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ኤርምያስ ፱ | ተወግተው ስለሞቱ ፣ ስለ ሕዝቤ ሴት ልጅ ሰዎች ፣ ሌሊትና ቀን አለቅስ ዘንድ ፣ራሴን ውሃ ዓይኔም የእንባ ምንጭ በሆነልኝ!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 21, 2021

ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል። እነሆ፥ አቀልጣቸዋለሁ እፈትናቸውማለሁ፤ ስለ ሕዝቤ ሴት ልጅ ክፋት ከዚህ ሌላ የማደርገው ምንድር ነው?

✞ ✞ ✞[ትንቢተ ኤርምያስ ምዕራፍ ፱]✞ ✞ ✞

፩ ተወግተው ስለ ሞቱ ስለ ሕዝቤ ሴት ልጅ ሰዎች ሌሊትና ቀን አለቅስ ዘንድ ራሴ ውኃ፥ ዓይኔም የእንባ ምንጭ በሆነልኝ!

፪ ሁሉም አመንዝሮች፥ የአታላዮች ጉባኤ ናቸውና ሕዝቤን እተዋቸው ዘንድ ከእነርሱም እለይ ዘንድ በምድረ በዳ የመንገደኞች ማደሪያን ማን በሰጠኝ?

፫ ምላሳቸውን ስለ ሐሰት እንደ ቀስት ገተሩ፤ በምድር በረቱ ነገር ግን ለእውነት አይደለም፤ ከክፋት ወደ ክፋት ይሄዳሉና እኔንም አላወቁምና፥ ይላል እግዚአብሔር።

፬ ወንድምም ሁሉ ያሰናክላልና፥ ባልንጀራም ሁሉ ያማልና እናንተ ሁሉ ከባልንጀሮቻችሁ ተጠንቀቁ፥ በወንድሞቻችሁም አትታመኑ።

፭ ሰውም ሁሉ ባልንጀራውን ያታልላል በእውነትም አይናገርም፤ ሐሰትን መናገርንም ምላሳቸው ተምሮአል፥ ክፉንም ለማድረግ ይደክማሉ።

፮ ማደሪያህ በሽንገላ መካከል ነው፥ ከሽንገላም የተነሣ እኔን ያውቁኝ ዘንድ እንቢ ብለዋል፥ ይላል እግዚአብሔር።

፯ ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል። እነሆ፥ አቀልጣቸዋለሁ እፈትናቸውማለሁ፤ ስለ ሕዝቤ ሴት ልጅ ክፋት ከዚህ ሌላ የማደርገው ምንድር ነው?

፰ ምላሳቸው የተሳለ ፍላጻ ነው፤ ሽንገላን ይናገራሉ ሰው ከባልንጀራው ጋር በሰላም ይናገራል፥ በልቡ ግን ያደባበታል።

፱ በውኑ ስለዚህ ነገር አልቀሥፍምን? ይላል እግዚአብሔር፤ ነፍሴስ እንደዚህ ባለ ሕዝብ ላይ አትበቀልምን?

፲ ለተራሮች ልቅሶን ለምድረ በዳ ማሰማርያዎችም ዋይታን አነሣለሁ፥ ሰው እንዳያልፍባቸው በእሳት ተቃጥለዋልና። ሰዎችም የከብቱን ድምፅ አይሰሙም፤ ከሰማይ ወፎች ጀምሮ እስከ እንስሳ ድረስ ሸሽተው ሄደዋል።

፲፩ ኢየሩሳሌምንም የፍርስራሽ ክምር የቀበሮም ማደሪያ አደርጋታለሁ፥ የይሁዳንም ከተሞች ሰው የማይቀመጥባት ባድማ አደርጋቸዋለሁ።

፲፪ ይህን የሚያስተውል ጠቢብ ሰው ማን ነው? ያወራስ ዘንድ የእግዚአብሔር አፍ ለማን ተናገረ? ሰው እንዳያልፍባት ምድርስ ስለምን ጠፋች፥ እንደ ምድረ በዳስ ስለ ምን ተቃጠለች?

፲፫ እግዚአብሔርም እንዲህ አለ። የሰጠኋቸውን ሕጌን ትተዋልና፥ ቃሌንም አልሰሙምና፥

፲፬ ነገር ግን የልባቸውን ምኞትና አባቶቻቸው ያስተማሩአቸውን በኣሊምን ተከትለዋልና

፲፭ ስለዚህ የእስራኤል አምላክ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል። እነሆ፥ ይህን ሕዝብ እሬትን አበላዋለሁ የሐሞትንም ውኃ አጠጣዋለሁ።

፲፮ እነርሱና አባቶቻቸውም ባላወቁአቸው አሕዛብ መካከል እበትናቸዋለሁ፥ እስካጠፋቸውም ድረስ በስተ ኋላቸው ሰይፍን እሰድድባቸዋለሁ።

፲፯ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል። እንዲመጡ አልቃሾች ሴቶችን ጥሩ፤ እንዲመጡም ወደ ብልሃተኞች ሴቶች ላኩ፤

፲፰ ዓይኖቻችንም እንባ እንዲያፈስሱ የዓይናችንም ሽፋሽፍቶች ውኃን እንዲያፈልቁ ፈጥነው ለእኛ ልቅሶውን ይያዙ።

፲፱ በጽዮን። እንዴት ተበዘበዝን! ምድርንም ትተናልና፥ ቤቶቻችንንም አፍርሰዋልና እንዴት አፈርን! የሚል የልቅሶ ድምፅ ተሰምቶአል።

፳ እናንተ ሴቶች ሆይ፥ የእግዚአብሔርን ቃል ስሙ፥ ጆሮአችሁም የአፉን ቃል ትቀበል፥ ለሴቶች ልጆቻችሁም ልቅሶውን፥ እያንዳንዳችሁም ለባልንጀሮቻችሁ ዋይታውን አስተምሩ።

