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Jesus is arrested

7 Jul

The story moves onto Jesus being arrested.

Matt: Jesus was still speaking, when Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs and sent by the chief priests and the elders. The traitor had given the crowd a signal. “The man I kiss is the one you want. Arrest him!” Judas went straight to Jesus and said, “Peace be with you, Teacher,” and kissed him. Jesus answered, “be quick about it, friend!” Then they came up, arrested Jesus, and held him tight. One of those who were with Jesus drew his sword and struck at the High Priest’s slave, cutting off his ear. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him. “All who take the sword will die by the sword.”

Jesus continued “Don’t you know that I could call on my Father for help, and at once he would send me more than twelve armies of angels? But in that case, how could the scriptures come true which say that this is what must happen?” Then Jesus spoke to the crowd, “did you have to come with swords and clubs to capture me, as though I were an outlaw? Every day I sat down and taught in the Temple, and you did not arrest me. But all this has happened in order to make come true what the prophets wrote in the Scriptures.” Then all the disciples left him and ran away.

I mentioned in earlier blogs that there was no need for Judas to be paid to betray Jesus because not only had he said many times he would be arrested the authors have written many times in the lead up to the arrest, they knew where Jesus was.

The authors through Jesus’ words ‘again’ are drumming home to the reader that every day Jesus sat down and taught in the Temple. It is very clear for anyone reading the texts Jesus marketed his plan and the authors have used a great deal of creative drama to make the story intentionally sensational.

Jesus was still speaking (or trying to wake the disciples) when Judas of the twelve disciples arrived. The coming of this event was mentioned at the Passover Meal so both Judas and the disciples knew the incident was to occur. Jesus was known for his trouble and would teach in the temple every day and yet Judas still had to identify him by the kiss.

The disciples could not remain awake, so how would they run away? That is because they slept while the sons of Zebedee, James and John ran away to take up their next position.

‘All who take the sword die by the sword.’ This is Jesus’ own words and yet if you refer to Matthew, chapter 10, verse 34. Jesus said “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the world? No. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Jesus is later speared by a sword on the cross which means by his own admission Jesus took the sword. This can be interpreted many ways but in my thoughts none of it is good and only enhances war and danger.

You will notice, first in the desert after Jesus was baptized (although he was at a wedding at the same time), he preached not to test god. Again in this verse Jesus says Don’t you know that I could call on my Father for help, and at once he would send me more than twelve armies of angels? It is interesting because with all this talk about how god will send his angels, Jesus conveniently never pushes god to do it. This is not about testing god it is about the inability of an existing god to perform such miracles.

A thought I have often had, at the arrest it is said there was a huge crowd who came with the arresters for Jesus. Throughout the texts, as I have previously pointed out Jesus angered many people. It has been repeatedly written; the people did not trust Jesus and called him a liar and a coward. Jesus spent a lot of time hiding and even just before his last supper he hid. My point is through the authors’ creative writing they may have had to have Jesus plot his own death, which he trialled on Lazarus so he could escape unchallenged to Greece for his own safety from the crowds. And in the interest of the High Priests they may have agreed to the plan because of the disruption he was causing with the outcasts who did follow him and equally those numbers were growing also. A lot of what is yet to come suggests this is possible.
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Moses in the Bible

27 Jun

Moses is the superhero of the Old Testament in the bible. The story of the Exodus was staged by Moses to free his people from slavery. Moses’ story is extensive and there are many points of interest I would like to cover about this superhero. And because there are so many issues on this subject I will spread them over several blogs, so stay tuned, you won’t be disappointed.

To commence the story of Moses I need to refer back to a period of time 400 years before the birth of Moses. This is significant because it explains the reason why Moses needed to free his people from slavery. This information is covered in my blog ‘Joseph in the Old Testament’ from decodedseries. Therefore I will give a quick overview so as to join the two events: Joseph to Moses.

During the time of Abraham and the birth of Isaac, the Lord told Abraham that in the future his people would be enslaved for 400 years and that he would punish the nation responsible. I referred to this announcement as a Premeditated Plan rather than a prophesy. Premeditated because it was God who sent Joseph into Egypt under the pretense of saving the people. Joseph was initially imprisoned by the Egyptian king and when he had the opportunity to interpret the kings dreams he was promoted to Governor over all of Egypt.

