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“PLEASE”… JESUS THE CHRIST is Saying!

So Easter has come and gone, so why would Jesus  be saying  “PLEASE …”? Take a guess.  We use the word please to be polite. But in this sense JESUS is saying ” PLEASE”  being used as A DECISION WORD. Like we as humans sometimes say please when we disapprove of something said in a conversation, or when we do not agree in general with something. For example: When confronted with something not pleasing to me I say Please in a way as if to hold back my attitude or temper. I know some of you know exactly what I am saying… lol! Or we say ” child please you better gone on… lol!  In other words “be gone.” So JESUS  is saying “be gone with the lies…” He’s saying PLEASE quit fooling ourselves, and others.

I waited to write this after Easter day because no one would have read it before Easter.

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into beginning through Him, and not even one thing that was created came into being without Him. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men John 1:1-4

And undeniably great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the Gentiles, was believed on in the world, was received up in glory. I Timothy 3:16

Christ Jesus Who although He existed in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied Himself, and was made in the likeness of men, and took the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man,  He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even to death of the cross. Philippians 2:6-8

The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, “Behold! the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Truly , truly… before Abraham was born, I AM.”   John 8:58

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending”, says the Lord, Who is, and Who was, and Who is to  come… the Almighty”…. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last… even the one Who is living: for I was dead, and behold, I am alive into the ages of eternity. Amen. Revelation 1:8, 11, 18

This day Jesus was hung on a cross to save us was His  calling to be fulfilled to justify His being.  It was the most terrific and ultimate act of a spiritual battle for the lives of us. This battle many of us do not understand nor will some ever understand; this battle is spiritual and it is between Jesus the Christ, the Son of God the Savior of humankind, and satan we call him the devil, which is the  adversary of God and the destroyer of us; oh by the way satan hates us.  The battle between Jesus and satan started in Heaven and trickled down to earth. It went down to the Garden of Eden and on to Jerusalem.  But the battle is for control of the world and the people in it. This is a heated battle, a vicious battle, a brutal battle, a battle to the death.  It’s the between the power of God vs. the power of satan. The Advocate – Jesus vs. the adversary. Loving vs. hating. Good vs. Evil. Humility vs. Pride. Compassion vs. Brutality. Righteousness vs. sin. Forgiveness vs. condemnation.

Everything evil, and its unseen forces are all standing against one man, Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God. This battle is a major, major, major fight. This fight is to make sure we are saved, from a burning hell fire, from the eternal death. We make light of this battle, because we do not know enough about it. Therefore, because we don’t know much about it,  we tend to take it for granted; or better yet deny its existence. However, this battle caused Jesus to have to come down from His home and deal with all the destruction that was taking place here on earth.

Information on the Origin of the Battle: Before You can understand you need to know something about the Battle.   New King James Version (NKJV)

Ezekiel 28:12-19   

12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Revelation 12:7-10

“You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till iniquity was found in you.

16 “By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.

17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.

18 “You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who knew you among the people are astonished at you;
You have become a horror,
And shall be no more forever.

Isaiah 14:  12-17

12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the lowest depths of the Pit.

16 “Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities,
Who did not open the house of his prisoners?

Revelation 12: 7- 12

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!   Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.

 

Genesis 3: 1-5

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.

Jesus is saying “I did not give my life to hang on a Cross for  a Easter, day, easter candy, easter dresses, easter suites, easter eggs, easter parties or an easter holiday. I hung on the Cross for You! Do not take a day and call it easter, which has no significant meaning for me. You can cut the celebrations and decorations because there is nothing glamorous about Me hanging on a Cross, being beaten until I could no longer stand on My own two feet. Nothing is cute about me being abused at the hand of sinners. The easter you celebrate is to please the sinner and the unsaved, but has nothing to do with Me at all. You have used my sacrifice to yourself and made it something quite comical. My death has nothing comical in it or about it at all. I died for you, do you know how my Father felt seeing His only son misused at the hands of sinners. Do you have any idea how I might have felt? No you do not. Sinners, and the unbelievers have taken this day to turn you all against Me. Ok, let’s say, or you may say “we celebrate this day because it is for the children”, ok, if you want to do something for the children, then TELL THEM THE TRUTH!!!! Tell them the truth early, the earlier the better, don’t let lies linger on.

