futurism yours and mine

God has made from one blood every nation of people who dwell upon the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed time, and the boundaries of their dwellings.

So that they should seek the Lord in hope that they might find Him. Though He is not far from of each of us. For in Him, we live and move and have our being.

Therefore, we are the offspring of God. We ought not to think that Divine Nature is like gold, silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.

Truly during times of ignorance God overlooked a lot. (meaning before the church age). But, now commands all people everywhere to repent. Because, He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man, whom He has ordained. He has given assurance to all of this by raising Him from the dead. (cp. Acts 17:26-31).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest available to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridor of issues usually avoided.

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story telling fact or fiction

From high school to college and reaching us today is Theodore Dreiser’s acclaimed novel, “An American Tragedy.” Once recognized by Time magazine as one of the best English languages novels of all time. Is it any wonder, no! Because his 1925 truths, resonate as truth today. Oh yes, the clothing is different, as are many other aspects of his world and ours. But the underlying premise is the same.

As many know, Dreiser wrote about the dark side of the American dream. Where protagonist, Clyde Griffiths, turns his back on his Christian upbringing provided by his parents. Seeking a life not guided by Christian principles. And that is the crux of our modern day, “American Tragedy.”

A nation of people becoming more inclined to shy away from a life guided by Christian principles. Becoming eager to seek the American dream from the dark side. With the dark side becoming darker and darker. The dark side gets its credence through intellectualizing and then behaving in ways forbidden by legal jurisprudence.

It’s becoming more and more tasteless by Americans that the American dream must be pursued by Christian values. Because the Christ of Christianity, puts restrictions on ones innate cravings. That violate His holy writ, which is unwavering in its demands of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Concerned about your inner cravings? Doesn’t matter what they are because approval or disapproval is found in God’s holy writ, the Bible. From marriage, child rearing to complicated issues of darkness, as seen through the lens of the GLBTQ community. Including abortions, business, friendships, community service and war. Including everything between A-Z.

Here’s a little known nugget of information. Bisexuality had its origins with Adam. Within Adam dwelt Eve, who had not yet been born. Some are sensitive to that phenomenon than others. If truth surfaced, everyone experiences that awareness. But are able to shake it off, as nonsense. While for others the phenomenon is so strong that they have to respond to it. Shared because early my ministerial career the issue surfaced.

A clergy person, who also had a doctorate in psychology. Referred a man to me, who was attracted sexually only to men. He had a masters degree in education and taught art. He was married, and his female wife, also had a masters degree in education and taught in the same school. She married him knowing all about his drive for wanting a male lover. She loved him, and thought together they could overcome his same sex desires. One day she called me informing me that her husband had committed suicide.

There isn’t a day that that whole situation isn’t relived. That’s what prompted me to look for an answer. And, I found it the aforementioned Adam and Eve sexual analogy. Perhaps had it been shared with him, it might have rescued him, and prevented a suicide.

There’s a lot more to it than just intellectualizing the Adam and Eve analogy. Deliverance arrives by praying that intellectualized process over the seeker wanting deliverance. It occurs this way, “Now he who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (cp. Romans 8:27). Other verses prayed are Romans 8:25-26; Hebrews 11:1;6. All this is difficult to explain because one has to move outside the intellectual and into the realm of the pure which is the spiritual.

Indeed Dreiser’s, “American Tragedy,” of his time and ours is that our tragedies are far more visible, but absent any piercing controversy.

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truth makers

It has been said that our greatest enemy is ones self. And so it seems to be, considering the following. The earth is under siege from an exterior attack called global warming. Which according to the scientific community unless that siege is reversed life on this planet will become inhabitable. They say the evidence is refutable, nevertheless, even if the science is rejected. Observation should be convincing enough to extinguish that enemy within one that denies reality.

Here are two irrefutable realities that are mostly rejected. “For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (cp. Romans 1:20). And, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (cp. Psalms 139:14).

So explicit are they, that if anyone gives thoughtful consideration of them. There truths could not be denied. Acceptance of them from an experiential perspective would change ones life. And once that occurs Christianity becomes more than a religion. What’s really wrong with the world is that there are to many religionist and not enough Christ souldiers.

