News You May Not Have Heard About — 05/15/2016

News You May Not Have Heard About

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  1. What the Constitution Says About Federal Land Holdings (Video: 1:56 minutes long.)

  2. BE VERY AFRAID OF THE REAL GOBALIST NEWT GINGRICH

  3. Voters Want a Different America

  4. U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgrender Access to Restrooms

  5. Lobbyists: Lawmakers turn up pressure to quiet HB2 opponents

  6. Don’t Go to Chick-Fil-A, Mayor De Blasio Tells New Yorkers

  7. Colorado Town Says “No” to HUD, Refuses Federal Funds

  8. 10 Stunning Parallels Between The United States And Nazi Germany

  9. Russia, China Missile Tests Show Vulnerability Of US

  10. Eye-Opening Evidence that Obama Deceived the World about Iran

  11. As Obama visits Hiroshima, don’t give Japan a free pass on its wartime record

  12. American intelligence chief says U.S. ‘can’t fix’ the Middle East

  13. Reagan official: Trump-Ryan meeting good sign for GOP

  14. AP Interview: Trump down to 5 or 6 choices for VP

  15. AMAZON.COM PRESSURED TO DUMP TRUMP

  16. ‘STOP HILLARY’ CAMPAIGN ON FIRE

  17. EXCLUSIVE: Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million [VIDEO]

  18. DOJ WORKERS DONATE $75,000 TO HILLARY

  19. Clinton abandoned secure line to use home phone, new email shows

  20. See How Hillary Clinton and The Media Are Trying to Fool You

  21. Canadian Border Presents Its Own Security Concerns For United States

  22. Saudi officials were ‘supporting’ 9/11 hijackers, commission member says

  23. Cosmo spills sizzling secrets on ‘how to send perfect sext’

  24. Probe catches agency in corrupt deals to help Syrian refugees

  25. FEDERAL JUDGE RULES OBAMACARE FUNDED UNCONSTITUTIONALLY

  26. Republicans score court victory against Obamacare

  27. TARGET SNUB SPARKS BRAND-NEW BOYCOTT ALARMS

  28. TRANSGENDERS PRESS VA TO COVER OPERATIONS

  29. Judges told law gives Christian bakers right to reject ‘gay’ message

  30. N. Carolina’s resistance to LGBT demands to inspire others?

  31. Bill to ban Muslim Brotherhood gains support from Dems

  32. The Citadel Denies Prospective Student’s Request to Wear Hijab

  33. US won’t seek death penalty against Benghazi suspect

  34. Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens Backs Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

  35. The Marines Plan To Turn Their Super Hercules and Osprey Fleets Into Missile Slinging Electronic Warfare Platforms

  36. Global child sex tourism rising, thwarting efforts to fight it

  37. The Air Force Is Deploying Groups of F-22s as a Warning to Russia, China

  38. Exclusive: U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

  39. DHS released nearly 20,000 criminal immigrants last year

  40. Blogger Who Connected Lyin’ Ted Cruz’s Father To The Kennedy Assassinations Suddenly Found DEAD

  41. Why Americans flying today are no safer than they were on 9/11

 

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  1. The State of Israel is Celebrating its 68th Birthday!

  2. Israel At 68: A Record To Be Proud Of

  3. Report: Israel bombs Hezbollah weapons convoy in Syria

  4. Iran’s Plans To Control A Palestinian State

  5. Russia threatens to make Romania ‘smoking ruins’

  6. US missile shield in Romania goes live to Russian fury

  7. Putin: Russia will consider tackling NATO missile defense threat

  8. Bombs Rock Baghdad in Deadliest Day of Violence This Year, Killing 93

  9. China, US generals to work out mechanism for South China Sea

  10. Turkey preparing to clear IS from Syrian side of border: Erdogan

  11. IS in Iraq losing terrain ‘every single day’: US general

  12. Top Hezbollah commander killed in Damascus blast

  13. For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

  14. Boko Haram may be sending fighters to Islamic State in Libya: U.S. officials

  15. EU border agency says migrant arrivals in Greece drop 90 percent

  16. Syrian villagers describe massacre by militant group spared from UN terror blacklist (EXCLUSIVE)

  17. Top Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

  18. ‘Records on ISIS terrorists ignored’: Turkish MP accuses govt, passes police data to RT

