The Most High God: Living Lofty Ideals🌤
💦A continuation of:
“Trinity: Paschal’s Triangle🌈”
“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 5/1/17
🛰Time and Space:
“The Alpha and Omega Frontier”💫
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(✨Stars Align✨)
The Extra “Miracle” Mile:📯
To Infinity and “Above and Beyond!”
(Selections from:)
-Matthew 5
-Job 41
-Job 42
-“Annuit Coeptis”
-Revelation 21
-Revelation 22
-John 14

(Prelude)🎶
Matthew 5:41; 44-48
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
John 14:10-12
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I amin the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
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💠”Willingness and an Adaptive Attitude”
“…If I am willing to do anything for God, then there is nothing left to fear.”

“Cinderella: Maid to Order”🛎💝
I would be supremely satisfied to work as a maid, scrubbing dishes all day, if I though that it would please the Lord. If however, correspondingly, I thought that leaving my dishes behind to work instead on “flying saucers” at NASA, would thus please the Lord, then I would do that! My “moveable feast,” as my sustenance and delight in this life, is my attachment to God above all else, as being affixed solely to my willingness to serve the Most High God, in whatever capacity His will dictates.

…Unconditional Happiness: “Just God.”👼

✨🚀🌖
“Deep Space Cloud Nine Nine Nine”
I try to orient myself to the will of God, which I understand to be the perfect goodness of altruism, or only ever wanting the utmost in wellbeing, and the absolute best, for literally everyone. In sacrificing self-concern and self interest in order to instead cater to the desire to fulfill the best interests of others, I can make that giant leap of faith, much as an astronaut upon the moon, and find solid ground, no matter where I might land. The lofty ideals embodied through altruism, much like the romantic mission of a knight errant in a fairy tale to rescue a damsel in distress, are what sustain me upon this voyage into the unknown. These virtues of heroism, of courage, selfless love, and goodwill, guide me through Time and space, as I flush out the future of this life, illuminating each small step along the way with my hope and faith in God’s perfection of “goodwill.”

“One for All… All… Altruism!”🏰🛡🦄
When the stars in my eyes so align, to the truth and beauty of God’s “Most High” and lofty intentions, as His will of of ultimate altruistic goodness, then magical things, of great moment, are bound to transpire, out of thin air as it were, skyrocketing me unto a new pinnacle of possibilities. This jet fuel, of my own quiet intentions for my will, of the willingness to do anything to achieve this supreme goodness of God, is the Latin “caritas,” or charity, as the will to love, that powers this trek into the great “above and beyond.” Simply nurturing that interior life, as my spirituality and the state of my soul, by richly lavishing affection and intentions of boundless love upon my understanding of God, and all this, His entire creation, is my motivation.

“God Winks:🌞Watch over our Enterprise”
My love is the driving life force for all my endeavors, but more than that, it is the very essence of God and the end in itself! To be of such a state of willingness, to be of such unbounded loving intentions, is to be one with God. Thus, to find and be with God at this very instant, as within the present moment, all one needs to do is to bring one’s heart and mind, or one’s will and intentions, into alignment with God’s Own will, of perfect, altruistic, selfless and self-sacrificing, yet ever-undying love, along with a complete detachment from all limitations in life, as with the complete readiness to let go and drop everything, at a moment’s notice, to just “love like God.”

Deferring to God:👑
I take great comfort in contemplating the prophet King David, and meditating upon his Psalms, because I know that He had pleased You. The fact that King David had brought You great pleasure always pleases me immensely, and so I enjoy looking up to him. I admire or desire anything only by first deferring to You, God, and so, even from my own lowly station of a humble servant, I admire King David from above, as endearingly, from Your “Most High” and heavenly perspective of benevolence!
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Matthew 5:38-48
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5&version=AKJV

Job 41:1-11
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
41 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook?
or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose?
or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee?
will he speak soft words unto thee?
4 Will he make a covenant with thee?
wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?
or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him?
shall they part him among the merchants?
7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons?
or his head with fish spears?
8 Lay thine hand upon him,
remember the battle, do no more.
9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain:
shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up:
who then is able to stand before me?
11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him?
whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+41&version=AKJV

Job 42:1-9
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
42 Then Job answered the Lord, and said,
2 I know that thou canst do every thing,
and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge?
therefore have I uttered that I understood not;
things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak:
I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear:
but now mine eye seeth thee.
6 Wherefore I abhor myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.
7 And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lordsaid to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. 8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job. 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them: the Lord also accepted Job.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+42&version=AKJV

“Annuit Coeptis”💠
Origin and Meaning of the Motto 
Above the Eye of Providence on the Great Seal
Annuit coeptis is the Latin motto suggested in 1782 by Charles Thomson, the Founding Father chosen by Continental Congress to come up with the final design for the Great Seal of the United States.
On June 20, 1782, Congress approved Thomson’s design for both sides of the Great Seal, whose official description for the reverse sidespecifies:
“A Pyramid unfinished. In the Zenith an Eye in a triangle surrounded with a glory proper. Over the Eye these words ‘Annuit Cœptis’.”
Translating ANNUIT COEPTIS
* ANNUIT means to nod assent, to favor, to smile upon.
* COEPTIS means undertakings, endeavors, beginnings.
Annuit coeptis means “favors (lit., gives the nod to) undertakings.” The subject must be supplied. Who favors? The Eye (Providence) does.
The verb annuit can be either present tense or perfect tense, therefore an accurate translation of the motto is: “Providence favors our undertakings” or “Providence has favored our undertakings.” (The word “our” is supplied.) 
It has also been translated as: “He favors our undertakings” or “He has prospered our endeavors.”
The meaning of this motto is better understood when seen in its original classical context.
http://greatseal.com/mottoes/coeptis.html

Revelation 21
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city waspure gold, like unto clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city weregarnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb isthe light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+21&version=AKJV

Revelation 22
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
22 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, andyielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4 and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings arefaithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed arethey that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bewith you all. Amen.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22&version=AKJV

John 14
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I amin the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come againunto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. 30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14&version=AKJV

🌞👙🌸
Nice suntan Gabby. Is that a “burnt offering?”

📯A Measure of Fruitful Labor:🎨🖌
“Cherry Blossom Ear-to-Ear,” as the flush of rosy cheeks indicative of gladness!
“…Smile!”🍒

Job 42:7
“…spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.”
“…Only in exalting God’s will of ‘perfect love’ does one properly honor the Father.”

(Good Job!)😜

Tuesday 5/2/17
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Acceptance by Faith:
“Life’s Pendulum of Emotion”

(Selections from:)
-John 1
-Romans 9
-John 15
-Revelation 5
-“…The Cute Kitten Routine”

The Origin of Selfless Giving:💝
“Coincidence” is God’s endorsement of the spiritual principle of “anonymity.”

(Prelude)🎶
Romans 9:32-33
32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone (💠); 33 as it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion (💠) a stumblingstone (💠) and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
John 15:11-17
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and thatyour fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
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“Typhoon’s Whirlwind”🌊🚀🌈
I experience the ups and downs of this journey through life with a steadily increasing sense of security, not because it is getting smoother or easier, but because I am using my faith, more and more, as my sole source of stability.

“The River’s Jet Stream”💫🚀
I intuit my subjective experience of turbulence and tribulation in this life as being, ultimately, inconsequential. The more I lean upon logic and rationality to try to explain to myself the reason for any of my painful experiences, the more control that pain, and my emotional reaction to it, has over me. Paradoxically, the more I simply trust in God instead of reason, or my own intellect and powers of logic and rationality, the more sense life seems to make. To trust, as to believe “that” all is well, without inquiring as to “why” all is well, or relying upon an explanation, is the very essence of faith. Faith relies upon the miracles of God’s power, and not upon logic or reason. Thus, to attain the best outcome, or the solution of God’s Own design, one must seek it by faith and not by ” the law,” or the laws of man and nature, as physics and rationality.

💺”Impenetrable Fortress of Faith”
Faith works only by love, as belief in God’s perfect and unconditional love for all of His creation. Only by endorsing this true belief of God is faith possible, because it precludes or prevents the presence of any doubt. Only when one believes that God’s love is unconditional, as extended to everyone without any exception, is faith possible. If one ever believes that God is selective in offering His love, then that exception, or restriction and “condition” that one places upon God’s will, prevents it from embodying the perfection of love. That “exception” then serves as a chink in the wall of God’s fortress, of His perfect will of trustworthy and failsafe love, and becomes a crack in the foundation of one’s entire belief system, through which doubt about “God’s perfect will,” to truly care for and love us, will inevitably seep in.

“Wide Open…”🗝🚪💠
Thus, if one ever believes that God withholds His love from anyone, then that one is utterly without any real faith. Anyone who believes that God’s love is conditional, exclusive, or limited, will have no firm basis, or substantial bedrock, of belief, and eventually that one will doubt whether or not God still cares for or loves that one when life becomes tumultuous.

“The Most Fundamental Truth…”💒
Solid and truly reliable, or practical and usable, faith only exists when one upholds that faith as the belief in “God as Love,” as truly limitless and unconditional, perfect love. Without this underlying structure of one’s belief system, faith is not possible. Conversely, when one ardently, passionately, and fervently extols God’s perfect and unlimited love for all of His creation, then one may rely upon this Unseen belief, in God’s faultless love, as reliably as if it were visible, solid ground. In fact, faith in this truth of God, of His perfection of love, is more solid than anything seen by the naked eye, and is a more fundamental aspect of existence than anything residing in the purely material realm. The spiritual realm is the essence of God’s existence, and by leaning upon the spiritual instead of the tangible, one may access eternal life, as by leaning upon faith instead of upon law.

“Unconditional and Infinite…”☁️🏰☁️
God is inherently unlimited, and to impose mortal constraints or limitations upon God or His power, by believing instead in the laws or dictates of men, is to deny God. When one effectively denies God in this way, by heeding mortal laws instead of God’s omnipotent majesty, then that one denies the truth and higher reality that God would otherwise bestow, which is of life’s unlimited, or eternal, potential and His miracles. Only by one’s own beliefs does one cut off one’s access to the truth of God, and so too His power of miracles. To refrain from limiting God through one’s beliefs is to allow Him to to be as great as He truly is, and this honesty of God’s power is enough to allow God, and His power, to work miracles in one’s own life. Thus, in setting aside all limited, or faulty and manmade, expectations, or human limits, one can honestly grow to know God, as He truly exists, in His Own reality.