Denial of the citations from Psalms and Romans is far worse than the siege of an inhabitable earth through global warming. Because what’s God made is endurable, as opposed to the shenanigans of humans which always leads to destruction.

What is eternally endurable is called the gospel of grace. It is as follows, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jews and Gentiles, for the same Lord over all is rich to all whom call upon Him. For whoever calls upon Him, shall be saved.” (cp. Romans 10:9-13).

This Padre duly ordained, also with a degree in political science is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organised groups within the American society. Right through to the many denominations that dot the American landscape.

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difference maker

As discuss yesterday, this Padre is as far away as possible from organized religion. Then one might wonder, why have any association with Christendom?

That question is best answered by reading yesterdays discussion. Just because some apples from a purchased bushel of apples have rotted. That doesn’t mean that the entire bushel is absent a few good apples.

So it is within, the institutions of Christendom. And that may well be a good omen for society, because often it’s the few that make the difference, when destiny hangs in the balance.

So in the end, if you are one of us, then perhaps we can become partners in collaboration towards a common goal of resupplying Christendom with fruit that honors Jesus Christ. The only hope for a world being over run with rottenness.

And if you are not one of us collaborators, then perhaps you’ll consider joining us.

Here’s an interesting scripture, “I was found by them, who sought Me not, and I was manifested to them that asked not of Me. (cp. Romans 10:20). Paul was quoting an Old Testament writer, who perhaps. was like himself a hater, and persecutor of those with any alliance to God.

From experience it seems that people raised within traditional Christendom are the most lethargic, when it comes to walking the Christ walk. Or they swing to the opposite extreme twisting scriptures to mean something incoherent with church age doctrines. It’s difficult to understand, why that seems to be so prevalent through out Christendom.

Than conversely the Paul’s take their Christ experience seriously, and study the scriptures in order to exalt their victoriously risen Christ.

Who accomplished the following, “Knowing this that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. For he who has died is freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. Knowing that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God.” (cp. Romans 6:6-10).

It’s an experienced that can’t be learned. When Christ enters ones life, there’s an inner compelling drive to live ones life for God.

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asking is dangerous

Many pray, and say, “Lord your will be done on earth as in heaven.” BINGO! You just might have talked your way into filling shoes you may not want to fill. So, be careful of what you ask, said Jesus. As for this padre, he hopes you will ask because we need you.

Jesus was talking to two of his followers, James and John. They said, “Teacher we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” Jesus replied, “What do you want me to do for you.” They answered, “Grant us that we may sit, one on your right hand and the other on your left in your glory.” Jesus answered them, Note carefully, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” Texts Mark 10:35-38.

The qualifying question then, and reaching us today. Is whether or not the followers of Christ are up to being immersed in the baptism of Christ? Baptism is the commitment to change the world. To be able to drink the cup of Christ. Means exhausting work lies ahead for those in the service of Christ. It will make you thirsty. With no guarantee that the thirst will be quenched. From the cross Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” Then Jesus said, “It is finished.” Text John 19:30.

Do we, modern day Christ followers have the stamina to really be finishers for Christ? That may well end in the loss of ones life? Or, are we more interested in respectability? As the suggested by the question put to Jesus. What the world needs is for more Christians to take upon themselves the deeper meaning of  baptism. Christ came into the world to change it, and that’s what baptism represents. And to drink from the cup He drank from, as taught through the symbolism of holy communion.

An immense challenge lies ahead as America hangs in the balance of teetering into oblivion, as the standard bearer of decency. We are in this mess because the church has lost its respectability. It has become a immersed in politics and self serving empires. More concerned with the perspectives of James and John than being world changers for Christ.

This padre sees  no chance for change. Instead the converse will occur. Meaning the church will become more of the problem than the solution. As this age, moves forward to conclusion. There will be a very different tomorrow.

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a lifestyle worth having

With skills of alertness ways to navigate the day.

They, who are slow to anger are better than the mighty. And they, who rule their spirits than those, who take a city, Proverbs 16:33.

Whoever guards their mouth, and tongue keeps their souls from troubles, Proverbs 21:23.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful, Proverbs 27:6.

