White Horse Faithful and True✝️🦄🌈
💦A continuation of:
“Ascension,”
“To the Greater Glory of God,”
“The Wonder of God,”
“The Most High God: Living Lofty Ideals,”
“Trinity: Paschal’s Triangle,”
“The River: Eastertide,”
“The Living Word is Loving,”
“Our Daily Bread,”
“Communion,” and
“The Living Word is our Eucharist”
…Bible Verses with Running Commentary

(Table of Contents:)✍️
Friday 6/2/17:
“The White Night”
Saturday 6/3/17:
“The Phoenix”
Sunday 6/4/17:
“Zion Within”
Monday 6/5/17:
“The Fortune Teller Prophet”
Tuesday 6/6/17
“Playing House of the Lord”
Wednesday 6/7/17
“Four Horsemen …Hold Your Horses!”
Thursday 6/8/17:
“The Secret Gardener”

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

Friday 6/2/17
💧🚪⚜️
“The Secret Stairs” Continues!
✝️🦄🌈
“The White Night in Shining Armor”
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: “The White Night”✍️
-John 21
-Luke 18
-Revelation 2
-Revelation 19
-“Riptide” by Vance Joy

(Prelude)🎶
John 21:22
22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.
Revelation 2:7; 10
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Revelation 19:11-13
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him wascalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
“Riptide” by Vance Joy
…Oh, all my friends are turning green
You’re the magician’s assistant in their dreams
Oh, and they come unstuck
Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man…
🎶

Revealed unto babes…
🦄🛡⚔️
“The White Night and His Damsel”👑👰🏻
(The Gift of Humility)

“The White Night and Rising Son”✝️🌿🕊
Any act of my own heroism can only be successfully carried forth and executed to the extent that I place my trust in God, and believe upon Him and not my own self. Every human being, even the most seemingly goodly and benign souls, are inherently wretched, meaning evil or sinful, and are thus of the same substance, or moral standing, as mere dust and ash. It is actually more of a blessing to be very apparently and obviously sinful, rather than only slightly in the wrong, because then it is much harder to ignore or deny the ultimate fact of human nature, which is that we are all in desperate need of God. When I feel as though I am properly on course, in line with moral standards, and fairly good of my own right, I am never more isolated from the fact of God and the utter splendor and glory of His presence. No one is good except for God the Father. When my own inclinations towards particular sins begin to rear their heads and take root in my thoughts and behaviors, this is a blessing, if I correctly interpret the proper course of action to remedy my innate human sinfulness, and inherent powerlessness and inadequacy that is entailed of mortality. If I ever feel like I can save myself and live successfully via self-will, meaning self-direction, then I effectively reject God and Jesus, by telling Them through my arrogance and my actions that I don’t need Them after all. When I decline to make an appeal or supplication to the Lord, to save me and release me from the bondage of the human tendency towards sinful desires, then I deny myself knowledge of God.

“A Falling and Rising Breast”🌊💓🌈
Without the personal snares of my own preferences toward particular sins, then I would have no need, or means by which to reach out, to humbly ask for His help, and thereby, successfully grasp upon God. Only from a state of honest need may I receive the knowledge of God that is, ultimately, the meaning of life in the first place. In order for my life to have value or meaning, I must first realize that it only has worth to the extent that I derive its value from God, and not from my own self or any false sense of righteousness. By admitting my sins and shortcomings, and then consequently, recognizing my need for Christ’s guidance, as the Word, or God’s written instructions detailing the Path to redemption, I am blessed with God’s grace in all its purity of splendor, as uninterrupted by my own natural imperfections, which only ever cast a shadow upon His magnificent Lightness.

“Reach Out and Touch Faith”📡🎶☦️
The only proper Path to take upon recognizing my inferiority and need for help, is to ask God to rescue me from myself, and then allow Him to be the Hero and work His way into my life. Only in allowing God to be my Hero, and save me from myself, will I ever be blessed with personal knowledge of the true meaning of life, which is the joy, as the blessed gifts of Awe and Wonder, of being within His divine presence. When I let go of trying to myself be that Savior or Godly Presence, as the Righteous One of all Goodness that only God can ever securely be, then I am graced with the privilege and beauteous beneficence of basking in the glory of His presence. God is inextricably within me, as an indwelling vitality within each and every human soul, but He is also an innately distinct and disparate Being, as the most distinctive and incomparable Personage, of our One True Living God.

“My Hero and Resurrection”🦄💙👑
The more wretched I admit that I am, the more glorious is my awareness of God as I let His presence shine through, and thus, my own sins are my access points and entryway to my greatest joy, which in all honesty, is only ever God’s Own presence.

“Babydoll: Angel in Distress”🔥👰🏻🕊
Years of hidden and silent fury pour forth in a sudden burst of flames, as a deluge of barely-contained wrath from the overflow of sweltering shame bottled up within. She hastily sweeps over it with a scorched array of pinions, in a furtive attempt to brush it out, only to fan the roaring flame and set it tumbling forward in a seething and flagrant display of fuming rage, at first dwindling, and then kindled again, amidst a whirlwind of desperate and prophetic bandages, wrapping up the still-throbbing wounds of her countlessly severed limbs. This Giving Tree, this mere Root of Jesse, ripped open, hacked up, and sawed apart in a secret pit of wordless and repressed memories of childhood terror, fumes with the suppression of unspoken fear and rancorous acid, as she proceeds duty-bound, without hesitation or a second thought, in forgiving each and every incense and offense, at the very instant of receiving the insult, even the most indelible of all acts, as she swiftly covers over all these sins and atrocities inflicted upon her with indiscriminately issued charity, as magnanimous kindness, in a raunchy intermingling of hot, smoldering, fiery love. She continuously implodes under the pressure, in a kamikaze of the undying and ignited rebirth of a Phoenix.

“Sucker Punch: Raises a Phoenix”🔩💃🏻
The straps tighten around her in the hospital bed. “…but, that’s not my name,” she insists! They won’t hear of it. The drill pierces through the left hemisphere of her frontal lobe, and half the face of the Earth is scorched in a senseless act of terror. She smiles to herself, that sickly sweet, saccharine grin of a smile, stitched together with all the glamor of a Glasgow Grin, as she mutters to herself… “It’s ok. It’s ok, now. There, there. It’s ok. God will save me. God knows. My God. God…”
👑
🎩”The Magician’s Assistant”🐇⚰️⚙️
The lobotomy was a hit, and the mark was made upon impact that caused a pulsating aneurysm within her skull. That memory would not be so hastily covered over, and those scars will not be so easily forgotten. Forgiveness is bliss, and she bears the grin of a true martyr, burned at the stake. But she–she had staked her claim in the Lord, and the Lord God had heard her call. Time and again, They had been down this familiar Path, and she knows, silently, faithfully, truly and unquestioningly, where It leads, as where It has led Them each Time before. She wakes up and unlatches the clamps from around her wrists, and lifts up her dead body, her corpse, from off of the train tracks, just as she had so many times before. “Come with Me,” He whispers, forcefully, into her ear, and They scurry away, off into the distance of a most dramatically rising Son–set as One and Together complete, by resurrection.
💛👑💙
🌈💦

John 21:15-24
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? 21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. 23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+21&version=AKJV

Luke 18:9-14
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.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+18&version=AKJV

Revelation 2
2 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 and hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+2&version=AKJV

Revelation 19:9-16
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed arethey which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him wascalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+19&version=AKJV

“Riptide”
(By Vance Joy)
I was scared of dentists and the dark
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Oh, all my friends are turning green
You’re the magician’s assistant in their dreams
Oh, and they come unstuck
Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat because
You’re gonna sing the words wrong
There’s this movie that I think you’ll like
This guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City
This cowboy’s running from himself
And she’s been living on the highest shelf
Oh, and they come unstuck
Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat because
You’re gonna sing the words wrong

