Praise God!!!


Rick Gross

Composition, Production, and Performance of all lyrics and music for the album "New Song" was done solely by Rick Gross, recorded alone in his own studio.

Oregon State University:
        Music Theory – one year
         (3 course sequence)
        Introduction to Jazz
        History of Rock and Roll
        History of American Music
        Music for the Listener
        Introduction to Global Music
(Rick teaches for Portland State University)

Personal one-on one Vocal tutoring by Mark Bosnian of Body and Soul

Rick Gross was born on October 22, 1964 in upstate New York. He moved to Macon, Georgia in 1972, to Park Ridge, Illinois in 1975, to Boise, Idaho in 1978, and finally to Oregon in 1982 to establish residency and attend Oregon State University two days after graduating from Boise High School, class of '82.

Musical Experience
Rick started music at an early age, playing clarinet at age 8 and taking one-on-one lessons from a locally known composer named Roy Jonstano. As a kid, he traveled all over the state of Georgia performing in a band in front of schools for many years, and each time when the band came to Rick's school, he would perform solo in front of the whole school as part of the performance. (It was customary for whoever attended a school where the band was performing to do a solo for their own school) Rick has been performing live music since 1984 when he started out playing keyboards in “Seeking Will”. He soon became lead guitarist and lead vocalist, and played at picnics, parties, restaurants, and talent shows. The band later evolved into a more diverse, contemporary group named “Scorpio Bridge”. Scorpio Bridge played at bars and parties. After Scorpio Bridge, Rick auditioned as lead vocalist in “Hall of Fame” and was hired July, 1992. On July 27, 1992, “Hall of Fame” performed at Eli’s in downtown Portland, OR and won bookings through Pacific Talent into 1993. “Hall of Fame” performed part of the local circuit that way at places like Eli’s, Cisco & Poncho’s, Key Largo, and The Moosehead. Later in the '90's, Rick played guitar and Keyboards along with lead and backup vocals in Portland's Rock band "Hotfoot" playing clubs around the area and along the coast.

Live Video of Rick Gross singing in "Hall of Fame" and "Hotfoot" has been available on DVD since 2003. ( for streaming video)

Since 1998, Rick Gross has been CEO/President of, inc. and has achieved the following certifications:

Microsoft Certified Trainer - 2005 Program Year
Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSE:Security - September 8, 2004
Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSA:Security - September 8, 2004
Comptia Security+ - August 25, 2004
Microsoft Certified Trainer - 2004 Program Year
Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE:Messaging - October 13, 2003
Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSE - September 29, 2003
Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSE Early Achiever
Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSA September 24, 2003
Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSA Early Achiever
Microsoft Certified Trainer - 2003 Program Year
Microsoft Certified Trainer - 2002 Program Year
Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE - September 9, 2000
Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE Charter Member
Novell 5 CNE - August 11, 2000
COMPTIA Certified Technical Trainer - June 30, 2000
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - August 10, 1999
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet (MCSE + Internet) - September 4, 1998
COMPTIA A+ Certified - September 8, 1998
Microsoft Certified Professional - Internet Systems (MCP + Internet) - May 16, 1997
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) -
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) -
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) -
Novell Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE)
Microsoft Certification Exams Completed Successfully
   Exam ID Description   Date Completed
000 CompTIA Security+   Sep 08, 2004
299 Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network   Aug 26, 2004
298 Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network   Aug 24, 2004
224 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server   Oct 13, 2003
225 Designing and Deploying a Messaging Infrastructure with Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server   Sep 29, 2003
296 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000   Sep 29, 2003
292 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000   Sep 24, 2003
219 Designing a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure   Sep 13, 2000
240 Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Accelerated Exam for MCPs Certified on Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0   Sep 09, 2000
221 Designing a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Network Infrastructure   Aug 14, 2000
209 Updating Administration and Support Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.x to Microsoft Exchange 2000 Beta 3   Jun 03, 2000
201 Designing a Microsoft® Windows™ 2000 Networking Services Infrastructure   Jan 06, 2000
081 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Exchange Server 5.5   Jan 06, 2000
028 Administering Microsoft® SQL Server 7.0   Oct 09, 1999
202 Designing a Microsoft® Windows™ 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure   Oct 02, 1999
203 Updating Support Skills from Microsoft® Windows NT™ 4.0 to Windows™ 2000   Oct 02, 1999
098 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Windows® 98   Nov 05, 1998
088 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Proxy Server 2.0   Sep 03, 1998
079 Implementing & Supporting the Microsoft® Internet Explorer Admin Kit for Microsoft® IE 4.0   Sep 03, 1998
087 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Internet Information Server 4.0   May 16, 1998
076 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Exchange Server 5.0   Mar 12, 1998
059 Internetworking with Microsoft® TCP/IP on Microsoft® Windows NT™ 4.0   May 16, 1997
073 Implementing and Supporting NT™ 4.0 Workstation   Apr 04, 1997
077 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Internet Information Server 3.0 and Index Server 1.1   Feb 13, 1997
068 Implementing and Supporting NT™ Server 4.0 in the Enterprise   Nov 26, 1996
067 Implementing and Supporting NT™ Server 4.0   Nov 26, 1996
043 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Windows NT™ Server 3.51   Oct 31, 1996
075 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Exchange Server 4.0   Oct 31, 1996
063 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft® Windows®95   Aug 16, 1996
053 Microsoft® TCP/IP for Microsoft® Windows NT™ Exam   Nov 01, 1995
045 Microsoft® Windows™ for Workgroups 3.10 Exam   Mar 03, 1995
037 Microsoft® Mail for PC Networks 3.2 - Enterprise Exam   Mar 01, 1995
030 Microsoft® Windows™ 3.1 Exam   Jan 27, 1995
040 Microsoft® Windows NT™ 3.1 Exam   Jan 20, 1995
000 Networking requirement waived   Dec 07, 1994
047 Networking with Microsoft® Windows™ 3.1 Exam   Dec 07, 1994
041 Microsoft® Windows NT™ Advanced Server 3.1 Exam   Dec 05, 1994

