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Rome's Revision of the Lord's Prayer and the Coming Hour of Testing

If you regularly check the headlines, then you may have read about the Vatican's efforts to revise a particular verse in what is commonly called "The Lord's Prayer." Led by Pope Francis, Rome wants to change the wording of a long-standing translation that has brought a mixture of comfort and confusion to many.

The verse in question can be found in Matthew 6:13 and Luke 11:4, and in the eyes of the Pope and the leaders of the Roman Catholic institution, they believe that "lead us not into temptation" should be reworded to something like "abandon us not when in temptation." While the Vatican has taken significant time to study ancient versions and do the proper leg work, the faithful student of God's word should wisely question the purpose and validity of this enterprise.

And for those of us who have studied history, how could we forget the unjust power plays from the Popes of Christmas past? When the majority of Christendom doesn't know their right from their left when it comes to the Bible, should we just leave this one up to the self-appointed experts of Rome to solve this translational and interpretative puzzle?

By no means should we follow Rome's lead, or even shrug our shoulders like the rest of the undiscerning world. Instead, let's apply our minds (the mind of Christ; cf. 1 Cor. 2:14-15) and use the tools available to the true body of Christ in order to separate the wheat from the chaff in this translation controversy.

For starters: What does the text actually say in the earliest surviving Greek manuscripts? Next thought: We should understand that even a literal, word-for-word translation requires some interpretation on the part of the translator. There is a wide semantic range for many words and phrases written in the ancient biblical languages and the variety of English versions attests to this fact. Consequently, the answer is not as simple as what does the Greek say. We must also consider the context of the chapter and book in order to gain a biblically-informed understanding of the inspired author's intent.

My aim, however, is not to get into the theory of translation or interpretation right now, so I strongly invite you to read this well-written and thorough blog post authored by Dr. Daniel Wallace, a senior Greek professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, entitled "Pope Francis, The Lord's Prayer, and Bible Translation." He addressed this controversy a year ago when the Vatican first announced their plans to alter the Lord's Prayer.

In this post I want to challenge a particular conclusion reached in one of many news outlets reporting on this issue. Michael Dorstewitz, writing for Newsmax, provides an objective piece for the most part, offering several quotes from both Catholic and Protestant leaders. However, the objectivity abruptly ends with this crude summarization:

...in the meantime, the message for all the detractors should be: No, Pope Francis is not rewriting the word of God (see, "Pope Francis Calls for Change to 'Lord's Prayer' and Critics Go Mad").

Mr. Dorstewitz's reply is a great example of an all-too-common attitude in our time: What's the big deal, so what? Let the Pope change a word or two in order to smooth out a difficult translation and bring unity among Christians. What's all the fuss about, and why is this news anyway? Nothing to see here, move along.

Well, I beg to differ, because this isn't the first controversial thing the current Pope has said or done—the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has been rocking the boat and helping to pave the way for a one-world religion ever since he was appointed back in 2013 (for specifics, see Gary's post, "The Wolf").

So, on the contrary, Mr. Dorstewitz, Pope Francis is trying to rewrite (re-word, re-interpret) the word of God. Though well-intentioned or not, the Roman Catholic Church is not only twisting the Scripture but also fulfilling end-times prophecy. And there is a tragic irony in the specific verse the Vatican is seeking to emend that relates to Catholics and the coming Tribulation.

...if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit (Matthew 15:14, ESV).

What Say You, Matthew?

Matthew and Luke are the only biblical authors to record the content of Jesus' model prayer to the disciples known throughout the world as "The Lord's Prayer." Luke appears to have a more condensed version, and so, for the sake of clarity and convenience, we will stick with Matthew's gospel for our purposes here.

When you survey the English versions for Matthew 6:13, you will discover that virtually everyone follows the lead of the KJV and translates the Greek word peraismos as "temptation." However, when you look up the word in most Bible lexicons or dictionaries, you'll find that there is a broad range of meaning available.

For example, I have found three primary definitions in the semantic range for peraismos, Strong's 3986:

(1) Trial
(2) Testing
(3) Temptation

As you can see, these words in isolation evoke different imagery even though they are synonymous. Context, as always, is important in order to narrow down which definition in the semantic range is appropriate for any given verse. Therefore, it is possible that some of the confusion surrounding Matthew 6:13 could be resolved if more Christians understood that the ideas of "testing" and "trial" are legitimate English translations for peraismos.

