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John 8:56-59
Abraham, your father, was glad that he would see My day; then he saw it and was overjoyed.”

“Why, you’re not yet fifty years old,” the Judeans replied, “and you have seen Abraham?” Yeshua said to them, “Yes, indeed! Before Abraham was, I AM!” At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Yeshua was hidden and left the Temple grounds.

The ancient Greek phrase for I AM is ego emi, which is the same term used in the Greek translation of the Old Testament in Jesus’ day to describe the Voice from the burning bush (Exodus 3).

In using the phrase I AM (John 8:248:5813:19) Jesus used a clear divine title belonging to Yahweh alone (Exodus 3:13-14Deuteronomy 32:39, Isaiah 43:10) and was interpreted as such by Jesus’ listeners (John 8:58-59).

The phrase harbours within itself the most authentic, the most audacious, and the most profound affirmation by Jesus of who He was.

The best proof of what Jesus meant by claiming to be the I AM is found by seeing the response of His listeners: They picked up stones to throw at Him. They wanted to stone Him for blasphemy, for claiming to be God.

The Jewish religious leaders, as blind as they were, they were quick to realize Jesus had just claimed to be God and wanted to kill Him for it. Even the blind Jewish leaders knew Jesus was claiming to be God, and yet there’s so many people that refuse to see Jesus is God and refuse to believe on the Holy Trinity. It just blows my mind.

Both Yeshua and YHWH are the great I AM, the one who was revealed to Moses. That wasn’t even the only time Jesus claimed to be God. Only in this chapter alone Jesus used ego emi (I AM) 3 times. There’s plenty of times in the Gospels we hear the Jesus is God, John 1 being the biggest one especially if you read the original text, yet so many people refuse to acknowledge it.

If the Pharisees and Sadducees and all these Jewish religious leaders realized that Jesus is claiming to be God, how much more blind are you if you don’t see that? People choose to blindly follow their ignorant and blasphemous beliefs rather than to pray for wisdom (James 1:5) and pick up the Bible for themselves and read it and have the Holy Spirit show them the truth.

The fact that Jesus mentioned Abraham in John 8 made me remember Genesis 22 which tell us “Abraham said, ‘God will provide for Himself the lamb.’” Abraham was absolutely right, because some 2,000 years later God Himself provided a lamb of sacrifice for Himself. Jesus is the lamb of God. Jesus is God Himself who died for the sins of this world.

Mark 14:62
“I AM,” said Jesus, “and all of you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

This verse is often overlooked if you are looking at a way to prove the Holy Trinity, but pay attention to its meanings and how it ties up the Old Testament. This is during His trial and when He is asked if He is the Messiah or not.

The Lord claims to be the great I AM from Exodus. He claims to be the Son of Man found in Daniel. He claims to be seated at the right hand of Power which is found in Psalm 110. And by the way, the expression the right hand of the Power is a circumlocution for referring to God. Such indirect references to God were common in 1st century Judaism out of reverence for the divine name. Once you understand its context we realize that Jesus is claiming without a shadow of doubt to be God during His trial.

What was the reaction of the high priest at the time for Jesus’ declarations here? The 2 following verses tell us exactly what happened: “Then the high priest tore his robes and said, 'Why do we still need witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy! What is your decision?' And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

Once again, as in John 8, the people were so mad because He was claiming to be God that they wanted to kill Him. But unlike John 8 which wasn’t His time to die yet, now it was, and He did die and THANK GOD He died so that, “If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” as Romans 10:9 tells us.

John 17:4-5
I have glorified You on the earth
by completing the work You gave Me to do.
Now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence
with that glory I had with You
before the world existed.

This is another great showing of Jesus’ claim to be God. This prayer could not come from Jesus if He were not Yahweh Himself, equal with the Father. In Isaiah 42:8 and Isaiah 48:11, Yahweh proclaims that He does not shares His glory with absolutely ANYONE. And if Jesus shared the glory with the Father even before the world existed, a glory Yahweh said He does not share with anyone, that means they are One in the same. Simply put, if the Father and Son share their glory, they must both be Yahweh.

