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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The reality is not spoken about...

The real threat to the USA is not the straw men of the media that we are told are after all of us. We give up freedoms to fight these vaporous wispy figments. No the true threat is very real indeed and is stalking us every now and then. One of the most devastating weapons ever devised by man often comes undetected to our shores.

Named Akula, or Shark, this class of Russian fast attack submarine is a true predator of the sea. Measuring more than a football field in length and displacing some twelve thousand tons when submerged, the hunter/killer boast multiple torpedo tubes for the 40 torpedoes on board, rocket launchers, a sonar suite that can detect the minutest sound over vast distances. Carrying a crew of seventy three. http://freebeacon.com/silent-running/

This sub slipped the US Navy for weeks!

New Years Around The Globe

Monday, December 30, 2013

Urgg Argg

Push Back...
"...But until a lone information-technology contractor named Edward Snowden leaked a trove of National Security Agency documents to the media this summer, we didn't know just how much we'd surrendered. Now that we do, our nation can have a healthy debate — out in the open, as a democracy should debate — about how good a bargain we got in that exchange. For facilitating that debate, at great risk to his own personal liberty, Snowden is this column's technology person of the year for 2013."

 "The Associated Press reports: 'The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.' The sites will be in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. They quote Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx saying, 'These test sites will give us valuable information about how best to ensure the safe introduction of this advanced technology into our nation's skies.' This is a first step to allowing commercial drone use."

You have to build your own machine with parts you go to the brick and mortar store to purchase and not mail order if you want your machine to be clean of back doors...
 "A series of servers produced by Dell, air-gapped Windows XP PCs and switches and routers produced by Cisco, Huawei and Juniper count among the huge list of computing devices compromised by the NSA, according to crypto-expert and digital freedom fighter Jacob Applebaum. Revealing a trove of new NSA documents at his 30c3 address (video), Applebaum spoke about why the NSA's program might lead to broader adoption of open source tools and gave a hot tip on how to know if your machines have been owned."

 "The Huffington Post reports, 'Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said Sunday that he used to describe leaker Edward Snowden as a "defector," ... "I think there's an English word that describes selling American secrets to another government, and I do think it's treason," Hayden said ... Some members of Congress have also ... accused him of an act of treason. Hayden said his view of Snowden has grown harsher in recent weeks after reports that Snowden is seeking asylum in Germany and Brazil in exchange for assisting their investigations into NSA programs. Hayden said the NSA is "infinitely" weaker as a result of Snowden's leaks. "This is the most serious hemorrhaging of American secrets in the history of American espionage," he said. "What Snowden is revealing ... is the plumbing," he added later. "He's revealing how we acquire this information. It will take years, if not decades, for us to return to the position that we had prior to his disclosures."' — More in the Face the Nation video and transcript, including discussion of the recent legal decisions, and segments with whistleblower Thomas Drake, Snowden legal adviser Jesselyn Radack, and Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman who recently interviewed Snowden."

 "This then may be the ultimate irony in this surveillance saga. Despite the current flood of protests, recriminations, and embarrassments — and even a bit of legal jeopardy — intelligence services around the world (including especially NSA) may come to find that Edward Snowden's actions, by pushing into the sunlight the programs whose very existence had long been dim, dark, or denied — may turn out over time to be the greatest boost to domestic surveillance since the invention of the transistor."

 Read Your Bible
"The Independent reports, 'Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading ... The new research, carried out at Emory University ... found that reading a good book may cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory. The changes were registered in the left temporal cortex, an area of the brain associated with receptivity for language, as well as the primary sensory motor region of the brain. Neurons of this region have been associated with tricking the mind into thinking it is doing something it is not, a phenomenon known as grounded cognition — for example, just thinking about running, can activate the neurons associated with the physical act of running. "The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist," said neuroscientist Professor Gregory Berns, lead author of the study. "We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else's shoes in a figurative sense. Now we're seeing that something may also be happening biologically."'"


George W. Bush currently has a 49% approval rating, despite, well, history. So why did America fall back in love with him after he left office? The Repackaging of George Bush.

While we are on the subject...The Life Of An Aging Superhero  
Why Superheros wear their underwear on the outside

Current "Viral" data making the rounds on the net

Aimee Semple McPherson

This is the woman who started the era of  the cult of "celebrity" before anyone had even thought of it. She had the first AM radio station that was so powerful that it could reach from LA to the middle of America. Paul Crouch of TBN fame once worked at this station called "The Kings Herald of Faith" KHOF.

She was the first high profile woman in ministry. Today Benny Hinn's style of ministry is a root from her ministry by way of Kathrine Khulman who attended Amiee's ministry as a young woman.

 I have had the privilege of having coffee with a man who used to attend all of her services. He told me that she was a genius at showmanship and won the hearts and minds of everyone in the services. The people were led in worship by someone until at a certain point the lights were lowered and a spotlight would shine on Aimee standing at the top of a circular staircase dressed in white while holding a dozen red roses in her arms as she slowly ascended the stairs. The atmosphere was electric and made a deep impact on those present.

I visited Angelus Temple in 1992 and talked with the then pastor Sanders. He gave me a private tour of the place and shared his knowledge of Aimee with me. At the time I did not know that pastor Sanders was the same man who had outed Brant Baker to Paul Crouch of TBN for being secretly gay. Pastor Saunders gave me some cassettes of Amiee speaking. I since have lost track of them.

What most people do not know is that Pastor Chuck Smith was brought to these Aimee services as a youngster by his parents. He later graduated from her Life Bible College and served in the Four Square Gospel system for the early portion of his ministry.  Kathryn Khulman was there at the same time as Smith.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Just saw "Saving Mr Banks"

 Some friends told us that they had seen this movie and would go see it again.

It was wonderful! My wife and I were surprised at how good it was and were glad we decided to go see it. Now this is what movie making is all about! 5 Stars for Disney from the Sloanes.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Seven 7

Just For Fun...Really.

