Archive | April 2015

Wolves That Don’t Bite Or Go Boo!

Sometimes I think there are some, bless their sweet hearts and smiling faces, who spiritually are out there too far for their own good. I get what they’re saying – that we’re all God’s children. However, they refuse to reckon with the missing piece of the unique redemption in Jesus Christ, namely this –  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Christianity is not an “I’m OK, you’re OK” New Age gospel. It’s that we’re not OK, and God in His love is making us OK. He’s making us OK – restoring his prodigal children – by the power of the Cross (foolishness to those who are perishing – see 1 Corinthians 1:18) and His Grace supplied and applied through the Holy Spirit.

It’s not automatic, as some are teaching. The original blessed estate, you see, got interrupted by that “little event” called the fall. Remember that? Oh, I forgot. Pardon me. Somebody who channeled some unknown voice that identified itself as Jesus says otherwise and wrote a book about it. Oh, yes… Silly me.

Sorry, but I’m not ready to part with the more traditional view – that you have to recognize your need to be saved, and then ask the Holy Spirit to take the reins of your life all the rest of the way Home. What I’m trying to make clear is that you cannot experience sonship without the experience of salvation! Essentially it amounts to the same thing.

Numerous New Agers come from the “positional” view of originally having been created as God’s children, and that there was never a fall from grace. This comes from numerous extra biblical sources. We are sons, true, from a certain standpoint, but it is not so experientially without the Cross, Repentance, and the understanding of what Jesus provided through that, as well as in His Resurrection, Ascension, Bestowal of the Holy Spirit, and His teachings. (See Galatians 2:20. Ephesians 2:6.)

However what’s missing (in this A Course In Miracles view) and also numerous other New Age versions of the Jesus narrative and their gospels (or should we say “ghost-spells”) is the acknowledgement of the unique revelation of Jesus Christ, His redemption, and His rightful Lordship over His creation – brought forth by love, redeemed by love – even after mutiny and jumping ship, you might say.

Without that piece, the Redemptive piece – the biggest in the big picture – you’re like an acorn bouncing up and down saying, “I’m an oak! I’m an oak! Hello, all you other beautiful oaks lying on the ground. You are oaks!!! Don’t let anyone tell you you’re an acorn and need the great work of being transformed into an oak (symbolizing in this instance God’s sons) to morph you into what you’re intended to be. You’re already there!”

Well, no, I don’t think so. That’s just plain nuts!

Without the traditional Gospel piece of the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and His Cross and Passion, a great disservice is done, and people are without the repentance and vital work of God’s transforming grace that leads them to become Sons and Heirs with and in Christ! It is truly a “blessed assumption”, something taken for granted, at great peril… But that’s just li’l ol’ me fear mongering again, right?

Yes –  “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” (1 John 3:2,3)

This is often the trip up, and I’ve heard it before in New Age circles. Everybody thinks he’s Jesus Christ (“we are all one”). All it takes is telling it to yourself until you believe it, without the purifying from and reckoning with sin. You cannot hang onto sin and still call yourself a son of God. At least that’s what my Bible says… We is legally, but we ain’t experientially. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8,9)

Why? “God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that God’s righteousness would be produced in us.” (2 Corinthians 5:21. International Standard Version takes the prize for clarity on this one, in my opinion.) Out with the old, in with the new. It’s a spiritual heart transplant, and more!

The problem with this idea that we’re all sons of God is that it is not a clear sound, in my opinion. Too nebulous and incomplete. Many people that adhere to this view seem to, well, not exactly care to hear too much about Jesus either, as the one unique Word Made Flesh, in the Beginning with God, the Word Who was God. (Check out the first few verses of the Gospel of John chapter 1, as well as the opening lines of the Epistle of 1 John 1).

In this “age of inclusivity” it’s not politically correct to consider anyone as outside the kingdom. No one wants to hear that you cannot come in unless you wash your robes and make them white in the blood of the Lamb! But here it is – “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:7,8)

Put it in human terms: If you invite me to a fancy formal black tie and tux event, and I show up after just having slopped the pigs, without bathing and in dirty clothes, would you want me to sit down for dinner like that? No, you would either tell me to leave, or if you are kind, to go home, take a bath, get dressed up, and then I will be worthy to eat at your banquet! As the sign says, “No shoes, no shirt, no service!”

