|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 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.
|Posted on July 14, 2010 at 11:08 PM||comments (0)|
The Otherside of Tomorrow
What is on the other-side of tomorrow’s edgeless frames
When recon’d in heart or mind, even unto a soulful disdain,
As life in its glory grinds down with joyless pain,
Only those gripped in silent depression must need refrain.
For on the other-side of tomorrow’s hidden-away views
We watch the hopes of precious things hearkening to renew
As death and its disturb-less sleep rises high above the main
Only these looking faith-wise are poised, divinely sustained.
But if what is on the other-side of the morrow’s transcend
We loose all we see or not to mortally defend
As “dust we are and dust we shall return” (to end)
And only these “at peace with God” can soulfully remand.
So patient-await this long other-side of tomorrow’s row
We cannot ‘one man alone’ his soul save from the foe —
And it is the mind of a suffering one alone know tis so
For God himself can alone decide the end of any soul.
What’s on the other-side of tomorrow’s near-future day
As we roll the burdens up and down life’s roughened freeway
Cannot at all end the soul’s repose from God’s eternal rays
Which gladden the hearts and minds of these he wills away!
But if on the other-side of the morrow’s edgeless frames
We beacon all lights and hear the soundful, joyful arrays,
And find all darkness, clouds, and greys have passed away,
Then Rejoice! Sing and Praise God the more!
For comes the Eternal Day!
|Posted on July 13, 2010 at 12:12 AM||comments (0)|
Sweet Dorothy’s “Passing Prayer”
Oh’ Dear Lord Jesus!
All this woeful pain and distress
has worked for me Thine best!
(It’s OVER Lord!)
No need for me to cry anymore!,
For Thou hast gone before!
You’ve shut the sea of earthly woes,
And healed my mind to know no foe. (1)
You’ve stilled the waves before the harbor,
Of the graves of all OGG’s labor.
There, there is “rest”
(from the soul’s “sin and shame”)
And there, there is a partner’s “best”,
Whose spirit knew the same
Within his wife’s dear breast.
Oh’ OGG! Like a dream, didst thou “fly away”? (2)
But with thine own “self-named” wife,
You Must Know, We Shall Rise One Day!
(It’s OVER Lord!)
O’ Dear Lord Jesus!
All this passing grief and sorrow
has worked for me THINE Tomorrow!
(We’ll just rest now, dear Lord,
waiting to hear thy sweet welcome “voice”) (3)
(1) 1 Corinthians 15:55 (2) Job 20:8, Psalm 90:10, John 11:24,25, (3) 1 Thessalonians 4:16, John 14:1-3.
In loving memory of Dorothy Ogg. How she touched my life in so short a time, only God knows the good of it, though I tell it to every human on earth. She was most assuredly one of God’s special “Tuesday People!”