Avoiding the Edit (yeesh)


OKAY YES. I am in denial, dodging the final edit of my WIP which is really the very, very last time to look at the MS having only 20 chapters left (out of 41).

Instead, I have been fiddling with social media. Browsing Amazon. For stuff I really don’t need. The whole time. Nevertheless, there on Amazon I fondle thoughts of the ‘yeah… that would come in handy. Should I pay a bill, first? Nah. Wait. Maybe.’

Yes, Sally. The whole time. I do my best (no, no, the worst) browsing for stuff on Amazon at night. As an insomniac, it is what I do, and thankfully, not for a living. Oh, if only. I have to admit that purchasing a Ron Popeil’s Ronco Rotisserie from some TV ad was the hands down best purchase I have ever made. I’ve had 3… one too small, the next my son accidentally broke, and the next, he bought and we share. Now twice as much $ as when we bought them.

yee haw!

Along with things like lights for when the electricity goes off and we’re left in the dark (TV ad). OH. And beeswax for candles which I hand-roll for Christmas presents Amazon). And some useful appliances, most of which are non-electric (for those times when there’s no electricity, I mean, coffee is essential to life! I have a wood stove so cooking is a cinch. BBQ in the summer). See? A few things come from there. Over the past 19 years <cough>.

Lest you think I am lazy at all things, I did read Judges, chapter 9 today, which is a cool read. So, lemme get to it.

Verse 2, I just want to point out archeology has found this site and identified as Israel’s land.

Next and unfortunately, after the death of Gideon, the leaders and the entire city fell back into complete, utter slavery to evil. Abimelech became arrogant, power-hungry, murdered all but one of his brothers, and destructive of the Jewish faith by worshiping idols (sounds familiar, like ‘the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy) and decided he’d take power from God as king for himself. He destroyed the fields by salting them so the faithful would have nothing.

He went onto campaigns of murder by going after the faithful, killing men and women warriors (like martyrs of Old and New testament and even today’s world). Those faithful who fled to a stronger tower (‘resist the devil and he will flee’). A woman pushed a large ROCK (Jesus?) onto Abimelech’s head (crushing it like in Genesis 3?)

The rest of the enemies were freaked out, understandably and fled where they were destroyed (hell?)

Anywho… that is my read for the day, praying that it is correct in the interpretation.

Now, I am off to exercise self-control over social media.

Tanakh Chapter 28 and More

Yesterday, I accidentally reported that I read Numbers 28 and commented on it. My bad. It was chapter 27.

Let me get to it.

The Lord speaks to Moses about the continual daily, weekly, Sabbath, Passover sacrifices. I believe this constant repetition is a prophetic piece of information for the future.

What does it mean to make sacrifices of the best of the best so often? Because ‘the life is in the blood’ and upon the altar, sprinkled. Meaning, the spiritual life is in the blood of the perfect lamb, goat, oil, bread, wine (meat, the bread of life, the blood of life) the prophecy of God working His salvation by His arm since there was no one who would help.

This is exactly what Yeshua talked about ‘… whoever eats of my body and drinks of my blood…’ was about. He was the perfect Lamb of God spoken of through the ages and the prophets.

Remember the people recoiling from Yeshua’s teaching? They didn’t understand the Tanakh from Genesis to Malachi, only ‘their work to salvation.’ Abraham understood this in Genesis when God tested Abraham’s loyalty *He already knew, it was Abraham who needed to remember God came first.. and he did.* How many times (a lot) did God rebuke the people for rote religion, doing the duty without the heart? I might add our own people will follow law to the letter without recognizing that works (following the laws) is not pleasing to God? That all works, all sacrifices, all days or feast, Passover, rest were fulfilled by the perfect blood on the Cross?

There is much in the Tanakh that speaks directly of Yeshua. Conservative estimates are over 900 prophecies (fulfilled and to be fulfilled) – an incomplete list http://sciencespeaks.dstoner.net/Prophetic_Accuracy.html, and over 300 direct references to Yeshua. http://www.about-jesus.org/complete-chart-prophecies-jesus.htm

The archeology done to date is astounding, it is impossible to say the Tanakh and the New Testament are myths. These are just the scrolls!

