The Purpose of Life

A tree is known by its fruit;

“A person by their deeds.

A good deed is never lost;

They who sow courtesy reap friendship,

and they who plant kindness gathers love,” Saint Basil, 329-379.

Followed by a prayer offered by Saint Basil the Great. “God grant us a deeper since of fellowship with all the living. Our little brothers, and sisters to whom in common with us, you have given this earth as home. We recall with regret that in the past, we have acted high-handily and cruelly in the exercise of our domain over them.Thus the voice of the earth which should have risen to you in song, has turned into a groan of travail. May we realize that all these creatures also live for themselves and for you-not us alone,” Amen.

“The LORD bless you and keep you. The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace,” Numbers 6:24-26.

Greatest story ever told

Of all the biblical prophecies which one is the most formidable? It’s the earliest prophecy found in our scriptures. And it goes as follows, and the Lord God said, “Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; and dust will you eat all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heal,” Genesis 3:14-15.

Now for a little exegesis. When God completed his creation, all dominion of that creation was given to man, including every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. (Scriptural text:Genesis 1:26). So did Satan embody himself in one of those creeping things, and successfully entice Eve and Adam to disobey God? If he did, then that’s the first scriptural account of demonic possession. Regardless, it ushered in the severe consequences of toil, painful birthing and death. Tagged by God as sin which is what the journey we are about to observe, called Holy Week is all about. Or did Satan, have the shape shifting ability to configure himself as a serpent? We have this account in Genesis 3:1a, now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord had made.

The answer to those issues are not answered in our scriptures. But it seems from other scriptural accounts Satan can exercise either option. Which makes Satan, something to be dreaded and feared.

But this what we know for certainty, Man was to have dominion over those creeping things. Which made this first man, Adam superior to them. And from that superiority, we discover this truth. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse’s heels, so that its rider shall fall backward. (Scriptural text:Genesis 49:17. All picturesque of the life destroying bite of the serpent. Causing humanity to declare, “I have waited for your salvation, O LORD!” (Scriptural text:Genesis 49:18).

The wait for salvation is a tedious experience. Here is a paraphrase of Genesis 3:15. Satan in the likeness of a life form human or inhuman will always plague those of us who wait for the completion of our salvation. We though justified by the murder and resurrection of our Redeemer  will continue to sin. By so doing Satan bruises the heel of Jesus through us. The ultimate climax of Resurrection Sunday is that our sorrow for our human nature allows Jesus to bruise Satan’s head. No matter what avenue human or inhuman that causes us to yearn for the completion of our salvation it is now complete. Satan can only bruise humanities heel, if secure in Christ. Because in Christ, we are victorious over Satan regardless of his means of attack demoniacally or through human frailty. Because humanity is able to inflict a death blow to his head through Jesus Christ. In Christ, we don’t have to be slaves to what causes us to sin. Picturesquely revealed, as prophecy, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

And it played out this way, as Satan attempted to bruise the head of Christ. Only for Satan to have his head bruised. Which tells us Satan’s reached is limited, but the reach of Christ is unlimited and deadly. Again, the devil took Him up into an exceeding high mountain. And showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. And said unto Him, “All these things I will give You, if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, you shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only shall you serve,” Matthew 4:8-10.

For centuries humanity waited for the fulfillment of Genesis 49:18, I have waited for your salvation, O LORD. The journey in memorization of our salvation begins Sunday and concludes on Resurrection Sunday. And Holy Week is about what Jesus said to our defeated enemy because Christ inflicted him with a death blow, for us. “You shall worship the Lord you God, and Him only shall you serve.” Spend the week worshiping Jesus. And then, depart serving Him only, in some expression of bearing His cross.

What yesterday tells us about tomorrow

“I once asked evangelists. Billy Graham, if he experienced temptations of the flesh, when he was young,’ he said, ‘of course.’ ‘How did you deal with them?’ ‘With a passion,’ he responded. ‘I asked God to strike me dead before he allowed me to dishonor him that way!’ ‘That is the kind of seriousness one needs to overcome the temptations of a corrupt culture in which shameful behavior is to often paraded in the streets,'” Columnist Cal Thomas.

Certainly, a befitting message for today which dates back to the early New Testament times. Where this is recorded, “And as Isaiah said before, except the LORD of Sabaoth (or Host) had left us a seed, (resisters) we would have become as Sodom, and we would have been made like Gomorrah,” Romans 9:29. Places that experienced the wrath of God through utter destruction because decadent homosexual behavior. But God did indeed leave us a seed through Abraham. From Abraham’s seed many resisters of evil have marched across the canvas of righteousness. Denouncing behaviors insulting to our God.

Including Peter, who wrote for his time and ours. “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them with an overthrow making an example unto those that afterward should live ungodly,” 2 Peter 2:6. Make no mistake, what God did to Sodom and Gomorrah by turning them into ashes, he can do to America. In America the shameful behavior of homosexuality is being paraded across the country as acceptable God honoring lifestyles. Such lifestyles are ungodly, and how God will judge America remains to be experienced.

We know that such judgments are certain because we have this promise. “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities  about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh (same sex sexual behaviors) are set forth an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire,” Jude 1:7.

God has promised that he will not be mocked, Galatians 6:7. In that same verse, promising that, that which is sown shall be reaped. God may, or may not, turn the cites of America into ashes from fire. But the same can be accomplished through the the unsettling events disturbing the nation now.

Certainly an army of Christian resisters is needed to challenge and turn back the ungodly from their various and asunder lifestyles. It also means turning back the agenda of the federal and state governments. Who campaign for acceptance of those who find comfort with strange flesh.

Truth is found by those who search and research making them available to dive deep into the treachery of ungodly behaviors. Elaborating upon their consequences, as Americana disappears from national prominence. Perhaps a mission for you in honor of your Christ, who would be pleased. As He said, “Bring forth fruit worthy of your repentance.”

Tragedy struck while most slept

It’s on the horizon according to the Prince of Wales. Who said, “Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to economic and environmental collapse.” With the Prince scolding the world community with this hot indictment. “We can no longer afford consumerism and the age of convenience is over.” Is the Donald on to something? Sounds a lot like the rhetoric of Donald Trump.

No doubt it’s time for a change but none will come. Because the determination for greed (excessive profits) and consumerism (hell bent on convenience) is just to overwhelming for change to occur.

There is a sound economic platform available but it is hidden away like it’s the result of the black plague. Because it has a biblical bases which most Christians are not even aware of. Because it’s not based upon profits and consumerism, but rather upon the concept of consumerism by sharing. Kind of like all for one and one for all. Which is not an American concept, by any means. Mostly because it’s associated in a blind manner with the Karl Marx doctrine of communism. Sounds a lot the  rhetoric of Sen.Bernie Sanders. Which is so unfortunate because Christendom has been eradicated through denial by false association, one of its primary responsibilities inside and outside of Christendom.

Here are a few verses for the economics of Christendom. But whoever has this world’s goods and sees his brethren in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? (Scriptural text:1 John 3:17). If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (Scriptural texts:James 2:15-17). As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.” (Scriptural text:2 Corinthians 8:15).

