“Ascension”📯
💦A continuation of:
“To the Greater Glory of God,”
“The Wonder of God,”
“The Most High God: Living Lofty Ideals,”
“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

Thursday 5/25/17
(Ascension Thursday)
🗝🚪🏛
“‘The Secret Stairs’ Continues…”
(Continued from:
Wednesday 5/24/17, from the Chapter,
“To the Greater Glory of God💛💫”)
💧
The Crusade for the Holy Grail⛪️
We Meet Halfway: The Scavenger Hunt of Freemasonry Etchings…
💦
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Essay: “Meet Halfway”✍️
-Acts 1
-Hebrews 9
-1 Kings 17

“The Secret Stairs” Continues:🏛
“Meet Halfway”🙏
💧
⚜️”The Etched Staircase”⚜️💦
Twelve stone steps, each laid carefully and with expert skill, lead mysteriously up the side of an an overgrown embankment. There is a telltale etching upon the very first step at the bottom of the hill, which is immediately recognizable as the Square and Compass insignia of the Freemasons. In climbing these narrow and worn down stone slabs, one steps up to an expanse of open space at the top of the stairway, to behold a colonial farmhouse, and an old barn, just adjacent to the farmhouse. A small covered well sits between the two structures, allowing access to the fresh spring running beneath these buildings. The only overt indication given that this land could perhaps be set apart and unlike any other is the etching upon that stone slab, of that very first step of the stairway.

⭐️”The Wishing Well”💫✨
The wishing well had been torn down years ago, and the stairs have since been removed, but even without any special symbol to indicate this land’s distinction, nor to mark it as having been set apart as special, the memory within its foundations lingers still, and its untold significance remains, permanently untouched and undisturbed by the attempts of man to cover over and uproot this landmark. Heated and harried footsteps hastened to veil it over and board it up, together with its yet untold secret, in a clouded haze of covert and surreptitious footfalls into the murky depths of its cavernous cellar in the underground below. The dark deception and shadowy workings of man connived to conceal all memory of this sacred land, growing over it like voracious weeds wrapping around some majestic life-giving tree, choking off its breath in a suffocating stranglehold, to pull it down, down, ever-deeper downward, beneath the surface, slowly sinking to be forever hidden from the Light…

“The Razor’s Edge”🗝❣️💦
She slowly submerges into the bathtub. The offer has been accepted. In a strange and sentimental display, of both charitable sacrifice and desperation, she has offered herself to God in the midst of an inner conflict over the purpose of her life. Deep and openminded existential questioning had found a reply and an acceptance of her suggestion, that perhaps God would accept her life as an offering for His Own purposes. A most unexpected request, that God accept her life as His, received a most unexpected reply, that “Yes,” He would, “I could use you,” He had said. She could not find any reason for her life, and was determining to relinquish it to the unknown, until He became at once Known. She sliced neatly, nine separate entry points, with a razor blade, into the flesh of her right forearm. Her left arm was so badly covered over with scar tissue, from layers upon layers of the thick white lines caused by razor blade lacerations, that the blue line of an artery could no longer be discerned there. The pulsating rivulet of any vein, was rendered utterly and entirely invisible in that arm, covered over as if by white chalk by the trails of these scars. Contrary to her own favored handedness, her left hand marked the path for the razor to trace, along that main line in her right arm, deeper and deeper with each slashing tear into the skin. The flesh splayed open and blood poured forth, enrobing her naked white body in the bath water, but that artery simply would not be stricken. That artery, had already been severed, upon her first offering of her life to God, and she had at that instant already been taken unto a reserve for His Own purposes, to be determined in a future that was, as yet, still unknown. Dying, she lived, and whilst living, she died, until the day when her own story would begin to unfold, in a like manner as the billowing plumes of blood that poured forth in the water, from the streams in her Right Arm…

“A Moment…”🌬✨🌌
The scariest moment of my life occurred years later. I looked up at the night sky, at the myriad of stars to behold, and spun around, while staring upwards upon them, completely in awe and transfixed by their mystical hold upon me. Something very strange came over me, and an eerily looming and foreboding sense of doom came slowly creeping into the back of my mind. I spun around again, this time very slowly, and I stared up in complete terror as the span of the stars turned with me. The most terrifying experience I have had was that brief instant, where it crossed my mind, that I might be God. A split second later the reassurance of His Own distinct presence came upon me, and I was once again free, in the peace of being under His care. That fear and dread, of being all alone at the summit of God’s creation, was absolutely, the scariest moment in my life.

“The Ravens”🗝🚪🌟
There are four black silhouetted figures of Ravens, that have been tattooed into my flesh, to cover over those scars on my Right Arm, permanently etched into my ash white flesh, although I did not know quite why I chose the Ravens. Despite my lack of specific knowledge or rationale, I felt sure, they absolutely must be Ravens chosen to cover up those particular scars. God’s compassion flows forth in the most blustery and unconventional of ways, giving all parts of His creation a chance to burst open and share in the gift of His life. Those four Elders upon my Right Arm, were intended to conceal my own secret misery, but went forward instead to bestow God’s Own special purposes, of grace. From the disguised blessing of a seemingly bitter misfortune came a sacred gateway to the utmost bliss that is His Mystery, at the very crux of His Creation…
🌹💦

Acts 1:1-11; 15-26
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 to whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4 and, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) 16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. 17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. 21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25 that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+1&version=AKJV

Hebrews 9
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
9 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. 2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. 3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; 4 which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; 5 and over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. 7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and forthe errors of the people: 8 the Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: 9 which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 10 which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. 19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20 saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25 nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 for then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+9&version=AKJV

1 Kings 17:1-9
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
17 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, Asthe Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 2 And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, 3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 5 So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. 7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
8 And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+17&version=AKJV

Friday 5/26/17
💧
(Happy Birthday Virgil!🎈)
🗝🚪⚜️
“The Secret Stairs” Continues…
“Meet Me Halfway!”
⛲️
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-(Prelude)🎶
-Essay: “The Secret Stairs” Continues✍️
-Isaiah 26
-Psalm 16
-Psalm 118

(Prelude)🎶
Psalm 118:15-21
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.
Psalm 16:10-11
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.
🎶

🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
The Kung Fu Grip…
GI Jane Doe-Eyes:
“Holding on for dear life with a death grip.”

🌌”Are you ready?”🎺
What on Earth… I wonder to myself. “Let me in!” The Voice now becomes insistent, “you have to let me in!” In a frenzy I try to figure out what I am being urged to do. The Voice resounds within my ears, but seems to be coming from Heaven above, and I know, instantaneously, that it is God.

