The Jewish Messiah, Joshua of Nazareth, is the real lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 4:5); while Satan is the counterfeit or imitation lion. His roar is indeed fearsome to the timid and fearful, but a little child can make that roaring lion flee if he/she uses the name Joshua of Nazareth. St. James said that if we resist the Devil he will FLEE from US (St. James 4:7).
The British Empire began over 800 years ago during the reigns of King Henry II and his son, Richard the Mouseheart. Most historians place the genesis of the British Empire at the founding of the East India Company by Queen Elizabeth I. They are off by almost 400 years.
Plantagenet is a Latin name and it means a twig of a broom. "I will sweep it with the broom of destruction saith JEHOVAH of Hosts" (Isaiah 14: 23).
Richard Plantagenet (1157–1199) was king of England from 1189 until his death in 1199.
A brutal papal Crusader, he was the first to adopt the roaring lion symbol as his coat of arms.
His father, Henry II, was accused of planning the assassination of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.
In 1939, the same year that Gone With the Wind was released, MGM turned the Frank Baum novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, into a blockbuster movie entitled The Wizard of Oz.
On her way to the Emerald City with the Tin Man and Scarecrow, Dorothy is ambushed by a Cowardly Lion who is chased away by her little dog Toto. A Cowardly Lion is an oxymoron like "Free French."
In the movie The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy from Kansas was attacked by a Cowardly Lion on the yellow brick road.
Chased away by her little dog Toto, the Cowardly Lion asks Dorothy to take him with her to see the Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz made the Cowardly Lion fearless again by giving him a Courage Medal.
That is how the Cowardly Lion got courage in Hollywood. However, the wizardy that turned Cowardly Lion Richard into a Cœr de Leon was much more phantasmagorical than anything a fiction writer could ever invent.
The Cowardly Lion was crowned king in Westminster Abbey on Sept. 3, 1189
The moment Eleanor of Aquitaine had planned and schemed for all her life finally came on September 3, 1189. Her favorite son Richard was crowned king in Westminster Abbey.
In 1173, Richard's mother Eleanor conspired with her ex-husband Louis to replace Henry with her favorite son Richard.
A veritable Wicked Witch of the West, to stop her intrigues, Henry kept her LOCKED UP for 16 years.
With the timely death of her second husband, she was released and installed her son Richard on the throne.
The next step in Eleanor's scheme was to make her son a "war hero." Richard was the quintessential "mama's boy" and there were rumors that mother and son were lovers. She was determined to change that by sending her son on a Crusade to recapture Jerusalem from the Muslims. Eleanor had already accompanied her first husband on the Second Crusade and it was at that time that she recruited Saladin as a spy.
Saladin the spy was anxiously awaiting a visit from the Cowardly Lion!!
In June 1147, Eleanor joined her husband on Crusade in the Holy Land. She was dressed as an Amazon but her role in the Crusade was much more subtle. It was there that she met the young Saladin and recruited him as a spy. It is much easier to become a "war hero" when you own the enemy.
That strategy was not invented by the Plantagenets....During the Roman Empire, an ambitious general would pay a barbarian chief to attack the frontier. Then the general would march out; defeat him, and return in triumph to be proclaimed Caesar!
While on Crusade with her husband Louis, Eleanor recruited 12-year-old Saladin as a SPY.
Eleanor—a born intriguer—was the official founder of the British Secret Service and Saladin was the first James Bond.
Amazingly, 2 years previously, Jerusalem surrendered to the Muslim 007 without a fight.
The city of Jerusalem surrendered to Saladin without a fight. After the Muslims captured the city, there was no wholesale slaughter of the Catholics in retribution for the wholesale slaughter of Muslims by the Crusaders in 1099. When the Crusaders took the city in 1099, they killed over 10,000 men, women, and children in cold blood.
After Jerusalem surrendered to Saladin, he permitted the Latins to ransom their captives, and only those who could not afford the ransom money were sold into slavery.
The second island to the added to the British Empire was the island of Cyprus.
The island was ruled by Isaac Comnenus, who was a nephew of the Emperor in Constantinople.
King Richard took the island from him by force, it became part of the Latin Kingdom, and it was the first British Empire beachhead in the Mediterranean.
To this very day, Cyprus is still a vital part of the British Empire, even though they have to share the island with the Terrible Turks.
Patrick Scrivener, Reformation 10 Comments
[10/21/2017 10:43:48 AM]
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Submitted By: Yossarian Lives