Traits to explain Behaviours, Motives, and Goals

Suppose that someone was an ENTJ according to Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and one of the traits was “Connecting Dots” or “A Natural Bend towards identifying and connecting dots.” Now, Imagine that one trait alone. Imagine that something happens that touches on Temperament and it is 1/4 that has a propensity to Fear. Fear + Identifying and Connecting Dots = could turn into an Extremity of something like this scenario above on steroids which would appear to the “experts” be a form of Autism or Paranoia or even some kind of Delusional Psychotic Break from reality. Or, an irrelevant event to the case study may not register at all at the opposite end of the stick.

Now, remember- we are using only the filters in the list to understand behaviour and motives and emotions. Here- I will depart from using technical jargon that may or may not have come from the DSM-IV-TR. So- in the scenario above we could say- “extremely focused on dots and how they connect” and “extremely fearful.” Now, what we want to know is “Why?” Well, on a very simple plane one connects dots because he/she is an ENTJ who fluctuates between extremism to not registering at all. The fear factor comes from the fact that one aspect of that person’s temperament is fear and fear taking too far is simply a “temperament thang.” Both of these don’t insinuate the “client” in the case-study is insane- rather- they indicate which personality type and temperament they were born from/into. 

 

Suppose the door to setting that individual free are truths that help him/her to understand the “why?” to their behaviour, their emotions, and their goals. The first truth might be taking the client from 1-9 to see which one applies to him/her. It is an altogether relieving and encouraging thing to understand, “ahhhhhh, I was doing that because I am a ___________and also a ___________________ from birth.” So then, if people are born with this or that- can they change? “Yes, they can come to know how they came to thinking the way they naturally think. They can have a revelation of who they truly are. What the individual is doing can be undone at a cognitive level (the level of stubborn thoughts or premise upon which one builds a sand-castle). Ultimately though, the will must be involved revelation or not in committing one’s self to change at the level of thinking. 

 

What happens when people throw eggs and rotten apples at you for expressing something from 1-9 as a trait they don’t like- but you were born with or within it? e.g. The X Generation. As a Christian I have two choices- 1. Rejoice in God that he is using the ill-will to change you into Jesus’ image. 2. Realize, “when I am weak- then I am strong.” You might be someone’s client and are a Christian- so- remember- He’ll get you through the storms of life- come twitching eye-lid or not.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Principles, Laws, Universals, and Ranges

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To Quench Our Undying Thirst

 

 

To Quench Our Undying Thirst

 

 

 

We Adore You our Saviour

We Praise You our King

We Roar out Your Praises

Like the Roaring Oceans Sing

 

 

[Chorus 1 X

 

Your Creation is Your Symphony

It Proclaims your Name

We’re drawn like a moth to Your Holy Flame

 

By the Spirit of Glory, Justice, Mercy, and Grace 

There was Tapestry Soaked in Christ’s Own Blood

It Testified through the Ages of His Awesome Love

 

Cleansing Crimson flows from Heaven’s Pure Love

Cleansing Crimson flows from Heaven’s Pure Love]

 

 

 

 

You Never Turned a Blind Eye

When humanity was at its Worst

Jesus came at just the right Time

To quench our Undying Thirst

 

 

[Chorus 1 X

 

Your Creation is Your Symphony

It Proclaims your Name

We’re drawn like a moth to Your Holy Flame

 

By the Spirit of Glory by Justice, Mercy, and Grace 

There was Tapestry Soaked in Christ’s Own Blood

It Testified through the Ages of His Awesome Love

 

Cleansing Crimson flows from Heaven’s Pure Love

Cleansing Crimson flows from Heaven’s Pure Love]

 

 

While we were still Enemies

By Faith we became Friends

Through the Shed Blood on Calvary

He’ll be our Helper to the End

He’ll be our Helper to the End

 

[Chorus 2 X

 

Your Creation is Your Symphony

It Proclaims your Name

We’re drawn like a moth to Your Holy Flame

 

By the Spirit of Glory by Justice, Mercy, and Grace 

There was Tapestry Soaked in Christ’s Own Blood

It Testified through the Ages of His Awesome Love

 

Cleansing Crimson flows from Heaven’s Pure Love

Cleansing Crimson flows from Heaven’s Pure Love]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an Act of Faith working through Love. I pray you find

just the right tune and- if you put it on youtube- let me know

so I can listen 

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Brain and Search-Engine Algorithms and the Fruit of Circular Reasoning

 

 

 

 

 

Brain and Search-Engine Algorithms and the Fruit of Circular Reasoning  

 

 

 

Our Brain has algorithms at work by which it comes to and draws conclusions. The driver behind our own personal algorithm is the search for what the soul pants after, longs for, aches with a hole to fill, and continually consciously and subconsciously researches where wholeness and a “good fit for him/her” (Maslow- “Belonging”) is found. That everlasting fount.

 

The first Google search brings up this definition of an Algorithm: “a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.” (2017)  

 

Ausubel is correct in my opinion when he states that we hang information on pegs of previous points of relevancy to us. Eventually- just lesser relevant things just drop out of our memory. So- when our mind inquires (my opinion) it goes on a word search for relevancy. When it is faced with a topic or theme and feels pressed to take-up the theme, it looks for collections of branches that have word relevancy that is almost branches of synonyms- but, really words that normally relate one to another.

 

 

 

Tonight I first recognized that in Google’s algorithm- it is quite immense in its knowledge banks it draws from- but, simple at the end of the day. It is much like the brain. How is that helpful? E.g. Terrorists are on the web and other ungodly nefarious characterless-characters. If one threw out honey-pots counting on their brain-process-algorithms to be “x” in a fairly finite string of words- it should be easier and easier to draw that person in and also profile them simply based on what Google does by the millions every day, “gives us appropriate word associations.” Outside of using the web like that- persons with appropriate algorithms then need to be scouted out and hired because of the way their brain uniquely works.

 

[If I were an architecture of Google and the likes- what I am saying here that sounds like philosophy/psychology to some- but it could prove to be scientifically-statistical via. some patience, honey-pots, and the right set of branches-branching-out from branches (relevant words).

 

 

Circular reasoning is when the same reference point is used to make the same point again and again having the reference-point at the center seeking validity and a soundness of thought. So- because the source of argument is a source unto itself or some half-baked thinking with a great zeal behind it- one has to first establish that the “source” is trustworthy or worth trusting (this is a sneaky one sometimes and is not infallible in the sense that- sometimes the absolute minority speaks the truth and the majority are wrong.)

Here are examples: Suppose a person was discredited by others because they believe their lens has the market-corner on truth and so say, “he writes this way when he is ________.” Should I contend- then the old adage becomes true- “There is strength in numbers” and so those numbers could easily be finding their sound-source and valid-source through the eyes of extreme bias And, then make a truth-claim again- “you write that way because you are afraid or mean or angry because you fail in meeting up to the standards of our norms in this micro-society.” To be frank- I write because I enjoy thinking through issues and using my imagination at this time.       

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Immunology and Dermal-Chips

 

 

 

Immunology

 

[I’m not a doctor]

 

 

A long time ago I posted in a comments section about Immunology using T-Cell boosters at the level of polysaccharides and macrophage boosters to target the cancer cells and reduce them- I posted a post in a major newspaper-comments section out of Toronto just about that. Another post I made somewhere was on over-loading them (cancer-cells) with protein about 5 years ago somewhere. Now, both are seriously on the table in biology (the sciences). I am no doctor- but, the odd time something just hits me as “that’s the right track- keep going.” God bless the research!!!

 

Sometimes the way God has created my mind to think and hone in on to add the right 1 + 1 scenarios- I have no idea except that it is almost a myopic-adult-autism- MAA-  (obviously not full-blown…but, how I knew about things way back when like the mini-chips (dermal tek-chips) going into people one day en-masse – that was one by Providence that hit my “think about this plate” about 35 years ago. Now we see it around the globe… My thinking pursues matryoshka dolls down to the smallest “to the point” doll and then backs-up to “the bigger picture.” May God grant special pragmatism to survive in such a universe as mine and even excel as I did in my MA TESOL. Me thinx the Church universal might just speak-up on the dermal-chips…wait and see. Then excuses why its so great will come-out.     

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The “Biblical-End-Beginning” is very different from Many End-Scenario-Guesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Tis why about 2.2 Billion of professing Christians on the planet speak in a certain likeness in which I speak here via. sermon, song, singing, stand, and salutations in Jesus Name.  

 

The Great Gathering at “The End-New-Beginning” place- Armageddon

 

 

Jesus speaks in the Revelation to John on the Isle of Patmos in Greece and John records the revelation by many forms of writing and not always Chronological from our perspective.

 

“The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty….

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.”

 

 

People speak of Armageddon and make movies about Armageddon as an Event when really Armageddon is a Place.

 

He’s got the whole world in his hands: And from where I am standing the Alpha and Omega of human history holds “The End” and will allow and permit Forces of Darkness to move the hearts of leaders to gather in one place- Armageddon. And to cause history to turn a page to a “whole other realm.”

 

This takes some phizzzzz out of it all (the hype) in the sense that the question is not WWIII and self-annihilation; rather, it is about the day utter darkness visits the earth again and persuades Kings, Leaders, Prime-ministers, and Presidents that it would be a good idea to gather AT Armageddon to war with the Lamb…so it says, “They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

 

How can a world leader- a “king” in ancient terms escape this gathering and utter hopelessness in warring with the Lord Jesus Christ? I don’t know- quit your job. Count the supreme cost of being a Christian and so let a life of standing firm enable you oh leader to step down and back and away from the whole mess when it comes. That’s one ship to abandon to swim to Heaven’s shores to take up a new career- sharing your faith at The End As We Know It.

 

What Madness?

 

Surely the Lord Jesus must make his appearance in such a way that they won’t explain Him as King of kings and Lord of lords. Rather, the Madness must be they view the Lord Jesus and His Mighty Host either as Aliens from space or can’t see the mighty host Elisha saw in his day:

 

“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

 

As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked. (2 Kings 17-18)”

 

So- at Armageddon there will be an army to meet the armies of the earth…I can’t imagine how that will be squeezing them in at one place – but, I can imagine the nations bent for war being let down as He Appears to them.

 

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.

 

He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.

 

Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

king of kings and lord of lords.

 

Though my piece on N.K. and the stand-off there spoke in terms certain ones would understand. We need to keep the big picture of what I believe in mind. But, that doesn’t mean in some high-end-philosophical terms and the theoretical that it isn’t possible to blast the earth to pieces because of just one single ambition- one single man- one pinky-sized-nation.

 

 

 

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There are more choices than just one- “focus only on the hackers”

 

 

 

 

 

Creativity Unlimited Innovative Solutions

 

[My views are not political in nature as much as simply the Pragmatism of the likes of Francis Bacon]

 

 

People really have to pick what it is they want. Do they want fiscal confidence that becomes a synergy with investment, job creation, spending, and optimism? Or Do they want what seems to be a questionable Moorish Moor to drive building a healthy economy out of the scope-of-lens because of Tunnel-Vision and Moorish-Myopia on the war-path to find a truth that will neither help them economically nor moor-ishly. 

Did anyone realize that hackers from nations around the globe are as zealously hacking as those who hacked in the scandal- even as I type? Right now- a the peoples have regained their fiscal confidence…I would fan that flame (and fan off the media stage any and all things that take-away from that- Oh Lord!!!) and create better physical internet walls and firewalls and quietly go about that business. Would you not agree? I already spoke upon the latter on a link: U.N. warns of nuclear cyber attack risk – SecurityFocus

 

 

 

If WWIII broke-out just because a despotic government is removed in a nation the size of my pinky-nail- a nation bent on contributing nothing to world peace (blessed are the peace makers); but are always bent on warring- it wouldn’t be that first strike that started the world war. That would then fall upon the wide shoulders of other superpowers whether or not they want to trigger at “The Removal” a WWIII response (it seems from here that would be foolish to do that because the region was reaching a status-quo stability people embraced. Without all that N.K. testing that would have remained to a large degree).