From the time of the distant past, a conversation which reverberates true today. Where Jesus was talking to Peter and said, “Get behind me Satan. You are an offense to me; for you purport not the things of God but those of men. (Scriptural text:Matthew 16:23). Unfortunately, there is some of that in all of us. Just enough to bring America into one crisis mode after another. With the next, being more troublesome than the previous one. Will the nation ever escape from these crippling crisis modes? And! Then return to be the land of disappearing yesterdays. When America was the land flowing with milk and honey which has its symbolism of prosperity from Exodus 3:8. I think not! Unless, America rediscovers Revelation 3:22, and puts into practice what is said, “They that have ears, let them hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

Most of Christendom associate the once glamorous city of Sodom and its destruction with sexual immorality. But there existed a more complex root, for the cities ultimate demise. And it was the sin of pride which represents a picturesque journey that America is taking, as individuals and collectively, as a nation.

So from Ezekiel, with our Lord God speaking, “Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you, ‘Like mother, like daughter!”‘ “As I live,” says the Lord God, “Neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done. Look, this was the iniquity your sister Sodom. She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me. Therefore, I took away as I saw fit.” (Scriptural texts:Ezekiel 16:44,48-50).

With God addressing those who purport not the things of God but rather of men. Who like Peter are an offense to Jesus. With this finding being issued against them. Because you say, I am rich, and have become wealthy and have need of nothing. And do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 16:23 and Revelation 3:17). True Christendom isn’t about the darkness of socialism but rather the light of the Christ who said, “I am the light.” (Scriptural text:John 8:12). Part of that light is to create a community of one for all, and all for one. The biblical book of James has a lot to say about that subject. To be in Christ is mysterious because it’s an unexplainable experience that occurs apart from learning. Jesus referred to this mysterious experience by liking it to the wind. Saying the wind blows, “You can hear the sound of it but no one can determine where it came from or where it will go.” Concluding by saying, “So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (Scriptural text: John 3:8).

And there rests what individuals, and the nation needs to discover. Being just one step upon many which is necessary to return the people and their nation to the land of milk and honey. But guess what? It will not occur through the world of politicians. But rather, through the revitalized church of Jesus Christ. And that in itself, is another great mystery. A mystery that eludes the so called church age of modernity.

We in Christ are approaching the holiest time of the year that we refer to as Holy Week. It’s about a seven day journey that changed the world. I’ll be discussing some aspects of that journey. Here’s an aspect not discussed, but deserves a return to that time by we in Christ, if the United States is to be spared her complete destruction.

The authorities had had enough of Jesus rebel rousing against their centuries of tradition. His talking about imminent change and the destruction of their temple. And unprecedented times of wars, famines and diseases. So it was decided that they had to kill Jesus. Hear is a part of their discussion. And the chief priest and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an up roar of the people.” (Scriptural texts:Mark 14:1-2). Today Jesus is mocked and not feared, as are we, His remnant. Simply put, we in Christ must return the authorities to a state of fear. If the United States is to have a future.

A world in the making how it is done

It should be the highest ambition of every Christian to extend their Christ anchored views beyond themselves. To wherever a community of people maybe found. Success represents the stamp of happiness on those yet unborn. But the converse represents misery upon those yet unborn. Because we as Christians do not live just for today, but also for the tomorrow’s yet to follow. For it’s written, “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” (Scriptural text:1 John 2:6).

People lament their status of suspected unimportance in the mix of people of stature, and sometimes overwhelmed by them and world events. In Christ there is no such notion of unimportance. Because it is recorded, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” (Scriptural text:Philippians 4:13). “In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Scriptural text:Colossians 2:3).

What it means 2 b a Christ enlistee

An old truth brought home. Through Christ, we are not of this world. Everything about this world is in opposition to the way Christ would have us live and act!

Therefore, its our duty to create a resistance to whatever it is that this world would foster upon us. Our scriptures portray this as a people armored for battle. And can be found in. Ephesians 6:11-17.

In verse eleven, we are told to put on the whole armor of God, that we might be able to stand against the wiles (strategies) of the devil. In our world every kingdom has someone at the helm directing its affairs. When all is said, and done, there are only two such worlds. One ruled by Satan, and every kingdom government and its people fall under his dominance. Who do not name Jesus Christ as their personal Redeemer and Savior. Why? Because there is no name under heaven given among us, whereby we can be saved. Said the coward Peter, who found new boldness from within because the most important piece of armor is worn from within. God’s very presences, His Spirit. (Scriptural Texts: Acts 4:7-8;12).

Even then Christendom has its hands full fighting of the strategies of the devil. Such an old fashioned idea for the 21 century. But nevertheless, as contemporary, as contemporary can get because as history progresses to its anthology of world events will prove its contemporaneousness.

Verse twelve puts it this way, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (government authority), against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (meaning tragically not every religious institution that calls itself a church meets the Christ criteria for being a church). They are subtle by design and sometimes difficult to identify. Three quick markers, as identifiers. If they condone same sex marriages, and support abortions for the convenience of the parties. And proclaim, that all religions lead to God. They represent spiritual darkness in high places. What is so confusing to many is that these rulers of darkness (politicians) and (clergy) are people representing spiritual darkness in high places who work in conjunction almost as one. Like the United Nations and the Council of Churches.

Pay Attention! It’s why penalties will be levied against Christians for exercising their free speech in the name of Jesus. Maybe sooner than latter. Think about this. This padre overheard a group of teenage girls discussing religion. One of them said, “Jesus was not a real person.” Another student said, “True, and that’s why I’m reading the Qur’an.” Those girls happened to be a part of a very advanced academic course of study. Here’s what their academics require for success. School dismissal. Get home and go to bed. Sleep for 2-3 hours. Get up and eat dinner. Do homework until 2-3; sometimes 4 in the morning. Back at school by seven. Those girls will have influential careers maybe in various levels of government or banking. Perhaps as officers in our military. Do you think that they’ll be sympathize with the growing minority of Christians, who have a habit of exercising their free speech for Jesus? No! Remember Jesus said, “If they hated Me, they’ll hate you.” And, “They’ll drag you into their courts and persecute you.” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 10:21-22;John 15:18-21).

In opposition to that dominance is the world dominated by Jesus Christ. Christ sits at the helm of His kingdom the church (people, not stone castles). Through the institution of the church (people, empowered by the Holy Spirit). We surrender to His dominance, as warriors preparing for a time when Jesus Christ will be visible for all to see, as He will rule from Jerusalem. Then we should act and fight as such. Defending our Lord Jesus Christ, as our commanding officer. “Who is the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD of GOD,” verse 17. Fighting the ‘just war’ to establish the church (people) at the forefront as America’s advisers. Working to defeat the principalities of darkness and the spiritual wickedness in high places.

According to verse thirteen, we are to put on the whole armor of God, so that we will be able to withstand their evil by doing all that is possible to defeat them. That is accomplished by engaging this ungodly alliance in the art of warfare.

And should a soldier fall in battle, a gallant warrior is never left behind. The cross makes the difference because should a gallant warrior of a different race or gender than ours fall. It doesn’t matter because the cross makes us one.

It’s what the other side wants and struggles to have through such state and religious doctrines as assimilation through cultural inclusiveness and speech in accordance with political correctness. Meaning include all and say nothing offensive to anyone. But they can’t have it, and will never completely have it, because we in Christ will deny them through war. Because they will never give up their darkness, for the light voluntarily. Centuries of history should have taught us that reality!!

