It seems that it was just yesterday that we were celebrating another New Year 2016, yet tomorrow, the beginning of June, we enter the six month mark for the year. I feel somewhat stunned by the realization that a year could have progressed with such speed. If, like me, you have not yet achieved everything you set your mind to achieve in the first six months of this year, you now have thirty days to do so. You have thirty days in which you either will achieve your six-month goals, or you will fail to achieve them with or without "justifiable" excuse. My new plan is to never acknowledge excuses, and to never have a "justifiable" reason that I could not achieve a goal. The goal either will be achieved with God's help, or amended at his instigation.
The capacity to recall is one of our most important human abilities. Without memories, we risk mundanity. Without the capacity to recall and readjust--we repeatedly would do the same things, believing that we are having a new experience of life. Tomorrow in the United States is Memorial Day--a day on which we recall the service of the many veterans, as well as the sacrifice of the many who perished in the wars fought on behalf of the United States. It should be a day on which we can identify to our friends and family members the unique victory or the protected sacred freedom that was won because of a specific war. If we cannot identify a specific victory or a freedom that was won as a result of a war engagement, then perhaps the war was fought in vain.
Veterans of World War I and World War II are among the most revered in part because we know for what they were fighting, and we can identify the freedoms they fought to win for themselves and for their country. Today, it seems that wars are being fought not to protect freedoms, but rather, for the purpose of compelling others to get in line with an agenda. We don't like the ideology of a country's leader, so we decide that he should be removed from office. We then locate a fringe group within the country and we proceed to fund and to participate in their removal efforts. Despite results that are catastrophic at best, we nonetheless move on to the next country and the next leader whose ideological perspective seemingly justifies his forcible removal from office.
As we contemplate another Memorial Day, perhaps it is time to reconsider the purposes for which we engage in war. Neither American lives, nor the lives of citizens of other countries, should be spent on implementing one person's or one country's ideological perspective. Most importantly, if the war engagement does not achieve for the vast majority of affected peoples the principles that we ourselves cherish--life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness--then the war is not worth fighting. If we apply this standard to every war that is currently being fought, each one of them would end. The vast number of war refugees is itself a justification for every country with a conscience to end its war engagements throughout the world.
God is the God of everyone on earth, whether or not they choose to acknowledge him. He is the God of the faithful, and he is the God of the infidels. He is the God of the good and righteous, and he is the God of the unrighteous. We too, like God, must acknowledge and give credence to those who like us, and to those who don't like us. We must be mothers and fathers to both Jacobs and Esaus. We must be like God.
The strategies for building unity and camaraderie have changed over time. In the first century A.D., humanity built unity by sharing meals. Today, we build unity by walking in the same type of shoes or wearing the same type of clothing. Our outward appearance has become much more significant to building unity than sharing meals. However, sharing a meal with someone always will be a powerful methodology for building unity. When you sit with someone and share a meal, your digestive system is working in concert with the other person's digestive system. The two digestive systems are becoming synchronized as they work together to digest and assimilate the meal. It is that synchronicity of the digestive systems that unifies two or more people.
When someone has decided that they wish to oppose you, you have two choices. You can attempt to build unity with them, or you can accept them as being someone who will oppose you, always or for a time. If you choose to attempt to build unity, you also have two choices. You can build unity while placing a guard around your digestive system and your heart (hereinafter referred to as your "DS/H") so that you do not become too vulnerable to them, or you can build unity by being completely vulnerable. If you choose to build unity by placing a guard around your DS/H, you again have two choices. You can ask the indwelling Holy Spirit (the Holy Spirit that is in you) to protect your DS/H from becoming too synchronized with the other person, or you can decide that the synchronicity will not happen until there is a need for unity and synchronicity. In this manner, the potential for synchronicity is created and placed on hold until it becomes necessary to achieve a jointly held goal.
Placing a guard around your digestive system and/or your heart is a very delicate procedure. Hearts function best when they are free and vulnerable. They want to give 100 percent every day and every time. They want to be a conduit for the flow of God's love. However, conditions in the world in which we live demand that we take precautionary measures when necessary for our long-term survival. In our world, long-term survival mandates that we examine the landscape and decide what measures are necessary in order for us to safely traverse from one point in time to another point in time. We can be in it together, yet function at different levels of unity and synchronicity. We can be in it together, yet not allow ourselves to be vulnerable to an evil agenda.
