I’m going to cover a few things that jumped out to me regarding the draft which directly connect to what we have been reviewing. The second half will be a deeper look at drawing out the Biblical relationship to these names with the understanding The Most High foreknew every name and the order in which each person would be drafted. If you are lost there will be links where you can take a detour to establish a better foundation before proceeding. It was my intention to unwind and watch the NFL draft, an ambitious undertaking for one who has found diversion increasingly illusive.
None of what is covered here should be seen as moral claims about individuals. These are shadows of a larger reality, the sovereignty of God and the associations with individuals is strictly connected to the meanings of their names, historical connection with cities and symbolism. This will be a long post. We will be covering a lot of ground and my hope is that you go over this more than once.
Words, numbers and symbols have meanings regardless of the intent of their purveyors. A skeptic will believe this to be ethereal nonsense, but I say taking everything at face value is inviting a reality of nonsense. When the Lord rebuked Aaron and Miriam He said He speaks to all His prophets in dreams, riddles and dark language. Moses got the direct treatment because of his meekness. Jesus spoke in parables because “though seeing, they see not”. A beautiful aspect of our relationship with The Creator, Who holds the answers to all mysteries and calls it His glory to conceal.
Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house. With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the Lord. Numbers 12:7-8
Childlike faith, the nature of children is they ask questions. Curiousity is a trait all children share. When God says in Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and show you deep and hidden things you did not know”, He didn’t include caveats such as…”only when you have been perfect in all your thoughts for a 24 hour period” or “only if you have gone to seminary”.
We have built walls between what we believe is spiritual and what is secular. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, and this includes the NFL draft. The dance between the Creator and those created in His image is one of wonder and awe when we see His providence manifest in ways no human mind comprehend. We mustn’t allow our limitations to understand all the pieces to close ourselves off from this Father and son intimacy.
All throughout scripture God is praised as being the One who reveals deep and hidden things. It is a characteristic of Who He is and an aspect of His glory. We largely ignore this because we have accepted the bogus narrative that only certain Church leaders can hear from God. It is not because He isn’t speaking but it is because we place limitations on how we think He speaks.
If you want the audible communication then you better be as meek as Moses. He most definitely is speaking in concealed language, riddles, mysteries, metaphors and dreams. Avenues of communication that require us to slow down, dig and meditate. If you believe God is who He says He is, One who reveals mysteries and gives wisdom and revelation, you should expect answers.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord. James 1:5-7
He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deep darkness into light. Job 12:22
It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. Daniel 2:22
Only one other time since the NFL had 32 teams has there only been 31 (13) picks in the first round. This was because of the New England Patriots “deflategate” scandal. The fact the Patriots were the team responsible for the 31 (13) should not be overlooked. I will include some brief overviews from the previous stuff we have covered along the way.
Unquestionably, many bizarre happenings took place at this year’s draft. During the 13 day Baal festival which kicked off with the dedication of gateway in London, followed by the death of Prince. Surely the events in the draft have no relation. Everything is in a separate compartment, this is sports after all.
Sbnation.com wrote a piece titled “The weirdest 1st round in the history of the NFL Draft”.
The days of Noah is marked by rainbows and the forbidden fruit. The building of walls and tearing down of others.
Eli Apple Joins Eli In The Big Apple
Eli Apple goes to The Big Apple where Eli Manning is quarterback. Eli Apple wore #13 in college entering the draft. He was born in Philadelphia and attended college at Ohio State (Columbus). He was ranked as high as #11 nationally coming out of high school and chose #22 for his New York Giants jersey. Philadelphia – Columbus – New York. (Miss Colombia dethroned, Columbus statehouse black lives matter suicide, Columbus circle protests to Trump Tower).
6 years, 3 months, 13 days before Eli #13 was drafted the Book of Eli was released. An apocalyptic movie about a blind man who had the Bible memorized. Let those who can see not be blind to these deeper truths.
The Goddess Lady Columbia was a symbol of America until it was later replaced by Lady Liberty. In 2017, there is an eclipse which will slice through the entire United States beginning just below the Columbia River in the west and ending shortly after it crosses over Columbia, SC. The eclipse will move through the entire country, a couple hundred miles wide and will divide the land in half with a line of darkness. This takes place 33 days before the Revelation 12 sign. We will cover this more in depth in a later post but for now it is helpful to see the association with Columbia.
If Philadelphia represents the birth of America, Columbia represents the idolatry (Columbus capital city of state with Cleveland and the Golden CAV) and New York represents the pinnacle of American greatness. The seat of economic power, the home to 9/11, the One World Trade Center, and the United Nations.
From Philadelphia, to Columbus (Columbia) to The Big Apple. The Declaration of Independence is signed in Philadelphia. The world government meets in New York. Between the two we have idolatry. To the church of Philadelphia “I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.” Revelation 3:11 – Miss Colombia had her crown taken 130 days before #13 Eli Apple was drafted by The Big Apple.
Connected to Eli, we see the first mention of the trident (three pronged fork). Eli’s wicked sons desecrated the sacrifice. The number Eli wears at Columbus (Ohio State) is the same number in scripture for rebellion. Born in Philadelphia, the same city America was born in rebellion/revolution. The last name apple, symbolic of the forbidden fruit and the tech company that has poured gasoline on the human ego. 11 is chaos, disorder and judgment in scripture directly, his national rank and NFL number follow the natural order of things after rebellion takes hold.
