Spring comes

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Keep your arms around

me Lord, don’t let go…

my arms outstretched,

yes Lord, don’t let go…

seek Him and you’ll find

Him God, don’t let go…

allowed us truth our

belief and faith was

granted us by God.

 

Allow me Lord to grab

hold and keep my resolve…

you solve anything I will

face, and keep my resolve…

my strength comes to pray,

trust you, and keep my resolve…

your time… your way…

wait for rain and God to

say,”Rise up and walk”.

 

I thank you Lord, 

my faith cup full today,

I trust You lord the

Creator, faith cup full today…

return diaspora, your God

delivers, faith cup full today…

Save us, O God of Israel,

Gal 3:28 leaves the veil 

torn, and winter into spring.

 

Either to the bottom or broken, can’t you see? There is one, Dear one… to mend the soul, didn’t you know? To heal the sick… the blind saw it and heard the truth. Please forgive me Lord, I submit willingly… and accept You as The Messiah, the Christ… the anointed one, the lamb that takes away the sins of the world. It is this simple, ask Jesus for His forgiveness (come as you are), turn away from the things devastating you (turn your back on the locusts of life) and seek God with your whole heart, mind and spirit. Here is another view of asking for forgiveness, and see if you won’t agree with me.

 

Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

 

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

 

Rest is found trusting the Word of God

 

[An abstract below is from here, a Matthew Henry Commentary on Romans 1.]

It was the greatest honour God did to man that he made man in the image of God; but it is the greatest dishonour man has done to God that he has made God in the image of man. This was what God so strictly warned the Jews against, Deu. 4:15, etc. This the apostle shows the folly of in his sermon at Athens, Acts. 17:29.

Romans 1:20 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:

 

Stand trusting in the Lord!

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I pray thee heal thine servant

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Do you believe because you want to… believe because you need to or is your back against the wall and “brokenness” is realized? God will not use you greatly until He allows you to be broken.

 

 

“To your good health” and more

they’d say by chore and way as if

to tell you of growth or wealth.

 

This is a spiritual war going on,

the dawn of lore a truth… a legend

based on its reality, quite factual,

 

history from start to finish, word

of God is the sword of His truth…

lost He not one sealed or set apart.

 

Examples of healing and other miracles have been attributed to: teaching of Jesus, the miracles of Jesus directly, being saved by looking at the raised snake… from a fatal snakebite, the wipe of the brow by a disciple (a believer) and the touching of this cloth… and other instances.

 

Genesis 4:7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

 

 

[An abstract (below) from this link… on 37 miracles of Jesus.]

 

Some of Jesus’ most astonishing miracles included raising people from the dead, restoring sight to the blind, casting out demons, healing the sick, and walking on water. All of Christ’s miracles provided dramatic and clear evidence that he is the Son of God, validating his claim to the world.

In validation we can do more than notice what was said and allow the Spirit to raise our understanding of what was said… and the things that were done. Is this not the same God Today, as He was then, and the same care is given to and for His own?

 

[The abstract below is from here, part of the Matthew Henry Commentary for Duet 33.]

None had such a God as Israel. There is no people like the Israel of God. What is here said of the church of Israel is to be applied to the spiritual church. Never were people so well seated and sheltered. Those who make God their habitation, shall have all the comforts and benefits of a habitation in him, Ps. 91:1 . Never were people so well supported and borne up. How low soever the people of God are at any time brought, everlasting arms are underneath them, to keep the spirit from sinking, from fainting, and their faith from failing. Divine grace is ( 2 Corinthians. 12:9 ) commanded. Thus believers are more than conquerors over their spiritual enemies, through Christ that loved them. Never were people so well secured and protected.

 

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’

 

Does “underneath” hold a clue to and for anyone of us- as believers? Are you underneath a condition, physical or spiritual, needing the healing hands of Lord Jesus Himself? I believe all of us fit this description in life a time or two. One must be certain of who Jesus is to us, so I ask you,”Do you know the Son of the living God?

 

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

 

[Below an abstract from here, Matthew Henry Commentary for Mark 11:24.]

 

And therefore (v. 24), “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray believe that ye shall receive them; nay, believe that ye do receive them, and he that has power to give them, saith, Ye shall have them. I say unto you, Ye shall, v. 24. Verily I say unto you, Ye shall,’’ v. 23. Now this is to be applied, [1.] To that faith of miracles which the apostles and first preachers of the gospel were endued with, which did wonders in things natural, healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out devils; these were, in effect, the removing of mountains. The apostles speak of a faith which would do that, and yet might be found where holy love was not, 1 Co. 13:2 .