And also, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:!4 NASB)

“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)

No, Christianity is not a one size fits all matter. That’s one big reason it does not fit in with the religions of the world. God is dead serious about having us restored as His sons. But there is only one way, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:14).

He sent His Son to make sure we understand the directions.

My Pitch For Earth Day

No this is not my usual style or subject matter. However…

Since everyone is on the bandwagon today, I thought I’d join in with my perspectives. So here we are, Some are out there promoting how badly we’ve done, and scolding us wee folk directly or indirectly as to “our” carelessness of “mother” earth. My take is – here’s who you should be preaching to. What I say and how it’s said does not apply to all. But if the shoe fits, wear it.

When it comes to “saving the earth”, preach that to the globalists, who’ve run the show for longer than anyone can imagine. Say it to their minions who are trashing this world with chemtrails and geo-engineering among other things. What unfolds now consists of their very long awaited goals, now ramped up to 21st Century speed and technologies. Patience after all is the strong suit of both predators and scavengers, who frankly want the whole carcass for themselves. Never mind hypocritical pretenses cloaked as the “greater good” of all.

Preach it to corporate Big Med/Pharma with their chemical filled untested vaccines & drugs fast tracked on human populations. These are now being forced on care givers and others who have no say as to whether to accept a dangerous drug being injected into them – under threat of losing their jobs. Preach it to government agencies and pseudo scientists who support these obfuscations.

Preach it! Yes! Let them know how many kids suffer from autism, brain damage, and other horrific conditions caused by vaccines. Let them know how many adults have been vaccine injured, sickened, and crippled. Let them know you understand the Nuremberg Codes (you do, don’t you?) which they have violated. Let them know their prescriptions and treatments, taken as directed, kill 200,000 people a year… But that’s OK – it’s all just “acceptable collateral damage”.

Tell it to the abortion and population control lobbies, whose holocaust activities since 1973 in the U.S. alone have made what Hitler did look like a Sunday School picnic, in terms of the most fragile with no voice, whose rights and very lives have been taken from them before they saw the light of day. Let them know you see their clinics set up in poor and minority neighborhoods and that you know it’s part of their planned genocide – of the same minorities they pretend to defend.

Tell it to the multi-national corporations with their enslaving sweat shops set up among the poor all over the world, with the accompanying pollution, enslavement and decimation of populations, customs, cultures, and resources. These places are such great opportunities (7 days a week at $1.50 a day) that suicide nets have to be set up around the factory windows to break the fall of any intending the ultimate escape.

Preach it to Monsanto and the rest of the Frankenfood and chemical-petrol industries, with their poisonous genetic manipulation and chemical trashing of the food supply. Stop criticizing people who are forced to buy this garbage, because they can’t afford to pay $6 for an organic bell pepper in some exclusive organic food store.

Tell it to the trans-humanist bunch who’d love nothing better than to create a slave race of living machines, with your consciousness downloaded into some sort of living techno-skin, or even a computer. Think I’m kidding? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, baby.

Preach the green dogma to the UN and its Agenda 21, with its plans for control of all global resources and the human population (where the green agenda came from in the first place), soon to arrive in a town near you, if it hasn’t already.

Preach it to Al Gore, Supreme Grand Pontiff of the green movement, with his religion called environmentalism, and let him know you’re on to the ruse. Tell him to observe Earth Day by letting his private, polluting, fuel guzzling jet stay in the hangar as a museum piece for the rest of its days, as a memorial to the war once waged upon humanity.

Tell it to local community organizers that you know they’re poisoning your water with fluoride, and that this stuff was used by the Nazis in the concentration camps to instill docility in their prisoners. Tell them to stop sedating you with it!

Tell it to the public education sector using Common Core (or its other pseudonyms) as psychological programming to “transform” our children into worker drones who’ll fit like little cogs in the machine of a globally manipulated society, rather than honoring and nurturing the development of individual human children who contribute their God given creativity and talents to answers and real progress for humanity.

