Matthew 7:7 KJV “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you”
The amount of wisdom in the Bible is uncanny. Those who seek really do find, and some accidentally find without realizing what they found, lacking the wisdom of the Bible, and thus search for explanations that are commonly understood to the Christian.
In the 1930s, British archaeologist John Garstang began excavating Jericho, where he found Canaanite pottery and ash deposits, some of which were 3 feet thick. The pottery from Joshua’s time and ashes were evidence of the battle of Jericho with the Israelites from Joshua 6:24.
Latter it was excavated by Kathleen Kenyon, Garstang’s colleague in the 1950’s. Her conclusion was different and she suggested that the city was vacant when the Israelites came to conquer it.
Upon the excavations of the city Hazor, which was the only other city the Israelites burned. Hazor was the largest city, the city of Jabin who was the head of all the kingdoms of Canaan. Hazor was also discovered to have thick layers of ashes where it was burned after its destruction. More importantly, is the evidence of the king’s name–“Ibni” or Jabin as it is translated, was found inscribed on a fragment of a royal letter, a cuneiform fragment 1.18 x 1.06 inches, written in Old Babylonian to Jabin, King of Hazor. Another fragment of a clay tablet addressed to Jabin, king of Hazor was found in the ruins also. Jabin was actually a dynastic name, used of many centuries in Hazor, just as Ramesses was a dynastic name used by 11 kings in Egypt.
This is important because of Joshua 11:10-11 “Then Joshua turned back at that time, and captures Hazor and struck its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the head of all these kingdoms. They struck every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was no one left who breathed. And he burned Hazor with fire.”
Now at first, the skeptic may consider this hard to understand; however, consider that Hazor was an evil city, full of Nephilim and men of evil practices and lusts, raising their youth to continue their practices of evil. Fast forward to today and we see the gang rapes, torture, beheadings, and slaughter houses for Christians in Aleppo, Homs, and other cities in Syria and Iraq. I’ve seen the footage via Shoebat, of children piling heads of Christians in corners or placing them in lines. Footage which the media in the United States ignores, where these children are taught to torture Christians, being dehumanized and becoming numb to it all, losing all sanctity of life. As these children grow, they learn to hate someone enough to kill themselves in the process via explosives. It is their culture because it happens and it is real. Anyone who denies it is clearly delusional.
Now, consider what Christ said in John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
What Christ specifically spoke is specifically the opposite of what ISIS, the Taliban, Boko Haram, Al-qaeda, and many other jihad factions teach their youth. They teach them to hate someone enough to kill yourself. These misdirected youth grow up desiring to kill all other children throughout the world. So think about these important facts before jumping to a conclusion that God is mean. God is just and holy, and in that holiness comes perfect justice. We already have grace and the forgiveness of sins; but what happens when good appears evil and evil appears good, as is happening present day.
I will give further updates with the release of the second book and marketing in future posts. Just very busy between work, school, and a million other things presently, but the Lord is my strength!!!