never ending truths

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also in the trees, and in the flowers, and clouds and the stars. Martin Luther 1483-1546.

I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well. (cp. Psalms 139:14).

For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

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such a small thing huge problem

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of a world that it leaves to its children. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1952.

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a fire of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets in fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire by hell! For every kind of beast and bird, reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue, it is an unholy evil full of deadly poison.

With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessings and cursing. Such things ought not to be so!

Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.

Who is wise with understanding among you? Let them show by good conduct that their works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual and demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exists, confusion and every evil thing are there.

But wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy, and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the peace of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (cp. James 3:5-18).

And, that’s how a moral society is created for its children.

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truth like no other truth

Have you ever wondered if the Bible is reliable? Well it is, and here’s why! The Bible was written over a period of at least 15 centuries. Representing a host of different cultures, customs and languages.

With very dissimilar agenda’s considering the varying times that separates their lives. Yet they were able to put together a prophetic story with stunning accuracy. This included reasons for errors based upon endless translations through the centuries. Where all the above complexities could come into play and ruin this great godly road map for humanities long historical prophetic journey. Written by the greatest collection of prophetic historians assembled by none other than the Word of God. (cp. Ezekiel 3:3; Revelation 19:13).

Two very interesting scriptural citations demonstrating the mystical occurrences of Divine Providence. As He intervened into human affairs over the centuries. The only missteps occur, as mortals twist the scriptures to satisfy their own interest. As acknowledged in, 2 Peter, 3:16, where he states some scriptures are hard to understand. And because of that reality some twist the scriptural meaning to satisfy their own interest to their eventual destruction.

What is to follow is just a short journey as to why the Word of God is invincible to purposeful errors, and even unintentional mistakes here and there. But despite all of that, Divine Providence made sure that His eternal plan withstood all their attempts.

It started this way. Then the LORD put forth His hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth,” Jeremiah 1:9. Forever sealing that God would always be able to preserve His word through out the ages.

Giving the world community this insurance policy. “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other. I am God and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things not yet come, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand and I will do all My pleasures.'” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

Always manifesting itself in an ageless manner. “For this reason, we thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not, as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.” (cp. 1 Thessalonians 2:13).

And when, the Word of God works effectually in a believer from the distant pass to  the present, and well into the future. The invincibility of the Word of God is preserved. It’s the eternal promise of God said to Jeremiah, “Behold!” ‘I have put My words in your mouth.” And to Isaiah, He said, “My council shall stand and I will do all My pleasures.”

Centuries later the Apostle Paul wrote, “The Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any  two edged sword. Piercing even to the division of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow. And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him to whom we must all give an account.” (cp. Hebrews 4:12-13).

It is consoling to know that the grass withers, and the flower fades, but the Word of God stands forever. Because in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth. Dissoluble only by the very breath of God which dwells within us. Because, it was what made us human in the beginning. And when God in His providence, withdraws His breath that is what extinguishes life and we die. (cp. Isaiah 40:8; John 1:1; John 1:14 and Genesis 2:7; Psalms 104: 29 and Ecclesiastes 12: 6-7).

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from the distant pass a bell rings true

John was a privileged historian, who wrote a book and called it, The Revelation Of Jesus Christ. It’s a rather unique book because John wrote it as a biography of Jesus and His church. Then broadened it to cover humanities history from birth to the grave and beyond.

A particular phrase is repeated numerous times. Thus signaling it’s importance, “Those who have an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

The Christ advice is not singular in application to each of the seven churches mentioned in Revelation. (cp. Revelation 2:1-3:22). But rather, it has collective applicability to all churches through out church history. Meaning what’s commendable or being rebuked in one of those churches could be experienced in any other church to a greater or lesser degree.

Faithfulness has its rewards, and the converse has its applicable consequences. The church docket has two columns through out history. Listing what’s supposed to be pursued or avoided. The church wasn’t meant to be a group of stained glass palaces through out the global landscape. Rather the church in real time consists of people like you and me.

On a particular Sunday, John from behind him heard a deafening voice, who made an absolute declaration. Then John turned to see the voice, who was speaking. Astonished because he didn’t see a person. Instead he saw seven golden lampstands. And in the midst of those lampstands was a figure that he suspected was the resurrected Christ.

