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Friday, July 31, 2009

Dancing With God

I received this poem from my sister, Debbie - it's about Guidance - the dancers in the pictures are my sister's daughters - my nieces..... says the proud aunt...

When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.
I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness
from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".
"God, "u" and "i" dance." God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.
Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
and mercies are upon you on this day and every day.
May you abide in God, as God abides in you.
Dance together with God, trusting God to lead
and to guide you through each season of your life.
This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached.
If God has done anything for you in your life,
please share this message with someone else...
Interceding in prayer is one of the best gifts we can receive.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards; so let's continue to pray for one another.
And I Hope You Dance !

May God Bless you always.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Let Me Gossip In Your Ear..

One of the things I am having a difficult time teaching my daughter is the difference between gossip and conversation..... She was telling me the other day that she NEVER gossips... so I asked her about the time she told everyone that so and so's dad was a drug dealer... She tells me (this is just so classic) I did not tell EVERYONE..... I just told my friends!!

As a thirteen year old she is running across a lot of stories told to her by different friends... and my very naive daughter believes what people tell her... well everyone other than her parents that is... When I have given her examples of the damage gossip had done when I was a kid - her eyes glazed over... I have brought out numerous Bible verses and again that did not enlighten her... She's a teen and knows more than the Bible and her mom... that's just the way it is right now..... until.... the gossip is about her....

People can be mean... I was just going to say teenagers can be mean... but we live in a mean world where gossip is everywhere.... There's a line in one of my favorite movies - "Never Been Kissed" that comes to mind..... You hurt others because it makes you feel better... And
that is so very true... When a gossip is tearing down someone it makes them feel better... makes them feel superior....some people thrive on this and look for opportunities to destroy others.. I tell my daughter to beware... not to confide in others unless she wants everyone to know what she is saying.... in the real world there are very few secrets... especially in the teenage world...

Many a friendship has been ruined over a misunderstanding that started with gossip.. people tend to believe the worst about others... no wonder the tabloids are huge money makers. Simply put gossip is repeating something one heard in confidence or saying something that can hurt or destroy someone.... Gossip is NEVER good...

Proverbs 22:23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Never Talk About Religion And Politics

One of the things my mother in -law likes to say is: Never talk about religion and politics because someone is bound to get mad.... A very true statement.. Those are two subjects that people just get real heated about.. I really don't understand why.... okay maybe I But as many of you know, I have very strong opinions about my faith... very strong... and thankfully many of my friends and readers of this blog agree with my beliefs.. I have had a few people comment their opposing views... a few atheists have commented...thinking I was crazy to believe in God...and that's okay and recently a Jehovah's Witness made his beliefs known and again - I welcome the comments. The only thing I ask is to comment respectfully whether our beliefs are on the same page or not. I appreciate the respect I have been given.. thank you.

A while back, I joined a women's group on Face book. It's a group of women who are Conservative Christian Republicans.. I read a few of the descriptions and I liked what I read so I joined to make new friends and connections.... after all, that is what Face book is suppose to be all about, is it not? Right away two very interesting women invited me to be their friends on FB and I accepted.. I have very much enjoyed reading their updates about their faith, family, and their political beliefs.... About a month ago, an older gentleman requested my friendship on FB - I checked and he was "friends" with one of the ladies I have grown to admire... so I thought he must be a nice man.... oh boy was I wrong....

This man (who is the complete opposite of a gentleman) claimed to be a political writer... he claimed to be a conservative Christian man.. a husband... a grandfather to many.... This man posted the most hateful and racist things I have ever seen.... He would post a picture of President Obama in a purple pimp suit and just say the worst kind of comments..... I deleted this man... this father... this grandfather... there is NO WAY I could be friends with him.... What is sad to me is that some people get so caught up in proving others to be wrong... that they themselves turn out to be the wrong ones... the inappropriate ones.... and they have gone too far.