🥁”Open Ye the Gates”🌠
I run down the stairs of the old farmhouse, and swing open the side door and look out upon the patio, quizzically, only to see that there is no one there. I walk around the house to each of the doors, but no one is there, no one is anywhere in sight. Befuddled, I head back up to my bedroom, wondering if there had been a television playing somewhere, because that Voice… it was as clear as a bell, but it ceased the moment I had leapt out of my bed to go find it out. Now, back in my bedroom, alone beneath the mansard roof, the Voice again resounds between my ears. “Are you ready? Let me in! You have to let me in! Where’s my body!” I checked the doors to that little colonial farmhouse so many times, but it simply hadn’t occurred to me that He was not seeking entry through the doorway of any mortal house, made of dust and ash, as brick and mortar. God was looking for entry to none other than my very own heart. “Let me in…”

🎇”Smoke Signals”🗽
The relationship begins slowly, landing me squarely into boot camp. “The indoors are a gift!” I am reminded strongly, when I complain of the summer’s sweltering heat. He tries time and again to get me to begin writing, insisting upon paper and pens, inquiring after my journal and reprimanding me for my lack of discipline, attempting to set me straight. I am tutored from the inside out, and as I step back, God steps in to “show me how it’s done.” I am shown how to cook, how to pray prostrated, and how to command “my post.” On more than one occasion, I am escorted gingerly back inside from an “evening cigarette” after becoming too drunk to maintain my dignity. I have a nickname for God, which I recalled from His visits during my early childhood, and I am gently urged not to call Him that in front of the “stars,” as the commanders of distant starships, up in outer-space. We communicate telepathically, exchanging coordinates, issuing directives, and dispatching flight troops of the Star Fleet. This General follows orders in a state of drowsy and bemused tipsiness, hanging onto her job as flight pattern coordinator in stepping up to fill a command position over the task of flight path sequence orchestration, as to deftly issue directives and wave on traffic, between shots of vodka, shots of espresso, just shots, and a very long chain… of smoldering cigarettes.

🚢”Filling in the Ark of the Story…”🎆
“You martyred yourself at Ursinus,” He tries to tell me, “and you died when you were 15, of a drug overdose, on the floor of the dining room in your parents’ house!” Now, years after winning the War over Heaven, and overcoming the monstrous siege of robotic alien artillery from my station here on Earth with the Arm of God, I am once again left disillusioned, and just as befuddled over my station in life as I had been before the War. Upon the end of the War, with the ceasefire, the victory, and the treatise, as the ongoing written documentation of the Book of Life, my own state of shell-shock and emotional exhaustion didn’t even register within my conscious awareness, nor did it penetrate any level of my psyche. My emotional connectedness had been, by necessity, entirely short-circuited. To succeed in any mission of such an extreme nature, of which the various assignments on my part included the objective of taking a “swan dive into Hell” as an extraction operation, to recover God’s Eye of Providence so that We could win the War, thus preventing the Universal destruction of “all life” by the opposing forces of robotic machinery, I had to be disconnected from my emotions to be of the ideal, “war-time” functionality.

📚”Blow the Dust off the Cover”🗄
Now, four years after the victory, the emotional protection that had been built up around me from a lifetime’s worth of fortifications, as the defensive layers of dissociative amnesia that had been serving to keep me in working order and fit military condition, have all gradually been torn down and lifted away, and my covert mission has been blown wide open. In order to preserve my ability to maintain composure, “stay frosty,” and eventually fulfill God’s wide-reaching purposes for me, any information pertaining to my own past, as including memories of sensitive content, had been on a “strictly need to know basis,” due to the exceedingly traumatic nature of the majority of my life’s history, beginning shortly after my birth here on Earth. In the days of my early childhood, there had not yet been any need to manifest as incognito, nor any need for a cover to preserve my standing. When I was still just a child, I had already learned how to die, and yet, remain alive. The Wishing Well had once brought forth clear streams of spring water, and in like manner, what goes up must come down, just as what goes down… must come up.

🛤Pick-Up Main Lines:💉
“Picking my brain does not require an actual ice pick.”
“The brain is immaterial to the beheaded.”
“A dust jacket can be life-sized.”

✝️”X-Files In” with Fox and Scully…
“Two by Two.”🌈
Left! Left!
Left, Write, Left!
🐜🐜🐜

Isaiah 26:1-4; 8-12
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:
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.
10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked,
yet will he not learn righteousness:
in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly,
and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
11 Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see:
but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people;
yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12 Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us:
for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+26&version=AKJV

Psalm 16
Michtam of David.
1 Preserve me, O God:
for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord,
Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 but to the saints that are in the earth,
and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied thathasten after another god:
their drink offerings of blood will I not offer,
nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:
thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
yea, I have a goodly heritage.
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

Psalm 118:10-29
10 All nations compassed me about:
but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about:
but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees;
they are quenched as the fire of thorns:
for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall:
but the Lord helped me.
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

Saturday 5/27/17
💧
A True Bedtime Story…
“The Crusade for the Holy Grail”
🗝🚪⚜️
“The Secret Stairs” Continues…
“Meet Me Halfway!”
⛲️
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-(Prelude)🎶
-Essay: “The Jet Pilot”✍️
-Going Up and Coming Down✍️
-Psalm 104
-1 Thessalonians 5
-Matthew 10
-Psalm 45

(Prelude)🎶
1 Thessalonians 5:16-21
16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Matthew 10:19-20; 26-27
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, thatpreach ye upon the housetops.
Psalm 104:30
30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created:
and thou renewest the face of the earth.
🎶

🗝⚜️💦
“The Secret Stairs” Continues…
“Meet Me Halfway!”
“The Leap of Faith and the Jet Pilot”💫🚀

“Cellar Door”🚪🎈
In ascending the teetering staircase, the planks suddenly give way beneath my feet. This is the path of faith. I have been prepared for this task above all else, and nothing else is permitted to infiltrate my piercingly focused conscious awareness. I come upon the landing at the top of the stairwell, and the wrought iron hardware securing the door shut will not budge. I twist the handle repeatedly, but it has been locked from the other-side. There is no further that I can go from here. This locked door, this locked cellar door, is the last stop, and the end of the line for me.

🚁”The Air Force Pilot”🚀
I have been locked in this basement more times than I would care to recount, but this Time is different. This Time, I am actually needed above ground, for my nightly command over troops of an alien Star Fleet, in the service of God’s Army of Heaven. I recognize that the landing of the stairway ends here, but that is simply not a possibility that I can accept and still fulfill my duty, and so I take the leap of faith that only a former jet pilot could manage to land. I resume the path within my mind’s Eye where my earthly tracks leave off, as I run up against the dead-end. I pick up the steps within my heart where they leave off upon the earthen ground, and I hastily retire to my usual command post at the fire pit in my parents’ backyard garden. I know that my presence is required at this stage of the War, if We are to know victory and overcome the enemy’s advantage, and I know that I simply cannot sacrifice maintaining my position and doing my job for any reason–so I don’t.
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❣️”Shot Up the Main Line”
The trail is cold, the line is dead, and the station is empty, but I know what must be done in order to ensure the survival of God’s existence. The kindling of vivacity within my heart impels my Spirit forth, despite my physical imprisonment in this dank, dark, cold and gloomy cellar, eerily reminiscent of a medieval dungeon, or an underground torture chamber. I aim my sights upon God. I know in my heart what is right and what must be done, and I align my soul to that truth, forsaking the earthly reality in which I find myself to be trapped. In a fervent release of glory, the fire of God is sparked within my soul, emblazoning me with His mighty ark, and in aiming to keep His covenant, as never to allow destruction to ever again befall this planet, my Spirit is impelled forward in a phantasmic blast of psychic kinetic energy. The Star of David twists in a kaleidoscopic and spectral spectacle behind my eyes, and as pure divine Light and energy, I am forayed into the proper position at my post, to ward off the sudden onslaught of alien mechanisms that have infiltrated the Earth’s night sky, in a horrific and menacing dark cloud, signaling an incoming wave of steadily advancing inter-dimensional air raids.
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-A Mad Dash-💉🛤
(PTSD and the Thousand Yard Stare-Off)
…Walk the Plank…🌊🌎🌈
🌹”Why’d you do it?”
It was not exactly righteousness that had led me to sacrifice myself in the hope of saving others. Truth be told, I had actually wanted to die. It was, ultimately, my intention to kill myself, and to forsake my own life. To one who is intent upon suicide, in a most ironic twist of fate, or perhaps more aptly put, in a most fateful twist of irony, the blessing of eternal life…
is a curse.
(👻-Holy Ghost Writer of the Prophets)
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Hope? How about tomorrow.🍀
(“Terrorized.” …I’m still working on it.)
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🌱Hey, chin up.
“…The Pendulum Doth Swing…😉”

