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
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: Prophet, what can we do to those which they brought us in this trouble?
The Greek Prophet: Give them a punch
in their face! ....But be careful because the broken mirror cuts like razor.
The Greeks while they falling : Don`t start again the catastrophology!
COMPARING THE SYMBOL OF Α DONKEY Α COLT A FOAL OF A DONKEY IN GREEK CRISIS AND IN BIBLE NUMBERS 22-25:
1.The ox and the donkey in the Birth of Christ. (The symbol of ox is the Jews (Israel) and the donkey is the Greeks (Greece)).
2.The Triumphal Entry of Jesus upon in a donkey, a colt a foal of a donkey.
1.The story of the Prophet Balaam's speaking Donkeywho does not want to go forward and protecting the prophet who sits in his back while the prophet strikes 3 times his donkey. Balak is the King of Moab with his Ambassadors and Honorable and numerous Rulers/Leaders, and a Curse for the blessed people of Israel (and for Greece). The wrath of the Lord is against the prophet Balaam. An Angel with the knife (messenger, a guard) came to oppose the prophet because his ways was perverse before God. Because God has a bless for the people of Israel & for Greece* too and not reverse it. NUMBERS 22-25
Balak the son of Zippor was King of the Moabites at that time. Then he sent ambassadors to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which isnear the river in the land of the sons of his people to call him, saying,"Look, a people came from Egypt. See, they cover the face of the earth and are settling next me.Therefore, come at once, and curse this people for me, for they are stronger than we. If we would be able to strike some of them,then I could drive them out of the land, for I know he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
Then God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them; neither shall you curse the people, for they are blessed." So Balaam rose in the morning and said to the rulers of Balak, "Return to your lord, for God is not allowing me to go with you." Therefore, the rulers of Moab rose and went to Balak and said, "Balaam is unwilling to come with us." Balak yet again sent rulers, more numerous and more honorable than these. When they came to Balaam, they said to him, "Thus says Balak, "I beg of you not to hesitate in coming to me; for I will certainly honor you greatly, and I will do whatever you say. Therefore come and curse this people for me." Then Balaam answered and said to the rulers of Balak, "Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the Lord God, to make it little or great in my mind. Now therefore, stay here tonight, so I may know what more the Lord will say to me." .....
Then God was very angry because he went, and the angel of God stationed himself to divert him from his purpose. Now he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. When the donkey saw the angel of God standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey with his stuff to turn her back onto the road. Then the Angel of God stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side. Now when the donkey saw the Angel of God, she pushed herself against the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot; so he struck her again. Then the Angel of God went and stood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. So when the donkey saw the Angel of God, she lay down under Balaam; and Balaam became angry, and struck the donkey with his staff. Then God opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam ,"What have I done to you, that you struck me this third time?" Balaam then said to the donkey,"Because you abused me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you!" So the donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not you donkey, on which you rode from your youth to this day very day? Did I ever show such utter disregard for you? He replied, "No."
Then God opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed down and worshipped. ....
BALAAM'S PROPHECY TO THE KING BALAK NUMBERS 23: 18-26
"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 NOT REVERSE IT. BEHOLD, 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, LIKE THE GLORY OF THE UNICORN FOR HIM. FOR THERE IS NO PORTENT IN JACOB, NOR ANY DIVINATION IN ISRAEL. IN DUE TIME IT WILL BE TOLD TO JACOB AND ISRAEL WHAT GOD WILL ACCOMPLISH. BEHOLD A PEOPLE LIKE A LION'S CUB WILL RISE UP AND WILL EXULT LIKE A LION. IT SHALL NOT LIE DOWN UNTIL IT EATS THE PREY AND DRINKS THE BLOOD OF THE SLAIN."
Then Balak said to Balaam. "Neither curse him with curses for me, nor actually bless him." So Balaam answered and said to Balak. "Did I not tell you, saying "The word God may speak, that shall I do?"
*(The glorification of Jesus as the Son of God is the great bless of Jesus Christ for the Greeks and is at John 12: 20-50)
1. JONAH THE RELUCTANT PROPHET ...
The Prophet and Messenger of the real God!
The Greeks are like Jonah the Prophet from the
Bible and running from Grace ...
(Greece has the "Sign of Jonah".
Symbolism: Prophet Jonah is a symbol of Christ and of
the "Resurrection of the Dead."
Symbol of pit: debt pit, starving pit. Poverty pit (economic and spiritual hell) with no water in it, with no economic and spiritual salvation, a pit of corruption and destruction. A trap pit. A hole on the ground. A prison, a hell den.
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;"
What they want in our land the strangers?
We don't hate anybody. Leave us to love the world , to love you.
We don't have other enemybut only the one who does not respect the Man . Gianis Ritsos (Wise Thoughts)
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
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...
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.
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?" 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16
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 besaved.." 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 ...)
GREECE/ORTHODOXY IS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE
OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION AND OF THE CHRISTIANDOM!
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
Their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst. ISAIAH 50:2
Greece: is a small fish among the others. But the pit of EU was without water and so the fish stinks and is dead.
Water: Jesus is the Living Water the Son of the Living God. Without water there is no spiritual salvation.
