Thursday, June 30, 2011

Altering Reality

God is a person.  He is "more" than this also.  I was asking on one of the mysteries; meditating on the crucifixion--the story of the sacrifice to pay for the sins of the world . . . this most crucial aspect of God's plan has always fascinated me.  I asked about it.  I believe I was told, shown this:  that it was also a matter of cosmic physics, the necessity thereof.  God is spirit--spirit is His essence.  Yet, He created a material world, a physical universe.  Man was made physical, indwelt by spirit--or soul, until he gains his spiritual estate, some say.  Anyhow, I was shown . . . that, once sin entered the world, it actually altered the physical nature of the world--death and decay and entropy became an instant component of created, physical/material reality.  And so it would stay, UNLESS, the fundamental nature/construction of the world and man . . . were "reset" . . . physically CHANGED, so that the human could again be in a "position" . . . to attain eternal, spirit life.  The fall LITERALLY altered the nature of this reality, this material dimension.  It required that GOD, in His perfection, enter the physical reality, staying PERFECT, from birth to death, to then LITERALLY change again the nature of material, mortal reality . . . in such a way . . . that the mortal soul would again have a "pathway" OUT of inevitable death and entropy and sin and darkness . . . .  When the Lord completed PERFECTLY His mission . . . the basic, foundational LAWS of the previous reality . . . were broken, ended, transcended, transformed . . . so that, the material creature, man, was no longer TRAPPED in a purely mechanistic, material world ruled absolutely by mechanical (even mechanical MORAL) LAW . . . .
The circuits were re-opened, and A WAY OUT was established, by the Son, in perfection, entering the material realm, fundamentally altering it's fallen, disconnected condition, for none could keep the law, being fallen and human . . . and thus . . . was it NECESSARY that He Himself must come, by Whose coming--while appearing as merely a near-whimsical matter of will--that is, that the Father just decided His plan would be . . . to save the world by "pouring His wrath" on His "only begotten"--BUT, was actually a matter of cosmic physics, which literally, atomically . . . so-to-speak . . . ALTERED the physical reality by His perfect presence IN it . . . . . . .

I've despaired for a while wanting to explain this . . . . The words fail to convey what I mean exactly--I think it must be seen . . . but, then again, maybe it is easier to consider than I have worried about . . . . .

Either way, I've wanted to share this--attempt to anyway--for those who also have wondered about this . . . and similar questions . . . regarding the nature of "The Plan" . . . .

brother, thomas

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

View From the Ledge

We were working our land, putting up fruits, making bread and hunting.  For long, there had been rumors of wars, trouble in far off lands.  Food was becoming scarcer and of poorer quality . . . .  But, life went on fairly well as normal.  Many talked of troubled times and a couple old eccentrics and one or two dreamy youngsters who listened to them . . .  would pull you aside any chance they saw you, and warn that the end was near, and want to talk about it all day.  Most listened politely for a spell then smiled, patted them on the head, and moved on down the road with a chuckle, looking back occasionally, eyebrows raised, to see if the "prophet" was still standing in the road, imploring.

Then one day the ground shook.  There was a queer light to the air.  A feeling of dread mixed with excitement and panic . . . trembled like a nervous pool in one's stomach . . . .

Called from our labors, a couple only of us ran to the top of the highest peak nearby.  We went to our favorite ledge where we could see; see across the valley, panoramic view of the whole sky, all points . . . could see the curve of the earth and distant horizons which became other lands, other people . . . . 

There was no mistaking it now.  The dreamers and the old silly ones were right.  A wholly unnatural storm, full of churning black clouds, flashing red and yellow lightening, blue explosions, a wall of dust and debris reaching to the heavens . . . in front of which strung a vast army--several armies combined, whipping their war horses at full gallop, madness, death and misery screaming from their bared fangs, eyes of fire, racing straight towards our tender camps and villages . . . .

Here and there in our own fields fires were already breaking out and giant caverns were opening up in the earth swallowing homes and buildings complete.  The earth rumbled and vibrated and sometimes jolted suddenly, knocking cows off their feet.  Cold, icy winds began to swirl and they seemed filled with disease and wicked spirits--there was no where to hide . . . .

The people ran mad, insane, except for a few, who--like any other day--thought to pray.  The others dashed to and fro, terror in their wide eyes, some shrieking, others mumbling, stumbling confused . . . .

The old "prophet" now was silent.  No more shouting, no more haranguing, nothing left to warn of . . . . He stood quietly in his doorway and simply watched the cacophony.  A couple of the young visionaries . . . it seemed were already gone--must have left for somewhere else days before?  A couple stayed and were calmly helping where needed, mostly just soothing the wide-eyed frenzy stricken all about . . . .

Looking 'round, rather than mockingly at the old man in the road--he, shaking fist and warning--we now look back and recognize with clarity all the previous signs.
How different the fall of Rome looked after the walls were cast down, once the dead littered the streets, the wealth despoiled, and barbarous slaughterers inhabiting all the old seats of power, partying, raping, destroying with drunken laughter and delighted cruelty . . . .

Leading up to the sack, life was relatively normal, though many things had changed.  No longer was there the abundance of goods, low priced, in the stalls and markets . . . . No longer, were there days of leisure and vacation . . . for all worked constantly.  No longer did the people bother with the politicians, for all new such things were hopelessly lost, corrupt, and that a race to the bottom was underway . . . . YET, day to day, life was relatively normal, following the same patterns generally as it had for decades, with similar, though much lesser results . . . .

But, looking back, now it was easy to see the signs.  The decay, the moral degeneracy, the masses paying no attention to the spies, scoundrels and subversives filing inside the walls . . . a trickle at first, then daily, then suddenly a horde which swelled on all sides and combined with actual armies streaming over the land, ready to pillage and destroy.  Between the people and the grafting priests and leaders . . . all the patriots had long been run out of town, or were swinging, hung to jeering, picnicking crowds . . . . It had been a while since anyone dared to say much above a whisper about the alarming portents . . . .

Brace yourselves . . . .
Pray . . . .
Prepare as able . . . .

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Midnight At The Oasis ..... give care

 Midnight at the oasis . . . .
The breathtaking, roiling heat of the day . . . bright, hot, stinging the eyes, burning the back . . . now has been tucked away, back into the cool folds of the earth, finally . . . .
A brisk, subtle breeze now ruffles the flaps of the tents, quietly caressing them, and searches through our robes and cloth, sitting now under the black night sky which sparkles with a thousand tiny lights, the stars in the heavens . . . .



A modest campfire crackles, around which we sit, holding cups of hot tea and coffees . . . savory scents mixing together--the sand, the watering hole nearby . . . mesquite and cedar flavored smoke contending happily with cherry tobacco pipes being puffed by the elders . . . .
Sweetcakes, sweetmeats of honey and maple, concise, heavy and flaky we share . . . as we talk . . . .
It is midnight at the oasis--the last hours of the day gone by . . . humming portents pressing on our minds and hearts hiding in the twilight dawn soon upon us, a new day about which we discuss and confer . . . .
We are alive!  Bodies, hearts and souls, spiritually charged, perceiving transcendent meanings within all we experience . . . we debate and share . . . alive, under the impossible stresses pressing our mere bodies and characters, made of dust, not much different than the sand, the soil we smell, earthy . . . yet imbued with holy fire!  Awareness!  Love!  Challenge!  Growth and exploration!  Living beings, like the chirping, squeaking night insects who sing all about our camp with their own agendas and worries and triumphs . . . !
Ha!  We LIVE!  In the midst of miracle . . . we repose in the cool of the night . . . showing our scars, telling tales of victory and defeat . . . waiting upon the other to finish, but interposing questions and confirmations, then speaking in our own turn while the others listen, attentive and caring . . . intensely and reverently aware that we . . . share being . . . life, while death lurks around the corner . . . charging each moment with a profound nagging . . . of SACRED purpose~! . . . . under the stars, near the pool of fresh water, spirit and angels all about, watching, waiting, encouraging . . . the little creatures, such as we are . . . .
It is midnight, my friends . . . at the oasis . . . .


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Well, I have moved into another dimension of being . . . starting a couple of weeks ago.  Everything is different . . . . It takes much greater effort to communicate, to describe and report . . . but I will keep trying.

Time is short and great changes are upon us over the next months and year . . . .

