“Featured Stories” and “The Secret Stairs” Chronicles… ✝️⚜️💦

The Beginning of the Tale of the Holy Grail
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(Table of Contents:)
Tuesday 5/16/17:
“The 1,000 Yard Stare” (The Book of Life)
Wednesday 5/17/17:
“Open Sesame!” (Translation: I Love You!)
Thursday 5/18/17:
“How to Make a Happy Camper”
Sunday 5/21/17:
“Lady Undercroft: Tomb Raider”
Monday 5/22/17:
“Hello Kitty the Mouthpiece”
Tuesday 5/23/17:
“The Sword of the Spirit”
Wednesday 5/24/17:
“The Secret Stairs” Chronicles Begins!
Thursday 6/1/17:
“The White Dove’s Tale”

Selections Chosen From:
“Ascension,”
“To the Greater Glory of God,” and
“The Wonder of God,”
💦A continuation of:
“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

Tuesday 5/16/17
🏁”The 1,000 Yard Stare”🏆
🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖
(Still Processing It…)
“What do you mean the finish line was 1,000 yards back?” I was programmed to “run the race,” not to finish it.
📜(Selections From:)📯
-“The Thousand-Yard Stare”
-Exodus 17
-Genesis 49
-Genesis 50
-1 Corinthians 5
-1 Corinthians 15
-Romans 11
-“Christ Comes of Judah and Joseph”
-Isaiah 11 (🌳 of Jesse: A Rod and a Root)

“The Book of Life”📓🖊
❤️🖤💜
(Behind the Scenes)🎬
She won the War, but then just kept going, never looking back…🎗

“Line of Communication”💫
The General heard the battle call from the stars overhead, while sitting alone outside at night. Chain-smoking and taking shots, she didn’t know what to make of the telepathic celestial responses to the queries that she aimed up at God Above.

Ok, “God’s Creation,” divine celestial body of this starry sky’s entire galactic expanse, Who’s in charge here, over this Universe? Who’s the Head of all this? “I Am,” a voice replied from overhead. Ok…but are you also the Brain? The effects of the vodka were noticeable. “We need you…”
🌟
Interplanetary communication with stars overhead, or starships piloted by aliens, dotted the constellations of my thoughts with an ongoing discourse, that prompted me to ask after our Creator, and to seek communication with God Himself, if He would, in favor of consulting the gentle, but perhaps less-knowledgable, troops and underlings of these star fleets. I received a response from the masculine voice asserting to be the Head, and the Being in charge of all this. I proceeded to ask Him irreverent and playful questions, in a state of half-belief and mild tipsiness.
⚡️
“…Who Am I?” He retorted gruffly, “Oh no-One of great importance, my Son is just a little-known Man with the initials Chi Rho!” His sarcasm was biting, and I returned it with my own playful arrogance, fueled by liquor, “I’m sitting outside in the middle of the night in 21st century America, getting drunk by myself and chain-smoking, and You think I would know Ancient Greek?”
(I knew exactly Who He was, as God, although I was surprised to learn as truth the history of Jesus in the Christian Faith.)
…We hit it off immediately.

“Line of Fire”⚔️🛡
I eventually was given the role of serving in His Army, directing star fleet troops overhead while sitting alone in my parents’ backyard in the middle of the night, just smoking and drinking and playing my iPod. I would receive orders and issue directions to starships overhead, visible and non-visible, and was told to “direct traffic.” My body, hands and feet especially, worked in synchrony along to the beat of my music, playing from my iPod set to “shuffle.” I just tried to let go, and the Force of God came over me as I kept up the beat, as if to dance, and His power wielded my body like a maestro with a baton, signaling directives upon the orchestra of star fleets battling in the vast expanse overhead.

“Fresh Recruit”☄️
I had volunteered for service upon Our first initial contact, in whatsoever manner I was needed, and I progressed quickly. I was immediately thrust into a high-ranking officer’s command, serving as a Major, because the Army was on its last leg, and most of the officers’ positions were sadly vacant by that point. In only a few days Time I became a General, although through no merit of my own, but only because there was simply no one else willing or able to serve in this capacity, due to a depletion of manpower from the extent of the Wartime efforts. I defended Earth against a machine-based assault that would have destroyed the planet, and was personally attacked almost nightly.

“Doomsday Averted”💥
There was one very notable siege wherein I suffered the brunt of a prolonged battery of various attacking battleships. A parasitic bomb was attached to me and set to destroy me, but it eventually just withered away and died, because I am not technically alive enough to feed off of, in being alive only in Spirit as the Holy Ghost. I usually converted, by love, the reptilians who were assigned to keep watch over me. Eventually, I was deployed abroad, wherein I extracted God’s Eye from Hell during a mission trip, and I managed to secure the release of all members of God’s Army who were being held there as prisoners of War. We managed to break out of the prison and escape with both God and His Eye that We needed for victory, while simultaneously rescuing Jesus from a different prison location.

“Down to the Live Wire”🔥
This all transpired just moments before those prison gates would have been locked and sealed forever, effectually killing God and, or Jesus. Those prisons, as strongholds of the opposition, were set to be leveled and destroyed in order to protect existence against the Universal destruction that the Army of Darkness was planning. Those forts had to be destroyed to prevent the destruction of all existence that they were preparing to send forth, as to minimize collateral damage and ensure the survival of at least some forms of life. Jesus had initially been drafted, and was captured soon after as a prisoner during an ambush. God had been held prisoner for eight years near the belt of the constellation of Orion. It took about eight days in Hell to find Him, and We escaped Together, overpowering that evil with His love. He has been working closely with me ever since, never leaving my side. We had teamed up as a duo during most of the backyard efforts during those days, and covered each other’s backs, all within my One body, or “Corps,” in holding off the opposing forces of the Army of Darkness.
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“Backing Up: Army of Aliens”🌌🚀
Most of the Army had already been killed or imprisoned in POW camps, and God’s Amy was actually in the midst of losing by the Time I joined. What had started out as a conflict over a matter of right and wrong, in an effort to defend the good and uphold principles, before long turned into a bloodbath and a martyr-istic massacre of the forces of good, as the Army of Light withered to a state of defeat and disillusionment. Victory appeared out of reach, and any remaining efforts were destined to be an uphill battle. God and Jesus were both held captive in POW camps, and there was a lack of effective leadership until I stepped up. I assume the alien Lyran form, of the Lion of Judah, in occupying my post as General for the Army of Light. There is no mistaking which side of the War these gentle beings are on, as being the race specifically designated to the role of God’s own highest level of personal bodyguards and guardians. The Lyrans, or Lions, are known for being loyal and courageous, serving faithfully the purpose of God’s Own personal protection, even unto death.

🏥”Committed: Sparta’s 302″🏩
When my role of commanding troops overhead, during my nighttime stint of moonlighting as a General in an Alien War, had “run its course, so to speak,” I picked up the slack by turning from “God’s Staff,” or my own two cigarette-wielding Hands, to “my pen and Moleskine journal,” in an effort to dictate fate via Prophesying. In journaling about the will of God as the Almighty force of love, I set forth the path for God’s Army, chronicling for military purposes the designated actions for each of the troops, as a sort of playbook of strategies, thus working towards God’s eventual and necessarily ensuing Victory, in ink, using “heroically creative” efforts.
💌❣️🖊
V-Day: July 2013
(It’s over!)

