Dreams to live hope to give

The previous day was a very busy day for Jesus. In total, Jesus used fifteen different stories to illustrate His various doctrines. This padre touched upon one of them by discussing the saga of the landowner.

So here is another one, and it’s important because there Jesus clearly draws the line. Making it very clear, concerning some of what he expects Christians to accomplish. It is referred to as the parable of the sheep and the goats. For discussion purposes it can be tagged as, dreams to live and hope to give.

It is significant for reasons other than Christian service to the community. It is the last time that Jesus would visit the temple. Soon thereafter, the Hebrew law would be set aside, and the age of grace would be offered to the world community.

For years, I have been very fond of an acronym for grace. It is the featured event of Holy Week, but one would never think so with the emphasis on new clothes, colored eggs, and chocolate bunnies. A disgrace to the holiness of Holy Week. The acronym is as follows. for “g” God, “r” Riches, “a” At, “c” Christ, “e” Expense.” The central message of Holy Week but not the only message of importance.

The known world at the time of Christ was to experience the most phenomenal event in world history. The ushering in and the establishment of Christianity. Only to be followed by yet another phenomenal event. Recorded in Revelation 19:15, “He will smite the nations ruling them with a rod of iron.” With the grand climax occurring as pronounced in Matthew 25:34. “….Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

That folks is the complete history of Holy Week and the age of grace. It’s what we Christ followers have to look forward to, when we walk the talk and when necessary pay the price. Perhaps to experience contempt, prosecutions, jail and even death.

What we do not know is, when will Jesus end the madness, of and, between the nations? And when will the blessed of His Father, inherit the promised kingdom? What we do know is that turbulent times will come into existence. Sometime during the later part of the age of the church and beyond.

Making it virtually impossible for rational states to exist and govern from a perspective of sanity. Mainly because the multiple swirling of catastrophic events. Pandemics such as COVID-19. Resulting with their own life defying complications.

But as time proceeds other pandemics will torture humanity, “In those days people will seek death, and will not find it. They will desire to die, but death will flee from them.” Scriptural text: Revelation 9:6.

Causing unemployment, starvation and clean water shortages. Including unprecedented powerful earthquakes hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and droughts because of global warming. Is it any wonder that we’ll find humanity begging that death might capture them?

The last message Jesus delivered at the temple set the standard for Christian behavior. Jesus said that failure to preform this duty would have serious consequences. So adamant was Jesus that He promised to someday gather the people of all nations to a summit at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. In Matthew 25:32.

Jesus compared this summit as a division between sheep and goats. There they would have to give an account for their successes or failures. The sheep are the righteous for they honored their Christian responsibility while the goats failed.

The reward the sheep experience is recorded in Matthew 25:34. With the King saying to the sheep. “Come you, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Why? “Hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick, imprisoned, and you provided for My basic survival needs,” verses 35-36. They asked, “When did we do this?” verses 37-39, Jesus answered, “… inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it to me,” verse 40. This section should be read in conjunction with yesterday’s discussion, “The economics of Holy Week.”

The experience of the goats is recorded in verses 41-46. They wanted to know from Jesus when had they failed. Jesus simply answered. Failure to provide for the peoples basic needs for survival is the same as not doing it for Me. The goats will go away into everlasting punishment. While the sheep, experience life eternal.

Envision our Christ like responsibility as a series of necessities  to accomplished. We must pattern our lives after His. And, with determination execute the aforementioned directives  Jesus demanded of His sheep.

Not as duty, but as passionate love for those in need. For all Christians, it should encompass our lives daily. One person at a time and one issue at a time. Done without a lot of noise or notice. Especially, with issues, which usually represented projects of some sort of controversy.

The Christ reference to “imprisonment,” verse 36, has caused this Padre to speculate on what was meant by that expression. Concluding that those behind bars should be visited. But the deeper metaphorical meaning is represented by people, imprisoned by life’s cruel circumstances, verse 40. Some self inflicted and others by circumstances beyond their control.

As Christ followers, we should look for opportunities to offer hope. Remember, hope to give. Done with no noise or notice just hope from those with dreams to live. The point being that it is something all Christ followers can do. Few of us can change the world, but all of us can help a little.

This day in the life of Jesus moves on with it being a day of teaching. Making it a rather peaceful day for Jesus. But, not for the religious leaders. One can only imagine how Jesus upset them. Talking about setting aside their law dating back hundreds of years. This talk about everlasting life or eternal punishment. Jesus claiming foreknowledge of His death. But the death would only be temporary because of His resurrection, ascension to to be with His Father, later to return and establish a kingdom on earth.

Wow! they must have concluded. This is the talk of a crazy man who is becoming more dangerous to the existing establishment. They must have thought, if this continues there may well be a revolution.

A successful revolution was possible they thought. Because more, and more people were siding with Jesus. What to do, they wondered. With the high priest Caiaphas presiding they concluded that they would have to capture Jesus by surprise and kill Him, Matthew 26:2-4.

But they would have to over come a major hurdle because it was nearing passover. And they did not want to further enrage the people. They would need assistance, and the assistance they would receive would came from the inside. One by betrayal and the other by denial which in itself is picturesque. Meaning His sheep with dreams to live and hope to give can expect adversity to strike from the unexpected.

People are needed especially those who want to change the world the Christ way. In the previous discussions it was suggested that it could be accomplished by up setting the apple cart. Implementing the duality of Matthew 21:41,… destroy those wicked men and create a new vineyard where economic justice is a justice of the work force.

For this discussion changing the world the Christ way is offering dreams to live and hope to give. All in accordance with Matthew 25:37-40.

This Padre duly ordained and having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore without membership.

economics of Holy Week

After yesterdays work, Jesus returned to Bethany to stay with Mary. Mary was a close confidant of Jesus. Mary seemed to have an intuition as to what Jesus needed. This created a certain amount of jealousy among the disciples. It also seems to have been the determining factor as to why Judas betrayed Jesus.

After a good nights rest Jesus returned to Jerusalem, where He spent most of the day in the temple teaching. He liked to tell illustrative stories that often had two meanings. Which interesting enough can be applied to American economics. He told a number of them that day. For this discussion, one of those stories will be presented.

Jesus tells the story of a property owner. The owner developed the property, and then leased the property to some farmers. Apparently, this particular property owner was a person of considerable wealth. As he lived a distance from that property, perhaps in another country.

When the time was right, he sent his employees to collect his compensation from the rent of his land. But the employees upon arriving, encountered some tragedies.

That did not please the property owner. So he dispatched a larger contingency of employees, who met the same fate.

Determined to get what he considered fair compensation from his investment. He decided to send his son. Thinking that they would respect him because he was heir to his fortune and most likely a powerful and influential man himself. Concluding that hurting the son would result in swift judgment upon the farmers by the authorities.

America the beautiful, that’s the history of democracy. Crush the workers equity for the sake of the profiteers. Corporate conglomerates, U.S. presidency’s  and congresses. Supported by the nations judiciary. All aided and abetted by lobbyist for centuries. In the early days property owners used slave labor to build their farms and toil their lands. And if the slaves ran away, and were caught they severely punished.

