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  • Warrior Nurse is on with Mark Levin

    12/18/2014 6:41:30 PM PST · 9 of 10
    RaceBannon to Trueblackman

    I listen to the podcasts the next day, Hope he does alright

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes: Rand Paul can’t run for president and Senate

    12/18/2014 3:17:52 AM PST · 49 of 63
    RaceBannon to 2ndDivisionVet

    why not?

    LIEberman did...

  • Yes, Christ Was Really Born on December 25: a Defense of the Trad Date for Christmas

    12/17/2014 3:15:47 PM PST · 263 of 264
    RaceBannon to editor-surveyor

    I dont mind Christmas, I dont think a person is a pagan for believing in Dec 25, look at the trouble I have convincing people Jesus was NOT crucified on a Friday! :)

  • Yes, Christ Was Really Born on December 25: a Defense of the Trad Date for Christmas

    12/17/2014 2:54:43 PM PST · 262 of 264
    RaceBannon to Biggirl

    Actually, EASTER, as I am sure some people said already, is a PAGAN name for ASTARTE, the greek version or the English version of the pagan goddess astarte

    Easter as a name or holiday was never ‘Christian’.

    Jesus was crucified as the PASSOVER LAMB to take away the sin of the world, Easter is a spring festival to celebrate all things coming to life at spring

    we should never celebrate Christs death, burial and resurrection at a pagan date, it should be based on the Jewish events that is centered around.

  • Yes, Christ Was Really Born on December 25: a Defense of the Trad Date for Christmas

    12/17/2014 11:08:17 AM PST · 259 of 264
    RaceBannon to delchiante

    Day of atonement?
    you went from Christmas to Yom Kippur?
    Where did you hear this stuff??

    As for signs and seasons and GOD’S festivals, they are GOd’s holy days, not Israel, God’s feasts, not Israel’s

  • Yes, Christ Was Really Born on December 25: a Defense of the Trad Date for Christmas

    12/17/2014 3:09:42 AM PST · 257 of 264
    RaceBannon to The Ignorant Fisherman

    I think he is making some jumps
    taking the Lamb to His house? Maybe...
    I think the link I gave you have a better explanation

    In Succoth, God is tabernacling amongst us
    Conception at Hanukkah makes Jesus is the light of the world

    If all we use is ‘logic’, then Jesus was BORN at hanukkah, being the light of the world, circumcised the 8th day (end of hanukkah), born in winter, a more expensive lamb (GOOGLE LAMBING)

    Also, 6 months prevous, even if Lambing is in the spring, mating is in the fall, shepards would be watching the mating, too, not just the birth

    I do like Cahn, though, he has some good points, yet the time of GREAT JOY of Christ’s birth, shepards in the field, they could have been outside for any reason, especially if an Angel was coming or if there were wild beasts in the field trying to eat the lambs (My grandfatherr did that for a while and was fired because a wolf got a sheep at night, Israel used to have lions roaming about, remember? To assume that shepards didnt guard the flock at night would be absurd in a time such as that)

  • Yes, Christ Was Really Born on December 25: a Defense of the Trad Date for Christmas

    12/15/2014 4:15:21 AM PST · 247 of 264
    RaceBannon to The Ignorant Fisherman

    Ill get to it :)

    The one I linked to you, has John the Baptist being on on Passover, Christ conceived on Channukah and born on Succoth

  • Scottish monk arrested for distributing leaflets promoting sexual morality

    12/14/2014 5:45:55 AM PST · 13 of 14
    RaceBannon to Morgana

    It is no wonder the anti-christ comes from Europe

  • BlackElk Speaks! Recovery continues

    12/13/2014 5:15:40 AM PST · 19 of 19
    RaceBannon to Dr. Sivana

    You tell that old fart he needs permission to die!

  • Grover Norquist, then and now on "washed up" Jeb Bush

    12/12/2014 2:45:59 PM PST · 6 of 13
    RaceBannon to ObamahatesPACoal

    Grover Norquist’s Strange Alliance With Radical Islam
    The New Republic ^ | November 11, 2001 | Franklin Foer
    http://www.thenewrepublic.com/111201/foer111201.html

    GROVER NORQUIST’S STRANGE ALLIANCE WITH RADICAL ISLAM.
    Fevered Pitch
    by Franklin Foer

    Post date 11.01.01 | Issue date 11.12.01

    On the afternoon of September 26, George W. Bush gathered 15 prominent Muslim- and Arab-Americans at the White House. With cameras rolling, the president proclaimed that “the teachings of Islam are teachings of peace and good.” It was a critically important moment, a statement to the world that America’s Muslim leaders unambiguously reject the terror committed in Islam’s name.

    Unfortunately, many of the leaders present hadn’t unambiguously rejected it. To the president’s left sat Dr. Yahya Basha, president of the American Muslim Council, an organization whose leaders have repeatedly called Hamas “freedom fighters.” Also in attendance was Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who on the afternoon of September 11 told a Los Angeles public radio audience that “we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list.” And sitting right next to President Bush was Muzammil Siddiqi, president of the Islamic Society of North America, who last fall told a Washington crowd chanting pro-Hezbollah slogans, “America has to learn if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come.” Days later, after a conservative activist confronted Karl Rove with dossiers about some of Bush’s new friends, Rove replied, according to the activist, “I wish I had known before the event took place.”

    If the administration was caught unaware, it may be because they placed their trust in one of the right’s most influential activists: Grover Norquist. As president of Americans for Tax Reform, Norquist is best known for his tireless crusades against big government. But one of Norquist’s lesser-known projects over the last few years has been bringing American Muslims into the Republican Party. And, as he usually does, Norquist has succeeded. According to several sources, Norquist helped orchestrate various post-September 11 events that brought together Muslim leaders and administration officials. “He worked with Muslim leaders to engineer [Bush]’s prominent visit to the Mosque,” says the Arab-American pollster John Zogby, referring to the president’s September 17 trip to the Islamic Center of Washington. Says Zogby, who counts Norquist among his clients, “Absolutely, he’s central to the White House outreach.” Indeed, when Jewish activists and terrorism experts complained about the Muslim invitees to Adam Goldman, who works in the White House public liaison’s office, Goldman replied that Norquist had vouched for them. (Goldman denies this, but two separate sources say they heard him say it.) “Just like [administration officials] ask my advice on inviting religious figures to the White House,” says Paul Weyrich, another top conservative activist, “they rely on Grover’s help [with Muslims].”

