2013-2017…the cast and the paint

 

 

Dear reader, in the last 5 years of a kind of experience of being tea in a tea bag strained through “the opinion of man” there are especially a small handful of people through which (I would really struggle to respect these at all what they think about me in the negative- in Christian Lingo- it’s demonic and Jesus will have the victory over these) they just can’t seem to get freedom in viewing me in the negative. The one has OCD for sure. It’s like every amazing thing I ever did in my life or with my life doesn’t enter their peanut at all.

Also, they have one person in particular through which they screen me and I hate that and after screening that person myself- this person comes up short every single time- psychologically speaking. Pr-pubescent of mind and thought tis/are my (enemy/enemies). This person insists on giving an opinion where most people would simply blow-up at and walk away for good.

Since- at very least- 2013 these have been involved without any respite

and it’s creepy like having a key-logger slash life in general stalker through a network move back and forth on what is the cast/paint for the day re: me when me crosses their path(they feel omnipresent but they are not omnipresent). I am cast and painted.

Still- I will say that things have improved off and on- I’m so tempted to say, “I’m the most sane person I know.” 🙂 God will not be silent- he will repay and He is There and He is Not Silent. If you are reading this as I type you are using a key-logger, as I post – you are going to my blog site, after I type or post and ya get the “persecute him” word for the day that’s called a network almost acting like an A.I. A human A.I. Chain played out on a serious observer who obviously observes crap and the good. This is persecute til we say, “perfect” oh imperfect ones.

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God’s Word is Alive and My Banner

 

 

A. Hebrews 4:12-13

“For the Word that God speaks is alive and active; it cuts more keenly than any two-edged sword: it strikes through to the place where soul and spirit meet, to the innermost intimacies of a man’s being: it exposes the very thoughts and motives of a man’s heart. No creature has any cover from the sight of God; everything lies naked and exposed before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

 

B. Ephesians 6:17

(A Letter to the Ephesians from Paul)

 

“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

 

C. Song of Solomon 2:4

 

“He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.”

 

The Word of God:

 

From A-C I see three analogies for the spoken and written word of God. One is that the Word of God is a Living Sword of the Spirit as though a sentient being that is actively moving around the globe cutting to men, women, and children’s’ hearts for the sake of the Kingdom of God as we are revealed truthfully before it and it is revealed truthfully in our hearts- to our innermost being.

 

 

While the Word of God (the Logos and Rhema of God in the Greek) travels around the earth- the Dunamis (Dynamite having its derivative in this Greek word for “the Gospel Preached”) too goes and moves with great power along side of the Logos and Rhema like a force no man has seen nor heard except when a life comes to Eternal-Life and quakes the earth while being transformed by the Dunamis- the Gospel of Christ of God.  

 

Secondly, as a Christian who experienced the New Birth from Above, I see God’s word as a banner all around me and not unlike a banquet table. “Taste and See that the Lord is good.” His Book loaded with Promises – His Banner over me- what He speaks over my life is His Banner. It suggests to every tongue, tribe, people, and nation saying, “this is my beloved son and my banner over Him is my love.” So- yes, I do spend time in God’s written word (inspired word) because it is like a banner, a sword, a wall of living stones with God’s promises each stone having one all around me. When my enemies comes in like a flood, “He makes me wiser than mine enemies.” But- I have God’s promises to quell any harm when the enemy comes in like a flood for the battle belongs to the Lord.

 

 

D. Timothy 4:14 (A Letter to Timothy from Paul)

“Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.”

 

(A Letter to the Romans from Paul)

E.Romans 12:19-21

 

“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

 

It is an altogether mystery how Paul speaks to us and tells us not to gossip, endure evil, and overcome evil with good and then he mentions the very name of one of his many enemies (and remember- this letter and that man’s name and career would have been circulated in the whole region perhaps even damaging his biz- still Paul stepped into an Antinomy…a universe of antinomies where opposites seem to exist in harmony.)

 

Still, Paul did not take revenge. Ever been swarmed? During Paul’s whole ministry he was swarmed with those who mocked him- but, he was also at times swarmed by those who wanted the Jesus Paul preached to live in their hearts. Though swarming isn’t woven through every last string in our society- it exists- and yes, it does hurt when those who have ill-intent for our lives or see themselves as acting-out some great vengeance actually doing God a great service. On the playgrounds in our schools they are called Bullies.

 

When we are hurt on the one hand we might tell the name of the one who deeply hurt us and on the other hand we may “just leave it alone…let God be the judge and sort-out that person.” We need wisdom every day to know when to “just leave a bad situation alone and the person’s name out of it” or when it is time to blow a trumpet metaphorically.