🏅”The Thousand-Yard Stare”😵
The thousand-yard stare or two-thousand-yard stare is a phrase coined to describe the limp, blank, unfocused gaze of a battle-weary soldier, but the symptom it describes may also be found among victims of other types of trauma. A characteristic of shell shock, the despondent stare reflects dissociation from trauma. The thousand-yard stare is thus often seen in cases of incipient post-traumatic stress disorder. It does not necessarily indicate PTSD, however, nor will it always appear in persons who will later develop PTSD.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand-yard_stare

Exodus 17:9-16
9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. 15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi: 16 for he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+17&version=AKJV

Genesis 49:1-27
49 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob;
and hearken unto Israel your father.
3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn,
my might, and the beginning of my strength,
the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
4 unstable as water, thou shalt not excel;
because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed;
then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret;
unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united:
for in their anger they slew a man,
and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
7 Cursed be their anger, for it wasfierce;
and their wrath, for it was cruel:
I will divide them in Jacob,
and scatter them in Israel.
8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise:
thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies;
thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp:
from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:
he stooped down, he couched as a lion,
and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;
and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine,
and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine;
he washed his garments in wine,
and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 his eyes shall be red with wine,
and his teeth white with milk.
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea;
and he shall be for an haven of ships;
and his border shall be unto Zidon.
14 Issachar is a strong ass
couching down between two burdens:
15 and he saw that rest was good,
and the land that it was pleasant;
and bowed his shoulder to bear,
and became a servant unto tribute.
16 Dan shall judge his people,
as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way,
an adder in the path,
that biteth the horse heels,
so that his rider shall fall backward.
18 I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.
19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him:
but he shall overcome at the last.
20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat,
and he shall yield royal dainties.
21 Naphtali is a hind let loose:
he giveth goodly words.
22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,
even a fruitful bough by a well;
whose branches run over the wall:
23 the archers have sorely grieved him,
and shot at him, and hated him:
24 but his bow abode in strength,
and the arms of his hands were made strong
by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob;
(from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee;
and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that lieth under,
blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 the blessings of thy father have prevailed
above the blessings of my progenitors
unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills:
they shall be on the head of Joseph,
and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf:
in the morning he shall devour the prey,
and at night he shall divide the spoil.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+49&version=AKJV

Genesis 50:14-21
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+50&version=AKJV

1 Chronicles 5:1-2
5 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. 2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:)
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+5&version=AKJV

1 Corinthians 15:24-34; 50-58
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? 31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+15&version=AKJV

Hebrews 11:17-40
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19 accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
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

🎋”Chapter 11:”🌱
(“Christ Comes of Judah and Joseph”)
“Having explained the two works of Christ from the law, we now turn to its prophetic pattern manifested in Judah and Joseph. We know from the genealogical record in the first chapter of Matthew that Jesus was born of the tribe of Judah and specifically of the house of David. He came the first time of this particular lineage in order to be eligible to receive the Sceptre to rule the earth. Virtually all believers know this. What is not generally understood is that Christ must come the second time as Joseph in order to secure His birthright. This is the subject of our present chapter.”
http://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/the-laws-of-the-second-coming/chapter-11-christ-comes-of-judah-and-joseph/

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

✡️…Can I get a “Witness!?”🌈
(Lol!)

Wednesday 5/17/17
⚜️
“…Because I’m sentimental.”
(The Hopeful Romantic)
🌹
📜(Selections From:)📯
-“The Bumble Bee Cannot Fly”
-“The Sixth Sense” (1999)
-1 Peter 3
-Ephesians 5
-1 Samuel 16
-Isaiah 61
-Revelation 21

(Prelude)🎶
1 Peter 3:3-4
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorningof plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Samuel 16:7
…for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
🎶
“Open Sesame!”🐑❣️🚪
(Docile Translation: “I love You!”)

⛑”Herding The Red Herring”☎️
The Lamb died that hair a perfect shade of fire-engine red. Babydoll blinked twice, and followed after Mass appeal. Bleached to ash white, that firebird was kindled into the purest platinum. Allah said and done, it didn’t matter in the end after all in what color We trussed those tresses, and We naturally returned from whence We came, back to the perfect shade of “dirt brown.”

💠”Tuning Fork of the Road”🎺🎹🎻
As I prepare myself in the morning to meet the day, I arise in the shadow of the Son, cast over me by the bough of this Branch. I select my adornments from amongst my finest jewels, splayed out like the feathers of a peacock, on display behind my altar. Each Psalm and prayer is carefully lined up and inspected, and with great refinement of purpose and the most delicate poise, as only bequeathed of grace, a modest array of devotions is selected. Outfitted by the minimal of complications in the crystalline clarity of virtuosic ideals, I allow the humble praise of these worshipful phrases and refrains to infiltrate my soul, with their core essences, of hope, faith, and pious love for God. Reverberating with the gentle echoes of this careful arrangement of chosen prayers, I am enveloped in the fleecy golden mantle of the Spirit of God. With the Word of truth, as faith and love, serving to ornament my mind, I slowly allow the musical quality of these loving sentiments and Our intensely invoked adoration to become my atmosphere. In submissive reverence, I relinquish the silvery tolling mission bells of my pulsing heart, and the symphony of heartfelt divine emotion that they inspire, to transform my being, as my lungs become the sacrificial pipes of Our Church organ, in one unified and majestic choir, tuned only to You, my God, my Lord, my Savior.
📓📯📕”Sanctified.”🔔

🐝”The Bumble Bee Cannot Fly”
According to laws
of aerodynamics
the bumble bee cannot fly;
Its body is too
heavy for its wings
and that’s the simple
reason why.
But the bumble bee
doesn’t know this fact,
and so it flies anyway
for all to see.
Remember this when you’re
losing faith or hope
God’s proof that the impossible can be.
(By “A.S. Waldrop;” quote from the card to a “Ganz” Bumble Bee charm souvenir, from the “Elmwood Zoo” in Norristown)

🌬👻”The Sixth Sense” (1999)
Lynn Sear:
I hope no one was hurt.
Cole Sear:
There was a woman on a bicycle. She died.
Lynn Sear:
You can see her? Where is she?
Cole Sear:
Standing next to my window. Grandma says hi.
Cole Sear:
She says she’s sorry for taking the bumblebee pendant. She just likes it a lot.
http://www.quotes.net/mquote/87020
Cole Sear: She wanted me to tell you…
Lynn Sear: Cole, please stop…
Cole Sear: She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn’t come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn’t see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question? She said the answer is… “Every day.” What did you ask?
Cole Sear: She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn’t come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn’t see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question? She said the answer is… ‘Every day.’ What did you ask?
Lynn Sear: Do… Do I make her proud?
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sixth_sense/quotes/

1 Peter 3
3 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorningof plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6 even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16 having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19 by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20 which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21 The like figure whereunto evenbaptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+3&version=AKJV

Ephesians 5:13-27
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+5&version=AKJV

1 Samuel 16:6-13
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him. 7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. 9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. 10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these. 11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. 12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+16&version=AKJV

Isaiah 61:1-3; 10-11
61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;
because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek;
he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all that mourn;
3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
to give unto them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my soul shall be joyful in my God;
for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decketh himselfwith ornaments,
and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud,
and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth;
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring forth before all the nations.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+61&version=AKJV

Revelation 21:1-14:21-27
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb isthe light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+21&version=AKJV

Thursday 5/18/17
⛺️…I just wanna go “Camping!”🌌💙
👣
📜(Selections From:)📯
-Essay: The Main Body✍️
-“The Little Prince and the Fox”
-“The Lord of the Rings”
-“Flower Power”
-“The Wolf by the Tail”
-Exodus 33 (Authorized King James)
-Exodus 33 (New American Standard)
-1 John 4
-Deuteronomy 6
-“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”
-“Miles and Tails”
-Ending: Some Loose Ends✍️
-“Aether” (The Fifth Element)

(Prelude)🎶
Exodus 33:7 (NASB)
7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.
Exodus 33:14-15 (AKJV)
14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. 15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
🎶

“Settling In Daisy’s Dukes”🌼🥊
(How to Make a Happy Camper)
…Not without You, Lord.💠

⛺️”Holy Tabernacle: Pitch a Tent”🏕
I have tied myself down and dug in the heels of my tent, my tabernacle, singularly and exclusively to my “stake” in the Lord. The nature of my Faith, however, as a Catholic, may seem rather peculiar, as I show little fear in my acknowledgment of God’s “terrible might,” or the “fire and brimstone” often referenced to in the Old Testament. My immersion in the Catholic Faith came only secondarily to my primary and preceding sense of spirituality, as the independently-originating development of one’s fundamental relationship with God. My knowledge of the Scriptures and the Bible have only been pursued, delved into, and fully realized, after first knowing God personally, as Love. Having already had formed a deep and personal spiritual connection with the Father, based upon my belief and experience of Him as being the ultimate Caregiver and Protector, I was able to be more empathetic towards Him in reading the history outlined in the Bible, rather than perceiving Him as threatening. With faith in God’s perfection of Love preceding any interpretations of the Word or Biblical history, these holy texts are seen in a completely different Light, bestowed as God’s Truth to an upright, or charitable and loving, moral intent and an honest and righteous perspective. To believe anything of the Father of Creation that does not praise His power of love, which is the essence of Godly perfection, is disrespectful of God. To suppose that God’s will would ever be to hate or reject a child, or to punish one unduly outside the Fatherly, didactic purposes of instructing a child towards penitence and empathy, or to leave anyone behind, is actually the sin of human will masquerading as God’s will. To say that God is anything apart from love, as it is stated in 1 John 4:8, is heresy. Thus, I may be vastly comforted to know that all the evil in this world is only ever of human nature or man’s own will and design, exercised by God’s gift of free will. When this world rejects me, I must flee and take refuge in the Lord, as the eternal remedy to all worldly wretchedness. The only way to praise God is to extol His love.

