Have you ever played chess? It is played upon a board of 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. Each player begins with 16 pieces, typically either black or white. Each piece type has its own unique moves. However, any of the pieces except the king may be sacrificed or taken in the course of the game. The ultimate objective is to checkmate the opponent color’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat from which it cannot move. To this end, pieces of one color are used to attack and capture the pieces of the other color, while supporting other pieces of the same color. The game typically involves exchanging pieces in an effort to find and manipulate opportunities to advance one’s position in a strategy to win. Although played upon a board, chess is an entirely mental war game utilizing such elements as projection of power, fear of loss, misdirection, and deceit, all for the purpose of manipulating the defeat of the opposing color. The devil is in the details. [To avoid any misunderstanding with anyone, the black and white I’m talking about above has nothing to do with race, and both colors are entirely equal in the game. “Black and white” is also an age-old metaphor for good and evil. None of this is referring to race. Actually, there is only one race – the human race, putting us all on the same footing in this metaphor.]
In our metaphor the devil’s chessboard is the world. [For those who get distracted by such things, I do know the devil’s hand is probably not red. This is a symbol, not meant to be taken literally. It is a spiritual parable, meant to help us better understand something about the real world.] Again, in our metaphor the devil’s chessboard is the world.
Have you ever given your very best, and still it wasn’t enough to accomplish your goal? Pretty frustrating, huh? This latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest focuses on a period in the life of Elijah the Prophet when he was experiencing that very same emotion. In fact, he was so distressed about his perceived failure that he asked God to take his life! While I don’t recommend such prayers, I’m happy to note that YHWH answered Elijah’s prayer, not by taking his life, but by addressing Elijah’s underlying concerns and then sending him out to do battle another day. Sometimes all we really need is a little attitude adjustment, no? You can find this account in 1 Kings 19. All of the answers for our latest Eliyahu ben David Crossword Contest can be found in that chapter.
This section of Scripture makes for a stimulating Bible study, and we are presently discussing this passage in my radio program, On the Road to Tsiyon. Come and listen if you want to learn a lot more about it.
As for this new crossword contest, play it for fun and maybe win a prize! What prize you ask? An autographed copy of Announcing Judgment Day – a unique Hebraic perspective on the Book of Revelation and Bible Prophecy.
Giveaway Details for this Contest
A. Contest ends on June 30, 2012. The winner will be announced back here with an update to this post, and will be notified via email with further instructions.
B. The online puzzle includes a little help. You won’t be disqualified for using that if you want. The way we’ve done this, everyone can play. It’s more fun though, to do as much as you can without help. You’ll see what I mean when you work with the puzzle.
C. A winner will be selected from all entries using Random.org. You get your Primary Entry by emailing me a screenshot of your puzzle at postmaster[at]eliyahubendavid.com. Leaving me a comment on this post saying you completed the puzzle and sent it in will help me avoid errors.
You can get credit for Bonus Entries. Each Bonus Entry is another chance to win. You must submit a Primary Entry to qualify for Bonus Entries. Following are things you can do to receive bonus entries:
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Crossword Puzzle Link:
Elijah at Horeb Crossword (Play online or download at this link)
There’s the puzzle. Enjoy!
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What do flying saucers, UFOs, little green men, and aliens have to do, if anything, with end time prophecies and events? You can find out today what’s real and what’s not. Be sure to visit Tsiyon Radio, program # 238 & #239 for the full picture.
Did you sense the global spiritual shift that occurred in 2008? The author predicted in advance the very changes that started unfolding upon the world during that year. His Radio listeners have seen the occurrence of predicted events as confirmation of this Revelation Bible Prophecy. Break the barrier of superficiality that clouds most teachings on Revelation. This unique Hebraic approach will help you to have a sense of certainty about what Revelation really means as Revelation will become as relevant to your daily life as your morning newspaper. According to this Hebraic account of Revelation, Divine judgments that have waited for millennia are now being unrolled upon the world. The insights gained from rightly understanding Revelation can aid you personally to be prepared for these judgment events, so that you can emerge through them with a favorable outcome.
Announced to Tsiyon Ministry Partners the free download and pre-publication orders of the new book in the Messianic Revelation Series by Eliyahu ben David during the weekly meetings for ministry partners. Everyone was excited to see a preview of what’s to come. Zarach Publishing recently interviewed ben David about his upcoming book and published the conent to the new Messianic Revelation book series web site.