THE CHURCH AT THYATRIA A LAX CHURCH REVELATION 2:18-29

By Donna Brown Bowles published from WordPress https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/index.htm

In His commendation of this Church, Christ lays the emphasis on their “works,” as if they depended on them, and claimed they de-served merit for “works” of “Supererogation.” But He had a complaint to make against them that was terrible in its awfulness. He charges them not merely with permitting a bad woman, Jezebel, who called herself a “Prophetess,” to remain in the Church, but with permitting her to “teach” her pernicious doctrines, and to “seduce” the servants to “commit fornication,” and to “eat things sacrificed to idols.”

Who this woman was is a question. She was a “pretender,” and called herself a “prophetess.” Probably she was of noble lineage. She certainly was a woman of commanding influence. Whether her real name was Jezebel or not, she was so like her prototype in the Old Testament, Jezebel the wife of Ahab, that Christ called her by that name. Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, was not by birth a daughter of Abraham, but a princess of idolatrous Tyre, at a time, too, when its royal family was famed for cruel savagery and intense devotion to Baal and Astarte. Her father, Eth-baal, a priest of the latter deity, murdered the reigning monarch Phales, and succeeded him. Ahab, king of Israel, to strengthen his kingdom, married Jezebel, and she, aided and abetted by Ahab, introduced the licentious worship of Baal into Israel, and killed all the prophets of the Lord she could lay her hands on. And this influence she exercised, not only while her husband was alive, but also during the reign of her two sons, Ahaziah and Jehoram. Moreover, the marriage of her daughter Athaliah to Jehoram, son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, introduced idolatrous worship into Judah, and it was not long before there was a house of Baal built in Jerusalem, and so Jezebel caused all Israel to sin after the sin of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 1 Kings 16:29-33.

There is no question that, whether Jezebel was a real person or not, she typified a “System” and that “System” was the “Papal Church.” When the “Papal Church” introduced images and pictures into its churches for the people to bow down to it became idolatrous. And when it set up its claim that the teaching of the Church is superior to the Word of God, it assumed the role of “Prophetess.” A careful study of the “Papal System” from A. D. 606 to the Reformation A. D. 1520, with its institution of the “Sacrifice of the Mass” and other Pagan rites, reveals in it the sway of “Jezebelism.” It was also a period of “Jezebelistic Persecution,” as seen in the wars of the Crusades, and the rise of the Inquisition. A careful comparison of this “Message” with the Parable of “The Leaven” will reveal the wonderful correspondence between the two, the “Jezebel” of the Church of Thyatira, being the “Woman” of the Parable, who inserted the “Leaven” of “False Doctrine” into the Meal of the Gospel. This Period extended from A. D. 606 to the Reformation A. D. 1520.

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I AM SO GLAD THAT I NEVER LET YOU GO

BY Donna Brown Bowles
© February 28, 2022. Published from WordPress

I AM, So Glad That I Never Let You Go

He was so young but so much older than the rest,
making people laugh where ever he would nest.

There were times when friends would hug him
for a day and they would whisper, “Levi, I love you, don’t you ever go away.”

Defeat was his challenge, to conquer peace within.
There were times he would ask a question,
“God, when will this ever end?”

And sometimes he’d catch smile , from the eyes of them that see.
This always made him happy to complete his endless destiny.

New friends, replaced his brothers and sisters as well.

But he always missed his family of, a time so long ago;  a painful memory trapped in time, where only he could go.

The years robbed his smile as he remembered, how it used to be.

As he walked his last mile in the bitter cold.
He was hoping someone would find him and never let him go.

His eyes filled up with clouds and he could not see the road.

Suddenly, he realized that he had taken a wrong turn.  A trap was set by the enemy.

No one was there to witness what happened on that night.

I guess we’ll never know.

No one to hear him speak his last words of regret.

No one was there to catch him when he fell upon the snow.

No one was there to hold him when he breathed his last breath.

No one to say goodbye
as, he closed his eyes,
for the last time.

And fell…

No more longing for a family nor, a place to call his home.

A place where families are forever, never more to roam.

However, I think there is something, you all would like to know.

Just before he hit the ground; God opened up His arms and caught him, before he fell upon the snow..

