“Was man made stupid to see his own stupidity?
Is G-d by definition indifferent, beyond us all?”
The fact that some Americans are or were willing, nay more, bitterly intent upon languishing in dark closets of pestilence while off-handedly claiming yet to be Brave and Free in order to afford idols which enable them to enter into still darker closets of unspeakable sins of the grossest, most unforgivable sorts of depravity is the singular most unimpressive claim to supremacy of democratic teamwork in devilish devotion to an bowel movement unstoppable in motion, claiming to be solid in foundation and well formed in structure best suited to enable the equality of all regardless of color, creed, etc.; said equality requiring allegiance none at all, but since the Fall has never been more than the free choice between life and death, heaven and hell, G-d or the devil, etc.
All this being fact inescapable, we do no more to help one another or inspire a greater vision or higher hope than to remain safe in a prison and score some dope, all to cope with being made dumber than in vanity to its extremity…
Wait! Stop! G-d made you special and He loves you very much and we ought to love one another also, for G-d is love. So why the painful failure, on all counts guilty and unwilling to be so humble as to spare another of our own pain and loss, which would at least leave us with the integrity of person if not pride in self and others we would enjoy on a daily basis (Devarim 28:6)? Why so willing to embrace an otherwise untouchable falsehood rather than be embraced by ecstatic, heavenly love and forgiveness of G-d shared through even our fallen humanity, whose fall was predestined for this very reason and purpose? All the better when become our heavenward service and devotion to Him?
And this is the manner after which they were ordained—being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of G-d, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such. And thus, they have been called to this holy calling on account of their faith, while others would reject the Spirit of G-d on account of the hardness of their hearts and blindness of their minds, while, if it had not been for this they might have had as great privilege as their brethren. Or in fine, in the first place they were on the same standing with their brethren; thus this holy calling being prepared from the foundation of the world for such as would not harden their hearts, being in and through the atonement of the Only Begotten Son, who was prepared— And thus being called by this holy calling, and ordained unto the high priesthood of the holy order of G-d, to teach his commandments unto the children of men, that they also might enter into his rest—Now they, after being sanctified by the Holy Ghost, having their garments made white, being pure and spotless before G-d, could not look upon sin save it were with abhorrence; and there were many, exceedingly great many, who were made pure and entered into the rest of HaShem their G-d. And now, my brethren, I would that ye should humble yourselves before G-d, and bring forth fruit meet for repentance, that ye may also enter into that rest. Yea, humble yourselves even as the people in the days of Melchizedek, who was also a high priest after this same order which I have spoken, who also took upon him the high priesthood forever. Yea, and the voice of HaShem, by the mouth of angels, doth declare it unto all nations; yea, doth declare it, that they may have glad tidings of great joy; yea, and he doth sound these glad tidings among all his people, yea, even to them that are scattered abroad upon the face of the earth; wherefore they have come unto us. And they are made known unto us in plain terms, that we may understand, that we cannot err; and this because of our being wanderers in a strange land; therefore, we are thus highly favored, for we have these glad tidings declared unto us in all parts of our vineyard. And now, my brethren, I wish from the inmost part of my heart, yea, with great anxiety even unto pain, that ye would hearken unto my words, and cast off your sins, and not procrastinate the day of your repentance; But that ye would humble yourselves before HaShem, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually, that ye may not be tempted above that which ye can bear, and thus be led by the Holy Spirit, become humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all long-suffering; Having faith in HaShem; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the love of G-d always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his rest. And may HaShem grant unto you repentance, that ye may not bring down his wrath upon you, that ye may not be bound down by the chains of hell, that ye may not suffer the second death (Alma 13: 3-6, 12-14, 22-23, 27-30).
There is no reason to mourn or lament over the American Dream’s failure, it was but a dream after all, but We must not countenance the nightmare many are working overtime to transfigure Her into – a merciless, unforgiving, never-ending evening of restlessness and woe in pestilence of Foe.
“The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one.” Charles Spurgeon – The Prince of Preachers
O ye wicked and perverse generation, ye lawyers and hypocrites, for ye are laying the foundations of the devil; for ye are laying traps and snares to catch the holy ones of G-d (Alma 10:17b).
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:11.
