who will not make this attempt. Subtle pride blocks us from recognizing our own sin while pointing fingers and making accusations against others rather than looking in a mirror when we speak.

Remember the admonition; many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Your name, and cast out devils in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Now is the time to renew. In the Celtic tradition, according to the monastery of Bangor; (Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland) established by St. Comgall, the forty day fasts have always been called a Moses Fast because Moses spent forty days in Mt Sinai receiving the Law as well as forty years in the desert. This is a time for correct spiritual renewal. It is not for the giving up of some tasty treat or habit that we have.

Let’s read the scripture again that is posted at the top of this article; Joel 2: 12; now therefore says the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. 13 And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. 14 Who knows but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?

From the Psalms we read; Deliver me from blood, O God, the God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol Your justice. O Lord, You will open my lips: and my mouth shall declare your praise. For if You had desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings you will not be delighted. A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, You will not despise.

From the prophets we read; for I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.

From the New Testament we read; for by one oblation he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified. And the Holy Ghost also does testify this to us. For after that he said: And this is the testament which I will make unto them after those days, says the Lord. I will give my laws in their hearts, and on their minds will I write them: And their sins and iniquities I will remember no more. Now where there is a remission of these, there is no more an oblation for sin.

From the Old Testament; He that seeks to revenge himself shall find vengeance from the Lord, and he will surely keep his sins in remembrance. Forgive your neighbour if he has hurt you: and then shall your sins be forgiven to you when you pray.

From the New Testament; And when you shall stand to pray, forgive, if you have aught against any man; that your Father also, who is in heaven, may forgive you your sins.  But if you will not forgive, neither will your Father that is in heaven, forgive you your sins.

Old Testament; hear, I beseech you, my words, and repent.

New Testament; no, I say to you, unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.

Understand, we are to repent, confess, come clean with the Lord, examine ourselves, make a deep examination of our heart. Pride and prejudice and arrogance have no place in our heart. Lying and deceitfulness have no place in our heart. Coveting and lust for worldly material things have no place in our heart.  

Remember; if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquity.














In Christ




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Many Blessings!

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Friday, December 16, 2016

What is Time? part 3 conclusion

What is Time? Part 3



Greetings in Christ Jesus,

What is Time?

Sunday December 18, 2016


The article this morning is specifically geared toward those who claim to be a part of the Body of Christ and yet choose to argue over days and times which cause splits and divisions in the body.

So on this day; Sunday December 18, 2016 according to my original tradition it is the 6th Sunday of Advent. On the western calendar (i.e. Roman) this day is the 4th Sunday of Advent.

On the Eastern Orthodox New Calendar today is the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, but according to the Eastern Orthodox Old Calendar it is December 5th, 2016 and the 26th Sunday after Pentecost. On a timeline of days and years, what day is it really?  According to the Hebrew Calendar Sunday, 18 December 2016 is 18th of Kislev, 5777

Time; Centuries, years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds. We think that we have it all figured out don’t we? So why are there contradictions in the church calendar?

It is in fact impossible to know what the date actually is using any calendar. But those who choose to believe that every minute or moment (which can be much longer than a minute of time) should be accounted for as to doing God’s work on earth, should in fact be a little more concerned for the accuracy of time for the dates of holy days and times. However in many cases tradition is what is held as important which alludes to power and control at times.

Before anyone attacks me for that comment about tradition or on the other hand chooses to applaud it believing that I am against tradition let me assure both sides; I am not against orthodox or truthful tradition in any way but I am against tradition for the sake of tradition that is used to attack others as heretics and not being Christian simply because that particular tradition is not necessary to salvation or to the survival of a Christian community. Tradition has its place especially where moral teaching is concerned and the teaching and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

However, tradition is not the topic of this paper, the dating of traditions and holy days is the topic. I will only say this on tradition; the celebrating of the resurrection and the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ is a tradition, it is purely a Christian tradition and it has been much maligned by those who claim to be a part of the body and yet attack it ferociously. The wolves are alive and well in the church and have convinced many to follow their lead in the attack by showing the supposed error in the ways of the church and accusing the church of following Lucifer when all the while their own error, pride, arrogance, lies, and corruption go unhindered and totally ignored by those who follow them and declare these two holy days as pagan.

