For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:14, NASB

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"For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:14, NASB

... but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.

Numbers 14:21, NASB

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do,

do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31, NASB

...Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord glory due to his name; worship the Lord in holy array.

Psalm 29:1-2

"He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory;

but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him,

He is true,

and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

John 7:18

For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased" - and we ourselves heard this utterance made from Heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

2 Peter 1:17-18


John Hancock



Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement.

He called on the entire state to pray “that universal happiness may be established in the world [and] that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the whole earth be filled with His glory.

He also called on the State of Massachusetts to pray . . .










twin towers



Just a Memory

(9/11/2001 Memorial)

Oh, way up there like a tree in the land of the free

the World Trade Center is just a memory.

So many children without a Mom or a Dad, it is so sad.

And for some it makes them very mad.

"Why?", they ask. "Why was it me that was hurt?"

The pain was so great that it must have been hate.

The Statue of Liberty, standing in the harbor so stately, was a witness of the tragedy.

What could her thoughts be? What would she say?


"My God, our freedoms are crumbling away!"

Through lasitude of attitudes, Americans have lost their rectitude.

Help bring back their love and faith before it is too late!

It was for freedom that "Christ set us free, do not be subject to a yoke of slavery!"

As the torch of liberty lights the sky and her tablets remind one of the commmandments in the good book,

let us turn there and take a look.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path,

Jesus said, "I am the way..."

Let us turn to Him and pray.

The great city in Revelation is caled Babylon. In one hour she has fallen

Do you see the correlation to this happening in our nation?

God has acted, He has spoken.

Let us turn to Him and take to the church our tokens.

Like the brave firemen and others, let us try to save.

Let us look at our own lives and try to behave,

Our ancestors gained our freedom and for temporary pleasure

we have given up our vigilance,

and some have lost their lives forever.

America, turn back, repent, stand in the gap.

The United Nations' goal is to enslave you in a one world government.

The UN was founded by Communists against God,


a socialist establishment of man that has gotten the upper hand, being a Trojan horse in the Western land.

This governmental organization has received an award for peace,

even after hurting women to cause them a loss of fertility and through abortion killing babies.

Through deception bad is good and good is bad.

Let us think with righteous judgment.

Who is right and who is wrong?

Jesus said that He is the life.

Muslims think they know the way, but they have had their day.

Was it Isaac or was it Ishmael Abraham was to sacrifice?

Jesus himself claimed to be the truth.

The truth will not fail and Isaac will prevail.

Those who trust in falsehood have not stood, as history shows.

God is a God of vengeance and wrath.

He separates the wheat from the chaff

In the Bible, they did not love the truth so as to be saved,

those who sought refuge in the caves.

Israel will stay right where God has set them,

though some Arab half brothers hate and resent them.

Why can't they get along?

Some don't know the God who for them suffers so long.

Who will tell them of the God who loves them and of Jesus who died so that they could be set free?

Could it be me?

With the preparation of the gospel of peace my feet will be shod.

Christ died for sins once for all; the righteous for the unrighteous to bring you God.


By Barbara Haines




A Carpet of Leaves


I saw a carpet of leaves upon the ground;

brilliant yellow, succulent orange, rosy red, and dusty brown,

a natural beauty to behold, a welcome respite before the cold.

Much joy did it bring. It made me want to sing,

"Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,

glory to our great God and King!"


by Barbara Haines







present red red red copper purple blue blue black White truth old self body of sin freed slaves wages of sin eternal life gold gold gold gold Snow Liberty freedom Spirit scarlet

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An Interpretation of the Painting/Photograph


The Statue of Liberty and Other National Symbols of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States from France to commemorate the Declaration of Independence and the successful completion of the War of Independence. The statue, dedicated in 1886, was originally called "Liberty Enlightening the World".

But the one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. James 1:25

So speak and act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. James 2:12

The following is a correlation of national historical freedoms and symbols with the freedom found in Jesus Christ. The colors of the picture have different meanings which send a message of hope for all.



White is the color of the United States flag that represents purity. God and His Word are pure, as is stated in the Bible;

Thy word is very pure, therefore Thy servant loves it. Psalms 119:140

Thine eyes are too pure to approve evil and Thou canst not look on wickedness with favor. Habakkuk 1:13

Because of God's purity, sin is disfavored by God.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

Gold and Silver

But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1Corinthians 1:23

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. For its profit is better than the profit of silver and its gain than fine gold. Proverbs 3:13-14

For it is written, the law of Thy mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Psalms 110:72

The Old Testament tabernacle boards and poles were overlayed with gold. The ark and lampstand were made with gold. Silver was used for the sockets of the boards. The stones of the ephod were set in gold. The bells on the hem of the robe were of gold.


Blue is the color of the Unted States flag that represents justice.

God is just: The Rock! His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He. Deuteronomy 32:4

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

Because of God's justice, the payment for our sins must be made.

Death is eternal separation from God and eternal punishment in hell where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. Unbelievers will be thown outside the kingdom of God into darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

The robe of the priest's garments was blue.


Red is the color of the United States flag that represents courage. Jesus Christ set a great example of courage for us, as is found in the Bible:

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us. 1 John 3:16

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Hebrews 9:22

But He was pierced through for our transgressions. Isaiah 53:5

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the Grace, which He lavished upon us. Ephesians 1:7-8

(Jesus) loves us and released us from our sins by His blood. Revelation 1:5

...been justified by His blood we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. Romans 5:9


The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln in 1863, freeing the slaves in the Confederacy. Whereas blacks were freed in the Confederacy by proclamation, people who die with Jesus Christ, through baptism, are freed from sin.

Simon from Cyrene, assumed to be a black man, was forced to carry Jesus' cross to Golgotha. Since Simon carried the cross to Golgotha where Jesus died to set men free, the black color, which represents freedom from slavery, is positioned beneath the cross.

Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. And the slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed."
John 8:34-36

Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in the newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. Romans 6:3-7

Baptized into His death, we reach His blood, shed on the cross in His death, which is applied and washes away our sins. Belief is required for baptism and baptism by immersion (going into and out of the water) is a burial with Christ into death (united with Him in the likeness of His death). "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?" ... Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And they both went down into the water... and he baptized him. Acts 8:36-38 Jesus came.. and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; and a voice came out of the heavens: "Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased." Mark 1:10-11

Two (black) onyx memorial stones in settings of gold and placed on the shoulder pads of the ephod of the priestly garments were engraved with the names of the tribes of Israel.


Copper is the original and true color of the Statue of Liberty. Copper was used to build the statue, but it is now covered over with a green color because of weatherization. This is symbolic of the gospel being veiled to those who are perishing. Found in the Bible:

...it is veiled to those who are perishing. In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieveing, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of god. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

... they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 1 Timothy 2:10

Jesus said to him "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6

Jesus said, He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved, but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.Mark 16:16

Parts of The Old Testament tabernacle were made with bronze (or copper), the altar of burnt offering, the utensils and the laver. The pegs of the tabernacle and court were of bronze (copper). Exodus 38:20

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17


The gray color frames the message of Liberty and surrounds the white color band. George Washington said that the red stripes in the flag represents the "Mother Country" and the white stripes separating the red stripes would go down in posterity as representing liberty. Have you been truly liberated and freed from sin?

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Mattthew 11:28


Purple is a color of royalty. Those who believe and are born again are a royal priesthood. Jesus answered and said to him. "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

Blue, red, and purple colors were used in the curtains of the Old Testament tabernacle. They were also used in the priestly garments. The tunic of the priest was made of checkered work.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excelencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9

Thou hast made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth. Revelation 5:10

The following verseis true of born again believers.

Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

... And I have made Thy name known to them, and will make it known that the love where with Thou didst love Me may be in them, and I in them." John 17:26

Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27



The New Testament in the Bible reveals to us, how to be born again and how to be saved:

Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as may as the Lord will call to Himself." Acts 2:38-39

Steps for Salvation Are:

1) Belief in Jesus Christ and Confession of Jesus as Lord

...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; Romans 10:9

2) Receive Jesus Christ

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, ... John 1:12

Pray: Heavenly Father, Jesus is Lord, I receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I believe that you raised Him from the dead. Save me now. In Jesus' name I pray.

3) Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.

4) Ask for and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" Luke 11:13

Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:5


Going On With the Lord

Love God and Neighbors

And He said to him, " 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' "This is the great and foremost commandment. "The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' Matthew 22:37-39

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. 1 Peter 2:17

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34

And may the LORD cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 1Thessalonians 4:9

Choose to Follow Jesus Christ, Do God's Will and Do Good Works

"If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." Matthew 16:24

Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge;
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness;
and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. 2 Peter 1:5-7

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. Titus 2:11-14

"Let your light so shine before men in sduch a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. MaTTHEW 5:16

Abide in God's Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32

And I will walk at liberty, for I seek Thy precepts. Psalms 119:45

But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer, but an effectual doer, he shall be blessed in what he does. James 1:25

Worship, Serve, and Obey God

"You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only." Matthew 4:10

But Peter and the apostles answered and said, "We must obey God rather than men." Acts 5:29

Pray Constantly

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perserverance and petition for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

... You do not have because you do not ask. James 4:2

Walk With Wise Men and Become Wise

He who walks with wise men will be wise. But the companion of fools will suffer harm. Proverbs 13:20

Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 1 Corinthians 15:33

Submit to God and Resist the devil

Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves to God. 1 Peter 2:16

Proclaim Him, Teach and Make Disciples

And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. Colossians 1:28

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Matthew 28:19-20

Courage, Suffering, and Endurance

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34:19

In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

but if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name let him glorify God. 1 Peter 4:16

"But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved. Matthew 24:13

Scripture is from the New American Standard Bible, used by permission.


Note: A great desire of mine was to use my God given talents for God. In 1986 I lived in Ames, Iowa and attended Iowa State University.I drew the design for this painting for an assignment in my drawing course. I got the idea for it when I drew a drawing of a small Statue of Liberty that was in the home of a client of mine. The colors that I chose were not predetermined by me. I just picked out the colors that I liked while at the store. They happened to be the colors of the tabernacle and the priestly garments of Old Testament in the Bible. As I was drawing the meaning of the drawing and colors came to life before my eyes. God is the Architect and builder of His Holy Temple, according to His design and direction (Ephesians 2:21, Hebrews 11:10). I painted with acrylics, the developed design in a painting class, doing an assignment that called for a painting that combined artwork in history with contemporary art. I chose the Statue of Liberty and American Artist Andy Warhol's(1928-1987) artwork of a photograph of the Statue of Liberty, that was repeated in a grid pattern, consisting of four rows across and six columns down. I used the then contemporary Statue of Liberty logo, which was used for the Bicentennial Celebration, instead of the photograph.


Iowa State University, Design Building









Messiah the Prince

Prophecy from the book of Daniel 9:24-26 in the Holy Bible, Fulfilled by Jesus Christ

Daniel, a Jewish prophet living in Babylonia with other Jewish exiles, who were exiled from Israel in 587 BC, gave his attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. (Daniel 9:3) The man Gabriel came to Daniel to give him insight with understanding. Gabriel said, "At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed, so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision." (Daniel 9:23)

He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Daniel 12:9

Daniel 9:24-26

24. Seventy weeks has been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end to sin, to make atonement or iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
25."So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress.
26. "Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined.

Jews had a concept of weeks of years. Weeks did not identify our current weeks. Weeks meant seven, seventy times seven. It refers to weeks of years. One of the reasons the Israelites were taken into captivity was that they violated the land sabbath for 490 years. The land sabbath was commanded by God:


Leviticus 25:3-8 NASB

3. ..."Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,
4. but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
5. "Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.
6. 'And all of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you.
7. 'Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.
8. 'You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years.



Because the Israelites violated seventy land sabbaths they were removed from their land until the land had fulfilled the sabbath rests. As they had violated the land sabbaths for 490 years, 490 years were determined for their history. The Israelites spent 70 years in captivity, one for each year that they had violated the land sabbath.
This Daniel prophecy was based upon a 360 day year and a 30 day month. According to Genesis 7:11, the flood began on the 17th day of the second month and ended on the 17th day of the seventh month. The flood was five months long. The Bible states that the flood was 150 days, therefore there were 30 days in a month. The same 30 day calendar exists from the time of Genesis to Revelation.
According to Daniel 9:25 there are to be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks that add up to a total of sixty-nine weeks from the time issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince. The issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem was given by King Artaxerxes. Nehemiah and other Jews responded to that decree and went to Jerusalem. King Artaxerxes made that decree in the 20th year of his reign, in the month of Nisan. The King's reign begins on the first day of the month of Nisan and thus the twentieth year of his reign is translated to March 14, 445 BC. There were seven and sixty two weeks until the Messiah the Prince. The issued decree began the total sixty-nine weeks. Sixty-nine multiplied by seven (69 x 7) equals the numbers of years, so: 69 weeks times 7 equals 483 years until the Messiah the Prince. The seven weeks, seven times seven, is translated into 49 years. Forty-nine years after 445 BC, the year 396 BC, is when the city of Jerusalem, built inside and outside was completed. The Old Testament cannon and the Temple were also completed at this time. Next occured the sixty-two weeks until Messiah the Prince.
The total number of days in this sixty-nine weeks was: 69 multiplied by 7 equals 483 years, multiplied by (12x30) 360 days per year (483 years x 360 days) equals 173,880 days. There were a total of 173,880 days after the "decree to rebuild Jerusalem" until the presentation of Messiah the Prince.
By studying the Jewish calendar regarding the Passover and studying the new moons, as Jews determined the Passover, the author of Coming of the Prince, Sir Robert Anderson, concluded that the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem of Jesus Christ occurred on April 6, 32 AD. The time between March 14, 445 BC and April 6, 32 AD was 477 years plus 24 days. Since 1 BC and 1 AD are the same year, one year must be subtracted. 477 years minus 1year equals 476 years.
To convert to our present calendar we multiply 476 years by 365 days. That equals 173,740 days. Add the extra 24 days equals 173,764 days. To include the leap years divide the 476 years by four and obtain 119 leap years. Add 119 to 173,764 equals 173,883. There is a slight inaccuracy in the Julien calendar. The year is 1/128 too long, 476 years times 1/128 is approximately three days. Therefore three days are subtracted from 173,883 and the result obtained, 173,880, is the exact same number of days as the calculated 69 weeks, 173,880 days, from the decree issued to rebuild Jerusalem until the Messiah's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, prophesied by Daniel in Daniel 9:25. The fulfillment of this Daniel 9:24-26 prophecy by Jesus Christ proves that Jesus Christ is Messiah the Prince!






Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off... Daniel 9:26 (Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins.)
Jesus said, "... Unless you believe that I am He you shall die in your sins." John 8:24 NASB (“He” refers to the Messiah.)

