old rubbish made new -v- godliness

Job chapter 25 is all about Bildad  rehearsing old attacks through the rearranging of his verbiage.

Job makes the following inquiries. Bildad, when have you helped anyone who is in need of help? Or rescued those over burdened with need? What is the depth of your council for people trapped in burdensome circumstances? cp. Job 26:2-3).

Oh! Bildad what departed spirit speaks through you? The departed spirits of the dead tremble, as do all other spirits that exist beneath those waters. Sheol is naked before God and Destruction = Abaddon (cp. Revelation 9:11), has no covering, verses 4-6.

Bildad here is the majesty of the Almighty. He hung the earth on nothing. He binds up the water in His thick clouds. Yet the clouds are not broken. He encloses the face of His throne with His clouds. He has established the surface boundaries of the waters, and the confines of light and darkness, verses 7-10.

The pillars of heaven tremble, and are astonished at His rebuke. He stirs up the sea with His power, and by His understanding He stirs up the storm. By His Spirit He dressed the heavens; and by His hand, He pierced the fleeing serpent, verses 11-13.

Behold Bildad, these are but the outskirts of His ways. How small of a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power, who can understand?

This discussion was developed from Job 26:2-14. Through critical analytical interpretation.

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ill gotten fades away pt 27

Life offers consistencies that are memorable, but the converse is remembered as dung. So lets travel the roadways of Zophar, a prime nemesis of Job. Perhaps we’ll discover some applicable truths for our 21st century earthling occupants. Packed with many euphemisms that no doubt have varied applications.

So Zophar asks, don’t you know that since humans were placed upon this earth, that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Though their height reaches up to the heavens far above the clouds, yet they will perish forever like their own dung. Those with awareness of them will wonder where are they? The public’s remembrance of them will be like a nightmare. And like all such dreams, awakening chases them away. All that remains are their bones which will lie down with them in the dust of their flesh.

The psychological and physical experience of wickedness to them is like something sweet in their mouths. To savor it hopefully, forever, they hide it under their tongues. To no avail because it is certain to reach their bowels. And there it becomes like cobra venom. Wickedness has no lasting satisfaction, because it must always produce misery though their wicked struggle to hide their misery. Wickedness is the polar opposite of righteousness, and Divine Providence will not allow opposing currents to survive.

Though their bellies may appear full through ill gained endeavors. At a fitting time God will cast His fierceness against them. It will rain on them while they are in the midst of another sumptuous dinner.

In the end the heavens will reveal their iniquity. That is the totality of their wickedness. God’s fierceness wears many hats. Being alienated by Him is a hat to be avoided. This discussion was developed from, Job 20:4-29.

Centuries have passed since Zophar canvassed his portrait of wickedness. Then, as today wickedness can be defined as an intentional mistake, like a twisted truth intended for one to receive an unearned benefit. To a gross felony designed to create maximum harm. It can reach beyond individuals to include nation states.

For us, in this the age of grace, God provided Jesus, as the bearer of our sins. It is recorded, “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood. He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him, who had the power of death, that is the devil.” (cp. Hebrews 2:14) And, “And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only ours only, but for the whole world.” (cp. 1 John 2:2).

So to partake in His atoning sacrifice as our propitiation (substitute) follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality that so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in the world, they will in the next.

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when heaven and earth meet boom pt 17

It’s not that Job hasn’t heard enough nonsense from two of his friends, now a third steps forward to berate Job. Chastising him for being insensitive to the workings of the Almighty. Asking, “Shouldn’t your many empty words be answered? How else do you expect to find redemption through His justice?

Your boasting concerning your innocence, does it not mock you, and shouldn’t it make you ashamed? Instead you insist, “I am innocent, and therefore, I am not guilty of any injustices against You.”

Zophar laments, But oh! “That God would speak, and show you the secrets of His wisdom! For true wisdom has two sides. Understand that God exacts from you far less than your sins deserve. Job, can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are high as heaven. What can you do? They are deeper than hell itself. It measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. Really, what do you really know, Job? That makes you think that you can oppose Him?

You can’t Job because He understands false men like you! Job, you need to change your attitude and seek Him. Set aside all of your unrighteousness that’s within you.

Than you will be able lift up your eyes heavenward without fear. You will forget your misery. You’ll remember them like waters that have passed away. Than your life will be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it will be as morning.

Job, you will feel secure, because there is hope! Yes, you will search, and you will find rest and safety. Also Job, you will lie down, and no one will make you afraid. Yes Job, many will court your favor.

Yes, the eyes of the wicked will fail. But they will have no way to flee. Their hope will occur when they die.

Discussion was developed from, Job 11:1-20, by critical analytical interpretation.

Job is an interesting book because it highlights how humanity interacts among themselves. All that requires a thoughtful read, because even those who claim godly insights screw up with their advice to Job.

