somewhere to go

Concerning the recent series, How Dead are the Dead, employed terms like Spirit, soul and body. Upon contemplation concluded readers would be better served by having those terms explained. Because we humans are complex, and multifaceted beings; so lets start from the creation of the first human.

And the LORD God formed man out of the dust of the ground. There we have lifeless form. Then God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being. You take away their breath. They die and return to dust. See Genesis 2:7, Psalms 104:29b.

What is this substance called breath? It’s the substance of life and is a transplanted substance called spirit. Note Ecclesiastes 12:7b. And that takes us to, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, for clarification and definition. 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 is God’s. Ones Spirit doesn’t define self. Spirit in His creation at birth is God Himself in every life.

The human soul is ones psyche. And, ones psyche denotes a living person. Our faculty to reason, feel the total embodiment what makes us human. Confirmed with 1 Corinthians 15:45, And so it is written, the first man, Adam, was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus) was made a living spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:47, The first man is of the earth, earthly; the second man is the Lord from heaven. In this paragraph the Corinthians citations are from the King James version. Other scriptural citations not in this paragraph are from the New King James Version.

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what is it like 2 b dead

What’s it like 2 be dead? Far different from the usual multiple perspectives. So here we go on this expedition of discovery which had its launching three discussions ago.

Perhaps for contrast a tale is told between the rich and poor. No doubt there many in between’s. Here Jesus is the story teller. Telling the public you, and me, and those who preceded and will follow us.

Life knows many, who are prosperous and give away millions as helpful philanthropist. Then we have the unfortunate of many different shades. Irrespective of status, or lack thereof, we all share one commonalty. Death!

As the tale goes, a person Jesus declared to be rich because he fared sumptuously every day. Compared to another person said to be a beggar. Dreadfully unhealthy, but he was able to make his way to the home of perhaps a philanthropist. Thinking maybe that such a rich person would at least toss his garbage his way.

But the expected occurred, he died. And Jesus said, upon death he was carried by an angel into Abraham’s bosom. Later, how much later, we don’t know the rich man died and was buried. But, we are told he ended up in a place called Hades.

Both men were conscience in their respective domains of existence. We humans are triune beings consisting of a body, soul and Spirit. Upon death all we mortals see is a lifeless body. Lifeless because the Spirit returns to God its creator. All souls enter Hades. While the body deteriorates in the grave and is return to ashes. Complex and multifaceted, so, if interested private or group consultations are available. Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page.

For now the Hades experiences a well populated place. Because histories good and bad live there, and are very aware of their environment.

Our philanthropist said to be in a state of torment, but not unaware of his experiences while living here on earth. He sees one of the poor in a state of comfort. Lazarus whom hoped to receive his left overs destined for the garbage can.

There is a unique feature about this place called Hades. Where is it, we don’t really know with certainty, but probably somewhere in the hollow of the earth. This we do know there’s a great gulf that separates two groups of people. Those whom are in comfort are there because the mystery of righteousness. And of course, the occupants on the other side of this great gulf. Those whereby the mystery of righteousness eluded them and are tormented.

For reasons not shared with us, its impossible to cross and travel in between the zone of torment and comfort. But, visual recognition is possible. With the boundaries fixed, our philanthropist recognizes the man he saw at the gate of his property. He even knows his name. So he yells, Lazarus, come and dip your finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented by these flames.

A major player in the scheme of this great mystery is Abraham. Who emphatically declare no. Source material for this discussion, Luke 16:19-26.

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2 down 1 to go

What is to follow might sound churchy but it’s not. Left the organized church decades ago. But, not Jesus! The organized church is mostly a relic of nonsense. While Jesus through the written record is a beacon of truth and thus reality. The written record includes but goes beyond the authorized Bible. Namely the King James version where ample truths can be found. However, churchism has distorted its pathways. Driving people away in exponential throngs.

So, hitch hike along, and perhaps you’ll discover some truths that might suggest get your house in order because trouble and drastic change is on the way.

Yesterdays discussion saw two key culprits skilled in havoc raising saw their careers ended. The fate of their boss is forthcoming. Though confined with his associates, he’ll make a short exit. And will be back in the business of tormenting we earthlings for a period of time. Sure will be challenging after ten centuries of absolute peace and tranquility. I’ll be there how about you? Now’s the time to make your reservation. If interested, get in touch.

John, a bad boy of his era, so much so, that he was exiled to an island by the authorities. While, there he had some phenomenal experiences. Here’s one of them, then I saw an angel coming down from heaven. Having the key to the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand.