I pray that people can come together with opposing views and respect one another. I pray that in all that we do and say that we bring glory to God... That is what are main objective should be... glorifying God... not tearing down our President... not tearing down others' beliefs...not ripping apart others' faith..... We need to respect and love one another regardless of our opposing or agreeing beliefs.... because if we don't there is no way we can gain peace...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jesus - the Archangel Michael?

I am sure I have talked about my friend Diane in a blog or two... Diane has been coming to my home for about 15 years.. She is a very nice woman and has offered on several occasions in the past to have a Bible study here at my home... About 14 years ago - I took her up on her Bible study... and that one study helped me to be interested in my Bible again.... I don't think that Diane's motive was to get me to read my King James Bible but to listen to her interpretation of her bible - the bible that has been translated to sound much like my Bible but the meaning in hers is much different..... Her version is the Jehovah's Witness version.... her belief is that the elders in her church translated the bible more accurately than us Christians...

Did you know that Jesus is A SON OF GOD... NOT THE SON OF GOD?.. at least that is what the Jehovah Witnesses want us to believe..... They also believe that 144,000 witnesses are going to Heaven and the rest of the devote witnesses look forward to surviving "Armageddon and live in a endless life on paradise earth. The witnesses who are left on Earth do not feel they are worthy enough to be with God... I personally am looking forward to the day that I can talk one of one - face to face with Jesus.. I know because I am forgiven that Jesus loves me so much that He wants me up there with Him... one day after my purpose here on earth is complete....

In the mid -1960's, The Watchtower (the Jehovah witness publication) predicted that Armageddon would occur in 1975 and that it would be the end of the current world... Of course when this did not pass - the Watchtower denied that they taught this... predicted this.. ( I have personally seen the Watchtower literature from that time and yes they did predict Armageddon - many many many times..)The Watchtower blamed overenthusiastic members...

Over the years the Watchtower and Jehovah's Witness leaders, founders, and/or elders have made some doozie predictions... The founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Charles Taze Russell did not like the various Christian doctrines when he was a teenager - he especially did not like the idea of Hell so he decided that a) there is no Hell, and 2)that the Armageddon will happen in 1914 along with Christ's thousand year rule on earth... When 1914 came and went with nothing happening.. he changed it to 1915. again of course this prediction did not come to pass - he died in 1916.. Along came other leaders of the Jehovah's Witness and each leader had their own little spin... their own predictions... The End of the World is soon... What I find funny and sad is that the Watchtower put a spin on the failed prophecies.. The Watchtower claims that Jesus came invisibly in 1914.... or they say that 1914 was the beginning of the end of the world... As the years went by The Watchtower changed the meaning of their translations... and decided to avoid embarrassment by stating that the Armageddon is postponed indefinitely...

In addition to the Watchtower's crazy predictions their basic teachings are so far out there that I would laugh if it were not true that many people are mislead... it is very sad... The basic premise of our Christian belief is denied by Jehovah's Witnesses - they teach that Jesus was Jehovah God's first created being... They do not believe that Jesus is God... the Holy Spirit is God... that the trinity is real.... They believe that Jesus was the incarnation of Michael the archangel.. according to them they said that Christ resumed the name Michael when He ascended to Heaven after His resurrection.... No where in the Bible does it say this!!!! The Bible clearly teaches us that Christ is the SON is eternal, creator, and God....

There are so many other crazy beliefs that it would take more than this blog can handle... This is a subject that is close to my heart... I love my friend Diane.. I pray that her eyes are opened to the truth before it's too late.. We need to pray for this cult... yes it is a cult... Many of the followers have no idea what the truth is.... it is up to us to help them... whether by prayer, testimony, or maybe a Bible study... who knows.. It's up to God to change them... but He has told us to plant the seeds... are planting?

"I and the Father are one." 31The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?" 33The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God," (John 10:30-33)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Friend Connie

Be Still, And Know That I am God - Psalms 46:10

What a powerful verse, don't you think? Be Still and Know I am God.. know that I love you... know that I AM in Control... know that I KNOW.. everything....