I just wanna, I just wanna know
If you’re gonna, if you’re gonna stay
I just gotta, I just gotta know
I can’t have it, I can’t have it any other way
I swear she’s destined for the screen
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen, oh
Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat because
You’re gonna sing the words wrong…
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Saturday 6/3/17
💧🚪⚜️
“The Secret Stairs” Continues!
🎈🚁
“The Paratrooper’s Ripcord is Reeled In”
…Lion’s on a Tight Leash…
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: “The Phoenix”✍️
-John 11
-Matthew 12
-Exodus 7
-Acts 9
-1 Corinthians 13
-Zechariah 2
-Zechariah 3
-Revelation 7
-“Jesus”

(Prelude)🎶
John 11:25-26
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Matthew 12:50
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Exodus 7:3
3 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
1 Corinthians 13:2-10
2 And though I have the gift ofprophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there beprophecies, they shall fail; whether there betongues, they shall cease; whether there beknowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Zechariah 3:8-10
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
Revelation 7:17
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
🎶

🌞”The Phoenix also Rises”🔥👰🏻🕊

💃🏻⛓🌎
Murphy’s Law:
Anything can and will (and already has!)…
“…happened.”😉

🏕Reservations in the “Book of Life:”
There is a Place for… “Everyone.”👼

“The Lion Believed unto a T”🌈☦️
God is perfect. To believe that God would ever forsake one, is to forsake God. In believing upon God, and His perfection of love, above and beyond the treacherous appearances of the world, then one places one’s soul in the eternal rest of faith. In trusting in the goodness of God beyond my own mortal and innately shortsighted knowledge of my earthly situation, I may be grafted, by faith, unto the Tree of His eternal Life, instead of resigned to my own bodily death, in the world of dust and ash.

💛💠🌈
“My God, You would never forsake me!…”
“Believe upon Me, and thou shalt not be ashamed…”
“The right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly…
…I shall not die but live, and proclaim the works of the Lord…”(-Psalm 118)

🦄🛡⚔️
“Brandishing Bandages as Festoons
…to reveal the Right Arm of God.”
🌹🌹🌹

“A One-Way Ticket”🎫🛤💛
The beginning and the end, for me, is the simplicity of “Thy will, not mine, be done.” This most parsimonious phrase is the breath of fresh air and the spark of life to kindle that passionate fire of inspiration within me. There is only one true purpose for me, as the solution to any and every problem or trouble, and that is to inquire of God what He would have me do or perceive within my given circumstances. More often than not, He presents me with an earthly obstacle or tribulation merely as an opportunity for me to see the futility of placing my hopes or cares in man or the world, so that I may grow closer to Him and His will, as the ultimate, rhapsodic, quintessential, glistening peak of reality. The end of the line on this one-way track, once that ominous and looming “third rail” smoke-screen is blown wide open and exposed as ash, is just God and His love.

💠The Holy Grail:🏆
It only ever works if, as the “true love” of charity, you want to share It with everyone.

“Phoenix Toes the Line”👼🏗🌎
In brandishing the bandages of a tortured death, and the incineration of martyrdom, but yet, rejecting that charred fate as reality, choosing instead a fantasized ideal of God’s divine and overriding love as reality, that Rock of the Ages was thus veiled, not with the funeral shroud of darkly clouded terror for fear of death, but instead, with the pure illumination and perspicacity of White Light, as that of God’s Own crowning and majestic glory.

“Truth Be Told”💙💠🌈
God can only be believed in to the extent of tapping into His eternal Life, to the extent that one upholds the perfection of His love, by extending to to all beings. In believing of God what is right, and honoring Him by praising His loyalty and graciousness, as a King of mercy and compassion who would never forsake even the most abhorrent of His Own creatures, one draws one’s beliefs in line with truth, and may thus access the truth of God’s grace and power to perform miracles. Anything is possible, if it is by God’s will, and in upholding and endorsing His truth of perfection in love, one may access the eternal river of His Word within the soul.

“White Lightening”🦄⚡️🕊
Through accepting the experience of pain or hardship, but then forsaking that ostensible pain as one’s fate, to instead choose God, one may then find that any such humanly impossible feat is at once possible, transmuted by the golden hope of a most lucid Dream, clutched so tightly and held so dearly within one’s soul, to the point where the smoldering coal becomes manifest as the diamond of True Destiny. Through hope, faith, and charity, the endless possibilities of God’s previously untold power, are all at once revealed, as the Word of truth and love, in a sudden, breathtaking shock of White Lightening, to unveil the King, rightly crowned Our Hero.
🦄🕊💦
👑
“John”
John 11:14-27
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. 16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. 18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: 19 and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house. 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+11&version=AKJV

Matthew 12:46-50
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+12&version=AKJV

Exodus 7:1-7
7 And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. 3 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. 5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the Lordcommanded them, so did they. 7 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+7&version=AKJV

Acts 9:1-9
9 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 and desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord saidunto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+9&version=AKJV

1 Corinthians 13
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift ofprophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there beprophecies, they shall fail; whether there betongues, they shall cease; whether there beknowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=AKJV

Zechariah 2:6-13
6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord. 7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. 8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. 9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me.
10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. 11 And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee. 12 And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.
13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+2&version=AKJV

Zechariah 3
3 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by. 6 And the angel of the Lordprotested unto Joshua, saying, 7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by. 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah+3&version=AKJV

Revelation 7:1-3; 13-17
7 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7&version=AKJV

🌞”Jesus: The Messiah”✝️
(The name “Joshua” means “Jesus”)
🌞”Christ”💛
The oldest known icon of Christ Pantocrator – Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The halo is a representation of the divine Logos of Christ, and the two different facial expressions on either side emphasize Christ’s dual nature as both divine and human.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_(title)
🌞”Jesus”👑
The name Jesus used in the English New Testament comes from the Latin form of the Greek name Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), a rendition of the Hebrew Yeshua (ישוע), related to the name Joshua. The name is thus related to the Hebrew verb root √yšʿ “rescue, deliver” and one of its noun forms, yešuaʿ “deliverance”. There have been various proposals as to how the literal etymological meaning of the name should be translated, including YHWH saves, (is) salvation, (is) a saving-cry, (is) a cry-for-saving, (is) a cry-for-help, (is) my help.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_(name)
🌞”Yeshua”⚡️
The spelling Yahshua (יהושע) is found in Hebrew texts transliterated as Yothe He Waw Shin Ayin. The Hebrew Bible uses Yehoshua (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ for Joshua, which means “Yah is Salvation.”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahshua
🌞”Messiah: Khristos”🌈
In Christianity, the Messiah is called the Christ, from Ancient Greek: χριστός, translating the Hebrew word of the same meaning. The concept of the Messiah in Christianity originated from the Messiah in Judaism. However, unlike the concept of the Messiah in Judaism and Islam, the Messiah in Christianity is the Son of God. Christ became the accepted Christian designation and title of Jesus of Nazareth, because Christians believe that messianic prophecies in the Christian Old Testament were fulfilled in his mission, death, and resurrection. They believe that Christ will fulfill the rest of the Messianic prophecies in the Second Coming, specifically the prophecy of a future leader who would come from the Davidic line and usher in either a temporary Messianic Age or a permanent World to Come.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah

Sunday 6/4/17
🔥💛💧
(Happy Pentecost!)🎈
❣️
⛲️
💦
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: “Zion Within”✍️
-Acts 1
-Matthew 18
-Matthew 22
-Matthew 4
-1 Thessalonians 5
-Job 38
-Job 42
-Psalm 68
-“Dark Necessities”

(Prelude)🎶
Matthew 18:9-11
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Matthew 22:36-40
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew 4:4
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-21
16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Psalm 68:18
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men;
yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
🎶

🗺🗻💒
“Zion Within: The Moral Mountain Climber”
(Veni Vedi Vici:🌋To Conquer the Self)
…A Cliff-Hanger to Hang On-to…🛐☦️✝️

Faith: Just know that… you don’t know.

