the voices of God

The song writer wrote, “O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider the worlds Thy hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder. Thy power through out the universe displayed. Then sings my Soul, My Savior God to Thee! How great Thou art!

Who doesn’t enjoy a star filled sky? It’s awesome beauty voicing the tranquility that can be humanities, when the Creator is honored. Conversely, the sound of rolling thunder which sometimes signals danger. Damaging and sometimes life taking lightening strikes. Followed sometimes by much needed rain, or damaging and life taking flooding. With all of nature being the Creator’s servants for blessings or consequential consequences.

“God thunders marvelously with His voice. He does great things which we cannot comprehend. For He says to the snow, fall on the earth. Likewise to the gentle rain and heavy rain of His strength. He seals the hand of every person. that all people may know His work.” See Job 37:5-7. Some respond with enlightenment with others continues darkness.

LGBT it aint so

cas the Bible tells you so.

And Adam said, “This bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.” Some haven’t been able to shed that womb experience because woman was inside of Adam.

Like it or not, it’s the law. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” And, the cycle of confused identity continues.

The Bible declares, “Therefore God gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their hearts to dishonor their bodies among themselves. For even their woman exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lusts for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty.”

There is no excuse, dirty remains dirty. Cas God says, “Nature declares you should know better. Who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death. Straight people aren’t off the hook. Cas God says, “You got some problems, if you approve of such behaviors.”

Death is dimensional in scriptures addressing the physical and the material. After physical death Hades becomes ones residence, until the judgment. The other aspect of death is material loss individually and nationally.

LGBT debunked and simplified

 

God had finished the grandeur of His creation. On the fifth day God created the creatures of the sea and birds. Each according to their kind, blessing them, saying be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth. See Genesis 1:20-22.

In the back of God’s mind laid this notion. The creation of a man and a woman deciding that, if would do so, He would create them male and female. See Genesis 1:27. Just a forethought of perhaps a maybe?

One more touch was needed to perfect His creation. He needed a caretaker to manage the magnificence of all He had done. See Genesis 2:4-6.

So God created the first man and gave him a uniqueness absent from all other forms of life. God breathed His breath into the nostrils of His creation. And the man became a living being. With the ability to commune with God. In other words this man was very special. See Genesis 2:7. God quickly created a special habitat for this man and called it Eden. Flourished it with vegan food substances. See Genesis 2:8-9.

And to His marvelous creation, God blessed him with freedom to manage Eden as he saw fit. But, with a stern warning, Genesis 2:15-16. It’s sad because we know he ignored the warning. And suffered the consequences, as we do also. See Romans 5:12.

Back to happier times. God decided that it was not good for the man to be alone. Perhaps God sensed his loneliness, as the man observed the various species multiplying among themselves and he was alone. So God decided to create a compatible companion for him. See Genesis 2:18. And, we find out in verse 19, that God had named His male creation Adam.

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman. See Genesis 2:21-22a.

IMPORTANT: Where was the woman before God created her? Inside of Adam! Every mortal, whether male or female has an awareness of dual sexuality. It’s just that, that awareness is stronger in some of us. So strong that they identify, as being of a gender that they are not. It’s also, the primary force resulting in homosexual behaviors. Know the reason for the way you feel, then settle in to accepting, who you are by birth gender and not feelings of attractions after being delivered from the womb.

The above is very personal for this Padre. Decades ago a male came to me for help. He confessed an unrelenting attraction for sexual relationships with men. He sought professional help elsewhere but found no release from his urges. So in desperation, he married a woman. But, he couldn’t consummate his marriage in the bedroom. Then one day, I got a call from his wife. Informing me that her husband had taken his own life. If I had known then, what I know today, perhaps he would still be with us.

x r different than u think

 

“For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!'” Then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And, they shall not escape. See 1 Thessalonians 1:3.

Times are scary and dangerous all doubters are encouraged to search the global news outlets for convincing evidence. Unscrample them and determine how vulnerable you are to fall victim to one, more or many of them. The reality is they are intensifying exponentially.

Is there hope. U betcha! It’s in Jesus Christ! I for one, with many others will miss the worse of them.

