“Love without end”

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The moon turned strange, at an odd slant,
it almost looks as though it is smiling
but there are none of the signs of it
being friendly, no Cheshire cat filing
his claws here or regard for now dried
blood on them, and he turns to face
the world, and grinning… the blank
and empty stare tells of it’s disgrace,
here is found but a mockery to love…
restoration of hope is not seen, trait
of God alone, mercy is then merciful
and found in abundance… dinner plate
come from eternal bounty… the breath
of the divine is to (now) fill the soul,
spoken of in humility, from the very
beginning of time without end the goal.

 
Revelation 12:7 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/revelation/12-7.html
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

 
[Below is found in abstract(s) here, for Rev 12:7… looking for Matthew Henry Commentary near the bottom, and those abstracts being placed together.]

 
The seat of this war was in heaven; in the church of Christ, the kingdom of heaven on earth. The parties were Christ, the great Angel of the covenant, and his faithful followers; and Satan and his instruments. The strength of the church is in having the Lord Jesus for the Captain of their salvation. As drawing with his tail a third part of the stars in heaven, and casting them down to the earth; persecuting and seducing the ministers and teachers. As watchful to crush the Christian religion; but in spite of the opposition of enemies, the church brought forth a manly issue of true and faithful professors, in whom Christ was truly formed anew; even the mystery of Christ, that Son of God who should rule the nations, and in whose right his members partake the same glory. This blessed offspring was protected of God. Being faithful to God and Christ, in doctrine, worship, and practice, exposes to the rage of Satan; and will do so till the last enemy shall be destroyed.

 
Psalm 55:18 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/55-18.html
18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
Isaiah 28:6 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/28-6.html
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
[From Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, comes this below, for Isaiah 28, just click the compare button (tab) and go to near the bottom of the page.]]
make haste–flee in hasty alarm; but the Septuagint has “be ashamed”; so Romans 9:33 , and 1 Peter 2:6 , “be confounded,” substantially the same idea; he who rests on Him shall not have the shame of disappointment, nor flee in sudden panic (see Isaiah 30:15 , 32:17 ).

 

17. line–the measuring-line of the plummet. HORSLEY translates, “I will appoint judgment for the rule, and justice for the plummet.” As the corner-stone stands most perpendicular and exactly proportioned, so Jehovah, while holding out grace to believers in the Foundation-stone, will judge the scoffers ( Isaiah 28:15 ) according to the exact justice of the law (compare James 2:13 ).
hail–divine judgment ( Isaiah 30:30 , 32:19 ).

 

This world sees a coming of a kingdom of god but it is not the universal Kingdom of Jehovah- the God of Abraham. See more here.

 

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Revelation 22:9 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/revelation/22-9.html
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
[Below an abstract, from here… on Rev 22:9, taken from Commentary Critical and Explanatory… near the bottom of the page.]
The punishment of sin is sin, the reward of holiness is holiness. Eternal punishment is not so much an arbitrary law, as a result necessarily following in the very nature of things, as the fruit results from the bud. No worse punishment can God lay on ungodly men than to give them up to themselves. The solemn lesson derivable from this verse is, Be converted now in the short time left ( Revelation 22:10 , end) before “I come” ( Revelation 22:7 Revelation 22:12 ), or else you must remain unconverted for ever; sin in the eternal world will be left to its own natural consequences; holiness in germ will there develop itself into perfect holiness, which is happiness.

 
The Four Gospels and what they mean to us and for us, especially this time of year (for Christmas, 2016).
[Found in the New Testament is Ephesians 6 and a means, provided by God (Jehovah Jireh) of protection for believers.]

 

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A Merry Christmas to all of you… believer and non-believer alike. (D.V.)

