Pitt Popovici – Gloria si Jalea care a fost la Intrarea Domnului Isus in Ierusalim

Cuvantul lui Dumnezeu e ca o mina bogata si bogatiile nu sunt la suprafata, ci mai la adancime.  As vrea ca Duhul lui Dumnezeu sa ne invredniceasca sa ne coboram la  adancime. Nu e usoara coborarea aceasta. Ziua de Florii a fost unica, Domnul Isus n-a vorbit dinainte cu ucenicii despre ziua aceasta. Nu i-a pregatit mai dinainte. O zi in care totul a fost spontan. Si e bine cand unele lucruri sunt spontane, adica, tasnesc dinlauntru, ca prea de multe ori e doar de la suprafata si nu au rezultatul care ar trebui sa-l aibe….

Mesajul fratelui Pitt Popovici la minutul 28:00

VIDEO by grbcatl

Faptura noua in Hristos – Samuel Tutac

Samuel Tutac: Sfanta Scriptura vorbeste, atat despre momentul mantuirii, atat despre mantuire ca si un eveniment, care are loc atunci cand o persoana aude cuvantul lui Dumnezeu , pentru ca aici este foarte important sa stabilim lucrul acesta, nimeni nu poate sa fie mantuit, daca nu aude intai Evanghelia, daca nu aude intai Cuvantul lui Dumnezeu, daca nu stie ca este pierdut. O persoana care nu intelege ca este pierdut, nu intelege niciodata de ce are nevoie de salvare. Doar cel care aproape ca se ineaca striga: Ajutor, ma inec! Doar cel care este constient de starea lui de pacat si de starea lui de om pierdut, doar acela cauta cu adevarat mantuirea. Si momentul sau evenimentul mantuirii are loc atunci cand ascultand cuvantul si sub iluminarea Duhului Sfant, pentru ca fara interventia Duhului Sfant, care ne ilumineaza, care ne cerceteaza, care ne descopera faptul ca suntem pacatosi, ca avem nevoie de mantuire si ca avem nevoie de Domnul Isus Hristos, noi singuri nici nu suntem capabili sa intelegem lucrurile acestea pentru ca lucrurile acestea sunt de o importanta capitala si ele trebuiesc, spune ap. Pavel, judecate spiritual sau duhovniceste. Si atunci, Duhul Sfant este Cel care ne lumineaza.

Cand o persoana aude cuvantul lui Dumnezeu, Duhul Sfant ii atinge mintea si inima. Persoana aceea isi recunoaste starea, se vede ca este intr-o stare pacatoasa, ca este o persoana pierduta, vine la Domnul Isus cu credinta. Ca pana la urma, aici e foarte important sa crezi, ca Domnul Isus Hristos este solutia. Cum spune ap. Pavel: cand cineva este in Isus Hristos, este o faptura noua. N-ai cum sa ajungi o faptura noua daca nu crezi in Domnul Isus Hristos.

Si atunci, in momentul acela, cand ti-ai pus credinta in Domnul Isus Hristos si te-ai pocait de pacatele tale, are loc o lucrare, pe care Scriptura o numeste nastere din nou. O lucrare supranaturala, care, de fapt, are de a face cu schimbarea mintii, cu schimbarea gandirii, cu schimbarea mentalitatii, care pe urma va duce la schimbarea vietii. Unele lucruri se schimba radical deodata. Dar, unele lucruri se schimba pe parcurs pentru ca intram intr-un proces al mantuirii de acuma. Noi, adesea, numim acesta si procesul de sfintire, prin care, prin procesul acesta, noi, in fiecare zi, suntem facuti tot mai asemenea cu Domnul Isus Hristos. Nasterea din nou este foarte importanta pentru caeste punctul de pornire. De fapt, Domnul Isus ii spune lui Nicodim, daca nu se naste cineva din nou- „Drept răspuns, Isus i-a zis: „Adevărat, adevărat îţi spun că, dacă un om nu se naşte din nou, nu poate vedea Împărăţia lui Dumnezeu.”Ioan 3:3

Sigur, Nicodim nu a inteles, desi era un carturar iscusit, un om care cunostea Scripturile, nu a inteles ce vrea Domnul Isus sa spuna si a pus o intrebare, care sigur, cu intelegerea noastra, mult mai avansata decat avea el, ca noi avem intreaga revelatie, intreaga Scriptura, am putea sa spunem: o intrebare stupida. Insa, pentru el n-a fost o intrebare stupida, pentru ca el, pur si simplu, a zis: Bine, bine, dar poate un om batran sa intre in pantecele mamei lui?” Si Domnul Isus ii spune: Stai putin, nu despre o astfel de nastere vorbim, ci vorbim despre o nastere spirituala…

VIDEO by Alfa Omega TV

Sarbatoarea Postului de Radio Vocea Evangheliei Cluj – 20 ani de emisie 28 Martie 2015

Passion Week – Monday – Jesus cleanses the Temple

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  1. On Monday, Jesus cleanses the temple.
  2. On the way back to Jerusalem Jesus curses the fig tree.
  3. When he arrives in Jerusalem, he cleanses the temple (though it’s debated, this is likely the area of the Royal Stoa, described by Josephus in Antiquitites 15.411–415, which ran the length of the southern wall of the Temple Mount).
  4. Jesus then did miracles in the temple and received challenges from the Jewish leaders and astonishment from the crowd.
  5. In the evening Jesus and the twelve return to Bethany.

The following synopsis is from Christian Classics Ethereal Library, written by Mark A. Copeland.

