how the merry go round works

Time for a dive into the possible, as to why the impossible is made possible. Sometimes it happened when family and friends thought that death had occurred. But Jesus tagged the apparent deceased as sleeping.

A man pleaded with Jesus to come to his house. Telling Jesus that his daughter had just died. Believing that Jesus could restore life into his deceased daughters body. Upon arriving, Jesus announced, “Be of good cheer, your daughter is not dead, but is sleeping.” Taking her by the hand, she arose. Amazing the on lookers causing the miracle to spread through out the community. (cp. Matthew 9:18-19; 23-26).

A woman who had a health issue for twelve years followed Jesus thinking to herself, “If I can just touch the hem of His clothing, I’ll be healed.” Jesus being aware of her thoughts, turned around, and when He saw her, He said, “Be of good cheer daughter your faith has made you well!” And the woman was made well from that hour. (cp. Matthew 9:20-22).

As Jesus traveled two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David have mercy upon us!” And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes Lord!” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you!” And, their eyes were opened. (cp. Matthew 9:27-30a).

A paralytic lying in a bed was brought to Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you.” (cp. Matthew 9:1-2).

What’s of foremost of importance is that ones sins are forgiven. So, if your not one of us, now is the time to become a part of our Christ family. Follow the prompts found in Romans 10: 9-10. and then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek.

But Jesus wasn’t through with the paralytic. From a detour that had occurred. Jesus was able to perceive the negative thoughts of some of the communities hierarchy. So He said to them, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?’ For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk?’ ‘But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins.'”

Then Jesus said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go into your house.” And, he arose and went into his house. (cp. Matthew 9:1-7).

It doesn’t matter what the situation might be because whether it’s a condition of suspected death, tagged by Jesus as one sleeping, or disabling health condition, or the forgiveness of sin. All is in the providence of Jesus. It is to the glory of God that that the Son of God may be glorified through it. (cp. John 11:4; Matthew 9:6).

A contributing factor seen through all of those situations was faith.

Paul defines faith as hope, “But if we hope for what we cannot see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” (cp. Romans 8:25).

Paul further says this about faith. “Now faith is the substance of things hope for and 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 they who come to God must believe that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (cp. Hebrews 11:1;3;6).

Patience is important because what we think as being a long time is a blink of time with God.

Because lack of patience can interrupt faith because faith should be understood through time. Peter advised, “But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, a day thousand years as one day.” (cp. 2 Peter 3:8).

Think in terms of the crucifixion of Christ two thousand years ago by our timing, by God’s timing two days ago.

Confirming an ancient proverbs, patience is a virtue, and good things happen to those who wait.

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the whereabouts of death D

Typical day for Jesus, the healing of the sick, sharing with people what they were thinking, continuing to select His band of twelve, experiencing condemnation for the company He keeps, challenged by John’s followers, as to why those associated with Him don’t fast. Amidst all of that, Jesus found time to teach.

So while still teaching, a person of prominence joined the others. Concluding that Jesus was the answer for his grief concerning the death of his daughter who had just died. Begging Jesus to come to his residence just to lay His Hand upon her. Convinced that if Jesus did that, life would be restored to his daughter. So Jesus, and His disciples journeyed to his residence.

Arriving Jesus saw many people sharing Dads grief. He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but is just sleeping.” And, they ridiculed Him!

The crowd was ushered out of the house. Jesus went in, and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And the report of this went out into all the land. (cp. Matthew 9:1-15;19-26).

Three previous discussions described death as an understandable phenomenon, but not from the traditional perspective. Rather it’s from a Biblical perspective, the loosing of the silver cord. Much can be learned from the reading and study of those discussions.

For tomorrow, a possible reason, as to why death escapes some through what Jesus tagged as a sleep.

And as can be expected, many secularists ridicule such a notion, because that’s how they treated Jesus, and those of us who side with Jesus today.

Though death beyond sleeping means its over for the body. Which just disintegrates into a substance it came the dust of the earth. (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:7a). It’s not over for the spirit or soul. The spirit returns to God, who gave it. (cp. Genesis 2:7; Ecclesiastes 12:7b).

The Soul is dispatched to Hades. Described as being in a gulf that separates some into comfort and others to great discomfort. There is sense of awareness between the two groups. Which is to be expected, because our Soul is our consciousness. (cp. Like 16:19-31).

But it doesn’t end there, because every soul will be resurrected and given life. “I have hope in God, …, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both the just and unjust.” (cp. Acts 24:15).

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one of us may receive the things done in the body, according to what we had done, whether good or bad. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:10).

Said Jesus, “Do not marvel at this, for the hour is coming in which all who are in their graves will hear His voice. And come forth, and those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation.” (cp. John 5:28-29).

And from one very close to Jesus, saying, then, I saw a great white throne, and He that sat on it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.

And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. And, books were opened. One of which was the Book of Life. From it the dead where judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

Then the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to their works.

Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. (cp. Revelation 20:11-15).

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the whereabouts of death – C

This is the third discussion concerning death. In those previous discussions death was dealt with. And shown that a lack of vital signs, may or, may not mean that a death had occurred. Yesterday it was shown how the finality of death occurs.

Now we need an authoritative source to support such a thesis concerning death. And, that source is Jesus!

Jesus was on His way to Bethany, which was a short distance to the East of the city. He was going there to have dinner with Mary and her sister Martha and their brother Lazarus.

While on His way, He had learned that His friend Lazarus was sick and later died. Jesus didn’t pay much attention to the news of his death. So little that He arrived at Mary’s house days later.

Mary was very special to Jesus. It was Mary who used an expensive liquid oil to massage His feet. And then, used her hair to dry them. According to the Gnostic gospels, Mary was His wife. And why not, after all it was, He Himself, who declared His humanism. (cp. John 1:14; Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 4:15).

After the brutal murder of Jesus, according to the Gnostic Bible it was Mary, who kept the men focused on their mission, because they wanted to call it quits. And of course, the male dominated church has always minimized the spiritual forcefulness of women.

So no one should expect the King James Bible to contain books exalting women’s heroism’s. After all it was mortal men, who canonized the, King James Bible, as the word of God. Ignoring any Biblical books that would under mind male superiority. Histories sad journey!

