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Shepherds: How Did They Know Where To Go?

December 13, 2023

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The reason for the season...

It's amazing that today in the devil's world, Jesus' birth is celebrated to the ends of the earth. Not many really understand the magnitude of God coming to earth and being born as a human in order to die and personally save us from the fires of hell.

Was Jesus Born On December 25?

I always get well-meaning people dinging me about December 25 not being the day of Jesus' birth. And it wasn't. And Satan's done a great job with his Jesus substitute, Santa Claus. I loathe the Santa lie. I call him Satan's Claws.

You can read more about this Santa abomination: CLICK HERE

And for those who need something to hang their hat on on December 25, it is likely that Jesus was conceived on December 25. So celebrate Jesus' Conception Day! CLICK HERE 

That conversation should liven up your Christmas dinner!

The Wicked World Around Us

Three years ago few understood what was really going on in the world around us. Most, including myself, had no idea the Satanic trap that was being laid for an unsuspecting world.

But now people are beginning to understand what our breathtaking rescue at the Rapture is all about—God's wrath is at the door. Non-Christians even sense something is going on. So it's given Believers many more opportunities to share eternal truths. People are asking questions. Believers have the needed answers.

Last week I inserted our "Before and After Rapture" graphic that we'll use in our "Dead Ahead" evangelical mailer we'll be sending out beginning this spring. We had lots of input and made some small adjustments.

Here is the latest version we're planning to use:

I marvel at the fact that last year we had over 75K views of Compass videos on our YouTube channel. Rumble and Compass TV views push the total to over 100K.

As you know, our videos aren't there to make you feel good as a Christian. They CAN make you feel good, it just depends on the topic. Point is, our videos and articles are there to teach Biblical truth which often "cuts to the bone."

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb. 4:12 

When you combine the numbers reached each week by our eNews and Good Morning Lord! Bible studies, it’s mind-numbing. God has allowed us to communicate a lot of Biblical truth for over 30 years. PTL!

We have a big year ahead. Only the Lord knows what's coming. But He wants us to stick together and encourage one another as we see the Rapture getting close.

not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day [Rapture] drawing near. Heb. 10:25

I get the sense that between now and our exhilarating exit, however long it will be, the obvious signs of the times will draw Believers closer to the Lord and closer to each other.

How precious is Your loving kindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. Psa. 36:7 

End of  year...if you wish to help. CLICK HERE  Thanks so much to all those who have already chipped in!

CQLJ!

BP

praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, Col. 4:3 


Signs For The Shepherds

—The Rest of the Christmas Story

And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

The birth of Jesus is a story most of us know well. Joseph and Mary, who was nine months pregnant, were compelled to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to register for a census.

When they arrived in Bethlehem, they found there was no place for them to stay. Mary goes into labor, has her baby and places Him in a manger.

One of the things you learn when you go to Israel is that our American conception of a “manger” is not very accurate. It certainly wasn’t cute and wooden.

A “manger” was a “feeding trough” and they were always carved out of stone. They didn’t make them out of wood because food and water would cause them to rot. We see these feeding troughs all over Israel (see picture below of a stone manger).

But something most people miss about the Christmas story are some hidden gems in this verse:

“This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12

We’ve written before about Jesus being born in Bethlehem in the middle of all those sheep being birthed and raised for the Jewish Temple sacrifices. Jesus was even referred to by John the Baptist as “The Lamb of God.”

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 

That would have been quite a statement to the Jews whose lives revolved around sacrificing tens of thousands of lambs each year to cover their sins.

But to the shepherds in the fields, why did the angel of the Lord say the baby “wrapped in cloths” would be a sign? As it turns out, it was a HUGE sign!

In the time of Christ, during the birthing season, Levitical Priests would be sent from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to watch over the birthing process to make sure the sheep were born without any defects.

Bethlehem was just five miles south of Jerusalem, and on the edge of the fields surrounding Bethlehem where most of those sheep were being born, there was a two-story stone tower called the Migdal Eder tower.