  19. US wants to use satellites against ISIS amid stalemate

  20. Ahmadinejad’s return to public eye in Iran fuels talk of comeback

  21. German state parliament elects its first Muslim woman speaker

  22. Egyptian activists demand release of satirists

  23. The Russian Government Declares Holy War Against Islamic Terrorists

 

World Financial News Banner

  1. Keiser Report

  2. Boom Bust

  3. Trump is Free to Throw Mud on Clinton-Catherine Austin Fitts

  4. The Cashless Society Beckons

  5. 11 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Rapidly Deteriorating

  6. Gold Fund Buying Frenzy Spurs Demand to Second-Highest Ever

  7. Newspaper IT employees ‘angry as hell’ over foreign workers

  8. Iran threatens to sue U.S., Kerry urges Europe to make deals

  9. ILLINOIS HAS ZERO PRIVATE-SECTOR JOBS GROWTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  10. Central banks are loading up on gold

  11. Nissan warns it will scrap Mitsubishi deal if fuel scandal widens

  12. How Apple’s iPhone slump could cause more problems in the future

  13. Bayer reportedly interested in buying Monsanto

  14. SWIFT reports new ‘sophisticated’ malware attack

 

Earth News Banner

  1. Live Earthquake Map

  2. Mark Ruffalo calls Obama out in open letter condemning fracking’s lasting effects on our planet

  3. Why fracking is the next big threat facing organic agriculture

  4. San Andreas fault ‘locked, loaded and ready to roll’ with big earthquake, expert says

  5. Nobody Saw This Volcano Erupt … Except NASA’s Satellites

 

Technology News Banner

  1. This futuristic air pollution solution can transform smog into jewelry, cufflinks

  2. Luci Color Inflatable Solar Lantern

  3. You Can’t Leave Home Without It: A Temporary Tattoo Could Replace Your Credit Card

  4. For first time, scientists grow two-week-old human embryos in lab

  5. Galaxy Note 6 will launch at least a month before the iPhone 7 Plus

  6. Meet the first all-in-one Windows-style desktop that runs Android

  7. A deep dive into the new Instagram logo everyone hates

  8. Hyperloop One propulsion test

  9. Guitar legend Fender launches first in-ear headphone line (and yes, they rock)

 

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Protect The Babies Who Survive Botched Abortions!

Each year, hundreds of babies miraculously survive abortions and simply left to die in our nation. Although experts predict between 400-500 “live births” occur, they also are quick to point out that the number is likely much higher.

The cries of defenseless babies who survive an abortion must be answered. They deserve the same level of critical care and compassion afforded to any child that is born prematurely.

Liberty Counsel Action has launched a national petition supporting the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” (S.2066) that has been introduced in the Senate. Under the law, healthcare workers would be compelled to provide compassionate care for these innocent victims while criminalizing the actions of those who are killing these innocent born-alive babies.

In an effort to bring this life-saving bill to the Senate floor for a vote, Liberty Counsel Action is mobilizing at least 100,000 Americans to help build support for this critical legislation.

Disney: No Princess for Queen Elsa #CharmingPrinceForElsa

Join us in standing against the absurd “movement” to turn Queen Elsa of Frozen into a lesbian during the 2018 sequel, “Frozen 2.”

We’re suggesting a much better idea… An idea that promotes solid family values to our children and represents the natural family. Sign our petition, now, to Disney asking that Elsa fall in love with a Prince.  #CharmingPrinceForElsa.

The alternative idea is frightening. Last week, the LGBT lobby and liberal Hollywood stood together demanding Disney create Queen Elsa’s character into a Lesbian. If fact, they claim, based off of her views in Frozen, she is already a lesbian and now only needs a girlfriend.

Help save two-year-old boy, hospital threatens to pull life support

On May 11th the court will decide on the fate of two-year-old baby Israel Stinson. A California hospital is threatening to pull life support from baby Israel claiming that he is “brain dead.” For now, a district judge has issued a restraining order preventing the hospital from ending his life. Baby Israel’s life is in danger. Please sign now, we only have 5 days to be his voice for life.

The hospital is violating the right to life of the patient and ignoring the wishes of the parents.

Please urge the court to protect Israel’s life and urge Kaiser Permanente Medical Center to respect the wishes of his parents! Israel’s heart is beating and he is responding to the touch of his mother and father. His life is precious and every attempt to save him should be made. Please stand with his parents in asking that life support be sustained!

Christians in the military face a radical new anti-Christian threat.