He said, “Joshua my precious child, I just want to let you know, that my Son, Jesus, died for you, to wash you white as snow;
now, my son, let us return to heaven, where you left so long ago and, as far as your family, ‘it won’t be long at all’  and Joshua,
I AM so glad that,
I never let you go…”

JOSHUA LEVI ALASKA 1998
Levi’s lovely girlfriend Mycah

KELLEN THE LABRADOODLE, I LOVE YOU

In 2015 I went to visit my daughter’s in Portland Oregon.
My grandson had a beautiful labradoodle service animal.
His name was Kellen.
He was extremely intelligent, kind and so sweet. I fell in love with him quickly.
He was beyond precious.

I was there for about a month and Kellen and I became best friends, emotionally connected for sure.

The day I was leaving, Kellen and I were alone for my daughter had to run some errands.
I sat next to Kellen in a quiet room by the window.
I told him that I had to leave now but that I loved him and that I would never forget him.
I hugged him for a while  then I tried to look into his eyes like I usually did but, Kellen wouldn’t look at me, he just kept staring out the window.
He knew that I was leaving before I told him.
He knew that I would never  return.
He just kept looking out the window while I whispered, “I’m sorry, I love you Kellen.
I finished my goodbyes as I hugged him for the last time.
My ride knocked at the door and I quickly took  this last photo of him and cried…
My heart was broken as,  was his.
I’ve always wondered what he was thinking that on that day I went away.
Every time I look at this precious moment in time.
My heart hurts and I wish I would have stayed.

A few weeks ago I got a call from my daughter saying that Kellen was very ill and it’s due to old age.
The veterinarian said that he doesn’t have long to live and I have no words…

Just heartache and tears …

I’m sorry Kellen and I will always love you….

May GOD be with you till we meet again…

Physical Description of Jesus the Christ & Physical Descriptions ofJesus The Christ Eye-Witnesses

Physical Description of Jesus the Christ & Physical Descriptions of
Jesus The Christ Eye-Witnesses

Published from WordPress by Donna Brown Bowles. August 11, 2022


This is a reprinting of a letter from Pontius Pilate to Tiberius Caesar describing the physical appearance
of Jesus.
Copies are in the Congressional Library in Washington, D.C.


A Gentile
TO TIBERIUS CAESAR:
A young man appeared in Galilee preaching with humble unction, a new law in the Name of the God that had sent
Him. At first I was apprehensive that His design was to stir up the people against the Romans, but my fears were
soon dispelled. Jesus of Nazareth spoke rather as a friend of the Romans than of the Jews. One day I observed in
the midst of a group of people a young man who was leaning against a tree, calmly addressing the multitude. I
was told it was Jesus. This I could easily have suspected so great was the difference between Him and those who
were listening to Him. His golden colored hair and beard gave to his appearance a celestial aspect. He appeared to
be about 30 years of age. Never have I seen a sweeter or more serene countenance. What a contrast between Him
and His bearers with their black beards and tawny complexions! Unwilling to interrupt Him by my presence, I
continued my walk but signified to my secretary to join the group and listen. Later, my secretary reported that
never had he seen in the works of all the philosophers anything that compared to the teachings of Jesus. He told
me that Jesus was neither seditious nor rebellious, so we extended to Him our protection. He was at liberty to act,
to speak, to assemble and to address the people. This unlimited freedom provoked the Jews — not the poor but the
rich and powerful. Later, I wrote to Jesus requesting an interview with Him at the Praetorium. He came. When
the Nazarene made His appearance I was having my morning walk and as I faced Him my feet seemed fastened
with an iron hand to the marble pavement and I trembled in every limb as a guilty culprit, though he was calm.
For some time I stood admiring this extraordinary Man. There was nothing in Him that was repelling, nor in His
character, yet I felt awed in His presence. I told Him that there was a magnetic simplicity about Him and His
personality that elevated Him far above the philosophers and teachers of His day. Now, Noble Sovereign, these are
the facts concerning Jesus of Nazareth and I have taken the time to write you in detail concerning these matters. I
say that such a man who could convert water into wine, change death into life, disease into health; calm the
stormy seas, is not guilty of any criminal offense and as others have said, we must agree — truly this is the Son of
God!
Your most obedient servant, Pontius Pilate.