Let the corporate world know that you know (you do know, don’t you?) corporations are legally regarded as “individuals”, and have more rights than you do – because they have the power, influence, and money to skew the laws to their advantage and their bottom line – even to the point where they can’t get sued, in the case of vaccines for example, for damages to consumers of their products, except through some kangaroo court set up by their puppet “elected” government officials, where it takes years to attain a hearing.

Tell it to the military and the countless soldiers, other personnel, grieving families, and especially broken veterans denied their benefits – who’ve bought into the lie that they’re defending their country’s freedoms, when the truth is that the only freedoms they’re defending is that of the freedom of the globalists, who think nothing of planetary or population destruction, as long as it serves their bottom line (money), power, and control.

Let your so called representatives, politically in bed with all the foregoing and more, on both sides of the aisle, know that you’re sick and tired of this charade and you intend to expose them, get them kicked out of office, impeached, arrested where necessary and imprisoned for crimes against humanity – because they did not act on behalf of We The Wee People, for whom they supposedly work… If you think that communicating with self serving borderline psychopaths will do any good. Rub their corruption in their faces, and for God’s sake, at least don’t elect any of them back into office – especially the current ones who think themselves worthy of a lifetime reign.

And when you’ve dug in your heels, asked the hard questions, stopped buying their baloney, and done some real honest research into what’s been in place for a very long time, and how it’s killing off many of us, but then turning around and blaming us for the destruction of this world – then come back and tell me to plant a tree or a flower, and apologize to future generations for all that I have been blamed for doing to the environment.

Tell the Press-titutes who are mouthpieces bought and paid for by the foregoing, that you know who signs their paychecks, and that they have been pimped out to promote what their puppet masters want them to say. Tell them you’re not going to listen to their news programs, nor will you buy into their sleight of hand tricks that pull your focus toward more minor happenings (like the bravo sierra going on in Follywood, the other elite entrainment, er… entertainment mouthpiece) when major events are unfolding in the world – such as hundreds of “executive orders” you’re not privy to because you were focused on gay marriage or some starlet’s latest fling.

So shut off the boob tube and the trendiness and the flow of television sewage, and start using your God given brain to think and to question everything. More importantly get answers and real honest-to-God truth. Learn how to distinguish between truth and propaganda.

Practice what you preach: go join some off grid preppers in the wilds, who actually have set themselves up to live life as it was 150 years ago. See how you like it. There’s no Starbuck’s on the corner, and your nails will get dirty. Go do what you claim to advocate. And stop trying to make the rest of us look like a bunch of criminals.

Maybe when you unearth the real root of things, it will be understood that this is where the axe needs to be laid. If reading this makes you mad, good. People won’t do anything until they finally say, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” Yes, waking up is hard to do.

Personally nothing makes me madder than to suddenly realize that I’m being accused of spoiling the earth for future generations, and to keep hearing it from people who’ve bought into the green agenda, when somebody with a lot more guns, money, and influence than any of us has been doing that all along – then blames us wee folk for it.

Last of all, look up the Georgia Guidestones. When you understand the implications of the so called ideals engraved upon this American Stonehenge, and you can live with that, then by all means, please feel free to go to the head of the line for what is advocated there, if you’re still buying into “green”.

And by all means, tell me how “negative” I’m being because none of this makes you feel good. Believe me, if we don’t come to a consensus in truth, what’s up ahead for all of us is going to feel a lot worse than anything I could ever say to try to get you to be aware of it… After all, it’s not easy being green.

Be Careful What You Ask For; You Just Might Get It

Dear reader, please do peruse and consider Numbers 11 as background before reading the following entry, as some verses quoted will be from this chapter. If possible, read from the King James Version. You’ll see why.

There’s asking, and then there’s complaining. Have you ever been around someone who complains continually about all the people and situations in his or her life, only to step back and observe how that person’s life seems to grow in its burdens and complexity? And the more they complain and attempt to micromanage, the worse it gets. They may even beg for prayer from others, but it is a litany of complaint for which they want a harmonizing choir. The litany, it seems, reads, “my will be done” instead of “Thy will be done”.

Nothing new under the sun, is there?

Some would say these are our best “teachers”. The lesson being dramatized: Don’t be like this.