“Fabric of Time: A Safety Net”🚀👙🍒
As I steady myself upon my Rock, my faith in God, instead of logic, or explanations, intellectualization, and rationalizations, to justify the pain of life’s ups and down, my self, or my emotional energy, slowly peters out to an even keel of humble acceptance. I have quiet acceptance not because my situation improves, but because I choose to trust in God, instead of the problematic situation, to be my reality. I view the troubles of this world as like unto a matrix, or a “virtual reality computer simulation,” wherein the goal is to remain allied and affixed to upholding God’s eternal virtues in the face of fear, temptation, or despair. I let go of my hopelessness in the face of uncertainty, or fear and pain, and I trust in God’s will of perfect love, through which faith He may swoop in to scoop me up in His divinely and intricately woven safety net, of the very fabric of Time and space.
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⚓️”Through the Eye of the Needle”
I retire to the respite of my “spindle,” or my axis and center of balance, aligning to my source of stabilization and my only secure life line. When I resort to my reliance upon God, I recognize upon what I am truly trusting, and depending, and aligning to, which is the simple, uncomplicated, and most parsimonious truth, of “God as Love.”
📯🎶💛

John 1:1-23
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=AKJV

Romans 9:20-33
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: 28 for he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone (💠); 33 as it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion (💠) a stumblingstone (💠) and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+9&version=AKJV

John 15:1-17
15 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and thatyour fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+15&version=AKJV

Revelation 5:1-10
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
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

Revelation 5:5🦁
…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.

“…The Cute Kitten Routine”🐈

🛎Tend-and-Befriend…
(Hearthside Chats)🔥
“Heavy Lifting+Light Reading”🕯📜
Ever since I was a small child, my “MO” was always to walk over to any bookshelf and find the biggest, baddest mother—- in there, and then… “make friends.”😻
📚”Ascension!”🕊

Wednesday 4/3/17
🎨🖌🔍
DaVinci Decodes:

🌟✍️Of Necessity to Prophesy:
“Commandeering the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for Cinderella’s Carriage”
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“When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.” (-Vincent Van Gogh)
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(Selections from:)
-Colossians 3
-Matthew 14
-Matthew 6
-Job 4
-“A Prophet-Woman Broke a Jar”
-Vincent Van Gogh
-Edith Wharton

(Prelude)🎶
Matthew 6:18-23
…and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye (💠): if therefore thine eye (💠) be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye (🕳) be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
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💠The “True Blue” Calling…
Of a “Renaissance Woah-Man”🏇🏇🏇🏇
(How to Turn a Profit… I mean, a Prophet.)

“Let Me In!” (…To This:💙)
To heed the dictates of the conscience, as my soul and moral compass, is the only thing I really ever must attend to. To care for and cater to the wellbeing of my connection to God, which is wrought of tireless virtue and ceaseless prayer, is my only real duty, because God is the only thing that’s truly real in this life. Only God and His will, after which flow the virtues, to lead us to conform to His image of perfection, lasts for eternity. All else, all things apart from God and His eternal will, as embodied in the virtues, is just ash.

“Dust to Stardust”✨💎
Only in letting go of the “dust” in life may one persist perpetually, as alongside our God. Through clinging to sins, material goods, carnal or fleshly satisfactions, and selfish desires or ego-enhancing pursuits, one effectively attaches oneself to the dust in life, and so clings onto the things that are, by God’s will, destined to perish because they are not spiritual. In being purely material and physical, or else merely vanity, which is the human will or ego as it exists if apart from God, one is thus unconnected to the virtue and spiritual goodness of God and His will. These corporeal and ego-based, or selfish and sinful, attachments, are what take hold of a soul when that soul is not already clamped tight to an understanding of God.

“Last Watch”⏱🔦
As these material preoccupations, or occupations of the mind, which is one’s heart, are imperfect and impermanent, attaching oneself to them is what drags one into death when the mortal body dies. When one attaches oneself to God and His eternity, which is comprised of His love and the virtues, one may continue to exist past bodily death, provided that one has a “death grip” upon Him, at that very hour.

“Night Shift”⚔️🌌
In attaching oneself, as one’s mind and heart via one’s thoughts, to things spiritual in nature, one clings onto the permanent aspect of existence, which is God’s realm of higher order values, ideals of goodness, and the eternal fruit of character building, which are God’s seven heavenly virtues. In forming and fostering a spiritual connection, or an attachment, to God, through thoughts of reverence towards Him, or through embodying these virtues, which comprise His Own will and strength of character, in one’s own life and actions, then one clings to the eternal nature of life. If, however, instead, one spends one’s energies and thoughts upon either physical, material, fleshly pursuits or upon vanity, as the selfish, sinful, ego-based aspects of life, then when these things naturally crumble away at the moment of one’s death, then one’s soul will pass away with it, as it contains no Godly infatuation.
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⚰️”From Coffin to Coffer”⚱️
One’s heart and mind, or soul (💠), is one’s treasure trove for the afterlife, which is meant to house the eternal spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit, as the heavenly virtues. If, however, one’s heart, or soul, is filled only with “dust and ash” as it were, then when the body dies, one’s spirit passes away with it, as it was misused and served merely as a coffer of vanity, sin, and fleshly attachments, without any real, spiritual substance, of virtuosity and eternal Godly value, contained therein.
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🏺”In Denial of Death”
To achieve eternal life within this lifetime, one must affix one’s heart and mind, or soul (💠), via one’s thoughts, to that which is eternal. God transcends death, physical limitations such as gravity, and the constraints of reason or sinful, human instincts. In latching oneself unto the desire for God, which is the gift of wisdom, and then abiding by the dictates of one’s conscience, which are the virtues, then one may grow in the image and likeness of Our Father, and thus fulfill His will for us…
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🐳”Da-Nile: Swim Upstream”🌊

Reaching out, Eternal Life beckons…✨
To grasp upon the Source, God Almighty!
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💙(“True Blue:” Semper Fidelis)
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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

Matthew 14:25-33
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+14&version=AKJV

Matthew 6:18-34
…and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye (💠): if therefore thine eye (💠) be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye (🕳) be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6&version=AKJV

Job 4:15-21
15 Then a spirit passed before my face;
the hair of my flesh stood up:
16 it stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof:
an image was before mine eyes, there was silence,
and I heard a voice, saying,
17 Shall mortal man be more just than God?
shall a man be more pure than his maker?
18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants;
and his angels he charged with folly:
19 how much less in them that dwell in houses of clay,
whose foundation is in the dust,
which are crushed before the moth?
20 They are destroyed from morning to evening:
they perish for ever without any regarding it.
21 Doth not their excellency which is in them go away?
they die, even without wisdom.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+4&version=AKJV

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⚱️”A Prophet-Woman Broke a Jar”
1 A prophet-woman broke a jar, 
by Love’s divine appointing.
With rare perfume she filled the room,
presiding and anointing.
A prophet-woman broke a jar, 
the sneers of scorn defying.
With rare perfume she filled the room, 
preparing Christ for dying.
2 A faithful woman left a tomb
by Love’s divine commission.
She saw; she heard; she preached the Word,
arising from submission.
A faithful woman left a tomb,
with resurrection gospel.
She saw; she heard; she preached the Word,
apostle to apostles.
3 Though woman-wisdom, woman-truth,
for centuries were hidden,
unsung, unwritten, and unheard, 
derided and forbidden,
the Spirit’s breath, the Spirit’s fire, 
on free and slave descending,
can tumble our dividing walls,
our shame and sadness mending.
4 The Spirit knows; the Spirit calls, 
by Love’s divine ordaining,
the friends we need, to serve and lead,
their powers and gifts unchaining.
The Spirit knows; the Spirit calls,
from women, men and children,
the friends we need, to serve and lead.
Rejoice, and make them welcome!
https://hymnary.org/text/a_prophetwoman_broke_a_jar

“Vincent Van Gogh”
🌟“How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?” (–Vincent Van Gogh)
🌟“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” (–Vincent Van Gogh)
🌟“There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” (–Vincent Van Gogh)
http://www.quotesigma.com/54-memorable-quotes-by-vincent-van-gogh/

“Edith Wharton”
🕯”There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” (-Edith Wharton)
https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton

…And they all lived “Happily Hereafter.”🦋

Thursday 4/4/17
(Gabriel went AWOL!)👼
Soul Soldier: 📯
🗣Report for Duty!👥
“Beast of Burden”🌎💃🏻🌊
Gabriel: AKA, the “ticking time bomb,” the “walking doormat,” or “the Holy Ghost.”
(Selection from:)
-John 8
-Daniel 13
-Isaiah 26
-Isaiah 30
-Matthew 23
-Psalm 145
-Psalm 46
-“Smashing Pumpkins”
-“Foucault Pendulum”
-“Yahweh” (I Am that I Am)
-“Centering Prayer”
-“Here” (IP Address)
-“Eleanor Roosevelt”

(Prelude)🎶
John 8:31-32
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.
Isaiah 26:3-4
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee (💠):
because he trusteth in thee (💠).
4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord JEHOVAH (💠) iseverlasting strength:
🎶

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“My Rosary: The Weight of the Pendulum”
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“I Wait Upon Thee, O Lord”⚔️🛡
The stabilization of my kinetic energy, or of that River within my soul that is the torrent of life’s emotions, the chaotic ups and downs and highs and lows of my feelings, is my understanding of God, draped gingerly upon my prayerful mind, and dangling off the end of my Rosary.

“Prayerful Visual Imagery”🦄
There He is, my Savior, my perfect center, my heart and life line, dripping serenely with the sway of my Rosary, rocking gently like a makeshift cradle from the tips of my fingers, clutched to my bosom in prayer. That ideal of Jesus, that perfect epitome of God’s selfless and sacrificial love, is my center, my peak, my adoration, my point of focus for stability, and my aplomb for a sense of balance, or control, in this life.

“God is Love”📯
That idea of God and Jesus is my refuge and my home, providing the necessary stabilization from life’s turbulence, simply from invoking that image of Christ, and of the Father Unseen, silently at work in the background with His Arms outstretched across the entire breadth of His creation, with a wordlessly knowing tenderness, and an unspoken, yet eternally reverberating, echo of infinite love and compassion.

“Humility is Accepting my Need for God” 🎐
My need for God, that perfectly embodied compassionate love of God, is the humility that is the weight at the end of this, life’s pendulum. My honest need for God, and my humble reliance upon His direction, weighs me down to that central artery, that main line and eternal bloodstream of holy and sacrificial love, that carries me directly up into the peaceful refuge and shelter of His Own understanding gaze (💠).