 

 

Yes, it would be the secondary, third, and fourth strikes that would create the “instability in the region and globally.” It would be their choice to plunge the whole earth into conflict or not over saving 1 despot over one pinky-nail sized nation. Anyway- if Removal and Restructure and Promise keeping could be- it Potentially would only/all change in name to S. K. eventually or The United Democracy of S. K.

 

The tremors of one superpower is that they don’t want a US military build-up in hardware and troops close to their border. So then- build up (equip) the South- understand that concern and when the work is finished their via. the South being deeply involved- make it so there isn’t a massive build-up and no intention of invading any border of any superpower is made clear physically and in word also. 

 

A quick read of The Art of War might give some insight into thousands of years of what is embedded in Asian culture and to degrees in their psyche. Yet- a new reality is here and it’s called “The New World Order.” Still- for a global economic recovery- a speedy one- the globe needs to consider which topics are getting in the way of that or which ones will enhance it. A despot can’t enhance that- he is too bent on war. 

 

Handing over hackers- any hackers- would enhance the impression of peace and Good Will (good will is even embedded in contracts between two parties) and stop painting any one superpower as enemy number one. Let them have their path to peace…or movie goers will have to undergo “Russia – enemy number 1” – movies- one after another for another decade and will keep building up that propaganda (who gave them the “number one enemy” go-ahead?) when in all reality- two superpowers were moving towards a “first time in a long time” peace? Again- do any other nations have hackers that have been kept hush, hush for political reasons. It can’t be what is good for the goose isn’t good for the gander- that’s an insult of intelligence.        

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Stir Them Up Stir Them Up

 

 

Stir Them Up and Stir Them Up and Stir Them Up untilthe Spirit of God is plainly manifest among God’s “remnant”- His people- according to Acts some believers in Jesus still remain without the Holy Spirit in a certain manifestation to serve (having already been Wooed to be saved)  

 

 

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 the Lord says,

 

“Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.”

 

I knew a man in the spirit who had these words 3-D in his spirit: “I’m going to take _______ home.” It hit him like a ton of bricks in the sense it had clarity. The man to be taken home was a godly man- a faithful steward for the Lord and Saviour- Jesus Christ. It almost seemed within just moments that man was snapped away during giving service to the Lord just a few days later.  

 

 

God says in Amos 3:7 (Old Testament before Jesus Arrival): “Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”

 

God says in 1 Corinthians 14:1 “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.”

 

If you feel any of this is just Arrogant-Chatter like a monkey- chattering on and on and on about something that is of man’s vain imagination- consider what Paul told Timothy (Pastor Timothy- and beyond that I know not) concerning spiritual gifts:

 

2 Timothy 1:6

 

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame (other translations say, “stir-up”) the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

 

[In my hundreds and even thousands of little blogs which out of sheer fatigue in not wanting to go back and edit each one, I discovered it is easier just keeping a small number of quasi-up-to-date posts on my blog. I write all manner of writing and some of it is so metaphorical and some of it is so literal when a word or topic just “come to me.” To my knowledge I am no prophet- am commanded to desire the gift- but, I’m not walking around saying, “thus says the Lord…” that is- unless I’m reading a Bible verse that says, “thus says the Lord…” I am simply Me To the Glory of God and whatever that means… but, oh reader- don’t comb every word I say for some prophecy or as though all the works are. Only God- first- me- second- and some people who have experienced me knows the truth and me speaking of the future as words- as moved by the Holy Spirit- 3-D and so are ‘set-aside’ to be written or spoken.

 

If you have been following me many moons you will know that I said a long time ago that the “i” like iph… the viewer would go larger and now- guess what? You know the most exciting and adventurous experience on the planet is serving not as King on this planet or over it- the greatest and most exciting thing is Intimately Serving the King of kings and Lord of Lords. “Stir up” your spiritual gifts brother or sister in Christ or ask someone filled and led by the Spirit as He manifests Jesus’ many gifts (Ephesians 4:8) lay hands on you and pray for you for it says of followers of Jesus in the Book of Acts: “When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”  

 

 

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Really- little to say- God knows and tis sufficient

 

 

Source: “Some lady with 1 M was going to try to help you to relocate until ‘the cult’ as you call it slammed, diced, and decimated you as a cold-blooded abuser. We know you- we know that there are people for you and people severely against you almost at any cost. Do you have any idea why?”

 

Me: “Honestly- I swear I’m in some kind of vortex with ‘give us the empirical’ and in my own personal knowledge of psychology, sociology, and anthropology everyone knows the axiom is “as close as you can get to science”- being, what I have to offer some really cold empiricists.” Because of the nature of man and the nature of bias in men/women- one could say that much of what is sold to us as pure science may not be what we were led to believe.

Anyway- I go about my Christian walk trying not to ‘enflame’ anyone- so- maybe source that one ought to be double checked. It sounds far-fetched.  

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The Order of things in The Christian Churches World-wide

 

 

 

A Two-In-One? Written by a Born-Again-Evangelical-Confirmed-Roman-Catholic (I don’t want to get too fancy on the names- I’m simply a Spirit born and Spirit led believer in God-Manifest in Flesh- Jesus the Christ)

 

[I start all my premises with this fact: The Catholic Church believe all the books of the Holy Bible were inspired and infused with a lively power for the good news to cause New Birth. The Evangelical Church to the majority me thinx believe just the same About the Holy Bible.]

 

Many have no idea what the offices of the Christian Churches are, what the gifts of the Spirit are, what the Fruit of the Spirit is, what Love is according to the NT (NT Bible)slash God the Great Teacher of all things, and which- in all of this diversity- is the greatest- being- Faith, Hope, and Love- the greatest of these love.

 

 

Fruit of the Spirit

 

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

 

 

The New Testament’s Definition of Love

 

 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

 

 

Gifts of the Spirit

Romans 12

 

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

 

Corinthians

Manifestation-Gifts (they just manifest in a body like the wind)

 

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

 

 

Office-Gifts: office simply means a position in the order of things in the churches or Your God Given Calling

 

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.

 

 

 

[For my “oh you of little to no faith” friends- the humanists with their manifesto, or the secularists with their majority and up against a logic that doesn’t say- “The many are always right.” I want to ask:

 

 

  1. How would you know if someone had a gift of the Spirit or not?
  2. How would you know if someone had the fruit of the Spirit?
  3. How would you know if the person you are speaking with does or doesn’t have a God given Calling slash Office in the churches world-wide?
  4. If you are a Christian, how do you know or not know what your calling and gifting of the Spirit is?
  5. Are you saying:” Of the hundreds of millions of Christians around the globe where every miracle and answer to prayer are being claimed as fact are really to be merely chalked up to ‘Coincidence.” E.g. Just because X-person is W he/she has no calling nor office nor gifting of the Holy Spirit and I chalk it all up to Insanity or Coincidence- whatever X says in the name of God. Yet, suppose a handful of others said X-person always had an obvious office and gifts of the Spirit. What makes your claim true and theirs false? Quote/Unquote 

 

I’m going to develop this in a more list-like lay-out later and I know- it all sounds so Cerebral – but, it’s not- it’s a faith as simple as that of a child’s faith- these things I speak of.]

 

“He is There and He is Not Silent”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We Have Peace Because You Waged War

 

July 3/2017 

We Have Peace Because You Waged War

 

Bless the Lord Oh My Soul (Psalm 103:1-5)

Open wide the Gates (Psalm 24:7-9)

Let the King of kings Come in (Revelation 19:16)

It is for Him We Wait (Matthew 25:1-13)

 

 

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

 

 

Here He Comes from the Battle  (Isaiah 59:16-17)

His Hands and Feet Bruised and Scarred (Isaiah 49:16, Isaiah 53:5)

Having Shed His Blood and Triumphing Over Death(1 Corinthians15:55-7)

By Him We Stand Perfect and Unmarred (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

 

 

Eternal Mystery of the Ages (Ephesians 3:10-12, Colossians 1:26)

Ever Before a Thing Was Formed (John 1:1-5)

The Son was a Lamb and the Lamb a Son (John 1:29)

Now in Majesty Sits Jesus as King Adorned (Philippines 2:9-13)

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

Daily Dose of Spurgeon: July 24th

“His camp is very great.”—Joel 2:11.

ONSIDER, my soul, the mightiness of the Lord who is thy glory and defence. He is a man of war, Jehovah is His name. All the forces of heaven are at His beck, legions wait at His door, cherubim and seraphim;, watchers and holy ones, principalities and powers, are all attentive to His will. If our eyes were not blinded by the ophthalmia of the flesh, we should see horses of fire and chariots of fire round about the Lord’s beloved. The powers of nature are all subject to the absolute control of the Creator: stormy wind and tempest, lightning and rain, and snow, and hail, and the soft dews and cheering sunshine, come and go at His decree. The bands of Orion He looseth, and bindeth the sweet influences of the Pleiades. Earth, sea, and air, and the places under the earth, are the barracks for Jehovah’s great armies; space is His camping ground, light is His banner, and flame is His sword. When He goeth forth to war, famine ravages the land, pestilence smites the nations, hurricane sweeps the sea, tornado shakes the mountains, and earthquake makes the solid world to tremble. As for animate creatures, they all own His dominion, and from the great fish which swallowed the prophet, down to “all manner of flies,” which plagued the field of Zoan, all are His servants, and like the palmer-worm, the caterpillar, and the cankerworm, are squadrons of His great army, for His camp is very great. My soul, see to it that thou be at peace with this mighty King, yea, more, be sure to enlist under His banner, for to war against Him is madness, and to serve Him is glory. Jesus, Immanuel, God with us, is ready to receive recruits for the army of the Lord: if I am not already enlisted let me go to Him ere I sleep, and beg to be accepted through His merits; and if I be already, as I hope I am, a soldier of the cross, let me be of good courage; for the enemy is powerless compared with my Lord, whose camp is very great.

 

July 24 

Let the nations then look in shock over N. Korea

 

Let the Lord of hosts bring out the Ramparts- break down His  enemies within N. Korean walls. Let the nation- yes- let the nation of North Korea to shake, rattle, and tremble. Let the nations who look upon her gasp in shock, and awe, and wonder. Bind their weaponry- throw off the bowmen. Allow nothing of their venom to torture by night nor by day.

 

 

Be swift Oh Lord- be swift to open-her up by earthquake. Let the waters be restless over her oh King of the Flood. You make her to her knees from the top down in great need oh God of our Salvation. Make her to need grow so exponentially that the king and worshiped one of animistic tradition choke on a bone as he is fattened-up for their great and dreadful day.

 

Let their subs remain under the waters forever and let those who surrender come-out forthright and turn against many waters leaving no Singularity or Monolith of control over her whether upon the earth or under the deep blue. Let the chain of command be broken left, right, and center.

 

 

Let the soft beds for high ranking military weaponry-brokers of ISIS and Al Qaeda be no more. Let them be caught by their feet running and tied to the ground as it were- and let the dream of their Islamic state pour out of their eyes as they fall to sleep. Elect oh Lord Jesus- elect by dreams, visions, signs, and wonders through the written accounts of you and your acts and revelations- those in N. Korea who are to be your emissaries. [Even so come Lord Jesus- come! It is Well with my Soul]      

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Ya Think and Ya Thought

 

 

 

Ya think & thought

 

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Ya think things are going to turn-out to be a certain way and then- flip- Murphy’s Wild-Card Variable hits your table. A good reminder- “one of the prerequisites of a good missionary is Flexibility.”

 

Ya think that your love of art is just a matter of “when I feel like it.” Then you realize, it too is like a marital love demanding commitment and “do.”

 

Ya think, “all things can be done tomorrow.” But then, your whole life is flashing before your eyes in the face of unapproachable light.

 

Ya think, “I felt so ashamed I was so wrong.” But, next time you won’t be will ya now?  

 

Ya thought, “It will be three taps of my fingers” and it was- three taps. Now after a while your brain chemistry almost demands everything be three taps of your toe or fingers and you wonder, “is our world about to give birth to a steady stream of souls with ADHD or people with a knee jumping up and down at the computer desk?”

 

Ya thought your bed was made for thinking; but when you discovered it wasn’t, and that it was made for sleeping- “He restoreth your soul.”

