Trinity: Paschal’s Triangle🌈
💦A continuation of:
“The River: Eastertide🌊”
“The Living Word is Loving,”
“Our Daily Bread,”
“Communion,” and
“The Living Word is our Eucharist”
…Bible Verses with Running Commentary

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
“Understanding”💠
Proverbs 8:12
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence,
and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

📜Bible Readings Α-Ω
*In Progress:🌊
*Completed:💦
The Old Testament (AKJV)
1. Genesis💦
2. Exodus💦
3. Leviticus💦
4. Numbers💦
5. Deuteronomy💦
6. Joshua💦
7. Judges💦
8. Ruth💦
9. 1 Samuel💦
10. 2 Samuel💦
11. 1 Kings💦
12. 2 Kings💦
13. 1 Chronicles💦
14. 2 Chronicles💦
15. Ezra💦
16. Nehemiah💦
17. 🕯Tobit🌊
18. 🕯Judith
19. Esther💦
20. 🕯1 Maccabees
21. 🕯2 Maccabees
22. Job💦
23. Psalms🌊
24. Proverbs💦
25. Ecclesiastes💦
26. Song of Solomon💦
27. 🕯Wisdom
28. 🕯Sirach
29. Isaiah💦
30. Jeremiah🌊
31. Lamentations
32. 🕯Baruch
33. Ezekiel
34. 🕯Daniel
35. Hosea
36. Joel
37. Amos
38. Obadiah
39. Jonah
40. Micah
41. Nahum
42. Habakkuk
43. Zephaniah
44. Haggai
45. Zechariah
46. Malachi
Deuterocanonical, Apocrypha🕯(NABRE)
Tobit
Judith, 1 and 2
Maccabees
Wisdom
Sirach
Baruch
Esther
Daniel
The New Testament (AKJV)
1. Matthew💦
2. Mark💦
3. Luke💦
4. John💦
5. Acts (of the Apostles)💦
6. Romans💦
7. 1 Corinthians💦
8. 2 Corinthians💦
9. Galatians💦
10. Ephesians💦
11. Philippians💦
12. Colossians💦
13. 1 Thessalonians💦
14. 2 Thessalonians💦
15. 1 Timothy💦
16. 2 Timothy💦
17. Titus💦
18. Philemon💦
19. Hebrews💦
20. James💦
21. 1 Peter💦
22. 2 Peter💦
23. 1 John💦
24. 2 John💦
25. 3 John💦
26. Jude💦
27. Revelation💦
http://www.biblegateway.com

Monday 4/24/17
👼
Lamb: Served, 3 Ways.🛎🎖🍎
🗣”Walk the Plank.”🚀
…Jumped ship, and landed on higher ground! The Most High ground, in fact.😉
“Faith: Loving without Knowing”🌈
…It might take a Rocket Scientist to pilot this Mothership.🕊
(Selections from:)
-John 3
-John 20
-Colossians 3
-Psalm 32
-Proverbs 3
-Kenosis
-Charity
-The Sixth Sense
-Superstar

(Prelude)🎶
John 3:8
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
🎶

“Charity: In the Service of the King”🛡⚔️
🏹💛
I set my sights upon God directly, and restrain my “self” from thoughts of future actions, or planning a “to do list.” It is precisely those efforts towards planning and providing for oneself that bring one’s heart and mind to stray from God, or to abide in self-directed thinking, or self-will, instead of abiding in thoughts of God. To abide with God is to dwell in constant thoughts of Him. God exists in “the heart,” or rather, “the mind,” and so, sustaining “the idea of God” within one’s thoughts or cognitive awareness, is to abide by God. To abide by God, as thinking about God to dwell and linger within His presence, necessarily entails that one refrain, or restrain oneself, from thinking about anything else. To deviate from thinking about God, by planning or worrying or dwelling in thoughts of the future for example, is to veer from abiding in God. God is within my thoughts in this present moment, which is what allows me to access and channel Him. God is “Now.”

“The Messenger”🗞🐩
The great sacrifice of “kenosis,” or self-emptying, is that of sacrificing one’s own thinking, as all thoughts or preoccupations extraneous to this One, singular and focused, idea of God. Thus, through kenosis, or the emptying of self-directed thinking or self-will, God is granted the mental space required in which to exert His influence, and one may effectively channel His almighty will, along with the associated power of miracles, instead of self-will, as ego, vanity, and mortal limits.

“Stigmata”🕶
My weakness is my glory, because it is the way in which I demonstrate God working through me. When I surrender to my own mortal powerlessness, and defeat to life’s circumstances, then I avail myself to God’s power of salvation, which works miracles. In fact, the more dire and desperate my situation in life is, as the more hopeless and useless that any of my own mortal attempts to remedy my condition become, the more blessed I am, because then that scenario forces me to rely solely upon God. Thus, only when I give up on myself, and experience a very real need for God, will I honestly rely upon Him instead of upon myself. The struggles of my life, as the “Cross” I bear, are the only route by which I may experience the joy of knowing God directly, as His will, through divine intervention, to save and rescue me in the most spectacular displays of miracles, or marvelous feats inspiring Wonder and Awe. My infirmities, my weaknesses, my flaws and tendencies towards particular sins, are all my greatest assets and glories, because those are exactly the points, or the wounds, by which I may demonstrate and make known, and visible, the workings of God, and allow Him to show His will of miraculous, death-defying, love, strength, and healing. Thus, only by admittedly needing saving can I be that device, or instrument, through which God shows His perfect will of perfect love. I cooperate with God throughout all of life’s perils, and faithfully, with loyalty, play the part of the “damsel in distress,” or “the magician’s assistant,” because I know that God will pull through to save me, no matter what. The greater my fall from grace, the greater the glory of God that we may reveal to mortal souls upon ascension, as part of an ongoing cooperative effort in this life, living simply as an “art of faith.” I revel in my infirmities, as they are proof of my God being Present with me, just as Christ’s wounds from the crucifixion are ever-maintained as evidence, to glorify God.