Let me help you all: ALL of these days you celebrate were created by men, to stand for something that I went through, but men have no idea the damage they have caused. I suffered all of this  because of you all! If you want to celebrate something celebrate ME. Celebrate the Truth and why I came to earth, Celebrate MY Words and live by them. Do you have any idea at all….? Do You? Eggs do not represent ME,  new clothes do not represent ME, hunting eggs do not represent ME, dyed eggs do not represent ME, it represents what you want it to, which is all far from ME, and the true Crucifixion. How can I say this more plainly? There is nothing glamorous about Me telling  a evil world of people how to live. There was nothing exciting about me offending the establishment. There was nothing trendy about challenging a group of people set in their ways, and were completely sure they knew everything  about my life, before I Was.  There was no beauty in the assumption that I was  just a man or just a prophet. NOTHING, and I MEAN NOTHING!!!! But all that goes back to the Battle. The Battle for your Souls. Although I was born to take upon Me the sins of the world, I found no pleasure in doing so. I had to take this bitter cup upon my self to save you. But I pleaded with MY FATHER TO TAKE IT AWAY, TO CHANGE HIS MIND, BUT HE DID NOT. WHY? HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED A LOVE SO STRONG? No. YOU CANNOT EVEN COMPREHEND A LOVE SO AMAZING. How can I say this? Look around, when you love something you do not destroy it, you will go out of your way to save it. HE did not take it away because I had to die for you, if I had not you would all be dead in sins and dead in life. Nothing would be right about the world and the people in it! NOTHING! There would be no one in Heaven but us and the angels, no people or human souls. BUT………

This Battle CAUSED ALL OF THIS, THE BATTLE – IS THE REASON WHY I CAME. I had to come. When My Father created you all, He also developed a special love for you. It it un-explainable to you because you would not understand it. He took pride in designing you, and it was stronger than the love a parent have, after seeing a baby being born for the first time. It has a bond stronger than the bond of a parent after holding a baby in its arms the very first time ever. Maybe you are getting the idea, but you cannot completely understand it, because My Fathers love is deeper, much deeper.

Lucifer, Satan, The Shining One, Angel of Light, he has many other names. He committed the very first  sin. He was created like us, and SO HE created sin, so sin is nothing new. Satan was the first one to do something wrong on top of creating sin, he bragged about it, probably laughing and saying smart remarks about what he had done. HE LIKED IT!!!  Then he told his buddies he was going to be like God, in fact he told them he was going to be better than God. Isaiah 14: 14-15    But, God made him better and gave him extra talents and gifts.  Ezekiel 28:12-18

Satan became prideful in himself.  He had become so prideful that he though himself to be better than God, his creator. He revolted, rebelled, protested against God, in other words he turned against God. He hated God! He became jealous and wanted everything God had and more. He could not defeat God by himself so he managed to get other angels to help him in his fight against God. They wanted to take over, and become the new bosses of Heaven. Can you imagine that? Think about it. The fight got ugly. A battle is small, but a war is huge. So a war was  started in heaven.  A war between good and evil, humble and pride, hate and love, wisdom and ignorance,  compassion and hard heartiness, being righteousness or being sinful. Having a godly mind or having a wrong mindset. This war was so bad it followed satan to the earth, because God became tired of playing with satan, so he expelled him from his homeland- Heaven,  and along with him was 1/3rd of his  demon buddies. He was relocated to the Earthly realm. Revelation 12:7-10

So since the earth became his new home, ask Eve, he decides and was determined to mess up everybody lives here.  God also gave him dominion over the earth, actually God just let him control earth until his time was up forever. When I say control I mean the minds of men. But God only let satan think he was in control, because satan really has o get God’s permission to bother us.

Everything was God’s from the beginning and it will be in the end.  Satan is also the prince of the air. Ephesians 2:2

There is a war in Heaven, Michael and his angels  are in a war with the dragon , they are fighting  with satan  and his angels, over who will have control of the earth. This war has come over into the earth, its spiritual. It is spiritual to us because we cannot see it with the naked eye but we can see and feel the effects it has caused upon the earth. The reason it is spiritual is because we cannot see into the heavenly places with the naked eyes.  This war is spiritual in nature, but is felt in reality.

There is a 1st heaven which surrounds the earth, called the environment.  The 2nd heaven which is the atmosphere or space where the astronauts travel, where they can see stars and planets.  That is where the angels hang out. And the 3rd heaven is the Home of God/Jesus Christ.  That is where God handles all His business.  So! Everything that has aligned itself against God is and has to be of satan. But everything that is standing  and living for Jesus and His Word is of God. There is no in between. You are for God and against satanic influences or you are for  satan and working against  God and godly  principles.

Back to satan when he caused  Adam and Eve to sin, he gained a temporary victory.  Then Cain their son messed up and killed his brother. Satan just messed up everything for a time. After all  that,   the offspring of the first family just carried the sin on down through the family line. The sins were so great and steady piling up, becoming greater and greater, but the whole time   while God was watching  he was giving them chance after chance to change and repent. Some did but the other 99% did not. So God sent the flood but saved Noah to get the family started over again. Satan had accomplished a lot, caused lots of lost souls, destruction in the people hearts and minds, turned their hearts away from God. But God beat him again. God destroyed sin once again. Satan was defeated. After the flood satan came back again. The waters of the flood was like being baptized, God baptized and sanitized the land from the filth satan caused men to do. It was such terrible sins. He washed away their sins by water. God cleaned up and cleaned out everything except 2 of each animals and Noah’s family, to start a new human race. Boy, satan   was  angry for sure and still is; now he’s  thinking up a new plan to try to defeat God. You would think by now satan should have figured it out that he will NEVER defeat God!!!  However,  for some reason humans have given satan the encouragement,  helped him with will power, and his ego to make him think that he can win this war against God.  But he has the push or the urge he needs from us. Why? Because we refuse to stop sinning and the more we sin the more power we give satan to make him think he can be God’s/ Jesus equal. How? Because of the hatred, anger, deceit,  lying, murdering, lusting, adultery, greed, the fornication, self desires, all that stuff that God considers SIN, we do gives satan more power. He works on our mind and thoughts first. Because of us he thinks he has proven to God some big point. Humans have helped satan. Some know this but millions upon millions of us don’t; because we think we do good, but in Jesus eyesight we have committed terrible sins, sins against Him and the Father.

