1 truth 2 ways

Two men, who hated each other were on the same ship, one sitting in the stern, the other in the bows. A storm came on, and when the ship was on the point of sinking the man in the stern asked the steersman which part of the ship would go under first. On being told that the bows would go first. “I do not mind dying myself,” he said, “if I can see my enemy die before me.”

Many people do not care what happens to themselves, so long, as they see their enemies suffer first. (Fables Of Aesop-Penquin Classics:”Hating Unto Death).

The Christ way the better way, “Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works,” 2 Timothy 4:14, with this promise, “To Me belongs vengeance and recompense. Their foot shall slip in due time, for the day of their calamity is at hand. And the things to come hasten upon them!” Deuteronomy 32:35.

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transition from one to the other

It’s been said that God assumed the responsibility for creating the earth. When completed, behold a place of magnificent splendor. God himself said that, and He was pleased, so he rested.

Then He realized amidst the beauty nothing resembled Himself. So He created from the earth itself a species that resembled Himself, But though it was an innate specimen of Himself, it lacked personality. So through this specimen, He breathed His presence through his creations nostrils, and he became a living being.

Centuries later one of His more violent enemies had a life changing experiences and ended up spending three years with Him in Arabia.

He put it this way, “For you have heard of my conduct how in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.

And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son, that I should preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not confer immediately with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those, who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter and remained with him fifteen days.” Apostle Paul.

Different times different seasons. But from the time one experiences God’ s creative life from their mother’s womb. God has a plan, and destiny for everyone. Fortunate are those, who move on from being an exceptional specimen of beauty. To experience the totality of God’s predestined plan that He has for everyone.

Having have read this, then you to are an exceptional specimen of beauty. But you can go beyond the ordinary experiences of being human.

God has a predestined plan for you, like I discovered when I became of Christo. Different from that of the Apostle Paul. And such a destiny is waiting for you, to claim it.

As an ordained Padre, I am available to help you experience that immortal transition. And hopefully, you will find and accomplish His predestined plan just for you.

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Christmas Blues

Harsh words from the nations first president for people not grasping the sweeping evidence of Divine Providence during the long and tedious celebration of our Christmas pageant.

“The hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, he must be worse than an infidel that faith, and more than wicked that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations,” President George Washington.

The only explanation for such a tragic awareness comes from ones close association with Jesus during their lifetimes. Which can, also be owned by us today.

It was John, who introduced the symbolic supernatural significance of the aforementione. By baptism baptizing Jesus.

Baptism is a renunciation of the past, present attitudes and behaviors offensive to God the Father from the past and reaching us today. And as, Jesus reemerged from the water it signaled a life to be lived in conformity to His Fathers principles.

So John wrote, “The light shines in the darkness, and darkness did not comprehend it.” Text John 1:5. So that is the tragedy of Christmas.

No one, is what, they were destined to be, in fulfillment of this, our passing Christ seasonal celebration. So why is it so difficult for humanity to get in sync with the real meaning of Christmas?

In response, perhaps histories greatest questions was asked by Jesus, “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. (Why) Because You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand for the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his resources; for he is a liar, and the father of it. Because I (Jesus) tell you the truth (about Christmas), and you do not believe it.” Texts: John 8:43-45. Emphasis by insertions, this Padre.

And if the above from Jesus is yours to understand, then a ‘hallelujah,’ or two, is in order. Pass it on to others, with hope, in your own way, that they to, like us might come to know what Christmas was meant to be.

Politicans are all about slogans, for Trump, its, “Keep America Great, for Biden, its, “Build Back Better. Both miss the mark. Keeping America Great, or Build Back Better, will only be accomplished through an understanding of what Christams was menat to be.

It’s not going to occur because, if your a person of theologal awareness, then you know that the abyss is fast closing in, and upon, America, and the community of nations. COVID-19 is only a taste of what the future holds. Note, Matthew 24:4-8.

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what’s at stake

The holiday season presses on, however, our duties were established on that very first Christmas. Here’s a summary of them that represent some everyday aspects for observing Christmas in a reverenced way.

Teaching us how Divine Providence and His agents like Gabriel intersect with humanity. Centuries later this was recorded for us concerning angels, “For He shall give His angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands. Lest you dash your feet against a stone.” See Psalms 91:11-12.

“Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation.” See Hebrews 1:14.

“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for some by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” See Hebrews 13:2.

This Padre is very sensitive to angelic occurrences, as I have been the recipient of their presences since infancy.

Such angelic occurrences can happen without our awareness. Like something unfortunate that should have happened but didn’t. Sometimes people just walk away shaking their heads in wonderment.

Christmas represents our connection to the world of the supernatural. Today mainly from our scriptures because our scriptures are supernatural in themselves.

Those scriptures are like no other words ever written. Because, they represent the living breathing God within us. With God continuously revealing the dependability of those written words.

As, biblical events previously announced occur. Recorded this way, “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.'” Texts: Isaiah 46:9-10.

Examples besides the birth of Jesus. The statehood of Israel in 1948. With Judea and Samaria now belong to Israel. With Jerusalem now recognized, as Israel’s capital city.

Somethings yet to come. Jesus returns and rules from Jerusalem. The very throne of His father, King David. Texts: Matthew 1:11; Matthew 19:28-29. I will be there, will you?

What is it God wanted Mary to know? This, “For with God nothing is impossible!” Texts: Luke 1:34-38. It’s the miracle of Christmas for us also.

Christmas is all about spirituality, duty, reverence and responsibility. Emulated through Mary and Joseph. Picturesque of ordinary people, who become enablers of the seemingly impossible.

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climatic events past to future

From a history book that employed only authentic historians. Because, they were all chosen supernaturally by Divine Providence. Giving us a verifiable historical record.

Gabriel, a ranking authority of the common wealth within the kingdom of God. Was assigned a mission and Gabriel’s mission was recorded by a former tax collector. Who found a better way of life than collecting taxes for the Roman empire. From outward appearance, he gave up an office of authority and thus prestige. He did that voluntarily because once a life is touched supernaturally that touch becomes a craving not an obligation.

Here’s what our history reveals. Gabriel now earth bound approached an extra ordinary woman known as Mary. This conversation was recorded not because the former tax collector was there because he wasn’t. It was given to him by Divine Providence.

Because it was important, for we earthlings to better understand the real significance of their Christmas pageant, which now has an annual celebratory life of two weeks.

All Mary knew from Gabriel was that she would you give birth to a son, and told to  name the child Jesus.

What Mary didn’t know at His birth, but must have sensed as He matured was that her Son would become an extraordinary man. The most difficult experience for a mother to endure is her child’s  premature death. Especially, so after observing His cruel murder. And after His murder becoming aware of His return to life. What she didn’t know was that someday He would inherit the very throne which King David once ruled from.

With King David, somehow mysteriously for mortals to understand was that King David was His father through divine providence.

Though from a human perspective the two were separated by centuries of time and history. Making it impossible for us to comprehend how it could be.

Adding to the complexity for us is that he ruled from Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city in ancient times. But lost to the Jews for centuries. But in our 21st century Jerusalem is again recognized as Israel’s capital city, Which also is one of the road signs, that this age of history is nearing ever so close to its end.

And that world history will become a fiery tinder box of suffering, as one last attempt will be made to do, what Hitler failed to accomplish. Exterminate the Jews globally!

From a climatic failure Jesus will rule the world for the Jews, as their promised Messiah and Savior from Jerusalem. And so will we, as gentiles, if we like the Jews recognize Jesus as our Savior. And even more incomprehensible for we mortals is that all who had died, now are alive, and apart of this the grandest of all celebrations life with Jesus forever. Because His kingdom, is said to be one without end.

Who ever would have thought that our Christmas pageant would own such a galaxy of significance for this season, and any future ones, as Divine Providence allows.

So, what are we to do with all this history? Do as Mary did during her lifetime by declaring, “let all this be according to your word!” And take Gabriel final declaration to Mary seriously,”With God nothing is impossible!”

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sigh of relief

For many, Christmas, is over with a sigh of relief! But it shouldn’t be because there are some everyday aspects of Christmas. Within the providence of time God sent an angel to visit a rather remarkable woman named Mary.

Gabriel made some rather astonishing remarks to her. Telling her that she would conceive in her womb a baby. Instructing her that she should name the baby Jesus. Gabriel reported to Mary that her baby would not be an ordinary child. Saying, that Jesus would inherit the destiny of history inaugurated centuries ago.