“Good News! The Eagle Has Landed”🦅
If I take pride in, or glory over, what any mortal could do, as the limited mortal abilities of my own ego or self, then I would have no need or occasion to glorify God, or allow Him to work His unlimited capacity for miracles through me, as merely a counterpart, or vessel of His will.

“Red Herring and White Whale”🐳
The virtue or glory I display is only ever that which I receive from God. However, exercising the choice, by freewill, to seek God and His will instead of my own, is my own personal claim to any sort of virtue or merit. The “goodness,” as moral virtue or righteousness, and the associated power of healing and miracles, is only ever of God; the will to choose God, however, or the decision to choose His goodness and virtue, instead of my own limitations, is my one source of merit, as my point of access to the perfection of God’s almighty love.

“Sign of Jonah”🚸🌈
To live by faith, is to rely upon the intuition of God, instead of upon mortal knowledge of some concrete logic or information. Reason-based understanding of God is not faith, because it relies upon my own mortal and human intellect, and not God. God is accessed by reliance upon Him, through practicing the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity, or selfless love. To substitute literal, or direct and verbal knowledge, which rests upon self-will by resting upon my own intellect, with trust, is to practice these Godly virtues and thus, assess God. God is only “real” in my life if “I really rely upon Him.” When I rely upon the “perfection of love,” which in action is essentially just “trust,” then I may lean on God instead of self or self-knowledge, and He may then become active in my own life.

“Call Me Ishmael!🌹What’s in a Name?”
The more I substitute knowledge, or “self,” as rationality grounded in logic or fact, for “God,” by choosing the Godly virtue of blind trust, the more I practice true faith. God’s miracles defy rationality, reason, or logic, by their very definition! So to try to logically explain the workings of God is a futile endeavor; He can do anything from levitate me, to morph me into a Lyran or Lion, to heal me of illness. The innocence of “true love”, to trust God blindly, without ever “questioning” Him or doubting the Goodwill behind all of His mysterious, or seemingly counterintuitive ways, which mortal understanding could by definition never properly fathom, is to allow His grace to infiltrate my life. This trust, by letting go of my need to know how or why, is the ultimate expression of love, and is the height and epitome of man, or rather, of human potential. To sacrifice knowing, in favor of trusting, is to abide with God.

“Faith:” Intuition Works by Innocence. 😇

“The Matrix: My Badge of Honor”❣️
Never-mind Neo’s stigmata, it’s just a fashion statement! 😍

John 3:1-8
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+3&version=AKJV

John 20:19-29
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace beunto you. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: thencame Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20&version=AKJV

Colossians 3:1-17
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Colossians+3&version=AKJV

Psalm 32
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
A Psalm of David, Maschil.
1 Blessed is he whose transgression isforgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence,
my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:
my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord;
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found:
surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule,
which have no understanding:
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle,
lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked:
but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy, all ye that areupright in heart.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+32&version=AKJV

Proverbs 3:1-6
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 My son, forget not my law;
but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 for length of days, and long life, and peace,
shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:
bind them about thy neck;
write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 so shalt thou find favour and good understanding
in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+3&version=AKJV

💺”Kenosis: To Fill the Potter’s Vessel”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosis

🐑”Charity Means Sacrificial Love”
🔥(Charity is not Money, nor Almsgiving)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_(virtue)

🗣”Everyday… Everyday.”
Cole Sear: She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn’t come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn’t see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question? She said the answer is… ‘Every day.’ What did you ask?
Lynn Sear: Do… Do I make her proud?
-From “The Sixth Sense” (1999)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sixth_sense/quotes/

👥”The Sixth Sense …Is Humor”
Mary Katherine Gallagher: Oh my God!
Jesus: Oh my Me! How are you?
Mary Katherine Gallagher: It’s going OK. Are you the Lord?
Jesus: Well, to you I am. See, technically, you’re, like, in this REM sleep state, and I’m a mixture of your mind’s images of God, some past authority figures, uh, Skye, and your dad. Basically, your subconcsious came up with me to help you deal. Dig?
Mary Katherine Gallagher: Yeah… uh, you want a glass of water or something?
Jesus: No, I’m good. I’m God!
Mary Katherine Gallagher: Oh. Right.
-From “Superstar” (1999)
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0167427/quotes

“Miss-Understood”👻
To lift up my books without any hands, or to drive my car without any eyes, or to pirouette without any feet…is not intended to display wreckage, nor any grievance in being so wounded, but rather, is a revelry and an honor, in which to demonstrate and showcase my God, working His miracles.
👣
🌊

Tuesday 4/25/17
✝️✝️✝️💒✝️ (💠: Spot the Real Deal.)
“The Crosses”
They’ve had “The Lion of the tribe of Judah” locked up in a cellar with a muzzle.
📜🗞🐩
…Was “wroth.”🌊🚢🌈
(Selections from:)
-John 11
-Mark 16
-1 Peter 2
-Matthew 16
-Revelation 5
-Psalm 145
-The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
-The Eye of Providence (💠)

(Prelude)🎶
John 11:25
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Matthew 16:24-26
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Revelation 5:5-6
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
🎶

“It’s a Love (Second) Story”⏳💒
The “Book of Life” is the continuation of the written Word of God, as an ongoing expansion of His holy Testimony, or the Gospel, that is recorded within the Bible. The Lamb who was slain, as the Holy Ghost, or “he who proceeds,” is the holy one chosen to fulfill the promises of faith that God has made throughout the ages; “believe on Me, and ye shall never die.”

