THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE IS COMING AT THE CROWING OF THE ROOSTER MARK 13:35 (DENIAL?)
THE ROCK STRIKE "THE IMAGE" AND FILL THE WHOLE EARTH... DANIEL 2:34
Jesus is the Son of God, the Living God "the Rock", the "Most Highest" the real "King of the Kings" (in the kingdom of men) and the "Highest Archpriest". Peter is the "Rock", the Stone", "Petra", Jesu's Church, the Shepherd of the flock of Jesus Church. I think that Jesus with His "true" Church/His Temple (Peter) will strike the image and fill the whole earth. Peter (Jesu's Church, the Greek Church) is perishing. Peter (Jesu's church) denies being a disciple of Christ. Peter (Jesus Church) has only the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. So Jesus must save Peter / His Temple, His Church the Greek has all the "signs" of Peter and of an apostle is Jesu's Sheepfold, which is His Holy Body. Saint Paul said to the Greeks " now you are the body of Christ and members individually" 1 CORINTHIANS 12:27. God the Father from Heaven revealed to Peter (Jesus Church) that He is the Son of the Living God and Peter (Jesu's Church) confessed "You are the Son of the Living God". Jesus "blessed" Peter and told him "blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonah" and "commented" to Peter/the church " you are Peter and on this rock I will build My Church and the gates of Hades powers of "death" (me personally I understand that this is the "tree of death" which is Ecumenism which must be chopped down according the Daniel's prophecy...?) shall not prevail against it, and that to him (to Peter) only will give the "keys" of the kingdom of Heaven and the authority to absolve sins. Who is the Temple of God, the God's Field, the Body of Christ, the Servants of Christ and Stewards of the mysteries of God, the Ministers of God, the Ambassadors for Christ according the Corinthians epistle ?But Jesus said "My house shall be called a house of prayer but you have made it a den of thieves." But today Greece the "Temple of God" is desolate. "They made it a den of thieves" MATTHEW 21:12-13
Then God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them; neither shallyou curse* the people, for they are blessed." NUMBERS 22:12 (*The curse brings sickness, destruction, desolation, and death. (Greece/
Orthodoxy is inside the "starving pit with no water in it", is "dead" (economic/spiritually) and under curse? ) "God was very angry because he went, and the angel of God stationed Himself to divert him from his purpose." NUMBERS 22:22 The angel said to Balaam, ... "Behold, I came out as your adversary*, because your way was not acceptable before Me." NUMBERS 22:32 *(the angel came as an adversary and not as an advocate of Balaam the prophet.) Later on Balaam the prophet said to the King Balak :"But the Lord his God is with him" ... "God brings them out of Egypt." NUMBERS 23:21-22 (Comparing... )
JESUS SAID TO THE GREEKS AT JOHN 12:20-36
"The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheatfalls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me,
let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. "Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? "Father, save Me from this hour? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father glorify Your name. " Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again." Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to Him." Jesus answered and said, "This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. Now is the judgement of this world;now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself." This He said, signifying by what death He would die. The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, "The Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?"
IMPORTANT SYMBOLS:Death of Jesus (Greece is crucified). Production of grain. An Honor for a servant. A Trouble for a Purpose (Greece is in a big trouble today), the Glorification of God (by the Greeks ?). The voice of God/Father from heaven (like in Theophania and in Metamorfosis the Father from Heaven testifies for His beloved Son, Jesus Christ ) testifies for the sake of the Greeks (the God's Call/ the blessed people of God/ the beloved son ). The Judgement (Crisis) of the World. The ruler of the world will be cast out. The Crucifixion of Jesus (grain of wheat/death). Jesus will draw all people to Himself (the Good Shepherd and the Unity of the Spirit /of the church, much grain...?)
The Greeks suffering in prison/in the pit ...
Paul's suffering in prison in Philippi Macedonia Greece ....
Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together
for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof
of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ,not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me. PHILIPPIANS 2:27-30, 2:1-11
2. ORTHODOXY: GREEK SPIRITUAL CRISIS
The Ark of Salvation
Here in this page you can see a summary of a Comparable Interpretation Study of the Greek Debt Crisis around the whole world based on the meaning of the symbols through the symbolical language of Byzantine Iconography, the Orthodox Theology and the Wisdom of God in His Holy Bible. Studying, comparing and interpreting the symbols of political Commentary Cartoons and Images of the Greek Crisis. By accident I was looking the political commentary cartoon of the Greek Crisis as symbols and I discove-red that I was seeing differently. Searching for the deeper causes of the Greek Crisis I found that Greece has many "Signs" and I ended up with this understanding, and interpretation. Two are the major
"Signs of Greece". The one is the "Sign of Jonah". Greece "devoured " Economic and Spiritually from Europe and from Globalism. Greece has an Economic Crisis and devoured by the EU. The EU devoured by Germany (studying the symbols of the cartoons of EU the dominant is always Germany...?) At the same time Greece/Orthodoxy has a Spiritual Crisis and "devoured" by the Ecumenism/Vatican. Also all the others "devoured" by him based the symbols of the cartoons
according to the meaning of the symbols in Holy Bible...?).
The other major "Sign of Greece" is the "Trap of Joseph". Greece is like Joseph the patriarch from the Bible and was thrown into a pit, a debt pit/tomb/abyss/fiery furnace/economic and spiritual hell, a pit with "false prophets"economic and spiritual, a pit with no water in it, a starving and thirsting economic and spiritual pit. A pit with no chance to survive with no chance for salvation economic and spiritual . Water is the symbol life, of the Living God. Nobody can live trapped in a pit with no water in it. The Greeks are today economic and spiritually slaves like Joseph, in Egypt, prisoners
but as we know God send Joseph there. It was God's plan. The brothers sold Joseph for profit, but God send him to save lives ...
God overcame their sinful purpose with His saving purpose. Christ died for our sins, and overcame all injustices for man's salvation.