 

Hebrews 2:8 YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET.” For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.

2 Timothy 1:10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

 

 

 

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,

 

Whatever one can believe of God or (personally) about God: what is heard or learned, trained or taught, instructed to do or demanded to do; that which causes hurt, harm or injury (today) is not of God. This is what Jesus/God has done for us and how much He loves us. Do you love Him the same?

 

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

 

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

 

 

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

 

God is not a God subject to the mercurial rise and fall of emotions like man or to things being unknown and this some how “came as a shock” to God? He is a constant… the Rock of ages. This does not mean God does not have emotions, as God is love, and know you therefore that love is a choice- more so than is the thought of love itself… simply left as a “descriptive term” for a (specific) condition one desires for themselves these days. Some people just do not know love at all!

 

[Below is an abstract from here, and simply titled,”XXIII” and covering Paul’s Prayers. Is this the God you could pray to? The living God of Israel is He!]

 

Jehovah, in its literal grammatical signification, puts emphasis upon the absolute, underived, and therefore unlimited, unconditioned, unchangeable, eternal being of God. “I Am That I Am.” But God is what He is, and is because He is. He is the Source, the Motive, the Law, the Sustenance of His own Being; and changeless and eternal He is for ever. In that name is the Rock of Ages. That mighty Name, by its place in the history of Revelation, conveys to us still further thoughts, for it is the Name of the God who entered into covenant with His ancient people, and remains bound by His covenant to bless us. That is to say, He hath not left us in darkness as to the methods and purpose of His dealings with us, or as to the attitude of His heart towards us. He has bound Himself by solemn words, and by deeds as revealing as words. So we can reckon on God.

          

16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

 

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

 

What is impossible to man is commonplace to God

 

You must have the faith of the Centurion, the desire to see Jesus from a tree… as did Zacchaeus (if needs be) or the example given us in the young woman that reached out to touch the robe of Jesus– to be healed. Once saved and set free of the bondage of sin and the illnesses suffered by humanity without God, to turn and face the living God of eternity and the knowledge of it is where faith gains in strength- our Joy in the here and now. I can live with either being healed… to work in the vineyard (the fields ripe) or to be called home by the Master Himself.

 

Healed or home… and healed means we get to go out and seek the harvest that much harder. The Gospel saves people from hell and by Jesus is the “sin debt” paid-in-full.

 

When dark is the mindshear rising above us

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It is in the darkness or the dark circumstances we find ourselves in we shall see the glory of God shine through! Let there be no doubt… God is in full control!

 

 

When what rises from our minds numbs us to our feet,

tells the body, if unhealthy, there is nothing it can beat…

be it then attributed to the darkness building in sight,

for is this not the “latter days” foretold, day into night?

Be it a something that is attacking your body and soul

but the world cries out to console only its own by its goal,

and then would decry a God which does the same thing,

God’s people or His Bride, His Nation Israel will again sing

of God’s glory… sits He as He is, Jesus Christ our Lord,

and “a natural” man thinks not to seek sure divine accord…

love is best realized when love is given without exception

and returns as freely… ready to supply your needs unction. 

 

Scripture tells us we only see through the glass darkly, in 1 Corinthians 13:12, and if we can see/look through a glass darkly then we can feel the same way, can’t we? Feeling is to Spirit what sight is to the senses… and that feeling can be influenced by God for His Will to be completed on Earth. Pray God is not yet finished with you or in sharing your own heart for Him to an unknowing world. 

 

1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-corinthians/13-12.html

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

 

Acts 17:3 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/acts/17-3.html

3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

 

2 Corinthians 11:30 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/2-corinthians/11-30.html

30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

 

[Below is an abstract from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)… for 2 Corinthians 11, verses 22-33.]

It may well lead us to inquire whether or not we really are followers of Christ. Here we may study patience, courage, and firm trust in God. Here we may learn to think less of ourselves; and we should ever strictly keep to truth, as in God’s presence; and should refer all to his glory, as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for evermore.

Beloved, are you not known by God… of course you are? When you are God’s own and are known: all issues are laid at the altar, prayed over and left there… knowing you’ve just left them in God’s hands to care for.

Under Psalms 27 we are told… and by Matthew Henry here in abstract below the scripture.

