For Those That Search To Know God ...

1/1/2023 IDOLS
1/22/2023 OF THE HEART
??/??/2023 MANKIND OF GOD
??/??/2023 SUICIDE
??/??/2023 REJECTED
??/??/2023 REDEEMED
??/??/202? LIARS
??/??/202? REVELATION

1/1/2023 ~ Idols

  IdolsAM.mp3 (31m 34s)


Darkness finds no friends in the light.

No substitute can be made to replace our God of Hosts.

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands. ...
~ Psalms 135:15-18

No Object can Replace the Spark of Life
Idols of the Nations
    ⮡  Work of men's hands
         ⮡ silver and gold

    ● Have mouths; do not speak
    ● Eyes they have; do not see
    ● They have ears; do not hear
    ● No breath in their mouths

  🡢 Who trusts in them is like them 

Woe to him who says to wood, 'Awake!' To silent stone, 'Arise! ...
~ Habakkuk 2:19

Imaginary Life unto the Inanimate is Fantasy
  Who says to silent wood, stone  
'Awake! Arise! It shall teach!'
Woe to him

Now they sin more and more, And have made for themselves molded images, ... ~ Hosea 13:2

Idols of many forms are loved more than God
  Sin more and more
     ⮡  Made molded images
            ⮡  Idols of their silver
           According to their skill
          🡢 Work of craftsmen 🡠
    They say, "Let the men kiss them"  

However every nation continued to make gods of its own, ... ~ 2nd Kings 17:29

If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands
foreign god, Would not God search this out? ... ~ Psalms 44:20-21

The Lord of Host’s is Sensitive to Our Call
God Knows
The Secrets of The Heart

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes
flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD." ~ Jeremiah 17:5

The Light of Heart is a Gift from Beyond


      Trusts in man
  Flesh his strength 

 🡢 Heart Departs
     from the LORD

... what does the LORD your God require of you, ... ~ Deuteronomy 10:12-14

God requires we feel towards others as Him
 God requires

     🡢 To fear the LORD your God
     🡢 To walk in all His ways
     🡢 To love Him
     🡢 To serve the LORD your God

                   ⮡  with all your heart and soul
     🡢 To keep His commandments and statutes  

                    🡢 Today for your good

He has made the earth by His power, He has established
the world by His wisdom, ... ~ Jeremiah 10:12-13

No Alternative can Beat the Creations of God
 He has made the earth
    🡢  by His Power
    🡢  by His Wisdom

             Stretched out the heavens
                  🡦 at His discretion 🡧

      ● He causes the vapors to ascend  
      ● He makes lightning for the rain
      ● He brings the wind
           ⮡ out of His treasuries

... For his molded image is falsehood, ... ~ Jeremiah 10:14-15

To Deny Truth does not Negate Truth
   Everyone is dull-hearted
                          ⮡  Without knowledge  

  Shame by molded falsehood image
                             They are futile
                            a work of errors

      In the time of their punishment
                    ⮡  They shall Perish

"Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed,
and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. ..." ~ Ezekiel 18:31-32

A Sinking Heart can Fail to Rise back to God
  GOD has no pleasure
in the death of one who dies
🡢 get yourselves a new heart
and a
new spirit 🡠
  Cast away committed transgressions  
For why should you die?
🡢 Therefore turn and live!

... 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure
in the death of the wicked, ...' ~ Ezekiel 33:11

Life is Given in the Image of our Living God
  Why should
    you die?
        💀                    ⛲
                          Turn from
                        your wicked
                      ways and live!  

"... Return to Me, and I will return to you," Says the LORD of hosts. ...
~ Malachi 3:7

Remaining oblivious to God abandons His Ways
Return to Me, and
I will return to you

¿In what way shall we return?

  You have not kept My ordinances  

"... 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Repent, turn away from your idols, and
turn your faces away from all your abominations." ' " ~ Ezekiel 14:6

Black and White is as Evil opposes Goodness
Therefore says the Lord GOD:

🡆 "Repent, turn away from
all your abominations."

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

Destiny is Defined by One’s Desires
  Put to death on the earth:

       ● Fornication
       ● Uncleanness
       ● Passion
       ● Evil desire
       ● Covetousness, which is idolatry  

    Because of these the wrath of God
     is coming upon the disobedience

... put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according
to the image of Him who created him, ... ~ Colossians 3:8-10

Striving to be Better is the Climb to Eternity
  Put off all these:
       🡢 anger
       🡢 wrath
       🡢 malice
       🡢 blasphemy
       🡢 filthy language  
     Put off the old man
          with his deeds
Put on the
        new man

   ● Do not lie to
       One another
   ● Renewed in
       According to
   the image of Him  

What is cherished in heart is where life journeys
The worship of idols leaves the spirit dead
All should beware of the worship of things over God
Skills used for false worship is sinful
Countless gods fill the histories of man up to today
Hearts that depart from the LORD are cursed
God requires our love/walk in His ways for our good
God is the creator of all things by His power
Put off one’s transgressions and put on a new heart
God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked
Return to God and He will return to you
Proclaimed of old the LORD calls for all to repent
Put to death evil desire, & covetousness = idolatry
Do not lie and be renewed in the knowledge of God

Materialism is a test of character where souls seek.

Darkness comes together where no worth is.


1/22/2023 ~ Of the Heart

  HeartAM1.mp3 (32m 32s)
   HeartAM2.mp3 (28m 0s)

  Heart1-3.pptx          Heart4-6.pptx

Darkness rips across the cold anchors of space.

Hearts remain under the tears of time.

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad. ~ Proverbs 12:25

... and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7

Blessed are those who live past wicked shame
             ⮣  surpasses all understanding
  the peace of God
  Will guard your hearts and minds
             ⮡  through Christ Jesus

                                                         To God  
    In everything:                                   🡡
         ● by prayer and supplication
         ● with thanksgiving requests made  

🡢 Be anxious for nothing 🡠

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice! ~ Philippians 4:4

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the
spirit is broken. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, ...
~ Proverbs 15:13-15

A Joyous Life is not Compulsive Complainer
A merry heart
has a continual
Feast, a cheerful

The heart of
him who has
  Seeks knowledge
      By sorrow of
The heart the
spirit is broken

the mouth of fools
Feeds on foolishness  

All the days of the
afflicted are evil

Life is a meal of choice.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And
see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me ... ~ Psalms 139:23-24

Perversion's hinge is a heart's destruction
                          O God
                       Search me
  TEST        Know my heart     🡠 ASK   
    Try me, and know my anxieties
        See any wicked way in me

     Lead me in the way everlasting

... you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 4:1-2

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8

... each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification
and honor, not in passion of lust, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:3-5

Seeing truth is standing against lies
   |    Know how to possess
  In sanctification and honor  
  Not in passion of lust

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

... those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works.
These things are good and profitable to men. ~ Titus 3:8

... put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, ... ~ Ephesians 4:22

... but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it
is better to marry than to burn with passion. ~ 1st Corinthians 7:9

The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. ... He fashions
their hearts individually; He considers all their works. ~ Psalms 33:13-15

Freedom is the Ultimate act of Love
  The LORD looks from heaven
   He sees all the sons of men
                   ⮡  inhabitants of the earth  

    ● He fashions hearts individually
    ● He considers all their works

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works, ... ~ Psalms 14:1-2

Darkness crashes below the boundary of light
  The LORD looks down from heaven
                     ⮡  To see if there are any:
                                🡡  ● Who understand  
                                 |   ● Who seek God

  Fools say in heart, "There is no God."
         They are:
                     |   ● Corrupt
                     |   ● Do abominable works
                    🡣  ● None who does good

... incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
~ Proverbs 2:1-2

Apply your heart to instruction, And give your ears to words of knowledge.
~ Proverbs 23:12

So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
~ Psalms 90:12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
~ Psalms 51:10

Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. ~ Psalms 86:11

... who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6

... strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that
Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; ... ~ Ephesians 3:14-19

Fully understandable is the touch of God
  Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith
                                ⮡  rooted and grounded in love

  He would grant you, according to the riches
                                ⮡  of His glory, may be able to be  
                                  Strengthened with might
                     🡢 Through His Spirit in the inner man

  ● Comprehend with all the saints
          ⮡  the width and length and depth and height

  ● Know love of Christ which passes knowledge
          ⮡  may be filled with all the fullness of God

... that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and
attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the
knowledge of the mystery of God, ... ~ Colossians 2:2-3

Treasure finds peace the greatest prize
  Hearts may be encouraged
                        ⮡  Knit together in love

    Attaining to all riches
           ⮡  of the full assurance of understanding  

    🡢 to the knowledge of the mystery of God
                    ⮡  both of the Father and of Christ
               in whom are hidden all the treasures
                    ⮡  of wisdom and knowledge ⮠ 

Peace is disturbed when incentive has no purpose.
To remain lethargic in the complacency of corruption heals no soul.
To lift the spirit one must obtain a higher song where wishes call to hope.

God waits to hear from each mortal heart
Due diligence upwells the refreshments of life
Anxiety brings grief but good words lift a heart's joy
Faith guards a peaceful heart with thankful prayers
Faithful hearts ask God to know, test, and show us
God's word instructs us how we ought to walk
One needs to possess one's spirit for sanctification
God from heaven considers each heart's actions
God's words of wisdom is the treasure of awareness
One has to desire a clean steadfast heart
For a heart to come to God it must learn His truth
God's light shines through the knowledge of Christ
God wills we comprehend & be filled in His riches
We should attain confidence, wise in His knowledge

All hearts rest upon the gift of God's light.

  HeartAM3.mp3 (30m 14s)
   HeartAM4.mp3 (28m 46s)

... He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out
the work that God does from beginning to end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11

Invincibly done for our Wonder
He has made everything
Beautiful in its time

No one can find out the work that
🡢 God does from beginning to end

He has put eternity in their hearts

But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
~ Exodus 33:20

He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
~ Job 26:7

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
~ Psalms 147:5

... God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints
nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. ~ Isaiah 40:28

... 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

... we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this
day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives. ~ Deuteronomy 5:24

God is visible in all that can be perceived

Stretches out
Job 26:7
All seeing
Hebrews 4:13

Not see Me?

  Ps 147:5 Infinite
  Isaiah 40:28
Speaks with man  
Deuteronomy 5:24

As we walk through life we see one another. This does not change the fact
while, if we are fortunate enough, to know the bottom of our own hearts,
we can never see or know that naked conscience of another. We can
know of others, but in God's own image, we all maintain autonomy unique
to the psyche of self. To see God is to know of Him, and respond to this
two-way call from the depths of our bottom desires. It is a call to mutually
connect in the holiest of pure unimpeded caring; absolute submission.
This defines a moment, and a test, as marriage reflects this ultimate
human achievement, the genuine commitment over foolish fleeting's.
The magic of love is found in freedom's core, joyously loving others.

"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

... serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord
searches all hearts and understands all ... ~ 1st Chronicles 28:9

To find God is to know God
          The LORD searches all hearts
      Understands intent of all thoughts

  🡢 Know the God of your father
                            Serve Him
                                  ● with a loyal heart
                                  ● with a willing mind
                              🡥                     🡧 🡣 🡦
              If you seek Him, you will find Him   

'... I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be
My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return ...' ~ Jeremiah 24:7

God comes to a child's honest simple heart
I will give them a heart
  to know Me, that I am the LORD  

I will be their God
and they shall be My people
they shall return to Me
with their whole heart

So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them
by giving them the Holy Spirit, ... ~ Acts 15:8-9

"... unless you are converted and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." ~ Matthew 18:3

"... the LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward
appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." ~ 1st Samuel 16:7

God dwells in the depths of all Creation
  The LORD does not see as man sees  
🡢 the LORD looks at the heart 🡠

For man look$
🡧                         🡦
At the outward appearance

The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the
answer of the tongue is from the LORD. ... ~ Proverbs 16:1-2

As a Rock His word Remains judging in Truth
Preparations of the heart
Belong to man
🡦   🡧     
All the ways of a man
are pure in his own eyes

  But the answer = from the LORD  
☆ the LORD weighs the spirits ☆

Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; ...
~ Proverbs 16:3-5

Eternal Love is where a True Heart Lives
Commit your works to the LORD
  🡥   your thoughts will be established   🡤  

    Everyone proud in heart 🡠
= an abomination to the LORD   
Though they join forces
none will go unpunished

The LORD has made all for Himself,
even the wicked for the day of doom

The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching
all the inner depths of his heart. ~ Proverbs 20:27

... the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth,
and forms the spirit of man within him: ... ~ Zechariah 12:1

The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
~ Job 33:4

Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed,
Or the golden bowl is broken, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:6

... Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it:
~ Isaiah 42:5

Given by God the Light that fires in each soul

   forms the spirit
   Zec 12:1
spirit will return to God   
who gave it    Ec 12:6   

The spirit of a man
is the lamp of the LORD

   Almighty gives
   me life    Job 33:4
                      gives breath to   
the people    Isaiah 43:5   

Searching all the inner
depths of his heart

A man's steps are of the LORD; How then can a man
understand his own way? ~ Proverbs 20:24

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
~ Proverbs 21:2

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 16:25

Mankind requires proper instructions to live
🡡   A man's steps are of the LORD
the LORD weighs the hearts


How can a man
understand his own way?

Every way of a man
is right in his own eyes

a way that seems right to a man
But its end is the way of death

There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless
the LORD'S counsel-that will stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21

... He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever
walks wisely will be delivered. ~ Proverbs 28:25-26

Actions reflect purpose and motives rule
  Who trusts in the LORD
                       ⮡  Will be prospered

  Whoever walks wisely
                       ⮡  Will be delivered

  Who is proud of heart stirs up strife
  Who trusts in his own heart is a fool  

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own
understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, ... ~ Proverbs 3:5-7

Reliant on God over self declares character
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
Fear the LORD and depart from evil

acknowledge Him in all your ways
And He shall direct your paths

Do not be wise in your own eyes
  Lean not on your own understanding  

A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. ~ Proverbs 16:9

"Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright,
But they have sought out many schemes." ~ Ecclesiastes 7:29

The paranoid pompous greedy ignore their own

🡡 God has made man upright 🡡

  But they have sought out many schemes  
🡣                                                 🡣

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,
And He delights in his way. ~ Psalms 37:23

O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not
in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God
and into the patience of Christ. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:5

Intuition can hear the nudges of His truth

The way of man
  is nt in himself  
It is nt in
man who
walks to
direct his
own steps

Now may the Lord  
direct your hearts  
into the love of  
God and into the  
patience of Christ  

You also be patient. Establish your hearts,
for the coming of the Lord is at hand. ~ James 5:8

Influence is only as good as it results in positive change and upwelling
thoughts to inspire life's progress. It can be a challenge to rely on things
and or people with all the conflicts, and swirling desires enmeshed in
accusations, as well as denials. Time is a creation to test patience in truth,
and reveal individual hearts in trouble. How we respond declares what
we depend upon, ourselves, or a higher sense that knows better than
we ever could. Pure thoughts void of animosities can only be born,
and arise, from the love that extends from without from within. To be
full of self neglects this greater sense of emptying back to God,
and His reason for creation; to retrieve honest souls.

Nature calls to reflect goodness in God's Creation
God has put eternity in the hearts of the faithful
To find God, know and serve Him with a loyal heart
God makes Himself known so as to return to Him
God knows the heart made pure by faith
God requires a pure heart as a child's heart
While man sees outward, God sees the inner heart
Man cannot understand his way without the LORD
While man justifies himself, the LORD will judge
As man declares what is right, it may end in death
Man has many plans but the LORD's Word rules
God delights in a good man who steps in His ways
Man cannot direct his own steps void of God's Word
Patience establishes a heart waiting on the Lord

Loyal Hearts find God in Service to His Word.

  HeartAM5.mp3 (29m 26s)
   HeartAM6.mp3 (27m 48s)

As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man.
~ Proverbs 27:19

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,
and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. ..."
~ Matthew 12:35-37

One cannot hide from essence of heart
Treasure of heart

       Good man                Evil man
               🡣                             🡣
      Brings forth            Brings forth
      Good things             Evil things
                   🡦                   🡧
              in the day of judgment
 🡢 Give account for every idle word  
               🡣      Revealed      🡣
         Justified              Condemned

"... out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." ~ Luke 6:45

It is difficult to see a closed heart




of the Heart

    Desire               Abilities



   Desire                                                 Sorrow



So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly
or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2nd Corinthians 9:7

God wants your heart not your money
God loves a cheerful giver
🡤   🡡   🡥
Let each one give
as he purposes in his heart

 🚫 Not grudgingly or of necessity  

... let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, ...
~ Hebrews 10:22

Joining in faith together is God's plan
          Draw near with a true heart
             in full assurance of faith
  Having hearts
         ⮡  from an evil conscience  
  Bodies washed with pure water  

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of
his heart will flow rivers of living water." ~ John 7:38

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~ Matthew 6:21

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~ Luke 12:34

... be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle
and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4

Calm spirits lift wisdom to heaven's heights
Very precious in the sight of God
Not merely outward
The hidden person of the heart
with the incorruptible beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit

... opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for
those who boast in appearance and not in heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:12

Arrogance has the aroma of an evil heart
               Do not
  Commend ourselves
  Give you opportunity
          to boast on
           an answer

Those who boast  
in appearance    
and not in heart   

... If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again
consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's.
~ 2nd Corinthians 10:7

Earth's prison bars traps one under the sky
  Do you look at things according  
to the outward appearance?

🡢 Convinced Christ in you?

Consider this in you 🡠
That just as you are Christ's
Even so we all are Christ's

And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. ~ 1st Corinthians 3:23

For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.
Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. ~ Romans 14:8

The souls of all mankind cascade back to God

Live or die       
                        We are the Lord's  

    If we live
  We live to
    The Lord
If we die       
we die to       
the Lord       

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:16

Excellence of wisdom has no price
Do not lose heart

Inward man is
🡢 Being renewed 🡠
Day by day

  Outward man is perishing  

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season
we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ~ Galatians 6:9

Each path has penetrating forks to tomorrow
            ⮣  While doing good
    Do not
           ● Grow weary
           ● Lose heart

  In due season we shall reap  

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son
into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" ~ Galatians 4:6

Cherish life's beat in each given breath
God has sent forth
the Spirit of His Son
⸫ Because you are sons

  🡢 into your hearts, crying out  
"Abba, Father!"

... justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace ... ~ Romans 5:1-2

Holding hope by faith ensures Grace
Justified by faith
We have peace with God
Through our Lord Jesus Christ
Whom also we have access
by faith into this grace

  🡢 in which we stand, and rejoice  
🡢 in hope of the glory of God      

The light from above pierces all


by faith
⇗     ⇖
Peace with God
  Through our Lord Jesus Christ  

We stand and rejoice
↝ Hope of the glory of God ↜

... hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured
out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. ~ Romans 5:3-5

God's Fishing Hook

     r      h
     a      o
     n      p

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes,
it is a tree of life. ~ Proverbs 13:12

Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord. ~ Psalms 31:24

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen
your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! ~ Psalms 27:14

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah ~ Psalms 62:8

For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
~ Psalms 33:21

But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
~ Psalms 13:5

... lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the
living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is call "Today," lest any of
you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. ~ Hebrews 3:12-15

Tears in the absence of His Truths from heaven
  We have become partakers of Christ if

             Today hear His voice
                  ⮡  exhort one another daily
                          ⮡  hold confidence to the end  

  Do not harden your hearts:
          ● as in the rebellion
          ● through the deceitfulness of sin
                 An evil heart of unbelief departs  
                        ⮡  From the living God ⮠

"Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His
statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day." ~ 1st Kings 8:61

Overwhelming joy for His Love for us
  Loyal heart to the LORD our God
          this day

                ● Walk in His statutes
                ● Keep His commandments  

... good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you
in every good word and work. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17

Why should we deny the best life offers in Him?
  Our God and Father who loves us
     our Lord Jesus Christ Himself

   Given us
           ● Everlasting consolation
           ● Good hope by grace

     Comfort and establish our hearts  
      🡢 in every good word and work

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give
a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, ...
~ 1st Peter 3:15

The test for eternal life paces before us all
Sanctify the Lord God
in your hearts
Always be ready to give
  A defense to everyone who asks
🡡                           🡡
A reason for the hope in you
With meekness and fear

Each of us reaches out to hold on to something, which includes both
the tangible and intangible. What we seek declares who we are; the
dichotomies that divide those good and evil battles from within. For a
heart to flourish in the light, one must hear that higher call where birds
sing, and the sun rises on all life. To meet that moment, caring for those
closest holds more relevance than distant anchors of disgust, which
may tend to dismiss and or stumble upon those said closest.
Hearts dance to the beat where love cancels hate.