The Black Ops income source...opps...NASA...(Love the Black ops link...LOL!)"This week, NASA released the results of its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration's (LLCD) 30-day test carried out by its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) that is currently in orbit around the Moon. According to the space agency, the LLCD mission proved that laser communications are practical at a distance of a quarter of a million miles and that such a system could perform as well, if not better, than any NASA radio system."
Nope...ain't ever gonna live in France..."Should YouTube subsidize le cinéma français? France's audiovisual r.egulator thinks so. In a report this week, the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) says that video-sharing websites should be subject to a tax that helps finance the production of French films and TV shows. ... Although the CSA report says that videos posted online by private individuals should not be subject to taxation, it contends that video-sharing sites increasingly have become 'professional' content providers. ... Separately, France is considering a tax on smartphones, tablets, and other devices as another source of revenue for cultural subsidies. The proposed tax would raise an estimated €86 million annually that would be used to finance the 'cultural industries' digital transition,' France's Culture Ministry said at the time."
"Fearing rapidly plummeting sales of traditional laptops and desktop computers — which fell by another 10 percent or so in 2013 — manufacturers are planning a revolt against Microsoft and the Windows operating system, analysts say. At the 2014 CES in Las Vegas, multiple computer makers will unveil systems that simultaneously run two different operating systems, both Windows and the Android OS that powers many of the world's tablets and smartphones, two different analysts said recently. The new devices will be called 'PC Plus' machines, explained analyst Tim Bajarin. 'A PC Plus machine will run Windows 8.1 but will also run Android apps as well,' Bajarin wrote. Another analyst put the threat to Windows bluntly: 'This should scare the heck out of Microsoft.'"
Wow...even though the price tag of my Apple dream machine is way up there...it turns out that it is actually a discounted bargain in reality!"The new Mac Pro is the most powerful and flexible computer Apple has ever created, and it's also extremely expensive — or is it? With a price tag that can climb up around $10,000, Apple's latest enterprise workhorse clearly isn't cheap. For businesses with a need for all that muscle, however, is that steep price justifiable or is there a premium 'Apple tax' that companies will have to pay? Shortly after the new Mac Pro was finally made available for purchase last week, one PC enthusiast set out to answer that question and in order to do so, he asked another one: How much would it cost to build a comparable Windows 8 machine?"
Yoga for the face?Jack was doing it way before she could walk...Nothing new under the sun
He gives Bible Studies while on the road on a motorcycle...no really.Now that is cool. He is truly unique.  Some people think he is bad. Even this Wiccan ( Expletive warning) dislikes him.He reacts in defense, his links:

All about Wicca and Paganism links below
Great video on TaliforGod.com channel below
Great video on Foolforalifetime channel at:
Great video about wicca by www.JBBRemerton.com
The radio program all about wicca and paganism below:

Thursday, December 26, 2013



I recently took a walk at this bluff where I shot the pictures for this video. The city had ruined it with signs and fencing and turned it into an 'official' park. Today it is not green like it was in my video. There are no pools of water and there are not plants everywhere. A sadness came over me as I walked around there. We had the driest winter on record thus far and it showed. I am blown away by how many people have viewed this video, 11, 697 views to date.

I love clouds, something we rarely see these days now that there is geoengineering programs above us. But in the days of my youth there were big billowy fluffy clouds gently floating by overhead. Today all we get to see is the aftermath of the massive chemicals being sprayed globally. Few clear blue sky days anywhere on the globe. Sunny southern California has fewer sunny days. Most days might start out clear but by noon the spray program has the sky ruined with a sickly dinge of wispy man made crap.


I had a lot of freedom growing up in the 50's and 60's. My friends and I only had one requirement from our parents and that was to be home before the street lights came on. But when my own son was growing up I curbed his freedom. And now today parents are even less likely to allow their children freedom...
"Wired presents this damning perspective on so-called social media addiction: 'If kids can't socialize, who should parents blame? Simple: They should blame themselves. This is the argument advanced in It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd. Boyd ... has spent a decade interviewing hundreds of teens about their online lives. What she has found, over and over, is that teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. But adult society won't let them. "Teens aren't addicted to social media. They're addicted to each other," Boyd says. "They're not allowed to hang out the way you and I did, so they've moved it online." It's true. As a teenager in the early '80s I could roam pretty widely with my friends, as long as we were back by dark. Over the next three decades, the media began delivering a metronomic diet of horrifying but rare child-abduction stories, and parents shortened the leash on their kids. Politicians warned of incipient waves of youth wilding and superpredators (neither of which emerged). Municipalities crafted anti-loitering laws and curfews to keep young people from congregating alone. New neighborhoods had fewer public spaces. Crime rates plummeted, but moral panic soared. Meanwhile, increased competition to get into college meant well-off parents began heavily scheduling their kids' after-school lives.'"

 All of us have had the ability to take pictures on phones, video cameras, ipads and other means for quite some time now. One thing that we all deal with is the enormous amount of pictures we have ended up with. And then there is all the stuff on our computers over the years. So it is something that we can relate to when we hear that now the NSA is drowning in data. When you seek to play God and try real hard to know everything there is to know about everyone, you are bound to come to the realization that your collecting way too much useless data....

"Some of the documents released by Mr. Snowden detail concerns inside the NSA about drowning in information. An internal briefing document in 2012 about foreign cellphone-location tracking by the agency said the efforts were 'outpacing our ability to ingest, process and store' data. In March 2013, some NSA analysts asked for permission to collect less data through a program called Muscular because the 'relatively small intelligence value it contains does not justify the sheer volume of collection,' another document shows. In response to questions about Mr. Binney's claims, an NSA spokeswoman says the agency is 'not collecting everything, but we do need the tools to collect intelligence on foreign adversaries who wish to do harm to the nation and its allies.'"

"The Associated Press reports that the Houston (Texas) Police will be adding 180 surveillance cameras in the downtown area, bringing the total to close to 1000. While most cover public areas (stadiums, theater district) the police suggest that Houston also has more 'critical infrastructure' (energy companies) than other cities. Interestingly AP points out that 'Officials say data is not kept to determine if the cameras are driving down crime.' Didn't London face the same issue?"