My friend Connie recently adopted this verse as her life verse in this season of her life... She told me that she has come to realize that God is definitely in control.... and she has seized to worry about life. She has left it in God's hands... and she trusts in Him and knows she will be taken care of.

Every believer has a vital role that has been assigned to us by God Himself. That is why we should never boast in what we do nor think too little of ourselves. Each one of us is important to God and has a mission to accomplish here on earth....

Connie is a person that had the gift of teaching and of extraordinary faith - she is an inspiration to me.... She never brags about all that she does for her different ministries.. she just goes about God's work and is happy doing it.... I have learned so much from her and I look forward to seeing her soon...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Received A Note Today....

Today I received a note in the mail. It was a note from friend telling me that I am in her prayers this week.. This Friday marks the one year anniversary of my dad's death. When I read the card with her encouraging words - I had to pause and give thanks to God... Thanks to Him for blessing me with friends who are encouragers... friends that love me and bless me everyday...

It may surprise you that I am naturally an introvert - I have a very hard time talking to people in a public forum... sure I can write this blog and I can write from my heart... because I feel safe in this environment... but... Putting myself out there - out in the open is terrifying to me... But I know that God has called me to go out into the world... to get out of my comfort zone... make myself available to others.. Be a part of a group of women in ministry... He has called me to stop just talking about glorifying Him... but to put my words to actions.... Let my actions glorify Him... Let my obedience glorify Him... Let my "putting myself out there" glorify Him... and because I choose to be a follower of Christ - I am continually being blessed..... Today, it was a note from a friend...

With most of my correspondence over the world wide web - I had forgotten the joy of actually getting a letter in the mail.. When I saw the envelope among my advertisements and bills - it brought a spark of joy to my heart... It is amazing that one simple card can have that affect on me and I believe others feel the same way when they receive a card too. It says that someone took the time to put pen to paper for me... someone stopped and thought about me.... Today, I feel loved and special... the picture is the card - isn't it pretty?

1 Thessalonians 5:11,14 Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing... We urge you,... encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Christians Are Not Perfect

Recently I was in a discussion with someone I care about.. She is not a Christian and is very quick to pass judgement on Christians... saying things like "Most Christians are mean and disrespectful" or "Yeah right, He was born of a Virgin".... and the one that made my own jaw hit the ground was when she said, "Jesus was a guy - he had to have had sex.. who cares if he wasn't married" The weird thing about these comments is that she meant them... believes them....

In our recent conversation - she was in attack mode... We were talking about how she believed that my youngest daughter was disrespectful to her grandmother when she visited for a week a little while back.... She goes on to say.. "Yeah, your daughter won most Jesus like (it was really most Christ like - but any hoo) and she's disrespectful.... that's why I don't trust Christians".... granted my kid is eleven and she was homesick... I don't wear blinders to my kids' faults.. but in my daughter's defense there were many factors... mostly a grandmother who had her list of things to do... and two kids who had no interest to do the things on the list.... For example - taking a tour of a dump site - not on their top ten.... I understand that grandmother wanted to do something interesting and I also understand that she only had their best interests at heart... but grandmother did get a little immature in her comments and actions... no one is perfect.... but we love and we should love well.. Both sides grandparents and children should have shown respect and love..... and forgiveness...

When I was being attacked because of my Christianity and my kids.... - I did not defend myself.. I did not defend my kids... I just listened - because I knew whatever I might say would only hit closed ears.... and a closed heart..... when I hung up the phone - I thought of a good analogy that I want to share with her one day.