“A Window in the Temple of God”🗽
The sacrifice of one’s own life, in order to retrieve the Eye of Providence (💠) from Hell, as the perfection of adherence to the tenets of charity in Christ’s teachings, was necessary to revive God’s Word, and bring Christ back home for the Second Coming.

“Some ‘Light’ 🕯Reading”📚📚📚✍️
With God’s All-seeing Eye once again up and running and fully-functional, through being rescued and returned to Heaven after an 8 year detainment in a prisoner of war (POW) camp in Hell, the seal of the “Book of Life,”or “the Bible,” is opened, such that God may renew His work with His prophets and servants here on Earth.

“Psychogenic Amnesia”🙇‍♀️
The Lion, or the Holy Ghost, had already been slain, and so was uniquely qualified, by having been previously fortified as the perfection of virtue or charity, through having already overcome human mortality. In continuing to live past her own death, she had transcended on unto eternal life. Thus, a “stray Lamb” mission trip, or expedition to Hell, to extricate and rescue God’s All-Seeing Eye, if undertaken on the part of this holy one, could only ever end well, as in God’s favor. The presence of her purity, of love or charity, in Hell, would inevitably create a chemical reaction of spiritual goodness and “soul conversion,” to culminate in God’s triumph over all evil, as the greater glory of God’s Love will always triumph over any evil, even Hell.

“…Didn’t Know I Had Lost It!”♣️♦️♥️♠️
Only in loving God more than one’s own life, in choosing to lose one’s life in an act of faith and selfless love, is one ever saved unto immortality, because only then does one tap into reliance upon God, the Source of immortality, instead of one’s mortal life.

“Burned the Bridge”🌉
In trusting that God is infinite Love, and believing upon the Unseen God intuited by the inward vision of faith and love, instead of believing in what the human eye sees or perceives by merely mortal vision, one may bridge the gap between the material world of man, and the higher realm of the Spirit. Thus, one may make visible to the flesh that which one intuits, through the divine vision of God’s theological virtues.

“A ‘Chemical Reaction’ ⚗️for The Sequel”
(Translating God whilst ‘In💓Love’)
The “Book of Life” referenced in the book of Revelation, was accessed by fulfilling the prophesy of Christ for a second time, as someone actually receiving those promises originally made by Jesus to us. Thus, in truly believing upon God, above and to the exclusion of all else, the Word of the Lord undergoes a resurgence of vitality, and God once again makes His Voice “herd” and His Word writ upon the Earth. God is no longer to be seen merely “through the glass darkly,” or only in part and incompletely, as by the human means of mortal imperfection, but rather, God the Father may now be known to us face to face, just as He had been known to man in the ancient times, of Noah and Moses.

“Kinda ‘Lost It,’ but Totally Won.”📯
With the Eye of God (💠) unsealed and pried open, the Second Gift of the Holy Spirit, that of “Understanding,” which is sacred knowledge directly from God and is given to man only by the Holy Ghost, the Word, and knowledge of God the Father and Christ His Son, may once again be accessed, just as it was in times of old. The Word of God’s love and wisdom, our sustenance and joy contained within the Scriptures, is with us and within us, and is upon the lips of those who seek Him, providing God’s music of love and comfort to all those who call upon Him in truth.

Welcome Home!😻

“What’s in the box?” 📦
“…Lucky!”🎰
http://m.ign.com/lists/movie-moments/90
🎬

John 11:21-27
21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+11&version=AKJV

Mark 16
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+16&version=AKJV

1 Peter 2:1-10
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
2 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone (💠), elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 which in time past werenot a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+2&version=AKJV

Matthew 16:13, 16-28
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father (💠) which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock (💠) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+16&version=AKJV

Revelation 5:1-10
5 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+5&version=AKJV

Psalm 145
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
David’s Psalm of praise.
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king;
and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee;
and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another,
and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,
and of thy wondrous works.
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts:
and I will declare thy greatness.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion;
slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord;
and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and talk of thy power;
12 to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and thy dominion endureththroughout all generations.
14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall,
and raiseth up all those that bebowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+145&version=AKJV

“The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit”🕊
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_gifts_of_the_Holy_Spirit

The Holy Spirit (Fox🦊Hole):
To be called upon in the event of an urgent emergency, if Time is of the essence, functioning as a “last line of defense.”🎖
🎖🎖🎖🎖
V-Day: July 11-13, 2013
-Gabriel

Wednesday 4/26/17

“The Crosses”✝️✝️✝️✝️🤞
That’s not what I meant by “forge ahead…”
🛣📝
That’s not what I meant by “nicely framed…”🖼🔫

(Selections from:)
-Luke 12
-Matthew 10
-Matthew 23
-James 4
-Proverbs 29

“The Fragile Ecosystem”🏡
I strive towards a delicate balance of the internal state of my “self,” to cohabit my soul with God, by carefully providing the compensatory actions of the ego, or mental countermoves, that are necessary to maintain a stable and streamlined state. As I allow God to work through me, in being a channel, I am allowed the ideal position, as with a “behind-the-scenes” perspective, from which to behold His awesome powers of miracle-working. I must myself try to push against the current of God’s elevation, as against that rush of power, ecstasy, and elation that I experience as His holy power and might courses through me, with the very force and rush of tidal wave. I must provide the countermeasures by which to even out His polarity extremes, and counteract the effects of the great height of His influence, so that We may maintain stability and keep an even keel. If I did not implement such stabilizing countermeasures, to reinforce my own sense of personal weakness, powerlessness, and humility, then the feel of God’s power coursing through me would go straight to my head, and inflate my ego or sense of pride and self-will. Thus, I must constantly humble myself to avoid an influx of ego, and the ensuing sinfulness of self-will, in order to work Together with God, in a meek and mild, smooth and steady, streamlined trajectory.

