“This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith,” (1John 5:4).
No one may keep the Law of G-d if he has not overcome the world.
No one may keep the Sabbath day as to render it holy if he has not completely turned away from the world.
And no one may intrude upon the Sabbath day and work a miracle if he has not overcome the world.
Y’shua intently kept the Sabbath, and holy days, feasts and festivals, etc.
He kept to the Way so intently and perfectly that every day and it’s action were a supernatural extension of G-d’s unseen hand working in the world, as when during the Passover he became the Paschal lamb while he performed the ceremony and kept the same day Holy.
He was no longer of this world, but had been born again, passed from death to life and all things were new to and in him, yet he did not destroy the old in welcoming the new, but to the contrary rightly maintained the dignity of the Whole as One. He walked already in a Kingdom made without hands and saw G-d in His Temple no one else could see.
So they put him out of what they could control, believing that taking away and destroying the Temple would somehow destroy HaShem’s Holiness, or defile HaShem’s space with otherness, worldliness or uncleanness, crucifying and killing Jews or believers, in a tragic and futile attempt to destroy the indwelling of HaShem in those who had the life and light of this world within them. But the more they did, the Greater G-d and His Kingdom became in the world.
Saint Paul’s gospel was not only correct but necessary for directing and building up, edifying, etc. the Body of Christ/HaShem in the world without a real or functioning Temple or Mishkan.
The prevailing Kingdom of our world became the Body of HaShem and of His Christ ever after the dreaded deed was done.
Now only liars and delusionists hold to an opinion of otherwise mindedness, and are thereby known to the body of Christ and rejected of HaShem of Hosts.
Those Israelites without the Faith and eyes to see this were, in a sense, forced back into exile and wandering in the wilderness all over the world even to this day, although they remain One in the Faith.
The Ultimate Victory over the enemy, or death and sin is our Faith.
All Jews want a Temple, a tangible Kingdom but all non-Jews fight against it and against true religion/Judaism because it nullifies mankind and exalts Creator; who, when they suffer for other religions end up being cursed (allah) rather than nullified and made whole in HaShem of Hosts, Creator of all nations, peoples and tongues.
They fight against G-d in as many ways as idols may confound and confuse the world unto disunity, which is different from nullification, (the ego is still very much invested in the self and its struggle to be known and worshiped as a created thing). Nullification keeps Unity with Creator and becomes One with all, falling into perfect harmony with an entirely different beat and music than the world and its musicians may make hear and dance to.
The world is in a frenzied trance to different rhythms and beats of many different drummers.
But the creation hears G-d’s voice, sees and hears His ministers which are as flames of fire and winds unseen, thunders feared and lightning’s which light up the darkest corners of the hidden places, while inside all believers the still small voice is the dominant chord which strikes holy fear of G-d; hearkening unto His speech and word, which the whole world may not hear nor give heed to but which is always fulfilled; and that is all that matters in terms of finding true joy, happiness and fulfillment of destiny.
“Nevertheless, I did harden my heart, for I was called many times and I would not hear; therefore I knew concerning these things, yet I would not know; therefore I went on rebelling against God, in the wickedness of my heart,”(Alma 10:6).
Unto a world caught up in a sinful frenzy of commotion and locomotion, in many different revelries and abominable pastimes, it is as a foreign language, though all tongues may speak it, and indeed, all do at one time or another and if they recognize it as from G-d and the Holy Ghost, and not from self, they’ll find in it all they need to understand the Faith and be part of the Body of Christ/HaShem.
Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. (etc.)
It’s most wonderful when the world has destroyed a man and made his thoughts useless to himself and his situation, and yet because of this Gift from G-d, find in the same complete satisfaction and contentment and the will to persevere because his soul has been touched and realized Paul’s secret; what it is to be content with and in all circumstances and situations; for G-d is all in all and nothing else matters.
At this point, if one wish to grow and receive instruction or revelation and consolation and add unto all everything that Paul adores about Christ and G-d- brotherly affection, charity, good will, love unfeigned, etc., and have zeal for the Kingdom consume all else, until no matter what our outward circumstances may be, we thirst intently and single mindedly for Kingdom lifestyle, which is possible anywhere and is especially prudent when prevailing in a wilderness of otherwise minded spirits and physical adversaries and enemies of all kinds, all clamoring for they know not what, nevertheless over whom HaShem is King.
As any mother or parent or guardian may attest, it is nice to be a teacher- to encourage others and watch people grow because of their efforts, time and care, but if ultimately anyone raise up a child in a way that he should not go, even if it be the popular mode and fashion of the day and age, when the student/child is older, he will be torn between Creator and self-will which was led contrary by otherness and opinion asshole worthy. (Excuse my French).
