Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Even If The Whole World Went Mad . . . .

Let the dead bury the dead.  Rain on the just and unjust.

This is a powerful combo, at first, shallow comprehension, contradicting . . . .

However, together . . . when you ARE the person who exhibits both, then you are finding yourself within the protection and will of the Lord.

To let the dead bury the dead . . . . We waste precious little time . . . fretting, meddling, . . . concerning ourselves with the meaningless machinations of stumbling around corpses.  Those without the Spirit, are dead.  They cannot see the living, cannot see you, and so are constantly mistaken as to your true heart and purposes.  But, like zombies, they are attracted to living blood, so they are often causing problems and dilemmas . . . and seeking to ensnare you into traps and mazes . . . where then, they can feed off your living energy . . . a kept host.

A mistake is that even when you have managed to extricate yourself from the pointless affairs of the living dead, yet you still wonder over them, worry (for they may be a loved one or friend) . . . and their condition brings a dis-ease into your own soul.

Jesus is quite emphatic in this.  Do not bother with them.  Do not waste precious time, emotion, energy . . . with trivial matters where the status of the soul is at stake.

But, the Godly are not unjust, nor impervious, nor cold and self-absorbed.  Gracefully detached . . . from the land of the dead--the world--but continuing to be a blessing on all, simply by nature.  The sun, by nature is hot, and warms and lightens the planet.  The sun rises and set on the good AND the bad.
So too, God brings the blessing of rain . . . to fall on the just and unjust . . . .

It is the ENEMY,  who counts and judges others, stirring up doubts and constantly bringing up accusations to point out the unworthiness of people and when his spirit is allowed in we find ourselves tempted to withhold or bestow . . . based on whether the other is doing as we think they ought . . . .

But where our business is simply between our own soul and the Lord . . . we must be in a state--it must be our very nature--that ALL the world and everyone in it could turn against us, turn against God, yet we would sally forth, undaunted, staying focused on pleasing Him, no matter what others are doing or saying; and giving to the dead and the live alike, knowing that the righteous Judge will sort it all out in the end.

This is especially poignant when it involves our family, our children, or a close friend.  It is instinctual, natural to be protective and possessive of our loved ones, and when they go astray, to suffer extra, compared to when a stranger goes astray.  We are quite able to shrug and carry on when we see strangers and others a world away following some dangerous path and heading for destruction.  Let the dead bury the dead. 
BUT, when it is our child, or a mate, or a father, mother . . . or close friend, we feel it profoundly, intimately . . . . .

And the enemy knows this and will tweak and harp on our conscience, accusing within, saying the likes of, "Ha!  You failed!  It is YOUR fault _____ went astray!  See, you are out of favor with God or He would not have allowed this to happen.  Doubt yourself.  Give up!"  . . . and so on.

However, this is all but a test to see if you are truly devoted ONLY to God above all, above other creatures whether they be kin or friend or mate . . . . For if you are over devastated and thrown off your track, then it shows that you have valued a creature above your personal relationship with the Lord. 

We can only do the best we can as fallen and flawed beings . . . and for certain we will continue to fall short and make mistakes. 
Nevertheless, we do not let the Accuser come in to then cause doubt and an overwhelming sense failure so much that we "give up" . . . . 

Every person must eventually face God, in their own time and each must "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," meaning, salvation is not collective, but involves each individual's unique experience--relationship--with their God.  Sooner or later, every person must account for their own self, and you cannot do it for them.  So, you do the best you can do, guided by the Spirit, but eventually, must let go, in a sense, realizing God has His own plan for every individual.  We rise and set, we rain . . . on the dead and the living, the just and the unjust . . . knowing He sees all and will settle the matter as He wills . . . in the end.

The whole world may go mad . . . may fall away . . . including everyone I love . . . . Though even should the world and those I love come against me . . . NEVER will it change the fact . . . that I love God and will seek to serve He above all, regardless . . . of the temporary consequences . . . . right?  RIGHT!

This is how we be . . . ESPECIALLY . . . at the end of the age, when fallen angels . . . stalk the world, leading many astray, seducing hearts and minds, possessing bodies, ruling over geographical areas . . . . Strange and bizarre and unnatural events . . . surround on all sides and intensify.  It will be shocking to see how many are suddenly pulled away, tempted and taken over--people we have known and loved.

Yet if they ALL should fall under the fallen beings' sway, we, as an individual, would face them all and continue to testify the truth and proclaim the saving Name of Jesus. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weak Cynicism

Oy, more long days to nights and away from the 'fortress of solitude' and kin . . . . And I am a bit concerned about this unusual sore throat we all have . . . which is unlike a normal cold.  We rarely get sick anyhow, though Sky seems to more frequently likely because of his job at the store and germs at the gym.  But this throat thing is different . . . not so much sore on the surface but in the muscle, deeper flesh . . . . It never really gets much worse, but then it never gets better.  Just a continuous constriction . . . . Plus, the recurring bouts of nausea, 'ned-aches' (neck and head-ache combo) and the muddled thinking/memory loss seems related.  Even our cat has been sick in the stomach.  Odd.
Meanwhile, I've got this thing going on in the night . . . numbness . . . in limbs and sheets of aching in all joints which feels related.  All the various symptoms have come on in the last couple months . . . .
It's all a tad unnerving . . . and with no insurance--though I've never been one to much visit "doctors" . . . .

Anyway, sorry for the litany . . . . I'm only mentioning it because it is something different and it's not just me, but everyone in the household, plus a lot of other people I know are having some similar complaints; so it makes one wonder if it is a more universal problem.  As mentioned before, ie., radiation? something new in the chemtrails?  that damn infernal pulsing/hum--destructive sound waves? Btw, I've heard the hum at my mother's--exactly same kind as here; she lives 20 or so miles away in the valley.  I mentioned it to her and she had indeed noticed it herself but thought it was a big truck idling or some appliance or machinery.  She said she usually has to turn on the t.v. to block it out so she can sleep. 
It is no appliance though.  It is ubiquitous and has a quality of being louder in some areas (of the house) but also can be heard/felt outside and comes from everywhere/nowhere . . . almost bordering on an inner space...though the pressure from it is irritating to the physical ears.  I think I heard it even up in Park City at the condo I'm painting.  Very strange . . . . .  I can't imagine it can be a healthy or good thing.  It is very disjointed--the rate of pulse . . . obtuse, erratic, chaotic . . . and brings with it a maddening vibe, especially as you realize it cannot be escaped and that it is always running . . . pulsing, no doubt affecting somewhat the rhythms and subtle operations of the biological body . . . . Could these other symptoms be now the long term result of the hums constant hammering?  It sort of feels like that.  Just as a drop of water, continuous, can wear away a boulder . . . or a repeated pounding on something eventually breaks it up . . . could this low-level vibration be slowly but surely shattering . . . cells . . . vessels . . . neurons . . . molecules even?
Somehow . . . it does not seem far-fetched to me.

But then, speaking of "far-fetched" . . . I imagine the occasional reader of this blog . . . a person who is not a believer . . . in God, or at least, not the God of the bible . . . . And such a person also never having really studied or looked into some of these so-called "fringe" topics . . . .
And I sometimes can see this type . . . rolling eyes . . . mentally snickering . . . or, perhaps feeling even some pity for me . . . and those of you who take the sort of talk here seriously even if not accepted always 100% out of hand . . . .
This occasional reader might assume that I go around all day, on my jobs and social interactions talking about Jesus and saying "praise God" and coming off like a fanatic.  Though, in actuality, for instance very few of my clients or fellow tradesmen have any idea what I believe or study.  I do not bring it up unless it happens to come up in a discussion or if someone asks my opinion on a matter.  I would hope that mostly, such acquaintances observe that . . . I don't lie, I don't cheat them or steal . . . I am in mellow, regular good cheer, am polite, respectful . . . . But I am not going around brow beating people into believing in God or Jesus or that psychotronic waves are decimating our bodies . . . lol.
This blog, these writings, are . . . yes, focused on issues of the spirit and meant for like-minded folk who do not think it strange to be contemplating the Lord daily, privately, quietly . . . and so, that is the emphasis of these writings, related to broader socio-political . . . psychological . . . and day-to-day nuances of life . . . .
My wife and sons and I talk about these things daily, but out in the world, few but the spiritually attuned and observant would have any idea what I am focused on and privately believing . . . .