While Joseph was Governor of Egypt he confiscated the grain from around all the cities and stored it in the warehouses. There is no mention in the bible Joseph paid for this grain. This was done during the time of plenty so when the time of famine came upon Egypt the people had food to eat. The people paid Joseph for the grain during the famine to feed themselves and their families. Joseph’s fathers family who lived in Canaan, also suffered severe famine and went to Egypt to buy grain. Joseph then brought his entire family to Egypt to live. After exhausting their money the Egyptians gave their livestock to Joseph for food. The following years desperate for food, the people gave their lands and their bodies to Joseph in return for food. Joseph took all the lands of Egypt for the palace and then made slaves of everyone from one end of Egypt to the other. This slavery included Joseph’s whole family.

This is how the people came to be in Egypt and how they were enslaved. God through Joseph enslaved the Egyptians and the chosen people of God. This is where the announcement made to Abraham about the 400 year slavery commenced. The slavery was commenced by God and Joseph. This is why I have said this incident was not a prophesy but a premeditated plan.

Four Hundred (400) years after Joseph, Moses was born. The Egyptian king had no knowledge of Joseph but had inherited what Joseph had commenced – slavery. The king aware of the growing number of Israelites said they had become too numerous and strong and were a threat. The king ordered slave drivers over them to crush their spirit with hard labour. During this same time the king ordered all Israelite baby boys born to be killed because their numbers had become too great. This period of time did not last 400 years but in fact the measure of 400 years was from the time of Joseph to Moses.

When Moses was born his mother placed him in a basket made of reed and placed it in the tall grass at the edge of the river. The king’s daughter came down to the river to bathe and noticed the basket. She asked her slave girl to get it. When she opened the basket she saw a baby boy. The princess took the baby and named him Moses.  

Moses was raised by the palace and when he had grown up he went out to visit his people. On his first visit to his people he saw an Egyptian kill a Hebrew, one of Moses’ people.  When no one was watching he murdered the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand.

Up front we have a snap shot personality profile of Moses: Moses is a murderer…

The next day he went back and saw two Hebrew men fighting. He questioned them why they were beating up a fellow Hebrew. The man answered: “Who made you our ruler and judge? Are you going to kill me just as you killed that Egyptian?” Moses was afraid and fled to live in the land of Midian.

While Moses was at Sinai God appears to him in a burning bush. God told Moses to go back to Egypt and free his people from slavery. Moses was made a prophet of God.

Moses, a prophet of God was a murderer. God chose Moses, the murderer, to lead his people out of Egypt.

In battle a winner is not necessarily the good guy. It takes the profile of a dangerous leader to win a battle. Therefore the winners in history who led many victories could possibly be considered the bad guys. Good guys don’t kill… This will prove true when I uncover more information about Moses in my blogs.

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Amy

Mandrake named in Old Testament

26 Jun

Yes Mandrake is mentioned by name in the Old Testament. This makes the bible story more interesting.  So why is this so important? It is important because Mandrake was a known drug of antiquity and it had many properties including inducing sleep. This plant is mentioned in the story about Jacob in the Old Testament. Jacob falls in love with Rachel and works sevens years for her hand in marriage. On Jacob’s wedding night Rachel’s father Laban swaps her for Leah. The reasoning (as I understand) is because Leah was the eldest daughter and should marry first. So Jacob then voluntarily works another seven years.

Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah. God was kind to Leah and she had many children.

One day during the wheat harvest Reuben the son of Leah found Mandrake. Rachel asked Leah for some of her son’s mandrake in exchange she would allow Leah to sleep with Jacob. It was after this event Rachel finally had her first son and she named him Joseph. Joseph was loved more than Jacob’s other children because he was born to Rachel whom he loved more than Leah.

Mandrake is a plant used as a sleeping drug. But one of the most important properties of Mandrake, when used correctly, Mandrake can simulate death. An extension of this information is recorded evidence of the use of Mandrake in the first century by a physician named Discorsi. Combined with the knowledge Mandrake was known among the chosen people of God makes it very possible Jesus had access to this drug. Therefore the possibility of Jesus simulating his death so as to appear to resurrect after three days is probable.

Mandrake recorded in the Old Testament by name was a known drug used by God’s chosen people.