This chapter reveals a similar situation with Israel in the wilderness. They were being divinely cared for with all their needs met, having been delivered out of a four-hundred year enslavement under Pharaoh in Egypt. They were fed with heavenly food. Their clothing and shoes did not wear out. Their response? “…and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.” They had, along with “the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting”.

Don’t you love the KJV way of stating it? There’s just something really punchy about “fell a lusting”!

Ah, the good old days! Nothing like slaving it away under Pharaoh. Now, if memory serves us, it had it’s up side. There were these great little trendy bistros along the Nile. And Pharaoh? Well, he was kind of a hunk – looked a lot like Yul Brynner. But this Moses guy? All we get are these paddy cakes every day. And we’re not even vegetarian! This is boring. Can’t You hear us whining, murmuring, complaining and whimpering? What are we, chopped liver?

That’s what “fell a lusting” looks like. It’s spiritually adulterous – that’s why the KJV trumps, where other translations use such expressions as “greedy desire” and “strong cravings”.

It goes beyond a failure to count your blessings. It is a denial of divine blessing and a failure to acknowledge His hand in the midst of perhaps, well yes, maybe less than ideal circumstances – yet the very thing needed to work the greater work of Grace in us. To fall a lusting is a slap in the face of God. Israel had been taken out of Egypt. Now Egypt had to be taken out of them! That was what forty years in the wilderness was for, in order to prepare them to receive their inheritance in the Promised Land.

How soon we forget!

So what happens? God says, “OK, you want ‘flesh’? Well, guess what? You got what you asked for, and more!”

“Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days; But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the Lord which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?”

So back to that acquaintance (maybe even another believer) who whines about everything, and life for him/her only gets worse. In principle the same thing happens to them as it did to the Israelites.

Sometimes if we don’t see what God is doing, or acknowledge with awareness and gratitude His Grace in our life as He moves us through the “desert”, He needs to get out the tough love when we’re not seeing things from His perspectives. He has His ways of cracking us so that the light can come streaming into our darkness in order to dispel (dis-spell?!) it, and we can see His deeper plan for our life – which isn’t always the way we think the Google map ought to lead us. God doesn’t need our Google map. He’s driving the chariot and it has GPS – God’s Providential System.

So the quail fell from the sky. There were “waterfalls” of quail, a flood of quail. It rained quail in buckets for days. The winds blew in (are you ready for this?) quail mail!

Symbols are often universal in their meanings. Quail interestingly can symbolize both group or familial harmony. There was little harmony in this event in the family of God. It was a rather dis-harmonious litany of grievances against the Lord. Oddly enough this little bird also symbolizes either love or lust! And there you have it – they went a lusting, so they wound up consuming their “flesh response” to God’s good in its symbolic form, and it eventually consumed them. So, put up a wail and you may wind up eating quail. If that’s better than eating crow, I do not know!

Be careful what you ask for (and how you ask for it); you just might get it.

Oh, the price of ingratitude…

It’s really for the birds!

Ferreting Out New Age Deception

As someone who stumbled into the New Age movement after I was born again, and got mired in it for about 12 years, it’s important for me to share some things that I learned over those years, in hope that other unsuspecting Christians won’t get sucked into it. At the outset let me just offer that the New Age movement is where the dark side likes to pal up to nice people with a spiritual heart. If he couldn’t sink your ship with overt sin, then he gets out the subtle deceptions.

The bottom line to keep in mind when discerning any of these things is this: demonically inspired false religions or teachings eagerly and often subtly convince people that sin is not a problem, and that they do not need a Savior.

Pray continually for the Holy Spirit’s guidance in all things, and for discernment on teachers or teachings! Here are a few basic clues, in the form of questions that can be asked when encountering “new” ideas – especially many web posts, You Tube videos, and thousands of websites that support these “new old” ideas. Be aware of the red flags within. Ask prayerfully:

  • Do they speak of Jesus as God incarnate, the Shepherd who became the Lamb to seek and to save the lost sheep, or is He simply marginalized as another great teacher, master, avatar, or just a symbol who didn’t really exist?
  • Do they acknowledge sin as rebellion against God resulting in separation from Him, and consequent fall and entrapment to the devil, the world, and the flesh? Or do they redefine it as something that really isn’t that important, such as a “mistake” or just being “disconnected from love”?
  • Do they acknowledge the need for salvation?
  • Do they embrace what I like to call the “3 R’s: Reconciliation to God, Redemption through Jesus Christ, and Restoration by the power of the Holy Spirit”?
  • Do they teach repentance?
  • Do they clearly proclaim the Cross for what it is (more than a symbol)?

