Thoreau -v- Christ way

“I have learned this, at last, by my experiment that if one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams and endeavors to live the life they imagined, they will meet with success unexpected,” Henry David Thoreau.

No doubt the aforementioned worked well for Thoreau and many others, and may it work well for everyone who chooses such a path.

However, here’s a more sure way because when God is involved by ones invocation of Him. Then many pitfalls and false avenues can be avoided.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared that we should walk in them. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. (cp. Ephesians 2:10 and Ephesians 3:20).

Like the triune God our Creator, we also are a threesome, body, soul and spirit. It is through our bodies that God gives us life, our soul is our conscience, and its through our spirit that we are connected to God.

But the soul, and spirit are dormant, as are our bodies compared to what the body will be like once we receive our glorified bodies. That will occur in the hereafter. The limitations are because of the choices Eve and Adam made.

So for now, we’ll have to function on a very limited capability. It’s all tied together in those Ephesians citations. But it’s not automatic because one must function within the Christ family. Not there yet, then follow the prompts in, Romans 10:9-10. This is not about church membership. Modern day Christendom is the problem not the solution for the most part.

It’s all about activating the soul and spirit with our bodies. Accomplished when Christ makes alive our spirit, so that God may instill in us wisdom and revelation. Then our eyes are opened with enlightenment, so that we know what is the hope of our purpose. And then, discovering the hope of our calling. It’s all tied together through His inheritance in us. Henceforth, He calls us saints. (cp. Ephesians 1:17-18).

The foregoing has nothing to do with intellectualism but everything to do with spirituality. It’s a way few travel because doers do it the Thoreau way. But it has its limitations caused by human frailty. The Christ way eliminates human frailties, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It’s accomplished through the well spiritually conditioned saints.

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world beyond human comprehension

“We are God’s tool. He wills to wear us out by use, not by idleness. Oh happy are the ones who He call to His work,” Ulrich Zwingli.

Every worker needs a tool box. Here are some tools from His tool box to put in yours. Those who learn how to use them will not be idle. And when it’s time to draw that last breath, it’ll be a happy one. Because it’s a lesson Jesus learned very well, and shared it with the Apostle Paul. Who didn’t have idle time, even when he was in prison.

So he wrote,”That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory. May He give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge. (cp. Ephesians 1:17). The emphasis is on wisdom, a very uncommon wisdom because its God breath into your spirit or spiritual consciousness. Bringing about a very special revelation known as ones calling into the service of Christ. And that’s the knowledge that is from Him.

For me, it happened while I was an infant less than two years old. And it was accomplished through one of His angels. And it wasn’t long after that that Satan launched a destructive attack upon me.

Contained in the following verses are the Christ escape route created for me through His angelic servants. “Are they not all ministering spirits for those who will inherit salvation.” (cp.  Hebrews 1:14).

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

All that has made very sensitive to them, for it is recorded, “Don’t forget to entertain strangers. For by so doing, some have unwittingly entertained angels.” (cp. Hebrews 13:2).

Be mind full: “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (cp. Colossians 1:16-17).

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an unseen force makes the difference

Ever wonder what draws people to purposely overturn the apple cart being the status quo? When they could easily live a life of supposedly comfort, success and be admired by the combined hierarchy of their times.

One such person was, John Wycliffe, who was an English scholastic philosopher, biblical enthusiast and a seminary priest at the prestigious University of Oxford.

Instead Wycliffe became an influential dissident priest within the Roman Catholic church during the 14th century. And became an admired inspirational predecessor to many church reformers like Martin Luther, Jan Hus and scores of others reaching us today.

It’s reported that he died from a stroke, 31 December 1384. More fortunate than many of his constituents, who were burned alive tied to a metal pole. And in some instances it’s reported that the flames were controlled so as to extend the torturous death.

Why the risk? Perhaps it’s this fortuitous prayer that made the difference between themselves, and many who go the way of the status quo. Some are able to tap into a spiritual force unknown to most. Producing astounding results for the betterment of the then now and deep into the future.

Make the following your earnest Prayer: May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation through the knowledge of Him. That the eyes of my understanding may be enlightened to know what is the purpose of His calling. Through the riches of His glory in His inheritance of the saints. Amen. (cp. Ephesians 1:17-18).