This is what I will say, "You know how you are the parent to two young children.. Your two girls are not obedient... they don't listen to you... they throw temper tantrums.. but they love you because you are their mother.. When your girls get older they will become more obedient - you hope, and your relationship will be better... When your girls become adults your relationship can be be wonderful if you were a loving parent who raised your girls with values, love, understanding.... and obedience... This is much like the relationship between a Christian and God.... If we are not obedient to God's word then yes, we can give Christians a bad name... But if a person reads the Bible and follows The Word - you will see what a Christian, a follower of Christ is really like... but because not all Christians are obedient and ALL Christians are human with worldly wants.... we are far from perfect..... You should expect love from a Christian but not be surprised when you don't get it.... just like a child.. one minute your daughter is on your lap giving love and the next minute she's pinching her sister.... we are ALL children of God with our imperfections.. Oh and one more thing...... Anyone can say they are a Christian... many people do..... but they have no idea what being a Christian really is....."

John 15.12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Differences In Religion Are Not So Different

When I was a little girl - I was baptized in the Catholic Church... My father was raised Catholic and mom later converted. Then - my parents decided to try the Baptist Church.. - my aunt went there and so we did.. I do not remember much about that - it only lasted for a short time. I do know that my dad did not like it.. He liked his beer and this Baptist Church was against drinking. Many a time a deacon would show up at our home and my dad would scare them away... or offer them a beer.. thinking about it, I have to laugh... My dear dad, bless his soul was an ornery cuss....

When I was in junior high and high school - my parents had stopped going to church.. I would go to different youth groups with friends and my sister, Debbie. Debbie was nine years older than me and already out of the house. She had become a Christian in high school and would take me along to her studies on occasion.. I also had a neighbor that went to a Baptist church and I loved hanging out with the high school group....

When I started college - I joined a sorority and many of the girls were Catholic. So on Saturday nights (before we went out partying) we went to Mass - no way would Sunday work with the hangovers... What I loved about Mass was it was always the same.... The same prayers... the same.. order... and the church was always so pretty.. I would walk into a Catholic church and I felt like I was walking on Holy ground.. There was a message that the priest taught one night - and to this day I still remember over twenty -three years later.. It was about forgiveness. He told a story about a woman who's daughter was murdered... and after the trial and after some time.. This mother visited her daughter's killer and forgave him.. forgave him completely... I remember thinking to myself that I want to be that kind of person - someone that can forgive completely - no matter the circumstances....

I slowly stopped going to church for a while.... After I was married - Dusty and I started attending a Baptist church... I immediately developed relationships with several of the people in the congregation.. I felt like I was home... I love studying the Bible... I love to worship.... I love having a real and satisfying relationship with Jesus..

The point of this story is this - Whatever church I attended - I knew God was with me. I knew He was pleased.. I was being wrapped in His word and in His grace.. I truly do not believe that God cares what church you attend... He just wants a relationship with us... He wants to be the center of our lives... He wants us to feel and know His love up close...

Yes, there are differences in religions. But if you believe Jesus is THE ONE AND ONLY SON OF GOD AND THAT HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS.... we're pretty much on the same page. If you believe BY GRACE ALONE WE ARE SAVED - AND IT IS NOT EARNED... we are on the same page... We need to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.. and we will be forgiven...

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’”

There must be tolerance between religions because you might be surprised on how close we really are and surprisingly many of us are completely on the same page.... God is Good... God is Good - All the Time...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Who Are We To Judge Michael Jackson

Today the world said good bye to Michael Jackson... A father, a son, and a brother... I hate that he is gone.. I hate that some people joke about his life.... thinking it funny to say jokes about little boys.... I don't know if he was guilty of those things.... the legal system declared him innocent - and if he is guilty...he is standing before God now.... It is not for us to judge.

It breaks my heart to hear and read such hateful comments about Michael - especially from people who claim to be followers of Christ... Is it okay to mourn the loss of a "saved" person and then turn around and make judgments and say awful mean spirited things about someone you find to be morally not your equal? We are ALL sinners.. we are all not morally equal to what God wants for us... So how can someone who claims to love Jesus turn around in the same breath and rip apart a person who may not be a Christian... who may have done bad things... That is two faced... the old saying comes to mind... "Hate the sin... Love the sinner" Does God not tell us to Love one another...? Are we practicing love when we say hateful things?