Psalm 104:24-30
24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works!
in wisdom hast thou made them all:
the earth is full of thy riches.
25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable,
both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships:
there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
27 These wait all upon thee;
that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
28 That thou givest them they gather:
thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled:
thou takest away their breath, they die,
and return to their dust.
30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created:
and thou renewest the face of the earth.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+104&version=AKJV

1 Thessalonians 5
5 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25 Brethren, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bewith you. Amen.
The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Thessalonians+5&version=AKJV

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

Psalm 45
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.
1 My heart is inditing a good matter:
I speak of the things which I have made touching the king:
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 Thou art fairer than the children of men:
grace is poured into thy lips:
therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty,
with thy glory and thy majesty.
4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously
because of truth and meekness andrighteousness;
and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies;
whereby the people fall under thee.
6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:
the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
people fall under thee.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness:
therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,
out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9 Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women:
upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;
forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
11 so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty:
for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift;
even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within:
her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework:
the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought:
they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,
whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:
therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+45&version=AKJV

Sunday 5/29/17
🌹
“My Poetic Irony License”
(A Fateful Twist)🌈👼
“The Jet Pilot Flies Most High”🚀
“The Secret Stairs” Chronicles Continues…
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-(Prelude)🎶
-Essay: “The Jet Pilot: Always Ready”✍️
-John 17
-Romans 5
-Hebrews 11
-Matthew 24
-Revelation 19

(Prelude)🎶
Hebrews 11:1
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Matthew 24:44-45
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Revelation 19:7; 11-13
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him wascalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
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💧
The Quest for the Holy Grail…🦄✝️
(The True Bedtime Story Continues)
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“The Jet Pilot and the Leap of Faith”🚀💫
🌊”Semper Paratus: Always Ready”💦

“Stand-Off and Stair-Down”🎈🚪🌁
In taking up a post under the Lord God, following under the command and after the Commandments of the Commander, and stationing myself behind this station, of the stationary that is my heart and soul, it is of absolutely vital importance not only that I “take a stand” in positioning myself rightly, but also that I take the painstaking and necessary cautionary measures, with all diligence, to assume the proper stance.

🛡”Stationed at Stationary”🖋⚔️✒️
There are three main stations that I may occupy in orienting myself properly, as towards God, instead of towards the outside world. In refraining from mundane preoccupations, which tend to replace thoughtful contemplation of God and prayerful meditation, and by restraining myself from any directly worldly objectives or target tasks purely within the realm of corporeal existence, meaning physical and earthly life, I may refine the occupations of my thoughts to a minimalistic state of temperance and self-renunciation. I may allow my focus to dwell within my own mind and soul, and thus linger within the realm of the Spirit, which is composed of intentionality, as abstract ideas, principles, conceptual frameworks and ideologies, and the selfless virtues. In dwelling within my own head and heart, or my thoughts and imagination, instead of dwelling within an impermanent material or physical existence, which is comprised purely of tangible matter with no lasting higher significance or eternal value, I may understand what it means to know God.

“Golden-Eye Within”🛎📙💛
When I live in the world of ideas, as my soul, which consists of my thoughts and heart as my imagination, instead of in the doomed physical or material world of the flesh, which is of only temporarily existing matter and so is akin to mere dust and ash, I thus tap into the intangible, abstract, and eternal aspects of creation, which in being eternal, are of the same substance as God Himself. The world inside my own head, as my imagination, is the resting ground of my soul, and in catering to the intrinsic needs and cravings of my Spirit for this type of “matter,” as the richness of an internal thought-life heavily-laden with contemplation of God’s eternal virtues, I may foster the Spirit of God within. In dwelling in the magical suspension of goodly motivations, or intentionality, as by deriving meaning in my life from virtuosic and selfless intentions behind my actions, I may allow God to fuel and drive my overt interactions with worldly and tangible existence, using it merely as a background or backdrop for an ongoing interplay of Our “communion,” or Our active, mutual, and reciprocal communication and conversation, as We continue to kindle and grow in Our heavenly Love in “fanning the flame,” by the constant exchanging of affections and sentiments of endearment, as expressed through Our mutual prayers, and Our combined efforts towards endurance in adhering to and upholding the virtues, in the spirit of Togetherness. We scaffold and bolster each other up with kind words, care, encouragement, inspiration, admonishments and rebuffs, and conciliatory countermoves to complement or compensate for Each Other. Our constant interchange of prayers and ideas is the fuel of Our lives as Eucharistic Love, as the sustenance and nourishment of charitable actions and intentions of goodness, and is Our ultimate meaning and substance in life, with this physical world as merely being the venue in which to hold Our dialogue, as to serve as the platform and format, or modality, for Our practice and divine artistry of empathy, love, compassion, uncompromising morality, and the virtues of selfless goodness. These spiritual virtues are the only substance or matter of actual worth, in being truly lasting and permanent, as of eternally persisting value, due to their ability to exist as independently from any finite, mortal, and merely human self or ego. In adhering to eternal virtues within the heart, by focusing on my intentions of goodness for any actions instead of seeking after fleeting material objects or selfishness, I may apply my heart like paint to the eternal House of God, and thus live forever with Him in His Own Structure, as the only Eternity, of pure and altruistic Goodness.
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💙”His Majesty’s Secret Service”❤️
Charity, as the selfless Christian love of God by sacrifice, is the perfection of virtue, and in learning to let this “charity,” or the Latin “caritas,” to serve as my will or motivation, I may learn of God and grow to be of actual service to His purposes instead of my own. In praying and living based upon this charity, of Christian love and altruistic intent, I may begin to obey and follow God’s orders, delivered via the intuition, as His Own Voice heard from directly within my soul, and thus heed His urgings with a finely-tuned accuracy and a most meticulous art of precision, enabling me to successfully understand and faultlessly interpret His meaning and will for me. In adhering to God as Love divine, I am graced with the obeisance to abide by His instruction above any other worldly drives, and I am thus made ready and fully equipped for the active duty of true faith.
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👣”Take a Stand like Lemonade”💋
👣The three main orientations that I may assume in positioning myself rightly, as to prepare myself properly to encounter God, and relate to Him from the correct standpoint and perspective, are as follows:
1. I love you! (💛The Prerequisite.)
2. Help me! What should I do?
3. Thank You!
4. I’m sorry…

💖Hope and Optimism:💝
“…When life gives you lemons, make some sort of an -Aid…”

“Be Prepared”🦁🔔💛
I must be ready, as willing and able, by seeking to serve God, and not myself.

