“Be mindful, then, that you do not spoil and destroy My world. For if you spoil it, there is no one after you to repair it.” (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13)
Luke 23:31 For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?
“And what is good, Phaedrus,
And what is not good?
Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?” – Socrates
On Pace and Personality:
“They’re not too busy to be courteous. The hereness and nowness of things is something they know all about. It’s the others, the ones who moved to the cities years ago and their offspring, who have forgotten it…The Truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the Truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ~Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
As with anything in life, abuse it and U2 will loose it; and so they say, ‘You never know what you had until it is gone…’ Whether it be pace, personality, privilege, and even priority pending, or especially so; all things we are gifted with or come upon early or lately, are to be met with the same holy consideration as Hindi peoples call Namaste.
I used to poke fun at my Mum who was all caught up in the Indian ‘religion’, because it is mostly self inquisitive and obviously fed her ego in a way she was pleased with at that time in her life. I would say to those at church who would ask if my Mum were coming…NahMaStay…and they would puzzle it over in there heads as I moved on to the next person to be greeted in the L-RD. Whether or not they ever understood what I was saying, didn’t matter, it was the L-RD I was concerned with pleasing.
Namaste basically means “The holiness in me bows to the holiness in you.” And it’s a fine saying if you may not take it or yourself too seriously…But if you do take yourself too seriously, the Truth leaves again…Puzzling.
It is a very good thing to choose the good, but as Jesus says, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good things to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things or the Holy Spirit unto those who ask Him?” The Mattie Seven-11.
Tah-dah! And for my next trick, I’ll paint and fix his wagon as well…;)
In order to recognize the good in ourselves or in others, it is necessary to realize that there really isn’t any good or holiness in us at all, and that God alone is good. And Jesus said unto him, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but One, that is, God.” ~Mark 10:18
The epiphany the motorcyclist had, for instance, never really registered on his odometer until it was likely too late to take advantage of his own wisdom and quit while he was ahead. He immediately decides to stay on the road and get as much of this feeling for himself as he may while his life lasts, but in order to honor those who make you feel special things and affect their realization in life it is necessary to join them in being like minded and devoted to the American Way of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. And participating does not mean treating the experience as a novelty or pleasure to be had and exhausted of its charm by having at as much of it as One may. The sooner in life you start or begin to contribute to the world around you through simple daily activities performed as vows sacred and chores necessary for keeping evil at bay, the sooner you will realize it is better to give than to receive and you have chosen the better part.
Rare is the disciple who knows exactly what to do to meet and greet people in God and not seem to be puffing himself up nor belittling another, nor making God a trifle to be spent like coins in a slot machine. But rather the more you share your faith the more you ought to treasure up what you have received yourself thereby.
Therefore, I never feel it inappropriate to greet and meet Indian people with the common greeting of ‘Namaste,’ because they know I cannot really appreciate what I am saying, but are usually pleasantly surprised that a foreigner would know something about them and then are left to puzzle out what I meant by it in themselves, and thereby may find the truth I was wishing to impart with the casual greeting familiar though strange to me.
It is similar when I wish Jews ‘mazel tov’ or thank them with ‘Todah rabah’, or at best greet them with ‘L’Shanah Tovah’! at the right time of year, or ‘Shabbat shalom’ at the onset of every Sabbath. They may recognize in my features nothing particularly Jewish. I look more Greek or English or Irish than I do Jewish, but Jews are also happily surprised when a Goy greets them in their own terms, and then they quickly set up a barrier to guard themselves against a sooth saying flatterer or insincere greeting that may even be insult. The same is probably true all the world over, in whatever nation and tongue a people live and speak…I know a little Yiddish, Spanish, German, Russian and some Irish brogue, but my Mother Tongue is obviously English. My Jewishness comes from Torah study and observance alone, although I am pretty sure my Mum is of Hebrew blood, I cannot prove the fact. Her parents adopted her and spoke Swedish, of which I also know a few words and idioms. Japanese also and a few words in Finnish and Portuguese, but of all very little and mostly pronounced incorrectly. If a Jew were to hear me pray in Hebrew he would probably scratch his head and be puzzled as to who my teacher were, a deaf man? And he would be right, I am self taught and that when I had already become deaf! And so, I also know a good deal of ASL as a late deafened adult, who doesn’t have many opportunities for using sign language. Once I learn a little of anything, that little tends to stay with me forever, especially if it smacks of wisdom, which I prize above riches, name and social position. I’d rather be a wise beggar than a foolish rich man.
