St Catherine’s Chapel, Abbotsbury

St Catherine’s Chapel was built by the monks of nearby Abbotsbury Abbey (Dorset)

I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, I AM the GOD of Israel. Isaiah 45.3

Catherine of Alexandria was a Christian martyr initially sentenced to death on the wheel. When she was fastened to the wheel, she cried out to Jesus and her bonds were miraculously loosed and the wheel itself broke, its spikes flying off and killing some of the onlookers. She was then beheaded, angels took her remains to Mount Sinai. Around the year 800, monks from the Sinai Monastery found her remains.

Psalms 34.21: Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Hymn of St. Catherine.“O Jesus, your Lamb Catherine cries out to You with great love: ÔO my Bridegroom, I long for You in great pain, I am crucified with You, and in baptism I am buried with You. I suffer for Your sake in order to reign with You, I die for You in order to live in You. Accept me as an immaculate victim, since I am immolated for Your love’.

St Catherine, St Catherine, O lend me thine aidAnd grant that I never may die an old maid.St Catherine was as a virgin Martyr, hence the reason for her being a patron of unmarried maidens. The St Catherine’s Chapel at Abbotsbury was once a popular place of pilgrimage for young girls seeking their true love.

Children of Promise “Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise”. {Galatians 4 v 28}. When God looks at this old world, He no longer looks upon it like He did in the days before His only Son was crucified at Calvary. For Christ’s sacrifice on Calvarygave birth to the new covenant or testament, which He wrote on the hearts of men who accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour. No longer does He see tribes and races of people as such, for now because of Christ’s sacrifice He sees only the children of promise and the children of the bound.Let me explain, God states clearly in scripture that the children of God are those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, regardless of race or gender, they are the children of God, yes the children of promise. You see it is written, “And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to promise”, {Galatians 3 v 29}. Abraham had two sons, one by a bondwoman called Agar, and another by a freewoman called Sarah, as it is written, now these two sons represents the two covenants.The first son Ishmael of the bondwoman represented Jerusalem, which is now in bondage, which also represents the old covenant, but the freewoman’s son Isaac represents the heavenly Jerusalem, which is the new covenant.All God’s people are one in Christ Jesus, who are under the new covenant. Under this covenant there is no longer Jew, Gentile, slave or free, men or women, for we are all one in Christ. “For ye are all the children of promise by faith in Christ Jesus”, {Galatians 3 v 26}. Now God’s plan for the people of Israelis the same plan which He is using for the whole world, and that is that we must all repent and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.There is no other plan for salvation, only through Jesus. Who was crucified for our sins and rose again for our justification, and who is alive forever more. Praise be the wonderful name of Jesus. As it is written, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”, {Acts 4 v 12}. As Isaac was, so are we the children of promise, no matter what nation we are from, God considers us all equal and precious in His sight. So precious are we that He sacrificed His only Son for each and everyone of us. So, let us all stand together as, the children of promise. I would like to state that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and many more inIsraelare likened unto an olive tree which also represents the children of promise. We who believe are grafted into that tree, and so we become one with them, and are known as the trueIsraelof today. Now today there are still people inIsraelwho are chosen by God according to election of grace who will be grafted back into the olive tree, which represents the children of promise. We must pray for them, that they will see Jesus, for it is written, “There shall come out of Zion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: for this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins”, {Romans 11 v 26 & 27} So dear saints, let us always pray and standbyIsrael, for I believe that there are many yet to come to know Jesus as their true Messiah. God blessIsrael.

Blowing of the Shofar ushers in the day of the Lord. Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; Joel 2:1 The SHOFAR, is a powerful tool for our worship & a powerful weapon for our spiritual warfare. SHOFAR – Hebrew for a trumpet made from a ram’s horn. You must realize that physical things do impact the spiritual realm and the spiritual the physical realm. The devil is the prince and power of the air. When you blow a Shofar? You release into the air the sound of the warfare, which is like the voice of Elohim. Each time you sound it, you are destroying the enemy’s camp with the voice of Elohim. That is why the atmosphere of a room changes when the Shofar is sounded. You are clearing the air between you and heaven. You driving back the enemy with each blast of the Shofar.

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Published on June 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

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