    Norquist denies being involved in “micromanaging the specifics” of White House meetings, but admits “I have been a long time advocate of outreach to the Muslim community.” In fact, the record suggests that he has spent quite a lot of time promoting people openly sympathetic to Islamist terrorists. And it’s starting to cause him problems. Weyrich, echoing other movement conservatives, says he is “not pleased” with Norquist’s activity. According to one intelligence official who recently left the government, a number of counterterrorism agents at the FBI and CIA are “pissed as hell about the situation [in the White House] and pissed as hell about Grover.” They should be. While nobody suggests that Norquist himself is soft on terrorism, his lobbying has helped provide radical Islamic groups—and their causes—a degree of legitimacy and access they assuredly do not deserve.

    Norquist is one of the undisputed masters of Republican coalition building. And so it is no surprise that he has turned his attention to America’s fast-growing Muslim population, which by some accounts now stands at seven million strong. (Although two other recent reports suggest it is less than three million.) “He’s worked with [Rabbi Daniel] Lapin to bring Jews into the fold,” says one Norquist associate. “That was an uphill effort. So he figured that he could turn Muslims into the obvious counterweight to the relationship between the Jews and Dems.” In the last few years, Norquist has pursued a Republican-Muslim alliance with a two-track approach. With conservatives, he has emphasized that Muslims are a good demographic fit for the GOP: well-off and socially conservative. “American Muslims look like members of the Christian Coalition,” he wrote in The American Spectator this summer. To Muslims, he has promised a sympathetic hearing for their causes. He has pushed Republican leaders to support a prohibition on the government’s use of “secret evidence” in the deportation of suspected terrorists—an issue that jibes with Norquist’s own anti-government agenda. And he has intimated that Muslim support for Republicans could change U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Appearing on a panel at a 1999 meeting of the American Muslim Alliance, alongside activists who complained about the “Zionist lobby” and Jewish “monopolizing” of Jerusalem, Norquist announced that “[t]oo many American politicians have been able to take their shots at Muslims and at Muslims countries.”

    orquist has not undertaken this crusade alone. In the mid-1990s, he enlisted a partner, Khaled Saffuri, then working as a lobbyist and deputy director for the American Muslim Council (AMC). After receiving a master’s in management science, Saffuri came to Washington in 1987 and worked his way up through the city’s Arab-Muslim political apparatus, starting with a stint at the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. In 1998 he left the AMC to help Norquist found the Islamic Institute, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting a conservative agenda that would appeal to Muslims. Saffuri served as executive director and Norquist as chairman of the board.

    The Institute operated out of the headquarters of Americans for Tax Reform, from which it borrowed not just a fax machine and conference room, but an agenda. Soon the Institute was shilling for all of Norquist’s pet issues—a moratorium on Internet taxation, fast-track trade negotiation authority, and personal savings accounts. It even published a paper on the Koran’s compatibility with capitalism. “People should remember that Mohammed and his wife were businessmen,” Norquist notes. With the help of Saffuri, who brought ties to a vast network of activists, the Islamic Institute became a nerve center for Muslim lobbying in Washington. As Norquist puts it, “They gather at the Islamic Institute to plan and debrief, when they have meetings [with administration officials].”

    Through the Islamic Institute, Norquist appears to have developed close relationships with a number of Muslim leaders. When I recently spoke to the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Salam Al-Marayati, the man who fingered Israel as a potential sponsor of the World Trade Center attacks, he recited Norquist’s phone number from memory. When University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian e-mailed The Wall Street Journal in response to an op-ed that tied him to Islamic Jihad, he CC’d Norquist. Last year at its annual dinner, the AMC presented Norquist with an award for his service. As John Zogby told me, “[H]e’s played the role of interlocutor. With all respect, many of the leaders are immigrants and don’t have years and years of experience. Grover has filled that void.”

    And he has done so to their mutual political benefit. During the 2000 campaign, Norquist urged Karl Rove to focus on the Muslim vote—pointing to, among other things, the thousands of Muslims in the key state of Michigan. By all appearances, the Bush campaign heeded Norquist’s advice. In an admirable departure from the usual Republican script, Bush frequently integrated mosques into his platitudes about churches and synagogues. In the second presidential debate, Bush vowed to repeal the use of secret evidence, just as Norquist had promised. Bush even named Saffuri as the campaign’s National Advisor on Arab and Muslim Affairs.

    When Bush won, Norquist credited the Muslim strategy. “Bush’s talk about outreach and inclusion had extraordinary results—the Muslim community went 2-1 for Bill Clinton in 1996 and almost 8-1 for Bush in 2000,” he told The Washington Times. (That statistic is almost certainly untrue, and Bush actually lost Michigan, the state where Muslims are most heavily concentrated.) Or, as Norquist put it in the Spectator, “George W. Bush was elected President of the United States of America because of the Muslim vote.”

    Norquist quickly set about turning that supposed electoral influence into legislative influence. One day after Bush’s inauguration, he and Saffuri arranged for Muslim leaders to meet Newt Gingrich and Congressman Tom Davis, head of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Soon Saffuri began regularly appearing at the White House, accompanying imams and heads of Islamic organizations to discuss the faith-based initiative and concerns about law enforcement persecution of Muslims. Suhail Khan, an administration adviser who helps plan Muslim outreach, once served on the Islamic Institute’s board. And at one of his regular Wednesday meetings, according to two witnesses, Norquist announced that he had lobbied to get Khan his White House post. On the afternoon of September 11, a group of Muslim leaders happened to have plans to meet the president in the West Wing to discuss their grievances with racial profiling and secret evidence. When they couldn’t enter the building, along with almost everyone else, they headed a few blocks uptown and reconvened—in the conference room of Norquist’s office.

    ut the events of September 11 have cast some of Norquist’s relationships in a less flattering light. Consider first the history and recent statements of the American Muslim Council, the organization that presented Norquist with an achievement award, and whose officials attend Norquist-arranged meetings with the Republican hierarchy. In the 1990s it co-sponsored two conferences with the United Association for Studies and Research, which, according to The New York Times, a convicted Hamas operative named Mohammed Abdel-Hamid Salah in 1993 called “the political command” of Hamas in the United States. At a Washington rally last year, Abdurahman Alamoudi, Saffuri’s boss at the AMC, declared, “I have been labeled by the media in New York to be a supporter of Hamas. Anybody support Hamas here?...Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas. I wished they added that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah.” In press releases and forums, the AMC has defended the terrorist-harboring Sudanese government against charges that it massively violates human rights and condones slavery. As late as June of this year, the AMC put out a press release entitled “SLAVERY IN SUDAN IS A SHAM..”

