While searching for Truth, on the other side of myself, I met a quite wonderful God. He named himself I-AM when he sent Moses, and his son is named I-AM-saves – the Chosen One (in English, “Joshua,” or in Greek, “Jesus”).
- The Functional Intent for this project is to give clarity, context, consistency and language to our historical story.
- My Personal Intent is to tell God’s story in one unified theory; using all discipline’s truth (as best I can understand them).
Our religion has confused many truths in exchange for self-exaltation… but that’s kinda what this whole story is about. I-AM even made one of his 10 laws to not use his name in statements which praise ourselves (3rd of 10 Commandments)… how brilliant is that?!?
This is my fan mail to God. So; the best place to start is through humility and asking for help.
This prayer for help is culturally updated from what Daniel wrote… 2,500 years ago.
Click to read Dan 9:4-19 in new tab in your favorite version.
It is because we commit crimes against you! Our shame is exposed in our rulers, our nobility, our mentors – because we have knowingly done wrong against you.
11 Yes, all Israel have transgressed your law, turning aside, that they should not obey your voice: therefore the curse and the oath written in the law of Moses the servant of God has been poured out on us; for we have sinned against him.
Yes; all of our denominations have offended your instructions. We turn away so that we don’t have to obey your voice. Like you promised, our self-imposed eternal standards (through which we have cursed others) is poured out on us. Our wrongs are against you.
13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil has come on us: yet have we not entreated the favor of Yahweh our God, that we should turn from our iniquities, and have discernment in your truth.
As it is written in our scripture; even though we experience all this evil… we still refuse to ask for help from I-AM, our God. If only we would turn away from our wrongs, and understand your Truth.
16 Lord, according to all your righteousness, let your anger and please let your wrath be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a reproach to all who are around us.
17 Now therefore, our God, listen to the prayer of your servant, and to his petitions, and cause your face to shine on your sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.
Authority, based on your right-ness, let your anger… please allow your wrath to be turned away from your people… your holy home. It is our fault (and our ancestor’s fault) that your bride and your church has become a punchline to all who are around us.
Now, therefore our God, listen to the prayer of your workers, and to our begging. Cause your face to shine on your holy home – which is desolate.
…for the Authority’s sake.
Authority; pay attention and act.
Do not Delay… for your own sake, our God… because your bride and your people are called by your name.
More from Daniel,
and the prophesy identifying details of each power shift inside Jerusalem during the 500 years leading up to Jesus…
A good place to start is to recognize that the biblical order of chapters is not based on a historical timeline. This reorganization (I suppose) is in response to Daniel being instructed to “seal up the words of this prophesy, because it is for a long time from now.” [Dan. 12:4]
Daniel’s book references historical Kings of Babylon (over almost 70 years):
- Ch. 1-4 – Nebuchadnezzar (589BC)
- Ch. 7 – Belshazzar, 1st yr (553BC)
- Ch. 8 – Belshazzar, 3rd yr (550BC)
- Ch. 5 – Belshazzar, last day before Cyrus (10/5/539BC)
- Ch. 10 – Cyrus, 3rd yr (536BC)
- Ch. 11-12 – Prophesy re: Jerusalem (After Cyrus had a dream about him)
- Ch. 9 – Darius I, 1st yr (522BC)
- Ch. 6 – Lions den (after 522BC)
This historical order actually lays out a beautiful book in which Babylon’s kings are consumed by their own power’s self-exaltation. The king’s stories are capped with letters to their empires… praising God’s greatness. Beautiful!
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