Barack Obama’s name “Lightning from Heaven” in Aramaic? (Luke 10:12)

Quoting Pastor David J. Meyer on his breakdown of Barack Obama’s name, and how its Hebrew meaning relates to Luke 10:18.

Quoted below is a passage from a transcribed sermon by Pastor David J. Meyer (June 5, 1950 – June 8, 2010). Here he explains how the Aramaic translation of Barack Obama’s name relates to a passage from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 10.

This is in no way suggesting that Obama is the Antichrist. Pastor Meyer never believed Barack Obama is the Antichrist. In fact, Meyer would frequently say things like “he’ll do until the real one comes along” and “he’s a type of antichrist”.

The Bible says there are many antichrists (1 John 2:18), and this is how we know it is “the last time”. And as it is clearly states in the First Epistle of John, anyone who denies the Father and the Son is antichrist (1 John 2:22).

Jesus said, in verse 18 [Luke 10:18], it says “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning…”. (There’s quite a flash there isn’t there?) “…fall from heaven”.

…In Isaiah 14, verse 12, the prophet cries out and says “how art thou fallen from heaven, O lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” Jesus says he beheld him as lightning fall from heaven (how art thou fallen) right? “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I…” Boy, there’s a lot of I’s in there. Sounds a little proud, doesn’t he?… “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” That did it. “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”…

Now lets go back and look at that verse again in Luke 10, verse 18. “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”. Now, if you look at the Aramaic which is what Jesus spoke right here in Luke. This is written in Greek but he spoke it in Aramaic, alright?

The word for ‘I’ – there’s different ways to say in Aramaic the word ‘I’. Generally its ‘bah’, ok?

…’Beheld’ is ‘raah’ which is entry #7200 [Strong’s Concordance].

‘Satan’ is ‘satan’, entry #7854 [Strong’s].

Then you have the word, ‘as’, and uh let’s see, which is a connecting word. I’ll come back to that in a moment.

‘Lightning’ is the word, ‘baraq’… That entry is #1300 [Strong’s].

‘Fall’ is ‘naphal’ which is entry #5307 [Strong’s].

And the ‘high place’ (the heights, heights of the clouds that we just read about the he was cast down from), that word is entry #1116 and is ‘bamah’.

The [sic] when you connect two nouns in Aramaic, they use either a ‘U’ or an ‘O’ – primarily an ‘O’. In Hebrew there are no vowels, only consinents. But you have in Hebrew, they generally put the little marks right after a consinent to give it a vowel sound. Those are called the Nikkud. So you generally use an ‘O’ to connect it with.

…”bah raah satan naphal gam (I think left that one out last time) baraq o bamah”.

There it is… And this is straight out of the Aramaic. And you can look up the references for it if you want to. It doesnt’ matter but ‘as’ is actually ‘gam’. You can look that up if you have a Strong’s concordance. That’s not the major issue. The main point is we have the nouns and the verbs, and so forth, that are in here.

(Pastor David J. Meyer – “What is in a Name?” Sermon – August 2, 2009 – Last Trumpet Ministries)

You can find all of David J. Meyer’s audio sermons in the link below.

http://ltmstudios.org/audio/August2009.html

 

In Loving Memory of Pastor David J. Meyer (June 5, 1950 – June 8, 2010)
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SEA BEAST / EARTH BEAST: Unlocking Revelation 13

Why does the first beast come up from the sea and the second from the earth? In this text, we will briefly go over Revelation 13, uncover the identity of the first beast, and point to the Bible’s own interpretation of the symbols, “sea” and “earth”.

The 13th chapter of Revelation contains John’s vision of two beasts. The first one “having seven heads and ten horns” which rose up “out of the sea”, and the second one that has “two horns like a lamb” which will come up “out of the earth”. Why does the first beast come up from the sea and the second from the earth? In this text, we will briefly go over Revelation 13, uncover the identity of the first beast, and point to the Bible’s own interpretation of the symbols, “sea” and “earth”.