Nevertheless, some will still confuse this verse in the Lord's Prayer with James 1:13. On this alleged contradiction please refer to Dr. Wallace's article linked above. When peraismos is used with God or Satan as the subject, Dr. Wallace makes an important theological point of distinction, "God tests; Satan tempts."

But the Pope along with many others will object, "God would never lead or bring anyone into temptation, that's the Devil's job." Oh, really? So God would never lead, bring, or send someone to be peraismoed [tested, tried, tempted, etc.]? Well, as it turns out, we don't have to go very far to answer that rebuttal. Just turn back a couple of pages to chapter 4:

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted [Grk. peraismos] by the Devil... (Matthew 4:1, HCSB). 

And, there you have it: Led up by the Spirit...of God. It was God who led Jesus into the desert to be tempted. Now, if you can accept that God led Jesus into temptation, or to be tempted, then how does this affect our interpretation of the controversial verse in the Lord's Prayer?

To further clarify this crucial literary connection within Matthew's gospel, here is Dr. Wallace's brief comment on Matthew 6:13 found in one of his Greek textbooks:

Although the KJV renders [Matt. 6:13] 'deliver us from evil,' the presence of the article indicates not evil in general, but the evil one himself. In the context of Matthew's Gospel, such deliverance from the devil seems to be linked to Jesus' temptation in 4:1-10: Because the Spirit led him into temptation by the evil one, believers now participate in his victory (in Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, pg. 233).

And it's little wonder why many Christians, or so-called Christians, misunderstand this verse in the Lord's Prayer. The reason is they are confused about the very gospel itself. To conclude, here are some of Dr. Wallace's most powerful statements in his response to the Pope Francis debacle:

...the temptation that the Lord faced was the ultimate temptation—the offer of the entire world on a platter. Jesus can ask the disciples to pray that the Father would not lead them into temptation and that God would deliver them from the evil one precisely because Jesus himself faced the ultimate temptation by the evil one...[i]t is precisely because of Jesus' substitutionary death and life that this prayer can be recited today by Christians with the full assurance that God will answer us. Pope Francis's translation, however, subverts all this...[t]he original text speaks clearly of God leading, not permitting. To tamper with the wording misses the connection with the Lord's temptation.

Now then. I've shown you how Pope Francis and his cohorts at the Vatican are twisting the Scripture and thereby polluting the waters of the true gospel once again. They are the blind leading the blind. But how is the pontiff also fulfilling end-times prophecy by this latest move?

The Final Exam

The terrible irony in all of this mistranslation mess is the fact that the leader of the largest group of Christians worldwide has no clue that the LORD will not only lead him and the rest of the non-born-again Catholics into temptation, Jesus says most explicitly that He will throw them into the ultimate time of testing—the Tribulation:

Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with death... (Revelation 2:22-23, NKJV).

Do you see the irony in all of this?!

The Pope wants to alter Matthew 6:13 and Luke 11:4 and absolve God from leading anyone into testing or temptation. However, truth be told, the Lord Jesus doesn't simply lead the Roman church into the Tribulation like a shepherd gently guiding his sheep to green pasture, He throws them into the Trib like a diseased sack of potatoes going into a burning trash heap.


But please note: For all who are willing to examine the Scriptures for themselves and follow the lead of the Holy Spirit, even if you identify as a former or current Roman Catholic, there is still hope for exemption from the Final Exam. There is still time...but it is quickly running out.

Look, the first and last uses of the Greek noun peraismos in the New Testament are book-ended by Matthew 6:13 and a shockingly relevant verse in the book of Revelation:

Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing [Grk. peraismos], that hour which is about to come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth (Revelation 3:10, NASB).

Therefore, you must hear what the Spirit is saying (Rev. 2:29; 3:13) and believe the one and only true gospel of salvation. It's under heavy attack right now and has been for many centuries. But now that we are nearing the day of the Final Exam, you must examine your beliefs and find out whether or not you are trusting in Christ alone and His finished work alone (Heb. 10:10-13; Rev. 2:26, emphasis "My works").

If you are trusting in the once-and-for-all atoning sacrifice of Jesus, then you are exempt from the Final Exam according to the correct translation and interpretation of Matthew 6:13 and Revelation 3:10. Rest assured, the LORD will not lead the true body of Christ into the testing period of the Tribulation. We will all be led in another direction—up, up, and away!

