After all the "talkin" and all the "speachen" and all the "preachin"......its what we do and achieve that makes a difference.
“The Information Age technocentric concept of being “connected” is a paradox of disconnection causing us to lose control of our instinctual drives for social cohesion, allegiance and selflessness. As our dependency upon Information and Communications Technology (ICT) grows, spreading throughout our collective human consciousness, the less we care for our neighbors and the more we delude ourselves into thinking that online connections are far more valuable than reality based relationships.” Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. (2014)
Evil men and tyrants throughout the world respect only power and look down with disdain at those who cannot think for themselves....who will follow them no-mater where they may lead them.
“I call upon America to be more careful with its trust. Prevent those who are attempting to establish even finer legal shades of equality because of their distorted outlook … short-sightedness and self-interest from falsely using the struggle for peace and for social justice to lead you down a false road. They are trying to weaken you; they are trying to disarm your strong and magnificent country in the face of this fearful threat – one that has never been seen before in the history of the world. I call upon you: ordinary working men of America do not let yourselves become weak. We can only reach with determination for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently pushed away.”
December 1918 - August 3, 2008 Russian novelist, historian, writer, critic of communism, who helped to raise global awareness of communist prisons and forced labor system.
In innocents there is a wisdom and depth of spiritual understanding that transcends the most sophisticated reasoning or philosophy.
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:2-4King James Version (KJV)
We have the right to read, think, speak and share our ideas and opinions with others. (Freedom)
The state, tyrants, and religions:
We reserve the right to force you not to think, speak, or share your ideas or opinions. (Dictatorship)
Freedom requires a commitment on our part to maintain our freedom and does not advocate we bow to those who would decide and
dictate what we may or may not read, think, speak, or give our opinions.
That said our apprehension of an intelligence greater then ourselves, a higher morality, commons sense, and compassion, are indispensable to establish and sustain a free society.
THE ONENESS OF BELIEVERS:
......Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us (Believers), and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him......and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. John 14:22-24 (KJV)
Believers are one in Christ,
I am here, you are there, yet we are one,
In the world but not of the world,
Adopted sons and daughter,
Children of our Living God,
He abiding in each of us,
The mystery now revealed.
In regards to God written words impressed upon stone and the Scriptures. Do not look upon this as some small thing or view lightly how He has revealed Himself through the law written upon stone and His written word with ink forming letters and penned upon paper (Scriptures) revealing His thoughts to our mortal minds.
They are truly "spirit living words" revealing the mind, heart, and will of God to us from the spiritual realm to the mortal world. Dear Reader they are not to be read as other writings. They are literally to be incorporated "into" our minds, heart, and soul, for our edification and transformation. Please carefully consider this process and how the plan of salvation is revealed from God, to a man, then from a man to the written word, then from the written word, to the mind of the reader. The Bible is indeed a message from our Creator.
Not listed in alphabetical order.
Seek God "with all your mind and strength, having faith" that He will open the scriptures to your understanding...............
Letter To: Jewish Readers:
In this word we may not agree however our hope rest not in our limited understanding or that of others. Gods word speaks to children, adults, and all mankind throughout the ages. It's depth is beyond our mortal understanding given as it pleased God for us to have. That said Jesus Christ came into this world and we are accountable for what we do after learning of His message of Salvation.
As for Jesus being Messiah we have different views but as you anticipate His coming look for Messiah to meet the requirements given in Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53:1-12 and there are many others. I am fully persuaded Messiah came as the prophets predicted (as do many prominent Jewish religious leaders) but you are still waiting for Him. We each exist in this fallen world wherein millions upon millions (the majority of all those who have lived upon this earth) never new about Torah or Jesus. Are they then condemned to eternal torture in hell? This is in Gods domain and only He knows the heart and soul of each of us and as He has declared "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy."
Each of us are responsible to walk in the light we have in as much as it dwells within us. Depending not upon men but only God knowing He will do what is right.
We do have something in common. We believe in our Creator and the promised coming of Messiah for the first time or second to establish the Kingdom Of God on Earth.
