The Great I AM
Moses asked God, “When I go back to the children of Israel and say unto them, The God of your father’s has sent me unto you, and they shall say to me, what is his name? What shall I say unto them? “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM. Thus shall you say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you?”
“I AM” … Two very powerful and present words that encompass and expresses the very essence of who God is. He is divine in all things, ever present, all knowing, all being, always has been, and always will be. Is it a name, or is it a description of his name and who he is? There is no greater in all the universe.
Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name “Immanuel”. Lets look a little closer…Im-man-u-el When I look at this word, to me it’s like a visible picture in my mind and what I see is God actually placing himself within man…to be in His presence and living inside of him, When I read it, to me it means, “IN- MAN –“I” –DWELL.” God is the author of all things, he created language. Notice the parallel numeric verses in Isaiah 7:14 and John 1:14. Look at the way the numeric numbers line up between God’s perfect numbers of 7 and 14.
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and “dwelt” among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father.) full of grace and truth.
Where does Jesus actually reside? John 1:18, “The Only begotten Son, which is “IN THE BOSOM” OF THE FATHER.” What does the word “Bosom” actually mean? According to Webster’s Dictionary, it means as follows: “The front of the human chest, the female breasts, the seat of secret thoughts and feelings, the part of a garment covering the breast. In the adjective form, meaning “Intimate.” Think about how important this, is for it says in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jesus was born out of the very heart and chest of God himself, the very part of him that holds his most intimate secret thoughts and feelings. At the very moment his beloved son died on the cross, the earth became black and shuddered with a great earthquake and the temple veil was rent in two…God’s own very inner soul quaked in agony watching his own son take on death and the sins of the world. If God is love, he also knows how to experience pain and agony. John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said unto him, “If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE WILL COME INTO HIM, and make OUR ABODE WITH HIM.” (Our Abode = to Dwell in Him to Live, just like Jesus resides in the bosom of his Father.)
God created mankind in his image. Adam was formed out of the dust of the ground and his wife, Eve, was made out of the very rib of Adam. The wife of a man comes out of the bosom of a man as well and husband and wife are “One Flesh”…The one-ness is so intimate that God declares that “what-so-ever God has called together, no man can put assunder.” In the same like manner, we as the believers and followers of Jesus Christ become his very own body and the “Bride of Christ”, joint heirs and Son’s of God.
The Beginnings of Our Christian Nation
The Actual Truth and Meaning of How America Got Her Name
A Great Truth Revealed
The Name “America actually means “Kingdom of Heaven”
A Warning to the United States
Was America prophesied in the Bible? The actual name of America is not mentioned in the Bible, but nevertheless this country very much exists in the Bible. America the Beautiful, God Bless America…One Nation Under God, Indivisible and Justice for All…There is no question, the United States of America is and has been the greatest nation on earth since the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1621. When you get done reading this little article, you are going to find yourself standing in awe of God’s plan and the time that we are living in. It’s critical that you heed this message.
My favorite time to meditate with God is in the cool of the morning…just after dawn when the birds are chirping, there is a dew on the leaves a cool fragrant breeze flows in the air. It’s at this time that He seems to connect with my spirit to give me greater understanding and direction. It was this morning that I began thinking and contemplating on what the beliefs of the Pilgrims were and where did they fit in Daniel’s timeline of end time prophecy. Of course, we all understand that in 1492, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue…and he supposedly discovered America. So, history records that America had been discovered and if we dig even further, we will find that it was another explorers actually located America long before Christopher Columbus.
The greater question is, “What was going on with the Christians in Europe and England before the Pilgrims made their voyage on the Mayflower to America?” What doctrine did these early Christians believe in and practice? Why did they risk their very lives to make a 3,453 mile voyage from Amsterdam to Plymouth rock. What a periling experience to face, but by fare, what was far worse that they were leaving compared what they were to face on a venture to a whole new world? Researching the history of the Pilgrims, we find that they had escaped and fled from England. A little research quickly brings us to the sound truth, that the Pilgrims were considered to be called, “Separists”, lead by a man named Robert Brown, who kept the 7th Day Sabbath and the Old Testament Feast Days and Laws. At that time, The Church of England forced all of the occupants to keep “Sunday as the Sabbath”. The original Pilgrims were persecuted by Queen Elizabeth under the 1559 Uniformity Act, which required Sunday church attendance. Any person who failed to attend church services had to pay a fine of 12d for each missed Sunday and a holy day. The penalties for conducting unofficial services included imprisonment and even greater fines.
The pilgrims, known as the Separatist group, or Independent Church, was later led by John Greenwood and Francis Johnson who were executed on April 6, 1593. This led to the Pilgrims fleeing to Holland where in 1620 they were eventually given permission to sail to America. The Pilgrims arrived in 1609 in Leiden, Holland as refugees in which they spent 11 years in Leiden in which they came in contact with the Dutch Mennonites. Another interesting fact is that the Mennonites were also a 7th Day Sabbath church and were considered to be the first true Baptist church, founded on the principal of “Adult Baptism”, in which they were called “Anabaptists.” The Mennonite Church were descendants of the Waldesians who were also 7th Day Sabbath keepers who kept the Old Testament Laws, the Sabbath, the Passover and circumcision. The sect referred to as “The Anabaptists” were the most persecuted of all of the Christian churches and existed prior to the reformation of the Church of England. It was also believed that small hidden church groups and societies of Anabaptists went back all throughout Europe and had existed from the time of the apostles of Jesus. It’s suggested or recognized that these small churches have a succession or ancient lineage that goes farther back than that of the Roman Catholic church.