Acts 2:36-39 KJV

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.


The calculations of this prophecy are found in The Coming of the Prince by Sir Robert Anderson.
Information was taken from John MacArthur's Bible Studies (cassettes) - The Future of Israel, 1980.
This explanation was written by Barbara Ann Haines and was revised for the website in 2009 and on April 6, 2014, anniversary date of Jesus' Triumphal Entry on April 6, 32 AD.  It was also revised April 26, 2014 and February 28, 2015
Published by Glory of the Lord Ministry, LLC 2014, 2015






stained glass

Stained Glass by Barbara Haines, 2007





Haggai 1:1-15 New American Standard Bible

1. In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest saying,
2. "Thus says the Lord of hosts, `This people says, "The time has not come, even the time for the house of the Lord to be rebuilt."'"
3. Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet saying,
4. "Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?"
5. Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, "Consider your ways!
6. "You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes."
7. Thus says the Lord of hosts, "Consider your ways!
8. "Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified," says the Lord.
9. "You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?" declares the Lord of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.
10. "Therefore, because of you the sky has withheld its dew, and the earth has withheld its produce.
11. "And I called for a drought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on what the ground produces, on men, on cattle, and on all the labor of your hands."
12. Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him. And the people showed reverence for the Lord.
13. Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke by the commission of the Lord to the people saying, "`I am with you,' declares the Lord."
14. So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,
15. on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of Darius the king.


Ezra 1:3-4 NASB

3. `Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of he LORD, the God of Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem.

4. `Every survivor, at whatever place he may live, let the men of that place support him with silver and gold, with goods and cattle, together with a free will offering for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.'"





Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel, 1984


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Psalms 122:6

Glory of the Lord Ministry promotes and prays that the Jewish temple in Jerusalem be rebuilt, that God may be pleased with it and be glorified.





"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and were thieves break in and steal.
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do no break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven;and come, follow Me." Matthew 19:21

"And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."Matthew 10:42

"Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. Matthew 5:42

"But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. "All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on on the left. "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' Then the righteous will answer Hm, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison,m and come to You?' "The King will answwer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' "Then He will say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked , and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.' "Then they themselves also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?' "Then He willl answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' "These will go away into eternal punishment but the righteous into eternal life." Matthew 25:31-46

Will you have treasure in heaven?






Michael the Archangel

Photo by Barbara Haines, St. Marie's Church, Manchester, NH, 2007

"However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael, your prince. Daniel 10:21

"Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress, such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:1-2

"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3



Watercolor, about 1991, photo and editing are by Barbara Ann Haines



Messages from Barbara

December 22, 2015 - Barbara Ann Haines finished her Physics course last Wednesday, successfully, and is now taking a sabbatical for an undetermined time. During this time there will be not be online networking as usual. Barbara will not be writing weekly letters and will do letters and newsletters only as she is led by the Lord. She will write personal letters as she is led by God.


Feel free to write Barbara at: gloryotlord@gmail.com


December 2015 - Remove Obama from the office of president!!!! - What kind of nation will allow their unqualified leader to defile the home of the President with homosexual messages? We must act and remove this man from the office of president (before 2017) that he unrightfully usurped from the US Constitution and the American people. He is not a natural born citizen. Coward' s part will be in the lake of fire.

"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part {will be} in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." NASB Rev 21:8

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Isaiah 35:4 KJV

3/7/16 As of March 8, 2016, Glory of the Lord Ministry will no longer offer online financial aid.












Glory of the Lord Ministry, Manchester, NH USA

and Kisii, Kenya Africa


Glory of the Lord Churches and Affiliates


Kisii, Kenya - Bishop Charles Orioro - Director of Glory of the Lord Ministry for Kenya; contact: gloryotlordkenya@gmail.com

Kissi, Gucha District, Kenya - Apostle Anyona Enock

Kisumu, Ogembo, Gucha District Kenya, Kenya - Pastor Joseph Obioko

Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, South India - Pastor John and Esther Moparthi

Andhra Pradesh, South India - Pastor Pilli Jakaraiah

Kahe, Tanzania 9/2010 - Pastor Jacob Kinara

Nigeria - (one church)

Uganda - (5 churches)

United States, Manchester, NH - Pastor Robert Haines*


Lahore, Pakistan - Full Gospel for All Nations - Pastor Sohail Peter


Prayer for Orphans

Please send to us your prayer requests.

As of March 8, 2016, Glory of the Lord Ministry, USA, does not offer online financial aid for orphans.


Christian Court

This is the outreach that will bring peace to the individual, the family and the church. Christian Court offers dispute resolution and mediation. We also practice church discipline.

Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?

1 Corinthians 6:1


Up With Families

(Parental Advocacy)

In this age of government (judicial) sanctioned kidnapping of Christian children by the government (DCYF and the police), violations of the first amendment rights of freedom of religion, speech and press occur often. Children are taken away from their God given parents for reasons that are unjustified. Some children are put in foster homes and are abused and some are drugged, when they do not adjust well to their new environment. DCYF is out of control and parents need advocates to work on their behalf. Up With Families is here to help these parents.

Pro-Life Campaign

The Pro-Choicers have instituted laws that cause God-fearing people to support abortion, against their religious beliefs and contrary to the US Constitution, first amendment, freedom of religion. For example: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. (Healthcare Insurance through contraceptive mandate and even the penalty supports abortion) Let's get the victory! God always leads us in his triumph. Let us regain religious freedom that is guaranteed us through the US Constitution, 1st Amendment, freedom of religion!

… but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”  He said to Him, “Which ones?” and Jesus said, “You shall not commit murder,”…  Matthew19:17-18

… Do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.  Exodus 23:7 NASB

A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.  Proverbs 28:17

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, O hold them back.  If you say, “See, we did not know this”, does He not consider it who keeps your soul?  And will He not render to man according to his work?”  Proverbs 24:12

US CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENT 1:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

PROHIBITION OF ABORTION SEC. 1008 [1] [300A-6]   None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used if abortion is a method of family planning.

42 C.F.R. 59.5   Title X projects must “not provide abortion as a method of family planning.”

CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, Pub. L. No. 107(2003)   Amounts provided to said [Title X] projects under such title shall not be expended for abortions.

Pro-life Campaign believes that we should institute laws that end the support of abortion/contraceptives/abortion organizations and providers, as well as make abortion illegal in the USA. We should keep the best government in the world, but the some leaders are leading us astray, away from God's law of liberty. Some Christians may not be praying for their leaders. Praying, for those in authority, that we may live Godly lives is paramount and should be done first in prayer. We should unite, joining up with others. Then we should educate the leaders and the people.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 KJV

What is God's agenda for the unborn? Take action, educate, write letters, and speak up for the unborn. Please join up. Your input and insight will be valued. This is an action based organization and is successful outcome oriented.

Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services


Barbara and Robert attended a pro-life rally on Tuesday, July 28th. Barbara has given three signed petitions (statement of non-consent for public funding for pro-abortion causes and organizations) to the Governor and copies the petitions to the Executive Councilors. The Councilors are planning on voting on contracts for Planned Parenthood on August 5th.

Please pray for the defunding of pro-abortion causes and organizations in the state of New Hampshire as well as the United States.

Planned Parenthood was defunded by the Executive Council on August 5th, 2015! Unfortunately, though other abortion clinics were funded.

Further action must be taken to see that the NH Constitutional law, Article 28 on non-consent is fulfilled and obeyed by the NH governing authorities.

