adversities conqueror

Helen Keller was only 19 months old when she lost her sight and hearing due to an unknown illness. She became so frustrated by her inability to communicate with her parents that she would frequently fly into rages, sometimes on an hourly bases.

Then at 7 years old, Keller met her miracle teacher in the person of 20 year old Anne Mansfield Sullivan. Keller would latter mark the day they met as her “soul’s,” birthday, and the most significant moment in her life.

Their relationship had a tempestuous start. The young Keller pinched and kicked her new teacher, and knocked out one of her teeth. Sullivan persevered patiently earning the girls trust and affection. With the help of her teacher, Keller learned to use her hands to interpret and connect with the world.

So began a relationship between teacher and pupil that lasted forty nine years. One that saw Keller blossom into one of America’s most inspirational figures. From her lifelong struggle to perfect her oral and non-communication skills to her array of academic and literacy achievements. Keller’s life was defined by a fierce determination to not let her disabilities hold her back.

Helen Keller became the first ever deaf and blind person to graduate with a college degree.

Through her spirited advocacy for the rights of woman and people with disabilities. Helen Keller was the co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. Keller was determined to ensuring that those who would come after her would have an easier hill to climb than she had. Source: goalcast.com

Helen Keller was a woman of great fortitude and perseverance. That’s what America needs through its individual citizens. Combined with biblical based spirituality, and that will salvage the United States once again from all internal or external enemies. Through the following principles when owned by her people.

Teach me Your ways, O LORD, I will walk in your truth, unite my heart to fear your name. I will praise You O LORD my God with all my heart, and I will glorify your name for evermore,” Psalms 86:11-12.

“Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart,” Galatians 6:9.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ,” Philippians 1:6.

“Now to Him, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,” Ephesians 3:20.

“Oh, that people would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works among the people. Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing,” Psalms 107:21-22.

“Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made you, and I will continue to deliver you. To whom will you liken to Me, and make them My equal. By comparing Me with them that we should be alike? ” Isaiah 46:4-5.

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the mystic trail

“To the one who has faith no explanation is necessary. To the one without faith no explanation is possible,” St. Thomas Aquinas.

It seem that the closer one is to a church culture the harder it is to understand what Aquinas trying to get people to understand. It’s something like starting the day with breakfast. It’s something done everyday, so one doesn’t think much about it. As one grows into adulthood, all the traditions of the church are rather automatic.

But for those not apart of the church culture, when coming to faith through the redemptive process offered by Divine Providence. Then breakfast stirs a hunger for foods that are continually different. Each breakfast brings a new experience. Which often needs an explanation. Because, there is no cultural church experience available to be drawn from.

The first thing one often discovers is ones attitudes and behaviors are very different. That experience is anchored with this truth. “If anyone is in Christ they have become a new creation. Old attitudes and behaviors have disappeared. Everything has become new. All things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18). Meaning an urging of wanting others to share in this life changing process.

Nevertheless all this newness stirs up a breakfast like quest like how do I explain what was experienced. There is no human explanation because God’s reconciliation of us through Christ is a spiritual experience absent human intervention.

John put it this way, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone, who is born of the Spirit.” (cp. John 3:8). In every sense of the word it’s a mystical experience. Meaning it’s an experience having no association with ordinary human rationality.

But the human mind must make its conquest for human understanding. And Divine Providence knowing all of that provided us with the following, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. By faith we understand that the worlds were formed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made by the things which are visible. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for those who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (cp. Hebrews 11:1;3;6).

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Escaping Nietzsche

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is to high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself,” Fredrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

People! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes themselves an enemy of God. (cp. James 4:4). What profit has a person from all their labor in which they toil under the sun. One generation passes away, and another comes. (cp. Ecclesiastes 1:3-4a). And tribalism keeps repeating itself with all of its antagonistic consequences.

The James way is the best way to avoid the Nietzsche and Solomon diatribes. Because they dictate that we are forever captives of tribalism. However, Nietzsche touched upon what everyone wants which is the freedom of owning ones self.

However it can only occur mystically. Meaning there is no human explanation. The ability to own ones self is a process accomplished through the shed blood Jesus on the cross. (cp. Colossians 1:20).