Satan roams the earth 25 hours a day and we all know there is 24 hours to a complete day, at least that is what we use as guides for every 24 hours. That means we have no time out of his presence, satan is always there to bother us, even in our sleep.

Job 1:6- 8  NKJV   Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord and Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, ” From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From GOING TO AND FRO on the earth,  and from walking BACK AND FOURTH on it.” Then the LORD said to Satan, ” have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth,  a blameless and upright man, one who fears GOD and shuns evil?”

 I Peter 5: 8-9  Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

BUT GOD GAVE YOU A WAY TO ESCAPE HIM, OR AT LEAST A WAY OUT FROM UNDER THE RULE OF SATAN! IF WE CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT.

I Peter 5:9 RESIST HIM, BE STEADFAST IN FAITH!

Satan already know his final destination- Sheol, so guess what, he will have company and lots of it. Who? Many of us if we do not stop sinning and repent to God for forgiveness and cleansing. IT CAN BE VERY HARD FOR US TO UNDERSTAND HOW SATAN FUNCTIONS, and so many of us believe satan is not real. If we believed, it does not matter if we know it as a fact, but if we believe God is real, then we need to also believe satan is real. We do not have to visually see something to believe it real. God said he was real and that should be enough convincing to know he is real. So if the enemy satan  is real, then we need to be able to stand against him. God tells us how to do that.

 

So back to Easter,  Easter came about as a symbolic way to remember my death, and all the events that surrounded it. Instead of being truthful about it has been told to seem like a fairy tale. But come to my time period and experience it for yourself.  Lucifer, Satan, The Shining One, Angel of Light, he also has many other names; committed the very first  sin. He was created like us, but he created sin. So sin is nothing new. He created sin, he was the first one to do something wrong. Then on top of creating sin, he bragged about it, probably laughing and saying smart remarks about what he had done. HE LIKED IT!!!  Then he told his buddies he was going to be like God, as a matter of fact he told them he was going to be better than God. He even thought he was going to take over Heaven and be God. He wants our praises, he wants our worship and he wants our souls.

God sent His Son, Jesus the Christ to die for us, to conquer sin and do away with satan once and for all. Christ was bore to die 3 days for us. Jesus was promised to us long before he actually was born. Throughout the old testament his birth was foretold; His death was foretold also. See satan cannot predict your future, but he sure can make you think he can. He only knows that God has something great in store for us and he will do his best to keep us from it! But he sure could not keep Christ from being born. If he could have he would have. Why? Because he knew Jesus was about something  grand and great! He was bringing a gift to mankind. He was going to deliver a final blow to satan and his plans for mankind.  So  satan got very busy, satan knows he cannot ever defeat  Jesus Christ. Never as in infinity ever.  But  Jesus was arrested, had a trial,  and then ultimately crucified.  Jesus was innocent, He had never lied, murdered, lusted,  was no fornicator, never bared false witness, none of that stuff we are all so familiar with. HE WAS SINLESS. But  throughout HIS ministry HE was often treated unfairly. HE was cruelly executed by men who allowed satan to come into them. Satan used them, and they allowed him to. JESUS’ crucifixion could be considered the perfect example of  an unfair judicial practice.  Can you even imagine the shame and humiliation JESUS must have felt. But on the other hand, Jesus had to do it. HE HAD TO LET THE EVENTS HAPPEN, it was a mandatory action HE was in total agreement  letting this performance happen, just to benefit us. We are the one who actually benefited for HIS death on the Cross. He unselfishly gave himself up for us. We make light of the facts, and try to change Biblical history. But the truth of all of JESUS’ deeds and actions can never be hidden. Man has attempted to change history, Biblical history,  in  Matt 24:35  “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY words shall not pass away”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     All JESUS wants is for the TRUTH TO BE TOLD, and not lies.  Lots of people don’t understand Me nor MY Causes BECAUSE the TRUTH has been diluted. It’s not a game, it’s not a holiday. IT’S about the future of your lives and the live I lived. I LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THE SHEEP.MY FATHER LOVES ME, BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MAY RECEIVED IT BACK AGAIN.NO ONE TOOK IT FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MYSELF. I HAVE AUTHORITY TO LAY IT DOWN AND AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE IT BACK AGAIN. THIS COMMANDMENT I RECEIVE FROM MY FATHER                   I JOHN 10:15-18