Concerning Lazarus sickness, Jesus said, “His sickness is not unto death, it is for the glory of God, that the Son may be glorified though it.” (cp. John 11:4). Most Interesting!

There was some conversations as to whether or not it was safe to keep that dinner date. Finally Jesus said, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, and I must go and wake him up.” And His associates wanted to know, if Lazarus would get well?

Finally, Jesus declared to them, Lazarus our friend is dead!

When Jesus arrived, He learned that Lazarus had already been dead four days.

Martha was the first to approach Jesus and said to Him, “Lord if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” Jesus responded, “Your brother will rise again.

Later, Martha sought out Mary and said to her, “The Teacher has come, and is waiting for you.

Hurriedly, Mary scampered to greet Jesus, seeing Him she fell down at His feet. Looking up at Jesus she wept saying, My Lord, “Had you been here, my brother would not have died.”

Jesus was emotionally troubled, as He saw her weeping. So Jesus asked those who accompanied her, “Where have you laid him?” And they responded, “Come and see.” And Jesus wept!

Then Jesus approached the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus commanded, “Remove the stone!”

Martha, Lazarus’ sister interrupted, and said to Jesus, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days!”

Then they removed the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that you always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that you sent Me.” And that is the answer to paragraph eight. And the comment, “Most Interesting!”

Then Jesus commanded with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”

What a stunning sight, for he, who had died came forth bound in grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Boisterously Jesus said, “Loose him, and let him go!”

In order to grasp the significance of what had occurred, the previous two discussions, should not only be read, but studied.

Just because a persons vital signs can’t be detected doesn’t mean that that person has died. Death occurs when the silver cord is loosed, and the spirit returns to God. (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:6-7).

How long can a person show no signs of life and still be alive. It’s unknown, apart from the four days Lazarus spent in his grave. (cp. John 11:1-44).

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the whereabouts of death – B

Death the last known encounter one engages in before exiting this world. But, when does death occur? Not always, when life’s vital signs fail to register. The suspected corpse may not be dead, just sleeping. It is not an unknown phenomenon!

Those, who practice in the mortuary sciences certainly don’t want that to get out, because it could be bad for business.

How long could one be just sleeping? Perhaps as long as long as four days, maybe longer. We’ll take a look at those incidences most likely tomorrow.

The reader might find yesterday’s discussion helpful. During pregnancy the unborn maintains life through its umbilical cord. The life stream between the the unborn and their Creator. Ones umbilical cord is of human origin. Divine Intelligence declares it to be the following. And, is the standard for when one dies.

“Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken. or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:6). Then the body declared to be dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God, who gave it.” (cp, Ecclesiastes 12:7).

Even after birth, when that life stream is disconnected, the God force remains within us. Death occurs, after that God force leaves its temple the human body. When, does that occur? It varies! But it is certain, as noted above.

Our Creator had this recorded for all of us. “For a thousand years in your sight, are like yesterday, when it is past, and like a watch in the night, you carry them away like a flood. They are like a sleep in the morning. They are like grass which grows up, in the evening it is cut down and withers.” (cp, Psalms 90:4-6).

“The days of our lives are seventy years, and if by reason of strength they are eighty years. Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off.” (cp. Psalms 90:10).

“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (cp. Psalms 90:12). And let this be known, “Since their days are determined, the number of their months is with You. You have appointed their limits, so that they cannot exceed them.” Job 14:5).

During this excursion called life a variety of help is available. “He shall give His angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (cp. Psalms 91:11-12).

And in the interim of this experience called life, this is recorded. “Vanity of vanities says the Preacher, all is vanity. And because the Preacher was wise, He still taught the people knowledge; yes, He pondered and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; so that what was written was upright and were words of truth.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:8-10).

“The words of the wise are like prodding’s, and the words of scholars are like well driven nails given by one Shepard. And furthermore, He admonished the making of many books  there is no end, and much studying is wearisome to the body.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:11-12).

“So lets hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep His commandments, for this is everyone’s all. For God will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).

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the whereabouts of death – A

Death the last encounter one engages in during their lives here on plant earth. It’s as mysterious as it is controversial. Because science has studied this phenomenon for eons of time. And, these great minds can’t agree upon a unanimous definition for death. Other than to agree that all humans will eventually die. Case closed? Not by any means!

All profound quandaries are solved through our Biblical scriptures. Concerning death it’s recorded that through one man death entered the world. (cp. Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12).

But, through the same Breath mercy followed. (cp. Romans 5:18-19).

But for some of us, death isn’t mysterious or controversial. A major concern occurs that when death is pronounced, has death really occurred? Some argue not always! Because they argue studies have shown that some people pronounced, as dead where prepared for burial while still alive. While others clinically dead, but for some reason escaped a quick trip to the mortuary. Giving credence to the adage rush them to mortuary before the corpse grows cold.

All that stirred my awareness that the issues should be discussed. And as a result some just sleeping may escape death. Because once the mortician gets them, if not dead, soon they will be. That is not said to suggest that fowl play is a factor. It’s more about ignorance concerning death.

Most don’t understand, or know, that there is a life force within us. And it’s distinctly separated from ones shell, or body which in itself has no life.

For simplicity purposes of identification, it’s our Creators Spirit. And that Spirit gives life to the unborn fetus, often referred to as the unborn’s umbilical cord.

Which in itself, when understood is quite miraculous. Because it’s the life force which transfer oxygen to the unborn fetus, and transfer waste from the unborn fetus.

Many do not intimately know this Padre! So for clarity purposes, he does not get involved with religious babel. Because it’s self centered, and most often promotes non-biblical dogma. Which just alienates the public, from what they need most, Jesus Christ.

But, for this discussion the exception is the rule. Every time a fetus is intentionally aborted it’s the process of murdering God! Because, God is the force that allows life. So not only did society find a way to brutally crucify His Son. The murder continues today through every human caused abortion.

What God instructed Moses to write from that mountain top centuries ago, and it’s very relevant today! “You shall not murder!” (cp. Exodus 20:13).

Discussion to be continued tomorrow.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family through the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10, then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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b on the run b 4 caught

A look into a surreal place defined as hell. There we find a trio of characters cast into hell. “And the devil, that deceived them was cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Where the beast and false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night and forever.” See Revelation 19:20; 20:10.

