True sign (everyone still looking for authority)

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Auctoritas non veritas facet legume 

[Latin for… authority, not truth, makes law.]

 

A Roman leader of 100 men… and what he could have looked like.

 

When the day and times show themselves to

be: irreverent, boastful and pithily arrogant…

these will be true sign of the end drawing near… 

nearer to the rapture and the subsequent

last seven years of prophecy, The Great Tribulation,

the prediction of 3 1/2 years of human peace…

but a treaty/agreement with Israel will be broken,

a time for the Anti-christ to come, to release

the hellish nature of anti-life… anti-love and

pride of life will overtake any reason mankind

can use to justify his own actions toward any

people who may believe differently… to find

this same disregard will carry on and much

worse than this will mankind know and see,

the great deception will be to heal from a 

fatal head wound to seal up particularity

but without love no consideration… another

lie thrown to the bin of ashes, man’s Rubicon,

but to acknowledge the God of love now will

remove the barriers of wonder by Bergeron.

 

 

Auribus teen lupus 

[Latin for… I hold a wolf by the ears.]

Are your beliefs as strong as they can be? They’d better be! Pray for strength.

 

Are you ready for a worldwide religion, enforced by one theocracy, with all applications to society being ruled by but one? Can you say “Shariah Law”… it’s already here!

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Real places and real people

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Who has ever lived with their own philosophy

intact, in a bubble, and found good reason?

If there is a God… may I be found by Him and

looking for the truth of his existence, not abrasion,

the rubbing away of thoughts on God to render

us a smooth stone without inscription or purpose,

to take “The Good News- The Gospel” and life

eternal as “mumbo-jumbo” is secular cowardice.

 

 

With the explosion of interest in Reiki, it must be understood as a portal to spiritual involvement and modified by physical movement. Let me explain…

 

The chakras act as conduits or conductors for what is called kundalini or serpent energy. They say this force lies coiled but dormant at the base of the spine like a snake. When awakened during meditation, it is supposed to travel up the spine activating each chakra as it surges upward. When the kundalini force hits the crown chakra, the person experiences enlightenment or Self-realization. This mystical current results in the person knowing himself to be God.

 

This doesn’t sound very Christian to me, and you? Why then are there so many people running to it? Would you say reason is being implemented here or not?

 

1 Kings 9:15 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

 

Obvious to any thinking and rational being, the Temple Mount (the wall of Jerusalem) holds to reason for sorrow: loss of the Temple, a historic monument with Israeli claims of origination and exclusivity to culture, and precious in past grandeur to prophecy foretold. One group plans to rebuild the Temple, just look to this link. This also speaks loudly with thought of Daniel’s prediction, found in Daniel 11:31. Of the 1,817 prophecies made throughout the Bible… all of those told us in the OT (Old Testament) have been fulfilled. I see an obvious pattern, and you?

Hazor was an area with vast importance to commerce and power affiliated with it. See one such article on Hazor here.

Daniel 11:31 “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.

Megiddo and Gezer hold significant truth to the faith of Christianity, and spoken of in the OT (Old Testament).

Here is an article on Gezer and the bilingual Boundary Stone being discovered there and at Megiddo, the Chapel of the Centurion, where is found tiles with inlay… and an inscription,”God Jesus Christ.”

Geological evidence is proving one story against another… when present! See this for yourself here. Reason… let’s use it and not just say it is the cause for disbelief- the the relief of reason is more like it!

Matthew 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

(27-31) Christ casts out a dumb spirit.

Statement by Peter W. (an atheist)

Follow reason and the facts and you will never find God. God – like all gods – however can be found in delusion and the imagination.

Yotam Tepper a Ph.D. candidate at Tel Aviv University with a dissertation in progress on Legio in the Roman Period. As a researcher and archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), he has directed numerous excavations and surveys in Israel for the last 12 years. His latest project includes survey and excavation in the region of the Roman military camp at Legio (el-Lajjun). As part of this work, he conducted extensive excavation at the Megiddo prison compound where a Christian Prayer Hall from the end of the Roman period was discovered. His research focuses on the Roman Period, with special interest in the daily life of civilians and soldiers.