 

Of David.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.

 

Ezekiel 22:14 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ezekiel/22-14.html

14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.

 

Do you know the God that reveals Himself to you?

 

Hebrews 1:10 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/hebrews/1-10.html

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

 

Daniel 6:26-27 26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. 27 He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”

 

Water from a rock?

 

 Then there was the pool at Bethesda, meaning “house of mercy” or “flowing water”, by the Shepherd’s Gate, and healing was commonly seen when an angel would stir the waters. Yes, there were healing waters in Jerusalem.

[Expositors generally agree that the virtue this pool had was supernatural. Here is where an abstract was taken for your viewing below.]

God is a free agent in dispensing his favours.(2.) The operation of the medicine: Whoever first stepped in was made whole. here is, [1.] miraculous extent of the virtue as to the diseases cured; what disease soever it was, this water cured it. Natural and artificial baths are as hurtful in some cases as they are useful in others, but this was a remedy for every malady, even for those that came from contrary causes. The power of miracles succeeds where the power of nature succumbs.

All one has to do is believe God can do this… and to accept divine decree of the God of Israel. Below comes as an abstract from this dictionary, for the names of God, and here it is  on yhwh.

From the wilderness experience of bitter waters at Marah emerges another such “name”: Yahweh Rophe (“The Lord who heals, ” Exod 15:26; cf. Psalm 103:3)

 

Isaiah 53:4-5 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

 

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

 

Exodus 15:26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

 

Of David.

Psalm 103:1-3 1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 

[Please look to the link for Genesis 2, under (4)(a), and a brief abstract below… ]

(4) In his redemptive relation to man, Jehovah has seven compound names which reveal Him as meeting every need of man from his lost state to the end. These compound names are:

(a) Jehovah-jireh, “the Lord will provide” Genesis 22:13 Genesis 22:14 i.e., will provide a sacrifice; (b) Jehovah-rapha, “the Lord that healeth” Exodus 15:26 . That this refers to physical healing the context shows, but the deeper healing of soul malady is implied.

On Psalm 6 below and thoughts by Matthew Henry here.

Psalm 6:1-2 1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Luke 7:22 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/7-22.html

22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

Matthew 15:31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

 

[Below is from here, and in abstract, on Matt 15.]

Miracles, which are the matter of our wonder, must be the matter of our praise; and mercies, which are the matter of our rejoicing, must be the matter of our thanksgiving. Those that were healed, glorified God; if he heal our diseases, all that is within us must bless his holy name; and if we have been graciously preserved from blindness, and lameness, and dumbness, we have as much reason to bless God as if we had been cured of them; nay, and the standers-by glorified God. Note, God must be acknowledged with praise and thankfulness in the mercies of others as in our own. They glorified him as the God of Israel, his church’s God, a God in covenant with his people, who hath sent the Messiah promised; and this is he. See Lu. 1:68 . Blessed be the Lord God of Israel.

Sing unto the Lord a new song, for He he has done great and marvelous things.

 

until they were healed.

 

Won’t you try to look at God and humanity with a different heart?

 

Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

In asking Jesus to heal simply by speaking, the centurion shows that he accepted the authority of Christ’s word. No one can have real faith if they reject the Word of God.

 

Unity of God is complete when we find God first loved us… before we accept(ed) Him in our lives!

 

Psalm 30:2 LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

{On healinga second in a Series of three.}

In a time for healing… pray God is near!

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Healing, what does man know about healing indeed? Man can offer up a: curative, poultice, and these days… with advanced medicine, man can only aid in the comfort of someone whose time has been completed and nearer to the arms of God Himself. Please keep in mind this really applies only to those used to hearing God’s voice and are willing to listen… and respond to the calling placed on their hearts by their faith. To have the faith of a child… to trust in the soundness of what we have been told, in God’s word; which is found in reading and searching through scripture. Therein is where true comfort and truth are found.

Let’s start with something common to man, all mankind, and that would be the health struggles some of us will go through. Here we are speaking about being healthy or staying that way. This is not always the case, and understanding what we should do when given a “specific diagnosis”, to pray… direct God’s loving energy to come to all involved in the procedures we face- and these steps with life and hope. The “Pauline” substance of his message to us- count it all Joy is the message.