After this I looked, and there in heaven was an open door. The first voice [Jesus] that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, 'Come up here... (Revelation 4:1, HCSB).

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  1. Great article. Thanks for sharing this, Jeff :)

  2. Nice work, Jeff. The connection to the church of Thyatira is very interesting in regards to the Tribulation.

    1. Thyatira again... :)

      The church dealing with the "Jezebel spirit" (in the secular - Narcissism).

      It is rampant these days.

      Like the "Antichrist spirit", this isn't just one single entity, but a marked characteristic of all the rebellious, self willed, self important, self idolatrous spirits.

      The false Trinity of Me, Myself, and I...

      There is nor room for God, and for no one else either.

      What better sickbed to cast "her" in but the Tribulation. She was given time to change (repent), but she would not.

      And so those who are like this go into the time of testing.

  3. Incredible! Also, love the emphasis on "My works" in Rev. 2:26. I've never seen it that way and now I can't unsee it. Thank you for this.

    "But please note: For all who are willing to examine the Scriptures for themselves and follow the lead of the Holy Spirit, even if you identify as a former or current Roman Catholic, there is still hope for exemption from the Final Exam. There is still time...but it is quickly running out." Amen! Lord, open eyes, ears & hearts!!!

    1. Oooh.... Nice catch! :)

      I also get great comfort from verse 24 where we see how the Lord only gives us what He knows we can handle "I will place no further burden upon you."

      Rev 2:24-25

      24 But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned the so-called deep things of Satan: I will place no further burden upon you.

      25 Nevertheless, hold fast to what you have until I come.

    2. @lwjackn dear friend this verse 24 exact is addressed to all those inside the Roman Catholic church who "have NOT learned the so-called deep things of Satan" so in fact this promise can only be meant for those in the past ages when "the depths of Satan" were still hidden inside the Vatican council and yet unknown to the "simple" believer in Jesus inside Thyatira for centuries and ages in the past. TODAY, in the era of revelation and disclosure of every evil secret of the RCC via whistleblowers, smartphones and the internet, it is in fact impossible NOT to be informed about the satanic roots and practices of the Pope of Rome. Everybody knows and cannot excuse with personal ignorance. (Luke 12:2-3!) In conclusion, there might perhaps still be some "little ones" inside the RCC that have not yet heard about YouTube or other channels to LEARN about Satan and Babylon or are disconnected to the internet but the great majority has to follow the call from Revelation 18:4 "Come OUT of her my people!" as in fact no one can truly deny the depths of Satan inside the RCC today in plain sight without completely "grieving the Holy Spirit of God" (Ephesians 4:30) acting against their own conscience. TODAYs Roman Catholic children of God MUST come out of her unless they will deliberately take part in Babylons sins which are without a doubt well known to the whole world already. Whosoever stays a "once a Catholic, always a Catholic" while the depths of Satan are in plain sight to everyone does it AGAINST the will of God and will be judged accordingly. Maranatha!

  4. Catholicism............hummmmmm. Babylonian cult religion, Yea I was raised in that stuff to. What most people think is the Lords prayer is not, that is the disciples prayer, the Lords prayer is in John 17:1 and that is quite different. Like iv'e always said "If You don't have a faith in Jesus(all power and authority, You see me you see the Father)You'll
    believe anything!


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  6. Jeff dear brother, I didn't follow this translation discussion yet as I already know that the Pope cannot be my brother in Christ at all and therefore has nothing important to say which is relevant to me. Nevertheless, this "nice try" of changing the meaning of 'lead us not into temptation' into 'abandon us not when in temptation' is IMO significant to Roman Catholics. Whosoever recalls the baptism scene from the 'Godfather' movie can tell why the Roman Catholics' worldview and ethics is so much of a bigotry to the extreme with regards to "temptation". For starters, here it is:


    It doesn't surprise me that the endtimes Pope FINALLY got his own ethics STRAIGHT. Satan eventually tells the TRUTH about what was ever the very soul of a Catholic. Maranatha! :-D

    1. Until now, I have never seen the 'Godfather' let alone a clip of it. I have never had a desire to see it even in first run in the theatre...and I'm glad I haven't seen it after watching that clip.