Anti-Christian zealots at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) continue their efforts to deny religious liberty to our men and women in uniform by desecrating the true meaning of the U.S. Constitution.

Their efforts to intimidate our soldiers and distort the truth continue, from attacking the National Day of Prayer and First Amendment-protected religious speech to efforts to ban Bibles from veterans’ displays honoring our fallen soldiers.

Even worse, MRFF – which calls Christians in the military “monsters who terrorize” – has advised the Pentagon on religion in the military.

Ban inhumane veal crates in Florida

Veal, the name given to meat from a baby cow, has gained a lot of negative attention over the years. One of the main reasons for this is veal crates, small enclosures that calves are forced to dwell in for the entirety of their 16-week lives. These crates are so narrow that the calves cannot even turn around. If that isn’t bad enough, calves in Florida are often kept in crates outside, under the blistering sun. Veal crates are inhumane and should be banned.

Many organizations have recommend that the entire veal industry should convert to the group housing methodology — keeping calves together for their short lives. Even Randy Strauss, the CEO of the nation’s largest veal producer, calls veal crates “inhumane and archaic,” acknowledging that they “do nothing more than subject a calf to stress, fear, physical harm and pain.”

Too many states still allow veal crates, and Florida is one of the biggest. Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, and Rhode Island have already stepped up and banned veal crates. Let’s tell Florida it’s time to do the same.Help put an end to this inhumane practice by signing this petition to ban veal crates in Florida.

Facebook censors conservative stories!

Facebook has been suppressing news stories covering conservative issues from its highly influential “trending” news section. Sign the petition and tell the social media giant to stop censoring speech!

According to Facebook’s website, the “trending” news sections is simply of a model of “topics that have recently become popular on Facebook.” However, a former Facebook employee that worked on the “trending” news section says that workers routinely suppressed stories about Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the “trending” news section even through these stories were actually popular among Facebook users. Instead, workers would artificially “inject” stories that Facebook preferred even if these stories weren’t “trending” at all.

Topics that were suppressed include “former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was accused by Republicans of inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; popular conservative news aggregator the Drudge Report; Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2013; and former Fox News contributor Steven Crowder.”

 

Archaeology News Banner

  1. The Veneration and Worship of Felines in Ancient Egypt

  2. Preserved Tissue on 2-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor May be Oldest Skin Ever Found

  3. Stone bracelet is oldest ever found in the world

  4. Ancient Three-Headed Serpent Column of Delphi to Rise Again after 2500 Years

  5. Choquequirao: Sister Site of Machu Picchu still holds Hidden Secrets

  6. Exposing the Shady Secrets of Charon’s Obols: Spirit Coins of Ancient Greece

  7. The Calusa People: A Lost Tribe of Florida that Early Explorers Wrote Home About

  8. An Ancient Rice Field and a Lost Palace: Archaeologists Get a Double Dose of Luck in China

  9. Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland

  10. Archaeologists Discover Remains of Viking Parliament of Medieval Norse King in Scotland

  11. Debate Surges in Place of Discovery in Tomb of Tutankhamun

  12. Nefertiti Still Missing: King Tut’s Tomb Shows No Hidden Chambers

  13. Teen Makes Stellar Discovery of Previously Unknown Maya City

 

Health News Banner

  1. Science Natural News

  2. ‘We’re Here to Show the Facts’: Pro-Life Group Releases New Videos of Medical Animations of Abortion Procedures

  3. Don’t Touch This Organic Product, It’s Stuffed With 11 Synthetics

  4. Top 4 reasons not to eat chemical-loaded processed meat

  5. The autism epidemic is rising steadily in America, thanks to these three causitive factors

  6. Child born in China with 15 fingers and 16 toes… This is the place where a lot of your ‘organic’ food gets smothered in chemicals, then imported into the USA

  7. 8 Chemical-Free Ways To Keep A Clean Home Living With Pets

  8. Vaccines and pesticides cause chronic illnesses in pets, too

  9. Why you can never trust the pesticide industry’s own safety tests

  10. Cancer Causing Things In Your House Right Now

  11. 5 Toxic Protein Powder Ingredients

  12. The ‘evidence is clear’ – cell phone radiation causes brain cancer, scientists conclude

  13. Breeding technique allows farmers to conventionally breed plants based on genetic markers; GMOs are unnecessary, costly, dangerous and now obsolete