Russ

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“Worthy?”©

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A version… aversion to reality…
substitute the desire over truth,
this is when an adaptation to light
becomes the light, contrasting worth
as truth… as proof of enlightenment
attained, similarity will be assumed
as the rendering is accepted, in the
turning away from God and consumed,
worth is then the value sought… no
longer contained but self-serving in
its nature… now more demanding by
its hate, lowered from shame’s chagrin,
if deserved to gain attention… this a
false sense of pride and arrogance
but those taught and trained will soon
ensnare the folly of dignity’s durance¹,
and they will not spare the life of any
in their path to harbor indifference or
disbelief, faithful seeds of destruction
embellished by lies none can ignore.

 
1… durance, imprisonment or confinement… (and I’d add) denied heaven.

 

We too can be found imprisoned in our own thoughts, beliefs, and not realize it until it is to late. It is better to find the truth than believe a lie… maintaining a false hope and false expectation. The living God of the Hebrews died for your sins, the sinful state we have all been born into, that you might be spared from hell itself. Hell was created to house those kicked out of heaven but will hold all choosing to worship the fallen one (also)- the brightest of all the angelic beings. He was called,”the Father of lies,” and still is to this day and age- a thief of souls. In him is found nothing but deceit and deception, false hope and promises… for to gain the minds of people and be worshiped as a god is his goal. Salvation comes to humanity by Jesus Christ alone… taking away the sins of the world. Prepare yourselves and repent!

 

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There is no other God that has ever left the heavenly spaces to come to Earth and take on human form, to die to save us individually, and Abraham walked with Him as his personal friend. You can do the same thing Abraham did… obtain a ‘personal relationship’ with the almighty God yourself. Seek Him while we still have time to be in His grace and not under His wrath to come, won’t you?

 

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The choice is yours… and affects your eternal status- with or without God in your presence!

 

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“For the good of all mankind”©

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When can a life be unaffected by a fire that’s shared
or a belief as told when personal bias is put aside?
If there is any commonality, and there is, then there
is where it is seen being enslaved by thoughts abide,
for by bribe is by lie… is less than honest when stealing
glory from the living God, the God become man to die
for all humanity, there is no neutrality, and when you
abstain from Him as God is when He refuses to try
us as His own for our lack of belief… lack of regard
for what was done on our behalf, for the sake of life
and all that would claim to know life as their sole own…
where we open the door to evil and address our strife.

 

When a view of something, not our own, is perceived to be what we imagine it to be is when the very nature of our vision is obscured by this supposed bias- this belief that we have it right. It has been said, assumption makes an ass out of all of us. The excerpt (abstract) below is fraught with misleading ‘assumptions’ and they are detrimental to sound belief. The reference comes from the book, entitled,”The Future of Islam,” by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.

 

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British assumptions about Muslims, 1882.

 
Knowing there are many boundaries that seek to divide us from one another… in Christianity there is one that died for all. There is no need to kill or harm someone that does not believe as you… this has never been a spiritual need but a desire of a heart unwilling to share another belief of its importance. Free will has always been God’s will for mankind, and faith is fulfilled in the belief of God by one’s choosing to follow Him- for who He is… God. There has never a God willing to die for us, to resurrect from the dead… proving life exists beyond the grave. We will be with Him or against Him by the choice we make. Brothers and Sisters are we all… the image of God’s own hand, wed who you will and taste the Lord’s truth above thoughts of mortal men.

 

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The image for the bus is from here.

“All have fallen short of God Himself”©

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We can not be any less than
forgiving one for their mistakes…
to see as equals, in our love
of God, means there are no fakes,
to see as the victims of Charleston
and their families touched by hate,
to forgive the one that did such harm…
to go beyond what some call fate,
this door of hardness comes at
times with a smile so soft and sweet,
stay strong in God’s love… it is His
love that wraps us up before we meet
Him face to face, a just God… a holy
God, Jesus Christ is whom we serve,
this is the God that pardons all man’s
sins… not to receive what we deserve.

 

There is no one exempt: Muslim or Christian, Black or White, Male or Female… for Jesus did die to deliver you from hell or hellish thoughts here. All mankind are Brothers and Sisters… each and every one. We should be this and do this each and every day. We have but to confess our sins, accept Jesus Christ for who He said He was, is and will be for all eternity- God incarnate. No one coming after Him will do more for humanity and unless this truth is realized, and acted upon, there is no hope for man without His saving blood [grace] covering you from the gaze of the holy God of Israel. I would be less than truthful if I did not tell you, be you from Syria or the Sudan, Hong Kong or Thailand, San Francisco or Brazil.

