Charley the Wal-Mart greeter

 

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

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

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

a new climate for national security

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the way things r and y things remain the same

 

“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas. The class which has the ruling material force of society, (corporate conglomerates and their government cronies), is at the same time the ruling intellectual force (combined they determine what thoughts are to be promoted and from that what kinds of behavior is acceptable). The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, (how people sweat and eek out a bare existence) has control at the same time over the means mental production. So that generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it,” M.E.R. The German Ideology. NOTE: Words between parenthesis are comments by this padre.

And it’s why this Padre, advocates the need for costly change. Meaning change that requires many sacrifices, not just material. Change that takes the nation to what Jesus emphasized, and makes His concepts a national reality. Jesus put it this way, “I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was in prison and you came to me.” See Matthew 25:35-36.

Later Jesus was questioned about the applicability of His statements. He replied, “…. Assuredly, I say to you, insomuch as you did it one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” See Matthew 25:37-40.

In our 21st century the words of Jesus means no one should lack any of the amenities that makes life sustainable. It’s the Christo’s job to make it happen. Will it happen? Probably not, but there are some of us, who work to make it happen. Perhaps you’ll join us in your own way.

I can share this, when the disenfranchised are helped. Their smiles of gratitude say everything worth saying. And those smiles are enduring, as a source of strength, when times are difficult.

caught between 2 worlds

 

The Peter syndrome is a condition that plagues all of us, sometime during our life. It is a condition that when courage is needed, it is nowhere to be found. It is just that sometimes, when the going gets tough, some turn to running. With running employing different faces depending upon the circumstances. Like the face Peter wore, when he denied knowing Jesus Christ.

It was at a time, when he may have thought that the movement Christ founded was about to be crushed. Peter had slipped into a court room to witness legal proceedings against the man he most admired and pledged to follow. There stood his leader before the justices and being ordered, either to confirm or deny whether He was, or was not the Christ, the Son of God.

Jesus replied boldly, “As you say,” with the court responding with rage, “You have spoken blasphemy!” Then with quick deliberation, they ruled, “He is guilty of death.” Then they turned and spit in his face, and beat him. Others punched him with the palms of their hands. Then they mocked him, “Saying prophesy to us, Christ! Who struck you?”

Peter, shaken to his very core after such a horrific court proceeding. And as Peter, was slipping out of court, a group of woman saw him. Shouting you were with Jesus at Galilee! No! he replied, “I have no idea what you are talking about.” But another women overhearing the shouting, said to them all, “He was with Jesus of Nazareth.” This time Peter said, “I do not know the man!”

Later Peter was approached a third time by a group of people. They stood by, and said to Peter, “Surely you are one of them; for your speech betrays you.” With that assertion of identity, Peter lost control of himself. Standing there, he began to curse and to swear, saying, “I know not the man!” Suddenly Peter remembered what Jesus had said, and he wept bitterly.

Interesting in reading the account for yourself? Go to Matthew 26:57-75. Read it in the light of John 3:8, experience the Spirit which is much like the wind. Perhaps if you know Jesus, His Spirit will work another miracle. And if you, like me, know Him, well then maybe His Spirit might have a special Christ message for you, as He had for me more than once. It’s a cumulative experience wrapped up in 2 Corinthians 5:17. Remember the Apostle Paul was in training for three years, Galatians 1:15-24; note the public reaction, Acts 9:26-31.

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

Arguments against same sex marriages

 

There are many arguments to be made against same sex marriages. But for now, these will suffice.

God calls same sex partnerships an abomination. Study these passages, Leviticus 18:22 and the modern history of America in Romans 1:18-22. Because there is something there for homosexuals and heterosexuals.

But perhaps the strongest arguments in this passing season of miracles. Is the miraculous joining of two opposite sex people, one male and the other female, as one. In Genesis, we find the following. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh,” Genesis 2:24.

And then reiterated by Jesus. “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female?” And said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate,” Matthew 19:4-6.