He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.

And the angel cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. See Revelation 20:1-3.

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horrificness a real menace

Predatory creatures of various kinds are all around us, but the worst are those like wealthy financier sexual predator, Jeffrey Epstein. Seemingly aloof from justice because of privilege and wealth. Gives meaning to the biblical assertion that money is the root of evil. Note carefully 1 Timothy 6:9-10. Then we have former federal prosecutor and trump’s ex Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta. Who stooped so low in his handling of the federal case that he’s seen as having aided and abetted a sexual predator. What a trio, a registered sexual predator, trump and Acosta. All, who have something in common. Each in his own way is a disgrace to integrity. And each will face justice here, and in the hereafter.

Here’s a duet of creatures, who no doubt are known to the aforementioned threesome. Then I saw an angel standing in the sun. And cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven. Come, and gather for the great supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of presidents, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, …., and the flesh of all people free, slave both small and great. See Revelation 19:17-18.

All these earthlings, the Epstein’s, Trump’s and Acosta’s have a leader. He’s called the Beast. Whose’s able to rely on them to remake society into a different image. They decided to make war against decency and integrity. Their invasion failed and the Beast and with him the false prophet. This false prophet was influential and very persuasive. But their attempts to finalize the remaking of society into a more wicked place failed. Those two were captured, and were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Allies to the Epstein’s, Trump’s and Acosta’s where destroyed by Him who makes wrong right. And, the birds feasted on their flesh. See Revelation 19:19-21.

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how dead r the dead-3

After being sternly rebuked with a great degree of indignation. By a man dead, and presumed to be without normal human attributes. Our earth bound protagonist, reveals his fears, and rational for needing a presumed dead persons advice.

“I’m deeply distressed. My enemy has made war against me. And God has departed from me, this I know because my prayers are not answered. I’m desperate because I’ve tried to find out way my God has a deaf ear. By consulting all of my countries most respected religious leaders. They to have prayed for me and have reported no revelations have been shared from heaven concerning my multiple dilemma.

Therefore, I have called upon you that you may help me determine what I should do. So Samuel asked, why do you ask me seeing that God has departed from you and has become your enemy? Let me clue you into the arena of knowledge. The LORD has done for Himself, as He had once told me. That He will tear your kingdom from you, and has handed it to your neighbor David.

All this was done to you because you did not obey the voice of the LORD. Nor did you execute His fierce wrath against Amalek. Therefore the LORD has done this thing to you this day.

Moreover the LORD will deliver Israel, and you, yourself into the hands of the Philistines. Samuel concluded his tirade with this, “Tomorrow you and your sons will be with me.”

The next discussion will show that being dead is far different from the concept most have as to what it means to be dead.

This discussion and the previous two were developed using the scriptural text found in 1 Samuel 28:1-19.

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how dead r the dead-2

So, the seer was hesitant. What you ask could cause my death by government decree. Don’t worry, I’m the government, so it won’t happen. So the seer asked, “Who shall I bring up to you?” And the chief executive responded, “Bring up Samuel.”

When the seer saw Samuel, the holy man. She quivered with fear asking, “Why have you deceived me?” You are the one, who by decree ordered death to those who are able to communicate with the dead.” Seeing her fear, he said, “You have no need to fear me. What did you see?” And the seer responded, “I saw a spirit ascending out of the earth.” Her inquisitor demanded, “What is form?” “He’s an old man coming up, and he is covered with a mantle.” Convinced was her inquisitor that the seer had brought up the prophet Samuel from among the dead. Though he himself saw nothing. He immediately curtsied wishing to show gratitude and respect.

But Samuel very conscience, and very aggravated demanded! “Why have disturbed me by bring me from my plane of existence to your earthly platform?”

There’s a lot going on all around above and beneath us. More tomorrow.

 

how dead r the dead

A man dies and within his nation, he held great stature, so he was given a state funeral. The nations enemies thought that this would be a prime time to attack a hated nation.

Even when in mourning governance must continue. So the nations leader was well aware of the fighting tactics and abilities of a youngster named David. So he was a elevated to a senior position in the ranks of the military.

The nations people had a history of engagement with mediums known as spiritualist or occultists. The nations religion condemned, and forbid the people from engagement with the dead. The government from its intelligent sources had successfully ended that practice.

The chief executive of this nation became alarmed when he learned that a formidable enemy was about to attack the nation. To make things worse he prayed to his God, but his God did not answer. He consulted with the nations most influential religionist. All reported that of the issue of concern no directive by dreams or by revelation occurred.

