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??/??/2020 ONE MINUTE WARNING
??/??/2020 FRIGHTENED RATS OR BOLD AS LIONS?
?/??/2020 PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES 30
??/??/2020 PARTY CHURCH & RIGID RELIGION
??/??/2020 TONGUES
?/??/2020 PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES 31
??/??/2020 LIARS
??/??/2020 COMMANDS
??/??/2020 SKILLED SERVANT
??/??/2020 COVETOUSNESS
??/??/2020 SHEEP
??/??/2020 MUST
??/??/2020 REVELATION
?/??/2020 SIGNIFICANT SCRIPTURES
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??/??/2020 ~ One Minute Warning

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Darkness has a breathless cast.
In each breath a moment calls.

... hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
which are written in it; for the time is near. ~ Revelation 1:3


"Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have,
that no one may take your crown." ~ Revelation 3:11


Our crown of life is just that.

"... hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon
you as a thief, and you will not know what hour ..." ~ Revelation 3:3


"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me,
to give every one according to his work." ~ Revelation 22:12


But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious
and watchful in your prayers. ... ~ 1st Peter 4:7-9


His judgment is at hand
  ● Be serious
  ● Watchful in prayer
  ● Love one another
  ● Hospitable without grumbling  

Ever raise your hand to be counted or called forth?
It will be that way when the Lord calls out those who
have remained faithful in Him until the end.


Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
~ Philippians 4:5


... the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another,
brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
~ James 5:8-9


The Lord waits watching from heaven
Coming of the Lord
At the door

      Establish your hearts
          ↳ Be patient
               ↳ Do not grumble      


... I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who
practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. ~ Galatians 5:19-21


God has a stamp on unrepentant hearts and the word is NOT.
We should not lie against what He has declared, and has been clearly
stated repeatedly, as to what and who will have no access in to His
kingdom of eternal life. Eternal life is declared by what individuals practice
under His will and pronounced truths. The word will judge, not man.


... the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he
who does the will of God abides forever. ~ 1st John 2:15-17


Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for,
but that we may receive a full reward. ... ~ 2nd John 1:8-9


... hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who
promised is faithful. And let us consider one another ... ~ Hebrews 10:23-25


Many say the last days are upon us, and yet these happenings have
been occurring for millennia. The last days commenced when death came
into existence as people rejected God’s will to be good obedient children,
in His loving creation.


For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, ... ~ Hebrews 10:26-27


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23


By His word will be the gatekeeper
God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus

God is timelessness persistently. It is time that tests the souls as
an entrance fee. The common currency is love where hate is deducted
as debts. To enter His timeless realm one must adhere to
His ways over the delusions of man.


... if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
~ 1st John 1:5-7


Out with a bang all will strip clear
    Darkness     

Lie and
do not
practice
the truth

Light

Felowship
Blood of
Jesus Christ
cleanses us
   from all sins   

Either time will consume us or set us free of it.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins ...
~ 1st John 1:8-10


The truth of His word declares that we must come to Him in prayer.

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but
is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:9


... be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and
consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation ~ 2nd Peter 3:14-15


Qualities of character will be weighed on each path
  Looking forward
        ↳ Be diligent
              ↳ Be found
                          ● In peace
                          ● Without spot and blameless   


... warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted,
uphold the weak, be patient with all. ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:14-18


Often unnoticed each moment is an event of life
  The will of God in Christ Jesus for you:  

          ● Comfort the fainthearted
          ● Uphold the weak
          ● Be patient with all
          ● No one renders evil for evil
          ● Always pursue what is good for all
          ● Rejoice always
          ● Pray without ceasing
          ● In everything give thanks


... warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor
from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; ... ~ Ezekiel 3:17-19


... when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity,
and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; ... ~ Ezekiel 3:20-21


"Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming."
~ Matthew 24:42


"Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy
to escape all these things that will come to pass, ... ~ Luke 21:36


Hope and clean hearts not willing harm to life, with regard for justice,
especially for those in violation that they be held accountable for injustice,
is the destination we all are flowing into.


Only diligent hearts will find deliverance
Pay attention to the words for the time is near
Hold fast to your faith that it may not be stolen
Repent or your life will be taken suddenly
God will reward each according to their works
Hospitably love one another without grumbling
Establish one’s heart for God’s judgment is coming
Only abiding in Christ’s doctrine delivers the soul
Do not forsake assembling as time will run out
One cannot find salvation practicing in the dark
Be diligent to be found at peace in Him
Warn sinners least they do not see to turn back
If the once righteous fall away they will die
Pray that you are counted worthy before God

Heaven leaves all heartaches behind in His love

Darkness has no shadow.


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??/??/2020 ~ Frightened Rats or Bold as Lions?

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Darkness empties into the music of nowhere.
Spiritual strength is only found in His love.

The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
~ Proverbs 28:1


Normally people are frightened of those things
larger than themselves which they have no control over;
A lawsuit, close family health issues, financial concerns, the future.


The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
~ Proverbs 29:25


When men or his institutions take on a larger precedence than God,
traps are unavoidable. Often we put our trust or hope in the wrong people.


... Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust; ... ~ Psalms 56:2-5


Fear is most personal and extremely real for those that it entraps.
Fear exposes one to all that is vulnerable. There is no fear in heaven.


My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen
upon me. Fearfulness and trembling have come ... ~ Psalms 55:4-6


Unavoidable heartache is usually the main reason for depression,
and piercing hopes for escape from living.


... under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and
buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, ... ~ Psalms 91:4-6


When riding on the wing of God there is nothing that can not be
overcome. His Spirit lifts past all fears. Ride God’s wing of salvation.


"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the
LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. ... ~ Deuteronomy 31:6


... the LORD will be your confidence, And will keep
your foot from being caught. ~ Proverbs 3:25-26


... He said to them, "Where is your faith?" ... ~ Luke 8:24-25

"... They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated
knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD, ..." ~ Proverbs 1:27-29


To receive the blessing of His protection one must believe.
Without faith there is no reward.


Yet they say to God, 'Depart from us, For we do not desire
the knowledge of Your ways. ... ~ Job 21:14-15


The question is what is knowledge. Knowledge without spirituality is
prejudice without regard, regard for God in His creation, which is a
rejection of ultimate knowledge. Denying spirituality rejects the greater
depths of why we are. The shallow see no profit in that which is larger
than self. Concerning evolution, more a de-evolution is occurring as
extinctions and mutations are on the rise, knowledge. Nothing greater
than man is a poor premise in approaching all that is higher. Stubborn
hearts fester bitterness and hold blindness to all these higher truths. Love
is not so random that God had no hand in our hopeful awaking in Him.
Infinite beauty surpasses all that can be known as we are. That is why
it is called faith, a construct of God Himself to test souls of the gifts He
gives, life itself. Wickedness by definition is no desire for God.


... When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the
righteous has an everlasting foundation. ~ Proverbs 10:24-25


"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral,
sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns
with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." ~ Revelation 21:8


Choices will define one’s destination
         ● Cowardly
         ● Unbelieving
         ● Abominable
         ● Murderers
         ● Sexually Immoral          
         ● Sorcerers
         ● Idolaters
         ● All Liars

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power
and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7


In the strength of spirit mountains become hills
  God has given us a spirit:  

                      → of love
                      → of power
                      → of a sound mind

It is God’s own working that victory comes through faith in the power of
love settling the mind. The root of power and a sound mind is love.


Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher,
I will follow You wherever You go." ~ Matthew 8:19


... But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." ~ Luke 9:58-60

Many of us look back upon the ages of our lives and have regrets,
it is hard not to. Only an arrogant liar could say life holds no regrets.
Looking back is not necessarily as severe as going back.


... "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 9:61-62


Priorities put what is best as our concern
             Faith - Jesus     
             Family
             Business
             Property             
    Faith - Jesus    
    Family
    Business
    Property

It is when one conquers a vice or bad habit, that desire to return to
that defeating behavior can begin to entice a soul; Smoking, drinking,
pornography. For the battle against sin to be won one must plow forward
burying the past’s wicked desires. That is why He calls us to meditate on
those things from above, not the lower desires of flesh. The flesh is a test
to see if we are able to overcome and or control desire. Turning away
from the sayings and instructions of Jesus is what will condemn a soul,
this is simple truth. Concerning priorities, yes we have them. Family, jobs,
investments. Without placing the highest priority on the spirit places that
which is most valuable as often ignored or discarded. Desiring sin’s
experiences more than God’s goodness in defined noble qualities
looks back upon the evil that will devour a soul.


... However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews. ~ John 7:11-13

Religious institutions or leadership that hush the congregation often
hide behind their sinful weapon of fear; “You’re bad for not believing us.”
Faith is found through Jesus and not makings of men's own delusions.


... for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
~ John 12:42-43


... "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take
Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, ... ~ Matthew 26:55-56


Many profess faith as long as it is convenient. As soon as faith
demands sacrifice, no offering is made to please God, rather selfish
whims set in pursuit of what is dreadful, and perhaps later, regretful.
The trick is not following what makes one guilty, but commanding
the flesh to rise in that higher sense of justice and decency.
What would Jesus do always a consideration.


... Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest.
And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire. ~ Mark 14:53-54


... "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?" Peter then denied again;
and immediately a rooster crowed. ~ John 18:25-27


... And when he thought about it, he wept. ~ Mark 14:72

... Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself,
fearing those who were of the circumcision. ~ Galatians 2:11-12


... But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
~ Acts 10:28


... do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled." But sanctify the Lord God
in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense ... ~ 1st Peter 3:14-15


... For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer
for doing good than for doing evil. ~ 1st Peter 3:16-17


The call is to do good works under and through
those things Jesus brought to our attention.


Depth of character comes by belief in God
Fear of man is destructive but trust in God saves
Heart sorrows cause the spirit to desire fleeing
Be of good courage for the Lord will not forsake you
No matter how horrific God’s lifting Spirit is there
Faith is trust that God can calm all storms
Without God terrors will be endured alone
The righteous will inherit an everlasting foundation
God gives us sound minds with the power of love
People lack spiritual commitment when desires rule
Fear often inhibits one’s strength to speak truthfully
Desiring praise from men curtails praise for God
Showing bias to impress men displeases God
Sanctify God in your heart knowing faith’s reasons

Faith has no question God cannot answer.

Darkness seizes upon the heart of terror.


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?/?/2020 ~ Presidential Quotes 30


Darkness howls for it has none.
Hope for a better future is held in the heart of innocence.

37. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)

“Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top -
or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to
have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things ...
Life is one crisis after another.”

“People react to fear, not love; they don't
teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.”

"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with
carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, ..." ~ Luke 21:34-36


“Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice.”

“Capitalism works better than it sounds,
while socialism sounds better than it works.”

“The Soviet Union began by banishing God. The United States began
as a community of people who wanted to worship God as they chose. ...
Man does not live by bread alone. Those in the United States whose
desire to create a strictly secular society is as strong as Lenin's was
should study this Cold War lesson closely. Communism was defeated
by an alliance spearheaded by 'one nation under God.'”

But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' " ~ Luke 4:4


“As you know, the separation of church and state is not subject
to discussion or alteration. Under our Constitution no church or religion
can be supported by the U.S. Government. We maintain freedom
of religion so that an American can either worship in the church
of his choice or choose to go to no church at all.”

Jesus this song you wrote, The words are sticking in my throat,
Peace on Earth, Hear it every Christmas time, But hope and history
won't rhyme, So what's it worth? This peace on Earth.

"... with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
~ Luke 2:13-14


"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did
not come to bring peace but a sword." ~ Matthew 10:34


“When the strongest nation in the world can be tied up for years in a war
with no end in sight, when the richest nation in the world can't manage its
own economy, when the nation with the greatest tradition of the rule of law
is plagued by unprecedented lawlessness, and when the President of the
United States cannot travel abroad or to any major city at home without
fear of a hostile demonstration - then it's time for new leadership for the
United States of America.”