Revealing that this baby was destined to inherit the household of King David, the ancient King of Israel. And not that of Joseph, His surrogate father. And that the throne that Jesus would inherit means, that Jesus will someday rule from the capital city of King David which is the city of modern day Jerusalem.

It’s not a matter of speculation, but rather, one of divine declaration. Announced years before His birth, and recorded, in the eternal ledger of birth records. “The genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.” See Matthew 1:1.

What’s the hot spot of the world? Jerusalem! The Arab/Muslims people want Jerusalem to be their capital city. The world community mostly agrees that the Palestinians deserve a homeland. And, they are urging Israel to allow for Jerusalem to be a shared city. It may or may not occur, but if it occurs, it’ll be short lived. Because all of Canaan, belongs to Israel by divine proclamation, and not just Jerusalem. Because of the covenant, God made with Abraham. See Genesis 17:4-8.

So during 2021, or thereafter, the conflict over those disputed rights will intensify. Exploding beyond our comprehension. It has to because Jesus said so!

That really represents what our Christmas pageant is all about with enormous historical significance.

The following takes us deeper into the future depths of such a magnificent pageantry. The forces of evil not observable by most will work to deny any and all such occurrence that favor Israel!

But those of us secure in Christ, this is our future Christmas pageantry. Jesus announcing, “Assuredly I say to you that in the generation, when the Son of Man sits on His throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel!

And every one, who has left houses, brothers or sisters, fathers, mothers or wife, husband, or children, or lands for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many, who are first will be last, and the last first.” See Matthew 19:28-30.

Christians! Understand, and prepare for your destiny. Verse 30, suggests that it might be more difficult than perceived. It has nothing to do with redemption and everything to with picking up His cross and following Him.

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a family experience

Christmas finally it’s here for millions of people. Who will observe the day mostly from the perspective of halls decked with holly and mistletoe. And of course, along with all the other festivities associated with the day.  Unaware or unwilling to know that Christmas is an every day celebration with the beginning of each new day.

But before going on, it should be understood that seeing the house decked with holly. Along with flashing lights with ample mistletoe is very magical with its impact being most relaxing. Merry making is part of life and has a necessary and proper place in our lives because it’s a way of recuperation.

Although difficult because of work, and other responsibilities, people should find time for some form of merry making everyday.

There is a supernatural equivalent to carnal merry making. It’s can be experienced by serving oneself Holy Communion. Because this holy sacrament helps rejuvenate our souls. Done in this manner as a prayer. Take a cracker, and break it, eat it, and repeat, “This is your body broken for me. Take some wine or grape juice, and drink it, and say, “This is your blood shed for the remission of my sins.” Concluding by saying, “Amen, or So be it.” It’s a scared experience to be reverenced and not to be taken lightly. See 1 Corinthians 11:23-32.

We are all specimens of sacredness which includes body, soul and spirit. Merry making for the soul (mind) can be accomplished by carefully and slowing reading our holy scriptures. Perhaps just a few scriptures or just one scripture being sufficient.

It’s more about being in a meditative state of mind. Here’s two soul filling foods. “But if we hope for what we can not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” Text: Romans 8:25. Here’s another, “He/she who is slow to anger is better than the mighty. And he/she, who rules their spirit than he/she who takes a city.” Text: Proverbs 16:32. They are absorbed into the body just like ones favorite Christmas foods. They become the substances of great sustainability. They are digested, and make us what we want and are destined to be. Meditate in terms of needing something to go your way, Romans 8:25 and Psalms 37:3-5, as the perfect antidotes for troublesome situations.

Enjoy the day, and may the Christ of Christmas bless, satisfy and provide for you this day and everyday. Text: Jude 25.

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on the eve of the day lets talk power to truth

The birth of Jesus signals that there always was, and will always be, a union between God and man. So that we might be like Him, He entered this world born of natural means through Mary. He was the eternal Christ, made flesh, and blood just like you and me. See Hebrews 2:14.

Becoming a remarkable person superior to all others. From His earliest years He was preeminently God conscious, God occupied. With a persistence awareness of His destiny. Because He was completely absorbed into a Father Son consciousness. Its through Jesus that we are able to understand our responsibility to God the Father. For we are one by the baptism of Christ and the cup He drank from.

With our baptism by water immersion representing the taking of His ways upon ourselves. To the drinking of His cup, Holy Communion, as our declaration to acceptance of our consequential services to His causes.