La bave du crapaud n’atteint pas la blanche colombe.
“The spit of the toad doesn’t reach the white dove.”
Judaism starts with HaShem and ends with nullification of self for Christ; the perfect disciple/teacher, and the One will never forsake the other.
When anyone returns to the Way, things like Sabbath rest automatically kick in. The glory is in finding yourself keeping Law, statute, and precept without a thought for any of it, which is when you may pray thus, ‘anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto G-d” (Philippians 4:6).
And the ‘watchers’ unseen decide and ‘amen’ and any real hearer is saved.
Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
All other religions are traps, or as Bill Murray taught the Dali Lama when he caddied for him or vice versa, the reward for all those opposed is the same; which is the fire of their eternal frustration/hatred.
At one moment your peaking toward a so-called Nirvana, the next, your no better than a junkie on skid row or anyone else and if you continue rebellious eventually you will lie down in sorrow and pain. But if you repent, your good fortune is meet if you truly love your neighbor as yourself, you’ll learn the truth of Murray’s chant of ‘It just doesn’t matter,’ and in and out of season preach the gospel and find support and comfort even though you ‘die daily’ (1Corinthians 15:31).
Although Murray’s conclusion is off by a hairpin of exaction, for at that point HaShem is all that matters and nothing else.
The start of the journey is at the end of our conclusions. HaShem knew every thought, deed, misdeed, etc., you would ever commit to, think of, perform or say before any of it came into being. A lot of people kill themselves in ignorance or just trying to beat this truth eternal, which is why they crucified Jesus and others like him.
But the truth can’t be beaten, only hated or ignored, and when we die in our sins, we may be cut off from eternal providence and every other blessing to be found in HaShem; and but a fragmentary reality of us remains and HaShem remains able to reclaim and restore even the most lost and wayward soul whenever Holy Omnipotence so please to act. He can do all things, and we can’t without Faith in Him and that’s all folks.
So do and so say as He would or would have you do and say and you will be.
Judge like G-d and overturn the courts, because no man made ruling was meant to stand or may ever be justified in sight of G-d who knows the thoughts and intents of the hearts of men and the imaginations thereof, whether good or bad/evil. (Romans 3:4).
You who would be justified by, even the Law of G-d, do you not hear the Law; for it is written, ‘Abraham had two sons, one of the slave woman and one of the free.’
We are not Jerusalem beneath but above, and that which is above all and resides in all that all may overcome and live a life godly through Jesus Christ/Y’shua HaMashiach, our Redeemer’s sacrifice; the laying hold of which is perfect Faith, though dormant when not in use. He is the only Mediator of the Everlasting Covenant.
In the world we still face much opposition and enemies of all sorts and kinds which are for our strengthening and testing, not for our destruction, for it is our Faith that has won for us the ultimate victory – though our world remain in chaos and every spirit strive for itself to niche out a tomb for itself, so as to be remembered after death; as Joseph of Arimathea found it would be better to give said tomb to another that he might live through the belief in the Resurrection of the Just; Jesus being the forerunner, perfecter and finisher of our faith, rather than a name and place for himself among the dead.
He was just being a good Jew by burying a fellow dead Jew, whom to everyone’s surprise and Israel exultation and emancipation from something far worse than slavery, rose from and overcame the dead; for the grave could not hold him, and in so doing justified and ransomed many from its power to kill those dead in trespasses and sins, instead birthing a renewal in all and opportunity as a Gift to live unto G-d through Faith upon the miracle manifested for their sake in their Risen Redeemer’s Work for all mankind putting to shame the best of their own works of righteousness, and making all men truly equal; setting captives free and proclaiming liberty to all for all.
Naught but Faith saves.
Judaism sells because it is a fashion that never grows old and renews itself internally as eternal matter must in trust.
Even a blind man may see his Way through the darkest night by Faith.
And if…’It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth’ (Isaiah 49:6).
Ask, knock, seek…find (Matt7:7). Those who seek Me with all their heart and mind and strength shall find Me (Jeremiah 29:13).
After all that we may do, it is by Grace that we must be saved 2 Nephi 25:23). It is a free gift from G-d (Romans 6:23); you may not earn it, which is of course, entirely unfair or seems so, but is more fair than the entire world may be and more merciful and just than any man’s action, thought or deed may ever be.
“I am G-d and not man, My thoughts are not your thoughts, etc.” (Isaiah 5:8).