 

[… Tepper also uncovered the famous 3rd-century Christian prayer

hall at Megiddo Prison, the mosaics of which bore dedicatory in-

scripting to “God Jesus Christ,” including one sponsored by a centurion

named Gaianus.]

 

A centurion was in charge of one hundred (100) soldiers… and in a place of command and recorded as in a position of great authority and respect.

 

[The abstract below if from Matthew Henry Commentary]  

Nature may make us earnest, but it is only grace that can work faith. Christ touched their eyes. He gives sight to blind souls by the power of his grace going with his word, and he puts the cure upon their faith. In Christ is enough for all. And whatever our wants and burdens are, we need no more for supply and support, than to share in the mercy of our Lord Jesus.

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This sounds like it is being spoken by a man in authority, in fact an officer in the Roman army, one whom regards his servant and would have the faith in Jesus to make such a claim (for help) and marches past the imaginary (figment of mind) to practical and real anticipation. See this below.

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.

Then there is the atheist turned christian… by what he looked for to disprove veracity and authenticity of the Bible (and its claims) and turns his opinion on its head- one Lee Strobel. Reason… reason leads to truth and conviction comes by the holy Spirit.

“Once again Lee lays out a clear, perfectly reasoned argument– this time, showing that God is alive and working in miraculous ways in our world right now.”

SHEILA WALSH

SINGER, SPEAKER, TV HOST, AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

If one would need more to ponder on, let them find good reason to do so!

We have two choices, mankind’s answer to reason…

 

Man’s reason for antagonism, supremacy!

 

or God’s view of our purpose?

 

Seek God’s purpose for your life and you will not be disappointed!

To return God’s love

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When is it a person changes from having 

a belief in innocence, to innocently believe,

into a person who is so skeptical they would

disbelieve the obvious… to suspend or relieve

what anyone else believes, to be so angry

when someone would speak of their conviction…

their faith… their reason to have caused such

a rash decision, they’d say, from sure rejection,

to belief of nothing more than what the eye

can see… hand can touch… mind can so accept;

which limits the spirit to their mind and own way

but does not show smallness or greatness except

for the magnification of error, to think there

is no God does not make it less or more true…

congruity cares not for anything more than to gain 

company for sorrow… the choice belongs to you,

to stand for reason and tell of things to come,

the preparatory work to gain global scope and gain,

more to glory in than the self as believed- to spare

a soul, to view God’s own glory, or face undue pain

but what gains a man to loss of soul… to see none

with compassion… arrogant to a Brother’s Mother

or Father… to instill hate for love and be done,

Oh to be done so… to know the treatment like this

is to understand the circumference soon complete,

there will no longer be thinkers to tinker with your

mind or behavior- God soon comes in His time replete.

 

 

To be a child of the King… don’t lose the simple vision of believing in what you are told, either in scripture or as doctrinal practice, and remember to seek the “living God” for the relationship He wants to have with you. There is only one God, the creator of heaven and earth (the rest are nothing more than idols), and He wants you to know Him… better than you think you do already! Are you ready to be at the disposal of God… knowing He wants the best for you and from you? To know the loving God is to show love, and to allow (like a child) God to watch out for His own. Learn God’s ways and step out of His way… so He can lead you- He will be the true light unto your path.

 

You can be one of His own too. All you have to do is ask Jesus into your heart, ask for His forgiveness, repent (turn to face God directly) and seek Him with your whole heart! He will be found by those whomsoever are His own by choice, to know He first loved us is what is the hardest to accept.

 

 

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

 

Revelation 1:5 KJV And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

 

P.S. I’m planning an expose on those given over to the false worship of the flesh, and the spiritual destruction of the good, as it has been represented to the world, begun so simply- the movement of the body to open channels of spiritual influence… yoga and what harm Reiki actually does to those involved with it.