After that it’s a three step process. First, “Likewise the Spirit also helps with our weaknesses. For we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with expressions that can’t be humanly understood.” Secondly, “Now He who searches the heart knows the mind of the Spirit because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Thirdly, And we know that all things work together for the good, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (cp. Romans 8:26-28).

Life is complex and tribalism doesn’t want anyone to experience the freedom we have in and through Jesus. So this mystical promise is yours and mine. “The steps of good people are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in their ways. Though they should fall they will not be utterly destroyed. For the LORD upholds them with His hand,” cp. Psalms 37:23-24).

Makes this a way of life and you’ll indeed own yourself. “I will walk in liberty, for I seek your precepts.”That’s the key! (cp Psalm 119:45). Remember Jesus Himself said, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me. Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives. And recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. To proclaim the acceptable day of the LORD.” (cp. Luke 4:18-19).

How much of a threat is all this to the master of tribalism, who doesn’t want anyone to own themselves because he craves their captivity. “Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, ‘All this authority will I give You, and their glory; for all this has been delivered to me, and I can give it to whomever I wish. Therefore if You will worship before me, all this will be Yours.'” Jesus answered and said, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only shall you serve.” (cp. Luke 4:5-8).

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Nietzsche got it seriously wrong

“You have your way, and I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only it does not exist,” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

To each their own it has been said. But, share that Nietzsche acclimation with a hard core gangster. Who was troubled because he had not had his first kill. Which would have established, his  gangland authority. But before that occurred, he unexpectedly had a career change, when he was confronted by the only way.

Divine Providence sometimes works in mysterious ways. Mysterious only because His ways are foreign to all so many. And if we aren’t alert they sometimes pass right by us. So here’s how our hard core gangster experienced the redemptive power of our risen Christ. It’s found in Romans 10:20, “I was found by them that sought me not. I was made manifest to them that asked not of me.

More than six decades later, he’s still anchored to the only way. Well rooted, and a theologians theologian!

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endings and beginnings

“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time,” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

How unfortunate for Nietzsche and those reaching the same conclusions today.

One supposes that it’s only natural to oppose anything forced upon us as an obligation. Especially by a God, whom some think is a fabrication of someones imagination.

In other words God doesn’t exist. And those who perpetuate such blind allegiance do so for personal and selfish gain.

And, Christendom today is under attack like never before Because our accusers assert that Christendoms ideologies are discriminatory, and based  a nonexistent authority. And if their vendetta succeeds, it could become illegal to be a Christian. And the punishments could range from fines, imprisonment or even a death sentence.

But that’s to be expected, because Paul wrote,”The natural person does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to them, nor can they know them because they are spiritually incapable of sensing spirituality.” (cp. 1 Corinthians 2:14). People in their natural state oppose divine truth because it’s natural for them to crave what God forbids. The Apostle Paul tags that condition as of our old man. Going on to say that the redeemed have an altogether different perspective. It’s a perspective that established  the United States and is her only path for survival today. (cp. Romans 6:3-10).

We are at a crisis in America. Trump, our unfortunate occupant in the Peoples House creates a threat to democracy. He’s the most disgraceful resident there in the nations history. His supporters are racist bigots that empower him. He knows that he’s got their vote. And the threat is amplified by most conservative protestant evangelicals, who think all that is okay. Because racial bigotry, and seeing women as being inferior to men is their true identity and history. It’s all apart of what Matthew through his inspired penmanship called the beginning of sorrows. (cp. Matthew 24:8).

The American crisis is further endangered by hopeful democratic presidential  candidate Joe Biden. His forty years as a Washington insiders clearly demonstrated that he governs from the perspective of compromise. In other words from the perspective of being known as the guy who gets along with everyone. The nation faces unprecedented challenges nationally and internationally. Joe Biden just isn’t the guy for such challenges.

Whether the Nietzsche’s of the world have an ax to grind with God over His insistence of being worshiped. Well they need to get use to it because like it or not they will bow in reverence to Him. Note: “All nations, whom You have made shall come and worship You, O LORD, and shall glorify your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things, You alone are God.” (cp. Psalms 86:9-10). For now such a declaration can be mocked, but this godly prophetic declaration will occur. For now, it’s exact timing is a matter known only to Him.