John was allowed to experience one histories greatest phenomenons. Concluding that this mystical figure held in His right hand seven stars. His voice had a particular cutting cadence. Concluding that His over all forbearance was frightening.

John reacting with fear didn’t how to react, so he fell at His feet, as though the event had killed him. But John was told, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forever more. I have the keys to Hades!”

The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches. (cp. Revelation 1:10-20).

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trump = social + economic death

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, their’s some collecting sacrificial offerings. Where’s there service there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And he, intends to be the master,” Ayn Rand, 1905-1952.

For this particular discussion, it would be none other than the many denominational churches doting the American landscape. Bidding for chuck of that slave market would be the nations corporate conglomerates. Through out Wall-Street, stretching, and engulfing the health care industry.

But who reigns, as the nations master slave holder? Compelling all the other master’s to bow, and surrender their subjects to him?None other than Donald J. Trump.

It’s a new American phenomenon because previously the two pretty much in their own ways shared their kingdom’s with each other. Now the American public has only one slave master and it’s the donald.

And all that spells big troubles for all his subjects because the donald will create unbearable hardships upon his subjects. Resulting in stagnant wages, diminished health care, and disappearing entitlements like social security, medicare/ medicaid, any resemblance to job security and unemployment benefits.

For the donald, it’s all about draining the swamp. Slaves are commodities of production, He’ll provide barely enough livable substances so they can remain productive. Trump is about numbers like gross national product, low unemployment that’ll allow trump to brag that only he could have produced such amazing numbers. Where already hearing that from him.

And when, the nations survives COVID-19, it will have been so because of his presences. So he’ll falsely boast! In reality the gains the coronavirous made through out the United States occurred because the donald dilly dallied around. Down playing its threat, until he had no choice, but to acknowledged that America was at war with an enemy that had no equal in the history of humanity. In the United States it’s really the trump virus!

The donald is famously known for labeling anything that serves as an annoyance him as being fake. Well in reality trump is a fake president. Because, he lost to Hillary Clinton by nearly three million votes. And yet, he was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election.

Slaves, and slave holders dates back to the beginnings of America. When, the founding father’s didn’t want their subjects to legally destroy them. By electing a president, who was one of them. So they constitutionally created the Electoral College. In this college there are 270 electors. In order to win a presidential election a candidate must secure 196 votes from within the college. So in a real sense 270 people are the final arbiters of who becomes president. Two time out of the last three presidential elections, The candidate, who won the popular vote was denied the presidency.

America is badly in need of an overhauling. Hopefully, Sen. Sanders will fight on, and if necessary deny Biden the democratic nomination on the first ballot. Creating a contested convention, and opening a pathway, for his nomination to face off against trump in November.

Trump must be defeated because Biden represents the same old stuff, the same old way. Which has not served the collective best interest of the American electorate. Further more stumbling bumbling Biden doesn’t have what it takes to beat trump.

Our only hope should the donald get a second term. Is to hope that the electorate will fight trump collectively during his tenure.

Then perhaps from the ranks of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a candidate will emerge to save America. Remember the first eight United States  presidents were slave owners. And through the centuries they have found ways to maintain their slave holders status. Trumps goal will be to secure that status. As a more back breaking experience making it almost impossible to experience freedom.

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scam artists at work

“You’ve got to go out on the limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is,” Will Rogers. Well maybe so, but that doesn’t mean that the fruit is eatable as a nourishing food. The world is full of all kinds of scams from the orchard fields to the market place and everything in between. And unfortunately, sometimes deep into the heart of Christendom.

Most likely that is part of what Jesus had in mind when He said the following, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do people gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth rotten fruit. A good tree can’t bring forth bad fruit, neither can bring good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is cut down down and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by their fruits you shall know them.” (cp. Matthew 7:15-20).

No matter what kind of fruit is being peddled in the market place of ideas. What you read hear or elsewhere it’s only information. Research it all, then accept or reject it.

The you’ll experience the benefits from its nourishment, or obviously the converse. But as all of us truth seekers know, it can be at times a complicated journey. Especially, when it comes to religion and politics. Both are important because they determine our destinies in very subtly ways. Far to many of those ways led to grapes of thorns and thistles of figs. Both avenues have ample fruit deserving of the fire.

