Rom 14:23b For whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.”—Psalm 55:22.
“ CARE, even though exercised upon legitimate objects, if carried to excess, has in it the nature of sin. The precept to avoid anxious care is earnestly inculcated by our Saviour, again and again; it is reiterated by the apostles; and it is one which cannot be neglected without involving transgression: for the very essence of anxious care is the imagining that we are wiser than God, and the thrusting ourselves into His place to do for Him that which He has undertaken to do for us.
We attempt to think of that which we fancy He will forget; we labour to take upon ourselves our weary burden, as if He were unable or unwilling to take it for us.
Now this disobedience to His plain precept, this unbelief in His Word, this presumption in intruding upon His province, is all sinful.
Yet more than this, anxious care often leads to acts of sin. He who cannot calmly leave his affairs in God’s hand, but will carry his own burden, is very likely to be tempted to use wrong means to help himself.
This sin leads to a forsaking of God as our counsellor, and resorting instead to human wisdom.
This is going to the “broken cistern” instead of to the “fountain;” a sin which was laid against Israel of old.
Anxiety makes us doubt God’s lovingkindness, and thus our love to Him grows cold; we feel mistrust, and thus grieve the Spirit of God, so that our prayers become hindered, our consistent example marred, and our life one of self-seeking.
Thus want of confidence in God leads us to wander far from Him; but if through simple faith in His promise, we cast each burden as it comes upon Him; and are “careful for nothing” because He undertakes to care for us, it will keep us close to Him, and strengthen us against much temptation.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee.””
Can I kick it? Yes, you may.
Anti-Semitism is a disease of a mad cow and pig integration in incarceration brought about by witchcraft run amok in the United States and abroad.
The apostle Paul was the first to convert Jews to Rome successfully, perhaps in order to protect them, but the result is a Moorish/Whitebread heathen cult/experiment in vanity, policed by insanity. Something much like current day U.S.A.; a media prison/hell generated reality engendering doom and lies, corrupting with guile which has become dumb and forceful, abandoning its own art and skill for want of strength, patience and virtues many.
As one result, women and minorities are worse off now than they were at the zenith of slavery.
Paul’s gospel is hid even to Paulians I think. It’s a craft become anti-Semitic in the hands of gentiles and well loved among priest crafters and idolaters.
What Paul’s intentions were is anybody’s guess, but the result is often messy and sometimes wonderful because it is based upon faith.
Torah is G-d’s Law. Jesus/Y’shua is G-d’s servant and only son, through whom the whole world may gain sonship, heir’s blessings, kingdom citizenship, etc.
Salvation is of the Jews.
Faithfulness and honesty really do deliver from deception and bias.
There is much truth to Paul’s claim on Abraham justifying the heathen, but who hears it when the militant chant of ‘Praise Jesus!’ arises in churches that want nothing to do with Jews and Torah?
“This people honor me with their mouths, but their heart is far from me, etc.”
“Pious persons do not deceive themselves;
“Ultimately, then; the question of whether a society will be blessed with peace or cursed with violence depends upon how we share our resources,”
Just as Jews could not enter the Kingdom without Jesus, so the Kingdom could not exist without Jews, if that makes sense?
G-d’s Way is One Eternal Round; Kingdom without end; all His paths are peace and all His ways are ways of pleasantness; long life is in His right hand and in His left are riches and honor. When we return to Him our ways are renewed and our lives restored; for the sake of His righteousness He rendered the Law/Torah great and glorious forever.
A boastful disdain for G-d’s ways is what brings a curse upon any nation or people.
He is no respecter of persons, though He loves all, makes His face to shine upon us, G-d’s reality is a fixed thing no one may encroach upon without incurring consequences; the burden of which few realize before they trespass beyond what they ought to know better than.
G-d is not an intellectual pursuit, He is a Divine reality, beyond mankind’s ability to grasp and understand without faith.
Simple faith defies the devil and all hell; whereas a little knowledge puffed up welcomes the same to conquer what divine right people may enjoy otherwise.
James – Chapter 4
In the book of Amos, “Amos severely criticizes the people for cultic sins and moral insensitivity.
“Only obedience or the humble acceptance of divine judgment is in the hands of the people; all else depends upon G-d.
“…survivors are simply those who do not boastfully deny divine judgment, nor individuals who deserve acquittal for any other reason.
“However, the imminent aggression of the Assyrian Empire and its expansion are never explicitly mentioned by the prophet.
“More perplexing is the ensuing forecast that G-d ‘will set up again the fallen booth of David.’ The obscurity of this image and the ensuing references to widespread ruins have long perplexed readers…not least because the destruction of the Temple and of Judea lay nearly two centuries ahead. The doom forecast [is] wholly assuaged by an anticipation of the renewal of the ‘days of old.’ In those days Judea dominated Edom. So it will again.