That’s the Christ way to make His enemies His footstool. One of the great lessons that must be learned, understood and applied. If America, is to be saved from itself! (cp. Matthew 22:41-44).

American survival will only occur, if verse 44, is forcibly applied spiritually. It has nothing to do with mundane affairs. But everything to do with Christ, making mundane affairs His footstool.

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Rep. John Lewis

“Every generation leaves a legacy. What legacy will be determined by the people of that generation. What legacy do you want to leave behind?” Rep. John Lewis.

A generation is all, “the people born and living at about the same time, and regarded collectively. It can also be described as the average period, generally considered to be about 20-30 years of age, during which children are born and grow up, and become adults, and begin to have children.” Source:Google search.

It was determined by Pew Research Center to use 1996, as the last time to determine a cutoff point between Millennial’s and the next generation.

Which has been tagged as, “Generation Z.” In the researchers minds, did they determine knowingly, or unknowingly, that humanity without substantially change, that the world would not have a next generation?

Returning to Rep.Lewis’s question, what kind of a legacy do you what to leave behind? There are a lot of ramifications in answering such a question from all of the aforementioned.

This writer is profoundly intrigued by all such possibilities. Because the way global society is evolving the answer is no! As a theologian, I see all developments through the lens of the scriptures. For example, Donald J. Trump, represented the worst imagery for individual or collective sustainability at home or abroad! Trump was, and is, and will be the greatest enduring legacy of ruination for any sustainable existence. Unless!

Whoopi, hostess of, The View, will not mention 45 by name, instead identifies him, “you know who”! This writer refers to 45, as it, or, the thing. Because, it couldn’t be human, and must be a cross bred of some sort. Most likely of the families of Beelzebub interpreted as producers of evil. (cp. Mark 3:22; Matthew 10:25-28).

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tough road to hoe

“The true Christian was intended by Christ to prove all things by the word of God. All churches, all clergy, all ecclesiastical professors. Making sure all doctrines, sermons, writings, opinions and practices could be supported by examination of the scriptures.”

“These are His marching orders. Prove all by the Word of God; measure all by the means of the Bible; compare all with the  standard of the Bible; weigh all in the balance of the Bible; examine all by the light of the Bible; test all in the crucible of the Bible.”

“That which cannot survive the fire of Biblical examination, reject, repudiate and cast away. This is the flag which He nailed to the mast. May it never be lowered!” John Wycliffe.

And by so doing you will be not among the throngs of the centuries, who failed to heed the Apostle Paul’s exhortation in behalf of Jesus, “Let no one deceive with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the people of disobedience.” (cp. Ephesians 5:6).

And now you know why the world is in such a mess. A mess that the world community might not ever recover from. Because Jesus said, “These things are the beginning of sorrows.” (cp. Matthew 24:8).

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politics gone haywire

“From my 30th year on I have increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color caste, and exploiters of labor and war. I Think the greatest gift of the Soviet Union to modern civilization was the dethronement of the clergy, and the refusal to let religion to be taught in the public schools,” W.E.D. DuBois.

DuBois was a 19th century civil and human rights activists. Much of what he feared about religion very much haunts us today. Made up from a huge evangelical fundamentalist movement of perhaps 70 million people. And among them numerous clergy numbering like specs of sand on a beach. Many of the hierarchy within their movement declared themselves to be prophetess and prophets. And they told their congregants,  that God had told them that Trump would be a two term President. Who would save Christian America from destruction. And then, following Trump would be the two term presidency of Mike Pence.

Do not believe any one who says God speaks to them in  directly. It’s a lie, and a source of great manipulation. That is steeped in spiritual criminology.

All of such ilk know this “Woe to you who plunder, though you have not been plundered; and you who deal treacherously, though they have not dealt treacherously with you! When you cease plundering, you will be plundered, when you make an end of dealing treacherously. They will deal treacherously with you!” (cp. Isaiah 33:1).

It will happen, how that will be determined by Divine Providence. Again believe no one, who declares differently.

“O LORD, be gracious to us, we have waited for You. Be our arm every morning, our salvation also in time of trouble.” (cp. Isaiah 33:2

So when Trump declared that the election had been stolen from him. There was no doubt that in their minds that the theft had occurred. And, they have not changed their minds. To them it doesn’t matter if Trump’s second impeachment trial ends in impeachment or not. Trump will always be there savior!