In order to fulfill vows made unto our Bride and fellow citizens, as Americans most worthy, we must cease to build cities to the skies and such abominable works as are destined for destruction, desolation and fire, turn from these works of idle and evil imaginings and vain and ultimately profitless aspirations and learn from our history and past to what end we are laboring and do that which may be by all accounts more difficult but by all means more rewarding than a Dream come True; America’s & Zion’s True Destiny. Its effect would be as a Covenant fulfilled and a Way made Holy.
Put simply enough, it is a Way of building that is more correctly called restoration by inspiration, and by being built intently, with a definite purpose in heart and mind, with holy awareness, around and amidst a Way Holy, a pilgrimage path, a freedom trail, a “King’s Highway” etc. is built with such loving care and devotion, that every stone, plank, board, nail, bolt and fixture, as a work of an artisan, is so patiently wrought with divine care, the world itself rejoices from sea to sea, shore to shore, as it encompasses the workmen and inhabitants with rapturous, heard and unheard, seen and unseen, shouts of Glory and leaps for Joy to the Most High; HaShem of Hosts, which was also how Israel rediscovered Its Way or Holy Torah back during the Age of Biblical Kings. Lo, and behold!
2 Chronicles 34:9-14 They came to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the money that had been brought into the house of G-d, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had collected from Manasseh and Ephraim and from all the remnant of Israel and from all Judah and Benjamin and from the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And they gave it to the workmen who were working in the house of HaShem. And the workmen who were working in the house of HaShem gave it for repairing and restoring the house. They gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone, and timber for binders and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had let go to ruin. And the men did the work faithfully. Over them were set Jahath and Obadiah the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to have oversight. The Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music, were over the burden bearers and directed all who did work in every kind of service, and some of the Levites were scribes and officials and gatekeepers. While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of HaShem, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of HaShem given through Moses.
“In biblical times . . . the direct relationship between the king and the deity was part of the natural order. The primary (coronation) feature was the anointing of the king’s head with oil by a priest or prophet, the sign of the divine covenant . Prophecies of the future declare that in the ‘end of days’ the kingdom of the Jews will be returned to a descendant of the House of David. Within the non-Jewish world . . . the Jews (were) a distinct religious grouping . . .(making) possible the expulsions, en masse, of whole communities of Jews from specific territories. But . . . also had positive results in the preservation of Jewish life (allowing) Jews an extraordinary measure of freedom to live within their own circles . . . with their own laws and religious requirements.”
” A judge must not show special favor to a litigant or a defendant for any reason at all, and that nobody — not even the king — is above the rule of the law. This concept of even-handedness is, in the Jewish view, absolutely essential for the existence and progress of society. The Bible quite clearly states ‘Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that HaShem your G-d is giving you’ (Deuteronomy 16:20). The prophets castigated Israelite society for its lack of justice and described most of the troubles the Jews suffered as divine punishment for the rampant injustice.” (Encyclopedia Judaica Jr.)
In the Book of Alma, the government models a desired modern governmental system. Anciently, Israelites went from a system of Judges to Kings, a path of secularism that drew away from G-d (because they forgot that kings were to be models of The King of Kings). In this section of The Book of Mormon, the people went from Kings to Judges.
Think of it as an attempt to Eden-ize the Homeland and everyone in it.
The workmen must be divinely inspired, richly skilled, yet very humbled therein and thereby; unselfish, which in turn may make the inhabitants or everyday citizens more apt to take their own part in being lovers of country, G-d and fellow man with a unique and reborn mindset born from above; thus being ‘born again’ in a Way or after a fashion, crossing over and converting body and soul without intently being aware of the process of renewal, like them that dream, whose mouths are filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “HaShem has done great things for them.” (Psalm 126:2). Like magic only sevenfold more mysteriously miraculous because it’s the work of an Unseen Hand, Whose effect, real and lasting will mean the salvation of the Soul.
And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. 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 Nephi 9:20).
It’s an experience many have felt and been moved by to some extent and to varying degrees of duration (Matthew 13:1-10).
It is most solemn, holy and powerful, yet peaceful and otherworldly; skillful of hand, light of foot, free of fancy, and delightful of heart. When you are under Its’ spell or in Its’ embrace, you zealously wish to share every moment with neighbor, friend and lover until all chosen and agreed vessels rejoice together, each working his or her own part in pace of grace as if a piece of a puzzle falling comfortably into place, knowing not how it was all done. Surprised as delighted with the outcome you are part of and fit into. You look backward and forward, and all about in wonder and amazement, not a little abashed at the condescension and patience of G-d, as you may realize how ignorant you have been (Tehillim 73:22), never having really realized or appreciated the miracle of Creation and yourself as an intricate part of the same (Luke 15).