At any rate, what I was getting at was discerning good from evil both within and without ourselves. How easy it is to become evil without even considering ourselves so and through well ingrained habitual behavior turn life into death by mistaken identity. Solomon’s words are so very true! And more important than we realize…
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Dependability warms and comforts much more essentially than Spontaneity of character and freedom of speech may amuse or be prized in, of and by a very vain generation. Romance and Love, Serenity and Passion are born of very common bonds and ordinary charms. They are not of any craft that may be learned or spun. Life itself – breathing, moving, habits of innate nature and memory become the creature who grows in the same unto sculpting of character, revealing much more than just face and form, but the Sculptor Himself is seen in the creature formed under the Master’s Hand and traits guided by His Loving Kindness, mercy and compassion will know all the more precisely about His revealed wrath and chiding care never unreasonable nor overbearing but enlightening and unburdening, making straight and worth it the path you will rejoice in having found…
Isaiah 64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
Temple worship is fine for the priesthood and all their responsibilities and performances daily are much to be coveted by any man, but it is the ordinary citizen and his or her devotion to the Temple without having any direct involvement therein that makes it a House of Prayer for all peoples, whether far or near.
Jews are born and born again in all places and of every race and nationality, converted through a Love of God and a realization of the Father’s care and the Creator’s Almighty Power.
Israelite citizenship is not very important, nor even Davidic lineage, but Abraham and Wisdom’s Children are spiritually begotten in the Way unseen and unspeakably profound in worth to the receiver and Giver of the Gift of Life Eternal. A realization of even a ‘portion of Torah within you is a remarkable amount of treasure few receive in a lifetime of experiences varying from world travel to visiting the moon and stars, or being educated in the finest schools and attending all the most prestigious affairs and pastimes of art and sport, or even mastering one or the other…None and all together do not even come close to a poor and needy fellow, lost in a world seemingly cruel and unkind realizing his need of repentance and receiving with a worthy heart the Gift of God, which no man may impart, nor Torah scholar teach, nor government or power in all of creation elect or impeach, redact, or detract the least iota of meaning and blessedness from. Spiritual things are spiritually discerned and this is an absolute necessity in the judgement hall of good and bad, or virtue vs. evil ( 1 Corinthians 2:14).
Never underestimate the small and insignificant and the ordinary; in them is strength and power the mightiest could not conquer nor the strongest overcome. The kind and the comforting will still be around ere the mighty have finished their wars and contentions.