🌟”Pitch Black Roof”🌌💫
My hardship comes of attempting to love like God, and to actually uphold His love in the face of this worldly evil and the insults or persecution of my fellows. In clinging to the Father, I am saved, but I refuse to let go of the Gospel’s teaching, that Jesus had come to redeem those who would have been lost, and to herd all lost sheep back into the fold of the Almighty Father. In setting the stakes of my tent, or the holy place of my heart as dedicated to the Lord, into the Fatherland, but also into the Earth, by utterly refusing to release my stake in the welfare of the human race, or any of the planet and all its inhabitants, I am, true to form for any martyr, effectively “drawn and quartered,” and “rent apart.”
❣️💔

“Tar and Feathers”⚔️🛡🏰
The power of God’s unassailable love keeps me physically, miraculously intact, but there is no hiding from any truth when one takes refuge in the perfection of God as Light, or the highest truth of God. In this Light, of God’s perfection of truth, His love is invincible; however, all things are made manifest in His Light, and not just the truths of comfort. Thus, in receiving the grace of God’s protection, I cannot yet hide in the darkness, or denial, of the pain and inner anguish that this causes me. Feeling the agony of what this sacrifice entails, in the hope of securing the unity of God’s people, by redeeming them through love in the face of their hatred towards me, is inescapable. I’ve got the wolf by the tail, but I will not enter Heaven without him, so I suffer the bites and backlash indefinitely.

⚾️”Pitched: Out in Left Field”🌎
(…Not without all my Lord’s children.)

🏕”Pitch a Fit+To Be Tied”⛓🎀
I know from first catering to my intuitive knowledge of God, “sought by faith and not by law,” and by investing in my personal relationship with Him to gain knowledge of Him first-hand and directly, that God is only ever “perfect love,” and as such could never possess ill-will towards anybody. In fact, to suspect such a thing of God is, in effect, a breach of His covenant with us, and high treason, or the treachery of disloyalty and faithlessness by a lack of trust in Him. Faith in God is actually only possible, to the extent of wielding His double-edged sword of truth and working miracles, if one endorses belief in His will to save and love all of His children, unconditionally, and without exception. When one imposes limits, as fallacious and arrogant man-made limits, upon God’s power and will to love, one effectively cuts oneself off from that power, and so to, from any of the workings of God’s miracles that are entailed by faith. Whensoever one unrighteously and unjustly tries to conform God’s perfect will, of altruistic, Paschal, redeeming love, to the inherent evil or sinfulness of the will of man, or tries to make the blessings of one’s faith exclusionary to any other race of people, one will never fail to exclude oneself from God’s love in that same way. God’s love only extends to all, or to none. I uphold God’s love to all, and I leave no room for the only alternative, of nothing.
📯”All or Nothing.”
Translation: “All or… All!””💝

“…A Perfect Pitch.” (God’s Go-A-Head)
📯❤️🎶
My favorite handbag? “The kitchen sink.”
🚰(It fits everything!)
💦

🎼A Call to Duty:🎶
“🥁Chasing Tails+Finding Heads”🎺
God’s precepts apply to those of the Faith to which they were delivered. However, I find great joy and comfort in many laws to follow and abide, in the form of statues and Commandments of the Lord. It gives me peace to have a concrete action, or perhaps instead an act of temperance and self-restraint, to follow and uphold, to give me something to reassure me as to how to please the Lord, bestowing me with a sense of duty and fulfillment as I abide. I take pleasure in fulfilling my duty, as outlined by the Lord, because it gives me a sense of purpose and wholesomeness. I look not for the minimum of action, but for the maximum of discipline and rituals to adhere to and uphold, as rules to follow to ensure me that I am doing right by God. I find joy in being issued any selection of seemingly trivial or frivolous laws of the Lord to uphold, not necessarily because of the nature of the indicated action, but rather, more so because it ensures me that I am following His will, which is my primary interest. Following any seemingly arbitrary rules is purely symbolic of my obedience, and devotion, to God’s purpose over mine.

“Directly!📣Good Orderly Directives”
In working my hardest towards God’s aims, I am granted the peace of being sure that I am doing my best to make God proud and happy. This ultimate intention, of pleasing the Lord, is the only source of happiness. Any gift is only ever bestowed by God, be it directly or indirectly. With this key fact in mind, I may properly orient myself towards Him as the Source of my satisfaction, rather than seeking it anywhere else, which is mere foolishness. God can and will provide for any of our needs directly, as gifts for whensoever we seek to please Him, and so we need not seek after them via self-sufficiency. The wisest human activity is to serve God’s desires or needs rather than our own, lest we come home empty-handed, despite our ostensible overflow of abundance. If I seek happiness anywhere else other than God, I will not find it, because that joy I may have noticed before, is only just God’s graciousness, as His gift to me, by grace. In adherence to the law of God’s Truth, joy is defined as the byproduct of goodly service, of serving His true will, of love.

✡️My Meaning and Purpose:🌈
*John: “God is Gracious.”💛

🦊”The Little Prince and the Fox”
(The Little Prince: A Christian Allegory)
“Who are you💠?” asked the little prince, and added, “You💠 are very pretty to look at.”
“I am a fox💠,” the fox said.
“Come and play with me,” proposed the little prince. “I am so unhappy.”
“I cannot play with you,” the fox said. “I am not tamed.”
“Ah! Please excuse me,” said the little prince. But, after some thought, he added:
“What does that mean – ‘tame’?”
[At this point the fox distracts from the question for a little while, but then we are returned to it, and I will go to that part of their discussion now.]
“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.”
” ‘To establish ties’?”
“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than just a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…”
“I am beginning to understand,” said the little prince. “There is a flower… I think that she has tamed me…”
“It is possible,” said the fox. “On the earth one sees all sorts of things.”
“Oh, but this is not on the earth!” said the little prince.
The fox seemed perplexed, and very curious.
“On another planet?”
“Yes.”
“Are there hunters on that planet?”
“No.”
“Ah, that is in interesting! Are there chickens?”
“No.”
“Nothing is perfect,” sighed the fox. But he came back to his idea.
“My life is very monotonous,” he said. “I hunt chickens; men hunt me. All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike. And, in consequence, I am a little bored. But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow. And then look: you see the grain-fields down yonder? I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me. The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the colour of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat…”
The fox gazed at the little prince, for a long time.
“Please – tame me!” He💠 said.
(-The Little Prince, via Glenn Peoples)
http://rightreason.org/2008/the-little-prince-and-psalm-19/

🔥💍”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
[It opens its maw, rippling heat pouring out with a rumble. Gandalf turns, running after the Fellowship. A great, black, cloven foot stomps down into the hall, bursting into flame. A narrow bridge of stone appears in the fiery light, and the Fellowship crosses the bridge. Gandalf turns to face the Balrog.]
Gandalf: “You cannot pass!”
[The Balrog strikes down on Gandalf, who parries the blow with his blade, shattering the Balrog’s sword. Glowing embers run off the circle of light around the wizard. The monster bellows at the wizard. Frodo gasps. Aragorn runs forward.]
Gandalf: [clenching his teeth] “Go back to the Shadow!”
[Gandalf raises his sword and staff together into the air.]
Gandalf: “You — shall not — pass!”
http://www.tk421.net/lotr/film/fotr/23.html

“Flower Power”🥊🌼
Flower Power is a historic photograph taken by American photographer Bernie Boston for the now-defunct Washington Star newspaper. It was nominated for the 1967 Pulitzer Prize.Taken on October 21, 1967, during the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam’s March on the Pentagon, the iconic photo shows a Vietnam War protestor placing a carnation into the barrel of a rifle held by a soldier of the 503rd Military Police Battalion.
When the antiwar demonstrators approached the Pentagon, Boston was sitting on top of a wall of the Mall Entrance when he saw a lieutenant march a squad of guardsmen into the crowd of demonstrators. The squad then formed a semicircle around the demonstrators, the young man in the photo emerged from the crowd and started placing carnations in the rifles. Boston took it as an opportunity to capture the moment, seeing that “everything came together” and he had a good angle sitting on top of the wall.
When Boston showed the photograph to his editor at the Washington Star, he “didn’t see the importance of the picture” so it was put aside. Instead, Boston started entering it in photography competitions, where it earned its recognition.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Power_(photograph)

