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THE RELIGION OF GREECE TODAY.

THE TARGET IS TO LOOSE GREECE HER IDENTITY AND HER POWER (JESUS/ THE TRUE GOD).

 "A WILD ANIMAL"(THE WEST)  DEVOURED GREECE (HELLENISM AND ORTHODOXY) ...


The Greek Orthodox Church is clearly recognized  as a state religion because the Orthodox Church played a very important role for the preservation of the Greek Nation. For this reason the Greek nation has an  Ethnoreligious identity (Hellenism with Orthodoxy).

But Europe, the West and through our Politicians transformed Greece from an Orthodox country to a Muslim and a multicultural country breaking, eliminating and destroying the Hellenism and our Orthodox faith. Greece is loosing her Ethnoreligious identity and her power.


If you want to find out please copy and paste to your browser the link:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Greece

THE FIRST AND THE LAST   Matthew 20:1-16


For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said to them, "You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you." So the went. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, "Why have you been standing here idle all day?" They said to him, "Because no one hired us." He said to them,"You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive."

"So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, "Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first." And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. And when they had received it,

they complained against the landowner, saying, These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day."  But he answered one of them and said, "Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good? So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen." 



JESUS BETRAYAL, DEATH AND RESURRECTION    Matthew 20:17-19


Now Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again."

SYMBOLS:

For many are called: first was called the Jews and then the Greeks (Gentiles)

Few are chosen: the Greeks "the last will become the first if they repent and return..."

THE GREEKS, THE SERVANTS OF CHRIST.

THE GOD'S  FELLOW WORKERS ,  AND THE STEWARDS OF THE MYSTERIES OF GOD...

PROPHETIC THE EPISTLES OF SAINT PAUL TO CORINTHIANS ...                       CORINTHIANS 4:7-15, 5:9-21, 6:1-18


But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that  the life of Jesus also may manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus`sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you.

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, " I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, knowing thatHe who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.


Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of  glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary but the things which are not seen are eternal.

For we know that if our earthly house this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, thatmortality may be shallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.​ ...


For the love of Christ compels us. because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. ...

Therefore,if anyone is  in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation ...


Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who new no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.


We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says:

"In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." ​Behold, now is the day of salvation."

We give no offence in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God:

in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holly Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right handand on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report andgood report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live, as chastened, and yet always rejoicing;  as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.


O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open. ...Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.

For what felowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people."  

Therefore  "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean. And I will receive you."

 "I will be your Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty."

                           POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL FALSE PROPHETS, RAVENOUS WOLVES ... POOR GREECE...

                        JESUS WORDS "WOW TO YOU PHARISEES" .... 

LUKE 12:1-11

Wow to you Pharisees!For you love the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

For you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them."

Wow to you also , lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bearand you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.

Do not fear of those who kill the body, and after that they have no more that they can do.But I will show you whom you should fear:Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes I say to you, fear Him!

Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God.But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.


DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE: 

'Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down."MATTHEW 24:2

​Comparing ....


THE DESTRUCTION OF GREECE:  

" YOU (THE GREEKS)  ARE THE TEMPLE (CHURCH) OF GOD & THE SPIRIT OF  GOD DWELLS IN YOU "                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 Corinthians 3:16

The temple of God, in ruins today... Acropolis and Hagia Sophia Church)

THE DESTRUCTION OF HELLENISM AND ORTHODOXY BY THE EUROPEANS/THE WEST/etc...

 LUKE  11:29-36

Spiritual Perception: A Sign, the sign of Jonah.

And while the crowds were thickly gathered together , He began to say, '' This is an evil generation. It seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation.The queen of the South  will rise up in the judgmentwith the men of this generation andcondemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at  the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.


Spiritual Perception: A light to See By

No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket,but on a lampstand, than those who come in may see the light.The lampof the body is the eye.Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when youreyeis bad your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.

JACOB`S BLESSES TO HIS BELOVED SON JOSEPH


Joseph is a grown-up son, A grown-up son that was envied.

Oh my youngest son, return to me.

They devised evil plans against him and reviled him,

And the archers were taking aim at him.

But their bows were broken by force,

And the sinews of the arms of their hands were enfeebled 

on account of thehand of the Mighty One Jacob,

Thence, he who strengthened Israel Is from the God of your father,

And my God has helped you and blessed you.

With a blessing from heaven above And

with a blessing of the earth containing everything.

By reason of the blessing of breasts and the womb,

He made the blessings of your father and mother.

Stronger than the blessings of stable mountains and everlasting hills.

They shall be on the head of Joseph And on the crown of the brothers he led.                                      GENESIS 49:22-26

REJOICE WITH ME!

Then Israel said,"It is a great thing to me that my son Joseph is still alive."and the spirit of Jacob their father revived.    Genesis 45:28

Rejoice I have found my sheep which was lost!  (The Lost Sheep) Luke 15:6

Let us eat and merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found and they began to merry.    (The Prodigal Son) Luke 15:244

Rejoice with me for I have found the piece which I lost!  (The Lost Coin) Luke 15:9


THEOTOKOS IS THE MOTHER OF GOD, OUR MEDIATOR, OUR LADDER TO HEAVEN...

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Hermes as a "the Calf bearer, Moschoforos", 6th century B.C.

marble sculpture found on the sacred stone of Acropolis.

1  PETER 2:4-10

Coming to Him as to a living stone,rejected indeed by men , but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.


"Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will but mo means be put to shame."

Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, 

"The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone."

"A stone of stumbling And a rock of offence."


They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also appointed. 

But you are chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.


1 PETER 2:21-25

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:

"Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth". who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed.For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

(Symbols: The God's Call are the Jews first (but they don't believe in Jesus) and then the Greeks. So the Greeks, the God's call following Jesus steps ...the elect? Greeks: are (Jesus sheep going astray but they will return to the Shepherd to the right way.)


1 PETER 4:12-18

THE JUDGMENT BEGIN FIRST AT THE HOUSE OF GOD...

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be gland with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ blessed are you, for the Spirit of Glory and of God rests upon you.On their part He is blasphemed but on your part He is glorified....

For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it  begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?Now "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?"

(Symbols:House of God:is Greece and the Greeks "you are the temple of God/God's field" 1 Corinthians 3:16 and "Now is the time of the judgment of this world" John 12:31)


1 PETER 5:6-11

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for youBe sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen

JESUS THE GOOD SHEPHERD     

Saint Paul said to the Greeks(1 Corinthians 3:23):

"And you are Christ's,

and Christ is God.s"

THE LIGHT OF GOD

THE LIGHT OF THE DIVINE KNOWLEDGE AND THE LIGHT OF SALVATION .

MOSES, FOR THE JEWS ...

SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE OF THE GENTILES,  FOR THE GREEKS ...

THE PRAYER OF JONAH THE PROPHET TO HIS LORD


​​And from the belly of the sea creature, Jonah prayed to the Lord his God, and said:

I cried out in my affliction to the Lord, my God,

And He heard my voice;

Out of the belly of Hades, You heard the cry of my voice.

You cast me into the depths of the heart of the sea.

And rivers encompassed me;

All your surging waters and Your waves passed over me.

And I said, "I have been driven away from your sight;

Shall I again look with favor toward Your holy temple?

Water is poured over me to my soul;

The lowest depth encircled me;

My head plunged into the clefts of the mountains.

I descended into the earth,

The bars of which are everlasting barriers;

Yet let my life ascend from corruption, O Lord, my God.

When my soul was failing from me, I remembered the Lord.

May my prayer be brought to You, into Your holy temple.

Those who follow vanity and lies forsake their own mercy.

But with a voice of thanksgiving and praise,

I will sacrifice to You. As much as I vowed,

I shall offer up to You, To You, the Lord of Deliverance."


Then the Lord  commanded the sea creature, and it cast up Jonah onto the dry land...

​​​THE HATRED OF THE WORLD :  "They hated Me without a cause."​John 15: 25



​If the world 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, 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." "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father,the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning."


"These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them."And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.     JOHN 15: 18-27, 16:1-4

Symbols:

Greece is: Jesus Christ "the stone" which is laid in Greece by Saint Paul. "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 that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 3: 9-11



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                               THE LESSON OF BYZANTIUM


If you want to find out what are the causes for the destruction of Greece today and what is happening, taking lessons from the past, please copy and paste to your browser the next  link with the very important Russian video. This video shows the Russian perspective by the Archimandrite Tikhon Sherkunov which explains what actually happened to the Byzantium the Eastern Roman Empire.​ 


Here in this link is the very important Russian video which gives light for the explanation and the causes of the Greek Crisis today. Copy and paste to your browser the link or the title of the film video.



                                  ​THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE - THE LESSON OF BYZANTIUM

                          


                                                       https://vizantia.info


The video is freely available in English, Russian, Serbian, Greek and Chinese language ) or you can read the text of the film which is also available.​​

GREECE

Blessing or Cursing? Life or Death? Good or Evil?

If your heart turns away you shall perish! Therefore choose Life.

​Comparing with the Greek Crisis ... Greece is perishing ...


See, I set before you today life and death, good and evil. If you hear the commandments of the Lord your God I command you today, to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His ordinances and judgments, then you shall live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you go to inherit.


But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but go astray and worship different gods and serve them, I announce to you today, you shall surely perish;you shall not prolong your days in the land the Lord your God is giving you, into which you are crossing over the Jordan to inherit.


I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you: I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing.Therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live and love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For this is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell in the land the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them...                                                                                                    DEUTERONOMY 30:15-28  FROM THE ORTHODOX STUDY BIBLE

Here is a space because I deleted by my mistake the text... I have to write the comparable study findings again in other page...

EXODUS 23: 22-33

FOR IF YOU SERVE THEIR GODS IT WILL SURELY BE A STUMBLING BLOCK TO YOU


But if you will indeed obey My voice and do all I command you and keep My covenant,you shall be My special people above all nations, for the whole world is Mine; and you shall be a royal priesthood and a holy nation.You shall speak these words to the children of Israel; andif you shall indeed obey My voice and do all I tell you, I will be an enemy to your adversaries.

You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works, nor serve them, but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down  their sacred pillars. So you shall serve the Lord your God...I will send My fear before you; and I will cause confusion among all the nations to whom you come, and will make all you enemies turn their backs to you. ... You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against them. For if you serve their gods it will surely be a stumbling block to you.

ACTS 13:47

For so the Lord commanded us:

"I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for Salvation to the ends of the earth."

                                  

COMPARING AND STUDYING...


GREECE AND ORTHODOXY IS TODAY THE LOST SHEEP OF JESUS WHICH IS IN THE BELLY OF THE WOLF/LION/FISH AND IN THE PIT...?

THE LOST SHEEP WAS FOUND FINALLY BY THE GOOD SHEPHERD JESUS  OUR SAVIOUR IN HIS PARABLE .

EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED ITSELF IS BROUGHT TO DESOLATION, AND A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST A HOUSE FALLS. IF SATAN ALSO IS DIVIDED AGAINST HIMSELF, HOW WILL HIS KINGDOM STAND?  Luke 11:16-18

THE REPENTANCE OF THE PRODIGAL SON WHICH WAS DEAD AND NOW IS ALIVE, THE LOST COIN IS FOUND...

BEWARE! THE GOOD SHEPHERD IS JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A HIRELINE SHEPHERD. 

HE WHO IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME. AND HE WHO DOES NOT GATHER WITH ME SCATTERS . Luke 11:23

THE GOOD SHEPHERD'S POWER TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR THE SHEEP AND THE POWER TO TAKE IT AGAIN...

THE GOD'S POWER AND MERCY. 

DO NOT FEAR THE LITTLE FLOCK, FOR IT IS YOUR FATHER'S GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM.  Luke 12:32

THE GLORIFICATION OF JESUS THE SON OF GOD THROUGH THE GREEKS / ORTHODOXY, THE GOD'S ELECT...?

JESUS TO THE GREEKS: ``THE TIME HAS COME... FATHER GLORIFY YOUR NAME. ``I HAVE BOTH GLORIFIED AND I WILL GLORIFIED AGAIN.``

AND THE LAST WILL BECOME FIRST? AND THE SERVANT WILL BECOME THE LEADERS?

MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN...?

THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE ??

WHO SHALL BRING A CHARGE AGAINST GOD'S ELECT? IT IS GOD WHO JUSTIFIES.

FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE KILLED ALL DAY LONG; WE ARE ACCOUNTED AS SHEEP FOR THE SLAUGHTER."

"They opened wide their mouth against me " , "We swallowed him up!"

                                                                   PSALM 34 (35)

"Death is swallowed up in victory." "O Death, where is your sting?" O Hades,

where is your victory?" The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  

​                                                                                           1 CORINTHIANS 54-57

 DestructionHell (The destruction of Greece, in the Hell.The Greeks are inside the sea creature's belly .)


                              AND YOU WILL BE HATED BY ALL FOR MY NAME'S SAKE  LUKE 21:17

 ​SYMBOLS:

Donkey/colt/foal of a donkey/beast of burden: The Greeks. A donkey is a symbol of peace and  humility. The King of the Jews coming in a lowly humble manner. Represents the foundation of Messianic teaching. The ox is the Jews.

The famous donkey of Balaam both speaks and carries and protecting the prophet Balaam from the God's messenger - Angel's sword

The King of the Jews comes peacefully as a conqueror upon a donkey/weak animal and not on a strong animal/horse . Colt means son's burden (the son carries the burden/the burden of debt and sin ?). The donkey carries heavy burdens ( Debt/Sin). Jesus choose


"Donkey" we say also when someone is stubborn insisting in his opinion that he has right. Also "you are a donkey" means you  ungrateful person. We also use to say: "We ate all the donkey only the tail remains" that means we finished him only the tail remains , killed him, is done. "We shallow him up!" The truth is that we the Greeks are like a donkey ungrateful to the rich blesses of God to our nation, we have forsook Him. Today also all they have devoured us only the "tail" remains. We are the last the "tail" of EU and in all over the world ...

Troparion


You have ransomed us

from the Curse of the Law

by your precious Blood.

Nailed to the Cross and

pierced with the lance, 

You have poured forth

immortality on human kind.

Glory to You, our Redeemer!

The Resurrection of Joseph. 

​The Triumphal Entry and the Glory of Joseph.

The  Greek Orthodoxy  in ruins in the belly of the Sea creature.

The Orthodoxy of the whole world in ruins in the belly of the Sea creature also.

​The prophetic words of Isaiah fulfilled!

​"All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way;" ISAIAH 53:6

​       MY PEOPLE HAVE BECOME LOST SHEEP; THEIR SHEPHERD HAVE LED THEM ASTRAY...



My people have become lost sheep; Their shepherds have led them astray.They have made them turn aside on the mountains. They have gone along from mountain to hill And have forgotten their resting place. All who came upon them havedevouredthem;And their adversaries have said: " We are not guilty, in as much as they have sinned against the Lord.  Jeremiah 50:6-7



​For they have devoured Jacob;They devoured him and consumed himAnd have laid waste his habitation. Jeremiah 10:25


The Devilwalks about like a Roaring Lion, seeking whom he maydevour...Resist him, steadfast in faith ... 1PETER 5:6-11

​​​​​​​​​​​1 CORINTHIANS 1:3-9

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I than my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, 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.God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.



1 CORINTHIANS 1:18-31

For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age?Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 


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. For you see your calling brethren,that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. ​ButGod has chosen the foolish thingsof the world to put the shame the wise, andGod has chosenthe weakthings which are mighty; and the base things of the world andthe things which are despisedGod has chosen, and the things which are not to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification andredemption that, as it is written,"He who glories, let him glory in the Lord."



                             SYMBOLS ACCORDING TO THE  1st EPISTLE OF SAINT PAUL TO CORINTHIANS (THE GREEKS).

                                

GREECE :Is Jesus Christ the head (and the eye) of the body of the God`s Holy Church. The God`s field, the God`s Holy building, the foundation of God and no other foundation can anyone lay than which is laid. Christ`s Holy Body and Church where the God`s Spirit dwells. The holy temple of God His Church.


THE "FAITHFUL"  GREEKS ARE: The God`s Fellow Workers, the Servants of God, the Stewards of the Mysteries of God, Ambassadors for Christ, Workers together with Christ, Ministers of God, the God`s field,  the holy Temple of God " where the Spirit of God dwells in them, they belong to Christ and to God. The Seal of the Apostleship of Saint Paul.



1 CORINTHIANS 3:9-11, 3:16-17​

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 builderI 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....

Do you know that you are the temple of God and that the spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.


(1 CORINTHIANS 3:18-23)

Let no one deceive himself. if anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness"; and again, ''The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile." Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come- all are yours. And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.


1 CORINTHIANS 10: 31-33

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offence, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit,but the profit of many, that they may be saved.



GREECE, THE BODY AND SPIRIT OF CHRIST


1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-27

For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.  If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, "is it therefore not of the body ? And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body," If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. Andthe eye cannot say to the hand, "I have  no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to beweaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to the part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but the members should have the same care for one another.Andif one

member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the members of

Christ, and members individually.​​


 Did we not walk in the same spirit? Did we not walk in the same steps? Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification.   CORINTHIANS 2:18-19

THE MERCY OF GOD​​​​

And shall I Myself not take pity upon Nineveh, the great city ...?



"Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has falleninto a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?  LUKE 14:5​


What man is there among you who hasone sheep, andif it falls into a pit on the Sabbath,will not lay hold of it and lift it out?Of how much value then is a man than a sheep?  MATTHEW 12:11


And God said to Jonah,"You took pity on the gourd, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came up during the night and perished before the next night. And shall I Myself not take pity upon Nineveh, the great city, in which dwell more than one hundred and twenty thousand people who do not know either their right hand or their left and many livestock?"     JONAH 4:10-11

The Oppression, and Humiliation of the Greeks. The Captivity of the  Greeks while worshiping the Idol of Euro.The degrading charachter of the Idol of Euro, the Idololatry. ​We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.

THE WRATH OF GOD COMES UPON THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE ...


Forthe wrath of Godis 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. ROMANS 1:18-19


For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, as it is written. ROMANS 2:24


Who knows if God shall have a change of heart and turn fromHis fierce anger, that we shouldnot perish?And God had a change of heart about the evil which He said He would do to them, And He did not do it.  JONAH 3:9-10


And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.The devil. who deceived the nations, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone wherethe beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.  REVELATION 20:9-10                                                                                                                                                                                                     

SEPARATE FROM DARKNESS. DO NOT BE PARTAKERS WITH THEM... WALK IN CHRIST IN THE LIGHT...


For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be par takers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the lord. Walk as children of light is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth, finding what is acceptable to the Lord.   EPHESIANS 4 3-10

​Hymn of Praise Holy Friday

As the pelican, You gave life,  O Word,

to Your dead children, wounded in Your side, 

You let life-blood flow, letting fall life -giving drops

of blood on all.


THE CURSING OF DISOBEDIENCE IS THE DESTRUCTION   DEUTERONOMY 28:1-28 (Orthodox Study Bible)


But it shall be, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God to keep and do all His commandments I command you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall be in the country. Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb and the produce of your land, and the herds of your oxen and the flocks of your sheep.

The Lord will send on you poverty, hunger, and consumption in all you set your hand to do, until He destroys youand lays waste quickly, because of your evil habits in which you forsook Me. The Lord will make death cling to you, until He consumes you from the land to which you are going as an inheritance....


May the Lord give you over to slaughter before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them; and you shall be in dispersion among all the kingdoms of the earth. 

Your carcasses shall be food for all the birds of heaven and the beasts of the earth and no one shall frighten them away.... You shall grope at noonday as a blind man gropes in darkness; you shall not prosper in your ways; you shall be only oppressed and plundered all your days, and no one shall help you. Your sons and your daughters shall be given to a different nation, and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all day long; ...


A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and the produce of your labor, and you shall be oppressed and crushed all the days... The Lord will bring you the rulers whom you set over you to a nation neither you nor your fathers knew, and there you shall serve different gods of wood and stone.There you shall become an obscure saying, a proverb, and a tale among all nations where the Lord  will bring you. You shall carry much seed out to the field but gather little in, for the locust shall consume it. You shall plant vineyards and tend them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor enjoy it; ... You shall have olive trees throughout all your borders, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; ... You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity. Blight shall consume all your trees and the produce of your land.


The resident alien among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 

Moreover all these curses shall come upon and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed and wasted, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and ordinances which He commanded you. So they shall be upon you as signs and wonders ... therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He destroys you. The Lord will bring you from afar, from the end  of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, a nation ruthless in appearance which does not respect the elderly, nor is merciful to the young. They shall eat the offspring of your cattle and the produce of your land; so as not to leave you grain, wine, olive oil, or the herds of your oxen, or the flocks of your sheep, until they destroy you and wipe you out in all your cities, until your high and fortified walls in which you trust come down throughout all your land; and He will afflict you in all your cities the Lord your God gave you

...Then the Lord will scatter you among all the nations..... The whole land will be brimstone and burning salt; it will not be sown, nor will it bear, nor will any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and His wrath.They and all the nations will say, "Why has the Lord done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?" Then they will say,"Because they forsook the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which He made with their fathers when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; for they went and served different gods and worshiped them, which they did not know, nor had He allotted to them. Then the Lord was aroused in anger against that land, to bring on it all the curses written in the book of this law; and the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation and cast them into another land, as it is this day.



THE BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE


Now it shall be, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I set before you, and you will reflect in your heart among all the nations where the Lord your God scatters you, and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice from your whole heart and from your whole soul, according to all I command you today, that the Lord will heal your sins, have mercy on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God scatter you. ..from there God will gather you and from there the Lord your God will bring you. Then the Lord will bring you to the land your fathers inherited, and you shall have it as an inheritance. He will prosper and multiply you more than your fathers. The Lord your God will purify your heart and the heart of your seed to love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul, that you may live. 

Also the Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. As for you, you will once again obey the voice of the Lord your God and do His commandments, whatever I command you today. ​The Lord your God will take great care of you in all work of your hands, in the offspring of your womb, in the produce of your land, and in the offspring of your cattle. For the Lord will again rejoice over you for good, as He rejoiced over your fathers, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God to keep and do all His commandments, ordinances, and judgments written in this book of the law, and if you return to the  Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul.

For this commandment I command you today is not too burdensome for you, nor is it far off. It is not in heaven above, that you should say, "Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear and do it? But the world is very near you, in your mouth, in your heart, and in your hands, that you may do it.


See I set before  you today life and death, good and evil. If you hear the commandments of the Lord your God I command you today, to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His ordinances and judgments, then you shall live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you go to inherit, But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but go astray and worship different gods and serve them, I announce to you today, that you shall perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land the Lord your God is giving you, into which you are crossing over the Jordan to inherit.


I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you: I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live and love Lord your God, obey His Voice, And cling to Him. For this is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell in the land of the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."

SAINT PAUL TO CORINTHIANS  1 Corinthians 6:14-20


And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise 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 a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For the two, "He says, "shall become one flesh." But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.  Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sin against his own body.Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not on your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Rise up, Balak, and hear.

Give ear as 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 should 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.

Balaam's 2nd Prophecy  NUMBERS 22;18-22

THE PARABLE OF THE WICKED VINEDRESSERS  MARK 12:6-11

....

Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, "They will respect my son." But those vinedressers said among themselves,"This is the heir. Come let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours."

So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers. and give the vineyard to others. Have you not even read the Scripture:

 "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord's doing,  And it is marvelous in our eyes?"


THE STORY OF JOSEPH   GENESIS 18:20-22, 18: 22-24


Now when the brothers saw Joseph afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. Then they 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 what will become of his dreams." 

Again Ruben said to them, "Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit in the desert; and do not lay a hand of him" that he might deliver him out of their hands, and bring him back to his father. So it came to pass, when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped the tunic of many colors off him. Then they took him and cast himinto a pit which was empty; for there was no water in it. ....

"Come let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, but let not our hands be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh" and his brother listened...

and the brothers sold him for twenty pieces of gold."                                                                                                                                      

Comparable Symbols with deeper meaning:

The vineyard: Jesus Christ, Greece/Orthodoxy- Christ`s Inheritance ``you are God`s field`` 1 Corinthians.

The wicked vinedressers, the brothers of joseph: The Jews the brothers of Jesus, EU brothers, 

They cast him out of the vineyard: The EU  and our politicians cast all the Greeks out of their country... They want our inheritance, our energy resources, our islands, all the "richness of Greece" ... The spiritual leaders of the West they became`` the leader Church, "the first" and they transform the Greeks and all the Orthodoxy to servants... 

