“Find no gain from the emptiness of nothing”©

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If nothing is as it appears

then the appearance of

nothing is lost…

to seek but an emptiness

unknown to the selfness

afforded by cost;

thereby, we grant ourselves

to long to long on this

clarity we seek…

taken, by some, a lifetime

to measure in a year…

month, day or week.

If an atheist sees nothing,

as a favorable view of God,

then is it true?

True to behold a gain from

nothing harmed… I’d say they

have not a clue.

Enlightenment comes on

personal loss to one’s gain…

to give from love…

God’s love fills all voids,

the whole of emptiness

has feet… is above.

Enlightenment is not a self actualized state but a self recognized state… find out how we look to a Holy God- without His grace covering us… the blood of His Son, the atonement complete. To be found by God, talking one to another… as a friend, this is closer to the original relationship God would have for us all- a personal one… each known by one another. For a christian, enlightenment leads to being born again… born in the spirit, and it has clear indication the individual knows (understands) for them is the beginning of eternal life- even though it begins as we are still in the flesh. This is wisdom come… true enlightenment; which transcends this life and leads us to face the eternal life (our eternal hope) that is to come. A friend to man, then… as I see it, also tells another of the ‘Great Treasure’ he has found.

Exodus 33:11 KJV

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11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

If we stay where the Lord has placed us... let it be used for His telling of grace!

If we stay where the Lord has placed us… let it be used for His telling of grace!

John 19:12 KJV

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12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

Please come to understand we must speak out against injustice, wrong is wrong, and it matters little who does it- especially when it goes against anyone but we should hold more concern for those we know holding fast to the Lord Jesus in their beliefs.

Isaiah 48:12 “Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last. 13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together. 14 “Come together, all of you, and listen: Which of [the idols] has foretold these things? The LORD’s chosen ally will carry out his purpose against Babylon; his arm will be against the Babylonians. 15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him. I will bring him, and he will succeed in his mission. 16 “Come near me and listen to this: “From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there.” And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit. 17 This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

“The challenge is to see something come from nothing”©

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enigmatic…

a word spoken

thousands of years

ago and still heard,

eternity seen in

a raindrop full of life

(life itself),

and we see but

what we want to see…

patterns of emptiness.

I heard a joke about man and his intelligence… one where he would challenge God to a duel. God accepted man’s offer, picked up a hand full of dirt… breathed on it and set it back to the ground. From the ground sprang a young tree and it bore fruit… life from life. God motioned for man… his turn.

The man, after studying: geomorphology, magnetism, thermal dynamics, genetic engineering, botany… things that he felt prepared him for this challenge, picked up some dirt. This is when God intervened, and said,”Get your own dirt.”

Emptiness... this is our challenge, to make the correlation of 'nothing to something.' If there is a: negative nothing, neutral nothing or positive nothing... it comes down to our personal choice... to see it for something or leave as nothing- nothing important!

Emptiness… this is our challenge, to make the correlation of ‘nothing to something.’ If there is a: negative nothing, neutral nothing or positive nothing… it comes down to our personal choice… to see it for something or leave as nothing- nothing important!

The view of a negative nothing (denial of anything of worth- importance), a neutral nothing (the skeptical approach is better than outright denial) or the positive nothing (to recognize and understand its true meaning)- this is the choice God grants us all… an ability to see something come from the nothing we see above!

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

“Waters of life or sands of hell?”©

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Can I get a message to the inside,

the place you try and hide

as though you died to the reality

of eternality, your personality

you’ve had all along… shoreline you abide?

The message would be this…

this ain’t no place for bliss,

don’t miss out on the real deal…

it’s not just what you feel that’s

in touch with the muchness you would miss.

Long for eternity, yearn for unity

to gain true serenity, the Almighty

to know your name, it’s His game…

His rules… His goals or you

drag your soul on shoals of infernality.

Long not (not long) for here…

this is the message ‘Oh so clear,’

the sensations are but feelings

far and nearer to death than

desire leads you… away from God’s fear.

God alone holds death’s one key,

this the key to set you free..

don’t bet against Him to be an

idiot in harm’s way with nothing left

to say, like,”I didn’t know you died for me.”