And now, my son, I perceive there is somewhat more which doth worry your mind, which ye cannot understand—which is concerning the justice of God in the punishment of the sinner; for ye do try to suppose that it is injustice that the sinner should be consigned to a state of misery. Now behold, my son, I will explain this thing unto thee. For after the L-rd God sent our first parents forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground, from whence they were taken—yea, he drew out the man, and he placed at the east end of the garden of Eden, cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the tree of life— Now, we see that the man had become as God (or the devil), knowing good and evil; and lest he should put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat and live forever, the L-rd God placed cherubim and the flaming sword, that he should not partake of the fruit (Alma 12:26 And now behold, if it were possible that our first parents could have gone forth and partaken of the tree of life they would have been forever miserable, having no preparatory state; and thus the plan of redemption would have been frustrated, and the word of God would have been void, taking none effect.)— And thus we see, that there was a time granted unto man to repent, yea, a probationary time, a time to repent and serve God. For behold, if Adam had put forth his hand immediately, and partaken of the tree of life, he would have lived forever, according to the word of God, having no space for repentance; yea, and also the word of God would have been void, and the great plan of salvation would have been frustrated. But it was appointed unto man to die—therefore, as they were cut off from the tree of life they should be cut off from the face of the earth—and man became lost forever, yea, they became fallen man. And now, ye see by this that our first parents were cut off both temporally and spiritually from the presence of the L-rd; and thus we see they became subjects to follow after their own will. Now it was not expedient that man should be reclaimed from this temporal death, for that would destroy the great plan of happiness. Therefore, as the soul could never die, and the fall had brought upon all mankind a spiritual death as well as a temporal, that is, they were cut off from the presence of the L-rd, it was expedient that mankind should be reclaimed from this spiritual death. Therefore, as they had become carnal, sensual, and devilish, by nature, this probationary state became a state for them to prepare; it became a preparatory state. And now remember, my son, if it were not for the plan of redemption, (laying it aside) as soon as they were dead their souls were miserable, being cut off from the presence of the L-rd. And now, there was no means to reclaim men from this fallen state, which man had brought upon himself because of his own disobedience; (Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.) Therefore, according to justice, the plan of redemption could not be brought about, only on conditions of repentance of men in this probationary state, yea, this preparatory state; for except it were for these conditions, mercy could not take effect except it should destroy the work of justice. Now the work of justice could not be destroyed; if so, God would cease to be God. And thus we see that all mankind are fallen, and they are in the grasp of justice; yea, the justice of God, which consigns them forever to be cut off from His presence. And now, the plan of mercy could not be brought about except an atonement should be made; therefore God himself atoneth for the sins of the world, to bring about the plan of mercy, to appease the demands of justice, that God might be a perfect, just God, and a merciful God also. Now, repentance could not come unto men except there were a punishment, which also was eternal as the life of the soul should be, affixed opposite to the plan of happiness, which was as eternal also as the life of the soul. Now, how could a man repent except he should sin? How could he sin if there was no law? How could there be a law save there was a punishment? Now, there was a punishment affixed, and a just law given, which brought remorse of conscience unto man. Now, if there was no law given—if a man murdered he should die—would he be afraid he would die if he should murder? And also, if there was no law given against sin men would not be afraid to sin. And if there was no law given, if men sinned what could justice do, or mercy either, for they would have no claim upon the creature? But there is a law given, and a punishment affixed, and a repentance granted; which repentance, mercy claimeth; otherwise, justice claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment; if not so, the works of justice would be destroyed, and God would cease to be God. But God ceaseth not to be God, and mercy claimeth the penitent, and mercy cometh because of the atonement; and the atonement bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead; and the resurrection of the dead bringeth back men into the presence of God; and thus they are restored into His presence, to be judged according to their works, according to the law and justice. For behold, justice exerciseth all his demands, and also mercy claimeth all which is her own; and thus, none but the truly penitent are saved. What, do ye suppose that mercy can rob justice? I say unto you, Nay; not one whit. If so, God would cease to be God. And thus God bringeth about his great and eternal purposes, which were prepared from the foundation of the world. And thus cometh about the salvation and the redemption of men, and also their destruction and misery. Therefore, O my son, whosoever will come may come and partake of the waters of life freely; and whosoever will not come the same is not compelled to come; but in the last day it shall be restored unto him according to his deeds. If he has desired to do evil, and has not repented in his days, behold, evil shall be done unto him, according to the restoration of God. And now, my son, I desire that ye should let these things trouble you no more, and only let your sins trouble you, with that trouble which shall bring you down unto repentance. O my son, I desire that ye should deny the justice of God no more. Do not endeavor to excuse yourself in the least point because of your sins, by denying the justice of God; but do you let the justice of God, and his mercy, and his long-suffering have full sway in your heart; and let it bring you down to the dust in humility. And now, O my son, ye are called of God to preach the word unto this people. And now, my son, go thy way, declare the word with truth and soberness, that thou mayest bring souls unto repentance, that the great plan of mercy may have claim upon them. And may God grant unto you even according to my words. Amen.