Please attend the 40 Days for Life Campaign in your area, check it out on their website.

Please see Events for pro-life activities.

The Christian Center for Liberty and Justice

Established in 2004, Manchester, NH USA


We are working on issues of importance, especially healthcare; mental health and abortion, in the USA, to bring Liberty and Justice to the nation.


Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 NASB


"But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:24 NASB


The center is currently working to get us out of the United Nations and put justice in the White House. Also, National and statewide defunding of pro-abortion causes and organizations - October 2015





Is Barak Obama Eligible for the office of US President?

The US Citizens Need to Know the Truth!

June, 30 2015

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:10

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV


US Constitution, Article II, Section I, Executive Power

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

I recently read the book, “Obamascare”, written by Democrat lawyer Philip J. Berg.  The following is some of the pertinent information that I received from that book:


To our detriment, the political parties would not expose the fraud all these years or else Obama would not be in office.  We have a United States Constitutional crisis that must be solved ASAP.  Therefore, I ask that you pray for justice to be done in the White House.   Berg states that we are laughed at around the world because Obama is known as a fraud and an imposter.  I am committed to expose this fraud.  The damage of his agenda is evident and must not get worse, but be stopped, making all appointments and his signed laws voidable.  That includes the two appointments to the Supreme Court which made the two recent destructive decisions. 

Please pray that we secure all necessary documentation and prove to the country that these statements are true.  Pray for the removal of Obama from the office of president that he is ineligible for.  GLM Christian Center for Liberty and Justice is taking on this case and will pursue the truth.

And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.  Daniel 11:32 

We need to call for justice and plead for truth, as the church. The truth shall go before His face.

Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Psalms 89:14

None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. Isaiah 59:4

And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Isaiah 59:14












USA Citizen News Briefs/Alerts


Have you contacted your Representative, Senators and President/Vice President regarding issues that affect the church? (abortion, health insurance, gay marriage, the debt) Let's be responsible citizens and not give our consent for ungodly laws by our inaction. We do have a voice and can make a difference by our acts of faith.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9

But we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.  1 Timothy 1:10

The national debt is another destroyer, making our government, our leaders and the nation weak. Debt is sinful and brings upon us the wrath of God. We just don't have the money to give away! We should not be giving money to other nations when our own financial situation is so bad and out of control. There is Medicaid fraud that needs to be cleared up. Why are the president/vice president, and the Secretary of State spending money to visit other countries, when our own country needs help? Why are we paying to have Michelle Obama fly to China with her children and an entourage of around 70 people? She is staying in an expensive hotel! Please write to your Senators and Representatives about your opposition to the debt. Please email, call or write to President Obama. Let the church provide welfare to the citizens, not the government. People need to turn to God, not to an unrighteous government.

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.   Romans 13:8

The Affordable Care Act is an abomination because it mandates the support of deadly contraceptives through health insurance. The oral contraceptive can cause a fertilized egg to starve because the fertilized egg cannot attach to the endometrium and is cast out with the lining. Research has proved that Contraceptive pills are abortifacient (can cause the abortion of unborn children).  The yearly total of chemical abortions could be millions more than surgical abortions.  The Pill, has three mechanisms of action.  Two are generally accepted as being “contraceptive”, The third is not in fact contraceptive at all, but prevents implantation of a newly conceived baby onto the lining of its mother’s womb.  All oral contraceptives disturb the uterine lining (endrometrium) so that any baby that may have been conceived cannot implant itself correctly and so starve to death at about 7 to 9 days old.  The tiny baby is then cast out of the womb, a victim of uterine infanticide (chemical murder).  This can occur in two to ten percent of female cycles, or roughly one cycle per year.There are probably more deaths by chemical abortions than by surgical abortions. This is a holocaust. Please contact your Representative, Senators and the President/Vice President about this illegal and unconstitutional Act. Demand that the Affordable Care Act be rescinded.

9/14/15 Get us out of the United Nations now!! Call your US Representatives and Senators to support HR1250 to get us out of the UN. The resolution is in committee. Write to the Foreign Affairs Committee to let them know we want our sovereignty and to get out of the UN.



Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV

Christians are not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers or the result will be disorder and thus confusion and corruption. That includes the workplace. Christians should be free to hire whom they want for their workplace, not whom the government decides should work there. Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action are schemes to destroy the Christian witness, by mandating that Christians be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.

Let's restore freedom and order to the workplaces of the United States of America and thus get America moving again! Progress and prosperity happen when we obey God's laws because then we get the blessing, not the curse! Let's bring order into the workplace! Let America line up with the law of liberty and lead again! The ethenicity or color of someone's skin being the determining factor to getting a job is contrary to the word of God:

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3:9-11 KJV

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28 KJV

For the Christian, he is no longer to look at ethnicity or skin color, but to perceive that all Christians have put off the old man with his deeds and have put on the new man. That still does not mean that the Christian can or should work together with unbelievers. To hire (a Christian) according to quotas regarding ethnicity or the color of a man's skin does not take our oneness in Jesus Christ into account, which should be the basis of our actions, rather than quotas.

Stop the Executive Privilege and the Executive Orders. This is leading to autocracy and dictatorship. All wars must be first legislated in the US House and Senate. This allows the check and balance system to work.

Women presidents? I do believe that women should not be the political rulers. The Holy Bible states: 

1)  The husband is the head of the wife.  Ephesians 5:23  For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 

2)  The wife must be subject to and obey her husband.  Ephesians 5:22  Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 

3) Ephesians 5:24  But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands. 

4)Scripture teaches that God does not approve of women rulers who exercise authority over a man.  

But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 1 Timothy 2:12   





Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and
he shall rule over thee. Holy Bible, Genesis 3:16 KJV

HILLARY’S REBELLION against the Edict of Eden EXPOSED!Text Box: Shall Hillary rule over Bill? Or Shall Bill rule over Hillary?





Apostle Barbara Ann Haines

Glory of the Lord Ministry

Email: gloryotlord@gmail.com




April 2016

No events planned for this month












The Unconstitutional Establishment of Religion by the U.S. Government


The intent of  this research paper is to expose the unconstitutional establishment of religion in the United States.  United States citizens have a Constitutional Republic form of government and are governed under the United States Constitution.  The first Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees citizens the right of freedom of religion. Accordingly, Congress cannot make laws establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.  The United States Congress has violated the First Amendment constitutional law by establishing religion through the making of laws which establish religion.  What exactly is the United States Constitutional law found in the First Amendment, that forbids the establishment of religion?  And then what are the manmade laws that violate this constitutional law?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution extends over all states and even the state legislatures.  In the following statutes in the state of NH, the government establishes Mental Health Counselors/Pastoral Psychotherapists and then decides for the church what the qualifications and requirements for Pastoral Psychotherapists are. Pastoral Psychotherapists' qualifications are contrary to Biblical qualifications for Christian Pastors/Counselors. Pastoral Psychotherapists are not even found in the Bible. The government controlled qualifications are also contrary to the U.S. Constitution, First Amendment right of freedom of religion. This poses a hindrance to the counseling of the pastor/counselor, since Biblical counselors do not mix with worldly psychology and psychiatry and Biblical counselors should not have psychological nor psychiatric training.

Title XXX  Occupations and Professions

NH RSA 330-A:20  Provisional Clinical Mental Health Counselor License

The board shall issue a provisional Mental Health Counselor license to any person who has at least five years demonstrated clinical mental health experience and has a master’s degree with a concentration in the field of counseling or psychology from a regionally accredited institution.