Microsoft Trainer Continuing Education Credits
2004 Program Year: Oct 01, 2003 - Oct 01, 2004

Microsoft Trainer Technical Credits

Description   Credits   Date Completed
CompTIA Security+   5   Sep 08, 2004
Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network   5   Aug 26, 2004
Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network   5   Aug 24, 2004
Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server   5   Oct 13, 2003

Microsoft Trainer Continuing Education Credits
2003 Program Year: Oct 01, 2002 - Sep 30, 2003

Microsoft Trainer Technical Credits

Description   Credits   Date Completed
Designing and Deploying a Messaging Infrastructure with Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server   5   Sep 29, 2003
Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000   5   Sep 29, 2003
Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSA Certified on Windows 2000   5   Sep 24, 2003

Microsoft Trainer Continuing Education Credits
2002 Program Year: Oct 01, 2001 - Sep 30, 2002

Microsoft Trainer Technical Credits

Description   Credits   Date Completed
MCSE Windows 2000   15   Sep 09, 2000

Streaming Video tour of Tenstring Studios is available at

Why this name?
GROSS, n. The main body; the chief part; the bulk; the mass; as the gross of the people. We now use bulk.

1. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as a gross of bottles. It never has the plural form. We say, five gross or ten gross.

In the gross, in gross, in the bulk, or the whole undivided; all parts taken together.

By the gross, in a like sense.

Do you play live?
Live performances on DVD. for Streaming Video.

How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Real time collaboration between musicians. Checking my firewall logs reveals that people from all over the world are hitting the servers, some from places I've never even heard of before. The Internet is the only reason those people can get to my music.

Would you still sign a record contract with a major label?

Favorite spot?
Jerusalem's old city

Equipment used:
Guitars-Gibson Les Paul, Roland-ready Fender Stratocastor, Ovation Legend, Takamine acoustic, Yamaha APX-5A electric Acoustic, Ibanez Professional

Drums - Roland, Zildjian, Pearl, Yamaha, Remo

Basses - Washburn, 4-string Ibanez, Top neck of doubleneck/tenstring Ibanez Professional

Keyboard/synths-Roland, Korg, Yamaha

Echo Audio Layla, Alesis, Lexicon, Roland
Peavey, JBL, Shure, Samson, Nady, Traynor, Richenbacher, EV, Infocus Projectors

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Daniel 8:14
And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

Daniel 9:24-27
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.  Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Ezra 7:7-26
And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.  And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.  For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him.  For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.  Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.  Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.  I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.  Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thine hand; And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem, And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem: That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem.  And whatsoever shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God.  The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the house of thy God, those deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem.  And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house.  And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily, Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures of wheat, and to an hundred baths of wine, and to an hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.  Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?  Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.  And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.  And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
The Great Disappointment of October 22, 1844
Between 1831 and 1844, William Miller--a Baptist preacher and former army captain in the War of 1812--launched the "great second advent awakening" which eventually spread throughout most of the Christian world. Based on his study of the prophecy of Daniel 8:14, Miller calculated that Jesus would return to Earth sometime between 1843 and 1844.  Others within the movement calculated a specific date of October 22, 1844. When Jesus did not appear, Miller's followers experienced what became to be called "the great Disappointment."  In just a century and a half the Seventh-day Adventist Church has grown to a world-wide community of over eleven million members and millions of others who regard the Adventist Church their spiritual home. Doctrinally, Seventh-day Adventists are heirs of the interfaith Millerite movement of the 1840s.