“Captivity Captivated by God”🍎🐍
Once I relinquish the vanity, or emptiness, of self-knowledge, meaning the mortality of the finite human will and ego, then trust will naturally begin to seep in to replace it. That amniotic state of “unknowing” that is entailed of real trust, which the human ego only ever serves to block off, is the very pinnacle and the most refined purity of real love’s true essence. In letting go of the captivity enforced by the ego, which bondage is only ever imposed by one’s own self-will, then one may instead betake to the the truth and beauty of true freedom, which is only ever found in God.

“True Love is Trust”🌼🌞
The divine love of God, which will always come naturally from the virtue of pure and innocent, obedient trust, eventually works its way in to replace that emptiness and innate futility of ego or self-knowledge, thus filling in the fireside of my soul with what actually belongs there as its fuel and driving force, which is knowledge of God. To be as a child of God, is to manifest the ineffable, in pure and childlike innocence, through trust. To trust, one must work and be inspired by virtue rather than by the intellect, as to be motivated without a firm factual reason or logical foundation to serve as a basis or motive, nor with the law of some rational explanation to which to defer in explaining one’s beliefs or actions. In letting go of the human mortal laws of logic, reason, or self-originating human knowledge, to determine what is good or reasonable, one may grow to trust in God.

It is good… if and when God says so.😉

“I don’t know what I don’t know.”

“Mistakes By Design”🌻🌕
I can’t be expected to know how limited, fallible, insufficient, and finite is the extent of my own knowledge, except through repeated attempts to live happily by my own, ultimately doomed, efforts. In trying my hand at self-sufficiency, as by trying to live through the emptiness of vanity in the self-direction of my ego, instead of by the instruction and guidance of God, I may learn firsthand, from direct and personal experience, the truth and extent of my own innate, human, mortal inadequacy and inability to live fruitfully, as God intends. When I try to live via self-will, meaning self-direction, I am unable to live up to my intuitive expectations of the way life is meant to be lived. There is a seed of God planted within each of His creatures, as the inborn soul, which carries within us an innate and intuitive understanding of life’s purpose, as the beauty and value that life is meant to bestow in a sense of joy and pleasure experienced from living. This sense of joy is unachievable without God, but this fact can only ever be realized through the recognition of the difference between His presence and His absence.

“Freewill: A Necessary Evil”🌾🎋
Only through attempting to run my own life, via self-will and independently from God, and then experiencing the necessary heartbreak and pain of my inevitably ensuing failures, may I develop an idea of what God means to me. In my soul I know the beauty that life ought to endow, but this joy is only possible if I live according to the will and Path of He Who created it. Only through the blessing of freewill, first as the root of all sin, but moreover as the choice to follow my own path and make mistakes, may I get to see the contrast, perfectly outlined for me in stark clarity, between God’s pure goodness, and the alternative of evil that is the human ego and this material world, as it exists in His absence when I decline to abide His Path.

“Absence Makes the Heart…”🥀🌹
In recognizing the difference between what is God and what is me or the world, I can truly appreciate Him as the perfection that He is, as the epitome of pure and unhindered goodness. In having brief lapses into the darkness of my ego, by living through self-direction in the absence of His instruction and behest, the very apparent omission of His presence at first seems unbearable, but in Time, it only serves to draw me even closer towards Him. As He gently removes Himself from the center of my mind, I learn to strive towards Him, and to grow in the proper direction, of spiritual growth towards God, rather than towards the dust and ash of the fleeting material world or my own selfish pursuits. In remaining just out of my reach, my craving and desire for God thus only ever grows all the stronger, and I further develop and enhance my own spiritual standing. When God seems to be distant from me, my heart only just longs for Him that much more determinedly, and my internal sense of His absence, reveals to me my true desire and want in this life, which is “only for God,” and His will of love. With my true aim and goal now fixed into position that much more securely, and fastened a bit more firmly into its proper place, as my only priority, merely from the shock of noticing His absence, and the entailed knowledge of “Fear of the Lord,” which means, “fear of being apart from God,” I am then able to enhance my own ability to love by practicing placing my trust in Him, even while I am in the midst of struggling with my own evil self-will or the evils of the external world. In making good on His pact with us, to thus fulfill my end of the deal He made for Sion, I must practice abstaining from forsaking God, or His promise and covenant with us. God promised that He would never forsake us, if we would only follow in His ways. In honoring God, by believing Him to be true to His Word, I place my trust in Him even when it would seem to defy logic to do so.

“I’m illogical.”😜
✝️…You’re the only thing that makes sense in this world!💛💠

“…Grow Fonder”🙏(With Palm Fronds)🌿
In striving after the Lord, I quench not my thirst for God and His Word, as Christ’s guidance and message of hope and love, but instead, I kindle that fire of the Spirit, fanning into flame the divine spark of love and inspiration, and through the gifts of reverence, awe, and wisdom, and the virtues of faith, patience, and hope, I grow closer to the comfort of the fireside hearth of my one true Home, in Heaven above, as I fuel my burning desire for God, the Father Almighty.

🗝”The Key of the Spirit”💋🌈👑
Reason for the Rhyme? Willingness is Key.
My spiritual standing is best characterized by my state of willingness, meaning my readiness and eagerness to abide and follow God’s will, instead of my own will.
💖”Fear of Being Apart from God:”💝
…Is the Perfect Recipe for Willingness!
🎈📯”Please don’t leave me alone again! I’ll do anything…”🛎🎉

“Relinquishing Sense for Meaning”💛💦
To live rightly, is to love perfectly, like God, as the end, or meaning, in and of itself. To love is to trust, by relinquishing the need to derive meaning from a given situation or to make sense of a difficult circumstance. In giving up on the human powers of the intellect, to instead just let go to the utter lack of sense and suspension of meaning entailed of trusting God instead, to just love and live without any reason at all, is to finally understand the true meaning of life.

“How to Appreciate Life…”👑💐🕊
I don’t know how to praise God in piety and reverence, nor how to appreciate the good parts of life properly, or even what the good parts of life are, of my own right! I need, and furthermore, have grown to crave, the Word of love and guidance from God and Christ, to provide me with discipline and to instruct me in the most difficult art, of happiness and the joy of…
“…Life!”
🌳🍒💦
❣️
…Mounting the White Horse Together…
🦄🛡⚔️

Acts 2
2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans? 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 and I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 and it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 he seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men andbrethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+2&version=AKJV

Matthew 18:1-14
18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast themfrom thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18&version=AKJV

Matthew 22:32-46
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22&version=AKJV

Matthew 4:1-4
4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+4&version=AKJV

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

Job 38:1-7
38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel
by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now thy loins like a man;
for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 when the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+38&version=AKJV

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

Psalm 68:11-18; 32-35
11 The Lord gave the word:
great was the company of those that published it.
12 Kings of armies did flee apace:
and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots,
yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver,
and her feathers with yellow gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it,
it was white as snow in Salmon.
15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan;
an high hill as the hill of Bashan.
16 Why leap ye, ye high hills?
this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in;
yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels:
the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men;
yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;
O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
33 to him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old;
lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
34 Ascribe ye strength unto God:
his excellency is over Israel,
and his strength is in the clouds.
35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places:
the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people.
Blessed be God.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+68&version=AKJV