“G-d creates a situation where we are faced with a choice, because through that conflict and choice we have the ability to grow and realize our true potentials. Yes, we need His help, but to sit around and pray for everything in life, without ever making our effort in all areas, is to misread why the situation happened in the first place.
“Prayer is also the confirmation of the Jewish concept of The Almighty as a personal G-d. Relating to Him should be a daily part of one’s life, and not just reserved for a special occasion or a pressing situation. One doesn’t have to be in shul, and it doesn’t have to be in Hebrew.
“Prayer is talking to G-d. It can be in English, Chinese, Spanish, or whatever language one feels most comfortable. G-d understands and wants to hear our prayers. Don’t make the mistake of going to synagogue and saying hello to friends, neighbors and rabbi, and walking out, having forgotten to say hello to The Creator.
“Yet G-d does not need our prayers. He doesn’t need anything. He has no needs; He can only give. No, G-d doesn’t need our prayers, but we do. Through prayer we recognize our Creator and come close to Him. And, being close to G-d is the ultimate pleasure.
“When we pray, we focus on the fact that G-d is our Father, Giver of all. We ask for whatever we aspire to in life; whatever we need. Nothing is too big, and nothing is too small. We are not bothering G-d, and we are not using up His attention.”
2 Peter 1:5-8 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Ad’ni Y’shua HaMashiach.
Xtians once wronged and feeling themselves to be not so (excusing themselves rather than owning sin and folly, repenting and seeking atonement) thinking they fell into evil ignorantly because God did not keep them from the evil, having discerned not the difference in themselves or the world around them, blame God and add sin to sin with doubt, blame and presumption; which are the triune idol of the Catholic Church and of all religions based upon idolatry and harlotry. They feel justified in doing so somehow and harden their hearts against Christ and God? There are no religious performances daily nor any requirements other than idolizing some Pope or preacher or at least enduring one with an ‘amen’ more to be despised than a greeting or blessing in a strange tongue one may not even understand much less appreciate. To them, Christ is none and they are many. Don’t listen to fools, the mob rules.
What God does with us and them is wonderful indeed, as a Work Holy in the midst of the heathen or servants serving and thus reigning in the midst of their enemies.
Jews are many in One who know there is One Way for any and thus all to be good or righteous by familiarity and common consent to the faith associative in glory.
Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before HaShem our God, as he hath commanded us.
A Lesson in Talmud 14 Kislev, 5776.
Two [persons appearing before a court] hold a garment. One of them says, ‘I found it’, and the other says, ‘I found it’; One of them says, ‘It is all mine’, and the other says, ‘It is all mine’, then the one shall swear that his share in it is not less than half, and the other shall swear that his share in it is not less than half, and [the value of the garment] shall then be divided between them. If one says, ‘It is all mine’, and the other says, ‘Half of it is mine’, he who says, ‘It is all mine’ shall swear that his share in it is not less than three quarters, and he who says, ‘Half of it is mine’ shall swear that his share in it is not less than a quarter. The former then receives three quarters [of the value of the garment] and the latter receives one quarter. If two ride on an animal, or one rides and the other leads it, and one of them says, ‘It is all mine’, and the other says, ‘It is all mine’, then the one shall swear that his share in it is not less than half, and the other shall swear that his share in it is not less than half, and [the value of the animal] shall then be divided between them. If both admit [each other’s claims] or if they have witnesses [to establish their claims] they receive their shares without an oath.
MISHNAH Case 1: ‘Litigant One’ and ‘litigant Two’ appear before the court, both clutching the same garment. Both claim to have been the first to find this ownerless garment, making one or the other of them the rightful owner. (No other details are available, and the court must determine based only on what it sees before it.) The court compels both litigants to make an oath that they each own not less than half of the garment in question, and they then divide the garment (or rather, its value) equally between them.
RASHI and TOSAFOS dispute the objective of the Mishnah’s oath:
RASHI: The circumstances (both clutching the garment) preclude a definitive chazakah (presumption of ownership). As such, the court considers the item to be “in flux”, and therefore allows them to take an oath to establish valid ownership. (Thus, the oath is a privilege extended to the litigants.)
TOSAFOS: The circumstances (both clutching the garment) create a joint chazakah (presumption of ownership). As such, the court considers the item to belong to both parties; however, since the Court recognizes the possibility of thievery, it imposes the oath as an attempt to deter dishonest claims. (Thus, the oath is a pressure tactic designed to test the veracity of the litigants.)
TALMUDIC TERMS: Chazakah – Lit. Strong (hold): A chazakah is an assumed status. For example, you’re holding a dollar bill; we assume it belongs to you since it is in your possession. Other forms of chazakah are the accumulation of a thrice repeated action, or a 3-year time period. Hamotzie m’chaveiro alav haraiyah – Lit. Extracting from another imposes the burden of evidence: The concept here is that when one person has a chazakah on something and someone else wants to challenge his ownership, the challenger is burdened with procuring proof. For example, you have a dollar bill in your hand, and Levi challenges the chazakah/assumption that the dollar bill belongs to you. Because it is in your hand, Levi is required to provide evidence that proves his ownership of the dollar.
What practical differences in the Mishnah arise from their understandings of the Mishnah?
A. Differences are essentially the same but whoever is lying or making a false claim and it could be both litigants would be found out eventually, and a lying serpent’s head would be ‘crushed’ by its own awareness of its lie. Opportunities are more important than differences. When you clear yourself, you should also clear another and all with you. What is more important to me is the value of the court in question and what kind of morale they are seeking to maintain among themselves and what kind of community they are fostering through their judgments and wisdom implemented in behalf of justice which is HaShem’s. Or do courts exist simply for men to prove one another more clever than their adversaries? Bribes will clear courts just as quickly as Truth proclaimed may, unfortunately.
Kehillah in Rome 2:1-4 For this reason, you are without terutz (excuse) for yourself (before an angry G-d), you, sir, each one of you who passes judgment. For in that you pass judgment on the other, you condemn yourself; for you practice the very things on which you pass judgment. And we have da’as that the judgment of Hashem HaShofet against those who practice such things is in accordance with HaEmes Hashem. You, sir, you who pass judgment on those who practice such things and yet do the same yourself, do you suppose then that you will escape the Mishpat Hashem? Or do you think lightly of the wealth of his nedivut (generosity) and of his chesed and of his being ERECH APAYIM (“slow of anger, forbearing” SHEMOT 34:6) and of his zitzfleisch (patience), disregarding the fact that the Chesed Hashem (the kindness of G-d) is to lead you to teshuva (repentance)?
Divrey Hayamim Bais 19:6 And said to the Shofetim, Take heed what ye do, for ye judge not for adam, but for Hashem, Who is with you in the devar mishpat (verdict) (2 Chronicles 19:6).
What was the objective of Rabbi Judah the Prince in redacting the Oral Law and how did that affect his style of codification?
A.Rabbi Judah wanted to preserve the Oral Torah, which was being forgotten, so he codified it in shorthand with general rules, which could be used to demonstrate the law in other scenarios.
What is the significance of the litigants “clutching” of the item vs disputing an item off site?
A. Their possession of the item gets them “into the game” – i.e. it establishes their dispute, thereby compelling the court’s involvement.
How do Rashi & Tosfos view the objective of the oath?
Rashi – a privilege we extend to worthy litigants to establish/validate their claims.
Tosafot – a tool of the court to protect potential victims. Used wisely it can be an effective means of deterring and identifying liars.
(Many thanks to Chabad.org for the Talmud lesson).
Perhaps when Moshiach comes we can cut him in half and give half to the Gentiles and half to the Jews? But I jest…The Fact of the matter is Moshiach belongs wholly to HaShem and as HaShem is in him unto Salvation of all mankind, He belongs to any and all who may take hold of (clutching for dear life!) His Righteousness and be Saved.
