This Generation, despite the devil’s many seductions and humanity’s ill-preparedness to deal with them; the program for failure in general, with a generation of disabled, blind and lame people in tow, could conceivably go out as the generation that overcame generations of spiritual ills and rewrote its own history on different terms or its own and escape the curse of a past in delusion and apostasy, idolatry and rebellion by being tenaciously loyal to our forefathers who failed to uphold the kind of freedom President Lincoln personified; whom their sons fought, lived and died for being betrayed by the same.
There has never been a generation in which there was not a possibility of restoration.
I mention Mr Lincoln, because I believe his to be the last that tried for and failed to achieve this conspicuously unusual, extraordinary, remarkable change.
Doctrine and Covenants 3:2 2 For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.
“Anonymous saints are a source of pleasure to God, but society needs role models whose virtuous lives escape anonymity and are conspicuous, that we might learn from them “ [Meir Yehiel Ostrowiec].
“The blessing within the curse; there is no calamity that does not have a kernel of blessing concealed within it, even if it only motivates us to seek the cause of the calamity and prevent it from recurring.”
We cannot change the course of God. but we may the course of history, God’s place in that history and our reaction to His and our roles within the same context.
“The first stage is a realization that our behavior is wrong and requires a change of direction. This is “turning toward” God. The second stage is coming into the presence of God as a result of one’s new way of life, “returning to” God [Malhim].
“One who regards others compassionately, will not sin against them. One who comes to love God, will not sin against God.
“The stocktaking necessary for their restoration should include the recollection that while disobedience led to disaster, obedience will lead to success.
“The promise is perhaps intended to encourage a future generation to return to God, assuring it that the nation’s sinful past will not be held against it in any way.
“God Himself will remove the psychological impediments to whole hearted devotion.
“Sins committed secretly are known to God, and He will punish them.
Deut. 29:28” Etz Hayim Commentary
The Book of Mormon purports that this land (USA) should be a land of freedom whose enemies may have been deemed kingmen, who would have a king and destroy the government. Success therefore, if it be truly the L-RD’s Will that the United States be a land of freedom without any kingdom, would have to recognize at least the possibility of a “no kingdom,” within its borders which may very much be more of a threat to freedom than any terrorist intention of an enemy without or even that of one within.
So-called heroes, prophets, saints and role models of a white-washed society built upon lies and forceful entries and reentries would be the disobedience of a nation run hog wild, and its punishment and being held accountable would be His time of vengeance and recompense.
Judge not by appearances. “The verb ‘redeem’ is used when the avenger is a relative; ‘avenge’ when it is God or human authority and the Israelites are no longer God’s children but His servants.”Etz Hayim Commentary
Yet the households of Faith, kingdom of priests and holy men, who are only so because they admit they are shameful and unclean, but are obedient to the letter of the Law of God, praying in faith, truth and Spirit – THEY – are the kernel of blessing revealed within.
And this because they regard others compassionately and because they refuse to sin against anyone. One who comes to love God, reciprocating God’s love, will not sin against God.
This is our ‘insanity’ which the doctor’s of Disney World diagnose with all manner of bizarre belittlements of their fellowman. Because for us there can be no reality in which there is no kingdom or in which His Divinity and Kingship is not manifest.
It may be denied and warred against, but it cannot not be there, and inasmuch as we be heirs to the same Kingdom, to deny this is to deny we exist.
There is a good reason that in the town I live in, in front of the church/synagogue no one attends, there was a liberty bell that was cemented to the ground so that it may not ring.
Recently they removed it altogether. The devil is always ten steps ahead of the servants of G-d, lurking in the wings, waiting for a time to step out and accuse.
It is the United Hates celebratory bell of victory over G-d’s messenger, where we busted up freedom, parceled out bribes and caged liberty.
None of us are heroes and I wish we were free but the truth is we are in captivity of the foe and enemy of Liberty is our Captor and often the tendency within our very selves, as it has been for generations.
When a people abuse the privilege and break G-d’s law by enforcing their own, they forfeit the right to divine liberty found in lawful obedience to our Creator and the Torah and Way of freedom found therein for those who have lost the right to Liberty in Him.
Men do things they should not according to Pauline theory gone hog wild and they do so more often than they ought have right, and eventually, as I say, they bust up freedom and cage liberty and claim rights according to mad men’s whims and a villain’s abominable dream world.
Unfortunately, for the sons of G-d, this is not our world and our kingdom is not of this world, and what rights and privileges we maintain in this world must be lawfully maintained and justly distributed, and carefully shared.
When you permit even a single member of your community to go hog wild, and do violence to others, you will find, like a disease, it spreads and the end of that generation is grievous.
In an idolatrous society, pigs can gain a lot of power overnight and bribe their way to the top of the heap just as quickly as the dung hill is formed, and though they sit on a pile of stinking garbage, they count themselves royalty and buy themselves every freedom you may imagine or witness they abuse readily enough over any Internet connection. They bait with the same things they do naturally, but don’t share the same freely as they make you believe they or we may.
