... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

08
November
2013

Aliyah an overview: the Jewish Kingdom of Israel Part IV of IV

Aliyah of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel has been on going through ages. Their claim on the Land of Israel has all ways been based on their ancient history, their cultural and religious history tying them to the this land through centuries The main source …

28
March
2011

Groene Olijfboom

Olijfboom in Getsemane, Jeruzalem

Maar ik ben als een groene olijfboom
in het huis van God,
ik vertrouw op de liefde van God
voor eeuwig en altijd.
Psalm 52:10, Koning David (NBV)

Een zilvergroene olijfboom vol prachtige vruchten
noemde de HEER jou.
Jeremia 11:16a

... zijn jonge loten zullen uitlopen.
Het zal als een prachtige olijfboom pronken …
Hosea 14:7

 

De Olijfboom is bekend om de frisheid van zijn bladeren die altijd groen zijn. Om zijn sterke wortels die zelfs door rotsen kan dringen. Om zijn lange levensduur, de olijfboom leeft langer dan andere fruitbomen. En zijn vermogen om in een omgeving met ziltwater te kunnen overleven.

De Olijfboom in de landbouw
Deze boom heeft wortels die zich diep en breed vertakken, waardoor hij lang zonder toediening van water kan overleven. Hij kan een verhoogde concentratie zout in het grondwater verdragen waardoor hij kan groeien in gebieden dicht bij de zee.

Verbouwen en oogsten
Het snoeien van de Olijfboom gebeurd aan het einde van de lengte. De boom heeft weinig verzorging nodig. Zijn vruchten rijpen laat in de herfst, of gedurende de winter verder naar het Zuiden. Het plukken en verwerken van olijven vereist weinig machinale werk.

Opslag Olijfolie
Olijfolie is makkelijk op te slaan. Deze wordt ten minste een jaar lang niet ranzig, en tegen die tijd is er al weer een verse oogst beschikbaar.

Olijfolie
Olijfolie wordt gebruikt voor verschillende doeleinden. In religieuze rituelen, voor medicijnen, in zeepproducten, voor huidverzorging, als brandstof olielampen, et cetera.

Olijfboom als symbool voor mensen:
Degenen die door de Almachtige God en Vader gekozen worden om hem te dienen zoals Koning David deed,

1 De engel die met mij sprak, kwam terug en wekte mij zoals men iemand uit de slaap wekt. 2 Hij zeide tot mij: Wat ziet gij? Daarop antwoordde ik: Ik zie daar een kandelaar, geheel van goud, met een oliehouder aan zijn top; hij heeft zeven lampen, en telkens zeven toevoerbuizen voor de lampen erbovenop; 3 en twee olijfbomen steken boven hem uit, de ene rechts en de andere links van de oliehouder. ... '
14 Toen zeide hij: Zij zijn de twee gezalfden die vóór de Here der ganse aarde staan.
Zacharia 4 (NBG)

De Olijf staat symbool voor:
- zuiverheid
- vrede en wijsheid
- macht en glorie
- vruchtbaarheid en een lang leven

En hoop,

10 Hij wachtte nog zeven dagen en liet de  d u i f  toen opnieuw los. 11 Tegen de avond kwam ze bij hem terug – met een jong olijfblad in haar snavel. Toen wist Noach dat het water op de aarde verder gedaald was. 
Genesis 8:10-11
(NBV)

23
February
2011

Music

Celebrating Bar Mitswa on the way to the Western Wall, Jerusalem

25 He stationed the Levites in the temple of the LORD with cymbals, harps and lyres in the way prescribed by David and Gad the king's seer and Nathan the prophet; this was commanded by the LORD through his prophets. 26 So the Levites stood ready with David's instruments, and the priests with their trumpets.
2 Chronicles 29:25-26 (NIV)

14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the LORD troubled him. ...
23 ... David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him.
1 Samuel 16:14-23 (NKJV)

These passages, amongst others: 1 Chronicles 16, shows how important music that honers God the Father and is uplifting, is to him. Doesn't this show why God choose David to set up the Tabernacle of David? Twenty four hours of worshiping God with music and songs?