Lawsuits Among Believers
If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the L-RD’s people? Or do you not know that the L-RD’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers! The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the Name of the L-RD and of His servant Y’shua HaMashiach and by the Spirit of our God.
Doctrine and Covenants 101:99-101 Therefore, it is my will that my people should claim, and hold claim upon that which I have appointed unto them, though they should not be permitted to dwell thereon. Nevertheless, I do not say they shall not dwell thereon; for inasmuch as they bring forth fruit and works meet for my kingdom they shall dwell thereon. They shall build, and another shall not inherit it; they shall plant vineyards, and they shall eat the fruit thereof. Even so. Amen.
(Above foto taken in a superb market in Walla-Walla, Washington, Arabia.)
So what if Israel and Ishmael are claiming the same God? And what if, by promise from God either/or adopt traditions very much alike, but opposed as the world beneath is to that of the world above. Could either exist without the other? Does either have any reason for being proud of themselves or their accomplishments which they believe are for God or by Him inspired? Are we not all beggars (Mosiah 4:19)? Do we not have enough reasons for envy and too few for appreciation or adoration of one another as God adores each and every one of us, whether of Ishmael or of Isaac? Are we not all fallen and unworthy in and of ourselves of so much as election as of rejection?
If either party, and perhaps because either party lists to represent a Holy God, there should be no justification for the shedding of the blood of man, nor so much as one being angry with another for any reason that must not be forgiven as a matter of commandment.
If God is Love, wherefore is all this hate conjured up?
The very thought of being Chosen requires a people to be the meekest and humblest, though courageous and valiant as well when called for and Spirit led or inspired, recipients of Divine Grace whose most fearful thought would be that of shedding another man’s blood in enmity.
What ‘Allah’ is is well named, because it means ‘cursed’ in Hebrew. Why the Arab world doesn’t make this connection must be militant ignorance which is also popular among Americans who are gladly welcoming people like themselves rather than ever fighting for truth, justice, and the American Way lost long ago and deserted by all those who are cursed within Her but have made less use of the blessing of association with and for the glorification God’s Word and Chosen people, the Jews for the same excuse of militant ignorance and a unforgivable disinterest in God’s Kingdom.
It has to do with a pride in what is worse than overcoming prejudice and hatred and systematic annihilation by genocide; and instead sinking quite comfortably in it, and creating idol gains from the same for generations of junkie led and followed tots down a lane from whence there is no return nor cure for burn and injury incurred for choosing a road less traveled. It has to do with spurning a blessing which ought to be rightly made the most of, even if and especially if it make you feel like an inferior person. God doesn’t make inferior people, nor does He make mistakes. Doubt and the human delusion perpetuated to remove the angst and reasons for a difference in pace and personality that two very different blessings and realities have not in common is birthing a most absurd and unworthy reality no one really cares to be part of. The classes in America were long ago sabotaged by the prevailing culture of survival in sin and for sin. The idea of nobility cannot endure when it is one son’s fate to be and another’s not to be. The war long fought for to change the fabric of reality into a pointless dictatorship of children of a no-god has been so stupidly forced upon the masses it feels like a Nicholas Sparks novel poorly transcribed into a screenplay and poorly theatricalized by threat of violence for the sake of telling a story that cannot be lived out if given the opportunity because it just feels all wrong to everyone except the cursed who want to not be cursed or at least be perceived as if they were never cursed by God.