​But God was with Joseph ...  

Saint Paul said to Corinthians: "But do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are." 


THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST ...

"Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. Where you called while a slave? ... Likewise he who is called while free is Christ's slave. Do not become slaves of men. Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called. 1 Corinthians 7:20-24

​Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 1 Corinthians 12: 27

"But he who glories, let him glory in the Lord." For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lords commends. 2 Corinthians 10:17

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone: Jesus is the living stone. Prophet Jonah, Joseph, Jesus and Greece /Orthodoxy rejected.


THE FALSE TEACHERS ARE THE WELLS WITHOUT WATER

Empty pit without water: False teachers.

"They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following  Balaam the son of Beor ...These arewells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever." 2 Peter 15-17 

'But the Lord raised up a great wind upon the sea,  and there came abouta mighty tempest,and the ship was in danger of breaking up.....For the sea continued

to be tempestuous, and the waves rose up even higher...." JONAH 1:4 1:11

"Then Joseph's brothers they took Joseph and cast him into a pit, which was empty; for there was no water in it." Genesis 37:24


Well without water: is the well without the living water of the knowledge of God, without the word of God, without the water of Salvation and life.... away from the presence of God like Jonah the prophet the messenger of the real God. Joseph's brothers were blinded by their hatred for him, and cast him into a pit with no water in it. Same happened to the Greeks and the Orthodoxy ... was cast into a pit (EU and WCC) ​in order to die economic and spiritually .

"Come let us now kill him and cast him into some pit" said also the weak vinedressers for the son.

Water: Jesus is the Living water. You can't live with no water and you die. Jesus said: "you will die with your sins".

THE GREEKS

THE SALT OF THE EARTH LOST ITS FLAVOR, AND THROWN OUT UNDERFOOT BY MEN!


You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out andtrampled underfoot by men. ​You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor they light a lamp and put it under 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. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one joy or one title will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.     MATTHEW 5:18


APOSTLE`S PAUL PROPHETIC WORDS TO THE CORINTHIANS FOR  THE ECUMENISM.

​AND BE SEPARATE,  SAYS THE LORD

DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN

WHAT AGREEMENT HAS THE TEMPLE OF GOD WITH IDOLS?       2 CORINTHIANS 6:11-18, 7:1-16


O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open.

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:


"I will dwell in them 

and walk among them.

I will be their God,

And they shall be My people."


Therefore

"Come out from among them

And be separate, says the Lord.

Do not touch what is unclean,

And I will receive you."

"I will be a Father to you,

And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty."              


Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and pirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Open your hearts to us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have cheated no one. I do not say this to condemn; for I have said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all tribulation.

....Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in  godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner:

...Therefore, although I wrote to you, I did not do it for the sake of him who had done the wrong, nor for the sake of him who suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear to you.....

Therefore I rejoice that I have confidence in you in everything.


For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.    2 CORINTHIANS 8:8-9

THE GREEK TAXPAYER IN THE MOUTH OF THE FISH...

WHO PAYS THE TEMPLE TAX ?  THE ONE WHICH IS INSIDE IN THE MOUTH OF THE " FIRST " FISH... (Jesus words fulfilled ...?!)

BUT THE SONS ARE FREE ...


When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said,

"Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax? " He said, "Yes." And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying,

"What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from 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.


COMPARABLE SYMBOLS:

Jesus/God: The Son of God. The teacher, the owner the greaterthan the holy temple, the Kings of the Kings of the world and of the whole world, the Pantokrator.

Simon Peter: Greece denied Jesus like the apostle Peter. The Greeks according to Saint Paul have "Apostolic ministry", "you are the seal of my Apostleship" (Corinthians). 

Jesus and Peter (Christ Church/Body): Greece and the Orthodox Church 

Temple: Greece. Saint Paul said to the Corinthians : "you are the temple of God ." 1 Corinthians 3:16. Jesus said to Peter "You are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church",  "your body is the temple of Holy Spirit who is in you who you have from God and you are not on your own." 1 Corinthians 6:19

Sons are free: Jesus is the Son of God. The Greeks, the Prodigal Son, the Prodigal Prophet Jonah. "Where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. " 

Taxes:  The Greeks pay taxes for Greece (temple) to EU.

The Kings of the earth: The leaders of the earth (EU).

Money to pay the Temple tax : Jesus miracle to pay with money the tax for the temple was a coin into a fish ...?

Fish: Sea Creature the fish/ the beast rising from the sea according to Revelation. The fish shallow the Greeks and they paying taxes for Greece which according to Saint Paul at Corinthians is "Gods building and the Holy temple". The Greeks  today are in the mouth of fish the Sea Creature (Europe/Globalization). The Greeks is the prophet Jonah the messenger of the real God according to scriptures and today paying the taxes for the temple of Christ which is Greece. The Greeks are "the first fish that comes up first." And following Greece all the other fish. Europe (EU/Council of Europe=Germany, and the World Council of Churches=Vatican) represents a political and spiritual power is "fishing " the "first fish" the Greeks with the funding- restoration-loans and the Vatican "grants" using all these money as a "bait". Money,  Europe with this trickery way "the trap" managed to "shallow up"  the whole Greece/Orthodoxy. According to my comparable study and the findings of the deeper meaning of the symbols, this is the way that Europe captured Greece and all the others managing to put them under their feet...?!! But the Greeks are like the prophet Jonah the messenger of the real God which came out of the belly of the fish (EU/Globalization) when as a son "will cry out" to his Father/God "Abba the father"  and He will make him free of the chains of Debt, Death and Sin because "the sons are free"!!


JOHN 8:31-36

IF THE SON MAKES YOU FREE YOU SHALL BE FREE INDEED

​Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him. "If you abide in My word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. The Jews answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, "You will be made free?" "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS. A TREE AND ITS FRUIT   MATTHEW 7:1521-23


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 tree cannot bear bad fruit, not can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit it cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Not anyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day. Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!



THE DENIAL OF THE APOSTLE PETER, AND OF GREECE...

THE APOSTLE PETER IS PERISHING, GREECE ALSO ...

GREECE IS " THE STUMBLING STONE "  AND THE APOSTLE PETER ...


Peter's betrayal was temporary. Jesus knew of it ahead of time and forgave him even before it happened. The sinful mistake did not disqualify Peter for Service. Later the Apostle Peter gets filled with the Holy Spirit. He was the leader of the 12 Apostles of Christ, proving the words spoken by Jesus in Matthew 16:17


 "And I also say to you that you are Peter and on this rock I will buildMy Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it."

From the Bondage of Corruption into the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God!  ROMANS 8:20


THE ESCAPE OF ODYSSEUS, THE EXODOS!

THE "RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD", OF JONAH,  JOSEPH,  CHRIST,  AND OF GREECE THE PRODIGAL SON WHICH WAS DEAD AND NOW IS ALIVE!

​Comparable images:

REVELATION 22: 11-16


He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.

      I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST.


        And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practice lie. I Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. 

 COMPARABLE ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SYMBOLISM AND MEANING:

 Private objective and equal comparable study and interpretation based on the deeper meaning of the symbols. Findings are after study and research. 


The ship: The boat is the symbol of World Council of "churches" (www.oicoumene.com). Also in the cartoons is the European Union/The World Council of Churches/The West.

The mariners: The members of European Union and of World Council of Churches. The EU countries afraid for the Greek Crisis..  " The mariners were afraid and cried out, each one to his god. "JONAH 1:5

The mighty tempest: Is the economic crisis of Greece that affects Europe and the world economy. And mainly  the mighty tempest is the Ecumenism and Globalization that creates waves of religious internal quarels, and divisions in the Holy Body of Christ the Orthodoxy. Is the the Spiritual war that creates the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church  striking with a trickery way  through the "funding and honor trap" our Shepherds, the Orthodoxy  for one more time. The same exactly happened in the Fall of Byzantium. 

Prophet Jonah/The Servant* of Lord: Our spiritual Orthodox leaders and the others Orthodox leaders of the other countries.

"Get up and call upon your God, that your God may keep us safe so we do not perish....and the lot fell upon Jonah." 

*According  to Saint Paul  the Greeks are the" servants", the "ministers" of God. So the Prophet, "the delegate" the messenger of the real God is the Greek, the God's Greek "servant and Shepherd, the elect"  has "the main stroke on the face". And because according to Jonah story:  "For the men knew he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he has told them."  Greece is the country which is perishing. "I will strike the Shepherd and the Sheep of Flock will be scattered." Christ's words fulfilled ...  Matthew 26:31 Greece has the Call is the God's elect "the firstborn among many brethren" and following Jesus steps...


​Belly of the Sea Creature, wolf: Europe (EU=Germany), the Ecumenism (World Council of Churches=Vatican etc.) the Globalization which " has devoured" the whole Greece, the Greek Orthodoxy and the Global Orthodoxy ...! Interestingly are whole and complete inside the belly of Cetos/EU/WCC  like Jonah the Prophet inside the belly. There is no digestion till now for the body of Othodoxy is whole ... like Christ who descend into Hell!

But Saint Paul said to the Greeks 1 Corinthians 3:23 :

"You are Christ's, and Christ is God's", but Jesus is the Son of God  and will break the chains of sins and death and will resurrect! Greece also!!


​PROPHETIC THE WORDS OF SAINT PAUL TO ROMANS


But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. ROMANS 8:9


Now If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ , he is not His.  ROMANS 8:9


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 was raised from the dead that we should bear fruit to God. ...so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.  ROMANS 7:4


God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. ROMANS 11:2

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.  ROMANS 11:29

For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. ROMANS 10:13


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 Jews 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, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest to them, for God has shown it to them.                                                                                                                                   ROMANS 1:16-19


For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you receive the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirits that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,  if indeed we suffer with Him that we may also be glorified together.  ROMANS 8:14-17


For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.  ROMANS 11:32

Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.


And we we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the 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 8:28-30


Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at

the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or

nakedness, or peril or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."   ROMANS 33:36

"Let each of us please his neighbour for his good, leading to edification." ROMANS 15:2 



PROPHETIC WORDS OF SAINT PAUL TO THE GREEKS (Corinthians):

I have betrothed you to one husband to Christ as a chaste virgin to Christ.  2 CORINTHIANS 11:2

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes and in Him Amen to the glory of God through us.  2 CORINTHIANS 1-20



For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow,as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesuswhom we have we have not preached, or if you receive a different spiritwhich you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted you may well out up with it!   2 CORINTHIANS 11:2-4


But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us- by me, Silvanus, and Timothy

was not Yes and No but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us in God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.  2 CORINTHIANS 1:18-22


"But we do all things, beloved, for your edification"  2 CORINTHIANS  12:19


Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority whichthe Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction." 2 CORINTHIANS 13:10

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SYMBOLS:

​The golden Calf/The modern Idol/Modern Idololatry /Slavery: Euro, funding, financial support, benefits, "mammon", sinful carnal worship of the flesh etc.

Joseph's tunic "the brothers stripped the tunic of many colors off him": to strip means to remove one's clothes, the covering "to uncloth", to strip someone of his possessions. Joseph is a symbol of Christ who was envied by his brothers the Jews.  Christ's tunic, and Greece's tunic is the Byzantium, the Hagia Sophia Church, our Byzantine heritage, the head the centre of Orthodoxy, the Christiandom. Greece's tunic is also our Ancient Greek heritage our History and Culture the Hellenism. Our islands and the beauty of Greece. The "richness " are also the resources of Greece. Greece's tunic  is the tunic of Jesus "The glory and the riches of His inheri-tance, His Kingdom because  Saint Paul said to the Greeks "you are God's field ( this means is God's inheritance and His Kingdom) 1 CORINTHIANS 3:9". The prodigal Son was "unclothed" away from his Father. The prophet Jonah was "unclothed" uncovered from God's protection and bless. The prophets always wearing a mantle/ tunic that symbolizing the protection and the prophetic gift from God ", the anointing. Greece today the same also is "unclothed" has lack of protection because is fleeing from the presence of God. Greece was stripped off from the bless of God her possessions and inheritance like Joseph by the West etc. "Their web shall not become a garment nor will they cloth themselves with their works;for their works are works of lawlessness" ISAIAH 59:6 , "We acted in an ungodly manner, and we lied and departed back wards from our God. " ISAIAH 59:13


​THIS IS MY SON'S TUNIC. A WILD ANIMAL HAS DEVOURED JOSEPH AND CARRIED HIM OFF.  GENESIS 37:33     "WE SHALLOW HIM UP.."


