Thu, 11 Jul 2013
TECHNOLOGY AS EVOLUTION
One boy exclaimed to another, “I know that song. It’s ‘War Pigs’ the group Cake sings that song.” “Are you kidding?” responded his friend, “It’s that the group with Ozzy Osborn.” “You wanna bet?” “Bet what?” “A Royal Corral.” “You’re on!” the first boy pressed a few buttons with his fingers on his I-phone and walla, the answered appeared within seconds. Now both teen-age boys has the facts to who sings this particular song which they were listening to on the radio.
One boy is right and the other is wrong. One boy wins a bet while the other needed to realize who had the upper hand. Rather it is in music trivia or deep scientific data, like that which correlates geology, the weather, historical facts, current event, grammar or vocabulary definition, zip code detail, marketing trends, foreign culture, news, political survey- the sky is unlimited. The mainstream is common and considered free knowledge expelled as raindrops from Heaven.
The internet and cyber media has transformed our language. The level and speed information travels across over nations is compared to the speed of light. In relation to our ancestors 2000 years ago this is phenomenal. Access to information as well as God’s word, the Bible; the Scriptures are wide open for everyone to read. In earlier years people need to travel miles to reach a high priest to inquire God’s word for guidance and prophecy information.
What does this mean? How does this affect or faith? What does it mean for the Centurion man (in Mathew 8:5-13) to walk home and believe what Jesus just told him. A better illustration to this concept is to consider the pigeon as the military messenger. In the earlier eras during battle-times minute men use to tie a message around the foot of a pigeon and set him free to fly to the recipient who received the message which was sent. Consider the enemy, how the watchman and guards would wait outside the walls of the territory just to shoot the pigeon down.
The message did not transfer through. Knowledge grows through communication. Does the faith we receive through hearing grows in reflection to this communication? Could we repeat the good news of the Christ as a celebrity image in the face of cyber media in the 21st century? If faith grew at a certain rate for the twelve Apostles, how does that affect our faith today? Consider the rate information travels does this reasoning contribute to the Word of God in the book of Revelation within our generation today? The answer to these questions and provoking thought is yes.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013
The judge adjusts her glasses. She sees the defended and she sees the complainant; and thinks the same thing about the law to herself. ‘Why do they need to pay somebody for this?” She asked herself this question, but she doesn’t deny her paycheck. She has learned to trust the system and follow her lifestyle within the legal conductive manner; moreover, she trusts the process. However, she sees the complainant, a mother and she looks at the defended, the mother’s son; and this case has to do with money.
Again she needs to assess background and character to understand the nature of why a mother would find herself in the right to bring her son to court and sue him for no other reason than money. This is a modern day scenario, but the judge does consider herself a Christian. Jesus we know now was not guilty of any crime. Nevertheless, the fear of knowing the same thing in Jesus’ days while a trustworthy legal system would bring the gravel down towards him giving a judgment for the accusation on Jesus’ life; crucifixion on the cross is terrifying. Knowing that Jesus was innocent, why in this modern day scenario, would a mother’s love for her child feel undignified by the relationship of money? The judge asked the opening question after reviewing the case she decides to start with the defended. She wants to access rather or not she may label him with a good character or not. “Tell me about your relationship with your mother.”
Now we all know that Jesus was silent. He spoke a few words within his trail, but towards false accusation he said nothing. Now if this defended, the son, thought to himself that he was innocent perhaps he would desire to do the same thing which is remain silent. Even if he knew that he rightly owed his mother some money but did not feel that it was righteous for her to bring him to court, he would appeal towards the same view-no argument; silence. We know that Jesus was above reproach because he held his tongue in silence against false witnesses, neither accusing the guilt nor defending the truth. He allowed the law to display itself. Where the law lies between righteous and truth there is a judge. When a mother who may very much love her son find herself between right and wrong towards him there is a judge. Perhaps, she has been through hard times. Perhaps she is simply financially broke and desperately needs money. Perhaps she is trying to teach her son a hard lesson on life, regardless, there is a judge. When our days come between life and truth of death may we pray for the eyes of honest witnesses to hear the goodness of our solid faith? For when all is said the silence of the judge won’t change the circumstances of the gravel coming down on our souls separating those who are knowingly seeing our guilt upon the ones who are claiming to be innocent. After all who claims to be innocent?
