Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
“And they follow me.”—John 10:27.
“WE should follow our Ad’ni as unhesitatingly as sheep follow their shepherd, for He has a right to lead us wherever He pleases. We are not our own, we are bought with a price—let us recognize the rights of the redeeming blood. The soldier follows his captain, the servant obeys his master, much more must we follow our Redeemer, to whom we are a purchased possession. We are not true to our profession of being Jews if we question the bidding of our Leader and Commander. Submission is our duty, caviling is our folly. Often might our Ad’ni say to us as to Peter, “What is that to thee? Follow thou Me.” Wherever HaShem may lead us, He goes before us. If we know not where we go, we know with Whom we go. With such a Companion, who will dread the perils of the road? The journey may be long, but His everlasting arms will carry us to the end. The presence of HaShem is the assurance of eternal salvation because He lives, we shall live also. We should follow HaShem in simplicity and faith because the paths in which He leads us all end in glory and immortality. It is true they may not be smooth paths—they may be covered with sharp flinty trials, but they lead to the “city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is G-d.” “All the paths of HaShem are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant.” Let us put full trust in our Leader, since we know that, come prosperity or adversity, sickness or health, popularity or contempt, His purpose shall be worked out, and that purpose shall be pure, unmingled good to every heir of mercy. We shall find it sweet to go up the bleak side of the hill with HaShem; and when rain and snow blow into our faces, His dear love will make us far more blest than those who sit at home and warm their hands at the world’s fire. To the top of Amana, to the dens of lions, or to the hills of leopards, we will follow our Beloved. Precious Lamb, draw us, and we will run after Thee.”
“It was by deception that satan seduced angels; thus he has in all ages carried forth his work among man and he will continue this policy to the last. Should he openly profess to be warring against God and His Law, men would beware; but he disguises himself, and mixes truth with error. The most dangerous falsehoods are those that are mixed with truth. It is thus that errors are received that captivate and ruin the soul. By this means satan carries the world with him. But a day is coming when his triumph will be forever ended.” E.G. White
“Can a reasonable agent choose a course of action or select an object in the absence of any preference? It certainly appears, on first view, that this question must be answered negatively. For by the very concept of a ‘reasonable agent,’ it is requisite that such an individual have reasons for their actions. And when reasonable choice among alternatives is made, this must, it would seem, have to based upon a preference for the object actually chosen vis-à-vis its available alternatives. Where there is no preference, it would appear that no reason for a selection can exist, so that there apparently cannot be a reasonable way of making a choice. This line of reasoning seems to establish the precept: No reasonable choice without a preference.
However, despite the surface plausibility of the argument, it cannot be accepted as fully correct. For there is a well-known, indeed notorious, counterexample: the dilemma or paradox of Buridan’s Ass, named after the French schoolman Jean Buridan (ca. 1300-ca. 1360). This hypothetical animal is hungry and positioned midway between essentially identical bundles of hay. There is assumed to be no reason why the animal should have a preference for one of the bundles of hay over the other. Yet it must eat one or the other of them or else starve. Under these circumstances, the creature will, being reasonable, prefer having-one-bundle-of-hay to having no-bundle-of-hay. It, therefore, must choose one of the bundles. Yet there are, by hypothesis, simply no reasons for preferring either bundle. It appears to follow that reasonable choice must-somehow-be possible in this absence of preference.
“The issue of indifferent choice fits in a very natural and congenial way into the problem context of Buridan’s theory of the will. The will, he holds, does not decide spontaneously from within its own resources, but it is subject to the commands of reason. As reason judges so rules the will. When reason deems one object a greater good than another, the will can only opt-other things being equal for the greater good. Should reason deem two of its objects wholly equivalent, the will would be unable to act by breaking the deadlock of itself. Buridan supports this intellectual determinism of the will by saying that those who claim free will for man but deny it to animals find themselves in difficult straits: “It seems to me that, to show the difference between the freedom of our will and the lack of freedom to which the actuating faculty of a dog is subject, it would be better to trust to Faith than to natural reason. For it would be difficult indeed to show that when our will is wholly indifferent between two opposed acts, it [in contradistinction to the actuating faculty of a dog] could decide for one or the other alternative without being so determined by some external factor.” It is, therefore, easy to see how, in the context of Buridan’s theory of will, the ass example might with its characteristic double-edgedness, serve either (1) as a somewhat drastic example in illustration of Buridan’s intellectual determination of the will or (2) as an example adduced by Buridan’s opponents in an attempt to render this doctrine absurd.
“It deserves stress that the non-preferential choice problem serves also to highlight the difference between reasons and motives. When a random selection among indifferent objects is made by me, I do have a reason for my particular selection, namely, the fact that it was indicated to me by a random selector. But I have no preference or psychological motivation of other sorts to incline me to choose this item instead of its (by hypothesis of indifferent) alternatives. Such absence of a psychologically motivating preference does not, however, entail the impossibility of a logically justifiable selection. A choice can, therefore, be logically vindicated as having been made reasonably even though it cannot be traced back to a rationale of differentiating evaluation. In short, we can have reasons for a choice even where there is no rational motive.
“It is an interesting consideration that the problem cannot be resolved by delegating an indifferent choice to a mechanism such as a coin toss or roll of die. For consider choosing between A and B by giving A ‘heads’ and B ‘tails.’ But now there is the entirely indifferent alternative of giving A ‘tails’ and B ‘heads.’ By bringing the die into it, we simply re-create the same problem at hand through yet another situation of indifferent choice.” ~Nicholas Rescher
Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the L-RD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the L-RD.”
“God’s dealings with rebellion will result in fully unmasking the work that has so long been carried on under cover. The results of satan’s rule; the fruits of setting aside the divine statutes, will be laid open to the view of all created intelligences. The law of God will stand fully vindicated. It will be seen that all the dealings of God have been conducted with reference to the eternal good of His people, and the good of all the worlds that He has created. Satan himself, in the presence of the witnessing universe, will confess the justice of G-d’s government and the righteousness of His law.” E.G. White
“Our knowledge often gets in the way of our understanding.”
— Rabbi Shraga Silverstein
“As a skilled communicator, Paul in his mission work used the familiar to explain the unfamiliar. He took everyday features of the Greco-Roman world to illustrate the practical reality of a new life in Christ. He drew especially from two areas of his converts’ world for his teaching metaphors – athletes with their games and the ever-present Roman soldier.
“Fondness for athletic accomplishments gripped Paul’s world, much as it does ours. Ancient Greeks transmitted their love of competition by holding, no fewer than four separate cycles of Olympic-type contests, located in different parts of Greece. Romans inherited and further promoted athletic competition. Foot races were the most popular of events and included a race of men wearing full suits of military armor. Wrestling also was popular. Athletes trained assiduously, and winners were richly rewarded. Ethnicity, nationality, and social class mattered little since endurance and performance were the goals.”~E.G. White
Paul would reveal the importance of Torah or the Way in every facet of life by especially reaching out to teach those involved in the military and athletics. Christ is the Torah every soldier must defend, be trained by and fight with the armor of; if one would be assured of ultimate victory across the spectrum.
“Starting with Marius, Roman Emperors replaced temporary soldiers with full-time career warriors, (explains today’s COPS upgrade) garrisoned them across the Roman Empire, and upgraded and standardized their armor and weapons. By Paul’s time, soldiers were recruited from various ethnic and national groups, whether or not they were Roman citizens. In return for rewards at the end of the term of service, soldiers pledged total loyalty to the ruling emperor, who in times of conflict personally led them into battle.
“In what perhaps is Paul’s final letter, he applied soldiering and athletics to his own view of life as a [Jewish] missionary: ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith’ (2Timothy4:7).” ~E.G. White
Psalm 12:6 The words of the L-RD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
“…the wings of opportunity are fledged with the feathers of death.” ~Francis Drake
Isaiah 2:19-22 Men will go into caves of the rocks and into holes of the ground before the terror of the L-RD and the splendor of His majesty when He arises to make the earth tremble. In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats. Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship, in order to go into the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs before the terror of the L-RD and the splendor of His majesty, when He arises to make the earth tremble. Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?
“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Being dead they have not died, their excellence raised them out of the house of Hades.” ~Simonides of the Spartans
The same may be said of the Valiant men of ancient Israel, as well as Latter-day heroes of the America we hope to become.
1 Corinthians 1:25-29; 15:19
For the foolishness of G-d is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of G-d is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But G-d chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; G-d chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. G-d chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
Acts 15:39-40 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of HaShem.
We have to question what happened here. Was the old Saul creeping back up on him demanding him to take charge or was Barnabas puffed up and desiring the same. We must inquire of the Spirit to find an answer and not be quick to judge. Evidentially, we may surmise that the Spirit worked in either man to split them up. One and the same Spirit inspired Barnabas to go forward, and Paul to go backward. Paul takes issue with John-Mark, accusing him of deserting them formerly, but it may have been the Spirit that inspired John-Mark and took him in a different way to wherever the Spirit needed him to be at that time? Later Paul would call for the same to come back to him ‘because he is helpful to me in my ministry.’ Saul, and it seems Paul too, could be awfully manipulative and use people if they were of use to him and not if otherwise.