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LET GOD BE THE JUDGE AND EVERYONE ELSE BE SILENT

Published from WordPress 8/6/2022 by Donna Brown Bowles


LET GOD BE THE JUDGE AND EVERYONE ELSE BE SILENT

JESUS DIED FOR ALL SINNERS

This is not only, a valuable part of the Gospel Of Nicodemus but very important for all who would desire to be like Jesus and escape hell.

There should be no doubt that God loves us all equally, regardless of our sins, after reading this I’m convinced. JESUS CHRIST has mercy on all sinners, no matter how great their sin is?
There is no sin greater than the other…Remember, don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you do.

THE GOSPEL OF NICODEMUS, FORMERLY CALLED THE ACTS OF PONTIUS PILATE 20:5-14

5. And while the
holy Enoch and
Elias were relating
this, behold there
came another man
in a miserable
figure carrying the
sign of the cross
upon his shoulders.
6 And when all the
saints saw him, they
said to him, Who
art thou? For thy
countenance is like
a thief’s; and why
dost thou carry a
cross upon thy
shoulders?
7 To which he
answering, said, Ye
say right, for I was a
thief who
committed all sorts
of wickedness upon
earth.
8 And the Jews
crucified me with
Jesus; and I
observed the
surprising things
which happened
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in the creation at
the crucifixion of
the Lord Jesus.
9 And I believed
him to be the
Creator of all things,
and the Almighty
King; and I prayed
to him, saying,
Lord, remember
me, when thou
comest into thy
kingdom.

10 He presently
regarded my
supplication, and
said to me, Verily I
say unto thee, this
day thou shalt be
with me in
Paradise. 1
11 And he gave me
this sign of the cross
saying, Carry this,
and go to Paradise;
and if the angel
who is the guard of
Paradise will not
admit thee, shew
him the sign of the
cross, and say unto
him: Jesus Christ
who is now
crucified, hath sent
me hither to thee.
12 When I did this,
and told the angel
who is the guard of
Paradise all these
things, and he
heard them, he
presently opened
the gates,
introduced me, and
placed me on the
right-hand in
Paradise,
13 Saying, Stay here
a little time, till
Adam, the father of
all mankind, shall
enter in, with all his
sons, who are the
holy and righteous
servants of Jesus
Christ, who was
crucified.
14 When they heard all this account from the thief, all the patriarchs said with one voice, Blessed be thou, O Almighty God, the Father of everlasting goodness, and the Father of mercies, who hast shewn such favour to those who were sinners against him, and hast brought them to the mercy of Paradise, and hast placed them amidst thy large and spiritual provisions, in a spiritual and holy life. Amen.

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The GOSPEL of NICODEMUS, formerly called the ACTS of PONTIUS PILATE.

Published from WordPress by Donna Brown Bowles May 29, 2022 CHAP. XXII.https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm

This is the first and last chapter’s.

