The Balance

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Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. 11 Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


It’s attractive … Isn’t it. To live like gods; being judge and juror of our very own live story; determining right from wrong and implementing those standards as laws to be enforced, or the ultimatum. Written off as insignificant like a stand alone tree waiting to die for the sake of being finished…..”what is the point?”. Swearing an oath to an unknown God to “tell the truth, nothing but the truth, so help me”. Complying with societies evolvement for the sake of harmony while it institutes the influence of a One World America, only, with multiple labels. Can you feel the desire to establish dominance? Intimidate by way of provoking to “fear” the one…that falls, alone. Evil says, “Now, I have control; their emotions are at my disposal, worship me!”. Again, Evil speaks, “The coin is my tact and their emotion…my desire.”. And once more, Evil utters, “How shall I groom this Wife of God’s Son for my pleasure, this, ‘mother of all living’ who stands alone?“.

God is the Canyon that provides shelter and a balanced environment for the Caddo Maple tree that signifies our creation is not alone; looking at our photo from Ben. As soon as we think ourselves to be something when we are nothing, we become vulnerable to the deception of not needing our shelter. When we are unlearned; undereducated about the way our emotional make-up is; leaves us without the shelter of God to protect our environment and for evil to achieve its’ purpose. Just as our countries are vulnerable to the seduction of sexy whispers to commit acts of violence…so too are we susceptible to the belief of correcting it, alone.


1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another. For each one will bear his own load. The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.”– Galatians 6:1-10


I pray we do not mistake knowing where our predator is and how to antidote the course of an evil nature, into good. As parents we either fail to appropriately educate our youth about their sexuality as they experience unfamiliar chemical processes within their bodies to practice self-control or shy away from it because our youth becomes blushed at finding out that we know, “what is going on”! This grievous failure as self-controlled mature adults carries over into prostitution, molestation, rape, murder, bestiality, lying, lawlessness, incarceration, suicide! WHERE IS OUR CARE?!! There are barriers, boundaries, and “SHELTER” for a reason! We need to educate and protect our youth! Also, on that same line of education and protection we need to immerse the love of God on the person or people that appears to be predators. But our predator does not come in the form of flesh and blood, but will use our flesh and blood to destroy and devour the lives around us to achieve its desire. We must master that! Let’s live in the balance of the God of our salvation in Jesus Christ!

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight.
When pride comes, then comes dishonor,
But with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:1-2

 

Educational Genius

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NASA may educate on our temporarily ever evolving world and universe, but what about outside of time? And Elon Musk may have designed and engineered SpaceX and explore the vast cosmos to discover the future, but what about eternality? When will we become educated on life beyond time, and the cosmos? How will technology advance to communicate with God and recognize the sound of His voice? What is knowledge?

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“This is where you want to be”- as the movie “The Greatest Showman” would sing in exclamation! Check it out…where we are here and now on Earth is the greatest show of God’s glory at work, but nothing to compare with the glory we’ll experience with Him after our dream reality here. Pray that the heightened high of this life doesn’t consume us in idolatry. There is a responsibility when claiming the belief of having the gift of an eternal life. To become the least bit educated about life’s afterlife we’ll need to kill you (just kidding – don’t drink the Kool-Aid). We’ll need to trust God at His Word. Our enemies approach to devour and destroy life as we know it is to challenge our trust when completely devoted to God.

Enemy: “kshh – commence operation drink the Kool-Aid”; “kshh – that’s uh big 10/4”

Right now, at this very moment and moments after there is someone experiencing the agonizing torment of torture that brings so much pleasure to an evil characteristic demon feeding off that persons pain. This is a Salvational Engineer’s war against what is not flesh and blood. How do we combat against something we do not see? Watch this! Each of us have a chemical response to what we feel, touch, taste, see, and hear that floods our God given mind to reason. An enemy with the know-how to instill the chemical virus of catastrophic events in a person’s life will break them down to control their environment until that pleasure of sin, is satisfied. To give you an example of this would be painfully “R-rated”, but we need help to fight the right enemy! ….It will come in a future blog. The verse every Salvational Engineer should memorize is Genesis 4:7.


If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”


The desire of sin in our lives, is at the door of our own “skins”. And each and every soul is gifted with the responsibility to steward their bodies according to the will of God’s awesome design. That design is written in the blood of “LOVE“. So, we shouldn’t make the mistake in thinking that the dust beneath our feet is all there is….just because the color doesn’t quite replicate the color of “Gold” we’ll eventually walk on. Revelation 21:21.