NH RSA 330-A:17 (I., II., VII.) Pastoral Psychotherapists

I.  Has passed a satisfactory examination in pastoral psychotherapy based upon a program the content of which was primarily psychology, pastoral psychotherapy, and clinical studies or its equivalent in both subject matter and extent of training.
II.  Has a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.
VII.  Has received a doctoral degree in pastoral psychotherapy based upon a program the content of which was primarily psychology, pastoral psychotherapy, and clinical studies or its equivalent in both subject matter and extent of training.

The qualifications of overseers in the Bible, who do the works of healing, compared the State qualifications of Pastoral Psychotherapist reveal distinct differences between them.  Conflicting qualifications are evidence of conflicting religions.  Biblical qualifications of overseers are as follows:

Biblical Qualifications of Overseers:

1. An overseer, then, must be above reproach

2., the husband of one wife,

3. temperate

4. prudent

5. respectable

6. hospitable

7. able to teach

8. not addicted to wine

9. not pugnacious, but gentle

10. uncontentious

11. free from the love of money.

12. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?)

13. not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.

14. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he may not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

15. Deacons likewise must be men of dignity

16. not double-tongued,

17. not addicted to much wine

18. or fond of sordid gain

19. but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.  

20. And let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach

21.Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

22. Let deacons be husbands of only one wife

23. be good managers of their children and their own households.

Title X New Hampshire Mental Health Services System, Section 135-C:1

I.  The purpose of this chapter is to enable the department of health and human services to:
(a) Establish, maintain, and coordinate a comprehensive, effective, and efficient system of services for persons with mental illness.
(b) Reduce the occurrence, severity and duration of mental, emotional, and behavioral disabilities.
(c) Prevent mentally ill persons from harming themselves or others.
II.  It is the policy of this state to provide to persons who are severely mentally disabled adequate and humane care which, to the extent possible while meeting the purposes of habilitation and treatment, is:
(a) Within each person’s own community.
(b) Least restrictive of the person’s freedom of movement and ability to function normally in society while being appropriate to the person’s individual capacity.
(c) Directed toward elimination the need for services and promoting the person’s independence.
III.  It is the policy of this state that mental illness in and of itself is insufficient to involuntarily admit any person into the mental health services system.

No legislative body in the United States can legally make any laws that establish a religion or any laws that prohibit the free exercise of the religion of the people.  Counseling is intimately concerned with matters related to an individual’s religious beliefs and practices.  Any state involvement in monitoring a person’s counseling will necessitate some degree of entanglement with religious doctrine.  The Free Exercise Clause is implicated when some government mandate substantially burdens a sincerely held religious belief.  The established fact is that Congress and /or other state Legislatures, have unconstitutionally established religion and have prohibited the free exercise of the religion of many people, and especially those of the Christian faith.  This was done in regards to the government establishment of the religions of Psychology and Psychiatry through law.  They therefore have forced the doctrines of mere men upon the citizens contrary to the divinely ordered religious beliefs of some of those citizens, in disregard of the violation. 

The definition of religion is:  Religion can be a devotion to a religious faith or it can be a cause, principle or belief held to with faith and ardor, according to the Merriam -Webster Dictionary

NH RSA 135-C:2 Definition  X. 

“Mental illness” means a substantial impairment of emotional processes, or of the ability to exercise conscious control of one’s actions, or of the ability to perceive reality or to reason, when the impairment is manifested by instances of extremely abnormal behavior or extremely faulty perceptions.  It does not include impairment primarily caused by: (a) epilepsy; (b) mental retardation; (c) continuous or noncontiguous periods of intoxication caused by substances such as alcohol or drugs; or (d) dependence upon or addiction to any substance such as alcohol or drugs.

     Psychology and Psychiatry deal with morals, values and behavioral issues and they hold to dogmas and principles with faith and ardor.  They therefore are religions.  They deal with some of the same behavioral issues revealed in the Bible.  Psychiatry and Psychology do not have divine authority like the Bible does, their teachings are autonomous from that authority, and therefore the teachings, when contradictory, compete with the Christian faith.  Psychotherapy presents to people an alternative and a substitute for Christianity, since it does not always adhere to the Christian faith.  It is a different way, when Jesus Christ claimed to be the way:  

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.  John 14:6 NASB

     Psychology was developed by men who rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Psychiatrist, Thomas Szasz, in his work, The Myth of Psychotherapy, states, “The basic ingredients of psychotherapy are:  religion, rhetoric and repression.”   He also states, “It [psychotherapy] is not merely a religion that pretends to be a science, it is actually a false religion that seeks to destroy true religion.”   Even from a Psychiatrist’s perspective, Psychotherapy is considered a false religion, that seeks to destroy true religion.  Carl Rogers claimed that psychotherapy was subversive, offering a new model of man.  Christopher Lassch, author of The Culture of Narcissus, warns of the implacable resolve of Psychotherapy to rob religion of as much as it can, and to destroy what it cannot.  Karl Kraus, a Viennese journalist, wrote, “Despite its deceptive terminology, psychoanalysis is not a science, but a religion (…)” 

     In the book, Cults in Our Midst, there is a list of types of cults found in the United States and included in that list is Psychology and Psychotherapeutic types. Cults involve a relationship with a leader and a group, a power structure, and in general use a coordinated program of persuasion called brainwashing.   The  leaders of these groups tend to lead people away from God and then to themselves. 

Drugs can be an issue also:
       All psychiatric treatments exert their primary or intended effect by disabling brain functions, says Peter Breggin, M.D., author of Toxic Psychiatry.  Dr. Breggin   maintains that no existing psychiatric treatment corrects or improves existing brain     dysfunction, such as a biochemical imbalance, which he argues is the major misunderstanding about psychiatry that the profession prefers to hide, and which places it outside the realm of proper treatment for disorders.  The courts, state child          protective services agencies, and schools are now working in tandem, backed by the power of the law, to mandate that children as young as three years old take multiple psychotropic drugs despite the lack of a provable scientific basis for such treatments.

          Psychiatry was born out of the eugenics movement of the late 19th century, and was used by totalitarians like Bismarck, Stalin, Hitler, and many more as a tool for   social control, explains Kevin Hall, the New England director of the Citizens          Commission of Human Rights.  Hall provides a terrifying summary of how psychiatry has been misused from the beginning, particularly as a tool of state compulsion. 
              Ivan Pavlov created a system of psycho politics for use by dictator Josef Stalin.    Millions of citizens were sent to gulags because of their opposition to the state, many of whom were given drugs or other treatments to cure them of their      politically defined mental problems. 
              German psychiatrist Ernst Rudin founded psychiatric genetics, the belief that mental health characteristics are passed down genetically, and the German Society    for Racial Hygiene, which used psychiatric genetics in Hitler’s service to establish     that different races are genetically inferior or superior to others.  Rudin’s theories      provided justification for the campaign against Jews, in which he was involved.  