MAN TOOK NOTHING FROM ME, I GAVE IT.  I DID THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH WAS TO GIVE MY LIFE AS A SACRIFICE FOR YOUR SINS. In Psalm 40: 6-8  “For this reason when He comes into the world. He says, Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but you have prepared a body for ME ( the human body Christ was given to come to earth). You did not delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin. Then said I, Lo, I come to do Your will, O GOD”..  Hebrew 10:5-7

Jesus was sad about having to leave, He had made friends and had lived on earth for 33 years. His heart was heavy but HE knew the time had come. If you could change places with Christ at the time, you could experience first hand the thoughts and feelings He must have felt. HIS heart was burdened for us. But… He took upon Himself everything that was wrong with society and us. His mercy and grace for us was what made HIM go through it. He endured all His sufferings in HIS body and in His flesh so that  He save us. His obedience to His Father, his willingness to obey saved us. There was nothing on the earth or in the earth that could take away our sins accept Jesus.  No more killing of animals as a way to atone for sin. Why do you think sin and the mention of sin in the Bible is such a big issue?  SIN WAS SO BAD THAT JESUS HAD TOO COME TO SAVE US. HE DIED FOR ALL OF US, BUT SOME OF US WILL NOT BE SAVED NO MATTER WHAT? WHY? BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT TO BE. SIN IS ALL THINGS THAT HAVE COME UP AGAINST GOD AND HIS WORD.                                                         SIN IS IMPORTANT TO JESUS, BECAUSE IT DIVIDED US FROM HIM. HE DOES NOT WANT US TO BE SEPARATED FROM HIM. BUT SATAN SAW TO THAT, WHEN HE CAUSED THE SEPARATION OF ADAM AND EVE FROM GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT EASTER IS ASSOCIATED WITH SIN.  WE CELEBRATE EASTER YEAR AFTER YEAR,  AND FORGET IT WAS BECAUSE OF YOUR SINS, SINS OF THE HUMANS.  I  WAS CRUCIFIED IN THE FIRST PLACE TO SAVE. IN HISTORY THE BLOOD OF GOATS, RAMS, BULLS COULD WASH AWAY YOUR SINS, THEY NO LONGER WASH AWAY SINS. THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO WASH AWAY SINS, BUT NOT ANY MORE! MAN CANNOT SAVE HIMSELF. One reason for that is people began to use animal sacrifices for evil purposes. So i had to do something different.

Why should it matter to you? God created the earth and everything in it to be a paradise, a lovely place, a peaceful place, a beautiful place, a place where no one or nothing would destroy it. A home to His creation, a place where He could dwell also, a clean beautiful place, A Holy place His kingdom on earth. But… but… but… satan came and messed it all up!!! Have u ever experiences a gathering of good friends, or a family gathering, everybody was happy and enjoying everything, until that one person or that one somebody showed up and just ruined everything … ok that is what satan did, he just ruined everything for everybody. he just messed up earth, and the joy and peace, harmony and love was gone.  He ruined it for all of us. So now we have to work with God to get all of that back.  Jesus had to come to restore everything we once had in common with God back to us again. If you are a true child of God you belong to Him, He owns us he paid a price for us. He gave His life for us.

 So Easter is not about eggs. Tell your children the truth now as children. Jesus is much more important than eggs, candy and new clothes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

JESUS also give us this important warning;  I Peter 5: 8-11

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 Satan is a spiritual being that have poisoned the mind of men that have sided against God and the Bible. Don’t be fooled any more by lies humans have conjured up to fool you. Stop spreading and carrying on traditions that I have nothing to do with. Man say anything to sway your belief in ME, satan have gotten in men and convinced them to lie about ME and to lie on ME, But the thing that hurts me is YOU BELIEVE THE LIES. YOU BELIEVE THEM AND CHOOSE TO DENY ME!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From The Book: 1000 More Things You Always Wanted To Know About The BIBLE

I thought I’d do something for fun, so here it is! A lot of you already know this stuff, so this is for the ones who don’t….

From a book I own:  1,000 More Things You Always Wanted To Know About the Bible  by: J. Stephen Lang

 Chapter 8:  Back in the U.S.A

Moses and the Supreme Court
In the U.S Supreme Court Building stands a statue of Moses holding the TEN COMMANDMENTS. The statue symbolizes the law’s dependence on the Laws of God. Given the trend of the courts in recent years, it is a miracle that someone hasn’t protested the statue as indicating ” establishment of religion.” Stand by: (p.159)

lots of stuff concerning the  U.S.A.  Supreme Court, but here’s a little bit of it…

http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/courtbuilding.aspx

The Supreme Court Building:

“The Republic endures and this is the symbol of its faith.” These words, spoken by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes in laying the cornerstone for the Supreme Court Building on October 13, 1932, express the importance of the Supreme Court in the American system.

