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Friday, November 10 2017
The Carpenter Who Created Trees
"And God said, Let the Earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the Earth: and it was so"
The English word "till" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word (Saxony is in Germany; the Anglos were a tribe of the Saxons), tilian, which meant to labour, as in to make good for use. The word "cultivate" is a Latin word that means to till. The word "toil" is merely a variation of "till" i.e. a contraction of till the soil.
The King James Version uses "till" to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced aw-bawd, which means to work. As such, the LORD was the first, not only to till the Earth, but to have worked to Create it (see also Colossians: By Him Were All Things Created).
"1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
With the physical Creation completed, the LORD then created the seven-day week and the one and only true Sabbath (see Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
"2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Fact Finder: What was the prophetic significance of the Messiah being a carpenter?
This Day In History, November 10
1444: The Battle of Varna. "Crusaders" under King Vladislaus III of Varna were defeated by the Turks under Sultan Murad II. Roman Catholic Europe and the Muslim Middle East are the historic and end-time "kings of the north and south" (see The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).
1483: Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany. Although Luther rebelled against the immorality of the pope during his time, Luther (and most "Protestant" churches today) maintained most of the Church of Rome's anti-Biblical doctrines (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).
1493: Christopher Columbus "discovered" the island of Antigua on his second voyage to "America" - the name given to the continents that extend from northern Canada to southern Chile, totalling 35 nations and 1 billion people. "America" isn't just one country in America.
All of the voyages of Columbus were within the Caribbean Sea islands, Central America (i.e. what is today Mexico) and South America (i.e. what is today Venezuela). Columbus never landed in North America (for a map of his actual voyages, see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy). The Vikings arrived in America over 500 years before Columbus was even born,
1674: The Dutch formally ceded New Netherlands to the English, who renamed it New York.
1766: William Franklin, the Colonial Governor of New Jersey, signed the charter for the establishment of Queen's College (after the rebellion of the New England colonies, it was renamed Rutgers University).
1871: Welsh explorer Henry Morton Stanley located the missing Scottish missionary Dr. David Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika and uttered his famous "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
1928: Hirohito was crowned emperor of Japan. He ruled for 61 years, until his death in 1989.
1938: Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italy enacted its first anti-Semitic legislation (see Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?).
1942: After the British victory at El Alamein during the Second World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), Winston Churchill said, "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
1970: The Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 was launched.
1975: The 729-foot freighter Edmund Fitzgerald was lost during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board. The sinking was made famous by Gordon Lightfoot's song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
1975: Palestinian terrorist leader Yasser Arafat addressed the United Nations General Assembly while wearing a holstered pistol. Barely 28 years after voting to establish a Jewish state, the UN General Assembly then endorsed a resolution (67 to 55 with 15 abstentions) describing Israel as "the racist regime in occupied Palestine" (see Where Is Palestine?) and stigmatizing Zionism (a term that actually refers to A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism) as "a form of racialism and racial discrimination." The resolution's preamble additionally singled out Zionism as "a threat to world peace and security," and called upon "all countries to oppose this racist and imperialist ideology."
1979: 250,000 residents of Mississauga, Ontario (a city adjacent to Toronto) were evacuated for 6 days after a 106-car Canadian Pacific Rail freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals derailed, rupturing and burning some of the tankers. It was the largest peacetime evacuation in the history of North America until the 2005 evacuation of New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina.
1982: Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, died at age 76.
1989: The Berlin wall began to be dismantled.