You can join us. You got to understand how you became you. So we’ll start with what the Apostle Paul had to say about it. “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; (note) and your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who will do it.” See 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.

The real you. You are special because you were created in the very image of God Almighty. At the dawn of human existence God created a man, as a three part being. From the Bible we know this man as Adam.

There was a time on earth, when God had a problem. There wasn’t anyone to manage what He had created. See Genesis 2:5c. So God, took some dirt from the ground, and created a being that was different from everything else He had made. The historical record is as follows. And the LORD God formed, man from the dust of the ground. A lifeless shell, a body, then God breathed His breath into his nostrils. And he, became a living being. See Genesis 2:7. That lifeless shell, ones body which houses our five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. It’s the breath that God breathed into His created being that gave him his awareness of God. With the ability to communion intellectually with his Creator which Paul identified as ones spirit.

The Psalmist informs us that a time comes that God will take away ones breath and they become dust. See Ecclesiastes 12:7. It’s a process known as death. Paul informs us that death is our inheritance. Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned. See Romans 5:12. It’s advisable to pay attention to Psalmist, who said, “Teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts unto wisdom,” Psalms 90:12.

From the Thessalonians scriptural portion of this discussion the referenced order is, spirit soul and body. What remains is to understand ones soul. It’s the part of us that houses ones mind, will and emotions. It’s what the Bible references as the old man. It’s the soul that gets one into trouble. Note, “put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to deceitful lusts.” See Ephesians 4:22. The soul conceives and ones senses becomes the executioner. The whole process prohibits one from communing with Jesus, who is God.

In case it’s unknown, as to how to commune with God, here’s how. It reverses all the blockages that prohibited communion with our Creator. “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. You will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” See Romans 10:9-10.

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For tomorrow, LGBT debunked and simplified.

histories most offensive crime

 

The crime of blasphemy, in God’s court it’s a serious crime The law against blasphemy is one of the Ten Commandments. Blasphemy is defined for us in Exodus 20:7 as follows, “Thou shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”

Most church people don’t have the slightest clue of what constitutes taking God’s name in vain. I’ll just say this, it has nothing to do with making this insulting abusive directive, God dam it.’ Read on, and discover its actual implication.

Each commandment had a particular application with each directive proving ones guilt before God. Temple worship was instituted with the blood sacrifice of animals as atonement for ones guilt.

For our time, the age of the church. From the reformations protestant movement reaching us today. Causing many to think that they have experienced God’s atonement for sin through the blood sacrifice of His Son.

But they haven’t because most modern day protestants think sin atonement through Jesus rests in the teachings of the New Testament Gospels of Matthew – John. And that belief is tantamount, to taking God’s name in vain! All gospel discussions finds the world community under the economy of the Old Testament law. Where did Jesus go to address the community? To the synagogues!

This discussion is not about taking the name of God in vain from the Old Testament perspective. But rather how God’s name is violated today.

God’s fourth commandment creates a unique exception to all His other commandments. Because of its growing global impact upon the world, as history progresses. This fourth commandment represents the war of the ages. Because it’s the struggle for the loyalty of humanity, through the struggle for their souls and ultimately their final destiny.

With Exodus 20:7, giving us God’s definition for blasphemy. This is how blasphemy against the LORD occurs. It occurs, when someone claims to stand in the place of God. Claiming to have the same powers as God and able to forgive individual sin.

It occurred for the first time in the Garden of Eden. When the serpent, the most subtle of all beasts, Genesis 3:1. Told the woman that she would not die, if she disobeyed God, verse 4. The serpent told the woman that if she followed her instincts. Then she would have her eyes opened, and that she, would be like God, knowing good and evil, verse five. Standing in His place in the garden knowing the difference between good and evil. What was her punishment for her blasphemy? Perpetual hardships through child bearing and the burden of male dominance, verse 16. And for the man, sorrowful labor just to eat, followed by death, verses 17-19.

The saga continues today, different time, different  players, same result. Continuing into our tomorrows, only with greater intensity.