The Sea Beast

The first of the two beasts rose up out of the sea (Revelation 13:1-10, the first half of the chapter). We will refer to it as the SEA beast. It is the same as the fourth of the four beasts in Daniel chapter 7. Daniel 7:3-7 is where we read about four beasts: a lion, a bear, a leopard, and one diverse from all the ones before it. The sea beast in the first half of Revelation 13 is characterized by the same three creatures, being likened to a leopard with a bear’s feet and a lion’s mouth.

The four beasts in Daniel 7 are in fact the historic Empires of Babylon (the lion), Medo-Persia (the bear), Greece (the leopard), and Rome (diverse from the others). This was covered briefly in a previous article, The Antichrist Unveiled. History of the Jewish Diaspora confirms that the fourth of the four beasts is the Roman Empire. And we know without a doubt that a beast is a symbol for a kingdom (Daniel 7:23). But how do we know the first beast in Revelation 13:1-10 is the same Roman beast? One way we know is that it shares three characteristics:

  • it also has ten horns (which only the fourth beast had)
  • it also came up from the sea
  • it carries traits from the first three beasts in Daniel 7 and combines them into one beast – just as the fourth beast in Daniel is “diverse from all the beasts that were before it”.

This is how we conclude the sea beast in Revelation 13 is Rome.

The Earth Beast

The second of the two beasts is the one coming up out of the earth (Revelation 13:11-18, the second half of the chapter). We will refer to it as the EARTH beast. It is the one that is known so well for the number of the beast (666).

In verses 12-18, many things are prophesied about this beast that reveal it is different from the sea beast (Rome), and actually takes place in a future time. This includes the sea beast being named as “the first beast before him”, as well as the earth beast causing fire to come down from the sky, deceiving the people with the fire to make an image to the beast, killing anyone who will not worship the image, and causing all people to take the mark of the beast (666), his name, or the number of his name. For more on the number 666 and the image of the beast, see 666 and the Image of the Beast.

Sea Beast / Earth Beast Symbolism

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” (Rev. 13:1)

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” (Rev. 13:11)

What are the meanings of the two beasts rising up out of the SEA and the EARTH? Basing our answer on the Law of First Mention, we must go back to the first occurrences of the terms earth and sea in Genesis 1. It says in Genesis 1:9 that the dry land first appeared when the waters gathered to one place. Then in verse 10, it is actually God who gave the sea and the earth their names.

“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

And God called the dry land earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he seas: and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:9-10)

Now apply this concept to the two beasts in Revelation 13. The beast which came up out of the sea must be “gathered together unto one place” [gather/unite the whole world] before the beast which will come up out of the earth can “appear”.

There is plenty of Biblical evidence to prove the “sea” symbol in Revelation 13 means a gathering of people from around the world. The same symbolic imagery of “waters” is found in Revelation 17:15. There it states that the “whore” (MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT) sits upon “waters” which are interpreted to be “peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues”. And as it says earlier on in Revelation 17:1, the whore sits “upon many waters”, but in verse 7 she is really sitting on the beast that is upon many waters. And that beast happens to have seven heads and ten horns, just like the sea beast in Revelation 13.

All of this may help to paint a clearer picture of how the two beasts, or two world orders, take their places in history. The new world order (the earth beast), would come as a result of the old world order (the sea beast, or Roman system) gathering the peoples, tongues and nations together. In other words, we can infer that the new world order emerges as a result of the formation of a globalized society.

WORLD PEACE?: The Real Meaning behind the Peace Symbol

The universal symbol for peace is actually a Nordic death rune encircled in the sun.

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But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-6)

The ‘Great Catastrophe’ Destroyed Ancient World (The Biblical Flood?)

The legends say that a great catastrophe destroyed an ancient advanced culture (Atlantis) and modern scientific evidence tends to bear that out.