And then, comes along God’s game changer the Apostle Paul. Who was commissioned by God to include everyone not of the Jewish heritage into His overall plan. So Paul penned, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh,” Ephesians 5:31.

life what it’s really about

 

“Imagine that! We God’s children, are being built together into a dwelling place for God,” Ephesians 2:22. (source:Kevin Jones)

It has other spiritual dimensions like the following for the aspiring Christo for Christ which is found through 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Which reads.” What? Do you not know 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? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

For in the end, that is what life is about. Along with the following, as recorded for us in 2 Corinthians 6:15-18. “And what agreement has Christ with Belial (meaning nothingness)? Or what part have they that believe with the aspirations offered by this world? And what agreement has the Temple of God with idols (foolishness)? For you are the 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! Therefore! Come out from among them, and be separate says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, (ways of the world of nothingness and owned by infidels) and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

Then live your life for what you are, the living manifestation of God. A powerful life changing force with world abilities. Proof that that you are the one the world has been waiting for.

Some times the most profound things are said with very few words. Most likely because it causes us to do some serious and deep reflecting. Where the Spirit of God dwells, stirring up some formidable truths. And when applied to our lives, lives are changed.

one upmanship

 

A monkey made a great impression by dancing before an assembly of animals, who elected him their king. The fox was jealous. Noticing a snare with a piece of meat in it, he took the monkey to it and said, “Here is a choice titbit that I have found. Instead of eating it myself I have kept it for you as a perquisite for your royal office. So take it.”

The monkey went for it carelessly and was caught in the snare. When he accused the fox of laying a trap for him, the fox replied, Fancy a fool like you, friend monkey, being king the animals!”

People who attempt things without due consideration suffer for it and get laughed at into the bargain. Source: Penguin Classics: Fables of Aesop: “Fools Die For Lack Of Wisdom”

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And with all your getting get understanding. See Proverbs 4:7. Happy is the person, who finds wisdom, and the person, who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies. And all things, you may desire cannot compare to her. Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those, who take hold of her. And happy, are all who retain her. See Proverbs 3:13-18.

understanding misery

Welcome! Decided to do a series on misery. Because of the craziness, engulfing the whole the global community. There is an answer that could reverse what plagues us. It’s found through the avenues of Christendom. Unfortunately, if it is to occur, it will have to emerge from out side of the institutional church. Because that church today, is often the problem. Not all but most!

Hopefully, you are unchurched, if not leave! Follow this series, and maybe you’ll join us. If you do, you will not be joining a concrete wooded glass stained windowed palace of nothingness. We have no hierarchy. Collect no money. We work individually to bring about change. Oneness is not for all, therefore, some prefer groupness. But all study the Bible, not because they have to, but because they want to. Done to insulate ones self spiritually. Mastering the writings of the Apostle Paul. Which builds a foundation, for doing ones service the Christ way.

The woman taking a walk through a place called Eden. Perhaps enjoying the splendor of its beauty, when suddenly a magnificent looking shape shifting creature appeared, and said to her, “Don’t believe everything you hear. It’s nonsense! Follow your instincts and indulge yourself especially of the foods that are supposedly forbidden. After all, you got that information from a person, who looks very much like your husband. Who is a self serving entity, who doesn’t want to you to become like him.

Then to Adam he said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it!'”

“Cursed is the ground, for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread. Till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” See Genesis 3:17-19.

The aforementioned is known as the curse. Everything that lives fears death. Non-human things that live have built within them a fear of death. Watch them scatter, if they can, when that innateness within senses death. Simply put, it’s the result of disobedience to God’s edicts. And, with it brings misery.

war of the worlds

 

Some say the ways of yesterday vibrate far into the future. And so, we have a first century event where we find a guy named Jesus being challenged by the hierarchy of His time. Saying, “Teacher rebuke your associates.” See Luke 19:39. It’s the song of the 21st century.