It’s argued that that is the destiny for all of humanity. Unless one is under the umbrella of Christendom. But, it has to be a particular brand of Christendom. And that can become a tedious task, as the brands of Christendom are as numerous, as the stars in the sky.

That will not be the fate for everyone a minority of clergy declare. They argue that passages of scriptures say otherwise. One such reference is found in the biblical book of Malachi 4:1. Which argues that people, who are not Christians will be thrown into the lake of fire and will be destroyed. But they will not be tormented through out all of eternity. See also the second death, Revelation 20:11-15.

A concept without eternal torment would be a disaster for the clergy of doom and gloom. Such schemes keep the pews well occupied and their bank accounts enriched. They are shameful entrepreneurs, in the business of empire building, and living lifestyles beyond the affordability of their parishioners.

Accomplished through myriads of false teaching. Like tithing and water baptism. Both became outdated, when God made the transition from the legalism of the law through temple obligations to grace.

People need to know that the requirements of temple obligations didn’t end with the Old Testament. But continued through the four gospels. And ended after Paul’s conversion, as recorded in the biblical book of Acts. With the expression of Christian being used for the first time in, Acts 11:26, “…. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”

What is grace? It’s God’s revelation concerning His Son’s finished work from the cross. And revealed, through Paul as the hidden mystery. Note: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom of God which God ordained before the ages for our glory.” See 1 Corinthians 2:7.

This is that revealed mystery. It’s found in Romans 10:9-10. Which declares, “That if, you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ. 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.” That’s God’s invitation for becoming a Christian. Nothing else! No tithing! No baptism! No church membership necessary!

However, this Padre recommends baptism by being submerged in water. As a testimony to ones newness of life through Christ Jesus. It’s an opportunity to invite family, and friends to share in such a celebratory occasion. As the baptized coming to the surface of the waters surface, sharing how they came to know Jesus as Redeemer and friend.

Unfortunately, churches today are some of the most abominable institutions within society. So it’s suggested start home Bible studies. Start studying Paul’s writings. Study them slowly and meticulously. They represent the foundation for understanding the rest of the Bible.

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rebel rousing jew

Pilate had handed Jesus over to His executioners. Who would brutally nail and hang him from a cross. Only to torture him some more until they heard His these words. “Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.” (Scriptural text: Luke 23:34). With His executioners thinking that they had silenced this rebel rousing Jew, forever!

But one controversy needed yet to be resolved. Pilate had written a title, and put it on the cross which Jesus hung from. Which read, “Jesus of NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.” Scriptural text: John 19:19). Then the religious authorities, no doubt dressed in their pompous attire confronted Pilate. Demanding, Write not, “The King of the Jews.” Just because He had said, “I am King of the Jews.” Pilate responded, “What I have written, I have written,” (Scriptural texts: John 19:21-22).

It would seem that Pilate had immense respect for Jesus. As he had the title he had written done in three languages Hebrew, Greek and Latin. (Scriptural text: John 19:20).

Perhaps sending the world this renowned message unwittingly reaching our world today. In every conceivable language. Which is the message heralded by one of God’s angels. By being air borne in the midst of the heavens. Having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth reaching every nation, tribe, tongue and people. (Scriptural text: Revelation 14:6).

Indeed the mysteriousness of our triune God confronts, and confuses all, who would silence the Christ message. Now that is good reason for you, and me His church to be jubilant! Prepared and engaged to bear much fruit as we journey the calendar until Holy Week 2022. Mocking His crucifier’s with people brought to redemption by Jesus. And with, every law reversed that dishonors our risen Christ.

Zachariah captured for us this haunting picture. “Then they will look upon Me whom they have pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” (Scriptural text: Zachariah 12:10 b).

The question to be answered individually because the church consists of individuals. Have you, have I, have we collectively reached the state of spiritual awareness that we indeed are grieving His murder? Beyond what, we would grieve for the loss of a loved one or a firstborn child? If so, then, we should be very angry because the mockery and torture of our Redeemer continues today. As, today’s executioners work to silence His church.

But the jubilant news is, He is King of Kings and Lord of lords. But be aware, “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them. For He is Lord of lords and King of Kings, and those, who are with Him are called chosen and faithful.” (Scriptural text: Revelation 17:14).

Christ is the one John saw among His churches as lampstands. (Scriptural text: Revelation 1:13. He also saw the mystery of seven stars in His right which are angels associated with his churches, you and me. (Scriptural text: Revelation 1:20).

Christ presented himself as a warrior because John was given this portrait to paint for His lampstands, you and me. So John begins his sketching, as one like the Son of Man. Clothed with a garment down to his feet and girded about His chest with a golden band.

His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire.

His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace. And His voice as the sound of many waters.

He had in His right hand seven stars. Out of His mouth went a sharp two edged sword. And His countenance was like the sun shinning in its strength. (Scriptural texts: Revelation 1:13-16).

The canvas is painted and conjures this picture. Yes! An unexpected picture of a warrior. A Christ, who is of royalty and sovereignty symbolized by His attire. It is a worthwhile study to be able to associate the names of God with His character. Because it’s how we get to know Him in His sovereign majesty.

In Genesis 1:1, His supremacy is established which reads, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Now we know that Jesus is God because He said, “The Father and I are one,” John 10:30. Therefore Jesus has the legal right to insist that the worlds peoples conform their behaviors according to His directives.

For now, our Warrior King has decided to show His weaponry through His lampstands, you and me. Some how, and rather mysteriously to us, He has given His lampstands the camouflage of His angels to make war. Why? Perhaps to assure His standing lampstands they will never be extinguished through His promise to His churches. When he told Peter, perhaps the first of God’s lampstands that the gates of hell would not prevail against His church. (Scriptural text: Matthew 16:18).

It is worthy to note that Peter never had any greater authority than any other lampstand or church. Christ is the Church and its Pontiff for the sake of clarity. And no mortal, has or will ever take His place.

His head of white hair is suggestive of durability painting for us His enduring reliability. With His eyes like a flame of fire. Guaranteeing that as our sovereign Pontiff. That He has the ability to see, and destroy, as it were, at will those, who cross the line to extinguish any of His churches.