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Z for Zeus J for Jesus

A couple of tales that keep circulating. One which is, what goes around comes around. With one more to follow which is the most reliable.

Zeus made a bull, Prometheus a man, and Athena  house, and they chose Momus to judge their handiwork. He was so jealous of it that he began to find fault with everything. Zeus he said, had made a mistake in not putting the bull’s eye in its horns, to enable it to see what it was butting.

Prometheus’ man should have had his mind attached to the outside of his body, so that wickedness could not be hidden.

As for Athena, she ought to have mounted her house on wheels, so that one could move it without any trouble, if a rogue came to live next door.

Zeus was angered by this display of malice and exiled Momus from Olympus.

Nothing is so good that some fault cannot be found in it. (source-Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop, “Room for Improvement”).

There will always be fault finders especially, when it come to our Christian faith. God’s creation has many Monus,’ who often chronicled it as having not occurred, as recorded  in the scriptures. With the courtyard of earth being polluted with just as many Monus,’ denying the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Saying His requirement for repentance in order to avoid the second death, is a fairy tale. And, the fault finding could go on for many pages.

So, what is one to do about such fault finding? Remain true to the scriptures and like the Psalmist sing, “Let thy mercy O LORD, be upon us, according, as we hope in You.” (cp. Psalms 32:2).

Knowing that the scriptures are true because, “I am the LORD that is My name, and I My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to to graven images.” (cp. Isaiah 42:8). And John, who saw Jesus clothed with a vesture (body) dipped in blood, and His name was called, THE WORD OF GOD.” (cp. Revelation 19:13).

As it was in ancient times, when the Chronicler said, “But they mocked (found fault) with the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.” (cp, 2 Chronicles 36:16).

The fault finding continues from that time till ours. And this His 21st century response. “Be not deceived, God will not be mocked, for what every person sows that shall they reap.” (cp. Galatians 6:7).

So times are getting tough, therefore, it’s time to get tough for Jesus. For that hour is approaching, and it has been announced. “And behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with me, to give to every person according, as their work shall be.” (cp. Revelation 22:12).

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let yogi have the last say

A woman in a hot air balloon realized that she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me can you help me? I promised a friend to meet him an hour ago, but i don’t know where I am.

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above the ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes North latitude, and 100 degrees, 49:09 minutes West longitude!”

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a republican!”

“I am,” replied the man. How did you know?”

Well answered the balloonist, “Everything you told me is technically correct. But, I have no idea what to do with that information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

I the man smiled and responded, “You must be a Joe Biden Democrat!”

“I am,” replied the woman. And continued, “You know, we have a lot in common.”

We are both trapped in a two party system with neither serving our needs. The Parties do not know where they are or where they are going. They have gotten to where they are due to huge amounts of hot air. They make promises to the people which they have no intention of keeping. With the false promise that the market place will make their promises come true.

But they finally both agreed, the only solution is to throw the bums out. A revolt by the people, who will then form a government by and for the people. (Source: modified from Patriot Humor, “To Tell The Truth).

Ordinary hard working people had their best chance to form a government through and for the people. In the personage of Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the democratic party upended the peoples hopes. By coalescing around former V.P. Biden. Who serve the needs of those, who like things the way they are.

Trump will humiliate stumbling bumbling Biden, and tear him to pieces, and then spit him out into pitiful humiliation. Guaranteeing an even more disgraceful second term for the donald.

As the famed Yankee catcher, Yogi Berra, used to say, “It ant’t over to it’s over.” There are more primaries coming up with enough delegates for Sanders to catch, and overtake Biden. If that fails, a contested convention might still hand Sanders the nomination.

Because it is written, “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill, but time and chance happen to them all.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 9:11).

And, that’s how the magical mystery of it ant’t over till it’s over works. Or perhaps it best said in one word, determination.

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things verses understanding

“If we hope to understand the very violent world in which we live, and unless we try to understand it, we can not confine our attention to the personal forces natural man made which act upon us,” Isaiah Berlin, philosopher and historian of ideas, 1907-1997.

