a mistake called christmas

“You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. And how, I bore you on eagles wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant. Then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people. For, all the earth is mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” See Exodus 19:4-6.

You have read one of the most important historical prophecies ever recorded. It’s the bases for understanding the intentions and purposes of God Almighty. For now, note that the Jews were to be His special treasure above all people. And that the Jews were to be to God a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. A kingdom of priests needs a chief priest who would be Jesus. And Jesus with His priestly associates would function from what God called a holy nation,

The first advent called Christmas was never meant to be. Jesus born of a virgin came to fulfill the aforementioned. The Jews wanted nothing to do with Jesus whom they accused of being a blasphemer. And cooperated with the Romans in His cruel and torturous murder.

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said the whore

I do my job and call it was it is. Many of Christendom do the same. But they call it something else.

Here’s a tale or two that goes largely unexplained maybe because of its varied applicability. “Enter the narrow gate, for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate, and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.

God accused of injustice

It has been said that few things are really what they appear to be. And so, it seems to be that way in heaven.

God stands in the congregation of the mighty. He judges among the Gods. And finds himself challenged by Asaph.

Who charged, “How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?” And then demands, “Defend the poor and the fatherless; do justice for the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked. See Psalms 82:1-4.

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Complicated stuff. On this plane there are lots of occurrences missed by most mortals. And in the third heaven incomprehensible activity made visible through out our scriptures for the scriptural searcher. But when, all is said and done, this is the final authority. “I am the LORD, that is MY name. And I will not give my glory to another.” See Isaiah 42:8. And, “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, and there is no other. I am God and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times, things not yet come. Saying my counsel shall stand. I will do all my pleasures.” See Isaiah 46:9-10.

mysterious occurrences

Be mindful that things happen which convince some that God is a figment of imagination because an event would not have occurred if there was a God. While, for others the converse is expressed by favorable circumstances. Summed up by a minute to soon or late and the out come would have been different. some might argue everything is predetermined, so there is no escaping what God has predetermined. Others respond nonsense.

So here’s what is written, “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times things not yet come,” saying. ‘My council shall stand. I will do all My pleasures.'” See Isaiah 46:9-10. Seems conclusive, “Declaring the end from the beginning.” It’s not! Because free will, and choice, is what God is all about. And if otherwise, it would, also nullify the duties of His angels.

For choice conclusiveness, we travel back to beginning of the human experience. And the LORD God commanded the man saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day you eat of it you shall surely die.” See Genesis 2:16-17. This what is learned about God’s foreknowledge. God can and has predetermined certain events. Always leaving the means up to the decision makers as free will agents.

And the angel said to me, “These are four spirits of heaven, who go forth from their station before the LORD of all the earth.” See Zachariah 6:5. “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister to those who will inherit salvation?” See Hebrews 1:14. “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands. Lest you dash your foot against a stone.” See Psalms 91:11-12. Angelic interventions can avert negative human events. It seems their ministry is reserved for those who are apart God’s family. While working conversely to to deter those who would harm the children of God. It’s all a matter of awareness.

For those who want to have their thinking cords stretched, carefully read and study, 1 Kings 22:13-23. That text applies to the above discussion in thought provoking ways.

 

USA extinction hangs in the balance

 

Donald Trump extraordinaire of deception is not going to rescue America from oblivion. His past behaviors which he has proudly bragged about along with his public record dictates it is so.

Trump is the embodiment of one, who appears to be something he is not. Trump is a tyrant to be feared! Because he has fallen prey to forces beyond his control, who have empowered him. Casting long shadows of mistrust and suspicion globally which people sense but don’t how to react. Because darkness allows for no light.

the way things r and y things remain the same

 

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

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

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

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

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

understanding misery

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

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

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

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

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

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

absent a good nights sleep

 

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

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

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

Different circumstances-different experiences.

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

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

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

times are a mess

Just imagine, there stood histories protagonist perhaps in deep thought because of the solitude the sea shore offers. When surprisingly, the calm waves of the seas become turbulent with a deafening roaring sound. And moving towards him was a creature of monstrous size.