Israeli archeologists recently found this tower. The picture is of the recent archeological excavation.

This tower is mentioned in the Book of Micah regarding the announcement of the birth of the Messiah.

“As for you, tower of the flock, Hill of the daughter of Zion, To you it will come—Even the former dominion will come, The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.”   Mic. 4:8 

In plain English this is saying that the Messiah will be revealed from the Migdal Eder—“the tower of the flock.”

The priests would climb the tower and look out over all the flocks to see any signs a sheep was about to give birth. Sheep usually get fidgety, paw the ground and/or separate themselves from the flock just before birthing a lamb.

When the birthing signs were noticed, the Priests would bring the sheep to the tower’s ground floor where it would give birth in a ceremonially clean area.

When the lamb was born and if it was without blemish, it was immediately wrapped in strips of cloth made from old priestly underwear. The purpose was to make sure the lamb would stay unblemished. The priest would then put the lamb in a manger to keep it safe from getting harmed and being ceremonially unclean.

So when the angel of the Lord told the shepherds in the field that the Savior had been born and the “sign” was He would be wrapped in the same cloths as the sacrificial sheep and placed in a manger, they would have immediately understood the significance of the “sign.”

When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. Luke 2:15

It’s obvious that the shepherds knew exactly where to go with only limited info—they headed to the birthing tower where they found Joseph and Mary with Jesus lying where sacrificial sheep would lie.

And, of course, don’t miss the fact that the first clothes Jesus wore were the clothes of a priest!

So when you hear the Christmas story this year, we hope you have the chance to share, as Paul Harvey would say, “The rest of the story.”

CQLJ!
 
BP
Resource:
This article was originally published December, 2018, and is Chapter 19 in Steel On Steel, Book 3.



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---




CNN VS. Ramaswamy

5-minute video

CLICK HERE

This is hilarious! CNN does their best to shut up Ramaswamy teaching the CNN audience about the lies being circulated. If Ramaswamy didn't have Soros ties, and wasn't a committed non-Christian, I would put him in 2nd place as my fav candidate.


Wrath of Allah?

14-second video

CLICK HERE

This seems apropos. Here's a Turkish lawmaker shaking his fist at Israel and her God, exclaiming Allah's going to get you, and then dropping like a lead balloon from a heart attack.


The Image Of The Beast?

Article

CLICK HERE

AI is on its way to fulfilling Bible prophecy...

And he [false prophet] deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. Rev. 13:14-15


Bidenomics at its best....


Tucker Carlson & Alex Jones Interview

3-minute edited segment

CLICK HERE

90-minute full interview (watch first 50 minutes)

CLICK HERE

What a hoot! Susie and I marveled that this kind of information is being seen by millions of people for the first time. Alex Jones was just reinstated on X (Twitter) after being one of the first to be banned in 2017. Fascinating!


Canada: 300% Increase in Excess Deaths

Article

CLICK HERE

As life expectancy plummets in Canada, a new government report claims “unspecified causes” have become the fifth leading cause of death in the country after cancer, heart disease, COVID-19 and accidents. I wonder what could be causing all those excess deaths? I'm guessing 99% of them are va((inated... just a wild guess.


Results of Korean Covid Va((ination Study:



There goes the neighborhood!

More info on the shocking decline of our neighborhoods, nice upscale neighborhoods, CLICK HERE



United Nations Plan To Control Internet

Article

CLICK HERE

They promise to root out all the disinformation. You know...hide the truth.


Sign of the Times

A Nativity display in a small Iowa town was removed from its longtime location at the fire department after city leaders received a letter from an atheist group arguing it is "divisive" to showcase the Christmas scene on public property.

The Nativity was removed from the Toledo Fire Department’s property on Friday after the city received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit based in Wisconsin that advocates on behalf of atheists and agnostics. Sokol explained that city leaders did not authorize the display to be taken down, but that the fire department did so with "good intentions" to avoid a potential lawsuit.

