a different america

From the Mayflower Compact this how it has played out. After more than two months of treacherous travel across turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean, their bravery paid off. They knew why they fled Europe, and what they wanted for a future. Launching a Republic form of government which had the following as its foundation. Which was the creation of political awareness for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.

America has had many patriotic Americans. People whose deeds, and courage are forever indelibly written in the memory of the nation. Because in their own ways, and some of the time in most unconventional ways their deeds gave glory to God. Always advancing the edicts of our Christian faith, as found through out our biblical scriptures.

One such person was Patrick Henry, who while addressing the Virginia convention on, 23 March 1775 said, “The battle sir is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” America in all of its struggles, until modern times has always faced uphill struggles before becoming victorious.

The delineator’s of the nations Patrick Henry’s seemed to have an innate awareness and belief in the following. “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 that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do My pleasure.'” See Isaiah 46:10. Such a verse gives credence to statements to Henry like statements through out American history.

Now fast forward for some excerpts from a twentieth century presidential prayer to a nation at war. Addressing a nation wide audience. “My Fellow Americans … And so, in this poignant hour I ask you to join me in prayer. Almighty God, our sons pride of the nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give them strength to their arms, stoutness to their faith.

They will need Thy Blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy, is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.”

Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because  the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in continuance prayer. As we rise each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayers be on our lips, invoking Thy help in our efforts.”

Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 6, 1944.

America has lost the fervor of those days. And is suffering the consequences, and they will intensify. For it is recorded, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” See Galatians 6:7. And in particular, the topics addressed yesterday.

Echos from the centuries

Today, and everyday, we should commemorate these words. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up his spirit. (Scriptural text John 19:30).

Centuries ago, on the day of His cruel murder some astonishing events occurred. As Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from from top to bottom. So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the son of God!” (Scriptural texts:Mark 15:37-39).

Just prior to His death, this is recorded, Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. (Scriptural text:Matthew 27:45). Perhaps as the Father in mourning, recalling events set in motion centuries ago. Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? (Scriptural text:Isaiah 53:1).

For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground.

He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.

He is despised and rejected by men. A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him. He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has born our griefs. And carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned, every one, to his own way. And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

And they made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich, in His death. Because He had 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 made His soul an offering for sin. He shall see His seed. He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

He shall see the labor of His soul and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many. For He shall bear their iniquities. (Scriptural texts Isaiah 53:2-11).

Now here we are commemorating all those occurrences with God in His mercy advocating the following. Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, who passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who can not sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Scriptural texts Hebrews 4:14-16).

Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things He suffered. (Scriptural text Hebrews 5:8).

To him that overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 3:21-22).

Powerful stuff for world changers from our crucified Christ.

Dreams to live hope to give

The previous day was a very busy day for Jesus. In total, Jesus used fifteen different stories to illustrate His various doctrines. This padre touched upon one of them by discussing the story of the landowner. So here is another one, and it’s important because there Jesus clearly draws the line. Making it very clear, concerning some of what he expects Christians to accomplish. It is referred to as the parable of the sheep and the goats. For discussion purposes it can be tagged as, dreams to live and hope to give.

It is significant for reasons other than Christian service to the community. It is the last time that Jesus would visit the temple. Soon thereafter, the Hebrew law would be set aside, and the age of grace would be offered to the world community. For years, I have been very fond of an acronym for grace. It is the featured story of Holy Week, but one would never think so with the emphasis on new clothes, colored eggs, and chocolate bunnies. A disgrace to the holiness of Holy Week. The acronym is as follows. for “g” God, “r” Riches, “a” At, “c” Christ, “e” Expense.” The central message of Holy Week but not the only message of importance.

The known world at the time of Christ was to experience the most phenomenal event in world history. The ushering in and the establishment of Christianity. Only to be followed by yet another phenomenal event. Recorded in Revelation 19:15, “He will smite the nations ruling them with a rod of iron.” With the grand climax occurring as pronounced in Matthew 25:34. “….Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” That folks is the complete history of Holy Week and the age of grace. It’s what we Christ followers have to look forward to, when we walk the talk and when necessary pay the price. Perhaps to experience contempt, prosecutions, jail and even death.