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At the Red Elk talk . . . it was pleasantly amusing to me (not in a disparaging way) that he would slip outside the glass doors, in full view of the attendees and light up unfiltered Pall Malls--95% of the guests clearly Mormon . . . and knowing the cognitive dissonance they must experience, having come so reverently to hear the elder speak, but he, not conforming to their strict rules of what is "spiritual" . . . .

Most of them came with yellow pads and pens and laptops and jotted notes the whole time as each of the people spoke.  They were hungry, starving for information and taking very seriously the prophetic utterances of the women there talking and Red Elk.  I was pleased he carried a staff the whole time, being a big proponent of staffs and sticks myself :)

I missed the talk of one of the women, as I slipped outside to speak privately to Red Elk . . . but Isaac stayed inside and listened and told me what she said.  Something that both the young L.D.S. women mentioned from their visions were atomic bombs hitting the city and other cities nationwide.  Also, an emphasis on virulent, deadly diseases/plagues which would tear through communities, the "authorities" not being able to keep up with all the dropping bodies . . . .

All there spoke of armies invading and attacking America, pushing deep into the country, while a small remnant continues to fight--at the last being saved by some mysterious, angelic based act of God . . . .

And there was talk of the "runners"--those who attempt to stay ahead of the martial forces, on the run, vagabonds seeking safety and refuge constantly while being hunted, bounties on their heads.  I have seen and written of this too: that the "white" people of America are now going to suffer what happened to the Indians, as hordes of invaders continue to overwhelm their towns, neighborhoods and cities . . . .

The impromptu invitation for the Navajo lady to speak was quite interesting, what she said of her life-after-death experience as a young girl.  She died and went to heaven, she said, or at least went somewhere on the "other side" . . . and was shown many things--ie., the same kind of warfare and civil turmoil and natural disasters that the others spoke of . . . . Ever since she was "sent back" to her body . . . she says she now has the ability to . . . travel out of her body to go check on her grandmother who lives hundreds of miles away, each night just upon sleep time . . . .
She said that when she was a little girl on the reservation . . . she was astounded by the radio they owned, and the older kids got a kick out of convincing her the sounds thereof emanated from tiny little people inside the radio who played instruments and talked . . . and that that is where the sound came from.  When on the other side, she had many questions, and one of them was to ask about the radio... was this true? ... about the little people inside?  No, her angelic escorts said.  And she was shown the inside components of the radio--the electronics and science involved.
Later, after her deathly illness had passed, and she had returned to this side . . . the radio broke.  She said she was able . . . and commenced to take the whole thing apart . . . and FIX IT, based on the intricate knowledge of its construction that she was shown on the other side . . . .

She mentioned something else that I thought was significant, though I am not sure exactly why.  And that is that the hierarchy of the L.D.S. church is, for the first time, requesting and intends to meet with all the leaders of the Indian tribes . . . . This has never happened before, she says and thinks it has to do with the times we are in and the astounding events they expect to happen soon . . . .

One reason I took Isaac to this event was that I simply wanted to expose him to different notions and characters who talk about these end times . . . . I knew that there would be some things said there which would contradict or be different than what he has heard me say.  I felt it is good for his mind and reasoning to be challenged in this way, hearing different views and interpretations that we could discuss afterwards, which we did.

One of the parts he found most confusing was Red Elk's commentary on the bible.  Isaac knows that we (my wife and I) believe the bible and do not share in some other religions' opinions (ie., Mormons, Muslims, New Agers etc.) that the bible has been compromised through bad and deliberately subversive translations.

I believe that the Word of God is complete and that it is so powerful and supernaturally anointed that it survives and even benefits from the active participation of the men, humans . . . involved in its compilation and translations.

While I agreed with a good number of the things that Red Elk said, I felt a real sadness and pang and righteous defensiveness when he said that the bible was "crap" and that Paul had deliberately subverted Jesus' teachings and so, that it was mostly man-constructed garbage intended for social and political mind control.

I think this is a sad mistake on his part.  BUT, I do appreciate that he is at least quite blunt and out front with his opinion on this and dares to speak what he believes and does not calculate or manipulate his own interpretation in order to deceive others or create a "following".  In other words, I did not get the sense at all that he is just trying to make money, and there are plenty of so-called "Christian" pastors and writers who, while extolling the perfection of the bible, then actually subvert it themselves to gain riches, power and fame.

I wanted Isaac to see that, just because someone may be sorely mistaken on one or more points or interpretations . . . it does not necessarily mean that EVERYTHING they say must be ignored or disrespected.  Likewise, just because someone verbally agrees to the basic concepts we ourselves believe and follow, at least on the surface . . . it doesn't mean that they are GOOD all the way that EVERYTHING else they are saying and doing is thus totally acceptable.  In other words, I am teaching him discretion and learning how to judge things from his own position and not to be swayed easily by others' reputations and teachings--that he must have his own relationship with TRUTH, with GOD, with JESUS, so that he can navigate his way through all the characters and claims which may come along who assert to be speaking on behalf of the Spirit . . . .

Also, taking another example . . . . While I disagree completely with the claims of the Mormon church and fear mightily for those caught in Joseph Smith's web of deceit, and the "church's" ongoing deceits . . . I believe and know that there are inspired and beautiful and Godly people yet in that church, who, while deceived in certain things, nevertheless are still in touch with the Spirit . . . and I don't doubt that the two women, and the Navajo lady HAVE seen things in Spirit-inspired vision and that they have a relationship with the Lord.

One way I could tell this was because, aside from the horrific coming events they described and felt a burden to share and warn about . . . they each emphasized that above all, the Spirit let them know that we must not succumb to negativity and hopelessness . . . and that LOVE and FORGIVENESS are critical and immensely powerful "weapons" to be sought and employed in the coming days.  I have seen this "vision" myself--this emphasis and when they spoke on this I could easily discern the SPIRIT was inspiring them to communicate this . . . .

One of them also emotionally told how important it was . . . to guard the tongue . . . to not say hurtful and cruel things to others--that how we treat others . . . becomes a part of others' lives, and thus the effects of our words and behavior at them . . . creates a great responsibility on our part, the role we play in the development of others . . . . Likewise, when we bless others and are good to them and instill in them love and caring and service and help . . . this too affects their whole lives and becomes a part of who they are . . . .

Such things, spoken with the force and intention of the Spirit, cannot be said and heard enough!

Take care . . . . (as we note that the enemy seeks to "cremate care", a la' the sick and perverse rituals at Bohemian Grove . . . to kill care!)

But now, more than ever . . . and ongoing . . . take care . . . .  and give care . . . :)

your brother and friend, I pray, thomas ......

Friday, June 24, 2011

Aromatic Bundling ......

Night before last . . . Red Elk passed through town and spoke at a nearby auditorium with two local young women (both of whom had died, seen future events, then be sent back to life to tell) . . . .

I thought it would be interesting for Isaac to see--and I too was curious on a couple of different levels . . . ie., I've never been to one of these "prophetic" speaking engagements  . . . . . am focusing some research on Native Americans . . . . . . I wanted to see how many and what kind of people would show up to such an event . . . . and I wondered what the local "visionary" women were saying . . . . and I was a little curious about Red Elk--wanted to see him live and possibly meet him.  I have been aware of him, like many, for years . . . though I have not heard about him for quite a while . . . . .

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum . . . . Isaac and I were having difficulty finding the place and I was concerned we would be late . . . so a bit frantic driving . . . and . . . heh . . . I have a lite cologne spray of "Old Spice" in my paint truck to use, ie., when meeting a client . . . and while I was driving I reached to the bucket where I keep it and sprayed a big swath on my neck, chest and arms (the stuff is not that strong and kinda dissipates quickly, like Axe body spray) . . . and immediately Isaac started gagging and shoved his head out the window, coughing . . . .

He then quickly reached back and grabbed the can I had used.  Oops.  I had grabbed--not knowing it--my can of OFF insect spray! which I use when working in people's bushes and later in the summer!  Lol.  I had just coated myself with OFF bug spray instead of Old Spice . . . . I found myself choking as well and hurried and added another thick coating of the Old Spice . . . now, quite the aromatic powerhouse . . . . ! :)

Lol..... we laughed pretty hard all the way to the event . . . and I made sure we sat up at the top of the auditorium, near back row . . . hahaha . . . . .

There was also a Navajo woman who (unscheduled) got up and spoke about her death experience, her journey to the other side, what she saw/was shown . . . and dropped another bit of news I found quite unusual and intriguing . . . related . . . probably . . . to my current focus on Indians in the near future . . . .