The notion that we can have a world in which everyone does exactly what pleases him or her, yet we all live in harmony with each other, is wishful thinking. There is one way of being in this world that satisfies the ego and provides self-gratification, and there is another way of being that transcends the ego. When we can act in a manner that transcends the ego, we will have arrived at the place from which true wisdom evolves. It is a wisdom that inures to the benefit of all of God's creation, including the earth, and invariably devolves to self as a sub-set of humanity, not as a world unto itself. Furthermore, it is a wisdom that heals rather than destroys, and that gives new life and new energy. It grants to all the privilege of knowing the God and creator of all.
Twenty-first century wisdom states that if we fail to protect ourself from the enemies of self, we will be destroyed. God's wisdom states that if we fail to protect creation from the enemies of creation, we will be destroyed. It is not self that must be protected, it is all of creation that risks extinction when more than a few have determined that only self matters. Focusing on self is akin to focusing on a needle in a haystack.
The wisdom of God always will be supreme because it is a wisdom whose goal is to preserve all of creation. It transcends time and matter, and transports us to a world beyond ourselves. It leaves behind the impurities of this world, and takes us to the place of absolute purity of thoughts, words, and actions. It is a supreme wisdom that knows no end.
Yesterday's Blog post revealed the need to become one with God's ether in order to guarantee our health and wellness. If we were to take the oneness principle to a higher level, we would arrive at the conclusion that what we truly need is an ether of love. God's ether is an ether of love. When the ether of our thoughts, words, and actions is that of love, we truly can become one with God. Just as water from various sources and tributaries can easily blend and become one body of water, so an ether of love can easily blend and become one with and cleansed by God's ether. Negative ether generates solid matter that produces blockage, while God's ether of love is fluid and cleanses as it flows.
The ether of love is fluid because it holds onto nothing and gives freely of itself. When one's thoughts are neither of hoarding grudges nor of being addicted to material possessions, and instead, are of giving generously of love, compassion and joy, it is impossible not to reflect and radiate an ether of love. When one's humanity is subsumed in an ether of love, and generously responds in oneness with that ether, it is impossible for death to have a spiritual victory. When we know that, in the end, death can never have victory, it is impossible not to have courage, and faith, and fortitude.
Open rebellion is necessary and mandated when the forces of hell demand that you do something that violates the law, violates your conscience, or violates God's precepts. You cannot contend that you were hoodwinked and cajoled by the forces of hell if you readily and willingly committed murder, or engaged in other forms of illegal activity. Nor can you contend that God is a good, understanding, and forgiving God because he never will understand your lack of endurance and fortitude when those qualities are amply supplied by his indwelling Holy Spirit.
We often speak of becoming one with God, but never of becoming one with the ether. The ether is the invisible matrix that inhabits the "empty" spaces of everything on the earth, including our bodies, trees, animals, and buildings. What we consider to be empty space consists of much more than carbon dioxide, oxygen, and similar elements. It is a functional matrix that manifests in accordance with the characteristics of the space it inhabits. The ether is perfection, and anything that is not perfect potentially corrupts the ether.
If we are not one with the ether, we exist in defiance of it. Being in defiance results in illness, malcontent, drug addition, and other negative circumstances. When we are one with the ether, we recognize it as God's ether and we know intuitively that it is impossible for illness or any negative circumstances to exist in God's ether. If God is never ill, we who exist humbly in God's ether should never be ill. If God is always at peace, we who exist in God's ether can always have peace. Biblical precepts (the do's and don'ts) are designed to warn us of the thoughts and actions that disrupt the normal functioning of the ether, particularly the ether in our bodies. For example, if a clockwise flow of the ether is customary, a certain type of negative thinking, exposure to radiation, or physical injury may produce a blockage that causes a diversion of the flow. Pray that you will become one with God's ether.
When we are one with the ether, our bodies evidence that oneness by being fluid. Fluidity is seen in a body when all of the internal organs are healthy and aligned with God. They cannot become aligned with God if portions of your day are spent knowingly or unknowingly fulfilling the plans and purposes of Satan. For example, if you continuously think thoughts of hate toward someone who harmed you in some manner, it is unlikely that your heart can become aligned with God and with his purposes. Your hateful thoughts would cause the heart to be in defiance of God and of God's ether that infuses and surrounds the heart. Eventually, the heart would begin to malfunction. Oneness with God's ether is essential to life and health. If any part of your body is in less than perfect condition and you were not born with that illness or condition, even if that imperfect condition is directly caused by assault or injury by someone else, courageously ask God to reveal to you any thought or action that is in defiance of God and of the ether in that portion of the body. You might be surprised at the response.
