ECTESOL gears up for 2020 Conference

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Events, News | 4 comments

ECTESOL gears up for 2020 Conference

The Emerald Coast TESOL invites all those who teach and work with English language learners grades K-12 and adult learners to the 2020 annual conference on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Building 71 of the International Affairs Building at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

This educational conference brings together educators from different districts and higher education institutions in west Florida and south Alabama to network, share best practices and learn something new.

From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees will be treated to a day of workshops and seminars on various topics that address this year’s theme, “The Future of English Language Teaching and Learning.” Lunch will be served and entertainment will be provided by an area Indian dance group. Also on hand will be several vendors with English language learning materials.

To register for this exciting conference, please download this form and remit your payment of $25.

We look forward to seeing you Feb. 8 for a great day of learning and camaraderie.

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  1. Please, if you have the time, read this over,

    Please allow me to some very significant information that’s been going around the internet relevant to our future security.

    We are coming to a future of a one-world cashless society where they will mandate us to receive an RFID chip implanted in our body. This microchip will contain all our personal data and we will lose our privacy because of the tracking capabilities.

    Even bigger news, have you heard that this was foretold around two thousand years ago by a person named Jesus? Have doubts? Read on… This may be the most important thing you will read.

    …”And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:16-18 BRG)..

    Referring to the final days, this could only be referring to a cashless money society, which we have yet to see, but we are on the horizon of. Why’s that? Otherwise we would be able to buy or sell without receiving the mark among each other if physical money was still around. It logically deduces itself to this reason.

    This mark cannot be something spiritual, because the word references two distinct physical spots. If it was spiritual, it would just say in the forehead.

    This is just the beginning. It is shocking how specific the Bible is with respect to this RFID microchip. These are notes from a guy named Carl Sanders who labored with a bunch of engineers to help produce the RFID microchip in the 90’s.

    Carl Sanders attended seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The US government commissioned Mr. Sanders to engineer a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the nations-a microchip that might be inserted beneath the skin with a hypodermic needle(a fast, convenient process that would be gradually received by the people).

    Mr. Sanders, along with a group of engineers with him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this task and designed a RFID microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable via the temperature fluctuations in our skin. With out the understanding of the biblical scriptures (Brother Sanders was not a follower of Christ at the time), these men spent one and a half million dollars gathering information on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip placed below the skin.

    These researchers observed that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two places Revelation says the mark will be placed) are not just the most convenient places, but are additionally the only viable spots for constant, consistent temperature changes inside the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The chip is about seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the dimensions of a grain of rice. It’s capable of holding pages of details about you. All of your general information, work records, crime records, health records, and financial data could be saved on this chip.

    Carl Sanders believes that this RFID microchip, which he remorsefully helped produce, is the “beast’s mark” mentioned in Revelation 13:16-18. The Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” Additionally it is interesting to notice that the number 666 is in fact a word in the original Greek. This word being “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick. Carl believes this is referring to the usage of a hypodermic needle being poked in a person to insert the microchip.”

    Carl reached out to a doctor asking what would happen if the lithium contained within the chip leaked into the body. The doctor answered by saying a horrible sore would arise in that spot. Now this is what the book of Revelation has to say:

    “And the first went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and there came an evil and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped its image” (Revelation 16:2 DARBY).

    The Bible tells us that we cannot buy or sell without having the mark, or the number of its name. The number being identified as 666. God’s word us to calculate the number 666. How do we calculate 666?

    This is where it all tops off. Counting the number 666 has been long debated throughout the history of the world, but has now been unveiled in these final days by the revelation of God. What you will see establishes itself with the word of God the true interpretation to calculate 666.

    Throughout the scriptures, God uses the number three as confirmation of things. Below are a few examples:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    What is interesting is the the mark of the beast is revealed in detail in three separate verses (Revelation 13:16,17,18), and each verse lists three different examples of the given topic. The final 3 being the number 6 being used three times in a row. Here is a key point to solving how to count the number 666.

    What does it mean to calculate the number of the beast, 666? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my previous key point regarding God confirming in 3’s. So logically, what would be the most rational way to count the number 666? To add it up equally in threes based off the number. It is not reasonable to count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start. We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60, because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666. The only rational option is 6+6+6=18. What is fascinating is that the verse that tells us to count the number itself is verse 18, being the third verse out of 3 verses that describe the mark. Now what is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another fascinating point is that the two other combinations (making a total of 3 possible combinations) for moving the plus symbol in between the 6’s are 66+6=72, and 6+66=72. Count up both 72’s together and you get 144. Why the number 144 is interesting is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Holy Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    Now if you add up all 3 values by counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around in all 3 possible combinations, we would get 72+72+18=162. What is fascinating concerning the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria calculates to 888. The New Testament was originally written in Greek. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb of God being the Son of God, Jesus.

    Now what is interesting concerning the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply this same formula, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits:

    “Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads” (Revelation 4:2-4).

    Now if you take 8+8+8=24, and 8+88=96, and 88+8=96, you get 24+96+96=216. Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666. Take into account that this was the same exact formula to get the value 162 out of counting 666 that brought about the number 888 when dividing 144,000 by 162. It’s perpetual.

    With utilizing the same formula of counting by including the plus symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a way?