You do this by knowing what the Christ criteria is for being a Christian which is the only identifier that qualifies the people to gather as a church. Verse fourteen puts it this way, Stand therefore, having your lions (whole self) girded (or prepared) with truth (from scriptures), and having the breastplate of righteousness (an impenetrable shield against the principalities of darkness (politicians) and (clergy) the spiritual rulers in high places.

We then discover that verse fifteen  addresses our feet. Signaling that the Christ warrior is prepared from head to foot in the preparation to offer the gospel in peace. The world outside of Christ is tired of all the misery and they want peace. But what, they seek is only found through the gospel. The reason the Christ soldier is at war is because the world around us rejects our gospel of peace.

“Change your self change your world,” motto for deliverance!! That’s what it means to be a Christ enlistee. The question is, is modern Christendom up to the task? As was John the Baptist, who was beheaded, or Stephen, who was stoned to death for scolding the authorities, or Paul, who had to flee from those authorities, in order to save his life. I think not! But what do you think? Because, I need to be proven wrong!!

Therefore every soldier has a shield. Ours is one of faith. Which gives the Christ soldier the ability to quench (destroy) the fiery darts of the wicked, Ephesians 6:16.

Christians need to engage themselves in the discovery of the many arts of warfare discovered through the aforementioned scriptures. Put America back on its forgotten path. Reestablish prosperity and power to America. And, may the God of peace grant you wisdom. Fulfilling the sacred inscription on our Liberty Bell. Which reads, “… and proclaim liberty through out all the land unto all the inhabitants,” Leviticus 25:10. Any politician or clergy, Christian or Muslim, who stands in the way must be destroyed. They have tanked America long enough. It’s time for the Christ soldier to tank them. And replace them with those, who understand the here and now, as well, as tomorrow.

Next: Creating a new world through you.

Wanted a Revolutionary Body of Warriors

For those of you, like me, who name 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. Although, they would like us to think that isn’t the case. They use our Christ doctrines as whipping belts in order to beat many of us into submission. And, for the most part, it has worked. And of course, they have a police force to enforce what persuasion fails to accomplish. The two keeps everyone pretty much in check.

It’s not uncommon that when such arguments are presented. Concerning legislated and enacted laws by the government at any level. Then this argument surfaces, and Jesus said, to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at Him. (Scriptural text: Mark 12:17). So how should Christians respond to that Christ directive? Obviously comply with laws that do not dishonor Jesus. But it’s another matter, when those laws do not render unto God those things that are God’s.

In that we live in a world foreign to us. Christians need to come together and create it’s own armed defensive force. Because America is becoming a godless state. Favoring by law behaviors foreign to what our scriptures advocate. But there are several other reasons, and foremost among them is Americas Islamic presences. Which will only grow stronger, as Obama acquiesces to Muslims demands for greater autonomy to practice Islam within geographic boundaries within the continental United States. These areas are know as, No Go, zones. With signs announcing that Islamic customs and laws governs through out the No Go zone. It is said one such zone exists in Dearborn, Michigan. And from other reports, it appears such zones are underway through out the United States. Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, seems to be the only candidate with anything close to a solid proposal for dealing with the Islamic threat to the United States, at home and abroad.

All this puts the church at greater and greater risk because Islam is committed to destroying our Judeo Christian heritage. The Christians can not allow any aspect of Islamic custom, culture or laws to have any binding authority anywhere in the United States. Christians need to become aware of what Islam is all about. In so doing Christians will learn to tremble when they discover the depth of Islamic penetration into their government. We have a president, in Obama, who is a Muslim sympathizer. And as such, he is a troubled man. Not because of Islamic extremism which is nothing but his attempt to rally the world to fight Sunni Muslims. Who seem to have the upper hand in the war that Muslims are fighting against each other. Because it’s suspected, that he’s a closet Shiite Muslim. And that’s why, he’s soft peddling all attempts to ensure that Iran, a Shiite Muslim state, doesn’t become a nuclear power.

The government brags one way or another that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. From Islam, and other assorted evils, like political correctness and cultural inclusiveness. But it is known today, that the Roosevelt adage about fear was not then (1933) nor true today. But what they fear most is a revitalized Body of Believers. Which they put to sleep with brute slaughter and murder during the time of Christ. Which has continued in succeeding centuries, by incorporating the Christians as a people among themselves. To the point that many Christians see themselves as an external part of the government. Relishing themselves as bed partners with their oppressors. With many Christians not being aware of how such companionship’s have compromised the influence and power of the church.

Here is what Christ taught, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth, but a sword,” Matthew 10:34. Because we live in a world polluted with the evils of darkness as noted in Ephesians 6:12. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (governments), against the rulers of the darkness of this world (social customs which are anti-Christ embedded often in their laws), against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Spiritual wickedness in high places means this, when Christ said to Peter. “… get behind me Satan. You are an offense to me. For you purport not the things of God, but those of men,” Matthew 16:23. But Peter discovered, Revelation 3:22, it’s a 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 worthy read.

Therefore, the Prince of Peace, ordained for the last time in Revelation 3:22. “Those who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Because there can be no lasting peace, or prosperity, unless things are done the Christ way. Which is why Christ said, “… if any person will come after me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross and follow me,” Matthew 16:24.

Change yourself, so you can change your world. It’s really worth the effort because it helps ones growth in Christ. Especially after a conquest has been captured. It could have been something personal, or something accomplished on the battle fields with this foreign kingdom that surrounds us. It has its dept in 2 Corinthians 5:17, as a continual metamorphosis of change. Whereby the believer becomes more dangerous to the expressions found in Ephesians 6:12.

Tomorrow what you need to succeed.

A destiny of time

“The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealth’s. Almost all governments have therefore made it a principal object of their attention. To establish and endow with proper Revenues, and Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding ages with men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and their country,” Benjamin Franklin, 1749.

Centuries earlier the writer of the book of Proverbs put it this way. “Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not, neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not. and she shall preserve you; love her, and she shall keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom; and with all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote you, she shall bring you to honor when you embrace her,” Proverbs 4:5-8. No doubt the results of a good education, as envisioned by wise people through out the centuries.

Pray that Jesus will raise up strategist to plot resolutions for complex destines. In the rescue of education throughout our public schools. It is obvious that isn’t occurring anywhere in America. As public schools become war zones of lawlessness, and for anti-Christos. It’s now possible in America to lose your employment as a teacher, if you publicly promote Christian values. While your employment is safe, if you advocate gay causes, as one example from many available.

The answer tomorrow!

Mystery of our triune God

And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit. Seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles. Believed in the world, received up in glory. (Scriptural text:1 Timothy 3:16).

Jesus said, My Father loves Me because I lay down My life that I may take it again. (Scriptural text:John 10:17). Jesus said, “I and My Father are one,” John 10:30. And hearing such things, the Jews took up stones again to stone Him, verse 31.

Paul said none of this is controversial and it is not. At least not after it’s been experienced. And that experience is gained from 2 Corinthians 5:17, which reads, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” It’s a evolving experience around Jesus. Because as one matures in Christ, the newness first experienced is called growth. Greater insights into the scriptures occur through God’s Spirit, who dwells within the believer.

