When you work at a job inside the world system, your life force, or life “current / currency” is drawn off. A blessing in the Bible is, “…You shall eat the fruits of the works of your hands and be happy…” When you work inside the system, you don’t get to eat all of the …
If you didn’t have to work for sustenance, what work would you do for gratification? We Americans who are desperately hoping our country can be restored understandably have a fairly short focus these days. We want to get through the presidential elections without losing any semblance of the country the framers of the Declaration had …
CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION: a practical theology of ecology. The environment is our home, its destruction is important to all of us. This post will highlight a good case of stewardship of nature, while first placing this example w/in the context of: what the Word of God asks us to do, what the World is …
This week a pastor whom I generally respect wrote a blog stating that Holy Spirit told him not to be an activist, because activism implies an effort / desire to control people. He wrote that he was aware that “activists” would be disturbed and disagree.
While I agree that our goal in speaking and writing must not be to control the thoughts of others, some may never have heard truth, and may be in such a deep slumber that even when they do hear truth it eludes them. There are none so blind as those who will not see. Those who do not easily see or hear what is going on around them might require ‘acts’ and stronger communication to become aware of their peril.
Sometimes the only difference between ‘activism’ and powerfully propagating truth might be the intention of the heart, which is impossible to recognize in another unless GOD gives us specific discernment.
For instance, many would interpret JESUS’ overturning of the money tables in the temple as activism. He likely knew that act would trigger the full wrath of the establishment. It was certainly one of the most direct ways in which to confront the established religious and monetary systems. One might say that virtually every statement he made about the established religion / government of the time was a form of activism.
Mario Murillo is one of the few well known preachers who has taken a strong and very public stand against some of the evils in our nation. Is he an activist or a truth seeder?
There might be many reasons to remain mute and hidden in this political climate. Faith in CHRIST is probably not one of them.
Growing up in the 1960s our parents and grandparents and teachers had a recent memory of nuclear bombs actually going off, being used to kill people. Everybody was terrified of nuclear war: terrified. As if the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren’t enough to keep everybody traumatized by fear, we had yet another concern added on: Russian nuclear weapons just off the Florida coast. The Cuban Missile crisis rattled everybody.
But just for an extra measure of fear, at my elementary school we fourth graders (9 years of age) were shown films of nuclear bombs going off, of the results of the bombs going off, and shown rows of tombstones to represent how many people could be killed. The terrors of ordinary atomic bombs were bad enough. But the final dramatic moment in one of the films was the introduction of the super-effective HYDROGEN bomb. Representing the vast power were rows upon rows upon rows of tombstones. But only the lucky ones would be killed immediately. The rest of the people near a nuclear explosion would throw up for a month or so and then die. To protect against these shattering dangers, they taught us to hide under our desks. Even a 9 year old can realize the futility of this act.
I could feel the chunks rising right there in my class; literally. I would feel extremely nauseous during the films. I was terrified.
And of what?
A false Russian threat? A possible future event that never came to be. What a waste of childhood innocence being stripped.
We used hold the Crusaders in disdain. They viciously attacked the poor Muslims. But now we are (at least I am) beginning to understand why. They invaded sovereign nations and tried to cuckold and displace the Europeans living there. You can learn a (very) little about that from George Costanza:
I’ve been sufficiently brainwashed by my education–supplemented by PBS & Hollywood–to feel that the Crusaders were way off-base in invading the Middle East to attack Muslims. But now I’m not so sure they were. In fact, seeing how radical Muslims infiltrate a society and subtly–yet viciously–take it over, I’m not even so sure anymore that the Spanish Inquisition was as extremely evil as I have come to believe.
Why were they so stirred up? Were the Crusaders simply bored second sons of noblemen with nothing better to do, as some sophisticated dramas imply? Were they bloodthirsty murderers in search of the next victim like Vlad the Impaler (aka Count Dracula)? Or were they justified in chasing the Moors back to the Middle East and trying to free the Holy Land?
I’m not sure. But I think the possibility deserves consideration.
There are PLENTY of videos of European women being savagely raped by Muslim men. I can’t bring myself to watch them, so I’m not going to expect you to, Dear Reader. But this article about rape gangs taking over Austria will show you a rabbit hole, and if you want to go down it to investigate the very darkest realities of this issue, feel free to proceed from here.
