The 51st Gate of Understanding is where the understanding is perverted and the mind is lost and the prophet or apostle or disciple loses his sanity and is swallowed up in the abyss of null and void; missing the mark and losing sight of the ark and objective ability to reason, going rogue when out of vogue sync and season, playing ‘blind man’s bluff’ for to win all but the kitchen sink. Aka The Twilight Zone, where a sense of humor, rhythm and rhyme may yet save those who are plumb out of time, lost in space, between a rock and a hard place.
I’ll start this entry with a few questions that will seem nonsense to those without the Sense:
Who remembers when the Twin Towers of Harvard University fell and the brilliant lost their minds and all their genius was put to shame and confusion and left them in the dark? Or the last echo at Echo Bridge was heard? When one of Sir Isaac “figged it out” Newton’s disciples proved his theory of gravity by baiting another to jump therefrom? Or the town of Bucketville became known as B-Town to all its natives and friendlies, who kicked it, what of it? For the thing was of the L-RD. Or when the Dreamland security forces lost the last Battle of Evermore? When Edom, posing as poor Gibeonitish Irishmen took the USSR in America in league with Putin who, with guile and by force of many a sucker punch, claimed her their own and renamed streets, towns, cities and hamlets after their own Druid fantasies of origin and drug inspired whims, in mockery of all historic fact and fiction, taking, breaking and remaking all they could after their hateful design ~ the best kept secret in American History X; even the New Zion, defiling the heart thereof with abomination of desolation, rippling out as a stone cast into a bemired puddle of filth out into all surrounding/neighboring lands, in pretention and knavery named after their own idols and impulses of rebellion, apostasy and spite. This one goes to Lot, Roger that one, another to pot, and now passed on down, second hand as a thing unwanted to Ishmael or Amalek, Moab, or the Hagrites, Gebal, Ammon, Philistia, with the inhabitants of Tyre for hire, also Assyria, etc. all joined in the Confederacy of Dunces, against the Spirit of Liberty, creating a fortress of lies and strongholds of bribes sold for mass harlotry of wives buzzing for hives, all devoted as the wrecking ball would, to destroying as much good as a wrecking ball could, the thought and the plot of every righteous man’s good God granted portion turned quickly to rot, its well poisoned and an untimely abortion handed over for want of monies to pay the extortions of a mob run hog wild in increasing proportions, illicitly set, ready and gone to extremes straight out of its gourd, as its thoughts were obscene and heartless its horde.
Soon to meet with Angelic Might’s sword, making final the end the mess of the sons of duress; perchance that their nobles, princes what have ye yet, might be restored to a land of dedication to Truth and what’s best of Justice and Freedom and mercifully felt bliss, leaving no native born nor stranger sojourning Covenant shorn and reborn with so much as a remnant of remorse or conscience remiss. Three times the cheer for the Red, White and True Blue, as One and for all, whom Messiah did indeed lay down his Being on condition of repentance in a new way of seeing life and Covenanted to be giving and forgiving for a living and end of all strife. Perhaps, I ask too much of memory gone to Alzheimer’s in its youth, when much remains to unfold, but certainly is underway to uproot and shoot what it may not boot or loot.
Every man, woman and child must to Him freely come, yet of a truth, there will always be some who will harden their hearts and turn to flint their face, whose countenance proves dumb, their way a destroying disgrace.
These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the L-rd, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the L-rd watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Whatever mercy tether, the enemy may not sever, but is saved and delivered, rescued though miscued as be-shivered. Yet, arresting developments wish to thrive and deprive; Flee on a fish, wing and a prayer from Bling and from snare if you wish, daring to share in a world of noble global revive.
“Truth is the Creator’s seal.”—Talmud
The inability to recognize and receive Truth is a historical fact and curse unto those lacking the Sense imparted to One as to all through a Levitical or Chassidic standard. This Sense being the secret of their teaching and guidance otherworldly into a Way otherwise unknowable, made fully manifest and proved to be of absolute substance, wisdom and Spirit ever last at work in the Body of Christ of Whom Pilate would yet inquire to a faceless entity that stood before him to be judged and acquitted, “What is Truth?” And when he could perceive no answer to his question, washed his hands of the matter, betraying the fact that he had the Sense of Truth, and handed Messiah over to be condemned and crucified by His own Chosen people, themselves having lost all appreciation for the Way of Truth and Justice; being guilty of perverting the same until it could no longer be recognized within or without a people seven times dead while they lived(1 Timothy 5:6), who daily cursed God and hoped to die with a needle in their eye, yet would gladly take up arms or weapons to shed man’s blood in order to survive in the miserable state and condition to which the adversary had sunk them all as One opposed, fallen and in agreement with the enemy of their and their children’s lives.
