“About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters; how well, they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.
In Breughel’s Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water; and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.”
Out of Spiritual Death
And ye shall know that I am HaShem, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves. (Ezekiel 37:13)
“Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of HaShem in such a resurrection. This is the greatest and most remarkable of all changes that a man can undergo—to be brought out of the grave of spiritual death and made to rejoice in the light and liberty of spiritual life. None could work this but the living God, HaShem and giver of life.
“Ah, me! How well do I remember when I was lying in the valley full of dry bones, as dry as any of them! Blessed was the day when free and sovereign grace sent the man of God to prophesy upon me! Glory be to God for the stirring which that word of faith caused among the dry bones. More blessed still was that heavenly breath from the four winds which made me live! Now know I the quickening Spirit of the ever-living HaShem , Truly HaShem is the living God, for He made me live. My new life even in its pinings and sorrowings is clear proof to me that HaShem can kill and make alive. He is the only God. He is all that is great, gracious, and glorious, and my quickened soul adores Him as the great I AM. All glory be unto His sacred name! As long as I live I will praise Him.”
Conditions of Answered Prayer
“In order to be purified and to remain pure, [Jews] must have the Holy Spirit in their hearts and in their homes. The Lord has given me light that when the Israel of today humble themselves before Him, and cleanse the soul temple from all defilement, He will hear their prayers in behalf of the sick, and will bless in the use of His remedies for disease. When in faith the human agent does all he can to combat disease, using the simple methods of treatment that God has provided, his efforts will be blessed of God.
“If after so much light has been given, God’s people will cherish wrong habits, indulging self and refusing to reform, they will suffer the sure consequences of transgression. If they are determined to gratify perverted appetite at any cost, God will not miraculously save them from the consequences of their indulgence. They ‘shall lie down with sorrow’ (Isaiah 50:11).
Those who choose to be presumptuous, saying, ‘The Lord has healed me, and I need not restrict my diet; I can eat and drink as I please,’ will erelong need, in body and soul, the restoring power of God. Because the Lord has graciously healed you, you must not think you can link yourselves up with the self-indulgent practices of the world. Do as Christ commanded after his work of healing – ‘Go, and sin no more’ (John 8:11). Appetite must not be your God.
“The Lord gave His Word to ancient Israel, that if they would cleave strictly to Him, and do all HIs requirements, He would keep them from all the diseases such as he brought upon the Egyptians; but this promise was given on the condition of obedience. Had the Israelites obeyed the instruction they received, and profited by their advantages, they would have been the world’s object lesson of health and prosperity. The Israelites failed in fulfilling God’s purpose, and thus failed of receiving the blessings that might have been theirs. But in Joseph and Daniel, and Moses and Elijah, and many others, we have noble examples of the results of the true plan of living. Like faithfulness today will produce like results. To us, it is written, ‘Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light’ (1 Peter 3:9).
“If we regard iniquity in our hearts, if we cling to any known sin, the Lord will not hear us; but the prayer of the penitent, contrite soul is always accepted. When all known wrongs are righted, we may believe that God will answer our petitions.” E.G. White
“Western Wind, when wilt thou blow?
The small rain down can rain
Christ, that my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again.”
Anonymous (my favorite author)
The schism in the Body of believers which needs healing, was not created by an enemy, hate or lack of worthy attributes and strength on either hand, so much as the choice to defend the heart’s longing and knowing whether in success or failure achieved, recognized as indispensable in either case.
Like cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, good guys and bad guys, Crips and Bloods, Confederates and Union Soldiers, U.S. Allies and our enemies, real or imagined; the fight is the investment of a childhood dream come to pass for want of a Way of growing older and wiser as we mature. Something we’ve learned or been taught or permitted to prepare and live for in opposition to the Way of Life we were, in most cases, ignorant of All Together and United. If you would enter into the battle field in anywise, the transformation one must undergo midst the fray, provided for by very necessary means in which either side is provisioned for, by and of one and the same Agent, who could care less about outcome or either side’s declaration of war against its own, which is only this Agent’s personal profit and gain weighed against its loss for committing itself to the bargain at all, is a doggish one, to be had at doggishly and accomplished doggedly. Nevertheless, a righteous man cares for the needs of the animals under its husbandry and oversee, whatever befall them, come rain or shine, and so can’t really give thought to otherwise or a more mutually beneficial compromise. There exists more respect in either side warring against one another for one another, than for the recognition, respect and reconciliation of the Whole, or that which is not involved or unwilling to be involved in their wars and battles for glories and such as really aren’t worth the initial investment of zeal or devotion. For the majority of the people’s part, a guilty interest in the entertainment of watching or hearing or reading second hand about the outcome from day to day is sufficient to condemn them as involved without betraying any real insight practical much less interceding in an effort to bring peace and reconciliation between brothers divided for reasons so dumb and childish – it is quite comedic, after a fashion. But all our deepest loves and hatreds arise and are formed in childhood and decide more than less how we will live our entire lives on what may have been a mere whim turned ugly habit at which we stuck to for lack of something better and less self involved to do with our probationary time rather than any substantial and meaningful passion or worthy cause.
In the end, we are caught up in a war we don’t particularly wish or care for to be involved in anymore at all, except in brotherhood formed in the early stages of life for survival’s sake, in a fight for the right to whatever and sticking to our guns and oaths made often rashly and offhandedly, without really weighing the price involved long run, in which just keeping our word is sevenfold as meaningless as not giving our word; given the chaos and ridiculousness in outcome unwanted by all, enjoyed by few and forbidden for more than should even want to take part, which we now must muddle through, like it or not, and when the heat of battle grows into or becomes the discomfort of dealing with the consequences of injuries and losses sustained on both or either sides, now forced to reckon with one another in a different and more uncomfortable light than the blaze of battle, prefer to carry on with said war rather than otherwise. No longer ‘clashing by night,’ we must ‘deal with it’ anyway and however we do or don’t is part or not of ‘growing up’ too late and with a heart and other hardened attributes and raging emotions hard to get a handle on, rather than give full sway to, when we try to calm the tempestuous seas of the same and come at the ‘task at hand’ with all the muster to do and perform as a work alien to the senses, credo and lust’s desire. There is, however, no choice in the matter; reality dictates a necessary change and you must do things you are unprepared and unschooled for. Your word is your word and you must therefore submit to a radical change in lifestyle if you would preserve your own innate, most winning qualities of who you are and your God given gifts and talents which make and mark you as a child of God, whether or not you choose to acknowledge, express your belief in, and be thankful for His patience and long suffering in dealing with you as His child for your waywardness and sins committed in days of wine and roses or guns and Moses, etc.
No one is going to think any less of you for being less ‘gangsta,’ ‘warrior,’ tough guy,’ in allegiance to this or that brotherhood ‘down’ for this or that notion or cause or ideology learned as gospel yet bearing little resemblance to an honorable Way or religion; which is just as well. Your credo personal’s fashion may be more worthy than religious frock and gown. Just be ready to don tzitzit, whatever your personal dress code otherwise may be. A little old fashioned wears quite well throughout the years and generations.