The following is the beginning of the solution. “Oh, how I love your ways! They occupy my thoughts all day. You, through your teachings, have made me wiser than my enemies, for they ever after me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my mediation’s. I understand more than the ancients because I keep your precepts. I restrain my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word. I have not departed from your ordinances, for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste. Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Through your precepts, I get understanding, therefore, I hate every evil way.” (cp. Psalms 119:97-104).

As we all know, the roadways of life are dangerously treacherous with the unexpected always waiting to destroy us. Minimize the unexpected by maximizing, Proverbs 4:7, which advocates, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom, and with all your getting get understanding.” But it must be done in conjunction with the aforementioned Psalms.

Combined together, they’ll direct you to other scriptural pathways, that will help in growing you into the person you really long to become. Every beautiful edifice wasn’t so beautiful with just the laying of the foundation. Nor every beautiful flower with the planting of the bulb.

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tragedy struck while most slept

It’s on the horizon according to Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the heir apparent to the British throne, as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth. Who said, “Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse.” With the Prince scolding the world community with this hot indictment. “We can no longer afford consumerism and the age convenience is over.”

No doubt it’s time for change but none will come. Because the determination for excessive profits, combined with eager consumerism making them hell bent on convenience. Together they are just to over whelming for change to occur.

There is a sound economic platform available, but its hidden away like it’s the result of a deadly pandemic virus. Because, it has a biblical bases which most people are not aware of. And if it’s not about profit and consumerism, well it’s not worth knowing anyway.

There is something also most magical that occurs, when one practices the following. Jesus was once asked, what is the best way to interact with you and others? Jesus replied, love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. That is the only pathway to interaction with God. When that is accomplished, than you’ll love your neighbor as you love yourself. Because, they are principles destined to be practiced forever. (cp. Matthew 22:36-40).

Time changes but principles don’t because what worked yesterday works today and into the many distant tomorrows. And those principles, are the only way to harmonize profits and consumerism. Because both are needed, and when one works against the other both fail.

It’s all about changing yourself, so you can change your world. Accomplished through one person at a time.

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wanted revolutionaries

For those of you, like me, who name Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and Savior. Here is what is important, we live in a world foreign to us. We are under no obligation to observe their customs, culture or laws. (Citations found in yesterdays discussion) Although, they would like us to think that that is not the case.

They use our Christ scriptures as whipping belts in order to beat many of us into submission. Like, Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-15; Hebrews 13;13. And, for the most part, it has worked.

Our rebellion is not against laws that further peace, well being and security within society. It’s the laws that are contrary to scriptural teachings. Remember from the U.S. Constitution it’s we the people, who decide, what laws exist, who are the ultimate governors.

The problem is that the government through their Supreme Court has decided that money has equal standing with humans. Therefore, who ever has the most money buys the various legal aspects that govern we the people.

They brag in one way or another that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. But they know that the Roosevelt adage was not true then (1933) nor is it true today. As then, so it is today, we have a collapsing economy which is to be feared.

Trump, and his stooges argue the economy has never been better in the history of the nation. They must contain public fears for the sake of panic control. Hoping to of set public realizations that it really isn’t so.

Economic fear should be paramount in every one whose subsistence depends upon their employment. Because all the socialistic barriers over the decades, have been dismantled that were designed promote fairness. Like collective bargaining with your employer. The unionized work place provided many avenues of financial sustainability while working and old age security in retirement.

A unionized workforce for collective bargaining with employers. Is the only way, for working Americans to obtain, and enjoy financial security and independence. And for that to occur with meaning, it must become an act through congressional legislation. With full such backing by senators, so that trump would clearly understand his veto would be reversed.

Trump is not the friend of working people. He’s a friend only to himself. He’s selfish and has no truth telling skills.

Working America needs the following disgrace to be erased. Because a very evil dogma called capitalism emerged to make a few very rich at the expense of the majority of people. Capitalism is a system that sees the work force as commodities of production. And like machines, when they break down, you discard them as useless commodities. Knowing that workers are a broken and divided people. Who in the 21st century have no recourse’s for retaliation. They see no reason, as to why they should’t ratchet up their brutality. High on their agenda is getting rid of medicare, medicaid and social security.

