Divine Labour is enjoyable and void of self interest or ego.
Worldly work and concern, to be employed and gain recognition and self-esteem thereby marks one as a sellout and guilty.
Nevertheless, we are in the world.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Divine labour makes one effectual, helpful and of profitable use.
Worldly work makes one callous, stupid, self-serving, and ultimately abominable in mind and character.
Either may be hard or easy, but it is the result lasting that matters. Whether one bears fruit and flourishes, or becomes stagnant, decays and dies…
What ultimately took my home from me and exiled me from my friends and family, was envy.
Pro 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
I was living Torah. And enjoying much fruit and peace, though it clearly taxed me greatly to overcome enemies in my own home and cleanse the home to the same end.
My enemy is smarter than I am in worldly affairs and production…possesses no patience for G-dly living and revelation…To my enemy, every living or dead soul is a number to be counted and taxed, used up and thrown away.
The thing is, wherever I go, or wherever I am forced to go, I improve or the L-RD with me improves my surroundings and causes holiness to cleanse and work through me and those who may help me (Tehillim 54:4).
Establishing a lasting kingdom may be mean business to carnal man.
Thus my experiencing a lot of unkindness and disloyalty in recent years…Sometimes, to the contrary, it is the only way to remain loyal to a beloved friend or helpmate in times of unrest and trouble. Nevertheless, hard times to endure and well, it’s been a long and weary road at times… Our adversary is a cunning one and one we often play into the hands of, unfortunately for us.
I assure you, I do experience much unexpected kindness and trust in strange and mystifying ways in many an ally and compatriot.
I can be positively maddening and hard to be loyal to given my profession and manner of life.
I experience moments of doubt and despair and a bit of depression, but I am quick to recover and have sworn off the vomit that would revert me to dogdom, largely thanks to the same, if that makes any sense! Take heart!
I believe the future is a very pleasant one for those associated with me, but as I often compare myself with Solomon of the Bible, I am given to dismal bouts of sadness and doubt…And sometimes waiver upon the edge of self-ruin.
I have been very strong for many years however, so it comes as a bit of a surprise, whenever I am tempted or do fall backward…Pray I keep to the straight and narrow with renewed and full vigor each day, but the flesh is weak though the Spirit be willing…It is hard to be surrounded by souls with little real strength and depend upon anyone for encouragement in holiness…It’s a constant war and negotiating one’s way in a world of lies and straight out thievery with no compassion nor patience for Truth is heart wrenching and depressing.
On the Sabbath, it can be especially sad sometimes, as it was supposed to be a day to share and rest with friends and family…and because of what happened to me, I may no longer do so, or do not have the opportunity any longer… I was in no way prepared for the kind of cunning my enemy had long lay in wait to snare me with and defraud me by.
For a time I suffered no injury for it and was blissfully enjoying one of the most holy lifestyles one could hope for in a sin riddled world.
Oh, how I miss those days!
I had a friend who would visit sometimes…My family did not take part in the joy of Sabbath keeping, so I was often lonely. But not infrequently, this friend would drop in on the Sabbath to share with me; and even to interrupt at inconvenient moments was welcome. I was always glad to have the company and to drop everything or anything I was doing and entertain company and share the Sabbath with someone, even someone with little understanding of the Holy Day.
There being little and less else that could make me so effortlessly happy as the ability to share such joy..
My days of exile and solitude have been hard to bear and especially so after having enjoyed a friend’s nearness and company as often as I may have at that time. My enemy took much more than my home and abiding peace.
Oy vey! And then the walks in the wood, most often by myself, around my home! How enchanting those woods could be!
Those were the most precious times! How anyone could need more, I’ll never know.
And how anyone could so selfishly sellout my land and heritage to build inconvenient blemishes, they call homes and clutter the Holy Abode with things and invention of man….’Tis a trespass unspeakably hateful!
Indeed, may it never be forgiven! The whole time, with a burning awareness that I were shut up in an unclean prison…It is none less than the unforgivable sin.
Good reminiscences I try to concentrate upon when feeling blue, and there are so many things and moments I shared for a time! All of them worth their weight in gold!
Yet, to find the entire time, someone may have been plotting every step necessary to land me and abandon me where I am now in a bad way and cause me to abandon myself and give up is more than my heart and soul may bear sometimes.
Perhaps it is just due comeuppance for following my heart after indulgences vain rather than diligently keeping my shoulder to the plow for G-d (Lukas 9:62; Yehudim in Moshiach 10:38).