As a parent listening to his young daughter talk about her daddy just makes me cry... He was loved by three young children... his children... their daddy... and joking about his eccentric life - I think it is simply cruel.. We need to go beyond that.. We need to show compassion... We need to lift these three children to God.... we need to pray for their joy.... their sadness... their future. We need to remember that he was loved... and today there are three more orphans in the world...

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Rapture Fact Or Fiction

Yesterday I was browsing through Facebook and ran across a Christian friend's status. In the status he said that he does not "Buy into the whole Rapture thing" - immediately several friends including a couple of pastors made their comments known. Two pastors basically asked what is there to buy into? It's in the Bible... in 1 Thess. 4:13-18... I even put my two cents in - that yes the Rapture is in the Bible.... I also used 1 Thess 4:17. I also took it one step further - talking about the Greek word harpazo which means to be "snatched away violently." The Latin equivalent of harpazo is the verb, "to take away by force" In the Latin Vulgate, one of the oldest Bibles in existence, the appropriate tense of rapio appears in verse 17. Raptus is the past participle of rapio. Our English words "rapt" and "rapture" stem from this past participle. Although "rapture" is not in the King James Bible, the basic word does appear in the Latin Vulgate

What really surprised me was that after two pastors with their degree in theology explaining that yes The Rapture is in the Bible... my friend basically came back with comments - like I'll stick to my beliefs... or the rapture is a theory from the 1800's... or my favorite was the comment that he was going to stick to the idea that the Rapture is a theory because the "Majority" of Bible Scholars think it is... The truth is about 85 percent of Christian theologians and Christians who have studied the Bible (as opposed to just reading) believe in the Rapture and the Tribulation.

My friend used the theory presented by theologian J.N.Darby around 1830 and is based on the alleged prophetic vision of a 15 year old Scottish girl named Margaret Macdonald... my friend also claimed that the Rapture was not taught before the 1800's... again with all due respect to my friend... that is completely untrue... It has been discovered by several Bibical scholars not only was the rapture taught and spoken about before the 1800 - it was written about before 700 A.D. by a Greek Orthodox theologian name Ephraem.... and as a side note the vision of the little girl named Margaret was about Post-tribulation Rapture - stating that the Holy Spirit would protect the Church... I personally agree with the Post-Tribulation... she was basing her thoughts and visions on the rapture that was already in the Bible.. on the big question that is still going on today... Will Jesus snatch up (rapture) His Church before or after the Tribuation? And to finalize this idea - No biblical scholars or Christian theologians rely on Macdonald's vision to support any view of the Rapture...

What is The Rapture?

The Rapture is when Jesus Christ snatches (harpazo, rapio, raptus) His Church out of this world.. The rapture and the second coming are two completely different things.... During The Rapture, Jesus is taking His people - the true believers and saints up to Heaven....

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Paul said, "Behold, I show you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye." You won't even realize it's happened until it's all over. Suddenly, you are in the presence of Jesus with all His church.... Suddenly aka snatched.... something happening so fast...

When Will the Rapture Happen?
Jesus does say that no man knows the day or hour... but He also says that when it happens you should not be surprised... the signs that have been foretold. Since Jesus ascended to Heaven - there have been many groups that believed the Rapture was coming soon.. some have placed dates... some have gone into the wilderness waiting.. Of course, every prediction has been wrong... but that has not stopped others from making their predictions... Matthew 24:36 However, no one knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in Heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows...

I believe that the Rapture is a fact - not a theory from someone in the 1800's. I believe that one day - I will be before Jesus in a blink of an eye.... what a day that will be!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Trusting God With My Kids.....