What we might have to face personally will be individually different but our confidence is not found coming from the humans hands taking care of us. At that, we must also realize God has brought these same amazing people together and how we go through the trials we face are the “barometer” they will see. If as believers in Jesus Christ, our faith in what we do and say will speak louder to the hearts of many we come into contact with. A healing is not always for the afflicted… sight is not just given to the blind but for those of us watching. This exemplifies the sharing of the “Good News”, doesn’t it?

It is not how can we have “Joy” in circumstances like this… but it is how can we not. Our confidence is placed in a “higher source” and so counterintuitive to any regular view life holds. In other words, we know where our hope comes from.

 

Heal me, O Lord

 

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

 

 

Do you know Him and trust Him?

 

Romans 8:9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

 

 Psalm 118:24 KJV

24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Philippians 1:18 KJV

18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

 

[This is an abstract from here, in Matthew Henry, on Acts 10:38]

They knew more particularly that he healed all that were oppressed of the devil, and helped them from under his oppressing power. By this it appeared not only that he was sent of God, as it was a kindness to men, but that he was sent to destroy the works of the devil; for thus he obtained many a victory over him.

Faith has reference to a testimony, and the Christian faith is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, it is built upon the testimony given by them.

 

Christianity is not a mere religion humans practice; it is a confident way of living based on what God has done in Christ.

 

Healing

hel’-ing (marpe’, te`alah, kehah):

In the Old Testament this word is always used in its figurative sense; marpe’, which literally means “a cure,” is used in Jeremiah 14:19 twice, and in Malachi 4:2; te`alah, which literally means “an irrigation canal,” here means something applied externally, as a plaster, in which sense it is used metaphorically in Jeremiah 30:13; kehah occurs only in Nahum 3:19 the King James Version and is translated “assuagings” in the Revised Version (British and American).

In the New Testament 5 times the verb is therapeuo; once (Acts 10:38) iaomai; in the other passages it is either iama, as in 1 Corinthians 12:9-30, or iasis, as in Acts 4:22, derivatives from this verb

 

I cried out and thou hast healed me!

 

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Psalm 126:2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”

“ … I am convinced neither life or death,… “

 

Can it be any plainer than this?

To carry no longer… no longer!

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To carry no longer… a date established,

no more to disobey the risen Messiah…

living waters and the morals characterize

the metaphor of a rock, not wind… Moriah,

but the scales of time granted us appear

to be nearing their fulness, sure prophecy,

as it was told us about the Messiah and

His first coming… this is God’s decency…

rejection coming will laugh and sneer at

the thought of there being a God to care,

look around at the suffering, they’ll say…

the message is either wheat or tied-tare,

love for love, or is it love to hate the love

and this is the reason to find His work

being done… your hands, I’d love to Lord

and guide me which way, this do not shirk

or shrink back to a selfless little doubt…

quit your integrity or comfort, to turn back

from the ways of God… face God as the

“Pearl of great choice” or what you’d lack,

have you planted seeds… good seeds on

fertile ground… that take up root and grow,

there is no where you can run to which God 

cannot meet you, drawn to, and love to show.

 

 

Let’s speak of Morality… or Ethics and where we derive them from- for the definition to aid one to surety of mind and heart of change… to change itself.

[Two brief abstracts below are from this link with the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Stanford/edu)… and equates more to the world view of Morals, from Moral Epistemology.]

Sociological: The best explanation of the depth of moral disagreements and the social diversity that they reflect is one of two things. (a) No moral facts exist to be known, since moral disagreements exemplify merely clashes in moral sensibility rather than differences about matters of fact. (b) Moral knowledge exists, but moral facts are relative to the social group in which moral sensibility is formed with the result that no moral truths are known to hold universally.

The Marxist complaint that the standard of impartiality is unjustly biased against the working class because it renders invisible their exploitation gives rise to the same contradiction. Resolution of the paradox is important for both evaluating such criticisms and understanding in general how to evaluate moral criticisms of epistemic standards.

Latin: O tempora, o mores!… “Oh, the times! Oh, the morals!

late Middle English: from Latin moralis, from mos, mor- ‘custom’, (plural) mores ‘morals’. As a noun the word was first used to translate Latin Moralia, the title of St Gregory the Great’s moral exposition of the Book of Job, and was subsequently applied to the works of various classical writers.

[Apple definition]

operibus anteire… leading the way with deeds.

Mater semper certa est… the Mother is always known.