Yet, I’ll now admit before He and all, I’d gladly sacrifice the same or suffer all the loss under heaven for an single day’s enchanting passage spent enjoying a friend’s company and sharing the experience of a lifetime…The cost paid by myself and others is too high and criminal and our enemy too powerful to deal with Truthfully or Fairly…Increasingly encroaching upon what little Liberty and Spirit remains in the world, seeking to extinguish both outright.
It is what the war on terror is really about and it is felt everywhere by everyone, whether you are on the side of G-d or the devil, you are at war…It is not in some far distant land, it is right here in your backyard, seeking to steal the same from you and plant a concrete jungle in its place.
Your best friends may be your worst enemies, and your worst enemies, your best friends now. It is a confusing and disheartening time to be alive…And our sole respite, of escape through entertainment, sport, or whatever…is dissipating in real relief value, and serves us right for investing entirely too much of ourselves in these vain pursuits in the first place!
We are an unclean, unworthy, afflicted lot of beggars acting as if we deserved the respect of gods.
I had never felt so complete and satisfied as when just being with company, talking about Judaism or whatever is righteous and sharing myself unabashedly.
That is what Torah living is all about at its best.
A fool’s fool, I know! That I would so innocently believe I could, in the world, knowing the enemies of G-d are everywhere and frequently in ourselves, go on forever in some enchanted fairy tale of a Holy Life…We must! This is our calling, whether in darkness or light. Follow the Leader.
Jhn 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Nevertheless, it is true, and I will always be grateful to my friend for making a divine experience last as long as it may have.
Heaven bless us and forgive whatever sins we may have had to commit to bring the same to pass.
It has all been entirely too wonderful and may be thanks to no more than my willingness to suffer all wrongs patiently, while working faithfully through the worst of it (Kehillah in Corinth I 6:7)..
However opposed anyone’s way, spirit, and attitude may have been through any of it all, I always felt, that if they could have, they would have been subject to the same Spirit to enjoy the earnest fruits thereof, if only they could have or were at liberty to do so…Bless this surety!
I so love family and friends! There is no worse feeling than recognizing the times and instances in which they may have betrayed me and thus themselves.
I marvel at what they may have given up to gain so little of what may never last.
When what we possessed in abundance was so rich beyond measure and compare!
Perplexed and ashamed I am with covetousness, envy, and disregard. Flamboyance and egocentricity costs us all that made us unique and special to me and G-d.
Because the same certainly worked a like result in myself, and I am very glad and honoured for the association, whatever it may have lacked or cost.
Certainly, the opportunities and means are limitless, if we could only rise above the hurt and grudges formed. The differences might make the same sort of wonder work in the future and help us to somehow recapture that natural will and instinct that is Zion’s Fountain of Life. In order to protect and inspire the Remnant to flourish like we may have neglected the right to in ourselves through misunderstanding and disagreement.
And so I say, my dear friends and compatriots, let us forgive whatsoever trespasses, sins, and betrayals we may have wittingly or unwittingly done one another and unite in strength and Spirit to achieve a possible and desired end for one as for all.
Each man under his own vine and fig tree, sharing the same joy, indulging the same hope, enduring the same pains and losses, reaping the same benefit and gain unto an immortal and everlasting glory enjoyed by One as by all.
Act 2:44-47 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need.
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Let the same be said of us and we shall never be put to shame nor confounded though an host beset us united in devilry, nor all their legion oppose us in hateful guile.
Let the good times roll!
Mormon 8: 22 For the eternal purposes of the Lord shall roll on, until all his promises shall be fulfilled.
The Point is not success, but to fail well. Plan B. Shoot for “good enough” or dayenu and leave it be.
The problem seems to exist with remaining true and profitable to That which must succeed at our expense. And the I Am and any alive in Him, remind those who are not that they are not, weren’t and shall not be, except through the grace and mercy of Him Who is, was, and shall always be…So that anyone who is not a humble, penitent, wretch of a man is marked and any who are not so and found in a way and manner of life contrary to the Life lived by our Immortal Head known as well.
All the world wants you to know what it is and feels like to become a penniless, broken, worthless, hateful, schmuck of an illusionary, no account loser, and only you are able to spoil their hopes, defeat their purpose, and dash their dreams of prosperity at your expense, and more importantly His misfortune…Contrary to Paul’s proclamation (Hbr 9:26), the Christ has been upon the Cross ever since He was first crucified, in every generation, in every age, both since and before His “first coming…” There could be no reality in which a Christ Head was not existing.