፳፩ ሕፃናቱን ከመንገድ ጕልማሶቹንም ከአደባባይ ያጠፉ ዘንድ ሞት ወደ መስኮታችን ደርሶአል ወደ አዳራሻችንም ውስጥ ገብቶአል።

፳፪ የሰውም ሬሳ እንደ ጕድፍ በእርሻ ላይ፥ ማንምም እንደማይሰበስበው ከአጫጆች በኋላ እንደሚቀር ቃርሚያ ይወድቃል።

፳፫ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል። ጠቢብ በጥበቡ አይመካ፥ ኃያልም በኃይሉ አይመካ፥ ባለ ጠጋም በብልጥግናው አይመካ፤

፳፬ ነገር ግን የሚመካው። ምሕረትንና ፍርድን ጽድቅንም በምድር ላይ የማደርግ እኔ እግዚአብሔር መሆኔን በማወቁና በማስተዋሉ በዚህ ይመካ፤ ደስ የሚያሰኙኝ እነዚህ ናቸውና፥ ይላል እግዚአብሔር።

፳፭-፳፮ አሕዛብ ሁሉ ያልተገረዙ ናቸውና፥ የእስራኤልም ቤት ሁሉ ልባቸው ያልተገረዘ ነውና የተገረዙትን ሁሉ፥ ግብጽንና ይሁዳን ኤዶምያስንም የአሞንንም ልጆች ሞዓብንም በምድረ በዳም የተቀመጡትን ጠጕራቸውን በዙሪያ የተላጩትን ሁሉ፥ ባለመገረዛቸው እነርሱን የምቀጣበት ዘመን እነሆ ይመጣል፥ ይላል እግዚአብሔር።

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አይሁዶቹ ንግሥት አስቴር እና አጎቷ መርዶክዮስ (ትግሬዎች) ለሐማ (ግራኝ) አንሰግድም ስላሉት ሊያጠፋቸው ወሰነ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 22, 2020

👉 ‘ከዚህም ነገር በኋላ ንጉሡ አርጤክስስ የአጋጋዊውን (ኦነጋዊውን) የሐመዳቱን (የአሕመድን) ልጅ ሐማን ከፍ ከፍ አደረገው’

በመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ የመጽሐፍ አስቴር ታሪክ ንግሥት አስቴር እና አጎቷ መርዶክዮስ ፤ ሐማ ተብሎ በሚጠራው ተንኮለኛ ፣ እብሪተኛና፣ ፀረአይሁድ/ፀረሴማዊ በፋርስ ንጉሥ አርጤክስስ በተሾመ ባላባት ላይ ለአይሁድ ማንነታቸው እና ውርሻቸው እንዴት እንደቆሙ ይዘግባል፡፡

ከህንድ ጀምሮ እስከ ኢትዮጵያ ባሉ መቶ ሀያ ሰባት አገሮች ሲገዛ የነበረው የፋርስ ንጉሥ የአርጤክስስ ባሪያዎች ሁሉ ለሐማ ተደፍተው ይሰግዱ ነበር። አይሁዱ መርዶክዮስ ግን አልተደፋም፥ አልሰገደለትም። ታዲያ ሐማ መርዶክዮስ እንዳልተደፋለትና እንዳልሰገደለትም ባየ ጊዜ እጅግ ተቈጣ።። መርዶክዮስ እና አይሁድ ህዝቡ ስለ ሐማን ክብር፣ ቁመት እና ስልጣን ከሚያስቡት በላይ ሃይማኖታቸውን፣ እና እሴቶቻቸውን አብልጠው ስለሚወዱ ሐማ በጣም ይበሳጭ ነበር፡፡ ስለዚህ ሐማ በንጉሥ አርጤክስስ መንግሥት አገዛዝ ይኖሩ የነበሩትን አይሁዳውያኑን የመርዶክዮስን ሕዝብ ሁሉ ሊያጠፋቸው ወሰነ።

ንጉሥ አርጤክስስ ንግሥት አስቴርን ከልብ ይወዳት ነበር፤ ግን በፋርስ ስላደገች አይሁድ እንደሆነች አያውቅም ነበር፡፡ በተጨማሪም አሳዳጊዋ እና አይሁዳዊው አጎቷ መርዶክዮስ ንጉሡን ለመግደል እያሴሩ የነበሩትን ሁለት የንጉሡን ረዳቶች በማባረር የንጉሡን ሕይወት እንዳዳነውም ገና አላወቀም ነበር፡፡

ታሪኩን ለማሳጠር ፣ አስቴር በመጨረሻ ሐማ ማን/ምን እንደ ሆነና ምን እንዳቀደ ለንጉሥ አርጤክስስ ለመንገር እራሷን በቆራጥነት ማሳመን ነበረባት፡፡ እርሷም መርዶክዮስ ምናልባት ንግሥት የሆነችው “እንደዚህ ላለው ጊዜ” ሊሆን ይችላል ብሎ ስላሳመናት ይህን አደረገች፦

ሐማ የንጉሡን ሕይወት ያተረፈውን መርዶክዮስን ጨምሮ ሕዝቧን ሁሉ ለመግደል ቆርጦ እንደወጣ ለንጉሡ ደፍራ በተናገረች ጊዜ ወዲያውኑ ንጉሡ ወደ ሐማ በቁጣ ዞረበት፡፡ ብዙም ሳይቆይ ሐማ ለእርሱ የማይሰግደውን መርዶክዮስን ለመስቀል ሲል እራሱ በሠራው ግንድ ላይ እንዲሰቀል ንጉሡ ትዕዛዝ ሰጥቶ ሐማ እንዲሰቀል ተደረገ፡፡