That is what happened to John, as he stood on the sand of that sea shore. The creature he saw had seven heads, ten horns with one crown for each horn. Upon each of the seven heads was the name of blasphemy. See Revelation 13:1, with blasphemy being defined in Revelation 13:6, as acts of insolence, defiance with  bitter hatred for his Creator and everything human and non-human associated with Him. Giving meaning to the expression, “hell on earth.” Which will be humanities incremental worsening experience, as history ages. Acerbated by non-human entities such polluted air, drinking water and food shortages. Despite rising sea levels from global warming.

Pious religionist will persuade most to accept a false belief in a supernatural being more satanic then divine. And the faithful in Christ will be abused, persecuted, imprisoned and murdered. Destructive regional wars will dominate the globe. Like the Israeli Palestinian conflict and the U.S. sixteen year quagmire in Afghanistan. With the Syrian conflict being picturesque for future conflicts. In Syria numerous opposing enemies are there fighting for something that can’t happen. Wars of greater magnitude will emerge between powerful kingdoms like war between the United States and China as possible examples. With North Korea being the unsuspected spoiler of her neighboring and global foes aspirations.

Unsuspecting elements like earthquakes and bizarre weather patterns will serve the interest of the times of this blasphemous emerging creature. Medical science will be tested to its limits, as new crippling diseases inflict their deadly sting.

A power of unprecedented evil is the culprit behind this looming fiasco. We make that discovery because it was given to us centuries ago and is recorded for us today. “Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. See Revelation 13:2.

This beast will contaminate the world community with picturesque characteristics of the leopard, bear and lion.

sickness in washington dc and elsewhere

If you have read the discussion two days ago you learned how Arab/Muslim terror works. Then the next day you were sickened as to how the U.S. government spends your hard earned money. Giving the Palestinian Authority more than one hundred eighty million dollars. From that money lifelong pensions are given to imprisoned terrorist. If they are killed during their act of terror, than the money goes to their families. To make things sicker, the PA now indexes those lifetime payments to inflation.

Here’s the rational for government subsidies to our avowed enemy. The PA is funded to promote continued peace talks between Israel and Palestinian Authority. Ample support for such rational is found through web searches. Dating all the back to the Oslo Accords. It has not worked for Americans or the world community. Except for the Arab/Persian/Muslim states. All who are the enemies of Israel and western Christian democracies.

It has been said, “That those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” So here’s some history.The most reliable  history. It has been ignored, and the world community has paid repeatedly for its ignorance of Islamic evils. Maybe because history has a supernatural aspect which is hard for many to swallow. Give it a try, and you might be surprised what you’ll learn and experience.Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, “Behold you (Hagar mother of Islam) are with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, (founder of Islam) because God has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man. His hand shall be against every man. And every man’s hand against him. And he, shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” See Genesis 16:11-12. And true to history, Muslims wildness is an uncontrollable global menace.

Then centuries later another historian revealed that it’s all about world domination. Noting, See Galatians 4:30, “Nevertheless what does the scripture say? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar) and her son, (Ishmael) for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman (Sarah). The mother of Isaac creating the earthly lineage to David to Jesus. And eventually, western civilization.

It’s a family feud one easily understand. Ishmael and Isaac have the same father, Abraham. And as such, Muslims contend that Ishmael was the son of promise. But our historian sets the record straight. Recording, “Now we brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But he who was born according to the flesh (Ishmael) then persecuted him, (Isaac) who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.” See Galatians 4:28-29.

There’s a lot more history to learn to fully understand the above. Consider what you have read as a sneak peek into world turmoil. With Islam at the helm for centuries of global turmoil. The primary difference for our time is that Muslim wildness is becoming more aggressive and dangerous.

It could be said that all hell is breaking loose and it is! For the same historian recorded, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” See Ephesians 6:12.

mysteries and secrets of war

He who is the boss is sometimes replaced by one who is the most unlikely replacement. How it works. At will an entity moves across the varied plateaus  of earth. Reeking havoc for some and pleasures for others. That manifestation has endured centuries from the past, and extending itself into the unknown future. It is said that this entity changes the times and guides history. Able to remove the most seemingly invincible of leaders. And then raising up leaders most thought to be the most vincible. Wisdom is given to the unlikely, and knowledge to those who are thought to be ignorant. He reveals to them deep and secret things. The end results is that the darkness is made light and the light darkness. See Daniel 2:21-22.