The lie most people choose to accept in this life is ‘this is all there is to life,’ and would miss out on the real truth to life itself- this is not all there is.

Jeremiah 2:13 KJV

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13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 17:13 KJV

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13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Revelation 7:17 KJV

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17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

[What is listed here in abstract comes by way of this link– just click the Matthew Henry Commentary near the bottom of the page.]

Grace in Christ is compared to water from a fountain, it being cooling and refreshing, cleansing and making fruitful: to living water, because it quickens dead sinners, revives drooping saints, supports and maintains spiritual life, and issues in eternal life, and is ever-flowing. To forsake this Fountain is the first evil; this is done when the people of God neglect his word and ordinances. Is Israel a servant? No, they are the seed of Abraham. Notwithstanding all their advantages, Israel had become like the wild vine that bears poisonous fruit. Men are often as much under the power of their unbridled desires and their sinful lusts, as the brute beasts. But the Lord here warns them not to weary themselves in pursuits which could only bring distress and misery. The nation had not been wrought upon by the judgements of God, but sought to justify themselves. Here is the language of presumptuous sinners. The Jews had long thrown off serious thoughts of God. How many days of our lives pass without suitable remembrance of him!

Have we failed to understand what God will do to His own people, when they are disobedient, and not think it will be worse against those ‘not willing’ to obey Him or listen to what love He has shown us all? We will either be with Him… or without Him (separated) and apart from Him- forever.

Is this the look of fruitfulness... the choice is yours!

Is this the look of fruitfulness… the choice is yours!

[Below is come by way of this link.]

Eternal Life. A dominant theme of the New Testament, though not without Old Testament grounding, is eternal (or everlasting) life. Eternal life is therefore one of the unifying themes of the New Testament. It is a term that describes the salvation that God bestows on those who trust and serve him. It denotes not only the length of time that God’s favor extends to his people but also the quality of existence that they may enjoy as they worship and serve him.

If you don't care here for God then hell is our own choice- this is where 'free will' comes to play.

If you don’t care here for God then hell is our own choice- this is where ‘free will’ comes to play.

Second Death is the concept of what will happen to the unbeliever… seen here, and involves “the person feeling the punishment”- forever.

“God has already come and made the sacrifice… for us”©

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Is there but one clear view of

monotheism… as it’s known?

No… there are three views

of the three religions shown,

and none of them are quite

the same, to make us groan…

and there is but one God!

One of the views says God

already came in the flesh,

the second does not follow

this belief, no relief by clash,

the third says their god will

yet come, yield or they slash…

and there is but one God!

Judaism waits and would

build the Temple renewed,

they don’t realize Islam wants

the same thing, both remedied,

Christianity sees Jesus as God

come in the flesh, was sinewed…

and there is but one God!

Everyone should be aware, according to scripture (recorded in two [2] very important passages), ‘the Word’ refers to God Himself. See below these specific passages.

Genesis 1:1 KJV

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1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

John 1:1 KJV

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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 KJV

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14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

[Below from this link, look for commentaries and click through]

The faith of humble Christians understands this better than the fancy of the most learned men. From what we see of heaven and earth, we learn the power of the great Creator. And let our make and place as men, remind us of our duty as Christians, always to keep heaven in our eye, and the earth under our feet. The Son of God, one with the Father, was with him when he made the world; nay, we are often told that the world was made by him, and nothing was made without him. Oh, what high thoughts should there be in our minds, of that great God whom we worship, and of that great Mediator in whose name we pray! Observe, that at first there was nothing desirable to be seen, for the world was without form, and void; it was confusion, and emptiness. In like manner the work of grace in the soul is a new creation: and in a graceless soul, one that is not born again, there is disorder, confusion, and every evil work: it is empty of all good, for it is without God; it is dark, it is darkness itself: this is our condition by nature, till Almighty grace works a change in us.

Isaiah 48:16 KJV

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16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

Suffer the truth... or face the truth of your suffering- eternity draws closer than you might wish to know!

Suffer the truth… or face the truth of your suffering- eternity draws closer than you might wish to know!

