many ways to kill a mocking bird

Birds are using potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The tress are whistling for dogs.

Hot water come from both taps in the sink.

You can make sun tea instantly.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside @ 6:30 A.M.

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

You discover that it only takes two fingers to steer your car.

The best parking place is determined by shade not distance.

The temperature drops below 95 degrees F. and you feel a little chilly.

Farmers are feeding their chickens ice to keep them from lay boiled eggs. (Source Unknown).

“To Me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and things to come hasten upon them.” (cp. Deuteronomy 32:35).

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dens of thieves

The sharing of the gospel is the art of persuasive influence. Which results with the gospel being shared through variable esoteric forms.

One of which is, when Jesus trashed the temple. Calling it a “Den of Thieves.” Because it was being used  for the selling of merchandise, not for its intended purpose, “A house of Prayer.” (cp. Matthew 21:12-13).

There is a model to be followed that would have been pleasing to Jesus then, and today. But the civil and religious authorities of His day and ours. Would have then; as well as now, would have called it anarchy.

People like myself see Christ as the perfect anarchist. And as such He said, “And they; who will not take up their cross, and follows after me, are not worthy of Me. (cp. Matthew 10:38). Serious words from a serious Man!

For this chat, consider Christ’ trashing of the temple, as model of just cause. It’s many observable occurrences are transactions of any form. That violates the sanctity of Christ’ behavioral expectations.

Fed up with the way things are. What to do some anarchy the Christ way? Learn the non-violent arts of anarchy. From the play book of the Man Himself, who taught, good will and peace on earth.

The Redeemed in Christ need to develop non-violent war plans; for observable behaviors, that are blatantly offensive, to the sanctity of Christ’ behavioral expectations.

Like the evil that is destroying America. It had its civil legal beginnings during the Obama administration. Putting together legislation that marriage is more than a union between a man and a woman.

The controversy reached the United States Supreme Court. With five Supreme’s unholy ruling, saying that marriage is more than a union between a man and a woman.

There are universal laws enacted by Divine Providence. Those laws supersede all inferior laws crafted by human assemblies. Because the created, are always held accountable to their Creator.

Who ordained, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother; and be joined with his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (cp. Ephesians 5:31).

The two becoming one flesh is of Divine origin, and is not explainable through human understanding or rationality.

But it carries this penalty, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that shall they shall reap.” (cp. Galatians 6:7).

Another universal law that can’t be understood by human understanding or rationality.

Just consider climate change and it’s devastating impacts. It in its self, could result in making live on earth uninhabitable.

Etch it in your memory, “Under no circumstances, will God be mocked.”

May God be gracious, and bring us together for some necessary non-violent anarchy. Accomplished through the spiritual weaponry gifted to us through Christ Jesus.

Do you know that the Christ lived live is a weapon in itself. Consider the following. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are perishing, as well, as those who are maturing  in Christ.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

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happenstances of yesterday rooted in today

The march to the end of this current age, that we live in occurred with a name change.

Jacob retiring for the night hoping to get a good night of sleep. It didn’t happen! Alone he wrestled with a Man until the sun was about to rise. (cp Genesis 32:24.

Now when the Man saw that He could not prevail against him. He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip, and it was thrown out of alignment with thhe socket. v. 25.

Then the Man said, “Let Me go for the day breaks.” Jacob replied, “I will not let You go, unless you bless me!” v. 26.

He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” v. 27.

He said, “Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed. v, 28.

Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask what My name is?” And, He blessed Jacob there. v. 29. And history would be changed, forever.

Jacob called the place Peniel; for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. v. 30.

That short phrase, “My life is preserved,” has this future meaning for Judah or the Jews.

They will experience some horrendous hardships. Which will be discussed, as I progress with future discussions, but not to the point of extinction, as many are plotting.

It is difficult to say which scriptures are more significant, when compared to others. But the renaming of Jacob to Israel, and his face to face experience with God. Must be considered as one of the most significant of all scriptures.

Because of how that encounter is playing out on the world stage today. So significant that it lays the foundation for understanding our current times. But nothing that is occurring, should be unusual to those, who are apart of our Redeemers body.

Paul provided us with this admonishment. (cp Ephesians 1:17-23.

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ may give us the spirit of wisdom, and revelation it the knowledge of Him, v.17.

That the eyes of our understanding is being enlightened. That we may know what is the hope of His purpose for you. Along with what are the riches; of His glory, through His inheritance of the saints, v.18.

Along with the exceeding greatness of His power towards us who believe. All according to working of His mighty power, v.19.

Which He worked in Christ. when raised Him the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principalities, power, might and dominion. And every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the age to come, v. 20-21.

And put everything under His management, making Him the head of the church. Which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all, v. 22-23. (cp. Ephesians 1:17-23).

Most people just live life from birth to death. With not the slightest interests about the varied aspects of the supernatural. Which surrounds them, and impacts them. With complexities that are quite frightening. Forced to settle with what happens happens.