 

Ya thought that Carbon-Dioxide was killing the planet until you learned that without so many parts per million present all the time that plant-life you treasured would just shrivel up and die.

 

Ya thought you could do a certain thing or things 365 or even 355 days of the year and then some part of your body or soul just snapped. You were given a constitution to be adept but not eternal.

 

Ya thought, “now that I will never see or experience this or that ever again- I should have taken more photos and kept better records.” But, hey! It’s not too late to start now on whatever lays before you in this adventure we call “living” and having lived- remembering. 

 

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Your Train is a Comin

 

 

Your Train is a Comin

 

It’s a time and place where you just need Mo

But for what you need ya gist get a closed door

These dayz you’re friends are just letting ya down

They ask, “whaz-up with that face and that frown?”

 

The glass is half empty and the glass is half full

Depends on who ya talk to it might just be bull

One minute the applause paints you as a clown

The next, “the boo” paints ya as jist a creep in town

 

[There is a time and a place where

ya just gotta get up off the ground

Your train is a comin

Can you hear the sound?

It’s your train

Ya just gotta go

Where it takes you ya just don’t know

Where it takes you ya just don’t know]

 

It’s partly up to you what you make up yur reality

It’s not jist something ya jist learn on TV

Sometimes it’s just opportunity a knockin at yur door

The Timing; the irony; the lyrics and the chord

 

Lift up your head you’re salvation has come

Shining as brightly as the brightest of suns

If ya jist say, “yes” to that Train

Your disposition will never be the Same

 

[Chorus 2 X]

 

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Pithy Things

 

 

Pithy Things

 

[Only 576 Words]

If you ever decide to take-up- as I did over 5.5 years- a flurry of thousands of short-writing reflections, stories, poetry, song-writing or whatever- remember 500-600 words if you are not a “whole book” writer except that you can compile your short works under one theme.

 

 

 

The kicker isn’t so much the enemies you knew you had; it’s the friends you have who turn out to be real stinkers. Source said: “Ed (somebody) turned ‘it’ back on.” “I can only imagine source.” My God knows the names of every star- he knows your name and how to humble and exalt.

 

 

If world-wide earthquakes are on the rise, you can be sure that tall behemoths are on the rise in thinking through the issue of building a structure that can endure a fairly massive earthquake.

 

A number of some of the greatest writers said this, “I hate writing.” On many levels in this season of my writing- me to.

 

The faithfulness of purity is taking one’s skills, talents, and abilities in a continuance of developing them and applying them for some good purpose whether there is financial remuneration or not.

 

If I truly have the unique kind of writing which is “a love for writing”- this love- if rightfully seeking the remuneration of finances or reward can still never stop believing, being patient, hoping or just gives-up because it is a God given love of writing.

 

Right now I am working on writing something that requires an Infrastructure of a “Progressive Hierarchy Structure” or Hierarchy-Infrastructure. That begins with a Base or the Basics as a platform and moves to Secondary Structures and then a third (each either building on one another or it can all be like a swirl of important variables attaching themselves one another as they are added). I see nations with no real infrastructure and then getting blasted with war and so wiping-out the needed variables to even build a nation in the first place. With Hierarchy-Infrastructures a bottom-up triangle is the norm and with a swirling pie-chart with interactions and intelligent-bindings going on- due to the nature of an explosion of variables – the swirling-pie-chart (not a wisdom like an accordion moving in and out- breathing- as some have described our universe). Yet- though (pause)- the Accordion can have a place somewhere.

 

As The Holy One advances towards The Great and Dreadful Appearance- That Day and Hour- there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother- an Advocate who shed his own blood to save souls. Jesus- mankind’s Highest Priest stands between The Holy One and Mankind.

 

A century later and I now fear after the indoctrination for a century of highly positioned humanists and secularists that we will no longer be able to say, “there are no atheists in fox holes.” Rather- the tides seem to have created a whole new Axiom, “the trenches are filled with atheists, secularists, and even humanistic-agnostics.” But, even so- serving and protecting is still considered an honourable thing- especially peace-keeping missions.      

 

 

 

Can a Volcano hold its breath forever- till end of times? Or can Tsunamis- Many Waters- repel powerful earthquakes taking place in the deep blue or even on land forever and a day? In some way our body is as a Volcano holding its breather or as a Tsunami that is moving towards the trigger in God’s Timing? Is the Almighty’s arm too short that it cannot save? Isa. 59:1

 

 

 

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The Holy Trinity and Volition

 

Agree or Disagree?: Essence, Nature, and Volition- The Trinity

 

 

 

God in Three Persons speaks to His Essence- by Essence and His Nature- He is- This One God- God in Three Persons.

 

Jesus prayed (John 17) that we would be one even as He and His Father are One. But- to let the body of Christ be left to its Essence and its Nature- the problem is- we are judicially and positional-ly perfect but also “being perfected” too- there needs be on our part volition to be “One” and for that to be 100% true on a whole other level in the Trinity- because of God’s Nature and Essence He is Three as One Volitionally, too. I have just rarely heard that aspect being emphasized. Either the Persons of the Trinity all have Volition or they do not- they are automatons and slaves to purely essence and nature- though perfect they would be- just not Volitional-Persons on the matter of Oneness.   

 

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as Volitional Persons by Essence and Nature and in Personage choose to be One to. And so- me thinx it is possible to boldly say to and to ponder this: God as Three Persons. For centuries I have never seen and expository on the fact that God also is one because by nature, essence, and the personage aspect requires a hearty 100% Volitional “yay.”

 

P.S. As I meditate on such volition for a Son to choose to obey the Father by the strength of the Spirit- just one example- I am profoundly encouraged.  

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We Have Peace Because You Waged War

 

We Have Peace Because You Waged War

 

Bless the Lord Oh My Soul (Psalm 103:1-5)

Open wide the Gates (Psalm 24:7-9)

Let the King of kings Come in (Revelation 19:16)

It is for Him We Wait (Matthew 25:1-13)

 

 

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

 

 

Here He Comes from the Battle  (Isaiah 59:16-17)

His Hands and Feet Bruised and Scarred (Isaiah 49:16, Isaiah 53:5)

Having Shed His Blood and Triumphing Over Death(1 Corinthians15:55-7)

By Him We Stand Perfect and Unmarred (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

 

 

Eternal Mystery of the Ages (Ephesians 3:10-12, Colossians 1:26)

Ever Before a Thing Was Formed (John 1:1-5)

The Son was a Lamb and the Lamb a Son (John 1:29)

Now in Majesty Sits Jesus as King Adorned (Philippines 2:9-13)

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

 

We Lift Our Hands Unto You Our Maker (Psalm 63:4)

We Sing to You Whom We Adore (Psalm 96:1-3)

We Will be Wrapped in God’s Love Forever (Romans 8:38-39)

We Have Peace Because You Wage War (Isaiah 42:13, Psalm 2)

We Have Peace Because You Waged War (Colossians 2:15)

 

 

To be continued??…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 5 + 1 + 2

 

 

 

There were 5+1 sign-wonder + 2 who had brushed beside death- if not went straightaway into its wide gaping mouth. Nobody knew their hearts whether they thanked God for preservation of life through His foreknowledge and providence over their events.

 

One of the two crawled out of the window of a farm truck loaded with fuel with the fuel tank upside down- as a non-everything really- and looked up on his own and said, “there is a God.” The other was brought back from the dead when all others said, “say good-bye to her.” She stood among the gathering and gave praise- almost a modern day Lazarus. 

 

Dr. Luke in the gospel of Luke (yes, Luke was a doctor) told a story and said it like it was- one returned to give thanks and the other 9 considered it not an expedient thing to give thanks. It went:

 

The Thankless 9 Lepers

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

 

The Anomaly-child of God had been stretching out his hand off and on- especially towards those who masqueraded as friends when in all reality acted with their speech as cunning-cutting-foes who always said “prove it,” one supporting the other in a larger circle of persecution. Their words were as the sickly yellow spots on a Robusta coffee bean being higher as an acidic than the health and quality of Arabica.   

 

The Lord Jesus had said, “if they are not for me they are against me.” The prayers streamed to heaven as hand was stretched out for definitive activity from Heaven on his behalf…no sooner was he under Grace through the Lifter of His Head-there were those who poised themselves as though his very enemies to spin his head and keep him forever trapped in a loop. He had never seen the likes of it prior to the 14 and especially the 4. 

 

The interesting thing was that events happened oft times as a Wake-up Call to the good news or as a blessing in Sovereign Preservation of Life. The 5 still seemed as though asleep to this day + 1 with a Sign/Wonder. The 5 + 1 were still alive and the sear of the brush with death left a scar.

 

These were the days as though they were in the book of Judges when it was penned by the historian in 25:21b: “each man did what was right in his own eyes.” There were now two kinds of cruelty which the Anomaly-son had really never experienced the second of the two: One was “spontaneous and not “on purpose”- so to speak- out of hurt or anger slashing/gashing” (Normally, easily forgivable- one understands human frailty).  The Second was “on purpose” carefully crafted words by way of gossip, slander, tek to give it a sense of ‘real-time’ or ‘timely’ as cuttingly-hurtful words were just lobbed the Anomaly-son’s way.” He thought- I was a pre-pubescent and pubescent when I used this means and method to poke someone. Still- prepubescent or pubescent or not “each man did what was right in his own eyes.”

 

Two things streamed towards Heaven as unceasing prayer regarding- those who want to take position with two faces as ‘friend’ but really ‘foe.’ One was the cry for a Heaven Sent trampling of the Anomaly-child-of-God’s enemies and the other was for Preservation and Healing and Blessing. The one came before the other and they were as obvious as obvious could get. These were still the days of trouble and Heaven troubling the trouble-ers – humbling the trouble-ers with His Mighty Right Hand- and disassembling and reassembling their lives. Rivers of blessing were sent from Heaven where there were both Deserts and the Persecuted. The author of Pilgrim’s Progress who penned that world-changing booklet understood such days as the church around about him tossed him into a prison of sorts to shut him up. The Anomaly-son could not- he wanted peace but some wanted war. The only war he would give were his outstretched hands in a secret place. 

 

 

[Those of you who read any kind of physical-violence into this post- sorry, but- boy did you miss the point of this Epoch of Double-Loaded-Linguistics with Metaphors]         

 

 

 

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It was like a gigantic fish

June 22 2017

 

 

The Sinkhole was like a gigantic fish waiting for its bait to just fall into its mouth. The Derailment was questioned by questioners with a list of about 100 points they had to go over forever and a day…metaphorically speaking…Their philosophy was “when it’s your time to go it’s your time to go.” They said, “No, it can’t be Him who brought, catered to, or allowed this- it has nothing to do with Him.” He said, “He is there and He is not silent” as water rushed in all directions. The snow still wasn’t finished.   

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The Many Ways God Speaks and Has Spoken

 

Important Synonyms: Has God Been Speaking to Humanity by Varying Means?

These days we have seen powerful forces knock down trees, bring torrential rains and hail, tornadoes forming here and there, and flooding. Lots of flooding. Humanistic-wise and Naturalist-wise we call these “mother nature” with no mention of any other power in control or in control by permitting certain things. In the Bible there are two powers at work but not two equals-in-power regarding nature. Job experienced the prince of darkness wrangling-up a storm that destroyed him (not unto death) and gave him a severe sickness too. And then, through the rest of the Bible we don’t hear of this except that the Lord is in control down to that first speck of static electricity building in the clouds above- and rules over the Prince of Darkness.

You might want to thump me on the head speaking of current disasters in these terms- but, it is actually good news- If God is the chief instigator in mostly all of what we see- then He is in charge as we petition Him to stop- to stop any nature-based disaster in the name of His Son. And Wisdom- people need His Wisdom in how to cope. Me, I’ve been through flooding in my own abode watching my important paper-work float around losing its ink-power. I’ve lived with huge flying ants out of control. I’ve had my car basically written off due to the size of hail between golf-ball to tennis ball sized hail as I sat helpless in my car. The verses I provide were inspired by he fact so many trees were just “brought down to the ground” recently…read on- it’s all no stranger to God Himself.

1. The Word of God: the Bible or a word/wisdom/warning/encouragement of the Holy Spirit to an individual or individuals

From the Bible in Acts 11

“During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.)”