But, what they fear most is a revitalized body of believers. Which they though, that they had completely eradicate through imprisonment, brutal torture and unmerciful slaughter.

But they realized that the resurrected Christ had promised that He would never be without a witness. So in succeeding centuries, they managed to incorporate the church as a body among themselves.

They have reason to fear because Christ said, “Think not that I have come to bring peace on earth, but a sword.” (cp. Matthew 10:34). The mysterious hand of the Almighty causes that truth to reverberate at will through their consciousness. It’s why governments cozy up to organized Christendom. Allowing them to be tax exempt from property and sales taxes. To retain that status churches to agree to being the lap dogs of governments. All though most are not aware of their pitiful circumstances.

That scenario helps us understand the Apostle Paul’s declaration. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (governments). Against rulers of darkness of this world (customs culture and laws). Against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Apostate church influences natural and supernatural) ” (cp. Ephesians 6:12).

Spiritual wickedness in high places means this, when Christ said to Peter. “… get behind Me Satan. You are an offense to Me. For you are not mindful of the things of God, but those that are of men.” (cp. Matthew 16:23).

Peter went on to discover, Revelation 3:22, which declares, “They who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” It’s part of change yourself and change your world. And Peter, went on to give his life in the service of Christ. His admirable chronicles can be found in the Acts of the Church, chapters 2-12, a very worthy read and study.

As noted the Prince of Peace declared, “They who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Because there can be no peace, unless things are done the Christ way. The Christ way is about economic security, as much, as it is about spiritual redemption. Which is why Christ said, “…., if any person desires to come after Me let them deny themselves, and take up the cross and follow Me. (cp. Matthew 16:24).

Change yourself, so you can change your world takes lots of determination and discipline. Often putting such people in considerable danger. Taking up the cross is more than a Sunday occasion.

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traitors to the american way

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he is equally said, to have property in his rights. Where an express of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his persons, his faculties, or his possessions,” James Madison, March 27, 1792.

And who, and what is responsible for such a scandalous theft? None others than those, who claim to hold the Unites States Constitution in the highest esteem. From Trump, to his scandalous republican puppets. Through to their supreme court jurists.

They are the who in the theft of our combined property rights. Accomplished through their zeal for power, stature, and political partisanship. Done without fear despite Madison’s condemnation of such political hooliganism.

They have with pride subverted all of Madison’s property rights belonging to we the electorate. Dumping those rights into the cesspool of corruption, by allowing money to have constitutional standing equal to we the people.

They have done that through the powerful, and unchecked power of the nations corporate conglomerates, who pay little to no corporate taxes. Allowing them to pay professional lobbyist to write legislation for the so called freely elected peoples representatives. And that guarantees their perpetual undemocratic dominance over the nation. Making sure that the president, congress and the courts understand their tenure is in their hands and not the electorate. And that’s, why there is such an imbalance of wealth and social equality in America.

In a very real sense all democrat’s and republican’s, as parties to those shenanigans between government, wall street and their armies of lobbyist should be arrested and tried as traitors. Because they have stolen our combined property rights.

And because our, Declaration of Independence, boldly declares, that we the people have been endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Followed by the preamble to our Constitution which also boldly declares, “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union, establish … and promote the general Welfare … do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness resulting in the general welfare means certain aspects of those unalienable rights endowed to us by our Creator can not be for profit. One such aspect is a single universal payer national health plan created by the federal government. Covering every American from birth to death. Paid through taxes collected from the nations very wealthy corporate conglomerates. And, through additional taxes paid by the nations million and billionaires.

The federal government has a legal obligation to enact such universal health care. Because it written, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ” Declaration of Independence.

The people’s solution. Learn to act up for change non-violently.

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the art of living

Conduct your business as if you were going to live forever on God’s green earth. But act, as though you were to die tomorrow.

If the two are seriously out of balance the pursuer will experience imbalances between body, mind and soul. Often being manifested through lack inner peace and outward contentment.

When that occurs, and left alone, a whole host of illnesses can manifest themselves. Some effecting the body, or the mind and sometimes both simultaneously. But, it’s most damaging to the soul. Because, ones soul is the pathway to spirituality. And spirituality is what harmonizes ones body, mind and soul. And, is the surest pathway to healthy longevity.