And the more power they purchase, the more misery they spread or inflict, but as quickly as they spread it, they claim to clean it up and that right they claim as sovereign, as royalty.
Cleaning a mess you made is not heroism; it’s barely human and as far from divine as one may get.
Pro 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Hence the genius and the madness of a commandment that the USA or Zion be a land of freedom and the almost comedic result that slavery permits and this had most often among G-d’s people than anywhere else. We KNOW the evil we do.
Isa 59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and [as for] our iniquities, we know them;
In transgressing and lying against the L-RD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the L-RD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
So shall they fear the name of the L-RD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the L-RD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the L-RD.
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the L-RD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the L=RD, from henceforth and for ever.
For a society that denies its own existence, as one of filthy dreamers, who deny a kingdom and live or more enforce a charade to obscure and “whitewash” knowledge to the contrary is in jeopardy of vanishing of its own will not to be.
Jon 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
Because open slavery, at its best, redeems men from a curse brought upon themselves through open apostasy and sin and at least provides for the stranger, widow and fatherless orphan according to a just rule and law, however absurd that may have made the “kingdom hidden” become or not, it was at least redeemable and restorative.
Civil War united both black and white for the common cause of freedom which was hard won but restored some semblance of America’s founding father’s America which was structurally opposed to the evils of government and formed only to safeguard against oppression, usurpation and dissolution and may be considered justification for the latter day civil rights movement, and the promotion of the foreigner, former slave and stranger or immigrant seeking amnesty or asylum.
Our enemy never were so much a pagan, heathen religion or foreign nation’s threat so much as our own innate tendency to oppress, enslave and degrade conquered enemies, with whom we could not or failed to uphold peace treaties.
Seven times as difficult however, may be maintaining covenantal, testimonial Liberty in a nation conquered or among strangers with whom we’ve little in common, than it may have ever been among fellowmen of like mind and spiritual affectation.
When a people turn away from God and Testimony, they gradually become rebels of their own nation and people.
Days of Awe do not transpire among a people of zero faithful observance, and scoundrels multiply according to the exact number of saints or sages inspired, sustained, and perpetuated lacking among us. I count myself as the last and I am about to be forced out of town by “lawful” eviction.
When Days of Awe do transpire because of even one observant soul, then the kingdom of God and a prophet has been among them and if they observed that much, restoration is within reach and redemption a reward possible, though as ever, Undeserved. But if unwilling to even give it place in their consciousness, means all the heirs of the kingdom must dust off their sandals and leave that place behind, and when there is no more room to run to or go to, we live as the strangers and sojourners we must be in an alien world/place.
Even so, in a country founded by loyal men of faith and constitution, we find ourselves outnumbered and overwhelmed by the majority. However, our God being with us, no matter how strange and alien our work be, we cannot but come out of any and all situations victorious, unless we betray our own faith and break covenant vows.
Punishment, loss, calamity may not be inflicted upon anyone who does not violate the terms of God’s covenant.
“Foreign nations, who would admire Israel’s wisdom if it obeys God’s laws, would recognize its folly if it disobeys.
“Advocates of idolatry are to be punished whether they are individuals, males or females, relatives or entire cities;a person, clan or tribe whose delusions would have bitter consequences.
[Even] those Jews who reject the covenant are still claimed by it and included in it. (Deut. 29:14)”Etz Hayim Commentary
Beware of the expectations of returning conquering heroes of war more than those nations which may have been conquered by them.
“Mesopotamian literature describes the effort of crossing the sea as so difficult only gods and heroes can accomplish it.”Etz Hayim Commentary
What they don’t teach you in boot camp is that the sin of Shinola is often far greater than that of shit; and knowing the difference makes all of the same.
Otherwise, we stand in our own way, and by obstructing a blessing by clinging to falsehood, and out of spite and vanity, subjugate ourselves, deny Zion’s restoration, when God is not only willing but eager to restore our fortunes, which our enemies may not snatch away through politick or legalese.
Isa 30:18 And therefore will the L-RD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the L-RD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
I am willing to bet any man living or dead $800.00 that the check they claim President Lincoln cashed for the same amount to himself before he was shot was forged after he was shot and out of envy brought into scrutiny only now, when ever now is! Our latter day Disney World on fire…
And that Israel, their enemies, their allies, etc. are making such a huge deal out of Statehood and land rights, etc., when G-d gave the entire Universe to Abraham and his descendents both literal and spiritual, what a sham and a mockery of a sham has our political and judicial world become! Den of thieves indeed! I turn away in shame, aghast and afraid to look back.
Israel is now twelve very hurting units…busted up and delirious from the war we have been through and brought upon ourselves…
HaShem help us all!
Misshapen and broken is but a token of each tribe’s sincerity, and though outspoken and vulgar, mean humility to Thee, fulfilling your word, “Shout, enlarge, come…Kingdom Come…”
“It is Finished.”