In Eli #13 we see the connection to the symbol for the first act of rebellion in the garden. The connection to Eli’s wicked sons and the trident. The connection to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the country conceived in revolution.
A few things on the trident. We see the trident on Ukraine’s coat of arms, around the same time we saw the issue with Russia the Malaysian Airlines flight disappeared also with a trident as its symbol. Most know the Shiva statue that sits outside of CERN, the primary weapon of Shiva is a trident. Finally, the symbol for Maserati is a trident and many recall the bizarre Super Bowl commercial.
They have always been here…
There were giants, like the New York Giants?
Laremy Tunsil And The Gas Mask Marijuana Fiasco
Laremy Tunsil had a video released on his hacked twitter account during the opening picks of the draft where he is smoking weed wearing a gas mask. Admittedly this video caused multiple teams to pass on selecting him. One such team that stated this as their primary reason was the Baltimore Ravens. The drop in his draft stock is said to have cost him $7 million dollars. He was eventually drafted by Miami with the #13 overall pick. sportingnews.com
It should come as no surprise that Tunsil attended Columbia High School.
Columbia/Columbus = America
#13 = rebellion
#44 Drafted to San Francisco Went To Same High School As 44th President
Deforest Buckner attended the same high school as Barack Obama the 44th President, drafted by San Francisco and wears #44. The name of the high school in Hawaii is Panahou. This school consists of 44 buildings in total. The total number of state championships won by Panahou across all sports in its history is 440. (If you are new to this #44 stuff please read the Antonin Scalia post). Buckner’s first and last season at Oregon he played in 13 games. His sophomore year he had 13 solo tackles and his junior year he had 13 tackles for loss. Buckner stands at 6’7 (13).
Here is the 44th President with Columbus #44 and The Big Apple #44
About 5000 faculty, students, and staff work in 44 buildings on 76 (13) acres. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punahou_School
He is 300lbs which connects to days between gay marriage and Prince’s death. The length of the ark is 300 cubits, day of Noah.
So the only guy drafted this year who happened to attend the same high school as the 44th President, happens to go to San Francisco, happens to wear #44 and the high school happens to have 44 buildings on campus and 440 total state championships across 22 sports.
Now is a good time to look at some previously covered material that directly connects.
We are well beyond the realm of coincidence here and I am not the only one who speaking about this number. I believe the often overlooked significance of #44 is Abraham’s grandfather Nahor who was 44 generations from Christ. The only mention of 119 in scripture is connected to his age. He is also the grandson of Reu who is the son of Peleg. The only mentions in scripture of 239 related to their age. In America’s 239th year I believe it is important to pay attention.
Peleg was given this name because it means “divided” as in those days the earth was divided. This is chapter 10 of Genesis. Genesis 11:1-9 (119/911) is the tower of Babel, the first attempt to unify under a global government. Genesis 11:19 (119/911) mentions the birth of Reu, the other who lives to 239.
I only mention this for those who have not read about the 911 drop in Dow, in its first week of trading in its 119th year, 119 days after 9/11 when the UN passed a resolution to raise the Palestinian flag with 119 votes. Following this we saw the Mecca crane collapse killing 111. It should be noted that on the eve of 9/11 a double rainbow appeared over the One World Trade Center. It is not a coincidence that Genesis 9:11 states “I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” The rainbow and Babel are Genesis 11:9 and Genesis 9:11 connecting us to 911 and 119.
Here is the incomplete list of 44’s connected to current events
- Obama is 44th President
- Israel and Judah had 44 Kings when you count nonconsecutive reigns the same way you would US President (President Cleveland).
- Scalia died the 44th day of the year
- Born 1936 which is 44 x 44
- Left Supreme Court with a 4-4 split
- Died on first day of Lupercalia (Scalia) the pagan celebration that added its 3rd college in 44 BC
- The address where Scalia died is PO Box 44
- He died 440 miles from San Antonio (Antonin)
- He was the 44th justice appointed after the 1st in the 20th century
- Exactly 44 years, 44 months, 44 weeks and 44 days before his death was 18 (666) days after Jerusalem was captured for the 44th time in world history.
- The Super Bowl was played in “San Francisco” exactly 44 miles from the Transamerica building. (Remember, “Fundamentally transform America”).
- San Francisco is named after St. Francis of Assisi who died at age 44
- Pope Francis chose his name after St. Francis and was born in 1936 – 44×44
- San Bernardino shooting took place at Inland Regional Medical Center in its 44th year
- 44 + 44 + 44 days prior to the San Francisco Super Bowl, Pope Francis departed from the Church of Philadelphia to return to Rome.
- In a bizarre moment at the UN, Israeli Prime Minister gave a stare down for precisely 44 seconds.
- Within 4 days of the Super Bowl 4 sheriffs were shot in different cities around the US. Peyton Manning’s nickname is “The Sheriff”.
- 3 days before Super Bowl 50 in Golden Gate/San Francisco, Obama the 44th President receives his Golden State #44 jersey.
- Super Bowl played 44 days from Christmas and rare full moon (8 times in America’s history).
- 44 days from Super Bowl was 3/22 Brussels, 11 days after Scalia’s birthday 3/11. Scalia’s death on 2/13 in leap years is 322 days from the end of the year.
- 44 days before the Super Bowl was 11/11
- 44 days before 11/11 was 9/28. The final blood moon which was a Super Moon over Jerusalem.