ድንቁ የአስቴር ታሪክ አንዳንድ ትምህርቶችን ይጠቁመናል ፥ እንዲሁም አንዳንድ ትይዩዎችን ያሳየናል፡፡ ቆሻሻው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ እንኳን በአቅሙ ለእርሱ የማይሰግድሉተን ሁሉ አግቷቸዋል፣ ገደሏቸዋል፤ መጨረሻ የቀሩት ትግሬዎቹ ነበሩ፤ ስለዚህ ባጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ ፊቱን ወደእነርሱ አዞረ፤ ዘራቸውን ሁሉ ለማጥፋትም ዘመተ። መጨረሻው ምን ሊሆን እንደሚችል መጽሐፍ አስቴር ጠቁሞናል። ይህ የሉሲፈር አሽከር የእባብነት ቆዳ ቀይሮ ሕዝቡን ሊገዛ የተገሰለ ጨካኝ አላጋጭ ነውና እንደ ሐማ ክፉ አሟሟትን ይሞታል፤ ወደ ምድር ጥልቅም ይገባል።

[መጽሐፈ አስቴር ምዕራፍ ፫]

፩ ከዚህም ነገር በኋላ ንጉሡ አርጤክስስ የአጋጋዊውን የሐመዳቱን ልጅ ሐማን ከፍ ከፍ አደረገው፥ አከበረውም፥ ወንበሩንም ከእርሱ ጋር ከነበሩት አዛውንት ሁሉ በላይ አደረገለት።

፪ ንጉሡም ስለ እርሱ እንዲሁ አዝዞ ነበርና በንጉሡ በር ያሉት የንጉሡ ባሪያዎች ሁሉ ተደፍተው ለሐማ ይሰግዱ ነበር። መርዶክዮስ ግን አልተደፋም፥ አልሰገደለትም።

፫ በንጉሡም በር ያሉት የንጉሡ ባሪያዎች መርዶክዮስን። የንጉሡን ትእዛዝ ለምን ትተላለፋለህ? አሉት።

፬ ይህንም ዕለት ዕለት እየተናገሩ እርሱ ባልሰማቸው ጊዜ አይሁዳዊ እንደ ሆነ ነግሮአቸው ነበርና የመርዶክዮስ ነገር እንዴት እንደ ሆነ ያዩ ዘንድ ለሐማ ነገሩት።

፭ ሐማም መርዶክዮስ እንዳልተደፋለት እንዳልሰገደለትም ባየ ጊዜ እጅግ ተቈጣ።

፮ የመርዶክዮስን ወገን ነግረውት ነበርና በመርዶክዮስ ብቻ እጁን ይጭን ዘንድ በዓይኑ ተናቀ፤ ሐማም በአርጤክስስ መንግሥት ሁሉ የነበሩትን የመርዶክዮስን ሕዝብ አይሁድን ሁሉ ሊያጠፋ ፈለገ።

፯ በንጉሡም በአርጤክስስ በአሥራ ሁለተኛው ዓመት ከመጀመሪያው ወር ከኒሳን ጀምሮ በየዕለቱና በየወሩ እስከ አሥራ ሁለተኛው ወር እስከ አዳር ድረስ በሐማ ፊት ፉር የተባለውን ዕጣ ይጥሉ ነበር።

፰ ሐማም ንጉሡን አርጤክስስን። አንድ ሕዝብ በአሕዛብ መካከል በመንግሥትህ አገሮች ሁሉ ተበትነዋል፤ ሕጋቸውም ከሕዝቡ ሁሉ ሕግ የተለየ ነው፥ የንጉሡንም ሕግ አይጠብቁም፤ ንጉሡም ይተዋቸው ዘንድ አይገባውም።

፱ ንጉሡም ቢፈቅድ እንዲጠፉ ይጻፍ፤ እኔም ወደ ንጉሡ ግምጃ ቤት ያገቡት ዘንድ አሥር ሺህ መክሊት ብር የንጉሡን ሥራ በሚሠሩት እጅ እመዝናለሁ አለው።

፲ ንጉሡም ቀለበቱን ከእጁ አወለቀ፥ ለአይሁድም ጠላት ለአጋጋዊው ለሐመዳቱ ልጅ ለሐማ ሰጠው።

፲፩ ንጉሡም ሐማን። ደስ የሚያሰኝህን ነገር ታደርግባቸው ዘንድ ብሩም ሕዝቡም ለአንተ ተሰጥቶሃል አለው።

፲፪ በመጀመሪያውም ወር ከወሩም በአሥራ ሦስተኛው ቀን የንጉሡ ጸሐፊዎች ተጠሩ፤ ከህንድ ጀምሮ እስከ ኢትዮጵያ ድረስ ወዳሉ መቶ ሀያ ሰባት አገሮች፥ በየአገሩ ወዳሉ ሹማምትና አለቆች ወደ አሕዛብም ሁሉ ገዢዎች እንደ ቋንቋቸው በንጉሡ በአርጤክስስ ቃል ሐማ እንዳዘዘ ተጻፈ፥ በንጉሡም ቀለበት ታተመ።

፲፫ በአሥራ ሁለተኛው ወር በአዳር በአሥራ ሦስተኛው ቀን አይሁድን ሁሉ፥ ልጆችንና ሽማግሌዎችን፥ ሕፃናቶችንና ሴቶችን፥ በአንድ ቀን ያጠፉና ይገድሉ ዘንድ፥ ይደመስሱም ዘንድ፥ ምርኮአቸውንም ይዘርፉ ዘንድ ደብዳቤዎች በመልእክተኞች እጅ ወደ ንጉሡ አገሮች ሁሉ ተላኩ።

፲፬ በዚያም ቀን ይዘጋጁ ዘንድ የደብዳቤው ቅጅ በየአገሩ ላሉ አሕዛብ ሁሉ ታወጀ።

፲፭ መልእክተኞቹም በንጉሡ ትእዛዝ እየቸኰሉ ሄዱ፥ አዋጁም በሱሳ ግንብ ተነገረ። ንጉሡና ሐማ ሊጠጡ ተቀመጡ፤ ከተማይቱ ሱሳ ግን ተደናገጠች።

[መጽሐፈ አስቴር ምዕራፍ ፯]