„THE GOSPEL OF JOHN”

The Cleansing Of The Temple (John 2:13-25)

INTRODUCTION

1. It is common to think of Jesus as a gentle, peace-loving man…

a. He certainly presented Himself as such on most occasions – e.g.,
Mt 11:28-30
b. People felt comfortable in bringing their children to Him – e.g.,
Mt 19:13-14

2. Yet on occasion Jesus displayed strong righteous indignation…
a. Such as when He visited Jerusalem during the Passover at the
beginning of His ministry
b. As He drove the moneychangers and merchandisers out of the temple
– Jn 2:13-15

[What prompted this outburst of anger? What gave Jesus the authority to
do this? What lessons might we glean from this event? As we seek to
find the answers let’s first note…]

I. THE REBUKE OF THE LORD

A. MERCHANDISING HIS FATHER’S HOUSE…

1. The Lord’s rebuke reveals the reason for His outburst – cf. Jn 2:16
2. The sellers of oxen and sheep, along with the moneychangers,
had turned the temple into a house of merchandise
3. It was to be a house of prayer, they had turned it into a den
of thieves – cf. Mt 21:13
– The Lord was angered by the manner in which some used religion to make money

B. MIGHT WE BE GUILTY OF A SIMILAR OFFENSE…?
1. What if we attend church simply as a form of „networking”, to
make business contacts?
2. What if we take advantage of our relationship as brethren to
further a multilevel marketing business, a home-based business,
or any other financial enterprise?
– The Lord’s temple today is the church, we must be careful lest we defile it as well (cf. 1Co 3:16-17)

[The Lord has ordained that those who preach the gospel be supported (1 Col 9:14). But He is angered by those who view the Lord’s temple
(people) as a way to get rich. Next, we note that His anger was
prompted by…]

II. THE ZEAL OF THE LORD

A. ZEAL FOR HIS FATHER’S HOUSE…
1. The disciples were reminded of an Old Testament prophecy – Jn 2:17; cf. Ps 69:9
2. Jesus had zeal (fervor) for God’s house, for it’s intended
purpose (a house of prayer)
– His great zeal for His Father’s house moved Him to action

B. HOW IS OUR ZEAL FOR THE LORD’S HOUSE…?
1. Remember, today the Father’s house is the church – cf. 1 Ti 3:15
2. Do we have great zeal for the church?
a. That it fulfill it’s intended purpose (to make known God’s
will)? – cf. Ep 3:10-11
b. That we are troubled when we see people try to turn it into
something else, such as social club, or a purveyor of
entertainment?
– If we have zeal for the Lord’s house, we will not rest silent when others pervert its purpose

[Of course, the action we take may not be the same as what Jesus did.
Indeed, He took up „a whip of cords.” What right did He have to use
such a display of force? That’s what the Jews wanted to know…]

III. THE AUTHORITY OF THE LORD

A. THE SIGN THAT PROVES HIS AUTHORITY…
1. They wanted to know what sign (miracle) He could offer to prove
His right to cleanse the temple – Jn 2:18
2. Jesus offered His ability to rise from the dead as the ultimate
proof – Jn 2:19-22
a. Later, He would restate His claim to have this ability – Jn 10:17-18
b. His resurrection proved that He was the Son of God – cf. Ro 1:4
– He has been given the authority to exercise such judgment as cleansing the temple – cf. Jn 5:22,26-27

B. WE DO NOT HAVE THE SAME AUTHORITY…
1. We are to judge with righteous judgment – Jn 7:24
a. At times we must distinguish between „hogs” and „dogs” – Mt 7:6
b. We can distinguish between good and bad fruit – Mt 7:15-20
2. But our authority to judge is limited – Mt 7:1-5
a. There are things we cannot judge in this life – 1Co 4:3-5
b. There are people we are not to judge – 1Co 5:11-13
c. Vengeance in particular belongs to the Lord – cf. Ro 12: 17-19
– While Jesus is our example (cf. 1Pe 2:21), there are some „steps” that He took that we cannot take

[The reason we cannot emulate the Lord in every case becomes evident as we consider…]

IV. THE POWER OF THE LORD

A. THE POWER THAT JUSTIFIES HIS ACTION…
1. John mentions how many came to believe in Him because of His
signs – Jn 2:23
2. John also makes note of His unwillingness to commit Himself to
others at this time
a. He had no need to, because he knew all – Jn 2:24
b. He had no need to, because he knew what was in man – Jn 2:25
– Jesus is revealed as one who can discern the hearts of men – cf. Mt 9:4; Re 2:23

B. WE DO NOT HAVE THE SAME POWER…
1. We cannot discern the hearts of men like the Lord can; note
these comments:
a. „Our Lord knew all men, their nature, dispositions,
affections, designs, so as we do not know any man, not even
ourselves.”
b. „He knows his crafty enemies, and all their secret projects;
his false friends, and their true characters.”
c. „He knows who are truly his, knows their uprightness, and
knows their weaknesses.”
d. „We know what is done by men; Christ knows what is in them,
he tries the heart.”
– Matthew Henry Commentary
2. Since we cannot read the hearts of men, we must be careful
a. We are unable to always know the motives of others
b. We must approach those in opposition with humility – cf.
2Ti 2:24-26
c. We must approach brethren overtaken in a fault with
gentleness – cf. Ga 6:1

CONCLUSION

1. In contending for the faith (which is a solemn duty, Jude 3)…
a. Some often use the example of Jesus cleansing the temple to
justify their behavior
b. As they lash out in anger (righteous indignation?) towards those
teaching error

2. Is it right to appeal to Jesus’ example in this case…?
a. Can we appeal to every example of Jesus?
b. If so, are we justified to use a whip of cords as well?

3. The immediate context offers reasons to answer carefully…
a. Jesus possessed unlimited authority to judge man, proven by His
resurrection from the dead
b. Jesus possessed divine power to read the hearts of men, we
sometimes cannot even discern our own hearts

4. There are times for righteous indignation…
a. But some things must be left to the Lord, the righteous Judge
b. We must avoid what might actually be „self-righteous” indignation!

While we may not always be able to emulate the Lord’s prerogative to judge, we should certainly strive to copy His zeal for His Father’s house. Is our zeal for His church what it ought to be…?

American Christians are stuck in the age of adolescence? Thoughts for Palm Sunday

photo via Amazon.com Author Thomas Bergler

Adolescence- prior to the 20th century, we really didn’t have a stage of life called adolescence. In most countries, throughout the history of the world, kids went from being kids to becoming adults, with some kind of rite of passage, right in the middle. But, somewhere in the middle of the 20th century, you had a group of psychiatrists that looked at transitional developments and decided that there was a stage of life, called adolescence.  Adolescence was supposed to be a transitional stage: from being a kid, to being an adolescent, to being an adult- transition stage from about the age of 13 to about the age of 18. The National Academy of Sciences today actually puts the stage of adolescence, as the stage of life between the ages of 11 and 30 (what???????????). We have this whole new phenomenon, called the Peter Pan syndrome- failure to launch. In other words, kids are becoming adolescents even at an earlier age, but, they’re not leaving adolescence ‘til a later age. Thomas Bergler’s thesis is that christianity is trapped in that adolescence. What are some of the characteristics of adolescence?