 "If John Madden steps outside on February 2, looks down, and doesn't see his feet, we'll have 6 more weeks of Pro football." -- Chuck Newcombe

 The future of the internet for 2014? 

"Two big shifts happened in the American cellphone industry over the past year: Cellular networks got faster, and smartphone screens got bigger. In the United States, consumers used an average of 1.2 gigabytes a month over cellular networks this year, up from 690 megabytes a month in 2012, according to Chetan Sharma, a consultant for wireless carriers, who published a new report on industry trends on Monday. Worldwide, the average consumption was 240 megabytes a month this year, up from 140 megabytes last year, he said."

 TIL England built an underground city in the 1950s to house 4,000 key government employees in case of a nuclear strike, complete with 60 miles of roadways, an underground lake to provide fresh water and a railway to transport the Royal Family. It was not revealed to the public until 2004.


O Lord Help Us

A recent hack-job "study" declaring all multivitamins to be completely useless has been exposed as nothing more than drug industry propaganda following the revelation that not only were the vitamins used in the study synthetic, but the study itself was backed and funded by Big Pharma. And one of the vocal proponents of this so-called study, TheWeek.com, obviously fell hard for the swindle, failing to identify the role that drug profiteer Paul Offit played in spearheading the media blitz of this latest edition of pure junk science.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043318_Big_Pharma_TheWeekcom_anti-nutrition_propaganda.html#ixzz2oXpbd3Ib

Tampering With The Engines Of Creation

On any given day you can walk outside where ever you are and you will most likely see the skies above you being sprayed with deadly toxins to all life forms on earth.

One day I got a rare sight in my own back yard. The suns rays coming through my tree were catching the chemtrail particles drifting down. I ran into the house and got my camera and captured what I was seeing, here is that video... (The sound in the background is a nearby landscape water feature)

Every day unmarked jets fly high above our heads and release an aerosol spray into the upper atmosphere. This aerosol consists of ultra fine, toxic nano particulates made up of aluminum, barium and other heavy metals. These metal particulates are sized in the 10 nanometer range. Their microscopic size insures that with every breath we breathe, we're inhaling toxic metal particles which are extremely damaging to our health. There is no question that geoengineering poses a threat to all human, animal, and plant life on earth. Here is another video of the particles in bright light taken in Germany. And another video taken in France.

Man is altering the natural cycles of the earth and has no clue to what they are disrupting. All of the rapid changing of the temperatures around the globe and the acidifying of the oceans and the shredding of the ozone layer along with 20% of the Sun's light not reaching the planet due to the global dimming are harming the trees, the lungs of the earth. Man is messing around with the natural feed back loops that Almighty God has set in motion in Genesis. The future is bleak. Extinction of the animals and creatures of the earth is accelerating. Geoengineering needs to stop. The depletion of the fish of the oceans will cause the loss of this important food source.  "Those behind the spraying of our skies are clinically insane!"

One of the most damaging side-effects of stratospheric geoengineering (chemtrails) is the damage they do to the protective layers of atmosphere that surround the earth. Our ozone layer and ionosphere are literally being "shredded" by aerosol spraying every day. This creates a multitude of light spectrum and UV radiation problems for all living organisms that reside on planet earth. The ozone layer of our planet protects us from solar radiation; when its integrity is compromised, all living organisms are exposed to dangerous levels of radiation.

UV radiation levels are increasing dramatically around the globe. This is the reason why the sun seems to feel "too hot" on exposed skin in a short amount of time. Our skin was not designed to be exposed to this amount of UV radiation, nor were our visual processing systems.

At this juncture we must examine how solar light affects quality of life. Under an ozone layer that is being systematically destroyed every day, the quality of life for all living organisms cannot go anywhere else but down. Indeed, if geoengineering continues, we will undoubtedly experience increasingly frequent health-related ailments and irritants, and the quality of life on earth will continue to decline.

Statistical evidence shows that lung issues such as asthma and COPD have risen considerably over the past two decades. While there may be a few factors behind this, hardly anyone includes chemtrails as one of them.

Scientists and governments have allowed some "limited hangouts" (partial disclosures) on chemtrails or stratospheric geo-engineering, framing it as "experimental." They openly discuss geo-engineering as "potential" solutions for weather control and protection against global warming.

Apparently, they've been doing a lot of open "experimenting" since the early 1990s. They don't really have to deny much. There's plenty of denial from those on the ground who don't look up to see anything different. Or upon noticing chemtrails, they will argue that they are contrails.

The obvious differences between chemtrails and

Contrails appear from aircraft propulsion systems of all types at stratospheric altitudes, 30,000 to 40,000 feet up. They are exhaust vapors that become ice crystals in high altitude, low pressure frigid air.

Contrails are harmless and dissipate quickly. They don't linger. They usually extend from 20 to 50 plane lengths behind the aircraft. They are very white and somewhat thinly textured. Sometimes high altitude planes can be seen as silver specks without any trail at all. Chemtrails, however, are very different.

Chemtrails often extend from one horizon to the other. They tend to be thicker and wider than contrails, and their white plumes can be tainted with slight discolorations. Chemtrails linger for hours or whole days.

They tend to fan out and mingle with themselves or actual clouds, forming larger clouds or a haze that covers the sky. At higher ground levels, they can be observed drifting downward to earth.

Their paths do not correspond with normal commercial airline flight paths. They often turn around and continue their smoky plumes. Sometimes they will create grid patterns or Xs. See examples here (http://youtu.be/eEFITGpXwZk).

Do you recall meeting other aircraft while on a commercial flight, and deviating from the prescribed route to doodle in the sky with the other planes? Of course not. Chemtrails are usually emitted by non-commercial planes.

Back on the ground

Several sky watchers throughout the world have had residue samples analyzed after collecting them in water containers, air traps, and on shrubbery twigs. They have all come up with two common elements: barium and aluminum.

