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Thought since things have changed a lot here on the blog, I should probably put up a ‘sticky’ so that people have an idea of what’s going on.  Otherwise, it might be kind of confusing.

I’m Anna.  I’ve been blogging since December of 2000, (first Xanga, then everything imported here that WP would transfer).   There is a TON in the archives, and up thru July 2015, everything is viewable.  I used to blog completely publicly.  It was nice for everyone else, but not for me.

These days?  I put up a mix of public and protected posts.  Pretty much it’s like this:  anything homeschool, spiritual, craft-ish, or that I really need to share, is public, and can be viewed by everyone.  Everything related to my family, my feelings, our personal activities?  It’s all private.  Partly because on-line people are just plain vicious and have abused my willingness to be open, and also because people I don’t want having access to my life (IRL) lurk up my blog, and that just doesn’t work for me.

Why protected and not private?  Because I do have a handful of friends that I like to share with.  So it gives them access, and keeps out the people I don’t want snipping at me (or snooping up my family).  Everything on the sidebars is there for use, everything in the homeschool archive is pretty much up to date, and I’ll keep adding to it, as I blog.  But not everything is viewable.  If it asks for a password, it’s not for you.

Just a heads up, in case there are any questions. :)
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There are more Pesach posts on the sidebar than you can shake a fist at.  Posts about the seder, about the four cups, with a Passover Lapbook, with thoughts on Chametz and prophecy… you can get my Omer countdown printout.   I’m not going to repeat all of it.  Look to the right column for more information.

But I did have a thought, this year:  First set of plagues (before the Exodus) were three sets of three, with a final redemption.  In the book of Revelation the latter set of plagues are three sets of seven (instead of three).  So…  when Messiah gave up the ghost, He ministered to the saints that had gone for three days, with a final redemption, after.  My thought is… in the latter fulfillment, would that ministering be seven days instead of three?  If so, that would be the length of the Marriage Supper in Jewish tradition.  Revelation talks of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, right?  And I need to also add that Pesach is a 7 day celebration.

Interesting to note/consider, anyhow!

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EarthQuake Update

It’s been years.  Seriously, years.  I don’t do terra events, political stuff, terrorism or any of that kind of reporting here, anymore.  There’s a guy who does that for me, now – ‘Extinction Protocol’.  Of course he doesn’t put the prophetic side of the picture in the explanations, the way I did.  But honestly?  Why re-do something someone else is doing a good enough job at?  It was a load off me, when he opened his blog.

But back in the day, I used to watch stuff closer.  And when – this weekend – we had seven major earthquakes, seven days before Pesach?  Well, how could I NOT say something about that?!

Anyhow, I went back in my archives.  I vaguely remembered a chart that I had on my blog of the number of 6.0 and bigger earthquakes.  There are actually a couple of them, it turns out.  The first is posted 10/2/2009, and was taken from USGS.gov via George Ure (conspiracy theorist I gave up half a decade ago).  I accepted the information as correct (being it was allegedly from the gov’t site) – and added to it on 10/17/2009, and then again on 6/23/2010.   Which, to save you scrolling thru the archives, looks like this:

Long story short, it’s been SIX years since that chart, and with all the quakes that are happening, I wondered if things were still picking up or not.  So this morning I spent a little time at USGS, not only checking the back data on that old chart I got from Ure against their data archives (and it’s right… up until 2010), but finding out how many 6.0+ quakes there have been since then.  Here’s my present data chart, based on what’s on USGS:

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You have my apologies on the ugly editing.  I don’t… have the equipment to chart with, and don’t really care enough to put any more time into it than this.  So the data from the USGS does, indeed, show that the uptrend in 6.0+ earthquakes is continuing.  How exciting.

HOWEVER, I have a caveat to add.  There are two blue lines.  First, 2016 is blue because we’re only one third of the way thru the year.  The data is incomplete, so I turned the line blue to indicate that the data is still coming in on that line.

The line for 2010 is blue, as well… and here’s why.  In 2010, I counted the quakes on both USGS *and* the IRIS seismic sites, myself.  THREE TIMES, if my blog is correct.  And the number of quakes was off the chart – which is in keeping with the SMS:  in 2010, the sixth seal of Revelation opened, so it was supposed to be a year of spiked cataclysm.

Here’s the problem:  when I went over the USGS data this morning?  2010 is listed as having only 51 earthquakes that are 6.0 or bigger.  There’s something WRONG, there.  Now if I counted it myself that year…?  On two separate sites?  I have a hard time with the difference in the data.  (I also checked my counts in 2008 and 2009 – they matched IRIS and USGS, perfectly.)  So that discrepancy is just WEIRD.  I don’t get it.  So I kept the count that I did (since I’ve never, ever been given a reason to trust the gov’t), and turned it blue.  Something’s wrong.  I didn’t keep the lists of quakes from 2010 to prove it, but there it is.