  14. ‘Good’ gut bacteria supported by coffee, tea and wine can dramatically fight painful inflammation

  15. Harvard research to help Monsanto come up with a solution to the GMO-resistant insects that Monsanto inadvertently created

  16. Continuing to exercise in your later years can trigger the growth of brain cells, protecting your mind from Alzheimer’s

  17. Dasani unveiling of its newest flavored water product is a perfect time to remind Americans that the company’s bottled tap water is still a scam

  18. CDC: Prescription painkiller drugs kill 40 Americans every single day

  19. Nutrition’s best kept secret is frozen food: here’s why

  20. Do dandelion and long pepper extracts have anti-cancer properties?

  21. Six Natural Remedies to Reduce Pain During Your Period

  22. Michigan’s lead testing ‘science’ is conducted the same way Big Pharma conducts vaccine science: Delete the bad data and pretend everything is okay!

  23. Vaccine propagandist David Gorski worked alongside cancer fraud doctor Farid Fata

  24. Why making your own toothpaste and body scrubs can help both you and the environment

  25. Vitamin D helps overweight toddlers reduce body fat

  26. Himalayan Crystal Salt Remedy Recipe For Curing Migraines

  27. With Zika Concerns Growing, Try These Natural Mosquito Management Methods

  28. Juice That Can Reset Your Thyroid & Activate Metabolism Naturally

  29. FDA admits drug, medical device approval process is a bribery system based on who pays the most

  30. Report: Nearly a quarter of all fish sold in stores, restaurants is mislabeled

  31. The next revolution in sprouting

  32. DNA from humans, rats and other animals found in some veggie burgers

  33. Your burger might have a little bit of rat or human in it, NBD

  34. The Protein Powder You Should Never, Ever Buy

  35. Eucalyptus Oil: Essential Oil Extraordinaire

  36. Say Goodbye to Expensive, Noisy and Difficult-to-Clean Juicers

  37. Grow Your Own Raw Food at Home – No Garden Required

  38. What Are Water Chestnuts Good For?

  39. Open Your Windows and Get More Plants

  40. Heartburn Meds Causing Kidney Burn Out

  41. High-Quality Vitamin E Supplement to Complement Your Diet

  42. Shingles: A Reactivation of the Chickenpox Infection

  43. Harvard Blows the Lid Off Vaccine Protection

  44. Firefighters Are Still Fighting Deadly Flame Retardants

  45. Soil Is the Solution

  46. Help Improve Your Sleep With Silk

  47. Mediterranean Chicken With Zucchini Noodles Recipe

  48. These 3 Minutes Could Become Your ‘Fountain of Youth’

  49. Don’t Skip Strengthening Your Shoulders

  50. How Do You Get Strep Throat?

  51. The top 12 most amazing Israeli medical advances

 

Misc News Banner

  1. AAA warns E15 gasoline could cause car damage

  2. Warning on new E-15 gasoline which car manufacturers say if you use it, it voids your car warranty

  3. Suicides Are Surging

  4. [ALERT] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties

  5. 7 Free Tools to Recover Deleted Files

  6. [10 TIPS] To Tame Facebook

  7. Is Something Big Coming? Sales Of Prepper Properties Surge

  8. George W. Bush White House’s ‘Skull and Bones’ files due out

  9. 50 Things You Should Stop Buying And Start Making

  10. Think Columbus had an easy time? Think again

  11. World’s oldest person dies in New York at age 116

  12. Forget baseball cards, old iPods are selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

  13. The Latest Data on Pluto Shows It’s More Planet-Like Than We Thought

  14. Ditching Chrome for Opera can increase your laptop battery life by 50%

  15. Woman Gives Birth In Her 70s For First Time, and Even Breastfeeds

  16. Windows 10 will finally stop sharing Wi-Fi passwords after public backlash

  17. Pajamas in public? How to style the sleepwear trend

  18. [RESET] Restore Your PC To Factory Defaults?