If your sister, or your girlfriend, or wife was raped by an Islamic “Refugee” (who just happens to be of military age and just happens to have sworn to exterminate the Infidel), how might you feel? What might you do? OK, you love peace, so maybe the first time you let it go by. Maybe the second time too. Then your friend’s sister commits suicide because she was raped by a “refugee” and nobody defended her or vindicated her.
BOOM: you’re a Crusader!
Could it be that simple? I think so.
Yes, history has been shaped by the movement of peoples. Weak people lose their land; strong people take over the land of weak people. Sure, it happens–and no less because we live in the “modern age”. See, you think you live in the modern age. But the refugees (aka Islamic invaders), well, they know they live on the long timeline of human history, and they act accordingly, employing invasion techniques that proved successful (somewhat at least) ‘way back in the Dark Ages. [Of course this time they don’t realize they are being used as Globalist pawns on a chessboard to displace free people, who can be hard to dominate, with themselves, who are well accustomed to following authoritarian leaders.]
OK, I get that you’re not likely to become a Crusader. But what is a reasonable response? Do you continue to roll out the red carpet and hang signs that say “Refugees Welcome”? Do you surrender quickly and allow the stronger (or more violent) to wrench your land, culture, children, and future from you?
Yes, yes, I know, the image shows Moses, not one of the Judges. That’s just for fun. And because even people who haven’t read the Book of Judges can recognize Moses as being a Biblical figure.
So if you’ve ever read the Book of Judges, you might recognize some of the similarities between Donald J Trump and many of the Judges. But, for the sake of time, I’m only going to focus on one of the Judges, whom I think is most relevant in a point I wish to make; that one is Gideon.
Now, you might think that if you were in trouble, having your crops and lands destroyed on a regular basis, you would welcome a deliverer who would triumph over your enemies. History often proves something different. Current responses to Donald J Trump prove something different as well. He comes, announcing that he wants to restore industry & give back the wealth of the American people that has been stolen from us, and people hate him; people are afraid of him; people call him a racist nazi homophobic xenophobe. Some people even tweet that they want him dead. Some very public figures announce in some very public forums that they want him dead. If you have read the Book of Judges, you might expect as much.
One of Gideon’s first assignments in his deliverer role was to destroy an altar to a pagan god. He successfully did that, though he did it at night because he wasn’t quite as bold as Donald Trump, and he knew there would be repercussions–and there were. In the morning the men of the place wanted to know who had destroyed the altar because they were fully prepared to kill the person who had.
Does that sound familiar–at all? Every thing Donald Trump tries to do for the American people seems to trigger someone or some niche special interest group, many of whom are sponsored by the arch enemy of truth, justice and the American way, George Soros.
Significant times–times in which the future is in the balance–require significant people. A Deliverer has arisen on behalf of the American People, and on behalf of Free People everywhere. Yet he is hated and many wish him dead, just as the townspeople wished Gideon dead when he tore down the altar (if you will, the old failed ways of doing things).
People often love their bondage (you can read that word ‘sin’) and they’d rather have an excuse to fail than a means to succeed. A deep discussion of self-sabotage and a sense of unworthiness of WINNING is outside the scope of this blog. So is denigrating people who have endured long struggles without reward.
Suffice it to write that deliverers of Biblical proportion are often hated. But if they live long enough, they can serve to do marvelous things for those they are sent to deliver.
This morning I noticed an interesting video on Kauilapele’s blog. The video showed a woman being talked through the fears and depression she suffers that have been triggered by a Trump presidency. Some might find it helpful, so I am including it here:
But what is it that really troubles people about Donald Trump? I’ve spent much time in thought and in many conversations on that topic. Don suggested that a slave mentality of the kind that had to be broken as attested by the Books of Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy is an issue, and that is certainly relevant.
But I’m a person of the heart, generally, so I want to know what relational issue drives Trump haters to distraction–and beyond the reach of most rational discussions. Why do some consider Donald Trump authoritarian, when I–and millions like me–see him as a protector and one who brings restoration?
I let this word ‘authoritarian’ rattle around in my head a bit. What evokes the image of an authoritarian? An egomaniacal tyrant like Hitler, certainly. But, to a child who doesn’t want to be re-directed, a wonderful, caring father can seem authoritarian. Often the child who has made such judgments of the heart against a father does not realize the care and generosity of spirit that drove the protective father to assert his authority.
Did you know that something like 90% of protesters live with their parents? The implication is that it’s unlikely they have crossed the threshold of parenthood, which would help them empathize with the intentions of one endeavoring to care for the entire nation with the desire to protect, and perseverance of a good father: Donald Trump.
