Debra N. Stopforth

Author of Mary and the Woman of Samaria, a Parallel

Month: December 2016 (page 2 of 4)



Latin (KJV) On the Roman Catholic Crucifix, it says I.N.R.I. meaning IESUS NAZARENUS, REX IUDAEORUM.

IESVS NAZARENVS REX IVDAEORVM (INRI) — meaning either “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews” or “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews







His Love Endures Forever

The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud.

II Chronicles 5:13

The River Kishon

Excerpt from Adam’s Carmel Apple.

Rev 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (about 184 miles)

This is the very same soil that Adam was formed out of, right here at Mt. Carmel near the Plain of Jezreel, rich loamy soil, and then God breathed life into him.

The River Kishon

. . . It looks an insignificant stream, of 15 or 18 feet across, but it is dangerous in flood time; it has treacherous banks and a muddy bottom, so much so that when the Turks and Arabs are defeated by the French [Napoleon] in the battle of Mt. Tabor, on April 16, 1799, the fate of the vanquished host was the same as that of Sisera’s army (Judg. 5:19-21; Ps 83:9).

The New Westminister Dictionary of the Bible.

[1] loam n [ME lom, fr. OE lam clay, mud; akin to OE lim lime] 1. A: a mixture (as for plastering) composed chiefly of moistened clay b: a coarse molding sand used in founding 2: soil: specif: a soil consisting of a friable mixture of varying proportions of clay, silt, and sand – loamy adj.

This is what we were made of.

       Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and

       man became a living soul.

The Garden of Eden –

[1] Wells – . . . There are early Christian representations of the fountain in the Garden of Eden, from which the four rivers originate. . .

Hans Biedermann. Symbolism. 1994.

Which was the River Kishon.

Eye Hath Not Seen


  1. But as it is written,

             “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,

            Neither have entered into the heart of man,

            The things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spirtual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ [I Cor 2:9-16].


  1. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming [I John 2:27-28].


  1. For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth [Isaiah 21:6].


  1. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter [Proverbs 25:2].


  1. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding [Proverbs 3:13].



The Door

Genesis 7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.

Job 12:14: Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

Revelation 3:7.4 God opens the door and no man shutteth; and shutteth and no man openeth;

Revelation 3:8.13 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door and no man can shut it; for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Isaiah 22:22. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

Matthew 25:10.24 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

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