  1. a sense of entitlement that God owes me something, not that I’m supposed to really give. Sociologist christian Smith has called this Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. 
  2. very closely tied with consumerism– we see all of life as a shopping experience. So, everything we experience, whether it’s the mall, or TV, or the church, we see as consumers: I give of my time and my money, and I expect a good experience and a good speaker, and a great worship set in return.
  3. highly emotional– often times, how I feel is more important than how I think, or how I live as a Christian. When asked when they felt most close to God, they point back to an experience or an event where the music was rockin’. You don’t feel that they were close to Jesus when they walked with someone through deep suffering or when they spent time giving of themselves to someone else.

The question is, if the Gospel we embrace is one of emotionalism with events and a lot of noise, is it big enough to walk through the next generation of challenges that we’re gonna face as christians? We know that the faith we have is fun and emotive. But, what if it gets really difficult? The biggest faith helps us even through the mundane faith, where we just have to show up to community, show up to service.

There’s an incident that reminds me of the Triumphal Entry, and when Jesus goes and heals Lazarus. And Jesus was kind of a hidden secret, but not after that, when Lazarus proclaimed  what Jesus had done, and the Pharisees, not only wanted to kill Jesus, but they also wanted to kill Lazarus to shut him up. In fact, Jesus proclaims after that, „My time has come,” and He marches into Jerusalem. The people know who Jesus is, and that the Messiah will come riding on the donkey. But, those people are the same ones, who say a week later, „We have no king but Caesar.” A week later, they’re saying, „Crucify Him, crucify Him.” Why, because they expected the Messiah to do things a particular way.

They were there for the noise and the excitement. They were ready for the battle, they were ready for freedom. But, what they weren’t ready for is the freedom that Jesus was actually coming to give, which was freedom from their own sin, and from their own captivity. He’s gonna do it through peace, He’s gonna do it through suffering, He’s gonna do it through trial, and even His own disciples in Getsemane would not wait and pray with Him, for the hours that He needed them to.

A juvenile christianity is not one that can handle the hard times. And, it’s not one that can handle the mundane. But the real Gospel, the Gospel that Jesus walks through to accomplish in the Holy Week, is one that goes through the dredges of service, of persecution, of suffering, and of course of death.

ColsonCenter Do you know adult Christians who think God owes them something? Well, they might be suffering from something called the Peter Pan syndrome. John Stonestreet explores this phenomena in this week’s ReEngage.

INTRAREA TRIUMFALA – Valentin Popovici

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VALENTIN POPOVICI

Demult, când regele călare suia-n alaiuri triumfale,
Venea pe calul alb ca lâna, înconjurat de osanale!
…Dar într-o zi de primăvară Slăvitul Împărat divin,
lată-L că vine în cetate, smerit, călare pe-un asin.

Şi altădată toţi boierii cu sare aşteptau şi pâine
La poartă pe-mpărat, spunându-i: Bine-ai venit la noi, stăpâne!
…Dar când Isus veni-n cetate, din dealurile măslinii,
S-au bucurat numai săracii, şi-n jurul Lui numai copii.

În vremuri vechi de mare fală, când regele venea acasă,
Era-n cetatea lui de scaun o sărbătoare luminoasă.
…Dar când Isus intra pe poartă, în loc să fie-ncoronat,
Vrăjmaşii numărau arginţii, să fie prins şi condamnat.

Cu flori alaiul şi mulţimea mergeau spre casa-mpărătească,
Şi-acolo totul era gata, pe împărat ca să-l primească.
…Dar când Isus păşi în Templu, înconjurat de ucenici,
În Casa Lui erau tâlharii, şi-a trebuit să ia un bici.

Iar regele primea ‘nainte o cheie grea, cheia cetăţii,
Ca semn că e stăpân de-acuma, şi are sabia dreptăţii.
…Dar preoţii cei mai de seamă, iată-i vorbind cu gând viclean:
„Isus vrea să ne strice Legea… Să piară-acest Galileean!”

Poezii de Valentin Popovici

Facebook sau Facebible? (2). Prietenie pe „invisible” Nicolae.Geantă

Citeste – Facebook or Facebible? (1). Comunicare pe “mute” – Nicolae.Geantă

Pe Facebook media de prieteni este de peste 150, unii au 10-15, alţii 3000-4000. O elevă de-a mea are 1700. Cel mai bătrân utilizator, Yve Bean, din Bradford, UK, 102 ani la logare în 2008, a strâns 4962 de prieteni până în 2010. Apoi a plecat acolo unde Facebook nu va mai putea influenţa pe nimeni. Câţi credeţi că au vizitat-o la înmormântare? Nimeni…

Nicolae GeantaCum e să ai 500 de prieteni. Dar 1700? Dvs câţi aveţi? 50, 150? Sigur vă sunt prieteni? Că eu abia am vreo cinci. Se spune că odată, Socrate a fost vizitat de un ucenic. „Aşa casă mică aveţi maestre?”, a înrebat mirat acesta, ştiind reputaţia înţeleptului. „Măcar s-o umplu cu prieteni!”, a fost replica.

E o minciună să crezi că ai 1700 de prieteni. Sau chiar 100. Fără să-i fi văzut vreodată.

O fată creştină a avut accident. „Am avut 600 de prieteni, i-a zis păstorului, şi nici unul nu a venit la spital să mă vadă!”.

Prietenia nu-i când stai să spui poveşti, ci când cari poveri. Prietenia e când şti să plângi lângă coleg, când rupi sanswich-ul cu el (mie la liceu un coleg, Guşter îl chema, îmi dădea zilnic un sandwich). Prietenia e să-ţi dea haina cea bună, pantofii, cheia de la casă (aşa a dorit un coleg de facultate de-al meu care stă în Bucureşti).