That is not the case with we Christians. Christians can chart the paths of events with reliable knowledge of that more complex worlds within our world. Coming to grips with natural and unnatural players in and out of our hemisphere.

We can not predict just when events will occur. Neither can we pin point dates on the calendar, or even guess with a degree of accuracy.

However, God has provided enough guidance for us to know that certain future events will emerge. Then we can match them, as they emerge Securing an awareness that the world, as we know it, is rapidly heading for Biblical foreclosure. We call it the doctrines of Eschatology.

Starting with the previous discussion, “Change of Heart.” Then continuing with this discussion, and others to follow. We’ll take a journey that is both enlightening, as it is frightful.

Readers will be handed a gift, that will help them from a Biblical perspective get an understanding of our current times from the Biblical past.

Creating an awareness of God’s love for His believing creation. Which is to differentiate light from darkness.

Some promises are worth repeating. Jesus promised, “I am the light of the world. Those that follow Me will not walk in darkness. But shall have the Light of Life.” (cp. John 8:12).

Meaning a road map for understanding our journey to the end of this era. As the next era of time is itching to release its venom upon a mostly unsuspecting world.

Jesus commanded us to pray like this, “Our Father in heaven, may Your name be kept holy. Let Your kingdom come; and your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” (cp Matthew 6:9-10).

With yet another promise. “And behold, I will come quickly.” (cp. Revelation 22:12).

He who testifies to these things says, Surely, I come quickly, Amen! Even so come Lord Jesus. Pronouncing this benediction, “The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you all.” (cp. Revelation 22:20-21).

And so, it all boils down to this, “Woe to those; who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (cp. Isaiah 5:20).

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a change of heart

Despite the ugly oppressive behaviors of many. The world owes the few English speaking peoples; absent those ugly faults, an expression of immense gratitude.

Because those speakers of English gave the world the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Under the everlasting banner, “I am the light of the world! Those that follow Me will not walk in darkness, but shall the light of life.” (cp. John 8:12).

Not walking in darkness brings with it life changing implications. Darkness represents all the life destroying elements that ruin lives individually and collectively.

Darkness accumulates, and has the ability to change nation states from being honorable to becoming dishonorable. That’s what happening in America.

In a place of universal perfection lived two people, exempt from what is common to all of us today. Illness and Death!

Caused by the refusal to and obey one universal law which is applicable today. “You shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die!” (cp. Genesis 2:17).

Another great truth missed by almost everyone. Divine Providence was the originator of democracy. Democracy; as we all, know is defined as choice.

The tree of knowledge of good and evil has defined behaviors condemned by Divine Providence. And behaviors, mandated by Divine Providence. Two examples, you will not murder. (cp. Exodus 20:13). And. you will provide for each other. (cp. Matthew 25:35-40).

Murder in its varied forms is causing unprecedented hardships. Combined with a departure of caring are the chock holds killing America.

Return to our Judea-Christian heritage. Which relied upon another universal truth. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (cp. John 8:32).

We have at our disposal the source book of light and thus truth. Take advantage of it through a search for light and truth. Start your study with Romans and finishing with Philemon. Why? Because those scriptures were given to us, for this particular era of history.

Having its beginning when God work the exceeding greatness of His power by raising Christ from the dead. Seating Him at His right hand. Far above all principalities, powers, might and dominions.

And above every name that is named that is named, not only in this age, but also in the age to come.

He put everything under His management. Making Him the head of the church, which is the fullness of Him, who fills all in all. (cp. Ephesians 1:19-23).

Determine what is of the light, and what is of the darkness. Here’s an outline from 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and Romans 12:1-2 which focuses of our mental health.

All scripture is given by the inspiration of God. Meaning it’s God breathed, and He directed His breath in and through those, who penned our scriptures.

Making them profitable for learning, accepting scoldings, correction, and instruction in righteousness.

So that everyone, may be able to cope with what life offers in ways of the ordinary, and to those seemingly overwhelming challenges. (cp. 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

I (Paul) challenge you by the mercy of God, which is your reasonable service. Do not be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and acceptable will of God. (cp. Romans 12:1-2).

Consider the four aspects of ourselves. The Physical: Our bodies = living sacrifices. The Spiritual: Holy acceptable to God our reasonable service. The Mental: According to the renewing of our minds.

None of the aforementioned can not be experience intellectually. It’s directed to people, who have had a life changing experience with Him. And it; usually requires some perseverance, or growing up spiritually.

It all starts 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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that inner voice pt 43

Think of the following as being euphemistic expressions, that could be applicable to anyone through out our global community. Job could be symbolic of any one of us here or abroad. Except for those in the pit or in a heavenly place. For both instances, it’s spirit only.

Elihu the newest religionist on the block had declared that Job had created a state of mockery concerning the righteousness of God. Saying, “Job speaks without knowledge, and his words are without wisdom. And your inquiries, were amounted to mockery. Concluding that’s what is expected from the wicked. Then declaring he added insult to injury. By adding rebellion to his list of sins. Worsening the situation by clapping his hands among us, and then multiplying his words against God.” (cp. Job 34:35-37).