፩ ንጉሡና ሐማም ከንግሥቲቱ ከአስቴር ጋር ለመጠጣት መጡ።

፪ በሁለተኛውም ቀን ንጉሡ በወይኑ ጠጅ ግብዣ ሳለ አስቴርን። ንግሥት አስቴር ሆይ፥ የምትለምኚኝ ምንድር ነው? ይሰጥሻል፤ የምትሺውስ ምንድር ነው? እስከ መንግሥቴ እኵሌታ እንኳ ቢሆን ይደረግልሻል አላት።

፫ ንግሥቲቱም አስቴር መልሳ። ንጉሥ ሆይ፥ በአንተ ዘንድ ሞገስ አግኝቼ እንደ ሆነ፥ ንጉሡንም ደስ ቢያሰኘው፥ ሕይወቴ በልመናዬ ሕዝቤም በመሻቴ ይሰጠኝ፤

፬ እኔና ሕዝቤ ለመጥፋትና ለመገደል ለመደምሰስም ተሸጠናልና። ባርያዎች ልንሆን ተሸጠን እንደ ሆነ ዝም ባልሁ ነበር፤ የሆነ ሆኖ ጠላቱ የንጉሡን ጉዳት ለማቅናት ባልቻለም ነበር አለች።

፭ ንጉሡም አርጤክስስ ንግሥቲቱን አስቴርን። ይህን ያደርግ ዘንድ በልቡ የደፈረ ማን ነው? እርሱስ ወዴት ነው? ብሎ ተናገራት።

፮ አስቴርም። ያ ጠላትና ባለጋራ ሰው ክፉው ሐማ ነው አለች። ሐማም በንጉሡና በንግሥቲቱ ፊት ደነገጠ።

፯ ንጉሡም ተቈጥቶ የወይን ጠጅ ከመጠጣቱ ተነሣ፥ ወደ ንጉሡም ቤት አታክልት ውስጥ ሄደ። ሐማም ከንጉሡ ዘንድ ክፉ ነገር እንደ ታሰበበት አይቶአልና ከንግሥቲቱ ከአስቴር ሕይወቱን ይለምን ዘንድ ቆመ።

፰ ንጉሡም ከቤቱ አታክልት ወደ ወይን ጠጁ ግብዣ ስፍራ ተመለሰ፤ ሐማም አስቴር ባለችበት አልጋ ላይ ወድቆ ነበር። ንጉሡም። ደግሞ በቤቴ በእኔ ፊት ንግሥቲቱን ይጋፋታልን? አለ። ይህም ቃል ከንጉሡ አፍ በወጣ ጊዜ የሐማን ፊት ሸፈኑት።

፱ በንጉሡም ፊት ካሉት ጃንደረቦች አንዱ ሐርቦና። እነሆ ሐማ ለንጉሡ በጎ ለተናገረው ለመርዶክዮስ ያሠራው ርዝመቱ አምሳ ክንድ የሆነው ግንድ በሐማን ቤት ተተክሎአል አለ። ንጉሡም። በእርሱ ላይ ስቀሉት አለ።

፲ ሐማንም ለመርዶክዮስ ባዘጋጀው ግንድ ላይ ሰቀሉት፤ በዚያም ጊዜ የንጉሡ ቍጣ በረደ።

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President Trump, Do You Remember that Beautiful Ethiopian Christian Girl Saying Passionate Prayer for You?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 7, 2020

Sad, but you didn’t return the favor when you sided with Muslim Egypt against Christian Ethiopia.

ማህሌት ትባላለች፤ ልክ አምና በዚህ ወቅት በነጩ ቤት ተገኝታ ለ ፕሬዝደንት ትራምፕ ጸሎት ስታደርስ ብዙ አሜሪካውያንን አስደስታቸው ነበር። ግን ፕሬዝደንት ትራምፕ ከሙስሊም ግብጽ ጋር ሲቆሙ ለኢትዮጵያ አጻፋውን አለመለሱላትም።

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Sad, But President Trump Lost Because He Sided with Muslim Egypt against Christian Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 7, 2020

And he lost, because The current genocidal Protestant-Muslim and noble-Peace-Prize winning PM of Ethiopia is waging a genocide against Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia on a weekly basis. He is allowing genocidal massacre in the South, and bombing cities in the North, on behalf of Egypt – as he was literally told by Mr. Trump.

And America is also siding with Muslim Azerbaijan vs Christian Armenia.

ያሳዝናል ግን ፕሬዝዳንት ትራምፕ የተሸነፉበት ምክንያቱም ክክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያ ይልቅ ከሙስሊም ግብፅ ጋር ስለወገኑ ነው።

ኢትዮጵያን አትንኳት፤ ምክኒያቱም፦

👉 እስራኤል ዘስጋ = አይሁድ

👉 እስራኤል ዘመንፈስ = ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያ

👉 እናት ጽዮን = አይሁድ

👉 ልጅ ጽዮን = ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያ

[ትንቢተ ኢሳይያስ ምዕራፍ ፴፩፥፩]

ስለ እርዳታ ወደ ግብጽ ለሚወርዱ በፈረሶችም ለሚደገፉ፥ ስለ ብዛታቸውም በሰረገሎች፥ እጅግ ብርቱዎችም ስለ ሆኑ በፈረሰኞች ለሚታመኑ፥ ወደ እስራኤልም ቅዱስ ለማይመለከቱ እግዚአብሔርንም ለማይፈልጉ ወዮላቸው!“