Desperate, an order was issued find an occultist and arrange a meeting. Done! His advisors had found such a person. A secret meeting was arranged. It took place during the night, and Saul asked the woman to conduct a seance. Giving her these instructions. “Bring up to me the one I shall name to you.

Now the woman didn’t recognize the person she was engaged with. So she said, “Look you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and spiritualist from the land. Why then do you lay a snare for my life, to cause me to die?”

And Saul swore to her by the LORD saying, “As the LORD  lives no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.”

To be continued tomorrow.

if our neighbors only knew

A patient on being question by his doctor about his condition. Answered that he had had an unpleasantly heavy sweat. ‘That’s good,” said the doctor.

The next time he was asked how he was. He complained of a shivering fit that had nearly shaken him to pieces. ‘That’s good too,” was the doctor’s comment.

At his third visit, he inquired once more about the man’s symptoms. And was told that he had diarrhea. “Good again,” he said, “and took himself off.”

When one of the patient’s relatives came to see him, and was asked what was going on? “Well if you want to know,” he replied, “I’ve had so many good symptoms that I’m just about dead.”

It often happens that our neighbors not knowing where the shoe pinches us. Congratulates us on the very things which we ourselves find hardest to bear. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Favorable Omens”)

Christ understands where the shoe pinches. That is why he said, “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my  way upon yourself , and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly at heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. For my way) is easy, and my burden light,” Matthew 11:28-30.

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lyrics of a different sort

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

It is the balanced life that is to be chased. God has abundantly blessed America. But the pendulum is tipping far from God’s edicts which spells destruction and perdition. Perdition is worse than destruction because it results in the complete collapse of the nations Christ centered spiritual infrastructure.

But until the end, this must be our testimony. “But we are not of them, who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul,” Hebrews 10:39.

qualifications 4 the job

Some themes live on forever. It just a matter of believing in the accomplishment of the theme. One such theme was defined by Studs Terkel who said, “ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things.”

Perhaps at no time during modern times, has the United States been more in need of ordinary people preforming extraordinary things. The gamut of choices are like the ripe fruit dangling from the branches of trees. Which piece of fruit to pick first, so it is with the the unparalleled challenges facing the nation. IF the nation, and therefore the world, is going to survive. We the ordinary people must step and bring about change culturally and politically.

Challenges like the rotten fruit of republican governmental imperialism deny ordinary people an equal place at everyone’s dinner table. Trump, and his thugs spell a completely unabated fruit sure to doom the United States. As, U.S., has done across the globe for a long time. It’s just more intense and suffocating by the toxic effects of accommodating the trump agenda. Stressing U.S. allies thin, as they peel themselves away from association  with the donald and group.

The Peoples House known as the White House needs a new occupant. One who understands the urgent need to implement our great Green New Deal. Sweeping like minded occupants through out congress. Restructuring the nations Supreme Court a must. Another must, the doing away with a great weapon of political rotten fruit. The Electoral College!

Many things are uncertain in this world, but the uselessness of the current political community for survival and prosperity is unquestionable. When the nation fails, its because ordinary the people have surrendered their causes to the impossible

It has been said, that if a lie is told often enough, the liar believes the lie to be truth. So it is trump and cast. Trump knows that that when his deception is said and twitted it’ll become made a part of the acceptable. Moving on to become the normal of politics. Don’t buy into anything trump asserts. Rotten fruit has killing power.

Jesus himself seemed to encourage people be aware of world events. Because failure to do so, could result in being gravely deceived, Matthew 24:4. As deception becomes indistinguishable from reality it becomes the light most identify with. Leading to a broad acceptance of mayhem and trumpism. A great no, no, for ordinary people hopeful for a future.

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blockbuster of a deal

made possible by putting the shoe on the other foot.

Many within the American workforce are without adequate health insurance. Corporations complain that they will not remain competitive, if they  have to provide meaningful medical and pension plans.

They argue that it’s the responsibility of the workforce to go out into the market place and purchase health insurance and retirement plans. In order for the workforce to be able to afford health insurance and retirement plans. Corporate America is going to have to increase the wages for working America. It’s not going to happen because corporate conglomerates view workers as commodities to be used, and discarded, as their usefulness expires.

Major social polarization is occurring throughout the country as millions of workers struggle to make ends meet. While this is taking place the number of families with assets of at least $20 million keep growing exponentially. The old adage, “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer,” which represents a way of life for most Americans.