Yet surprisingly, despite its role as a coequal branch of government, the Supreme Court was not provided with a building of its own until 1935, the 146th year of its existence.

Initially, the Court met in the Merchants Exchange Building in New York City. When the National Capital moved to Philadelphia in 1790, the Court moved with it, establishing Chambers first in the State House (Independence Hall) and later in the City Hall.

When the Federal Government moved, in 1800, to the permanent Capital, Washington, the District of Columbia, the Court again moved with it. Since no provision had been made for a Supreme Court Building, Congress lent the Court space in the new Capitol Building. The Court was to change its meeting place a half dozen times within the Capitol. Additionally, the Court convened for a short period in a private house after the British set fire to the Capitol during the War of 1812. Following this episode, the Court returned to the Capitol and met from 1819 to 1860 in a chamber now restored as the “Old Supreme Court Chamber.” Then from 1860 until 1935, the Court sat in what is now known as the “Old Senate Chamber.”

Finally in 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who had been President of the United States from 1909 to 1913, persuaded Congress to end this arrangement and authorize the construction of a permanent home for the Court. Architect Cass Gilbert was charged by Chief Justice Taft to design “a building of dignity and importance suitable for its use as the permanent home of the Supreme Court of the United States.”

Neither Taft nor Gilbert survived to see the Supreme Court Building completed. Construction proceeded under the direction of Chief Justice Hughes and architects Cass Gilbert, Jr., and John R. Rockart. The construction, begun in 1932, was completed in 1935, when the Court was finally able to occupy its own building.

The classical Corinthian architectural style was selected because it best harmonized with nearby congressional buildings. The building was designed on a scale in keeping with the importance and dignity of the Court and the Judiciary as a coequal, independent branch of the United States Government, and as a symbol of “the national ideal of justice in the highest sphere of activity.”

The general dimensions of the foundation are 385 feet from east to west, (front to back) and 304 feet from north to south. At its greatest height, the building rises four stories above the terrace or ground floor. Marble was chosen as the principal material to be used and $3 million worth was gathered from foreign and domestic quarries. Vermont marble was used for the exterior, while the four inner courtyards are of crystalline flaked, white Georgia marble. Above the basement level, the walls and floors of all corridors and entrance halls are either wholly or partially of creamy Alabama marble. The wood in offices throughout the building, such as doors, trim, paneled walls, and some floors, is American quartered white oak.

The Court Building cost less than the $9,740,000 Congress authorized for its construction. Not only was the final and complete cost of the building within the appropriation, but all furnishings were also procured, even though planners had initially expected that the project would require additional appropriations. Upon completion of the project, $94,000 was returned to the Treasury.

 

Touring the Building

The main entrance to the Supreme Court Building is on the west side, facing the United States Capitol. A few low steps lead up to the 252-foot-wide oval plaza in front of the building. Flanking these steps is a pair of marble candelabra with carved panels on their square bases depicting: Justice, holding sword and scales, and The Three Fates, weaving the thread of life. On either side of the plaza are fountains, flagpoles, and benches.

The bronze flagpole bases are crested with symbolic designs of the scales and sword, the book, the mask and torch, the pen and mace, and the four elements: air, earth, fire, and water.

On either side of the main steps are seated marble figures. These large statues are the work of sculptor James Earle Fraser. On the left is a female figure, the Contemplation of Justice. On the right is a male figure, the Guardian or Authority of Law.

Sixteen marble columns at the main west entrance support the pediment. On the architrave above is incised “Equal Justice Under Law” Capping the entrance is a sculptured group by Robert Aitken, representing Liberty Enthroned guarded by Order and Authority. On either side are groups of three figures depicting Council and Research which Aitken modeled after several prominent individuals concerned with the law or the creation of the Supreme Court Building. At the left are Chief Justice Taft as a youth, Secretary of State Elihu Root, and the architect Cass Gilbert. Seated on the right are Chief Justice Hughes, the sculptor Aitken, and Chief Justice Marshall as a young man.

Too often, visitors do not see the corresponding pediment and columns on the east side. Here the sculpture group is by Hermon A. MacNeil, and the marble figures represent great lawgivers, Moses, Confucius, and Solon, flanked by symbolic groups representing Means of Enforcing the Law, Tempering Justice with Mercy, Settlement of Disputes Between States, and Maritime and other functions of the Supreme Court. The architrave bears the legend: “Justice the Guardian of Liberty.”

The monumental bronze doors at the top of the front steps weighs six and one-half tons each and slide into a wall recess when opened. The door panels, sculpted by John Donnelly, Jr., depict historic scenes in the development of law: the trial scene from the shield of Achilles, as described in the Iliad; a Roman praetor publishing an edict; Julian and a pupil; Justinian publishing the Corpus Juris; King John sealing the Magna Carta; the Chancellor publishing the first Statute of Westminster; Lord Coke barring King James from sitting as a Judge; and Chief Justice Marshall and Justice Story.