“Eternal Father Time”⏳
I effectively must act as a counterbalance to God’s rapturous effect upon Life’s pendulum. God’s influence upon me is that of intense love and extreme emotional highs, and so in order to maintain a proper alignment, and a center of balance at a healthy medium, I must draw myself back. Thus, We work in conjunction, within my body, to remain within the optimal state of moderation and temperance, as the ideal state for achieving the stamina needed for sustained effort and perpetual endurance. This middle path, of moderation, provides the resilience to bounce back smoothly from upsets and succeed in the long haul, to endure patiently and persistently to God’s eternal life. We work as a Team to balance each Other out through the highs and lows of life, to provide the most lasting and efficacious means by which to grow spiritually, in lasting and durable evolution.

“Humble ‘In The Beginnings'”✏️📓📜
I must lower myself, as my own ego, back towards lowliness of spirit, or meekness and humility, so that We may Together cooperate Our efforts and focus Our energies towards a combined state of balance and equilibrium. Thus, as God forces His power outwards upon the world, and with unequivocal might, I must keep this vessel, of my “self,” in-check and under control, by remitting, and employing self-regulatory equalizing mechanisms, as a means by which to maintain a state of internal consistency, or homeostasis.

“Teamwork”🎸🎺🥁
Given God’s tendency towards being inordinately powerful, in order to keep this “vessel” in working order, I must dampen my self and my ego to descend towards an internal neutrality, produced through Our combined efforts. Thus, to attain any sort of stability or constancy, as sustainability, maintainability, and the purposeful direction necessary for functionality, or productivity towards fruitful labor, I must always lower, humble, and diminish myself, or my ego, in order to properly accommodate God and His power, of unbounded transcendence over all Time and space, to ably tolerate and joyfully withstand His forceful impact.

“God-A-Head”👨‍👧‍👦
I must constantly and actively strive to humble and constrain my own Spirit in God’s presence, if I wish to work in cooperation with Him, lest His potent and almighty influence skyrockets me away entirely in holy exhilaration. If I do not take care to hold myself back and restrain my Spirit to a meek and humble state, then God’s almighty force will completely wrest away any of my weak control over my ego completely out of my hands, and send a loosely held or unchecked self billowing away as mere vanity; if I do not hold myself low, then when God swoops in, He will overwhelm, or utterly overpower, my self and my being. If my ego, or self, were to be left unrestrained and unchecked, then God’s power would effectively loosen my grip, or foothold, upon the solid ground of this world, and unfasten the solidity of ego that can only be provided by a “humble” mental focus. Thus, the proud undergo a “spiriting away” caused by an unchecked and inflated ego, rendering God’s potential work undirected, and therefore ineffectual; lost in the wind as mere dust and vanity.

“All for One and One for All”⚔️🛡🦄
We work as a Trio, or a-Team, to balance out Our respective strengths and energies by directing them in complementary and compensatory ways, to successfully maintain an internal equilibrium of what would otherwise be naturally opposing forces or distinct and competing powers. Without these self-inhibitory actions, to keep my ego constrained and lowly with God’s will correspondingly exalted, Our mutual cohabitation would be repellent, and the dual forces of Our wills would overturn and upset the balance of Our combined energies within this single body. In being simultaneously exerted within my soul, my own will or ego and God’s will, would be at odds over dominance, control, and direction of this “Mothership.” This vessel, or entity, that is my “self” and soul, I allow God to utilize and deploy, for His Own mysterious and higher purposes.
…The Most High, in fact.🗻
😉

Luke 12:8-12
8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9 but he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+12&version=AKJV

Matthew 10:16-28
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, thatpreach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+10&version=AKJV

Matthew 23:1-12
23 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3 all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23&version=AKJV

James 4
4 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and yourjoy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+4&version=AKJV

Proverbs 29:23-27
23 A man’s pride shall bring him low:
but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul:
he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth itnot.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
26 Many seek the ruler’s favour;
but every man’s judgment comethfrom the Lord.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just:
and he that is upright in the way isabomination to the wicked.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+29&version=AKJV

“The Cross Family”✝️✝️✝️✝️
🗺Sure, you’re “on the map.” But Chad is “nowhere near Zion.”