So Elihu asked Job, “Do you think such behavior is the way to behave? It appears that you are saying, ‘I am more righteous than God.'” Job, “Have thought about asking yourself what advantage is this to me? Would it not have been better to say to Him, ‘I have sinned.'” (cp. Job 35:2-3).

Elihu declares, “I will provide answers for you, and for people like you. Look to the heavens and see; and behold the clouds, they are higher than you!” Job, “You have sinned! Do you think that gives you an advantage over Him? Your transgressions are being multiplied against you. What are you thinking Job? If you are innocent, what advantage is that to Him? verses 4-7.

Job, “Your wickedness is injurious to you personally, and your self styled righteousness only profits the sons of man. Eventually, everyone cries out for help from the Almighty?They cry out, because, whether they know it or not. It’s the persuasive inner awareness of the Almighty,” verses 8-10a).

But no one says, where is God my Creator and Redeemer? Who is our quieting song in the night of ones need. Who is the supreme comforter, and the ultimate source of wisdom. More so than cherished friends, or those furry and winged creatures, verses 10b-11.

They cry, but no one answers, because of evil people. How about that, the source animal cruelty. Way back there centuries ago in Eden. When Adam, and Eve decided to go their way and not God’s, verse 12.

In desperation mortal always turn to God. That plea is considered to be an empty cry, and neither will the Almighty regard it. The Almighty has heard their plea’s. But because there is no response, they wait for Him. Fortunately for folks like Job, He has not visited them with His anger, and He disregards their arrogance. To God they open their mouths with empty talk, and constantly release multiple words lacking knowledge, verses 13-16.

This discussion was developed from, Job 34: 35-37, Job 35: 2-16. Through the means of critical analytical interpretation.

As the centuries have rolled over, God has made a way for we humans to make things right between ourselves and Jesus. If that’s not your situation, blessings! And if it is, follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-16, all of which creates the universality that so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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who is in charge of planet earth pt 41b

God is all about the good and right the central premise of yesterdays discussion. But Elihu raises the question for all of humanity. Who put Him in charge of everything? And why should, He be seen as the guardian of the whole earth? (cp Job 34:13).

All that makes Him very powerful. Because by His very will He could vanish all life on earth. Humans would be returned to dust, from which they came. If you have understanding, Elihu advises, hear this! Listen to the voice of my words, verses 14-16.

From the perspective of judging the fitness of God to be the final arbitrator in all maters, Elihu, asks, “Should one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn Him who is righteous and mighty? After all, who says to a king you are worthless, and to the elites you are wicked? He does not favor the rich more than the poor, for they all are the works of His hands,” verses 17-19.

In a moment they all die, even at midnight! Status doesn’t matter. The influential die like all others without interference from the Almighty. Because His eyes were  focused on the ways of people, and not status. He is fully knowledgeable of their choices even before they make them. Therefore, there is nowhere for the workers of iniquities to hide themselves. They are ready for the appointed time, when they will be judged by the Almighty, verses 20-23.

This discussion was developed from Job 34:13-23. Through critical analytical interpretation. The concluding discussion is scheduled for tomorrow. With a focus upon why things go wrong.

The aforementioned touch upon death. And no one disputes, that death is the final victor over this experience called life. It’s what happens after death that is in dispute.

The writer of Hebrews put it this way, “It is appointed for everyone to die once, but after physical death then the judgement, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.” (cp. Hebrews 9:27-28a).

His judgment is an experience to avoid because the consequences are not very pleasant. So to avoid all unpleasant experiences, become one with Him. 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 this world, they will in the next around very pleasant conditions.

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a merry go round experience pt 26

Job once again responds to his fault finding religious menaces. He now declares that this their tenth such attack must end!

Asking how many more times will you through your torturous attacks, attempt to destroy my public image? While admitting that he has sinned, but declaring that his transgressions remain between him and his Creator. Declaring you are trying to gain stature within the community through your public criticism of me.

If you succeed, then God has wronged me! And has dropped an enclosure upon me, so that if I cry out about your wrongs against me, I am not heard. Therefore, for me, there can be no justice!

You, Bildad, with your associates want to turn the public against me. As though my business successes were gained by ill repute, therefore God has destroyed me. Counting me now as an adversary.

As evidence you are rallying the public against me, warning everyone to create a noticeable distance between themselves and me. Which includes my relatives, and all my familiar friends, who now act as though they never knew me. You are trying to make me an alien in everyone’s sight!

Wake up, and have pity on me, you, who once counted me as your friend. God has touch me. Because I know that my redeemer lives. In the end He will stand upon the earth. Whom I, will see, and I will not be a stranger to Him. My heart is consumed within me.

You Bildad, “Should be afraid because of your unfounded wrath against me. It will bring punishment upon you. Then you will know that your punishment is His judgement!”

Most one way or another can identify with Job’s dilemma. It’s by being able to relate to Job’s declaration, “I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, He will stand upon the earth. After my body is destroyed, then I will see God. Whom I will see, but not as a stranger. My heart is consumed with joy over such an awareness.” (cp. Job 19:25-27).