What we do not know, when will Jesus will end the madness, of and, between the nations? And when will the blessed of His Father, inherit the promised kingdom? What we do know is that turbulent times will come into existence. Sometime during the later part of the age of the church. Making it virtually impossible for rational states to exist and govern from a perspective of sanity. Mainly because the multiple swirling of catastrophic events by ISSI. Including diseases, unemployment, hunger and water shortages. With unprecedented powerful earthquakes hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and droughts because of global warming. Forcing Christ to intervene, and later to usher in His kingdom.

The last message Jesus delivered at the temple set the standard for Christian behavior. Jesus said that failure to preform this duty would have serious consequences. So adamant was Jesus that he promised to someday gather the people of all nations to a summit at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. In Matthew 25:32, Jesus compared this summit as a division between sheep and goats. There they would have to give an account for their successes or failures. The sheep are the righteous for they honored their Christian responsibility while the goats failed. The reward the sheep experience is recorded in Matthew 25:34. With the King saying to the sheep. “Come you, blessed of My father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Why? “Hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick, imprisoned, and you provided for my temporal needs,” verses 35-36. They asked, “When did we do this?” verses 37-39, Jesus answered, “… inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me,” verse 40. This discussion should be read in conjunction with yesterday’s discussion, “The economics of Holy Week.”

The experience of the goats is recorded in verses 41-46. They wanted to know from Jesus when had they failed. Jesus simply answered. Failure to provide for the temporal needs of the people is the same as not doing it to me. The goats will go away into everlasting punishment. While the sheep, experience life eternal.

Envision our Christ like responsibility as a series of visions to enact. Meaning to pattern life after His and with hope to give by offering Christ like solutions. For all Christians it should encompass our lives daily. One person at a time and one issue at a time. Done without a lot of noise or notice. Especially, with issues, which usually represented projects of some sort of controversy.

The Christ reference to “imprisonment,” verse 36, has caused this padre to speculate on what was meant by that expression. Concluding that those behind bars should be visited. But the deeper metaphorical meaning is represented by people, imprisoned by life’s cruel circumstances, verse 40. Some self inflicted and others by circumstances beyond their control.

As Christ followers, we should look for opportunities to offer hope. Remember, hope to give. Done with no noise or notice just hope from those with dreams to live. The point being that it is something all Christ followers can do. Few of us can change the world, but all of us can help a little.

This day in the life of Jesus moves on with it being a day of teaching. Making it a rather peaceful day for Jesus. But, not for the religious leaders. One can only imagine how Jesus upset them. Talking about setting aside their law dating back thousands of years. This talk about everlasting life or eternal punishment. Jesus claiming foreknowledge of his death. But the death would only be temporary because of his resurrection, ascension to to be with his Father, later to return and establish a kingdom on earth.

Wow! they must have concluded this is the talk of a crazy man who is becoming more dangerous to the existing establishment. They must have thought, if this continues there may well be a revolution. A successful revolution was possible they thought. Because more, and more people were siding with Jesus. What to do, they wondered. With the high priest Caiaphas presiding they concluded that they would have to capture Jesus by surprise and kill him, Matthew 26:2-4. But they would have to over come a major hurdle because it was nearing passover. And they did not want to further enrage the people. They would need assistance, and the assistance they would receive would came from the inside. One by betrayal and the other by denial which in itself is picturesque. Meaning his sheep with dreams to live and hope to give can expect adversity to strike from the unexpected.

People are needed especially those who want want to change the world the Christ way. In the previous discussions it was suggested that it could be accomplished by up setting the apple cart. Implementing the duality of Matthew 21:41,… destroy those wicked men and create a new vineyard where economic justice is a justice of the work force. For this discussion changing the world the Christ way is offering dreams to live and hope to give. All in accordance with Matthew 25:37-40.

Netanyahu to the World Community

“Peace was always the desire of our people. Our prophets had a vision, we greet each other with peace, our prayers end with the world peace,” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.