Barium is very toxic. Reportedly, it was sprayed from aircraft during Gulf War I to weaken the enemy on the ground. Some consider barium salts more toxic than lead. It affects the lungs directly.

Aluminum is a toxin that leads to dementia and neurological diseases. The nasal passages and lungs enable aluminum to have easy entry into our blood streams and affect tissues, including the heart and brain.

Even if not breathed in to cause immediate respiratory and other long term health problems, these two metals are absorbed into drinking water and crop soils. Interestingly, Monsanto has recently genetically engineered an aluminum resistant gene that can be inserted into crop seeds.

A pathogen has been found in some chemtrail analyses. Mycoplasma Fermetens Incognitus, which was observed to be in half the Gulf War Syndrome victims by Dr.Garth Nicholson.

The first thing to do is take time to observe and recognize the differences in aircraft trails. Research more, starting with source links below, while detoxing metals regularly. Then get involved on some level to help curb chemtrail activities.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon, neurotoxin expert and author, recently challenged noted pediatricians to take the same vaccinations they promote for children (http://www.naturalnews.com/035335_vaccines_Dr_Blaylock_children.html).

He admits that at first he was skeptical about chemtrail reports until he began noticing them himself.
Many still deny their existence even when they see them. The deniers usually claim they are contrails, which are ice particles from jet vapors that evaporate quickly and disappear. Conversely, chemtrails linger across the sky and fan out.

Blaylock has become aware of their aluminum content. He explains that aluminum nanoparticles can enter the brain and spinal cord quickly through the lungs and nostrils, adding that nanopartilces are much more inflammatory to tissue than other forms of environmental aluminum.

He sees a connection of chemtrails' aluminum deposits to the rise of neurodegenerative diseases, especially among young people. He's talking about Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's diseases, not autism spectrum disorders from vaccines, which Dr. Blaylock has covered extensively.

Dr. Blaylock also expressed concern over the saturation of plant, crop life, and water with aluminum nanoparticles. He thinks chemtrailing must be curbed before it's too late to minimize the threat of constant aluminum toxicity surrounding us. 

Many realize that aluminum causes neurological damage unless our immune systems can quickly react or if we are able to eliminate the aluminum toxins quickly.

But what if our immune systems are suppressed? That may be the barium salts' purpose in chemtrails. Besides irritating lungs by breathing it and causing serious heart and digestive problems by drinking barium contaminated water, barium can directly diminish the immune system.

Laboratory findings have concluded that barium interferes with our bodies' activation of T-cells, which are the attack cells against pathogenic microbes. If not directly involved with destroying pathogens, T-cells support other immune functions, including the destruction of cancer cells.

Thus chemtrails provide a one-two punch of irritant and immune suppression. There have been occasional chemtrail residue captures from air filters, open water containers, and rain water that don't have as much aluminum, but are heavy with barium.

This allows other chemtrail heavy metals and biological disease agents found in some chemtrail samples to have a field day unless we do everything possible to maintain a strong immune system. 

Interestingly, the Carnicom Institute has found chemtrail samples of diseased dried blood cells along with the major heavy metal contaminants. But we're supposed to believe the "official" limited hangout that chemtrailing is for preventing global warming.

Throughout the world, many curious young and old regular folks, serious amateur scientists, and environmental activists have collected water and air samples after a period of chemtrailing has occurred. The results are almost identical regardless of the locations.

Aluminum, barium, and strontium are found with high levels in all those samples. They are invisible yet are found in water and air samples at ground levels; this means they are infesting plant life and water supplies while we breathe them into our lungs. Breathing in toxins bypasses a considerable amount of our immune systems.

An Arizona resident recently collected certified medical blood test documents from seriously ill Arizonians and sent them to various State and Federal elected officials demanding an investigation. The blood sample documents showed extremely high amounts of either barium or aluminum or both. None of those people worked or had worked with hazardous materials. Some were retired.

Some long time rural residents, away from dense automobile traffic and industry, in California and New Mexico, Canada and elsewhere were noticing hazier skies and fading greenery with waning crops. These were environmentally concerned citizens from all walks of life who started investigating the chemtrail phenomena.

In 2008, the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) sponsored a scientific symposium in San Diego where the prospect of experimenting with aerosol geo-engineering, aka chemtrailing, was discussed. They mentioned spraying aluminum in the stratosphere as a useful sun shield to slow global warming.

What's strange is they were proposing an inexpensive and easy experiment to be considered that had been going on for well over a decade. None of those scientists knew or admitted this. Just as invasions of other nations are covered as humanitarian interventions, chemtrail activity was given its own cover story.

The first step for solving any problem is knowing that it exists. Very few humans look at aircraft activity or weather phenomena with a critical eye. Then it has to be accepted that there is something strange and different about those long, dense trails from high altitude aircraft that linger and billow out.

Observe the difference between contrails and chemtrails with open eyes and an open mind. Research the internet and observe satellite photos of crisscrossing trails. Read about the established flight logs and established commercial aircraft routes that differ from those chemtrail patterns. Use the internet for more information. Wake up Neo!

An expert on climatology speaks out about the geoengineering program...He believes that the earth's natural hydrological cycle needs to be restored. 



Need more document evidence that demands a verdict?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Praying For The Sick

Brant Baker would say, "I have learned to yield to the Holy Spirit. Brant Baker has nothing to offer, it is all Jesus. I am nothing at all. If God can use a nobody like me He can use anybody."

Oral Roberts said. "I have been asked many times what the anointing is. I searched the scriptures for every instance when individuals or groups felt God's anointing. I saw that by experiencing the presence of God, they were able to do mighty exploits for the Lord. I saw, too, that when the anointing of God's Spirit did not rise up in them, they were as ordinary in themselves and in their works as any of us are today. There was no halo around them. They were not superman or super women. Thet were believers but still flesh and blood.

I focused on Luke 4:18, Jesus said to the people in the synagogue in Nazareth,where He had grown up:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor,
He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted,
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised.