In the New Testament blasphemy is further developed in Mark 3:29. Where we read, “But he who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation.” For some centuries now blasphemy has taken new twists and turns. By people claiming to have the ability to forgive sin (priests). It occurs, when someone claims to be standing in the place of God. It’s what helped to launch the protestant reformation. Along with the catholic church denying non-clergy to right read the scriptures.

That was the crime that Jesus was accused of committing. Because he said, that He and the Father were one, John 10:30. Immediately stones were taken up to stone him, John 10:31. Because these Jewish scholars understood the law laid down in Exodus 20:7. No person on earth can act as a substitute for God. Such an act is to take and use God’s name in vain which violates the fourth commandment of the ten. So these Jewish scholars said this to Jesus, “For a good work, we stone you not, but for blasphemy and because you being a man, make yourself God, John 10:33. It is clearly recorded that only God can forgive sins, if any institution or person claims that ability it’s blasphemy, Mark 2:7.

Jesus in His defense unequivocally signaled a change would occur, when He said, “But that you might know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins.” Mark 2:10.

But that remained a mystery until God through the Apostle Paul explained that mystery through the course of his writings. Because of that mystery, and the revealing of the Holy Spirit. In accordance with the fourth commandment. Any institution, or person to claim that authority commits blasphemy against God.

The same is accomplished, for remaining stuck in the teachings of the gospels. For example, Jesus is recorded as saying, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” John 3:16. Absolute truth, when said, not a truth for today. For today, more than belief in Jesus is needed. Although belief is also necessary.

Here is God’s formula for redemption today because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus. It’s our atonement for our sins today. “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God has raised Him the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation,” Romans 10:9-10. The aspects of recognizing His resurrection and who was responsible activates, Roman 10:11 which says, “Whoever believes on him Him will not be put to shame.”

During this church age economy don’t be tricked into thinking anything else is necessary for ones redemptive salvation. Which includes church membership, tithing or baptism. During the church economy it’s about choice not duty.

Hopefully taking the name of the LORD in vain, is better understood. Because the horrors of blasphemy against God, has of yet to fully manifest itself against humanity.

USA extinction hangs in the balance

 

Donald Trump extraordinaire of deception is not going to rescue America from oblivion. His past behaviors which he has proudly bragged about along with his public record dictates it is so.

Trump is the embodiment of one, who appears to be something he is not. Trump is a tyrant to be feared! Because he has fallen prey to forces beyond his control, who have empowered him. Casting long shadows of mistrust and suspicion globally which people sense but don’t how to react. Because darkness allows for no light.

it is what it is

 

Our need for sustainability is because it’s required that we mortal beings bless the LORD. See Psalms 103:1-5. Acknowledging His greatness as a independent sovereign being of incomprehensible honor and majesty to the human experience. Whose being must be seen as a sovereign clothed as light. Allowing mortals to see Him as a curtain stretched out like a curtain through out the heavens. It’s what makes star gazing so fascinating.

Making the stages of the Sun and Moon an intriguing curiosity because of their artistic maneuvering. Begging to be recognized by we mortals, as He dazzles us with their charms upon the water and through out the skies. A God who uses the wind, as His wings, as He globe travels. Using angelic beings as observable spirits seen as ministering flames of fire.

He did all that because He also laid the foundation of the earth, as a testimony that mortal insanity will never destroy the earth. With His majestic creation He embedded the earth with deep caverns holding the worlds waters, as His servants. Who at His pleasure the deep caverns of water stood above the mountains. And, yet at Your rebuke like the sound of thunder they fled their heights to their natural cavern containment’s. The great water ways of the world You have set for them boundaries that they must obey. Only with Your permission can they step outside of their habitats. From the mighty oceans to the twisting rivers and gentle springs all which nourish plant life and give quenching drink to other life forms.

It is said that the birds of heavens make their homes from these majestic water ways. All done by our Creator to serve the various needs of His creation. Serving a three fold purpose of a happiness, a sense of satisfaction and endurance.

He created trees as a place of residence for His birds all enjoying a particular type of tree called a nest. The same is so His four legged creatures. All governed by the moon, the sun and darkness as to how they govern their lives. They are hunters by night when man sleeps. When the sun brings forth its light, the pride of His creation man begins his labor until the cycle repeats itself.