“Empathy is the Mother of Invention”🏰
“Teamwork:” An adaptive approach to Partnership with God means that there is no one failsafe default move to produce a successful result in any circumstances. Sometimes you must “let go,” and other times you must “hold on;” the best move will depend upon your Partners, because They are also exerting a movement. There is no one move that is consistently correct when you are working as part of a Team, or in a relationship with God, because you are not the only one playing a role or bringing about an effect. The most beneficial action in any given scenario actually depends upon the actions and condition of your Teammates. To “hold on” to God might usually work best, unless God is already doing that for you. In this case, it would be best to simply “let go,” and to just “let Him hold you” instead.
🗼

Thursday 4/27/17
“Little Orphan Annie’s Secret Decoder Pin”
💠

📓”Landing Pad”
🚀”Launch Pad”
👙”Landing Pads”
🐈
🗻”Land’s” on her feet.
🏆”…Maxi Pads”🍒

(Selections from:)
-Proverbs 2
-Proverbs 23
-Galatians 3
-Romans 4
-John 20
-Genesis 22
-John 8
-1 John 4
-Genesis 15
-Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Reverence)
-Theological Virtues
-Romans 8
-Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Wonder)
-Separation Anxiety (Fear of the Lord)

(Prelude)🎶
Proverbs 2:2
2 so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding;
Proverbs 23:10-12
10 Remove not the old landmark (💠);
and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
11 for their redeemer is mighty;
he shall plead their cause with thee.
12 Apply thine heart unto instruction,
and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
1 John 4:19-21
19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
🎶

🌳”Seeds grow after their kind-ness.”🍒

“Truth: Experiencing a Need”🕳
Experiencing a need, perhaps even a sort of desperation, is the starting point of my joy, when I recognize that need as being for one thing and one thing only: God. Upon admitting and recognizing this need, and praying up to God, He swoops in and fills it immediately. It is an honest need, it is a true need, and it is a need that is universal to all of mankind. God is “true.”

“Joy: Experiencing that Need Filled”💠
Experiencing my very real sense of “need,” and then that sweet, childlike dependence upon God, through my knowledge of Him as being the only One actually capable of filling that “need,” or my desire, is the culmination of “Reverence or Piety,” as the “humble beginnings” of rightly relating to God, via the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

“Virtue”🦋🐝🥊
It is a virtue to rely upon faith, and not upon knowledge. To believe without a factual basis of belief, as without solid evidence, that God is good and loving, and will pull through and save us, is our virtue.

“To ‘Trust’ is the Act of Love”⚰️🌹
(“A-Rose”)
To have that sort of belief in altruism and a loving God, without any factual basis in reality, as without any firsthand personal experience, knowledge, or evidence by which to back up and substantiate that belief in Love, is true faith. True faith, the theological virtue of faith, worketh only by love; by belief first in God as being Love and in loving us without condition or limitation. One may then catapult off of that belief, that true faith, and exert that same love of God oneself. One does not ever love on one’s own, one only loves because one believes God loves us so. To trust, or believe in God’s love, is to love as God intends for us to love; innocently and obediently, as “without a reason.” Without having a reason to love and trust, then that love and trust can only have come from God, as working through the theological virtues which are only bestowed by God.

“The Works….”😇
To be born of a corrupt and evil world, and to be hated unjustly, one has no reason by which to claim that Love is the greatest reality. To be in the midst of such evil, and to proclaim the “Love of God” despite such wretchedness and evidence to the contrary, is true faith, true love, and the truth of God, as resting solely upon belief of God and not upon the laws of reason.

“…of ‘Blind’ Faith”😉
Only through “belief in God’s love” is one ever able to love perfectly. Thus, one may be perfect, just as God is “perfect,” in being “perfectly loving,” and so one may be born into that true image of our Father.

🎄”Fruit of her Labor:”
…The “Mother-🗻” of “🍼” and “🍯.”

Proverbs 2:1-11
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
2  My son, if thou wilt receive my words,
and hide my commandments with thee;
2 so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding;
3 yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 if thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous:
he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment,
and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity;
yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart,
and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+2&version=AKJV

Proverbs 23:4-16
4 Labour not to be rich:
cease from thine own wisdom.
5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
for riches certainly make themselves wings;
they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye (🕳),
neither desire thou his dainty meats:
7 for as he thinketh in his heart, so ishe:
Eat and drink, saith he to thee;
but his heart is not with thee.
8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up,
and lose thy sweet words.
9 Speak not in the ears of a fool:
for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
10 Remove not the old landmark (💠);
and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
11 for their redeemer is mighty;
he shall plead their cause with thee.
12 Apply thine heart unto instruction,
and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
13 Withhold not correction from the child:
for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod,
and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
15 My son, if thine heart be wise,
my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice,
when thy lips speak right things.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+23&version=AKJV

Galatians 3:1-13
3 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. 5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+3&version=AKJV

Romans 4:13-17
13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15 because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+4&version=AKJV

John 20:21-31
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: thencame Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20&version=AKJV

Genesis 22:15-18
15 And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 and said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+22&version=AKJV

John 8:31-41
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8&version=AKJV

1 John 4:7-21
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+4&version=AKJV

Genesis 15:4-6
4 And, behold, the word of the Lordcame unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+15&version=AKJV

“Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit”🕊
(Reverence, or Piety)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_gifts_of_the_Holy_Spirit

“Theological Virtues”👼
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theological_virtues

“The Chain Gang”⛓
“A Family of Crosses”✝️✝️✝️☦️
(Bit my Tongue)💋
💔The Ursinus College Nightmare:⚙️
When I said that she was my “ball-and-chain,” I did not mean that you should “ball-gag,” “chain up,” and “gang —-” her.

