January 17, 2013

#23 Milana Zilnik

Today we enjoyed an enlightened discussion with the beautiful Milana and her husband Arty. They are a strong couple who are blessed by God in many ways.
Milana has an extensive musical background that includes her joy in improvising.  Her husband Arty shares this joy and often picks out little melody lines on the piano for her to turn into masterpieces!  Milana is doubly blessed that her husband is the sound engineer for her songs!  With his patience and great ear for music the two of them together make a very professionally sounding team!  In our discussion today Arty and Milana both gave a different description of the meaning of these lyrics than what I had come to see!  They spoke of having to come out of the possessive shells we live in.  Milana spoke of her love and care of her children and how she realized she had to make changes in her life as her children grew.  They both spoke of needing to believe in our self and how we need to fight the thoughts and feelings which make us weak or bring us down.  Milana speaks of how music is therapy that the very writing of this song was healing to her.  We hope you will join us in our discussion with this loving couple and this wonderful song called “Its About Time”.

Interview 01/12/13 – It’s About Time by Milana
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Lead Scripture:
Psalm 56:8
8 You number and record my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle—are they not in Your book?
God knows everywhere we go and all we experience.  He feels every tear we cry and knows why we cried every one.  He cares for every part of our lives and loves us. 


Teardrops are falling, 
Fingers unfolding 
Layers of truth in 
Broken glass of wine. 
My hands are shaking, 
But I feel it's time... time... time.. time.. 
To rise from my knees and turn away from 
my possessive shell. 
Time to be myself.

Tick-tock this clock beats with my heart, beats with my heart. 
Tick-tock this clock tears me apart.

Time is a healer. 
Ice getting thinner. 
Feels like just skating 
(Never had the time 
So very slowly 
But the sun will shine.. shine.. shine) 
This time I have plenty for myself and 
Never have to share. 
This is only fair

Tick-tock this clock beats with my heart, beats with my heart. 
Tick-tock this clock tears me apart.

This is my journey. 
Leave me or hold me 
Truthfully only. 
Let me take my time. 
Illusions vanish, 
But at least they are mine... mine... mine 
This time I have plenty for myself and 
Never have to share. 
This is only fair

Tick-tock this clock beats with my heart, beats with my heart. 
Tick-tock this clock tears me apart.

Scriptures from Interview

Some scriptures on Tears
Psalm 116:8
For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, (NIV 1984)
There is only one who can deliver us from every situation and fear in life, the LORD our God.

2 Kings 20:5
Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. (KJV)
God does hear our prayers.  He does see our tears.  He knows when we are sincere in our heart and he responds to us when week truly seek him.

Some scriptures on Truth
Deuteronomy 32:4
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. (KJV)
God is good in every way.  He is the God of truth and he is also love.

I Samuel 12:24

24 Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. (KJV)
Not only is God the God of truth, but he requires us to love and serve him in truth.  He does not want fake worship or devotion.  He knows when our hearts are true.

Some scriptures on Time
Job 7:1-4
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?  As a servant earnestly desires the shade, and as an hireling looks for the reward (or the pay) of his work:  So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.  When I lie down, I say, “When shall I arise, and the night be gone? And I am full of tossing to and fro unto the dawning of the day. (KJV)
Every one of us has an appointed time on this earth.  Many of our days will consist of suffering and pain and looking for relief from our miseries, be they mental, emotional or physical.  We all seek for rest during such times.  Job is a man who went through tremendous suffering and kept his faith in God.

Some scriptures on Choice
Deuteronomy 30:19-20
19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (NIV 1984)
God gives every one of us this choice today.  We can choose life by following him and his plan of redemption through his son Jesus Christ.

Joshua 24:14-15
14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (NIV 1984)
We each individually have to choose and decide if we are going to serve God.  God is merciful and good, just and holy.  As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.

Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus  (these are only a few)
This may be the first time many of you will have seen these scriptures in this light.  I ask that you read them all before you make a quick judgment.  Search your heart and think on these things.  God is talking to you.

Genesis Chapter 22
This is the very famous account of Abraham taking his son of promise, Isaac, to Moriah for sacrifice.  Isaac asked his father, “where is the lamb for the sacrifice?”  Verse 8 Abraham said “God will provide for himself the lamb.”  God was testing Abraham and let him continue to the point in verse 11 where it is written;
 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” 13 Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. 14 Abraham called the name of that place, The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”  (NASB)
 We understand now that Abraham and Isaac were a picture description of God and His Son Jesus Christ.  Abraham loved his son and was filled with emotion and question, yet he so believed the Lord God that he did as he was told.  He never waivered in his faith and God blessed him and all the nations of the world through this act of faith.  God did provide his own lamb at that time, and he also provided His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, the Spotless Lamb of God for the remission of sins for whosoever will believe and receive what He has done.

Exodus Chapter 12
This is the famous account of the tenth and last plague that happened in Egypt before the Children of Israel were finally let go.  The Angel of Death would pass over the land and the firstborn of every household would die, unless they were protected by the Blood of the Lamb.  Each household was to take an unblemished lamb and slay and eat it.  The blood was to be put on the two doorposts of the house.  They also ate unleavened bread and bitter herbs and were to keep this Passover Feast every year to remember the salvation of the Lord.  In verse 23b it is written:
23b “…and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.”
 The Passover account is an early picture and represents our Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, who without blemish was sacrificed for the remission of our sins and deliverance from death.