That’s the God preferred way for us, as we think about the closing days of 2020. And contemplate, the spiritual awareness waiting for us during 2021.

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stranger in town

Is there any value to Christmas apart from corporate conglomerate profits through consumer spending? Of course! Gift exchanging, merry making, and clever indoor and outdoor decorations. And accompanied, by all those delicious Christmas parties. Followed by plenty of merry making in bedrooms and elsewhere.

Then the heavens asked through the personage of God the Father. Launching two very intriguing questions. Who has believed our report? And to whom is the way of the LORD revealed? With both questions being answered as follows.

For He shall grow up before Me like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He will have no appearance of attractiveness; and when you see Him, there is no beauty that you should desire Him.

He becomes a person who is rejected by society. And a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.

People hide their faces from Him, and they despise Him showing no respect.

Through it all, He never abandoned His mission. Always being willing to bear everyones personal griefs. By making their sorrows His personal griefs. Nevertheless, no one showed Him any sympathy. Instead they found Him to be offensive, and thereby, punished by God.

Society failed to grasp that He was experiencing all of that because of their transgressions against God. Most failed to understand that by those very stripes, they were spared their rightful place of suffering, and punishment, but instead were healed.

Discussion developed using the texts found in Isaiah 53:1-5.

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twinkling above u

Twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder who you are? What follows is come of who I am, so if I sit atop your tree think of me forever. Because I have some secrets to share with you.

Ever wonder, says I atop your tree why I twinkle on the 25th in December?

No one knows My birth date because its a family secret. If you modern day peoples haven’t gotten the message, then here’s an I opener.

In His day, as well as ours, governments are naughty. So with Mary and the baby Jesus in hiding for fear that the government would kill him. Thinking that there had to be a way to celebrate His birth and sneak one past the government. Now there’s a novel challenge for His authentic followers today.

And there was I, you see says I, twinkling atop your tree. Late December was the time that the Roman government allowed Romans to celebrate Saturnalia. It was a Roman festival in late December to honor the god Saturn. So they celebrated the holiday with marvelous festivities with a whole lot of merry making. Complete with fancy banquets and the exchanging of gifts.

And O, how happy Rome was because governments then, and now, love to keep the focus on the dark side, away from the light. And so says I twinkling atop your tree, so does yours! But what many have not learned, says I twinkling atop your tree. Is that America is God’s city upon a hill, and like me a light to of protection from the darkness.

But to the point, honoring the god Saturn, the deity of darkness served us well. And maybe it’ll do the same for you. Like us, and you, someday, it’ll take ingenuity and bravery at necessary times to survive the darkness. It’s an inborn Jesus trait that we Christians inherited.

Cause says I, a top your tree twinkling. To be a Christ worshiper in those days was dangerous, not like yours says I, in America. Unless the Devil, or one of his fallen angels known as demons gets you. Because Christians were being vigorously persecuted by the Romans. Like your government says I, atop your tree twinkling. Who reveals God’s secrets in order to make a better world. That to you a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulders. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.

Some think that this celebration of Saturnalia lasted up to a week. Like the celebration of your Christmas for most says I, atop your tree twinkling. But this twinkle has a message from the family of Jesus, revolt! Darkness is sweeping the land and the light is in danger. Don’t let darkness stop my bright twinkle, says Jesus. Because that’s the Christmas story.

Here’s a secret from His family. The winter solstice was moving towards the greater light. And says, I atop your tree twinkling. Those who knew that a Savior had been born. Also knew that He was the passing darkness of the winter solstice, as it moved towards the light. Because Saturnalia was really the celebration of the unconquerable Son. Says I, appreciate this, as I twinkle atop your tree. Darkness, and death will always give way to light and life.

Atop your tree I share twinkling ever so bright. We did the 25th thing because we were being vigorously persecuted by the Romans. Light can always use darkness to its advantage. We wanted to mark His birth, but the cost was already great. Some of us were beaten, imprisoned, tortured and beheaded. So it was best to slip among the darkness, and thus mock the darkness, by celebrating the birth of our Christ. And another reason, why I twinkle upon your tree, is that we knew all about merry making. So party up you, Christ souldiers, in honor of His birth and triumphs. With the best yet to come.