Shall we not then pray together for the coming of Messiah?
Do not allow those of this world to turn us one against the other.
Peace to you and your loved ones. Daniel.
Truth, Clarity, Reliability, and Consistency:
We are now in the Spiritual battle of which we have been forewarned. At this critical time in history truth, clarity, reliability, and consistency regarding Christianity is essential.
We must not be part of the half-truths and outright deceptions promoted by so called Christian churches which do not believe or teach fundamental Christian principles and deny the Divinity of Christ.
Do you want the truth? Do you truly desire to know for yourself?
Men are ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" II Timothy 3:7
"Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me." John 14:6
and "If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you will know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
John 14:6 & 8:31-32
"There's a story about a proud young man who came to the great Socrates asking for knowledge. He walked up to the muscular philosopher and said, "O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.? Socrates recognized a pompous numskull when he saw one. He led the young man through the streets, to the sea, took hold of him and plunged him chest deep into water. Then he asked, "What do you want"? "Knowledge, O wise Socrates,? said the young man. Socrates put his strong hands on the man's shoulders and pushed him under. Thirty seconds later Socrates let him up. "What do you want"? he asked again. "Wisdom,? the young man sputtered, "O great and wise Socrates.? Socrates pushed him under again. Thirty seconds passed, thirty-five. Forty. Socrates let him up. The man was gasping. "What do you want, young man"? Between heavy, heaving breaths the fellow wheezed, "Knowledge, O wise and wonderful...? Socrates jammed him under again Forty seconds passed. Fifty. "What do you want"? "Air!" he screamed. "I need air!" Then Socrates said: "When you want knowledge as you have just wanted air, then you will have knowledge.?
M. Littleton in Moody Monthly, June, 1989, p. 29
Only God is free:
As we look around this sad world and reflect upon the thousands of years which have pasted we see the unfulfilled longing of mankind to be free. Here we are in 2017 A.D. and the battle still rages and the suffering and death continues.
Only God is free because He does not have to answer to anyone or anything.
That said the good news of the Gospel is: That we may also be "truly free in Jesus Christ" as God's adopted Sons and Daughters heirs to His Kingdom throughout eternity. (Open your Bible, seek and you shall find, it's all there for you to know for yourself.)
Why have we not received the gift of the Holy Spirit?
We by deception or our own ignorance have unwittingly lost our greatest spiritual gift. Our True Teacher who was given to bring us to the knowledge of God and the understanding of the His Written Word.
Rather, we have looked to Churches, ministers, bible interpretations, bible teachers, theologians, books about the Bible, books about what scriptures really mean, Bible conferences, and even more books about books, about the Bible. Then if anyone dare question or judge if a teaching is true or false they are told “Do not to question those whom are ordained of God?” or they are chastised “To question or speak against false teaching within the Church or church leaders is the same as speaking against God!”
Is it any wonder as to why this happened? Why have so many fell by the wayside? Because "WE HAVE NOT TRULY RECEIVED OUR TRUE COMFORTER, TEACHER AND GUIDE".
We have men in pulpits like Israel wanted a king instead of the Living God. We could be taught by God but because of our ignorance (or being deceived) we have not claimed our legitimate gift of Gods Holy Spirit. Now generation after generation, century after century, we find ourselves in a barren spiritless land where evil is condoned and we look about wondering what has happened? Dear reader we have not rightly discerned the truth because we prefer the tickling of our ears and the soothing of our guilt rather than the difficult journey through the valley of repentance. And worse we honor or fear mere men rather than our Creator.
Now you ministers, preachers, teachers, educators, philosophers, teach the people of God so that they obtain and are empowered by God's Holy Spirit which was promised by Jesus Christ. Here is your true calling: Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ bringing souls to repentance, Born Again in Jesus Christ, having the gift of the Holy Spirit so they are no longer dependent on others, you, or men's churches....only God.