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Baptism Free-for-All:
“Gotta supersoaker?”🌈
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Romans 8:26-39
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to beconformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shalltribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=AKJV

The Tye that Binds:✒️📖🖋
💦+🎀=🌈

“Humility:”🙇‍♀️
Humility is recognizing that I am powerless and incapable of fulfilling and satisfying my only real need, which is my need for God. I must humbly accept that I can do nothing to provide for this need of myself, and accept that self-sufficiency will not quench my desire. If I wish to have my need for God met, I must accept that I can do nothing to fill that need myself. Only God Himself can fill that need. God never withholds Himself from those who seek Him, and so it is a great relief to know that, the only thing that I truly need, will never be denied me, and nothing can keep me apart from God; God gives of Himself and His love generously to all, and without limit. The difficulty, for man, is in being humble enough to admit that I cannot provide for my own self that which I truly need, and to lower myself in deference to allow God to help me. As I lower myself humbly, aware of my powerlessness to help myself, I accept His gift graciously.

“Piety:”🙏
God bestows His gift of love upon me, blessing me with the divine grace of His presence. The humility is in knowing that His grace and assistance comes to me by no merit or worthiness of my own doing, but merely because He is that generous.

“Reverence:”💐
My need for God, is only ever fulfilled as a gift from God, and to accept it, I must receive Him with humility, knowing that I did nothing to deserve it, nor to be worthy of that gift, the grace of God’s presence. God fills my need, of my desire for God, not because I deserve it or merit it, but simply because He is just that awesome!

“Grace:”🌈
If I felt deserving of God’s goodness, then I could not appreciate the depth of that goodness as pure grace, bestowed by the sheer awesome goodness of God’s will. To “feel deserving,” would eliminate my sense of being blessed, or graced by God, and would take the “godliness” out of God.

“Awe and Wonder:👼💦🌱
If I were able merit God’s love and God’s presence, and to deserve Him filling my every need, then His Own goodness, His unlimited and unwarranted generosity and gracious giving beyond measure, would not then be so great, as the perfection of unconditional and undeserved love. Only in being unmerited is God’s goodness to us truly awesome to receive and behold. In recognizing first my powerlessness, I may recognize secondarily His greatness, as the Gift of the Holy Spirit of “Wonder and Awe,” or “Fear of the Lord” as fear of being apart from the grace of our Father.

“Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit”🕊
(Wonder, Awe, or Fear of the Lord)🦋✨
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_gifts_of_the_Holy_Spirit

“Separation Anxiety”🚸
(Fear of the Lord)💦🐳
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_anxiety_disorder

…Never fear, as “I AM” never to part.😉

Friday 4/28/17
“Above and Bellows”🌬📯

👼The Miracles.🌈
(Selection from:)
-John 3
-Matthew 13
-John 6
-Charity: The Will to Love
-“I’d Do Anything” (-from Oliver Twist)

(Prelude)🎶
John 6:29; 38-39
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
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Above and Below:🌩”Of Spirit and Flesh”

“Charity”🌱🌻💛
The Word of God, as the teachings of Jesus, are both the rations, or the nourishment, and the means, or the path, to eternal life. Only in seeking God or that which is upright will one attain such, and so no one comes by the teachings of Jesus except the pious, in the search for that which is good and righteous. Jesus’s lifestyle itself is the living bread of life, as a demonstration of charity, or selfless Christian giving and sacrifice, based upon Love for God and a trusting obedience. To give of oneself for the sake of God’s love is the only path to eternal life. One must forsake one’s belief in the limited and earthly, or fleshly, realm of material goods and shortsighted selfish pursuits, in order to abide by Christian love, or the sacrificial love of selfless charity, and thus, God’s miracles. Only in relinquishing one’s dependence upon the visible material world, or the laws of the flesh, can one come to rely upon the spiritual realm, or the power of belief, in God’s omnipotence.
💛🔥🌞
If one obeys the belief of gravity, one is subject to gravity; however if one believes in God and His power over and above any worldly influences, then one is not subject to the laws of man or flesh, or of nature and physics, such as gravity, and logic. In abiding by God and adhering to belief, one must abide by no other beliefs, as laws of the world or of man. One must, however, abide diligently by God’s eternal virtues of perfect goodness, with rigorous discipline over the instincts, any selfish desires, and the carnal lusts. Only in first forsaking belief in or adherence to the laws of man, or nature, may one then abide by God’s power, of gravity-defying miracles and His dominion over all His creation, and His creatures therein. Only God’s virtues last forever, so in “living after the example” of Jesus, and accepting “that nourishment,” of His gift of “charity” to us, we may follow after Him unto Heaven and eternal life, receiving God’s unmerited gifts of joy to all who live in the manner of a true believer.
💛”Gold Leaf”👑
Words of wisdom follow after goodly living practices, sustaining us in the virtues that are the true fruits and rewards of life.
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🌾Living Bread:
Christ describes a living bread to refer to a “lifestyle” of charity, or sacrificial love, as embodying virtue and perfect trust in God.
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🥖Eat the Host:
We accept His sacrifice as an undeserved gift to us, given by God purely out of love. We consume God as we would His loving will, eagerly, gratefully, and with the desire to show appreciation, and give as Christ gives, divinely inspired to “pay it forward.”
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🙏Eat of this Bread:
We emulate Christ’s example, and enjoy the paradoxical fulfillment of “giving all.” When we “give all,” we provide not for ourselves, so that we can let God Himself step in and care for us with His miracles; this is the foundation of trust. We seek not to preserve ourselves, but rather, merely to do God’s will of perfect love, because we know that God will take care of us. This reliance upon God for our wellbeing is part of our loving trust in Him, and His divine justice, or recompense.🏆
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“Reborn In Spirit”📜=🍼🍯
Ironically, in a most beautiful twist, it is the act of continual emptying for God and Christ that satisfies that most innate human need, which is to love by charity. Only in selfless giving is that gnawing hunger ever quenched or fulfilled; so often we mistake this need as a need to fill ourselves rather than to empty ourselves, so that God can lovingly fill up and occupy us Himself, as our heavenly Host. In accepting this holy sustenance from the act of living, by living as Christ through charity, we live eternally because we live in accordance with God’s eternal will of love.
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“Crucible: Emerge as Solid Gold”❣️💛
All that remains after the flesh perishes are the eternal theological virtues, of hope, faith, and charity, as these are the elements that comprise God and heaven. In order to live on unto the Kingdom of Heaven, as God’s eternity, one must be of a lasting and eternal substance, which is of the Spirit and not of the temporal flesh.
⛈💦🌞

