BUT I DO NOT THINK ...
KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!
PROVERBS 18 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue:
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
I grew up with an adage, “put your mind in gear, before
you engage your mouth!” And for those of you who may never have been
introduced to motor vehicles that had a clutch and a break and a gearshift
lever, that simply means ... think, before you speak. This was
used over and over in training sessions when participants thought they knew
more about the topic than the instructor, or the document being taught. THIS
Years later, my father-in-law introduced me to a new
saying. It was from a bit different perspective and adding an inference of repercussion
to the advising; ... “don’t let your mouth overload your hind end”. THIS
WAS ADVISING WITH AN EMBEDDED WARNING.
There are some things that are going on that need
attention. We all know that our system of public education has failed us for
more than a quarter of a century now, And we are convinced that our national
news agencies have failed us for more than a decade.
With all the hype for ARTIFCIAL INTELLIGENCE, there may
no longer be such a thing as genuine intelligence, or wisdom. There is an
obvious draught of common sense and reason.
We throw words around like ammunition, but if we want
to communicate in some small way, we use abbreviated texting, and emoticons (a
new form of pictorial sign language).
I am more dependent on the media now than I have ever
been, and at this point, I am totally frustrated by the near total absence of
TRUTH, RESPECT, TRUST, and ACCOUNTABILITY for The Law, Governmental and Civil
Authority, for Scientific Integrity, and for Patriotism.
I am also totally upset with the behavior of role
models set before our youth that think themselves Gods, reinterpret peaceful as
a practice and disregard the Flag of this great nation, and all it stands for,
the National Anthem and all of the heroics that have gone on before us to make
this great nation possible. There is nothing peaceful about what they are
doing, or why they are doing it. Of course, I am talking about our professional
athletes, some of the highest paid in all of America.
I am also frustrated with the spineless owners and
managers that will not do what any legitimate business owner must if an
employee becomes totally disruptive and virtually undermines the mission, vision,
and goals of the company.
I can only console myself with the study of God’s word
and read such scriptures as Romans 3:23. And then thank God that he is
in control and will have the final word. He reminds me that I have my own
responsibilities and I need to stay busy tending to them and let him handle the
Let me share ye job description with you, and, by the
way, it is the same job description for every true blood washed born again
believer. I do not include all who wear the name Christian to be seen on the
streets and admired by their fan club. If they are true believers, they will
not have to fly the Christian banner to make it known. The words of the
children’s song share it as well as any, If your saved and you know it,
then your life will surely show it.
EZEKIEL 3 17 Son of
man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore, hear the
word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When
I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not
warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his
life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I
require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn
the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he
shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again,
When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity,
and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou
hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness
which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require
at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn
the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he
shall surely live, because he is warned; also, thou hast delivered thy
I have been dead two
times, the first, for more than forty-seven minutes. But I have been denied
entry into the gates of pearl because my work here on earth was not completed.
The first episode with death was
twenty-seven years ago, and the second
was eight years ago. I am attempting to fulfill my calling and finish my work,
hoping that the third time is truly a charm.
The wrong side of the bed?
Or ... who pushed your button?
There has been no single issue
that has motivated me to address these issues in this manner.
I am eighty-six years young, this
year, and have led a full and fruitful life, as an engineer, a teacher, a bible
college administrator, and as an author focusing on workforce readiness skill
transfer. As such, I have been passionate about the needs and nuances of how
to make a living.
I have never attempted to perfect
a book or advising on how to live, for very early in life, I was
introduced to the manual for successful live on this earth. It is called the
BIBLE. Someone in the bible college articulated it as an acrostic as follows.
Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth
I can tell you that I have had
many job changes, and I have made many mistakes. Some based on following bad
advice, or an incorrect instruction set, but those are simply learning
experiences as we attempt to make a living.
I have never made a mistake in the
matters of life if I followed the book. Every mistake I have ever made with
regard to life skills and interpersonal relationships I made because I
attempted to do it my way and ignored the book.
regard to instructions for life.
God’s Word, the Bible, was both
lived before us in the life of His Son, Jesus The Christ, and delivered to us
in written format that we might know the divine will of the Creator, for his
God tells us in the pages of his
word that there is now no difference between the Jew and the Gentile. And In
the perspective of the Bible, there are only two kinds of people, the Jew
(God’s chosen nation) and the rest of the world.
