a hell of an experience

“In reality there is not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then will peek out and show itself,” Ben Franklin.

Pride with its forces has plagued and ruined individuals, torn apart the best of friends, splintered families into nothingness.

So what’s the answer to Franklin’s analogy? Pride is a matter of attitude whether from the victims or the perpetrators perspective. If being victimized the greater the distance from the perpetrator the better. It’s a behavior that has no outward remedy.

If one is the perpetrator of pride, eventually this will occur. Prideful attitudes have a way of alienating one from others because pride is very transparent, and who wants to be around a self gloating egotist. One of the writer’s of Proverbs put it this way, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, then to divide the spoil the proud.” See Proverbs 16:18-20.

Tis the holiday season which serves as an ideal time to make amends in attitude and behavior. It’s also a time, when others are inclined to forgive and include. Inclusiveness is something we all want and need. Happy and successful holidays.

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a lifestyle worth having

With skills of alertness ways to navigate the day.

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

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

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

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

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

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Winged lion & USA

On this day that we celebrate America with thanksgiving. As a gift from God beyond the earthly adventurers, who have shelved America as a gift from God; having commercialized the day.

Here is the non-commercialized version of America. Recalling the lion with wings like an eagle. With the wings being plucked of, as the eagle gained its independence from Great Britain. With this eagle given the feet of a man and made to stand up. And, given the heart of a man, Daniel 7:4. Whom the nation tagged as Uncle Sam, charitable at home and abroad. Even unto death was this great bald eagle, as she boldly liberated the world from the abyss so often. For the sake of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Be grateful that you have not forgotten, “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you,” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

America has many foreign gods today which are worshiped by far to many people. Two of them are commercialism and consumerism. And they are converting the nation from a place prosperity, power with national and global influence. To a nation of nothingness, as far as prosperity, power with national and global influence.

And that is why the ten horned beast of Daniel 7:7, and, Revelation 17:12-18 is going to trample America and give her a brutal god to worship. And this god, will also be a triune deity. And a third of her is here today in her infancy. And when grown up, she’ll be known as Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth. Curious? Read about her in Revelation seventeen.

Let not any of this spoil your festivities, if you are secure through the saving grace of Jesus. Though times will be hard to endure, know this from Daniel and John. “I beheld then because of the great voice of the great words which the horn spake. I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame,” Daniel 7:11. In due time after giving the world what it wanted, Rev. 17:17, a kingdom without God in it. Then, “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her!” Revelation 18:20.

Focus on what’s important, “Despise not prophecies. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from every form of evil,” 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21.

trip down memory lane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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volatility defined

Perhaps you, like me have noticed a disturbing reality. With Journalist reporting that heads of state now see the United States on the world scene as a spectator and not a decider. A new reality that most Americans haven’t absorbed it.

For world leaders, who are now the deciders in the volatile Middle East are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Erdogan will be busy attempting to re-establish the Ottman Empire. With China become the global powerhouse economically and militarily. Each President will have a specific agenda concerning their embedded spear of influence. But they all have one agenda that they share which is to destroy Israel. And that’s why the Middle East will remain the bomb waiting to be exploded into global horror.

It will explode making the United States, and its Nato Allies to the above governments a nuisance of the past. Because the United States has sacrificed its spirituality upon the alter of paganism.

And when the fires of destruction strike the European Union will eventually be dissolved into a ten state confederation. It appears that this ten state confederation will be the rebirth of the ancient Roman empire that existed during the lifetime of Christ. Like its predecessor it’ll brutalize the world community with terrorizing power. That empire will control international banking. To the point that nation states will not be able to engage in economic commerce without being in submission to its global agenda.

It’s power, and influence will be massive and impressive. Accomplishing what no other government was able to do. Negotiate a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians.

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perspectives

Human history reduced to 177 words. And in the end we’ll discover that nothing has change over the centuries.

God has made from one blood every nation of people, who dwell upon the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times, and the boundaries of their dwellings, verse 26.

So that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him. Though He is not far from each of us. For in Him, we live, and move and have our being, for in Him we live and move, as also some if your poets have said, for we also are His offspring, verse 27-28.

Therefore, we are the offspring of God. We ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising, verse 29.

