Tuesday, March 28 2017
Thy Barns Shall Be Filled With Plenty
"Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty"
The English-language word "barn" originated from the compound Anglo-Saxon words bere and ern that meant barley house. The term later came to be used for a farm building that was used to store or shelter all farm grains, plus straw and hay, produce, animals and equipment.
"Barn" is used to translate a number of Hebrew and Greek words of the Holy Scriptures in alternate teachings about the blessings to the righteous and the curses to the rebels. Examples:
- The Hebrew word, pronounced go-ren, which means threshing floor. Example:
"39:12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?" (Job 39:12 KJV)
"6:26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
6:27 And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?" (2 Kings 6:26-27 KJV)
- The Hebrew word, pronounced meg-oo-raw, which means a granary. Example:
"2:19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you." (Haggai 2:19 KJV)
- The Hebrew word, pronounced aw-sawm, which means heaps of grain. Example:
"3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding." (Proverbs 3:9-13 KJV)
- The Hebrew word, pronounced mawm-meg-oo-raw, which means a granary. Example:
"1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
1:16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
1:17 The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered." (Joel 1:15-17 KJV)
- The Greek word, pronounced a-poth-ah-kay, which means a granary. Examples:
"6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?" (Matthew 6:26 KJV)
"13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn." (Matthew 13:30 KJV)
"12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." (Luke 12:16-21 KJV)
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This Day In History, March 28
37: Roman Emperor Caligula accepted the title of the Principate by the Senate (see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).
193: The accession of Didius Julianus, 20th Roman emperor (see also Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire).
845: Paris was sacked by Viking raiders.
1800: The Act of Union with England was passed by the Irish Parliament.
1849: Frederick William IV of Prussia was elected Emperor of the Germans by the German National Assembly (see Emperors and Popes).
1854: Britain and France declared war on Russia in the Crimean War.
1917: Jews were expelled from Tel Aviv and Jaffa by Ottoman/Turkish authorities (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1930: Constantinople (which was named after the Roman emperor Constantine; listen to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy and see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad) and Angora changed their names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.
1933: The Reichstag (the German Parliament) gave dictatorial powers to Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion). That same day, the Nazis banned Jews in all businesses, professions and schools in Germany.
1939: The Spanish Civil War ended when Madrid fell to Francisco Franco.
1945: Germany launched the last of the V-2 rockets against Britain.
1968: The U.S. lost its first warplane in Vietnam when an F-111 vanished on a combat mission over North Vietnam. According to most reliable estimates, by the end of the war, all branches of the U.S. military had over 2,000 fighter aircraft and 7,000 helicopters lost in Vietnam. The U.S. involvement in the Vietnam civil war was very profitable for a few manufacturers of weapons and machines of war - as warned in 1961 by retiring President Dwight Eisenhower who stated that the "military-industrial complex" would get the U.S. into endless and needless wars for the business of war - until the war profiteers ("the disastrous rise of misplaced power") would eventually "bleed" the U.S. dry.
"Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
1979: Equipment failures and human error led to a partial core meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor in Middleton, Pennsylvania.
2003: In one of numerous "friendly fire" incidents during the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions, two U.S. A-10 Thunderbolts attacked British tanks in Iraq.
2005: A magnitude 8.7 earthquake struck Sumatra.