God also tells us in the pages of
his word that he is no respecter of any person, and that applies to any
differentiating descriptor of race, creed, color, gender, and even the I don’t
Romans 6:3 declares that all
have sinned and come short of the glory of God. It seems that there can be
anything about the word all that we might not understand.
We are all descendants of Adam and
Eve, and we are all damaged goods because of the fall of man in the Garden of
Eden. When sin on earth got to be as bad as it is now, and the population was
about as large as it is now, God destroyed the earth and all of its habitation
with the exception of eight people, Noah and his three sons and the four wives.
So, from that fresh start, every
nation of the earth has grown. We are not American, or African, or Indian, or
Italian or Greek, or German, or any other nationality. We are all descendants
of Noah, blood kin. We have national nick names by virtue of where our
ancestors lived when each generation was born, but that does not transcend our
Man was God’s premier creation: Created in God’s own image
(spiritually) and given dominion over every living thing. Unfortunately,
perfection and the absence of any need was not enough. What went wrong? Exactly
the same things that go wrong every time we humans stray from the path that God
has destined for each of us (1 John 2:16).
The lust of the eye – they saw
The lust of the flesh – they wanted
The pride of life – they felt they were entitled to it.
The truth is they were not entitled to anything. They had
permissions, and they had instructions, they had the privilege of being
obedient, but that was not enough.
Guess what. That is human nature, and Solomon of Old Testament
fame declared, there is nothing new under the sun.
Do you want proof? Turn on your TV any night or go to any cable
station any time day or night. There, mobs in the streets declaring that they
are entitled to better treatment, they are tired of inequities, they demand
more, .... but the absolute truth (God given) is they are not entitled
to anything except the opportunity to choose where they will spend eternity.
A Personal perspective from my window on the world
Here I sit, 86 years old, looking out of my window, observing
quarantine instructions for 7 months, showing respect for the recommendations
of health officials, and governmental leaders, watching them violate
their own instructions on a daily basis. But what should we expect, they
will not put themselves on the same insurance and retirement programs that they
require of us?
Our legislators are absolutely the worst. They have legislated
term limits for virtually every elected office but their own. They
declare that we are governed by the rule of law, but of course they are exempt
from such nonsense. The house now wants to eliminate the constitution as being
archaic, and out of date. Think about that, the Bible is the only other
document in history that has withstood the test of time that the constitution
We have lost our perspectives. Let’s review a few.
RULE OF LAW
ROMANS 13 1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For
there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever
therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that
resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For
rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be
afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt thee for good.
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in
vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that
doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be
subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
That is the basis of everything legal and binding. God
gave this instruction and much more to Adam in the garden, more than 6000 years
ago. You say but the instructions are so out of date. God said heaven and earth
shall pass away but my word ...
Why do architects design structurally sound foundations
for their high-rise masterpieces? How many structurally sound foundations are
uprooted, or destroyed by wind, rain, flooding, or fires?
We do not live by the rule of law, we live by the
political whims of 535 people that hold positions in the House of
Representatives, and the Senate of the United States. Those whims are based on
idolatry, not ideology. The idolatry is embedded in the next thing that is
offered to swing a vote on current legislature.
It all boils down to POWER. Why no term limits for
legislators? As long as they can stay in office, they are exempt from the life
and lifestyle they impose on the masses.
On the news, NBC on September 24, 2020,
vice-presidential nominee Harris said I approve and support these peaceful
demonstrations and assure you they will continue until we get what we want. Not one time did she say
that rioting, looting, property destruction and violating curfew was in anyway
out of order under her umbrella of peaceful demonstrations.
The constitutional provision for petition is written
petition regarding grievances addressed to a specific agency of government.
Anything beyond that is lawlessness and anarchy. If the truth were known, much
of the mob violence that plays out night after night is fueled by the promotion
of radicalization, and the provision of weaponry and supplies by non-citizens,
non-voters, and paid anarchists, traveling from city to city like circuit
Where is the rule of law and equal justice for all in
BIAS AND RACISM
PROVERBS 19 20 Hear counsel,
and receive instruction,
No one wants to sit down and reasonably discuss
the true issues. The truth is the problems we see on the streets night after
night has grown out of a flawed educational system. For more than three
generations now we have been taught out of textbooks that did not share the
truth. In 1952, Nikita Khrushchev declared that Russia would destroy the
American Culture without firing a shot.