At any rate, after the split, Paul, perhaps realizing his error, quickly found and circumcised Timothy, so that he would still have the Spirit’s Seal in a fellow worker, and G-d would not leave him or condemn his labors, but through Timothy continue to work with the (doomed?) Apostle to the Gentiles. He wanted so much to be like the Gentiles, whom he may have esteemed more worthy than the Jews whom he had trouble relating to and misrepresents at every possible public opportunity perhaps because the Saul in Paul still opposed G-d. Paul passes the baton spiritual onto a fellow runner in Timothy, still and yet trying to gain the Olympic Winter Games Phallic Trophy.
An account of Barnabas’ and John-Mark’s travels would prove insightful at this point and there is such a Book in existence as the Book of Barnabas but it seems to be mostly hi-jacked by Muslims or not very well known among Christians, much less amongst Jews.
Let G-d be true, and every human being a liar (Romans 3:4).
Barnabas, the son of consolation, chosen of G-d to help Paul, the Chief of sinners, called to repent and bring forth G-d’s work for a crown perhaps more highly coveted than Torah Mastery; at least among Gentiles. But just what were they after and what did they reap in its place more oft than not?
Knowing the Saul in Paul is half the battle; noting how often the evil inclination may rear its ugly head in anyone, in its many forms, all unworthy, which seems to me to mar his own work and gospel, to the confusion of readers, although I will grant it always seems to work the magic and agenda Paul prepared it for, I hold Torah Itself as more likely to win souls and convert sinners to G-d than a human heart’s longing or understanding. I wonder if Barnabas was not the Light Paul was afforded to work by, and when that Light would to go onward into other parts of the then known world where Paul feared to tread, the apostle to the Gentiles balked because it might jeopardize his own craft which had hitherto been so affectively worked by the duo, that some people already worshipped them as ‘gods’ in places they had already visited, and Paul wavered, recalcitrant and uncertain, worried about the loss of what had or may have already been gained and turned back?
Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of G-d” (Luke 9:62).
Hebrews 10:38 “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”
Could a man be purified seven times over and still betray? Most definitely; perhaps even more surely than a ‘babe in Christ,’ nevertheless, the Decree of G-d cannot change, so long as the disciple/apostle/priest/etc. lives. Barnabas’ life speaks more eloquently than Paul’s epistles.
The Spirit confirms in me that, on the whole, it might have been more enlightening and sensible to have continued with Barnabas at that time to the end. Paul seems so often insincere, guileful and manipulative, he does more to obfuscate what is plain and whatever went down, rather than sticking to the point and what went up and is even at this moment at the right hand of G-d.
I wonder if the pure Spirit in Barnabas caused the man of Tarsus much envy or pain of conscience, seeing he was at the time trying to do the best he could as one left in spiritual darkness until Barnabas came to him, and was reluctant (?) to use the Light of Torah to teach with; which was nothing new, and any man may turn to as well as the light of the Living in and around men whom Paul might dupe and convince of his own superiority of insight as a messenger chosen? Would Christ as G-d did in the case of king Saul have later regretted having chosen Paul as his instrument unto Gentiles? The likelihood is more convincing than Paul’s gospel to One with the Sense to comprehend all things Spiritual.
I am left with the overwhelming sense that Paul was not truthful with Barnabas or the other apostles and disciples in that moment and meant either to make up an excuse or betray him outright, especially since he would later suck Mark back into the vacuum of his ministry’s administration. Yet Paul, as Jesus would knew what was in man (nothing good-John 2:25) and so when dealing with the same One must be shrewd, ‘cunning as serpents and gentle as doves,’ and we should hope Paul was seven times more shrewd than Barnabas. It could be he saw Timothy needed him as much if not more than Barnabas and made up a dramatic escape for the sake of Timothy and trusted Mark more than he let on? Otherwise, it was certain none could constrain the Spirit in Barnabas or convince him to turn back with an argument worldly. When the Spirit calls this man this way and another that way, neither man is in the wrong. G-d is Judge.
The wicked are afraid of Liberty, Faith, Trust and Light and are dependent upon invention and craft, and the distrust, unbelief, unease, disease, dissatisfaction and distraction of others to get things done. For the idolatrous the bottom line is always the same – anything new, that cannot be manipulated, so as to make no good use of or discredit altogether is a movie extra or a video game easter egg, no manna what.
Maybe the Jewish proverb ought to read “People make plans and G-d weeps”? Because He knows it will eventually pit them against one another and with neighbor against neighbor, people will always be moved to betray one another and eventually consume one another in lawless, disinterested, covetous sin.
In order to make the least important desire of man come to pass, he must seek stability and eventual gross confidence in riches and idolatry for to purchase the space, power and influence to make his own dream come true, which however worthy or unworthy, virtuous and noble it may seem to him, is not the Will of HaShem. Which is probably why the L-RD chooses the weak, foolish and powerless to bring about His Eternal Purposes in the lives of men.
For the advantage necessary to make whatever come to pass, even if it seem to be God’s Will revealed, many are willing to cheat, steal, bear false witness and murder innocents through lawful manipulation of man-made and enforced law and statute obviously unworthy of We The People once United under G-d seeking His Kingdom, willing to suffer all things, have not, be despised and hated of our brethren, if only to be found worthy of rewards greater than this world will ever be able to offer or afford the least of His children.
Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when G-d’s people live together in unity!
When all esteem all alike and there is no difference that should matter when all are living to please G-d, this is when we make each new day a grateful experience as we are eager to spend our talents and use our gifts wisely in humility preferring others before ourselves, in order to prove just how much we love G-d and our fellow man.
How reality became so blasphemously opposed and unlike the above description is obvious enough but embarrassing and hard for proud human and animal kind to live down and overcome. When we realize the ease with which we may have at any time changed our way and turned to Him for forgiveness of sin and a new start on the road that leads to Life which is paved with eternal rewards; only the most ungrateful and arrogant of souls would choose otherwise and persist in error and sin embarrassing and void of comfort and reward worth the trouble of living otherwise mindedly for dumb pride’s sake. When all One has to do is lay their burden upon the L-RD and He will direct your steps and carry your burdens away…Why will you die with an angry, selfish heart condemned of its own unwillingness to forgive, reconcile, make amends and humble self before its Creator that He may fill you with love immediate and renew in you a right Spirit that may never again stray from Him Who took all your sins and disease from you, cast them into the depths of the sea and made you to stand once again with integrity and merit imparted freely for the man who is strong enough to realize he must be born again and enter into newness of life, to live as a new creation, not having your own righteousness which is as filthy rags and could never match the Free Gift of His Righteousness no matter how long, hard and relentlessly you may strive in dogmatic fashion and understanding.
Psalm 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before Thee.
All your gifts, talents and knowledge will do nothing for you and perhaps condemn you at the Last Day if you do not put your Self in His Hand and allow Him to work through you that purpose which He created you for.
The world and its inhabitants shall indeed change in the blink of an eye, whenever you are ready to take the beam out of your own eye and blink away the tears that may have come with it and see the world and yourself as He sees you – with infinite love and compassion your world has all but extinguished in you. More than this, if you will, He may make you clean in every whit, create in you a new heart and new Spirit to know Him with as you never had before, so that you will become in that blink of an eye and pounding of a heart beat, a new man.
1 Samuel 10:9 As Saul turned to leave Samuel, G-d changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.
The road can be easy but there will be trials and tribulations to be met and dealt with. Your old self will strive to regain the mastery, but if you truly desire and believe, you may be as ‘gods,’ sons of the Highest. Beware of pride and of marring that perfect Unity that may and must help all overcome and live together in that happiness which is We The People’s singular privilege to pursue and enjoy in One another and ourselves.
2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of G-d, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his G-d, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
Remember the warning to Solomon; which was verily unto all Israel and any that would join them, “If ye forsake Him, He will cast you off forever…”
A False Messiah’s Fate
“[Spirit] = the Breath of Life is of ineffable value. A prize which has been awarded to one cannot be appropriated by another without its meaning being erased and the symbolic code [holiness code] within which it existed being called into question…There is no point in doing anything once it has been robbed of its’ meaning.” ~Lucy Hughes-Hallett
The devil entering in, mars the entire Body/community of Believers become deceivers. Once you have put your arms around and loved a lie, the Truth must forsake you or it would not be Truth. G-d is Truth. Your whole life comes down to one choice and is otherwise meaningless. Either Jesus is the Christ or he isn’t. The Word itself shall judge you at the last day. The Word is Spirit and Life; Its’ affect cannot bring death.
The flaw of all Scripture not translated by Hebrew prophets and Jews may be said of all historic fact and fiction as well.
Hence, the Jews of the circumcision so-called were obligated to disagree with Paul whenever he tried to make the Way of HaShem crooked, or work around or without the Law. Christ himself could not deny the least jot or tittle thereof and there is no change in the Law that the love of a human heart could make up for, only a substitute offered in place of a guilty sinner, that the same in penitence may take hold of as mercy freely imparted. As the befuddling apostle, himself says, “He cannot deny Himself.”