Another matter to focus upon is that Job is quite innocent as he claims. Job happened to be a pawn used by God to show what faith looks like. Allowing Satan attack him to the degree that he’d denounce and turn against his God. It failed!

Job being human hasn’t handled all these matters very well. He curses the day that he was born. And blames, God for allowing his problems. Wishes for death to capture him, and wheel him of to the graveyard. Where darkness prevails even when there is light.

That was a summary of the sixteen previous discussions, starting, 22 April 21. Read them carefully and determine how they might fit into your life. Job is a book about how the cosmos, and all that’s therein interacts with each other. God is the supreme being, who interacts with all the other players, including Satan. One way or another every human life has to contend with all of this.

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

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a guy named Bildad pt 14

The book of Job is classified as a book of wisdom. And as such contains subject matter as how to gain wisdom. It’s tagged as having instructional insights as how to gain that wisdom. Which of course comes through scoldings. All of which are designed to be avenues for self correcting insights. And designed to help God’s constituents to live lives acceptable to Him, thus avoiding His punishing hand. (cp. 2 Timothy 3:16).

In previous discussions it was shown that Satan roams the earth seeking whom he can destroy. (cp. 1 Peter 5:8). While also having access to converse with God, in the heavenly places. It was while there that God tells Satan that there is no one earth like Job, righteous and living a God honoring life style.

Satan takes issue with such an assertion, and says nonsense! “Remove your protective apparatus, and he’ll turn against you and will curse you!”

So Satan is given permission to do to Job as he pleases, but with one exception, do not kill him. And with that Satan did, as readers know from previous discussions. To the point that Job wishes himself dead, and asks of God to be left alone.

Eliphaz, one his friends takes Job to task, and tells him that he brought those troubles upon himself. Because God is righteous and only punishes the guilty. Job tries defending himself, but only ends up defeated and depressed.

And now another friend, Bildad, will level his fault finding attack against Job. Asking Job, “How long will you continue with such absurdities? They are nothing more than the sound of a strong wind!”

Does God delay judgement, and would the Almighty delay justice? And then, insinuating that the death of his children who died young, and unexpectedly was because that had sinned. Yes! That’s why they died before their time. His judgement and justice can at times can be instantaneous and without warning.

O pleads Bildad, “If you would earnestly seek God, and make confession to the Almighty with sincerity, surely He would respond.” And make you prospers once again, though at the start, your move forward will be slow. But finally at the end your wealth will be abundant.

Then Bildad encourages Job to consider their forefather’s. Who reasoned that its like we were born yesterday, and because of our infancy, we know nothing!

Counseling Job, “Behold, God will not cast away the blameless, nor will He uphold evildoers. He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing.

Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and dwelling place of the wicked will come to nothing.

The following scripture’s were used to develop this discussion, Job 8:1-10; 20-22, and other scriptures for clarification. The Job scriptures by analytical interpretation.

Of course Bildad sees all that occurring, if, and when, Job repents, and again finds favor with the Almighty. Good advice then, and now, so if you are not apart of the Almighty’s family? Become one of His by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. And then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this age, they will in the next.

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leviathan creature of horror-pt 8

Leviathan a mysterious menacing sea creature meaning the coiled one. This mysterious creature appears in biblical and extrabiblical literature. Pictured by the prophet Isaiah 27:1 as perhaps the cursed creature, who doomed all of humanity as both Adam and Eve crossed the line of the forbidden. Note: “In that day the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong. Will punish Leviathan that fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisted serpent, and He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.”

Yes, it was that crafty shape shifting pearl of God’s creation, who betrayed His Creator. And then, sucked Adam and Eve into his snare, knowing that they were designed in His exact likeness. Creating insult upon injury. (cp. Ezekiel 28:14-17; Isaiah 14:12-14; Genesis 1:26; 3:1-6 and verses 16-19).

The redeemed through Christ will again experience the likeness of Christ. It occurs when we experience the likeness of His transfiguration. (cp: Luke 24:33-43; Romans 8;11; Philippians 3:21; 1 Corinthians 15:51:51-57; the ultimate vs. 58).

It’s alleged that when Leviathan bellows the waters of the seas roar with terror swallowing those at sea and upon earth. And perhaps is the agent of our current pandemic. If so, and most likely, it is, but unfortunately it represents only the beginning of sorrows as we shall see. Journeys deep into John’s revelations expose their terrors.

The battle lines are drawn because the two have battled for eons of time. And Leviathan, knows that his destructiveness is approaching its end. So one more hurrah from the bellowing angry serpent.

So God in His infinite wisdom; why beyond human comprehension, chooses one from the original twelve, Matthew, to follow the Christ. So he pens the following, Matthew chapter 24:32-35, The establishment of the state of Israel. But, its climax is kept secret verse 36. Learn about the evils of Noah’s times. For they represent  signals as to when our time will end. Examine verses 36-43. Be ready because no advance notice will occur apart from generational similarities. Be prepared verses 44-51.

