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    The writing is on the wall....but Jehovah’s people need not get upset or angry or fight against what is happening ...because we have been waiting for such things...so instead as hard as it is....we need to remember
    LUKE 21:28
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    When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near...

    there are two words from that scripture that are consistent in all translations from bible hub
    BEGIN...( so it’s only the start)
    NEAR....( by Jehovah’s timeline,,not ours )

     
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    How very true!! A person said: "If you don't want to be bothered be someone, show them the bible. They will run in the opposite direction.:eek:
     
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    Psalm 22 is known as one of the three Shepherd Psalms (Psalms 22, 23, and 24; Read: Following the Good, Great, and Chief Shepherd) Psalm 22 is also prophetic and gives a “picture” of the cross from the perspective of our Good Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ. In great detail, the psalm describes the suffering and death of Jesus that would take place 1,000 years later.

    On the cross, Jesus quoted Psalm 22 when He cried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Mat 27:46, Mark 15:34). For those standing at the foot of the cross, His words should have evoked the words of this psalm in their minds. Had they remembered David’s words, they could have seen what was happening before their eyes and remembered the promise of hope in this psalm’s closing words.

    A Remez in Psalm 22?
    In Jewish hermeneutics (interpretation of Scripture), a remez is a hidden message or a deeper meaning. It’s said to be a “treasure” that is found below the surface of, or behind, the words. (See below for a list of remezes in the Bible.)

    There’s an interesting remez in verse six of Psalm 22. This psalm is prophetic of the cross of Jesus, and verse six says, “But I am a worm, and no man…” Jesus was certainly a man on the cross, so what did the psalmist mean when he wrote, “But I am a worm”?

    The Hebrew word for a worm is “rimmah,” which is defined as a maggot or a worm. However, in Psalm 22:6, the word for “worm” is towla’ or tola’ath. Strong’s Dictionary defines this word as: a maggot (as voracious); the crimson-grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith:–crimson, scarlet, worm.

    So the word “tola’ath” used in Psalm 22:6 denotes not only a worm but also a crimson or scarlet worm that is common to the Middle East, predominantly in Israel. It should be noted that crimson and scarlet are the colors of blood – a very deep, blackish red. And, in this crimson worm, we find a hidden meaning of biblical significance.

    The Life Cycle of the Crimson Worm
    The Crimson Worm (scientific name: coccus ilicis or kermes ilicis) looks more like a grub than a worm. In the lifecycle of this worm is found a remez (hidden meaning) that points to the work of Jesus on the cross.

    When the female crimson worm is ready to lay her eggs (which happens only once in her life), she climbs up a tree or fence and attaches herself to it. With its body attached to the word, a hard crimson shell forms — a shell so hard and so secured to the wood that it can only be removed by tearing apart the body which would kill the worm.

    The female worm lays her eggs under her body, under the protective shell. The larvae hatch and they remain under the mother’s protective shell. The baby worms feed on the living body of the mother worm for three days. The mother worm then dies and her body excretes a crimson or scarlet dye that stains the wood to which she is attached and her baby worms. The baby worms remain crimson colored for their entire life.

    On day four, the tail of the mother worm pulls up into her head, forming a heart-shaped body that is no longer crimson but has turned into a snow-white wax, looking like a patch of wool on the tree or fence. It then begins to flake off and drop to the ground looking like snow (sounds like manna).

    Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet [shaniy – root word of tola’ath], they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson [tola’ath], they shall be as wool.

    The Body of the Tola’ath
    In biblical times, the red dye excreted from the Crimson Worm (Ps 22:6, Isa 1:18, Isa 66:24) was used in the High Priest’s robe and probably for Ram’s skins dyed red in the covering of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. Uses of this red dye continue today:

    • The worm’s body and shell, while still red and attached to the tree, are scraped off and used to make what is called “Royal Red Dye.”
    • The waxy material is used to make high-quality shellac that is used in the Middle East as a wood preserver.
    • The remains of the Crimson Worm are also used in medicine that helps in regulating the human heart.
    What Does Psalm 22 Mean: “I am a Worm”
    Was Jesus a “Crimson Worm” on the cross? In typology, yes.