Frankly, we are seeing the true ideologies of the Republican party through the eyes of Georgia, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green and Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy. And in the Senate the likes of, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. There political ideologies are focused upon extreme bigotry. With just a few exceptions, they are insufficient in numbers to return the Republican party as viable alternative within a two party system.

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y condemn the whore

“When God fights, it’s of small consequences whether the hand that holds the sword is big or small,” Joan of Arc.

Is the aforementioned is true, why? If it’s so, it’s because of the following. For the word of God is sharper than any two edged sword, piercing to the very consciousness of human life. Thus able to discern the thoughts, intentions and purposed of anyone and reacts accordingly. (cp. Hebrews 4:12 with exegesis).

It starts here as Pauline prayer. Meant to be prayed over by all of God’s saints. In the first person which is the petitioner. And it must, also be carefully studied because it’ll take one deep into the realm of spirituality where few dwell. Identify, and focus upon key words.

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of glory. May he give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

That the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you might know what is the hope of His calling. And what are the riches of His glory, in the inheritance of the saints. (cp. Ephesians 1:17-18).

The modern day church through its congregants are to engaged in secular affairs, and through them struggling to end what doesn’t meet with their approval.

What shame this has brought upon the church and secular society. Governments legislate that’s their job. And when their legislation is in opposition to what the scriptures declare. Christians pray! That’s why the aforementioned euphemism about the sword is more than that. It’s all about, Hebrews 4:12 and Ephesians 1:17-18).

Frankly, there’s a lot more involved to successful praying, but that’s a good way to start reversing ungodly legislation. And frankly again, it probably will not work because huge swaths of Christendom will not forsake their whoring of politics with faith.

Here’s what plaguing Christendom. Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” (cp. 1 Corinthians 15:33). And it’s more than just physical association, it’s also about the mental aspects of ones aspirations. If the whore is condemned in the scriptures, so is the pimp! In other words leave the carnal to carnal, and the spiritual to God and everything will work out as He pleases.

James the brother of Jesus put it this way. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know the that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes themselves enemies of God. (cp. James 4:4).

And that should explain all one needs to know, as to why prayer changes so little.

But be hopeful because you might be what is necessary to once again but the horse before the wagon. “They eyes of the LORD run to and fro through out the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (cp. 2 Chronicles 16:9a).

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own that morning star

Therefore, blessed be God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who has hidden the way of truth from those, who think of themselves as being wise and ever so prudent in the things of spirituality. And has often revealed spirituality to humble truth seekers, who have chosen rather to depend upon scriptural truths as God’s guiding light. Not adding or eliminating what Divine Providence in His judgment declared as truth. Then as much as is humanly possible mimic the ways of Christ by thought, action and deed.

Best accomplished as follows in two parts. The first establishes the way, and the second prefects the way.

“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” (cp. 2 Peter 1:19-21).

Perfecting the way: The Apostle Paul being one of those holy men, 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.

That  the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His might power.

Which He worked in Christ, when He raise Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places. far above all principalities and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also that which to come. And He 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. (cp. Ephesians 1: 17-21).

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conflicting natures

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner. Inside of me are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog  wins, he reflected for a moment and relied, “The one I feed the most,” George Bernard Shaw.

Who has not struggled with those inner beasts? They manifest themselves sometimes in subtle ways. No matter how the Apostle Paul saw both the problem and the solution. Saying, no such manifestation can over taken you except that which is common to all people. But God is faithful, who will not allow anyone to be plagued with their struggles beyond what is bearable. But with such manifestations He will make a way for change. (cp. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13, with exegesis).

It’s a matter of knowing your Bible, so that anyone can change their lives. It’s all apart of grace meaning God’s riches at Christ’ expense.

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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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trust and perseverance

“Twant me!” “Twas the Lord I always tell them and I trust Him. I don’t know where to go, or what to do, but I expected Him to lead me and He always did,” Harriet Tubman.

Harriet was born into slavery, but she escaped, and subsequently made some thirteen dangerous missions to rescue seventy enslaved people. Using the underground of antislavery activist, and safe houses known as the underground railroad.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. (cp. 2 chronicles 16:9).

Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, and trust also in Him, and He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. (cp, Psalms 37:3-6).

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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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David Henry Thoreau and reality

“The mass of people lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city one goes into the desperate country to console oneself  with the bravery of minks and muskrats. All representing stereotyped but unconscious despair. Despair is concealed through various kinds of amusements. But it is not a characteristic of wisdom to do and live lives of feared desperation,” Henry David Thoreau.

Thoreau was a 19th century philosopher and transcendentalist. Wonder how Thoreau would react to our global pandemic, and American politics with the likes of trump and his allies like, Rep.Taylor Green of Georgia?

From Thoreau’s history it would appear he’d support the Biden pandemic relief package, as is, without compromise. The impeachment conviction  of Trump for deliberately mobilizing an over through of the United States government. And certainly the expulsion of, Rep. Green, from the House of Representatives.

Oh! By the way Thoreau’s opening commentary was meant to represent a ditty of the Republican mind set. Excuse making and fault finding and without any wisdom. It’s all a journey into no where, unless, We the People say, Enuf is Enuf of Republican despair.

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Collection of Wackos = Republicans

In a world within the United States, a world few if any ever thought could exist. A world of Americans determined to bring about the collapse of our American democracy, and thus our way of life.

Well it’s here with the likes of Donald Trump waiting in, Palm Beach Florida, to be summoned to return to the White House to continue his insurrection. With the ultimate intent to form a government more like, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, then the America being crafted be We the People.

If you watch the news, then you know that not only did Trump incite an insurrection, but he keeps flaming the flames. To the degree that House Democrats are fearful that their welfare and safety is in danger.

That sparked the interest of reporters covering Pelosi. So collectively seemingly all the same time wanted to know why the fear? Responding she said, “The enemy is within we have members, who want to bring guns on the floor and some threatened violence against them!”

Pelosi herself has had to absorb such threats. Wacho Republican Rep Taylor Greene of Georgia posted a speech on the internet declaring that Pelosi was guilty of treason a crime punishable by death!

Greene is the same wacho that said school shootings were, “false flag,” operations. Also known to harass students over the matter of guns. Telling students that were a threat to the second amendment.

How did Wacho McCarthy, and his wacho associates respond? Greene was made a member of House Education and Labor Committee. Causing Pelosi to demand, “What could they be thinking?” Then adding, “Or is that too generous of a word about what they could be doing.”

Get this, House Minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, made some unfavorable remarks on the House floor concerning Trump and his insurrection. Bingo! McCarthy made a quick trip to South Florida to make right his wrong between himself and the thing called trump.

Never in America many suspected would never happen, has happened. Pelosi will be meeting with retired, Lt. General Russel Honore, who has been conducting a security review of the capital. Including security threats facing House members district by district. As well as their transportation between their individual districts to the Capital and back.

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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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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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Heavens Bounty

All things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:18).

Troublesome times for all of us, and it appears its only going to get worse. Scary indeed, but not for those of us, who have experienced His reconciliation through Jesus. From that experience emerges the urge for wanting others to join us. But how, arises the question within us.

It’s pretty simple because the only prerequisite is for you to be you. Someone said, “Silence speaks the loudest.” And there is a scripture that shows us how. Given to Paul, who recorded 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 of faith and those who are not.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

What a privilege, God Almighty, who had declared that He doesn’t need anyone in order to accomplish His counsel and purpose. (cp. Isaiah 46: 9-10).

Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (cp. John 3:8).

Now then, we are all ambassadors for Christ. It’s as though God is pleading through us be that fragrance for the betterment of society. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:20).

Just think someday someone will know that God made Him, who new no sin to be sin for them. So that they could become righteous in the sight of God through Christ because of you and me. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:21).

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hoax or not

They say these are troubling times, and its thought to be the reason, more and more people are acting in irrational ways. Some to the extent of endangering themselves and others. Whose the villain for such occurrences, COVIT-19, so they say.

Generally, I don’t write in the first person, but for this discussion, I’ve decided to just that. Because, I’m very content and at peace dispite all that I see and hear about COVIT-19.