This discussion was developed from Job 20:1-29, and with supporting scriptures. By applying critical analytical interpretations.

Some of the aforementioned declarations weren’t a collection of fearful expressions. Iniquity is a collection of behaviors that are offensive to God Almighty. For us in this age of grace our iniquities are wiped clean, 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 life, they will in the next world. And like Job, we will see God, but not as strangers.

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when the coals get hot move quickly pt 15

Job received a harsh scolding from Bildad. Pretty much like what he got from another friend Eliphaz. “Job you got what you deserved because you have sinned.” Arguing that God is just and justice demands punishment.

But those who have been following these discussion, know that’s not so. Satan bargained with God, arguing turn him over to me, and he’ll deny and curse you. Most likely, a satanic tactic today.

With some boundaries permission granted, and Job lost everything, business empire, his ten children and his health. Concluding life is a fleeing moment. Begging God just to be left alone. Cursing the day he was born. Through all that, Job neither denies or curses God.

So after two tirades, and pleading his cause for understanding. He say to his two friends. Truly, “I know what you two have said is so.”

But how can a person be righteous before God? If anyone wanted to defend themselves before Him, no one could give one valid justification out of a thousand attempts.

Declaring, “God is wise and mighty in strength!” Exemplifying His wisdom, “Denying a God presences hardens hearts. And, nothing they do can prosper.”

Then Job exemplifies His strength. God shakes the earth out of place, and its very foundation trembles. He can command the sun and it will not rise. He seals off the stars. He alone spreads out the heavens. He made the constellations and treads the waves of the sea.

Job in humble adoration, God does great things past finding out, yes wonders without number. If God passes by, most do not perceive His presences. And if someone did, who could hinder or question Him?

The above represents His ultimate and complete majesty. All in response, that if given a thousand chances to challenge Him, there would not be one successful challenge.

Job is wise enough to know that God will not withdraw His anger, no matter what is argued. Stating, “The allies of the proud will lie prostrate beneath Him.”

Job wonders, how than can I answer Him, and choose my words to reason with Him? Even though I were righteous, I could not answer Him. Therefore, I would beg for mercy from my Judge. Even if, I called, and He answered me, I would not believe that He was listening to my voice. For He has crushed me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause. He will not allow me to catch my breath, but He fills me with bitterness.

Job says, there is no recourse because if it’s a matter of strength, indeed He is strong! And if of justice, who will appoint my day in court?

Though I were righteous, my own mouth would condemn me. Though I were  blameless, it would prove me perverse. Job declares, “I am blameless, yet I do not know myself, I despise my life!”

Therefore Job concludes, “He destroys the blameless and the wicked. If misery slays suddenly, He laughs at the plight of the innocent. The earth is given over to the wicked. He covers the faces of the judges. If it is not God, who else could it be?’

This discussion was developed from, Job 9:1-24, employing an exegesis interpretation.

Job, like all of us mortals, is having his trouble reconciling his troubled circumstances with his faith. Now it’s the circumstances that are prevailing, and Job is faulting God. Wishing for his death because he sees his life as being worthless. Today we would classify those declarations as a signal for potential suicide.

Some decades ago, this Padre lost a congregate to suicide. Because his troubles over powered his faith, and as his Padre, I didn’t have the answers he needed. Wish I could have those days back. Because today, I have the answer that I suspect would have returned him to his faith. Meaning victory over his circumstances.

Rarely do I know where readers are in their personal journeys. This I know recovery from troubling circumstances is best accomplished through faith. But it all starts with being one with Jesus, so if you are not one with Christ. Follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if, our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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

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complexities y some r doomed pt 10

The following discourse is a lecture given by God and seen as a strange spirit by Eliphaz. It can be associated with, 2 Timothy 3;16-17. Think in terms of the profitability for learning. With the ultimate result being knowledge with fitting adaptation. Because life is complex, and stepped with troublesome pitfalls.

When one retires from a full course of various activities, it’s usually done to rejuvenate the body. That may have been, Eliphaz’s, intention, but that’s not what happened.

He takes in a lot, and eventually it will have an appropriate response. Which, will be the discourse for tomorrow.

Eliphaz, experienced a source outside of his body. Which brought a word secretly to him, and his ear received it. There was no rejuvenation, as normally expected from a deep sleep. Instead upon awakening fear manifested itself, causing Eliphaz whole body to tremble with a shaking sensation.

Suddenly a spirit passed before his face. Causing all the hairs on his body to stand up. The spirit stood still before him, but Eliphaz had no cognitive ability for discerning what in the world was going on! There was only silence as the two stared at each other. That spirit was God Almighty, as we shall discover in chapter five.

Suddenly a voice asked, “Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a person be more pure than their maker?

If God puts trust in His servants, if He charges angels with error, how much more for those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before a moth?

They are broken in pieces form morning to evening, they perish forever with few taking regard. Does not their own excellence go away? They die without wisdom!

