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Wednesday, May 11 2016
John 1: The Word Was Made Flesh And Dwelt Among Us
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us"
The Holy Scriptures plainly state that the "Word of God," Who became the "the LORD God" of Creation, was born as the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour).
"1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John, the son of the Levite priest Zechariah (rendered in the King James Version as Zacharias; see What Did John The Baptist's Father Do At The Temple? and The Messiah's Levitical Birth), was a prophesied prophet who prepared the Way for the Messiah's Ministry. John is popularly-known as "John the Baptist" (see The Miraculous Birth Of John The Baptist and John's Voice In The Wilderness Prophecy).
"1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
The baptism of the Messiah marked the successful completion of John the Baptist's "prepare the Way" ministry and the beginning of the Messiah's "Lamb of God" Ministry (see The Messiah's Baptism and The Early Days Of The Galilee Ministry).
"1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 1:31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
The calling of the disciples ("disciple" means student) who were then trained to be apostles ("apostle" means someone sent with some authority of the one who sent them i.e. an ambassador) was the next order of business (see also The Salvation Stock Market).
"1:35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
The first-called of the Twelve were fisherman of the Sea of Galilee. Why? See the Fact Finder question below.
"1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Fact Finder: Could the first-called to be apostles have been carpenters, instead of fishermen? What did location have to do with the choosing of the Twelve?
This Day In History, May 11
330: Constantinople became the new capital of the Roman Empire. Named after the Emperor Constantine, it was built over the ancient city of Byzantium. Constantine was the creator of the antichrist Church of Rome (and hence of its subsequent "protestant daughters" who rejected the Pope's leadership, but not his doctrines; see Antichristians) as the official state religion of his empire (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad). Constantine was also the creator of "Sun Day" (see Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
1310: In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar were burned at the stake as heretics.
1502: Christopher Columbus set out on his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies. The "America" that Columbus discovered for Spain was in the Caribbean Sea, where all four of his voyages took place. After the Vikings who actually landed on continental North America about 500 years before Columbus was even born, what became Canada and the U.S.A. were created by the Netherlands, England and France, far north of where Columbus ever explored.
1573: Henry of Anjou became the first elected king of Poland.
1647: Dutch colonial administrator Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam (today known as New York City) to become governor of New Netherlands (which later became New England).
1690: In the first major engagement of King William's War, British troops from Massachusetts in "New England" seized Port Royal in Acadia (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) from the French, with the objective of taking "New France" (i.e. most of what later became eastern Canada).
1745: The Battle of Fontenoy in Belgium. The French under Maurice de Saxe fought the British and allies under the duke of Cumberland during The War of The Spanish Succession.
1792: The Columbia River was "discovered" (the native people of America already knew it for centuries) by Captain Robert Gray.
1812: British Prime Inter Spencer Perceval was shot by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.
1820: HMS Beagle was launched. One of 100 "Cherokee-class" 10-gun brig-sloops of the Britain's Royal Navy, it became the vessel that took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage (see also Rescuing Charles Darwin From The Atheists).
1866: Confederate President Jefferson Davis was released after spending two years in prison for his role in the U.S. Civil War.
1871: In the Swan Hotel at Frankfurt-am-Main, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck signed the agreement transferring all of Alsace and much of Lorraine from France to Germany.
1885: The final and bloodiest battle of the Riel Rebellion in Canada. General Frederick Middleton defeated the Metis rebels at the Battle of Batoche in Saskatchewan.
1916: Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity was published (see Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula).
1924: Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz by merging their two companies.
1960: Israeli agents captured Nazi fugitive Adolf Eichmann (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) in Buenos Aires and returned him to Israel for trial. He was found guilty and executed.
1998: France became the first EU country to produce the new European currency when its mint struck the first Euro coins (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).