Luck or Providence? (C)Written by Terry Dashner
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Next on scene of superpowers, was Rome. Rome was alluded to in Book of Daniel as being most terrible of all conquering powers that had come before her. Rome grows from a city on Tiber River to become dominant political force in Italy. And then a world empire. This, too, happened by supernatural guidance. It didn’t happen by luck.
The word “Punic” is derived from Latin word Punicus, meaning Carthaginian, which itself is derived form Greek word Phoenix, meaning Phoenician (proof of cultural borrowing and amalgamation of languages). Rome first comes to world dominance by defeating superpower of Mediterranean, Carthage. It will take three wars, but she does it and climbs to world-power status. That’s amazing. It was Roman victory at Battle of Zama in 202 BC which marked beginning of power of Roman Empire that would continue to reign supreme for six centuries. Wow.
I will continue this study tomorrow. Remember, you could have been born at any time in history. But, God desired that you live today. What does that mean? You have been raised up by Providence of God to serve Him today. This is a significant time in human history. Jesus is soon to return for His Bride, and you have been reserved for this end time event. That’s an awesome responsibility if you stop and think about it. It says that you should be busy about your Father’s business. You are to occupy ground of faith until He comes. Don’t let Him come and find you sleeping on watch. Arise and tell Good News—Jesus died for all that all men might live in God.
Keep faith. Stay course. Jesus is coming soon.
Pastor T. dash
Luck or Providence? (D)Written by Terry Dashner
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The underlying principle of Magna Carta is what is known as habeas corpus, which in Latin means, “you shall have body.” To us who are guarded by habeas corpus it means that a person can not be held in jail or against his will without evidence of wrongdoing. This is crux of United States criminal law. It is powerful. It is just. It came by hand of Providence, no doubt, because God is all about justice.
In 1679 English Parliament compelled Charles II to accept habeas corpus as a specific statute. The king was not above law. “Today, legal systems of most of world’s democratic nations support principle of habeas corpus. The Constitution of United States declares that ‘privilege of writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless, when in cases of rebellion or invasion, public safety may require it.’ The privilege was suspended by President Lincoln during Civil War…Habeas corpus is one of most fundamental principles of criminal justice system. It guides actions of police and prosecutors, even though usually it is not specifically invoked” (Yenne p. 45).
By way, Magna Carta reflects Law of God. Any stable and lasting law of civilizations does. America would do well to acknowledge her chief law, U.S. Constitution, subject to only one Law—the Law of God. Keep faith. Stay course. Jesus is coming soon. Pastor T.dash.
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