It is like bringing down the essence of yourself from that glorified state which awaits all in Heaven above and putting its power to work in the lowly, vile, worm of a man you may have become and feel yourself to be most inwardly. Nay, more, MUST know yourself to be by experience wayward and affliction due sins otherwise unforgiven, perhaps refined in the very furnace thereof unto some unknowable purpose and calling, yet ardently convinced and convicted of its necessity, nay intrinsically holy origin and destiny (Acts 8:30).
Those who have been lucky enough to be mostly healthy, strong and able of body and possess what is self-confidence to them at least, will probably never know the unspeakable, rapturous, insensible purity of joy this experience may bring to the soul, psyche and heart of a man’s life experience. And as long as they remain proud, self-assured and arrogant, they may never love G-d, country and their fellow man as they ought and may. It is indeed a privilege for few, although free to all and shared with multitudes. They will most often feel themselves right in persecuting their fellow man for some trait, difference or behavior they disagree with, even unto imprisoning, enslaving or outright destroying those whom they are called as men to love, associate, and worship alongside with the L-RD of Creation, HaShem of hosts, Who has made all mankind out of compassion and unto this end particular and peculiar, as humbling and alienating as it may feel at first, the proud are often as babes in Christ and not choosing to follow or heed the Way, go astray and miss the mark and opportunity for which they were created and predestined. They are, more than any, in need of much encouragement and patient admonition, heartening constructive criticism, motivation, stimulation, and fortification therein. The mighty must be valiant for truth and justice. This is what makes heroes of valiant men.
Revelation 14:7 He said in a loud voice, “Fear G-d and give him glory because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
The Kingdom is very lowliness, the absence of pride, being stripped of the same and made to realize our unworthiness before G-d.
Psalm 138:6 Though HaShem be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
On the other hand, there are those who in affliction and trials become hateful, grievous enemies of all mankind, both the proud and the lowly, having learned nothing all their days, though blessed with much light and intelligence of G-d’s ways, remain forever spots and blemishes, hatefully enduring the most hateful of situation and circumstance, solely because they hate the Living G-d and hope to do Him some harm in any way they may find opportunity; loving no one and nothing and embrace only disease and unrest until that is all they are, want to be or list to spread – their satanic influence in the most subtle of manners, mostly willingly playing the part of victim to inspire compassion and empathy in those who possess hearts and godly affections, only to draw near unto the same in any way they may and infect the righteous with the disease and iniquity of the evil. Particularly true of women who have been wrongfully humbled, cripples who despair of life, having been wrongfully assessed or judged of their brethren; shunned, spitefully misused and neglected, made merchandise of yet counted of no worth, and the enemies of Israel worldwide, lazy gluttons, working-class idolaters, mean-spirited idiots, lesbians, homosexuals, midgets and such abominations as belong in a zoo or menagerie and not loose among the general public; David’s enemies and such.
2 Samuel 5:8 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
These same probably had much to do with David ascending the throne in Israel at that time, but I know not the mind of HaShem and may only guess at such mysteries of Scripture. But I would ascribe the infamy to such as these who glory in the same as America’s worst enemies, as in delusion and vanity the system is infected and infested and breaks down rather quickly into a corruptive state of affairs wherever such are housed, assisted or shown pity and charity unto futility and waste, thievery and knavery in corporate and financial investment sectors, making rich the evil and poorer still the poor and needy, who are never assessed aright, than if no one had cared at all for such as they. Know thine enemy therefore not by the terror they may instill or fear some strong hand may invoke, but by the subtle corruptions of the truly wicked, ungrateful and undeserving within your own society, community, and homeland.
Sucking from the ass end of a beast of burden for survival does indeed leave a taste in the mouth rather bitter anyone with taste buds may guess at and I wish to spare all the deadly experience of firsthand by ushering in an age of wise men, who together may eliminate all the hateful, pestilential, destructive ways of a very subtle, bitter and crafty enemy whom you may oftenest know by device, calling card and professional lifestyle and those about them. G-d does indeed make foolish all of mankind’s knowledge so-called and searches out the perverse in heart. In order to make money, and increase in riches, some men will overlook and tolerate some of the most hateful and to be despised of creatures and abominations of blasphemy, which the wise know must be destroyed with a rod of iron – not even willing to touch the carcasses of that which must be destroyed for the preservation of life, love and humanity as the Divine may inspire life to be.