A Torah lifestyle is the Everyman’s lifestyle, where no matter what your occupation, background, system of belief, talent or trade, Its incorporation by assimilation or application broad and all encompassing, lends to each new and old day, the every day, new opportunities no matter how far off course or out of the Way you may have gone astray after whatever may lead astray, whose numbers are as incredible as the long-suffering of He who awaits your inevitable return.
Mosiah 4:29 And finally, I cannot tell you all the things whereby ye may commit sin; for there are divers ways and means, even so many that I cannot number them.
And the ‘bar’ is constantly being raised, from day unto day, either by you and what you personally demand of yourself or by a brother, another, or and this is especially gratifying for men in the Faith, by a competitor or enemy.
The hoped for result/end of all our struggles in otherwise mindedness, being the recovery of the same or correction of thought in the Spirit, in preparation for a time of lasting peace and reconciliation among all nations, kindred’s and tongues, for the sake of mutual upbuild in penitential works of righteousness, afforded all who turn from their wicked ways unto God; accompanied by the inner acknowledgment, much like Hezekiah’s, that, ‘The Word of HaShem is good’ (2 Kings 20:19). Thus you attain to a degree of lordship or ladyship in character, or right manhood, adulthood, grown-up attended by civility and reasoning with a mind made right in the L-rd, finding satisfaction with the day which He has made for the day which He has made, because of the Way realized, whether or not you take direct part and pleasure therein by participation in portion merited or by association random yet no less wonderful and miraculous in outcome. We all really do ‘need a miracle every day,’ especially when feeling ‘dead’ in our tracks, yet ‘grateful’ for the gift imparted therein unto all the faithful, and the L-RD does provide the most satisfying sorts sans drugs and alcohol even being necessary to get you ‘there’ or ‘high.’ Alas! When you are ‘high,’ you usually do not meet the bar raised for your benefit or the sake of your personal growth Spiritual and miss the mark for relying on your own spark (Isaiah 1:31), blinded by your own light and may be left in the dark again, for to wait upon another opportunity to arise or come around your way, while you may have to crawl under the bar you failed to meet in the meanwhile, never fear, the next chance will present itself and you may be more blessed depending on how you used to time in the interim. Be patient, it will come – now you’re on Injun Time, as they say, and Turtle Island is the best of all lands and atmospheres one could hope for to wait in.
Psalm 27:13-14 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the L-RD In the land of the living. Wait for the L-RD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the L-RD.
The most important part of your life and all its various struggles and hardships, are given you for the very purpose of birthing a new heart in you; an understanding heart – the work of Wisdom. If you let Her work in you, you will be rewarded with something far greater than riches and fame; but if you struggle against Her, it may become the hardest contest in which anyone may vie for the Prize. The loss is grievous but even this is not the end of the road. A foolish heart in rapture with itself and the source of its affection is the most guileful of all enemies within your own breast (Jeremiah 17:9). Your beloved wife, or significant other, flesh of your own flesh and bone of your own bone could not get any closer nor come between you, yourself and your passion of heart.
This is the Ultimate Fighter’s Cage Match, and every soul must escape said cage and be born at Divine Liberty, to be an overcomer and victor in the contest for crowns immortal. Bad Company and the incapacity to Choose the Right, will keep more people from entering into the Kingdom in these Latter-days, strictly because a faulty, foolish heart you cannot overcome no matter how hard you try cannot gain mastery over itself if dependent upon any other thing than the Way and Order of the Son of God. But when you begin to realize the agents Whom God is using to help you, which most of the time seem a bothersome if not monstrous encumbrance and army (legion) of absurdities and obstacles in the Way – a most ridiculous and presumptuously demanding ship of fools all wanting something different from you and demanding of you what you don’t believe you are capable of much less have the means of satisfying ungrateful blockheads, pricks and an otherwise minded mob of miscreant, selfish seeming fakers, players and takers who do not but the same all the time for nothing in return and come at you daily from all directions; and you feel as if in the midst of a Zombie Apocalypse become all too real with this heart worse than any enemy you imagined – deceitful and desperately wicked – you have not the space or quietude of mind for even to think much less make a right decision as to how to proceed to quell the same or which way to turn for help, and at the last fall to your knees and accept defeat and wait for the sword to remove more than your hat and scalp, but your entire noggin a’cloggin’ your own thoughts and ability to reason. It is at this moment that you realize you’re in a position optimal for prayer offered in complete submission to Another’s Will. Why not make that the Will of the Omnipotent Who will not decide for you the path or way you may choose, but unveil before your now starting to be believing eyes, the Only Way to go. You arise slowly, eyes full over of grateful tears, blurred vision, may as well have been blind as a bat a moment before, your limbs are sapped of strength to stand but possess sufficient strength to stand, and that much you do, not in and of yourself, nor in that scant measure of strength, but in the L-RD, Whom you have finally realized is with you and would never leave you nor forsake you, no matter how long you must make this stand (Romans 14:4; Ephesians 6:11-13; Revelation 6:17), the end result will be the first step, followed by another and as many as may be necessary for your pilgrimage on earth, but as was not yours beforetime, now is with you an otherworldly confidence in something other than yourself of which you may be sure and certain. You have no idea how you came to possess this Gift undeserved and less notion as to how you may have arrived at this moment in time, yet and nevertheless, there has been an inexplicable change in, all around and within you and the only anxiety left you is just how you may thank the One who has blessed you, healed you, and gifted you with the wherewithal to take the first and most important steps in a newness of life you don’t recall asking for and probably never will be fully conscious of. It came from a cry so deeply buried in your soul of souls you didn’t and still aren’t sure of the reality of which feels as though a passing case of delirium. All you know is that nothing is the same as it was just a short while ago when you were prepared to loose everything and had not a clue as to what to do concerning anything. But after the first step becomes the second and so forth, the answers all come flowing to you from a realm you had no idea existed and aren’t completely sure you may trust in now, wretched man that you may be! Trust you must, for faith is all and doubt is death! For this is the most real experience you have felt in your entire life and everything leading up to or which may follow after will never again match the sensation you are now convinced is the Power of Super Natural Wisdom’s guiding Spirit and Light within you, or describe It as you might, your language and knowledge thereof lack all descriptive fitting. Scramble about and find a Bible, open It to a random page and read what first captures your eye’s attention scanning and you will no doubt find the exact, perfect and most fitting explanation and passage for the moment now past in your new life’s journey and receive confirmation of what may be your first revelation divined as to what to do next, which way to turn or not to and go forward realizing the ultimate roadmap to Zion is in your hands, revealing why and wherefore and with what newly discovered freedom, for the which you feel as if to burst into a puddle of tears for joy – the most sincere epiphany you’ll ever experience and which came out of nowhere but is now described in unerring black and white (sometimes red) a perfectly fitting Word alive describing to you just what that inner cry you still aren’t sure of the reality of desired to hear and more besides, a perfect omnipotent description of what and why the next thing you must do is in the same text and in following through with, you receive new Sense and intelligence and this is only the beginning! Your last experience in the Way that leads to Everlasting Life will completely eclipse and outdo this moment you cherish as gold and there is only evermore treasure to gather up and take with you along the Way, though you’ll need no baggage, luggage, vault or safe to store it in. Rest assured.
