First of all, I would like to stoop and apologize beforehand to the Honorable President Elect for a token statement made in this part II of what may be my last entry for the month of Adar, 5773; I show my weakness and ignorance, and not my strength and wisdom when I regress to insult never intended as such. It is however, only to mark the Word of God in all things, both I and thou.
Jer 46:17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.
If one misses the moment, it is gone forever.
Perhaps Mr. Obama wants nothing to do with the government as it has been mired for generations in futility and he does care about ‘we the people’ more than the government he has to work with may.
He possesses a good personal vitality, psychic energy and essential character – nefesh – a transcendent value; something that like of Torah which is meant to be passed on from parent to child.
There is a Midrash comparable to the situation he is in; that of a man who bought his son a store in a notoriously corrupt neighborhood and then blames the son for having been corrupted there.
I think Mr. Obama’s character is being corrupted in much the same way.
I believe in the current President more than many and perhaps to a fault, I don’t want anyone, never mind the Chief of Staff to miss an opportunity we may have overlooked or are unable to see, because it is hard to when vanity blinds us, and we are trying our best to see by faith and ‘play the man.’
If we don’t learn from the only true history, we most definitely repeat mistakes. But if we learn, we gain so much more than we may have ever lost or expected to gain of ourselves.
The encouragements of the churl are, all of them, evil; but the reproof of the righteous is cleansing. Walk it off and never lose your sense of humor, duty nor honor.
I thank Mr. Obama for much progress made in a nation that has been mired in arrogant bigotry of its own free will and agency compromised for too many generations.
And let me leave it at that before I sound like a whimpering dog back-sassed by the Saturday Evening Post, however much I approve of shooting from the hip.
Something’s are not a matter of opinion; they are a matter of right and wrong.
And so, likewise, “lunatic” may be considered out of line, but it is the most accurate term for what may happen to a person if he forgets his duty and character and altogether lives a life dishonorable and delusional without consideration for justice and equity well founded by former generations.
I do my own office dishonor, forgive me once more. Allow me to proceed nobly, where I have pleaded thus far to convince not without purpose.
2Ti 2:24-26 And the servant of the L-RD must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
With that being said, I should beg pardon to let the language stand as originally entered without change, for spontaneity’s and the virtue of even erring revelatory purity’s sake. Like a snow storm is not always welcome, but must be considered as much of a blessing as the Spring thaw. Consider it a slice of humble pie, that I am sure may not please the palate but will settle sweetly in the stomach after rumination’s labor and digestion’s virtue has run it’s course and all bad feelings may flow away as waste water, and separate what is necessary from what may cumber if let.
I am not one to boast of having overcome vanity myself. There remains a considerable struggle to be made by one as by all.
Nevertheless…as one of my friends recently misspoke “Vanity is a spice in the variety of life.”
“In the hills and valleys that we call life, there are periods when we are depressed, we must never “throw in the towel.” We must maintain a semblance of dignity, pride, and honor.
The Gemara in Sanhedrin (120b) says that Solomon slowly lost his Kingdom until, in the end, he was “molech al maklo” (merely a king over his own staff). The simple interpretation of the Gemara is that this was all he had left. Reb Chaim Shmuelevitz, however, says that the Gemara is telling us the Wisdom of Solomon. Even after he lost everything, and normal people would have been crushed with defeat, he wanted to maintain his dignity so he — at least — ruled over his staff. With such wisdom and with such an attitude, a person can innoculate himself against the whims and temptations that come from the Yetzer Hara in times of despair and desperation. “ ~Rabbi Frand on Parshas Ki Sisa
We’ve been on an insane carnival cruise on the US Desolation, all available hands are crowding the captain’s quarters, plaguing the captain and obeying few orders; all part of General George W Bush’s lifeboat getaway plan, leaving the office in the hands of a vain negro with an administration of lunatics, aided by gain sayers and rebels. The ship sank during the Reagan administration and has been bailing out ever since. No one plans to be caught or held accountable. The thieves awkwardly left behind blame everything on new hires and staff and ‘we the people’ they have no intention of governing. And what I sense from the average citizen, no matter how great or small in stature is a willingness to play along and make the same mistakes their leaders have, esteeming themselves immune to the detection of an all seeing, all knowing God.