The Sea Creature and Joseph's trap:The voracious Cetos the Sea Creature of the West which hates Christ the Orthodoxy and Hellenism

and "shallow up" all kinds of our inheritance and the legacy of Greece. "Robbing and invading, humiliating and destroying Greece which has

offer so much to the whole world. Greece has not done anything against to any country and to any other religion and faith. The Greek Orthodoxy and the Orthodoxy of the whole world the Church of God, Jesus Christ was totally "devoured" by the creature. Even they stole the name "oicoumene ", "Ecumenical Center "etc.  from the Ecumenical Centre in Constantinople. This reminds me the issue with the Greek name "Macedonia". Interestingly it looks like the Ecumenical Center  of the whole Christiandom from Constantinople is moving  to  Geneve, in Europe...? "Ecumenical Movement" what does it means, who was this idea? google to find out. Why they did't gave the name "Catholic Movement"? The name means that someone is moving from his position. The aim is that the Ecumenical Patriarchate

/Orthodoxy must move from his position.  The West continues with traps again corrupting Greece (Hellenism/Orthodoxy) and all the Orthodoxy as it happened with the Fall of Byzantium? This is not "unity" this is the elimination "through a trap like Joseph's" and humiliation of Orthodoxy of the real faith of Jesus Christ build on the foundation of the apostles.

*This is the website I have seen all the information (www.oikoumene.org). I am just studying the causes of Greek Crisis economic and spiritual comparing spiritual things, and interpreting symbols with the story of Joseph and Jonah the prophet in regards the "two signs" of Greece.


Comparing symbols and meaning:

But God was with Joseph... And Joseph's brothers said one another:

"Look, this dreamer is coming. Come let us now kill him and cast him into some pit ; and we shall say, " Some wild beast has devoured him." We shall see what will become of his dreams." GENESIS 37:19-20.

So it came to pass, when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped the tunic of many colors off him. Then they took him and cast him into a pit, which was empty; for there was no water in it.  GENESIS 37:23-24

Joseph said: "For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and I also have done nothing for them to put into this dungeon."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Genesis 41:15

SYMBOLS/MEANING :

Joseph:Jesus/Greece.

The Dungeon: a strong underground cell, basement, prison, imprisonment in the prison, in the grave ,in the tomb. Greece's imprisonment in  the dungeon, Hell in the belly of the sea creature rising from the sea.



​​THE CAPTIVITY, HUMILIATION AND SLAVERY OF ORTHODOXY WHICH WAS TOTALLY DEVOURED  AND FALL INTO THE PIT MADE OF EURO.

FALLING FROM GRACE... THE MAIN CAUSE OF THE WRATH OF OUR LORD AND GREECE'S DESTRUCTION!


Why the Orthodoxy converted from "the head" of Christ's Holy Church' to "a member" of a strange body and permanent "serves" the WCC ?. Why it is not clear who is the founder and the builder which laid this foundation? Who is the shepherd? Why he is not coming straight from the door?  Where is Christ the Good Shepherd  the chief cornerstone of the foundation of the body of His holy Church? It looks that behind this, is the one who says that he is not a member and that indeed has never applied. And it is very obvious why, because  he considers himself that is in the place of God, "the head "of the body and is going to make all to be one and forces all for the "Unity".

Interestingly I don't see Jesus Christ  the "Good shepherd"  or one hireling shepherd but It looks to me that there are  two spiritual leaders two hireling shepherds in the World Council of Churches. The "one" exalting himself eagerly leading and forcing all "to become one". The other is obvious in the lower place he is "a follower", is "the servant" of the lion the lion which is the symbol of the powerful leader.. But how someone can be a spiritual leader, a shepherd in WCC without being obvious that he is the founder, the builder, and the leader of this body of WCC, a hireling shepherd ? He never also applied to become a member in WCC  as the RCC says in the WCC website. Why? Is he climbs some other way...? 


WHO IS THE SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP? THE SHEEP FOLLOWING A STRANGER?


Jesus in the Gospel of John 10:1-6 said something  for two hireling shepherds and say: "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way , the same is a thief and a robber.But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice....Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers"

WHO IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD?

The Good Shepherd is Jesus which is going to make all to be one flock under one Shepherd Himself which indicates is not a hireling Shepherd.

And where and who is the lost sheep? Because the sheep which is lost is the beloved sheep of Jesus... The Unity must be  according  to God's will.

Is he anyone which can say that he is  Jesus, the God and so the Good Shepherd? It looks like somebody exalted so much himself and think that he is the God. Saint Paul said to 2 Corinthians 17-18, "For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends." And the Saint Paul said to the Greeks, (2 Corinthians 4:6) : "For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 


Greece, like  the "Joseph's trap" thrown into the pit, and sold as a slave, cast out into hell, in the belly of the creature rising from the sea. The

Greeks are like Jonah the Prophet the messenger of the real God, which he went away from the presence of God.

We can see the rejection and the elimination of the Greeks which according to Saint Paul is in the place of Christ," "the God's elect".

Saint  Paul at 1 Corinthians 11:2 said: "But I want you to know that "the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head if Christ is God." And also said "Now you are the body of Christ and members individually.(1 Corinthians 12:27 ), "Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you? (2 Corinthians 13:5), "And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's".1 (Corinthians 3:23).

And to the Romans 8:33 said," Who shall bring a charge against God's elect ? 

Is true that we also, all the Greeks denied and we still rejecting Jesus Christ. The Orthodox leaders became the "servants" of WCC and RCC, and also same the whole body of Orhodoxy. All the Orthodoxy is "shallow up" by the monster of Globalization, the Ecumenism, the West. The huge Sea Creature shallow Jonah the Prophet the Messenger of the Real God ... Christ descend into Hell... according the interpretation of the symbols and the today's facts.  The Scriptures words fulfilled according to my point of view.


IS JESUS AND ORTHODOXY FROM  GOD?

As we all know Jesus church which is the body of Christ must be established by God otherwise is not God's holy Temple/Church, there is no bless, and  no connection with Him like a well with no water in it, Jesus the living water the source of life, the eternal life. ​I don't understand why Greece  became "a member" to a strange body rejecting "the precious stone"  Jesus Christ our Lord. We don't believe that Jesus and the preaching of the Apostles to us was from God? And how it can be possible for the Orthodox Church to be in Ecumenism at the same time, without this to be opposed to the truth which is the teaching of the holy Apostles and of Orthodoxy?

But Jesus said ( Matthew 12 30-32) : "He who is not with Me is against Me and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. Either make the treegood and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for a tree is known by its fruit. Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come."

I am raising awareness with this study. But lets see what else the truth of God in the Gospel saying:


 WHERE THE FRAGRANCE OF GOD AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS AS A GUARANTEE  ... THE ANOINTING FROM GOD. THE SEAL OF SONSHIP.

But Saint Paul said to the Greeks  ''But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us- by me, Silvanus, and Timothy- was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes.For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee." 2 CORINTHIANS 18-22 . And also said to the Corinthians "For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord." But the seal/the ring of the seal of the prodigal son was the originality the proof of the Sonship. And today it looks that we have all the signs of the betrayal of the prodigal son (like Jonah the prophet who was fleeing  from the presence of  his God). But later  the prodigal son (and Jonah) returned to the father. The father gave a ring to his son who was lost and found, the Seal of "Sonship" the Spirit of "Adoption",  which cries "Abba​ Father". (ROMANS 8:14-17)


THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST..

"For we are to God the fragrance of Christamong 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 other the aroma of life leading to life. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."    2 CORINTHIANS 4:6



The 348  members of the WCC how many different spirits they have? Is this possible for our God Jesus Christ to have so many spirits? The spirit of Christ must be guarantee and common to the members of the body of Christ, His church. And those spirits was not enough for WCC and RCC and they need ceaseless dialogues with other religions  Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam etc? Ecumenism incorporates the beliefs and practices of various denominations and pagans religions and superstitions beliefs as doctrines into one under the name of Unity. In Ecumenism worshipping Budha or Allah etc. is no difference than worshipping Jesus Christ or considered to be equal which is lie. This is a blasphemy against the Holy Spirit 

and the main reason which Greece is perishing today! It's enough we hear the word "Unity" and "Ecumenism" more than the name of Jesus!

What is the meaning of the Apostle Titus words in his epistle TITUS 3:10 ? "Reject a divisive man after the first  and second admonition, knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self condemned."


THE WCC IT IS OBVIOUS ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL THE MODERN TOWER OF BABEL BECAUSE:

Jesus said  "Whoever is not with me is against me, who does not gather with me scatters abroad " MATTHEW 12:30

And for the tower of Babel we read in the book of Genesis:

"Come let us build ourselves a city and a tower whose top will lead to heaven; but the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth."  GENESIS 10:26


THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IS ONE

"But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free and all have been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many."

1 CORINTHIANS 12:11-14  How many and what kind of spirits has the WCC? Is this the body of Christ?


IN GREECE IS THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST CHURCH ACCORDING TO SAINT PAUL.

The Saint Paul said  "What communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God."   2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-16  The temple is the church, so the  church of the living God, of Christ is the Greeks. And today the church of the Greeks which is the Orthodox is in the belly of the sea creature. Saint Paul said  to the Greeks "You are Christ's and Christ is God's". So the Greeks, and Christ, descend into Hell!


WE ARE NOT ALONE ...

BUT HE WHO IS JOINED TO THE LORD IS ONE SPIRIT WITH HIM.   1 CORINTHIANS 6:17

Or do you not know thatyour body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not on your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.1 CORINTHIANS. 6:19-20


 WE ARE LUKEWORM...                                     

YOU ARE LUKEWARM , AND NEITHER HOT NOR COLD, I WILL VOMIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH. (TO THE CHURCH OF LAODICEANS) REVELATION 3:15-21

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth. Because you say,"I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eyes salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be jealous and repent. ...To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.


REPENT  AND DO THE FIRST WORKS, ...                         TO THE EPHESUS CHURCH/REVELATION 2:4-7

...Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else i will come to you quickly and remove your lamp-stand from its place. unless you repent...To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.  

       


FALSE UNITY OR TRUE UNITY WITH CHRIST? BEWARE THE EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE BY THE TRICKERY OF MEN     EPHESIANS 4:1-16 , 

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all!

Keep the "Unity" first of the one Spirit and leave the rest to the true Good Shepherd Jesus, our God which is not a hireling which is the owner and cares for the sheep! He is the door of the sheep and He will lay down His life for the sheep. He will gather the other sheep also which is lost too,and he will make it one flock and one shepherd.

EPHESIANS 4:1-16

"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all. ...."


And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head Christ from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.


"Trickery" meaning in dictionary : means to deceive, to cheat , double dealing, fraudulence often as a part of a plan giving an illusion a false idea or belief..


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We selling out  Jesus as Greece, the God's blesses our birthrights for some "red pottage". The trap was "the funding" and "the praise of men".

This also reminds me the denial of Christ by the Apostle Peter three times, I don't want to believe or think that is the betrayal of Judas?

We have to return back to the Father because this a blasphemy (Matthew 12: 22-37) against our true God which is the only way for the salvation of the world, through the ladder that leads to eternity, the connection between heaven and earth. We are all responsible for the wrath of the Lord and the destruction of Greece today. Responsible are our political and especially our religious leaders. It is known to the whole world the Greek Debt and Spiritual Crisis, that is our shore Judgment, " we cast into Hell", our total abandonment, lack of protection from God, the wrath of God because of our disobedience.


*This is a humble and private  interpretation an insight based on the deeper meaning of the symbols of the Greek Crises, and on the wisdom of God from His Holy Bible. If there is any who has objection against my interpretation of the Bible towards this serious matter, his objection must be against the word of God, and not against me. I am reading from the Orthodox Study Bible and I am following the path of the Orthodox faith of Jesus Christ, of the Apostles and of our holy Fathers. 