That did not deter the farmers. Upon hearing that the owner was sending his son. They conspired among themselves, as to how they might kill him and seize his inheritance. When the opportunity presented itself, they murdered the son.

Jesus then asked those gathered in the temple, what they thought the lord or owner would do to those farmers? They answered Jesus, saying that the owner will, “Miserably destroy those wicked men, and will lease his vineyard to other farmers, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.” (cp. Matthew 21:33-41).

The question Jesus asked, and the answer, is the most profound q/a of social economic realities in the history of labor relations. No matter how ancient or modern because it has and always will be the intent of capitalist to crush the workers. The church is the answer to such abusive behavior. But, the church for the most part is impotent concerning the issues of economic fairness.

Contrast that with the Holy Week Jesus walked, with the Holy Week most churches are presenting about His walk. And it is absent His struggles against unfair secular, and meaningless religious institutions.

Churches should pay taxes on the income they earn during worship services. They should also pay property taxes. All of that money should go to help the poor in the area’s of housing, food, childcare and healthcare. For means of income churches should sell church memberships. Weddings, and baptisms should also be taxed. All that might help unite America, as opposed to the current effect of dividing America

Jesus was a constant critic of economics. From the above story, he does not condemn the earning of money or reaping the profits from investments. It is about the lack of fairness that is central to the story. There is something about fairness or the lack thereof in economics that undresses people. Jesus said, “Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.” (cp. Matthew 7:20), Which allows us to discover true character, whether its that of the collective group of economic conglomerates, who care only about profits for themselves, or that of individuals, who want a fair share of those profits. Because after all, people are the ones, who make the nations varied vineyards productive.

From the history Jesus shared about the householders and the farmers. Their opposing struggles, are one for excessive profits, and the other for economic justice. A fair dollar, for a fair hour of work. Failure to do so results in stealing from the workers. In the lifetime of Jesus and in ours too. Denying economic fairness to the workforce, is the story of labor history. It is filled with beatings, stoning and even murders.

A close examination of Genesis 3:19 would indicate that God instituted the first economic system on earth. By your sweat and labor you will earn a living, penned Moses.

Carried over into this story and taught in the temple. It is a story about economic fairness. The farmers represent today’s work force. Being taken advantage of by the householder, today’s corporate conglomerates. and their government. Who by denying the farmers today’s workforce a fair share in the market place of economics. (cp. Matthew 21:33).

Also according to, Matthew 21:33, the landowner makes available his land for the farming of fruit. With the corporate conglomerates as landowners refusing to equitably share the profits with the farmers or workforce. When the landowner seeks his compensation from his investment, it is refused. (cp. Matthew 21:34-35). That could have been the worlds first organized strike strategy taught by Jesus. No wonder they wanted Jesus dead.

As was, discovered from my discussion yesterday. Better is the way of unfairness, and even death, then to let the ways of Jesus and his teachings prevail. We the people should continuously yell, Hosanna meaning Jesus liberate us!

One application, among many, for our Christ parable is the soaring costs for survival. Today we should refuse to pay those conglomerates what they consider fair compensation for making their products available to the buying public.

There are many ways to do this. One way is to buy only what’s absolutely necessary. Plan your business, so that it becomes unnecessary to add extra miles because something was forgotten.

Some have dollar limits on certain purchases like gasoline. They find themselves spending less because they have put limits on their weekly millage. For them, they have saved a considerable amount of money. While refusing the gasoline conglomerates, what they would prefer to collect from them. To each their own. But all drivers need to take some course of action to cripple these gasoline conglomerates. As they say, it be us or them baby! Some driver’s prefer that it is them! Don’t be tricked by falling gas prices. None of those oil conglomerates are starving or going naked.

And the same tactics, with adjustments, can be applied to all the other reckless profiteers. Which includes all levels governments whether local, state or the feds.

Think not! That reckless taxation is not reckless profiteering. For this scenario, they represent the landowners and we the people the farmers. As the farmers in the story resisted, we to need to resist, and kill the householder economically.

The crippling power of the strike accomplishes miracles for the paycheck with much forbearance over time. But the farmers, must be united. In today’s world the landowners have killed the farmers, sorry state of affairs it is!

For the timid, organize work slow downs and called absences because of fair the weather flu. Like the occasional nation wide bravery of fast food chain employees. All such behaviors contribute to killing the landowners. Absent the violence by the farmers because the farmers can not inherit their due inheritance. If the landowner, is completely destroyed by the farmers. Generally, just the right mix of non-violent violence will do what is necessary.

For all my anti-union readers out there, have you ever noticed that your bosses are often the perfect persona of the Christ image of a landowner by being anti-union? Why? Simple answer for oppressive and controlling reasons. Mostly centered around low wages and benefits.

Don’t buy their argument, we can’t afford to pay more. We’re so broke that we have to cut your benefits. They have money to give outrageous bonuses to those within landowner hierarchy. And, lots of money to spend cloning politicians. Who then write laws at both the state and federal levels, that cripple the farmers. Wake up fellow farmers and fight for your inheritance.

Remember the Christ way is not easy but it is a necessary way. It’s all about changing yourself, so you can change your world.

Then the landowner errors again, but still determined to rob the farmers, he sends his son, who suffers the loss of his life. (cp. Matthew 21:36-39).

That is the history of capitalistic economics. No matter how oppressive it is to the farmers with suppressed salaries, and other consumer costs.

Corporate landowner profiteering will rebound with the war cry of Matthew 21:41, … destroy those wicked farmers the toiling workers of America. And create a new vineyard where economic injustice will again prevail.

Which is exactly what has occurred with one presidential election after another. Including of course every congressional election. American politics is all about the rescue of those collective landowners at the expense of the farmers, the tax payers.

For awhile they will prevail, as this is their kingdom, the kingdom of the ungodly. The farmers or workforce are its captives because of Genesis 3:19, which teaches, by your sweat and labor you will earn a living.

As did Christ, we should continue to resist such unfairness and fight for economic equality. That is the desired outcome of the worlds first economic system instituted by God and as recorded in Genesis 3:19

This is what we Christians call Holy Week. It commemorates the work, suffering, death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. (cp. Matthew 21:42). It’s what we Christians need to cling to. Jesus said to them, “Have you not read the scriptures, Psalms 118:22-23, “The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the head of the corner; this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

Suggesting that Christ is the corner stone that holds the foundation of resistance together. And indeed, it should be marvelous in the eyes of the Christ community. Life with its varied adversities does not always play out as we would like. But they will play out according to God’s plan.

Because He is the corner stone, that holds our foundation together. The ultimate victory is ours through that marvelous corner stone for whom this week commemorates. His work, suffering a brutal murder and then a victorious resurrection. The very foundation that will usher in His kingdom on earth, someday in the future.

As we pass through a world that knows no fairness because it is not the world of God’s kingdom. The Christian community is redeemed by the sacrificial slaughter of Jesus Christ, Revelation 19:11-16. Which reads, “And I saw heaven open and, behold, a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and makes war.”

His eyes were like a flame of fire, And on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written that no man knew, but He Himself.”

“And He was clothed with a vesture (His body crucified) dipped in blood; and His name was called the Word of God.”