ባለፈው ጊዜ ግብፅ የህዳሴ ግድብን እንደምታፈርስ መናገራቸውን ተከትሎ ወዲያው [ትንቢተ ኢሳይያስ ምዕራፍ ፴፩፥፩] ነበር ብልጭ ያለብኝ። “ፕሬዝደንት ትራምፕ አለቀላቸው!” ነበር ያልኩት! ከአራት ዓመታት በፊት ፕሬዝደንት ትራምፕ ሲመረጡ “ክርስቲያን” የሆነ ፕሬዝደንት ተመረጠ በሚል ደስታየን በእንግሊዝኛ ታች እንደሚነበበው ገልጬ ነበር። ባቅሜም ፕሬዚደንት ትራምፕ የመጀመሪያ የውጭ አገር ጉብኝታቸውን ወደ ኢትዮጵያንእና ግሪክ ኦርቶዶክስ ገዳማት እንዲያደርጉ ጋብዣቸው ነበር። ነገር ግን የመጀመሪያ ጉብኝታቸው ወደ ሳውዲ አራቢያ ሆነ። “አይይ!” አልኩ በወቅቱ።

አዲስ ፕሬዚደንት የሚሆኑት ህፃናት-ደፋሪው የኦባማ ምክትል ጆ ባይደን እድሚያቸው ፸፰/ 78 ነው፤ ጤናማም አይደሉም። ያም ሆን ይህ አራት ዓመቱን የሚጨርሱ አይመስለኝም ስለዚህ አሁን በምክትል ፕሬዚደንት የምታገለግለዋ ክልሱ እና የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዋ ካማላ ሃሪስ የምትቀጥለዋ የአሜሪካ ፕሬዝደንት የመሆን ትልቅ ዕድል አላት፤ የመጀመሪያዋ ሴት ፕሬዝደንት። ሁሉም ነገር በደንብ የተቀነባበረ ነው። አቤት አሜሪካ ጉድሽ!

[Isaiah 31:1]

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord.

👉 Four years ago, I expressed my happiness for Donald Trump and congratulated him when he became the 45th President of the US of A. By inviting him to Ethiopia as follows:

We Ethiopians will never forget, that the so-called “first-African-American-President”, Barack Hussein Obama ‘not once‘ expressed his best New Year’s wishes to the humblest Christian nation of Ethiopia – but he was happy to congratulate year after year Muslim Iranians for their non-Muslim Persian New Year’s celebrations.

With unreserved enthusiasm and wholeheartedness I congratulate the honest Donald Trump for becoming The 45th (4+5 = 9). Unlike his anti-Christian predecessor who was quick to cozy up with his Muslim brothers by traveling to Cairo, Istanbul & Kabul, it’s my sincere hope that President Trump will make his first visits to the powerful & mysterious monasteries of Greece and Ethiopia. I personally invite him to visit the first Christian nation of the planet, Ethiopia, as soon as possible. He will be anointed with the crown of King David there!“ .

But, to my dismay, four years ago, Mr. Trump’s first foreign trip as president started in Muslim Saudi Arabia – rather than Christian Ethiopia.

Four years later, I was even more disappointed when President Trump made an insensitive and dangerous rhetoric toward Ethiopia. During the course of the conversation with the Sudanese and Israeli prime ministers, the president of the United States took it upon himself to casually issue a bellicose threat to Ethiopia on behalf of Muslim Egypt and its president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a man Trump has referred to as “my favorite dictator.” Immediately [Isaiah 31:1] came into my mind – and I was almost sure that President Trump is going to lose this election.

Now, sleepy Joe Biden (78) might „enjoy“ the first few months of the presidency – but he might not finish his four-year term – than means, Jezebel 2.0 Kamala Harris could replace his as the next, and first woman president of the US. I believe that’s the plan of the democrats in the first place.

👉 If Donald Trump Wins These Bad Guys Will Die of Heart Attack or Commit Suicide

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ዳዊት መድገም | ጨቅላዋ እና አዛውንቷ አሜሪካን አስደነቋት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 3, 2020

እንዴት ደስ ይላል፤ የኔ ውድ ንጉሥ ዳዊት ከ፲፭ ዓመታት በፊት ወደ አዲስና ልዩ ወደሆነ የሕይወት ጎዳና መራኝ። ለተሰወሩት እህቶቻችንና ቤተሰቦቻቸውም ተመሳሳይ ፀጋ ይስጥልን!

[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፳፪/፳፫]

እግዚአብሔር እረኛዬ ነው፥ የሚያሳጣኝም የለም።

በለመለመ መስክ ያሳድረኛል፤ በዕረፍት ውኃ ዘንድ ይመራኛል።

ነፍሴን መለሳት፥ ስለ ስሙም በጽድቅ መንገድ መራኝ።

በሞት ጥላ መካከል እንኳ ብሄድ አንተ ከእኔ ጋር ነህና ክፉን አልፈራም፤ በትርህና ምርኵዝህ እነርሱ ያጸናኑኛል።

በፊቴ ገበታን አዘጋጀህልኝ በጠላቶቼ ፊት ለፊት ራሴን በዘይት ቀባህ፥ ጽዋዬም የተትረፈረፈ ነው።

ቸርነትህና ምሕረትህ በሕይወቴ ዘመን ሁሉ ይከተሉኛል፥ በእግዚአሔርም ቤት ለዘላለም እኖራለሁ።

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Daily Beast | በመላው ዓለም ካየኋቸው ሕዝቦች ሁሉ እንደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በጥልቁ መንፈሳዊ የሆነ ሕዝብ አልገጠመኝም

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 10, 2019

ያው እንግዲህ “አውሬው” እራሱ ይመሰክራል፦

Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia? / ጽላተ ሙሴ በኢትዮጵያ ነውን?”