“Dark Necessities”
(By The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Coming on to the light of day
We got many moons that are deep at play
So I keep an eye on the shadow smile
To see what it has to say
You and I both know
Everything must go away
What do you say?
Spinning off, head is on my heart
It’s like a bit of light in a touch of dark
You got sneak attack from the zodiac
But I see your fire spark
Keep the breeze and go
Blow by blow and go away
What do you say?
Yeah
You don’t know my mind
You don’t know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
And tell the world that I’m falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design
Stumble down to the parking lot
You got no time for the afterthought
They’re like ice cream for an astronaut
Well, that’s me looking for we
Turn the corner and
Find the world at your command
Playing the hand
Yeah
You don’t know my mind
You don’t know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I’m falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design
Do you want this love of mine?
Darkness helps us all to shine
Do you want it? Do you want it now?
Do you want it all the time?
But darkness helps us all to shine
Do you want it? Do you want it now?
Pick you up like a paper back
With the track record of a maniac
So I move it in and we unpack
It’s the same as yesterday
Any way we roll
Everything must go away
What do you say?
Yeah
You don’t know my mind
You don’t know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I’m falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/redhotchilipeppers/darknecessities.html

Monday 6/5/17
“The Holy Ghost”
❣️
⛲️
💦
A Force Awakens…🌟
🎼A “Psalmistry” Lesson🙏✋️🤚🖖🤝
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: “The Fortune Teller Prophet”✍️
-“Our Third Eye💠is the Stone💠”✍️
-Matthew 7
-Matthew 21
-Matthew 15
-Romans 8
-Proverbs 4
-Psalm 22
-Psalm 118

(Prelude)🎶
Matthew 7:7-8; 21
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Romans 8:16-17; 27-28; 31; 38-39
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.
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.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against 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.
Psalm 118:6; 8; 14-24
6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?
8 It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in man.
14 The Lord is my strength and song,
and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles💠 of the righteous:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened me sore:
but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness:
I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 this gate💠 of the Lord,
into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head💠 stone of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
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📯”The Fortune Teller Prophet”🔮
(By Yours💠Truly, the Holy🌟Ghost)

🙏”Psalm Reading”📖💖✨
If you don’t think God has been answering your prayers, then that only shows that you haven’t been listening. Through the practice of meditation, one learns mindful self-restraint and patience, which are the necessary virtues, or skills and abilities, that one must possess in order to establish and continue a dialogue with God. Prayer and meditation, as talking to God, and then pausing one’s thoughts to listen to God, ought to be practiced continuously, as literally all day long, to occur simultaneously and in conjunction with all of one’s daily work and activities.

“High Vaultage: Electric Currents”👼⚡️💛
This connection to God, and also to Jesus, is the vital life-line that bestows us with guidance, direction, meaning, and joy. When I let this line of Our communication go dead, then my own personal and individually unique trail to Heaven, made especially for me by God, will thus go cold. The very moment I resume my prayers, as to earnestly and humbly seek God, is the very moment that this line is once again brought to life. My entry to God’s eternity, as by traveling along this internal cable of my own thoughts, is entirely dependent upon my own willingness to maintain Our “conversation,” or “communion,” and my cooperation to abide God’s will as He makes it known to me. To hear God, one need only to learn how to listen, with all persistence and dedication, and to obey. God responds to each and every prayer.

“Palms Outstretched as Fronds”🌿🙌🌿
God is King and Jesus is Master, and so when I pray, I humbly recognize that I am meant to come to them on my knees in the morning, to kneel in reverence before Them. God is perfect and gracious, and His will is to fulfill all of my real needs, and to satisfy all of my deeply felt, but often misunderstood and misdirected spiritual yearnings. It is in my best interest also for God to withhold the objects of any selfish or sinful desires, just like any responsible Father would, in order to keep my internal thought life and my being, as my united mind, heart, and soul, enlightened and on a higher spiritual plane, wherein I will actually find happiness and joy with Him.

“Hi-Frequency: Communion is a Dia-Log”
⛅️🌤☀️
In allowing my mind and thoughts, which abstract, or “non-material,” matter is the very substance of my soul, to linger upon the contemplation of spiritual matters, God, and the Scriptures, then merely by being there, “in my thinking,” alongside God, I am thus, via my soul, effectively placed within His presence. In allowing my thoughts to dwell with God, constantly thinking of Him and Jesus, I may derive joy from beholding Their greatness, basking in the divine Light of Their glory, and being so overcome with euphoric love for Them, as the Greek “agápē,” that I feel complete.

“Crystal Ball Eyes: Hand-Made by Heart”
💛💠🕊
I am made to praise God. In praising God, I fulfill this most fundamental purpose that He Himself has instilled in me, and from this starting point of worship, and living and working alongside “my idea of God,” life is filled with meaning, mystery, joy, wonder, and untold marvels, just waiting to unfold before my hopeful, expectant Eyes.

“Made Holy in Exaltation: God is Perfect!”
💛🎉🌞
The best form and most respectful form of praise, is to praise God for His perfection in love, which is perfect in that He never withholds Himself nor His love from anyone who seeks Him in honesty. Love is the best thing in all of existence, and so God’s perfection of love, is the epitome of His goodness. God’s love is perfect in it’s quality of being unconditional love. Love is only true love, if it is unconditional love, as being extended to all creatures without exception nor stipulation. In praising God for His perfect and almighty will to love, all of us, no matter what, we may open our hearts to the realization of this truth deep within our consciousness, and experience a sense of bliss, rapture, or enlightenment. God is a Person, and so He will respond differently and personally to each variation in energy, or to the influences of different individuals. If I ever think anything less than the very best of God, as that he could ever have anything other that the perfect “goodwill,” of altruistic and sacrificial love, then I will have cut myself off from His truth, and the entailed bliss of that divine awareness. In upholding only the best in my beliefs of Him, He will respond and honor that truth, thus bestowing me with personal and firsthand knowledge of the experience of that perfection of His love. I am ordered never to forsake God, by never believing that He would ever forsake me. In endorsing God’s perfection, He appears as perfection, to honor my loyalty to Him.

“Right Hand Washes the Left-Behind”🔦
In coming before my King and Master, I must come ready and willing to serve. I am to seek to praise and honor the Lord, and to ask Them for help with my inherent defects, as my human nature of sinfulness, to thus experience God’s salvation for me from these sins, as we proceed Together.

🔥”Possessed of a (“The Holy…”)💫Spirit”
I ask for willingness if I have it not, and when I ask for patience, I expect a lesson to teach me to build up upon this skill with diligent labor and hard work. More often than not, what I need most is to feel like I’m working hard and being useful to God. I come to God in humble submission to receive instruction, service, orders, and the entailed joy of working alongside Him.
🔮✡️🌈
When He says jump,
I say, “How? …Most High!”