 


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Globalist/Satanist Billionaires Want Control Of AI (For the good of the planet of course!)

Article

CLICK HERE

Globalist billionaires including George Soros and Pierre Omidyar are joining forces with the Biden administration to ensure AI development serves the “public interest.” I don't see why/how there could be a problem, do you?

 


Good grief!



The Globalists/Satanists are scrambling big time to cover this up.

Here's an interesting Maria Zeee discussion about NZ programmer Barry Young and what he released last week that has the Globalists/Satanists so upset...if you're keeping up with this one.

CLICK HERE

(Stop at 38 minutes and play at 1.25)


LOL...British porn viewing may require you to upload a selfie and other age-confirming information to an adult website. That should take a bite out of the profit margins.


Florida’s Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has confirmed that fragments of DNA have been detected in COVID mRNA shots. And he is calling on the FDA to evaluate the risks.

Based on this Guidance for Industry, the efficacy of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine’s lipid nanoparticle delivery system, and the presence of DNA fragments in these vaccines, it is essential to human health to assess the risks of contaminant DNA integration into human DNA. 

When foreign DNA integrates with human DNA, it can disrupt the delicate balance of our genetic structure. This may result in chromosomal instability, a condition linked to various health issues, including genetic mutations and an increased risk of cancer.

--Dr. Simone Gold


This will warm your heart...

As it turns out, nearly $2 billion in federal funding went to abortion advocacy groups between 2019 and 2021, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report requested by Republican lawmakers. That's a great way to spend our tax dollars.

CLICK HERE to read more


Hordes Of Military-Age Chinese Crossing Border Every Week

Article

CLICK HERE

You wonder whose side Mr. Biden is on... naw, we know!


Researchers in a landmark new study have discovered a sequence within the Pfizer mRNA vaccine that produces an “unintended immune response” in the body, which experts are calling a massive “developmental and regulatory failure.”

Synthetic Messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA), such as that used in Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, enables the body to create a specific spike protein mimicking SARS-CoV-2. The body reacts to the foreign protein and generates protective immunity, which theoretically neutralizes the real virus when it enters the body.

“Researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit have discovered that the cellular machinery that ‘reads’ mRNAs ‘slips’ when confronted with repeats of a chemical modification commonly found in mRNA therapeutics. In addition to the target protein, these slips lead to the production of ‘off-target’ proteins triggering an unintended immune response,” said a press release for the study published in Nature on Dec. 6.

Israel Faces 5 Enemies On 5 Fronts

Article

CLICK HERE

Six if you count the United States. CLICK HERE


Really Iowa?



This is a scary chart... the last time the velocity of money looked like this was the Great Depression.

Beware of the rush for the exits....






CON CON IS A CON JOB

Over 10 years ago we had a Steeling speaker talk about the "North American Union" ...the merging of Canada, Mexico and the United States. It seemed a little far-fetched at the time. Not anymore!
Mr. Biden has signed The Declaration of North America. But it just didn't make the news for some reason... hmmmm....
Anyway, the Globalists are trying to do a sneaky end-around play for the political integration of USA, Mexico and Canada. They want a constitutional convention to change a few things...like gun control, etc. We can kiss what's left of this nation good-bye if they ever get our Constitution opened up.
For info on this treasonous subject:




CNN: Universities Putting Social Diversity Over Academics

6-minute video
The big shocker here is that this was CNN! Hmmm.... what are they up to?

This is just pure harassment! The country’s largest Christian university is being fined $37.7 million by the federal government amid accusations that it misled students about the cost of its graduate programs.

Grand Canyon University, which has more than 100,000 students, mostly in online programs, faces the largest fine of its kind ever issued by the U.S. Education Department. The university dismissed the allegations as “lies and deceptive statements.”

More info here:


And if you were wondering, Trump opposes all three. As much as I wish he could get reelected....

UN Global Climate Summit Recap

Article
Oh dear....







END, Compass eNews, Dec. 14, 2023

 

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