I will share all about this soon . . . . I can quickly say that the clear and proffered message of the night, from EVERYONE who spoke . . . was that . . . ALL HELL IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE . . . . .

I heard a couple of things I haven't heard or said myself before  . . . though most of it is very similar to what I have been saying for years . . . . Too, there was some profound emphasis from the women, which I took away, and felt was indeed inspired . . . . Red Elk . . . is a character . . . which you likely know . . . . I appreciated his not putting on airs of the self-conscious, self important and over-preciousness that some in the "native" community walk about with who are considered "elders" or possessers of "secret knowledge", as if they are inherently superior simply because they are "indigenous" . . . but I do not agree with his opinion of the bible--that it is mostly "crap", similar to the Zeitgeist propaganda (in my opinion) web film (meant to negatively mind control people) . . . and that whole anti-Paul tirade which has been en vogue for several years now . . . .

Anyway . . . it was all quite interesting from several different angles . . . and Isaac noted some things quite perceptively . . . . which I will share shortly . . . .

God bless and thanks for sticking around .....
bt

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Determined to LIVE...though on the precipice....

Well . . . kinda at a loss for word at the moment......

so much to say... Have already said a lot . . . .

I'm a bit of a contrarian .... When all was "well" and "booming" and superficially, at least, seemed normal, I was trying to warn, talking about catastrophe's, communist takeover, riots... fireballs .. and such, as many of you know ... going back years... was warning of the open border and what it would entail 22 years ago ...

No one could understand--that I tried to tell . . . what I was talking about... too uneducated (as in, they don't read or listen to alternative news sources ...) OR, they WERE educated, but in the Marxist mind control schools and so were brainwashed to have their minds turned off if ever the truth was being stated... You know the drill, most of you....

Anyway ... Then, the early shows with zeph and the early blogs... Lots of doom and gloom warnings... Saying, yes, it is going to get bad...and even worse than is being predicted by some... yeah, as bad as you can imagine.....dumb people saying stop being "negative", "are you depressed?" . . . "fear monger"...

and so on....

And really, all I ever said I was trying to was, hopefully just get some folks' minds, psychology... emotions and of course, spirit . . . geared up ... toughened up through hearing and useful imagination ... to be a little prepared... so that when it all starts going down ... there isn't a panic and shock and then making of thoughtless, hysterical mistakes....

Like I've said.... things will happen suddenly, and many all at once.... and those who haven't thought about these things will tend to knee-jerk follow whatever authority figure is there telling them what to do....

Now . . . however, it is all over, the things we, I . . . and others, like my buddy Zeph... and others too have been talking about... warning about .... Many sites and forums and talk shows .. . . devote their whole content to it ... all the different angles ....

I have tended to increasingly focus--as more and more talk the doom and gloom aspects (which ARE quite real and ought be noted)--on the more spiritual side of things... the simple Gospel message and nuances of the disciple walk . . . which is the same, regardless of "the times" . . .

And, I think I will only delve further into areas more "away" from ... the external mayhem ...

I've said what I have expected to happen... You've heard it, read it . . . . And, I dare say, it is either happened, in the process of happening, or about to happen . . . .

Meanwhile . . . being the contrarian . . . ie., tending to NOT go where the crowd is going . . . I intend to maintain LIVING . . . as "normally" as possible . . . .  I am not going to let "them" steal my day to day life with worry and panic and obsessions . . . . or FEAR.  Some natural fear and concern, of course, is healthy and normal . . . but I know that there are hundreds, thousands of sites and shows and blogs out there who are breathlessly covering the latest updates on the various crises we have going on . . . so, it doesn't seem efficient, or appealing to simply repeat what I know most of you already know and are finding out . . . as . . . the action develops . . .. .

I hope to be an oasis of sorts in the midst of the storm .... in the desert . . . . some little bit of light in the dark night, even if it is just to help with some momentary respite . . . . which is presumptuous, I know :) .... but hey, I'm prolific, if nothing else . . . so, perhaps I will occasionally stumble into some green pastures with you ...

Well . . . . I said I felt a recalibration . . . of spirit coming up . . . . I'd say its underway . . . to counteract all the other madness . . . .

it's a strange, intense, hovering moment here . . . isn't it? ...... Like all hell about to break loose, eh?

hah.... not at such a loss for words after all... lol .. .

take care....
bt

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Looking Through His Eyes, and other news . . . .

Watchman . . . warrior . . . and . . . WEATHERMAN~!  lol ... jus' kiddin' . . . . But wow, woe . . . "look out below" again! .... We are having a rather intense, windy, cold, rainy . . . did I say "cold"?! . . . strange weather day today.  They chemtrailed like crazy the last couple days . . . which blows . . . when it rains,  because all that garbage they spray then comes down, wet, to the ground and makes everyone feel crappy....
But yeah ... look out below . . . . I can't imagine this rather violent storm will NOT cause some more mayhem when it hits the plains and warmer air in the south . . . . . Very odd weather . . . . PX?  Makes ya wonder... I mean, this is pretty much what was predicted by those (seemingly legit) observers of the PX scenario years ago, who said, that as it approached we would see increasingly violent storms, earthquakes and dangerous, volatile sun activity . . . .
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I love and am in awe of, and fascinated by . . . how . . . God . . . the Creator of the world, the universe, the alpha and omega--He Who always was, is and will be . . . describes Himself in FATHERLY terms!  I just think that is wild!  His nature and character could be anything . . . . Could be something so transcendent and alien and far removed from us that NO words could even come close to approximating His basic form, personality, reality . . . . Yet, He IS a personality . . . and He is the Father!  A Father!  Like us--or, rather, we, like Him . . . in His "image"!  It never ceases to blow my mind as I ponder and meditate on His being, His reality . . . and that He relates to us as a PERSON--speaking uniquely and individually and SPECIFICALLY to every single soul that seeks Him!  I just find that so wonderful and worshipful and amazing and mysterious!  Father! Heh . . . God calls Himself our Father, and we, once mustered, His CHILDREN!  Such a beautiful and profound situation!   Happy FATHER'S day, Father!

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And, of course, I think of my earthly father, now gone . . . . What a character :)  And miss calling him today, as I would have.  :(
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Remember my "used books" sermon! Keep at it . . . . I'm telling you again, the programming and mind control is so fierce right now and getting worse . . . that anything you can do to trip it up and ram a stick in it's "spokes" . . . is important.  And accessing and internalizing some of the old ways of thinking and world view and more traditional cultural paradigm's . . . as found in BOOKS from the past . . . is a powerful means to NOT get absolutely overwhelmed and subsumed by the psychotronic, occult-technotronic forces and memes being blanketed on the masses right now.
Last Christmas . . . a tradition . . . is that my wife gives me a gift certificate ... maybe 40 bucks worth . . . from our local, huge used book store.  I then, over the following weeks and months, bolt downtown on, ie., a "lunch break" . . . and rummage through the caverns, shelves of old books . . . . And this particular place.... one of the largest in the west . . . owned by an old schoolboy chum of mine . . . is now having to change up their whole operation and is going to move into a much smaller, new building and so, is getting rid of all their old books . . . CHEAP! ...... Sorta pre-fathers' day . . . treating myself for a moment, at the end of the day yesterday, I went by there with the remnants of my gift certificate.  Cool.  Still had 15$ worth of credit.

I cleaned them out of the rest of their American Indian books (the ones still left from my previous assault)...as I am doing some deep research . . . for a writing project I am considering . . . .  Anyway . . . 19 wonderful, rare, informative books on various Indian topics and history I got for SEVEN DOLLARS!  One of them is a signed copy and personal inscription included to a friend which is in a photography book (of the northwest tribes and places) by Chief Dan George!  Some of you old timers might remember him from the movies. Among other films and tv series, he was in "Little Big Man" (1970) which also starred Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway . . . .

Way cool!


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[I started this little family news/update section a week or so ago--never got it finished/posted... so am adding a few things more . . . and now, here it is ....]
Whew . . . what a week . . . and it ain't over....
Poor Sky is having to learn a painful lesson.  Ya gotta keep oil in the car.  Apparently the oil light had come on a couple weeks ago and it was running poorly but he didn't bother telling me about it.  He sometimes is little cavalier about things we warn him about and try to teach him.  He will just stand there, take off his shirt and start flexing his muscles--which, admittedly, he has developed into quite amazing.  Related to his deafness, he has found that working out, being alone and focused at the gym, has given him a great hobby and helped with his previous near crippling self-consciousness and insecurity at being "different".

