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Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/14/14)[Prayer]
The Holy Scriptures | 6/14/14 | left that other site

Posted on 06/14/2014 4:59:32 AM PDT by left that other site

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem








Water In The Bible





Matthew 3

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

New International Version (NIV)

3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:

“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,

    make straight paths for him.’”

4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

11 “I baptize you withwater for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”



TOPICS: Prayer
KEYWORDS: israel; prayer; prayforjerusalem

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Dear Heavenly Father,
How Precious,
How Wonderful,
How Lovely To Be in Your Presence!
Your Name is So Hallowed,
So Holy and Pure,
and Your Lovingkindness is From Everlasting to Everlasting!
Why Do You Love Us So,
When We Persist in Turning Away From You?
Your Love is Unsearchable,
Your Mercy Unexplainable,
Your Peace Passes Understanding!

We Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem,
According to Your Will and Promise.
We Pray For the People and Leaders of Israel,
that They Will Look to You for the Protection
and Prosperity of their Nation.
We Also Pray For Revival in our own Beloved USA.


We Pray For The Swift and Sure Coming of Messiah,
Blessed Be He,
To Establish His Kingdom,
and Make All Things Right.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


1 posted on 06/14/2014 4:59:32 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site; tajgirvan; DollyCali; seoul62; etabeta; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Lera; ...

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






"Baptism" is a Greek word that means simply "Immersion". It was very recognizable as a religious activity in First Century Jerusalem, as it was Commanded by The Law Of Moses to ritually cleanse all objects and people involved in the Sacrificial System. The Hebrew Word for this is ""Mikva", and many "Mikvaot" have been found in excavations surrounding the Temple Mount. John was different, as he was immersing people out in the desert, in the Jordan River, nearly 25 miles away from the Temple Precincts!
The Temple officials had to have been extremely annoyed by this, because it usurped their authority and seemed to take spiritual matters out of their hands. John was, in effect, telling the people that they could approach God "Outside of the System".

John's response to the Pharisees reminds me of the famous Ronald Reagan quote:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

The Pharisees could not coast into heaven just because Abraham was their ancestor. We, as Americans, should take heed.

Come and Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


2 posted on 06/14/2014 5:15:34 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

Prayers always for the Peace of Jerusalem, our FRiends in need and our beloved Nation.

Blessings, etabeta


3 posted on 06/14/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT by etabeta
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To: etabeta

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Thank You, Etabeta, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


4 posted on 06/14/2014 5:48:55 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

Just FYI, a mikvah could always be a natural body of water, then and now.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 5:49:55 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Yes, I realize that too, but John was bypassing the system all the same.

And thank you so much for visiting the thread and sharing that. I am sorry if I omitted it. It was unintentional! :-)


6 posted on 06/14/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

And the use of a mikvah has never required a Temple official either.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 5:54:43 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: left that other site; yorkie; jaycee; UriĀ’el-2012


PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR
THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
And for the Preservation of the Valiant
Israeli Nation!





"Battesimo di Cristo"
Sistine Chapel
Pietro Perugino

"IN THOSE DAYS came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

______________________________________ (Matthew 3:1-17 KJV)


PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For ML In This Time Of Tribulation!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our Own Yorkie!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our Own Jaycee!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Steve – retired NYPD!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our FRiend Uri'el2012!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For Our Brethren Of All Faiths Throughout The World Suffering Persecution!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Safety Of Our Gallant Troops And For The Success Of Their Vital Mission!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Repose Of The Souls Of Our Embassy Staff In Libya Who Were Assassinated 11 September 2012!

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Deliverance Of Our Beloved Nation From The Lion’s Mouth!





Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 06/14/2014 8:04:11 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, ConorMacNessa, For Your Prayers and Awesome Fine Art Graphics For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


9 posted on 06/14/2014 8:11:50 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

I join in prayer for Israel, Jerusalem and all God’s beloved.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 8:39:31 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: left that other site

Amen, thank you for this post to direct our prayers and praise. Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem, for our nations, for our persecuted, for our families and friends.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 8:41:00 AM PDT by Jeanbl
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To: Alamo-Girl

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Alamo-Girl, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


12 posted on 06/14/2014 9:03:31 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Jeanbl

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Jeanbl, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


13 posted on 06/14/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

What marvelous insights, left that other site, as John was “outside the system.”

Lifting up Israel - that she may accept her Messiah - as well as our beloved America to turn back to God.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 5:15:26 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, NEWwoman, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


15 posted on 06/14/2014 5:19:11 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

amen.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT by Hiskid (Jesus is Lord)
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To: Hiskid

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Thank You, Hiskid, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.


Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


17 posted on 06/14/2014 5:25:00 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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