BYZANTINE GREEK ICONS
I will remove the false prophets and the unclean spirit from the land. ZECHARIAH 13:2
THE DESOLATION OF THE TEMPLE (OF GREECE & ORTHODOXY)!
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 their chief Germany. The suitors of the spiritual crisis in Greece: Vatican is the chief of the Catholics of EU countries and of the World Council of Churches.
Polyphemos: The Globalization (political huge monster) and the Ecumenism (spiritual huge monster )
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.
DANIEL`S INTERPRETATION OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DREAM:THE TREE IS THE KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR ..
The large and strong tree you saw,whose top reached to heaven and its extent to all the earth, and its leaves were flourishing and its fruits abundant, and in it there was food for all, and the wild animals lived beneath it, and the beards of heaven dwell in its branchesthis is you, o king for you have become great and strong; and your greatness has extended and reached to heaven, and your dominion to the ends of the earth. DANIEL 4:20-22
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. ROMANS 13:8-10
Jonah /Peter/Greece/Orthodoxy is perishing. The Salvation...
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 Globalism (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
Rome's Senate: the EU Senate:
The gaunt and ugly cows ate up the first seven, the fat cows. GENESIS 41: 20
Fat Cow : EU the rich, the wealth .
Poor and Ugly Cows: the Greeks, & the poverty.
"RENTER THEREFORE TO CAESAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CAESAR'S, AND TO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GOD'S." MATTHEW 22:21
Paying the imperial tax to Caesar ...
"WHAT DO YOU THINK SIMON FROM WHOM DOTHE KINGS OF THE EARTH TAKE CUSTOMS OR TAXES, FROM THEIR SONS OR FROM THE STRANGERS?" PETER SAID TO HIM "FROM STRANGERS." JESUS SAID TO HIM, " THEN THE SONS ARE FREE NEVERTHELESS, LEST WE OFFEND THEM, GO TO THE SEA, CAST IN A HOOK, AND TAKE THE FISH THAT COMES UP FIRST. AND WHEN YOU HAVE OPENED ITS MOUTH, YOU WILL FIND A PIECE OF MONEY; TAKE THAT AND GIVE IT TO THEM FOR ME AND YOU." MATTHEW 17:24-27
WHO IS PAYING THE TAX TODAY FOR THE TEMPLE? WHO IS THE TEMPLE OF GOD? WHO IS PETER ``THE ROCK`` CHRIST`S CHURCH?
WHO IS THE FISH AND WHO IS INSIDE IN THE MOUTH OF THE FISH AND PAYING THE TAX FOR THE TEMPLE WITH THE COIN?
ACCORDING THE SYMBOLS ... COMPARING AND STUDYING ....
Comparing the symbols of Greek Crisis with the symbols from Bible: a coin in the fish's mouth, the fish, Jesus, Peter, the Temple, the tax and the tax payers, Caesar and the kings of the Earth.
Our souls are worth more to the Lord than the coins (taxes) are to the Romans.
My findings are true and based on comparing and interpreting the meaning of the symbols from the Holy Bible:
The Sea Creature in Greece's Debt Crisis is the European Union/Globalism/the Babel tower (economic).
The Sea Creature in Greece's Spiritual Crisis is the Ecumenism/
Globalism/Babel tower (spiritual). Greece is like Jonah inside the Sea Creature's belly. Greece is like Joseph the patriarch that was thrown by his jealous brothers in a Pit with no water in it, and sold in slavery, economic and spiritual bondage. All the Greeks forced and kicked out of their own country. The country sold and was bought from the brothers mainly from Germany the queen, European chief.
Pit: Trap/snare pit, debt pit, abyss, belly of the sea creature of the monster/beast, starving pit of "death " with no water in it full of spiritual darkness with " false prophets" political and spiritual leaders, hades, fiery furnace/ hell, tomb,cave, the belly of sea creature which is full of darkness, political, social, economic and mainly spiritual Hell. Greece/Daniel in the lions/nations den/tomb!!
He shall bruise your head, and you shall be on guard for His heel. GENESIS 3:15
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.
Jonah in the pit, in the prison, in darkness ...
GREECE, CHOSEN BY GOD!
SUPPORT & VISIT THE COUNTRY OF THE LIGHT!
