Archive for December, 2016

How Do We Know When Christ Was Born?

December 30, 2016
   The birth of John the Baptist gives us a possible idea of when Jesus was born.  John’s father, Zechariah, was chosen by lot to perform the lighting of the incense inside the temple of God.  This was normally done around the time of either Passover, Pentecost or the Day of Atonement. According to Luke in the 6 month of that year (August/September) the angel Gabriel reveals to Mary that she will be impregnated or overshadowed by the Most High and she will have His Son – Jesus the Christ. Gabriel also said her cousin Elizabeth, John’s mother, is in her 6th month of pregnancy. So in the 6th month of the year – Elizabeth is 6 months pregnant. If Elizabeth is 6 months pregnant in the 6 month of the year then Zachariah had to receive his visit from Gabriel during the Passover which happens during the 1st month of the year.   The Bible also says that soon after Mary received the news from Gabriel she went right to Elizabeth’s house to help her with her pregnancy – Elizabeth was beyond pregnancy age and her husband Zachariah was completely mute – Gabriel sensed unbelief in Zachariah after he heard about Elizabeth giving birth.  Mary stayed with Elizabeth for 3 more months (November/December) and return home. After Mary returned home in November/December we can assume the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and initiated her pregnancy. A side bar: to me it’s ironic that God would impregnate Mary during the winter months which is normally called baby making time. Nine months after this probable conception Jesus our Savior is born. (August/September/October)  It’s obvious that the Bible talks more about the death of Jesus than His birth. If God orchestrated Jesus’ birth the way He normally does then Christ was probably born during the seventh month – around the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. The number 6 is man’s number of creation while 7 is God’s spiritual number of completion. Christ was spiritually complete b/c He was filled with the Holy Spirit at birth but yet He was a flesh and blood human. There’s more indication that Christ was born during the time of the fall Feast b/c the “hotel”/inns were overbooked and the night air was still comfortable.  I just don’t see Joseph and Mary going to Bethlehem during the dead of winter to register for the census. Also, I don’t see God putting the burden of having His son circumcised in Jerusalem on the 8th day which would be January 1st – the coldest time of the year. Moreover, during the dead of winter the inns would unlikely be overbooked and I surely don’t see Joseph, Mary and God’s baby staying in a cold manger for 8 straight days. The Bible doesn’t offer many details regarding the birth of God’s Son but Jesus being born during the winter solstice as sanctioned by Sunday churches is an obvious way to placate the solstice/sun worshipping pagans of the early holy roman empire.

 

 

God’s breadth

December 26, 2016

In Gen. 2:7 – God breathed into Adam’s nostrils and gave him the breath of life and he became a living being. The breadth of life was the ability for man to communicate so that words can move the heart. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (Heb. 4:12-13)

What Does God Look Like?

December 26, 2016
   Almost 8 years ago I submitted my first blog. I want to add a writing from one of my Facebook post. After reading the Book of Enoch I decided to look further into the descriptions of God. Almost every human taken to heaven knew they were in the spiritual realm. Paul said he was caught up to the third heaven – paradise – and he heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. Enoch was taken to the first through tenth heaven. The tenth heaven is called Avavoth. Enoch saw God’s house, it was so splendid and big that it was indescribable. The walls and roof looked like fire and rivers of fire surrounds His throne that looks like ICE. God is Self-Eternal, a Consuming Fire – Enoch says “I saw the appearance of the Lord’s face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns. Thus (in a moment of eternity) I saw the Lord’s face, but the Lord’s face is ineffable, marvelous and awful, and very very terrible. And who am I to tell of the Lord’s unspeakable being, and of his very wonderful face?” In the bible, His head and hair was white like snow and His face shone like lightning and the sun in all its brilliance. His arms, legs and feet are like the gleam of burnished bronze and His eyes are like flaming torches. His voice can sound like the voices of multitudes, rushing water, trumpets, or a whisper. God’s aura is a rainbow whereas the aura of humans is a vibe or a smell. His linen is white and clean with a sash or belt made of the finest gold around His waist. His eyes are too pure to look at evil and His Spirit is everywhere. Almost every human has imagined God to look a certain way. The majority of humans have trouble describing God and His dwelling b/c most have never entered God’s Spiritual Realm or the Holy of Holies. Love is in the Air!!