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom You made them all. The earth is full of your possessions. This great and wide sea in which are innumerable teeming things, living things both small and great.

There are ships all about; there is that Leviathan which You have made to play there. Leviathan of apocalyptic lure alleged to be a monster of the sea and land. Perhaps Satan himself. Employing his monstrous traits upon Job. So Satan said to God, “Skin for skin! Yes all that a man has he will give for his life. So Satan went from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. See Job 2: 6-7.

The land that we dwell upon and the seas we sail are endangered by Leviathans. Alleged by many from Leviathan’s conversation with Jesus. See Mark 5:6-9.

Portions of discussion derived from Psalms 104:1-26.

religion a human made thing of nonsense

“Faith is believing what you know ain’t so,” and if Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be – a Christian,” so said Mark Twain. Why would Twain make such a statement of rebuke? Your rational is as good as mine, here’s mine. Christian’s stick their noses in the affairs of secularism where it doesn’t belong. Two brief examples. This padre declares it’s difficult to be a Christian and support the presidency of Donald Trump. Whose attitude and behaviors are everything but Christian. That is said because certain elements within Christendom asserted that Trump owns his presidency as a result of their support. Unfortunately, there is more truth than fiction to their claim. They voted for Trump because his political agenda served their perspectives for what society should look like. Which fits nicely into Twainism.

Next, the hot button issue of abortion. From this padre’s perspective such procedures should be between a woman and her Creator. And, the aforementioned element believes Trump will make it otherwise. Namely with the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice.

We live in a democratic republic where such issues are a matter of choice. Christendom should should be about the collective business of Christ. Which is to bring people into His family, and when that is done attitudes and behaviors change. This padre knows that to be statement of reality from experience. Note: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; old things pass away; BEHOLD, all things become new.” See 2 Corinthians 5:17

And, the aforementioned element which is evangelical Protestantism, especially Pentecostalism, is where those shoes shoes should be worn, and by so doing they would help reverse Twainism.

“Now to Him, who is able to keep you from stumbling. And, to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To God our Savior, who only is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever.” See Jude 24-25.

two guys same perspective

 

The voice said, “Cry out!” And he asked? “What shall I cry”? “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” See Isaiah 40:6-8.

“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. Because, all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man, as the flower of the grass. And its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever.” See 1 Peter 1:23-25.

the kill

 

From Harvey to Irma, we in the states had gotten a taste of ruination imposed by culprit’s, who held no personal grudges against its targets.

That’s not the case, when it comes to North Korea. Their campaign to destroy
the United States had its birth from Korean strong man, Kim Jong-un’ grandfather, Ko Young-hui.

As we all know, the world community is mostly happy, that for now, war seems to have been tabled between North Korea and the United States.

And as, we know, Trump, did what he does best which is beating the drums of his own praises. Promising that N.K., will become denuclearized delegating the details to his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. After all the Trump bragging, “I’m the best ever.” Seems like Trump’s bragging has amounted to nothingness. Just like his presidency. So the longer Trump remains in office the following is more likely to be the American experience.

North Korean, tyrant, Kim Jong-un is the epitome of perfect evil. And evil, will never surrenders its arsenal of maximum destruction and death. Unless it has something of equal or greater capabilities.

And, if that’s the case, North Korea will strike by pulsating the United States with exact precision targeting. No warning, no mess! Just the disabling of electronic girds. Which could disable, and destroying the nations military apparatus. Technically known as an Electromagnetic Pulse or EMP blast.

y u should avoid going 2 church

 

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he known them, because they are spiritually discerned.” See 1 Corinthians 2:14.

Unable to discern means that they are unable to see the difference between themselves and the people, who call themselves Christians. Perhaps that’s why everything Christian is all about foolishness. You have to look away from churched people. Because most of them are associated with conglomerates of entrepreneurs more interested in empire building than the causes of Jesus
Christ.

Maybe the following will be helpful. The Christ focused and centered life is real. Experience that life for yourself from the comfort of your own home.
Here’s how. Slowly, and carefully study, Romans 5:6-21, until you know that you have at least some awareness of what is being said to you.