    • Just as the mother worm attaches herself to the tree or fence, Jesus put himself on a wooden cross, a type of “tree,” and He willingly allowed the nails to be driven into His hands. (1 John 3:16) However, it wasn’t the nails that held Him on the cross. It was His desire to fulfill the purpose and plan of God the Father to redeem man from sin (Gal 1:4).
    • Just as the mother worm attaching itself to a tree is the design of God in the creation of its lifecycle, so also it was God’s plan from before the foundations of the world to send His son to die on a tree/wooden cross (2 Tim 1:9, 1 Pet 1:20).
    • Just as the mother worm, when crushed, excretes a crimson/scarlet dye that covers the baby worms and stains, or marks, them, Jesus was bruised/crushed for our iniquities (Isa 53:5). His scourging and death brought forth His crimson/scarlet blood that both washes away our sins (Rev 1:5) and marks us as His own (Eph 2:13).
    • Just as the baby worm is dependent on the mother worm for the crimson dye to give it life and to mark it, a repentant sinner must depend on the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins, to receive new life, and be marked as His own (Acts 4:12, 1 Pet 1:18-19).
    Spurgeon in writing on verse 6 of this psalm (“But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people”) said:

    “There is a little red worm which seems to be nothing else but blood when it is crushed. It seems all gone except a blood-stain and the Savior, in the deep humiliation of His spirit, compares Himself to that little red worm. How true it is that ‘He made Himself of no reputation’ for our sakes! He emptied Himself of all His Glory and, if there is any glory natural to manhood, He emptied Himself even of that! Not only the glories of His Godhead, but the honors of His Manhood He laid aside that it might be seen that ‘though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor.’”

    “He became poor.” In typology, Jesus became a worm, a lowly worm. He was crushed for our sakes and He poured out His red blood—the blood that washes us clean. The blood that gives us life.

    Nature Declares the Glory of God
    Look around and see all the whispers of Jesus. From the beauty of God’s creation — the sun, the moon, the stars, the land, the seas, the animals, and most of all mankind — everything testifies of our amazing God. In the spring, we see new life emerging. In the summer, we feel the warmth of the sun. In the fall, the colors of God’s “paintbrush” are vivid. And in the winter, we rest in a blanket of white. All to begin again in the lifecycle of nature.

    “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be [white] as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

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    Hey Thinking, I've lost your connection?? My messages say I can't connect, and may be a problem on your end. Let me know ASAP.
    On the other hand, I am still the same.:) I believe there is a song by that name. Yeah, one by Bob Seger!! Let me know what's going on.
     
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    I thought everyone might like this map. It is what air traffic control centers deal with every minute of every day. Like highways in the sky, these planes need to know where other planes are located. There are traffic lanes and specific altitudes controlled to prevent accidents. These “highways in the sky” are exactly what they are. How do they know where each air plane is? It involves radar and satellite imaging. You can zoom in or out, and pan up, down, right, or left. If you choose to turn off ads, they want you to pay for it. I just pan around the big ad at the bottom right. No flights in the arctic or antarctic.

    https://www.flightradar24.com/47.03,7.85/4

    Today, I observed nearly 20 contrails: Condensation Trails ( IE Chem-trails ) It must have been a busy day for spraying chemicals. Ha Ha Ha. The average commercial passenger jet aircraft cruises at an altitude between 30,000 and 42,000 feet (ft) (9,000 – 13,000 meters). This equates to approximate 5 – 7 miles up in the air. The reason for this is about fuel efficiency. A similar thing occurs when you breath out on a very cold day. Your breath is hotter than the outside temperature, and you see the vapor.

    Currently, no passenger airplanes are “able” to fly at 50,000 feet or above. Because, at these altitudes, air density is very low, which wouldn't sustain the heavy weight of the passenger air crafts. Commercial airplanes have an Absolute Ceiling of 43,000 feet.

    The US has three bombers — the B-1B Lancer, the stealth B-2 Spirit, and the B-52 Stratofortress — to deliver thousands of tons of firepower in combat. Some form of the B-52 has been in use since 1955. These planes fly at altitudes at or above 70,000 feet. (21,336 meters) The maximum altitudes are secret.

