The Jewish historian Josephus writing in the first century records that at Passover up to 265,000 lambs would be sacrificed in the Jewish temple at Jerusalem.
The Passover lamb was called “The Lamb of God.”
Those lambs had to meet the strict legal-religious regulations of the Jewish faith. They had to be no more than one year old, male and without spot or blemish. Therefore they had to be born in controlled conditions and inspected for birth defects before being raised in protected conditions.
Where did they get that many lambs? The law also said that animals to be sacrificed had to be born within five miles of Jerusalem.
Bethlehem is just five miles from Jerusalem.
The hillsides around Bethlehem, therefore were a first century lamb factory farm. When the lambs were born they were wrapped up in strips of cloth to protect them and placed in a stone feeding trough in the birthing barn until the priest could come by and inspect them.
This is why the angel said to the shepherds “This shall be a sign for you. You will find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” The “manger” was most likely a stone feeding trough, not a wooden crib as we usually see. That comes from the medieval version of the story.
Jesus was therefore born in the same place and at the same time with the same treatment as the lambs that would be sacrificed.
The shepherds knew they were not going to see just any baby. They were going to see the newborn Lamb of God.
That’s why they worshiped him. They knew he was the promised Messiah, the Suffering Servant, the Lamb of God.
— Source unknown.
SHUTDOWN: Countdown — After the holidays, some government workers will be getting a paid-for-later furlough because Senate Dems are unwilling to approve $5.7 billion for President Trump’s border wall.
- In 2013, Obama shut down the government because Congress hadn’t put Obamacare funding into the spending bill. Democrats and their lapdog media depicted that as “evil Republicans want people to die.”
- In 2018, Trump shuts down the government because Congress won’t put border security funding into the spending bill. Democrats and their lapdog media are depicting this as “Trump is having a toddler tantrum.”
Lemme think … the 2013 Congress that wouldn’t fund Obamacare was voted in by Americans who were furious that Democrats had shoved Obamacare down our throats. A majority of Americans did NOT want Obamacare.
But the 2018 president who was voted in by Americans promised us a wall again and again and again. A majority of Americans DO want border security. So do Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, whose houses have border walls. In fact, we the taxpayers paid to install the one around Obama’s post-WH digs, because HIS security matters.
Meanwhile, illegal aliens cost American taxpayers $116 billion annually. Democrats are always telling us to be like other countries. But one third of the nations in the world have border walls!
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BORDER SECURITY. It is ALL about Trump Hate.
We the People Will Fund the Wall = $16,728,894 today at 5 pm.
Here are two cases that demonstrate why doing your own research is better than just taking (or rejecting) what your doctor says. Both videos are by health professionals. One proves an age-old alternative remedy is useless. The other shows that conventional medical wisdom about the place of fiber in our diets is flat out wrong.
EAR CANDLES: These alternative method for removing ear wax don’t work. –– Worse, they could do some serious damage.
LOW CARB DIETS: Fiber is not necessary for a healthy diet — In studies, the low carb (aka, keto) diet produced far better results for people suffering from constipation, IBS, and diabetes. Other studies show that the gut microbes that prefer high fat, keto diets are the same microbes that are associated with weight loss; however, the science does not support a fairly common claim that taking pro-biotics will make you lose weight. It’s more likely that the high-fat, low-carb diet causes both weight loss and an increase in the microbes associated with weight loss. IOW, just taking pro-biotic supplements is unlikely to help you lose weight, but a high-fat, low-carb diet will.
One interesting study he talks about concerns what causes “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” which I and some of my family members seem to have. The study suggested it is not the gluten, but the fructan that is causing the symptoms. Fructan is the F in something called FODMAPS, which are high in gluten-rich grains. They are also high in some non-grain foods — i.e., blackberries, watermelon, asparagus, mushrooms, onion, and watermelon. This could explain why I can eat one Caulipower pizza in a week, but not two. Good to know! I don’t care much about the others on that list, as I rarely eat them anyway. But onions. Wahhh! I ❤ onions! :o(“ I guess I’ll have to pay attention to how I feel after eating them from now on.
You’re never really sure which Lindsey Graham is going to show up.
Lindsey Graham Doubles Down On Wall Funding: ‘We’re Not Going To Give In’
In a Fox News interview Saturday evening with Jeanine Pirro, the lawmaker called out Democrats for the division, accusing them of waging “a silly, petty fight” on the spending bill, and assuring Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) he was in for a war.
Senator Schumer, what does it take for you to realize that we need more money for a broken border?” he asked. “And this is about them hating Trump so much, wanting him to lose, they can’t understand that America needs to win, and we’re not going to give in. I’m a pretty reasonable guy, but we’re not going to give in on this.”
Graham’s tough talk comes just roughly 24 hours after he appeared on the network Friday, praising President Donald Trump’s push for border money and encouraging him to “dig in” further.
While last year’s fake reporting largely occurred during the media’s relentless pursuit to prove Russian collusion, this year’s list is much more varied. However, some themes emerged: stories about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the U.S. border were routinely flagged for misinformation.
Without further ado, here is the list of 2018’s worst examples of fake news:
1. WAPO BLAMES BORDER PATROL FOR DEATH OF 7-YEAR-OLD MIGRANT
The Washington Post published a story in December focusing on a 7-year-old migrant child from Guatemala who died in border patrol custody.
Despite WaPo’s misleading headline suggesting border patrol was to blame for the girl’s death, the full timeline of events and statements from the girl’s father praising border agents revealed a different story.
Maxine Waters: ‘We Need to Get Rid’ of ‘Despicable’ Trump
Waters said, “We must understand that the Fed does not work for the president of the United States. The Fed creates monetary policy based on what’s good for the economy and, of course, I may disagree from time to time with their decisions but we must not interfere. They must be independent
She added, “I’m not surprised that the president is doing this because I’m not surprised at anything that the president may do or say. I have warned America from the beginning that this president is not worthy, he cannot be trusted, he’s a liar, He’s despicable. Any time he steps in, opens his mouth, tries to interfere with one of our agencies I’m not shocked but the American people continue to be shocked.
Suitable for the home of the perpetual traffic jam
The signs are up, and it’s official: You can now take a drive on the President Barack H. Obama Highway.
Signs were posted Thursday, renaming a section of a Los Angeles-area freeway after the 44th president of the United States, The Associated Press reported. The signs were installed along a stretch of State Route 134 that runs from the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles to Interstate 210 in Pasadena.
This fatso probably doesn’t eat pork for fear it might be one of his relatives.
Heathen Michael Moore Mocks Christmas – Puts Ruth Bader Ginsburg Doll as Tree Topper
Socialist Michael Moore posted photos of his Christmas tree this year with a Ruth Bader Ginsburg doll on top.
Moore wrote: “My Christmas Tree Topper this year. Better than an angel or the star over Bethlehem. A nation of millions stand with you…”