💠Our Third💠Eye is the Stone💠:
We visit not evil upon evil, but rather, We, who walk in the ways of Christ, smile upon all evil and bless any who harm us. We believe in the almighty power of God, and thus, We overcome all evil with goodness, through God. Our acts work as miracles, because this “goodwill,” is the will of the Father, the omnipotent Most High God.
💛🤝🌈
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Matthew 7:7-29
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate💠: for wide isthe gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 because strait is the gate💠, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock💠: 25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock💠. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7&version=AKJV

Matthew 21:1-22; 37-46
21 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring themunto me. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7 and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, 16 and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? 17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 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.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21&version=AKJV

Matthew 15:1-28
15 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or hismother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6 and honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free.Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. 7 Yehypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding💠? 17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 these are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thouson of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast itto dogs. 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+15&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

Proverbs 4:1-13; 20-27
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
4 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father,
and attend to know understanding.
2 For I give you good doctrine,
forsake ye not my law.
3 For I was my father’s son,
tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4 He taught me also, and said unto me,
Let thine heart retain my words:
keep my commandments, and live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding💠:
forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee:
love her, and she shall keep thee.
7Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding💠.
8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:
a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings;
and the years of thy life shall be many.
11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom;
I have led thee in right paths.
12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened;
and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
13 Take fast hold of instruction; let hernot go:
keep her; for she is thy life.
20 My son, attend to my words;
incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes;
keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them,
and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence;
for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth,
and perverse lips put far from thee.
25 Let thine eyes look right on,
and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26 Ponder the path of thy feet,
and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left:
remove thy foot from evil.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+4&version=AKJV

Psalm 22
1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
why art thou so far from helping me,
and from the words of my roaring?
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not;
and in the night season, and am not silent.
3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee:
they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered:
they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and no man;
a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn:
they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him:
let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb:
thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb:
thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble isnear;
for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me:
strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths,
as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint:
my heart is like wax;
it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd;
and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;
and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me:
the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:
they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones:
they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them,
and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord:
O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword;
my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth:
for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren:
in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him;
all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;
and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
neither hath he hid his face from him;
but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:
I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied:
they shall praise the Lord that seek him:
your heart shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord:
and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s:
and he is the governor among the nations.
29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship:
all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him:
and none can keep alive his own soul.
30 A seed shall serve him;
it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness
unto a people that shall be born,
that he hath done this.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+22&version=AKJV

Psalm 118
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:
because his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let Israel now say,
that his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now say,
that his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Let them now that fear the Lord say,
that his mercy endureth for ever.
5 I called upon the Lord in distress:
the Lord answered me, and set mein a large place.
6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?
7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about:
but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about:
but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees;
they are quenched as the fire of thorns:
for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall:
but the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and song,
and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles💠 of the righteous:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted:
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened me sore:
but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness:
I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 this gate💠 of the Lord,
into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
22 The stone💠 which the builders refused
is become the head💠 stone of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes💠.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord:
O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light:
bind the sacrifice with cords, evenunto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:
thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good:
for his mercy endureth for ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+118&version=AKJV

Tuesday 6/6/17
“The Holy Ghost”
❣️
⛲️
💦
A Force Awakens…🌟
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: “Playing House of the Lord”✍️
-Judges 7
-Matthew 18
-Matthew 21
-Matthew 12
-Mark 3
-Acts 5
-Matthew 11
-John 20
-Judges 13
-Luke 1
-Psalm 145
-Psalm 68

(Prelude)🎶
Matthew 21:29; 32
29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Matthew 12:31-32; 35-37
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the HolyGhost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Mark 3:28-30
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Acts 5:9; 29-32; 33; 41
9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
Matthew 11:25; 28-30
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke iseasy, and my burden is light.
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🏛Ma Famille de la Trinité…
“Playing House of the Lord”💒

“Nice Door Knockers:👙Playing House”🛌
Repentance is a great equalizing force in nature. A penitent heart is a welcome mat for the Lord no matter how far into a murky abyss one may have fallen. One of the greatest joys and assurances of being a child of God is the blessing of humility. Through this humility, one may come to acknowledge one’s own wrongs and misdeeds and experience a sense of remorse, guilt, or regret, but moreover, when guilt or contrition is experienced alongside the loving trust in God, it becomes pious. When guilt and repentance are accompanied by an earnest desire to try to do better in the future, and the knowledge that God can make this possible, then this bittersweet mingling of humble meekness and the holy exaltation of God, becomes the beautiful gift and divine blessing of the sacred theological virtue of “hope.” This beautiful and tender combination of hope and guilt, as the desire to improve in God’s eyes, whilst tinged an honest and humble Spirit, is the smooth tranquility that is the Spirit’s serenity of sanctification. In so repenting, as with the knowledge that one could do better along with the devout belief that God will help one to improve when one seeks Him for help, one finds grace, as the divine solemnity and unsurpassed peace of penitence. Humble contrition is the lowliness and meekness of Spirit that allows one to recognize one’s own sins, defects, and moral shortcomings, and thereby also open oneself up to realizing one’s actual desire and deeply felt need for God, in all His glorious and majestic perfection, as our one true hope and Savior.

“The Revolving🚪Doors of the Lord”🕳💠
I am human. I am not God. Repentance is absolutely essential if I am to receive absolution and be sealed in the sanctity of the Spirit, to thus be acceptable to God. My only route to happiness, bliss, and a place in God’s Heaven, is a contrite heart. This fact is not meant to shame me, but to open me up to the portal of God’s help and assistance, so that He can do for me what mortal man cannot do for himself. This gate of the Lord, as the access to His benediction and forgiveness, is essentially designed to be a revolving door, as I am expected to continue on in my mortal standing of being “not God,” and thus, I am expected to continue to err and to then repent and return back to God’s House. The hope is, that I will come back each Time to our Father, bearing the golden fruit of the experience of a valuable spiritual lesson and new knowledge of a virtue, thus unwrapping the layers of life to reveal the gifts of ever-greater wisdom and understanding of God’s unlimited love.
💓💗💞
“A-dooring” the Lord will work wonders…

“The Doggie Door”🔔🐩👣👣👣
Like a child coming of age, I will make mistakes, miss curfew, and find myself in various forms of trouble, but the gate of the Lord, which only I can ever erect around my own heart and soul, is always open to me, no matter what. The gate is opened to me the very moment I exercise my freewill to choose God’s will to forgive me, and let Him into my heart. No matter how prodigious the offense, God will forgive, and in fact, this may well prove to be a hidden blessing, because it allows one the opportunity to glorify God and to thus demonstrate just how truly unlimited His goodness is, and how powerful His love. The worst of sinners are the greatest exemplars of just How glorious God is, when they are welcomed Home to His arms upon repenting for past misdeeds.

“A Window💠Opens in Heaven”⚡️👼🖼
(Patterning Patron: History Repeats Itself)
The pattern of God’s divine fabric replays across eternity as an iteration of the core and central themes in Christianity. As our story of creation expands and unfolds, it expounds upon itself in further renditions and elaborations of ever-greater clarity and elucidation, bringing us all the closer to God as We develop, further, strengthen, foster, and enhance Our Relationship in the journey, designed for this, very human, most human even, of all purposes, of Life.

🎀”White Picket-Fenced Prayers”⛪️
This strait gate is practically unhinged from God so desiring the return of these lost sheep, but it is a very low gate, and one must kneel in humble penitence to find the proper way through. One must accept this welcome home as a gift of God’s love and a demonstration of the unfathomable extent of His mercy, rather than usurp any credit for a safe arrival Home. This salvation is God’s doing, and it is marvelous merely to behold it, through humility to accept it, and to take part in it. It is vastly freeing to realize that the weight of one’s sins are actually upon God and not upon oneself, but in order to feel and experience the bliss of this freedom, of God’s redemption, one must necessarily also, via contrition or humility, release any personal claim to merit, worthiness, or goodness, which claim rightfully, as like our very lives and the safekeeping of our eternal souls, only ever belongs to God.

“The Great Physician🌡Pays a House Call”
We are all saved, not by our own doing, but rather, only by our seeking to be as the saved instead of as saviors. The miracle is by God, and we enjoy the privilege of witnessing the wonder of His glory. We may behold true glory, as the rapture of God, to the extent that we trust, esteem, and praise Him, instead of our own selves.