Call out now from the grave, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn? For wrath kills foolish people, and envy slays the simple ones.

I (God)  have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly, I cursed their dwelling places. Their children are far from safety, they are crushed at the gate, and there is no deliver, because the hungry eat up their harvest, taking it from the thorns, and a snare snatches their substance.

The sum of the matter is that affliction does not come from the dust, nor trouble spring from the ground; for people are born to trouble, as sparks fly upward. (cp. Job 4:12 through to, Job 5:1-7).

Gear up, and get a head start for surviving hardships. It’s done by becoming on of us. One of us blessings.! If not follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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

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Monster of the Sea-Pt 7

Job somehow managed to maintain his spiritual integrity. Despite sternly, and being exceedingly vocal, as he cursed the day of his birth.

But, having the serenity of composure realizes the culprit of all of his agonies, Leviathan!

Faulting other evil spiritual agents of darkness, who are eager to rally around the kingpin of evil Leviathan! Wishing all them darkness never again to see the light of their evils. Meaning an absences of any awareness of Job’s loss of his business empire, death of  employees and his ten children. And his own failing physical health, that brought Job to the very edge of spiritual and mental composure.

Mocking them for not being able sabotage his birth. And even after his birth, those glutton’s of evil could not interfere with his spiritual or physical growth.

All would have ended for me just like Leviathan and  entourage silenced many other’s, who became their fallen prey. Becoming highly despised provocateur’s of this earth. Meaning those before the Hitler’s, Lenin’s, Stalin’s. and the Trumps of this world.

Reaching us today with their totalitarian instincts, intended to enrich themselves with wealth. While enhancing God denying realities. Ending sometime in the unknown future, when the man of sin takes center stage. Reeking such unknown havoc that God Himself must interfere, or all of humanity would perish.

You Leviathan couldn’t bring about my stillborn death. Like so many other’s destined to live lives of spiritual integrity for the betterment of God’s created planet. You Leviathan, are the god of this world, but your doom is certain, along with your horde of admirers non-human and human. Who work to deny God’s intended purposes for all people everywhere. A scriptural interpretation from Job 3:8-16. Redemption!

They go to a place created for the wicked where they’ll be conscious, but will cease from being troublesome. Death brings about a ceasing of evil. Foe and friend are at rest there together. They do not hear the voice of their oppressor, Leviathan. The small and great are there, but the servant is free from their master. A scriptural interpretation from Job 3:17-19.

Job wonders why is understanding given to me, who is in misery? Who longed for death, along with others, but death would not come! Who finally esteemed death, more than his previous prosperity, as likely  is, and will be the attitude of others in similar circumstances.

Concluding the day will come, when he finally finds his grave. But before that occurs, he wonders, why is life a hidden journey designed by God? Trapped by that awareness from morning onward during the course of the day. Declaring misery is mine, all day, much like the poring out of water.

For Job it wasn’t a surprise, because it was something he feared. Now here it is, his reality, and no end is in sight that might ease his misery, so Job says. Adamant over the reality that there is no relief, for trouble keeps coming.

This discussion was developed through a scriptural interpretation of Job 3:20-26.

It’s all about redemption. Not redeemed, so you can become one of us. It happens this way during the age of grace. Follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. And then notice versed 11-13, all of which creates the universality that so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world. They will in the next.

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Monster of the Sea-Pt 6

Job despondent over his crushing circumstances, “Refuses to to curse God to His face,” (cp, Job 1:21-22), ‘As Satan wagered that he would.'”

Satan angered over his embarrassment wagers that Job, when push comes to shove brags, “He’ll do what ever is necessary save his life!” (cp. Job 2:4), So Satan inflicts his body with cancerous like tumors, (cp. Job 2:7).

These discussions are not just about Job’s life experiences. They are also designed to make readers aware of Satan’s powers. In chapter two, Satan can reek havoc with ones valued possessions and lifestyles. To the degree that Job cursed his very day of his birth, (cp. Job 3:1).

All in accordance with 1 Peter 5:8, the roaring beast seeking whom he may destroy. The lesson to be learned is that neither you, nor me, or anyone else is immune to such satanic attacks. That’s why it’s important to apply vigorously the contents of, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, which reads, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for teaching, scolding, and correction, and instruction in righteous living. That the people of God may be complete, and thoroughly equipped no matter what the situation.”

This is personal, because my mother was brutally murdered. At a very early age in infancy I started having angelic experiences. Though so very young, I experienced no fear. And learned that I was destined to become a Padre. At the time that meant nothing to me. But I drove my mother crazy with my obsession with her family Bible. To young to read, but not to young to be fascinated with its pictures.

It was a cold snowy and road ways were well iced. Standing on the porch with my mother. She put her arms around me and hugged me. And said, “Be a good boy,” and, I replied, “I will.” Our last expressions of enduring love.