“Then leave complaints; fools only strive
To make a great and honest hive…
Without great vices, is a vain
Eutopia seated in the brain.
Fraud, luxury, and pride must live,
While we this benefit receive…
Do we not owe the growth of wine
To the shabby crooked vine…
So vice is beneficial found;
Nay, where the people would be great,
‘Tis necessary to the state…
Bare virtue can make nations live
In splendor; they, that would revive
A golden age, must be as free,
For vices as for honesty.”
Alas! Where great enjoyments are to be had and great experiences and gifts bestowed. new worlds opened up, otherness persists and indeed must, yet all pass times and enjoyments you may have had interest in before, no longer excite in you the same zeal. Friends and family may seem more faulty, less reliable and tend to disappoint more often; desires you had to do things you no longer find pleasure in will no longer profit and you realize with no a little embarrassment never did or would have. The world itself ceases to excite in you anything quite like or as much as the magical realm of Spirit and Torah/Scripture inspirational living may. You’ve reached the crossroads in a war you knew instinctively as a child, even before you were born, that you knew someday you would have to wage in earnest against the enemies of your Creator by someh0w using all your newly found abilities, faith and revelations to convert others by bright example and winning attitude otherworldly. The victory is not yours to boast of and you know that and accept the same as insignificant in comparison to what HaShem may do in and through you. L’Chaim!
“The sublime is something whose very conception demonstrates a mental capacity that surpasses the reach of the senses, in that its apprehension embodies the idea of infinity. It is the product not of sensation but of reason, because reason inevitably enters in through its commitment to an absolute totality independent of the sense, thereby inducing a feeling of the unattainability of its plea via the imagination. We deem sublime such things as the starry heavens, the vast oceans, man’s free powers of judgment, and the ideal it’s known for – all viewed as idealizations that transcend any serious involvement and reflective power of mind to soar above the serious level through an involvement with rational principles.” Kant’s Starry Heaven
And you will find that your friends and family are a greater burden, nuisance and obstacle than your worst enemy simply because they are ignorant of the Way or Torah Lifestyle available to them, preferring ignorance and list to remain so blinded by their own ego and pride.
They may be able to understand and even appreciate the change in you and may esteem you as having done something well or good for yourself, but they will not be able to relate and will soon shun you or you they, as a consequence. (Shrug of Atlas Proportions).
Never fear, treat them as you would to be treated, in the new Way in which you have come to appreciate all, pray for them, in no-wise judge them; just know when to embrace and when not to. You may find yourself most oft desiring solitude and time alone, and such is fine, in small doses. But do not abandon the world or community in which you reside, because your presence is more important now than ever before. Those who sit, labor, wake and sleep and walk in darkness at noon-day need you now more ever were or may be, depending on you and more so on the Light in you than upon the light of the sun, moon, stars, or of mankind’s inventing.
“Walk slow, talk low, and don’t say too much.” You may even be call to be a silent, idle witness (Mormon 3:16). Nevertheless, do as much as you possibly may while you have the strength, means and opportunity to do anything at all for them by Him in you, as long as you have any being.
Life around you will not really change. Perhaps, on the surface it may, but mostly in an embarrassed effort to hide its true nature and hunger. Hence it is written, “Look busy, Jesus is coming.’ The world does not hunger and thirst after righteousness and he who would have justice and equity for his personal manna, mantel and mantra must be prepared to be harassed, inconvenienced and subjected to the highs and lows, ‘ups and downs’ as a devoted life will gain you. “If the world hate you…Etc.”
The world does not hate God for no good reason, though the devil may. The world or Creation knows not but the irritation in progress forbidden it (Creation was subject to futility in hope), and the price of going forward by lapsing backward all the way to nowhere and back again, or running in circles, loop de loop, in futility and madness, anger, animosity, pollution, frustrations and fights never ceasing, within or without, all for naught, in whose context the only form of ‘peace’ we experience is that which sinful living seems to offer and afford and leaves those who seek it cut off in the worst of situations and ill-circumstance with no way out, and not much consolation in the meanwhile, muddling through the mire. It is a tragic fracas turned melee after dark always, where nothing is secure and no place safe, much less pleasant for to fill our probationary days with usefulness and redeeming acts of kindness and charity performed without opposition. In spite we unite. And you’ll have to forgive the world much for its lawless, unkind, idiotic, irritating and senseless behaviors too many, much and often. No one at all is free to pursue happiness and there is little freedom and none real peace in a resting place prepared for anyone – believers or unbelievers – because all are hardened against the Spirit of Liberty, Grace, Supplication and the Wisdom that makes wise unto everlasting consolation and satisfaction in all experiences and contests of living, dying, striving and despairing at the last. The head of the world’s family wants all members to know what life in prison feels like and when he has you, you won’t be granted the right to choose death by execution, no matter how heinous the crime committed may be. Lifer’s enjoy life in prison! It is full of benefits no freeman enjoys, no sane person would want but which criminally insane persons thrive upon. And the saddest part about all this is the reality is designed and perpetuated by heads of the Christian Right so-called, for the most part, who hate God. They are completely unable to judge themselves so as not to be judged of others as well as being judgmental of all. Education so-called has permitted the most vile of derelicts and bastards to rise in prominence and position among courts and the justice system, political spectrum and prison investment sector more criminal than the outcome of crimes that led to it. Gentile charity is always false and the self rules out every divine precept and promise and decree as insufficient in and of themselves to create a better Way, especially if the same be in anywise beneficial to the sons of men. The fathers so-called having awakened from a sleep and stupor pestilential, persecute the sons and vice versa. And you do not want to know what the mothers and daughters do to or with one another.
All is an ungrateful and hateful round of blood touching blood and oy gevalt! Life on death row is the status quo of the day and the fashion thereof.
Because the whore of all the world turns judgment into wormwood, she takes all comers and takers, while pretending to tolerate the most base of human/animal kinds, no matter what breed, color, race, creed, religion or pagan fantasy and desire unclean; it’s a free-for-all hemmed in by treachery, betrayal, abuse of law and hateful persecution of any who want to live a life godly in Christ Jesus.
Doctrine and Covenants 6:9 Say nothing but repentance unto this generation.
Believers so-called, and the accursed persist only because of a grudge match with Christ and God. They do not want Him or anything to do with His Way. For Centuries they have been refusing to do as He instructs and commands them to do so that they might receive and renew the Kingdom and Temple. They have gone astray for so long, they don’t even know what a Kingdom ought to look or feel like. All they know is bullshit and how it works; how to lie, cheat and steal whatever God would have given them in abundance if they had asked in Faith as commanded and believed in He through Whom they must receive every blessing and deal with every cursing or forsake Him altogether to become part of the curse everlasting.