Y'rushalayim Shel Zahav [Jerusalem of Gold]
Psalm 122 (NIV)


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Hineni Symphony Orchestra
The founder of The Green Olive Tree, supports the work of Hineni Symphony Orchestra. This orchestra  aims to bring comfort to the Israeli people, to show support for the Israeli through music and to gain founds to support the work of Benjamin Philip,
Hineni Center Jerusalem
.

The Hineni Orchestra will be giving a concert tour in Israel in 2013. If you would be interested to support this orchestra, please contact them:
hineni-orchestra.org

De oprichtster van The Green Olive Tree, steunt het werk van Hineni Symphony Orchestra. Dit orkest beoogt troost te brengen voor het Israelische volk, steun te betuigen jegens hen door middel van muziek en het verkreigen van fondsen ter ondersteuning van het werk van 
Benjamin Philip,
Hineni Center Jerusalem
.

Het Hineni Orkest zal  een concert tour in Israel houden in 2013. Als u geïnteresseerd zou zijn om dit orkest te steunen, neemt u contact met ze op:
hineni-orchestra.org


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Rock'n Roll

" ... that Rock'n Roll is an art form by itself. It's as good as classical music, it's as good as opera, it's just different, and it stands by itself. The drugs scene stole it. ..."

The most sensible and inspiring words ever said about mainstream Rock'n Roll, spoken by a mainstream rock artist who has been going strong for decades, has set records and has proven himself with his outstanding career his words to be true. Sir Cliff Richards, EMI, in an interview with Ivo Niehe, Tros TV Show Dutch Television 1995.

Starfield
Starfield is a Canadian Christian rock band of the two brothers John and Tim Neufeld with Tim as lead singer. The lyric of their song My Generation is being used on this website with their permission. More about this band: Strarfield. Interview with the band - watch it here (video time: 2:42:00) - for a few wise words of Tim Neufeld about growing closer to God and feeling his presence. Words which by God's grace played a part in focusing my attention on this band in the first place.

In 2012 Starfield released an independent album called The Kingdom,
Starfield Official Music Video 2012: ♫ The Kingdom
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Glory is rising My Generation
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21
February
2011

Green Olive Tree


 

But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.

Psalm 52:8, King David (ESV)

The LORD once called you
'a green olive tree, beautiful with good fruit.'
Jeremiah 11:16a

... his shoots shall spread out;
his beauty shall be like the olive,
Hosea 14:6a


The Olive tree

The Olive tree is known for the freshness of its ever green leaves. The strength of its roots that can even penetrate rocks. Its longevity, for the tree lives longer than other fruit trees. And its ability to survive in an environment with salty ground water. The tree seems to produce better oil while growing in porer soil.

The Olive tree in agriculture
The tree has a wide and deep root system which ensures its survival without additional watering for some time. It can tolerate the increased salt content of underground water while growing in areas close to the sea. Because of these, an olive tree can handle severe weather conditions. This enables olive groves to be beneficial in solving desertification while providing excellent olive oil as researchers found out.

Growing and harvest
The pruning of the Olive tree is in late spring. The tree needs minimal cultivation. Its fruit matures in late autumn or through the winter further south. Olive collecting and processing needs minimal mechanical technology.

Storage of Olive oil
Olive oil is easily stored. It will not go rancid for at least a year by which time a fresh harvest will be available.

Olive oil
Olive oil is used for many different purposes. In religious rituals, for medicines, in soap-making, for skin care, to fuel oil lamps, etcetera.

The Olive Tree as a symbol for people:
Those God the Almighty Father chooses to be anointed to serve him as King David did,

1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. 
2 He asked me, “What do you see?”
I answered,
“I see a solid gold lamp stand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. 
3 Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.” ...
14 So he said, “These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth.”
Zechariah 4 (NIV)

The Olive is a symbol for:
- pureness
- peace and wisdom
- power and glory
- fertility and long life

And hope,

10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11 When the d o v e returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked  o l i v e  leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.
Genesis 8:10-11 (NIV)

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