Realize how subtle deception is in these days! The devil, whose works Jesus Christ came to destroy, was given the eviction notice at Calvary when we were ransomed by the Blood of the Lamb. So expect things to become stranger and stranger as the “end of the occupation” unfolds. He and his minions have had thousands of years to develop their propaganda and lies. So call upon the Lord for discernment and wisdom, and learn to wield the weapons of our warfare, which are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of fortresses!

Think: Scripture! Prayer! Holy Spirit!

Remember that your enemy is very, very real. He has a lot of mouthpieces out there these days promoting – to the undiscerning – that he either does not exist, or that he may even be the good guy in the story.

Surrender your life and your will to the Lord Jesus Christ continually, that He may guide you and gift you with His Righteousness and His Wisdom. The Holy Spirit is given to those who ask, and teaches us all things, as well as bringing to mind all that Jesus taught us as He walked this lonesome valley as one of us!

Examine yourself to see whether you are in the faith. This cannot be done often enough. Stay in God’s revealed Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to help with understanding it. God willingly gives His wisdom to those who ask! Study and pray with other sincere and awake believers – learn and discern together.

Awaken! Observe the trends and politics of Earth from the high ground of the Kingdom of Heaven. Watch and pray always. Promote and live what is right in the eyes of God. Remember with and in Jesus – My kingdom is not of this world; I must be about my Father’s business; I am an ambassador of reconciliation; in Christ I only say and do what I hear my Heavenly Father saying and doing; My eye, heart, mind and strength are “single” in this, as I love not the world, nor do I serve mammon, but God alone.

Whom Seek Ye?

(John 18:7)

What a different question Jesus asks, other than encouraging seeking for its own sake! It’s very popular today to be a self proclaimed “spiritual seeker”. The question is, has the Lord Jesus found you? Have you heard His knock at the door of your heart, and have you opened to Him? Or is it preferable to be on the endless search, where you’re told you are only seeking your “true” self, and that this Jesus myth only symbolizes the real you that you haven’t found yet?

That is perhaps a question that needs to be faced by seekers.

So the Jesus story is a myth, eh? Nice try. You, dear reader, have been “myth-informed”, if that is your perception. It is a great passtime, however, to keep seeking after spiritual experiences, ear tickling teachers, techniques for opening other dimensions, encountering “aliens”, and so forth. That way He becomes one among many, and there is no obligation to call Him Lord if you choose to be a seeker and not a disciple – especially to a mere myth.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1) Paul calls a spade a spade on this one, telling it like it is. There is some serious reality which the church is supposed to be dealing with! Is our mission His? “…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8) Or has the church become just another mini mart full of spiritual junk food for seekers?

This popular idea of Jesus being one among many may be interesting I suppose, yet seems rather a compromise, nothing new, to anyone who has experienced the REALITY of Jesus Christ revealing Himself to the inner being.

The prince of this world will use any tactic to downplay Jesus, for it was He Who has already crushed the head of the serpent at Calvary, and that these other “mythological heroes” did not do. Krishna did not ransom you, nor did Buddha. There is only one Savior and Lord, only one name under heaven, given among men whereby we must be saved. (See Acts 4:12.)

Yet how many seekers even admit that there’s any need to be saved?

Much of what’s been put out there by the new age movement, as to these parallels with mythological characters as “gods” (see video link below), bears little if any resemblance whatsoever to Jesus the Christ, except they have been stretched to do so in the minds of the unsuspecting. There are Christian ministries which at times seem to want to compromise and marginalize the Lord due to the demands of their “seeker friendly” mega church members who may be allowed to cling to these tales. It’s as if the church has become some sort of vendor and the customer is always right. Does that sound like something against which the gates of hell shall never prevail?

Is this what the Ekklesia – the holy ones called out from not only the world but the religious Jezebel system – is all about?