Anyway, he came running in the door last week, out of breath.  He had run a few blocks up the hill to our house. His car, a clean '99 Toyota Rav4 . . . dead.  With horror, I realized what I feared the problem to be.  Yep. No oil in the engine, threw a rod.  Ouch.  A few bucks for some quarts of oil . . . versus at least 4 grand for a new/used engine . . . . It's a tough lesson to learn and especially onerous in these tight times.


Meanwhile . . . Jackson has got another job.  He is keeping his foot in  In and Out Burger . . . but just couldn't get enough hours there.  So, he amazingly found an opening at a small, local credit union in town to be a teller.  It's owned by two women and all women work there . . . except for him.  Good vibe to the place and with his witty and outgoing nature he is great at the customer service.  Problem though. They found out his identity has been stolen by an illegal Mexican woman for the past several years.  Now we have deal with all the hassle to fix his credit and identity!

Great.  Thanks, elders.  Now we have a big time consuming, problematic, costly new thing to worry about and hassle over--what this thieving woman has done to his credit and identity issues . . . .

Al is in the midst of basic training and could use some prayers.

My wife's back is slightly better but still a daily concern and literal pain.

Me . . . . Well, I thank God that I still have work--people are still calling me here and there for painting, but it's never been more intense.  I've never worked harder, longer, more efficiently than these past few weeks, and also never been closer to the brink.  Every day is nip and tuck.  Start at 5, 5:30am . . . try to find a computer to blog from somewhere along the line . . . then go, go, go . . . 'til 8 or so pm . . . straggle home, heh . . . make dinner, discuss with wifey about the day's events and strategize a bit for the next day's bills and issues to be dealt with . . . day to day, every day a mini battle to meet . . . hold down the fort a little longer . . . . talk about some world and local news--big picture stuff . . . also, we always talk about spiritual things having to do with our boys, their issues . . . our own experiences from the day and related observations within the context of spiritual warfare . . . conk out finally around 11 or so . . . then back at it . . . relentless on all sides . . . . It's intense . . . . Praise God :)!

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Must hail gratitudes out to TUSCON--God bless you and thank you :) Your encouragement was mighty considering the recent trials we've been contending with . . . .

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Oh, and "go Gators" . . . :) though . . . when they're up against the Seminoles ... I'm prone to the tomahawk chop . . . . Heh, Isaac was born in Tallahassee . . . btw . . . he's a Floridian . . . a southern boy, we like to joke .... but, for now, gotta say "go Gators!" :)

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I'm terribly behind on email and contacts . . . as it has been so darn intense lately, but you are always on my mind and in my heart and in my prayers--and I will continue to catch up as I can.... it's all very important to me .. :)

I can feel the danger approaching . . . and I'm sure you can too.  After the last interview, talk I did with Zeph, we talked a little afterwards . . . and I remember telling him that I expected somehow . . . "they" needed to set up a situation . . . or events . . . so that the rabble/anarchist/commie . . . violent left-wing can start their civil disturbance mayhem.  With the commie-caliph in office, it is not opportune at this moment for them to go hog wild, as they intend to do . . . so, perhaps . . . there will be again some controversy with the elections? . . . or some "crisis" that can be clearly portrayed as the fault of the "right" . . . . Because, it is in the cards, that they will riot and terrorize (the "street" Left) . . . but I have always expected they will do it when a so-called "conservative" is in power . . . .
Could be my prediction from about 4-5 years ago will continue to manifest.  That is, I wrote (during the middle of Bush's reign) that there would be a hard swing to the left (we got Obama) . . . and then it would swing back, so-called "hard right" . . . and it would be during the swing back to the "right", that then the riots and police state would be instituted . . . . .

Here is some of what I wrote in March of 2007, referring to the earlier writing on the prediction:

"Well I can’t find it in any of my saved notes, but I remember posting it in the ex-Lamb Cafe about one year or more ago . . . about the bush presidency . . . . I saw its last years as ones of disintegration, people jumping ship/being tossed . . . 
Recalling as best I can what I wrote, I think I then suggested that there would continue a swing to the left (which started with the last congressional elections and is now moving into full motion) . . . . and an ascendancy of the left for a time . . . . which is when the dangerous time will likely begin . . . . That will be the perfect time for the “t” word to happen in various cities, I suppose . . . accusations following of “see, we handed it over to the liberals and look what happened–” . . . . followed by the final hammer down, so-called “rightist” reaction of the police state/martial law . . . . . ."

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A helpful tip . . . a fast methodology I find useful when needing to quick access the true spiritual plane and extricate from the mire of the world . . . . That is, when you are feeling vexed by someone, in a relationship, family . . . or at work . . . OR, even just out and about, in the world, doing your business . . . and you maybe recognize that you are a little "off" . . . not feeling the spirit . . . having negative thoughts, judgments, resentments towards situations and especially people . . . . It's similar to WWJD . . . but a little different . . . . Look at them with Jesus' eyes!  Try to see others how JESUS sees them--not how YOU see them, with all the personal issues involved . . . . but look at them how JESUS looks at them, knowing His compassion and forgiving spirit.  I'm not even saying TRY to be compassionate or forgiving.  You probably can't.  WE can't.  Hardly, anyway . . . and rarely . . . and even then, only because Grace has given us the capacity . . . . But sometimes, we are just too far from real spirit ourselves . . . to feel and behave as we KNOW we should.  And being honest with ourselves, we do NOT accede to the "mush gush" trick of expressing all kinds of (phony) gooey, lovey sentimentality . . . which lacks spirit, and thus effects hollowly . . . . BUT RATHER, it is an actual, more LOGISTICAL move . . . NOT so much involved with emotion or false sentiment . . . . Quick, imagine HOW WOULD JESUS SEE that person?  Look through HIS eyes!
And . . . He wants you to do this . . . so, He will help you do it . . . . And it's mighty powerful to fast, change up your present "locale" in the spirit, WITHOUT falling to superficial "Christian--speak" . . . . . . 
Hey, just a suggestion . . . . :) try it today!

God bless and love you,
your friend in the ditch, 
brother thomas

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Yankee Bodhisattvas

I remember when I was very serious and deep into meditation . . . achieving the state of being referred to as satori . . . where the self is virtually evaporated and all that exists is just essential being . . . in the now . . . and what is also described as "becoming one with Brahman (God)" . . . . The yogis and "masters" who excel in this are able to maintain that state of being for long periods of time--some claiming to having achieved it finally, once and for all--ie., they have become "enlightened" . . . "reached nirvana" . . . attained "Christ consciousness" . . . .

Anyway, I recall once finally having achieved this state through great effort and practice of thought and self control and self denial . . . then having the understanding come to me as, "Now what?"

Indeed, it is a dilemma for the would-be mystic . . . who finally "arrives" . . . and "loses self" . . . yet, is still here, in this world, living, existing, though purportedly having "transcended" this current physical reality.  "What now?" What is one to do with one's life yet to be lived at this point.  The assumption is, once having achieved this state of "enlightenment" . . . the work of the soul is done.  You have "returned 'home".  The long journey is over--supposedly over many lifetimes and even as different life forms . . . the soul has "ascended" and . . . after eons of "separation" . . . has come back to Godhead . . . become "one" again with God . . . .

One of the basic meanings of "Bodhisattva" . . . of being a "Bodhisattva" . . . in early Buddhism . . . is the idea that once having attained "enlightenment" . . . OR, when one is ALMOST to the point of full "enlightenment" the "realized being" . . . decides to hold off dissolving COMPLETELY into universal selfless "oneness", in order to stay in this world--on this plane of reality IN ORDER TO HELP others become enlightened . . . The mystic deliberately resists full and complete dissolution of self . . . and vows to stay in this world, for how ever many more lives it takes, and will not progress any further UNTIL EVERY OTHER SOUL IN THE WORLD is saved, or, achieves also . . . this "enlightenment".

Of course, as a bible believing classic Christian . . . I don't believe any of that stuff anymore, though it is true that these mystics do reach some quite interesting states of being--having experienced them myself . . . . BUT, I am just explaining what "bodhisattva" means, in general terms . . . .