- Garret Swasey the officer shot at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, died 11 days after his 44th birthday. He had children named Faith and Elijah.
- Ingrid Williams, wife of Oklahoma City Assistant Coach Monte Williams dies in car accident at age 44 leaving behind children named Faith and Elijah.
Faith like Elijah. You may recall last year’s Baltimore riots was in the neighborhood of the only person in Congress named Elijah. Both Faith and Elijah’s are connected with a parent who died tragically at 44.
First European To Be Drafted
The first ever NFL player directly drafted from Europe was Mortiz Boehringer from Germany in the 6th round with the 180th pick. He went to my Minnesota Vikings and began playing football just a few years ago after seeing Adrian Peterson on youtube. In one of the most bizarre draft day events NFL Network commentator Mike Mayock asked the Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on live television to call him. Zimmer did and Mayock pleaded on behalf of Boehringer. Minutes later the Vikings select the player from Germany whose former team is the Unicorns. The last person drafted in the first round was named Germain, Boehringer was 149 picks later.
From the team with 1 horn to the team with 2.
Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. Revelation 13:11
The Vikings made 3 of the 33 trades that took place during the draft and selected one of the 33 overall wide receivers taken, but the first ever from the land of 3rd Reich.
He was drafted 27(9),999 days from the beginning of WW2 and 2 days before the anniversary of Hitler’s supposed death. 6th round, 180th (666) pick. Hitler was a foreshadowing of the beast of revelation. As holocaust brought devastation to the Jewish people, the nation of Israel was born from it fulfilling prophecy. The second attack upon Israel will be a global effort referred to as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. The result of this period will be the second coming of Jesus and the Jewish people will be embrace their Messiah.
And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Daniel 8:5
God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. Numbers 23:22
The unicorn is connected to God’s deliverance of Israel as well as the beast of Revelation. Unicorns are associated with rainbows, again connecting us to the days of Noah. Another relevant characteristic of unicorns is they are not believed to exist. A fantasy, a shadow in the imagination like much of the greater reality we know to exist but does not register in our physical senses. Talk about the beast of Revelation and for many, you might as well be talking about unicorns.
From the team of rainbows to the team of purple, in the state where the man of Purple rain died last week. An email I just received from a reader pointed out that purple comes about from the running together or bleeding out of the colors of red and blue. Prince and his obsession with doves further connects us to the days of Noah.
A little bit about the town in Germany where Boehringer played on the Unicorns.
In 1934, Hall was officially named Schwäbisch Hall. During the Third Reich a Luftwaffe air base was built at Hessental. During Kristallnacht on 9 November 1938, local Nazis burned the synagogue in Steinbach and devastated shops and houses of Jewish citizens. Approximately 40 Jewish citizens of Schwäbisch Hall fell victim to the Holocaust in extermination camps in Eastern Europe. In 1944 a concentration camp was established next to the train station Hall-Hessental. wiki
A concentration was established in 1944 and Nazi’s burned the synagogue on 11/9/1938. We see another 911 as referenced above as well as 44.
On Wikipedia, under economy only one specific company is mentioned. Founded in 1944. “One notable company is Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG, a housing credit company, founded in 1944.”
And this happened the day after Boehringer was drafted in Minneapolis. It is known as “In the Heart of the Beast” Mayday Parade. MAYDAY MAYDAY, to conclude the 13 day occult festival Blood Sacrifice to the Beast (April 19 – May 1)
Purple with horns eating people. No idea what this is all about but I came across it on my news feed an hour after this post.
A special thanks to Sabine from Forthtell for helping with the etymologies. She is a very high processing researcher with amazing insights. Two people finding the names helps to serve as confirmation that the meanings are accurate. There were two names where the etymology was spotty and the only source was urban dictionary. For that reason I have chosen to leave them out entirely. They will be listed but you will notice there is no bold text displaying their meaning.
At the end of the list of names you will see the entire text a verbatim transcription of the bold words in the list.
If you are skeptical of this process I encourage you to scrutinize each name to determine if I am making crazy conjecture or fleshing out the deeper meaning. You will notice how the meanings of the names directly coincide with scripture. I believe any intellectually honest person has to conclude either I am making the entire thing up or the God who has our hairs numbered foreknew the draft order and names just as He knew Sabine and I would be compelled to look into this. Either this is all just crazy coincidence and the ramblings of crazy people or God’s Word has applications far beyond the realm of human intellect. Either I am really good at extrapolating meaning out of the meaningless or everything has meaning.
Believe me, I am not that good. This is attention to detail with the understanding that the Bible has limitless applications none of which conflict with its primary.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
1. Los Angeles Rams (from Titans): Jared Goff, QB, California: Jared – “he who descended”, Goff – The German Goff means a godly person, a strong warrior, or a priest. The Warrior Priest descended.
The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. Exodus 15:3
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. Hebrews 4:14
Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:16
2. Philadelphia Eagles (from Browns): Carson Wentz , QB, North Dakota State : Carson – son of Car. Carr is a common surname in northern England, deriving from the Old Norse kjarr, meaning a swamp. Kerr is a Scottish variant. Carr is also a common surname in Ireland, where it often derives from the nickname, gearr, meaning short (of height). Irish, and it is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic “O’Carra”, descendant of Carra, a byname meaning “spear”. Wentz – As a German name Wentz (or Wenz) is a short form of Werner. It may also be from the Old Czech name Venceslav with the two elements “more” and “glory”. Werner = Defending warrior. The Defender lowered (short/shortened) Himself so many may be glorified.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:2
But emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:7-8
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. John 17:1-5
3. San Diego Chargers: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State – Joey, Joseph – May Jehovah add/give increase, Bosa – The name means ‘Bosa’s clearing or glade’, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name ‘Bosa’, adopted from the Germanic given name ‘Boso’, derived from an element meaning ‘audacious, daring’, with ‘leah’, clearing, glade, thin wood. Jehovah gives increase and makes straight the path, clearing the way.
