(This is another Hometown AOL page I made back in 2004 or before that I searched for the other day in my files…I don’t recall if it is in its complete form and I added to it here…It made much sense to me at the time of writing and still does, and probably always will. I should really like to see it in its original form, so please keeping asking AOL to bring back Hometown and all of AOLers original works therein. Thanks.)
Rom 13:3-4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of G-d to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of G-d, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
What I consider to be unforgivable about the current struggle our country and people are dealing with, is that, the brethren of the ‘Left’ mindset have sided with the enemy of the Whole in order to betray and beat by any means necessary those who wish them no real harm, their brethren of the ‘Right’- Exceptions on both sides being taken into consideration. Rather than humble themselves and heal and strengthen the Whole. The aggressive stance they have forced the ‘Right’ to take is warranted and holy.
It is written “Weeds grow apace, and It all comes out in the wash…”
The enemy of all is the reason for the ‘Left’s’ downfall, which they become and glory in rather than try to save some form of dignity and honor for future generations, they have become completely, blindly and cowardly vengeful toward a mostly imagined and self materialized enemy. They force more criminal seeming action to be taken by the ‘Right’ and then cry bloody murder when this action is taken on the Whole’s behalf. It’s so cowardly it’s sickening and unnatural.
The ‘Right’ established this Nation without the help of the ‘Left.’ And they did more than welcome the ‘Left.’ Through wise council, we established a government that made possible the ‘Left’s’ freedom of expression, religion, and pursuit of ‘happiness’ or whatever the ‘Left’ sees fit to desire. The ‘Left’ for its part, acted like the spoiled children they wished to be and perverted, mocked and tore down whenever possible this structure of Liberty and Justice for all and then cried foul or farce and enthroned a new ‘enlightenment’ dependent upon vice and degradation which they call humanity, art, culture and education, but which resembles, pornography, prostitution, drugs and thugs, and street smarts.
Boasting and posturing are carnal reactions to fear.
Feigned goodness is worse than evil.
Prompted by Metallica’s Creeping Death:
So let it be written…
So let it be done…
I’m sent here by the Chosen One…
So let it be written…
So let it be true…
I’m sent here by the Chosen Jew…
Live by My Will,
I strive across this chosen land,
Saving first born man.
Live by My Will,
I strive across this chosen land,
Saving first born man.
I’m Striving Life.
Been thinking a lot about this over the past few years; trying to see some way of reconciliation between brothers who are worlds apart.
The black sheep…
There’s a poem from the book Nobody’s Fool that comes to mind.
“Here’s to you as good as you are,
And here’s to me as bad as I am
But as good as you are,
And as bad as I am,
I’m as good as you are,
As bad as I am…”
The reasons Cain, Esau/Edom etc., were not chosen is not because Abel or Jacob and their ilk were any better, stronger, braver, or wiser but that they chose G-d and to love their brother in righteousness and care for him. Cain or Esau seem to have gotten the wrong message from correction, and transfer this frustration/rage onto their brother whom they try to control, abase, humiliate and eventually kill all to prove themselves worthy of caring for their brother-wishing to be in charge. Dominate, which is the way of the Beast. I was thinking of how someone said to me that Esau was not clever but honest or something, and I think his mistake is honest, but it is a mistake/error nonetheless and an eventual falsehood, which leads him to become a son of perdition. And realizing this by witnessing Jacob’s or Abel’s blessings and freedom only help redouble his rage. “Humanity’s” idea of strength and bravery/courage was forever marred by Cain’s disobedience. The collective consciousness of man forever retarded and warped and built or raised (raising Cain) in unhealthy fear, becoming that fear rather than overcoming it. Jacob, Abel, etc. care about their brother’s soul and health. Cain/Esau was guilty of sin and may have taken it to the point of being guilty of an eternal sin, and thus on their way to being soulless, or at least soul-marred…
The life of a hunter/defender is hard. To accept gifts or care from a brother who never has to fight or kill for what he receives in life must seem alien, wrong, and even deceptive. Cain and Esau had to be cunning, but not necessarily wise. Cain’s choice was one no one in their right mind would have made. His murderous rage seems justified. And indeed, it may have become so over time. Abel/Israel cannot escape judgment either.
Both Abel and Esau are under the Law. Christ’s Advent screws up everyone involved; there are no longer any defining parties. Everybody’s wrong, and G-d only is True. Thus only those who come to the Cross with bent knee are made Right. An option Edom cannot or will not submit to. Because Christ crucified does not justify Edom. Only Edom crucified will justify Edom.
Lev 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
Pro 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
That’s the clincher, why should either one, Edom or Israel imagine themselves wrong? Because G-d told them they were wrong. Now how can they be made right? faith upon the Cross. Israel would of course jump at the chance to submit and be made Right in his Maker’s Eyes. Edom may over time, but not right away. Edom needs more. He knows he’s wrong, and maybe does not want to be let off the hook. Why can’t he be crucified? Because, first of all, he would never submit as Y’shua did, and secondly G-d would not allow anyone to take His place, steal His Glory. Edom, with the spirit of Satan running through his veins, cannot be realized.