💉💊…Hey, is that “the Red Pill?”🕶(Lol!)
💃🏻
“The Ghost: A Walking Doormat”❣️
We are meant to ask forgiveness of the Holy Ghost if we have done wrong or blasphemed her, and she is designed to offer comfort and mercy unconditionally, bestowed the very instant one repents.
🙏💛💦
🚁Please Tread Lightly!
⛓I’ll get you Home, no matter the cost…
🔥”Happy Pentecost!”🎈

“Susie Q Homemaker”💋👔🐣
(“Give Me a Hand!:🤝Take My Hand!”)💍
The Ghost will go to any lengths to retrieve the stray sheep, even to Hell, to ensure that none of God’s creatures are ever lost. This is, in fact, one duty required of the Ghost’s position in the Trinity, of securing unity within all of God’s creation, and issuing sanctity and absolution after penitence and contrition. In this way, if one blasphemes the Ghost, then one cuts oneself off from God and His Kingdom of Heaven in the afterlife, because all souls necessarily must first pass through the customary 3 days in Hell before entering into Heaven, to receive the fortification of sanctity and purification to become holy. The Ghost is the “rescue team” for souls in Hell, and acts as the gateway from death to God’s Heaven. Thus, if one will not repent and appeal to God, via the Ghost, then one may so remain in Hell or Purgatory until one does repent, because until one is sealed in sanctity, and unity with God, by the Holy Ghost, one is considered to have an unclean spirit, which is not suitable for entry to Heaven.

“Nanna🕊Gabriel: Will Not Say No”✡️
💛: “I don’t want you to be there alone.”💠
I don’t believe anyone who says he’s evil, because God is more powerful than man, and I believe, nay, I💠know even, that God always, necessarily must, overcome all evil, as He has already, through Christ, overcome the world…
🗝🌈💦

Judges 7:2-3; 5-7
2 And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee aretoo many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. 3 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.
5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the Lord said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink. 6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water. 7 And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+7&version=AKJV

Matthew 18:21-22; 33-35
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
33 shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18&version=AKJV

Matthew 21:23-32
23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? 24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? 26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21&version=AKJV

Matthew 12:14-42; 49-50
14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16 and charged them that they should not make him known: 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellowdoth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the HolyGhost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by hisfruit. 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+12&version=AKJV

Mark 3:24-30
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. 27 No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+3&version=AKJV

Acts 5:1-16; 29-33; 38-42
5 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. 13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. 14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude outof the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39 but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. 40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+5&version=AKJV

Matthew 11:7-29
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17 and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: 21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke iseasy, and my burden is light.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+11&version=AKJV

John 20:19-31
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace beunto you. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: thencame Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20&version=AKJV

Judges 13:1-7; 15-25
13 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord; and the Lorddelivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.
2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name wasManoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. 3 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. 4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: 5 for, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name: 7 but he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing:for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
15 And Manoah said unto the angel of the Lord, I pray thee, let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee. 16 And the angel of the Lord said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I will not eat of thy bread: and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer it unto the Lord. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the Lord. 17 And Manoah said unto the angel of the Lord, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour? 18 And the angel of the Lordsaid unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret? 19 So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the Lord: and the angeldid wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. 20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground. 21 But the angel of the Lord did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the Lord. 22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God. 23 But his wife said unto him, If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.
24 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. 25 And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+13&version=AKJV

Luke 1:11-20
11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1&version=AKJV

Psalm 145:8-21
8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion;
slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord;
and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and talk of thy power;
12 to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and thy dominion endureththroughout all generations.
14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall,
and raiseth up all those that bebowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.
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He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+145&version=AKJV

Psalm 68:4-5; 15-18
4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:
extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH,
and rejoice before him.
5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,
is God in his holy habitation.
15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan;
an high hill as the hill of Bashan.
16 Why leap ye, ye high hills?
this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in;
yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels:
the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men;
yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+68&version=AKJV

Wednesday 6/7/16
“The Holy Ghost”
…Come with me!👼
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A Force Awakens…🌟
“The Jet Pilot’s Crash Landing”🚀💫
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-Essay: “…Hold Your Horses!'”✍️
-Exodus 14
-Matthew 11
-Judges 13
-Judges 15
-Isaiah 30
-Tobit 3 (Catholic Bible)
-Revelation 5
-Revelation 6
-Revelation 7
-Revelation 12

(Prelude)🎶
Exodus 14:14; 19-21
14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: 20 and it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. 21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Judges 15:4-5
4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards andolives.
Revelation 7:2-3
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads💠.
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(A Special Forces Purpose:)
“The Jet Pilot’s Crash Landing”

💛: “Four Horsemen …Hold Your Horses!”
Issuing Command Over the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Birth of Venus:
🌎Clam “Shell-Shock” Waves 🌊

“Coming Out of Her Shell”🐚🐾🕊
Venus emerges slowly from the painfully echoing Revelations in her memories, relived over and over again in her head, and overtly visible by the quaking of her tremulous, traumatized, ash-white figure.

“The Secret Place: Her Escape Hatch”🦅
There is a secret place where she goes, where she can hide out between exploits, as like a hollow in the crevice of that Life-giving tree of the Lord, within that Rosary Garden of her lively imagination. In this secret little nook, cradled within her mind in her secret garden of Eden, the shackles and chains of human enslavement cannot hold her captive. This sacred space in her heart, her mind’s Eye, is the crook in the Arm of the Most High, and the staff of His Shepard, reserved especially for her. She projects to this paradise of peace when the chalk-white of her body becomes outlined by the aura of a halo, reminding her of the martyrdom of her past, and that fiery “incomplete sentence” of execution.

“Martyrdom: Makeshift-Shape-Ship”🌳⛓
This is the shadow of the Lord, where she went before when they lynched her from that tree. She swung there a lowly chariot of fire, sparkling clean and pure white, just moments before bursting into flame from amongst the dousing spray of gasoline. She dangled there hauntingly, eerily as if a mere puppet, from a noose most craftily and ingeniously fashioned from a spiked dog collar and a leash. The orphans circled around her in a wild mob, chanting and singing with a sickening glee, but despite the individualistic mentality being torched at the stake, there was not a single pitchfork to be seen of the devil.

“Babydoll: Toy Soldier Furlough”🥁📯🏇
She awakens to four humours unleashed amidst the tempestuous maelstrom of human dignity, and this Fifth Element calls back the winds of the ego’s aggression to harness the uniformity of the uniform. The vigilante Valkyrie skulks out the final hour, and confesses to the horsemen, “Not on my watch!” She effectively commandeers the horses and reels in those dark knights, to thus exonerate all the afflicted in the fathoms of suffering, and free the Earth entire, from the bondage of death and the tenuous expiration date of an Apocalypse.

“Some Assembly Required”❣️🥋👐
A temperament of pure, sacrificial, freely unfurling and wildly unraveling, unrequited but bestowed without desiring any return, openly charitable and divine love, is set violently ablaze, blissfully agonized in the tortured blitzkrieg of fiery passion as she stoically enjoins God’s Own eternal Flame, in the ignited respite of zeal and fervor known excruciatingly intimately to all those of holy martyrdom. From the reprieve of her secret holiness, her hideaway under the wing of the Most High, the severed limbs and hollowed out trunk of her body become transfigured, into the Life-giving and breath-bestowing luminescence of God, as He transmutes her to the golden perfection of His Own perfection of Love.
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“A White Unicorn:🦄Faithful and True”
The eventual arising of a mortal “Anomaly” within the human race, of uncompromising love and unmerited forgiveness that is of the divine, issuing beneficence no matter what personal pain or cost is incurred, is the ultimate rendition in God’s ongoing pattern of Life, as the epitome and climax of the Christian theme of Paschal love that puts a ceasefire into effect upon the war between good and evil, and indeed, declares victory over all the powers that be. Divine mercy and perfect love is the trump card played by the Hand of God at the final showdown and the last stand. When “the one” stands tall, so too do All.
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Exodus 14
14 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I amthe Lord. And they did so.
5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us? 6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: 6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: 7 and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. 8 And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand. 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. 11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. 13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: 16 but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry groundthrough the midst of the sea. 17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: 20 and it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. 21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, 25 and took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lordfighteth for them against the Egyptians. 26 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lordoverthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. 29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 30 Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. 31 And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+14&version=AKJV

