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Saturday, February 17 2018

The Christians Of Parthia

"And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes ... Jews and proselytes ... we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God ... I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy"

Parthia was an ancient region of what is today northern Iran - which has a surprising number of connections to the Holy Bible.


The so-called "Birthday of the Church" Pentecost after the Messiah's Ascension to Heaven (see The Passover To Pentecost Connection and Unto The Morrow After The Seventh Sabbath) was attended by people of many nations. Some were Jews who were born in those nations, while others were converts. While they differed in many nationalities, they were at one in recognizing the True Gospel when it was revealed to them in their own languages. Among them were Parthians.


"2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?" (Acts 2:1-12 KJV)

When some mocked the miraculous speaking in tongues (i.e. other genuine languages, as plainly stated above; see Translated Out Of The Original Tongues), Peter declared that they were witnessing the fulfillment of a number of prophecies. including "I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy."

"2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 2:25 For David speaketh concerning him,

I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,

The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." (Acts 2:14-41 KJV)

Fact Finder: What King of Iran declared that the Jews were to return to Jerusalem and possess it because it was their national capital city?
See The Prophecies Of Cyrus of Persia

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This Day In History, February 17

364: Roman Emperor Jovian died. He reigned only eight months (see The Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar and The Roman Emperors: Domitian; also The Messiah And The Caesars and The Founding Of Rome: The Curious Tale Of Romulus and Remus).

Romulus and Remus

1370: The Battle of Rudau during the "Crusades" (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1461: During the Wars of the Roses, the Yorkists were defeated by the Lancastrians at the Battle of St. Albans.

1600: Giordano Bruno, scientist and mathematician whose theories were ahead of his time, was burned as a "heretic" in Rome during the Inquisition.

1759: British army commander James Wolfe sailed from Britain to capture Quebec from France. The political future of Canada was settled at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham near Quebec City on September 13 1759. Both commanders, Major General James Wolfe of Britain and Lt. General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm of France were killed in the battle.

James Wolfe and Louis-Joseph de Montcalm

1772: The first partition of Poland, by Russia and Prussia (Prussia is in Germany), also later by Austria.

1776: The first volume of Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (now commonly shortened to The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) was published.

Gibbon was also a member of the democratically-elected British Parliament in the time of the revolution of the New England colonies. While propagandized "history" now incorrectly declares otherwise, King George III was not a dictator - Legislation was debated and voted into law by elected members of Parliament (including the various Acts that applied to the British citizens in the New England colonies) and then merely ratified "in the King's Name" (as the custom of law continues today) i.e. in the head of the family's name ("king" means head of a kin, father of a nation).

King George III had no more executive "dictatorial power" than a modern day president of a republic (in fact, much less than most; see The Origin Of Politics and Republics; also also Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right? and When Do Liberals Become Conservatives?).

Edward Gibbon

1863: A group of people in Geneva, Switzerland established the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded. It later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross, commonly known today simply as the Red Cross.

The Red Cross

1864: A Confederate hand-propelled submarine, armed with a ram torpedo, sunk a Union ship off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered the first successful attack by a submarine.

1875: Friedrich Argelander died at age 76. The Prussian (Prussia is in Germany) astronomer established the study of variable stars as an independent branch of astronomy. He is renowned for his catalog which lists the positions and magnitudes of 324,188 stars - the Bonner Durchmusterung was the result of 25 years of observational work.

1909: Arizona-born Apache chief Geronimo died at age 80. "Geronimo" was the name given to him by Mexican troops during his homeland wars against Mexico and Texas (see also The First Chinese American War).


1919: Sir Wilfred Laurier died. He was the first French-Canadian to become Prime Minister of Canada (1896-1911).

1934: Albert I died at age 59. As Belgian king from 1909 to 1934, he commanded Belgian army during the First World War. He refused the German ultimatum of August 2 1914, demanding free passage of German troops across Belgium; the German invasion followed 2 days later. Albert was the son of Philip count of Flanders and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern. He married Elisabeth, the daughter of the duke of Bavaria.

1955: Britain announced that it had hydrogen bombs.

1957: The Suez Canal reopened after the Suez War between Israel and Egypt.

Suez War

1969: Russian-born, U.S.-raised, Golda Meir was sworn in as Israel's first female Prime Minister.

1972: The British House of Commons voted to join the European Community.

1996: World champion Garry Kasparov beat the "Deep Blue" supercomputer in a chess match.

1998: Voyager 1 became the most distant human-made object in space as it passed the distance set by the previous record holder Pioneer 10. On that day it was 6.5 billion miles from earth, traveling at 39,000 mph. It had been launched just over 20 years previous, on September 5 1977.

1998: Ernst Juenger died at age 102. The German writer was involved in the July 20 1944 plot to kill Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).


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