Ignore the naysayers, and decide that you will prayerfully seek alignment and oneness with God and oneness with God's ether in every portion of your body. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by at least putting this oneness principle to the test for two weeks or for one month.
A few blogs ago (February 11 & February 14, 2016) I wrote about elevator speeches. One thing I neglected to mention at that time is that elevator speeches always require practice and preparation outside of the elevator. If you wait until you are in the elevator to begin to craft the speech, you are not likely to deliver the best possible speech. Similarly, if you are being secretly put to the test without an opportunity to prepare, you are not likely to produce at your best, and those in opposition moreover have the added advantage of being able to frustrate the test process.
Today is not unlike any other--on the surface it is an ordinary day of twenty-four hours, each consisting of sixty minutes. However, in the realm of the spirit, it is one of the most important and unique days since the beginning of time. It is unique because it is the day on which the Lord determined that he would end the reign of evil and begin to turn the tide in favor of good; the day that the balance shifted in favor of good. Whether or not you can see, hear or sense the difference, know with certainty what the Spirit of God reveals--that the Lord, God is now in control. He is in control because a sufficient number of people from every religion and spiritual practice have chosen to surrender control to him.
Life can be full of joy if we are able to effortlessly transition from one level of spiritual existence to another, higher level of existence. When the transition happens as a result of choice and a desire for spiritual growth, the process is even more joyful. However, such transitions are rarely peaceful primarily because the forces of entropy and death always demand to be heard, and always exert a powerful opposition to higher-level transitions. Our job, nonetheless, is to be relentless in our pursuit of growth, and transition, and purpose.
There is no higher goal than the desire to establish the kingdom of God on the earth. When that is our soul's most fervent desire, we know that we have arrived at a place of understanding. When the kingdom of God is established, and the earth functions in the manner in which God intended for it to function, all of the ills of this world will cease to exist.
Gratitude is that state of being in which you understand the power of God. You know that he has infinite power to accomplish anything. You also know that if you put your trust in him, nothing will be impossible for you to accomplish. So you are at peace, knowing that he has the answer and the solution to every dilemma. You are grateful to be at peace. You are grateful to be surrendered and at peace.
Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday, the day of firstfruits when the Holy Spirit of God was given to the first Gospel harvest, that is, the apostles of Jesus and the 120 disciples praying in an upper room in Jerusalem (Acts 2). On Pentecost Sunday and on every other day of the year, the most magnificent gift we can give to God is a heart full of gratitude. We can be grateful for the resurrection, for the ascension into heaven, for the fact that a human being just like you and me sits at the right hand of God to intervene on our behalf. He was made God by the indwelling power of God, and every time we pray a prayer in Jesus' name, we call on his power to intervene on our behalf.
When we are grateful, we are whole and are lacking in nothing. When we are grateful, we are full of life. And when we are grateful, we desire oneness with God more than anything else in all creation. We have an insatiable desire to commune with God. If your day begins and ends with barely a thought about God, your heart is not full of gratitude. If you spend one hour a day with God in the morning, and you ignore him for the remainder of the day, there is much room for growth in the area of gratitude. Gratitude compels an unbreakable and enduring moment by moment connection to God. You converse with him all day, every day, about anything and everything. You give him the details of your life, good and bad, and allow him to offer advice and guidance, knowing that he always has a solution, and that our part is only to have faith.
Sometimes when there's an apparent calm, in reality, it is the stunned silence that follows immediately after a storm has hit. Victims of the storm are left breathless and in a state of shock that mimics a surreal calmness. For some residents of New York City, their brain, as well as their human spirit, now reside in a continuing state of shock. They have witnessed occurrences in the spiritual realm that are so shockingly brutal and abhorrent that they are easily convinced that what they witnessed was mere replays of horror movies. That they in fact witnessed real life circumstances is beyond their comprehension.
One such occurrence that is beyond comprehension is that around the globe, including in New York City, the law enforcement arm of the City now enforces the dictates of the antichrist. In New York City, the new and expensive police SUVs rival the cars seen in many James Bond movies, except that the goal of having these SUVs is not to save and protect, but rather, to destroy. Some of them can cause someone standing in front of it to collapse instantly by weakening the person's musculature. This directed energy component of the cars was supposed to be used as a protective measure in the event that the officers encounter a person whom they have difficulty subduing. Instead, it has become a plaything with which they can practice on any unsuspecting victim who happens to have too much light in their aura and crosses the street in front of them. They may not assault them to the point of collapse, but the person is noticeably weakened for no apparent reason other than that they happened to cross in front of the wrong car. It can take weeks for the muscles to regain their full strength.