The main corridor is known as the Great Hall. At each side, double rows of monolithic marble columns rise to a coffered ceiling. Busts of all former Chief Justices are set alternately in niches and on marble pedestals along the side walls. The frieze is decorated with medallion profiles of lawgivers and heraldic devices.

At the east end of the Great Hall, oak doors open into the Court Chamber. This dignified room measures 82 by 91 feet and has a 44–foot ceiling. Its 24 columns are Old Convent Quarry Siena marble from Liguria, Italy; its walls and friezes are of Ivory Vein marble from Alicante, Spain; and its floor borders are Italian and African marble.

The raised Bench behind which the Justices sit during sessions, and other furniture in the Courtroom are mahogany. The Bench was altered in 1972 from a straight-line to a “winged” shape to provide sight and sound advantages over the original design.

At the left of the Bench is the Clerk of the Court’s desk. The Clerk is responsible for the administration of the Court’s dockets and argument calendars, the supervision of the admission of attorneys to the Supreme Court Bar, and other related activities. To the right is the desk of the Marshal of the Court. The Marshal is the timekeeper of Court sessions, signalling the lawyer by white and red lights as to time limits. The Marshal’s responsibilities include the maintenance and security of the building and serving as the Court’s building manager.

The attorneys arguing cases before the Court occupy the tables in front of the Bench. When it is their turn to argue, they address the Bench from the lectern in the center. A bronze railing divides the public section from that reserved for the Supreme Court Bar.

Representatives of the press are seated in the red benches along the left side of the Courtroom. The red benches on the right are reserved for guests of the Justices. The black chairs in front of those benches are for the officers of the Court and visiting dignitaries.

The main floor is largely occupied by the Justices’ Chambers, offices for law clerks and secretaries, the large, formal East and West Conference Rooms, the offices of the Marshal, an office for the Solicitor General, the Lawyers’ Lounge, and the Justices’ Conference Room and Robing Room. This office space surrounds four courtyards, each with a central fountain.

Most of the second floor is devoted to office space including the offices of the Reporter of Decisions and the Legal Office. The Justices’ Library Reading Room and the Justices’ Dining Room are also located here.

The Library occupies the third floor and has a collection of more than 500,000 volumes. To meet the informational needs of the Court, librarians draw on electronic retrieval systems and their microform collection in addition to books. The library’s main reading room is paneled in hand carved oak. The wood carving here, as throughout the building, is the work of the Matthews Brothers.

The ground floor is devoted to offices and public services, including the offices of the Clerk of the Court, the Counselor to the Chief Justice, police headquarters, the Public Information Office and Press Room, the Curator’s Office and the Personnel Office. On this floor visitors can view one of the two marble spiral staircases. Each ascends five stories and is supported only by overlapping steps and by their extensions into the wall.

 

10 Commandments on the doors

one of a door panel found within the Supreme Court Building

FAITH UNDER FIRE

Ten Commandments stunner: Feds lying at Supreme Court

Government tells modern visitors it’s Bill of Rights being honored

Published: 11/14/2006 at 1:00 AM ( old article but still applies to today)
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2006/11/38823/#GWteA8vcJ6cEw05t.99

Every argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and every opinion the justices deliver comes in the presence of the Ten Commandments, God’s law given to Moses on a fire-scorched mountain, and now represented for the United States in the very artwork carved into the high court structure.

In today’s world of revisionist history, the proof comes through the work of a California pastor who visited the Supreme Court building recently when he was in Washington and was surprised that what the tour guides were telling him wasn’t the same thing as what he was seeing.

Todd DuBord, pastor of the Lake Almanor Community Church in California, said he was traveling with his wife, Tracy, and was more than startled during recent visits to the courthouse and two other historic locations to discover the stories of the nation’s heritage had been sterilized of Christian references.

(CNSNews.com) – This Sunday, the “Save the Commandments Caravan” tour will arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court to protest the high court’s decision not to get involved in an Alabama dispute involving the Ten Commandments. Supreme Court justices decided to stay out of the controversy even though the Supreme Court building itself contains several references and statues of Moses holding tablets.

The Alabama dispute is by now well known to the public. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore had a 2.5-ton Ten Commandments monument erected in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building. After much legal wrangling, including a rejected request that the U.S. Supreme Court rule on whether the placement of the monument was legal, a lower federal court ordered the monument removed.

But Christian groups have continued the struggle on Moore’s behalf ever since.

Gary DeMar, president of the American Vision, a Christian educational and communications organization, said the U.S. Supreme Court building contains several references and depictions of Moses and the Ten Commandments. A summary of DeMar’s upcoming book, America’s Christian Heritage, promises to “deliver all the facts you need to defend the Ten Commandments as a public display and to preserve your rights as a Christian American.””