In America today, how can people make financial ends meet? When sustainable wages, aren’t available. Making the quest more difficult because the feds burden us unfairly with their unequal taxation With corporate conglomerates refusing to pay sustainable wages. In a work environment where multiple jobs isn’t necessary. The answer is you can not! That is why corporate America hire lobbyists to write favorable legislation to reduce their tax burden. In America wealth by the millions means less taxation. Conversely, the less workers earn the more they pay in taxes. There is only one way to solve this problem. Unionization of the workforce! Collective bargaining isn’t socialism.

The United States government has no shortage of money. Consider Trumps July 4th shenanigans costing tax payers whopping mega bucks. Money that should have been used to help secure adequate social security pensions and medicare benefits and more.

The republicans in the congress and the executive branch complain that Americans pay to much in taxes. So, why not free the inadequate paid work force from paying any federal income taxes? Why this government has so much money it can fight multiple wars globally. With trump picking a fight with Iran which will cost America billions. Along with the loss of many lives, and that price tag can only be measured with grief.

Away with modern American politicians! Replaced with conscientious candidates who are a part of our Green New Deal. So that billions saved would be directed for preschool education, kid’s health, free college, affordable public housing.

Or, to fund some international problems like world immunization. With America leading the way in saving our planet from global warming. So that future generations have a future.

Eliminating the federal tax obligation for all workers subservient to corporate conglomerates through legislated acts by Congress. Which must include an even representation of workers on corporate conglomerate hierarchy systems of decision making. That would include banks, utility brokers, and all others, who take our money but exclude our voices from their decision making.

Its been reported that America’s drinking water, waste water treatment plants, and power plants are sub standard. They report that public schools, public transportation are in the same sorry state. Along with America’s highways and bridges. Its estimated that trillions of dollars will be needed just to bring the nation’s infrastructure up to minimum standards. Watch out working America! The tax man will be knocking on your door asking for more money.

But workers can empower themselves by getting involved with the progressive movement by making our New Green Deal becomes a reality. Then workers will not have to be concerned about the tax man. Because the nations millionaires, and billionaires will know what it means to have the tax man knocking on their door.

Some final thoughts needing lots of support. The Electoral College must go. Because it has always served the interests of the few, who think that the electorate aren’t smart enough to know what’s best for them. Gore beat Bush, but the electoral college gave the election to Bush. Along comes Hillary and wins the popular vote. And the Electoral College, and you got it, they declared Trump the winner. Trump lost the popular by nearly three million votes.

Lots of money is needed to pay for the aforementioned programs. Here’s a source for billions of needed money. All religious institutions should have to pay federal taxes. Such institutions are profiteers committed to empire building at the expense of the tax paying public.

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Mission possible

It has been said, “Within every cloud is a silver lining.” Suggestive that every ill situation has a good aspect attached with in it.

“I see ye visibly, and now believe That He the Supreme Good, to whom all things ill are but as slavish officers of vengeance, Would send a glistering guardian, if need were to keep my life and honour unassailed.

Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud (mourning garment) turn forth her lining on the night? I did not err; there does a sable cloud turn forth her silver lining on the night. And cast a gleam over this tufted grove,” John Milton, 1634.

Hope if understood. “But yet a tenth will be in it, and will return and be for consuming, as a terebinth tree or as an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down. So the holy seed shall be its stump.” Text:Isaiah 6:13.

Though the prognosis is dismal from the quoted scriptures. Yet he scriptures remain true.”For with God nothing is impossible,” and, “The Lord is not lack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” Texts:Luke 1:37; 2 Peter 3:9.

Saber rattling between trump in behalf of himself and Iran in defense of her principles. Principles always prevail. Trump a thug without principles my well serve Islam, as His source of vengeance upon the United States. Because she has forsaken her Judeo-Christian values.

Mercy may be available through the nations silver lining within her mourning garment That mysterious cloud which is her silver lining. And with her mourning it becomes as though the United States never sinned. An American experience through her existence. Savagely slaughtering the lands rightful owners. Her indigenous people people of color tagged as Indians. Then moving on to think that other people of color could become the property of fair skinned people for profit. And the list goes on, and may conclude over American intoxication with the LGBTQ community.

Newness of life is hers. With God declaring, “You are my witnesses, says the LORD, and My servant whom I have chosen. That you may know and believe Me. And understand that I am He. Before Me there is no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I even I am the LORD, and besides Me there is no Savior.” Texts:Isaiah 43:10-11. And that is the uncompromising messages that the ones, who like Isaiah say, “Here am I send me.” Text:Isaiah 6:8b.