Am văzut, de 1 Martie 2012, nişte fete prin oraş, cu garoafe. „Aţi primit flori de la băieţi?”. „Aş, de unde domn’ profesor, ni le-am făcut cadou între noi”. Şi fiecare avea un… prieten!

Când eram în clasa XII-a aveam o prietenă de-a X-a. Eu jucam fotbal la juniori republicani în Divizia A. Plecam de la 5,30 de acasă şi veneam seara la 19. De la 13 la 15, zi de zi, o luam de la liceu, şi-o duceam la pregătire la mate. Părinţii mei erau săraci, şi îmi dădeau câte 5 sau 10 lei pe zi, bani cu care nu puteam să-mi iau mai mult de 2 pateuri şi-un iaurt, sau maxim o ciorbă la cantină. Ştiţi ce făceam? Răbdam de foame şi-o duceam pe fată la Cofetărie. Sau, îi cumpăram câte un trandafir. Ori o păpuşă! Ciocolăţi nu erau atunci!

Când am spus întâmplarea asta unor tineri, şi le-am zis că ei azi sunt zgârciţi, un flăcău de vreo 19 ani a râs: „Păi, ce să le mai dăm domn’ profesor prăjituri, nu vedeţi că sunt grase! Ţinem la silueta lor”. „Mă gândeam că vreţi să nu facă diabet”, i-am replicat.

Facebook-ul oferă prietenii zgârcite. Trandafiri frumoşi, dar virtuali. Nu costă nimic. Dar nici nu miros! SMS furate, fără pic de sentiment. Declaraţi downlaudate. Fără inimă în ele. Unele şi fără cap.

Voi, ştiţi ce e prietenia? Nu numai cu fetele, ci şi cu camarazii voştrii. Pe Facebook nu-i găsiţi. Pe cei lângă care să plângi, pe care să te sprijini…

Prietenii de acolo te pot nenoroci. Solomon spune în Proverbe 18:24 „Cine îşi face mulţi prieteni, îi face spre nenorocirea lui, dar este un prieten care ţine mai mult la tine decât un frate”. Hristos să vă fie prieten. Amin?

De aceea, la biserică e bine ca după program să nu fiţi în secunda doi în stradă, la maşini. Mai staţi afară în curte, mai beţi un ceai, o cafea, în holul bisericii. La Cireşarii, după fiecare eveniment se dă ceai şi biscuiţi. Nu pleacă nimeni… Faceţi-vă prietenii la biserică. Vă spun că va fi frumos. Şi fără regrete. Aici se leagă rănile. Şi se închid. Aici să faceţi nunţile!
(va urma)

http://nicolaegeanta.blogspot.ro/2012/05/facebook-sau-facebible-3-prietenie-pe.html

Citeste blogul lui Nicolae Geantă aici – http://nicolaegeanta.blogspot.ro/

Citeste / Vezi –

 

 

Cine sunt baietii din Adi Gliga Band?

Marea Britanie Evanghelica

adi gliga

Ionut Isaincu, Cristi Secheli, Adi Secheli, Sami Barani, Catalin Ciuculescu Adrian Belcota and Vali Parascuta Braku.

Cine sunt acesti baieti minunati din videoclip-urile atat de profesioniste ale lui Adi Gliga?In scurta descriere am revelat doar studiile sau activitatea muzicala sau spirituala a celor mai sus mentionati.Ne bucuram pentru caracterul ireprosabil al acestor tineri si curajul lor de a marturisi pe Isus prin videoclip-urile ce le realizeaza.

Puteti urmari videoclip-urile lor pe canalul: https://www.youtube.com/user/newvisionromania

Ionut Isaincu

Locul nasterii: Iasi

Data nasterii: January 3, 1990

Compozitor

Studii: Conservatorio „Luca Marenzio” di Brescia

isaincu

Cristi Secheli

Locul nasterii: Bistrita

Data nasterii: September 13, 1996

Tobosar in fanfara bisericii Baptiste Golgota Bistrita

cristi

Adi Secheli

Locul nasterii: Bistrita

Data nasterii: June 5

Dirijorul  fanfarei bisericii Baptiste Golgota Bistrita

adi

Sami Barani

Locul nasterii: Bistrita

Data nasterii: February 9, 1995

canto clasic · Cluj-Napoca

barani

Adrian Belcota

Compozitor

belcota

Catalin Ciuculescu

Locul nasterii:Filiasi

Data nasterii: October…

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The Shira Chadasha Boys Choir – Yerushalayim (Psalm 125) Cantari Speranta despre Ierusalim

=Yerushalayim – The Shira Chadasha Boys Choir=

 „The Shira Chadasha” Choir / Corul „The Shira Chadasha”

Pune-ti increderea in El, Israele

Text & Melodia Elena Gorcea

VIDEO by Sperantamedia

​Pace sa fie intre zidurile tale, pace-n Ierusalim – „Speranta”
Hatikva – Imnul Israelului
Israel, asculta-L pe DUMNEZEU!-„Speranta”-Nurnberg​

ISRAEL ISRAEL ISRAEL – Grupul Saron

​Ierusalim cu strazi de Aur​ – Canta: „Speranta”​

​50+ Hymns – 2 hours ​of Music​

… and Jesus wept… Ofra Haza – Yerushalaim (Jerusalem of Gold)

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it.

He wept over it – Showing his compassion for the guilty city, and his strong sense of the evils that were about to come upon it. See the notes at Matthew 23:37-39. As he entered the city he passed over the Mount of Olives. From that mountain there was a full and magnificent view of the city. The view of the splendid capital – the knowledge of its crimes – the remembrance of the mercies of God toward it – the certainty that it might have been spared if it had received the prophets and himself – the knowledge that it was about to put “him,” their long-expected Messiah, to death, and “for” that to be given up to utter desolation – affected his heart, and the triumphant King and Lord of Zion wept!