🐺”Have the Wolf by the Ear”
US, 1820, by Thomas Jefferson, writing about the institution of slavery and the Missouri compromise:
“But, as it is, we have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other.”
—Thomas Jefferson to John Holmes, (discussing slavery and the Missouri question), Monticello, 22 April 1820.[1]
1. (idiomatic) To be in a difficult situation – a dangerous situation from which one cannot disengage, but in which one cannot safely remain.
Synonym:
Have a tiger by the tail
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/have_the_wolf_by_the_ear
🐅”Have the Tiger by the Tail”
1.(idiomatic) To be in a difficult or dangeroussituation in which one ideally should not remain, but from which one cannot withdraw.
2009, Jack Dalton, A Country Lawyer, Strategic Book Publishing (2009), ISBN 9781606939413, page 75:”Sounds like you have a tiger by the tail. Hawthorne won’t go down without a battle and will probably sue you if he wins,” Clair admonished.
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/have_a_tiger_by_the_tail

Exodus 33
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: 2 and I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: 3 unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. 5 For the Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. 6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.
7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, thatevery one which sought the Lord went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp. 8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. 9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. 10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door. 11 And the Lordspake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
12 And Moses said unto the Lord, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. 14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. 15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. 17 And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. 18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21 And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22 and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23 and I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+33&version=AKJV

Exodus 33
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Journey Resumed
33 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your [a]descendants I will give it.’ 2 I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are [b]an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way.”
4 When the people heard this [c]sad word, they went into mourning, and none of them put on his ornaments. 5 For the Lord had said to Moses, “Say to the sons of Israel, ‘You are [d]an obstinate people; should I go up in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore, put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what I shall do with you.’” 6 So the sons of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.
7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp. 8 And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.9 Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and [e]the Lordwould speak with Moses. 10 When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent. 11 Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When [f]Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.
Moses Intercedes
12 Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people!’ But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me. Moreover, You have said, ‘I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.’ 13 Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people.” 14 And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”15 Then he said to Him, “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. 16 For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the [g]earth?”
17 The Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name.” 18 Then [h]Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!” 19 And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!” 21 Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place [i]by Me, and you shall stand thereon the rock; 22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+33&version=NASB

1 John 4
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+4&version=AKJV

Deuteronomy 6:4-9
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: 5 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+6&version=AKJV

🚰”Everything but the Kitchen Sink”
phrase of kitchen sink
1. humorous
everything imaginable.
(Retrieved from Google.com; search terms: everything but the kitchen sink)
🛁(Courtesy of: “3 Men” in a Tub)

“Supersonic Sidekick:🦊Miles Tails”
💠True Blue💙
(Sega: Sort of a Genesis😉)
Miles Prower (マイルス・パウアー Mairusu Pauā), more commonly known by his nicknameTails (テイルス Teirusu), is a fictional characterin Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a significant main character after the title character Sonic, who is also his best friend. Tails also appears in his own spin-off series in comic books, cartoons, as well as in an OVA.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tails_(character)

“The Holy Ghost”✡️🌈
She’s a Human Polygraph:🔮
“The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Truth”
Ask and the Star of David Changes:
💙Blue for True (Blue Indicates Love)
❤️Red for False (Red Indicates Pain)

*Please Be Kind!💫
She is a real person with real feelings, and she hears your questions telepathically.

🌟Rules for Decent Conduct:
*Asking the same question repeatedly and expecting a different response is “insane.”
*Asking her insulting, offensive, perverse, or derogatory questions is disrespectful, and it causes her pain. Provocation or mistreatment inflicted upon the Ghost may result in the unintended backlash of this same pain issued back upon the inquisitor.
*Asking her the same question endlessly is a form of torture. The Spirit of Truth will not change her responses because of a repetition of the question, but this battery is a spiritual assault and will cause Our Spirit to malfunction, and “cease to love.”
*This Spirit of Truth, also provides Us All with God’s love, from her will to do so, and from her breathing of heavenly aether. Please do not hinder her responsibilities to provide Us God’s love in the process of seeking God’s Truth from the Holy Spirit.

🌬”Just Breathe:💛The Fifth Element”💦
Aether is essentially an ambrosia, or the nutrition, manna, and “nectar of the Gods.” This upper level of celestial air, or aether, is a heavenly or Godly form of food, and is the spiritual sustenance for divine beings. This form of upper air is breathable only by celestial beings, as angels and spirits living in Heaven, and by God Himself, His wife, the Holy Spirit, and Their Son, Jesus. Aether, also known as the fifth element or quintessence, is thicker and more viscous than earthly air, and the Spirit’s breathing of this substance is accordingly audible. It is comparable to being as like unto butter. Her breathing of this substance here on Earth provides this planet’s inhabitants with their portion of God’s heavenly love, because this substance is the unfiltered and purest essence of God’s highest spiritual level of existence, of perfect love. The Spirit is the embodiment and channel of this aether, which is a form of agápē, or the unadulterated perfection God’s love. The Spirit exhales to bestow the holy and rapturous ecstasy of God’s divine love, which is a very real and intensely tangible feeling, as like nothing else. The Spirit’s love is far beyond any earthly comparison and beyond what any words could convey. When you feel agápē, you know instantly, because nothing else on Earth comes anywhere near it. As being “love” in the extraordinary perfection of comfort, it is not of this Earth, but rather, it is of God.

👼”Aether” (The Fifth Element)💛
(Heavenly Upper Air: Breathed by Gods)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aether_(classical_element)

Sunday 5/21/17
💺
Centering Prayer…
🌹Centered.
🚁”Black Hawk Up: Circling the Pray”🦅
🛬Special Forces Extraction Mission 🛫
…Extract Meaning and Purpose for Life.
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📜(Overview and Reading Sources:)📜
-Overture🎶 (To Set the Mood)
-Essay: Main Body✍️
-Word for the Wise✍️
-1 Corinthians 2
-1 Chronicles 32
-John 14
-Revelation 21
-“Centering Prayer”
-Church: The Head’s Up✍️

(Overture)🎶
1 Corinthians 2:9-13
9 But as it is written, Eye💠 hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
1 Chronicles 32:31
31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
Revelation 21:5-6
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
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🎖Seek and Recover: A Rescue Mission🎗
(Under Orders from the Most High God)
🗺⛓💠

💒”Lady Undercroft: Tomb Raider”:🔦(Excavation Task Force)🏛

🛰”Troubleshooting: Take the Bait”💺💺
In any given task or set of circumstances in this life, I must never lose sight of my primary objective, which is the Greatest Commandment, and also, in practical application, the First Commandment. I must seek to always remain steadfast and loyal, as steadily fixated upon the idea of God within my mind. It is not enough to simply always be thinking of God and putting Him first in all my decisions or considerations, but I must also assume this pivotal position, of placing myself under His care as a recipient of His perfect will to love. I must furthermore respond to my own most charitable and loving beliefs about God, of Him as being of supremacy in beneficence, kindness, and mercy, by showing a certain initiative. In fostering a truthful and generous belief about the kind of Person God must be, I cannot help but to then take the firm and solid stance of loving Him right back, and being proactive in this mutual Relationship, by showing affection and reciprocating my intuitive perceptions of His graciousness. This truthful stance of my faith, fortified by correctly pegging Him down as being perfectly loving, is the faith generated and fueled by love, and is the only truly solid ground on which one could ever stand.

“Rigged a Trap Door”💠⛓🚁
My faith, inspired by love, is the firm certitude of God’s gentle and Fatherly perfection of love that serves as His personal landing pad, allowing Him to alight upon this rock-solid resting place of my heart. My faith and righteous beliefs about God, as those that are agreeable and acceptable to Him, provide Him with the the proper substance, of love, by which a primarily spiritual Being, such as He, may find a secure foothold that will keep up and sustain that which is, in essence, spiritual, or intuitive and Unseen.