Love of a human heart and sort cannot achieve the fulfillment of the Law, much less the charity of the Gentile the merit of the Jew none of his own except he strive lawfully. It would be a meaningless waste of an otherwise worthy Gift. Gentiles, for the most part, are fashioned in opposition to the Tree of Life and G-d’s Attributes. They know not but how to injure the Cause of Christ with such guileful precision, by such hardness of heart, want of wit and absence of Spirit. What they share is their part in the Great Transgression (Psalm 19:13) and the spirit they personify is that of rebellion at any cost. And the easiest way for them is to lead lambs to the slaughter and demand the same as their due service to God. But the apostles who teach this doctrine were guilty of the same sin as the priests who sat in Moses’ seat and loved their own authority and the praise of the world. They loved to tell others what they ought to do but to do none of these things themselves except in outward show, keeping up appearances being always of more importance than how they were feeling within. The outside of the cup was clean but inside it was filthy.
For all their talk about what others needed to do in order to be reconciled to G-d and gain forgiveness while pointing their fingers at the Chosen Jews who crucified ‘their Lord’; they themselves treat him seven times worse when any opportunity arrives to do so. And Paul’s gospel furnishes that means of gaining as much opportunity to do so as is humanly possible.
HaShem must remain true to His Word, His Chosen Jews, and His Christ and has not the option of swaying in favor of opinion or majority rule. Gentiles have no investment in the same devotion. At best, they taunt the Spirit of G-d with blasphemy, which is perhaps worse than the Unforgivable Sin.
Even this proves to be a fulfillment of G-d’s Word, however, which they have put away as an unwanted bride, whom they would to treat as a harlot instead. If it had been Gentiles who brought the adulteress woman to Jesus to be judged by him, she would have been gang raped in the presence of the L-RD and Jesus would have been stoned.
Jesus knowing what is in man, went straightway to Israel because they are the only ones who care for Torah – Live It and Love It.
Because the world understands not holiness and seeks never the good, Paul was G-d’s chosen Orator to preach to the evil those things which they wished to hear; comfortable things, self-assuring and vaguely moral, whether they understood the hidden manna or not was of no importance. Paul only sought to net his enemies in their own delusions that they might set up tables that would prove snares unto them, look and study his teaching and in vain try to find support for it in the Scriptures, and ignorantly believing the random connections he proposed of his own mind, as ridiculous and untrue or not as they may have been, they need only be pleasing to men’s itching ears, and so they would look to his epistles and such as from G-d, study line upon line and precept upon precept and go and fall backward, be broken, ensnared and taken in fulfillment of the L-RD’s Word, and wonder why others walked at liberty and set themselves against all freedom and endeavor to lead all of humanity into captivity of their own making. “All’s fair in love and war.”
But Jews who know G-d’s Word would not be taken and would know the correct meaning of Messiah’s Mission as HaShem’s stumbling block and rock of offense.
The thing that is wonderful about the Gentiles faith in Christ, and about them in general, is how they endure faithful to one another and Christ ‘after the fact’ and their hatred of Jews is perhaps valid because Jews made wise by Torah disdain foolishness and pity that may be shown to the unwise and Torah-less. Because such are curses and things that would not be in a Torah-based society and world. Gentiles with any knowledge of Torah prefer to use the Torah as scoundrels would, in order to hunt both Jew and Gentile alike but with zero regard or allegiance to G-d and the Law, and by extension, His Christ. When Christ heeds the Law he is indeed a curse to the Gentiles who run alway contrary to it and live mostly in mad and mocking defiance.
What they fear most of all is the Thousand Year Reign.
Doctrine and Covenants 6:26-27 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that there are records which contain much of my gospel, which has been kept back because of the wickedness of the people; And now I command you, that if you have good desires—a desire to lay up treasures for yourself in heaven—then shall you assist in bringing to light, with your gift, those parts of my scriptures which have been hidden because of iniquity.
Paul worked masterfully, yet was not crowned, except by his own contemporaries and yes men – Romans. He had great faith in God but had is own agenda, everyman’s weakness, even as disobedient Saul had his own way of waging warfare to his own downfall and ruin. What we learn as either enemies to Christ and G-d or as faithful stewards and believing Jews is on the one hand even as it may be on the other, condemnation and damnation or Victory and everlasting life. Paul intended to make it very hard on believers, who would suffer much before death might release them from this ‘body of death’ and be raised with either the Just or the Unjust at the resurrection of either/or. G-d alone knows the secrets of the heart.
Ha-satan or the devil revels in boasting and making known the secrets of his evil deeds and purposes, intentions, and miserable fate, and exults in stirring the sons of men up unto bloodshed, pitting people against one another, neighbor against neighbor, etc. Paul, knowing this, was the first (?) to realize he could make a killing out of misrepresenting G-d and have his own bit of revenge upon his enemies in his own way and figured Christ was going to suffer either way. Thus he reasoned it would be best to make the most out of ‘poetic license’ and whatever the outcome may be. G-d would not cease to be G-d and would raise Christ and all with him either way. Let the chips fall where they may, Paul goes on his merry way and mazel tov to you all! Sincerely, Saul of Tarsus.
A single moment in a righteous man’s life may effect the entire history of evil and birth a new level, paradigm and realization of virtue unto Victory Everlast, especially marvelous to those who had not anticipated any such thing, like the justified heathen with no knowledge of G-d’s Might (Galatians 3:8, Zechariah 4:6).
Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
It may be down to you but it is up to He.
When men finally get over themselves, it is often too late to enjoy what might have been, but in submitting to the Golden Rule of the golden rod which sprouts in due season for good reason, you may find old age to be of a more worthy advantage than youth with all its’ glorious vain folly.
The all in all depends on upon all in One. It is evident that everyone, without exception, wants to live life on their own terms only and only when absolutely necessary will even involve anyone else. “Two’s a crowd on my cloud…blah, blah, blah…” Considering this, the wicked desire to rule the world and are very zealous for involvement first move and last, so that when they may and push comes to shove, they will be the ones doing all the pushing and shoving. HaShem’s servant casts long and steadily to catch what may prove worth it; prefers freedom to captivity and arranges affairs in a winning manner so that when one hand washes the other – both finish clean.
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Affliction does not rise up a second time when the L-RD involves Himself in the affairs of men. But left to their own devices, men are lazy, presumptuous, idolatrous fools taking and being taken by their own pretended confidences and cavernous thought processes. Always looking out for number one is a very exhausting way to live, but finding even one man you may trust is equally if not more bewildering. Therefore, make peace with G-d first, then reconcile affairs with others and then bring together the offering for sin and atoning sacrifice and enjoy a communal meal with rejoicing before the L-RD!
Never believe the hype. ‘There is a way which seems right unto man but the end thereof are the ways of death.’ Life is typically and predictably Straight Street. Trust in your own G-d-given strengths and abilities and allow G-d to nurture and perfect them in the most mutually beneficial of Ways. All other roads lead to the Dead End of Presumption – The Great Transgression (Psalm 19:13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression).
Natural Born Liars Vs. Natural Born Sires.
The Latter desire something more and noble out of life; demand more of themselves and they will have and enjoy it thanks to Christ and G-d. ‘Say unto the righteous it shall be well with them.’ The former will rue the day they were born and leave the world no less forlorn for their absence. Praise G-d! ‘To be forgotten [seems to mean] to die utterly.’ ~Lucy Hughes-Hallett
If G-d grants all a new heart and spirit, the wicked may still try to misuse and abuse the same. Only Torah prevents the same from doing so.
Becoming a Christian who zealously believes in spreading a gospel of error without the least regard or knowledge of Torah/Christ and G-d is spiritual suicide favored by a man who fell upon his own sword. You’re immediately marked by every enemy and made game of by fools, and when you really ‘meet’ Christ and discover G-d, you will probably hate yourself and G-d too though it were Paul’s gospel that may have been to blame, it might also have saved you, if not for your own wayward zeal and self-confidence.
1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
Mormon 9:31 Condemn me not because of mine imperfection, neither my father, because of his imperfection, neither them who have written before him; but rather give thanks unto G-d that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been.
Every itching ear, without exception, hears what it wants to hear. Every heart loves and hates erroneously without fail until it is broken and remade.
Never despair! The Game is afoot! The players are all dispensable heroes and zeros, the choice is ours – not Paul’s not Christ’s not G-d’s. The devil would love to choose for you, but only you may ultimately take responsibility for you, and every hair on your head is numbered. Why will you die, O house of Israel?
Again, reason it out for yourselves. The Torah alone will set you Straight Street. Many believe they love to take the road less traveled, but all will find at the end thereof, Robert is aptly named ‘Frost,’ and as I’ve stated perpetual winter is bloody hell to survive and is all one very cold moment without and fear within of Santa’s visitations’ unwanted.
The alternative is saving conversion which ends with eternal Shabbat and you remain among the living because of Torah observance. L’Shanah Tovah! All else feels the concision which Paul is his characteristic chivalrous style warns all of; but the wicked, unbelieving and abominable haven’t the foggiest idea what he means.
Never disagree with the L-RD no matter what the advantage you imagine you have; no matter what the promised reward may be; no matter what the cost of allegiance, hold fast to Him in the Faith and you will receive infinitely more than you may ask or imagine both in this world and in the world to come.
No matter how hopeless a situation may seem to be there is always something you may do to improve it, and thereby improve on yourself and G-d’s investment in you. This is what makes heroes out of ordinary men. You haven’t the least idea or conception of what kind of wonders lie dormant within you waiting for Faith to call them forth into word, deed, and action unto victory immortal.