But God was with Joseph and blessed him to become the highest official in Ancient Egypt the most powerful man in Egypt next to Pharaoh. Joseph is a symbol of Jesus Christ and His Church. Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, was killed and buried in His grave but He rose again, and became the Lord of all. Greece/Orthodoxy also the same today both thrown into a trap and betrayed and "sold" for nothing...
*Greece+Orthodoxy is one body. Parthenon is the God's temple the "sacred stone", the trademark of ancient Greece the chief corner-stone of Western Civilization. The Hagia Sophia Church in Consta-ntinople is the trademark of God's holy Temple, of the holy Wisdom of God which is the trademark, center of the faith of Byzantium, the Orthodoxy the chief cornerstone of Christiandom. Greece according to my study is following Jesus steps... Whatever happening in Greece
/Hellenism, also happening to the Orthodoxy/ Greek Orthodox Christianity which is the head of the body of Christ's Church. Saint Paul said to the Corinthians "You are God's Temple". Also the same happening to the rest body of Orthodoxy which is following like Greece ... Jesus steps according to my study...
You can see on your own thIS analytical study of the symbols in detail ( is my scratch book ). I just was looking the political commentary cartoons and accidentally I discover that for first time I was seeing differently the cartoons and images as symbols through the symbolical language of the Orthodox iconography comparing spiritual things of the wisdom of Scripture (Old and New) with the
economic and spiritual situation of the Greek Crisis around the
world. Studying and researching, following the deeper meaning of the symbols on the cartoons based on the meaning and the inter-pretation, I ended up with this understanding of the Greek Crisis around the world. Is just the way I understand our Crisis. I am not
a theologian, a judge, or a prophet and mainly I am not God to know what God is going to do with Greece, which is a blessed nation from Jesus our God. All is up to His own hands. I have a different visual opening, and I am applying the wisdom of God searching and comparing with spiritual things in order to find the deeper meaning and what our God is going to do, based on His promises and the way He used to act in His Holy Scripture.
I present here my true findings in a direct, honest and equal way as much as I can. I am sharing this private study, in order to be availa
ble for study from the Theologians which is their field. I have to thank the Political Commentary Cartoonists from all over the world for their meaningful and objective cartoons and all the institution and owners of the art object and images that I present here only for the better understanding and for the purposes of this comparable and study. All are used here for a fair use only. I have many grammatical errors and I am sorry for this, but is not my language and my focus is the comparable interpretation study. I didn't want in any way to harm or humiliate anyone, not even myself but I just wanted just to present my findings here, being 100 % honest.
I respect everyone's opinion and religion or political belief but this study based and is made through the sight of a Byzantine artist a Greek icon painter and it is an Orthodox viewer's perspective only. I wanted to be objective and to raise awareness to the whole world for "the Signs of Greece". I never had any involvement or interest with any political party and I don't have any kind of reason to do this. I don't believe in "false prophets" political or spiritual, but I do believe only in our God that can save us from this bottomless pit that is full of "false prophets and ravenous wolves" according my study. I will be very happy if I add something to the glory of God. I was totally lost deep inside the symbolism of the wisdom of God in Holy Bible which is an endless fountain of water!
Studying it was really a very sad experience, discovering the cata-strophe and the death of Greece mainly from the betrayers (inside) and the haters (outside) of Greece. Based on this study this is a Greek Cleansing, the modern Persecution of Hellenism and of Christ's Church" the Orthodoxy and also the Catastrophe of the global Economy and Christianity. The political and mainy the spiritual forces of Europe enforcing the Islamization of EU
decreasing Christianity and adding one more burden in Greece, the refugees, destroying the Greek nation and the Eastern Church. Our population was predominately Greeks and Orthodoxs 95% and how is now ...?And where are the Greeks? They have forced them and scattered them as slaves all over the world! The Europeans
using Greece as their pit. I am exposing this "strange" study here, raising awareness to the world. Greece offered so much to the world! Leave us alone!!
We want a better world with love, peace and ideals for us and for
the children . We love and care for the whole world. The human being, the creation of God, is not your spiritual and economic slave and our souls in this temporary world are more important than "Power, Dictatorship and Wealth".
I have found with this study that all we are poor economic and spiritual and the most rich are the poorest having no love and nothing else. But what is the worse the economic or the spiritual poverty.? The rest conclusions are yours.
*I am not a Theologian. I am not not responsible for the symbols of the others, not even for the meaning of the symbols which is from the Orthodox Holy Bible. But I do I am responsible for the understanding of the Crisis according the symbols in our current situation. Thank you.
We shall not deny you, beloved Orthodoxy
nor shall we lie to you, time honored reverence.
We were born in you, we live in you, and we shall die in you.
And if time shall call us we shall sacrifice a thousand time our lives for you!
Monk Joseph Vrienios
Spiritual Father of Saint Mark of Ephesus +1453
GREEK CRISIS (ECONOMIC & SPIRITUAL) ``THE SPECTACLE`` OF THE WHOLE WORLD!
The Greek "Spectacle", Comedy and Tragedy, the" Bread and Circus" for Caesar...
Τhe Greeks are today the Emperor's, Senate`s and Public's, Spectator's Entertainment. Comparing ...
