Gobbledygook and truth

A man, who was tired after a long journey threw himself down on the edge of a well, and went to sleep.

He was in imminent danger of tumbling in, when Fortune appeared and woke him. “If you had fallen, my friend,” she said, “instead of blaming your own imprudence, you would have blamed me.”

Many people, who meet with misfortune through their own fault put the blame on the gods. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Fault, Dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves”)

Diversity of speech surely does abound through out the United States. Concerning speech Jude offers the following insights, saying, “These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage,” Jude 1:16.

Paul chimes in with this advice. “Let us not therefore judge one another any more. But rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way,” Romans 14:13.

Modern day republican’s and democrat’s have seriously violated the spirit of Jude and Paul. Finding fault and solutions through the gobbledygook of Aesop.

Today we have an America that doesn’t resemble the nation that our founding fathers gave us. Which was crafted after the heritage of Judaism and Christianity. And that heritage meant the following, “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Galatians 3:29. And God’s promise brought forth an America that became the envy of the world. Christ honoring and fearing which resulted in unmatched prosperity and military power. But it is slipping away, and unless halted, the following is the American future.

So know this about the people’s future and that of our beloved America. And I saw in the night vision, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that went before it, and it had ten horns, Daniel 7:7. This ten horned beast will be will become the master of the American people. As their government, becomes irrelevant in national and global affairs. And you, Mr. and Miss, USA, will need to have a triple six digit mark in order to engage in commerce of any kind. (scriptural texts:Revelation 17:16-17).

Opinions Aesop and Jesus

A lion and a bear began fighting over a fawn which they had found, and mauled each other so badly that they lost consciousness and lay half dead. A fox which passed by, seeing them incapable of reacting and the fawn lying between them, picked it up and threaded his way out from among them. Unable to get up, they said, “A grievous fate is ours, to undergo all this suffering for the benefit of a fox.”

People have good reason to be distressed, when they see the fruits of their own labor borne by chance comers. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Reaping Without Sowing”)

Aesop had a turn at fable telling, so lets turn to a fable by Jesus. And one of the company said unto him, “Master speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.” And he said unto him, “Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?”

And he said unto them, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things he possesses,” Matthew 12:13-15.

And continuing, he spoke a unto them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought within himself, what shall I do because I have no place to store my crops?” And he said, “This will I do, I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I store my crops and goods.” And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.” But God said unto him, “You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you; then, whose shall those things be, which you have provided?”

“So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God,” Matthew 12:16-21.

Aesop directs people to be concerned about mundane things. While Jesus directs everyone to think beyond the temporal, not that the mundane isn’t important, but the spiritual should be the focus. Because the spiritual, if understood, will be a defense against the various thefts that occur from the fruits of ones labors by chance comers. Put on your esoteric thinking caps for this one.

Antiquities modern drama

In the year of the world 3349 Anno Mundi abbreviated A.M., another Babylonian king assumed power. King Belshazzar was in the first year of his reign, when one of his subjects dreamt a vision similar to what God had allowed him to recover and interpret for King Nebuchadnezzar about four monarchies, But this time, Daniel’s didn’t see visions of metals of gold, silver, brass and iron which represented those monarchies. And the kingdom of Christ. But rather animals, as beast representing four distinct kingdoms. Including the kingdom of Christ.

Whatever God did in days gone by, was done with enough significance that it hadn’t lost its importance for the subjects ruled by Belshazzar or the king himself. Nor for the world community, of the twenty first century.

What Daniel dreamt was done to give the redeemed in Christ everything they needed to know. So that the redeemed, don’t get so tangled up in earthly affairs, that the redeemed become of no heavenly value to the mission at hand. (See previous discussion).

From that discussion, several spiritual gems were deposited into the redeemed’s spiritual account to be used for the praising, glorifying and exaltation of the king of kings, Jesus Christ. And of course, it came from one God’s most trusted servants, Daniel.

Daniel addressing Belshazzar’s predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar, said, “But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living. But for our sakes, who made known the interpretation to the king. And that you may know the thoughts of your heart.” (scriptural text:Daniel 2:30). Get it? In his first sentence, Daniel sets the record straight. Then he moves to say that it was for all posterity, then and now. Concluding:That you may know the thoughts of your heart.

God in his holy providence through Daniel gave us this account of the infamies of these four beasts, not as monarchies, but rather as kingdoms.

The order is different in Daniel’s dream under Belshazzar’s reign, as opposed to capturing what King Nebuchadnezzar had dreamt and lost. And it’s more relevant, to our time.

In this dream Daniel visioned the four winds of heaven stirring up the great seas. (scriptural text:Daniel 7:2). Wind is picturesque of intervention by divine providence into the affairs of humanity, note John 3:8, with the great sea being picturesque of people, note Revelation 17:15. And suggesting tumultuous times of hardships for the worlds people. As world powers create global havoc, each determined to emerge as the dominant global power. Even if they have to do so, as a confederation of states. And that will occur, altering the global landscape in favor of three conspiring provocateurs. Which are Vatican City, European Union and the Islamic empire

One of those provocateurs, we can speculate upon comes from the book of Revelation. Which records, And there are seven kings, five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eight, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. (scriptural texts:Revelation 17:10-11).

Commentary:When you see the following materialize, know that the world, as we know it will change dramatically because the antichrist  will have arrived. Note:There are seven kings, five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come. Lets speculate that the one that is happens to be emeritus Pope Benedict XV1. His predecessor was Pope John Paul 11. In this short list of papal succession five have fallen. The sixth in succession is Pope Paul 11. In this scenario Benedict is the seventh beast. Then the sixth beast, or John Paul 11 would be the eight. And as such his reign is declared to be of a short space. And when he, as the antichrist is destroyed by Christ. As the one of perdition, he is returned to the bottomless pit from whence he was released for a short space. (scriptural texts:Revelation 20:3; 10). And the city upon seven hills, Rome, will go up in flames. (scriptural text:Revelation 18:18).