“What we have done with the American Indian is its way as bad as
what we imposed on the Negroes. We took a proud and independent
race and virtually destroyed them. We have to find ways to bring
them back into decent lives in this country.”

“The man of thought who will not act is ineffective;
the man of action who will not think is dangerous.”

"There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him;
but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man."
~ Mark 7:15


“The student who invades an administration building, roughs up a dean,
rifles the files and issues 'non-negotiable demands' may have some
of his demands met by a permissive university administration.
But the greater his 'victory' the more he will have
undermined the security of his own rights.”

"And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold."
~ Matthew 24:12


“There is an international disease which feeds on the notion that if you
have a cause to defend, you can use any means to further your cause,
since the end justifies the means. As an international community, we
must oppose this notion, whether it be in Canada, in the United
States, or anywhere else. No cause justifies violence as long
as the system provides for change by peaceful means.”

“A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has
missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does
he find himself. Only then does he discover all the latent strengths he
never knew he had and which otherwise would have remained dormant.”

“Until he has been part of a cause larger
than himself, no man is truly whole.”

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses
his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it." ~ Mark 8:35


“With all the power that a president has, the most important thing to
bear in mind is this: You must not give power to a man unless, above
everything else, he has character. Character is the most important
qualification the president of the United States can have.”

“Before we become too arrogant with the most deadly of the seven deadly
sins, the sin of pride, let us remember that the two great wars of this
century, wars which cost twenty million dead, were fought
between Christian nations praying to the same God.”

... these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from Me, ... ~ Isaiah 29:13


“Never be too proud to go onto your knees before God.”

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
~ Proverbs 16:18


“In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of
man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect.
The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

... wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from
your desires for pleasure that war in your members? ... ~ James 4:1-3


“To a crisis of the spirit, we need an answer of the spirit.
To find that answer, we need only look within ourselves. When we listen
to the better angels of our nature, we find that they celebrate the simple
things, the basic things--such as goodness, decency, love, kindness.
Greatness comes in simple trappings.”

One cannot enjoy what one does not have
  Look within our spirit
   ⮡  Listen to find the simple things
        ⮡  Greatness comes in:
                    ● Goodness
                    ● Decency
                    ● Love
                    ● Kindness

"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
..." ~ John 4:23-24


“For years politicians have promised the Moon.
I'm the first one to be able to deliver it.”

“For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all of the people
on this earth are truly one. One in their pride at what you have done,
one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth.”

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another;
love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; ... ~ 1st Peter 3:8


2)

“Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and
tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.”

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

“There may be some truth in that if the Arabs have some complaints
about my policy towards Israel, they have to realize that the Jews in the
U.S. control the entire information and propaganda machine, the large
newspapers, the motion pictures, radio and television, and the big
companies, and there is a force that we have to take into consideration.”

“Look at the Justice Department, it's full of Jews ...
The lawyers in government are damn Jews.”

“The Jews are irreligious, atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards.”

“The Jews are just a very aggressive and
abrasive and obnoxious personality.”

“The Jewish cabal is out to get me.”

"... Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~ Joshua 1:9


“I want a Goddamn strong statement on marijuana, I mean one that
just tears the ass out of them. You know, its a funny thing, every one
of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish.”

“The jawbone of an ass is just as dangerous
a weapon today as in Sampson's time.”

“Look, people get drunk ... People chase girls. And the point is,
it's a hell of a lot better for them to get drunk than to take drugs.
It's better to chase girls than boys.”

A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.
~ Proverbs 14:16


A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back. If a ruler pays
attention to lies, All his servants become wicked. ~ Proverbs 29:11-12


“I don't mind the homosexuality. I understand it. Nevertheless, goddamn,
I don't think you glorify it on public television, homosexuality, even more
than you glorify whores. We all know we have weaknesses. But,
goddammit, what do you think that does to kids? You know what
happened to the Greeks! Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure,
Aristotle was a homo. We all know that. So was Socrates.”

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10


God, of course, is the greatest philosopher of all.

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you
are complete in Him, who is the head ... ~ Colossians 2:9-10


“I know you heard what you thought I said,
but what I said isn't what I meant.”

... do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and
doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? ~ Romans 2:1-3


“I didn't do anything wrong and I promise to never do it again.”

Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?

“What a strange creature man is that he fouls his own nest”

Like a bird that wanders from its nest Is a man who wanders from his place.
~ Proverbs 27:8


... grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they
mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. ~ Jude 1:16


“I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is
completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president
I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall
resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.”

“I let the American people down, and I have to carry that burden
for the rest of my life. My political life is over. I will never again
have an opportunity to serve in any official position. Maybe
I can give a little advice from time to time.”

“My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes
was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think
Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should
have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.”

“I played by the rules of politics as I found them.”

... the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live
according to the Spirit, the things of Spirit. ... ~ Romans 8:5-6


“No president in history has been more vilified or was more vilified during
the time he was President than Lincoln. Those who knew him, his
secretaries, have written that he was deeply hurt by what was said about
him and drawn about him, but on the other hand, Lincoln had the great
strength of character never to display it, always able to stand tall and
strong and firm no matter how harsh or unfair the criticism might be.
These elements of greatness, of course, inspire us all today.”

... knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and
perseverance, character; and character, hope. ~ Romans 5:3-4


“Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not
finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.”

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God,
you may receive the promise: ... ~ Hebrews 10:36


“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve.
Find another way. And don't pray when it rains
if you don't pray when the sun shines.”

When we encounter tough times, endurance can be on the edge
of panic. Hearts beat and nerves stretch. It is incredible that during
these stressful times our greatest character traits either shine or
pale under the strain. With vision strength is established with control
where those without much knowledge crumble at the first whine.
Tested to reveal mettle, it is no wonder we are made to reflect
a higher essence in His light where He waits.


“You must never give up. You must remember that you have to take
risks in order to achieve anything and sometimes you will suffer defeat.
But the mark of any individual is to recover from defeat and
disappointment and go on and give it his best shot.”

For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again,
But the wicked shall fall by calamity. ~ Proverbs 24:16


“Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be
petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you
don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

Wisdom often comes from the coals of despair
  ● Always give your best
  ● Never get discouraged
  ● Never be petty

  → Others may hate you
        ⮡  They win if you hate them
               ⮡  Then you destroy yourself  

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust
destroy and where thieves break in and steal; ..." ~ Matthew 6:19-21


“If we succeed, it will not be because of what we have,
but it will be because of what we are; not because of what we own,
but, rather because of what we believe.”


History proves out that humanity has always been led by those
ruling from the shadows whether seen or not. If our character
is hopelessness, those that oppress us have won the battle in
defeating the minds of all that would be free. Trapped as ignorance
is consumed monumentally as truth’s candy; darkness is its’ color.
Opinion guides the blind where reflections of reality are the shadows
of all our troubles, real or imagined. A higher sight rises where the
clouds lift us in to His presence. If our hearts find faith exalted above
our heavy loads, a glimpse of freedom’s sweet taste remains.
Rejoice for all that treasure this timelessness.


When unrighteous turns righteous glory rules
In this world fear plagues all peace
The greatest test of faith comes to free spirits
Corrupt leadership creates a hostile people
Violence consumes those who perpetuate it
Only by submitting to God is one made whole
Power’s greatest abuse is lack of character
Wars among men are fought for greed, not for God
Schizophrenia is symptomatic of insecure paranoids
Fools speak what wisdom does not declare
God is more than man can explain
Endurance is the character of greatness
Hate is murder of the self
Faith supersedes all that is material

Genuine magnificence comes with no tricks

Darkness has an insidious silence.


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??/??/2020 ~ Party Church & Rigid Religion

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Darkness is detachment from the light.
Many seek true God where men would rather try to dominate.
Many edifices have been built to exalt our worship of God.
One must ask, is it for God or man?


Hear instruction and be wise, And do not disdain it. ~ Proverbs 8:33

What the Bible, and specifically God, tells us from His word
is to be wise in its’ application, not despising what He asks of us,
in proper worship of Him.


... things were written before were written for our learning, that we through
the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. ~ Romans 15:4


What has been written is intended for our edification
so we are able to be sensible in understanding our worship.


So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17


Souls must know truth for salvation
Faith = By Hearing = Word of God

By declaration it is the word of God that delivers our faith and not the
whims or casual desires of any mere man’s proclamations. Worship
is meant to please God as the focus and not the pleasures of man
pleasing man. Understanding faith is a matter of knowing His word.


... And the LORD said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people whom you
brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. ~ Exodus 32:6-7


Corruption so quickly and easily enters into the false worship halls of man
where greed and contempt guide selfish leaders. Exalting man’s ways
over God’s requests, and commands, pollutes all that would be holy.


"... made for yourselves a molded calf! You had turned aside quickly from
the way which the LORD had commanded you." ~ Deuteronomy 9:16


Man often wants to turn worship of God into rather a celebration of man
and his glory over that of the glory of God. People ignore that He sees
every breath in all of our actions. God is in the middle of all we do.


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you
have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you ... ~ Hosea 4:6


Key to proper worship is found in remembering what
He has given through His word. Amazingly, man continues
to divide and proclaim those things never instructed by God,
to draw the simple hearted and weak minded, to conform
under man instead of exalting God in His instructed ways.


... Then the king answered the people roughly, and rejected
the advice which the elders had given him; ~ 1st Kings 12:12-13


Severe religion involves the harsh hand of man where perceived
power grinds those hoping to find God in a blinded world.


... "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke;
my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!"
~ 1st Kings 12:14


Many religions of man hold the gun of threats and persecution
over those that would follow, or who would be forced to follow.
When man is followed in his errors, the door to God is missed.
Punishment is not found in rejoicing in God’s unveiling.


"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges
him - the word that I have spoken will judge him ..." ~ John 12:48-49


The Bible clearly states that it is His word that is the standard,
and not any excusing filled doctrine of man. It is God that forgives sins,
not a pompous heart exalted over the hopes of men.


"And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever
I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak." ~ John 12:50


The words given to us by Jesus and His prophets and apostles
bring us to the threshold of God’s own truth, and His desires of our
worship in the moment of life. The command is eternal life, and the
question has been put forth, where will you spend your eternity?


... But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves,
not having been baptized by him. ~ Luke 7:29-30


Certainly the proud do not follow words and practices ordered by
God Himself. Many people do not care for domination by what they
can not see and hearts of men more often blaze in the light of contempt.
Lawyers are well known for collecting fees without producing much.
Scheming and cheating is rampant in our social demise.


"... like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying:
'We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you,
And you did not weep.'" ~ Luke 7:31-32


Musical media & false praise does not please God

   Men of this generation:
        Children sitting
               in the marketplace
               calling to one another
                    ↓
     ● We played the flute for you   
               →you did not dance
     ● We mourned to you
               →you did not weep



False worship remains where people believe pleasing themselves is a
sign of godliness. As revealed in scripture, musical instruments, dancing,
and hoopla, does not approach the heart of God. Man believes he can
earn God’s respect by actions. Just because one feels offerings please
God by outward music or mere words of mourning, screaming, or praising
Him and His sacrifice - will bring His favor, often are misled and or
deluded by these smug attempts. God desires inward actions over
outward displays that more often are hypocritically motivated. If your
congregation claps during worship to the preacher’s orations or laughing
and clapping to flippant video clips, careful. Does your church display the
preacher on all the multiple plasma screens or present scripture for
examination? Again, careful following the blind who exalt themselves.
These practices are not to God but to the celebration of man. And how
does God see this foolishness of false worship? Children, not mature
adults, speaking to one another, and not to Him. More to be seen, these
ingenuine attempts to worship Him do not please Him for the focus is on
self expectations rather than God Himself or true repentant hearts.


"... 'This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And
in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"
~ Mark 7:6-7


There should be no argument that it is man and his institutions
that fall away from God, and not God falling away from man.
It is crucial to hold a genuine faith with God through His word over
the teachings of man. If your church tells stories and fables more so
than the actual examination of scripture, woe is the warning.