Proverbs 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
These are they which shall never fit such clusters as HaShem may say of, “destroy it not, for there may be a blessing in it” (Isaiah 65:8), but rather clusters of Sodom and Gomorrah who exist and list only to destroy the righteous.
Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted; wrong judgment proceeds.
Isaiah 28:15 You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.”
Make righteous judgment, therefore.
1 Kings 1:52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.
Unforgiving and hateful to the core, these bitter roots worm their way into society and our world with the intent to destroy every good gift they may, and often do so by making an obnoxious show of how successful they may seem in obtaining and maintaining the fruits of the same – family, matrimony, friendship, fame, fortune and especially during their “hay day”, the building up of their church – The Mother of Abominations, all to spread the vile objects of their heart’s imaginations and lust’s captivations.
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth G-d shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her (Ecclesiastes 7:26).
Her members all know each other and themselves to be guilty of the unforgivable sin seven times over and have long ago given up all hope of reconciliation until they are so hardened they feel nothing.
Alma 39:6 For behold, if ye deny the Holy Ghost when it once has had place in you, and ye know that ye deny it, behold, this is a sin which is unpardonable; yea, and whosoever murdereth against the light and knowledge of G-d, it is not easy for him to obtain forgiveness; yea, I say unto you, my son, that it is not easy for him to obtain a forgiveness.
They scoff at the thought of humbling themselves no matter how low and ridiculous the L-RD’s wrath has already brought them. The more afflicted they are, the more they glory in hate and perversity.
They are the enemies of authenticity in nobility, kindness, appreciation; every good and winning trait a being inspired of G-d may personify and rejoice in.
They are the ‘Opposition’ that first sprang up in the Garden of Eden, the seven deadlies.
They are the reason evidence may never prove true, logic never worthwhile, rhyme has lost its reason. Love, hope and faith are damned by their existence. They make Esau look like a choir boy by comparison.
None of this will change nor will the righteous be able to overcome the wicked and prevail until we know the enemy within and how to deal with it – Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it? – 1 Corinthians 14:24-26 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship G-d, and report that G-d is in you of a truth. How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. – Romans 2:16 In the day when G-d shall judge the secrets of men by Y’shua HaMashiach according to my gospel. – Mosiah 3:19 For the natural man is an enemy to G-d, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ Ad’ni, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which HaShem seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
For these reasons as well as a multitude of others the justice system in America has long been of necessity a “criminal justice system”, to be understood quite literally, as it reads. We use the law to camouflage crime and enable the criminal elite.
Mormon 4:55 But, behold, the judgments of G-d will overtake the wicked, and it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; for it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed.
Know your Ad’ni therefore, and the only Authority Who may overrule and impart mercy where judgment would otherwise condemn and run its course, however it drag its feet in the latter days due to the corporate interest in the prison system that has no interest in justice but only lining pockets in reward for taking care of business as usual, unfair and stupid, more guilty than they whom they purport to reform but rather strengthen and employ the same in worse crimes than they may be in prison for to begin with.
Ezekiel 13:22 Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives,
For ignorance of the above, many of the meek play into the hands of the Adversary and become instruments of unrighteousness with no choice of doing otherwise.
Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto G-d, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto G-d.
If you may, and once you have, you will marvel at just how stupid your enemy truly is and why he prefers the contest come down to brute strength rather than a superior intellect or Divine ordination, anointment, nobility of character, honor in warfare, duty in service, death before dishonor, etc. Mercenaries need not apply.
The Cornerstone of protecting your life, family, community and homeland is in keeping of the Shabbos day holy and is verily only the beginning of a life of Torah observance from which springs a fountain of eternal wisdom unto salvation and exaltation; the lifting up of the entire congregation and nation and peoples rather than just lifting up Jesus on a cross in vain and crucifying Christ afresh every day of your wayward trip down the road to perdition.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Those who teach and preach a false Christ are they who deny the Law and Testimony have any eternal consequences, of whom it is written, “there is no light in them,” or as Messiah puts it:
Matthew 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
These corrupt trees in a seedling state of germination at the roots thereof, with corruptive chaos disorder (CCD). Their hunger is not just to destroy and consume the righteous from off the face of the earth but to destroy the Way in which a man may live and thrive protected by the Way of Holiness. They delight in causing the Chosen to leave the Way and become as the heathen, which is why Messiah, to protect His flock, taught them to make friends of the “unrighteous manna” that when you fail you may still be welcome in their habitations and haunts.