Jesus had managed to persuade their tax collector, Zacchaeus, to give Him residency. And while a guest of there, he found favor with Jesus. All because something resonated with Zacchaeus causing him to say what Jesus wanted to hear. So Jesus, said to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house. For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” Because he was of the lineage of Abraham. During the time of Zacchaeus, Jesus rarely offered salvation to the Gentiles. See Luke 19:1-10.

After His crucifixion, salvation became available to everyone without exception. But salvation, required more than just belief. This is His redemptive process today. “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, mouth confession is made unto salvation.” See Romans 10:9-10.

Jesus was doing lots of unusual things with His behavior becoming the talk of the town.

With His associates firing up the public with their constant rhetoric of the greatness of Jesus. Shouting publicly, “Blessed is the King, who comes in the name of the LORD. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” See Luke 19:38.

And that’s why the hierarchy wanted Jesus to silence His associates. To hear that a king was coming, no doubt raised their fear levels that a revival was underway that would undermine their authority. Lets do it again!

This is the second in series of discussions about misery. With the universe, and its residents having a ghostly awareness about misery. It’s unsettling and seldom talked about. Even the innate substances that make up our universe share this awareness. And will respond, in a negative manner, should the God message delivered and available today is silenced by decree of the governing hierarchies. Which is the goal of the curse. Fostered by that shape shifting entity identified as the serpent from yesterdays discussion.

It’s the war of the worlds. Winning that war is the only prospect that can cure the curse. One person at a time. Because, the curse is the cornerstone of all misery. See yesterdays discussion.

This is how Jesus responded to the silencing of His message by His messengers. It’s the heart of today’s discussion. But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” See Luke 19:40.

escape no understanding yes

 

From the previous two discussions hopefully it has been established that a curse from God has infected all of humanity. Including suspect lifeless substances such as stones. Who are not lifeless, according to Jesus. See Luke 19:40.

And as a whole, this is their experiences. Note: “For we know that the whole of creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” See Romans 8:22. Yes indeed those pangs will erupt negatively, and are now getting stronger because the right forces have manifested themselves against our Creator.

Now we move to the expanded universe. To discover their mystic response to the wishes of their Creator. Who consciously, one suspects, serve their Creator, when the equilibrium of His will is disturbed by the mocking behaviors of humankind. At least that’s what environmental patterns would suggest from Luke 19:40 and Romans 8:22. Along with the following. All having a universal consciousness of astute awareness. All because the perfection of Eden, and the creation of humans became corrupted. Placing the feared curse of death upon all of Creator’s creation. None of which defy their Creator, except God’s prized creation man. In return our Creator uses those forces to keep humans check mated. And as dutifully bound, with live awareness, they are commanded as follows.

So from Psalms 148, Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of light! Praise Him, Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Verses 3-4.

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for He commanded and they were created. He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away. Verses 5-6.

Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all the depths. Fire and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling His word. Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars. Beasts and all cattle; creeping things and flying fowl. Verses 7-10.

Kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth. Both young men and children. verses 11-12

What are they suppose to do? Let them praise the name of the LORD, for His name alone is exalted. His glory is above the earth and heaven. Verse 13.

Verses 11-13, can only be fully grasped and incorporated when the following is understood. “Insomuch then, as the children have partaken of flesh and blood. He Himself likewise shared in the same. That through death, He might destroy him, who had power of death. That is the devil.” See Hebrews 2:14.

And now the grand finale, “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then behold the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; AND THE EARTH QUAKED AND THE ROCKS WERE SPLIT. See Matthew 27:50-51. Meaning at His death all of nature reacted with awareness, as to what had occurred. ” And the graves were opened and many bodies of the saints, who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after his resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. See Matthew 27:52-53. Those raised from the dead are thought to have been believers, who had died during the earthly ministry of Jesus.

