Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When His Kingdom Would Come

 Forget charlatans who speak of blood moons, wars and rumors of war, for I would rather trust the Early Church Fathers and their understanding of the kingdom---even the words of Jesus---than those who sell the sacrifice within Babylon's walls and build palaces in the flesh.  

"For the Lord Himself, being asked by a certain person when his kingdom would come, said, When the two shall be one, and the outside as the inside, and the male with the female, neither male or female. Now the two are one, when we speak truth among ourselves, and in two bodies there shall be one soul without dissimulation. And by the outside as the inside He meaneth this: by the inside he meaneth the soul and by the outside the body. Therefore in like manner as they body appeareth, so also let thy soul be manifest by its good works. And by the male with the female, neither male nor female, he meaneth this; that a brother seeing a sister should have no thought of her as a female, and that a sister seeing a brother should not have any thought of him as a male. These things if ye do, saith He, the kingdom of my father shall come."

- Second Clement 12:2-6 (Lightfoot's translation) 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I am what I am

I am what I am
Not what "they" planned
But, yes, the intimate contemplation
Of my Father's imagination
The greatest thought God ever had
I am what I am

I, The One Causing...

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.

Isaiah 45:7

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Loving Me Through

Run or relax
Face-up or cover my tracks
I'll do what I gotta do
Wander and stew
If I have to
But I'll make it through

'Cause there's Someone within
No one can see
Looking out through what they call me
Intimately viewing
All I am doing
Loving me through

Laugh or cry
Stay sober, get high
Just do what you gotta do
Emulate or medicate
If you have to
But you'll make it through

'Cause there's Grace within
Few can receive
It's there for the taking 
Just believe
Loving you through
And through and through

Monday, August 18, 2014

Teenage Suicide (That God Was in Christ Not Counting People's Sins Against Them -2 Corinthians 5:19)

I don't want to hurt nobody
It's just that I know I've had enough
There's too much pain and hatred
I think I'd rather be dead
                                     - Teenage Suicide by DeGarmo and Key 

I've faced my own battles with the profound emotion of suicide. My heart knows the agony of depression and the deepest mire of emotion that plagues the soul when we grieve the loss of someone we love. There was a time in life when I couldn't go on and the flood of grief and loneliness, overtook me to the point of needing release from the agony. I perceived I was alone, but we're never really alone.

This being said, when someone takes what appears to be a final step of ending their life, it sends a shockwave through the souls of all those who we are connected to.   This just happened to a neighbor of mine, who I knew and talked to occasionally.  He was 18 and I am writing this blog in an attempt to bring clarity. There are many dark and deceptive  ideas about his place in God.  I want to declare what I believe to be God's mind and heart toward him and all those who feel there is no other way out, but to get out.

Hurting people take their lives when their pain exceeds their coping ability, and for that I can confidently proclaim there is mercy in the heart of God and the arms of Jesus, for every action we take.  Jesus died for all sin.  The cross is a picture of the Son of God taking all sin upon himself and forgiving us for it.  He willingly took upon himself the sin of the world and displayed God's heart towards even those who murdered him: "we forgive you because you know not what you are doing."

People commit suicide---not because they have "free will"', but  because they "know not what they do."  Jesus died for every single person who ever has, or ever will take their lives.  Forgiveness is the default setting of the divine nature and there is no debt held against them in the mind of God. 

"that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them."  2 Corinthians 5:19

Not counting people's sins against them.  Ever.  There will never be a moment in the mind of God when God thinks about sin or harbors a grudge against us.  God does not have sin consciousness, but has invested all of Himself into Christ and mankind. He will never, ever put our sins on a video screen and say "you did this or that."  He will instead re-mind of His on, Jesus, and the astounding victory of His son to take away the sin of the world AS THE LAMB OF GOD.  And if w deny the cross of Christ, Christ will deny us and say "sorry, the cross is in effect and you're included in the family." This IS the heart and mind of God.

