Melania Trump with a “Really Don’t Care, Do You Jacket” on while visiting estranged families.
I start this Blog with a quote from the associated press dated July 30 2018.
WASHINGTON — The trial of President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant’s pocket.
This is the sad state of affairs that our country and its citizens have come to know as the new norm. The next world war is not a political one, even if it appears that way. It is and will be the wolves looking to devour all the lambs until we are a gone. They however are sadly mistaken in their conquest for paradise. “If they want the world, let them have it.” But we need to know that they are not going to devour any of the Lords lambs in the process. It only appears that the devil is winning. Truth in fact is that he has already lost the war and he is already dead. Shadows and dust is all that chases us.
It is the wickedness of mans heart, our own hearts that are deceptively wicked and none know its depths, this is the true enemy. We cause the problems in our own lives and in the world, always looking for someone else to blame. Just as Eve did to the serpent and the first Adam did to Eve. I witness the hearts of many growing colder and realize now that in the end it will be those who have retained love in their hearts who will be victorious over evil. Love is the deciding factor when it comes to the Lords Kingdom and entrance into it. Always love, mercy and grace. I heard someone once ask the question.” God, why do you allow the evil in the world to exist?” and the Lord replied to him “Why do YOU allow evil to exist in the world?” Good question. Seeing as Jesus did say that he now gives us all power and authority over the devil and his minions two-thousand years ago. A kind word and a kindly given gesture in a heated moment can quench a fire that may have burned out of control. This is our victory Listen, Listen, Love, Love, Let the Lord use me to help you. It can be this simple. Agape is not a burden we take on our backs, it is a gift that keeps giving unconditionally. This is the definition of true patriotism for, “The one true nationality is mankind”…H.G. Wells
History has a way of repeating itself. We have been at this juncture before in time and in space with many governments, cultures and nations around the world. Dating back eons, even to as far back as when the first of us as men and women aspired to be something great and to accomplish something great for ourselves, god and the people around us. Ambition can be a serial killer disguised as a blessing. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. So this being said here we are again and the outlook doesn’t look so bright. Not only in our country but many others as well. It seems that we may be on course to a head-on collision with a complete global meltdown of sorts. Possibly if not already foreseeable as a reality in the near future. Even if I could persuade you or some of you, or many of you to see it my way, taking heed and changing. The fact remains that what is going to happen, is going to happen and in truth it already has. This is the very thing that Jesus spoke when He said” Let the dead follow the dead, If you want to live follow me.” So don’t follow shiny objects of desire or miracles. Follow Jesus, Jesus is the way.
Now that we have the premise and the promise let us dig more into the truth according to Gary. I say according to Gary because there is only one truth. Every subsequent version of the one truth can be considered a mistruth according to the standpoint, perception and bias of the observer. Thus none of us have the whole truth unequivocally. We see and experience the world according to us. This may be why there are Four Gospels. Each of the four having significantly similar accounts as well as a significantly different accounts of the things said, the specific events, people involved, as well the time line in the observers point of view. The four gospels together give us a better perspective of who Jesus is, But still there is only One truth as He Himself proclaimed. The only Way, The only Truth and The only Life of the believer.
Let us take for instance the truth of an auto accident that resides in the middle of a four way intersection with one observer positioned at each of the four corners, giving their perspectives and accounts of the event which is the accident itself and the truth. There will be four somewhat similar accounts but none the less they will be different. There is only one truth and it is a the center of the intersection.
Given the example we know it is the positioning of Jesus who was in center on the cross. Who being the only truth is now risen and can be in the center of each of us, our Truth in a most personal way. He always needs to remain on the throne of our hearts in the center of our life in Him. Now we are able to give the account of our relationship with Him according to how we experience Him and His attributes in our personal lives. Adding to the body of Christ individually and corporately. Not taking away, overpowering or tearing down the individual parts, but always edifying the parts of our body in Christ. Feeding and watering the garden so that we all share in the fruits of the labor in Spirit and in Charity. Sharing the expression of God we personally possess with each other and experiencing Gods love and personality through each of us with each other. Treasure in earthen jars. Thus each believer filled with the Holy Spirit presence has something to offer the other in the relationship of believers as a whole. All of us have exclusive rights in our personal relationship with God together as One living creation. To know Him and the power of His resurrection within us, living and breathing. This is the way to life abundantly.