[Although this Gospel is, by some
among the learned, supposed to
have been really written by
Nicodemus, who became a disciple.
of Jesus Christ, and conversed
with him; others conjecture that
it was a forgery towards the close.
of the third century by some
zealous believer, who observing
that there had been appeals made
by the Christians of the former
age, to the Acts of Pilate, but
that such Acts could not be
produced, imagined it would be of
service to Christianity to
fabricate and publish this Gospel;
as it would both confirm the
Christians under persecution, and
convince the Heathens of the truth
of the Christian religion. The
Rev. Jeremiah Jones says, that
such pious frauds were very common
among Christians even in the first
three centuries; and that a
forgery of this nature, with the
view above mentioned, seems
natural and probable. The same
author, in noticing that Eusebius,
in his Ecclesiastical history,
charges the Pagans with having
forged and published a book,
called “The Acts of Pilate,” takes
occasion to observe, that the
internal evidence of this Gospel
produced, imagined it would be of
service to Christianity to
fabricate and publish this Gospel;
as it would both confirm the
Christians under persecution, and
convince the Heathens of the truth
of the Christian religion.
Rev. Jeremiah Jones says, that
such pious frauds were very common
among Christians even in the first
three centuries; and that a
forgery of this nature, with the
view above mentioned, seems
natural and probable. The same
author, in noticing that Eusebius,
in his Ecclesiastical history,
charges the Pagans with having
forged and published a book,
called “The Acts of Pilate,” takes
occasion to observe, that the
internal evidence of this Gospel
shows it was not the work of any
Heathen; but that if in the latter
end of the third century we find
it in use among Christians (as it
was then certainly in some
churches) and about the same time
find a forgery of the Heathens
under the same title, it seems
exceedingly probable that some
Christians, at that time, should
publish such a piece as this, in
order partly to confront the
spurious one of the Pagans, and
partly to support those appeals
which had been made by former
Christians to the Acts of Pilate;
and Mr. Jones says, he thinks so
more particularly as we have
innumerable instances of forgeries
by the faithful in the primitive
ages, grounded on less plausible
reasons. Whether it be canonical
or not, it is of very great
antiquity, and is appealed to by
several of the ancient Christians.
The present translation is made
from the Gospel published by
Grynæus in the Orthodoxographa,
vol. i. tom. ii. p. 643.]
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This is the most extraordinary book I have ever read from the Apocrypha; “The Lost Books of the Bible.”
It’s 22 chapters.  I put the last chapter  Because it’s extremely important and amazing; however, the entire book is extraordinary!
I’ve included a link that takes you to the entire Book of THE GOSPEL OF NICODEMUS.
If you have the time please read this book. You will be amazed at how much information the elite has hidden from us for hundreds of years.

The GOSPEL of NICODEMUS, formerly called the ACTS of PONTIUS PILATE.

CHAP. XXII.https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm

1 Pilate goes to the temple; calls together the rulers, and scribes, and doctors. 2 Commands the gates to be shut; orders the book of the Scripture; and causes the Jews to relate what they really knew concerning Christ. 14 They declare that they crucified Christ in ignorance, and that they now know him to be the Son of God, according to the testimony of the Scriptures; which, after they put him to death, they are examined.

AFTER these things Pilate went to the temple of the Jews, and called together all the rulers and scribes, and doctors of the law, and went with them into a chapel of the temple.
2 And commanding that all the gates should be shut, said to them, I have heard that ye have a certain large book in this temple; I desire you therefore, that it may be brought before me.
3 And when the great book, carried by four ministers of the temple, and adorned with gold and precious stones, was brought, Pilate said to them all, I adjure you by the God of your Fathers, who made and commanded this temple to be built, that ye conceal not the truth from me.
4 Ye know all the things which are written in that book; tell me therefore now, if ye in the Scriptures have found any thing of that Jesus whom ye crucified, and at what time of the world he ought to have come: shew it me.

5 Then having sworn Annas and Caiaphas, they commanded all the rest who were with them to go out of the chapel.
6 And they shut the gates of the temple and of the chapel, and said to Pilate, Thou hast made us to swear, O judge, by the building of this temple, to declare to thee that which is true and right.
7 After we had crucified Jesus, not knowing that he was the Son of God, but supposing he wrought his miracles by some magical arts, we summoned a large assembly in this temple.
8 And when we were deliberating among one another about
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the miracles which Jesus had wrought, we found many witnesses of our own country, who declared that they had seen him alive after his death, and that they heard him discoursing with his disciples, and saw him ascending unto the height of the heavens, and entering into them;
9 And we saw two witnesses, whose bodies Jesus raised from the dead, who told us of many strange things which Jesus did among the dead, of which we have a written account in our hands.

10 And it is our custom annually to open this holy book before an assembly, and to search there for the counsel of God.
11 And we found in the first of the seventy books, where Michael the archangel is speaking to the third son of Adam the first man, an account that after five thousand five hundred years, Christ the most beloved Son of God was come on earth,
12 And we further considered, that perhaps he was the very God of Israel who spoke to Moses, Thou shalt make the ark of the testimony; two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 1
13 By these five cubits and a half for the building of the ark of the Old Testament, we perceived and knew that in five thousand years and a half (one thousand) years, Jesus Christ was to come in the ark or tabernacle of a body;.