But if a man strive in faith, according to the Law, the heathen are compelled and willed to conform to the Way Holy; a blessing to One and all. If One Jew succeeds, all Jews succeed with him and all rejoice together when Zion is brought up from beneath and brought down from above. Remember G-d subjects the devil and so the devil really has no power you do not willingly give to him by trespassing the Holy Way of Torah Lifestyle.
Proverbs 15:10 There is severe discipline (strong wrath awaits) for him who forsakes the way; whoever hates reproof will die.
Where there is gnashing of teeth and weeping, there is little or no mercy and very little justice – live by the sword die by it, etc. The Way is narrow and few there be who find it. Many are called, few are chosen, etc.
It is a blessing, all around, to both the evil and the good, the unbelieving and the faithful, to have a “Real McCoy” in their midst, which is why Messiah taught salvation is of the Jews. There are no two ways about it; G-d does not change nor will His Chosen or Covenant Grace.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.
The best thing to ever befall the Gentile nations was conversion to Judaism by apostles, but as soon as Messiah starts to own his Jewishness, they are repulsed by association and the inability to “fit in” drives them back to the wild and their sinful nature and carnal ways, the ‘old man’ regains control and the ‘new man’ forgets what he looks like in the mirror. Such is when the love of the Son no longer penetrates their hardened hearts, but only the Authority of the Father, HaShem of Hosts, and fear of death or any loss convinces them when they are impelled to ask in unbelief “Show us the Father and it sufficeth us.” But the L-RD is not compelled by the demands of creatures unworthy of Him and unmoved by any which have no faith in Moses and the prophets or what they have to reveal of Him and of Messiah. They would not be convinced though One were raised from the dead. Or that Messiah endureth always.
But as for the ‘Jew’ converted in heart unto the L-RD, the love of G-d is enough to constrain them to do that which is right and just in the eyes of the L-RD (Proverbs 15:3), whether natural or unnatural to their carnal, mortal minds and impulses, which enables them to overcome the evil inclination and do good unto others whether or not they particularly feel good within themselves. Thus, though not chosen and untrained in discipleship, a foreigner may feel at home in a Jew’s land more so than from wherever they may have come from.
That is when the L-RD takes most pleasure in His people, knowing that by their own example and effort to be just, others may prosper and come of their own free choice to want to know G-d and His Way. “Then shall all nations marvel and say, ‘Surely this is a wise and blessed people whose G-d is with them, etc.” And of Messiah who they are yet permitted to defy and mock, it is written, “Give him no rest until he establish Zion, etc.”
And indeed, the indifference and difference in the nations is meant in more than a mysterious way to humble His Chosen and His Son, and make all realize, there is truly no respect of persons with G-d.
Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright in him; but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Out of this ‘faith’ was molded Christianity, which is far from a perfect religion.
Nevertheless, G-d hates wickedness and falsehood, the thoughts of them who deal corruptly, especially with His Word, and all their deeds are an abomination to Him and abhorrent to True Holiness, opposed to Wisdom, and to be destroyed in and by Righteousness. B’H’!
“One word is too often profaned
For me to profane it,
One feeling too falsely disdained
For thee to disdain it;
One hope is too like despair
For prudence to smother,
And pity from thee more dear
Than that from another.
I can give not what men call love,
But wilt thou accept not
The worship the heart lifts above
And the Heavens reject not,—
The desire of the moth for the star,
Of the night for the morrow,
The devotion to something afar
From the sphere of our sorrow?”
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Again, it is written, “Because they did not wish to know G-d, He gave them over to do that which is inconvenient, to become ‘reprobate’, etc.” And thus, we see that a people who once enjoyed great amounts of light, liberty and insight in the ways of righteousness may become the opposite and enemies of Christ, misrepresenting G-d and His Righteousness.
Alma 47:36 Now these dissenters, having the same instruction and the same information of the Nephites, yea, having been instructed in the same knowledge of HaShem, nevertheless, it is strange to relate, not long after their dissensions they became more hardened and impenitent, and more wild, wicked and ferocious than the Lamanites—drinking in with the traditions of the Lamanites; giving way to indolence, and all manner of lasciviousness; yea, entirely forgetting HaShem their G-d.