    The record of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—which, like the AMC, sends members to meetings organized by Norquist and Saffuri—is no more encouraging. When interviewed by Salon’s Jake Tapper on September 26, CAIR Communication Director Ibrahim Hooper refused to condemn Osama bin Laden. CAIR founder Nihad Awad, who appeared with Bush at the Washington Islamic Center, has argued that “[t]here is ample evidence indicating that both the Mossad and the Egyptian Intelligence played a role in the [1993 World Trade Center] explosion.” And Siraj Wahaj, who has served as a CAIR board member, has been described by federal prosecutor Mary Jo White as a possible conspirator in the ‘93 bombing. As Harvard professor of Islamic studies Ali Asani has complained, “There is general concern among Muslim intellectuals about how not only CAIR but some of these other organizations are claiming to speak in the name of the Muslim community, and how they’re coming to be recognized by the government as spokespeople for the Muslim community in the U.S.”

    nd Norquist hasn’t only developed close ties to American groups that apologize for terror. He has also flacked for at least one Middle Eastern autocracy: Qatar. Eager to improve relations with the United States, Qatar worked with Norquist and Saffuri to help portray itself as a liberal outpost in the Islamic world. In April, Saffuri sponsored the “First Annual Conference on Free Trade and Democracy” in the Qatari capital of Doha, for which the Islamic Institute received over $150,000 in payments from the Qatar Embassy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Account. (Saffuri says these were reimbursements for the travel expenses of congressional delegates.) A lobbyist at Norquist’s firm, Janus-Merritt, has solicited pro-Qatari op-eds from at least one conservative pundit. When the emir of Qatar came to Washington, Saffuri hosted a Capitol Hill luncheon in his honor. And just three weeks after September 11, Norquist wrote an op-ed in The Washington Times in which he claimed that “Qatar has taken great strides to enshrine values of universal suffrage, a free press, and human rights.” He continued, “[S]he really means it on being a reliable ally.”

    Qatar may not be Iraq, but Norquist’s arguments are still laughable. Freedom House, which monitors religious liberty, rates Qatar “not free.” Among countries in the Middle East—a region hardly known for its liberalism—Qatar finished in the bottom half of a Heritage Foundation “Index of Economic Freedom.” Two days after Norquist’s op-ed, The Washington Post reported on Qatar’s refusal to support a widening of the war on terrorism to include Islamic Jihad, Hamas, or Hezbollah. And, just two weeks later, the foreign minister of Qatar—our “reliable ally”—announced that “[t]he attacks against Afghanistan are unacceptable and we have condemned them. It is our clear position.”

    orquist’s new associations—particularly his links to groups like CAIR and the AMC—have not gone unnoticed in conservative ranks. Paul Weyrich says, “I have on at least one occasion [confronted him] and he assured me that he knew what he was doing and that I shouldn’t have any concerns.” Another conservative says he told Norquist about the two organizations’ statements on terrorism, but it didn’t make an impression. “We can’t knock it off; we want them on our own team,” Norquist replied.

    Norquist’s relationships have even pitted him against the GOP leadership. After the Republican convention last year, he set up a lunch at the Capitol Hill Club for Republican Party chairman Jim Nicholson to plot strategy with Muslim leaders. But in the week before the event, angry Jewish groups provided the RNC with a set of damning quotes from representatives of CAIR, the AMC, and some of the other invited guests. When I asked Cliff May, who was the Republican National Committee’s communications director at the time, he confirmed the story. “I was approached and apprised of their backgrounds and told the chairman there’s reason to be concerned.” The event took place—Nicholson didn’t feel he could cancel it—but not as originally planned. As one RNC source explains it, Nicholson gave a “generic five-minute talk about lower taxes and less government and said thank you for your support and got the hell out.”

    Since September, not surprisingly, conservatives once willing to overlook Norquist’s alliances have more aggressively aired their grievances. Consider William Murray, head of the Religious Freedom Coalition. He had considered Norquist a comrade, but now makes no secret of his displeasure. “Grover has a very liberated view of Islamic nations,” says Murray, somewhat hyperbolically. “So they behead people in the public square. He thinks that’s their business. Hey, it’s no big deal to have people beheaded for religious crimes.” Weyrich, too, has made his unhappiness a matter of public record: “I’m afraid Grover’s woefully naive.” Even Norquist’s weekly confab has become the scene of internecine fighting. At a session earlier this month, Frank Gaffney questioned the presence of terrorist sympathizers at the White House. Norquist exploded, accusing Gaffney of smearing Muslims. Later he choked up as he addressed the meeting and asked Gaffney to stand up and join him in condemning anti-Muslim bigotry. One conservative who witnessed Norquist’s tirade says, “His response is powered in part by a sense that this whole edifice he’s created is in danger of coming unraveled because of [these groups’] stated and abiding positions.”

    When I visited Norquist, he was in a similarly embattled frame of mind. He asked me to turn off my tape recorder. Any quote I wanted to use, he told me, would require his approval. There were none of his usual passionate ideological perorations. He just sat in his chair, seething. “There are some people who spit on Muslims and wouldn’t like to see them have any role in American politics,” he told me in a near scream. Grover Norquist’s pursuit of the fabled Republican-Muslim alliance, it seems, will continue for a long time.

    FRANKLIN FOER is an associate editor at TNR.

    Grover Norquist says ending birthright citizenship equals a tax increase
    http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/03/anti-tax-activist-grover-norquist-says-ending-birthright-citizenship-equals-a-tax-increase/

    CPAC’s Grover Norquist Joins Obama Push For Illegal Alien Amnesty
    http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/02/25/cpacs-grover-norquist-joins-obama-push-for-illegal-alien-amnesty/

    A Troubling Influence (Grover Norquist’s Islamist Connections
    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=15084

    Grover Norquist’s New Muslim Protégé
    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/26/grover-norquists-new-muslim-protege/

    Frank Gaffney on Grover Norquist and the Muslim Brotherhood
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CG4QtwIwCQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dfbyiz97lA78&ei=FrBmT6nsN-Pq0gGxxYy2CA&usg=AFQjCNF-gIk_XD1FHtk36G6So5pO44cXgQ&sig2=uD5sleJkQt6tdeJriqDZHQ

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/grover_norquists_jihad.html

    http://frontpagemag.com/2010/02/25/cpac-shills-for-islamic-terrorists/

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/03/pamela-geller-american-thinker-grover-norquists-jihad.html

    http://1389blog.com/category/politics/clinton/

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/dhimmitude_north_american_style/

  • Yes, Christ Was Really Born on December 25: a Defense of the Trad Date for Christmas

    12/11/2014 3:21:09 PM PST · 52 of 264
    RaceBannon to The Ignorant Fisherman
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    Birth of Yeshua (Jesus) during Succoth

    By Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David (Greg Killian)

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    In this study I will attempt to show how we can learn the birth date of Yeshua[1] from the Bible.[2] Many have said that Mashiach[3] could not have been born on December 25. While these reasons may be true, there is a deep mystical reason why the Catholic Church chose this date. We will explain this after we have determined the Mashiach’s true birth date, because this is critical to understanding the mystical reason for December 25 as His birth date.