In fact, many of the protests certainly appear to be, in effect, a bunch of “kids” running around throwing a temper tantrum. I remember in particular one video of a protester banging her own backpack onto the street repeatedly, accomplishing…what?
Some families lose their deeply rebellious children. Some become addicts, some become prostitutes, some cause irreparable harm to the family / parents’ relationship. An odd little point of fact: in the Old Testament of the Bible, children who cursed their parents fell under a judgment of being stoned. No, not ‘stoned’ as in getting high; ‘stoned’ as in having rocks thrown at them until they die.
While that sounds extreme to us in our culture, it may have been a practical means of ridding their society of potential sociopaths. If a child couldn’t respond appropriately to loving parents, how might the child behave when let loose upon society in adulthood?
I’m certainly not suggesting that the protesters are sociopaths–though I do believe they are being funded by one in George Soros. But, as it is written, “…The compassion of wicked people is nothing but cruelty….” This applies, at least to some extent, to how out of touch protesters and other vocal Trump opposers are with the real needs of some they are claiming to defend. Do I really believe most protesters are ‘wicked’? Nope. But, in being misdirected, their compassion may manifest as cruelty–or at the very least significant, damaging ignorance, as this video highlights:
Those who have had and / or who ARE a protective, confident father who provided a safe environment in which to thrive herald Donald Trump as a potential Deliverer from evil, dangerous forces in the world.
For instance, those who grew up with a father who didn’t allow some kids to come over to play because they seemed dangerous or somehow threatening, have those memories of being protected from ‘aliens’–those outside the family. They don’t feel the father was being ‘xenophobic’; rather, the father was protecting them from bullies. Similarly, Donald Trump is protecting the nation from potentially harmful influences. The wise learned from Benjamin Frankline that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure–and we never even really found that magical pound of cure for 911. Done bun can’t be undone.
While that POV may seem overly simplistic, ask around among those who fear Trump and who love Trump. See how many of which had dependable, kind, protective fathers, and which had scoundrels for fathers, weaklings for fathers, or even no fathers at all.
Are you somewhat puzzled by the seeming disconnect between different factions in our country? Do you wonder why people are so vehemently insisting they are right and everyone else is wrong? Why do human responses traditionally considered normal seem to set off armies of radicals?
Those aren’t rhetorical questions. Something just doesn’t seem right about much of what is going on in America in early 2017. What could it be?
A UCDavis Professor, Darrell Hamamoto, has some thoughts on that subject. He believes that we are actually being beamed. Yes, beamed. Focused Extra Low Frequency waves are being aimed at populations in order to alter our mental and emotional states. That explains a lot, doesn’t it?
But is that too far out of an idea to accept? I will let the brilliant Professor Hamamoto make his own case:
This interview from last summer gives somewhat more detail, along with providing a context for understanding why anyone would do such a thing – and who those ‘anyones’ are:
If you didn’t have to work for sustenance, what work would you do for gratification?
We Americans who are desperately hoping our country can be restored understandably have a fairly short focus these days. We want to get through the presidential elections without losing any semblance of the country the framers of the Declaration had in mind. But if we are successful; if Donald Trump wins the election and keeps his promises…what then?
We will need some time for basic restoration and recovery. But what might that brighter future path look like a little way down the road?
If people like Corey Goode (http://spherebeingalliance.com/) are to be believed, in ten years or so we might find ourselves with virtually all of our practical needs met without any sort of significant labor. In other words, we might have StarTrek-style replicators, unlimited free energy and seemingly magical health solutions, with all things necessary for life available in abundance. The technology that will enable us to live in seemingly effortless abundance already exists; it has simply been hidden. I realize that idea may be a stretch for some. Please study up and form your own opinions. But for the sake of the concepts I’m considering here, let’s say that hard labor is very soon no longer going to be a necessary way of life.
What might life look like in such circumstances?
We don’t really have to look terribly far to find out. The people of Hawaii pre-western colonization are a beautiful example. They had all their physical needs met with ample time left to pursue arts like, as Kauilapele wrote in his blog (https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/clifford-kapono-1-5-16-what-hawaiian-history-and-economic-books-are-not-telling-you/), surfing.
So, yes, it is possible for people to live — well — without money. Let that sink in for a minute…
Do you need an example a little closer to home? In the film The Songcatcher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songcatcher) many of the Appalachians were completely self-sufficient, and living off the land without the presumed benefit of money. Money is construct, mostly used to control people and funnel resources to a privileged few at the top of some Babylonian magik pyramid somewhere (hence the pyramid on the USD).