Theatre legitimate has been destroyed by this desire to supplant real feelings and personifications with those that shouldn’t exist. Success in theatre came from accurate portrayals of feelings and attributes in people that really do exist or should, but may not or do not for humility’s sake. We knew we had lost when during the Y2K advent people tried to subvert real people expressing themselves in real time and actually made war on the same with deadly precision from a place and standpoint out of time and season, which if understood according to the revealed Word or Scripture is the unforgivable sin X zero. Destruction’s hunger and thirst to feed the grave, and the hopeless and dismal reality that it represents. It’s an old man and woman and their dead son, fashioning an idol out of a piece of wood or stone in the image of a child they could not have, calling it by whatever name the accursed may give to a frustrated hatred of a mistake ingrained upon the soul and psyche with a stylus of iron and stain impossible to blot out yet equal to a name blotted out from among the righteous and doomed to ghostly despair for all time. Not because it must be so, or even is fate’s lot but because pride and envy can’t express themselves in a fashion that makes up for illegitimacy inborn and carried dishonorably and thrown off at the last in hateful disregard for another’s right to the same thing it longs to be but is unwilling to do what it takes to accomplish even a day’s enjoyment of in the same Spirit.
There are few actors worth their salt and most of them realize this and don’t loose themselves in their career choice. Although there have been many lives destroyed by fame and fortune, most will own the fact and end in obscurity quite comfortably if they may or are willing to be real for themselves at the last.
The best explanation we have for this phenomena is God’s hatred for Esau and His enduring love for Jacob. The former brought all his suffering and misfortune upon himself and by not fulfilling God’s word in fulfilling the same expressed crossly and the former suffered according to his zeal and battle with what is not, overcoming the same that what Is may Be and that in Its fullest and most glorious sense of Life’s victory over the grave.
The thing that frustrates all of Islam and Edom-like personages is the same that chides most men’s hides and makes barren their wives wombs in exhausting a good thing all too fast and furiously and for the wrong most unforgivable of reasons, but it is wonderful to God who created all things in hope eternal that by the sacrifice that none could equal or resist the efficacy of all might become the expression of His Will overcome and won over by Love, something everyone may relate to on some level but may only bring to perfection infidelity, chastity, and obedience to a Will beyond and above all, yet thanks to Christ is in and through all the members of the Body resurrected by the power of God.
3 Nephi 21:10 But behold, the life of my servant shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.
D&c 10:28, 43 Verily, verily, I say unto you, wo be unto him that lieth to deceive because he supposeth that another lieth to deceive, for such are not exempt from the justice of God. I will not suffer that they shall destroy my work; yea, I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.
“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”—Romans 9:15.
“IN these words HaShem in the plainest manner claims the right to give or to withhold His mercy according to His own sovereign will. As the prerogative of life and death is vested in the monarch, so the Judge of all the earth has a right to spare or condemn the guilty, as may seem best in His sight. Men by their sins have forfeited all claim upon God; they deserve to perish for their sins—and if they all do so, they have no ground for complaint. If HaShem steps in to save any, He may do so if the ends of justice are not thwarted; but if He judges it best to leave the condemned to suffer the righteous sentence, none may arraign Him at their bar. Foolish and impudent are all those discourses about the rights of men to be all placed on the same footing; ignorant, if not worse, are those contentions against discriminating grace, which are but the rebellions of proud human nature against the crown and scepter of HaShem. When we are brought to see our own utter ruin and ill desert, and the justice of the divine verdict against sin, we no longer cavil at the truth that HaShem is not bound to save us; we do not murmur if He chooses to save others, as though He were doing us an injury, but feel that if He deigns to look upon us, it will be His own free act of undeserved goodness, for which we shall for ever bless His name. How shall those who are the subjects of divine election sufficiently adore the grace of God? They have no room for boasting, for sovereignty most effectually excludes it. HaShem’s will alone is glorified, and the very notion of human merit is cast out to everlasting contempt. There is no more humbling doctrine in Scripture than that of election, none more promotive of gratitude, and, consequently, none more sanctifying. Believers should not be afraid of it, but adoringly rejoice in it.”
Wopila Kaniyeyapi ‘Merica! May all those who love you live and prosper always and forever in their hearts! And all those who hate you wonder and perish in the anguish of their own gall inspired reviling!
1 Corinthians 14:10-11,21 There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance.
Therefore if I know not the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner unto him that speaks, and he that speaks shall be a foreigner unto me.
In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith HaShem.
More to come, God Willing…