But it’s far more complicated, then just putting your feet on the floor after a goods nights sleep. It takes lots of research to put together a package that maximizes the inner harmony of body, mind and soul. Because there are so many quick buck artist out there peddling fixes for what’s ailing one. Which fix nothing, and sometime do more harm than good.

And, don’t exclude religionist from that mix. Because they can be the most egregious offenders. Religion whether shelled palaces made up out of concrete, wood and glass called churches. Are often palaces of entrepreneurship selling religious gimmicks as cure all for whatever ails one.

This conversation is difficult for me because, as one duly ordained into Christendom, I turned critic because of what Christendom had become. But not the crucified, and resurrected Christ.

I know spirituality is ever so important for the harmony of body, mind and spirit. So here’s a research tip. Privately study your Bible. Concentrate on the books written by the Apostle Paul which are Romans-Philemon. Paul moved history from reliance upon the Mosaic law. During that time non-Jews were excluded from God’s redemptive program. Which was valid until Christ was crucified.

Shortly thereafter God set aside a Jew hating prosecutor. And redirected Paul to offer salvation to the whole world Jews and non-Jews. If ones journey for total health is to be successful, it must first start by becoming one with Christ. That can occur by applying, Romans 10:9-10, to your life.

Then carefully study all of Paul’s writings. When you’ve gotten a solid understanding of what Paul was teaching. Branch out, and study the whole Bible because they contain many gems for successful living. Including what to expect, as this age also has a climax.

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u call that a democracy

“Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of people from which he was taken, where he must participate in their business,” George Mason, July 1788, to the Virginia Ratifying Convention.

With their constituents consisting of the nations corporate conglomerates. Which is why Senate Majority Leader Sen. McConnell, a very crafty manipulative politician. Will block any legislation from coming up before the full Senate that would be adverse the their interest.

Make no mistake, Trump loves McConnell because he’s also able to keep his republican colleagues from voting on any legislation adverse to the donald’s interest. Because to otherwise would return those senators to be a constituent from whence they were plucked!

That is why the nations method of taxation is so unfair. With wages not being sufficient for survival unless one has a second or third job.

Wages by law should be indexed to the cost of living, and automatically rise in accordance with the rate of inflation. Benefit packages, for most workers are non-existent. That needs to become an abusive relic of the past.

The nations health care system is horribly inadequate. It must be replaced with a single payer health plan for each and every America. Founded by the federal government, and paid for by the nations corporate conglomerates. Some which pay no taxes, or at the best, very little in taxes.

Corporate conglomerates, and lobbyist of various sorts, with the passive permission of the United States government, have just about erased the unionized work place. It’s an American tragedy, because unionized work places worked with success to eradicated the  inadequacies cited above. Often at great personal sacrifices.

One of the solutions is to bring back the unionized work places. This current government made up of republicans, and most democrats would fight such efforts by going, as far as, to pass legislation making it illegal to unionize the workplace.

Here’s a sad example how union busting works where unions exist. In Florida, it’s illegal for public employees to abandoned the work place by calling for a strike. School teachers in Florida by law can’t strike. If they do, they’ll lose there teachers certification. Once that occurs they become ineligible to teach in Florida. Consequently, Florida teachers are among the poorest paid teachers in the country. And, Florida’s education of students has a poor rating also.

So here’s, how Florida deals with unionized teachers. It’s pathetic and undemocratic! Unionized school teachers have a collective bargaining agreement with individual school boards. Together they try to reach a contract agreement. However, if they reach an impasse in contract negotiations. The school board by Florida law can impose a contract upon the teachers union. The power of unionized collective barging agreements is the power to strike when negotiations reach an impasse. Strikes do wonders for economic, and social equality between the employed and the employer.

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y the craft of politics fails the people

“The government consists of a gang of people like you and me. They have a taking one with the other other, no special talent for the business of government. They have only one talent which is getting and holding office,” H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956.

And, unfortunately that talent has a mesmerizing power upon the electorate. If it weren’t true, the American populace would not allow them to enact legislation adverse  to their well being.

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angels and demons

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. (cp. Ephesians 6:12).