This is a comparable interpretation study. I love and respect all the people and from all over the world. I respect their faith even if I don't agree but I have the courage to stand up for the truth based on the interpretation of the deeper meaning of the symbols and of the Orthodox theology to express my own view in this very serious  matter the "Sign of Jonah" and the "Trap of Joseph" that  I see in the Greek Crisis" .  I am sorry,  but I am responsible to raise awareness and be objective and equal. I don't know what is the will of God or what He will do. Just trying to guess based on the prophecies and the words of God in the Holy Scripture. The time will show if I interpret right or wrong. It is just a private opinion, my findings through the way of seeing.

Sin: The transgression of the Divine Law.



According to 1 Corinthians, the Greeks have Apostolic Ministry.

"You are the Seal of my Apostleship in the Lord." 1 CORINTHIANS 1-2


To the church of God which is at Corinth... Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by 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 were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


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. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will be come clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what short it is. If anyone's work which  he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.  

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. 1 CORINTHIANS 3:9-17


And you are are Christ's, and Christ is God's.1 CORINTHIANS 1 3:23


But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called... Do not become slaves of men.  1 CORINTHIANS 7:17-23


Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 1 CORINTHIANS 12:27


For you are the temple of the living God.   2 CORINTHIANS 6:16


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.  1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-2

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Comparing Prophecies with the Greeks and the Crisis in Greece...


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 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. HSAIAH 51:7-8


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. HSAIAH 51:13-16


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 it out. There was no one to comfort you ...  HSAIAH: 51:17


Thus says the Lord 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."  HSAIAH 51: 22-23


*The Jews and the Greeks are according to the Holy Bible the God`s elect.

IThe Lord will reveal His holy arm before all the Gentiles, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of God. Depart, depart, go out from there, and do not touch an unclean thing. Separate yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the Lord, because you shall not go forth with tumult, nor will you go by flight. For the Lord will go before you, and the Lord God of Israel shall gather you ISAIAH 52:10


O Lord, who has believed our report, and to whom was the arm of the Lord revealed?.... ISAIAH 53:1


He bears our sins and suffers for us, yet we considered Him to be in pain, suffering, and ill treatment. But He was wounded because of our lawlessness, and became sick because of our sins. All like sheep have gone astray.  Man has gone astray in his ways, and the Lord delivered Him over for our sins. Although He was ill treated, He opened not His mouth. He was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb is silent before his shearers, so He opens not His mouth. In His humiliation His judgment was taken away, and who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth and because of the lawlessness of My people He was led to death. ...The Lord wishes to cleanse Him of His wound, and If You give an offering for sin, Your soul shall see a long -lived seed.  ISAIAH 53:6-10


JESUS SAID  (JOHN 10:1-30) :

HE WHO DOES NOT ENTER THE SHEEPFOLD BY THE DOOR, BUT CLIMBS UP SOME OTHER WAY, THE SAME IS A THIEF AND A ROBBER.


JESUS/GOD'S PLAN FOR ONE FLOCK UNDER ONE SHEPHERD (THE UNITY).

THE UNITY ACCORDING TO GOD'S PLAN AND NOT OF THE HUMANS PLAN

THE GOOD SHEPHERD IS JESUS WHO WILL GIVE HIS LIFE FOR THE LOST SHEEP. BEHOLD, HE IS NOT A HIRELING.

A HIRELING SPIRITUAL LEADER IS NOT THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE SHEEP. 

THE HIRELING DOES NOT OWN THE SHEEP AND LEAVES THE SHEEP AND FLEES ...

​THE WOLF (FALSE PROPHET) CATCHES THE SHEEP AND SCATTERS THEM ...



​JESUS THE GOOD SHEPHERD  ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 10:1-33


Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is as a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him. for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.

Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.


"I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.

I am the good Shepherd; and I know My sheep, and I am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; andI lay down My life for the sheep.

And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one Shepherd.

Therefore My Father loves Me, becauseI lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father." 

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I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice , and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life. and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are one.

WHOEVER EXALTS HIMSELF WILL BE HUMBLED, AND HE WHO HUMBLES HIMSELF WILL BE EXALTED.

FRIEND GO UP HIGHER!


​​So 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 haveglory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles will be exalted."    LUKE 14:7

Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. MATTHEWS 10:16                                                                              

THE PURIFICATION OF THE TEMPLE  (By Domenicos Theotokopoulos the "El Greco")

"My house is a house of prayer, but you have it a den of thieves." Luke 19:46

GOD IS JUST IN HIS CHOICE

​FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE I HAVE RAISED YOU UP ...



For this very purpose I haveraised you up, that I may show My power in you,and that My name may bedeclared in all the earth."Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. ...


Whatif God, wanting to show His wrath and to makeHis power known, endured with much longsufferingthevessels of wrathprepared for destruction,and that He might make knownthe riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whomHe called,not of the Jewsonly, but also of theGentiles?


ROMANS 12:25-33

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, "as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn ungodliness from Jacob; For this My covenant with them, When I take away their sins."

Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.



DOXOLOGY TO GOD'S WAYS

Oh, the depth of the riches both ofthe wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable areHis judgmentsand His ways past finding out!



"The Lord be magnified"  Psalm 34 (35)



Jesus to the Greeks : "The time has come that the Son of Man would be glorified."  John12:27-50

"He who glories let him glory in the Lord." 1 CORINTHIANS 1:18-31

"Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"  John 12:27-50



"For you O Lord,have brought this about."So they took up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. And the men feared the Lord even more,and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and vowed vows.  JONAH 1:15


But for this purposeI came to this hour. Father glorify your name. JOHN 12:27-50



Main meaning words:

Purpose, raised you up (resurrect), to show my power, declare my name in all earth, the wrath of the Lord, make His power know (sign), with much long suffering, glorification of God on the vessels of mercy which He had prepared beforehand for the Jews and the Greeks..

​​                                     JONAH 3:1-5

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 afraid and cried out, each one to his god...


Why are you snoring?Get up  ...  Jonah 1:6


Arise and go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach there according to the message I previously spoke to you." So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, just as the Lord spoke. Nineveh was an exceedingly great city to God, a journey of about three days. And Jonah, began to enter into a city, going a day's journey where he proclaimed and said, " Yet three days and Nineveh shall be overthrown."

           And the men of Nineveh believed God,... 

Jesus and His Church/Peter Bar Jonah/Prophet Jonah is perishing was devoured.../Greece (Hellenism/

Orthodoxy) which is perishing and is totally devoured economic and spiritually is the prophet Jonah the messenger of the real God and the successor of Peter Bar Jonah/ and Christ's holly Church and is Jesus Christ the Son of God/God.. 

​                                    ​​​​​​​​​Comparing Prophecies from David's Psalm  with the current situation in Greece.     PSALMS 34(35)



 O Lord, judge those who injure me; Make war on those who make waron me. Take hold of weapon and shield, and rise up to my help. 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 plot 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 their way be dark and slippery, And let the Angel of the Lord pursue them. For without a 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 they 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 deliver a poor man from hands stronger than he, And a poor and needy man from those who plunder him."  Unjust witnesses rose up against me, Asking me things I knew nothing about; They repaid me evil for good, and bereavement for my soul. But I put on sackcloth when they troubled me, AndI humbled my soul with fasting; And my prayer will return into my bosom.Like a neighbor, like our brother, so they were-pleasing; Like one who laments and is of a sad countenance, so I humbled myself. But they were delighted, and were gathered together against me; but I did not know it; They were torn asunder, yet they were not pierced to the heart. They tempted me; they mocked and sneered at me; They gnashed their teeth at me. O Lord, when will You look on this? Restore my soul from their malice, My only begotten from the lions. I will give thanks to You, O Lord, in the great church; I will praise You among a mighty people.

Let them not rejoice over me; those who are unjustly my enemies, Those who hate me without a cause, and wink with their eyes maliciously.For they spoke peace to me, but in their wrath the schemed deceit, and opened wide their mouth  against me, and said, "Well done! Well done! Our eyes saw it!"  You saw this, O Lord: do not silence: O Lord, do not be far from me.  Arise, O Lord, attend to my judgment, My God and my Lord. Judge me, O Lord, my God, to my cause. Judge me according to Your righteousness, O Lord my God, And let them not rejoice against me; Let them not say in their hearts,"Well done! Well done, our soul!" Let them not say, " We swallowed him up!" May those who rejoice at my troubles be altogether dishonored and shamed; Let those who boast against me be clothed with shame and humiliation. Let those who desire my righteousness greatly rejoice, and be gland, And let them say continually, "The Lord  be magnified," Those who desire His servant's peace. And my tongue shall meditate on Your righteousness, And on Your praise all the day long.

 

SYMBOLS MEANING AND COMPARISON:

Rise up to my help: Come and help me. Resurrect to my help O Lord.

The sword: symbol of a warrior, of wrath and justice (Saint Michael holds a sword and taking the souls.)

They plot evils against me, for without a cause they hid the destruction of their trap for me, they repaid me evil for good, they gathered against me, those who hate me without a cause :The "snare" (snare of death, the snare of a devil) is a catch, a trap, hole: Jesus "they hated Me without a cause", Joseph's brothers plot evils against him, Judas and Jews plot evils against Jesus Christ, the haters of Jesus/Greece (Turkey, Jews, Germany, Brussels, EU/West/Vatican, Fyrom, Albania, .. ). From a money and debt trap it is difficult to escape. 

Like a neighbor: Turkey, The West/Vatican.

Like a brother : the Jews are our brothers we have the same call from God, the Jews are Christ's brothers and Joseph's brothers,  EU brother countries, Vatican (Christian brothers).

You deliver a poor and needy man: the deliverance of the Jews before with the power of their God. The poor and the needy man is the Greek today.

They repaid me evil for good: Jesus, the Greeks offer so much to whole world and they repaid them with the burden of debt and destruction. Promitheus.

Destruction of their trap for me: the destruction of the temple of God (Jesus/Greece). The euro loans was the trap.

They gathered together against me: the ship mates gathered against of Jonah, the betrayal of Joseph by his brothers, of Jesus by the Jews and of Judas, the betrayal of "the brothers/haters" of Greece.

They opened wide their mouth against me: Christ,  Joseph's brothers and the wife of Potiphar, EU members, Turkey, the loan sharks, the sea creature, the mouth of Hades. The devil like a roaring lion seek who may devour. The wolfs mouth eating the lost sheep.

We swallowed him up: ( Hades, Abyss, Death, Joseph's brother's, Pit, the sea creature, Germany and the EU, the loan sharks, the Debt: Jesus Christ, Joseph, Jonah, Greece.

they gnashed their teeth at me: like the sea creature/Beast (loan sharks) bite the prophet Jonah and Greece, ``the weeping and gnashing of teeth of the damned in hell``.

My judgment: the disobedience of Jonah and the Greeks against their true God , because they went away from the presence of the real God.

My prayer will return into my bosom:Christ prayer before His Passion, Christ to the Greeks" Now my soul is troubled and what shall I say? Father save me from this hour" John 12:27-50, Jonah's prayer in the belly of the fish, Joseph, Greece...

The Lord be magnified: Jesus: "Father glorify Your name", for Joseph's God, Prophet's Jonah God, Greece's God. "I magnify My ministry".

His servant: Jonah "the servant of the real God" in the ship, Joseph "the servant of the real God" interpreting the dreams of Pharaoh. Greece are according to Saint Paul "the servants of God" according to Saint Paul :"you are the servants and the stewards of the mysteries of God, "the Spirit of God dwells in you" the seal of my Apostleship, "
The Lord:the Deliverer was the God who deliver the Hebrews from the bondage in Egypt. God delivered Jonah out from the belly of the fish. God delivered Joseph from the prison with the interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams. The Lord will deliver the Greeks with the Exodos out of the trap and the belly of the fish rising from the sea. (EU /WCC).

Idol:The "Golden Calf", Euro,Mammon. Carnal sins and passions, worshiping wooden idols as god, etc.

They mocked and sneered at me: The mockery of Christ before crucifixion, the mockery of Joseph from his brothers (look the dreamer is coming..", the Apostle Paul said to the Corinthians "we have been made as the filth of the world, the  offscouring of all things until now." The mockery of the world against  the Greeks.

​GALATIANS 5:13-15

For you brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: '"You shall loveyour neighbor as yourself." But if you biteanddevour one another, beware lest you be consumedby one another!

           THE GREEK VESSELS HAVE PREPARED FOR DESTRUCTION OR FOR EDIFICATION AND GLORY?