Hearts are given to Find the Depths of Being
The heart is a window to the mirror of the soul
Accountability and judgment comes by one's words
The heart contains treasures that guide the spirit
Belief in God brings out the best one can be
God's sees beauty in the heart of a quiet spirit
Hypocrites boast in appearance but not in heart
In life or death all are subject to God through Christ
Faith in God gives peaceful access to His good grace
Hope is where hearts reaches for God
Knowing God fulfills the deepest desires to live
Trusting & waiting on God strengthens the heart
A hardened heart denies the assurances of God
God's word comes to comfort & establish our hearts

To appreciate life, it is God who gives life.

  HeartAM7.mp3 (31m 46s)
   HeartAM8.mp3 (33m 40s)

... whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
~ 1st John 3:16-21

Love's expression finds worth in giving
He laid down His life for us
🡤     🡡     🡥
By this we know love
🡡                                                     🡡
  Lay down your lives for the brethren  

Whoever has this world's goods
and sees his brother in need
shuts up his heart from him
🡣                                                      🡣
How is the love of God in him?

Free hearts drop guilt for the pursuit of love
Let us not love in word or in tongue
⮡  But in deed and in truth

By this we know we are of the truth
  and shall assure our hearts before Him  

    if our heart  
condemns us,
God is greater
than our heart, and
knows all things

if our heart does
not condemn us
  we have     
toward God

... a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there
is no creature hidden from His sight, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12-13

God's word opens horizons otherwise unknown
The word of God = living
Sharper than any two-edged sword
Piercing division of soul and spirit

+ = a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart

No creature = hidden from His sight
  🡢 to Him whom we must give account  

... having heard the word with a noble and good heart,
keep it and bear fruit with patience. ~ Luke 8:11-15

Truth is often dismissed or purposely forgotten
The seed is the word of God
🡦       🡣       🡧
               By the wayside hear                  
Then the word is out of their hearts

  🡢 Lest they should believe and be saved 🡠  

                  On the rock hear                     
Receive the word with joy
Have no root, believe for a while
and in time of temptation fall away

Shallow origins awake hearing the call
Ones that fell among thorns hear
Go out and are choked with cares,
  riches, and pleasures of life      
Bring no fruit to maturity

Ones on the good ground
      Having heard the word          
With a noble and good heart
  Keep it and bear fruit with patience  

All struggle to escape the rocky thorns of living
              ● Dismiss
              ● Careless

              ● Shallow
              ● Temptations

              ● Forgetful
              ● Worldly

              ● Patient
              ● Godly

"The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom,
but the tares are the sons of the wicked one." ~ Matthew 13:38

But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts,
do not boast and lie against the truth. ... ~ James 3:14-18

As weather grows cold, so do hearts
🡡   Fruit of righteousness is sown in peace   🡡
Wisdom is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits,
without partiality and without hypocrisy

  if bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts  
🡢 do not boast and lie against the truth 🡠
This wisdom does not descend from above
is earthly, sensual, demonic
🡧                  🡦
🡣       Where envy and self-seeking exist       🡣
confusion and every evil thing are there

A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.
~ Proverbs 14:30

Truth cannot be contradicted or denied
  A Sound Heart = Life to the Body  
Envy = Rottenness to the Bones

He also taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live. ~ Proverbs 4:4

Cognitive powers have no equal

       ⮣  Live
       ⮡  Let your heart retain my words
                             ⮡  Keep my commands  

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with
those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:22-26

Truths are useless without application
             Pursue righteousness; faith, love, peace
   ✓   With who call on the Lord out of a pure

  Flee youthful lusts and foolish ignorant disputes
                           ⮡  Knowing they generate strife

     A servant of the Lord
         ⮡  Must not quarrel but be gentle to all
                 ⮡  Able to teach, patient, in humility
                        ⮡  Correcting who are in opposition

 🡢   Perhaps know truth and come to their senses   🡠 
      God grant them repentance to escape the devil

"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

Noble hearts use caution to control desire
              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   

... Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,
you double-minded. ~ James 4:7-8

Willingness to sacrifice for truth takes courage
Submit to God
🡢 Draw near to God 🡠
and He will draw near to you

  Resist the devil; he will flee from you  
Cleanse your hands, you sinners
            purify your hearts ⮠
                       ⮡  you double-minded

... love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again,
not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:22-25

Connection is better than isolated torture
Having been born again
Not of corruptible seed but incorruptible
Through the word of God which abides forever

in obeying the truth through the Spirit
in sincere love of the brethren
You have purified your soul
🡧      🡦

Love one another fervently with a pure heart
🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡
  This = the word of the LORD preached to you  

"... By this all will know that you are My disciples,
if you have love for one another." ~ John 13:34-35

Without love suffocation is near
As I have loved you
I give you a new commandment
That you love one another
🡧        🡦

If you have love for one another
  All will know you are My disciples  

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5-7

Direction's purpose is either thorns or roses
Purpose of the commandment
= love from a pure heart, from a
Good conscience, from sincere faith

🡢  Some have strayed  🡠
Turned aside to idle talk
Desiring to be teachers of the law
Understanding neither what they
  Say nor the things which they affirm  

God's word inspires the blossoming of a soul
  🡢 Purpose of the commandment
        Is love
                  ● From a pure heart
                  ● From a good conscience  
                  ● From sincere faith

... "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, ... ~ Mark 7:20-23

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." ~ Matthew 15:19

Terrifyingly, each of us has the power to murder

  ● Evil thoughts
  ● Adulteries
  ● Fornications
  ● Murders
  ● Thefts
  ● Blasphemies
  ● False witness
  What comes out of a man
                         ⮡  that defiles a man
From within
    ⮡  Out of the heart of men proceed

         ● Evil thoughts     ● Deceit
         ● Adulteries           ● Lewdness
         ● Fornications      ● An evil eye
         ● Murders              ● Blasphemy
         ● Thefts                   ● Pride
         ● Covetousness   ● Foolishness  
         ● Wickedness

  Out of
  The Heart

... alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them,
because of the blindness of their heart; ... ~ Ephesians 4:18-19

Brutally dishonest, lies numb the heart
  Alienated from the life of God
     Their understanding darkened
              ⮩  of the ignorance in them
                   of blindness of their heart

               🡢 Who past feeling work all 🡠  
                Uncleanness with Greediness
                          Given to lewdness

They devise iniquities: "We have perfected a shrewd scheme."
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. ~ Psalms 64:6

Evil's hidden darkness has no rays of heart
  The inward thought and the heart  
  ⮡  of man are deep
They devise iniquities:
"Perfected shrewd schemes"

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh
his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD." ~ Jeremiah 17:5

"... I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give
every man according to his ways, ..." ~ Jeremiah 17:9-10

How quickly the heart disappears from view
Above all things
The heart is deceitful
And desperately wicked

Who can know it?

I, the LORD, search the heart
I test the mind
🡧                           🡦
To give every man according to
   his ways; the fruit of his doings   

As we travel upon the waves of time, each heart hopes
for assistance in obtaining joy or sanctuary from the horrors of living.
Endurance leads to more as all sails push forward. It is the breath of God
that delivers that deepest of laughter when heard for the truth that it is.
To remain ignorant of His will only leads to confusion and the
corruption that envelops all disloyal destructive hearts.
Love has always been the key to set one free.

Dark hearts are the Cancer that Devours Love
Not helping one another is what condemns a heart
God's truths pierces the spirit to heal the soul
Patience in belief settles the spirit of good soul
Envy & self-seeking destroys any peace of heart
Righteousness, faith, and love deliver a pure heart
Sin is a battle of conscience one should rule over
Submitting to God cleanses a heart from hypocrisy
Obeying truth lifts a heart out of the corruptible
Love for one another is a highest of calls from God
Love from a pure heart is Gods own call for us to be
Each soul produces heartfelt shine; dark or light
Cold blind ignorance darkens a heart from truth
A wicked heart's fruits will find abrupt judgment

God desires to reach each heart with His truths.

  HeartAM9.mp3 (27m 23s)
   HeartAM10.mp3 (30m 04s)

"Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside
and serve other gods and worship them, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 11:16

Caution means little to the reckless
Lest your heart be deceived
🡧         🡦

🡢 Take heed to yourselves 🡠
🡦         🡧
And you turn aside and
  Serve and worship other gods  

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

Sorrow grips all hearts seeking relief
  Watch to stand before the Son of Man
    take heed
to yourselves
              ⮡  Lest your hearts weighed down
                              ⮡  with
                                        ● Carousing
                                        ● Drunkenness
                                        ● Cares of this life

  Pray you may be counted worthy
      ⮡  to escape that unexpected snare Day  

They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; ...
~ Hosea 7:2

The cost of living is due before God alone
Consider in heart
🡧    ❣    🡦

🡢 I remember all their wickedness 🡠

  ⮎ Their own deeds surround them ⮌  
🡤       🡡       🡥
They are before My face

... "You are those who justify yourselves before men,
but God knows your hearts. ..." ~ Luke 16:14-15

Murderous madness consumes hearts of greed
Who were lovers of money
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Derided Him and the things He said
God knows your hearts
👉 You are those who justify 👑
Yourselves before men

🡧              🏰              🡦
What is highly esteemed among men
  is an abomination in the sight of God  

... some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows. ~ 1st Timothy 6:10

Worship involves pinnacle desires of heart
Love of money
a root of all kinds of evil
 🡢   Some have strayed from the faith   🡠 
in their greediness and pierced
themselves through with sorrows


O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved.
How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you? ~ Jeremiah 4:14

Force of thought commands character
That you may be saved
  Wash your heart from wickedness  

How long shall
evil thoughts
be in you?

"Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart may be forgiven you." ~ Acts 8:22

A seared conscience has no mercy
  Repent of your wickedness  
Pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart
may be forgiven you

Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD,
But the blameless in their ways are His delight. ~ Proverbs 11:20

Conduct without restraints condemns

  Perverse heart = abomination to LORD

Blameless in their ways = His delight

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who
has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure. ~ Psalms 101:5

Wretched ambiance follows the proud
      ⮡  Has a haughty look
             ⮡  a proud heart

              Secretly slanders his neighbor  

                        Him I will;
                                        ● destroy
                               🡣      ● not endure

Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty,
And before honor is humility. ~ Proverbs 18:12

Soft or harsh hearts declare decency
The heart of a man   
🡧        🡦
Before honor = Humility 🡡

  Before destruction = Haughty 🡣  

"But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride,
he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him."
~ Daniel 5:20

All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to
His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants ... ~ Daniel 4:35

Importance is derived in usefulness
All the inhabitants of the earth
🡢 Are reputed as nothing 🡠

He does according to His will
in the army of heaven And among
the inhabitants of the earth

No one can restrain His hand Or
  say to Him, "What have You done?"  

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceives himself. ~ Galatians 6:3

... thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives
his own heart, this one's religion is useless. ... ~ James 1:26-27

Desperation leads to impulsive outbursts
  Think you are religious ?
     ⮡  and do not bridle your tongue
            ⮡  you deceive your own heart
                   ⮡  one's religion is useless

   Pure and undefiled religion   🡠
     before God and the Father is this:
                 to visit orphans and widows  
                      ⮡  in their trouble
                 to keep oneself unspotted
                      ⮡  from the world

"But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things
and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads," ...
~ Ezekiel 11:21

Strength of spirit finds debauchery repulsive
  For ⮷
     ⮱ Whose hearts follow
              ⮡  Desire for detestable things
                      ⮡  and their abominations

           I GOD will recompense their
             deeds on their own heads

... get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, ...
~ Ezekiel 18:30-31

Truth honored returns the heights of heaven
I will judge you says the Lord GOD
Every one according to his ways
🡧           🡦
🡢   Repent, and turn     
From all your transgressions
So that iniquity will not be your ruin
Cast away all your transgressions

  🡢 Get a new heart and a new spirit 🡠  

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

Evil's collapse swirls upon the innocent
  In latter times some will depart the faith

       ● Giving heed to deceiving spirits
       ● Doctrines of demons
       ● Speaking lies in hypocrisy
       ● Having their conscience seared
       ● Forbidding to marry
       ● Commanding to abstain from foods  

       🡢 God created us to be thankful 🡠 
       by who believe and know the truth

... do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and
by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
~ Romans 16:17-18

Greed undermines decency as it falls flat
  Note those who:           ⮣  avoid them
     🡢 Cause divisions and offenses
     🡢 Contrary to doctrine you learned
        Those do not serve Jesus Christ
             🡣                   ⮡  But their own belly
  By smooth words
  and flattering speech

        Deceive the hearts of the simple

... in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord, ... ~ Ephesians 5:17-21

A hearts deepest song liberates back to God
Do not be unwise
Understand what the will of the
Lord =

            Do not be drunk with wine (delutions)
Be filled with the Spirit
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
singing and making melody in your heart

  🡢 to the Lord God, giving thanks always 🡠  
submitting to one another in fear of God

... singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in
word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, ... ~ Colossians 3:15-17

In who we are is in what we do
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts
Called in one body to be thankful
The word of Christ dwell in you richly
in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing
  In psalms and hymns and spiritual songs  
singing with grace in your hearts to God
🡤 🡡 🡥
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all
in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
🡢 thanks to God the Father through Him 🡠

... as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with
goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, ... ~ Ephesians 6:6-7

The greatest one can do is for others
       ⮣  as bondservants of Christ
  Doing the will of God from the heart
    🡢 With goodwill doing service 🡠
      as to the Lord, and nt to men

                              Nt with eyeservice  
                                 as men - pleasers

... who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness
and reveal the counsels of the hearts. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 4:5

Justice emancipates truth over all falsehoods
Until the Lord comes
Judge nothing before the time
God will bring to light
  The hidden things of darkness and  
Reveal the counsels of the hearts
🡦              🡡              🡧
Each one's praise
Will come from God

Terror has familiarity across all ages of mankind. Expeditions in living
have had diverse battle colors, just now current, and in countless past
spectrums. Love and hate too often has pushed passions past civility.
Hope has been a genuine call to survival. Comfort sought by the elite
has always subjected the meek. Human fish hooks seek freedom
from this monster trolling pole. What sinks the unity of a people is
acceptance of a liars lies. This is why His word has come to us.

Materialism is a test for what truly draws a heart
Take heed to not have heavy hearts of earthly cares
Do not forget God remembers all wicked acts
God knows all hearts in how and what they desire
The love of money pierces a heart of sorrows
Prayer is essential in requesting His forgiveness
Perverse secretive hearts are an abomination
Proud/haughty have no inheritance in God's realm
Hardened hearts hold the disease of arrogance
Repent, cast away, and turn from one's sins
Evils will remain in the times of unfaithful deceit
Watch, corrupt desires will corrupt simple hearts
Do all in thankfulness through the peace of God
God's judgment will praise those in His light

The heart is a light given by God to shine.

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   HeartAM12.mp3 (27m 34s)

HeartAM13.mp3 (31m 32s)

"Now, therefore," says the LORD, "Turn to Me with all your heart, ..."
~ Joel 2:12-13

Crippled are all those who miss God
               Return says the LORD
         Turn to Me with all your heart
   Rend your heart, not your garments

  The LORD your God is;
                 ● Gracious and merciful
                 ● Slow to anger
                 ● Of great kindness
                 ● Relents from doing harm

... who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. ... ~ Isaiah 57:15

Easy to know help is required
🡢 Says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity
Whose name is Holy:

I dwell With him who has
a contrite and humble spirit
  To revive the spirit of the humble  
And to revive the heart
of the contrite ones

Hearts are called to settle upon goodness








The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit. ~ Psalms 34:18

Repentance is a call back to God's ways
The LORD = near
🡧       🡦
  To those who have a broken heart  

And saves such as have
a contrite spirit

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the Lord tests the hearts. ~ Proverbs 17:3

God looks for noble spirits
The refining pot is for silver
the furnace for gold

  But the LORD tests the hearts  

... who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God
will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; ... ~ Isaiah 35:4

Fear of man is not trust in God
Say to who are fearful-hearted
🡧          🡦

Be strong, do not fear!

  🡢 God will come with vengeance 🡠 
With the recompense of God
He will come and save you

"... these words which I command you today shall be in your heart."
~ Deuteronomy 6:5-6

A place to be is a heart that is free
   You shall love the LORD your God

          🡢 with all your heart
          🡢 with all your soul
          🡢 with all your strength

  These words shall be in your heart  

"... ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' ...” ~ Mark 12:30

Genuine devotion lights eternity's truths
  You shall love the LORD your God  

          🡢 with all your heart
          🡢 with all your soul
          🡢 with all your mind
          🡢 with all your strength

      This = the first commandment

"... the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him
with all your heart and with all your soul." ~ Deuteronomy 4:29

To find all, peace resides at the bottom
  Seek the LORD your God
       You will find Him if you seek Him  
                        ● with all your heart
                        ● with all your soul

... you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:12-13

God calls to each waiting for the return plea
  Call upon Me
         Go and pray to Me
          ⮡  I will listen to you

     You will seek Me and find Me  
       ⮡  When you search for Me
             🡢 With all your heart

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable
in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. ~ Psalms 19:14

Seeking His truths strengthens a heart
  Let ⮷
     ⮱ the words of my mouth
         the meditation of my heart  

          Be acceptable in Your sight  
          O LORD
                 ● my strength
                 ● my Redeemer

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart, ... ~ Proverbs 3:3

Mercy is a soul's compassion for others
  Let not ⮷
     ⮱ Mercy and truth forsake you
       Bind them around your neck
                        🡧   🡣   🡦
                  Write them on the tablet  
                        of your heart

... but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone
but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:2-3

His word is a furnace of heart in blazing truth
Christ's epistle written in our hearts
Known and read by all men;
Written nt with ink
🡢 But by the Spirit of the living God  

Not on tablets of stone
but on tablets f the heart

"... I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them," ...
~ Hebrews 10:16-17

Forgiveness is the Grace of His love
The covenant that I make
Says the LORD:

  I will put My laws into their hearts  
🡢 in their minds I will write them

Their sins and their lawless deeds
I will remember no more

... the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, ...
~ Romans 1:16-19

God's word emancipates each heart that believes
The gospel of Christ = the power of God
To salvation for everyone who believes

🡢 in it the righteousness of God is revealed
"The just shall live by faith"

  The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against  
all ungodliness and unrighteousness
🡢 of men, who suppress the truth
in unrighteousness

God has shown it to them

... For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ~ Romans 10:6-10

Faith is found in not judging worth in others
The righteousness of faith
Speaks in this way

Do not say in your heart
🡧         🡦
  'Who will
  🡡  ascend into    
'Who will   
    descend into  🡣  
the abyss?'  

