By Stephanie A. Stradford and Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
In the latest battle for Israel’s right to exist, investigators return to an all-too-familiar “firey furnace,” fueled by Nebuchadnezzar’s unquenchable thirst for power. After centuries of repetitive behavior, the names have changed but the choice of CHAOS over COMMUNITY tends to perpetuate a dream deferred.
FAS2, October 11, 2023, Babylon -- “Evangelism seems to be taking a back seat to the budget,” said Dr. Calvin H. Sydnor, III, a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and elected general officer of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Some 8,241 miles from the Sydnor’s retirement villa, we find the Reverend Solomon Nxumalo, a retired Presiding Elder in his denomination’s 18th episcopal district. “The Class Leader System is an efficient way of managing a local congregation but is it still feasible,” asked Nxumalo.
Both established experts in church leadership agree their ecclesia government would benefit from more Class Meetings. Two or more Generation Alpha Class Leaders are meeting in Maseru with generations X, Y, and Z on the same topic. They have partnered on a $100 million future fund aimed at achieving #NoPoverty2030 where believers live, learn, work and/or worship. And, their corporate “faith,” augmented by access to global information, considers math, science and world history perspectives.
A man's patrilineal ancestry, or male-line ancestry, can be traced using the DNA on his Y-chromosome (Y-DNA), because the Y-chromosome is transmitted from a father to son nearly unchanged. The science challenges the learner to discover the J-chromosome in Israel's migration out of Sub-Saharan Africa Daniel 3:24-26 ISV - The Fourth Man in the Furnace
Empowered by something someone said that Jesus said, these heirs of salvation are standing on the Word. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people who are like these children. Both believers have declared themselves healers in their written vision of the future.
Today’s believers are learning in a place that only exists virtually. It’s geographic proximity to their Kingdom in the Sky justifies their national security interests. We’ll want to PAY ATTENTION to today’s patterns of corruption to ensure justice now for the future. Back in the day before the Boomer, sermons like “Shadrach, Meshach and a Baddddd Negro” coded historic debates about stolen people and their indigenous languages.
From The Book of Daniel, we follow the second son in the House of David toward his #ManifestDestiny. “Then Ashpenaz, the chief officer, gave them Babylonian names. Daniel’s new name was Belteshazzar. Hananiah’s was Shadrach. Mishael’s was Meshach. And Azariah’s new name was Abednego.” Daniel 1-7
Daniel had a dream. He also had family ties to the House of David, as did Jesus the matrilineal miracle and greatest influencer of all times. Daniel’s dream influenced a king to change the law. “So I now make this law: The people of any nation or language must not say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Anyone who does will be torn apart. And his house will be turned into a pile of stones. No other god can save his people like this.”
Investigative reporting into a divine being in a firey furnace that might have otherwise consumed Hananiah (aka Shadrach); Mishael (aka Meshach); And Azariah (aka Abednego) alleges the absence of a Y-chromosome. The Y-chromosome is one of the 23rd pair of human chromosomes. Only males have a Y-chromosome. Women have two X chromosomes in their 23rd pair. A man's patrilineal ancestry, or male-line ancestry, can be traced using the DNA on his Y-chromosome (Y-DNA), because the Y-chromosome is transmitted from a father to son nearly unchanged. Daniel 3:24-26 ISV - The Fourth Man in the Furnace