John 10:30
ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἕν ἐσμεν.

If you were to translate the original text word by word the text would read, “i and the father one are” which would sound weird in English hence why it was translated as “The Father and I are one.” The phrase ἕν ἐσμεν (en esmen) is a significant assertion with trinitarian implications. ἕν is neuter, not masculine, so the assertion is not that Jesus and the Father are one person, but one “thing.” Identity of the two persons is not what is asserted, but essential unity (unity of essence).

This is an important statement regarding the deity of Jesus and the nature of the godhead. I and My Father refutes the “Jesus Only” doctrine. Are one refutes the teaching that Jesus isn’t God.

Opponents of the deity of Jesus say that the oneness Jesus had with the Father was only a unity of purpose and mission - even as a husband and wife or father and son may have a unity of purpose of mission, and still they are not the same person. This, however, misses the point. First, the Bible teaches that the Father and the Son are the same Person - they are one God, but distinct in Person. Second, it misses the most obvious point: that even true unity of purpose and mission between a husband and wife or father and son exist only because they are each equally and totally human. You can’t really speak of even a unity of purpose and mission between a human and a dog; isn’t the distance between God and man even greater? Even if the unity described by Jesus was merely a unity of purpose and mission (and it is more than that), even that would only be possible if the Father and Son were equally and totally God.

There’s so many other passages (John 1 being the most known) which show the Lord is God, but I wanted to talk about the ones that aren’t as popular as John 1 to show Him being One with the Father.

Once we come to the conclusion that Jesus is God, what are we to think about the Holy Spirit? Well, Jesus talked about the Holy Spirit:

John 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever

John 14:16 is one of the verses in the Bible that shows the underlying theme of the Trinity. God the Son prays to God the Father that He might send God the Holy Spirit to us.

The Helper in this verse translates the ancient Greek word “parakletos.” This means “a person summoned to one’s aid,” and may refer to an advisor, a legal defender, a mediator, or an intercessor.

The word “another” is the ancient Greek word “allen,” meaning “another of the same kind” not another of a different kind. Just as Jesus shows the nature of God the Father, so the Holy Spirit - being “another of the same kind” - will show the nature of Jesus.

Essentially, the Holy Spirit is sent to empower and help the believer live the Christian life. The greater work described in John 14:12-14 is impossible without the empowering described in John 14:15-18.

With so much evidence pointing to Jesus being God it’s hard to believe there’s so many people out there who believe Jesus is the Archangel Michael, or that Jesus is the brother of the devil, or that Jesus is just a prophet, or so many other blasphemous beliefs in regards to our Lord.

Jesus made Himself clear over and over again: He is God. You either believe Him to be God or you believe Him to be a madman, there is no middle ground.

Theo Raeken (Prompts 8, 13, 24, & 36)

8-“make me!" 

To say you were surprised to see Theo was an understatement. It had been practically ten years since you last saw him and he still managed to make your blood boil. It took less than a second for his eyes to meet yours as he shot you a cock smirk, already making his way to the empty desk beside you.

 'So much for solitude!’ You mentally groaned burying your face in your hands. You let out a huffy breathe knowing each second that passed would bring him closer to your desk, when suddenly you had an idea. ‘Two can play at this game.’ Quickly you grabbed your bag and threw it across his chair, propping your feet on the empty desk beside and shooting a smirk in Theo’s direction. You knew he noticed by the challenging glare he was shooting you, sending a rush of confidence through you. Smiling slyly you thought back to how this whole feud had begun, long ago when he decided to tease you about your pigtails and you, in return, decided the proper response to such an event would be to punch him in the face. Unfortunately the schools administrator did not agree with your methods and you had been suspended for a few days. Looking back it seemed quite childish but, hey, you were infact a child back then! 

 "Its been too long baby doll.. Mind moving your things?” He approached, flashing the most charming smile. 

 "I actually would mind,“ you stated matter of factly before adding sweetly, "thanks for asking." 