“To winterize humanity”©

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If back to poetics

you would romp,

let us sally forth

to stall and stomp…

the dust to rise

before our eyes,

to touch cold the

element’s surprise

‘the mind of winter’

to give us debate,

set so to splinter

seasons between

another’s difference,

neither being both cold

or hot by inference,

to serve us up to

glory… to our glory,

set the stage, smile, draw

curtains, end the story.

A set of poems, both by Robert Frost, a name for winter be!

http://www.starve.org/teaching/intro-poetry/design2.html

What is coming is the chilling affect of what will be considered ‘a freezing of personal liberty… the end of “free will” as it is thought of.’ More a Socialism of predetermination- for Americans a difference unknown and unwelcome. The world (most of it) has already become anesthetized (inculcated)… practices to which are already being used; which supplant cultural norms and traditions of the host countries and people. Any party unwilling to tag along will be labeled out of line with the directives being used, proclaimed to be rebels and turned on, using the procedural powers and legislation given to the bodies accepting this global cabal- the demise of Democracy is upon us. The freedoms Americans have enjoyed for more than two hundred years rendered ‘a social engineering project,’ one planned for failure.

Sadly, this is also foretold us in the Bible, as a truth and expectation, as what is coming to power during the final days of mankind. The Bible with its history of mankind (humanity) being told us prior to it actually happening, and remains today the only book of its kind to explain the future of man’s history from the past (with a one hundred percent accuracy rate100%).

John 21:25 KJV

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25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

John 18:36 KJV

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36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Romans 1:20 KJV

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20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Romans 12:2 KJV

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2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1 Timothy 1:15 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-timothy/1-15.html

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-timothy/3-16.html

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 John 4:3 KJV

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3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Revelation 13:3 KJV

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3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

Revelation 13:8 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/revelation/13-8.html

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

As to what signposts mankind has already put in place, attempting to imitate this same practice (to mimic or cause a mirror effect), a guideline to what will be: desired, strived for or implemented (to our shock [for some] and sudden surprise)… look to ‘The Georgia Guide stones” and see what has been called,”The American Stonehenge.”

Here is the one in England, part of the UK.

Here is the one in England, part of the UK.

Yes... it is written in stone!

Yes… it is written in stone!

If the very first thing to see (on the Guide Stones) will be a count for the population they desire for humanity (A program for and of depopulation), know full well the scythe (sickle) of God comes to those of us soon taken… soon to be taken. The fields are almost ready to harvest.

If not coming from the: UN, New World Order, CFR... then who?

If not coming from the: UN, New World Order, CFR… then who?

Revelation 14:19 KJV

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19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

Revelation 19:15 KJV

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15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

When we make the world, and the things of it, our idol and our portion, it is just with God to show us our folly, and correct us. None may expect to dwell in the Lord’s land, who will not be subject to the Lord’s laws, or be influenced by his love. When we enjoy the means of grace, we ought to consider what we shall do, if they should be taken from us. No famine is so dreadful as that of the soul.

[Find the things written below at this link, listed at the bottom under

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

woe . . . to them when I depart–Yet the ungodly in their madness desire God to depart from them ( Job 21:14 , 22:17 , Matthew 8:34 ). At last they know to their cost how awful it is when God has departed ( Deuteronomy 31:17 , 1 Samuel 28:15 1 Samuel 28:16 ; compare Hosea 9:11 , 1 Samuel 4:21 ).

there I hated them–not with the human passion, but holy hatred of their sin, which required punishment to be inflicted on themselves (compare Malachi 1:3 ).

“Tolerance or adamance?”©

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With the world oriented push to show

support for Palestine… snub to Israel,

it uncovers the ripples of what one used

for an arm’s length mosaic, but a tesseral,

where the world sees Israel confined by its

own borders, a world con… but a game,

to think themselves the author of these

actions for that nation, God by His name…

the Author divine to all creation is in truth

God Himself, and Israel is His holy timepiece,

His ‘Fig Tree’ to watch as the mosaic comes

together, the final movement, as in a vivace,

and the time concludes for the age of man,

the Age of God realized in His reappearance,

to take no glee in man’s aberrance or his

loathing of God’s own, unseen… repentance.