2. The Living Word of God: Jesus the Christ

From the Bible- John 1

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

From the Bible- Hebrews 1

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.

3. The Voice of the Lord: What people call “nature”- He speaks through nature

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.

[If your life has been turned upside down turn in prayer to the one who can start a disaster or stop a disaster collectively for His Son’s Name Sake- Jesus Christ.]

4. The Declarations, Proclamations, the pouring forth of Speech, …

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

5. God speaks through His Providence (governance over all things) – at just the right time- not a second late or a second too soon…

“But when the son of Paul’s sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.” [By Providence
he was in the right place at the right time at the beginning and delivered the message to Paul at just the right time.] His “down to the details” speaks to us.

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The Anomaly-son’s Journey Continues – June 1st prayer time…later…our tornado- June 2nd

A Promise in a Psalm: “Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

A Question from the Prophet-Evangelist-Preacher Isaiah of old: “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?”

Jesus said of Effectual-Prayer that is Rewarded: “But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”

June 1st the Anomaly-son prayed in secret and realized the desire of his heart and realized that God loves to answer all manner of prayer. The Anomaly-son of God prayed like this on June 1st. on his knees: “Lord, send a storm this way for the peoples to hear your voice and see your power- send a storm that displays your power- like- not just some hum-drum storm.” The Anomaly-son had almost always loved the rumbling rolling echoing sound of a storm with flashes of lightening and had entertained in his mind’s eye a tornado- seeing a tornado.

Someone might say, “how terrible you would pray such a thing,” and let me say- the whole planet needs lightening to strike the earth for crops and vegetation to have the nutrients in the soil for all things to grow…so, no- nutrients and God displaying his power to say, “He is There and He is Not Silent” as he displays by the things we see his Eternal Power isn’t a “negative” always (e.g. the Aurora Borealis has been doing some unique things lately). (Paul, Romans 1:20). The word tornado was a buzz during prayer a short while before and the question was- “why?” in some sense- but, “wait and see” in another.

The other day for the first time in his life he saw an actual tornado approach his home town 5 clicks outside of town and it was Numinous-Dark-Powerful…the storm and the tornado- but, it was glorious too. As with most storms that hit this planet- no life was lost- but, I wonder about the lives that saw the tornado- do they know that they saw the right hand of “the arm of the Lord” (His great ability in all things as He chooses what He chooses to do day to day.) One thing for sure the peoples saw “the arm of the LORD” and so answered Isaiah’s question- did they know what they were really looking at? God richly bless you reader.

[I am a “born from above Christ-centered believer Mystic in many ways”- call it whatever you call it – this is what I call it and over the last 5+ years my prayer life has been “Lively” within the context of me writing. One thing for sure- when I don’t spend time on my knees “listening” and “requesting” and “worshipping” and then time on this blog as the life of The Anomaly-son unfolds…I tend to dry-up. But- in these matters dry or not- I persevere friend because I believe the impossible.]

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The Chronicles of the Anomaly-son Cont…

 

The Anomaly-son’s Chronicles continue on…

 

Meditation verse just given several days before and as he Meditated on it the more clear it became. He was seeking 0% notoriety for whatever came of things just 3-D-ing- prior in thought, meditation, spirit and the output of communication like this.

Isaiah – the prophet of the Christ thousands of years before now said- “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?”

 

 

 

The Anomaly-son for months and months before 2017 said somewhere in his writings, “now we will see more home-grown individuals working from the inside-out.” The Anomaly-son thought before, “France(Paris) and Turkey would do well in their skill in this kind of intelligence sweep to be ready for ‘trigger responses’ now- along with Germany, too.”

 

Why was the Anomaly-son doing this? To restore the breach in the nations between unbelief and faith, prayerlessness-prayerfulness, and the views on a powerless-Christ to an all powerful Christ to courageously with Specific Wisdom and Success given from Heaven like David (“you make me wiser than my enemies”) and Daniel with his “handwriting on the wall”- believe- God wants to root-out the terrorists and more faith and faithfulness can see that. Last night I held my hand out and asked- “Oh Lord God, by faith I believe You to root them out- in Christs’s omnipotent name – I believe!” My prayers are with the UK and other nations hit by all out terrorism. William Carey said, “Expect great things for God and Attempt great things for God.” Expect that He is there and He is not Silent (F. Schaeffer). This is a battle with spiritual forces of darkness moving in and out and up and over and under radar in high places. Pray that somehow God would use you- believe that He will- to expose them. Be His mouthpiece to this generation for the Risen Word- the Lion and the Lamb. Regarding the Spirit of God and the Declaration and knowledge of future things- Isaiah about 700 years before the Christ recorded the Lord asking regarding this past-present-future ability: “Who then is like Me?” (Isaiah 44:7)

 

 

 

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The State of Affairs: Bits and Bites

The State of Affairs: Bits and Bites

 

 

     It was 2018 after the new “The Earthquake,” in the Middle East in a nation the size of Syria. It was all so ironic as deep under the earth North Korea was rocking the earth too.

 

For a while now the Syria slash Russia slash USA conflict was “set to the side” to gaze upon North Korea posing and positioning. In a weird way it was almost like it had been especially needed at certain times to regain focus.

 

“The Leader” of North Korea was just as the author of “Born to Rebel” (n.d.) had described the youngest sibling in a family: rebellious, revolutionary, and reckless at times. Everyone knew this leader was the type to go down with the ship just to “prove some radical point.”

 

Partisan Politics- who could say how many hundreds of millions of dollars were wasted on partisan politics like shooting down and idea because it was the other party’s idea. And what a waste- during crucial times on the world stage- to target and distract the Hippocampus of leaders, keeping them from doing something simply amazing; this too was a waste of hundreds of more millions of dollars. These were equal to mountains of cold, hard cash with a cat dozer pushing it into landfills and losing the potential of: focus and “for God and Country” in economic growth, the stabilizing of the world Economy, and increasing the value of the greenback and then restoring and creating jobs.

 

 

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Meditations in the letter to the Ephesians: #23

 

 

 

 

#23

Ephesians 2:14-16

“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.”

 

 

The Apostle John speaks to one part of this in the Book of John and says, “Out of his (Clarification: the Living-Word-Jesus) fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” Grace to this grace in Jesus Christ simply means that from Adam to Jesus God had dispensed a certain kind of Grace by calling out men, women, and children to Himself and by revealing His Nature, Power, and His Will to a called-out peoples prior to the Incarnation of Jesus (God become flesh).

 

The writer of this first verse (the Apostle Paul) begins speaking to the Law of Moses (which wasn’t antithetical to Grace) and of Jesus Christ begins with the word “peace.” This Peace that is Jesus Christ Himself as God the Son- son of man and Son of God entered two areas in the lives of the Ephesians: 1.) The enmity between the Jews and Gentiles or what one would consider irreconcilable differences. 2.) The enmity between God and Hebraic/Jewish and Gentile peoples who were Not at peace with God. This Apostle Paul says, “For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”

 

Do you know what’s on God’s Heart of Hearts right now? Peace and Oneness are on God’s heart for all of mankind and there is only one door when mankind will be reconciled to mankind who are at enmity and there is only one door for all these peoples from the North to the South to the East to the West – the vast expanse of planet earth- God in Jesus Christ by the work and power of the Spirit. When we become one with Jesus- by faith- in His name, we immediately become “at peace” with our fellow man which we were once at war with over differences. Now, in Jesus- we find all manner of mankind in all manner of places on the earth with all manner of languages and dialects- One- One Holy Church unified.

 

Also- we become “at peace” with God the Father through God the Son- Jesus the Christ- by the Sovereign Work and Power of the Spirit. This Oneness is surely Liberty- Liberty from Moses Law which no man had perfectly kept til Jesus came and in his body fulfilled obeying every single command in his body- his flesh. It is liberty from everyone scattered going in all manner of directions as Jesus said, “I AM the gate.” So- we are on the same team as it were. Isn’t that Good News…reconciled to others and reconciled back into God’s Liberty as it says: “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Reader, how do I know Oneness/Unity is on God’s heart? Jesus prayed in what was called His Great High Priestly Prayer: “Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. The Spirit of the Living God is crying-out and working together for Oneness among God’s family of believers full of diversity- yet- similarity and He is crying-out that we may be One with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit even as they just are and choose to be One.  

 

 

 

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The Ever-Growing

 

The Ever-Growing

[April 20 2017]

 

 

It wasn’t like abnormally large hail stones were never heard of from time to time. But, this was different. They spun and accumulated and accumulated and spun and then like a sling- the wind shot them to earth at an angle- noticeably larger than normal hail-stones. The Anomaly son said, “so- let it be upon Your enemies Lord Most High.” Still- an Act of God on this magnitude always had a wider swath inclusive of ‘the innocents’ and ‘not so innocent.’ The world and key nations were on a course on the chessboard and anyone who plays chess knows “you just can’t pull your hand off of the chess piece to put it back on to pull back what went ahead.” So- the course on the chessboard went ahead with key players. The hail was shock and awe.

 

 

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The Tumble

 

The Tumble

Posted: April 14/2017

 

They were shoring-up the boulders as fast as they could; but the snow, rain, and moisture put the handwriting on the wall. There were always an abundance of risk-takers. On the one side were whose who finally thought they had secured the stones and gave the official “okay!” On the other side were the drivers who looked at their maps through treacherous parts of the passageway and gave the “okay,” as their perfect risk-taker put their car into motion.

 

It wasn’t long before the snow- in terms of large tracts of land came down in the tons onto of tons of boulders the size of mid-sized cars. Nobody really knew whether it was the snow or rain that brought the mighty-wall down. The picture-frames 3-D-ed Space and Time.

 

 

[How past, present, and future work together is a real phenomena- but- He is the Past-Present-Future God as One.]

 

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Intimacy with Jesus: Loving Jesus with the Love We Started with

 

 

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Loving Jesus with the Love We Started with

Matthew 15:8-9

These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.  They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.

Revelation 2:4

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.

Hosea 10:12

I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plough up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’

When Moses began to teach the children of Israel the commands, decrees, and laws of God one- emphatic stood-out and that was: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” John said, “we love him, because He first loved us.” Another verse stands-out in the book of Revelation metaphorically on this point regarding Heart Matters, and it goes: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (The Lord Jesus speaking in John’s Revelation 3:15,16)

 

As I have meditated on Revelation 2:4 about “first love” and the other verses which deal more with the heart- it finally dawned on me- nothing that would look like a “return to first love” (the way we loved Him when we first became intimate with Him) would look like following some kind of “letter of the law.” First love wouldn’t be all law-ish. Rather- it all began with the Grace, Love, and Mercy of God and for us to return to Him with everything- it would all be because of God’s Grace, Love, and Mercy. Tis why the verse that John gives us is so important: “We love him, because He first loved us.”

 

Allowing all that God did at the beginning til now In The Name of Love will lead us to a watershed moment again and again with checks and stops (or Signs and Wonders and Providence leading onward- like a Polar Bear recently appearing at a cross standing up and 100% looked like it was praying) that always lead us back to the Good Shepherd who “loved us and gave Himself for us.” (Paul) Allow the Grace and Love of God to grip your heart over the matter of His goodness and remember it is always He who initiates our Exodus back to Him in first love and with all our heart.

 

 

 

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Day 19 Intimacy with Jesus: Recalling God’s Faithfulness

 

 

 

Day 4 or 19

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Recalling God’s Faithfulness

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

 

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

 

1 Corinthians 1:8-9

 

He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

King David- a man “after God’s own heart-” penned the beginning of this Psalm saying: “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” It is oh so easy to get caught up in the moment when we’re in the eye-of-the-storm and the sails and all the ropes are just snapping. But- in spite of the many trials and tribulations David prescribed under the power and guidance of the Spirit these words, forget not all of His benefits.” Sometimes, just when we should be remembering God’s previous “benefits” or acts of faithfulness, we fly apart scrambling in some trial with our eyes on the trial and not on “Him Who called you is Faithful.” We lose center. So- David in his many trials did what he often times did and he simply spoke himself back into Center. Intimacy with Jesus Christ means that we must sometimes speak ourselves back into Centeredness with a mini song or sermon.