Off I went pushing a large box filled with toy trains. Destination my god mother’s house, for a day of play with my cousins, and lots of hot chocolate. I remember sitting at her kitchen table just like it was yesterday. Aunt Ruth, stirring a huge bowl of hot chocolate while talking to me. It was the last good time that I was to have for over two decades.

Even today I mourn my mother’s death like it occurred yesterday. Convinced that it was Satan attempting to interrupt the angelic message from God Almighty. It almost worked, as I would eventually lead a dark life of evil, hooked up with sinister mobsters. Who ended up in prison, me too.

Fate takes its ironic twists  and turns. Through an unexpected situation, I saved the life of a New York mafia figure. We became very good friends. That often happens, when one saves another’s life.

I was showered with all kinds of gifts including a new Cadillac, and free dinners at Mafia controlled restaurants. Knowing his lawyers, I explained why, I couldn’t accept their gifts of gratitude. In return they gave me a have a free talk with anyone troubling me. Guaranteeing that the individual would see things my way. Never took them up on the offer, although I was tempted to do so. Some people are just so annoying!

The Mafia world is a most interesting world of self government. People get in trouble, when they step outside of agreed upon rules. And that’s how mob wars erupt.

A family might decide to infringe upon another family’s agreed upon business interest or territory. There are no courts to serve as arbitrators. Mafia bosses are the arbitrators. Penalties are always severe.

It’s misnomer to think that the Mafia is non-existent. They just made the necessary adjustments concerning business and territorial boundaries. It’s about money and survival. My friend lost his life in a shoot out with police. Yep! In New York City.

Strange as it might be this was my incarceration experience. And we know that all things work together for the good to those called according to His purpose.

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many others.

Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He glorified.

What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered  Him up for everyone. How shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we more than conquerors through Him who loved us. I am persuaded that neither death or life, nor angels, nor governments nor things present, nor things yet not known, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (cp. Romans 8:28-35;37-39).

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

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

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

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spirituality of nature

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to be outside. Somewhere where they can be alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be, and that God wishes to see happy people, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exist, and it certainly will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And, I firmly believe, that nature brings solace in all troubles,” Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl.

When I read, what Anne Frank wrote, this writer immediately connected with her experience. Because creation, and nature have always been sources of enduring solace, when circumstances seem overwhelming. They just purify me like an uninterrupted night of sleep.

What’s at work here that brings about such wholesomeness? It’s multiple faceted because it’s the Spirit of God bearing witness that to deny all that the heavens reveal in itself is a sentence of guilt and thus condemnation concerning the redemptive needs of all mortals. For it’s recorded, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen. Being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (cp, Romans 1:20).

The next facet, we the redeemed experience is the witness of God’s Spirit and we are reinvigorated. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (cp. Psalms 19:1-4a).

“In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. It’s rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.” (cp. Psalms 19:4b-6).

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things  which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (cp. Hebrews 11:3).

All such awareness brings about a rejuvenation from stress, and other ills inflicted from being subjected to daily demands encountered daily. For which there is no explainable commentary, because it must be experience. Experienced through the witness of God’s Spirit which dwells in all of us. But is only brought to reality though our redemption by Him.

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 we don’t meet in this world, we will in the next.

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love a very different thing

“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love, so to speak, have pawned a part of their narcissism. Meaning self love that rises superior to everyone else,” Sigmund Freud.

Freudian psychoanalysis may be helpful, but being able to deeply love, without any self expectations, well that’s done through the newness of life that’s imparted to us through Jesus Christ.

When one experiences the newness of life in Christ, we take upon ourselves as a gift, His persona. It goes very much like this, “Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death.”

Therefore, we were buried with Him through  baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life.” (cp. Romans 6:3-4).

God Himself lives within the believer which allows believers to differentiate between the following. “What! ‘Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God! (cp. 1 Corinthians 6:19), It is a level above Freudian psychoanalysis that can’t  match the Spirit filled believer because it’s superficial.

“Though I speak with the languages of men and angels, but have not love, I have become like sounding brass or a clanging cymbal, v. 1.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing, v. 2.

And if I away all my goods to feed the poor, and though I have all faith, so that I can remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing, v. 3.

Love suffers long and is kind,  love does not envy, love does not brag, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, but  rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things, v, 4-7, 1 Corinthians chapter 13.

The perfect summation between psychoanalytical love and Christ imparted love.

It all starts with being a part of our Christ family. So if you are not one of us, join our family, by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then note verses 8-11, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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

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

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sigmund freud

“Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment is, ‘Thou shalt not question,'” Sigmund Freud, The Future of Illusions.

Two Biblical verses destroys Freud’s entire thesis concerning illusions. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness, that the people of God may be thorough equipped for every good work.” (cp. 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

All of us are born alienated from God and a series of premises must be accepted, or one will forever be trapped in Freud’s pitiful world of illusions. Where he himself spent his life time. No doubt, He’s singing a different tune now! Being very much alive in Hades. At least He’s not lonely, as he has lots of company. No pun intended. Note Luke 16:19-31.

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and death spread to all people because all have sinned.” (cp. Romans 5:12).