∴ Faith in Christ

God is close as we admit His presence
⬐ Righteousness of faith says:       
The word of faith preached is near you
in your mouth and in your heart

If you confess with your mouth
  the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart  

that God has raised Him from the dead
🡢 you will be saved

  With the heart  
One believes unto righteousness

For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.
~ 1st Corinthians 11:31

Honest introspection purges prejudice
     🡢 We would judge ourselves  
     🡢 We would not be judged

... slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form
of doctrine to which you were delivered. ~ Romans 6:17

Eyes open see heaven's glory
God be Thanked
🡤    🡡    🡥
Though you were slaves of sin
You obeyed from the heart
     🡥                               🡦
  Doctrine which you were Delivered  

... he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God
keeps him busy with the joy of his heart. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:19-20

Regard for gifts of God declares submission
          🡢 This is the gift of God
        Every man to whom God has
     ● Given riches and wealth
     ● Given him power to eat of it
     ● To receive his heritage   🡦
     ● Rejoice in his labor

     God keeps him busy
  With the joy of his heart
      He will
  🡧   not dwell  
      unduly in
      his life

... "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said,
"I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."~ Acts 8:37

To see heaven is to believe in it
You may
🡧            🡦
  If you believe with all your heart  

I believe that Jesus Christ
= the Son of God

"... there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant
and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts."
~ 2nd Chronicles 6:14

As God gives He expects the same
  LORD God
   in heaven
    on earth   🡦
                        Who keep Your
                    Covenant and mercy
                      With Your servants
                    Who walk before You  
                      With all their hearts

"... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
~ John 14:27

Harmony vibrates from all the stars above
    Peace I leave with you
🡧    🡦
      Nt as the world gives
       Do I give to you
  Let nt your heart be troubled  
neither let it be afraid

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
~ John 14:1

Earth is the womb delivering hope's faith
Believe also in Me
You believe in God
  Let not your heart be troubled  

"Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that
it will be just as it was told me." ~ Acts 27:25

Arms are meant for grasping to catch truth
Take heart    
🡧   🡣   🡦    
  Believe God that it will  
Be just as it was told

But above all these things put on love, which
is the bond of perfection. ~ Colossians 3:14

Shining hope arrives when love is all
Above all these things

🡢 Put on

  Love = the bond of perfection  

To never know God is as to never live.

Awake to God reveals the Greatest in Life
God desires our inward heart over outward masks
God dwells with all humble spirits who mourn
Our revival is where faith conquers all
Fear is short of faith, and in His strong promises
Absolute love for God describes the top of character
God hears all hearts who honestly seek Him
Mercy and truth are the high waters of a heart
God's salvation plan forgives obedient hearts
Call for higher faith in Christ over judging others
Deliverance comes by earnestly following His word
Joyfully busy is God's gift to all genuine hearts
Peace is the greatest rest He gives to all believers
Faith is confidence in the eventual outcome

Heaven holds the heart of God for the faithful.

Opinion and bias guide each sinking or lifting moment in all civilizations,
where inevitably they fail to remember past stumbling's, and revert
to primordial lusts with little respect for decency. Rebellion holds
widespread anger crimes running rampant as the people cry for freedom,
in the blindness of countless liars. Noble actors evaporate in the fog.
The curtain always falls on those who cannot see the stage.
Unfortunately, humanity has the infectious disease of careless
forgetfulness, especially when societies want to set aside
and or blame the tyranny they believe oppresses them.

Crucibles of hate tarnish the edges as we try to climb out of mediocrity.

As God fades from our memories, we have no excuse when we lose
ourselves to the idols of our creation. Without sensibility, unity is only
a dream, and where all seeking quests have ridden for ongoing eons.
People can only find when they come to know. Ignorance has little
foundation, and more often eases into corruption. God gave us the
tools to gain the best outcome, if our choices are wise enough, and our
hearts are lovingly patient enough, to stand for His truths of character;
then our children may well in fact survive to meet another day.

Godless, heartless societies
have no chance of survival.

Darkness is the loneliness of a cold heart.


6/25/2023 ~ Works By Example

  WorksByExampleAM.mp3 (32m 11s)


Darkness cannot overtake the power of God’s Light

In our quest to achieve, direction of thought defines our essence.

... "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden
your hearts as in the rebellion." ~ Hebrews 3:15

Actions Declare Character
Act on His Word

Hear His Voice

  Harden your heart  

    Do not act on His Word

... "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
~ John 6:29

Belief is buried in what one holds deepest

        Accept as true

                              Be certain of

  Have faith in

                           Have confidence in  

     Believe in Him


For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10

The image of God is intended for all His creatures


      Wisdom                               Friendship

   🡢 God prepared beforehand 🡠   
         We should walk in them

... not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
~ Ephesians 5:15-17

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

"... Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who
says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
who does the will of My Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 7:16-21

The fruits of spirit reveal the soul
  ● By their fruits you will know them

Good tree bears good fruit 🡢 Pruned
Bad tree bears bad fruit 🡢 Burned

  Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,'  
shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
Who does the will of My Father in heaven

Without honesty there is no reward
  To enter the kingdom of heaven  
Who does the will of

God in heaven

... Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive
about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:13-16

Decent sanity breaks-up without sense of God
  If we are faithless, He remains faithful

Remind them of these things
charging them not to strive about words
to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers

  ● Be diligent to present yourself approved
     to God, a worker who does not need to be
     ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth  

name calling     gossip
  profane and idle babblings  
they will increase to more ungodliness

... A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies.
~ Proverbs 14:23-25

Truth lifts souls while liars abysmally descend
   Crown of the wise = their riches   
    The foolishness of fools = folly

      A true witness delivers souls
    A deceitful witness speaks lies

... so great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us, ... ~ Hebrews 12:1

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them,
that your progress may be evident to all. ~ 1st Timothy 4:15

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

Each of us holds a talent no others possess.
To find this quality, and use it to bring about benefits, for self and others,
is the best a soul can achieve. Nirvana is a quest in obtaining personal
awareness. It is not a competition with others but a honing of personal
excellence. Jobs in the mundane world can sour a soul in recognizing
what is finest in given gifts, especially when drawn into apathy and
cynicism. To be in front of the war of social indifference, passion must be
ignited to pursue those hobbies or aptitudes meant to fulfill living one’s life.

Too many leave with no legacy, for they themselves
never find the meaning of their greatest purpose.
Without personal purpose, life becomes lost.
Love is taken away when anxiety is filled with depression.

And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet
urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. ~ Titus 3:14

Best use of resources over frivolous irresponsibility
  Learn to maintain good works  
       ⮡  to meet urgent needs
             ⮡  not be unfruitful

Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his
hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
~ Ephesians 4:28

Our best actions come by what we give to others
  Who stole steal no longer
            ⮡  let him labor
                        ⮡  working what is good  
                            to give who has need

... be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him,
being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
~ Colossians 1:9-10

Knowledge with understanding only applies if employed
  Do not cease to pray
    ⮡  ask that you may be filled with
knowledge of His will
  in all wisdom / spiritual understanding
       ⮡  may walk worthy of the Lord
            ⮡  fully pleasing Him, being fruitful
                       in every good work

  ● Increasing in the knowledge of God  

In the vast arena of life choices are made, and must be made,
if spiritual salvation is to enter a soul’s existence. To dismiss
consciousness of conscience is to the detriment of a soul. Oblivion
is guaranteed for the dishonest and unfruitful as they pillage the land.
Eons of man have chosen lies over truth. The children, struggling to
become adults, have suffered for lack of truth without honest mentors.
Institutions are rooted in the mired condoning of lies to boost selfish
monetary profits. Corporations instruct employees to lie, the works of
greed. Without honesty, the light only dims for the hope of freedom,
where love can flourish.

Truth is found by believing in God’s Word of Life
Hear God and do not harden your heart to Him
To believe in Jesus is a working call by God
God created His creation to uphold good character
God wills we be careful and understand His will
God wills we constantly maintain good works
A soul will be known by the fruits they produce
God wills we recall His warnings of ungodliness
God sees labors of the humbly wise & deceitful liars
God calls for us to meditate upon His words of truth
God wills we shine with our good works
Said to learn to maintain the needs of good works
God wills that we forgo thievery for giving hearts
To pray unceasingly seeking & applying His truths

God will judge hearts as
seeking Him over self-seeking.

Darkness has no source.


??/??/2023 ~ Mankind of God

Darkness holds anger deeply wounding the soul.
Opinion does not change God's created natural order.

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into
his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. ~ Genesis 2:7

It is God who brought man into existence so that
He may enjoy the higher qualities of God Himself.

And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone;
I will make him a helper comparable to him." ~ Genesis 2:18

One thing angels do not share with mankind is that they are
never left alone, absent from the knowledge God is in their presence.
For this reason mankind has the opportunity to
reach heights above where angels dwell.

... Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made
into a woman, and He brought her to the man. ~ Genesis 2:21-22

As the Lord God is not alone, so He created a companion
to complement and assist man in his becoming aware.

... She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." ...
~ Genesis 2:23-24

From the beginning God made man and woman to be
husband and wife. Temptation led the woman to sin.

"... In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be
for your husband, And he shall rule over you." ~ Genesis 3:16

Woman for sin must bear children in pain.

"In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, ..." ~ Genesis 3:19

Man must earn the life he lives through work. Helpless is the flesh
to continue on, and permanence can be an idle wish without God.

He created them male and female, and blessed them and
called them Mankind in the day they were created. ~ Genesis 5:2

It is God who called Mankind into existence by name.

"Behold, all souls are Mine; ..." ~ Ezekiel 18:4

Death because of sin is not good news, for all of us
that fall short of the Holy purity that God is.

... Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth,
and forms the spirit of man within him: ... ~ Zechariah 12:1

It is God who sustains our spirit of life.

Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the
spirit will return to God who gave it. ~ Ecclesiastes 12:7

The earth will not release man from the burden of time that
he must endure ultimately through his own beating heart.

All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:20

No dream is big enough where it will not cease,
and the dead in sin will rise for judgment.

... man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and
glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:4-7

God explains the order of mortal creation. Man is to glorify God and
woman is to assist in his worship of God. Man is to honor woman,
and if he fails to do this, he regresses into evil, and a certain
lack of understanding. There has never been a shortage
of bigotry and hatred as sin consumes the multitude.

... neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man,
in the Lord. For as woman came from man, even so man also comes
through woman; but all things are from God. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:8-12

God's order for creation never fails if obeyed
  All things are from God
                                   Man → Woman

The symbol of authority for a woman's head is a covering of submission
to the declared for order by God; long locks of hair as a sign for her
reverent honoring. As angels submit to God, women reflect
this heavenly quality when they honor their husbands.

... the head of every man is Christ, the head of every woman is man,
and the head of Christ is God. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:3

A clear hierarchy has been established by God




Our return to God goes through Christ.

... The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does.
And likewise the husband does not have authority ... ~ 1st Corinthians 7:2-4

Marriage between a man and woman reflects a sacred surrendering,
which holy roots are in God Himself. The bodies of
man and women were created for each other.

... your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have
from God, and you are not your own? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:19-20

As part of the whole returns one's senses
  Your Body = Temple of the Holy Spirit  

God Owned
Bought at a Price

→ Glorify God in Body and Spirit

Each of us holds a holy gift of God: life.

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled;
but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. ~ Hebrews 13:4

Marriage is an institution of loyalty and commitment. Relationships for a
matter of lust or multiple schemings, for all kinds of sexual indiscretions,
should cause one to fear God’s wrath for the disobedience of self-serving.

... the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church;
and He is the Savior of the body. ... ~ Ephesians 5:22-24

God's church holds man answerable to Christ
Christ is head

The Church

         Husband is head         


Christ is our Savior, and He instructs us, through His word,
how best a married life is to be. Men must protect their wives
and keep them safe from harm as they bear man his children.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave
Himself for her that He might sanctify and cleanse her ... ~ Ephesians 5:25-27

One becomes holy by applying the word of God, which
has been given to bring about the best outcome for all.

... we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
~ Ephesians 5:28-30

If one disregards the truth of being a creation of God, then
we miss the fact of life as a part of Him and His giving spirit.

... let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and
let the wife see that she respects her husband. ~ Ephesians 5:31-33

Love and respect is what nurtures a successful marriage.
As for the church of Christ, it is His church and not the making
of men or a mere man. The call is to come to Christ, not man.

... without wrath and doubting; in like manner also, that the women
adorn themselves in modest apparel, ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:8-10

He watches for all souls to behave decently
  Men pray without wrath and doubting  

in like manner women

in modest apparel
professing godliness
with good works

God looks for us all to produce good works in His name honoring
His word. If one does not see Christ as the creation of God’s
own truth for us to unambiguously know, we reduce to
alienated fools, on the outside of His sanctuary.

God has made His hierarchy for Mankind clear
God formed man from dust and gave him life
God said, "It is not good that man should be alone"
God made woman from man for man’s partner
From the origin it was man and wife given by God
Sin rose painful child bearing & hard labors for man
God called them Mankind when they were created
All souls are God’s & the soul who sins will die
By the spirit of God man is sustained in life
Head/Christ/God, head/man/Christ, woman/man
Sexual immorality is all outside a man and his wife
Marriage is honorable, God will judge immoral lust
Husbands love your wife & wives respect husband
Men & women should pray without wrath & doubts

Shame comes upon all not abiding
in God’s ways of creation.

... the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers,
not given to much wine, teachers of good things ... ~ Titus 2:3-5

Woman, especially, as they age, should bring their experience
and wisdom to teach good things; what God would have us to be.
No where in the Bible does it state godly women to be ostracized.

... Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some
do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won ... ~ 1st Peter 3:1-2

Loyal wives obedient to the word have
drawn many men into God’s service.

... merely outward ... rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with
the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:3-5

Great is the shine of a quiet Holy character. Fundamental to the core
of essence is what one places trust in. Trust in God delivers a reliable
soul of a deeper nature. Trust in things can be a shaky venue at best.
To be trustworthy, one has to maintain integrity and commitment,
for the best outcome to lift others, as well as self.

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. ~ Proverbs 31:10-12

To find true love is the springtime of a life. As we are called to trust God,
finding a woman, one can trust, is finding the glory of God’s promise
Himself. Sadly, it can be said that trusting God is more a surety
than trusting people, who too often lie and deceive, within self-
seeking agendas. Love is transparent, withholding no secrets,
with only genuine concern. A good woman is worth more
than any amount. How can the stars be counted, which
still would fall short of the height of her unceasing value.

She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
... ~ Proverbs 31:26-28

The industrious wisdom of a woman shelters her family and draws praise
and respect. Slothfulness is foreign to her goals of successful family.
As women give birth to human life, their sense of kindness is heightened
far above their male counterparts. God has placed lessons upon women
to experience appreciation of the utmost of all nature: life.

... the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving
wife is sanctified by the husband; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 7:13-14

In a marriage, one believer in God is certainly better than none. His Holy
influence sanctifies a rather damned situation of contempt and division.

But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under
bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. ~ 1st Corinthians 7:15

One is not a stick to beat belief into another adult. Some maintain
lifestyles not compatible with reverent regard for His word of truth. Many
are alienated into their own disgust and would rather pursue life without
godly wives or husbands. At times, one cannot turn hateful hearts that run
from the truth, and abandon family. Unbelieving self-seekers are generally
only interested in themselves with little loyalty or compassion for others.

... But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one,
so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches. ~ 1st Corinthians 7:16-17

However, persistence is the better part of character and candor to never
give up. What is blue today can be green tomorrow. Hope is the wish of
the faithful. God has called each of us, no matter gender, to faith in hope.

... Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted
to speak; but they are to be submissive, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33-35

In formal worship of God, in church, man has been appointed authority
to commence those most sacred activities. God has authored the calling,
for the return of souls who have fallen away, from His truths and ways.
His declarations, in fact, bring about the best results for all that would
apply them. In His wisdom, the best of life shines forth.

Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a
woman to teach or to have authority over a man, ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:11-15

With submissive silence, in formal worship, a woman is to have
respect for man’s authority, which by no means lessens her faith,
love, and holiness, through the mastery of self-control. Faith, love,
and holiness, with self-control is the call to all mankind.

... And the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. ~ Judges 4:4-5

Women of past have had great influence on the success of societal order.
Deborah had wisdom which served the justice of God. A woman's
knowledge and expertise is welcomed in healing all, if she is able
to diagnose and render proper advise and or treatment. Many
holy healers have been, and are, women. Actions and called
for reverent behaviors in church, does not exclude women
from living righteous lives in the community at large.

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It
is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD.
~ Lamentations 3:25-26

All souls, no matter gender, need to wait quietly for the Lord.
It is a matter of control over spirit that God watches for.

... "Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children,
his brother shall marry his wife ..." ~ Matthew 22:23-24

Those that are mired exclusively in fleshly concerns cannot see the higher
truths of God’s own coming emancipation. “Oh brother,” perhaps had
some its roots in the exasperation of hypocrisy displayed here.

"... Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be?
For they all had her." ~ Matthew 22:25-28

The eagerness to run to sin and excuse oneself always points blame
on others instead of deep self-reflection. There are many that enjoy
arguing for the sake of arguing with their own spiteful hearts.

... "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but are like angels of God in heaven." ~ Matthew 22:29-30

Jesus, possessor of all truth, tells us the reality of souls as individuals
bound for a heavenly dwelling. Possessiveness and ownership
has no meaning in heaven’s abode of abundance.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither
male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~ Galatians 3:28

All souls are equally valuable to God. God labels the heart, not the flesh.

... When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained
to him the way of God more accurately. ~ Acts 18:24-26

When godly knowledgeable women encounter errors in scripture,
it is their duty to assist in clarity of thought. This does not mean
domination, rather a heart of teaching and helpfulness.
By heavenly light, all are made holy loving the pursuit.

... she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those
who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. ~ Luke 2:36-38

Anna, a wise old woman devoted to God’s word assisted those looking for
words of God’s redemption. It appears when asked for advice or insights
into the truth, thankful faithful woman are welcomed for their excellence
of thought. The Bible never says for women not to speak of God.

... help these women who labored with me in the gospel, ... ~ Philippians 4:2-3

Contentions among people are never uplifting without agreement
in His truth, and many woman have exercised much labor in the
gospel’s teachings. Without agreement in His words of instruction,
divisions will naturally arise, to the contrary of His will.

Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet
the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. ~ Romans 16:12

More than can be numbered are the women that have labored
in the Lord’s name for the glory that He is. Beauties best
appearance is found in the heart of honest loving souls.

... the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother
Lois and your mother Eunice, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 1:5

For most males in the faith, women play that initial part in
bringing out God's knowledge. The service of women
hold the best of what the world can be.

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another,
just as you also are doing. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:11

No matter gender, we must strive to comfort one another, not just for
pleasure, but for the salvation of the whole. When people are just
out for themselves, unity is a battle to avoid the discourteous.

Mankind of woman exposes souls for God or self
Older women should be teachers of good things
Godly submissive wives assist in a husbands faith
Quiet spirits adorned inwardly are precious to God
A virtuous wife allows man’s excellence to be man
Godly women are actively wise speaking kindness
Even one believing partner sanctifies a marriage
Salvation is an act of unyielding faith for the better
Women are to learn in respect for their husband
Women / not to have authority in church over man
In heaven no human marriage / all souls as angels
A wise women’s knowledge of redemption is for all
God wills women not be contentious - labor/gospel
Women of great faith educate the young

Indifference does not change
what God holds as Holy.

Darkness draws the line to nowhere.


??/??/2023 ~ Useless Whispers

Darkness has no sound to hear.
Faith and determination overcomes weak character flaws.

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

Pope Francis was quoted telling the White House guests that the Koran,
and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy
Bible, and should therefore be respected as such. To appease man is not
to the pleasure of God when it disavows His word, delivered once for
all mankind, to know the truth in the final eternal analysis.

The Koran declares the Bible is a lie and those who
believe in it are cursed by self imposed delusions.

... reject profane and old wives' fables, and exercise
yourself toward godliness. ~ 1st Timothy 4:4-7

We are no longer under the strict laws of the Old Testament,
as God used it to show how man could not obey. God now places
importance of faithful hearts true to His ways, as called out for in His
Holy Word, The Bible. He looks to those who possess thankful
hearts for His creation and diligently seek Him.

