1. This photograph was sent around the world shortly after the September 11, 2001 Twin Tower attack in New York City. I do not know if this photograph was altered or enhanced; but I do know the two below have not been altered for I have the negatives that will attest to their authenticity.
2. Photograph I was to take, truly not knowing what image was in it.
3. Close up of #2, the image of greed (avarice).
When was #2 taken? Within a week after September 11,2001; not developed until the first of October.
This picture was taken from my back porch
Let me tell you what I saw in the picture ( photograph #1)that I was to explain to you.
The face on the left side is a front view and the explosion coming out the side is a side view of the same face. The face is the human representation of the sin of avarice or greed, wanting it all, grabbing.
Avarice has been shown in art as looking like this since the 1100's or even earlier. His face is puffy and his cheeks rounded out; his nose red and bulbous, and his chin puffed out. Now, you may not see that in the front view, but that is the side view. And it is the spirit of Greed....(*see notes)
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For we brought nothing into this world , and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into tempation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou , O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
I Timonthy 6:7 - 11 (KJV)
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come that they may lay hold on eternal life.
I Timothy 6:17 - 19
And, behold, one came and said unto him ( Jesus ), Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, "Thou shalt do not murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth; what lack I yet?
Jesus said unto him, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me."
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.".
Matthew 19:16 - 24
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O blessed Father I thank You for Your words given and Your photographs that do portray with vivid images preciseness of the times.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake".
Lord I pray that more eyes will be opened before it is too late and the greed within will be stifled as they seek Your face with knowing; greed has no future with You, only death.
Lord as Your word proclaims, the door is still open ( but we are not to tarry) for soon, very soon, eyes will be blinded and hearts will become hardened to what is right before them ~
"Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
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* thank you once again Mz Linda for your spiritual insight.
photograph 2 & 3 copyrighted@Linda Elaine Calhoun 10/01/01