A Temple In The Lord
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. EPHESIANS 2:19
"Behold, I lay for the foundations of Zion a costly stone, a chosen and precious cornerstone for its foundations, and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.I will also cause a judgment to be for hope, and My Mercy to be for a standard." ISAIAH 28:16-
So the Lord said, "These people draw near to Me and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me, and they worship Me in vain, teaching the commandments and doctrines of men. Therefore behold, I will proceed to remove this people, and I shall remove them. I shall destroy the wisdom of the wise and hide the understanding of the intelligent." Whoe to those who deepen their counsel, but not through the Lord! Woe to those who take counsel in secret and whose works are in darkness! They say," Who see us?" and, "Who knows us or what we do?" Shall you not considered as the clay of the potter? Shall what is molded of clay say to him who mold it, "You did not create me"? Or shall the works say to him who made it, "You did not make me wisely?" ISAIAH 29:13-16
Woe to those who distress you, though no one is causing you distress, and he who deals treacherously with you, though no one is dealing treacherously with you! Those who deal treacherously will be conquered and handed over, and likea moth in a garment they will be defeated.O Lord have mercy on us; for we trust in You. The seed of the disobedient was made for destruction, but our salvation is in a time of affliction. The peoples were dismayed through fear of You, because of Your fearsome voice, and the nations were scattered. ISAIAH 33:1-3
Warning to Rich Oppressors
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you. You riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like a fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. JAMES 5:1-6
Εncouragement to the Oppressed. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door...
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned.
Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. JAMES 5:7-11
Thus says the Lord: ''Of what quality is your mother's certificate of divorce, by which I put her away? Or to which debtor have I sold you? Behold, you are sold for your sins, and for your lawlessness I put away your mother?Why, when I came, was there no man? Why, when I called, was there none to obey? Is My hand unable to deliver? Or have I no strength to deliver? Behold, with My rebuke I dry up the sea, and I turn rivers into deserts;and because there is no water, their fish dry up and die of thirst. I cloth heaven with darkness and make its covering like sackcloth." The Lord gives Me the tongue of the learned, so as to know when to speak a word at a fitting time; and He causes My ear to listening each morning. The Lord's instruction opens My ears, and I am not disobedient, nor do I contradict Him. I gave My back to whips, and My cheeks to blows; and I turned not away My face from the shame of spitting. The Lord became My helper; therefore, I was not disgraced. But I made My face like a solid rockand knew I would not be ashamed. For He who pronounces Me righteous draws near. Who is he who judges Me? Let Him oppose Me at the same time. Who is He who judges Me? Let Him come near Me. Behold the Lord will help Me. Who will harm Me? Behold, all of you will grow old like a garment, and old age will devour you, as a moth does a garment. Who among you fears the Lord? Let him listen to the voice of His Servant. You who walk in darkness and have no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon God. Behold,, all of you kindle a fire and feed a flame. Walk in the light of your fire and your flame you kindled.This happened to you for My sake, and you shall lie down in sorrow. "Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness and seek the Lord. Look to the solid rock which you hewed, and to the hole of the pit which you dug. ... Listen to Me, listen, O My people and kings, give ear to Me, for law shall proceed from Me, and My judgment as the light of the Gentiles. My righteousness draws near quickly, and My salvation will go forth as light, and the Gentiles will hope in My arm ...But My salvation shall be forever, and My righteousness will not fail. Listen to Me, My people who know judgment, in whose heart is My law. Do not fear the reproach of men, nor be overcome by their contempt. For as a garment will be devoured by time, and as a wool will be devoured by a moth, so shall they be devoured. But My righteousness shall be forever, and My salvation from generation to generation. Awake, awake, O Jerusalem, and put on the strength of your arm. Awake as in the beginning of days, as in the generations of old. Are You not He who dried up the sea, the abundant water of the deep, and made the depths of the sea a road of passage for those who were delivered and redeemed? For with the Lord's help, they shall return and come to Zion with gladness and everlasting joy; for exceeding joy. .... You forgot the God who made you, who made heaven and laid the foundations of the earth, but all your days you feared the angry face of him who oppressed you. For He plotted to take you away, but now where is the anger of him who oppressed you? For when you are saved, he will not stand still nor tarry. For I am your God who troubles the sea and causes the waves to roar. The Lord of hosts is My name. .... Awake. awake, rise up, O Jerusalem, who drank the cup of anger from the Lord's hand, for you drank the cup of destruction, the drinking vessel of My anger, and emptied out. ... Thus says the Lord God who judges His people," Behold, I took the cup of destruction, the cup of My anger, from your hand, and it shall no longer be imposed on you to drink from it.I will put it into the hands of those who wronged and humbled you, those who said to your soul, "Bow down as we pass by." So you put your back parallel with the ground to those who passed by."....For thus says the Lord: "You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money." ... The Lord says this:"Because of you, My name is blasphemed continually among the Gentiles. ISAIAH 5O:1-11, 51:1- 15
O Lord,, who has believed our report, and to whom was the arm of the Lord revealed? We proclaimed His presence as a Child, as a Root in a thirsty land. He had no form or glory, and we saw Him; He had no form or beauty. ...ISAIAH 53:1-2
SHALL I TAKE THEN THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST AND MAKE THEM A MEMBERS OF HARLOT?
And God both raised up the Lord and will also raised us up by His power.Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of harlot?Certainly not! 1 CORINTHIANS 6:15
THEY MADE ME AN ABOMINATION AMONG THEMSELVES
THEY LAID ME IN THE LOWEST PIT
I am counted among those who go down into the pit; I am like a helpless man, free among the dead, Like slain men thrown down and sleeping in a grave, Whom You remember no more, But they are removed from Your hand. They laid me in the lowest pit, in dark places and in the shadow of death. Your wrath rested upon me, And You brought all Your billows over me. You removed my acquaintances far from me; They made me an abomination among themselves; I was betrayed, and did not go forth. My eyes weakened from poverty; O Lord, I cry to You the whole day long; I spread out my hands to You. Will You work wonders for the dead? Or will physicians raise them up, and acknowledge You? Shall anyone in the grave describe Your mercy. And Your truth in destruction? Shall Your wonders be known in darkness, And Your righteousness in a forgotten land? But I cry to You O Lord, And in the morning my prayer shall come near to You. PSALM 87 (88):5-19
A DEEP PIT IS AN ADULTEROUS WOMAN
For an adulterous woman isa deep pit* and an adulterous woman is a narrow well. PROVERBS 23:27
*The Greeks are today in a deep pit (economic and spiritually) and they can't get out...