Over 1400 years ago, Jerome translated and published both the Tanakh and the New Testament into Latin, meaning his knowledge of Scripture and availability of scrolls and letters were less than 400 years old.

If you don’t believe Jerome, take a look at this: https://www.josh.org/8-manuscripts-validate-new-testament/ (it’s a short read). 

Before I post THIS which is a great article, I mention Jesus’ word before His death in 33 A.D. that the temple in Jerusalem would torn one stone on top of the other. That happened in 70 A.D. I also might add that none of the NT writers spoke of this, so… the New Testament HAD to be written beforehand. John, the writer of Revelation, was exiled to Patmos and didn’t mention it either. Why? HE WAS ISOLATED ON PATMOS!

Here is the very compelling article between atheists and Christian/Jewish archeology: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2015/10/manuscript-evidence-nt-vs-plato-etc.html 

Let me put that into perspective. There is ONE surviving copy of Shakespeare. There are no original manuscripts from Aristotle who was born in 384 BC. An original Plato manuscript? 895 AD. He was born in 427 BC and died 347 BC. That’s over 1200 years.

King David was born in Bethlehem, of the tribe of Judah around 1000 B.C. The earliest archeological find is from the 8th to 9th century B.C. and a seal of his from the 10th century B.C. King Solomon? A seal signet ring found.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd boy in 1947. The works preserved the dry heat were dated to the 4th century Before Christ (aka BC). Remember, each century listed is the following, so the earliest writings were in the years of 300-399 BC.

All this great stuff doesn’t even include the coins of Solomon’s kingdom, the inscription of his name on the temple, the dates of the persecution of Christians (64 A.D to 311 A.D.)–that means there were people alive after Jesus died and was resurrected, people from both Judea and Rome who SAW and HEARD Him speak, and the catacombs in Rome where Christians hid, the painting and pottery found: https://www.livescience.com/59424-paintings-of-christ-in-roman-catacombs.html 

During Cyprus’ reign, the Jewish prophets Ezra and Nehemiah prophesied. Coins from this time were found. https://patternsofevidence.com/2018/06/08/ancient-coins-discovered-from-ezra-nehemiah-era/ 

YEAH, but you might say, <chuckle, chuckle> ‘Egypt doesn’t even mention Jews.’ OK. Here ya go. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-were-hebrews-ever-slaves-in-ancient-egypt-yes-1.5429843

AH, what about Sodom and Gomorrah? https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2018/12/04/new-science-suggests-biblical-city-of-sodom-was-smote-by-an-exploding-meteor/#18b5f6805c67 BUT IT WAS A NORMAL PHENOMENA! RIGHT? So, question. If it was normal, how did Abraham know beforehand that it would happen? https://www.6000years.org/frame.php?page=sodom . Well we all know Abraham was a myth… https://www.learnreligions.com/archaeological-evidence-abraham-bible-4590053

LAST I’ll mention Jacob, and one of his 12 sons, Joseph. What was found? https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/the-bible-and-archaeology-archaeology-and-genesis-what-does-the-record-show-part-2

There is NO disputing these facts yet most atheists (generalization) and even many Christians, Jews and agnostics still believe all of these folks were… made up. There is more evidence to prove the old testament (the Tanakh) and the New Testament and the historical figure we know as Yeshua HaMashiach (Yeshua, the Anointed One).

Nothing in the above is meant to force information down one’s throat, it is merely to show the accuracy of history. And… for fun:

noahs ark life size

John Huibers of the Netherlands who, with his sons, hand-built a life-size replica of Noah’s ark. Ships today are built with the same ratio 6:1 so they can float. Picture courtesy of arkofnoah.org . Just sayin,’ the largest land animal is the elephant. Take several at one day old, each at 200 lbs, 3 foot high, and things look a bit more reasonable. Wolf cubs at 2 weeks- 3.5 pounds. Take the predecessors of the animals rather than the adaptations thereafter at their youngest and the ease of which these animals can fit. And Genesis states that all men, creatures were vegetarians BEFORE the ark. After, they were not.