                 Vessels for Honor, or for Dishonor? Vessels of Wrath  prepared for Destruction or Vessels of Mercy prepared beforehand for Glory?"

              Symbols:

 Vessel, "The vessel for honor", "The vessel for mercy", the God's Call, the Chosen: the Greek Vessel: ``a broken vessel restored in Christ``

Vessel: a sailing ship, a broken vessel is a sunken ship (symbol of ship: Christ),  a type of tube or canal through which fluid (blood of Christ) can pass (the blood vessels are the Greeks transport blood the blood of Christ  of salvation to the whole body of Christ His Holy Church. Vessel is  one`s body.

A broken vessel (Greek Crisis Economic and Spiritual) is a  bruise in one`s body and is a massive stroke and also is a big test for Greece (Economic and Spiritual).

A broken vessel/Jar is a container of fluid which usually creates a real mess (the Greek Crisis becomes the European Crisis and the Global Crisis) and needs to clean up...

"A broken vessel restored in Christ": The Saviour/Helper/Healer/ of the mess is Jesus Christ.


"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, the the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us... For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thangsgiving to abound to the glory of God."      2 CORINTHIANS 4:9


Jesus said to the Greeks: The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.", "If anyone serve Me, him My Father will honor....Father glorify Your name...." JOHN12:23

 FLEE FROM IDOLOLATRY    1 CORINTHIANS 10:14

WHAT JESUS CHRIST SAID TO THE GREEKS?  JOHN 12:23-50

The Son of God should be glorified.

A Trouble ... A Temptation. (War/Spiritual War?)

Father save Me from this hour...

The Crucifixion, a Death with much grain.

​A Servant who is following Jesus steps.

For this purpose I came to this hour...The Glorification! For your sake...

The Judgment of the world!

​If I will lifted up I will draw all people to Myself. (The Unity?)

Who is this Son of Man?



"The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified."Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; butif 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 lifeIf anyone serves Me let him follow Me;and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me 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 judgment 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?" ...



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WARNING: TRUE GOSPEL VERSUS FALSE GOSPEL. THE CURSE.   GALATIANS 1:6-10

SOME WHO TROUBLE YOU ... 


I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another ; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But evenif we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. 




JESUS WAS EXCEEDINGLY SORROWFUL ... HE WAS IN TROUBLE   MATTHEW 26:38-44


"My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me." He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will" ...

"Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand."


JONAH IS DEEPLY GRIEVED AND WAS TROUBLED ... JONAH 4:1-3


But Jonah was deeply grieved and was troubled. So he prayed to the Lord and said, ''O Lord, were these not my words when I was yet in my land? Therefore I saw the need to flee to Tarnish; because I knew You to be compassionate andmerciful, long-suffering and abundant in mercy, and willing to change your heart concerning evils. And now, Master, Lord, take my life from me, for it is better for meto die than to live."

SAINT PAUL TO CORINTHIANS :

"When I am weak then I am strong"

"You may be complete"

"For your edification and not for destruction."


And the Lord said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  2 CORINTHIANS  12:9-10


​GREECE HAS THE SIGNS OF AN APOSTLE

​Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.  2 CORINTHIANS 12:12-13

We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification.For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2 CORINTHIANS 12:19-21


This will be the third time I am coming to you. "By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established." I have told you before, and fore tell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you. For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we are also weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you. Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?  unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.


Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqua-lified. For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are gland when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete.Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness,according to the authority which the Lord has given Me for edification and not for destruction.2 CORINTHIANS 13:1-10


THE SIGN FOR THE JEWS

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 GodBecause the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

THE HATRED OF THE  "BROTHERS" FOR "THE TUNIC" OF GREECE...

EU WANTS GREECE TO RELINQUISH THE SHIPPING OWNERS, THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND RELIGION, THE MILITARY, THE GREEK ISLANDS, ETC. 


Former Belgium prime minister and member of the European Union Parliament Guy Verhofstadt responded angrily to Alexis Tsipra's speech at the European Parliament. The video has gone viral online.


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EU WANTS TO START HOLY WAR AGAINST ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY. PROOF HERE! 

         

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Published on May 7, 2017.


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ACTS  13:32-41

​​But God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He he has raised up  Jesus. As is also written in the second Psalm: 

             "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You"

and that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption,

He has spoken thus: "I will give you the sure mercies of David."

Therefore He also says in another Psalm: 

           "You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption."

...

​       "Behold, you despisers, Marvel and perish!

        For I work a work in your days, 

        A work which you will by no means believe,

​        Though one were to declare it to you."

SAINT PAUL TO THE GREEKS       2 CORINTHIANS 10:12-17


For it was to you that we came with the Gospel of Christ.

As your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you ... to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you.

He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.

For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.


For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who comment themselves. But they, measuring themselves by 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 includes you. For we are not overextending ourselves,for it was to you that we came with the Gospel of Christ; not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in others men's labor, 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 not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.


​"A good tree cannot bear bad fruit not can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. MATTHEW 7:13-20


SAINT PAUL SAID TO THE GREEKS:


Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Open your hearts to us.


We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we havecheated no one. I do not say this are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.2 Corinthians 7:1-4


For thoughHe was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God .     2 Corinthians 13:4


Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves , that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust thatyou will know that we are not disqualified. Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified.For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction.    2 Corinthians 13:5-10​​

To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand."​​  ROMANS 15:21

The feast of Saint Paul in Athens  


​​Pelican has the greatest love of all creatures for its offsprings. Pelican pierces its breast for them offering his own blood.  Symbolize Christ's sacrifice on the Cross, because of His love for all mankind and the Eucharistic Sacrament. "I am like a pelican of the wilderness." Psalm 101:7 

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The Comparative Study and Interpretation of the symbols of the Greek Crisis continues...

The causes of the destruction and the burial of Greece* today... are exactly the same with the destruction and the Fall (Political and Spiritual), and burial of Byzantium!

* Greece: (Hellenism/Orthodoxy= one body).


THE TRAP, THE DENIAL, AND THE BETRAYAL 

THE DESOLATION AND BURIAL OF GREECE/CHRIST

GREECE/CHRIST DESCEND INTO HELL!

The Trap of the brothers of Joseph. 

The Prophet Jonah is the Messenger of the Real God

The Captivity, the Oppression and Slavery in the belly of the Sea Creature.

The two hireling which they don`t care for the sheep.

He who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way is a thief and a robber. JOHN 10:1

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.   JOHN 10:2

Jesus only is the true Good Shepherd who lays down His life to save His lost sheep. Jesus is the Door for the sheep. 

A False Unity is against Jesus's Unity.

The Ravenous Wolves.

All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. JOHN 10:8

A roaring Lion seeks who may devour.


We shallow him up! Well done!

The Wrath and the Judgment of the Lord. The Cup of Destruction.

The Desolation of the Temple of God.

The Devouring Fire in the Furnace of Hell, in the Bottomless Pit.

Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep of the flock will be Scattered! MATTHEW 26:31

He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.MATTHEW 12:30

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.Matthew 12:25

All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. ISAIAH 53:6

Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away.  JEREMIAH 50:17   

Wells with no water in it. The Living water is Jesus, the Eternal Life..You will die in your sins.


Comparable interpretation study of political cartoons  and images for the Greek crisis based on the meaning of symbols.All the cartoons icons and images belong to their owners and was used for the purposes of the study only:

The Glory of Joseph.


But Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me." So they came near.

Then he said, "I am Joseph your brother,  whom you sold into Egypt. Now therefore, do not be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to save life. For this is the second year of famine in the land, and five years still remain in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. For God sent me before you to preserve you as a remnant on the earth, and to sustain you as a great remnant. So now, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He made me a father to Pharaoh, and Lord of all his house, and ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.                                                                                                                       Genesis 45:4-8


"Father glorify Your name." John 12: 28

"I magnify my ministry"       Romans 11:13


JESUS CHRIST IS THE "ROCK OF OFFENCE", "THE SACRED ROCK " OF GREECE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED.

GREECE IS  LIKE THE APOSTLE PETER "THE ROCK OF  FAITH" AND HE DENIED JESUS CHRIST.

REJOICE WITH ME!


THE LOST SHEEP

What a man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness,  and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost! I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents that over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.  LUKE 15-1-7 


THE LOST COIN

Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coins, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying,"Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!" Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."  LUKE 15: 7-10


THE PRODIGAL SON

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And he arose and came to his father. ...But the father said to his servants, Bring outthe best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bringthe fatted calfhere and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again. He was lost and is found.And they began to merry.

Now his older son was in the field and came  and drew near he heard music and dancing ... and he said to his father," All these many years I have been serving you;

I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a goat, that I might make merry with my friends. But us soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed  the fatted calf for him.    LUKE 15:20-24


And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 1 CORINTHIANS 12:26


SYMBOLS:

The Lost Sheep, the  lost coin, the prodigal son: Greece (Hellenism/Orthodoxy), the Orthodoxy of the world, the other fold too is lost, the prodigal prophet Jonah and the Jews "the lost sheep of Israel. "All have gone astray".
The best robe: a better robe "tunic" (best inheritance..)  that the previous "tunic" of Greece, Joseph, and the best robe- tunic of Christ church which is the tunic of Resurrection and Salvation (rebirth, rejuvenation,victory, a glorified tunic, body/inheritance). This is the reward from the Father God after the return and repentance of the prodigal son. "You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walkwalk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels." Revelation 3:4-5.

Jesus tunic/robe/garments/ inheritance was shared "they cast lots" but after Christ had a new tunic a best robe His resurrected body. Greece's tunic/inheritance was "shared" "they cast lots" sold for nothing to many nations. The best robe of Joseph was his new "colorful tunic " after his "ressurection" when he became ruler of all Egypt.

The ring: the ring with the seal/stamp/proof of adoption, engagement ring that engage the soul /bride with the bridegroom of the church/Christ. The ring of the marriage completed engagement of the soul with Christ. signet ring with the stamp/seal proves (testifying) that this is a real son/messenger  (apostleship) the successor apostle and son of the richness of the inheritance of the Father/Lord/true God.​​ Saint Paul said to the Greeks "For you are the sealof my apostleship in the Lord."

CALL UPON YOUR GOD


​comparing ...

And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord Himself said, and there shall be proclamation of the good news to those whom the Lord Himself called.   JOEL 3: 5


He will call upon My name, and I will hear him, and I will say, "This is My people," and they will say,  "The Lord is My God." ZECHARIAH 13:9


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."  How then shall they

call on Him in whom they have not believed?And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!" But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?So then faith comes by hearing by the word of God.       ROMANS 10:12


Why are you snoring Get up and callupon your God, that your God may keep us safe so we do not perish. "Let us cast lots and find out on whose account this calamity is upon us." And they casts lots and the lot fell upon Jonah.   Jonah 1:6


A FOOLISH NATION ... THE WEAKNESS OF GOD, THE BASE THINGS AND THE FOOLISHNESS IS GREECE.

And do not become idolatersas were some of them ...as some of them also tempted, andwere destroyed by serpents; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:7


Has God cast away His people? Certainly not! ...God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. ... "Lord they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars and I alone am left, and they seek my life". ROMANS 11:1-4


 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father`s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.`LUKE 12:32   

                                                                        

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

                                                                                     2 CORINTHIANS 3:17

For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus's sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.So then death is working in us but life in you. And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," knowing thatHe who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thangsgiving to abound to the glory of God.Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though out outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:11-16

For the love of Christ compel us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-15

Jesus saving saving His lost sheep ....

Greece is today the tail in the European Union and the  World Economy...!

                   THE TRADEMARKS OF GREECE:  "THE SACRED TEMPLES AND THE SACRED STONE" OF GREECE. 

​                     ACROPOLIS (GREECE/JESUS, ORTHODOXY ) AND AGIA SOPHIA CHURCH (GREECE/JESUS, ORTHODOXY)

                     THE TWO TEMPLES OF GOD  ARE "IN RUINS" TODAY...

Important and repeated words: glorify/glory (4), honor(1) the light (6), darkness (3,) My servant/serves Me (3) ,sign (2), believes in me/does not believe(10)  judge/judgment (5) falls into, dies (3), rejects Me (1), cast out (1), lifted up (2), been revealed (1), turn (1), heal (1), save (3).

SUBJECTS: 

1.Glorification of the Son of Man.