So Joseph said to them (his brothers), Do not be afraid, for I belong to God. But as for you, you meant evil against me;but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day,to save many people alive. GENESIS 50:19-20
And we know thatall things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. ROMANS 9:28-30
"... for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; ..." ROMANS 2:13
THE JUDGMENT: FOR THE WRATH OF THE LORD IS REVEALED AGAINST ...
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. ... Forthe wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because , although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God intoan image made like corruptible man and birds and fourfooted animals and creepings things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonortheir bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.Amen. ROMANS 1:16-25
Balak was angry with Balaam and said, "I summoned you to curse my enemy, and look, you actually blessed him for a third time. Now therefore, flee to your place.I said I would honor you, but in fact the Lord deprived you of glory. NUMBERS 24:10-12
For they loved praise for men more than praise from God. JOHN 12:43
"I do not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God? " JOHN 5:41-44
Comparable Interpretation Study of the symbols of the Greek Crisis (Debt/Spiritual) . Searching, reading History finding and comparing symbols ....
Comparing, finding the similarities in today's world. Greece is Jesus Christ, Peter/Jesus Church and following Jesus (rejected and crucified) and Peter's steps (is perishing, Jesus church
denying Christ, Cursing (Satan! you dont have in your ming the things of men..) and Blessing from Christ ("Blessed are you Simon bar Jonah...you are rock ... I will build my church" ) ... according my study...Jesus saved Peter His church. Jesus commanding Peter /Jesus Church and Peter became from fisherman a fisher of men ..?
BYZANTINE GREEK ICONS
I will remove the false prophets and the unclean spirit from the land. ZECHARIAH 13:2
DESOLATION OF THE TEMPLE!
See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" Luke 13:35
THE MODERN GREEK ODYSSEY: THE SUITORS OF PENELOPE (OF GREECE)
THE ESCAPE OF ODYSSEUS FROM THE CAVE OF POLYPHEMOS/FROM THE DEBT PIT/TOMB OF DEBT CRISIS.
WITH THE SHEEP, THE WINE AND THE WOODEN STICK.
Penelope: Greece (Hellenism) and Jesus Christ (Orthodoxy)
The suitors of economic crisis in Greece: EU countries with the chief, is Germany. /The suitors of the spiritual crisis in Greece: Vatican (chief) with the World Council of Churches.
Polyphemos: The Globalization.
Odysseus in the Cave Polyphemos : Greek Economic Crisis (Economic Debt) and Greek Spiritual Crisis (Spiritual Debt toward our God, we are debtors).
The Escape of Odysseus from the Cave of Polyphemos, from our Hell : the Exodus of Greece from Europe, the Grexit the Exit from our Debt Crisis and the Exodus of Orthodoxy from Hades, from Hell the Ecumenism (WCC). Odysseus succeed to escape from Polyphemos with the sheep, the wine and the wooden stick ...
The sheep: Is a symbol of Jesus Christ the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, the sacrificial lamb, the sheep for the slaughter who takes away the sin of the world.
The wine: Is a symbol of the Lord's supper the blood and the body (bread) of Jesus/Holy communion. The redemptive blood of Christ.
The wooden stick: Is a symbol of the Cross of Jesus which is the sign of the victory of good over evil and of life over death. The wooden stick of the Cross of Christ is the most powerful instrument against Satan.
Greece on fire ... the destruction.
The Triumphal Entry of Jesus
Jesus sent two of His disciples saying, "Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, "Why are you loosing it? thus you shall say to him,"Because the Lord has need of it." So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, "Why are you loosing the colt?'' And they said, "The Lord has need of him." Then they brought him to Jesus, And they threw their own clothes on the went, many spread their clothes on the road. Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!" Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples." But He answered and said to them,"I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out." LUKE 19:34-40
Studying history and comparing with the symbols of Greek Economic and Spirirual Crisis ...
The Tower of Babel, the symbol of Globalization.
The Sacrificial Lamb of Europe.
The beloved sheep of Jesus which is lost.
If you serve their God's it will surely be a stumbling block
for you. Exodus 23: 33
Symbol: Lamb: Greece/Orthodoxy is lost in the belly of EU/WCC.
THE STORM, THE MIGHTY TEMPEST ...
But the Lord raised up a great wind upon the sea, and there came about a mighty tempest, and the ship was in danger of breaking up.And the mariners were cried out, each one to his god. And they cast out the cargo of the ship into the sea, attempting to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship, had gone to sleep, and was snoring. THE STORY OF PROPHET JONAH, JONAH 1: 4-5
GREECE, IS THE SPECTACLE OF THE WORLD BOTH TO ANGELS AND TO MEN!
THE FILTH OF THE WORLD, THE OFFSCOURING OF ALL THINGS UNTIL NOW. 1 CORINTHIANS 4:9-13
For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the
world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You
are distinguished, but we are dishonored! To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten,
and homeless. And we labor, working with our hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted,we endure; being defamed, we
entreat.We have been made asthe filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.
THE SIGNS OF AN APOSTLE
Saint Paul said to the Greeks:
Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance,in signs and wonders and
mighty deeds. 2 CORINTHIANS 12:12
For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the
Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. ...
And I brethren, when I came I came to you , did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. CORINTHIANS 1:22
You can copy and paste to your browser the next title in red to see an interesting video for Greece and Orthodoxy:
Father Georgios Metallinos: Orthodoxy and Hellenism.
Fr. Georgios Metallinos professor of Theology speaks on the relationship among Orthodoxy and Hellenism.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age. He also made a tunic of many colors. But when the brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak civilly to him. Genesis 37:3-4
Then Joseph`s brothers said to one another.``Look the dreamer is coming. Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, `` Some wild beast has devoured him.``We shall see will become of his dreams.`` GENESIS 37:19
Do not interpretations belong to God? GENESIS 40:8
"For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and I also have done nothing for them to put into the dungeon."GENESIS 40:15
Peter/The Rock/"Son of Jonah"
Christ's Church/Greece/The sacred Stone/Christ's Church.