It is a curious and slightly amusing thing . . . to note how . . . those most knee-jerk skeptical about the "far-out" subjects discussed here . . . have rarely themselves spent so much as an hour or more researching, listening, studying the topics they are so confident in belittling.  It is THEY who are shallow minded, flaky, "uneducated" and prone to accepting "official" "truth" without any real, serious study or thought . . . .

So . . . . We shall carry on and not be perturbed by their weak cynicism . . . .

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Truth Will Out!

 I believe . . . and can see for myself . . . that a lot of "official" science and history . . . is nothing but lies and propaganda.  The main objective (since everything in this world is based on a singular spiritual battle) is to repress the biblical record and its related science and history and to especially establish and indoctrinate the religion/faith of evolution . . . . All records, whether written or unearthed or found under the sea . . . or even detected on other nearby planets . . . which contradict the "scientific-evolutionary" view . . . are destroyed or hidden.  Any so-called "scholar not absolutely toting the party line . . . and who dares to reveal what is true . . . is stripped of tenure, ostracized, ridiculed, and sometimes even killed.  The lie must be maintained at all costs.


Dinosaurs and people coexisted at one time.  There were great, advanced civilizations . . . pre-flood and even in some areas resuming . . . after the great flood.  Flying machines, telecommunications, radio, nanotechnology, nuclear weapons/wars . . . and all manner of strange, hybrid creatures resultant from genetic engineering . . . not to mention the mighty men of old, of renown . . . giants and monsters with fierce intellect and unusual godlike powers . . . .


Imagine how exciting for children if they were taught the actual, amazing history of the planet!  NO ONE would miss history class!!!
No, but instead . . . we get drivel.  Dry, dull, politically correct propaganda infused with agenda-laden lies and mis-direction . . . . 


Until now . . . . 


Seals are opening . . . . The Truth will out!
Praise God!




"To the left is another beautiful mosaic that was one of the wonders of the second century world. Called the Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, it depicts Nile scenes from Egypt all the way to Ethiopia. Scholars now believe this is the work of Demetrius the Topographer, an artist from Alexandria who came to work in Rome. The top portion of this remarkable piece of art is generally believed to depict African animals being hunted by black-skinned warriors. These Ethiopians are pursuing what appears to be some type of dinosaur. The Greek Letters above the reptilian animal in question are: KROKODILOPARDALIS which is literally translated Crocodile-Leopard. The picture shown here is only a small portion of the massive mosaic. It also contains clear depictions of known animals, including Egyptian crocodiles and hippos. (Finley, The Light of the Past, 1965, p. 93.)"
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 There are stories of a plesiosaur-like creature seen in Queensland, Australia. Both aboriginal peoples around Lake Galilee and tribes farther up to the north tell of a long-necked animal with a large body and flippers. "Elders of the Kuku Yalanji aboriginal tribe of Far North Queensland, Australia, relate stories of Yarru (or Yarrba), a creature which used to inhabit rain forest water holes. The painting [left] depicts a creature with features remarkably similar to a plesiosaur. It even shows an outline of the gastro-intestinal tract, indicating that these animals had been hunted and butchered." (CEN Technical Journal, Vol.12, No. 3, 1998, p. 345.)
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Deep in the jungles of Cambodia are ornate palaces and temples from the Khmer civilization.  One such temple, Ta Prohm abounds with stone statues and reliefs. Almost every square inch of the gray sandstone is covered with ornate, detailed carvings. These depict familiar animals like monkeys, deer, water buffalo, parrots, and lizards. However, one column contains an intricate carving of a stegosaur-like creature. But how could artisans decorating an 800 year old Buddhist temple know what a dinosaur looked like? Western science only began assembling dinosaurs skeletons in the past two centuries. (Pictures are courtesy of Don Patton.)




 these excerpts are from a pretty nifty little site:
http://www.genesispark.com/genpark/ancient/ancient.htm

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mysteries Revealed and a hearty thank you!

I'm back . . . .  Been up in the mountains--Park City--for a few long days trying to knock out a job there, deadlines looming . . . . Didn't finish but will return Friday to press on . . . . I mingled with a couple of other tradesmen there also under the gun . . . and saw again how similar the story goes these days.  If you want any work at all you have to bid it for nearly half of what it should be and was just a couple years ago . . . plus, because of that very deficiency, you must take on extra work and thus need to finish everything twice as fast.  So, you work for half as much and must do twice the work for it . . . . Heh, and none of us spring chickens anymore ......

The part I love about the work I do is the opportunity to multi-task . . . . I prepared and took with me many recordings to listen to while I work . . . lots and lots of wide-ranging topics mostly involving historical research related to my book.  So much fascinating information and I am coming to some conclusions on issues (or near-to) that I have wondered on for years--the Spirit, I believe helping sift and sort and loose ends being tied together . . . and dots connected!  I believe as this work continues to go forward I expect to be able to offer some "Aha!" answers to several areas of investigation that have been perplexing and fascinating scholars and researchers for years; thanks to the ongoing, inspired work of certain others, combined with my own years of sleuthing and questioning.  Such matters as Bigfoot (the biological/cryptid versus the supernatural nature thereof) . . . the relationship and designations of giants/Nephilim/demons/familiar spirits . . . ghosts . . . angels . . . . Ancient high technology--its proliferation in the "ancient world" . . . the global pre-flood culture, what it looked like . . . (I'm currently delving into the question of who and what was left . . . and WHERE such were left . . . to make sense of how they might be increasing in this time and/or returning . . . so that "as in the days of Noah, so shall it be" at the time of the Second Coming . . . .

One reasons I believe I am now being led specifically into these areas of study . . . is because it will all become largely more relevant as . . . epic, global events unfold; where the once esoteric and hidden will be ON DISPLAY and presented in less than truthful ways (designed for specific social/mental/spiritual controls) and, thus, having the truthful take on these matters . . . will be important as it affects the individual soul's day-to-day living paradigm.  Factual history . . . versus propaganda . . . is intrinsic to the experience of a Believer and the Believer's spiritual growth.  As in, the FACT of Christ's death . . . and resurrection . . . and BELIEVING in same . . . is a literal portal--fork in the road as compared to disbelieving such a fact, which belief then leads the individual down a completely DIFFERENT personal road, path . . . AND RESULT . . . as a PERSON/SOUL!

Developing . . . .
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Meanwhile, my wife expressed to me this morn, and we talked on it, interspersed with issues of turkey, stuffing and green bean casserole . . . that she is thankful . . . for Jesus; that God sent His Only Begotten Son to come and die that our sins will be washed away . . . .  We talked about our thankfulness for YOU . . . and she added "I am thankful for being thankful!"  Indeed, to be thankful to have a heart that is able to appreciate the goodness of God, of others . . . and how, even when things are not going just how WE might wish, we know that God is in charge and there is a purpose--a holy, divine purpose to everything, whether we can see or understand it at a given moment.  The ability to "wait on the Lord", sometimes . . . continuing to just bless others and do good, do the right thing spiritually in line with what you know God wants . . . which often involves sacrifice and some others not understanding or believing that is really why you do what you do . . . .

But again, very thankful for YOU here . . . . We talk about it regularly, never taking it for granted, recognizing the spiritual component and impetus involved--its cosmically cool! :)!

And yes, I mean especially you too! :)
your brother always, thomas

Monday, November 21, 2011

Guard the Soul Space, Going Forward....

And He showed to me issues specific and personal--how to view a certain situation during a time of grieving and how it is necessary and by His will and relates to broader matters current and future events imminent.

I can speak to the general terms, for they border on the universal and are universally applicable.

But I must slightly tie it in to the personal as well, for context's sake in parts . . . .

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So, we have had a sort of loss recently . . . and are in the proverbial "grieving period" . . . . That time when, each morning, you open your eyes and the new reality rushes to your mind and you recall recent events and how there is no going back . . . . It feels like a nightmare, but real . . . there is that sinking feeling, then pangs of sadness, grief, loss . . . yet you know you have to get up and marshal through the day . . . move on . . . let go . . . BUT, there is that unbelieving sadness and like a knife in your heart, wrenching . . . .
Remember in grade school . . . or high school . . . or maybe some have experienced it in a marriage . . . but having a friend, or a girlfriend/boyfriend . . . and finding out they are "cheating" on you?  OR, they just tell you one day they don't love you, but still would be "friends".  Remember that shaky, cold, dreadful moment . . . realizing this . . . the shock . . . and then, there it is the next day, and the next.  Or, if you have ever lost a loved one suddenly.  The call, "_________ passed away today . . . . "

Anyway . . . something like that . . . imagine . . . and that grief period following . . . .