To reverse the strangling weed of Islam and America’s lost moral values. A supernatural phenomenon like the mysterious celestial seraphims that launched God’s tirade of anger by telling Isaiah let them perish. And, their cites desolate wastelands. It’s found through the stumps of trees that appear dead but whose seeds survive because they are holy. Text: Isaiah 6:13. Suggesting that they weren’t stumps of trees after all. But rather the supernatural phenomena of Acts 12:29-13:2. “For our God is a consuming fire. Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for some have unwittingly entertained angels.”

Is the United States to far gone to be saved? Yes, unless the ones who say, “LORD send me.” And then become visionaries like, John Milton, and say for self and nation. “I see ye visibly and now believe that He, the Supreme Good, to whom all things ill. Are but as slavish officers of vengeance. Would send a glistering guardian if need were to keep my life and honour unassailed.”

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a salute to heroism

 

“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen” and then say, ‘What should be the reward of such sacrifices?'” Samuel Adams, 1722-1803. A statement that begs more than remembrance with our holiday celebrations. And of course, with deep reflection, “what should be the reward for such sacrifices?” Mr. Adams was one of the founding Fathers of the United States. Who was also, a major strategist for what became the Revolutionary War.

But what about the mangled bodies of our modern era? Do we owe them the same homage? Of course! But we should pay equal homage to the many Christian martyrs, who presented their mangled bodies, as a testimony that America was designed to further God’s plan for humanity. Who unfortunately, are often the forgotten of American independence and liberty.

America didn’t happen by accident, America became a nation by divine intervention and inspiration. And over the centuries, America, has had to fight many enemies, with none prevailing. Praise God Almighty! Want proof? It’s available by finding me through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can meet.

If Will Durant, had been an Old Testament prophet, instead of a modern era historian. Perhaps people would pay more attention to the following. “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. The essential causes of Rome’s fall lay in her people, her morals (today LGBTQ issues), her class struggle, today ethnic and cultural disharmony). her failing trade (trumps trade wars), her bureaucratic despotism (government crippled by lobbyist and media manipulation from the right and left), her stiffing taxes (then, now worsening tomorrow), her consuming wars, IS and Al-Queda).”

And, who is hear to take full advantage of Durant’ truisms? All people, who are committed to erasing the foundation of American greatness and thus her sustainability. Which has been, American acknowledgment and dependence upon her Judeo Christian values. But there are movements attacking that concept. They are determined to completely set aside any association of Jewish – Christian ideologies from within, using a very different arsenal of weapons.

They argue, our cause is to remake America into a form of governance. Which can only be obtained through complete inclusiveness, as equal participants free of any societal taboos. History shows that such means of governance self destructs.

America has survived and thrived as a republic form of governance. Meaning national sovereignty is determined by the people. Sounds good in theory but in practice it is discriminatory and everything but inclusive.

So what’s the answer? “I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer that I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men! And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground with out His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?” Benjamin Franklin.

Then Muslims to cement their oneness with America; arguing that it’s just a few misguided radicals, who misrepresent Islam that are the problem. Which has resulted with Muslims being able to build thousands of military fortresses through out America that they call mosques. From which their radicals, with so called peace loving Muslims providing comfort and shelter, emerge to attack us at random. And they’ll do it with more frequency, as they grow in numbers. That’s the European lesson for America.

And to our American shame, they attack us with another weapon, called Islamophobia. Another falsehood because a phobia can’t be based upon truisms.

And that truism is based upon what the Apostle Paul said, “Nevertheless, what saith the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar mother of Ishmael founder of Islam) and her son (Ishmael father of Islam); for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son (Isaac) of the freewoman (Sarah)” And then brethren, “We are not the children of the bondwoman but of the free,” Galatians 4:30-31.

Why would Paul insist that Muslims, the people of bondage be cast away from Christians, the people of freedom? Because their ideologies are not in harmony, or compatible with each other. Islam represents oppression of freedom and liberty. While Christians, advocate for freedom and liberty which can only occur through Jesus Christ.

So today America needs another revolutionary army of Christ Souldier’s to respond to this Islamic attack upon America from within. Organize, as many, as possible against such Islamic purposes.

First, study the Islamic war manual. From your studies you’ll discover their war strategies from their war manual, the Qur’an.

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a different kind of a fourth

Here’s a historical adage that keeps repeating itself, “The more things change the more they remain the same.” For example, North Korea asserts it needs a nuclear arsenal as a deterrence against the United States. Whom they fear, will encourage a South Korean invasion into their country. And then there’s that Persian empire which refuses to lie dormant after repeated defeats.