He went on to declare that they would do it
through the educational system. We are crying out Russian Interference
now, in 2020, but paid authors wrote textbooks, paid lecturers taught teachers,
paid radicalism affected the legislation that took prayer out of the schools,
the ten commandments out of public buildings, free speech off of college
campuses, and now, historical monuments out of plain sight.
Paid anarchists have infiltrated our southern
border for two decades, imbedding a virtual army to attack from within. They
paraded as refugees escaping what our legislators are now advocating for our
future. They kidnapped young children or bought them from their parents and
brought them into the us as their cover.
I know these are bold claims but prove me wrong.
All that any of us need today are facts. Everyone claims that they have a right
to their own opinion, but none of us have a right to our personal interpretation
Bias and racism are programs, fueled by a few who
refuse to accept reality, and have amassed the support of the wealthy to keep
social upheaval and governmental dysfunction, to distort and skew any
legitimate election. There will never be a fair and equitable outcome from a
SPORTS VS HEALTH
ROMANS 12 2 And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that
good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Not just sports, but bars, and pool halls, and
any other form of recreational gathering places. No one can gather in a church,
or worship center, or even a school because of covid, but anyone can gather in
a demonstration of what is going on virtually, throw Molotov cocktails to break
windows and set fires to libraries, in a peaceful demonstration in Louisville,
Let this serve as a warning. I am merely writing
a story, sharing bits and pieces from the only true standard for human life
that exists. The author, God, The Creator is keeping the records. You will give
an account to him, not me. As I shared early on, I am merely fulfilling my call
to warn you, I am still trying desperately to complete my work so I can go to
What about sports, and increased exposure of the
athletes and their families is more important than human life? Simply money. If
they do not play, athletes do not get paid. If athletes do not get paid, many
of these activities do not get funded.
You know and I know that there are only a few
that violate the public trust. In this arena as any other the 90/10% rule
applies. But what if that 10% are in the 7 figure contract positions? Money
talks, money does not always tell the truth.
POWER AND GREED
2 PETER 2 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned
words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not,
and their damnation slumbereth not.
This issue is so obvious, and history bears out
the fact that the longer our legislators serve, the more powerful they become
with regard to their positions. But if they ever choose to retire, they can
make more money in one night giving a speech, than the average law-abiding
citizen can make in 5 years working in manufacturing, or retail.
The night of his election a local representative
did not realize that there was an open mike as he walked to the platform to
give his acceptance speech. He said, hallelujah, now it is my turn to get
ACCOUNTABILITY, TRUTH, TRUST
MATTHEW 12 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men
shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
We might as well petition the powers that be to
delete these words, and probably 100 or so more biblically supported words and
phrases from the English language, they are not used correctly anymore. And
there is no reason to leave them in the dictionary for someone to stumble over,
we cannot even teach them as history anymore.
How good is your imagination? Can you envision
what will be going on as the 2032 and 2036 elections approach, when the
children that are witnessing this pattern of behavior are young adults, and
expressing their political biases?
The bible predicts that the next time, the world
will be destroyed by fire, it is anybody’s guess who will start it.
ROMANS 3 19 Now we know that what things soever the law
saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be
stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Today, those that want anything done to stop this
disruptive and chaotic violence is looking to the Department of Justice. God
says do not worry; I will take care of it.
This should be a specific warning to those who
have been entrusted with positions of power that legislate for the population,
and then exempt themselves from the provisions of that legislation. And most
recently when they need a bit more money to promote their personal projects,
steal I mean borrow from the trust funds that were set up to
protect specific program needs. Now they are talking about the trust funds
running out, never a word about restoring the funds that were stolen.
ROMANS 2 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without
law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For
not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall
Turn on a TV station that is dedicated to the activities of the
House of Representatives, or the Senate, at any time and you will hear a
discussion regarding some aspect of law. Talk, talk, and more talk. Where is
the action. The American people do not sent 535 people to Washington, DC, Pay
each of them a minimum of $165,000 per year minimum and then increase that for
every year of service, and cap it of with a lifetime retirement far above the
average, for talk.