We now know that emeritus Benedict is not the last beast before the final beast reigns for a short space. What has been suggested, is a possibility, is meant to serve as a biblical GPS where certainty isn’t guaranteed. But intended as a directional indicator, where one is not to far off from the expected end. So pay attention to what comes out from the Vatican empire. Because that empire will play a significant evil role as the church age rolls to a conclusion.

Israels and Americas prophet

If you are an American, then you live within the house of Israel. And as such, America will be destroyed, first from within, so that it can be obliterated by the ten horned beast with huge iron teeth. (scriptural text: Daniel 7:7). When will this happen? Only God knows! It could happen within our lifetime or it could be in the distant future. Before this series ends, this padre will give reason, as to why it might be the former, as opposed to the latter.

God in his providence has provided us with a book like no other. So that we might be able to discern His mind. Though one can handle it and open its pages seeing inked writings upon ordinary paper. Yet the Bible, itself is like no other book because it’s the living breathing providence of God Almighty himself. Note carefully these three announcements:Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll.

And He said unto me, “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you.” So I ate, and it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.

For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the house of Israel.

Not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have listened to you.

But the house of Israel will not listen to you, because they will not listen to Me; for all the house are impudent and hard hearted.

Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads.

Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; do not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though though they are a rebellious house.”

Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears.”

“And go get the captives, to the children of your people, and speak to them.” Thus says the Lord God, “Whether they hear or whether they refuse.”

Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a great thunderous voice, “Blessed is the glory of the LORD from his place.” (scriptural texts:Ezekiel 3:1-12).

Second announcement: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God.

He was in the beginning with 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. (scriptural texts:John 1:1-2;14).

Third announcement: And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, “See you do it not! I am your fellow servant, and your brother that have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True. And in righteousness, He does make war.

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

And He was clothed, with a vesture dipped in blood. And His name was called, The Word of God. (scriptural texts:Revelation 19:10-13).

Limited Commentary:This was shared, so that reader might capture some of the historical evidence for the Bible being very different from any other book. And that its difference is because God himself made himself manifest in ways that only God could accomplish. First as a scroll, then, as flesh and finally, as a vesture (body) dipped blood. Declaring that His name is the Word of God.

House of Israel:They are the nations that emerged because Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasseh. (scriptural texts:Genesis 48:13-20). The kingpin of those multitude of nations was Ephraim, whom we know as Great Britain. And Manasseh, whom we learned from a previous posting was the wings torn from the lions back and became America.

At helm of this creation of nations to be born was Israel. Destined to create a world obedient to God Almighty. But were blinded, by the god of this age. Becoming unable to believe lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ should shine on them. (scriptural text:2 Corinthians 4:4). And O! How Israel and the house of Israel will suffer.

God and the nations

Centuries ago in the kingdom of Babylon reigned King Nebuchadnezzar. The king had a troubling dream while sleeping. But upon awakening the dream escaped him, try as he might, he couldn’t recall the dream.

Desperate to have someone to recall the dream, as though they themselves had dreamt it. Then tasking the discoverer with explaining the meaning to the kings satisfaction. As a reward, for succeeding, the king promised abundant wealth. Nebuchadnezzar ordered that such a proclamation should be circulated through out his kingdom. But no one was found, who could recall another persons dream. And the king was told by his counselors and advisers that his demand was unreasonable. Arguing that no one could recall another persons dream. That infuriated the king, so he ordered that all of his counselors and advisers should be executed. (scriptural texts:Daniel 2:1-13).

Along came Daniel, who made it known that the impossible was possible. Before addressing the king, Daniel gave God the glory, praise and credit he deserved. Because Daniel knew that recalling another persons dream, was not of his own doing, but that of God. (scriptural texts:Daniel 2:19-23;30).

But he wanted the king to know, why the impossible was possible. But first he mocks the kings jesters as a collection of jokers. (scriptural texts:Daniel 2:27). Proceeding he says, “But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets and makes known to King Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Reiterating, O king, your thoughts came into your mind upon your bed what should come to pass hereafter.” (scriptural texts:Daniel 2:28-29).

“You, O king saw, and behold a great image. This great image, whose splendor was awesome stood before you; and the form thereof was terrible.” (scriptural text:Daniel 2:31).

This image’s head was of fine gold. His breast and his arms of silver. His belly and his thighs of brass. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.” (scriptural texts:Daniel 2:32-33).

Daniel was able to rediscover the kings dream and provide him with the interpretation. Daniel told the king about four great monarchies. Each in their own way would terrorize the world. The head of gold was the Chaldean monarchy.

The breast and arms of silver represented monarchy of the Medes and Persians both of which would be inferior to King Nebuchadnezzar. Darius the Mede and Cyrus the Persian formed an alliance with each other. Represented by the two arms of silver meeting at the breast.

The third monarchy with the belly and thighs of brass. Which was the Grecian monarchy under Alexander the Great. Whose metals are picturesque of metals inferior to silver and gold. Suggesting declining affluence and power. But more important suggesting that a greater power was at work here, the stone cut without hands.

The forth monarchy with legs of iron is the Roman monarchy the invincible power during the time of Christ. Eventually becoming very weak and splitting into ten kingdoms. As seen with the feet of clay.

You saw that a stone was cut without hands, and smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. (scriptural text:Daniel 2:34). Jesus himself provided concurrence and depth to the meaning of what Daniel told the king centuries latter. During a conversation with Jewish leaders he said, “Did you never read in the scriptures that the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

“Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you. And given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken. But on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder,” (scriptural texts:Matthew 21:42-44).