Jews never experience this frustration unless conned by Gentiles into errors of assimilation. True Jews live a life rooted in Torah, which is the Tree of Life and mostly agree with Jesus and appreciate him for who he is rather than turn or make and knock him for what he is not as Gentiles do to their own condemnation. Whatever sells swells Gentile members. And though Jewish treachery may seem as deep, they are not God’s enemy and are in Covenant agreement with the Way/Torah. And this is confessing that Jesus is the Christ without saying a word.
“Toward Permanent Peace – If it is a duty to realize the condition of the public right, even if only in approximation by unending progress, and if there is also a well-founded hope of this, then the perpetual peace that follows upon what have till now been falsely called peace treaties (strictly speaking) is no empty idea but a task that, gradually solved, comes steadily closer to its goal (since the times during which equal progress takes place will, we hope, become always shorter)…The theoretical proposition that morality is superior to politics rises infinitely above all objections and is in fact the indispensable condition of all [appropriately conducted] politics.” ~Kant’s Peaceful Vision
In Heaven all is perfect, blissful peace and life eternal invokes every thought and deed’s realization, and if there exists anything even remotely like anxiety or worry there, it is over the souls of children on earth being lost and destroyed of their own free will and choice! A statement none may truly and fully comprehend as God may the deepest sorrow extant.
In hell there is nothing but perhaps and incessant torment in waiting to be destroyed body and soul – never again to be or not to be. The ultimate loss for the ultimate folly and the devil ruefully proclaims, “By Golly! Who or what do you suppose is behind that?!” ‘Tis not funny, of course, but you’ll have to forgive the devil his ‘may care,’ as he too lingers in his misery, awaiting his own destruction, yet enjoying every minute of his evil dealing with the sons of men, once gods…but now of none or little reputation nor worth, being esteemed as dross or worse, whatever’s worse…
No, this earthly life is so much more the greater experience and opportunity golden, chance collective at Redemption, if we receive correction from God. This is where the best of all Dreams may come true, take upon it flesh and blood and know what it is to be of saving value to all, to love, care for and save souls and make the everyman’s experience the most worthy of all imaginable and indeed come to our graves in honor, laid to rest with the happy thought that we have done and played part in the Greatest of all contests – to have participated in knowing all souls are safe and sound in HaShem’s keeping and indeed saved thanks to the merit of Our Messiah, Y’shua HaMashiach or Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of Grace and Truth – signifying the importance of everything.
“When you have eliminated all other possibilities, that which remains, however unlikely, must be the truth.” ~Sherlock Holmes
“Everyone in the audience is an idiot, but taken together, they’re a genius. ” ~Billy Wilder
“,,,and the individual is dominated by the moral [or immoral] reality greater than himself, namely, collective reality…”
“The complexity of human desire.” is really not as complex as we make them out to be, in order to hate our human commonalities such as selfishness, deceitfulness, presumption, impudence, ill=will multiplied by the seven deadly sins. “We not only want what we wish for, but we also want our wishes to be realized on our own terms.” The most lucky of humans doesn’t realize or recognize when he is “well off, and that improving this or that aspect of our condition is something that can be realized only at the price of accepting the changes that exact a more than proportionate price.” (a few sentences worked in come from W.W. Jacob’s The Monkey’s Paw). -Associated Guilt/Shame.
“The imperfectability of the natural universe is an inevitable aspect of its mutuality, its physical embodiment.” ~Plato
“But could it not the amount of human suffering that there is in the world be reduced?”~W.W. Jacob’s The Monkey’s Paw). At what cost? What if the only cost is a correction of intent and the rejection of, or at least subduing of self-will, so as to make it or bring it in line with the people’s cause under God? – Associated Glory
“If a putative proposition satisfy this principle [of observational verifiability] and is not a [mere] tautology, then I hold that it is metaphysical, and then being metaphysical it is neither true nor false but literally senseless.” Ayer’s Nonsense = Associated Gullibility
“There are scholarly men to whom the history of philosophy (both ancient and modern) is philosophy itself….Such men must wait till those who endeavor to draw from the fountain of reason have completed their work; it will then be the turn of these scholars to inform the world of what has been done. Unfortunately, nothing can be said which, in their opinion, has not been said before, and truly the same prophecy applies to all future time.” Kant’s Reorientation
Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
“The history of the world is nothing other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom [or captivity].” Hegel’s Reality
HaShem can prove and give people leaders who would make the very best of decisions for the people’s welfare, prosperity and happiness, and still the people may end up lawless, stupid, ungrateful and presumptuous as ever. He may give them a king they know they deserve and want, often inclined toward the Saul who would rule harshly, stupidly, lawlessly, etc., because he is most like the people and knows they are for the greater part carnal, sensual and devilish. But even the L-RD regrets having chosen one unsuitable for ‘king’ – that is why he gave us the Torah and King David and Solomon who learned how to and more importantly, how not to be leaders by studying Torah. It is the best of all Guides in all circumstances most common and regal. There is no higher attainment to be had, no greater mastery in all of Creation than living as the Torah predicates. Paul was incorrect in surmising that the Torah was made for the Law breaker and otherwise minded souls in need of correction who reject Torah. Indeed, a wicked person gives no thought the Law, cannot keep It and will not be reproved thereby. It is a Spiritual Law for all who wish to live a life Holy unto God, separate from sinners, making fellow citizens, friends, family and neighbors we may trust, distinct from all who are not to be trusted. Paul was always encouraging Gentiles to think themselves a law unto themselves, and indeed, perfect purity may be so, but that purity is tainted as soon as it enters the world because of sin and being brought forth in sin by sin. Without Torah as a Guide, every soul soon becomes part of the melting pot and distinctions, traditions, culture, religious rites, etc., cannot long hold the people together in Unity. Love may keep us together, as the song goes, but when it turns from the Law it becomes insensitive to holiness, disregards the fear of the L-RD and becomes dumb unto cold indifference which begets hate, perverting the Love it once knew by every day deeds and thoughts into the vilest of affections that spread as contagion. This is why, in the days ancient the L-RD warned the priests about imputing or revealing Holiness and Holy things to the people lest they die. As soon as anyone approaches God with anything less than awe struck fear and wonder, respect and admiration etc., they die spiritually according to the Law. Reaching far from the point but through the growth of the same, when children loose respect for their parents, their parents are as dead to them, and in many cases they may be better off – but having delinquent parents does not annul the Law to honor them as long as you live. For whether you are a parent or a child, it is the Law that matters and family only in connection with the Same. If your entire family be vile, lawless untouchably unclean vessels of dishonor, it does not change your obligation to the Law and your relation to them in the L-RD. It is a merit worthy act to show due reverence for parents who have become contemptible, blasphemous sinners of the worst sort in God’s sight. Who knows whether they will find space for repentance and be saved. That is what the Law is for – Atonement and reconciliation.