So then neither is he that planted anything, neither he that watered; but God that giveth the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:7
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6
A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3
For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, “THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!'” Matthew 3:3
4. Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State – Ezekiel – God strengthens. Elliott – The Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, meaning Jehovah is God. The Most High strengthens, Jehovah the provider is God.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh (The Lord provides): as it is said to this day, in the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. Genesis 22:13-14
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey, CB/S, Florida State – Jalen – a combination of those of his father James and maternal Uncle Leonard (Jalen Rose). James – Jacob – supplanter – Leonard – “lion strength”, “lion-strong”, or “lion-hearted”. Ramsey – Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. Jacob wrestled with God and was blessed by the heart of Lion though he was wild and brought to a low lying land for a time.
Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:26-28
Jacob was humbled by Laban, the nation of Israel has been humbled and brought to low lands through history as well. All throughout the periods in low lands, both Jacob the individual and Jacob the nation of Israel had God with them.
6. Baltimore Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame – Ronnie – Ronald – Mighty counselor/ruler. Stanley – From a surname meaning “stone clearing”. The cornerstone was laid and made clear the path, the Mighty Counselor who will rule all nations.
Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, Ephesians 2:20
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; Psalm 118:22
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations. Psalm 22:28
She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne. Revelation 12:5
7. San Francisco 49ers: DeForest Buckner, DT, Oregon – DeForest – “from the forest” – Buckner – Buchner – German: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, a variant of Buch + the suffix -(n)er denoting an inhabitant. Old English boc “book, writing, written document,” traditionally from Proto-Germanic *bokiz “beech” (cognates: German Buch “book” Buche “beech;” see beech), the notion being of beechwood tablets on which runes were inscribed, but it may be from the tree itself (people still carve initials in them). The Old English word originally meant any written document. Latin and Sanskrit also have words for “writing” that are based on tree names. For it is written, “let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for He comes to judge the earth.” (1 Chronicles 16:33). For the impenetrable forest has come down. (Zech 11:2).
8. Tennessee Titans (from Dolphins, Eagles/Browns): Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State – Jack – a medieval diminutive of JOHN. It is often regarded as an independent name. During the Middle Ages it was very common, and it became a slang word meaning “man”. John – Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor. Conklin – variant of Coughlin Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cochláin (or Ó Cochláin) ‘son (or descendant) of Cochlán’, a byname derived from cochal ‘cloak’, ‘hood’. The Mac form is found chiefly in County Offaly; the Ó form in County Cork. That which is hidden will be seen by all, Jehovah has been gracious and shown favor.
For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 8:17
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. Exodus 33:19
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God. 1 Corinthians 4:5
9. Chicago Bears (from Buccaneers): Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia – Leonard – “lion strength”, “lion-strong”, or “lion-hearted”. Floyd – “gray, gray-haired”. Gray hair is connected with aging. The lustful passions of youth often cause people to forget their Creator in the days of their youth. Old age, when one settles down and hopefully begins to take stock of their lives and develop a healthy fear of the Lord. One realizes their own frailty and that time passes quickly, we must all answer for our brief time in life. The gray hair of one who reaches old age, should understand their own limitations and vulnerability. We so badly are seeking for ways to prolong life and reverse aging but the Bible tells us gray hair is a crown of splendor. Aging in the physical is natural and not something to be shunned. The lion hearted is marked by bravery and a warrior spirit. As one ages and testosterone decreases the lion becomes tame but this in the physical. The Lion of Judah the King of Glory wears the crown and those who choose the way of righteousness will reign with Him.
In the NFL draft we see the lion hearted, youthful warriors of our day. Often riddled with a feeling of invincibility and arrogance, shortsighted in seeing their days as a professional are numbered. Pride and youthful passions derail many in pro sports shortening both their length in the league as well as their lives. The average life expectancy is 53-59 depending on position, about 20 years below the national average. I’m not making a moral statement about NFL players but fleshing out these meanings. We have Lion of Judah, the lion heart of youth and vigor, the warrior mentality and invincibility. We have old age, wisdom acquired through a long life with the understanding that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Fear God, have wisdom, grow old and have the crown of splendor that is gray hair. The one who fears God is lion hearted and is wise. Those who truly fear God are not only wise but they have no fear of man.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
Wisdom is with aged men, with long life is understanding. Job 12:12
I thought age should speak, and increased years should teach wisdom. Job 32:7
Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity. 1 Timothy 5:1-2
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31
And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart. 2 Samuel 17:10
And one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5
10. New York Giants: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State – Eli – High, ascended, or ‘my God’. Apple – The apple tree (Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. Fruit, apple computers Eli Apple drafted by New York or The Big Apple. Man wanted to ascend to on high and tasted of the forbidden fruit.