 

This thing I do know- after all the grace, love, kindness, tenderness, loving-kindness, mercy, peace, and on and on and His Son- after all of God’s Patient-Investment in my life I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of things bullying and persecuting and double-talking-to-death to one like myself because He does and will repay whether people see and acknowledge whaasup is God’s “I will repay.” Rather- I just knowingly hang-out on and behind God’s Word and sometimes expose this or that…but, I know my Father and yours believer- He knows every detail. It is better to suffer harm than dole out every time someone does something cruel and to do good to those who harm us is simply leaving them with no defense or excuses when they stand naked before the Almighty- the Living God on That Day.

 

Suffering-Harm & God’s Promise of Revenge:

F.Ezekiel 18:23

“Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign Lord. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.”

 

G. Phillips N.T. 1 Corinthians 13:6

 

“It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people.”

 

H. A Letter to the Corinthians from Paul

 

“On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.””

 

 

Disposition: Our Disposition?

 

At the end- our disposition over all these things is to be one of love your enemy and do good to those who spitefully use you. You see, our God takes no pleasure when a sinfully-wicked person dies- he takes no pleasure in that. He doesn’t say, “Oh, goody- there goes one more enemy down the drain.” No, it grieves God to see people hate His Ways so much right to the bitter end.

 

When our enemies fall down- we as Christians- are not to gloat over them and say, “good, he/she really had it coming.” Sometimes when I see God’s hand move upon His enemies, His children that are living like there is no God, and the innocent and good- I simply cry-out for them, raise my hand to heaven, and over a situation or person and listen to the Spirit of God as I do what I’m told to do- “pray for/do good to those who spitefully use…” This is no fluffy candy floss fluffy cloud sort of vain activity- prayer. My list of answers and amazing things answered in prayer would take up more time than I have.

 

The Two Witnesses

 

[These verses are for another time for me to speak on Transitional-Dispensations and The Administrative-Hand-of-God and how it differs from The Redeeming Hand of God]

 

Revelation 11:3-6

 

“And I will give authority to my two witnesses to proclaim the message, clothed in sackcloth for twelve hundred and sixty days.”-6 These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands which stand before the Lord of the earth. If anyone tries to harm them, fire issues from their mouths and consumes their enemies. Indeed, if anyone should try to hurt them, this is the way in which he will certainly meet his death. These witnesses have power to shut up the sky and stop any rain from falling during the time of their preaching. Moreover, they have power to turn the waters into blood, and to strike the earth with any plague as often as they wish.

 

 

 

Prayer: Father, I just release signs and wonders and all manner of the gifts of One-Spirit- Yours- upon this earth as a testimony to the truth I am speaking here. Father- in Jesus Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jesus Said

John 11:25-26

New International Version (NIV)

 

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

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Intimacy with Christ: The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy

 

 

 

Intimacy with Christ: The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy

 

 

 

The book of Hebrews in the New Testament portion of your Bible has no name directly tied to it as being of this or that author; however, lots of educated guesses have gone out there and I will say, “I go with the Apollo’s who was “mighty in the scriptures” or Paul who dealt extensively with the Letter of the Law slash unbelief and Grace through Faith in the book of Galatians.”

 

As for the title “Hebrews,” I would likely have entitled it “The Book of Comparison Between The Old and New Covenant” on a personal level to calm the nerves of those who were moving more into New Covenant Theology from Judaism. The writer wanted them to know they were making the right choices and need not fear or feel they have betrayed the Mighty Jehovah made flesh (Emmanuel- God with us) at Christ’s birth- the Son. 

 

Some theologians have summed-up things in their theology (systematic Christian beliefs) as being one of these; Covenant Theology; New Covenant; Theology; Dispensation Theology; Preterist and Partial-Preterist Theology; And then there is what is called Progressive Revelation that with each new year ticking by God was revealing more and more and more of Himself and His Ways. There has been a lot of scholarly work done under the name of New Covenant Theology by no small minds or dispassionate theological leaders in this field and that is where I hang my Paradigm-Eye-Glasses to look- even though dimly through them at all things theological with the question, “how does this line-up or encourage us with New Covenant Theology?” Look it up: “New Covenant Theology.” 

 

If you decided to read your way through Hebrews one of the first verses is a contrast in that in times past God spoke to mankind through the prophets; but, in these last days He has spoken to us through His Son. Galatians is like this in that it moves from one covenant and its purpose to another covenant and its fulfillment or full realization of the first. You could say he was continually contrasting the Law slash Unbelief (which if there ever was a law that could have brought complete salvation the Mosaic law was the one) and Grace through faith which centered on faith at the cross of Christ as sufficient and a Holy Sacrifice to be grounds of forgiveness, the filling of the Holy Spirit, and entrance to be with Jesus in Heaven forever more.