Some might conclude common sense making them easy to apply. Numerous times, one suspects people have tripped over themselves having fallen victim to the converse of the aforementioned three principles. Realizing that common sense wasn’t sufficient. Concluding greater determination is all that is needed. After repeated pit falls, concluding that’s me. However, sticking ones foot in ones mouth repeatedly can have serious consequences. With the reader being very capable of numerating the consequences. If not for self, for certain for others.

The Bible is a self help book loaded with all kinds of necessary and useful information. Like why, Trump could very well be the beast of Revelation 13:1-4. Most likely not, but trump sure resembles the characteristics of that gruesome creature. At any rate, this Padre is available to discuss the attributes of Trump and the beast. And maybe, Trump after all, is the Dragon’s man! Any topic is open for discussion just go to the Contact Us link to make arrangements.

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trip down memory lane

A group of people tagged Pilgrims embarked upon a treacherous journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Misery over came these ocean travelers to exhaustion. Forcing an unquenchable urge to return to European country they were fleeing.

But one of them, determined not to give up shared with them a crazy idea. Telling them that they were destined to build a nation. That they would become renowned for their unique ability to overcome all odds of survival, and survive!

The motivator used phrases like you’ll become the light of the world. Becoming a nation state on a hill that can’t be hidden. An encouraging light to the whole world that can’t be hidden. So great will be your pride that it will be impossible for anyone to snuff out your light by any means. Not even by the most nefarious means. And they regained their confidence, and successfully crossed the treacherous seas of the Atlantic Ocean.

That one of them was the, Reverend John Winthrop, founder of the first American colony on the soil of Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.

It didn’t take long for the colonist of Plymouth Rock despite many obstacles to remember the source of their survival and success. So in less than a year, they observed their first thanksgiving. Setting aside the day for festivities which included prayer, plenty of tasty foods and the best of company which included the indigenous people of that land.

A City on a Hill became an American icon held sacred for centuries by Americans, but not anymore by growing numbers. And America, is beginning to experience life as a nation out from under that divinely mantra of a City on a Hill. When cherished, as such, Americans knew it was their cornerstone for national freedom. Which fostered its prosperity, and military might.

Now, for many reasons, that cornerstone is being crushed. And our beloved nation is within the grasp of treacherous stages of crumbling.

It was said that the festivities lasted three days. Believing that family, friends, and the abundance of food was no accident. But indeed, gifts from the Almighty,

Hoax or not! Is all this God stuff for real or not. Without question, there is ample to suggest that the not’s win. Such a shame! Allow this Padre to take you on a journey to prove otherwise. It’s we mortals, whose agendas are screwed up, and thus nullifying the realness of the Almighty. Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Casual living conversations really work well. But so, do other forums where people can gather. Sometimes the removal of casualness creates an atmosphere formality. So other forums can work just as well. It’s all about attitude.

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authenticity Bible proven

If anyone doubts the authenticity of the Bible, this discussion will provide the proof needed to erase, any and, all doubts. It started with the Jews, whereby, God provided clear instructions for prosperity and safety. Prosperity and safety for ever were laid down in eleven verses. With clear understandable directives found in, Leviticus 26: 3-13. All the Jews had to do was to adopt them. and live the life of obedience. But, a walk contrary of disobedience had consequences, as presented in Leviticus 26:14-20. Then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins, Leviticus 26:18;21-22.

The Jews walked the way contrary to God’s edicts. And so God walked contrary to them and the table of plenty became the table emptiness.

Now the time table to, 14 May 1948.

So God summoned Ezekiel saying, “Lie also on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it. According to the number of the days that you lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity. For I have laid on you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days; so you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when you have completed them, lie again on your right side; then you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days. I have laid on you a day for each year,” Ezekiel 4:4-6.

The math to, 14 May 1948 – 390+40=430 days. God had decreed the Jews a total of 430 years of punishment because of their sins against him. The Jews where conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar and kept in captivity for 70 years.

Jeremiah provides for us this scripted history. Saying, “And this whole land shall be an desolation and an astonishment, and these nations (house of Israel and Judah) shall serve the king of Babylon seventy.” Jeremiah 25:11.