14 And so our scriptures testify that he is the son of God, and the Lord and King of Israel.
15 And because after his suffering, our chief priests were surprised at the signs which were wrought by his means, we opened that book to search all the generations down to the generation of Joseph and Mary the mother of Jesus, supposing him to be of the seed of David;
16 And we found the account of the creation, and at what time he made the heaven and the earth and the first man Adam, and that from thence to the flood, were two thousand, two hundred and twelve years.
17 And from the flood to Abraham, nine hundred and twelve. And from Abraham to Moses, four hundred and thirty. And from Moses to David the king, five hundred and ten.
18 And from David to the Babylonish captivity, five hundred years. And from the Babylonish captivity to the incarnation of Christ, four hundred years.
19 The sum of all which amounts to five thousand and half (a thousand).
20 And so it appears, that Jesus whom we crucified, is Jesus Christ the Son of God, and true and Almighty God. Amen.

In the name of the Holy Trinity, thus end the Acts of our Saviour Jesus Christ, which the Emperor Theodosius the Great found at Jerusalem, in the hall of Pontius Pilate among the public records; the things were acted in the nineteenth year of Tiberius Cæsar, Emperor of the Romans, and in the seventeenth year of the government of Herod the son of Herod king of Galilee, on the eighth of the calends of April, which is the twenty-third 
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day of the month of March, in the CCIId Olympiad, when Joseph and Caiaphas were Rulers of the Jews; being a History written in Hebrew by Nicodemus, of what happened after our Saviour’s crucifixion.

Read original article here in it’s entirely…

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THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS

https://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/thomas.htmhttps://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/thomas.htmTranslations by: Thomas O. Lambdin (Coptic version)
                 B.P Grenfell & A.S. Hunt (Greek Fragments)
                 Bentley Layton (Greek Fragments)
Commentary by: Craig Schenk

THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS

50)  Jesus said, “If they say to you, ‘Where did you come from?’,
say to them, ‘We came from the light, the place where the light
came into being on its own accord and established [itself] and became manifest/clear through their image.’ If they say to you, ‘Is it you?’, say, ‘We are its children, we are the elect/chosen of the Living Father.’ If they ask you, ‘What is the sign of your father in you?’, say to them, ‘It is movement and repose.'”

REPOSE: PEACE, TRANQUILITY
A state of rest, sleep, or tranquility.
A state of resting after exertion or strain especially : rest in sleep

Eternal or heavenly restpray for the repose of a soul

A harmony in the arrangement of parts and colors that is restful to the eye MOVEMENT:
moving parts of a mechanism that transmit a definite motion

A series of organized activities working toward an objective also: an organized effort to promote or attain an end.

Definition of movement in motion

A sense  of movement distinct structural unit or division having its own key, rhythmic structure, and themes and forming part of an extended musical composition
The symphony consisted of three movements.

A particular rhythmic flow of language.
Art movement. A harmonious arrangement of colors and forms, providing a restful visual effect.

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD

Ephesians 6:10-18 King James Version (KJV)

Posted by Donna Brown Bowles

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

The Psalms of Solomon

Posted by Donna Brown Bowles

March 24, 2020

This story reminds me of today how people have turned their backs on God and, how America is being invaded by evil.

Evil from within and from them that invade our once great country.

May God have mercy on us.

The Psalms of Solomon

Chapter II.

The desecration of Jerusalem; captivity, murder, and raping. A psalm of utter despair.

When the sinner waxed proud, with a battering-ram he cast down fortified walls,

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And thou didst not restrain him.
Alien nations ascended Thine altar,
They trampled it proudly with their sandals;
Because the sons of Jerusalem had defiled the holy things of the Lord,
Had profaned with iniquities the offerings of God.
Therefore He said: Cast them far from Me;

. . . . . .
It was set at naught before God,
It was utterly dishonoured;
The sons and the daughters were m grievous captivity,
Sealed was their neck, branded was it among the nations.

According to their sins hath He done unto them,
For He hath left them in the hands of them that prevailed.
He hath turned away His face from pitying them,
Young and old and their children together;
For they had done evil one and all, in not hearkening.
And the heavens were angry,
And the earth abhorred them;
For no man upon it had done what they did,
And the earth recognized all
Thy righteous judgements, O God.
They set the sons of Jerusalem to be mocked at in return for the harlots in her;
Every wayfarer entered in in the full light of day.
They made mock with their transgressions, as they themselves were wont to do;
In the full light of day they revealed their iniquities.
And the daughters of Jerusalem were defiled in accordance with Thy judgement,
Because they had defiled themselves with unnatural intercourse.
I am pained in my bowels and my inward parts for these things.