 

 

 

Please note: although Jerusalem is mentioned over eight hundred times in the Bible, the returning of Jesus is mentioned (or referred to) one thousand eight hundred and forty five times. If the predictions made about Jesus (prophecy) coming the first time have been proven to be accurate [100%], then the predictions of His second coming will be equally accurate and will come to pass. Are you sure you will be joyful when He returns- strive to seek Him while there is still time. Pray for all of humanity… as this is the will of God- that none should perish!

 

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I can not think of one good reason for any one of any faith to do this to one claimed as Sister… or Brother, born into the very image of God are we all. Pray with love for forgiveness.

 

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“Don’t agree with a short lived victory!”©

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With Jerusalem mentioned more than 8 hundred
times in the Bible, we see it holds an importance
of: location, the authority of God to declare her as
His own and the occurrence not happenstance,
and we see, today, the PA (Palestinian Authority)
would try to usurp Jewish history, as Israel’s own…
eradicate 3 thousand years of her way, Israel,
to have a world body deny her as God’s sown,
attended by aid to cause of delusion and wry
glory of life, momentarily spared, but not saved,
this is when the psycho-babble of sycophants is
declared to sustain this life but it is to the paved
road so wide as to lure any and all concerned so…
with no life at all, not even considering one’s soul,
this is where the sacred path… the way to God is
bypassed, Jesus is the Hebrew God, not a foal
for a war horse… not to deceive the masses as
some would be the god of all I see, to perceive…
and tell more lies in the end than in the garden
with one, the fall, no faith came for men to believe.

 

[Please Note: this is one instance where political issues in the US infringe upon matters of religious beliefs. Due to the US election being so important to our faith… it is one instance where I will post such information (coming from the US) here. I firmly believe this country is (first) ‘a Christian Nation’ and the (supposed) separation between ‘church and state (as in a theocracy and the US is not a theocracy¹)’ has been both cause for disrespect and perceived to be an imposition to those against it- against Christianity and against Jesus Christ.

 

When citizens are subjected to: forced taxation to pay for abortion (Planned Parenthood) without regard to their beliefs or values, thoughts on ‘being in favor of allies’ but shuns Israel (openly), representatives of us and the US (acting as agents for outside International concerns… coming from the OIC [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] to supersede ‘Human Rights’ established by the UN for Shariah Law… the later came in to Irvine, Texas, under President Obama- and there is no form of ‘togetherness’ found when basic human rights are denied to anyone. Free will has always been God’s choice for mankind to implement on their own but it has been altered by man against mankind for: power, economic gain or striving to gain supremacy- almost back to the,”Master of all I survey,” mentality. I must add the later thought has been attributed to William Cowper… an individual that Martin Luther King Jr. often referred to. Here is a link to show Hillary has supported (aided) effort toward a theocracy (under the OIC) and that not being her own (?). You can also find out more here.]

 

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Secretary General of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15th, 2011.

 

1theocracy: If one was truly to be the example… the historic example of a working theocracy has been Israel, first and foremost, and will be the one that shall last in its perpetual state… eternal.

 

[The third Presidential Debate, from the Thomas and Mack Center, UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 19th, 2016.]

 

 

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No human being should be forced to do anything… they don’t want to! Is this Hillary’s togetherness?

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So you say crimes against children are wrong… and sit silent or you would still vote for Hillary!

 

The view expressed below is one, in my view, of how God sees (rightly) the laws of a religious nature shall be implemented by His people.

 
As to how Israel viewed Judicial Law, where the US has derived at its own (and other Western cultures as well)… stemming from theirs, is a very brief abstract from this link below.

 
This was the form of Divine law which, under the dominion of God, as the Supreme Magistrate, directed the policy of the Jewish nation, and hence, was binding only on them, not on other peoples.

