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Caught a video by http://sherayx.wordpress.com/ a while ago on her blog, I always ask myself, if Jesus was to come back to Earth, would we kill him AGAIN? It is in our nature to kill, be evil, and hate. I can back my claim up 100%, JFK, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Martin Luther King and more is the truth about us as a species, these men, and there were Woman and many more, I know, came and tried to do good, make change, inject love through their ways and means. Yeah we witness remarkable acts of individual kindness, I have seen it, and so have you. Sadly the bigger picture is not as the small picture, the big picture is we kill kindness, we hate love, we crush rebellion in a true form, we deceive, despise and dishonour. We tolerate people, but only just, we love our own but can be cruel to others. We do love, I know if Jesus was to come again, if the good book is true, it will mean the End of the World as we know it, so this is TOTALLY metaphorical here, the same metaphor I get beaten with when I say “No way Noah got 2 each of every Animal onto a boat” and other biblical questions. I TRULY mean to offend nobody here, you read me? you know me by now, I am full of questions and am always willing to learn, if the teacher is educated of course. Imagine a world where we stopped learning from amazing people and from live itself, would that not just be horrid? To be 30/40 years old and never expand your mind or don’t even try, I don’t know if I would like a semi Orwellian world like that, so I like people who are open and open minded, always been part of my nature, what about you?
So Michael Jackson, let’s be honest, at some stage, we all loved or liked the man, he was a one of a kind, a total fluke of genius. Many will call him a ‘Paedophile” and maybe on good grounds. But we are all learning real fast the Media in our world lies, in a local and world sense. We don’t get told it all and in many ways the political run media, or media with an agenda will lie, we all know this now. Lets say for a second Michael Jackson was sent to us from God, I know, big leap in your mind, but stay with me, there is cake at the end.
Michael Jackson spent a large % of his wealth on charities, had a hospital with Surgeons, Dr’s and nurses in his home looking after ill kids. He did a LOT the public were not told. We were told the 2 bad parts where one we know now wanted his money, they admitted it and had tried it before with someone else. The 2nd and last one he got found not guilty, and there was more in press, always mocking him, the media as usual build a person up to drop them, think hard who have the media done this to that you can think about, a person living or dead, in your own life or not, on TV or whatever. So he is not a ‘Paedophile” he was guilty of nothing, Sure he was different and came across inappropriate with kids. What if was just all love. Look I am writing this at 6:15 am, not medicated, really tired and in a large amount of pain, so I have my mind in the right place. Would be easy to think “Aww Shaun, get some sleep pal” :D And I would not blame you, but by now if you haven’t noticed I think and do things different, AS WE ALL DO, then you will now. I always ask questions in real life nobody will, never mind the internet. I got asked by a woman family member (Or something, we can change it, doesn’t matter) “Do you like me” a while back, this is just an example here, I replied “No you are an idiot, you have no heart and you are an alcoholic, get a grip of your life as you hurt people for real” Was met with a fight and more but hey, we tell our truth in the hope people will believe, to say we all tell 100% truth’s on the internet is stupid, we all tell a white lie, I am here with my picture, my name, many know where I live and I don’t care. So what is wrong with me asking this question :D Will I hurt someone’s feelings? I think I have a valid point either way. Even if Michael was just a nice man, the powers that be wanted him and his message of love and peace gone. When he was on top it was a different World, slowly the press demonizedhim into a freak show and I guess he kinda did bring parts of that onto himself. But what if we were wrong? What if he cared at a level none of us see in real life and couldn’t accept it as a truth. Yeah the police did find things in his house that were questionable to say the least, but the police do plant things to get a result in court, we all know this happens. It happens and helps the rich and famous, it happens to people “THEY” want to discredit or to get out the way, same way they did with JFK, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Martin Luther King and more
Sadly we always look back at people when they were dead and see the REAL good they had in them, only after the event do the facts emerge, only when we miss them do we see people for truly what they were. We live in a horrible world, but we (I know I said it) do see individual acts of love and kindness. Why is it only when a person is gone to we see the good that was there? This is just our way…… I always say words on the internet don’t hurt, because I made a choice to not be offended and have gangster chat with people, like many we live and learn, I am no different, are you? I love the Internet because we can inject love into the World. Sadly, as I write this I just know somewhere in the World many will read it and hate. So if you hated this, maybe you are part of a global problem, just like what the man said himself in the video above, we must learn to love and respect, sadly I don’t see it happening, there is too much hate. But people like us can keep smiling, enjoying life and always write and say what we want to because we are not scared to do so. That ability takes time, the ability to not care but also to not hate, help when we can, or hate when we can. I know what I choose, whatever we say in the end about Michael Jackson is he was the Worlds biggest entertainer and he did it with hate thrown at him, kinda says a lot about the man
Can we truly imagine the life this man had, how he missed his childhood and craved for it as an adult
The Second Coming of Christ in the Old Testament
The Second Coming of Christ is a major doctrine of both the Old and New Testaments, and all orthodox creeds include the fact of His second coming as a part of essential doctrine. The Psalms, though mostly devotional, contain a number of references to Christ’s second coming. Early in Psalm 2 the writer says that the Lord scoffs at those who rebel against Him. The Psalm states:
Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.” I will proclaim the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery” (Ps. 2:5-9).