Well, this has been going on to some degree and I was talking to God about it . . . . And He reminded me about death.  He also pointed out the persisting symptoms many of us are exhibiting .  . . which may indeed be result of globalist plans at population control . . . ie., allowing radiation to saturate us from the skies, water and food . . . . And He pointed out that we may not have long after all . . . because of such things......SO, to ENJOY every living moment . . . especially in loving the ones He has put in your life . . . and taking the time pay attention to dear ones and those in need . . . while we are still here . . . .
Because also, many--and some close--will start dropping . . . . Even if WE don't, someone close to us will.  It IS going to get that bad, He said.  He said that He has brought us through in this mode of constant struggle and hard work and various challenges indeed . . . in order TO PREPARE and harden, toughen us for what is coming, so that . . . we can be of help--a rock, a strength to others, many who will be falling apart, in shock . . . .
Current grieving . . . is a pre-trial . . . an exercise in strengthening of mind, heart and spirit.  NOT to become "hard" and un-caring . . . . NO, just the opposite.  TO BECOME strong through LOVING--to BECOME like HE . . . with the eternal view of existence, this life, CENTERED in HIM, in LOVE for Him and reflecting the REAL LOVE HE has for others.

NO FEAR.

No ongoing grief, but rather GOOD CHEER . . . being a blessing to others.

Because, He said, yes, times will get as dire and difficult and harrowing . . . as has been  imagined.  We are being eased into it somewhat . . . but events will snowball . . . and at a certain point . . . it will be like a runaway train boring downhill, where all there is to do is hold on and let go . . . . Hold on to staying in the Spirit--purposeful . . . in serving, pleasing Him . . . and letting go to HIS will in matters.  He is in charge, in control, whether directly intervening, or seeming to "allow" things to go a certain way.

But He said, "all is well" . . . and going as He wills it . . . so do not fret overlong.  Do not wallow in sadness and grief at loss.  He has His reasons, and we cannot see the end from the beginning like He does, and sometimes He has to "remove" someone . . . in order to save them . . . .

So, hold on to the fact of coming death . . . sooner or later . . . . And let go, in good cheer, to God's Will . . . . . .
Also, He said, Get into a positive state of mind.  He said, "Because this is My will, you should be happy!  This is all a GOOD thing!"
And my heart says, "I know but . . . " and thinks of the loss . . . feeling pangs of sad . . . .
And He says, "No.  You can CHOOSE to be happy.  Banish negative thoughts and wallowing in grief away now.  For a moment, it is fine to feel the human pain--the natural suffering of being human in such a case--BUT . . . NOW, realize I am in control . . . this is My Will . . . . . and so, be grateful . . . and thankful . . . and HAPPY My will is done here . . . . Let go to ME in this . . . . "

And we had a talk about how it is especially important IN THESE TIMES . . . to not allow others' negativity and insanity into our SOUL SPACE.  We have the power, the ability to CONTROL OUR THOUGHTS and are designed to.  We need not be the victim, ever.  We can ALWAYS recognize the Lord's Sovereign Hand in ALL matters, whether they are pleasant or not to us personally; He is ALWAYS omnipotent and omnipresent . . . . SO, we are never victims . . . but, rather SUBJECTS, to which He applies His divine intentions . . . .
AND we can choose to not allow draining and morose and anxious THOUGHTS take over our minds.  We can decide to have a positive attitude--NOT because we vainly wish "all will be well." . . . .

But because:

ALL IS WELL!

He is in control, in charge, and He is love . . . so we know that the end result will be wonderful.  Love will be there, and ALL of our tears dried . . . .


But we must be presenting it . . . for it to win....
As in, if you are around someone . . . socially . . . or in some communication . . . with someone who is constantly being negative . . . bringing you down, sapping your heart and energy and very soul . . . .

YOU must turn it around.  YOU must transform the matter into one of positivity.  The LIGHT is brought forth . . . and the darkness must run! . . . . If the other insists on maintaining a negative, defeatist mode . . . . then you block it/them OUT of your mind.  You leave the scene, if possible.  If you can't leave, you make a concerted effort to NOT allow THEIR negativity to enter your mind, your thoughts . . . . You COUNTER it with the POSITIVE YOU KNOW TO BE TRUE . . . and stay focused on that.  Not in a superficial "positive thinking" trick of a way . . . . Not by putting on a facade.
No, you must have already seen and known the truth . . . the GOOD NEWS, that He is . . . that He lives . . . that He sacrificed Himself so that we may live . . . come what may, in the meantime.

So, there is no fearing death.  No fearing temporary troubles and struggle.  We know the end from the beginning THROUGH Him . . . and this is stunning, beautiful, POWERFUL, GOOD NEWS!


When others see your face . . . .
When you are about your business . . . going about . . . the expression on your face, the vibe you radiate....
What is it?
Does a stranger look at you and see the joy and power and knowledge and blessing and grace of GOD'S LOVE and PRESENCE in your being?  Does your face, your expression, your eyes, your tongue . . . do your orbiting thoughts . . . reflect . . . God's majesty, His love, His grace, His glory?

Or, do you allow others' negativity and dark-minded thoughts to dominate you . . . so that the Holy Spirit cannot find a useful vessel?

We are designed to win, to be in glory, to overcome  . . . to be able to accept and appreciate and host the very living Spirit of God . . . . ! 

Anyhow . . . these are some of the things He told me . . . yesterday .  . . . .
to be shared ....
bt

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Divine Serendipity In Questing


Deception and truth.  Our whole reality . . . living . . . has to do with this.  It has always been a bit maddening to me the people who don't really care enough to search, investigate.  The shrug, "whatever."

I actually have to check myself sometimes, on the inside, quick mea culpa and repent . . . when I find myself feeling a mild sense of loathing . . . as, throughout a day, moving about in public . . . I see that dumb, dull, dead, checked-out looks on people's faces.  It makes me mad, slightly . . . well, not mad, I rarely get "mad", but a flash of irritation perhaps describes it.  That blank, going-thru-the-motions look on the face . . . and I think of the wonder of life, the gift of life, the intricate variety, color, beauty, mystery of this world God created AND the opportunity to be loved by Him and to love Him and others . . . yes, even the numb zombies, heh, . . . . But I ever marvel at those folks who just grow up believing whatever they were born into . . . and never question . . . going along with "society's" generalized, "make something of yourself" expectations . . . la-di-da . . . school . . . career . . . marry . . . benefits . . . vacation time . . . have a few favorite t.v. shows and maybe a hobby or fetish . . . then . . . whatever . . . die . . . . .

But here is where the Liar and his lying henchmen are so insidious.  By destroying records, perverting history, social engineering, through the ages he has manipulated a mass mindset bereft of the knowledge of TRUE history and the TRUE story of creation, the fall, the Messiah . . . .

So, thank God for the bible, which keeps record, despite all attempts to marginalize, dismiss, re-interpret; for it is continually being found to be accurate and within it's anointed pages, PROVES the reality of God and the plan of salvation.

The quest for truth . . . is really what life is, or should be about.  And it is a cosmic, supernatural, SACRED, pinnacle experience! . . . this seeking . . . and FINDING!

And He has made it so that, if one is curious and compelled by wonder, THERE ARE ANSWERS to satisfy.  And every new discovery exponentially adds to the inherent joy and sublime, holy satisfaction that there is EXISTENTIALLY in learning increasing and deeper facts, truth about ourselves and the story of creation.

There is a related component--which is an experience--in this quest, marvelous to behold and BECOME.
Where you will discover the "supernatural" abilities you have, which are a natural, God-given feature of your being, intended, bestowed by Him.
But you cannot get to this from the aforementioned dull, rote, blank, shallow etc. part of your mind.  Surely everyone has had the experience of praying superficially, versus the times you are really IN it.  Sometimes we are in a hurry, or distracted and we pray, but one can feel there is no real power in it.  It is just words.  Then there are the times where your heart, your whole being is invested and you feel the Lord's presence, Holy Spirit surrounds . . . and, regardless of the answer, you know God is involved and will respond one way or another; it is for you to then discern and accept how He answers.
But, point is, there are times your heart is not in it, which lacks power, and times when you are near, or near fully engaged, and this has power.


It is the same regarding the quest for truth(s).  Some of us, while believers and settled in our loyalty to the one true God, nevertheless . . . have questions.  Natural, human curiosity . . . wonders at various themes and topics and simply, WANTS TO KNOW what the truth is about a certain subject, ie., UFO's, aliens, ancient technology, how the Red Sea parted--what it was like, reincarnation, angels, the Tree of Knowledge, creation vs. evolution . . . and a scores of other issues . . . .