Jesus Christ speaking to His apostles gave the following which applies to all Believers: John 14:1-31 Paraphrased. “If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter that He may abide with you forever.” Even the Spirit of truth;….for He dwells with you and shall be in you….I will not leave you comfort-less I will come to you.….At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in Me, and I in you…..and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him…..and we will come into him and make our abode with him…..the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance…..” If there ever was a need for this IT IS NOW.
When Christ gave up His mortal life upon the cross it was recorded the temple veil was torn in half from the top to down signifying from that time on we can boldly go before God ourselves without the need for priestly representation or sacrifices. Amen.
The art of negotiation, compromise and concession in order to reach a consensus and agreement between two or more parties having different views and agendas.
What is a Politician? Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
A person experienced in the art or science of (mans) government; especially one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government.
A person engaged in party politics "as a profession".
A person "primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons".
What is Truth: Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Truth: There is a constant required to achieve any lasting resolution between those having different views and agendas.
Truth: The state of being the case "fact", "constant or unchanging".
Truth: The body of "real" things, events, and facts:
Truth: The "actuality" of transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality.
Truth: The body of "true" statements and propositions.
Truth: The property (as of a statement) of being in accord with "fact or reality" with fidelity to an original or to a standard.
Therefore: Truth is not non-negotiable, cannot be compromised and does not allow concessions.
Why men cannot achieve peace in this world.
Whatever agreement Politicians negotiate through compromise, concessions, and consensus leaves what is agreed upon so evasive that it is wide-open to interpretation, misunderstanding, or rejection. Thereby rendering the process flawed and any agreement easily overturned or ignored. Let us not be deceived; having such flawed agreements is often done by design.
This then is why Politicians have not and will not succeed in bringing peace to this world.
Politician deliberately negotiate and compromise truth in order to achieve a specific goal to resolve differences which in fact leave the original disagreement unresolved and any settlement open to further interpretation or rejection.
Peace will only come through our Creator.
Until then seek Gods love and truth not the philosophies or promises of men.
Native American Indian Tale of Two Wolves:
One evening an old Cherokee worrier told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people.
He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith..'
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'
His old grandfather replied, 'The one you feed.'
Have you ever stepped back from the treadmill of "Church" ?
No nation or people will continue without it's foundation being based upon God, the Family, and the continued recognition, promotion and support thereof.
All of Scripture from Genesis to Revelations testify of Gods relationship to man in terms of "Family". Not mans religion, assumed priesthoods, worship buildings, temples or churches, denominations, mans assumed priesthoods, dogmas, religious philosophies, etc.
This is a key to the understand how the original first century Believers went from a few to millions of Believers "without churches" as now defined. Scholars and Theologians know in that he past the "church" was defined and called "Assemblies"..."people coming to together to worship" and had nothing to do with church buildings or religion. Why was this understanding abandoned?
The true definition of the Christ Church was re-interpreted and replaced with mans organized religion with it's many denomination, churches buildings, worship teams, books/CD sales, trips to Alaska, continual need for financing new church buildings, remodeling funds, church maintenance funds, funds for missionaries, funds for programs which take time away from families such as mid week services, men's, women's, and children's ministries, special outreach ministries, guilt for not taking responsibility in church affairs, pressures on families already burdened with long hours at work especially when both parents working in order to survive, so called school activities, the accelerating pace of everyday life, social media, etc....all resulting in conflicting priorities, stress, agitation and families spending less time together. Dear Reader this is just a partial list.
Have you ever stepped back from the treadmill of today's "church" and asked: Whats going on here? Is this truly what Christianity is about? Something is wrong?.....Think about it.
About 350 A.D. after Christ, Constantine and others put together what we now accept as the pattern of the church requiring great wealth to establish religious orders, institute priesthoods, and build numerous churches and great cathedrals which took years to construct which continues today.
Today's high tech multi-million dollar churches, refurbished historical cathedrals, and local churches with cushy seats, coffee and snacks, are filled with congregations having a Spiritually so shallow they now fall pray to false ministers/pastors/priest and the Prince of this world.
Gods True Church is not about buildings or the industrialized pattern of church which men have established after their own image.