“God’s Honest Truth”⚡️
My humility is ultimately rooted in my own honesty. In letting go to God, I must let go of what I would like my life or my self to be, and let go of my need to try to force myself to “be okay,” or to conform to some preconceived notion of a standard that is “acceptable or good,” as my need to hold it up and keep it all together with some semblance of composure, and just let go, to let it be, utterly relinquishing all control. In letting it, this life, be as it is, in honestly accepting it just as it is, and letting it be as, “it is what it is,” then I surrender to the great freedom of God’s honest truth. In accepting that I am as I am, without attempting to constrain my current state into something other that what it truly is, I can finally breathe the fresh air of true freedom and the liberty of the Spirit.

“It Is What It Is”⛈
As it turns out, my greatest need is not to preserve some sense of wellbeing, nor to persevere to try to “keep it together,” nor to insistently “try to be okay,” by putting a positive spin upon the truth, but rather, my need is for that great release of honesty, which is God’s Own influence of Truth. In letting go of control, and giving up on trying to conform to an idea of how I ought to be in order to be okay, and instead just being as I truly am, God smiles upon this honesty, and because it is the Truth, instead of the mere vanity of what I would simply like to be the truth, God steps in.

“I Am that I Am”👑
The Truth truly has set me free, as in admitting my own devastation and my complete powerlessness to heal my self, my innate understanding of God, as the Father Almighty and Christ His Son, seeps into my mental landscape and uproots me from my barren state of hopelessness, uplifting my lowly, wretched self to the peace that surpasses all understanding, which is that of being at One with God.

“Sign of the Cross”😇
To simply imagine myself daintily fingering my Rosary, or solemnly crossing myself with the Sign of the Lord, is enough to call to mind all the associations that are built into my consciousness from a devoted prayer life. Simply recalling the idea of Christ, with that image of the blessed Rosary, provides me with that sense of groundedness, stability, or aplomb, as if an incoming stream of peace and stillness is infiltrating me from directly overhead, but stemming from my own perfect center, and it truly feels as if I am wreathed in a veritable crown of thorns, bestowed by faith, through grace, from God Above.
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John 8:31-59
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.
Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of yourfather the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? 49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. 50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? 54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: 55 yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8&version=AKJV

Daniel 13:44-64
44 The Lord heard her prayer. 45 As she was being led to execution, God stirred up the holy spirit of a young boy named Daniel, 46 and he cried aloud: “I am innocent of this woman’s blood.” 47 All the people turned and asked him, “What are you saying?” 48 He stood in their midst and said, “Are you such fools, you Israelites, to condemn a daughter of Israel without investigation and without clear evidence? 49 Return to court, for they have testified falsely against her.”
50 Then all the people returned in haste. To Daniel the elders said, “Come, sit with us and inform us, since God has given you the prestige of old age.” 51 But he replied, “Separate these two far from one another, and I will examine them.”
52 After they were separated from each other, he called one of them and said: “How you have grown evil with age! Now have your past sins come to term: 53 passing unjust sentences, condemning the innocent, and freeing the guilty, although the Lord says, ‘The innocent and the just you shall not put to death.’ 54 Now, then, if you were a witness, tell me under what tree you saw them together.” 55 “Under a mastic tree,”[b] he answered. “Your fine lie has cost you your head,” said Daniel; “for the angel of God has already received the sentence from God and shall split you in two.” 56 Putting him to one side, he ordered the other one to be brought. “Offspring of Canaan, not of Judah,” Daniel said to him, “beauty has seduced you, lust has perverted your heart. 57 This is how you acted with the daughters of Israel, and in their fear they yielded to you; but a daughter of Judah did not tolerate your lawlessness. 58 Now, then, tell me under what tree you surprised them together.” 59 “Under an oak,” he said. “Your fine lie has cost you also your head,” said Daniel; “for the angel of God waits with a sword to cut you in two so as to destroy you both.”
60 The whole assembly cried aloud, blessing God who saves those who hope in him. 61 They rose up against the two old men, for by their own words Daniel had convicted them of bearing false witness.They condemned them to the fate they had planned for their neighbor: 62 in accordance with the law of Moses they put them to death. Thus was innocent blood spared that day.
63 Hilkiah and his wife praised God for their daughter Susanna, with Joakim her husband and all her relatives, because she was found innocent of any shameful deed. 64 And from that day onward Daniel was greatly esteemed by the people.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel+13&version=NABRE

Isaiah 26:1-9
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
26 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah;
We have a strong city;
salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open ye the gates,
that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee (💠):
because he trusteth in thee (💠).
4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord JEHOVAH (💠) iseverlasting strength:
5 for he bringeth down them that dwell on high;
the lofty city, he layeth it low;
he layeth it low, even to the ground;
he bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down,
even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness:
thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee;
the desire of our soul is to thy name,
and to the remembrance of thee.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night;
yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early:
for when thy judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+26&version=AKJV

Isaiah 30:7-18
…Their strength is to sit still.
8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
9 that this is a rebellious people, lying children,
children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
10 which say to the seers, See not;
and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things,
speak unto us smooth things,
prophesy deceits:
11 get you out of the way,
turn aside out of the path,
cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel,
Because ye despise this word,
and trust in oppression and perverseness,
and stay thereon:
13 therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall,
swelling out in a high wall,
whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces;
he shall not spare:
so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it
a sherd to take fire from the hearth,
or to take water withal out of the pit.
15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel;
In returning and rest shall ye be saved;
in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:
and ye would not.
16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses;
therefore shall ye flee:
and, We will ride upon the swift;
therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one;
at the rebuke of five shall ye flee:
till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain,
and as an ensign on an hill.
18 And therefore will the Lord wait,
that he may be gracious unto you,
and therefore will he be exalted,
that he may have mercy upon you:
for the Lord is a God of judgment:
blessed are all they that wait for him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+30&version=AKJV

Matthew 23:1-13
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.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23&version=AKJV

Psalm 145:14-16
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.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+145&version=AKJV

Psalm 46
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 though the waters thereof roar andbe troubled,
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacles (💠) of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:
God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved:
he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+46&version=AKJV

“Today”🎃
(By Smashing Pumpkins)
Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t live for tomorrow
Tomorrow’s much too long
I’ll burn my eyes out
Before I get out
I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face
Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I’ll tear my heart out
Before I get out
Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings…
…Today is
Today is
Today is
The greatest day
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you
Today is the greatest
Today is the greatest day
Today is the greatest day
That I have ever really known
https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/Smashing-pumpkins-today-lyrics

⚖️”Foucault Pendulum”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foucault_pendulum

“Yahweh”🌈
(I Am that I Am)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_that_I_Am
🛰
⚓️”Centering Prayer”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centering_prayer

“Here”🏤
(IP Address)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address

🎶✍️(“Five Star,” Just “in General”)🎖
🔝”My Platoons of Festoons”
🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

“Our Holy Communion”🙏
(A Conversation over Dinner)🍽
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” (-Lady Eleanor Roosevelt)
https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/eleanorroo385439.html

🛡Knights Errant of the Last Watch:⚔️
“Our Round Table Discussion”📜🍼🍯
(From Having, to Doing, to Being)
An ever-evolving adaptive approach to living proceeds from a material focus, upon “having,” onwards in progress towards a more spiritual focus, upon “doing,” and upwards still, to ultimately alight upon the pinnacle of an enlightened focus, upon”being,” as “being at One with God and Christ,” thus embodying the holy communion, or conscious contact and mutual conversation, known as Christ-Consciousness, or God-Consciousness, the presence of which active relationship is indicated by a glowing aura, or halo.
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🗻”Mount Zion:🦄The Rosary Garden”
The epitome of Our Zion, which is Our ideological “common ground,” and the internal, prayer-based landscape of my “mental zen garden,” cultivated via the powers of the visual imagery within my own imagination, to be Our safe meeting place for communion and dialogue, is rather just the culmination of another iteration within this ongoing process of spiritual evolution, as a fresh new Genesis.
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🛏”Bed of Rosaries”🏰
Upon achieving a certain unity of ideas within Our minds and of our visions, by aligning Our hearts and thoughts to God’s Own perfect will of uncompromising love, We still continue to work towards this rapture, or relationship and reunion, with our Heavenly Host and Creator, and thus, this process of spiritual generation begins again, anew and refreshed. Now, the renewed epitome of human potential, having advanced beyond the culmination of virtuous and pious “ideas,” to become at “One with God,” is reformulated, and reborn again. In this fresh Genesis, the new ideal is now to reach upwards towards a heightened intimacy, as greater empathy and compassionate love, in Togetherness. This regeneration of a fresh epitome is for Our now confirmed “Human contact,” and personal, mutual relationship, based upon true love and the exchange of trust. This Time, however, the relationship, and the “Human connection,” that We are fostering and nurturing, is One with God and Jesus.

🗻”God is a Person! So…”😜
To seek “God,” is to seek a “relationship.”
🛋🌹🎶
“….Well-established.”💒

Friday 5/5/17
🗣
Deployment: “Secure the Base”🏕
🌊💠
“Eye of the Storm”
(Selections from:)
-Psalm 16
-Proverbs 3
-Acts 7
-Acts 6
-Acts 5
-Mark 12
-Matthew 17
-2 Kings 2
-Psalm 19 (Dual Translations)
-Psalm 118 (Dual Translations)
-“Reverence”
-“Religious Ecstasy”
-“Agápē”
-“Full Metal Jacket” (1987)

(Prelude)🎶
Psalm 118:14-17
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
14 The Lord is my strength and song,
and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles💠 of the righteous:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the Lord.
⛺️
Psalm 118:14-15a
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
14 The Lord, my strength and might,
    has become my savior.
IV
15 The joyful shout of deliverance
    is heard in the tents💠 of the righteous:
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Psalm 118:22-29
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head stone💠 of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord:
O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
we have blessed you out of the house💠 of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light:
bind the sacrifice with cords, evenunto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:
thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good:
for his mercy endureth for ever.
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“The Pendulum Addendum”
🌊💠💦
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.

“Full Swing: Low, Sweet Chariot”🚀
As life’s emotional highs and lows pull me astray in different directions, like a tug of war or a battle of the instincts, I must provide the proper compensatory action to reconcile these influences within myself. As some stimulus sets my blood boiling in anger, I must retreat to my center, as my understanding of God, or else I am certain to get caught up in the whirlwind and typhoon of my emotional reactions to life.