These conditions sever as forerunner’s, as to when, we can expect the aforementioned. There will be great controversy over religion. The constant imminent possibility of global warfare. Then there will famines, pestilences liked COVID-19, unprecedented number earthquakes. And, the grand daddy of them all. Declared to be just the beginning of sorrows (cp. Matthew 24:4-8).

Starting with unprecedented hatred, and betrayals of those who became Christ followers absent His protection. Because the age of grace, had ended. (cp. Matthew 24:9-12; absent the church, verses 13-14).

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change like no other in history pt-2

Never in the history of the world has the world encountered such a profound week. Jesus marched through the week disregarding centuries of religious practices. From which a legal system had evolved.

Then He boldly created a different approach to the practice of religion. And around this religion tagged Christianity, another legal system would be developed.

Both the religious, and civil authorities thought that such a threat to their community influence, and power, had finally ended. Until those religious leaders remembered their experience with Jesus at the temple. There He threw the profiteers out of the temple. Accusing them of making God’s house as a house of merchants.

Without hesitation,  they demanded, “By what authority do you have to expel our merchants?” Jesus replied, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up?” They laughed, saying, “Forty six years was this temple under construction.” Scoffing and saying, “You’ll rebuild it in three days?” Not knowing that Jesus spoke of His body and not a structure of perishable materials. (cp. John 2:13-21).

Those same religious leaders would go to Pilate. Reminding him of what the deceiver had said before His death. After three days, I will rise again. Begging that Pilate would make the grave secure.

So that His disciples would be unable to steal the corpse of Jesus. Then claiming that as He said, He has risen! Knowing that such an occurrence would mobilize the people.

Resulting in what they feared most. The loss of their authority and power. They put it this way, “If the people believe He is risen from the dead, the last error would be greater than the first!” They got their wish as Pilate dispatched men to secure the tomb and to stand watch. (cp. Mathew 27:62-66).

During the days of Holy Week discussions were presented which were about the 7 days that changed the world forever. Each day presented arguments different from the usual arguments of Holy Week.

With a focus about a movement that should remain antagonistic to both church and government. Because, both have become the bedfellows of complacency, when compared to the central message of Jesus, as He traveled to Jerusalem.

It was the day before Palm Sunday, named after the occurrence described in John 12:12-13. But it set the tone for the week, as throngs of people greeted Jesus by yelling expressions of suffering, “Hosanna! Meaning liberate us while carrying and waving their palm branches.

Then on a Friday, Jesus declared, “It is finished! Then bowing His head, He gave up His Spirit. (cp. John 19:30). All that remained for that historical change to reach us was His burial and resurrection.

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

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victories in the making

“When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row. Because to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. I always felt that the was a sort of a mosaic. Each of us put in one little stone, then we created a great mosaic,” Alice Paul.

Alice Paul was one of the key strategist in a 7 decade battle in securing a women’s right to vote. Through the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Do not be envious of evil me, nor desire to be with them; for their heart devises violence, and their lips talk of trouble making.

Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established, by knowledge the rooms are filled with precious and pleasant riches.

Wise people are strong, yes, and they are people of knowledge with increased strength. For by wise council you will wage your own war, and in a multitude there is safety.

If you say, “Surely we did know this.” Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each person, according to their deeds? (cp. Proverbs 24:1-6;12 with exegesis).

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

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strangers among us

Unseen forces patrol the earth some for good and others for the not so good. The not so good was discussed yesterday.

Awareness of ones surroundings both visible an invisible is essential for understanding our world. This the last of four discussions that had been developed from Colossians 1:15-16, which reads. He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible …. All things were created through Him and for Him.” For these discussion the emphasis has, and is, upon the visible and invisible.

First a journey into the Old Testament Book of Zechariah to ease drop on this conversation. “I had a vision by night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees in the ravine; and behind him were horses that were red, brown and white horses.”

Then I said, “My lord what are these?” So  the angel who talked with me said to me, “I will show you what they are.” And the man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are the ones whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro through out the earth.”

So they answered  the Angel of the LORD, who stood among the myrtle trees, and said, “We have walked to and fro through out the earth, and behold, all the earth is resting quietly.” (cp. Zechariah 1:8-11).

When, was the last time anyone mortal saw such a phenomenon occurring in their neighbor? Of course, no one, because such phenomenons are invisible to to human awareness. And, that applies equally to the other phenomenons discussed in previous days.

Most are not aware of these two factual truths concerning angels. “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” For that question, I can answer in the affirmative. And the same is so for the following, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing, some have entertained angels.” (cp. Hebrews 1:14; Hebrews 13:2).

Are guardian angels real? “For He shall give His angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (cp. Psalms 91:11-12).

This Padre can attest to also having had such an experiences. As a result of unusual circumstances, I fell and became semi-conscious. During the course of very early hours of the day. Suddenly, like from out of nowhere, a strong hand lifted me up, and air transported me to my 3rd floor residence. At the door, as I opened it, and showed the angel my exercise equipment that I also use as part of my exercise routine. Puff, the angel appeared to have just evaporated without comment.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then not verses 11-13. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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2 paths which 1 to 2 take

“Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent  or careless, but on the contrary it awakens us, urges on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good,” Ulrich Zwingli.