    “On average, aircraft fill up with an estimated 3,500 gallons of jet fuel, costing an estimated $7,070. However, price can vary from $4,040 on the low end to $14,140 on the high end.” ( Aug 24, 2019 )

    So, those chemicals being dumped in the air are quite expensive. It would be less expensive and more effective to dump the heavy metals, or poisons directly into the water supply.
     
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    I’m still connected?
    Maybye a rouge chemtrail has interrupted the signal..hahha:p
     
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    I'm still getting a message that I can't reply. Here is what it shows.

    Address not found
    Your message wasn't delivered to because the address couldn't be found, or is unable to receive mail.
    The response from the remote server was:
    550 Too many invalid recipients
     
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    I sent a mail to you and it says it sent...sometimes my email goes down for a few days..and I don’t get any mail nor can I send any...it’s really frustrating .
    Sometimes I have made a reply to someone and it has just bounced back at me continually saying exactly what you just wrote???
    Did you get my mail.... but you might have to make it possible to receive PMs via the forum...then I’ll resend my Info to you.
    My mail hasn’t changed ...keep trying and I’ll send another o_O
     
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    It's fixed. Now I can relax. I thought it was a matter of Google making changes/updates to their programs.
    I'm in the process of purchasing a new laptop. My old one is 14 years old; A teenager. Yet, it has programs that are no longer available.
    It's getting to be the "sign of the beast". You can neither buy, sell, or trade, without it. It is called a "Real ID". The companion is a Cell Phone code, to make purchases and track everything about you. (I know what you're thinking Dave!) HAL 9000. The code for the name: move one letter ahead for the true identity. H=I, A=B, L=M. 9000=the year of invention. :)
     
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    Oh boy don’t get me started on the mark of the beast...hahaha
     
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    This isn’t just about Australians freedom concerning financial/political and economic issues....it’s all ties in with the fall of BTG...
    The western world cannot act like India, Russia and China ...this is how they will bring down BTG and test our faith..it’s the back door approach..
    They have tried to censure these two men and they apparently are paying a price for warnings..
    At the 37/38 minute mark...they uncover a very sly way the Government can legally stop Australians from drawing from their Bank accounts.
    Losing religious freedom over here will mean nothing..that is already in action....and will be overshadowed by such laws as this..

     
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    heart breaking but true :(
     
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    Truth: “A truth presented by Satan himself is just as true as a truth stated by God. . . . Accept truth wherever you find it, no matter what it contradicts” (WT 7/1879, pp. 8-9).

    [​IMG]This quotation is from Russell, and it does state a truth. Russell was not saying, however, that one should look to Satan as a guide to truth; he was simply putting for a principle as applied to infidels.

    Evidently, some people see something wrong with what is stated when in reality there is nothing at all wrong with what Russell wrote. If Satan states something that is true, the truth does not become a lie simply because he stated it. A truth is still a truth no matter who states it. If it actually is truth, how can it not be true?

    Nevertheless, Satan often presents a truth in such a way to persuade one to believe in a lie.

    However, taking the quote from Russell out of context is evidently designed to mislead one into believing that Russell was in some way in agreement with, in service of, the devil, occultism, spiritism or some form of witchcraft, etc. Let us look at the quote in context:

    “WHAT IS TRUTH?”
    This question is one which every sincere Christian should ask and seek to answer. We should learn to love and value truth for its own sake; to respect and honor it by owning and acknowledging it wherever we find it and by whomsoever presented. A truth presented by Satan himself is just as true as a truth stated by God.

    Perhaps no class of people are more apt to overlook this fact than the Christian. How often do they in controversy overlook and ignore truth presented by their opponents. This is particularly the case when arguing with an infidel. They feel at perfect liberty to dispute everything he says on religious subjects. This is not the correct principle. Many infidels are honest – as anxious to speak and believe the truth as are Christians – and if in converse with them we ignore truths which they may advance, we not only fail to convince them of our truths, but put an end to all hope of reaching them; for our failure to admit the evident truth which they advance begets in them contempt for the one who is not honest enough to admit one truth because he does not see how it can be reconciled to another. Accept truth wherever you find it, no matter what it contradicts, and rely for ability to afterwards harmonize it with others upon “The Spirit of truth, which shall guide you into all truth,” as Jesus promised.