Now I know you want to know His actual birth date. So very sorry, as I said at the beginning, it’s a family secret. After all, we concluded, its more important to concentrate upon the Christ message. Which is to ruin darkness by exposing it to light. So go get um you people of Christmas. And! Make your Savior proud.

So now you know, why I want you to remember me for ever, as I atop your tree twinkle. Glory to God because we have a victory message of light to celebrate. Which we will, after some consequential battles, but this we know now, “Among the god’s there is none like You, O Lord; nor are there any works like Your works. All nations, whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God,” Psalms 86:8-10.

And as you take me down, and should I manage a dimming twinkle, would you think of me to be just about a burnt out bulb. Hope not, but if so, know that twinkling His message is your job season to season. The Christ way, and darkness be dammed in all its Saturnalia forms.

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A Christmas Carol

Yesterdays discussion featuring Hannah, a 10th century B.C. prophetess gave us a complete Christmas pageantry. Summed Up with this Christmas expression. “I rejoice in Your salvation!” “And, He will give strength to His king (Jesus), and exalt the horn (strength) of His anointed.” Texts: 1 Samuel 2:1d; 10d-e.

Long after Hannah, another woman arrived with the same message. Pretty much echoing the same prophetic story as Hannah. And Mary said, “My soul  does magnify  the LORD, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the low estate of His maidservant; for behold, from henceforth all nations shall call me blessed. For He has done great things; and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those, who fear Him from generation to generation.” Texts: Luke 1:46-50.

Not many associate Christmas with world affairs, but that’s what verses 51-53 are about. “For He has shown strength with His arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.”

Historians are still amazed, as the nations greatest generation, World War Two veterans. Overcame some seemingly insurmountable odds to turn the tide of defeat into victory. Perhaps with the Normandy invasion being the greatest from, 06 June 1944 – 01 September 1944.

Because from the cold waters, as the troops valiantly climbed treacherous mountains, as open targets from above, to send the Germans into permanent retreat.

And in the Pacific, the battle for Iwo Jima from, 19 February 1945 – 26 March 1945.

American victories occurred because of Luke 1:51-52. “He has shown strength with his arms.He has scattered the proud with the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.”

But in the end, for a spell America’s enemies might be exalted. Mary capsules it this way, “He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty,” Luke 1:53. America is not the humble Christ fearing, and Christ honoring of World War Two. And no doubt, America will pay dues for her treachery.

Our Christmas pageantry is really about, Luke 1:54-55, “He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.” And if, you are Christ’ then you are of the seed of Abraham, and heir’s according to the promise,” Galatians 3:29.

Sometimes God’s wrath becomes necessary in order for socities to appreciate His fruitful bounties. And that is part of the untold Christmas Carol.

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christmas story untold

A women centuries ago gave us this Christmas story. It is filled with gifts to be treasured and avoided.

Christmas can’t be understood apart from Jewish history. Because we have it written, as such, “And if you are Christ’s, then you are of Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Text: Galatians 3:29.

Most understand that Christmas has been commercialized, and serves as a season for gigantic corporate conglomerate revenues.

Christmas is really about God’s desired abundance for us in so many ways. But the Christmas season also has a tragic down side, resulting in the abundance and God’s wrath. Depending upon ones individual personal choices, or national choices made by nation states.

For Israelis, this abundance of wealth or wrath has been a roller coaster ride between the two. Christians have not fared much better over the centuries. Except for two other extra ordinary nations. Great Britain, and the United States. But things are changing, as both nations are slipping more and more towards God’s wrath. But not by default, but by deliberate choice.

Hannah shared this Christmas story with the world with these words as a woman of prayer. Perhaps Hannah didn’t understand the duality of her words, Which may also be applicable, when we pray. Gift makers for individuals, families, nation and beyond to other nations. “My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn (strength) is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies because I rejoice in Your salvation.

Here Hannah gave the world her prophetic awareness of the our LORD Jesus Christ. She goes on to declare, “No one is holy like the LORD. There is none beside You, Nor is there any rock like our God.”

Followed by this warning, “Talk no more, so proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for the LORD is the God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed.

Hannah’ s prophetic Christmas story hails these bounties upon God’s faithful. The bows of mighty men are broken. And those, who stumble are girded with strength.

She went on to counsel. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread. And the hungry, have ceased to hunger. Even the barren have born seven, and she, who has many children has become feeble.