Adam in the Garden did not need to work for sustenance. He and Eve had the Tree of Life and lots of other fruits they could eat. But Adam worked anyway. He classified and categorized all the animals, and cared for all the plants. Ian Clayton even believes the animals were all formless when they came to Adam, and Adam’s imagination gave them their unique characteristics. Work, yes, and a rather challenging project, but darn fun work, I bet.
So, back to my initial question: If you didn’t have to work for sustenance, what work would you do for gratification?
I think this is an important question for this time. Because great transitions are waiting in the wings of history. While it’s true that we as humanity might corporately be circling the drain of cosmic failure, ruin and obscurity, it is also true that if we make a few correct decisions we will be transcending stars. [And for Christian friends, I submit to you that, though I am using different words than what we Christians normally use, I am describing the positive outcome of THE REVELATION OF CHRIST, which is a return to an Eden-like existence in the New Jerusalem.]
So how would you use your time if you didn’t have the constraints of physical need? I’m not referring to playing golf or other games as retired people do. I’m thinking more of the sort of creative expression Adam found in investigating / forming the animals, and the sort of inventive activity with which Thomas Jefferson was employed during winters on his farm (he invented about as many gadgets as Benjamin Franklin https://senselist.com/2006/10/27/12-things-thomas-jefferson-invented/ ).
What would you grow? What would you cook? What would you write? What would you say? What would you paint? Whom would you heal? Whom would you comfort?
Will you give this a little thought now? Because some day in the not-too-distant-future you may wake up in a house off the grid, with free and unlimited energy, plenty of clean water, a self-sustaining garden, a replicator that can make anything you need, an anti gravity vehicle that can take you anywhere (ANYWHERE) you want to go, and plenty of time.
You go to the beach to find shells after a tropical depression, and, though you carefully steer away from designated turtle and bird nesting areas, you receive a $150 ticket from a fully armed “ranger”?
What I did was use the opportunity to share with my grandsons the UN Agenda 21 rewilding maps, and explain how enforcing United Nations law (iow the laws of a foreign entity) inside the US is technically treason.
The real question is, how would you have responded to the authority crazed pistol packing “park ranger”? Would you give him your real name? Would you try to reason with him, or would you explain that you were outside the designated nesting areas, or would you simply quietly accept the ticket?
I wasn’t actually there on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Diamond Shoals (a mystical, magical place where a few different currents meet to duke it out over a thin stretch of sand). I was the designated babysitter for the morning. My daughters were on the beach. They told the ranger they were within the areas they were told were OK. He told them they were lucky he was only writing one ticket, as he could be writing them ALL $150 tickets. As he had a gun, I suppose he could, in theory, have shot them as well if they gave him too much trouble.
How should we all respond? Should we be nice “citizens” accepting punishment / discipline without question, or should we assert that we are sovereigns who only voluntarily comply with even actual laws imposed via legislation (rather than regulations written by institutions and committees) in a sovereign nation, over which the United Nations has no jurisdiction?
The best idea any of us had is for the locals — whose businesses are seriously challenged by denial of beach access to fishermen — to organize a friendship chain including visiting beachcombers and fishermen to join hands on the regulated beach and, when asked for their names say only “John Q Public” or “Mary Q Public” assuming few if any trans sexuals would be involved, which I think is a fair assumption in this case since they compile only .003% of the US population (another topic for another day).
In sifting through these circumstances and accompanying ideas the realization struck: many of these ridiculous regulations destroying sovereignty and challenging national identity have made their appearance in the Obama years. Dear Donald: please WIN, and roll back all the regulations imposed on the American people because of fraudulently based treaties foisted upon us by foreign bodies like the UN. We just want to continue to be able to walk on a beach we have been walking on for thirty years without significant damage to eco systems!THANKS!!!
Brief PS for unflappable nature lovers who really think birds are threatened by our visit: the birds in question aren’t even native to the region.
When you work at a job inside the world system, your life force, or life “current / currency” is drawn off. A blessing in the Bible is, “…You shall eat the fruits of the works of your hands and be happy…” When you work inside the system, you don’t get to eat all of the fruits of the works of your hands. A portion is taken away from you, via “The Three Is,” interest, inflation & IRS.
When you farm / homestead, you and your family directly benefit from your labors, literally eating the fruit of the works of your hands.
“All wealth comes from labor, [which is taxed]. When they take your labor from you and never give it back [via taxes], that’s called slavery” — Allan Watt