“And the armies that were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”

“And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He will smite the nations, and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press with the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”

“And He had on His written and on His thigh His name, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

This Messianic promise is our experience today because we were made clean by His body being covered with blood. The very WORD of GOD, verse thirteen. With our futures being secured in His victorious return to earth. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 19:14-16).

The Christ message of Holy Week is twofold. Change your yourself and change your world. It starts with self. Renouncing behaviors opposed to the teachings of Christ. Then embrace His exhortation for newness of life. Then taking up the cause of the cross, for a work place of justice. Then your life, and work will take on new meaning. Keeping in mind our Chief cornerstone is available to help those now, who want to change the world the Christ way. By upsetting the apple cart by reversing the war orders of all economic oppressors found in Matthew 21:41 … destroy those wicked men and create a new vineyard where economic justice is a justice of the work force.

This Padre duly ordained and having a degree in political science is available to address secular Americans, as organizes groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional through to the corridors of issues seldom discussed.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

Not in my Father’s house

Here we are a short time after Palm Sunday. Jesus on this day in history, is still in Jerusalem, and enters the temple, the Jewish house of worship. There he discovered that the temple had become a place of commerce. With great indignation, He astonishes everyone!

Driving everyone out of the temple of God that either sold or bought. Charging the entrepreneur’s, as money changers and overthrowing their tables. Admonishing them saying that His house was a house of prayer, but that they had turned it into a “den of thieves!” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:12-13).

Suggesting that commerce was more important to the religious authorities than providing for the needs of the people. A condition that haunts and plagues Christianity today. A reading of the gospels combined with the gnostic gospels shows a Christ, who cared little about profit. His interest was about providing for there spiritual and economic needs.

In, Matthew 21:14, we see Jesus caring for the ordinary needs of the people. With the children responding saying, Hosanna (meaning liberate us) to the son of David! Instead of the community hierarchy being pleased they became indignant, Matthew 21:15.

Nothing has changed to this day. If it had, everything would be very different. Christianity for the most part in America is, and always has been about capitalistic profits and oppression of ordinary people. The Christ, whose life we commemorate, paraded a different commemoration one of spiritual and economic liberation from the power brokers.

That was just one event in a day most likely filled with other confrontations with the societies hierarchy. But if, it was the only event recorded for us on that day. Perhaps it was because it filled His day. It was a full days work. Condemning greed, and self serving interest is always a hard days work.

What are we to make of these contradiction between Jesus and the societies hierarchy? The short answer is that the Christ of the gospels had nothing in common with the societies hierarchy. They were self serving their own interest, for the sake of power, and influence in the time of Jesus. It has not changed in our twenty first century.

The Christ we saw in Matthew was a man capable of anger. Willing to act upon that anger. Angry because money was more important than the practical needs of the people.

The function of modern day Christendom should be two fold. First, we should be humble change makers, and out of necessity destroy the power structures that denies the people their every day substance.

Not meaning welfare dependency, but rather a fair market place for people, who know the meaning of Genesis 3:19, your substance results from your labor and sweat. Meaning a livable wage pegged to inflation. So that when prices rise, so do wages.

The government, and the nations corporate conglomerates have fought such notions forcefully and successfully. The body of Christ should labor in like manner to reverse the evil they have inflicted upon working people.

But a great problem exists, because many churches today would join the government, and corporate America in opposing such fairness. Putting them among those whom Jesus declared to be householders with the den of thieves Jesus chased away.

Resulting in the few, who know the purpose of Christendom to retreat in order to be regenerated spiritually for tomorrows battles. The Christ message is change yourself and then change your world – neither is simple.

This Padre duly ordained and having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

7 days that changed the world

It is not very often that a person graces this world with their presences. Then, 2000 years later His presences here is still memorialized. And memorialized, for a full week with our memorizing of Jesus completely altering community life. With public schools being closed. Churches conducting nightly pilgrimages. By high lighting the events of Holy Week leading up to Resurrection Sunday.

There was a time in America that on the day His execution, businesses closed from 12-3, some stayed closed. The nation had blue laws then, with businesses being closed on Sunday the Lord’s day. Except for area restaurants.

America was a far different country then. A Christ honoring, and a God fearing people. Proud to recite the Lord’s prayer through out the public arena. Pledging allegiance to the flag, as an honor and not a duty. With a the nation being rewarded with prosperity and military superiority by that mysterious hand of the Almighty. Earning America global respect and fear.

That was yesterday, today it’s very different, and all to the shame of the church. The church will have to answer for its treachery. Because, of the nations tumble from greatness, to mediocracy, then to nothingness which was, and is, the fault of the church.

The Christ being paraded across America today is not the Jesus of those distant yesterdays nor of the New Testament. The tributes being paid to Him this entire week distorts His greatness and His mission. Because to associate Jesus with entrepreneurialism as a mechanism for profits over a thing called Easter, is pure blasphemy. With blasphemy being behaviors by which people or nations think that they can replace God’s edicts with their own.

There are many ways for a people to curse God today and thus die because they have committed the sin of blasphemy. And, it’s suggested that the world chaos manifesting itself in numerous ways today. And within the United States is occurring because the world, and the United States insists upon committing the sin of blasphemy against Jesus.

Scriptures teach that the United States was destined through the sons of Joseph to represent the purpose and mission of God upon this earth. As history moves forward, America falls further away from that cause and mission.

A prime example is the legalization of same sex marriages. And complete acceptance of the LGBTQ communities agenda. Which is blasphemy according to our scriptures, as recorded in Leviticus 20:13. Where we find this law from God, “If a man lies with a male, as he lies with a woman, both have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.”

That was a practice under the Mosaic law. But not, a sanctioned behavior during Christendoms existence. Vengeance belongs to God Almighty.

However the same truth is found in, Romans 1:24-28, but the remedy is different. It was penned by the Apostle Paul, the greatest churchman to have ever lived. During his lifetime he experienced much opposition from the original disciples of Jesus. Despite the resurrection of Jesus, they continued to observe the Jewish rituals of Judaism. Paul persevered preaching Christ crucified and resurrected. They did not. We owe the commemoration of resurrection Sunday to historic battles Paul fought.

Because the church has allowed the government to sanction homosexuality. This great nation is being put to death, and their blood is falling upon all of us and for generations to come. Until the church, God’s instrument rises up to end such blasphemy against our God. If you want to know what marriage is all about examine the following scriptures, Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6 and Ephesians 5:31.

Jesus Christ, was the worlds greatest and most effective revolutionary. He challenged the religious and political authorities of His time and condemned them. To save America, so should the body of Christ, His church. Instead today, Jesus is presented as one with the state. The two are not compatible and have nothing in common! So, read upcoming discussions and get a glimpse of a very different Jesus.

The day prior to entering Jerusalem. Which was the day before Palm Sunday, named after the occurrence recorded, John 12:12-13. The people took branches of palm trees, and went to meet Jesus because they had heard He was on His way to Jerusalem. So they cried expressions of suffering, saying, “Hosanna,” meaning liberate us while carrying and waving their palm branches.

They wanted a spiritual revolution! They got theirs and we need ours. America will only be changed through a spiritual revolution. A revolution announcing that mortal people can not succeed without honoring the Man of the season, Jesus Christ.