As a part of larger sculptural clusters, Moses is shown with tablets in the Great Hall, The East Pediment, and the North Courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court, DeMar said. There is also an image of the Ten Commandments that is engraved on the frame of the bronze gates separating the courtroom from the aisle.

Also, above where the chief justice sits, a banner reads, “Justice, the Guardian of Liberty.” Centered above the banner is a depiction of Moses seated and holding the Ten Commandments, DeMar added.

The U.S. Supreme Court website states that, “Over time, the use of two tablets has become a symbol for the Commandments, and more generally, ancient laws. Tablets signify the permanence of the law when written in stone.”

Joseph Loconte, a religious expert from The Heritage Foundation, said it’s clear America’s Founding Fathers intended to create a secular constitution for the young nation.

But while the “the body of the Constitution is a secular text,” Loconte said, “it was perfectly natural to them to have the religious roots of the republic represented in symbol form to remind people of those religious roots and connections.”

Today’s liberal left, Loconte asserted, believes that the Constitution gives them the right never to hear religious speech they find offensive. “That is not at all at what the First Amendment protects…the First Amendment protects the right of all individuals, religious or non-religious, to express their views.

“This idea that you have a constitutional right never to hear religious speech that you find offensive is madness, absolute madness,” Loconte said.

But Robert Boston, assistant communications director with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, believes the figures of Moses and the Ten Commandments at the Supreme Court are merely there in a historical context, along with many other depictions.

Boston said he believes many people are confused and are making invalid assumptions.

“According to the Supreme Court’s website, the artist who designed the East Pediment frieze (sculptured band), said that the tablet was designed to represent the Bill of Rights and not the Ten Commandments,” Boston said. “That makes sense because it is a single tablet, not two tablets. Some people are just confused and believe that anything resembling a tablet or has one to ten written on them must be representative of the Ten Commandments.”

Despite the many claims he has heard, that the Ten Commandments serve as the foundation for American law, Boston said, at best, there are only three commandments reflected in secular law: Thou Shall Not Kill, Thou Shall Not Steal, and Thou Shall Not Lie.

“These common sense laws have existed in every society. The government isn’t supposed to endorse religion. Do it like the Supreme Court does — have an educational display that includes the Ten Commandments among many other sources,” Boston said.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/04pdf/03-1500.pdf

 SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Syllabus VAN ORDEN v. PERRY, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS AND CHAIRMAN, STATE PRESERVATION BOARD, ET AL. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 03–1500. Argued March 2, 2005—Decided June 27, 2005

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WHEN U’RE NOT FEELING IT!!!!!

MLK Jr. Quote

MLK Jr. Quote

“You wanna be ok with it…., but your heart, u really ain’t feeling it”. So sure many of us feel that way. Those feelings happen or may manifest often or very seldom, but we all know, or have experienced feelings such as those…. Now let me give you some examples of exactly what’s it means when u are not feeling it. (liking it)

1. When it’s time, we vote for a new president. OK now, we see the list of possible candidates, and you say to yourself, I know there should be someone better. (we ain’t feeling it)

2.  You watch the news everyday, you wanna watch it to keep up with the latest happenings, but after you saw it, you say to yourself, I would have felt better, if I had not watched it. (we ain’t feeling it)

3. The Supreme court finalizes laws of the land, but a lot of the laws they confirm, do not sit well with a lot of people. (so one again we really ain’t feeling it)

4. Politicians criticize each other, we have to see, hear, and be subjected to all this. (we ain’t feeling it)

5. People or groups want to subject their ideas, lifestyles or force their ideologies upon us. (we ain’t feeling it)

6. We live a long time and you see changes happening in the world today, that you never would have imagined. (we ain’t feeling it)

7.  When you know you are right about something, but the world society is telling you, u are wrong. (u ain’t feeling it)

8. You just got a pay check on your job, but the pay’s not matching your labor. (u ain’t feeling it)

9. When you’re going through something, and you heart is breaking, and the people around u are telling u, you’ll be ok. (u ain’t feeling it)

10.  You’re paying twice for a house that should have been paid off 30 years ago. (u ain’t feeling it)

11.  Police brutality when u know it does not have to be. (we ain’t feeling it)

12. The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer(we ain’t feeling it)

13. Being lied to when u know it ain’t true. (we ain’t feeling it)

Well that was just to give you an idea of what I am talking about…..

So now, when people are not really, in agreement with something, but just go along with it all because they feel that is the normal thing to then; then that would be called, “going along to get along.”  Yes, sometimes we’ll just agree with a situation as not to cause a distraction, be offensive or better yet, not to be called the distraction. Because no one wants to be the odd ball, or the subject of confusion, or the sore thumb, or the troublemaker, of the problem, or the nutty one, or the troublemaker or u’re angry; so we go along to get along.