For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:5-6
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Bears): Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida – Vernon – derived from the Gaul word vern for Alder tree (also springlike, flourishing, or full of life) and a Gaulish-latin suffix indicating a location. Thus Vernon is a “place of alders”. Hargreaves – Hargreave” recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as “Haregrave” and “Haragraua” respectively. The meaning can be derived from either the Olde English pre 7th century “har”, meaning grey or “hara”, meaning “hare”, plus the element “graf”, grove, or “groefe” meaning a thicket. Old English hara “hare,” from West Germanic *hasan- (cognates: Old Frisian hasa, Middle Dutch haese, Dutch haas, Old High German haso, German Hase), of uncertain origin; possibly the original sense was “gray” (compare Old English hasu, Old High German hasan “gray”), from PIE *kas- “gray” (cognates: Latin canus “white, gray, gray-haired”). Greave – metal armor to protect the front of the leg below the knee,” c. 1300, from Old French greve “shin, armor for the leg” (12c.), of unknown origin. [Klein suggests it ultimately is from Egyptian Arabic gaurab “stocking, apparel for the leg.
Essentially a shin guard. Refrence Ephesians 6 – Κνημιδες, Greaves or brazen boots, which covered the shin or front of the leg; a kind of solea was often used, which covered the sole, and laced about the instep, and prevented the foot from being wounded by rugged ways, thorns, stones, etc. with “greaves” that were fitted to the legs, and designed to defond them from any danger. These “greaves,” or boots 1 Samuel 17:6, were made of brass, and were in almost universal use among the Greeks and Romans. http://biblehub.com/nasb/ephesians/6-15.htm
You being fertile ground for the gospel, as a tree producing much fruit, full of life and flourishing. Shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Ephesians 6:15
12. New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville – Sheldon – “valley with steep sides”. Rankins, Randolph + diminutive “kin”. A Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim’ (of a shield), ‘shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Kin – Old English cynn “family; race; kind, sort, rank; nature” (also “gender, sex,” a sense obsolete since Middle English), from Proto-Germanic *kunjam “family” (source also of Old Frisian kenn, Old Saxon kunni “kin, kind, race, tribe. The shield of faith will be your protection from the wolves as you walk through the deep valley.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. John 10:12
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; Acts 20:29
Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Luke 10:3
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.” Genesis 15:1
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity. Proverbs 2:7
But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. Psalm 3:3
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16
13. Miami Dolphins (from Eagles): Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss – Laremy – Laramie – The name Laramie is of French origin meaning of Laramie is “tears of love”. Tunsil – Tunstall – Old English tun-st(e)all ‘site of a farm’. Tun – “large cask,” especially one for wine, ale, or beer, Old English tunne “tun, cask, barrel,” a general North Sea Germanic word. Sil – Old English syll “beam, threshold, large timber serving as a foundation of a wall,” from Proto-Germanic *suljo (cognates: Old Norse svill, Swedish syll, Danish syld “framework of a building. Laramie was where Matthew Shepherd, the gay college student was murdered. We have love, tears, large containers for drinks and foundation and or wall. When the foundations are destroyed and the walls come down, some shed tears of love and others turn to dissipation.
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3
My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God. Job 16:20
The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. Genesis 6:5
For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark. Matthew 24: 37-38
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18
Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. Luke 21:34-35
14. Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia – Karl – Carl – variant of Charles meaning “free man”. Joseph – May Jehovah add/give increase. May the free man trust in the Lord for increase. The free man is one who has received the good news and walks in faith. One who no longer is held captive by this world but has been set free from the yoke of bondage.
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD. Luke 4:18-19
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners. Isaiah 61:1
“Increase” not only applies to material possessions but also to knowledge, wisdom and faith.
But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase. Daniel 12:4
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” Luke 17:5
So that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Colossians 1:10
The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, and the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 29:19
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:10
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. Proverbs 3:9-10
15. Cleveland Browns (from Titans via Rams): Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor – Corey – Ravine, Seething pool, Cauldron” in Scots Gaelic, “Hollow” in Irish Gaelic, “Chosen” in Old English, “Horn” in French, translated from the word “cornell”, or derived from the French word for “Heart.” Coleman – The English surname is an occupational name denoting a burner of charcoal, or possibly a servant of a person named Cole. Think Isengaard from Lord of The Rings. One who is a servant covered in charcoal working in the deep ravine over the burning cauldron. Or the Sleepy Hollow. A hollow heart who has chosen the way of the horned one. Workers of iniquity, who hide in the dark ravines and serve their hollow hearts will be cast into the fire. Children of the day walk in the light. They are not involved in secret societies or hiding parts of their lives. As Peter was rebuked by Paul for acting as hypocrite. One thing to Gentiles and another in front of Jews.
This is the second death, the lake of fire. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:14-15
Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. “In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. “ And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’ Luke 16:22-24
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, Hebrews 9:27
The above name refers to servants of the enemy, who hide in dark recesses and have chosen to follow after their own lusts.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. Romans 1:18-25
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. John 10:27-29
16. Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State – Taylor – derived from the Late Latin taliator, from taliare (“to cut”). Decker – “roofer” German occupational name. A roof is a protective covering but also an obstacle. One might cut the roof to infiltrate, to rescue or to create. Cutting in scripture is reference in the promise of never again to cut off with a flood as well as people who were cut off from people for sin. Idol images are cut down, nations are cut down and people who despise the word of the Lord are cut off. Cutting was part of circumcision in removing the foreskin and when one embraces the truth their heart is circumcised. We see two clear meanings both for roof and cutting in scripture. Those whose hearts are circumcised will not be cut off and dwell under a protective covering. Those who despise the word of the Lord will be cut off and forsake their covering.