“Then it will come pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the LORD; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation,'” Jeremiah 25:12.

And so it occurred, we learned form a previous discussion, Cyrus, king of Persia issued a proclamation freeing the Jews in 538 B.C. It’s from that date that we begin our calculations. Coordinating them the other scriptures cited. Thus 430-70=360 years.

Using the Hebrew calendar of 360 days per year, we get, 360×7=2520 years or 907,200 days. Using our 365 day calendar for a year and we take the 907,200 figure and divide it by 365, it equals 2485.4794 years, or 2485.5 years. So we take the 2485.5 figure and subtract the year of Cyrus king of Persia proclamation in 538 BC, we get the year 1947.5 which is not 1948. So the year 1947.5, is referred to as 1948.5. However the discrepancy occurs because there is no zero year. So it works out this way, May is the fifth month and the nation of Israel came into existence again on the 14th. day of 1948.

Ezekiel! Say to them! “Thus says the Lord, surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring into their own land, Ezekiel 37:21.

And I will make them one nation in the land of the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into kingdoms again,” Ezekiel 37:22.

And so it became, as Israel has had twelve kings to date rule over them. Then a new king took control of the youthful nation. Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, 14 May 1948-26 January 1954.

Unfortunately, despite all that provable history for prosperity and safety human instinct will prevail, and it will cause Israel to be be vexed by God again.

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magnificent indeed

Every 90 days a new river of blood is built into our bodies. Its our bloodstream  our fountain of life. From our blood stream our cells are made nourished and maintained. From the food we eat, the liquids we drink and the air we breath. Every eleven months we have a new set of billions of miraculous body cells and the process continues and repeats itself through out our life cycle. The miracle continues through a cycle of two years with a new set of bones and hard tissue.

All coordinated by the following words. What, do you not know that your body is the temple of Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God. And, you are not your own? See 1 Corinthians 6:19.

Causing the spiritually aware to join one histories greatest men, the Apostle Paul. Who wrote, and we follow by being mindfully aware of the following. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works, and that my soul (human psychic) knows very well. See Psalms 139:14. For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made. Even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. See Romans 1:20.  Meaning the human body is God’s creation. And regardless of any naysayers, there is no acceptable excuse for denial.

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how dead r the dead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be continued tomorrow.

what is going on in heaven strange happenings

Then the temple of God was opened, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake and great hail. See Revelation 11:19.

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b careful of what u say cas it might haunt u

Then Sarah said, get rid of Muslims. because Ishmael will not be heir with my son Isaac. See Genesis 21:10. Then God chimed in, and what He said, slammed the door on Ishmael the father of Islam, as being Abraham’s heir. See Genesis 21:11-12.

God told Abraham that through him a great nation would come into existence. And because of that occurrence, he would have global name recognition. Giving him a respectable status globally. With the people of the world community being either prosperous or poverty stricken. It all depended on how they responded to his elevated stature. See Genesis 12:2-3. Later God told Abraham that the lands making up this new nation of Israel would be passed on this descendants. See Genesis 12:7.

We are told that Abraham was seventy years old when he was informed of his good fortune. See Genesis 12:4. Before his descendants could inherit his good fortune, He’d need a male heir. His wife understanding the significance of their childless dilemma. Used her own ingenuity to solve their childless dilemma.

So lets eavesdrop on another conversation between God and Abraham. Abraham was informed by God that his wife would now be known as Sarah. Why the name change, we don’t know with certainty, so we are left to speculate. It may be symbolic representing a second chance to make things right. Sarai was the woman who encouraged her husband Abraham to copulate with their maid, Hagar. Which resulted in a pregnancy, and the birth of Ishmael who wasn’t the child God promise him.

The conversation between God and Abraham went this way, “I will bless her and give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be the mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.” Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed. And said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety bear a child?’ See Genesis 17:16-17.

Then Abraham in his arrogance said to God. “Oh, that Ishmael may live before you!” See Genesis 17:18. And God replied, “NO!” “Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac. I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.” See Genesis 17:19.

All those covenant promised made to Abraham were shifted to Isaac. In other words Abraham was shelved because of His constant belligerents. That should be a lesson well learned not only with our relationship with Jesus but with others. Because what we say in our hearts or verbally could hurts us.