So many declare the opinions of man over the announcements of God.
To encompass truth one has to see His word as the precedence
and not the misguided alterations man would impose.

... not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments
of men who turn from the truth. ... ~ Titus 1:14-16

Truth involves not just statements but behaviors.
His commands instruct us to be the best in Him and His given words;
not to be substituted or superseded by mere whims of man.
All or nothing is how we approach God.

... nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes
rather than godly edification which is in faith. ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:4-7

Deception can come by casual and twofaced spirits
  … nor give heed to fables
                  purpose of the commandment
                  → Love From a pure heart
                                From a good conscience  
                                From sincere faith

A pure heart yields to the truth that rises before it.

... avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
~ 2nd Timothy 2:22-23

Keys remain free to all when seen for what they are. Faith, Love, Peace,
the highest achievements known to the creation of life, and told by God.

... shun profane and idle babblings, for they will
increase to more ungodliness. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:14-16

Words that distract or contradict the simple truths God delivers should
be discarded. Truth is plain over the augmentative minds of man.

... avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions
of what is falsely called knowledge ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:20-21

God ask to protect His once delivered truths remaining watchful for the
convolutions man would want to impose for his own advantage. One
cannot hear the music of heaven when plucking the chords of earth.

... by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
~ Titus 1:9-10

... if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy
- meditate on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8

A good understanding of God’s word defends a soul against those
who would deceive with human manipulations, rather than holding
godly reverence to His truths. So called religious individuals
often are covetous frauds with self-seeking agendas.
Honest genuine hearts can be hard to find.
All are called to be watchful and seek truth.

"But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will
give account of it in the day of judgment. ..." ~ Matthew 12:36-37

In each moment we either exhibit excellence of understanding or fade
to darkness away from His light of truth. People hold both knives and
olive branches. Our peace with others is the call He conveys.

... Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother
and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges ... ~ James 4:11-12

As they say loose lips sink ships, it also
destroys relationships and creates distant hearts.

... In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
But he who restrains his lips is wise. ~ Proverbs 10:18-19

Many hide behind the lies the keep. Hasty words
used without caution create unsure memories.

... a whisperer separates the best of friends. ~ Proverbs 16:27-28

To the shame of living friends stab each other
for the benefit of advantage.

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

A “na na” moment is when people no longer have concern
for one another. Openly contentious individuals have no religion,
only contempt in a festering heart.

... lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults; ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 12:20

Some of the most compulsive habits rob holiness
  Found not as you wish:  

                        ● Contentions
                        ● Jealousies
                        ● Outbursts of wrath
                        ● Selfish ambitions
                        ● Backbitings
                        ● Whisperings
                        ● Conceits
                        ● Tumults

What is it you wish for? Sanctuary under His wing in Heaven or
to win a petty battle through shady unethical means? When the
Great Physician Himself examines our condition, all will be known.

For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly
manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:11

What manner of purpose do we want to be found by God?

... gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. ...
~ 1st Timothy 5:13-15

When people decide to announce those things said in private,
against other parties, it violates all confidence.
The gossiper take the lower of all paths.

He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor,
But a man of understanding holds his peace. ~ Proverbs 11:12-13

God calls for each of us to maintain a faithful spirit.
Many aspects revolve around this notion, and takes the best
of us more than a lifetime to apply these principles held true.

... that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 4:11

When all else fails, and one is disquieted, it is a result of not following
simple godly instructions, which most souls slip backward upon, allowing
themselves to fall away choosing wicked lesser virtues. Faith can be hard
in doing what is good, improving character, for that upward call.

Deepest efforts to find God will free a soul
Deceiving spirits will speak lies in hypocrisy
Reject profane and old wives’ fables
Do not heed men who turn from the truth
Avoid foolish and ignorant disputes
Profane and idle babblings increase ungodliness
Defiant religious fanatics abandon sound doctrine
We will give account for every idle word
Do not speak evil of one another
He who restrains his lips is wise
A whisperer separates the best of friends
Without bridling one’s tongue faith is useless
Busybodies say things which they ought not
Lead a quiet life and mind your own business

Without concern for others life is longer alone.

Darkness can only dream of what it is not.


??/??/2023 ~ Party Church & Rigid Religion

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.
On the one hand, overly conservative congregations may be ruled by
leaders of iron fists, where elders treat members as children, declaring
exclusive rights to power, and pathways to God through themselves,
rather than humbly coming to the feet of Jesus. Ask, does appointed men
reject the meek while pride infects their hearts? Most assuredly, poisoned
hearts and finger pointers often are blind to their own disease of
contempt. And for the other extreme, little scripture is studied while
catering to the crowds thirst for hoopla and entertainment.

"... 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.


??/??/2023 ~ God abhors the Proud,
                      Greedy, and Dishonest

Darkness hides behind what is gone.
The wicked exalt themselves as gentle victims.

... Why do You look on those who deal treacherously, And hold Your tongue
when the wicked devours A person more rightous than he? ~ Hab. 1:12-13

All should know a day of reckoning is coming, for all that
each of us has done, in life, under God’s watchful eye.

... He has ceased to be wise and to do good. He devises wickedness on
his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not abhor evil.
~ Psalms 36:2-4

Those mired in conceit and hating will not find wisdom in this life, as their
hearts are set to do evil. Split personalities are among the most insecure
and potentially wicked, in the fears and desperate secrets they hide.

And for this reason God will send them strong delusion,
that they should believe the lie, ... ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:11

A lie is an opinion that goes against reality. Oblivious to the truth,
false convictions lead to wars among mere men of little intellect.

He who hates, disguises it with his lips, And lays up deceit within himself;
When he speaks kindly, do not believe him, ... ~ Proverbs 26:24-26

The smell of abomination has all that is fake in it. All liars have
shallow hearts, and for the faithful, we must look deeper.

These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look, A lying tongue,... ~ Proverbs 6:16-19

Generally, when one fails in one point, all is lost
  1) A proud look
  2) A lying tongue
  3) Shed innocent blood
  4) Devises wicked plans
  5) Swift in running to evil
  6) A false witness who speaks lies  
  7) Sows discord among brethren

It is too late for all of us, in failing to live up to the standards of decency.
A change or turn of heart is necessary to receive His gift of forgiveness.
Hearing is part of the healing.

... He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who
tells lies shall not continue in my presence. ~ Psalms 101:5-7

There is no shadow that will not be uncovered, and all that is dark
will be cast off as God reveals Himself when death awakens all.

... They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable,
disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. ~ Titus 1:15-16

Many find delusions more attractive, either in denial or not,
rejecting His word. Going to hell in a hand basket is one lowering
oneself unable to blame anyone else. We are disqualified when we
stop caring for others and whole heartedly embrace cynicism.

The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.
~ Psalms 5:5

Pride will be the great condemning judgment for many who believe they
are entitled to His gifts without accountability. Mercy will not be given to
those that show no mercy. Callous boastful hearts rarely see the hate
or despising attitudes that devour them, as to perceiving their
errors of character. The many, the proud, the humans.

... Whoever is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He swears
to tell the truth, but reveals nothing. ~ Proverbs 29:22-24

Anger is comfortable to evil spirits. Pride is the pit they dive into as
their words have no value for lack of true heart. Those enraged
usually are assisted by the lies they promote. To retain honor
one has to be truthful and humble of spirit.

By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:3

For the love of material wealth, there are those who at all lengths
will envyingly destroy all who have, as they endlessly attempt
to steal what they can never get enough of.

... note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the
doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. ... ~ Romans 16:17-18

There is a hole many fall into, and it is not a favorable one.
Unbeknownst to the oblivious, who are indiscriminately cruel, they
reap the disdain of those around them. Though they exalt themselves
through pretending kind smooth speech, mean spirited self-seekers rarely
have any true friends. We must remain on guard, especially since we
have been forewarned of the simple or gullible, perhaps innocent,
being easily deceived. Ignorance is what the malicious feast upon.
They themselves act innocent of their own wicked schemes.
Amazingly they continue to expect even after their wicked acts.

"... hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of
riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful." ~ Matthew 13:22

If only money is one’s goal, frustration and heart-ache will never subside.
A curse with no end holds sorrow as the prize. More to the point, God is
not glorified as the supplier, creator, giver, where there is no thankfulness.
Lack of appreciation, for an unthankful heart, sets in on the death of life.

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceives himself. ~ Galatians 6:3

The braggart or showoff is entirely full of himself, to the degree that he
exalts himself above all others. There is nothing humble about a braggart.

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward
his mouth will be filled with gravel. ~ Proverbs 20:17

To gain through unjust means will cause a soul to afterward regret the
loneliness it delivers. To our shame, it is often the one that does the least
amount of work, percentage wise, who reaps the most booty. The rotting
cash leaves piles of misery as the bankers leave heartlessly.

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;
It takes away the life of its owners. ~ Proverbs 1:19

There is no real quality of life for those who remain greedy.

... an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight. When pride
comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom. ~ Proverbs 11:1-2

Unjust rewards condemn souls who believe subversively
Dishonest an abomination
to the LORD

Pride comes → Comes shame

  Humble = Wisdom → His Delight  

What is broken has no sweet words. The root of dishonesty is mired in
pride, while it twists sneaky plots that eventually deliver all who engage
in its’ darkness, to shame. To be wise, humble insight has nothing higher.

"He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who
is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. ..." ~ Luke 16:10-11

Character is defined by the little things one does
    Faithful in what is least    
is faithful also in much

Unjust in what is least
is unjust also in much

As we attempt to climb to be better than we are, integrity is the
bottom line. Which side of the line of justice will one choose to be in?

"... No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and
love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon." ... ~ Luke 16:12-13

Choices in life determine how our hearts thrive or die. Those dark
character qualities will never lead to the fruits only God can give through
His word. Goodness cannot be replaced or substituted. Love and hate is
nebulous at best when indecision plagues a heart. To love or to not, and
what are the considerations? Quite a kaleidoscope among all who search.
The truth is, one can only serve a heavenly wisdom or an earthy desire,
and not both; that would be hypocrisy which divides truth in a lie.

... the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard
all these things, and they derided Him. ... ~ Luke 16:14-15

If money becomes one’s god, blindness to
all that unfolds beyond time, will elude one.

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend
it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! ... ~ James 4:3-4

If it is just to fulfill our pleasures before caring for others, we miss
the message eternity writes on the hearts that know. With the focus
on only what the earth supplies fails to see the most of what is.

... the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. Riches do not profit in
the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death. ~ Proverbs 11:3-4

Only good honest hearts will have the
opportunity to enjoy eternity under His care.

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

Extremes explain lengths one does in satisfying desires
  Spirit of Power, Love, and Sound Mind  

                                 Pure                    Faithful

Righteousness                        Honesty              

  Wisdom                Just              Humble

   Pride                     Deceit          

Conceit                Boastful            Dishonesty

    Greed                  Unjust          

Spirit of fear

What makes man think he is the epitome of creation, but a proud heart?
This is the required test, to embrace God or man. It defines how one lives,
and how one will die. The height of discovery is just beginning,
or as said, at an end with no return. Attitude and beliefs
define the depth of happiness and or sadness.

When Christianity is not on display evil reigns
God will judge who deal treacherously
Plotting deceivers have seared consciences
Those that lie to themselves cannot see truth
As chameleons, close evil-doers lurk among us
God will cast off the proud and all who work deceit
“Look at me” attitudes disgusts the Lord
Who demand respect steal from humble truth
Those serving themselves use smooth words
Greed will devour the life of who has it
Little lies are the same as big lies
Lovers of money expect to be served
Desire for money does not deliver peace
God wills we’re fearless with sound powerful minds

To find Honor one must abide in His word.

Darkness evaporates on what it does not have.


??/??/2023 ~ Suicide

Darkness has the winds of breathless silence
When one loses the ability to care for others
a loss of heart devours the soul.

... Saul took a sword and fell on it. And when his armorbearer saw that Saul
was dead, he also fell on his sword, and died with him. ~ 1st Samuel 31:4-5

Double suicides have been occurring since long before
any of us were born. As they say, misery loves company,
and many find solace in ending it together.
Hate for life draws on their last breath.

... he put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died; ...
~ 2nd Samuel 17:23

Relationships and whether they are genuine or conniving
influence peace of heart or not. Schemers rarely relax from
the anxieties they endure through secretive plotting.

... burned the king's house down upon himself with fire, and died, ...
~ 1st Kings 16:18

Suicide is like a smoking gun, something
shot long before, smoldering upon the heart.

... "Draw your sword and kill me, lest men say of me, 'A woman killed him.'"
So his young man thrust him through, and he died. ~ Judges 9:52-54

Killing and murder has been with us as long as humans
have walked the earth. Hate has no boundaries and
rises from those closest to farthest away.

Then Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!"... ~ Judges 16:30

Lust and jealousies, compounded with envy, often sends
a soul into a counter-productive spiral of self disintegration.

... Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets:
who through faith subdued kingdoms, ... ~ Hebrews 11:32-34

It is God who fairly judges all actions, and pray His mercy is
more than sufficient; greater than we would have for each other.

Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and
departed, and went and hanged himself. ~ Matthew 27:5

Some possess such regret and intolerable suffering, that all they see
is death to solve what they perceive as unbearable. Sadness lingers as
an ocean with no end, forever sinking in what is broken past retrieval.
Death, oh death, where is thy sting!

"You shall not murder." ~ Exodus 20:13

The marks of the unjust have been made through the centuries,
where contempt will never vanish from the ever increasing wars we
all battle, be they on the road or in our homes. More often, neighbor
despises neighbor and what is lowest is the misery that must be
endured through this self-inflicted isolation. Love does
not murder but hopes for all that could be better.

"'Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.'" ~ Leviticus 24:17

Justice will prevail for all those who have hindered the innocent
and tortured the young. All hate will feel the gavel of death. The key is
to have Christ as an advocate of mercy under His grace. Eternal death
is an permanent verdict that extinguishes life itself. For love to save us,
we must accept His love for time to become endless.

"... 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders
will be in danger of the judgment.'" ~ Matthew 5:21

Murder is a heavy weight to bear. The scales
will judge truth as it unambiguously is.

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that
no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ~ 1st John 3:15

It is written that murderers will find no mercy without repentance,
and a turn of heart. Hate will not inherit what has been established
for His creatures to eternally enjoy.

"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

Sinners who compulsively practice plainly listed offensives,
without any regrets, are the residents of the cold hot ice hell offers.

In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they
will desire to die, and death will flee from them. ~ Revelation 9:6

The tunnel to life and or death is in attitudes of either thankfulness or
wishes for an end. Purpose renders a quest for more in all that is new.
Without purpose, as they say, idleness is the devils domain.
Self pity is an empty hole with lack of face. The courageous
have all overcome the cowardice from within.

"... O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to
live!" Then the LORD said, "Is it right for you to be angry?" ~ Jonah 4:3-4

At the root of despising life is anger, that it has not gone the
way of our choosing. To loose the spark of contentment’s joy,
a lasting heatless pit of a dying heart remains.

So that my soul chooses strangling And death rather
than my body. I loathe my life; ... ~ Job 7:15-16

Each soul is tested to see if lessons presented lead to that upward call or
disintegration to the lower despairs of helplessness. Both rich and poor
face similar issue of misery and happiness on the path to understanding.
None are without challenge, except for maybe those blissful children
who have not yet seen the wickedness that prevails all around us.

If I wait for the grave as my house, If I make my bed in the darkness, ...
~ Job 17:13

... There are those who rebel against the light; They do not know its ways Nor
abide in its paths. The murderer rises with the light; He kills the poor and needy; ...
~ Job 24:12-14

Death is a door none should choose to want. Life was made to live.
To seek an end of day, is to wish for a dreamless hope, where not
even blue is near, but far away. For as long as we live, even sadness
is to be chosen, over non-existent darkness. Emotions of regret
expose all that is genuine in the weights we all carry.

Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.
~ Psalms 37:15

None of age has not had piercings of heart.
Each bears his own load, and through the experiences,
those valleys left behind are never as dark as the hills ahead.

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.
~ Psalms 42:5

When one reaches out to know God, burdens are lessened.
The wings of love lift a soul above the sky to heavens gate where
He waits. Hold tight to His unrelenting love fires the heart for more.
Dwelling upon His qualities of essence fades the shadows of despair.

The merciful man does good for his own soul, But he
who is cruel troubles his own flesh. ~ Proverbs 11:17

Essentially, there is in each one of us those saintly and monstrous
beast qualities. To discover the fullness of a soul, and life itself,
one must find love of others over self.

... supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about
to kill himself. But Paul called with a loud voice, ..." ~ Acts 16:27-28

... Deliver those who are drawn toward death, ... ~ Proverbs 24:10-11

We are encouraged to encourage others, as it more than pays it forward.
Hills lift the mountains. Complements and praise boost the spring
of becoming. The lava of the moment cannot stop the push
to create where wisdom is life. How often criticisms
color the darkness for all that is blind below.

... LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a
contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, ... ~ Psalms 34:18-19

Stubborn hearts often are unable to release pain

  The LORD is near:
       a broken heart
       a contrite spirit

   ↔ Saves such  

Many are the
afflictions of
the righteous


God sees the sorrow we all face with death’s door as the entrance.

... God ... will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with
the temptation will also make the way of escape, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 10:13

It is a test of standing in faithfulness through the shadows of heartache.
It is where the reasons for living outweigh the ones given for dying.

Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always
ought to pray and not lose heart, ... ~ Luke 18:1

Eternity opens one to see doing is part of believing. As each time has
had strange new oddities, the flavor of endless creation reveals worth
is measured by the instruments pressing on the temples of peace.

Weakness overwhelms those unable to believe
You shall not murder
A murderer shall be put to death
Told of old, murderers are in danger of judgement
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer
Cowards and murderers will not enter the kingdom
Seeking death comes by widespread despair
The desire to die during hardship roots from anger
Seeking death leaves one empty in darkness
Hope in God lifts a soul from being disquieted
We can help each other to stop suicidal thoughts
Broken hearts are healed by faith in God
Faith in God helps our ability to endure
Men always ought to pray and not lose heart

To miss life alone is to not
claim your own among others

... I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing
to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind. ~ Ecclesiastes 2:17

When we lack strength and confidence, what we follow or pursue
declares our character. Compassion in our loneliness, lifting others,
sustains what we need to continue. The earth is a temporary wind
to nowhere. How each of deals with the distresses we must face,
either assists or curtails the furtherment of humanity itself,
from the smallest child to the oldest adult.

... tears of the oppressed, But they have no comforter - On the side of their
oppressors there is power, But they have no comforter. ... ~ Ec. 4:1-3

There is no avoidance to the sorrows most must endure as life presents
her realities. As the world turns, both oppressed and oppressors find no
rest from the challenges life presents. To be happy or sad is how it is.
Endurance is a lesson all must learn.

Do not be overly righteous, Nor be overly wise: Why should
you destroy yourself? Do not be overly wicked, Nor be foolish:
Why should you die before your time? ... ~ Ecclesiastes 7:16-18

Increasing lawlessness and or pride will destroy a soul.
We are told not to forget these principles of truth.

... who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness-
indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, ... ~ Romans 2:8-9

Clearly, if godliness is absent only chaos and despair will ensue.
Suicide is a self-seeking event. It wells up from feelings of been
done wrong, or helplessness, and the wrath that goes with it.
This produces anguish, suffering through the tribulation, of life.
There is unceasing resentment. Presence in knowing His truth
is absent for those that only see self. As a coin has two sides,
His wrath will come upon all those who refuse to obey and repent.

For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion
and every evil thing are there. ~ James 3:16

Envious self-seeking imprisons unsatisfied hearts
     Every evil thing there     

With only a focus on the self, compassion for others remains weak
at best. This includes those who choose rudeness over politeness,
and all the extremes of rage in between, where weariness
comes to all who surround such souls.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own
understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, ... ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Many truths have been given in His word, but none
more important than trusting He will deliver you.