 

 

Both of the letters- one to the Church in Thessalonica and the other in the city of Corinth and passages of the Bible are very similar in that they insure God’s Activity in our lives to get us all the way through life filled with Eternal Life right to the very end – because God is Faithful. That is a foundational truth to put our trust and faith in with Jesus Christ as God’s Lord over all creation. It is a foundational truth to put our faith and trust in the Holy Spirit having come and having been sent by the Father and Son to see to it we ourselves are faithful to the end by God’s Own Faithfulness. Paul describes this intimacy as being God “who has called you into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ.” That is a clear Ecclesiological and Christological truth- the concept that both the Church and teaching about Jesus the Christ are centered on this point- that we may Know Him and Make Him known. Next time you can’t fall asleep try counting all the great things God has done for us The Church and individually in our own lives instead of sheep- who knows- maybe the door to the things you desire is right there in simply being Intimate with Jesus by recounting His Greatness and Great deeds for us past-tense and in this life forevermore. AMEN.    

 

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Intimacy with Jesus: Being Led by Him and Following Him

 

 

Day 3 or 18

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Being Led by Him and Following Him

 

 

Exodus 13:21-22

 

“By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.”

 

Acts 8:26

 

“Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. 27 So he arose and went.”

 

Acts 9:10-11

 

In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.

 

In all three of these passages, we see God’s people being Led by Him and Following that leading. In one instance it is a pillar of cloud and pillar of fire, another- it is an angel of the Lord speaking, and finally it is a vision that led Ananias who was led to the ferocious persecutor of God’s people. In fact (formerly by name Saul) Paul says, “I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,…”

 

There are several terms used by the Bible to describe God’s Own- like: God’s people, Christians (first called this in Antioch meaning ‘little reflections of Jesus the Christ), believers, the children of God, and followers of the Way. None of these are just passive names by nature because of the Nature of God demands that we allow Him to lead and place our Trust in Him as we Follow. For them to ring true they require faith working through love. They require faith in Jesus the Christ the Son of God. Romans says, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” We have a Divine appointment with God to be led by Him believer and a Divine appointment to follow that leading. This is called “walking in the light as He is in the light.” And- since nobody perfectly follows God’s Gracious Leading- 1 John says, “and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” as we substantially or intermittently (oh so prone to wonder as one hymn points-out) walk in the light.

 

So- where is this leading of God found? Mostly at the tip of your nose as you gaze into the Word of Liberty – the Holy Bible. If it says, “forgive”- we forgive. If it says, “be controlled by the Spirit,” – we are controlled by the Spirit. If it says, “love one another,” – we love one another. The one leads- The Holy Bible- in the Light of the New Covenant and its Eternally enduring principles and the other follow- God’s children. Intimacy with Jesus is found in God’s Precious Word. Intimacy is being led by the Spirit as it says of these- the last days- “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.’”

 

Believer are you one of those souls who has strongly desired to be led by the Spirit and you were listening to God’s Word, His Spirit, and getting wise counsel from God’s people and things you planned just fell to pieces? Not every door is an open door. In all fairness you need to know that even though it all sounds so positive we still live in a fallen world as a light on a hill and that darkness is bent on seeing you fail and fall. Even the Apostle experienced what God permitted into his missionary endeavours when he says, “out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way. (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8) When bad things happen to God’s people as they pursue being led and then follow- we call it God’s Permissible Will when darkness is allowed to triumph for a moment (sometimes to us those moments seem forever- but, they are not). Believer- it is all part and parcel of being a Christian handling His Divine Appointments and Disappointments as His Appointments. We may not be able to figure-out some things in being led and then following- but, we can Trust the Good Shepherd- we can relinquish our confusion to The Trust-Worthy-One Forever to be Praised. Intimacy with Jesus is even found in the closed doors just as much as the open doors. Continue to adore the Adorable one- Jesus Christ our great God and Saviour.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Iranian-Sweat

 

Short-Fiction:

 

 

He was hot- bubbling from the inside-out. Everything always started with the sweat-everything- from the brow to the bottom of one’s foot. He was sweating.

 

The North Koreans were acting-out and up again. It was always so much cheaper to just purchase an airline ticket for N.K. Mules to go from x to y than launch yet one more 1000 Kilometres and then- the plunge. So- some in the intelligence community just scratched their head and went, “humph-hmmmm.”

 

He was code-named “Carrier”- but, nobody knew what it was he was to carry. They worked him pretty hard leaving him with broken ribs. It was all too amazing that the Russians didn’t leave him with their typical TM- a bullet to the center of the head. Rather, they rolled him onto a busy street- beaten to a pulp.

 

He was just a “typical” Iranian Purchaser for major retail outlets who landed him in Vegas for an International Trade-show to look at and purchase the next “Tech-Cash-Cows.” Fads came and went and it was Ja-Heeth’s job to separate the next Cash Cow line of products from the “here today and gone tomorrow.”

 

Little did anyone know that the “Carrier” had been worked-over so hard that the containment inside of him had been compromised and was fractured at a sealant juncture? The North Korean enriched Plutonium Pellet had been contained just for delivery to a major “Sin City” event and was now uncontained and the “Carrier” – after his event-extravaganza with the Russians left him to roll quickly off the street as his unique sickness grew and grew as a clear and present danger.

 

(March 9th-10th /2017 to be continued…)

 

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Intimacy with Jesus: Walking in the Light

 

 

 

Day 2 or Day 17

 

1 John 1:5-7

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Walking in the Light

 

 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in The Light, as he is in The Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

 

The Term “The Light” is just as wide and deep and rich as the term “The Faith” and “The Truth.” All three allude to the whole of Christian teaching passed on from Jesus to the Apostles and unto those like Luke who recorded “The Truth” under the power, direction, and inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God. In Jude 3 he says, “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for The Faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” And the Apostle John describes it all later as: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in The Truth. Basically, it could be said that the Corpus (body) of Christian teaching can be expressed in any of the three ways I point out here. But, in 1 John 1:5-7 there is a nuance that 3-Ds and it is all about purity, holiness, righteousness, and the noble.

 

Anybody can just speak Christianese. Anybody can just check off a fairly lengthy check-list of Do(s) and Don’t(s) in their daily living. Neither stance- taken to the most extreme left- or right- are Christian at all. The Apostle James says that faith without work is dead and works with no faith is dead too- both are simply just dead in the water of God’s perfect plan in Jesus Christ for our lives- Intimacy with Him as balanced individuals who walk and talk Jesus. Regarding even just salt- the two chemicals left on their own that make salt are deadly lethal if ingested on their own. Not just anybody walks the walk and talks the talk.

 

 

That is the kind of person who is living, breathing, and walking in the Light of Day as God is the Light of Day (Paul said we are “children of light” who “walk in the day”)- that is someone who is Intimate with Jesus. I’m going to be frank reader- this author of sorts has no desire to walk and talk in this world without that “balance” that only Intimacy with Jesus brings. Believer- “We love Him because He first loved us.” “God is Love.” “Perfect love casts out fear.” Allow His perfect love to cast out your fears and be embraced by this Light, this Love, this Truth, this Faith. In the light of this Holy God- He sent His only begotten Son to shed His blood, die, and be raised from the dead on our behalf because we are sinners in need of a Saviour- This Saviour- the Great God Jesus Christ. This is the basis of our entrance into The Light, the Life, the Love, the Truth, and the Faith once forever and for all saints everywhere passed down for our edification and instruction believer. Only believe it and receive it and daily- “walk it out” as you embrace Intimacy with Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Intimacy With Jesus: Encountering God’s Caring Nature

 

 

 

Intimacy With Jesus: Encountering God’s Caring Nature

 

1 Peter 5:7

 

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

 

 

The “cares” of this life are many and many are those who try to just carry them alone. In the book of Deuteronomy, as Israel passed from nation to nation across many lands to the promised land, their reliance upon this God who calls us to cast upon Him our cares was to inspire other nations to the point where they said in contrast to their own affairs and religious practice: “What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?” (Deuteronomy 4:7, n.d.) Intimacy with Jesus ought to be inspiring others to want to be intimate with Him too as they see what great things God has done for us. Psalm 126:3 says, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” So, Paul has good reason to say, “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!”

 

There is still continuity between the “old testament Israel” and “the new covenant Israel” (God’s people generally speaking- those who live in obedience to His commands now under the new covenant forged by Christ’s shed blood). He was no more moot in dealing with the cares and anxiety of his people back in the Old Testament hundreds and thousands of years ago than He is today thousands of years later. He is There and He is Not Silent. (Schaeffer, n.d.) The Prophet Zephaniah wrote: “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

 

Those of you who desire to be intimate with Jesus with your many or not so many anxieties and cares remember- He is rejoicing over the fact you are looking to Him and casting those cares upward into His loving hands. If His eye is on the sparrow- how much more is His eye on you oh born from above believer in Christ! He knows your cares and anxieties ever before you breath them out in prayer and is working all things together in accordance with His good pleasure for you- a member of The Church Universal (the invisible body of Christ world-wide which manifests sometimes as more visible than at other times in history).

 

I cannot count how many times I have seen the saints over the last several decades see, experience, and encounter God’s loving and caring nature- I stopped counting somewhere way back even in my own experience. But- bottom line- “He cares”- tis why He is called “The Faithful One So Unchanging” and “The God of All Comfort.” He has been described as “Tender-hearted and Full of Mercy.” The Lord Jesus is said to be the exact representation of these Attributes of God for it says: “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” (Hebrews 1:3, n.d.) Draw near to the Lord Jesus and He will draw near to you- run to his throne of Grace boldly- and simply pour out all of your anxieties and cares because He cares for you and Acts on our behalf. If He didn’t act on our behalf- there really is no point in me writing one word of this series as it is about the relationship with the Great God and Saviour Jesus Christ who acts on behalf of His people- He really does. Encounter God’s caring nature through embracing Jesus Christ more and more in all things we call life and liberty.    

 

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Day 15 Intimacy with Jesus: Sharing the Good News

 

Day 15

Day 15 Intimacy with Jesus: Sharing the Good News

Jonah 1:2-3

“The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh (outside of modern Mosul- Iraq) and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.”

 

Romans 1:14-16

I am obligated (I like how the KJV puts it: “I am Debtor” or “in Debt”) both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish (to tell them about Jesus Christ beyond just the name). That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes:

 

True intimacy with Jesus Christ- the Living God- who said, “Before Abraham was I AM” (how God revealed Himself to the ancients- I AM or I AM that I Am as Moses said to Pharaoh) means you and I will be and already are going into all the world to tell others about Him if we are not like Jonah spending our money, time, efforts, and centeredness in going just the opposite direction scared of the gospel-outcome.

 

Telling all your friends, relatives, your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and people you know well- and on and on ns never really an option- it’s a command to tell them that they are Sinners (people who missed God’s mark for their life and are out of Sync. with living and breathing Jesus) in need of a Saviour. Telling them that Jesus Christ died for them personally is a command. And believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead as you yourself turn away from your many sins is too part of the gospel message- Jesus is alive! Jonah- like myself and many I know got into some kind of mind-set where he really wasn’t into telling anybody about Jehovah-God- the I AM (the name God went by back in his time). When the storm came it wasn’t only the Nineveh-people he didn’t care about. He didn’t even explain the Merciful God he served to those men on the ship who were about to perish in that massive storm. That was how cold his heart was. Paul on the other hand saw himself as debtor to every soul on the planet to let them know all things Jesus as God’s sent Missionary-Apostle-Slave. So- Paul was intimate with Jesus enough to have the love of Christ in his heart constraining him to tell others.

 

Can you be intimate with God and have days, weeks, and even years where you are so grouchy towards His purposes that it scrubs away from God’s memory your “blood-purchased-glory-moments” when you were intimate? No. I don’t believe for a moment that the story of Jonah is anything new to being intimate with someone. On the one hand there are people in intimate relationships who are like Paul and have a few rough moments- but, all in all- they are amiable and intimate on the most part. Then, there are those more rocky relationships that are intimate- but, there are issues in them that need to get sorted-out- like the story or Snap-shot moment of Jonah.