In our time, the mental health establishment has a distinct political agenda:

G. Brock Chisholm, Canadian Psychiatrist, co founder of the enormously influential World Federation for Mental Health announced in 1945 (the same year as the establishment of the United Nations),

“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” (quote )

     United States Law established the United Nations and cause the U. S. Constitution Bill of Rights, freedom of religion, to be superseded by the United Nations Bill of Rights, which actually limits religious freedom:

U.S. Code 287  (a) The President, by and with the consent of the Senate, shall appoint a representative of the United States to the United Nations who shall have the rank of Ambassador…
(g)  All persons appointed in pursuance of authority in this section shall receive compensation…

     Other evidence that the U.S. Constitution, Amendment One and some state Constitutional laws have been violated is found in the laws made by Congress/Legislature that set up mental health institutions, prison mental health wards and laws that force mental health evaluations and mental health counseling upon the citizens for various reasons.   In the State of New Hampshire, all families are subject to mental health evaluations in the Child Protection Act:

RSA 169:C-16 (III.)(IV.) Preliminary Disposition

III.  The Court many at any time order the child, parents, guardian, custodian, or household member subject to the petition or exparte order, to submit to a mental health evaluation, or undergo a physical examination, or treatment, with a written assessment being provided to the court.  The court may order that the child, who is subject of the petition or the family or both be evaluated by a mental health center or any other psychiatrist, psychologist or psychiatric social worker or family therapist or undergo physical examination or treatment with a written assessment provided to the court… 
 IV.  If the child, the parent, guardian or custodian objects to the mental health evaluation, he shall object in writing to the court having jurisdiction within 5 days after notification of the time and place of said evaluation.  The court shall hold a hearing to consider the objection prior to ordering said evaluation.  Upon good cause shown, the court may excuse the child, the parent, guardian or custodian from the provisions of this section.

  These evaluations are contrary to the teaching found in the Bible:

 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man.
 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 1 Corinthians 4:5

     Pastor We Chang, formerly pastor of the United Methodist Church in Manchester, NH stated that subjecting oneself to evaluation is sin.  Former Pastor Chris Emerson of First Congregational Church in Manchester, NH, stated that a pastor cannot give evaluations because that is judging, which in itself is sin.

     I believe that Christians must reject the psychological theories and methodologies developed by men because Christians are warned in the Bible against turning to the counsel of the ungodly.  The laws that establish these religions must be challenged and changed.  Currently, civil disobedience toward courts which enforce the violation of  the first amendment establishment of religion and the free exercise clause, is the only option to giving up one's faith in order to succumb to the sinful practices of the government.  Direction from the Bible for Christians regarding government established mandatory mental health counseling follows:

 1. How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
    Nor stand in the path of sinners,
    Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    And in His law he meditates day and night.
-- New King James Psalms 1:1-2

"Woe to the rebellious children,'' says the Lord, "Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin;…  Isaiah 30:1 NASB

     In this passage from Isaiah, God has clearly stated that our counsel, advice and plans must come from Him or we are sinning.  We must not trust in or go to those who are not godly or do not use the Bible, God’s Word, as a basis of their counsel.  We must not attempt to strengthen ourselves in sources not rooted in God.  To go to other sources than God for our guidance is rebellion against God.  Other scriptures on the subject are:

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB

 …seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.  2 Peter 1:3,4 NASB

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;  Colossians 2:8-10 NASB

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:  -- King James 1 Timothy 6:20

     Found in the Old Testament of the Bible, God called alliances with other religions, “adultery”.  In every situation, He brought judgment upon His people that caused national and personal weakness.   When under the judgment of God for this “adultery”, Israel was oppressed by the nations that surrounded them.  When they repented of their sins and cried out to God for deliverance, God deliver them and strengthen their nation.                Combining Christianity with psychotherapy is joining two or more religious systems.  Submission to Psychotherapy affects a person’s beliefs.  Psychological theories and methods continue to subvert Christianity.  Promoters of Psychology have weakened those of the Christian faith who have submitted to it. 

     In the E-book, Competent to Minister:  The Biblical Care of Souls, authors Martin and Deidre Bobgan, encourage the church to return to its Biblical roots.  They cite the Reformation as a turning point in the church.  There were two great teachings that came from the Reformation that have been overlooked by those who adhere to the psychological way.  Those doctrines are “Lola Scriptura” and “the priesthood of all believers“.  Sola Scriptura means "by Scripture alone".  The Priesthood of all believers means that believers are guided by the Word and empowered by the Holy Spirit are equipped and called to minister to one another in the  body of Christ.” 

     Asylums for those with behavioral problems developed in the middle ages.  Then Psychiatry developed as an notion that institutions or asylums could be made curative, as good eighteenth century Enlightenment, through reason, could make improvement upon previous centuries. “If revolutionary France could be given a constitution and the laws of market economics laid bare, so could illness be systematically treated through therapeutic philosophies.”   Germany‘s Rohan Reil stated in 1803 “The physicians of England, France, and Germany are all stepping forward at once to improve the lot of the insane.” They wanted to eradicate insanity.  It was this kind of scientific thinking that launched psychiatry.  Phillippe Pinel, an early 19th century Parisian psychiatrist is considered the founder of modern Psychiatry.  He abolished the chains at the institution that he directed.  By WWI the asylums had become vast warehouses.  The dreams of  the early psychiatrists failed, whether due to overwhelming numbers of patients or to people being admitted because they were social misfits and outcasts, tending to be inconvenient rather than ill. 

     There were divisions in the field of Psychiatry itself.  There were the neuroscientific minded Psychiatrists who concentrated on brain-biology and genetics and then there were the psychosocial minded psychiatrists emphasizing personal history and social surroundings.  The neuroscientific side saw growing pathology, the psychosocial side saw people’s intolerance to deviation.  Some placed distress within the category of morals and passions and their theories were dubbed “Romantic psychiatry”.
     One such Romantic Psychiatrist, a German, Johann Christian Heinroth, born in 1773, was involved with the fundamentalist Protestant religious movement of the early 19th Century called Pietism.  He taught Psychiatry from 1827 and  came to a perspective based upon morality and sin.  He believed that people’s passions drove them to choose evil and that that choice leads to corruption.  Once corrupted, external events, such as terror, vexation or disappointment, precipitate mental illness.  In his textbook, “Textbook of Mental Hygiene”, published in 1823, he reviewed the circumstances that affect one’s well being:  food, drink sleep, exercise, air pollution and poor physical hygiene.  He wrote “The world however gives us no freedom; it will never leave us free.  Only God makes us free.”   His pietizing sat ill with his contemporaries.  Neuroscience and psychosocial wings of psychiatry were counterbalanced almost from the beginning, though biological psychiatry dominated the discipline throughout the 19th century.  

      Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), an Austrian Jewish doctor who sought the cure of mental disorders, developed Psychoanalysis.  He was an atheist and a secular man to the end of his life.  As a doctor, he investigated cocaine by personally using it, advocating its use, and then wrote about its value as a medicine.  The furor over cocaine, when there was a death attributed to its use, caused him to change his views. 
     Szasz stated, “ One of Freud’s most powerful motives in life was the desire to inflict vengeance on Christianity for its traditional Anti-Semitism.”   Sigmund, along with his wife and daughter escaped from Austria to England after Hitler’s invasion of  Austria in March 1938.  Freud’s four sisters, whom he left in Vienna, died in Nazi concentration camps.  Sigmund Freud’s goal was to get back at Christians for their anti-Semitism, and he did it through Psychoanalysis.  Freud, in his book, Future of an Illusion, compares fundamentalism to tyranny - like love and liquor- an intoxicant, and the only way to overcome fundamentalism is to cut off faith completely.  “Freud’s recommendation is complete withdrawal from the drug, and that means militant atheism.”   Freud tried to find a psychoanalytical explanation for anti-Semitism in his book, Moses and Monotheism.  Suffering from jaw cancer, he died in England after his doctor gave him an overdose of morphine.  Freud, psychoanalyst and teacher, had disciples that carried on his work    
     Though all forms of psychotherapy are religious,  “transpersonal” is more so because it includes beliefs in the supernatural, offering Eastern Religion and the occult.  It is           in direct contradiction with the Christian Bible.  They claim that any religion that claims to be the only way is anathema.  Oriental religions seem to be making a gradual headway as psychotherapies, not as religions.