I often times find myself having a difficult time allowing my kids to have the freedoms that many of their peers have. Many of my daughters friends' parents drop off their daughters at the movies, the mall or the beach and pick them up at a scheduled time or when the daughter calls for pick up.. I'm sorry - but I really do have issues with some of that... When I go to the movies, there are a bunch of teenagers just hanging out... walking around the place.. getting into trouble.. I am a firm believer that hanging out at malls or the movie theater/mall is just opening the door for trouble.. Going to the beach scares me too.. There are a bunch of weirdos out there...and my oldest loves to boogie board.. I am beginning to warm up to the idea of dropping my kid off for the movies - on one condition. I drop off in time to buy a ticket and go in and I or her friend's parent picks up just as the movie lets out.. No walking around.. I am still in the thinking stages on this one.. I am praying for knowledge, trust, and peace on this.

I am one of those mothers that is a big fat scaredy cat... I hate hate hate having my children out of my sight... I need to trust God more... I know the world can be a big scary place and because of my fear.. my kids are starting to become fearful and that is something I do not want.. Smart and Aware but not fearful.... I need to trust God to take care of my kids..... I need to give my girls "age appropriate" freedoms... Don't laugh but I have finally allowed my girls to ride their bikes to the park without me.. believe me that's a huge step for me.... my oldest is into running and yes - I am allowing her to do her daily runs... provided she has her "new cell" with her.. Who knew that her cell phone would be a bigger convenience for me than her..

Today I was reading a blog of a dear and beautiful friend of mine. Her twenty year old daughter is in Germany today leading a missions trip in the Muslim community there. This is her daughters third trip but her first as a leader... As I was reading her blog - my first thought was - my friend must be afraid for her daughters safety.... to be so far away in a foreign country... But you know what? My friend wasn't afraid she went so far as to say that she feels peaceful that her child is in the center of God's will.... WOW. I want to be like my friend Roxanna when I grow up.. To trust God enough - to allow my child to go out doing God's work ... so far far far away and feel Peace.. I am prayerful that God will bless me with that kind of peace..

I had one of those experiences today that you get when you pray for God to give you an answer - you open the Bible and there it is.... Here is that verse ( I serve an amazing God) Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Here are couple of others - I liked too

1Peter 1:8 Though you do not see him, you trust him; and even now you are happy

Psalm 33:21 In Him our hearts rejoice, for we are trusting in his holy name.

As a human - I am not perfect.... but I am blessed to a have a Father that knows that and accepts that and everyday promises to help me to become closer to Him and that alone shows me that God alone is worthy of my trust.....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thoughts on Rapture... on Iraq..

I received this email from my friend D'Nese today and I thought I would share it with you. But first - I wanted to give my you know.. I have many of those...

I am a Christian that believes in the rapture. I believe that Christ will one day call up His Church out of the world.. it will happen without warning... without notice..
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Paul said, "Behold, I show you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will be changed (metamorphosis, a change of body) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye." You won't even realize it's happened until it's all over. Suddenly, you're in the presence of the Lord with ALL the church.
I don't know if it will happen in my life time.... Many believe it will.. But then again - after Jesus went back to Heaven - his disciples believed it was going to happen then too.
He will come as a thief in the night.. That is not to say that there are not signs.. there are many... and many are happening today.. right now...


1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq
2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq
4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq
6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel
10. Amos cried out in Iraq
11 Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem
12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace!)
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the 'writing on the wall' in Iraq
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq
17. The wise men were from Iraq
18. Peter preached in Iraq

19. The 'Empire of Man' described in Revelation is called Babylon --which was a city in Iraq

And you have probably seen this one: Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible.

But do you know which nation is second?
It is Iraq !
However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible.
The names used in the Bible are Babylon , Land of Shinar , and Mesopotamia .... The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris And Euphrates Rivers ...

The name Iraq means country with deep roots.
Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible.

No other nation, except Israel , has more history and prophecy associated

With it than Iraq
And also, This is something to think about:

Since America is
typically represented by an eagle.
Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages ...
The following verse is from the Koran, (the Islamic Bible)
Koran ( 9:11 ) - For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle.. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah;
And there was peace.
(Note the verse number!) Hmmmmmmm?!


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