🔥”Mood Stabilizer”⛓
My only source of stability and surefire remedy for any of life’s challenges is to wait, and to just be still and listen for God. I humbly recognize that I do not know what I ought to do, and I submit to the foolproof guidance and instruction from my understanding of God. I steady my outward gaze to direct my inward attentional focus accordingly, and I wait upon God. He always appears as I submit to Him with sincerity and reverence, and in all truth and humility, I acknowledge my honest need for Him and nothing else.

☁️”Trust in God’s Foresight”🛰
I know that I myself lack the foresight and foreknowledge contained within the vast reservoir of God’s omniscience, and so I steady myself upon Him and not myself. I wait in obeisance and stillness until the rush of my own thoughts comes to a standstill, and mind is stayed my upon God. The Eye of Providence is my third Eye, and my visual understanding of God. This Eye is the tabernacle of the Lord, and as my own soul, built in to be venerated as my own personal temple for God, it is the refuge of the Most High to which I must retreat for His Own provision of security.

“Eye for the Storm”💒
When I take refuge in the Eye of the storm, I may safely wait out the torrent of life’s emotional impact upon me, in the fortress and stronghold of God’s Own protection. The necessary surrender is that to God’s superior ability to care for me, and waving the white flag, with a humble reliance upon Him to be my Savior, effectively lowers me to the point where I am receptive to His divine intervention, in being wholly at His “tender mercy.” At heart, I am splayed wide open, fully exposed and circumcised of Spirit, and thus, I am humbled to the point of submission so that I may, at last, receive the glory of His loving influence. I give up on myself with full knowledge of God’s will to save, and when I let go, my solid faith is there to hold me up to Him.

“The First Commandment”💙📜⚔️
I seek to have the Lord always before me, so that His Eye and His foreknowledge leads me along His path, and not mine. In leaning upon God’s understanding and not my own understanding, I seek to practice trust, faith, and moral incorruptibility, so that I have the intuition of innocence; but also, I refrain from using my own intellect too readily. I consult God first, ahead of my own understanding, as mine is merely mortal, and thus limited. The wisest thing to do is always to know where I stand in God’s world, and thus, put myself in His hands. I trust not in myself, but in God’s superior knowledge, as it is omniscience.

“Using the Eye: A Practical Faith”💠💦
The way in which I strive to practice the faith-based way of living, through intuition, instead of relying upon my own intellect or understanding, is to wear my own sense of direction as like unto a loose garment, and to remain loose, limp, and languid, as like a rag doll, so God will step in and direct, and also redirect, my thinking and perceptions.

“Winding Up the Babydoll”💧🌬💃🏻
I allow God to orient my focus, and rearrange my mind, or my internal, mental climate, as my attitude and outlook, so that it may be brought into alignment and conformity with His will for me. In keeping a light touch, or a loose and delicate attachment of my focus to my thoughts, attention, and mind-state, God may step in to take control over a skewed perspective without discomfiting me, or upsetting my sense of direction. I fixate my aim, or my gaze and focus, upon God directly, and I refrain from affixing my focus upon any other task or idea except indirectly, as via God first. I strive to remain open, loose, flexible, pliable, and fluid enough to let Him manipulate or alter my mind-scape, and determine my aim, or goal, purpose, and intention, in accordance with His will.

“God’s Understanding Interprets”📜💠🔍
In leaning upon God’s understanding and not my own, I strive to delicately drape my mind across an idea or concept, as gently overlaid upon a text or the Scriptures, rather than to try to wrap my mind around a set of concepts too tightly or rigidly. In fixating my focus too tightly upon a thought or idea, as with the intensity of a laser-beam and attached too forcefully, as if clutching an idea with a death grip, my focus becomes too constricted and rigidly constrained by my own will, in the shortsighted attempt to scan into every minute detail and crevice of a concept, and meticulously construe, outline, and map out every little nook and cranny. Such an intense focus is useful, but only selectively and adaptively. Conversely, in loosely draping my mind, or understanding, over a reading, I may gain a more intuitive grasp of the meaning, and understand it more vaguely as just the overall gist of it, but with the added advantage of “understanding💠,” as “seeing what God would will for me to derive from it.” Thus, in adopting a more intuitive approach to understanding an idea or passage, I may gain the big-picture perspective, so that I may understand a relevant meaning within the Living Word as it would pertain to me presently, and thus apply its meaning to my life most usefully and appropriately, as to derive the most meaningful message and greatest benefit, which understanding💠 is the will of God.

🗣*I told you We were going camping! Are you ready to “pitch a tent?”⛺️
(Lol!😜)

💠”God Speed A Head”👑
In moving forward, I take care to actively compensate for the effect of life’s highs and lows upon my ego, or internal climate and affective mind-state. I try to humble and lower myself when I feel elated, and I dampen myself with sadness when I feel angered, in the attempt to draw back to God’s “perfect base” line of security. I do my part to realign myself to a more placid and streamlined center, to avail myself of the ultimate authority of God’s overriding feedback loop and executive control, or top-down influence over me, much as a self-regulatory homeostatic mechanism.

“Hypostasis”🌎🌍🌏
I dampen my emotional responses by reeling myself back in towards a central line or axis, as a baseline of calm serenity and placidity, within God’s Eye and His will. I abide by the natural laws of equilibrium and of heavenly recompense, with each action entailing a compensatory response to restore order and homeostatic balance. The ongoing fluctuation, or evening out of internal states, is a sort of spiritual justice, or a heavenly balance between the force of my own ego, which is human and emotional in nature, and the force of the will of God that I shelter within my soul, which is divine and the perfection of virtue by nature. In resisting the pull of the emotional swings of my ego, I may instead remain centered and fortified within the central axis and ideal baseline of God’s will, and thus, reside in the consciousness of the will, or virtuous intentions, rather than in the instability of that constant flux of the emotions, or the affective response of my ego to any shifts in my environment.

“Commingled”🌧💙🔥
This dualistic nature of Christ, composed of the naturally opposing forces of both God and man within a single human body, reconciles these essential yet competing natures by achieving a complementary internal balance, which is the primary work of religious devotion in any spiritual being. This naturally opposing dualistic nature is the commingling of both human and God within one corporeal human form, and so I must constantly work to flush out my own ego to allow God to have mastery over me.
💦
🌳💠All Eco-Systems Go!🏕
Internal Atmosphere: Stable🐳
Resting State: In Hope🦋

Psalm 16:7-11
7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel:
my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the Lord always before me:
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;
neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+16&version=AKJV

Proverbs 3:1-6
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

Acts 7:44-60
44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. 45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; 46 who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. 47 But Solomon built him an house. 48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, 49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? 50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. 52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: 53 who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 56 and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. 57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, 58 and cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. 59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+7&version=AKJV

Acts 6:8-15
8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. 9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogueof the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. 10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. 12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council, 13 and set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law: 14 for we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us. 15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+6&version=AKJV

Acts 5:1-16
5 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. 13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. 14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude outof the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+5&version=AKJV

Mark 12:6-17
6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. 7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. 8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast himout of the vineyard. 9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. 10 And have ye not read this scripture; The ston💠e which the builders rejected is become the head💠 of the corner: 11 this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes💠? 12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Cæsar, or not? 15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. 16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Cæsar’s. 17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+12&version=AKJV

Matthew 17:9-21
9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+17&version=AKJV

2 Kings 2:9-11
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. 11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Kings+2&version=AKJV

Psalm 19:3-5
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle💠 for the sun,
5 which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+19&version=AKJV

Psalm 19:3-6
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
3 Day unto day pours forth speech;
night unto night whispers knowledge.
4 [b]There is no speech, no words;
their voice is not heard;
5 A report goes forth through all the earth,
their messages, to the ends of the world.
He has pitched in them a tent💠 for the sun;[c]
6 it comes forth like a bridegroom from his canopy,
and like a hero joyfully runs its course.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+19&version=NABRE

Psalm 118:14-29
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
14 The Lord is my strength and song,
and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles💠 of the righteous:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened me sore:
but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness:
I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 this gate of the Lord💠,
into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head stone💠 of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord:
O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
we have blessed you out of the house💠 of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light:
bind the sacrifice with cords, evenunto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:
thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good:
for his mercy endureth for ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+118&version=AKJV

Psalm 118:14-29
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
14 The Lord, my strength and might,
    has become my savior.
IV
15 The joyful shout of deliverance
    is heard in the tents💠 of the righteous:
“The Lord’s right hand works valiantly;
16 the Lord’s right hand is raised;
    the Lord’s right hand works valiantly.”
17 I shall not die but live
    and declare the deeds of the Lord.
18 The Lord chastised me harshly,
    but did not hand me over to death.
V
19 Open the gates of righteousness;
    I will enter and thank the Lord.
20 This is the Lord’s own gate💠,
    through it the righteous enter.
21 I thank you for you answered me;
    you have been my savior.
22 [b]The stone💠 the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone💠.
23 By the Lord has this been done;
    it is wonderful in our eyes💠.
24 This is the day the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice in it and be glad.
25 Lord, grant salvation![c]
    Lord, grant good fortune!
VI
26 Blessed is he
    who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house💠 of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God and has enlightened us.
Join in procession with leafy branches
    up to the horns of the altar.
VII
28 You are my God, I give you thanks;
    my God, I offer you praise.
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    his mercy endures forever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+118&version=NABRE

“Reverence”😇
(A Pious Emotion)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverence_(emotion)

“Religious Ecstasy”👼
(Upgrade!)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_ecstasy

“Agápē”💛
(The Highest Form: The “Most High”)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agape

“Full Metal Jacket” (1987)
(Good News! I’m Sweating Bulletins!)📰🔊
Pogue Colonel: You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
Private Joker: No, sir.
Pogue Colonel: You’d better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you.
Private Joker: Yes, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Now answer my question or you’ll be standing tall before the man.
Private Joker: I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.
Pogue Colonel: The what?
Private Joker: The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Whose side are you on, son?
Private Joker: Our side, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Don’t you love your country?
Private Joker: Yes, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Then how about getting with the program? Why don’t you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?
Private Joker: Yes, sir.
Pogue Colonel: Son, all I’ve ever asked of my marines is that they obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help…
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0003746/quotes

Saturday 5/6/17
🦄A White Knight’s Dream:
“Midnight in the Garden of Midsummer”
✨✨✨
(Selections from:)
-John 11
-Deuteronomy 6
-Deuteronomy 7
-Revelation 5
-Hebrews 11
-John 17
-John 6
-John 15
-Isaiah 11
-Psalm 23
-“The Tree of Jesse”
-“Noēsis”
-“Eye of Providence”

(Prelude)🎶
Psalm 23:4
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Isaiah 11:1-4a-b; 10
11 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
3 and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord:
and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 but with righteousness shall he judge the poor,
and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,
which shall stand for an ensign of the people;
to it shall the Gentiles seek:
and his rest shall be glorious.
Deuteronomy 6:5-6, 8
5 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart💠:
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets💠 between thine eyes.
John 17:12
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
🎶

THUS sayeth the Lord…
🌳”The Tree of Metaphors”🍎🐍
There is a path through life, a Genesis of thought, that can never fail to lead one in safety, as within the will of God, to arrive upon the homeland of the indwelling Spirit.