Here are the consequences for Abraham’s arrogance and belligerents. “As far as Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.” See Genesis 17:20.

And those princes, the descendants of Ishmael, to Muhammad the revered prophet of all Muslims feel they have been cheated. Because Abraham wanted Ishmael to be his rightful heir. And world chaos seen through Islamic terror represents their determinations to correct a wrong. It’s the reason why Arab/Muslim states are determined to destroy Israel. To most in the Arab/Muslim world, Israel stole their birthright.

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perilous times

The nations military during these perilous times is on constant high alert to protect the homeland from foreign invaders. Quickly coming to mind some might wonder, if North Korea might carry out its threat to missile attack the United States with or without nuclear warheads. Should that occur, North Korea would be obliterated from the world map.

As problematic as that scenario is, it’s minor compared to threats posed by China and Russia to American homeland security. Because, they have weapons that makes conventional warfare almost obsolete. All based around the jargon of AI or artificial intelligence. Giving such nations the ability to electronically pulsate America to its death. AI allows the possessors to attack from outer space, on land or from the depth of the seas.

All of which doesn’t leave the United States immune from nuclear attacks. It’s just more messy which is what was learned when the United States nuked Japan.

Warfare has changed.

Allowing the United States to suffer a nuclear attack from within its continental borders. Launched by the warriors of Muhammad the children of Ishmael. Whom the Apostle Paul warned the early church to eliminate. Saying, “Nevertheless what does the scripture say? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar mother of Islam) and her son, (Ishmael) for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.” See Galatians 4:30.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana. Muslims are not the friends of any non-Muslims. Failure to understand that will have the consequences of Santayana’s condemnation.

What’s occurring on the world scene is a struggle between freedom and totalitarianism. Most understand that China, North Korea and China are totalitarianism regimes. As are all nations absent the influence of a Judeo-Christian foundation.

Contrary to popular understanding it’s not just the lack of knowledge about secular history that condemns us. It’s the growing unawareness of our Judeo-Christian history that will ultimately will condemn the United States.

It’s the struggle between the two sons of Abraham Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael was Abraham’s first son. Abraham, and Sarah had hoped that Ishmael would become the male heir they desired. Abraham was so pleased with the birth of Ishmael that he declared before God, “Oh, that Ishmael may live before You.” But God responded, “No Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you will call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and his descendants after him.” See Genesis 17:18-19. And, our Christian ancestry is traced from Isaac through David to Jesus.

Paul refers to Ishmael as the son of the flesh and not the son of promise which was Isaac. Muslims refuse to accept that Ishmael isn’t God’s rightful heir for the establishing God’s sovereign rule through out the world.

This has been the historical record of Islam’s pursuit to be the people of promise. “Now we brethren, as Isaac was are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.” See Galatians 4:28-29. That’s why Paul encourages Christendom to exit Muslims from their communities. As the aforementioned scripture of, Galatians 4:30, so eloquently admonishes us to do.

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trend carefully

Truly the light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun; but if a man lives many years and rejoices in them all, yet let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. All that is coming is vanity.

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity. See Ecclesiastes 11:7-10.

souring gas prices

Newswires are warning we consumers to expect gas prices to continue to rise. Advising best time to buy gas is on Monday. Gas prices could rise to $5 a gallon.

So why is happening? According to the gasoline producing industry its occurring because of the lack of enthanol. And enthanol is a renewal fuel made from corn and other plant based substances. They are not available now because of weird weather systems that have flooded the farm lands of America. Without enough interruption to allow the water to evaporated or drain into reservoirs. The nations great rivers have been over burden resulting in standing waters on farm lands.

Reeking havoc for farmers and all of us between them and our gas stations.

It’s a hoax! Perpetuated upon the public by corporate conglomerates associated with gasoline manufacturers. Enthanol is not a absolute ingredient necessary for the manufacturing of gasoline.

The tuning up of gasoline manufacturing facilities from winter to summer conditions. May require a small hike for the purchase of gasoline, but not several dollars per gallon. Dumping that concept into the bucket of another hoax.

What’s really at play is capitalism’s death grip upon consumers. Which has also convinced the public that it’s all about the mysterious hand of God driving the market place. Interpreted to mean prices are determined by available supply and demand.

To make matters worse 99.99 % of American churches buy into such nonsense. So this Padre checked in his credentials and went elsewhere.

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Netanyahu destinies shadow

Controversy always explodes when the natural collides with the supernatural. What needs to be understood is that the supernatural was first and the natural second. Making the natural subservient to the natural.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised that the West Bank which Israel captured in a defensive war against the Arab Muslim onslaught to eliminate the Jews from the face of the earth.

Israel accomplished the seemingly impossible during their six day war by being outnumbered by 60 – 1.

Up until now, Israel has just occupied the territorial space of the West Bank. Now the land of the West Bank will be grafted in and made part of the sovereign nation of Israel.

The Palestinian leadership has declared that such a move by Israel would forever eliminate any enduring peace between the Palestinians, and Israel for a two state solution.

So why would Netanyahu undertake such a bold and reckless move? Knowing that the entire Arab Muslim world would roar its opposition by every legal authority available to them. Having perfect assurance, that if the Prime Minister is re-elected and executes his declaration. Global condemnation will haunt him and his beloved nation. It would appear to be a no win proposition for Israel.

Netanyahu is severing as God’s instrument for executing His promises to the Jewish people centuries ago. For its recorded, “And I will establish My covenant between Me 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, the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession. And, I will be their God.” See Genesis 17:7-8.

The land of Canaan encompasses  a large swath of land still to become a part of Israel. It represents the possibility of extending itself into some or all of Turkey to the North. From the East to the West, all of Syria reaching into Iraq, Jordan and Kawait. Perhaps even all the land that represent those nation states. Reaching Southward to include some, or maybe, all of modern day Egypt.

Aftermath: “Behold! In the day of the LORD is coming, and your spoil will be gathered in your midst. For I will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city will be taken, the houses rifled, and the woman ravished, half of the city will be taken into captivity. But the remaining of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” See Zechariah 14:1-2.

Conclusion: “Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. See Zechariah 14:3. “And it will happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces. Though all nations gather against it.” See Zechariah 12:3.

When its all done: “And in that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives …. And the LORD shall be King over all the earth.” See Zechariah 14:4a; 9a.

High drama of terrible times are reaching towards we earthlings. Fortunately, for those of us, who have experienced His grace, as set forth in, Romans 10:9-10. We’ll not experience those times. But, we’ll have a future with Jesus on this earth.

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ouch

Don’t understand, why so many think climate change is leftest democratic hoax. As food prices soar because farmers can’t plant their crops because of flooded fields year after year. With coastal communities building walls to hold back rising water levels. Raising road heights, as much, as two feet to hinder flooding. Strengthening building codes in anticipation of stronger storms.  Wonder what it’ll take before realization occurs that its not a hoax? Maybe when, a deadly pestilence strikes family and friends.

Get bitten, get sick because climate change is a developing another menace. That’ll bring mosquito borne diseases once limited to the tropics to your city.

PBS Newshour reports that Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are two species of mosquitoes known to carry and transmit potentially deadly viruses like yellow fever and Zika. Those mosquitoes become more deadly because they bite and leap to bite another victim.

What do those mosquitoes need to move you city and thrive. Nothing more than rising temperatures which climatologist keep telling us is and has been occurring.

Who are those naysayers, who deny the reality of climate change? Mostly conservative protestant evangelical religionist, racist ideologies and conservative republicans. Who produced the nations most deadly mosquito in American history, donald j trump, to be their pestilence for the ruination of America.

So now, we have to combat not only devastating weather patterns, deadly insects and a collection of looney tunes, who insist its all a conspiracy.

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smarts & trump

Thomas Edison said, “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty five percent would rather die than think.”

Helps explain trumps ascendancy from hell to the peoples house because thinking people wouldn’t have voted for trump!

a wily subterfuge

Hate for the Jews is intensifying! And that hate will eventually be focused on Jerusalem. Significant armies, of the world community will attack Jerusalem. Maybe led by the once again revived Roman Empire, a future ten state modern day European Union. Perhaps led by an Assyrian king from Germany. Done in conjunction with the Muslim Arab world. And an unlikely federation of nations from Russia, China and Iran. Mission obliterate the Jews as a people, and the state of Israel from the face of the world.