The trilogy of Psalm 22, 23, and 24 gives a panoramic view of Christ. Psalm 22 speaks of His work as the Good Shepherd dying on the cross for our sins (John 10:11). Psalm 23 speaks of His present care for His own as the Great Shepherd (Heb. 13:20), interceding for them in heaven. Psalm 24 describes Christ as the King of Glory, the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4), who will enter the gates of Jerusalem.
Another major revelation is given in Psalm 72, revealing Christ’s reign over the whole earth. After describing how He will judge the people, defend the afflicted, and deliver the righteous, the psalm continues:
In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more. He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts. All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him (Ps. 72:7-11).
The Psalm concludes by stating that all nations will be blessed through Him and that the whole earth will be filled with His glory (Ps. 72:17-19).
Another major passage dealing with Christ in His second coming is found in Isaiah 11, where the righteous reign of Christ and the blessings of the millennial kingdom are revealed.
Daniel 7:13-14 states that the Second Coming marks the termination of the times of the Gentiles and the beginning of the reign of God’s kingdom on earth:
In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
This passage, as all others on the second coming of Christ, makes clear that it refers to an event not yet fulfilled that will consummate the plan of God for the ages.
Zechariah 2:10-11 also anticipates the coming of the Lord and His residence in the earth, “‘Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Many nations will be joined with the Lord in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.’” In that future day Scripture declares that Christ will claim the Holy Land as His own. Zechariah says, “The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem” (Zech. 2:12).
A dramatic description of the second coming of Christ is recorded in Zechariah 14, which describes an attack upon Jerusalem. Zechariah states, “Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south” (Zech. 14:3-4). This prophecy makes clear that Christ has not come in His second coming because the Mount of Olives is still intact, awaiting the coming of Christ.
The Second Coming of Christ in the New Testament
In the New Testament, in addition to prophecies concerning the Second Coming, the rapture of the church is revealed for the first time. The rapture of the church is the occasion when Christ will come to take the church, living and dead, out of the earth to heaven. It is an event entirely different from the Second Coming, as the two comings are described.
About twenty passages deal with the subject of the Second Coming in the New Testament. They serve to emphasize that this is a major doctrine of Scripture (Matt. 19:28; 23:39; 24:3-25:46; Mark 13:24-37; Luke 12:35-48; 17:22-37; 18:8; 21:25-28; Acts 1:10-11; 15:16-18; Rom. 11:25-27; 1 Cor. 11:26; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; 2 Peter 3:3-4; Jude 14-15; Rev. 1:7-8; 2:25-28; 16:15; 19:11-21; 22:20).
Though liberal interpreters attempt to find some fulfillment of the second coming of Christ in present human experience, all conservative interpreters describe the Second Coming as a future major divine event fulfilling the revelation in Revelation 19:11-15. Also, there is general agreement that Christ will come personally and bodily in a return to the earth, which was prophesied in Acts 1:9-10. His return will be similar to His ascension in that He will return bodily, and it will be gradual and visible, with clouds as the angels prophesied when they said, “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). Some interpreters have attempted to incorporate the rapture of the church as a part of the Second Coming. A careful study of Revelation 19-20 reveals no textual support for a rapture in that sequence of events. The revelation of Christ at His second coming is painted graphically in Revelation 19:11-16:
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written