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People of many cultures admire the Tulips. Wild Tulips can also be found in Asia, Africa and Europe. Their native range extends from south Europe to northern Africa, then proceeds eastward into Asia through Anatolia/Iran. The most prominent Tulip habitats can be found in Kazakhstan’s steppes and the Pamir- and Hindu Kush Mountains, but wild Tulips can still be found in Japan and the very east of China.

The Middle East cultures hold the Tulip in high esteem. In fact, “Tulip”, the European name for Tulip, is actually derived the Persian word meaning “turban”. Some etymologists suggest the name was chosen as a result of the Tulip’s budding appearance. However, other etymologists think it was a misinterpretation. Tulip flowers were often used to decorate the turban’s folds. You will find traditional folk art from Turkey, Persia, and Turkey.

Today, the Tulip is both the national flower in Iran and Turkey. The tulip is even mentioned on the Iran flag. The importance of the Tulip motif can be clearly seen in folk art from Turkey and Iran.

The Tulip is strongly linked to Europe’s Netherlands. The Netherlands sends Tulips every year to Ottawa, Canada each year. Canada played a vital role in liberating the Netherlands during World War II. The country also served as refuge for Queen Juliana, the Dutch Crown Princess.

There have been episodes of “Tulip Mania” in Europe, as well as the Ottoman Empire. This is when tulips are used to speculate. Historians continue to debate the severity of these speculation waves as well as the economic impact of the subsequent Tulip booms. Some even believe that Tulip Mania contributed greatly to the final financial collapse of Ottoman Empire.

If you are interested far East then there are so many destinations waiting for you. here you can check the life styles, monuments, visitors top selections, tasty foods and many more. there is vast variation in the floriculture and landscape of these areas which is appealing for all type of visitors and specially to the nature lovers. The persons who are interested to 2east are also encouraged to see the glimpse of ancient cultures.

Historians are unsure of when and how the Tulips arrived in Western Europe. It is possible that the Tulips were brought here several times before they became well-known and loved.

One legend claims that Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, an ambassador to Germany, brought Tulips into German hands in 1554. Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, Ferdinand I of Germany’s ambassador, wrote to Suleyman, the Magnificent, about “an abundance flowers everywhere; narcissus and hyacinths as well as those which the Turks refer to tulipam” because it was nearly midwinter. This is not a season that is friendly to flowers. However, botanists are a bit skeptical about this letter because Tulips don’t bloom in the middle of winter, not even in warm Middle East.

Jesus had seen Nathanael even though Nathanael did not know that he was being observed. David confessed in one of David’s psalms that he couldn’t escape God’s presence. God knew him in his innermost being. Psalms 139.7-10: “Wherever I go You are there.” Nathanael was just realizing the same truth.

Jesus also recognized that Nathanael was not a fan of Nazareth. Nathanael acknowledged what was in his heart and said “Rabbi. You are the son of God!” You are the King and Queen of Israel! Jesus challenged him and said, “You believe because of what I told you about you under a tree of figs.” You will see greater things than this… You will see more than this, I promise you. John 1:50-551

Jesus stated, in short: “You are shocked that I revealed you to myself?” Wait until your eyes see all that I have to offer and you will be able to understand who I am. He changed Nathanael’s perspective from explaining the less important things to giving him glorious insights. Jesus establishes a very personal relationship with each person who approaches Him after their first encounter with Him.

We’ve just read about Nathaniel. But just before that, he had a similar encounter. John 1:41–42 says that he (Andrew), first met his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found Messiah” (which is translated as, Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus saw him and said to him: “You are Simon, the sons of Jonah.” Cephas will be your name (which can be translated as A Stone). Just a moment, take a look at the parentage reference “son Jonah”. It is crucial to pay attention to the physical culture when reading the Bible or studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Referring back to scripture, this is the exact Simon we see in Matthew 16.13-18. In it, Jesus asked His disciples “Who do people say that I, The Son of Man,” and they replied, “Some em>say/em> John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” They said: “Some say John, some Elijah, others Jeremiah, or one of our prophets.” He replied to them, “But whom do you claim that I am?” Simon Peter responded and said, “You, the Christ, are the Son of the living God.” Jesus responded and said, “Blessed be you Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh & blood hasn’t revealed that to me, but My Father who lives in heaven.”

Also, I say to you, Peter, that on this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades won’t prevail against it. Also, notice the parentage reference: “Son of God”, “Simon Bar Jonah”, “My Father who lives in Heaven”, etc. These scriptures consistently refer to the parentage and heritage.

Jesus used this knowledge of culture to guide the apostles to understand His divine cultural roots. Now, Simon Peter is blessed for realizing the true parentage Jesus, for taking that thought-and-faith journey to a place beyond this present moment and seeing Jesus Christ as God’s Son, and not Joseph, the carpenter’s child or Jesus of Nazareth.