But because of the crowd, they could not get him to Jesus. So they made a hole in the roof above him and let the man down in front of everyone. Mark 2:4
But the centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. Matthew 8:8
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. Leviticus 26:30
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. Hosea 8:4
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? Romans 11:24
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh. Jeremiah 9:25
In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ. Colossians 2:11
17. Atlanta Falcons: Keanu Neal, S, Florida – Keanu – “the cool breeze” from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and anu “coolness”. Neal – is a surname and a masculine given name of Gaelic origin. The name is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Niall which is of disputed derivation. The Gaelic name may be derived from words meaning “cloud”, “passionate”, or “champion”. A breeze is invisible but you can feel its effect. The wind blows whatever direction it pleases, you cannot catch or determine the direction it goes. You can attempt to block it or shield yourself from it, but if it blows strong enough no amount of obstacle can resist it. The Spirit produces the passionate champion in faith. Forget any victory in the Christian life apart from the Spirit.
Then there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. Finally, there was a gentle breeze, and when Elijah heard it, he covered his face with his coat. He went out and stood at the entrance to the cave. The Lord asked, Elijah, why are you here? 1 Kings 19: 12-13
The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:5
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11
18. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama – Ryan – The English Ryan originates from the surname Ryan, which is an Anglicised form of the Irish Ó Riain. The Irish Rían/Ryan means “little king”. The Persian Ryan/Rayan/Rayen (Persian pronunciation: [raɪan, raɪen]) meaning “wise”, derives from the Old Persian etymon ray, meaning “reason” and “wisdom”. Kelly – War. Lively. Aggressive. The little kings will rise appearing to have great reason and wisdom but they do not fear the Lord, they will be aggressive and make war with many.
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. Revelation 13:1
These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever. ’Then I desired to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrifying, with its teeth of iron and claws of bronze, and which devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet, and about the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn that came up and before which three of them fell, the horn that had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things, and that seemed greater than its companions. As I looked, this horn made war with the saints and prevailed over them, until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the Most High, and the time came when the saints possessed the kingdom. Daniel 7:17-22
It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. Revelation 13:7
19. Buffalo Bills: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson – Shaq – Shaquille – Pretty; Handsome”. Lawson – Son of Law or Lawrence. Lawrence – From the Roman cognomen Laurentius, which meant “from Laurentum”. Laurentum was a city in ancient Italy, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus “laurel”. Laurel – In common modern idiomatic usage it refers to a victory. The expression “resting on one’s laurels” refers to someone relying entirely on long-past successes for continued fame or recognition, where to “look to one’s laurels” means to be careful of losing rank to competition. Apollo was directly connected to the laurel wreath. The pre-Christian Greeks associated their god Apollo with laurel – that much is historical fact, as this image of Apollo wearing a laurel wreath on a 2nd century BC coin indicates. He will be attractive with the appearance of being lawful. Do not be deceived, he will be lawless, blasphemous, a son of perdition, Apollo.
Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
20. New York Jets: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State – Darron – Great. Lee – Old English leah meaning “clearing”. Great clearing. Clearing = an open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation. For cultivation, to be harvested. The great harvest, currently the great clearing as referenced above in Matthew 3:3 THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT! This made way for the wheat and tares to grow together before the final harvest. So great clearing is the large expanse of cultivated land with wheat and tares growing together. The great clearing in relation to the final harvest has taken place, there is fertile soil, the harvest is plenty and the workers are few. Before a forest can yield crops it must be cleared, the path must be laid before it can be cultivated. A “great clearing” implies a great harvest. Cultivate the land in the great clearing prior to the harvest.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; Matthew 9:37
Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn. Matthew 13:30
And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold. Mark 4:8
While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:10
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him Psalm 125:5-6
And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.” Then He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped. Revelation 14:15-16
Also you shall observe the Feast of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labors from what you sow in the field; also the Feast of the Ingathering at the end of the year when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field. Exodus 23:16
21. Houston Texans (from Washington): Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame – Will – William – Resolute protector; will. Composed of the elements wil “will, desire” and helm “helmet, protection”. Fuller – occupational name for a dresser of cloth. Fuller is a surname referring to someone who treats wool with the process called fulling. Jesus is our Blessed Hope, the helmet of salvation is also hope. Jesus is described as white as wool.
Fulling = Fulling, also known as tucking or walking, is a step in woollen clothmaking which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker. Fulling literally is removing impurities from wool. Put on the helmet of your salvation, your hope keeping your garment spotless.
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. Revelation 1:14
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Revelation 19:7-8
That He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:27
22. Washington (from Texans): Josh Doctson, WR, TCU – Josh – Jehovah is generous. Jehovah saves. Doctson – Doct – doctrine, doctrine – teacher , son – son of. Doctson – son of teacher, son of doctor, son of doctrine. Jehovah is generous and saves through His Son who fulfilled the law, is the Great Physician and teaches all truth.
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Matthew 5:17
This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that you have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him. John 3:2
They that are whole have no need of a physician; but they that are sick. I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” Luke 5:31-32
And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Matthew 10:1
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13
23. Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss – Laquon – Laquan – “the quiet one”. Treadwell – English (chiefly West Midlands): metonymic occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English tred(en) ‘to tread’ + well ‘well’. Fulling (see above) was the process by which newly woven cloth was cleaned and shrunk by the use of heat, water, and pressure (from treading) before finally being stretched and laid out to dry on tenter hooks. Where the origin related to the textile trade, the work of the dresser was to scour and thicken the raw cloth by beating and trampling it in water, hence the term to “tread well”.