And, that is the mystery of our triune God. Unexplainable and unacceptable to mortal beings. But we, in Christ are not mere mortals. As taught by Paul, who said, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own.” (Scriptural text:1 Corinthians 6:19). And, you are the temple of the living. As God has said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people,” 2 Corinthians 6:16 b.

The next discussion will demonstrate why this is so important.

Light what it means

The chatter was all about the free market with the mysterious hand of God guiding the nation to economic prosperity. Shadowed and protected by the light of the world, Jesus Christ. Who was often pictured as the light in the harbor, signaling the route to safety.

Which actually has a biblical bases, found in Genesis 49:22-24. Where we discover these words, “Joseph is a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over a wall. The archers (enemies Israel/U.S.) have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him (Nazism, Islam). But his bow abode in strength and the arms of his hands made strong by the mighty God of Jacob. From there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel,” The United States is an extension of Israel.

Personal, and global prosperity evolves around a people and their nation, whose dependence is upon the God of Jacob or Israel. The very ancestry of Jesus Christ is traced back to the very God of Jacob. And from Christ forward, to our very times. Where Jesus spoke saying, “I am the light of the world; they that follow me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,” John 8:12. With the emphasis upon the phrase, “but shall have the light of life.” Perhaps no people in humanities long history has placed a greater dependence upon the God of Jacob and Jesus Christ. Then the American people and the government of the United States. But that reliance is fast slipping into the annuals of the abyss of darkness, where the teachings of the God of Jacob, and Jesus Christ are being ignored. Resulting with God’s light of life flickering off and on. The light of God is what results in personal and national prosperity. When that light stays off permanently, then the people and the national government will really experience economic ruination. Effecting every avenue of existence. Causing multiple ramifications which Americans had a taste of from the so called great recession of 2008. Which America, has not completely recovered from. God’s flickering light is staying on the off position longer. Resulting in a people, and their government being blinded by the lack of light. It’s like driving down a familiar road blind folded. How far would one get without crashing the car. What’s next? Can’t see, no light, it’s a guessing game trying to get somewhere that can’t be seen. Confusion sets in making one vulnerable to the conditions around you. The United States is a confused nation. She needs to return to the giver of light which is Jesus Christ. Or America will experience the elements of her blindness. Which will come from the thrashing that the sons of Islam will inflict upon the United States, as America engages Muslims abroad and at home.

Let the naysayer laugh and mock because God will have the last laugh of mockery. It’s recorded in the Psalms. With these words, “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; and the Lord shall have them in derision,” Psalms 2:4. Will America reclaim her godly light?  And be returned to the vines of prosperity nourished by the deep wells of God’s eternal water? I think not!

The God of Jacob said that it would be through his church which would radiate the required light, Note Revelation 1:20, the mystery of the 7 stars and the 7 golden lampstands. Then we find these words in Revelation 2:5, “Remember, therefore, from where you have fallen; and repent, and do your first works, or else I will come to you quickly, and remove your lampstand from its place, except you repent.” So the American destiny is in the hands of the church.

And if the people within the land of plenty are seeing the plenty disappear, it’s because the lampstand has been removed from its place. Want it Back? Done through individual and national repentance, and perhaps God will once again replace our lampstand in its rightful place. And, with it a return to the land of plenty.

A man of war from his youth U can’t beat him son

If Christendom is to survive, it must become very militant, because it’s the God way.

Some seem reluctant to acknowledge that the God of Abraham was capable of mass destruction. And from Abraham, came Isaac, Jacob, David and Jesus. It’s the history, as recorded through out the Old Testament where we see his violence displayed. And the book of Revelation clearly reveals his propensity for mass destruction. Often his violence was targeted at nations who threatened Israel, his inheritance. And when his inheritance, Israel became unfaithful to him. Then in Revelation his fury is directed at the community of nations.

For this discussion, we’ll take a look at the destructive hand of God. By taking a look at the person, who would become Israels second king, God’s Warrior King. From whose human lineage produced Christ, Christ the Warrior King of his father King David.

Israel was under threat, again, from its enemies, the Philistines. And in their ranks they had a giant man of war named Goliath, who is described as being a champion, 1 Samuel 17:4. He cried out to the battle ready Israelites. “Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him, and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us, verse 8. For over a month, Goliath taunted Israel continually, verse 16.

Finally, David went to King Saul, and said, let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go out and fight with this Philistine.

With Saul responding, perhaps in a mocking manner. You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth, verse 33.

In dramatic fashion, after Goliath asked, Am I a dog that you come to me with sticks? verse 43. Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck Goliath in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. With David prevailing with sling and stone. Then David being without a sword. Ran over to Goliath, and standing over Goliath took his sword and killed him, verses 49-51. Then David took the head of Goliath and brought it to Jerusalem, verse 54.

No doubt the news spread quickly concerning this youth described as being ruddy and good looking. Who could not only shepherd sheep but fight. So as the victorious Israelis, were returning from battle. The women came out singing and dancing to welcome home King Saul. But the excitement seemed to be for David because they also sang, “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands, 1 Samuel 18:7.

As the centuries past, God became one of us, as He took upon himself the persona of Jesus. And became one of us, with one exception, he was without sin, 2 Corinthians 5:21. It has always been God’s desire to reconcile humanity to Himself. In our church age, Paul expressed it this way, “To wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, v.19a.

So from this our church age, in which we offer no animal sacrifices as atonement for the sins of a nation and its people. But rather, God has committed unto us the word of reconciliation, v. 19b. Reconciliation with God through Jesus, God’s human sacrifice, for both Jew and Gentile. That is our foremost responsibility to God, through Jesus. While there is time, take that gospel from the angel’s hand and preach it, as directed, Revelation 14:6.

This padre would suggest that God has never put aside His taste for blood, when His heritage Israel is in danger. Because, He will not break this promise to David, “And your house, and your kingdom, shall be established forever before you; your throne shall be established forever,” 2 Samuel 7:16. Which explains, why Israel a tiny nation of a few million people. Militarily, is able to defeat nations of tens of millions who surround them.

God has many weapons of war, one shown through histories David’s . But here are some others, though less obvious to most, dishonorable governments, famines, diseases, bizarre weather, crumbling economics and false religions. All of which can humble and destroy, not just individuals but nations too. America is on the bye-bye train. God spared Noah’s world, will he spare ours? Really, it’s up to you and me!

A read of the early chapters of Revelation, we discover a sad critique of the church, given to us not once! But seven times. Near the end, we find this admonishment, “As many as I love, I REBUKE and CHASTEN; be ZEALOUS, therefore and REPENT,” Revelation 3:19. This padre would suggest that to be zealous, is to be a ZEALOT. Meaning to be a highly principled and uncompromising Christ Souldier. With the ultimate purpose to return America to its original destiny. A city on a hill, as a beacon light, exposing and destroying the evils light exposes, note Matthew 5:14-16.

Through the old covenant it was unusual to find God not directing Israels wars. Israel only lost her wars when she went the way of her neighboring nations. Thus offending God and suffering the consequences.