That’s a good thing because trumpism has swept the country. And if not reversed, America, will become a nation of nothingness.

If you take the time to study church history, it’s doubtful if Zwingli’s admonitions swept the globe, including America in any meaningful way. Of course there were pockets of such spirituality, but that’s much different from the Christianity of religion. Which populates most of western societies of Europe and reaching, the United States.

Churches are in great number hooting and hollering His praises in accordance with their respective idioms. And most congregants, leave those sacred palaces in ignorance of Zwingli’s perceived lifestyles.

And it’s not unusual to see governments at all levels everywhere opening their parliaments by invoking the stewardship and blessings from the Almighty.

Something is seriously wrong by virtue that the world is becoming less like Zwingli’s world vision.

Ulrich Zwingle was a 16th century protestant church reformer. He hailed from Zurich, Switzerland, a country dominated by the Catholic church. A country that made it unlawful to adhere to doctrines not authorized by the Catholic church. To do so was to commit the crime of heresy which was punishable by death.

A neighboring pastor was burned while alive to death for the crime of heresy. That crime infuriated Zwingle and he called for war to avenge his death. But, war was temporarily avoided by an mutually agreed upon peace treaty between Catholics and Protestants. Each city was given the authority to decide which religion would be lawful to be practiced in their city.

Zwingle opposed the treaty. He argued for the free preaching of the gospel and freedom of conscience through out all of Switzerland unabridged. He wrote, “Let us be firm, and fear not to take up arms. We thirst for no man’s blood, but we shall clip the wings the oligarchy,” Ulrich Zwingle.

“A single individual must not take it into his head to dethrone a tyrant. This would be a revolt, and the kingdom of God commands peace, righteousness and joy. But if a whole people with common accord, or if the majority at least reject him without committing violence, it is God Himself that acts,” Ulrich Zwingle.

War eventually commenced and Ulrich Zwingle lost his life on the battlefield. Zwingle was bending done to console a dying soldier, when he was struck in the head. Four times he tried to rise and four times he was wounded again. “What matters this misfortune?” He murmured, as he lay dying under a pear tree, “They can kill the body, but they cannot kill the soul.”

With the battle won, some Catholics roamed the battlefield torturing the wounded to force them to call for help from the saints. By this time Zwingli was unable to speak, but he shook his head refusing to confess to a priest. One captain finally recognized him, and jabbed him through the throat with the cry, “Die obstinate heretic!”

The Catholics later held a mock trial for heresy, and found him guilty of treason. They quartered his body and burnt his body parts with soaring flames. Source material: History of the Reformation, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne.

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disturbers of the present 4 better tomorrow

“We are not here in this world for ourselves. If we are to better the future, we must disturb the present,” Catherine Booth.

Catherine was a 19th century disturber of the present for a better future. For those who know her history, she, and her husband gave all to accomplish such a monumental task.

She also wrote, “Many do not recognize this fact, as they should, that Satan has managed to cast a deep slumber of contentment upon entire world. Especially the church.”

“As long as they sing songs like, the sweet by and by, say prayers and and hear sermons that make people feel good. Bringing about a contentment that all is well between themselves and others. Then, looking forward to the next time of smiles and hellos , along with refreshments before and after services.”

“Satan is content to let them continue their delusional existence. Getting on the bad side of Satan occurs when the preacher calls sinners to repentance, and tells them that they are to be disturbers of of the present for a better future the Christ way.”

None of the aforementioned comes as a surprise to God Almighty. For this is recorded, “Lawlessness will increase.” (cp. Matthew 24:12). The multiple avenues lawlessness has been acerbated by modern day Christendom, who have reduced the Christ reality to a collection of nothing more than, at best, fiction.

The standard, Catherine Booth, lived by is relevant today, “I don’t believe in any religion apart from doing the will of God.”

The only way for a better future is to disturb the present. And it’s not as monumental, as many may think. If one is synchronized with the incarnate Christ, who lives within and manifests Himself through His Spirit.

Meditate upon the following: “For as many, as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the people of God.” (cp. Romans 8:14).

From the infinite breath of Divine Providence, Paul recorded the working of the Holy Spirit within us. And Paul prayed,

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, MAY GIVE YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM, v. 17.

“That the eyes of your understanding BEING enlightened; that you may see what is the hope of His calling, and what are the RICHES of the glory of HIS INHERITANCE within the SAINTS,” v. 18.

“And what is the exceeding  greatness of His power toward us who believe, ACCORDING TO THE WORKING OF HIS MIGHTY POWER IN US,” v. 19.

“WHICH HE WORKED IN CHRIST, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,” v. 20.

“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come!” v. 21.