Jeremiah 8:3 Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the L-rd Almighty.’
Preferring death to life, cursing to blessing, and Hell to Heaven, everlasting shame and damnation to emancipation and the Gift of Everlasting Life promised to all who believed upon the Messiah they had just crucified.
Yet, not half so guilty are they who were hardened that Scripture might be fulfilled in them, as they who have from generation to generation and age to age, crucified Messiah afresh, when fully ripe in their own iniquity and sin, they could find no other relief but in the sheer madness of murdering their own Savior(s), bringing once more and anon His Messiahship and Kingdom to nothing, yet from thenceforth unable to halt the Work of Salvation or of They who had made a Covenant sacrifice of blood with HaShem, and all they who had gladly taken upon themselves His Name and their own cross to bear, following in the footsteps and Way of their leader in martyrdom unto Glory Everlasting. Let the bitter still be bitter in their own bitterness, to Us who are being saved, death, ’tis sweet!
Doctrine and Covenants 42:46-47 And it shall come to pass that those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them; And they that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter.
What all this has to do with homeland security and escaping therefrom should be obvious enough to true believers, but let me remind all of a verse in Scripture which shall speak for itself:
Psalms 76:9-10 When God arose to judgment, To save all the humble of the earth. For the wrath of man shall praise You; With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself .
Or restrain and train the remnant thereof and convert to glory the Right Hand’s gains unto Kingdom stability, or We The People’s harmonious security and the world’s Lawful bid for Salvation far reaching and all encompassing. Once the devil and his angels and minions be driven out of the land appointed to the righteous; assigned their own portion and place by will and decree of HaShem of hosts, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all nations joined to or cut off from the Chosen and Blessed people of the Book, sheep of God’s fold, flock and pasture. Hava nagila! L’chaim!
2 Nephi 28:16 Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth! For the day shall come that the L-rd God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are fully ripe in iniquity they shall perish.
Moshiah 29:27 And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.
Alma 45:16 Cursed shall be the land, yea, this land, unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, unto destruction, which do wickedly, when they are fully ripe; and as I have said so shall it be; for this is the cursing and the blessing of God upon the land, for the L-rd cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance.
Hosea 1:2 And the L-RD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the L-RD.
2 Thessalonians 1:9 ; 2:7-17
1 Timothy 2:1-6
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
The only use for rogue or mercenary forces is for governing a people lawless, devoted to destruction from the foundation of the world through sinful rebellion (Mormon 4:5).
2 Peter 2:9-10 The L-rd knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
But the Perfect Law from which Pure Divine Liberty is drawn or born and flourishes is the sort which breeds honor, rewards fitting allegiance, sacrifices atoning, dutiful service and an everlasting name and place in God’s Kingdom both historical and eternal. The soldier of the Cross may have many responsibilities allotted him, but central to his code of honor and at the heart of his brotherhood good, shining from sea to sea, is the welfare and sanctity of the Commonwealth of Zion, the heart of America (Matthew 8:8-10).
The difference between these two aims of law and force, are as the left to the right. With respect to the former, they have no sure future reward beyond this world’s trouble and strife, dues and recompense carnal and ephemeral. While the latter enjoy pride of a goodly, humble and saving sort, rewards in the here and now and hereafter, being gifted with investable talents due immortal glory and a name writ above, among the righteous.
Also to the latter, Homeland Security means making our country safe, so that freedom, equality and equity in judgment and charity may flourish, grow and aspire beyond themselves for One and for all. Whilst the former hope only to gain illicitly from the oppression and despoilment of their brethren for a reward immediate at the cost of an eternal portion and crown of Glory Everlasting.
1 Timothy 6:5-6, 10 Perverse disputing’s of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The latter serve to see Zion flourish and Kingdom citizens safe and happy with a life lived in and to God. The former are man pleasers, who could care less who profits or looses due to their self-serving agreement to do a job they mostly enjoy for its illicit gain and sport.
2 Nephi 26:31 But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish.
Soldiers in God’s army are superior in every way to soldiers/mercenaries/guerrillas/robbers/ and zealots, and by their very example may convert the latter and turn loss into gain for One as for all. Either/Or should receive their first lesson in the service of their fellowman and country in the Scriptures (Revelation 2:4). Every intention must be made holy by heart work.
Doctrine and Covenants 105:31-32 But first let my army become very great, and let it be sanctified before me, that it may become fair as the sun, and clear as the moon, and that her banners may be terrible unto all nations; That the kingdoms of this world may be constrained to acknowledge that the kingdom of Zion is in very deed the kingdom of our God and his Christ; therefore, let us become subject unto her laws.
Daniel 2:43-45 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.“The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.”
Mosiah 2:17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.
