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Thursday, March 22 2018
God The Father In Law
"For the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready ... I speak concerning Christ and the church ... there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus"
The true Church of God ("church" means people - not a building or some corporate entity created by a man or woman) is referred to as a "woman" because it is from the "church" that the children of God will be "born again" (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?) in their due time after being engendered by the Holy Spirit of God (see The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Church Of God).
While "Eve" is today taking her revenge through the dead-end rebellion of fanatical "feminism" (see Why Did Adam and Eve Get Different Sentences For Their Sin? and Adam's First Names), the "woman" that is the Church understands the greater purpose of the mere physical genders - being born male or female is a happenstance of physical life that has no purpose or advantage/disadvantage in becoming a child of God - unless one makes it so. Those who idolize what happens to be will not get to what is meant to be.
"5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
The "Church" is the "bride of Christ," which makes God the Father, for now, the "Father in Law" of His Son's wife. The term is commonly applied to human marriages, but as we shall see, it applies much more so, doubly so, to God and His future children.
"19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,
Notice carefully that the true meaning of "saint," those who will be the "bride of Christ," are so because they obey God's Law. God is the "Father in Law" of the "bride of Christ," while He will also be, and only so, the Father of those who obey His Law (see Grace Is Not A Gift Of Lawlessness).
"14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." (Revelation 14:12 KJV)
Fact Finder: Does God the Father look young or old?
This Day In History, March 22
238: Gordian I and his son Gordian II were together proclaimed Roman Emperors (see The Messiah And The Caesars and The Roman Emperors: Domitian and Romans: In The Heart Of The Beast; also The Founding Of Rome: The Curious Tale Of Romulus and Remus).
1349: The Jews of Fulda, Germany, were massacred by the townspeople who blamed them for the plague known as the "Black Death." Not only were the Jews not the source of the plague, they were much healthier than most of the other townspeople because they observed the LORD's Biblical rules of health and hygiene (see Leviticus 13: Bacteria and Leviticus 15: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness; also Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations and Leviticus 11: What Makes Creatures Clean or Unclean?).
1621: The European "Pilgrims" of Plymouth Colony (see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy and The Pilgrims) signed a peace treaty with the native Americans of the Wampanoag tribes (see also The First Chinese American War).
1638: Anne Hutchinson, a mother of 15 children, was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for "religious dissent" - her home Bible-study group was attracting too many people away from the "established church of the colony."
1752: Canada's first newspaper, the Halifax Gazette, was established.
1765: The democratically-elected British Parliament passed the Stamp Act - a tax to be levied directly on its New England colonies to help pay for their own defense against the powerful and threatening "New France" French Empire in North America.
Ironically, the defense tax was used as one of the major manipulated excuses for the rebellion of the colonies against their founders. Fortunately for the survival of the colonies, France didn't attack them after they rejected British protection because Napoleon Bonaparte (the former Corporal, then self-proclaimed revolutionary General, who reigned as Emperor of the French from 1769 to 1821) consumed the bulk of his massive forces in the Napoleonic Wars across Europe - from which he suffered his famous defeat at Waterloo (Belgium) by the British Army.
Most of the British Army and Navy were never involved in the New England rebellion of 1776 or the War of 1812 (1812-1814), but were, through all of those years, engaged in the massive "world war" against Napoleon all across Europe and into Russia - the wars in the New England colonies were a minor, but related to the French threat, conflict.
1848: The Venetian Republic declared independence from Austria.
1895: In Paris, Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film.
1903: A drought caused Niagara Falls to temporarily stop flowing.
1917: Ironically, in view of subsequent history, the U.S. became the first country to recognize the communist government of Russia, following the overthrow of the czar. The apparent logic was that the U.S. and Russian were both "we the people revolutions," and both involved the founding of a republic after the overthrow of a king (see also When Do Liberals Become Conservatives? and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?; also What Did A Father Of Democracy Predict About It?).
1919: The first international airline service was inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium.
1945: The Arab League, a loose confederation of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Transjordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, was formed in Cairo for the purpose of securing Arab unity. Others joined later: Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, Algeria, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (see also What Does The Bible Say About Arabs?).
1946: Britain recognized the independence of the protectorate of Transjordan, known today as the Kingdom of Jordan (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate; also Jordan's West Bank Invasion and Where Is Palestine?).
1947: Viscount Louis Mountbatten and his wife Edwina arrived in Delhi; the last viceroy in India, Mountbatten's mission was to bring about independence for India.
1979: The Israeli Parliament approved the peace treaty with Egypt (see Israel's Wars In The Twentieth Century).
1993: Intel began marketing the first "Pentium" (80586) computer processors.
1995: Russian Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returned to earth after a record 438 days in orbit.
2004: Ahmed Yassin, a leader of Hamas (a Palestinian Sunni Islamist group; see also Where Is Palestine?) was assassinated (the elderly, blind quadriplegic was in his wheelchair, being taken out of morning prayers, when killed) in the Gaze Strip by Israeli helicopter-fired missiles; nine nearby civilians ("collateral damage") were also killed.