Many souls, whether snared and broken themselves or not, may be on your side, but it is entirely up to you to escape the snares laid by your enemy, to overcome and become an obedient son of G-d.
This is the only real success in the entire universe to strive for. Nothing else matters.
Even the Messiah could only take His disciples so far…The rest of the journey was in their hands…And each gifted in an entirely different and unique manner in order to fulfill the same End and Way for all (Devarim 6:4-9).
The prophet may have the most important office, but is only there to warn and shew forth signs and wonders in order to help you see more rightly what your enemy’s intentions are, so that you may all the more effectively thwart the same unto a just end and godly resolution of combined Will. One must strive to do greater works than Messiah (Yochanan 14:12), if One would serve G-d and love One another.
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
And for a reward you may be entitled to no more than further persecution and affliction, hate and ridicule.
Jhn 15:17-27 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
But [this cometh to pass], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
Luk 14:25-27, 33-35 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; [but] men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
One must hate those who work to get away with things criminal and for personal advantage and acquisition, yet love thy neighbor as thyself…Thus the mess of politics and propaganda that America is.
For the Pope, becoming the Pope is of greater importance than serving G-d once he has become a Pope, exceptions notwithstanding.
So it is with keys, offices, privileges, accessories etc., in every religion, which lead to covetousness and envy…Yet where G-d makes a distinction and bestows authority and grants privilege or gift, we know it is nonesuch and a just and due reward.
To be a Jew or Christian, or to be “saved,” one may be anybody, and must become nobody in order to serve G-d in righteousness and unwavering fidelity.
Suffering want and affliction rather than affluence and worldly gifts and prosperity, invention, and solution so-called is not to be despised, but much less is having and sharing the same abundance of all things together (Yochanan 10:10).
This lingering season of discontent in many of our members always reminds me of the why and wherefore we are so enduring this season of what ought to be mostly rest.
Snow blowers, plows, trucks, cars, etc., are all of them abominable inventions created by incredibly lazy, unfaithful, impatient, foolish men.
Jhn 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Psa 99:8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
Psa 106:29 Thus they provoked [him] to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
Psa 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
Ecc 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Now, snow shoes, carriages and plows for ox or horse and donkey may be fine and just, and indeed necessary to include the creature in G-d’s Kingdom upon earth. But more to be desired is a life free of beast of burden and invention/contraption that leads astray or snares and makes dysfunctional and detrimental.
Using invention and wealth gained by the same, the Beast, or Government of men have turned the tables on a just, righteous, and divinely ordered Governing Body of Saints and Sages and manifest sons of G-d that in no way harmful serve both G-d and man.
The world may be likened unto an whore who no longer really enjoys sacred intimacy with others nor “love” authentic, makes a game of either and enjoys much more the cruel result of her wicked game, those snared and taken in her web of deceit. This empowers her. “Love” she blames for the opposite. For when she were innocent and believing, she fell prey to the same kind of depravity. She never wishes to feel that sort of want again and believes it’s a fair play now.
An stage set up by a legion of bitter roots, who may corrupt others with mesmerizing cunning and guileful misgiving.
It has been so since the beginning. It is difficult to understand and appreciate the why and wherefore, but it comes down to her being imprisoned and empowered by something very evil.
She uses lust and temptation to sin as a weapon more powerful than any ever made and judges souls according to their reaction and willingness to partake of her bad fruits and play her corrupt game, fight in her unjust war, and be enlisted in her insane legion.
It is wickedness and desperation that is to be excused in the weaker vessel but not in that which has power over her and the only just means of fighting the same, or condemning and casting out the same is the kingdom of virtues or fruits of the Spirit.
Gal 5:19-23 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Eph 6:10-20 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The whore is not free and does not wish to be so, and men of the world give her more reason to be a whore than not.
It is sad because she cannot admit to the Truth, else the same rend her asunder, and thus she cannot be helped.
She has to lie in order to survive. And in her world the same is true of every member of society. People seven times dead, exist off of a parasitic fairytale land of lies and obscene obligations. It’s a game made of life ruled by death.
An American way of life, Media, the WWW/Internet, television, radio, etc. It’s all one huge mind f*ck and criminal liaison against G-d and His children.
Eze 14:1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me. And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them? Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart,and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols; That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn [yourselves] from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations. For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself: And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD. And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel. And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh [unto him]; That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord GOD. The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver [but] their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD. If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts:[Though] these three men [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. Or [if] I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it: Though these three men [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves. Or [if] I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall [but] deliver their own souls by their righteousness. For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, [both] sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, [even] concerning all that I have brought upon it. And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.