With the new covenant God offered redemption to Jew and Gentile. And after redemption, ultimate victory is through the blood of Jesus. Exemplified by the word of the Christ Souldier’s testimony. But today that’s no longer enough because if you look around. You’ll see that God’s America is being taken away from us. And no doubt God will fight for us, once again, if we are willing to sacrifice our lives for Him when necessary. It’s a two step process, our testimony and our lives. Verified authoritatively in Revelation 12:11.

David was not guaranteed victory over Goliath. He put himself at risk and won. But his government wanted him dead, so he had to high tail it for awhile. And so might the valiant Christ Souldier’s, who slays their Goliath’s.

This is not the time for foolishness by acting violently out of stupidity. No doubt those words will bring remembrance to yesterdays gone by. Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me. If you are good at inferential thinking, here’s what’s being advocated. Today’s Christ Souldier’s must learn the art of acting violently, nonviolently. By the way, if you think God is a pacifist read the book Revelation. Be sure you are on His good side when you meet Him because we all will someday. Verified by one faithful to Him in the book of Revelation.

Get this and you got life and purpose

Moreover He said to Me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go and speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll. And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with the 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 My words to them,” Ezekiel 3:1-4.

What’s the connection between that scroll, and the house of Israel? That scroll is the Word of God in totality, as a substance that satisfies the cravings we have for meaningfulness. Which is so life changing, when experienced that ones self is so very different. To get the point across, God allows Ezekiel to use an euphemism to encourage people to participate in his experience. Which is described honey in sweetness; therefore, identifiable as what one likes to experience from ones food. Remember Ezekiel was told to feed his belly and to fill his stomach. And that’s what the Word of God does for those, who hunger and thirst for meaning and purpose.

Now a journey into scroll understanding, that scroll is like no other substance. It appears to be like a book with words printed on white paper and bound as a book. It’s not, rather it’s the living breathing personage of God Almighty. Here are some scriptures from whence this mysterious miracle is established as truth. A truth completely not understandable, unless Jesus has drawn you unto the Father, and the Father has accepted you, and given you a future home in the kingdom of heaven. Scriptures: “Jesus was clothed with a robe dipped in blood. And his name is called The Word of God,” Revelation 13:19. Commentary:I just love the picturesque beauty. The body of Jesus, flesh and bones like you and me. But that’s were the similarities end, Jesus was without sin and exonerated, we are with sin and condemned. John through the majesty of divine providence paints his exoneration, as follows, in order to separate Jesus from us. His flesh is likened to cloth and his bones as a robe. And his cloth and bones were dipped in blood, his brutal crucifixion. By which, we also are exonerated, and set upon the path to perfection like our Savior. Paul amplifies this truth, “For we are members of his body, of his flesh and of his bones,” Ephesians 5:30.

And the promise by the Word for those not exonerated. “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him, the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day,” John 12:48. The pronouns me, and my and the noun Word are one and the same. Making the noun Word a Pronoun, also, because Jesus is the Word, who will be humanities final judge.

The question was asked, “What’s the connection between the scroll and the house of Israel? The house of Israel are those nations that emerged from one of Isaac’s sons, Jacob. Now Jacob had twelve sons, but for this short discussion, will focus on his son Joseph. Who had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. The Ephraim prophetically is the father of Great Britain and her commonwealth of nations. While Manasseh prophetically is the wings of the lion, who detached itself from that mighty lion, Great Britain. And, found the way to the shores of what would become America. Together these nations constitute the house of Israel.

Daniel prophetically provides us with this account from, Daniel 7:4. The story of America goes this way. The first was like a lion, and had eagles wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. From the world of symbolism, we recognize the lion to be the official symbol of Great Britain. Notice that this lion had wings like an eagle. With the bald eagle being the official symbol of the United States.

This king of beasts, for what would become the worlds foremost power, Great Britain. Had on its back the wings of an eagle. And Daniel, BEHELD, in astonishment one suspects, as the wings were PLUCKED. And then lifted up to make the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. With this magnificent bird finding its footing upon a far away and unknown land. Once here our eagle was made to stand up, and a man’s heart was given to it.

Daniels majestic pictorial narrative for the birth of a new nation. And significantly; a nation with a heart known the world over as Uncle Sam because of his perpetual generosity. But our eagle without choice, was made to stand up like a man. Captured for us in Ezekiel 3:1-3.

America, America the beautiful the foremost power house for the house of Israel. Would stand up at the forefront of global tyranny becoming the leader of the free world. It has been said that God works in mysterious ways, and so he does. God enabled his hawked eyed eagle; known for its extraordinary eye sight. To sweep down, and again and again snatch its prey with its claw like feet. In some cases at incredible speeds of 120-160 kilometers per hour or 75-99 miles per hour. Thus destroying freedoms enemies sometimes against seemingly impossible odds, if you know the history of the grand eagles two world wars.

Violence is mine says the LORD, I’ll repay, Deuteronomy 32:35, with vengeance being one of God’s treasures. And violently he did destroy tyrannical powers. But our grand eagle wasn’t into empire building. Instead he put these defeated powers on the road to self determination through democratic empowerment. Contributing billions of dollars to nation states determined to become the eagles keeper with no self determination or democratic empowerment.

In the dark shadows, where lack of light makes seeing difficult. From the destructive power of our eagle emerged a man. Uncle Sam, whose foremost gift of generosity was not just power and money. But the missionaries that went to these fallen lands of the eagle with the gospel of Jesus Christ. And, that was the intended purpose for the house of Israel.

Got U U R Mine

Jesus the worlds foremost historian, and thus the most reliable source for information. Had decided to cross a large body of water. While asleep, and storm suddenly took over and ravaged the seas. So sever was this storm that all on board the boat feared for their lives. Except for Jesus, who continued to sleep peacefully. His disciples finally disturbed him, and said, “Master our lives are at stake, do something!” Jesus got up, and calmed the winds and the sea and all returned to normal. But not for the disciples, who said among themselves, “What sort of a man is this, that even the winds and seas obey him?” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 8:22-25).

Perhaps still not over their amazement while docking their boat in the early morning hours. They were met by a city man living in the outskirts of the city. He was naked, and lived in a tomb within a cemetery. A man, who was controlled by demons for a long time.

Ah, the cemetery, a place that gives many an eerie feeling. Like maybe the dwelling place of zombies waiting to embody a corpse, when given permission by the underworld. An occurrence that few would admit to, except on Halloween.

Seeing Jesus, he cried out, fell down before him, and with a loud voice, “What have I to do with you Jesus, son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me!”

Because Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Because it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles. But he had broken free  from what  imprisoned him, and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.

And on the heels of Jesus, the worlds second most formidable historian, and thus, the next most reliable source for information will speak after Jesus. And pay attention to what he says because its a truth that haunts the world. Giving us a historical record of demonic behavior which is forever preserved and feared.

Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion!” “Because many demons had entered him.”

And they begged Jesus that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

Now a herd of swine was feeding on the mountain. So they begged Jesus that he would permit them to enter them. And, Jesus permitted them. Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine. And the herd ran violently into the lake and drowned.

When those, who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and told everyone in the surrounding area what had occurred.

The country, and the towns people assembled themselves. And went to see for themselves, what had happened. There they found Jesus, and the man from whom the demons had departed. He was sitting at the feet of Jesus. Clothed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid.

Those who had seen what occurred told them by what means that he who had been demon possessed was healed.

Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of Gadarenes asked Jesus to depart from them. Because, great fear had seized them.

So Jesus got into his boat and was about to leave. But when the man, who had been freed from the demons saw what was happening. He begged Jesus that he might leave with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your house, and tell everyone what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way, and proclaimed through out the whole city what great things Jesus had down for him. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 8:26-39; with commentary throughout by this padre).

This discussion concludes a seven part discussion about a subject many shy away from. Perhaps because saying that supernatural foreign entities can dwell within our species without ones awareness. Creates an unimaginable and unacceptable phenomena. But not for this padre because I’ve had to deal with them.

They are responsible for every evil occurrence on earth. Ranging from behaviors, illnesses, suicides, accidents, weather, wars, and more. Though discussed during the course of this series this needs to be emphasized. Many things just happen by chance and are not the result demonic interference. How is it known? It’s known because Jesus said so, and was also discussed during this series. Final word, know your scriptures then you’ll know. Because, also shown and emphasized, Jesus is the answer.

Paying the rent

Revelation 12:14, in it self is mysterious, but hopefully yesterdays discussion shed some light on the woman hurriedly scampered off to the wilderness. For a time and times and a half a time from the Serpent, not discussed, but now will be the focus of our discussion.

We are told that histories most deceptive masquerading shape shifting Dragon, used his craftiness again, as a Serpent. And found her! And when he did, he used a tactic that he had learned from his Creator, flood waters. Here’s the account, “So the Serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman. That he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. Suggesting that this zombie like Dragon can even effect the weather!

Jesus, faithful to his word, I will not forsake you, nor will the gates of hell prevail against you. So the earth helped the woman, and opened it’s mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. Proving that when shoving comes to pushing, God wins! Be smart, go with Jesus!

And the Dragon was enraged with the woman and went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 12:14-17;Psalms 27:10;Hebrews 13:5;Matthew 16:18).

What you’ve read so far has been about God paying the rent. That’s what the Psalms and Hebrews are about. And those scriptures serve as our receipt. Hopefully readers will study those scriptures because free tenancy isn’t free because it comes with life serving endangerment’s.

Now the endangerment. In due time the nations through impressive trickery from the once heavenly housed rogues as masquerading zombies will have their way. When it comes to persecuting those who follow the woman. Which could be you, if you hold fast to your faith in Jesus. Because the people, and thus their unless governments will billow, who can make war with them? “So they worshiped the dragon, who gave authority to the beast, (a human being having an unclean spirit within himself, called a demon, whom we mere mortals might tag as a zombie) saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can make war with him?'” (Revelation 13:4).

With that kind of notoriety he brings into play Daniel’s prophecy. Using some of the same language found in, Revelation 12:14, which is, “where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time.” Daniel, in chapter seven tells us this, “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High. He shall persecute the saints of the Most High. And he shall intend to change the times, and law. (Most likely laws debilitating to Christians. It’s occurring now! Where there are serious efforts to make it illegal to defame any religion. Having this chilling effect, perhaps upon discussions like this one and others previously discussed in this series. Because the thesis argued, was that the solution is through Jesus Christ. Thus, defaming other religions, who would disagree. It’s becoming more difficult, and dangerous to practice ones faith as a Christian. The saints shall be given into his hand, for a time and times and half a time, Daniel 7:25.

Though the saints in Jesus, will endure hardships once these zombie clad dragons get their their way with us. This we know, it only be, “for a time and times and half time.

Then when our God has had enough this will occur. “But the court shall be seated, and they take away his dominion. To consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom, and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve him.” (Scriptural texts:Daniel 7:26-27).

Without question turbulent times are ahead for the woman given two wings of a great eagle and her offspring. Because a time will come, when not even the rent can be paid. Because if you are a saint because of Jesus, then you’ll need special identification to engage in everyday commerce.

But once again, Jesus will pay the rent. In ways those trapped in a mundane world can’t understand. Like this, “Now may the God of peace, who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, the great Shepard of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant. Make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you, what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever, Amen.” (Scriptural texts:Hebrews 13:20-21).

Worlds of Wars

When out of nowhere, God gives his church two wings, as of a great eagle. So that she might fly into the wilderness, and find her place of nurture. Which is her’s for awhile, and it’s secure from the presence of that awful masquerading shape shifting Serpent. (Scriptural text:Revelation 12:14).

Metaphors and symbols the language of God. Giving us insights in our battles against the underworlds masquerading shape shifting dragons, serpents, devils multiple emissaries of Satan. Who in the end will become the idols of world governments, as they express themselves through prime ministers, chancellors, presidents, kings and queens and fake religious leaders. And the worlds people got on the band wagon, and John privileged by God warned, Wow! Unto the inhabitants of the earth!

Most shake off such ancient advice, as nonsense. But the few, who don’t, will be glad in the long run that they did not. It’s the short run that will in the long run make the difference. Much to say about that later. These little diversions occur when inspiration nudges me with subject matter for future discussions. Between the now and then, thought and research will determine their manifestations.

For now, we turn our attention to the metaphoric symbolism for the church in the wilderness. Described as a great two winged eagle, and when, she emerges, she’ll have the skills of forceful, fearless unmatched creature of the skies. A creature of intelligence, speed, strength, endurance and long life. Traits befitting a church engaged in multiple battles, including demonic possession. Wow wrote John, as the underworlds wars to humiliate God. Moving on to destroy his church, his body of believers.

Naturalist have tagged the great eagle as a magnificent creature with a body length of about 109 centimeters or about three feet. Its wing span is about 3.1 meters which equals a span of more than ten feet. Picturesque of the awesomeness of God’s mature believers. The question, as always, what will this present generation do with such awesomeness?

The eagle is known for its extraordinary eyesight with the capability of being able to see it’s prey at a distance of fifty miles. Traveling at incredible speeds of 120-170 kilometers an hour or 75-99 miles per hour. It swoops and snatches its prey with its curved talons. Some as big, as goats. Then using its intelligence it soars to heights dropping its prey to its death.

Will the church come together combining her eagle like skills and kill metaphorically those who would kill God’s church. Meaning his people, said to be his body, flesh and bones, at Ephesians 5:30. They kill us in many ways one of which is to say belief in the world of zombies or demons in the form of dragons, serpents, devils is the folk lore of superstition. They are wrong! And  America, and the world is less inhabitable and dangerous because of their ignorance.

Naturalist who study this species have discovered that they engage only in monogamous relationships. And God requires nothing less from his church. Paul wrote, endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him, who has chosen him to be a soldier. (Scriptural texts:2 Timothy 2:3-4). Wars are being fought on more fronts than those with the underworld of masquerading shape shifting dragons, serpents and devils. Pick your war and be faithful in battle.

One naturalist put it this way. “They are symbols of power, bravery, courage, honor, pride determination and freedom. Their transcendence as high soaring eagles are believed by some cultures to touch the face of God.” All biblical attributes of what the church should be.

Naturalist say that the eagle is fearless and determined. “While other birds flee storms with fear, not the great eagle. It spreads its mighty wings and uses the wind to soar to greater heights.” Dr. Myles Munroe reported that, “Eagles can fly up to an attitude of 10,000 feet, but they are able to swiftly land on the ground. No other bird can do that,” said Dr. Munroe. The great eagle, according to Dr. Munroe doesn’t mingle with pigeons. “Pigeons scavenge on the ground and grumble and complain all day long.” Concluding, “Eagles do not behave that way. They fly, and make less noise waiting for opportunities to strike their next prey or glide with the current of the storm.