Alma 24:30 And thus we can plainly discern, that after a people have been once enlightened by the Spirit of G-d and have had great knowledge of things pertaining to righteousness, and then have fallen away into sin and transgression, they become more hardened, and thus their state becomes worse than though they had never known these things.
Mr. Obama, like all Presidents before him, is not the problem, err as he may; it is We The People who have for generations now looted and polluted America from within. And the reason is as simple as it is grievous to be borne. WTP have thrown off the Spirit of Christ, that It may have no place in Us.
Nephi 26:11 For the Spirit of HaShem will not always strive with man. And when the Spirit ceaseth to strive with man then cometh speedy destruction, and this grieveth my soul.
An ‘uncool’ nation is what WTP have become in a desolation of desperation We brought upon ourselves, if not had the most willing hand in the design and chaotic order of.
Envy, slander. covetousness, feigned speech, murder, and mayhem, theft by ill use of law and statute, a Commonwealth pilfered and emptied of value and worth by illicit investment and knavery widespread among the working class; even the so-called poor and needy are in on it, and take their share of the spoils spoiled; gone to waste. Leaving One as all with the incapacity to trust his neighbor and fellow citizens, never mind love as himself all of mankind. Few may find justice and none mercy. We are left a people failing and flailing all about, hardened in deceit and pride in what? The only reason any observe national holidays and observances is for a drinking and gluttony. No one cares about national honor, allegiance or even self-preservation; being on the whole, more concerned with ego and entertainment or whatever distracts and diverts attention from the sad state of affairs our people have sunken into and continue to sink no matter how many may be employed on the chain gang of disservice and disgrace of abomination in works and intention.
2 Nephi 28:19 For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be stirred up to anger, and perish;
The Torah is the only escape back to life as we should know it; otherwise, we have no right to claim salvation through Christ who himself said, “If you love me, keep my commandments..”
We don’t even treat Christ kindly or with so much as human decency, being wholly estranged from G-d, and undeserving of Him. A G-d who knows all we feign believe in, and no wonder, who wants to face a Father we have so deeply betrayed, dishonored and disgraced all our lives long?
Or do ye imagine to yourselves that ye can lie unto HaShem in that day, and say—Ad’ni, our works have been righteous works upon the face of the earth—and that he will save you? I say unto you, can ye look up to G-d at that day with a pure heart and clean hands? I say unto you, can ye think of being saved when you have yielded yourselves to become subjects to the devil? And now I ask of you, my brethren, how will any of you feel, if ye shall stand before the bar of G-d, having your garments stained with blood and all manner of filthiness? Behold, what will these things testify against you? Will they not testify that ye are murderers, yea, and also that ye are guilty of all manner of wickedness? I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now? Alma 5:18-23, 26
“The devil is your father and his deeds ye do, he was a liar from the beginning, etc.” (John 8:44).
Jesus Christ died to save sinners, even the worst of humanity’s filth, and by way of thanks, WTP have trampled the Holy One under our feet. May G-d forgive us! Nay, do more!
“…of sin, because they do not believe in Me…” John 16:9.
Habakkuk 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
Mormon 8:22 For the eternal purposes of HaShem shall roll on, until all His promises shall be fulfilled.
By not being a willing participant in the plan of salvation or the Kingdom of G-d, you not only do a grand disservice to yourself, your neighbor and country but you become ‘uncool’ and an enemy to yourself, neighbor, hoped for friends, family, relatives, freedom, and prosperity and leave We The People permanently ditched and digging.
Proud now, old sow?
Adieu! adieu! the plaintive anthem fades
Past the near meadows, over the still stream,
Up the hill-side; and now ’tis buried deep
In the next valley glades;
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?
Fled without music: – Do I wake or sleep?
When the have not’s finally realize what they have clawed and fought tooth and nail to acquire, and that it is mostly vanity and may never really satisfy anyone; and further, that they never took the time to appreciate all that they did have or were gifted with has been wasted and that they have no other joy in or use for life other than making others miserable, they are automatically enlisted in legion and the army of the devil, and it is wonderful to them and they seem to glory in it for a time as if nothing could be more satisfying than for a pig to wallow in its dung. But even a pig would tell you if it could, that it is not happy therewith. Even a pig deserves better.
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the L-RD, and He will have mercy on them, and to our G-d, for He will freely pardon.
You must participate in your salvation, you may not be saved in ignorance. Never neglect justice and the love of G-d.