Once that Revelation of Jesus Christ – such as was given by God the Father to Simon Peter – sinks in, it is real inner knowing, a deep conviction where belief morphs into living faith. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 NASB) The Revelation of Jesus Christ forever seals the Truth, searing with the fire of the Holy Spirit assurance and conviction into the heart and the mind of the one to whom Christ reveals Himself.

“Seekers” need to answer Jesus’ question, “Whom seek ye?” especially for themselves. For some are ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of Him Who is the Truth. The world always has been one big disorganized Theosophical Society. That is nothing new – except that this world wide organization has merely taken up the formalization, teaching, and disseminating of seeking and experimentation with various spiritual techniques in the 20th and 21st centuries. Let the buyer beware.

If you “seek seeking”, then you have what you ask for and can never truly know Him, until He lets you know He’s been seeking you, you hear Him knock, and you open the door to Him! “ Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20). Once that truly happens, what is the point in anymore seeking – except to seek to know Him more and more deeply?

When Jesus makes Himself known, that’s the end of the search, the end to the seeking. “They that seek Me shall find Me who seek Me with all their heart”. In His unmistakeable Light, all other mere reflections – if they can even be called that – grow dim and must bow to Him.

The following remarks by Oswald Chambers hit the nail on the head. He states, ”Once you have truly seen Jesus, you will never be the same. If you see Jesus as He really is, experiences can come and go, yet you will endure ‘as seeing Him who is invisible’ (Hebrews 11:27). Have you seen Jesus? If so, you will want others to see Him too. ‘And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either’ (Mark 16:13). When you see Him, you must tell, even if they don’t believe.” –Oswald Chambers, from My Utmost for His Highest. (For the full version go to http://utmost.org/have-you-seen-jesus/) It is well worth it to meditate on what he says in this link.

Often seekers cannot see and do not seek because they seek after a perception or preconception of Him at best, not Jesus as He truly is.

With John the Baptist we direct the seekers to “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) Beholding means to gaze as with wide open eyes as at something remarkable, and signifies an earnest and continued inspection. That’s something close to what “beholding” Jesus means.

Here’s a humorous video satire on the idea of Jesus Christ being just a figment of the Christian imagination, merely another among the world’s “sun” gods. It is produced by the Lutheran church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0-EgjUhRqA

Where Is Your Treasure? There Is Your Heart

Living is in the giving, not the getting and the hoarding. Therefore, cease listening to worldly men who do not know Me and are full of mixed messages. They claim to represent My kingdom, but their way is of the world, and they have brought it into the religious systems. Their intentions may be good, but they have their priorities backwards as far as the Kingdom of Heaven is concerned, as they encourage others to store up material riches for themselves, and move through life based upon the trends of a world and a finite reality which always changes and passes away.

When I say, lay not up treasures on earth, that is exactly what I mean. There are no ifs ands or buts about it. My “law” is far different than the recommendations of the worldly wise, yes, even the ones in the churches who fly under the banner of “good stewardship”. Always ask yourself, how does Jesus direct on these matters? For as the entire world goes into financial collapse, it will not matter how much money, gold, or silver you have; it will be worthless.

Follow the heavenly wisdom, not the way of the world, for the world is passing away, and everything that you have known to be “normal” is dissolving. Indeed it must be so. Wise is the one who lays up spiritual treasure, for there no moth nor rust can have its way; neither can the thief come in to rob and destroy.

You are of My Kingdom which is not of this world. Neither are its ways governed by the world. My people are to live free of its strangleholds and its beliefs in scarcity. For have I not taught you that I came to show you the way to abundant life? And if that is so, then it is imperative to learn how our kingdom works, what its principles and laws are. My way is the path of freedom. It is not found in clinging to the mammon you were never created to serve or to possess – through which evil can possess you as a lure to love it.

Let it alone. Trust in Me to sustain you. Those who are attached to having and hoarding will call foolish those who love Me and desire with their whole heart to follow Me in all things, even to the relinquishment and renunciation of the material goods which control the world.