I will put enmity between Satan and Israel. And between your followers and her followers. Israel will bruise your head, and you shall bruise the heal of Israel. See Genesis 3:15.

The United States could well be the worlds second most hated nation in the world, after Israel. If the United States fails to keep Israel safe, from her overwhelming entourage of enemies. Then God may well release His vengeance against America through the emerging miracle of Islam. Think that’s a joke?  Study what was written above. Then watch carefully for its manifestation. Pay no attention to secular ramblings to the contrary. They are just noise makers trying to camouflage their fears. They know that the last thing they need is rattled public.

It could be said that God has a grudge against Israel and the United States. That grudge has been inflicted upon Israel a number of times. Nevertheless Israel will endure another severe beating before she returns to that Hen forever. Who had promised to take her under Her wings for enduring protection. See Matthew 23:37. This time Israel will not refuse. Ending centuries of suffering for the worlds most punished people.

Which one would think, would have caught the attention of the nations. That’s it not wise to get on the bad side of God. Which is especially true for the United States because she had a spiritual birth, as the bearer of responsibility to make straight a roadless road in the desert as a highway for our God.

God has been merciful to the United States punishing her in ways not noticeable by most. But not seriously enough to put her statehood in danger. That’s about to change for several reasons, but  primarily for not standing with Israel against the Arab/Persian/Muslim world. With the powers of the North and East smelling her vulnerability. Exposing Israel to a global attack designed to completely erase the Jews and their nation from the community of nations forever.

God had provided, the United States, His hammer of the earth. His battle-ax for military purposes with superior weapons against multiple adversaries. Always being miles ahead of her enemies in the development of the newest of weapons to keep evil check mated. But her most powerful weapon is contained in the words of Genesis 12:3, bless Israel, failure was to be cursed said God Almighty. Whose eternal intent was that through Israel, all the families of the earth would be blessed.

The United States has had a glorious history, but not without serious imperfections. Many overcome, but with others needing urgent attention. Like the aforementioned discussion featuring Genesis 3:15. It seems that evil is bruising the heel of Israel’s descendants the United States. As the United States moves further and further from her spiritual responsibilities. And as such, it seems inevitable that the following will be her fate. For thus says the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, “They shall hold  the bow and the lance. They are cruel and shall not show mercy. Their voice shall roar like the sea. They shall ride on horses, set in array like a man for battle. Against you, daughter of Babylon.” Modern day America. See Jeremiah 50:42.

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. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, must insist that peace must be about ways to bless Israel. And President Donald Trump, must use his bully pulpit to reaffirm that message. 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.

different trails

Jesus had made it known that He had had it with Jews. See yesterdays discussion.  So Jesus while entertaining his closest associates, suddenly took some bread, blessed and broke it, and and gave it to them and said, “Take eat; this is My body.” Then He took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to his closest associates. Saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is My blood of a new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins. I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” See Matthew 26:26-29.

His disciples didn’t have the slightest clue as to what Jesus was talking about. As do most today. The breaking of bread and drinking from the cup and a new covenant. It was a complete mystery to them. Jesus was setting the stage for the Christian era. Which returns us to His chronicler named Isaiah, who announced that the Jews were to prepare the way of the LORD; making straight in a roadless desert a highway for our God. See Isaiah 40:3. One way or another that task would have the following impetus. An Angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on earth. To every nation, tribe, tongue and people. See Revelation 14:6. Just how that was to be accomplished by the Jews we do not know. Because for starters they rejected Jesus as their Messiah. And because of that rejection, they also forfeited the instillation of God’s kingdom on earth for them.

Consequently, the world remains a roadless desert; despite her varied appearances that suggest otherwise to most, that it’s not so. The question to be answered, are we Christians within the United States willing to prepare the way for our God. Taking it from the hands of that heavenly angel the everlasting gospel by extending it unconditionally to our global community.

Think within the terms from Isaiah 40:4. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places smooth. Meaning what is Christ honoring symbolized by the valley will be exalted. Tumbling from the mountains and hills everything Christ offensive. With the crookedness of deception no longer able to escape the Christ erasing scrutiny of His determined associates.