Never, in the history of mankind has it been more necessary not to judge by appearances, but to make righteous judgment regardless. Evidence will never secure proof of what went down, or what crime may have been committed, or what is in a man’s heart or lacking therein. Only by your words will you be justified or condemned, and it is much easier to judge by weighing a man’s speech, word for word than by piecing together a puzzle, piece by piece, that may reveal nothing at all, but the madness of a prophet, and that you have been led off track and wasted your valuable time and skill in a fruitless venture and pursuit. You reap as you sow, learn as you go, and often win when you do not know.
Isaiah 49:4 But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all. Yet what is due me is in the L-RD’s hand, and my reward is with my G-d.”
HaShem lays it down like it is, “You do as I tell you, and you’ll go places, don’t and you won’t.”
Consciousness and especially conscientiousness seems abhorrent to evil Americans, who despise the upright in heart. Integrity irks them. Anyone who does not live like a dumb animal is offensive to them and they gnash their teeth and hiss at heart intelligence, genuine love and care for others and any selfless acts of devotion. Anyone who fits this description will find nothing in America but unemployment lines and applications for anything at all and an endless maze of bureaucracy most hateful and uninspiring, mind numbing and without effect or reward.
The wicked have altogether, as many restless, raging beasts chosen lawlessness and iniquity and anyone not made strong therein is a prey to this generation, which I have come to consider, for the greater part, the unforgiven generation. One may feel malicious intentions sweating out of their every pore, and guilt hardened into unconcerned pride in the survival of the dumbest is evident in their countenances; harboring not but ill will. Grace is absent from their style, movement, and speech. All they do is with determined and deadly yet sloppy precision feigned to be just and necessary, but if they could be honest with themselves or others, they are desperation’s last call to indulge in perversity and debauchery, if not brutality. Heroes may have been sent off to fight in war in distant lands but what they have left behind is a veritable mob of antiheroes, who are glad when they hear of Americans dying overseas because they would only be competition here in the homeland and might -the gods forbid!- restore justice and integrity via duty performed by code of honorable brotherhood. Knaves are lads with appetites of whores, and the ability of devils in the affairs of men who have forgotten altogether what it means to be men. Instead struggling much like a sow caught in a net to validate and legitimize abomination.
“next to of course god america i
love you land of the pilgrims’ and so forth oh
say can you see by the dawn’s early my
country ’tis of centuries come and go
and are no more what of it we should worry
in every language even deafanddumb
thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry
by jingo by gee by gosh by gum
why talk of beauty what could be more beaut-
iful than these heroic happy dead
who rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter
they did not stop to think they died instead
then shall the voice of liberty be mute?
He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water” ~E.E. Cummings
America’s biggest problem is not a lack of respect for the law of the land, though that may be true to some extent, everyone’s afraid of the law, which is not a good thing either, it is more of an ignorance and distrust that makes being a responsible citizen difficult and the fulfillment of the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness seven times as difficult to realize, though a majority may claim compromise to be as good or better for them or all, it is in no wise truthful or sound in integrity. Distrust in any relationship breaks down said relationship until its foundations are only fear and hate. Flattery and insincerity are as lethal as poisons. Whereas love and trust may build up and edify; fear and hatred baseless know only rage and destruction. America’s biggest problem, therefore, is recognizing and respecting Holiness as legitimate and worthy in and of Itself of more than we may ever return or give for the Free Gift of Divine Liberty. That which One may never conceive of, build with or for, be born (again) and prosper in with relative Joy, godliness, and Spiritual Wisdom is immeasurable and inexhaustive in liberality.
It is essential for mankind to own and know the meaning of the Scripture which states, “You do not support the root, but the root supports you.”
Antipathy and confederacy therein will never amount to Unity and the blessings to be shared among a people United.
Judaism as a National Way of Life requires belief, devotion, deeds performed in Spirit or with righteous intent (which is more difficult than many may realize because it is G-d you are seeking to please but the deed is unto your fellow man). Care, love, hatred of wickedness, and iniquity; courage, duty performed, attentiveness, honesty, and most importantly, GROWTH in patient endurance and practice, which, when mature, may birth limitless power within unto the miraculous by the Grace of G-d imparted supernaturally, when One enters into His Kingdom and with all His attributes and power in you so that you may do all things expediently until nothing shall be impossible for you, save that which is contrary to the Nature of G-d. Then you may know what it means to be One of David’s sons and become fully prepared to be a disciple of the King of kings. Christianity, on the other hand, has come to involve no more than weekly attendance to idol worship and otherwise is no more asked of its adherents than indifference which leads to unbelief, apathy, diversions many and eventual divorce from the Faith and any Way akin to that of Y’shua HaMashiach/Jesus Christ.