And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.


The Holy Spirit in our believing souls will educate us on eternal matters if we’re willing to listen, focus, and respond appropriately to the call of “Jesus”, the ‘Salvational Engineer’! The Spirit of Jesus is living in our transformed souls to educate us about all things. Not just about our salvation from this life. And just as there is a law demanding order here, there is a law demanding order there. How do we think that serpent knew to ask questions that would ultimately cause our condemnation? That serpent had knowledge that we did not yet have! No matter, our God is the wisdom of knowledge and Creator of it….so what do we have to fear when “brow-beating” our opponent. Thanks be to God we have the gift of an eternal life through the Body and Blood of Jesus to get to know the Holy Spirit that enlightens us to the truth about His Genius! Read the gospel of John….that is our assignment as we spare in the ring of the invisible. Always in the love of Christ….

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Conversion

Welcome to the point in ones life where a human being is baptized with fire. Eat the Words of the living God and experience the Holy Spirit give new life to a believing soul in Christ our Lord the King, Jesus. Feel the energy as our bodies digest the Word of Life. Death stings like fire when burning away at the flesh of our sin. Conversion is a painful process, but a necessary one! Because…in our flesh, all experience an infallible truth.

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I pray we do not make the same mistakes in thinking the simple step to believing is an easy process to conversion when dealing with the divine and obtaining the gift of an eternal life! Have you inquired to know the answers for the reasons a professing Christian would still commit sinful acts upon being saved from them? It seems quite hypocritical from a worldly perspective. There is a clash of good and evil at work in the realms above that a converted soul will enter into without even realizing if neglected from the surrounding members of faith in Jesus. From a fellow earthly author’s point of view to our Christian faith, this devastates me! Because of the fear for our own lives rather than another’s. So we shrink back into a worse condition of pain than where we were in previously. Alright, if we are willing…lets change that and break the cycle right now to be the transformed creature God knows us to be! Are we ready?

Please grab a Bible and walk with Jesus as He explains to us the reasons for our experiences. [As we learn about our “trash” along the way, we’ll know whether to recycle or burn it]. Here we go. 


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1-5


Jesus is the “Word” talked about here as being “God” and was with God when giving life to all creation and breathing into the nostrils of Mankind (Adam) at the beginning. And that breath, or life of God, is the “Light” of men and women together. A woman is honored in that she is protected from view for the sake of her glory to one man. Just as a wife’s maiden name is covered by the last name of her husband, so too is the picture here when seeing “men” rather than women in the text. Women are married to men in honor of their true husband, Jesus our Lord, the King; and women are the glory of men. And as a man writing…think it appropriate to speak for all men thanking God so much for our women (whether single or married we belong to the Man who died for the converted in Christ Jesus). That actually brings us to the beginning, in Genesis. Please open to Genesis and read chapters 1-3 of the Bible.


22 The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:22-25


As you read through those chapters Jesus will show you where we went wrong at the very beginning; and also the reason we are still going strong in the wrong, even now. To sin means we missed the mark which caused our condemnation and separation from our source of life. Our source of life was not given by Adam and Eve, but by God (alone). However, we have unfortunately inherited Adam and Eve’s death that leads to condemnation or judgement into Hell; because God is Holy and a Good Father protecting His children from that wrath to come on those not truly converted from death to life; don’t be a serpent that would manipulate the truth in order to deceive. So how do we know that we are truly converted? Please turn to Romans 3 in the Bible.


19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; 20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin 21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. Romans 3:19-25


God commanding the man not to eat from that which would kill him to protect His creation, assigned the man to be a faithful steward against the evil that existed as a result of freewill within the realms of eternity; “For through the Law comes the knowledge of sin“. Personally…I’d prefer to be alive with a choice to a purpose, rather than artificially made without a purpose to choose life; that may be the difference between a conscious conscience and a clay vessel or metal tool. Thankfully in our God’s awesome love and wisdom decided to send His Obedient Son to die on the cross in the place of our condemnation that separated us from our God and Father. Jesus, in the Holy Spirit was “displayed publicly as a propitiation” to reconcile us by way of grace through faith. So if we are acknowledging being a part of a fallen world in sin and are confessing ourselves to be sinners in need of “redemption“, then we’ve begun the process to conversion. Please turn to Acts chapter 2 of the Bible.