Isaiah 31:6-7 Turn ye, turn ye unto the L-RD, from Whom you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel.For in that day every man will cast away his silver idols and his gold idols, which your sinful hands have made for you as a sin.
The real tragedy of apostasy is not the spitting in God’s Face, turning our backs to Him and becoming evil; resorting to selfish means and reasoning with false weights and balances or measures, working treachery always and being heartless, unreasonable beasts of ingratitude and heavily burdening Him with our petty ways. No, the real tragedy and loss we experience is infinitely more deeply cutting and grievous to be borne than crucifixion; wounding ourselves and experienced as a disappointment we shall never be able to recover or make good for the lost years of. For Centuries have passed in the most wicked sort of denial and aimless treachery that seeks not but to injure others in a most selfish fashion. And even as we seek to establish this Curse as the norm experienced by all, we do further insult and injury to our Creator by claiming to have succeeded in obtaining happiness and a meaningful life without Him nor any knowledge of Him and His Ways.
The real tragedy, therefore, is in the realization that Zion is fled, the Dream is dead and we have not shed a tear over Her, but barely sighed and stumbled on in our journey to Perdition with all the sons of Hell as our guides blind and none time nor chance (as we would have it!) to think about much less mourn over our mutual loss and sin unforgivable. Either in Heaven or Hell exists no opportunity quite like that which we ‘earthlings’ take for granted and despise by all outward show and destroy instead and as I surmise we never will take advantage of because ‘we break all bounds,’ care for nothing of lasting worth or meaningfulness, work for fire and come to our graves in ignominy after years in agony thanks to the care of our earthly family.
“Something there is that does not love a wall.” (From Mending Wall by Robert Frost)
The Cricketer Vs. The Good Man
“…moral grade effects the whole of one’s life and social intercourse – a low grade in this makes other high grade unimportant.” Urmsome’s Apples
One good apple saves a cartload.
“Personality traits are an individual’s typical responses to surrounding domestic, cultural or educational circumstances. Character is the combination of traits, qualities, and abilities that make up what sort of person an individual is.
“One ray of the glory of God, one gleam of the purity of Christ, penetrating the soul, makes every spot of defilement painfully distinct, and lays bare the deformity and defects of the human character. It makes apparent the unhallowed desires, the infidelity of the heart, the impurity of the lips.” E.G. White
If Jonas was dissatisfied with God’s Way of judging people, how much more those people whom Jonas wished He would judge and destroy? To some extent, their repentance must have been real. But did it last? Obviously not. Why? They did not understand great plan of happiness and sunk still in misery; soon became evil again. Out of the frying pan into the fire. They still sought happiness in doing iniquity and sin. They had no appreciation of Torah.
Alma 42:8,16 Now behold, it was not expedient that man should be reclaimed from this temporal death, for that would destroy the great plan of happiness. Now, repentance could not come unto men except there were a punishment, which also was eternal as the life of the soul should be, affixed opposite to the plan of happiness, which was as eternal also as the life of the soul.
The great plan of happiness better understood:
1 Nephi 17: 41b ..and the labor which they had to perform was to look; and because of the simpleness of the way, or the easiness of it, there were many who perished.
“It was in the autumn of 1826. I was in a dull state of nerves…the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism usually are; then smitten by their first ‘conviction of sin.’ In this frame of mind it occurred to me to put the question directly to myself; ‘Suppose that all your objects in life were realized; that all the changes in institutions and opinions which you are looking forward to could be completely effected at this very instant; would this be a great joy and happiness to you?’ And an irrepressible self-consciousness distinctly answered, ‘No!’ At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. I seemed to have nothing left to live for. I never, indeed, wavered in the conviction that happiness is the test of all rules of conduct; and the end of life. But I now thought that this end was only to be attained by not making it the direct end. Those only are happy (I thought) who have their mind fixed on something other than their own happiness; on the happiness of others; on the improvement of mankind; even on some art of pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way. The enjoyments of life (such as was now my theory) are sufficient to make it a pleasant thing, when they are taken en passant, without being made the principal object. Once make them so, and they are immediately felt to be insufficient. They will not bear a scrutinizing examination. Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat, not happiness, but something external to it, as the purpose of life.” ~J.S, Mill’s Epiphany
“Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.” Sonnet 129
The Key to happiness is Torah, however else you may wish to describe It or label It, It is a Way hidden and strait and narrow is the entrance, but the Way of It is blissful in and of Itself and ever-living and giving the life a jubilant meaning and reward to look forward to, new every day. The reward for mitzvoth is mitzvoth, the reward for transgression is transgression, etc. Love for Torah creates love for life and an understanding, wise heart, without which we become foolish, wayward and eventually hardened toward all goodness and happiness authentic.
Only to Christians does God cease to be God, because they deny the Way of Torah and trample upon holiness and the Messiah and yet sell their own religions, epiphanies, desires, ideas and revelations so-called, supposedly based upon him, as faith. But their faith is in themselves and their strength is their own. God has never worked in them. They consider their own effort and righteousness sufficient and render nothing but holiday misery and mockery to Jesus and less to God. They would readily honor Buddha or Muhammad or any spiritual guru hack as they might the Christ.
Thus we see that the devil’s plan was a very convoluted and subtle plan indeed (Alma 12:4).
“Now, however long a time may pass, according to the eternal laws governed by the combinations of this eternal play of repetitions, all configurations that have previously existed on this earth must yet meet, attract, repulse, kiss, and corrupt each other again…And then it will happen one day that a man will be born again, just like me.” Nietzsche’s Long Run
“Ye must be born again…(John 3:7)”.
“Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
“And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic mills?
“Bring me my bow of burning gold:
Bring me my arrows of desire:
Bring me my spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire.
“I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In New England’s green and pleasant land.”
~Jerusalem – by William Blake
Those who out of misery and malice of their own making (“fools because of their own transgression are afflicted”) and those who strengthen themselves in iniquity and employ those thus strengthened, are all the same thing, and I have found, in their delusion grand, like to think of themselves as agents of wrath, like unto the “pestilence that stalks in darkness,” and spreads disease and discomfort to all they may touch or affect with ill-will that takes hold of people without their even noticing it, so that they become workers of iniquity in ignorance of the fact, and still worse actively pursue such a course to spread the contagion of disgrace, disease (‘catch my disease’). Leprosy was one such fear and disease rampant in ancient times and probably will be again in latter-days; though it be given other names and treated differently, which is the result of sin and spread by the same means of touch, taste, fornication, etc. We need to be mindful (not neurotic) of such realities and keep healthy through healthy habits and diets, as well as mindful of the fact that the wicked devise many ways of hunting the well and making them sick, feeding upon them at the last, and receiving no good or healing therefrom, but ever plagued and unwell in unbelief and sin, with a diet of death and flesh that brings leanness of soul, and as animals of prey sin the sin of the Canaanites.