To spin the top named pedagogy

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Pedagogy has been a goal achieved by the

elitists upon the masses… the mediocrity of

the many, a vast mass of plurality, amass with 

ideals to be lived out on social landscapes

without dreams… the glasses of sand have

run their course… to demand your attention,

time and focus, yet,”… Look at me… ,” and

oppression politics- asking for them to wait

for the FBI report… it comes out and clears

Kavanaugh, on the way to SCOTUS, it looks

like the distract and disturb efforts are akin

a “match to a fire” in public opinion so loudly,

spoiled beyond measure… to seek benefits

without reason and reason without benefit as

the ideal/utopian dream would be offered up

without thought to consequence… then the

abstract a more pleasant distortion but for

the supremacy of punishment without feeling,

unmatched and no less tyrannical to avoid

the violations of: ethics, morality and justice-

even before the scope of betrayal vanishes

more from winds of change and select apathy,

to be found willing to pay for abortion as the

ambulance chasers and other vultures will fly,

as we tend to make our own bed to lie in is

to understand the power of the choices taken…

to seek and understand God, to answer His

call or be called unknown, counted as dross…

not worthy, the free gift of life eternal with God-

self sent away from God and aware of loss forever.

 

 

“I’d like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”

John Wayne

 

 

Ideals taught for the last ten years will come back to severely impact us all. Remember the education (indoctrination) given us in Fla. or Tenn. back when? This was something set in motion by the democrats in control– before the transition of power between Obama and Trump. The faux-elite academic and millennial expectation form a platform for this neo-bourgeois mindset. Dog-eats-dog mentality and tolerance not given a passing fancy. This is when education is left a shell of its former self and it transforms into a polarized/weaponized thought implantation method (akin to being taught at a madrassa)… removed from logic- something that will lead us all to vagrancy of: liberties to pursue, sovereignty of nation and the freedom of choice we have become accustomed to.

Are “Human Rights” really important to the world, as some might claim? Without evidence to corroborate the charge of blasphemy, a cleric issued… without evidence, now in the Court documents or records there is nothing to indicate a real basis for the charge against her- a woman’s life hangs in the balance… one Asia Bibi. Is this the time to stand together in disbelief of Trump or to stand and support “Human Rights” on a universal scale? Remember this, this one woman… still in prison in Lahore, Pakistan, and this country gains from our financial purse strings and is tax-payer backed (in a manner of speaking). I say cut the purse strings if: this woman is put to death unjustly, used as a threat to any other Christians in Pakistan (what can also be expected) or to be deemed a grisly reminder of what false allegations can lead to when extremist views are allowed to control all woman’s lives in their influence. Let’s restore peace to the Bibi Family… let’s get vocal here. Can we really afford such a detachment from ourselves or our country’s ideals; which speak of (real) equality coming with even footing for everyone? I also hope to see Martin’s “Dream” alive… to be realized and achieved!

When we are at our weakest state, depleted and drained of God’s Spirit… being the goal of any secular view, what we can do will be told us… where we go will be monitored… and yet God has been unchanging since time immemorial. Emmanuel (or Immanuel) meant God with us or God who dwells with us. For the Christian and his/her own faith, I believe it should also include God indwelling us. To know the God of the whole universe desires to know you and have you know Him is flabbergasting. To realize some things are bigger than we are and we can face our problems with God present or face them without God. Complete Godlessness is right around the corner… as is found in “end-times-prophecy” and foretold to us that none of us can say I didn’t know! 

 

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

 

The Sign of Immanuel

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 

 

[What is below comes from here, and is also considered to be Messianic Prophecy.]

IMMANUEL… 

God with us. In the Old Testament it occurs only in Isaiah 7:14 and 8:8 . Most Christian interpreters have regarded these words as directly and exclusively a prophecy of our Saviour, an interpretation borne out by the words of the evangelist ( Matthew 1:23 ).

Be a herald yourself… and tell others of the “Jesus” you know, and the love to be extended to the enemy also! This is Christian love in action.

 

A quote by Charles de Secondat:

 

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!

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

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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.