The uninterested and doltish (sorry, but sadly true) do not care enough about this life and their own life's purpose, nor the real history of the world . . . to even ask or look into such things.  Their vision is circumscribed to a very narrow space--that which just relates to immediate bodily needs, wants and pleasure desires.
But, where the eternal condition and future of THE LIVING SOUL is at stake, an earnest seeker is bound to be interested in many related issues.  Because by knowing the past and understanding human nature, as made and detailed by God, we get serious helpful clues and guidance for our own lives NOW--which affects choices, decisions, goals etc. we make in this life.  It matters, or, at least it can!

And so, according to each individual's own personality and design, the Spirit will lead us in directions and to topics and studies that are UNIQUE and special to our own soul development and character.  We get to be involved in our own destiny--guided, inspired, led . . . to certain questions . . . and then . . . wonderfully and with divinely laced satisfaction GET ACTUAL ANSWERS!



Once, having received answers . . . then the leading Spirit brings up NEW horizons, new angles, deeper nuances . . . so that, we can see how, throughout eternity, the cosmic vistas NEVER stop, for once an end is reached, divine Creator reveals more and new and finer paths . . . of discovery!  How fantastic for the living, seeking soul!  And to learn the real meaning, history of other religion's "legends" and records compared to the literal events that took place . . . .




Here, in this mortal gauntlet, it goes like this:  There is a large heap of trash.  Useless, discarded, rotten things in that pile.  The seeker is led, inspired to question, wonder at some subject . . . like those above . . . and then a sorting and sifting begins.  You pick up and analyze a piece of garbage . . . test it out . . . find it lacking (just garbage) and toss it aside, keep looking.  Here and there you find a gem, a piece of truth.  The Spirit testifies to you that this is truth.  (Sometimes you are mistaken, thinking you have found a truth, then later learn, no, and must abandon it, but here is the effort involved and the fun of the quest, and God WILL finally reveal what you seek).

Each time you truly garner . . . a truthful knowledge . . . it acts like a tumbler lock in your soul.  One more pin has been aligned correctly.  The key (which key, is YOU; your seeking, conscious soul) . . . with EACH NEW PIN opened . . . is able to progress, penetrate FURTHER in other matters as well.

As you discover the truth about, ie., our actual human, world history . . . (versus the lies and propaganda the Deceiver foists through universities, "experts", foundations--ie., Smithsonian, etc.) . . . with each new discovery, your SOUL actually starts itself to BECOME more like THE TRUTH and capable of discerning and understanding ever MORE and PROFOUND truth . . . .



This is why the enemy fights so hard to control the "official" dissemination of "knowledge" and "science" . . . based on the (fraudulent) "evolutionary" model . . . .

Because by believing in lies, it has a real, visceral, profound, integral EFFECT on the individual soul's capacity to experience . . . to LOVE . . . to KNOW . . . GOD!  The whole agenda of the Liar is to turn souls away from God--to corrupt the relationship between human and divine . . . and by filling lazy heads full of falsehoods and propaganda, the people can be kept in a sort of dull, coma-like state of being, missing their Designed purpose and Intended mode of living . . . .

The beauty is, its all there for the asking.  But not from a casual, lazy, superficial, quick questioning.  There must be some investment involved, heart . . . and respect and TIME.  Answers WILL follow eventually, if one cares enough to persist, humbly yet eagerly.

I know because it is happening now to me.  This venture with the book and subsequent research, is being Led . . . once I began the quest . . . and now, divine serendipity . . . is revealing matters to me I have wondered upon for years!  Which I will share, ongoing, if nothing else, to offer fodder for others also doing their own investigations . . . .

Ask . . . and, hallelujah . . . ye shall receive!  He is good!  And fascinating! :)

Realizing that the incredible and wondrous stories from biblical account are TRUE . . . and the critical WARNINGS true also . . . the soul begins to grow enrapt, elevated with spiritual, divine KNOWLEDGE and understanding, craving MORE of the divine, of God, increasing in glory and wonder and light and anointed awareness.

If one keeps seeking and asking, SINCERELY, and not cheaply or superficially, but in earnestness and with attentive, loving prayer . . . one can and WILL receive the answers to many questions that the sleeping masses dully think are beyond knowing, much to the festering pettiness and mundanity of their daily lives.



Note, however, many times, such answers will be very personally provided.  Often, only YOU and God will know that you have the answer to a certain question.  You find that this whole process is very sacred and is not a a thing to be trumpeted and exploited.  Those who do exploit soon receive no more answers and then must turn to being hucksters and schemers pretending to keep it going, but having lost the quiet, still, small Voice of Instruction, and nothing actually NEW and true to offer.

Trusted believers, fellow seeking disciples can and do share their discoveries, carefully, one amongst another, and some ARE intended to be publicized.  But there is often a timing and placement, intended by Spirit, which will dictate how and when that is done . . . .


Meanwhile, however, EVERY single seeking soul CAN--if they remain sincere and steadfast in their quest, RECEIVE confirmation and enlightenment on various fantastic, mind-blowing TRUTHS and history and even future, to an extent . . . PERSONALLY . . . .

And the whole process is itself sacred, for the entire matter involves becoming LESS of self and MORE of surrendering and receiving of the Spirit's direction and relationship.  The process develops into a dear intimacy and depth of interaction between creature and Creator, student and Master.  So that, even small decisions and the movements and choices throughout any given day, are made in CLOSE step with the DIVINE, in relationship . . . He, guiding and protecting and providing; the seeker student searching, learning, acquiring.

This is the joy of human life!  That for which we were created; our nature and destiny . . . .

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blue Moon Wolf People, Mustachios and Haunted Lake.....

This is a shot from the mustache/shooting caper . . . looking eastward across spooky Utah Lake.  "Spooky" . . . because of the regular drownings there.  It looks so mild and peaceful, but when the weather kicks up it gets real choppy.  Still, you would think . . . it's just a lake and not especially treacherous in any apparent sense.  Yet, year after year . . . there are strange "accidents" that occur there.  People just boating, swimming  . . . get in trouble on that lake all the time.  People who know how to swim, "expert fishermen", "seasoned boaters" etc. will slip below the waters . . . and drown.  If I were an old Fremont or Ute Indian I am sure we would have legends and tales describing the lake as haunted by the "under water spirits" . . . or that some strange sub-hydro creature lurks therein, who pulls unwary water goers beneath the murky wash, never to be seen again . . . . .

Anyway . . . another point of note . . . . The book I am writing takes place starting up the canyon you can sort of see there on the left.  That is where my characters--a paleo-Indian tribe "The Blue Moon Wolf People" have their summer village. One of the early scenes in the book takes place on the face of the left mountain there . . . where little Taemakoda (main character) and his old father Fist-Fighting-Moose sit upon Lookout Ledge . . . and father gives Taema a deep lesson on life . . . being a battle . . . and staying true to The Great Mysterious (Great Spirit) . . . and he gives Taema a strange, ancient arm band made of an unusual material (copper) . . . as memento . . . .

The hills we are standing on, from where Jack took the photo, is where the enemy clan, "The Yellow Dogs" have their camp.  In terms of process and inspiration I've never had an experience like I am having writing this piece.  The story will be quite accurate regarding the lifestyle and beliefs and manner of survival for such tribes at the time it takes place (roughly a couple thousand years ago) . . . and will explore ancient mysteries . . . "cryptids" . . . and the original sources of certain old "myths" and legends . . . but utilizing the fascinating "hidden archeology" and suppressed real history, which, ie., the Smithsonian and other "approved" "official" gatekeepers have gone to great pains to keep secret . . . so that their evolution-based storyline continues to be the "accepted" version . . . .

 Here is a composite photo Jack made on location . . . . Lol, that is Al's new handle-bar "stache" and nostril....(Sky had to work, so it was me, Jack, Al and Isaac) . . . .




Al and Isaac with his perpetual beenie . . . .


Here's Jack . . . lol ... We were cracking up at his slicked down hair and old fashioned outfit and squirrelly dyed lip fuzz.  He looked like an old timey door man or, as I thought, a young Howard Hughes or Leonardo D'Caprio playing Hughes . . . .



Me . . . with perpetual bandanna . . . .

And here are me and m'boys plus little Jordan (Al's wife's son), with Jordan wearing the immortal "Mookie Savageen" mustache I used for my satirical Michael Savage youtube bit . . . .  (left to right, Jack, Isaac, me, Jordan, Al, meaty Sky) . . . .
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your brother in The Great Mysterious, Thomas

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Howard Hughes

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Hmmm" . . . ? then life marches on . . . .