Meaning God will end this blemish upon His creation with or without the involvement of Christian America. All humanity will see the glory of the LORD. With its accompanying consequences. See Isaiah 40:5. Stepping up for God has its own special blessings. God would rather that it be that way, as opposed to the consequences for taking the path of the Jews.

Consequences must be understood in terms of righteousness as spelled out through out the Bible. And it play out in catastrophic ways for both the Israel and the Gentile community of nations. No nation, or its people will be exempt from all its accompany consequences for failed acts of righteousness,

Christendom needs to know the varied and complex mixtures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as world forces. Those three religions at this particular time in our history will determine the worlds future. All other history on our world stage is just peripheral history which represents fall out from what’s really going on between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

no and its consequences

In the early first century, Jesus made a prophetic announcement that had been hidden from the world community since the creation of our universe. Among us as a mortal, Jesus no doubt experienced great disappointed that this announcement was necessary. Necessary because the Jews rejected Him as their promised Messiah. Who came to fulfill the promises made to establish the long promised kingdom on earth for them. In which, He and the Jews would rule the known world. If the Jews had accepted His proposal, and the kingdom established. What would the world be like today? We don’t know! Up until the time that Jews said, no deal Jesus! Non-Jews were of little significance to God. From the mouth of Jesus! These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded then saying, “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ ” See Matthew 10:5-7.

Even in disappointment time moves on. As Jesus made this historical announcement. “For I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.’ ” That statement was his personal announcement that He would revisit our planet again sometime in the future. And every thing occurring in between will be of chaotic magnitude.

worlds first christian takes to the world stage

A close associate of Jesus wrote this. “Jesus came to his own and his own received him not.” An unfortunate and horrible declaration for any person or nation to have to bear. Don’t let it be said about you, as a modern day Jew, or Gentile, or for the nation you reside in.

Jesus himself had this reaction to the whole Jewish affair. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that killed the prophets, and stoned them, who were sent to you.” Despite their behavior Jesus pitied them by saying, “How often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! Because of their rejection once again, the double punishment from the ancient chronicler seems to be the repetitive experience of the Jews through out history.
This time Jesus declares, “See your house is left desolate!” There is no greater tragedy for a nation or an individual than to be deserted by God. and every such tragedy has great consequences. And it’s playing out on the world stage today. And even more so for those Jews, who will have to experience Israel once again as a ravaged land.

Possibly most tragic is the forfeiture of their Messianic promised kingdom on this earth. That was the purpose for His birth more than two thousand years ago. The New Testament gospel books of Matthew through John finds the Jews still governed by the Old Testament observations of Judaism. The same for James; 1 and 2 Peter; the three small epistles of John and Jude. The contents of those books are mostly about the Jews, who now realize that Jesus was their promised Messiah. The writer’s audience were alienated from the church age. With the book of Revelation serving as a reviewer, the now and the future.

History moves on with the torch being passed to the Apostle Paul whose conversion experience was announced in a previous discussion and then detailed yesterday. Paul went on to author fifteen books of the New Testament. Starting with the book of Acts and concluding with Hebrews. Those are the books to study because they are written primarily for we Gentiles. That is not to suggest that the rest of the Bible should be discarded. Certainly not! The point being that church age doctrine is primarily contained within Paul’s writings.

In support of Paul writing the Acts of the Church. Peter offers the following. “Consider the long suffering of our Lord is salvation. Even as Paul our beloved brother according to the wisdom given to him has written to you. As in all his epistles, speaking in them of things in which are hard to understand. Those who are irresponsible twist them every which way (church age doctrines) as they do with other scriptures to their own destruction.” See 2 Peter 3:15-16.

Paul assuming the mantel of responsibility for introducing to the world community church age literature. He identified with Esaias, “I was found of them that sought me not. I was made manifest to them that asked not of me.” See Romans 10:20. And then writing about His manifestation recorded the following. “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began. But now made manifest, and by the prophetic scriptures made known to all nations according to the commandment of the everlasting God for obedience to the faith. To God, alone is wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever.” Amen. See Romans 16:25-26.