Those verses are pretty much self explanatory, except for verse 43. There Jesus makes a prophetic declaration that the Jews because of their denial of him. By asserting that the preparing the way for the kingdom of God would be transferred to the gentile nations. The fruits they were to bring into God’s future kingdom on earth. Would occur through the preaching of his saving grace, as the worlds Messiah. What the world wants, peace and stability, can only occur, when Christ is recognized as the worlds chief corner stone. That will occur, when the nations are dissolved, and the king of kings establishes his monarchy on earth. And that my fellow believers is what we are supposed to be engaged in. Which is threefold, preach the gospel, minimize the influence of nation states, and exalt Christ as the chief corner stone. And not all this trivial stuff that consumes the time of to many believers. And because of our failures, there is big troubles on the horizon.

Those four monarchies, like all other kingdoms represent systems of government, who serve the interest of Satan. However, the stone cut out without hands is picturesque of Jesus Christ and his kingdom. The Father expresses through Daniel that he changes the seasons by removing kings while others take there place. (scriptural text:Daniel 2:21). But it is Jesus, prophetically seen as the stone, who will bring to nothing the feet of iron with toes of clay. The ten horned beast waiting reemergence, who will reek havoc upon the entire world community, again for a season.  In it’s final revision, whose final doom has been foretold by Daniel and Jesus.

Caught in the middle

Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth. which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. That kingdom could well be Islamic.

And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise; and another shall rise after them, and shall be diverse  from the first (Great Britain/United States, Russia and Germany) and he shall subdue the three kings. Details found in the 2 previous discussions.

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and wear down the saints of the most High, (church is still here during these horrific times) and think to change the times and the laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time, Daniel 7:23-25. From this padre’s perspective, this satanic figure will be a Muslim. He will be Lucifer’s false prophet. It’s generally thought that the false prophet will emerge from the papacy. While others suspect the false prophet will emerge from the European Union. However, there is a growing supposition that the false prophet will also be a Muslim. Because Islam is an existing kingdom, with the purposeful intent to make the world Islamic. Made relevant by Daniel’s prophecy which says that in his hands is given the time to change the times and the laws. Meaning that the world will observe the Islamic calendar and will be governed by Islamic law.

Furthermore, it’s only Islam that is slaughtering Christians in astonishing numbers. Causing Pope Francis to recognize their slaughter. In the midst of such a human tragedy Pope Francis is encouraging Christians not to flee from those countries. His rational is that Christ must have a presence there. Believing that eventually because of their stand and witness Muslims will convert to Catholicism.

To seal the argument Islam rejects any notion of our biblical concept of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Making Islam the perfect culprit for, “Speaking great words against the Most High and to wear down the saints of the Most High.”

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any person loves the world the love of God is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but they that do the will of God abides forever, 1 John 2:15-17. Meaning resist the evils of of the fourth beast, who will give birth to the antichrist. Because! Reinforcements are on the way.

But the court shall be seated. And they shall take away his dominion and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him, Daniel 7:26-27.

The conquest of all time

Playing out on the world theater today is this scenario of three beasts, with a fourth waiting for its time.  Said Daniel, I saw in my vision … and behold the four winds of the heavens strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, (Great Britain) and had eagle’s wings (United States) and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man; (Uncle Sam) and a man’s heart was given to it, Daniel 7:2-4. Details previous discussion.

Some quick thoughts about the other three beasts for the sake of insight. And BEHOLD! Another, a second like a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between its teeth; and they said arise and devour much flesh.

God clearly didn’t want this beast or the others to remain a mystery, except for the fourth one. Daniel saw an image like a bear. With the bear being the national symbol of Russia. And if you know your history, then you know its behavioral history is aptly described by the phrase, “arise and devour much flesh.” Russia has been a world power for centuries. Reaching the 21 century as a power broker, aligned with empires that are hostile to the lion and eagle. Remembering that Daniel saw these beast as being diverse one from another.

After this, I beheld, and lo another like leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it. This leopard with four wings are reminiscent the Franco/German alliance. With the rooster being the official symbol of France. The leopard is the unofficial symbol of Germany. Recall that Germany distinguished itself as a leader during the era of the Holy Roman Empire. Its multiple heads are suggestive of its ability to overcome its defeats and rise to prominence time and time again. Always having dominion not only over its subjects but empires associated with it. Proof of this is that after the defeat of Germany WW2, it was said, ‘GERMANY IS DEAD! SHE’LL NEVER RISE AGAIN.’ But today, Germany is the strongest nation making up the European Union.

And after this I saw a forth beast dreadful and terrible, strong exceedingly, and it had great iron teeth. It devoured and broke in pieces and stamped the residue with its feet. It was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns, verse 7.

I considered the horns, and BEHOLD, there came up among them another little horn, before whom were three horns plucked up by the roots, and, BEHOLD, in the this horn were the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things, verse 8.

God often uses images, when speaking to us. Here these beasts represent empires governed by men. As clearly indicated in Daniel 7:17. These great beasts which are four kings which have or will rise out of the earth.

So significant, and important is this fourth beast that Daniel tells more about this fourth beast. After reading the following, it should give every American reason to tremble with fear. That is not to say that the other beasts will give us nothing to fear because they do. Because it’s a progression of historical decadent deterioration by the world’s people through their nations.

Then Daniel said, The fourth beast shall be fourth kingdom upon earth. Which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, AND SHALL DEVOUR THE WHOLE EARTH, and shall tread it down and break it in peaces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall rise. And another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, (opposite the lion and eagle, Great Britain/U.S.) AND HE SHALL SUBDUE THREE KINGS, verses 23-24.

Conjecture comes into play here because this empire is still emerging on the world scene. But this we know from Daniel 7:8, that a world leader, the little horn will rise from this fourth beast. Taking power, as he plucks these three empires, as power brokers on the world scene.