22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. 24 But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. Acts 2:22-24


If you have honestly looked into your life to see the shame of our condition with a question of meaning…then look to the cross of the King of the Jews, Jesus Christ. Because there is where you’ll see the answer to our shame; it was nailed to the cross. God took our sin and placed it on His Only True Son that obeyed Him even to the point of the most agonizing death….that we should have died. Now we may say to ourselves that we are still dying, which would be true, but the ransom we could not pay to enter a life with God in Christ was the ultimate agony. Not death in and of itself. Now, thanks be to God our Father in Christ Jesus we can confidently enter into life with our brothers and sisters who hear and believe this good news! Do we believe this? Then what must we do? Please continue reading on in same chapter of Acts.


36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do? 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. Acts 2:36-41


Fix our eyes within the Holy text above and witness the work of God. This is our point of conversion upon receiving “the gift of the Holy Spirit.“. It doesn’t matter whether we’ve disobeyed our parents as children, fornicated in the flesh of our mind at youth, or are the most wealthiest powerful people on the planet as adults. All are unworthy as trash, but there is a huge BUT — because God has given us the opportunity at an eternal life with Him as our Father; this is what it means to be a part of a family of believers in Jesus Christ. Amen. So, lets jump in the fire of the Holy Spirit. {not literally into fire}.


10 The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Matthew 3:10-12

Unbelievers Transformation Process

Have we discovered the answer to the question of whether God took Enoch from his wife and children in the previous blog? It seems a bit contradictory if not only taken away from that which God joined together, but also from the consequence of tasting death like the rest of us. All have sinned, right? So why are we enduring the consequence of death rather than to continue on in life? Why doesn’t God just enlighten us to the truth about our need for salvation, then save us from death, and bring us to Himself explaining in the way we will understand without having to experience the process? Has anyone ever discovered the answers within the questions? Please consider predestined freewill and that God is not limited by the many words of mankind. We’ll come back to that.


Storm on the Plains

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Those considering themselves to be without belief please reconsider. This blog pleads with you to set aside your foresight and just breathe as you read. Don’t become worried or anxious about anything and don’t think “the author is making the mistake of not practicing what is written”. It is time to meet our Creator so please introduce your soul to the Holy Spirit of God. God, I pray for the soul reading this prayer and ask that the Spirit of Your living Word be in the midst of this writing, amen.

It is not through grandiose words in prayer that manifest the proof of God. Prayer is acknowledging that you can’t physically fly or breathe underwater, and that God is not a Genie to expect a wish from. God is the living knowledge about all of creation with a holy desire for all of creation; life’s order, design, chaos, condition, wisdom, love, and eternality. And with every breath…..we breathe life, given by God. So by living in unbelief are we emotionally responding by that choice or is it safeguarding behind the delusion of innocence to divert from the truth about our existence. And then how would we approaprately correct that? Does that mean to become weak and surrender for correction, or, run in terror from the emotional aspect of life — knowing we are all loved by God. If loved by God, what does that mean? To recognize we are vulnerable and mean nothing without God. How do we identify with being a believer now from the purpose we resorted to before? What does it mean to be conditioned as a believing Christian?

To become consciously aware that we are loved by God puts us at a “Fight or Flight” response. We will either fight against vulnerability or run from it because we are “wild”. Compare it to breaking a horse from the wild. In order to ride and navigate a horse we must break the pattern of its’ wild nature, and form a respected bond. Hopefully this process lets the horse know….its needed for a higher purpose; which would go against its natural ability to be wild by nature. Does the horse ever consider the power it has against the person trying to break its’ assumed natural response to be wild? A horse could easily kill the person hoping to submit it. What if horses had the knowledge of people and decided to break people for the horses agenda (planet of the horses)? Anyway, hold that train of thought because that is exactly what the serpent did to deceive the woman in the garden. And also what caused Mankind to kill God. Not because Mankind is more powerful than God, but because of the command not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil didn’t apply to the (crafty) serpent. And without understanding being deceived, Mankind broke the command of their God given nature and killed the Son of God. To clothe Mankind with skin….something had to die. Our skin represents our sin and our sin represents our eternal condemnation and separation from God and that represents our death and death represents the dust of the ground and the dust of ground represents the condition of Mankind. Yet…God knew this…and we are living to witness His Infinite Glory and experience His Everlasting Love.

