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I thank thee Lord

for thy mighty love…

that thou hath shared

Thy way with me,

for thou hath shown

Thy truth with me, and

for the ‘great hope’ thou

hath offered thine own…

Thine own love to

become mine own,

Thine own heart to

become mine own, and

Thine message to

become mine own…

when mine own heart

will love thee Brother

and Sister…

even whence doubt or

denial resound from thee and

wouldest kill the messenger

to stop the message.

John 14:6 KJV

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

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

Mark 11:23 KJV

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 19:24 KJV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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