Jesus went to Bethany which was a short distance to the East of the city. He went there to have dinner with close friends. His learned that His friend Lazarus was sick and later died. Jesus did not pay much attention to the news of his death. He dined with the sisters of Lazarus, Martha and Mary. Both were close confidants of Jesus, with Mary being very special.

Perhaps His wife according to the gnostic gospels. And Mary from the gnostic gospels kept the men together, and gave them purpose after the murder of Jesus. And of course the male dominated church has always minimized the spiritual gifts of woman. Adhering only to the writings of the King James Bible put together by mortal men, note, John 21:25. Let me O! Lord associate with gallant women and the world will be changed.

With Lazarus now dead four days. Both Martha, and Mary were very upset because they thought, if Jesus had arrived sooner Lazarus would not have died. Jesus accompanies the women to the grave sight. There He weeps! The stone was removed from the grave, and Jesus commanded, “Lazarus come forth!” He that was dead came forth. Jesus gave instructions directing that the grave clothes be removed. This account is described in John chapter eleven.

There is something peculiar about Christianity. Many people reject the message and mission of Jesus, unless they can associate miracles with his teachings. It apparently was that way during His lifetime. Because it was reported that many people believed in Jesus, because Jesus said, “Lazarus come forth.” And he, that was dead came forth. With many having seen the miracle He preformed, now believed, John 11:43-45.

But it had a secondary effect, the religious authorities feared that the Romans would come, and prohibit their clerical duties, and maybe destroying Jerusalem because of Jesus, verse 48, John eleven. So they decided that Jesus must be murdered, verse 53, John eleven.

The miracle of Lazarus being dead four days, John 11:39, and returning to life, John 11: 43-44, does not occur today. But there are medical similarities occurring  before our eyes today. They stand as evidence traceable to the abilities of Jesus.

Causing modern society to recognize that bringing the dead back to life is a miracles in itself. Will the medical community reach the thresh hold reached by Jesus?

How likely is it they’ll be able to return life to the deceased dead 96 hours? If it should occur, it’s a signal from Jesus. Life, and death is a process of Divine Providence. Granting mortals such gifts is beyond human comprehension. Allowed no doubt, as a means that humanity would give humble reverence to Jesus Christ. The source of all human achievements. Giving undeniable credibility to biblical accomplishments during the life of Christ.

We’ll see greater hate for the Jews. And that hate will be focused on Jerusalem. Significant armies, of the world community will attack Jerusalem. Maybe led by the once again revived Roman Empire, a future ten state empire of our modern day European Union states. Perhaps led by an Assyrian king, from Germany. Done in conjunction with the Muslim Arab world. And an unlikely federation of nations from Russia, China and Iran. Mission obliterate the Jews as a people, and the state of Israel from the face of the world.

The Christian West once a powerful federation of states in itself will have disintegrated into the rubbish of nothingness. Perhaps by Daesh, the unstoppable armies of Muhammad for the glory of Allah. The United States will have been obliterated. Russian hacking into our electronic systems to influence U.S. elections turns out be real.

That perhaps represented  their experimental probing to eventually disable our electronic communications systems of operation and communications. Using for the first time drone driven submarines to launch nuclear weapons at targeted targets. Making the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor on, 07 December 1942, look like child’s play.

Meanwhile, Daesh is here emerging from their many, Trojan Horses, better known as mosques. Wiping out key infrastructures at will. Hunting down, and beheading members of the U.S. Congress. The president, and his cabinet has been beheaded in public. Along with all Supreme Court justices. The U.S. citizenry will have been so completely terrorized that there isn’t any will to resist.

Here is why Israel will again experience even greater horrific times. The high priest, Caiaphas said to his fellow priests. “You know nothing at all,” John 11:49. In the same chapter he said, “Consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, so that the whole nation doesn’t perish,” verse fifty.

Israel still rejects the Messianic message of Jesus. The consequences of that rejection may well spill over onto the world scene. Resulting in some very volatile times for the world community. And, it’s playing out on the world scene today. Meaning kill Israel! As it would be more expedient for one nation to die, so that the whole world does not perish.

In John 11:25-26, just prior to returning life to Lazarus Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” That is the Palm Sunday message and the message of Holy Week, which should be the most celebrated week of the year for the family of Christ.

Hopefully, biblical road signs matched with secular events will serve as significant miracles causing many to believe in the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

The more things change the more they remain the same. In Jesus’ day the religious leaders feared the loss of power and influence. As opposed to serving the needs of the people. Which is the way of many, if not most of our religious leaders today. Always snuggling up to the political hierarchy for the sake of power and influence.

Think what an impact the church could have if it demanded living wages for workers. Restructuring our tax system to benefit employees and not CEO’s and their corporate conglomerates.

Or, real universal health care with the federal government being the single payer. Providing a health care plan for every American beyond ObamaCare. Also taking advantage of what science has to offer from stem cell research.

That is what the life of Jesus was about. Serving the needs and interest of ordinary people. And supported by the social Epistle of James, in particular, James 2:14-26. Far cry from the interest of most modern day churches. That is exactly why the High Priests decided Jesus would have to die. Up setting the apple cart is seldom a healthy thing to do, but it is the Christian thing to do.

That’s exactly what Christendoms Holy Week should be about. Celebrating the ways of our liberator, Hosanna in the highest. With God being great, so we can be great as His body of believers.

We need to condemn the many practices of blasphemy unfolding before His church today. And crusade, for the social needs of His people. That is as much apart of Holy Week, as any segment of our Christ journey to His execution. If done boldly with determination, it could serve as Christendoms death march, as well. Read the following scriptures starting with 2 Timothy 3:12-13.

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecutions. But evil men will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. And, John 15:18-20, “If the world hates you, know it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”

Remember the word that I said to you, “A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also,” John 15:20.

In Matthew 24:9, Jesus said, a time will come, when they will really make life hard for Christians. Christians will be hated and killed wherever they are found. Because the Christ teachings are being taught, and fought over for His names sake.

Christ was a militant for God, are you? Think of militancy in terms of spirituality. More about that later, as the journey continues. In the meantime, small cells should be formed and made combat ready. Being violent, nonviolently. Pay attention to other discussions during this holy season for insights.

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Be a spoiler like the Galilean

Stretching across eons of time and begging today for recognition. Arrives these heralded words. Tell the daughter of Zion! Behold your King comes to you meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass. (cp Matthew 21:5).

From that triumphant entry into Jerusalem would come freedom from the misery of oppressive bondage and exploitation from the result of social intercourse between people and nation states. The building of a new world for the glory of God with all of its peripheries of institutions. But before that could occur, the God man, would have to come to be activated within everyone. The very presence of God would dwell in His creation. For that to occur, people would have to respond to His sacrifice of Himself for the remission of sin. Offered to Jew, and Gentile alike, which was the finale of a 33 year journey. Which started, with His historical ride upon a humble animal into Jerusalem.