A few years ago, I was among those calling for greater oversight of directed energy technologies so that military grade weapons technology are not so lacking in regulatory control that they easily can be incorporated into consumer products, or into other unregulated products that can be used as weapons against citizens. I was gratified when the New York City fire department purchased a fleet of ambulances that were capable of treating victims of directed energy, such as types of radiation exposure. Now this same fire department has rapidly become yet another arm of the government that has come under the control of the antichrist. Embedded in the front section of their fire trucks is technology capable of weakening and subduing a mob or crowd, and this also is being used against ordinary and unsuspecting victims who are not part of a crowd and are merely crossing the street or walking nearby. They claim to be testing the technology to ensure that it is kept in working condition, as if that justifies using residents of New York as guinea pigs and testers. They also claim the need to tame the most dangerous citizens, those with the most light in their aura, but they ignore the fact that the Bible states that God is light, which would mean that he also must be "tamed" by the City's fire department.
The Scriptures (1 John 1, 2) state that God is light and that in him there is no darkness. Anyone who claims to be part of the family of God must reflect God's light. God's light is most powerfully reflected when we engage in thinking thoughts that are truthful, kind, peaceful, pure, loving, excellent, and praiseworthy. Thoughts that fail to reflect God's light and instead generate darkness include thoughts of hate, revenge, unforgiveness, anger, envy and greed. Words also can reflect or fail to reflect God's light depending on whether they are positive words of peace and love, or words of hate, anger, slander and unforgiveness. God's light also is most powerfully reflected when we engage in acts of love, kindness, and compassion, and when we do to others only what we would want done to us. When we do the opposite of these things, the darkness grows and becomes all-consuming. The darkness in our world will continue to grow until each of us begins to see ourselves, and our every thought, word and action, as either contributing to the powerful reflection of God's light in our world, or contributing to the growing darkness. We cannot blame others for the condition of our world. We first must take the plank of guilt out of our eyes before we can see clearly enough to fix others.
Sometimes when everything seems to be extremely calm, calm does indeed exist. But sometimes the calm hides a percolating storm. Here in New York City, a storm has been percolating for several years. On the surface, our elected officials are busy creating new infrastructure, repairing bridges, and planning for the next thirty years as if nothing, or not much, is expected to change. Underneath this surface calm is a storm that threatens to destroy most of New York City. It is a storm of malfunctioning equipment designed to alert us to an impending earthquake. Rumor has it that New York City is due to have an earthquake at any moment, and one might think that the first priority should be, not to spend billions on new infrastructure, but rather, to spend a relatively minor amount on state-of-the-art earthquake related equipment and monitors. At present, it would take at least two years to study and implement updated and functioning earthquake-related equipment. If an earthquake were to strike unexpectedly anytime in the next two years, murder and mayhem would be the certain result.
The devil thought that he would have been able to keep the blinders on God's people from the beginning of time until the end of time, but he made the mistake of opening their spiritual eyes, and showing them who they truly are. When you know who you are, you begin to understand El Elohim, the God of creation, and you also begin to understand your unique connection to him. Glory, Elohim.
Mothers are God's gift to the earth because they make new life possible. They have the capacity to procreate and to produce newness and change. Without mothers, the earth would remain at a standstill, or in the worst case scenario, it would be moving inexorably toward death and decay. Happy Mother's Day to everyone who believes in the earth's capacity for change, for newness, and for rejuvenation. There is a second paragraph to this Blog post, but it is one that you must write, if you so desire. Begin by asking the following questions: "Where in this life and in this world can I become the author of change and newness? Where in my life and in my world can I procreate so as to generate new life? Where in my life and in this world can I be who God created me to be?" Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, and to everyone who desires to procreate, so as to bring forth new life for themselves and for the earth. God bless all the mothers of our world.
Today, if you hear his voice, listen intently and obey. Do not harden your heart, as occurs during the times of rebellion. Listen to his voice, obey, and live! People of God, listen, obey, and live!
Irrespective of how excellent your parenting skills might be, there is at least a slim chance that one of your children will grow up to disappoint you, or to cause disappointment in your family. Perhaps they will do things that you would never ever have dreamed of doing. Perhaps instead of reflecting your family's character traits and values, they will reflect the negative character traits of a distant relative who lived hundreds of years ago, under different times and in different circumstances. In my book, The Sons Of Zion Versus The Sons Of Greece: The Antichrist Revealed, I describe the historical and biblical proof that supports my view that the modern day antichrist described in the book lives in a country that is a son of Greece. Greece today is a peaceful, beloved country that would never ever consider doing what the antichrist (identified in the book as a current world leader) has done and is now doing globally. However, a few centuries ago, Alexander the Great of Macedonia amassed a global empire in record time, using a strategy of mass deception, mass murders, and mass relocations that worked flawlessly until he self-destructed at the age of 32.