 

Religion News Banner

  1. Out of the Shadows: Wicca Grows in Austin and Beyond

  2. 7 Sure Signs America Has Declared War On Our Faith

  3. The Pitfalls Of Chrislam – Christian Women Take Up the Hijab

  4. Will Methodists choose peace?

  5. More Muslims practising stricter Islam

  6. Early colonists didn’t leave Europe out of boredom

  7. Atheists float new attack on Noah’s Ark tourist attraction

  8. Teacher To Be Prosecuted For Calling Mohammed Child Molester

  9. Saudi family therapist offers advice on how to ‘beat your wife’

  10. TRUMP CANDIDACY DIVIDES CHRISTIAN LEADERS

  11. Harvard Prof Urges Liberals to Treat Evangelical Christians Like Nazis

  12. Where’s The Power in Christianity? Find Out!

  13. Methodist clergy come out as ‘gay’ in defiance of church ban

  14. The Copper Scroll Project

  15. Warning, You’re Not Going To Like What You’re About To Hear! Trouble Brewing At a Church Near You! (Video: 20:37 minutes long.)

  16. Trouble Brewing At a Church Near You!

  17. End Times: Scary Sermons or Taboo Territory?

  18. Talking About God Without Being a Jerk

  19. ‘Kill Me Now, I Have to Be in Heaven by Four’

  20. Stop the Press! Mainline Christian Scholars Beginning to Promote the Torah of Moses

 

Jihad News Banner

  1. ISIS Planning to Launch Massive Attack on Israel from Sinai

  2. Al-Qaeda operative says high-level terrorist al-Awlaki wanted to target Israelis

  3. Yazidi Girl Exposes ISIS Rape Hellhole

  4. Actual Human Slaughterhouses Are Being Conducted Where Masses Of Human Beings Are Being Ritually Slaughtered

  5. People Get Together To Watch Soccer, Muslims Declare “Soccer Is Against Islam” And Slaughter Thirteen People For Watching Soccer

  6. Muslims Are Forcing Thousands Of Christian Girls To Marry Muslim Men

  7. Muslims Kidnap Christian Pastor, They Torture Him For Nine Days And He Actually Survives, He Then Declares: “They destroyed my car, they blew up my church in front of me. I got shot by AK-47 in my leg. The bullet is still in my leg. And I had been kidnapped for nine days… They smash my nose and my teeth by hammer.”

  8. Communists Hack Christian Pastor To Death With Axes

  9. Muslims Go To Christians And Tell Them: ‘Convert To Islam Or We Will Force You To Leave Your Homes.’ The Muslims Then Set All Their Homes On Fire

  10. Twenty Year Old Muslim “Refugee” Sees A Six Year Old Boy In Bathroom So He Rapes Him For ABSOLUTELY No Reason

  11. Three Out Of Every Four Christians In Refugee Camps Are Being Persecuted, Assaulted, Raped And Stabbed

  12. Muslims Attack Christians, They Murder Fifteen People, They Take The Worship Leader And Butcher Him To Death

  13. Pagan Hindus Kidnap Christian Man And Tell Him To Renounce Christ And When He Does Not They Hang Him Upside Down And Beat Him So Bad They Think He Is Dead So They Bury Him In A Grave

  14. ISIS Slowly Beheads 16 Ethiopian Christian Martyrs Because ‘They Did Not Pay The Jizya So They Must Convert To Islam Or Die’

  15. Muslims Massacre Sixty People In Major Attack

  16. Christian Leader Declares About Muslims: “They are destroying our churches, killing and kidnapping Christians, stealing our homes and our businesses.”

  17. ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) ‘Best of Barbarism’ Highlights video from 2015 (WARNING! Graphic Images)

  18. AUSTRIAN police warn blonde-haired women to dye their hair dark so as to be less appealing to Muslim rapists

 

Prophecy News Banner

  1. Nephilim Report from Afghanistan (Video: 24:31 minutes long.)

  2. European Suicide, Spiritual and Physical: One Follows the Other

  3. 10 Alleged Discoveries That Suggest Giants Existed

  4. Global Warming Prophesied as Punishment for Not Building Temple

  5. What You Need to Know About the Antichrist (According to Bl. John Henry Newman)

 

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Broadcast on Hebrew Nation Online airs LIVE at 9 am and 5 pm Pacific on Fridays or listen to the podcast later.