It is in giving you receive. Our Father is always giving forth. He never thinks about what He can get. Are you not created in His image? He directs us to consider the lilies, the grass of the field, and the birds of the air, who are more than amply provided for in their simple estate in life and in their purposes amongst all things. This is how I lived when I walked among men, by divine principle and understanding, even in the midst of a perverse generation. I lead you now in the same Way. I direct you to seek first the Kingdom of our Father and his righteousness; all else will follow.

So I ask you again, where is your treasure? For there is your heart.

Practical Ways To Live Long And Prosper

This is a holistic compilation of some things I have learned over the years for enhancing life, and many are still works in progress. I admit to being “in practice” and not “perfect” on many points, yet I hope you will not mind my offering them.

  1. Put God first – have a spiritual practice first thing in the morning. Then trust, pray, meditate, seek only truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, even if it’s painful. Surrender your life and ego-will to Him. Keep that hotline open to the Man Upstairs at all times. Always seek God in all things. He runs the Universe, not you. Meditate on the serenity prayer and apply it.
  2. Keep on the sunny side.
  3. Be a giver, not a taker, or a scavenger. Give and it is given to you.
  4. Practice gratitude continually and consistently.
  5. Be an encourager and someone who expresses appreciation. So shall it be to you.
  6. Practice honor, respect, and integrity. Life will then give them back to you.
  7. Be willing to apologize and own up to offenses. This is the first lesson in humility and the secret gift it is will make itself known to you.
  8. Practice loving people you don’t like and who don’t like you.
  9. Catch yourself when making excuses, and stop doing it. (That includes the remark preceding this one.)
  10. Never make New Year’s resolutions.
  11. Learn about real nutrition: your food is either your death or your medicine.
  12. Stay away from processed and junk foods.
  13. Eat organic, whole foods whenever possible.
  14. Avoid most grains.
  15. Learn about healthy fats and include them in your diet.
  16. Eliminate sweets and starches entirely, especially when processed and/or refined.
  17. Read labels on the food you are about to buy.
  18. Avoid all fast foods.
  19. Drink a little red wine. If it was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for you.
  20. Coffee doesn’t hurt either!
  21. Keep it simple – in foods and in life.
  22. Do 30 minutes a day moderate cardio exercise. Walking is great.
  23. Get fresh air and sunlight daily.
  24. Keep as unstressed as possible.
  25. Get the amount of sleep you need during the hours you need it. Not everyone is an early bird! Create the day that is right for you.
  26. Stay off the computer for 3 to 4 hours before going to sleep. It can be a source of agitation and radiation causing insomnia. Same goes for television, or the iPhone, or the iPad, etc.
  27. Stop listening to the news. Most of it is propaganda. If anything important goes down that effects you, you’ll know it soon enough. Make your own news. Practice creativity.
  28. Read the classics…
  29. Avoid, leave behind, and never return to toxic relationships. Learn when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. That includes not only personal relationships but organizations and jobs which no longer work.
  30. Shun all arguing. There are no winners. Conflict is futile.
  31. Stay out of controversial things you cannot control.
  32. Surround yourself with “upbeat rather than the beat up” people. That doesn’t mean being unsympathetic; it means ferreting out perpetual whiners. Be up beat yourself and the universe will smile upon you.
  33. Study alternative health modalities and apply them.
  34. Avoid all vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
  35. Drink pure filtered un-fluoridated water when thirsty. The 8 glasses a day thing may do more harm than good.
  36. Keep yourself and your environment simple and clean without being fanatical about it.
    Don’t be afraid to say no to your doctor. You are in charge of your health. You pay the doctor, not the other way around. Allopathic medicine is a religion. Study its history and its tenets. If you are comfortable with that, then buy in without asking questions.
  37. Think for yourself. Try it. You’ll like it. It is invigorating.
  38. When it comes to making changes in life, let them unfold; do not force them.
  39. Take up a new “path of creativity”. Choose one positive thing that you can do differently and practice it until it is a habit. It will unfold other changes that will bless you.
  40. Learn the difference between “I’ll do everything possible” and “I’ll do everything I can.” There is a big difference, and eventually you’ll change the message you tell yourself.
  41. Read this list and the Sermon on the Mount every day. They will seed themselves in your consciousness and more than enhance your life.
  42. Heal yourself with music.