And am relating it to this, in the current setting:  That is, I know we are in the midst of a global soviet-style global government agenda, which will be fascist and will use force to enforce . . . . And the rest of the world knows that America is finished and they are just waiting and watching for the final collapse and chaos and likely military conquest (bombs, tanks, soldiers et al) that will be waged on the U.S. by the rest of the world (except Israel and a couple of other haggard old allies) . . . .

And many of the elites know this and have made their escape plans--have houses and property outside the U.S. . . . and have already left or are in the process of leaving . . . or will be able to leave once the final triggers are pulled . . . .

But the average citizen . . . will not be able to leave (before the gates are shut and the walls come up).

I have thought about this point in time for a couple of decades . . . and whether to try and escape or not . . . .

And some time ago I decided, as prompted, I believe by the Spirit . . . that it was called for many of God's people to stay.  I cannot see the sense of trying to save oneself and then watch from the outside ensconced in some "safe" location.  Rather, I see that there is going to be a lot suffering and panic and confusion and terror at what is going on . . . and there will be a dire need for GOD CENTERED, JESUS LOVING ministers to help those left behind.  From the spiritual perspective, it will be a most fertile and intense HARVESTING time, for many will be seeking for answers, for GOD . . . for some kind higher meaning and purpose, and, I believe that if the Lord intends for someone to leave, escape (which He will in some cases) . . . He will provide the means to do so.  But if there are no means . . . then it seems clear to me that He wants His people to be in the midst . . . at least some, surely, to serve, to heal, to help, to guide, to LOVE and preach the Gospel to those many who will be desperately searching for AN ANSWER to the overall calamity . . . .

So, I consider this something like the Bodhisattva inclination . . . . That is, to not bail out, saving one's own skin and leaving behind others . . . lost. 

Now, He may intend for some to leave, because there will be His work to do all over the place, inside AND outside the gulags . . . .

But for now, for me, I'm thinking . . . Yankee Bodhisattva . . . .

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Not Now, I'm Too Busy ......"

The busy, busy lives . . . running around to charities, setting up flights, itineraries . . . working on a deal . . . maybe  a little cash comes in and time to re-design some rooms; a new look . . . running to and fro . . . angling ....the mortgage, find a job, lose a job . . . the kids, daycare . . . need babysat cuz new movie out gotta see . . . shop talk at the office, yappity, yappity, yap . . . "can you believe so-and-so did ______!" . . . . call mom, ride a bike day, buy organic, feel precious, diet, diet, diet . . . catch a little news--oh, what a world . . . another tornado where? . . . vague comprehension of wars going on and on in far off lands, can't find them on a map though . . . . drama . . . family drama . . . friend drama, talk, talk, talk . . . flirt here, fantasy there . . . and again here . . . flirt some more . . . steal a cookie . . . buy and sell, time to shop--looking "green" imprimatur, smug, precious . . . time for a new hair-do . . . cultivate stubble . . . shop for electric car--too much $ still . . . plan for the future...what future?.... oh sure, there's a future; everything will eventually "turn around" . . . maybe move . . . fill out some resumes . . . make a couple calls . . . go jogging . . . kid's birthday . . . other peoples' kids' birthday . . . oooh, down with a cold . . . purchase supplements .  . . shop online . . . surf online . . . facebook . . . message out . . . check out others' lives and messages . . . send an email . . . consider an affair . . . think about friends' affairs . . . watch t.v. . . . download a movie . . . read the paper . . . buy a magazine . . . read half an article, look at the pictures . . . need new shoes . . . buy new shoes . . . hot chick, hot guy, quick mental fantasy . . . surf the net . . . go to the beach . . . work a little . . . plan outing . . . get food . . . go to the mountains, camp . . . clean up gear . . . charity event . . .



and round and round . . .
and on and on . . .
from one distraction . . . fascination . . . need . . . interest . . . to another . . . all connected, one after the other . . . soaking up time . . . day in, day out . . . weeks, months, years go by . . . every second filled with some bauble of self interest . . . minute by minute . . . .

And then death comes . . .



And there are you kneeling before the Lord.  Oh my gosh, HE'S REAL! 

Uhhhh........your head swims .... you start to sweat .... panic forms in the belly . . . . thinking, well maybe none of that really mattered . . . the bar was not set too high . . . once again, I'll get a pass . . . . ?

Then the Lord shows you that the only thing that is ultimately real and eternal is HIM--everything else is an illusion, a temptation to see how hard it was to pull you and your life and attention away from Him towards ultimately pointless, meaningless, worthless, shabby self-pursuits . . . .

And, there you are.  Your life is weighed out.  Hours and hours and days upon days upon years . . . of constant, bustling activity and thoughts and behavior . . . roughly 660,000 hours of life . . . dedicated . . . to self . . . and adorning the self and it's body's habitation . . . .

And the Lord's eyebrows raise . . . .

Hmmm . . . interesting . . . a total of about  2 hours and 15 minutes of that 660,000 hours  was spent seriously pondering the meaning of life . . . with slightly less than 45 minutes total spent in earnest prayer and meditation . . .  and of that only about 4 minutes was spent seriously worrying about WHAT IF there was a God and what SHOULD be done in this life to satisfy Him? . . . . About 15 seconds were spent in actual self-sacrifice for His Name's sake . . . one Easter Sunday you skipped breakfast to make it to church on time, that one time a year you even bothered to go to church . . . .

Yeah . . . Jesus is looking at you . . . and your pile of self-referential trappings . . . and sees a teeny, tiny thread here . . . a minuscule fragment there . . . of the life dedicated or even THINKING about Him . . .

While the devil smiles . . . in the back room waiting . . . to take you where you belong . . . where you obviously must feel more comfortable, out of the presence of God . . . to share eternity with others likeminded who never thought of God--in fact, hated Him and His Believers, mocking them . . . .



Aw.... what the heck . . . who knows, right?  Probably I'm just a fanatic . . . and that bible stuff . . . eh . . . shrug . . . it's just an old book of superstitions . . . hey, it's worth the gamble . . . . off to the coffee shop, need a latte' . . . . .

really? 

Jesus will say, "you said my name a few times . . . but . . . depart . . . I never knew you, you who worked in evil . . . . ."

Monday, June 13, 2011

note to 'the dreamer'

quick note to the dreamer... i have not deleted any of your comments...I barely and rarely censor anything anyone posts here.. it is just not necessary.. there are hardly ever any ... IF any that I can think of off hand comments that I am not willing to hear and let fly... I don't mind the challenges when they pop up.. in fact I enjoy clarifying and defending a position i've taken and, if need be, be corrected on something... Sooo.. i'm not sure what you mean... I will look into it and see if someone for some reason was able to hack into my blog here and remove comments.. I'm not aware of it, but i'm pretty much flyin' by the seat of my pants most the time and don't always catch everything that goes on... And lately... woooo .... is it just me or is time just going supersonic these days? ... i get up at 5 ... and go go go ... and finish around 9 or 10pm ... then start again... and usually have not gotten to about 5 things every day that i really  needed to get to ... arrrghhh.. . . .   :O

Woe, The Pride Of Life

We have in town here a fellow (Sean) who was once a typical, long term member of the L.D.S. church . . . who realized that, despite all his best efforts to follow the church rules and culture, he knew he was a sinner and did not feel close to the Lord.  He had an epiphany moment--became born again--and started a ministry focused on reaching out to other Mormons coming out of the cult and highlighting the clear and profound DISTINCTIONS between Mormonism and biblical Christianity.

It is a brave thing to attempt and, of course, he is attacked and mocked and little doubt threatened continuously for speaking and teaching on the real history of "the church" and its dubious beginning.

Listening to one of his recent broadcasts, he read, as he regularly does, emails/letters he receives from those who have seen/heard his program.  One of them struck me, as it is so typical and persistent in its sentiment showing the mindset of the "latter day saint" as they respond to perceived "attacks" on their religion.  And while the sentiment is not unique to L.D.S., it is emblematic of the fundamental sin of "the pride of life" referenced in 1 John 2:16.


Basically, the letter writer said to Sean (paraphrasing): "Someone told me to watch your "Mormon-bashing" show and so I did.  What a joke!  You are quite the comedian . . . . Our church has 14 million members and is one of the richest and fastest growing churches in the world! . . . so you just go ahead with your . . . maybe 70 followers? . . .  and continue to make fool of yourself.  What a joke!"