Peter from Fisherman became a Men/Fisher.
The fish/EU has the Caesar's coin/Euro coin inside and with this Jesus/Greece and Peter/Jesus's Church/Greek Church will pay the taxes to Caesar/... for the Temple/
Greeks ("You are the temple of God"/ 1 Corinthians).
WHEN WILL HE RETURN? ... AT THE CROWING OF THE ROOSTER , ..., LEST COMING SUDDENLY, HE FIND YOU SLEEPING ...
HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORDS WILL BY NO MEANS PASS AWAY. WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS HAPPENING, KNOW THAT IT IS NEAR AT THE DOORS!
A MAN LEFT AUTHORITY TO HIS SERVANTS AND TO EACH HIS WORK AND COMMANDED AT THE DOORKEEPER TO WATCH. WATCH AND PRAY!
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and left authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster,or in the morning lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!" MARK 13:28-37
For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lords commends. 2 CORINTHIANS 10:18
WATCH (AHEAD) AND PRAY, SO PREPARE FOR DANGERS AND TEMPTATIONS ...
(SYMBOLISM) CROWING OF THE ROOSTER: This is the sign of the Denial of Peter/Jesu's Temple/Greek /Jesu's Body ("Whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops" Luke 12:3) SERVANTS: are the Corinthians/the Greeks. DOORKEEPER/WATCHER: is a person on duty who is watching, guarding and has the door keys on the entrance of the building/house/temple . Saint Paul said "you are God's building,God's Holy Temple." ( CORINTHIANS) So Jesus commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Peter /Shepherd of Jesus Temple/ Church watch and protects the sheeps/ his people and as the doorkeeper sounds the alarm, warns for dangers ahead. The watchman cares and warned the nation of Israel for dangers ahead, that preparations could be made for God's purposes for the Land and its people. Peter has the keys of the building (the house,temple of God) the keys of Heaven . Mainly the owner (Jesus/ the Good Shepherd has the keys of His house/building/Temple and is "the man going to a far country" which now is "at the doors". The doorkeeper was responsible for opening the gates of the Temple so people to come to the presence, and the riches and glory of the Lord and they have the care of the sacred vessels. Peter is the doorkeeper of Heaven/ "the watcher", the "oversheer" and Shepherd of the Church of God ("Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among whichthe Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this that after my departuresavage wolves will come in among you not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up,speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears. So now, brethren I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritanceamong those who are sanctified." ACTS 20:28-32). Also Jesus said to Peter "Peter feed My sheep" So Jesus will commend Peter (His Church) to feed His sheep. Also the doorkeeper of Paradise is a guardian Angel a Messenger with a knife, a servant of God, a Cherubim which guards the way to the tree of Lifein the garden of Edem and to the throne of God (the Cherubims are revealers of God''s glory). The Angel with the knife is the Michael Angel the Protector and Leader of God's Army against the forces of evil and also the Advocate and Protector of God's blessed people of the nation of Israel and also of Greece. Also a doorkeeper was a girl in the denial of Peter (Christ's Church): "Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter/Christ Church, "You are not also one of this Man's disciples, are you?" He said "I am not." Also an angel with a knife said to Balaam: "Behold I came out as your adversary, because your ways was not acceptable before Me. So when the donkey saw Me, she turned aside from Me this third time. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would have killed you by now, and let her live"...."Go with the men but only speak the word I may speak to you, this you must be careful to speak." NUMBERS 22:32-35 "So God cast out Adam, and made him dwell opposite the garden of the pleasure. He then stationed the cherubim and the fiery sword which turns every way to guard the way to the tree of life." GENESIS 3:24 Also I found this in PSALMS 84:10:" I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." So Peter bar Jonah is the doorkeeper "at the door", the watcher who is watching and guarding the door and is the overseer to shepherd the church of God and has the keys of the temple of God. Jonah also was a watcher was observing what would happen to the city ...
THE GATE FOR THE SHEEP (symbolism): is Jesus and His Church/Temple. (So Jesus tell them again, "Truly, truly I tell you, "I am the gate for the sheep.. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved. All who came before Me were thieves and robbersbut the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate if anyone enters through Me he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture."John 10:9 So the gate of the sheep/the temple/ the gate of Heaven, of Salvation is only Jesus and His Church/Peter and not other "churches". But in Ecumenism/WCC there are many faiths ...?, many spirits, many gates with no connection with Heaven, with no pasture, with no Salvation. "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. ... And what accord has Christ with Belial? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people." Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." "I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty."Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Open your heart to us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have cheated no one. I do not say this to condemn; for I have said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. Great is my boldness of speech on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation." ( 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-18, 7:1-4)
Comparing and according all these symbols "the keys of Heaven" has nobody else, no other "church" except Peter bar Jonah, Jesu's church, the doorkeeper the overseer. Jonah the prophet was a watcher also overseer in the gourd. Peter is the overseer to shepherd the church of God. Extremely important is to be sure who is Peter the church of Christ which has the "Apostolic Call", the "faith of Christ", Jesus as "chief cornerstone" build on the foundation of the prophets and apostles, and all the "signs, wonders and mighty deeds". According the Bible Peter ( Jesu's church) must have: the "spiritual gifts", the "true marks" and the "seal of the apostleship in the Lord", the "power of God", the "one Spirit", the "Spirit of the Lord as a guarantee" in the little flock. "Do not fear, little flock for it is your father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." LUKE 12:32
Peter bar Jonah is the apostle which Jesus "commanded him" to be His church/His temple (only one apostle is Peter /His Church and there is no way to be many Peters, many churches?? only Jesus is the "gate for the sheep's salvation" ). Peter has the keys which leads to heaven , the Salvation. I think personally Peter is like the prodigal son in the parable of Christ who finally returned to his father and his father "honored" him giving him the "ring of restoration of sonship, of authority, of honor." Jesus forgave Peter for his failure, restored him and recommissioned him as an apostle telling him "Feed My sheep". Additional Jesus said to the Greeks, "If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor." JOHN 12:26 "For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservantsfor Jesu's sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." said Saint Paul to 2 CORINTHIANS 4:5
Saint Paul also said to the Greeks on 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 "Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is of the heart. And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much glorious." But Jesus said to the Greeks at John 12:27 "Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? "Father, save Me from this hour ?"