There are so many things . . . so strange, surreal, insane, asinine, uncanny, stunning . . . these days . . . .

Even in more "normal" times . . . I think everyone has probably had one or more experiences where . . . something totally odd happens or is seen . . . occasionally with another witness . . . and you both say, "did you see that?"  And you both did . . . . You discuss it, perplexed . . . dumbfounded . . . . You can't figure out what exactly just occurred . . . it seems impossible . . . . And you end up just sort of shrugging and going on with the day or night or whatever . . . .

I know so many of these kinds of unexplainable events have taken place through the years . . . that most are just forgotten about   No explanation, no answer ever brings closure.  These oddities happen . . . we are perplexed for a time . . . then end up just carrying on about our business . . . life and the daily grind marches on . . . .

We had one of those yesterday (truly there have been a lot lately . . . nearly every day, to varying degrees, and I'm including ie., seeing news stories where you are watching, reading or listening . . . and you just go, "ya gotta be kidding!)

But here . . . I'm talking about REALLY weird things . . . that seem to defy the natural laws, defy physics......

Yesterday I was up in Park City painting a sky condo one of my client's owns (yeah, even the wealthiest of my regulars are starting to sell off their properties, bit by bit, spooked by the economic climate) . . . .

I was in a bedroom getting ready to roll out one of the last walls when all of a sudden it got dark. I had to go to my car and get a halogen light to see.  I thought to myself, 'what they hey? . . .  what time is it? . . . it can't be that late . . . sun setting already.  It felt like mid-day to me.  I checked the time and it was 3:38 in the afternoon.  I had looked out the window when it got dark and saw the sun slipping down below the mountain.
Of course, being ON a mountain, the sun sets earlier . . . but not THAT early.  I've been at this same job for a week, well noticing when it got dark and this just didn't seem right.  Usually, the sun was setting closer to 5pm . . . .

Well, I thought it was strange, but oh well . . . continued on as usual.

When I got home later, making some left over barbacoa burritos . . . I casually mentioned to my wife how early it got dark that day.
She then told me how, this same day . . . she had been noticing how cute our cat was sleeping on our bed, perfectly located in a spot of sun beaming through the window.  She had passed Sky in the hallway and mentioned to him, "Radha is so cute, sleeping there in the sun on the bed."  Sky went in to look, came back, and said, "yeah, but no more sun." 

This struck my wife because there had just been sun and plenty of it.  It was only afternoon.  She was so struck, in fact, that she went to look at a clock to see what time it was.  It was 3-something in the afternoon! 
She confirmed then to me that it seemed like it was normal sun . . . and then, very suddenly it was as if the sun just rushed and set behind the mountain.

So, she had basically the same experience and perplexity I had had . . . .

Because light is important to my work . . . I am well aware of the changing seasons, shortened days and what to expect at what times of the year.  On the SHORTEST days, the sun has never set before 5, I don't believe . . . . The mountains shorten it depending where you are located in the valley or up in the hills, but for sure . . . not before 4:30  in the shortest case scenario . . . .

Anyway . . . it was bizarre . . . . We both saw the sun go behind the mountain just after 3:30.  Doesn't seem possible in any way.  We both were struck when it happened . . . independently, miles away from each other .......
What is also interesting . . . is that the day before, me and the boys were shooting on a mountain . . . and I was well aware of the time as we had only until dark and then needed to drive a ways home to have the birthday dinner . . . . We were shooting . . . out there on the east side of the mountain . . . until 5:15 and it was plenty light up to the moment we left.  Clouds have not been an issue either day ...... odd.......

????

I shall be keen to take note what happens today.... or SEEMS to happen . . . . .
One of those things.... you just go, "hmmm" . . . and then . . . another day, life marches on . . . .
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May the Lord bless and protect you TODAY . . . again!
(ps, I will have mustache caper pics up by tomorrow)
b,t

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Great Mustache Caper


The Great Mustache Caper . . . . It's Jackson's birthday now today . . . . Every year he asks me the same thing, "Pleeeze grow a mustache . . . "  So far, I've found it an easy plea to resist.  But this year, ah heck, what's the use.  He is so desperate for it . . . oddly so . . . I might add . . . heh......

So, again, he begs that I grow a mustache, this year . . . and I tell him, "then you have to too."  And not only that, but ALL of us must grow one--all the brothers and dad.  Nose Neighbor . . . Crumb Sweeper . . . Walrus Lip . . . .

I've never had a mustache.  Stubble, yeah . . . shaving is a pain . . . and painting and scraping paint is conducive to a sort of shabby hobo chic veneer . . . disguise :) . . . . But uh, yeah . . .



So we've got the Great Mustache Caper going on today.  Everybody all in (except Wives and girlfriend, we agreed)...

And, since I got Jack all hooked into Louis L'Amour books . . . he's gone all cowboy and also wants that we take our mustachio's and go shoot guns.  Maybe wear a cowboy hat or two . . . boots . . . .

AND I'm in the midst of making his favorite neuavoux mexi dish--. . . Cafe Rio sweet pulled pork burritos, lime-cilantro rice . . . (mexi)coked-up/cilantro black beans . . . based on that restaurant's actual recipe . . . .Lindsay is making his fave triple fudge brownies. . . .


And that's the plan for the day.  Al . . . (yeah, Al) is bringing his muzzle loader rifle . . . with the lead balls and powder to try out plus a few other "equalizer's) we have on hand . . . to try out in the mountains down the road a ways . . . . with our . . . mustachai . . . in full bloom . . . lol . . . .

Should be fun . . . and kinda funny, all in all . . . and thankfully cheap! . . .  I hope to get a pic I can share here soon documenting the rare (and soon to be shaved) adventure .  . . . .

Praise God,
The Original Bearded Wonder....!

bt (and YES, I will post the recipe!  It's top secret . . . but I think we'll be alright here in this little, hidden, whiskery . . . neck of the woods:)

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[ok, ellen ... here'tis.....what we're makin'... made before... yummy:)

Sweet Barbacoa Pork

2 lbs. boneless pork ribs
1 12 oz.. can (Mexican) Coke (not diet – can use caffeine free)
1/4 c. brown sugar
dash garlic powder
1/4 c. water
Put the pork, 1 can of Coke and 1/4 c. brown sugar in a Ziploc bag to marinade. Marinade for a few hours or overnight.
Pour meat and marinade into crock pot. Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 on low. Keep lid on to retain liquid.  Drain liquid.
Shred meat with 2 forks when done.
Put shredded pork and Barbacoa Enchilada Sauce in crock pot and cook on low for 2 hours.

Barbacoa Enchilada Sauce

1 cup Coke
1 can diced green chilies
1 cup red enchilada sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
In a food processor or blender, blend Coke, chilies, enchilada sauce and 1/2 c. brown sugar.

Cilantro Lime Rice
 

1 c. uncooked rice (long-grain, white rice)
1 tsp. butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 can (15 oz) chicken broth
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
In a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, 1 tsp. lime, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl combine lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice and mix in as you fluff the rice.

Black Beans
 

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/3 c. tomato juice
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
In a nonstick skillet, cook garlic and cumin in olive oil over medium heat until you can smell it. Add beans, tomato juice, and salt. Continually stir until heated through. Just before serving stir in the cilantro.
(Next time I make the beans I’ll use less tomato juice.)

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
 

1 packet TRADITIONAL Hidden Valley Ranch mix (not BUTTERMILK)
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. buttermilk
2 tomatillos, remove husk, diced
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno (I used some jalapeno slices from a jar)
Mix all ingredients together in the blender.
Note: The meat and the beans are both very saucy, which is nice if they are being served buffet style because it keeps them really moist, but be sure and use slotted spoons to serve them.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Eccentric AND the Dull . . . .

Yikes! . . . . I was surfing around the internet doing some research on some of the more extraordinary biblical archeology claimed discoveries . . . and found myself falling into a wormhole of forums, letters, sites of various "Christian" experts accusing so-and-so of this . . . of that . . . "he's a preterist . . . " . . .  "she's a pre-trib" . . . "oh, that's a scam, a hoax" . . . and on and on . . . .

Which is fine . . . . It just means people are talking, discussing, arguing . . . which is natural--SO naturally human . . . and here am I myself over in this little corner making claims and throwing occasional brickbats, lol, . . .

But it always strikes me . . . whenever I stumble into that whole Christian arguments forum world (which isn't often) . . . just how . . . UNspiritual it feels.