Oh the vain and pompous pride of these people!  And trust me, they are beside themselves with bursting self-satisfaction now with all the attention being given to the now award-winning Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon".

For it is true, they are an incredibly wealthy and increasing political force in the world today and at the forefront of helping establish one-world global governance and one-world religious ecumenism (ie., with Glenn Beck's current Israel-centered project and his "Black Robe Brigade").

Yet, we know that the Lord extols the weak, the meek, the powerless, the outcasts and castaways, the self-realized lost . . . .

And one of His clearest displays on the cross was showing that the world hated Him--that He was despised because He did NOT use His power to conquer the political and "religious" world, though He could have, but, rather submitted to the Father and became the LEAST in the eyes of flesh!

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."  1 John 2:16

Worldliness is the love of beauty WITHOUT the love of righteousness.

So long as, on the surface, there is beauty, success, power, numbers, influence . . . the world will cheer and promote and glorify!  It does not matter to the world, if all this glamor hides a black heart which cheats, lies, steals, fornicates and kills.

But Jesus knows the heart.  All the hidden things will one day be known and shown.  Woe to those on that day--whose REAL inner being of darkness driven by self love and perversion and worldly pleasure--who must then account for what they truly were regardless of all the external, fleshly trappings.  And then it will be too late.  This thing is set up . . . so that . . . at a certain point . . . IT IS TOO LATE!

The world hates this and concocts all kinds of myths and false teachings which attempt to soothe the conscience, saying it is NEVER too late . . . and that, eventually ALL will find their way to God.

Well, it is true . . . . Yes, eventually . . . all WILL find their way to God . . . because HE will bring them to His feet.  Then, the world which so loved and encouraged the sinner to turn from God, will be GONE and there will be nothing but the soul's own ACTUAL record of its heart . . . to testify as to WHOM that soul IN REALITY served!  And it will be too late.  There WILL be a final judgment.  The current ruler of this fallen world will NOT be able to save at that time those whom he ensnared. 

Woe and warning to those reveling in the pride of life!  For they care more what the WORLD thinks of them . . . than what GOD thinks of them!  And on the last day, THIS they will have to admit, for it will be clear and all laid out, the arc of their one life so lived!

Pride does not impress the Lord.  Humility, brokenness, meekness, powerlessness, submission . . . are the   hallmarks of the TRUE "latter day saint" . . . .

brother, thomas

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Battling: The Hierarchy of Foes

There is a hierarchy of foes . . . in your life.  With the loosey-goosey mind . . . the kind which is not focused and is just being led around by internal compulsions, habits, emotional triggers . . . old, un-dealt with issues still stuck in the craw, like a burr left unaddressed which keeps wearing and hurting . . . well, it seems a whole basket of problems exist which one carries around.  One moment it is this . . . then it is that . . . then back to this . . . then, oh, here is a new one to add to the pile . . . .

Meanwhile, lurking submerged in the memory . . . deep, old . . . banging around in the sub-conscious . . . there will be an old foe, an old demon hanger-on who is happy to be left unseen, the host unawares . . . so that the fiery imp can forever be jabbing the hot poker and messing around on the hidden, deep levels of being where emotions and memories and personal history going back years . . . still remains pertinent and active, way below... but you are not conscious of just what it is.  The surface, day-to-day mind is busied with . . . the thoughts of the day--current issues, challenges . . . and often has long forgotten an old, unaddressed problem, maybe instilled many years back . . . . But it is still there, never having been cast out or conquered.  Indeed, several new problems have been added to keep it hidden to oneself--crutches are used, means of escape are constantly employed so as to never have to go back and find, let alone FIGHT and defeat the old enemy.

Nevertheless, in the now, in the current moment, all is in play--including old issues that one seems to have forgotten or got past.  Do not be fooled.  There are demons who toil down within the submerged levels of being, and continue to torment, though on the surface it will appear as probably something totally different than the original infestation.  Yes, demons invade and infest and then hide, lodge, like parasites, within the terrain of the soul and being, which includes the emotional "body" . . . the thought "body" and even the literal corpus . . . body body . . . .

It is too big a task, and the adversary so far adept, that this battle overall cannot be waged from a stance of loose, vague, generalized attack.  You likely have no idea where the actual point of contention is located within.  All you know is that there is an ongoing unease and sense of not being able "to get on top it."  Lingering resentments, angers, envies, regretting . . . manifests and surrounds like a dull cloud, oppressive, but often not so overt or specific that you can even define what the problem is.

So, what is the determined spiritual warrior to do?  Well, knowing that your general, your LORD is omnipotent and ultimately has and will continue to save you throughout, you are to be confident that so long as you are applying yourself to the aggressors--the infestation of parasites..... you will eventually be witnessing yourself overcoming.  It is not feasible that you can pinpoint the specific source/entities "within" that/who lead(s) to the overall sense of inadequacy and failure . . . for it must be the Master spiritual doctor who will actually be going "in" and excising the beasts and problems ..... But you are to help pave the way and participate, for the master/disciple arrangement, which we are in, is a RELATIONSHIP and it must be active . . . to have power and life . . . and it is what He wants! . . . . that you be engaged with Him in the battles . . . .

So, a powerful, strategic method to quicken the conquering . . . is to take on the enemy via a sense of addressing a hierarchy of foes--meaning, one at a time.  Take on the adversaries (for they are LEGION) as if dealing with one opponent at a time.  Right now, you will find, if you bother to care enough and take the time to ponder and pray and meditate on the situation . . . that ONE particular issue/problem/characteristic/character/ . . . or however you want to label it . . . IS CURRENTLY the biggest threat and constant, returning FOE you have been trying to defeat.  Now, it may be that the Lord will not allow you to defeat it .... for a while.... it may remain as a thorn in your side, and He has good reason for this, for He is the Master and must be trusted . . . . But, surely you must TRY to defeat it . . . because there is a good chance you can and will eventually.  Then, you will be faced with another one.  Do not be distracted or misdirected.  Take on the NEXT thing and work on it.  And so on.....

It may be that you will only defeat one or two, or perhaps 5 of these discreet opponents . . . . God will mete out your victories as He sees fit for your unique situation. 

The point, however, is to NOT BECOME COMPLACENT and LAZY about it all.  To NOT think that a vague and half-hearted belief in grace is one day just going to fix everything and you can go ahead and bumble along complaining, bitter, recalcitrant, stubborn, bearing no fruit, being no blessing to others......

There is no joy or peace in such a way.

No.  We are meant to be engaged.  To be alive and contending.  To FIGHT!  To LOVE!

If one is truly imbued with Holy Spirit and love of Christ . . . and a serious disciple of the cosmic master and king of the universe ..... THEN it is natural to WANT and to CRAVE and to earnestly strive to be better and bring forth fruits and gifts of the SPIRIT!

You do this by entering the battle, joining the fray. 

You can START this process--a joyous and exciting PROCESS! .... by addressing a hierarchy of foes IN YOUR LIFE, beginning, of course, with THOSE WITHIN.



Somewhere, tied to this issue . . . is a demon--yes a real, personal demon, attached to and within YOU... that you will want to find finally and ROOT OUT! ..... Just by using the LIGHT of focus ... of awareness, imbued with Holy Spirit fire and love of God.... looking for the little beast ..... will begin to set it on the run.  The darkness can't live in the light.  The demons hate to be found.

It is painful, for you, no doubt, have allowed yourself to lie to yourself, manipulated by the little imp, and have made excuses, and it/he has done this deep in your mind, so that he can stay hidden . . . . and you will have to face some terrible and painful things about yourself -- HOW YOU REALLY ARE..... but it is like acid on a fungus ... light on mold ... GOOD radiation which purifies ...  this light of confession to and within oneself, and it is the weaponry of the inner world of spiritual battle . . . and it is MIGHTY powerful and will begin to slay all the enemies, one after another . . . .

Heh.... I know this can sound like murky psychobabble.... but it is not.  It is actually very practical and specific and IT WORKS . .. . and it is the work and loving service of the disciple of the Lord--this is what we do!   All the other activities of our mundane lives here on the planet . . . PALE in significance to this kind of activity .... spiritual work done in the flesh .... AS INTENDED ... or we would not be IN this predicament.