Sins of the past:
Every nation and people have things in there collective past and present that should not have been done against their own people or others. This is historical fact. We cannot allow those who seek to dominate others use the failures and sins of our ancestor's or ourselves to hammer us with the past, in order to control the present or future. This applies to National Identity, Race, Religion, and Social Standing.
We cannot change what should not have been done in the past but we can stand against what should not be done today or in the future.
Those who desire to be fee from dictators and oppressive governments are found in all Nations. We need to stand "together" not one against another. What remains of freedom is under attack and we now stand at the edge of a cliff looking into the abyss wondering...will freedom survive?
A reply to a Post regarding the demise of good music: Given on Disqus
When was the day music died? I don't know and probably know one does.
I would respond to the question this way:
When music was taken from the people.
Which is to say when music was taken over by the "music industry" and "those who used it to change social behavior."
The ancient philosopher Socrates extensively studied effects of music, recognizing its potential as an instrument of indoctrination and character development: Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated ungraceful.
Early Christian philosopher Boethuis said this:
Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
Plato also spoke about the contribution music made to the moral decline of ancient Greece:
They were men of genius, but they had no perception of what was just and lawful in music...And by composing licentious works, and adding to them words as licentious, they have inspired the multitude with lawlessness and boldness, and made them fancy that they could judge for themselves about melody and song...in music there first arose the universal conceit of omniscience and general lawlessness; freedom came following afterwards, and men, fancying that they knew what they did not know, had no longer any fear, and the absence of fear begets shamelessness. For what is this shamelessness, which is so evil a thing, but the insolent refusal to regard the opinion of the better by reason of an over-daring sort of liberty?iii
Sixth-century Chinese philosopher Shu Ching agrees with Boethuis,
“For changing people’s manners and altering their customs there
is nothing better than music.”.
From: roast-t To: Daniel 12 hours ago:
...back in the 1970's & 80's a good friend of mine owned a high-end messenger service operating out of Hollywood . One of their regular drops was out in Malibu to a British music business executive. Over time a sort of offhand familiarity developed between the executive and my friend & they would talk about the music business.
To this day my friend occasionally reminds me of the time when, during one of their conversations, the British music executive admitted to him that he and the entire executive class in the music business were "enemies of the people."
My friend says the man was dead-serious and cold as ice.
End Of Post.
Dear Reader, Music like fire has the potential of great good or great evil. Now "honestly" what is modern modern music promoting throughout our society today?
What in the world is it doing in Christian Churches?
Truly ponder this before you start justifying or making excuses for what modern church leaders and worship teams promote as spiritual music!
Who is pushing it?
Why is it being done?
I will leave you to discover the answer for yourself because - that is the only way you will know for yourself.
Best to all and your loved ones.
P.S. As for when modern popular music died, "perhaps" about 1957.
Dear reader what is written here are topics continued from other pages and thoughts, analogies, and observations that hopefully will inspire those who visit to earnestly search the scriptures. In the end it's between you and God not any man, organization, teacher, books written by men, or anything else.
God’s Race Card:
When reading the Bible have you noticed that people are not referenced or referred to by their race? People are identified by their family genealogy, tribe, or nation? So how has it come to be that we have been so caught up with the race issue? It seems to have stared with mens interpretation of “the mark on Cain” although Scriptures do not specifically define what the mark was.
It also appears that turning one race against another is related to “the elite” in order to define and establish workers/slaves for the production of goods and services to enhance and maintain the ruling class.
History verifies that slavery was rampant throughout the world (and still is) in some form or another. This includes people making slave of members of their own nation and color along with others of different nations and color. Today color is widely used because it can be easy applied to dehumanize and degrade people in the eyes of the majority thus establishing a lower class which can be taken advantage of. It is also a powerful tool used by elites to keep people divided and fighting one against another utilizing our human weakness to look down on others and our greed by which we become complicit in establishing and maintaining the power/control of the Prince of this world and his willing human Overloads throughout the centuries.
