|Posted on November 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
I still grieve for my mother . . .
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I grieve for the heartaches she went thru
I grieve for the sufferings she endured
I grieve for the senselessness of-it-all
I grieve for the mind she was losing
I grieve for the love we lost from her
I grieve for all the love not shown her
I grieve because she really wasn't always there
I grieve for the pain of heart she had in her
I grieve because she may not live again
I grieve for I can still see those hurting eyes
I grieve, and prayerfully hope that she will arise
I still grieve for the loss of my sweet mother
I grieve and the deeper and deeper it goes
I grieve off the onion skins of all memories
I grieve because it's a long-ago habit to know
I grieve to remember our dear mother
I'll grieve til I see her with the angels of heaven
I'll grieve til grief doesn't exist anywhere
I will grieve for my sins and of my mother's
I will grieve for those of other's who cared
I still grieve for my sister and brothers
I grieve for the troubles my "father"suffered
I grieve because of the love I saw right there
I still grieve because my Mother is not here
I grieve with the groans of Creation
I grieve for Earth's final dissipations
I grieve for the sorrow ALL share
I still grieve for the loss of my dear mother
I grieve because I always have cared
I grieve because it's my sensitive nature
I'll grieve until my own soul becomes unaware
I'll grieve, for the love of my mother . . .
is something she put there.
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Jesus, the christ, conquored sin and death and the grave! The Victory of His is Ours! But the Suffering and Shame that was His is Still for Us to Live. The pathway to Heaven isn't cheap. It was paid for by the blood of the Lamb. That's why God is LOVE. That WAS LOVE! That is why there is Faith, Hope, and LOVE. That is why there is GRACE!
|Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
How may today are living lies of complacency, making IDOLS out of their JOBS (while unemployment is rampant), or of CARS, HOBBIES, CHILDREN, PARENTS, FAMILY, COLLEGE, WORK FRIENDS, AND IDEAL, THERE DOGMA, etc. Whatever the Idol, SELF is at the center, and the social conscience that views the world at best, nominally accepting what the government medias say, or worse --- is DEAD because the life is corralled in an ignorance of/or denial of the fact that this world is being shaken and all that in is in it.
Marshall law and a bold POLICE STATE is just on the horizon as the NWO is arriving with Obama, the dictator/tyrannt president of the Fallen USA (U.S.S.A), now the globalist leader in Anarchy and Socialism unto Facism. Rome is behind it all, but few want to believe that she has a plan to rule the world again. On the near horizon is a return to the medivial ages. Facism ruled then, it will rule again.
Rationing is coming. A government controlling everyone who wil be; and for those who won't be controlled, RESISTENCE will be the only recourse. And there will be two types of resistence coming from those who haev a social conscience that is enlightened by God.
1) There will be violent, physical resistence. RIOTS such has we have seen in Asia and Europe; Greece and Spain, Lybia, and others, will begin to break out in Amerika. So there will be those who will use both within the population, and by the government.
2) There will be passive resistence, in particular, by Christians who are Christians in truth and indeed. These will find their strength in the knowledge of God, security and strength in his presense, and will resist unto blood (even death) striving against sin personified in the evil men who will be set in place as society crumbles. "As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people." Proverbs 28:15 "If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked." Proverbs 29:12 "For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them." Ecclesiastes 9:12
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What I would like to know is if anyone reading this has a spiritual social conscience born of the true God and His Word? Do you consider how this world is falling rapidly apart, or are you out of touch with real news and reality? Do you have any knowledge that the Bible prophecies of the end are at hand? Do you know what they really are, or do are you holding to false theories of what is to happen, such as the rapture, or the Catholic and Apostate Protestant (false prophet) versions of the coming of a new age, of spiritual and economic prosperity, or the "rapture," that the to take the "mark of the beast" is what you should do when it is enforced upon the whole world? Do you realize that the internet is the last Bastion of 1st amendment rights and freedom of speech? Do you know that the GOVERNMENT runs all the medias? (And only permits so much of the truth out even on the internet?)