Who is this infamous little horn that emerges from our fourth beast? It would appear to be none other than the anti-Christ, verse 25. Who is to be this anti-Christ? Some think he’ll come from the lineage of Roman Catholic pontiffs. Others argue the anti-Christ will emerge from the revived Roman Empire. A leader of ten nations from the scaled down European Union. Arguing that the anti-Christ will be an Assyrian or German. New to the speculation is that the anti-Christ will be an Islamic caliphate. Makes the times of 21st century interesting and scary. Scary because the anti-Christ will be just that; against Jesus, putting Christians in great jeopardy.

Destiny and its path

A great civilization is not conquered from without, until it has been destroyed from within,” William Durant, author with his wife, Ariel. The Story of Civilization, in eleven volumes.

Jacob comforting his son, Joesph. “… he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great ….”

O! what a history that has evolved from the birth rights given to Manasseh and his younger brother Ephraim. What follows is a continuation from the previous discussion. So, here is a thumb nail sketch of history, all from a dream. But not just any history, not even from great thinkers like Ariel and Will Durant. But rather a prophetic history, written by God Almighty. Who is the alpha and omega because he had no beginning or ending and is still to come, Revelation 1:8. Therefore; what He chronicles is not from research, but by divine design. Meaning that it can’t contain blunders or errors. Giving it reliability that grants dependability for histories future as it unfolds.

This history occurred, and is occurring today because the Jews got on the bad side of God. How did they do this? By refusing to acknowledge his edicts which were designed for there own good, Deuteronomy 28:15-20. So by divine decree, he dispersed them to the four corners of the earth, Deuteronomy 28:63-64.

Then as time passed, Jacob called his sons together because I’m going to talk to about the future, Genesis 49:1. In the following verse he addresses each of his sons. But we are going to skip down to Joseph, and make these discoveries. Joseph is described as being prosperous because he is in possession of earths life resource, water. Which made him prosperous and strong absent any formidable enemies. But all this occurred because the God of his father, Abraham had promised that this would occur. Reaching beyond the generations of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to the everlasting hills to the descendants of Joseph. And they, Manasseh and Ephraim, shall be a crown on the head of Joseph, Genesis 49:22-26.

Through the providence of time with the Jews having been dispersed around the world. They took up forced residency in lands that would constitute Great Britain and later the United States. But not by forced residency, but rather by a innate awareness to flee oppressive monarchies to create a more perfect union.

From Daniel 7:3, we know about four great empires. Two of those empires turn out to be Great Britain and United States. Daniel saw a lion with wings, as one of those kingdoms. We know that the lion is the official symbol of Great Britain. Knowing also that the lion is known as the king of the beasts. And from Genesis 48:19, that Ephraim would become a multitude of nations. We also know that the British once bragged that the sun never sat upon its empire. They did so with the strength like a lion and with the speed of an eagle. No power on earth was equal to Great Britain or as fast with its formidable navy for a very long time. So there is little doubt that Daniel’s dream concerning the lion has been prophetically fulfilled. And, that the lion will continue to play a significant role in world history.

We also know from Daniel’s dream that the lion had wings. Daniel watched as he dreamed, as the wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet; and a man’s heart was given to it, Daniel 7:4.

Jacob told Joesph that Manasseh or the United States would become a people and that the United States would be great, just not as great, as Great Britain.

So the wings of the eagle, with the bald eagle being the official symbol of the United States, were plucked off, as the eagle gained its independence from the lion. With this magnificent bird making its flight across the ocean. And then given the feet of a man and made to stand up. With this magnificent bird given the heart of a man.

Now we all know that the United States is picturesque of yet another symbol which is of a man. The world knows him as Uncle Sam, the man with a heart. And this eagle given feet and a man’s heart. Set out and wrote the American Declaration of Independence, as it’s signature mark of its wings plucked from the lion. This picturesque man tagged Uncle Sam. Could be none other than the presence of God working through the nations founding fathers to create a more perfect union through our Constitution. God devised, designed and given to the decedents of Manasseh to make America a light on a hill top. And a beaming light in the waters of New York. Announcing welcome to America the land of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh.

Did Will and Ariel get it right? Yes they did because our great American civilization is being destroyed from within its own borders. By a people and a government that talks a talk of dependence upon God. But behaves in ways that shame our Judeo-Christian roots. It’s time for the strength of the lion and the speed of the eagle to rescue America from all that’s destroying her from within.

Like Great Britain, it appears that the United States will survive until the time described in Daniel 7:9, when their thrones were cast down by the ancient of days. So between now, and then, there is work to be done. If you know your prophecy, then you know the nations will turn on Israel. It appears that the United States will stand with Israel. Until the ancients of days finally has had enough and ends humanities shenanigan’s of destruction.

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A case for salds

A half starved fox, who saw in the hollow of an oak tree some bread and meat left behind by some shepherds, crept in and ate it. With his stomach expanded he could not get out again. Another fox, passing by and hearing his cries and complaints, came and asked what was the matter? On being told, he said, “well, stay there till you are thin as you were when you went in; then you’ll get out quite easily.”

This tale shows how time solves difficult problems. (source:Penguin Classic-Fables of Aesop-“A Case For Patience”)

Which made me recall a conversation Tony Soprano had with his older sister Janice in the infamous crime thriller, “The Sopranos.”  Where a discussion took place between the two because Janice was unhappy with her weight. With her no nonsense right to the point a finger brother saying, “Janice, I think it’s time for you to seriously consider salads.”

That weight problem reaches way beyond Janice. With USA Today reporting that the United States is the fattest nation among 33 countries with advanced economies. Declaring that 2/3 of the people in America are overweight or obese.

For certain, time will not solve our weight problem. If anything, time will make for a fatter America.