    2. Richard, I just meant this for illustration of the Catholic core of hypocrisy. They can go and murder by then uttering some rosaries or Hail Marys for forgiveness, just before going to murder again. Might be a little to the extreme here but this is the very ROMAN (= Italian!) root of Catholicism. Therefore I think this clip gets the point of it. Blessings to you!

  7. I'm so grateful God saved me and brought me out of the cult of Rome. I wouldn't trust anything Frank says, or anyone else that wears a Roman costume.

    If anyone is interested in learning more about Catholicism and it's false teachings here's a free E-book: https://www.ubm1.org/babylon-woodrow.pdf

  8. Excellent article Jeff. We know who's side this pope is on, and it ain't ours. Anything that comes out of his mouth is guaranteed to have bad intentions, regardless of how it appears. God Bless.

  9. I have an article on my own site about Catholicism and it's false teachings. The article is primarily about the New World Order under the rule of Rome and it's identification in Bible prophecy as Mystery Babylon, but I have an appendix at the end of the article revealing the multiple false teachings of Roman Catholicism. God is indeed going to destroy this system rooted in soul destroying false teachings. Link below.


    1. That's a good study. Holy smokes, there is a LOT of info in it.

  10. Interesting you note changing the wording here but don't realize all the changes of wording and meaning from the KJV to the NASB and NIV. The new versions take out Lucifer, take fasting out of the verses dealing with casting out demons, changes the Holy Ghost from comforter to advocate,removes the trinity 1 John 5, removes the authority of Jesus Luke 4: 8, removes man's soul Gen 2: 7,removes reference to washing in the blood of Jesus, down grades the title of Jesus in many verses, Psalm 18:34 changes breaking steel to bending bronze and more.

  11. Jeff,

    Thank you for this article. It will help me to articulate a response when questioned about this topic!


  12. Matt @ Daily Crow spotted this one (:

  13. Matthew 23:8-9 Expanded Bible (EXB)

    8 “But you must not be called ‘·Teacher [Rabbi],’ because you have only one Teacher, and you are all brothers and sisters together. 9 And don’t call any person on earth ‘Father,’ because you have one Father, who is in heaven.

    1. Amen. This passage is so clear and plain-spoken. Only a cunning, adulterous mind can mangle this one into saying something it doesn't say.

    2. Always wondered about this verse in relating to rabbi Johnathan Cohn.

    3. Dear Micah Daniel, Jonathan Cohn is not a born again Christian anyway.

    4. Annabel...Who put you into authority to judge ones salvation. You shamefully judge others faith often. The latest judgment of yours is against Jonathan Cahn. Have you ever talked to him face to face? I have and have pictures to prove it. Hid heart is with God and I would back peddle on your judgment bike you ride.

  14. Ok so this is a little selfish but I just found out that I have a 9mm kidney stone. Because I only have 1 kidney they are going to want to do surgery. So saying that, I really am fine with the Lord coming back and taking us home this winter solstice. If you are not sure about what I'm talking about watch the new video from revalation12dotcom. Very interesting and as always so encouraging.

    1. Hi Micah! 9mm kidney stone? Ouch!

      Prayers coming your way!!

      Yes, I watched Paul's video this morning. I for one am not on board with his dates but do find his data as interesting and worthy of independent study.

      My studies have been centred around the potential of a Monday/Tuesday, January 20/21, 2019 rapture.

      Mercury is getting ready to conjunct with Jupiter at the feet of Ophiuchus on 12/21 - the Winter Solstice. Venus is at the feet of Virgo having left her alone in the heavens. The woman is now in the wilderness!

      30-days after Mercury meets Jupiter on the solstice, the bright morning star (Venus) will meet the man-child (Jupiter), the echo of the Bethlehem Star, as a Super Blood Moon is revealed very near the Beehive Cluster, the "manger", in the constellation Cancer on the eve of the Hebrew New Year for trees.

      Who knows? So many signs and tons of data that suggest our time here is short.

      Even so...joy prevails when circumstances snuff-out happiness. Hold fast brother and trust in all that G-d in Christ has for you! No matter when it is He comes, all of these troubles and trials will pass away, never to return.


      Pastor Rich

    2. Thank you Pastor Rich! I wrote a comment on rev12dailblogspot.com just wanted you to know that what I said is also for you and all the believers here as well. So, so thankful for you all. I know that the Lord always has my best in mind. In good times and the hard ones as well. I've seen Him work miracles time after time. The best miracle after my salvation was when he brought sickness to my wife. It was the single best thing that has ever happened to us and our marriage. We have grown so close to the Lord because of it.