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Amy

Joseph in the Old Testament

25 Jun

There is a story in the Old Testament about a man named Joseph. He was the son of Jacob and Rachel. Jacob was the son of Isaac who was a son of Abraham.

During the time of Abraham, the Lord appeared to Abraham and told him “Your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, they will be slaves there and will be treated cruelly for 400 hundred years but I will punish the nation that enslaves them”

According to the Jews and Christians the Lord prophesied the future. Except, I have a question. What is a prophesy?

As the story I am about to retell you will reveal – a prophesy is not a prediction of the future but instead a ‘Premeditated Plan’ – a planted seed.

The Premeditated Plan exposed to Abraham is the story of Moses and the Exodus. You may ask, what has this got to do with Joseph?… The answer is ‘everything’!  

Four Hundred years (400) before Moses came on the biblical scene a man named Joseph sought power in Egypt. Joseph was chosen by God to be manipulated into being imprisoned and by helping the king understand his dream was promoted to Governor of Egypt. The dreams the king had repeatedly experienced was about Egypt’s future of seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine. The dream showcases an interesting prediction and this is because the lands of Egypt, Canaan and all surrounding areas constantly suffered famine on an ongoing basis according to the biblical history. Famine was common.  

The Premeditated Plan of the Exodus kicks in with Joseph. God is with Joseph under the pretense of saving the people from hunger. Joseph tells the king he should store up food during the time of plenty so the people will have food for the time of famine. The king is impressed with Joseph and from his prison he is promoted to Governor over all of Egypt.

As Governor and under God’s direction, Joseph collected and stored in each city the foods from the fields around it. After the seven years of plenty – came the seven years of famine.  There was famine in every other country, but there was food throughout Egypt. Joseph opened up all the store houses and sold grain to the Egyptians. People came from all over the world because famine was severe everywhere.

On the surface this story sounds simple. But – it is not. There is no mention in the bible Joseph paid the people who grew the crop when he confiscated the grain to be stored. And yet the people had to buy the grain back. It was during this time Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to buy grain because there was famine also in Canaan. Jacob’s sons were Josephs half brothers. This particular story is extensive so rather than going into details now, I will move onto the part which connects Joseph to Moses. The full story can be obtained from www.decodedseries.com site in ebook form.

After a lot of drama Joseph invites his father Jacob’s family to come and live in Egypt. Meanwhile the people of Egypt  spend all their money on food. Joseph collected all the money and took it back to the palace. The Egyptians weak with hunger  begged Joseph for food. Joseph told them to bring all their livestock in exchange for food.

The following year they came to Joseph and said “We will not hide the fact our money is all gone and our livestock belongs to you, we have nothing left except our bodies and our lands.” Joseph bought all the lands in Egypt in exchange for food. Joseph then made slaves of the people from one end of Egypt to the other. This slavery included Joseph’s whole family who had already arrived in Egypt – the chosen people.

Joseph’s entire family lived in Egypt for 400 years until the birth of Moses and the Exodus. The chosen people were enslaved by Joseph who was Governor of Egypt. Joseph was guided by God.

Four Hundred (400) years later the Egyptians are blamed for enslaving the Jews giving the excuse and reason for God to create the Exodus. The Jews were enslaved by God and Joseph.

Therefore the prediction God  made to Abraham regarding his chosen people being enslaved for 400 years was actually a Premeditated Plan. This was seeded with Joseph. 

A master plan well-organized and executed.   

Amy

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Abraham and Sarah of the Bible

25 Jun

Abraham and Sarah from the bible were originally known as Abram and Sarai. The Old Testament covers the story of Abraham who is the father of Isaac. Christians acknowledge the story of Abraham as a part of religious heritage.

The story of Abram and Sarai in detail highlights some interesting information.

Abram is told to go to Canaan but instead goes further south to Egypt because there was famine in Canaan. On arrival in Egypt Abram told Sarai to say she was his sister and this way he would be treated well.  Sarai was very beautiful and the king saw Sarai was beautiful and so he took her.

Abram prostituted his wife to the king.

The Lord sent terrible diseases on the king and his palace people. The king asked Abram why he lied about Sarai. Abram took back his wife and the king allowed them leave with the gifts given to them of sheep, cattle, slaves and so on.