On the other side, Christians believe that Jesus Christ meets all of the believer’s needs, that His divine power has given Christians everything needed for life and godliness.  People can receive counsel and know God’s will for their lives through the Word of God found in the Bible and through Biblical counsel.  The source and cause of many mental problems is because of the indwelling of demons.  There are practical steps that people can take to deliver themselves or others from demonic oppression.  Jesus delivered demoniacs from their demons and afterward they were in their right mind.  The following scripture is an example:
 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him,
 and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain;
 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.
 And constantly night and day, among the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out and gashing himself with stones.
And seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;
 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What do I have to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!"
For He had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"
And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is Legion; for we are many."
 And he began to entreat Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.
 Now there was a big herd of swine feeding there on the mountain.
 And the demons entreated Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."
 And He gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.
 And their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and out in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.
 And they came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened.
 And those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.
 And they began to entreat Him to depart from their region.
Mark 5:2-17  NASB

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; Mark 16:17 KJV

     Some Christians overlook God given cures, that are so clearly effective.  One explanation is that they are ignorant of the Bible. Another is that Psychological and Psychiatric systems are heavily promoted by the government. Without the knowledge of, faith or belief in the Word of God, many have chosen to go to the world system, which involves drugs (sorcery and occult) and counsel not based upon the Bible.  The nations have been deceived by these drug oriented groups. The Bible states in the following scripture:

 "Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her."
And a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "Thus will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer.
 "And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer;
 and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.
 "And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth."     Revelation 18:20-24 NASB

     Another way the government has established religion indirectly, though just as surely, is by the government sanction of the United Nations, as well as the mandated support of the United Nations by taxpayers.  The United Nations was started after World War II, in 1945 by fifteen secret American Communists to obtain the goal of ruling the world in a total state.  History has proved that totalitarian states become tyrannies.  At the United Nations, all existing religions are being merged into one religion, worshiping at one altar.  Robert Muller, former UN assistant secretary-general and New Age mystic, suggested that people the world over should “display the UN flag in all houses of worship.”   United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has stated:  You may think that the United Nations, an intergovernmental organization, must abide by the same separation of Church and State found in the United States and many other countries (…) I would ask you to think differently (…)  The United Nations is a tapestry, not only of suits and saris, but of clerics’ collars, nuns’ habits, and lamas’ robes - of mitres, skullcaps and yarmulkes.   The United Nations building has a meditation room that is maintained by the Lucis Trust, a New Age organization, which is in fact “militantly anti-Christian”.   Near the meditation room is a stained glass window with the god Pan, a prefiguration of the devil.

     The UN’s International Bill of Rights claim: 

Everyone shall have the right to freedom of … religion…  Freedoms to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedom of others.

This UN Bill of Rights does not protect the religious freedom of anyone outside their limitation by law.  The United Nations Bill of Rights can subject people to limitations of freedom and thus the UN can limit a person’s expression of faith by the laws of men, not the laws of God found in the Bible.
     In the support of the United Nations and Psychology and Psychiatry through taxes and our laws, citizens of the United States have been placed in a position of spiritual oppression, are in opposition to God’s Word and  submit to lawlessness.  The United Nations Bill of Rights, which limits our religious freedom, supercedes the U.S. Constitution in the minds of many, even some in the courts. 

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.  Galatians 6:7 

If we taxpayers sow to the United Nations, we shall reap their Bill of Rights with limited freedom of religion.  The spiritual danger is clear. 
Though there has been opposition, the government has refused to amend its unconstitutional laws.  The Massachusetts Legislature has mandated by the law that all college students be required to have health insurance.  Later, the mandated Health Insurance included mental health treatment. 
     The Bush administration proposed to impose universal mental health screening on Americans. It would have made it likely that everybody would be subject to scrutiny for pathological bias -- not just in the form of racism or homophobia, but perhaps paranoia and anti-government attitudes as well.  
     Considering the attack upon the United States citizen’s freedom of religion through the establishment of the United Nations and the establishment of Psychiatry and Psychology, we should seriously consider whether it is our resolve to restore our religious freedom.  Are we willing to get out of the United Nations, to change the laws and system that have established Psychology and Psychiatry in our Government and society? 
     I personally know the horrors of the establishment of Psychiatry and Psychology in our laws.  The state government took our deeply loved children away from us because they thought my children could be neglected in the future because of my beliefs against Psychology and Psychiatry in defense of my Christian faith, after refusing to be evaluated.  The judge did not approve of my religious beliefs. Our parental rights were terminated. My children were separated from us, drugged with psychotropic drugs by doctors and forced to go to Psychiatrists for evaluations and Psychologists for counseling, against my approval.  The children were told that their parents did not do what it took to get them back, but we know that we love the children of God when we love God and obey His commandments. It my goal to see the unconstitutional laws that establish religion (Psychiatry & Psychology) repealed and that the U.S. Constitutional freedom of religion be restored.  It is my hope that readers of this paper will join me in this fight for our religious freedom and that of our children.

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 1 Corinthians 4:5

We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;  Ephesians 5:11  New American Standard Bible.



Barbara Haines
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December 14, 2007, Revised 2014

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God is Totally Against Tatoos


`You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead, nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:28 New American Standard Bible


19. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
20. For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

13. For Thou didst form my inward parts;
Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb.
14. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Thy works,
And my soul knows it very well.
15. My frame was not hidden from Thee,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.
16. Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Thy book they were all written,
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.

Psalms 139:13-16

The creation of our bodies is the skillful work of God. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Tattoos on the body are like grafitti on a temple. The body of a Christian is a temple of the Holy Spirit. We are not our own, for we have been bought with a price. According to 1 Corinthians 6:20, we must glorify God in our bodies.

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Anna (Saint Anne), The Mother of Mary and Grandmother of Jesus