    3. Dear Micah Daniel did you already check out some nutrition advice for your kidney stone before just going to surgery?


      I like how Dr. Berg explain things so easily understandeable. Get well soon!

  15. Jeff!

    Well done! What a fine line there is between interpretation of scripture and butchery of the word.

    "...whoever believes in him will not be put to shame." (Romans 9:33 ESV)

    From the beginning of my walk with the LORD I have held a deep love and appreciation of the original languages. My first Bible was a Greek New Testament. My second was the Tanakh. My earliest hope and belief was to get as close as possible to the truth through original languages.

    Instead of answers they triggered more questions, questions that were posed in prayerful meditation. The answers were provided by the Spirit of Truth, and what a journey it has been!

    If it were not for the Holy Spirit, by what do we have as a measuring rod? By what do we base the standard? How do we know truth in the age of the generation that says, "What is truth?" (John 18:38 ESV)

    If Satanists say that knowledge is the greatest gift, then I take it that confusion is the fruit of that gift! All that I hold as true and believe to be trustworthy is fodder for the furnace of Truth. Once the dross is burnt away all that will stand is one thing and one thing alone,

    "Jesus Christ and him crucified." (1 Corinthians 2:2 ESV)

  16. I look at it this way... everything Pope Francis does is calculated and intended to condition Catholics and observant Christians to change. The 'Lord's Prayer,’ given to us by Jesus Himself, is the pinnacle of Francis' head games for he surely knows that if Catholics and Christians alike put up no resistance to changing this foundational prayer then surely he is able to change everything.

    "Without God...everything is permitted." I was concerned in 2014 that Pope Francis is a false prophet. I'm only more convinced four years later.

  17. So I just saw that rev12daily.blogspot.com has an article on the winter solstice. Very interesting info. Come Lord Jesus!

    1. Hang in there, Micah. I'm praying and asking the LORD to dissolve that stone!

      Nevertheless, don't let any delay be cause for stumbling. You have placed your trust in the Rock who causes you to stand but others to stumble (Jude 24–25; Isa. 8:14; 28:16). Keep going, brother!

    2. Thanks Jeff, I agree. Just going to occupy till that awesome day comes. Nothing would be better then to be found doing the Masters will when He returns.

  18. Holding you up in prayer as well Micah, stay strong in Jesus brother, you'll come through. Be Blessed! Shalom*

    1. Thank you ozark. Feeling very blessed by my unsealed community.



    TRUMP IS REMOVED FROM PRESIDENCY - Whether it be through the standard impeachment or otherwise... Someone else would need to be put in place. Hint: Not Pence.
    (More on this later)

    If subliminal messaging, popular culture references and predictive programming have it right; perhaps he would die in a plane crash/"assassination" or some other destructive event. Around January 20-21 his replacement would be inaugurated.

    Another likely (and more imminent) scenario for the next major event date is actually December 21st 2018; one month before the Jan 21st Blood Moon date which I have already mentioned as the day a replacement president could potentially take office.

    While I don't recommend anyone gives any special power or attention to the 'Winter Solstice', the date has cropped up in many fields of research and also relates to Donald Trump. An important translation has recently brought to our attention the following revelation:

    "I serve / 700 days"

    On December 21st 2018, if something were to happen to Donald Trump's presidency or some other very major world event, then the translation would apply to him; having served 700 days as president.

    In case you don't know, Donald Trump was 70 years, 7 Months and 7 days old when he took the presidency. At the same time Netanyahu had served 7yrs 7mo 7da as president, in the Hebrew year 5777. Trump was also born 700 days before the reformation of Israel which was May 14, 1948. On his date of birth June 14, 1946... there was a Blood Moon!

    Basically the number associated with him is 7. There are many, many more of these. These are all signs. As far as I can tell, Trump appears to be the prophetic "7th beast".... All of the numbers identify him as such; they are numerical signs for us to know what is really going on!

    Therefor it is my understanding that Obama is probably the "8th beast", who is "one of the seven"... Having ruled before, Obama is one of the seven (in this case #6) and will potentially rule again as #8.

    Furthermore Obama's number all throughout his presidency was 6. Like Trump's 7. For example, the lottery came up 666 in Obama's supposed home town the day after his presidency was won, where his Zip Code was 60606. There are many more examples of those, too.