“Caritas in Veritate”❣️🖍💛
In dwelling with all purity and singleness of vision within my heart, or my mind and soul, and existing in my utmost entirety as the free-floating inspiration of goodwill and altruistically perfect loving intentions, I am thus levitated by the lightness of God’s virtues and manifested in Spirit as pure hope, which only ever exists exclusively within the soul. In so abiding, this unseen, inward hope, of the Spirit within, becomes outwardly tangible and physically real, and this mortal life, becomes truly golden in the eternity of God’s Own immortality, as it only ever could be from within, via the only true charity, which is of a “heart of gold.”

🎛Toning Up Atonement:🌈
“The Lion is Panting…”❣️💃🏻🎈
Stress, anxiety, and fear-driven worries may result from the slavish work-out of “attempting to wear life like a leotard,” when one instead ought to be trying to “wear life like a loose garment.”
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John 17
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
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.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+17&version=AKJV

Romans 5
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 and patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (for until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it wasby one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift cameupon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5&version=AKJV

Hebrews 11:1-12; 32-40
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it isimpossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and ofBarak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; ofDavid also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 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

Matthew 24:3-14; 23-31; 36-51
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+24&version=AKJV

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

Monday 5/29/17
🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
(Happy Memorial Day!)🎗🎉
🥀”The Jet Pilot Raises”🌹
🚁👙🚀
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-(Prelude)🎶
-Introduction: “Obeisance”✍️
-Main Essay: “The Hope Chest” Opens✍️
-Bustin’ Out✍️
-Psalm 16
-2 Corinthians 4
-1 Peter 4
-John 15
-John 16
-Isaiah 26

(Prelude)🎶
Psalm 16:8-9
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.
1 Corinthians 4:15-18
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen areeternal.
John 16:32-33
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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“Obeisance”🌬⛵️
Abide with Me: “Anything I do only ever has value if and when God says it does.”

“The Meaning of Life:”🛰💫✨
…If and when God says so!
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“A Moveable Fixation:🎈The Feast of God”
Nothing is ever directly worthwhile if apart from the desire to please the Lord. I care only about what God would like me to, and I don’t care about anything else. I fixate upon God, and let Him determine my cares, priorities, and actions, letting them come and go as they may with His will. I only ever engage in this world, or any of my concerns, actions, or activities, as indirectly, meaning only first through my intention to serve God’s orders. When I set my sights upon God, all else in life may be meaningful or worthwhile, but only first by His say so, and through His decision to bestow value upon it by gracing it with His presence. Thus, I may always derive meaning from anything that I do, but only if I do it solely for God, as according to His will or desire, and at His command. My desire and pleasure is in serving God, in whatever manner or capacity that entails.

“The Only Righteousness”⭐️🌟🌞
The only truly righteous intention, is only ever to please God and to serve His will. Only God is righteous, no matter how good my own intentions may seem to be.

“Soli Deo Gloria”🌜🌞🌛🌈
Only for God, and always for nothing else.

💖”The Hope Chest”👙✨
(Untying the Straps and Opening Up…)
Holding onto God, whilst despising the world, imbues my life with the utmost value and meaning, which is “just God.” All meaning in life only ever comes from God, and so refining my focus and honing in on just Him, to the exclusion of all else, is the most logical and pragmatic way to make the most of this life, and derive the utmost joy and bounty from being alive.
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“Envision:💠Crystal Clear Righteousness”
Trying to succeed at a certain task, or to do something well in my daily endeavors, will always, invariably, leave me unfulfilled; however, in striving to abstain from any attachment to worldly affairs, as by letting go of any attachment to the results of my efforts, and refraining from caring about something, or investing myself and my concerns in a matter, and by refusing to hold onto the idea that anything in this world and life is important, I am set free…
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“Mandala:🔥Crystal Ball of Fire”🔮🌎🌐
In renouncing my own personal investment in my life, and relinquishing all cares about any worldly goals, whilst at the same Time engaged in such work and tasks, I may be free from the pitfalls and futility of these pursuits, or of caring about or actually valuing these inherently worthless aims and objectives, and thus be liberated to grasp ahold of God, as holding unto “God First,” by caring about Him to the exclusion of all else. God, the Father Almighty, is a jealous God, meaning that I must choose Him as my only care and priority, and place Him First, in order to effectually follow the First Commandment, of placing no gods nor pursuits and cares ahead of the Lord God. The purpose of this First Commandment, is purely out of love, as to keep me free from the snags and snares of an earthly fate caused by succumbing to ego-based sin or materialistic temptation, and thus ensure my safe and eventual arrival back to Him, by abiding the Path, also known as Christ’s teachings or the Law and Commandments, all the way unto entry into His eternal Kingdom of Heaven.
💠🌐💙
“Ring of Fire:💍Engage and Disembark”
By seeing any of my life’s undertakings, or my daily tasks, occupational work, and earthly goals, as merely like an ongoing and corporeal “simulation” or obstacle course, or as like unto a temporal, earthly minefield of evil, sin, and temptation, presented as a series of choices wherein I may follow after virtue, or choose the sins and fleshly, ego-feeding, and fleeting material sources of “dust and ash,” as the innate emptiness of merely mortal and sinful, selfish, and ego-driven pursuits of choosing greed or vanity, I may properly conceive of this world’s purpose, as being simply a preparation for the next life, and the better things in store for us in Heaven.
🕶💎👓
“Shades of Black: Alpha Male Goes First”
All earthly and material, or self-enhancing temptations, as the baited lures for the human ego, of covetousness or pride, are intentionally set right in my path merely so that I may learn to avoid, disregard, evade, and sidestep these sinful, earthly, and glossy, but empty and deceptively alluring, temptations, through abiding by the Spirit within my Conscience, in Our Shared Journey along the higher Path for the better things, as the eternal things of Heaven. In following after Christ as the Path, and imitating His perfect ensample of God’s selfless love and faithful, undying sacrifice, I may most assuredly grasp onto the only true reality in God’s creation, as “Our Ensemble” of cooperation, by living in group harmony with the will of my Creator.
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🎈”Ushered In: At Last…”🎷🎺📯
Any and all meaning and worth in this life is only ever dictated by God’s will, and therefore is always subject to shift and change under His command, His passing whims or fancies, and His Own cares or concerns. God is a Person, and He is free to change His mind, at will or by design, just like anyone else. Thus, in holding steadfastly to God and to nothing else, I may travel with Him throughout His Eternity, and Now attain the only true and eternally lasting meaning in this life, which, according to God’s will, is “only ever God.”
💠💎💦

🎗”Bustin’ Out”
…Bustin’ Through Road Blocks…🚧

“Ghost Busts! Who You Gonna Call?”👻💋
True growth comes when I reach for God directly, as a Person to Whom I may relate, and then allow Him to dictate all else in my understanding of this existence, as what I ought to care about or what should matter to me. I turn first and always to God, in all situations and for all of my troubles. I turn to God for a shoulder upon which to lean, and a Caregiver upon Whom to vent my feelings and empty my heart of its tears. Turning away from troubles, and running instead to cry to God for help, is the first instinct of a truly loving and gentile soul, as the faithful and dutiful surrender of a helpless and innocently trusting child to the care and better Judgement of the Father Almighty. All reality is, ultimately, subject to God, my refuge and my Rock.