But there will be no peace for the Israelis or the world community. Because Muslims, by their very genetic code are incapable of allowing peace. And because, we have this from our scriptures, “… behold you are with child, and shall bear a son and shall call his name Ishmael …,” Genesis 16:11. It’s from Ishmael that Muslims trace their lineage, all the way back to their very beginnings. In verse 12, we discover his ancestral traits to be passed on from one generation to the next. Where it is recorded, “And he shall be a wild man; his hand will (war) be against every man, and every man’s hand (war) against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren (globally).” (emphasis this writer)

Today the Islamic world represents the most imminent threat to global insecurity which will grow like an incurable cancer. Unless the world community, specifically the United States wakes up to save itself from this Islamic menace. But that will not happen because the United States sees al-Queda as being separate from every Muslim community. The United States killed bin Laden but nothing has changed since his death. And, made a big deal of it. Not because al-Queda has another Islamist to step up and fill the void. But because it’s co-signed, to each Muslim according to their military book of operations, the Qur’an. From the Qur’an: “The believers should not make the believers their allies rather than other believers. Anyone who does such a thing will isolate himself from God,” Book 3:28. And from that admonishment came ISSI. And every lone wolf, who steps up to slaughter non-Muslims.

In the United States, the Christian community have many enemies. One being the government because it’s absent the influence of the church. A phenomenon that has been developing over time and will get worse. As most close observers, of scriptural history know. With yet another formidable foe with designs upon replacing America’s Judeo-Christian culture, philosophy and jurisprudence with that of the Islamic tradition. And that threat repeats itself, and gets stronger every time a new military fortress (mosque) is established upon the holy soil of Manasseh. The son of Joesph, from whose ancestry gave birth to the United States. Which we trace back to our God our creator, who said, “… I am the LORD, and there is none else,” Isaiah 45:18.

America is at a crossroad of an uncharted route. At this particular time in our history, it will be religion that will determine humanities destiny. And not the power players history has been accustomed to from Emperors, Kings, Dictators and modern politicians like President Trump. The religions taking center stage in humanities last struggle will be Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With Ishmael (Islam) being the rebellious offspring of Abraham, who is determined to annihilate Judaism and Christianity. How it plays out will be determined by the church of Jesus Christ, primarily in the United States. This a paradigm that goes beyond the understanding of most American politicians and the general public. That is exactly what makes the Body of Believers, who know what it means to name Jesus Christ as their Redeemer and Savior so important. As warriors, for the church of Jesus Christ. It’s vital at this particular crossroad of our history for personal and national survival.

It is as exciting, as it is scary, this time in our scriptural history. But this we know for certain. Prime Minister Netanyahu will get his wish for himself and the world community. When he said, “We do not want our parents, wives, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters to know the sorrow of bereavement. We want our children to dream of a better future for mankind. We want us, our neighbors to devote our efforts to plowshares and pruning hooks and not swords and spears.”

The exciting aspect of the Prime Ministers declaration. Is that we have the opportunity, and responsibility to make way for the Kingdom of Christ on earth. Where plowshares and pruning hooks will be the armor of the hour. The scary aspect centers around the barrage of swords and spears used to keep the church silent. Disallowing peace for the community of families as envisioned by Mr. Netanyahu.

For now it’s up to the Jew and the Christian to unite and use our own swords and spears to destroy the evil force of Islam. That for now prohibits the turning of swords and spears into plowshares and pruning hooks.

Making the last error greater than the first

Never in the history of the world has the world encountered such a profound week that just passed us. Jesus marched through Holy Week disregarding centuries of religious practices. From which their legal system evolved.

Then He boldly created a different approach to the practice of religion. And around this religion tagged Christianity, another legal/economic system would be developed. Which in our day, is being threatened by the community of governments nation wide and their corporate husbands, followed by the evils of Islam. Will the followers of Christ today, be able to rise up, and make governments nation wide Christ respecting and honoring. And then, to defeat this Islamic evil for the glory of God?

As did the followers of the resurrected Christ, upon the dawn of His victory over death. Which has many dualistic applications for the Christ movement in this 21 century.