But for this purpose I came to this hour. "Father glorify Your name." Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again."
(Greece/Orthodoxy/ the Greeks is a symbol of Jesus and of Peter/His Temple/God's Church where the spirit of God dwells, according to 1 Corinthians 3:9-16 This is the reason that I think that Greece following Jesu's and apostle Peter steps... For this is the reason that I am doing this parallel and comparing spiritual things.
1. GREECE: GREEK ECONOMIC CRISIS
The patient, the suffering servant of God is dying ...
Greece the spectacle of the whole world both to angels and to men. A donkey tied ... "He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses." MATTHEW 8:14-17
A WATCHER CRIED OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE ...CHOP DOWN THAT TREE!
THE GOOD TREE MAKES GOOD FRUITS THE BAD TREE BAD FRUITS. EVERY TREE THAT DOES NOT BEAR GOOD FRUIT IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE.
I saw in a vision of the night on my bed, and behold, a watcher,a holy one, came down from heaven. He cried with a loud voice and said thus: "Chop down the tree, and cut off its branches. Shake off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the wild animals be driven from beneath it and the birds from its branches. ... PROPHECY OF DANIEL 4:13-14
Symbol:the tree in Bible is the tree of Life in Eden, but Globalism/Ecumenism today is the opposite, is a "tree of death" with many spirits and must be chopped down, cut its branches, shake off its leaves and scatter its fruit. "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good treecannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.Every tree that does not bear goodfruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them."MATTHEW 7:15-20 Saint Paul said to Romans: Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another to Him who has raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. ROMANS 7:4
IMPORTANT: FAIR USE OF IMAGES FOR STUDY PURPOSES OF THE REAL CAUSES OF GREEK CRISIS AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD!
All the images, political commentary cartoons, photos from art objects etc. belong to their respected owners and presented here only for study purposes is "a fair use" for my private Theological Comparable and Interpretation Study of the Greek Economic and Spiritual Crisis around the whole world. I have a different way of seeing things through symbols and the wisdom of the Holy Bible. I am a byzantine artist and as all the artists used to do I am raising awareness to the world for Greece and
for our today's Global Economic and Spiritual Poverty. This is a study for the "The Signs of Greece". Presented here for study purposes especially from Theologians which is their field. It is very interesting that I was looking the political commentary cartoons for Greece and following the symbols and I ended up with this interpretation study...? * I am not a Theologian. I said that is a Theological study because the interpretation of the symbols of the Greek Crisis through the symbolic language of the byzantine icons is based on the meaning of the symbols from the Orthodox Study Bible (the Old and New Testament).
I am sorry for all my grammatical errors. Thank you.
Daniel in the Lion's Den ... THE BOOK OF DANIEL
Plot against Daniel the Servant, Prophet, and Interpreter of the true God.
Daniel is thrown into the den of lions to be devoured only for worshippinghis true God!
"Daniel your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver You."
"My God sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lions so they did not destroy me, because uprightness was found in me before Him, and I did no wrongdoing in His sight." And the king cried out with a loud voice, "Great are You, O Lord God of Daniel, and there is no other besides You."
Then he drew him out of the den, and cast in those who had plotted Daniel's destruction; and they were devoured in a moment before his face.THE BOOK OF DANIEL
Symbols: Daniel: the Greek Prophet/the Greeks the Greek Prophet Jonah the Servant and Messenger of the real God. Greece is thrown into the den of lions (EU/the leaders of the nations ( in the Economic Greek Crisis), WCC/the religious leaders of the nations and faiths (in the Spiritual Greek Crisis) to be devoured (economic and mainly spiritual) only for worshipping his true God (the Orthodoxy/that was build in the foundation of the prophets, apostles and Jesus) but .... "the word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes into righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame " For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.." ROMANS 10:8-13 (The prophet Jonah and Daniel called upon his true God and saved...
Salvation comes from the true God. Let's see what will happen with the Greeks ...)
WORSHIP MY IMAGE ...
Again the devil took Him, up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written "You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve." MATTHEW 4:8-11
WORK A SIGN IN MY MIDST FOR GOOD, AND LET THOSE WHO HATE ME SEE IT AND BE DISGRACED;
O God, lawless men rose up against me, And a gathering of strong men sough my soul; And they did not set You before them.
But You, O Lord, are compassionate and merciful, longsuffering and very merciful and truthful. Look upon me and have mercy; Give Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid.Work a sign in my midst for good,And let those who hate me see it and be disgraced; For You , O Lord, helped me and comfort me.
THE WORLD'S HATRED JOHN 15:18-25
If the word hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, "A servant is not greater than his master." If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake also, because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law," They hated Me without a cause."
Lord, judge those who injure me; Make war on those who make war on me. Take hold of weapon and shield, and rise up to myhelp. Bring forth the sword, and confine those in opposition who pursue me; Say to My soul,"I am your salvation." Let those who seek my soul be dishonored and shamed; Let those who plots evils against me be turned backward and disappointed.Let them be like dust in the wind's face, And let the Angel of the Lord afflict them, Let them way be dark and slippery, And let the Angel of the Lord pursue them.
For without cause they hid the destruction of their trap for me? In vain they reproached my soul. Let a trap they do not know catch them. And the themselves shall fall into the same trap. But my soul shall greatly rejoice in the Lord. My soul shall delight in His salvation. All my bones shall say,"O Lord, who is like You? You who delivera poor man from hands stronger than he, And a poor and needy man from those who plundered him." ...They repaid me evil for good. ....