Sat, 25 May 2013
We recalled the evidence and testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. There are historical documents verifying his existence and the relationship of this man. There are historical documents of other travelers, voyagers, warriors and famous leaders such as Christopher Columbus, President George Washington, Apostle Paul, Socrates, Shakespeare, and Beethoven. There is real evidence of their lives here on Earth. However, in today’s present era, history is being recorded differently. If we look at the voyage of Armstrong to the moon, or the civil right speeches of Martin Luther King, we have photos, recorded tapes, videos of their conquest and work here on Earth.
Today we are recording history differently with the technology of the Internet, cell phone’s text messages (which are legal documents), photography, televised media; we have moving pictures capturing the days we have here on Earth.
Today everything is measured differently. We have a new philosophy of science.
Today we have reached a new frontier.
Today our past embrace our present.
Today is also being reflected as The Last Days of Age. For the most part, theologies and philosophers are considering today the end times as recorded in the Book of Revelation in the Bible.
Today answers predecessors of yesterday, moreover, the way it is being recorded will be remembered like no other era in human’s time.
The Meaning of Easter
Mon, 01 Apr 2013
OUR SALVATION, THE PROSECUTOR; OUR DEFENSE THE CROSS
There is a central point when one tries to understand the life, trail and death of our Savior Jesus Christ. First there is a perspective of the situation looking at it from Jesus’ point of view. We will spend the rest of eternity wrapping our minds around this concept. Then there is a perspective of the heart and mentality of the religious leaders during those days; the Jews & the Pharisees. Did the Pharisees knowing their sins purposely crucified our Savior Jesus Christ or where they blinded by their pride? Either way we are left with the same results, nevertheless, this is an important argument to ponder and a subject which I desire to take some time to think about.
I plan to write a series of articles and lessons on this topic. I will look at the crucifixion of our savior from the perspective that the Pharisees knowingly put Jesus to death on the cross. I will also take into consideration and look at this point in history as if the religious leaders were completely blind and were not aware of their level of wrong within their act of the crucifixion. This is the point which Jesus stated while he was lying on the cross about ready to die. (Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do). Nevertheless, Caiaphas realized the value of one man’s dying for the cause of many others. Looking at the perspective of all these points truly reveals where the guilt of our sins lies on our hearts today.
Moreover, we are better equipped to examine our own hearts if we consider what God’s word says about us at the level of the cross. These essays/articles will be able to help us get in touch with the moral of right and wrong is within ourselves. Somewhat as the convictions of watching the movie “The Passion of Christ” for the seventh time; we will get in touch with our hearts at a profound level.
I hope to examine and express the gospel on a level whereby philosophically and spiritually statements of truths are not lost in the writing.
Springtime; Season of Ressurction
Thu, 21 Mar 2013
SEASON OF RESSURECTION; SPRINGTIME ESTABLISHMENT
What is the resurrection for? “At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed,’ Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he fell on his knees and cried out, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he said that, he fell asleep.
Acts 7: 57-60 NIV
And this happened after the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Today is over 2000 years later; what will it finally take? How can we as a species or a race deny the central purpose of Jesus Christ’s life here on this Earth? “When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’ Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Chris for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2: 37,38 NIV
Should this not be the natural response to any human being? Where does the cross touch us? Are we able to justify the act of religious leaders during the era of Jesus Christ life here on this Earth? Keep searching through the words of these articles. There will be depth study of why religious leader felt justified or guiltless towards the act of rebelliousness to the Son of the Living God.