“…ancient messages of doom against the north will be reversed through the miraculous regeneration of life.
“G-d will judge all peoples for their iniquities; [which, in part] denies Israel’s uniqueness and asserts a fixed reality.”
The United States of America
“This does not erase national memory; however, or the path of piety that is uniquely Israel’s. It only means that Israel may not rely on divine grace shown it in the past as a guarantee of mercy in the present or in the future. Thus Israel [America] must reflect deeply on its destiny and discover just how its unique covenantal path shapes its national character. Then will it transform the triumphal assertion of uniqueness found in k’doshim into a new awareness of distinction and duty…a more inward and humble theology of chosenness.
“’The eyes of the L-RD G-d,’ dramatizes the investigative power of divine justice (Zech 4:10).
“’Never shall the evil…’ a quotation exemplifying the boastful disdain of the people.
“…the people were utterly deserving of divine punishment…absolutely condemns immoral and inconsiderate uses of power as well; i.e., the economic oppressions of compatriots, etc.”
~Etz Hayim Commentary
This last is what went on during the War on Terror from head to tail in the U.S.A. but it started and had been common practice before the war ever started. The opportunity to despoil was just that much greater with interest and strength disproportionately distracted and misspent.
It remains a sad mess no one may really escape without doing wrong or compromising integrity in some way.
Only victims may claim integrity in any wise and those who may have offered them some help to some degree but integrity hardly helps them deal with the reality at hand.
Too often the hands that are extended to help have been tied themselves.
“Maltreatment of the poor and needy is an act of bloodshed.” EHC
It’s a generation of children who had no choice but to abandon their children in the household, who in turn were forced to abandon their children in the womb.
It’s like the deer that has no choice but to abandon its young in the wilderness because there is no safe pasture for it to enjoy or no safe place to raise its young; better to leave it to be consumed by animals of prey than to risk danger itself.
It may find another opportunity in the future to have young that may thrive.
The aged prey more than they pray unfortunately, despite their posturing to the contrary.
The most precious heritage they may have passed on and thereby safeguarded their posterity and guaranteed national security was their faith and religion.
By tricking people into depending upon themselves, ‘We The People’ quickly became we the nomads again.
9/11 attacks were self-inflicted in hopes of escaping accountability and a reality that really would have made heroes of men and women if they had dealt with it lawfully, equitably and with justice for all.
Instead, they made a huge mess and with force did a bang up job of cleaning it up which for a time only deepened or worsened the inclination toward corruption of State and inequity that created it in the first place.
G-d is capable of much more than we the people are willing to be, and perhaps the only way to get more out of we the people was to stretch a line of chaos over the whole and let what may cling to Him do so and put their trust in Him.
The working classes are worthy on one hand and completely unworthy on the other. No one may authentically labor with good intentions so long as being employed remains a matter of survival or a matter of delusional longing for employment otherwise minded. But G-d does something wonderful with completely unworthy people whenever He may.
As for being employed, having authority, getting paid, etc.; it’s all worthless and to be reckoned as sin, but what G-d does, He does with those who are unwilling or even problematic.
The solutions and answers in the labor field and in particular in the healthcare realm and in our society at large are real problems – the intention is all wrong, which forces employees to feed off of employment nonsensical and for example, the patients in healthcare facilities are often not helped much less healed, and often go from bad to worse, because of their own expectations more so than any problem within the system.
The more ‘skilled’ a laborer become, the worse the problem may be as a result.
Climbing a corporate or any employment ladder results in the opposite of that which the ladder is created for. The higher up you go the lower you really are and the less you may affect what happens within the same context. The road you may be on, leads nowhere and the price of traveling on it may be the loss of everyone’s freedom if you do not consider the path that leads to freedom, the goal and point of getting anywhere from anywhere.
Otherwise, you may find all your efforts so much hogwash and the pig is never cleansed, and just further mired by a struggle to justify the unjustifiable, bloody murder at its worst; pointless, wasteful labor at its best.
And since nobody quits or gives up or relinquishes command or demands a change in we the people and of that which they are part of, it becomes a ripening state of chaos and iniquity dressed as if it were laboring.
The system failed long ago and those caught in it were condemned, and the devil’s only concern is escaping justice as long as he may, covering for friends in iniquity, and others caught whom G-d may care for but can’t do much about until something happens to shake up the mess.
Back to Amos-
“The strewn elements are apparently the people who are saved, in contradistinction to the sinners who remain in the instrument and do not escape its mesh.” EHC
Now, it could be considered the other way round, depending on who is holding, manipulating the sieve and His intention as it were with David in Psalms 61-71.
But as long as we the people aren’t taking covenant responsibility seriously, the enemy stands to prosper more often than otherwise. That is why it seeks to control everything, so it can make or break all and leave nothing whole.
To become involved seems to give up on the American Dream and admit defeat.
The sole purpose is to cut off everyone’s hope and thereby kill their faith, and next in order would be their ability to act with charity, so that they will no longer wish to believe in a Living G-d nor belong to Him.
They’ve altogether welcomed a curse among them and gladly become part of the same.
Sad time to be anything; lost the ability to even dream and create and be at liberty; perhaps because they took the dream too seriously and their duty toward G-d and reality of in that context they have hated and rejected.
The Highest Hope is still Holy but we the people are cruel and unreasonable, demanding that which does not exist to justify lusting for that which does not exist and we become like that which we lust after and demand.
It is almost to the point where we the people don’t exist anymore and have no one to thank but we the people.
Therefore, it is the ‘lowlifes’ who have ascended and attained to any degree of holiness because the government and system of politick and work-a-day people are striving to destroy the country’s foundations for lack of any real knowledge of the same or ability to consider them as worthy of pursuit lawful. It is easier to turn gold into dross and dross over to boss than to invest gold wisely in a market of mayhem and trade of tribulation risking all for what returns we really can’t count as worth it.
All is animalistic nonsense and posturing; intimidation and frustration only getting worse because people have no way or right to be humble. If you strive lawfully to be employed and make your mark in society at this point, you kill more opportunities and innocent lives than they who are enlisted to fight terror, thereby becoming guilty of more bloodshed than combatant soldiers because we the people’s intention is wrong; gone astray from our founding father’s intentions.
Often only the abominable and unclean are employed anymore because they are the only ones willing to commit crime and claim no fault because they are just doing as told-their job. One has to get dirty just to be involved, and then justification without a Way is impossible, and they are caught but not guilty because it is not their fault. It has been a problem in America as long as there has been class distinction without merit.
There exists no equal opportunity. The more money the least paid slave may make, the more out of reach the system or powers that be guaranteeing their employment make that which they thought themselves to be striving lawfully for to obtain; only breaking rules when they realized the same was the norm.
It doesn’t make any sense. It’s self-defeating and self-afflicting; ultimately stupid and selfish, unworthy and unredeeming; its guilt profound, its sociopath understandable.
But why it goes on…? Bullshit without the bull.
Leviticus 16: 3-5
“The bull recalls the offering of Abraham’s Genesis 18:7; the ram is a reminder of Isaac’s readiness to sacrifice in Genesis 22:13, and the two goats symbolize the meal Jacob prepared for his father to receive his father’s blessing in Genesis 27:9. The four linen garments represent Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. On Yom Kippur we come before G-d armed not only with our merit but also with that of our ancestors, extending through the generations.” EHC
And so, since we have no Temple and zero regard for G-d’s Law and Way of redemption and restoration; we are, as a people, the unclean goat retained and put to work with all its sins still in it and upon it. And what this ungodly mass is best at is coming up with snares and schemes, ideations and definitions that blame, afflict and all but destroy the acceptable sacrifice and Way Holy.
“Lest they die…” Spiritually, not temporally; a temporal life is no life at all, void of Spirit. Without belief/faith people become a burden to both themselves and the L-RD.
D&C 132:31 This promise is yours also, because ye are of Abraham, and the promise was made unto Abraham; and by this law is the continuation of the works of my Father, wherein He glorifies himself.
Praised be HaShem!
“Renewal of the covenant does not depend upon Israel’s repentance or initiative.
“Israel is promised a knowledge of the L-RD; overcoming forgetfulness and unknowing that has characterized its recent behavior.
“Transformation will come about only through G-d’s coaxing and tender speech to the people ‘in the wilderness,’ a symbolic image for the destroyed land [lives] (Ibn Ezra).
“It will be a time of unification for the entire nation under one ‘Head’ (Rosh), a glorious transformation of the ancient past when each tribe was accounted for by its own head man (rosh) in the wilderness (Num 1:4).” EHC
By faith all things are fulfilled.
007 – Bond, James Bond…
“The Bond between David and Jonathan was emblematic of the renewal of human community through love and devotion.”
The solution: Selflessness indeed and Holiness. What it is and means. Atonement is a part of healing. What it means to atone for sins past so as to avoid them in the future and overcome, making better use of opportunities that would otherwise give way to greater and greater sins and abusive habits; learning the virtue of at-one-meant; being at One with G-d and community through ritual lifestyle, mindful of moderation and right sacrifice, because this is something that could help all with all, whether they choose to overcome or not. Most importantly, it will protect those who fail through inmate-tation…We’re all in the same boat. We might turn a prison into a holy place and save a ship that was otherwise destined to wreck or be destroyed.
After all, it was not the courage of the fearless crew that saved the Minnow but its own learning of Torah that saved the whole school of fish.
Forecast in Hindsight and The Imperative Duty
Zechariah – Chapter 2