But there are solutions, so I’ll share what works for me. I view my body as a work of divine creation. More than just a sexual encounter between my parents. But rather a time in their pregnancy, when God breathed himself into my body. At that moment, I became a living spirit. Birth is the miracle of all miracles a miracle that mortals can’t explain. Birth must be accepted as recorded in Job 33:4. The Spirit of God has made me. And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. In 1 Corinthians 6:19, we have recorded for us, “What? Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have of God, and you are not your own.” And because God dwells within me, I do my best to make my body a fit vessel for his habitation.

There are more components to this scenario than ones diet. It’s what makes the people of God complete godly vessels of His. Never to late to add a new year resolution or two. Why not resolve to become a more complete godly vessel for Jesus.

For tomorrow, making the journey.

Prophetic conversation real today

Dreams, dreams, Oh! What strange tales they tell. Here is one dreamt centuries ago, but has impacted America in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

A guy named Daniel had a dream and the visions that he saw were strange enough. That no doubt he would have been declared insane by the standards of modern psychiatry, but in his day had the dream been circulated, he’d have been tossed to the lions.

The first was like a loin, and had eagles wings; I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. ~~~IMPORTANT~~~

But Daniel didn’t fear the lion, so he wrote his dream down, and said, I saw in my vision by night, and BEHOLD! the four winds of the heavens strove upon the great sea. AND FOUR GREAT BEASTS CAME UP FROM THE SEA, DIVERSE ONE FROM ANOTHER, Daniel 7:1-4.

We learn that that these beasts represent four great empires, verse 3. And that these empires will be major powers during our lifetimes and most likely beyond our lifetimes. Because Jesus Christ will come to destroy them. That information is given to us from Daniel 7:9, “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head was like pure wool; his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

This discussion will feature two of the beasts. Because it’s picturesque of Great Britain, and the United States in several ways. NOTE: The first beast was like a lion. From the world of symbolism, we recognize the lion to be the official symbol of Great Britain. And, we notice that this lion had wings like a eagle. With the bald eagle being the official symbol of the United States.

In order to demonstrate the significances and importance of this prophecy a  diversion will be taken to the book of Genesis for educational purposes. Joseph learned that his father was sick. So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him to see his father, Genesis 48:1. Upon arriving Jacob shares a prophetic conversation with his son Joesph, and said, “God Almighty appeared to me ~~~ and blessed me ~~~ BEHOLD! I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you, as an everlasting possession, verses 3-4.

So Jacob blessed Joseph, who would become the father of Great Britain and the United States. (That statement will be developed with the next discussion). Giving credit for being able to grant these blessings to those he had inherited them from, namely Abraham and Isaac. Also acknowledging the help received from God Almighty and the angel, who had intervened and delivered him from evil, verses 15-16.

Moving on with his historic announcement that would influence and change the world. Following God’s instructions to bless the lads. With my name being upon them, and the names his fathers Abraham and Isaac. Thus signifying that the blessing was authentic. Then prophesying that they would grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

But, Joseph watching his father in the ritual of blessing became concerned. Because the blessing was to go to the younger of his sons, Ephraim. Attempting to intervened, but Jacob refused to reverse the blessings. Saying I know my son, I know. He (Manasseh) also shall become a people, and he also shall be great. But his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations, verse 19.

To be continued.

Commonality Betrayal and Sacrifice

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing,” Albert Einstein.

Any moralizing over the tenets of good verses evil will accomplish little. Because humanity is domed to do evil, with most relishing the accomplishment of evil. When evil prevails, it’s because some, who look on are to frightened to intervene. While others are eager participants, or might even be silent admirers of evil. Because it’s the the normal nature for those outside the influence of Jesus Christ. The difference was discussed yesterday.

That’s why Jesus took upon himself our nature but with out our evil tendencies. Offering himself to the Father, as a sacrifice for our evils. So that we might know God. And through Jesus Christ with our new natures, we would have newness of life and purpose, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Doing evil, or looking the other way, are not acceptable options to God. They fall under the jurisdiction of 2 Chronicles 33:15-16, once transformed with newness of life, clean up the old mess. And Revelation 22:12, even though blessed with newness in Christ, judgment could be eminent.

What God expects is for his Body of Believers to prosecute his cause in a relentless manner. That is what Jesus meant, when he ordered Christians to take up his cross and follow in his tradition, Matthew 16:24.

It is also associated with the millions of Christians, who will break bread and drink of his cup on any given Sunday. This observance is important to Christ. With an emphasis upon the Kingdom of God. Our Christ observed this historical event as the feast of unleavened bread, as he gathered his disciples unto himself, Matthew 26:17-21. Later, how much later, we do not know, but he passed the tradition onto us which we call the Lord’s Super, Matthew 26:26-29. Simply put, it’s the tradition for observing His betrayal and sacrifice. It has two applications, as a memorial supper. First, as Christ was betrayed and rose above it to become our sacrifice. So shall his followers suffer betrayals, but must rise above it, even to the point of sacrifice of ones life for His cause.

We observe a sacred tradition with its abuses having serious consequences. Because it’s associated with his cause symbolized by his cross with the prosecution of his gospel. And it is a sacrament for those worn out from being on the battlefields were ever evils are encountered. It was not instituted to be one of those ‘happy days’ where warm smiles and handshakes are exchanged. It is a remembrance of the life work of Christ, accompanied with His suffering. It has been passed onto the Body of Believers for our association with Him in the carry on of his cross and the prosecution of his causes. In so doing, we are helping prepare the way for the Kingdom of God on this earth. No small matter for students of the Bible.

At your next communion, combine both observances, His and yours.

Mysteriousness abounds.