... "All too well you reject the commandment of God,
that you may keep your tradition." ~ Mark 7:8-9


It is the whole of scripture that needs to be acknowledged
to incorporate proper worship. Too often men pick and choose,
rejecting the convicting condemnation of their own errors, referring
rather to, out of context blurbs, to commend themselves as acceptable
in the highest. Proud men calling to themselves defeat the glory in the
humble who seek to find it, God’s own mercy. Men have no power to
reach into heaven itself, where we all should be listening.


"... narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life,
and there are few who find it." ~ Matthew 7:13-14


God speaks to the so called faithful, warning that it is not easy
to follow God over man. Courage and boldness in believing His word
drives saints to heaven. Casual Christians and or overly serious zealots
miss the focus of His simple message. In His word He is found.


"... have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and
done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never
knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' " ~ Mat. 7:21-23


Many shocked hearts will fall before Him who never knew Him, trapped by
their own hypocrisy. Practicing worship through men does not buy one a
ticket to heaven. Practicing sin regularly certainly excludes one’s access
to His kingdom. People assembling and accepting one another does not
necessitate favor with God, if behavior goes against His clear character
requirements. As said, one can not climb out of sin on the coattails of
another, and more often the other is a ditch digger, rather than a mountain
climber. It takes a devoted keen heart to avoid the lawless excusing's or
dominations of man. A herd of pigs is headed for that edge of death; turn
back from the group mentality and come to Him alone in praise and
prayer. Eternal life is a one on one relationship with God Himself. The
path to heaven requires a strong heart loyal to His call. Those offended
now, without repentance, will bow in shame before Him.


This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. ...
~ 2nd John 1:6-8


The simple message is to look to your own heart
asking if His word is the guide of your walk.


Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. ...
~ Ephesians 5:17-19


His will is that we hear His wisdom asking we seek Him from the inside,
and not remain blinded by the outside mask where man celebrates
his own unhumble greatness. He requests and commands we sing
of calm hearts free of outward distractions. Clearly, God has
little desire for outward displays of false worship, and will
examine each heart as it is from the inside.


... ... giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another ... ~ Ephesians 5:20-21


It is by God first we submit through Jesus Christ
that we find our bond with one another.


Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the
doctrine of Christ does not have God. ... ~ 2nd John 1:9-11


Again, the Bible is abundantly clear that it is His doctrine to
be followed, and not the traditions or dominating whims of man.


Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~ John 14:6


And it is by Jesus that God is found. It is His will that we come back
to Him in His creation of life. Man is not the creator, though
many are deceived in praising man over God.


Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship
has righteousness with lawlessness? ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 6:14


It is a fine line in knowing His knowledge that saves over
the lawlessness of man’s follies. People seek God and many
have turned away in their disgust of man and his habitual and
historical manipulations in lies. God calls and if it is ones will
to find Him, His word has been once delivered for our return.


Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit,
according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles
of the world, and not according to Christ. ~ Colossians 2:8


God’s word continually warns, both would be believers and
believers alike, to beware of men who would deceive innocent hearts.
God’s principles and ways come by knowing His word.


Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility
and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, ... ~ Colossians 2:18


False religion is like candy to the soul if restraint is not employed. Dead
statues to shiny artisans glass, there are many slippery slopes for those
hoping for things that are not. As vapors of lies rise, sold by those who
fatten upon cheating the truth, the innocent are consumed in falsehoods.


"... I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those
who keep the words of this book. Worship God." ~ Revelation 22:8-9


Notorious is how family and traditions can perpetuate false religion.
More a social function or habit, little true faith wells up from the heart,
of those who believe they know, and are saved because they go through
the motions of attending a local church of some kind. Casual Christianity
kills. Stubborn arrogance rejects His call to come. Weekend warriors,
always resisting, they dream of a prize that will remain out of reach at the
moment of truth upon God’s own footstep. When one relies on others to
do the spiritual work, one lives through the lives of others, or the preacher.
Eternity is not a one hour deal. Many fear the crash of letting their pride
fall and coming to God naked in honest confession. Regular scripture
infusions develop paradise beyond measure, and in seeking
His kingdom, all arrives for peace is obtained.


To entertain or dominate are constructs of man
True faith can only be obtained by His Word
Men can quickly become corrupted in themselves
Without God’s knowledge people are destroyed
Times expose religious tyrants practicing cruelty
God’s word will judge us over any opinions of man
False worship is the fear of man over fear of God
Outward displays of music/mourning can be empty
Visible dedication may not reflect true sincerity
Traditions may actually nullify God’s commands
It is difficult to follow God over man
False worship deceives by insincere actions
Men swap understanding God’s will for flesh urges
If God is God, all must come to Him through Jesus

In pursuit of God one must hear His word.

Darkness falls where there is no place.


Coming to God involves the moment, not the building or location.
God is not interested in dust, but the life in the hearts of men.


There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12


We all have diverse experiences leading back to God, and each of us has
in common an equal share of ignorance. No man can save one from the
grave where God waits for our awakening, to eternal life in His light or
cast away to the darkness of death’s damnation. In time and substance,
we all see the shadows and edges of His truth, as it will inevitably arrive
upon His coming. For us to see in this time and age, there is the truth
of “The Way,” and it must be our guide, as any old way will not suffice.
To arrive, one must find service in those ways He calls out for.
Many churches hold the graveyards of living souls lost,
far away from the truth.


For God is not the author of confusion but of peace,
as in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33


It is not by the will of God that we remain confused, but find
what He is, and of what He asks. A building does not make a church.
A gathering of hearts in service to one another in Him is what He calls for.
God looks for something stronger than the decaying grains of earth
where selfish hearts try to possess what cannot be owned.
Freedom is a cry to eternity. As wombs prepare for life,
so His creation has formed a way to be born in Him.


Let all things be done decently and in order. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:40

Those who claim God is evil, and such not existent, miss the fact
He calls out for the goodness in us to return from the brink of destruction.
Pure words of orderly and decency encompass His truths. For things
to be done in order calls out for His way, over any way placing preference
in man’s customs over God’s. The house of God stands upon an eternal
foundation where man’s traditions are cast upon the winds, where sand
consumes all of his vain futility. Water that cannot be grasped is
what man siphons to build his shifting doctrines, where God
draws the water of life for all to drink. Come, return to Me,
is His eternal call to the life He loves in love.


... those who have believed in God should be
careful to maintain good works. ... ~ Titus 3:8


Created in Him for good works, His call is to maintain a careful thought
for the good of all. It is a call to come out of the darkness of evil to
bathe in His light of truth. What is the profit of life without purpose?
The purposeless fall into despair, and all kinds of unholy lazy practices,
centered on carelessness and ungodliness. It would appear the legacy
of man is to conquer and divide, swirling on the chaos, where God
calls to unite and join. It is God who declares what is good.


... Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise
in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! ~ Isaiah 5:20-21


Hypocrites are found generally where the proud dwell.
When many various opinions are tolerated, wisdom comes up empty.
Truth has no common ground in lies. Shady at best are those attempting
to circumvent His truth with cleaver language or forgiveness where there
is none. Darkness will find its reward. The battle lies in each of our hearts
where darkness meets the light. Godliness is suppressing evil before it
surfaces where thought is put in to action with words of expression.
Our words will judge us. Without His knowledge there can be no wisdom
in deciphering the madness of living or finding those meditations from
above. In life, it has always been a pluralistic world. It has always
been hard to find God while seeking the comforts of man.
Fear and or desperation drives hearts to lie cheat and steal
as they proclaim love in the face of their honest deceptions.


"... have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and
faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone."
~ Matthew 23:23


Justice and mercy in faith is hard for the arrogant to see.
Impulse drives the merciless where false justice has no faith in
the cruelty it coldly pans out. God is clear in His desire that we live
truthfully, with loving believing hearts. It can be at times the
one’s we trust the most become the most heinous.


"Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Woe to you,
scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ..." ~ Matthew 23:24-26


Often it is selfish hearts that are led into false religion, be it zealously
harsh or casually flippant. The saying any hole will do is the tragedy of
our times where loyalty, honor, and integrity have somewhat vanished.
Rigid religion involves hard unthankful hearts demanding conformity to
rules of man’s standards over true inner worship in praise of God. The
outward whips or scourges of man forever condemn, as an oppressive
attitude, denying free conscience to believe on high. God has always
paid attention to what is on the inside over the outside. Often, true hearts
internally suffer the most in the midst of vicious cruelty at the hands of
the outwardly callous. The godless allow sin to fully dwell in them with
no attempt at self-control. God help us all, for be it the awful subjugation,
under the evils of mankind. Will there be a good outcome for the battle
we fight in the hope we hold? Only if we are found in Him at His coming,
the only sure and brightest truth to be had for us all.


"... Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside
you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." ~ Matthew 23:27-28


No one but God can see the depths of a heart where deception can
hide in the face of men. Blessed are all those who find genuine
hearts where love and purpose of life find God’s will.
The inside matters more than the outside.


... "Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but
your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. ..." ~ Luke 11:39-41


Men mistaken material gain for holiness. Magnificent buildings or Lear jets
do leave the hopeful without true charity consumed by the greed of the
few. Country club churches do not invite the despicable and deny the
downtrodden in their antiseptic-ness. Hungry people do not desire another
theme park. Spiritual starvation overtakes the land as poverty engulfs us.
Religious freedom and answerability to one’s own conscience was a
foundational construct in the building of this country. Straight from the
Bible, men of wisdom discovered the keys to a better society built from the
ashes of past persecutions and vicious dominations. So quickly these
persecutions are returning, and a once great nation of ideals is now in
peril of loosing what it fought so hard for, to have an educated people in a
land of God given free faith. This nation was so conceived to establish the
protection of religion, not to find it again returning to the halls of godless
injustice and an overburdening by the greedy. Each of is called to fulfill
our ministry, the influential-ness of who we are, a most personal work,
done in our homes, communities, or countries we have come to reside.


"... and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done,
without leaving the others undone. Woe to you Pharisees! ..." ~ Luke 11:42-43


Love of God is the root of justice among men. When man glorifies man,
God is hidden from view where man’s foolishness blinds all who
cannot see, claiming a front row seat in the back of His glory.
God will ask, and so must you too, where is your heart?


"... you are like graves which are not seen, and the men
who walk over them are not aware of them." ~ Luke 11:44


Unbeknownst to many are holy men who tragically have empty bottomless
selfish hearts. Not all is done in the light of truth. God sees all predatory
cold dark wickedness. Godliness comes from the inside, not the outside,
and as we know, sin likes to hide. If you hide, ask if you stand in His light.
It has been throughout time that hypocrites have divided men from the
unity so many of the meek seek for. The warning cry goes out to all
nations and times to take notice of His Day of Judgment, where all hearts
will find the revealing of their true character, past any and all handicaps.
Pray a clean heart to be found.


... but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat
all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. ... ~ Romans 14:1-3


When one desires to come to God, overly critical disseminations cripple
God’s call through the barriers of man’s pettiness. Torn clothing and body
piercings do not declare a tortured or not heart, from within terror likes
to hide. Outward judgments may turn away the most needy. Often the
condemned are the most critical. God calls for us to care for one another
as we grow in His principles of truth. We were created to build more than
destroy. When any civilization tears its’ moral fibers from the standards of
His declared decency, no fair outcome can be achieved. Death comes to
all disbelievers. If in that death, life is found, the angels rejoice.


... One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day
alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. ~ Romans 14:4-5


It is God that builds hearts, and in the diversity of us all, His plan hopes
for us all. God wants us to live for ourselves fully established in Him,
not through opinions and various doctrines that litter the ages of all time.
His book delivers the answers that heal the soul from blaming others
and brings about truth above men that surely bears out.
Without personally examining His word, how can one know?