 

Is this a 'common' perception?

When an atheist can get it right… why can’t we?

 

This did change after the veil in the Temple was rent in two… torn from top to bottom, and ‘the way’ was cleared for all mankind (an open invitation to the gentiles) to accept God, the living God, as their own.

 

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Right path!

The path to heaven is found on a one way street!

 

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“Created in the image of God, Part II”©

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What did God intend for us by saying “We?”
All humanity is called (then) of a sense… family!
God has declared by promise, through the truth
of the Abrahamic Covenant, man’s view as a homily¹,
thus shall the people of Israel be called,”the
people of God,” and will not God protect His own?
Of course but after Jesus, The Messiah, gave His
life for all mankind… now call upon Him, not disown,
and come to know the God of the universe is a
personal God… He walked with Abraham so close…
so close as to know him and his seed would fill
the world, as the grains of sandy beach, suppose
you too would find such a closeness as to be
cared for as if you, yourself, are lost in your mind,
and might even think you were right… to dislike
another… and acted as if you knew love but find
no love in your heart for: Israel (the very nation
of God), the Jews (God’s own chosen) or their fate,
the mind and heart acted on, with the action
we take or what we do, declare it to be hate.
Hate comes from a lack of love, found when
we are without God’s presence, for God is love
love cares for the hand that would harm you or
even kill you, Jesus said this here, not above.

 

1… Homily: a religious discourse that is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction.

 

Matthew 5:44 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/5-44.html
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

 

How can one do to another, unless told by God Himself (heard directly or spoken to; which includes the word of God), what he, or her, would refuse to grasp by harming another… knowing the same will be done to them… by God Himself.

 

[This is from, in abstract. a Sermon on Important Subjects (found here)… see below.]

 
Have you cried to God in earnest prayer, and used all means for that end? If not, it is plain you are an enemy to God, and love to continue so: you hate him, and practically insist upon it you do right. Nor can you pretend ignorance in this case; for your own conscience tells you, it is your duty to love God.

 

If it is the duty of man to love God then it is also the duty of man to love his Brother and Sister, humanity, since we are all found to be in the image of The Creator God. Can we not look to the truth of this statement… before doing what we perceive to be right- only to realize we have been wrong all along?

 

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[This is what God desires most from us: worship, relationship, understanding the relationship and obedience. See the telling of the scripture below found here.]

 
Genesis 17:22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

 

Isaiah 3:9 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/3-9.html
9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

 

Isaiah 41:22 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/41-22.html
22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.

 

Isaiah 44:7 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/44-7.html
7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.

 

Jeremiah 31:10 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/jeremiah/31-10.html
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.

 

1 John 1:5 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-john/1-5.html
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

 

Light breaks the darkness!

It is light that breaks the darkness!

 

Please come to a realization here, about the end times prophecies, everything predicted points to the coming of the “Day Of The Lord (Yahweh).” This will be the second coming, not like when He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey but as its rightful King- claiming back what was taken.

 

I would also point to actions taken at the UN (recently), initiated by the Palestinian Authority (2015) with a UNESCO campaign, yesterday, October 13th, 2016, the Temple Mount and Western Wall were reclassified Muslim, not Jewish, by UN Resolution. See the article for yourself here, and pray for those in Israel today.

“Created in the image of God, Part I”©

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We must remember we, as humans, were created in the image of God- each and everyone of us. Did it not say back in the beginning of the Bible… “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness… .” This can be read in Genesis 1:26, see below…

 
Genesis 1:26-27 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

If we are all created equally, in the image of God, then as Brothers and Sisters we should not try to force our ways on each other but instruct or inform each of us, and granting them their own mind and choice of what they’d do for themselves. One can only hope they might understand the importance God is, has and will be to us all… throughout our lives here and yet to come. For this very reason we are to fulfill God’s will, tell all of ‘the Gospel’ truth… the ‘Good News’ come by way of God Himself… as He lived among us. Salvation has come and to be asked for in repentance… turning from what we think we know to who we can now know personally, God our Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him,If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

 
To be sure of the word of God is to understand: firmness is granted to the obedient, fairness shown to those compliant… and love found in His deliverance and salvation- this is toward the eternal hope we have found true by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our mission then is to tell the world of the love God has for us all, as found in John 3:16- see it below…
John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 
Tell the whole world, this is the great commission, and is not simple a request but an implied directive- even to those whom you dislike… or those you like that might then reject you for what you’ve shared.