     

    Ok, so when was Yeshua born? To figure this out, we will need to look at the Tanakh[4] and begin to understand the way that King David structured the services in the Temple. Our starting point is:

     

    Luqas (Luke) 1:5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.

     

    From this we learn that John the Baptist's father was part of the Levitical priesthood family known as Abijah. Since Zechariah was a priest, we know that John was also a priest of the family of Abijah. Next we learn when Abijah served during the biblical year:

     

    I Divrei HaYamim (Chronicles) 24:1 These were the divisions of the sons of Aaron: The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did, and they had no sons; so Eleazar and Ithamar served as the priests. With the help of Zadok a descendant of Eleazar and Ahimelech a descendant of Ithamar, David separated them into divisions for their appointed order of ministering. A larger number of leaders were found among Eleazar's descendants than among Ithamar's, and they were divided accordingly: sixteen heads of families from Eleazar's descendants and eight heads of families from Ithamar's descendants. They divided them impartially by drawing lots, for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar. The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and of the officials: Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites--one family being taken from Eleazar and then one from Ithamar. The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim, The fifth to Malkijah, the sixth to Mijamin, The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah, The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah, The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim, The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab, The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez, The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel, The twenty-first to Jakin, the twenty-second to Gamul, The twenty-third to Delaiah and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah. This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of HaShem, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their forefather Aaron, as HaShem, the God of Israel, had commanded him. As for the rest of the descendants of Levi: from the sons of Amram: Shubael; from the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah. As for Rehabiah, from his sons: Isshiah was the first. From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from the sons of Shelomoth: Jahath. The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth. The son of Uzziel: Micah; from the sons of Micah: Shamir. The brother of Micah: Isshiah; from the sons of Isshiah: Zechariah. The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The son of Jaaziah: Beno. The sons of Merari: from Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zaccur and Ibri. From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons. From Kish: the son of Kish: Jerahmeel. And the sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth. These were the Levites, according to their families. They also cast lots, just as their brothers the descendants of Aaron did, in the presence of King David and of Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites. The families of the oldest brother were treated the same as those of the youngest.

     

    There were twenty-four (24) courses, or families, of priests. Abijah was the eighth course. King David divided them and gave them instructions concerning the time they were to serve. King David did not make up these services or divisions, but rather HaShem instructed him in the way that He desired.[5]

     

    HaShem's Spirit showed David how he was to divide the Priests and how they were to serve:

     

    I Divrei HaYamim (Chronicles) 28:11-13 Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the portico of the temple, its buildings, its storerooms, its upper parts, its inner rooms and the place of atonement. He gave him the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the courts of the temple of HaShem and all the surrounding rooms, for the treasuries of the temple of God and for the treasuries for the dedicated things. He gave him instructions for the divisions of the priests and Levites, and for all the work of serving in the temple of HaShem, as well as for all the articles to be used in its service.

     

    The following verse indicates that the length of service for each of the twenty-four courses was seven days in the spring and seven days in the fall:

     

    I Divrei HaYamim (Chronicles) 9:1-26 All Israel was listed in the genealogies recorded in the book of the kings of Israel. The people of Judah were taken captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. Now the first to resettle on their own property in their own towns were some Israelites, priests, Levites and temple servants. Those from Judah, from Benjamin, and from Ephraim and Manasseh who lived in Jerusalem were: Uthai son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, a descendant of Perez son of Judah. Of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn and his sons. Of the Zerahites: Jeuel. The people from Judah numbered 690. Of the Benjamites: Sallu son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah; Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, the son of Micri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah. The people from Benjamin, as listed in their genealogy, numbered 956. All these men were heads of their families. Of the priests: Jedaiah; Jehoiarib; Jakin; Azariah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the official in charge of the house of God; Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah; and Maasai son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer. The priests, who were heads of families, numbered 1,760. They were able men, responsible for ministering in the house of God. Of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, a Merarite; Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal and Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zicri, the son of Asaph; Obadiah son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berekiah son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites. The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their brothers, Shallum their chief Being stationed at the King's Gate on the east, up to the present time. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the camp of the Levites. Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his fellow gatekeepers from his family (the Korahites) were responsible for guarding the thresholds of the Tent just as their fathers had been responsible for guarding the entrance to the dwelling of HaShem. In earlier times Phinehas son of Eleazar was in charge of the gatekeepers, and HaShem was with him. Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was the gatekeeper at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Altogether, those chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds numbered 212. They were registered by genealogy in their villages. The gatekeepers had been assigned to their positions of trust by David and Shmuel (Samuel) the seer. They and their descendants were in charge of guarding the gates of the house of HaShem--the house called the Tent. The gatekeepers were on the four sides: east, west, north and south. Their brothers in their villages had to come from time to time and share their duties for seven-day periods. But the four principal gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the responsibility for the rooms and treasuries in the house of God.

     

    The Torah[6] commands the daily sacrifices that are referred to as 'Tamid' - continuous sacrifices that were offered every day of every year, one in the early hours of the morning and another during the mid-afternoon. (According to the Gemara,[7] the last time the Tamid was offered was on 17th Tammuz in the year 3830 - 70 CE - three weeks before the Temple was overrun by the Romans and ruined by fire and demolition. This was during the siege of Jerusalem and the supply of animals had run out.) Since the Tamid was an offering on behalf of all Israel, all Israel, as it were, should be present when it is offered. However, this is an obvious impossibility. Therefore, the mishna[8] states that all Israel were divided into twenty four mishmarot, watches, and each watch was to serve in the Temple for one week twice a year. Thus perhaps a better rendition of mishmeret would be 'duty roster'. However, since the number of people was far too large to give everyone a chance to serve twice a year it was highly likely that any given member of the roster might get a chance only once in a lifetime to actually serve for one week in the Temple. The priestly watches were changed every Shabbat after the Musaf[9] offering, and when they were changed the corresponding watches of the levites and the Israelites would also change.