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COVID-19 forerunner of the future.

“The things that we love tell us what we are,” St. Thomas Aquinas.

During turbulent times like these when craziness seems to be the new normal. What people love tells us we’re in for unprecedented national and global instability.

God’s trusted prophet Isaiah was privileged to reveal to us the mind of our Creator. Who made this a priority for we mortals. “Remember the 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 come.’ Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, I will do all My pleasures.'”(cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

Some of us take great comfort knowing that sense the dawn of creation what is occurring today comes as no surprise to Him. It tells Him that there are some who trust His declarations. And that tells Divine Providence who we are.

All of us have a great gift bestowed to us by our Creator which is the freedom to love what we want, so we can tell our Creator what, and who we are. Hopefully, this is a fair assumption. Few are satisfied with the way things are. When a sneeze or a cough could be ones death sentence.

The whole LGBTQ acceptance and celebration by growing numbers of individuals. Prompting municipalities conduct gay pride celebrations.

Mere mortals are declaring, what we love is indeed what we are. Scornful indeed of any likeness of what Divine Providence would have us love, so that He would be pleased by what we are. That is the prevailing attitude, and it isn’t going away.

COVID-19 represents a wake up call from Divine Providence. Get your act together, My way! Surely to be ignored! So expect more doom, and gloom, with enhanced disapproval through worsening national and global conditions. Effecting every aspect of human existence more so than COVID-19.

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troubles beyond imagination

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passion a quotation,” Oscar Wilde.

Wonder if, Oscar, had Christendom in mind because that is what one sees in religious people. Standing outside their religious cathedrals. Making it easy to know what to expect before entering the holy of holies of their scared sanctuaries.

Perhaps that’s what Jesus meant with this expression, “I know your works that you are neither cold or hot. I could wish that you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold or hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” (cp. Revelation 3:15-16).

Religionist then and now rebound with this response, “I am rich, having become wealthy.” Causing Jesus to push back, “Do you not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor blind and naked.” (cp, Revelation 3:17).

It doesn’t take much of an intellect to clearly understand that the world is a screwed up place. It is, as such, because God is tired of being insulted by human behavior that denies His sovereignty. As Creator of everything that was, is, and will be.

Here are the consequences of such attitudinal reactions by humanoids who think that they are free to mock their Creators directives.

“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and good!” “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” “They who justifies the wicked, and those who condemns the just. Both are an abomination to the LORD!” (cp. Proverbs 15:3; Isaiah 5:20, Proverbs 17:15).

Christendom is supposed to be the light that makes the world sustainable. With few exceptions the mark has been missed. Warning, “Take heed that no one deceives you, for many will come in My name,” saying, ‘I am the Christ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of war. See that you are not troubled. For all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginning of sorrows.'” (cp. Matthew 24:4-8). Meaning all of the aforementioned is a prelude for what is yet to come.

So for those who think COVID-19 will pass, when a vaccine is developed. Maybe so, however a more deadly pestilence will follow. Why? Because, Jesus said so!

Advice from our Creator. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to them and dine with them and they with Me.” (cp. Revelation 3:19-20).

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Thoughts from Jane

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more I am dissatisfied with it; and everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human character, and little dependence can be can be placed on their varied appearance of meriting any hope for change,” Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice.

Paul wrote to Timothy, not in response to Ms. Austin in particular. But Paul’s words answer Jane’s dilemma while at the same reaching us today.

Also satisfying the old adage, “The more things change the more the stay the same.” Paul’s, adage is as follows, “Lovers of pleasure rather than God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away from! For of this sort are those who creep into households taking captive of gullible people. Always having opinions but never coming into knowledge of the truth. (cp. 2 Timothy 3:4b-7

Because, “These people, as impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (cp 2 Timothy 3:13).

What’s the answer? “All scriptures is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (cp. 2 Timothy 3:16).

The Bible is a complex book covering many centuries. Written by many different authors. Therefore its contents are not always applicable from one particular generation to the next. Careful study and discernment is absolutely necessary if one going to rightly divide the word of God.

We live in the age of grace which is much different the age of law. The age of grace had its birth after Christ was resurrected from the grave. During the age of grace study study Romans – Philemon. That doesn’t mean the rest of the Bible should be discarded.