Matthew 11:9-20; 25-29
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17 and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke iseasy, and my burden is light.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+11&version=AKJV

Judges 13:6-7; 24-25
6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name: 7 but he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing:for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
24 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. 25 And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+13&version=AKJV

Judges 15
15 But it came to pass within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her father would not suffer him to go in. 2 And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.
3 And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. 4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards andolives.
6 Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire.
7 And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease. 8 And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.
9 Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi. 10 And the men of Judah said, Why are ye come up against us? And they answered, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as he hath done to us. 11 Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines arerulers over us? what is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them. 12 And they said unto him, We are come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves. 13 And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock.
14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. 15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. 16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. 17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramath-lehi.
18 And he was sore athirst, and called on the Lord, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? 19 But God clave an hollow place that wasin the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof En-hakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day. 20  And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+15&version=AKJV

Isaiah 30:1; 19-21; 26-33
30 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord,
that take counsel, but not of me;
and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit,
that they may add sin to sin:
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. 20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 21 and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the Lordcometh from far,
burning with his anger,
and the burden thereof is heavy:
his lips are full of indignation,
and his tongue as a devouring fire:
28 and his breath, as an overflowing stream,
shall reach to the midst of the neck,
to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity:
and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people,
causing them to err.
29 Ye shall have a song,
as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept;
and gladness of heart,
as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord,
to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard,
and shall shew the lighting down of his arm,
with the indignation of his anger,
and with the flame of a devouring fire,
with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the Lordshall the Assyrian be beaten down,
which smote with a rod.
32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass,
which the Lord shall lay upon him,
it shall be with tabrets and harps:
and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old;
yea, for the king it is prepared;
he hath made it deep and large:
the pile thereof is fire and much wood;
the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone,
doth kindle it.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+30&version=AKJV

Tobit 3:10-17
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
10 That day Sarah was sad at heart. She went in tears to an upstairs room in her father’s house and wanted to hang herself. But she reconsidered, saying to herself: “No! May people never reproach my father and say to him, ‘You had only one beloved daughter, but she hanged herself because of her misfortune.’ And thus would I bring my father laden with sorrow in his old age to Hades. It is far better for me not to hang myself, but to beg the Lord that I might die, and no longer have to listen to such reproaches in my lifetime.”
11 At that same time, with hands outstretched toward the window,[e] she implored favor:
Sarah’s Prayer for Death
“Blessed are you, merciful God!
    Blessed be your holy and honorable name forever!
    May all your works forever bless you.
12 Now to you, Lord, I have turned my face
    and have lifted up my eyes.
13 Bid me to depart from the earth,
    never again to listen to such reproaches.
14 “You know, Master, that I am clean
    of any defilement with a man.
15 I have never sullied my own name
    or my father’s name in the land of my captivity.
“I am my father’s only daughter,
    and he has no other child to be his heir,
Nor does he have a kinsman or close relative
    whose wife I should wait to become.
Seven husbands of mine have already died.
    Why then should I live any longer?
But if it does not please you, Lord, to take my life,
    look favorably upon me and have pity on me,
    that I may never again listen to such reproaches!”
An Answer to Prayer. 16 At that very time, the prayer of both of them was heard in the glorious presence of God. 17 So Raphael was sent to heal them both: to remove the white scales from Tobit’s eyes, so that he might again see with his own eyes God’s light; and to give Sarah, the daughter of Raguel, as a wife to Tobiah, the son of Tobit, and to rid her of the wicked demon Asmodeus. For it fell to Tobiah’s lot[f] to claim her before any others who might wish to marry her.
At that very moment Tobit turned from the courtyard to his house, and Raguel’s daughter Sarah came down from the upstairs room.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Tobit+3&version=NABRE

Revelation 5:1-10
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+5&version=AKJV

Revelation 6
6 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 and they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+6&version=AKJV

Revelation 7:1-4; 13-17
7 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads💠.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7&version=AKJV

Revelation 12
12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred andthreescore days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+12&version=AKJV

Thursday 6/8/17
“The Holy Ghost”
…Come with me!👼
❣️
⛲️
💦
A Force Awakens…🌟
“The Jet Pilot’s Crash Landing”🚀💫
📜(Overview and Reading Selections:)📜
-Prelude🎶
-A Word (Or Two): “God of the Living”✍️
-Essay: “The Secret Gardener”✍️
-A (Life-)Line: “It’s a Living!”✍️ (Job 42)
-Drop a Line: “Jireh”✍️ (John 14)
-Pick-Up Line: “Arose”✍️ (John 16)
-A Note: “AKJV and Jehovah”✍️
-Exodus 15
-John 4
-Colossians 3
-Ephesians 3
-1 Peter 4
-Mark 12
-1 John 4
-Psalm 91
-John 14
-John 16

(Prelude)🎶
Exodus 15:2
2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation:
he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation;
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Colossians 3:12-14; 17; 23-25
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
23 and whatsoever ye do, do itheartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
1 Peter 4:8
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
Mark 12:29-34
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second islike, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding💠, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love hisneighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly💠, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
1 John 4:16-21
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.
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📯”The God of the Living”💠
The Resurrection of souls occurs within an unbroken cycle of God’s eternal Life, as we are ascended and returned Home to Him in Heaven above, rather than ever being delivered unto death, once we reach our completion of this life here on Earth.
📜Mark 12:27
27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

🌳The Secret Gardener:🚪🖍👑
“The Secret Garden of the Most High”🙏
(Pandora’s Hope in Pan’s Labyrinth)
⏳Unraveling the Thread of Fate…🎀
…To Unveil Yahweh, the Most High God!🎊🎈🎉

“YHWH: The Husbandman”👑🌳🍒
Any of life will only ever make sense to the extent that one first endorses the notion that God is perfect love. Perfect love is extended universally, as to all beings, without limitation or exception, which thus qualifies God’s love as truly unconditional. Anything is possible, but only through working under this assumption, that God is unwilling to forsake any of His children, even the most “antagonistic” of all the offensive spirits here among us. I know, deep in my heart, that my own mortal powers and capabilities are inherently and pitiably limited, and so I cannot believe in my own capacity to exercise such love, whilst still being perfectly in line with God’s will and God’s Own truth. The way in which anything is possible, as the workings of miracles, is through believing upon God’s unlimited power instead of believing in myself, because this belief of God, is the “goldmine,” of His honest truth.

“Spatial Thinking Outside the Box”📦🎁
The only way in which God can, with the necessary virtue of honesty set in place to align one to His perfect will of goodness, be successfully believed upon, is by believing that He and His love extend without any limit nor any condition, under any circumstances, and no matter what. To impose a limit upon God or His love, is to negate and nullify the entire premise of God’s perfection of love, which is that it is, by its very definition, without limit! In this way, a “practical faith,” or “Apostolic faith,” as a real faith that can actually work and demonstrate miracles, worketh only by love, as unlimited, pure, uncorrupted, love.
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“A Chalk Outline🖍and a Piece of Chalk”
When I find myself between a Rock💠 and a hard place, I summon to mind my idea of God, and His perfect will, which is far more perfect, in His ability to actually fulfill such perfect love, than my own best intentions could ever manifest, fruitfully and in truth. In placing my trust upon God’s unlimited love, His perfect, almighty will takes up where my finite human powers leave off. In this way, through believing “that which is right of God,” We may work, through His power and my belief, with the works and activity of faith, in cooperation Together, as Sower and reaper. We enjoy the active teamwork of a real, working, and mutual Relationship, founded upon the “trust of love,” simply by believing in His perfection of the greatest good that there is, which is that of love. “God’s love…” is all-powerful.