Now right there . . . I am well aware of opening myself up to just such critics who frown upon "feelings" . . . and "spirituality" . . . as it relates to "biblical truth" . . . . It is the same folk who also kerfuffle when I (positively) use the word "mystical" . . . or "mystic" . . . . They also frown--no, SCOWL--at the idea of "personal revelation" . . . "visions" . . . etc. 
And I DO agree there is danger in "novelty" and "speculation" and the "subjective" emphasis in interpretation versus (so-called) "objective" . . . .

I recognize the such critics' viewpoint and accept it as probably the "safest" position to hold; one which avoids tricksters, cult-guru's, and the delusional. 

At the same time, I realize that most such critics also seem to have been raised in, or almost exclusively reared, taught in that traditional biblical mode.  They've been taught to avoid ie., so-called "mystical" experiences . . . and so, have never HAD such experiences, or if so, suppressed them. 

Which again, I agree, is safe and fine. 

However, I see that there is also a danger in denying and outright abhorring . . . "subjective" . . . "spiritual feelings" . . . "the supernatural" . . . . 
For one thing, it robs the Believer experience of a lot of it's joy and wonder and thrill.  One reason so many youth are abandoning the churches and running to the occult and fantasy . . . is because the "church" and certain interpretations of "the church" and the bible . . . have absolutely denuded the "Christian" experience of all its blood!  They have made God and Jesus and His teachings . . . a dry, legalistic, lifeless, joyless, colorless, dull . . . rote . . . mundane . . . exercise of pure intellect.

The heart, the spirit, the magnetism, the charisma, the personality, the LIFE and wonder and spectacle of this creation and relationship between human and deity . . . is NOT a boring rule to be followed.  It is not a rule to followed . . . but a PERSON . . . Who has infinite imagination and creativity in infinite subtle, fascinating ways!

The ESSENCE of the relationship with God . . . from the position of being a physical . . . blood and flesh . . . hominid . . . MUST BE MYSTICAL!  By that, I simply mean, it is OUT OF THIS WORLD!  It is not like a business meeting . . . a checklist . . . a calendar . . . a seminar . . . sitting stiff in a suit and choked by a noose, er, tie . . . .
Here instead . . . is THE MOST fantastic, cosmic, mystical, supernatural, extreme, vibrant, mind-blowing situation that one can conceive!
And it is understood and FELT . . . and known . . . WITHIN . . . IN THE SPIRIT . . . .

And there are demons and a devil trying to keep you from it.

Tell me this is not far out!  That this is does not have all the elements of the most creative fantasy, horror, science fiction, AND historical book of all time!

Anyway, I am thankful I came to this final understanding and faith in Jesus . . . through a circuitous and sometimes bizarre . . . and mystical . . . sometimes magical . . . cosmic . . . route.

Instead of through, ie., a business type meeting . . . or power point seminar . . . .

I went through and by Odin, God of War . . . . cruised by Atlantis . . . Cayce . . . . . meditated on bamboo mats in rain forest with bald zen monks . . . . wandered with wizened, mystic-eyed Taoist hermits along mist-shrouded crags . . . . ran with ghouls, heard voices, saw red lights . . . the psychotronic blue-purple light . . . . got mind-upended by Bhagwan . . . performed austerities on the mountain, yogic trances, flying to nether worlds, hovering right at the veil . . . . met Prabhupada who put me in a squirrel body to experience animal nature/instinct and it's slavery . . . . "met the prince of darkness there, a dark and lonely road" . . . . went into trance on Krishna, Chaitanya . . . hobnobbed with the quirky Ramakrishna . . . studied bhakti under the bandana'd mystic in Shirdi . . . . JUST to name a few . . . .

And while it is not for everyone . . . SOME, the Lord has made . . . who do NOT tend to the safe.  In fact, they want to dig and test and experience and understand a thing as far and as deep as possible . . . .

Some are content with a mental assent--a purely intellectual nod, saying, "I believe this." And that's it.  It's over.  No curiosity, no questioning, no testing.

And that is fine.  He has made ALL KINDS.  One thing the Creator is NOT--He is not short on ideas for characters . . . personalities!  He makes billions! .... and each one is unique!

And He loves freedom.  He has made it so that we have the freedom to really check out the place--the world, this world and all its strange and mysterious corners, should we choose.

Some do, some don't.  I find the variety and diversity quite enthralling myself.  Others, mehhhh . . . not so much.  They are content to accept a few basic precepts . . . and then get back to sales meetings . . . .

I am glad there are all types, myself.  The eccentric AND the dull.
And in my own case (and I know others' as well) having had a broad and deep and wide range of religious and mystical experiences . . . has only strengthened and informed . . . the final "It's only Jesus" ending . . . .

"there'll be peace when you are done . . . ."

Friday, November 11, 2011

Triple Eleven

 
. . . . Did a quick impromptu half hour show with Zeph this morn noting the 11-11-11 hubbub .... Discussed confirmation that this is indeed intended as a portal day--a spiritual dam breaking on the inner plane unleashing a torrent of Nephilim influence, energy, entities . . . pedophilia the logo for it . . . a mass, dark initiation going on--an intended black mass . . . mentioning Willow Smith's (10-year old daughter of actor Will Smith) debut song "Fireball" . . . the implications of that combined with what's in the news re Penn State (which is just the tip of the pedo iceberg) . . . . While, on the Light side . . . opposite, small things are the big things--LITTLE gracious acts done in the Spirit of the Lord throughout the day, living by the living God, moment to moment, receiving guidance, protection, instruction . . . and being a blessing to others throughout each and every day . . . . Prelude to 2012 . . . "countdown" to "the end" . . . tribulation time . . . . Their "dens" of hiding, (as Zeph pointed out, ie,. in DENver) NOT going to be sufficient to protect them from the wrath of justice . . . . The blood of the lambs will be avenged . . . . 
Full on Watcher/Nephilim culture going into effect--triggering serotonin highs, addiction . . . to the occult subjects, symbols, practices, "entertainment" . . . seductive and potent in its power to possess; against which the saints must be extra vigilant now . . . as it's subtle nature is supernaturally devious . . . . . 
Some of the topics covered . . . .
Take care, friends, comrades, family, lambs--each one spectacularly unique and integral to His Plan....:)

brother, thomas
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Transhuman Psychotronic
Saturn's gonna blow for the Mary crowd, they say you gotta be chastised
Wizards gonna crawl from the underground
And gouge out all your eyes, deaf, dumb and blind,  and now its driving your mind

(Ch.) Transhuman psychotronic, sans-gender catatonic . . . (repeat)
Lucifer rising on a triple eleven, come get your chip tattoos
Circles of shame for the Mother of Heaven, baby start spreading the news
Children of the damned, so excited to lose, with your punk-assed fist
Well its all been a ruse
(Re: chorus)

Transhuman psychotronic, sans-gender catatonic

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sticky Wicket . . . . Beware!

A mistake is made when we focus just on one aspect of Jesus--that part of Him which we identify with, and then make IT the end-all-be-all of our "spirituality."

This misses the totality of His full, glorified human nature, which is OUR ideal, intended full nature.

For instance, some like to focus on, "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet."

Combined with, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

So, the person's whole attitude becomes, "If you are not like me, believe like me, then I will have nothing to do with you.  You are anathema.  I turn my back to you . . . . "
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But then, where is the turning of the other cheek?  The giving of the second, third coat?  When someone asks something of you, you give it; if they take it, you forget about it and do not insist on getting it back.

Or, when Peter asks, "How many times should we forgive?"  Jesus says, "Not seven times, but SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN"!  That is 490 times.

So, here are two contending sentiments.  The former, of being a stalwart for the Way, and never minding those who reject it; leaving them behind and shaking the dust from your sandals.  AND, then this notion of turning the other cheek . . .  striving with great patience, enduring grievances for another's sake . . . forgiving the other time after time after time . . . like God did with Israel (as He told Daniel, "I will give them seventy times seven years."

Here is what happens.  The mean, self-centered person jumps at the opportunity to be done with forgiving, and so, identifies and holds up "from these turn away."
The weak, passive, door-mat person gloms onto "turn the other cheek", making excuses for what is actually cowardice and timidity in standing up for what is right.

The TRUTH . . . is not solely contained in one or another line of scripture.  BUT, rather, in the TOTALITY of being led by the living God--where . . . we do not rely just on this idea or that idea . . . BUT INSTEAD we must have an active, lively, IN THE MOMENT relationship with the Lord, SO THAT, in any given situation we DO WHAT HE WOULD HAVE US DO.

