Skip to comments.Four Cool Things (Ann Barnhardt)
Posted on 06/26/2012 10:21:20 PM PDT by STARWISE
1. Put this in your "God is really, really smart. Humans? Not so much." file. Within just the last few years, farmers all over the U.S. have noticed a strange and completely heretofore unseen incidence of SULFUR deficiency in crops. Odd. Why would sulfur deficiency issues suddenly appear where they had never been seen before?
It turns out that the sulfur in the diesel burned by the tractors would aerosolize in the exhaust, and then precipitate and FERTILIZE the ground at planting and harvest as the tractor effectively covered the entire field.
When the tyrannical government removed pretty much all sulfur from the diesel itself, and by mandating sulfur-scrubbing exhaust systems on tractors within the last decade, they removed the necessary sulfur fertilization mechanism from the system.
Citation here. John Deere has also published a tremendous amount on this topic.
So, just reviewing, God Almighty specifically creates this planet filled with a substance that not only is an incredibly efficient energy source, but which also contains needed fertilizer which the burning of said fuel in internal combustion engines perfectly spreads over farmground making it incredibly productive above and beyond the productivity made possible by the internal combustion engine-driven devices themselves.
God, smart. People, stupid. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy must be exterminated before they kill us all.
2. Here is the sharpest, sprightliest 101 year old person I have ever seen, and her awesome 1930 Packard Straight Eight. What a car. And, should there be an EMP attack, her Packard will still start and run like a Swiss watch, while the rest of us will have 4000 pound paper weights in our garages.
Note the sign: "Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill." What a gal!
3. Here's a very cool Shroud of Turin nugget for you. Now, you have to be careful with crazy numerology stuff. If given enough calculation cycles, you can use numerology to make anything look like it is related to anything else. Demons like Farrakhan use crazy, insane numerology nonsense arguments, as do many of the "Rapture" scam con-artists, Harold Camping being a recent example. I don't think that one should have a conversion experience based upon what I'm about to show you, but I think we can look at it in an adult frame of mind and say, "Hey, that's pretty cool!"
There are three references to a linen shroud in the Gospels. One is in Matthew, one in Mark, and one in Luke:
"And Joseph taking the Body, wrapped It up in a clean linen cloth." --Matthew 27:59
"And Joseph buying fine linen, and taking Him down, wrapped Him up in the fine linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre." -- Mark 15:46
"And taking Him down, he wrapped Him in fine linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had been laid." --Luke 23:53
If you put a decimal point between the chapters and verses and add all three of these together and then divide by three you get:
27.59 + 15.46 + 23.53 = 66.58
66.58 divided by 3 = 22.19
Mark has only sixteen chapters and John has only 21, so those two books are out. Let's look up chapter 22 verse 19 in Matthew and Luke:
"Shew Me the coin of the tribute. And they offered Him a penny. And Jesus saith to them: Whose image and inscription is this? -- Matthew 22:19-20
"And taking bread, He gave thanks, and brake; and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. -- Luke 22:19
Whose image is this? + This is My Body.
Admittedly this is fudged a bit as you have to let the Matthean passage spill over into verse 20, but it does put a wry smile on one's face. Also remember that the chapter and verse notations were added centuries after the fact for ease of study. It's a coincidence, but it is still pretty nifty. And yes, I do think the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Christ. Anatomically and forensically perfect photographic and X-ray negatives made by super-massive bursts of EM radiation aren't a dime a dozen. In fact, there is only one. And the radio carbon dating done in the 1970's? Yeah, they tested patch area. Facepalm. Way to go, Science.
*Source: "The True Icon" by Paul Badde
4. Finally on the cool theme, here is Nat Cole singing Hoagy Carmichael's masterpiece, "Stardust" with images from the Hubble telescope.
Now, that's cool.
Starting Tuesday Night Off Right
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - June 26, AD 2012 6:31 PM MST Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
When the Financial Guys Start Talking About God...
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - June 25, AD 2012 3:38 PM MST
And lo, the sixth seal was broken, and hardcore financial traders began making videos about God, and morality and personal integrity, and rent their sackcloth garments and did put dust and ash on their heads, mourning and weeping in the highways and hedges.
It's getting Biblical, y'all.
This audio-only interview with Warren Pollock (sorry, none of my patented Extreme Facial Expressions) dovetails beautifully with yesterday's post.
There is no bailout that can fix this. To the contrary, as we see in Europe and in the U.S. post-Lehman, not only do bailouts fix NOTHING, they make everything worse as the populace, devoid of integrity, sees that it can simply go back and rape the system again, except each cyclical iteration will be at least an order of magnitude larger than the last bailout cycle.
This is a problem of personal integrity. This is a problem that only God can fix, both on the macro level and on the micro level. But Warren's epiphany is that the fix MUST, MUST, MUST begin at the micro, individual level. A world devoid of integrity on the individual level will by definition . . . dis-integrate.
Rest at the post link above, and scroll down to June 25.
Barnhardt, former commodities broker who closed her business advised her clients that she "I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets because they are not," and shut down her business, always speaks the truth as she sees it boldy. She gutsy and unafraid and is always thought provoking as well as extremely religious.
Her ABOUT page.
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Lord, deliver us from evil ...
I love to keep it simple:
“But as many as received Him to them gave He the power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1:12)
“For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
Jesus said: “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63)
“He[God] hath made Him[Jesus]to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not life.” (1 John 5:11-12)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10: 13)
Thanks STARWISE. :’)
There needs to be a Barnhardt ‘ping’ list...I check daily to see if she has put up any new material...
Only those who have received Him are God's children. The rest are simply God's creation in His image. He loves them, but until they are saved, they are NOT God's children and have no inheritance in God's Kingdom.
Now who can argue with that?
Anne understands the problem with some businessmen who are intoxicated and reckless with money, resulting in thievery and corruption. Problem with many freepers is they do not seem to recognize this because it taints the philosophy of free markets and little regulations. William Black the former regulator who dealt with the S&L crisis of the 1980’s pointed out. Conservatives understand the pathology of the street thug/criminal and thus have a good grasp on how to effectively deal with them, but have a confused ability to profile white collar criminals because of their propensity to blindly trust free markets and corporations. I leave freepers with an old Asian adage that good emperors leave to their successors. “Merchant class it vital to the empire because as a group they produce vast wealth. However merchants are capable of cheating the people and corrupt officials. A good ruler must keep an eye on them at all times.” The problem of rich businessmen undermining society and good government is nothing new in human history.
Uhh. The chapters and verses were inserted during the Middle Ages for the convenience of users.
There is absolutely no reason to believe those who did so were inspired of God, and therefore there is no reason to believe any numerological calculations mean a darn thing.
Also remember that the chapter and verse notations were added centuries after the fact for ease of study. It's a coincidence, but it is still pretty nifty.
Amen & Amen! I agree!
Those that are born of the Spirit know that these cannot be separated! They do not conflict, but are in harmony one with another!
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’s sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:3-6)
That is the point being made.