Reason for the Jewish people to know jubilee... once again a Nation!

Reason for the Jewish people to know jubilee… once again a Nation!

There are many instances where world leaders would rather seek to support Palestine (no longer a country… like Yugoslavia) instead of recognizing Israel as one man formed [being moved by God’s own hand] to bring a Nation together- fulfilling prophecy. There have been moments of deception to gain such notable support, overt and outright lies sought and used for a political gain. One of these was with the King of Sweden… and the Prime Minister now supports the snubbing of Israel too, drawing a Diplomatic ire. All at a time Iran would commit bare naked acts of piracy… at sea… and will be allowed to (seemingly) without reprisal. Not shocking here at all.

This at games meant for peace... and the last Olympic games refused to acknowledge Israel at all, calling Tel Aviv the Capital of Israel.

This at games meant for peace… and the last Olympic games refused to acknowledge Israel at all, calling Tel Aviv the Capital of Israel.

Since the formation of Israel, May 14th, 1948, under UN cooperation with the resolution of the General Assembly of the 29th of November, 1947, Israel and the member Nations recognized the Right to establish their State was irrevocable. Fours hours after the ceremony of reading the Declaration Egypt bombed Tel Aviv. The pre-State Israel existed under ‘The Balfour Declaration‘ (here is a brief historical timeline of control over the area called [today] Israel); whereby it is again a desire to alter the structure of land to suit the whims of ‘Political Correctness’- nothing could be more absurd or wrong in the attempt to alter something irrevocable… a mandate by the UN resolution and arranged by God Himself.

When Hamas hides behind its own people, turning them into human shields (children, infants and women), and Iran supports them... is peace the goal?

When Hamas hides behind its own people, turning them into human shields (children, infants and women), and Iran supports them… is peace the goal?

7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

“There can be no peace with inner turmoil… when the external reflects what resides within”©

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Find your peace with those different than you

or peace will not be seen…

what necessary revelation is found clearly when

our time passes the mean,

hardness of one’s heart is not the backhand of

God, it is found internal,

there is no peace offered when death is the goal,

an enemy of the world external,

there is nothing to fear from what one understands…

save what is in your own mind,

answers you’d seek to gain the whole world, to loss…

this is but what you’ll soon find.

Matthew 16:26 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/16-26.html

26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mercy killing: the killing of a patient, or animal, suffering from from an incurable disease, or extreme suffering… life threatening injuries.

Mercy killing is not related to something assumed to cause harm or injury to: one’s family, honor or related to any form of punishment, deprivation or mutilation. It is also not common, used throughout all cultures, but there are some that call this behavior ACCEPTABLE.

Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

Mercy… true mercy is best shown by the example of those saying they have a merciful God; which makes the understanding of mercy apparent to those watching the actions of any believer to which the actions will show the heart of the follower… where their belief is best expressed- in one’s actions.

When christianity is nothing more than 'back of the bus' here.

When christianity is nothing more than ‘back of the bus’ here.

[Information provided below is from this link]

Biblically, the heart (leb [bel]) refers primarily to the inner nature of a person, including will, thought, and emotions. Decisions are viewed as a setting of the heart ( 2 Chron 11:16 ; 12:14 ; Job 34:14 ). Intention is clearly conjoined with moral responsibility. Both good and evil are revealed prior to actions at the point of one’s will ( Gen 6:5 ; Psalm 78:8 ). Thus, rebellion, hardness of heart, or the inner resistance of the will to comply with the obligations of the covenant required an inner transformation for peace to be restored. This is clearly indicated in David’s prayer for an “undivided” heart for both fear and praise of God ( Psalm 86:11-12 ). Again, at base it is virtually impossible to separate God’s will from the human. The reality of continued uncompelled service and sacrifice depends on the gracious action of God.

To fully see what each: understands, accepts as truth and would have their practitioner do… see this link here, and have your eyes opened to the truth of them both. It is time to see ‘love’ for what it is- not what it isn’t!

Can we rob from one so innocent... to deprive her of the love God has for her- for all eternity?

Can we rob from one so innocent… to deprive her of the love God has for her- for all eternity?

[The link for the information below is found here.]