So, we should not just be reacting to circumstances based on a particular favorite scripture which happens to support our own, personal mental or emotional weaknesses/hang-ups . . . . BUT RATHER, we get ourselves OUT OF THE WAY and heed to GOD's will--what HE would have us do in a situation.

This requires attention and energy IN THE MOMENT.  Prayer.  Listening.  SUBMISSION and subjugation of self.  For, self many times would rather, ie., punch someone back in the nose, fight fire with fire . . . OR, if a coward, run and hide and avoid conflict in every case.

Whereas, the Lord will have a unique and specialized response for each situation.  He does not want that we operate from a roteness of habit according to some attitudinal proclivity.  No, instead, He would have us CONSTANTLY seeking HIS will in a matter, what we should do, how we should act, respond in a challenging situation.

Lazy people and pseudo-spiritualists, and the secretly selfish . . . tend to legalism--hard and fast rules, laws, proscriptions . . . to rely on RATHER than do the heavy lifting required of actually having a real, day-to-day relationship with the Master.

It is much easier to say, "A Christian can NEVER lift a hand in violence, can NEVER fight back."

. . . than it is . . . to actually seek out the Lord's will in a given situation and OBEY what He wills.  You see, the legalist is afraid to obey God in reality, and so, puts on a great show of obeying what they have determined to be the letter of the law (according to their own personality type). 

For some, ie., it is to favor the absolutely passive . . . for others it is to favor constant conflict.  One type desperately avoids conflict and opposition, eager to kow-tow and lambasting those who fight back.  The other type loves conflict and strife and contention, and if there is none, will soon create it, so as to feel important and engaged in "fighting for the cause."

One type only sees "the Prince of Peace" . . . . The other only sees He who "came not to bring peace, but a sword."

The legalist, in either case, is really . . . most afraid . . . of having a literal . . . living . . . relationship with God and being submitted enough to follow His LIVING will, instead of just relying on a favored scriptural rule or law.

This requires greater courage and selflessness.  For we must be ready . . . to do GOD'S will in a given situation, which MAY conflict with our own.  So, instead, the legalist obviates the dilemma by . . . adhering to pre-accepted rules, ie., "turn the other cheek" . . . OR, "from these turn away" . . . depending on their SELFISH proclivity (whether a coward or conflict lover). 

AND they will feel quite high and mighty doing so.

When, in reality, such a person is truly only using conducive scripture to justify what is their self-centered tendency, character . . . .

This is why also people who have not experienced "The Spirit" . . . "of Truth" . . . say that the bible is full of contradictions.  And why so many different competing sects can be formed from it.  Why some religions say you MUST be baptized, others say not necessary; some say there is an eternal Hell, others say not; some say it is required to obey government, others say the military is wholly evil . . . and so on.

And with the worldly, mundane eye, it does look like there are inconsistencies.  This so-called God of peace and love . . . orders "'Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor."

But when you understand that it is God's will and purpose that is supreme, not our own, then we can see how He might have His followers do one thing at a certain moment, and then something different at another time, according to HIS design and plans, not ours.

It seems to me, most times, He would have us submit to persecution and indignities, giving two coats when only one is asked for, and forgiving 490 times; but not always.  Sometimes, though much rarer, He would have us stand and fight and take back a coat. 

The secret legalist, who is privately afraid to obey and submit will claim a hard and fast rule to govern every scenario. 

The submitted disciple has no such luxury, but must be constantly seeking the Lord's will in a given situation, and then OBEY, even when it conflicts with a personal, natural proclivity/personality/ego.

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We live not by bread alone, but by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God.  Bread refers to the mundane, the rote, the law . . . . Every word . . . out of the mouth of God requires that we be in the moment, listening, alert, engaged and in relationship/communication with . . . the living God . . . .

"The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked . . . ."  Many times, we mistake what our heart would have us do, and then justifying it by calling it "God's will" . . . when, secretly, it is but . . . our wicked heart, self-seeking, cloaking itself in rationalizing scriptures . . . .

The legalist, the Pharisee . . . will find whatever words of scripture support the secret, submerged wickedness of their own heart, and then brow beat others with it, claiming righteousness.

Here . . . is a sticky wicket . . . . Beware . . . . Be aware!
:)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Birfday Boy rambles

Kind of odd coincidence . . . the day after I posted about the strange guy standing in the road as if to get hit by my car . . . the next day some fellow, an older person stood on our local train tracks and . . . yeah, just stood there in front of the train and was hit and killed . . . .

So . . . YU55 . . . . The date of fly-by . . . the 9-11/11-9 motif . . . combined with all the drills, especially  "Exercise Pacific Wave 11" . . . and the ELEven NINe (ELENIN) meme (Extinction Level Event Notable Impact November) . . . the nationwide EAS test takeover of the airwaves . . . plus a number of other peculiar seeming clues and uncanny correlations . . . .

Things that make ya go hmmmm . . . .

Oh, and now the mention of possible "fireballs" accompanying . . . or if the thing breaks up or hits the moon . . . . fireballs . . . with riots simultaneously on the ground in many places, in the news . . . .

I'm tending to my usual suspicion when these doom dates/events are hyped . . . which is not as dramatic or spectacular . . . but, to me, actually more sinister and creepy . . . . And that is that a lot of what is going on is simply the proffering of "memes", so-to-speak . . . and then the monitoring of information flows about them; combined with other long term plans and the relentless crafting of public and underground mindset/mental paradigms . . . . Also, in the EAS case . . . where everything went digital . . . I can see them wanting to flush out the analog rebels--be able to see who is NOT part of the digital construct . . . ie., ham . . . radio operators . . . might be easily visible and mapped out . . . . But again, pretty much having all to do with information control, monitoring, crafting . . . . For the purpose of later, greater events that are expected and/or planned . . . and how they will be handled . . . .

Also, like I tell my wife and is now a catch phrase around the house, even in the most struggle-y days: "And yet, I'm strangely optimistic!"  I am being led in the spirit to continue with projects, artistic, writing, music endeavors . . . as if . . . there will be plenty of "tomorrows" and a cohesive enough world that it will still matter (being productive, creative yet) . . . and so I am expecting that whatever comes about, life will go on, as it does . . . and for some, in much the same fashion, with but a few changes.

Nevertheless, I do see increasing and catastrophic destruction . . . . I believe we are entering an ice-age and that many of the islands will be underwater soon . . . and that coastlines will be severely eroded . . . with mass exodus happening rather quickly, shockingly . . . as the sea levels rise . . . . The volcanic activity increasing, the earthquakes, . . . but all part of the ice-age cycle . . . and now part of end-times tribulation.  And war, no doubt, is coming, big and ugly and global police state.  All like the bible says . . . .

Heh . . . its my birthday ... I'm only 89 !  .... haha ... getting older this fast . . . how fast life flies by, cracks me up ... I think it's funny .... amusing .... In my mind and inclinations, dreams, ideals, goals .... I am pretty much the same as when I was 15 .... but, lol ... this body thing ... the gray hair... aches ... loss of dexterity/nimbleness.... well,... i just think it's all kinda funny ... and not to be taken too serious.  I absolutely believe and have no doubt ... that we will have perfect bodies, perfectly suited to our unique selves, familiar and holy and wondrous ... one day .... This here is just a temporary . . . sort of science fiction morph session ..... a test pattern . . . . to be replaced BY THE REAL THING! :)

heh... re mj . . . since I brought it up . . . I'm somewhat surprised re the verdict . . . though, I still am suspecting that the actual time served . . . will not be very much for murry.... Something token, like 6 months to a year or two . . . .
And Herman Cain . . . what the media is doing . . . is disgusting and should be terrifying to everyone . . . how quickly the propaganda can be focused like a laser on someone, to destroy them.  This is why there will never be any political answers to the problems we face.  It will simply not be allowed for any real, sincere and effective (especially patriotic) leader to arise . . . . They will be destroyed either via character assassination or through real assassination . . . .

God bless and thank you for your prayers and thoughtful support! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

THIS is the test . . . .

