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Bethlehem Ephrathah

December 20, 2023

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Sheep today graze on the hills surrounding Bethlehem. The red circle is the location of Bethlehem today.

“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me
[Yahweh] to be ruler in Israel.
His goings forth are from long ago,
From the days of eternity.” Mic. 5:2

Micah 5:2 is an amazing prophecy of Israel's coming King. It specifically states Israel's Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. The verse also states the Messiah will bring lasting security and His rule will be eternal.

Ephrathah is the ancient name of Bethlehem and is directly tied together in these verses:

So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). Gen. 35:19 

... and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem. Ruth 4:11b

God wanted to make sure the prophecy about the coming Messiah being born in Bethlehem was understood to be the city located just five miles south of Jerusalem.

One reason for mentioning Ephrathah was that there were other cities named Bethlehem. In the United States there is Auburn, Washington, and Auburn, Alabama. There's Pittsburgh, PA and Pittsburgh, ND. And there are 47 cities named Washington in the U.S.

So to distinguish Bethlehem from say Bethlehem in Zebulum (Josh 19:15) the Lord tied Bethlehem to its ancient name Ephrathah (sometimes spelled "Ephrath").

Bethlehem was known for being where King David was born (1 Sam. 17:12). But Bethlehem's main claim to fame was being the place where almost all the sacrificial sheep were born. There were 20,000 or so sheep needed just for Passover each spring.

Today shepherds tend sheep around Bethlehem ... seen in the distance

Bethlehem's proximity to Jerusalem and its surrounding grassy lands made it a logical place to raise the tens of thousands of sacrificial sheep each year.

At the time of Jesus, in the weeks before Passover, shepherds would LEAD (literally) the sheep (In the U.S. we DRIVE the sheep) north to Jerusalem to be sold as Passover lambs.

So it's important to note that in the middle of all those thousands of sacrificial sheep being born, Jesus was born. John the Baptist tied this fact together while baptizing at the Jordan River.

The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 

Kenny, our Israeli guide, points out Herod's Tomb, top left in the picture.

On trips to Israel it's easy to stand on the southern edge of Jerusalem and see across the shepherds' fields to Bethlehem. It's also interesting that you can see King Herod's tomb, a distant mountaintop prominently carved flat.

King Herod was a nasty man who was so worried about being dethroned that he had three of his sons killed, as well as one of his wives. When he knew he was dying he ordered many of the prominent men around the city to be rounded up. Once he died, they were to be killed to make the day of his death a day of great mourning.

Fortunately, just after Herod died his sister, Salome, rescinded the order.

So looking across that ancient terrain you have the King by Might contrasted with the King by Right.

Today, one is dead and One is alive.

Merry Christmas!


In looking over the links below, I feel sorry for anyone trying to understand what's going on in the world without using the Bible as a guide! BP

---Click on any fuzzy picture below to clear it up---

Taking Matters Into Your Own Hand Grenades

45-second video


Hey, in some places people way over-react to losing a vote over a pay raise... just saying!

Climate Change Refuted

4-minute video


Alex Newman is one of the top alternate media researchers in America, and he slays the "science"!

For more info on the history of climate change changing all the time— CLICK HERE

And there is a great article by Jonathan Brentner exposing the climate emergency hoax being used to bring in a New World Order—CLICK HERE


Christmas In Prophecy

28-minute video


Dave Reagan, Nathan Jones and Dennis Pollock discuss 8 of the 108 fulfilled prophecies of Jesus' first coming.

Excess Deaths In Britain



The UK has been mystified for months over the increase in unexplained deaths, which has academics and media operatives searching for answers. Since all this began in 2021, I wonder what in the world could cause this? Interestingly, they're telling us it has nothing to do with the Covid va((ines. Why would they think we'd be concerned that the Covid va((ines would cause this??

Texas Sues Pfizer For False Advertising

Recently Texas launched extraordinary legal proceedings that could have wide-ranging political ramifications across the developed world.

Following a lengthy state investigation, Republican Attorney-General Ken Paxton sued pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for “false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices” related to its Covid-19 vaccines.

Paxton didn’t mince words. “We are pursuing justice for the people of Texas, many of whom were coerced by tyrannical vaccine mandates to take a defective product sold by lies,” he said in his November 30 statement.

“The facts are clear. Pfizer did not tell the truth about their Covid-19 vaccines. Whereas the Biden administration weaponized the pandemic to force illegal public health decrees on the public and enrich pharmaceutical companies, I will use every tool I have to protect our citizens who were misled and harmed by Pfizer’s actions.”