I ask you, how do you feel about “Odium theologicum” and the current situations we all face… as humanity? Does this not feel as though it could lead man to false conclusion (falsification), for the Bible tells us to love your enemies. If one of the monotheistic faiths then: principles should be the same, examples should look the same, love should be the primary goal and Israel’s (and her people) rights need to be honored if we would desire the same measures to be applied to ourselves! If one source (as some have claimed), that being the Hebrew God is also theirs, how can the use  of modern ethics justify being against Israel or her people… in opposition to God Himself? This simply comes down to “You are with God” or you are not!

 

 

Can this be thought true, based on the morals of God, or is it the conforming mind of man to shape truth to be what some would accept or want accepted for their own purposes (found below and from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)?

Paul VI, Ecclesiam Suam 107, August 6, 1964

“Then [we refer] to the adorers of God according to the conception of monotheism, the Muslim religion especially, deserving of our admiration for all that is true and good in their worship of God.”

 

How about the legal measure of ethics applied to thought itself, if… as a Christian my own thoughts I’m sharing with you are emancipated from arbitrary or lawless: interpretation, understanding or thoughts contrary to my own beliefs- a “Habeas Corpus” to suspend any conclusion prior to reading further unless it would be used as an excuse to reason against.

The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that the “writ of habeas corpus is the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action” and must be “administered with the initiative and flexibility essential to ensure that miscarriages of justice within its reach are surfaced and corrected.

Teleology… (Philosophy) the explanation of phenomena by the purpose they serve rather than by postulated causes, and (Theology) the doctrine of design and purpose in the material world.

This has also been clearly stated by God’s word to man… if man would but listen. This too will be tossed aside, if Jesus is not accepted… no longer will the fun man finds to do be called that but “sin” itself- light will not dwell in darkness but exposes the darkness for what it is.

Job 30:26 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/job/30-26.html

Job 30:26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

So what are we supposed to do? Turn back to face God… on His terms and change/repent of what we’ve done, accept the “Good News/the Gospel” of Jesus Christ and believe Jesus is who He said He is– God Himself, The Messiah and Deliverer of souls.

1 Peter 2:1-8 1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby*: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made* the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto* also they were appointed. 

Here we can look at what the Centurion saw and concluded… based on a very real event (the ethics and morals prevailing) and the events which can still shape our lives.

Luke 23:47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

[Compliments of Matthew Henry, and for the link at Luke 23]

Luke 24:The resurrection of Christ. (1-12) He appears to two disciples on the way to Emmaus. (13-27) And makes himself known to them. (28-35) Christ appears to the other disciples. (36-49) His ascension. (50-53)

I would in turn submit to you, whether by legality (an implied importance to obey these rules, legalism) used and justified by any (one) religion, philosophy or thought (or their ethics/morals) against Israel, or their God, or anyone perceived as not being the same is simply wrong. The flip side holds true as well, If you are being taught: to lie, deception is OK, something as it is being applied to you without your consent or demands made are under threat of personal harm (duress)- you might buy an umbrella for the coming storm! 

“… in any need, service as for Christ ( Matt 25:40 ). At all times the duty of brethren is to strengthen each other ( Luke 22:32 ).The nature of the King determines the law of the kingdom, a kingdom of love ( Matt 11:2-6 ; Luke 4:16-21 ). In all situations the will of the King is to be the ultimate rule of life. And the King’s will shall triumph in the end. Human beings may choose whether to live under God’s reign or not, but he remains King.

“Human ethics, based on philosophical, sociological or psychological premises, or intuitive responses to isolated “situations, ” attain only a consensus of good advice acceptable to people already virtuous in intention. Biblical ethics, deriving from knowledge and experience of God but forged always in historical real-life situations, problems and needs, reveals unchanging absolutes, inarguable authority, effective motivation, and redemptive power. The Old Testament emphasizes that God’s requirements enshrine the secrets of total human welfare; the New Testament points to the man Jesus Christ and his intensely human story as embodiment of the ultimate ideal. Thus biblical ethics prove more truly human in the end, enshrining the Creator’s intention for his highest creatures.”