Then go to Romans 10:9-10, and confirm in your heart through your mouth what you have read. Wait awhile, maybe a few hours or so. Then turn to, 2 Corinthians 5:17, and discover the new you.

After embracing Christ, the next morning, I knew something was very different about me. I was in a very confined environment which didn’t allow for maneuverability. So I couldn’t go anywhere, had to stay put. But I had a Bible, and eventually I came across, 2 Corinthians 5:17. BINGO!

Hopefully, everyone knows what BINGO means. You don’t have to go to church. It’s suggested that you avoid such institutions. Because, few are palaces of truth, for reasons aforementioned.

But, you need to grow spiritually. So its suggested you study your Bible at home. Start you journey by studying the Apostle Paul’s writings. Starting with the book of Romans concluding with the book of Philemon. Again its suggested, study those books slowly and in a careful manner. Takes notes, and ask yourself questions with a determination that beings about answers.

When, your comfortable with your growth tackle the book of Acts in the same manner. This Padre believes Paul also wrote the book of Acts.

It might be helpful to start a Bible study group within your home adhering to the above suggestions. Overtime you, and your study partners might become lampstands, who encounter angelic experiences. Fully able to enjoy Jesus in your midst. See Revelation 1:20 and Revelation 1:13.

stuff this in ur pipe and smoke it

 

When it comes to Israel, hate is the byword. Some might wonder, if there is enough hate to go elsewhere. Scoundrel’s have been Jew hating for centuries. Reaching the world stage today. In Gaza, with Palestinian’s wanting what isn’t their’s. And guaranteed, never to get what they want. So they’ve joined the drum beat of one unified goal which always has been and will always be. Eradicate the Jew from the face of the earth. One Jew nemesis disappears from the face of the earth and another appears.

Prompting one Hebrew to ask this question on behalf of the Jews. Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed saying, let us break their bonds in pieces. And cast away, their cords from us.” See Psalms 2:1-3.

It is never, never and never going to happen. Because Jesus, said so! Jesus was talking about the parable of the fig tree. Declaring, “Assuredly, I say unto you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” See Matthew 24:34-36.

Exegesis. The word generation in the Greek is Genea and means race. Meaning, the Jews, as a race, and thus their nation will never pass away.

No matter what the odds are against them. In a United Nations, resolution, the world body by nations voted 106 to 7, condemning Israel for defending its borders. Such a vote means nothing because God has and will always defend Israel from obliteration.

gone in a flash usa

 

Biblical theorist of gloom and doom, have long seen four kingdoms and a federation European nations, as power houses for ending the world as we know it. Who are magically influenced by a sleazy trio of characters, who they say are destined for a place called the bottomless pit.

Standing in their way is a mighty kingdom called the United States. On no ones radar screen is an emerging power house called North Korea. Who just might have the capability to obliterate, Donald Trumps, United States. Few ever suspect that North Korea has the capability to do that.

Now that the war of insults between the United States and North Korea has turned into hand shakes and hugs. The worlds atmosphere is suspected to remain free from nuclear radiation. And as we all know, Donald Trump is busy gloating that the Korean peninsula will be denuclearized because of his ability, as a deal maker. Wrong because evil never surrenders to light!

But if, North Korea gives up it nukes, it’ll be because they have a superior and thus a more powerful weapon. Nations suspect that nuclear warfare today is a sure way to experience the nuclear death of their own nation.

North Korea just might EMP old glory with nuclear pulsations. Who perhaps has outlived its usefulness on the world scene.

Here’s what the experts warn us about a nuclear electromagnetic pulse detonation. If detonated 19 miles above a certain body of states, a number of them would experience consequences greater than the nuclear bombs the United States dropped on Japan.

Higher atmospheric detonation guarantees greater destruction. And if detonated 294 miles above the earth that would cripple most, if not all of the United States.

North Korea has a formidable military apparatus such as submarines. Which could easily penetrate U.S. territorial waters because its electrical grid had been wiped out. And from those waters, launch nuclear missiles coast to coast. Making the United States a fading memory.

donald trump and the post turtle

 

Two politicians were taking a hike, one a useless democrat named Chuck Schumer, the democratic minority leader in the senate. The other equally useless, the republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell.