-Adam Creighton

Expect A Surprise To Cover Up Vax Deaths

10-minute video (watch a 2-minute highlight at the very beginning or start at 14-minute mark)


Leave it to analyst Ed Dowd to summarize where we are. He breaks down the destructive plans of the Globalists/Satanists to cover the massive death numbers from the COVID vaccine.

We Are Facing A Demographic Collapse Of Epic Proportions



In the US, the birth rate has been falling since the Great Recession, dropping almost 23 percent between 2007 and 2022. Today, the average American woman has about 1.6 children, down from three in 1950, and significantly below the “replacement rate” of 2.1 children needed to sustain a stable population.

Can you spot the trend?

Pulling The Wool Over The Eyes Of The Regulators

8-minute video


How Big Pharma got approval knowing the va((ine causes "Unintended Proteins." The first few minutes explains everything in layman's terms. Then it gets a bit technical... at least for me. Hey, I majored in Business Administration but Susie majored in Pre-Med so often I have to get her to explain this stuff!

May he rest in peace.

100K Christians Forcibly Starved

Epoch Times

Despite a near-total media blackout, 120,000 Armenian Orthodox Christians have been under blockade by their Muslim neighbors for pretty much the entirety of the year.
For nine months, these Armenian Christians were being starved to death by a blockade that was imposed on them by the government of Azerbaijan.
The area where these Christians were blockaded was the Nagorno-Karabakh region (or, as the Armenians call it, the Artsakh region). This is where tens of thousands of families were trapped and starved, until finally, in September, they accepted exile from the homeland and fled across the mountains to escape persecution.
While those in the West might look at what’s happening in Armenia as being completely separate from the war currently raging in Israel, it’s really worth mentioning that that’s not how the Muslim nations see it. For many Muslim leaders, this is all part of a broader conflict between the forces of the West (specifically Christendom and Judaism) versus the Islamic forces of the Middle East.
The Crusader-Crescent war that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned in a recent speech is a reference to the Christian crusaders versus the Crescent symbol of Islam. And he included what’s currently happening in Azerbaijan as just one example of that broader conflict—one battle in a larger war.

Nurse Exposes How People Died In Hospitals During Covid Lockdowns

22-minute video


In case you were wondering what was going on in the hospitals during the Covid lockdowns, when they wouldn't let anyone inside, this nurse spills the beans and it's not good! It's tough truth, but well worth the watch!

The Truth About Our Economy



You won't hear this in the mainstream media. But everyone knows it in their gut.


This was a bit technical, so to recap: … Never va((inate a patient to treat a post-va((ine infection. Particularly with an experimental product which installs the genetic code for the damaging, long-lasting, and potentially lethal Spike protein.



This Is The End Of Democracy!

3-minute video


Tucker summarizes a situation better than anyone!

In October of 2020, they warned us...sorta. But Biden pushed these "safe and effective" poisons anyway because ... they wanted you to take the va((ine poison? Yes Martha, they want to kill us!

10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto:

1) Abolition of private property
2) Graduated income tax
3) Abolition of inheritance rights
4) Confiscation of the property of “rebels.”
5) A single national bank
6) Control of communication and transportation
7) Factories and all production owned by state
8) Every person must work for the state, no exceptions
9) Control agriculture, manufacturing and population distribution
10) Control and use education as indoctrination centers

Hey, it only took them 70 years!

Personal Pandemic Preparedness

12-minute video


An excellent video... John Fredricks lets Dr. McCullough talk with few interruptions and he covers a lot of ground! Excellent!

No wonder the bad guys love mail-in ballots!

17% of mail-in voters admit that in 2020 they voted in a state where they are “no longer a permanent resident”

21% of mail-in voters admitted that they filled out a ballot for a friend or family member.
17% of mail-in voters said they signed a ballot for a friend or family member “with or without his or her permission”
8% of likely voters say they were offered “pay” or a “reward” for voting in 2020.
The results of these survey questions show that voter fraud was widespread in the 2020 election, especially among those who cast mail-in ballots. If we have elections, expect this to happen again.

30 - 30 Land Grab

6-minute video (start at 5 minutes and end at 11 minutes--the rest is pretty slow. Watch at 1.25 speed)


So now the Globalists/Satanists want to own 30% of all the land in the USA by 3030.

Fake Meat, Real Problems

Fake meats are not about your health or the environment—they’re a tool to phase out farmers and ranchers and replace them with an ultra-processed food product that can be controlled by patents.

Remember that if government and corporate entities are able to take control of the food supply via fake food, they also control the people.

Creating lab-grown meat is “insanely expensive” and plagued by bacterial and viral contamination.