What constitutes a “proud” person? The negative sense points to a sinful individual who shifts ultimate confidence from God to self. In the Wisdom literature, “the proud” are distinct from “the righteous” and “the humble.” Here the term is applied to non-Israelites, rather than to Israel. The Septuagint uses hyperephanos [uJperhvfano”], meaning one who is insolent, presumptuous, or arrogant, a scoffer or a mocker ( Psalms 119:21 Psalms 119:51 ; Prov 3:34 ). When the prophets accuse Israel of pride ( Jer 13:9 ; Ezekiel 7:10 Ezekiel 7:20 ; 16:56 ; Hosea 5:5 ; 7:10 ; Amos 6:8 ; 8:7 ; Zeph 2:10 ), the word hybristes [uJbristhv”] connotes a wanton, insolent person. Thus, in the Old Testament books, the prideful are generally associated with the wicked, the arrogant, the presumptuous, and those who are insolent toward God.

Most of the adjectives joined with “pride” in the Old Testament are negative in connotation, including words such as “stubborn” ( Lev 26:19 ), “overweening” ( Isa 16:6 ), “willful” ( Isa 10:12 ), and “great” ( Jer 13:9 ). In one instance the positive phrase “everlasting pride” describes the status of a restored Zion ( Isa 60:15 ). Most of the synonyms give a negative sense: contempt ( Psalm 31:18 ); wrongdoing ( Job 33:17 ); trust ( Psalm 62:10 ); arrogance ( Prov 8:13 ; Isaiah 2:11 Isaiah 2:17 ; 9:9 ); insolence ( Isa 16:6 ); and conceit ( Jer 48:29 ). An exception is “glory” ( Isa 4:2 ).

We all must (truly) come to use our own REASON for our beliefs, thoughts and actions- without reasoning to affect our actions we would be left to the whims of feeling. Where is mercy for women found if mercy killing still exists? Where is the sense of wrongness… if forgiveness is not understood or enacted by its use and exercised? Can we say we know God, the God of love, if we do nothing from the strength of love- even to stand up for the telling of love’s truth? Whose kingdom is being tried to be brought in… if it is not the Kingdom of God?

Can we teach our Daughters such truth?

Can we teach our Daughters such truth?

[This information below can be found here.]

But according to early Christianity, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ marked a paradigmatic shift resulting in the overlapping of the two ages. The age to come of the kingdom of God was inaugurated within this present age. In other words, the two ages are now coterminous, and the Christian lives in the intersection of the two. This idea is commonly referred to as the “already/not yet” eschatological tension. That is, the age to come has already dawned because of the first coming of Christ but it is not yet complete; completion awaits the second coming of Christ. The idea of the kingdom of God in 1 and 2 Corinthians transcends the terminology. Paul speaks of two basic results of the breakthrough of God’s kingdom into this age: (1) the formation of God’s people; (2) the defeat of the enemies of God. Both of these consequences are stamped by the already/not yet eschatology tension.

[Below is the information on Mercy; whereby God is called ‘Merciful’ and rightly so. Find the information below at this link.]

Mercy as the Foundation of God’s Covenant. Mercy and hesed [d,s,j], God’s covenant love, are integrally related. So close is the relationship that hesed [d,s,j] sometimes is to be viewed in terms of mercy. In this relationship, mercy then comes to be seen as the quality in God that directs him to forge a relationship with people who absolutely do not deserve to be in relationship with him. Mercy is manifested in God’s activity on behalf of his people to free them from slavery; it is neither theory nor principle. As the passages taken up with the establishment of the covenant with Israel show, God’s mercy is a driving force in leading him to create a relationship with Israel ( Exod 34:6 ; Deut 4:31 ; 13:17 ; Hosea 2:19 ); its meaning through hesed [d,s,j] extends to that of loyalty based on merciful love, a loyalty that maintains the covenant despite Israel’s own resistance ( Psalm 25:6 ; 40:11 ; 69:17 ; Isa 63:7 ; Jer 16:5 ; 42:12 ; Hosea 2:19 ; Joel 2:13 ; Zech 7:9 ). God’s mercy is mediated through the covenant, by which he becomes the God of a people promising protection, provision, guidance, and his constant presence ( Psalm 23:6 ). Because God is the initiator, the mercy he gives is gracious, unmerited, undeserved ( Gen 19:16 ; Exod 33:19 ; Jer 42:12 ). Within the relationship, God’s mercy is thus closely linked to forgiveness ( Exod 34:9 ; Num 14:19 ; Jer 3:12 ; Dan 9:9 ), a more basic disposition of compassion ( Deut 13:17 ) leading to forgiveness, and to the steadfast love by which God sustains the covenant and repeatedly forgives his people ( Psalm 25:6 ; 40:11 ; 51:1 ; 69:16 ; 103:4 ; 119:77 ; Jer 3:12 ; 16:5 ).

