life what it’s really about

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“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.

adversities purpose

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Everything has a purpose, I think, what do u think? But first before, I discuss a little about adversity. Here’s a thought or 2.

First this padre writes mostly 2 the Christ community. Always hoping to motivate Christians to fight the evils of the day. Because others outside the Christ community purposefully or by accident read my discussions. It’s hoped that they’ll be motivated to explore our Christ culture and join us.

There is a difference between the Christ culture and the church culture. The Christ culture follows and implements only what the scriptures teach. While the church culture thinks that all religions lead 2 God, and therefore make their own creeds, and proclaim them as Bible based.

Here is perhaps the most important discovery that one can make during ones lifetime. The Bible is a closed book. It can only be understood by the Christ community. Here is your proof! Jesus said, “They who have ears to hear let them hear,” Mark 4:9. And He said to them, “(His followers) 2 u it has been given 2 know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but 2 those who are outside, all things are parables, so that seeing they may not perceive, and hearing, they may hear not understanding; lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them,” Mark 4:11-12.

How 2 over come adversity: “Every commandment which I command u today you must b careful to observe, that u may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers,” Deuteronomy 8:1. It’s the difference between Christ culture and the church culture. U must be careful 2 observe because it has its pleasant benefits.

Now adversities purpose: “And u shall remember that the  LORD your God led u all the way these 40 years in the wilderness (adversity can be long, y 2 humble u, 2 test u, 2 know what was in your heart, whether u would keep His commandments or not. So that He might make u know that the people shall not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD,” Deuteronomy 8:2-3.

Some might say, what application does that have 4 me? Moses was addressing the Jews, and I’m not a Jew, and we’re centuries away from that Jewish experience.

Here is your answer, part of it was aforementioned citing Mark chapter 4. And tied together with Galatians 3:26-29, “For we are all the people of God through faith in Jesus Christ. 4 as many of u were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female, 4 u r all 1 in Christ.”

The times and the seasons change but the applications remain the same.

a street called straight

Experiences don’t get any more bizarre than what happen to Saul and his associates during yesterdays discussion. But it will, as events continue to unfold.

Saul blinded, and his associates spooked out after seeing their boss mysteriously tossed to the ground. Seeing no one in the vicinity that could have done that to Saul. All they heard was verbal communications between Saul and a voice that they couldn’t identify.

Saul had been told to go to the city and once there he’d be told what to do. Blinded, Saul had to be escorted to Damascus. As they journeyed, his associates most likely were thinking to themselves that once they got to city there would be consequences. After all, their boss was use to being the one who did the punishing. Finally they reached Damascus and secured lodging. Now everyone was becoming concerned, after all they had been there three days and the boss was still blind. And hadn’t drank anything or eaten food in three days.

Members of the Way were busing adding numbers to their movement. One of them was a man named Ananias. Divine providence has no limitations. So He came to Ananias though some kind of a vision. Ananias responded, “Here I am Lord.” He received these instructions. “Arise and go to the street called Straight. Inquire at the house of Judas, and ask for Saul of Tarsus.”

Ananias didn’t mix any words because he knew what he was dealing with when it came to Saul of Tarsus. That’s one of the problems the Way has today. The Way is busy advising Jesus instead of executing His advice. Peter coined this phrase for them, saying, “They are untaught and unstable people of the Way. They are people who twist to their own destruction the scriptures. See 2 Peter 3:16. It just happens to be that Peter was referring to the opposition Paul was encountering, who previously was the fierce prosecutor known as Saul of Tarsus.

Paul as part of his own experience was aware the others had had the same experience. So he wrote the following. But Isaiah was very bold and says, “I was found of them who did not seek me; I was made manifest to those who did not ask of Me.” See Romans 10:20.

People who have had such experiences make the best truth seekers and doers. Because they are outside of Christendoms snare. And are not tarnished by their nonsensical tirades.

The Way is in need of people who are fed up with churches as they are today. And stay as far away from them as they can, as does this padre.

How you got here is known only to you. After all what we are studying right now is the uniqueness of Divine Providence, as lives are impacted and changed. The Way has no membership, collects no money. If you are compelled by Divine Providence, study the writings of Paul, Acts through Hebrews. Got questions get in touch. Always willing to offer a helping hand. Then get it together your way and change the world around you.

unhitch the buggy the ride is over

A tough Jew hating prosecutor, who knew how to rough up people and relished in their death. Got a taste of brutality when he was tossed to the ground and was blinded by his assailant.

He got over it and later identified himself as a prisoner of Jesus Christ. Using it as a term of endearment, as he explains what that expression meant. For this reason, “I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles.”

If indeed, you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you. How by revelation He made known to me the mystery. And if you have read it, you will understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.

Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets. That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel. Which I became a minister according to the gift of grace given to me by the effective working of His power.” See Ephesians 3:1-7.

So here is one of those mysteries explained in which we have a paradigm shift in regards to the all inclusive declaration of Jesus where He said, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it,” See John 14:14. In yesterdays discussion it has been shared as to why it doesn’t work today.

Today we the less inclusive means of prayer whose results for you and me are determined by God Almighty. So here is that promised tonic with a good dose of spirits to enhance your sense of well being. “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” See Philippians 4:6. No all inclusiveness there because it’s all individualized.

Here is another mystery hidden in ages past and revealed by Paul. Promise by Jesus, who said, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away. The Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.” See John 16:7.

And He is here, and here is the help the Spirit provides. “Likewise the Spirit helps with our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intersession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered He that searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is because He makes intersession for the saints according to the will of God.” See Romans 8:26-27.

Here is another mystery for the prayers combined confidence. “And the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:7.

When you pray, you are not always going to get what you want. But you will experience, Philippians 4:7, manifesting itself in a peace that transcends human understanding. It’s an awareness that occurs over time, as people mature in spirituality. Spiritual growth is like physical growth. It happens over time and by experience.

Is this the stuff of fairy tales

Here we are in the 21st, century, and we are still engaged with mortal men who wrote 1400 years before Christ. Many classify those writers as first rate thinkers. Their courage, and genius has never been surpassed. With history providing ample evidentiary documentation. Because what they wrote is ageless, like written today. They clearly understood human psychology. For they saw the human species, as the most depraved life form on the planet. The Psalmist wrote, regardless of your station in life, rich or poor, powerful or without power, we are worthless. Psalms 62:9. Why so, because, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9.

They also knew that humans were deeply superstitious. So, these mortal thinkers knew that they had to create a mechanism in an attempt to control human kind, or they would certainly self destruct.

They created the notion of GOD. And announced, that humans had been created in the image of GOD. Suddenly out of nowhere GOD appeared, and gave Moses a whole string of laws meant to reign in the human condition. It did not work then or now!

All this did was give humans a banner from which to annihilate each other. For some reason, the Jews took a terrible beating. Maybe because Adam and Eve were Jews. GOD inflicted vengeance’s upon Adam and Eve for their disobedience. Eventually, flinging their off spring to the four corners of the earth. All this occurred, because the Jews could not come to grips with obeying GOD.

But those writers, being skilled thinkers moved the plot along. With a whole host of predictions concerning humanities eventual demise. With a couple of those events being crucial to our understanding of world events today. One being the creation of a homeland for the Jews. The other being the creation of a Messianic lineage through Abraham which resulted in the birth of Christ.

The creation of the Jewish state occurred, October 1, 1948, when the British would withdraw from Palestine. This resulted from a 1947, United Nations vote to partition Palestine into two separate but distinct sovereign states. The Jews welcomed the plan for a Jewish state. While the Arabs rejected the notion of the surrender of their land for the creation of a foreign Jewish state in their midst. The Arab/Muslims suffered a lot under British occupation. For their oppression of the Arab/Muslim people, the British are a despised people. And they are paying the consequences today, from their Muslim occupants.

As will the people of the United States way beyond 9/11 because the United States was the first power to extend recognition of the new Jewish state. The Arab Muslim world saw this move as an act of imperialism by the British and the United States against the wishes of Allah.

It must be remembered that the major players of opposition to the Jewish state are still very much in play. Two of those players are Syria, and Lebanon. Though Syria is embattled in a civil war, no matter how it plays out, there will be no love for Israel. Egypt is most likely will become more hostile towards Israel. One indication of this will come when it breaks their peace treaty with Israel. Jordan will not! Iran may or may not  become a nuclear power. If they do, it’ll give them the capability to plunge the region into nuclear annihilation. Most likely, as a nuclear power, it’ll be for intimation purposes. The Iranians as a nation are far more committed to Islam. Then all Western styled governments combined under the umbrella of the numerous sects of Christendom available to them. Except one, the Vatican empire sitting upon seven mountains.

The United States, a messianic driven nation is why Israel could depend on it for its full support. With Israeli survival being the center piece of its foreign policy This once made the United States a very dangerous power to the Arab/Muslim world. All Administrations through George W. Bush, saw themselves as vehicles for the fulfillment of Messianic prophecies. As does the government of Iran, but from different perspectives. However, the Obama administration did not see itself as being a vehicle for the fulfillment of any messianic prophecies. The Obama administration was more aligned with the Iranian perspectives. And the Iranians know it, through a Islamic prophecy that foretells of a tall black man at the helm of the worlds  most powerful nation. Allowing the Iranians to terrorize Israel. They will not fare well making it necessary for the long awaited for Islamic redeemer to spare Islam from defeat. Jesus, as a Muslim, will then return also, and the two of them will establish peace and justice globally, minus a Jewish presence.

