Conversation With A Mad Hatter

“According to I Samuel 9:9,[33] the old name for navi is ro’eh, ראה, which literally means “Seer”. That could document an ancient shift, from viewing prophets as seers for hire to viewing them as moral teachers.”

I have given you PROOF I am a true prophet – a Seer who can see into the future! I foresaw the issue of Student Loans – and did something about it all by my lonesome! How many folks thought I was some kind of fool all dressed up like some Mad Santa? It takes guts to do what I do – stick my neck out and swim against the tide! But, this is par for the course with us Nazarite Prophets – and lovers of Liberty! Gideon, Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist took on God’s enemies all by themselves, but for Gideon. However, God kept telling His Nazarite champion he has way too many fighting men, and should get rid of most of them. In hindsight Occupy Eugene should have gone for quality not quantity, and chosen the Eugene Post Office as the place to pitch a tent or two. Yesterday, I talked to the Mad Hatter, and he agrees. Why compete with New York for numbers? It’s The Message – stupid!

Unfortunately the false Republican prophets for the Greedy Satan, jumped on my idea and used it to hurt poor women in need of medical services – which goes against the teaching of Jesus and others.

Below is the definition of a Prophet.

Jon ‘The Seer’

In addition to writing and speaking messages from God, Hebrew prophets often acted out prophetic parables.[8] For example, in order to contrast the people’s disobedience with the obedience of the Rechabites, God has Jeremiah invite the Rechabites to drink wine, in disobedience to their ancestor’s command. The Rechabites refuse, wherefore God commends them.[

April 28, 2012

Colleges cheer House vote on student loan rates
By John Toole The Eagle Tribune Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:31 AM EDT

The U.S. House is getting cheers from the higher education community over the decision yesterday to hold the line on interest rates for federally subsidized student loans.

The House split, 215-195, in favor of the 3.4 percent interest freeze on federal Stafford loans.

The rate would have doubled July 1 without action by Congress.

President Obama and Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney both support the freeze.

But the White House is threatening a veto of the House bill because it would finance the proposal by eliminating a program enacted with the Obama administrations’s health care reforms two years ago.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner fired back that the president would be getting in the way of help for college students.

The House vote delighted local students.

“It’s good to me. If it doubled, then it would be more difficult for people to pay it off,” said Ana Bealo of Plaistow, a student at the University of Rochester.

“Oh, great. This means I don’t have to pay as much,” said Brianna Smith of Hampstead, a University of New Hampshire student.

Prophet From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Not to be confused with Profit.
For other senses of this word, see Prophet (disambiguation).

Prophetic inspiration: Isaiah’s Lips Anointed with Fire, by Benjamin WestIn religion, a prophet, from the Greek word προφήτης (profétés) meaning “advocate”, is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people.[1][2] The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy.

Claims of prophets have existed in many cultures through history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Sybilline and the Pythia, known as the Oracle of Delphi, in Ancient Greece, Zoroaster, the Völuspá in Old Norse and many others. Traditionally, prophets are regarded as having a role in society that promotes change due to their messages and actions.

In the late 20th century the appellation of “prophet” has been used to refer to individuals particularly successful at analysis in the field of economics, such as in the derogatory “prophet of greed”. Alternatively, social commentators who suggest escalating crisis are often called “prophets of doom.”[3][4]

[edit] Abrahamic religions[edit] JudaismMain article: Nevi’im
In Hebrew, the word נְבִיא (navi), “spokesperson”, traditionally translates as “prophet”.[5] The second subdivision of the Hebrew Bible, TaNaKh (for “Torah, Nevi’im, Ketuvim”), is devoted to the Hebrew prophets. The meaning of navi is perhaps described in Deuteronomy 18:18,[6] where God said, “…and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Thus, the navi was thought to be the “mouth” of God. The root nun-vet-alef (“navi”) is based on the two-letter root nun-vet which denotes hollowness or openness; to receive transcendental wisdom, one must make oneself “open”. Cf. Rashbam’s comment to Genesis 20:7.[7]

The Prophet Malachi, painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna, c. 1310 (Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena Cathedral).In addition to writing and speaking messages from God, Hebrew prophets often acted out prophetic parables.[8] For example, in order to contrast the people’s disobedience with the obedience of the Rechabites, God has Jeremiah invite the Rechabites to drink wine, in disobedience to their ancestor’s command. The Rechabites refuse, wherefore God commends them.[9][10] Other prophetic parables acted out by Jeremiah include burying a linen belt so that it gets ruined to illustrate how God intends to ruin Judah’s pride.[11][12][12][13] Likewise, Jeremiah buys a clay jar and smashes it in the Valley of Ben Hinnom in front of elders and priests to illustrate that God will smash the nation of Judah and the city of Judah beyond repair.[14] God instructs Jeremiah to make a yoke from wood and leather straps and to put it on his own neck to demonstrate how God will put the nation under the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.[15] In a similar way, the prophet Isaiah had to walk stripped and barefoot for three years to illustrate the coming captivity,[16] and the prophet Ezekiel had to lie on his side for 390 days and eat measured food to illustrate the coming siege.[17]