 

In Hebrews 12 we find two mountains in contrast. To Paul the Mountain of the letter of the law (trying to get to Heaven on your own merits and what to expect) was contrasted with a mountain that was joyous and full of grace and truth of what is now and ahead in the future. The writer says to Christian believers who likely were converting from Judaism to New Covenant Theology:

 

The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy (NIV, n.d.)

 

“You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”

 

But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,  to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.”

 

This is a tremendous encouragement to those whose consciences continually bother them because they are trying to gain Eternal Life by works- all kinds of works. In all reality the Christian faith says in the New Covenant: “You are saved by Grace through Faith Alone; but, not by a faith that remains alone with no obedience to any command under the New Covenant at all.” (Even putting your faith in Jesus is an act of obedience for it says, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” not as a request- but, rather- a command.

Yes, all scripture old testament and new testament are God breathed, kept, and preserved. But one Covenant was to be a Tutor to tutor God’s chosen to Jehovah-God Jesus-Christ. And the other Covenant was to be to us a mountain of Great Joy as the Angels said on that blessed day when Jesus was born.I recently asked myself, “Lord, why is it that we your people get caught sometimes promoting, living-out, and dying on the wrong mountain?” I think in terms of the Mathematical and it was like this: “The Old Testament has 929 chapters and the New has 260.”

 

So, folk who read through the Bible find themselves in the language of the Old Covenant more than that of the New Covenant. The New Testament is only about 22% of the whole Bible. But, the old testament (covenant books) read through New Covenant Theology (Fulfillment Theology) can unearth loads of treasure pointing to the One who was to be in their future- Messiah- the Christ- the Immanuel as penned by Isaiah the prophet. Other than that- friend, really- the whole Bible is helpful- but, caution yourself and try spending your time reading 50%/50%- Old and New. Blessings Reader! 

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If you want to unlock the meaning of what I write just remember it flows out of an awful lot of study…& commitment to Orthodoxy

If you want to unlock the meaning of what I write just remember it flows out of an awful lot of study…& commitment to Orthodoxy

 

This is the context out of which I type and the only code in it all is no code that I can see. As for my short-fictions…their supposed to intrigue and be mystical in nature and metaphorical at times. 

 

 

The first 6.5-8 years [7.5 x 365= 2737.5 days] of my Christian walk will be called “My Pinnacle Time of Sponging-in Information that was Theological in Nature.” During that time I went to church 2-3 times per. week [Item A: that’s approx. 6, 843 hours], went to chapel for sermons and speeches 5 times a week [Item B: 8, 450], did homework for about 15-20 hours a week [Item C: 5,577 hours in 6.5 years] , and special meetings about 1 hour daily- [Item D: Mon. – Friday= 2,366 hours in 6.5 years] . This is not to mention my 5 hours of classroom time per week (x) days x 52 weeks x 6.5= 8,450. Item E]

 

Then there is all the study that’s hard to present in terms of hours because it spanned from little to lots off and on over 35-36-ish years- theological study or devotional studies that encouraged myself and others. So- on average let’s say 1 hour per day [Item F: 365 x 35.5 years = 12, 957 hours of personal study].

 

Item A:  6,843

Item B:  8,450

Item C:  5,577

Item D:  2,366

Item E:  8, 450

Item F: 12, 957

 

44, 643 hours

 

 

Let me put this in perspective that if you went to Church for 1 sermon once every Sunday it would take you 858.52 years to have been exposed to as much Sound Teaching in all things called Christian. So, at times where people are tempted that I didn’t attend this or that sermon for this or that amount of time- no, I haven’t “forsaken the gathering of the brethren” (altogether) nor have I allowed myself to become theologically ignorant even if I have spent some time personally in Romans 6 off and on during certain seasons of blessing and testing.

 

None of this is to mention that many various kinds of ministries I did nor the time put in doing just that e.g. my blogs aren’t just 2 minutes of typing and I see them as my “special ministry” to myself for edification and to the world- Christian and Non-Christian (the above and what I just said is the Context Out of Which I Type and when people miss how wide my context is in topics I pick, I fear they will lose the meaning of what I say here and there…35.5 years of context and how many thousands of people within the mix of experiences (theirs and mine).

 

 

So- please, reader don’t look for a magical meaning that is limited by a wild guess like, “here is the context the writer is in so he is speaking to and about bla, bla, bla.” Once you yank me out of the above context you will likely never get what it is I am saying. I pray for you reader that you don’t miss the point- my heart is about my own personal growth and yours along with our wholeness from what I write.  