The persecution and sufferings of these Anabaptists is absolute proof of the readiness and boldness of this unique sect of Christian believers in which their history had gone back for over 1200 years. They were cheerful and steadfast and underwent the cruelest of punishment for their beliefs and their numbers grew greater than those of all of the reformers. These are the Pilgrims who are the initial founders of our great country and North American continent. The Pilgrims not only resettled themselves to this country but on the backbone and blessings of Almighty God to establish a religion and belief SEPARATE from the Church of England who forced their nation to keep Sunday as their Sabbath and fined, imprisoned and killed anyone who resisted these laws. This small group of people laid down their very lives to bring religious freedom to a New World, A New Land, A Promised Land. The United States of America and the North American continent as a whole was founded on the laws established by God Almighty which included adult baptism for remission of sins, the law of the 7th Day Sabbath, and Passover and the Feast Days of the Old Testament.
How Did America Get Her Name?
The most popular lie taught in public school, is the one about America being named after the Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci. Others attribute the name America to a version of the name of Richard Ameryke. He was the supporter and financier of the explorer, John Cabot. However, both of these thoughts are untrue.
The earliest map with the word “America” named on it, was created by a German geographer and cartographer named Martin Waldsemuller. There ware very few Waldsemuller maps in existence today, they are extremely valuable, and reside in museums. Waldsemuller’s work was studied by Louis Miskovsky, professor of Slavic Languages and linguistic history at Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio, a fluent linguist with knowledge of 17 languages. Miskovsky discovered Waldsemuller’s own writings on the subject. America was not named after Ameryke or Vespucci. So where did the name originate?
The North-men, or Norsemen were among the first known to have explored ancient America. Their word for the country was, “Ommerike.” “Omme” meant “out there, ultimate,” or “final.” The term “rike” was spelled many different ways, but it was the equivalent to the German word, “reich.” It meant “kingdom.”
Using his knowledge of linguistics, Professor Miskovsky was able to correlate this term to an ancient Gothic phrase. It was the term “Amalric.” It was the same as the German term “Himmel reich” in meaning. What did this mean? “Amal” meant “heaven,” and “reich” meant “kingdom.” The Kingdom of Heaven. America! This was what Martin Waldsemuller call this nation when he made his first maps of this new land. It was the ultimate…..
(Taken from an except of the book: America in the Bible, Steven Grant)
America In The Bible by Steven Grant
As a Christian, I was raised all of my youth and adult life to understand that God does not change and his laws have not been done away with. Christian denominations have established “RELIGION and DOCTRINE”, for the past 2,000 years since the birth and death of Jesus Christ. Martin Luther and the Roman Catholic church have added to and subtracted from the pure Gospel handed down to the Apostles and the original church. When God sent Moses up to the top of Mt. Sinai, he came down with Ten Commandments, not Nine!… Exodus 31:13 “Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.”
It is my belief that the United States and Canada because of it’s connection, represent the Promised Land and modern day Israel or the “House of Israel”, separate and distinct from the “House Of Judah” which is the State of Israel. The House of Israel and House of Judah will eventually be united as one at the return of the Messiah.
Ezekiel 28:25 “Thus saith the Lord God; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob. (The United States fits this description to a tee…no other nation is sought after more to live in as the land of opportunity and wealth as the United States of America.)
Ezekiel 38:11-12 “And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages: I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates. To take a spoil and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods that dwell in the midst of the land.”
Jeremiah 49:31-32 “Arise and get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the Lord, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.” And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter unto all winds them that are in the utermost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 “For when they say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Matthew 24:37-39 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. And they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
I know of no other country on earth that has been blessed with the prosperity that the people of the United States have. We are a nation of much wealth and over abundance. However, we are a nation that has gone astray and willingly allowed ourselves to digress, vote in corrupt and unrighteous politicians who are at present committing treason against this very country that the Pilgrims established for freedom from religious tyranny. We have allowed every form of pagan idolatry into this great land to pollute and take away the foundation of God’s Holy Bible in our schools and public domains. We have allowed all manner of filth, fornication and sodomy to coexist with church principals and doctrines. We’ve allowed corrupt government, foreign policy and the money changers to overtake our economic sovereignty where we are no longer the lenders, but the borrowers. Our president has declared, “We are no longer a Christian Nation.”
America is the nation of “Unwalled Villages” going into bondage. We’ve entered into the corruption and whoredom of that “Worldly Beast System” Babylon. The Lord says, “Come out of her, My People. Just like the Pilgrims fled from England to escape the persecution to worship God freely and keep his commandments, we are on the edge of a “One World Government & One World Religion, “The Beast System.” Make no mistake, it’s happened over and over throughout history, and it’s on our doorstep.