For tomorrow, a discussion on the sunny side of the curse.

faster than a florida lightening strike

 

For some reason, as a Padre, I don’t share these kinds of encounters often. For starters, I have always felt drawn to associate myself with the disenfranchised. And our encounters are personal and private. That’s why.

For this particular discussion it focuses upon a couple and their dog. Homeless, kind, humble and gentle folks. Nomads some may say because they travel the country.

Walking and hitch hiking rides along the way. They told me that its easy to get rides because drivers felt comfortable picking them up because of the dog. The dog was a small breed and might have weighed 20 pounds. Hum, man’s best friend.

On the last leg of their journey to Florida. They spent the night sleeping under a bridge. Started their journey at daybreak pushing a target shopping cart carrying all their earthly possessions. They had walked about ten miles, when we met. My calculation from information they shared.

Our protagonists man and wife, who were exhausted, dirty and hungry. Sitting on the grass near a busy thoroughfare. Hungry because they were shoveling foods so fast into their mouths with hands so dirty that they most likely consumed more germs than nutrition. And, the food appeared that it might have come a dumpster.

So I made arrangements to meet them at a nearby restaurant for breakfast. They went ahead, as I had a quick errand to complete. As I approached the restaurant, I noticed an unassuming elderly man with a cane standing in the background nearby. Our protagonists preferred to order their breakfast as takeout. In the corner of the lobby was my mysterious guest. I paid for the food, and we journeyed outside of the restaurant. There stood my mysterious guest, again.

My protagonists settled upon a bench eating their food. As they eat, I noticed a five dollar bill resting on the woman’s shoulder. Fearing that the gentle breeze might blow it away. I brought it her attention, and she snatched it quicker than a Florida lightening strike. Expressing surprise, as to how it got there.

Reflecting upon how the whole incident occurred and developed. My mysterious quest that nobody seemed to notice except me. This padre has concluded it was the supernatural meeting the natural. I’ve had them before, so I’m somewhat familiar with them. My protagonist could have been angelic beings in human form. Our with my mysterious guest being Jesus Himself. Manifested in human form an occurrence known theologically, as a theophany. God appearing in human form.

In conclusion, for your information, and perhaps for your investigation and study.

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those, who will inherit salvation? See Hebrews 1:14.

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you with their hands. Lest you dash your feet against a stone. See Psalms 91:11-12.

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained strangers. See Hebrews 13:2.

For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. See Ephesians 2:10.

But we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so, we speak not as pleasing men. But God, who tests our hearts. See 1 Thessalonians 2:4.

As for the gospel, it’s all about becoming a member of the Christ family. See Romans 10:9-10. And know for certainty that you own verse 11.

As a Padre, I pray the scriptures and make them personal. See Jude 24-25. Shared because, you might want to do the same. Concerning praise, I sing, hum and visualize a stanza and chorus from, “How Great Thou Art” Like the following, “And when, I think that God His Son not sparing; sent Him to die, I scare can take it in.” “Then sings my Soul, My Savior God to Thee! How great Thou Art. How Great Thou Are! I get great satisfaction from such an exercise especially, when I’m exercising.

u get what u did not bargained 4

sometimes without being aware of it. Perhaps from a creature called Satan.

Again there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and walking back and forth on it.”

Then the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job. There is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and shuns evil? And still holds fast to his integrity, though you incite Me to destroy him without cause.

So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, and all that a man has, he will give for his life. But stretch out your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse you to your face.” See Job 2:1-5.

As we know, the world around us is turbulent, and thus, full of surprises. Some good, and others not so good. Sometimes it’s just a matter of chance and circumstances, as to the outcome. What most don’t know, is that the world around us is also the land of the unseen. And when seen, they aren’t what they appear to be. Some are up to pure evil shenanigans aforementioned today. While others are up to good, as discussed yesterday.

it takes a great degree of astuteness to be aware of their presences. Those up to good, I’ve identified, as discussed also yesterday. When it comes to the other, sometimes I think that I’m the product of Satan’s accusations concerning Job. “Stretch out Your hand and he will surely curse you.” Divine protection is the stalwart of my survival. I pray the scriptures, as shared yesterday. I fear Satan, and his demonic empire of associates. So here’s a prayer employed constantly by me. “Direct my steps in Your word. And let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man that I may keep Your precepts.” See Psalms 119:133-134.

