Sunday Walk 35 – Easter

αναστας δε πρωι πρωτη σαββατου εφανη πρωτον μαρια τη μαγδαληνη αφ ης εκβεβληκει επτα δαιμονια

Mark 16:9 Textus Receptus with various translations

Mario Murillo described a woman who was once demon possessed and sold on the streets in “Mary Magdalene on the Day Jesus Died”. After Jesus cast out her demons she followed Him. Then came the crucifixion.

And then came the power of the resurrection.

In his Easter blog post this morning Mario Murillo wrote, “Easter is not polite. It is fire!  It is not about bunnies or eggs, and it has no place among the other harmless religious holidays.”

The resurrection separates Easter from other religious holidays. That resurrection is the assurance of the coming judgement.

διοτι εστησεν ημεραν εν η μελλει κρινειν την οικουμενην εν δικαιοσυνη εν ανδρι ω ωρισεν πιστιν παρασχων πασιν αναστησας αυτον εκ νεκρων

Acts 17:31 Textus Receptus with various translations

Geri Ungurean linked to this song in a recent post.

An Easter Hallelujah
Reminder: There is more going on with the Resurrection of Jesus than New Age sentiment about the rising sun

Merry Christmas

Confucius is dead. Mohammad is dead. Shinto is dead. Buddha is dead, but Jesus is alive and therefore I can believe IN Jesus. I can’t believe in the others. They are all gone.

David Pawson, The Key Steps to Becoming a Christian, Part 3 (about 18:45)

I love the traditional celebration of Christmas on December 25th especially as Mario Murillo presented it yesterday in his post. However, placing the actual birth of Jesus at the beginning of the Jewish calendar, that is, on Nisan 1, opens up, for me, an unexpected fulfillment of prophecy.

Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Christian pastor, made the case that Jesus was born on March 20, 6 BC. If you watch the 28 minute video, When Was Jesus REALLY Born??, (Jim Bakker Show November 12th, 2012), look for the following:
1) In the spring lambing season the shepherds would be in the fields at night attending the birth of the lambs.
2) These lambs from Bethlehem were the temple sacrificial lambs. By pointing out the sign of “a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12 NIV), the angel was telling the shepherds to also attend the birth of Jesus.
3) Central events in the life of Jesus occurred on Jewish holy days: the Lamb Selection Day (Palm Sunday), Passover (Crucifixion), the Feast of First Fruits (Resurrection), and Shavuot (Pentecost). If His birth were a similarly central event it would likely occur on Nisan 1, the beginning of the Jewish calendar.
4) The birth year of 6 BC is suggested by an unusual occultation of Jupiter by the Moon in the constellation Aries that the Magi, or Zoroastrian astrologers, would have noticed in the spring. This would point them to the birth (occultation) of a king (Jupiter) in Judea (Aries).
5) The Tabernacle took nine months to complete like the period from conception to birth of a baby. It was set up on Nisan 1, “on the first day of the first month” (Exodus 40:2 NIV).

As Jonathan Cahn mentioned at the end of the video every time we receive Jesus it is day one, a new beginning. That would include today, December 25th, as well. And so I wish you a Merry Christmas and a new beginning.


Events

The winter solstice doesn’t bother us.
It happens this time every year.
It comes and goes. A few might care to know,
But no one feels any fear.

A birth we celebrate about this time
That happened once in ancient days
Still moves the heart with joyful gratitude.
We rise with shepherds singing praise.

One-Liner Wednesday – The Most Important Days

Everything in me tells me these are the most important days you will know in our lifetime. Waste them, and it will be the greatest regret of your life.

Mario Murillo, 5 THINGS YOU MUST DO DURING THIS AGONIZING WAITING PERIOD, November 23, 2020

Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

Lagoon Area
Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

One-Liner Wednesday – Discernment

First you must make a clear distinction between those you can trust, and those you cannot trust.

Mario Murillo, THE RISE OF THE MACHINES, November 18, 2020

Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

The following photo is for Kammie’s Oddball Challenge.

Red, Black and White
Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

Sunday Walk 15

I have been rereading Mario Murillo’s Vessels of Fire and Glory this past week. I will likely read it again later. This sentence stands out for me.

When the pain of being average becomes stronger than the fear of greatness, you will embrace your destiny.

Mario Murillo, Vessels of Fire & Glory, page 137.

Here is a beautiful song from All Sons and Daughters. This is the kind of song that, once I’ve heard it, I can feel it going through my mind guiding my Sunday walk.

All Sons & Daughters, Great Are You Lord, Integrity Music
Autumn Trail Forest Preserve

One-Liner Wednesday – Greatest Regret

Just ask yourself, “What will be my greatest regret when this is over? What will haunt me most in the future about my actions today?”

Mario Murillo, THE ONLY THING THAT WILL MATTER TO YOU WHEN THIS IS OVER, Mario Murillo Ministries, November 11, 2020

Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday.

Clouds Above Oak Trees
Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

The American Swamp 7

15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Daniel 3:15-18 King James Version

I just finished listening to Sid Roth’s interview of Mario Murillo during this interim period when the outcome of the presidential election in the United States is uncertain. I agree with Murillo. I agree with both of them.

Sid Roth Interview of Mario Murillo
Leaf Covered Forest

Tent Revival in Fresno, California

Almighty God made an emphatic statement in Fresno tonight. This was not a good meeting. I have been to good meetings. This was an explosion. This was the vengeance of God crashing into Satan’s agenda.

Mario Murillo, Fresno Explodes! October 12, 2020

Given Mario Murillo’s support for Donald Trump as evidenced by his recent posts HOW SATANISM AND DEMOCRATS FOUND EACH OTHER and WHEN CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE SO OPEN MINDED THEIR BRAINS FALL OUT I don’t think he will mind me closing with this photo taken at a Pro-Trump rally in Northbrook, Illinois, on September 25th which was only a few blocks from where we live when in Northbrook. I didn’t know about the rally in advance but when I saw the gathering I stood with the Trump supporters even though I’m a registered Democrat.

I’ve been puzzled over the past four years why the Democratic Party has overplayed its hand demonizing President Trump. If you take into account their deceitful impeachment, their slandering through fake news of Trump and his administration, who, by the way, handled the coronavirus very well, and their toxic self-righteousness in the BLM rioting, I don’t see how anyone could shamelessly vote for a Democrat for any office. With their current top candidate most likely compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, and so unable to effectively stand for America, one could say that it would be outright unpatriotic to vote for them.

MAGA