Sadly, more and more often it is our quest for knowledge and personal ambitions mixed with the desire for power that fractures us. We want the kingdom but we don’t want God in it, thus causing a schism to be formed. This is ever so present within and without us personally and corporately and will one day be the death of us if we continue on course. However, It will not go on like this for too much longer. The signs of the times, The Spirit of truth and wisdom calls out in the streets and every man goes their own way listening to the spirit of error. But all is not lost, There will be some saved. Tyranny and rebellion last only but for a moment in the grand picture of Gods salvation of His children. Restoration is in the Lords hands and it will be accomplished by Him. Just keep pressing in.
So if we believe and recognize that each of us is an individual expression of who God is and that this Spirit and Truth is all that remains untainted by influence of mans thoughts and hands. Each one of us now becomes a facet of God shining his personality and pouring out His Agape to the world. This being acknowledged then we must also recognize that parallel to this is the fallen self, in the fallen world and that each of us possesses an expression of the personality of the fallen prince. The so called god of this world in the form of fallen Adam with his many dis-eases and shortcomings. My own thoughts as I meditated on this was that this is exactly what Jesus came to show us and to teach us to overcome. The way to free us from the fallen self in His Dunamis(Power). Now we have a chance to follow and be transformed into a living, loving, life giving member in a forever family because of what Jesus did. Our victory is exclusively in the Lord. No longer being tossed to and from in the chaotic sea of this world. Being freed from the influences of alchemy, metallurgy, geology, geography, psychology, religion, physiology, astrology and any other unmentioned form changing demon, The so called little gods of this world. Becoming Supernatural and supernaturally equipped by God for our brothers and sisters. This may be in relation to why the Lord says to us that when you make an alter to me you shall not form it according to your own measurements, standards or tools but according to the instructions I personally give to you with what I give to you, and to do what I have commanded you to do, For I alone have made nothing unclean. It is definitely the expulsion of darkness from within us that allows us to see the world in truth. Becoming the Alter of God living and breathing. Being tasked as an ambassador to the living Kingdom. Becoming a Son of God, no longer a child doing childish things, bound by the elemental spirits in the mental and physical world. But now pouring out the Agape of God in a most sensitive, heartfelt and productive way . Being full of grace for the children that God so much loves and wants to be free.
We take so much for granted. This is the new normal and a sign of the times. As if the Alternative lifestyles we live were always acceptable or maybe unacceptable at one time but now not even questioning what we believe to be morally sound at all. Maybe we don’t care about how we live and affect others, thus failing to make a change of course back in the right direction where true life dwells. Maybe we act in the “Just let it be what it is and see if it corrects itself” manner. Whatever the case may be, this is an error that has cost many a billion lives and will cost many more billions in the ecological sense of perspective. We live while the whole world dies, and we do it in a most catatonic way. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Sounds familiar to me.
So when do we wake up and stop following the dead to come alive in Christ, In Jesus?When will enough be enough? When will we let go and begin the true work of change for the sake of life and love alone? I was tired of this merry-go-round, dog eat dog world enough to have let the only one who can change me begin the process in me and the results are miraculous. I was tired of just living for me and mine. Having a belief of being alive, but knowing I was dead inside. I now know that I’m not alone in this desperate yearning for life and for change in a profound way. I now know it is possible to turn it all around and attain true life in abundance because I am now living in it. Knowing that we can attain what Jesus promised. But as I said earlier, even if I could persuade you by my own account of the truth to let go and let God. Will the seeds take hold and be watered enough? Will there be enough earth to cover the seeds and will the weeding and fertilizing be done in route so that there may be a chance for life in the future? The answer is yes, most definitely, yes. Because one may plant the seed, and the other may water the plant, but it is God who gives the increase. His Spirit and His Word do not come back to Him void.
I guess the point I am trying to make is when the unpatriotic show us their backs as we turn to them for help, let them stay with their backs turned and let them keep walking. The Lord is our shepherd we have everything we need. Patriotism is caring and helping our neighbors even at a cost to ourselves. This is and will be the focus of a nation under God. Let us remember always that a nation with her peoples that blesses God is the one that is blessed by God and they who have been freed, are free indeed.
So, there is my truth when it comes to the patriotic view of the unpatriotic. Hope you get it.
May your garden always be Blessed in the Lord with the abundant fruit of the Spirit.