His war like portrait featuring feet like brass which are indestructible. Having been well tested by the heat of hostile combat. Battle wary perhaps, but still with a voice like the sound of many waters. Suggesting that His churches will endure and that the gospel will be preached reaching every nation, language and people.

Reinforcing a weapon that the world has no defense against. Those seven stars, angels, in His right hand which when commanded by Jesus would be more lethal than the worlds stockpile of weapons.

Combined with oratory skills likened unto two edged sword. Assuring His churches that He is the Word, and as such, our preaching of His everlasting gospel is just that, everlasting! It’ll never be silenced no matter the worlds combined efforts. Because, He is our countenance, meaning Christ in us makes us one with Him. (Scriptural texts:1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16. And that combination, is picturesque of the sun shinning in its full strength!

Now that Jesus has confessed His credentials, as a warrior, where does that leave His church? It leaves His church with the responsibility of fighting the good war. Which is to be fought, with the weaponry aforementioned.

God inspired John to paint portraits of seven churches. It is thought that John combined them into one book sending them to all the known churches.

Elaborating upon certain characteristics of His church in Revelation chapters two and three. Some were good and others not so good. With an emphasis upon repentance and change. Showing that the church is really about people and not structures.

The key is to strengthen the good and eliminate the not so good, within each individual. Which is the source to spiritual empowerment. Then the collective churches can executed their mission successfully. Having at their disposal all the supernatural weapons of warfare.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek.

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Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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Our the Journey from the Cross

Christendom has recently completed its most sacred journey of our calendar year. With this being another in a series of discussions designed to make you angry but concluding with jubilance. Because unto us! Was given a Savior, who would save His people from their sins.

And in so doing, He was murdered, but death could not capture its prey. Because death is the result of sin, and Jesus was sinless. And today, Jesus manifests Himself through His church which is you and me! So be jubilant because you can’t be defeated and neither can I! Nor will we taste the second death.

Soon there will be discussions concerning death. Especially if one is worried about the funeral rites of interment. As to whether, or not, there is a hereafter? It’s a terrible unnecessary burden to bear. There is hope for people, who went to their grave denying the reality of life after death.

And so on that day centuries ago which is relived everyday since by far to few Christians. Who by their attitudes and behaviors mourn His torture. Just a though they were standing there, as Pilate took Jesus. And wiped Him, allowing his soldiers to twist a painful crown of thorns back and forth on His head. Then in mockery they put a purple robe on Jesus. Ridiculing Jesus, one can imagine with their smiles and laughter. Offering their collective voices in song like fashion. “Hail King of the Jews!” Then they struck Him with their hands.

Finally, Pilate had observed enough of this torturing of this brave man. So he went out to address the crowd once again. Saying, “Behold I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.”

Then Jesus made His way out to greet His executioners. Wearing His painful crown of thorns and purple robe. And Pilate made one last statement to them. “Behold the Man!” Signaling his respect for a courageous man that maybe he thought was more than just a mortal like himself. (Scriptural texts:John 19:1-5).

Where is this most courageous man ever to stand before Pilate? Where we would expect to find Him which is in the midst of His church. An institution not of concrete, wood or stained glass windows, but among people that He has pardoned as sinners. Saying to you and me, as he did to Peter, “And I also say unto you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Scriptural text: Matthew 16:18). Problematic experiences like misunderstandings, mockery, persecutions, prosecutions, jail, but not eradication.

Jesus is that rock, a solid substance that can’t be pulverized no matter what evils violently assail His people. And Peter would bear the responsibility, like you, and me to bear the testimony of Jesus. Even unto death, if necessary. Being responsible for chronicling what we have coined as the great commission received from heaven itself.

It came into being just before His execution occurred. When the apostle John observed this historic announcement. An angel flew in the midst of heaven holding the gospel to be preached. Reaching every nation, people and language. Saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Scriptural texts: Revelation 14:6-7).

Our responsibility is to first fear Him and then to give to Jesus our humble worship. Acknowledging His judgment as a sentence of death. And in our worship understanding that nothing occurs until Elohim which is translated meaning God. Who by His say so, made the heavens and earth, the seas and springs of water. In other words our primary duty is to glorify God with our praise, and to enjoy Him forever.

And the world has, and is today very engaged in destroying our primary duties to our God. And that should make all of Christendom very angry. But it doesn’t!

How do we know that Jesus is in the midst of His church? The apostle John by divine design was allowed to witness, and record the Christ presence to that effect. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day. And the Alpha and Omega said, “What you see write in a book and send it to the churches.” John then turned to see, who was speaking to him. He saw seven golden lampstands. One like the Son of Man. And He had in His right hand seven stars. John seeing Him, fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me. “Don’t be afraid; I am the the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen! And I have the keys to Hades and of death. (Scriptural texts: Revelation 1:10-18).

With Jesus being among His people, His Church. That is the answer to the assaulting powers that would destroy everything God has commissioned. And we, as His lampstands of light. In the midst of seven stars, His angels among His churches. Must become angry enough not to allow that to occur. (Scriptural text: Revelation 1:20).

For those who do, He sustains with this promise. Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you. But rejoice, to the extent that you partake of Christ’ sufferings, that, when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. (scriptural text: 1 Peter 4:12-14).

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, which creates the universality so many seek.

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in america something worth fighting for

Nature calls with her waning particularities in like manner. Because everything in nature has a beginning and ending, for our species, our waxing occurred by divine decree. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (cp. Genesis 2:7).

Fight for the celebration of life. Because, as America goes, so goes the world.

It’s what’s in between that we must make the most of. Because it’s divinely recorded, As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, to be flourished. For the wind passes over it; and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. (cp. Psalms 103:15-16).

The in between starts with this memorial commemoration of our slain Savior that death could not contain Him. Recorded for us in Zechariah are these humbling words. That should incite Christendom to war against those who disrespect our Christ with their Easter like shenanigans. “Then they shall look upon Me, whom they have pierced. Yes, they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him, as one grieves for a first born.” (cp. Zechariah 12:10b).

And that’s what every Holy Week should be about. Our liberator, who entered Jerusalem on the back of an ass. And paid for our sins on the cross. He would have it no other way. Divinely said this way, “For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all. But, the life He lives, He lives to God. (cp. Romans 6:10).