The antichrist currently is using an almost identical strategy except that the deception, the murders, and the brutality have been magnified a thousand times. The displacements and relocations are subtle and easily attributed to mortgage crises or refugee crises although underneath the "crises" lie a well-planned and flawlessly executed strategy of relocation and resettlement. The murders of the intellectual classes, at least in the Western countries, are also easily attributed, not to the directed energy and other weapons being used against them, but instead, to cancer, brain tumors, suicide, and overdoses of prescription and non-prescription drugs. He is doing what his father did, but he no longer is content to have independent Chinese states combined into one Chinese nation as occurred with Greece, he now wants to combine the countries of the world into one Chinese empire.
Few world leaders are cognizant of the fact that it is the antichrist, not ISIL or ISIS, that is our common enemy. Fewer still are willing to openly acknowledge that not only have ISIL and similar terrorist organizations in other geographic areas of the world become deftly trained weapons of the antichrist, but that their internal crime fighting government organizations have themselves become agents of the antichrist, doing his bidding out of fear that if they expose him, their secrets also will be exposed. So they betray the trust of their constituents for as long as possible, fervently hoping that their ugly truths will never be revealed. But that is not how the game is played. He will keep you in submission and hiding in the corners for as long as possible, then he will expose every ugly detail, after he has accomplished his purposes. So what is one to do? Tell the truth now, confess your sins to your constituents, your congregations, and to your families if necessary, beg their forgiveness, then take up your armor and head for the front lines of the battle field. If you refuse to fight and believe that hiding out is your best option, in all likelihood, you ultimately will be destroyed. If you trust God and seek his council, he will reward your courage.
Rowing upstream, against the tides, takes a lot more effort than drifting with the tides, but if you wish to go upstream, rowing against the tides is well worth the extra effort.
Sometimes circumstances demand that a child grow up very quickly and begin to think as an adult. They must think in terms of caring and providing for younger siblings, or having a job instead of going to school. Children need "growing up" time, so having to grow up earlier than is the custom in your part of the world is not ideal. Sometimes the opposite happens and instead of growing up earlier, a person's emotional growth is somewhat stunted, and they grow up later. An overindulgent parent or guardian can cause a child to grow up later than is age appropriate. The same dynamic happens on a spiritual level when someone can either be much more spiritually mature than others of their age and in their calling or profession, while others are significantly less spiritually mature than might be expected.
Spiritually wisdom and maturity does not happen automatically merely because you pray frequently, lead a church or congregation, or attended and graduated from a seminary. It happens as a result of spiritual adversity such as persecution on account of one's faith, coupled with a desperate refusal to let go of your connection to God. It is that desperation that fuels the spiritual growth spurts, and the accompanying increase in wisdom. If, when faced with persecution, you instead surrender to the enemy and do his bidding, spiritual maturity will never happen.
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
There are times when negative circumstances have become so entrenched that even your very best efforts fail to yield any results. These are the times when you might begin to question God, question whether you indeed heard his voice, and deliberate as to whether you should continue on the same path or change direction. When all else fails, two options always remain intact. If you did them before, do them again as a last resort, and they invariably will yield results.
First, pray from your heart in the language of the spirit--not from your brain and in your native language. You pray in the language of the spirit by focusing on your heart and speaking to God through your heart in the language of the spirit. This is the sound language in which infants and young children communicate. What adults believe to be indecipherable infant babble is actually a translatable language that every spirit can speak. The language can easily be understood if you have the indwelling Holy Spirit and you listen through the heart. As teenagers and adults, a person must receive the indwelling Holy Spirit of God in order to understandably communicate with God and others in the language of the spirit. As you pray in the spirit, keep track of the timing of the prayer and pray until you have nothing further to say in the moment.
Second, take pen and paper or a notebook, surrender control to God, listen to God's response through your heart, and carefully write it down. Listen for at least the same amount of time as it took you to complete the prayer. If you prayed for 15 minutes, listen carefully to God's response through your heart for 15 minutes. If you prayed for one hour, then listen for one hour. Write down his response in detail, and ask his assistance in implementing his guidance and suggestions faithfully and in humility. God's love never fails.