Translated to mean we mortals struggle against beings, who are not human, and, who reside within established territories. There is a hierarchy of leadership that is cruel, wicked, and is opposed to human relationships with Jesus. Who attack, we mortals from places where don’t have access to.

This is what we know about their hierarchy. Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come.” So Satan answered, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” (cp. Job 2:1-2).

Here’s a Satan/demonic attack reaching back to the dawn of human existence upon this planet. With a particular interesting event. About a creature some think had the ability to turn itself into something it wasn’t. Like from a ground crawling creature into a humanoid. Who, then was neither, but was of demonic lineage.

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God indeed said, “You shall not eat of every tree in the the garden?” (cp. Genesis 3:1). In verses two-five, the two interacted conversationally. Now the woman by hook line and sinker swallowed all the bait tossed her way, and ate the forbidden fruit dangling from that tree. As did her husband v. six. And from that experience misery and death enter the world. (cp. Genesis 3:7-19.

We find Daniel praying, when suddenly a hand touched him. Which made him tremble on his knees and on the palms of my hands.

And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.”

While he was speaking to me, I stood trembling. Then he said to me, “Do nor fear Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come because of your words.

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty one days, and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.

Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.” (cp. Daniel 10:10-14).

From this discussion, we have been presented with three intriguing scenarios. Concerning entities of mixed abilities to interfere with the well being of we humanoids directly and indirectly. So the question, do they exist today? Most probably because of the following declaration by the Apostle Paul. Who was destined by the All Mighty to represent the mind our Creator during the church age. An age very different from all other historical ages. Who wrote, “And no wonder, for Satan himself transforms himself into and angel of light.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14).

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LGBTQ Community

The whole phenomenon of the LGBTQ community has emerged from the secrets of the closet to the platforms of openness and acceptance.

Perfect example was the candidacy of, Pete Buttigieg, as a hopeful presidential candidate. Such an open gay candidacy was not possible until now. Who with pride declared himself married to his husband, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg. With former, President Obama, declaring that, Pete is the future of the democratic party. With some suggesting that, if Biden secures the party’s nomination Mr. Buttigieg could join the ticket as vice president.

The whole phenomenon of the LGBTQ community must be rejected. But to no avail because that’s where we are in histories age of grace. Which will, like all other historical times experience its end. And that age will, be the worse age ever. It’s climatic expulsion can not be avoided.

Here’s how to diverse dichotomies have merged through the centuries. Disobey God and going their own way. Destroying the perfection of God’ created environment for them. Ushering in the penalty of varied illnesses which eventually results in death.

Here’s the parameter established by their Creator. “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will not eat of it. For in the day you eat thereof you shall surely die.” (cp. Genesis 2:17).

The line had been crossed and the penalty executed. God wanted humanity to understand the in between’s of all that transpired then and which reaches us today. The real culprit was Satan and this is the reality of his influence today. “I will put enmity between you (Satan) and the woman, (Mary mother of Jesus) between your seed (Satan) and her seed (Jesus). He (Jesus) shall bruise your head (Satan) and you (Satan shall bruise his (Jesus) heel.” (cp. Genesis 3:15).

The parties will war against each other with Christ and His emissaries (natural and supernatural) bruising the head Satan and his emissaries. All though history reaching us today, they retaliate by bruising their opponents heel. Though the natural and supernatural.

The Pete’s of the day being the bruised heads are in the sunshine for a time. But’ll end, and they’ll be disgraced. Because what the Almighty condemns can’t with stand the constant bruising upon their heads. They represent the blows of death. While the inflection of heel bruising heals triumphantly through Christ. Here’s the timeline.

Here’s the final shameful demise of the Pete’s of the world community.

“For the mystery of the lawlessness is already at work; only He who restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth. Destroying with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying, wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved, and for this reason God will send them strong delusions, that they might believe the lie, that they all may be condemned, who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (cp. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12).

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about homosexuality

“No greater wrong can ever be done than to put a good man at the mercy of the bad. While telling him not to defend himself or his fellows, In no way can the success of evil be more surer or quicker,” President Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919.

Today we have the culture of well intended people, whom from a humanist perspective are encouraging the nation to accept, and embrace homosexuality as a viable lifestyles. They advocate acceptance for what the scriptures condemns. Which puts them under Roosevelt’s declaration as bad people.