1 Corinthians 14:19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.
We The People have dwindled in unbelief for so long, we are pathetic in the eyes of our adversaries and our own children, and often quite deservedly so. To our shame, those in power would gladly welcome refugees and immigrants than work to save a dying race of former believers turned witches, conmen, and trash holes with trash mouths spewing reviling words towards people they once loved in vain, if indeed it were in vain – only you may decide and make the difference one way or the other.
“Be angry but sin not.” Turn your anger into positive action or at least no-fault inaction.
2 Nephi 28:16a Woe 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!
Pragmatic Vs. Dogmatic
Pragmatic people or men will use force and reason in such a Way that they become protectors, enablers and advocates of those with the blessed obligation to fulfill Scripture and build up Zion the Renewed and Jerusalem the New in a land without walls, fences, prisons and such abominations as separate neighbor from neighbor, and disallow One and all the right to Life, Liberty and the Happiness that comes from serving G-d and your fellow countrymen with all your might mind and strength in the Way that leads to Kingdom Come . Otherwise is either a necessary diversion in occupational necessity or strictly bullshit. Humanity and all its dreams, endeavors, causes, and strivings otherwise set up the eventual collapse of society and set people against one another in so many ways, every day is Christmas unto the evil and they reap a reward from vast selections of corruptions in vanity which all otherwise minded and oriented or disoriented people become when they fall away from Kingdom lifestyle and Liberty Divinely bestowed on such as love G-d and keep His commandments as a matter of life and death which they surely are and must be if any are to be “saved.”
“Death before dishonor.”
Paul repeated the worst sin of Saul by turning back, as when he was told to destroy the Amalekites completely with all that pertained to them. Had Barnabas been in charge of the Hosts of HaShem or the armies of the L-RD, he would never have rested till the job was done. History does never fail to repeat itself one way or another. Heroic souls need not apply for leadership positions. Such never fail to bask in their own blood stained (gory) glory and thereafter unto their own anticlimactic ruination to leave the people they were loved by with very little consolation except the memory of what might have been had the hero been a little less heroic, or presumptuous. Such is the fate of heroes and we need not dwell upon their failures so much as what may yet remain of the opportunity they rightly envisioned and what was revealed in consequence but dealt with in their own way, which is what makes a hero a hero. People are often defeated by their own memorable iconoclastic demigods as may never have really existed and fail to make good and wise use of what does exist and that, if rightly invested in and encouraged, led, fed and read well may lead One as all unto Glory Immortal in HaShem rather than in men born to folly and ‘by golly, what do you suppose was behind that or that is all about or how do you suppose that happened, etc.’ People are always defeated by their own gods, idols, heroes, and even martyred Saints so-called and wizened Sages somehow led out of the Way, never to recover the road to glory thereafter, whom nevertheless, having hope, must wait, never in vain, for a next generation to overcome and get the victory One and all have sacrificed much or little for. The same is what really decides who the real heroes are.
Paul rightly understood this, perceiving his folly to be of much more use to G-d than his former heroism vainly thought to be something to boast about, and so he turned back to strengthen what he had already accomplished that those willing might be patient unto salvation, and trusting Barnabas into the Hands of the L-RD with his compatriot John-Mark’s assist, would have the people ready to take advantage of whatever the outcome of Barnabas’ ministry would be.
In Faith, all things were done is the wisdom of He who forms the hearts of all men individually that together they might realize the blessing of Unity and overcome things that tend to divide, be that hero worship, idolatry, the Enemy of all or the displeasure of the Almighty. In patience possess your souls and in His own due time, all things shall work together for the good of those who love G-d, both soldier, and armor bearer, he who glories in himself and he who goes the extra mile for the L-RD, so that there may come a time and day when both and all will realize that we are all dependent upon the same G-d for all we have and are, being otherwise all as beggars (Mosiah 4:19) – some with the imaginations and proclivities of ‘heroes’ or wise men; others with the humility and patience that speaks more valiantly and wisely of the Glory and Truth of G-d than the great Orator’s Golden Tongue or the mighty soldier’s double-edged sword, straight set to administer not but swift justice exacting the L-RD’s vengeance upon His enemies and no more but certainly no less than in any case. “Thy Right Hand shall find out all they that hate Thee.”
The Word of HaShem is always fulfilled. Amen.
May HaShem provide atonement for all those guilty of the Great Transgression (Psalm 19:13). And there be few indeed who are not guilty. Who among men may know the answers? He who lets or he who restrains and sets limits? Jonathan may have sung of such mysteries when inadvertently disobeying his father’s command.
Again and again, they turned back and tested G-d, and imposed limits on Kadosh Yisroel.(Tehillim/Psalm 78:41)
You can’t stop us on the road to freedom
You can’t keep us ’cause our eyes can see
Men with insight, men in granite
Knights in armor bent on chivalry
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
She’s an angel of the first degree
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
Just like honey, baby, from the bee
“Cometh the hour, cometh the man, [yet] a land without heroes may be fortunate in their absence, for a hero is a menace to any state’s equilibrium…”~ Berthold Brecht
“…only a fortunate land is confident enough to dispense with heroes. It is desperation that prompts people to crave a champion, a protector, or a redeemer and having identified one to offer him their worship…”
Acts 14:14-17 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living G-d, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM. “In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways; and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”
“A hero is not a role model…Lord Tennyson upon meeting Garibaldi was delighted to find in him the ‘divine [insensibility]’ of a hero.’ [Nevertheless] an exaggerated veneration for an exceptional individual poses an insidious temptation. It allows [people] to abnegate responsibility, looking to [Jesus] for salvation or the fulfillment which they should properly be working to accomplish for themselves.
“A revulsion from the majority from one’s fellow beings combined with an exaggerated admiration for the exceptional few…Such unstable societies inevitably develop a politically poisonous mix.
“…at odds with a fractured, fudged together thing that society necessarily is…A society that loses sight of the standard of perfection [Torah] is a dangerously unstable one: from the accommodating to the corrupt is an easy slide…
“Heroes – like Saviors and redeemers are objects of veneration rather than holders of power…yet, like Moses, they can win a battle, or quell a riot, or raise a revolution simply by being seen. They don’t have to be active – or even alive. They don’t need to be present: it is enough that they should be so apparently…
“The same may be hard to accommodate in a well-ordered state and near impossible in a corrupt one. Heroes, Savior’s, redeemer’s, etc., often seem to be rebels and traitors, and because their actions and words are the embodiment of the Law, they stand aloof, transcend all moral value, judgment and constitutional control; by virtue of G-d in them and the extraordinary gifts they strive to use to [His Glory’s] sake.
“[However] In a warrior culture, nobility coexists comfortably with a capacity for mass murder.” ~Lucy Hughes-Hallett
A Chosen vessel or person as Agamemnon might say, “…because no individual can count for so much as a community, and therefore the ruler of that community is, by definition and regardless of his or anybody else’s personal qualities, the greatest person in it.”
James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
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 the L-RD seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
Doctrine and Covenants 50:26-28 He that is ordained of G-d and sent forth, the same is appointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he is the least and the servant of all. Wherefore, he is a possessor of all things; for all things are subject unto him, both in heaven and on the earth, the life and the light, the Spirit and the power, sent forth by the will of the Father through Jesus Christ, his Son. But no man is a possessor of all things except he is purified and cleansed from all sin.
2 Nephi 30:12b …a little child shall lead them.
And his name shall be ‘Chesed,’ even Chesed ben Yisrael.
Psalm 72:7 In his days may righteousness flourish and peace abound until the moon is no more.
“The man who is incapable of working in common, or who in his self-sufficiency, has no need of others, is no part of the community.” Aristotle [The same is probably the fault of a pathologically unbalanced community, but is no excuse for not caring or involving yourself in said community’s restoration – the lesson in a beast of burden (Buridan’s Ass) is the burden itself, which helps the Shepherd become what he should be].
Seven times worse than either is the curse of those who are so dependent, ungrateful, and completely unwilling to be of any use at all while taking for granted and demanding entitlements, privileges and such rewards as the gods don’t crave, ask for or expect of their fellows and/or tributaries for absolutely nothing in return, whom are loathsome indeed and unforgivable in my estimation and yet seven times worse are those who make use, abuse and merchandise of them without demanding reform or correction whatsoever. Their Leader seven times more damnable than they all! Whoever claims to be a leader of such a people is only affirming satan’s rule.
Proverbs 26:25 When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.
Using Christ as an excuse or crutch is worse than crucifying him.
Both keeper and kept in such a scenario are none the better for any exchange or agreement. Disagreements come to less than and require less allegiance to such. What we get is a community and society as status quo American Legion may become; ornery, stupid, presumptuous, pestilential and wasteful, feigning either madness and incompetence or its opposite; but the whole ball of wax refuses even its own innate purpose – to melt by the heat of its own waste or the sun’s brilliant ray’s, from which said ball hides – considering itself under no one’s authority – not even the plant life is so ungrateful, unruly and un-usefully unreceptive as this mob of a generation seven times dead while it lives may be.
Helaman 13:38 But behold, your days of probation are past; ye have procrastinated the day of your salvation until it is everlastingly too late, and your destruction is made sure; yea, for ye, have sought all the days of your lives for that which ye could not obtain; and ye have sought for happiness in doing iniquity, which thing is contrary to the nature of that righteousness which is in our great and Eternal Head.