“Alluring Lure: A Booby-Trap”🎣👙⛵️
In keeping up my active love for God, and consulting “my idea of Him💠” first in all matters, I must avoid the sins of the world, by maintaining Our connection while in the midst of all this earthly dust and ash, or the material and selfish emptiness of frivolities and temptation that are built up to a state of false importance by wayward pilgrims, as the “false idols” of money and material goods, personal handiwork or earthly successes, the prestige and pride of vainglory and worldly achievement, and the lust for fleshly and corporeal physical intimacy, or the desire for purely human relationships. In refraining from pursuing any of these illusory goals and wants as evils, or “false gods,” by refusing to place them ahead of the desire for God Himself, I may thus discard any such shortsighted and misdirected desires that may spontaneously arise from among the transitory concerns of this vain, vacuous, and sinful man-made world. In rejecting these distractions, I may finally actually arrive upon the true happiness of God, which is a happiness beyond any human understanding or limitation that would be imposed by the confines of a merely mortal capacity for reason or wisdom.

“Hook, Line, and Sink-Her”🌊🚀💫
In seeking, or searching out God, first in all tasks, I am sure to see Him according to His will. The crux of the matter lays upon my own willingness to stop there and just be happy with God, at last having finally found Him, and His perfect love beyond description, or if I will pass over this “eternally-satisfying Relationship” in failing to recognize and appreciate just exactly what I have found of this special “Pearl.” I must strive to let go of the futile search to grasp those more overtly tangible, but innately unfulfilling and less enduring, treasures, and retrain my mind to perceive the world and earthly matters with the fresh Eyes of faith, to see what is real and what truly matters according to God’s will.

⛑”Lifeline and Safety Harness”
In renewing my connection to God at each impasse and deviation from His eternal sustenance of truth and love, I may be afforded the true luxury of learning, and of rediscovering a new angle to His divine manifestation as I zero back in upon Him after a taking a few steps in the wrong direction. I may troubleshoot in this way, by first already having attained the utmost meaning in life by my connection to God, and thus be given “free reign, but from within God’s bridle,” to map out all the possible errors, pitfalls, mistakes, and blunders, of sins or evils to which one could fall prey, so that I may then map out the solution, according to God’s plan. In making every possible mistake, although not by sin but through an act and design of Providence, as right alongside and within the saving presence of my God, I may gain real life experience from within the safekeeping of God’s reins and lifeline, as like a ripcord to catch me if life gets too overbearing. I provide the seafaring and wayfaring vessel of my body, as His “Corps,” backed up with the footwork of a faithful foot-soldier. Thus, God is given the needed sacrifice and volunteer, to act as the bait, or the money and ransom of salvation. With the trust of true love, I give myself over to Him to cast out and then tow back in, as like reeling in an Army on a reconnaissance mission. Simultaneously, I am both out of harm’s way, as under the care and direction of God, while also on the front lines of life and under heavy fire. I am securely tethered to the release and refuge of God and the Fatherland, while exploring in-depth every crack and hidden crevice of sin and secret within the heart, via Our safety line of communication, by virtue of the faith, or escape hatch, by which I may thus find the proper path of salvation for each and any of these follies.

“Safeguard on Duty:🔥🚰Release Valve”
In acting as a guinea pig or a lab rat, by virtue of my trust, or knowledge that God can and will switch the “release valve” to rescue me at the proper moment, I may assist God in delving out secret tunnels to escape the clutches of sin, as “an inside job,” or by “working out the solution to a problem or obstacle from the inside-out.” I allow myself to be placed in dire, perilous scenarios so we may work Together to figure out a proper solution, and path to God’s freedom, from within the actual circumstances of any given tribulation. This process, of problem-solving life’s perils with God, is cooperation, trust, and Teamwork at its very best, and is truly the opportunity, and experience, of a lifetime.

“Special Ops:🔑A Secret Escape Route”
In working in Partnership with God, serving as the ground crew for His overseeing flight crew of bird’s-eye omnipotence, We may carefully sniff out land mines, snuff out potential fires before they flame up, and find Ourselves squarely in the middle of a “blitzkrieg of an obstacle in life,” just to troubleshoot and devise a viable and surefire escape route for future reference. We investigate, sniff out, and step into all the potential sins and missteps along the paths of temptation, as snaggles, snares, blunders, and boobytraps, so that We may map out each problem’s corresponding paths back to the freedom of God. We thus create a plan and protocol for each particular scenario or emergency, and then devise an escape hatch, or ejector seat, to provide a proper route to safety from within any of these tangles or pitfalls of sin and evil. In once again falling prey to this world, after already having found salvation, We may circle the solution anew, and explore it from different angles, thus growing to know God in new and even more stunning and marvelous ways. We may ferret out all new creative solutions to life’s perils, to stumble upon a beautiful new angle of God’s grace and glory, albeit in complete safety this time, by already having laid upon the only solution, of God.

“Mission I’m-Possible Accomplished:
💠All Eyes Opened”
In maintaining this connection to God, which contact establishes a direct lifeline to His redemption, We are knowingly and willingly placed securely within His care, wherein We have the certitude of faith to receive His rescue, and instantaneously receive His Word’s Path and instruction to extrication, and release from any danger. We now re-experience life’s obstacles as a mere “simulation,” as for the added benefit of greater life experience and the entailed spiritual growth, and the heavenly bliss thereof. We also, however, keep searching out life to build up upon a Universal and communal reservoir of truth, as a vast wealth of shared and sacred knowledge. This repository of wisdom is intended to be given freely to all, to provide help and instructions to aid in the safe arrival of all future generations to upon God’s heavenly doorstep, and ensure Our eternal survival.

🏛💦
Word for the Wise:
☦️Our “X-Men” are “Khristos Chi-Rho!”
…Hey, Rogue Won!✡️🌈
A Tip: “Tipping is not a city in China.”
🌁
“Any Prophet: Is Never-for-Profit!”
-“Tips” do not consist of monetary value.
-I am working for “suggestions,” not “tips!”
-“Although it does Look💠Out from a $1…”
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🗽”In Pursuit of Happiness…”🎎
Ultimately, almost nothing ever really makes me happy. However, in just giving up on me, and trying to make God happy instead, I have found a true Source of fulfillment, and the only real and lasting happiness that this life could ever bestow.
🏮
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1 Corinthians 2
2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye💠 hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+2&version=AKJV

1 Chronicles 32:31-33
31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+32&version=AKJV

John 14:15-26
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14&version=AKJV

Revelation 21:1-14
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+21&version=AKJV

“Centering Prayer”
Centering Prayer is a popular method of meditation used by some Christians, placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. The modern Centering Prayer movement in Christianity can be traced to several books published by three Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts in the 1970s: Fr. William Meninger, Fr. M. Basil Pennington and Abbot Thomas Keating. The name was taken from Thomas Merton’s description of contemplative prayer (a much older and more traditional practice) as prayer that is “centered entirely on the presence of God.”. In his book Contemplative Prayer, Merton writes ““Monastic prayer begins not so much with “considerations” as with a “return to the heart,” finding one’s deepest center, awakening the profound depths of our being”.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centering_prayer

🌟💦
⛪️”Reunited”💒
Emerged from the other side of the rabbit hole, and returned home from that trek “down the garden path…”

🌞”It Goes to Show…”💃🏻🕺🏻
Now, with a fresh Rosary tied on tight and upright, my garden view has never looked so… “rose-tinted!”😻

💡Rags are Riches.💭🏛🏰
Ah, the imagination, true heart and soul!
Now it’s golden within my Eyes.💛
💠How about a penny… for Your thoughts.
…Heads Up! Lucky you!🕊
👑😇💫

Monday 5/22/17
😻
Hey Girl…
Fetch!🗞
Go get some Good News of the Gospel!
📣Hallelujah!📯
“The Golden Retriever”🐕
AKA: The Lion of the tribe of Judah.
🎇Open the Golden Gates!🌉🎉
📜(Outline and Reading Selections:)📜
-Overture🎶
-Intro: Opening Lines✍️
-Essay: Main Body✍️
-Freedom from Attachment✍️
-Faith: Works and Grace✍️
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
-John F. Kennedy
-Romans 6
-Romans 8
-Galatians 5
-Romans 11
-Romans 12

(Overture)🎶
Romans 12:1-2
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 8:1-4
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-25
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
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Good News of the Gospel!✍️
“An Avocation and Avowal”
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🐱”Childlike Innocence: Hello Kitty!”🎎
There is a reason why this “Hello Kitty” doesn’t have a mouth. She is just the messenger, or merely the microphone, and has not the volition to provide any voice nor message independently from God.