And yet I will justify Thee, O God, in uprightness of heart,
For in Thy judgements is Thy righteousness displayed, O God.
For Thou hast rendered to the sinners according to their deeds,
Yea, according to their sins, which were very wicked.
Thou hast uncovered their sins, that Thy judgement might be manifest;
Thou hast wiped out their memorial from the earth.
God is a righteous judge,
And he is no respecter of persons.

For the nations reproached Jerusalem, trampling it down;
Her beauty was dragged down from the throne of glory.
She girded on sackcloth instead of comely raiment,
A rope was about her head instead of a crown.
She put off the glorious diadem which God had set upon her,
In dishonour was her beauty cast upon the ground.

And I saw and entreated the Lord and said,
Long enough, O Lord has Thine hand been heavy on Israel, in bringing the nations upon them.
For they have made sport unsparingly in wrath and fierce anger;
And they will make an utter end, unless Thou, O Lord, rebuke them in Thy wrath.
For they have done. it not in zeal, but in lust of soul,
Pouring out their wrath upon us with a view to rapine.
Delay not, O God, to recompense them on their heads,
To turn the pride of the dragon into dishonour. p. 107

And I had not long to wait before God showed me the insolent one
Slain on the mountains of Egypt,
Esteemed of less account than the least, on land and sea;
His body, too, borne hither and thither on the billows with much insolence,
With none to bury him, because He had rejected him with dishonour.

He reflected not that he was man,
And reflected not on the latter end;
He said: I will be lord of land and sea;
And he recognized not that it is God who is great,
Mighty in His great strength.
He is king over the heavens,
And judgeth kings and kingdoms.
It is He who setteth me up in glory,
And bringeth down the proud to eternal destruction in dishonour,
Because they knew Him not.

And now behold, ye princes of the earth, the judgement of the Lord,
For a great king and righteous is He, judging all that is under heaven.
Bless God, ye that fear the Lord with wisdom,
For the mercy of the Lord will ~e upon them that fear Him, m the Judgement;
So that He will distinguish between the righteous and the sinner,
And recompense the sinners for ever according to their deeds;
And have mercy on the righteous, delivering him from the affliction of the sinner,
And recompensing the sinner for what he bath done to the righteous.
For the Lord is good to them that call upon Him in patience,
Doing according to His mercy to His pious ones,
Establishing them at all times before Him in strength.

Blessed be the Lord for ever before His servants.

The ACTS of PAUL and THECLA.

This apocrypha is an extraordinary story and has inspired me greatly. The power of Jesus, the Son of God and the only true living God is shown in this wonderful apocrypha.

This story details, in my opinion, what a real feminist is. Her strength, courage and integrity could only come from a life devoted to God. Please read it in its entirety from the 1st. Chapter. Link below.

CHAP. IX.

1 Thecla thrown naked to the wild beasts; 2 they all refuse to attack her; 8 throws herself into a pit of water. 10 other wild beasts refuse her. 11 Tied to wild bulls. 13 Miraculously saved. 15 Released. 24 Entertained by Trifina.

THEN Thecla was taken out of the hand of Trifina, stripped naked, had a girdle put on, and thrown into the place appointed for fighting with the beasts: and the lions and the bears were let loose upon her.

2 But a she-lion, which was of all the most fierce, ran to Thecla, and fell down at her feet. Upon which the multitude of women shouted aloud.

3 Then a she-bear ran fiercely towards her; but the she-lion met the bear, and tore it to pieces.

4 Again, a he-lion, who had been wont to devour men, and which belonged to Alexander, ran towards her; but the she-lion encountered the he-lion, and they killed each other.

5 Then the women were under a greater concern, because the she-lion, which had helped Thecla, was dead.

6 Afterwards they brought out many other wild beasts; but Thecla stood with her hands stretched towards heaven, and prayed; and when she had done praying, she turned about, and saw a pit of water, and said, Now it is a proper time for me to be baptized.