Becoming what we should be is no easy task. Numerous books have been written on the subject from as many perspectives as there are stars in God’s magnificent heavens. Most of them fall short because they fail to understand who we humans are. We are a triune manifestation of our Creators stamping of Himself permanently into our psyche.

Being a triune manifestation of our Creator is rather mysterious. But we get resolution for its mystery from a mysterious source called the Word of God. And from that source tucked away in its pages is another mysterious source. It’s called the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is mysterious because we aren’t sure who God used to unveil its revelations. There we find a truth that’s very startling because its written pages are like no other written book. Because, it’s declared to be the living word of God. Just as live and functional as you and me.

But first, here’s a little known Christmas truth for the birth of the living word of God. This time God gave its unveiling to a mortal like you and me. His name is Isaiah, who revealed it this way. “LISTEN, O coastlines, to Me. And take heed, you peoples from afar! The LORD called Me from the womb. From the matrix of My mother He has made me My mouth like a sharp sword. In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me. And made Me a polished shaft; in His quiver He has hidden Me,” Isaiah 49:1-2.

And now to Hebrews, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the divisions of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12. From there we learn that we are a triune species of soul, spirit, and body. And we must become polished shafts as quivers of His many aspects of being, so that we can become what we should be. It’s part of what makes the people of God complete godly vessels of His.

It’s not accomplished by trying but rather by submission to the discerner of thoughts and intentions. Understand the following concerning our souls. The soul is the part of us that reasons. Revealed through the words of Jesus. “Now my soul is troubled and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name,” John 12:27-28.

Job gives us this perspective concerning our spirits. “But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding,” Job 32:8. Paul elaborates on our spirits with these words. “For what man knows the things of man except the spirit of man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God,” 1 Corinthians 2:11-12. It’s our awakened Spirits brought to life from where all things become new, as revealed by Paul, “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, they are new creations; old things are passed away; behold all things have become new,” 2 Corinthians 5:17. This newness in Christ is a continuous unveiling of growth. As our spirit becomes God conscious in its ability to communicate with its Creator.

Making us very different from those outside of the body of Christ. It is so by Paul’s declaration, “However the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. As the man of dust, so also are those made of dust; and is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we we have born the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. And this I say that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the corruptible inherit incorruption,” 1 Corinthians 15:46-50.

The physical body that occupies so much time in the grand scheme of existence is rather irrelevant because it will return to be dust because that’s the promise of Genesis 3:19. In the aforementioned scripture of, Hebrews 4:12, the body is referenced as joints and marrow. The prudent will reverse the grand scheme of things making the incorruptible their focal relevancy.

A tribute to Rosa Parks

In the city of Bethlehem a mother gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Jesus. He grew up to be a hard working person. Known for his respect for others. Someone who cared about the human indignities many people encountered. A person of impeccable moral virtue. He spent his life helping people erase the indignities perpetuated upon them by the religious and civil authorities. So profound was his impact upon society that he ushered in new religious and civil law. His community activism brought both religious and civil prosecution which ended with a death sentence. He told his followers that even in death he would live. Followers were encouraged to live by his precepts, and that is how he would continue to live.

Centuries later, another mother gave birth to a baby girl. Her name was Rosa McCauley. She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, February 4, 1913. On this October day she died. This is a tribute of celebration. We know her as Rosa Parks. Perhaps the mother of the civil rights movement. Just like Jesus she was a hard working person and of outstanding moral character. Quite and polite but determined were some of the attributes that characterized her life. She abhorred the indignities perpetuated upon the African American community by both the religious and civil authorities. She was arrested and prosecuted. Like Jesus, she was found to be guilty. Also like Jesus, she influenced the world community. She helped to usher in new religious and civil law. A devout follower of the Christ principle. She lived her life according to the precepts of Jesus that results in her life continuing after death. For she will live through the deeds of others, just like her Jesus.

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A fox was being chased by a huntsmen and begged a wood cutter whom he saw to hide him. The man told him to go into his hut. Soon after wards the the huntsmen arrived and asked if he had seen a fox pass that way. “No,” he answered, but as he spoke, he jerked a thumb towards the place where the fox was hiding. However they believed his statement and did not take the hint. When the fox saw that they had gone, he came out and make off without speaking. The woodman reproached him for not even saying a word of acknowledgment for his deliverance. “I would have thanked you,” the fox called, “if your actions and your character agreed with your words.”

This fable is aimed at men, who make public profession of virtue but behave like rogues. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Actions Speak Louder than Words)

So it is with our ultimate source for judging all behaviors, our holy scriptures. Where we find the following recorded, “They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, being  abominable and disobedient unto every good work reprobate,” Titus 1:16.

In America, same sex marriages and gay adoptions are disobedient, abominable and reprobate behaviors to God. And must be condemned, by God’s body of believers! Working to turn back all governmental efforts that say through legislation, it isn’t.

What a shame that Christian chaplains  while ministering to our troops can’t pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Uttering such words can’t be substituted with just Amen, when concluding a prayer. Because, we have this scriptural directive. “And whatever you ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son,” said Jesus Christ. And for the sake of emphasis, Jesus immediately repeated himself. “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it,” John 14:13-14. Keep in mind that our God isn’t a grab bag for attaining goodies. Jesus dropped this nugget that requires deep discernment. “Therefore don’t be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask him,” Matthew 6:8. And for our spiritual discernment, Jesus gave us this syllabus for our prayerful study, found in Matthew 6:9-13.

America professes to know God, but today, that’s rather questionable. Because America continues to shelf everything important to God. Titus 1:16 aptly describes modern America. So watch for some discussions describing the America God blessed.

Homosexuality its curse

Some remember the actor comedian George Burns. And his ever present cigar, popping off some zingers, like this one. “The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good closing. Then have the two, as close together as possible. Which brought ample laughs from his audiences. Perhaps hoping for the absences of the in between clutter of nothingness called a sermon. So here’s hoping that this discussion is exempt of the clutter of nothingness.