The impossible just makes more sense than all else; but in order to make all else possible, men seem willing to do the most disreputable and disgusting things toward one another! G-d is real and true. People are just selfish; it’s a natural/carnal reaction.
The enemy of our souls seems very wise and confidant. As a matter of course- self confidence is a mark of the beast but it lacks the essential power to save itself from failure and the power of Unity and though the enemy be combined, it may never be One and is always many or legion.
Those who are united in G-d are, of a necessity, many as a well, but are otherwise notable for their humility and grace, brotherly love, faith, mercy, etc.
They are not of this world nor attuned to any voice, word, will, way or doctrine other than the revealed Will of G-d and the Lamb in Scripture and Spirit of revelation upon which they, being rooted are built up in Him, and established in the Faith, as they have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving unto Him. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to G-d by Jesus Christ. (Colossians 2:7, 1 Peter 2:5).
And we ought always have the advantage over the enemy which is not so much hateful as it is full of darkness and therefore an enemy to itself, and all those taken and lost therein need us more than we need them.
However, whether in darkness or in light, his knowledge is true which may see us through.
I need Thee every hour who came not to devour but to empower.
The world and its trappings do not make G-d interesting; however, they do make otherwise more entertaining and distressingly perilous. The gods/idols which are no gods demand much entertainment; but, and this may be fortunate for us, and very little more than; they could care less about the competition or show they watch as long as someone gets hurt or loses an eye. Then it is unusual and unfair, which is pleasant for those whose reality is unfair and unpleasant the greater part of the time.
Yet, how terrible are G-d’s judgments!
The tyranny of fallen mankind is worse by far but understandable given this truth:
“Those of my enemies who would not that I should reign over them, bring hither and slay the before me,” (Luke 19:27).
What terrible Authority!
Let us try to understand it before we seek anything at all, not doing so has caused great calamities to come upon both friend and foe of Christ.
Usurpation’s of the Body of Christ have wreaked havoc on an unsuspecting world. And not serving Him wholeheartedly has brought great calamities on His people and chosen race, whose worst enemies are they themselves.
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (1 Peter 4:13)
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. (2 Corinthians 7:9)
So again, to correct the Murray~Buddhist mantra, ‘It just DOES matter!” is the Point, and otherwise unmindful creatures become slothful and fall asleep.
“The L-rd neither slumbers nor sleeps; He wakes the sleepers and rouses the slumberers; He makes the dumb to speak, liberates the prisoners, supports the falling and raises up those who are bowed down.”
My reasoning is that of a man paying heed or attention to the Spirit of G-d, revealed in His Living Word and Way; I am in no wise superior to anyone else, but unless we all come to Unity, the enemy will always win and We The People will always lose, want and destroy ourselves for lack of purpose.
Where wisdom enters, there also enters subtlety. The enemy is very subtle and convincing, friendly and funny; he disarms and then destroys.
But G-d is as the Sun shining in its strength at noonday. No one can miss the Glory of His Majesty which surpasses all.
Truth marches on…otherwise slithers by…
It may all come down to a matter of what you’ve endured; you tend to become your pathway to whatever, but it’s when you finally come to return to G-d that you may rejoice over all the hardships and recognize how He brought you through all the trouble you’ve been through as otherwise, though you still may have trouble recognizing self and others aright; G-d is unchanging and all recognize Him, both in self and others. Only pride and envy keep all from Unity in the Faith which is an entirely Jewish affair. Strange to outsiders’ maybe but good for all because being Jewish has little to do with birth lineage and so much more to do with what issues from the heart and soul which most if not all harden in order to survive in a world otherwise minded. This is Our Great Depression and Jesus was unpopular for the same reasons he was popular, there is not much impressive about him until HaShem stirs him to act or does something through him or calls from heaven and says, “This is my beloved son, hear yea him, etc.” And the same may be said of anyone found in HaShem and loyal to Him.
If you are unable to rejoice in the good fortune of another and find endless comfort and consolation in the good welfare, fortune and fate of others, especially when you have nothing of your own and are suffering yourself for your sins, you will likely never know the Glory of being united in the Faith. It gives character and strength to those who have nothing and at the point of death transforms a horrible situation to one of the few men may be glad for and rejoice over, as my grandfather and owner of an well patronized Irish Refreshment Parlour in New Jersey used to say of passing friends, “Well, his troubles are over.”
And to all who knew him, this was the most loving comment from a most grateful and loving father, grandfather and former soldier and friend of his country; our country, America the Beautiful, whose rightful heirs are none but the pure in heart – Zion.