“And He shall put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the HEAD of the church, which is HIS BODY the fullness of HIM, who fills all in all,” v. 22. (cp. Ephesians 1:17-22).

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money and action talk

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. When we come to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on,” Franklin Roosevelt.

Americans have a lot to fear through an endless pandemic, and the certainty of probable multiple insurrections on behalf of god trump and his crazed disciples. So it’s going to take more than securing  a knot and hanging on.

Today, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, will assume their respective offices as heads of state.

They’ve got to juggle multiple tasks at the same time. Among them convicting Trump through a senate hearing. If Republicans have any sense, they’ll join Democrats in convicting Trump. If they don’t, then they are nothing more than pawns on the Trump chess board. Whose only purpose is to sever his interests. And that will endanger American democracy beyond the limits of current awareness.

Then the state courts must pursue Trump civilly and criminally. With the results being heavy fines and imprisonment.

And along the way his political pawns will cry, that’ll only further inflame a divided nation. And it will, but that’s the price that has to be paid, if America is ever to become a nation of oneness, liberty and equal justice for all. Because today, it’s only a collection of euphemisms.

Biden has promised to unite the nation. This should be high on his agenda. Fair, and just financial reparations for all people who have had to deal with discriminatory racism dating back centuries, and continues to plague them today. A must for the nations indigenous peoples. The original owners of these lands, African Americans and Latinos, who all previously and currently suffer from white racism.

That’ll take brave and bold action by a President Biden. Frankly, this writer doubts that he’s up to such a challenge. Fortunately perhaps age and bouts of amnesia will usher in the administration, Vice President Kamala Harris. It’s just a matter of time and patience.

Some might ask, where is the source of income for such an ambitious endeavor? For starters, revoke the tax exempt status for churches. Tax their by products, books and other paraphernalia, that helps make some of them very rich.

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a nation on edge

Tomorrow, President Elect Joe Biden, will become the 46th President of these United States, and maybe the last, if god trump and his disciples have their way.

What we don’t know is what kind of secret communications are taking place between the two? And what kind of explosive war artillery do they have at their disposal? And what kind of discipline do they have before they attack? Will it be sooner or later? Will the attacks be simultaneously attacks upon the nations capital and state capitals, or spaced out between the two?

They’ll most likely will fight a highly camouflaged war. Such warfare needs the ability to slip in, and outside of what appears to represent normal society.

Recall Trump had significant numbers of religious advisers as part of his inner circle. And that, Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Association declared that religious evangelicals aren’t about to abandon him. Message: They’ll be his camouflage. Allowing them to slip in and out churches, pastoral parsonages and homes of church members.

Protestant evangelicals opposed the Biden’s presidency because they feared he’d put burdensome restrictions upon religious liberty. Like taxing their properties, taxing their varied profit making incomes. And equally troubling for them, expanding abortion rights for woman, expanding LGBTQ rights, gay marriages and child adoptions.

It’s what the state is suppose to do because it’s apart of what it means to secure life, liberty and justice for all. The hallmarks of true democracy.

Now if God is almighty, as they argue He is, then they should use the greatest weapon known to humans, prayer. Prayerfully they should bring the state into conformity with His standards found through out the Bible. And if He doesn’t, then perhaps the state is serving God’s interest.

Supernaturally Divine providence can work miracles! Recorded history shows the coming and goings of pestilences, starvation’s, disappearance of people, and their kingdoms just by the whisper of His word.

Organized religion through the ages has screwed up the ways and means of Divine Providence in human affairs. To the point that most believe that God is irrelevant as a solution provider. And hear we are today, on the brink of who knows what is next. A sprawling pandemic and trumpism. What does it all spell, guaranteed chaos.

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worlds within worlds

2021 still in its infancy still offers hope for what everyone in their own ways craves. Despite the mounting evidence to the contray.

Through the sickening state of American politics. Bringing this reality that the American dream happens to be one of histories greatest frauds.

Equality for all, was, and is a lie. The founders purposefully designed equality to be the experience of mainly wealthy office holders within and through out the federal government. And, mimicked through all subsidery governing jurisdictions below it. Meaning of course politics in your home town.

If you are really want all the details of how such a facade was, and is, and will contiue to be, then engage this writer in a truth telling, and therefore, a revealing of its reality.

Truth be told, and here you’ll only find truth. Biblical truth with a solid foundation through the mystereious scriptures. No one will undersatnd such a declaration religiously because religion is the problem.

Religion is the formation of human declared declarations decreed by numerous proponents as coming from God Himself. It’s a mess, and is very difficult to sort the fiction from the truth. Because a good liar, must mix some truth with the falsehoods of their religious ideologies in order to create believability.

All that can be said is be careful. Because if careful scrutiny is exercised you’ll stripe them naked. Seeing them for what they are. Frauds!

For starters supporting political candidates whether democrats, republicans or independents is a sure sign that their spirituality is self designed and not from Jesus.