And that is the bull-headed spirit of America.
The heartbeat of America is an Edomite heart. However, the Life of America is the blood of Christ and Abel.
One cannot grow strong in a healthy way in this country, and the hard part to face is that it is not Edom’s fault any longer but often Israel’s. Israel has failed to be obedient. Edom never wanted to be obedient and the only thing that makes him obedient is Israel’s obedience. This is why judgment begins in the House of the L-RD. And this is the reason Y’shua had to do what he did for the whole. And the reason we are not to mention the “burden of the L-rd.”
The Edomites believe they hold all the cards because they are willing to break the law in a lawless world. Might makes right. But they still can’t and will never be victorious nor know fulfillment until they really submit and love their brethren, Israel. What Israel is up against is a bitch and a bastard who are in agreement, while Israel in defending his enemy and brethren of Edom is knowing more division within himself and his own, which is also what holds the whole together, for G-d is not willing that any should perish.
Edom has betrayed Israel in the worst way, by entreating him as a brother and then doing what he does best, and stabbing him in the back. If Esau can’t prove Jacob to be a coward, he gets nothing out of the relationship. But Jacob’s love doesn’t permit him to fight with Esau but that doesn’t make him a coward. Esau wants his butt kicked or he wont feel justice has been served, because he knows an behind kicking is what he deserves, thus Esau is more righteous than those in Israel who betray the Truth, but not as righteous as Israel Himself. Esau is truer to Israel than many who claim to be in Israel and Israel knows this as the love of Edom.
To a hunter, Faith in Christ is an insane choice. To a Christian or Jew, the hunt is an insane choice. How do you reconcile these two without one canceling out the other?
You know, Edom’s reaction is so purely righteous it almost makes it right, and does call out Israel and require him to make a stand for that which is Right. But Israel’s reaction does not and indeed must not provoke Edom to unrighteousness. To call out Edom and a righteous reaction from within Edom, Israel must stand firm in the L-rd, which is not what Edom desires but what will ultimately fulfill Edom whether he know/admit it or not. He must overcome as surely as Israel must if all are to be saved which is the plan of Redemption/Salvation. And the way in which either party overcomes, makes them Israel and Edom, not the way in which they survive or fail to overcome, though fragments of them can be seen in these efforts. The fallen state indeed does make G-d interesting and known in many ways.
It’s very much like the relationship between Y’shua and Lucifer.
G-d made Lucifer beautiful and wise above all other angels-Illustrious.
Why should such a one as this submit to the Authority of a Lamb?
It is surprising that Lucifer, a Being of such intelligence and beauty should be or feel threatened by G-d’s choice-this Authority Figure, but not so surprising when you know the price of sin and the Power of G-d. I think more than anything Y’shua just gets on Lucifer’s nerves as much or more so than the adoration heaped upon Y’shua by other angels and men. All beings have a necessary but varying amount of pride. Sin makes pride selfish and unhealthy. Pride in G-d is pride in your true self and pride in the Whole.
What has Edomite Pride to do with G-d?
Psa 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after G-d: G-d is not in all his thoughts.
Psa 73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
Because of the Fall, we are blessed with physical bodies, the right to choose between good and evil, and the opportunity to gain eternal life. None of these privileges would have been ours had Adam and Eve remained in the Garden.
After the Fall, Eve said, “Were it not for our transgression we should never have had seed (children), and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which G-d giveth unto all the obedient.”(Moses 5:11)
The Prophet Lehi explained:
“And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen [been cut off from the presence of G-d], but he would have remained in the Garden of Eden. And all things would have remained in the same state which they were after they were created;…
“And they would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin.
“But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things.
“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.”(2Nephi 2:22-25).’
A big difference between the Bible and other spiritual texts is that other texts often placate and soothe or build up a false ego in man, while the Bible, if understood correctly, always humbles a disciple and leaves him as a servant to his fellows. Other spiritual texts teach of enlightenment, but the Bible teaches there is only One who is enlightened and He enlightens us. There is no way to be vainly striving for a self willed enlightenment through the Bible, there is only a Way and being taught to serve in Righteousness with your fellows. You cannot attain any great measure of status among your fellows unless you are willing to submit and humble yourself and become a servant. It’s a Way that could only have been intended by G-d the Father, and exemplified by G-d the Son, and imitated by True Disciples, men made gods.
When you come right down to it, all of our talents, creations, pastimes, games, ambitions, desires, etc. are really nothing more than distractions, conditioned reactions, neuroses, vanities as “The Preacher” pronounced them to be. But anything done with the Will of G-d in your our hearts and minds will bless the whole, friend or foe for generations to come.
Exd 34:5 And the L-RD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the L-RD.
And the L-RD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The L-RD, The L-RD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].