 He looked at you a bemused twinkle in his eyes, "Now, princess, Im not here to start a fight I just need a seat and as you can see, all the other ones are taken. Can you move your things,” He stepped closer leaning over your desk so that your faces were mere inches apart, “please?" 

 Your heart was beating rapidly in your chest as you contemplated your options, you could always push him away and try to convince someone else to trade seats with him, or… 

 ”Make me“ you replied, your voice low and sultry, as you watched his cheeks flush and his body shoot back. He starred at you somewhat shocked and quite embarrassed by his reaction to your offer. You had caught him off guard. 

 "Mr. Raeken?! Mrs. (Y/L/N)?! Is there a problem?!” The teacher called from the front of the room. 

 "Uh uh..“ You panicked starring wide eyed at the teacher. You could smart off to other students all you wanted but you were deathly afraid of teachers, especially this one. You wanted to make a good impression and now you weren’t. Your eyes met Theo’s, the look on your face made him chuckle as he turned to the teacher, 

 "No sir I was just sitting down!” Theo smirked down at you. You sighed as you were forced to move your bag. Your previous anxiety replaced with the sinking feeling of defeat 

 "Teachers, always ruining all the fun.“ you mumbled as Theo laughed beside you. 

 "Don’t laugh! I nearly had you beat!” You whined quietly. 

 "Maybe next time babydoll!“ He winked before turning to the board. 


13-"Wanna bet?" 

You and the pack had decided to spend your Friday night at the new Pizza place down the street. It was quite a small facility located in the most vacant shopping plaza in beacon hills, which was notoriously labelled the place "all shops go to die”. In all the years you had lived in Beacon Hills not one successful shop ever sprouted in the Beta Woods Shopping Plaza. For example, there was the old gym whose equipment was so ancient and worn it was mostly held together by duct tape, the book store who hosted more termites than books, and of course Lady Marie’s psychic shop which was infamous for its false readings and cheap crystals. 

 Despite the shady location you all found the lack of people and the cool atmosphere to be quite refreshing. Plus, the opening sale promised a “pizza buffet” which would serve unlimited pizza for only 7 bucks a person. How could you possibly resist? 

 "I am so ready for this unlimited pizza you dont even know!“ Liam grinned rubbing his hands together before loading his plate with 6 slices of pizza.

 "Me too!” Theo remarked as he too filled his plate with so many pieces of pizza you didn’t understand how his plate wasnt shattered. Of course not close behind was Stiles and Scott who were practically drooling over the cheap food.

 You could hardly contain your smile as you heard Malia from the other side of the buffet table cry out, “Ive been waiting for this forever!" 

 When you looked over at her she was holding two very large plates of pizza already shoveling a slice into her mouth as she made her way to a table. You and Lydia looked at one another laughing admiringly at Malia. She sure was something else.

 2 hours later everyone had finished eating, except for Theo, who was still going strong after his 10th pizza. 'Man does this kid ever stop?' 

 "How can you even see straight after all those pizzas?!” You gawked as he scarfed down another slice.

 "Werewolf, remember?“ He smirked as his eyes briefly shone bright yellow, revealing his inner-wolf, to prove his point. 

 "Theo!” Scott warned. “This place may be somewhat vacant but we are still in public!" 

 You laughed as Theo just shrugged before announcing he was done with his food. 

 "Finally!” Stiles whined as you jumped out of your seats and made your way towards the exit. The pack said their goodbyes as you reached the parking lot; Stiles, Scott, Liam, and Malia squishing into Stiles Jeep as you and Theo headed towards his car. 

 You slide into the passenger seat as you heard Theo throwing himself into the drivers seat in exhaustion. “Im full” Theo groaned suddenly as you laughed at his stupidity. 

 "Maybe if you hadn’t eaten so much you wouldn’t be so full!“ He scowled over at you as your eyes gleamed in amusement. 

"Well maybe if you weren’t so beautiful I’d be able to think straight enough to serve up a good comeback!" 

 You gasped in shock before covering it with a forced chuckle, "haha thats funny Im not beautiful!" 

 Your heart was beating a million miles an hour as you watched him his body shifting closer your own before he whispered, ”wanna bet?“ Before slowly pressing his lips to yours. 