John 3:31-36
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+3&version=AKJV

Matthew 13:41-50
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+13&version=AKJV

John 6:26-29; 38-40; 44-51; 53-58; 63-65
26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father (💠).
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+6&version=AKJV

“Charity: The Will to Love”💐
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_(virtue)

“I’d Do Anything”🌹
(From “Oliver Twist”)
I’d do anything for you dear
anything
for you mean everything
to me
I know that
I’d go anywhere for your smile
anywhere
for your smile
everywhere I see
Would you climb a hill?
Anything
Wear a dafodill?
Anything
Leave me all your will?
Anything
Even fight my Bill?
What fisticuffs?
I’d risk everything for one kiss
everything
Yes I’d do anything
Anything?
Anything for you
I’d do anything for you dear
anything
for you mean everything
to me
I know that
I’d go anywhere for your smile
anywhere
for your smile
everywhere I see…
https://www.justsomelyrics.com/1669937/oliver-twist-i’d-do-anything-lyrics.html

“Charity: The Mission Belle Tolls”📯
God would never actually have me commit any offenses or “rob a shop” as in the lyrics from “Oliver Twist.” Nor for instance, would God ever actually allow Abraham to go through with a sacrifice of Isaac upon the altar; the point is that we be “willing,” because that willingness, to abide by God, is trust, and the very essence of love.

🔔🔔🔔”Silver Bells” can ring hollow…

But Devoted Service!🗝🛎
💛…Music to my ears!
🎶

Saturday 4/29/17
Basic Training: The Obstacle Course…🌎
“The Resistance Training of Sisyphus”
💛
🏋️
(Selections from:)
-Matthew 5
-Acts 5
-Matthew 13
-1 Peter 2
-1 Corinthians 4
-1 Peter 4
-Matthew 10

(Prelude)🎶
Matthew 13:57
…But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
Matthew 5:12
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
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🎺”Reveille”📜🎶
“Base Camp”💠

“Training Ground: The ‘Mine” Field”☄️👑
Life; it never gets any easier! But if it did, it would no longer be worth it. If I wish to strengthen and develop my virtues, and my ability to summon up kindness and compassion at will, or “on Command,” I must work to develop these skills, just as with any other skill set, or muscle group.

“Boot Camp: My Footstool”🗺
The greatest attainment in life is to be able love; to be able to choose to love, or to will oneself to love, and be kind and gentle, particularly when faced with cruelty, unkindness, persecution, or disdain. If one wishes to be able to love greatly, just as Jesus and God love greatly, in perfection, then one must be subjected to vile and hateful conditions, out of necessity, in order to sharpen one’s spiritual tools, or to enhance one’s skill set of the virtues.

“Tabernacle: Pitch a Tent”🏕☄️
In being exposed only to mild or benign life events, to invoke loving intentions is fairly simple and effortless, and so the ability to love is rather weak, untested, and thus undeveloped; however, to love just the same in hateful conditions is much more difficult, and requires much more grit and persistence. To be able to actually adhere to a strict moral code of virtue, and to triumph in upholding God’s love in the midst of evil, is only ever accomplished through repeated exposures to such harsh conditions. Only by consistently facing extreme and severe tribulations, in order to develop a “weathered resistance” to these wretched influences, may one then become a “seasoned veteran,” through the strengthening of one’s efforts by practicing and training, to overcome many such obstacles. To love those who hate you in the midst of evil circumstances is the only way that one may know that one has truly learned how to love; one knows one loves because one responds to the hatred of this world with lovingkindness.

“Flame of Compunction”💫🔥✨
It is a privilege and a blessing to be wrongfully abused, degraded, and treated unjustly, because that is the only situation, or “earthly simulation,” in which one may be taught and trained to live and love as God lives and loves, as “truly,” or “with purity,” and unconditionally. Without such testing in “the crucible,” or the furnace of life’s obstacles or hellish conditions, one could not know if one’s heart were forged of solid gold, or of the eternal and lasting virtue of God’s own substance, of charity.

“Compunction to Compassion”✨🕋💛
This earthly life is a preparation, as a testing ground and refinery, to purify our soul for the indwelling Spirit of God, as the eternal storehouse of our virtues. These virtues, in being of God and of the Spirit, are eternal, and so are the only truly lasting and permanent treasures in life. Only in being so tested, as repeatedly tried by the flame of earthly wretchedness, in hatred, sin, evil, insult, injustice, and persecution from others without reason, may one then have the honor of learning how to love and live like God and Christ. Only through a scourging can one’s integrity be tested, and then formed as “tried and true.” Thus, one emerges from the crucible of this world as God intends, as faultlessly, purely, and eternally, of love.
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💛: “Now you’re Mine.”
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The “Front Lines…”📝

Matthew 5:1-12
5 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5&version=AKJV

Acts 5:29-32; 38-42
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39 but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. 40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+5&version=AKJV

Matthew 13:53-58
53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+13&version=AKJV