... So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us
not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling
block or a cause to fall in our brother's way. ~ Romans 14:12-14


True faithful souls care to lift all that is about them. God’s kingdom is a
ladder helping those below to climb. Jesus’ hand is at the top reaching
down. God asks that we consider our actions be they more encouraging
than discouraging. Often people fall away from faith because of another’s
biting word or casual practice, surly missing the personal call directed at
each heart from God. Let no man nor machine interfere with your access
to the divine, and in time, you too may become that once in a lifetime
inspiration for a soul lingering to find where there is no doubt.


... Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer
walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.
... ~ Romans 14:15-17


Again, petty righteous arrogant hearts condemn where God would
rather call for understanding sympathetic natures under the afflictions
we all bear. To maintain a polite quality is godly. Finding God does not
come from a church that feeds the body without nourishing the soul; to
find joy in the peace of God. A church is meant to gather those that would
care to spiritually find and discover His word, not a social event shallow of
His substance. Often the Lord’s supper is dismissed for more humanistic
concerns of entertainment. To many modern churches have become
children’s playlands, and adult coffee / ice-cream houses.
False worship often is a call to eat and drink in a fellowship
hall that is more a social club than house of worship.


Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good
that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not
profited those who have been occupied with them. ~ Hebrews 13:9


It is so easy for men to be deceived with doctrines that intrigue,
and promises that dazzle. To this day foods made holy is denied by
those who still choose not to believe or foolishly believe in men who
deny the word of God. Severe judgment and despising hearts condemn
many meat eaters where God does not. Above food or bodily exercise,
His grace is to be sought as an incomparable prize.
Would we judge His creation where He does not?


"You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always
resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you." ~ Acts 7:51


Preference for man’s ways of worship often rejects the way
God does call out for. The blind cannot hear what they cannot see;
that would be God’s will over man’s. Jealousies, anger, resentments,
there are many traps in the heart of a soul to snare the spirit,
keeping it from being free to love God in the open.


Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart
from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
speaking lies in hypocricy, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3


All lonely hearts seek God’s own comforts
   Depart from the faith:
           ● Heeding deceiving spirits
                         ⤷doctrines of demons
           ● Speaking lies in hypocrisy
           ● Conscience seared with a hot iron
                         ⤷ forbidding to marry
           ● Commanding to abstain from truth   

Declared by the Bible itself, most mainstream religions, even so called
Christian churches, have little to do with what God’s will is - for believers
in His kingdom. Thin is true honest houses of worship where man rather
unleashes his greed in all the dens of thieves that infest humanity.


... when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their
own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for
themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth,
and be turned aside to fables. ~ 2nd Timothy 4:2-4


Preach the word is the command. Churches filled with parodies and
entertainment deceive the many that will be out on their luck when
reckoning comes. Are we to become something without God’s own word?
Tragic when man kicks the caretaker out to become the thief of souls.


"... the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her,
and the merchants of the earth have become rich through
the abundance of her luxury." ~ Revelation 18:3


Churches built to exalt the few will find swift destruction.

... "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins,
and lest you receive of her plagues. ..." ~ Revelation 18:4-5


For all those who hope to find, He calls to return to the good senses
He teaches by His own words. Without knowledge of His ways, servitude
creep under mans oppression will not find the grace He offers to all true
believers. False religion does two things, treats God’ word casually
or use it to persecute the meek. If it does not align with God word,
He instructs us to come out of her, false religion.


And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:11


In these days of legalized lawlessness, and mass murders at every
corner, many choose political correctness over controversy? Or in places,
the reverse would apply. When hate is taught to children, it is a hard climb
to recover from. Many lusting abuses from so called churches of all kinds
have enraged so many, and left attitudes of churches as untrustworthy.
Rampant pedophiles in the secret hidden lives of religious leaders gone
bad sour all that would be faithful. Only fear chases cowards where lies
have never been true though man perpetuates discord among all that
would be decent. The curse is men's worship of darkness over the light
of God’s own truth. Anger and unbridled lust causes hardship for all
involved, especially when the anger for man’s sins is directed at God.


Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves
the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ... ~ 1st John 2:15-16


His truth inspires the hope of better lives
   Do not love worldly things   
   all that is in - of the world

                              ↓
            ● the lust of the flesh
            ● the lust of the eyes
            ● the pride of life
                         ↖
                            Not of the Father   

The world is a test for all to exercise godliness over godlessness.
The just of heart see all, where injustice is blind to all things. Most
if not all face those deadly sins crippling the spirits will to persevere.
Uncontrolled lust and thoughts of superiority inhibit a healthy
relationship with all others as well as most importantly, God.


"So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will vomit you out of My mouth." ~ Revelation 3:16


In the spectrum or extreme liberalism verse conservatism,
however put, bottom or top, lowest or highest, where God’s mercy
dwells is where He is worshiped in hearts of His spirit and truth,
over the shenanigans and or any sideshows of man. When people or
organizations attempt to brainwash individuals into submission, can this
be considered true faith in all good conscience, as an offering to God?
If your hot for the church, and the preacher, it may not necessarily mean
you are hot for God. Many who claim faith may have ill-placed it in man
over God. Let us choose to increase our faith, always learning to be better
in understanding what He would have us to be, not in the domination of
man over man, but under His own grace and mercy, we must humbly ask
for forgiveness, all of us, for the arrogance and snubbing attitudes that
destroy us. Without worshiping God in His Spirit and Truth, His glory in
us is diminished, especially when the glory is placed in man over God.


Eternal life is not to be fumbled by man’s hands
True religion is not confused in the peace it gives
Believers in God must maintain careful works
Justice, mercy, and faith go wayside with phonies
Fanatically practicing dutiful details may miss virtue
Outward appearance can mask inward deceptions
Love of God and justice thrives in the faithful
False leaders hide behind the mask of their evil
The mature should have sympathy for the weak
The proud find it hard to submit to God’s will
False religion is infested in the doctrines of man
His word is the cornerstone of true worship
We are commanded to expose darkness as it is
Humble self-control rides on the power of God

Replacing God’s will with
human desires rejects Him.

Darkness has one truth called absence.


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Darkness is one square shy of light.
God has a plan to redeem souls in His way and time.
Let us come together to clearly understand what the Lord
would have us to utter in His creation, in and among ourselves,
and back to Him in worship.


Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. ~ Proverbs 18:21


Judgment will come by what we live by, as to how we communicate with
each other, either in peace or hate, soft or harsh; the day will declare it.


... "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; .." ~ Mark 16:15-16


God Himself in the flesh has given commands of how to return to
His presence. Crucial is understanding His word, and how it applies
in His time and ways. In modern man’s haste, to exalt himself,
many misconceptions have come to transpire
misleading people into false precepts.


"And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out
demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if
they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; ..." ~ Mark 16:17-18


Specifically, Jesus stated tongues would be spoken as a miraculous
event. Remember, God imposed the power to confuse the languages of
people when they were found to be disobedient, at the Tower of Babel.
Jesus is now declaring that there can be unity in Him
through faith past all the barriers created by man.


... they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. ... ~ Acts 2:3-5


On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended upon men
allowing them to speak in tongues. Multiple languages
of many nations were present in Jerusalem.


... "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear,
each in our own language in which we were born?" ~ Acts 2:6-8


Astoundingly, these chosen Apostles, Galileans, were able to utter,
in speech, language understood by all dialects. One spoken voice
understood in all languages. This was the power of tongues, and God’s
unleashing of understanding, under His new covenant of faith.
Clearly tongues were employed as a method to get awareness
across in a miraculous way. How it worked is still quite enigmatic
but certainly divinely conceived to unite the moment.


While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit
fell upon all those who heard the word. ... ~ Acts 10:44-45


Following events on hearing the word, The Holy Spirit came upon men,
clarifying that Gentiles, all peoples, were included in God’s invitation to
return to Him through the offering and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
To enhance this understanding, miracles were performed to establish
beyond any, and all shadows of doubt, that this was in fact, the will of
God’s truth to be known for all time. The Holy Spirit decided when and
where it was appropriate to enact these miraculous divine interventions,
and it is not such a casual event that man can muster it up,
all on his own, as modern day charlatans propose.


For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. ... ~ Acts 10:46-48

As at Pentecost, blessings of miraculous powers, here also, fell upon
the Gentiles, confirming this message of unity in faith for all peoples.


"... receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" So they said to him, "We
have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit." ... ~ Acts 19:2-3


As many times as various miracles occurred, only God knows, but
what has been revealed for us to know teaches us that He loves us.
His will is to wash us of all unrighteousness.


... And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them,
and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. ~ Acts 19:4-6


Baptism for remission of sins, and subsequently, the receiving of the
gift of the Holy Spirit’s promise, is what was taught. As prophesized
by Jesus, Paul and God’s Apostles laid hands on those that would
find the astonishments of God’s own blessings and miracles.
The power of tongues cut through all barriers of language and
dialect confusion which had been previously placed among men.


... in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that
miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
~ 1st Corinthians 12:27-28


God’s hierarchy puts tongue's worth at the bottom
   Body of Christ
      ⮩  Members individually
            ⓵  First apostles
            ⓶  Second prophets
            ⓷  Third teachers
     ⮕  Miracles
     ⮕  Gifts of healings
                     ⮩  helps, administrations   
     ⮕  Varieties of tongues

On the hierarchical list of God’s appointed message, and truth’s
conveyance, tongues appear as one of the more minimal miracles. Of
more relevance would be the message shared among men, with healings
and genuine offerings of help. God employed tongues to jump start a
message of love that would extend to heaven itself. Truth without barriers.


... Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best
gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. ~ 1st Corinthians 12:29-31


It was foretold these various miracles would subside as they were meant
as a means to express, to all mankind, the eternal love God has for all the
life in His creation. Written on the bottom of all hearts is a natural nature
to return to love as the greatest desire. This is the vision of His image.
Unabused animals clearly reflect this ability to naturally love.
The more excellent way is to know God who is love.


Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love,
I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. ~ 1st Corinthians 13:1


And the Bible distinctly states without love, all else is vain.
We know if one does not know love, one does not know God,
and then perhaps God is just an abstraction in a bitter life.
Sorrowful for sure are those who have not the comfort love delivers.


... whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there
is knowledge, it will vanish away. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 13:8-10


Again, the Bible states miraculous tongues would cease, after the light of
God’s own truth established itself, independent of mans ability to destroy
it. In the simplicity that is man, most of what has been has been forgotten,
just today. In our siren filled society, how can it be that we really know
more than what God has proclaimed? The key to understanding
truth is to hear what has been written


... as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man,
I put away childish things. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 13:11-13


And His message continues, the more excellent way to find God,
through faith and hope with love as it remains. The greatest truth
maintains God’s simplicity over all below.


... For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God,
for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 14:1-4


Tongues were a special perplexing event translating through all barriers
assisting in the work of God. Plainly stated, His message has much more
weight than tongues, in what God delivered to mankind, to know Him,
and His will for us to live by words given, united under Him.
Who can say which ancient languages are no longer heard or spoken.
God’s original single language was spectacular beyond measure.


... if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you
unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge,
by prophesying, or by teaching? ~ 1st Corinthians 14:5-6


It may have occurred that through tongues that one of the residual
benefits came in abilities to interpret across the various languages
of all nations. The word clearly states that tongues without
knowledge or revelation is useless.


... So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand,
how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:7-9


Certain is the truth that tongues without understanding is
useless in edifying one another. As babbling upon the air,
what use in edification would it hold if nonsensical?


... if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner
to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:10-11


God’s cathedral includes the languages of all
  Many languages in the world
      ⮡   None without significance  

The Bible acknowledges many languages in the world and that
misunderstanding is common. Since we are all removed from those
first century events, one can only conjecture as to the nature of tongues
and where they may have had limitations or not. Why would man want
to bring back what has already completed its’ intended purpose?
Candy churches lure suckers from all corners.


... Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:12-14


The Bible indicates repeatedly that tongues assisted in interpreting,
with divine understanding, through the various languages in the world.
Tongues in itself appears to have had little benefit for the individual,
rather the benefit came more to the recipient.