Sat, 16 Feb 2013
Who will make it to Heaven how many souls remain condemn? This is determined by whom the Savior Jesus Christ awakes from their sleep after they die. We see all who are here and realize that Jesus will awake all who have already died at one-time (the Rapture) even while human remains here on Earth or he will awake the dead in a series of time (Judgment Day; not to be considered different from the Rapture)
awakening those who are dead at first and gathering those who are still alive on Earth today, and then continuing to take those who remain on Earth after such a day when they finally die. As long as there are humans here alive on earth, we will see several endings of ages, generations, eras, Armageddon such days will happen to end the convenient of The New Testament. Unless there is such a day when all human species dies and there are no humans left here on Earth; we will see the meaning of humans being judged and saved into the rapture of the wind or still be condemned without knowledge or unawareness of their salvation made through our King and Savior Jesus Christ.
This is to be true based on the testimony of Jesus Christ being the reason for salvation and raised from the dead over 2000 years ago. There are three great mysteries about the prophecy of Revelation in the 21<sup>st</sup> century:
1) All humans will have knowledge and awareness of our God in Heaven. (The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and the little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat a straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on the holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.) Isaiah 11: 6-9 NIV
2) This nation, The United States of America, is the gathering of the twelve tribes of Israel from the four corners of the world. (Reflection of Scriptures of Revelation 5: 9, 10/ 14: 6, 7/ 22:1-5) 3) Not all are saved, nor all will be saved.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013
There is a balance with our love for money and our priority of spirituality. Money has a way of always giving us the easy way out. This cannot be our mentality if we are to win the crown of eternal life. If we consider Heaven our goal we must put on the mindset of eternity. This is the basic pathway for all of Jesus disciples, and the course we must take to be saved. When you wrap your mind around eternity it gives a whole new perspective of reality today. This life is a marathon. It takes a constant course at a simple pace. The morality of consistent discipline and daily habits must be obtained to overcome the total obstacles within the entire race.
Many individuals get frustrated and upset because they feel as if they can’t finish the race. They are excited and eager to set a course, however they become “burned out” and dismay. They don’t realize that they are running as if they are racing a sprint. “Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing I must do to get eternal life?” “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.” “Which ones?” the man inquired. Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” “All these I have kept.” The young man said. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come. Follow me.”
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. (Mathew 19:16-22 NIV)
This man desired to be right with God but became extremely sad. This is a primary example of the mistake in his philosophy of becoming righteous. Why should he have to give up his earthly treasures? It is good that he was sad, but I suppose that he may even become angry and upset at both Jesus and God for telling him such a heavy portion of truth. There is a reason why Jesus said it is harder for a rich man to go to Heaven than for a camel to go through an eye of a needle. It was as if the man felt that he could buy a stairway to heaven.
How unfair it seems to him that he should have to pay such a high price for a pathway of salvation.
The Fruit Garden; I Sing of Joy
Tue, 01 Jan 2013THE FRUIT GARDEN; I SING OF JOY
As dance is to music; happiness is to joy. You may be traveling through trouble & sorrow while still carrying the characteristic of joy. Your eyes cry in sadness and your eyes tears in joy. The eyes are the window to the soul. They bring light into the body. The colors of reality are reflected through the concepts of joy.
As an eternal fire; as a passion of life, this is the fruit of joy. You may celebrate with emotions in movement which gives a dancing behavior that gives attention towards feeling of endearment.
Nothing is lost with change of theme or music style while you sing a song without activity of dancing to the music. Likewise to the music playing, this does not stop an eternal fire of the Holy Spirit expressing the fruit of joy when the song is no longer playing.
The spirit of joy is everlasting in the eternal flames of life; through the wedding as well as the funeral, through birth as well as discipline. It brings strength in the times of enduring pain. It also gives hope when darkness covers the hours, somewhat as a distance lighthouse on a starless night on an empty harbor.
The fashion of joy glows, forever gives as candlelight to the dark room in an environment of spiritual philanthropy.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012
I saw some Jehovah Witnesses today walking by on the sidewalk within a neighborhood. It is a Saturday morning, temperature was fair; good day for either yard work or even to sleep in. You may dread having one of these sects of people ringing your door bell before 10am on a weekend morning.