Please, if this does not make sense or something seems contradictory or confusing.... if any one cares enough to join me in this .... Please ask that I may clarify.... It is a blessing to me to be so engaged with you, fellow disciples, warriors on the main front! :)

God bless you in this, as He will .....
your brother in God, thomas



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p.s. ... my wife's back... which once needed surgery for a  bad disc situation ... is back in trouble.... scary and painful and a big dilemma; she asked me to ask you to pray for her in this... thank you... :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Field Report circa "Mean Streets" meets Love Your Enemy

There have been significant shifts along the way . . . . April 2004 St. George, kicking off the prodigal walk--crawl really--back to the Lord . . . . The following August, a simple, stunning vision of Him, large in space, over the world and the words, "the way, the truth and the life" . . . . Then moving to broader contexts, just before Hurricane Francis, Beslan foreseeing a coming train of dark events, catastrophe's, terrors . . . to hit steady, one after another, increasing in magnitude and quantities . . . . I think around 2006 saying, "we are entering the fast moving waters" . . . time quickening, events continuing, overlapping so many, so much going on . . . . The time of the "end of original thought" . . . where "tripartite" levels of consciousness, media and an overlay of psychotronics practically dominating mass thinking . . . "be careful what you say . . . it won't be you sometimes saying it, but it can get you into unneeded troubles . . . " . . . same with actions . . . . Then the era of "large scale 'natural' catastrophe's . . . .

Through all, the constant charge to "live a blameless life".  Of course you can't . . . WE can't . . . . BUT TRY, for the times are dangerous so that any clumsy slip ups . . . foolish mistakes . . . take on exponential dire results . . . . You want to live as clean and pure as possible, providing the enemy with as little "loose ends" into which to hook snares, traps . . . not wanting to give the wicked easy opportunities to bring you down; though we know that even with the perfect or near perfect life, where there could possibly be one (there was only ONE perfect) . . . they will manufacture excuses to punish, to persecute . . . . Nevertheless, for one's own conscience and relationship with God, we try quick as we can, pleading grace, to remove from ourselves, our lives those things, people, habits, situations . . . which keep us from God and keep us under a cloud and provide entry for the accusers and roving lions and wolves . . . .


A NEW shift has begun . . . . In broader terms, sadly, we are entering upon the dangerous times . . . . Menace is afoot, the stakes are high, and all sides are getting edgy and panic is looming.  Be careful.  Be mindful.  Be aware of your surroundings . . . alert . . . . Be cautious all the time with whom you are engaging, in person, on line . . . . Deceivers are about . . . and also those who unaware themselves that they are used quickly and viciously for the dark side to cause you grief in an instant--you find you are suddenly entangled.  Extricate fast . . . when suspecting this, not returning evil for evil . . . but remembering that we are to love our enemies and bless those who curse us.  Having this as a real skill . . . and part of one's reflexive being . . . is the greatest armor AND weapon in such times of danger.  LOVE . . . . But not the fakey kind.  So, if it's not there, ask God to have it, to get it, to own it . . . and He will bring you a situation to help you understand it and then learn how to have and employ it . . . .


Broadly speaking . . . maybe I would call this time the "time of the mean streets" . . . . But it is also the time I recently mentioned was coming where we will find ourselves--those who love the Lord, truth, peace, righteousness--MOVED to a more powerful state of being . . . in Him . . . .  One waits on the Lord, then He waits on you . . . then you finally MOVE . . . and then NOW He starts to unleash the gifts and the power . . .  .  .  Thank God He does, for it will be mighty helpful and necessary considering what is soon upon us......


Do not be too distracted by external news and events--the rising madness.  Stay focused WITHIN, where the voice of love and grace calls and the trumpet of Holy Spirit sounds the clarion call to the Lord's service and fellowship, FOR REAL!  It's gotta be real, now . . . . The phonies and frauds are losing their minds and exposing theirselves . . . . The demons will try to draw you into the madness and flames . . . . We go a different Way!  We go a different way . . . . .


:)  Praise God....
The Sovereign is in control......
Stay strong, stay pure, my brothers, my sisters,
in Jesus' Holy Name, I pray,
thomas

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Majestic, Mysterious, Atomic Point of 2 Wills' Confluence

God in action . . . . It is a well worn saying,concept . . . but like others bordering on the cliche' . . . is so because it represents a profound and powerful truth when put into practice . . . . That is, rather than waiting for God to make a desired change in our life . . . perhaps He is waiting on us!

Often we sit back . . . after putting out our wants and needs on the wing of prayer . . . imploring . . . and then wait . . . for God to make a move, to fix a thing . . . to change a burdensome circumstance . . . .

When, actually . . . it is the slight, but profound reflected majesty we are blessed with . . . which HE is waiting upon IN US to be put into action.  That mysterious margin of "free will" . . . where WE make a move, a change and stop our procrastinating and waiting around on the Lord.

There is a bit of a conundrum here, no doubt, but also too . . . the majestic, cosmic, mysterious . . . atomic point of our power, our life, which is, it seems, separate from God, yet, to be one with Him, one with His will . . . .

And we know that we can do nothing good of ourselves.  Oh, the "works" believers would say you can, and they end up tending to glorify man . . . and even particular men, to the point of singing praises to the man . . . . But the classical Christian knows that we are born sinners and left to our own devices are utterly lost, and but for the saving grace and sacrifice of the Lamb of God, we would be bound for hell . . . .

Yet, here too is the apex . . . or, the atomic point of sacred mystery and wonder . . . . We pray, we implore, we ask to be changed by the workings of Holy Spirit, that He abide in us and cleanse us from within . . . and, in a sense, we must wait on the Lord for Him to bring about the good, desired change we seek . . . ALSO, there is a point where our desire for His righteousness . . . percolates . . . like slowly but surely boiling water . . . . getting hotter . . . hotter with an inner intensity and "free will" to please Him . . . until . . . a boiling temperature is reached, and very suddenly the water changes from placid to bubbling, churning . . . then changes to another form, to STEAM . . . . !

 It is much like this; and we see signs in the natural world all over that remind us of our main purpose and path and which shadow and type some of the Way's nuances.  Like this scene of the changing form of water.

And here is one of the grand mysteries to which we are gifted to be subject:  At a certain point, our pleas upon the Lord reach such an inner pitch and intensity . . . the water heats, the spirit begins to burn with "supernatural" fire--Holy Spirit fire . . . and then it is the Lord who is waiting on YOU to make a change, to finalize a decision . . . to finally put some plan into action . . . ie., to conquer a sinful habit, or, to get away from a destructive person . . . bad friends . . . or . . . to begin an exercise routine that might save your life (for a while) . . . to get healthy in some way you've been slacking on, so that you can be a better, more IN LINE servant with direction and will of the Father.

There is a mystery point where it seems . . . and, in a sense IS critical and indispensable YOU must make a "free will" move . . . to effect the final conjoining of the will of the Father . . . with your own, little, but important separate will.  You have been waiting on the Lord . . . waiting . . . and putting off something . . . expecting Him to relieve you from any burden or effort in the thing . . . yet, He has been waiting on YOU to finally make the change--a decision and ACT!

NOW, the dam of His blessing can be unloosened . . . . Several times we will come to these points of progress, of spiritual passage.  And it is a straight and narrow path . . . . It is an impossible eye of a needle hole to go through WITHOUT the Shepard . . . and His revelation and power . . . for no one can get to the Father and to these wondrous and mysterious and cosmic and divinely paradoxical progression points . . . but that they GO THROUGH THE SON.

A million and one different paths and religions and mystical practices and belief systems and man-made religions . . . ATTEMPT to deal with these . . . "stages" . . . or "degrees" . . . "elevations" . . . but they are all extremely dangerous, for they DO have ability to shift one's consciousness and to provoke "spiritual experiences" . . . BUT THEY ALL must fall to the left or right of the mark--MISS THE MARK (which is the definition of SIN, by the way) . . . WHERE THEY ARE NOT STRICTLY BASED ON THE SIMPLE BUT PROFOUND SUBMISSION TO JESUS, YESHUA . . . in the classic Christian and biblical sense, whereby in taking upon us His name and believing in the Gospel story of His life and Messianic mission, whereby we are saved by grace . . . through faith . . . which is a gift and not works.

It is easy to misunderstand this mysterious point of SEEMING self will and one's self MAKING A MOVE, where GOD is waiting on US! . . . and to see this as "works" . . . and thus, develop a religion and system of laws based on "works" progress . . . through "stages" and "degrees" . . . .