"... set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life,
that both you and your descendants may live; ..." ~ Deuteronomy 30:19

Choices under life and death confront us all

It is not such a simple thing to admit the truth to one self. Complications
surround us all: we want to live, anxiety causes distresses to escape,
anger violates peace, love bless our efforts. To see clearly we all must
come to know what God has instructed so that we may wholly be. Lost
or found, these are conditions we all endure as we rise to know.

"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

"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother,
wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple." ~ Luke 14:26

Only a humble heart coming openly to God
may endure the fiery trials that blaze around us.

"For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the LORD; But he
who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death."
~ Proverbs 8:35-36

To find God takes more than just prayer. One must seek out
His knowledge to know truth over deceptions. Each of us has been
given our souls to become in His creation. Will we find our creator
or die without Him? To some this is an outrage or foolishness,
while dismissing God as a sacrifice for life.

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22

A stick bores into every heart tortured by death’s wish. Laughter is
the gift of light loosing trouble for that very moment. For a heart to be
lifted one must hope. Hope seeks out ahead leaving all that is behind.
Jesus is found within where the soul churns. A heart can drop
into despair as easy as water drops into caverns below.

... If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple
of God is holy, which temple you are. ~ 1st Corinthians 3:16-17

Holiest of all is what He’s gives as vessels of life
  The Spirit of God dwells in you  

You are the temple of God

Defile the holy temple of God
             ⮡  God will destroy him

Inside of each of us is the gift of life given by God.

... you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a
price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:19-20

To fly on the wings of truth, one needs to accept God has given all.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, ...
~ Ephesians 2:10

The good intent of His creation has always been
  For we are His workmanship


    Created in Christ for good works


  God prepared beforehand
             ⮡  that we should walk in them  

The good works we are called out to do involve an open canvas ahead,
built from behind. These qualities of goodness are intrinsic to God,
and in His creation, meant for autonomous life, certain in knowing Him.
To climb the staircase of life each must find his or her own God, and
it is the Son of God who claims preeminence over all false gods,
as the one and only living God. God hopes we rise back to Him
from the departure toward death, which is in the absence of
His giving light of life. His truths rendered are sufficient for
all who truly believe His word is His will for life in Him.

... who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life,
and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. ...
~ John 5:24-25

Each of us carries God within us. Without recognizing this we
become isolated in a cynical chasm of self-delusions. To survive,
each of us must carry our own loads, whatever they may be, for the
sake of all, and as a blessing to our children’s children. On earth,
the avalanche of hate and despair cascades ahead. Each success
over these evil slides increases the reservoir of wealth for all.

... Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. ~ Psalms 55:22

What a relief it is when God holds your bottom.
His promise pales all the darkness that surrounds us.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." ~ Matthew 6:34

The humble shall see this and be glad; And you who seek God,
your hearts shall live. ~ Psalms 69:32

Worry is the cancer that causes one to fall away from joy in His promise.
When one humbles oneself under God’s grace, magnificent things begin
to occur, in that the burdens of worry are lessened. This miraculously
occurs through the thankfulness of just living itself.

... Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about
like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. ~ 1st Peter 5:6-8

Making the light of God one’s shield drives the darkness
of Satan’s craftiness to a minimum. Remaining watchful
even in our prayers, as darkness is deceptive, what
we ask for could actually go against God’s will.

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have
come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
~ John 10:10

A choice of character must, or will, be made by each; to grasp
life through the adventure ahead, or kill the spirit in hopeless angst.

... I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but
I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, ... ~ John 10:17-18

Jesus fulfilled the promise of God Himself, sacrificing His life for the
sake of truth for all. God stands with an irrevocable truth no one can
escape from. The resurrection of Christ put to rest any argument
the Sadducees had of no resurrection. Faith is life, not death.

"... "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may
die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. ..."
~ John 11:25-26

To be alive one must stand on the shoulders of God
 I am the resurrection and the life
     ⮡  Believe in Me
           ⮡  Though he may die
                     ⮡  He shall live

  → Whoever lives and believes in Me  
             ⮡  Shall never die

To live forever, God has made clear how we are to respond,
with His given word. We must come with humble hearts
to the faith Jesus instituted and made plain.

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in
the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; ... ~ Philippians 1:21-24

Home is a matter of heart. When one’s purpose lifts to the heavens,
all one encounters becomes an amazement. The destination
is more important than the temporary shadows.

"... Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life."
~ Revelation 2:10

It is a test of heart whether one can endure the suffering to win the
reward. Not only patience is involved, but dedication and devotion to one’s
cause or purpose, fruits of the spirit, which gives life that brings success.

Loneliness sinks in darkness absent of His light
Hating life comes by feeling endless hard work
Oppression more often finds no relief
Arrogance/wickedness void of God destroys a soul
Self-seekers oblivious to God’s word invite troubles
Trusting God and leaning on Him is the true path
Life and death are before all in a call to choose life
To find God’s truth is to find true life
God will destroy all defiling the Spirit’s holy body
Our body is the temple of God’s given life
We were created in Christ to pursue good works
Casting all our care upon God eases suffering
Belief in all Jesus is delivers eternal life
Those who endure will inherit beyond wonderful

Ripples of discontent is overcome by faith in God.

Darkness brings excitement to an end.


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Darkness is on the brink of nothing.
Truth is to the praise of reality.

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

Most people only hear what they want to hear. Lies may cover truths
as selfish power posturing does skew unity. There is no limit to divisions.
Confusion abounds. Many exchanges or opinions reduce to petty
argumentation, and often, individuals prefer negative attacks to
dismiss perceived threats. We somewhat have developed into a
hostile nation rather than one of comrades building each other up.
We are in a state of social rejection and lawless arrogance.

For the LORD will not cast off His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
~ Psalms 94:14

Humans may turn on one another as carless dismissals are easier than
true responsibility. Blame takes precedence over accountability. God
holds all responsibile for life and death, and regrets those that choose
death mired in hate’s filth. The test is, do we reject love and patience?
Is there honor behind our words? Liars swim in the oceans that engulf us.

... Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. ~ Psalms 34:12-14

To be rescued one has to find God’s restoration

   Desires life:

         ● Keep your tongue from evil
         ● Lips from speaking deceit
         ● Depart from evil and do good   

   ☆ Seek peace and pursue it

Life is a challenge in all the losses we encounter. Peace can be elusive
when love evaporates and wickedness overwhelms goodness.

... The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, To cut off
the remembrance of them from the earth. ... ~ Psalms 34:15-17

A judgment is coming where we will find
deliverance or condemnation for our actions.

... Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD
delivers him out of them all. ~ Psalms 34:18-19

To show how much His love saves, Christ endured all the suffering
and misery, any and all, humans could ever experience. Yet, He never
lost faith through it all, of the certainty of His eventual destination,
as an example, and savior, for all who would believe.
Is not the heart broken when love is rejected?

... Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a
roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith,
... ~ 1st Peter 5:6-9

Only under His care can total peace be found
    Humble yourselves under   
     the mighty hand of God

          ● Be sober
          ● Be vigilant
          ● Resist the devil
          ● Steadfast in the faith

God’s hand is the truth He delivers for
life to know Him and the ways of creation.

... If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He
remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:12-13

Each of us has daily obstacles to overcome. Mental and or physical,
each breath encompasses a spectrum of accepting and rejecting.

... If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. ... ~ Psalms 66:16-20

Love has the foundation of not turning away.

When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the LORD will take care of me. ~ Psalms 27:10

In the final analysis, it is only, and exclusively, God who will
not abandon us. The question will be, did we abandon Him?

... when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and
cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake. ... ~ Luke 6:22-23

For those that find His love, they will be met
by those filled with contempt for all that is Holy.

"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you."
~ John 15:18

There are those that live to hate, and their
hardened hearts will never see the light of love.

... He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how
shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? ~ Romans 8:31-32

While Christ was rejected, beaten, and crucified, He still offered
His love and instructions in every moment upon the earth.

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

It surely is distressing when order and respect is replaced with
hate and violence. When impulse and anger guides destiny over
rational decisions, godlessness rules. The greatest travesty
is when God rejects us and our children.

The wise men are ashamed, They are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have
rejected the word of the LORD; So what wisdom do they have? ~ Jeremiah 8:9

Wisdom is impossible without knowledge of God.

He said to them, "All too well you reject the commandment
of God, that you may keep your tradition." ~ Mark 7:9

Whatever pet project or personal preference, if it abandons the words
of decency, it wears the mask of evil. Traditions can not supersede
what the Word of God has delivered once for all to know.

... that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by
the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, ... ~ Mark 8:31

Everything that Christ encountered is to teach us what to expect from
humanity ourselves. No one can deny we live in a society of rejection and
contempt filled with those who would want to kill us just for the hate of it.

He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows
and acquainted with grief. ... ~ Isaiah 53:3

Each of us climbs the tears of pain
  A Man of sorrows
  Acquainted with grief  
  Did not esteem Him

It is interesting that what Christ experienced is what the most of us
encounter in life. Rejected, despised, filled with sorrow and grief,
and not recognized for the good we do.

He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. ~ John 1:11

A famous idiom is, “Good guys finish last.” This is because crafty liars
scheme against the innocent to justify their immorality in self denial.

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

Many have never opened the Bible and choose to disregard the truths
it holds. Perhaps as simple as the opinion that men wrote it, causes
one to dismiss this wisdom given from above. If one rejects the
four corners of truth, is there any box left to be real?

"He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me,
and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me." ~ Luke 10:16

Rejecting Jesus and His divinity rejects
God and His message to mankind.

... The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the LORD'S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. ~ Psalms 118:21-23

The Rock of God is the truth that upholds all life.

... offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
~ 1st Peter 2:4-5

There is no question what God desires from us
   Offer up spiritual sacrifices   
  Acceptable to God
  Through Jesus Christ

                                      To Share  
                  Trust in     
the LORD     



                   To do good

Coming to God requires substance of character.

... to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,
"The stone which the builders rejected ... ~ 1st Peter 2:7-8

Thoughts either free or imprison the spirit
  Who believe
             ● He is precious

  Those disobedient
             ● A stone of stumbling
             ● A rock of offense
             ● Stumble disobedient to the word  

What a shame when those we depend on for the unforgettable word
disobey its’ instructions. How can the answer to why be obtained without
a higher sense of absolute truth. History repeats itself, so vast knowledge
is necessary for accurate assessment and or proper understanding.
Questions can reveal answers. Can God be discovered through wisdom?
No. Belief is the test of time. To be mired in the present is to miss the
eternal connection. Joy is stolen when the inside emotions of a soul are
not settled. One bottom line is happiness comes when one is able to fully
remove condemnation of self and others. Corruption in the world will not
cease. Life is a choice. Do we choose tranquility or chaos, peace or
turmoil, higher light over lower darkness, contempt or love, truth or lies?
Character is a fine line between sanity and insanity. The
solution lies in a humble heart verses an arrogant one.
Faith is only as large as doubt is far away.

To find love a heart must open to what will be
God will not reject the faithful soul
Depart from evil and do good
God will cut off those who do evil
Resist the devil as sufferings are common
If we deny God, He will also deny us
Parents will forsake you, God will not
Man’s hate will exclude one for belief in God
Rejecting His knowledge destroys society
Rejecting God’s word limits one’s wisdom
Christ was rejected by His own people
Not receiving God’s word will judge one
Christ is the cornerstone of truth for each
Subject to God’s word offers what is acceptable 

Closer to God reaches the shore of truth.

Darkness has no place to flee from itself.


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Darkness deposits upon an empty chasm.

What a soul settles into either declares nobility or despicability.

"Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His
people, And has raised up a horn of salvation for us ..." ~ Luke 1:68-70

A horn of salvation trumpets across the ages to bring man to God.

"That we should be saved from our enemies And
from the hand of all who hate us, ..." ~ Luke 1:71-73

Revilers have no mercy in the hate they hold.

"... delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days ..." ~ Luke 1:74-75

One has to ask for peace if holiness is to dwell in a heart.

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave,
For He shall receive me. Selah. ~ Psalms 49:15

Faith goes beyond mere life in the present, and
transends unto an unimaginable future of timelessness.

... with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation. ... ~ Isaiah 12:3-4

From the soul’s depth, a heart knows if light rules over darkness.

He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant
forever: Holy and awesome is His name. ... ~ Psalms 111:9-10

In His light the righteous rejoice for He has given. It is now
upon each of us to respond in what He wants us to do.

"I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, And like a cloud,
your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you." ~ Isaiah 44:22

However grievous sins, God begs all to come

  I have blotted out your sins  

Return to Me

I have redeemed you

Thankful are all those, whose sins are forgiven,
retrieved in His net of truths. God is offering each of us
a clean slate to start anew with His love and gift of truth.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, ...
~ Ephesians 1:7-10

God carries all who diligently pursue His word
  He purposed in Himself
  Redemption through His blood
                              ⮡  The forgiveness of sins
                   According to the riches of His grace  
                      Abound toward us in all wisdom

In Christ God has made clear all we should know.

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us
into the kingdom of the Son of His love, ... ~ Colossians 1:13-14

In His light a choice to remain confronts each
  Delivered us
      ⮡  From the power of darkness
              ⮡  Into the kingdom of His love

   → Whom we have redemption
                             ⮡  Through His blood
                                     Forgiveness of sins  

God’s plan of salvation in its’ simplicity brings one back to the light
of His truth. When God becomes a burden is when man deceives
his own heart denying the love God has given.

... made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up together, ... ~ Ephesians 2:4-7

God waits, for each at the gate of our eternal home,
where angels sing and life has no end.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is
the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9

Grace as God’s gift looks for honest acts of faith
            ⮣  It is the gift of God
  By grace
            ⮡  Saved through faith  
                         Not of works

No man builds the eternal staircase God has offered.
No one is good enough to enter the purity of heaven on merit.
However, by inaction and evil behaviors one is guaranteed exclusion.
Through His word we are directed to become the children of His choice.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10

Good works is the foundation of how He tests souls
  We are His workmanship
      ⮡  Created in Christ Jesus
                    ⮡  For good works

                God prepared beforehand

                             We should walk in them  

God’s goodness is the reflection of what creation was made for. To
find God is not only to find purpose, but how we should best ably walk.

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should
live soberly, righteously, and godly ... ~ Titus 2:11-14

There is no confusion in what God asks of us
  The grace of God brings salvation
            ⮡  Teaching:
                               ● Deny ungodliness
                                        ⮡  Worldly lusts
                               ● Live soberly
                                        ⮡  Righteously, godly  

  → Hope looking for God and Jesus Christ
                    Who gave Himself for us ⮠
            Might redeem us from lawless deeds

Not only should we be hoping for God and the judgment of
Jesus Christ, but we should actively deny evils and live righteously,
as taught by His message of salvation through grace.

... if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
that the genuineness of your faith, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:6-7

At times it can feel like a slow grind with a slug on your back. Enduring
faith has no equal, through affliction and exhilaration, hope never dies.

... believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving
the end of your faith--the salvation of your souls. ~ 1st Peter 1:8-9

One does not need to directly see to know of the love He has given.

... you were not redeemed with coruptible things, like silver and gold,
from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
but with the precious blood of Christ, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:17-19

Faithful hearts cry out to the sky above for salvation’s arrival.
We acknowledge and exalt Christ at the right hand of God’s order.

... in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God -- and righteousness
and sanctification and redemption ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:30-31

Intelligence is relative to depth of understanding
Christ Jesus = Wisdom from God

Glory be to God who came to teach us all of His truths.

Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless
one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." ~ John 3:3

Each of us stands on the cliff of life.
Will we choose to see God in what has been written for our salvation,
or turn to other devising's foreign to His given word. To be born again
is waking up to the truth of God with no doubt. Trusting His word
brings unmeasurable peace and a hope that touches eternity.

Clearing the way for salvation is God’s word
Eternal God has come to redeem His people
God will save us from those that hate
The grave has no power over those redeemed
Joy comes to each rejoicing over His salvation
Redemption comes to who would act on His truths
God’s redeeming power comes by His invitation
Redemption is deliverance from power of darkness
Through faith grace calls to each humble heart
Pray God redeems us from our lawless deeds
Only genuine hearts will find His redemption
The blood of Christ redeems us from corruption
Christ reflects God’s wisdom sanctifying us
Born again rises back to God’s own truths

Hearts that act on His truths find peace.

Darkness seizes for those who do not know.


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Darkness has the strum of a lonely heart.

Under further Construction ...

Joy is subjective in that one decides to grasp what cannot be
earned or declared by man, only taken in a breath of laughter.
Many enigmas have no solutions, but for sure, answers will always
elude the pompous as they ignore what is most humbly basic.
Acceptance is not found in degrees or certificates where people
judge deficiencies more so than qualifying gifts of just being alive.

... ~ X



Darkness Quip.


??/??/202? ~ Scriptures Bullets

Darkness can not declare anything straight.
Proverb Moment.

Under further Construction ...

Qualities Associated with Patience.

  ●  Jesus of Nazareth (Son of Man)
  ●  Son of God
  ●  The Christ (Messiah)
  ●  Savior (Jesus)
  ●  Lamb (of God)
  ●  Lord (King) of the Kingdom
  ●  Judge of the living and the dead   
  ●  The Prophet
  ●  Prince of Life
  ●  Chief Cornerstone
  ●  God's Servant
  ●  Holy and Righteous One.

1. Rejoice always
2. Pray without ceasing
3. Give thanks

 1. one body
 2. one Spirit
 3. one hope
 4. one Lord
 5. one faith
 6. one baptism
 7. one God and Father of all  


... ~ X



Darkness knows nowhere to stop.


??/??/202? ~ Equations of Scripture

Darkness Quip.
Proverb Moment.

... ~ X



Darkness Quip.


??/??/202? ~ The Nutshells of Scripture

Darkness Quip.
Proverb Moment.

Under further Construction ...

No hold like heavens light
                       God in Christ Jesus  
               Prize of the upward call
            Toward the goal
     Reaching forward ahead
  Forgetting those things behind

No wind can move the truth from its' pillar
  To be revealed in the last time
         ⮡  Through faith for salvation
                ● Kept by the power of God
                ● Reserved in heaven for you ⮢ 
    Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ  

An inheritance that does not fade
To a living hope

Begotten us again
According to His abundant mercy


Darkness Quip.


??/??/202? ~ Timeless Famous Quotes 1

Darkness lays waste across the ages of hate.
With words men reach to touch eternity.

... ~ X



Darkness suffers at the loss of heart.


?/?/202? ~ Presidential Quotes 33

Darkness listens to trembling silence.
One mans wisdom is another man's stupidity.

40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees,
tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose
birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would
answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”

Even a President can be deceived by common notions repeated
over the centuries, as Christ was not born in December, but a Roman
Holiday was chosen to represent this event. The Bible instructs us
to remember His Death, burial, and resurrection. No instructions
were given to remember and celebrate His birth. Once a popular
commanded Roman fad, why now all of a sudden, it seems, Christ is
a word not to be spoken? Is it because He represents what is moral
and decent which convicts the all of us? I have seen Christmas
brings out the worst in people as greed and resentment flourish, and
now in the United States, Christmas is aggressively marketed prior
to Halloween with shopping displays appearing in September.

“More than any gift or toy, ornament of tree, let us resolve
that this Christmas shall be, like that first Christmas,
a celebration of interior treasures.”

... the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden
all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. ... ~ Colossians 2:2-4

God is a celebration of His power to create,
not man’s fantasies to fabricate.

“Well, it [evolution] is a theory, it is a scientific theory only, and it has
in recent years been challenged in the world of science and is not yet
believed in the scientific community to be as infallible as it once was
believed. But if it was going to be taught in the schools, then I think
that also the biblical theory of creation, which is not a theory but
the biblical story of creation, should also be taught.”

“I doubt evolution is real.”

“It would seem that not only is religion lacking in the schools - so
is common sense. I wonder what a teacher is supposed to say if a
kid asks about those four words on a dime - 'In God We Trust.' Or
maybe that's why they aren't being taught how to read these days.”