The revelation came to me that the anointing is a time when God separates you from yourself and fills you with His glory so that when you speak it's like God speaking, and when you act it's like God acting. You are yourself, but you are not yourself. I mean, you have not taken leave of your senses. Still, you are keenly aware that another self-the Spirit of God Himself-has taken over and is, at that time, in full charge of you, and you are acting under His divine unction or guidance and power from above.

The glory of the Lord that comes upon you at the time of anointing removes all fear, fills you with a holy boldness, and gives you revelational knowledge of how and what to do. It is an incomparable experience. God who is in you is now flowing up by His Spirit from your belly area (your inner being) and giving you a covering that Satan cannot penetrate (see John 7:38-39).

The difficulty that I have when the anointing comes upon me...in the heat of this experience I have an insatiable desire to literally drive the sickness or disease or demon or fear or poverty or any other destructive power out of the person. I confess it is a driving force possessing me far beyond any powers of my own. My normal compassion appears to be multiplied a thousand times. My urgency to rid the person of the tormenting power of Satan almost consumes me.

The tangible presence of God- is not mine. It belongs to God. The prophet Elijah said, "Let God be God" 1 Kings 18:24. That is exactly what I had to learn to do"

God loves us. God will move through each of us.

And these signs shall follow all who believe, they shall lay their hands upon the sick, who will recover.
Mark 16:17

We read the scriptural accounts of healing miracles and we wish Jesus were here to cure the sick in our day and age. With more and more hospitals being built, doctors unable to keep up with the needs of an increasing population, and many illnesses still considered incurable, we could certainly use this charism of healing.

The Good News is, we do have the healing love of Jesus Christ with us today. The gifts of healing manifested by the Lord have been delegated to each person who accepts Jesus as his Savior, believing him to be the Son of God.

Before He was crucified, Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself, he will perform even greater works, because I am going to the Father" John 14:12.

Jesus was telling the disciples that ministering to the blind, the halt and the lame was not going to stop when He was no longer visible. The commission to carry on the healing work was given to "whoever believes in Him. The works would be even greater because they would no longer be performed by one man, but by everyone who professes Jesus as Lord.

Jesus made us extensions of Himself in order that multitudes of people could be touched and cured by His love. He has no hands to lay on the sick but our hands. If, as Christians, we really believe the Lord dwells within us, then it should not come as a surprise that we can pray for the sick and they will be healed. We merely provide the vehicle through which the love of God can shine forth.

Christians are accustomed to thinking that the gift of healing is reserved for certain individuals who receive a supernatural calling from God to go forth and heal. All of us can pray over the sick. Whoever means whoever. "Whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself, he will perform even greater works, because I am going to the Father."

You have been called, you believe in Jesus Christ. So you see, you fit the equation. Conditions are right for you to start praying over the sick with an expectancy to see God heal them. Try it. Go out and pray over sick people and see what takes place.

David Sloane

People did actually get healed at Shekinah Fellowship

God does heal us...

Susan sent me this current update to the story:

"UPDATE: After 30 years, I am still healed of Thrombophlebitis! Praise the Lord! Through God's mercy and Grace, there has never been another
episode of the condition. My Grandmother died of the exact same thing when she was 40 so when I came down with the same condition, I was petrified! I had so much to do with my life! God brought me to
Shekinah Fellowship through their TV show and from that point on, God changed my life dramatically. I will forever be grateful to the Lord
for showing me His wonderful Healing power and Love. Susan Dixon,
October 10, 2006"

This originally appeared in The Shekinah Fellowship Magazine Vol. 2. No. 4 FALL 1976 on page 21

Susan Dixon

After two years of continual throbbing pain in her right leg, Susan Dixon can now testify of God's faithfulness to heal His people.

In October of 1974, Susan was hospitalized for eight days after doctor's found two blood clots in the deep veins of her right leg. The condition is called thrombophlebitis. The clots, discovered through a venogram test, caused a consistent throbbing and swelling. In the hospital, Susan was given massive doses of heparin, an anti coagulant, to thin her blood. For three months after her release from the hospital, doctors prescribed a daily supplement of commadine.

As a result of the painful swelling, Susan became very restricted in her daily movements. She could no longer engage in housework or strenuous sport activities. She constantly had to elevate her leg during working hours.

In February of 1976, Susan returned to the doctors, seeking further relief from the painful thrombophlebitis. She was told that nothing further could be done to alleviate the painful throbbing and swelling.

A few months prior to coming to a Shekinah service in July, God mercifully began to heal Susan of the painful clots. Though the pain gradually lessened and eventually ceased, she was still plagued by the throbbing and swelling.

During the healing service on July 24, Brant, in the word of knowledge, called out a serious phlebitis condition. A worker approached Susan and prayed with her, asking God to complete the healing of the thrombophlebitis condition. He then told her to stand and "stomp" on her right leg. As she did, God instantly touched and healed the painful condition. One week later Susan returned to testify of God's grace in completing her healing. There has been no further swelling or discomfort due to the condition.

Susan no longer needs to wear support hose or keep her leg elevated. She is able to engage in all types of strenuous activities including house-cleaning. In August, Susan and her husband joined the Shekinah Choir and are rejoicing in God's goodness and grace.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Joseph, Mary and Jesus painted by Lonnie Frisbee
The roof of my garage this 2013 Christmas

A good friend just called me and told me that he thought that I had the picture up on my garage all the time...LOL Don't know what gave him that idea?

Made me think that he did not know that we just had Christmas. What I had done was put up a painting of the three wise men in silhouette that I had painted along with my Bethlehem star that I also made for the days leading up to Christmas. 

Then on Christmas morning I leaned the painting of Jesus against my painting, I wanted my neighbors to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. You can see one of the wise men on the right.  The painting that Lonnie Frisbee painted is safely back in my studio after being on display for a day.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


I scored 18% in the @channel4 psychopathic traits test. How psychopathic are you? Take the test http://www.channel4.com/psychopath #psychopathnight
My wife scored 15%.. I guess we are stable old folk. I love being in my 60's!