“My Dear, Draw Me an Escape Route”💌
In depending upon God to provide that which is right, trusting in Him to provide perfect care and wellbeing to all of His creatures, albeit in mysterious ways surpassing my own finite comprehension so that I might practice the trust of faith, and desiring only after His perfect will rather than any human plans or designs, I may experience the reprieve and ecstasy of holy, humble praise for God’s salvation.

“Building a Prayer-Way to Heaven”💭🏰
This divine love, this agápē, charity, or caritas, is God’s reply to my own belief, and is forged within my mind, as my own Fortress💠 of imagination, built entirely of prayers and supplications coupled with praises and thanksgiving for His great goodness, and so, this House💠 of the Lord, my mind’s Eye💠, is thus founded upon the cultivation of love via trust in Him, esteemed as an impenetrable and all-conquering, divinely victorious, “Love.” My “Secret Garden of the Lord💠,” as my internal shelter from all this world’s troubles and the pitfalls of my own ego’s sins, is my own praise of His name, which stands firm and bears lasting, eternal fruit, most tender in mercy, because my belief and praise of the Most High, in a state of love, is that which is right and true of God.
🍒❣️💦

☀️”Get a Job…”
🔥🌬”…Sometimes I wonder, will I ever find another Job?”😜
Job 42:7-9
7 And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lordsaid to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. 8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job. 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them: the Lord also accepted Job.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+42&version=AKJV

🌈”A Golden New-Age: John-Jireh”👑
Greater deeds than these may we do, because Jesus is the Son, and so He is already destined to return to God in Heaven by His virtuosity, in seeking and completing God’s will of righteousness. It is no surprise for God to work a miracle. Our deeds will be greater, because we are not already goodly and thus destined for God in Heaven like Jesus, in being sinners, and so the working and demonstration of God’s grace within us, as sinful, human, and less than righteous souls, would necessarily entail the greater miracle of God. God’s great power, of miracles and healing, displayed through a merely mortal soul and born sinner, by His will of limitless love and mercy, would truly be a work of greatness, evidencing the full glory God’s graciousness and unbounded generosity. To expect a miracle of Jesus, as the Son of God, is hardly impressive, but such deeds of mortal man, would be truly great marvels, and triumphant of the vast glory of God over all else in this, His creation.
📜John:14:10-12
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I amin the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

🥀🌈🌹
“What’s in a Name?🌹Arose So Sweet!”
In asking in the name of God, we may partake in the true glory of altruistic love. To ask in God’s name and according to God’s will, is to ask to be of service, and to be helpful, merely for its own sake, and without any wish nor desire for a return. The truest joy in life, is the gift of giving like God, as the perfectness of charity. To give of oneself and one’s all, in the name of God and to honor Him, is agápē, and this gift of selfless, Paschal, giving, of altruistic love, is returned, most joyously and unexpectedly, by God Himself.😉
📜John 16:24
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

📜”The King James Translation Revisited”
🕯…Yahweh or Jehovah?🕯
In original Hebrew texts, the vowels of “Adonai,” meaning “my Lord,” were inserted into the name of God, which was “Yahweh,” meaning “I Am,” to remind one not to speak His holy name aloud, but to instead refer to Him humbly, as “my Lord,” as a form of reverence. This fact was unknown to early English translators, which led to the mistranslation of the original name of God in English Bibles, mistaking “Yahweh” for “Jehovah.”
💒”If my Heart Soars: It’s Ghost Written”
That being said, the King James Version is still the most heartfelt and “Spirited” English translation of the Bible, despite this mistranslation, and the glaring omission of the Books of several other well-established prophets, which can be found in Catholic Bible translations. The King James Version, however, is just so romantic and otherworldly, it just sweeps me off my feet and sets my Spirit soaring. Reading the AKJV is like a fairy tale, it seems to transport me into a whole other world and dimension of the story of God.
🕯”YHWH: Jehovah”🕯
…A Misplaced Reverence of His Name…
(Too Highly Revered to Utter Aloud)
Jehovah (/dʒᵻˈhoʊvə/ jə-HOH-və) is a Latinization of the Hebrew ‫יְהֹוָה‬‎, one vocalizationof the Tetragrammaton ‫יהוה‬‎ (YHWH), one of the seven proper names of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible.
The consensus among scholars is that the historical vocalization of the Tetragrammaton at the time of the redaction of the Torah (6th century BCE) is most likely Yahweh. The historical vocalization was lost because in Second Temple Judaism, during the 3rd to 2nd centuries BCE, the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton came to be avoided, being substituted with Adonai (“my Lord”). The Hebrew vowel points of Adonai were added to the Tetragrammaton by the Masoretes, and the resulting form was transliterated around the 12th century as Yehowah. The derived forms Iehouah and Jehovah first appeared in the 16th century.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah

Exodus 15
15 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying,
I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation:
he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation;
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is a man of war:
the Lord is his name.
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea:
his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The depths have covered them:
they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power:
thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee:
thou sentest forth thy wrath, whichconsumed them as stubble.
8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together,
the floods stood upright as an heap,
and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
my lust shall be satisfied upon them;
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them:
they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods?
who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand,
the earth swallowed them.
13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed:
thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
14 The people shall hear, and be afraid:
sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed;
the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them;
all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them;
by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone;
till thy people pass over, O Lord,
till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance,
in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in,
in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.
19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them,
Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they werebitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lordshewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 26 and said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
27 And they came to Elim, where weretwelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+15&version=AKJV

John 4:6-14; 23-26; 31-38
6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with hisjourney, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him oughtto eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
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Colossians 3
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey yourparents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 and whatsoever ye do, do itheartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
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Ephesians 3
3 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3 how that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 that the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7 whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly placesmight be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
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1 Peter 4
4 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 that he no longer should live the rest of histime in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4 wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+4&version=AKJV

Mark 12:9-12; 26-34; 41-44
9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. 10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone💠 which the builders rejected is become the head💠 of the corner: 11 this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes💠? 12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second islike, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding💠, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love hisneighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly💠, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 43 And he called unto himhis disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: 44 for all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
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1 John 4
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.
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Psalm 91
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place💠 of the most High
shall abide under the shadow💠 of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge💠 and my fortress💠:
my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,
and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge,
even the most High, thy habitation;
10 there shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in theirhands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him my salvation.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+91&version=AKJV

John 14:1-14
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions💠: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I amin the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14&version=AKJV

John 16:23-27
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.
25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27 for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
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Ephraim
Manesseh
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IP Address
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“Lions Love Jokes!:”
(-from South Park)
-This cat is a Lion, thank you, but maybe that’s just my “pride” talking.
-…Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from Ewoks…. and Jabberwockys…
-Call me Chief “Flying Turtle.” A Flying Eagle is just not that impressive.
-I was born a poor black child, to a wealthy white family on the Main Line. (-The Jerk)
-Please cease your activities on the radio. “Oh, I didn’t realize I was radioactive!”🌞
-Anorectic gives up fasting for Lent.
-The most frequently asked question for the Spirit of Truth is: “Are you in porn?”
-The Whistleblower finds a trumpet.
-I don’t have an ant farm, mine are free-range.
-🚑We’re not allowed to “idle.”🙏
(B/C: Idle hands are the devil’s workshop)
-Whatcha looking to make? I think you must have misspelled “Prophet!”💸

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Revelation 5:5
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
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