A lot of these people seek and find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, etc. the more desperate of whom turn to holistic witch craft and nonsense of healing methods popular among heathen nations and charlatans of every walk of life…Even such expert medical professionals as surgeons are known to botch surgeries and do the unthinkable with such supposed diagnoses as cancer in children – the most evil and fraudulent of claims in latter-day American medical history X. Just about all agencies involved with cancer research, treatment and ‘finding a cure’ are strictly bull dung and cruel intent. The history of disease itself on a broad spectrum is misleading and only relevant and legitimate when faithful people are involved who may be trusted.
Satan’s agents delight in finding ways into places of healing and rehabilitation for the opportunity doing harm, turning a Bethel into a Lazar house, run like Catholic ‘purgatory’, which become, under their watch, disaster areas that they may feed off of and make idols gains for idol gravy trains, while wasting good opportunities for works of repentance and righteousness. The sadistic are motivated by the cravings of dogs and unclean beasts, which delight in binned road kill and blood spill they may cause to come to pass.
Law enforcement is similar but far more treacherous, violent and oppressive. And war is anything but a hero’s calling.
We The People need to make every effort to turn the tables on this unfortunate end of days scenario and way of survival of the most cunning.
Of first and greatest importance, we must stop believing and living with an ‘end of days’ mentality, stop fearing the unknown, leave the same in God’s hands, calling upon Him daily to support us in our stand against evil and corruption long suffered by We The People, who, turning our eyes away, averting our attention, went or go blind at the devil’s bidding. To live for the day unto the day the L-RD has made and let the evil thereof be sufficient for the day, tackle what we may and conquer the guilty with good works and wise prevention, that we may remain well enough to intercede and preempt for sake of a change rather than a war.
Ever since the Y2K advent, many were well prepared to make a last ditch killing by; all have been guilty of glutting like there will be no tomorrow; fearing like there was no yesterday to judge better by, and taking advantage of the same fear in others, the chaos created in times of war propaganda, decay of old values and long established norms no longer valid, violence, want, hardness of heart and rudeness of character. There are such vile entities as think oppression and fraud akin to mastery by theft strong-armed, evil-speaking or slander, and the despoilment of others to be the apex of all cunning. All one may have to do is sound stupid, ignorant and uneducated in the company of the same, harbor a stupid and vulgar sense of humor and one will find the world puts her ever-loving arms around you until you disintegrate in her clutches quite evil and pestilential, taken by your own sense of cunning and her ever abiding hunt by way of honey rather than vinegar.
People such as fit the above description need a place to go and die in their own revelries, festivities and sport. Unfortunately, many have chosen America as their arena and coliseum for far too long now and it is a bit of warfare to close such down and send packing for another homeland to find those who love this way of dying. If We The People sans sports fans hope to restore our Dream and Blessed Nation unto fulfillment, eventually We shall have to face such realities and deal with them. Not that the above mentioned drastic measure must be the outcome but perhaps something wiser and more humbling may convince the same to restore their own integrity in their sporting/hunting lifestyle turned ‘dirty rotten survivalist.’
Once more, I am convinced of only one option for providing structure and inspiration for finding and implementing such solutions as all may agree with and apply to every facet of life’s pageant, unto attaining the optimal end of each wayward notion gone far astray, in returning to self and God, in whatever way one’s God given gifts and personal inclinations may permit and Torah grant allowance fair and fetching, ennobling and enabling.
I am very tired of men presuming to ‘quit as men,’ with a dumb macho selfish sports, guns, bait and ammo mentality or lifestyle of closet homosexuals being all they may be, whilst running our nation into an early grave for the love of fortune and fame as a reward for the performance of a trained circus animal, with their moronic bestial posing, straining and pissing into the wind over every goal, touchdown, point, game, match and run scored; while an incurable case of I.B.S. hinders their backfield in motion and a mouth full of curses precedes their procession through territories none their own, yet willing and financially dependent upon hosting such mind numbing brutality of character as they may fit into an evening’s worth of commercial interrupted gameplay that lacks the heart and inspirational character the games once evoked in working class Americans now virtually put out of work and outshined and overshadowed by the giants of extra-curricular activity. But if they are worth half of what they receive as pay and benefits, they would humble themselves of their own better judgment to restore the games in their simplicity and sincerity of entertainment value.
I mean not to insult but the privilege of destroying our country yard by yard and inch by inch, should not be claimed by gents who spend evenings on playing fields dressed in pajamas turned uniforms, and bozos in bulletproof clothing protecting the perimeter of said sleep over parties as men and women ought to have outgrown in their high school years, anymore than our country is NOT endangered by some idiot killing himself softly with drugs and alcohol abuse.
I wouldn’t encourage the latter. But I would never excuse the former for the bloody havoc and desolation caused by a bunch of cowboys armed to the teeth and as stoked as a furnace with malice and ill-will in making this one of the ugliest generations to ever be abhorred of He Who would otherwise love and heal them rightly of their sin which is really no more than weakness, vanity, delusion, amplified by ill-cravings many and reasons for choosing otherwise few and diminishing every day, every hour of it gone to the dog days of summer, with holes dug up for to hide the shame and keep their treasures never safe nor worth the dig.
“Every page of this book…[substantiates] the impression that the individual is dominated by a moral reality greater than himself: namely collective reality…
The social suicide-rate can be explained only sociologically. At any given moment the moral constitution of society establishes the contingent of voluntary deaths. There is, therefore, for each people a collective force of a definite amount of energy, impelling men to self-destruction. The victim’s acts which at first seem to express only his personal temperament are really supplement and prolongation of a social condition which they express externally…The social environment is fundamentally one of common ideas, beliefs, customs and tendencies. For them to impart themselves thus to individuals, they must somehow exist independently of individuals; and this approaches the solution we suggested. For thus is implicitly acknowledged the existence of a collective inclination to suicide; from which individual inclinations are derived, and our whole problem is to know of what consists and how it acts…
The individuals making up a society change from year to year, yet the number of suicides is the same so long as the society itself does not change. The population of Paris renews itself very rapidly; yet the share of Paris in the total of French suicides remains practically the same. Although only a few years suffice to change completely the personnel of the army, the rate of military suicides varies only very slowly in a given nation. In all countries the evolution of collective life follows a given rhythm…Collective tendencies have an existence of their own; they are forces as real as cosmic forces, though of another sort: they, likewise affect the individual from without, though through other channels…Since, therefore, moral acts such as suicide are reproduced not merely with an equal but with a greater uniformity, we must likewise admit that they depend on forces external to individuals. Only, since these forces must be of a moral order and since, except for individual men, there is no other moral order of existence in the world but society, they must be social…
The productive cause of the phenomenon of the stability of suicide rates naturally escapes the observer of individuals only; for it lies outside individuals. to discover it, one must raise his point of view above individual suicides and perceive what gives them unity.”
The problem and solution lies not so much in the illicit cravings and sins of men and women as in the why and wherefore and sheer back-breaking extremity in vanity that the Grand Delusion creates and demands of all which none may survive until we all ‘escape her.’