Here’s a real Old Testament gem, that when applied to ones life, would have many beneficial outcomes. “They who are slow to anger are better than the mighty, and they who rule their spirit, then those who take a city.” (cp. Proverbs 16:32). Or, “As the deer pants for water brooks, so pants my soul for you O God.” (cp. Psalms 42:1).

In addition there are prophetic declaration made by Old Testament writers that will impact the church age and the ages to follow.

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history falsehoods -v- truths

Do historians record events with a particular prejudice? Determined to give events a slant favored by one or more special interest groups? Of course they do, and it’s why history is calculated from a prejudicial perspective.

For instance Chinese historians are most likely going to conclude that COVID 19, as a global pandemic originated in China through American intelligence operatives. While American historians are likely to slant that historical occurrence, as a accidental leakage from a Chinese research laboratory. As the researchers were developing a deadly biological weapon.

Historians representing other countries like from Russia, Iran, North Korea are likely to write that history from the Chinese perspective. While, Western European historians are going to write that history from the American perspective. And historians from other countries not wanting to offend the great powers of the East or West, will write that history from a more neutral perspective. And that’s, the history that’s most likely to be most believable.

Historians from all those nations are busy putting together data telling that history from their prejudicial perspective. Because that’s what secular historians are all about.

And as sure, as the calendar turns from one day to the next that history will be studied from many different perspectives by tomorrow’s scholars and students. It’s the way nations guarantee a historical perspective favorable to their legacy.

And as students are taught the efficacy of the legacy, politicians are assured a favorable place in history. Now you know why politicians have such a fowl smell. And history isn’t objective, despite their insistence that it is!

The only thing that changes is one day to the next, and the years roll on. And as those students grow up, they will perpetuate the same falsehoods, as scholars, politicians and religionist. Of course, this is done from their inherited prejudicial perspective. Because secular history, is all about preserving a particular nation states honorable place in history. Even when some to many nation states should be condemned by their historians which of course includes the United States. It’s how politicians use historians and religionist to peddle their wrongs as rights.

Understanding history is best understood from a history book called the Bible. The Bible is God’s legacy of the past, present and all future history. Much of it dismal, and disappointing to God, but at least it’s accurate, and without prejudice. What’s most interesting is the way Christ is factored into that equation. First as Redeemer for the disgraced and then heirs to God’s kingdom on earth. And eventually occupants the of a permanent new earth.

Of course there are many who argue it’s prejudicial to assert that the Bible provides reliable history past present or future. To prove them wrong here’s a future history that everyone will be able to observe. Thus turning the tables on the naysayer’s. And perhaps, the unfolding of this history, will prompt those outside of the redemptive power of Christ to take advantage of His grace. Creating guaranteed residency in His forthcoming kingdom, and eternal residency upon the new earth.

Look among the nations, watch, and wonder marvelously, for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it is told you. (cp. Habakkuk 1:5).

China will replace the United States as the premier world power economically and militarily. China is the predicted power from the East. And in her orb of influence will be Russia, India and other countries southern Asia.

Another power bloc will the Arab Muslim world of the Middle East and southern Asia. Europe will become alarmed seeing these federations as a threat to them. Eventually a well armored ten state European empire will emerge. Known as the revived Roman Empire.

Israel will be seen as vulnerable to eradication because the United States will most likely be a heap of nothingness as economic and military power. The handwriting of truth is clearly seen as Trump isolates the United States, as it becomes a foreigner from her allies. Because of Divine Providence, Israel will survive.

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a different kind of a fourth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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calamity at its worst

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

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

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

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exquisite horrors

“All religion my friend is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination and poetry. Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality,” Edgar Allan Poe.

An accurate rebuttal to Poe. Comparing Moses, to Jesus and reaching us. “Therefore, you, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him, who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.

For this one has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, insomuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.

And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own, whose house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you will hear His voice. Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the of trial in the wilderness. Where your fathers tested and tried Me, and saw My works for forty years.

Therefore I was angry with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, and they have not known My ways. So I swore in My wrath, they shall not enter My rest.'” (cp. Hebrews 3:1-11).

