Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Manny Pacquiao won the most important match of his life.

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Recently the Jewish "Tablet" magazine reported about an Israeli champion of boxe, Yuri Foreman, who, during the session of training, is studying to become Orthodox Rabbi:
"These days, he trains at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn and is preparing for a fight Saturday that could win him a world-championship title, the first for an Israeli. But even more daunting, he says, is the work he does each morning and between training sessions: he is studying the Shulchan Aruch, or Jewish code of law, in preparation to become an Orthodox rabbi. Matt Lieber reports the story."

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/music/191873/folk-city-mcny-hoberman

I suddenly recalled about the Philippino champion of boxe, Manny Pacquiao, whom, told me the pastor of the Baptist church in Davao City who married us, became a born again Baptist. Manny won the most important match of his life:



"...Manny Pacquiao: ‘I changed when I heard the voice of God’


The welterweight world champion has left his womanising ways behind him and he has refocused on boxing and religion 
by Kevin Mitchell
Saturday 4 October 2014 19.43 BST 
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Nor does he claim, as some fighters have, that God is on his side. God is just, well, not as far away as he once imagined, certainly not when he was cutting loose in any nightspot that would let him in, from Manila to Los Angeles. “I have a lot of dreams and visions,” the world welterweight champion says in a voice as unthreatening as a mother’s whisper. “I even heard the voice of God. When I heard the voice of God, I am trembling and melting. I feel I have died. It was an amazing, amazing experience.
“I’m happy because I found the right way, salvation, born again. We are required to be born again, all of us. Christ said unless we are born again we cannot enter the kingdom of God. So it’s very important to me. Jesus Christ said: ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ There is no other way. The only way is through Jesus.”
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 I do not have the feeling I am in the presence of a man who could put me in hospital with a practised flick of his fist, who did exactly that inside two rounds in 2009 to Ricky Hatton, another fighter who did not stint on life’s pleasures, and is again struggling with those temptations. Pacquiao’s trainer of 13 years, Freddie Roach, is standing a few feet away. He has heard Manny’s story of redemption many times. “It’s more vital to him now than ever before,” Roach says. “He was born a Catholic, now he’s a born-again Christian. His mother [Dionesia] hates it. She’s always trying to force the Rosary on him. The only worry about it is that maybe it could hurt his political career, because 90% of the Philippines is Catholic and he’s a born-again Christian.”.....".
Read the entire article in the Guardian online:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

"...Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.".

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4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. [Psalms, ch. 91].
"The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the monkey-eating eagle or great Philippine eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines. It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest, and generally measures 86 to 102 cm (2.82 to 3.35 ft) in length and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kilograms (10.4 to 17.6 lb). It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface, with the Steller's sea eagle and the harpy eagle being larger in terms of weight and bulk.[2][3] Among the rarest and most powerful birds in the world, it has been declared the Philippine national bird.[4] It is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat due to deforestation in most of its range. Killing a Philippine eagle is punishable under Philippine law by 12 years in jail and heavy fines.[5]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_eagle

I don-t believe that the EAGLES of which Jesus spoke were the Roman soldiers.  It is most plausible that in them Christ wanted to represents the believers and the saints, or the angels protecting His body, the church of Christ  [see the comments also]:

"pegaso You don’t understand Jesus’s answer because you don’t understand the question. In Luke 17:37, the question is “Where, Lord”. Most believe this to be a question of [where will this happen], but that is not what they are asking, rather they are asking [where will they be taken]. Jesus’s answer coincides with 1 Thess 4:17. Jesus says in Matthew 24:28 and Like 17:37 (wheresoever the body or carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Jesus is referring to the rapture of the physical body and he states that wherever you (your body is, it will be where the eagles gather when you are taken). Question: Where do eagles gather? That’s right, very high; 15000 feet and are very social birds). The use of the word body in Luke and carcase in Matthew is descriptive of one who is mortal; alive but can perish versus those who are already dead. Now look at what 1 Thessalonians 4;17 says, ” Then we which are (alive) and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. I hope this helps. I do have a greater concern for the church body…that is when people believe the rapture will happen. PLEASE read Matthew, chapter 24. Jesus lays out everything that has to happen before the rapture of the church. We will go through some stuff; at least the first 6 seals. This includes those things described inMatthew 24:29 and Revelation 6:12-17. The good news is that we appear in Heaven in Revelation 7:9 after the 144,000 are sealed, escaping the 7 trumpets and the 7 last plagues. Prepare yourselves now. Flee from every temptation. Bury yourself in God’s word. Preach the gospel to anyone that has an ear. Be right and do right so you can be found blameless before our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless you all."
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