If one takes the time to become familiar with the Genesis account of creation, every one, who does so will conclude that God never intended Adam to die. That’s why we have the aforementioned verse from Romans.

“For if by one man’s (Adam) offense death reigned through one, much more those who receive abundance of grace, and the gift of righteous will reign in life through the One Jesus Christ.” (cp Romans 5:17).

“For as by one man’s disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience (Jesus Christ) many will be made righteous. (cp. Romans 5:19).

“So that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21).

No matter the toils of this life there is a future where toils will be non- existent. See Revelation 21:1-5, “Now I saw a new heaven and new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea,” v.1.

“Then I John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband,” v.2.

“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold the tabernacle of God is with humanity, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God,'” v.3.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There  shall be no more pain, for the former things will pass away!” v.4.

“Then He who sat on the throne, said, ‘Behold, I will make all things new,'” v.5.

Don’t miss it because it’ll be a celebration like no other. Note verse 2, this new heaven is pictured as a bride adorned for her husband.

The scriptures provide a great comfort as a inner source of peace and contentment. That completely escapes the Freud’s of this dying earth. Swallowing up its inhabitants in misery one way or another.

Escape it! If not one of us, join our Christ family. By following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. The note verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next. And together, we will enjoy our God’s festive celebration, as His honored guests.

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sigmund freud

“Religion is and attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of a wish filled world, which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.

But, it cannot achieve its end, because its doctrines carry with them the stamp of the times in which they originate, the ignorant childhood days of the human race. Its consultations deserve no trust! Experience teaches that the world is not a nursery.

Biblical commands to which religion seeks to lend its weight, requires some other foundation instead. For human society cannot do without them, and it is dangerous to link up obedience with religious belief.

All of the above amounts to another Freud tirade to discredit what the world needs most, which is a foundation well rooted in not religious but Christ doctrines anchored teachings. There’s a humongous difference!

As best as this writer can determine, Freud associated the Christian teachings only through the lens of the Mosaic law as found in the biblical scriptures of Genesis through Deuteronomy.

Which of course makes Freudian psychotherapy the villain of society. Because during his lifetime reaching us today, the Mosaic law is history, and the age of grace is standard bearer for individual and overall societal guidance.

During this age of grace, also referred to as the church age study should be directed fourteen books of the Bible. They were all written by the Apostle Paul. Starting with, The Acts of the Church through to Philemon. And Hebrews which may have been written, by Paul, but we aren’t certain. Hebrews is interesting because it discusses both the church age interests, as well as a review Old Testament doctrines.

That doesn’t mean that the rest of the Bible should be discarded. Much can be learned by studying them, and they are of great value, when it comes to understanding global history.

In Addition, the Old Testament provides lots of previous advice. Like the following, “They who are slow to anger are better than the mighty, and they who rule their spirit than he who takes a city.” (cp. Proverbs 16:32). It takes more than just reading such scriptures. Combine ones reading with prayer. Learn to pray the scriptures and make an effort to overcome what ever one is seeking to overcome.

Here are some scriptures this writer prays. “Bless the Lord O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His Holy name! Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all of His benefits. Who has forgiven all my sins. Who has healed all my spiritual diseases, who has redeemed my life from destruction, who crowns me with living kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies my mouth with good things, so that my youth is renewed like that of the eagle.” (cp. Psalms 103:1-5). Tip: Memorize scriptures and personalize them.

However, Paul’s discussions are exactly what we, as individuals, need in order to find, and experience Christ pleasing lives during this current age. Which will also end, and another age will be ushered in.

When dealing with tirades from the worlds Freud’s, here’s what Paul said about them. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us, who are  saved, it is the power of God.” For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring down the understanding of the prudent.” (cp. 1 Corinthians 1:18-19).

“But the natural person does not receive the things of the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to them; nor can they known them, because they do not have spiritual insight. (cp, 1 Corinthians 2:14).

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

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

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

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the good fight

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

Good or bad explained: The judgment seat of Christ is about ones contribution to the various causes of Christ. Scriptures often frame them as works.

It has nothing to do with the ones redemptive experience through Christ. They are two very different experiences. For example, this Padre’s primary focus is upon serving the various needs of the poor and homeless.

Also serving as an advocate for people concerning their multiple needs and circumstances. None of them, no matter how good, successful or not has anything to do with my redemptive experience in and through Christ Jesus.

Good, bad successful or not is explained in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15. Which reads, For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if anyone builds this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw.

Everyone’s works will become clear, for the Day of judgment will declare it. Because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

If anyone’s work is burned, he she will suffer loss, but he she will be saved, yet through fire.

Judgments is about works and not one’s salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Note: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the councils of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God. (cp. 1 Corinthians 4:5).

Then like the, Apostle Paul, this to will be our declaration. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but also to all, who have loved His coming. (cp. 2 Timothy 4:5-8).

Power of the Word: It shall be health to your body and nourishment to your bones. (cp. Proverbs 3:8).