... What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and
I will also pray with the understanding. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:15-17


Quite frank is the call to have understanding over confusion.

... yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding,
that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:18-20


Tongues used without understanding has no value to teach and
or instruct. Babel was a lesson left for a previous time and God is
now instructing men to grow in understanding leaving behind
those childhood things that gave birth to His church.


... Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe
but to unbelievers; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:21-22


God prophesized He would use tongues to speak to all peoples
of the earth. It was for a time left past, where again, clearly stated,
it was a vehicle to instruct all unbelievers foreign to the intimate truths
of God, during those first century times. Miracles of any kind are more
than convincing, to draw one closer to believing. It is truly curious that
if tongues were a sign for unbelievers, how now in our times, supposed
believers need tongues to claim faith. These claims of speaking in
tongues is a feeble attempt to deceive the weak, foreign to God’s
own knowledge and truth. Do we exalt God or man? However,
teaching, unlike tongues, endures through all ages and
understanding is the premium God looks for us to have.
Claims to speak in tongues is a fools attempt to exalt self.


... if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with
tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will
they not say that you are out of your mind? ~ 1st Corinthians 14:23-24


Common understanding is the great equalizer
Whole church
↙                  ↘
all speak                      all       
with tongues             prophesy    
↕                             ↕
  Comes in uninformed or unbelievers  
↓                             ↓
    You are out         Convinced by all
   of your mind         Convicted by all

Tongues appear to have become somewhat of an amusement
without universal enduring purpose. After tongues inception, it came
to outgrow itself as more of an oddity than a means of edification
to build the faithful in His church. Education seems to have
become more the theme as the church matured.


... Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm,
has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation.
Let all things be done for edification. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:25-26


Teaching God’s word is what opens the heart, and not hoarding gifts
used to impress men among men. Yes, God spreads talents variously
throughout His creation. None of what He gives is intended to abuse or
use others He has chosen to love. Talents are meant to increase the
edification of us all, and they were never meant to be exclusively
reserved for the few. It is not about showing people how high we
have climbed, it is helping others on the climb we travel together.


... If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three,
each in turn, and let one interpret. But if there is no interpreter,
let him keep silent in church, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:27-29


As tongues were winding down, in God’s establishment of His church,
instructions not to use the gift without interpretation was given.


... For God is not the author of confusion but of peace,
as in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:30-33


As God is not an author of confusion, so it is His will in His creation, that
we put a high precedence on understanding over any confusion. To obtain
the peace He desires in the hearts of all men, His plan must be followed
over the fantasies of man’s creation, which attempts to establish
superiority over that of God’s own announced commands. He
calls for clear common sense and wisdom without foolishness.


If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue
but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. ~ James 1:26


Self-control is essential when speaking, without wrath or seeking personal
praise, other than magnifying His glory and grace with a thankful heart.
Methodical thinking to assist everyone's edification has purpose without
measure. Many find the butterfly effect in the good a praising word
can spread. In this, the heights of heaven can be seen.


For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue
from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit." ~ 1st Peter 3:10


The message is to love life and to purge all that would be evil maintaining
a pure conscience. Doubt sinks below all that would be tall. Now with
heaven in view, let us walk together to His tearless pastures.


Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that
you may know how you ought to answer each one. ~ Colossians 4:6


Without doubt, God calls us to have knowledge as a means of mature
communication. Reflective intelligence is a sign of a knowing heart.


True believers pursue His truth over man’s cons
Death and life is in the power of tongue
Tongues came as a means to spread God’s message
Pentecost initiated tongues crossing all dialects
The Spirit used tongues repeatedly to enforce truth
Tongues were to cease once truth became full
Truth is found through faith and hope in love
Superior to tongues is knowledge & teaching
Tongues in itself without understanding is valueless
Tongues were used to benefit the recipient
Tongues were a sign for unbelievers, not believers
Let all things be done for edification
God does not author confusion calling for calm
Speaking with thoughtfulness and care is His will

As a flower God’s kingdom
blooms upon all believers

Darkness blasts the sound of silence.


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?/?/2020 ~ Presidential Quotes 31


Darkness drops past a pit to nowhere.
Pursuing the ways of God establishes all that is good.

38. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)

“Without God there could be no American form
of government, nor an American way of life.”

“The Declaration [of Independence] was not a protest against
government, but against the excess of government. It prescribed the
proper role of government, to secure the rights of individuals and to effect
their safety and happiness. In modern society, no individual can do this
alone. So government is not a necessary evil but a necessary good.”

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to
be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, ... ~ Romans 13:3-4


“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a
government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

... heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they
themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. ~ Matthew 23:4


“This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts.”

“I do believe, with all my heart and mind and spirit, that I, not as
President but as a humble servant of God, will receive
justice without mercy if I fail to show mercy.”

For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment. ~ James 2:13


“Now, therefore, I, Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States,
pursuant to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article II, Section 2,
of the Constitution, have granted and by these presents do grant a full,
free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against
the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may
have committed or taken part in during the period from
January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.”

"... Who can forgive sins but God alone?" ... ~ Luke 5:20-23

"But that you may know that the Son of Man has
power on earth to forgive sins" -- ... ~ Luke 5:24-26


“I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not
only our Government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained,
is unbroken at home and abroad. In all my public and private acts as your
President, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full
confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end. My fellow
Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works;
our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men.
Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by
whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only
righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.”

“America now is stumbling through the darkness of hatred
and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination
to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us a torch to light
the way. And we will survive and become the stronger - not only
because of a patriotism that stands for love of country,
but a patriotism that stands for love of people.”

If in fact a fundamental of our freedom is claimed under one God,
when this is outlawed or pushed aside as obnoxious or unfair,
as an impingement upon the freedom of those that choose not
to believe, our freedom is then subjugated under what is not free,
but dominated by arrogance, mistrust, prejudice, and human
elitism without humble hearts. To reject God is to curse our
children and the land upon which we plant. Unholiness has
been timelessly registered as the defeat of all that
builds a people into the greatest they can be.


“It feels like getting a back massage from the Grim Reaper: one
must get comfortable with the most horrifying things in the world.”

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:11


When governmental laws dominate a people’s ability to be free
with instances of over taxation and unfair exemptions for the elite,
those god given public pursuits of ownership and security with
legacies for their children are stolen. A true republic dissolves
into a oligarchy democracy where greed overtakes the people.
Said such government removes the greatest widest burgeoning
beacon of inspiration and entrepreneurship for its people.
Organized hidden dictatorships (crime) can be masked under
the guise of a protective democracy. History reveals how good
leadership for the benefit of the people is more the oddity than
the norm. Leaders often misuse power to benefit their own
interests rather than reinforcing public structure.


“We cannot stand still or slip backwards.
We must go forward now together.”

But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow,
and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 9:62


“History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in
comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.”

“For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the
soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.”

Freedom without responsibility is perversion
  The church:
     ● Hospital for the soul
     ● School for the mind
     ● Safe depository for moral ideas  

“There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children
bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect.
No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take
the place of the family in the scheme of things.”

Laws negating Biblical morals defeat social order and decency.

“It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for
the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of.
But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.”

What is crooked cannot be made straight, And what
is lacking cannot be numbered. ~ Ecclesiastes 1:15


“In the two centuries that have passed since 1776, millions upon millions
of Americans have worked and taken up arms when necessary to make
that dream a reality. We can be extremely proud of what they have
accomplished. Today, we are the world's oldest republic. We are
at peace. Our Nation and our way of life endure. We are free.”

“For nearly two hundred years, our nation has derived its strength
from the diversity of its people and of their beliefs. That strength
has been greatly enhanced by [the Islamic] religious heritage.”

“My commitment to the security and future of Israel is
based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest.
Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.”

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially
to those who are of the household of faith. ~ Galatians 6:10


“Let us remember that our national unity is a most priceless asset.”

“But the separation of church and state, although a fundamental
principle to which I fully subscribe, was never intended in
my view to separate public morality from public policy.

“I believe that prayer in public schools should be voluntary.
It is difficult for me to see how religious exercises can be a requirement
in public schools, given our Constitutional requirement of separation of
church and state. I feel that the highly desirable goal of religious education
must be principally the responsibility of church and home. I do not
believe that public education should show any hostility toward
religion, and neither should it inhibit voluntary participation,
if it does not interfere with the educational process.”

“The length of one's days matters less
than the love of one's family and friends.”

... And years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you are wise for
yourself, And if you scoff, you will bear it alone."~ Proverbs 9:10-12


“I remain convinced that pardoning Nixon was the right thing to do.”


Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
... ~ Romans 12:17-18


Hearts ache as stones are heavy. Feelings of obscurity are natural
in times of insecurity and turmoil, which perhaps have been since
the dawn of human existence. We live in wild screaming times where
distrust and contempt consume the children. Will we live to pass the
hate of the past where flowers replace fists? Living has always been
tough in understanding sorrows that drive a people to madness.
Murder, corruption, and swords have drawn the wisdom that
falls before us. Walking on toes pierce the glass nerves
that lead to nowhere. To find what we seek a return
to His ways is crucial to our very survival.


Time wanes where inspiration is challenged
God forms the foundation for American life
Pain exposes endurance where mercy questions
Only God can truly forgive sins
Without honest truth no hope could endure
Only in the light of His love darkness is defeated
Darkness cannot be overcome if ignored
Establishing good character takes extreme effort
Nations only find might in the godly over rebellious
It is our duty to stand with faithful God fearing souls
Without moral social consensus unity is all but lost
Dooming is public policy absent of public morality
Love is the one breath that is remembered
Forgiveness is what emboldens a people

Troubled times call for honest hearts

Darkness can only understand nothing.


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?/?/2020 ~ Liars


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Darkness has nothing to miss, even but for a tear missed.
So often lies crush those closest to the loss of all.

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." ~ Exodus 20:16
                                                                                                                        ┗► Each one of the earth.

"You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand
with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness." ~ Exodus 23:1


┏► Come to yourself.                                              
"Keep yourself far from a false matter; ..." ~ Exodus 23:7

A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.
~ Proverbs 14:5


A false witness will not go unpunished, And he
who speaks lies will not escape. ~ Proverbs 19:5


                                                                      All that is dreadful is coming upon those that lie. ◄┓
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.
~ Proverbs 19:9


It is unfortunate that from time to time, one can be drawn in to a
seemingly simple deception. So much in life flails about us from television
commercials to fears of all the unknown calamities. A bill that can never
be paid, a shameful discretion hidden, a foolish stumble, an impulse of
rage. Where can one go to remain pure? We often sin so innocently and
casually. Excuses can blur the truth from being seen. Desperation so
frequently steals peace of heart where truth is born. A lie is never left
alone as it partners with others. Lies can and do perpetuate upon
themselves sinking ever so deeper. Insecurities have caused a many to
continue lying. A job application with falsities. The deepest mask of a lie
is fear. Exposing a lie makes one vulnerable to shame, a natural result of
all lies. Fear itself has two sides, either one of courage in the face of pain,
or weakness in the shame of denial. Everyone can admit to a lie. We live
in submerged ignorance. Worse than a spider’s web, the venom will
always come back to bite. Serpents chew with no regret in their frantic
lurching attacks. We all search for a place where we can find comfort
away from suffering. Lies are forever the seeds of a lack of faith,
and weakness to stand in courage of truth.

Pity all those unable to rise to free themselves from lies.
There is no freedom where the bars of lies cage a heart, trapped
and tortured from within. A lies worst taste is in being caught
in front of those one so dearly loves. A lie causes one to die.


LIE = DIE

The truthful lip shall be established forever,
But a lying tongue is but for a moment. ~ Proverbs 12:19

┗► Wicked are those who oppress the worthy.     

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. ...
~ Psalms 52:2-4


There are liars who find it as a sport. Always loaded ready to deceive,
they find joy in their false sense of domination. The full force of a lie
betrays all the is real and crushes truth painfully. Native American
Indian tradition calls it a forked tongue, because of false promises.