Join us this week with Laura Densmore and Kimberly Rogers:

*Report: US planning to take tougher line against Israel
*The nations conspiring against Israel: May 30th Peace Summit
*Iran tests missile capable of reaching Israel
*White House admits fudging of facts to sell Iran deal
*Russia to test unstoppable “Satan 2” stealth nuke capable of wiping out entire nation
*Update on global and US economy
*As in the days of Noah: Justice Dept and North Carolina file dueling lawsuits over bathroom laws
*Close in scripture/prayer: Obadiah 15-21

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Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 “1 A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one’s birth; 2 Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men;
And the living will take it to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, For by a sad countenance the heart is made better. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, But the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
” (New King James Version)

By asking God for help regarding its reality, Moses makes a vital statement about preparing for death: “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). The phrase, “number our days,” suggests that we put our use of time in order. Death and its reality play an important role in Christian life, for God fully intends that it have an overall positive effect on the lives of His children. Everybody dies. It cannot be avoided, but not everybody prepares for death.

Martin Luther also made an insightful observation on preparing for death: “It is good for us to invite death into our presence when it is still at a distance and not on the move.” The time to learn about rock climbing is not when hanging from the edge of a precipice but well before starting up the side of the cliff. It seems, though, that many do most things on the spur of the moment, a practice that is not good, especially concerning something like death that absolutely no one escapes.

God gives some insight and counsel in Ecclesiastes 7:3-4. Death, He says, is good for the heart. The heart beats at our core. Attending one good funeral can shape a person’s worldview more positively than a whole year’s worth of parties. Verse 3 may be better understood if translated as, “By sadness, the heart is made better.” His point is aimed at the soundness of the heart, which results from the honest thoughtfulness that sorrow causes a person to engage in. God is saying that sorrow tends to make us better people.

A specific and important sorrow is one Paul names in II Corinthians 7:8-11. In this brief passage, he uses “sorry,” “sorrow,” or “sorrowed” seven times. Why is it important? Because godly sorrow produces repentance, a change of mind and conduct.

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon is clearly implying that, because we love to laugh, worldly mirth is attractive on the surface and momentarily focuses our attention. However, in terms of conduct, it frequently leaves an individual essentially unchanged. When this is combined with the godly truths of II Corinthians 7:8-11, it becomes clear that, by God’s design, the discipline of sorrow tends to lead to improvement of conduct. Thus, God Himself sometimes afflicts us to produce sorrow in the hope that the pains and their accompanying sorrow make our hearts tender so that we change.

The result of a parent disciplining a child in a timely manner and in appropriate measure is a good illustration. Is not some measure of pain and its accompanying sorrow inflicted? Proverbs frequently tells us to spank our children. Why? Is not it to produce the sorrow of separation from one who is loved to accomplish a change in attitude and behavior?

God is saying through Solomon, then, that sorrow—in a morally and ethically beneficial way in which laughter cannot—penetrates and influences the heart, the very center of our being and from which conduct flows. So important is godly sorrow that II Corinthians 7:10 states, “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”

John W. Ritenbaugh

To learn more, see: Ecclesiastes and Christian Living (Part Eight): Death

 

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The Design of Scripture by Brad Scott

The Number Seven – Completeness and Rest

We now come to the most prolific and ubiquitous number in scripture. There is much to be written about the number seven and it’s occurrences, which are too numerous to mention here, not assuming that ‘all’ have been discovered. There is almost universal agreement as to the meaning of this number, and it’s etymological root testifies of this. It speaks of completeness and rest, so it is no wonder that this number appears 54 times in the last book of scripture. YHVH does marvelous things in the earth with this number. The 7th word of scripture is ‘eretz, or the ‘earth’, and this word winds up the initial creation with 7 words. All material, visible and invisible, was created in the beginning, followed by the fall of Lucifer and chaos, and then the 7 days of making, forming, calling, letting be, and seeing were begun. This was complete on the 7th day. However, the 7th day was not declared tov, or good, which also means to be complete. This was done in anticipation of the fall of man, from which the 7 days would begin again, each day representing a thousand years according to several prophecies in scripture. Man, after 6 thousand years on earth, will once again see the final Sabbath in the last thousand years or the 7th millennium.

Man was created on the 6th day and is represented in his nature by the number 6. There is only one (1) thing that stands between man (6) and completeness (7), and that is the (1) one God Himself. In the same way the complete (7) Word of God had to set aside His glory (1) in order to take upon the flesh of man (6). Either way, man always falls short.