When they came upon a rancher building a fence, so they stopped because they noticed that his hands were the hands of a working man accustomed to earning his living from a honest day of hard work. Something neither senator knew much about.

So they struck up a conversation with the rancher which allowed the rancher to discover that these were the two of the many in the congress, who were responsible for the working peoples misery. Now the rancher thought that he would drive a point into the conscience of these two politicians. But wondering, if they had a conscience. So the rancher said, “You know President Trump reminds me of a post turtle.”

Unfamiliar with the expression, the senators asked the rancher what he meant. The rancher replied, “When you are driving down a country road, and you come upon a fence with a turtle balanced upon the post.”

The rancher saw the puzzled look upon the faces of the two senators. So he said to the two senators, “You know that the turtle did not get on top of that post by himself.” The rancher continued, “He does not belong up there, and the turtle does not know what to do while he is on top of that post.” Putting his hands on his hips, the rancher said, “You have to wonder what kind of a morons put him there in the first place.”

With that that Chuck managed a laugh and slapped Harry on the back. But Harry was not so amused, but he responded, “Come on Chuck, lets get back to Washington. We have more misery to dish out.” Thinking to himself, we got to hurry before the President discovers that he is like that turtle on a post. The more Harry thought about the ranchers analogy, the more he feared the reality. Knowing that working Americans were beginning to understand the presidency of Mr. Trump. Worse yet, he knew the people were also beginning to see the congress for what it really was, a useless institution in the service of the people. (Source:Patriot Humor-but modified by this writer to serve as political satire).

the donald trump syndrome

 

A lion and a wild ass were hunting. The lion using his strength and the ass his swiftness of foot. When they had caught a number of animals the lion divided them into lots. “I’ll take the first lot,” he said, “Because as King, I hold the highest rank; and the second one, as your equal partner. As for this third one, it will bring you into serious trouble unless you choose to make yourself scarce.”

Whatever a person undertakes, they should estimate their capacity according to their own powers, and not enter into an alliance to tie themselves up with people, who are to strong for them. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Lions Share”)

Their is a character who roams the land, who is characterized as a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour. How does this occur one might ask? Because we humans wouldn’t make such an alliance, just to be devoured. It’s done through a specialized skill, called deception.

All with a scriptural bases starting with our roaming lion were we are introduced from the get go to a detour from such alliances. Where we find this reference, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil roams about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” 1 Peter 5:8. Accomplished through a intoxicating dose of deception, “… who deceives the whole world …,” Revelation 12:9. Giving us a world that looks like this, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. But in the end it plays out this way, “I the Lord search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every person according to their ways, according to the fruits of their doings,” Jeremiah 17:10.

Life is a struggle with all kinds of lion like scams. Designed which at best, at the end might suggest the making of yourself scarce. But there is a way for avoidance outside of being sober and vigilant. Which is to depend upon the following, “Direct my steps by your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man. That I may keep your precepts,” Psalms 119:133-34.

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain, daughter of, Sen. John McCain, brought the nation to tears, as she gave a powerful remembrance of her father at his funeral.

Meghan undressed, Trump, for what he is, “A useless self serving creature, who is good at one thing which is the undermining American values of decency and courage.” Going on to characterizing, Trump, “As a man of opportunistic appropriations and cheap rhetoric. A man, who will never come near to the sacrifice her father gave so willingly.”

With the inherited decency from her father she tossed Trump an olive branch. Saying, “As long as he can draw breath to breathe he has a chance to live up to the example of John McCain.”

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” See 1 Corinthians 9:24. All the clergy officiating at John McCain’s funeral pronounced that the Senator had obtained the prize. Maybe so, maybe not! Review yesterdays discussion in order to learn what it takes to obtain the prize.

John McCain when honor does not matter

The reality of death brings with it an internal innateness which is not established by conditioning or learning. It’s just there within us and feared by most, if not all of us. It’s that lingering fear of the unknown. It’s even within those pestering insects. Try killing one of them and it’ll scamper to avoid the sting of death.