Results. For He shall give His angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands. Lest you dash your feet against a stone. See Psalms 91:11-12.

Prayerfully necessary. Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. See Psalms 90:12.

A magnificent experience shared through the ages. Said Esaias, “I was found of them that sought me not. I was made manifest to them that asked not of Me.” See Romans 10:20.

absent a good nights sleep

 

When, the supernatural meddles in the affairs of the natural.

Now a word was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a whisper in it. In disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, when sleep falls upon men. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair on my body stood up. It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; there was silence; then I heard a voice saying, “Can a mortal be more righteous than his Maker?” See Job 4:12-15.

Different messages for different people. What matters is the response.

Different circumstances-different experiences.

But he, who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For, who has known the mind of the LORD that he instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. See 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

Are they not all ministry spirits sent forth to minister for those, who will inherit salvation? See Hebrews 1:14.

Do not to forget to entertain strangers, for by doing, some have unwittingly entertained angels. See Hebrew 13:2.

deep into the bowels of christendom is evil

 

“You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that is where the fruit is,” Will Rogers. Well maybe so, but that does not mean the fruit is a nourishing substance. The world is full of all kinds of scams from the orchard fields of productivity to the market place of ideas.

And unfortunately the church is not exempt, sometimes reaching deep into the bowels of Christendom. Most likely, that is what Jesus had in mind when he said the following. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings bad fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by their fruits you shall know them,” Matthew 7:15-20.

No matter what fruit is being peddled in the market place of ideas. From what you read, hear, or are told it is only information. Maybe true and maybe not so true. Research it all, then accept or reject it. Then you will be able to nourish the fruit of any such truth and help it reach the market place of ideas with all due speed. Or if concluded, it is of grapes of thorns and thistles of figs. Then move to cut those trees down and cast them into the fire.

Which includes the varied fruits peddled in the market place of ideas by Padre Treu von Hitten, associated with Church for Sanctuary. Hope your research will find my theology sound from our scriptures. Allowing you to join us in the burning of those grapes of thorns and thistles of figs. The fires will burn hot because those grapes of thorns and thistles of figs have chocked the life from most churches. Who find legitimacy in homosexuality, despite clear scriptural prohibitions in both the Old and New Testaments. And who, extend the hand of brotherhood to the Islamic community. There is no such notion of brotherhood, except through Jesus Christ. Outside of Christ, Islam is the enemy of God and His church. As is the United States government when it advocates teachings foreign to Christ. Because the one, and only external word proclaims the following. “I, even I, am the LORD, and beside Me there is no Savior,” Isaiah 43:11.

Treu is well equipped in the art of burning thorns of grapes and thistles of figs in there varied forms. Just refer the comment link to message this padre.

The concentration is upon Islam because Islam is a major threat facing the United States. We Christo’s must not slumber in our efforts to reveal Islam for what it is which is a formidable American enemy.

From the distant past a bell rings true

Two significant events occurred in modern times. The reestablishment of the Jewish state in 1948. And, the recent relocation of the United States capital in Israel to Jerusalem. Two of several events that had to occur in order for the world to end, as we know it today. The others will be discovered during the course of this discussion.

Right from the beginning the God plan for humanity was corrupted by unprecedented evil. Through out history evil has managed up end the unprecedented evil with even greater evil. Until the end of time, as we know it.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Who predict the opposite of the aforementioned. Counterbalanced by former British Prime Minister, who writes about the fragility of the world community of nations. However both commissions see money and technology, as the worlds best hope for survival and prosperity. Time which is knocking at our door will determine which scenario prevails.