 
Ezekiel 33:8-9 8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

 
Under warn:
Zahar: warn, admonish, teach, shine
Niphal: to be taught, be admonished
Hiphil: to teach, warn… to shine, send out light (fig.)

 
Under delivered:
Natsal: deliver, recover, rid, escape, spoil take out
Niphal: to tear oneself away, deliver oneself, to be torn out or away, be delivered
Piel: to strip off, spoil, to deliver
Hophal: to be plucked out
Hithpael: to strip oneself

 
Under soul:
Nephesh: soul, life, person, mind, heart, creature, body, himself
a. that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, the inner being of man
e. seat of the appetites
g. activity of mind
h. activity of the will

 
[From this source… is come the Abrahamic Covenant below.]

 
A covenant is made with Abraham, the thought of which includes his descendants. In this the promise of God is to multiply the descendants of Abraham, to give them the land of Canaan, and to make them a blessing to the nations. This is narrated in Genesis 15:18; 17:2-21, etc.

 
Hold no part of a man against him but see that your view of man, no matter the shape of him, whether he is wicked or thought to be doing good… even in his own mind is warned of God’s truth, the God of Israel… the deliverer and salvation offered by God to the whole earth. No one can or should force a belief upon another… for the belief of God and for the living God is a choice to know Him and be known by Him- a relationship with the eternal God is what is offered to all mankind.

 
Ezekiel 33:13-14 13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

 

If we were to hold it against another, much to our own amazement, it might still be possible to find ourselves in the same conditional dilemma Israel found themselves in. This is where God dispatched justice against them for their iniquities, and not having been found in accordance with God’s ways- though they may have thought it was alright to do it as they were doing it.

 
Ezekiel 33:31-32 31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

 

[below is found here, under Commentaries (Critical) for Genesis 4, and is about faith learned through Cain and Abel]

 

But as thou doest not well (that is, art a sinner), a sin offering is necessary, by bringing which thou wouldest have met with acceptance and retained the honors of thy birthright.” This language implies that previous instructions had been given as to the mode of worship; Abel offered through faith (Hebrews 11:4).

 

God does not need mindless drones but He does want people to know He waits, for now, for people: realizing He alone is God, we need Him more than some are willing to admit, to desire to repent and be restored to a relationship with Him and to set about the work of the field- the harvest comes quickly and time is short. All the signs are nearing a convergence: many people claiming their way is the only way (broad is the path to destruction), people forcing God’s chosen to behave as they see fitting (supremacy is God and God alone) and Israel is not just a land to be claimed by man but it is the land claimed by God (El Elyon [The Most High God] and El Shaddai [Lord God Almighty]… The living God of the Nation of Israel. Maranatha!

 

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Images from here.

“Of yore… or is it of myth?”©

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There comes a darkened night of yore…
of myth… its manner is of darkness itself,
the night consists of those come to swallow
the whole Earth, to consume and to engulf,
draw nigh to God and He will protect you
and spare your eternal life, the life precious…
to precious to save your hide and lose your
immortal soul, none but God is so ferocious,
fear no man that can take only your life here…
there is one holding the keys to life and death,
beyond the capacity to terrorize those living
today, and would deprive you of choice couth¹
and of its fulness so eternal… the life of the
Spirit is this to be aware of, there is life to come,
and it rests up to your choice… to decide if what
you have now is most vital or would become
the core of your own trivial stasis, then inactive
to what God desires from you or (even) for you,
a pearl of great price² is found when it’s looked
for… none more precious is this by hale³ and clue,
therein is the difference between goodness or
this benighted blight come to consume your soul,
see to it that only heaven above is your eternal
destination, to seek God’s face your only goal.

