Posts tagged The Bible
In the debate over God, religion, spirituality and life there are many key historical and factual points to debate; some are very contentious, some are surprisingly conclusive—and I place examples of each of those on both sides of the debate “aisle.”
For many people, these pieces of debate are reason enough to throw the philosophy and spiritual guidance available in The Word and via The Spirit out the window without a deeper thought on the profound nature, effect and paradigm-shifting power of the content….
The speaker in the embedded video below details how a follower of Christ’s Words and Deeds is called to “boast in their weaknesses” and humble themselves. Some believers today who seek to be the “first fruits” are striving to this end so mightily that they wish to be nearly non-existant; in the desire that Will of God replaces their selfish desires with His Holy Plans.
This philosophical underpinning is the unconquerable message within The Bible that transcends the debate of “is their a God, is The Bible accurate, did Jesus really do what we’re told he did…” and replaces it with a quantum shift in our thoughts, words and deeds.
The world is full of a cacophony of sights and sounds and pleasures to be had; will these joys be the pursuit of our lives—or will we seek a different goal altogether and bring our lives to the altar of God and humbly pray that our dreams are burned away to be replaced with His?
I like to think I’m a good person, I like to think my efforts matter, and I like to think that there are many things worth fighting for.
But today, I’m having a “difficult” thought. Is it possible that all of my blabbering about this or that candidate, ending the corrupt Federal Reserve, exposing the “New World Order” and working to create a world with less government abuse, corruption and theft via taxation not what God wants right now?
In that line of thinking, are the criminals in Washington DC, the NWO-advocates in the above link and the military/police state we see rising around us actually good in the long run?
“What?! Did you just say that The Fed and the heaving and snarling leviathan known as THE GOVERNMENT is somehow part of God’s plan?!?!”
And more than that, I say that these wicked people (and the demonic entities surrounding them) are good because they can draw us back to our only true peace: God.
“Oh yeah?! You think “God” is going to help you?!”
Looking at the vast complexity of life and the stunning coincidences I see on a regular basis I cannot rationally conceive of a life that does not have a Conscious Creator behind it at the strings. When I read the testimony and philosophy of Jesus, I cannot rationally conceive of better advice.
“Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
*To me, this means infinite forgiveness, not the number.
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?”
*If we only give love, respect and kindness to those we judge as deserving of it, what good have we really done?
“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.”
*This is the big one. Can we turn our eyes to God and through pain-staking patience, prayer and reckless abandonment of our sense of gratification; seek His Will rather than our own? Not religiously follow rules and try to live a perfect life by going letter by letter through The Bible (that’s probably impossible), rather chain our egos down, pray our knees off to find Divine Guidance (no matter where it might lead) and offer our lives up as tools in the belt of The Almighty.
I know this all sounds crazy, and I know many will read this and hear that brave voice in their head say, “It’s our right, duty and sacred responsibility to devote ourselves to steering the political process! If we don’t do something that socialist/communist/radicaly Muslim Obama will get back in and ruin this Nation!!!” But given the dire straights we’re already in, there may be no saving the current systems of this world.
If that’s scary, rest in the peace that there is a God, there is a Plan, and that even though the discipline the world is receiving is painful, if we are willing to dive into the flames with the Faith we will emerge from the fire as refined disciples of steel (rather than rusty iron rods) hand-crafted by an all-knowing, perfect and loving Creator it will be worth the struggle, yes?
I agree that it’s often difficult to believe in an intelligent, omnipotent, loving God in a world as dark, difficult and disease-ridden as ours—difficult to believe that a singular and entirely holy entity could be somewhere out there watching down on all of us “making lists and checking them twice” like an omnipotent Santa Claus. The sarcasm is intentional as most people think the idea of God to be equally fanciful.
But can our proud, rational minds find logical evidence for God’s existence in the spiritual texts of The Bible’s Old Testament?
What if there are intricate, impossibly complex and inextricable words, phrases and ideas within the text that no mind of man could create?