So, called talking conservatives
brag that they have known about, and have evidence to prove egregious illegal
activities on the part of many of the Washington family. But it is talk, talk,
apparently there will be a more appropriate time to disclose these matters.
Possibly right after the first presidential debate when the polls show the
impact of the debate?
Payton Place might have gone off
the air years ago, but it did not die off, it merely moved to Washington, DC.
And resides in the Capital Building, and the office wings.
ROMANS 2 1Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that
judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for
thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 But
we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which
commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou
this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that
thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest
thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not
knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 But
after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto
thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment
of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his
deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in
well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But
unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey
unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and
anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and
also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to
every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For
there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For
as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as
many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For
not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall
There is nothing worse than being adrift in turbulent waters,
knowing that you do not have an anchor, you do not have a radio or any means of
communication with agencies of assistance, you do not have a map for
navigation, and you do not have a compass. That is our plight in America in
There is an expression of truth that says, If you do not
stand for something, you will fall for anything. There are thousands
that are approached by pollsters that refuse to share their true feelings for
fear of being attacked and abused for such.
I suppose that I should be afraid for this type of narrative, but
as I shared early on, I have already been dead twice. I merely take comfort in
the fact that when Steven was martyred, Jesus stood up and opened his arms.
Possibly this will be my way of acceptance. It is bad enough to be isolated
from any activity of acknowledgement and acceptance, but do you know how I have
felt these past years knowing I was a heavenly reject?
Folks, doing away with the constitution is a scary thought, but it
is far greater scare to hear of some of the things being proposed as
replacements for our foundation.
ROMANS 3 1What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of
circumcision? 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that
unto them were committed the oracles of God. 3 For what
if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
The more modern words for this biblical expression are FAKE NEWS.
Solomon shared that in the counsel of many there is security. But where can one
find any alternative to fake news when three or four of the cable news stations
and the national news networks report one story, and the only professing
conservative station shares it differently.
19 5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he
that speaketh lies shall not escape.
How can a person possibly be informed when even their local
representatives will not respond to a phone call, a letter, or an email to them
or their regional office?
How is it possible to be an informed voter when one candidate
totally ducks all the issues and the press refused to even ask questions, and
the other candidate is engaged in highlighting achievements, and bashing the
oppositions silence. Then the press reports what they want to. Listen to a
speech, and then listen to the panel discuss the speech.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no
flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Cheer up folks, although we need to vote, God will direct the
outcome, and when the time comes for the truth to be revealed, God will not
be voting, God will be judging.
The most serious attack is coming from those that are advocating
the total dissolution of democracy and America. You will get your wish at
the day of judgment, and the inauguration of KING JESUS. Choose you this day
IGNORING AND DISAVOWING STANDARDS
LUKE 16 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass,
than one tittle of the law to fail.
JEREMIAH 35 17 Therefore thus
saith the Lord God
of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them:
because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called
unto them, but they have not answered.
Why, oh why does each generation wander
down a different path. No one seems to want to follow in their parent’s
footsteps. Young people growing up on he farms deem farming to be too difficult,
so they gravitate to the cities. Young people that grew up in the city are allured
by the wide-open spaces, discontent with the hustle and bustle of the city.
Parents today watch their young demonstrate
in the streets, and claim, that is not what I raised them to do. Unfortunately
for at least the last three generations, that is what they were raised to
believe. Not by instruction, but by lack of instruction. Not by association,
but by lack of association. If our young do not find fulfillment in the
instruction and the environment of the home, they will seek it elsewhere.
The one question that haunts all of us
every day of our lives, based on new encounters, new circumstances, and new
opportunities, is simply WHY? That question haunts us because that is the one question
that God seldom answers.
When it comes to matters of life,
health, and interpersonal relationships, God does frequently answer the WHY questions
by simply reminding, BECAUSE I TOLD YOU TO DO THAT, or THAT WOULD HAPPEN, or
BECAUSE I SAID NO.
God specifically addressed this in the
passage in Jeremiah, and in Romans, he shared that his word was eternal, and that
it was not intended to raise the WHY questions. It was intended to put an end
to the WHY questions.