Regardless, the upwards trend in quakes is continuing.  And I thought it was worth pointing out.  In fact, worth graphing.  ((Shoddily done as it was.  It serves its purpose, anyhow.))

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This… is a very, VERY important lesson for believers, today.
One of the biggest, in my opinion.  Shall we dig in?

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.  vs 1.

This WHOLE chapter is about separation, and this is the ‘court case’ that we’re going to look at as an example.  Remember, First Corinthians was written to the church in Corinth.  These are believers who have accepted Messiah as Savior.  And apparently there’s some sleeping around with inappropriate partnering going on.  Here’s what Paul says we should do about sin (ANY sin, not just fornication):

And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.  vs. 2.

The first thing they’re to do is to mourn for sin, and be regretful that it was a part of their congregation.

For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,  vs 3.

Next he says that we should (using his example) JUDGE the person who has sinned.  Say what?   That’s right.  Messiah Himself in John 7:24 says that we are to ‘judge righteous judgment’.  It’s one of our jobs as believers.    But… what about ‘judge not, lest ye be judged?!?!, you ask.  Yeah.  We’ll get there in just a minute.  Hang on… we’re still going thru what we’re supposed to do, first.

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,  vs. 4

Note that the first two things to be done are personal, or things that we do ourselves.  Next up are the two things to be done as a congregation, or gathering of brethren… and here’s the first:  we’re to gather together to address the problem.  There IS a problem.  And it doesn’t get tolerated or ignored.

 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.  vs. 5

Then the group takes action.  They kick out (or ex-communicate, although that’s a little Catholic for me) the person from the brethern.  Yeah, this action would not be considered luvving in this day and age.  Yehovah wouldn’t be considered luvving, either.  But this is what the Bible says.  Either you believe it and adhere to it, or you don’t.  It can’t be claimed and yet dismissed.  Sorry.

Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.  vs 6-8

Ah!  A feast reference… and just as Passover is coming up!  First, WHY would Paul use an analogy of the Passover feast?  For one thing, these aren’t Jews, they’re Corinthians.  If what today’s christians say is true, the Jewish law (and feasts) and Old Testament doesn’t apply anymore – Jee-zuss replaced all of that old stuff.  And yet here we have a New Testament, POST-Ascension teaching about the feasts made by Paul to a group of people not Jewish and not even living in Israel.  Why would he expect them to ‘get’ his little illustration… UNLESS THEY WERE FEAST-KEEPERS?!!?  Ah-ha!  That’s just got to hurt, christianity.  I’m just sayin’.

This little illustration of making sure sin doesn’t beset the believers should be really obvious to feast-keepers.  If you’re not one, then basically during Passover, a lamb is slain (and eaten, and the blood put on the doorposts), and then the Torah-observant believers go without any leavened food for a week.  This is because leaven is illustrative of sin, and after Messiah’s gift, He’s taken away our sin.  Paul’s saying KEEP IT that way.  He didn’t die in vain, and His followers should be showing a marked difference.

 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:  vs. 9

This isn’t the first time that Paul has warned believers not to have blatant sin happening among believers.  And I say ‘sin’ and not ‘fornicators’, because in a second, he’s going to open this up to ALL kinds of sin, and I figure we might as well just face that, now.  But now he’s going to cause your heads to spin, again, with this NEXT statement:

Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.  vs 10

He says, “DO NOT keep company with sinners… but this admonition excludes unbelievers.  Whoa, what?  Yeah.  He clarifies his statement with a ‘you can’t separate from everyone, and you shouldn’t anyhow.  After all, Messiah hung with adultresses, publicans and pharisees… tax-collectors and the smarmy people.’   Now WHY are we allowed to hang with sinful nonnies?  Because for gosh sakes, they’re not going to hold to Truth – that’s WHY they’re nonnies!   Remember that verse about ‘judging righteous judgment’ that I quoted up there, earlier?  Yeah!  That’s for believers – RIGHTEOUS people.  We judge them.  You remember that verse you would’ve flung at me from Matthew 7:1 – ‘Judge not, lest ye be judged’?   That applies to non-believers.  We don’t judge them.  We can’t hold them up to God’s standard, because they don’t even claim to abide by that standard.  Get it?

And in case you think I’m making this up or twisting up Paul’s words?  He totally confirms what I just told you with the next verses:

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?  But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.  vs 11-13

He spells it right out, there.  It’s the guy who says he’s a follower of Messiah who’s sinning that we are to separate from.  NOT unbelievers.  We can be friends with gays, liars, drunks… as long as they are NOT believers.  Because they’re the world.  Honestly, what do you expect the world to do, hello?  OF COURSE they’re not going to obey scripture!  But believers?  Those are the people we’re supposed to hold accountable to what they say they believe.

This is NOT how the church does things.  The church today?  It segregates away from nonnies and hangs in little cliques, and then brushes their dirt under the rug and pretend they’re holy and luvving and are really a big ol’ disobedient pond of scum.  It’s truly craptastic, anymore.

Paul’s message?  Oh, yeah, it still totally applies, today.

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