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. ROMANS 1:16
For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." ROMANS 10:13
"I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation." ROMANS 10:19-21
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. ROMANS 11:29 For God has commited them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all. ROMANS 11:32
" I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. WHOEVER FOLLOWS ME WILL NEVER WALKS IN THE DARKNESS BUT WILL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE." JOHN 8:12
"ECCE HOMO", "WIE MAN WIRD, WAS MAN IST ", "BEHOLD THE MAN" , "IΔΕ Ο ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΣ".
THE WORD OF GOD IS NOT CHAINED!
IF WE DENY HIM, HE ALSO DENY US!
IF ANYONE COMPETES IN ATHLETICS, HE IS NOT CROWNED UNLESS HE COMPETES ACCORDING TO THE RULES.
DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, FULFILL YOUR MINISTRY.
BE READY IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON.
THE MESSAGE TO THE GENTILES.
2 TIMOTHY 2:9
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entagles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains;but the word of God is not chained.Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
This is a faithful saying:
For if we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
If we endure, we shall also reign with Him.
If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
If we are faithless. He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
2 TIMOTHY 4:1-5
I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the world! Be ready in season and out of season.Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
2 TIMOTHY 4:16-18
At my first defence no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion, And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
TEXT FROM THE SECOND BOOK OF TIMOTHY FROM THE ORTHODOX STUDY BIBLE
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 ...
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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).
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
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!
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...
"What does this parable mean?"
And Jesus said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that "Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not
understand." Luke 8:9-10
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 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
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!
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
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The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught. The Lord has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Let sinners be turned back into Hades, and all the nations who forget God. For the poor man shall not be forgotten in the end; The patience of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, o Lord, and do not let man prevail; Set a lawgiver over them, O Lord, and let the nations know that they are men. PSALM 9:16-21
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made. PSALM 7:15
Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; into that very destruction let him fail. PSALM 35:8
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them. But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.PROVERBS 11:6
For a harlot is a deep pit and an adulterous woman is a narrow well. PROVERBS 23:27 (symbol of deep pit : harlot)
Do you not know that you are members of Christ? Shall I take the members of Christ and unite them with a harlot? Never! 1 CORINTHIANS 6:14-15
Terror, pit and snare are coming upon you, o inhabitant of Moab,"declares the Lord ". The one who flees from the terror will fall into the pit,And the one who climbs up out of the pit will be caught in the snare. For I shall bring upon her , even upon Moab, the year of their punishment." declares the Lord. JEREMIAH 48:43-44
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this:
"YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." BUT IF YOU BITE AND DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER, BEWARE LEST YOU BE CONSUMED BY ONE ANOTHER! GALATIANS 5:14-15
Interestingly according this study Greece devoured by the EU/WCC. The EU devoured by Germany which is the champion the Queen. But Greece, EU, WCC (the den/pit/abyss of the leaders/rulers/lions of the faiths of the nations), Germany, and all totally devoured by the Emperor /King Balak /King Nebuchadnezzar/the large and strong tree/the golden head/ the dictator who wants and forces all to worship and bow down to his image and to EURO (the modern golden calf, the idol, mammon) because he thinks is God and the Good Shepherd.
"In his eighteenth year,King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden image. Its height was ... in the province of Babylon. Then the king sent to gather together the high officials, the commanders, the governors, the rulers, and all those in authority, along with all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image King Nebuchadnezzar set up.
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 ..?
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)
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
Greeks & Temple
Greece's Temple (Acropolis/Aya Sophia)
BOTH WILL FALL INTO A PIT ...
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
TO THE CHURCH OF GOD AT CORINTH
THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS GIVEN TO YOU BY JESUS CHRIST.
THE TESTIMONY OF CHRIST WAS CONFIRMED IN YOU.
THE REVELATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WHO WILL ALSO CONFIRM YOU THE END.
BY GOD YOU WERE CALLED INTO THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always concerning you
forthe grace of God which was given to youby Jesus Christ,that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 CORINTHIANS 1:2-9
THE SERVANTS OF CHRIST AND STEWARDS OF THE MYSTERIES OF GOD
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. ...
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes,who will both bring the light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God. 1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-5
THE SYMBOLS, THE TRADEMARKS OF GREECE AND ORTHODOXY :
The Cross, the temple of God, and the double headed eagle.
The Cross:The powerful symbol of Cross of Jesus against satan and death. "Conquer by this"
Acropolis is the "Temple of God" the "sacred stone, the chief cornerstone of Western civilization".
The symbol of "chief cornerstone" is Jesus Christ and the God's temple is His church)
Hagia Sophia Church of Constantinople, Byzantium is the "chief cornerstone of Christendom".
