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MODERN DANCE. Then I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems, and He has a name written that no one knows but Himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which He is called is The Word of God. ALL VIDEO AND MUSIC BY CHRISTOPHER LAWRIE. PLEASE USE HEADPHONES

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M D VIDEO ART/MUSIC THE SEA OF JESUS

 
 
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  WOMAN  

MDO 52. WOMAN OF THE APOCALYPSE

And a great sign appeared in Heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. The Sun and Moon will be in Virgo. Revelation 12:1

R A P T U R E I S H E R E

 

 

Woman of the Apocalypse PDF

 

 
 
 
  SHAHEED  

MDO 44. SHAHEED

‘There will be couches to lie in the shade, and rivers of milk and honey and cool, clear spring water. To get there you must follow the commands of the Almighty. Then when you die Insh’Allah, that will be where your journey ends. On Judgement Day the seas and ocean and earth will be turned into Hell, but those Muslims who follow the law and do good deeds will be transported up to Paradise.’

In Search Of The Sacred In Modern India: William Dalrymple

 
 
 
  SUPERFLUITY  

MDO 1. SUPERFLUITY Contains Found Video

Bombs were falling around my house HER PROMISES TO COME WERE EMPTY WORDS

and you could hear guns everywhere. SHE'S GONE WITHOUT A TRACE

I did not have time THE MOON IS SLANTING ON THE TOWER

to be scared or to cry. AS I HEAR THE FIFTH WATCH BELL/ IN MY DREAM WE WERE FAR APART

The only thing on my mind I FOUND IT HARD TO CALL / HURRIEDLY I TRY TO WRITE

was that we had to run away. BUT FIND THE INK TOO THIN / THE CANDLE'S RADIANCE COVERS HALF THE GOLD AND EMERALD

Her Promises to Come Were Empty Words: Li Shangyi OLD

 
 
 
  EXORCIST 1  

MDO 171. THE EXORCIST 1

And The official exorcist for Sin City sits in a comfortable chair with his legs crossed, under a framed picture of Saint Mary MacKillop. He has bushy white eyebrows, a severe side part and eyes the colour of a cloudy day. He offers me a biscuit with my tea.
We are seated in a small, chilly room next to his Sydney suburban church, by a table covered in books on yoga and t'ai chi, and prayers sledging Satan as the bringer of death, root of all evil, accursed dragon, seducer of man and father of lies.
"We have a little chapel a few suburbs away we can use for exorcisms," the exorcist says, touching the tips of his fingers together as if in prayer. "I have holy water. I have a crucifix. I have a Bible. And I go through a variety of prayers, some to the Almighty himself, some to Satan or the satanic entity, demanding the demons leave. By the time you do all that, the best part of an hour has gone by."
So you have talked to the Devil, I say. "Yes," he says.

The Exorcist 1 PDF

 
 
 
  HADEETH  

MDO 69. SHAHEED / HADEETH

“No one who enters Paradise will want to come back to the world and have anything on the Earth except the ‘Shaheed’.  He will wish to return to the world and be killed ten times because of the honour he sees”

Hadeeth

It was a dark lane lit by a single, dim street light. Dogs sat next to open gutters while half-naked children played in the side alleys. ‘We still have many privileges,’ she said

In Search Of The Sacred In Modern India: William Dalrymple

 
 
 
  RAPTURE  

MDO 66. THE RAPTURE

He For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Thessalonians

 
 
 
  AZAAN  

MDO 48. AZAAN

God is Great I bear witness that there is no God except the One God. I bear witness that Mohammad is the messenger of God. Rise up for prayer Rise up for Salvation Prayer is better than sleep God is Great There is no god except the One God

Azaan Call To Prayer

 
 
 
  EXORCIST 2  

MDO 172. THE EXORCIST 2

Pope Francis's fixation with expunging the Devil - whom he believes is a real person - has helped raise the prominence of the practice. Last June, the Vatican formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests in 30 countries co-founded by Italian priest Gabriele Amorth, who claims to have personally rid the world of 160,000 demons.
A spokesman for the association warned in October of an "extraordinary increase in demonic activity", citing the apparent growth in Satanic groups and occult practices. Elsa Bocxe, a deacon at the Full Salvation Fellowship, was rid of her desire to kill her mother-in-law.Credit:Nic Walker The elderly priest I meet for tea was appointed the official exorcist for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney in 2010 by Cardinal George Pell after attending a four-day seminar on casting out demons. He juggles the work with his other priestly duties. OLD

 

 
 
 
  HEARS YOU  

MDO 68. SHAHEED: NO ONE HEARS YOU

And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision, rejoicing in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His bounty, and they receive good tidings about those to be martyred after them who have not yet joined them that there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.

Surah Al-Imran 3:169-170

 

A CICADA SHELL | IT SANG ITSELF | UTTERLY AWAY Basho

 
 
 
  RIDER  

MDO 67. RIDER ON A WHITE HORSE

‘Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems, and He has a name written that no one knows but Himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which He is called is The Word of God. And the Armies of Heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following Him on White Horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the Nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the Wrath of God the Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh he has a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Revelation 19:11.

 
 
 
  GREEN BIRDS  

MDO 17. SHAHEED: GREEN BIRDS

When your brothers were smitten at the battle of Uhud, Allah put their spirits in the bodies of green birds; they went down to the rivers of Paradise, ate its fruit and nestled in lamps of gold in the shade of the Throne. Then when they experienced the sweetness of their food, drink and rest, they asked: ‘Who will tell our brothers about us, who will tell our brothers about us in order that they might not be disinterested in jihad and recoil in war?’ Allah Most High said: ‘I shall tell them about you’

Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 14:

WHEN THEY WENT TO THE NEXT STREET / MY MOTHER’S SISTER CAME AND TOOK US AWAY / WE WERE CRYING BECAUSE / WE HAD LOST BOTH OF OUR PARENTS.

Student BHIEC

 
 
 
  VALLEY OF VISION  

MDO 73. PURITAN / VALLEY OF VISION

The Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, You have brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see You in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Your glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low is to be high, that the broken heart is the healed heart, that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit, that the repenting soul is the victorious soul, that to have nothing is to possess all, that to bear the cross is to wear the crown, that to give is to receive, that the valley is the place of vision. Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter Your stars shine; let me find Your light in my darkness, Your life in my death, Your joy in my sorrow, Your grace in my sin, Your riches in my poverty, Your glory in my valley.

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

 
 
 
  NAJIB  

MDO 62. TALIBAN IS HERE / NAJIB

Najib Rafigi

I came to Australia to escape from the Taliban in 2001. The small boat nearly sank, we all thought we would drown many times. I was tortured and imprisoned for 11 months, because I believed in a modern Afghanistan and equality for woman and education for all children. I have been a TPV for 4 years and cannot see my family until I am recognised as a refugee and given citizenship and a passport. My family fled to Afghanistan and it is very hard for them as they are refugees too. I was greeted in this country by border protection and spent three months in Curtan Detention Centre. The taliban jailed me because I was training the Women's Volleyball Team and took them to Chekoslavakia, Moscow and France. The Taliban wanted to stop Woman's sport and made false allegations against me. They issued a Fatwa which still means my death if I return to Afghanistan. During my imprisonment I was tortured with electric shocks to my body. I still have nightmares and suffer post traumatic stress symptems which causes much depression. Currently, I work with my friend mowing lawns and gardening in the Sutherland Shire. People often ask about my life, my wife and children. They want to help us. My wife thought that I was dead for two years. OLD

NAJIB
 
 
 
100 THOU SHALT NOT  

MDO 124. THOU SHALT NOT

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

Thou Shalt Not Covet . . .

 

 

Thou Shalt Not . . . PDF OLD

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  BATHHOUSE  

MDO 7. MY MOTHER 3 Contains Found Video

“Civilization and society rest on morals. Morals rest on religion. Religion rests on the Bible and faith in God and Jesus Christ.” “America needs a tidal wave of the old-time religion. America needs to be taken down to God’s bathhouse and the hose turned on her. And the time isn’t far distant when the wheels of God’s judgment are going to go sweeping through this old God-hating world. “And I want to take a pledge and this audience to join me in pledge—that you will never rest until this old God-hating, Christ-hating, whiskey soaked, Sabbath-breaking, blaspheming, infidel, bootlegging old world is bound to the cross of Jesus Christ by the golden chains of love.”

Billy Sunday 1880

My father and mother went outside and my father said ‘Don’t go outsde. Stay here! ’ We hid under the bed. The rebel’s leader asked my father for money. My father said ‘There is no money here. ’ The rebel’s leader said ‘If there is no money we are going to shoot you and your wife.’ He pointed the gun at my father and shot him. Then he shot my mother. OLD

Student BHIEC

 
 
 
  RAPTURE  

MDO 25. RAPTURE

Then will appear in Heaven the sign of the Son of Man and then all of the tribes of the earth will mourn and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call and they will gather his elect from the four winds from one end of Heaven to the other.

Matthew 24:30 The Return of the Son of Man OLD

 
 
 
  DARK CHURCH   DARK CHURCH OLD  
 


 
  TENEMENT 2  

MDO 95 THIS TENEMENT OF CLAY

To every creative thing God has given a tongue that proclaims a Ressurection. Will he leave neglected in the earth the Soul of Man made in the Image of his Creator. Will the Spirit of Man suffer anihalation when it has paid a brief visit like a Royal Guest to this Tenement of Clay.

This Tenement of Clay William Jennings Bryan (1860—1925 OLD)

 
 
 
  TENEMENT  

THIS TENEMENT OF CLAY

IMMORTALITY Performed by William Jennings Bryan Recorded June 15, 1908

Will the imperial spirit of man suffer annihilation when it had paid a brief visit like a royal guest to this tenement of clay? No, I am as sure that there is another life as I am that I live today. OLD

 

   

 

 
 
 
     

 

 
 
 
     

 

 
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