7 Accordingly she threw herself into the water, and said, In thy name, O my Lord Jesus Christ, I am this last day baptized. The women and the people seeing this, cried out, and said, Do not throw yourself into the water. And the governor himself cried out, to think that the fish (sea-calves) were like to devour so much beauty.

8 ¶ Notwithstanding all this, Thecla threw herself into the water, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But the fish (sea-calves,) when they saw the lighting and fire, were killed, and swam dead upon the surface of the water, and a cloud of fire surrounded

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Thecla, so that as the beasts could not come near her, so the people could not see her nakedness.

10 Yet they turned other wild beasts upon her; upon which they made a very mournful outcry; and some of them scattered spikenard, others cassia, others amomus (a sort of spikenard, or the herb of Jerusalem, or ladies-rose) others ointment; so that the quantity of ointment was large, in proportion to the number of people; and upon this all the beasts lay as though they had been fast asleep, and did not touch Thecla.

11 Whereupon Alexander said to the Governor, I have some very terrible bulls; let us bind her to them. To which the governor, with concern, replied, You may do what you think fit.

12 Then they put a cord round Thecla’s waist, which bound also her feet, and with it tied her to the bulls, to whose privy-parts they applied red-hot irons, that so they being the more tormented, might more violently drag Thecla about, till they had killed her.

13 The bulls accordingly tore about, making a most hideous noise; but the flame which was about Thecla, burnt off the cords which were fastened to the members of the bulls, and she stood in the middle of the stage, as unconcerned as if she had not been bound.

14 But in the mean time Trifina, who sat upon one of the benches, fainted away and died; upon which the whole city was under a very great concern.

15 And Alexander himself was afraid, and desired the governor, saying: I entreat you, take compassion on me and the city, and release this woman, who has fought with the beasts; lest, both you and I, and the whole city be destroyed

16 For if Cæsar should have any account of what has passed now, he will certainly immediately destroy the city, because Trifina, a person of royal extract, and a relation of his, is dead upon her seat.

A REAL FEMINIST

17 Upon this the governor called Thecla from among the beasts to him, and said to her, Who art thou? and what are thy circumstances, that not one of the beasts will touch thee?

18 Thecla replied to him; I am a servant of the living God; and as to my state, I am a believer on Jesus Christ his Son, in whom God is well pleased; and for that reason none of the beasts could touch me.

19 He alone is the way to eternal salvation, and the foundation of eternal life. He is a refuge to those who are in distress; a support to the afflicted, hope and defence to those who are hopeless; and, in a word, all those who do not believe on him, shall not live, but suffer eternal death.

20 When the govern or heard these things, he ordered her clothes to be brought, and said to her put on your clothes.

21 Thecla replied: May that God who clothed me when I was naked among the beasts, in the day of judgment clothe your soul with the robe of salvation. Then she took her clothes, and put them on; and the governor immediately published an order in these words; I release to you Thecla the servant of God.

22 Upon which the women cried out together with a loud voice, and with one accord gave praise unto God, and said; There is but one God, who is the God

of Thecla; the one God who delivered Thecla.

Read the entire story because it is fascinating.

https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob14.htm

~ Fallen Star ~

Confessing a true love

For all who would attend

A testimony of your faith

Appears in all the land

Posted in a copyright

And written on your hand

Only He knows your intent

A mirror reflects an image

Absent of its soul

Just an empty vessel

An empty shell plasterd in barnacles

Disguised as golden medals of a war

Yes, a solider of discord

An oath made in secret

In uncertainties as a dedication to our Lord

All your Plastic words

Are boldly typed in Braille

As a record of your greatness

In honor to our Lord

A bright illumination

For those who may be bored

Or

maybe

Just

Another

fallen

star…

In the

Army

Of

discord

WE ARE MORE ALIKE THAN THEY WOULD HAVE YOU THINK

We are all created in HIS image and likeness and given the choice to choose peace or war.

Native American Warfare in the West: Conflict Among the tribes.

Let me get this straight.
Do you mean humans are more alike then we have been indoctrinated to believe, and it wasn’t just,
“The White Man,” who was capable of such atrocities against humanity?
Indians did it also?
And we were all created in God’s image and likeness and given the choice to choose peace or war?