Secondary, but important to His sole purpose was deliverance from social and economic injustices. With no need for elaboration, is this a sick world, yes it is, most would agree. Then this is the eternal sacred message that should be heralded today. With people today following the scriptural example of the multitudes, who preceded Jesus in Jerusalem. The people cried out saying, Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest. (cp.Matthew 21:9).

With Hosanna meaning, *liberate us.* Have you noticed that there is a spirit of rebellion sweeping across the nation. People are expressing their tiredness with the ‘tired and failed.’ Whether it’s politics, commerce or the way ones neighbors behave.

Here is something a little personal. I’m older than most. So I go back to a time, when my father made business contracts through handshakes. Here is what governed his contracts. “You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of him, who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning.” (cp. Leviticus 19:13). Because it was a matter of character, and personal integrity. You got paid, or you paid up, depending upon the circumstances. So there was no need to hang around.

Society needs to hear the two fold proclamation of *Hosanna.* Changed lives through Jesus and liberation from our oppressors.

There are many voices through out America today. Who want Christians shackled to the chains of governance that are contrary to our scriptures.

Therefore, we the living personage of the God force, need to rebel. Breaking those burdensome chains that are anti-Christian. No matter what part of the American community they represent.

We are about to enter the holiest week of the Christian calendar. It’s about the transition of the Mosaic law into the age of grace. Grace is about humanities redemption and social responsibility. Who will in this 21st century return America to the place where she came from. A Christ centered nation, as seen from the perspective of Matthew 5:15. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill which cannot be hidden.”

So for you spoilers out there like the Galilean get together with the like minded, and see what spoiling can be done for Jesus and country.

Man is an awesome creation of His creator. Capable of doing the unimaginable because God is greater than His creation. Souldier up and and get going! Because, “If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them. You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight.” (cp. Leviticus 26:3,7-8). Three examples no politics as usual. Combat peacefully the agenda of the LGBTQ community. Understand Islam for it really represents which is global obedience to Allah and his prophet Muhammad. All three are enemies of Christianity and thus the enemies of America. The daughter of Zion is America!

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trouble like no other

There are worlds within our world that serve the sole interest of Divine Providence. This recorded by the prophet Zechariah, And the man, who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are the ones whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro the whole earth.” (cp. Zechariah 1:10). So what are these they doing here among us?

They’ve been here for eons of time. Maybe as few as four, but now we find them manifested this way, I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a thundering voice saying, “Come and see!” And what was seen? The four horseman of the Apocalypse. The first was a conquer which resulted in him gaining global authority.

Emerging was an ally, who was able to maintain global instability. As people were inflicted with murderous rage, as they killed each other.

Followed by the third of the four. Who inflicted economic hardships upon the global community through soaring prices for food.

The last person to arrive upon the scene will be known as the agent of death. And, all the forces of a literal hell followed him. Resulting in starvation and a twenty five percent loss of the remaining global population. (cp. Revelation 6:1-8).

Jesus himself revealed the following about those forthcoming times. Persuasive religionist will arrive boasting that they are the Christ.

But all that society will experience is war and never ending rumors of more warfare. Resulting in continuous warfare between nations.

One can only image the chaotic global scene with just, Iran, Israel, Russia, China and the United States engaging each other in warfare. But, a very different type of engagement. Employing the weaponry of biological substances and electromagnetic pulse devices, (EMP).

It’ll all result in the following according to Jesus. Global famines, coronavirus’ and continuous periodic earthquakes. (cp. Matthew 24:5-7).

All that will make COVID-19 appear to be mild in comparison for what is coming our way. Because Jesus announced, “All these things are the beginning of sorrows!” (cp. Matthew 24:8).

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tragedy at the doorstep

For good reason, Christendom, is an abomination to the sanctity of God Almighty. Any church holding a 501 (c) (3) tax exemption from the IRS is a whore of the state. The prohibition is clear don’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly. Don’t stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. (cp. Psalms 1:1).

The church has become something it was never meant to become. The church was never intended to be wooded, concrete, stained glass windowed palaces. Where empire building became their driving force. Fulfilling every sense of the expression of being entrepreneurs. To be a successful entrepreneur church leadership must be in the business of people pleasing and not truth telling. That’s why thousands of denominations dot the world landscape. People can always find a product to buy that suits their taste. Jesus himself called them scumbags destined for nothingness. Despite their contrary arguments. (cp. Revelation 3:14-17).

Instead the church was seen by God, as individual lampstands. And in the midst of them stood Jesus Christ, chaperoned by His angels. (cp. Revelation 1:20). The world of religionist have depraved themselves, and the community of people of His presences often through angelic intervention. Consequently the world is in a irreversible mess.

So here we are stuck with COVID-19, and as said yesterday it’s going to get a lot worse. Why? Because the world community can’t continue to murder what God created in a women’s womb. Testified the Psalmist, “For You formed my inward parts, You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderful made. Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (cp. Psalms 139: 13-14).

Through that process a precious fetus gains a God consciousness. And the following occurs, “Since their days are determined, the number of their months are with You. You have appointed their limits, so that they can not exceed them.” (cp. Job 14:5).

God originally created Adam and from Adam a woman. She gave birth to two sons. Adam was also the father daughters. (cp. Genesis 2:7; 2:21-23; 4:1-2; 5:1-4).

History progressed and humanity abused their freedoms of being a self determining people. And in that process they disrespected their Creator. Who despised what He had created, and decided to obliterate everything. (cp. Genesis 6:6-7).

But God spared Noah and through him humanity would get a second chance. (cp. Genesis 7:1-9:1).

And, humanity failed their Creator again! For brevity humanity became an incestuously people. The early modeled of our LGBTQ community. There predecessors people of Sodom and Gomorrah, where driven by homosexual instincts which humanities Creator declared to be an abhorrence. (cp. Genesis 19:4-5). Eventually God destroyed those cities, with a hail of brimstone and fire. Nothing remained except rising smoke. (cp. Genesis 19:24-25).

Whether we mortals disapprove it doesn’t matter because here are His standards, if mortals are to prosper and survive. “For I have known him (Abraham) that he would instruct his household to keep the way of the LORD. To live righteously in a just manner. (cp. Genesis 18:17-19).

Fast spin the centuries foreword, and humanity has refused to live by those standards and has experienced numerous coronaviruses. But COVID-19 serves as a precursor to the greatest coronavirus of them all.

The finale of this three part series tomorrow.

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COVID -19

“It’s long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things,” Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519.

The Apostle Paul is a person who went out and happened to things. Because of a willingness to bear what most people would refuse to endure. It can be said of Paul that he never sat back and let things happen to him, Paul went boldly and happened to things!  Paul went out, and introduced to the known world the Christianity of Jesus Christ. Which meant nullifying the demands of the Mosaic law, and introducing the gospel of grace. A new contract between God and humanity.

If you read his writings Romans through Philemon, and perhaps Acts and Hebrews. You’ll discover what this new phenomenon was all about. It’s expectations and condemnations. Paul’s doctrine of grace is very different from the way religion was practiced as recorded from Genesis onward and ending with the Gospel of John.

There is little doubt that Christ strongly opposed modern histories acceptance of the LGBTQ’ communities agenda. Along with the modern day acceptance of fornication and idolatry as acceptable lifestyles.