2.. A Servant following Jesus steps doing a service. 

3. God (The Father) will Honor His Servant

4. A Trouble hour.

5. He who believes or not believe in Jesus.

6. A Judgment of the world.

7. A Rejection. He who rejects Jesus and does not receive His words.

8. A Revelation, to bring light. (Light: Divine knowledge and Salvation)

9. A Sign/signs to believe Jesus.

10. Jesus came to Save the word and not to Judge the world.

​11. God's Purpose. A voice from Heaven for the sake of the Greeks.

12. Jesus will lifted up (dies/crucifixion) from the earth and will draw all people to Himself.

13. Jesus a Light into the world. You may become Sons of Light.


Interpretation according the Symbols in Scripture:

Resurrection of Lazarus by Christ : symbol of the following Resurrection of Christ/Greece, symbol of the Resurrection of the dead on the second coming of Christ.

THE LIGHT: Jesus, Greece the country of the light, our history and culture.The light of Resurrection of Christ which is the light of Salvation, the light of Divine knowledge, the light of the Truth that reveals things in darkness, the light of the Sun,  the light of a Star. Jesus is the Morning Star.

THE DARKNESS: Demon, in the darkness of Hell, Abyss, Hades, Joseph  in the darkness of the Pit , in the darkness of the prison,in the darkness inside the belly of the fish,  in the darkness of blindness, in the darkness of ignorance of God and illiteracy, in the darkness of the euro debt pit.

MY SERVANT (GOD'S):  Apostles, Holy Priesthood, deacon and preachers, faithful believers, Jonah, Joseph, Greece- the faithful Greeks are "the servants and stewards of the mysteries of God".

SIGN: The sign of the Cross, Jonah sign, the star of Bethleem was a sign, the sign of Resurrection of Lazarus and the sign of Resurrection of Jesus Christ out of his tomb raised Him from the dead bore witness, a mighty tembest  or other bad or good weather signs and disasters wars, eartquakes from God etc.

DIED: Dead because of the death of the body or because of the sins the eternal condemnation, destroyed, finished, dead-beat , impoverished. Christ died for our sins, "Christ became impoverished to make us rich." Greece following His steps...

THE GRAIN OF WHEAT: Joseph's wheat (dream),the parable of Christ for the wheat,  faith.

JUDGE, JUDGMENT: Crisis, condemnation, the judgment of the works by Christ the word of God. The Greek Crisis is our judgment from God. The judgment of the world.

BELIEVE:..

​REVEALED: the light of the sun the light of Jesus reveal brings to the light the hidden and dark side (full of sins) of things, the Revelation of God : Moses said to the Lord "Reveal Your face.."

​REJECTION: eject, throw, cast out, ...

GLORY, GLORIFIED: The glory of God, the glory of the name of Jesus, the glorifying body of Christ was the resurrected body of Christ.

​LIGHT: Jesus light, the divine knowledge and understanding by Christ, the light of Salvation of Ressurrection (body and soul) by Jesus,  the light of Jesus which reveals the hidden things of the souls, the light of the Sun which make you happy with the warm, the light of a lambstand (a Christ's church), the light (of the human body and of the Christ body His church ) is the eye which apply the light of salvation and of understanding and of the dark-hidden things to the whole body.

SIGNS: sign of Jonah, signs and wonders of God, ..

​TROUBLE: Temptation, some false teachers trouble you..., a big problem..., the trouble of Jesus before His betrayal.

​CAST OUT: cast out demons, to perish, to eject, to throw down, to take possession, to inherit, to dispossess, to consume, to dig, to destroy, cleanse away by washing, cast one's fault, warning from eternal sin, ridiculate.

THE STUDY AND INTERPRETATION OF THE GREEK CRISIS


This private and humble comparable (parallel) Theological study is an interpretation of the Greek and Spiritual Crisis around the world interpreting the political commentary cartoons as signs and symbols through the meaning of the symbols of the  mystical language of  Byzantine Orthodox Iconography and Theology, the wisdom of the New Testament, the prophecies from the Old Testament and also through the meaning of symbols and artifacts from the Ancient Greek Culture. Everything is symbolic and has a deeper meaning. According to this comparable study Greece is Jesus Christ, the head of  Christ's holy Body, Church, and has the sign of the Prophet Jonah which is a sign of the Resurrection of Christ. Greece is like the Prophet Jonah.

Greece with her Crisis also has another symbol is like the patriarch Joseph from the Bible (Joseph was also a prototype of our Lord Jesus Christ). Greece following Jesus steps.  Joseph sold into slavery by his jealous brothers but he rose and became at 30 years old a rich and powerful Prime minister in Egypt. Joseph was the object of his father's affections, just as our Lord Jesus was the beloved Son of God . As Joseph's brothers resented his authority and sought to be rid of him, so the Jewish religious leaders resented Jesus authority and sought to put him to death on a cross. It was through much suffering at the hands of his brothers, who rejected of our Lord at the hand of His "brethren"

that He became the way of salvation for all.

I just started looking a few commentary political cartoons and I ended up, without any purpose and without knowing it with this study and interpretation. This is my first and the last. I simply  interpret the deeper meaning of the symbols of the Greek Crisis according to my  knowledge as a Byzantine Orthodox iconographer and after a research. It is known that  the artists and especially me as an iconographer I have a special way to see the world. Through the symbols I am having a different way of perceiving the world.  I see the world through spiritual eyes and through the prism of the Holy Gospel, the wisdom of God. I present here my analytical research, my findings and my interpretation

here, because I wish to share it for study from the specialists the Orthodox Theologians and with all of you.  I said that is a Theological interpretation study because everything is based on the Orthodox Study Bible. 

I am raising awareness for my country Greece and for the whole world.  According to my humble opinion after my findings from this study, based on the Gospel, God is going to resurrect Greece which is Jesus Christ the Orthodox faith the direct faith from the Apostles and from Christ. God work all things together for the fulfilment of His purposes and His promises. The future of Greece is in the hands and the will of God. We just have to believe and pray .


 ​THE FATHER ENSURES OUR DESTINY

"And we know all things work together for good to those who love God, who are the called according to His purpose. For whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son. thatHe might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He also called. these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.  ROMANS 8:28-30



THE FATHER'S LOVE TRIUMPHS IN CHRIST

​What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns?

It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written:"For Your sake we are killed all day long; "We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." 

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  ROMANS 8:31-39



UNBELIEF OF THE JEWS DESPITE GOD'S BLESSINGS

I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.


But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel , nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but: In Isaac your seed shall be called." That is those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. For this is the word of promise: "At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son." And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac ( for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls.) it was said to her,"The older shall serve the younger. " As it is written, "Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated."

Symbols: The God's Call: 2 Nations: 

The older son:       Esau/Israel (the Jews).

The younger son:  Jacob/Greece (the Greeks ).



GOD IS JUST IN HIS CHOICE ...

TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER AND THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY KNOWN ON THE PREPARED FOR GLORY VESSELS OF MERCY ...

                                                                                                                                                                                               ROMANS 9:14-25

What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses. " I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion." So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. For the Scriptures says to the Pharaoh,"For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth." Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?" But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it. "Why have you made me like this?" Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?

What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whom He called not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?



ISRAEL REJECTS, GENTILES RECEIVE THE GOSPEL

​How beautiful are the  feet of those who preach the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who brings tidings of good things!" But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"So then faith comes by hearing by the word of God? But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: "Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world."

But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says: "I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation."  ROMANS 10:14-19

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What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Just as it is written: "God has given them a spirit of stupor; Eyes that they should not see And ears that they should not hear; To this very day." 

And David says: "Let their table become a snare and a trap, A stumbling block and recompense to them. Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, And bow downtheir back always."    ROMANS:11: 7-10 



GENTILES ARE BEING SAVED       

I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall?   Certainly not! But through their fall to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness?    For I speak  to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be put but life from the dead?    ROMANS 11:11-15                                 

                                               ​​​THE CUP AND HIS GARMENTS​ ...

Jesus said:"Abba, Father  all things are possible for you. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what you will."  Mark 14:36


 And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, ...they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink.."  Matthew  27:34​


 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it withsour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. Matthew  27:48


THE WIDE GATE LEADS TO DESTRUCTION  


Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.



BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS "RAVENOUS WOLVES"

BY THEIR FRUITS YOU WILL KNOW THEM


Beware of false prophets, who came 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 tree cannot bear bad fruit, not can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.Therefore by their fruits you will know them. MATTHEW 7:13-20                                                                                                                                                         

SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE GREEKS:

YOU ARE CHRIST'S, AND CHRIST IS GOD'S

EXAMINE YOURSELVES AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE FAITH. TEST YOURSELVES ...



For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas,or the world or life or death, or things or things to come all are yours.And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

1 CORINTHIANS 3:23


We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification. 2 CORINTHIANS 19


For though Jesus was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God.For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power

of God toward you. 1 CORINTHIANS 4


Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.​ Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.                                                                                                                           2 CORINTHIANS 13:4-6


Are you not my work in the Lord? If I am not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you.

For you are the Seal of my Apostleship in the Lord.1 CORINTHIANS  9:2


SYMBOLS:

The Good Shepherd who will save the Lost Sheep: Jesus Christ our Saviour.

The Hireling who he is not the Shepherd: Our hireling Spiritual Leaders.

The lost sheep (today): Greece "the beloved sheep" of Jesus the whole Orthodoxy today, the sheep of Israel /Jews, and also the Christian believers and the whole world!

In the belly of the wolf/sea creature/pit: in the belly of the debt pit, in the pit of Ecumenism, in the darkness, away from the presence of God, in Hades, in Hell.

​The sheep of the other fold (obvious this sheep is lost too): The other Christian believers around the world.

​​​​MATTHEW 27: 23-35

PREDICTION OF PETER'S DENIAL

THE CUP

ARE YOU STILL  SLEEPING AND RESTING?

A TEMPTATION...

BEHOLD MY BETRAYER IS AT HAND!


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 risen, I will go ahead of you into Galillee."

Peter said to Him, "Even if all fall away on account of You, I never will."

 Truly I tell you, Jesus declared "this very night before the rooster crowsyou will deny Me three times. "

Peter replied to Him, "Even if I must die with you,I will never deny You,"And the rest of disciples said the same.

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go and pray over there." And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me."

He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."

Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter; What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray,lest you enter into temptation.The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done."And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. So He left, went away again, and prayed and third, saying the same words. Then He came to His desciples and said to them,"Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going.  See, My betrayer is at hand."


COMPARABLE SYMBOLS/ MEANINGS:

Peter: Jesus's Orthodox Church

All of you will be made stumble because of me: Jesus is the stumbling block/His Holy Body /His  Church (Jesus words fulfilled).

I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered: the main Shepherd and all the others also has been stricken. (Jesus words fulfilled).  

But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee: ---

Peter's denial: The Greek Orthodox Church and all the Patriarchates/and also the whole body of Orthodoxy denied Jesus. (fulfilled)

The cup (the ox and gal): spiritual temptation is coming/crisis/religious internal wars, crucifixion and burial of Jesus body/His church (fulfilled but not completed.)

Peter and the disciples of Jesus sleeping :

A betrayer is at hand:

​crucifixion: destruction of Greece/ the body of Jesus/ His Church


Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand, and destruction will come from God.  ISAIAH 13:6

GET UP AND CALL YOUR GOD... WE ARE PERISHING!


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 afraid and 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 captain said to him,"Why are you snoring? Get up call your God, that you may keep us safe so we do not perish." Tell us, where do you come from and what country and people are? What is this that you did? For the men knew he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord..​ "What should we do to you that the sea will calm itself for us?

 And Jonah said to them, "I am a servant of the Lord, and I worship the Lord God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land." Take me up and into the sea, and the sea will grow calm for you, for I know this great tempest is upon you because of me."

..So they took up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. And the men feared the Lord even more, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and vowed vows. 

Now the Lord commanded a huge sea creature to shallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the sea creature three days and three nights.

SAINT PAUL SAID TO CORINTHIANS             2 CORINTHIANS 2 11:20-21

For you put up with it ifone brings you into bondage, if onedevours you, Ifone takes from you, if oneexalts himself, if one strikes you on the face. To our shame I say that we were too weak for that! But in whatever anyone is bold I speak foolishly I am bold also.