R. E. O. White

 

Moral ?2

 

[From Matthew Henry… on Isaiah 45:7]

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Verses 5-10 There is no God beside Jehovah. There is nothing done without him. He makes peace, put here for all good; and creates evil, not the evil of sin, but the evil of punishment. He is the Author of all that is true, holy, good, or happy; and evil, error, and misery, came into the world by his permission, through the wilful apostacy of his creatures, but are restrained and overruled to his righteous purpose. This doctrine is applied, for the comfort of those that earnestly longed, yet quietly waited, for the redemption of Israel. The redemption of sinners by the Son of God, and the pouring out the Spirit, to give success to the gospel, are chiefly here intended. We must not expect salvation without righteousness; together the Lord hath created them. Let not oppressors oppose God’s designs for his people. Let not the poor oppressed murmur, as if God dealt unkindly with them. Men are but earthen pots; they are broken potsherds, and are very much made so by mutual contentions. To contend with Him is as senseless as for clay to find fault with the potter. Let us turn God’s promises into prayers, beseeching him that salvation may abound among us, and let us rest assured that the Judge of all the earth will do right.

Matthew 16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. 

Here from just Colossians a link and sure view.

When Isaac Asimov can get it right… there is hope for the rest of us!

When “Olde” is again new

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[This is dedicated to my Sister and Dear friend, Phyllis Ames Bey, and a Court case that was victorious… July 9th, 2018. Stay strong Sister and know/trust God does not change!]

 

If there is anything worth accepting in this life it is love, and love seeks to keep all those under His protection safe from: the wiles of evil plots, plans or desires other than God’s own. We can repent while there is yet time! To repent simply means to turn away from what we practice (of the world) and to follow Jesus Christ… as your Lord, Savior and deliverer. This is what He did for you at the cross… your sins were covered if you will but believe and accept this as His truth- God did not come to save the righteous but those without God caught in a spiritual battle they can not win on their own! The cross was a tool for man (done wickedly) but turned into eternal salvation by God and offered to mankind.

 

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

Unity of God is complete when we find God first loved us… before we accept(ed) Him in our lives!

 

Let this knowledge become commonplace once more… in our lives as Americans- love sees the heart of a man/woman and not circumstances, race or issues we can face. Let’s face them together… with God leading the way.

On talking with God Part III… You’ll hear naught

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When facts become irrelevant

there are no absolutes…

to hell with Kafka’s frozen ice we

need to chop through,

this group think… thinking such a 

declaration frees them,

can we be so boldly arrogant?

Forgive them what they do,

to get it so wrong is to defy

logic and reason herself,

to raise little hands thought big

enough to raise at God,

so satisfy your thirst for water

and the water absolute zero…

the efforts cheered by man but

you’ll hear not God applaud,

you’ll find you work for good 

or not… either to do so 

willingly or to think your ears

alone listen to the sound of truth,

can you desire more than the

hallowed halls of heaven high…

not regarding whose heaven we

would help to create without proof?

 

Just imagine, nonwhite Democrats are being found to be closer to Republicans than to white Democrats. Does this blow your mind? If it is thought to be wrong, let’s examine the facts… from the Pew Research Center and this article here. The divide gets worse if you were to look at NYC abortions, in 2012, when there were more blacks abortions than live births. In Mississippi, black abortions comprised 72% of the total abortions between 1995 and 2010. There are some who would say,”Facts are irrelevant” but I’d say it is opinion that becomes irrelevant in face of what facts can tell us about our own condition and actions that will come from them.

To say you’d stand for equality but promote Planned Parenthood’s agenda biased greed… is to protect the next generation of children from being separated from the womb- babies can get in the way! Even an abortion advocate was President Obama… in his own words below, and the words of Alveda King (here) are but in opposition to the equality demonstrated.

 

Can one be “punished” by a blessing from God Himself?

 

[The one sentence below is from this Live Action article, February 26, 2014, by Gina L. Diorio.]

We’ve long known that the abortion industry targets African-Americans and minority populations.

From no respect for unborn humans (what Planned Parenthood is all about… a eugenics inspired beginning), to Woman’s Rights (under the banner of Human Rights) and to desires for marriage with an adult female- declared to be at age NINE or older in some parts! Is pedophilia the next psychological barrier being assaulted… to gain a view to normalization? Have you hugged your Psychiatrist/Sociologist today? 

 

 

We are quickly turning into “the generation” deciding everyone else to be irrelevant! Are girls nine years of age thought of as “full grown women” to you?

 

[From the link provided… and found in abstract, a link on being “double-minded” or to doubt itself. From the name of Didymus!]

Together with the noun ψυχη (psuche), meaning mind or soul: the adjective διψυχος (dipsuchos), meaning double-minded or wavering (JAMES 1:8 and 4:8 only).