You may dread hearing their faith, holding their Watchtower, listening to their religion being force fed into your stomach. These people may carry a god virtue within your conscience or a negative goad within your percipient.
However, you cannot help but to notice this group of people convictions. It has been around 2000 years since such a cause was made to approach people one-on-one to win over their faith. Something a man name Jesus did many centuries ago started a movement within the human race. It had a ripple effect.
First there’s a spark then there’s a fire. And the flames continue to burn.
The light continues to carry a message; a meaning, a crisis. This is revolutionary and yet simple. It is genocide but yet has a style of reverence. It is pure and illuminating.
These men on the sidewalk have been carrying the torch like in the Olympics, as through a race which has been going on for two millenniums.
Fruit Garden; Patiencely a Day
Fri, 02 Nov 2012
THE FRUIT GARDEN: PATIENTLY A DAY
It touches our ears, the wind, which moves pass us to let us know life. It breaks through the silence; the emptiness within the voices of unwanted souls. There are those who are unloved, undesired, not attractive enough, and less important. Humans which seem to reflect the waste within humanity; is this possible?
Think about it for a moment, are there any humans who are not worth the precious gift of life? Is it conceivable, does anyone, but God, decides who are not worth living, loving…saving? The moments pass and another death enter through the gates of time. It could be a “John Doe”. How are we able to consider the concept of a “John Doe”, an unknown person? It could be a hungry child, an innocent life which bites the dust.
They pass into the next life because this world did not think enough of them to feed them food. The mindset that Mother Nature does not provide enough food for all life form upon this Earth pompously wrong; yet and still people die of starvation, a hunger cry to hear another voice of one whom loves them. Perhaps another moment pass and another homeless elder finish their time upon this Earth, thus: it will not be my Mother or Dad.
Who will be those unloved and forgotten soul, “Eleanor Rigby”, let’s make another Beatle’s hit. What does all of this jaguar have in common? What is the meaning of these thoughts? If we sit still for a moment and pause, carry our being into a higher level of conciseness, simply wait within the traffic of our days as a working class American; middle class parent, civilized citizen, a human being. If we pause for a moment within our daily lives and pray, we may touch far more than we can comprehend, further out than the areas of clouds.
Do we have the patience or capacity to connect this intimately with another human being? Not just a lover, but a stranger; not just a love one, but a neighbor, our emptiness within our community, can we feel them? Do we want too? Are we willing? Can we have the patience to touch someone afar daily simply through a prayer? Do we care enough to? Besides, if some of us did could that make a difference, cause a change, have a ripple effect? It would be interesting to simply try and find out.
Sat, 06 Oct 2012
THE FRUIT GARDEN: THE BEAUTIFUL FRUIT OF GENTLNESS
My wife says that she doesn’t have an ounce of grace in her body. She says this while she femininely moves so elegantly across the room. Her compassion and sensitive persona allows mercy and forgiveness to every person whom she meets. She is always able to see the problem within a story from another’s person’s perspective. My friend and one of my groomsmen in my wedding remember meeting my wife or girlfriend at the time and notice how beautifully she carried her charisma. He said, “She has a way as a way of daintily bouncing across the room when she walks.” Her overall personality is extremely gentle and this adds a quality of grace to her aura; although she does not seem to catch it within herself. It appears as a gentle breeze in the Spring months; a flower fragrance during the mating season, you may notice it as dead leaves dancing and tumbling through the Autumn era of life, snowflakes landing so ever gently upon your face. This type of characteristic is something like a proper key towards a certain melody, or a right musical instrument for a specific song. It gives the right mood or temperature within an atmosphere. Femininely it is notice as grace; masculine it is notice as balance. The good Lord has this nature of balance and grace. You can honor this in His name. It is beautiful. Gentleness is a fruit of God’s spirit.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012
DAY 1 History has revealed God evolving His being within humankind. Through the knowledge of the Bible, we can see God interaction with both individuals and nations. God’s Word was promised to Abraham to bring forth a nation of chosen people whom will have their own land and be a blessing to all other people whom look upon them. T
he 12tribes of Isreal were made which started the beginning of God’s promise. Then the Law was formd to elevate the conscience of humankind. After the death of Moses, the people of Israel were brought into a promise land.