Our world is in such a mess despite rays of hope because Christendom today is more entrepreneurial in scope than anything else.

John in the book of Revelation said this more than once. Those who have an ear, hear what is said about the church and the future.

Perhaps the church at Laodicea is most picturesque of our 21 century church. Where the following was said, “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write. These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God. I know your works, you are neither cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, neither cold or hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. I will vomit you out of my mouth. Because you say, I am rich and have become wealthy and have need of nothing. Do you not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked.” Revelation 3:14-17.

So many churches, not all thank God, meet the criteria of the above verses. Clearly the scriptures teach that they will be held accountable for their failures. While the true, and faithful of God’s churches, they represent our only hope national and global stability.

But the challenge still remains for all to heed. Because Christ is saying, I love the church. Acknowledge My rebuke, and correct your ways in a zealous way, verses 18-19. Hear with your ears, the prophetic revelations for tomorrow from the distant pass, verses 20-22.

When trying to understand swirling global events, it’s important to recognize the historians, who wrote about the then, now and future. Just like the the ancients of yesterday, we had a then, a now, and a future. All this should be looked at as a chronicle of prophetic history and a history yet to be made. It is best understood  from what God calls the Word of God.

The Bible should be thought of as a unique collection of literature. Written by ordinary people like us, but over a span of at least fifteen centuries. Representing a host of different cultures. With very different agenda’s, and considering the varying times that separated their lives. Yet they were able to put together a prophetic story that reverberates with stunning accuracy. Accomplished because all scripture is given by the inspiration of God, 2 Timothy 3:16. Inspiration from the Greek,”theopneustos” meaning “God breathed.”

Making our scriptures as authentic as if the Almighty had written them as He did with the Ten Commandments. Concerning the commandments, “Moses broke the commandments, and God summoned him and said, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tables the words that were on the first tables, which you broke,” Exodus 34:1. Sacred truths to govern the lives of the ancients. But we of the church age, are beneficiaries of there truths, as moral standards only.

The day will come, when God will exit Christians, as a presences on this earth. See 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. And, the Jews will have their Temple reestablished in Jerusalem. And will practice, all sacrificial obligations of Temple worship. Which includes strict compliance with appropriate consequences, for failure to adhere to the demands of the Ten Commandments.

Here’s a brief timeline from creation till now. The intended purpose for the birth of Jesus was to fulfill the covenant promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The establishment of the Kingdom of God upon this earth. With Jesus being the promised Messiah and their King.

The Jews rejected any such proposition. See, John 19:12;15 which reads, “From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, ‘If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.'” They cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!”

Such a rejection represents one histories most colossal mistakes. Resulting in another game changer by God the Father. Sending Jesus to the cross to meet His death. Postponing the establishment of His kingdom to some time in the future.

That future was revealed by the prophet Daniel, wrote wrote, “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city.” See Daniel 9:24a. Seventy weeks represent weeks of years or 490 years. Now drop down to verse 26a which reads, “And after sixty two weeks Messiah shall be cut off….” Meaning Christ was crucified sometime during the sixth week or during the 483rd  year of my timeline. Those 62 weeks represent 483 years. Leaving one week or seven years remaining.

Reviewing yesterday’s discussion might be helpful for your understanding because of the complexity of the subject matter being discussed today.

A persuasive charismatic person will broker a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians. But he will break that treaty. In the middle of that last week or 3 1/2 years into the treaty. See Daniel 9:27.

As aforementioned above, the church age will have ended. That period of time has been tagged as the the day of the Lord. It’ll be a time of horrific turmoil and suffering. Such as has never been experienced by humanities tumultuous history.

When will it happen? It’ll occur when Israel, and the Palestinians agree to a peace treaty. That’ll start humanities troublesome times. Those troubles will be exacerbated, when the treaty is broken.