     

    The week of service began and ended on Shabbat, the Sabbath:

     

    II Divrei HaYamim (Chronicles) 23:1-8 In the seventh year Jehoiada showed his strength. He made a covenant with the commanders of units of a hundred: Azariah son of Jeroham, Ishmael son of Jehohanan, Azariah son of Obed, Maaseiah son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat son of Zicri. They went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites and the heads of Israelite families from all the towns. When they came to Jerusalem, The whole assembly made a covenant with the king at the temple of God. Jehoiada said to them, "The king's son shall reign, as HaShem promised concerning the descendants of David. Now this is what you are to do: A third of you priests and Levites who are going on duty on the Sabbath are to keep watch at the doors, A third of you at the royal palace and a third at the Foundation Gate, and all the other men are to be in the courtyards of the temple of HaShem. No one is to enter the temple of HaShem except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the other men are to guard what HaShem has assigned to them. The Levites are to station themselves around the king, each man with his weapons in his hand. Anyone who enters the temple must be put to death. Stay close to the king wherever he goes." The Levites and all the men of Judah did just as Jehoiada the priest ordered. Each one took his men--those who were going on duty on the Sabbath and those who were going off duty--for Jehoiada the priest had not released any of the divisions.

    So, the week of service began and ended on the Sabbath.

     

    The priests were divided into twenty-four watches, each watch taking a week of service at the Temple. During a watch's week the priests of that watch kept all of the sacrifices. However, during pilgrimage festivals all twenty-four watches equally divided the sacrifices that were offered on account of the festival.

     

    In addition to their normal service, the Priests, all twenty-four courses, served for three extra weeks during the year:17

     

    Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:16 Three times a year all your men must appear before HaShem your God at the place he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles. No man should appear before HaShem empty-handed:

     

    Now we need to do some arithmetic:

     

    Twenty-four courses times one week equals twenty-four weeks that have been served by the twenty-four courses. Then we add the three extra weeks when all twenty-four courses served. We now have covered twenty-seven weeks.

     

    A biblical year consists of twelve lunar months, of 29.5 days, which total 354 days. This is eleven days less than a solar year, of 365 days. This means that we have to cover twenty-four more weeks. Thus we can deduce that each course served a week at the beginning of the year, and a week at the end of the year. The Mishna agrees with this conclusion.[10]

     

    (The number of days that differ from a lunar and a solar calendar, are made up by adding a leap month every two or three years. I do not yet know how the priests served these extra days.)

     

    Each course, therefore, served for one week twice a year, and three weeks a year they all served. Each course, therefore, served a total of five weeks during the year.

     

    Between the first and the eighth week of the year, two of the three times when all twenty-four courses served, intervened.

     

    The eighth course would, therefore, serve during the tenth week having allowed for the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Weeks, which both occur during the first eight weeks of the year. This is the second Sabbath of Sivan,[11] and the week that follows (approximately Sivan 12-18).

     

    Elizabeth conceived John the Baptist AFTER Zechariah had finished his Temple service. So, she would have become pregnant after the third Sabbath of Sivan (approximately Sivan 19-25):

     

    Luqas (Luke) 1:23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.

     

    If you go forward forty weeks, for a normal pregnancy, we see that John the Baptist was born on Passover. We would expect that this pregnancy would be perfectly normal because this is the mark of HaShem's handiwork, perfection!

     

    It is interesting that John the Baptist was born on Passover, because one of the rituals of the Passover is to set a special place setting, for Elijah, and to open the door to welcome Elijah. Mashiach said that John the Baptist was the Elijah who was to come!

     

    Matityahu (Matthew) 11:7-15 As John’s disciples were leaving, Yeshua began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings' palaces. Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written: 'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.' I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. He who has ears, let him hear.

     

    Exactly six months after John's conception, Mary conceives Yeshua:

     

    Luqas (Luke) 1:23-33 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. "The Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people." In (Elizabeth's) sixth month (of pregnancy), God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, To a young woman pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Yeshua. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, And he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

     

    If John the Baptist was conceived in the eleventh week, the third Sabbath week of Sivan,[12] Yeshua would have been conceived six months later in the month of Kislev. Mary would have conceived Yeshua after the third Sabbath of Kislev,[13] approximately Kislev 19-26. Kislev 25 is Chanukah.

     

    It is noteworthy that Mashiach, the "light of the world", was conceived on the festival of lights (Chanukah)!

     

    So, six months after John the Baptist was born, Yeshua was born. Therefore, since John was born on the fifteenth day of the first month (Nisan),[14] Yeshua would be born on the fifteenth day of the seventh month (Tishri[15])...six month later. The fifteenth day of the seventh month is known as Succoth, or the Feast of Tabernacles. By the way, that day was a full moon. In fact, the fifteenth day of every Biblical month is always full moon.

     

    Yeshua (Jesus) was born on Succoth (The Feast of Tabernacles)!

     

    We find an allusion to Yeshua's birth during Succoth in John's gospel:

     

    Yochanan (John) 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling (succah) among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

     

    Remember that a major theme of Succoth is JOY! With this in mind ...

     

    Luqas (Luke) 2:4-11 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 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. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Mashiach the Lord.

     

    And ...

     

    Matityahu (Matthew) 2:7-12 Then Herod called the Magi[16] secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him." After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

     

    Now that we have all of our dates, let’s arrange them so that we can understand the chronology:

     

    First Year

    Name

    --------------------------

    Nisan (March-April)

    Iyar (April-May)

    Sivan (May-June) 25 - John the Baptist is conceived.

    Tammuz (June-July)

    Av (July-August)

    Elul (August-September)

    Tishri (September-October)

    Heshvan (October-November)

    Kislev (November-December) 25 - Yeshua is conceived. (Chanukah)

    Tevet (December-January)

    Shevat (January-February)

    Adar (February-March)

     

    Second Year

    Name

    ---------------------------

    Nisan (March-April) 15 - John the Baptist is born (Passover)

    Iyar (April-May)

    Sivan (May-June)

    Tammuz (June-July)

    Av (July-August)

    Elul (August-September)

    Tishri (September-October) 15 - Yeshua is born (Feast of Tabernacles)

    Heshvan (November-December)

    Kislev (November-December)

    Tevet (December-January)

    Shevat (January-February)

    Adar (February-March)

     

    Difficulty

     

    If each course served for a week in the spring and a week in the fall, how do we know that Yeshua was not born at Passover?

     

    There are two ways to understand the answer. If we started our count during the eighth week of the fall term, then John the Baptist would be born at Succoth and we would not have the connection with Elijah at Passover. In addition, we would not have the connection of Yeshua being conceived at Chanukah.

     

    That said, it is still possible that Yeshua was born at Passover. This does not present an insurmountable problems because of the bi-modality of the year. The triennial Torah reading cycle also suggests that in many ways Passover and Succoth are alike.