    The 'Antichrist' number is "600, 60 and 6". Not just 666. So when Obama's actions, visits and important life events are 600, 60 or 6 days/years apart, this identifies him as the 6th beast. Will he be the 8th, which is one of the 7?

    Incedentally, each president undergoes a ritualistic ceremony wherein they invoke and thereby become indwelt by an 'unholy spirit', the 'Anti-Christ spirit'. While not the actual spirit of 'satan' per se, these evil spiritual forces can then control the direction of world policy and orchestrate major world events. In this way the country and the world can be deceived and led down the dark path to WWIII, "New World Order", etc...

    Most of you know a lot of this but I vopy/pasted it from somewhere else. And yes, I know some of this sounds odd if you have not done the related research.

  20. An example of a brother with supporting evidence for the above comment:


  21. Watch also the last video from Paul Dawson indicating some info for a major event of Dec 21.

    Also Pearl Kolleri videos regarding December 21.
    (Incidentally 1221 spells ABBA)

  22. Another content provider and sister in Christ feels she has figured out a pattern (SIMILAR TO PAUL DAWSONS PATTERN SHOWING THE BLOOD MOONS OF 2014 AND 2015 AS A PARALLEL DEPICTION OF CHRIST'S SACRIFICE AND SURROUNDING EVENTS) indicating a very dark spiritual time (of about 6 months) brought on by a major event around Jan 19-21.

    Her YT channel is RAPTURE AT TWILIGHT.

  23. On rev12daily in the "We are not in darkness" thread there was another false spirit creeping in through the doctrine of J. D. FAUST and his 2002 book "The Rod" being discussed. I'm pointing this out here because this is another kind of Catholic belief regarding some 'purgatory for the living' (instead of the dead). I URGENTLY warn you to not fall into this trap but just to ignore such teachings and everyone who promotes them!

    More information on the topic here:


    The sitftng of wheat and tares gets stronger the more time passes by waiting for the LORD. Do not waste this time getting lead astray from the narrow path but hold fast what you got that NO ONE may take your crown! MARANATHA!

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  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkEmyzwRn7Y


    A very critical planetary configuration on 21 December 2018 is likely going to trigger a large earthquake between December 21 and 25, 2018. Current estimation is high 7 to 8 magnitude..

    MARANATA !!!

  28. We already had a large earthquake,

    Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why

    For anyone who is interested, here is an online solar system model that runs in your browser. No purchase necessary although I do have a license,

    Solar System Scope

    The stars at your fingertips. There is now no mystery as to where the planets will be and when.


    1. A Tsunami has struck in Indonesia again.

      Quoting, BBC

      "On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 222 people and injuring 843."

  29. Well I already commented on rev12daily.blogspot.com but wanted everyone who prayed for me to know that all is well. The Lord answered very specific requests. All glory to My Lord and savior Jesus Christ. What an encouragement you all have been. Thank you for lifting me up to Him who can do all things. What a blessing
    to have this family we all have been given in our Lord. Thanks again.

    1. Welcome back, Micah!

      So glad to hear your positive report. Thank you Jesus! We'll be praying for your continued recovery!!


  30. Concerning the coming TLE on 1/20/19...it will occur 730-days since the inauguration of 45. A quick look to Strong's G730 finds,

    Strong's Concordance G730
    arrรฉn: male, man.
    Original Word: แผ„ฯฯƒฮทฮฝ, ฮตฮฝฮฟฯ‚, ฮตฮฝ
    Part of Speech: Adjective
    Transliteration: arrรฉn
    Phonetic Spelling: (ar'-hrane)
    Definition: male, man
    Usage: male.

    Strong's Concordance H730
    erez: a cedar
    Original Word: ืֶืจֶื–
    Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
    Transliteration: erez
    Phonetic Spelling: (eh-rez')
    Definition: a cedar

    Variants of G730 are used nine (9) times and twice in Revelation via (Revelation 12:5) and (Revelation 12:13). Each of these instances are single use instances.

    January 20, 2019 to the midpoint of the Feast of Unleavened Bread April 18/19, 2022 is 1,184-days. Counting 1,260-days from the midpoint of the Feast of Unleavened Bread/Passover, 2022 lands us at the eve of the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) in 2025. Counting 1,335-days from the midpoint of the Feast of Unleavened Bread/Passover, 2022 lands us at Hanukkah I, 2025.