There will be a war of unmatched global destruction. That is when Christ will intervene ending the war that is about to destroy all of humanity. As the war concludes Jesus will establish His long promised kingdom on this earth. For both Jews and Gentiles, who by His life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension know what it means to be a part of His family. It’s best expressed by reading, Romans 10:9-10.

Take notice of a seemingly out of place clause found in, Daniel 9:26, “But not for Himself.” It’s all about choice. Humanity has always collectively said no to God’s planned destiny for us. Finally enuf is enuf. Because, as said, humanity will continue to go its independent way. Towards ultimate and complete self annihilation. His kingdom come on earth is what. “But not for Himself,” is what it’s all about. This padre, a renegade from entrepreneurial Christendom prays you’ll be part of His global community. It’s not automatic. It’s by individual choice.

What you have read is very complicated. This padre is available to teach more about the subject matter. Small gatherings from individual homes works best. For contact, use the make a comment link.

1 upmanship its beginning

A fox tumbled into a water tank and could not get out. Along came a thirsty goat, and seeing the fox, asked him if the water was good? The fox jumped jumped at the chance. He sang the praises of of the water with all the eloquence at his command and urged the goat to come down.

The goat was so thirsty that he went down without stopping to think and drank his fill. Then they began to consider how they were to get up again. “I have a good idea,” said the fox, “That is, if you willing to do something to help us both. Be so kind as to place your forefeet against the wall and hold your horns straight up. Then I can climb up, and pull you up too.”

The goat was glad to enough to comply. The fox clambered nimbly over his haunches, shoulders, and horns reaching the edge of the tank, and began to make off. The goat complained that he had broken their compact. But he only came back to say, “You have more hairs in your beard than brains in your head my friend, otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone down without thinking how you were going to get up.”

A sensible person never embarks on an enterprise, until they can see their way clear to the end of it. (source:Penguin Classics – Fables of Aesop – “Look Before You Leap”)

What can be learned from such an ancient philosopher as Aesop? Lessons like, think carefully before acting, and avoid those, who you suspect trade in such an unfortunate human trait. Be careful because today the landscape of taking advantage of others for personal gain, and then gloating about it, as did our fox. Seems to be a trait gaining popularity and acceptance.

It had its beginning centuries ago, when the most deceitful character ever, Genesis 3:1. Who had ulterior motives, when he made a trip to the Garden of Eden. And said to Eve, you know, that if you disobey God you will not die. In fact, you will be as gods, Genesis 3:4-5. As some say, side bar your honor, from the previous discussions that’s what constitutes blasphemy.

What the serpent told Eve represents the greatest hoax anyone ever pulled of, greater than the one pulled of by our sly fox, who had his own ulterior motive. The greatest hoax ever because it changed the conditions of life for humanity forever. Ushering in these consequences.

For women, perpetual hardships through child bearing and the burden of male dominance, verse 16. And for her husband, an equal partner in disobeying God, sorrowful labor just to eat, followed by death, verses 17-19.

The saga continues today with different players, same results. One upmanship is a human trait and for the ones hoaxed discomfort like that of our poor goat. All because they failed to consider the consequences. But for the hoax of all time hardships, and death.

As far as the serpent’s motive, then, today and into the future. Corrupt and destroy, as many people as possible.

God Damit Jesus Christ

Expressions tagged as cursing cause some to fear but it’s unnecessary. They associate God Damit and Jesus Christ, when used to express frustration or anger, as blasphemy. Which, has its roots in Exodus 20:7. Where we find this admonishment issued, then penned by the finger tip of God upon clay tablets, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. for the LORD will not hold him guiltless, who takes His name in vain.” Such expressions are not acts of blasphemy. Though they are tasteless, disrespectful and insulting to God Almighty.

Most people are caught up with issues that have no lasting substance. Some are personal while other such issues impact the masses of people, but nevertheless having no lasting substance. The focus should be to understand world events from a biblical perspective. They have lasting substance because of its eternal significance and consequences. The world community of people needs to come to grips with the religious and political occurrences that have been boiling for centuries. Just when they’ll boil over, no one knows. When it occurs people will understand what the Archangel Michael meant when he said, “Woe unto the inhabitants of the earth,” Revelation 12:12. A stark warning impacting few with fear. I fear!