To be an elder or ancient in Zion, is to be one of those annoying tri-fold wallet carrying old people with the same routine they share with every passerby and every time you meet them it is your duty as an American citizen to patiently endure no matter how many times you may have to go through the same routine: “These are my kids, grandkids, etc.” as the pour soul takes out of a wallet otherwise empty, pictures of beloved sons and daughters-all they have to boast of in the world.
And our greatest achievement in the information age so-called has been to provide the same with web pages with which to share precisely the same routine with greater ease and precision, depending on the age of the user, which at this time of year is especially poignant, when we gather at Passover and ask the question of the four sons, wise, unwise, doesn’t know how to ask, etc.
The father worth his salt wants the correct answer, though different from each son that thereby he may encourage greater insights and wisdom as accomplishments for each, as tradition waxes strong again and invention keeps apace with an ancient ritual of historical bonding in Unity and faith.
Shame that a generation of grandparents should lose a generation of grandchildren due to the decisions of Internet monsters like AOL, who dump services and delete entire family histories, and memories because they deem it better business to upgrade until a holocaust reoccurs and is forgotten just as quickly for want of integrity growing apace with modernity.
Essential Unity should never be taken for granted nor should Alzheimer’s be forced on a generation too young to develop Autism. This Unity of Nation is all important and should not be cheated by Internet moguls or Beta Bosses.
No son ever raised in the correct context may become – we hope – disrespectful or prideful, overconfident and defiant.
Rather, may always retain a good sense of his own littleness and of G-d’s surpassing greatness; being very grateful for either as unworthy of any gift in and of himself but overjoyed to receive anything from the creator of all.
If we rob ourselves of the right to exist, our enemy has no need to annihilate us.
Are Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and whomever greater threats to the American people than Osama Bin Laden, Hitler, or Stalin, etc.?
You be the judge.
It is written, “You who love G-d, hate evil.”
All pride and evil speaking is evil; but the subtle flatteries and assurances of the Evil One are seven times as evil as any mistake or intentional sin a man may commit. The worst of which is that of denial or omittance of fact for fiction.
Be at peace with all men inasmuch as it depends upon you for the most part and be quick to forgive, quick to be of good comfort and cheer, service and consolation to everyone you meet and the peace of G-d which surpasses understanding will keep and guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and HaShem of Hosts.
In patience possess your souls; for wrathful and rash men are much trouble, and most of all to themselves, they are quick to make enemies of would be friends otherwise.
Slothful, selfish people are exceedingly detrimental to the Kingdom/Nation that is the L-RD’s. They do a lot more damage on the whole than enemies who threaten terror may ever accomplish without our compliance and may never accomplish if we are never slothful.
O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever. (Alma 37:46).
Old age may earn its’ right to something like retirement; but its not some selfish, secluded retreat from society, away from community and ought to be a time of no less usefulness to the community than was their youthful energy and labor once upon a time when full of beans and ability untried and unlearned.
But our society; Zion’s people have been robbed of these latter-day glories by foreign interest and take over, which the L-RD has forever warned us against.
“Behold, the enemy is combined.” (D&C 38:12.)
The State of Israel must become a cosmic necessity of like proportions by being first and foremost the Head of the nations, who must be compelled by this same greatness to become like unto Israel/America, knowing that Unity in Diversity in as many nations as the Way may be-fold; is as good for One as all. But if unwilling to sacrifice historical differences and selfish ambition, it is better to cut off and out and deport any that instill separatism that corrode unity rather than humbly bringing whatever they may to the Whole, making the Whole better, stronger, and more blessed by way of distinctive cohesion; like duct tape, something that has always been a rare and singularly American phenomenon.
We, as a people need to rebirth these opportunities for this sort of all encompassing Unity by making amends for the wrongs we may have done and felt justified in committing against foreigners who never really sought humble inclusion but rather in subtlety, feigned obeisance while harboring all kinds of hatred and intolerance for Israel and Christ and America as She was founded and built up unto Him as an avowed wife, bride and helpmate.
Because idolatry is likened unto fornication, it is inferred that there must needs be an increase in ways we may get screwed and screw one another for our trouble in keeping promises to nations unworthy of our consideration and confidence – making and breaking promises and sacred oaths with our own notions of justifying the same but which comes down to the simple and stupid reasoning of do unto others before they do unto you. Paranoia and Pride combined destroy vast multitudes in the spiritual realm or world and the defeat is felt by all whether advantage taken or took.