And with His single sacrificial act, we as a species, are very distinct from all others because we were created in His image. (Scriptural text: Genesis 1:27). And now, therefore, we are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and the household of God. (Scriptural text: Ephesians 2:19). That is the desired results from our celebration of Resurrection Sunday

With a new evolutionary cycle is in place lets march to this beat in preparation for Holy Week 2022. Making this happen for those outside the family of God. For we are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you are baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, there is neither slave or free, there is neither male or female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then, you are of Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Scriptural texts: Galatians 3:26-29).

In America that’s something worth fighting for. Because, as America goes, so goes the world.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek.

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

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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Aftermath of Easter

If one can get past the secularization of Easter, which should be celebrated as Resurrection Sunday. Because it is the greatest transformable experience available to humanity.

Many people are hurting from all kinds of emotional and physical assaults upon them. And there are many con artists out there, all to willing to offer bogus fixes. Unfortunately, the church is not necessarily exempt from such bogus fixes. Though in fairness some offer real solutions. The problem is finding such a church.

In reality the Christ remedy is available from the comfort of your home. No human intermediary is necessary. It starts with examining the following, and applying those words verbally to yourself. If necessary, meditate upon each of those words, and carefully apply them mentally.

The process is as follows, “And if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made is made unto salvation.” (cp. Romans 10:9-10).

It’s a supernatural transformation. Recorded as such, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but can not  tell where it comes and where it goes. So is everyone, who is born of the Spirit.” (cp. John 3:8).

Over time such an experience unfolds in some instantaneously as perhaps magical. It’s not, it’s spiritual growth. Do you know an infant child, who can calculate an algebraic formula? So, here’s the spiritual formula. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they have become new creations. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Over the years the following declarations have become my most appreciative scriptures. I can’t explain why. There’s something so very comfortable about them. “Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death. That just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we should walk in the newness of life.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.

Knowing this, that our old personage was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.

For they, who have died are free from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe 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 6:3-10).

Not one of us? You can’t experience any of the aforementioned until you become one of us. Follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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 interests available to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

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White House celebrates the arrest of Christianity

Holy Week moved closer to its climax, when Jesus cried with a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?” (Scriptural text: Matthew 27:46). John in chapter 19:30, put it this way. When Jesus, therefore, had received the vinegar, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” Adding more closure to the seven days that changed the world.

Good thing it happened then because the modern church is only up to capitulation and not change. As typified, by the annual Easter egg roll on the Monday after Resurrection Sunday.

The government should be afraid of angering Christians because of such mockery. Especially as one considers the drama of the past week and what it’s suppose to mean for us today. Consider carefully the following and determine your role today and beyond. There may not be many tomorrows because the age of the church will end, so that the next age can begin. It’ll be a terrifying seven years.

It started eight days ago, when two disciples did as Jesus instructed. They brought to Him an ass, and a colt, the foul of an ass. (Scriptural texts: Matthew 21:2;5-7).

Then the multitudes, who went before, and those who followed, cried saying, “HOSANNA-meaning liberator-the Son of David! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord! HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!” (Scriptural text: Matthew 21:9).

And when He came to Jerusalem, all the city was moved saying, “Who is this?” So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.” (Scriptural text: Matthew 21:11).

And the week ended victoriously, and behold there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. (Scriptural text: Matthew 28:2). And for, fear of him the keepers (guards sent by Pilate) did shake, and became as dead men. (Scriptural text: Matthew 28:4).

And the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know you seek Jesus, who was crucified. HE IS NOT HEAR; FOR HE IS RISEN, AS HE SAID, COME SEE THE PLACE WHERE THE LORD LAY.” (Scriptural texts: Matthew 28 5-6).

Ending the old agreement of life under the Mosaic law with all of it’s Jewish customs and rituals. Which served as a preparatory avenue for the ushering in of a new agreement between humanity and God.

A contract between we Christians and God which reads, “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead through the body of Christ, so that you are married to another. To Him, who was raised from the dead, and we should bear fruit to God. Because, we have been delivered from the law. Having died to what had condemned us. Now we should serve in the newness of the Spirit without being slaves to the oldness of the law.” See Romans 7:4;6.

Which has not been accepted by most Jewish people within Israel and through out the world. For that matter, this new agreement has been rejected by many within the so called Christian community. And vigorously rejected by most of the secular world. Except for the pompous ceremony and sparkling glamour of Easter.

And for their rejection of Hosanna, the liberator of secular troubles. Instead spiritual blindness is their inherited burden. Absent for them, is a Comforter, a helpful companion during troublesome times.

They like the guards sent by Pilate to guard His grave, they became as dead people just like much of Christendom today. And, that is the sad story of Holy Week.

Hosanna in the highest, would have us honor His resurrection by serving as liberators for those burdened with secular needs and spiritual darkness.

Easter, ever wonder where such an expression originated? Certainly not from Jesus. From previous discussions about those seven days, Jesus left clear instructions as to how He wanted to be remembered. He did not mention anything about a thing called Easter!

As best, as can be determine, Easter is a derivation of Eostra, the goddess of both dawn and spring. Supposedly, it dates back to the honoring of the vernal equinox of spring. Employing the Easter rabbit as a symbol of fertility, with the colored eggs symbolizing the growth of new life.

Well, one thing we know, Easter is what Holy Week is mostly about for most of Christendom. Who benefits, the most from the celebration of Easter? The very segments of society Jesus fought with. The merchants, government and apostate religions! The sales associated with Easter jingles ample profits into their collective bank accounts. Making the Easter season one the most profitable of the year. Especially, for area restaurants.

Governments love the Easter season too. Because the Easter season is seen by them as a means of keeping the population in check. Meaning none of this nonsense Jesus encouraged. Like a government responsibility to use its influence to encourage its citizens to understand that secular and spiritual solutions are found through their Father in heaven. And, that governments needs to absorb wise godly counsel from the church.

Whether Christ followers like it or not, governments do not, do anything out of fear of the church. Angering Christians over such mockery of what the season really means never enters the minds of most modern day politicians. Instead the government sees its role as enriching the few and impoverishing the many. Contrary to the secondary meaning of what what the season is about. Which is, one of liberation from the lack daily substances for survival.

Of course, the primary purpose being, “Unless you repent you shall likewise perish.” See Luke 13:1-3. And today, who is right there opposing the Christ way? By supporting government shenanigans, none other than many, not all, Christian churches. Celebrating by ignorance or on purpose paganism.