This discussion is about what is not, and what is blasphemous to God. Because the beast of Revelation 13:1, has 7 heads with the word blasphemy written on them. And, that beast would blaspheme against God. And that it will war against the saints, Christians, and all persons, tongues and nations upon the earth, Revelation 13:5-7. Not to be forgotten is the worship of this beast by the worlds inhabitants, Revelation 13:4.

What institution on this earth claims to have the power to stand in God’s place on this earth? None other than the Roman Catholic Church. Whose collective agents, starting with the Pope. And his subservient priests, who claim to forgive sins through their sacrament of absolution. Meaning to stand in for Christ on earth forgiving sins. Both occurrences represent the deadly sin of blasphemy against God. When all is said, and done about the frenzy of events that will impact our global community. So many know so little about them. Do your self a favor and learn more about them.

Here is a taste of what you’ll discover. It’s about our enemies, who commit blasphemy against God. Sometime in the future a political movement suspected as being the European Union, or the revised Roman Empire will emerge. And will join a religious movement suspected as being the Roman Catholic church. Whose combination of powers comes from the dragon, Revelation 13:2. Woe indeed to the inhabitants of this earth for the cement is hardening. Daniel saw this political/religious structure as iron. But when it collapses it breaks humanity to pieces, Daniel 2:40-43. And the dragon will live for awhile tormenting earths inhabitant. And his power, and influence will impact your household reaching into future households yet to come, Revelation 13:5-10.

And by all means pay attention to Pope Francis because he could be the final pope of Revelation 17:10-11. Or the one who might, or could be emeritus Benedict XV1. Throne into the mix is the other, who is not, but is yet to come. Some think he’ll  be, the incarnation of John Paul 11, into one of those popes. Who will be for short time, and it’s Pope Francis who has announced his papacy will be of short duration. Interesting. Because he might be the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven. Meaning he previously had been a pope. And it was thought that he might assume the name Petrus Romanus meaning Peter the Roman which Pope Francis passed over.

The Apostle Peter, was not the first pope. Though popes have argued that Peter was the first disciple empowered by Jesus to be God’s human presence on earth. The real Christ imposter is declared to be a beast full of names of blasphemy, Revelation 17:3, and full of abominations and filthiness because of her fornication, Revelation 17:4. A Christ imposter drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, Revelation 12:5. Because the pope that was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and shall return to perdition or hell, Revelation 17:8. And this pope might well fulfill a long sought after papacy conquest. Which happens to be the established of his papacy, in Jerusalem. And eventually, from there committing the blasphemous act of declaring himself to be God.

Setting the stage for the great and fearful day of the LORD or great tribulation. Forty and two months of pure hell on earth. Perhaps, I’ll pick up on that as a discussion sometime in the future. Because what you have read must be accepted as speculation for now. Because what we know for certain is that it will happen, as recorded in Revelation seventeen. We just don’t know when for sure.

But for now, hopefully, blasphemy, or the taking of the name of the LORD in vain. Coupled with knowing what is blasphemy, and what blasphemy is not is somehow better understood.

The unexplainable explained

“I returned, and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happened to them all,” Ecclesiastes 9:11.

It does seem that time and chance plays a significant role in many events, but not in all incidences. Here is an occasion, when time plays no role whatsoever. “Therefore, if any person be in Christ, they become new creations; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new,” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

And here is why time and chance do not play a role in all circumstances. “So shall my word be that  goes out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11.

This then is how the unexplainable is explained. Jesus used this example, “The wind blows were it wills. And you hear the sound of it, but can not tell where it came, and where it goes; so is every person that is born of the Spirit,” John 3:8. Meaning that the unexplainable is sometimes explained, only from personal experience.