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Grammatical Analysis and Historical Context of Daniel 9:25: Insights on the Timeline Prophecy and the Rebuilding of the Temple

Grammatical Analysis:
The book of Daniel, chapter 9, verse 25 reads, “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” The grammatical structure of this verse differs slightly in the KJV, NIV, and CTS versions, as follows:


The book of Daniel, chapter 9, verse 25 is a crucial passage in the Bible that has been the subject of much scholarly debate and analysis. This verse is a prophecy about the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after it was destroyed, and it has significant grammatical differences in various versions of the Bible, including the King James Version (KJV), New International Version (NIV), and Catholic Translation Service (CTS). In this article, we will conduct a comprehensive grammatical analysis of this passage and examine its historical context and prophecies regarding the rebuilding of the temple. We will also discuss the impact of grammatical changes on the prophecy’s meaning and draw insights from Rabbi Tovia’s interpretation.

KJV: “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”

NIV: “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.”

CTS: “Know and understand this: from the issuing of the word to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the coming of the Anointed, a prince, there shall be seven weeks; during sixty-two weeks it shall be rebuilt, with squares and moat, despite the times.”
The KJV version uses archaic language and includes “threescore” instead of “sixty,” which may confuse modern readers. In contrast, the NIV and CTS versions use more contemporary language and provide more clarity about the prophecy’s timeline and events. However, the overall meaning of the verse remains consistent across all versions.

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Seeing the Holy Spirit in everyday occurrences.

We often associate the Holy Spirit in Christian tradition, with a dove on fire.

But can this symbolism be seen else where.

I believe it can.

If we ask ourselves, essentially what is the Holy spirit symbolised as, only a bird in flames.

This imagery presents itself particularly clearly in mythology with the phoenix, where certain modern day fantasy films have taken this imagery and inserted it into particular scenes and themes.

The film Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix is one such film where this imagery is present.

The film X-Men is another where the character of the phoenix presents itself.

While trying to understand the nature of the Holy Spirit and whether this imagery represents and actual bird on fire, we may look to Hindu understanding of energy centres to try and discern this topic… 🙏🙏🙏

Interestingly, it is the solar plexus which is associated with the heart organ and fire, perhaps moving us ever closer to an understanding of an internal change which transforms us.

While trying to understand the nature of this change we may also apply Hindu understanding of energy centres and apply it to the scene in X-Men apocalypse, when phoenix destroys Apocalypse…


We may ask ourselves why Apocalypse is portrayed as being a dark blue color, while reflecting on the energy centre which this color represents.

The imagery of Apocalypse represents the mind and perhaps in particular, the male ego mind.

Here with this scene in X-Men Apocalypse, Phoenix is presented purely as female, although both characters may have equal amounts of male and female within and without, but for simplicity we will keep to the theme of genders as it is presented within this scene.

Here we can see how Phoenix or the Holy Spirit totally annialates Apocalypse, simply because he only thinks of himself and has no-one to help him.

What the power of the Holy Spirit does to us is breaks our mind and our identity with our ego, shattering every assumption of control we may think we have in life.

When our mind is broken like this, scripture prompts us to follow and walk with Christ, opening our hearts to one another, to make new connections in faith.

While focusing on others we find new allognments beginning to blossom, new friendships begin to emerge and an allingment with what other spiritual traditions call twin flames.

Feeling that everything is eternally lost while merging into an eternal union… 🙏🙏🙏

This transformative process is the Holy spirits safe guard, it is how it can ensure its children are protected as it brings new relationships together.

The Healing Power of Sea Salt and Bicarbonate Soda in Drinking Water: Insights from Doctor Hazel R. Parcels and Scriptural Passages

Water is one of the essential elements required for human survival. We need it to stay hydrated, flush out toxins from our body, and keep our organs functioning correctly. However, not all water is created equal. The quality of the water we drink can significantly impact our overall health and well-being. Adding sea salt and bicarbonate soda to our drinking water is a simple and effective way to improve its quality and, subsequently, our health. Doctor Hazel R. Parcels, a renowned health practitioner, has extensively researched the benefits of this combination, and her findings are worth exploring.