Amid all “his” prosperity, and all the acclamations of the multitude, the heart of the Redeemer of the world was turned from the tokens of rejoicing to the miseries about to come on a guilty people. Yet they “might” have been saved. If thou hadst known, says he, even thou, with all thy guilt, the things that make for thy peace; if thou hadst repented, had been righteous, and had received the Messiah; if thou hadst not stained thy hands with the blood of the prophets, and shouldst not with that of the Son of God, then these terrible calamities would not come upon thee. But it is too late. The national wickedness is too great; the cup is full: mercy is exhausted; and Jerusalem, with all her pride and splendor, the glory of her temple, and the pomp of her service, “must perish!” (Barnes’ notes)

Nelu Brie – Vremea Cercetarilor- Florii

Luca 19:41-44

Cînd S’a apropiat de cetate şi a văzut -o, Isus a plîns pentru ea,42 şi a zis: ,,Dacă ai fi cunoscut şi tu, măcar în această zi, lucrurile, cari puteau să-ţi dea pacea! Dar acum, ele sînt ascunse de ochii tăi.

43 Vor veni peste tine zile, cînd vrăjmaşii tăi te vor înconjura cu şanţuri, te vor împresura, şi te vor strînge din toate părţile:44 te vor face una cu pămîntul, pe tine şi pe copiii tăi din mijlocul tău; şi nu vor lăsa în tine piatră pe piatră, pentrucă n’ai cunoscut vremea cînd ai fost cercetată.„

VIDEO by Biserica Emanuel Sibiu 13.04.2014

Predica incepe la minutul 73:00 sau 01:13:50

Hosanna in the Highest !!! on this Palm Sunday

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I see the king of glory
Coming down the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see his love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest

I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a new revival
Staring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees

Heal my heart and make it clean
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One Perfect Life (COMPLETE): (1) Jesus of Nazareth (2) Jesus the Messiah (Special Easter Program) Dramatic Reading for Palm Sunday from John MacArthur

This is an outstanding way to share the Passion Week, most especially if you have younger children – It starts out from Jesus’s Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem, and the story is told through the Gospel, as written in the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This narration, with audio effects in the background that take you into that time and place, is also interspersed by short commentary from John MacArthur.

From JohnMacArthurGTY:  Mar 22, 2013 http://www.gty.org/oplradio

Dramatic Readings of Scripture with Commentary by John MacArthur

How can you make your celebration of the Lord’s resurrection meaningful and memorable this year? While that’s a worthy goal, it’s not easily accomplished. The overt secularization of the holiday is a major distraction for many believers. The profound truth at the heart of the holiday ends up being obscured.

To help focus your family’s Easter celebration on the Person and work of Christ, we’re pleased to make this unique program available to you. Based on John MacArthur’s new book One Perfect Life, the program features dramatic Scripture readings accompanied by commentary from John.

Jesus the Messiah

Palm Sunday 3/3 – Jesus Declares His Kingship

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You can listen to the audio here from Desiring God, John Piper.

Matthew 21:1-17

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, „Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. 3 „If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 5 „SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.'” 6 The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, 7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. 8 Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. 9 The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, „Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!” 10 When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, „Who is this?” 11 And the crowds were saying, „This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.” 12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13 And He said to them, „It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS’ DEN.” 14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, „Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant 16 and said to Him, „Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Jesus said to them, „Yes; have you never read, ‘OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF’?” 17 And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.

What I would like to do this morning is help you hear Jesus’ own declaration of his kingship. I want you to see from Matthew 21:1-17 how Jesus says, „I am your king.” And I would like to do it in a way that makes sure you see the nature of his kingship now and the different nature of his kingship when he comes a second time. And I want you to see and feel the difference because the nature of Jesus’ kingship now is creating a season of salvation in world history during which you can still switch sides and be saved from his wrath and judgment. There is still time – even now this morning – when you can accept the amnesty that King Jesus holds out to you, and renounce your allegiance to self and success and money and family and physical pleasure and security – and whatever else rules you more than Jesus. And you can bow and receive Christ as your King and swear allegiance to him, and be on his side with everlasting joy.

The Kingship of Jesus Will Look Different Than It Does Now

To help you feel the wonder of this brief season of salvation in world history – and yes I say brief, though it has lasted 2000 years; compared to how long we will exist in heaven or hell, it is very brief – to feel the wonder of this brief season of salvation in world history consider that the day is coming, and perhaps soon, when the kingship of Jesus will very different than it is now. Here is a description of that kingship, as John saw it in the last book of the Bible:

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, „KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16)

When the kingship of Jesus appears in the skies like that, it will be too late to switch sides. „Behold, now is ‘the acceptable time,’ behold, now is ‘the day of salvation'” (2 Corinthians 6:2). I believe that is what Matthew is trying to say to us this morning in the way Jesus proclaims his kingship in Matthew 21:1-17. What he wants us to hear – what Jesus wants us to see – is that, yes, he is king, yes his kingship is not provincial or tribal or national, but international and global and universal. But it is for now meek, lowly, welcoming, seeking, forgiving, patient. He will, in a matter of days, shed his own blood to save all who will accept his free gift of amnesty and come over to his side. And until he comes again this is the wonder of his kingship. It saves sinners.

So let’s watch him make this declaration. I just want you to see him. I want you to hear him. Rivet your attention on Jesus this morning. He will win you. He will heal you. He will save you.

There are four ways that Jesus declares his kingship in this triumphal entry. All of them are Jewish. He was a Jew, and he was fulfilling Jewish promises of a coming king and Messiah. But all them are bigger than Jewish. Remember this gospel is going to end in chapter 28 with the words, „All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:18-19). Jesus knows that he is the king over all nations, not just Israel.

So let’s listen and watch as he declares himself King of the Jews and King of the nations.

1. Jesus Declares His Kingship by Riding on a Donkey (Zech. 9:9)

First, notice Matthew 21:1-5. Jesus sends two of his disciples to get a donkey. Verse 2: „Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me.” Why? What is he doing? Why does he want a ride into Jerusalem on a donkey? Never before has he done such a thing. Matthew tells us why in verses 4-5, „This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: ‘Say to the daughter of Zion [that is, to Israel], „Behold your king is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.”‘”

This is a quote from the prophet Zechariah (9:9). Jesus has chosen to act out the fulfillment of this prophecy and to declare his kingship in the action of riding on a donkey. This means, yes, I am king, for that’s what the prophet says it means: „Behold your king.” „But,” he is saying, „I am gentle and lowly. I am not, in my first coming, on a white war-horse with a sword and a rod of iron. I am not coming to slay you. I am coming to save you. This time. Today is the day of salvation.