In the United States, one might argue that the government celebrates the arrest of Christianity with its annual, White House Easter roll. Which dates back to 1878, and takes place on Easter Monday.

If we the church, today practiced the teachings of Christ. There would be no such annual shenanigans. But today, if such bravery were attempted the government would have us arrested as extremist and labeling us a dangerous militia.

Which may be a good thing because there is a need to put the fear of God among those, who think that they know better than Jesus, what is good for the nation. And if you have read previous discussions, that represents blasphemy. A sin God condemns, but has been twisted to mean something that’s misleading.

This is some of what it takes to make the church effective in a modern twenty first century society. The Resurrection is about choice. It is recorded in Deuteronomy 30:19, “I call haven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your decedents may live.”

From Joshua 24:15, “And if it seems evil to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…. But as for me and my house, we shall serve the LORD.” Should the decision be made not to agree with Moses and Joshua to choose life and serve the Lord. Jesus makes the consequences quite clear. And they, who do not take up the cross and follow after Me are not worthy of Me.” (Scriptural text: Matthew 10:38).

Being unworthy of Jesus is something to be avoided. Because, it has only negative consequences. Empires like the United States slowly disappear while on there way to nothingness. While, the people bear much suffering in the process.

There are tell tale signs along the way such as governmental confusion as to how to govern. Lawlessness increases exponentially and moral decadence becomes the new normal.

Like, President Biden’s, Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg referring to his male partner as his husband. When such is the case, as in the United States, this then is her destiny. Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Scriptural text: Psalms 127:1).

There is a certain amount of self denial required when following Jesus. He said, those who will follow me, must deny themselves, and take up My cause as symbolized by the My cross. (Scriptural text: Mark 8:34). “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.” (Scriptural text: Mark 8:35).

Such statements have to do with arguing for the daily provisions of basic substance necessary for human survival. And, check mating merchants, unfair labor practices. Along with apostate Christendom, and their fascist republican politicians. Combined who are sure to stand in the way of Resurrection Sunday’s climatic call for liberation.

It’s in that context that the preaching of the gospel is never absent. The power of the gospel is the world changer. It’s a weapon of war as metaphorically illustrated by the Psalmist concerning another declared evil. Psalms 127:3-5, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD. The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. They shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”

There are other worthy battles to be fought. Against those, who oppose universal health care. ObamaCare was a start, but we need to take the next step Medicare for all. Livable wages indexed to inflation, restructuring the tax system, universal affordable housing, free education beyond high school, reigning in global warming, embryonic stem cell research, limiting war to just wars like the war against Nazism, and today, the war against Islam a parallel evil. Just to cite a few examples.

And never to be forgotten, the words of Jesus. As to who are the greater sinners. Using the Galileans, the unfortunate people who experienced death accidentally and is used metaphorically “I tell you, no; but unless you repent, you will likewise perish.” (Texts: Luke 13:1-5).

To do otherwise would be to succumb to our Caesar’s. They cried out! “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” Pilate said unto them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, we have no king but Caesar!” (Scriptural text: John 19:15). And that is the echoing call, of modern day America. Lead sadly enough, by most of Christendom.

A nation that has chosen death over life. With God keeping a careful record. And if anyone has noticed, we, and our decedents seem to be headed towards a very dismal tomorrow. (Scriptural text: Deuteronomy 30:15). Because, so few are able to hear the centuries old echo from Joshua. “As for me and my house, we shall serve the LORD.”

And by all means, keep your quiver full of arrows. And know that however, you use those dimensional mysteriousness of those arrows they pierce not causing death but life. For it is recorded. The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Scriptural text: Hebrews 4:12). From your quiver of arrows, pray that those shot, will experience confessed sins and acceptance of Christ, as redeemer and life reformer. Declaring that they, and their household shall serve the LORD.

Glorious, and victorious resurrection to all, as we journey to Holy Week 2022. May His cause be lived through us. As it’s recorded for us, “They who say that they abide in Him, ought themselves walk as He walked.” (Scriptural text: 1 John 2:6). The true meaning of Holy Week with its climatic discovery of service to the risen Christ.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek.

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 interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be arranged through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

Reviewing the War March of Holy Week B

Christendoms holiest of weeks offers many supernatural lessons which are foreign to much of Christendom. Which is most likely the reason, why the church is a shrinking rather than a growing institution. It had its beginning in a synagogue in Capernaum, Israel. With Jesus later saying this, “The world can not hate you, but it hates Me because I testify against it, that their works are evil.” (cp. John 7:7).

It was hoped by the religious, and political authorities that His execution would end His threat to them. It took awhile, but that’s pretty much the way it is today.

One of the supernatural lessons about Holy Week is that in His death, we have life beyond the grave. But life through Christ, is a gift that carries many responsibilities. One of which is to give clarity, as to why being a Christ devotee is superior to being entrenched in lifestyles, which are opposed to the Christ spectrum of behaviors. Whether it’s personal lifestyles, or the way elected leaders govern.

Jesus gave us something very special which is for rejuvenation purposes for the war exhausted Christ warrior. So, Jesus entering Jerusalem, with many people having come to the feast (Jewish Passover or Feast of Unleavened Bread), if there is a history to be known it’s that history. Because today it carries this commemoration, (1) Palm Sunday is an act of remembrance. “For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till he returns.” (Scriptural text:1 Corinthians 11:26).

(2) It’s about life, not death. “Most assuredly, I say say unto you. Those that believe on me have everlasting life. I am the bread of life.” (Scriptural texts:John 6:47-48). Jesus then contrasted the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, with those people who are now dead. (Scriptural text:John 6:49).

With the miracle of substantiation meaning how one thing becomes another. A man and a woman stand at the alter of holy matrimony and are declared husband and wife. It’s an unexplainable miracle how those two people become one. But, Genesis 2:24, declares it to be so. So it is with the following supernatural lesson of John 6:50-51, “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, they shall live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” As then, so it is today with people wondering how can this Man give us His flesh to eat? verse 52.