Where common sense is social wisdom, those truths of the
past such as ‘In God We Trust’ has been replaced by ‘Trust no one,’
to the shame of all. If we loose our religious foundation to embrace
faith, no corner of decency will be found in the corridors of hidden
lusts and self-pursuits absent of respect for God and His creation.
Without caring hearts, humans become disgusted
pilfering and littering all the paths they travel.

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

“It's said that prayer can move mountains. Well, it's certainly moved
the hearts and minds of Americans in their times of trial and helped
them to achieve a society that, for all its imperfections, is still the
envy of the world and the last, best hope of mankind.”

Prayer is where we connect with our hope.

“The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding
Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual.”

“Throughout our history Americans have put their faith in God
and no one can doubt that we have been blessed for it. The earliest
settlers of this land came came in search of religious freedom.
Landing on a desolate shoreline, they established a spiritual
foundation that has served us ever since.”

“It's been written that the most sublime figure in American history
was George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge.
He personified a people who knew that it was not enough to depend
on their own courage and goodness, that they must also seek help from
God - their Father and preserver. Where did we begin to lose sight of that
noble beginning, of our conviction that standards of right and wrong do
exist and must be lived up to? Do we really think that we can have
it both ways, that God will protect us in a time of crisis even
as we turn away from Him in our day-to-day life?”

When policy is made dependent upon
profits over principle, tyrants rule the land.

“I believe that George Washington knew the City of Man
cannot survive without the City of God; that the Visible City
will perish without the Invisible City.”

... For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things
which are not seen are eternal. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:18

“It was the hard work of our people, the freedom they enjoyed and their
faith in God that built this country and made it the envy of the world. In all
of our great cities and towns evidence of the faith of our people is found:
houses of worship of every denomination are among the oldest structures.
While never willing to bow to a tyrant, our forefathers were always willing
to get to their knees before God. When catastrophe threatened,
they turned to God for deliverance. When the harvest was
bountiful the first thought was thanksgiving to God.”

“Great nations which fail to meet their responsibilities are consigned to the
dustbin of history. We grew from that small, weak republic which had as
its assets spirit, optimism, faith in God and an unshakeable belief that free
men and women could govern themselves wisely. We became the leader
of the free world, an example for all those who cherish freedom.”

Unbeatable civilizations unite under God
  Great nation responsibilities:

       ● Spirit
       ● Optimism
       ● Faith in God
       ● Unshakeable belief in freedom  

“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals
of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men
and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.”

... by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men --
as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
... ~ 1st Peter 2:15-17

True respect requires humble hearts
  The will of God:

      ● Honor all people
      ● Love the brotherhood  
      ● Fear God
      ● Honor the king

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and
the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”

“Freedom is one of the deepest and
noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”

“The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these
United States are covenants we have made not only with ourselves,
but with all mankind. Our founding documents proclaim to the world
that freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few.
It is the universal right of all God's children.”

“The American dream is not that every man must be level with
every other man. The American dream is that every man must
be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

“For a time, we forgot the American dream isn't one
of making government bigger, it's keeping faith with
the mighty spirit of free people under God.”

“The United States remains the last best hope for a mankind plagued
by tyranny and deprivation. America is no stronger than its people --
and that means you and me. Well, I believe in you, and I believe that
if we work together, then one day we will say, ‘We fought the good fight.
We finished the race. We kept the faith.’ And to our children and
our children's children, we can say, ‘We did all what could be
done in the brief time that was given us here on earth.’”

“The Founding Fathers believed that faith in God was the key to
our being a good people and America's becoming a great nation.”

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:28

“The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust
in Him for the healing of America - our country is in need
of and ready for a spiritual renewal.”

“History comes and history goes, but principles endure,
and ensure future generations will defend liberty not as a gift
from government but as a blessing from our Creator.”

Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures
to all generations; You established the earth, ... ~ Psalms 119:89-90

“There is no institution more vital to our Nation's survival than the
American family. Here the seeds of personal character are planted,
the roots of public virtue first nourished. Through love and instruction,
discipline, guidance and example, we learn from our mothers and fathers
the values that will shape our private lives and our public citizenship.”

“[Our goal] is to help revive America's traditional values: faith, family,
neighborhood, work and freedom. Government has no business enforcing
these values but neither must it seek, as it did in the recent past, to
suppress or replace them. That only robbed us of our tiller and set
us adrift. Helping to restore these values will bring new strength,
direction and dignity to our lives and to the life of our nation.
It's on these values that we'll best build our future.”

Truth does not change the value it maintains
  Help restore traditional values:  

       ● Faith ≠ Atheism
       ● Family ≠ Abortion or LBGTQx  
       ● Neighborhood ≠ Ghettos
       ● Work ≠ Welfare
       ● Freedom ≠ Servertude

    Best brings dignity to our lives  

There are those that do not deserve basic human rights, when
they do not hold basic instincts of decency. To tolerate evil only
emboldens it. Breaking the law should take some of one’s rights
away. By not following God’s Word and hope for eternal life forfeits
the right to enter His Kingdom. Why should it be different among
men; when a murderer is captured on video with countless witness,
that ensuing court hearings and appeals, with pleas of not guilty,
drain millions in public funds, and all to go to protect a degenerate’s
intolerable violation of public order? By unreasonably extending
rights to those who do not deserve it, not only is society violated,
but we reward liars. The Bible instructs us not to lie against the truth.
Truth is not always popular as it rails against our failings.

Sexual promiscuity has always led to
social disorder as purpose becomes lost.
Religious or sexual orientation does not discount that each
soul seeks genuine love without tortures of criticism. Reckless
or restrained invokes frenzy or calm respectively. Finding
the self is not necessarily the same as finding God.

“The family has always been the cornerstone of American society.”

“If the family goes, so goes our civilization.”

... And he who begets a wise child will delight in him. Let your father and
your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice. ~ Proverbs 23:22-25

“And there is the matter of abortion. We must with calmness and resolve
help the vast majority of our fellow Americans understand that the more
than 112 million abortions performed in America in 1980 amount to a
great moral evil, an assault on the sacredness of human life.”

“More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off
the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children.
Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1.5 million unborn
children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day
pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless
and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then
its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.”

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward. ~ Psalms 127:3

“Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free
land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free
and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free
nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and
should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”

While there are some not fit to live, innocence is
not a reason for the termination of life given by God.

“Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted
by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed
to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers
of the Constitution intended to create such a right.”

"Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent
and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked." ~ Exodus 23:7

“Sometimes it seems we’ve strayed … from our convictions
that standards of right and wrong do exist and must be lived up to.
God, the source of our knowledge, has been expelled from the classroom.
He gives us His greatest blessing, life, and yet many would condone
the taking innocent life. We expect Him to protect us in crisis,
but turn away from Him too often in our day-to-day living.
I wonder if He isn’t waiting for us to wake up.

Freedom dreams are best flavored faithfully in Him
   Evolution theory is not gospel truth
   Without God’s word common sense is lacking
   The Bible built the foundations of America
   Man alone cannot contend with what drowns him
   Freedom establishes when faith abides in decency    
   Freedom is lost when self-seeking tyrants rule
   Freedom’s best where respect for what God gives
   Godly belief is the greatest a people can become
   Liberty is a blessing from God
   Biblical values replaced by man destroys freedom
   True family is where love rules over hate
   Abortion divides God’s given right to life
   Right and wrong is the battleground of today

Freedom is lived fully where conscience
of thought is cherished and respected.

There is no music where
God is not the conductor

Darkness pledges to an echoless chasm.


?/?/202? ~ Presidential Quotes 34

Darkness has nothing to fade upon.
History stares at those who choose to see it.

40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

“I believe no challenge is more important to the character of
America than restoring the right to life to all human beings.”

“We will never recognize the true value of our own
lives until we affirm the value in the life of others.”

“I'm convinced, more than ever, that man finds liberation only when
he binds himself to God and commits himself to his fellow man.”

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~ Galatians 6:2

“We have God's promise that what we give will be given back many times
over, so let us go forth from here and rekindle the fire of our faith. Let our
wisdom be vindicated by our deeds. We are told in II Timothy that when
our work is done, we can say, 'We have fought the good fight. We have
finished the race. We have kept the faith.' This is an evidence of it.”

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
~ 2nd Timothy 4:7

“For centuries the Bible's emphasis on compassion and love for our
neighbor has inspired institutional and governmental expressions
of benevolent outreach such as private charity, the establishment
of schools and hospitals, and the abolition of slavery.”

“My mother told me that everything in life happened for a purpose. She
said all things were part of God's plan, even the most disheartening
setbacks, and in the end, everything worked out for the best.”

“I was raised to believe that God has a plan for everyone and
that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan.”

Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.
~ Proverbs 16:3

“I have recently been told that I am one of the millions of Americans
who will be afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease. … I now begin the journey
that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America
there will always be a bright dawn ahead.”

“Don't give up on your ideals. Don't compromise. Don't turn
to expediency. And for heaven's sake . . . don't get cynical.”

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season
we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ~ Galatians 6:9

“If we listen to our hearts, believe in ourselves,
and pull together, nothing can stand in our way.”

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply,
speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”

“I miss going to church, but I think the Lord understands.”

“There is no limit to the amount of good you
can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

“You won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only
one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock
them up and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a
long time …. It’s a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not
fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience,”

“Under no pretext should arms be surrendered; any attempt
to disarm the people must be stopped, by force if necessary.”

"... and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one."
~ Luke 22:36

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers.
We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”

... and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the
good of all his labor-it is the gift of God. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

“At the root of everything that we’re trying to accomplish is the belief that
America has a mission. We are a nation of freedom, living under God,
believing all citizens must have the opportunity to grow, create wealth,
and build a better life for those who follow. If we live up to those moral
values, we can keep the American dream alive for our children and our
grandchildren, and America will remain mankind’s best hope.”

Life is a connection with God and the spirit within.
God’s compassion to bring forth life independent as in His image
is the one greatest acts of giving knowable. Nobility is found in
seeking God where human shortcomings shove good natures to the
background. Despair and discontent are the spokes that drive the
wheels of defiance against those who plot injustice, and persecute
the innocent. Man against man is not the call from God to unite
in brotherhood. Without common ideals encouraging all, chaos
avalanches upon our children’s children as warring increases.
Where the godless are celebrated, lives are shortened under
forfeited truth. It is said truth is subjective, yet this is not given
by God, as it is a contrivance of man excusing all lies, denying
the preeminence of God’s own truths above mans. Catering to the
crowd over God condemns all who fall into this misconception.

Ability to stand alone declares courage of character
  Without value of life for others we disintegrate
  Liberation of spirit only comes by faith in God
  Promises of untold fortunes will come to the faithful
  Nobility is the challenge in the falling crowd of man
  Purpose of heart can come sometimes agonizingly
  God’s perfect plan includes enduring suffering
  Memory is not as important as honest devotion
  When love is best simple, God takes care of the rest  
  Human limitations afflict the lot of us
  As time passes, unity has no personal identity
  Courage involves moral decisions loyal to God
  Intimacy while dining is man greatest pleasure
  Without God, no freedom will aspire to be

All cry for leadership as anarchy invades our unity

41. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)

“I have just repeated word for word the oath taken by George Washington
200 years ago, and the Bible on which I placed my hand is the Bible on
which he placed his. It is right that the memory of Washington be with
us today, not only because this is our Bicentennial Inauguration,
but because Washington remains the Father of our Country.”

"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father,
He who is in heaven." ~ Matthew 23:9

“My first act as president is a prayer. I ask you to bow your heads:
Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love.
Accept our thanks for the peace that yields this day and the shared faith
that makes its continuance likely. Make us strong to do Your work, willing
to head and hear Your will, and write on our hearts these words: 'Use
power to help people.' For we know that we are given power, not to
advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world,
nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to
serve people. Help us to remember it Lord, Amen.”

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

“Abraham Lincoln truly inspired me. It wasn’t just the freeing of the slaves,
he kept the Union together. Some people even forget that today. What I
think inspired me was the fact that in spite of being the president of
the United States he retained a certain down-to-earth quality.
He never got to be a big shot, and he cared about people.”

“You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith.
Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial
in the Civil War and all that stuff.”

“Lincoln said you cannot be President without spending some time on
your knees. I have repeated that and a bunch of Atheists got all over me.
Wait a minute. Does that mean that you cannot be President
if you are an Atheist? I say yea that does mean that.”

“No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor
should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.”

“Atheists are not Americans.”

... they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see
that they could not enter in because of unbelief. ~ Hebrews 3:15-19

“I believe with all my heart that one cannot be America's president
without a belief in God, without the strength that your faith gives you.”

“Any definition of a successful life must include service to others.”

“We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose
than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a Thousand
Points of Light...We all have something to give.”

“There is a God and He is good, and his love, while free,
has a self imposed cost: We must be good to one another.”

“And I'm not a student of religion, but I don't find anything in what
the principal teachings of Islam that put us in contradiction at all. In fact,
the principles are the same as what-we have a diverse religious culture.
But it's kindness, it's be good to your neighbor, it's love, and it's take
care of children. It's all these things that-so there's no anti-Islam.”

“Our God is a forgiving God.”

... bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a
complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
... ~ Colossians 3:11-14

Endurance is part of the unity that bonds souls
  The elect of God put on:
                     ● Tender mercies
                     ● Kindness
                     ● Humility
                     ● Meekness
                     ● Longsuffering
                     ● Bearing with one another
                     ● Forgiving one another
                     ● Love the bond of perfection  

“Education is not complete unless we teach our children not only
how to read and write but the difference between right and wrong.”

“Something’s wrong when kids can get birth control
in school but can’t say prayer in school.”

“Not all Americans are living the American dream by a long shot.
Many can't even imagine it. There are impoverished Americans, the
poor and the homeless, the hungry and the hopeless, many unable to
read and write. There are Americans gone astray, the kids dragged down
by drugs, the shattered families, the teenage mothers struggling to cope.
Then there are Americans uneasy, troubled and bewildered
by the dizzying pace of change.”

I remember when I was shot down in that war.
I remember how terrified I was. And it made me feel close
to my family, and to God, and to life, and I was scared.

'Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will
strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you ...' ~ Isaiah 41:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the
knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~ Proverbs 9:10

“I have a form of Parkinson's disease, which I don't like. My legs
don't move when my brain tells them to. It's very frustrating.”

“But the biggest thing that has happened in the world in my life,
in our lives, is this: By the grace of God, America won the Cold War.”

This nation was so conceived under faith in God’s own touch
and words of universal truth. It was never intended to exalt bigotry
over decency or the godless over the godly. These initial ideals have
been challenged from the very inception, where greed and envy
have derailed countless trains of justice, too often snuffing out the
beacons of hope. Honorable men of great words often fall short of
what they speak. Ignorance has justified humanism or tolerance with
sinfulness, regarding divergence away from God’s own purpose, for
us to know Him supremely, over man's manipulations to dominate.
Tyrants demand allegiance rather than having those actually
submissive to God’s will in the open. The true worth of a soul, no
matter stature, finds service to others as their eternal legacy for all
ages to come; A mother caring for child, a public servant assisting
the needy, a father sharing the advice of life’s wisdom, many have
lifted the collective spirit of man across the eons. Pray we fight
together against the foes of light, life given to each by God.

Who battle together for a cause seal eternal bonds
  Great men inspire those that rise after
  Prayer should be first and not last attended to
  On the dirt is where most leaders command
  Faith is bowing to God’s supremacy
  Without a godly leader hope is lost in unfaithfulness
  Without God no human endeavor can be fruitful
  Success has no worth without service to others
  His light in us offers something to someone else
  The cost of freedom is to care for one another
  Shame on our times when wrong is taught as right
  Fear fully intensifies if loved one’s share its’ assault  
  All life is destined for return to Him no matter cause
  The only cold war is against God

History is fickle riding the waves of deception and opinion

No one laughs when evil grins
against what unites us under God

Darkness looms where the song is bottomless


??/??/202? ~ Best Presidential Quotations #1 – #10

Darkness drifts upon an empty horizon.
Greatness is built on timeless truths.

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Bonus PowerPoint: Washington to Lincoln Timeline.pptx

In the course of human events time slips on. In each moment,
those of curious and wondering minds question the reality about.
Characters develop with both sharp and soft demeanors as situations
and conditions unravel. Memories either dominate or passions ahead
guide. For us to be the nation inspired of free men desiring a better
way, of good conscience under God’s grace, we cannot abandon
those things believed by the great and noble souls of the past.
Many genuine so hard fought for our enlightenment, and forged
the pathways we now enjoy. If we dismiss or forget their careful
examination of truths, and determined thoughts of wisdom,
surely they will be lost to the coffins of the past.


1. George Washington (1789-1797)

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

“Do not let any one claim to be a true American
if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics.”

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be
maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to
expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

2. John Adams (1797-1801)

“As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially
depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and
the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an
indispensable duty which the people owe to Him.”

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion…would break
the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.”

Duty to God builds the best civilizations
  Unbridled Human passions  

X Morality and religion X

Break the Constitution

“I have examined all religions, and the result
is that the Bible is the best book in the world.”

3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And can
the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their
only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of a people that these liberties
are of the Gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect
that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

“Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of
every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious
institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force
their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil
rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make
the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within
religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,”
therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.”

“The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine
for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into
a contrivance to filch wealth and power themselves … these clergy,
in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.”

Religious Authority is declared by God, Not man

       An engine for enslaving mankind
       Adulterated / atificial constructions
       A contrivance to filch wealth & power   

Clergy = The real Anti-Christ

“Sir, no nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion.
Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been
given to man, and I as chief magistrate of this nation am bound
to give it the sanction of my example.”

4. James Madison (1809-1817)

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization
not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked
the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for
self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern
ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future
and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the
laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.”

“It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage ...
Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society,
he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe...”

“Whilst we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess and
observe the Religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot
deny equal freedom to those whose minds have not yet yielded to the
evidence which has convinced us. If this freedom be abused, it is an
offense against God, not against man: To God, therefore,
not to man, must an account of it be rendered. ”

“During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity
been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places,
pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in
the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution.”

Weakness of Flesh Shunts Nobility
Christianity on trial:

    Clergy = Pride and Indolence
    Laity = Ignorance and Sevility
in both
Superstition  Bigotry
Mankind on trial:

    Leaders = Superiority & Inactivity
    Believers = Unfamiliarity & Sucking-up

Falsehoods  Prejudices

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.”

“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.”

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land,
it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

5. James Monroe (1817-1825)

“Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society,
he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.
And to the same Divine Author of every good and perfect gift we
are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as
well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.”

There is the transparent part of a soul, while other parts are
preserved hidden. Integrity is to draw from the obvious leaving those
hidden parts of power scheming hypocrisy behind. What is plain has
no greater value. Crippling the rise of humanity, in the truth of God,
leadership is atrocious when it unjustly condemns its own.
The failings of men are found in their thirst for power and
self-interest over outcries for justice. Therefore, God opened
a door for men to find family, and a nation of free conscience,
to worship God in one’s own spirit and truth.

Inspiration’s seed is a desire for change
Good governing only comes by abiding in God’s word
Politics without religious conviction is anti-American
Morality is not upheld without religious principle
Never forget God only protects a faithful people
Unbridled human passions destroy society
The book of greatest measure in value is the Bible
Liberty and life is a God given gift to each
State sponsored religion leads to corruption
History reflects atrocities of domination by churches
The success of any nation is built on the laws of God
It is the duty of each soul to be subject to God
We must beware of allowing evil men to rule
Only believers can be true members of civil society

The unity we hold comes only by the truths we cherish


6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this:
it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of
civil government with the principles of Christianity.”

“The first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention is the
Bible. I speak as a man of the world to men of the world; and I say to you,
Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all
ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read once or twice
or thrice through, and then laid aside, but to be read in small
portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be
intermitted, unless by some overruling necessity.”

