Sunday, March 16, 2014

Week 2/Day 14~ 21 days to a Positive Attitude (Saturday March 15)

Day 14 - Saturday

1) Every day write down 3 good things that happened that day for which you are grateful.   

A. I got to teach Black Belt Workshop Today. Blessing in that I get to help people and enjoy their company.

B. Janet Mapes brought to us our Gourd Vases, Llama (Barbi), Phoenix (Anne), Dragon (Me).  Blessing to have friends with such art ability.

C. I Took a shower by myself.  

2) Journal about one positive blessing. One of the three, and explain why that good thing is better than the bad things that happened.

Teaching is a gift from God to begin with, so every time I get to use it, I know with no ambiguity that I am bringing glory to God, but it is particularly good when I have not business doing it to begin with because of my surgery, and I did, and it worked, and as usual, I was so involved that I did not know I went over the line and deep into I need pain pills zone.  God is awesome. His people are awesome. Thanks also to the people, for without the Black Belts and Black Belts to be there would have been no one to hang out with.

3) Meditate and detach from multi-tasking, by focusing on scripture~ read it, research it, think about how it might impact your life.


Today's question. The word emperor when used for the first half of the 1st century, is an English and convenience title. Emparator was a military title, from whence the word sprang. 

Octavian, later Augustus Caesar was the person, names for the same adopted son of Julius Caesar, the title or name Augustus being granted to him by the Senate of Rome. He was a "republican" ruler in that he worked within the rules of the republic of Rome and went out of his way not to be granted the title of Dictator as his father Julius Caesar had. 

Not emperor by any means. Some historians claim that its was 300 years after Jesus before what we call emperor was an accurate title.

After Augustus,his step son was voted the exact same power to Tiberius, thus also not an emperor. Also, Caesar was not used as a title for the Emperor until long after the time of Jesus.  At the time of Jesus, Caesar was the adopted name of the First Man of the senate, "ruler" of Rome. His real name, the line of Julian First Men - their names flowing from the line of Julius Caesar.

Yet. LUK 20:24-25 CEVUK00

“Show me a coin.” Then he asked, “Whose picture and name are on it?” “The Emperor's,” they answered. Then he told them, “Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God.”

So, if you are going to be ridiculous, we have a problem.

Jesus called him an emperor.
Luke called him an emperor.
The people called him an emperor.

He was not. So Jesus, Luke and the bible are in error.

No. Translation, temporal culture and Greek tradition of the time. If you know classical history, it is easy to see the point with out claiming the bible is wrong.



Question. Does anyone have a favorite" everyone says...." but that's not what it means, part of the bible?  Leave a comment and expand our knowledge and understanding together.

4) One random act of kindness a week. You can do more. (Try one a day)

I got on the ground when I can not yet knell, and showed a technique, just because I was so happy to help.  Need help getting back up.

5) Pray. Lay down the hurtful things and gather strength. 

Done

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