    Some interesting dates and coincidences.

    Oh, one last thing. The coming total lunar eclipse falls on the eve of the minor Jewish holiday, Tu BiShvat.

    Quoting, Hebcal.com

    "Tu BiShvat or Tu B'Shevat or Tu B'Shvat (Hebrew: ื˜״ื• ื‘ืฉื‘ื˜‎) is a minor Jewish holiday, occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called 'The New Year of the Trees' or (Hebrew: ืจืืฉ ื”ืฉื ื” ืœืื™ืœื ื•ืช, Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot‎). Tu BiShvat is one of four 'New Years' mentioned in the Mishnah."

    More coincidence? Cedars? New Year for trees? H730? 730-days (1/20/17-1/20/19)?

    How's this one? Remember the 1,184-day count between the coming TLE and midpoint of the Passover week of 2022? Check-out your concordance for H1184,

    Strong's Concordance H1184
    Baale Yehudah: "Baal of Judah," the center of Baal worship in Judah
    Original Word: ื‘ַּืขֲืœֵื™ ื™ְื”ื•ּื“ָื”
    Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
    Transliteration: Baale Yehudah
    Phonetic Spelling: (bah-al-ay' yeh-hoo-daw')
    Definition: "Baal of Judah", the center of Baal worship in Judah

    Baal of Judah. The centre of Baal worship in Judah...and what is at the heart of the territory of Judah? Jerusalem.


    That's an awful lot of coincidence. A few more pin-points for your study.



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    Quoting, Cedar

    "The impressiveness of the cedar lies, however, not so much in its height and massive trunk, as in the wonderful lateral spread of its branches, which often exceeds its height. The branches grow out horizontally in successive tiers, each horizontal plane presenting, when looked at from above, the appearance of a green sward. The leaves are about an inch long, arranged in clusters; at first they are bright green, but they change with age to a deeper tint with a glaucous hue; the foliage is evergreen, the successive annual growths of leaves each lasting two years. The cones, 4 to 6 inches long, are oval or oblong-ovate, with a depression at times at the apex; they require two years to reach maturity and then, unlike other conifers, they remain attached to the tree, dropping out their scales bearing the seeds.

    The wood of the cedar, specially grown under the conditions of its natural habitat, is hard, close grained, and takes a high polish. It is full of resin (Psalms 92:14) which preserves it from rot and from worms. Cedar oil, a kind of turpentine extracted from the wood, was used in ancient times as a preservative for parchments and garments."

    Remember the woman at the well? How long was it that Jesus stayed with them in Samaria?

    (John 4:39-40 ESV)

    Hebrew is an interesting language. Western languages deal mostly with the appearance of a object. Our language is descriptive of form where Hebrew is descriptive of function. That *function* may be parallel to the function of other things in creation. Other things that are parallel to us in and by faith.

    Consider these things when studying about the cedars of Lebanon. Compare their *function* verses form and how they apply to your life and walk with the LORD.

    It's like everything else in scripture, you have to read it with your heart and not so much with your head.

  32. 8 And in the same region there
    were shepherds out in the field,
    keeping watch over their flock
    by night.

    9 And an angel of the Lord appeared
    to them, and the glory of the Lord
    shone around them, and they were
    filled with great fear.

    10 And the angel said to them,
    "Fear not, for behold, I bring you
    good news of great joy that will be
    for all the people.

    11 For unto you is born this day in
    the city of David a Saviour, who
    is Christ the Lord.

    12 And this will be a sign for you:
    you will find a baby wrapped in
    swaddling cloths and lying in a

    13 And suddenly there was with the
    angel a multitude of the heavenly
    host praising God and saying,

    14 "Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those
    with whom he is pleased!"

    (Luke 2:8-14 ESV)

    Merry Christmas from my family to yours,

    Pastor Rich

    1. Merry Christmas, PR!

    2. Merry Christmas All - A bit late, but it's the reason, not the season. I finished my Christmas Story for 2018 - THE ANGELS WATCHED! This story tells of Jesus' birth from an angel's viewpoint, with some biblical history and song thrown in for good measure. I pray you are blessed! Click Here for THE ANGELS WATCHED Blessings - Sherry

  33. May the Lord our God, the Holy Trinity, bless you and help you get past the thick, well devised anti-Catholicism out there today, on the Internet especially.

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