┏► Lies are used by those that hate, to crucify the innocent.                                 
An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue.
~ Proverbs 17:4


As a people we struggle to be free of the deceptions that now
occupy almost every corner of our society. Whistleblowers often find
the bottom of the food chain. Many of us are in fact found in the wells
of injustice and despair. The bureaucracies of redundant conflicting laws
have buried countless, in prisons of unfairness. It should be plain
that God has a mugshot of each of us.

     
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those
who deal truthfully are His delight. ~ Proverbs 12:22

Created for His pleasure unites us in joy. ◄┛                                                                             

                                                                                   ┏► All struggle to overcome.
A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man
is loathsome and comes to shame. ~ Proverbs 13:5


So called “white lies” can become what denies an honest heart.
Untrue pleasantries combined with casual excuses justify none.
Have we become a people of lost honesty? Too often we cover
cowardice with arrogance pounding truth’s humble plea.
People lie to impress others with how great they are,
with underpinning insecurities hiding fears of failure.

Shame is a torch the righteous feel upon the lies they have played.


For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:8


The universe is made so truth remains out over any lie.
Better to be on the band wagon of truth than the sled of lies.
No one can ever steal the truth for it remains universal for all.


Surely men of low degree are a vapor, Men of high degree are a lie; ...
~ Psalms 62:9


Honesty begins with the self. One does not have to go far to find a liar if
one is truthful with self. We can do nothing against the truth as it remains
that it is. For those humbled by His grace, we grow striving to achieve that
nobility of His higher excellence and holiness. Love of family and friends
often eludes the liar where self-seking blurs compassion. Void of God’s
own truth, only chasms of confusion and alienation drive the heart of a
liar. There are those that lie to such an extreme degree they will go
to any measure to covertly keep their lies intact, masking them with
more confetti, beautifully colored, often believing the web of their
supporting lies as the very truth of their lives. Liars form insanity.
This is where a pathological liar lives.


... should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe
the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:11-12


In being created for God’s pleasure, if we pursue pleasure
for ourselves, without regard for God, we abandon God.
If we seek to please God and ourselves we obtain greater joys
that cannot be taken away. Deep satisfaction in goodness
has no comparison and fills the heart with eternity.


No rhyme in time will exclude liars from God’s fury
  Strong delusion:
    ┗ Believe the lie
            ┗ Condemned not believing truth
                    ┗ Pleasure in unrighteousness

"Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit." ~ Jeremiah 7:8

When one looks at lies, the truth is there. God sees every
utterance and judgment will come by the truth as it is.


Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man,
in whom there is no help. ~ Psalms 146:3


Liars will assassinate any character in their accent to the bottom. Catch
me if you can as they run further into the pit of their own death. Frequently
a liar will vehemently attack those trying to expose the truth as they fear
the light that radiates from heaven itself. Plainly as the Good Word says,
some smooth operators, fooling the most of us, may only be revealed
when His fire strips back all the falsehoods that drive many to this final
awakening perdition. Not all are always fooled, and God will not be.


Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment,
but those of some men follow later. ~ 1st Timothy 5:24


A con-artist will tell you what you are going to do for them without asking.
Schemers generally have long term agendas personally motivated,
catered moreover for their own gain. As they say, smiling faces
sometimes pretend to be you friend showing no traces
of the evil that lurks within.

In a frenzy of lies, our nation is swirling upon a siphon of sinking hopes
for truth. In my youth, I was told by a mentor, “Everyone knows the system
is built on lies, don’t try to change it.” And for the meek among us who rise
to confront the establishment of lies, who see no glory in lies, they are
often beat back into the shadows. Liars often cover their fears with
boisterous arrogance, and in their underlying nervous anxiety, while
deeper disturbances of why they lash out go unnoticed, cursed are
those who fall to their lies. A key missing in all liars is a greater love.


Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?
~ Galatians 4:16


Most people do not care to hear the truth as it convicts
each one of us, for falling short of what God expects.
Too often, people hate the truth rather than loving it.
The enemy from within is denying God’s own truths.

I see those telling the truth immediately accused of lying, bolstered by
the duped, escalating the dreadful continuation of lying follies. Portraying
outward nobility and or superiority will not excuse the evils hidden in a
schemer. What is truth when madness and denial reigns? It would seem
the lie is easier to follow than the truth that bears out in the sight of God.
We embrace the lie over the truth to the shame of us. Have we become
a people with no fear of God? Justice is lost upon the crying innocence
of all ages. Our anger masks our foolish beliefs, or non-beliefs.
No one can force a heart to tell the truth, it is a matter
of choice and reveals true character. Those
unafraid to hide have God as their witness.
When lies become truth all suffer.


... Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. ... ~ Romans 3:4

God’s effectiveness does not fail, where man is a creation from His dust,
limited by the shortness of time. Judgment will reveal character
in such a short moment; many will weep.


He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who
tells lies shall not continue in my presence. ~ Psalms 101:7


"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me,
you who practice lawlessness!' " ~ Matthew 7:23


If a relationship with God is important, one must find the might
to battle off those lies that cover the light of a true heart. We may
not be able to purge all that is bad in us, but prayers to God to free
us from ourselves submits to His will. One cannot get out of a lie
alone unless it is first released to another, and prayed over to our
LORD God Almighty, to heal away from what has caused it to be.
Those unable to admit to their lies is what curses the whole of us.
To stand in His light is the greatest reward one can obtain.


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For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart,
and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us,
we have confidence toward God. ~ 1st John 3:20-21


"... all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire
and brimstone, which is the second death." ~ Revelation 21:8


Can a man take fire to his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? Can
one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be seared? ~ Proverbs 6:27-28


Sin burns all touched by it.

... some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and
doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocricy, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3


Believing the lies of man departs from God

  Depart from the Faith:

        Heed to deceiving spirits
                              ┗ Docrines of demons

        Speaking lies in hyprocricy
                              ┗ conscience seared

        Forbidding to marry

        Commanding to abstain from foods   


"... there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his
own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." ~ John 8:44


Lies are most dangerous because they create an empty shallow existence
for the one doing the lying. This dangerous lonely isolated existence
lashes out, in the many outbursts of rage we witness, in society today.
God created self in man, in His own image, that the self would have
mutual compassion for one another. When this self becomes empty,
instead of filled with thankfulness for Him who created him, the
darkness has only desperate vision and anger is its’ normal color.


... who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and
served the creature rather than the Creator, ... ~ Romans 1:25


A seared conscience and belief in a lie takes all glory away. Many
knowingly or may unknowingly hide behind pious towers of conceit.
Deceptions of pride lower the bench no one can climb out of.
A deceiver hides behind a believer's hope.


But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts,
do not boast and lie against the truth. ... ~ James 3:14-16


But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers
and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. ~ Revelation 22:15


Hearts and minds often skew different paths. As a knife cuts
between bones, passions can slice through all reason. Cursed is
what rips the flesh from its soul. Loss of heart wells up from inside.
A percolating stomach sickens all that is present.
Conscience is what pulls back the fibers of sense.


Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness.
~ Psalms 119:36


Covetousness tends to tear a heart away from truth.
Things and our obsessive desire for them can distract
a heart from reverence for Him and His call to be.
There is nothing simple about living in a lie.

Lies will put a clamp on the top of your heart burying the bottom;
internal festering. Freedom lost is a heart squeezed suffocating upon
itself. And it is the top of a heart where one is able to love others freely
in the open. Lies include a stubborn rejection of the truth. Deception
and or a lie cripples one’s ability to love in the creation of His light.
Jealousy, envy, hate, and sinful passions, are all the fuels of lies.
Truth cannot change where lies do. Trust in His truths opens
one’s eyes to release that which curses all that is sweet.


Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.
~ Psalms 119:104


Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.
~ Psalms 120:2


His words and prayers are what delivers
a soul from the lies that surround all.


Choices define eternal destiny
TRUTH
LIES
Faithful witness

In His presence

Worship creator

Delight to Him

Established forever

New man

His testimonies

Deals truthfully

Righteous hates lying

Speak truth

Makes one free

False witness

Outcast

Worship creature

Abomination to Him

But for a moment

Old man

Self-seeking

In hypocrisy

Bitter envy

False report

Loathsome in shame


Often keen intelligence drives the shrewdest
weaving sweet words that twist truth’s light.

Pathological liars invade the peace
eternity offers in the divisions they wage.


What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.
~ Proverbs 19:22


Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is
written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. ~ Romans 12:19


I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but
because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. ~ 1st John 2:21


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1st John 1:9-10


"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

One cannot buy what cannot be purchased and
this is found in the freedom truth delivers.


Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
and have put on the new man who is renewed ... ~ Colossians 3:9-10


Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with
his neighbor," for we are members of one another. ~ Ephesians 4:25


... hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie,
promised before time began, ... ~ Titus 1:2


God has given the direction He calls for us to follow.
Though we all fall short, when we band together in truth
of worship of Him, our unity strengthens us in growing truths.
Forever is the light that calls us home.

"There will always be people who deceive,
As long as there are People who belive."


Lies cross the circle of life destroying the light
Do not bear false witness or circulate a false report
A false witness will not escape and shall perish
Truth endures forever where lies fade
Lies reduce one to loathsomeness and shame
Liars will not remain in the presence of God
Sin burns all touched by it
Lies are worshipping creation over the creator
Covetousness can remove a heart from truth
One must petition God for truth
It is God who will take vengeance on all liars
Confession is part of purging our lies
Only the truth can set one free
Honesties base is in not lying to one another

To the tragedy of our innocence in life,
wisdom’s flourishing is often undercut by evil’s thirst
to dominate remaining in the darkness of its own subversive lies.


Lies fill the tossing doubts of a faithless soul.
A liar is left alone in all that surrounds one.

Darkness is sure of itself.


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??/??/2020 ~ Commands


Darkness rings upon the strings of death.
A moment approaches where all hearts will cry out.

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment
of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; ~ Psalms 19:8


Truth never changes in its’ true value.

Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart! ... ~ Psalms 119:2-5


Striving to be good is not an activity that ever ceases. Keeping
aligned with His ways brings about the best of character traits possible.
Some people have no desire to be good and actively descend into
their loathsome behaviors, with no concern to improve.


... The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. ...
~ 1st John 2:7-8


To recognize the light of God is to see yourself in the naked truth
that He is. When one stands in the light, accountability to God either
builds greater character, or in defiance, a choice is made to reject God,
for the path of darkness and despair that ensues.


... by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations,
according to the commandment of the everlasting God, ... ~ Romans 16:26


Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5


God’s laws seek outcomes of goodness
  Commandment:
          Love:
              → from a pure heart
              → from a good conscience  
              → from sincere faith

"... if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." ...
~ Matthew19:17-19


God’s laws draw for the best in moral character
  Want to enter into life:
   • You shall not murder
   • You shall not commit adultery
   • You shall not steal
   • You shall not bear false witness
   • Honor your father and your mother
   • You shall love your neighbor as yourself  

Murder is not the same as killing. We kill flies, spiders, ants, and beetles.
Killing heinous souls purges society of escalating evils, and is condoned
by God to protect those of decency, assisting in keeping work fun, and not
duty to the drudgery of supporting delinquents at the cost of the whole
social tranquility. Note that when one lies the truth is stolen.


... love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all
your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. ... ~ Matthew 22:37-40


Essential seeing is void without real action
  The first and great commandment:  

           1) love the LORD your God
                   with all your heart
                   with all your soul
                   with all your mind

  The second commandment:

           2) love your neighbor as yourself

When two laws establish all else that comes after or before them,
they should certainly be considered with all earnestly.


"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
~ John 15:12


Without love a hopelessness fills the void of emptiness.

And this commandment we have from Him: that he who
loves God must love his brother also. ~ 1st John 4:21


"You are My friends if you do whatever I command you." ~ John 15:14

"Honor your father and mother," which is the first
commandment with promise: ..." ~ Ephesians 6:2-3


Part of friendship is honoring the life of another. Pure hearts wish
no harm and hold no scheming; only hoping for the best that can be.