This answered the second part of God’s promise. However, God’s people rejected God for generations through generation. The people of Isreal rebelled against God’s authority. Where in the history of humans does God not fulfill His promise? God says that He will gather His people from all the corners of the Earth.
Where are the people gathered together as God’s chosen people in one nation today; after they were shattered and broken into one remaining tribe of Judah? The Old Testiment looks unto the cross. We’re here in A.D. and we are looking back at the cross. God’s Word is spoken and revealed through His begotten son Jesus Christ. History has never ceased speaking. We, here in America, are God’s lost chosen people which are of the tribes of Isreal.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012
SPRINGTIME; THE REVIVAL SEASON OF LIFE
It is strange how things die in life; some events, occasions, happenings, past & present episodes and personal affairs simple stop and come to an end. Sometimes these things are planned, and sometimes they are unexpected. Needless to say, it is inevitable- things in this sphere simply die.
The entire foundation of my web-site was lost through the reconstruction of my new site. I am not disappointed, like the return of birds to dally the new flowers my site is colorful and awesome. However, there are passages which I feel are important enough to revise. The series of The Fruit Garden pertaining to articles on each fruit of The Holy Spirit, this is something which I will take the time to rewrite. The history of the site is established. We are in Year Two. You may not see Day 1 through Day 4, but the weeks are continuing to grow. The entire nature of my web-site is to show a timeline of my journey as we (as a body) embrace the days of salvation. It is here for open record, public news and historical document of my ministry. The moral of the web-site is to show a beginning and current memory log of how life was revealed through the prophecy and testimony of Jesus Christ who lives as The Son of God. I am a witness to His revelation.
Sat, 18 Aug 2012
THE FRUIT GARDEN: PERSERVERANCE: THE ROOT OF SALVATION No one does a swan dive into falling in love with Jesus. They most likely fall awkwardly, clumsy, withheld, as stumbling over branches on the ground, and falling against their own effort. Without much grace; they fall down.
They are usually within a frantic state of mind, likewise, to a victim, such as a woman, screaming hysterically as if she was being attacked. However, the reality of their state of being is quite antagonistic. It is actually ironic that they’re being saved from condemnation of hell. This factuality does not ease the beauty, love and joy of becoming a Christian.
The nature is complex. The abrasiveness of the act reflects a human original sinful behavior; their natural state of humanity which is a desire to love their own sin. Learning how to untamed sinful habits, this is what appears awkward. The sin seems to be comfortable. The meaning behind this concept brings a solid and strong foundation to the building of one’s salvation; the root of why one fears God and wants to begin to carry their cross develops from this resistance.
We are all called to work out our salvation with fear and tremble. (Reflection Philippians 2:12). It is the gospel and the testimony of Jesus Christ which establish our salvation whereby one receives a firm rock to stand on. “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I (Apostle Paul) preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.
Otherwise, you have believed in vain.” Corinthians 15: 1, 2 NIV It is base on this truth in life that one may become a Christian and become a fighter within their thoughts, emotions, environment, physical nature and worldly realms. They fight through perseverance with their entire soul and their lives straight into eternal light (eternity). This daily and lifetime battle reflects a battle and journey which the United States’ military only dream about. Through this transformation within one’s life, within our lives; we become as Sons of God, and daughters of Zion, to be brought higher into heavenly plains.
We are exalted by The Holy Spirit, not of our own effort, which gives us the zeal to interact in this life here on Earth. This zeal is our fire. Through continuous perseverance we are saved and the light of salvation through The Holy Spirit burns within us. This is the art of God’s Hands within a Christian soul.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012
It for these reasons I speak with a voice within society, to make someone’s life a little more bearable.
I write because God has blessed me with the gift to express myself eloquently through words, and to be able to express emotions, theology, socialites and spirituality.
I am not blessed because I have earned a right to experience reality with a gift.