Jesus is proclaimed as the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.  Some are given faith to believe and most aren't but that doesn't mean Jesus isn't their Savior.  Video: The Special Salvation of Believers(Doesn't Exclude the Rest)

Such a position is not the one taught me by the "church", but it's one I now proclaim because God is love and God never fails, ultimately, to get what He's passionate about.  What is God passionate about?  The one lost sheep who needs Him but doesn't know it and operates from a mind-set of alienation from this love. 

We need to move forward from the dark ideations that someone who commits suicide is going to hell forever. Really? Do we really think God's mind and heart is so immature and small that He is holding on to sin and refusing to forgive those who can't cope?   This is a preposterous and irrational position that has run it's course and we are now looking to a sunrise in our hearts that sees God differently. Do we  believe God is love and just? Then the justice of God demands we be saved, we cannot save ourselves therefore God will have to save us from ourselves, from our religions, from our broken and ignorant lives, from our actions originating from alientation, and from our bondage that is bred from our conditioning and ignorance.

God is better than us, not worse than us. He doesn't throw people into literal fires for eternity and dispose of those made in His image. This is what men like  Stalin or  Hitler do, but not our Father.   What' kind of a Father would do this? We need to reject such lies and caricatures expressed from minds in darkness(ignorance).

The Son is rising in our hearts! 

For those who have taken their own lives, I am confident to proclaim that God's mercy never ends and His understanding of our brokenness ceases not because we leave this realm of the five senses.  There's hope for all in Christ because Christ is in all and possesses all.  (2 Cor. 5:14-17)

We all died in Christ, Paul says, and that means we are all in Christ. We are all new creations but it becomes a matter or realization and awareness, for which God must awaken us by the faith of Christ.  Faith is the gift of God. God controls the dispensing of faith, not a pastor, pope, bishop, imam or guru.

We all came from him, we all pass through him and we all return back to Him through His death and resurrection life.  He took us all into Himself at the cross, we died with him there and we rise with Christ when the Father determines we will believe.

Our ego's protest and we spout things like "free will" and other hogwash, but God is in control, not us and our resistance is futile.  Are we robots? No, Paul says we are clay in Romans 9. Big difference.

"For from him, and through him, and into him, are all things."  Romans 11:36

 God is unconditional love for all,  forever and He will not fail to bring us all to the realization of just who he is and how much he treasures us.

Consider what the scriptures proclaim about just who God is and His nature of love for us:

If we believe not, yet He abides faithful. 2 Timothy 2:13

For the Lord will not cast off forever
Though He causes grief
Yet He will show compassion
According to the multitude of His mercies.  Lamentations 3:31-32

His mercy and love endure forever.   Psalm 136 (stated 26 times in this verse)

No one is lost forever .  Christ Jesus will find them because Jesus is the Savior of the world.

Teenage Suicide (lyrics)

i don't want to hurt nobody
it's just that i know i've had enough
there's to much pain and hatred
i think i'd rather be dead
than to live without mercy, hope or love

so don't come any closer, i really mean it
yes i know you think i've lost my mind
my gun's here and i'll use it
and this time i'm gonna really lose it
listed as a teenage suicide

i can see you out there all around me
but it's too late to talk it out this time
i don't want to shoot you
i'll do what i have to do
listed as a teenage suicide

i don't think i can take it
i give you my heart to break it
listed as a teenage suicide

it could've been me
out there in the moonlight screaming
it could've been me
in a search for everlasting meaning
but i found all the pieces
deep within the arms of Jesus
it could've been me
out there in the night oh
till Jesus changed my life
ooh changed my life

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Spark Is Now the Flame

We've been in the Fire.  Tried, tested and refined, we are now joined to the ancient spark, Christ,who is become the Flame.

It's not a matter of time--- forget time as past and illusory.

Time has been consumed by the Now.  Yes. We. Are. Now.

Time is no more. 

 It's apparent to the awakened, fiery force that timelessness is our unending multi-dimensional and unfolding experience. 

The oxygen that is our atmosphere---those not yet ignited, is the fuel for the Flame.

Imagine the unimaginable, speak your heart and put your feet forward because Heaven has come upon on earth and the Spark is now the Flame.