The king is punished for the misdeeds of Abram and Sarai.

Sarai was unable to have children so she gave her servant girl Hagar to Abram so she could have a child for her. Hagar became pregnant. But Sarai despised Hagar and so she ran away into the desert. The angel of the Lord told Hagar to go back to Sarai. Hagar gave birth to Ishmael and Sarai despised her more.

Then God appeared to Abram and told him he would no longer be called Abram but Abraham. God also said his wife Sarai would now be called Sarah.

Later the Lord appeared to Abraham at the sacred trees of Mamre. He asked where was his wife Sarah.  The Lord told Abraham he would have a son in nine (9) months.  Sarah overheard this and laughed because she was very old and had stopped having her periods.

Much later Abraham and Sarah moved to southern Canaan  and later again to Gerar. There again Abraham asked his wife Sarah a second time to tell the king she was his sister.  Sarah was taken to the king.  God appeared to the king before he had come near her. The king told God Abraham said she was his sister.

This was the second time Abraham prostituted his wife.

According to the Lord back at Mamre, Sarah would have a son in nine (9) months.  As you will recall Sarah was very old.

So does this mean very old pregnant Sarah who was prostituted by her husband Abraham was desired by the king?

The bible has placed a marker with this story. This marker is the name changes from Abram to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah.  Some christians have suggested that Abraham prostituting his wife only happened once and the story was repeated but this is not true according to the bible. Abraham indeed prostituted his wife twice.  

The first time Abraham prostitutes his wife he is known as Abram and she was Sarai.

Then God appeared to Abram and Sarai and changed their names to Abraham and Sarah.

Then the Lord appeared and said in nine (9) months Sarah would have a son, Isaac.  Sarah laughed because she was very old and stopped having her periods.

The second time Abraham prostitutes his wife they are known as Abraham and Sarah. Therefore Sarah was pregnant and very old when the king desired her.

Then Abraham exposes Sarah is his sister. They had different mothers but the same father.

God then announces Abraham is a prophet.

Then as the story unfolds it is after these events Sarah gives birth to Isaac.

What does this say about marriage?

What does this say about the protection of an unborn baby and the sanctuary of family?

And what does this say about incest?

God supports Abraham prostituting his very pregnant old wife who is his half-sister.  

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Amy

Bible Story

25 Jun

Hi and welcome to my blog. God in the Bible is a hot topic of interest. Is God in the Bible, good or evil? According to the Old Testament God murders in cold blood numerous times and what is worse he commands his chosen people to do the same. Depending on which side of the opinion fence you sit this can be interpreted different ways. The Christians may suggest God was teaching his creation what was acceptable and failure to do so meant death. On the other hand, the atheist would say God is evil for the numerous atrocities he commits in the bible.  

The Bible has been considered by followers as a book written by God. And therefore the information it contains is correct to the absolute.

I have read the bible numerous times, cover to cover. It puzzles me how a book  supposedly to be promoting the God of creation has documented so much violence. And then it clicked. For so much violence to be exposed in the bible could only mean one thing. The bible is not promoting God but instead the bible is warning humanity of the dangers of God. This would mean, God did not write the bible but instead it was penned by an ancient.

It is considered the Old Testament of the Bible was written around the 7th century BCE. This Testament was compiled by the people from ancient times who have desperately tried to warn humanity of the dangers of God. By documenting all the murders, infiltration of lands, wars instigated by God the Bible is disseminating the dangers of this entity.

So many people are influenced by societies support of God and the Bible that many people struggle to think it could be questioned. This is a major failure in society. The influence of churches are so strong very few people dare to question the activities of God in the Bible. And yet regardless of the many stories told today from preachers, the Bible is the original documented source of God. So many people rise up and defend God and yet the God told about in the bible is without doubt very dangerous.

Although this goes against the grain of thinking – I would like you to pick up your bible and instead of reading about the victorious God  you have been told about instead allow the bible to show you the invasion of God into humanity and how he murders and demands total control. Read the atrocities he has committed against humanity and the way he has manipulated people to murder and cause wars in his name.

It won’t hurt  taking this different approach. Call it an experiment.

De Coded Biblical Series is a book available from www.decodedseries.com . This book takes you through the bible and highlights a lot of information overlooked by believers. Take a look at the website.

Amy

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