I have grace, because Christ has fought hard and sovereignty given me an environment in my life to live throughout His Kingdom. It is for these reasons I am a human being whom able to put words here for you to read on paper…and I continue to write.
Fri, 23 Dec 2011
Three great mysteries about the prophecy of Revelation in the 21century:
1) All humans have an awareness of a creator- a knowledge of God; (Reflection Isaiah 11: 6- 9)
2) This nation, The United States of America, is the gathering of the 12 tribes of Israel from the four corners of the world ( a multitude of races)
3) Not all are saved
Sun, 22 Jan 2012
The Grass is Getting Greener- It is still growing; no matter what’s going on in our lives, or in the world around us, the grass will continue to grow, little by little. You may not notice it between hours, but it still grows. Likewise, Christ is still producing disciples; 12 original Tribes of Israel, 12 Gates to Heaven, 12 Apostles.
A Theme Poem: Traffic; Trains, Planes, Children marching- society amoung us speaks as we’re still a part of a bigger picture. His Words are eternal, yet still the same. Our form of communication may changee, but His Words are still the same.
Days between conversations, seconds between thoughts & spoken language- Internet, Phone, Television & Radio, first there was S.O.S., and here we are today, still called to honor the Sabbath.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012
WHO IS SHEPHERD? WHY IN AMERICA?
Where are the lost tribes of Israel? They are here in America. In the United States, we have all tongues, all races, all ethics, all nationality and every type of creed. Why do we feel that God would allow history to form in such a way? “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the people; nations will rally to him and his place of rest will be glorious. In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of sea.” Isaiah 11:6-11 Has God ever revealed a promise and been unfaithful to fulfill it? Has God address the issue of all nations being gathered to one land to seek Him and know His name? Was not this a promise of God?
God is faithful. All His being is here to establish a glory which will never fade, and never pass away. “He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth.” Isaiah 11:12 What does this mean to you? What does this mean to us as a people? Who are we when we look into the history of our ancestors? What does Jesus think when he looks down upon this nation? America, the U. S. A., do you feel that Jesus is please with us? Are we the riches nation of the world, yet poorest nation within our spirit?
Did our ancestors fight and die for a noble cause? We are still able to make this a win-win conclusion within our history. Let us not be asleep within the journey of fate. Let our eyes open to see the victory which Jesus has over our salvation. Let us embrace the present miracle of our age. “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: ‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown. Israel was holy to the Lord, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them’, declares the Lord. Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, all you clans of the house of Israel. This is what the Lord says: ‘What fault did your fathers find in me, that they strayed so far from me?
They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves. They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord, who brought us up out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness, through a land of desert and rifts, a land of drought and darkness, a land where no one travels and no one lives?’ I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruits and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.”
Thu, 08 Mar 2012
Fruit Garden: Love- Eternal Water of Life
As it is expressed, a picture is worth a thousand words; then the reality of love is as a video of a film being displayed. One must listen to the lyrics to appreciate the song, while the meaning of love engulfs the entire mood, feeling and idea expressed through the music. It is the type of instrument being played as well as the silence and pauses between each note. You cannot comprehend the meaning of love simply by giving it a definition. It is as water slipping through your hands, or grasping the wind whereby it moves in any direction, north and then east.
Love is a fruit of the Holy Spirit which needed to be dramatically demonstrated for the human heart to embrace the meaning. A dying Son of God on a cross, while he is forgiving the world for the very act; this is God’s way of displaying love. It is important to realize that love cannot be grammatically understood. It expands pass logic and gives infinite perceptive beyond a mathematical language. Love is simply expressed and demonstrated through acts of human character and behavior. It is a discussion towards a mate; established through promise in wedding vows, then becomes the decision of commitment and sacrifices given as the courtship turns into marriage. This relationship then transpires into families. Love is without boundaries, yet, it can be bound and delineate through an existence of a living God.
God is love and without Him there is no love. The best basic illustration of unconditional love within A safe, caring environment for growth and repentance is shown through the example of 12Steps programs & 12Steps meetings. AA, NA, OA, SA and other 12Steps Anonymous Meeting are pure examples of brotherly & sister-to-sister love.