In John, the first chapter, we find the account of Simon’s first encounter with Jesus. Jesus calls him Cephas (which means “stone”); then, in Matthew’s account, Jesus refers to him as Peter (which means “rock”, due to the bold confession Simon, now Simon Peter, made.

Jesus claims that the confession is the rock on which He will build His church comes from Simon. He originally called Simon Cephas (or “stone”) when they met. Do you see the divine link?

Jesus knew these men and the roles they would have before they ever came to Him. He knew Nathanael well before he was able to come to Jesus. He also knows us well long before we are able to reach Him. He invites us to join Him on this divine journey of thought.

However, so long as we think within the limitations of when & how & what & why that binds us on this earth like slaves, we won’t be able understand or accept the infinite, eternal, boundless joy and freedom that is in Christ Jesus and in God.

To live like Christ, to be a teacher, to live in accordance with God’s will, and even to understand our salvation, our thinking must shift to an eternal perspective. It is not possible to see things from the world’s viewpoint.

It is only then and ONLY then that we can prioritize our lives, our goals, and our purpose according God’s purpose. Each of us has our own gifts and talents to contribute to His service. To ever find happiness, and to stop trying to achieve it, we must have that eternal perspective.

Our constitution in the U.S. gives us the rights to life, liberty, happiness, and the pursuit thereof; now, worldwide, through God and Jesus Christ, we have the possibility of achieving it.

Jesus appeared to us as a vision from our earthly weaknesses in order to help us understand God’s strength, power and control over all we have in our limited minds.

Anybody would have expected that a great and magnificent King of this world would be politically powerful, socially and politically influential, have influential parents and lead a high life. We expect Him to be able change laws and to be strong enough to deliver them. That’s the way the world thinks. He wanted us, however, to think the same way God thinks; the eternal perspective; the concept of “forever with Him”, instead of valuing things that will be lost.

He arrived in an unexpected manner so that we could see God within Him and be able to recognize Him for who He truly is. Ever notice that Jesus’ physical description is never detailed? He wanted us all to see His heart, not just his physical form.

God’s conquering benefits were revealed to us through His earthly limitations. Jesus demonstrated to us, how much He could do for God against all odds, how little we can believe we can do for ourselves.

Through His power to defeat all temptations, including death, we were able see our true weakness and need for a Savior. A sacrifice that we would never make.

Are you a Christian? Have you ever asked God where you are ?”…? Have you ever cried out “Where is your God?” You will find that He is within you. He is waiting for your return. Do you remember asking Nathanael, “Can this be good?” And then later found out that He knew about you before you even knew Him. Ever realize that all of your trials were shaping you into the person that He wanted you to be in order to fulfill the role He chose for you?

Our culture dies. This is the earthly, physical culture we have, from the East or West. Each day, the world’s culture is dying. It had a beginning. It will have an end. Time, space, and motion… all these boundaries are earthly, but it all fades away with every minute.

You know that the reality you are experiencing right now is temporary. This moment, which you are currently experiencing, is only a flash of an eye… A mist… A vapor. Once it’s over, you’re gone. Now is the last chance you’ll ever have to do anything on this earth. This could be your last minute. Are you ever tempted to think about it? Do you live each day as if it were your last?

Our culture is gone, but Jesus’ home lives on forever. It is renewed every day with the glory and presence of God. There has never been a beginning, and there will be no ending.

There are no borders, no limits to time, space, motion, or space. It becomes closer to your only reality every second. It will always replace and overcome the reality you currently know, regardless of whether you try to resist it or are wealthy or poor.

Eternity is coming. Death is coming. This is a welcome promotion for those who are His faithful children fighting spiritual battle every day. But, regardless of your status, Death will be coming to take you home. It is a terrible thing if it isn’t.

You can place your value, your most important things, in God’s house and everything will be yours forever. If you place your value somewhere else, you won’t be able claim it. You will lose your entire life with no evidence and no hope.

We have now learned that Jesus will be meeting you in a culture that He knows you value. Are you as bold as His apostles, and others who believed in Him, declaring Him God’s son, even though it may have cost you on this temporary planet, for your treasures are kept forever? Or did you continue to see Him only as Jesus of Nazareth son of Joseph the carpenter, right up to His death. Is He thinking from your home or His? Even though you may not think about it, He is looking at you. What does He see in your character? Are you aware that others are looking at you even though you don’t think so?

Take a moment to consider this thought: God sees no reason to be neutral in order to avoid conflict. He states that either you love Him or despise Satan. You are either for Him/against Him… Otherwise, you will perish. He will give you a life beyond your imagination. You can’t serve two masters. There is no neutral position. Undercover Christians are not allowed.

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