በሚል ርዕስ “ዘ ደይሊ ቢስት / የየዕለቱ አውሬ” የተሰኘው አሜሪካዊ ተወዳጅ የዜናዎችና አስተያየቶች ድህረ ገጽ ሰፊ ሪፖርት ከሦስት ቀናት በፊት አቅርቦ ነበር። ሴት ጋዜጠኛዋን፡ ትታዘብና ይታዘቡን ዘንድ፡ ሴቶች መግባት ወደ ማይፈቀዱባቸው የአገራችን ቅዱሳት ገዳማት መላካቸው ለተንኮል ቢሆንም፤ ሰይጣን እራሱ ሲመሰክር ደስ ሊለን ይገባልና፤ የአውሬውም መልዕክተኛ ያየችውን በከፊል እንደሚከተለው ዘግባለች፦

ኢትዮጵያ በ ኅይማኖታዊ ትዕይንት ተሞላች አገር ናት፤ በላሊበላ፣ አክሱም እና ጎንደር እሑድ እሑድ በብዙ ሺዎች ሚቆጠሩ ሴትና ወንድ መነኮሳት፣ ደብተራዎችና ነጋዴዎች፣ ብርቱ ሕፃናትና አረጋውያን፡ ነጭ ወይም ብርቱካንማ ቀለም ያላቸውን ልብሶቻቸውን በመልበስ በየዓብያተ ክርስቲያናቱ ተሰባስበውና የአካባቢውንም ገጽታ አሳምረውት ይታያሉ።

በመላው ዓለም ካየኋቸው ሕዝቦች ሁሉ እንደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ያለ በጥልቁ መንፈሳዊ የሆነ ሕዝብ ገጥሞኝ አያውቅም – አምልኮተ እግዚአብሔር በሁሉም የሕይወት ገጽታ ላይ ይንጸባረቃል። እናም በጉዞዬ ወቅት ግልጽ የሆነልኝ አንድ ነገር፡ ቤተክርስቲያኗ ለጽላተ ሙሴ የምትሰጠው ክብር የተወለደው ኢትዮጵያ በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ የቃል ኪዳኑ ታቦት የመጨረሻ ማረፊያ ቦታ እንድትሆን በመመረጧ ነው።”

Ethiopia throbs with religious fervor. On Sundays in Lalibela, Aksum and Gondar, I was alone in thousand-strong crowds of monks and nuns, hermits and business owners, energetic children and bent-double grandmothers. They wrapped themselves in white or burnt orange and poured into the churches that dot the landscape.

It is a society with a more profound spirituality than anywhere else I have been to – one where worship is woven into nearly every aspect of life. And during my trip, it became clear that this veneration of the church was born from a belief that Ethiopia has been chosen by God as the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.

የእንግሊዙም “ደይሊ ኤክስፕረስ ጽላቱን በተመለከተ ጉዳይ በዛሬው ዕለት ተልካሻ ዜና ይዞ ቀርቦ ነበርእንግዲህ በአሁኑ ሰዓት ሁሉም፡ በተለይ ከአውሬው የሆኑት ሁሉ ዓይኖቻቸውን በ ቅዱስ ታቦቱና በ አክሱም ጽዮን ላይ አሳርፈዋልከዚህ ጀርባ ብዙ ተንኮል እንዳለ አንጠራጠር።

ለማንኛውም፡ በተለይ እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን፡ አውሬው ሳይቀር የመሰከርልንን፡ እና ቸሩ እግዚአብሔር የሰጠንን ይህን ትልቅ ጸጋ በቀላሉ ባንመለከተውና ለመንፈሳዊ ሕይወታችንም ቅድሚያ ብንሰጠው ለራሳችን በጎ ነገር ከማድረግ ተርፈን ለቀረው ዓለም ሳይቀር ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽዖ ማበርከት እንችላለን።


Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?


According to Ethiopian lore, the Ark of the Covenant is hidden in a church in Aksum–a small city in the northern highlands–and guarded by a single monk.

Ethiopia throbs with religious fervor. On Sundays in Lalibela, Aksum and Gondar, I was alone in thousand-strong crowds of monks and nuns, hermits and business owners, energetic children and bent-double grandmothers. They wrapped themselves in white or burnt orange and poured into the churches that dot the landscape.

It is a society with a more profound spirituality than anywhere else I have been to – one where worship is woven into nearly every aspect of life. And during my trip, it became clear that this veneration of the church was born from a belief that Ethiopia has been chosen by God as the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.

There is only one man alive who has seen the alleged Ark in all its biblical glory. It is, according to Ethiopian lore, hidden in a church in Aksum – a small city in the northern highlands – and guarded by a single monk. Nobody else enters the room and only after his death will the monk leave the grounds.

The Ark itself is central to Christian and Jewish religious history. According to the Bible, Moses placed stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments into a box made of acacia wood, aka the Ark. King Solomon then built the First Temple in Jerusalem to house it, where it was venerated for hundreds of years.

And then it disappeared.

Jewish tradition says it was lost when the Babylonians sacked Solomon’s temple in the 4th century BC. But for millennia, Ethiopian Christians have claimed that the Ark was actually taken to Ethiopia for safekeeping. And while it was mostly in Aksum, for 400 years it was hidden on two different lakes to protect it from invading tribes.

Ethiopia is a landlocked country, but north of Addis Ababa is a lake so vast, it feels like the sort of clear blue sea the Ancient Mariner would be at home on. Here on Lake Tana is a tiny island in swimming distance of the shore, where Ethiopian priests supposedly left their precious Ark for 350 years.

And then there is Lake Ziway. South of Addis and home to the Zay people, Ziway was a rumoured shelter for the Ark for 70 years when it was hidden amid the pelicans and flamingos of the Great Rift Valley.

I visited lakes Tana and Ziway to see if there was any trace of the Ark’s journey in these shorefront towns – and to understand how the belief that they were communities chosen by God has impacted the lives of the local people.

Lake Tana feels like a place untouched by modernity. Dhows – elegant, elongated Indian Ocean boats made from wood with billowing lanteed sails – drift past 14th century monasteries and territorial hippos rear their heads out of the glassy water. It is where acacia trees shade medieval churches, and orthodox Christianity and skulking hyenas have both found a home.

We set sail on on a blindingly bright morning from the city of Bahir Dar. It would take three hours on a rickety boat to get to Tana Kirkos, where the Ark was allegedly kept.