Psalm 41:4 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/41-4.html

4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

Psalm 56:1 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/56-1.html

1 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

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“For yourself”©

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What is more important to you, 

your life you lead today or the 

day coming that does not end…

if this is what you’d so defend

or even think it could be true?

This is what Jesus died for

to prevent you from, separation…

separation from God Himself

so you could know for yourself-

to spare you the strife of chore.

As one is prone to think and do,

this is where the rubber hits the

road… this is to become our trial

where our lives then are the mile

we measure or respond untrue. 

There can be no doubt God loves… for God loves us so much He would send His own Son to die for us, to bear the load of that which we could not do on our own (remove our own sins) so that we could know Him throughout eternity. To find yourself with Him is to find Him while you’re here… living now… and accept Jesus for who He really is- God Almighty. His rising past the grave is direction to this His truth… find Yourself in His presence now and know (for a fact) this is but a prelude to what will take place for all eternity. With Him now or without Him for eternity… which would you desire most? The choice has always been yours to make- so choose wisely!

In the world (today) there are two primary views of Jesus, the worst is to attempt to have Jesus conform to our desired view, a Jesus that is suited to our liking (to fulfill our demands and happiness and first)… or the real Jesus- the one that suffered on our behalf to remove our sins. Which Jesus do you know?

Is this the Jesus you need or want?

Is this the Jesus you need or want?

Is this the Jesus you would want to see, eye to eye, and adopt His will as your own?

Is this the Jesus you would want to see, eye to eye, and adopt His will as your own?

[Both images are from this link and the latter one here has an unnerving quality to it, ethereal and supernatural in its feeling from looking at it. Does it affect you the same way?]

[Information provided below is from this link]

There are two major word groups: (1) inner volitional purposes or decisions (boule [boulhv]), mentally directed intention (boulema [bouvlhma]), and deliberated and free decision of the will (boulemai); (2) desire, wish, or will (thelo [qevlw]) and will or intention (thelema [qevlhma]). These two are used interchangeably for all the Old Testament notions we have observed. It is interesting that thelo [qevlw] outstrips boulomai [bouvlomai] in use (207 usages to 37). Freedom of decision in ways not directly related to God are evident throughout the New Testament. Joseph “did not want” (thelo [qevlw]) to expose Mary, so he had deliberated or, “had in mind” (boulomai [bouvlomai]), to divorce her. The passages from both word-groups pertaining to human volition underscore the biblical tradition that though God alone comprehends all the data, there is very little evidence for arbitrary and impersonal coercion of human wills. ( Luke 7:30 ,”rejected God’s purpose” 1 Cor 4:5 ). God’s will or desire is perfect, but it is large enough to incorporate and circumvent human will where necessary ( Acts 2:23 ).

“For thee, Brother and Sister, is love given to be understood”©

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I thank thee Lord

for thy mighty love…

that thou hath shared

Thy way with me,

for thou hath shown

Thy truth with me, and

for the ‘great hope’ thou

hath offered thine own…

Thine own love to

become mine own,

Thine own heart to

become mine own, and

Thine message to

become mine own…

when mine own heart

will love thee Brother

and Sister…

even whence doubt or

denial resound from thee and

wouldest kill the messenger

to stop the message.