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

And now, the unchanged a carry over from previous centuries. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, “We will hear you again on this matter.” See Acts 17:32. It all boils down to a refusal to accept that there is life, after death, but only through the resurrection of Jesus. And the mockers and deniers continue insisting, we’ll hear you again on this matter. And the world will continue to be torn and shredded to smithereens.

And, God the Father will have had enough of human nonsense. Combined with the nothingness of the one institution designed to be a world changer, but become the problem. The church!

So by instinctive knowing suddenly it’s all gone. That is this age and ushered in is a new time. A precursor to yet a more horrible time. Then a new kingdom is ushered in, a time of  getting along with each other that once occurred in a place called Eden.

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a raging inferno

There is a guy named trump that some think to be a tramp. No matter how one cuts the deck in his defense. And many do, especially Christian evangelicals. Particularly those, who call themselves Pentecostals. The tramp, their current standard bearer is not presidential!

Equally dangerous are those, who call themselves Christians but their stances upon Christ doctrines say otherwise. To pick up on a trump cliche, the are mostly non-trumper’s!

Causing growing numbers of people of morals, and character not wanting to be associated with the church of any ism.

All that covers conservatives, liberals and leftest. Whose’s left hopefully independents. Who maybe can become the nation savers. Overwhelming task one suspects. Unless we can tap into a universal energy called divine providence.

Beware America, because personal individual circumstances are not as rosy, as the donald and clan would have us believe. The donald has mesmerized a significant number of people within the population making the donald and clan very dangerous.

If, trump survives impeachment which he most likely will. But not because of innocence, but because the Republicans have put prestige and power, ahead of patriotism and country. Making the 2020 election cycle one of the most consequential presidential cycles in American history.

However, should, Pete Buttigieg manage to become the 46 president of this country. The nation might be better off with a two term trump presidency. Find out why, and who might be the nations best chance for 2020. Just like I was glued to observing the congressional impeachment hearings, so it has been with the democratic presidential candidates. For a thought provoking time of conversation make arrangements through the Contact Us link on my Home page.

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tiz the season 4 story telling

Think about what is to follow in the light of the congressional impeachment hearings of Donald J. Trump. It’ll take some inferential thinking but similarities are there.

Trump was not elected by the people. He lost the popular vote by three million votes. He was awarded the presidency by the antiquated Electoral College. Denying the Democrats the White House twice in modern history. I argue that America, and the world would be better off had Gore and Clinton had become the nations presidents

A fox, and a monkey, as they journeyed they disputed at great length about the nobility of their lineage. When they reached a certain place on the road, the monkey fixed his gaze upon it and uttered a groan. The fox asked what was wrong with him. The monkey pointed to some tombs that stood there. “Don’t you expect me to mourn,” said the fox.  “When I behold the sepulchres of the slaves and freemen of my ancestors, ” replied the monkey. Answered the fox, “Lie to your hearts content. They will not rise up and contradict you.”

It is with men who are impostors. They never boast  more loudly when there is no one to expose them. Source: Penguin Classics: Fables of Aesop – “Dead Men Tell No Tales”

The Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee lied to their hearts content that the impeachment witnesses proved no first hand knowledge of any so called, “quid pro quo.” They didn’t! But we all know, that numerous second hand knowledge in a court of law renders a conviction. Making such knowledgeable testimony applicable to the House impeachment hearings.

Furthermore, a defiant Trump has instructed people with first hand knowledge of his high crimes and misdemeanors to ignore lawful subpoenas. Knowing that Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former U.S. National Security, John Bolton, all would give first hand knowledge of his impeachable crimes. And as such, represent the burial grounds of truth. Heightened by not allowing witnesses like, Lt. Col. Alexander Semyon Vindman, to access to personal information that would be of assistance when testifying. Vilifying distinguished and accomplished, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

But all the stout of heart, who defied, the donald, who wouldn’t allow their testimonies to remain in the Trump’s political grave yard. Deciding that patriotism, and duty to country superseded the sepulchers of the Trump white House.