In this world we are all members of the fallen “human race” which can only be reconciled through Gods Plan Of Salvation.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
“And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification.”
“....as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
Dear Reader....we “the human race”....are Gods Race Card.
............praying that the "Holy Spirit" will reveal to you that which is spiritually discerned for those truly seeking oneness with God.
Turning people on against another:
We must speak out when politicians, entertainers, educators, religions, the media, activist, and others promoting disunity by turning people one against the other (using civil discord and violence) to bring about radical reforms resulting in the loss of freedom and the degradation of morality.
"...Make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit
How can you speak good, when you are evil?
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.The good person out of his good
treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:33-37 ESV
Something we all should remember.
Who are the followers of the Prince of this world?
Have you ever wondered who they are?
Lets see if we can identify them:
There is only one God:
Followers of the Prince teach there are many "gods", many ways to god, and we all worship and follow the same god.
Or if you prefer they will teach there is no god and that we are of no significance within the vastness of the universe.
Do not make images or any likeness to represent God or be in place of God, and then fear and worship them:
Followers of the Prince promote mans governments, mans religions, mans financial systems, mans organizations, science, entertainment, and individuals within society to be idolized especially by the young or foolish.
Keep the commandments:
Followers of the Prince teach there is no absolute right or wrong all things are relevant to your feelings, your interpretation and your free will. Live as you wish for tomorrow we die.
Do not take Gods name in vain:
Followers of the Prince teach and promote the cursing of God and Believers but woe to those who question or do not respect mans
philosophies, violent religions, pagan gods, or the evil one himself.
Keep the Sabbath day Holy:
Followers of the Prince live a 24/7 lifestyle do not respect the Christian Sabbath but energetically promote the observance of the holy days of every other so called religions, pagan beliefs, or spiritual organizations.
Honor your Father and Mother:
Followers of the Prince promote the deconstruction of the Family, affirm same sex godless marriages with the right to adopt children, death of the elderly, death of unwanted babies and the sale of their body parts.
You shall not commit murder:
Followers of the Prince have little or no respect for human life, young, old, born or the unborn, and openly promote discord, anger, hate, and death within society. They promote, anger, hate, and discord, to turn men one against another and yes, to bring about wars.
You shall not commit adultery.
Followers of the Prince teach, promote, and practice all forms of open free sex and sexual perversion. Revealing in their evil calling it good and teaching the same to others, especially the young.
Do not steal.
Followers of the Prince view what others have as theirs for the taking showing no pity to the defenseless, poor, sick, children or elderly.
You shall not give false witness (or lie) against others.
Followers of the Prince have no aversion of doing whatever it takes to succeed, promote, and continue in their lifestyle, glorifying evil, using the art of deception, speaking great lies, and teaching others to do the same.
You shall not covet what belongs to another.
The Followers of the Prince are never satisfied, seek worldly wealth, recognition, and power over others whom they abuse.
Are you now able to identify followers of the Prince?
Gods Warning For Our Times:
Don't be deceived "Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them." Ephesians 5:6-7
Walk in Light
"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light." Ephesians 5:8-13
Walk in Wisdom
"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is, ...be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God." Ephesians 5:15-20
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When we enter eternity we will view it as we now experience mortality in the sense that, it is what it is. Truly, with Christ we have the capacity fully functional within to accommodate our new environment. Like the caterpillar with many legs that crawled up a tree, went to sleep, then awoke, spread it's wings and flew away.
Likewise as God’s adopted sons and daughters we shall exchange mortal bodies for those celestial.
Globalist seek to devalue and eliminate Christianity.
The traditional teachings of Christianity, rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ, are a major target for advocates of global governance. They (Globalist) have adopted the mantle of peace, justice, human rights, and humanitarian advocacy—the social gospel of the Church—but have systematically attacked the Church (Believers)..... the traditional family, traditional moral values, love of country and love of God. They seek to supplant the Church’s (Believers) historical role in the provision of corporal works of mercy. They are opponents of religious liberty and even of freedom of conscience.