“Neurogenesis”😇
At each turn of life’s path, meaning at each fork in the road wherein one must make a decision and execute a choice, there is a right option and there is a wrong option. The road is only ever within one’s own mind and thinking, and it’s merely the effects of those choices and thoughts that appear demonstrably as an outward path.

“Garden of …Good Choice”🥀🌹
There are only ever two choices to any decision one may encounter, which are to seek to follow after God, meaning His will, or what His choice would be, as perfect virtue and selfless acts of love and compassion, or, there is self-will, which is sin. In choosing to follow after self-will, or one’s own selfish desires or instincts, one forsakes God by failing to consider Him first in the decision-making process, and so inevitably will follow after sin, as the only logical alternative to God’s perfect will of self-sacrifice in favor of virtuosity.

“Rise from the Ashes”🍎🔥🌞
In following after self-will, as the only opposing force to God’s will, one considers one’s own selfish wants and desires as the primary consideration in any decisions that one must make, and so necessarily, God is left in the “dust,” as it were. Given that anything residing outside the will of God, as any decision to exercise self-will, ego, or vanity instead of God’s virtues, is ultimately wrong and immoral, then any decision that does not make consideration of God and virtue the top priority is, ultimately, just “dust and ash.” Any thoughts or actions undertaken outside the will of God, or consideration of Him and morality, lead one down the path of sin, wherein one may perish along with the dust that is the absence of God’s will.

🐍”Higher Ground”🌱🕊
The classic error of Original Sin is that of choosing self-will in an act of ego, or selfishness, arrogance, and defiance. In choosing not to obey the will of God, one removes oneself from the stream of His loving will, and thus, from the care and protection of His good graces. At each turn and at every waking moment, one is granted the free-will to choose either good or bad, and then to choose again once one’s folly is revealed. In this way, one must be vigilant and attentive to God, actively and conscientiously participating in the decision-making process to keep choosing to follow God at each impasse and at every shift in the current. In being diligent and persistent, one may manage, although not without a struggle, to remain within the shelter of the eternal flow of God’s will, but it will be an uphill battle against the current of self-will, or the ego. One will eventually attain the bliss of successfully supplanting one’s soul to be rooted in the eternity of God’s Own soil, but only as long as one keeps choosing goodness at each decision-making opportunity, to abide within the trail of morality and virtuosity that is God’s will.

“Flow Upstream”🐳💦💛
Thus, there are always just two choices in life, which are simply, either God or self. In following after God and virtue, as within the path forged by consistently choosing God’s will at each impasse, one abides within the suspension of potentiality, or the likelihood of eventuality, of ultimately persisting to reside within God’s will at the time of death, and thus, continue on with the flow of His eternal will, to “eternal life.”

“GI Jane King Fu Grip”⏰
In maintaining a “death grip” upon God’s will, which is the perfection of altruistic and sacrificial love, at the very hour of one’s death, one may cling unto God’s flow of eternity while still physically here on Earth, and thus achieve the victory of immortality, in triumphing over a mortal death. He who believes upon God, and His will to love, as being far greater than any other force on Earth, will clutch unto the very Source of eternal life, and thus resist the inferior influence of death, to persist beyond death and “live forever.”
🗜💛🌟

…Now, that’s a “vice-grip.”
(Lol!😉)

John 11:25-27
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

Deuteronomy 6
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
6 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: 2 that thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: 5 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart💠: 7 and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets💠 between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, 11 and houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; 12 then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. 14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; 15 (for the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16 Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. 17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. 18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lordsware unto thy fathers, 19 to cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the Lordhath spoken. 20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What meanthe testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord our God hath commanded you? 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: 22 and the Lordshewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes: 23 and he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers. 24 And the Lordcommanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+6&version=AKJV

Deuteronomy 7:9-15
9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; 10 and repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: 13 and he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. 15 And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all themthat hate thee.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+7&version=AKJV

Revelation 5:5-10
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

Hebrews 11:33-40
33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies🚀 of the aliens👽. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36 and others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38 (of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and inmountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+11&version=AKJV

John 17:6-12
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+17&version=AKJV

John 6:48-58; 63-65
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.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 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

John 15
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
15 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and thatyour fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoke no unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+15&version=AKJV

Isaiah 11
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
11 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
3 and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord:
and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 but with righteousness shall he judge the poor,
and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed;
their young ones shall lie down together:
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain:
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord,
as the waters cover the sea.
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,
which shall stand for an ensign of the people;
to it shall the Gentiles seek:
and his rest shall be glorious.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the Lord shall set his hand again
the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left,
from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros,
and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar,
and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,
and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel,
and gather together the dispersed of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.
13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart,
and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off:
Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west;
they shall spoil them of the east together:
they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab;
and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
15 And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea;
and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river,
and shall smite it in the seven streams,
and make men go over dryshod.
16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people,
which shall be left, from Assyria;
like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+11&version=AKJV

Psalm 23
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+23&version=AKJV

🌳”The Tree of Jesse”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_Jesse#Other_media

“Noēsis”💠
(Nous: The Mind’s Eye)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nous
(Noēsis: Greek Etymology)
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/noesis

“Eye of Providence”💠
(The Third Eye of God’s Understanding)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence

“…I told you, We’re vegan!”🦁🥗
(🚀Vega Vegan and Lyra Lyran)
Isaiah 11:6; 7c
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them.
7 …and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Sunday 5/7/17
🌟🌳💫
“Twilight in the Garden”☦️
The power of Christ “compels me!” (Lol!)
❣️
🍷Ewww, WTF! I’m so not drinking that!
An allegory of “selfless giving” as being the “true sustenance of life,” though…
…I’ll raise a toast to that! (…in Spirit!)💦
🥖🍷”Eucharistic Love”
I humbly accept your gracious gift and sacrifice at the cross, to save me from my human and inherently evil ways. Please help me and show me the path of Your righteousness, because as a mere mortal, I am powerless to help or save myself. Thank You for this unmerited blessing of Your redeeming grace! I am overcome with the ecstasy of Your rapturous love, and thoroughly invigorated and renewed in Spirit! I am so moved as to be inspired to demonstrate the very depths of my ineffable gratitude for Your sacrificial love, and to go forth with enthusiasm in holy exaltation to “pay it forward,” in humble reverence and heartfelt imitation of Christ.
🌞🌱💛
(…Chow Bella!😘)💋
(Selections from:)
-1 Corinthians 6
-John 14
-2 Kings 19
-Isaiah 37
-John 10
-Hebrews 12
-Revelation 3
-Proverbs 13
-Proverbs 23
-Psalm 118
-“Night of the Living Dead” (1968)

(Prelude)🎶
1 Corinthians 6
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Revelation 3:7
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David✡️, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
Psalm 118:20-23
20 this gate of the Lord💠,
into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head stone💠 of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
🎶

🗝”The Pearly Gatekeeper”🕊
Open Sesame…
💛+💠=🌈
Good Morning Star!✡️🌞

❣️”Dawn of the Eucharist”
🥖
“The Last Stand”⚔️
The gate of the Lord, as the entryway to God and His eternal Kingdom of Heaven, is accessed by no means other than through embodying the perfection of righteousness exemplified by Christ, as by choosing to act upon perfect trust and faith, and die upon the Cross as a martyr. Christ does this altruistically, as for the greater good, so that the whole of mankind could be made ready to believe, and thus receive God’s gift of eternal life. Christ prepared us to receive His Paschal example, and the instruction necessary to enter into God’s grace and God’s gate, when He demonstrated for us what is entailed in following His teachings on the true Path of life. To open the gates of everlasting life is to be willing to die like Christ, as to sacrifice oneself in order to manifest the ideal of God’s will for us, and become that perfection of sacrificial love.

“The Music Stand”🛡
Christ chose to trust in God beyond any inferior or earthly human power of death or sin, and He was thus raised from the grave in accordance with His beliefs. The death upon the cross was a demonstration for His flock, so that we might also come to believe, and realize that even death need not be feared. The human sin of fear and disloyalty, as the lack of faith or belief in God, is what actually causes one to die, and not death itself. The earthly power of death holds no sway over God, and so, in choosing to believe in God instead of death, that belief in God’s overriding eternal will, of perfect immortal love, may prevail upon death. In endorsing the belief of God ahead of a belief in death, when one dies one may continue to live by adhering to that belief in God, and thus be kept alive via life from God, which is the essence of eternal life. In truly believing in the incorruptibility of God’s power and might, in that no force can reckon with Him nor hold any power over Him, one will thus triumph accordingly, even over death.

“Stigmatic Battle Scars”❣️
The power of God only ever comes from belief in the perfection of His will to love and to save, without exception or respect for persons. Christ died as an example for us to emulate and imitate, as to be the first to take that leap, simply to prove to us that we need not fear if we will but love, and that death has no real power over us.

“Harp’s Ripcord”🎐
Only God is truly real, and God overcomes any earthly power by the sheer force and might of His uncompromising, almighty, and unconditional perfection of love. It is not necessary that one should ever die, and one should never fear death, nor man, nor any other power less than God and His will, so that we may abide with perfection and incorruptibility by virtue and morality.

“Thunder and White Lightening”⚡️
In abiding within the shelter of God’s perfect will of love, by always upholding virtue no matter what the cost, one is thus protected from any of the outside influences, or earthly and inferior powers, of evil, or sin, or even death, that could ever possibly harm us. In choosing to linger within God’s will of the perfection of virtue, which is the sublime charity of self-sacrificing love, death then has no power or hold over us, as God’s will, and Right Hand, always holds the “last trump” card.

“A Wind Instrument”📯
We trust in the eternal God and not in a mortal death, and so, by this power of belief, We are not subject to the laws of man or death. We willingly hand ourselves over to be slaughtered for the kill, or to be mistreated by man, with the obsequious servitude and readiness of a true Lamb. We head out to battle or martyrdom with a jubilant earnestness and vivacity even, as shielded by the breastplate of faith and love for God. We are fortified in sanctity by innocence, trusting with a quiet, fervent intensity, and the piercing, smoldering tenacity of the righteousness of love, in the heavenly, ethereal strength of Christ, of perfect sacrificial love, above all else. The powers of earthly evils trouble us not, because they are merely an opportunity to seize onto God ever-more wholeheartedly.