James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Lose the furor over families being separated  since Trump has seen the light here but keep in mind “zero tolerance” is here to stay!

“It seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.”

Alexander Hamilton

 

The vote was no accident (the evidence is in Office and the Office itself)… good and bad are irrelevant terms to the will of Almighty God (and God cannot lie), and even if we don’t like Trump (or if you do) you have to let the history books tell us what they will. If we would stand together for “life” itself,  with our ally Israel and stand for closing the racial divide with a determined love of inclusion- separate but equal (segregation) did not work then and will not work now. Thanks for the idea Maxine but we are all Americans here (you have been representing) or we’re not!

This is no different than “zero tolerance” toward sin God has with all mankind! Don’t you see the comparative as a parallel as well? As soon as the House and Senate quit dragging their feet we’ll see change being a little kinder and a lot more humane than conditions driving people to come here… without the authority required to enter being asked for first. Let’s fix the divide and find a respect for one another comes from love first.

James 1:19-24 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

One is forced to ask themselves if it was truly God they would have talked to… or just themselves in the mirror? If there’s no sign of love at all… a love for our fellow human beings- some things can be clearly shown in the actions we take! Maranatha!

[The images are from here (on being irrelevant), and plenty of them.]

 

On talking with God Part II… Nothing grey

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Nothing grey

 

If there was but one more angel

around the bed…

she might still be here today, 

the bitterness that lingered on

for forty years…

“Bitter tears” is what he’d say!

 

Lord, if you were here our Brother…

still here alive,

Lazarus, come forth… the undead,

and if undead then alive and life

is existence…

meant to be glory to God instead!

 

If God is our portion then I will

face God as God…

strengthen my faith Lord, I pray,

You and You alone have the keys

to life and death…

place firm our oath in nothing grey!

 

 

This is what happens when man seeks to be God himself and people become little more than possessions- exploited and in the service of greed and desire.

 

[Below comes from Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, found here a great resource to use. This information is from comment on Numbers 5:19-22… the subject of adultery.]

This is the law of jealousies–Adultery discovered and proved was punished with death. But strongly suspected cases would occur, and this law made provision for the conviction of the guilty person. It was, however, not a trial conducted according to the forms of judicial process, but an ordeal through which a suspected adulteress was made to go–the ceremony being of that terrifying nature, that, on the known principles of human nature, guilt or innocence could not fail to appear. From the earliest times, the jealousy of Eastern people has established ordeals for the detection and punishment of suspected unchastity in wives. The practice was deep-rooted as well as universal. And it has been thought, that the Israelites being strongly biassed in favor of such usages, this law of jealousies “was incorporated among the other institutions of the Mosaic economy, in order to free it from the idolatrous rites which the heathens had blended with it.” Viewed in this light, its sanction by divine authority in a corrected and improved form exhibits a proof at once of the wisdom and condescension of God.

Hosea’s Wife and Children

Hosea 1:2-3 

2 When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the LORD.” 3 So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

This is also another definition for adultery… to replace or remove the affections reserved for one and give them to another- selfishly motivated. 

Here you can see where we go wrong without thought or concern to what God tells us in His word.

[Below is an abstract from here and on Jeremiah 3:6.]

If we mark the crimes of those who break off from a religious profession, and the consequences, we see abundant reason to shun evil ways. It is dreadful to be proved more criminal than those who have actually perished in their sins; yet it will be small comfort in everlasting punishment, for them to know that others were viler than they.

Satisfied but not saved!

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Tarry no closer with ill temper longer than 

need bestows commerce to give and take,

at odds with one’s attitude of life or place we 

take up… this too of God, to make or break,

how ideal is gain in this life, to lessen burdens 

and grant us joy (does it?) that one cannot fake…

the temper of the lost is quickly on the rise!

 

Makes thou way and manner to be steadfast,

resolute contrition to the sin state wherein found,

knowing the salvation offered us is from the one

true God, seek not wrath while still on His ground,

repent and turn from the ways you practice of

this world, practice applications of God so sound…

the temper of the lost is quickly on the rise!

 

Can there be only one God for one people…

monotheism is where the question comes from,

and from it the love of their God seen and felt

and those people seeking to form God’s kingdom

but this kingdom without the Hebrew God dwelt-

a kingdom of man lent to sorrow and grief, a pogrom…

the temper of the lost is quickly on the rise!