Benefits of Adding Sea Salt and Bicarbonate Soda to Water

Balances pH Levels
The human body’s pH level is essential to maintaining overall health. A pH level that is too acidic or alkaline can lead to several health problems. Sea salt and bicarbonate soda have alkalizing properties that can help balance the pH levels in our body. This balance is crucial for maintaining healthy organ function and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
Helps with Digestion
Poor digestion is a common problem that many people face. It can lead to several issues such as bloating, constipation, and even weight gain. Adding sea salt and bicarbonate soda to water can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. This increased production can help break down food more efficiently, allowing for better nutrient absorption and improved overall digestive health.

Detoxifies the Body
Our body is exposed to several toxins daily, from the air we breathe to the food we eat. These toxins can accumulate in our body and lead to several health problems. Sea salt and bicarbonate soda can help detoxify our body by flushing out these toxins. The combination helps alkalize our body and supports the liver’s natural detoxification process, leading to better overall health.
Enhances Mental Clarity and Focus
Doctor Hazel R. Parcels found that adding sea salt and bicarbonate soda to water can help remove radiation from our body. This removal leads to increased mental clarity and focus, allowing us to think and perform better. It is worth noting that while there is radiation in our food, the levels are generally low and not harmful to human health.
Scriptural Passages about Salt and Bread
Salt and bread have been significant elements in human history and culture. Many scriptural passages mention the significance of these elements in religious practices and rituals. Here are some examples:

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Matthew 25:31-46

I was naked and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.
‘Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
‘Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”
‘And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’

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Do atheists believe in the Biblical 3 wise men…

Everyone has there own personal interpretation upon the life of Christ.

My own view is that the symbolism, in scripture and in Christian images conveys a spiritual awakening and it is my belief that Jesus went through this awakening 2000 years ago, and died spiritually.

The 3 wise men in bible have to be coming from the far east with ideas from Hinduism and Buddhism as bethlehem is in the middle east.

Therefore you can apply far Eastern spiritual understanding to certain texts and images within Christianity.

These 3 wise men are following a star, so there is an element of esotericism or astrology within Christianity.

If we study Hinduism we come across this idea of energy centres, 7 to be exact.

There are 7 days of the week, seven solfegio tones etc.

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Harmonics of the Bible

The harmonics of the Bible is a complex and fascinating topic that delves into the hidden meanings and connections between numbers, music, and spirituality. One number that plays a significant role in this discussion is the number 27. This number appears in various contexts within the Bible, as well as in music theory, and has been studied by scholars and mystics for centuries.

In music theory, the number 27 is significant because of its connection to Pythagoras’ music theorem. Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, is credited with discovering the mathematical ratios that govern musical harmony. He found that the interval between two notes that are an octave apart is a ratio of 2:1. When this ratio is multiplied by itself, the resulting ratio is 3:2. This is the ratio of the perfect fifth, which is considered to be the most consonant interval in music.

When these ratios are multiplied by themselves again, the resulting ratio is 9:4, which is the ratio of the perfect fourth. This process can be continued, and the result is a series of ratios that form a musical scale. If you add up these ratios, the sum is 27. This suggests that the number 27 is connected to the fundamental principles of musical harmony, and is a symbol of the unity and balance that is at the heart of music.

In the Bible, the number 27 also appears in a number of significant ways. For example, there are 27 books in the New Testament, which is a testament to the divinity of Jesus Christ. Additionally, there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and one of them, the letter “&”, is missing. This is significant because the letter “&” represents the concept of unity, and its absence suggests that humanity is not yet in a state of unity. When we add the letter “&” to the alphabet, the total number of letters becomes 27, which symbolizes the unity that will be achieved when humanity is in harmony with the divine.

Another place where the number 27 appears in the Bible is in the book of Numbers. In the book of Numbers, the Israelites were commanded to take a census of all the males who were able to go to war. The total number of males who were counted was 603,550. If you add the digits of this number together, the sum is 27. This suggests that the Israelites were symbolically representing all of humanity in this census and the number 27 represents the unity and harmony that will be achieved when humanity is in harmony with the divine.

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Gospel reading Matthew 11: 2 – 11

In the Gospel for the previous Sunday (Matthew 3:1-12), we heard the stirring words of John the Baptist at the Jordan River concerning the one who is to come.
The Messiah, he said, will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire, and he will exercise judgment. In the fashion of a swashbuckler, his coming will be dramatic, to say the least.