There may be no healing in an old decrepit Beast of prey what gloried in itself and not its’ Creator? It may have to be destroyed by any means necessary, which explains its’ latter-day self-preserving treachery among the nations. It existed for a purpose it wholly failed to pursue, obtain and fulfill. Instead taking its’ fill from a tableland despoiled on every hand outstretched for a hand out or bribe for to afford any means of living a lazy, stupid, idolatrous life of drug delirium/dementia and vomit filled imagination outdone only by the elite criminally insane it houses in a desperate attempt to impose its own rule futile, hateful and disease-ridden in every house and hole of serpent or den of wolves playing everything from doctor to President-Elect, to scum sucking garbage collecting pawn shop or storage space operating reprobate that ever fell out of an abused womb so broken and barren and patched together with mesh it is beyond contraception’s ability of protecting anything within a mile radius of its virtue-less, stinking swine hole that does never say ‘enough!’ Even in the grave it shall scream to be sated with its’ own flesh rotted to nevermore of an old angry whore never should have been but was the American Sweetheart turned rancid tart, old broken cart full of smart and wicked hate for every stinking ingrate it ever courted and aborted the seed of or set up in office of the U.S. Presidency (and I don’t know which is worse) gone to the rats only and trolls lonely and bats dung foul of an inordinately sickening and unforgivably lecherous kind of evil mind many, employed in chaotic order for the days of doom many it anticipates We The People should suffer for our naïve patriotism?
1 Peter 2:16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as G-d’s slaves.
The End has come, gone and done come round again for to repeatedly empty itself as fast as it may invite fools in and out of its old barren womb way. “There is a way that seems right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death…” ~Solomon ben David.
This is the unruly, diseased mob of pig sloppin’ unclean turds of Congress stuck in command of Legion’s demand; and they, in no-wise MAY agree with one another about anything but keeping an open mouth/grave to fill, which grave is the political body of the day. Freedom is forbidden and happiness is an absurd impossibility at this point and every man’s word is his wife and keeper’s disgusting insatiable craving for more, more, more…The end of the Whore is as unfortunate as the beginning of it – sad, stupid and wasteful. All allegiant to Her should be considered cut-off and dead. Her Society is Cruelty without cause or right. Abandon ship!
The L-RD would otherwise have destroyed these people and this State with fire long ago, if it had not been for His own mission in their midst which was to realize and bring forth the blessings the wicked have been militantly ignorant of for millennia. His will is to do the impossible in the midst of His enemies, to fulfill what Christianity (if it means anything at all) means to Him, “I will love them freely;” and His charge and command “Destroy it not, for there is a blessing in it…If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee, but return not thou unto them.”
Perhaps the wrath (such wrath as I will choose to diagnose as ‘Achilles’ Syndrome’) which drove Simeon and Levi anciently to destroy Hamor’s race is overdue to this present day, which for those who are in HaShem, is no less than the L-RD’s own wrath poured out upon the wicked enemies of righteousness (Ezekiel 21:31, Nahum 1:6). Such only becomes marred when it is mixed and confused with and by men who take glory unto themselves for something that is no more than blood guilt and use the Name or Torah in a manner unworthy, as scoundrels within the bounds of Torah, for whom It was not created, except according to Paul (1 Timothy 1:9). Such lay in wait for sin and by sin kill or ensnare others or judge them contrary to Torah, G-d’s will and even mankind’s common sense and shared duty to one another (Romans 13:8), which many men of our generation or time are guilty of doing far worse than to their ever-lasting shame (Jeremiah 2:34-37). Thanks be to HaShem, Whom through Christ may forgive sins, not unto death and deliver us from those who commit such sins daily with or without realizing it. May He restore Us to Our Right Mind and Grant Us a Willing Spirit with which We may come boldly to His Mercy Seat or approach meekly to His Throne, or if weighed down too heavily with sins of blood guilt, etc., stand afar off, beat upon a broken-hearted breast and confess and plead pardon, asking in all humility that He might provide atonement for our trespass and reconcile Us unto Unity of the Brethren, and We The People Reconciled by Grace and Kindness.
Psalm 145:18-20 The L-RD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. The L-RD keeps all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.
D&C 64:10-11 I, HaShem, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you, it is required to forgive all men. And ye ought to say in your hearts—let God judge between me and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds. (1 Samuel 24:12-15).
Psalm 99:8b G-d-Who-Forgives.
It was Our divine responsibility to the L-RD and His people, many of whom have been caught in this hellish monstrosity of evil works and bitter intentions since their unfortunate childhood, destroyed matter-of-factly by parental misguidance in iniquity. But there was a time when parents or some of the more nobly inclined elders suffered what they had brought upon themselves for the sake of sparing their children a like fate and making the most of an opportunity new…but they did not or could not love them as the L-RD may and does so as to raise them up in the Way they should choose unto the Glorification of His own Name in them. However marred by iniquity and sin-stained this dark world may be, it is a marvelous thing to travel through it fully aware of G-d’s Way and be able to see how He uses every creature and created thing to show forth His power and permit mankind with freewill (which mankind for its part would take away from itself!) to choose either the evil or the good, life and blessing or death and cursing; Mitzvoth or Transgression. And when a generation is raised in ignorance of – not knowing what is evil or what is good – they may hardly be expected to know the difference much less choose with intelligent discretion for their own sake and Spiritual growth, which is the Point of all created things.
America is a miracle in G-d’s Hands, a chosen and promised land none may deny any longer, but which some men have striven mightily to destroy and manipulate from both within and without to their own shame and everlasting destruction and eternal damnation if they do not repent, realize their duty and perform with clarity of spiritual insight the mission laid before them in the Scriptures. Ignorance is easily led astray by witchcraft, priest craft and its’ own dumb will to survive its’ dumb choices and life’s decisions. When things turn hard luck and no one seems to give a damn, it is easy to join the circus or zoo escapees and act the part dealt you by an idol hand of some cards created in idle madness and loss of sanity in playing a game of vanity whose cost is souls destroyed or bargained with and lives consumed by ungrateful debtors unwilling to acknowledge their responsibility in accountability for One as for all’s potential in a godly manner and Way rather than glory after a beastly fashion for a season of no more reason than treason traitorous. There seems to be immediate and every day satisfaction in bestial striving; but when G-d looks upon you, you feel as satan must have when turned into a miserable serpent whose diet was/is dust and blood sucked from the heels of the children of men left abandoned in a parking lot’s car on a sweltering, unusually warm September day by a parental unit trading the same for a little more time to bask in sin and rotten, dirty, stinking survival of the dumbest swine to ever cross the ocean and spread their idol inspired plague abroad as a Gentile tribute to the Promised Land turned Desolation’s Bounty. Beasts have no spirit, no virtue and very little concern for anything more than their innate talent for a life wild and unholy and not much use for mankind. It may be even more true of domesticated abominations which strive in such lowly idiocy to control all they may for that which grants them undeserved freedom to live like pigs and all things may be considered or reckoned as pigs that are unclean according to the Law. That is why they long and love to terrorize clean beasts that are of use to mankind and of no harm to Creation when men live honorably and in harmony, by the Book. Pigs and Bastards live by evil oath and witch craft dependency, sports, and the grand delusion of self occupancy in whatever role they play in society so-called, illegitimately claimed among devils and bastard children born for destruction and blind fury.
Home-girl America just lost Her Way is all and scoundrels offered more ways and rewards than waiting on the L-RD (Jeremiah 30:14). She being rather than transfigured to glory, was instead transformed from Wisdom and Purity of heart itself to a terrible necessary guileful wickedness at war with the enemies of Life and Light such legendary heroes as Achilles, a representation of Courage and Valor, would otherwise choose and enjoy in Unity of Purpose Divinely Decreed, Ordained and Liberally Bestowed upon One as all choosing Her, never again losing Her; free from all anxiety, anger, baseless hate and envy begrudging itself the choice to love as freely as G-d loves all.
The wicked are such as Covenant with Death and with shamed-faceless confusion embody the same to their eventual ruination. And I say, let them! For thereby may we save the nation for the Living who choose life and enjoy Covenant Blessings with the Eternal, Immortal, Omnipotent G-d, HaShem of Hosts.
Christ knew the price of Divine Liberty and Right. Men may admire the Plan and Promise but are all too often ignorant of the Price. They kill rather than sacrifice and never come to know the fullness of the Reward in hearkening to the Command, “Follow me…”
Romans 5:7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But G-d demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
“A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage.” ~Cato
“Sono nella Poesia, I am living poetry.” ~Nino Bixio
“Man is heaven-born; not the thrall of circumstance, of Necessity, but the victorious subduer thereof.” ~Carlyle
When Odysseus meets the shade of Achilles in the underworld, a place of non-being, and compliments him on his godlike qualities which won him honor in his lifetime and now, in Odysseus’ estimation, merited or entitled Achilles to ‘Lord it over the dead,’ Achilles response is grim, ‘No winning words to me about Death, shining Odysseus.’ The [Covenant] he made (irrevocable now) had proved more terrible than he could have imagined. The ‘immortal fame’ he won was a piffling satisfaction, no compensation for the loss of precious life…Sentiments Plato wanted to keep from those on whom freedom places the obligation to fear servitude more than death. They would be wrong to do so, says Achilles. He would prefer to be a slave to a landless peasant if he could only be alive again, than rule over the ‘breathless dead.’ He paid for his glory with his life, and the glory wasn’t worth the price…the heroic code is founded upon a misestimation.