Nevertheless, the United States will continue sending shipments of its most sophisticated weaponry to Israel. Seemingly helpless to act in any other way. The purpose according to the Jewish state is to keep its enemies in check. And to completely annihilate them, should they move to exercise their long standing threats to do the same to Israel. The Iranians most likely are fully aware of what’s going on, but it doesn’t matter that they are out gunned. Because they feel safe knowing the end from the beginning, through their Islamic prophecy.

Interesting, because not so long ago another people felt the same way about the Jews. And they were the ones annihilated. It is a new day, and the Jews of Israel today are a far different people. However, that will not stop stupids from being stupid, again. Can anyone sense any rebelrouser’s  on the prophetic horizon?

Tomorrow a discussion will present itself that just might launch the aforementioned power players. To what degree, if any, only its unfolding will reveal. One thing is certain something of monstrous impact will occur. Because it’s cyclic, and every time it has occurred in the past, it has been dramatic.

Remember all this started 1400 years before the birth of Christ. What has unfolded in the years that followed has been the execution of many deployed prophecies whose initial intent was to save humanity from self destruction but meant with rejection. Followed by Christ, who sacrificed himself to make the world right, again to no avail. Still not through, up arose a prophetically announced United States. Whose people viewed themselves, as the guardian of those centuries of prophecies. However, President Obama did his best to bring that guardianship to an end. Disgracing the Peoples House with occupants, who do not share the nations rich Jewish Christian heritage.

It’ll be interesting to see if President Trump will work to return the nation to its prophetic role, as guardians of centuries of biblical prophecies.

As old fashion, as it is, this is the only cure for a world on its death bed. “And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world,” 1 John 2:2.

Cancel out any notions that the collection of Old and New Testament writings are nothing more than a collection of science fiction writings. Based as a tribute to their genius for the purposes of saving humanities inevitable destruction through each other. Because they clearly knew mortals would cling to such writings based primarily on the mortal inclination to be trapped by superstition.

In the end this is really the undertakings of supernatural manifestations. I’ll name that manifestation GOD for the sake of identification. However, the mysteriousness of those supernatural manifestations, did not result in a collection of fairy tales. Fulfilled by the deeds and efforts of mortal people as touched upon in this writing. They are indeed prophetic writings and not the stuff of superstition or fairy tales. Unfolding today for the wise to grasp and understand. With this stunning effect upon individuals and our community of nations. “I the LORD search the heart. I test the conscience, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings,” Jeremiah 17:10. That is the worlds only hope and it hinges on the attitude and behavior of the people of the United States.

golden bowls of incense

The strangeness of the supernatural is all around us, and few of us are aware of its influences both for good and evil. John was one of those people, who knew about good and evil. Because he says that he was at a place not by his choice. Protesting that he was there because of the for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

The ancient world did not want to hear anything about the word of God or the testimony of Jesus Christ. Neither does our modern world. Because, the word of God is that mysterious vehicle of enlightenment for separating and understanding good from evil. Both good, and evil have universal uniformity. Meaning cultures within nation states globally; are all subject to the universality of the word of God, by godly predetermined standards.

And by the millions over the centuries their slaughter has occurred. Immortalized with these words. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives to the death.” See Revelation 12:11.

Suddenly, looking upward John saw a door opening from heaven. And a voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place.” What is to follow is the ceremonial celebration of their sacrifices. Known as the, ‘golden bowls of incense.’

The book of Revelation is a book filled with symbols and drama. John saw and beheld a very strange sight. In heaven there was a thrown room. And in the middle of that room were four living creatures, and a group of twenty four elders, vs. 8. Among them stood a Lamb, as though it had been slain. Having seven horns and seven eyes which were the seven Spirits sent out into all the earth. See Revelation 5:6.

Some of the symbols are open to speculation, but the drama from the past, to the present and reaching into the future is not.

Seven is the number of completion. Jesus is picturesquely presented as having seven horns. Horns picturing complete and perfect strength. And with seven eyes symbolizing perfect sight for the triumphing of His causes. We are told that seven eyes are the seven Spirits of God sent into all the earth. Meaning that God in the personage of Jesus Christ represents the perfect good upon on earth. See Revelation 5:6.

Take for example the imagery of the slain Lamb. Referring to Jesus Christ who was tortured and murdered in order to redeem us by His split blood. Also note the explicit acknowledgment that His split blood is redemptive with universal implications. See Revelation 5:9. Through out history many devout warriors of Jesus have lost their lives in His service.