Treading is part of the fulling process, more specifically the utilization of pressure. To tread out. Likewise, tread involves walking “tread lightly” or the power to tread on serpents and scorpions. Having the specific connection to pressure we should apply this to distinguish it from fulling. That is, it still consists of cleaning or preparing wool (garments) but there is a pressure. Figuratively speaking, the heat has been turned up, the pressure is on. When we add this to “the quiet one” we see a semblance of “speak softly and carry a big stick”.
In other words, walk in faith, let your words be few but speak in authority. As the pressure is turned up and you are keeping your garment prepared understand you have authority in the face of this pressure but that authority is not established through many words, boasting and yelling. Speak as needed not as you feel in the flesh. Tread well, be wise with your words. As trials arise understand you can tread on serpents and scorpion with the power given you in the Spirit.
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Proverbs 10:19
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. John 12:49
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:8
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:37
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water. James 3:1-12
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Luke 10:19
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4
24. Cincinnati Bengals: William Jackson III, CB, Houston – William – – Resolute protector; will. Composed of the elements wil “will, desire” and helm “helmet, protection”. Jackson – John – God has been gracious; has shown favor. God is gracious and shown favor, He is your protector in times of trouble and a covering for your head.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by. Psalm 57:1
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. Psalm 145:8
25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Artie Burns, CB, Miami – Artie – From the Roman clan name Artorius, meaning noble, courageous. Burns – The surname Burns has several origins. In some cases it derived from the Middle English burn, and originated as a topographic name for an individual who lived by a stream. In other cases the surname is a variant form of the surname Burnhouse, which originated as habitational name, derived from a place name made up of the word elements burn and house. In other cases the surname Burns originated as a nickname meaning “burn house”. In other cases, the surname Burns is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Ó Broin, which means “descendant of Bran”. In some cases the surname Burns is an Americanized form of the Jewish surname Bernstein, which is derived from the German bernstein (“amber”). Burnhouse, sometimes known locally as The Trap from ‘Man Trap’ is a small village or hamlet in North Ayrshire, Parish of Beith, Scotland.
The first time was water the next will be fire. Many houses will burn. Interesting that the nickname for the only place known as Burnhouse, is “Man Trap”. What a trap, when man places their hope and faith things that can be here one day and gone the next. The noble and courageous have faith, hope in that which is unseen and do not fall into the traps of man, material possessions that will burn all across the earth that many call home.
Through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:6-7
The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12: 16-21
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
26. Denver Broncos (from Seahawks): Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis – Paxton – peaceful farm or town. Lynch – Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). A mariner or sailor, travels great distances across ocean. The sailor is never tethered to one location, always moving and subjected to the tides and winds. The mariner has a destination in mind, point A to B, the peaceful town is a stationery location. You might be called to leave your peaceful town and traverse the raging seas. Lynch – (of a mob) kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial. We see a contrast between the two names. Paxton – peaceful farm and Lynch – traversing seas which can have raging waves and lynching in the sense of mob violence. The slave trade crossed the seas and many were lynched. Taken together we see a clear connection to “when they say peace and safety sudden destruction” and “people will travel to and fro”. People will travel to and fro seeking a peaceful town when violence and destruction will follow.
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. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4
27. Green Bay Packers: Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA – Kenny – The name is an Anglicised form of two entirely different Gaelic personal names: Cainnech and Cináed. The modern Gaelic form of Cainnech is Coinneach; the name was derived from a byname meaning “handsome”, “comely”. Clark – derived from the Latin clericus meaning “scribe”, “secretary” or a scholar within a religious order, referring to someone who was educated. Clark evolved from “clerk”. We have handsome, comely, physically attractive and scribe, writer, scholar. A scholar in our modern day is one who has the appearance of intelligence. So we are speaking both of outward appearance and human intellect.
We see the connection with Cainnech or Cain again connecting us to the earth. Abel tended the sheep, a spiritual type for the sheep of the Shepherd whereas Cain worked the ground. The earth or ground, Cain’s heart was for that which is seen rather than the Lord. Cain the first murderer, the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. Appealing to the temporal, the wages of sin is death and the spirit of antichrist. The beast of Revelation. Though attractive and intelligent he will be as Cain one who sheds innocent blood.
Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it. Genesis 4:2-7
As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings. He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. Daniel 7:24-25
The Bible does not explicitly state the beast will be physically attractive or intelligent. However, I believe it is sensible to arrive at these conclusions. First, the power and authority that is granted him to subdue world leaders would make it absurd to conclude that he was well versed in worldly knowledge or intellect. For physical appearance, the world has become increasingly obsessed with outward appearance. It would be reasonable to conclude that this man would have an appealing exterior.
28. San Francisco 49ers (from Chiefs): Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford – Joshua – Jehovah is generous. Jehovah saves. Garnett – Middle English origin, derived from the dark red gemstone, which was in turn named for the pomegranate that the garnet crystals resemble. The surname Garnett comes from an Old English occupational surname referring to a seller of hinges. God saves through the blood of the Lamb, dark red is the color of blood. Scarlet is the color of sin but the shed blood of the Lamb is the color that saves.