“Most of what you think you understand about ancient Egypt, you don’t understand at all. For instance, the pyramids, or at least three… What we know as the Great Pyramids on the plains at Giza were not tombs for any pharaohs. They were temples of initiation, and the initiation that the ancient Egyptians performed was much like the initiation of George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush in the Crypt. Why did you think they called it the Crypt at Yale University?

To understand the origin of the vast subject, alchemy, we must let go of the fun-house lenses and look clearly at what the remains of the ancient Egyptian culture can tell us. So, forget everything you’ve ever been taught. When we do this, two things immediately jump out at us.

1) The ancient Egyptians were the most scientifically advanced culture on the planet up until the present day, if we have indeed caught up with them.

2) Their science, in fact their entire culture seems to be revealed rather than developed. You cannot find a point in Egyptian history where they were learning what they had. They had it from the beginning.

Talk about mysteries!

The Egyptians claimed that their knowledge was derived from the actions of the divine forces in what they called the “First Time” or the “Zep Tepi”. This body of knowledge was passed down through the ages by a group known as… the Company of Horus, or the full body of adepts known as the congregation of the mysteries. Remember, Osiris was the doctrine, Isis was the church, and Horus represented the full body of the congregation of initiates. Each pharaoh down to Roman times was an initiate to the Company of Horus (and so privy to this secret knowledge) and the symbol was, in those days, the emblem of the head of the Cobra upon the forehead. Remember they’re also called the Order of the Dragon; the Order of the Snake, the followers of the Luciferian Philosophy; what some of you call Satan?

We can think of this secret knowledge as the core of Alchemy. In its broadest sense, however, as we look closer at what the Egyptians tell us about their science we find that it is based upon an intimate understanding of the stars. We also find that it is coded somehow into many of the ancient monuments that have existed in Egypt for centuries… The sum total of human knowledge was always built into the buildings of the culture of all of the ancient civilizations.

These monuments, such as the Sphinx and its temple point to an even more ancient civilization from which the Egyptians recovered their knowledge. In that sense, the knowledge of the Egyptians of which Alchemy is a half-remembered fragment, is the lost science of the last evolutionary societal epoch. But if its true, what happened to end this epoch? The legends say that the great catastrophe destroyed this advanced culture and modern scientific evidence tends to bear that out.

– Milton William (Bill) Cooper, “Secret Societies and the Alchemical Meme”, Hour of the Time broadcast #1925 (2nd to last broadcast before his death) November 5, 2001.

Listen to the full 1-hour radio broadcast here: http://hourofthetime.com/bcmp3B/1925.mp3

The full list of William Cooper’s radio broadcasts here: http://www.hourofthetime.com/wordpresstest/?page_id=7576

Jesus Christ and the New Age Christ

Exploring Constance E. Cumbey’s book, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow. The author explains what Christians need to know about the deceptive new age spirituality that has infiltrated so-called Christian teaching.

The following are excerpts from Chapter 12 of Constance E. Cumbey’s book entitled, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow (1983).

It is one thing to read through a book which has subtle

bends, twists, and turns, realizing that in serpentine fashion

you are being inched in the direction of the New Age Move-

ment. It is quite another experience to read one that comes on

as bold as a cobra selling its venom door to door. Such a

book is Journey to Inner Space: Finding God in Us. I have

seen few worse in occult bookstores.

Journey to Inner Space is not the product of a Hindu sect.

Incredibly, it was written by the senior pastor of the First

Baptist Church of Seattle, Washington, Rodney R. Romney.

…To state that Jesus is not the Christ is clearly a biblical test

of antichrist [1 John 2:22; 1 John 4:3; 2 John 1:7]. Stating that man himself could be as God was

also one of the original lies of the Eden serpent [Genesis 3].