Seventh-day Adventists maintain that Christ went into the second apartment of the heavenly sanctuary on October 22, 1844 to begin the investigative judgment of both righteous and wicked to see who is actually ready to go to heaven. This investigative judgment takes place prior to his actual return to earth, which is they believe to be very soon. Members of the Bahá'í Faith however, believe that the prophecy was fulfilled by the coming of their prophet the Báb who heralded the coming of the return of Christ, Bahá'u'lláh. October 1844 is when the Báb started to make his public claim and began the Bábí religion. Interestingly, members of the Bahá'í Faith believe that the Great Disappointment wasn't a disappointment at all, and was in fact referring to the advent of their twin prophets the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh.

One Generation = 120 years (Genesis 6:3)
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Revelation 7:4
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Revelation 14:1
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 14:3
And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Revelation 21:17
And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

Psalms 33:2
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Psalms 92:3
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

Psalms 144:9
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

Revelation 13:18
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.

1 Kings 4:29
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

1 Kings 10:14
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold

2 Chronicles 9:13
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold

Matthew 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

1 Timothy 6:10
The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

2 Chronicles 9:23
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

Luke 11:31
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Proverbs 8
1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
5 O ye simple,
understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11 For
wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
13 The
fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment
21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Psalms 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Zechariah 14:1-14:4
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Isaiah 13:9-13:13
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Joel 2:31
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

Acts 2:20
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

Malachi 4:1
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Matthew 24:36
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Mark 13:32
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Revelation 9:15
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

Ezekiel 3:1-4
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

Revelation 10:7-11
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

1 Corinthians 2:10-12
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Revelation 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 14:14
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

John 4:22
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

John 8:17-18
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

John 10:30
I and my Father are one.

Matthew 19:4-6
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.

Luke 5:35
But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

Revelation 21:2
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

John 10:38
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

John 14:9-12
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 14:20
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

John 14:28
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

John 17:11
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

John 17:19-24
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Matthew 24:30
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Revelation 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Matthew 24:42
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Revelation 16:16
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Revelation 18:17
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

Revelation 19:1
And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

John 4:24
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Revelation 19:10-12
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Isaiah 2:2-4
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

John 5:22
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

Matthew 19:28
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Luke 22:30
That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Revelation 20:4
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 20:12
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Mark 12:25-31
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err. And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Matthew 5:17-18
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Revelation 21:1
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Isaiah 65:17-19
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.  But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying

Isaiah 51:11
Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

Revelation 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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The inspiration for the "tenstring" we bought in February 1984 was Psalms 33, Psalms 92, and Psalms 144.  
About 12 years later, we found out about this:

The Talmud's Music Prophesy:

(Arachin 13b) “The harp of the ten strings is reserved for the day when the world that is to come (the Olam Haba) is united in one harmonious whole."

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This amazing story began in California about eighteen years ago among a young Jewish couple, Shoshanna and Micah Harrari. Shoshanna had a desire for a small lap harp, very different from the classical harp that most people are familiar with. In the past she had tried other instruments but nothing had seemed right for her. Four years later, the Harraris made aliyah to Israel. They discovered a drawing of a small harp from a cave located at Megiddo. The drawing dated back 3,500 years. From this drawing Micah, who was a guitar maker, began to fashion Shoshannas lap harp. At the time the Harraris were living at Tiberias. Their yard had a lemon tree and one hot day a neighbor came to pick the lemons. Invited in for a drink of water, she noticed Micahs harp, then under construction. This lady happened to be a journalist for the Jerusalem Post and began a story on the Harrari harp. Her research revealed that the harp was the Biblical harp known as the Nevel and had not been made for almost two thousand years.

The article on the Harrari harp catapulted them into international prominence. To musicologists, historians, Bible scholars and teachers the return of the harp was interpreted as an astounding event. At this time Shoshanna and Micah knew very little about the history or Biblical significance of the harps. According to Shoshanna, people came to their home to ask questions on the harps. They responded that they were very busy at the time and asked everyone to write their questions down and come back in a few days. In the meantime Shoshanna and Micah delved into books in order to find the answers so as not to be embarrassed.