Genesis 1:26-27

26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biblegateway.com/passage/%3fsearch=Genesis%2b1:26-27&version=KJV&interface=amp

That’s amazing…

Some would have you believe that everything oppressive is caused by,
“The Evil White Man” and that somehow America would be better off and a peaceful land if Columbus hadn’t come to America.
The irony of it all…

Here’s some interesting parts of history that are taboo to repeat in our society because they don’t want you to know that we, no matter what race, color or creed, are all alike, in every way shape and manner.

The reason they, “The elite” don’t want you to know is it will ruin their plans to divide and conquer!
If we’re not united against evil they win.
It’s not about color.
It’s about good or evil.

And it’s probably time to choose sides and choose wisely because there are ONLY two sides to ONE GREAT STORY:

God’s or satan

You decide.

Below is an example of how the Indian tribes were and are no different than the white, black, Asian etc…

Native American Warfare in the West: Conflict Among the tribes.

Fighting in the Southwest during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries followed the mourning-war pattern prevalent among the eastern woodland Indians. Like their eastern counterparts, both sedentary Pueblo Indians and seminomadic tribes such as the Navajo warred to avenge the murder of their kinsmen. In important ways, however, warfare in the Southwest differed from that practiced in the eastern part of North America. First, semisedentary Native Americans raided both other seminomadic tribes and the Pueblo Indians in an effort to acquire material goods through plunder. More importantly, the Pueblo Indians living in and near the Rio Grande valley often fought wars that were more similar to European conflicts than to the woodland Indians’ blood feuds.

Semi Sedentary Tribes. Like their eastern neighbors, tribes such as the Apache and Navajo fought to avenge the deaths of kinsmen rather than to acquire territory. When a clan member was killed by Indians from another tribe, a war leader related to the deceased formed a war party composed of kinsmen and unrelated young men who sought the prestige that came through success in battle. After two nights of war dances and a day of feasting, the war party moved into enemy territory, where it took women and children captive and killed enemy warriors. Because semi-nomadic Indians such as the Navajo had to avenge every clan member killed by a rival tribe, blood-feud warfare was, as in the East, self-perpetuating and never ending.

Raiding Parties. There were, however, important differences between the objectives of eastern Indian warfare and the goals of their southwestern counterparts. While eastern Indians fought almost exclusively to achieve retribution, southwestern Indians clashed with their neighbors both to avenge previous wrongs and to loot them of material possessions. Apaches and Navajos, for example, raided both each other and the sedentary Pueblo Indian tribes in an effort to acquire goods through plunder. Though the distinction was missed by the Pueblo Indians and, later, by the Spanish, raiding parties differed substantially from war parties in terms of their objectives and their approach. While war parties sought to take captives and to achieve vengeance through killing, the smaller raiding parties hoped to avoid fighting and focused instead on taking booty. Raids often spawned blood feuds, though, because a tribe had to avenge the death of a warrior who died either in a raid or in an ensuing battle with pursuers.

Pueblo Indians. The sedentary Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande valley likewise engaged in the vengeance-motivated

Warfare that was common to kinship-based societies. Pueblo warfare was not, however, limited to blood feuds. Living in and near the densely populated but resource-poor Rio Grande valley, Pueblo tribes such as the Hopis, Zunis, Piros, and Tewas fought with one another to secure control of the region’s limited supply of arable land. Such economically and territorially motivated warfare led the Pueblo Indians to make their adobe towns—called pueblos—powerful defensive fortifications. They did so by building their settlements atop steep mesas, by constructing their multistory buildings around a central plaza to form sheer exterior walls, and by limiting access to the main square to a single, narrow, easily defended passageway. Navajo and Apache raiding parties consequently found the Pueblo Indians’ settlements to be tempting but formidable targets.

Sources

George J. Gumerman, ed., Themes in Southwest Prehistory (Santa Fe, N.M.: School of American Research Press, 1994);

https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/native-american-warfare-west-conflict-among-southwestern-indians

Elizabeth H. John, Storms Brewed in Other Men’s Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish and French in the Southwest, 1540–1795 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1975);

https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/native-american-warfare-west-conflict-among-southwestern-indians