The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave, and brings up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings  low and lifts up. He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the beggar from the ash heap. And makes them inherit the throne of glory.

The pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and He has set the world upon them. He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness.

For by strength no person shall prevail. The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; from heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His saints and exalt the horn (strength) of His anointed.” Scriptural texts: 1 Samuel 2:1-10.

Lots of history to be discovered from what lies between each expressed thought.

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season 4 gift exchanging

During the Christmas season some worthy expressions for Christendom to consideration. If we, Christians respond in the affirmative, shouldn’t the forth coming prompts make America and the world  very different?

“A son honors his father. A servant his master. If I am a Father, where is my honor? And if I am a Master where is My honor? And if, I am a Master, where is the fear of Me? Says the LORD of Hosts to you” Texts: Malachi 1:6a.

We all need to assemble our own action plans in response to His critique. Making sure that we gift our Christ of the season with our humble gratitude and adoration. And in return, here’s one of His many seasonal gifts just for us.

His desired gift from Christendom. “Oh, that you would give thanks to Me for My goodness. For all My wonderful works done on your behalf.” And in response, His gift to us. “For I satisfy the longing soul, and fill the hungry soul with goodness.” Developed from Psalms 107:8-9.

Clergy people get sick, vacation, retire or move on. This Padre duly ordained is available to fill that vacancy temporarily. Or perhaps teach a Sunday school class, or an adult Bible study group. Exploring topics chosen by you. From the very conventional, or ones deep into the corridor of topics seldom explored.

For example, David distressed, and praying raised this interesting issue. “Among the gods there is none like You, O LORD; nor are there any works like Your works.” Texts: Psalms 86: 8-9.

And, “Now there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan was with them.” Text: Job 1:6.

Then this, “God stands in the congregation of the mighty. He judges among the Gods.” And is rebuked, “How long will you judge unjustly, and show partially to the wicked? And challenged, Defend the poor and the fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.” Texts: Psalms 82:1-4.

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Strange as it may be, Christmas in its own way is an everyday occurrence. Involving the natural and the supernatural. So first, here’s a taste of the natural. For Mary, and their son Jesus. Joseph plays a surrogate role as provider for his family.

Family, and responsibility are aspects of Christmas to be valued. Exemplified by the Joseph’s, and the Mary’s of our modern world. Which extends, beyond Christmas day and makes a circular journey.

The supernatural always intersects with the natural of human nature. Most are unaware of this supernatural- natural phenomenon. For the majority of families, it just happens. Probably because of a complete lack of interest because this phenomenon moves across our time line very slowly. And at the end, makes a sudden burst to complete the circle of the calendar.

With families being tossed into the madness of another Christmas season. Absent all the lessons from the natural -supernatural that should should have learned. Jesus is always hopeful, that through another cycle of the Christmas pageant, all its lessons will be learned, and then digested spiritually. Making for better people, communities, and nation.

America is going in the wrong direction. As the natural with its apparent superior digestive powers, is destroying the supernatural. Which will make for some very turbulent times for families, nation and the world community.

Blessed are those, who understand this statement. As America goes, so goes the world. That’s not just a euphemism, it’s a supernatural declaration. Rejected by more, and more people, which will only make wrong right by legislation. Making the good old days a footnote in history. The natural calls it social progress, but the supernatural calls it death

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unfinished history

“I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their reality,” Edgar Allen Poe.

Rightly so, and here’s a several tiered snap shot of that future reality.

“I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was commited to them.

Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus, and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads, or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousnd years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priest of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be realeased from his prison, and go out and deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth. Gog and Magog to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.

They went up on the breath of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.

The devil, who had deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and prophet are. And they shall be tormented  day and night forever and ever.” (cp. Revelation 20:4-10).

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when all is said and done what will it be

“If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way,” Napolean Hill.

Wonder what Napolean would think about minding ones own business, as a small way of doing a great thing.

Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowlwdge in every place.

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved, and among those who are perishing.

To the one we are the aroma of death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. Who is sufficient for these things? (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16),

Answer, those who walk the Christ talk without the need for the fanfare of recognition. The Spirit of God is the silent carrier and convictor of our Christ fragrance.

Note according to Jesus, “The Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Of sin because they do not believe in Me, of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you will see me no more. Of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” (cp. John 16:8-11).