🥁💓…And Evermore.💗
💦
🎶

1 Corinthians 6
6 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body isnot for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+6&version=AKJV

John 14:1-4
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14&version=AKJV

2 Kings 19:14-22; 28
14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth. 16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God. 17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, 18 and have cast their gods into the fire: for they wereno gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 19 Now therefore, O Lordour God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.
20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. 21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him;
The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee,
and laughed thee to scorn;
the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed?
and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice,
and lifted up thine eyes on high?
even against the Holy One of Israel.
28 Because thy rage against me
and thy tumult is come up into mine ears,
therefore I will put my hook in thy nose,
and my bridle in thy lips,
and I will turn thee back
by the way by which thou camest.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Kings+19&version=AKJV

Isaiah 37:17-29
17 Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes, O Lord, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God. 18 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, 19 and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 20 Now therefore, O Lordour God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only.
21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria: 22 this is the word which the Lord hath spoken concerning him;
The virgin, the daughter of Zion,
hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn;
the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed?
and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice,
and lifted up thine eyes on high?
even against the Holy One of Israel.
24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said,
By the multitude of my chariots am I come up
to the height of the mountains,
to the sides of Lebanon;
and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof,
and the choice fir trees thereof:
and I will enter into the height of his border,
and the forest of his Carmel.
25 I have digged, and drunk water;
and with the sole of my feet have I dried up
all the rivers of the besieged places.
26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it;
and of ancient times, that I have formed it?
now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste
defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power,
they were dismayed and confounded:
they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb,
as the grass on the housetops,
and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out,
and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears,
therefore will I put my hook in thy nose,
and my bridle in thy lips,
and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+37&version=AKJV

John 10:6-18; 25-30
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and myFather are one.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10&version=AKJV

Hebrews 12:4-14
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 6 for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave themreverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+12&version=AKJV

Revelation 3:7-13; 19-22
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David✡️, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+3&version=AKJV

Proverbs 13:24-25
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son:
    but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul:
    but the belly of the wicked shall want.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+13&version=AKJV

Proverbs 23:6-14
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.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+23&version=AKJV

Psalm 118:15-29
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles💠 of the righteous:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened me sore:
but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates💠 of righteousness:
I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 this gate of the Lord💠,
into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head stone💠 of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord:
O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
we have blessed you out of the house💠 of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light:
bind the sacrifice with cords, evenunto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:
thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good:
for his mercy endureth for ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+118&version=AKJV

“Night of the Living Dead” (1968)
👼The Holy Ghost+God’s Eternal Life:
(..It’s Still Life, Just Way Creepier)👻🕊
Johnny: They’re coming to get you, Barbara, there’s one of them now!
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Johnny: [in a creepy voice] They’re coming to get you, Barbara!
Barbara: Stop it! You’re ignorant!
Johnny: They’re coming for you, Barbara!
Barbara: Stop it! You’re acting like a child!
Johnny: They’re coming for you!
[points to the cemetery zombie]
Johnny: Look, there comes one of them now!
Barbara: He’ll hear you!
Johnny: Here he comes now! I’m getting out of here!
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Ben: Now get the hell down in the cellar. You can be the boss down there, but I’m boss up here!
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/quotes

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🗣
…We’re coming to get you Barbie doll!👰
(Lol!)

Monday 5/8/17
💦❣️
“The Pendulum Addendum:”
A Continuation…
“Am Mendicum”☦️
(Am Needy)
from “Horologium Sapientiae”
by Henry Suso
(The Little Book of Eternal Wisdom)
📜(Selections from:)📯
-Psalm 23
-Acts 11
-John 17
-Matthew 18
-John 10
-Mark 4
-Psalm 46
-2 Peter 3

(Prelude)🎶
Psalm 23:4
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Acts 11:9
9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
2 Peter 3:8-9
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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🥚”Settling in the White Dove’s Nest”🕊

“The Sway of Her Hips”🌹
I strive to quell my human nature, or my affective and emotional responses, whether they be of joy or of anguish, so that I may adhere instead to the pure force of the will, or exclusively, to altruism and my understanding of God. I settle down my emotional extremes, curb my affective responses, and curtail the impact that my feelings have upon me, so that my human nature, which is emotional in essence, is dampened and muted. In this way, I may be released from the effects of life’s emotional whirlwind, and instead be harnessed by my mental grasp upon God. God’s power is the unhindered force of the perfection of virtue within the will, as the dispassionate decision to uphold altruistic ideals, no matter what the circumstances, as being released and liberated from the influence of ego-centered self-interest or the sway of subjective bias, partiality, and the injustice arising from personal emotional investments. I choose the perfection of the will and intention over any emotion as the true source of satisfaction as serenity, for the altruistic love that is the will of God, and thus, I constantly empty “myself” of my “self.”

“Shepherding the Flock of Flak”🥀
A Prophesy that does not come to fulfillment is not Prophesy. The Word of the Lord is simply that which is Truth. If a scripture does not come to fulfillment, that that scripture is a lie, and to suggest that the holy Scriptures, as the Word of God, can be averted without coming to fruition, is to call God a liar. All that was written by the prophets must be fulfilled, because that is the very definition of a Prophesy. To advise any course of action to avoid God’s Prophesy from coming true, is the deception and sin of man, and the work of a false prophet, and is that very same spirit of antichrist of which the First Epistle of John, “1 John 4,” cautions us against.

“Flock of Doves in the Wind”🌬🕊
To say that Christ is not returning to the Earth, in the flesh, is to call Him a liar, and the the very essence of sacrilege. Each man is repaid according to his works here on Earth, and every man must answer for his sins, either in this life or in the afterlife. In repenting and answering for one’s sins while still here on Earth, one may avoid the ultimate resting place of Hell. If one does not pay for wrongs committed while here on Earth, one must necessarily answer for them in Hell upon death, as is God’s will of the overarching principle of justice. The virtue of justice cannot be sidestepped or bypassed, because committing inequity, or injustice and immorality, is an abomination in the Eyes💠 of God. God is only ever perfect virtue, and any action that does not abide by the principle of justice must eventually be paid back in kind, by God.
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💧”Commingled: Human and Divine”
The essence of God’s “recompense” is that evil actions are repaid to sinners, and virtuous actions are accordingly smiled upon. This reckoning for sins is actually only the result of God’s uncompromising goodness, as He that is good cannot love that which is evil, because to do so would be injustice. God and His divine will are the very essence of the heavenly virtues, without defilement or exception. God is like the divinity of oil while man is like water; the two are in their very essences quite different, and the oil will always separate and rise to the top. This is how God’s goodness reacts to the sin of man, such that God’s perfect virtue will always be drawn apart from the imperfection of human sin, rising above it. God cannot be as One with that which is contrary in essence, or that which is immoral and evil in nature. In sacrificing one’s human will, or self-will, which is oriented towards selfishness, fear, sin, and corruption, one may choose to instead abide by the will of God, and rise above the corruption of worldly evils, as the oil rises above water.

🥚”Hypostasis: Let the Son Rise”🐣
Only in relinquishing sin and earthy attachments, as to corrupt, impermanent, material, and non-spiritual fixations and thought patterns, may one rise above the fate of earthly dust and ash. In sacrificing an earthly life, or a material lifestyle that is merely “of the flesh,” and instead choose to thirst after the Spirit, as the Truth and the Word and wisdom that is of God, one may avail oneself to God’s salvation. It is God’s will that we are all to “repent,” and recognize the folly of our own human and innately sinful ways, so that we may receive entry into Heaven for eternal life with Him. Only that which is goodness and of lasting spiritual substance can coexist in Heaven after corporeal death. All that which is water, or sinful and selfish human self-will, will sink to the bottom layer of God’s creation, while that which is of the same essence as God, in being virtuous, morally undefiled, and devoted to God’s will of perfect love, will rise above to the top layer, and ascend with God to secure a place in the Kingdom of Heaven.

“Resurrect the Sun”📯🌞
One may repent while still alive on Earth, and cleanse the impurities of sin, and thus, despite past wrongdoing, still arrive at Heaven after death. Only by repentance for wrongdoing may one be absolved of guilt and be issued a blank slate. Without expressing remorse for sins, or wrongs committed, one’s spirit is considered unclean, and one cannot be morally pure enough to coexist with the blissful purity and unending grace and goodness of God.

💛”Understanding by Nature”💠
Humans are, by definition, imperfect and sinful, and so it is expected that we repent for sins, and not that we be entirely free from sin. If we could be free from sin on our own, then we would have no need for God and we would be as the heathens. We are not meant to be shamed for our sins, but rather, to take refuge in the outlet of repentance and confession, and be grateful for our privilege of penitence. God knows we are not perfect, and we are not meant to be. We are not meant to be capable of being free from sin, but rather, we are meant to rely upon God to be good. In humbly relying upon God, we may rely upon His grace past death and on into His Kingdom, because no mortal power can carry one into the grace of the Immortal.

“The Needful of God are Raised”🔸🔹✡️
Repentance is a blessing and a privilege, and is the only means by which we, as inherently sinful humans, may ever know the grace and redemption of God. There is no good, except for God, and so only by following after God’s will may one know goodness. God’s will is only ever comprised of selfless virtues, or of the spiritual principles of supreme goodness that are detached from self-interest, and abstracted from any inclination towards personal gain. Only in upholding such perfect altruistic love and goodness may one be upholding the epitome of the will of God. All this life is as a simulation, or a trial and preparation, to learn to latch onto these permanent and eternal values, and to detach and prune away fixations upon sin or material satisfactions, which are destined to perish as just “dust and ash.”

“An Atmosphere of Hope”🙏🦋
I must work without ceasing in prayerful diligence, devoting myself to purging myself of the water that is the human inclination towards sin, selfishness, and temptation, and to foster and exalt the oil that is God and Christ within my thoughts. This is God’s will, to contemplate Him and entertain thoughts of the Scriptures, and goodly virtuous intentions towards all beings, as I go through my day. To crave the Word of God, as the Scriptures and the teachings of love and the exaltation of virtue and heroism that they contain, is the hallmark of a spiritual being. The Living Word, or the message of God’s unending and unconquerable love, is the true sustenance of life, or rather, of real life. The life of one’s Spirit is God’s eternal life, and all else is “crushed before the moth.”