My Dream Gift...
Like many other review sites, it seems that MacWorld can hardly find enough good things to say about the new Mac Pro, even while conceding it's probably not right for many users. 9to5 Mac has assembled a lot of the early reviews, including The Verge's, which has one of the coolest shots of its nifty design, which stacks up well against the old Pro's nifty design. The reviews mostly boil down to this: If you're in a field where you already make use of a high-end Mac for tasks like video editing, the newest one lives up to its hype.

"Scientists from Edinburgh, Scotland have recently published a study based on 1,000 years of climate data. They have compared the effects of differing factors including volcanic activity, solar activity, and greenhouse gases to find which has the most profound effect on climate. They have concluded that the driving factor since 1900 has been greenhouse gases."

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells...

 Alek Komarnitsky isn't the only one obsessed with Christmas lights. He's quick to point out that the display he assembles and improves each year at his Colorado home (in a "never-ending cycle") isn't the most elaborate in the country by a long shot, even among householders. But most of those other displays, no matter how complex, don't have the feature that's made Alek's an internet draw for many years running: visitors to the site not only get to see a live web-cam view of the system, but can flip the lights on and off themselves, making it a globally accessible interactive system. It's all based on home-grown scripts running on Linux (Alek says it's about as elegant as "duct tape and wire"), running old-school X10 controllers, and — surprisingly to me — the lights are mostly still conventional incandescents, rather than LED. This year, I finally caught up with Alek before Christmas; watch the video below to see our conversation. And even though Alek neither solicits nor wants money from people who like his Christmas display for himself, he does it partly as a benefit for Celiac Disease Research, and anything you give to this worthy cause is appreciated. Update: 12/23 21:21 GMT by T : NOTE: tune in starting around 4 PM Mountain time, and you'll get to see the system lit up.

 Before Proof of Heaven made Dr. Eben Alexander rich and famous as a "man of science" who'd experienced the afterlife, he was something else: a neurosurgeon with a troubled history and a man in need of reinvention

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 2016


Christians believe that the almighty God has visited us, not just through prophets, saints and humanitarian heroes, but through sending his son to be born of a virgin in Bethlehem.

Babies are vulnerable, more helpless initially than any of the animals, without outside care lowly babies can not survive.

So too was the son of God, but every birth inspires hope, even when it is only hope against hope.

As we celebrate again the birth of the helpless newly-born Christ child, we should remember the sick and the sad, the lonely and the angry and reach out to help them.

Jesus was/is about "giving" not taking.
Jesus was/is about "kindness" not greed.
Jesus was/is about "helping" those in need.
Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

All of us here at Shekinah Fellowship desire that you have a blessed Merry Christmas.

Bethlehem Christmas Eve. Sheep grazing on the field of the Shepherds; in the background is the cave.

In 1976 I had stood in the place where Jesus Christ was born.

When Dr. Harte was secretary of the Palestine Y.M.C.A., 1918-1931, he purchased a plot of ground in the valley below Bethlehem which had been traditionally called "The Field of Boaz" or "Shepherds' Field".

There on Christmas Eve, members of the Y.M.C.A. and their friends used to meet for a service which ended with, a supper such as shepherds might have shared.

At this place, away from the crowds that thronged Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity, it was easier to capture the scene of that night when shepherds saw the star that was to lead them to the Child.

This service was discontinued for a few years when the main road to Bethlehem was closed making access to Bethlehem difficult, but with the opening of a new road the service was revived.

 The discovery of a large cave in the field has added to the atmosphere of the place and has provided an excellent background for the service which each year attracts an increasing number of local Christians and tourists.

The sermon is usually given by a visiting minister and local choirs furnish music.

 Sheep are roasted in ovens at the entrance to the cave and timed to be ready when the service ends.

Each worshiper is given a piece of Iamb with freshly baked whole-wheat bread as he enters the cave on his way to an exit on the other side.

I  have been in this cave and have walked in this field of the Shepherds.

When you are standing there in person, you can not help but think that this is the actual location of the birth of Christ.

The gentle incline of the field combined with the wide open view of the sky above sends goose bumps when you ponder this location that took wise men up to two years to locate.

It is almost impossible to dig into the soil of Jerusalem without turning up some evidence of its ancient past.

Thus it is not surprising that when the foundation of the new Y was being laid workmen should come upon a tomb.

 It has been identified as First Century A.D. and it is in an excellent state of preservation.

 The tomb was obviously a private one, it may even have been in a garden.

 In it was found a jar in perfect, or nearly perfect condition.

A visit to the "Tomb in the Basement" may be of interest to you-ask at the desk.

The nearby field of Ruth is traditionally associated with the events of the Old Testament (recounted in the Book of Ruth 1:16).

This area is also believed to be where the Hebrew matriarchs Ruth and Naomi gleaned in the fields behind the harvesters on their way to Bethlehem from Moab (Ruth 2-4).

Ruth married Boaz, and they became parents of Oved, the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of King David, who was born in Jerusalem.

 Thus Bethlehem became known as the "City of David" and it was predicted that the Messiah would be born there (Micah 5:1-5).

The roads descending to the east of Bethlehem lead through the mostly Christian village of Beit Sahour (or Bait Sahur), which includes the Shepherds' Fields: the fields identified since ancient times with the shepherds who saw the Star of Nativity.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." (Luke 2:8-10)

The fertile fields of Beit Sahour are believed to be where this biblical scene took place.

There are two rival locations for the exact site, one run by the Greek Orthodox and the other by the Franciscans.

Both sites have been excavated, and there have been churches and monasteries on both sites since the 4th century or earlier.

This site interested the earliest Christian pilgrims; in 384 the pilgrim Egeria was shown the church called "At the Shepherds" in a valley near Bethlehem.

She reported, "A big garden is there now, protected by a neat wall all around, and also there is a very splendid cave with an altar."

The pilgrim Arculf remarked in 670 that this site was "about a mile to the east of Bethlehem."

 The Orthodox site seems to correspond better with Egregia and Arculf's accounts.

The Greek Orthodox site of the Shepherds' Fields is at Kanisat al-Ruwat in the middle of fields 2 km southeast of Bethlehem.