 

If I am in error on Jonah’s behalf- let it be said of me, “he was in error on the side of Grace” because I believe it was a Snap-Shot moment in Jonah’s life and eventually that spark of intimacy did share with the people the message Jonah was so in a hurry to get away from. Friend- sharing Jesus Christ as Lord over all, above all, and through and through all along side of the fact that He is the Saviour of the world is part and parcel of being intimate with Jesus. If you haven’t shared and aren’t sharing- just like Jonah- it won’t go well with your soul. If you are just like Paul- chances increase that you are rejoicing in the Lord always.

 

 

 

 

 

Part of our recovery from the fall is taking others who came to know Jesus out of The Fall (The Fall: when our innocent nature became not so perfect on two levels- biologically and socially/spiritually) by the hand to Him. I listed today some emotions for people who are on the run from this- parents, children, grandchildren, friends, and relatives- that keep them/us from telling others about Jesus Christ: ashamed, cynical, embittered, cowardly, unforgiving, shy, once-burnt-twice-shy, towards that ‘other someone’ and on and on…these are the things that keep us from this aspect of being intimate with Jesus and sharing the good news of Christ.  

 

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Day 14 Intimacy with Jesus: Looking-upon Jesus as Your Daily Point-of-Center

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Looking-upon Jesus as Your Daily Point-of-Center

 

Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

 

James 4:13, 15

 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow… Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”

 

Hebrews 3:7-8

 

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing…”

 

 

 

Intimacy is a Daily thing. I have said somewhere, ‘Our God is an Everyday God.’ He isn’t a once a special day a year God. He isn’t a once a month God. He isn’t a once to three times a week God, either. Rather- being intimate with Jesus Christ daily means  placing Him as the point of Center- our Infinite-Personal-Reference-Point (F. Schaeffer, n.d.). And, I have made mention that if we tried to maintain intimate relationships one with another once a week or once a year- well- me thinx that Divorce Stats would just simply spike and soar and believe me- there are people who have tried to get away with that and it just didn’t work.

 

Intimacy with Jesus daily as our “Living-Center-Piece” means three things in this short reflection-snippet:

 

  1. Being intimate with Jesus today means right at this second whatever trouble you face is the trouble Jesus is helping or trying to help you with –even now. Some people are given an immense boulder smashing, mountain moving, and iron breaking faith (or are being commanded to excercise this nuance of faith) that Jesus wants them to exercise right at this second to be Set Free from something- whatever. And, the Lord Jesus has given others a diamond-tipped-faith-drill-bit to drill vertically and horizontally into a problem one day at a time (whilst making progress) to see some kind of breakthrough-eventually and Jesus can even make a ‘deep and dry’ pocket a massive Victory as our Patience Grew in the meanwhile. Be patient oh my soul. Be patient today oh believer~!

 

  1. Being intimate with Jesus means that we speak and walk as He did. He said, “Your will be done” or better known, “Thy Will Be Done on earth as it is in Heaven.” James gets to this today slash tomorrow business of us seeing every day as our own- when really- they are gifts and not our own at all and the Apostle James the ½ brother and “brother-brother” spiritually of Jesus and places Jesus Christ at our Center by saying, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”

 

  1. Finally, this whole thing of being Intimate with Jesus daily at the center of our lives spells this fact, “Today God is speaking to you and I about something.” He never stops speaking; whether, it is the Heavens declaring His glory; creation saying a thing or two about the Creativity and Power of the Lord Jesus; the fact the Bible is on this planet and we can’t run from that fact- that Revelation of God Himself; and then there is the Holy Spirit continually at work in our lives in some way- beckoning us to put our faith daily and trust daily more deeply in Jesus Christ. So, the writer says, “

 

Pray with me oh Reader: “Be our Intimate Point of Center Lord- our Intimate Point of Center.”

 

 

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I am Dreamless or Less a Dream

 

Jackpath’s Dreams

 

 

Over the last handful of months I eradicated literally thousands of documents off of my laptop ranging from songs, to fictions, to short-stories, to reflections, thoughts, and on and on it goes as far as one can cast their imagination. From all the things I wrote I think that some wrongly got the idea I have “dreams” or I have a “dream.” To my knowledge I only have one dream wrapped-up in two: That every moment of every day or as much as is possible where I am at right now and where the Lord is with where I am at- Jesus Christ being the very Center of my life and Me to the glory of God and whatever that means and me thinx “both” dreams are really only One Dream. Of course we all have desires that have to do with each and every moment as our days tick by and we hope things will work-out as we had hoped for…but, those are daily. Other than that said, “I have not one dream I can think of- I am for all intents and purposes- ‘dreamless.’” Is that Cynicism masquerading as ‘just is?’ I’ve never had “a big dream.” 

 

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Day 14 Intimacy with Jesus: Going through Profoundly Dark and Deep Valleys

Day 14

Intimacy with Jesus: Going through Profoundly Dark and Deep Valleys

Pslam 107:10-16

Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains, because they rebelled against God’s commands and despised the plans of the Most High. So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
Isaiah 43:1c-3a

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters,I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers,they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

If you are a born again believer in Jesus the Christ like myself- then, you know- there are deep and dark valleys ahead and you might have already passed through some of them already. I have. Some can last for minutes, hours, days, weeks and all in all it is a most befitting thing to Praise the Almighty in every valley no matter how dark, fiery, deep, heart-wrenching, or whatever. If Jesus Christ is at the center of your life all you can really say in Creole: “Mwen Pap Tounen”- “No turning back…” The Cross before You and this world behind you- “No turning back, no turning back” believer!

These two passages of Scripture give assurance of one thing- no matter what or where you take passage through Jesus Christ is there in the midst and it is most befitting with Job to say, “He gives and takes away- blessed be the name of the Lord.” That is why it is so important that Jesus Christ is ever and always and foremost at the center of our lives. Whatever we may have had or grown accustomed or even addicted to- “He gives and takes away.” The Psalmist gives praise this way- “Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,…”

Life is both a blessing believer in Jesus; but, intimacy isn’t just about blessings- that would make us no better than simply “for sale” to the best and highest bidder. No. It is really hard too at times and sometimes for some for prolonged seasons and some from the cradle to the grave- life is simply really hard. If permitted- it is not permitted without Jesus- the Lord Jesus Christ standing in the midst of the fire heated 7 X to cast you down and destroy your soul and body forever. It can’t oh Favoured of God one. It just never can if you are clinging to Jesus and the fact- the Son of God’s blood was shed for you and I.

He shed His own blood so that it isn’t only you clinging to Jesus- intimately and tenderly He too is clinging to you. Sometimes in the deepest of valleys we can write, think, see, hear, and sing the deepest of truths that we will never forget. Sometimes in the best of blessings we can write, think, see, hear, and sing in the best of times the most profound of truths. I still remember being in a camp in South American singing beside a river we swam in- “How Great Thou Art!!!” And to this day it is a blessing. Oh bless the Lord Oh my Soul. Christianity isn’t some Manic-Depressive diagnosis over your life. But, the valleys and the mountain tops are in the mix. Embrace Jesus on the mountains just as much in the “dark night of the soul.” You might say with one godly follower somewhere in the Bible, “how long Oh Lord, how long?” That’s okay. It sounds like something someone after God’s own heart might say as they cast their eyes upon The Faithful One So Unchanging.

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Day 13 Intimacy with Jesus: Placing God at the Center with Everything and in Everything

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Placing God at the Center with Everything and in Everything

 

Luke 10:27-28a

 

The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’” “Right!” Jesus told him.

 

John 13:34-35

 

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

No matter how many different ways we look at these verses, they place God first and foremost at the center of our lives- at very least- that was the whole idea they were penned. Intimacy with Jesus has God at the very center of life itself. And some people have barked, “that’s extreme- too extreme.” To my Evangelical and Catholic friends I say this, “both agree upon this one truth- the Holy Bible and its contents are The Word of God from God’s Revelation of Himself to us- you and I.” No matter who you are, you can’t run from it fast enough to escape it- God has spoken and by the power of the Holy Spirit is speaking. He desires Himself and loving Him with Everything, others with Everything, other believers with Everything as Christ did who laid His very life down, and to do anything and everything- little or great to the glory of God.

 

Washing a counter to the glory God? Yip, that’s His will. Polishing the dash of that spiffy older car to the glory of God? Yip, that’s His will. Typing a blog to the glory of God? Yip, that’s His will. It is all part and parcel of loving God.

 

Why did Jesus call loving other believers in Jesus Christ- the Only Wise God Incarnate- a new commandment? Because, this love is unique. It has a model who modelled it for 3 years of ministry with the 12. And, so- as any King inaugurating a New Covenant, Jesus inaugurates a New Commandment in a New Covenant- love other believers just as He loved and loves them. Greater love has no man than if He lays down His life for a friend. Jesus- later in his ministry called the disciples not just His followers- but- He called them His friends.

 

Bottom line- I just cannot imagine any other way worthy of living life other than on every and all levels having Jesus at the center of my life. If you are born-again truly and really- how can you say anything else other than what I am saying here? Oh- it is surely impossible to fully speak of placing and letting God be at the very center of your life in 500 words or less- surely impossible. Blessings on you reader.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 11 Intimacy with Jesus: Overcoming Weakness and Weariness

 

Day 11

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Overcoming Weakness and Weariness

 

Isaiah 40:28c-31

 

He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

 

 

Matthew 11:28-30

 

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

 

 

 

Intimacy with Jesus doesn’t mean that you’ll never grow weak or weary. Even Jesus in “The Garden” (where He experienced one of His Darkest-Hours) grew weak and weary as he looked ahead at drinking the cup of the world’s sin on the cursed-tree, the cross. Both the gospels and the Epistles (letters) and the book of Acts account for people just getting tired, downcast, weary, and plumb-tired-out. So- Isaiah the prophet begins with the most encouraging words, “He never grows weak or weary.” And Jesus- the son of man and Son of the Omnipotent God who never grows weary waves us over and says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Are you weary? Are you carrying heavy burdens- so heavy that you feel you almost have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- if not- you actually now do?

 

Be of good cheer reader- on the one hand Isaiah promises that those who trust the Lord will find new strength. And on the other- the Omnipotent Son of God says, “I will give you rest.” On the one hand we trustingly wait and on the other hand we go to Jesus and he gives us 3 steps as we either walk or simply crawl to him whether head-under-pillow all burned-out or eyes wide-open with the yawn of despair.

 

First Jesus says, “Come.” “Anyone who comes to Him must first believe that He is; and that He rewards those who earnestly come/believe to/in Him. Second, the Lord Jesus says, “Take my yoke upon you.” The whole idea here is when a new Ox was training with an older and more seasoned Ox (the Lord Jesus in this Parable), he would learn the way and path and the ins and outs of being an Ox pulling the plough of everyday life. The young Ox would feel a tug if going off course and it would sense Freedom when keeping in step. So- pulling away was the bondage of hardship struggling with the Head Ox and Freedom from hardships unneeded when keeping in step with the Head-Ox. Third, the Lord, Jesus- promised to teach us. Teach us what? How to handle life, life’s burdens, weariness, walking the narrow path and eventually just how to Rest in Him to find what Isaiah said/prophesied to be tangibly true- so we can run and not grow weary and walk and not faint.

 

That’s surviving. Then there is thriving, mounting-up with wings as Eagles. Reader, where are you at today? Are you mounting up with wings of Eagles and simply finding God’s strength and Grace sufficient in your weakness? Oh How He Loves Us. Think about what’s being said here- it’s just as much for you as it is for me- it is so close- it is even touching your very lips- this profession of faith in Christ- the Omnipotent who never grows weary or tired. He has the Strength and Solutions to our problems we need to experience and hear. He knows when you need Iron and He knows when a Thyroid or some other chemical imbalance exists. He made us and the Molecules that can help us- so, even medicine isn’t outside of the scope of the One who is there in your situation and knows your problems. He is there. Oh that we would just simply “Come” unto Jesus fully, freely, and faithfully.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pithy Sayings and Thoughts: February 16th

 

Pithy Sayings and Thoughts: February 16th

 

 

With every day the world ticks on, the internet and my laptop become more and more- ever increasingly- intuitive just for me.