But is he only coming for the „daughter of Zion,” Israel? Listen to the context in Zechariah 9:9-10 – and Jesus knew the context –

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim And the horse from Jerusalem; And the bow of war will be cut off. And He will speak peace to the nations; And His dominion [his kingship] will be from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.

That’s declaration number one. Jesus very intentionally acts out the fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9 and declares his humble, gentile, saving, Jewish and global kingship. And invites you to receive it.

2. Jesus Declares His Kingship by Cleansing the Temple (Isa. 56:7)

Second, in verses 12-13 Jesus acts out another Old Testament text. It says he „entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.” Don’t think that this meek, gentle, lowly Savior-King was without passion for his Father’s glory!

Then to explain what he is doing he quotes Isaiah 56:7. Verse 13: „And He said to them, ‘It is written, „My house shall be called a house of prayer;” but you are making it a robbers’ den.'” There are two things that make this action and this Old Testament quote so significant. One is that the context in Isaiah is about the coming kingdom of God, and so Jesus is putting himself in the position of the coming king. And the other is that the context is global, not just Jewish. Listen to Isaiah 56:6-8.

Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord. . . 7 Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. . . . For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.” 8 The Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, „Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered.”

So when Jesus chooses a prophetic word to interpret his action in the temple, he chooses one that underlines his coming on a donkey as king and the fact that his kingship is „for all the peoples.” It’s for you this morning. He is jealous to open his Father’s house to you for prayer.

3. Jesus Declares His Kingship by Healing (Isa. 35:4-6)

Third, in verse 14 it says, „And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.” Imagine what an impact this must have had. We are talking about the most public place in the city – the temple. We are talking about blind people, and people who can’t walk – lame, paralyzed people. Not people with headaches and sore throats. This was a public demonstration of something. What?

We’ve already been told at least once. When John the Baptist was in jail he sent and asked Jesus, „Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?” In other words, are you the coming king of Israel, the Messiah? And Jesus sent this word back to John in Matthew 11:4-5, „Go and report to John what you hear and see: the blind receive sight and the lame walk.” In other words, „Yes. I am the coming king.”

Why? Why does the healing of the blind and the lame in the temple after coming into Jerusalem on a donkey mean: I am the coming king? Because in Isaiah 35 the prophet describes the coming kingship of the Messiah like this: ” Take courage, fear not. . . . The recompense of God will come, But He will save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened. And . . . Then the lame will leap like a deer” (35:4-6).

Jesus comes on a donkey, lowly and gentle and patient; he comes cleansing his Father’s house to make it a house of prayer for all the nations; he comes healing the blind and the lame – all to show what his kingship is now in part, and will be fully in the age to come. It is not just a kingship over other kings, but over disease and all nature. We will not just be safe and sick when he comes. We will be safe and whole – absolutely whole. Now is the acceptable time, now is the day of salvation. Trust him. Receive his amnesty. Become his subject.

4. Jesus Declares His Kingship by His Response to Children (Psa. 8)

Finally, Jesus declares his kingship by the way he responds to what the people and the children are doing and saying. In verse 8 the crowds are spreading their cloaks on the road in front of him. This is what they did when kings were crowned in the Old Testament (2 Kings 9:13). In verse 9 the crowds were shouting, „Hosanna [salvation!] to the Son of David [the hoped for king like David]; ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.'” (These are words from Psalm 118:25-26.)

Then in verse 15 the children were shouting the same things: „Hosanna to the Son of David.” In other words, „The king is here, the king is here!” But the chief priests became angry. So they said in verse 16, „Do You hear what these children are saying?” Now I think they could just as easily have said, „Did you hear what those crowds said? Did you see what they were doing when they put their cloaks on the ground?” They can’t believe Jesus is letting all this stand unchallenged.

Jesus answers their question with one simple word. And then an absolutely astonishing quote from Psalm 8. They say, „Do you hear what these children are saying?” And he answers in verse 16b, „Yes.” „Yes, I do. I not only hear it. I planned it. And I receive it. I would gladly receive it from you. And he would gladly receive it from us!”

Then, he ends this section by quoting Psalm 8, „Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise for Yourself’?” What is so astonishing about this is that it refers to God. „O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! 2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength [or: praise] Because of Your adversaries.” Don’t miss this. Jesus receives the praises of little children and then explains it by quoting a psalm where children are praising God.

The King Has Come and Is Coming

So here is the concluding declaration and invitation: Jesus came the first time, and he is coming again, as the king over all kings. King of Israel, king of all the nations, king of nature and the universe. Until he comes again, there is a day of amnesty and forgiveness and patience. He still rides a donkey and not yet a white war-horse with a rod of iron. He is ready to save all who receive him as Savior and Treasure and King. Come to him. Know him. Receive him. Live your life in allegiance to him.

By John Piper. © Desiring God. Website: desiringGod.org

Poarta inspre rasarit prin care Isus a intrat in Ierusalim – The Eastern or Golden Gate through which Jesus walked on Palm Sunday

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Poarta inspre rasarit sau poarta aurita este cea mai veche poarta dintre portile Ierusalimului si se afla dealungul peretelui din est al Muntelui Templului. In Duminica Floriilor, Isus a intrat in Ierusalim pe poarta inspre rasarit. Unii crestini cred ca Poarta inspre rasarit, care ramane sigilata de 12 secole, v-a fi deschisa la intoarcerea lui Hristos.

Ezechiel 44:1-2
M-a dus înapoi la poarta exterioară a Lăcaşului, care dădea înspre răsărit, dar era închisă. 2 Domnul mi-a zis: „Poarta aceasta va rămâne închisă şi nu va mai fi deschisă! Nimeni nu va intra pe ea, căci Domnul, Dumnezeul lui Israel, a intrat pe ea; de aceea va rămâne închisă.