Settling his auththencity. Paul writes, “For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus 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, as I have briefly written already, by which, when you read, you may 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. Of which I became a minister according to the gift of grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.” See Ephesians 3:1-7.

assignment ananias

On a particular night Ananias got anything but a good nights sleep. Awakened! Given these instructions. Arise, and go to the house were Judas lives. And there with Judas, you’ll find a man named Saul. Now Ananias wasn’t accustomed to challenging instructions received from his newly found source for enlightenment. But this was worth the challenge, so he quipped, “I have heard from many about this man. Who is determined by all means possible to eliminate those of us, who acknowledge You, as our Messiah. And want to be partakers, for helping to bring  about your promised kingdom of earth. And the the authorities in Jerusalem agree with his assessment of us, as being a threat to Judaism. So they have empowered him to arrest us, and bring us back to Jerusalem to face criminal charges.”

Jesus listened patiently, and ordered, “Go for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.” Non Jews up to the time of Saul’s conversion were excluded from God’s kingdom plan. As well, as any redemptive means for sin forgiveness. As directed, Ananias found Saul, and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you traveled to the city. Jesus has sent me that you might receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit,” Placing his hands on Saul’s body and suddenly the scales fell from his eyes. And  immediately, Saul could see.

And soon thereafter, Ananias baptized Saul. After a long absence from eating it was time to chow down. Feeling stronger. Saul  hung around getting acquainted with his fellow Christ followers.

Time goes by so fast. With time being ones biggest assets. You can lose any thing and often one is able to replace it. Not so with time! Though new to the faith, Saul wasted no time. He headed for the nearest synagogues preaching Christ that He is the Son of God.

Such talk shocked the attendees wondering what was going on. His reputation was well known among all who had embraced the ways of Jesus. As the one commissioned to arrest them. And they knew, that if successfully prosecuted, the sentence would be death.

So they decided to strike first, as opposed to being arrested and murdered like Steven. But the plot failed, and he managed to escape their best efforts to kill him. Thinking to himself, why tempt fate. Leaving the city Saul sought solace among other Christ followers. No matter where he went, his reputation as a Jew hater and killer followed him.

Finally, fate took a turn in Saul’s favor. A guy named Barnabas, a well respected Christ follower vouched for the legitimacy of Saul’s newness of life and purpose through Christ. And finally, Saul was welcomed into a movement that was about to change the world.

making a run for it

Ever wonder, who was the first convert to Christianity? It was a Jew hating prosecutor named Saul, who was determined to wipe out this bunch of crazies determined to set aside his Jewish traditions for an unheard of new tradition around their martyr named Jesus.

Here’s how it happened.

Despite his success in wiping out those rebels, who professed the madness of their Christ. While stoning one of them though bloodied, and dying, he still managed to condemn Judaism. Even as he dropped to his knees gasping for his last breath. He begged for the forgiveness of his prosecutors by uttering, “Forgive them Father for they don’t understand what they are doing.” Such defiance made made him realize that he would have to intensify his pursuit of them. So he went to the authorities seeking additional arrest warrants.

Saul, armed with his warrants he heads toward Damascus. Suddenly a light engulfs him. Causing him to fall to the ground, and he heard a loud voice. Saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Asking, “Who are you?” The light answered, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting!” Saul shocked and trembling asked, “What do want me to do?” Jesus responded, “Arise and go to the city and there you’ll be told what you must do.”

As usual a man of Saul’s stature was accompanied by a security detail. They were greatly troubled because they overheard the conversation, but they saw no one. Soon they learned that the bright light had blinded their boss. So they became his eyes, and guided him to Damascus. Having reached the city wondering what would happen. Wondering if he would be turned over to his enemies to be tortured and then murdered. Three days had passed. Inaction stirred his anxiety causing a loss of appetite and thrust.

Next: How it happened. Assignment Ananias.

a guy with a 6 sense

A guy, who lived centuries ago had a sixth sense through which he brought good news to the Jews. He claims to have been told by divine providence to comfort the Jews. Announcing to them that their centuries of persecutions had ended. Divine providence had pardoned her iniquities; for she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

In capsule form humanity fails to accept that there is an ordered design that must be followed, or there will be adverse consequences to be experienced. All the adverse conditions experienced by global citizens is the result of stepping outside that ordered design. From history, the Jews have experienced many ugly consequences for ignoring that ordered design themselves. Those ordered designs are applicable to individuals and nation states.

When divine providence has determined that the debt has been paid. New directives, as part of a never before ordered design takes center stage. And so, it was with the Jews. Our guy with a six sense happens to be one of God’s favorite chronicler’s, whom we know as Isaiah. When divine providence provided Isaiah with a new ordered design, he didn’t understand the directive himself. Because its manifestation would occur sometime in the distant future. Here is that directive for a never before known ordered directive. Which if obeyed would usher in a completely new global paradigm. “The voice of one crying in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”

It was foretold that in the future a man would arrive encouraging the Jews to prepare the way of the Lord. His name was John the Baptist. Here the Jews were given specific instructions. “Prepare the way of the LORD. Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” That statement serves as a map for the future. An upcoming brand new ordered design which would become God’s expectations for the Jews.That statement served as a map for the future. Allowing the Jews to identify with that paradigm because they have had a history of God requiring service from them. But this paradigm would take place in the distant future. When the Jews would be asked to serve the cause of Christ, after embracing Him as their Messianic Savior.

True to form most Jews have rejected Chronicler’s message. By refusing to embrace Jesus as the atonement for their personal and collective sins as a nation. And thus, unable to serve the cause of Jesus.The Gospel of John sums up their reaction this way. “He came to His own, and His own received Him not.

An unfortunate and horrible declaration for any person or nation to have to bear. Don’t let it be said about you, as a modern day Jew or Gentile, or for the nation you reside in. History clearly demonstrates the consequences.

When John the Baptist served as God’s vehicle to fulfill the Chroniclers paradigm switch. The intent was to usher in God’s centuries old promise to establish His kingdom on this earth. Had the Jews picked up the torch to prepare the way of the Lord. By making straight a highway for our God. The world, as we know it would be very different. How different we don’t know. Because God once again has set aside the Jews as His heralded mouth piece. And ushered in the church age to be His mouth piece for driving force for an entirely different paradigm.

How America can regain greatness

The United States, ‘one family of the community of nations’ has consistently congratulated Israel for it’s miraculous victory over Arab Muslims world during its war of 1967. Which also resulted in Israel regaining masterful control over Jerusalem.

That was a time, when the swirling sands of time buried the Arab Muslim world. Because the United States, found itself the recipient of God’s provisions for being blessed. It’s all recorded in, Genesis 12:3, ‘bless Israel and I’ll bless you.’

Think of all the unnecessary money spent for preparing for wars, fighting wars and peripheral stuff. Like government diplomacy for peace and security. Totaling zillions of $$$, all for naught!!! Then we have costly shows of somethingness that amounts to nothingness such as Pope Francis’ pomp and ceremony calling for peace through prayer. By bringing the protagonist together, as one. Designed to rekindle, once again, recently failed U.S. brokered talks between the Jews and Muslims.

And on, and on it goes, when the solution has been provided by the Almighty God of Israel. Here’s the complete formula. Now the LORD had said to Abram, “Get out of your country, from your family and your father’s house. To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great. And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all families of earth shall be blessed,” Genesis 12:1-3.

But God wasn’t finished. The peace formula was expanded. When Abram was ninety nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant  between Me and you and I will multiply you exceedingly.”

Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, “As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

Also I give to you and your descendants  after you in the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God, Genesis 17:1-8.

Birth U.S.A., 1776, as individuals and collectively as a nation. Stand tall and mighty; do not allow politicians to rip away from us and Israel what God has promised. We Americans and Israelis are one. If Israel dies, America dies and so will the world as we know it because it’ll be misery upon more misery.

marvelous place america

The United States, a messianic driven nation is why Israel can depend on it for its full support. With Israeli survival being the center of American 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.That is not to say that those presidents were fully aware of what drove them to support Israel. Often its the way divine providence has chosen to manifest itself within the affairs of humanity.

As does the government of Iran, but from a very different perspective. 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 knew 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 their along 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 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 save 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’s 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?