 24-"draw me like one of your french boys" 

 It was no secret to anyone in Beacon Hills that you were an artist, and a good one no less. You could always be found crouching over your sketch book your hands dancing over the page before you, like a fast waltz perfectly capturing the world around you. Your hands were always covered in ashy grey powder from your pencils and small eraser shavings tucked into unusual slots in your clothing.

 In fact you were such a talented artist that a couple months ago a famous painter, Antoine Papel, had invited you to Paris to study with him. He had taught you many incredible tricks and forms, and you in turn -he said- inspired him and his artwork. "Young artists always make me feel so young again. They rekindle my love for the craft; theres nothing like watching young eyes grow wide with knowledge.” He had said. While you had been there you had drawn many french models, one of Antoine’s biggest beliefs was that nothing was more fluid for an artist than the human body, and nothing more beautiful either. And so as it goes many of the students around campus liked to joke that you had just gone away to draw a bunch of hot french guys. Not that you minded because it was partially true; you did get to draw a lot of hot guys who were in fact french. 

 Today was a particularly beautiful day as you sat outside sketching the giddy young couple having a picnic under a large weeping willow tree. You liked the way the sun poured down upon the girls golden curls and captured the fond look in his eyes as he reached for her hand. Perhaps it was quite cliche but in that moment it seemed like the sweetest gesture ever known to man kind. It had been an hour or so since the couple had left and you were still busily sketching away when you heard a low voice whisper in your ears, “Thats pretty good Y/N, is that supposed to be me and you?!” You could just hear the familiar smirk in his all too familiar voice. 

 "No Theo thats actually a couple that was here earlier.“ You huffed not even looking at him in between your gentle strokes. You hadn’t come this far drawing the picture just to mess up the detailing of her nose!

 "Aww why dont you ever draw me?” He whined pouting at you, only to realize you still hadn’t bothered to look up. Suddenly he sprawled across the table gently pulling the sketch book from your hand and posing as he whispered huskily, “draw me like one of your french boys


 36-"cocky are we?" 

"Look its nothing personal babe, its just.. I don’t see you that way.. You are my best friend Theo and have been for years, it would be weird to ever think of you romantically, ya know?!” You stated with a shrug, looking over at your best friend of 12 years. 

Theo had just confessed to liking you and wanting to go on a date and you hadn’t known what to say. Sure he’s hot, but he’s also your best friend! If your relationship fails then you lose it all! 

 He was silent for a moment before he looked at you with a smirk, his confidence still not feigning, “So does that mean you doubt I can make you fall for me or that you aren’t willing to give me the chance?" 

 You laughed completely dumbfounded by his confidence and question, "why does it matter?" 

 "Are you willing to at least give me the chance to prove myself to you?" 

 "What do you have in mind?” You giggled batting your eyes at him, genuinely starting to change your mind about the whole “not dating your best friend”. He had always been there for you and was really everything you always complain about wanting in a boy. 

 "One night is all I need to make you fall in love with me.“ 

 ”Cocky are we?“ 

 "Confident.” He corrected, “So is that a yes?”

 "Pick me up Saturday at 5, I will dress nice so heaven forbid don’t take me to see some stupid chick flick in hopes of getting some because I will smack you.“  

"Wouldn’t dream of it princess!”

littlechilllarrie  asked:

8, 13, 24, 50 (do you know how much I love you ) xx

8. What time are you most productive? • Usually between 7-11 PM. Sometimes I think I’m killin it at 2 AM and the next day I go back and read it and I’m like what a load of crap this is.

13. Hardest character to write? • The family members. I never want to oversell them but I also want their presence to be important, as they are in real life. There’s a fine line and it’s hard to balance it.

24. Favorite scene you’ve ever written? • Can I pick a few and be a total self centered nut?

Harry watching Louis’ interviews in 7 Up // Louis receiving Harry’s silent phone call in 210 Days // “You’re my trip to Maui” and “I know I’m not the only love of your life, but you’re mine, and I’ll gladly share that title if it means I get to be with you” from Tug of War // Harry opening his graduation present from Louis in Never Be // Harry and Louis meeting for the first time in All the Right Moves (the only light one of the five, shocking, I know).