So in the end their combined testimonies proved that there was a quid pro quo and that Trump committed the crime of bribery. And after the impeachment articles are sent to senate for trial, unless a miracle occurs, trump won’t be impeached. Because the Republicans will choose party allegiance over patriotism and duty to country. So the sepulcher is being dug and all that remains is the notice, “Here Lies The Once Keepers Of Freedom, Liberty And Justice The United States.”

The fate of America is not in the corrupted wits of the Democrats or Republicans. It belongs to us the electorate! We must do away with party first country second. So some might be asking how? Got some how’s. Like working to abolish the Electoral College! Engage this Padre in some how’s and do’s. Arrangements made through the Contact Us link on my Home page.

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How about a critique of the life Bonhoffer, born, 04 February 1906, died, 09 April 1945, Flossenburg Concentration camp, Germany.

During these days, when America is teetering next to the edge of Trump’s preempted grave for America. And seemingly anxious to place his sepulcher upon America. Some Bonhoeffer’s are sure to be needed.

 

 

2 tales of telling

A amaranth grew beside a rose, “How lovely you are’ it said to the rose, and, ‘desirable in the eyes of the gods and men! I compliment you on your beauty and your fragrance.'”

“But my life,’ replied the rose, ‘is a short one; even if no one cuts me, I wither. You continue to bloom and remain always fresh as you are now.'”

It is better to be content with little, and live long, then to enjoy a short spell of luxury, and then exchange it for misfortune, or even death.

Source: Penguin Classics Fables of Aesop – A Faded Flower that Fades Not

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

But those, who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, for which some strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves with many sorrows. See 1 Timothy 6:6-10.

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when time changes and things don’t

A comprehensive treasure for the understanding their times and ours. Laying out ancient ways which in many ways haven’t changed over the centuries. In some cases they’ve become more sophisticated. By stooping to being more barbaric.

Think Western democracies verses Islamic totalitarian hierarchies and domains of atheistic governance. The choice most would choose is to live within Western democracies. Why? Because the foundation of their governance is based upon Judeo-Christian principles. The other domains are tyrannical and oppressive. That’s their history from ancient times to ours. Judeo-Christian is best!

The purpose of this discussion is to show why Western style democracies are superior to all other forms of governance. Three men, who were governors, within a particular empire refused to pay homage to a 90 foot pure gold statue. Which the King, had erected to commemorate his greatness.

An informer came to the King, and said, “There are three governors within you empire, who refuse to worship your golden image. And, they refuse to serve your gods.

Wanting them dead the informer reminded the King of his decreed punishment. Saying, “Such offenders were to be cast into the burning furnace.” But the King liked his governors, so he offered them a pardon.

So he had the three offenders brought before him. And said, “Upon hearing the musical sounds; you will fall down, and worship the image which I have made. If you don’t, you’ll be cast immediately into the burning fiery furnace,” And then in a stern manner, the King mocked, “And who is the god, who will deliver you from my hand?”

The three were though tossed into that fiery furnace, but delivered mysteriously by a force thought to be Jesus. The lesson serves as a precursor to nation transformation.

Here’s what makes the Holy Writ so very special. History takes tyrannical ways and truths and makes them contemporary.  Consider Germany, Italy and Japan.

It works as such, “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”

Then what? Note carefully. “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” See 2 Corinthians 5:18.

It’s the same process for the saving nations with this difference. God through His son reconciled us to Himself, Now, we through Jesus reconcile the nations to God through Him. Yesterdays discussion, “It Is What It Is,” it might shed some light upon this discussion. “After all, are they not all ministering spirits sent forth for those (individuals and nations), who will inherit salvation.” See Hebrews 1:14.

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resistance requires courage

Deep in the kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar the mighty and fearless ruler of the Babylonian empire lived three men. They were unknown to each other, but shared the same thoughts about the King’s edict. They were known as Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. They had gained the respect of a sage within the empire named Daniel. Daniel, who served as Nebuchadnezzar personal adviser.

As the tale unfolds, we’ll see, who was the superior adviser. One  known fact is that Daniel managed to avoid the heat for his advice. Although the same can not be said for the other three, who are central characters of this historical tale. And of course that mysterious fourth person, who became their sustainer.