 

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1… known or made known vs. unknown and unrecognized.
2… The kingdom of heaven is compared to a “pearl of great price.” Look to Matthew 7:6 and here for a better understanding. You can also find one more viewpoint expressed very well here… and pray for His acceptance, Jesus Christ… the High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek, to be your own.
3… healthy, fighting fit, as right as rain.

 

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“Time… and just how little we have left”©

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It seems like it has been forever… that Christians have said,”The end is near!” The truth is plain and clear, the end of things for mankind, as stated by Jesus Himself, began with the resurrection of Jesus. To a holy God time is not gauged by earthly standards or viewed as humanity sees it to be but on an eternal basis. To one that came from such a setting, eternal oriented, time is both present and yet future at the same time. Knowing what will happen, not speculative… the best humanity can offer, is the advantage to God humanity chooses not to give credit for when credit is due.

 

Lamentations 4:18 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/lamentations/4-18.html
18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.

 

[Below comes from here (under ‘Critical Commentary‘ at the bottom), by comparison to what Lamentations 4:18 tells us.

 
shed the blood of the just–(Matthew 23:31, Matthew 23:37). This received its full fulfillment in the slaying of Messiah and the Jews’ consequent dispersion (James 5:6).

 

discover— God “covers” sin when He forgives it (Psalms 32:1, Psalms 32:5). He “discovers,” or “reveals,” it, when He punishes it (Job 20:27).

 
[Below is found here and is but a view to become our reality, as believers in Jesus Christ, and part of eschatological conclusionfrom a Christian perspective.]

 
The New Testament, by spiritualizing the entire Messianic circle of ideas, becomes keenly alive to its affinity to the content of the highest eternal hope, and consequently tends to identify the two, to find the age to come anticipated in the present. In some cases this assumes explicit shape in the belief that great eschatological transactions have already begun to take place, and that believers have already attained to at least partial enjoyment of eschatological privileges. Thus the present kingdom in our Lord’s teaching is one in essence with the final kingdom; according to the discourses in John eternal life is in principle realized here; with Paul there has been a prelude to the last judgment and resurrection in the death and resurrection of Christ, and the life in the Spirit is the first- fruits of the heavenly state to come. The strong sense of this may even express itself in the paradoxical form that the eschatological state has arrived and the one great incision in history has already been made (Hebrews 2:3,1; 9:11; 10:1; 12:22-24).

 

In New Testament eschatological teaching a general development in a well-defined direction is traceable. The starting-point is the historico-dramatic conception of the two successive ages. These two ages are distinguished as houtos ho aion, ho nun aion, ho enesios aion, “this age,” “the present age” (Matthew 12:32; 13:22; Luke 16:8; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 2:6, 8; 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:21; 2:2; 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:17; 2 Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:12), and ho aion ekeinos, ho aion mellon, ho aion erchomenos, “that age,” “the future age” (Matthew 12:32; Luke 18:30; 20:35; Ephesians 2:7; Hebrews 6:5).

 

Can one assume, If such a time was foretold us by prophecy, there will be clear signs to pay attention to, such as: time frame of His (Jesus’s) return (know there will be two and the latter will be called the Second coming- Final Judgement), iniquity increases as do natural disasters, self indulgence will grow with its orientation, the Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, watchfulness is urgently demanded (1 Thessalonians 5:6; Revelation 3:3) and the Bride will be caught up before the antichrist is revealed to the world.

 

Parousia” (parousia), a word fairly common in Greek, with the meaning “presence” (2 Corinthians 10:10; Philippians 2:12).

 
Harpazo (harpázō) liken this to be caught up, snatched away, seized upon… See it from the Greek here, another article I’ve written here, or a list of articles from here. So how much time do we have left?