Like a neighbor, like our brother, so they were well pleasing;
Comparing spiritual things ... with the current situation and signs of Greece...??
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THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE - THE LESSON OF BYZANTIUM
JOSEPH THE GOVERNOR OVER THE LAND ...
Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land. So Joseph's brothers came and bowed before him with their faces to the ground. GENESIS 42:6
THE FAITHFUL AND WISE SERVANT, WILL BECOME THE RULER OVER ALL HIS MASTER HOUSEHOLD ...
But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come,he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.But if that evil servant says in his heart, "My master is delaying his coming," and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. MATTHEW 24:45-51
ACCORDING THE MEANING OF THE SYMBOLS THE GREEKS PAY THE TEMPLE TAX TO CAESAR ...
Then they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His word. When they had come,hey said to Him,"Teacher, we know that You are true,
and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. It is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it. " So they brought it. And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They said to Him,"Caesar's."
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Renter to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at Him.
According my study an Emperor is a monarch usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress, the female equivalent and indicate an emperor's wife (empress consort) , mother (empress dowager) or a woman who rules in her own right (empress regnant). Emperors are generally recognized to be of a higher honour and rank than kings. In Europe the title of Emperor has been used since Middle Ages considered in those times equal or almost equal in dignity to that of Pope, due to the latter's position as visible head of the Church and spiritual leader of the Catholic part of Western Europe ...
Interpretation of the Greek Economic/Debt and Spiritual Crisis based on symbols... Comparing ...
The Emperor/Caesar, the Empress/Caesarin, the Tax Money and the Tax Payers today ...
Rise up, Balak, and hear. Give ear as a witness, son of Zippor.God is not like a man, to be deceived, Nor like a son of man , to be threatened. Would He, having spoken, not act ? Or shall He speak, and not stand by it ? Behold I receive to bless, And I shall bless, and not reverse it. There shall be no trouble in Jacob, Nor shall distress be seen in Israel,For the Lord his God is with him. And the glorious acts of rulers are in him.God brings them out of Egypt ... NUMBERS 23:9
YOU MADE MY TEMPLE A DEN OF THIEVES.
DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE.
THE GREEK TRAGEDY
Westerns /Romans taking spoils from Greece ...
ISRAEL DOES NOT KNOW ME ...
Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth. For the Lord has spoken: "I have begotten and brought up sons, but they rejected Me."
"The ox knows its owner and the donkey it's master's crib; but Israel does not know Me, and the people do not understand Me." ISAIAH 1:2-3
Symbolism: The ox: The chosen people of God the Jews (Israel).
The donkey:The chosen people of God the Greeks (Greece).
THE JEWS FIRST AND ALSO FOR THE GREEK
THE WRATH OF GOD AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN
GOD IS MANIFEST IN THEM. GOD HAS SHOWN IT TO THEM!
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. ..."
"For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside;They have together become unprofitable;"
Comparing spiritual things with spiritual things today and studying the meaning of the symbols, interpreting ....
Interpretation of Symbols:
Lions: powerful leaders/EU leaders.
The king of lions: The king of the EU leaders (the Emperor). Tower of Babel: World Council of Churches/EU.
Daniel: Greece was thrown in the den with the lions to be devoured only for worshipping her true God.
Greece is like Daniel in the lion's den ...
"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."JAMES 2:26 But "If we
died with Him, we also live with Him" 2 TIMOTHY 2:11
The lions are the EU leaders that was thrown into the den/pit in order to devour Greece (the Prophet and messenger of the real God, the servant of God) but the lions was trapped also in the same pit.. and they can't get out ... Greece is under slavery (economic and spiritual bondage) into the pit trapped with the loans sharks and funds ( financial support to Greece and to the Church). She can't get out because of the huge Debt (bondage/Sin). The EU countries /leaders, rulers /lions, are also slaves under bondage (economic and spiritual) from their Emperor (Caesar and Nero)/ King/Chief/ who is the King of the Lions/ King Balak ."Now Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. Then he sent amba-ssadors to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the river in the land of the sons of his people..." Numbers 22:4-5 "Balak yet again sent rulers, more numerous and more honorable than these" Numbers 22:15
But at the end according to the story of Daniel the
prophet and the wisdom of the Bible this must happen :
"He has dug a pit and hollowed it out. And has fallen into the hole which he made" PSALM 7:15.
The nations/ the powerful leaders/ the lions trapped in the same pit with Greece (the blessed people of Israel/
Greece) and they cannot go out. They are under bondage (euro/money /chains/ the funding for their countries and for their Church and they have to bow down to worship the image "euro/idol/unity economic and spiritual/the image which the King Nebuchadnezzar has set up , the rich oppressor/ Roman Emperor/the image of Caesar and the Empress/Caesarin/ the Queen of EU in the Economic and Spiritual European Greek Crisis. All they must "bow down" and worship the "Image/Idol/Mammon (Euro)" of Caesar and the Empress/ in the huge Babel tower/ WCC/ WCEU because if they exit the EU zone ... Global Poverty is coming ... But at the end they will all bow down to the Most High the Ruler of the Universe Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Conqueror (Alexander the Great who conquers the world )which is "the Rock"/Petra/Petros/ Jesu's Church /God's Holy Temple "/ Peter bar Jonah/
Greece the Orthodoxy. The brothers/the lions/the nations all will bow down to their brother Joseph/Jesus Christ/His true Church who became the Ruler of Egypt , the beloved son of Jacob/ to Jesus the beloved Son of God/ to the beloved Lamb of God Jesus Christ and His Church the Orthodoxy/Greece which is the beloved country of God "you are God's field" (CORINTHIANS), the sonship and the lamp of Christ's body (the lamp of the body is the eye ...) which was thrown in the "roaring" sea in the Abyss in the Debt Pit/prison/ Spiritual and Economic Hell/ in the Lion's Den (EU/WCC).