Daniel had advised the King to appoint the three men as governors for his provinces which he did. Then the King issued an edict which declared that all people within his kingdom were to bow to the ground. In worship of his statue. Each of these men had decided that would not pay homage to the King’s edict.

So when, the sound of musical instruments sounded through out the kingdom. Which served as a signal, for all to bow to the ground, and pay tribute to King Nebuchadnezzar. For all his magnificent triumphs, through his sculptured image. Each of the three did not obey the edict.

In the 20th century that would have been considered an act of nonviolent civil disobedience. In the United States today the three might be tagged enemy combatants. And placed under government surveillance, as a threat to national security. But in many other countries such people disappear mysteriously not to heard from again.

Cherish your freedoms Americans! Defend them unto the death, if necessary. And it will be necessary the holy writ reveals. Know you Bible know your world.

Nebuchadnezzar used fire to get rid of such people, a rather effective remedy. And ultimately, God’s own remedy according to the book of Revelation at chapter 21 verse 8, which reads, “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable murders, sexually immoral, sorcerers, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

It’s thought that the above tales are picturesque of the various people occupying  similar situations from ancient times to our time and beyond. Makes for thought provoking dialogue from comfortably facilitated living rooms. Sometimes the preference is other forums which also work well. Arrangements made through the Contact Us link on my Home page.

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it is what it is

Sometimes things just seem to happen. And the recipient, or recipients marvel at their good fortune or misfortune. Usually there is an underlying cause. But from experience, most just shrug their shoulders with little interest in the underlying cause. And when there is a reaction of curiosity. It amounts to, “It is what it is.” Sometimes with a nudge, you know, a feeling that there’s more to it than that.

Again and speaking only for myself, the underlying reasons have been supernatural in content. Some to my favor and with others being not so favorable. When favorable, it’s wondered, wow! And when, unfavorable, ugh! The wow represents divine intrusion. The ugh represents demonic interference ushering in disappointment, and sometimes fear.

This padre is a firm believer that there are unseen forces in this world battling each for world dominance. And, they do it through manipulation of we earthlings through earths biosphere.

Consider the following as having a demonic presences on earth. Now there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD, and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” See Job 1:6-7.

Our twin natures. “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what, I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.” See Romans 7:15.

Earthlings caught in the middle. “And no wonder! For Satan himself transform himself into an angel of light.” See 2 Corinthians 11:14.

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Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Perhaps you, like me have noticed a disturbing trend. With journalist reporting that heads of states now see the United States on the world scene as spectators and not deciders.

A new reality that most Americans haven’t absorbed yet. For those, who have paid close attention to our Congressional Impeachment Hearings, Ambassador Yovanovitch, testimony provided a glaring revelation, as to why our nation is loosing its standing as a significant player upon the world stage. With, Donald J. Trump, bearing the responsibility.

The Ambassador’s testimony was riveting, as she described how Trump is destroying the State Departments Ambassador’s role in diplomacy. People like Yovanovitch are on the front lines of the world’s most troublesome arena’s. Encouraging negotiations with the end being peace not war. It’s a complicated job requiring one to set aside politics for the advancement of U.S. interest. With the President, and State department giving their Ambassadors their unconditional support.

Yovanovitch testimony revealed that Trump is remaking the role of ambassador’s to be his political stooges. Placing Trump’s interests before country. Revealing that ambassador morale is at all time low. Because Trump, and his revised Department of State will not stand, and support their ambassadors, unless its Trump’s agenda first, then the national interest.

How did the nation get stuck with a guy like the donald. Through our outdated Electoral College. Now the task is to get rid of Trump. It’s not likely to happen because Trump owns the republican senate.

Take a journey into somewhere as to how America became America. An dying man said, “He also shall become a great people.” Speaking about his grandson, Manasseh. America’s ancestry link to statehood. And what’s next for America if she continues her retreat to the land of nowhere. An old sage reported her doom. “The hammer of the whole earth has been cut and broken apart.”

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with the trump it means extinction

Donald trump extraordinaire of deception is preparing America for national oblivion on the world stage. His destructive behaviors which he proudly brags about, and witnessed, again and again, as the Congress prepares to send articles of impeachment to Senate for trial.