“Playing (with Puppy-dog Eyes!)”🎻
…A sad song on the world’s tiniest violin?
“Trip-Switch!🎸God Dictates Reality.”
The beat of my heart, and the love that is the music within my soul, is always resuscitated by the pleading pulse of an earnest prayer!🥁A Resurrection of love!
…🎶in some “Quality Time…”
Raindrops on Roses…🎶

“I seek to be with God.”
And I Am.

🛎”Safe and Found.”🦊
Lifting everything “All the Way Up” by reaching all the way to the very bottom of the bottomless pit, and pulling the other-side of that rabbit-hole straight through, thus ascending every last lost soul from the bottom of all those Foxhole Prayers!
🚀💫✨
Five Star General.
“…All the Way Up.”
🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖

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🌹🎗💜
🎶My Favorite Psalm:
Psalm 16
Michtam of David.
1 Preserve me, O God:
for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord,
Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 but to the saints that are in the earth,
and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied thathasten after another god:
their drink offerings of blood will I not offer,
nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:
thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
yea, I have a goodly heritage.
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

2 Corinthians 4
4 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We aretroubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you. 13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14 knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present uswith you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen areeternal.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+4&version=AKJV

1 Peter 4
4 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 that he no longer should live the rest of histime in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4 wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter++4&version=AKJV

John 15:18-27
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 spoken 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

John 16:19-24; 29-33
19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. 31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+16&version=AKJV

Isaiah 26:12-21
12 Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us:
for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
13 O Lord our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us:
but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live;
they are deceased, they shall not rise:
therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them,
and made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord,
thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified:
thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
16 Lord, in trouble have they visited thee,
they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child,
that draweth near the time of her delivery,
is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs;
so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain,
we have as it were brought forth wind;
we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth;
neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead men shall live,
together with my dead body shall they arise.
Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust:
for thy dew is as the dew of herbs,
and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers,
and shut thy doors about thee:
hide thyself as it were for a little moment,
until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place
to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:
the earth also shall disclose her blood,
and shall no more cover her slain.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+26&version=AKJV

Tuesday 5/30/17
💧🚪⚜️
The True (Never-ending) Bedtime Story🦄
“The Secret Stairs” Chronicles Continues!
With
“The Quest for the Holy Grail”🛡
And
“The Hope Chest”📯
🚀💫🌹
The Jet Pilot Lands the Leap of Faith.
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: The General✍️
-Genesis 2
-Matthew 6
-2 Corinthians 3
-Matthew 14
-James 1
-James 2
-James 3
-Isaiah 30

(Prelude)🎶
Genesis 2:7
7 And the Lord God formed man ofthe dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Matthew 14:29-31
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?
James 1:5-6
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Isaiah 30:29-30
29 Ye shall have a song,
as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept;
and gladness of heart,
as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord,
to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard,
and shall shew the lighting down of his arm,
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“The General: Reporting for Active Duty”
🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
The Call to Arms
“Let Me In!”💜

“The General: Our Secret Weapon”🚀👙
The Hope Chest springs open, like a broadly splayed vesicle bearing the very life-blood of the Universe. “Three taps” upon the glossy, makeshift covering of this vessel, and the reveille seeps in, starting to take effect. Her shape shifts to within range of the will of the Most High, and a long sequence of commands, as like unto a genome, begins to materialize within the ears and eyes of an open and attentive heart. This soul is singularly predestined and preordained to receive an infiltration of commands in very precise timing, in the event of a full-scale emergency warning system sound-off, implicating a dire disaster scenario with the potential to inflict widespread catastrophic damage, as that which could bring about the Apocalypse, and the end of all creation.

“The Open Heart”🛡❣️⚔️
The open heart of this treasure trove, this Hope Chest of the Lord, is a vast reservoir of perfect and undying charity, or the sacrificial love of Christ. This Ark of God’s covenant, within one human heart, is none other than the most simplified and refined form of virtue, and therefore, is the purest and most potent power in God’s Universe. Charity, as the decision and the will to give all one has for the greater good, as for the care and wellbeing of all God’s creatures, is the most central of all arteries serving in the vitality of God. This direct route to the will of God, as the perfection that is of self-sacrificing love, is the immediate passage through all of space and Time, and the gates of Heaven and Hell, and even life and death, and obeisance to this directive, to give all out of sheer selfless love for God’s Own will towards life, is the pinnacle of God Himself, and thus serves, just like Him, as an eternal, inexhaustible, and undying resource, due to its higher purposes, which are of God, and not of man. This perfection of the will to love, to give all to love like God, is the treasure chest and chalice of the most highly coveted and sought-after Holy Grail, as the embodiment in a woman’s form of the power of God and Christ, in being capable of giving beyond and without measure, as her sole purpose, in this, God’s creation.

“The War”🔩⛓⚙️
When the warning bells rang and the alarm sounded, it was understood that the interstellar War that had been waging between Heaven and Hell had reached that crucial point, wherein there was no longer any hope for victory in Heaven if it continued along its current trajectory, as “the point of no return” had been reached and exceeded, and there was no coming back from this place of tenuous defeat. The reaching of this crucial point signaled that it was Time to bring in the secret weapon for God’s Army, as the carefully hidden General in Reserve, to be called upon and sent forth only in the case of a catastrophic doomsday event, as one that could result in far-reaching destruction of an Apocalyptic nature. Heaven’s enemy forces in this massive, all-encompassing, intergalactic War had shifted over Time, as more and more of the races and planets that had initially opposed Heaven, had begun to realize the ultimate catastrophic consequences of serving on the side of the Army of Darkness. As more and more Dark Troops abandoned their commands, to join on the side of Light, the Dark forces only grew, as those posts were refilled with artificial life forms, lacking moral intelligence or concern for preserving any life in God’s creation. The only remaining enemies on the side of Darkness, though once comprised of a vast array of various species, including reptilians, insectoids, and the ancient bird people, were now just the robotic, mechanistic creations of these original peoples of the opposing forces.