     

    * * *

     

    Ok, Yeshua was born on the festival of Succoth. So, when is Succoth? I am glad you asked that question. The following dates detail when we celebrate Succoth for the next few years:

     

    Succoth Tishri 15, 5773 - Oct 1, 2012

    Shemini Atzeret Tishri 22, 5773 - Oct 8, 2012

    Simchat TorahTishri 23, 5773 - Oct 9, 2012

     

    Succoth Tishri 15, 5774 – Sep. 19, 2013

    Shemini Atzeret Tishri 22, 5774 – Sep. 26, 2013

    Simchat TorahTishri 23, 5774 – Sep. 27, 2013

     

    * * *

     

    The Torah reading, in the first year of the triennial cycle, for the Sabbath closest to John the Baptist’s conception is: Bereshit (Genesis) 35:9 – 36:43.

     

    This Torah portion recounts the time when Jacob renamed Israel, Rachel dies, birth of Benjamin, Reuben moves Jacob’s bed, Isaac dies, and the generations of Esau.

     

    The Torah reading, in the first year of the triennial cycle, for the Sabbath closest to Yeshua’s conception is: Bereshit (Genesis) Gen. 15:1-21.

     

    This Torah portion recounts the time of the covenant between the parts, and when Abraham was promised a son.

     

    The Context

     

    The birth of Mashiach did not happen as an independent event. It happened in time and within the context of world history which had been carefully prepared for this event. To begin to understand the context of His birth, I recommend that you examine other events that occurred at the time of His conception and birth. His birth was no accident. It is important to see Mashiach’s birth within the context of Succoth. In fact, I would suggest that it is impossible to understand the birth of Mashiach without celebrating Succoth. Further, we must see Succoth within the context of all the festivals in a year. This context will reveal some very interesting perspectives.

     

    One other perspective will also help: The Biblical year is bi-modal[17] such that spring is a mirror image of fall. This is most evident within the festivals as we explored in my study titled rains. This bi-modality is also evident in the ancient Torah reading cycle commonly known as the triennial cycle. There are two such triennial cycles of three and a half years in a Sabbatical, or Shmita, cycle. There is an example of this ancient reading cycle at shmitatc.

     

    Why was December 25th chosen by the Catholic church for the birth of Yeshua? There are two answers to this question. The first answer is the answer most commonly given. The second answer is a Jewish mystical answer that is almost never given.

     

    The reason why the Catholic church chose December 25, has to do with the pagan festival of Saturnalia. I am not going to give the details about this festival, but it is instructive to note that most of the current customs of Christmas are borrowed from the celebration of Saturnalia. This reason is quite well known and is documented in many sources.

     

    Those who have studied the Torah have understood a far deeper and more interesting mystical reason as to why the birth of the Mashiach was assigned to December 25. To understand this reason we will need to review a bit of Latin.

     

    What is the meaning of September? In Latin, septem means seven and septimus means seventh; September was in fact the seventh month of the Jewish, or Biblical calendar. This calendar was in use by the whole world for most of the world’s existence. In 153 BC, the Romans reordered the calendar but kept some of the names that provided a hint as to its earlier origins. Remember that the Torah originally used numbers for the names of the months rather than actual names. The names in the current Jewish calendar were taken from Babylon by Chazal, our Sages, to provide us with a remembrance of our exile. In days to come, the numbered months will be restored by Mashiach.

     

    What is the meaning of October? In Latin, octo means eight, reflecting the fact that October was the eighth month of the year.

     

    What is the meaning of November? In Latin, novem means nine. November was the ninth month of the year.

     

    What is the meaning of December? In Latin, decem means ten. December was the tenth month of the year.

     

    Now that we have had our Latin lesson we can understand that December 25 can be understood as the twenty-fifth day of the tenth month. In fact, this is the terminology of the Torah. Now if we switch our brains from the Roman calendar to the Jewish calendar, we can relate to the fact that the twenty-fifth day of the tenth month is an allusion to Chanukah, which began on the twenty-fifth day and ended in the tenth month (Kislev 25 through Tevet 1 / 2). Recall that Chanukah was when Yeshua was conceived.

     

    HaShem gave the Gentiles a hint that they could easily understand. He was hinting to Chanukah. To make the message even clearer, He gave the Gentiles the custom of decorating their Christmas trees, and homes, with lights. What do lights have to do with Christmas? Well, lets see; there was the star… Hmmm. Ok, so, what do lights have to do with Chanukah? I am glad you asked! Chanukah is also known as the Feast of Lights because of the miracle of the lights of the menorah in the Temple. Remember that the Maccabees had only enough pure oil to last for one day. Yet, when they kindled this one cruse of oil it burned for eight days! We celebrate this miracle by kindling a progression of oil lights in our homes for the eight days of Chanukah. Thus we see that the lights of the Gentiles point to Chanukah.

     

     

    Some may say that Yeshua was The Light of the World; quoting from John 8:12 or John 9:5. They thus suggest that the Mashiach’s birth is a cause for the lights. What is really interesting about this argument is the fact that when Yeshua proclaimed that He was the light of the world, it was during Succoth. During Succoth, four huge lamps were set up in the courtyard of the women. The Talmud[18] says that there was not a courtyard in all of Jerusalem that was not illuminated by these lamps. The wicks were made from the worn-out priestly garments. Yeshua proclaimed Himself to be the light of the world while the people were gazing at the four lights which were called the light of the world. This quote, then, is not as fitting for Christmas as it is for Succoth, the day of Mashiach’s birth.

     

    To further strengthen the connection of December 25 to Chanukah, it is useful to note that the Christmas holiday is celebrated by many from December 25 through January 1. This, too, is an eight day period which corresponds to the eight days of Chanukah.

     

    Now, you know the real reason why December 25th was chosen as the date of the Mashiach’s birth. Even though it is NOT when the Mashiach was born, it contains enough hints that the discerning student could use to find his way away from Christmas. It contained all the hints needed to cause him to celebrate Succoth and Chanukah as being HaShem’s dates, rather than celebrating man’s made up date of December 25. (For more insights on the festival of lights and Christmas, please see my study titled: Lights.)

     

    Finally, it is worth nothing that Yeshua never celebrated Christmas. He never put up a Christmas tree. He never went to midnight mass or any Protestant service on Christmas.

     

    Yeshua did, however, celebrate Chanukah:

     

    Yochanan (John) 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication (Chanukah), and it was winter. 23 And Yeshua walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

     

    Yeshua did celebrate Succoth (Feast of Tabernacles):

     

    Yochanan (John) 7:1 After these things Yeshua walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jewsfeast of tabernacles (Succoth) was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. 5 For neither did his brethren believe in him. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. 7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. 8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. 9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. 10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

     

    Hakham Shaul (the Apostle Paul) then made the comment that should weigh heavily on all those who do not celebrate Succoth and Chanukah:

     

    1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Mashiach.