​​SAINT PAUL TO THE GREEKS: "AS POOR, YET MAKING MANY RICH"

 We give no offence in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: ​​in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults,

in labors, ....as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.        2 Corinthians 6:3-10


SAINT PAUL TO THE GREEKS:  "YOU THROUGH POVERTY MIGHT BECOME RICH"               2 CORINTHIANS 8:8-9 

Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through poverty might become rich."  ​                                                                                                                    

JESUS CHRIST AS "THE GOOD SHEPHERD"

Comparing the Greek Crisis with Isaiah's prophecy (1:2-23) and finding the similarities.


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 crib; but Israel does not know Me, and the people do not understand Me." Alas, sinful nation, a people full of sins, an evil seed, lawless children. The forsook the Lord; they provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel. Why should you still be struck as you continue in lawlessness? The whole head is in pain, and the whole heart in sadness. From the feet all the way to the head, there is no soundness in them, only wounds and bruises and festering sores. They have not been closed or bandaged, or soothed with ointment. Your land is desolate; your cities are burned with fire. Strangers take over your land in your presence and it is made desolate, overthrown by foreign people.So the daughter

of Zion is forsaken, like a tent in a vineyard, like a hut in a garden of cucumbers, like a besieged city. Unless the Lord of hosts had left us a seed, we would have become like Sodom and been made like Gomorrah. Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom. Give ear to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah: " I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of lambs. I do not desire the blood of bulls and he-goats. When you come to appear before Me, who required  these things from your hands to tread My court? ... I cannot endure your new moons, and Sabbaths, and the calling of assembles, and fasting and holy day. Your new moons and feasts My soul hates. You have become a dissatisfaction to Me; I will not forgive your sins. When you stretch forth your hands to Me, I will not turn My eyes from you. Although you make many prayers,

I will not listen to you. Your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean. Put away the evils from your souls before My eyes. Cease from your evils. Learn to do good. Seek judgment and redeem the wronged. Defend the orphan and justify the widow. Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, although your sins are like crimson, I shall make them white like snow, and although they are asscarlet,I shall make them white like wool. If you are  willing and obedient, you shall eat the good things of the land. But if you are unwilling and disobedient, you shall be devoured by the sword." for the mouth of the  Lord has spoken. How the faithful city of Zion has become a prostitute! It was full of Judgment...Your rulers are disobedient and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes and follows after rewards. ISAIAH 1:2-23

THE PROPHECY OF JESUS CHRIST FULFILLED!


Jesus  said: Yes the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.  JOHN 15:2                                                                  

COMPARABLE ​SYMBOLS:

The Greeks (servants/stewards/slaves): in the Dept Pit (trap, dungeon, prison), in the grave, abyss, hades, hell.) The tunic of Greece was sold for nothing to the nations. The Greeks are also the body of Christ, an epistle of Christ, ministers of the new covenant of the Spirit which gives life and will be more glorious, the aroma of life leading to life, stewards of the mysteries of God, workers, ambasandors,  (Corinthians)

Joseph (servant/slave/steward): in the Pit (trap) sold as slave, in the prison, servant of God, steward on the house (grave, abyss, hades, hell.) Joseph sold for 20 pieces of Gold.

Jonah (slave/servant/steward): in the belly of the fish (grave, prison, abyss of the ocean, hades, hell.)

Jonah was a servant of God and a steward of the missionary plan of God.

Jesus (slave, servant/steward) (in a morphe of a slave, servant being born in human likeness, and before his crucifiction, He was a steward of the heavenly treasures ) : in the grave, prison, abyss, hades, hell, in the tomb.)  Christ tunic was sold too.

The chains, the bondage: the chains of Christ,  the chains of a slave, the chains of Joseph in prison, the chains of Jonah inprisoned in the dungeon of the belly of the fish ``I descended into the earth, the bars of which are everlasting barriers``.  The Greek chains and the bondage of euro dept and of sins, the chains and bondage of the Hebrews. The chains of the sinners in Hell.  Jesus was a conqueror he broke the chains the bondage of sin, death, of Hades, and grave and He resurrected. Jonah resurrected and Joseph became ruler of Egypt and his brothers bowed down to Him...

The word " doulos"referring to the Christian life and service "bond servant of Christ".

Slave/Doulos/servant: to a master "doulos of Christ", enslaved by sins, workers of God's, messengers.

Jesus emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men."


​ COMPARING WITH THE WORDS OF APOSTLE PAUL TO 2 CORINTHIANS 4:1-15

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy we do not lose heart. ... 

"For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves bondservants for Jesus's sake. For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. .. .we believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God

Therefor we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing , yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

The Resurrection of Lazarus bore witness

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus    John 12 15:

"Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,

A colt, the foal of a donkey." Matthew 21:5

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; He is righteous and saving; He is gentle and mounted upon a donkey, even a young foal.   Zechariah 9: 9

Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

Jesus is the Living Water springing up into everlasting Life! 

The hour is coming... The true worshippers

A wishy Well is a Well with no water 

A washy Well is a well with Jesus Christ the Living Water!

JESUS CHRIST "THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR"!

A SYMBOL OF CHRIST, THE GOOD SHEPHERD​

HERMES "THE ANCIENT GREEK MESSENGER"

AS "THE GOOD SHEPHERD" OF ACROPOLIS

DESCEND INTO ABYSS...


    THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD 

But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.1 Corinthians 11:31-32

PAUL'S MINISTRY: THE GLORY OF GOD

SAINT PAUL TO THE GREEKS      2 CORINTHIANS 3:1-18, 4:1-6

THE GREEKS ARE THE MINISTERS OF THE NEW COVENANT OF THE SPIRIT ! 

YOU ARE AN EPISTLE OF CHRIST WRITTEN BY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD ON THE TABLETS OF FLESH, OUR HEART!

YOU ARE THE MINISTERS OF THE NEW COVENANT OF THE SPIRIT WHICH GIVES LIFE ...

WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY.

A LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS...

THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT WILL BE MORE GLORIOUS!


You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets

of flesh, that is ,our heart. 

And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much glorious.


​Therefore since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted  in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.


Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


THE POWER OF AN APOSTLE

For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake.

For all things are for your sakes, that grace...may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God


But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you.

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to thegloryof God.


...continues

He was oppressed ...

Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,

And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,

so He did not open His mouth.  Isaiah 53:7

THE ANOINTING AT BETHANY     MARK 14:3-9


And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the Leper as He (Jesus) sat at the table, woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard.Then she broke the flask and pour it on His head. But there was some who were indignant among themselves, and said, "Why was this fragrant oil wasted? ...

But Jesus said, ``Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; But Me you do not have always. She has done what she could.She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her."

AND GREAT WAS ITS FALL ...

But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house:and it fell.​​And great was its fall.                                           MATTHEW 7:26-27

THE SYMBOL OF DONKEY IN BIBLE... A DONKEY PROTECTING THE PROPHET FROM THE SWORD OF THE ANGEL OF GOD ALTHOUGH THE PROPHET STRIKING HIS DONKEY THREE TIMES.

A cartoon with a Greek tied donkey who doesn`t  want to move, a colt, a donkey speaking, a donkey's carcass with vultures ...


The symbol of donkey in the Holy Bible : The story of Balaam the prophet with his speaking donkey, of the King Balak with his ambassadors/leaders, an angel with a knife and Balaks evil wish to  "Curse the blessed people of Israel".   NUMBERS 22

The parallel story of prophet Balaam's donkey.

Christ descend into Hell ...

 The Greeks today are servants, slaves inside the Pit /Dungeon of Debt , in Hades/Hell, in Abyss, in the Tomb like Christ before His Resurrection.

Holy Thursday Troparion


They shared my garments among themselves, and cast lots for my clothing,

Why does an ungodly lawless people practice falsehood?

Why did they condemn to death life itself? Wonder of wonders!

The Creator of the Universe is given into wicked hands,

and the love of humankind is lifted up on a Cross, that He may free the captives of Hades.

Cherubim turn cry out to Him: "Long- suffering Lord, glory to You!"

JOSEPH'S BROTHERS BOW DOWN TO HIM...


So the brothers said, "Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil we did to him."

So they came to Joseph saying,"Before your father died he commanded, saying, "Thus you shall say to Joseph,

"I beg you, forgive the injustice of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you." Now, forgive the injustice of the servants of the God of your father." And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, "Behold, we are your servants." GENESIS 50:15-18                         

SYMBOLS:

Alexander the Great died 33 years old (the Conqueror of the Universe): Jesus Christ died at 33 years old and then resurrected (The Conqueror of death and sin, the A and the Ω in the history of the world!). Greece is Jesus.

The Gordian Knot: The Bondage of the slaves, prisoners, and of the sinners in Hell. The chains of death, grave and sins. Slavery-Captivity.


GREECE IS THE LAMP, AND SHOULD BE IN THE LAMP-STAND

GREECE HAS THE "LIGHT OF GOD"  IS JESUS CHRIST

ALEXANDER IS THE SYMBOL OF JESUS CHRIST THE CONQUEROR OF THE UNIVERSE​ OF DEATH & SIN

He who digs a pit for his neighbor shall fall into it, and he who rolls a stone rolls it upon himself.                                                    PROVERBS 26:28

AND JESUS SAID TO THE GREEKS ...


Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead,bore witness.  For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had donethis sign. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!" ​

Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying,"Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

But Jesus answered them, saying," The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the groundand 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."


​THE JUDGMENT OF THE WORLD. THE CROSS.

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 judgment 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 bywhat 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 Manmust be lifted up?" Who is this Son of Man?"


BECOME SONS OF LIGHT

Then Jesus said to them, "A little while longer the light  is with you. Walk while you have  the light, lest darknessovertake you;he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.  While you have  the light, believe in  the light,  that you may become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.


WHO HAS BELIEVED JESUS WORD'S?

 But althoughHe had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: "Lord, who has believed our report?  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"


Therefore they could  not believe, because Isaiah said again:

 "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."

These things Isaiah said when he sawHis glory and spoke  of Him.


​Nevertheless even among the rulers many believedin Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more that the praise of God.

 

JESUS WORDS: FROM THE FATHER

Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. ​And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges

him- the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."

The Heavenly Ladder, the Ladder of the Divine Ascend.

The Second Coming of Christ. The Judgment of the works.

​The Adoration of the name of Jesus, a painting by El Greco.

BYZANTINE GREEK ICONS

​​DOMNAS ICONS

WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF ...  THESE ARE YOUR GODS.

TRANSGRESSING THE LAW ... THE WRATH OF THE LORD .

THEN I WILL MAKE YOU A GREAT NATION ...



But the Lord said to Moses," Go quickly! whom you brought  out of the land of Egypt transgressing the law. They turned aside quickly from the way I commanded them. They made themselves a calf and are worshipping and sacrifice to it, and

are saying, "These are your gods.." Now therefore, let Me be, that I may burn in wrath against them and consume them. Then I will make of you a great nation."  EXODUS 32:7-10


"I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol or a likeness of anything in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth. You shall

not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God..."   EXODUS 20:2-6



"Whoever sins against Me, I will blot him out of My book...Nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will strike them for their sin." EXODUS 32:33-34

Greece in ruins today. Hellenism  scattered all over the world.

​The sheep is lost and  went astray!



​​SYMBOLS:

ACROPOLIS: IS " THE SACRED TEMPLE OF GOD'S" OF HELLENISM BUILD ON THE SACRED STONE "CHRIST). REPRESENTS OUR ANCIENT GREEK HERITAGE AND IS THE TRADEMARK OF GREECE. 

AGIA SOPHIA CHURCH IN CONSTANTINOPLE:  IS THE "TEMPLE OF GOD" , THE "SACRED BUILDING- CHURCH". REPRESENTS OUR BYZANTINE GREEK HERITAGE  AND  IS THE TRADEMARK OF BYZANTINE GREEK ORTHODOXY. 

JESUS CHRIST: IS "THE SACRED AND THE LIVING STONE " OF THE GOD'S BUILDING-GOD'S HOLY CHURCH AND IS THE TRADEMARK OF GREECE.

"BUILD ON THE STONE" THE FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES...

Jesus, Joseph, Jonah and Greece: was the "Snare",

 " the Stumbling Rock", "the Stone of Offence", "the Sacrificial Lamb" ," the 'Rejected Stone", and finally

the "Chief Cornerstone."