Denial seems to be bliss rather than ignorance because denial may afford the habitual behavior that ignorance is not privy to?
Baptized in plague, cleansed by blood unlawfully shed, resurrected by the power of death, motivated by the hunger of the grave without any way out of her anymore, she seems determined that no child be left behind who will not share in her plagues, be condemned as guilty by association, and at the last to be destroyed, body and soul.
Every man, woman and child may feel violated and victimized and rightfully so, and that, by a mostly imaginary enemy, which may be the hardest battle to be fought; as it were, it is not.
This is a generation of mostly self-imposed slavery, a vile hatred for freedom and a devilish craving for injury, all due to idolatry, egoism, unbelief, sin, etc.
I think otherwise minded people are just inherently selfish and this selfishness is encouraged rather than discouraged by humanity so-called. I don’t think it fair however to judge anyone for being so until they realize accountability and may be baptized or enlightened.
“And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.” (3 Ne. 9:20.)
It makes a dramatic difference, being baptized; you really do become ‘born again’; a new creation, which is why the existence of the Mormon Church is so essential to our future as a nation. Without baptism and a change in life to an imagination alive in Judaism, one really just remains dead in trespasses and sins until he/she may shuffle of this mortal coil, and is no more than stuff of dreams.
However, life after baptism can be exceedingly treacherous, as the newly born creature and the evil inclination both strive for mastery, until the battle is over and the creature may be crowned it may go either way. Baptism is not the seal of victory, but the ‘ready, set, go’ of what may be a very long race, and contempt from the creature may be overwhelming and disheartening at times. Baptism is only the mark of salvation. The crown, seal and amen is the victory. It is like giving birth and there is much travail of soul, even after the birthing process is complete, which begins a new struggle, new stretch of the journey and accomplishments of what we may attain to by way of victory.
Ephesians – Chapter 4
Colossians – Chapter 3
Mind you, I am very Jewish in demeanor. I don’t think in terms of militant faith, nor in forcing conversion or demanding anyone to accept Christ or even Judaism, but if people will give the idea a chance (plant the seed, so to speak), I think they will find no matter where they come from or where they want to go, that being mindful of the same is only a life enhancement, something that will help them along whatever path they may be on or have chosen.
Alma 32:27-28 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.
Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the L-RD, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves — It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
Judaism demands of its adherents that they sacrifice something for the greater good, where no labor is in vain. No one ‘born again’ takes great pride in anything worldly or in thinking we are justified of ourselves even as we feed, buy and work unto no real destination or end that isn’t unfair to our neighbors whom we were once called to love as ourselves.
It’s just a sea of delusion full of people treading on one another, never admitting defeat and that they were beaten by the same people who offered them freedom and stuff. Lotsa stuff, more stuff the better.
Captives are taken and the price of keeping them is billed to the imaginary tax-payers for imaginary funds. We are systematically ruining the American Dream, not making it a reality for anyone much less everyone.
Doctors and judges are all of them employed not to cure nor to care, but to be employed which is the root cause of their own psychosis and captivity.
Surgeons and such may have a specialty and work with the healing capabilities innate in mankind, but quacks just walk the walk and talk the talk.
Team Desolation has done a bang up, smashing job of the same in a sea of futility and the result has not been a winning one.
Nevertheless, it was a surviving one and like the Shoah all were not suffering, laboring, succumbing or overcoming in vain, but in faith were hoping against hope for what lay beyond present circumstances, a reward due the just, an enduring prize and crown that will not experience the corruption we feel most painfully at the present hour to differing degrees. Being chosen in the furnace of affliction, we do not count our circumstances as strange, but rather telling of God’s concern for us as children.
Again, a leader should never give up. I mean to encourage beyond what we may count as great expectations that fail to materialize and convert them to coins of fire that are spent on redemption’s investment that has an hundredfold return in every way and more.
Mark 10:29-30 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
“Male dominance is viewed as deterioration in the human condition; resulting in the defiance of God’s will…Backbreaking labor is the male equivalent of the labor of giving birth.” ~Etz Hayim Commentary
Deu 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
1Cr 15:32-34 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
I don’t know that Paul was right in saying a man who is joined to a harlot becomes one flesh with her. Though they become as one, the man is responsible for the outcome. It would rather be the result of who or what the man has become what they may be as one flesh. A woman joined to a devil becomes one flesh with the devil. But one joined to a son of God whether lady or harlot becomes as a child of God. To blame Eve for original sin of Adam maybe erring since it was the angels who had fallen who committed the original sin and cohabited with women-daughters of men made co-conspirators in rebellion and child birth though made more difficult than it should have been is not back breaking labor either unless a man and woman make pigs of themselves and have children for all the wrong reasons, i.e., child sacrifice, slavery, etc.
Any birth that is redemptive in cause and effect is born of love which is of God; and therein having children would be a joy, as would be back breaking labor, and does not go to waste nor may it be that painful in the long run. For He wounds and He heals, afflicts and binds up.
A man joined to a harlot may divorce her and be done with it. A woman transformed by a devil into something unclean and accursed cannot as easily escape her fate; but she who did so or may have done so for the L-RD’s sake which may be wisdom that goes beyond atonement and sacrifice for adultery and whoredom.
Love covers all sins and forgiveness a multitude of transgressions. As we learn in Hosea from the first harlot whose price of hire was accepted in the L-RD’s House. This was wisdom of the heart, crimes of true passion committed for reason’s non-criminal in origin, anti-sinful.
So while it is wisdom to avoid involvement with a whore, much less marry one, or anyone for that matter without knowing why and wherefore they do what they do – her reward is from the L-RD, and her calling more holy than a preacher in his priest craft, and her dues though explicitly condemned in the Law as forbidden even as a dog’s hire or price may be; she is redeemed by the L-RD Himself who searches the hearts and imaginations of all.
All wrongdoing is sin but there is a sin that is mortal and another that is not unto death but unto the L-RD, so as to atone for the sin and cover wrongs of necessity.
He and she whose mind and heart are evil against the L-RD will not go undetected or found out and their sin shall be upon them.
Rom 9:19-21 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Rom 11:35-36 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Nevertheless Proverbs chapters 5&6 prove true when taken to heart out of which come the issues of life.
The rule is not in Solomon’s or Paul’s word or wisdom fulfilled but in the L-RD’s will be done that no man may boast or more or less and all may be able to say the “Amen” unto the outcome enjoyed by all.
It is wisdom to avoid a whore or adventuress who may be seeking your destruction but there is no wisdom in judging a whore or anyone and much in leaving judgment to the L-RD who does repay and reward as the vessel merits or is due, whether made for honorable or dishonorable use.
Provocations are often unto the empowerment if not justification of the provocateur and the opposite for the one provoked. He or she who trusts the L-RD as judge will have the companionship or the grace of God and Amen of the people to sustain them.
1Pe 2:11-17 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
1Pe 3:15-17 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
Rom 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
This is why the festival of Purim is so important to humanity’s well being.
Esther 16:2-9 “The more often they are honored by the too great kindness of their benefactors, the more proud do many men become.
They not only seek to injure our subjects, but in their inability to stand prosperity they even undertake to scheme against their own benefactors.
They not only take away thankfulness from among men, but, carried away by the boasts of those who know nothing of goodness they suppose that they will escape the evil-hating justice of God, who always sees everything.
And often many of those who are set in places of authority have been made in part responsible for the shedding of innocent blood, and have been involved in irremediable calamities, by the persuasion of friends who have been entrusted with the administration of public affairs, when these men by the false trickery of their evil natures beguile the sincere good will of their sovereigns.