Showing typical signs of New Age delusion, Dr. Romney

says of Jesus:

(Reading from Journey to Inner Space: Finding God-in-Us, Romney, Dr. Rodney, Nashville,

Tennessee, Abingdon Press)

“No one ever stirred up the people of his day as this
man Jesus. The greater miracle is that twenty centuries
later he is still stirring up people. He was no radical insur-
rectionist or polemic revolutionary. He was simply a man
who knew the laws of God and lived so completely within
their framework that his entire life was a litany of obe-
dience and faith to God. He stirred up the people because
he showed them what life could really be for them. He con-
tinues to do so today.

“This Jesus came to be called the Christ, meaning the
Anointed One of God. It was a title he neither invited nor
disclaimed. Yet what he did was even more startling. He
inferred that each person was potentially a Christ. He
claimed nothing for himself that he did not claim for his
disciples. He called himself the light of the world, and he
told his disciples that they too were the light of the world.
He said he was one with God and prayed that the disciples
would accept their oneness with God. He told them they
not only would have experiences similar to his own, but
would do even greater things than he had done. Rather
than condemning people for their depravity, he sought to
awaken them to the glory of their own intended divinity.
The task he gave his followers is to realize the Christ
within their own consciousness, and to know that the
kingdom of God is within them. If they search for it out-
side themselves, they will never find it” (emphasis added).

What went wrong with subsequent Christianity? Accord-

ing to Dr. Romney it was that:

“The large body of Christ-followers failed to realize
their own Christhood…”

Was Jesus indifferent to being called the Christ — the

anointed of God — as Romney implies? He clearly

demonstrated otherwise:

“And when he [Jesus] was come nigh, even now at the
descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the
disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice
for all the mighty works they had seen; 

Saying, blessed be the king [the Messiah] that cometh
in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the
highest.
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude
said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if
these should hold their peace, the stones would immediate-
ly cry out” (Luke 19:37-40, emphasis added).

[See also John 5:17-18, 8:24, 8:58, 10:30-33; Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 9:6, 43:10-11]

According to Dr. Romney, Jesus came to establish a

“world religion that would embrace every soul and synthesize

every creed.” Although Jesus said “It is finished,” on the

cross, Dr. Romney says, “his work will not be consummated

until he has done just that [establish a world religion syn-

thesizing every creed].”

In fact, Romney says that Jesus never meant he was “the

Way”:

(Reading again from Journey to Inner Space: Finding God-in-Us)

“Each of us must find our own way to the Way, and we
would do well to take the hand of the Way-Shower as we
go, for he shows us God as no one else ever has. But let us
not get lost or overwhelmed by any human forms or for-
mulas that seek to represent the Way. Some of these forms
are little more than Jesus cults, stopping short of the Way
by worshiping the Way-Shower and dealing almost totally
with the miraculous of his life rather than the ethical and
the mystical. Let us remember that Jesus came to show us
God, to help us share in God’s life, and to inspire us to seek
the kingdom of God above all else. He resisted all attempts
to worship or deify him. Although he did say, ‘I am the
way,’ he meant that he was the Way-Shower to God. He
was not God and never claimed to be.”

In his delusion, Romney claims that Jesus was “essentially

a mystic, a person who explored the deeper recesses of his

inner being, found the fountainhead of his own spirit, and

thus knew himself to be the son of God.” And Romney says

that we can be Christs ourselves!

…the past several years have been characterized

by a barrage of “pop” psychologies and mind control courses.

Mind control was to be an essential component of prepara-

tion for the New World Order and the New Age Christ.

The occult principle behind this is labeled “The Law of

Rebirth.” It is not the same as what Jesus called being “born

again.” In being born again, one is reconciled to God by

receiving the spirit of Jesus Christ into his heart. His

dependence is other directed — i.e. on Christ.

In rebirthing, by contrast, one is conditioned to believe

that all wisdom is contained within oneself. Like ancient

yogis and mystics, modern New Agers look inward — to the

center of themselves — to receive “wisdom” and knowledge.

Scripturally, however, it is clear that wisdom does not

come from within:

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately
wicked: who can know it?”
(Jeremiah 17:9, KJV).

…The Bible consists of 66 books that do not contradict each

other. The reason for this is that the Holy Spirit is consistent.

Although they seem to come from diverse sources and are

found in every culture upon earth, occult doctrines also have

a remarkable consistency. In his Catechism on Modernism,

Pope Pius X remarkably summarized the true unity of such

teachings lurking behind a facade of apparent widely

scattered sources and disconnected cultures:

“Since the Modernists employ a very clever artifice,
namely, to present their doctrines without order and
systematic arrangement into one whole, scattered and dis-
jointed one from another, so as to appear to be in doubt
and uncertainty, while they are in reality firm and stead-
fast, it will be of advantage to bring their teachings
together here into one group and to point out the connec-
tion between them…”

The teachings of occultism diametrically oppose those

found in the Bible. The Bible teaches that each person must

die once and then the judgment. Occultism teaches that

each of us must live and die many times and then — maybe

— Nirvana. The Bible teaches that Jesus made a perfect

sacrifice once for all. The occultists teach that we must all

make atonement under the inexorable Law of Karma. The

Bible says that Jesus is the Light of the World. The occultists

say that light comes from our own “higher selves.” The Bible

says that Jesus is the only Christ. Occultists say there have

been many Christs.

…By first dabbling in that forbidden by the Lord and then

failing to test the Spirits, many, even including caring,

personable clergymen such as Dr. Romney, have been seduced

into unintentional worship of demons. And the demons are still

presenting themselves packaged as a snake. By taking the

forbidden fruits of occultism, the would-be initiate — even

clergymen initiates such as Dr. Romney — raise the fires of the

Serpent fire Kundalini up from the base of the spine and

through what they call the seven chakras (nerve centers).

Dr. Romney openly discusses this process:

(Reading again from Journey to Inner Space: Finding God-in-Us)

“There is much I have not covered concerning the
meditation experience. I have not talked about the seven
nerve centers (chakras) and the corresponding colors of
these centers. Nor have I discussed the forces within our
cerebrospinal system known as the kundalini shakti, a
mysterious fire of love that rises up within us through
daily, sincere periods of meditation and which transports us
into a new land of expanded consciousness.” 

To reach this state of expanded consciousness. Dr.

Romney says he faces the east:

“I always sit in the same chair if possible, which faces
east. Facing east while praying is an ancient practice which
draws a symbolism between the rising sun and the dawn-
ing of divine light in one’s consciousness. In the opinion of
some this also offers exposure to greater forms of cosmic
energy.”

The Lord showed his prophet Ezekiel that similar practices were

being committed by the Israelites and the House of Judah:

“Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of
man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater
abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s
house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord,
between the porch and the altar, were about five and

twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord,
and their faces toward the east; and they worshiped the
sun toward the east” (Ezekiel 8:15-16).

…When I spoke with Dr. Romney, he was not reticent

about admitting he considered his book to be an example of

“New Age” writing. His book actually alludes to this coming

“New Age”:

(Reading again from Journey to Inner Space: Finding God-in-Us, Romney, Dr. Rodney)

“Most students of the spiritual realm agree that we are
entering today into a New Age of Light on this planet. This
light is beginning to expose and correct malfunctions in the
created order. The result of this may be a temporary increase

of distress and disease. Individuals who have been
dwelling in darkness will manifest hostile and criminal
reactions as the light increases. There will even be similar
disturbances in the elements of nature in the form of storms,
droughts, earthquakes, and other destructive activities.

Humanity as a whole may react to these upheavals
with feelings of despair and gloom, fearing that the world is
coming to an end, as limited thought forms erroneously
predicted long ago. But this is not an age to fear, it is one
in which to rejoice. As the light purges and purifies the
darkness, we feel the death rattle of an old age and the
birth pangs of a new one in which the highest aspirations
and possibilities of creation will rise to the fore”.