And so, from the beginning of the world unto the end thereof , mission Homeland Security has always been needful to be heedful of but One Commandment and One Hope in the Faith, and so must needs come to say at the end of every day or beginning of every night watch (Psalm 127), ‘I am an unworthy servant who has only done what is required of me” (Genesis 32:10 & Luke 17:10).
2 Nephi 25:23 For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.
Every soldier must needs, therefore, overcome the impulse to take glory to himself or find pleasure in his service, and overcome the world as any other man must do in order to ‘escape’ the trappings of Homeland Security yet fulfill the true objective and end thereof in fulfilling Paul’s hope for those who fight the Lord’s battles (1 Samuel 25:28).
2 Timothy 2:3-5 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
Only then may operation Homeland Security be deemed a success; when every soldier who fought, and lived or died for the Cause Righteous may return Homeland bound with We The People, entering into a Land Promised and a Rest Assured; well earned and take part in the Work of Redemption and Hope of fulfilling the American Dream for Cake’s sake!
Paul’s point: to become as Christ or ‘as gods’ (Psalm 82:6), every One in HaShem must overcome the world and get the same victory Christ got and receive even the same, a fullness. If We in Christ are to fulfill Colossians 2:14, and live as “new creations”, redeeming even the dead and the old in our midst, than this must be so. For indeed, the Law was graciously given to those who had broken Faith or Covenant requirements, and acknowledge to our shame (not take pleasure in) the awful price paid for sins, even or especially so, unwitting sins against self, and neighbor and God. And so, in one way or its equivalent, we are always bound to atoning laws of sacrifice for the remission and removal of sins, causes of sin and the sinful. Yet, we work with an eye single toward a time when such shall no more be expedient for overcomers in the Faith who so fulfill the “Royal Law”(James 2:8).
HaShem alone has authority to cause to cease offerings for sin, in order to fulfill a necessary time for education and renewed dedication, at the end of which, chosen vessels may once more offer acceptable sacrifices for sin with joy and gladness rather than shame and sorrow of conscience, even as Abel’s gift was more acceptable than Cain’s.
Moroni 7:5-10 For I remember the word of God which saith by their works ye shall know them; for if their works be good, then they are good also. For God hath said a man being evil cannot do that which is good; for if he offereth a gift, or prayeth unto God, except he shall do it with real intent it profiteth him nothing. it is not counted unto him for righteousness. For if a man being evil giveth a gift, he doeth it grudgingly; wherefore it is counted unto him the same as if he had retained the gift; wherefore he is counted evil before God. And likewise also is it counted evil unto a man, if he shall pray and not with real intent of heart; yea, and it profiteth him nothing, for God receiveth none such. Wherefore, a man being evil cannot do that which is good; neither will he give a good gift.
Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
3 Nephi 9:20 And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, for I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings.
The L-RD needs no sacrifices, the rite was instituted for the sake of man, much like the Sabbath Day, etc.
Psalm 50:13-16 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
Psalm 51:16-19 O L-rd, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
Doctrine and Covenants 84:27 Which gospel is the gospel of repentance and of baptism, and the remission of sins, and the law of carnal commandments, which the L-rd in his wrath caused to continue with the house of Aaron among the children of Israel until John, whom God raised up, being filled with the Holy Ghost from his mother’s womb.
The Pearl of Greatest Price
Word of Wisdom 18:9 For in secret the holy children of good men offered sacrifices, and with one accord agreed to the divine law, that the saints would share alike the same things, both blessings and dangers; and already they were singing the praises of the fathers.
The end all, be all of all sacrifices, services. religion, brotherhood, humanity, kindness, charity, etc., is Love, the Bond of Perfection (Colossians 3:14).
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
And so, indeed be complementally devoted, void of even the pretentions of poverty. Perfect Religion is this; to visit and administer to the weak, sick, fatherless, orphans and widows…but even in this service, men tend to become presumptuous, self-willed, pretentious and overreach, taking advantage of and glory in other than the L-RD’s Grace and Power at work in them that which is right, good acceptable and pleasing in His sight to Him and through Him. As a portion of a sacrifice set apart for a specific purpose, that otherwise would not enter into the Holy Place to offer anything unacceptable.
Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
A tall and seemingly impossible feat for fallen man, but (Matthew 19:26); “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Have a Pleasant Shabbos and Yom Tov this weekend, Happy Fourth of July, Be of Good Cheer ~ God Bless America, even Our Faith! and remember Sunday is a Fast day.
The Fast of Tammuz, Tammuz 17, is the date when the walls of Jerusalem were breached, another major event leading up to the destruction of the First Temple (July 5th, 2015/18 Tammuz, 5775).
Why standest thou afar off, O L-rd? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the L-rd abhorreth. The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor. He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it. Arise, O L-rd; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble. Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none. The L-rd is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. L-rd, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.