ISAIAH 53 6 All we like sheep
have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath
laid on him the iniquity of us all.
When the people group, the children of
Jacob came out of EGYPT, they were miraculously led by a pillar of fire, and a great
cloud. But within a short time, they began to question, WHY should we go into a
foreign land without knowing what we will face. They sent spies. The spies
found potentially threatening peoples in the form of giants, so they voted 10
to 2 not to following the leadings of the Lord.
As a result, they wandered for forty
years in the wilderness until every adult over the age of 20 at the time of
this transgression, died. But you say, this is the New Testament time, God’s
plan has changed. You are right, God no longer judges the nation as a whole, he
judges believers and non-believers one at a time. More than 2700 years ago,
Isaiah shared this change of procedure, as he pointed out that transgression
was personal, but so was the substitution. No longer an eye for an eye, but a
life (Jesus) for a life (me, and you, and all of those that we are not reaching).
Honestly, the attention in America
today is on who will be the next to become rich materially at the expense of
the taxpayer, with little or no thought of who might we introduce to the
treasures of eternity, while we still have time.
The Bible shares that the last days
would be recognizable because it would become, as it was in the time of Noah.
It is very difficult to believe that the time of Noah could be as bad as what
we are witnessing now, yet, God has not chosen to draw the curtain closed on this
What will you yet do with the time you
will be given? We must quit wandering, and come to grips with our calling ... Go
ye and make disciples ... ! Matt 28:1920.
JEREMIAH 23 1Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the
sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. 2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my
people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them:
behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord. 3 And I will gather the
remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them and will
bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And
I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no
more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.
There can be no misunderstanding as to the meaning of
this scripture, with the singular exception of the word pastors. A pastor in
this context is anyone that has the responsibility for the care and nurture of another.
That can be a parent, a teacher, a daycare worker, a governmental worker or
official in any capacity. The command is FEED MY SHEEP.
EZEKIEL 34 1And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man,
prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that
do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 Ye
eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye
feed not the flock. 4 The diseased have ye not
strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound
up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven
away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with
cruelty have ye ruled them. 5 And they were scattered,
because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the
field, when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered
through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was
scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after
them. 7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of
the Lord; 8 As I live, saith the
Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock
became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither
did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed
not my flock; 9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word
of the Lord; 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will
require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock;
neither shall the shepherds feed themselves anymore; for I will deliver my
flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
Again, there can be no misunderstanding of this passage, for any
that have the capacity to read. This passage specifically singles out those in
a leadership capacity. It shares in no uncertain terms in verse 10 that He,
God, is going to take the position of leadership away from them to stop the
PROVERBS1317 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a
faithful ambassador is health.
6 Let your speech
be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to
answer every man.
PROVERBS 18 18
He that hideth hatred with lying lips,
and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
21 The lips of the
righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Let me be
perfectly clear (to quote the late President Richard Nixon), I am not adding to
the words of scripture, or taking away. I am merely explaining their application
today from a personal perspective. I believe the scriptures, and I attempt to
follow them as intended. The problem we have today is the proliferation of the
lie that the Old Testament does not pertain to our time.
Without the Old Testament
there would be no new testament. Without the garden experience, there would be
no need for a New Testament. Paul set the record straight when he shared with Timothy
that All Scripture is given ...
2 TIMOTHY 3 16 All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That
the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Our paths are to be
directed by the instruction and history shared in the Old Testament, but
because of the New Testament, we will not be judged on the basis of the Old
There is a saying of
years past that shares this beautifully, The New Testament is in the Old
Testament concealed, while the Old Testament is through the New Testament revealed.
The Apostle Paul
elaborated on that when he shared, if it were not for the Old Testament, I
would not have come to know sin ... and in another statement, the Law is
For any who do not
remember the days, or the stories of the schoolmaster, this position, and the
person in this position is the first cousin of an army drill sergeant during
drills at boot camp. For those that have no experience with either, it means a
We must always remember;
it is not the Law that is difficult. It is obedience to the letter of the law.
We all attempt to obey the Law (spiritual, civil, or what have you, until we
see someone else transgress the law. At that point, the PRIDE OF LIFE kicks in
and rage flares up ... sin. Remember too, Jesus said in essence, it is not the
deed that is the problem, it is the very thought.