Ezechiel 44:1–3
M-a dus înapoi la poarta exterioară a Lăcaşului, care dădea înspre răsărit, dar era închisă. Domnul mi-a zis: „Poarta aceasta va rămâne închisă şi nu va mai fi deschisă! Nimeni nu va intra pe ea, căci Domnul, Dumnezeul lui Israel, a intrat pe ea; de aceea va rămâne închisă. Numai prinţul va avea voie să stea înăuntrul porţii pentru a mânca pâine înaintea Domnului. El va trebui să intre însă prin porticul porţii şi să iasă tot pe acolo.“

ENGLISH:

The Eastern Gate (or Golden Gate) is the oldest of the city gates and is located along the eastern wall of the Temple Mount. On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into the city through the Eastern Gate. Christians contend the Eastern Gate, which has been sealed for nearly 12 centuries, will reopen upon the return of Christ.

Ezekiel 44:1-2
Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and it was shut. The LORD said to me, „This gate is to remain shut. It must not be opened; no one may enter through it. It is to remain shut because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered through it.” (NIV)

The Golden Gate, as it is called in Christian literature, is the oldest of the current gates in Jerusalem’s Old City Walls. According to Jewish tradition, the Shekhinah (שכינה) (Divine Presence) used to appear through this gate, and will appear again when the Messiah comes (Ezekiel 44:1–3) and a new gate replaces the present one; that is why Jews used to pray for mercy at the former gate at this location. Hence the name Sha’ar HaRachamim (שער הרחמים), the Gate of Mercy. It is also said that Jesus passed through this gate on Palm Sunday. In ancient times, the gate was known as the Beautiful Gate.

Remains of a much older gate dating to the times of the Second Jewish Temple were found. The present one was probably built in the 520s AD, as part of Justinian I’s building program in Jerusalem, on top of the ruins of the earlier gate in the wall. An alternate theory holds that it was built in the later part of the 7th century by Byzantine artisans employed by the Umayyad khalifs.

The gate is located in the middle of the eastern side of the Temple Mount. The portal in this position was believed to have been used for ritual purposes in biblical times.  (wikipedia)

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Evanghelizare Biserica Penticostala BETEL Moisei – Nicu Oros, Ghita Mois si Pavel Hojda , canta Christian Dragomir Februarie 2015

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Paul Wilbur – Ierusalime, ridica-te! Jerusalem Arise (60 minute) 68 de versete biblice

68 de versete biblice despre semnificatia Ierusalimului

68 Bible Verses about Jerusalem, Significance Of Jerusalem

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1 Kings 11:32

(but he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel),

1 Kings 8:44-51„When Your people go out to battle against their enemy, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to the LORD toward the city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name, then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. „When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near; read more.
2 Chronicles 6:34-39„When Your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to You toward this city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name, then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. „When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near, read more.

1 Kings 11:36

‘But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.

1 Kings 14:21

Now Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put His name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess.

2 Chronicles 12:13

So King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess.

2 Kings 23:27

The LORD said, „I will remove Judah also from My sight, as I have removed Israel And I will cast off Jerusalem, this city which I have chosen, and the temple of which I said, ‘My name shall be there.'”

Nehemiah 1:8-9

„Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples; but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’

1 Chronicles 15:1-3Now David built houses for himself in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. Then David said, „No one is to carry the ark of God but the Levites; for the LORD chose them to carry the ark of God and to minister to Him forever.” And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place which he had prepared for it.
2 Samuel 6:1-19Now David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the Name, the very name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned above the cherubim. They placed the ark of God on a new cart that they might bring it from the house of Abinadab which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading the new cart. read more.

2 Chronicles 3:1

Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 6:31-32

Now these are those whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark rested there. They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem; and they served in their office according to their order.

2 Chronicles 20:27-28

Every man of Judah and Jerusalem returned with Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies. They came to Jerusalem with harps, lyres and trumpets to the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:7

Then he put the carved image of the idol which he had made in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, „In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;

2 Chronicles 36:14

Furthermore, all the officials of the priests and the people were very unfaithful following all the abominations of the nations; and they defiled the house of the LORD which He had sanctified in Jerusalem.

Ezra 1:1-3

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying: „Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. ‘Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of the LORD, the God of Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem.

Psalms 68:28-29

Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf. Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You.

Mark 11:11

Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.

Luke 2:41-51

Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it, read more.

Luke 4:9

And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, „If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here;

Acts 22:13-18came to me, and standing near said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very time I looked up at him. „And he said, ‘The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His mouth. ‘For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard. read more.

Deuteronomy 12:1-7

„These are the statutes and the judgments which you shall carefully observe in the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess as long as you live on the earth. „You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. „You shall tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and burn their Asherim with fire, and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods and obliterate their name from that place. read more.

Deuteronomy 12:20-28„When the LORD your God extends your border as He has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, whatever you desire. „If the place which the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter of your herd and flock which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates whatever you desire. „Just as a gazelle or a deer is eaten, so you will eat it; the unclean and the clean alike may eat of it. read more.
1 Kings 14:22-24Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with the sins which they committed. For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree. There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.
1 Kings 22:42-43Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. He walked in all the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing right in the sight of the LORD However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
2 Chronicles 20:31-33Now Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-five years. And his mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. He walked in the way of his father Asa and did not depart from it, doing right in the sight of the LORD. The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.
2 Kings 12:1-3In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. Jehoash did right in the sight of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him. Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

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Facebook or Facebible? (1). Comunicare pe „mute” – Nicolae.Geantă

comunicare pe ‘mute’

Mulţi spun „ne facem adresă de Facebook să socializăm domn’ profesor. Suntem tineri, cu problemele noastre, trebuie să socializăm, să vorbim unii cu alţii”…

Şi uite aşa ne găsim referate, smarthphone-uri, adidas-i, parfumuri… Unii găsesc etnobotanice. Alţii, se căsătoresc. Apoi se despart…

Omul doreşte să comunice. Aşa a fost făcut de Dumnezeu. Să discute, să-şi spună păsul, să încurajeze, să se descarce. Dar, nu în spatele unui desktop sau LCD, ci face-off. Dumnezeu a creat-o pe Eva să socializeze cu Adam. Dar nu prin SMS sau mail-uri. Nu le-a adus Dumnezeu un iPhone sau laptop, nici un TV şi nici atât Facebook. Ci, i-a adus pe cineva asemănător, care să roşească atunci când spune o minciună. Cum să roşească pe Net un tânăr de 1,60 m când se dă de 1,80 m, cu ochi albaştrii şi Ferrari? Sau o fată de 90 de kilorame, pe care Photoshop a făcut-o la 60 kg? Necunoscuta frumoasă.