It’s Paul’s grace given to him by the resurrected Christ that eradicates those plagues. Because there were consequential penalties then and now.

We find these words penned by Divine Providence through Paul. “Do not be deceived, for God is not mocked, for whatever humanity sows that they shall also reap. For they who sow to the flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but they who sow to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (cp, Galatians 6:7-8).

The world community is struggling to determine the origins of the coronavirus. Conspiracies theories circulate from East to West. With the Chinese suggesting that virus was planted in China by the United States. With the United States charging that China was experimenting with a biological weapon that escaped from one of there research laboratories.

With the scientific community suggesting that virus came from the mammal community of bats. Telling us that there are 40 different species of bats. And that bats have hosted as many as 137 different viruses.

While it’ll mostly likely be very difficult, for the world community to unanimously agree, on how such a deadly virus could sweep the world community in a seemingly instantaneous manner.

This Padre suspects that the COVID-19 virus is a stern warning to we mortals from Divine Providence. Change your ways, clean your houses, or expect to experience even greater deadly devastation’s.

For tomorrow what it’ll look like.

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never ending truths

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also in the trees, and in the flowers, and clouds and the stars. Martin Luther 1483-1546.

I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well. (cp. Psalms 139:14).

For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

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such a small thing huge problem

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of a world that it leaves to its children. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1952.

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a fire of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets in fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire by hell! For every kind of beast and bird, reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue, it is an unholy evil full of deadly poison.

With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessings and cursing. Such things ought not to be so!

Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.

Who is wise with understanding among you? Let them show by good conduct that their works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual and demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exists, confusion and every evil thing are there.

But wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy, and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the peace of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (cp. James 3:5-18).

And, that’s how a moral society is created for its children.

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truth like no other truth

Have you ever wondered if the Bible is reliable? Well it is, and here’s why! The Bible was written over a period of at least 15 centuries. Representing a host of different cultures, customs and languages.

With very dissimilar agenda’s considering the varying times that separates their lives. Yet they were able to put together a prophetic story with stunning accuracy. This included reasons for errors based upon endless translations through the centuries. Where all the above complexities could come into play and ruin this great godly road map for humanities long historical prophetic journey. Written by the greatest collection of prophetic historians assembled by none other than the Word of God. (cp. Ezekiel 3:3; Revelation 19:13).

Two very interesting scriptural citations demonstrating the mystical occurrences of Divine Providence. As He intervened into human affairs over the centuries. The only missteps occur, as mortals twist the scriptures to satisfy their own interest. As acknowledged in, 2 Peter, 3:16, where he states some scriptures are hard to understand. And because of that reality some twist the scriptural meaning to satisfy their own interest to their eventual destruction.

What is to follow is just a short journey as to why the Word of God is invincible to purposeful errors, and even unintentional mistakes here and there. But despite all of that, Divine Providence made sure that His eternal plan withstood all their attempts.

It started this way. Then the LORD put forth His hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth,” Jeremiah 1:9. Forever sealing that God would always be able to preserve His word through out the ages.

Giving the world community this insurance policy. “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other. I am God and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things not yet come, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand and I will do all My pleasures.'” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

Always manifesting itself in an ageless manner. “For this reason, we thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not, as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.” (cp. 1 Thessalonians 2:13).

And when, the Word of God works effectually in a believer from the distant pass to  the present, and well into the future. The invincibility of the Word of God is preserved. It’s the eternal promise of God said to Jeremiah, “Behold!” ‘I have put My words in your mouth.” And to Isaiah, He said, “My council shall stand and I will do all My pleasures.”

Centuries later the Apostle Paul wrote, “The Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any  two edged sword. Piercing even to the division of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow. And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him to whom we must all give an account.” (cp. Hebrews 4:12-13).

It is consoling to know that the grass withers, and the flower fades, but the Word of God stands forever. Because in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth. Dissoluble only by the very breath of God which dwells within us. Because, it was what made us human in the beginning. And when God in His providence, withdraws His breath that is what extinguishes life and we die. (cp. Isaiah 40:8; John 1:1; John 1:14 and Genesis 2:7; Psalms 104: 29 and Ecclesiastes 12: 6-7).

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from the distant pass a bell rings true

John was a privileged historian, who wrote a book and called it, The Revelation Of Jesus Christ. It’s a rather unique book because John wrote it as a biography of Jesus and His church. Then broadened it to cover humanities history from birth to the grave and beyond.

A particular phrase is repeated numerous times. Thus signaling it’s importance, “Those who have an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

The Christ advice is not singular in application to each of the seven churches mentioned in Revelation. (cp. Revelation 2:1-3:22). But rather, it has collective applicability to all churches through out church history. Meaning what’s commendable or being rebuked in one of those churches could be experienced in any other church to a greater or lesser degree.

Faithfulness has its rewards, and the converse has its applicable consequences. The church docket has two columns through out history. Listing what’s supposed to be pursued or avoided. The church wasn’t meant to be a group of stained glass palaces through out the global landscape. Rather the church in real time consists of people like you and me.

On a particular Sunday, John from behind him heard a deafening voice, who made an absolute declaration. Then John turned to see the voice, who was speaking. Astonished because he didn’t see a person. Instead he saw seven golden lampstands. And in the midst of those lampstands was a figure that he suspected was the resurrected Christ.

John was allowed to experience one histories greatest phenomenons. Concluding that this mystical figure held in His right hand seven stars. His voice had a particular cutting cadence. Concluding that His over all forbearance was frightening.

John reacting with fear didn’t how to react, so he fell at His feet, as though the event had killed him. But John was told, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forever more. I have the keys to Hades!”

The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches. (cp. Revelation 1:10-20).

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trump = social + economic death

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, their’s some collecting sacrificial offerings. Where’s there service there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And he, intends to be the master,” Ayn Rand, 1905-1952.

For this particular discussion, it would be none other than the many denominational churches doting the American landscape. Bidding for chuck of that slave market would be the nations corporate conglomerates. Through out Wall-Street, stretching, and engulfing the health care industry.

But who reigns, as the nations master slave holder? Compelling all the other master’s to bow, and surrender their subjects to him?None other than Donald J. Trump.

It’s a new American phenomenon because previously the two pretty much in their own ways shared their kingdom’s with each other. Now the American public has only one slave master and it’s the donald.

And all that spells big troubles for all his subjects because the donald will create unbearable hardships upon his subjects. Resulting in stagnant wages, diminished health care, and disappearing entitlements like social security, medicare/ medicaid, any resemblance to job security and unemployment benefits.

For the donald, it’s all about draining the swamp. Slaves are commodities of production, He’ll provide barely enough livable substances so they can remain productive. Trump is about numbers like gross national product, low unemployment that’ll allow trump to brag that only he could have produced such amazing numbers. Where already hearing that from him.

And when, the nations survives COVID-19, it will have been so because of his presences. So he’ll falsely boast! In reality the gains the coronavirous made through out the United States occurred because the donald dilly dallied around. Down playing its threat, until he had no choice, but to acknowledged that America was at war with an enemy that had no equal in the history of humanity. In the United States it’s really the trump virus!