Dr. Romney’s next paragraph is chillingly reminiscent of

Alice Bailey’s instructions to New Age disciples on how to

“hold the light”.

“Those who understand the principle of light, who
know how to project it into a condition and hold it there,
and who understand that this light comes from God and
God’s invisible workers who are on this earth, will
discover that they are able to change conditions in positive
ways and usher in the age of abiding peace on earth.” 

[See Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. I, by Alice A. Bailey. Page 298 gives a

discussion of techniques for “holding the mind steady in the light.” It is an occult

technique for invoking the Luciferic energies.]

According to the Bible, Jesus is the Light of the World.

Dr. Romney sees this a little differently. He says that “Jesus

delivered the Christ-light of the cosmos to the planet earth

and to each of us individually.”

This is clearly part of the ultimate delusion referred to by

Daniel: “such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he

corrupt with flatteries…” [Daniel 11:32] That flattery most likely

is the occult teaching that man himself can be as a god.

[Genesis 3:1-5]

 

Giants in the Bible: No Extraterrestrials from Planet X? No Ancient Aliens?

Could the term ‘Giants’, or ‘Nephilim’, in the Book of Genesis be referring to powerful men – not extraterrestrial beings?
Could it be that the destruction of ancient Atlantis was simply the same event as the Biblical flood?

• Could the term ‘Giants’, or ‘Nephilim’, in the Book of Genesis be referring to powerful men – not extraterrestrial beings?

• Could it be that the destruction of ancient Atlantis was simply the same event as the Biblical flood?

“Dr. Alfred Rarewinkle in his book entitled “The Flood”, published in 1952, says that Jesus prophesied an end-of-the-age world of atheist humanists. Listen carefully.


In Matthew, Chapter 24, Verse 37, Christ tells his disciples that the last days will be as it was in the days of Noah. Rarewinkle says that,


“The generation before the Flood was not a pagan or idolatrous race.”


He says they were “godless”. Godless!


Rarewinkle points to archeological evidence which supports scripture and his thesis, quoting Sir Charles Leonard Wooley, a British archeologist who has noted,


“In no single grave has there been any figure of a god, any symbol or ornament that strikes one as being of a religious nature.”


The Old Testament offers further insight into the atheistic, amoral humanism of the Beast and his antediluvian precursors, known as “the Atlantians”. Genesis, Chapter 6, Verse 4, informs us what antediluvian humanity was like. [Genesis 6:4]


“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”


Rarewinkle unravels the enigmas of this passage from Genesis and applies it to the atheistic humanists of our day and world.


“The Hebrew word ‘nephilim’ means more than what we understand by the term ‘giant’. It means ‘those that fall upon others, brigands, thugs, tyrants’.


“These ‘nephilim’ were famous in that world. They had made a great name for themselves through their acts of violence, lawlessness, and corruption. They were known by all and their statues were probably found in the antediluvian shrines of honor.


“There are ‘nephilim’–or ‘giants’–in the world today. They are the men who rule this world. They hold their councils in secret. They dispose of countries and millions of human beings as so many figures on a chess board. They confiscate property that does not belong to them, and condemn millions of innocent people to a horrible death of misery and starvation. They blot out whole cities of men, women, and children, with hell-borne missiles of death; but they are applauded as great men and renowned, and their portraits and statues are given a place of honor in the halls of fame in our world today.”


Rarewinkle suggests that the ‘sons of God’ were not supernational beings, but powerful men who considered themselves as gods–exactly as it was stated in the Garden of Eden: a humanistic philosophy which follows atheism.


Likewise, we see that Daniel’s Beast is atheistic because he regards no god. The Beast reveals his humanist face when he declares himself as god.

-From Scarlet and the Beast by John Daniel

Make no mistake. I am not quoting this author to convince you either way about the Nephilim subject. This is only meant to get you thinking.

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on it.