The Prophet Daniel, a product of, 2 Peter 2:6, which reads, “Prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

Here’s the spiritual art of prohecy from Daniel which is the prophetic way for us today. God changes the times and the seasons. He makes changes as necessary when it comes elections and all other matters. His wisdom prevails when sought prayerfully. The hard to understand issues are then clearly understood. Because the way or light dwells with Him. (cp. Daniel 2:21-22, with moderate exegesis).

Then vote or act in accordance with verse 23, “I thank You and praise You, O God, for You have made known what was asked.” Remember thanks is in order when things go conversely to ones desires. Prayer must be absent human desires.

God’s ways will always in the end prevail. The difficult part is to avoid making ones desires God’s desires. And that’s exactly what occurs and plagues Christendom today.

Modern society is faced with many complex and conflicting behaviors. With the Bible taking a firm stance on all of those behaviors. The problem is that religionist have politcalsized them. When the solution is to spiritualize them through collective prayer.

There’s are competing entities natural and supernatural competing for global dominance over people and the universe they exist upon.

Consider: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, (Mary mother of Jesus and belivers referred to as lampstands attended to by angels Hebrews 1:14; Zechariah 6:5) between your seed and her seed. He (Christ) shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. Anti-Christ forces invisble and visible. (cp. Genesis 3:15; Luke 1:26-38 and Revelation 1:12-13;16 and verse 20).

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battles unending defeat never experienced

Call out now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn? For wrath kills a foolish a foolish man, and envy slays a simple one. I have seen seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly, I cursed his dwelling place. His sons are far from safety, They are crushed at the gates, and there is no deliver. Because the hungry eat up his harvest, taking it even from the thorns, and a snare snatches their substance.

For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble spring from the ground. Yet people are born into trouble, as sparks fly upward.

But for me, I would seek God, and to God, I would commit my cause. Who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.

He gives rain to the earth, and sends water to the fields.

He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot carry out their plans. He catches the wise in their own craftiness. And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them. They meet in darkness in the daytime, and group at noon time as in the night.

But He saves the needy from the sword, from the mouth of the mighty, and from their hand. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Behold, happy is the man God corrects, therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For He bruises, but he binds up, He wounds, but His hands make whole. He shall deliver you in six troubles, yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.

In famine He shall redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes. You shall laugh at destruction and famine. And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth. For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.

You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss. And your offspring like the grass of the earth.

You shall come to the grave at a full age, as a sheaf of grain that ripens in its season. Behold, we have searched this out, it is true. Hear it, and know for yourself.

God is faithful compare Job chapter five.

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the marvel of it all

“And what’s strange, what’s marvelous, is that God should really exist; the marvel is that such an idea, the idea of the necessity of God, could enter the head of such a savage, vicious beast as man,” Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Most likely it’s not the first time that such a notion has stretched humanities thinking cords. At times this writer wonders, if the god’s toy with man, as their play things. And whether, or not Satan is their ambassador. Creating unending havoc among earth’s inhabitants.

Even among those, who claim to have heard His voice. So they run off and create an ism. And rebuke all, and everyone, who claims to have heard God’s voice also, and have concocted an ism different from there’s.

Each saying that the others ism’s are the creation of their father the devil. Which is an argument Jesus used against the legal and religious authorities, who opposed His ism. Note: “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 in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” (cp, John 8:44).

And so the question, what is truth? Because it very evident that humanity represents various stages of vicious savagery, even among those, who identify with that first century radical Jesus.

And so, each must reconcile those oddities with their own perceived ism. For this writer it is as follows, “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 council shall stand, I will do all My purposes.'” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

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Catholicism explained

Hey John! Called the angel, “Come up here, and I will unfold for you a great mystery. You’ll learn all about a very seductive prostitute, who had meant a desirable client, who then refused her charms, and will eventually destroy her.

Because this prostitute has been the cause of humanities troubles. Her seductive intent is to mock Jesus Christ. Through warring attacks against your Christ, and His followers, in order to make Christendom irrelevant.

She was not successful with her original intent of seducing your Christ. But she became a global influence, upon your worlds greatest leaders who paid homage to her. Allowing her to successfully seduce billions of people just like yourself. Revelation 17:1-2.

So He carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. There John saw her sitting on a beast. Very strange looking was this beast. Because it was a vivid red, but also with an orange tinge. With the woman yelling, assumed obnoxious obscenities. The beast was very strange to look at because it had seven heads and ten horns. v 3.

She wore purple and scarlet clothing, Her jewelry appeared to be of the finest jewels. Caring in her right hand a golden cup. Intended picturesquely to display her successes through out the earth. v 4.

This expression was written in her forehead, “Mystery Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Prostitutes And Of The Abominations Of The Earth.” She had been drunken with the blood of the saints, and  the martyrs of Jesus. All of which caused John to wonder with great amazement through seeing, hearing and learning v’ 5-6.

This is how Jesus defined the expression mystery. “I speak to them in parables. Because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not understand.” (cp. Matthew 13:13).

Babylon historically is associated as a kingdom with centuries of history, and under numerous leaders. Which existed outside of any recognition, or submission to Jewish customs or religious practices. Babylon is the quintessential expression of being anti-God especially concerning the Judeo-Christian era. With many applying such a notion to Roman Catholicism because of its global stature among nation states. When the Pope speaks the world listens. Never more so than through the papacy of John Paul 2nd.

On the other hand Babylon may equally apply to many protestant denominations. With this difference, when they speak few, to no one listens.

The angel asked, John, “Why such great amazement?” I’m going to share with you the great mystery concerning the woman, and the beast that carries her. Which has the seven heads, and the ten horns.  v.7.

The seven heads are thought to be metaphors for brilliance and the ten horns metaphors for strength. More about this in verse nine.

The beast (Pope) that you saw that was and is not, but will ascend out of the bottomless pit (hell), and will go back into perdition. v 8a.

Some argue that what we have going on here is a supposed future prophecy about Catholic popes. Their discourse centers around emeritus Pope Benedict XV1, being the seventh beast to be followed by the sixth pope, who is also the eight. That was, and is not right now, but who is to the deceased Pope John Paul the 2nd.

This scenario emerged from what is called the Saint Malachy visions which he delivered to Pope Clement the 3rd., in 1140 AD. Which declared that last pope would be the 265th pope, or Emeritus Benedict XV1. Pope John Paul was pope number 264, who died, 02 April 2005, as the 264th pope. And retrieved, from among the dead living in the bottomless pit! To become the 266th pope.

Allegedly he had it locked away in cellar vaults of the Vatican. But like all secrets they have a way of finding there way into the hands of historical researchers. Which didn’t generate mush interests until, Benedict XV1 the 265th pope resigned his papacy. But the world got Pope Francis, the 266th pope. Who is not the reincarnation of Pope John Paul the 2nd. So all the aforementioned seems to be a grand debacle. However, history still has to deal with presentation of the declarations contained in verse 8a. The beast that was, and is not, but will be.

Despite being of superior intellect and having the extra ordinary strength which suggests invincibility Nevertheless the pope that you saw, who was, and is not will ascend out of hell and will be returned there. It’s all about timing. Making it of great interests to futurists like me.

Along with everyone whose names are not written in the Book of Life which had existed from the very beginning of our created world.

Causing some to marvel at their absences for not being recorded in God’s Book of Life. This could be a reference to human consciousness after death, when ones spirit returns to God, who gave it to us, as a means of God awareness. (cp. Genesis 2:7; Psalms 104:29-30; Ecclesiastes 12.7). v 8b.

Suddenly we have a dramatic shift. We are told here is the mind of wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains upon which the woman sits. v. 9. It’s possible that the seven heads referenced here are mountains that surround Rome, Italy, the headquarters of Vatican empire.

We are also told that there are seven kings, five have fallen, one is and the other is not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue for a short time. v. 10. Perhaps those kingdoms are empires that preceded the Vatican empire. With another kingdom waiting in the wings of history to emerge. Which might reference a rebirth of the Ottoman Empire. A notion that Turkey President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated an interest in revitalizing. With the one waiting to come, but whose reign would be short lived. Perhaps a reference to a one world government created through our modern day United Nations.

The beast that was, and is not, is himself one of the seven, and is going to hell. v.11. If the interpretation is correct, this Pope will be globally, perhaps the most influential pope in history.

As history moves on European nations are becoming more vulnerable from attacks by super powers like Russia and China. Islamic states like Iran, and their proxies throughout the Middle East and Africa. Who are becoming threatening forces within Europe.

Solution: Ten European States will become the center for protective defensive unity against, what will seem improbable odds for survival. Their tenure we are told is for one hour. An hour in scriptures represents one year.

The survival instinct will drive those ten states to coalesce with the world’s newly formed one world government. Which will be submissive to the Roman pontiff, Pope John Paul 2nd. If there is any validity to the visionary prophecy of Saint Malachy 1140 AD prophecy.

Causing the world to rally around paganism having seen a recognizable deceased pope at the papal helm again! v’ 12-13.

All of the this, and the aforementioned, will legitimize the long scoffed at supernatural in human affairs. And who is behind all of these bombastic shenanigans? None other than the one called the angel of light, Satan, Second Corinthians 11:14-15, which reads, “And no wonder! ‘For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing, when his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.'” Those scriptures are some of the most God manifested dictates for end of the world as we know it. Tied all together with the rest of this discussion readers have an inner insight, as to what to expect, as history unfolds.

All of this history has one conclusive goal. Eradicate all semblances of a Judeo-Christian existence. But, their efforts will not succeed! v 14. Because of the following, “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings. And those who are with Him are called chosen and faithful!”

Evil always has its self destructive outcome, as recorded in v’ 15-17. Evil intentions are eventually reversed to serve the interests of Divine Providence.