The donald is famously known for labeling anything that serves as an annoyance him as being fake. Well in reality trump is a fake president. Because, he lost to Hillary Clinton by nearly three million votes. And yet, he was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election.

Slaves, and slave holders dates back to the beginnings of America. When, the founding father’s didn’t want their subjects to legally destroy them. By electing a president, who was one of them. So they constitutionally created the Electoral College. In this college there are 270 electors. In order to win a presidential election a candidate must secure 196 votes from within the college. So in a real sense 270 people are the final arbiters of who becomes president. Two time out of the last three presidential elections, The candidate, who won the popular vote was denied the presidency.

America is badly in need of an overhauling. Hopefully, Sen. Sanders will fight on, and if necessary deny Biden the democratic nomination on the first ballot. Creating a contested convention, and opening a pathway, for his nomination to face off against trump in November.

Trump must be defeated because Biden represents the same old stuff, the same old way. Which has not served the collective best interest of the American electorate. Further more stumbling bumbling Biden doesn’t have what it takes to beat trump.

Our only hope should the donald get a second term. Is to hope that the electorate will fight trump collectively during his tenure.

Then perhaps from the ranks of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a candidate will emerge to save America. Remember the first eight United States  presidents were slave owners. And through the centuries they have found ways to maintain their slave holders status. Trumps goal will be to secure that status. As a more back breaking experience making it almost impossible to experience freedom.

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scam artists at work

“You’ve got to go out on the limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is,” Will Rogers. Well maybe so, but that doesn’t mean that the fruit is eatable as a nourishing food. The world is full of all kinds of scams from the orchard fields to the market place and everything in between. And unfortunately, sometimes deep into the heart of Christendom.

Most likely that is part of what Jesus had in mind when He said the following, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do people gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth rotten fruit. A good tree can’t bring forth bad fruit, neither can bring good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is cut down down and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by their fruits you shall know them.” (cp. Matthew 7:15-20).

No matter what kind of fruit is being peddled in the market place of ideas. What you read hear or elsewhere it’s only information. Research it all, then accept or reject it.

The you’ll experience the benefits from its nourishment, or obviously the converse. But as all of us truth seekers know, it can be at times a complicated journey. Especially, when it comes to religion and politics. Both are important because they determine our destinies in very subtly ways. Far to many of those ways led to grapes of thorns and thistles of figs. Both avenues have ample fruit deserving of the fire.

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Z for Zeus J for Jesus

A couple of tales that keep circulating. One which is, what goes around comes around. With one more to follow which is the most reliable.

Zeus made a bull, Prometheus a man, and Athena  house, and they chose Momus to judge their handiwork. He was so jealous of it that he began to find fault with everything. Zeus he said, had made a mistake in not putting the bull’s eye in its horns, to enable it to see what it was butting.

Prometheus’ man should have had his mind attached to the outside of his body, so that wickedness could not be hidden.

As for Athena, she ought to have mounted her house on wheels, so that one could move it without any trouble, if a rogue came to live next door.

Zeus was angered by this display of malice and exiled Momus from Olympus.

Nothing is so good that some fault cannot be found in it. (source-Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop, “Room for Improvement”).

There will always be fault finders especially, when it come to our Christian faith. God’s creation has many Monus,’ who often chronicled it as having not occurred, as recorded  in the scriptures. With the courtyard of earth being polluted with just as many Monus,’ denying the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Saying His requirement for repentance in order to avoid the second death, is a fairy tale. And, the fault finding could go on for many pages.

So, what is one to do about such fault finding? Remain true to the scriptures and like the Psalmist sing, “Let thy mercy O LORD, be upon us, according, as we hope in You.” (cp. Psalms 32:2).

Knowing that the scriptures are true because, “I am the LORD that is My name, and I My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to to graven images.” (cp. Isaiah 42:8). And John, who saw Jesus clothed with a vesture (body) dipped in blood, and His name was called, THE WORD OF GOD.” (cp. Revelation 19:13).

As it was in ancient times, when the Chronicler said, “But they mocked (found fault) with the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.” (cp, 2 Chronicles 36:16).

The fault finding continues from that time till ours. And this His 21st century response. “Be not deceived, God will not be mocked, for what every person sows that shall they reap.” (cp. Galatians 6:7).

So times are getting tough, therefore, it’s time to get tough for Jesus. For that hour is approaching, and it has been announced. “And behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with me, to give to every person according, as their work shall be.” (cp. Revelation 22:12).

This Padre duly ordained and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

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let yogi have the last say

A woman in a hot air balloon realized that she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me can you help me? I promised a friend to meet him an hour ago, but i don’t know where I am.

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above the ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes North latitude, and 100 degrees, 49:09 minutes West longitude!”

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a republican!”

“I am,” replied the man. How did you know?”

Well answered the balloonist, “Everything you told me is technically correct. But, I have no idea what to do with that information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

I the man smiled and responded, “You must be a Joe Biden Democrat!”

“I am,” replied the woman. And continued, “You know, we have a lot in common.”

We are both trapped in a two party system with neither serving our needs. The Parties do not know where they are or where they are going. They have gotten to where they are due to huge amounts of hot air. They make promises to the people which they have no intention of keeping. With the false promise that the market place will make their promises come true.

But they finally both agreed, the only solution is to throw the bums out. A revolt by the people, who will then form a government by and for the people. (Source: modified from Patriot Humor, “To Tell The Truth).

Ordinary hard working people had their best chance to form a government through and for the people. In the personage of Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the democratic party upended the peoples hopes. By coalescing around former V.P. Biden. Who serve the needs of those, who like things the way they are.

Trump will humiliate stumbling bumbling Biden, and tear him to pieces, and then spit him out into pitiful humiliation. Guaranteeing an even more disgraceful second term for the donald.

As the famed Yankee catcher, Yogi Berra, used to say, “It ant’t over to it’s over.” There are more primaries coming up with enough delegates for Sanders to catch, and overtake Biden. If that fails, a contested convention might still hand Sanders the nomination.

Because it is written, “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill, but time and chance happen to them all.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 9:11).

And, that’s how the magical mystery of it ant’t over till it’s over works. Or perhaps it best said in one word, determination.

This Padre duly ordained and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the  broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest available to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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things verses understanding

“If we hope to understand the very violent world in which we live, and unless we try to understand it, we can not confine our attention to the personal forces natural man made which act upon us,” Isaiah Berlin, philosopher and historian of ideas, 1907-1997.

The following is the beginning of the solution. “Oh, how I love your ways! They occupy my thoughts all day. You, through your teachings, have made me wiser than my enemies, for they ever after me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my mediation’s. I understand more than the ancients because I keep your precepts. I restrain my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word. I have not departed from your ordinances, for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste. Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Through your precepts, I get understanding, therefore, I hate every evil way.” (cp. Psalms 119:97-104).

As we all know, the roadways of life are dangerously treacherous with the unexpected always waiting to destroy us. Minimize the unexpected by maximizing, Proverbs 4:7, which advocates, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom, and with all your getting get understanding.” But it must be done in conjunction with the aforementioned Psalms.

