About 30 Years of Age

23 When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age,…” Luke 3


Reaching the world

Do you enjoy parallels?  I very much enjoy parallels.  And I have one I’d like to share but will require some action from you.  Even if you don’t care for “parallels”… I’m confident this will be fascinating!  Are you familiar with the fruit of an orange?


This fruit looks good and ready to eat, appealing to the eyes, expecting to provide nourishment.  Because we’re knowledgeable “beings” can immediately identify the fruit in the image above.  How long do you think I have before taking the first bite?  Not long at all; a moment to decide, but seconds before… The “bite”.  In a conversation with myself, it is not difficult to reject a fruit that is “forbidden”.


However, if that same fruit came from the hand of my wife.  That changes everything.  I trust my wife to give me good fruit.  And, I’m all the more convinced that the fruit is good when she is sharing it from her hand.  But what if my wife received the fruit based on a lie?  What if the transaction for this fruit was accomplished by an evil agenda to get her husband’s life insurance?  Or, too… Betray him with “wealth”, “wisdom”, and “power” by involving him on the “deal” that she previously made?

The Frontiers of Salvation

Featured photo: Ben Jacobi www.bdjphoto.com

As I peer out into the distance of a stretch of land and gaze upon a fence.  What does that fence mean?  Why is it there?  To what purpose?  Every reader (myself included) has a fence depicted as the one in the photo but unseen by the naked eyes.  This is the last post of what would be themed conceptually as, “A Reader’s Spiritual Threshold”.  

In walking the line of every fence encountered by my life (spiritually speaking); there comes a threshold, an entrance point (sill to a gate, door, opening) into the mysterious piece of land yet to be walked upon by my feet.  To read this post is permitting these words to walk inside your mind as though invited.  To do this without first being permitted is breaching the threshold of your conscience. — {Consider: Lucifer disguised himself in the form of a serpent as part of God’s creation on earth to approach the woman with a message, yet… Gabriel also a part of God’s creation in divine appearance approached Mary with a message.  Which message was of God?} — But if permitted, then to convey a message of enlightenment (truth) to your soul.  The choice of whether to receive these words as true is determined by your discernment of my spirit.  Just as fore mentioned in the previous two posts that “you’ve been breached with a lie“.  Also.  You’ve been approached with the truth.


17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3)

I have not received permission to step inside your mind.  Yet here we are writing and reading.  Something like a psychological dialogue; beside the point.  Permission is granted through the course of Jesus’ life here on this earth in the flesh.  Those saved are given a seal of the Holy Spirit that renews and transforms our character from glory to glory.  And, as no different than a complete stranger interjecting themselves in the course of your life for an unknown cause (other than anxiety) to interrupt, so too am I with these writings.  But with a message that will preserve your soul for eternity with Jesus Christ.  Not to violate you with a lie.  Where the violation comes is words used to influence your character… to my advantage for a self righteous arrogant agenda, “Look at my production”.  I could say that my “key” interest is finding out whether you’ve received salvation for an eternal life in Christ the Savior.  But how would you believe that unless first acknowledging a necessity for salvation?  That convincing will not come by me, but you… God gives the increase.  The testimony about Jesus is real and true because no being is capable of such a story other than God Himself.  I’m a sinner saved by grace.  I will not violate my readers by finagling words that fit my agenda or please my prideful perverted desires.  Although… How pleasing it must seem, to be known as an icon.  Leaving the mark “unforgotten” in the course of time.  Always remembered, admired, and praised to the glory of myself.  My name written in the history books as someone significant, perceived as the “genius who invented freedom” or the “one to establish the ‘cure’ from death”.  Just as fore mentioned, “you’re being violated right now” by your own perverted agenda to what supposedly will accomplish a well lived life.

I used the title in the previous post for attempt at a psychological affect, intrigue interest “What?!  What does that mean?”.  I was “fishing for a catch” but without bait.  That doesn’t mean my strategy worked… Yet!  But just means that was my intention.  I look around and see privilege; listen and hear memories past.  Our relational intimacy with God is fainting.  I’m driven to inspire out of that death mentality.  So to halt the train of thought from a busyness of life needed something that would bring about a question.  Something that even Moses would turn aside to checkout something AWESOME!  Every breath we breathe is ordained.  The Word of God is the seed of life in our breath, “I’m alive!”.  You and I are met by that resuscitation of God.  The fact we are breathing together in this same atmosphere is a miracle.  Because how can something dead, be alive to breathe?  That is how I know we can relate to one another in the purest form of intimacy with God.  We are consciously aware of our existence and simultaneously exchanging chemical data in every breath received by God to give one to another.  That is what these posts are about and represent… data from the “black hole” of Nathan’s soul, renewed and transformed to transmit a message to you… Reader.  You’re loved by God.


Liminal at the Limen of Liminality

Featured photo: Ben Jacobi www.bdjphoto.com 

What!  “What does that mean?”.  Reader, I’m with you.  In the previous post the violation occurred through the mouth of a serpent that injected a seed of disease.  But you already knew that because of experiencing it day by day in some form or fashion.  This post!  However.  Will cause your train of thought to halt.  Because the realization hasn’t sunk in yet.  You’re being violated right now.  The eternal sensation of love with divine authority is fainting.

The human race has become so accustom to death that eternal life is Liminal.  Meaning that our sensation of being eternally alive is fainting.  We’ve forgotten our beginning; how we were made; our purpose.  Take a moment to breathe.  “Breathing”, is an action not limited by color, creed, or calculation; it is given and received by all Mankind.  We breathe together because of equality with God.  God breathes, we breathe.  The difference is production.  How does God breathe?

Reading this far, are you aware of how many breaths you’ve breathed (that is weird coming off the tongue)?  There is no emotion to express or words to explain the level of intimacy you have with God at this very moment.  I’ve asked myself whether God used words to speak my being into existence or is every breath breathed, without words.  But simply, received?  As the experience of a mutually agreed kiss to resuscitation… “I’m alive!?”.  Reader, are you alive?  Have you received the gift to breathe?


Does divine inspiration cause concern or question?  Thinking to myself, “Wait. Am I… ‘God’?”.  Obviously not, but the principle of it.  Does not intimacy with God mean to become one with God?  Yet.  God is not a product of sin!  I’m not a product of sin!  So what does this mean?  Our diseased condition is a by-product of divine mal-practice by a spiritual being named Lucifer.  Is that agreed?  Is an eternal spirit judged by flesh?  I would say, “No.”.  My mind and flesh are a living condition that expresses two natures.

  1. Good
  2. Evil

Confessing the evil nature of my desires is the Limen of Liminality.  Meaning to cross a threshold into divine authority, from anonymity to belonging to a name above every name.  Having the knowledge of good and evil does not mean I possess “good” or “evil”.  The “will” to do “good” is present in me but not the possession of it.  In my mind I serve the law of God but my body is experiencing the law of sin; which is the result of a disobedient act that causes an experiential consequence; my inevitable death of this body.  However, this Liminality is where I’ve discovered rank with Jesus as my authoritative practice to master, the sin of my desires.  I was fooled to think that every breath I breathed was a form of debt, never to be paid; until the revelation of Jesus Christ.  Thank you Lord.  Peace be with you, Reader.  I love you.

15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1)