 

 

There is a range of intuitive where we don’t become so lazy and impatient and attention deficit that we just stop doing some of the hard work on our own. And then there is just the right range of intuitive that we are no longer a peninsula- but, an island. We have joined something greater to lean on and at times something much smarter.

 

It has been said we retain only about 20% of that which we studied. Is it really that high?

 

They say that men over 50 have a staggering % of suicides in N.A. compared to other age groups. “Why is that?” That’s the question experts are asking. Is that a comment on anything we should be concerned about- the “experts” or “suicides.”

 

The winter beat my head empty. Now, I can hardly have even just one intelligent thought per. 2 days. Why?

 

It has been said the more we learn the more we will discover how much we don’t know- and then come the flurry of questions. I can see that- can you?

 

It is clear now- the Schwa is Canada’s East/West NSA and they do it with impunity, won’t relent, and are endorsed by criminals and organized crime as well as “the constitutional” to do any little thing they want.

 

David never allowed Goliath one more rant of impunity and to just simply walk all over him and the nation God loved- Israel. “You are the New Israel,” says Paul. Eventually- eventually the house of cards will just crumble and fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Act of Art: The Well Tied-up

 

An Act of Art: The Well Tied-up

 

The roar was; but it wasn’t. It went from Victoria to the furthest eastern tip of Newfoundland; but, it didn’t. It had eyes; but, it was blind. It had ears; but, it was deaf. If the truth were a lie and a lie the truth, both were the same to the unknowing! But, what the hey; it was a day and age when everyone knew everything.

 

Every buzz was on the wire and lips like Bee wings were buzzing with the buzz. No phone-call came in that wasn’t broad-cast. No move was made that didn’t move a thing or two. And no thing or two moved an inch without a motion. To the knowing nothing was encrypted.

 

From shore to shore they were more powerful than the NSA. After-all, it only took a handful of hundreds of years to boil things down to only two parties in the Great North and in the Great South. It almost seemed inevitable- but, it was. It almost seemed a pathetic monolith of dualities- but, it was. Yet, they both spoke with one voice and used the many means to make The One.

 

He shook his head and said to the constitutionally endorsed, “how are there now two one’s? Is this some new world order or is it just the order of things? Am I alone in this?“ And every nation intrigued by it wanted it- the constitutionally endorsed or not. It was the same it.

 

It was an odd thing- the “constitution” was droned. The unconstitutional eyes, ears, and mouths- as a monolith weren’t droned. But, Divinity too Roared from shore to shore, from the North to the South and the South to the North. A Sceptre of Righteousness was held high and a rod of iron smote and shook the nations.

 

The unexplainable Viral came and went like the waves of the ocean throwing-up froth and then not. The community thought this would be too important to not keep predicting- “the froth is coming to stay a while and we’re not sure if we will be able to calm the many waters when it comes.” It was in this eyes, ears, lips anything and everything became moot. He said, “I warned you forever and a day.” It wasn’t exactly a fiction you could just sell, but those in the know perked-up.  

 

It all had been in play for several days now…but, yesternight something different was “Released.”

 

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Day 10 Intimacy with Jesus: Being Led by the Spirit

 

Day 10

 

Intimacy with Jesus: Being Led by the Spirit

 

 

Galatians 5:16

 

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.

 

Ephesians 4:30

 

And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:19-21

 

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.

 

 

The Bible teachers where the Spirit of the Living God is Manifesting in the hearts of His People there is Liberty. There is Liberty in Jesus. Jesus is a Liberating Saviour. He has come to set the captives free and He does that now one area of our lives at a time by the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus left he said- as recorded by the Apostle John- He would leave with us a Paraclete (Greek for Helper/Comforter). He is here to lift-up the Lord Jesus, Enlighten His Truth, and to Empower God’s people and He is not Silent. Never mistake what seems to be silence for absence- that is just not the case.

 

 

There are so many things to say about the Holy Spirit and what I know of His Activity in my own life and the lives of others who have been and are being filled (controlled/led ) by His Spirit that I hardly even know where to begin except to say, “If you are a Christian and have no idea about the Holy Spirit actively in your life find-out someone- pray for someone who is filled with the Spirit of Jesus and ask them, “please, lay hands on me and pray for me that I too might receive the fullness of the Spirit.” This is not unbiblical at all- even the mighty Apostle Paul had someone lay hands on him to receive a restoration of sight and the promised filling of the Blessed Spirit of God who is to be praised forever and ever and ever AMEN. It says: So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”18 Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. (Acts 9:17-18).

 

When I get-up in the morning I try to always turn on some of my favourite worship music on Youtube- key songs that always encourage my heart. Then I try to get quiet and I think about this series- “Intimacy with Jesus” and ask, “what next?” This series, friend, isn’t just for you and everyone in the world- it is for me too. I get blessed and encouraged and find Jesus setting me free left, right, and center giving me His Breath which is my Liberty. I am my beloved’s and He is mine- His banner over me is love- you too believer!!! I’m in love with Jesus Christ because the Holy Spirit is here.

 

 

I love God my Father because the Holy Spirit is revealing and has revealed the Father and the Son. I am surrendered to the Spirit and a Slave to the Spirit of the Living God because- I long for His Intimacy in my life- and in that longing for Intimacy with the Holy Spirit is a profound longing for intimacy with Jesus. David said, “as the deer pants for the waters so my soul longs after you.”

 

Oh Reader- today long for- wait for- seek- ask from- walk in- surrender to the Spirit that Jesus said has come that He might reveal to the world and to our souls- “blessed be the name of the Lord” and “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Call on the name in the power of the Spirit- the name of Jesus today- even now believer. If’ you’re led by the Spirit you have already won the ultimate and final battle because Jesus said, “be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.” All those distractions, persecutions, difficulties, the good times and the bad times- all these taken captive by the Lord Jesus to turn back into the glory of God by being Led by The Spirit. AMEN

 

 

 

 

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Intimacy with Christ: Beholding and Running to the Father

Intimacy with Christ: Beholding and Running to the Father

Luke 15:19-21

I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

 

 

How true is the old saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side.” To the son in this parable- which Jesus told- the grass seemed oh so green on the other side of the tracks to him; if only, he had his inheritance, was released from his responsibilities, and then let go of to head down whichever road he decided to go down. And so- Down he went.

 

I just looked-up the word “prodigal” under several dictionaries and the whole idea of the word is one who freely tosses monies or resources to the wind wastefully, rashly, foolishly, and recklessly- with not a care in the world- until- the money is gone. From wine to women and wild parties- we get the idea that the “Prodigal Son” did it all- and then -ran out of monies and found no friend in sight to lift him up. If you had a fairly middle-class or even wealthy father who gave you all your inheritance and you just blew it all in two shakes of a lambs tail, how do you think he would feel, if he saw you come home in rags, dirt on your face with uncut hair and with dirty long fingernails? In this story the father was extraordinary. The money and wealth wasn’t what he valued- it was his son. Reader- God values you…so much as to give His Only Son Jesus Christ to “find you and to bring you home to the Father.”

 

 

To get to know Jesus intimately, we need to know this point and see it. That which was lost- the wayward son- was happily found coming back by his father from a road and a lifestyle he should have never gone down in the first place. So great is this sense of the Love of the Triune God- the Father- that John says, “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”

 

Reader- behold the manner of love the Prodigal’s father had for him for while he was a long way off in the distance He “Ran To His Once Wayward Son.” He didn’t wait shaking his head with an “I told you so you no good child of mine.” That’s my God- this running after me kind of love. That’s the character and nature of Jesus- the good shepherd who also runs to us. That’s the presence of the Holy Spirit as “goodness and mercy (His sheep dogs)…follow me all the days of my life.” Yes- we are not only the apple of God’s eye- nor only the sheep of His pasture- we are the great King’s sons and daughters in and by Jesus Christ. The other day I meditated on this text and here is what I came-up with that is unique apart from what I just said here:

 

Then there are those lusts of the flesh- the wantonness eyes, the ever craving body, the pride/ego, the world’s what’s vogue-values of the times, and of course- The Father of Lies- that alien being- the Devil- luring and leading us away from The Christ. All these work together in chorus to buffet us when we have little and to get us to buffet (like an eatery buffet and over eating) when we have much. They try to counterfeit or overpower “Intimacy with Jesus.”

 

Eventually we- like the Prodigal- must run as fast as we can to the Father with pieces of corn-husks from the sin of the sow’s trough in-between our teeth with spiritually impoverished ribs showing that we knew not how to Steward Much- not to speak of “patiently persevere” when we had in our own guesstimation- Little to Nothing “at home-really- the mundane.”

 

Towards the end of the story of the Prodigal son I believe he- after two grand lessons (having little or just enough and having much)- was about to learn the last lesson: Balance and good Stewardship in everything. He was about to learn to Patiently Persevere at home with the father- with His eyes on his Father’s Will and Good Pleasure-A Watershed Moment.

 

Fortunately for his soul- he fixed not his eyes on his angry and jealous brother (as we are told about the brother in the parable)- as that would have been yet one more atrocity to his already mountain of moral atrocities. The Story of the Prodigal has the eye of his Father fixing His Eyes on his son and his son fixing his eyes on his Father. That is a Heavenly Principle…that is how it should be. That is balance- being content with even the mundane-predictable with “enough” and “enough to learn what stewardship really is” while “fixing your eyes on Jesus” for him who has seen and knows Jesus sees and knows the Father. Both have the same character and moral amplitude and temperament.

 

Even so, Lord Jesus- let this lesson today sink into the very sinew of my spirit and bones and let it be a guiding light- Your Word. Let us behold the Father that we may behold the Son- and so- be more Intimate with You.        

 

 

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Intimacy with Jesus: Being Strong and Courageous

Intimacy with Jesus: Being Strong and Courageous

 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

 

 

It is an important fact to know, you can’t be all that intimate with Jesus if you don’t believe in your situation that it is possible to be strong and courageous. In part, being strong and courageous is a state of the spirit, heart, and mind; and then there are those souls where it is a matter of being either chemically balanced or imbalanced. The God of Grace and Comfort knows exactly who those souls are. Still, in our weakness- The Great Paradox- it is possible, as we enter the land of God’s Will, to be strengthened and made courageous. I don’t know how many times Joshua faced death, but each time- he chose to be strong and courageous. Joshua was intimate with I AM.

 

How do we move from fear to being strong and courageous? Jesus- unparalleled to all men of courage- was and is the strongest and most courageous” “who for the Joy set before Him endured the cross despised its shame” to enter The Land of Promise- Eternal Life.

 

So, one way to move forward in strength and courage is to ponder, reflect on, and embrace “fixing your eyes on Jesus.”

 

What does that mean? It means that Jesus’ strength and valour becomes ever increasingly ours as we put Him and the Holy Spirit’s Word- the Holy Bible- first and at the center of our lives. We keep our eyes fixed on Jesus the Omnipresent Son of God.

 

Believer- the Holy Spirit is waiting to empower you to be like Jesus. He is waiting for your trust to make you a Gospel-Preaching Joshua to this generation. He wants to make your life a message.

 

Do you know Jesus’ Perfect Love? The Bible tells us “Perfect love casts out fear.” Knowing His immeasurable, immense, and unmovable love makes us Strong and Courageous in each and every one of our “Weaknesses.” Paul said, “when I am weak, then I am strong.” That’s intimacy with Jesus.

 

“Be.” Be strong & courageous believer. “Be.” Be on the move believer in and walking upon the promises of God in the New-Covenant- “the Land of Promise” going from Victory to Victory. “Be.” “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Allow God the Holy Spirit to transform yo our of fear and failure to being full of faith and attaining His future for you. Courage, Faith, Victory, and Strength are all an Act of God as you rely on Him and choose to be Courageous and Strong in Him. AMEN! Walk never again out of the old attitudes of your old nature- “the flesh”- rather, “if you walk by the Spirit you shall live”- really live.       