     

    Let us become imitators of Mashiach!

     

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    Bibliography:

     

    Rosh HaShannah and the Messianic Kingdom to Come, by Joseph Good

     

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    This study was written by

    Rabbi Dr. Hillel ben David

    (Greg Killian).

    Comments may be submitted to:

     

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    [1] Yeshua is how we say ‘Jesus’ in Hebrew.

    [2] I learned many aspects of this study from Joseph Good in his book: Rosh HaShannah and the Messianic Kingdom to Come.

    [3] I am using Mashiach without further qualification, to apply to Mashiach ben Joseph, which is not the normal Jewish way. The normal Jewish way is to that an ‘mashiach’ without qualification always applies to Mashiach ben David only. See Rambam’s Hilchot Melachim.

    [4] Tanakh (Hebrew: תנ׳ך‎) (also Tanach, IPA: [ta’nax] or [tə’nax], Tenakh or Tenak) is an acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible. The acronym is formed from the initial Hebrew letters of the Tanakh's three traditional subdivisions:

    Torah (תורה), meaning "teaching" or "law", includes the Five Books of Moses. The Torah is also known by its Greek name, "the Pentateuch", which similarly means "five scrolls".

    Nevi'im (נביאים), meaning "Prophets". The Nevi'im are often divided into the Earlier Prophets, which are generally historical, and the Later Prophets, which contain more exhortational prophecies.

    Ketuvim (כתובים), meaning "Writings", are sometimes also known by the Greek title "Hagiographa". These encompass all the remaining books, and include the Five Scrolls.

     

    [5] This is in contrast to the way Catholics and Protestants make up their services.

    [6] Bamidbar (Numbers) 28:2

    [7] Ta'anit 26b

    [8] Ta’anit 4:2

    [9] additional

    [10] Mishna - Bikkurim Chapter 3, Ta'anith 26a, Ta'anith 27a

    [11] Sivan occurs in the May-June time frame.

    [12] Sivan occurs in the May-June time frame.

    [13] Kislev occurs in the November-December time frame.

    [14] Nisan occurs in the March-April time frame.

    [15] Tishri occurs in the August-September time frame.

    [16] The Magi were Hakhamim (Rabbis), wise men, from the East, probably Bavel.

    [17] Having two, six month, divisions.

    [18] Succah 51a

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    RaceBannon to Georgia Girl 2

    no, the south not only seceded, but they fired first, starting the entire war

  • If Eric Garner Were White (His death would be a Tea Party crusade.)

    12/05/2014 4:36:50 AM PST · 45 of 83
    RaceBannon to granada

    if eric garner were selling cigarettes illegally, he would not be a patriot, he would be a criminal, thus, a liberal, thus, not a tea party guy

  • ISIS Threat at Home: FBI Warns US Military About Social Media Vulnerabilities

    12/04/2014 4:12:51 PM PST · 1 of 6
    RaceBannon
    Come and get it

    video at the link

  • Pope Francis Equates Christian Fundamentalists to Islamist Killers & Terrorists

    12/03/2014 3:14:20 AM PST · 68 of 124
    RaceBannon to 2ndDivisionVet

    free book
    IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BIBLE TRANSLATORS
    http://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/in_the_footsteps.php

  • Pope Francis Equates Christian Fundamentalists to Islamist Killers & Terrorists

    12/03/2014 2:56:52 AM PST · 66 of 124
    RaceBannon to 2ndDivisionVet

    The Church of Rome murdered people for printing the Bible in their own language
    Murdered people who wanted to worship as the Bible taught
    Murdered people who disagreed with the pope on minor things...
    And now the pope prays with Joel Osteen, Rick Warrren and different muslim leaders
    And now the Pope says this:
    Complete apostasy

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/12/pope-francis-equates-islam-with-christianity-we-have-our-share-of-fundamentalists/

  • US close to deal with Turkey over ISIL mission

    12/02/2014 1:10:31 PM PST · 17 of 18
    RaceBannon to huldah1776

    most believe that abomination is the anti-christ declaring himself a the messiah or God himself

    remember, there was NO ISRAEL for almost 2000 years...

    I do, no longer, believe Babylon will be built in any quick time period, I am looking at 50 more years

  • US close to deal with Turkey over ISIL mission

    12/02/2014 3:02:43 AM PST · 15 of 18
    RaceBannon to huldah1776
  • US close to deal with Turkey over ISIL mission

    12/01/2014 6:05:01 PM PST · 11 of 18
    RaceBannon to huldah1776

    re-read that
    people have NEVER left Babylon
    people live there NOW

    What does the prophesy say?

    Isa 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
    Isa 13:2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
    Isa 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, [even] them that rejoice in my highness.
    Isa 13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
    Isa 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, [even] the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
    Isa 13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the Lord [is] at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
    Isa 13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:
    Isa 13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces [shall be as] flames.
    Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
    Isa 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
    Isa 13:11 And I will punish the world for [their] evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
    Isa 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
    Isa 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
    Isa 13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
    Isa 13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined [unto them] shall fall by the sword.
    Isa 13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
    Isa 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and [as for] gold, they shall not delight in it.
    Isa 13:18 [Their] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
    Isa 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
    Isa 13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
    Isa 13:21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
    Isa 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in [their] pleasant palaces: and her time [is] near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

    Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
    Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
    Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
    Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
    Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
    Rev 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
    Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
    Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her.
    Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
    Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
    Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
    Rev 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
    Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
    Rev 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
    Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
    Rev 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
    Rev 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
    Rev 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city!
    Rev 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
    Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
    Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
    Rev 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft [he be], shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
    Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
    Rev 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

    There is NO WAY any of that happened to Babylon...YET...

    Jack Van Impe once said Rev 18 was about the USA...
    I doubt it, but he had a point...

  • US close to deal with Turkey over ISIL mission

    12/01/2014 5:48:34 PM PST · 5 of 18
    RaceBannon to DeaconBenjamin

    look for the rebuilding of babylon right after

  • VANITY: Freeper Blackelk is in hospital, kidney failure, in danger of death

    11/30/2014 4:09:09 AM PST · 130 of 169
    RaceBannon to reaganaut

    blackelk was a friend of mine in Connecticut
    he is a good man
    And one smart cokie, too, and well known in the pro life movement in CT, too, one of the originals

  • Pope's "Dialogue" with Muslims Is One-Way

    11/29/2014 5:41:01 PM PST · 11 of 21
    RaceBannon to Enza Ferreri; The Ignorant Fisherman

    Just wow
    Complete apostasy

  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/28/2014 5:40:02 AM PST · 119 of 143
    RaceBannon to Jamestown1630

    trans siberian orchestra
    paschabell canon in D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ch2qXHe0rk

  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/28/2014 5:28:11 AM PST · 117 of 143
    RaceBannon to Jamestown1630
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/28/2014 5:25:31 AM PST · 116 of 143
    RaceBannon to Jamestown1630
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/28/2014 5:10:59 AM PST · 114 of 143
    RaceBannon to Jamestown1630

    Stille Nacht
    Monika Martin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbHpISXAtuY

  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/28/2014 5:09:09 AM PST · 113 of 143
    RaceBannon to Jamestown1630
  • What people around the world are saying about Ferguson

    11/26/2014 9:19:10 AM PST · 65 of 100
    RaceBannon to GBA

    analysis dead right!!