... acknowledge that the things which I write to you are
the commandments of the Lord. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:37


Many reduce the word of God to trivial, and selective convenience,
out of context, to suit lifestyle. Ignoring the whole word of God leads
to not following any of it. The infinite does not cater to the finite. How
is it that we reject what has been delivered and place this higher truth
below supposedly manmade truths? The Bible is a divinely inspired comprehensive all inclusive work to be embraced in its’ entirety.


For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.
And His commandments are not burdensome. ... ~ 1st John 5:3-4


"... the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."
~ Galatians 3:11-12


God has risen to the occasion to deliver salvations plan to all of us.
Arrogant and defiant hearts do not live under His instructions,
but rather argue with self-exalted views.

Faith is not man imposed but an acceptance of God Himself.


... And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly,
To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8


Honesty, compassion, & obedience is the way
  The LORD requires of us:
        ① To do justly
        ② To love mercy
        ③ To walk humbly with God  

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they
may have the right to the tree of life, ... ~ Revelation 22:14


Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep
His commandments, For this is man's all. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


There is a law to life that will not change
God’s pure commandments illuminate direction
All souls are called to walk in His ways
The light of God’s truth shines upon us
In good conscience a sincere pure heart hears
To love God above all frees a soul to soar
We are commanded to love one another
To be a considered a friend of God one must obey
None of God’s word should be deemed insignificant
Faith builds confidence to endure in Him
True faith acts living by His word
God requires honesty, kindness, and humble hearts
Access to heaven involves obedience to His word
Man’s all is to keep God’s commandments

Wonders of God is not a call to wander away.

Darkness extinguishes all that is noble.


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??/??/2020 ~ Skilled Servant


Darkness shines no color.
The deepest joy comes by how we help one another.

here are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 12:4

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:10


... by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1


So many qualities exemplify a soul of high quality. Determined qualities
of valuable humble honesty; tender and appreciative. Thoughtful caring
souls are not so apt to apply cunning arrogance stealing innocence.


... all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one
body in Christ, and individually members of one another. ~ Romans 12:4-5


Having then gifts differing according to the grace that
is given to us, let us use them: ... ~ Romans 12:6-7


And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-12


Everything in life has been purposed
    For the equipping    
    For the work
    For the edifying


... unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man,
to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; ... ~ Ephesians 4:13-14


Without knowing how can one be on task?
  The unity of the faith:
     ⮡  Knowledge of the Son of God
                 ⮡  Fullness of Christ

   Should no longer be children:
         Tossed with every wind of doctrine   
                 ⮡  Trickery of men
                       ⮡  Cunning craftiness
                             ⮡  Deceitful plotting


... according to the effective working by which every part does its share,
causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. ~ Eph. 4:15-16


Overall it is God accomplishing His plan to retrieve the greatest
number of souls without browbeating anyone into submission.
Choices in life are given to the freedom He bestows upon all of us.
Those who unite in building character, worthy of all they encounter,
is His will for the love He hopes all to share.


"... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:14-16


When people hide paranoia fills the void where honesty has evaporated.

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how
shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing ... ~ Matthew 5:13


Salt has presence when it is able to perform the work appropriate to the
task. If is inactive it lacks the quality to enhance what it interacts with.


Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to
make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? ~ Romans 9:21


... be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master,
prepared for every good work. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:20-21


Each honest heart understands there are unholy things in life.
To purge one’s environment of these either despicable objects or
filth producing products ensures a better quality of living decently.


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not
need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15


... Do not neglect the gift that is in you, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:13-16

Continuing in His word is what allows us to approach heaven
while still in the flesh. One must desire salvation to acquire it.


... all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn
babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow ... ~ 1st Peter 2:1-3


... solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by
reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
~ Hebrews 5:13-14


The old adage “Use it or loose it” certainly applies when concerning God’s
word. It is a continual practice to improve that which aligns with His word.
Worthy is defined by our actions regarding His call to be in truth.


Hills give a higher view as we seek forth
God shares talents among the many for the whole
As stewards we have received gifts to be shared
Individualism is the staple call of God’s own image
Thus by God’s grace we were created to perform
One’s gifts in life are to assist for the good of all
Speaking truth in love propels spiritual growth
All are called to shine forth in a working faith
Without presence of character we fade in isolation
Purging moral filth cleanses the spirit in His light
Truth allows one to stand in the light unashamed
Each has been given not to neglect using said gift
We should always have a desire to grow in His word
Spiritual maturity’s key is knowledge with wisdom

Truth often is a razor that cuts honest hearts.

Darkness is a lonely journey best left alone.


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??/??/2020 ~ Covetousness

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Darkness steals leaving only hurt.
Contentment is freedom from desire where joy lives.

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it
not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; ~ Ephesians 5:3


Covetousness is not part of the eternal wealth found in freedom from
material bondage. The question comes in what we elevate in our hearts.
Goodness leaves evil behind where priorities rise in spirit.


... Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. ...
~ Colossians 3:1-4


Closeness to God involves prayer and contemplations of ideals that
cannot be bought. All fall short of the standard set by God, of what we
have been shown in Christ. To follow Him is to follow God where man
is a miserable example. How close is God to what you call out for?


... put to death your members which are on earth: fornication,
uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, ... ~ Colossians 3:5-7


Sorrow often defines our greatest desire
  Put to death:
                    ● Fornication
                    ● Uncleanness
                    ● Passion
                    ● Evil desire
                    ● Covetousness
                             ⮡  which = idolatry  

When we see our heart’s for what they are, desire reveals our true
purpose. Lips speak truth of want in one’s ability to be self-aware. An
honest heart endures, rather than rambling off the cliff with the herd,
and declares responsibility or not. Is the gift of light where
God gives life less important than the rocks we buy?


Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content
with such things as you have. ... ~ Hebrews 13:5-6


To lose heart for things, over true living relationships in love, what can
one do, without sacred substance that cannot be seen? Does one forsake
love of God for love of stuff, or does one lose love of stuff for love of God?
Not only does priorities set precedence, but it defines character, which
gives or takes from those around us. As it has been said, are we part of
the problem or solution? It is how we interact with those we are most
intimate with that frees or imprisons us. This is where our true desires
and glory comes to light. Glory that radiates from within is best light,
and not downtroddenly heavy.


... "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist
in the abundance of the things he possesses." ~ Luke 12:15


Desperate thirst to spend and obtain causes grief
beyond measure damaging any peace of heart.


"... not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's
wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, ..." ~ Exodus 20:17


Curious how the Catholic church eliminates the 2nd commandment
(no idols) in exodus, as they teach in their Catechism, and split the 10th
commandant into 9 and 10? - to cover the shame of all their statues.
Come out of her lest ye partake in her damnation; ditch digger religions.

True religion is not politically correct as it seeks to correct moral conduct.
Politics involves appeasements and compromise, not necessarily in
accordance with God given truths. Replacing murder with kill, in “Thou
shall not do murder,” changes the context and actually changes truth to
a lie. Truths of God aspire to instruct us to be the best we can become.


For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have
strayed from the faith in their greediness, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:10


He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves
abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:10


"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The lamp of the body is the eye. ... ~ Matthew 6:21-23


What you love is what you treasure.

"No one can serve two masters; ... You cannot serve God and mammon."
~ Matthew 6:24


"No servant can serve two masters; ... You cannot serve God and mammon."
~ Luke 16:13


A choice confronts all in what is sensible.
Sensible in the sense of humanism as the pinnacle of existence,
or in its’ temporality, heavenly truths as more tangible.


... covet fields and take them by violence, Also houses, and seize them. So
they oppress a man and his house, A man and his inheritance. ~ Micah 2:1-2


Piggish usually refers to excessive desire void of spiritual sense.
Evil knows no mercy. Each of us has been given power to influence
one another. Do we take in greediness or are we able to cater
and adjust to the needs of others?


"... come, follow Me." But when he heard this, he became
very sorrowful, for he was very rich. ~ Luke 18:22-23


Jesus wants to know where our ultimate attachment is.
It may not always be easy to follow Him, but rewards follow if one does.


"... For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 18:24-25


"And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." ~ Matthew 19:24


What one chooses to be one’s God, either material or supernal,
will declare the outcome deserved. True value transcends time and
creates an infinite space in Him. Upon the sands we walk, do we
find thought simple, in love of God, or do we resist clinging
to the material which He has given?


Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor
to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:17-19


So, where does your God reside?
Fortune is found in contentment. As winding storms of life assault us, we
all seek clarity from those we hope in, or for a simple hand of mercy. Only
God offers eternal life where all man does is fade on the shadows of self.


Clinging to things traps a soul from seeing higher
 ● Covetousness is not a fitting quality for the saints
 ● Seek what comes from above given by Christ
 ● Put to death wickedness before God’s wrath comes
 ● Be content with such things as you have
 ● Life does not consist in the abundance of goods
 ● The love of money pierces a heart with sorrows
 ● Compulsively seeking wealth is a disease of greed
 ● Treasure is found in the desires of one’s heart
 ● One cannot serve God and insatiable desires
 ● Covetous men ruin good people stealing their lives
 ● No attachment is worth more than eternal life
 ● Placing possessions above God nullifies faith
 ● Trust in God the giver and not material possessions   

Hands that selfishly grab have little ability to build.

Darkness strings no goodness.

"... they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they
show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain." ~ Ezekiel 33:31


... no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater,
has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ~ Ephesians 5:5


A fire baptism is coming for each of us that will strip us bare before God,
exposing all that we are. Will you or we be found in self absorption,
or assisting others where we can?


"For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever
loses his life for My sake will find it." ~ Matthew 16:25


Think of your life, what could pay for one moment of thought,
experience of warmth, if for all the molecules on and of the sun,
and beyond, could exchange for one breath of life?


Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves
the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ... ~ 1st John 2:15-17


Habitual consumption of those inert things of the earth will never deliver
eternal satisfaction. Material obsessions lead to compulsive behaviors,
often neurotic, in acquiring more of what one fixates upon, and will
always remain empty, especially after obtaining. The search for
unquenchingly more is the dangerous passion that can steal
peace and contentment, in the moment of life’s revealing.


... You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. ...
~ James 4:2-4


When the things of the world cause one to dismiss or forget God,
tragically this spiritual death oppresses all those that would be thankful
for His creation, and His continuing support of life within tests of character,
upon the shadows of what is temporary. The earth is a garden where God
is weeding out character finding those with true flowers. In a sea
of confusion, all seek truth that would enable security.
Truth of God supplies what is never ended.


... For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not
murder," "You shall not steal," ... "You shall not covet," ... ~ Romans 13:8-10


Requests in the form of commands have been imposed that will
judge each soul on their line of death. Jesus showed us what was most
important, to love one another to death. This is the window to glory and
the best all can achieve, love. If God is love, then He looks for the same.


... works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies,
outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, ... ~ Galatians 5:19-21


To cross the river of sin only faith heals a heart
  Will not inherit the kingdom of God:  
                            ● Adultery
                            ● Fornication
                            ● Uncleanness
                            ● Lewdness
                            ● Idolatry
                            ● Sorcery
                            ● Hatred
                            ● Contentions
                            ● Jealousies
                            ● Outbursts of wrath
                            ● Selfish ambitions
                            ● Dissensions
                            ● Heresies
                            ● Envy
                            ● Murders
                            ● Drunkenness
                            ● Revelries, and the like

In such a world as this, one would be hard pressed
to avoid sin as it stirs in each of us.


... people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters,
since then you would need to go out of the world. ~ 1st Corinthians 5:9-10


Surrounded by sinners, it is impossible to completely extract
oneself from its’ influence, unless one is regulated
to the misery of solitary confinement.


... not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is
sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 5:11


God instructs us to assemble with like minded souls exalting His
ways of goodness. Obvious practicing sinners, unrepentful of their
actions, should be avoided inside true worship gatherings. One can
worship sin, and this is not of what God commands in His holy call.


"... cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other
things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful." ~ Mark 4:18-19


Cares for the world can mislead one into not caring for others,
be it family or would be friends. Self-seeking isolates
a soul from seeing whole-seeking.


... teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
~ Titus 1:10-11


Many will lie to gain advantage in achieving wealth through
unethical manipulations. Opulence in church leaders is
what the young despise and results in what is repulsive.
For all that are sensible, misuse of power is offensive.


"I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. ..." ~ Acts 20:33-35

Those that only take are ugly in the sight of God.

"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them,
for this is the Law and the Prophets." ~ Matthew 7:12


The measure of love has no length. The golden rule, of treating others as
you would want to be treated, is one of the main messages of the Bible.
Are we eager to be with one another or oppositely, eager to avoid social
interactions with pre-conceived notions of contempt and mistrust?

If one wants to be trusted, he or she must also have a trusting heart.
Covetous hearts do not extend in this way as they are more apt to be
untrusting and suspicious, as they prowl for more. Coming to God is
not just understanding what He asks, but allowing His word to lift us to
something more than most are, genuinely caring. To be doers of His
will, and not just hearers only, is key to inheriting the gifts He offers.


Covetousness is closely connected to worries
 ● Hypocrites will lie in pursuit of their own gain
 ● No covetous man will inherit God’s kingdom
 ● To lose one’s life for God will find it
 ● The whole world is not enough to pay for one soul
 ● Love of the world is not the love of the Father
 ● To be a friend of the world is an enemy of God
 ● Love for another fulfills the law of God
 ● You shall not covet is a commandment
 ● Selfish ambitions deny entry into God’s kingdom
 ● No one can avoid encounters with worldly evils
 ● Material wealth only can be a spider web of misery
 ● Many smooth operators are out for dishonest gain   
 ● It is more blessed to give than to receive

One chooses to be filled
or empty of spiritual values

Darkness has nothing called best.


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??/??/2020 ~ Sheep

🐑
Darkness' cover is the gloominess of blindness.
God waits for all to return to His light of truth.
No one is like anyone else.


... God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. ~ Psalms 100:3


Each of us, no matter who, battles with sin, and we all fail on a daily basis.

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his
own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:6


We live in a world that lacks noble leadership with honor and truth.

'... "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; ..."'
~ Ezekiel 34:5-6


Evil feasts upon the meek and innocent,
who are ignorant to their methods.


"... there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the
shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock" - ~ Ezekiel 34:7-8


What a shame when no one is purposed to help one another.

'"... the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will
deliver My flock from their mouths, ..."' ~ Ezekiel 34:9-10


God will curse those who do not care for one another.

... says the Lord GOD: "Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and
seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among
his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them ..."'
~ Ezekiel 34:11-12


Exasperated for lack of truth, God Himself proclaims
He Himself will come to the earth to set truth as the foundation
for soul salvation, on an individual basis.


... the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they
were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. ~ Matthew 9:36


And so God came into the world, in the flesh, as proclaimed.
Jesus is observing that no one is elevating the weary as they are trampled
upon. God came to the earth to set straight a salvation plan no one could
steal. And His love for life, that He created to live, did just that,
delivered truth without dispute for all to know.


"... for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
~ Luke 19:10


Christ came to explain those things we all need to know,
how to see all as precious, including ourselves.


"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."
~ John 10:11


Commitment to death is such a proclamation that sculps an eternal
gift, and a picture that cannot be painted, for its' obvious simple
wonderfulness, beyond any measure that may be conceived by man.


"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved,
and will go in and out and find pasture." ~ John 10:9


To find contentment has no comparison in life where
hope rides the highest ideal strengthening the soul.


... "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit
on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? ..." ~ Matthew 12:11-12


And who would claim good is never good but those with agendas to
advance personal wealth, over that of the souls who truly labor to no end.
Enduring civilizations are built upon equability and fairness lifting
souls to do more, and most importantly, to worship God thankfully.
Without purpose of heart and unity of mind, chaos results.


"... What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them,
does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one
which is lost until he finds it? ..." ~ Luke 15:4-5


One link broken tears the whole chain apart. Would
you turn someone looking for help, and a word of compassion, away?
Revenge is the Lord’s, and He asks of us to gain souls bound for heaven.
Love is the light no matter how dark the sinner.


"... there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over
ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance." ~ Luke 15:6-7


Ruin has no glory for those without God.

"... Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep." ~ John 21:15-17

God calls for us to help one another, okay 🖜

    👋   Feed My Lambs     
    👊   Tend My Sheep
    👌   Feed My Sheep


Side by side we live among each other, under God’s universal temporary
shadow, where the veil is preparing to peel back; His truth shines forth as
we approach our final awakening. It is God who watches to see, who will
respond to this most urgent call to live as brothers and sisters. God’s
family is just that; do you hear what the Spirit says to the churches?


"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give
them eternal life, and they shall never perish; ..." ~ John 10:27-28


Breathless, heaven holds unspeakable love not to be missed.

... who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
~ 1st Timothy 2:4


The echo of truth cannot be silenced as
God’s own voice trumpets over all to join.


that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting
covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, ...
~ Hebrews 13:20-21


Divine knowledge gives access to being holy

  Now may the God of peace make you  
      ⮡  Complete in every good work
                  ⮡  to do His will

  Working in you
        ⮡  What is well pleasing in His sight
                      ⮡  Through Jesus Christ


God wills that we be whole in ourselves with consciences of confidence,
to change all relationships for the better, patiently, enduring through the
enemy of temporal time, that divides souls to sinking in self-inflicted
godless pits of such high importance. Logs in egos eyes rise establishing
lies of prejudice to only pound one another with tweezers. Without the
hand of God to light awareness, our walk is obscure at best.

Hear now, take God at His word to find freedom the earth will never find,
nor can it deliver. Belonging to God changes life forever.


Love for one another is the hill we all must climb
  ● God has made us, and not we ourselves
  ● Like sheep we have all gone astray in self pursuits
  ● All shepherds greedily turned feeding themselves
  ● God himself would shepherd where none were
  ● Jesus painfully saw no shepherds among the people   
  ● Jesus came to seek and save all the lost
  ● It is through Jesus’ door, entrance to truth is had
  ● Without continuous good conduct, truth is lost
  ● God declares value in the whole of it all
  ● Angles rejoice over one sinner who repents
  ● Jesus wants us to feed each other in love
  ● God desires all to be saved in knowledge of truth
  ● Christ is the great shepherd who completes us

The song is lost if all hear not,
the cry to help one another.

Darkness aches torn from the light.


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??/??/2020 ~ Must


Darkness is a show of all that is cold.
Time does not change truth as it crosses all space.

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked
and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


The source of all life in light will gauge each heart by how it loved or not.

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things
we have heard, lest we drift away. ... ~ Hebrews 2:1-3


In the most sincere terms God calls to all in hope for the genuine.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
that each one may receive the things done in the body, according
to what he has done, whether good or bad. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:10


Courage of spirit is lacking when
cowards lie as their last front of protection.
To not be humbled by the bottom of the sky
is to exalt oneself over the dust below.


You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
~ 2nd Timothy 2:3


In the canyons of life, cliffs arise meant to inspire heights yet unknown.

... forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even
as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. ... ~ Colossians 3:12-14


Blessed are those who follow the natural flow
   Put on:
               ● Tender Mercies
               ● Kindness
               ● Humility
               ● Meekness
               ● Longsuffering
               ● Bearing with one another   
               ● Forgiving one another
               ● Love

God knows one of our weaknesses is being unable to have
forgiving hearts. We more often judge one another, and so
condemn those we know, to the detriment of our greater joy
in the freedom found in simple love.


And this commandment we have from Him: that he who
loves God must love his brother also. ~ 1st John 4:21


A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is
a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ~ Proverbs 18:24


Unconditional love is a truly rare event in all the twistings
this conscious life presents. As animals commit in subservience,
its’ lesson shows us the reflection of true love beyond measure.
Life can not live without the simplest of ingredients, love.


And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all,
able to teach, patient, in humility correcting ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:24-26


God has set goodness as a universal quality

   Servant of the Lord:
         ⮡  must not quarrel
                  ⮡  but
                        ⭣  Be gentle to all
                            Able to teach
                            Patient
                            In humility correcting   




If truth is one’s quest, the senses reveal evils cleavage,
on God’s call to return in wholesome awareness.


... to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject,
not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake. ~ Romans 13:3-5


"... that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you,
'You must be born again.' " ~ John 3:5-7


To have a higher state of consciousness, one must see through the
lens of an omnipotent creator, father of all. As such, birth into eternity
is something unnatural to where all flesh dies.


"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
~ John 4:24


In the pool of truth it is shared across all ages no matter what levels
of knowledge are to be had. Fundamentals do not change in God’s
call for righteousness and adherence to His given words.


... for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He
is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6


Salvation is a matter of action on our part, and not just listening,
but striving to improve in all the facets of a good heart.


... what must I do to be saved?" So they said, "Believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, ... ~ Acts 16:30-33


"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under
heaven given among men by which we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12


Salvation is a make it or break it deal
as announced by God Almighty Himself.


... at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:51-52


For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:53-54


Just to live in the past or future is to miss the moment,
and its’ significance. Corruption surrounds all who live upon the
earth, however, to inherit the blessing, eternal life's recognition
leads to an incorruptible rise back to Him. Nothing compares
to the eternal moment where all love lives.


For salvation one must adore the Lord in all He is
   ●  All must give an account of actions to God
   ●  We must give earnest heed to His words of truth
   ●  We must endure hardships in light of Jesus Christ    
   ●  We must hold forgiving hearts or risk damnation
   ●  If we love God we must love others too
   ●  For one to have friends, one must be friendly
   ●  God’s servants must not quarrel but inspire truth
   ●  Must be subject to governments for peace’s sake
   ●  One must be born again to see spiritual truths
   ●  One must worship God in spirit and truth
   ●  One must believe God is to find His rewards
   ●  To be eternally saved, one must believe in Christ
   ●  We must cleave to the divine hope of immortality

'What is' will not change for His Glory Remains.

Darkness breaks over what is lost.


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Darkness has no light of understanding.
In the vast ocean of time God renders redemption.

... ~ X

Title
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LAST LINE
Darkness abandons the light.


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?/??/202? ~ Significant Scriptures


Darkness is in the light of nothing.

His Word has been revealed for all to know Him.

... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;
therefore choose life, ... ~ Deuteronomy 30:19


"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you." ~ Matthew 6:33


"... If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him,
He will cast you off forever." ~ 1st Chronicles 28:9


I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.
~ Proverbs 8:17


But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
for he who comes to God must believe that He is, ... ~ Hebrews 11:6


Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. ... ~ Romans 14:22-23

... what does the LORD require of you But to do justly,
To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8


... Lord, ... Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, And
works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart; ... ~ Psalms 15:1-5


"If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at
the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it." ~ Genesis 4:7


For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD,
And He ponders all his paths. ... ~ Proverbs 5:21-23


Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work
or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave ... ~ Ecclesiastes 9:10


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. ... ~ Hosea 4:6

Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; ... ~ Proverbs 29:18

... when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out
My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, ... ~ Ezekiel 14:13-14


Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; ... ~ Isaiah 5:20


"The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father,
nor the father bear the guilt of the son. ..." ~ Ezekiel 18:20


"The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?" ~ Jeremiah 17:9


For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart,
and knows all things. ~ 1st John 3:20


... When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
~ Psalm 61:2


Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. ~ Proverbs 10:12

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear,
because fear involves torment. ... ~ 1st John 4:18


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


Pursue peace with all people, and holiness,
without which no one will see the Lord: ~ Hebrews 12:14


... ~ X

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Title
UNDER CONSTRUCTION TREASURES

X

Coming to God requires humble courage of truth.

Darkness is in all that is a lie.


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