50. Open question to the writer • I love you more.

Vans Warped Tour 2016 has announced the first 10 bands to play this summer. They are :

3OH!3 7/21 - 7/31
Issues 6/24 - 8/13
Mayday Parade 6/24 - 8/13
Pepper 6/24 - 6/29, 7/1 - 7/22
Real Friends 6/24 - 8/13
Sleeping With Sirens 6/24 - 8/13
State Champs 6/24 - 8/13
The Maine 6/24 - 8/13
The Story So Far 6/24 - 8/13
Tonight Alive 6/24 - 8/13

So like… Can we please talk about why there are so many KHR seiyuus in Mushishi? Seriously.

Kokubun Yukari: Tsuna -> Biki (Ep. 2)

Inoue Suguru: Yamamoto -> Seijirou (Ep. 19)

Inamura Yuuna: Kyoko -> Hana (Ep. 13)

Matsuyama Takashi: Tsuyoshi -> Kourou’s Father (Ep. 7) Forever the dad

Suzuki Masami: Lal Mirch -> Isana (Ep. 22)

Akesaka Satomi: Chrome -> Nami (Ep. 8)

Sanpei Yuko: Fuuta -> Shinra (Ep. 1)

Maeda Takeshi: Lancia -> Kourou (Ep. 7) and some other people (Ep. 8, 9, 13, 24)

Uchiyama Kouki: Enma (His seiyuu for Vomic) -> Tatsu (2nd Season Ep. 4)

Nakagawa Akira: Shoichi’s Mother -> Biki’s Mother (Ep. 2) She’s Tsuna’s mom in this one

Ootani Miki: Hana -> Villagers (Ep. 23 and 24)

Kawahara Yoshihisa: Glo Xinia -> Man (Ep. 4)

Yara Yuusaku: Timoteo (Vongola Ninth) -> Head Fisherman (2nd Season Ep. 2)

Iwasaki Masami: Iemitsu -> Man (Ep. 7)

Naitou Ryo: Ken -> A lot of people actually (Ep.  3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 23, 24, 26) 

and the most unbelievable of all…
Nakano Yuto: Levi -> Ginko (THE MAIN CHARACTER)

Schedule
  1. B.A.P is included in “Music Bank Playback” which airs tomorrow (23/8) 
  2. “B.A.P Special” is going to be aired on MusicJapanTV on 24/8 KST 13:30-14:00
  3.  “HanChu” episode 149 & 150 with B.A.P is going to air on Home Drama Channel on 28/8 at KST26:00-27:30   

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Come on out to the Vans Warped Tour this summer and check out all the bands on the Journeys Right Foot Stage. The stage features 3OH!3 (7/21 - 7/31), Issues (6/24 - 8/13), Mayday Parade (6/24 - 8/13), Pepper (6/24 - 7/22), Real Friends (6/24 - 8/13), Sleeping With Sirens (6/24 - 8/13), State Champs (6/24 - 8/13), The Maine (6/24 - 8/13),The Story So Far (6/24 - 8/13) and Tonight Alive (6/24 - 8/13). See all the bands performing this summer, ticket, event info and more on vanswarpedtour.com. Music: 3OH!3 “Don’t Trust Me”.

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Come on out to the Vans Warped Tour this summer and check out all the bands on the Journeys Right Foot Stage. The stage features 3OH!3 (7/21 - 7/31), Issues (6/24 - 8/13), Mayday Parade (6/24 - 8/13), Pepper (6/24 - 7/22), Real Friends (6/24 - 8/13), Sleeping With Sirens (6/24 - 8/13), State Champs (6/24 - 8/13), The Maine (6/24 - 8/13),The Story So Far (6/24 - 8/13) and Tonight Alive (6/24 - 8/13). See all the bands performing this summer, ticket, event info and more on vanswarpedtour.com. Music: 3OH!3 “Don’t Trust Me”.