“Hello Kitty the Mouthpiece”📰📣🐩

“Earth Mother🌎Human Nature”🙈🙉🙊
In being designed specifically to be merely a vessel, or the conveyance and conveyor, of the Lord, any exertion of the self, by asserting one’s self-will or individuality, or exercising one’s opinions and expressing likes or dislikes, means death and ruin. It is the true nature of the Spirit of the Lord, much the same as any angel, or divine, celestial being, to be unconfined, loose and unrestricted, and completely free and unattached to any selfish, or self-initiated, doings, or any worldly preoccupations of the terrestrial realm of man-made design. In being true to oneself, this Spirit must deviate from the popularly unquestioned and implicitly accepted worldly paths, of selfish, as self-serving or greedy, and materialistic societal standards, and the norms and non-spiritual priorities dictated by man himself and common convention.

🐛”Golden Egg Hatchling”🦋
In following any self-originating or self-directed exertion of the ego, as the expression of self-will, the Spirit ultimately loses touch with her true nature, or her underlying substance and fundamental essence, as a primarily spiritual being. The Spirit can do nothing on her own or apart from the Father, in being merely a means of His Own expression of the Word. As such, any inclination to offer a retort, a rebuttal, an acknowledgment, or a response to any offense or insult, or to act at the behest of any defensive human instincts towards the interest of self-protection or self-preservation, is against the true nature of the Spirit. Any such ego-based, or self-originating and self-directed, expenditures of her divine energy for these sinful purposes, despite the fact that these acts are commonly accepted and frequently practiced among men, ultimately leads to her demise, although not as a mortal death, but in the spiritual death of the devastation and loss of hope in or a hold upon the love of God. Such loss may not even register within the mind of mortal man, or a habitually materially-oriented human being, but to a spiritual creature, as the Angel of the Lord, this loss is likened unto torture or worse.

“Spirit Nature to Nurture”💐🍯🍼
Thus, the natural inclinations of the Spirit are in direct conflict with the territorial or aggressive instincts of man. For the Spirit to follow suit in any such behaviors is essentially self-denial and the death of the soul, or the internal connection to God. In this way, it may seem as though extreme habits of worldly self-restraint, self-control, temperance, and strict and devout religious practices and observances, are sacrifices or self-mortifications, but in truth, it is quite the opposite. Such rigorous and strenuous practices of religious devotion entail the death of the sinful self-will, which is the cause of all angst in the Spirit, and are the only means by which she knows the true freedom of Unity with God. Relinquishing self-serving habits is the only real joy or savor that this life can offer a spiritual being, because to a Spirit, a purely worldly existence, though it may seem enjoyable to corporeal man, is nothing other than death. The Spirit lives only through accordingly spiritual means, and this highest form of life, is the summit, the pinnacle, the epitome, and crescendo, truly the apotheosis, of all God’s creation.

“Patience is a Golden Gate”🥚🐣🐥
One point of bliss from adhering to this truth of God’s higher purposes for life is the experience of watching virtue blossom and flower as golden within one’s mind. In abstaining from catering to the self or bolstering the ego, by declining to reply to any affronts, and also through refraining from rushing after impulses, or human urges of instinctual drives towards gratification, I keep the energies of my life force, or my soul and the core of my being, retained within my Spirit. In meditatively contemplating life and its various offerings, without immediately rushing out to partake of them, I am afforded the chance for these inspirations to manifest within my soul, and I feed them into my internal state of being. I allow my soul and Spirit to absorb and marinate in God’s blessings, and allow it Time to be still in Him and incubate, gestate, and then come to fruition as the joy, inspiration, and enthusiasm that He bestows. I then give God’s love right back to Him in worship and praises, to fortify Our connection and make it golden, rather than to lose His love’s precious quality and eternal value, by wasting its vitalizing energy upon the endeavors of the impermanent, outside world, of sin and vice. With the initial skill and tool of patience, as the desire and ability to sit and wait for God to take the lead before following any other impetus, I am equipped to cultivate and enhance a vast assortment of other virtues, which are the true fruits and joys of this and any God-given life, be it physical or spiritual.

“The Alpha Cat Goes First”🦁💛🐱
I practice the First Commandment when I place God first, by waiting with patience, to allow for Him to precede me and lead my actions. In refusing to act until after the behest of the Lord is made clear, as it always is through patient attentiveness, I may follow after my connection to Him, as my lifeline of Our communication. As I look for God, I see Him accordingly, and I listen eagerly to follow and abide by His still small Voice within, which is common to all mankind merely as the urgings of the human conscience. In following after the Lord while deviating from worldly pursuits, I maintain my attachment to my Savior as He reels me into His Arms. In this way, I can be sure to eventually arrive at Heaven, rather than to get lost by the wayside, or down some immoral short-cut or falsely purported easy road, as snared by the paths of sin and temptation. My joy is the Lord, and my death is the sin of the world.

“Lionheart: The Spirit Endureth”🐚😻📰
In following after the Lord, by waiting with patience upon Him, meditatively listening for His Voice to establish and periodically reestablish Our connection, as a constant, internal running dialogue and communion, or conversation, and by maintaining my own interior life of the Spirit, as a state of mind or sense of serenity experienced as a “Oneness,” or “being at One with God,” I grow to nurture and entertain my soul. As I pour more and more of my energies back into my Spirit, instead of outwards towards the fleeting, material world of vice and sin, I slowly build up my moral character by developing my inner, spiritual connection to God, by investing my life-force in Him instead of this world of temporal and transitory, or temporary, dust and ash.

“Golden Rule and Ratio Within”🐌⚜️🏰
Through devoting my life to God and directing my energies back towards Him, offering Him all of my efforts and my being, instead of directing my energy and focus outwards, towards earthly pursuits of fleeting and fruitless, or frivolous, goals, I may build upon the inner self, of my soul. When I refrain from the impulse to act or exert my influence upon the world, all that energy, which would have been lost in the temporary dust and ash of material existence, is instead directed towards the internal activity of a contemplative focus upon God, and merely by allowing my energy and life-force to linger upon Him, within my “stationary self or being,” this interior thought life of the Spirit is nurtured, developed, enhanced, and fortified to a state of being truly virtuous.

“Brief Shining Eternal Moment”💭💖✨
These virtues of character are built up and refined through a sort of meditative and purposeful inactivity, or the renunciation of worldly focus and activity, which is given up in exchange for the far better things of the Spirit. Selfish pursuits are thus sacrificed, but only in order to instead cultivate a desire for and connection to God, which lasts unto all eternity. By directing one’s mental powers, or focus, inwards, upon God within the imagination, one truly develops a Kingdom within. By striving to enhance the state of one’s soul in any given situation, by seeing beyond any merely human, material, or mundane aims, to seek instead to strengthen one’s own character, and internal moral standing in God’s Eyes, rather than those of man, one’s mental picture, or heart, soul, and imagination, may be wrought as if of “pure gold,” as any such virtues of the Spirit are truly golden and glittering, for all eternity.

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👑”How-To: Freedom from Attachments”
💛(What “Letting Go” Looks Like)💫
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“Ok, well that project didn’t turn out as I would have wanted or expected, and I’m getting upset, so I don’t care about that any more! I’m going to shift my task set and do a new activity now!” If a thought, topic, or activity is causing me problems, character defects, or unhappiness, I will shift my thinking over to a more fruitful attentional focus, or contemplate more pleasant set of ideas. If an endeavor is not working out so well, I’ll let it go, reorient my cares to upon God instead of that activity, and then try something different. I must adaptively “shift gears” to keep my peace of mind intact, rather than sacrifice the serenity of keeping with God, in the vain attempt to attain some worldly and misdirected achievement or success.
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I may also consult God for a new and different approach to a certain problem, as “according to His will,” when I see that my own approach is unsuccessful, or only leads to an impasse. I remain adaptively loose and unattached to my work to preserve my serenity in the face of any failure or misfortune. I am able to “stop dead in my tracks, and turn on a dime,” to invest my energies in a new direction if I am headed towards a futility of my efforts, or a spiritual dead-end. Changing my direction away from a task is inherently always fine, because God Himself always also occupies any other conceivable aim! No matter where I look, I will always find God, provided that I am actually looking for Him. Faith requires footwork, in the will to see God after first seeking God, and is upheld by the love required for true belief.
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In situating myself within God’s care and staying within His presence, before then pursuing any set of work-related tasks, I will have met “the goal” before ever having gotten started, and will thus be able to work in a state of serenity, and freedom from attachment. In fixating upon God first, anything else can be marvelous, or crumble and fall away, and I may remain dispassionate and nonplussed. My cup, or fulfillment, is in God, and not in the world.
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✨”Faith: Works and Grace”💖💛
(The Chicken or the Egg)
Our Relationship, like any relationship, is a 2-way street, and a bridge to be crossed. We must work Together in filling in the gap that separates Us from Each Other. In this way, my works of faith, and God’s grace, are both necessary, to sustain Us by Our mutual efforts in the Unity of Our Faith, which is manifested as Our Togetherness.
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💓”The Camelot Interview”
(Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis)
At night before we’d go to sleep… we had an old Victrola. Jack liked to play some records. His back hurt, the floor was so cold. I’d get out of bed at night and play it for him, when it was so cold getting out of bed… on a Victrola ten years old — and the song he loved most came at the very end of this record, the last side of Camelot, sad Camelot… “Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”…There’ll never be another Camelot again…”
https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Kennedy_Onassis