    Truth, like a modest little flower in the wilderness of life, is surrounded and almost choked by the luxuriant growth of the weeds of error. If you would find it you must be ever on the lookout. If you would see its beauty you must brush aside the weeds of error and the brambles of bigotry. If you would possess it you must stoop to get it.

    Be not content with one flower of truth. Had one been sufficient there would have been no more. Gather ever, seek for more.

    Weave them together as a garland – “Bind them on thee as a bride doeth.” “Bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: so shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.” Prov. 3:3.

    C. T. R.

    By reading the whole article, it becomes obvious what Russell meant by his statement. He is likening the infidels who are being used by Satan as though they were Satan; Jesus did something similar when he called the apostle Peter “Satan”. (Matthew 16:23; Mark 8:33) Peter, of course, was not literally Satan, but he was imitating Satan is speaking an untruth. Likewise, the infidels who reject the creative account of the Bible, although they may presents many things that are not true, may also present a lot of truths in what they say, although they may misrepresent those truths to promote what is not true.

    Likewise, if Satan, or his demons speak a truth, it is still true regardless of their purposes for stating the truth. The implication of many who like to take the quote out of context appears to be to imply that the opposite is actually the truth, thus, that absolutely everything Satan says is a lie, and that thus, Satan cannot speak one sentence without everything in that sentence being a lie. Such an idea, if extended to the demons over whom Satan is prince, then the demons lied when they called Jesus: “the son of God,” and “Son of the Most High.” (Matthew 8:29; Mark 3:11; Luke 1:32; 4:41; 8:48) Thus, if they cannot tell the truth at all, then we should believe that it is a lie to say that Jesus is the “Son of God,” or that Jesus is the “Son of the Most High.”

    In Job 1:7, we read:

    Yahweh [Jehovah] said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered Yahweh [Jehovah], and said, “From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” — World English Bible translation.

    Did Satan lie when he stated the above? Did he lie to Jehovah by saying that he had been going back and forth in the earth, etc.? We have no reason to think that he did so.

    But didn’t Jesus say concerning Satan that “there is no truth in him?” — John 8:44, Word English.

    We believe the correct thought that Jesus expressed should be understood in reference to the “truth” that Jesus had just spoken of (John 8:32,40): such “truth is not in him.” (John 8:44) Regardless, we don’t believe Jesus intended to say that Satan can absolutely never tell a truth, anymore than he meant that those Jewish leaders to whom he spoke could never tell a truth. Did Jesus believe that when Satan spoke to Eve, saying that if she ate of forbidden tree, that he eyes would be opened, that he lied? (Genesis 3:5,7) Did Jesus believe that Satan lied to Jehovah when he answered Jehovah as recorded in Job 1:7? We do not think that he believed such. However, most often when Satan tells us a truth, it is framed in a setting of a lie, as in Genesis 3:5. By such methods he misrepresents the truth that he states with a lie.

    Another motive for quoting Russell as quoted on the sites may have been to leave the impression that Russell believed that what Satan says is “the truth” — even if it contradicts God’s Word — which is again far from Russell’s intent in his statement. Russell’s works overwhelmingly attest of his view concerning Satan, that he was a liar, and the father of the lie, as Jesus said.
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    "That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun." ( Ecc 1:9 NASB )

    With many extended senses in botany, anatomy, etc. A coronavirus (by 1969) is so called for the spikes that protrude from its membranes and resemble the tines of a crown or the corona of the sun. The two "crown" constellations, Corona Borealis (according to fable, the crown of Ariadne) and Corona Australis, are both Ptolemaic. Astronomical sense of "luminous circle observed around the sun during total eclipses" is from 1809. As a brand of Cuban cigar, 1876. The brand of Mexican pale lager beer dates from 1925.
     
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    Rev 6:16
    Cristian standard Bible
    and they said to the mountains ( earthly governments) and the the rocks (.?) Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the anger of the throne.

    This is much the same as to what happened with the First World War, Spanish flu. And the Great Depression ....so why would this devestating soon to come event signify any difference,,,,,
    I’m thinking that BTG is being thrown down world wide now along with the political and financial systems....where as before she stood tall and strong....and now it seems she is ready to be hurled into the lake of fire WHILE STILL ALIVE....she is Is in Her death throes..... but generally we in the western world keep on slumbering along.....

     
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