Never really think of these discussion as sermons because I’m more of a teacher than a sermonizer. So here are some short scriptural interpretation of something absent the clutter of nothingness.

In Florida, the 3rd District Court of Appeal upheld a 2008 a ruling by a Miami-Dade Florida judge. Who ruled that there was “no rational basis” for not allowing two gay men to adopt two boys, for whom they served in a foster care capacity.

“No rational basis” is one perspective but falls short of the only perspective that counts. Parenthood has its origins in a man and woman becoming one as man and wife, Genesis 2:24. No other combination is acceptable.

Not so, with Martin Gill, the plaintiff in the case. He’s determined to have his name placed on the boys birth certificate as their father. One can only suspect that his male partner shares the same determination. By wanting his name placed also on the boys birth certificate, as their father, or maybe as their mother. Gays are so whacked out that normalcy is beyond their comprehension. Because homosexuality, is a physical/mental disorder that forces them to crave sex with a person of the same sex. Then to transfer that behavior into community normalcy.

With Judge Gerald Cope stating this truth in his opinion. Although the judge meant it as factual observation, but it is a truism. “Given a total ban on adoption by homosexual persons, one might expect that this reflected a legislative judgment that homosexual persons are, as a group, unfit to be parents.” The truism being that gays are unfit to be parents. With Judge Cope suggesting that homosexuality is normal, thus helping them, as a group to be seen as normal people. They are not normal people and should not be afforded normalcy in our community.

Fortunately, it’s not the law in Florida, yet. So hopefully, Christians, who understand the scriptural ban on homosexuality will make sure that it doesn’t become the law for the state of Florida. Lobby your state legislatures to protect children from gays whom God condemns. No harm in lobbying our state Supreme Court once the case reaches the court.

If God is ones ultimate authority, and he is, than the lower court and the 3rd District Court of Appeal, got it wrong. Because there is a “rational basis” for not legalizing same sex adoptions. It’s recorded as the law of God Almighty, who said, if a man has sex with another man, as he would with a woman. Both have committed a great evil. And shall be put to death. And, their blood shall be upon them, Leviticus 20:13.

In the age of grace, the law of Moses requiring death has been set aside. Nevertheless, in this age of grace, death for such behavior is still the penalty. The difference between the two is that the latter occurs as the second death, Revelation 20:11-15, for those who understand scriptural accountability. But the consequences of homosexuality plagues society with this phrase, “their blood shall be upon them.” In the days of Moses the literal loss of blood causing death. And promoting the over all degeneration of societal normalcy. In the age of grace literal death will occur as aforementioned. But the latter consequences of the Mosaic law plagues America today. Their blood stained depravity corrupts America from generation to the following. With each generation being more depraved than the former.

For those reasons, Paul wrote, “Wherefore, God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves,” Romans 1:24. Because they exchanged the the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped  and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen, verse 25.

In that God condemns gay lifestyles and has given them up to being unfit humans. They are not fit for association among children, let alone parenthood.

What’s wrong with America

“The happy state of Matrimony is undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and love; the source of all endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the Point of Property; and cause of all good order in the World, and what alone preserves it from Confusion; and to sum up all, the Appointment of Infinite Wisdom for these great and good purposes.” Benjamin Franklyn, Rules and Maxims for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness, 1730.

And confirmed with these words,”Therefore shall a man leave his father, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh,” Genesis 2:24.

Many are interested in the supernatural but want it their way. It doesn’t work that way, God’s apologies, I’m sure! The supernatural is unexplainable but reliable. If God can take the dirt of the earth and create an exact copy of himself, Genesis 1:26-27, and then give it life, Genesis 2:7. With God understanding loneliness, he decided to resolve the issue, Genesis 2:18. So he took his created life form and causing a deep sleep to fall upon him. And from that sleep, he removed a rib and brought to life a female companion fit for him, Genesis 2:21-22.

As in the days of Adam and Eve, to our modern society today. When a man; and woman stand at the wedding alter of matrimony, and are pronounced man and wife. A supernatural occurrence takes place and the two become one flesh, as aforementioned.

Our forefathers seemed to understand and except God’s edicts as the core for stability and prosperity, not so today. And the nation, is bearing its dried grapes of thorns and figs of thistles, Matthew 6:16. And that’s what’s wrong with America.

For this discussion, a thought from the nations second president, John Adams, who illustrated God’s word. Marriage between a man and a woman is an institution to be cherished and protected. With these words being found in his diary. “The foundation of natural morality must be laid in private families. How is it possible that Children can have any Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or religion, if from their earliest infancy, they learn from their mothers to live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in constant infidelity to their mothers?”

O! How America has drifted away from such scriptural and political awareness. Shame on the Body of Christ, His church for allowing this national travesty to overtake the nation. But with this godly promise, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that shall he reap,” Galatians 6:7.

Because, “He who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life,” verse 8.

Knowing verses 7-8, we His living body, have the duty to battle against the deterioration of America. Accomplished by, “Not growing weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart,” verse 9.

The million dollar question, is His body of believers up to the task? From all appearances, no! Woe unto the people as individuals and the American nation as a whole.

We have these biblical idioms, to whom much is given, much is required, and, to whom much is committed, more is asked. They are phrases from,Luke 12:48, God in his eternal wise providence expected much from America. If you, like me, understands those scriptural expectation. Then you, like me, fears the wrath of God, for it will strike both individuals and the nation collectively. Mercy O! God we ask?

The inquisitive Peter got more than he asked of Jesus. And it’s applicable for today’s Peter’s, you and me as recorded in Luke 12:35-48. What do you think about those promised beatings? Are they allegorical or not, if not, then is it indicative that His Peter’s can expect an undesired experience?