 The ruins at al-Ruwat include a cave used as a church from the 4th century, of which the barrel-vaulted roof (5th century) still survives.

It is approached by a flight of 21 steps and has three apses with traces of mosaic and old frescoes.

The mosaic floor includes crosses, and therefore must predate 427, when this was forbidden as impious.

The church at al-Ruwat served the Orthodox community from the 5th century to 1955.

 It is the only 5th-century church outside Jerusalem to survive intact.

Above it a Byzantine chapel was built, and was in turn replaced by a larger church, which was then destroyed in 614.

It and a monastery were rebuilt in the 7th century and survived until the 10th century.

Today, a new large church has been built, the 4th-century lower church has been restored, and the remains of the upper church and monastery have been preserved.

About 600m to the north of al-Ruwat is the site the Roman Catholics (Franciscans) identify as the Shepherds' Fields, at Khirbat Siyar al-Ghanim.

Here there is a low natural cave or rock shelter in pleasant surroundings and with a fine view of the hills.

The cave, with soot-blackened roof, has been partly enclosed to make a modern chapel.

Above is a modern church (1954) shaped like a tent and decorated with a bronze angel.

To the north are ruins of a rectangular monastery founded on a site occupied by nomadic shepherds in the 1st century.

An early phase is dated from the late 4th century to the early 5th century and a second phase (which used stones from the original apse of the Church of the Nativity) to the 6th century.

Only the apse of the church survives, and a large lintel decorated with crosses.

The monastery had winepresses, bakery, cisterns and animal pens.

 Scholars tend to believe this was probably not the site described by Egregia, but simply one of many Byzantine monasteries of the Judean desert.

It may have been where Palladius began his monastic life with the miracle-worker Poseidonius in 419. It was not reoccupied after being destroyed by the Persians in 614.

Of course there is also a third site. 

The YMCA of Beit Sahour, east of the town center on the north side of the road, is where many Protestants commemorate Shepherds' Fields.

There is a grove of pines, a cave, and a view toward Jerusalem and the desert.

This is where I personally believe the greatest news event in the history of the world took place.

The Shepherds and the Angels

Luke 2:8-20

8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

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

11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,

18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

"And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David.)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. "-Luke 2:4-7.

"Silent Night" was written by a Catholic priest, Joseph Mohr, pastor in the Austrian Alps in a little town of Oberndorf.

It was Christmas Eve, 1815, when he meditated on the wonderful story of the birth of Christ and wrote the sweet, simple verses of this song.

The next day he took them to the village schoolmaster, an organist, Franz Gruber, who prayerfully put them to music that fits them so quietly and so well.

 And that night they had the choir sing it for the first time with only guitar accompaniment, since the organ had broken down.

 Through the years this sweet song drifted out to the world and now millions of people rejoice as they sing

Silent night, holy night,All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child.

Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,Sleep in heavenly peace.

The name "Bethlehem" means house of bread.

John 6:35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:48I am that bread of life.

Bethlehem is some six miles south and a little west of Jerusalem on the way toward Hebron.

It was the home of David and of Boaz and Ruth before him.

 Micah 5:2 prophesied that the Saviour would be born there: "But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

I think the dear Lord does not want us worshiping a place so He did not let it be settled surely, either the place of the birth of Jesus or the house in which He lived in Nazareth or the place of crucifixion or the tomb in which He was buried.

 All that is left a little unsure lest men should worship as an idol a mere place when the Lord wants us to worship the Savior Himself.

 At least Bethlehem represents the place where Jesus was born, whether we know the exact place or not.

It is true that there was no room for them in the inn.

Does that seem sad?

No, surely that foretold that the Lord Jesus would be a Man of sorrows and He would be acquainted with grief.

 He came to be abused and rejected as well as to save all who would receive Him.

 So Jesus is fitly born in a stable.

Since He is to be "anointed. . .to preach the gospel to the poor. . .to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives," it is suitable that His coming be announced to ignorant shepherds and not in the palaces of the mighty but to the poor.

 But remember, this is a glad time.

Jesus is born to die on the cross, but, oh, praise the Lord He is born!

The shepherds heard the angels say, "I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."

 So it is a joyful, happy time.

So the song very properly says,
"All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and Child."

 Mary is in sweet peace and joy over her God-given Son.

The Baby sleeps peacefully for He is in God's care and has entered His earthy mission.

Psalm 22:9,10 says, "But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly."
And that indicates that even the Baby Jesus was someway conscious that He was from God and that His hope was in God His Father.

 I think I see a bit of a smile upon the face of the sleeping One there in the manger cradle.

"Round yon virgin mother and Child," the song says.

 Oh, yes, Mary is still a virgin.

And the angel had said to Joseph, "Fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost" (Matt. 1:20).

Ah, yes, this Baby Jesus is the "Seed of the woman" which was promised Eve.

This birth of Christ fulfills the promise of Isaiah 7:14, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son." Oh, here is Immanuel, God with us in human form.

 I was shocked the other day looking in a hymnbook and saw that this first verse of "Silent Night," had been wickedly changed, and the unbelieving hand that changed that first verse took out

"Round yon virgin mother and Child," and put other words. Oh, but Mary is a virgin and Christ is God in human form.

Jesus, Baby Jesus, of a virgin mother born, Laid in manger cradle, wrapped in swaddling clothes and warm.

Birth cry in a darkened stable, in the inn no room. Jesus, Baby Jesus, Son of God, to share earth's gloom.

Silent night, holy night,Darkness flies, all is light;

Shepherds hear the angels sine,"Alleluia hail the King!

Christ the Savior is born,Christ the Savior is born."

Yes, suddenly the darkness turns bright as day and the Heaven is filled with glory!

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. "

 It was the Angel Gabriel who had announced to Mary up in Galilee nine months before that she was to be the mother of the Savior.

We suppose this is the same Angel Gabriel bringing glad news.

The "Field of the Shepherds" is not far from Jerusalem, and we suppose it is the same field where the shepherds watched their flocks by night.