“Rock Stoic”☁️🔥💧
In steadying myself against God, as halting my thinking against that Rock💠, that is merely my ideal of Him, I may be able to weather life’s storm of tumult, distress, tribulation, and even death itself. This Rock💠 is the Gate and the Path, and the entryway to Heaven. This Eye💠 of God is His mirror of the state of my own soul. In upholding virtue, I may open my Gate💠. My Eye💠 may always darken as I make natural human errors of sin, but by expressing repentance, and learning to feel remorse, contrition, and guilt for wrongs committed, I will receive the appropriate recompense from God. God forgives all those who ask His forgiveness, and express truthful contrition and atone. In nurturing this sense of empathy towards others and developing the ability to care about and consider God’s Own feelings, I may receive that gift of His unmerited favor, as the grace of His salvation. In growing a conscience💠, by hearkening to and actually heeding the voice of Christ Himself within me, I am made ready and acceptable, as a living sacrifice of my own self-will and sinful desires, to thus be pleasing and beloved in the Eyes💠 of God, as sealed by the Spirit💠 as one of His very Own, in the spiritual consecration of baptism by the Holy Ghost.💧💠💦

🐇Precontemplative Themes:🎩
Homeostasis and Hypostasis
Rebuke and Redemption
Repentance for Redemption
The Privilege of Penitence
Truth, Grace, and Glory
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Psalm 23
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+23&version=AKJV

Acts 11:5-10
5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: 6 upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. 8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. 9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+11&version=AKJV

John 17:11-12
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+17&version=AKJV

Matthew 18:11-14
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18&version=AKJV

John 10:11-18
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10&version=AKJV

Mark 4:37-41
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? 39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+4&version=AKJV

Psalm 46
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 though the waters thereof roar andbe troubled,
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:
God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved:
he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+46&version=AKJV

2 Peter 3:2-10
2 that ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+3&version=AKJV

Tuesday 5/9/17
💎 “Jewel of Wisdom”💠
(✡️DaVinci’s Decoder🗝)
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The Pendulum Addendum:
A Continuation…

⛩”The Code of Honor”🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
(Only through Me💠…)

(Selections from:)
-“Eight Verses for Training the Mind”
-1 Peter 3
-John 14
-John 10
-Revelation 9
-Psalm 118
-Revelation 22
-1 Corinthians 4

(Prelude)🎶
1 Peter 3:12
12 For the eyes💠 of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
John 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 10:9
9 I am the door💠: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Psalm 118:20-23
20 this gate💠 of the Lord,
into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head stone💠 of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
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“The Perpetual Motion Machine:”⛲️
🌿The Root of Jesse and the River of Life💦

“No Resistance”🌬🎐
In striving towards a state of willingness, I try to refrain from indulging in any of the instincts of the ego, persevering to keep at bay the self-will, or character defects, that would come between me and God. In practicing the expulsion of my own selfish inclinations, or sinful human desires, from the channel of my soul that is my heart and motivation, or will and intent, I may offer no resistance, or the least possible resistance, to God, in striving to be a channel of His perfect will of altruistic love. This path of least resistance is offering the least resistance to God in serving as a vessel for Him. God’s will of altruism and perfect selfless love is the ideal energy to flow within the channel of any soul, and so God’s will and not mine, is what I would seek and intend to be the outpouring from the vessel of my own self.

“Grafting unto the Tree of Life”🌳🌿
I step aside to allow God’s will to supplant my own, sacrificing my own self, or intent of will, to be replaced by His. This the very essence of what it means to be a Lamb, or a wiling, submissive, and obsequious instrument of God, as being dedicated solely to the purposes of God’s Own uses and inclinations. I offer my will and my life up to God, to be merely an offshoot or branch of His will rather than an independent agent of my own self. I am merely a vehicle, or apparatus, of God and His will of goodness, to be deployed by Him within His Own creative designs in order to generate a flow of altruistic love.

“Hijack the Mainframe”🔥🗝🕳
My humanity can never be entirely eliminated from my soul, because I am not God. Only God is ever perfect. I can, however, choose to be an instrument of God’s will of perfect goodness instead of my own self-will; this is the wisest choice. If one truly wishes to do good, then one will seek to perform God’s will, because that is the only “greatest good,” of perfect altruism, and pure unadulterated virtue.

“Understanding Under Orders”🕳🐇🔦
I can never actually become or attain that ideal of virtuous perfection, because only God, the Father Himself, is ever that perfect. He and I are two different People, and no person can ever usurp or attain His goodness, or become as good as God. To claim to be capable of the goodness of God would effectively be replacing God by claiming His position of power and goodness, which is heresy and apostasy. The best any mortal can do, is to work in cooperation with God, in the common pursuit of performing His perfect will.

“Against the Grain, for the Spirit”🌾💎
It is the natural instinct to cater to self-will instead of serving the will of God, and thus, it requires constant work on my part to, at best, merely just act in cooperation with Him. My work and my pleasure, as a servant of God, is to go against the grain of my own ego, and abide by His will instead of my own natural human instincts.

“Membrane for the Most High”💍🎩👑
In restraining myself against being a vessel of self-will, and the sin that is inherent in serving my own ego, I may be made privy to God’s workings and mysterious ways. In letting Him take control over me, I get to experience the joy of allowing God’s will to flow through me, in a rush of exhilarating, and oftentimes, overpowering, ecstasy and rapture. My job in desiring to be a servant of God, is essentially, to eradicate my “selfhood,” or my tendency and natural inclination to direct that will, as His steam of goodness, according to my own self-will. My best work, entails that I simply get out of the way, so that I may allow God to override my own ego’s influence within my mind-frame and exert His Own superior will, and thus carry out His love through my willing participation, in volunteering to provide the vessel of my self, or my soul.

“Pia Mater: A Dendritic Holy War”🔥✡️💦
I am constantly at battle with my sense of self, and the urgings of my own natural proclivities, as carnal and material desires. I try to clear away these attachments, or thought patterns and fixations, from my mind, to create space for God to occupy. As I continue to loosen the grip of these attachments from my mind, I continue to experience freedom from the bondage of sin, and the corporeal hold that these sins of thinking have upon me is wrested free. As the imprint of these thought patterns slowly dissipates over time, as I keep pruning those branches and resisting those habits of thought, I slowly become liberated in Spirit. In gaining freedom from earthly attachments, I become free to then latch onto the only true Source of eternal and lasting existence, via the unfettered Spirit, set free within my mind and soul.

🎄”The Most Hi-Jack and the Beanstalk”
In supplanting my soul, by replacing my dependence upon the visible, or the vanity of ego, with dependence upon God, I take root in the eternal life that is entailed of dependence upon God’s eternal will. Only by transplanting my soul to a new Source, of spiritual sustenance, by growing to depend upon God instead of a purely material existence, may I live within God’s eternal will and thus attain the destiny of God’s eternity. In sustaining only a purely material life, through living according to dependence upon the flesh instead of upon the Spirit, I will thus attain the death entailed of such material impermanence.
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“Only through me..”🌈

“A Fountain Pen from which to Draw”✒️❣️
In constantly drawing back for humble reflection, I allow myself to feel guilt and contrition for any sinful thoughts as they arise, and to repent for the instincts of the ego, effectively putting my ego, or pride and wayward emotional turmoil, in check. In this manner of mindfulness and gentle self-examination, I may balance out the workings of sin, or self-will and emotional reactivity, within my own mind, and thus counteract that imbalance towards corruptibility through penitence before God. I accept myself and imperfections without judgement of my own sinfulness, merely pausing to make the necessary adjustments and appropriate corrections to my will, or my motives and intentions, and then moving on. I accept myself as I am, knowing beforehand that God loves me no matter what, and is patiently waiting for me to come to Him for His love and forgiveness. I persistently seek His loving correction and crave the rebuke of my conscience💠, so that I may cleanse out the impurities of sin from my soul💠, and renew the flow of His grace within me. The very instant I seek God, with needful humility and the honest desire for Him, He is Here. In reverent reliance upon His perfection of undiscriminating love, I may be shepherded into the fold of His flock, and molded into His image for me, which is of perfect, truthful, compassionate love.

💠Reflect at the Infinity Pool…🎱💦

⛩Eight Verses for Training the Mind
by Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054-1123)
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With the heartfelt desire and determination to attain enlightenment
For the welfare of all living beings, who are more precious than a
Wish-fulfilling jewel for accomplishing the supreme goal,
May I always cherish them and hold them dear.
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Whenever I am with others
May I think of myself as the lowest of all
And from the very depths of my heart
May I respectfully hold others as supreme.
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In all actions, may I closely examine my state of mind,
And the moment a disturbing emotion or negative attitude arises,
Since this may cause great harm to myself and others,
May I firmly face and avert it.
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Whenever I meet people of unpleasant character
Or those overwhelmed by negativity, pain or suffering,
May I cherish and care for them as if I had found
A rare and precious treasure difficult to find.
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Whenever others, because of their jealousy, treat me badly
With abuse, insult, slander, or in other unjust ways,
May I accept this defeat myself
And offer the victory to others.
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When someone whom I have benefited
Or in whom I have placed great trust and hope
Harms me or treats me in hurtful ways without reason,
May I see that person as my precious teacher.
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In brief, may I offer both directly and indirectly all help,
Happiness and benefit to all beings, my mothers,
And may I secretly take upon myself
All of their harmful actions, pain and suffering.
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May I keep all of these practices undefiled by the stains of the eight worldly
Concerns (gain-loss, pleasure-pain, praise-blame, fame-dishonor)
And by recognizing the emptiness and illusory nature of all existing things,
May I be liberated from the bondage of attachment and mistaken views of reality.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langri_Tangpa

1 Peter 3:8-18
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes💠 of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16 having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+3&version=AKJV

John 14:5-14
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I amin the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14&version=AKJV

John 10:1-11
10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door💠: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10&version=AKJV

Revelation 9:1-4
9 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal💠 of God in their foreheads.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+9&version=AKJV

Psalm 118:20-23
20 this gate💠 of the Lord,
into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head stone💠 of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+118&version=AKJV

Revelation 22
22 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, andyielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4 and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads💠. 5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings arefaithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed arethey that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates💠 into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bewith you all. Amen.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22&version=AKJV

1 Corinthians 4
4 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
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.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. 18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+4&version=AKJV

🔥⛩💠 Et Voilà! It’s “Cruc-I-fixed!”
“…Now I’m flame-retarded!”😍
🎎Uh, I think you mean “flame-retardant,” my dear.😘

“Saturday Night (Still A)live Sketch”📽
(Reel Time🎣)🍒
-Way to clog the “Infinity Pool,” GI Jane!⛲️
-🤽‍♀️Thanks for the decoy…
-OMYou, is that a “land shark!?”🎱🃏
-Nah, that’s just the “sign of Jonah.”🐳
-What, like, a “red-hairing?”
(👙Close Curtain.)🎬

Thursday 5/10/17
💧

The Pendulum Addendum:
A Continuation…
⚖️
☦️”Weight on Me, to Wait it Out”🛐
🌊Basecamp in the Eye💠of the Storm💦
(Selections from:)
-Luke 1
-John 12
-Matthew 6
-2 Peter 3
-Isaiah 65
-Proverbs 3
-Luke 1
-“The Magnificat”
-“Qui Transtulit Sustinet”

(Prelude)🎶
Luke 1:19
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
Matthew 6:33-34
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
2 Peter 3:8
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Isaiah 65:25
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock:
and dust shall be the serpent’s meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the Lord.
🎶

“Faith: Just a Swatch⏱of Fabric”

“A Servant Lion in Wait”🛎
In waiting in Time and waiting upon Christ, God will serve as the Weight to Life’s Pendulum, to steady and center me, in the midst of my emotional swings in response to the whirlwind or typhoon of Life’s storm.