 

If monotheism, and some believing their deity to be a part of the same entity… or the same entity, is from one source… one God, then we (the world) should see the same activities stemming from them, right? Love should be the primary directive for everything coming under the “monotheistic” umbrella… the one similarity for them all. Is this true? It should be… if they are all the same God or there is obviously something wrong!

Those on the left (in the US) need to open their eyes to the truthGod’s truth– and love is the message we should see and hear and feel.

Mark 6:49-52

Mark 6:49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: 50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. 52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

[Below comes from Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise) by way of abstract, and being referenced from Galatians 1:6.]

Those who would establish any other way to heaven than what the gospel of Christ reveals, will find themselves wretchedly mistaken. 

Some would set up the works of the law in the place of Christ’s righteousness, and thus they corrupted Christianity. The apostle solemnly denounces, as accursed, every one who attempts to lay so false a foundation. All other gospels than that of the grace of Christ, whether more flattering to self-righteous pride, or more favorable to worldly lusts, are devices of Satan. And while we declare that to reject the moral law as a rule of life, tends to dishonor Christ, and destroy true religion, we must also declare, that all dependence for justification on good works, whether real or supposed, is as fatal to those who persist in it. While we are zealous for good works, let us be careful not to put them in the place of Christ’s righteousness, and not to advance any thing which may betray others into so dreadful a delusion.

[Below comes from Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise) by way of abstract, and being referenced from Ephesians 5:17.]

All God’s people have reason to sing for joy. Though we are not always singing, we should be always giving thanks; we should never want disposition for this duty, as we never want matter for it, through the whole course of our lives. Always, even in trials and afflictions, and for all things; being satisfied of their loving intent, and good tendency. God keeps believers from sinning against him, and engages them to submit one to another in all he has commanded, to promote his glory, and to fulfill their duties to each other.

John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

 

Here is truth… from our past to the present!

To be then judged by God

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If we’re in a spiritual war, and a physical one too, then we need to talk with the one that will be victorious- right?

 

Be not so easy to react, as the world does,

let us remember it is the Spirit in us to move,

we would think we could tell when the Spirit

allows balance, not pride or arrogance remove?

Light can be seen in the remotest and darkest

valleys, even denied… light as light is a constant,

God is the Creator of the fabric of time and space

and they are but folds to be removed, restraint,

it is by grace and extreme patience we exist so…

life is fragile in our weaknesses… but in His hand

to learn the almighty cares for each of us called

or elect but when called we are to make His stand,

know when you come to the valley of the shadow 

of death it is death that will suffer and not you,

for those under the hand of God, protected, is

eternal life (begun here) and know it’s true,

“Death, where is thy sting?” This comes to our

realization of life being endless, not passing

except from one life to the next… to continue

to be then judged by God, His choice lasting.

 

1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV

https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-corinthians/15-55.html

1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

 

[Found below, this is an abstraction from here (covering 1 Corinthians 15) and about this.]

The word resurrection, usually points out our existence beyond the grave. Of the apostle’s doctrine not a trace can be found in all the teaching of philosophers. The doctrine of Christ’s death and resurrection, is the foundation of Christianity. Remove this, and all our hopes for eternity sink at once. And it is by holding this truth firm, that Christians stand in the day of trial, and are kept faithful to God. We believe in vain, unless we keep in the faith of the gospel. This truth is confirmed by Old Testament prophecies; and many saw Christ after he was risen. 

All that are by faith united to Christ, are by his resurrection assured of their own. The proof of the resurrection of the body is the resurrection of our Lord. Even those who died in the faith, had perished in their sins, if Christ had not risen. All who believe in Christ, have hope in him, as a Redeemer; hope for redemption and salvation by him; but if there is no resurrection, or future recompence, their hope in him can only be as to this life.

 

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

 

Psalm143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

 

[Below is found in abstract… from here.]

This hope, which seems to burst through the boundaries of death, is expressed in more apocalyptic terms in Isaiah 65:17-19. Daniel envisions a resurrection and judgment assigning those raised to everlasting life or everlasting shame and contempt ( Dan 12:1-3 ). To die, however, generally meant that one entered the mysterious underworld beyond of Sheol or Hades.

 

[Below is also in abstraction, found here.]

have not the knowledge of God–and so know not His power in the resurrection ( Matthew 22:29 ). Stronger than “are ignorant of God.” An habitual ignorance: wilful, in that they prefer to keep their sins, rather than part with them, in order to know God (compare John 7:17 , 1 Peter 2:15 ).