The double headed eagle:is a symbol of Orthodoxy other than the Cross. The two double heads refers to the two sides of the empire Constantinople, Europe and the near East.
But the symbol of Chief Cornerstone in Bible is Jesus Christ.
The symbol of Temple is God's Temple, Peter bar Jonah, Jesus Church, the chief Apostle Peter. The House of God.
"I am a Servant of the Lord, and I worship the Lord God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land. Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him," What is this that you did?" For the men knew he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he has told them. ... JONAH 1: 8- 13
All my enemies whisper together against me; Against me they devise evilsfor me;They testify a lawless word against me, Since he is asleep, will he rise up again? For even the man of my peace, in whom I hoped, He who ate my bread, dealt deceptively with me;But You, O Lord. have mercy on me, And raise me up; and I will repay them. By this I know You are pleased with me, Because my enemy did not rejoice over me. And because of my innocence, You supported me, And established me before You forever. Blessed is the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. Amen! Amen! PSALM 39(40): 8-14
THE TEMPLE OF GOD WITH GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT, THE BODY OF CHRIST, PETER, PETRA, THE ROCK, THE CHURCH OF CHRIST AND CHRIST'S LOST SHEEP TODAY.
WHEN YOU ARE INVITED BY SOMEONE TO A WEDDING FEAST ... SITTING IN THE BEST PLACE AND SITTING IN THE LOWEST PLACE...
So He (Jesus) told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: "When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, "Give place to this man," and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, "Friend, go up higher."Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." LUKE 14: 7-11
Νow there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors." But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. For who is greater, he who sits at the table or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves. "But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials. And I bestow upon you a kingdom a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail;and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren." LUKE 22:24-34
(*The Greeks (our nation and our church) are "the God's call" invited by God and today are servants to the "spiritual leader and political leader of the West " the dominant country of EU and the rest nations and sitting to the lowest place and because of our unbelief and our denial of Christ, we are in the bottomless pit , in hades, in economic and spiritual hell (our judgement) for this reason we are in a big trouble and the wrath of God "scattered us all over the nations" like the Jews! Meantime "the kings of the Gentiles" (EU ) sitting in the best place and "exercise lordship over them" over the Greeks. The spiritual leader of the West like a king, "commended himself" to be the chief apostle Peter/Jesu's church, the "Rock" and also "exalted himself" and sitting to the place of Good Shepherd Jesus, the Son of the Living God and forcing for Unity. But Jesus predicted that with shame will end up to take the lowest place. (Half prophecy fulfilled...?) "So the last will be first and the first will be last." MATTHEW 20:16
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are intelligent in their own eyes and expert in their own sight! Wow to your strong ones who drink wine and the mighty ones who mix intoxicating drink, who justify the ungodly for a bribe and take away justice from the righteous man! Therefore in the manner that stubble shall be burned by coals of fire and consumed by a violent flame, their root shall be like chaff and their flower shall go up like dust, for they did not will to do the law of the Lord of hosts, but despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Thus the wrath of the Lord of hosts is furious against His people. He laid His hands on them and struck them. ISAIAH 6:20-25
WHO IS THE LEAST ACCORDING THE BIBLE ? WHOEVER BREAKING THE COMMANDMENTS SHOULD BE CALLED LEAST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ...
Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so,shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. MATTHEW 5:18-20
And the Angel of God said to Balaam also, "Go with the men butonly the word I may speak to you, this you must be careful to speak. NUMBERS 22:35
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
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
SYMBOLS: EU FLAG AND ARCHITECTURE
Comparing and studying symbols. Finding similarities.
Behind the EU . Someone is not entering by the gate but climbs some other way . The Founder ...
The influence, same symbols, same architecture and the
same idea of Unity again...
For I am your God who troubles the sea and caused the waves to roar. The Lord of hosts is My name. ISAIAH 1.
He spoke, anda stormy wind arose, and its waves were lifted up; They mount up to the heavens and descend into deep; their soul consumed with evils;they were troubled; they were shaken like one drunk with wine, and all their wisdom was consumed; then they cried to the Lord in their affliction, and He brought them out of their distresses. He also commanded the storm, and it became a breeze, And its waves were still; Then they were gland, for they were silent, And He guided them to the haven of their desire. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His mercies And His wonders to the sons of men; Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people And praise Him in the seat of the elders. He turned rivers into a desert And streams of water into dry ground, A fruitful land into salt water. Because of the evils of those living there. He turned the d