“The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God.
It contains the history of the creation of the world, and of mankind.”

“The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself
treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a
future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ.”

“There are three points of doctrine the belief of which forms the
foundation of all morality. The first is the existence of God; the second
is the immortality of the human soul; and the third is a future state of
rewards and punishments. Suppose it possible for a man to disbelieve
either of these three articles of faith and that man will have no conscience,
he will have no other law than that of the tiger or the shark. The
laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death,
but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy.”

Harmony can only be found from within
→ The foundation of all morality
       1) The existence of God
       2) The immortality of the human soul
       3) A future state of rewards & punishments

“THE Gospel of Christ not only differs from all other systems of religion in
the superior excellence of the truths it reveals, but also in the directions it
gives for the propagation of its doctrines. Other systems seek to advance
themselves by invoking the aid of the secular power, and by forcing men,
against their convictions, to accept a theory repugnant to their views.
They have thus succeeded in thronging their temples with hypocritical
worshippers, bound to their altars through fear and slavish dread. These
systems, in order to maintain themselves, find it necessary to proscribe
and persecute all who differ from them, either in their articles of belief
or mode of worship. But the Gospel of Christ, though it is the infallible
truth of God, expressly prohibits a resort to any such measures for its
advancement. It not only teaches its adherents to utterly abandon the
use of carnal weapons for its propagation, but it also charges them not
to proscribe those who may differ in their views or mode of worship. This
principle is directly expressed in the text and its connection. The teaching
of the Savior has been violated, however, even by his professed followers;
and, in the name of the meek and lowly Jesus, men have gone forth with
proscription, oppression, and persecution, to advance their own opinions,
and crush out that liberty of thought, and those rights of conscience
vouchsafed to man by his Maker, and the free exercise of which is
alone compatible with his personal accountability.”

... we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than
what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. ... ~ Galatians 1:8-9

“...he [Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war,
as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind ...
The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all
who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God.”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader.”

“It was the special purpose of Christ's appearance
upon earth to bring immortality to light.”

7. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)

“That book [Bible], sir, is the Rock on which our Republic rests.”

“From the earliest ages of history to the present day there have never
been thirteen millions of people associated in one political body who
enjoyed so much freedom and happiness as the people of these United
States. You have no longer any cause to fear dangers from abroad
... It is from within, among yourselves - from cupidity, from corruption,
from disappointed ambition and inordinate thirst for power
- that factions will be formed and liberty endangered ...”

Freedom is only free when concern for others is the Bond
Endangered liberty is from within:
           Cupidity (Greedy Meanness)
           Disappointed ambition
           Inordinate thirst for power

“Go to the Scriptures... the joyful promises it contains
will be a balsam to all your troubles.”

8. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

“I only look to the gracious protection of the Divine Being whose
strengthening support I humbly solicit, and whom I fervently pray to look
down upon us all. May it be among the dispensations of His Providence to
bless our beloved country with honors and with length of days; may her
ways beways of pleasantness, and all her paths be peace.”

9. William Henry Harrison (1841)

"I deem the present occasion sufficiently important and solemn to justify
me in expressing to my fellow-citizens a profound reverence for the
Christian religion and a thorough conviction that sound morals,
religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are
essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness; ….”

Clear how to obtain peace beyond understanding
    True and lasting happiness

           Sound Morals
           Religious Liberty
           Sense of Religious Responsibility     

“Conscience, that vicegerent of God in the human heart,
whose "still small voice" the loudest revelry cannot drown.”

10. John Tyler (1841-1845)

“Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was
created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his
religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God.”

11. James K. Polk (1845-1849)

“Under the blessings of Divine Providence ...
It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil
and religious blessings with which we are favored.”

12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

“The Bible is the best of books, and I wish it were in the hands of every
one. It is indispensable to the safety and permanence of our institutions.
A free government can not exist without religion and morals, and there
cannot be morals without religion. Especially should the Bible be placed in
the hands of the young. It is the best school book in the world. I would that
all our people were brought up under the influence of that holy book.”

Without Faith in God Societies Crumble

           Bible is the best books
                  Religion ↔ Morals
         Permanence of our Institutions
                  ⭩                              ⭨
  Best School Book           Free Government  

One cannot avoid principles of truth, even if ignored, denied, or
innocently unnoticed. To obtain the greatest in individual life was the
goal of the founding fathers of America. Ignorance and shortness of
memory demands truth’s refreshing, and constant reminder, to build a
cemented foundation, either personal or global. The magic dust of life
is the hope we have for one another. Without conscience, the sting
of hate buries those lacking of it. Persecutors play boss absent of
following the will of God. Accountability to God rises over the threats
of man. God’s simple truth cuts through all the lies propagated of
men. What defeats a people is unhappy mean spirits allowed to
dominate without accountability. Troubles inevitable increase where
God is not considered as the rule of law. Responsibility is a sign
of honesty. Blessed is where each is able to answer to their own
conscience, to God alone. True religion embodies safety through
morals strengthening all who would have her, the bride of God.
Leadership is built upon godliness.

Uprising from tyranny the cry goes out to God
American revolution employed Christian principles
The Bible contains God’s own revelations
Christ’s Sermon on the Mount reveals God’s will
Morality is based on accountability to God
Christianity is the only religion based on evidence
Christ’s life brought immortality to light
The Bible is the rock our society rests upon
Individual prayers of peace built on honor endure
Christian principles lead to true & lasting happiness
Conscience is the loudest voice of God
Freedom of conscience asserts duty to God, not man
All should humbly thank God for Divine Providence
The Bible’s vital for our safety and social endurance

What is Holy rises from the heart of honesty


13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

“May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.”

“God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are
not responsible, and we must endure it, till we can get rid of it without
destroying the last hope of free government in the world.”

14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)

“But let not the foundation of our hope rest upon man's wisdom.
It will not be sufficient that sectional prejudices find no place in the
public deliberations. It will not be sufficient that the rash counsels of
human passion are rejected. It must be felt that there is no national
security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence
upon God and His overruling providence.”

Real Security is given by God

His Overruling Providence

Foundation of Our Hope

National Security

  Humble Dependence upon God  

15. James Buchanan (1857-1861)

“The Government of the United States possesses
no power whatever over the question of religion.”

“I am the last President of the United States!”

16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

“That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true;
but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have
never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general,
or of any denomination of Christians in particular.”

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad.
That’s my religion.”

“I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, and highest sense.
But I cannot give liberty of conscience to the pope and his followers, the
papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians,
and canon laws that their conscience orders them to burn my wife,
strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find their opportunity.”

“I see a very dark cloud on America's horizon,
and that cloud is coming from Rome.”

“The war, the American Civil War of 1861-1865, would never
have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits.”

“When any church will inscribe over its altar, as its sole qualification
for membership, the Savior's condensed statement of the substance
of both law and Gospel, 'Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul and thy neighbor as thyself'
that church will I join with all my heart and all my soul.”

“Surely God would not have created such a being as man,
with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day!
No, no, man was made for immortality.”

“Near eighty years ago we began by declaring that all men are
created equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to
the other declaration, that for SOME men to enslave OTHERS is a
"sacred right of self-government." These principles cannot stand
together. They are as opposite as God and mammon; and
whoever holds to the one, must despise the other.”

“The Bible says somewhere that we are desperately selfish.
I think we would have discovered that fact without the Bible.”

“I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right.
But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and
this nation should be on the Lord's side.”

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest
concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“I do not boast that God is on my side,
I humbly pray that I am on God's side.”

“Don't pray that God's on our side, pray that we're on his side.”

“Faith is not believing that God can, but that God will.”

“Freedom is the natural condition of
the human race, in which the Almighty intended men to live.
Those who fight the purpose of the Almighty will not succeed.
They always have been, they always will be beaten.”

“The only assurance of our nation's safety is
to lay our foundation in morality and religion.”

“My friends I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return,
with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington.
Without the assistance of that Divine Being, who ever attended him,
I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.”

“It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong.
They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the
beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same
spirit that says, "You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it."

“I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to
maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union,
and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs
already long enough endured.”

The heart of all truth is undeniable
 =  Citizens maintaining
honor and integrity

“And upon this act [Emancipation Proclamation]
... I invoke ...the gracious favor of Almighty God.”

“I will either be America's greatest president or its last.”

Allegiance to God is only obtained by the noble of heart who give their
whole. Without submitting to God, the true heights of existence can
never be found. Down is to up and direction either lifts or descends in
the story we all travel. Between pain and glory, honorable are the self-
sacrificing hard workers that claim no credit, just hope, and love of
others. That value from above pays conscience in memories of
loneliness and inspiration, either through imagination or God’s own
grace of providence. Living comes by individual salvation as the
foundation, and delivers all that is higher where angels dwell.

To be right with God lifts one above all of mankind
People often are at odds against one another
A long held hope is to be free of oppressiveness
Humble hearts dependent on God keeps freedom
The truth of scriptures cannot be denied
Many churches do not follow God’s commands
God created man to live forever
Prejudice and greed stifle freedom in life
Humans are guided by desperate selfishness
We must ask if we are on the Lord’s side
No matter adversity, God’s Will will be done
Morality and religion is the hinge of safety
Honest forgiving hearts is what God seeks
Freedom is a struggle of heart to love

Long is the stretch in time to eternity's gate


16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

“You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's
initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently
by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

Cultures spiral on perpetual poverty without equitable prospects
( Character
 =  Initiative +
)  >  Undeserved

“Any society that takes away from those most capable
and gives to the least will perish.”

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming
conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and
that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

“You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.”

“When I left Springfield [to become President] I asked the people
to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the
severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to
Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers,
I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.”

“I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible.
Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and
the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man
(When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible).”

“In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift
God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world
was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know
right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare,
here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it. ”

“All things desirable to men are contained in the Bible.”

“The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

“Don't kneel to me, that is not right. You must kneel to God only,
and thank Him for the liberty you will hereafter enjoy.”

17. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)

“Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of
our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it
waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed
for our motto: 'Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and
forever,' and exclaim, 'Christ first, our country next!'”

“I have performed my duty to my God, my country, and my family.
I have nothing to fear in approaching death. To me it is the mere
shadow of God's protecting wing . . . Here I will rest in quiet and peace
beyond the reach of calumny's poisoned shaft, the influence of
envy and jealous enemies, where treason and traitors or State
backsliders and hypocrites in church can have no peace.”

18. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)

“Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties.
Write its precepts in your hearts, practice them in your lives.”

“Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book
we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization
and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”

“Two commanders on the same field are always one too many.”

19. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)

“Every age has its temptations, its weaknesses, its dangers.
Ours is in the line of the snobbish and the sordid.”

“Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.”

“The religion of the Bible is the best in the world. I see the infinite
value of religion. Let it be always encouraged. A world of superstition
and folly have grown up around its forms and ceremonies. But the
truth in it is one of the deep sentiments in human nature.”

“I hope you will be benefitted by your churchgoing. Where the habit
does not Christianize, it generally civilizes. That is reason enough
for supporting churches, if there were no higher.”

The larger scheme is God’s salvation for man
     Christianize = Civilizes     

“The best religion the world has ever known is the
religion of the Bible. It builds up all that is good.”

In establishing an excellence of a people, many factors play crucial
roles. Independence and opportunity assists in the inspiration to
pursue the lives each has been given, over the idleness and
complacency that has destroyed so many previous civilizations.
God has made everyone to uniquely become someone.
Competence cannot be substituted with amateurs, and if the
most capable are not utilized, and preferred, society becomes
more mediocre, rather than exceptional. Having a common
set of ideals is what draws the success of a people.

Purpose is vital to each and all if enlightenment is to be had. By
abandoning Bible principles, corruption engulfs the retreating unity.
When lawlessness is rampant in defiance of authority (time-honored
laws for order), all is but collapsed, socially. Without noble qualities of
common citizenship, people build their lives behind locked doors, or
if reduced to homelessness, they can be pillaged out in the open by
thugs or roaming gangs. Anarchy arrives when criminals are set free,
and authority does not expeditiously enforce accountability,
embracing lies over truth. Delayed justice is injustice.

Many have fought for the truth where God delivers
Independence is what builds what is best in a soul
Institutional caretakers steal tomorrow’s greatness
God is always the last line in misery’s rope
Man’s immorality circumvents the decency of love
Coming to Christ is the ultimate humbling of a heart
Biblical principles lead to the best a life can be
God prevails offering truth to all in His word
Worship no man, nor Amen charlatan, but God!
Religious zeal is a conquering power
The world is filled with shallow lying schemers
The Bible is the anchor to freedom’s truth
Evil too often overwhelms and hinders good’s climb
Conscience is God’s reminder to love

No man can finish the tasks laid before him


20. James A. Garfield (1881)

“I believe in God, and I trust myself in His hands.”

“Men are tending to materialism. Houses, lands, and worldly goods
attract their attention, and as a mirage lure them on to death. Christianity,
on the other hand leads only the natural body to death, and for the spirit,
it points out a house not built with hands, eternal in the heavens ... Let
me urge you to follow Him, not as the Nazarene, the Man of Galilee, the
carpenter's son, but as the ever living spiritual person, full of love and
compassion, who will stand by you in life and death and eternity.”

What one falls for declares depth of character
  Christianity = leads to eternal life  

Materialism = lure to death

“The world's history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation
is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along
down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of
warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and
historian - the humble listener - there has been a Divine melody running
through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come.”

“But for we could not know right from wrong. All things most
desirable for man's welfare... are to be found portrayed in it.”

21. Chester Arthur (1881-1885)

“If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth.”

22. Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)

“All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results
in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust,
and in the best type of citizenship.”

“And let us not trust to human effort alone, but humbly acknowledging the
power and goodness of Almighty God, who presides over the destiny of
nations, and who has at all times been revealed in our country's history,
let us invoke His aid and His blessings upon our labors.”

23. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)

“If you take out your statutes, your constitution, your family life,
all that is taken from the sacred book, what would there
be left to bind society together?”

“God forbid that the day should ever come when, in the American mind,
the thought of man as a consumer shall submerge the old American
thought of man as a creature of God, endowed with unalienable rights.”

What one emphasizes declares the outcome

Creature of God

“Have you not learned that not stocks or bonds or stately houses,
or products of the mill or field are our country? It is a
spiritual thought that is in our minds.”

24. Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)

“I know that human prejudice - especially that growing out
of race and religion - is cruelly inveterate and lasting.”

“A government for the people must depend for its success
on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest
of the people themselves.”

Only communities in agreement find victory
 Government success depends on: 
          ● Intelligence ≠ Ignorance
          ● Morality ≠ Wickedness
          ● Justice ≠ Lies
          ● Interest of the people ≠ Loss 

25. William McKinley (1897-1901)

“Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our
fathers who has so singularly favored the American people in every
national trial and who will not forsake us so long as we obey His
commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps.”

“The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book, and the more
closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will
become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.”

26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is
worth more than a college education.”

“I enter a most earnest plea that in our hurried and rather bustling life of
today we do not lose the hold that our forefathers had on the Bible. I wish
to see the Bible study as much a matter of course in the secular colleges
as in the seminary. No educated man can afford to be ignorant of the
Bible, and no uneducated man can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.”

“It is necessary for the welfare of the nation that men's lives
be based on the principles of the Bible. No man, educated
or uneducated, can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.”

“I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the
cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.”

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible
for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

“Envy is as evil a thing as arrogance.”

“The foes from whom we pray to be delivered are our own passions,
appetites, and follies; and against these there is always
need that we should war.”

“There is not one among us in whom a devil does not dwell;
at some time, on some point, that devil masters each of us... It is
not having been in the Dark House, but having left it, that counts.”

“A churchless community, a community where men have
abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs,
is a community on the rapid downgrade.”

Where a people abandon the Bible, death destroys, and truth
becomes a lie. In climbing toward greater understandings, through
the Bible’s wisdom, it is death that delivers life. Spiritual awareness
is only available to those who surrender to God and His gift of life.
If the river of living water is damned, the people suffocate of thirst.
Freedom has always been an expression of faith where men find
love in the loyalty of their souls, to themselves and others.
Principles of integrity and commitment are the cornerstones
of sure strength in any and all successful enterprises.

Climbing back to God revolves around truth
Belief is nothing without trust
Materialism vanishes the mirage of security
Life transcends where mortals can only wonder
Hope is the Divine Song of future freedom
All must choose as the Bible avails right and wrong
Biblical teachings bind citizens in truth’s harmony
By the spirit men are made strong in fading passions
Prejudice is the seed of hate where no love goes
When those for you are against you, what a loss
Biblical insights reach the highest of all thoughts
By excluding Bible education, anarchy will arrive
The greatest of all wars lies in the self’s strivings
Arrogance and envy is the thief of peace

The Bible delivers divine truths
freeing the soul and building a people


27. William Howard Taft (1909-1913)

“The precepts of the Gospel were universally the obligations of Masonry.”

“The Masonic system represents a stupendous and beautiful fabric,
founded on universal purity, to rule and direct our passions,
to have faith and love in God, and charity toward man.”

28. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

“When you have read the Bible, you know it is the word of God,
because it is the key to your heart, your own happiness, and your duty.”

“The Bible is the supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life,
the nature of God, and the spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only
guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.
America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify
that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived
from the revelations of Holy Scripture.”

Scarcely given is the truth for all to know
  The Bible is the supreme source of:

      ● Revelation of the meaning of life
      ● The nature of God
      ● The spiritual nature
      ● Needs of men
      ● Guide of life
      ● Leads the spirit in peace and salvation  
      ● Elements of righteousness

“If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing;
if you lose your health, you have lost something; but
if you lose your character, you have lost everything.”

Character rises from the heart when on the spot
  If you lose your:

                   Wealth = lost nothing
                   Health = lost something
                   Character = lost everything  

“No people are true Christians who do not think constantly of how
they can lift their brother and sister, how they can assist their friends,
how they can enlighten mankind, how they can make virtue the rule
of conduct in the circle in which they live.”

“I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day.
I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.”

“Fear God and you need not fear anyone else.”

“My urgent advice to you would be, not only always to think first of
America, but always, also, to think first of humanity. You do not love
humanity if you seek to divide humanity into jealous camps. Humanity can
be welded together only by love, by sympathy, by justice, not by jealousy
and hatred. I am sorry for the man who seeks to make personal capital
out of the passions of his fellowmen. He has lost touch with the ideal
of America. For America was created to unite mankind.”

Citizens love of country establishes unity

Think first of America
Think first of Humanity
Welded by Love
By Sympathy
By Justice

Not love humanity
Divide Humanity
Jealous Camps
By Jealousy and hatred
Lost touch with the ideal

“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know
what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing
if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.”

“America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that
devotion to the elements of righteousness, which are derived from Holy
Scripture. Ladies and gentlemen, I have a very simple thing to ask of you.
I ask of every man and woman in this audience that, from this night on,
they will realize that part of the destiny of America lies in their daily
perusal of this great Book of revelations. (The Bible) That if they would
see America free and pure they will make their own spirits free
and pure by the baptism of Holy Scripture.”

“I firmly believe in Divine Providence. Without belief in Providence I think I
should go crazy. Without God the world would be a maze without a clue.”

29. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

“We need citizens who are less concerned about
what their government can do for them, and more
concerned about what they can do for the nation.”

30. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

“The strength of our country is the strength of its religious convictions.
The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the
teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in
these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”

“It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. Without the
sustaining influence of faith in a divine power we could have little faith
in ourselves. We need to feel that behind us is intelligence and love.
Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create.
Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities
unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important,
and that his work, well done, is a part of an unending plan.”

Through faith kingdoms are established
Faith in a divine power
Behind us is intelligence and love

Deep conviction
Life is eternally important
  Work well done is part of an unending plan  

Doubters do not achieve
Skeptics do not contribute
Cynics do not create

The root of peace is love. Where men live for contempt of one another,
there is no leadership. Help can only be found through compassionate
hearts healing what is broken. Many splendid arrays cross the ages
where people have joined in a cause for all; the rock of golden
times is the unity found in thankfulness. Freedom of Faith
is what causes blessings to arrive, dismissing doubters
and sceptics to the avalanche of the past.