Then with Jesus quickly responding with this statement, “Most assuredly I say unto you. Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, you have no life in you. They who eat My flesh, and drink My blood, you have eternal life; and I will raise them up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed and My blood is drink indeed. They that eat My flesh, and drink My blood, dwells in Me, and I in them. As the living Father has sent Me, and I live by the Father, so they who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven. Not as your fathers ate the manna and are dead. They who eat this bread will live forever.” (Scriptural texts John 6:53-58).

Following that conversation, the next day people took palm branches, and went to greet him, and cried, Hosanna! (meaning liberator) Blessed is the King of Israel, that comes in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when He had found a young ass, sat upon it, as it was written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold your King comes sitting on an ass’s colt.” (Scriptural texts:John 12:13-15). Jesus brought His messianic message to His people which they rejected then and still reject.

Nevertheless Christendom must stand with Israel for reasons that will unfold. Christendom must oppose all attempts that would compromise Israel in any way. As most know that in late 2012, the United Nations General Assembly took a step closer to granting statehood to the Palestinians by upgrading their status to being a nonmember state. It has many ramifications one of which is to use the World Court to prosecute Israeli leaders for occupying Palestinian lands. Which Israel captured in its defensive war, including Jerusalem, against the entire Arab/Muslim world.

Should that occur, it would be a betrayal of Israel. Because, the United States came into existence through our ancestry relationship with Israel. The people of Israel, and the United States are one people. Making us an inseparable people. A bond many despise, especially the Arab/Muslim world. Putting it bluntly, any world body, nation state, individual that refuses to stand with Israel is an enemy of Jesus.

But, that being what it is, should the aforementioned move to harm Israel. It’ll bring with it severe consequences. We have these promises from Genesis 12:1-3. First Abraham was told to go to a land that we know as Palestine or Canaan. There Israel would become a great nation and would be blessed. With Israel becoming a blessing to the world community. With the eternal God of Israel promising to bless those who bless Israel or curse them that refuse.

The week of all weeks, Holy Week, which is sacred to all true believers in Christ. Israel can not be compromised, as though Jerusalem has little significance’s to us.

Well it does have significance, as Jesus arrived in Jerusalem to start Holy Week. And will reign from there, when He establishes His earthly kingdom there. That process started when it was announced that the King of Israel had arrived. (Scriptural text:John 12:13). Making a statement that Jerusalem belonged to the Jewish Christian alliance.

Wake up O! Body of Believers, our sovereignty as a bonded people with Israel is under attack on many fronts. Through the nations legitimatizing of gay unions. By so doing they have sided with Satan by cursing God. Defying what God said makes for a marriage. Which is a union of a man and a woman.

Christendom needs to learn how to act up, so it can act out with out violence. One suspects that modern day Christendom doesn’t have the slightest clue as to how to act up so it act without violence. Perhaps if learned, then maybe, God will spare America from destruction awhile longer.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. The note verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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

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

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can meet. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

Echos through the centuries A

Today, and everyday, we should commemorate these words. So when Jesus had received the vinegar, 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 breath. 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 breath, saying, “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.

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Worlds foremost revolutionary executed-Saturday C

Yesterday observed as ‘Mournful Friday’ by Christendoms revolutionaries because a fellow human being was killed by the state and the religious leaders of His day. Very much like us because it is written, “For we have not an high priest, who can not be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin,” Hebrews 5:15.

Wherever Jesus went He encouraged resistance to state policies and held the religionist in perfect contempt. Because He said, “I and my Father are one and the same,” John 10:30;14:7;1 John 5:7, and, “Repent or you shall likewise perish,” Luke 13:3. Words still disdained today by Christ deniers whether politicians, religionist and a significant part of the general public.

They thought His death would silence His small movement. They were correct. The modern church is the perfect whore of the state. We have His disdain for governments recorded in Isaiah 40:15. And His contempt for the church in Revelation 3:14-17. Together today, they have pretty much silenced the Christ objection to state and religious corruption.

So with suspicion of future events Christ offered some parting words.” It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His Spirit. John 19:30

Standing near the execution spot was the mother of Christ, and Mary Magdalene His personal adviser perhaps history’s most influential women. Jesus looked at His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing near by, He said to His mother, “Woman behold your Son,” John 19:26. Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home, John 19:27.

From those words from Jesus, “Woman behold your son.” Many seek her supernatural intersession. Such an unfortunate occurrence, though blessed is the mother of Christ. Jesus never said that His mother could intercede on behalf of we sinners.

From time to time history puts forth an unusual person, sometimes a man like Jesus and at other times a woman like Mary Magdalene. Who then stand up and oppose the corruption of the state and church.

We know what Jesus did. But few know that it was Mary Magdalene, who held the disciples together after the torturous murder of Jesus. According to the Gnostic Bible, found in The Gospel of Mary, “The students were grieved. They wept profoundly saying, “How can we go to the gentiles and preach the gospel of the kingdom of the human child? If they did not spare Him, will we be spared?”

Then Mary stood up, greeted them all, and said to her brothers, “Do not weep and do grieve or be irresolute, for His grace will be fully with you and will protect you. Rather let us praise His greatness. He has prepared us for destiny, and like Himself, He has made us truly human.”

When Mary said this, she turned their hearts to the good, and they began to discuss the words of the Savior.

That was then but what about today? So the question is asked? What have you done to oppose the ineffectiveness of the state and church? And is there anything that we can do collectively to make the state more answerable to God’s edicts? And the church, a combative operative of the revolutionary Christ? Destroying the church as a snuggle bunny of the state! Can you not see how unchristian America has become from her past?

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worlds foremost conversation B

But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb.

And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and the other at the feet where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

Now when she had said that, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Until Jesus said to her, “Woman why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him “Rabboni!” Which is to say teacher. Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'” (cp. John 20:11-17 NKJV).

“I will praise You, for You have answered me, and have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the Chief cornerstone. This was the LORD’s doing. It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (cp. Psalms 118:21-24 NKJV).

The journey of His resurrection continues, “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.” (cp: Colossians 3:1 NKJV).

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden in God. When Christ, who is our life appears, than you also will appear with Him in glory.” (cp. Colossians 3:2-4 NKJV).

Yes! The world’s foremost conversation and hopefully Christendoms response. With great renewed strength and determination from all the previous discussions of the season.