 

The twinkling of an eye

Can you ask to be forgiven in less time than ‘the twinkling of an eye?’ Did you know this is actually one of the shortest spans of ‘time’ recorded in the Bible? When light is measured from the cornea to the iris!

 

As to what we can then expect, as to conclusion and outcome, this is when and where Jesus will judge according to the authority given Him by the Father- granted God by God. This is when mankind will have no time… and the conclusion of time is to face certain judgement- where we will (individually) go for eternity. Please note… since God gave mankind ‘free will’ is to see what choice we will have made shall directly impact our eternal state- either with Him or without Him.

 
Equally directly the presence of Christ is conceived in Revelation 3:20.
[From this source is come this information below.]
The endless duration of the state of punishment is also required by the absolute eternity of its counterpart, zoe aionios, “eternal life” (Matthew 25:46).

 

It is a judgment according to works, and that not only in the case of non-believers; of believers also the works will come under consideration (Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12). Side by side with this, however, it is taught already in the Synoptics that the decisive factor will be the acknowledgment of individuals by Jesus, which in turn depends upon the attitude assumed by them toward Jesus here, directly or indirectly (Matthew 7:23; 19:28; 25:35-45; Mark 8:38).

 
Since it is neither unlawful to hate nor to express that hate (verbally) today in America (the US)… without considering House Resolution 569. So… how much time do you think we’ll have if this goes through [HR 569] before Shariah Law considers it illegal [to leave the interpretation of Shariah Law… to whom ever] to speak against their religion over any other? Even George Washington said,”The United States government will assure religious freedom, giving “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” ”

 

 

 

In regard to peace loving moderates… this is how deplorable they are– the truth!

 

 
See what the women of the world will face under Shariah Law, something supported by one party (led by a woman) prior to the American vote.

 

 

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What is the growing trend of ‘Moral Relativism‘ and how does it hope to shape ‘Modern Christianity’ as we know it? The biggest question seems to be,”In light of Moral Relativism… will more Pastors change to accommodate those with this mindset, slighting what the Gospel tells us, or will they stick-to-the-truth and continue to teach the Bible as it has been throughout the church age?” With the information contained in the Bible, mainly referring to prophecy, about the (very) last days swiftly coming, what has been told us grows increasingly relevant and of immeasurable importance.

 

[Below is from here.]
2 Timothy 3:1-5 1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

 
So what does ‘Moral Relativism’ actually say… to where, today, there are more people believing it to be truth- their truth. Let’s start this by saying the philosophy would assume there is no object (external to the thinking mind or subject) right or wrong, or nobody is objectively right or wrong. Imagine… not having to worry about being influenced or restricted in your choices or decisions. Ideally, if there is nothing that is either right or wrong then there is no evil to be found. If I do something which might be perceived as wrong or evil then there are no legs to stand on and it should be assumed it’s alright- correct? This sounds like ‘freedom’ here but changes when there is another person involved, in other words… what began as a belief (objective) can also affect someone else (then subjective) and if it is based on: traditions, convictions or practices of an individual or a group of people, and, according to American anthropologist William Sumner… in his work (1906) Folkways, argues… “no trans-cultural judgement about the rightness or wrongness of a culture’s morals could possibly be justified.”

 

So let’s see what happens if there is (plainly) a solid reason to ask students, at Yale, to avoid dressing up for Halloween in ways that could be “culturally unaware or insensitive.” Please keep in mind, this was a response to the University Administration’s insistence, and happened at ‘a place for higher learning.’ My view is they did not go high enough for what they learned. If this is a millennial view (a new world view)… keep in mind this group of individuals appear to feel: empowered, opinionated, demanding and entitled [spoiled]- also coming into the workforce after school.

 

[DISCLAIMER: The videos are to highlight not a culture (or any one ethnicity even though here there is but one) but an attitude… not adults but children thinking they are adults… not rational behavior but reactionary behavior… taken not by using logic but to an ‘illogical extreme.’ Furthermore, the F-Bomb is used numerous times- so be prepared. I’d guess ‘Moral Relativism’ here and having a ‘Right to Free Speech’ means there are some that might use offensive language, and it is not for anyone to judge based on a ‘trans-cultural standard.’ By going to look at them you do so on your own accord.]