The Jews have been a hated and persecuted people ever since God announced that they would not experience His rest. Not only are the Jews despised, their nation state a constant target for obliteration. Such a long history should demonstrate to everyone the realness Christ Jesus. And the danger of being denied His favor now and during the hear after at verse 11.

The now and the later: “Bewear everyone, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. Because in the hear after all are guilty of departing from the living God which God describes as an evil. Because people didn’t take advantage of His favor during their lifetimes.

Also, substantiated with the following exhortation. “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).

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society gone nuts

“I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those outside the asylums only hide it a little better. And maybe not all that much better after all,” Stephen King.

So true, and it only going to get worse because the Bible says so, but that part of history is not taught. Rather what’s emphasized is our intellectual enlightenment and it is marvelous in so many ways.

Except, when it comes to our intimate selves. Divine Providence provided us with this incriminating indictment. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every person according to their ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” (cp. Jeremiah 17:9-10).

Foreign to the masses and becoming more repugnant to them as time moves on. So whether inside, or outside, of an asylum things will worsen. Forcing Divine Providence to intervene in order to spare humanity from total self annihilation.

It is recorded that there will be catastrophic occurrences, such as has not be since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those times are interrupted, no humans will survive. And they will be because Divine Providence will not allow insanity to destroy the sane. (cp. Matthew 24:21-22).

For this discussion, the catastrophic events of war, pandemics, famine earthquakes, and much more is the combined fallout from those, who deny and defy the sovereignty of Jesus Christ, as creator, sustainer, or destroyer, of things that have been, are now, or will be in the future.

King got it right we’re all mentally ill. Those outside side the asylum hide it a little better. Concluding and rightly so there insanity isn’t as well hide as suspected. Because, they were the major forces that wrought those conditions upon humankind. And, not those within the asylums.

Nevertheless, while there is time know this, “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and Mediator between God and the people, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for everyone, as a testimony of Divine Grace. (cp. 1 Timothy 2:3-6).

But the call has its parameters, “The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment.” (cp. 2 Peter 2:9). So become apart of our Christ family.

In a time, when society is trying to recover from systematic racism. The godly in and through Christ Jesus all are equal. As noted from the above aforementioned scriptures. With one additional citing, “There is neither Jew or Gentile, male or female because we are the same in Christ Jesus.” (cp. Galatians 3:28).

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mending regrets substance of life

“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because all humanity is like grass, and all the glory of humanity as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord lives forever. (cp, 1 Peter 1:24).

Bringing a remorseful reflection common to many from Charles Dickens.

“We need to be careful how we deal with those about us, when every death carries some small circle of survivor thoughts of so much omitted, and so little done about so many things forgotten, and so many more which might have been repaired! There is no remorse so deep as that which is unavailing; if we could be spared its tortures, let us remember in time,” Charles Dickens.

With that in mind: Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom” For as sure as the sun rises and sets, so is this. “Since their days are determined, the number of their months is with you. You have appointed their limits, so that they cannot exceed them” (cp. Psalms 90:12; Job 14:5).

As the sun rises and sets this guaranteed, It’s appointed that mortal like us will die and then judgment will follow. (cp. Hebrews 9:27). Negative consequences of the judgement is an experience that is terrifying as it is horrifying.

But it also can be very fulfilling and thus most rewarding. Plain and simple it doesn’t get any better than the following. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those that believe in Me, though they my die, yet they shall live. And whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (cp. John 11:25-26).

This is the age of grace our formula for never dying is found in Romans 10:9-10. Follow those instructions, and become apart of the resurrected Christ eternal family.

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could it be donald trump

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls past,” George Orwell, 1984.

In the age of Trump and his band of supporters truth telling is indeed a revolutionary act for them.

Trump isn’t a real president because he’s all about deceit. Therefore his followers are the threads of Trumpian deceit.

Trump is delusional thinking he has to reinvent the past. In so doing the present puts the Trumpian stamp upon the past, present and future. Even if it takes more than two presidential terms. In order to do that Trump has to be the chief executive, the congress and only arbitrator of the federal courts and federal agencies.

Perhaps the donald is the beast John saw emerging from the waters of time. The beastly character who secures his power from Satan. And who eventually will rule the world for a season.

Until Divine Providence sends His angels to chain the donald in the fiery bottom less pit for a thousand years. Then he’ll be set free for a spell. Ending up in that pit forever.