SAINT PAUL SAID TO THE GREEKS (2 CORINTHIANS 10:17, 11:1-5)
THE EDIFICATION OF THE EASTERN GREEK CHURCH,THE TRUE CHURCH OF CHRIST!
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 andnot 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.
For if 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 and preach a new Christ ( is the a false "faith of Christ" with pantheism which is today the Ecumenism), it is obvious from all that already came in the name of Unity 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
You are the Light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. MATTHEW 5:14-16
Greece, the Orthodoxy is Peter the "Rock" the chief Apostle, is Jesus church who denied Christ and is perishing ...!
"Now you are the body of Christ." 1 CORINTHIANS 12:27
Greece is the successor of the Apostle Peter the "Rock", the body of Christ/His Church and like Peter denied being a disciple of Christ and is perishing!
NEBUCHADNEZZAR DREAMS AND DANIEL'S INTERPRETATIONS.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S HUMILIATION THE BOOK OF DANIEL 4
Chop down that tree and destroy it, but leave its stump and roots in the ground, and he shall spend the night outdoors in the tender grass, wet with the dew of heaven, and bound with an iron and copper chain, and his portion shall be with the wild animals, until seven years bring a change upon him. This is its interpretation, O king, and this is the degree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king: "They shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the wild animals. They shall make you eat grass like an ox, and you will spend the night there, wet with the dew of heaven. Seven years will bring this change upon you, until you know that the Most High rules over the kingdom of men,and will give it to whomever He will. Inasmuch as they said, "Leave the stump and the roots of the tree, " your kingdom will remain for you, after you come to know the heavenly autho-rity. Therefore, O king, let my counsel be pleasing to you, to atone for your sins with alms and your wrongdoings with compassion on the poor. Perhaps God will be longsuffering regarding your trespasses. DANIEL 4:23-26
LORD IS THE MOST HIGH AND WILL GIVE HIS KINGDOM TO WHOMEVER HE WILL AND SET OVER IT OBJECTS OF CONTEMPT AMONG MEN.
This saying is by the decree of the watchers, and this decision by the word of the holy ones, so the living might know that the Lord is the Most High over the kingdom of men, and will give it to whomever He will,and set over it even objects of contempt among men. DANIEL 4:17-17
But he who glories, let him glory in the Lord, For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends. 2 CORINTHIANS 10:17-18
* (The Most High God reigns over the affairs of rulers and nations, for the tree to be cut down is the king. The persecutors the enemies of God historically have stopped at nothing to try to overthrow His kingdom and His servants.)
A JUDGEMENT ...
The King Belshazzar said to Daniel, then I heard about you ,that you are able to interpret matters requiring a judgment. Now therefore, if you can read the writing andmake known its interpretation to me you will be clothed in purple, and wear a gold chain around your neck. You shall also be the third ruler in my kingdom.`` ... DANIEL 5:16
JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD OF GREECE.
GREECE IS JESU''S LAMB, THE GOOD SHEPHERD'S LITTLE FLOCK WHICH IS LOST!
IS IN THE BELLY OF THE WOLF ...
WATCH OUR FOR FALSE PROPHETS, RAVENOUS WOLVES! MATTHEW 7:15
Explaining the symbols and comparing spiritual things ...
And by the blood of your covenant, you freed your prisoners from the pit having no water. ZECHARIAH 9:11
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 TEMPTATION OF CHRIST BY THE DEVIL, THE RULER OF ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ...
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 saidto 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 theson 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...??
Greece on fire ... the destruction.
Peter is Jesu's church.
2. JOSEPH THE PATRIARCH
From Slave to deputy Pharaoh!
The Greeks are like Joseph from the Bible thrown into the Euro/Debt/ Pit, in the Prison/ Abyss/ in Hell by his jealous brother, but God was with Joseph! (Greece has the symbol of Joseph (Christ) today. Saint Paul said to the Greeks (1 CORINTHIANS 3:9-11): "For we are God`s fellow workers; you are God`s field, you are God`s building.... According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
Symbolism: Greece/Greeks is Jesus Christ, the God's fellow workers, the God's field, the God's building. The God's foundation is in Greece and this is Jesus Christ. I think that the "Stone" which is Jesus Christ / Joseph/ Greece/ Greek Orthodox Church which the builders rejected will become the Chief Cornerstone!
IF ONE MEMBER SUFFERS ... IF ONE MEMBER IS HONORED REJOICE WITH IT!
ButGod composed the body, having given greater honor to the part which lacks it,that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one membersuffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one memberis honored,all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 1 CORINTHIANS 12:24-27
A FRAGRANT AROMA
As a fragrant aroma I will accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered. And I will manifest My holiness among you in the sight of the nations.Then you will know that I am the Lord ... EZEKIEL 20:44
FOR WE ARE TO GOD THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. Αnd who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ. 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14-17
Then God said to Balaam,"You shall not go with them; neither shall you curse the people, for they are blessed" NUMBERS 22:12
Then the Angel of God said to Balaam," Go with the men, but only the word that I may speak to you, this you must be careful to speak." NUMBERS 22:35
Then Jesus said to them, " All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:
"I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered. " But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee."
Jesus/Temple of God
Jews & Temple
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Greece's Temple (Acropolis/Aya Sophia)
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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