Another example: “Say for instance a group of policemen, driving along mining their own business see a man running down the road. Now the cops just had a big lunch, a few laughs and are really feeling good. As they drive along,  two of the cops in the car said” I wonder why he’s running, then another said, oh, it’s probably nothing.  Then the third cops says let’s check it out. So they stop, and ask the man to stop running, he did. One cop says where u going in such a hurry? The man says home. The next cop says why in such a hurry? He says my sister called and said, my mom is sick. So I’m running  to hurry home. Ok the other cops say, can’t u tell he lying, look at the sweat on his face. Then another cop say yeah. Then the second cop says let’s search him, they do and find anything.  Ok you’re good u can go. Then one cops says let’s go. But then the third cops says, not before I give him a reminder, and the fourth cop says a reminder, of what?  So that cop hits the man with his stick, twice. Then they laugh, but the first cop , says man you should not have hit him like that. The other cops say why? He said because the man did nothing, he was just trying to get home to his sick mom. But he did not report it? Why? Going along with the wrong to get along with his fellow cops. A few days later, the good cop saw the man that was running down the road. He stopped and the man said, my mom made it to the hospital just in time, but when I got home I passed out, and had to be rushed to the doctor, they said I had a small concussion and this bruise will take months to heal.” All that for what? Why no one stood up, well it’s called going along to get along or is it called fear?

So we often go along with situations to be able to fit in, or liked by others. But in our hearts, we know we ain’t feeling it.

So is that right? Is it wholesome? Is it good? Is it Honest? Is it appropriate? Is it merited? Is it moral? Is it conscientious?  Well I guess if u are the kind of person that is passive and wants to get along with everybody, its ok. But if u have a problem with going along to get along, then u get restless in your seat. U get a sense of  “o man,” how can people be so complacent? So un concerned or un motivated to do something. But in all reality say something. Write a blog, post to Facebook,  or some of the others, things people do, and u don’t have to be violent about it either. But don’t do nothing.

Ok, example: If Martin Luther King Jr. had of just watched events unfold on TV or radio, and did nothing we would probably still be riding on the back of the bus, or not being able to eat in certain places. Not be able to attend the schools we would like. Buy homes in neighborhoods u like. You get the point.

Now to be more realistic, just say for instance: Main Point  Jesus decided to not go to the Cross! Let’s just say he said, I’m not gonna heal the sick, raise the dead, give sight to the blind, feed the hungry, you get the idea. What a mess we would be in. If Jesus had of just said to His disciples, lets just sit back and watch how thing unfold. Lets just see how they all will turn on each other, and do horrible things to each other. What if Jesus said, they are getting just what they deserve. What if Jesus just went along with the crowd to get along with everybody? What if He decided not to come to earth in the first place? Well  he never would have been crucified. So I said that to say this: When u stand up for something and it’s not popular with your group, then u need to get another group. Why go along with something when u ain’t feeling it! There are always choices to be made: SO MAKE THEM! Lose a few friends…. Lose a few buddies… Lose, lose, lose but in the end u really GAIN!

YOU CAN’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT U, YOU CAN’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY TO U. YOU CAN’T WORRY ABOUT FRIENDS, BECAUSE U REALLY DON’T HAVE ANY ANYWAY.

Just MAKE SURE THAT THE PERSON, U DO CARE ABOUT IS; “WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY TO ME, IF I STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND MORAL….. What would He say, to me if I stood up in His shoes or sandals, and spoke like He spoke…. That is hard for some of us and comes naturally for some, but in the long run u can always live with knowing that u did something that will benefit generations to come.

Oh by the way everybody does not like you,  so stop, right now thinking that they do, some will never like you and no matter what you do or say  you can never convince them to like you.  Some might have liked u at first but after u stood up and spoke up they will no longer like u. SO, oh well its part of the territory and expect that.

From my reading the Bible I learn to live for God, not man, man can hurt you and make u feel so bad about yourself and the things you stand up for. So stand in Christ Jesus and when you do, it really does not matter how others feel about you. That is what I especially like about Jesus, he did not care if He was liked; although he asked his disciples, who do they say I am, St. Mark 8:v.27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.”… So when he turned around and asked his disciples who do you think I am, Peter answered, You are the Christ. [The scripture says “He said to them, But who do you say that I am?] So I assume, what He asked to them all, who do you say I am, He was asking the question to all of His disciples, but Peter answered first, so the Bible does not say if the rest was trying to answer before Peter beat them to it or if the other let Peter answer for them. It also does not say if  the others did say something at all. But anyway let’s just say only Peter really knew who Jesus was. Then you mean to tell me all his disciples his closest group, did not really know who he was? Then if that be the case your friends don’t really know you either.

That passage gave me, a great insight “people don’t know u but assume that u what are what they perceive u top be!!!! So if they perceive you to be that, then to them you are that! SO do what you have to do to please Jesus, because I will tell you right now u will never ever please everybody. So when you ain’t feeling something, then do something about it!!! Jesus did….

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