What would you think if I told you that the 7 last plagues have been on the earth for 7 years already and that we are in the final hours of this planet's history before it is destroyed by NUCLEAR (and other) fire? "For by fire and by his sword (his WORD) will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many." Isaiah 66:16 "Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him." Nahum 1:6 "Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land (earth) shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land (earth)." Zephaniah 1:18. "Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy." Zephaniah 3:8 Will you now place me on a "terrorist" list because I am telling you the truth of what God's Word says? Would you call an DHS or CIA or FBI agent? Would you contact the White House? Would you call the Police? What are you going to do with all those fears you suppress and those truths you purposely deny? How many in this world are in total ignorance or are choosing to DENY what I am repeating in God's Word? Thousands, millions, are living that way --- lives of status quoism and normalcy biases, where DENIAL of the evil spreading it's net upon the earth is a way of life and that GOD is some FORM of passive forgetfulness of him and a planet falling apart; where everyday ignorance of world events in economics, in the earth's geography, ecosphere, the social spheres, in the political arena, in religious circles, and all other professions of life, are lost upon the mind, and a blind stupor controls the thoughts through TV, the Internet, other electronic devices; and a mere fleshly existence of living for "the lust of the flesh" dominates; where all the thoughts are only continually evil and GOD and his great holiness and purity and granduer are completely lost upon the mind and heart; and men have forgotten their Creator and "the evil days" have come. (Ecclesiasties 12:1)
You who are of the MINORITY on the planet that "have ears to listen" have only one recourse, CONSTANT CONTINUAL PRAYER WITHOUT CEASING; did into God's Word as you have never have, for the Scriptures will be the only Source of solace you will find as we head towards "the great day of the LORD" Zephaniah 1:14 PRAY, Pray, pray God's Word back to him in obedience!
THE "HIDDEN ONES"
"Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger." Zephaniah 2:3 (Key word = hid) "They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones." (Psalms 83:3) Who ARE these "hidden ones"? They are "the remnant of Israel" (Zephaniah 3:12,13) They have "power with God and with men and prevail (conquer). (Genesis 32:2) They received so much POWER with God that their names (characters) have been transformed (changed). (Genesis 35:10) [Jacob became Israel] Their God is the "GOD of Israel" (Mt 15:31) This is not speaking of the "God of Israel"..."after the flesh" (1 Co 10:18) but the "God of Israel" "after the spirit." (Ro 8:1) (As we shall soon see.)
These have no earthly denomination , for they are entirely spiritually conformed to the Word of God, and know "The Lord our God is ONE LORD." (Mk 12:29). They have no earthy KING or Prime Minister, but kow "the son of GOD" ---- Jesus, the christ, is "the King of Israel." (John 1:49)
[Acts 2:22-40: "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation." Notice that the "Men of Israel" are here addressed in the days of Christ. Who were they? The Jewish Nation of then. Today, the "Israel of God" is not in anyway the Nation of the Jews over in the Middle East!
Are you one of the "many as the Lord our God SHALL CALL?" Are you among this people "called out" "of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues?" (Rev 7:9) "And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved." Romans 9:26,27 If you are one of the "called out" ones mentioned here Today , then "Save yourselves from this untoward (crooked, last) Generation!"
"Men of Israel," and ye (nations, ye gentiles) that FEAR (love and respect) GOD, Give Audience!
WHO ARE THE "ISRAEL OF GOD?"
"Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: ...They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed." (Romans 9:6-8) What or who is the "seed"? Jesus, the christ, is "the seed!" (Gal 3:16) But from him comes at the end of time another, "remnant" seed. "Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant (seed) shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth." (Romans 9:27-8) (See Isaiah 1:9 also, where "remnant" = "seed.")
Are YOU of this "remnant" seed? THEY "at this present time" are the "remnant according to the election of grace." (Romans 11:5)
What happened to "Israel after the flesh?" "They stumbled at that stumblingstone (the christ)...and became a NATION of "disobedient and gainsaying people." Romans 9:36/10:21
Today most believe Israel, the NATION over in the middle east, are "the ISRAEL of GOD." But this is not true, for "the Israel of God" at the end of time are not a geographically denominated people, but a purely spiritual people "cut out" from all over the world to form God's "invisible church"; (Including faithful converted to Christ Jews!), for as Christ himself said "the kingdom of God cometh not with OUTWARD show (observance)...but is "within you," that is, within the hearts of all those who LOVE GOD and have "the righteousness which is of the law (of God)" and by God's indwelling grace "doeth those things (living) by them...for the law is not of faith: but the man that doeth them (DO THE COMMANDMENTS) shall live IN THEM,...for the JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH." (Romans 10:5 with Galatians 3:12,11)
THE ELECTION OF GRACE
The Election of Grace (Romans 11:5,7,2 is what determines WHO are "the Israel of God" --- not fleshly formal heritage in the world, nor by a supposed virtue of a denominated land, or because one is by genetic heritage a Jew! The RULE OF CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED is the spiritual walk of a "new creature (or creation)...in Christ: as it is written, "as many as walk according to this RULE (axiom, principle, law of God), peace be on them, and mercy UPON THE ISRAEL OF GOD." Galatians 6:16-14.
|Posted on October 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
1 Sport = Hebrew. to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play:---deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock(er), play, rejoice, (laugh to scorn, be in (make) sport.
|Posted on October 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
When the thoughts of the memories of my mother awaken in me, the first thing that my conscience brings to mind, is that mom is "dead," that is, absolutely without a living, active conscience or mind.