He may as well be a spiritual guru selling charms and amulets, teaching belief in mantras and chants, magic and witchcraft, until before you realize it, you are guilty of worshipping the host of heaven, celebrating his death among the dead and have become an enemy to all righteousness and a stranger to He who created Us unto good works, etc., and what you may worship He may never tolerate nor forgive you for, if He truly be G-d and wholly Just and without sin or hypocrisy, all light and no darkness therein. And though you may never have intended to go astray or worship the devil, sooner or later, you’ll cross a line that you may not retreat to, recross and erase from your personal history, until little by little and worse by worse, you may find it would have been better to never have been born than to endure what has become “your life”.
HaShem Almighty has revealed this in my hearing: “Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for,” says HaShem, the L-RD Almighty (Isaiah 22:14).
Don’t despair however, he came to recover that which was lost and convert that which believes, so that all may be One. It is always the day of salvation and time to start the pilgrimage Home. So that nevertheless and despite or notwithstanding all this evil which we have done in departing, We shall overcome until we reach the day when this Word shall be fulfilled in our Homeland.
Alma 16:21 After the church has been established throughout all the land—having got the victory over the devil, and the word of G-d being preached in its purity in all the land, and HaShem [shall] pour out his blessings upon the people.
“Fearing G-d is not being afraid, as it is often thought to be. It is realizing just who G-d is and what His claims upon us are. It is an act of faith that involves total allegiance to Him. G-d becomes the sole definer and arbiter of our life – our thoughts, actions, relationships, and destiny. Discipleship based on that kind of ‘fear’ stands on unshakable ground.” ~EG White.
Israelites, and, I guess, all people in general, prefer captivity and don’t know what to do with freedom. Liberty, as a Divine Right is understood by so few and sought out by still less, it is bewildering to all as a result. I am at a complete loss to understand tyranny, oppression and lawlessness. I don’t know how to cope or work or live within these contexts. And no man is truly a man who cannot function or find enjoyment and employment without sharing in these corruptions of life to some extent in our world and what it has become in the latter days and I have never understood the reasoning behind what people are willing to do outside of what Scriptures teach Us. How any civilized nation can claim to understand its goings and comings without Torah is a mystery to me personally, but I note with no small degree of sadness that that is the way of the world and its greatest achievements I am bound to condemn as lawless. Regrettable, to say the least, when One realizes just how easy the solutions truly are to our everyday trials and problems (Matthew 6:34). But I would save out of the world as many as I may and Paul boasts that all mankind may be ‘saved’. This I doubt but I’ll not dare to limit G-d and judge for Him, nor claim to fully understand Paul and think he is a hard nut to crack in most cases. He and the Church seem to lay extraordinary burdens upon Christ and his followers which I am none to sure he himself would touch with one of his fingers, and so I take his gospel with a grain of salt, so to speak and find more revealed in what he doesn’t say than in what he does. I get the sense sometimes, he is insulting his audience quite boldly and they are eating it up as if it were the unquestionable Truth of G-d. People tend to agree with whatever they want to agree with and do away with the rest, and Paul admits he tries to make everyone happy or comfortable, but then uses trickery and guile, openly admits to lying and confuses points of doctrine that ought to be plain and simple for what seems like the begging of debate and argument which he then condemns the churches at his command for falling into?
“To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law, I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.” (1 Corinthians 9:20)
But as David with Saul, I would not condemn the L-RD’s Anointed nor offend against the Word of G-d. “Who has been His counselor?”
You may spend the rest of your life trying to figure out this or that apostle or disciples’ take on things Spiritual, but in the long run, you are best off heeding Solomon’s sage advice and final word on the subject of the Faith, “Fear G-d and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Or as Jesus puts it, “If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Legion is not One , they are many and to avoid their calamity and end, it is absolutely necessary for the People of G-d to be One.
“Success is counted sweetest
By those who never succeed.
To comprehend the nectar
Requires sorest need.”
But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened (1 Samuel 14:27).
Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of G-d before you (Matthew 21:31).