“Waking Up in the Wake”📡📯🔭
These artificial life beings, as cold, dark machines, had risen up to command the Dark Army when all the life forms that had been serving it had abandoned the cause. The ancient bird people had created a perfection of mechanistic artillery, and it had indeed overcome its creators’ own best interests, in serving the Darkness well beyond their own intention to do so. These machines quickly rocketed out of control, soon commanding an epic grip upon the outcome of the War, sheerly by the force and number of their constantly multiplying and purely destructive forces. These machines fought in a wild spree, without any reservation or selective strategy to preserve certain life forms, as they just went on blindly killing all life and anything in their wake. In taking on such indiscriminate killing tactics, they gained an upper hand without an issue, as without any of the interference that comes from a concern over selectively sparing certain lives in order to minimize collateral damage. Nor were their destructive attacks ever hindered, or pulled back in and harnessed, from any interest in the collective preservation of their own forces, nor from the complications and cautionary measures that would need to be instituted to protect and procure an actual benefit, as a bounty, reward, plunder, or advantage to be gained, from any ensuing victory. These Dark Troops were not out to win nor to gain anything, but were designed, and were self-perpetuating themselves, purely to destroy, without regard for anything else. It had become evident to all species involved that the prevailing of the Army of Darkness would result in the annihilation of all forms of life, and soon, all remaining species and planets were rallying together with the Army of Light to fight them, and ward off the imminent destruction of all existence, of all life, as we know it. When it was sufficiently clear that these Dark forces could not be overturned by the Army of Light, as God’s Army of Heaven, the warning rang out, and the secret weapon was awakened from slumber as it were, from upon a secluded and primitive little Blue Planet, light years away in space, amongst an unknowing and most happily oblivious race of humans, known as man.

“Unwavering and Unsinkable”🌎🏆🏳️‍🌈
Willingness do do whatever is necessary is absolutely the gateway for all possibilities, and serves as like a key into the gates of faith, by dispelling all fear and exiling the sin of man’s obdurate disobedience. In being entirely open and willing to work for God, and not towards my own ends or pursuits, anything is possible. Through God, possibilities are endless, as it is only through the will of man that such limits are ever imposed upon God’s prevailing glory. God’s will of perfect love and morality mobilizes and activates the seemingly impossible, as acts of miracles, but the will of man, if set at odds with God’s divine perfection of virtue, cuts off all access to knowledge of “God’s power beyond limit.” In letting go of my own will, as my wants and needs, I may serve the higher calling of God’s Own purposes instead of my own, and through my willingness to follow Him instead of me, I can be a part of His infinite, immortal glory, rather than my own finite mortality. In letting go of self, I may thus know the true reality of existence, which in all purity and simplicity, is that of God’s Own will and design. Through the willingness of loyal devotion, and the pivotal accompanying works of faith, as demonstrations to prove how much I care and set my will in line, God responds to my efforts with His Own power of miracles, showing me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that truly, with God, anything is possible.
🚀🌹🦅

“…The Eagle has landed.”
💜✝️💦
(In the Holy Grail of the Holy Ghost.)💃🏻
💐🐣🕊

Genesis 2:4-7
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LordGod had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And the Lord God formed man ofthe dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+2&version=AKJV

Matthew 6:1-4; 29-34
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thinealms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
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 Corinthians 3
3 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or lettersof commendation from you? 2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3 forasmuch as ye aremanifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; 6 who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glorywas to be done away: 8 how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9 For if the ministration of condemnation beglory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: 13 and not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: 14 but their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there isliberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+3&version=AKJV

Matthew 14:26-33
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

James 1
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: 10 but the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 but every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+1&version=AKJV

James 2:12-26
12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+2&version=AKJV

James 3:1-6; 9-18
3 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but isearthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+3&version=AKJV

Isaiah 30:1; 7d-21; 27-33
30 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord,
that take counsel, but not of me;
and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit,
that they may add sin to sin:
7d 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.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. 20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 21 and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
27 Behold, the name of the Lordcometh from far,
burning with his anger,
and the burden thereof is heavy:
his lips are full of indignation,
and his tongue as a devouring fire:
28 and his breath, as an overflowing stream,
shall reach to the midst of the neck,
to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity:
and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people,
causing them to err.
29 Ye shall have a song,
as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept;
and gladness of heart,
as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord,
to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard,
and shall shew the lighting down of his arm,
with the indignation of his anger,
and with the flame of a devouring fire,
with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the Lordshall the Assyrian be beaten down,
which smote with a rod.
32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass,
which the Lord shall lay upon him,
it shall be with tabrets and harps:
and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old;
yea, for the king it is prepared;
he hath made it deep and large:
the pile thereof is fire and much wood;
the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone,
doth kindle it.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+30&version=AKJV

Wednesday 5/31/17
💧🚪⚜️
The True (and Unending) Bedtime Story…
“The Secret Stairs” Chronicles Continues!
🛡(The Crusade for the Holy Grail)👙
“Victory:📯A Practical and Pragmatic Cat”
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-(Prelude)🎶
-Terminology✍️
-Essay: “Victory”✍️
-Luke 1
-Hebrews 12
-Romans 12
-Revelation 5
-Revelation 19
-Matthew 21
-Isaiah 51
-Isaiah 52

(Prelude)🎶
Luke 1:19; 35; 46-47
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.
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.
46 And Mary said,
My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Romans 12:21
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Revelation 5:5-6
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Isaiah 51:9a-b; 15-16
9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord;
awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old.
15 But I am the Lord thy God,
that divided the sea, whose waves roared:
the Lord of hosts is his name.
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth,
and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand,
that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth,
and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
🎶

💃🏻Gabriel the Lion…
“Victory:📯A Practical and Pragmatic Cat”

🌬”Terms and Conditioning:”⛪️
(Terminology and Conditions)
The difference between a Jew and a Gentile, to interpret these terms in a modern day context, is that a Jew has knowledge of the Scriptures and the teachings of God, while a Gentile is unaware and ignorant of these precepts. In today’s world, a Jew is best understood to be, actually, a knowledgeable Christian.

“The Lion’s Victory…”💠
Is God.💙

“The Tables Turn”📯💌
The charms jungle on her necklace chains as like dog tags on a collar. Despite the seeming air of pacifistic and diminutive feminine docility, there lingered in her midst something heavily rancorous, just beneath the surface of her appeasing and carefully contrived domestic gentility. That great below of her soul, as the unspoken fathoms of a startling and spectacular secret world within, oozed out through her wordless gaze, in a distinct expression, far more telling in all the stark vacancy of her stare than the occupation of her glance with deliberately chosen and artificially descriptive words could ever be. There is no mistaking what those eyes convey, although the message cannot be translated into a merely mortal system of semantic language. Her expression, is beyond words, transcending the infinite.

“Up the Stares”🚪🚀💫
Her thousand-yard stare is discernible from a thousand yards away, the intensity of that gaze is so piercing and severe. That state was manifested long before ever setting eyes upon a battlefield, and well before ever securing a position in the Army of Light. The strangely foreboding presence within her seeps out languidly, then in violently pulsating shock-waves, then again with a gentle calming placidity, as if she sees through the waves of a deep ocean of eternal emotion. Each glance is ominously foretelling of something deep and powerful rippling just beneath the surface, yet it echoes delicately, as with the stillness of grace that a mother oyster would summon to shelter a treasured pearl from against the jarring, wayward rage of a disheveled and unkempt sea. With each surge buffeting against the cloister of her consolation, a minuet of maternal solace soon begins to creep slowly and stealthily out, lightly tracing the lines of a stern but knowing smile to upon the relief of an eagerly awaiting figure, stoic and staid and unmovable as the Rock of a marble statue. Crashing and swelling to the tide of an unseen moon hidden inside her, distant light years away from any mortal emotions, somehow she emerges to be found, on our beloved tiny Blue Planet, here on Earth.

