Monday, April 14, 2014

HOLY MONDAY ~ ~ ~ The Cleansing of the Temple ~ ~ ~ The Day of the Blood-Red EARTH !

JESUS CLEANSING THE TEMPLE

Drawing courtesy of J.J. Tissot / Sacred Art Meditations
Scripture Verses courtesy of  Bibleworks. org,  recorded by Matthew, chapter  21

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Tell ye the Daughter of Zion, 
Behold, 
thy KING+ cometh unto thee, 
meek, 
and sitting upon an ass, 
and a colt the foal of an ass.

And the disciples went, and did as JESUS commanded them,
And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set HIM+ thereon.
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.


And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying,

Hosanna to the SON+ of David: 
Blessed is HE+ 
that cometh in the name of The LORD; 
Hosanna in the highest!

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
11 And the multitude said,

This is JESUS the Prophet+ of Nazareth of Galilee.


12 And JESUS went into the Temple of GOD
and cast out all them 
that sold and bought in the Temple, 
and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, 
and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And [ JESUS ] said unto them, 
It is written, 
My+ house shall be called 
the house of prayer; 

but ye have made it a den of thieves!

14 And the blind and the lame came to HIM+ in the temple; and HE+ healed them.


15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that HE+ did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, 
Hosanna to the SON+ of David; 
they were sore displeased,

16 And said unto HIM+, Hearest thou what these say? 

And JESUS saith unto them, 

Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

17 And HE+ left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and HE+ lodged there.

MEDITATION ~ ~ ~ 

Oh, that cleansing of the Temple of GOD!  

This was the second ... but not the last... CLEANSING of the Temple of GOD that The LORD effected.

I+ and MY+ FATHER are ONE. 
John 10:30

Do we think HE+ will not cleanse the temple of GOD on earth, in us,  AGAIN?  

Yes indeed, the cleansing is appointed, the testing is determined,  and it is moving towards us all, right on schedule... HIS+ pre-determined schedule. 

There is a phenomenon taking place in the Heavens, called the 4 blood-red moons. It is real. 

The times of these lunar eclipses are, scientifically, RIGHT IN LINE with the ancient Jewish calendar of Passover and Sukkoth. ( It would behoove readers to research this on the Internet for themselves. )

Photo courtesy of
 www.earthsky.org

On the night of April 14-15,
the planet Mars – closest in 6 years – will be near the eclipsed moon.
The star Spica will also be nearby.
Illustration via 
Classical Astronomy.


Above, ^ , is a graphic of what will take place in the skies TONIGHT, starting at 2 a.m. , and lasting for 77 minutes.

Lunar eclipse of March 3, 2007.
 Image by Joshua Valcarcel via Wikimedia Commons.

Courtesy of www.earthsky.org


Photo courtesy of www.earthsky.org

This is what a total eclipse looks like. 
This is the total eclipse of October 27, 2004 via Fred Espenak of NASA. 

We astronomy writers often describe a 
totally eclipsed moon as appearing ‘blood red.’ 
www.earthsky.org


This is the blood red moon from the lunar eclipse in 2004. 

When the eclipse is beginning and ending, the moon is simply dark. 

HOWEVER: when totally eclipsed, the moon reflects light from the earth. It does this for a very short period of time and is breath-taking red. 

Is this how 
The ALMIGHTY 
sees this planet earth ?
.
.  .  .
.
.
...

Blood red ?
A blood-red earth.  

How could HE not see earth that way ? 

Does not the blood of the innocents slain cry out to HIM from the earth...from the blood-drenched battlefields...  from the hidden laboratories ?  

HE Who made the ear, 
does HE not hear ?

HE Who made the eye, 
does HE not see ?  

O earth, earth, earth, 
HEAR the WORD+ 
of The LORD! 

... before it is too late. 
And , "too late" is quickly approaching. 

Come unto ME+, 
all ye who labor and are heavy-laden
and 
I+ will give 
you rest. 

Take MY+ yoke upon you,
and learn 
from ME+. 

For I+ am meek and lowly of heart
and ye shall find rest for your souls.

Let us Pray:

LORD, have mercy upon me, a sinner, condemned to die. 

LORD, have mercy upon me, a sinner, who ignored THEE+  for so long, who turned a deaf ear to Thy+ HOLY Words, who has been pre-occupied with what makes my Self feel good.

LORD, have mercy upon me, a lost or stumbling sheep of Thy+ own fold. 

Destroy me not with this blood-red earth of those who delight to shed the blood of others. Cleanse me of anger, pride, and that horrible self-will. 

LORD, have mercy upon me!   


Bless GOD: 

FATHER, 
SON+, 
and HOLY SPIRIT,

both now and forever. 
Amen.  

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