On the other spectrum, if we keep our word no matter how difficult it may be and fulfill Solomon’s will of good natured relations between all nations; everybody wins, while the shedding of false and pretended, pretentious ego of self aggrandizement is no one’s loss.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again, and be restored; therefore, the word restoration more fully condemneth the sinner, and justifieth him not at all.
For the good of all parties concerned, let the war mongerers continue to cheat one another and play dirty; that is war, but perhaps we may find a better way to settle differences than killing each other in due time if we who are spiritually minded mind the things of the Spirit that thereby we may benefit one another in Spirit and in Truth unto inclusion and edification of all who claim Christ whose aim is for One as for all, to build up America and all American’s who agree to leave their homelands behind and find and build up the heavenly kingdom being part of the House of David whose everlasting Kingdom is by way of covenant promise in HaShem of Hosts, and unto his descendants spiritual so long as the earth should endure and enjoy the providence and safe inheritance promised through Joseph in this our New Israel, Zion. One comprised of many but united in destiny and promise keeping.
3 Nephi 21
Israel will be gathered when the Book of Mormon comes forth—The Gentiles will be established as a free people in America—They will be saved if they believe and obey; otherwise, they will be cut off and destroyed—Israel will build the New Jerusalem, and the lost tribes will return. About A.D. 34.
And verily I say unto you, I give unto you a sign, that ye may know the time when these things shall be about to take place—that I shall gather in, from their long dispersion, my people, O house of Israel, and shall establish again among them my Zion;
And this is the thing which I will give unto you for a sign—for verily I say unto you that when these things which I declare unto you, and which I shall declare unto you hereafter of myself, and by the power of the Holy Ghost which shall be given unto you of the Father, shall be made known unto the Gentiles that they may know concerning this people who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, and concerning this my people who shall be scattered by them;
Verily, I say unto you, when these things shall be made known unto them of the Father, and shall come forth of the Father, from them unto you;
For it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth from them unto a remnant of your seed, that the covenant of the Father may be fulfilled which he hath covenanted with his people, O house of Israel;
Therefore, when these works and the works which shall be wrought among you hereafter shall come forth from the Gentiles, unto your seed which shall dwindle in unbelief because of iniquity;
For thus it behooveth the Father that it should come forth from the Gentiles, that he may show forth his power unto the Gentiles, for this cause that the Gentiles, if they will not harden their hearts, that they may repent and come unto me and be baptized in my name and know of the true points of my doctrine, that they may be numbered among my people, O house of Israel;
And when these things come to pass that thy seed shall begin to know these things—it shall be a sign unto them; that they may know that the work of the Father hath already commenced unto the fulfilling of the covenant which he hath made unto the people who are of the house of Israel.
And when that day shall come, it shall come to pass that kings shall shut their mouths; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them.
But the life of my servant shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.
Therefore it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my words, who am Jesus Christ, which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto him power that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant.
And my people who are a remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles, yea, in the midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
Their hand shall be lifted up upon their adversaries, and all their enemies shall be cut off.
Yea, wo be unto the Gentiles except they repent; for it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Father, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots;
And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strongholds;
And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thy land, and thou shalt have no more soothsayers;
Thy graven images I will also cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee, and thou shalt no more worship the works of thy hands;
And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee; so will I destroy thy cities.
And it shall come to pass that all lyings, and deceivings, and envyings, and strifes, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, shall be done away.
For it shall come to pass, saith the Father, that at that day whosoever will not repent and come unto my Beloved Son, them will I cut off from among my people, O house of Israel;
And I will execute vengeance and fury upon them, even as upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
But if they will repent and hearken unto my words, and harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them, and they shall come in unto the covenant and be numbered among this the remnant of Jacob, unto whom I have given this land for their inheritance;
And they shall assist my people, the remnant of Jacob, and also as many of the house of Israel as shall come, that they may build a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem.
And then shall they assist my people that they may be gathered in, who are scattered upon all the face of the land, in unto the New Jerusalem.
And then shall the power of heaven come down among them; and I also will be in the midst.
And then shall the work of the Father commence at that day, even when this gospel shall be preached among the remnant of this people. Verily I say unto you, at that day shall the work of the Father commence among all the dispersed of my people, yea, even the tribes which have been lost, which the Father hath led away out of Jerusalem.
Yea, the work shall commence among all the dispersed of my people, with the Father to prepare the way whereby they may come unto me, that they may call on the Father in my name.
Yea, and then shall the work commence, with the Father among all nations in preparing the way whereby his people may be gathered home to the land of their inheritance.
And they shall go out from all nations; and they shall not go out in haste, nor go by flight, for I will go before them, saith the Father, and I will be their rearward.