 It may be also the same field of Boat where Ruth, the Moabitish young woman who came back to Israel with her mother-in-law Naomi to live under the shelter of God's wings--and there in the field, perhaps, where Ruth gleaned and got acquainted with Boaz.

The announcement is wonderful:

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in, swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."-Luke 2:10-12.

Ah, the Savior is born!

And the angel says they may find Him in the city wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

Then suddenly all the heavenly host filled the skies, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

The shepherds were told they would find the Baby Jesus "wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger," and they went quickly to find Him.

Oh, they believed the story; they were glad to hear it. King Herod heard it and was troubled.

The scribes and Pharisees knew where the Savior should be born and they told Herod it would be in Bethlehem, but they did not heed the glad news brought them by the Wise Men from the east.

But these shepherds were so glad to hear it!

Oh, whoever reads it, be sure you run to see Jesus and know Him for yourself and go away to tell it gladly as they did.

Silent night, holy night,Guiding Star, lend thy light;

See the eastern wise men bring Gifts and homage to our King!

Christ the Savior is born,Christ the Savior is born.

 The Scripture says, "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?

 For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." They are "wise men."

The term reminds us of the wise men, the magi, in the book of Daniel.

 And these are from the east, so if we go back some 500 miles or so to the site of ancient Babylon we find, no doubt, the area from which these wise men came.

They said, "We have seen his star in the east."

 Note carefully, they did not follow the star, traveling all this way.

They had seen the star in the east as a warning, a reminder.

But it seems evident they knew from the book of Daniel that the Messiah would come, and that He would be King of the Jews.

In Daniel 9:25 Daniel had been inspired to write it down, "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times."

And it is interesting that although nearly all the Old Testament is written in Hebrew, certain parts of Daniel, including this part, are written in Chaldaic and so God must have intended that the Scriptures there should be kept in the Chaldean language so they would know about the coming of the Savior.

He is to be a Prince or King and He is to come to Jerusalem.

And we are plainly told that it is to be sixty-nine weeks of years from the time Jews were to go back from captivity until the coming of the Savior.

 So they took what they knew from the Scriptures and then had a sign from God to verify it and they came.

Later they came to Jerusalem thinking the Savior, a King, would be born there.

There scribes and elders told them, as Herod insisted, that the Messiah must be born in Bethlehem six miles away in the city of David and now they came to find it.

But how will they find the house?

 Ah, there is the star. They see it again and it stops over the house where the Child lay and they came in to see the Baby Jesus.

We are told that they opened their treasures and brought forth gold, frankincense and myrrh--gold, no doubt, as a proper tribute for a king and myrrh for the suffering of a Savior as picturing the spices of His burial, and like the bitter herbs with which the Passover lamb was eaten, and frankincense for worship to God, for Christ is God.

Oh, Wise Men, let us kneel beside you by the manger cradle and to Jesus let us open our treasures and bring all we have to the Lord Jesus.

Wise men came to see Him, having seen His star afar, Bro't their gifts of precious gold and frankincense and myrrh. Herod heard, was troubled, could not kill the Holy Child. Jesus, Baby Jesus, King and Priest, and Savior mild.

Silent night, holy night,Wondrous Star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Savior is born,Christ the Savior is born.

There were wonders and marvels to astound the mind and lift up the heart, give a lilt to voices of praise the night Jesus was born.

His birth was itself a miracle. It was good news to all people.  

He is Christ the Savior.

The angels were miraculously present and it was so important that it seems every angel in Heaven wanted to join in the glad refrain, the chant, of peace on earth.

The star was wonderful, too.

 Some think it might have been the conjunction of two of the planets in the heavens that made an extra brightness.

 No, no.
 This was a special star.

Was it like a comet across the sky?

 Was it like a meteor falling into space?


 In those days before there were any telescopes, they did not have a great many names for heavenly bodies, they did not differentiate between ancient planets and suns and meteors and comets.

 This star was especially created for this time to announce the Savior.

The Wise Men saw it in the east, and again when they came to Jerusalem they saw the star resting over the house where the Baby Jesus lay.

We suppose then that star disappeared having run its course, having made its holy announcement.

But do not miss even a greater marvel than the angels and the star and the divine leading of these Wise Men.

They came according to the Scriptures.

Oh, the birth of Jesus was wonderful, but it was foretold and this is the Gospel "how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."

All the other miracles and manifestations are subject to a divine pattern, a divine schedule written down in the Bible.

 It was in "the fullness of the time" that Christ came, as we are told in Galatians 4:4.

That is, He could not come before and He could not come after--He must fulfill the Scripture, and He did.

So wise men studied the Scriptures yonder in the area of ancient Babylon.

Old, old manuscripts and books they studied until they came across what Daniel had prophesied.

When they came to Jerusalem, they needed more light.

They came as far as they knew how.

They came into Jerusalem, but they found now the Scripture said the Savior would be born in Bethlehem, so they came to Bethlehem.

 In the east they were to follow the Scriptures but they had a star then to verify their decision and comfort their hearts. Now they follow the Scriptures out to Bethlehem and again God gave the star to give additional light.

Do you not see again, as we sing about the Christmas story, that the virgin birth of Christ is far better than any fairy tales of Santa Claus and reindeer and sleighs?

 Do you not see that the story of the announcement to the shepherds and the Wise Men coming from the east is far more joy and blessing than the worldly festivities and drunkenness and feasting and revelry?

Let us rejoice then in the blessed Word of God this Christmas season.

Jesus, Baby Jesus, Son of God and Son of Man, Tempted, poor and suffering no one knows us as He can!

Holy, righteous, blameless, fitting sacrifice complete. By His blood atonement, God and sinners in Him meet.
Now, let us sing again this sweet Christmas song, "Silent Night, Holy Night," for
"Christ the Savior is born,Christ the Savior is born."

Oh, make sure that you take Him as your own Savior, that you trust Him for forgiveness, that you love Him and give Him all your heart and all you have.

Jesus Christ loves you!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Shekinah Fellowship.