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You Need a Providential-Deposit of Child-like Faith

 

When I was 5 years old the Lord Jesus began teaching me about a faith that can move mountains. I looked at a bird in a tree and wanted it to land on my shoulder. I believed it would if I whistled to it. So- I whistled and it came down and landed on my shoulder. I was so shocked and amazed that I ran into the house with it on my shoulder and it jumped off and flew around the room while my mother and grandmother were playing bingo. My mother is still alive and to this day can testify- yes- the bird on my shoulder disrupted their bingo game. Jesus calls us to have faith as a little child. Even today- “all things are possible to those who believe.” To me- Faith is an Act of Providence and a Providential-Deposit when God wants to move and prove the glory of His might. It wasn’t something I just “whipped-up”- rather, it just was. In all sincerity and belief: “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved.” He saves us from dangers we may or may no know about. And- the future of a bad outcome at the judgement seat when we pass-on (if we believingly embrace Jesus the Christ). Only believe and cast off all forms of “wishful hope”- rather, embrace Biblical-Hope…God is no liar.

 

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I Hate How “Hope” is Used Sometimes

 

 

 

Biblical Hope is not as the world uses the word “Hope” (e.g. I hope so, maybe it will come or maybe it won’t). It can be extremely blind and when some dream is set-out as a mantle-piece and it never comes to pass that hope was useless and empty at the end of the day.

 

Christian Hope is a “for sure something great, wonderful, and awesome is coming your way- 100% for sure.” “He works all things together for the good (ours/others) to those who love Him and are called according to His Will. Now that is a hope. There is no point in the author of Hebrews speaking of a hope that is an anchor to our soul if it is “The Maybe-Hope.” Heaven is not “maybe.” The good works God before-hand preordained for us to do individually and cooperatively are not a “Maybe-Hope.” They are at every corner we turn- so, that’s Purpose- that’s Biblical Hope beloved.

 

I hate the word “hope” when I hear it used like it is some coin tossed into a well with an “I wish…” hope. People need hope that goes and exceeds beyond a hopeful-dream. They need the essentials and more to even consider their hopes/dreams, first. We should never hold out hope the same way Lotto Ticket people hope their ticket will win because then we mantle and showcase people and say, “see what can be done…you can do it too…” Really?! That is wishful-thinking until it manifests and when it manifests- that is a Lotto-Ticket-Moment that is oh so very rare. Most of us spend most of our lives outside of the rare- rather- we live-out everyday things and if we have “The Hope of Christ” that is a 100% will come to pass as we continue this race to the very end.

 

God can and will intervene in his Kids’ lives now and later He will usher all into Heaven who trusted Him and His promises that Eternal Life is Now and Eternal Life will be Then too- only then- we’ll be in Heaven. That’s no wishful thinking. It is De Facto.

 

Father God- show the reader the difference between shallow-empty-hope with no guarantees and Your Sure-Hope anchored in Jesus who is now seated at the Right Hand of all Power.    

 

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Day 8 Intimacy with Jesus: Despising not the small

 

Day 8 Intimacy with Jesus: Despising Not the Small

Zachariah 4:10

“Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?”

Matthew 17:20

 

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

1 Kings 19:11-13

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

The Lord Jesus

And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

 

The Eternally Powerful Everlasting speck-seed of God in Jesus Christ is in me. It consumes my mountains and my valleys. These are great- but the speck-seed of the Living Word is much greater. That is intimacy with Jesus- that is the type of God we serve. Despise not small things. It has carried and contained me for over 3 decades.

 

Freedom: don’t just stand in some small cell with almost every door in the prison wide-open. Shout-out Freedom by living it- walk-out- God made us for Freedom to Freedom-glory to glory. What then are you doing oh one with the Almighty-Potent Divine speck-seed of Heaven just standing in a prison cell. While the prodigal (son gone wild having squandered his inheritance monies on prostitutes and parties) was afar off the Father ran towards him- though he was in the prison of ill-regard for himself- the Father ran. If you are free – be free then indeed. That’s intimacy with Jesus- walk therefore on the waters with him and stand in the flames heated 7 X with the Son of God in this world in need of Intimacy with Jesus.

 

The sins that come from the pleasures of this life are stubborn; but, Jesus Christ living in me and I living in Him is exceedingly superabundantly more stubborn! Walk in and out of the stubbornness of Jesus Christ’s purposes of purity.

 

It is the day of “the small” and for such a day as this have I been born into unto my generation here in Canada, on this Continent, and unto the world. Jesus is the Light of the World and we too brothers and sisters in Christ are too- lights as though a star in a darkened universe asking Metaphysical questions: “where did I come from and why am I.” It was the speck of God’s Faith in Himself and an Act of God that brought all these into existence from “nothing” except from Hence- Himself. He is Alive- Jesus is Alive! The foolishness of preaching is God’s means and measure of bringing you into His fold- even so come and even so come Lord Jesus!!!

 

If a bomb and bombs can lay waste tracts and tracts of land and peoples- how much more infinitely can the Material of Heaven lay waste to our enemies? How much more can The Church world-wide by prayer lay to waste the likes of those demonic forces behind Al Qaeda or ISIS should she set herself to pray? Were I a King, Prince, President, or Prime-Minister I would call for a national year of prayer to watch the speck-seed of Heaven lay to waste those mountains and valleys of death we call Al Qaeda and ISIS as a sign and wonder- Our God is great- the Mighty Jehovah- 3 persons in One- the One-ness God. If materials only in the handfuls can poison many waters- how much more can God poison those wicked areas of our hearts and lives so that we go no more to drink from the well continually of disobedience and rebellion???!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Imagine: Birds Know How to Hang-out

Hang-out and Smell the Roses

[Even left handed persons can do right-handed mouse-work…who would have thunk it possible?]

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The Passion Is Coming

The Passion Is Coming

Lightening fell a crashing

Angels shine announcing

Jesus is come Jesus is come Jesus is come

Boulders loosen a bouncing

Every eye beheld Him

The Pierced One from the Tree

He is Lord He is Lord He is Lord

He is Lord of me

The blaze of His Brilliance

The Fire in His eyes

Passion is unbridled Passion is unbridled

The Bride’s Groom has Come!

The General’s hearts they Close

Gathered in that ancient Hebrew Place

Fire Fell Fire Fell Fire Fell

The Lion and Lamb have come to their Disgrace

Graves are opened Graves are opened

The Resurrection is here

Expectant Hearts Expectant Hearts

No more ever one single Tear

Rejoice oh soul Rejoice oh soul

Good Tidings They Have Come

The Holy Babe born in the stable

Is God’s Very Own Son!

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Day 7 Intimacy with Jesus: Being Bitter

Day 7

Intimacy with Jesus: Being Bitter with God

Malachi 3:14

You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty?

From this verse we see that it is clear the people of God had grown bitter towards God, not to mention, bitter to the concept of intimacy with Christ their Everlasting Rock. Paul recognized the decent of bitterness of the soul towards the Lord-God and said, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened … God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts,” (Romans 1:21, 24, KJV). Bitterness with the Lord Jesus is an ugly thing, to say the least. It leads us to do and say things we should never do and say- then, eventually God just hands us over to our bitterness whether for a season or much longer with some- right to their very last breath. It is a brutal concept to consider.

Still, while it is still called today, there is hope for Intimacy with Jesus- the greatest adventure anyone could ever experience in a thousand life-times- if only for one day! God can and does forgive bitterness of the soul. There are people who have experienced horrific atrocities both at the hands of the ones who were supposed to love and watch over them and at the hands of their enemies. Be not naive on this point- they are bitter because God “allowed” some horrific thing into their lives. Then there are those- like those in the text I opened with in the book of Malachi- where the people really had not been dealt with the heavy hand of God. Rather, they mistook what they considered silence on the matters of their obedience as the absence and even worse- the indifference of God. Reader, do you think that God is indifferent to you? You can’t have intimacy with Jesus if He is indifferent. No, He is surely not indifferent friend!

The context of that verse is the tell-all: “You have spoken arrogantly against me,” says the Lord. “Yet you ask, ‘What have we said against you?’“You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.’” (Malachi 3:13:15) Now that’s bitterness with God. When we get bitter we have a tendency to do just what we were told not to do and that is stare at all the things our “neighbour” has in terms of things and relationships and position. Here- those who didn’t even care one iota about God seemed to prosper. Those who claimed that they did seemed to just get more bitter about the matter. So concerned was the writer of the book of Hebrews about the matter of Bitterness and how it kept his flock from “fixing your eyes on Jesus” that he said and warned: “See to it that no one falls short of God’s grace; that no root of resentment springs up and causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;” Reader, choose life- Intimacy with Jesus- not death- bitterness that defiles many. It’s oh so worth it!

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The Phenomenal Sometimes Isn’t Absurd At All: Open Your Mind!

I am a radical for good reasons- I research a thing right to its death and then see if the

Repeatable can resurrect it.

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I was with those Australian Doctors who changed medical textbooks forever that claimed that

Bacteria just could not exist in the acidic content of the stomach-Helicobacter pylori (It was identified in 1982 by Australian scientists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren). And I am with those who say it is linked strongly to heart attacks- all the way (not every heart-attack- but, something substantial).

I am with the Perth Group on the whole idea that what people were looking at in terms of the bruising and hair falling-out wasn’t “HIV” related because, first- HIV doesn’t exist. All people are looking at is protein junk under a microscope. And- textbooks written by Virologists should then be re-written just to sustain the argument that HIV is a retrovirus since it doesn’t meet the criteria of the retrovirus.

I am all for those Psychiatrists and Psychologists who say that Schizophrenia doesn’t exist and the term itself is damaging to patients and damaging to treating the symptoms traditionally associated with the term. (e.g. http://www.voicesforum.org.uk/wp/is-there-really-an-illness-schizophrenia/) It was First Dr. Bentall who revolutionized my thinking on this one. And then, much like the first two examples of what I call “Breaking the Paradigm” – other folk in the fields of science came along. Terms like “Nature Trumps Nurture” (Baroness Greenfield) and Epigenetics are somewhere in the mix.

[No- I don’t hear voices or chase ghosts and UFOs at night :>) Really!]

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Day 6 Intimacy with Jesus: Seeking First His Kingdom and His Righteousness

 

 

 

Day 6

Intimacy with Jesus: Seeking First His Kingdom and His Righteousness

Matthew 6:33

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Psalm 37:4

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

 

 

 

Some believers twist this text to say in their heart of hearts, “Seek your needs, wants, and desires first by seeking the lucky rabbit’s foot- ‘God’s Kingdom’- so that all these things will be added unto you.” This is by no means intimacy with Jesus. Rather- it is intimacy with the values that are prevalent in our culture- things, things, and more things. For the lonely it would be relationships, relationships, and more relationships. This is by no means to say that those things and relationships are evil. Rather, it is to say that the heart is out of Sync. with the Great King- Jesus; the King of the Kingdom of God and all that is good and right in this world.

Some people do the same with the verse in the Psalms: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4, ESV) You can well see that the heart out of Sync. with God and not passionately pursuing intimacy with Jesus will instead passionately pursue their imaginary Jesus- the lucky rabbit’s foot- to get what they desire- once again. It is a natural human thing to do this; but, Romans 8 is devoted that we are living the Supernatural Life Joshua lived in the Spirit in the land of milk and honey- the inner man going from glory to glory.

 

 

The heart is a complex matter and in Romans 7 we are told it flits back and forth on these matters. One minute it seeks Jesus for the sake of what and who Jesus is. Then, the next minute it can flit over to seek Jesus for what He can give and do for us.

 

To be intimate with Jesus we are not only seeking to build His Kingdom (his interests not our own kingdom), we are also seeking the things that please Him on a daily basis- His righteousness. Jesus is the Every Day God and so- every day He expects us to be about His business. So, the writer to the Hebrews says, “Encourage one another daily…” Jesus says, “take up your cross daily and follow me.” Paul, regarding surrendering his own life and life ambitions to the call of Apostleship said, “I die daily.” He died to himself- not literal- but, experientially. Being intimate with Jesus does produce the effect of our daily lives seeing needs, wants, and desires met to promote His Kingdom or they were meted out for that end whether or not we squander them like the “bad steward” in the parable of the stewards. What are you really seeking reader- even by reading this- Jesus or something else first?

 

 

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