As we all know, Sen. John McCain, made that journey from the known to the unknown. So were is that place of the unknown, where, Sen. John McCain, is as an aware functioning being? Somewhere beneath us one suspects.

So here is a journey of worthy of the readers attention. Because most likely, you will make that journey.

First a foremost, we are triune beings. Consisting of a body that houses our spirit and soul. We are told that upon death the spirit returns to God, who gave it. See Ecclesiastes 12:7b. As for the body, this is recorded, You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. See Ecclesiastes 12:7a; Psalms 104:29b. The soul represents our awareness of what it means to be human. Upon death it is transported to Hades, translated meaning the grave. And that is where, Sen. John McCain is residing, for now.

Jesus taught a truth for illustrative purposes. Comparing two people one who had everything admirable and the other who had nothing. Here is what we know about Hades, the grave. It’s compartmentalized. Both men died. The person of accomplishment was tormented and begged for water. While the other man existed, in comfort. Furthermore, we learn that the parties are aware of each other. But there is a great gulf separating them which will not allow them to escape, or the comforted to help them.

But there is astute awareness with ability to reason and communicate. He begs that that the unaccompished man be allowed to warn his brothers of the dangers they face, if they also come to this place of torment.

He is told that bringing one back from the dead will not cause them to repent. You can read the full account about death and the afterlife at, Luke 16: 19-31.

Here is what you need to understand. Sen. John McCain is on one side of that gulf or the other side. It’s not about the haves and have not’s. It’s about repentance. Sen. John McCain’s residency in Hades is based solely upon the following scriptures. And those scriptures apply to you and me, excluding no one. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” See Romans 10:9-10.

Hades, the grave, is not the end of the process for this is recorded. This was said by Jesus, “Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in their graves will hear His voice. And come forth, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those, who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation.” See John 5:28-29.

It doesn’t end there, “For since by one man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each in his own order, Christ the firstfruits, afterwards those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign to till He puts all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.” See 1 Corinthians 15:21-26.

Charley the Wal-Mart greeter

 

Charley, a new retiree greater at Wal-mart couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5,10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company.

One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. “Charlie, I have to tell you. I like your work ethic, you do a fantastic job, but your being late so often is bothersome. I know you’re retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say, if you came in late there?”

They said, “Good morning, General, coffee this morning sir?” (source:Patriot Humor)

a new climate for national security

 

“Climate change will cause droughts, floods, extreme weather events, crop failure, acidic oceans, fishery collapse, starvation, and disease.

This will cause conflict over scare resources, and mass migration by people in search of security, and the essentials of life.

Which will lead to sustained natural and humanitarian disasters on a scale, and at a frequency far beyond those we see today.

When populations get desperate, the likelihood of military conflicts goes up, and the more the instability, the more likely the pressure to use our military,” Vice Admiral, Dennis V. McGinn, USN (retired) Special to the St. Petersburg Times, section P, Sunday, 20 Sept 09

Preceding Vice Admiral McGinn by centuries came the whispering voice of Jesus Christ. Whispered because so few take His warnings seriously, resulting in the nations woes. Who said, “For nations shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences and earthquakes, in various places,” Matthew 24:7.

And when, a time might come that some may think the worse is behind us, it gets worse. Especially for those of us who are faithful to Jesus Christ. We find these words from the source of all knowledge. “All these are the beginnings of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:8-9.

Briefly, this is what it’s all about. Western civilizations for centuries had placed an emphasize on the teachings from the word of God. Incorporating the words of the Ten Commandments to shape the legal frame work of their national laws for both moral and social stability. And when the United States was born, our nation became a Christian nation by honoring and practicing the biblical history of the well established Judeo-Christian heritage. But that is all becoming distant history for the world community, including the United States. And as most can sense, there is a serious turn to despise everything and everybody associated with Jesus Christ.

Causing this effect,”And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets, shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound (acceptance of non-Christ like behaviors), the love of many shall grow cold (the practice of Christ like virtues),” Matthew 24:10-12. But, they that endure unto the end shall be saved. Because of this determination against all adversity, “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 24:13-14.