Saint Anne gave the world her daughter, the Virgin Mary.  She closed the Old Testament and brought to the world the beginning of a new order. 
Anne was charitable to all.  Her father and her husband, Joachim, were both men of substantial means.  She lived a normal life of a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, under conditions which were, for the most part, favorable to happiness, comfort and general well-being.  She practiced her faith fervently.  She lived purely and led a life of consecration.
Anne was born to a Chief of the tribe of Levi, who lived in Sephoris, Bethlehem, and Hebron.  Her elder sister, Hismarian, was born in Sephoris.  When Hismarian was eight years old, Anne, was born either in Sephoris or Bethlehem.  There was a tranquility and graciousness in their way of life.  Their needs were few and they were frugal, provident and studious.  They made a virtue of hospitality, and their family life was harmonious; children were brought up to honor their father and their mother, and to learn and keep all the Commandments.  Their general education included the Law and the Prophets. 
Before her marriage, Anne’s Mother visited a holy hermit, who prophesied that she would not have a son, but a daughter, who would give birth to a most holy virgin, even the future mother of God”.  Her elder daughter, Hismarian married Eliud, a young neighbor and a year later gave birth to a daughter whom they called Elizabeth.  There were not any special signs appearing with Hismarian.  With Anne, it was different.  Her mother had almost given up hope of having a second child when one evening, as she was kneeling in prayer on her housetop, she thought she saw a strange light.  Soon this light seemed to encircle her like fire and out of the air came a “clamorous sound” which gradually took the form of words, repeating the hermit’s promise.  At almost the same hour, her husband who was still in the fields with his flock, beheld a fiery cloud; and from it came a mighty voice telling him that, on his return to his home, he would find written upon his couch four letters which would form the name of the child which should be born to his wife through the will of God.  The shepherd hurried home to find upon his couch, the letters A-N-N-A written in gold.  The meaning of the word in Hebrew is grace.  Neither husband nor wife doubted that their joint vision had a celestial origin or that their next child would be the mother of a “holy virgin” and that they would be the grandmother of the Messiah. 
The golden letters spelling the name Anna appeared in many other parts of the room and after the birth of the baby, were  imprinted on her little daughter’s breast.  Her parents allowed the crowds to see it, being partially uncovered, so that they, too, could share in the joy and wonder.  Among the throng were hermits from Carmel, shepherds from the fields, neighbors from the village, and a Nazarene named Seral, who was blind from birth.  Seral placed Anna’s hand upon his eyes and his eyes were opened to see.  The family later moved to Nazareth and then the parents of Anne took her to Jerusalem to be brought up and educated in the Temple.  The household moved to Jerusalem when Anne was nine years old.  Anne’s father had been summoned to take a permanent position in the Temple. 
Anne was highly educated in the Temple by scribes and doctors of the law.  She learned about history and geography.  She learned mathematics, and astronomy.  In short, she learned the practical and familiar arts.  Her days began and ended with prayer.  Her father served in the Temple and also watched the flocks.  Anne accompanied her father in the fields.  She did her daily chores, like fetching water from the wells. 
Anne was lovely, discreet, learned and reverent.  She was early sought in marriage.  Joachim, from the Tribe of Judah, was the chosen one.  His name meant Preparation of the Savior.  He was the son of Mathas.  He had a younger brother named Jacob.  Mathas was from Nazareth and would visit his friends in Jerusalem, bringing his sons with him.
At the age of about 20 Anne and Joachim were to be married. Joachim's family was from Galilee and Nazareth.  Anna’s family was from Bethlehem.  Their lives were plain and right in the sight of the Lord, pious and faultless before men. 
The bride and groom went hand in hand to the temple to be married, preceded by a double cortege of ten chosen companions of Joachim and ten bridesmaids.  Anne wore an embroidered violet robe with embroidered sandals to match.  She also wore a violet colored veil with a nuptial crown. The marriage ceremony consisted of the reading of the marriage contract, the bestowal of the wedding ring, and the shared drinking, then smashing of the cup. 
After their marriage, Joachim and Anne lived in Jerusalem in a flowering garden near the city walls and near the pool of Bethesda.  Joachim supervised the flocks and Anne oversaw the household, worked in her garden, spun and sewed.  She went to the city to market and attended the Temple and attended to the poor.  She would often see Roman soldiers, who ruled her country.  She had a great gift of nursing the sick in body and mind and was frequently called upon. 
The couple was childless for many years.  When Joachim was going to make an offering, he was reproached by Issachar the high priest for not having any children.  Later, the angel of the lord appeared to Joachim saying, “For He hath surely seen your shame, and heard you unjustly reproached for not having children:  for God is an avenger for sin, and not of nature; And so when He shuts the womb of any person, he does it for this reason, that he may in a more wonderful manner may again open it, and that which is born appear to be not the product of lust, but the gift of God.”
… “But if reason will not convince you of the truth of my words, that there are frequent conceptions in advanced years, and that those who were barren have brought forth to their great surprise; therefore Anna your wife shall bring you a daughter, and you shall call her name Mary; She shall, according to your vow, be devoted to the Lord from her infancy, and be filled with the Holy Ghost from her mother’s womb; She shall neither eat nor drink anything which is unclean, nor shall her conversation be without among the common people, but in the temple of the Lord; that so she may not fall under any slander or suspicion of what is bad.  So in the process of her years, as she shall be in a miraculous manner born of one that was barren, so she shall, while yet a virgin, in a way unparalleled, bring forth the Son of the most High God, who shall be called Jesus, and, according to the signification of his name, be the Savior of all nations.
“And this shall be a sign to you of the things which I declare, namely when you come to the golden gate of Jerusalem, you shall there meet your wife Anna, who being very much troubled that you returned no sooner, shall then rejoice to see you.”
The Angel afterward appeared to Anna.  The angel gave her a similar message. 
“For I am that angel who hath offered up your prayers and alms before God, and am now sent to you, that I may inform you, that a daughter will be born unto you, who shall be called Mary, and shall be blessed above all women.  She shall be, immediately upon her birth, full of the grace of the Lord, and shall continue during the three years of her weaning in her father’s house, and afterwards, being devoted to the service of the Lord, shall not depart from the temple, till she arrives to years of discretion.”
“In a word, she shall there serve the Lord night and day in fasting and prayer, shall abstain from every unclean thing, and never know any man; but being an unparalleled instance without any pollutions or defilement, and a virgin not knowing any man, shall bring forth a son, and a maid shall bring forth the Lord, who both by his grace and name and works, shall be the Savior of the world.”
Anna was told to go to the golden gate (it was gilt with gold), as a sign of what the angel told her.  Both Anna and Joachim obeyed the command and when they came to the place of the Golden Gate, they met each other. 
“Then, rejoicing at each other’s vision, and being fully satisfied in the promise of a child, they gave due thanks to the Lord, who exalts the humble.  After having praised the Lord, they returned home, and lived in a cheerful and assured expectation of the promise of God.  So Anna conceived, and brought forth a daughter, and according to the angel’s command, the parents did call her the name Mary.”
Virgin Mary, from the royal race and family of David, was born in Nazareth, educated from the age of three in the Temple of the Lord at Jerusalem until the age of discretion. 

In the United States alone, there are nearly 400 Catholic churches dedicated to St. Anne and many Episcopal churches.  There are countless shrines and altars dedicated to her, including one in Fiskdale, Massachusetts.  Veneration is found in the Greek Orthodox Church and the Church of England.  She is the patron saint of both the Province of Quebec and the Province of Brittany.  Other Christian localities and countries where she is especially honored are Apt in Provence, traditionally the site of her tomb…., Flanders, Rhineland, and throughout Spain.  There is the beautiful church of St. Anne on the lovely, peaceful flowering site of the home of Anne and Joachim, enclosed by walls in the Arab Section of Jerusalem which has been directed by the French White Fathers to whom the property has been formally ceded.  There are missions bearing her name at Fujieda in Japan and in South Africa, Istanbul and Trebizond in Turkey and in Ceylon.  Shrine of St. Anne on la Mote in Lake Champlain was the site of the first Mass said in New England and also the site was the first settlement in Vermont, in 1666.  The remains of Anne were hidden in Apt, Provence, discovered later by Charlemagne.

Written by Barbara Haines

This is the story of the Virgin’s conception and birth as it appears in the Gospel of the Birth of Mary, which was attributed to the Apostle Matthew.  Information and passages were taken from the book, Saint Anne Grandmother of Our Savior , 1962, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, by Frances Parkinson Keyes, who was a New Hampshire resident and the wife of New Hampshire Governor Henry Wilder Keyes, 1917-1919, who later served three terms as US Senator in the United States Congress.





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Barbara Ann Haines is the founder of Glory of the Lord Ministry, an Apostolic Christian Ministry. The ministry was founded in 1987, in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, for the purpose of glorifying God through the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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