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Saturday, December 15 2012

The Slaughter Of The Innocents

"In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children"

Throughout His Ministry, the Messiah expressed a special place in His heart for children. He also knew that His own physical life began with a slaughter of innocent children. Herod "slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof" in a hunt for Him - the ultimate innocent Child (see Innocent Blood).

Bethlehem

"2:1 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 [see Why Did The Magi Come?], 2:2 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.

2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. 2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children [see The Rachel Prophecies], and would not be comforted, because they are not." (Matthew 2:1-18 KJV)

"Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven"

The Messiah's famous Sermon on the Mount emphasized that "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

Lamb and Lion

"5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [see The Kingdom Of The LORD God].

5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:1-10 KJV)

The genuine love and innocence of a child are the qualities of those who will exist forever in the Kingdom of God. It's the reason that Satan hates children, and why he incites humans to murder them, before or after they are born.

"19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 19:13-14 KJV)

"18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

18:7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 18:9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire." (Matthew 18:1-9 KJV)

There is no escape from justice for those who harm children, or anyone else. The Judgment Day is coming.

"20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works." (Revelation 20:12-13 KJV)

"21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8 KJV)

Fact Finder: When will all of the innocent people, young and old, be resurrected to life? When will all who commit evil face Judgment?
See The Harvest Prophecies, The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries


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This Day In History, December 15

37: Emperor Nero was born (see Nero's Torches; also The Politics Of Rome and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire).

533: Byzantine General Belisarius defeated the Vandals at the Battle of Ticameron.

1612: Simon Marius became the first to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope (see also Parabolic Prophecies).

1794: The Revolutionary Tribunal was abolished in France.

1794: During the War of the Austrian Succession, the Prussians under Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau heavily defeated the Saxons under Rutowski at the Battle of Kesseldorf near Dresden.

1806: During the Napoleonic Wars, French forces under Napoleon entered Warsaw, Poland.

1840: Napoleon's remains were interred in Les Invalides in Paris, after having been brought from St. Helena where he died in exile.

1890: Sioux chief Tatanka Iyotake was shot and killed at age 59 by native-American police who were trying to arrest him. He is better known to history as "Sitting Bull."

1891: James Naismith, a Canadian, invented basketball (with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets) while working as a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1899: During the second Boer War, the British made a frontal attack in the battle of Colenso aimed at relieving the besieged town of Ladysmith. The action failed and the British lost over 1,100 men.

1914: The Battle of Lodz ended. Russian forces retreated toward Moscow.

1961: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was convicted of crimes against humanity by a court in Israel and sentenced to hang (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1964: Canada adopted the Maple Leaf flag.

1970: The unmanned Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 landed on Venus becoming the first earth spacecraft to land on another planet.

1973: The American (i.e. U.S.) Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

1995: West European leaders announced that the new European monetary unit would be known as the "Euro" (see also Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!).

2005: Walter Haut died at age 83. Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, took dictation on July 8, 1947, as base commander Col. William Blanchard dictated a news release about a recovered "flying saucer" and ordered Haut to issue it.





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