So what took hold of Achilles? What was so important to him to have driven him to slaughter thousands relentlessly? The Wrath of G-d – Hatred of Evil – hatred for men who would so abuse a ‘vessel set apart for pollution’ (Ezekiel 22:10) aka a woman – especially a daughter of Zion – the Pure in Heart.
“Great natures are especially prone to sorrow.” ~Aristotle
“A great heart which breaks is a spectacle which breaks all hearts.” ~Dumas
The infamous, invincible and invulnerable beloved hero of the 19th Century, the “Uncrowned King of the Peoples” – Garibaldi, best described by a Japanese hero Saigō Takamori (whose life story very much parallels his) who wrote “He who cares neither about his life, nor about his fame, nor about rank or money – such a man is hard to deal with. Yet it is only such a man who will undergo every hardship with his companions in order to carry out a great work for his country.” Garibaldi was such a man.
“The man who defends his own country or attacks the country of others is no more than a soldier, but a man who goes to offer his sword and his blood to every people struggling against tyranny is more than a soldier; he is a hero.” ~Garibaldi
All men have faults, however, and if Garibaldi had them, the worst was perhaps faith in others, confidence in his fellows. He no doubt inspired the same, but he could in nowise fashion their hearts anew just by being heroic himself. Another fault was believing Liberty was to be won or granted people by men like himself, a grand misestimation indeed! Such was a tragic fault in a man gifted with divinely inspired insight.
“Liberty itself must sometimes be forced [foisted] upon the people for their own future good.” ~Garibaldi
In the end, when contemplating the result of his heroic endeavors and struggles upon behalf of his country and its citizens, he had to admit his disappointment and to own the truth bleakly – “It was a different Italy than the one I had dreamed of all my life.”
The Good News is Christ, by his own knowledge of all men and the likelihood, if not predestined assurance of their folly in choosing evil, made such a sacrifice as would counter its affects on an eternal basis and make better use of the fallen race in their weak desperation in dreaded darkness of circumstance than to rally them heroically in a struggle which would not be worth the price paid in HaShem’s estimate exacting exactly. People needed an eternal reminder of the Way Holy and Torah Lifestyle which Christ’s Advent and Intercession would forever be for those who know and love HaShem.
It is unfortunate that the greater majority of what once were ‘gods’ have chosen to become so evil in the fallen world, dedicated to embarrassing lifestyles of complete desperation and failure, posturing like proud, shameless fools born in futility to become no better than an owned utility to be turned off or on by the evil inclination; destroyed or employed by that which initiates them in the darkest abyss to rise and conquer that which is not an enemy or even threat and means them no harm. This is Legion and there are no heroes in their ranks. COPS are not the ‘real deal.’ Roman soldiers were all or mostly self-seeking gluttons and mercenaries for hire, and We The People are guilty of joining ourselves to this abomination all because we couldn’t figure out how to manage the creature or be managed by it; how to be kind to one another and treat others as we would to be treated until it was too late to realize that the aforementioned abomination had infiltrated our society so as to plague it with bad attitudes and bogus claims to authority precisely deadly and dumb. If We do not stand together now in the Faith that saves, the end is certain thanks to feigned patriotism in delusively cruel minds of Sodom and Gomorrah United in never-ending sport and Lawless brutality politely let in the front door of the everyman’s home in pretense of the greatest betrayal of covenant (Psalm 55:21) ever known and perpetrated by our willing consent and selfish ill-concern for all and all for none. Isn’t that a bitch? Now We realize as always too late that family matters and the sacred importance of family and friends can only really exist and thrive in peace and freedom unto happiness in the L-RD. Otherwise, we’re as good as dead meat, cowboy…
Riddle me this, Batman…Judges 14:18 Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him, “What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?” Samson said to them, “If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle.”
“It is an [Unforgivable Sin] for men to be forced to butcher one another in order to come to an understanding.” ~Garibaldi (an avowed pacifist – admittedly rather incongruous, given that fighting had been most of his life’s work).
2 Nephi 30:10 For the time speedily cometh that HaShem G-d shall cause a great division among the people.
Leviticus 10:10; 11:45
There is no abundance and no charity that doesn’t tend strictly to disparity among those who were ‘found wanting.’ Daniel 5:27 ‘Mene Tekel Peres’.
Barnabas evidentially trusted G-d would provide and went forward. Paul had gone as far as he could or was willing and perhaps fearing something might be revealed about him contrary to the people’s faith in him and his gospel would be ‘found wanting’ if he went forward and so turned back to what he had already worked with to strengthen the work. However, this was a tragic parting indeed. Remember people had been ready to receive Barnabas as Zeus and Paul as Hermes because he was the chief speaker of the two, which they together rightly rejected the flattering invitation of as idolatry laid as a snare of the Ha-satan to catch them in. Ha-satan yet lay in wait with Ha-Nook to take the Book and forsake the Giver. They found the opportunity when the dynamic duo split up and in the future would manipulate the Word as Gentiles might canonize an authoritative version that had so little to do with the Hebrew and more to do with anti-Semitism than any other book in circulation among Jews and Gentiles, to be revealed and straightened out in the own due time of G-d. The split destined the New Testament to become a work of idolatry and not entirely Holy Writ after all. Only the Spirit may tell what’s what and who is who and it is mostly painfully obvious in affect as a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12).
Like modern-day America = Empty, no refills. When you light a candle in the general vicinity of a Gentile, you will find they provide a bushel of bushels to hide it under. We The People of the Latter-days have done little more than justify the Ha-satan and condemn ourselves by condemning G-d by denying the Holy Spirit and closing the Gates to the Kingdom permanently against all who would to and indeed must enter Lawfully, if any are to enter in at all – demanding instead from the womb that all submit and live a life Saul-fully and dogmatically redundant and eventually evil.
No one ever bothered to think or ask it seems when Paul stated he proclaimed with tears in his eyes that some were the enemies of Christ, whether or not the tears were tears of rueful joy or sadness lamentable, and I tend to think they were of the former sort from the many wanting realities born of his gospel. Perhaps Nero shut him up in prison for good reason (treason). There are many tell-tale signs about the truth of what was going on in the gospels and epistles or works of the apostles that the sin and error therein is idolatry, but the Ha-satan worked in the same people who would stir Barnabas and Paul to be regarded as the gods Zeus and Hermes unto pride in themselves rather than complete reliance upon Him who was at work in them, and when it didn’t work, the same people would later stone Paul and leave him for dead, but were apparently unable to touch Barnabas whose time had not yet come. Why? Why even mention the come to pass? Why mention a dispute that separated them and give no detail? Why not continue with Barnabas and John-Mark instead of Paul and Timothy? What was Paul up to that the Jews and perhaps G-d did not agree with?
I mean to entertain you with the best explanation of what never came to pass in America as described by lousy collections of caged informants and trolls of the Witch of Endor.
You may be familiar with the Biblical account? If not, the Witch of Endor was famous in her time for practicing necromancy and such ghastly sins of witch craft as would in times Lawful and prosperous, fair and winning among We The People earn her a quick stoning or death by fire, and We would have quickly put away evil from our midst and gotten back to the business of living straight way. But, alas and nay! This is not the case in Latter-day delusion grandly evil of abomination out of hand!
You see, anciently there was a man named Saul who wished to be king over all the land and especially the Kingdom of G-d more than anything that would have been worth his toil and struggle otherwise. But he had no way of beating his adversary whom the G-d Who once gave him as king for the people to reign over had chosen in his stead; a young man by the name of David who was a righteous son and genuinely gifted man who genuinely cared about others and especially his God who was with him. The same man had so frustrated and embarrassed this man Saul that he was driven mad with envy and hatred quite unbecoming one of his regal stature and birth line. Yet, for all his egotistical self-confidence and boasting in his own strength and cunning, he could not, by any means, catch and kill this innocent shepherd boy worth seven of himself to all those about him and especially beloved of his G-d. This Saul in his pathetic and frenzied angry mind pestilential in its workings and affect upon his kingdom finally reasoned madly that if he sought the advantage he so desperately needed and desired of a famous witch, he might gain his chance to overcome and beat the better man who had only sought to honor him and protect him all the days he sought to kill him with deception and guile. This was the affect of an evil spirit sent from G-d to harass and annoy Saul for his sins, but which he was not in the least made any better or wiser by.
“Wickedness proceeds from the wicked.” saith the ancient’s proverb and it was certainly true of what had become of this once charming man of tall stature and winning appearance.
But, as I say, he sought the old bird and bag of ham steaks at once and with all due haste, ‘god speed’ and seriousness as he thought the moment and situation called for, though he knew better and had been warned against it and even outlawed the same himself! This man’s hypocrisy knew no bounds! Nor his self-seeking malignancy of avarice. The witch having no real power but trickery and a lying tongue no man could silence for its blasphemy, conjured up a vision of a dead prophet and Saul, being weakened in spirit and naturally given to delusions of grandeur, fell for it, and nothing more came of his venture than his own fate sealed (he would eventually take his own life by falling on his sword for fear of what worse enemies would do to him) and his enemy’s vindication (who had been nothing but a son, protector and friend to the king all his days) and made way to the throne Saul had occupied in vain and still thought he deserved though the G-d of all Creation had rejected him as if he were a homeless subject of his kingdom seeking shelter for years of dutiful service and allegiance unwavering.