15 Ye shall do no
unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor
honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.
I TIMOTHY 5
21 I charge thee
before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe
these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
It is hard to imagine
total obedience to the advice given in these passages. It would be very
difficult to have more than one child, and not show partiality in one way or another,
and not always in favor of the same child. It would be virtually impossible to
be a politician today, and not be guilty of partiality, bias, and all sorts of
discriminations. You would have difficulty as a teacher, a police person, a
supervisor, and on and on.
Where do we get
these inclinations? From our cultural history, and personal background, but
more often, from the company we keep. Now that we have been separated from our circle
of acquaintances in their various roles for seven months, we just can not wait
to get back to what we considered normal. We are so disturbed by the fact that
we can not gossip if we have no one to share with. But we fail to acknowledge
that we have nothing to gossip about without exposure to misbehavior.
What are we supposed
to do, vegetate, not notice, not pay attention, not show any interest? Scripture
advises us to come out from among them. Be separated. Do not frequent or dwell in
the allurements of the devil and his followers. We have not been willing to separate
ourselves, so God has arranged it for us in the form not of the pandemic
itself, but in the abnormal decisions and directives of our Governmental and
DISPROPORTIONATE TREATMENT OF NON-ADHERENTS
1 CORINTHIANS 6 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and
what communion hath light with darkness?
This is by far one
of the most egregious departures from scriptural advice that America engages
in. We have become so willing to open our arms to foreigners without dialog or
vetting, totally ignoring the biblical admonition avoid being unequally yoked
our border for the 4th, 5th, or 6th time, with
open records of offense.
People that do
not want to be part of America as she has been, they want America to adjust to
them. No one is promoting ALL LIVES MATTER in a measure to balance out BLACK LIVES
Who has the right
to insist that America give up her national anthem, and adopt the Latino
national anthem, or the Black national anthem? In letting the 535 voices in
Washington play their political games, America is losing every fundamental of
We are not ONE
NATION UNDER GOD, today, we are 330 (+/-) million people being led down the
slippery slope of certain destruction. Not by reason of what our legislators
are doing, or not doing, but by reason for our personal and individual disobedience
with regard to God’s word, ignoring the instruction of God’s Son, Jesus to make
Disciples, and by not communicating our expectations to those in Washington,
and in each of our state capitols.
All of the
disruption in cities across America are the result of politics, and the state
leadership acting out of the influence of THE PRIDE OF LIFE. President Lincoln
declared that Every American is entitled to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit
of Happiness. Unfortunately, that is untrue if you live in the wrong state today.
Americans, John Q
public be warned. You are entitled to your personal opinion, but you are not
entitled to personal fact.
We had best quit
playing politics and pray for reformation in America. Our leadership never name
the name of JESUS, and that is an offense to God, and will ultimately be a
means of qualifying the remnant. But if we ever permit our legislators to take
the name of GOD out of our national anthem, America will have reached the point
of the church of Laodicea, neither hot, nor cold, but worthy only to be spit
out of the mouth of GOD. Turned over to her own destruction. Play the PRIDE OF
LIFE card and demand your rights, and you may find your self on all fours eating
grass like King Nebuchadnezzar. We have been listening to modern preaching with
GALATIANS 6 5 For
every man shall bear his own burden
PROVERBS 22 24 Make no
friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou
learn his ways and get a snare to thy soul.
3 For I say,
through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think
of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according
as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
No one would be
upset with the position our legislators and governmental agencies have taken on
immigration, if they vetted the qualifications, and put every adult to work
that they might bear their own burden.
No one gains when
we rush them to cities and states of refuge simply because they are illegal.
That in itself should raise a question. Why is it not important enough to apply
and enter legally?
It is bad enough
that we are informed about the literally thousands that are invited into cities
and states of refuge, but they brag about giving these illegals drivers licenses,
unemployment benefits with no record of prior employment, food stamps, etc. At
the same time these same administrations are driving the homeless outside the
city limits, to heighten the first impressions of these illegals.
WITHOUT PROPER VETTING, AND RECORDS RESEARCH WHAT DO WE GET?
4 He deviseth
mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he
abhorreth not evil.