Both the religious and civil authorities thought that this threat to their community influence and power had finally been ended. Until these religious leaders remembered their experience with Jesus at the temple. There he threw the profiteers out of the temple. Accusing them of making God’s house, a house of merchandise. Quickly, those who sanctioned using God’s house as a business enterprise, asked, by what authority do you have to expel our merchants? Jesus replied,”Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up!” They laughed, forty six years was this Temple under construction. Scoffing saying, “You’ll rebuild it in three days?” Not knowing that Jesus spoke of his body, and not a building of stone. (Scriptural texts:John 2:13-20).

These same religious leaders went to Pilate. Reminding him what the deceiver had said before His death? “After three days, I will rise again.” Begging that Pilate make the grave secure, so that His disciples would not be unable to steal the corpse of Jesus. Then claiming that as He said, He has risen.

Fearing that such an event would mobilize the people. Resulting in what they feared most. The loss of their authority and power. They put it this way, “If the people believe He is risen from the dead, “The last error would be greater than the first!” (Scriptural text: Matthew 27:64). Does anyone think that governments anywhere fear their loss of authority and power because of Christianity? The worlds largest religion believes that He is risen. Being unable to make the last error greater than the first for the glory of Jesus Christ.

The time Christ rested in His grave symbolizes the eternal sleep of concepts and precepts contrary to what He taught. It is why the world is in such a mess. Suggesting that Christians, His church, should be busy putting to death as many of those concepts and precepts as possible. Remember one of the themes of Holy Week, as taught by Jesus was to change ourselves, so we can change our world.

Struggling to indeed make the last error greater than the first!!! Which for the Body of Believers, would be a breath of fresh air. Because once the movement is under way, there will be no turning back.

They got their wish as Pilate dispatched men to secure the tomb and stand watch. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 27:62-66).

The modern church is declared to be an abomination unto God. Note Revelation 3:15-17. That is the result of organized religion. A church so desperate for recognition by the state that it has lost its way. Like those religious leaders during the time of Jesus. They feared the loss of their influence as authoritative speakers for God. They have allowed a power antagonistic to the teachings of Christ to determine their message and mission. Which has resulted in a church according to John that has no message or mission.

Holy Week discussions were about 8 days that changed the world. Being well aware that it’s the sixteenth day since the journey started. That’s okay because the journey taken was given from perhaps a slightly different perspective. A focus about a movement that should remain antagonistic to both modern apostate Christendom and government. Because they have become bedfellows of destruction to the cause and mission of Jesus Christ. Sanctioning in many respects what He condemned.

The mission of today’s followers of Christ should be about fighting for the peoples temporal needs. Followed by the offering of the gospel of grace. Remember from a previous discussion-God’s riches at Christ expense-grace. Oops! and giving tribute to Mary Magdalene along with the breaking of bread and the drinking of wine. The Christ power that we need is found in John 6:56, “He that eats My flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me and I in him.” That is some of what Jesus taught during his last week of life on our planet.

Of course challenging His followers to be vigilant because the battle would not be easy. Promising to return at some undetermined future time. What a magnificent world changing history is in those few notable Christ precepts. All that is needed to change the world today, for the glory of God.

Those who have experienced the power of the resurrected Christ are encouraged to conduct an independent in depth study of this discussion. Because the material was just introductory, to the vast textual implications. Militia building!! With the enthronement of Christ centered Christianity being the end result.

The Purpose of Life

A tree is known by its fruit;

“A person by their deeds.

A good deed is never lost;

They who sow courtesy reap friendship,

and they who plant kindness gathers love,” Saint Basil, 329-379.

Followed by a prayer offered by Saint Basil the Great. “God grant us a deeper since of fellowship with all the living. Our little brothers, and sisters to whom in common with us, you have given this earth as home. We recall with regret that in the past, we have acted high-handily and cruelly in the exercise of our domain over them.Thus the voice of the earth which should have risen to you in song, has turned into a groan of travail. May we realize that all these creatures also live for themselves and for you-not us alone,” Amen.

“The LORD bless you and keep you. The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace,” Numbers 6:24-26.