For example, in ancient Israel, HaShem did not outlaw drinking – even to excess and health loss, but created such a society wherein, through Torah we maintained family and societal structure in the most free and compassionate way, to the ideal that if one were afflicted in and by such abuse, he would not be denied the mercy due him when dying from the same. By insisting on the Commandments keeping family rightly obligated and close-knit by the weaving into the fabric of everyday life written and oral Torah and the extension thereof through the societal norm and unity which frowned upon neighbor judging neighbor for sins as embarrassing as Noah’s but in nowise condemning or penalizing the same for sins of a personal nature. Even adultery was only judged if the husband brought his wife to the court or priesthood in jealousy and openly tried to have her condemned and put away. If Joseph, whose wife had committed no sin whatsoever in conceiving a child by the Holy Spirit, had even tried to put her away quietly, Jesus might have become a latch-key kid without any father to teach him a trade and so earn a living for himself. But let’s not dwell on the sore thumbs of our perfect savior! He might never have left the work for a greater, if he had been dramatically gifted therein! He may have had a rudimentary understanding and talent at the wood bench, or in making tents (?) but it was not his true calling, predestined, as was making sense and leading people in the Way Holy. On the other hand, he probably learned a lot about the working class and their struggles and hardships with making a living in a rapidly corrupting society and atmosphere of inequity among the ruling class. Everything happens for a reason. Very little happens according to season, except the laws of nature fulfilling their innate purposes. HaShem works within and without nature to bring about His unsearchable purposes in the salvation of mankind.
The point, however, I was getting at, is the loss of community values and connections intrinsic to flock and fold safety and welfare which are hardly ever understood and considered of first order and importance by worldly leaders and rulers. They spend all their time in ‘office’ or upon ‘thrones’ and very little in the countryside and suburb, city and small town legit, that even our erring and wayward religion afforded us with for time, times, and half a time, which could have been led in a straighter path to Kingdom Come, if such were the will of HaShem, and we had busied ourselves more with making straight the Way of the Lord, which is much different than a direct route, well mapped territory, well plumb-lined mega-city, construction and infrastructure, or GPS Atlased Nation and World and such things and inventions/devices as are really a transgression unforgivable rather than a progression of mankind’s learning. Indeed, the Way narrow and straight gate is a Way hidden within the Scroll of Torah which maketh a King’s highway in and through a wilderness, or country populated entirely of briars and thorn hedges, in the midst of which knowledge thereof may sprout an Garden of Eden in a Jungle of otherwise minded foreigners and wild things to terrible to be tenderly entreated by mercy or pity for the poor and the needy, afflicted and weary worldling of a frustrated populace gone way off track and map, cursing the day it discovered a GPS device that now lays broken in pieces under its boot, all looking on in perplexity, confusion, wonder and awe as to just how this rag-tag group of peculiarities and outcasts did achieve such unity and grace in structure and composure quite to be marveled at, when they were so few in number, seemingly weak and out-numbered on all sides, taking on all comers and takers with the ease of One man driving out a multitude in seven different directions, who had come at him in one numberless posse, through one route, none breaking rank or turning from the right hand to the left in the charge of war, being armed with naught but a Zippo lighter and a harmonica. This is Israel, these are the myriad sons of Ephraim and Manasseh, the Lion of Judah, even all the tribes, each knowing its place and function precise, though for all our sense able, they look like a chaotic pirate’s crew running in aimless circles in a desert wasteland…and yet…somehow, before your very eyes, they bring forth the foundation and capstone with triumphant shouts of ‘Grace! Grace unto It!’ and soon enough, a beautiful Temple is reared and a Family as vast as the Sea and numberless as the sand upon the shore thereof is all stretched out, each possessing differing but perfectly sensible and fitting heritages and portions as is due One in all and all for One; and they are settled in a place left forsaken and unwanted, creating a wonderful Kingdom of renown world-wide, the envy and praise of all nations, beautiful for situation and never mind, location, location , location, Its richness of Heritage is felt to the bone by all those who love Her, take pleasure in Her stones and favor the dust thereof!
Because the Foundations are Love and Fidelity, Righteousness and faithfulness, She stands strong and immovable and death itself has no power over Her inhabitants who are joined in Marriage Covenant unto the God of all Creation, HaShem of Hosts.
What tore the Temple and Kingdom down and apart, other than the absence of Her King, was the treachery and false dealing of every inhabitant throughout the land and particularly, among the priests and professed believers, called to be faithful stewards and wise men. They came to love the tithe and the portion on their plate and in their cup upon their table more than the Spiritual meat and drink of God’s Word of Life and the merits of doing justice void of hypocrisy and overreach through love and mercy never losing hope in the Faith and Charity of their nation’s countrymen, in a city compact together firmly in Unity of Purpose, Love of the True Oath and Promise never broken, enabling all with the ability to depend upon one another, working no falsehood nor pursuit of vanity; rather, in the very sincerest form of happiness a man may attain to –
Proverbs 18:24 A man who would have friends must show himself friendly.
Through humility and concentration on others before self, we achieve the Divine Directive, and gain a portion of that virtue which flowed out of the Savior in rich streams of ‘Living Water.’
We have not labored in vain, but we have cheapened the Faith with adulterous waywardness that begins in the womb with ‘planned parenthood’ and many such abominable ideations of humanism so-called that is more akin to husbandry of no account and wanting in authenticity and nobility of character in the Latter-days that We The People are to blame for – Zion’s treachery and the Daughters of Israel, Judah, etc., playing the harlot with all nations just to sate the obnoxious and insatiable appetite of a Kingdom all Belly and Zero heart. We ought to be made wise rather by the remembrances of Jacob’s Ladder-days, when faith was pure and the result a fount of all righteousness which resulted in the birth of Israel, Amen.
For this every man ought to receive not a bris, but forty minus one stripes to regain or earn for the first time citizenship in a nation so deeply betrayed as her own God has been by idolatry and treacherous abuse in misrepresentation for what amounts to four or five generations of bloody hell on too many levels to be rightly atoned for without much be sacrificed in pure submission to Our Father’s Mission the world over. ‘Rend not your garments, but your hearts!’ Feel the sting of the whip cleanse you deeply of your manifold sins, and appreciate the deep cut of the Physician’s knife which wounds in order to heal the schism in the Body One.
Jacob 2 And ye yourselves know that I have been diligent in the office of my calling; but I this day am weighed down with much more desire and anxiety for the welfare of your souls than I have hitherto been. But I can tell you concerning your thoughts, how that ye are beginning to labor in sin, which sin appeareth very abominable unto God. Yea, it grieveth my soul and causeth me to shrink with shame before the presence of my Maker, that I must testify unto you concerning the wickedness of your hearts. And also it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech concerning you, before your wives and your children, many of whose feelings are exceedingly tender and chaste and delicate before God, which thing is pleasing unto God; And it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the pleasing word of God, yea, the word which healeth the wounded soul. Wherefore, it burdeneth my soul that I should be constrained, because of the strict commandment which I have received from God, to admonish you according to your crimes, to enlarge the wounds of those who are already wounded, instead of consoling and healing their wounds; and those who have not been wounded, instead of feasting upon the pleasing word of God have daggers placed to pierce their souls and wound their delicate minds. But, notwithstanding the greatness of the task, I must do according to the strict commands of God, and tell you concerning your wickedness and abominations, in the presence of the pure in heart, and the broken heart, and under the glance of the piercing eye of the Almighty God.