The Christian West once a powerful federation of states in itself will have disintegrated into the rubbish of nothingness. Perhaps by Daesh, the unstoppable armies of Muhammad for the glory of Allah. The United States will be on its way, or had already been obliterated from the world scene.

Russian hacking into our computer systems to influence elections is a ruse. A wily subterfuge but with some merit. What’s really going on is their experimental probing to eventually disable all our electronic communications systems for operative infrastructure survivability.

Using for the first time drone driven submarines to launch nuclear weapons at targeted targets. Making the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor, 07 December look like child’s play.

Meanwhile, Daesh is in the United States, emerging from their many Trojan Horses, better known as masques. Hunting down, and beheading members of the U.S. Congress. The President and his cabinet has been beheaded in public. Along with all Supreme Court justices.

American clergy were ignored in the hunt because they were rated as irrelevant as a body to be concerned with. Except for rabbis whose throats they cut, as mockery to their God. And all And as many Jews, as possible regardless of gender or age. Daseh celebrated their accomplishments of completing what Nazism failed at. A world free of that Jewish scourge once and forever.

The U.S citizenry will have been so completely terrorized that there isn’t any will to resist. With many converting to Islam mostly from the ranks of evangelical Christendom. A force that Muslims knew were more mouth than action. They had come to that realization from their advanced campaigns through out Christian Europe.

So a God in disgust, for the lack of respect. Angry that people would substitute themselves in place of Him. Responded, “I am the LORD, that is My name. I will not give My glory to another.” See Isaiah 42:8. And will return the disrespect as follows, “Behold the LORD makes the world empty and makes it a place of waste. Distorting its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants.

And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant; so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor. The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered. For the LORD has spoken this word. See Isaiah 24:1-3.

A prelude to this, “For the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” See 2 Peter 3:10.

In the meanwhile, “Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness?” 2 Peter 3:11. Holy conduct and godliness have been known to change the order of things. God had decided to end human existence because of a lack of holy conduct and godliness. But He found a man after His own heart, named Noah. And gave humanity, a second chance. See Genesis 6:8;13;7:1.

Wonder if there are enough of us able to be found like Noah? And maybe, just maybe, God might spare the United States. And the world through the United States might be rescued again.

a buggy ride worth taking

When the hoof hits it the ground, the buggy gets going. The Christ buggy never got going because what is to follow wasn’t for you or me. Instead what is to follow implements those instructions given by Jesus. Experiencing failure don’t be discouraged, or think that you have proof that this Jesus stuff is misleading, thus hypocritical.

We find Jesus saying, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also, and greater works than these he will do because I go to the Father.” And, “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” See John 14:12-14.

Concerning verses thirteen and fourteen. Succinctly, Jesus said it to his disciples in preparation for the His kingdom on this earth. When the Jews rejected Jesus, the Father prepared for a new age, our age. Forfeited also was that all inclusive, “Ask anything of me and I will do it.” Creating lots of disillusionment through out Christendom.

What was not covered was the Christ statement concerning works. Jesus did grant His disciples or apostles miracle working wonders. It’s recorded in Acts 2:43 in this manner, “Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.”

Here is one of them. It’s nine in the morning, and time to head to the temple for morning prayers. As they approached the temple a certain man crippled from birth was being carried, and placed at the temple entrance. He was there every day begging for money.

As Peter, and John were about to enter the temple he begged for money. Both men looked directly at him with Peter saying, “Look at us.” The crippled man focused his sight upon them expecting a handout. But instead of offering a handout, Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I’ll give to you. Authoritatively Peter commanded, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

With compassion, Peter took him by the right hand and lifted him up. And immediately, his feet and ankle bones received strength. Being able to stand he started leaping. Able now to walk he entered the temple with them. Creating quite a raucous as he continued to walk and leap while praising God. See Acts 3:1-8.

Because healing wonders were not all inclusive like the Jesus phrase, “Ask anything of Me and I will do it.” Healing can occur today but is not a gift randomly made available.