Their service has been documented for eternity in, Revelation 5:8, “And 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 is the prayers of the saints.

The four living creatures, and the twenty four elders may represent another mystery. Which many pass over because of its lack of orthodoxy. Psalms 82:1, “God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. So are the four creatures, and twenty four elders apart of the government of God?

Which might help us to understand the following. “I am the LORD. That is my name, and I will not give my glory to another.” See Isaiah 42:8.

unseen forces magnify potential

I am among you, as a force though you know it not. Most of the time. Furthermore, in My right hand lifted high, I hold seven stars. Which are angels commissioned by Me, to be your guardians. You are my Lampstands, a figure of speech. As a designated people to declare to the populace Christ approved behaviors, as well as those hated by Jesus. See Revelation 1:13;20. That’s pretty much were the discussion ended yesterday and some days before yesterday.

It was no accident that John addressed his dialogue to the angel at the assembly or synagogue at Ephesus. But rather, by selectiveness of divine providence that’s what caused John to write, “To the angel ….” John may not have been aware that what he wrote wasn’t the product of his own thinking. The interference of angels in human affairs is mysterious. Consider the following carefully. “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for some by so doing have entertained angels.” And, “For He shall give His angels charge over you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands. Lest you dash your foot against a stone.” See Hebrews 13:2; Psalms 91:11-12.

We know from yesterdays discussion about the magnified attributes of the congregants at Ephesus. Their persevering labors, struggles for the causes of Jesus. Along with betrayers tagged as liars. People pretending to be something that they were not. That can be a morale killer to the extent that above magnifiers were trashed.

Which would bring about a stunning rebuke, from the One who walked among them unnoticed. See Revelation 1:12-16. It’s an esoteric concept that escapes most. Blinded to an awareness of divine providence in ones mists. With a lack of awareness for the mysterious duties of angels on our behalf.

Nevertheless spoke Jesus, “I have something against you that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place. See Revelation 2:5.

This series had its beginning, “A Well Traveled Road Still A Mystery,” 25 April 2017. If you want more depth see the discussions for Holy Week, 09 April 2017-16 April 2017. And those discussions of the 17th-24th helped launch this series as a package. They are all loaded with nuggets to help the Christ Lampstand avoid the indictment, repent. Or have your lampstand extinguished.

Hope for a world gone mad has no cure except for His light bearing Lampstands. It’s serious business because the owners of our mad world know that if they are to survive. They must extinguish all, not some, light bearing Lampstands.

The hour is urgent rise up and save America by extinguishing all betrayers of Christ. Use the weaponary made available through out this series. As Christ Lampstands, it done nonviolently. Review the discussion about the power of a phrase or word. “A Well Traveled Road Still A Mystery,” dated, 23 April 2017.

With all your getting of things get understanding

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

The following is the beginning of the Berlin puzzle. “Oh, how love I your law! You, through your commandments, have made me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers; for your testimonies are my mediation. I understand more than the ancients because I keep your precepts. I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word, I have not departed from your ordinances for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Through your precepts, I get understanding; therefore, I hate every false way,” Psalms 119:97-104.

As we all know, the roadways of life are dangerously treacherous with unexpected potholes everywhere. Minimize those treacherous potholes of life by maximizing Proverbs 4:7 which advocates, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom; with all your getting get understanding.”

Which backtracks us the Psalms and puts together the Berlin puzzle. But if we could measure with any degree of accuracy, those seeking to understand Professor Berlin’s advice. Which can only be implemented through the scriptural combination’s  of the Psalms and Proverbs. It would be so insignificant on the scale that it would not measure as meaningful. And there rests the primary reason for interpersonal conflicts. Because most people will not spend the time necessary to implement what those scriptures teach. Whatever it is that’s how one acts ‘in it’ or ‘on it.’ Rational thinking and acting is a work in constant progress.

And of course, it helps explain the peripheral chaos of international affairs that surround all of us. Because what the world community doesn’t want to here is that global solutions have a scriptural solution. Just think what a different world we would live in if the Psalms and Proverbs were the focus point of being ‘in it’ and ‘on it.’ No doubt it be a much less violent world.

In the end those scriptures take us beyond the Berlin assertion of not being confined, “to the personal forces natural and man made which act upon us.”

Beginning of Sorrows

Now the close friends of Jesus were a curious bunch. And sometimes a contemptuous lot, among themselves. Few in history were afforded such unique experiences as that group. To the extent that one of the wrote, “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written, Amen, John 21:25.

With those kinds of experiences they looked for opportune time to quiz this most unusual man. They found it when Jesus was taking a break at the Mount of Olives. Privately they asked, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age,” Matthew 24:3. Jesus unloaded on them with tons of information. But info more for us then them. For now, here is one, “And you shall here of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet,” verse six. Think in this dimension because every act against God is a ‘rumor of war.’ In time God will respond and it will be war.

These wars and rumors of wars are in themselves shape shifting events. Taking upon themselves a life much different than perceived. Here are a few of them that might not appear to be wars of conventional perception. But they are a prelude to the yet to come more devastating wars.

So here we go, “wars and rumors of wars,” devastating in themselves because they have a destructive kill not anticipated. Like the legitimizing of gay lifestyles. Maybe highlighted by the return to Harvard University of the ROTC which has been absent for four decades because of God’s stigma upon homosexuality.

If you know your scriptures, then you know that a trio of nations have dominated the world. Israel in the ancient and modern world. Whose seed gave birth to the British Commonwealth of nations and the United States. Supported by these scriptures, Genesis 17:4-8 and Genesis 48:19, “… he (Manasseh) U.S. shall become a people, and he also shall become great; but truly his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.”

For centuries, the world has despised and hated those nations. But their strength to survive was of a supernatural origin. With Jacob announcing that Joseph the guardian of the British Commonwealth of nations and the United States and Israel would be his benefactors. We have this record, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall. The archers have harassed him and shot at him, and hated him. But his bow abode in strength  and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob from there is is the shepherd the stone of Israel,” Genesis 49:22-24. There you have the Israeli, British and America connection. With God allowing Moses to declare, Jesus the Shepherd the stone of Israel bringing the three together, as one. Despite individual and state denials form the people of all three states. Still God protected us within those states with abundant prosperity and military strength.

Homosexuality is a weapon of warfare against God! And every time homosexuality advances against God’s laws, it represents a rumor of war because God will answer that attack with great vengeance. Whether people or nations like it or not, according to God, homosexuality is a curse, Leviticus 18:23. In Leviticus 20:13 the penalty is specific, it’s death. In the time of Moses that was the lawful penalty, like it or not. And maybe it should be the law today, but it isn’t. Again for those who know the scriptures, a duality often exist. Though the state doesn’t see homosexuality worthy of death, God does. So he had his Apostle Paul record it in his Pauline epistle to the Romans. Where he wrote, “Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. Who know the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, BUT HAVE PLEASURE IN THEM THAT DO THEM,” Romans 1:24 & 32. In caps, individual and state approval of homosexuality.

How might God bring death of His vengeance upon an individual or nation today for such disobedience. As many ways, as there are stars in the sky. Israel is surrounded by hostile empires exponentially her size by land mass and people. But for now they are helpless because of Genesis 49:22-24. With Great Britain having lost her favor with the mighty God of Jacob and exists only as a dot on the map. Without prosperity or military power and totally depended on her big brother (Manasseh) for survival. All God has to do is dry up the water of Genesis 49:22, or break the bow, verse 24. With Jesus the Shepherd and stone of survival ceasing to Shepherd Israel, Great Britain or the United Sates anymore.

Look at your world, if an American, your world, if an Israeli or your world, if British, and ask is the water at our wells drying up. Meaning everything associated with individual or national prosperity and military security. Well it is, and it’s because God is responding to a subtle war against one of his strongest edicts. Gay rights is a rumor of war against God and God in defense of Himself can also respond in a subtle way. And it’ll not be noticed by most and that will be the beginning of sorrows. And if you are like that old curious bunch of friends of Jesus, study Matthew 24. Discovering what Jesus might unload upon you, as a sign of His return, and for the end of the age.

Great minds run in curious directions

Julius Cesar: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

Jesus Christ: “… authority is given to me. Go … teach, observe,” Matt. 28:19-20.

Julius Cesar: “Nearly always people believe willing that which they wish.”

Jesus Christ: “Judgment u judge, u shall b judged, & with what measure u measure,” Matthew 7:2.

Cicero: “The welfare of the people is the supreme thing.”

Jesus Christ: “Hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and in prison~When~Insomuch as u did it, u did it to one of the least, you have done it to me” Matthew 25:35-40.

Poetic Interlude answers Donald Trump phenomenon

Men listen to me and waited,

and kept silence for my council.

After my words they did not speak again,

and my speech settled on them as dew.

They waited for me as for the rain,

and they opened their mouths wide as for the spring rain.

If I mocked at them, they did not believe it,

and the light of my countenance they did not cast down,

I chose the way for them,

and sat as chief;

So I dwelt as a king in the army,

as one who comforts mourners.

Text:Job 29:21-25

It’s a universal condition, whereby, even in rebellion, the masses allow the few to think for them. Resulting in the Donald Trump phenomenon; and if elected, will he become the character of Revelation 13.

The Death March Averted

The following is not very pleasant, albeit, our destiny. With many tales of adventure both evil and good. In dialogue, two biblical characters saw the process from this perspective. Man decays like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth eaten.

Going on to say, man born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away. He flees like a shadow and does not continue. Since his days are determined, the number of his months with You. You have appointed his limits so that he can not pass. Look away from him that he may rest, till like a hired man, he finishes his day.

And finally, man is also chastened with pain on his bed. And, with strong pain in many of his bones. So that his life abhors bread, and his soul succulent food. His flesh wastes away from sight. And his bones stick out which once were not seen. Yes, his soul draws near the pit and his life to the executioners.

But hope abounds, if there is a Messenger for him, a Mediator, one among a thousand, to show His uprightness. Then He is gracious to him, and says, deliver him from going down to the PIT. I have found a Ransom, his flesh shall be young like a child’s. He shall return to the days of his youth. He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him. He shall see His face with joy, for He restores to man His righteousness. Then he looks at man and says, I have sinned, and perverted what was right, and it did not profit me. He will redeem his soul from going down to the PIT. And his life, shall see the light. BEHOLD! God works all these things. Twice, in fact, three times with a man, to bring him back from the PIT. That he my be enlightened with the light of life.

Texts:Job 13:28; Job 14:1-2, 5-6; Job 33:19-30.

It’s a prophetic adventure about life, where the tale was one of evil turned good. Through God’s Ransom, Jesus Christ, and now Mediator between evil and good to the Father. So that the Redeemer, not once or twice but three times shows patience and determination to offer His light. By saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of Life,” John 8:12. Make a difference change yourself through Christ and then change your world.

Visionaries do u c visions through the soul or spirit

When this padre was very young, by way of a visionary experience somewhere from the unknown. Or so, I thought at the time, came an awareness that this child was destined for the priesthood. As this child grew, he was discovered paging through the family Bible. Suddenly it was snatched away and hidden. A search was launched until it was found. Only to experience the same parental experience over and over. Until its final disappearance never to be discovered again. At the time, this child was to young to read, so only the pictures were observed. Over the decades that visionary experience has been repeatedly recalled along with my fascination with the Bible which lives on to this very day.

This padre over the the years has been particularly interested in Mary’s involvement around the life of Christ. In particular Mary from Magdala, adviser to Jesus, and perhaps His lover. Most know her as Mary Magdalene. The woman, who held the disciples together, and gave them a sense of direction after Jesus was executed.

Mary found them weeping and asking, how can we continue the work of this human? They did not spare him. will we be spared?

Mary greeted them and said, there is no need to weep. The remembrance of His courage and power will be your inspiration and protection. Remember that for it was His way of showing us the power of His own humanness as well as our own.

When Mary had finished, they had a sense of purpose, and started a discussion concerning the words spoken by the Savior.

Then Peter said to Mary, sister we know that Jesus loved you in ways different from other woman. Tell us what Jesus may have said to you that He did not share with others.

Mary said, okay, I’ll share one of our private conversations. I told Jesus that I saw Him in a vision. I asked Him this, does a person see a vision through their soul or the spirit? Jesus answered me, and said, neither. The vision is seen through the mind. And where the mind is there is the treasure.

Source:The Gospel of Mary. One of the forbidden Gospels because of the prominence given to Mary.

Often wonder what could be learned from what Jesus taught. Had churchman not been so successful in discriminating against such writings as the Gospel of Mary. They had no God given authority to authenticate the historical record of Jesus and His associates. They just took it upon themselves to do so, and in so doing they closed much of Christendoms history.

This is what Mary from Magdala wrote, and repeated by John, “This is the disciple, who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that His testimony is true. And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written, Amen,” John 21:24-25.

Fitting for this discussion a relevant thought, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education,” Mark Twain. Or, ones prejudices get in the way of ones spiritual enlightenment.

So now as an adult, looking back on that childhood vision. Often wondering which came first the vision or the picture. It has been concluded that the picture was first seen by the mind. The mind then replayed the vision during sleep. The goodness of that woman in that biblical picture became the treasure of a child’s mind. Goodness is what this adult cherishes most, then and now. It culminated in this adults theological education and ordination.

Mary Magdalene, was the constant companion of Jesus. She was present at his execution and discovered that He was not in His burial tomb. Her insights are worth serious study.

Remember that Jesus rebuked His disciples for disrespecting her. As she anointed him in preparation for His burial, Matthew 26:13. The very words of Jesus, “Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”

Unsavory candidates Trump and Clinton what it could mean

People are trudging of to vote for the best of the worse between presidential candidates Trump and Clinton.
Across the nation the beginning of change is suppose to occur. Change will occur, but it’ll be change adverse to the peoples interest. It’ll be that way until the American electorate removes money and corporate conglomerate power from politics. And! Makes corporate lobbyist a criminal class punishable with severe penalties. Because they are the primary bribers, who select the candidates, who then legislate the corporate agenda against the tax paying public.

But even that won’t help much because the real culprit for the nations dismal plight. Is because America is walking in a different direction than Jesus Christ. And as the distance between them grows, so will the nations gloomy prospects grow.

Daniel 2:21-22, is about change, and the change is destructive to the nation in power. So we discover this repeated history, “And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings, and sets up kings,” Just how does God do this? This way, “He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those, who know understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.” The short version is as follows. God in His anger acts against a nations sins. Often providing the where with all to tumble seemingly invincible nations and He does it through verse 22. And, “Not by might nor power but by My Spirit saith the LORD of hosts,” Zechariah 4:6. Nothing occurs without God’s permission.

In Zechariah an angel brought his presence to Zerubbabel through Zechariah with the aforementioned message. Because God had determined, that Zerubbabel would finish rebuilding God’s Temple. Perhaps to Zerubbabel a daunting challenge but from God’s angel. It’s not about might or power but by God’s will.

Maybe America, as a chosen vessel to express God’s might and power through His Spirit has run its course. And maybe the Spirit of God, will choose an oppressor like Islam to humble a defiant nation. From recent discussions, you know Ishmael the son of the flesh and evil wants America for an an Islamic state.

Do you think, that the mighty king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon? Who was allowed by God to take the Jews into captivity, ever thought his kingdom would fall? It did! Any many after Babylon, and others yet to come, like the United States. If it happens, it’ll happen, as a result of two sacred principles found in Daniel 2:22 and Zechariah 4:6.

God save the United States through a revitalized Body of Believers. By returning America to her God ordained destiny, no doubt a daunting challenge. Success rides with the Spirit of the LORD of Hosts, who transmitted for all eternity that it’s not by might or power.

God’s secrets

A penny for every time that I’ve heard, “Your scriptures are confusing and contradictory.” That would make this padre a very wealthy person. So maybe the following will help some to understand, why the scriptures seem confusing and contradictory.

The Bible is a very unique book. While printed on white paper with black ink, and having gone through endless translations. Its accuracy is dependable because it has been preserved by the Creator of the universe and all life forms. However, its accuracy is not verifiable to most people. For them, it remains a confusing  and a contradictory book. A book that is mostly closed to them, except for rare passages, as the Holy Spirit wills.

Though printed with ink on paper and bound as a book. Here is what makes it an extraordinary book. Those pages are in a very mystical esoteric sense alive. Because those words are the very breath of God which is supported by the following and brought to life within certain people. Therefore, we have this testimony from God himself. Declaring Himself alive though in print. “And He (Jesus) was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood (Christ body); and His name is called the the WORD OF GOD, Revelation 19:13. Notice the present tense of the verb is, to be, signaling that Christ, as our WORD OF GOD, is alive today. Alive in each, and in every breathing body on this earth. Dormant though in those outside the saving grace of His body that was dipped in His blood. But alive in those cleansed, by His dipped body in blood, as the sacrificial Lamb of God. As declared in 1 Corinthians 6:19. “What?” “Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, and you are not you own.”  There you have part of the formula for understanding, what some consider to be confusing and contradictory scriptures.

That’s why most can’t see the good when it is available. They are described as a shrub in the desert destined to parched places that are not habitable. And worse yet, described as cursed, Jeremiah 17:5-6. So is it any wonder such people see the scriptures as confusing and contradictory. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah 6:9 is continued in the New Testament which says, “Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing, you will see and not perceive. For the hearts of this people have grown dull. There ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears. Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them,” Matthew 13:14-15.

It literally takes an act of God, that He calls healing not to see the scriptures as not being confusing or contradictory. Healing occurs through being drawn to Christ though the Father, John 6:44. For the fortunate it results in the confessing and denouncing of ones sins. experiencing the miracle of the 2 Corinthians 5:17. There will be no mystery, you’ll know His newness of life when it occurs. However, that doesn’t mean that the scriptures will not remain confusing and contradictory, for a time. Any more than a newborn of the human family can read and understand.

Get this and you got life and purpose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules of Marriage

What you are about to read can not be understood by employing human reasoning as to what seems fair. Because the reasoning, as to what is fair occurs by supernatural transformation. From which this transformation occurs, “For we are members of His body, of His flesh and His bones,” Ephesians 5:30. Then one realizes marriage can not as spiritual occurrence be between two men or two women. It’s unfathomable to human rationality. How is it possible that a believer in Christ can assume the body of Christ? Humanly speaking, it’s impossible. But God says it is so, and so it is. And the same applies to marriage, as we shall see.

But first, the secular perspective which has some truth because of its fruits. Because the issues are between a man and a woman. But now secularism through the personages of its branches of government has decided the same applies between same sex couples.

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

And confirmed, and enhanced with this declaration by our miracle enabling God, “Therefore shall a man leave his father, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh,” Genesis 2:24; Jesus asked, “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 be one flesh?'” “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate,” Mathew 19:4-6.

And God will have no mercy upon a people, or nation who subverts His holy edicts. Be they in regards to marriage or otherwise. Here is a promise from God Almighty. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows that he will also reap. For he that sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he that sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life,” Galatians 6:7-8. Beware America!

Today is all about yesterday

Ever hear someone say something intriguing like this. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own troubles,” Jesus Christ, prior to AD 50.

Just how do such statements play out in practical terms for you and me? Here’s a short journey into the archives of history. Which sheds lots of insights into ones spiritual journey.

A young king had ascended to the throne of Israel, by the name of Solomon. He was young and inexperienced, so God appeared to him, on a particular night. And said to him, ask, what shall I give you? 2 Chronicles 1:7.

First Solomon showed humility and gratitude towards God. Then he asked, “Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come before this people; for who can judge this peoples of yours,” 2 Chronicles 1:8-10.

And God replied to Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for riches, or wealth, or honor, or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge to judge my people whom I have made you king,” 1 Chronicles 1:11.

Now consider this carefully in relationship to the statements Jesus made. “Wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I shall give you riches and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like,” 2 Chronicles 1:12.

An archival journey into esoteric occurrences which hopefully will make such occurrences less esoteric.

Answers to hard questions

Sometimes the worst of things occurs unexpectedly. Like being told by a doctor that that nagging pain that has been so annoying. Is a malignant growth which is metastatic in nature. Meaning death in a relevantly short period of time, like six months to a year. The respondent replies in shock, but I’m to young to die!

We live within a biosphere called earth. And we, who dwell here have been infected with a nagging pain of burdensome troubles. Which are metastatic in nature making death certain in a relevantly short period of time. The Psalmist put it this way. The days of our years are seventy years; and if reason of strength  they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (scriptural text:Psalms 90:10).

But as respondents, some might ask, why should life be like grass? Which in the morning flourishes, and grows up. In the evening it is cut down and withers? (scriptural text:Psalm 90:5b-6).

So some might ask, what’s going on here? Why the misery and then death? Easy answers. Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned. For if by one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteous will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. (scriptural texts:Romans 5:12;17).

All the repugnant occurrences that impact, we earth dwellers is because of a supernatural struggle. A struggle between a great wonder in heaven, …. And on her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. So as not to be redundant, Revelation 12:1-2, was developed and explained with the previous discussion Suffice to say that it was the birth of the church through Jesus Christ.

Tugging to prevent the churches growth through its twelve stars came an adversary. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born, verse  4-5.

O! The majesty of God, “Remember the former things of old, for I am God. And there is none else. I am God, and there is none like unto me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasures. (scriptural texts:Isaiah 46:9-10). To be continued.

O! what mercy is this

They say to error is human. And so it is but seldom without consequences. And when, the price of those consequences are being paid. Because things aren’t going so well. Sometimes, like a falling ton of bricks an awareness is discovered. Dropping a curtain of shame because fault has crushed the offender. Bringing about a contrite heart of regret and change.

Then one curses the error because the contrite heart of regret. Allowing change to occur. because of the following historical record.

“Who has believed our report, and to whom is the is the arm of the LORD revealed?”

For He (Jesus) shall grow up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground. He (Jesus) hath no form nor comeliness, and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He has was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and judgment, and who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people. And they made His grave with the wicked-But with the rich at His death, because He hath done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When you make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper his hand.

He shall see all the labor of His soul, and shall be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore; will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong. Because He has poured out His soul unto death, and He has was numbered with the transgressors. And He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors,” Isaiah 53:1-12.

And indeed, when one discovers the captivity of their own Babylon, by their own doings. Great full should be the reaction because in the age of grace its His intercession for our transgressions. With prayers of forgiveness and hopefulness ones captivity will not be for seventy years.

Best understood, if the previous discussion is read.

O! what mercy is this indeed. That one should complain about ones Babylonian captivity, no matter the anguish. Because One so innocent, suffered so much. That we should, all seek the impossible life. Of godly perfection to His honor and glory. Or at least try which should be ones constant prayer. Anchored with many scriptures such as Psalms 119:133-134, “Direct my steps by Your word. Let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man. That I may keep Your precepts.