The duty of the cross with the breaking of bread

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing,” Albert Einstein.

Any moralizing over the tenets of good verses evil will accomplish little. Because humanity is domed to do evil, with most relishing the accomplishments of evil or evil wouldn’t prevail. Sometimes it’s so because those who look on are to frightened to intervene. With many being silent admirers of evil. Because it’s the expected nature, when outside the influence of Jesus Christ.

That is why Jesus took upon himself our nature but without our evil aspects. Offering himself to the Father as a sacrifice for our evil. So that we might know God. And through God with our new natures, we have newness of life and purpose, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Doing evil, or looking the other way, are no longer acceptable options.

Because it falls under the jurisdiction of 2 Chronicles 36:16, which reads, “But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.” With Revelation 22:12, giving notice, and behold! “I come quickly, and my reward is with me to give to every man according as his work shall be.”

What God expects is for his body of believers to prosecute his cause. That is what Jesus meant when he ordered Christians to take up his cross and follow in his tradition, Matthew 16:24.

This discussion is the final one that started with a series of teachings taught by Jesus and widely misunderstood. If you haven’t read the others, or might want to review them, click the calendar date 17 May 2015, titled, “Life in God’s 21 century.

During the course of those discussions, the focus was on what has been tagged, The Lord’s Prayer. Found in Matthew 6:9-13, where Jesus spoke these words, “In this manner, therefore, pray: ‘… Give us this day our daily bread,'” Mathew 6:11. There in that particular discussion it was established that ‘bread’ represents nourishment. Associated with Christendoms twofold responsibility, Matthew 7:10. Which is to provide for the mundane needs of others. And more important to be nourished spiritually, as one studies the Bible. The word of God is the bread of life.

Pay attention because what is to follow, is controversial. It’s about how one substance become another, called by the church, transubstantiation. It’s based upon a sound  scriptural foundation. The first is found in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Cemented with the anchoring force of these words, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. We beheld his glory, as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and mercy,” John 1:14. With the cathedral of His being made indestructible, thus everlasting, “And he (Jesus) was clothed with a vesture (body) dipped in blood; (humanities only redeemer) and his name was called ‘THE WORD of GOD,'” Revelation 19:13.

Transubstantiation the miracle of God, allowing one substance the body of Christ to be changed into something not humanly possible, so then, not humanly understood. And than again, into our scriptures which are more than just written scripts on paper. Being infallible by the breath of God through it’s numerous authors, 2 Timothy 3:16. With transubstantiation occurring through his church, you and me. Note this phrase from 1Timothy 3:15, “the church of the living God, the ‘pillar and ground of truth,'” God is alive through His word and church, you if redeemed!!! We the redeemed are his church and not those concrete, glass stained widows and roofed palaces.

If you have a Bible before you, look at it, page it, while it appears to be only paper it is very much alive. It’s the personage of God made live. One thing becoming another which is able to transform lives into something humanly, also thought impossible.

This miracle is also associated with the millions of Christians, who will break bread and drink of his cup on any given Sunday. This observance was important to Christ. With an emphasis upon the kingdom of God. Where we have this recording, “But I say unto, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom,” Matthew 26:29.

Again associated with the great command of Christ, who said, “In this manner, therefore pray: … ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven,'” Matthew 6:9-10. Every thing about New Testament Christianity centers around  Matthew 6:7-8 and expanded upon through, Matthew 6:9-13. Understood through the usage of the venn diagram from the previous discussion.

The fruit of the vine Christ referred to as the last passover as he gathered his disciples unto himself, Matthew 26:26-28. Later, how much later, we do not know, the church simulated that tradition as one of its sacraments which we call the Lord’s Supper. It is a sacred tradition with its abuses having serious consequences. Because it is associated with the cause (his cross), purpose (prosecution of his gospel) and is a sacrament for those worn out from being on the battlefields were evil is encountered. The power of the Lord’s supper is the source for regeneration of strength. Resulting in us (His church) becoming a movement not able to be defeated, if we want it to be that way for the causes we fight against. “Know you not that your body is the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT, who is in you, whom you have of God, you are not your own, 1 Corinthians 6:19. Transubstantiation one substance while the same becoming another. We are human (not perfect) but (perfection of God lives in us). Pretty amazing!!! The transubstantiation sustainability of our triune God.

