|"Christmas tree 2014" sketch by Gloria Poole of Missouri, acrylics on 14 x 17 paper|
I am Southern Baptist Christian and I believe in JESUS who came to earth as THE GOD in human form to understand the reality of humanity as humans perceive it, and to tell the humans about HIMSELF and about heaven and hell, and who was crucified by evil to try to silence Him, but who rose from the dead on the third day and ascended to heaven where HE LIVES. All of this I tell you is written in The Holy Bible.
This is prompted by the events in the "middle east" of Israel, Gaza, Palestine, Syria [with Damascus of the Bible], Jerusalem, and all the nations that are primarily Jewish or Arabic. I fear that Armageddon as foretold in Revelations is staring the human race in the face. Somehow, the message has to get through to the world that the same GOD made us all, and oversees all that happens on the earth, and that HE will be the final Judge of all humans on HIS JUDGEMENT DAY. In John 10:30, KJV JESUS said, " I and my Father are ONE". The record of the vision as revealed by JESUS to the disciple John of what happens at the end of time for the earth and what happens in heaven [and hell] is the book of Revelation in The Holy Bible.
I, Gloria Poole, drew, painted, signed, photographed on my portable drawing board, and uploaded this sketch to make a point that Christians are not going away until JESUS comes again and gathers them to heaven. So, the Arabs need to stop persecuting them and the Jews need to accept them and the world needs to commit to peace on earth, good will toward all men as the angel said when he announced the coming of JESUS on the earth. A Christmas tree is a good symbol because JESUS was born in a stable, a manger where animals lived thus implying a rural area. A rural area has trees. A decorated [or not ] tree in the home lit up in some way to warm the dark of winter and the home is symbolic of the light of GOD on the earth.
I do not know the answers to the conflicts in the "middle east". Perhaps the answer is in the book of Revelations that describes the final war on earth when people melt while standing [ which I think is a reference to nuclear war] that is named Armageddon in the Bible. Or perhaps the vision of Armageddon is meant to be a warning to the Jews and Arabs that they have the power to destroy the entire globe if they are not careful, and to make peace?
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For the record: I am white, woman, single again twice-divorced Southern Baptist Christian and the natural mother of only 2 daughters who are Jennifer and Leigh [pronounced as if Lee] ,and I am a Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri, an artist in all mediums, a poet, author, illustrator, prolife activist, personhood amendment promoter, republican, citizen journo and photographer. Also see 2 other blogs of mine and the about me pages at https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com, and my blog in my former then-married-but-now-divorced name of https://gloriapoolepappas.blogspot.com.
Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloria0817 / gpoole817 / gloria-poole / gloriapoole / gloria.poole / artist-gloriapoole / Gloria Poole, RN, artist / @gloriapoole / gloriapoole.RN / Ms Gloria Poole / Poole,Gloria, and other variations of my real, born with , legal name of Gloria Poole, [ since I removed the Pappas name from my name by Court order at final decree of divorce in Oct 2007], at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, 21 July 2014 at 9:37am.