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My Word is Lasting And Sturdy Since It Was Spoken. The word Blessing actually consists of two syllables, namely bene (good, noble) and dicere (words, or words). Luke, 21:29-33

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beautiful sunrise city jerusalem The word blessing comes from the Latin word benedict.  This word actually consists of two syllables, namely bene (good, noble) and dicere (words, or words).  Thus benedict (blessing) means good words or words.  One who blesses means to say kind words, noble words.  Words can bring blessings to others or they can be curses.  Depends on what comes out of the mouth, good or bad.  If we had to choose, I'm sure we would choose to speak well.  We will be happy to hear people say good words from others, so other people will certainly prefer to hear good words from us, not swear words or words of reproach.  Jesus reminds us that the heavens and the earth will pass away but His words will not pass away.  We believe and believe that the words of Jesus are living words, words that lead us to salvation.  His words are words that bring us to the blessing of goodness and of course, saving goodness.  Facing the end of time, no one knows when the time will be, so J

Jerusalem, the holy city, where the Jewish people gather every year, is now prophesied to be destroyed by foreign occupation.

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The holy city of Jerusalem Jerusalem, the holy city, where the Jewish people gather every year, is now prophesied to be destroyed by foreign occupation.  The Jews will no longer control Jerusalem, it will be the foreigners who will occupy Jerusalem.  Even Jesus asserted that those who would occupy Jerusalem were nations that did not know God.  Thus, Jerusalem, which had been the religious center of the Jews, would become a pagan place.  Previously it was also prophesied that the temple would be destroyed, not one stone would rest on another stone.  That is the old Jerusalem, the Jerusalem that only relies on the beauty of the physical building.  Jesus came and promised the coming of a new Jerusalem, which was Himself the one who brought salvation.  The old Jerusalem will be destroyed and their identity will be lost.  The new Jerusalem will rise and gather all the nations, not only the Jews but anyone who will come and accept God's offer of salvation.  The new Jerusalem will not onl

Mount Tabor At the top is the Basilica and the Franciscan monastery. On this mountain stand three chapels dedicated to Jesus, Moses and Elijah. During the Crusades, these three chapels were combined into a beautiful basilica.

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Mount Tabor  Mount Tabor is located in the north of Israel.  Precisely at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, west of the Sea of ​​Galilee.  Now the Peak can be reached by vehicle, but in the past visitors had to reach it by climbing 4,340 steps.    At the top of this mountain is the Basilica of the Transfiguration and the Franciscan monastery.  On this mountain stand three chapels dedicated to Jesus, Moses and Elijah.  During the Crusades, these three chapels were combined into a beautiful basilica.  The Transfiguration of Christ is the event where Jesus is glorified on a mountain and meets Moses and Elijah.  His face was radiant and full of glory.  This is the pinnacle of the spirituality of Jesus.  On this occasion, three of His disciples, namely Peter, James and John, were with Him.  The light of glory that shone from the face of Jesus taught the disciples that the sad event that would be experienced by Him would lead them to victory, glory, that behind insults and insults there

Michelangelo's amazing painting on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican Italy - this painting depicts: the story in the book of Genesis, the fall of man.

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Michelangelo's Paintings In 1512, after 4 years finally Michelangelo was able to finish his famous painting which is so amazing on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican Italy - this painting depicts: the story in the book of Genesis, the fall of man, the genealogy of Jesus, & also the work of salvation etc.  But over time, also because of the candle smoke in the church, and dust etc., it all slowly began to cover the beauty of the painting.  So in 1984-1999 a restoration project for the painting was carried out.  Prior to 1999, many tourists who visited the Sistine Chapel who saw the large painting work mostly thought, although the work was large, graceful and stunning, but the colors were too dark, dim and the painting looked less than bright myopic.  However, after the restoration was completed in 1999, the artwork has managed to return to the way it was when the creator painted it.  The original brilliance that had been hidden for hundreds of years has been brought back

Be Faithful Disciples of Christ. Not being a wolf for others or other religions (homo homini lupus). Luke, 21:12-19

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Suffering and persecution will always be a part of human history.  Often we find that humans become wolves for others (homo homini lupus).  Life is not easy, it requires struggle to get something or to achieve something, often justifies various ways to pursue it.  Sacrificing others becomes an effective and easy way.  There are almost always victims in many life events.  Likewise in the dynamics of the life of faith.  There are many challenges and obstacles that are often faced by religious people when they want to express their faith.  Certain religious rituals are often considered strange and untrue because they are not used to seeing them or fail to understand the rituals of other religions.  While each religion has a different expression of faith, it has a different rite.  If there is not sufficient explanation, the expression of faith in other religions is always a source of conflict.  Jesus reminds us as Christians to be alert and ready when the time comes for us to experience ob

The temple is a place where we gather and pray. Jesus is the living temple of God, instead he must experience death because of the temple of God

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It is a joy in itself when we can see, witness and feel magnificent buildings, beautiful and cool natural scenery, also the face of someone who is beautiful and so on.  These are all human facts for which we should be grateful.  We are grateful that we are able to enjoy it with the senses we have.  Each of us would want everything to be good and beautiful, from our behavior to the behavior of the universe.  This is our reality as human beings who are capable of thinking and acting.  But that ability is also often the destroyer of the beauty that is around us.  Even one's own beauty is marred by our own thoughts and actions.  Humans who are so great and noble have actually become so low because of our own actions.  The temple is a place where we gather and pray.  The temple of Allah is our place to meet Allah.  In the temple building we express our faith.  The temple of God as a magnificent building is indeed needed.  But if only the physical building is important, the Temple will o

FAITH THAT ACTUALLY SEEN FROM ACTIONS OR WORKS OF LOVE.

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The widow at Zarephath was willing to GIVE BREAD FROM HIS LACK to the prophet Elijah.  The poor widow who put the offering into the treasury was praised by Jesus because the widow gave of her lack.  The Widow of Zarephath and the Poor Widow are examples of believers who imitate Jesus Christ who was willing to lay down His life for the salvation of the world.  These two widows who are both poor give up what they need in life to help others who need them more.  They give willingly without expecting any appreciation or praise or reward.  we must always be ready to help anyone who is always in need, even if we have to sacrifice something that we really need.  For the greater the sacrifice, the greater the reward from God (Mark 12:14).  Giving something to others in need, when we ourselves are also in need, is NOT EASY.  But herein lies the VALUE OF GIVING.  The value of that gift becomes REALLY HIGH, BECAUSE WE GIVE FROM WHAT WE NEED, NOT WHAT WE DON'T NEED.  We give from our lack and