Now let’s get back to time itself.

Our Creator is outside of time, time exists solely for us, God created the sun and the moon which means that it was not in existence and that it was obviously not necessary since it did not exist. We only know time because we have a sun and a moon. Calendars and the tracking of time go back many centuries. The first recorded calendars that we are aware of date to the Bronze Age, dependent on the development of writing in the Ancient Near East, the Egyptian and Sumerian calendars.

The way of counting time as in days and years has changed over time, the first calendars were considered to be lunisolar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. This lunar calendar compensates by adding an extra month as needed to realign the months with the seasons. An example is the Hebrew calendar which uses a 19-year cycle. Some calendars had ten months, today’s modern civil calendar; the Gregorian calendar, is strictly a solar calendar with twelve months.

Man began counting time starting with significant events in their history, the Roman calendar started with the founding of Rome. Months were determined by the first sighting of the new moon which was then the new month. Months, later became a fixed number of days which also varied. Each culture created its own calendar and as cultures and society changed so did the calendar. So how do we know anything as far as time goes? How can we know how old man is or how old the earth is? Man has attempted to use what is called ‘The Bible’ and the story of creation and the generations of man to make this determination but with creationists and scientists we have a very large problem with this concept.

According to science the earth is 4.5 billion years old. According to creationists the earth is only about six thousand years old. Time; according to Joshua time stood still when the sun stopped; Joshua 10: 12Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon." 13So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

In another story in reference to Hezekiah the sun moved backwards 10 degrees which would lengthen the day. Has the sun standing still and also moving backwards played any role in the calculation of time?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth. 2 And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 

In a translation in the Hebrew this same verse says; 1. in beginning he-created Elohim the heavens and the earth. 2. And the earth she-became chaos and vacancy and darkness over surfaces-of abyss and spirit of-Elohim vibrating over surfaces-of the waters.

How does the statement; the earth she became chaos and vacancy change not just time itself but our prejudiced and speculative version of time in creation? How are we to understand time when we were not around in the beginning? According to this translation above, the earth may well have existed for quite a long time and the war in the heavens destroyed it. The story in Genesis could very well be an after destruction re-creation of the heavens and the earth. How long was the war going on? We know that there was a war because the scriptures tell us it was so. When did time actually begin? What day is it really? What time is it? We say every minute counts as a minute to honor Jesus the Christ but where did the minute come from? Is it a Christian invention to honor God?

The modern convention is to divide it into 24 hours, an hour into 60 minutes, and a minute into 60 seconds. The division into 60 originated from the ancient Babylonians (1900 B.C.–1650 B.C.), who attributed mystical significance to multiples of 12, and especially to the multiple of 12 times 5, which equals 60. The Babylonians divided the portion that was lit by the Sun into 12 parts, and the dark interval into 12 more, yielding 24 divisions now called hours.

Ancient Arabic navigators measured the height of the Sun and stars in the sky by holding their hand outstretched in front of their faces, marking off the number of spans. An outstretched hand subtends an angle of about 15 degrees at eye level. With 360 degrees in a full circle, 360°divided by 15° equals 24 units, or 24 hours. Babylonian mathematicians also divided a complete circle into 360 divisions, and each of these divisions into 60 parts. Babylonian astronomers also chose the number 60 to subdivide each of the 24 divisions of a day to create minutes, and each of these minutes were divided into 60 smaller parts called seconds.