 

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When anything can be done and there are no standards used for being either right or wrong… we are left with individual, cultural or societal standards we are accustomed to- in a generalized (homogenized) fashion. The fulcrum we see being used (then) as a standard, not being absolute, is selective and self determined at the individual level, a standard that has no center (being uncontrolled) and no regard for anyone else.

 
When speaking about Religion a curious thing is found… there seems to be a separation between one’s faith and one’s actions, in light of ‘Moral Relativism,’ and a complete denial of the importance of God to the follower. From this standpoint, one could seek spiritualism but not religion… practice piety without a corresponding understanding, where faith and works are to be seamlessly bound [an understanding coming from Christianity, found in James 2:18 or James 2:24], even to deny God’s authority and to seek what one will- based on this self centered and self oriented compass.

 

In the book,”A New Kind of Christian,” by Brian D. McLaren, we are given many reasons to question: heaven and hell, theology and Christian practices, inclusion of a worldview… even pluralism and ‘Moral Relativity.’ In the chapter,’French Fries and the Kingdom of God,’ is a line, see it below…

 

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“Postmodern theology has to reincarnate; we have to get back into the flesh and blood and sweat and dirt of the setting, because as I said, all truth is contextual.”

 

At face value this sounds like it could be valid but the more one realizes about what was stated here, it is but a means to render any absolutes (of any kind) as if they are without merit- without the authority of who said it… even Jesus Himself. Please look here for a clearer understanding of what the ‘Truth Criterion‘ is, in light of what it means to seek ‘contextual truth‘ instead of ‘truth’ itself. In this case, as it applies to Christianity, to imply,”all truth is contextual,” is a means to ignore or reject: claims made in the Bible… events and actions seen or told us, place a limit on what was done and say it was only specific to that time, people or place. If we were to live without God in our lives, and believe all that the world tells us is true, we would descend to reacting to things instead of responding to things- no better than animals.

 

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Matthew 14:33 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/14-33.html
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
John 1:17 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/1-17.html
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/1-14.html
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.
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.
John 8:32 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/8-32.html
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

If we seek to remove the authority of God from God (since Jesus [in Christianity] is the second person of the trinity) it is to turn our backs to God and what God represents to all mankind- Salvation, Deliverance and eternal hope. This would seek to turn Christianity into a form of religion with behavioral and psychological modification as the goal. It is for these many reasons… we need to pray for those that would: seek us harm, deny what is clearly put forth in the Bible and any that are made in the image of God- in effect, all mankind. Love is meant to be shared and given away… for there will be more where that came from but, please understand, love and the truth of God is something that must be asked for. Pray people will repent, change their ways while there is yet time to do so, and accept the gift of eternal life from Jesus the Messiah… the Christ, and believe in Him with your whole heart.
[Below are abstracts on ‘Truth’ and are found here.]
The basic message of Christianity is termed “the truth, ” and believers know the truth, and can discern that no lie is of the truth ( 1 John 2:4 1 John 2:21 ). Believers are to love in both deed and in truth (i.e., “truly” 1 John 3:18 ). Believers are of the truth, which no doubt means that they belong to Jesus, who is the truth ( 1 John 3:19 ).

 

Jesus describes himself as the way, the truth, and the life, and as such he is the only means to the Father ( 14:6 ). Even when Jesus departs, the ministry of truth will continue because the Comforter, who is the Spirit of truth ( 14:17 ), will be active both in the church as well as in the world.

 

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

 

Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

 

P.S. It is my hope you will seek truth with an open mind and a heart open to the love Jesus has for us all. Is this your prayer… I hope it is? (D.V.)
Russ
[A future topic… evolution, how strong is this viewpoint.]
Can mankind truly believe evolution is more accurate than creation? See why it just got harder to pass this hypothesis (guess… sounds so scientific but completely ‘illogical’) off as being factual- here.
Some of the images are from here.

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