Hearts ache where lack of faith doubts
The gospel is the universal voice of God
Duty to Bible teachings opens the heart’s joy
Through the Bible life’s true purpose is revealed
Character is a priceless platform of identity
True Christians are concerned with those they know
Strength and pleasure come slim without His Word
God cures the fear of all that man could do
The destiny of America lies in Biblical knowledge
Desires are but fleeting where God endures forever
Without the Spirit of Christ there is no salvation
To find God is to know Him through faith
Atheists eat ignorance in defiance of all that is
Pure is a heart that touches eternity’s truths

The Bible brings the truth of God home


30. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

“The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion
of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute
the authority of the law for the virtues of men.”

Only ethical morals hold civilization up
Religion of a Country
Virtues of Men

  Government of a Country  
Authority of the Law

“It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.”

“Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we
derive our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberty,
and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in
these principles they cannot believe in our government.”

Religious values inspire men of good character
   Government rest upon religion   
         ┗► Reverence for ● Truth
                                         ● Justice
                                         ● Equality
                                         ● Liberty
                                         ● Rights of mankind

“The danger to America is not in the direction of the failure to maintain its
economic position, but in the direction of the failure to maintain its ideals.”

“Unless the people, through unified action, arise and take charge of their
government, they will find that their government has taken charge of them.
Independence and liberty will be gone,
and the general public will find itself in a condition
of servitude to an aggregation of organized and selfish interest.”

“If American democracy is to remain the greatest hope of humanity,
it must continue abundantly in the faith of the Bible.”

31. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)

“The study of the Bible is a post-graduate course
in the richest library of human experience.”

“The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings
of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for
these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”

“There is no other book so various as the Bible, nor one so full of
concentrated wisdom. Whether it be of law, business, morals...he who
seeks for guidance...may look inside its covers and find illumination ...”

“We are indebted to the Book of books (Bible) for our national ideals
and institution. Their preservation rests in adhering to it's precepts.”

“Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitivities to evil.
Our greatest danger is not from invading armies. Our dangers are
that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil,
or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.”

“Menaced by collectivist trends, we must seek revival of our strength
in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic.
Democracy is the outgrowth of the religious conviction of the
sacredness of every human life. On the religious side, its highest
embodiment is the Bible; on the political side, the Constitution.”

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

“[The United States is] founded on the principles of Christianity.”

“I am a Christian and a Democrat, that's all.”

“Lord, reform Thy world, beginning with me.”

“Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”

“We cannot read the history of our rise and development
as a nation without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied
in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the
truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained
the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.”

“As Commander-in-Chief, I take pleasure in commending the reading
of the Bible to all who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Throughout the centuries, men of many faiths and diverse origins have
found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel, and inspiration.
It is a fountain of aid in attaining the highest
aspiration of the human soul.”

The truths of God bring humble souls comfort
  Found in the Sacred Book:
       ⮡  Words of Wisdom
                            ● Counsel
                            ● Inspiration
                            ● Fountain of strength  

“Freedom of speech is of no use to a man who has nothing to say
and freedom of worship is of no use to a man who has lost his God.”

“No greater blessing could come to our land today than a revival
of the spirit of religion. I doubt if there is any problem in the world today
-- social, political, or economic -- that would not find happy solution
if approached in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount.”

The Sermon on the Mount holds matter of truth
  ● Seek God's Kingdom/His righteousness  
  ● Recognize your sin and repent
  ● Hunger for God and be kind
  ● Find happiness in a peaceful nature
  ● Obedience from the heart
  ● Shine a godly light before all

“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.”

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
Adolf Hitler

“We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom
of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom
from want. The fourth is freedom from fear.”

Ideals are bars of what is hoped in the heart
    Essential human freedoms:
         1)  of speech and expression    
         2)  worship God in own way
         3)  freedom from want
         4)  freedom from fear

“I suggest a nationwide reading of the Holy Scriptures
during the period from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas.”

Noble virtuous ethical morals can so easily be dismissed when carnal
desires overtake restrained thoughtfulness. Hearts of compassion
inevitably have religious convictions, interested in the widest good,
and they build what is best in a people. It is the Bible that has led
the greatest of us. When the heartless rule the heartful, tyranny
and repression plague the land. Leaders without strong religious
principles tend to be dictators, against the good of the people, rather
interested in their own selfish needs. Worshipping the self devours
civility for others and blinds one from the larger picture held by faith.
When a government rises above religious principles, the people
are not served. True deep worship humbles a heart, inviting
understanding in the face of all that we are. It is the difference
between unethical simpletons and wisdom seekers.

Forsaking those ideals we once held as dear to our hearts,
such as truth, justice, equality, liberty, and the right to life, reduces
the lot of us to a most pitiful condition. Our government was created
to protect religious values, not to have them taken away under
the guise of independence for all, even lawlessness. Catering
to the complainers steals from the once moral majority. It is
a mistake to believe freedom is without condition, and any
selfish pursuit or perversion of indecency is the right of all
individuals, at the expense of discarded virtues. Profane
offensive bumper stickers and blatant media immorality deny
the higher national character. It is a slippery slope when the
wisdom and respect of God is cast-off. Our highest aspiration
should be to be Holy, and without such, hell is one step away.

The heights of truth are found in God’s Word
Government over religion crushes true faith
Religion over government releases moral leaders
Sensible growth returns with true humble worship
Without religious values leaders fail the people
Ideals of freedom are lost if God is absent
Socialism & fascism cascade upon the weak minded
Experts agree, Biblical principles are a necessity
The Bible is concentrated with sweeping wisdom
Social preservation depends on obedience to God
Social tolerance with scandalous evil destroys civility
Freedom has no real value if one has lost God’s truth
Great men of faith propel others to follow upward
Admitting sin under God’s pearl in Jesus pleases God

God’s counsel inspires strength of character


33. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

“This Nation was established by men who believed in God. ...
You will see the evidence of this deep religious faith on every hand.”

“We believe that all men are created equal
because they are created in the image of God.”

“The fundamental basis of this Nation’s law was given to Moses
on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from
the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah
and St. Paul … If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background,
we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does
not believe in the rights for anybody except the State!”

“We must never forget that this country was founded by men who came
to these shores to worship God as they pleased. Catholics, Jews, and
Protestants, all came here for this great purpose. They did not come
here to do as they pleased - but to worship God as they pleased,
and that is an important distinction.”

“A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics.
The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are
all the ethical code anybody needs.”

“We must remember that the test of our religious principles
lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even
in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others.”

Service is often challenged when sinfulness rules

   Religious Principles:

       •  in what we say
       •  in our prayers
       •  in living blameless lives
      ★ in what we do for others    

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)

“Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an
American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the
most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of
America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.”

“The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and
the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. The Bible is endorsed by
the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is
there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality, and hope.”

The truth can be refused but not denied
  The Bible:
      ⮡  Endorsed by the ages
             ⮡  Civilization built upon it  
                      ● Inspired wisdom
                      ● Reality
                      ● Hope

“In the highest sense the Bible is to us the
unique repository of eternal spiritual truths.”

“It is not a struggle merely of economic theories, or forms of government
or of military power. At issue is the true nature of man. Either man is the
creature whom the psalmist described as a little lower than the angels ...
or man is a soulless, animated machine to be enslaved, used and
consumed by the state for its own glorification. It is, therefore,
a struggle which goes to the roots of the human spirit, and its
shadow falls across the long sweep of man's destiny.”

Only fools cannot see the truth
         True Nature of Man         

A little
  lower than  
the angels

 A soulless
     ⮡   Animated machine
   to be enslaved
         ⮡   used and consumed
                  ⮡   by the state
                        For its own

“We are particularly thankful to you for your part in the movement to have
the words under God added to our Pledge of Allegiance. These words will
remind Americans that despite our great physical strength we must
remain humble. They will help us keep constantly in our minds and hearts
the spiritual and moral principles which alone give dignity to man.”

“If our founding fathers were alive today, they'd roll over in their graves.”

35. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)

“The rights of man come not from the generosity
of the state but from the hand of God.”

“This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.”

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar,
and His word is not in us. ~ 1st John 1:10

“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate,
contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and
unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We
subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy
the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

“This nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds.
It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and
that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of
one man are threatened ... It ought to to be possible, in short,
for every American to enjoy the privileges of being
American without regard to his race or his color.”

“I think it is appropriate that we pay tribute to this great
constitutional principle which is enshrined in the First Amendment
of the Constitution: the principle of religious independence,
of religious liberty, of religious freedom.”

“But I think it is also important that we pay tribute and acknowledge
another great principle, and that is the principle of religious conviction.
Religious freedom has no significance
unless it is accompanied by conviction.”

“Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.
We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.”

The Lord has created His nursery for a soul’s return
Our basic common link is we:
    ● All inhabit this small planet
    ● All breathe the same air
    ● All cherish our children's future  
    ● Are all mortal

“The guiding principle of this Nation has been, is now, and ever shall be

If we lose that we were created in the image of God, curses rather
than blessing will be upon us. Our country was meant for freedom of
worship, not the abandonment of God. Still with us is His unending
love, waiting for us to find the meaning of His touch in the unending
river of life. To find God, and why men of past sacrificed and
dedicated their lives for all, one must examine God’s word to see that
truth above man’s miniscule convolutions, which are void of true
insight. As we walk in the shadows of ignorance, evil dominates much
of what surrounds us. Importance is declared by each heart, and what
that is exposes depth of character, be it reverent or lawless. Sad is the
practice of, “Kick them while they are down.” It is certainly a travesty
when countless lawyers lie, and businesses rules by cheating the
truth oppressing the honest. Greed is the downfall of all. Humanity
has howled from the beginning, since love became dry and
the tasteless pursuit of hate has dominated.

Castles of heart are built where God dwells
This nation was founded to protect true belief in God
Rulers who deny God demand oppressive servitude
Careless disregard for justice by leaders condemn all
Active faith is found in what we do for others
Americanism is based on faith in God
In spirit is wisdom, strength above the mere physical
The Bible holds eternal truths required by all
Either man is godly spiritual or a servant of the state
Respect for God’s word strengthens unity in a people
God protects a people, not the state of rulers
Spiritual poverty inevitably leads to material failure
Human traditions deceive one from the truth of God
God sees the soul of man over the traffic of troubles

Freedom rises from our love of God


36. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

“You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross
between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.”

“Emancipation was a proclamation, but not a fact.”

“Greater love hath no man than to attend
the Episcopal Church with his wife.”

“The separation of church and state is a source of strength,
but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation
between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.”

“We need to remember that the separation of church and state must never
mean the separation of religious values from the lives of public servants.
... If we who serve free men today are to differ from the tyrants of this age,
we must balance the powers in our hands with God in our hearts.”

Common sense is lost without God
  Seperation of church and state:
    → Never mean
           ⮡  Seperation of religious values
                  ⮡  From lives of public servants  
                        Free with God in our hearts

37. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)

“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.'”

“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

“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  

38. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)

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

“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  

“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.

40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

“I believe with all my heart that standing up for America
means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land.”

“America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that
we are One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“Our National Motto - 'In God We Trust' - was not chosen lightly.
It reflects a basic recognition that there is a divine authority
in the universe to which this nation owes homage.”

“Within the covers of the Bible are the
answers for all the problems men face.”

“Our liberty springs from and depends upon an abiding faith in God.”

“We are never defeated unless we give up on God.”

Once evil crawls into the mainstream it is a hard nut to remove.
What has never changed is the intentions of the founding fathers
to create a safe society, free of cleric domination, where individual
worship of God could take precedence. Leaving our original principles
behind changes us into something other than what the original
founders were trying to accomplish, and prevent. Warnings from the
beginning were sounded with fears of failure. By God’s own grace, we
have endured though corruption that has crept at every corner, since
honor became the civil cry of “Give me liberty or give me death.”
Sorrowfully we must ask, have we lost the ideal of freedom
under decency of God’s own declared word?

Insatiable passions miss the peace of God’s calm
We are all slaves to the desires that hold us
Freedom is an ideal long sought after by all
A church of man does not make a disciple of God
If public servants lose holy ideals, freedom is lost
To live for only a material society, one loses vision
All are hated; when one returns hate, defeat comes
Greatness is a measure of kindness, decency, & love
Belief in God has always been a way of American life
Church heals the soul, inspires a mind, teaches truth
Morality should not be separate of public policy
Standing for God defines the line of decency
Without God, no nation can stand
National freedom depends on an abiding faith

Forever is the playground of the faithful


40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

“The constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying;
its declared purpose was to protect their freedom to pray.”

“When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment,
they sought to protect churches from government interference.
They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between
government and the concept of religious belief itself.”

“Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of
the conscience... without God, there is a coarsening of the society;
without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.”

“God, the source of all knowledge, should never have
been expelled from our children's classrooms.”

“The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding
Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual.”

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and
the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”

“Freedom is one of the deepest and
noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”

“The American dream is not that every man must be level with
every other man. The American dream is that every man must
be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

“The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust
in Him for the healing of America - our country is in need
of and ready for a spiritual renewal.”

“[Our goal] is to help revive America's traditional values: faith, family,
neighborhood, work and freedom. Government has no business enforcing
these values but neither must it seek, as it did in the recent past, to
suppress or replace them. That only robbed us of our tiller and set
us adrift. Helping to restore these values will bring new strength,
direction and dignity to our lives and to the life of our nation.
It's on these values that we'll best build our future.”

Truth does not change the value it maintains
  Help restore traditional values:  

       ● Faith ≠ Atheism
       ● Family ≠ Abortion or LBGTQx  
       ● Neighborhood ≠ Ghettos
       ● Work ≠ Welfare
       ● Freedom ≠ Servertude

    Best brings dignity to our lives  

“I'm convinced, more than ever, that man finds liberation only when
he binds himself to God and commits himself to his fellow man.”

“There is no limit to the amount of good you
can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

41. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)

“My first act as president is a prayer. I ask you to bow your heads:
Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love.
Accept our thanks for the peace that yields this day and the shared faith
that makes its continuance likely. Make us strong to do Your work, willing
to head and hear Your will, and write on our hearts these words: 'Use
power to help people.' For we know that we are given power, not to
advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world,
nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to
serve people. Help us to remember it Lord, Amen.”

“No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor
should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.”

“Atheists are not Americans.”

“Education is not complete unless we teach our children not only
how to read and write but the difference between right and wrong.”

“Something’s wrong when kids can get birth control
in school but can’t say prayer in school.”

“There is a God and He is good, and his love, while free,
has a self imposed cost: We must be good to one another.”

Great men and women have lived and died for the betterment of all,
sacrificing in time and effort without measure. Passions with the
love of life from God, and disgust for all evil persecutions, have
driven souls to the edge of loss, yet eternal gain. Quantifying
anything is at most difficult, in such a complex world, with all the
variables of the past and present, known and unknown, and then
lies mixed with truth? Each heart has uniquely been given. All have
a common measure of ignorance in the vast ocean that rains upon
all existence. To find freedom has always been a yearning of each
soul, no matter age or place. Life has no borders of distinction as
time moves on. As said, “The present is a gift.” Acknowledging
that the Spirit sustains us is coming to God.

Seasoned men of wisdom declared once for all the best of what
could be for all. These inspirations rose from the truths given by God,
the author of clarity. America was built upon the rock of faith from
the very beginning. Certainly, faith is a chain of what has come before,
and that which lies ahead. Insight and vision erected this country’s
foundation, by the grace of God, and the blood sweating of man.
In such an expanse of sacrifice, it is a travesty to now abandon
our children, to the lusts of the flesh, void of such sacred eternal
truths, which hover just above the dust. It is God who waits for our
conscious return. Of all ever written, it is the Bible that shines
the brightest for the world and individual souls to know.
After all is said and done, love remains.

No time has been void of troubles, yet even more perilous times arrive
when godless ignorance rules the land. Atheists have no place in the
community of man. Common sense is an ability to react, and even
anticipate and implement solutions prior to a pending calamity or
onslaught of evil. Many lack the ability to hear, half less see beyond
themselves. And it is evil we battle in the divides of men. Men and
women of all ages, races, and nations must pray for the salvation
and mercy of God Almighty, to awaken what is written on the
back of each of our hearts. God save us from ourselves!

Answers have been given to questions of why
Constitution was not meant to stop public prayer
Anti-religious sentiments is unconstitutional
Conscience is the prompting of God
Without God society erodes into oblivion
Cursed is the land whose children have not God
Moral courage is an unbeatable advantage
Freedom is a fragile delicacy, & should be cherished
Freedom is to become what God allows
Dignity is in faith, family, work, & neighborhood
God’s call to be in service to others brings liberation
Atheists have no part in American citizenship
Condemned are the children not taught right/wrong
As God is good, we must be good to others as well

Heaven proclaims His goodness
that never leaves us

It is hard to put a man’s lifetime in a box.

Darkness is filled with all that is absent.


?/??/202? ~ 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.
The arch of forever begins with an honest heart.

You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. ~ Leviticus 19:11

"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 warning has been given not to lie against the truth,
and God will not justify those who transgress.

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

A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies.
~ Proverbs 14:25

Honesty is fundamental in coming to God.

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.


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.     

A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it,
And a flattering mouth works ruin. ~ Proverbs 26:28

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

The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.
You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; ... ~ Psalms 5:5-6

Characteristics of a liar blend among others
  You hate the:

       → Boastful            Loathsome  
       → Bloodthirsty      ⭩
       → Deceitful man
       → Workers of iniquity
       → Who speak falsehood
                  Comes to shame

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.
False promises follow.

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

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

"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He
should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? ... ~ Numbers 23:19

... it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have
fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. ... ~ Hebrews 6:18-19

What is real is hope’s comfort

   ① Strong consolation

   ② Hope set before us
                     Anchor of the soul   

"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.

One can only have a good life if honest of heart
Do not steal or craftily lie to one another
Do not bear false witness or circulate a false report
Honesty delivers souls where the wicked speak lies
A false witness will not escape and shall perish
Truth endures forever where lies fade
Liars hate those they use sweet words with
Lies reduce one to loathsomeness and shame
People accept lies to satisfy their pleasures
Trust in God over any man
People despise truth and condemn the honest
Liars will not remain in the presence of God
All of God’s promises have come to pass
God does not lie rendering consolation & hope

To be with God one must tell the truth.

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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

... sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in
their pride, And for the cursing and lying which they speak. ~ Psalms 59:12-15

No one misses a boastful liar

  For the sin of their lying which they speak  
                 |         Taken in their pride
                 |                    for the cursing
   Growl like a dog
                Howl if they are not satisfied

       → Consume them in wrath
              That they may not be
               Know that God rules

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

The message remains: Demonic are all liars

The Devil
   A murderer from the beginning   
Does not stand in the truth
A liar and the father of it

Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. ~ Genesis 3:4

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.

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, Is the man who
deceives his neighbor, And says, "I was only joking!" ~ Proverbs 26:18-19

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
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


Worship creature

Abomination to Him

But for a moment

Old man


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

There is no such thing as a small lie
  No Lie = The Truth  

He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him. ... ~ 1st John 2:4-5

"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.

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

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

Lies cross the circle of life destroying the light
God is greater than any of our sins
Howling liars are relentless and never satisfied
Sin burns all touched by it
A hypocrite holds the heart of a liar
To believe the lie is to become part of it
Lies are worshipping creation over the creator
Dissatisfied souls should not lie against the truth
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
Honesties base is in not lying to one another
Only the truth can set one free

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

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There is no easement to cover excuses of the weak.

Darkness abandons the light.


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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

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Coming to God requires humble courage of truth.

Darkness is in all that is a lie.

May God bless you and be with you always!

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