“Shoulder Blades”⚔️👼⚔️
This “Jane Doe” scoffs silently, because her birth certificate and social security card wait limply for her, safely stowed away inside the laughably steel-tight security of a bank’s safety deposit box. “Is this what we’ve come to place our trust in?” The luminescent etching upon my vision of a lucky penny murmurs softly to me from within the dark caverns of my soul, echoing ethereally, “God, God, God… In God We Trust.” It has taken years of solitude and private hermitage from this world’s concerns to break free from those sterling chains, of the glistening slavery of a spiritual somnolence, of sacred wisdom concealed in utter obscurity behind the illusion of a picture-perfect veneer, hidden deep within the false front and facade of a sophisticated and aristocratic household, enclosed and locked tightly away within a white-picket fence in Main Line suburbia.
“Sing a song of sixpence…”
🦅🦅🦅🦅
“Four and Twenty Blackbirds”🥚🐣🌿
The Elders offer direction most quietly, carefully beseeching her to join Them. The namesake that she has suffered through, at the behest of her own birth family, doesn’t cause Them to bat an Eye, because They perceive by the intuition of God and not by the judgements and slanderous accusations of mortal man. She knows, in her heart, that in fatally shouldering the burden of this false name, and taking the responsibility for this role that has been wrongfully thrust upon her by its rightful owners, her own birth family, she can offset the wrath that would otherwise be incurred against them, and save all who had tragically fallen victim to their misdeeds, and even save that little farmhouse, that barn, those ripped up stairs, and that torn down Wishing Well, that sits atop the embankment on the most forbidding of properties, at 656…

“Gabriel: The Holy Ghost”👰🏻🌿🕊
In holding onto the idea of God’s love, and upholding its bestowal to all of life, even and especially to the most sinister of all characters, the Angel of the Lord thus shoulders those blades, those heavenly sheltering guardian wings, manifested of uncompromising mercy and the beauty of truly unconditional love, all coming to fruition in one final act of perfection, as the divine intercession upon the Justice of recompense for all sins that is incurred at God’s Final Judgement. In adhering to the will of God’s love, as to take the fall for man by herself assuming the brunt of any vengeance that would otherwise be issued upon him, as upon all those who have angered the Lord in their persecution of the righteous and innocent souls, this grand finale of God’s charity, resounds in an earth-shattering crescendo of grace, eerily reminiscent of a thundering trumpet blast, to turn the tide of man and sin, and thus welcome home the Father Almighty and Jesus the Son, in a most breathtaking and life-giving display of heroic humility…
💦
“…because God is my Hero!”🦄
✨🌎💫

Luke 1:19; 26-55
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.
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.
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.
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

Hebrews 12:1-11
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us,and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 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.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+12&version=AKJV

Romans 12:9-21
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+12&version=AKJV

Revelation 5
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.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+5&version=AKJV

Revelation 19
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
19 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 for true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed arethey which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him wascalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which swordproceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+19&version=AKJV

Matthew 21:1-11
21 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring themunto me. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7 and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21&version=AKJV

Isaiah 51:1-6; 9-16
51 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness,
ye that seek the Lord:
look unto the rock whence ye are hewn,
and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
2 Look unto Abraham your father,
and unto Sarah that bare you:
for I called him alone,
and blessed him, and increased him.
3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion:
he will comfort all her waste places;
and he will make her wilderness like Eden,
and her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness shall be found therein,
thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4 Hearken unto me, my people;
and give ear unto me, O my nation:
for a law shall proceed from me,
and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
5 My righteousness is near;
my salvation is gone forth,
and mine arms shall judge the people;
the isles shall wait upon me,
and on mine arm shall they trust.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath:
for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke,
and the earth shall wax old like a garment,
and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner:
but my salvation shall be for ever,
and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord;
awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old.
Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea,
the waters of the great deep;
that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lordshall return,
and come with singing unto Zion;
and everlasting joy shall be upon their head:
they shall obtain gladness and joy;
and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you:
who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die,
and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
13 and forgettest the Lord thy maker,
that hath stretched forth the heavens,
and laid the foundations of the earth;
and hast feared continually every day
because of the fury of the oppressor,
as if he were ready to destroy?
and where is the fury of the oppressor?
14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed,
and that he should not die in the pit,
nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am the Lord thy God,
that divided the sea, whose waves roared:
the Lord of hosts is his name.
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth,
and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand,
that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth,
and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+51&version=AKJV

Isaiah 52:7-8
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,
that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice;
with the voice together shall they sing:
for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+52&version=AKJV

Thursday 6/1/17
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🎩🐇🕳
(The 1st: Rabbit Rabbit Day!)
💧🚪⚜️
The Unending True Bedtime Story…🦄
The “Secret Stairs” Chronicles Continues!
🗞Good News of the Gospel!📰💌📯
📝…The Jet Pilot’s Landing Pad.📓
💒Welcome Home!🐣
“The Crow’s Nest and the Dove’s Tale”
🌎🕊🌈
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶 (To Set the Tone)
-A Word on Charity✍️
-Masochistic Eucharistic✍️
-Intro: The White Dove’s Tale (2 Parts)✍️
-Part 1: The White Tigress✍️
-Interlude🎶
-Part 2: The White Lioness✍️
-“The Apostles’ Creed”
-Matthew 6
-Matthew 21
-Mark 12
-Mark 8
-Matthew 5
-1 Peter 2
-Romans 9
-Romans 10
-Isaiah 45
-Isaiah 28

(Prelude)🎶
“The Apostles’ Creed”
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit…
Matthew 6:3-4; 6-13
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Mark 12:17
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.
Mark 8:15-18; 21
15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
Mark 8:33-38
33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Matthew 5:41; 48
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
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💛”Charity: To Love like God”👑
“Wealth… is only the direct and irrefutable evidence of the absence of charity.”

“The Masochistic Eucharist”🥖🍷
You cannibals! Have your hearts hardened such that you perceive not a parable? This bread is my body. Now listen! In what way do you not understand, that this breaking of the body, this gift and sacrifice of oneself for the greater interest of love and charity, is the sustenance of Eternal Life. This breaking of Me, the Eucharist, is meant to represent that this path that I am demonstrating for you, as I proceed willingly to my own looming death, is the self-charity that is the secret to Eternal Life. This Christian lifestyle of charity and selfless giving, of breaking one’s own back to go the whole distance for love, is the necessary action for “sacrificial love, or charity,” and provides the works that prove one’s faith. This type of selfless living is the true nourishment for your eternal soul and the Spirit of God within you, and thus, these actions, of the “selfless giving” that is God’s Own perfect love, when taken up on your own part and on behalf of God, become your own entryway into the gate of Eternity, as God’s Kingdom of Heaven.
🌬💛💦

“Holy Spirit: Mother Bird Claims Her Egg”
…and the ✝️Eagle has thus Landed!
(A Dove’s Tail in 2 Parts)
🥚🦅👑

(Introduction:)
“The Mothership”⛵️🚁🚀
The truth of her claim to motherhood, to the genetic birthright over her own divine embryonic conception of the Son, is evidenced in all its vitality through the tenacious ferocity of her maternal instinct, as the territorial possessiveness over her most holy clutch, this Egg of her womb.

