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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).
"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.
"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."
"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,
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)
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)
This Day In History, December 15
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.