Trump is the embodiment of one who appears to be what he is not. Trump is a reckless tyrant to be feared. Propped up by the likes of Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. Who like their leader have fallen prey to forces beyond their control. Casting long shadows of mistrust and suspicion nationally which people sense but don’t how to react. Because, what is happening to America lives in the glaring rays of the incomprehensible.

From the archives of destiny, “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 not yet come, saying, ‘My council shall stand. I will do all my pleasures,'” Elohim.

The nations future lies within the prerogative of God. And, we his assistance’s the determined of the electorate. Spirited dialogue concerning the nations problems available for the asking. And, of course, solutions! Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

history speaks.

Tyrannical empires where governance is determined by the head of state. Where even minor expressions differing from those of the state can result in long prison sentences. Often accompanied by solitary confinement and torture, or death. Which includes family members, and close associates. No one is immune to such experiences, when governments are in charge of the state and not the people.

Every American should thank God Almighty for the United States. A miracle under great jeopardy because tyrannical rule is very appealing to power driven politicians.

And is all this cataclysmic to those age ending events announced in the biblical book of Revelation. A scenario which gets ample support from the ancient sage Daniel’s penmanship. Just might propel some to get to know their Bible, so that might know their world.

The Holy Writ is a life changer and a game changer. Whose lessons should be mastered and then they’ll be valued. And some might just be able to bypass the last great tyrannical ruler, who rules by a threesome.

Study the Holy Writ from your home alone or with friends. Start with a careful prayerful study of Romans through Philemon. Those books were written by the Apostle Paul. And were meant for the period of history after the crucifixion of Jesus. Thus they are the most relevant for us today. That’ll provide a great foundation for broadening your study to the books of Revelation and Daniel.

That is not to suggest that the gospels are not important, they are. They confuse a lot of people because they assume the gospels are church age books. They are not, and there contents were mostly appropriate for the Jews, who were governed by the law and not grace.

It’s highly recommended that people outside of church affiliation remain so. The emphasis is on self study or group study at home. The modern day church has become an institution for empire building. More like entrepreneurs, who need your money to sustain and hopefully expand their empire, All of them are classmates of the government. As an ordained padre, I left the organized church for the reasons stated plus a few other reasons.

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mixed behaviors

A taste of Solomon and then Aesop. Some like the spiritual while others like the invented philosophers. Truth is truth, and you know it when you experience it.

These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him. A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devices wicked plans, feet that shed are swift in running to evil, and one who sows discord among the brethren. Source: Proverbs 6:16-19.

And now Aesop. A lion’s attention was attracted by the croak of a frog which he thought from the sound must be some big animal. After waiting for a short while, he saw the frog come out its pool. Rushing up, and crushing it with his foot he cried, “Fancy such a little thing as you making so much noise!”

This fable satirizes people with itching tongues can do anything but talk. Source: Penguin Classic – Fables of Aesop – A Voice And Nothing More.

A combination of mixed behaviors none serving admirable doings.

Here’s one that’s very admirable. “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” See Ephesians 2:10.

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insight into the unfimular

Wisdom for the ages discovered by the few, but needed by the many. For example, it’s recorded, “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” One might wonder how can one know whether or not one is led by His Spirit?

For this Padre, it often works as follows. The memorization of scriptures. Life presents itself with frustrating occurrences. Like the inability to accomplish during the course of the day what one wants to accomplish. Causing one to become angry though it might not be noticeable to others. It’s an inner rage that must and will express itself. The Bible records these words, “They who are slow to anger are better than the mighty. And they, who rules their spirit better than those who take a city.” See Proverbs 16:32. Meaning when one encounters one of those frustrations an appropriate scripture come to ones mind. Settling one down with a soothing inner peace. Such experiences can’t be processed  intellectually. It must be processed spiritually.

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muslim niceness what it means

Have you ever heard phrase nice doesn’t work? Nice does work in matters of general etiquette but that’s where it ends. In most situations nice doesn’t work. It only leads to being taken advantage of. Unfortunately, it’s becoming the established ethics of our 21st century world.

The Muslim community appears to be a community of people exquisite etiquette. Often presenting themselves as being just nice. Muslims have wisely shelved the new my exemplifying the old. It’s an artificial front, as a means to an end.