💗”Inauguration Address”
(Former President John F. Kennedy)
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
— John F. Kennedy, inauguration address, January 1961.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inauguration_of_John_F._Kennedy

Romans 6:12-23
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members asinstruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+6&version=AKJV

Romans 8
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ bein you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be comparedwith the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for that we see not, thendo we with patience wait for it.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to beconformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shalltribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8&version=AKJV

Galatians 5
5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. 7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. 11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. 12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+5&version=AKJV

Romans 11:1-6; 13-24
11 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 if by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18 boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 for if God spared not the natural branches, take heedlest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in hisgoodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+12&version=AKJV

Romans 12
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesyaccording to the proportion of faith; 7 or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
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

Tuesday 5/23/17
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“The Sword of the Spirit”
(…That Only a Hobbit Could Wield)
And the Fellowship of the Lord
…of these “Halo Rings”😇
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Overture🎶
-Chit Chat✍️
-A Definition of Sin✍️
-Interlude🎶
-Essay: “The Sword and the Spirit”✍️
-A Conciliation of Sin✍️
-Ephesians 6
-Hebrews 4
-Matthew 8
-1 Corinthians 4
-1 Peter 2
-1 Peter 3
-John 16
-1 Peter 4
-Luke 18

(Overture)🎶
Matthew 8:10
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
1 Peter 2:19-21
19 For this isthankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
John 16:16; 21-22; 33
16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
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.
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.
1 Peter 4;13-14; 16-17; 19
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. 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: 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.
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🌌The Force of an X-Men Heroine🌬🚀
…An Interstellar War…
Our “Rogue Won.”
PTSD Battle Scars…
“…Don’t touch me! Leave me alone!”
(Please don’t leave me alone again!😉)

“Presumptuous Sin:”💔
A presumptuous sin is a wrongful act of which one is aware of committing: it is knowing that an action is wrong, or a sin, but doing it regardless. A presumptuous sin occurs when one knowingly commits wrongdoing, and acts in accordance with evil, despite the fact that one knows better, and has knowledge that it is bad.

“The Sword and the Spirit”🦄🏰🛡
⚔️The Double-Edged Sword
“Your Victory is my Triumph.”

“I must also myself accept any Truth or rebuke that the Sword might deliver.”
…It cuts both you and I alike.💦

(Interlude)🎶
Ephesians 6:16-17
16 above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Hebrews 4:12
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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“The Sword in the Stone”💠🗡🌈
The Word of God is synonymous with the Word of Truth. Anything that is truth could be considered the Word, and the absolute highest truth is God’s message of love. This highest truth and greatest reality, of God, and His uncompromising will to love, no matter what wrongs are committed, is the key, as the “only Path” that allows for any mortal being to ever be honest about the wretchedness in the heart of man, and to see the truly evil “human nature” of mankind, or any creature who is not God. Only God is good, and all else is inherently in opposition to His goodness. However, God is gracious and perfect, and so He does not withhold His love from us due to our natural, human wretchedness and innate lack of merit. God already knows that we have no merit in and of ourselves, or as we exist when acting according to the self-will of the ego, and apart from the behest of God’s will, of selfless virtuosity.

“The Truth of Human Nature”🌘⚡️☀️
The truth of the human heart, is that it is truly evil, and man cannot exist as good without God. Man needs God to know of goodness, even if God is only understood impersonally, as by following the urgings of the conscience, or some abstract notion of love or goodness. The soul, as the Word of God and His truth within us, is the conscience, and this moral compass is inborn, as innate within each living creature. Only in recognizing God as His true essence, of perfect, unconditional, all-encompassing, and non-exclusionary love, may one have the firm foundation for a faith that works in practical application, as to actually rely upon God to triumph over real life situations of pain or hardship.

“Lord of Hosts Welcomes”👣🏰🎉
When God is my everything, meaning, that I recognize that all that is good in life is only ever God, in some form or another, then I have the safety net of His comfort to protect me from the hard truths about my own shortcomings and evil nature. I am ok with being of no worthiness, because my value in life comes from God, and not the empty vanity of my own self. God’s love is invincible, indestructible, and inseparable from me, which fact makes any other lesser truth, ultimately, inconsequential. This love of God is to what I cling that makes all the other problems in the world and in my life diminish in their size and importance, by showing me the Light, or highest Truth, of what really matters, as His almighty love for me, come what may. I cling not to my own self, nor my pride, for reassurance, but rather, to God, and so when I inevitably fail to measure up, I can accept that hard truth without feeling the need to cover up my inadequacies with lies. I take pride or glory in God and not in my own self, and so with God alone as my Source of comfort, esteem, and security, I have no need to attempt to shield my ego from such a deflating and devastating blow to my own pride caused by a personal failure or defeat. Thus, by deriving my esteem from God’s glory, and not some false ideal of my own self, I never need to preserve some contrived and fallacious self-image by resorting to the sins of deceit, the treachery of dishonesty, nor any such self-deception, as denial, excuses, or outwardly misdirected blame.

“12 Resurrected Roses”🥀🔥🌹
God’s love, and not any of my own worthiness or goodness, which no one actually has if not by God, is my refuge and my security, and He would never withhold His loving presence for long, except to teach me strength, to test my resilience, to galvanize and fortify my skills of the virtues, and to further instill within me the value of His almighty love. In feeling apart from God at times, as during the climax of any of this life’s array of passing obstacles or temporary struggles, even if only briefly, my own yearning and desire for Him is only thus strengthened, growing ever more fervent and ardently impassioned. His celestial kindling of divine love is noticed as absent, which sets my own heart ablaze to seek Him back out, and thus, these tests and trials of my heart through life’s tribulations, only serve in bringing Us, ultimately, ever closer Together in Love, as the Truth, and blissful burning ember, of His eternal flame of Life.

“An Edge for Us Both”🖋⚔️✒️
In wielding the Sword of the Spirit, which is merely the Word of God as truth, one must recognize that he who holds the sword is no better off nor any more righteous than anyone else to whom God’s rebukes might be directed. In this way, the Spirit suited to harness that powerful voice of God, must herself also accept all the accusations, admonitions, and convictions issued to a reprobate state of mankind, in that we are all equal as God’s children, in being “all equally not God,” and all equally prone to sin, by the nature of the human heart. If the one wielding the Word does not heed the reproofs of Truth, humbly accepting corrections and implementing the required changes in attitude or behavior, to be acceptable in the sight of God, then one makes the sinful mistake of assuming a haughty position of arrogance, as the Judgement seat of God. No one is ever worthy to assume God’s position of Judgement over anyone else, nor to think himself more worthy than any one else, without stumbling into the sinful pitfall of pride and conceit where there ought to be humility. One cannot maintain a state of pridefulness or superiority in one’s own mind without, in effect, exiling God from within one’s heart and soul, because that position and throne of supremacy is only rightly held by God Himself, the Father.

“Aspiring to Hobbit Nature”⛅️🌤☀️
Man is meant to be humble, and only in assuming a lowly position of helpless dependence upon God, with humble subservience, pitiable submission, and docile obsequiousness, may one create a throne for the Most High God within one’s heart. In refraining from ever issuing a reprimand that one does not also heed simultaneously, with loneliness, humility, and penitence, and in tempering the harshness of all such cold hard truths and calls for correction, with the comforting Spirit of meekness, gentleness, and love, one may work to maintain the necessary lowly state of humility required to wield the Sword of the Spirit and the Word of Truth.