What has been wickedly accomplished through the pestilent behavior of those who exercise authority unworthily can be seen not so much from the more ancient records which we hand on as from investigation of matters close at hand.
For the future we will take care to render our kingdom quiet and peaceable for all men, by changing our methods and always judging what comes before our eyes with more equitable consideration.
This or any generation’s defense is not in innocence until proved guilty, but in ignorance until proved otherwise minded and only then may innocence or guilt come into play or be ruled out and justice be imposed or mercy take affect.
God’s justice and law are written into Creation, to wrest is to mar the work of either and both; and to think that any creature, man or beast could get away with shedding the blood of innocents without their willing consent or incurring injury and vengeance upon the head of the offender is near blasphemy. Most martyrs know there is a tradeoff involved or reward for their sacrifice, just as an avenger recompense for their work.
The hands of the legal system are tied and shackled by the same Creature/Destroyer/Avenger. No one may escape without justification or incurring punishment due to breaking the law.
It is not safe or just to send forth lambs to the slaughter without warning them and arming them against the wiles of the enemy/adversary. Playing them into the hands of said enemy through dramatic scheming is obviously not to act in their best interest nor come to their defense much less strike preemptively against a threat nor come to their aide when they are endangered
“Social evil is a sin against humanity and God. The decency of humanity is measured by how it cares for its least powerful members. Social injustice leads to social disaster.” EHC
Our government’s presentation of reality in recent days is abominable and unforgivable. We are presented with a false and misleading representation of so-called victims themselves and a worse notion of the workings of our justice system and an even worse notion of our real enemy whom they claim to be waging war against on all fronts. Our indifference is striking if not frightening; our concern feigned and our treachery beneath that which we seek to expose and overcome.
“Wickedness has always exaggerated the difficulties.”
It is all a mockery of divine intercession, which is the fruit of the Catholic religion on a whole- A Scoffer’s Den.
“When innocence trembles, it condemns the judge.” – Publius Syrus 1st Century BCE
Dumbing down the ignorant in order to entertain the public’s imagination is akin to murder and reveals a bit if not a lot of psychosis within the handler of the quill and ink pot, paper and press, entertainer and industry, politico and politic, etc.
It’s fun to do and like a Stephen King novel may be entertaining for that very reason.
It is fun to wander in our imaginations to landscapes lacking in our own personal territory and to get lost in a world unreal and foreign to ourselves and if we may afford the time and fancy there is no real harm done.
But maybe because ‘we the people’ have been permitted to do so for so long, we lack or have lost the capacity to enjoy the freedoms we ought to be more careful to maintain and the time to make use of them, the wonder to enjoy them and the faith to sanctify them in our God given/created reality.
Did the truth make believers too free to enjoy the truth?
It is easier to use Messiah or preach about him than to live with him and recognize him for who he is.
That is why Torah was given I believe. It is above the ideologies of men and their biases.
There is no fault or flaw in Torah. It is a Living System of the Breath of God’s Justice and a person may not err therein, and only when mindful of, may any man be free to wander in imagination so as not to be snared by the enemy of liberty for doing so.
Catholic nuns, for example, seem a particularly perverse and solemnly accursed sorority of witches long suffering and afflicting one another and their victims, seeking to snare the sons of God through false entreaties and wicked imaginations. And the RC priesthood are their fathers so-called. It’s an incestuous society of mules whose love for Jesus is the very height of religious hypocrisy. They treat Christ with the utmost contempt and a self created devotion that is all psychosis and none (nun) wisdom.
The devil is in the details in direct opposition to the details of Torah and Christ’s own witness.
The Catholic Church is founded upon sand and over a hole of a beastly spectacle of religious mockery.
Catholic lifestyle created the legal system and the subsequent injustice this nation has been afflicted by for four generations and counting. It has trapped everyone involved in it. Charles Manson is their King.