Yesterdays discussion, if not read, will help one better understand the madness behind the method of Muslim niceness. It’s a way of getting the non-Muslims to accept there Islamic ways and traditions.

But it goes beyond that to a time, when it won’t be a matter of choice, but legal obligation to do so. The ultimate Islamic goal is to eventually bring the non-Islamic community under Islamic governance by conversion to Islam. Those who refuse to convert to Islam will be treated as second class citizens.

Failure is not a part of the Islamic lexicon!

The Muslim world hates Great Britain and the United States for the role they played in creating the state of Israel in 1948. And as time moves on both countries will be severely punished by Muslims for stealing Palestine from the Arab/Muslim world. The Islamic world will accomplish what the Nazi regime failed to accomplish. And they’ll do it with less fire power, and with no formidable army of any sort.

This Padre suspects that most, who have read this discussion have dismissed its contents as nonsense. America humbled by Muslims never they say. But for those, who suspect mayhem may be the American fate. Then go to the Contact Us link on my Home page for the purpose of scheduling. You determine the topics you want presented.

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path 2 Islamic radicalization

Islamic radicalization begins within the month of Ramadan. It’s a month of fasting and self denial. Such devotion is an act of contrition whereby participants focus on their failures to live up to the standards of Islamic expectations.

What Ramadan teaches is that lifestyles other than those sanctioned by the Qur’an represents decadency. With lifestyles being a catch all expression for the way people live, function, and are governed. Meaning, “O prophet! ‘Rouse the people to the fight. If there are twenty among you patient and persevering. They will vanish two hundred. If a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand unbelievers. For they are a people, who do not understand.'” See Qur’an book 8:65.

In the United States, if one attends a mosque one will not hear such rhetoric as meaning anything violent. But rather a rousing of believers to their motivational, intellectual and spiritual superiority. Which is expressed numerically, as the fight Islamic dominance in any social or academic environment. With the encouragement to be sorrowful for unbelievers because they are a people, who just don’t understand.

Muslims learn that being in seclusion from public scrutiny is like being a conscript in boot camp. Where the experience of Ramadan has everything to do with global warfare.

No matter how one approaches Islam, it must be understood that Islam is formidable war machine. Who, will continue to defy all attempts to defeat them.

Nevertheless, in the truest sense of the expression, Muslims are a people, who don’t understand. Because the truth is all around them, Paul wrote, “For Since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things which are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” See Romans 1:20.

Ramadan, 2019 is in the archives of history. But Ramadan 2020 lies in the future. Giving those of us, who have the mind of Christ time to peacefully prepare to challenge Ramadan’s adherents with a very understandable truth from the Christ perspective. It’s about applying these two Pauline perspective, “And now abides faith, hope, love; but the greatest these is love;” 1 Corinthians 13:13; “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” See 2 Corinthians 2:15.

Valued principals with varied applications for life changing experiences. For those, we love and those we don’t. Available by going to the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

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Y knowing not is dangerous

Some say what you don’t know will not kill you. Well they are wrong because what you don’t know, not only could, but will kill you. To a degree a metaphor was tossed your way.

Foreigners known as Muslims have diseased the sacredness of the United States. With one intention which is to kill everything that isn’t Islamic. So in reality, what you don’t know will kill you. Because a Muslim America will look very different from our Judeo-Christian America.

Our heritage is worth defending to the very death by those who will say, give me Christ, or give me death. So here are a few things that you need to know, so that your knowing will give you life. Life beyond your days reaching the future through your lineage.

To accomplish this requires a journey into the book of Revelation, chapter five. A book filled with symbols and drama requiring a back and forth knowledge of both the Old and New Testaments. Even with that some of the symbols are open to speculation.

But not the following, take for example the imagery of the slain Lamb. Referring to Jesus Christ, who was murdered in order to redeem us by His split blood, verse nine. Also the explicit acknowledgment, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has universal implications for every tongue, people and nation. And what is happening today will result in a most glorious supernatural experience, verse 10.