And Divine Providence will allow people observe him there, and they’ll be shocked. Saying is he the one who fooled the whole world.

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portrait painting how it is done

“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.” Because, “Out of 100 people one will read the Bible, the other 99 will watch the Christian,” D. L. Moody.

“They who are slow to anger are better than the mighty. And they who rule their spirit than than those who take a city.” (cp. Proverbs 16:32).

And, “Now thanks be to God, who always leads us to triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God, the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

Ones presence like seemingly magic brings this mystery to life. “The wind blows where it wishes. You hear the sound of it but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8).

And all of the aforementioned is how this Padre experienced the life transforming power of the Spirit.

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one or the other

“There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of those who who suffer. Mere waiting and looking on is not Christian behavior. Christians are called to compassion and to action,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer. “Letters From Prison,” p.16 while waiting execution for the attempted murder of Adolf Hitler.

Capsule world history, For Christ had not entered the holy place made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presences of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place with blood of another. He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after that the judgment. So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin for salvation. (cp. Hebrews 9:24-28).

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fair reckoning

“By judging others, we blind ourselves to our own evil, and to the grace others are just as entitled to as we are,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

We all need to be true to the Bonhoeffer edit but in our own ways. Though we all have our shortcomings, our Christ is without them. For our sake’s He had this recorded. Insomuch then, as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself, likewise has shared in the same, that through death He might destroy Him who had the power of death, that is the devil. (cp. Hebrews 2:14).

And again the mysterious of Divine Providence offers grace to everyone. It’s recorded as thus, The wind blows where it wishes, and you here the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. (cp. John 3:8).

And in judgment those exclude from His grace will argue, no one ever told us. And our Christ will respond, 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).

More truth, How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with you. (cp. Psalms 139:17-18).

And in conclusion this promise, 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 done. Saying, “My counsel shall stand. I will do all my pleasures.” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

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teetering in the balance

The great masquerade of evil is to find flaws within a nations ethical concepts founded upon nationhood. Then to cast revolutionary solutions initially disguised as enlightened change for equitable social justice. Coming from power brokers who can be very dangerous. Because their ends can be more dangerous than the means they destroyed. With their tyrannical measures resulting ethical concepts that could well be regrettable as the nation emerges supposedly reborn ethically.

America is experiencing that masquerade of attacks upon our moral institutions. And there will be push back and the future casts a shadow that is very dismal for a democratic America. Because if the nations Judeo Christian heritage is extinguished, America will eventually join the long history of empires that are no more.

Donald Trump will be a key player in the nations demise. Especially, if he wins a second term. Trump simply is not presidential because his presidency is divisive nationally and internationally. His ineptness is being exposed exponentially through multiple sources.

And if, Joe Biden becomes our next president, Robert Gates, who served a republican and a democrat president said on Face The Nation, hosted by Margaret Brennan. “He’s been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” He’s a career politicians, whose instincts tell him steer the course of compromise. So, he can’t be trusted to heal America. Compromise is his motto, even if its divisive to the needs of the nation. That’s how we got Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court Justice.

There was a time, when American’s could depend on the church to rise to the occasion to redirected the nation on a course acceptable to Divine Providence. That time doesn’t exist anymore because it also has become an extremely divisive institution.

America’s fate rests upon which side of human behavior God’s pendulum swings. “For look the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on a string, that they may shoot secretly at the up right in heart. If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

The LORD is in His holy temple. The LORD’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will reign coals; fire and brimstone and a burning wind; so shall the portion of their cup. For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright. (cp. Psalms 11:1-7).

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sometimes the less said the better

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish a single candle,” St. Francis of Assisi.

Works well, when it shines like this, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved, and among those who are perishing.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

And from the Master Himself, “We are the light of the world.” And as such, ‘Like a city that is set on a hill our light cannot be hidden,'” (cp. Matthew 5:14).

Bright and bold in a quite way because light bearers shine everywhere. And as that light we serve our families, neighbors and community with kindness because good works matter. Because it is all about glorifying our Father in heaven. (cp. Matthew 5:15-16).

“Because we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before hand that we such walk in them.” (cp. Ephesians 2:10).

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