So while many are so busy attacking the church for using pagan days to celebrate Christian holy days and therefore use this sorry excuse to destroy Christian witness from within the church we find that every second of the day that they claim is dedicated to God is in fact derived from pagan ideas and concepts determining time. Yet they have no problem using them for personal pleasure, for moments of planning attack on the church, for moments of actual attack on the church, and for profit making schemes all in the name of Jesus but refuse to use a chosen day to celebrate a Christian event because of and through prejudice and hate.

Let us take a look at the names of the months that we use today;
·         January   31 days, named for Janus, two-headed god of doorways and gates
·         February 28/29 days, named for Februarius, the month of expiation (making amends for guilt or wrong doing) februa was the name of a purification feast held on the 15th of this month.
·         March 31 days, named for Mars, god of war
·         April  30 days, derived from Latin verb meaning "to open"
·         May 31 days, named for Maia, goddess of Spring and growth
·         June 30 days, named for Juno, goddess of wisdom and marriage and childbirth
·         July 31 days, named for Julius Caesar
·         August 31 days, named for Augustus Caesar
·         September 30 days, named for 7 in Latin,
·         October 31 days, named for 8 in Latin
·         November 31 days, named for 9 in Latin
·         December 31 days, named for 10 in Latin

Let’s now take a look at the days of the week;

·         Sunday, Sun's day
·         Monday, Moon's day
·         Wednesday, Woden's day, Woden is the chief Anglo-Saxon/Teutonic god. Woden is the leader of the Wild Hunt. Woden is from wod "violently insane" + -en "headship". He is identified with the Norse Odin.
·         Thursday, Thor's day, Thor is the Norse god of thunder. He is represented as riding a chariot drawn by goats and wielding the hammer Miƶlnir. He is the defender of the Aesir, destined to kill and be killed by the Midgard Serpent.
·         Friday, Freya's day, Freya (Fria) is the Teutonic goddess of love, beauty, and fecundity (prolific procreation). She is identified with the Norse god Freya. She is leader of the Valkyries and one of the Vanir. She is confused in Germany with Frigg.
·         Saturday, Saturn's day, Saturn is the Roman and Italic god of agriculture and the consort of Ops. He is believed to have ruled the earth during an age of happiness and virtue.


             There are of course variations on the translations and meanings of the days but
the point is this; we have absolutely no idea how long this universe or this earth has existed, people can scream bloody murder, utter threats, place lies all over social media, attack specific Christian groups of specific Christians but this truth will not change.

            Pretty much every day name, every month name, the counting of time even down to a second is from pagan sources. These so called watch dogs of the true and pure faith have no problem using them. Then we have those who attack the church for the choice of days for the celebration of the Resurrection and the birth of our Lord Jesus as being pagan days while calling themselves pure Christians because they know the truth and will not be fooled.

            So here is the bottom line just in case anyone has not yet understood the purpose of this study of time; there are so many from within the church who attack the church for adopting pagan holidays to use as Christian holy days claiming the church became pagan when all along all names and dates on a calendar are derived from non Christian sources even to the counting of seconds. However we need not worry about the dates chosen to celebrate Christian holy days. Despite the pagan roots of names and times, who in reality created time?
           
            Almighty God created time and gave it to us. The Messiah has been expected from the beginning. Lucifer controlled the world until the coming of the Christ child, Jesus is His name and He destroyed the control of the world that Lucifer had. Christians need to stop their pantywaist crying and bellyaching about pagan days being used. It’s time now to take back the days that have been stolen from the beginning.

            Lucifer has controlled this place from the beginning and controls many in the church, the wolves, the so-called watch dogs. Lucifer has controlled the time here long enough.

            You men had better grow a set and stop being led by the nose by every wolf in the church who attacks holy days as pagan. Take time back from Lucifer and stop allowing him to control you. Stand up for Jesus and the church and stop crawling at the feet of the deceiver. Stop listening to those who whine about everything that comes around the bend as pagan unless it truly is.

 As the Lord God told Joshua, stand up and be a man.

In Christ.
 
           



   
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