The below documentary has a litany of profoundly qualified mathematicians presenting a shockingly powerful, logical, empirical case that there are encrypted messages within the text of The Bible. Using encryption formulas presented by a former NSA “Cryptologic Mathematician” Harold Gans (part 3/8 ~11:00) a number of shocking sentences are produced including, “President Kennedy…to die…Dallas” and “Shakespeare…will present plays on stage…Hamlet…MacBeth.” These phrases are allegedly concurrent when using the formula—if so, that is a very high impact piece of evidence.
The documentary is probably 10 years+ old and lacks in modern production fireworks but does have a balance of point and counter point from both sides of the debate–I think you’ll get a lot out of it.
So, if these codes exist, do we believe? And if we believe, how do our lives change?
If you’ve ever felt the subtle tug on your heart and mind to move towards God or explore his existence, pray for a relationship in your life and don’t get wrapped in the religious bickering and “letter of the word.” Find that voice that leads you to a personal relationship with The Creator and your Divine Father in heaven who is ready for you to turn from your wicked ways and come into alignment with your purpose through yielding your carnal desires to God’s infinitely perfect plan.
Try to be still until you feel a foreign and quiet voice leading you to your next place of study.
If I may suggest a source, this is an incredible site from a very dear friend of mine: King David’s Table.
I have been distant recently as I wasn’t sure that this movement—or even politics in general—was really God’s Way out of MYSTERY BABYLON and that perhaps we were to truly goto the cross and walk as Jesus did to find our salvation through deep pain and suffering as the de facto government comes down around us. No matter what does come to pass, I will praise God’s Plan and rest in the Faith that all things are being worked to the Good.
After reading this Sunday afternoon during a worship meeting with friends—my version of church—I have been deep in prayer and meditation on it and frankly have gotten a mix of signals so I think we should still proceed with caution; however if we are to judge a tree by it’s fruits, then may this movement be “good in our sight?”
It is upon me to state I am not a member of the organization calling itself The Republic for the united States of America (intentional capitalization) and although they claim to have a remedy for the problems we face with our current de facto, corporate, fictional democracy I do not endorse their methods.
I welcome your thoughts and would be delighted to hear back from you in regard to these documents; they are very comprehensive and deal with the issues of corporate democracy vs. constitutional republic forms of government.
*The title has nothing to do with the modern nation of Israel*
Here’s one from my buddy Bruce Ray Riggs at DirtyUnlceSam.com. He’s a backwoods Florida boy that can quote Black’s Law Dictionary, The Constitution, The Magna Carta and The Bible with stunning depth, accuracy and scale. You gotta like guys like that.
The capitalization is intentional. All corporations must print their names in all CAPS, it is the law–just look at any legal documents, your birth certificate or your tax bill.
Proponents of this idea (right or wrong I’m not sure yet but I like listening to them) advocate the “strawman theory” that extolls the belief that your birth certificate, driver’s license and tax bill (among others) are printed in CAPS because they are actually charged to your corporate, “strawman” entity that was put up as collateral after The United States bankruptcy in 1933 (see the below video).
Why aren’t they addressed to you in Normal Capitalization? Because—if these researchers are correct—the current de facto government doesn’t have jurisdiction over You; they have it over YOU. I realize this seems like lunacy and maybe I’m wrong; I often am.
However if it is true and we can remedy this situation by “re-inhabiting” the de jure Republic that predates this corporate entity and has higher Lawful standing, return to the supreme Common Law without income or property taxes (just a couple among hundreds of money-saving benefits) and massively shrink the leviathan of modern government we will unleash a wave of prosperity that the world has never before seen.
Just close your eyes, sit up straight and visualize what life would be like for you and your family if you could eliminate those expenses and devote the money to starting a new business, eliminating your debt or getting trained in a new profession…
If you’re scared that we will bankrupt the country (again) by doing this, check into The Grace Commission report created during President Reagan’s time in office.
Here’s an excerpt from their findings: “100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt… all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government.”
Here’s Ron Paul’s brother Wayne talking about some of this stuff—a very thought-provoking video from a man who should have some real credibility. If it’s interesting, stay tuned.
If you’re in Southwest Florida jump on the contact page and I’ll send you more details.