Why is that so, when most people think to each their own. Because it’s an abhorrence to all mighty God. It doesn’t matter what we mortals think. What matters is what God thinks. Hard for some mortals to accept. Nevertheless, such behaviors carried strict penalties. As recorded, “If a man lies with a male, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” (cp. Leviticus 20:13).

The Leviticus record of putting homosexuals to death was lawful under the Mosaic law. We of the 21st century are governed by the recordings of grace of age dictates. Recorded by the Apostle Paul, who set aside the death penalty for homosexuals.

God sees no difference between homosexuality from any other human behavior. This is recorded, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they without excuse. (cp, Romans 1:18-20).

Nevertheless, God unequivocally defined sexual relationships from the following. God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept. Surgically removing one his ribs and then healing Adam’s flesh. Creating a woman and bring her to Adam. (cp. Genesis 2:21-22).

And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh after my flesh. She shall called woman because she was taken out of man. Therefore, shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” (cp. Genesis 2:23-24).

How two very distinct people are brought together as one. Is humanly not explainable, no matter how its approached. The best we can do is to declare marriage as a holy sacrament. Because, of it’s mysteriousness union that occurs between a man and a woman.

The Apostle Paul through Christ provides us with the best rational for marriage. (cp. Ephesians 5:28-33).

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what today says about tomorrow

“I once asked evangelist, Billy Graham, if he experienced temptations of the flesh, when he was young?” He said, “Of course!” “How did you deal with them?” With a passion he responded, “I asked God to strike me dead before he allowed to dishonor him that way! That is the kind of seriousness one needs to overcome the temptations of a corrupt culture in which shameful behavior is to often paraded in the streets,” Columnist Cal Thomas.

And, as Isaiah informed us. “Except the LORD of Sabaoth (or Host) had left us a seed (resisters) we would have become like Sodom, and we would have been made like Gomorrah.” (cp. Romans 9:29).

“Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes. Condemning them to destruction by making them an example. To those who would afterward live ungodly.” (cp. 2 Peter 2:6).

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them in a similar manner giving themselves over to fornication, and homosexuality are set forth as examples. Suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (cp. Jude 1:7).

God has promised that He will not be mocked. Promising that that which is sown shall be reaped. (cp. Galatians 6:7). God may not turn the cities of America into ashes from fire. But the same can be accomplished, through the unsettling events disturbing the nation right now.

Certainly an army of Christian resisters are needed to challenge, and turn back the ungodly. Who campaign for the acceptance of those, who mock our Creator. By chasing after various pursuits of strange flesh.

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trump economics

Some mainstream economist like to rave about the free market. With the mysterious hand of God guiding the nation to exceptional prosperity. Which probably is what fuels the donald’s constant economic rhetoric like the following.

Trumpism, “It’s the greatest in the history of the nation! “The growing American economy is the strongest indicator of my success during my time in the White House,” State of the Union Address, Tuesday, 04 February 2020. For the average hard working American, malarkey!

Concerning the mysterious hand of God enriching the United States. Malarkey! That mysterious hand wasn’t so mysterious after all.

American wealth was earned by stealing land from the indigenous peoples of this land. Calling them savages because their skin was darker than their’s, as was, their ways and culture.

And equally horrible, from a people they called their property.  The culture of slavery still exists. It just very different.

Accomplished through the shades of the wealthy determined to deny the majority a fair share of American wealth. Regardless of ethnicity, gender, education or religion. Meaning, if your not one them, then your a commodity to be used to enhance their wealth.

And when, one is no longer  productive one is cast aside. And sometimes suffering the agony of physical pain, financial ruination and often premature death.

The only way to turn the tables on them is through a revolution. Led by Sen Sanders. As Sanders has said, the democratic establishment is scared of his campaign. Because, he’ll govern the nation from the perspectives of we the people. Reversing the ills of the above paragraph. That’s equally scary to the Biden’s, McConnel’s and new third party broker, donald j trump.

It goes beyond their combined comprehension to allow America to become a democracy. Where equal social, and economic empowerment is an American birth right.

So if you want the same old, to remain the same old stuff vote Biden. If you want to lay the ground work change, vote Sanders.

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