The prophetic assignment is not always portrayed as positive in the Hebrew Bible,[18][19][20] and prophets were often the target of persecution and opposition.[21] God’s personal prediction to Jeremiah, “Attack you they will, overcome you they can’t,”[22] was fulfilled many times in the biblical narrative as Jeremiah warned of destruction of those who continued to refuse repentance and accept more moderate consequences.[21][23] In return for his adherence to God’s discipline and speaking God’s words, Jeremiah was attacked by his own brothers,[24] beaten and put into the stocks by a priest and false prophet,[25][26] imprisoned by the king,[27] threatened with death,[28] thrown into a cistern by Judah’s officials,[29] and opposed by a false prophet.[30] Likewise, Isaiah was told by his hearers who rejected his message, “Leave the way! Get off the path! Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel!”[19][31] The life of Moses being threatened by Pharaoh is another example.[32]

According to I Samuel 9:9,[33] the old name for navi is ro’eh, ראה, which literally means “Seer”. That could document an ancient shift, from viewing prophets as seers for hire to viewing them as moral teachers. Allen (1971) comments that in the First Temple Era, there were essentially seer-priests, who formed a guild, divined, performed rituals and sacrifices, and were scribes, and then there were canonical prophets, who did none of these (and were against divination) and had instead a message to deliver.[citation needed] The seer-priests were usually attached to a local shrine or temple, such as Shiloh, and initiated others as priests in that priesthood: it was a mystical craft-guild with apprentices and recruitment. Canonical prophets were not organised this way. The similar term ben-navi (“son of the prophet”) means “member of a seer-priest guild”.[citation needed]

Some examples of prophets in the Tanakh include Abraham, Moses, Miriam, Isaiah, Samuel, Ezekiel, Malachi, and Job. In Jewish tradition Daniel is not counted in the list of prophets.

A Jewish tradition suggests that there were twice as many prophets as the number which left Egypt, which would make 1,200,000 prophets.[34] The Talmud recognizes the existence of 48 male prophets who bequeathed permanent messages to mankind.[34] According to the Talmud there were also seven women who are counted as prophets whose message bears relevance for all generations: Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Hannah (mother of the prophet Samuel), Abigail (a wife of King David), Huldah (from the time of Jeremiah), and Esther.[34] Rashi points out that Rebecca, Rachel and Leah were also prophets.[35]

Prophets in Judaism are not always Jews.[34] The story of Balaam in Numbers 22,describes a non-Jewish prophet who honors God and refuses to curse Israel and who is generally presented favorably.[36]

The last prophets mentioned in the Hebrew Bible are Daniel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, all of whom lived at the end of the 70-year Babylonian exile. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 11a) states that Haggai, Zachariah, and Malachi were the last prophets, and nowadays only the “Bat Kol” (בת קול) exists.

[edit] ChristianityMain article: Prophets of Christianity
In Christianity a prophet (or seer[37]) is one inspired by God through the Holy Spirit to deliver a message for a specific purpose. It is often associated with predicting future events, but in biblical terms it is wider and can include those given the power to preach repentance to those who do not want to hear the message and to warn of God’s wrath for disobedience. God’s calling as a prophet is not considered to elevate an individual for their glory, but for the glory of God and to turn people to him. Some Christian denominations would limit that and exclude those who receive a personal message not intended for the body of believers, but in the Bible on a number of occasions prophets were called to deliver personal messages.[38] The reception of a message is termed revelation and the delivery of the message is termed prophecy.

The term prophet is applied to those who receive public or private revelation. Public Revelation, in Catholicism, is part of the Deposit of Faith, the revelation of which was completed by Jesus; whereas Private Revelation does not add to the Deposit. The term “deposit of faith” refers to the entirety of Jesus Christ’s revelation, and is passed to successive generations in two different forms, sacred scripture (the Bible) and sacred tradition.

The House vote also pleased local college administrators.

“This will be wonderful for students all over the country,” said Michael Chesson, dean of the American College of History and Legal Studies in Salem. “That’s a big step by Congress and very good news indeed.”

Students already are coping with high gas and textbook prices, Chesson said.

He warns tuition costs for higher education are becoming unsustainable.

The American College of History and Legal Studies, affiliated with the Massachusetts School of Law, is one institution responding to rising college costs, through a program that waives tuition for juniors.

Congressmen Charles Bass and Frank Guinta, both R-N.H., voted for the interest rate freeze.

“Students are facing a tough job market when they graduate college — in fact, more than 50 percent of recent graduates holding bachelor’s degrees are either jobless or underemployed,” Bass said.

“Given these challenges, the last thing we should do is raise costs on students and their families by allowing the student loan interest rate to double in just two months,” Bass said.

Guinta agreed.

“This bill will help them continue repaying their loans and does so without adding a new burden go taxpayers,” Guinta said.

An estimated 38,000 students from New Hampshire are using Stafford loans to pay for college.

The Senate is expected to take up the issue within the next two weeks.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., expressed her support for the loan-interest freeze from her Twitter account earlier this week.

“Let’s make sure everyone can go to college,” Shaheen wrote.

U.S. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., agreed the interest rate should be frozen, but said the Senate needs to look elsewhere for the money.

“Congress should find savings elsewhere in the budget to pay for a temporary extension, rather than imposing a new tax on businesses,” Ayotte said in a written statement. “We also need to get our economy moving so college graduates can get good-paying jobs.”

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