The Lord’s supper it was not instituted to be one of those ‘happy days’ where warm smiles and handshakes are exchanged. It is a remembrance of the life works of Christ, accompanied with his suffering. It is past onto the body of believers for our association with him in the carrying of his cross and the prosecution of his causes.

Here is its sacredness, “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it; and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, Take, eat, this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink you all of it. For this is my blood which is shed for many for the remission of sin.” Once again the miracle of God with one substance being two. Not comprehensible by human logic because by appearance the substance looks the same.

In so doing we are helping to prepare the way for the kingdom of God. No small matter for students of the Bible. If you recall, Jesus said, “In this manner, therefore pray. Our Father who is in heaven, Sacred is your name.” Who else but God Almighty can take a substance and convert it into something else which in appearance looks unchanged? At your next communion combine both observances his and yours.

That concludes this seven part series on what has been tagged, The Lord’s Prayer. With much more to be said  from what is nonexistent from between the lines. Want those lines revealed? Open your Bible and study its contents. And end up with some mind stimulating spiritual experiences.

X Sec. of Treasury & God

“It’s an unquestionable truth that the body of people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systemic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise,” Nations first Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, 1788.

A nation not governed by God’s edicts, is a nation doomed. And the further America moves away from it beginnings, the further removed it becomes from God’s edicts. With its paralyzing consequences!

Resulting in this godless spectacle, “Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket and are counted as small dust on the scales, Isaiah 40:15a.  Behold! he considers the nations as nothing,”commentary Isaiah 40:15b. And God will not be mocked because as a people, and a nation, what is sowed will be reaped, Galatians 6:7. Who will in various and asunder ways topple the arrogant. Because it is he, “Who brings the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as vanity,” Isaiah 40:23.

Do not believe the politicians, who say America is on its way to economic recovery. It is not! A 18 Trillion dollar debt in itself will prevent any recovery from occurring, long term. Small bubbles of recovery will burst but lack of substance. Among other things, the nation needs to be governed by biblical economics. And, debt isn’t in God’s scheme of financial security. For it is recorded, “The rich rule the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender,” Proverbs 22:7.

We are not as gullible, as our ancestors or are we? It couldn’t be that we are more gullible, could it? If we stay on this current path, by gosh, we are!

But at any rate, Americans, and their government must think beyond economics. And collectively, as a people, this is the only way to recovery. “If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

And with that, I pray, “Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink; arise you princes, and anoint the shield,” Isaiah 21:5. “… Then he answered and said, Babylon is fallen! And all the carved images of her gods,” Isaiah 21b-10a.

May the church rise to the occasion. With mobilization of the princes, with God tactically anointed shields. Amen! Found between these truths. Different times, different seasons same God. “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel. Not by might or power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forth the capstone (Jesus). With shouts of Grace, grace to it,” Zechariah 4:6. “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our confession,” Hebrews 4:14.

When all is well run

A patient on being questioned by his doctor about his  conditioned, answered that he had an unpleasantly heavy sweat. ‘That’s good,’ said the doctor.

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

At this third visit, he inquired once more about the man’s symptoms and was told that he had diarrhea. ‘Good again,’ he said, and left the patient to himself.

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

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

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

God Y I changed my mind

Is it possible that the worlds tomorrow spins around you or me? Take a look and think.

And the LORD said, “My spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh.” Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth. And that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually, and the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth. And he was grieved in his heart. So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth. Both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air. For I am sorry that I have made them.” Texts:Genesis 6:3;5-7.

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Text:Genesis 6:8.

How did that occur? By faith! Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that he is a rewarder of of those who diligently seek him. By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared the ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according faith.Texts:Hebrews 11:1;3;6-7.

And did not spare the ancient world but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly. Text:2 Peter 2:5.

So it was asked, “Is it possible that the worlds tomorrows spins around you or me?” And after looking, and thinking, what conclusions have been drawn?