We hugged the coastline, which changed from dry, over-farmed fields to rich groves of palm trees. Throughout the journey, we spotted brightly colored churches, which looked freshly painted and were dotted like Smarties amid the wooden huts the locals lived in.

Any money we earn is spent on the churches,” said Dawit, who captained our boat. “It is part of our tradition to give everything we don’t need to survive to the local church.”

The silvery bulge of a particularly magnificent dome glinted in the sunlight for the last half hour of our journey. As we got closer, it came into focus above a canopy of leaves, partly obscuring a smaller orange dome beside it. That was Tana Kirkos.

But I would soon discover a not-insignificant spanner in the works – my gender. Women are still regarded with profound suspicion by the Ethiopian church, largely because of our ability to ignite a dangerous passion in the monks who guard the Ark. The safest solution, they decided, was to ban all women from most Ark-related religious sites. This inexplicably includes female animals, with only roosters, billy goats and male pigs allowed near certain sites.

We juddered to a stop on the sandy beach and a priest kindly allowed me off the boat but motioned for me to sit on a rock while the men explored. “There are many young monks on the island, and they are still learning,” he explained in Amharic. “Women cannot be allowed to inflame their passions.”

This is a very special place. The Ark came here from Aksum for safekeeping many years before Jesus was born,” he continued. “But during King Ezana’s time, which was 1,600 years ago, he took it north again. This is a holy island. The baby Jesus and Mary spent time here during their exile.”

None of this is verifiable but as I watched the men climb higher to see this world-renowned chapel and monastery, filled with scrolls, books and paintings on the Ark, I was filled with envy. I leaned back on the rock and stared at an eagle circling overhead, idly wondering if it was female.

They came back and told me about the replica of the Ark, known as the Tabot, which is paraded around the island during the festival of Timkat, and a shrine on the patch of land where Mary and Jesus allegedly slept.

From there, we set sail for Dek Island in the heart of the lake, where we camped amid fruit groves on the edge of a small, dilapidated village. We were woken 4am by the haunting Christian calls to prayer and later that morning, sailed to the northern tip of the island to Narga Selassie – one of Ethiopia’s least visited and most beautiful churches.

Watched over by a thin guard wearing a single loincloth and clutching a machine gun, we climbed up through Jungle Book-like ruins to a round, cream-colored church. There, a white-robed priest opened a set of engraved wooden doors to a room covered in floor-to ceiling murals depicting the journey of the Ark. It was unmistakably African – the Madonna and Child were joined by a wandering lion and the Ark awaited its new home under a dry acacia tree.

This place is blessed,” the priest explained. “No bad deeds can occur on the island as the magic of the Ark will last forever. That is why so many people live here still even when there is no work.”

We then sailed on to Gondar and flew down to Addis, where we picked up Eden Sahle – a young Ethiopian journalist who would join us in the Great Rift Valley lakes. As we drove south, the road filled with Marabou storks – that most unattractive of birds – and women balancing plastic drums of water precariously on their heads.

After a swim and a glass of thick, sweet mango juice, we climbed into our second boat – this time for Tulu Gudo, an island in the middle of Ziway. The two lakes are not particularly alike – Ziway’s water is mud brown and warm, with thousands of birds clustered around its edges and the occasional whip of a crocodile’s tail disturbing its surface. But like Lake Tana, colorful churches cluster on the shoreline.

This is a holy lake,” explained Eden. “During the 10th century, the Ark was going to be destroyed by the non-Christian Queen Gudit, so it had to be hidden on Ziway. Priests walked all the way to Ziway from Aksum carrying the Ark. It was there for 72 years until Queen Gudit was defeated in a war.”

I had the faintly ridiculous hope that Eden and I – in an all-female recreation of Indiana Jones – might find some relic of the Ark on the island. We climbed off the boat, sweating in the midday heat, and started walking uphill through thick leaves to the mountain-top church where the Ark had been kept.

As we climbed, a distant hum of women singing became louder and turned into the unmistakable sound of an ululation. We had unwittingly stumbled upon a funeral march and hundreds of mourners shrouded in white began overtaking us and pouring into church.

We tried to be inconspicuous in the shade of a tree, but eventually two priests approached us, offering to show us around their small museum. They unlocked the smudged glass cases to lift up heavy, illustrated parchment books detailing the trip the Ark took.

Later, we walked around the church, which was still heady with incense from the funeral service – but through the smoke I could make out murals of the Ark being carried 600 miles from Aksum to Ziway. Here too, the priest insisted its presence had kept their communities safe from drought, war and plague.

It is, of course, impossible to say whether the Ark and its tour of the Ethiopian lakes has any basis in truth. People have debated its whereabouts for centuries – some, such as British writer Graham Hancock, believe it has indeed been in Ethiopia since the 4th Century BC. Others, such as National Geographic Society fellow Fred Hiebert, says looking for the Ark is a quest that is ultimately doomed to failure. If there is an Ark-like object in Ethiopia, how do you determine if it’s the one from the Bible? Lying as it does at the crossroads between myth and reality, whether the Ark even exists depends largely on your religious beliefs.

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Christmas Eve Asteroid: Is This The Biblical Star of Bethlehem? Is it a Sign From Jesus?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 24, 2018

AN ASTEROID measuring 150ft across will dash across the heavens tomorrow night, mirroring the biblical Star of Bethlehem which announced the birth of baby Jesus Christ. But could this coincidence be a sign from God himself?

The asteroid, dubbed Asteroid 2018 XN5, will swing past the planet on the same night Christians believe the star announced the imminent birth of Jesus 2,018 years ago. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California expect the space rock to flyby on a so-called Earth Close Approach tomorrow. At its closest, the asteroid will come within 706, 464.14 miles (1.13million km) of Earth at approximately 6.17pm GMT on Monday evening, December 24. And though the asteroid will not be visible to the unaided eye from the planet, is it more than just a coincidence it passes on the night of Christmas Eve?

The fabled Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star, appears in the nativity story penned in the Gospel of Matthew.