1 CHRONICLES 12
17 And David went
out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto
me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray
me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our
fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
ROMANS 8 6 For to
be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because
the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God,
neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh
cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in
the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have
not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if
Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life
because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him
that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from
the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in
you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the
flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after
the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of
the body, ye shall live.
I do feel that I
have illustrated America’s departure from her foundational roots and abandoned a
national observance of God’s will and God’s Word, God’s Son, and God’s
blessings, in favor of humanism, and the universal distribution of wealth (the
principles of Communism)under the umbrella of Socialism.
If his does not
provoke you to good works, nothing will. Now to my perspectives. What I have
shared, I have been able to observe from my window on the world. I cannot
imagine what I would see if I choose to open my door?
SO WHAT? YOU ASK.
I am obviously
not one that is inclined to be bored, and simply vegetate. In the most recent 7
months I have penned 10 books and launched them as e-books on the internet. I
had one published, and to be honest, I now have enough data regarding finding
and using a publisher to write another book. I am simply not certain that I
want to be negative for the amount of time it would take to write that book.
I have addressed the
issue of boredom like David of Old Testament fame, by encouraging myself with
the Word of God. I do not claim to have memorized these scriptures, or the text
that positions each in a thematic manner. I study, and meditate, and God gives
insight and inspiration. It is like the disciples asking Jesus, what does that
parable mean? I am producing and publishing as a means of extending my reach
and fulfilling my response to the great commission.
I know what it
means to be isolated for an extended period, and then to be denied socialization
by reason of recovery and therapy. Beyond that, I also know what it means to be
ridiculed for lack of participation for the next year, by virtue of a childhood
burn, and missing the third grade of school. When I entered the third grade on
cutches a year late, I was larger than my classmates, and because of the
crutches and the inability to flex the burned leg, special arrangement were
made for seating, recess, lunch, and numerous other things. Let me tell you,
there is no pressure (positive or negative) like peer pressure.
As logical as my starting
the third grade over was for the adults and administration, it was totally
devastating to me, and life changing. I was with students I did not know, alone,
though in a crowd. Unable to associate in recreational activities on crutches,
I sat, and consoled myself with studies, and introverted. I became sufficient
within myself to the point that I neither communicated, or cared. I ran my race
like a turtle, but if confronted, I withdrew into my shell.
As I look back on
that period of my life, now, having had an eleven-year exposure to the
isolation and banishment imposed by imprisonment, I conclude that I was guilty
of self-imposed imprisonment (house arrest) from 1943 to 1952.
As I approached
the sixth grade, we moved to a small town in southern Indiana. The school
system was extremely small, and there were very limited opportunities for
socialization. Everybody tried to get along to be acceptable, because there
were not enough to have two cliques. My mother was a math teacher, and my uncle
was the school principle. There were only three other teachers in the system
above the sixth grade, and I will always believe they ganged up on me to bring
me out of seclusion.
When I got to the
ninth grade, my first English assignment was WAR AND PEACE by TOLSTOY. I
quickly developed a distain for reading and developed my own speed-reading
tactic. Honestly, I expose myself to an extremely wide range of literature, as
an industrial skills trainer, but I still distain reading for the sake of
reading. I still speed read for concept and sequence, and the return to
sections for context.
end of the ninth grade year, I had developed my plan of revenge, and sat down
with the principle and enrolled in the normal college prep curriculum for the
tenth grade and then added to two courses as overloads if they agreed not to
stack the content like another WAR and PEACE. I still cannot believe that they
did not see through my plan, but to make a long story short, I carried
overloads in my 10th and 11th grades, and having enough
credits to graduate, I left school at the end of my 11th grade and
went on to college.
I had completed my first year of engineering school
by the time I was awarded my high school diploma. I also had experienced another life changing, earth shaking transformation
being a freshman engineering student in an all-male college, and a co-operative
student working in a major automotive manufacturing facility. It did not make
any difference what my preference was with regard to my introversion, being 700
miles from home, with no known associates, at the ripe old age of 17, seasoned
by the academic arena and work environment, simple survival mandated change.
I can tell you that the process of coming out of my
shell had been much akin to lifetime supervision for a parolee. No matter how comfortable
you seem to become, there are telltale signs that raise questions of sincerity
and even believability.
To be continued