So shall My word be that goes out of my mouth. It shall not return to Me void. It will accomplish what I please! (cp. Isaiah 55:11).

How: The wind blows where it wishes. You hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it will go. (cp. John 3:8).

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

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it is a matter of attitude

“You are not here in this world for yourself. You have been sent here for others. The world is waiting for you! The waters are rising, but so am I. I’m not going but over.”

“Whatever the particular call is, the particular sacrifice God asks of you to make, the particular cross He wishes you to embrace, whatever the particular path He wants you to trend, will you rise up and say in your heart, ‘Yes my Lord, I accept it; I submit, I yield, I pledge myself to walk in that path, and follow your Voice, and to trust you with the consequences!'”

Some will argue, “Oh!” ‘I don’t know what He will want next. None of us know that, but we know we shall be safe in His hands. Though death be the result from our Christ calling and obedience,'” Catherine Booth.

The calling has always been take up my cross, or causes, and follow me. The cross is the symbol of many adjectives looking for ready recipients.

Once we enter the sphere of unity with our Maker, this sphere of existence is foreign to us. We then are referred to as ambassadors. Representatives of a King from a sphere thought to the object of delusional folks. Until death do they discover it isn’t.

There will come a time when the Christ deniers may well recall the various admonitions of the worlds, Catherine Booth’s for repentance and then service. Now is the time to act one way or the other. Not to react is to react, so there is no escaping ones regrets.

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A – Z in one leap

“Logic will get you from A-Z, imagination will get you everywhere,” Albert Einstein.

Some help from God get you there faster. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abountantly above all that ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generaations, forever and ever. Amen: Meaning so be it!

Something is seriously amiss because if it were so there would be complete harmony among the churches. And there is everything but harmony among the thousands of churches that dot the global landscape. Woe, to the many Reverends guilty of this mess!

So who is at fault for such a mess? Some would argue the devil. But who thinks that there is a real devil among us today? Who knows?

Centuries ago a guy named Paul wrote this, and it so today. “For such are false prophets, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of rightousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (cp 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

The mother church in Rome was destined to be the way for truth and unity. But unfortunately, she became the mother of darkness and not trust worthy. Then came the protesters revolution offering conflicting light. Reaching us today with confusing rhetoric that has resulted in a church of uselessness.

Solution: Church out! Study the scriptures, ptivately or in small study groupd. Apply them accordingly, meaning don’t make them say something they don’t teach. Develop a sound foundation by mastering Romans through Philemon. And then move on slowly. and carefully, mastering the complete volumn of scriptures.

Is any of the aforementioned believable? It’s up to individual persuasion.

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when the heavenly meets the earhtly watch out

“I am enough of an artists to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world,” Albert Einstein.

Seems that perhaps there are some other elements. “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared that we should walk in them.” (cp Ephesians 2:10).

“But if we imagine what we can not see, we eagerly work for it with perseverance.” (cp. Romans 8:25).

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” (cp (cp. Philippians 4:13).

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” (cp. 1 Corinthians 2:9).

“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 give you the desires of your heart. Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” (cp. Psalms 37:3-5).

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro through out the whole world to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9).

Keep in mind God doesn’t measure imagined success as we mortals do. It’s based upon faithfulness and in accordance with Romans 8:27-28, which reads, “Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. For we know all things work together to for sucess who are called according to His purpose.”

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b careful what u study

An aged, and respected professor at Paris University, Jacques Lefevre, in France. Was a devout papist, who had been studying ancient literature. His research centered around what historians had written about church saints. Lefevre wanted to write a book that would serve as an introduction on the subject for his students.

Eventually his research caused him to consult the Bible as a reliable source on sainthood. Seemed like a reasonable source for information on the subject. Especially since Lefevre was an enthusiastic admirer of such people. Especially those who lost their lives as martyrs for what they believed.

Studying the Bible can become a dangerous study because the Bible isn’t an ordinary book. It has a way of drawing the researcher into discoveries never contemplated. Causing them to become advocates of scriptural matters, that they once had held as an abhorrence. Lefevre ended up teaching his students all about his admiration for scriptural truths.

For example Lefevre taught, “It is God, who gives us by faith, righteousness. And, grace alone justifies to eternal life.”

Lefevre, dwelt upon what he considered to be the mysteries of redemption. Exhorting enthusiastically, “Oh, the unspesakable greatness of that exchange. The Sinless One is condemned, and they who are guilty go free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the glory is whelmed in darkness, and they who knew nothing but confusion of face are clothed with glory.”

And while teaching that the glory of salvation belongs solely to God, Lefevre taught, it’s the duty of obedience that belongs to the redeemed. “If you are a member of Christ’s family,” then, “you are a member of His body, then you are full of His divine nature.

Oh, Lefevre exclaimed, “that if people could fully understand such a privilege, how pure, chaste, and holy would they live, and how contemptible, when compared with the glory within them, that such glory which the eye of flesh cannot see, then would they deem all the glory of this world.”

Source material from The Great Controversy: Allen G. White, pages 147-148.

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

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

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

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