Nicolae GeantaE adevărat oamenii au nevoie de comunicare. De la o jumate de an comunicăm. Ne place să vorbim , să ascultăm, să fim ascultaţi. Dar, faţă în faţă. Tatăl meu, până să moară, bolnav fiind s-a sculat din pat: „Vreau să merg la bufet!”, „Ce să cauţi acolo, nu poţi merge nici prin casă, dar să mai bei şi ceva”, i-am zis. „Nu, nu vreau să beau, ci să mai vorbesc şi eu cu unul, cu altul”. Vedeţi, e mai multă comunicare în cârciumi ca pe Facebook. Comunicarea asta virtuală fără strângere de mână nu e discuţie. Uitaţi-vă la societatea de azi, suntem din ce în ce mai mulţi, şi tot mai singuri. Tot închişi în case!

„Românul a stat mereu în codru. Şi azi la fel… Apropos, unde e cei mal des codru din România?”, a întrebat un călugăr un reporter ce dorea să-L intervieveze. „Codrii Vlăsiei?”. „Nu, Bucureştii, Clujul, Iaşul, Galaţii”, replică monahul, făcând aluzie la oraşe cu sute de mii de locuitori, dar tot mai singuri.

Pe vremuri bătrânii noştrii ieşeau pe laviţe să discute. Acum, tinerii stau în casă. Le e greu să se deplaseze. O fetiţă din faţa casei mele, o sună pe fiica mea cea mică pentru orice. Ar putea s-o strige!

Facebook e minunata lume a neieşitului din casă. A comunicării de pe scaun. E ca o mătuşă de-a mea care spală rufe stând în pat, sau ca o femeie din sat, care pune brazde de pe scaun. Şi nu e bolnavă! Decât de lene. Uitaţi-vă la tinerii de azi, vor să facă totul de pe scaun. Şi ora de Sport de la liceu.

Elevii vin acasă şi vorbesc cu ceilalţi prin e-mail. N-au vorbit destul la şcoală. Văd în maxi-taxi fete care butonează tot drumul. 1000 de mesaje nu le ajunge în câteva zile. Aceeaşi mătuşă de-a mea a crescut o fată, şi când a ajuns în clasa IX-a la liceu, butona toată noaptea sub plapumă. Acum are un băieţel de 2 ani! Şi tot VIII clase.

Spunea Natanael Costea, că în Australia, a văzut doi adolescenţi, care vizitându-se n-au scos o vorbă! Dar după ce-au schimbatID-urile, pe Net vorbeau mai bine cu degetele.

Generaţia mea, ne duceam toată ziua pe islazuri, vorbeam câte în lună şi stele, şi seara tot mai stăteam ore bune lângă tuciul de orez cu lapte pus la fiert. Şi analizam Luna. Stelele. Cerul întreg.

Ştiţi ce am văzut eu din această socializare pe Facebook? Tinerii noştrii nu mai au cuvinte să vorbească. Le dau elevilor câte 10-12 cuvinte să îmi facă un eseu şi nu reuşesc. Uitaţi-vă la bac’, se dau eseuri: la română, engleză, franceză, istorie, geografie… Scrisori de intenţie, scrisori către prieteni. Nu vă puteţi stăpâni de râs dacă sunteţi profesori corectori. Tinerii, nu au cuvinte.

Comunicarea asta virtuală, a mai făcut o rană: tinerii vorbesc cât mai scurt. De fapt generaţia Facebook, înseamnă „faţă de carte”. Copertă. Cum să cunoşti o carte dacă nu o citeşti? Cum să scri un eseu, dacă dai numai SMS-uri. Tinerii de azi, vor totul SMS, fast-food: vor să li se predea SMS la liceu, să scrie puţin, să citească puţin, să fie ascultaţi SMS. Ce performanţă să faci? Ei scriu puţin, profii predau puţin… Şi să iubească, tot SMS vor. Se căsătoresc SMS, de Valentine’s… Nici măcar de 1 Martie nu-s în stare să scrie o felicitare. Intră imediat pe Net. Şi pocăiţii fac la fel. Dau Google, să facă o declaraţie cuiva. Nu stau să compună, să gândească ei. Ideile sunt furate, nu reprezintă ce simt. Ce comunicare! Mi-e frică deja…

Vorba fratelui Vladimir Pustan: „cine mai aşteaptă azi poştaşul cu scrisoarea ce trebuie musai ţinută sub pernă?”. Că miroase a parfum. E scris îngrijit, coala e albă ca zăpadă…
Faptul că scriu cu k, tz, ts, nush, apls, waw, oops, le-a deteriorat corectitudinea gramaticală. Eu corectez sute de lucrări, şi România e cu r, oraşele sau fluviile cu litere mici, iar denumirile se scriu cum se aud – deşi sunt în engleză sau spaniolă. Nu mă mir dacă vor apare şi emoticone! Sau buzz, sau poke (ciupeşte). Le spun uneori: „v-am scris testele încet, pentru că nu le puteţi citi repede!”.
Un alt lucru degradant, e că tinerii scriu oribil. Caligrafia lor e parcă trasă la maşina de cusut, parcă scriu cu aparatul de sudură!
Am văzut că şi pocăiţii scriu pe Net, d-zeu, despărţit cu d mic, isus cu i mic, fără fraze. Sicer. E blasfemie. Ăsta e rezultatul facebook. Şi comunicarea de acolo.
Iubiţilor, comunicarea pe Facebook e tot singurătate. Ştiţi de ce-s aşa sigur? Pentru că 75 % dintre divorţaţi, de aici vin! Cine nu comunică face-off înainte de nuntă, după aceea…
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http://nicolaegeanta.blogspot.ro/2012/05/facebook-or-facebible-2-comunicare-pe.html
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