 

 

If only one to twelve souls are changed by the Spirit of God to Know Him who raised us up from the dust and to the Cross where love was embracing us- more- then, I have reached my goal…Intimacy with Christ in all fields of study. Not just theology. But- me thinx I am equipped to write on things called “Christian” and TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). I’ll speak to my time in the ESL industry and my studies in these terms another time.   

 

 

[My writings and passions I write about here in mathematical terms aren’t some ‘sickness’- they are context out of a whole plethora of study and experiences friend.]  

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Intimacy with Christ: God is Love

 

Intimacy with Christ: God is Love

 

“God is Love”

“We Love Him because He first loved us.”

“Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [Jesus] shall be saved.”

 

 

 

No matter how hog-wild people or this world gets, even if it was to the point where it seemed to be the only common denominator looking North, South, East, and West remember, “God is Love.” He was the first to love you, not at all were you the first to Love God and that was done by the Grace of Christ enabling you to see the Father’s love in the face of Jesus as revealed all through the Bible.

 

How is it that His Love could so motivate our “prone to wander hearts” and “all we like sheep” ever straying souls to come to God in the face of Jesus Christ? By the same power of the Spirit that kept Christ pure on the cross for our sake to the glory of His Father. Also, by the same Power that raised Christ from the dead. It was Love and Declaration of the Holy One of Israel that raised Jesus up from death ever to destroy death for all who “will” and all who “come” to Him by the trust His love for you creates as you gaze upon Love for You and I Crucified on the Cross. That’s Love. That’s God’s Kind of Love.     

 

Oh that you have a love encounter with God. One of the ways paving the path to the way, the truth, and the life is His Written Word and by His Living Word- Jesus Christ- the Precious One. When you hear his word preached, or open the Bible yourself to read about all that Jesus did for you to the glory of God; the breath of the Spirit blows into the ambers of your soul to be awakened to and made alive to the Love of God in Christ.

 

Until we personally experience the Love of God we can’t be intimate with Jesus Christ. It is love that draws us to the message of the good news about the way to forgiveness of sins, the truth of God’s Character, and adoption into His family by faith in Jesus. In these we find Intimacy with Christ. We become “born again” by the Seed of the truth of Jesus by faith and not of any particular good work lest any man should boast in the face of God’s joy to show us Grace (never to be earned on our part). You say, “where does my will come in?” And God commands your will “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved”- not your ‘good works.’ Only such good news can ever give us Intimacy with Christ- be intimate with the Lord Jesus reader.     

 

 

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The Essence of ISCA Words and Word Phrases

 

 

My Philosophy of TESOL Education: an Innately Social and

Communicative Approach (ISCA)

 

List of Words and Phrases Being the Essence of ISCA

 

Introduction:

 

As I was working on my project years ago on the philosophy of TESOL education, I came up with a list of words that came to me defining a number of important infrastructure points on the grid. The more I read the list the more I realize, “this list doesn’t have to be limited in how teachers approach their students, only.” It has all the earmarks of people who have been successful leaders and I’m not calling a sociopath-method of trying to dominate the whole earth a good leadership-style. Such men are called in the corporative world “the axmen” for clear reasons.

 

Imagine filling this sentence, “to be an effective ______________, you will have the quality of _______________.”

 

Uniqueness of the Underlings/Students is dealt with by:

 

  • Embracing
  • Welcoming
  • Utilizing
  • Implementing …individuality…diversity of cultures…economic status

 

     Here- the Teacher is:

 

  • A catalyst
  • An Advocate
  • A Partner of sorts
  • A Practitioner
  • A Counsellor
  • A Mentor Present/Future

 

 

The Innate qualities of a Teacher:

 

  • Humour
  • Creativity
  • Mystique
  • Adventurous
  • Active
  • Professionalism
  • Understands
  • Appreciates

 

The Teacher strives to understand the Students and their varying ages:

 

  • The Advantages of an Age-group
  • The Differences within an Age-group
  • The Dynamics of an Age-group
  • The Impact an Age can have on Language Acquisition
  • The Age-group’s Keys to Language Acquisition
  • Biochemical Responders (Determinism or Students are Robots to be Programmed) vs. Nurtured Responders (Free-will)

 

ISCA and What it doesn’t do and is not:

 

  • Force Students into “One Mould Fits All”
  • Destroy the Students Ego (Sense of Worth)
  • Critiques “all the time”
  • Not too Ambitious/Overbearing
  • Not too Authoritative/Militant
  • Not Forceful
  • Not Impatient
  • Not Unkind
  • Not Rude
  • To be continued…

 

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