    Yet another fascinating point to observe is that if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 36, it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? Could this be a hint that we must add up three sixes as opposed to perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

    So what could this mean? Well we know in this world we’re recognized by numbers in numerous forms. From our birth certificate to social security, also with our drivers license, being recognized founded on a system of ruler ship. So it is possible that this RFID microchip will include a new identification that has a total of 18 characters.

    Might this be the identification of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system that is identified by 18 characters? This might fit the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we ought to have to buy or sell in our right-hand or forehead, and that it additionally includes the number of the beast, during a future cashless money society.

    Go to: https://biblefreedom.com to see all the proof!

    The scriptures warns us in the last days that a false prophet will rise up performing miracles to deceive many to receive the beasts mark:

    “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 19:20).

    At all costs, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    We are residing in very prophetic times with major Biblical prophecies being fulfilled. When Donald Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as capital of Israel on December 6th of ’17, this was a big step to bring forth the Third Temple foretold within the the scriptures.

    God’s word alerts us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

    “…and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

    Inside the Islamic religion, there is a man called the Mahdi, referred to as their messiah who they’re eagerly waiting to be revealed. There are various testimonies from individuals on-line who consider this man shall be Barack Obama who may be the biblical Antichrist. I myself have had strange dreams about Barack Obama. He came on stage claiming to be a follower of Jesus with no affiliation to the Muslim religion, however it was later revealed by his circle of relatives that he certainly is a religious Muslim.

    His actual birth name is stated to be Barry Soetoro, and he had his name switched to Barack Obama. But why?

    Jesus says, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In Hebrew, the name “Barack” means “lighting”, and the use of “Bama” (Strongs Hebrew word 1116) is used to refer to the “heights” of heaven.

    The day after the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the triumphing select 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama use to be a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Regardless, whomsoever seats himself in the Third Temple that is to be built in Jerusalem, declaring himself to be God WILL BE THE ANTICHRIST. DO NOT BE DECEIVED.

    Why do we need Jesus Christ?

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 2:23).

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    Our own works cannot save our souls from the wrong we’ve committed. If we step in front of a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have carried out, rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of moral justice, how much greater a perfect, righteous, and Holy creator?

    God has brought down to us His moral regulation’s by way of the 10 commandments handed to Moses at Mt. Siani. These legal guidelines were not given so we may be justified, however so that we might see the need for our saviour. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we all know that it is an offense to steal, lie, dishonor our dad and mom, and son on.

    We may attempt to follow all the ethical laws of the 10 commandments, but we’ll never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. The same word of the law given to Moses became flesh over 2000 years ago within the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the commandments of God, living a sinless life that only God may fulfill.

    The space between us and the law can by no means be reconciled by our very own merit, however the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, by faith in Him, He’ll pull us forward being the one to justify us. As within the court of law, if somebody steps in and pays your fine, despite the fact that you are guilty, the judge can do what’s legal and just and set you free. This is what Jesus did nearly 2000 years in the past on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His last words being, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30).

    Now why did Jesus have to die for us?

    Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that belongs to us could not be overlooked. Because of the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it ought to be reconciled, it must be quenched and satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the dying of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). That is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

    That is due to the fact the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it were to be poured out on us who’ve earned it, we’d all perish and go to hell. God created a means of escape by pouring it out on His Son who’s soul could not stay in Hades, however was raised and seated on the right hand of God in power.

    Now once we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer looks at the individual who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in our hearts, justifying us as if we obtained the wrath we deserve, making a means of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is turn from our sins and believe in the savior, confessing and turning from our sins. This is not only a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, butrather receiving His words, taking them to heart. Where we no longer live to practice sin, however turn from our sins and practice righteousness:

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    By doing so we may become transformed into the image of God by means of faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who is willing to present the Holy Spirit to those that ask of Him:

    “Most assuredly, I(Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-6).

    “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” (Romans 8:9).

    Now what are you waiting for? Our heavenly Father only wants the best for us all, restoring all the things this world has stolen from us. This is what it means to be “holy”. To be made whole.

    He is waiting to hear from you. That God given tongue to speak language, by using faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing to Him your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you want His Holy Spirit dwelling inside you reworking you into a child of God.

    Jesus says, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him(the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

    Did you realize that Jesus spoke more about hell than someone else in the scriptures, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very reason He came to die for us, to save us from this place that we earned by our sins.

    He describes hell as a actual place where,

    “Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44).

    And where,

    “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28).

    Jesus tells us who to fear,

    “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

    Out of all the world religions, how can we make certain the Bible got it all right? The scientific data has established and continues to support that the universe once had a beginning in which space, time and matter had been created. Many know this as the big bang.

    “The non-biblical religions tell us that god or god’s create within space and time that eternally exist. The Bible stands alone and says that time and space don’t exist until God creates the universe.” – Astronomer(Phd) Hugh Ross

    The Bible not only got it correct that space, time and matter all came into existence at the beginning of the universe, it additionally states in 7 distinct scriptures that the universe is in a continuous state of expansion 1000’s of years before scientists learned this information.

    Did you hear that the real Noah’s Ark was found where the holy scriptures instructed us it’d be with the correct dimensions? As well as proof for the destruction of the cities of Sodom & Gomorrah and the Exodus account of the Red Sea crossing?

    The Bible is by far the most translated and studied document in the history of the world, full of predictive prophecies, matching what we discover in the book of nature. Would not you count on God’s word to be so?

    This information and much more can all be discovered here: https://biblefreedom.com

    God loves you!

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