End story? Hardly. History repeats itself alway, as Solomon, David’s son and heir to the throne, would later point out and teach all the inhabitants of the kingdom the truth of.
“As we age” as one of my contemporaries and friends in the philosophical realm of Latter-day thought might say…we become rather desperate, uncouth and uncaring, forgetful, angry, bitter, and caustic…
Often times, we find this leads to agreements unforgivable and certainly disturbing. The old, and well, let’s call a spade a spade, lecherous combine, associate and gather themselves together in bodies and bind themselves by strong cords of oath and vow in iniquity none too smart, and pledge to do and commit such atrocious and underhanded acts of vile wickedness and crimes as make infanticide seem like a parental duty and norm.
Again, these cats and rats of a league despairingly called humanity in error of species identification, bind themselves together and deteriorate in such an unclean squalor and reprehensible manner of existing (and for all the onlooker may tell, the same is a false boast of or about these who have become more dead than alive) in places that would otherwise prove very useful and bring prosperity to a people who might be trusted and even invested in wisely, (but remember we are dealing with witches and warlocks here!) and might be a blessing to the State in which they are tolerated as ‘seniors’ who ought rightly be termed elders and folks of wisdom if they hadn’t lost their minds and all capacity for doing good in vanity and despair of life in which they worked nothing but evil continually, suffering much of the same as a reward and losing all they might have otherwise enjoyed in the latter-end of their lives prolonged by criminal allegiances and such. Unfortunately, when headless bags of bones and after birth leavings reckon, they do not reckon well, but scheme together, serve the evil one gladly and willingly, probably without much choice in the matter, plotting and committing such crimes as would not be tolerated in any sane Nation of people living unto their Creator for the reward of eternal life. Alas! These die every day unto their master who also is necessarily dead to life and is so cruel of imagination Lawless one must and ought to fear him! as our blessed Savior warned us before we crucified him and pinned the tail on his donkey generation after generation of hell bound degeneracy run hog wild. But such entities as the witch of Endor and Saul would gladly defy reason and have the devil to be their lord and master, guide and leader. For such wickedly wanting subjects fit for no good use as are all gall and no glory, thrive upon death and despair of every living thing and winning attribute mankind may possess and cherish with a heart grateful. I humbly suggest I am such a grateful soul as would be numbered among the living and honor the cost thereof gladly and willingly, year unto year until the end of my years, happy with such living reasons as Faith, Hope and Charity unto abundant goodness never waning in goodwill toward all among both the quick and the dead, and be wisely judged according to the difference. Never bogusly assumed and made merchandise of unto the ruin of all lawful ideation and creation. And so, I will readily admit I do not fit into the community of absurdities murderous, gluttonous, bitter and deceptive as all hell may be and I would warn you are; and that, quite without shame.
Parasitic and pessimistic to the core always, these people tend to hole up in Shiite terrorist cells practicing such sadistic rites of witch craft and demonic dementia as makes Sharia Law inflicted seem like a ride at Disney Land, around which they crowd as the most frequent meal ticket holders at the Golden Corral’s buffet for the Carnival of Complainers, or Eat-a-Ville Railroad (Psalm 106:35-40) and about the Cross of Calvary they’ve always been eager to gather at as many bones as may fall from their master’s victim’s crosses as Catholic Mass-sters lay claim to in preference to the crumbs they truly deserve or don’t and are unworthy of.
But I, being divinely directed, would grant a last, even dying opportunity to every soul who might have enjoyed something infinitely better in this world and in the one to come beyond what anyone may imagine or describe in earthly terms, and few indeed are destined to enjoy, having denied their Lord when they had opportunity to serve him in truth and righteousness.
Days swiftly pass, and we render little thanks or awareness for all the Grace undeserved we experience every day. I bid you partake of a full cup of life’s blessings and choose the life that you may live.
As a servant of the Highest, with no little amount of authority entrusted to me, I would grant you every chance and opportunity to redeem the days which are evil for good reason we all ought to be aware of and remind one another of every hour. Take hold of His Hand as the Hand of a merciful and loving Father stretched out to gather Home His own beloved children. For the Resurrection of the Just is never so near as we always fail to realize and the last day that comes as a thief in the night is verily every night both for those who are perishing and for those who are being saved. May He reason kindly and fairly with you even as you may have done with He, forgiving you for your part in ignorance of the truth.
Ether 5:6 And now, if I have no authority for these things, judge ye; for ye shall know that I have authority when ye shall see me, and we shall stand before G-d at the last day. Amen.
All this, more or less, explains how, from age to age, and generation to generation, Gentiles through some disciples and apostles so-called hi-jacked the Savior’s Work and His religion and turned Judaism into Idolatry or Christianity which led Straight Street to Popery and every evil practiced in secret and vain show of all sorts of governments, cultures, and religions so-called all over the globe-trotted for time, times, and half a time, which has come down to modern-day America best typified and defined in the Book of Esther. Esther 8:26 is the prophets last exhortation to peace via repentance preached to the people in vain…Wherefore, take heed to your ways and be saved…
In ‘ancient’ Israel, in each generation and age, the Jews and Leaders of other nations, who both, for the most part, refused to acknowledge Messiah; nevertheless, were either zealously or reluctantly dependent upon Messiah’s existence and authority for doing justice unto themselves and those who looked to them for support, employ and survival. If a Savior or Testator lived to tell the tale himself and be crowned in his lifetime like King Solomon was – those whom HaShem hates and regards as a wicked family who always choose death and iniquity rather than life and blessings are, in time, exposed to the retribution and punishment they deserve for these sins according to a Law made honorable (Isaiah 42:21) and which the righteous do always return to and follow when corrected by a worthy Leader or Head to the shame of the Tail (tale) and false prophet(s), teachers, soothsayers and witches of their generation and age.
When the righteous reign there is joy. when the wicked reign there is sadness, etc. (Psalm 68:3, Proverbs 28:12; 29:2).
This is why the Pagan Christmas Cult and its’ chief leaders and zealots commit deicide and the unforgivable sin daily and without heart, defy all reason and genuine love, because they don’t want anyone even remotely like Messiah to ascend to a throne or office of leadership – knowing the same means their covenant with death will be exposed, their hypocrisy known and their shame and very wicked sins found out and punished accordingly. Psalm 94.
“Why do you call me Ad’ni, Ad’ni, and do not what I say?” Luke 6:46
When the wicked reign, the worst the law breaker may receive as a penalty, even if he be a mass-murdering hitman for the mob, is a comfortable stint in a max-security prison in which there are more opportunities for a rat-punk wicked soul to thrive in lawlessness; even more so than when free among the population at large, or Gotham. They are actually more protected from the due justice of the avenger of blood while in the clink.
However, in a just society, in which every member knows their place and duty (Lev.10:7 – never be unmindful of your responsibility to G-d) and keeps His Word more importantly than their own, the wicked receive what they deserve – usually death – and the rest are sufficiently warned and evil is quickly put away from the midst of the sons of men and Zion, hypocrisy dies out as a matter of being wiser and seeking better gifts than vanity and delusion may afford any, as an unwanted species of disease or leprosy spreading unuseful abomination; and in its’ place renewed righteousness and noble, liberal charity may flourish and freedom abound. Creative license also renews its’ divine inspiration, and to the rejoicings of the old and young alike newness of Life is born every moment as an opportunity and We The People blossom as a rose in the wilderness.
Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the L-RD of hosts.
Psalm 75:1b-2 We give thanks to You, O G-d, we give thanks, For Your Name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works. “When I select an appointed time (when I receive the congregation), It is I who judge with equity.”
Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy Word above all thy Name.
Isaiah 9:14 Therefore the L-RD will cut off from Israel’s head and tail, branch, and rush, in one day.
Leviticus 10::17-18 eat the goat, bear the guilt, but the L-RD had already made a breach, and so for the first time in history, Aaron decided to ‘call it a day’ before even.
A wicked judge will reckon life sentences are just if they put more money in his purse as well as in the pockets of those whom he works with and for. A Righteous Judge only desires to eradicate evil by right, swift and just wrath meted out upon evil doers.
More often than not, when men set themselves up as judges of their fellows, they cage themselves and seal their own fates, cut themselves off from the living and lurk among the dead. Yet men still look to such for judgment and equity because of their worth in terms of idol riches, which profit neither spender nor spent, lender nor vendee.
King Solomon experimented with trying to please everyone, and the results were disastrous. The result of endeavoring to appease all was much apostasy in idolatry which continues to its witless end in our day and time, with today’s Paragon of idols in the U.S.A. At Solomon’s time however, all these so-called gods and idols recognized HaShem as above all and Creator of all. Solomon’s Religion was his father David’s, which is Jesus’ Religion but was not Saul’s and I must judge from outcome widespread, wasn’t really Paul’s religion nor his hoped for kingdom. What it seems he desired was that which had been denied him in the past, because of David; his own throne among thrones which is the ultimate end result of Christianity – a United Monarchy, not a Davidic Dynasty. A Game of Thrones to use the current day’s term in and of fascination with virtual reality, among whom none are seeking a Mercy Seat nor Ark of Covenant. And historically Christians do not wish that Christ should be their guide and leader. They themselves want to be known for the churches they have established and built up in his name, to be known and respected for their humanitarian work, and for who they are in and of themselves, like Jeroboam which caused Israel to sin and leave the house of David and HaShem for the same sin (though very different reasons!) in which Aaron led them away from Moses and He who is G-d. Aaron was more or less, reasoning like Solomon? Afraid of the people/mob about him… It is wonderfully easy and sadly testimonial of how self-centered and brashly unlike G-d His creatures great and small are in and of themselves and perhaps the lowest among these are the children of men. To be known and respected as dust or less than is madness and yet it is what dust imagine G-d Himself owes it?