🕰”Our (Grand)Father Clock”🥊
“Centering✝️Prayer”
Steadying out uneasiness by residing within the present, weighted down to this moment only, and the serenity of the present, by waiting, patience, and self-restraint, to linger within this present moment only, wherein serenity is found, only within the contemplation of God, as accessed through the present moment in Time…
(Circuitous and “Iterative” Musings, lol!)
💫🛰✨
“A Swatch (of First) Watch”🔭
Faith: to be satisfied in only knowing a segment of the story, with “trust in God” filling in the rest. In practicing faith, I am effectively replacing my tendency to plan ahead or project ahead into the future, which tendency is the root of worry, fear, and anxiety. In allowing God, via my trust in His omniscient care and my willingness to abide by His Commandments and the teachings of the Gospel, to serve as my foresight, I am allowed the peace of mind that comes from refraining from thinking ahead and worrying about the future. I center myself to within this moment and prayerfully reflect upon acting virtuously in the here and Now, and I allow my trust in God to fill in the gaps in my knowledge.

“Practical Courage”🦁
I allow my faith to work for me, to eliminate the anxiety and fear brought about by non-spiritual matters. I have the peace of mind that is only ever resultant from a clean conscience and an upright standing before God, as in His Eyes and not mine. I allow the gentle suspension of Time and space to occur within the workings of my very soul as I allow Him to take hold of me and occupy my mind. In refraining from directing my thoughts towards mundane or corporeal concerns, or daily hassles, it is freed up and cleared out for Him to use and direct for His Own higher purposes.

“Landing on my Feet Mid-Air”🎈👠
I am granted that amniotic suspension in Time as a glimpse into the bliss of God’s eternity, which transcends all Time and space. Only by letting go of my thoughts, or mental fixations, that are focused on the material, may I be overtaken by the spiritual, and enjoy the reprieve of true faith, in being an innocently trusting and utterly dependent child of God. I know not of my own self what lies ahead for me, but rather, I maintain a constant prayerful connection, or ongoing conversation and dialogue, with God at a times. I allow my understanding of His will to dictate my life course and my daily actions as We go along, proceeding Together according to His will. I rely by “sheer trust” upon His course for me, instead of using my own faulty, finite view, and limited, as merely human and erring, perspective. If I knew what my future had in store for me, then I would not be practicing faith, which by definition, entails that I not know! If I knew my future plans, then I would be practicing self-sufficiency instead of God-reliance.

“Heart and Soul Transplant”🌲🌿🎄
I refrain from heeding my ego-driven craving for security and the lack of faith, or the doubt and mistrust of God, that is manifested as a “need to know.” I sacrifice personal knowledge in favor of the piety, or Godly and eternal virtue, of faith in God. This practical faith is only possible from doing my absolute utmost, to adhere to a perfect code of honor and uphold virtuous activity, within this present moment only. In being satisfied to supplant my own knowledge with God’s omnipotence, I effectively “trust in God, and rely not upon my own understanding,” which is the very essence of being “circumcised of Spirit.” I relinquish self-reliance by letting go of the use of, or reliance upon, my own intellect. Mortal intelligence is not an eternal gift, or a theological virtue, and so I sacrifice this ego-indulgence and take the leap of faith to higher ground. I transplant my source of trust or dependence, and upgrade the state of my soul, from being self-sustained to being eternally sustained, by God.

☘️”Here and Now”🍀
I am satisfied to “know only a little,” which is true faith, because God replaces that thought space that I had once devoted to “knowing a lot, all at once,” with something much better. God Himself supplants the forefront of my brain, which cohabitation is that unsurpassed peace of mind attainable only by residing in the presence of God. God is right here and right Now, the very instant that I open my mind and heart to Him, and offer my thoughts to Him in love. I accept my knowledge of only a small portion, or merely a swatch, of this Life’s eternal fabric, of Time and of all existence, because that is the very essence of truly practicing, and “truly living” by, faith in God. The more I trust in God to the exclusion of all else, living solely by faith and trusting in the purity of heavenly intuition, bequeathed only to innocence, the more of real life, or of God’s eternal life, I am granted to experience, because I am living it as it is meant to be, with God. Only as One with God and Christ does my heart ever know true love or tenderness, and in Our divine Unison, the more alive my Spirit becomes, soaring alongside the endless fathoms of our Creator as We proceed hand-in-hand, in the Unity of Our Holy Partnership, “in love and in God.”

“My Life Partner-Ship”🌜🌞🌛🚀
The River of Life and of God’s wisdom is eternal and never-ending. Given that there is no final destination for a life that is eternal, learning to develop a proper pace in continuing Life’s journey becomes the height and pinnacle of spiritual attainment. In slowing down my racing, tumultuous thoughts, and steadying down and evening out my emotional fluctuations, I may achieve an optimum pace for this flow of Life, as one that is most conducive to serenity. In striving to be in a single stride with God, I may derive the spiritual benefit that He intended from life on Earth, rather than just get caught up in the illusion of the “rat race,” for impermanent and fleeting material gain, which approach to living misses the entire point. The point is not to bring a task in Life to completion, but to savor the experience by lingering within the presence of God while working. This means that a large portion of my thoughts must always remain upon God, thus allowing Him to cohabit my soul and direct my thinking, according to His will.

“Gabriel: In the Presence of God” 📯
As I allow God a special place in my heart, meaning the primary position at the Head of my thoughts, I may abide with God. This dwelling within the presence of God entails that I practice patience and develop my ability to wait, to let Him go first and lead the Way. Only by waiting for God to precede me may He effectually direct and influence my thinking, instilling my thought-matter with pious and virtuosic subjects and goodly inclinations. He will instill goodly motivations, or remove any foolhardy or unfruitful and sinful human desires and wants, if I request it of Him, and then provide the patience to wait for Him, and allow God to exert His divine and omnipotent influence.

“If God is not your best Friend, then you’re not making proper use of Him.”🚸🌈

Contemplative Theme:
-My reactivity hindering the flow of God
-Faith for non-judgmental penitence
-Sacrificing speed in completely a task, for serenity, to work Together alongside God
-“Godspeed” as “faster than a speeding…”

“I Am Needful:”
…of some Holy water for my squirt gun.🖖
❣️✒️💦
🛎”…and I am willing!”🗝📖📯

Luke 1:19-20; 26-33
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name wasMary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1&version=AKJV

John 12:37-50
37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38 that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. 41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. 47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+12&version=AKJV

Matthew 6:25-34
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6&version=AKJV

2 Peter 3:8-13
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+3&version=AKJV

Isaiah 65:17-25
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:
and the former shall not be remembered,
nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create:
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing,
and her people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
and joy in my people:
and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her,
nor the voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days,
nor an old man that hath not filled his days:
for the child shall die an hundred years old;
but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 And they shall build houses💠, and inhabit them;
and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build, and another inhabit;
they shall not plant, and another eat:
for as the days of a tree are the days of my people,
and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble;
for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord,
and their offspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock:
and dust shall be the serpent’s meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+65&version=AKJV

Proverbs 3:1-12
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.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes:
fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel,
and marrow to thy bones.
9 Honour the Lord with thy substance,
and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 so shall thy barns be filled with plenty,
and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord;
neither be weary of his correction:
12 for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth;
even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+3&version=AKJV

Luke 1:35-45
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 and entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 42 and she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1&version=AKJV

“The Magnificat”🔎💠🌈
Luke 1:46-55
46 And Mary said,
My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:
for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He hath shewed strength with his arm;
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats,
and exalted them of low degree.
53 He hath filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54 He hath holpen his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy;
55 as he spake to our fathers,
to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1&version=AKJV

🌊🌳”Qui Transtulit Sustinet” 💦
(Meaning of the Word “Connecticut:” Algonquin for “Long Tidal River”)
Qui transtulit sustinet (Latin “He who transplanted sustains”, also “He Who Transplanted Still Sustains” or “[He] Who Transplanted Continues to Sustain”) is the state motto of Connecticut depicted on a blue ribbon below the grapevines.
The current motto looks a little different than the 1639 version (c.f. Sustinet qui transtulit). It was first seen in the colonies in 1639 on a seal brought from England by Colonel George Fenwick. The meaning of the motto was explained on April 23, 1775 in a letter stamped in Wethersfield, Connecticut: “We fix on our Standards and Drums the Colony arms, with the motto, Qui Transtulit Sustinet, round it in letters of gold, which we construe thus: God, who transplanted us hither, will support us”.
“The vines [on the State Seal] symbolize the Colony brought over and planted here in the wilderness. We read in the 80th Psalm: ‘Thou has brought a vine out of Egypt: Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it” – in Latin, ‘Vineam de Aegypto transtulisti, ejicisti gentes et plantasti eam’; and the motto expresses our belief that He who brought over the vine continues to take care of it – Qui transtulit sustinet”.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_Connecticut

🎶Selah (Delay Breath)…😅
…Sweating “bullets!”

💌…Signed, Sealed, Deliverance!📯
“I’m Yours.”
(-Gabriel, AKA, the Holy Ghost)
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“Fun Facts, Vocab, and Trivia:”
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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.”
-So you converted to Catholicism? What were you before, pagan? 🤔…Actually, I believe it’s pronounced “Presbyterian.”
-Whatcha looking to make? I think you must have misspelled “Prophet!”💸

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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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