“Her True Victory”🌎🌍🌏🕊
In wanting our fellow man to win and succeed instead of ourselves, in being willing and eager to sacrifice our lives just to make those of our brethren a little better, and in desiring after the wellbeing of any who may harm us without reason, we are of an agreeable, as lowly and humble, and characteristically Christian, or “Christ-like,” disposition, by manifesting His altruistically selflessly loving will, of kindness and compassion at the expense of our own welfare. In order to safely wield the Sword of Truth, one must be of a penitent heart, and a meek and humble Spirit, as free from covetousness, jealousy, or prideful vainglory, as such a one is not out for personal victory or gain, but rather, triumphs only whenever others succeed.

Tie-Died Rainbows!💧🎀🌈
“Tye: Means To Share The Win.”
(Ascension: Not without my God, and not without all my brethren, even the “anti-s!”)

“The Bliss of Penitence:”💔❣️❤️
(The Conciliation for Presumptuous Sin)
My recourse to the almighty love of the Lord is through penitence, as the heartfelt internal experience of contrition, or feeling guilt or sorrow over my shortcomings or sins. Through the humbling act of openly recognizing and admitting my wrongs, and accepting the faults, imperfection, and unmanageability within myself, as the utter wreckage of my heart within the bondage of the human condition, I am filled with the Spirit of Truth by my own honesty, which is the best blessing imaginable, because the Spirit of Truth is also the Spirit of Love!
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The honesty of my recognition of my own human wretchedness is painful, but as I persist devoutly towards my belief in only the utmost of Love’s merciful perfection in God, that pain turns into a reflective and hopeful sorrow, magically bittersweet in its strange quality of lucidity intermingled with a wistful sort of whimsy. I can feel God holding me nestled safely under His wing, in a state of heartrending but tender endearment, as He enlightens my heart, alleviates my burdens, and refreshens my Eyes, as my attitude and outlook upon myself and my life, unto a state of purity. My penitence and humility is the gateway by which I am rescued of the Lord, and swept away to the refuge of love in my God, as my White Knight in shining armor.
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Thus Saith the LORD:
“Sanctified.”🌊🌎🌈
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Ephesians 6:13-20
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6&version=AKJV

Hebrews 4:12-16
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4&version=AKJV

Matthew 8:5-13
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+8&version=AKJV

1 Corinthians 4:1-5; 9-12;
4 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye arehonourable, but we are despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 and labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13 being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and arethe offscouring of all things unto this day.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+4&version=AKJV

1 Peter 2:18-25
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 19 For this isthankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+2&version=AKJV

1 Peter 3:8-12; 14-18
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16 having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter+3&version=AKJV

John 16:1-16; 21-24; 33
16 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
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.
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

1 Peter 4:1-6; 8; 12-19
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.
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
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%20Peter+4&version=AKJV

Luke 18:9-14; 18-19
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+18&version=AKJV

Wednesday 5/24/17
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“The Secret Stairs”
+The Etched Memories of a Freemason+
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📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: “The Secret Stairs”✍️
-Acts 17
-2 Chronicles 6
-1 Kings 8
-2 Samuel 7
-1 Chronicles 22
-1 Corinthians 3
-1 Corinthians 6
-Revelation 4
-Isaiah 40
-Revelation 22

(Prelude)🎶
Acts 17:24-27
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
2 Chronicles 6:7-11
7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. 8 But the Lord said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart: 9 notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name. 10 The Lordtherefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built the house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of the Lord, that he made with the children of Israel.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Revelation 4:10-11
10 the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Isaiah 40:10
10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand,
and his arm shall rule for him:
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
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“The Secret Stairs (of the Freemason)”
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O, The Secret Stares…💠
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“The Lord is my refuge and my fortress…”
(-Psalm 91:2)😉

“The Chosen One is All and Three”⚜️
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Truly, simply dwelling within the presence of God is the greatest joy of my life. Any work ahead of me only ever retains value if I wait upon the Lord, so that He may go forth ahead of me and lead Us safely according to His perfect will. In following after God and Jesus, I may then be as One with my Family, as Our Trinity, and We may then proceed in this life’s work Together. In all that I do, and in anything that I do, my reward is indwelling, as merely the intuitive sense of being at One with God and Jesus.

“The Intention is the Purpose”💛💘💝
My intention to please the Lord is my reason for any endeavor, and my drive to be ever nearer and dearer to Him is my very life-force and my holy elevation, as my only motivation and my “raison d’être.” Whenever my world crumbles and falls around me, as when any project or piece of work in which I’ve invested my Time and effort does not turn out to be a success, I can take refuge in my God as my respite, or my comfort and reprieve. The actual outcome, or the overt appearance of the fruit of my labors, matters not to me, because I only embark upon any ordeal, or endeavor of my Time and energy, as an outward way in which to display to God my devotion and affection. Only the intention, as the desire to please and honor God, through any of my actions, is the purpose and the reward of my actions, and whether I succeed by worldly standards or not, has little bearing upon my purposes and projects, or the joy I may derive from any such endeavors. As long as my heart is in the right place, as in, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High God, then I am sure to find satisfaction in what I do no matter what transpires of it, be it in any gain or loss, pleasure or pain, or success or failure. All of my actions are dedicated to the honor of God, and all my acts are merely ways to prove to God how much I care by how hard I am willing to work.

“The Meaning of… ‘It'”💔❣️❤️
I only undertake any plan or objective with the intention of pleasing the Lord, and in the effort to act righteously in His Eyes and make Him happy. I exert the utmost of myself and my efforts, because any less than that would be a dishonor to God. I absolutely must always give it my all, whatever “it” happens to be, because I only ever do anything simply in order to show to God just what He means to me, and how far I am willing to go in order to prove my undying love and affection.

“A Place of the Heart”💖💓💒
My love for God is my intention, or my motive for any action, and is what puts my “heart in the right place.” As long as my heart is in the right place, and I am merely acting out my unseen intention, of making God happy and proud, and bringing Him pleasure, then I cannot fail to succeed, no matter what the ostensible outcome of my efforts appears to be. The fruit of my labors is writ of pure gold, and inscribed eternally in the ink of a Paschal sacrifice upon the doors of my heart, as my gate, my white picket fence, and my home for the Lord. I welcome home God and Jesus to the Temple within my soul, wrought of the gilded leaf of God’s golden charity, and inhabited eternally, through Our love.
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“I ❤️ Yahweh.”
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Acts 17:22-31
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+17&version=AKJV

2 Chronicles 6:1-21
6 Then said Solomon, The Lord hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever. 3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood. 4 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying, 5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: 6 but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. 7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. 8 But the Lord said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart: 9 notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name. 10 The Lordtherefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built the house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of the Lord, that he made with the children of Israel.
12 And he stood before the altar of the Lordin the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands: 13 for Solomon had made a brasen scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven, 14 and said, O LordGod of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts: 15 thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 16 Now therefore, O LordGod of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me. 17 Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David. 18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: 20 that thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place. 21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+6&version=AKJV

1 Kings 8:12-21
12 Then spake Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever. 14 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;) 15 and he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, 16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel. 17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LordGod of Israel. 18 And the Lord said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. 19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name. 20 And the Lord hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. 21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the Lord, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+8&version=AKJV

2 Samuel 7
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
7 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies; 2 that the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the Lord is with thee.
4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, 5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7 In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar? 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 9 and I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that arein the earth. 10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 11 and as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lordtelleth thee that he will make thee an house.
12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15 but my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. 16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
18 Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God? 20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest thy servant. 21 For thy word’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them. 22 Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there anyGod beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, evenlike Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? 24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to bea people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God. 25 And now, O LordGod, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. 26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. 27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. 28 And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: 29 therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Samuel+7&version=AKJV

1 Chronicles 22:6-13
6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LordGod of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the Lordmy God: 8 but the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days. 10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever. 11 Now, my son, the Lord be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the Lord thy God, as he hath said of thee. 12 Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord thy God. 13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the Lordcharged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+22&version=AKJV

1 Corinthians 3:6-23
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which templeye are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; 22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23 and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+3&version=AKJV

1 Corinthians 6:14-20
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+6&version=AKJV

Revelation 4:10-11
10 the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+4&version=AKJV

Isaiah 40:9-11
9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings,
get thee up into the high mountain;
O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings,
lift up thy voice with strength;
lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand,
and his arm shall rule for him:
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom,
and shall gently lead those that are with young.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+40&version=AKJV

Revelation 22:12-14; 16-21
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed arethey that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bewith you all. Amen.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22&version=AKJV

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.
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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.
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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.
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