Helaman 12:6-7 Behold, they do not desire that the L-RD their G-d, who hath created them, should rule and reign over them; notwithstanding his great goodness and his mercy towards them, they do set at naught his counsels, and they will not that he should be their guide. O how great is the nothingness of the children of men; yea, even they are less than the dust of the earth.
In latter-days, Hebrews translated a B’riyt Chadashah (Jeremiah 31:31) so that people might better understand the meaning behind the work of Jesus, out of obligation to the Messiah and King or HaShem of Hosts. Messiah without G-d is an empty vessel, all of mankind without the Name are empty and void. But with Him, invincible and immortal – Jeremiah 2:3.
Revelation 21:8; 22:15
2 Thessalonians 2:9-17…(and it should be noted that vs. 15 should read instead of whether by word or epistle, by Written Torah or Oral Torah.)
“The Church is G-d’s appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service and its mission is to carry [or reveal] the gospel [truth] to the world. From the beginning, it has been G-d’s plan that through His [Congregation] shall be reflected the world, His fullness, and His sufficiency. The members of the [Congregation], those who He has called out of darkness into His marvelous light, are to show forth His glory. The [Congregation] is the repository of the riches of the grace of Christ, and through the [Congregation] will eventually be made manifest, even to the ‘principalities and powers in heavenly places’, the final and full display of the love of G-d (Ephesians 4:10).
“‘Thus says the L-RD: Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I Am the L-RD who practices steadfast love. justice and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, declares the L-RD’ (Jer. 9:23-24). Jeremiah takes a journey from the lowest depths of human depravity to heights and grandeur and majesty of the L-RD, who, from those heights, cries out to all of us in our fallen state.” ~Ellen G. White
Paul’s only advantage besides his brilliant mind, sense of humor and cleverness, is his heart and G-d’s grace, and his belief or faith therein. But it proves very difficult to see by faith in the long run, though of course, we may. The congregation always wanted something they could see, be it a Christ on a crucifix, snake on a staff, the golden calf, American Eagle or Caesar’s image, none of these things are Lawful, and the greatest among them are an abomination to the L-RD.
Paul knew his lost and fallen state, and that of other men, very well, and with these he taught of his own opinions mostly but the Spirit helped him to ‘save’ others so that he himself would and could enjoy dying among the living and not be cut off with the wicked, but rather enjoy the blessings of the righteous (Philippians 4:8) and, G-d willing, himself be redeemed after death.
A Savior or Messiah, Prophet, Saint or Sage, what have you, may be known through signs and wonders which follow all who believe, but more easily and importantly by the Law and Testimony sealed anciently among the disciples and brethren who came to agreement by sacrifice, vow and oath binding, who once they have reached the age of accountability are zealous for the Way. They submit to the baptism of first and greatest importance, but will always desire to know, learn and do more, outdoing one another in the best of all Spirits. Fulfill more of God’s mitzvoth and when they find the Path few find, walk in It and in this Way reach out to others by example in a distinct manner of living unto HaShem.
From age to age and generation to generation, all who are given free choice to walk in the Way, may go astray of the Way for whatever reason known to they and G-d alone and after having refused the invitation and calling before or after they realize their folly may even as dying sinners repent and at the last be ‘saved.’
The call to Gentiles is Repent and Believe, Convert and be Baptized for the remission of sins, be circumcised if necessary and walk in newness of Life.
Christ/Ad’ni is the only acceptable Teacher because HaShem chose him and dwells in him for this very reason and purpose – to glorify His Name. Messiah alone has been given the authority to say, “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” There is no other. Salvation is of the Jews chiefly because they know and recognize this fact, whether or not they openly admit it, and the wise probably won’t. Not only for their own protection but because of a sacred relationship between Members of the Tribe and Messiah. Wherever the HaShem is pleased to set His Name and dwell; there the inhabitants may and Hebrews will be blessed by Covenant agreement eternal in whatever thing they put their hand to, relying wholly upon Him to establish the work thereof. And all of like mind and Spirit will be attracted to that place. And even if people are ungrateful and disobedient, He will show His own Majesty and Purpose in that place regardless and condescend to enter into Us and dwell in Us, if we prepare our heart, which is the greatest of all gifts (Psalm 10:17; Proverbs 4:23). But to be most blessed forever and saved here and hereafter, we must follow through and do the things contained in the Law, which if we do, we find it more than a pleasure to do! He who is ignorant is blameless and disadvantaged, not to be envied but pitied. It is not easy to change our habitual behaviors grown strong in ignorance, only most decidedly worth it! HaShem is in Christ unto Salvation but to truly know this, one must be aware of and walk in the Way that leads to Life. Gentiles, not withstanding their graft in, usually have little understanding of what this means because of willing ignorance toward Judaism and it feels as though Paul blames them for ignorance he instilled in them by claiming they might be a ‘law unto themselves’. Which convinces of how erring Paulian doctrine really is. Nevertheless, his work is riddled with hints and clues as to just what his calling and purpose in HaShem is, was and shall be “…in the day when Christ reveals the hearts of men according to my gospel…” He makes the distinction for very good reason and to acquit himself at the last of any wrong doing or working contrary to the Will of HaShem, which no man knoweth, but we do have the mind of Christ.
“Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?”
5 on the ‘down-low’ are all I’ll ever know, the Hi-5 for we’ve bereaved me soul.
The main Eagle (Beast), in question, among the four heads of Revelation and Ezekiel, has, it seems, repented of the evil it was the Head of for a long time and become captive of its’ own treachery and has struggled mightily to remain allegiant to Covenant whilst it was frustrated to the point of anger by the deception of many feigning both allegiance to country and representation of Christ. Whether or not it may be restored to preeminence among the beasts of Latter-day Kingdom representation is its’ own decision and HaShem’s Will be done.
It may just as soon change gears and continents altogether?
It is difficult for beasts of all kinds to be judged and assessed according to holiness code, fair weights and just measures of which beasts know very little, and if they do will have trouble asserting authority therewith in any wise. As matters play out, all things may recover lost ground and stand or fall according to their own genuine allegiance and love to HaShem and of America. It is chiefly mankind G-d is concerned with but all of life both great and small matter to Him.
The Eagle may have a great deal of loathing for people and country whom it has tried to reign over and protect so as to fulfill promises made by too many and protect the freedoms dwindling among all as more of a captive itself than free throughout all the generations of its reign sovereign. Bitter about much to say the least, yet not so unwise and rebellious as the People it once enjoyed representing with pride as Head of. If We The People would show ourselves more willing and able to hearken unto the Eagle’s Chief Advisor – The Christ – We just might change history, defy all enemies and save all men worldwide. The choice is Ours in Whom G-d has invested an untold amount of Grace and Liberty wherewith to fulfill our destiny and heart’s true longing.
There is no great and no small
to the Soul that maketh All.
And where it cometh all things are;
And it cometh everywhere
I am the owner of the Sphere,
Of the seven stars and the solar year,
Of Caesar’s Hand and Plato’s Brain
Of Lord Christ’s Heart and Shakespeare’s Strain.
And so, Dorothy and all the inhabitants of Oz in America, learned at the last, that the Kingdom is within and if she ever goes looking for terrorists again, she’ll seek them where they are to be found first hand, in her own backyard. There is no place like Hometown, Homeland, U.S.A., the Beautiful!
And of Paul it may be said, She and he were Blinded by the same Light…
Acts 22:11; Psalm 56:13 “And since I could not see for the Glory of that Light, being led by the hand of those who were with me…For You have delivered my soul from death…that I might walk before God in the Light of the living?”
“Joseph, a Levite, born in Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (son of encouragement), sold a field he owned, brought the money, and turned it over to the apostles.” (Acts 4:36f). This is the first mention we have of Barnabas.
His new name fits what we know of his actions. When Saul (or Paul) came to Jerusalem after his conversion, most of the Christians there wanted nothing to do with him. They had known him as a persecutor and an enemy of the Church. But Barnabas was willing to give him a second chance. He looked him up, spoke with him, and brought him to see the other Christians, vouching for him. Later, Paul and Barnabas went on a missionary journey together, taking Mark with them. Part way, Mark turned back and went home. When Paul and Barnabas were about to set out on another such journey, Barnabas proposed to take Mark along, and Paul was against it, saying that Mark had shown himself undependable. Barnabas wanted to give Mark a second chance, and so he and Mark went off on one journey, while Paul took Silas and went on another. Apparently, Mark responded well to the trust given him by the “son of encouragement,” since we find that Paul later speaks of him as a valuable assistant (2 Tim 4:11; see also Col 4:10 and Phil 24).
Grant, O G-d, that we may follow the example of your faithful Servant Barnabas, who, seeking not his own renown but the well-being of your Church, gave generously of his life and substance for the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One G-d, for ever and ever.
To be continued, G-d willing, Happy Simchat Torah!