The fire will test the work of anyone in the kingdom. Some will have wood, hay and stumble devoured by the fire while others will have precious gems. Treasures in heaven and crown of life. Dark red gems, gems produced by embracing the red of the blood that atones to wash white as wool our crimson sin. Jehovah is generous, He saves and those who overcome by the blood of the Lamb will receive the crown of life.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
Unless, when we come into the land, you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you bring your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father’s household to your own home. Joshua 2:18
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8
The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. Revelation 21:19-21
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. 1 Corinthians 3:11-13
29. Arizona Cardinals: Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss – Robert – Famed, bright; shining. Nkemdiche – Left out because urban dictionary was only source.
30. Carolina Panthers: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech – Vernon – derived from the Gaul word vern for Alder tree (also springlike, flourishing, or full of life) and a Gaulish-latin suffix indicating a location. Thus Vernon is a “place of alders”. Butler – an English occupational name that originally denoted a servant in charge of the wine cellar, from the Norman French word butuiller. It eventually came to be used to describe a servant of high responsibility in a noble household, mostly leaving behind its association with the supply of wine. In Ireland, a noble family and dynasty. Jesus’ first miracle was turning water to wine.
In the name Vernon we see flourishing and full of life. Butler, is directly connected to being a servant as well as a wine cellar. Wine is made from treading out grapes and fermentation from a once flourishing, full of life plant. You cannot make instant wine, it takes time but requires the flourishing fruit before the grapes can be treaded out. The winepress precedes new wine, which is preceded by fruit. Wine was not allowed in the inner court or tent of meeting. Intrinsically, wine is neither good nor bad. Symbolically, it is connected judgment and debauchery as well as celebration, marriage and abundance.
The winepress tramples living fruit and wine is made from dead fruit. Don’t get drunk on wine but be filled with the Spirit. We see a reference in Peter specifically connected to the last days and sobriety. Sober certainly includes but not is limited to being intoxicated. Rather, sober also includes a state of readiness or seriousness, not taking each day lightly. One who is sober is not allowing their time to be swallowed by distraction…i.e. binge watching Netflix. Therefore, when we take all the distinct references to butler/servant, wine cellar and full of life we have the following: Faithful servants remain sober so they may flourish, full of life and bearing much fruit.
The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians 5:18
And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins. Mark 2:22
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality. Revelation 17:1-2
Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. Matthew 27:48
Nor shall any of the priests drink wine when they enter the inner court. Ezekiel 44:21
31. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M – Germain – German’ or ‘from Germany’, from the French word, Germain. The English term Germans has historically referred to the German-speaking population of the Holy Roman Empire since the Late Middle Ages. Ifedi – Left out, only etymologies found were urban dictionary.
All Together – Words In Bold From Above Strung Together
This incredibly covers the history of man. From the first rebellion, forbidden fruit to producing much fruit and the crown of life. From man’s rebellion and Jesus taking on the form of man to atone for our sins. I go through each name and have no idea how it will flow until I copy and paste and read it in its entirety. These exercises exalt the limitless reach of God’s providence and attention to every detail. It elevates the precision of every letter in His word. For those with eyes to see I hope this blesses you as it did me.
The Warrior Priest descended, The Defender lowered (short/shortened) Himself so many may be glorified. Jehovah gives increase and makes straight the path, clearing the way. The Most High strengthens, Jehovah the provider is God. Jacob wrestled with God and was blessed by the heart of Lion though he was wild and brought to a low lying land for a time. The cornerstone was laid and made clear the path, the Mighty Counselor who will rule all nations. For it is written, “let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for He comes to judge the earth.” (1 Chronicles 16:33). For the impenetrable forest has come down. (Zech 11:2). That which is hidden will be seen by all, Jehovah has been gracious and shown favor. The one who fears God is lion hearted and wise.
Man wanted to ascend on high and tasted of the forbidden fruit. You being fertile ground for the gospel, as a tree producing much fruit, full of life and flourishing. Shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. The shield of faith will be your protection from the wolves as you walk through the deep valley. When the foundations are destroyed and the walls come down, some shed tears of love and others turn to dissipation.
May the free man trust in the Lord for increase. Workers of iniquity, who hide in the dark ravines and serve their hollow hearts will be cast into the fire. Those whose hearts are circumcised will not be cut off and dwell under a protective covering. Those who despise the word of the Lord will be cut off and forsake their covering. The Spirit produces the passionate champion in faith.
The little kings will rise appearing to have great reason and wisdom but they do not fear the Lord, they will be aggressive and make war with many. He will be attractive with the appearance of being lawful. Do not be deceived, he will be lawless, blasphemous, a son of perdition, Apollo. Cultivate the land in the great clearing prior to the harvest. Put on the helmet of your salvation, your hope keeping your garment spotless.
Jehovah is generous and saves through His Son who fulfilled the law, is the Great Physician and teaches all truth. Tread well, be wise with your words. As trials arise understand you can tread on serpents and scorpions with the power given you in the Spirit. God is gracious and shown favor, He is your protector in times of trouble and a covering for your head. The noble and courageous have faith, hope in that which is unseen and do not fall into the traps of man, material possessions that will burn all across the earth that many call home.
People will travel to and fro seeking a peaceful town when violence and destruction will follow. Though attractive and intelligent he will be as Cain one who sheds innocent blood. Jehovah is generous, He saves and those who overcome by the blood of the Lamb will receive the crown of life. Faithful servants remain sober so they may flourish, full of life and bearing much fruit.