26th November 2011, hej
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5) The Kings
Saul, the first king, is not recorded as making any prayers, when in distress he did not wait for Samuel and rather then praying, he offers instead the sacrifice Samuel was to make.
His son Jonathan has a different spirit and Yahweh hears him when he speaks. Here he without any support but an armour bearer and his faith in Yahweh thinks to take on a whole garrison of the Philistines,
And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, “Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that Yahweh will work for us: for there is no restraint to Yahweh to save by many or by few”.
And his armour bearer said unto him, “Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart”.
Then said Jonathan, “Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them. If they say thus unto us, 'Tarry until we come to you'; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them. But if they say thus, 'Come up unto us'; then we will go up: for Yahweh has delivered them into our hand: and this shall be a sign unto us.
And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines ..the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armourbearer, and said, “Come up to us, and we will shew you a thing”. And Jonathan said unto his armourbearer, Come up after me: for Yahweh has delivered them into the hand of Israel. (1Samuel 14:6-12)
There was a great victory to Israel that day despite a lack of swords.
It was the team matriarch's 75th Birthday and I thought what can I give? What would be the Greatest Gift to someone we love?
Many Christians might prefer to call the great and mighty God of Israel “Father”, without fully understanding what it means.
This article was born as it was found that the Greek word from which we have philanthropy, philanthropos, only occurs once in the Bible, with the noun form philanthrōpia occurring only twice. Even more intriguing we found that much is said about 'philadelphia' the Greek word for brotherly love.
It was written that,
For I will lay the land most desolate.. and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through. (Ezekiel 33:28)
This article is written in thanks to Yahweh for help given in modern medicine, and for a measure of healing. The writer, unknown to herself, had heart failure. It seemed like pneumonia, as one of the symptoms is retention of water in the lungs and elsewhere, and then the feet began weeping the fluid through open sores. We trusted and prayed for help. Medical help was given from of all things, results from a test not done correctly. She has been helped much. We thank Yahweh. Also it is soon Thanksgiving in the USA.