We have done ourselves such unforgivable wrongs, we ought rightly to never be forgiven nor ‘saved.’ But even now He is calling after us unworthy creatures and offering us such a Free Gift as Angels are not able to receive and rejoice over as we may. What manner of love is this?! What condescending almighty compassion?! We have done unspeakably evil deeds to our own flesh and blood as is inconceivable for the lowliest of animals on earth to commit against its own offspring! And the creature would never have known such corruption if not for We The People being an unworthy collection of spots and blemishes, wearing dung-eating grins of defiance and carrying in our heart of hearts the very vilest hatred extant for he who laid down his life to cleanse us of these sins. And what do we do with our only son given for sin? Go to the ends of space and back again in order to gain the opportunity never to be forgiven of deceiving him and his children, leading them falsely with our song into partaking and associating themselves, even committing our worst sins in like manner or not, if only we could lead them into such temptations as only devils glory in! An impossibility, of course, for He who is love, but we can snare his children, mar his person as we wish and crucify him afresh as many times as we hunger to afflict and pain the innocent with our own sins, and yet, he never stops loving us from a pure heart; we all ought to have a part in and cherish within ourselves.
We have been so grandly deluded we don’t even recognize Zion and the pleasant land called America the Beautiful and the Blessed, a once immaculate heritage envied of all the world, now a byword and a hissing among the nations who have discovered Her skirts and mock Her. And this land was not only given us but our children and children’s children, had they been born at all to freedom as long as the heavens are above the earth.
Doctrine and Covenants 84:56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.
All of life’s rich meaning, Heaven’s treasures within and the Beauty of Creation without Divinely bestowed upon us all as a Gift from Its Creator! Think of It!
Stand aghast at the sin of the ‘great forsaking,’ but rather than lay in sackcloth and ashes, let everyone put on the armor of the L-RD and in dignity and truth pursue integrity lost and honor betrayed, liberty forsook and Country despoiled and realize your duty before it be everlastingly too late!
Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the L-RD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
This is why people turn to drugs and alcohol abuse – not because they are reckless, suicidal or addicted, but because the opportunity to live and choose otherwise does not exist. And all those who lie in wait for sin, in sin, are glutting themselves on people looking for nothing more or less than an escape from a reality more absurd than a drunken man wallowing in his own vomit and waste. HaShem never insulted His people with the idea or command to ‘drink responsibly’ coupled with the psychological thought process destroying nonsense of recovery and rehabilitative detox concentration camps or cigarette and coffee swilling pity parties of intervention and A.A. meetings, etc. And although He does speak well of the virtues of sobriety and abstinence or denying ourselves for the sake of remembering Him, and maintains its absolute necessity in serving in the Holy Place; He otherwise does not upbraid His people for enjoying whatsoever their heart desires (Deuteronomy 12). Anyone and everyone knows the benefit and drawbacks of either/or, sobriety/fasting or imbibing/indulging and the thing that creates alcoholics and drug addicts, is a trick of the mind, encouraged of society ruthless – a representation of things as they are not, a pig and dog game of insult and back at you. Learning, in many cases, defiles the body and mind more than any drug or alcohol may and the affects of what you may be taught as life lessons and their affects do not wear off as we sober up. The options the experts so-called in the world provide for avoidance and overcoming are not in tune with Wisdom. Give your free will back to yourself. Be the Master of your passions – become perfect if you wish, the sky is still the limit, but know that in Hell’s deepest cavern, you are not left alone or forsaken of God so much as the world would make you believe or feel and not regarded with the same mean insult and contempt of your ignorance or even innocence as humanity has for its own, and will trap you permanently in. No one, no matter what the claim to authority or education superior has the right to decide for another between life and death, blessing and cursing, but know that as soon as anyone presumes to do so, they are breaking the Law, and I don’t mean such laws as the peace-keeper should have the obligation to uphold for the sake of peace and security due one and all, but the agreement in perfidy to make such laws and pass down such sentences as condemn the whole system and are all wormwood and corruption from head to tail, through and through a body politic rotten with none justice or regard for mercy and sane intelligent reasoning among freemen or those who claim to be such. And by sanity, I mean clear spiritual insight beyond gainsay, which cannot be had from the world and none of man’s knowledge may overrule or negate unless they break the Law and sin an unforgivable sin against God, the Holy Spirit and their fellow man, by trying to play God and make decisions concerning His people and nation in their midst as a blessing they know nothing about and are entirely ungrateful for. All that truly matters is that we understand and perceive that His Will is done and His Word comes to pass. This is the mark of success or failure.
John 19:11 “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
It is the one who sins who shall die for it, and so we ought to pity quite sincerely the governor and judge upon the bench who die countless deaths every day.
When you read the Word, discover what sin is with your heart and not your mind. HaShem can raise the dead, why therefore will you die, O house of Israel?
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
“Hay is for horses, better for cows, pigs don’t eat it, cause they don’t know how…” ~Anonymous
“The Savior presents to us something higher to toil for than merely what we shall eat and drink, and wherewithal we shall be clothed. Eating, drinking, and dressing are carried to such excess that they become crimes. They are among the marked sins of the last days, and constitute a sign of HaShem’s Final Act. Time, money, and strength, which belongs to the Lord; but which He has entrusted to us, are wasted in superfluities of dress and luxuries for the perverted appetite, which lessen vitality, and bring suffering and decay. It is impossible to present our bodies a living sacrifice to God when we continually fill them with corruption and disease by our own sinful indulgence. Knowledge must be gained in regard to how to eat and drink and dress so as to preserve health. Sickness is the result of violating nature’s law. Our first duty, one which we owe to God, to ourselves, and to our fellow men, is to obey the laws of God.
“One of the surest hindrances to the recovery of the sick is the centering of attention upon themselves. Many invalids feel that everyone should give them sympathy and help, when what they need is to have their attention turned away from themselves to think of and care for others.
“Often prayer is solicited for the afflicted, the sorrowful, the discouraged, and this is right. We should pray that God will shed light into the darkened mind, and comfort the sorrowful heart. But God answers prayer for those who place themselves in the channel of His blessings. While we offer prayer for those sorrowful ones, we should encourage them to try to help those more needy than themselves. The darkness will be dispelled from their own hearts as they try to help others. As we seek to comfort others with the comfort wherewith we are comforted, the blessing comes back to us.”
“There is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.”—Jeremiah 49:23
“Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.
“O, well for the fisherman’s boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O, well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay!
“And the stately ships go on
To their haven under the hill;
But O for the touch of a vanish’d hand,
And the sound of a voice that is still!
“Break, break, break
At the foot of thy crags, O Sea!
But the tender grace of a day that is dead
Will never come back to me.”
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson