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Thursday, 15 January 2015

King Demetrios to The Nation of Jews Promise

Today opening the Holy Bible to be guided to a message - I found myself opening the same page twice and being unsure if this is a personal message, I will need to ponder carefully. (not posted below) With over 1300 pages, the possibility of any scripture being revealed twice is remote. The message gave me reason to think carefully about my actions today in life. Then I opened the page again to read:

'I also will write them words of encouragement and promise them honor and gifts, so that I may have their help.” 25 So he sent a message to them in the following words:

A Letter from Demetrius to Jonathan

“King Demetrius to the nation of the Jews, greetings. 26 Since you have kept your agreement with us and have continued your friendship with us, and have not sided with our enemies, we have heard of it and rejoiced. 27 Now continue still to keep faith with us, and we will repay you with good for what you do for us. 28 We will grant you many immunities and give you gifts.....'. 1 Maccabees 10:24-28

The entire scripture is posted below in the link.

What agreement is this..One Scripture comes to mind:. 

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

Yesterday I was thinking and said foolishly to a God mocker "I have been thinking to write to leaders in our world to express my great sadness of the wars and conflict, (knowing there is religious conflict) to encourage dialogue of paving our world for future generations without conflict. We cannot continue with a population being manipulated for war.

As it happens with this particular message today - I opened the page to read the name of my Grandfather who was respected in Greece. And I remember an incident, where the police informally greeted me by name as Miss Pauline, my grandfather seeing this appeared and slapped him across the face for his disrespect. Immediately the police officer apologised to me. Not considering then his influence. .

My mother Athena, and her sister Eleftheria (meaning Liberty), beautiful women - different values. In the family, by names I am reminded of Athens and the Statue of Liberty.

People are told 'Nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.' Titus 3:9

When the great fire took place in Smyrna in 1922 - 3000 years of history went up in flames. And when the World Trade Centre collapsed on 11th September 2001, long afterwards I read that tens of thousands of birth and marriage records went up in smoke. While it is interesting to learn where our origin came from, if we are seeking this from freedom of slavery, all well and good.

If I can continue reading from the original Scripture:

29 “I now free you and exempt all the Jews from payment of tribute and salt tax and crown levies, 30 and instead of collecting the third of the grain and the half of the fruit of the trees that I should receive, I release them from this day and henceforth. I will not collect them from the land of Judah or from the three districts added to it from Samaria and Galilee, from this day and for all time. 31 Jerusalem and its environs, its tithes and its revenues, shall be holy and free from tax. 32 I release also my control of the citadel in Jerusalem and give it to the high priest, so that he may station in it men of his own choice to guard it. 33 And everyone of the Jews taken as a captive from the land of Judah into any part of my kingdom, I set free without payment; and let all officials cancel also the taxes on their livestock.

34 “All the festivals and sabbaths and new moons and appointed days, and the three days before a festival and the three after a festival—let them all be days of immunity and release for all the Jews who are in my kingdom. 35 No one shall have authority to exact anything from them or annoy any of them about any matter.

36 “Let Jews be enrolled in the king’s forces to the number of thirty thousand men, and let the maintenance be given them that is due to all the forces of the king. 37 Let some of them be stationed in the great strongholds of the king, and let some of them be put in positions of trust in the kingdom. Let their officers and leaders be of their own number, and let them live by their own laws, just as the king has commanded in the land of Judah. 1 Maccabees 10:29-37
There is something else that is written to understand:

All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel wereforty and eight cities with their suburbs. Joshua 21:41

As Athens is named after a woman, was Athena a Levite?

8At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day. 9Therefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, just as the LORD your God spoke to him.) Deuteronomy 10:8-9

So it makes sense that the Levites are divinely guided!

In the ancient tradition we are told Athena brought forth the Olive Tree that bears fruit and also provides light with the olive oil. Is olive oil with special spices also used for the anointing of Kings/Queens?

Please keep an open mind with everything that is written here. - I am also learning too. Sharing openly my learning, so that we can learn together. Keeping in mind, one person was born to unite humanity and it is in realising that God is every watching over us, as we all have guardian angels who report back to HIM/ Jesus went to his place of solitude on the Mount of Olives for prayer. Notice the olive tree connection.

The message, heart to heart, soul to soul from Jesus said it all when he is not returning for glory, pomp and ceremony, unfortunately not everyone can comprehend this. The breaking of the chains of slavery is with identifying a few areas that lawyers who are only interested in making money conveniently overlook.

The rights for the Jewish people to live under the authority of God is emphasised in this Holy Scripture and yet if people reject God, you might be subjects to blatant God mockers too. Learn the lesson.

Peace be with you
Pauline Maria








https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Maccabees+10&version=NRSVCE

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