"The kinnor goes back to the very beginning of human civilization and is mentioned in Genesis 4:21 - “And the name of his brother was Yuval (Jubal), he was the ancestor of all who play the kinnor (lyre) and ugav (flute)". It was the type of harp David played as a shepherd sitting in the fields composing his first melodies. It is also the type of harp described in the Talmud connected with the imminent arrival of the Messiah"

The Kinnor represents one of the major harps of the scriptures. The Kinnor is the Lyre of David and anciently had three to twelve strings. Shoshanna and Micah had chosen ten strings for the their harp as they wanted a full rich scale that would be interesting to the musician. Early one morning an elderly rabbi appeared at the Harrari home and requested to see the Kinnor. Very carefully he counted the strings, then counted again and again. He was obviously moved and Shoshanna and Micah asked him why. The rabbi then told them of an ancient portion of the Talmud that states: "The harp of the ten strings is reserved for the day when the world that is to come (the Olam Haba) is united in one harmonious whole." Its reappearance signifies the soon coming of the Messiah and the redemption.

"The ten string lyres, or kinnors, have great spiritual significance to the Jews.  It is the symbol of Israel.  Even the number ten has a spiritual significance. There is the theory that when the Messiah returns to set up his kingdom, music will be heard more clearly than we are able to hear now, with a ten note scale instead of a seven note one.  The ten string kinnor will be used to play the "new song" mentioned in the Old and New Testaments" Nancy Cupp

In the days of David and King Saul, the harp was used when the evil spirit came upon Saul. According to 1 Samuel 16.23, David played the harp and sang for Saul, who was restored with peace. 

A famous midrash tells of David hanging his Kinnor in a tree at night as he lay down. At midnight, the north wind would blow and the harp would begin to play, awakening David to study Torah. In Hebrew the word for wind is ruach, the same word that is used for spirit: the Ruach haKodesh is the Holy Spirit.

"it is also written of this harp that the Shir Hadash or New Song, whose main theme is a world of no more war, will be sung upon it. One day a rabbi visited the Harrari's humble shop and asked to see their ten string kinnor. Tears came to his eyes. He said that it had been prophecied that when the ten string kinnor was again sounded in Jerusalem, the Messiah would come. "They also believe that it is the Asora, the mythical harp spoken of in Jewish literature "whose song will rise on the day when the world that is to be will be recreated in one harmonious whole."

"The Kinnor represents the coming of the Messiah for Rabbinic teachings and the Talmud fortold of a prophecy whereby the sudden re-appearance of a ten-string harp would signify the imminent coming of the Messiah.  According to Jewish belief, when the Messiah comes, there will be so much joy that a "New Song" will be sung, and a ten-note scale will be revealed."

(Special thanks to Zola Levitt Ministries and the Seventh Day Adventist Church)

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The inspiration for the tenstring that was purchased in February, 1984:

Psalms 33, Psalms 92, and Psalms 144

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1) The Day – Dedicated to the Holy Spirit Who comes and goes like the wind - John 3:8.

2) New Song – Dedicated to the “Great Disappointment” of October 22, 1844, ( based on Daniel 8:14 and Daniel 9:24-27 ), and Genesis 6:3.

3) Sing Shalom – Dedicated to the Victims of Terror and spiritual dreams. Joel 2:28

4) Daily Grind – Dedicated to Hard work and winning the war on terror. Revelation 18:21

5) Babel Tower – Dedicated to motivation and spiritual accomplishment.  Genesis 11:6-7

6) Gem State Caravan – Dedicated to fishing for Idaho Trout. John 21:11

7) 4U – All about LOVE. Romans 13:10

8) China - Dedicated to the Victims of Tianamen Square, Beijing, China 1989. John 15:13

9) Mt. Of Life – Dedicated to Every Day Faith. John 16:33

10) Your Love – Dedicated to Comfort and Truth - John 15:26 and John 8:32.

11) RALLY!  Dedicated to the hopeful Advent of a GREAT Revival~ 2 Corinthians 12:9.

John 3:8  “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”

Genesis 6:3  “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”

Joel 2:28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions”

Revelation 18:21 “And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.”

Genesis 11:6-7 “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.”

John 21:11 “Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three”

Romans 13:10Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”

John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 16:33In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

John 15:26   “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me”

John 8:32  “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”





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