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self righteousness

“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil, and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Dietrich penned those words, while waiting to be executed by  Adolph Hitler for crimes against Germany. His manual scripts were smuggled out of prison by guards. They did so because they were impressed with his  serenity. Knowing that he was facing execution by being hung. They noticed his serenity most profoundly, as he marched bravely up the stairs unaccustomed to meet his executioner. Much of this and more can be discovered in his book, Letters from Prison.

On Judging: “Therefore you are inexcusable, O people, whoever you are who judges. For in whatever you judge in another, you condemn yourself. For you, who judge practice the same things. But we know, that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think, O people, you who judge those practicing such things, and do the same. Do you think that you will escape the judgment of God? For it may well be that they who do the judging, are the ones in need of repentance.”(cp. Romans 2:1-4).

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democracy if you can keep it-Ben Franklin

On the sunny side of reality, environmental activists, Greta Thunberg twitted, So ridiculous! Donald must work on his anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald Chill!

Biden/ Harris capture the White House!

On the dark side of reality, mega church pastor, and televangelists, Paula White-Cain. And spiritual adviser to trump called on angelic reinforcements from the continents of Africa and South America. To come and rescue trump from defeat. Saying, I hear a sound of victory. “The Lord says its done!”

Enough can not be said, as how dangerous such people are. They make up a significant voting block for fascist governance within the republican party no matter at what level. They themselves are fascist! They are most prominent within the Pentecostal movement. They are already taunting the trump rhetoric, “The election was rigged and stolen.”

They play the facade of God’s prophetic watchmen. They are neither! They are hard to eradicate because they hide behind the shield of separation of state and church. But there is a way, to put them out of business. Remove their tax exempt status. Because in reality, they are fascist entrepreneurs, who couch their in ideologies religiously.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy the Minority leader in the House of Representatives, And Sen. Lindsey Graham, who mouth the trump charges of a stolen election. Those two politicians by there stern allegiance to trump should be viewed as a threat to American democracy. Along with all other republicans, who share their fascist views.

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unwinding the wound

Our world is seriously screwed up supposedly agreed by most earthlings. This is not a paradise as intended. But that’s what happens, as a result of our Creator allowing for independent decision making.

What plagues us is a disease diagnosed as spirituality. There is a cure, first through the personage of Jesus Christ, then by learning how to apply His divine word which is Him to our lives.

It’s not an easy task to accomplish because the  churches have also screwed up big time. Acerbated by the many, many ism’s scattered across the landscape. Each arguing that they have the ear of God, when in reality few do.

Most are pompous empire builders skilled in the arts of deception and empire building. And should be looked upon as entrepreneurs, and therefore, taxed by the government for the varied products they sell.

With the monies being funneled through governmental social services. Distributed to eliminate homelessness, hunger and inadequate health care and more.

Of course strict auditing is a must because the government cheats also. Yes, it is implied, religionist cheat too. It just very hard to audit churches because they scream infringement upon the separation of church and sate.

From what has been written one might conclude that this writer is not a Christ follower. Quite to the contrary this writer is very much a Christ follower.

From a personal perspective, and from a scriptural perspective this is the way of the fortunate.

The Apostle Paul writing in behalf of himself and Esaias, and no doubt many others like myself, as a testament to Divine Providence. “Some are found that sought Him not, and He was made manifest to them that asked not of Him.” (cp. Romans 10:20)

Don’t know how it occurred with Esaias, concerning Paul, it occurred while he was on his way to arrest people who had become Christians. Concerning myself, it occurred in the most unsuspected and undesirable of environments.

Admittedly the Bible is a complex book. There are parts of the Bible that don’t apply to our modern era. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some applicable teachings therein for us today. However it requires considerable Biblical awareness. For starters carefully examine the book of Romans. Perhaps starting with chapter three. List questions that you want answered. Write the answers done.

Continue reading and studying the rest of Paul’s writings. 1 Corinthians through Philemon. From there move on to Hebrews, and elsewhere, letting your interest dictate your study. A good study Bible is of course is a prerequisite. Highly recommended is the Amplified Study Bible.

Remember the Bible is a book about spirituality for spiritual people. Read Romans 10:9-10, apply the prompts if necessary. And then rejoice, note verse 11. Speaking for myself, when I followed those prompts. The next morning I new that I was a different person. But I needed an explanation, and months later I found it in 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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art of winning against the powerful

Consider the powerful to be a substitute usage encompassing varied abuses experienced by ones self. Or someone else, who needs some form of justice. And, they have turned to you for help.

“The two most powerful warrior are patience and time,” Leo Tolstoy.

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

Followed by Sun Tzu who counseled all warriors, “to be extremely subtle to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of you opponent’s fate.”

And if, you are on the side of Divine Providence against injustices know this, “vengeance is mine, as is remuneration. Their foot shall slip in due time. For the day of calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them.” (cp. Deuteronomy 32:35).

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