I attribute my contentment to my faith in Jesus. There is a huge difference between faith in Jesus and being religious. I became a part of the Christ family more than 50 years ago. Totally unchurched, and isolated under the most unusual of circumstances. This can be said of me also, “I was found by those, who did not seek Me. I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.” (cp. Romans 10:20).

Everyone can share in that experience by following these prompts. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (cp. Romans 10:9-10).

For the scriptures declare, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For whoevers calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (cp. Romans 10:11;13).

For me at 18:30 hrs the aformentioned became my experience. I was very isolated, but I knew that I was a very different person. Many months later, after much searching I came upon 1 Corinthians 5:17 which reads, “If any one is in Christ, he/she has become a new creation; old things have passed away, behold! all things have become new!

Newness of life through Christ instills this sinsation, at least that was my experience. For me it worked this way, “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:18).

During the course of time, I became an ordained priest. Providence moved on and my disapointment caused me to leave the church. And, eventually creating an on line church. Church for Sanctuary which means just that sanctuary. In that it has no walls, it has no membership, hierarchy or budget.

The Bible contains many complex and difficult subjects to understand. As opposed to seeking answers through the many denominational churches doting the world wide landscape. It’s suggested that interested people start home churches. Study the scriptures especially those designed for this historical period of history, which are the books of Romans – Philemon. And when, ready move on to study the rest of the Bible. The entire Bible is profitable for the undrstanding and the rooting of faith.

During your home church experience be sure to pray, praise and engage in the ministry of reconciliation for the lost and needy.

Create your own kind of santucary. And of course, ones home church can be a ministry of a family. All it takes is one person, because that’s what it takes to be a lampstand. For the promise is that Christ will be amidst you with an angel or angels.

As a Christ lampstand, I have had angelic experiences. Perhaps sometime later, I’ll share some of those experiences. Our scriptures teach that within our earthly domain there are invisible forces of evil. Know that Satan himself is discribed as an angel of light. So that trip into angelolgy needs to be carefully journeyed. If the revelation can’t be substantiated scripturally, it shouldn’t be trusted.

Also know that there is a constant unseen war be fought between God and Satan. Every time a lampstand avoids a satanic attack Christ has bruised his head. And when we fail, the heel of Christ is bruised. (cp. Genesis 3:15).

That’s why we also have this recording, “He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only ours only but also for the whole world.” (cp. 1 John 2:2).

Here is a series of scriptures that I treasure and hopefully so will you, and you will, if they are spiritually obsorbed.

Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death.

Therefore, we were buried with Him through  baptism into death, that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life.

For if we have been united to gether in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.

Knowing this that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.

For he who has died is free form sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.

Knowing this that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over Him.

For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all, but the life He lives, He lives to God. (cp. Romans 6:3-10).

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 the 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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O heaven how myterious u r

“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die, and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask how many good things have you done with your life? Rather He will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?'” Mother Teresa.

So here are a few thoughts about that mysterious place. That most anticipate to be theirs someday. But, unfortunately that experience will elude many. Because admittance demands a successful screening before admittance is granted. One does not have to be a member of a church, or a sect of some kind. It’s not costly, or cumbersome, it’s free.

It’s as simple as the following, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart the God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says,’Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.'” (cp. Romans 10:9-11).

Frankly the less religious one is the easier it is to become apart of the Christ family. Why is that so, because one is not encumbered with burdenaome religiousocity.

Such a non-attached life style allows the Spirit to work miracles. Every new birth in Christ Jesus is a miracle. Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is every one that who is born of the spirit.” (cp. John 3:8).

Now here’s a quick look into that place called heaven. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. And in My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also, and where I go, you know, and the way you know,” declared Jesus. (cp. John 14:1-4).

Heavens citizenship: “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” (cp. Phillippians 3:20-21).

“O death where is your sting? O Hades where is your victory?” For the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of deaf shall hear. Then lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing. And God will wipe away  every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no  more pain, for the former things have passed away! Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold shall make all things new!” (cp. 1 Corinthians 15:55-Isaiah 35:5-6-Revelation 21:4-5).

Not a moment to squander for time is of the essences. Because it is appointed for people to die once, but after death comes the judgment. (cp. Hebrews 9:27). And after death, perhaps this what, Sister Teresa eluded to, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each person may receive the things done during the course of their lifetimes, whether good or bad.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:10).

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 broad repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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