In a nutshell, the Bible fact is stated very plainly when it says that the dead are "ASLEEP" in the GRAVE in SILENCE and KNOW NOT ANY THING because they have CEASED TO EXIST as a SOUL (person). So, though we may remember our departed loved ones, they can't and don't have any THOUGHTS, they have perished with their bodies and their SOUL, which means the body, the spirit or breath of life, and the character or personality ---the PERSON, is a thought only in God's OMNISCENT mind which he WILL RESURRECT ONE DAY.
"For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun." Ecclesiastes 9:5-6
There are many verses that teach this picture when you put them all together. (See "sleeping" in Psalm 13:3, "silent" and "silence" in Psalms 115:16, 2:8, 28:1, 31:17, "Resurrection" in Mt 22:30, John 5:29, Chapter 11, 1 Corinthians 15, and Romans 6:9.)
This is very important because the knowledge of the state of the dead in the scriptures is a divine safeguard against SPIRITUALISM (satanic delusions). This evil is overtaking the world very rapidly at the end of time right now, in particular with the UFO phenomenon, and "channeling" (even in Christian circles. For example, the messages of "Mary.")
In whatever form of doctrine, or in whatever manner it manifests itself, SPIRITUALISM always teaches and gives the impression that the dead are ALIVE and can "speak" to us, or even appear to us as personifications of a dead loved one.
Spirit mediums and "familiar spirits" are condemned in the Bible as demonic: see Deuteronomy 18:11, 2 Kings 21:6, and 1 Samuel 28: 11-14, where a demon personates the Prophet Samuel and deceives and brings Saul to ruin through it's deceit and deception. SAMUEL WAS DEAD, and the "witch" conjured up a spirit: that is SPIRITUALISM.) It is purely Demonic.
When armed with the Bible teaching, so clear throughout all the scriptures touching on the subject, when one is confronted with it, one has an arsenal of TRUTHS to withstand all it's lies and lying demon. Before I get to "GRAMPS VISION and what it teaches" I want to give a prewarning.
NEVER consider your senses if an IMAGE (ghost), a spirit being (UFO alien, etc), a voice, comes to you pretending that they are "mom," or "Grandma," or "Grandpa," or "Gramps," or ANYONE you know has died. DO NOT TRUST YOUR SENSES, or YOUR FEELINGS, if this should happen to you because they appeal to those. It can be overpowering and you will be deceived and lead down a dangerous, delusional pathway of lies no matter what anyone around you says. (And today, many believe these appearances).
Gramps VISION and what it Teaches or Reveals
Once, when Gramps was going through the difficulties of his last day struggles, I visited him in Iowa. (He was just beginning to face Alzheimers and the beginnings of Dementia.) I will never forget that day. He had just gotten up out of bed and was greatly disturbed about something. When I asked what was wrong, he related to me and Gram that when he was in bed that night, he was awakened by a startling presence at the foot of his bed. He said it was his Mother. He then went on to explain in detail what she looked like and what she said to him. She apparently berated him for his follies in life, told him he was no good, and threatened him somehow with her menacing looks and pointing finger. She told him to do such and such or he would be in big trouble.
Now, Gramps was very shaken by this SUPERNATURAL EVENT. That was obvious, for it was not characteristic of him to open up in this way about something as bizarre as this was. Now remember, yes he was becoming mentally ill, but he still was processing things and able to reason and be rational.
Instantly, because I knew the Bible truth babout "the state of the dead," I was able to counsel Gramps (and Gram too, for she was attentive, because this whole thing was really very real according to Gramps.) At first, he did not want to see what I was saying, but then it clicked in his mind. He at once began to dismiss the VISION he had that night as non-sense. All I did was quote a few Bible verses which explain that "the DEAD KNOW NOT ANYTHING," for "ALL they that go down to the dust shall bow before GOD (one day): and none can keep alive his own soul." Psalm 22:29. Here's another one:
"For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth." Isaiah 38:18 "Let me not be ashamed ... let them be silent in the grave." Psalm 31:17
GRAMPA'S MOTHER was not "alive" and appearing to him with a "message from God," heaven, or Hell! His mother was DEAD, in the grave, dust, silent, and awaiting the resurrection (in the mind of God who has all the memory of her and who she was and what she deserves according to what her life was life as God will judge. This image of personification of his Mother was a DEMON masquerading as Gramps Mom. It was not the spirit of her actual person, because the Bible clearly teaches that when a person dies, he gives up the Ghost, the Spirit of life (the breath) goes back to God, and the body goes back to "dust," and the whole memory of the person "is perished" until teh Lord commands the "resurrection." Read Ezekiel 37, about the "valley of the dry bones." Read it with 1 Corinthians 15, and 1 Thessalonians 4, and other old testament passages. Especially Read John 11, where Jesus explains death as a sleep and raises the sleeping (DEAD) Lazarus.