Another group of symbolic metaphors easily tied to our scriptures. It is said in the Psalms, “He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake. Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil; for you are with me, your rod and your staff comfort me. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” (Scriptural texts:Psalms 23:3-5.

And we like the great eagle should leave the scavenging to the pigeons of our world, who are dirty, and make ungodly noises and tend to business. Done this way, For you were bought with a price; glorify God in your body and spirit which are God’s. (Scriptural text:1 Corinthians 6:20; and, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (Scriptural text:2 Corinthians 6:14).

Time comes and goes and a new generation must be trained. So here is another lesson from our great eagle. Naturalist researchers say that no member of the bird family is more vicious than the great eagle. But when it comes to family, they are gentle, and attentive to their young. They report that when the mother eagle sees that time has come for her to teach the eaglets to fly. She gathers an eaglet onto her back, and spreading her wings, flies high. Suddenly! She swoops up and the eaglet falls. As it falls, it gradually learns what its wings are for. Then mother catches the tumbling eaglet again and again. With the process being repeated, until success is achieved. Or disasters strikes, and the eaglet tumbles to its death.

The church should provide her children with the same loving forbearance. Because we have these instructions, “Train up a child in the way he should go. And when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Scriptural text:Proverbs 22:6). Because, “This a faithful saying, for if we died with him, we shall live with him. If we endure, we shall reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us. If we are faithless he remains faithful; he can not deny himself. Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words of no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (Scriptural texts:2 Timothy 2:11-15).

Then the next generation will be ready to fly. And maybe some will be dragon, or zombie slayers.

And if that doesn’t suit their taste, well there are other underworld figures masquerading as dragons, serpents, and devils. All more visible top side to the naked eye, who are just as bad and need to be swooped up and left as slop for the surviving pigeons.

And finally, for our great eagle, they discover that age isn’t their friend. But we are told by the naturalist that they don’t like that state, so they remake themselves. By the time the great eagle reaches thirty their physical condition deteriorates making it hard for them to survive.

So, our great eagle retreats to a mountaintop. Where he goes through a metamorphosis taking about five months. The eagle knocks of its own beak by banging it against a rock. It plucks out its talons and then its feathers. Amazingly, each stage produces a regrowth of the removed body parts. Which allows the eagle to live for another thirty to forty years.

Here’s the churches mountaintop for metamorphosis. Blessed is the man who walks not in the council of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of the sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the river of water, that brings its fruit its season, whose leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper. (Scriptural texts:Psalms 1:1-3).

Revelation 12:14, is a very strategic verse for the church picturesquely, as the great eagle, as she experiences her wilderness flight. For her own sake, she is sheltered from the serpent; but for a short time. This discussion shared her attributes metaphorically and developed while in seclusion. Tomorrow we’ll discover why. Which by the way, is the result of a nudge mentioned in paragraph three. I just didn’t expect it to be so soon. Sometimes it taken years for such nudges to materialize.

War of the Worlds

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” (Scriptural text:Genesis 3:15).

The battle ground has been established. Satan had successfully masqueraded or shape shifted himself into being something other than himself, a Serpent. Most likely a creature much different today than the creature the woman conversed with on that particular day. And in so doing tricked the woman into disobeying, and thus dishonoring God. And that is the continued enmity between the Serpent’s seed and our seed today. We are of the human genealogy of Satan and the woman. And, it’s genetic trait is sin. And it is said as fact, therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all have sinned. (Scriptural text:Romans 5:12).

From that we are told that the Serpent, an emissary of the Devil or the masquerading shape shifting Devil himself. Whereby, God handed down this indictment which reaches us today. The Serpent shall bruise our heel, but God will bruise his head. Signaling a mismatch in the struggle for survival which is one humanity can’t prevail, unless secure through the righteousness of Christ.

And that is our hopeless condition, by which humanity finds itself. Ponds in the grip of evil manifesting itself in ways unimaginable to we humans. But sometimes expressed through movies like Rose Mary’s Baby and World War Z. And as discussed in this series the mad behaviors of certain people. No doubt the captured prey of Satan or one of his many emissaries. Which makes us wonder, do such Zombies actually exist. Yes, they do, and you’ll be given a taste of their realness tomorrow. And we’ll hear from that promised voice tagged, as one, of two of the worlds greatest source authorities.

Though humanity can’t prevail with their struggle with the Serpent because we’ll always suffer a bruised heel. Hope runs eternal, and humanities hope is in the woman, who gave birth to the male child, Jesus. Resulting in a very angry Dragon whose viciousness is unparalleled as a masquerading shape shifter. Who doesn’t operate alone because he has at his disposal a unique assortment of emissaries. Because in our world, they don’t exist because we can’t see them. But in the supernatural world they exist, assigned to do the unthinkable, kill God. And in the process eliminate any and all people, who defend the newness of life through Jesus.

So here’s the historical account; now when the Dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman, who gave birth to the male child. (Scriptural text: Revelation 12:13). Here the woman is also picturesque of the church, who gave birth to us. Making us members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. Which is said, by the Apostle Paul to be a great mystery. (Scriptural texts:Ephesians 5:30;32).

But as would be expected, the church, the bride of Christ, the creation of God Almighty was given cover from the wrath of the great Dragon, for a time. That grotesque monster that was said of, “Woe to the inhabitants of the earth because he is among you. And he’s really mad, so watch out! (Revelation 12:9;12).

When out of no where, God gives His church two wings of a great eagle. So that she might fly into the wilderness and find her place of comfort. Where she is nourished for awhile, and secure from the presence of that awful masquerading shape shifting Serpent. (Scriptural text:Revelation 12:14).

To be continued:Metaphors and symbols the language of God. The defense against the underworlds masquerading shape shifting Dragons, Serpents and Devils, multiple emissaries of Satan. Who in the end, will become the idols of world governments, as they express themselves through prime ministers, presidents, chancellors, kings and queens and fake religious leaders. And the worlds people got on the band wagon, and John by privileged by God said, Woe! Unto the inhabitants of the earth.

Zombies in our midst

There, you got it! They have been here since, who knows. Maybe since this celestial event. And there was a war in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world. He was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Therefore rejoice you heavens and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath because he knows that he has but a short time. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 12:7-9;12).

A zombie is defined as a soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft; or a person who is, or appears lifeless, apathetic or completely unresponsive to their surroundings; end dictionary contributions. Or magnificent creatures create by God. Who transgressed their boundaries established for them by God, and are now among us. I prefer the latter definition while conceding that Satan and his contorted soulless clan can do what’s humanly impossible.

Like take residency in humans, who were created by the same God. With one magnificent distinction; we were given a spirit. The vehicle by which communications come about between us and our Creator. And that’s truly magnificent in itself; but as long as we are earthbound, it gets even better. While we wouldn’t know all that unless we were told, so here is a spoonful of knowledge from the perfect source Himself.