Despite the pharmaceutical-style manufacturing, lab-grown meat isn’t considered a pharmaceutical product, which means no human testing is required.

You should direct your food dollars not to corporate supermarket chains or fake food products but to small farmers growing real food.

Expect the bad guys to ban canning in the future!

The Great Taking Documentary

70-minute video or download the book, both free


I hope you can watch either the video or read the short book. It's an eye-opener!

As a brief summary, the book/video clearly documents how over the course of the last 20 years or so, the Globalists/Satanists have passed laws that subvert property rights by changing the Uniform Commercial Code in all 50 states.

In the event of a banking collapse, whoever takes over a bank takes the bank’s assets as collateral. Your deposits are “owned by the bank.” If you have a mortgage (1st or 2nd or secured line of credit) the bank owns your house. Same with cars financed through the bank.

This means if the government steps in to “Save the day” those assets with bank liens would then be owned by the government. They will dictate the new terms of your loan. You will own nothing and be (forced to be) happy.

And if these assets now owned by the banks must be sold to pay the creditors, you only receive a pro-rata return. When you put money in the bank you’re in the position of an unsecured creditor….you split anything left after the secured creditors are paid.

Even stocks/securities are now not owned by you. Your broker statements make it LOOK like you own stocks, but ownership has been replaced with a new legal concept called “security entitlement.”

This means if the broker goes bankrupt, “Safe Harbor” goes into effect. Whoever takes over the brokerage only pays you a pro-rata amount of what’s left after the new owner takes what they think is fair. You have no input.

This new view of stock ownership also makes you an unsecured creditor, and it has quietly been upheld in the courts here in the U.S. and around the world. Again, this also includes bank deposits whether or not they exceed the $250,000 “insured by the FDIC.”

If a crash happens, it’s too late to do anything. I’m not giving financial advice! I’m just pointing out a Biblical warning of which we should be well aware:

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave. Prov. 22:7

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless." - Thomas Jefferson

When you hear ding-bats screaming "From the river to the sea," they're saying they want Hamas to conquer Israel. But the Bible says that's not happening. Instead, a Jew will ultimately rule the world from Jerusalem. Go God.

It's Hard To Negotiate When The Other Side's Position Is - You All Die And Disappear—Bill Maher

Along those same lines...

Young Americans Think the Holocaust Is A 'Myth' & Israel Should Be Ended



Anti-Semitism has grown to its highest percent in about three decades. Since the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel, the question many are asking is, did the attacks spark this outburst in anti-Semitism, or did it expose what had already been building for some time?

Va((ine Bully Sees The Light

17-minute video
This is fascinating....this Minnesota pediatrician admits his mistakes when he realized "My va((inated kids are the sickest; the partially va((inated kids are not as sick; and the unva((inated kids are the healthiest!" Naturally Big Pharma called out the dogs on him but he survived going to court. Amazing story.
If you want to read an interesting article written from the other side of this, CLICK HERE

This volcano's recent eruption in Iceland doesn't worry the locals there...they say they're well prepared. Hope that's not like saying "The Titanic is unsinkable." The last time it exploded, 2 years ago, it shut down air traffic in Europe for almost two weeks!


The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up a Jan. 6 case that challenges the most frequently charged felony from that day could upend more than 330 criminal cases and eliminate the most potent weapon wielded by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

On Dec. 13, the High Court granted certiorari to a petition of appeal from Jan. 6 defendant Joseph W. Fischer, 57, of Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Fischer is among the hundreds of defendants in cases regarding the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach who are charged with corruptly obstructing an “official proceeding”—the joint session of Congress that met to tally Electoral College votes and hear objections from members.

The DOJ put the Jan. 6 protesters in its sights with the unprecedented use of a 2002 evidence-tampering statute to prosecute them for delaying the counting of votes from the 2020 presidential election.

The Supreme Court's decision could knock the heart out of hundreds of prosecutions and quash the unorthodox use of a law not designed to apply to anything but corrupt accounting practices.

Another "Can you spot the trend?"

Biden pushing for Israel to lose to Hamas

Of course he is.

Hamas Calls For Violence Against Americans


Hamas has never made a secret of the fact that its goal of destroying Israel is just part of a larger jihad to conquer the entire world for Islam.

Global Gatherings In 2024

The United Nations COP28 meeting of world leaders concluded last week in Dubai with an agreement which is being heralded as the "beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era." The agreement was reached by nearly 200 nations who signaled support for ending dependence on fossil fuel products, as well as committing to a "just and equitable transition" which will see "deep emissions cuts."

END, Compass eNews, Dec. 21, 2023


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