It’s not that God needs me or you to accomplish His purposes Because He has already declared that He will act according to His own counsel and pleasure. (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

We are His fragrance as a matter of privilge. But God is merciful and gracious. Declaring, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me to give to everyone according to their work. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. (cp. Revelation 22:12;14).

 

life its ramifications

“The boundries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and the other begins,” Edgar Allan Poe. The Premature Burial

Unfortunately for Poe, and millions of others reaching us today. Were, and are not students of biblical knowledge. Because the scriptures are very clear. For a detailed primer concerning the origins of life from dust read, “Humanities Varied History,” published, 11 December 2020.

And also in that process this occurred, “And the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being. (cp. Genesis 2:7).

And, we know that man as Adam, and Adam became the most intelligent man ever to grace this planted. Because, he was created in the image of God. (cp. Genesis 1:26). And just by thinking he could travel great distances. Because that’s what Christ was able to do.

This Padre, believes that the following is perhaps two of the greatest conversation to have ever occurred. It’s a convesation between Jesus and Mary Magdalene and His disciples. (Note the instantaneous appearance of Jesus).

But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she looked down into the tomb. And saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet of Jesus, where the body of Jesus had lain.

Then they said to her, “Woman why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my LORD, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”

She supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, Rabboni!” (which is to say Teacher).

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father and you Father, but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am asending to My Father and your Father and to My God and your God.'” (cp. John 20:11-17).

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors where shut where the disciples were assembled. For fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood and stood in the midst of them and said to them, “Peace be with you!”

(Note the doors were shut, and Jesus not knocking or let in just appeared instantly in the midst of them). (cp. John 20:19).

And that will be our experience, if redeemed by beleiving in His death and resurrection.

In the days of COVID-19, and uglyness of donald j trump, no matter what, we have the same responsibity as did His disciples. Saying, “Peace be to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (cp. John 20:21).

Despite the ugliness of the here and now, this is our life and future experience.

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagarly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Who will transform our lowly body that it may be transformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He ia able to subdue all things to himself. (cp, Philippians 3:20-21).

But there is a sometime process about all of the aforemetioned, which blinded Poe, and many others, its called death. The Bible announces, “And its appointed for men to die.” (cp. Hebrews 9:27a). “You take away their breath and they die and return to dust.” (cp. Psalms 104:29b). “And, the spirit will return to God who gave it.” (cp.Ecclesiastes 12:7b).

And that concludes an analogy between life and death. But there is a lot more to death, which is for another discussion.

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self-angels and a redeemer

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” J.J.R, Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.

Indeed: “Since their days are determined. The number of their years are with you. You have appointed their limits, so that they can not pass them.” (cp. Job 14:5).

“So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (cp. Psalms 90:12).

And, with some help. “He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up with their hands. Lest you dash your feet against a stone.” (cp. Psalms 91:11-12).

And, all will be better in some unknown future time. “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know. That in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” Job 19:25-27.

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when all fails try again

“You are the master of your own destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your own life what you want it to be. Should defeat occur, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward that coveted goal,” Napolean Hill.

Best way: A persons heart plans their way, but the LORD directs their steps, Proverbs 16:9.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God and not trouble?” Job 2:9-10.

The steps of good people are ordered by the LORD. And he delights in their way. Should they fall, they shall not be utterly cast down. For the LORD, upholds them with Hid hands, Psalms 37:23-24.

The rebound: Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feel His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD. And, He shall bring it to pass, Psalms 37:3-5.

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getting the job done

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire. You can achive. Change your thoughts and change the world,” Norman Vincent Peale.

Norman Vincent Peale, was perhaps the twentieth centuries greatest motivator. True or not, it doesn’t matter. Because they were all secondary to the first centuries motivators. Who were motivated to write inspirationally by the greatest motivator of them all, Devine Provodence. With that motivational influence having been passed on to us.

The eyes of the LORD run to and fro though out the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal to Him. (cp. 2 Chronicles 16:9).

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

Now to Him who is able to do all above all that we ask or think according to the power that works within us. (cp. Ephesians 3:20).

But as it is writen, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have enterd into the heart of anyone the things God has prepared for those who love Him. (cp. 1 Corinthians 2:9).

For where there is no motivation by the visionaries, the people perish.

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