What happens when a child grows up to be an adult? There becomes a subtle nature and condition of, or to, superiority. A father figure and son figure are subconsciously aware of the alpha adult, but by nature the son has discovered his adulthood and puffs up with pride. Tangent — throw two sons the same age (good and evil) into the mix; one son submits to the aged father while the other decides to challenge the right to alpha. Although these two sons are the same age…the one that challenges the right to alpha is the older and evil because of the pride in thinking he had to earn or give up that right to become something he already was (or already had equal rights to with the father because the son is an adult).

If we are a son or daughter of God choosing not to believe the relationship we have to our Father….then we must be ready for marriage. Because we think ourselves adults capable of handling the worlds chaotic condition without help from our parents; societal orchestrating, national reasoning, vegetation and atmospheric conditioning….not to mention the rest of cosmos-ing. There is a reason for the name of Jesus as we know Him and it is not just because He died for the sins of Mankind; it is because He is the Husband of our faith—God in the form of Man (Son Jesus) resurrected Mankind to His Father giving us equality with Him as children of His reign. Through the name of Jesus we are bonding with our Creator to know Him as Father. Seeking to make sense of it all as children would ask of their parents; was I really created for “a higher purpose” (relationship) or does that mean “I’m submitting to a form of control and manipulation” once married?

The risk to continue in unbelief has eternal consequences. Compare it to a tattoo….what is chosen will leave an articulate scar on our body until we are dead and decayed. That is why the scars in Jesus were still there after His resurrection — those scars are me and you because God had chosen to love us before the foundation of the world and to the point of sending His Only Son in our place on that cross, to prove it. And so that leaves us with a choice….because these very moments will determine the fate of our individual eternity’s. Are you seeking after God for your answers? You are not alone.

Big Game 2018 Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots

What are the salvational engineers doing for the Big Game effecting all of America from Minneapolis, February 4? We are throwing away trash and picking it up following. The Big Game should provide a great time and opportunity for engaging in some “real talk” while entertained. Wherever it is anyone finds themselves doing during this projected $338.4 million net event impact on the Twin Cities, hope becomes an awesome experience for everyone.

Thinking on Sunday night football; the strategy each team brings to the field, the players prestige and potential advancement. All of the study and coaching to lifestyle and practice come down to these moments of fame for every player on the field and person watching. Which team is your pick, and why? Pause. Every person watching or distractedly watching will have moments to impact the lives surrounding us that are of much more value than $300 million.

There is a football game going on in the heavens right now. And, each of us are players with a skill set and strategy. Let’s break it down; check this out. Our team name is Eagiots (Eagles/Patriots); the opposing team Serpevils. Now the field is located in New Jerusalem, City of Salvation. Team captain Jesus of the Eagiots won the coin toss, heads. Huddle up, huddle up! Every play counts, so make the right decision. “What is the right decision?”, the team asks. “Follow my lead.”, Jesus says. Alright, lets do this! Team captain for Serpevils goes by the name of Lucifer who appears to have the same jersey, but don’t mistake the characteristics of our opposing team nor their agenda. Which is to devour the championship we’ve already won. Pay close attention to detail because every moment is victory when the ball is in our hands.

Look to the end zones and tell me what you see written in them. “Salvation”. Alright, here is our play. The strategy of Serpevils defense is to deceive you in thinking there is no salvation for us, no “touchdown!”. And as your captain, am here to tell you that is a lie from the devil himself! Don’t believe the question and remember the answer of Who cares about this team, Your Captain does. And, believe me, we won’t lose! That is a promise — receive it and score salvation! What is salvation? It is not just knowing how to play the game, but it is the relationship of the game. Nothing can beat you when understanding the relationship between you and the game. What relationship? The intimate relationship between our team, the ball, and the end zone. When one player enters the end zone, we all receive the victory. “Take it from your captain”. “It’s a gift received, not won”. The opposing team will lead you to believe you have to win the game to receive the trophy, but I’m telling you, I bought that trophy before both teams started playing. Don’t play the game just for the trophy. Understand the relationship between you and the game because there is where you’ll find the true trophy. Challenge yourself to improve the skills of your teammates. Only one team is mine and the other Lucifer’s. Which team are you on? The captain of the opposing team only wants victory for himself and not his team. Do you know which team you are on?