With Jesus it’s a habit

When Zeus was celebrating his wedding feast all the animals brought him such presents as they were able to bring. The serpent crawled up to heaven with a rose in its mouth. But at the sight of it Zeus said, “I will accept gifts from all other creatures, but from your mouth I will have nothing.”

Favors are frightening, when they come from evildoers. (source: Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Cursed Above All Cattle”)

With Jesus it’s a Habit, “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness,'” Matthew 7:23. This after they had bragged about all the neat things that they had done for God, Matthew 7:22. Then this place called the kingdom of heaven which most hope to see someday. Just how does one get there? Through the following, said Jesus, “They are those, who do the will of My Father in heaven,” Matthew 7:21.

When the hoof hits the road things get moving

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s 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.

And who is better than religious institutions at collecting sacrificial offerings? If you are a parishioner of one of those institutions, you are the one doing the serving. In a very real sense parishioner’s are expected to be subjugated to their masters, the hierarchy of those institutions.

That’s the way it must be, when these religious institutions are nothing more than extended voices of secular interest which many have become. In the end that’s all people are by definition, if they are just religious by institutional association. Giving, serving and surrendering to the asunder of secular causes created by the hierarchy of those religious institutions. In the end the hoof never hits the road and things never get moving. Just a bunch of mixed signals and heaps of confusion of nothingness.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, people can be apart of a vibrant Body of Believers, referenced to as the church. Here is part of what it takes for the hoof to hit the road where things get moved. Briefly, here is why religion has so much appeal. It goes back centuries to the book of Genesis, when God created life in three parts. “And the LORD GOD formed man out of the dust of the ground (part one), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (part two), and man became a living soul (part three),” Genesis 2:7. Thereafter parts two and three repeat themselves miraculously as gifts from God, every time a child is born. That’s what makes women so special, and why Jesus said blessed is the fruit of your womb, Luke 1:42. And, that birth act will always stir humanity to have spiritual inclinations, for as long as God allows life to occur on this earth. Because it’s the God presences within every new born child. And that’s the starting point for the hoof hitting the road with things getting moved, the Christ way.

So to kind of wrap things up for this discussion, get away from any religious institution that does not believe what you just read about birthing. And any such institution that condones abortions for the convenience of the parties.

Finally, the miracles provided by God are never ending. Like what was said about giving, serving and surrendering, a spin of what Ayn Rand said. When you find a vibrant Body of Believes, housed in a structure we call a church. The Rand dogma will be reversed. The hierarchy (clergy) does the surrendering, serving and the giving. With you there helping in the surrendering, serving and the giving. Then the hoof will really hits the road and things will really get moving. And who knows what Christ miracles might occur. Even a spiritual revival sweeping America resulting the conversion of many to the one and only true God of Isaiah 43:11. Explained this way, “I, even I, am the LORD, and beside me there is no Savior.”

Need to start a vibrant church for Christ. Create one! Study the Acts of the church because the formula is there. Exemplified by Steven and the Apostle Paul.

Done Deal

An old lion, who was to weak to hunt or fight, decided that he must get it by his wits. He laid down in a cave. Pretending to be ill. And whenever any animals came to visit, he seized them and ate them.

When many had perished in this way, a fox who seen through the trick. Came and stood at a distance from the cave, and inquired as to how he was. “Bad” the lion answered, and asked, “why he did not come in.” “I would have come in,” said the fox, “but I saw a lot of tracks going in and none coming out.”

A wise person recognizes danger signals to avoid injury. (source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-“One Way Traffic”)

So when the wise see danger, they like the fox don’t enter the cave! Because there is a shape shifting creature in there, who is out to get them. This creature has been described as a predatory lion, who is determined to devour us. Peter calls this lion the devil, 1 Peter 5:8. Jesus saw this shape shifter as falling lightning from the heaven, Luke 10:18. And most have observed its skyward flashing beauty, who also know that it contains deadly stings. Paul says this creature can shape shift itself into an angel of light, 2 Corinthians 11:14. With the craftiness of shape shifting serpent with enough wit to send the world into a tail spin of self destruction, 2 Corinthians 11:3.

John tells us that this shape shifters real art is done through people. Because humans are inclined to believe their own species. John puts it this way, “Beloved believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this you will know the spirit of God; every Spirit of God that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is that spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it should come, and even now is in the world,” 1 John 4:1-3.

The life force of our species is our spirit given by God, when he gives our species life. Choice for now is ours. We either use our life force to glorify God that Jesus Christ came in the flesh to teach the truths about God. Or conversely, its used to deny the Christ mission and purpose which John describes as being antichrist. To be antichrist is to hold to doctrines which Jesus Christ did not teach.

So if we sort it all out, we can avoid the crafty one, and his entourage, who dwell in the many caves of deception where some are called churches. And like the fox, they will recognize danger signals in order to void injury.

Merry music the forbidden tune

“The love of money is the root of all evil … causing many to have pierced themselves with many sorrows,” 1 Timothy 6:10. They sought money more than faith in God, according to verse ten. Causing the many to experience verse nine. Which reads, “but they that will be rich fall into temptation, and become tangled unable to escape many foolish and hurtful lusts. Which drown people in destruction and perdition.”

It’s the balanced life that is to be chased. Even in these dismal times of economic regressions, God has abundantly blessed America. But the pendulum is tipping far from God’s edicts which spells destruction and perdition. Perdition is worse than destruction because it results in the complete collapse of the nations spiritual infrastructure.Think times are bad now? Just wait because they’ll get worse. A nation, or people, who turn their backs on God, will see God turn his back on them. For it is recorded, “Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not hear them. He will even hide His face from at that time because they have been evil in their deeds,” Micah 3:4.