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Not an ordinary Saturday-A

Because it was Preparation Day, the Jewish Sabbath dead bodies weren’t allowed to remain on the cross. The Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken? And that they be allowed to take Christ, and the other two away.

Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of both men, who were crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out, For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled. “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” And again another scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.” (Scriptural texts: John 19:31-37).

Setting the stage for this future historic occurrence. Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him. And all the nations of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “Who is and was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Scriptural texts: Revelation 1:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

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The undertaker came but in fear Pt-4

With this utterance by Jesus, “It is finished.” He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. And all the power brokers, one suspects, sighed with relief because their power and authority remained intact.

Little did they know that what they thought they had ended was just beginning.

After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus; but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he might take away Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission.

And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as was the custom of the Jews concerning burials.

Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus because of the Jews Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby. (Scriptural texts John 19:30;38-42).

And all was quiet, so it seemed; but Jesus, had already prepared His disciples for centuries long tours of duties. Tagged as, “Dreams to live hope to give.” Up for the task, are you? If so, see that discussion dated, 31 March 2021.

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memorials galore-Good Friday Pt-3

Different perspectives can be cast for this day. It was filled with plenty of drama. Eventually, concluding with the murder of Jesus. With both the religious and secular authorities being complicit in His execution by Crucifixion. A typical Roman punishment.

From the events of the week, Christians should understand that religion, politics, and the Christ way do not mix. Christianity should not be seen as a religion! It is though because it has been severely corrupted. Think in terms of a Christ movement as a band of confederates. Absent concrete, wood and stained glass windows.

And certainly, absent profiteers extraordinary known as clergy. Who are into empire building, as a means of proving that God favors them, as opposed to the revolutionary workers of Christ the very fragrance of Christ.

While the religious profiteers are nothing more than the whores of the state through their, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 (c)(3) status. A blatantly anti-Christ governmental authority. To the government it’s worth the tax exemption in order to keep tract of church doings. Hard to be a rebel confederate extraordinary while being a mistress of the government.

Sincere Christ confederates operate at their best without any type of hierarchy. All that stuff was added as time progressed. It served, and still serves as a means of securing manipulative power structures. Inflicting nothing but mental, emotional and physical anguish. Some very brutal leading to serious injuries and even suicides.

It’s different for Europe because Europe politically is endangered by Islam. Europe sees the Christianization of their states, as a means of religious and political salvation from Islam. It’s a very dangerous trend because it allows governments to speak for God. And, who better represents the government than the Roman Pope?

And, it’s a trend moving across the United States. Where clergy can have their sermons and activities censored. The spirit of Holy Week is not to allow the government to censor or meddle in church functions. No matter how carnal or spiritual the church may be. The Christ doctrines, hands off!

This padre has argued repeatedly that organized religion is one of the greatest calamities ever inflicted upon humanity. That is because humanity is not fit to speak for God. When a politician announces that he or she is a Christian; run for cover because such twin evils are antagonistic to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ spent His life, especially His last week of life fighting religion and politics. Are the two any different today? Of course not, so the Christ movement of Holy Week continues. Liberating humanity from the clutches of religion and government. Demanding that the two provide for the necessary substances for everyday survival of the people.

Think in terms of Catholicisms influence upon Europe. Along with Protestantism influence there. There you have a stagnant Christ bogged down with traditionalism, but without the power of the resurrected Christ the whole point of Holy week. With people identifying with the influences of religious denominations. Absent the get up, and fight, for the principles advocated by Christ.

Change yourself, change your world which Requires experiential newness of life. See 2 Corinthians 5:17, making you ready to become a rebel confederate. That verse reads as follows, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they have become new creations; old things are passed away; behold all things have become new.”

That’s what Holy Week is all about. Because in the end, it was all about the creation of another responsibility. One of being His ambassadors, 2 Corinthians 5:20. Whose duties are enumerated in verses 18-19.

Making it clear by making it simple see Romans 10:9-10. It doesn’t cost anything, no tithing, no baptism, no joining. Just confession and belief. And look at what it can accomplish which is the healing of fractured race relations. Including the solving the nations immigration quagmire and so much more.

The calendar of Jesus was packed with 29 encounters. Some pleasant but most very antagonistic to His message and mission. Jesus never said anything about giving special attention to several days branded as, Good Friday-Easter Sunday.

Here is what He taught followers about the observance of His life and death. It’s found in, Matthew 26:26-29. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it, broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat, this is My body. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks” And gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” But I say to you, “I will not drink of this fruit from now on until that day, when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” That kingdom will be here on this earth.

Holy Week, seven days that changed the world forever. A period of time in which Jesus would introduce a new contract between Himself and the world community. The eating of bread, the sacrificial crucified substance of His body. Combined with the drinking of His blood for the remission of sins.

During the absence of Jesus Christians have three primary obligations. Offer the gospel to the world community, for the forgiveness of sins, and to provide for their daily needs. And, to continue to pay tribute to Mary Magdalene. See Matthew 26:13. And, she’s remembered every time we participate in the Lord’s supper.

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Behold the Man Good Friday Pt-2

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scriptures might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a jug full of vinegar was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it on javelin, and lifted it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His Spirit. (Scriptural texts:John 19:28-30).

“But if the Spirit of Him, who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Scriptural text:Romans 8:11).

But there is a prerequisite, it’s found in Romans 10:9-10 which reads, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe with your heart that God has 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.” Then notice verses 11-13, which creates the universality so many seek. Blessings!

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Mocking Torture Jesus Pt-1

So then, Pilate took Jesus and whipped Him. And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. Then they said, “Hail King of the Jews!” Done to mock, Jesus, and then they struck Him with their hands.

Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault with Him.” Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!” Histories greatest statement.

When the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “You take Him for I find no fault in Him.” The Jews answered him, “We have a law and according to our law He ought to die because He made Himself the Son of God.”

When Pilate heard that saying, he was more afraid, and went out again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. Then Pilate said to Him, “Are you not speaking to me?” Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?”

Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out saying, “If you let this man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.”

When Pilate heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called, The Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King!” The chief priest answered, “We have no king but Caesar!” Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they led Him away.

And He was bearing His cross, going out to a place called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him. One on each side of Jesus.

Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then many of the Jews read the title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. The chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, The King of the Jews,” but, He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” (Scriptural texts:John 19:1-22).

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