Here no one is turned down, no matter how ugly their sin may appear. There never given limits of grace, and members always are welcomed with open arms towards repentance. The fellowship in addition to following a personal program reveals a clear model of forgiveness plus spiritual principles which allows one nature to grow; thus allows love to continue to grow. It is because of pureness found in the program through Tradition Three, “The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.” & Tradition Five, “Each group has but one primary purpose- to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.” That love is able to survive and then grow. Love nurtures, protects and establish humility. It is reflected anytime these principles are revealed. It never fails, never dies, nor displays prideful character. It is an eternal emotion. <strong>(Reflection I Corinthians 13: 4-10)
Thu, 09 Feb 2012
Most process for growth has a beginning; a starting point which, step by step follows a procedure somewhat in an orderly fashion. However, when you write a business plan you start from a retospective or reverse pattern.
You begin the plan from the end, the goal, as an end-game philosophy. Suppose God had this mindset when He spoke the words in the Book of Revelations. Suppose God made a business plan with His creation as the market product?
Suppose God made an arragement with Satan to purchase His children with the price of His Son’s blood?
Suppose God bargined a deal with humans to pay the price for their sins before they were overcharged in a debt growing on a pathway towards spiritual bankruptcy?
Suppose our God is a wise business Creator?
This would make a high-calling for the market of humankind’s salvation.
We cannot earn our justification for our salvation; the price is too high. The gracious Lord paid for it with the blood of His son. We cannot be righteous enough to be saved, nor so good that we are right.
We are wrong and in a sinful nature which is destine for self-destruction.
What a paradox the Apostle Paul saw when he knew that he was a wretched man.
The salvation we found by grace through Jesus Christ we must accept and that state of acceptance starts as a decision.
The seed of that decision gives fruits to repent which yields crops towards baptism and a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Through this merit we are found saved and established into the light as Sons (& Daughters) of God.
THE FRUIT GARDEN: PERSERVERANCE: THE ROOT OF SALVATION
No one does a swan dive into falling in love with Jesus. They most likely fall awkwardly, clumsy, withheld, as stumbling over branches on the ground, and falling against their own effort. Without much grace; they fall down. They are usually within a frantic state of mind, likewise, to a victim, such as a woman, screaming hysterically as if she was being attacked. However, the reality of their state of being is quite antagonistic. It is actually ironic that they’re being saved from condemnation of hell. This factuality does not ease the beauty, love and joy of becoming a Christian.
The nature is complex. The abrasiveness of the act reflects a human original sinful behavior; their natural state of humanity which is a desire to love their own sin. Learning how to untamed sinful habits, this is what appears awkward. The sin seems to be comfortable. The meaning behind this concept brings a solid and strong foundation to the building of one’s salvation; the root of why one fears God and wants to begin to carry their cross develops from this resistance. We are all called to work out our salvation with fear and tremble. (Reflection Philippians 2:12). It is the gospel and the testimony of Jesus Christ which establish our salvation whereby one receives a firm rock to stand on. “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I (Apostle Paul) preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.
Otherwise, you have believed in vain.” Corinthians 15: 1, 2 NIV It is base on this truth in life that one may become a Christian and become a fighter within their thoughts, emotions, environment, physical nature and worldly realms. They fight through perseverance with their entire soul and their lives straight into eternal light (eternity). This daily and lifetime battle reflects a battle and journey which the United States’ military only dream about.
Through this transformation within one’s life, within our lives; we become as Sons of God, and daughters of Zion, to be brought higher into heavenly plains. We are exalted by The Holy Spirit, not of our own effort, which gives us the zeal to interact in this life here on Earth. This zeal is our fire. Through continuous perseverance we are saved and the light of salvation through The Holy Spirit burns within us. This is the art of God’s Hands within a Christian soul.
Anthony Shepherd Brown
This is my gift. This is where I need to be. I speak to the world through writing while cultivating in prayers and fellow-shipping the spread of the gospel over Internet.