Parallels of the different remaining the same. Centuries ago their was a king named Balak, who was king of the Moabites. He feared a neighboring country would invade his country. Causing him to lose control over his natural resources. Also Fearing that the invaders would over throw his kingdom, and subject his people to their governance. So the adage seems to be true, the more things change the more they remain the same. Because, the woes of our times are much the same. Invasions are never benevolent, they are all about gobbling up natural resources. And the establishing of governing dominance, over a conquered nation. By any means possible through torturous brutality and executions.

History does record one exception which is the United States. Victors of the second world war. The Truman doctrine was to rebuild and not occupy. Today Japan, Italy and Germany are free democracies thanks to American benevolence. Benevolence isn’t a natural human trait, when it occurs divine providence has been the guiding influence. For nations, and individuals. Even though they may not have had any awareness of such influences. So it is today, in so many different ways

So the government sends a message to Balaam, whom the Moabites refer to as a diviner. Because, King Balak, had heard that he had found favor with the god’s. Saying, “I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.” See Numbers 22:6c. And so it has been for the United States, and seemingly a history forgotten. So if a nation and its people want to remain extraordinary give credit to divine providence. Or becoming ordinary and become subject invasion and foreign dominance. The path is obvious.

Here is the Kings message of fear and what he wants Balaam the diviner to accomplish on his behalf. “Look a people has come from Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and are settling next to me! Therefore please come at once, curse this people for me, for they are to mighty for me.” See Numbers 22:5b-6a.

Is there a way for America to do the same? In light of her global challengers, who are no longer in awe of the United States.

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calamity at its best

The unveiling of temporary stop gap of a global cyclone being so catastrophic that all people everywhere are about to be annihilated. It’s the result of the following statement declared by Jesus. “For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom (growing numbers of nuclear armed nations), silent weapons able to render nations helpless, thus vulnerable to immediate annihilation), and there will be famines (global warming), pestilences (new super bugs), and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginnings of sorrows.” See Matthew 24:7-8.

Common decency between people will be an experience extinguished. See Matthew 24:10.

Then there will be great troubles, such as the world has never seen since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor shall ever be. And unless those days are interrupted, earthlings will have no chance for survival. See Matthew 24:21-22.

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one called trump

This is a discussion for the mighty of heart. And certainly not for the sissies of our times, and being a sissy is all inclusive, and therefore, not limited to gender. After all it was the women, who helped the men regain their focus after the Jews and Romans murdered their Messiah. Source Gospel of Mary.

The resurrected Christ could not be defeated by death. So in the process of time He tagged a Christ hating prosecutor to pick up where the woman left off. He became known to us as the Apostle Paul, a Jew himself.

And guess what, he through, Christ tagged me, and he wants to do the same for you. In the end it’s you and me that could alter what the following enunciates. And then, what collectively might be done, as a temporary stop gap.

Now get this its important. Centuries ago Paul wrote the following. “Let no one deceive you by any means; for the Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” See 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.

Global stability teeters loosely on the scales, so that with the slightest of nudges catastrophic mayhem could alter human exists, as we know it.

In closing a few thoughts. It’s organized churchmenship that has failed the global community. As a result there has been crushing abandonment of every thing called Christian.

Every time this padre hears one of those Christian menaces pontificate that trump is God’s man of the hour. Destined to salvage America and the global community doom. Plain, and simple, it’s sickening!

Along with modern Christendom, this padre sees trump as being associated with Paul’s exegesis of, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.

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A mixed package the good-unfortunate and bad

If parishioners, or non church people want to know the truth, ignore the teachings of most churches. Truth can be determined from a careful examination of the scriptures. Old and New Testaments. There you will discover the Christ plan and mission. Meaning what Christ expects from each of us. Upon conclusion, a vastly different conclusion will be drawn. Differing greatly from what the most modern churches teach.

In Luke we find, Jesus, our illustrative teacher, story telling again. Jesus was being told that the population of non Jewish Galileans under Pilate were screwing up the Jewish animal sacrifices with blood mixture.

Wow asked Jesus? “Do you think of those Galileans, as being people representing the most egregious behavior ever known to humanity?”

Without further elaboration Jesus said, “Hey!” ‘if you do not repent. all of you will likewise parish.'”

Then Jesus moves on asking for their recollection. Where at Siloam a tower fell on eighteen people, killing all of them. Again Jesus draws a parallel asking, “Were they the most egregious sinners in all of Jerusalem?”

As above, Jesus said, “Except you repent, you will likewise parish,” Luke 13:1-5.