  • What people around the world are saying about Ferguson

    11/26/2014 6:48:48 AM PST · 28 of 100
    RaceBannon to artichokegrower

    This is a completely anti-white American piece of racism.
    Michael Brown was caught on camera stealing items froom a store, seen on that video shoving around the store owner when confronted about stealing, was asked to get out of the street by the cop, attacked the cop and then tried to grab his weapon and got shot inside the Police car.
    He started to walk away when the cop got out of the car to arrest him, then Michael Brown charged the cop thinking he was faster than the cop, but was shot dead.
    Anti-white racists who just hate white people for no reason, think this was about police brutality, but ignore that this 18 year old MAN, old enough to be a MARINE or SOLDIER was a thief, committed assault on a store owner and a cop, and then got shot attacking the cop a second time.
    Stoopid people also use phrases to incite, like, “His body was in the street 4 hours”. Thats because there was a police investigation going on, collecting evidence, photographing the scene, taking video, collecting spent ammunition from the cop, taking witness statements...It takes more than 5 minutes.
    This incident is being used by the standard anti-white race baiting hate mongers who make money of other people’s troubles.
    The comments that black men are more likely to get shot by a white cop is totally misleading, for over 80% of all black men killed in the US are killed by other BLACK MEN in crime situations, yet for some reason, when a criminal attacks a cop, tries to steal his gun, and then rushes the cop a second time AFTER being shot and he loses, for some reason it is a white person’s fault?
    The anti-white racism in this nation is due to the brainwashing of the American black poopulation by our media and the democrat party, who use black people as photo ops but never do a thing to lift them out of their poverty, but try their best to keep them on welfare or help their women kill their babies through abortion. Our media is quick to exonerate every black person of any action, and will cover up all crimes and bad behaviour of a black man or democrat politicians, white included, just to blame all things on white republicans and people even remotely associated with being Christian.
    Ask yourself, why are almost all abortion clinics in the black sections of cities?
    GOOGLE the word MAAFA, watch the video, right from the start, the democrat party was all about murdering and controlling black people, it was democrats who wrote Jim Crow laws, voter literacy tests, gerry mandering voting districts, segregated water fountains and bathrooms, sterilization of black men, and allowing black men to suffer from syphilis for decades for medical experiments, democrats did that, and when republicans were trying to speak out, we were called crazy.
    One last thing, the NRA was created , as one of its purposes, to train and arm former slaves to defend themselves against the KKK. Republicans did that.

  • LIVE THREAD- Fergadishu Burning...

    11/24/2014 7:47:32 PM PST · 113 of 964
    RaceBannon to RummyChick

    yeah, she seems to have left the area, so
    I went back to
    abcnews.go.com/live

  • LIVE THREAD- Fergadishu Burning...

    11/24/2014 7:21:50 PM PST · 48 of 964
    RaceBannon to tcrlaf

    live stream from the street

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/heatherdemian

  • BREAKING NEWS: FERGUSON DECISION: NO INDICTMENT

    11/24/2014 7:12:51 PM PST · 160 of 226
    RaceBannon to dragnet2
  • Please Pray for a Brother Knight and his 20 year old Son

    11/24/2014 6:57:51 PM PST · 64 of 190
    RaceBannon to infool7

    prayers out

  • Obama is a complete failure [Communist Noobie Teases with Title Then Flops, Fails & Gets Zotted]

    11/24/2014 5:43:53 AM PST · 155 of 156
    RaceBannon to Christopher C Communist
  • Rioters To Target Whites: “You Will Never Be Safe… Not You, Not Your Children”

    11/21/2014 3:18:04 AM PST · 100 of 116
    RaceBannon to Kartographer

    She even says it on the video here
    http://toprightnews.com/?p=7260

  • Windows 7 SW for transcribing/audio amplifier?

    11/19/2014 4:00:11 PM PST · 5 of 23
    RaceBannon to Yehuda

    lower right corner of screen

    see the little speaker icon?
    left click on it ONCE
    the mixer level settings should appear
    move them up
    try again

    or, send me the files, I’ll do it for ya

  • Ferguson National Response (Riots? VANITY)

    11/17/2014 5:17:57 PM PST · 39 of 64
    RaceBannon to Mears

    there’s a few steers in Northampton, too

    and Amherst

    and UMASS

    and Brattleboro...

  • Ferguson National Response (Riots? VANITY)

    11/17/2014 5:15:16 PM PST · 37 of 64
    RaceBannon to TigerClaws; Little Bill

    Montpelier, VT???

    What? All 6 people??

  • Erdogan: Muslims Discovered America

    11/15/2014 3:37:57 PM PST · 52 of 106
    RaceBannon to Eleutheria5

    well, Christians discovered Turkey...but Muslims killed them off...

  • Q&A for people tired of Ferguson protests

    11/15/2014 9:28:30 AM PST · 29 of 42
    RaceBannon to rwa265

    I had a friend who grew up in dellwood and I visited him on jennings station road in 1985 :)

  • Q&A for people tired of Ferguson protests

    11/15/2014 9:04:30 AM PST · 25 of 42
    RaceBannon to rwa265

    Ask yourself
    what if Michael Brown was white?
    What if the white Michael Brown beat up a store owner, stole goods from his store, disobeyed cops orders to get out of the street, then tried to assault the cop inside his cruiser, then tried to steal the cops gun, and then ran at the cop while being told to stop?

    Would anyone care of the white Michael Brown was shot?

    The White Michael Brown’s parents would be apologizing to the cops and the store owner and pleading for peace in the streets.

  • Where Fundamentalists Are Right: 5 Things Catholics Need to Take Seriously Again

    11/14/2014 3:22:49 PM PST · 27 of 239
    RaceBannon to St_Thomas_Aquinas

    ANYONE who tells me God did not create but used evolution and then tells me sincere Muslims go to heaven is not a Christian at all, neither is that religion