1 Peter 2:19-25
19 For this isthankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+2&version=AKJV

1 Corinthians 4:6-13
6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye arehonourable, but we are despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 and labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13 being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and arethe offscouring of all things unto this day.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+4&version=AKJV

1 Peter 4
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+4&version=AKJV

Matthew 10:18-28
18 and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, thatpreach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+10&version=AKJV

Sunday 4/30/17
Happy May Day!🌸
💐💐💐
Nice May Hole!😘

(Selections from:)
-“Armageddon”
-“Bryn Mawr College”
-Revelation 16
-Revelation 19
-Psalm 121
-“Girl on Fire – Inferno Version”

“Armageddon”
The word Armageddon appears only once in the Greek New Testament, in Revelation 16:16. The word is translated to Greek from Hebrew har məgiddô (הר מגידו), har (Strong H2022) meaning “a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively): – hill (country), mount (-ain), X promotion.”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armageddon

“Bryn Mawr”
Bryn Mawr College is a private women’s liberal arts college founded in 1885. The phrase bryn mawr means “large hill” in Welsh, literally “hill (bryn) large (mawr)”.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryn_Mawr_College

“A Shock of White”⚡️
…Now that’s a “mean streak.”
🥖🌹
Nice lantern, “Gabe.”🌞👙Is that a tan?

Revelation 16:15-16
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+16&version=AKJV

Revelation 19:5-16
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed arethey which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him wascalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+19&version=AKJV

Psalm 121
A Song of degrees.
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+121&version=AKJV

“Girl on Fire – Inferno Version”
(By Alicia Keys)
Spirit of Marilyn callin’ me, audibly
Bawlin’ she, said that she would never leave
Continued to torture me
Telling me to come with her
Underneath my comforter
And she brought a gun with her
Pills and some rum with her
Tip me on the balcony
Telling me to jump with her
Yeah I’m in the ghost but I ain’t doing stunts with her
I ain’t tryna be that
Haters wanna see that
But I got ’em aggy
’Cause I win the gold like Gabby
She’s just a girl, and she’s on fire
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
She’s living in a world, and it’s on fire
Filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away
Oh, she got both feet on the ground
And she’s burning it down
Oh, she got her head in the clouds
And she’s not backing down
This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She’s walking on fire
This girl is on fire
Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you’ll never forget her name
She’s on top of the world
Hottest of the hottest girls say oh
We got our feet on the ground
And we’re burning it down
Oh, got our head in the clouds
And we’re not coming down
This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She’s walking on fire
This girl is on fire
Everybody stares as she goes by
’Cause they can see the flame that’s in her eyes
Watch her when she’s lighting up the nights
Nobody knows that she’s a lonely girl
And it’s a lonely world
But she gon’ let it burn baby, burn baby
Dear God, if you’re here God
Make the fire disappear when they stare God
Take away my fear when they interfere God
Do you fear God? Cause I feel God
And in my backyard, that’s a deer, God
And that’s a horse ranch
And to my core fans, keep reppin’ me
Do it to the death of me
X in the box, cause ain’t nobody checkin’ me
This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She’s walking on fire
This girl is on fire
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
She’s just a girl and she’s on fire
https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tdj7222t4kesys2neyvck7fhmn4?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics

💍…A “priory engagement.”

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*Note: 🐛Clicking on the links, to read the entire Bible chapters from which the Bible excerpts have been selected, is strongly encouraged, for complete understanding to derive the full meaning and benefit.🦋

*Note: (💠) Indicates a reference to God’s “Eye of Providence,” and “Understanding,” as one of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

*Note: If one does not know a vocabulary word, then one is expected to look it up. If one does understand something, one is to consult outside sources for clarification. Suggested Resources: Wikipedia.com, Google.com, & Oxford English Dictionary.

*Note: Any capitalized noun in the above writings is intended as a reverence, and indicates that one is addressing “God.”

“Fun Facts, Vocab, and Trivia:”
(Define this word)
IFF (if and only if)
Cyrene
Talitha
Lazarus
Ariel
(Google search terms: — name meaning)

“Lions Love Jokes!:”
(-from South Park)
-This cat is a Lion, thank you, but maybe that’s just my pride talking.
-…Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from Ewoks…. and Jabberwockys…
-Call me Chief “Flying Turtle.” A Flying Eagle is just not that impressive.
-I was born a poor black child, to a wealthy white family on the Main Line. (-The Jerk)
-Please cease your activities on the radio. “Oh, I didn’t realize I was radioactive!”🌞
-Anorectic gives up fasting for Lent.
-The most frequently asked question for the Spirit of Truth is: “Are you in porn?”
-The Whistleblower finds a trumpet.
-I don’t have an ant farm, mine are free-range.
-🚑We’re not allowed to “idle.”🙏
-The Egg-and-Spoon Race: “Oh no, I dropped the egg! Now I’ll never get into ‘finishing school!'”💋🥚
-OMG, are You Shiva? No, I’m anemic.😜
-What’s wrong with self-will?✝️Look what you did the last time I gave you free rein!
-What’s my class year? I dunno, I guess, like, Gryffindor or something? 😁McBride!
-Oh, I’ll be here forever; I don’t see earning a degree as “grounds for graduation.”

*Exclusively and entirely the work of:
Tyler Brown-Cross (Gabriel)
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(Photographs of hand-written journals chronicled as Facebook Photo Albums)
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Courtesy of:
“Gabriel, the Holy Spirit (the Lion)”👻
Revelation 5:5
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+5&version=AKJV

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