The star is believed to have led the Three Wise Men from the East to Jerusalem where they paid tribute to baby Jesus in his manger.

Matthew Chapter 2 reads: “And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.”

But what does this mean for Asteroid XN5? Is tomorrow’s flyby connected to the biblical story of Jesus Christ’s birth?

According to Dr Bob Thiel, an expert on biblical prophecy and scripture, the passage is more likely than not a coincidence.

But the biblical expert suggested there are other such celestial bodies described in the New Testament, which could be headed for Earth.

Dr Thiel told Express.co.uk: “In my view, Asteroid XN5 is simply a natural phenomenon.

But it would not surprise me if some feel that the timing is supernatural or that it could be related to the prophesied destruction of Wormwood described in the Book of Revelation.

“Wormwood could be an asteroid, though a comet seems more likely.

“But because of the timing of Asteroid XN5, it cannot be Wormwood.

That destruction cannot happen for at least seven years from now as it happens after the seventh seal of the scroll of Revelation 5 is opened, which is shown in Revelation 8:1.”

Dr Thiel added most biblical scholars, himself included, do not actually believe Jesus was born on the widely celebrate Christmas Day on December 25.

The Bible does not specify an exact date for Jesus’ birth, but some clues point towards the springtime.

The date of December 25 was adopted by early Christians from pagan traditions in a bid to ease the transition into the growing religion.

Dr Thiel said: “We would not think that the timing of Asteroid XN5 is a message from God related to Christmas.”

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ፍጻሜ ዘመን | ሁሉም ዓይናቸውን በአክሱም ላይ ጥለዋል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 10, 2018

ሙሴ ጽላት ወደ ኢትዮጵያ መሄዱ ስለታወቀ የፍጻሜ ዘመን ተቃርቧል የሚል ፍራቻ አለ” ይለናል የእንግሊዙ “ደይሊ ስታር

ምነው ሁሉም ሰሞኑን ዓይናቸውን ወደ አክሱም አዞሩ?

የፍጻሜ ዘመንን ቶሎ ለማደርስ ሁሉም የተቻኮሉ ይመስላሉ። የሙሴን ጽላት አይሁዶችም፣ ሙስሊሞችም ይፈልጉታል፤ እግዚአብሔርና ኢትዮጵያ ግን ይጠብቁታል።

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“የሙሴ ጽላት በኢትዮጵያ መሆኑን የሚያሳይ አሳማኝ ማስረጃ አለ” | ይላል አሜሪካዊው የመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ተመራማሪ ቡድን

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 4, 2018

በታዋቂው አሜሪካዊ ተመራማሪ፡ በ ቦብ ኮርኑክ የሚመራው የመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ አርኪኦሎጂ፡ የፍለጋ እና አሰሳ ተቋም (BASE) እንደገለጸውና እንደ ተቋሙ አጥኒዎች ምርምር ከሆነ፡ የሙሴ ጽላት ምናሴ በሚገዛበት ዘመን ከኢየሩሳሌሙ የቤተመቅደስ ተራራ ከተወሰደ በኋላ በግብጽ የአይሁዶች ግዛት ወደ ነበረችው የኤሊፋንቲን ደሴት እንዲያርፍ ተደረገ።

ከዚያ በኋላ፡ የአባይን ወንዝ ተከትሎ ኢትዮጵያውያን መነኩሴዎች ብቻ ወደ ሚገኙባት የጣና ሀይቅ ቅድስት ደሴት፡ ወደ ጣና ቂርቆስ ተወሰደ።

ከዚያም በኢትዮጵያ በስተሰሜን ወደምትገኛዋ ወደ አኩሱም ከተማ ተዛውሯል።

የሙሴ ጽላት በተጨማሪም ሀያል እና ተዓምረኛ እንደሆነ የሚታመነውን እንደ የአሮን በትር የመሳሰሉትን ሌሎች መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳዊ ዕቃዎች እንደሚይዝ ይነገራል

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The One Time a Christian Might Have to Sacrifice Being Friendly

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 24, 2018

Christians are told to be peacemakers. The Lord Jesus Himself said that this is a very important trait that defines a real child of God:

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

If children of God are called to be peacemakers, is it wrong for a Christian to be not very friendly?

Let’s talk about that.

Wisdom before friendliness

Many Christians today think that friendliness is a trait that must be present in every Christian. As such, they do their best to befriend as many people as possible, believing that it’s a good thing to be friendly.

Of course, friendliness is a good thing. Webster’s dictionary defines being “friendly” as “Having the temper and disposition of a friend; kind; favorable; disposed to promote the good of another.” If our being friendly can be described this way, then it’s good.

There are some times, however, when we have to be careful who to be friendly to. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself said that He sent us out as “sheep among wolves” (see Matthew 10:16). While we can be friendly, we shouldn’t be naïve. We must be very careful as to who we will befriend, who we will allow into our lives, and who will have a place of influence over us. Remember,

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.“” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

When friendliness competes with the Great Commission

Many of us, in an effort to reach out to others, make the big mistake of just being friendly, fearing possible rejection. We tend to replace the Great Commission with making a great company of people, in an effort to be accepted. We make friends, not preach the Gospel.

What we forget is that the message of the Gospel will always be an offensive message that points out our sinfulness and desperate need for the Lord Jesus. This message will be received by some, but will be ignored by others. We need to accept the fact that we have an enemy who hates us, and he will cause others to react unpleasantly to our preaching of the Gospel.

Does this mean we shouldn’t be friendly? Does this mean we should be harsh towards people? No, it doesn’t mean that way at all. What I am trying to say is that making friends is not at the top of our list; obeying God is.

And His will is that all men will be saved through the Gospel of Christ (see 1 Timothy 2:4).

In closing

Friendliness is a great asset, a character trait that should be seen in a Christian. But it doesn’t go before being wise and prudent, and it certainly must not overtake the preaching of the Gospel. Our goal is to be like Christ, not to be everyone’s pal.

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