Combined together, they’ll direct you to other scriptural pathways, that will help in growing you into the person you really long to become. Every beautiful edifice wasn’t so beautiful with just the laying of the foundation. Nor every beautiful flower with the planting of the bulb.

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tragedy struck while most slept

It’s on the horizon according to Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the heir apparent to the British throne, as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth. Who said, “Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse.” With the Prince scolding the world community with this hot indictment. “We can no longer afford consumerism and the age convenience is over.”

No doubt it’s time for change but none will come. Because the determination for excessive profits, combined with eager consumerism making them hell bent on convenience. Together they are just to over whelming for change to occur.

There is a sound economic platform available, but its hidden away like it’s the result of a deadly pandemic virus. Because, it has a biblical bases which most people are not aware of. And if it’s not about profit and consumerism, well it’s not worth knowing anyway.

There is something also most magical that occurs, when one practices the following. Jesus was once asked, what is the best way to interact with you and others? Jesus replied, love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. That is the only pathway to interaction with God. When that is accomplished, than you’ll love your neighbor as you love yourself. Because, they are principles destined to be practiced forever. (cp. Matthew 22:36-40).

Time changes but principles don’t because what worked yesterday works today and into the many distant tomorrows. And those principles, are the only way to harmonize profits and consumerism. Because both are needed, and when one works against the other both fail.

It’s all about changing yourself, so you can change your world. Accomplished through one person at a time.

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wanted revolutionaries

For those of you, like me, who name Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and Savior. Here is what is important, we live in a world foreign to us. We are under no obligation to observe their customs, culture or laws. (Citations found in yesterdays discussion) Although, they would like us to think that that is not the case.

They use our Christ scriptures as whipping belts in order to beat many of us into submission. Like, Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-15; Hebrews 13;13. And, for the most part, it has worked.

Our rebellion is not against laws that further peace, well being and security within society. It’s the laws that are contrary to scriptural teachings. Remember from the U.S. Constitution it’s we the people, who decide, what laws exist, who are the ultimate governors.

The problem is that the government through their Supreme Court has decided that money has equal standing with humans. Therefore, who ever has the most money buys the various legal aspects that govern we the people.

They brag in one way or another that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. But they know that the Roosevelt adage was not true then (1933) nor is it true today. As then, so it is today, we have a collapsing economy which is to be feared.

Trump, and his stooges argue the economy has never been better in the history of the nation. They must contain public fears for the sake of panic control. Hoping to of set public realizations that it really isn’t so.

Economic fear should be paramount in every one whose subsistence depends upon their employment. Because all the socialistic barriers over the decades, have been dismantled that were designed promote fairness. Like collective bargaining with your employer. The unionized work place provided many avenues of financial sustainability while working and old age security in retirement.

A unionized workforce for collective bargaining with employers. Is the only way, for working Americans to obtain, and enjoy financial security and independence. And for that to occur with meaning, it must become an act through congressional legislation. With full such backing by senators, so that trump would clearly understand his veto would be reversed.

Trump is not the friend of working people. He’s a friend only to himself. He’s selfish and has no truth telling skills.

Working America needs the following disgrace to be erased. Because a very evil dogma called capitalism emerged to make a few very rich at the expense of the majority of people. Capitalism is a system that sees the work force as commodities of production. And like machines, when they break down, you discard them as useless commodities. Knowing that workers are a broken and divided people. Who in the 21st century have no recourse’s for retaliation. They see no reason, as to why they should’t ratchet up their brutality. High on their agenda is getting rid of medicare, medicaid and social security.

But, what they fear most is a revitalized body of believers. Which they though, that they had completely eradicate through imprisonment, brutal torture and unmerciful slaughter.

But they realized that the resurrected Christ had promised that He would never be without a witness. So in succeeding centuries, they managed to incorporate the church as a body among themselves.

They have reason to fear because Christ said, “Think not that I have come to bring peace on earth, but a sword.” (cp. Matthew 10:34). The mysterious hand of the Almighty causes that truth to reverberate at will through their consciousness. It’s why governments cozy up to organized Christendom. Allowing them to be tax exempt from property and sales taxes. To retain that status churches to agree to being the lap dogs of governments. All though most are not aware of their pitiful circumstances.

That scenario helps us understand the Apostle Paul’s declaration. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (governments). Against rulers of darkness of this world (customs culture and laws). Against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Apostate church influences natural and supernatural) ” (cp. Ephesians 6:12).

Spiritual wickedness in high places means this, when Christ said to Peter. “… get behind Me Satan. You are an offense to Me. For you are not mindful of the things of God, but those that are of men.” (cp. Matthew 16:23).

Peter went on to discover, Revelation 3:22, which declares, “They who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” It’s part of change yourself and change your world. And Peter, went on to give his life in the service of Christ. His admirable chronicles can be found in the Acts of the Church, chapters 2-12, a very worthy read and study.

As noted the Prince of Peace declared, “They who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Because there can be no peace, unless things are done the Christ way. The Christ way is about economic security, as much, as it is about spiritual redemption. Which is why Christ said, “…., if any person desires to come after Me let them deny themselves, and take up the cross and follow Me. (cp. Matthew 16:24).

Change yourself, so you can change your world takes lots of determination and discipline. Often putting such people in considerable danger. Taking up the cross is more than a Sunday occasion.

This Padre duly ordained and having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

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traitors to the american way

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he is equally said, to have property in his rights. Where an express of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his persons, his faculties, or his possessions,” James Madison, March 27, 1792.

And who, and what is responsible for such a scandalous theft? None others than those, who claim to hold the Unites States Constitution in the highest esteem. From Trump, to his scandalous republican puppets. Through to their supreme court jurists.

They are the who in the theft of our combined property rights. Accomplished through their zeal for power, stature, and political partisanship. Done without fear despite Madison’s condemnation of such political hooliganism.

They have with pride subverted all of Madison’s property rights belonging to we the electorate. Dumping those rights into the cesspool of corruption, by allowing money to have constitutional standing equal to we the people.

They have done that through the powerful, and unchecked power of the nations corporate conglomerates, who pay little to no corporate taxes. Allowing them to pay professional lobbyist to write legislation for the so called freely elected peoples representatives. And that guarantees their perpetual undemocratic dominance over the nation. Making sure that the president, congress and the courts understand their tenure is in their hands and not the electorate. And that’s, why there is such an imbalance of wealth and social equality in America.

In a very real sense all democrat’s and republican’s, as parties to those shenanigans between government, wall street and their armies of lobbyist should be arrested and tried as traitors. Because they have stolen our combined property rights.

And because our, Declaration of Independence, boldly declares, that we the people have been endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Followed by the preamble to our Constitution which also boldly declares, “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union, establish … and promote the general Welfare … do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness resulting in the general welfare means certain aspects of those unalienable rights endowed to us by our Creator can not be for profit. One such aspect is a single universal payer national health plan created by the federal government. Covering every American from birth to death. Paid through taxes collected from the nations very wealthy corporate conglomerates. And, through additional taxes paid by the nations million and billionaires.

The federal government has a legal obligation to enact such universal health care. Because it written, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ” Declaration of Independence.

The people’s solution. Learn to act up for change non-violently.

This Padre duly ordained and having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the broad repertoire of interest to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional through to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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