But Jesus does not really fit the mold. He comes on the scene as one who proclaims the kingdom of God, calls upon people to trust in God, heals the sick, and befriends tax collectors and persons labeled “sinners.” It is little wonder that John, now sitting in prison with time to think, questions whether Jesus is the one to come or not. Jesus fits neither John`s expectations nor those of Jewish messianism in general. John’s question in 11:3 is therefore totally understandable: “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?”

The question of John and the response of Jesus in 11:2-6 are actually relayed by disciples of John the Baptist. (That John had disciples is attested not only here and in its parallel at Luke 7:18-23, but also in John 1:35; 3:25.) John is now not certain whether Jesus is the “coming one,” an expression which refers to the Messiah as the one to come (Matthew 21:9, Mark 11:9, Luke 19:38, John 12:13, Heb 10:37), based on Old Testament imagery (Psalm 118:26).

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“No tree can grow to Heaven unless it’s roots reach down to Hell.”

In the journey to become enlightened — the path to become the greatest version of human possible — you must see the evil within yourself.

Think of the worst atrocities that humankind has committed — then realize and come to terms with the fact that you hold the potential within you to commit those same atrocities. It is not enough to merely acknowledge the potential — you must truly understand/comprehend the capacity for evil within you. You must meditate on these evils, and their accompanying motivations, consequences, and feelings…feelings of enjoying inflicting evil and suffering upon others. You must feel how gratifying it can be to be Adolf Hitler for example.

Only then are you truly capable of embodying the greatest good. True goodness does not emerge from a happy ignorance of evil — these people fall apart when they encounter true evil that they do not have a theory for. This is how PTSD emerges. Goodness can only come from a true understanding of evil, and the choice to act in the good in the face of the suffering of life.

This truth is written in our genetic code, and is likely why we all feel a sense of gratification when the evil villain redeems himself into the hero that saves the day.

This idea of goodness being emergent from the understanding, and subsequent rejection of evil is reflected in the story of Christ (the central figure in Western culture) rejecting the temptation of Satan three times in the Judaean desert, where Christ plays the archetype of the perfect human: he who, through unjustly being nailed to a cross and tortured by the world of unenlightened man, willingly embraces his own suffering and carries it on his back along with the suffering and darkness of all men. If we envision life as a game, and “God” as the rules/enforcer of the rules of the game, then Christ is the “perfect player” of the game who makes the correct decision in every circumstance that he encounters — that which all can aspire to.

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Luke 23: 35 – 43

Christ of God, the Chosen One!

Christ of God.

This is one of the special passages of the Holy Scriptures, riddled with mockery, scorn, ridicule, and suffering.

Regardless of everything that Jesus went through, He wanted and was persistent in only one thing all that time, and that was to free us from sin, give us eternal life and prepare apartments in the Kingdom of His Father.

Soldiers and many others mocked Jesus, so a sign appeared on the crisis above his head with the inscription ‘This is the king of the Jews’.

In the following, we witness the conversation of 2 robbers who were crucified with Jesus, one on his right and the other on his left, when we go a little deeper into thinking, we can only guess what was going through the minds of these people at that moment of agony and torment at the crisis, but again we see that regardless of everything, the left-hand thief still insulted Jesus as if the condemnation was not enough for him to turn and repent, but that’s why we see that the right-hand thief subdues the first one and says:
‘Don’t you fear God too, who are under the same condemnation? But we in justice because we deserved it with our actions, and he – he didn’t do anything wicked.’

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The destruction of the Temple was prophesied

Gospel Reading – Sunday 13th Dec – Luke 21:5-19

Early Christians often greeted each other with “maranatha” it is an Aramaic expression for the imminent return of Jesus Christ after his ascension to heaven, come Lord Jesus.

They took those words seriously because they were aware that they were living in the last times.
Let me clarify that the last times in which we live have lasted since the very astonishment of the Lord Jesus. The Lord warns us not to be deceived and to always be awake and ready for his second coming. .
Jesus teaches us not to admire the walls of the temple, something that is transient, but to understand that God is a spirit that is always and everywhere. Which Jesus says that the temple of the Holy Spirit is transitory and perishable, only the spiritual soul remains and after this worldly death it passes into the spiritual dimension of eternity, and the mortal body will be resurrected on the last day.Because we are Christ’s witnesses, witnesses of his resurrection.

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