With His illustrative manner, Jesus taught two valuable lessons. Looking first at the second incident involving the death of eighteen innocent people.

This is a matter of great confusion for many people. Especially, when people lose a child. Pick your corner of the world there incident after incident you’ll find innocent people dying for no apparent logical reason.

Some are prone to wonder why God would permit such occurrences. Not being able to get satisfactory answers concerning God’s non intervention or silence. They turn against God and some even curse Him.

Huge mistake! Because Jesus said, “You too will parish, if you do not repent.” People should be curious about the Christ teaching about repentance, but most are not. Again, such a shame because it is the most central teaching of Jesus Christ.

As far as the first incident, where the Jewish animal sacrifices were tampered with. Think in terms of some of histories more notable tyrants. Even though very bad, they are perceived by Christ as being no worse than any other person; even people of noble character. The same response occurred from Jesus, as He had with the blood mixtures. There is no sin greater than another transgression. We compartmentalize sin, God does not. The Christ message is the same for all and simple, “repent or parish,” Luke 13:3,5.

We as mortals trapped in a confusing world seeking understanding, as to why things unfold, as they do. We often see things in terms of the immediate. For the fortunate, maybe a life close to a century. Then some conclude life’s long journey is about over, but for that final breath. It is not, but that is for a later discussion.

God sees things from an eternal perspective. Calling for obedience first, and then adoration. Humanity most often turns its back on God; refusing to obey let alone adore. This has resulted in severe punishment for humanity all through history, and it is unfolding right before our very presences today.

God in another desperate attempt to get humanities attention. Did something only God could accomplish. He introduced Himself into this physical world as the only begotten son of God. We know this unexplainable miracle as Jesus the son of Mary and Joseph. How spectacular a miracle was this? In Revelation 19:13, the answer is as follows, “He was clothed with a robe (body) dipped in blood, and His name was called The Word of God.”

This eventually resulted in the murder of Jesus. Launching yet another approach, to get humanity to ‘obey and adore.’ During this time line, or covenant with humanity. God has given humanity what it most desires. Their freedom, and independence, allowing humanity to take responsibility for the managing of their lives and this planet.

During which time God has chosen to remain aloof and silent. Meaning God will not intervene and save the innocent from tragedy. Or interfere with evil as it reeks evil upon humanity. That is the lesson from Luke 13:1-5. God sees no distinction between the good and the bad. This time span is but a rain drop to be quickly evaporated. Furthermore, tragedy and tyrants are given over to the management of we mortals. We bare all consequences for the good, unfortunate, and bad occurrences.

Jesus taught this prayer model in Matthew six. When you pray, recognize God who is in heaven. Sacred and holy is His very name. Give God His due respect by worshiping and adoring Him. That is the lesson of verse nine.

Pray for His kingdom to come and for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. So few words steeped with directives for our execution. If we as Christians know any thing, it is that humanity will continue to curse God by their attitude and behavior. That is why we are to work and prepare for His return. Only Jesus can save humanity from extinction. That is the lesson of Matthew 6:10. We are to ask Jesus, for our “daily Bread,” Matthew 6:11. While all of these verses deserve more commentary. The key here is found in Matthew 6:8, “… for your Father knows what things we are in need of before we ask him,” In Matthew 6:12,  we are told to ask for forgiveness of our debts (sins). It is a debt that we mortals can not repay apart from the mercy of God the Father. From repentance to life in Christ the message in a few words is this. We must forgive our debtors. How can Christians having experienced God’s forgiveness not forgive those indebted to us by their transgressions. A mark of spiritual awakening, and depth can be measured by our ability to forgive others. Christians who hold grudges have little utility in the service of Christ. To much foreign baggage holding them back.

Repentance is very important in the Christ plan. In Luke thirteen, Jesus calls for repentance twice. While God has left the planet to humanities management, the central features remain the same, ‘repent and adore.’ Adoration notion found in Matthew 6:9 “Hallowed be Your name.”

The Christ plan requires first of all repentance. Then the taking up the Christ cause of challenging and changing your world.. With Christians setting aside their hopes and aspirations for the cause of Christ. John picked up on this when he wrote. Those, who do combine those attributes are examples of what it means to be a Christian. Jesus then by His innateness, and His, authority refers to us the children of God, John 1:12-13.

Failure to experience the aforementioned is the most egregious mistake of humanity. Because it leads humanity to someday, to be permanently separated, from any future after death relationship with Christ, See John 3:3.

The cause of Christ is as follows.”If any person will come after me, let them deny them self, and take up the cross, and follow me,” verse 24, Matthew sixteen. “For whoever desires to save their life shall lose it, but whoever loses their life for My sake will find it,” verse twenty five. “For what is it for a person, if they gain the whole world and loses their own souls? Or what shall a person give in exchange for his soul?” verse twenty six.

Imperatives issued by our illustrative artist, Jesus. They are not debatable or negotiable; they are absolute imperatives, and the only path available to eternal life. The cause of the “cross,” exemplified by Christ Himself.

The second Christ imperative is a willingness to lose ones life in order to gain eternal life.

And then shunning what this world has to offer, in exchange for the Christ plan and mission. Which leads to the possession of ones soul or eternal life.

world horror

Today’s history makers are irrelevant noise makers. Streaming information for world peace and prosperity. There are a few of them made up of China, European Union with its sub set of nation states led by Germany, Russia and the United States. All umbrellaed through the United Nations. Quintessential voices of unity for the community of nations.

However, nation states, and their diplomats always have self serving agendas. That aren’t even close to God’s proclaimed agenda for successful diplomacy. They simply do not understand this 21st century which happens to be as ancient as it is modern. Especially as it relates to the Middle East with its Islamic problem. Because their diplomacy is absent the only solution, bless Israel.

That’s what the Middle East peace negotiations must be about. U. S. Secretary of State, Pompeo must insist that peace must be about ways to bless Israel. Of course not in such an overt manner. And President Donald Trump, must use his bully pulpit to reaffirm that message in the same manner. God gave the United States that responsibility through the prophet Jeremiah. God did not call such a declaration pulpit bullying. Instead He issued the expression, “hammer of the earth.” See Jeremiah 50:23. The United States is suppose to be God’s hammer of the earth making wrongs right. As God’s daughter of Babylon. In the end hopefully America will fare better than did Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian empire.

The United States was chosen to assume responsibility for Israel’s failures, as a world voice for Jesus. And has been designated by divine selection to be His, “battle-ax and weapons of war.” For with you, I will break the nations in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms.” See Jeremiah 51:20 Who has broken more kingdoms of evils than the United States? Answer none! Which includes, breaking up its own evils! That’s why the United States is the worlds last and only hope for redemptive salvation both spiritually and materially.

But in her second most important task, the United States may fail. Which is to broker peace for Israel through the formula provided. Her first task of importance is recorded in Revelation 14:6, recorded as, “…, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth. To every nation, tribe, tongue and people.” The perfect formula for peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

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us sen cory booker

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a 2020 presidential hopeful has shown the electorate that his candidacy should be rejected. On one issue that stands above above all other issues.

Recently in Columbia, South Carolina during a faith breakfast campaign event. Declaring that he has no intentions of severing his friendship with notorious Jew hater, Louis Farrakhan, infamous leader of the Nation of Islam. Source The Jerusalem Post, Marcy Oster, 24 June 2019. The Post reported that Farrakhan said, “Jews are satanic.” And, compared Jews to termites. During that same campaign event he proudly declared, “I am very familiar with Minister Louis Farrakhan and his beliefs and values.”

Booker wasted no time in condemning, Joe Biden for his friendships with segregationist senators while he was a senator. Voters should also reject Biden’s bid to become the nations next president. But for, very different reasons. The former vice president is a candidate tied to out dated governing methods. And seemingly unable to understand governing in our 21st century.

Big difference between inability, and condoning, antisemitism. Which also suggest, that Booker himself harbors such hatred.

the harp and golden bowls

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp and golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints.

The most effective way to interpret unexplained symbols is match those symbols with other scriptural references. Because the scriptures are pretty good at explaining themselves. In Revelation 5:8, it’s said that each of four living creatures and twenty four elders each had a harp and a golden bowl filled with incense.

Turning to the Psalms this is recorded. “Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the LORD with the harp. Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing a new song to Him; play skillfully with a shout of joy.” See Psalms 33:1-3.

The golden bowls filled with incense representing the prayers of the saints is a direct allusion to another Psalm. Which reads, “Let my prayer be set before You as incense.” See Psalms 141:2a.

The obvious conclusion is that those symbols represent praise and worship through song and action.

And embodied, in such prayers that we might offer could include these thoughts. “Set guard over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing. To practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies.” See Psalms 141:3-4.

Concerning the four living creatures and the twenty four elders see the discussions, “Freakish Things About A Place Called Heaven,” 20 June 2019. And, “Strangers In Our Midst,” 21 June 2019.

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