Then God said, “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness,” Genesis 1:26a; And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and he became a living being, Genesis 2:7; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. You send forth your Spirit, they are created, Psalms 104:29b-30

Then the dust will return to the earth as it was. And the Spirit will return to God, who gave it, Ecclesiastes 12:7. And, What! Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19; Therefore! What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell in them, and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people,” 2 Corinthians 6:16.

Who would have suspected that such a marvelous phenomena had occurred, except for death? Especially that the living breathing God dwells within His body of believers? With that being true, then the converse could occur. With the former being capable of enjoying the majesty of God. As His child, redeemed to glorify Him, and to do much good through out our communities and the world. While the latter does just the reverse and it’s a puzzle understood by few. But one of great interest because of what makes some so crazy.

A puzzle indeed, but lets see what we can determine from the world’s two most reliable sources. We have some terms from God Himself that provide some insights about our zombies.

Remember that incident that occurred centuries ago? It goes like this way, now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had created. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?'” (Scriptural text:Genesis 3:1). No doubt that serpent looked much different from the serpents we see today. Because after the events surrounding that discussion played out, we have this recorded. So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all of your life.” (Scriptural text:Genesis 3:14).

It seems that God turned that serpent into a being other than what was intended. Whereby he was destined by God to do what humanly is impossible. Which is among other things, is to take up residency in humans. Just like his Creator can live in those, who have denounced the Eden experience of sin. And have been redeemed by the slain blood of Jesus Christ.

There its been presented, two worlds in our midst which go mostly unnoticed. And we have heard from the first of our most reliable sources, the next will have his say. But after a discussion about an unseen universal war. Where no one is not a participant. Most likely, he’ll speak to us on the 30th.

Zika as a precursor to greater sorrows

In that it was said yesterday, “There are degrees of influence from supernatural phenomena.” Can any of that be applied to the mass rampage shooters plaguing modern society?

What about the Zika virus? Jesus said this during a conversation with his disciples. “And there shall be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places.” (Scriptural text:Matthew 24:7b). Is Zika a precursor to even greater pestilences to plague humanity? In Matthew verse eight, Jesus said, “All these things are the beginning of sorrows.”

After a busy day, Jesus decided to cross the waters to the other side during the night. When they had left the sea shore, a great wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace be still.” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

But He said to them, “Why are you fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceeding, and said one to another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and sea obey Him?”

Scriptural texts:Mark 4:35-41.

A tower had collapsed, and killed eighteen people. Jesus asked, “Do you think that they were worse sinners then all the other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Scriptural texts:Matthew 13:4-5.

Jesus said, “But I say to you, love your enemies. Bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. That you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Scriptural texts:Matthew 5:44-45.

From the series of verses discussed from Mark chapter 4, and Mathew chapter 13 and concluding with Matthew chapter 5. In which there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that the that the supernatural world of evil spirits played any role in any of those events. Because, Jesus was the featured orator directing the discussion and made no implications otherwise. But he did suggest that lack of faith is a problem for those seeking answers to hard questions. Going on to say that even when tragedy strikes that even survivor’s will eventually will perish if they fail to repent. Concluding with some suggestions for problem solving and bringing people together. And saying, that the sun rises upon the evil and the good. Along with the rain falling upon the just and unjust.

With this discussion concluding that sometimes dreadful occurrences happen independent of the world of evil spirits. And that’s what most likely what happened, as Trayvon Martin’s and George Zimmerman’s of our world collided.

To be continued, as our zombies from their evil world invade us.

Production of evil

Really interested in knowing how evil is produced? Then read the following discussions. 26 February 2016; I will kill u cause u r bad; Y government is bad; 27 February 2016; Shoot outs Tucson, Aurora, and Newtown; 28 February 2016; Answering Obama’s call 4 a better America, 01 March 2016.

What you are about to read is dismissed for the most part as nonsense. Because today more than any other time in history behavioral specialist think they have dissected such nonsense, as a plague of some sort that incapacitates the unfortunate. Unless you’ve seen the movie World War Z. Then maybe there is such a phenomenon as zombies. Which are defined as soulless corpses, maybe so, who knows.

Whatever they are, they are real and are capable of reeking devastating consequences in our very visible world.The suggestive aforementioned readings may or may not be of such a phenomena. So in order to get an insight lets journey into the world of the not so visible. But who can take us there, none other than histories greatest behaviorist specialist, Jesus Christ.

For six days Jesus had been walking between towns because the transportation system wasn’t what it is today. Perhaps enjoying the fragrances of the flowered landscape and other beauties. Before global warming and corporate greed emerged to destroy the environment. So that the only smells available are those that destroy and kill body, mind and soul.

Then Jesus took with him Peter, James and John and they climbed to the top of a high mountain. There his three compatriots observed the first of three unexpected and unusual  experiences. The first was called the transfiguration. Then appeared, like out of nowhere Elias with Moses. And they were talking with Jesus. Those experiences frightened the poor fellows. Suddenly a great cloud overshadowed them, and they heard a voice, like maybe a talking cloud. And the voice said, “This is my beloved son, hear him.” Looking around, they saw no one, no Elias or Moses, no one except Jesus. And as they descended from the mountain, Jesus told them to keep those experiences to themselves, for a time. But they wonderd among themselves, what the rising from the dead meant. And they questioned Jesus, and Jesus answered them.

Then apparently, they were separated because when Jesus joined them lots of people surrounded them and they were being questioned by the community historians, the scribes.

It all ended when they saw Jesus. And Jesus asked, “What are you discussing with them?”
When one from the crowd said, “Teacher, I have brought unto you my son which has a mute spirit; and wheresoever he takes him, he tortures him. Causing him to foam at the mouth and he gnashes his teeth, and is contorted in body.” “I sought help from your disciples that they should cast it out.” A process that we priest call exorcism.

Jesus went on to say, “Bring him to me!” And so the boy was brought to Jesus. When the spirit saw Jesus, the boy immediately went into a state of convulsions. Falling to the ground, and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. Jesus asked the father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.” Continuing,”Often he has thrown him into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if you can do anything have compassion on us and help us.”

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears,” Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”

Then the spirit cried out convulsed him greatly. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up and he arose.

And when he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” Jesus replied,” This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

Scriptural texts:Mark 9:2-29, NKJV.

What are to conclude about those scriptures. To each their own conclusions. But for this padre, it’s about supernatural phenomena that the scriptures provide little insights for our understanding. Other than that such phenomena exists and can control people against their will. Causing them to do things that if they were in complete control of themselves they would not do. Which returns us to the aforementioned suggestive readings, wondering did such evil spirits overtake the shooters. Causing them to do things that if they were free of such evil; they would have not have not done it. Many might agree that it’s a reasonable explanation, when evil executes in the manner of the previously discussed shooters. For this padre, it is the reason; for the behavioral specialists, it’s classified as behavior from a deranged mind. With all kinds of subsets of technical definitions.

My advice, go with the Word of God and be careful because no one is exempt from such evil spirits. Our scriptures advocate a process of sanctification by which we are made safe. Note, “Now may the God of peace, himself sanctify you completely. And may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

How to make that journey? Pray! “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever,” Matthew 6:13. “He restores my soul; and he leads me in the paths of righteousness, for his name sake, Psalms 23:3. And remember Jesus said, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting,” Mark 9:28.

Suggesting that there are degrees of influences from such supernatural phenomena.