From the beginning, the number 7 has represented God’s completed acts. All of His celebrations are given in 7 feasts. When we sing and praise our Creator, we use combinations of 7 whole tones on the musical scale. All of that which is clean was taken into the ark of Noach in sevens (B’reshith [Genesis] 7:2). Priests were consecrated seven whole days before entering the priesthood (Vayikra [Leviticus] 8:31-36). Blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat 7 times to show the complete redemption of the coming Messiah (Vayikra [Leviticus] 16:14, Ivrim [Hebrews] 9:12). God told Yehoshua [Joshua] to march around Jericho 6 times and then the 7th time the walls would fall. The ‘Book of Life’ is mentioned 7 times in scripture. Our bodies operate in complete cycles of sevens. There are 7 bones in our neck, face, and ankles. There are 7 holes in our face. All right, go ahead and count them. Finished? Ok, let’s go on. We are in the womb a predetermined average of 280 days (40 x 7).

The word ‘seven’ is from the Hebrew word sheva’. This word first shows up in B’reshith [Genesis] 2:2:

“And on the SEVENTH day God ended His work which he had made; and He rested on the SEVENTH day from all His work which He had made.”

It’s root means to complete or finish and is used many times as in to complete a cycle, rather than to finish something entirely. This is the word used in Hebrew to express a week or a cycle of seven days, or any cycle of seven. It is the word in this form that is used to express a number or ‘how many’. A word closely related to the number seven is the word Shabbat. Shabbat is related because the day of rest is the 7th day. However, the word shabbat, is not synonymous with the word sheva’. The word shabbat,with the doubling of the bet and the ‘tav’ ending, speaks only of the 7th day, or rest. In other words, shabbat is not the Hebrew word for ‘week’. The Hebrew word for ‘week’ is shavu’a. The Greek word for ‘week’ is bdomada. The Sabbath means only Sabbath, and sabbaths mean only sabbaths. The feast of Shavu’ot, or the feast of weeks, is taken from Vayikra [Leviticus] 23, and refers to the counting of one Sabbath to another Sabbath. The word shabbat first appears in B’reshith 2:2 as well, and is translated as ‘rest’. Actually, the naming of the 7th day of rest as shabbat does not occur until Sh’mot 16:23:

“And he said unto them, This is that which YHVH hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath unto YHVH …”

The Greek transliteration of the Hebrew word for sabbaths is ‘sabbaton’. By transliterating this word into Greek, it is meant that the word shabbat is being referring to. ‘Sabbaton’ is NOT the Hebrew or Greek equivilent to ‘week’. The phrase ‘mia ton sabbaton’ in the Greek is correct. The phrase translated from the Greek is ‘one of the sabbaths’. The KJV translation of ‘first day of the week’ is a mutilation in more ways than one, and only done to promote the change of shabbat to Sunday.

The use of the number seven in scripture is everywhere, and there are many references to this number in myriads of books. I do not know that I can add anything refreshing to them. Keep in mind the idea of completion, rest, and finishing when seeing the number 7. Below are listed some 70 appearances of the number seven.

  • The word ‘seven’ appears 287 times (41 x 7) in the Tenakh [Old Testament].
  • The word ‘seven’ appears 735 times (105 x 7) in all the scriptures.
  • The word ‘seventh’ appears 98 times (14 x 7) in the Tenakh [Old Testament].
  • The word ‘sevenfold’ appears 7 times in the Tenakh [Old Testament].
  • The word ‘seven’ in combinations with other numbers appears 112 times (16 x 7).
  • The word ‘seventy’ appears 56 times (8 x 7) in the Tenakh [Old Testament].
  • The word ‘seventy’ in combination with other numbers appears 35 times (5 x 7).
  • Yahshua’s [Jesus’] genealogy in Mattityahu [Matthew] is 42 generations (6 x 7).
  • The first verse contains 7 words and 28 (4 x 7) letters.
  • God rests on the 7th day.
  • The land rests on the 7th year: Vayikra [Leviticus] 25:1-7.
  • Yahshua [Jesus] rises at the completion of the 7th day.
  • The 7th month on the civil calendar, Nisan (Abib), contains the first 3 feasts.
  • The 7th month, Tishri, contains the last 3 feasts to be fulfilled.
  • The clean beasts on the ark are paired in sevens.
  • God FINISHED with Noach 7 days before the flood: B’reshith [Genesis] 7.
  • Aharon [Aaron] and sons were consecrated for 7 days.
  • The blood is sprinkled on the altar 7 times.
  • 7 words from our Messiah spoken from the tree – 7th one was ‘It is finished’.
  • 70 weeks of Dani’el.
  • 70 years of captivity in Babylon.
  • 7 feasts of YHVH.
  • Israel is to shout on the 7th day with 7 priests, 7 trumpets, and to march 7 times around Jericho.
  • Ruth, the 7th book, is devoted to ‘finished redemption’.
  • 7 branches of the menorah.
  • Schlomo [Solomon] was 7 years in building the temple.
  • Iyov’s [Job’s] 7 sons: Iyov [Job] 1:2.
  • Iyov’s [Job’s] friends stayed 7 days and nights in silence: Iyov [Job] 2:13.
  • Iyov’s [Job’s] 7 thousand sheep: Iyov [Job] 1:3.
  • The multiple uses of seven associated with leprosy: Vayikra [Leviticus] 13.
  • Naaman washed 7 times in the Jordan: Melakhim Bet [2 Kings] 5:14.
  • 7 men of honest report: Acts 6:1-7.
  • 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine: B’reshith [Genesis] 41.
  • We are to forgive 70 x 7 .
  • The furnace in Dani’el 3:19 was heated 7 times hotter.
  • Words of YHVH purified 7 times: Mizmor [Psalm] 12:6.
  • There are 7 pieces of armor: Ephesians 6.
  • 7 things poured out by the Spirit: Yoel [Joel] 2:28-29.
  • God’s sevenfold covenant with Israel: Sh’mot [Exodus] 6:6-8.
  • 7 writers of the Tehillim [Psalms].
  • Angels appear 7 times while Messiah is on the earth.
  • 7 utterances to woman of Samaria: Yochanan [John] 4.
  • 7 miracles in Yochanan’s [John’s] gospel.
  • 7 ‘I am’ claims in Yochanan [John] .
  • The multiple sevens in the Ten Commandments – ‘day’, ‘in’, ‘to’, ‘serve’, servant’ or ‘maid servant’, YHVH and ’Elohiym [Mighty One/God] together, 7 different pronouns used 49 times, and 7 things to covet in the last commandment.
  • 7 parables in Mattityahu [Matthew] 13.
  • 21 epistles in Brit Chadashah [New Covenant/Testament].
  • Sha’ul [Paul] wrote letters to 7 churches, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians.
  • Sha’ul [Paul] wrote 14 epistles.
  • 7 ministering gifts: Romans 12:3-8.
  • 7 unities: Ephesians 4:4-6.
  • 7 aspects of wisdom: Ya‘aqov [Jacob/James] 3:7.
  • 7 titles of the Messiah in book to Ivrim [Hebrews] .
  • Sevenfold grace of 2 Kefa [2 Peter] 1:5-8.
  • Blessed appears 7 times in Hitgalut [Revelation].
  • 7 mysteries in scripture.
  • 7th man from Adam was Enoch: B’reshith [Genesis] 5:24.
  • Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement] is in the 7th month.
  • 7 steps in Yechezk’el [Ezekiel] temple.
  • The tree of life is mentioned 7 times in the Tenakh [Old Testament].
  • Daughters of Yerushalayim [Jerusalem] mentioned 7 times in scripture.
  • God gives Israel 7 things: Hoshea 2:8-9.
  • Israel’s 7 endowments: Romans 9:4.
  • Avraham’s sevenfold blessing: B’reshith [Genesis] 12:2-3.
  • The ‘last’ day mentioned 7 times in Yochanan [John].
  • In the last book, Hitgalut [revelation], there are 7 churches, 7 lampstands, 7 spirits, 7 stars, 7 angels, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 bowls, 7 promises to overcomers, 7 horns, 7 eyes, 7 thunders, 7 thousand killed, 7 heads, 7 mountains, 7 crowns, 7 plagues, 7 kings, 7 beatitudes, 7th angel declares the mystery of God FINISHED, 7th angel declares ‘it is done’.
  • Lamb is called 7 things.
  • 7 sons of Jesse.
  • 7 sons of Saul.
  • Messiah is the 77th name from God in Luke’s genealogy.

Last but not least, here’s a quote from Talmud Shabbat 67a:

“Rabbi Huna said: As a remedy for tertian fever, one should procure seven prickles from seven date palms, seven chips from seven beams, seven pegs from seven bridges, seven handfuls of ash from seven ovens, seven pinches of earth from seven graves, seven bits of pitch from seven ships, seven seeds of cumin, and seven hairs from the beard of an old dog, and tie them inside the collar of his shirt with a band of twined strands of wool.”

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