Greece/Orthodoxy is lost in the belly of the Beast/Sea Creature/ Ecumenism and in the belly of EU /the Global Minotavr/Beast. The Orthodoxy the Greek Orthodox Church is according to the Bible the God's Fellow Workers (the Greeks), the God's Field, the God's Building,the Temple of God, the Members of Christ, which according to Saint Paul at 1 Corinthians they have the God's Call, and they are the Temple of God. "You are Christ's and Christ is God. ") The Servants of God. According the interpretation of the symbols Greece/Orthodoxy is the prodigal son who finally will return to His Father , and is the Apostle Peter bar Jonah, Jesu's Church who denied Jesus. Greece is Jonah the Prophet the Messenger and Daniel the Prophet of the real God. Jesus true Church it looks that will become like Joseph in Egypt the Ruler over His Master household....? Christ is the Rock and Peter is the Rock, His Church.. The Stone which the builders rejected will become the Chief Cornerstone!
"A stone was cut out of a mountain without hands, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and ground then to powder. Then at once the clay, the iron, the copper, the silver, and the gold were like dust from the summer threshing floor, and a great force of wind blew them away; and their place was not to be found.Then the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled all the earth." Nebuchadnezzar Dream DANIEL 2: 34-35 " For it is written, As I live, said the Lord "Every knee shall bow to Me and every tongue shall confess to God." ROMANS 14:11 (I am not a theologian. This is the interpretation based on the meaning of the symbols
according the bible and is not from my mind.)
SAINT PAUL SAID TO THE GREEKS (2 CORINTHIANS 10:17, 11:1-5)
WE HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY MANIFESTED AMONG YOU IN ALL THINGS
Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's. For even if I should boast somewhat more about our authority, which the Lord gave us for edification and not for your destruction,I shall not be ashamed lest I seem to terrify you by letters. "For his letters," the say, "are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. "Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letter when we are absent, such we will also be in deed when we are present. For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us a sphere which especially include you.For we are not over-extending ourselves (as though our authority did not extend to you), forit was to you that we came with the gospel of Christ; not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in other men's labors,but having hope, that as your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere, to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another
man's sphere of accomplishment. But "he who glories, let him glory in the Lord." For nothe who commends himself is approved,but whom the Lord commends.
Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly and indeed you do bear with me. For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Forif he* who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted you may well put up with it! For I consider that I am not all inferior to the most eminent apostles. Even though I am not untrained in speech, yet I am not in knowledge.
But we have been thoroughly manifestedamong youin all things.
*( Today "the one"who the Saint Paul mentioned to Corinthians that he will come, already
came and the Greeks well put up with it... Saint Paul words to the Greeks fulfilled.)
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: "Awake you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light." See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:11-16
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; in the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught. PSALM 9:15
He who digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. PROVERBS 26:27
WELL DONE WELL DONE!THE LORD BE MAGNIFIED. I AM POOR AND NEEDY. YOU ARE MY HELPER. MAY THE LORD GIVE ME LIFE. LORD HELP THE PATIENT ON HIS BED OF PAIN ...
But You, O Lord are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth. Turn to me, and be gracious to me; O grant your strength to Your servant, and save the son of Your hand made. Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me, may see it and be ashamed,because You O Lord, have helped me, and conforded me. PSALM 86:15-17
O Lord, surely I am Your servant, the son of Your hand maid,You have loosed my bonds. PSALM 116:16
May those who say to me, "Well done! Well done!" Receive their shame immediately. May all who seek the Lord, Rejoice exceedingly, and be glad in You; And may those who love Your salvation say continually, "The Lord be magnified." But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take care of me. You are my helper and ny protector; O my God, do not delay. PSALM 39(40) :16-18
Blessed is he who understands the poor and needy; The Lord will delivered him in an evil day. May the Lord keep him, and give him life, And make him blessed on the earth, And not delivered him into the hands of his enemies. May the Lord help him on his bed of pain; You turned his bed from sickness to wholeness. O Lord, I said, "Have mercy on me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You." My enemies speak evil things against me,"When will he die, and his name perish?" PSALM 40 (41) 1-6
DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE
THE JEWS TRAGEDY
Detail from the Arch of Titus depicting Romans taking spoils from Jerusalem.
Jesus said to Pharisees:
"Very truly I tell you, whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber." JOHN 10:11
The Jews was paying taxes for the temple to Caesar...
So the Greeks today paying the tax for the temple to Caesar also ... "Don't you know that you are God's temple and that the spirit of God dwells in you?" 1CORINTHIANS 3:16
GREECE/ORTHODOXY IS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE
OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION AND OF THE CHRISTIANDOM!
THE MINOTAUR OF GLOBALIZATION
POLEPHEMOS, THE GREEK CRISIS
A BEAST RISING FROM THE SEA
GREECE/ORTHODOXY IN THE DARKNESS OF THE CAVE/ LABYRITHM OF ECONOMIC & SPIRITUAL HELL!
Like sheep, they are put in Hades; death will shepherd them; And the upright shall gain dominion over them in the morning; And their help shall be made old in Hades away from their glory. Yet God will redeem my soul. From the hand of Hades when He shall receive me. PSALM 48:15-16
For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd.Peter 2:25
Do not be afraid little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities; The chasteningfor our well being fell upon Him, and By His scourging we are healed.All of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth;Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth. By oppression and judgment He was taken away;And as for his generation, who considered that
He was cut off out of the land of the living forthe transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due? ISAIAH 53: 6
I will strike the shepherdand the sheep of the flock will be scattered. MATTHEW 26:31
Repay our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom Their reproach by which they reviled You, O Lord. For we are Your people and the sheep of Your pasture; We shall give thanks to You freely and openly forever; From generation to generation we will proclaim Your praise. PSALM 78(79): 12-13