John 14:6 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/14-6.html/

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Mark 11:23 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/mark/11-23.html/

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Clearly mountains do not get thrown around, an atheists says, akin to ‘the camel fitting through the eye of the needle.’ Little do atheists understand, there is no reason to add to scripture more than what is stated or a need to minimize what is said (unless it would be for the purpose of decrying the intent)- as if it is not being accurately portrayed [as the truth God meant to reveal to us]. This could also be a method to denounce the very character of God Himself- as atheists are doing more and more frequently.

[Here is an abstract, from this link (and click ‘Commentary Critical… ‘ for Mark 11 at the bottom of the page), to clarify what can be twisted to denounce God or His understanding He wishes us to have.]

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed . . . he shall have whatsoever he saithHere is the lesson now. From the nature of the case supposed–that they might wish a mountain removed and cast into the sea, a thing far removed from anything which they could be thought actually to desire–it is plain that not physical but moral obstacles to the progress of His kingdom were in the Redeemer’s view, and that what He designed to teach was the great lesson, that no obstacle should be able to stand before a confiding faith in God.

Matthew 19:24 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/19-24.html/

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

[An abstract comes from this link (this time click Matthew Henry’s Commentary) for the clear understanding of what was meant.]

Christ’s words show that it is hard for a rich man to be a good Christian, and to be saved. The way to heaven is a narrow way to all, and the gate that leads into it, a strait gate; particularly so to rich people. More duties are expected from them than from others, and more sins easily beset them. It is hard not to be charmed with a smiling world. Rich people have a great account to make up for their opportunities above others. It is utterly impossible for a man that sets his heart upon his riches, to get to heaven. Christ used an expression, denoting a difficulty altogether unconquerable by the power of man. Nothing less than the almighty grace of God will enable a rich man to get over this difficulty. Who then can be saved? If riches hinder rich people, are not pride and sinful lusts found in those not rich, and as dangerous to them? Who can be saved? say the disciples. None, saith Christ, by any created power. The beginning, progress, and perfecting the work of salvation, depend wholly on the almighty power of God, to which all things are possible. Not that rich people can be saved in their worldliness, but that they should be saved from it. Let us not trust in promising appearances or outward profession.

Can we see these words coming from the power of a loving God… as but an example to tell us how important our viewpoint can be affected by perception- the appearance of the things we see vs. how He sees them. Have we not found out there are no limitations to an unlimited God? It will take some practice on our part… as this is no little undertaking but it is something the Spirit will lead you through to the higher spiritual truth- to point to the glory of Jesus… our Savior and God Himself. To change our perspective is to allow His perspective to become our own.

To see the way we need to see 'the way' with spiritual eyes, not earthly eyes or perceptions we are already used to. This image comes from... travel.nationalgeographic.com

To see the way we need to see ‘the way’ with spiritual eyes, not earthly eyes or perceptions we are already using. This image comes from… travel.nationalgeographic.com

“On your last day… will you know beyond a doubt where you’re going?”©

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Life and death… sounds so permanent,

and yet this life is but a blinking of the eye,

compared to eternity, and many feel nothing

more from it, though they say they would try,

the question then is,”What do you try?,” to

find more than meets the senses you’d feel,

to wonder what lies beyond this life, to know

there is a built in hole in your soul so real,

find comfort in knowing there is a solution

to this emptiness you feel from… from inside,

it is meant for you to seek your maker, to see the

beauty of His creation… to get home and abide.

Home… and you might call this your home, NO…

there is a time and place He will recreate the Earth,

this world is stained by sin and sin cannot be

endured by a righteous God… nothing here of worth

but You, the ‘You’ He died to keep you from hell…

so think about this life’s consequences, your own

actions you will take, and strive for God… do well.

When even a thief on a cross questioned himself… and found God was next to him, and repented… the words from Jesus were,”With Me you will be in paradise.” Don’t you sense and glimpse the personalized experience here… one to complete the emptiness that finds man without God? I’m sure the thief did not wake up that morning of the day he was going to die thinking,”I have a Savior… and I will find Him today!

Luke 23:43 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/23-43.html/

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Revelation 21:1 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/revelation/21-1.html/

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away ; and there was no more sea.

Genesis 1:1 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/genesis/1-1.html/

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

John 14:6 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/14-6.html/

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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