Then note the imagery of the slain Lamb having seven horns and seven eyes. That suggest that the slain Lamb is of superior power with nothing escaping His understanding. Perfect in power, knowledge and insight, verse 6. The Bright Morning Star of Revelation 22:16, who is able to light our way. In our effort to keep America safe from Islam. With healing in his wings connected with Malachi 4:2 with its implicit tie to Matthew 1:21. More imagery for those, who place their trust in Him.

For that is the essences of our Judeo-Christian heritage, picturesque of the seven of the seven Spirits of God (vs.6) sent forth into all the world. To Christianize it against all of God’s enemies. Because you shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins, Matthew 1:21.

It has been said by world policy makers at various stages of history. That we are involved in a struggle over ideas. And that those, whose ideas prevail will shape human destiny. Such utterances are usually presented as secular arguments. Which is why, the world is in such a mess.

In truth, all of history has been, and will continue to be a struggle for the souls of humanity. And who ever wins that struggle of ideas will shape and determine human destiny. Or to put it in a supernatural context our Judeo-Christian association with God’s will.

But those who call themselves Jews and Christians face an enormous challenge. Because, our ideas for the governing of a nation are not only being challenged by Muslims. The nations non-Jewish and non-Christian communities have their own set of ideas for the governing of the nation. And they have had pretty much their own way in creating a nation without the values of our once well established Judeo-Christian values. It’s just been made worse since the Muslim community in America provided shelter for those Muslims, who launched their aerial attack upon us on 9/11/01.

We’ll be mourning, and acknowledging their unprovoked attack forever. Americans patriots need to go out of there way to let them know that they are not welcome in America. It’s not only because of 9/11 but because of their repeated attacks over the last decade. Costing the nation precious lives and billions in creating defensive measures necessary to protect us from those Muslims. who dwell among us. Muslims are the enemy of every thing American.

Christendom needs to anchor our traditions with our Jewish brethren. Because in the truest sense of the expression, we are one through Jesus Christ.  And the struggle over ideas by Muslims, and secularists is about destroying that bond. The prize being the heart and soul of the people and thus the nation.

So here is the biblical foundation to support the anchoring of Christian-Jewish bonds and traditions. Revelation 5:4-5, finds John weeping because no one was found worthy to open the book, or even look at the book. But John was told not to weep because one was found worthy. The one worthy was the “Lion of the tribe of Judah,” the “Root of David. Which is an explicit reference to one of the greatest mysteries in the Bible, unexplainable by human logic. Here we are presented with the duality of Jesus Christ. His human ancestry came about through Israel. With his divinity occurring through the “Root of David.” Which establishes His credentials as being fully human, while at same time being God.

This mystery has begged for a logical explanation of how this could be possible. There is no human explanation but there is a biblical one. It’s found in Revelation 19:11-12, where the Faithful and True, who in righteousness judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire. On His head were many crowns. A name was written that no man knew, but He Himself. Verse 13, “and His name was called the Word of God.” The duality of His humanity came from verse 12, a mystery known only to Jesus Christ. Suffice for our knowledge is that He is the “Word of God.” But the book of Revelation closes with Jesus highlighting His divinity and humanity. Saying, “I Jesus, have sent you My angel to testify unto you these things in the churches, ‘I am the root and offspring of David …,” Revelation 22:16.

That is how we Jews and Christians are made one through God. It’s a heritage that we refer to as our Judeo-Christian traditions. Where God made His divinity human through Israel while preserving His divinity by His own declaration as being the offspring of David. A mystery not humanly understandable while fully known by the slain Lamb. It’s also how two peoples Jews and Gentiles with completely different blood lines become one humanly through the ancestry of Israel. Then divinely made one through the Jesus Christ the root of David. A mystery, again only completely understandable by Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). Who through the providence of time sent his angel to announce, “And she shall bring forth a son, you you shall call His name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins,” Matthew 1:21. And it’s the provision of divine providence that allows Jew, and Gentile to become one through supernatural intervention.

The Bible is as mysterious, as it is glorious with its revelations. We accept its mysteries, as the divine wisdom of God for our best interest. While marveling at its revelations because they show us how to know, serve and defend what He has destined us to be.

With this having been a discussion about the mysteries and how they intersect with humanity. For those determined to know more, and willing to defend what you already know. The learning, and the defending can occur by engaging this padre in such endeavors. Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page.

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