But the true and living disciple of the Lord is shown and brought through mysteries that confound the world and the wise.  And here is one, I tell you . . . . But you must have "eyes" to see it . . . unclouded by the manifold and diverse doctrines of men disguised as "new revelation" . . . .

Those who have experienced this sacred seeming paradox of self will . . . free will WITHIN God's sovereignty and divine will . . . and the TWO becoming one . . . where . . . we have waited on Him . . . and then He has waited on us . . . where our spiritual water turns hot with focus and intensity to please Him into a boil and then changes form into steam . . . "rising" . . . . Well, you know what I mean, and this is reaching and confirming to you . . . .

To those lost in humanity's doctrines . . . superstitions of the world . . . multitude mysticisms and "paths" . . . laws, "covenants" . . . "ordinances" . . . "keys" . . . to "degrees" . . . this truth is INVISIBLE and cannot be seen through the miamsa FLESHLY concocted theories, "religions" . . . for it is ONLY through Jesus, that the TRUTH can be seen and met . . . .

God bless and loves you,
your friend always,
brother thomas

Psalm 27:5-14
5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. 6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD. 7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek. 9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. 11 Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. 13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

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p.s. totally off topic .... eh... this is a dangerous moment, I think . . . with the Weiner deal ....going on ... At other times similar to this.. . there has been a spectacular event, ie., up to and including 9-11 . . . and some of the confirms have popped up on this time as well, to me the past day . . . . Hopefully not... but we know it is just a matter of time that the ante is upped even further than it is with all that already going on ....... 6.11.11 seems too obvious....but then again... perhaps to tempting .... or 6.13? Or sooner?  I don't know.... Just saying.... this would appear to be one of those windows we look back on and THEN see all the obvious signs......

Sunday, June 5, 2011

1-11-11 look around....

--"Food problems... there will be a spate of recalls all year... big ones... all over .... shortages starting to manifest.... poisonings and problems with purity of food ...look into sprouts and other high nutrient items that can be grown in the house . . ..to supplement ... ."    Posted 1-11-11

--"die offs continue.. hoof and mouth disease back with a vengeance.. cattle stock, deer in the wild.. wildlife (food!) to become scarce..."   Posted 1-11-11

--"gray terror.... continues ....."   Posted 1-11-11

--"prepare to die (nothing necessarily specific .. but... well... these are going be tumultuous months ahead .. and some well be swept up suddenly ... so always... be ready... what state of soul to be in for that inevitable moment )"  Posted 1-11-11

--"Do you really want your last, startled thoughts to be--as you are swept up in some cyclone, or dodging falling debris, or suffering from some sudden deadly "virus", or facing foreign troops--to be "woops . . . . And do you really want to be facing your God, your Maker . . . Christ Jesus stammering with excuses about how you were just too busy to get serious seeking Him or bother trying to find the Truth?"  Posted 1-11-11

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"Out of nowhere a strange new deadly disease has sprung up in Europe, causing an explosion of over 3,500 serious illnesses and 35 or more deaths in at least 10 European nations.  There are four scientific indications that this is a case of man-engineered Advanced Biowar"
http://europebusines.blogspot.com/2011/06/ecoli-outbreak-in-europe-is-biowar.html

"FARMINGTON — An dispute of a fatal equine mould should have inner equine owners frightened, officials conspicuous Thursday. Known as equine herpes, a micro-organism has killed collection in 6 equine show states together with a singular documented box in Texas as good as has influenced New Mexico illness officials to advise an equine unique capture for a successive 7 to 10 days."
http://diseasestreatment.info/horse-herpes-strikes-fear-into-equine-world-917-am/



 My goodness there's a lot goin' on ..... 

Slightly updated 'nuther Mo related pastpost....

[Mormon Nauvoo Temple]
Listening while I work, last night was the long-running talk radio show “Mormon Miscellaneous”….I show I’ve heard off and on over the past 15 years or so, hosted by the same host.
It’s a local show and the host carries on about various Mormon issues, “controversies” within “the church” . . . .
Some of the things discussed last night with a guest/author are typical Mormon beliefs, such as:
“As man is, God once was . . . as God is, man will become” (this is a common Mormon phrase/belief)
They talked about how the generally accepted belief that our God has a God, as does that God have a God and so on infinitely . . . and likewise “man” can be a God over spirit children, who also will become Gods, and then Gods of Gods infinitely in the other direction.
They teach that God progresses–in fact that is a key component of Godhood–that you continue to eternally progress.
They talked about how “man” progresses eventually to Godhood, has many multitude of spirit children with many wives in order to populate their worlds . . . and then being the God of those worlds……
The host and guest also said that each person, through their eventual Godhood, would also be the Saviour for his people….that each person becomes a Messiah–that “Messiahship”/”Saviourhood” is just an “office”, which any can fulfill if they passed the requisite tests. . . (As in, Jesus wasn’t that special….just one of many, many Saviors sent to worlds throughout the universe, fulfilling an office . . . the office of Messiah . . . .
They talked about the (Mormon) controversy, over whether Adam is our God/Creator on this particular earth (many Mormons think and believe so–that Adam is now our particular God, pertaining to the ’spirit family’ on this planet.)
They talked a lot about having the right “keys” . . . the “keys” to the kingdom . . .and I remember hearing about the “keys” to the Priesthood when I went to Mormon church as a young man for a while . . . . There are all kinds of secret ordinances, “keys” conveyed through various rituals I recall . . . and it takes having these “keys” to pass certain stages of spiritual progression. Hence there are the secret handshakes and signs given in the temple ceremonies, so that when you die, you can remember them and give them to the right people and that right time (after death) so that you can “progress” into the higher spiritual worlds……If you don’t know the secrets, have the “keys” etc., and/or have not performed all the necessary laws (tithing, baptism for the dead, callings etc) then you are bound to be stuck in a lower heavenly kingdom. Your family, if they are above you in the Celestial Kingdom, for example….can come visit you “below”, but you can’t visit “above” . . . although the hosts on the radio show were debating whether Mormons believe it may be possible to eventually leave a particular “kingdom” and keep progressing . . . . and as the guest kept saying, “receiving increasing light and knowledge“.
It creeped me out when he said that. Honestly, I could only think about Lucifer being the “bringer of light” . . . he who tempted Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge . . . . .

They ARE fascinated with money and magic however……if you want to see them light up, start talking about Harry Potter, the Twilight series and magic. They are increasingly enthralled with much that is considered “new age” . . . using scents, oils, totems, charms,visualization, yoga . . . . And of course, very sex-obsessed, along with status-obsessed–big houses, the newest car  . . . . It wouldn’t be so annoying except they are consistently condescending, holierthanthou, judgmental, and consider any who question their teachings headed for the outer darkness and punishment . . . .
And no one dares confront them, or you get the knee-jerk cries of “anti-mormon, anti-mormon”.  Though, in a pinch, its true, they will often set aside most of their biases and would simply help someone out if in trouble . . . . There ARE various good qualities they share; and they will tell you all about them anytime.
It’s the dark side, the unspoken truths about their culture which go unexamined . . . .

(updated): The "home teachers" from the church are very actively and insistently trying to meet with us.  They are sweet fellows, the ones who've been assigned to us . . . and I am considering meeting with them . . . though, to turn the tables and let THEM know that I am concerned for THEIR spiritual condition, which will go over like a lead balloon I'm sure .... We recently got some mail from them trying to set up an appointment, included in which was a portion of a talk given by an "apostle" at their recent "general conference."  I am going to address it here shortly . . . to show the casual blasphemies contained therein . . . . Honestly, I feel for these people.  So many of them are living crazy, sin-wracked lives of colossal dysfunction .... I see daily and it all ties directly to the false origins of their cult ... yes CULT ... of Joseph Smith personality ... and self elevation ... and diminution of Jesus..... But do not doubt.... it is dangerous and wrought with certain perils to confront these . . . folk . . . who can turn very mean and vindictive when challenged .... But I must witness.... (developing ..... )
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....definitely, it feels like a giant wave is forming, like a tsunami, first ‘below surface’, gathering strength . . . soon to manifest up top . . . and then wash over all . . . . . .
Who knows how long we have together? It may not be long–at least not from this standpoint of relative ease compared to other possibilities . . . . .
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus . . comforts . . .
God bless and God wake up the Mormons, those who will Hear. . . to cease their blasphemous proposals . . . .


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