I find it not only hard to swallow the claim that they worship Jesus, when they show so little faith in the God of Jesus. They ignore both and do as their true master forces them to do. Even if their congregation were not guilty of the many crimes they are accused of, the fact that they were snared by an anti-faith institution of mockery is as good as a death sentence. Not to say they deserve death or persecutions but that even less do they deserve the attention much less devotional time wasted by even birds of a feather. They hate with a passion both Jesus and the God of Jesus and Jews. They just like seeing a Jew nailed to a tree every Sunday.
Let’s leave it at that. They have reaped what they have sown, derision.
“Coins are interchangeable, people are not. Life is a gift and we owe God something just for being alive.” EHC
“Give unto God what belongs to God.” Y’shua
“As all human beings are equal before God, there is to be one standard contribution from all neither to be exceeded nor reduced.
Even marginal and disagreeable people have to be included in the community (Rashi).“ EHC
Act 6:2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
“Money is like fire; it can be warm and comforting or it can consume and destroy.” EHC
“The sanctity of the seventh day of the week is an integral part of the cosmic order ordained by God. The idea of Shabbat as a sign is [inferred]. Its observance is a declaration of faith, an affirmation of several tenets at once; that Israel is a holy nation by an act of divine will, not inherently; that the relationship between God and Israel is governed by a covenant; and that the Universe is the purposeful product of divine intelligence, the work of a transcendent being outside of nature and sovereign over space and time.
The greatest reality of all is intangible.
God responded not so much to Moses’ argument as to the strength of His love for and identification with His people (Exod. R. 43:4).
“Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob [z’khut avot]. Our own failings are balanced in part by the remembered virtues of our forbears. Solomon Schechter translated this concept felicitously as “original virtue” in contrast to the notion of “original sin” inherited by one’s ancestors.
“There is no intrinsic holiness in things. Only God is intrinsically holy.
“When false conceptions of idolatry are rooted merely in the intellect, they can be eradicated by intellectual argument and instruction.
God has to learn (?!?) not to expect the average person to comprehend a totally abstract, invisible deity.” EHC
What the government seems to be doing seems like begging for the right to do what the Levites had to do when the Israelites made the Golden Calf.
“The destruction of the Golden Calf sparks a riot among its worshippers. The Levites are called in to suppress it and punish the guilty ones…but total absolution for the sin of the Golden Calf cannot be given. The Israelites receive a suspended sentence; they are on probation. The punishment, however, will come in due time. (see Ezek. 20).
“Finally, every Jew depends on fellow Jews for the energy, resources, and courage wherewith to be a Jew (M. Kaplan).”EHC
$$ 2 Burn…The Half Shekel Shuffle
If Hollywood may make up for all of its sins and its vanity in excess, it should be by picking up the tab for Gollywood and the effects of leaving behind what they may have so as to redeem the same.
Are the same actresses and actors not to some extent, greater or lesser Zion’s sons and daughters?
It’s a work-a-bull plan indeed!
Their talent was wrought in desperation, as they ought to know; and if anyone may, was the price we or they may have paid or loss we may have incurred or gain we may afford or accrue interest from.
More likely than not they were only preparing to come to their own rescue but then the result will only be to their shame and not fame if that is the case, and the L-RD will redeem Zion without money and without price, cutting off vanity and folly from Jacob and Joseph by bringing in true Israelites by covenant to graft in their place in forsaken territory, up for grabs. A half shekel and a bris may gain entry?
I dunno, this is part of the guess work…
By the Good Ship Jolly Pop
It’s a Grand Trip 2 Discipleship
Where the Bayom-yom Hazeh Way
In the Very Merry Month of Redemption-ay!
Hopefully we’ll make no Honey Boo Boos this time around.
Jer 32:36-44 And now therefore thus saith the L-RD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
And I will give them one heart, and one way that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
For thus saith the L-RD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the L-RD.
Rosh Chodesh Tov!