Micah 5:2
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,  Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”  (NASB)
This scripture speaks that one from the “days of eternity” would be born in Bethlehem.

Isaiah 7:14
14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.  (NASB)
Scripture tells that the Messiah will be born of a virgin.  Jesus is also called Immanuel which interpreted means “God with us.”

2 Samuel 7:12-13
12” When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your]descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
This scripture speaks of a covenant God made with King David, that he would have a descendant whose kingdom will be established forever.  Jesus is the Son of David and He is King and Lord of all.

Psalm 2:6
“But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

Zechariah 2:10
10The Lord says, “Shout and rejoice, O Jerusalem, for I am coming to live among you.
Jesus is God in the flesh, God Himself, in human form, who we know as the Son of God.  He came to earth to live among us.  God is still with us now in by the presence of His Holy Spirit abiding in us. When we ask Jesus into our heart then we receive the gift of the presence of the Holy Spirit with us always, and He is the source of our strength in hard times.  He gives us strength to stand and walk even if we are left out by the rest of the world.  When we are aware of God’s presence with us then It does not matter if anyone stand besides us because God’s presence is always here as far as we are willing to let Him come in. J  (Manasseh)

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws;
And You lay me in the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me;
They pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me;
18 They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots. (NASB)
There are many mentions of Him being King.  In the life account of Jesus, which is very well documented not only in the New Testament but in many books of antiquity, Jesus does come in riding into Jerusalem on a colt, the foal of a donkey.  He is a humble king even from his birth in a manger.  This prophecy was written over 500 years before his earthly birth.

Psalm 41:9
9 “Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.”
Jesus was betrayed by someone close to him who ate bread with him.  We know that most of the Psalms were written by King David, and much of the suffering in his own life caused him to write words that he may not have know were prophecy of the Messiah to come.  Surely he was led by God’s Holy Spirit to write so many Psalms that reveal to us more and more that Jesus is definitely spoken of in the Old Testament.

Psalm 22:14-18
14 I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint;
This is from another Psalm of David, who surely did suffer much in his extraordinary life account, but he was not actually pierced in his hands and feet.  It must have been the Holy Spirit of God that caused him to write these words of prophecy hundreds of years before Jesus was born on this earth.  We know that on the cross Jesus suffered and died and his hands and feet were pierced.  We also know that they cast lots for his garments.  Every line of this Psalm can be talked of to show the suffering Jesus endured, including his having fleeting thoughts of “Why is God my Father letting this happen?”  But he knew why all this was happening and those were human thoughts.  He trusted God who would deliver His soul from the death of the grave and would not let his flesh see the corruption of decay in the grave.

Psalm 16:16
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (KJV)

Psalm 49:15
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah (KJV)
Jesus did rise from the dead and his body did not see the corruption of decay in the grave.

Zechariah 12:10
10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.” (NASB)
Scripture here even shows that he was pierced, as he was.

Jeremiah 33:14
At that time I will bring to the throne of David a righteous descendant,£ and he will do what is just and right throughout the land. 16In that day Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will live in safety. And their motto will be ‘the Lord is our righteousness!’ 17For this is what the Lord says: David will forever have a descendant sitting on the throne of Israel.
The Lord truly is our righteousness!  We have no righteousness alone but only through Jesus.

Scriptures I mentioned in addendum:
Isaiah 52:3
For thus says the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.  (KJV)
Today we understand that we have “sold ourselves” into captivity to sin, which leads to death (spiritual death), and for nothing.  We are all trapped by our own foolish wills, and yet God still loves us and promises to redeem us without money.

Isaiah 52:10
10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. (KJV)
The Son of God, Jesus, truly laid bare his holy arms on the cross for the entire world.  Everyone who looks upon him see’s the salvation of our God!

Isaiah 52:13-15
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.  14 As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:  15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. (KJV)
Jesus was beaten so badly with whips that contained hard sharp objects like bones and broken pottery, that the tissues under his skin were exposed.  The sprinkling of His Blood speaks of his cleansing us from our sins.  His Blood is the price paid for our redemption, our salvation.

Isaiah 53  (speaks for itself)
53 Who has believed our message?And like a root out of parched ground;
He has no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
He was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot,

Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.

But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
By oppression and judgment He was taken away;
And as for His generation, who considered
That He was cut off out of the land of the living
For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

10 But the Lord was pleased
To crush Him, putting Him to grief;
If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
He will see His offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
11 As a result of the anguish of His soul,
He will see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,
And He will divide the booty with the strong;
Because He poured out]Himself to death,
And was numbered with the transgressors;
Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,
And interceded for the transgressors.  (NASB)
Every line of this prophecy is about Jesus, his suffering death for our transgressions.  He did not open his mouth to defend himself against his accusers; he was like a silent lamb led to the slaughter.  Though he was crucified between two thieves He was placed in the tomb of a rich man, verse 9.
These are only a partial list of Old Testament prophecy concerning Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came to save whosoever will receive Him.  We hope this will inspire you to do your own study of the scripture.  There are many resources available to learn more about Jesus in Prophecy.  If you want to receive Jesus as your Savior then we invite you to pray the Salvation Prayer on our Bible Study Blog, listed above.  May God bless you!

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