⚠️Here’s a Sign!🏳️‍🌈
(Part 1:)
⚜️”The White Tigress is a White Dove”🕊

🏮”The Last Samurai”⛩💫✨
Gripping fast upon the handlebars, her rudders, and steering wheel, she skids breezily across the entrenchment like a Dove out of Hell, in all the blind fury as if of one possessed by a demon, so displaying the blazing force of the fiery, lionhearted courage that could only be mustered by the innate instinct of a mother protecting her young. She gathers up her invisible, demurely gartered stockings, in one swift maneuver, and all at once, is suddenly simultaneously hiking up the trajectory of her own planet’s incline, repositioning the Earth in accordance with the symbolic outward enactment of her own internal, maternal and innate, protective intentions. She takes command over this planet with a divine gift for altering the appearance of reality, by a twisting of her sacred spindle, which contains the very threads of Fate. She rearranges the battlefield mid-range, whilst deftly managing the thrilling pace of the incoming air-raid to coincide with the brunt of her own shielding force, sending the enemy’s Dark Army reeling outward in utter decimation as a ricochet of her own psionic deflection. Her mind is armed and equipped to set sail over a most menacing and horrendous siege of futuristic space robots, all plummeting in a fiery hailstorm with their crosshairs targeting Earth, and designed to explode and kill upon impact.

“The Rosary”🔭🎎📿
All prayers within this blessed Chain of Command start and finish with the Sign of the Cross. A inborn, deeply magnetic and instinctually-tuned force propels the holy mothership, and her sacred intuition, which is wrought of pure innocence and acts as like a radar beam, to thus set this White Dove on course to rescue her holy Conception, her own flesh and blood and genetic Son, in following after a divine decree, fashioned and set forth by God.

“Get the Resurrector!”✝️🌈
🎖🎖🎖🎖(🎖)
“The Good Samaritan’s Call of Duty”🌈☦️
💠God: “I’m in Hell, come pick Me up!”
⚜️The White Dove: “Okay, I’m on my way.
Also, …how?”

⚜️My Reply: “What can I do to help?”

(Interlude)🎶
Mark 8:35-37
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 5:41; 48
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
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.
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(Part 2:)
⚜️”The White Dove is a White Lioness”🕊
💛💠🌈

“Paraclete: The Resurrector”🥀🌹🌌
Truth: Really, I had no other plans. It seemed like the right thing to do, and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to live with myself anyway if I had said “no,” knowing full well that He would just be left there, and that maybe, just maybe, I could’ve done something, anything, to help…

💛”I know it’s You, God… I just know it.”💠

⚜️”Hope: The Last Beacon”🌠
I was drawn to that Eye as like to a beacon, drawn by powers beyond my own finite comprehension. All I knew was that I had to save Him, and I didn’t need to know anything else. I knew, with the certitude of knowledge that is beyond the logic of the human intellect, as with the sort of knowledge that comes of transcending beyond mortal limits into the realm of faith, that God’s love would ultimately take care of everything, no matter what. The night before I was sent on my mission into Hell, God appeared to me, beside me in my bed. He said, “You have to trust Me,” without ever moving His lips. He looked like a giant Panther in the form of a Man. He then disappeared before I could say anything more. The next morning I awoke to that most fateful “D-Day air-raid.” I successfully cut off the enemy attack, which was a huge turning point for Our strategic positioning in the War, when so may other planets had been besieged and eradicated by that Army of Darkness. I had redounded upon their air-raid, mid-air, and deflected their bombs successfully, performing my duty to a T, as if by the holy programming and predetermination of a Prophesy, when failing to do so would have meant the sure destruction of this tiny Blue Planet, as it already had to so many others. Countless planets had already given way under the long and telling path of the dark robot onslaught. Only their dreadful footprints, as evidence of their steadily progressing path of destruction, was left behind, with no survivors ever to be found. Impending doom loomed imminently overhead of all remaining planets that stood before that robotic siege, as the ground-shattering stomp of their dark and harrowing mechanistic destruction defeated each planet in turn, stamping them all out into oblivion, as they fell to utter desolation under that looming dark cloud of torrential enemy forces. The Dark Army continued their attack with growing momentum, stomping on ever-more forcefully and growing ever-stronger in a foreboding and gut-wrenchingly recognizable dark cloud and wave of gloom, which was known to mean that sure annihilation was on its way. Innumerable peoples, across multiple galaxies of planets, had been laid to waste amidst the wreckage of souls, stars, and heavenly bodies alike, all forsaken of life in the wake of those horrible machines, still painfully echoing their shared and frightful memories as a harbinger of the ruin to come across all the vast sky, in a sorrowful trail of shooting stars who were shot dead.

“Mother of Invention:🎇Decisive Action”
Shortly after warding off the besieging by the Army of Darkness, I suffered the residual effects of their enemy forces. My spinal column had been pieced by a parasitic, mechanistic, insectoid bomb during the attack, and I was slowly dragged into Hell, which materialized within my mind as a parallel Universe that coincided with my station here on Earth. I followed my orders, to “trust God,” and after shouldering the burden of upholding hope and endorsing the fact of God’s love there on my own for a few days, all amidst the most unspeakable atrocities of which the mind could fathom, God mysteriously reappeared at my side. He and I once again joined Forces and worked Together, having Each Other’s backs, and after just over one week, the lingering effects of that Darkness died away. The parasitic bomb had not known that the “secret weapon” upon which it had landed, as a truly perfect target, was none other than the Holy Ghost, bestowed with the power to transform any force to conform to her own wishes, as being blessed with the ability to command and convert any and all evil into goodness, purely by the power of God’s Own love. God’s sacrificial love of charity, is perfect, invincible, and indestructible, and will, necessarily, always overcome all.

💠”…Wanna play?”🦁💛
💃🏻🔥💦
✝️Uh…
…I think Our “Botticelli’s Venus” is still “shell-shocked.”
💧
🐚💦🌈

“The Apostles’ Creed”
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/prayers-of-the-rosary.cfm

Matthew 6:1-15
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thinealms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6&version=AKJV

Matthew 21:38-48
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out hisvineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
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Mark 12:13-17
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.
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Mark 8:14-21; 27-38
14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. 15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. 20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Cæsarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? 28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. 29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. 30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him. 31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and ofthe chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
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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.
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1 Peter 2:1-10
2 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 which in time past werenot a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
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Romans 9:30-33
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.
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Romans 10:10-17
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 and how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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Isaiah 45:14-19
14 Thus saith the Lord,
The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature,
shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine:
they shall come after thee;
in chains they shall come over,
and they shall fall down unto thee,
they shall make supplication unto thee, saying,
Surely God is in thee;
and there is none else,
there is no God.
15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself,
O God of Israel, the Saviour.
16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them:
they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lordwith an everlasting salvation:
ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens;
God himself that formed the earth and made it;
he hath established it,
he created it not in vain,
he formed it to be inhabited:
I am the Lord; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:
I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain:
I the Lord speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+45&version=AKJV

Isaiah 28:16-17
16 therefore thus saith the Lord God,
Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone,
a precious corner stone, a sure foundation:
he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line,
and righteousness to the plummet:
and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+28&version=AKJV
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