The wicked carry on . . . . There is nothing more potent and seductive and devious as the wiles of the flesh, of the world.  Especially when choosing to stand for the Lord, boldly when everything seems to be stacked against you when you do.  If you but give in, compromise . . . the skids are greased suddenly, doors open and many smiling faces and accepting arms are there to greet you, to accept you into . . . the coven.  The coven of death.  The coven of blasphemy.  The coven of spitting in the face of God, laughing, joking, mocking . . . the broken.  For it is the broken, the self-sacrificing, the meek and the self-recognized needy who cling to Christ.  Power, shine and fortune is stored with the others, which they dole the deeper to those who betray.  It takes great courage and faith and fortitude to remain pure against the wiles of the unbelievers and their dark overlord.  Few there are who stand true, hold on and hold out.
But I will never go to that side. Never!  Nor will you, who KNOW, who have been contacted and receive instruction from the quiet, invincible voice of Holy Spirit; for it will ALWAYS be there to guide and protect in those things which are eternally relevant--the things of the spirit, not of the flesh.
Though we stand alone, beaten, betrayed, ignored, mocked, shunned, deprived, destitute . . . NEVER!  NEVER are we to relinquish!  NEVER do we give in to the temptation to turn our backs on the savior.  No human, no gold, no pleasure, no status shall come between our individual soul's and the Master's.  This is a test, a trial.  It all boils down to faith.  Once, having SEEN and HEARD the revelation of the truth of this world, this reality, this situation . . . all there is to do is to fight through to the end, turning aside all attempts to draw you away from what you believe and the ongoing walk of faith.  Faith . . . that, He is a God of justice and mercy and none shall hide forever.  All accounts will be squared.
No matter what they say about you, what they do to you, what they take from you, how they threaten, NEVER give up the faith, for THIS is the test!  Do you acquiesce and run with the devil?  Or, despite all trial and tribulation, do you hold on . . . HOLD ON to the hem of the Master, through to the end!

Nothing in this world . . . NOTHING and NO ONE is worth having above God.   And woe to those who have seen the truth, received it, then later, when the world's force impinges, such a person rejects the Lord in favor of temporary gain and fortune.  Love of another person, another creature CAN NOT be put above love of the Father.  This is the whole test.  Which you choose . . . . Are you Judas?  Or, one of the martyred apostles, who, though they flagged for a moment, stuck finally to their knowledge and faith, that He is Who He says He is!

Putting a sense of belonging to some group, some church, some cult, some leader--ABOVE belonging and obeying the Lord . . . is re-crucifixion!  Loving the praise of creatures above loving the praise of God, when He says, Well done my servant--is where one chooses to throw in with murderers, thieves, . . . persecutors . . . deceivers . . . Yea, is where one CHOOSES to side with the devil!  With the whole demonic realm which seeks to destroy, pervert, HATE the Lord and His prophets!

It is no small thing, to choose the comfort of creatures and their assemblies and programs ABOVE choosing to follow Jesus as He is and as His record is kept in the Holy Bible.  Many cunning and devious doctrines abound, proffered by Satan's wingmen and succubi . . . to lure the mind and heart away from the simple, plain truth of the Gospel.  A slight wavering, and they will rush in to take you, and for a few trinkets of corruptible riches, or for animal needs and creature love . . . the soul can be swept away!  Then comes justifying and arguments and rationalizing to the self which has turned against God, that it is no big deal, that so long as one is a "good person" . . . God doesn't mind . . . IF YOU BETRAY HIM!!!

Of course He does!  This is the whole point of this life!!!  THIS IS THE TEST!!!!  THERE IS NOTHING ELSE GOING ON HERE BUT THIS!!!

Please pray . . . for someone I love . . . who is in real danger . . . of being seduced into folly, blasphemy, anti-Christ, . . . thinking it is no big deal . . . . Pray that their EYES are opened, their Ears un-blocked from the warnings and promptings of Holy Spirit . . . . That they realize, AWAKEN to the seriousness of the matter . . . . For there is nothing else, than this . . . THE TEST . . . whether you choose self and self's desires and ambitions and fleshly needs ABOVE AND BEYOND choosing Yeshuah, Jesus, the Sacrifice as He is revealed in scripture.  NOT as He has been mangled and perverted in gnostic texts, in other religions' propaganda (like the Muslims who say He faked His death, which makes Him a LIAR!), NOT as He has been reinterpreted by cults and new religions, (like the Mormons who say He is Lucifer's brother and just our brother, a product of physical sex, just one god among an infinity of gods . . . . )

There is but ONE issue in this life, and this is it.  Everything else is diversion and sideroads, perversions and lies and self seeking, self glorifying.  The Mormons say WE can become gods!  Just like the serpent said in the Garden!  The new agers say we are already GOD!  The occultists say the God (Yahweh) of the bible is actually the devil and that LUCIFER is the true god of light!  Same with Masons (the foundation of Mormonism's secret rituals and symbols) . . . .



This is all there is.  To discern what is what and WHO is Who.  Everything else is distraction and seduction intended to steal souls away from the Creator and send them to the Lying Rebel, he who HATES God, Jesus and Believers and, while providing momentary gain and status . . . eventually brings the self-seeking soul to ugly, foul RUIN!

Thank you, my friends, brother and sisters in Belief, in Faith, for all that you do and for being the sweet, intense, meek lambs in submission, self-surrendered that you are--it . . . YOU are a rare treasure--a REAL treasure . . . in this day of destruction, dissembling and confusion!  I pray with and for you as well!
bt

Friday, November 4, 2011

Future Legend



Remembered the 5th of November . . . cyber wars begun, public spectacles, but the Anons realized the catch-22, where, if the internet were crashed altogether, they would no longer have a platform. Nevertheless, revolution is in the air . . . . The 8th, the 9th resounded with portents of Fema tests, asteroids hitting, war exercises in the sea, the 9-11 reversal date, a digital download to the mind, stoking Iran,  "Rev. 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon,
but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon". . . followed by 11-11-11, "Lucifer rising on a triple eleven," "be careful what you think that day", "portals opening", "celestial helpers arrive", . . . .

Meanwhile the bear and the dragon continued their work in the cities, stirring racial strife, class warfare, riding any and all grievances to galvanize the modern "peasants' revolt" (see 1381, England) . . . .

And in the death
As the last few corpses lay rotting on the slimy
thoroughfare
The shutters lifted in inches in Temperance Building
High on Poacher’s Hill
And red, mutant eyes gaze down on Hunger City
No more big wheels

Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats
And ten thousand peoploids split into small tribes
Coverting the highest of the sterile skyscrapers
Like packs of dogs assaulting the glass fronts of Love-Me Avenue
Ripping and rewrapping mink and shiny silver fox, now legwarmers
Family badge of sapphire and cracked emerald
Any day now
The Year of the Diamond Dogs
"Future Legend" D. Bowie 



The cities, many . . . smoking ruins . . . cement barricaded cells of murder,  rape, pillage . . . vandals running amok--the barbarians took the city and all could, fled . . . .

Surprisingly, neither rain nor sleet nor anarchy kept the post man from his rounds . . . so word got through, the old fashioned way . . . .

I waited and gathered willing contacts' information . . . and we set out, in a small, lean, fearless and fearsome cadre . . . on holy mission, guided by angles, guarded by winged warriors, threading through the blackened, violent devastation . . . . Travel was difficult, but there always was made a way, many miracles seen and experienced . . . over long, empty highways, at roadblocks, checkpoints, through back roads and mountain trails . . . .



We traveled from west to east, south to north, gathering pilgrim refugees who needed to be rescued.  Guns were sparse, mostly illegal, and we relied on the Divine's provision anyhow, peaceable folk, though an ever-ready sturdy stick found many helpful uses . . . .

Networking between different surviving communities, meeting others, trading amongst diverse groups and product . . . collecting out those friends trapped behind "enemy" lines, then to find a safe, protected valley; a place to either thrive or make a righteous stand, together . . . .



Heh . . . one has wondered and dreamed . . . .

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zombie In The Road

It is a good practice for maintaining presence of soul--of mind, being conscious . . . the importance of which I alluded to in Sunday's writing--to consistently thank God for all the terrible things that DON'T happen.  How many time every day are we protected from an accident, a tragedy, which just goes by and we didn't even know it?  And when something seemingly unfortunate DOES happen, perhaps it is a lessor thing than what was about to happen.  For instance, one day last winter, Sky hit a deer coming up our hill.  It smashed in his driver door and dented the hood, and was very sad for the deer.  But I always say, "well, at least it wasn't a person!"  Maybe a wreck was bound to happen, but angels or the Lord's direct intervention MITIGATED it and, rather than getting in a fatal accident, it was changed to a lessor event . . . .

So, pretty much ever day, and sometimes several times a day, I like to make a practice of thanking God for protecting and mitigating, assuming that He has done so, probably innumerable times, which I have no idea about--what tragedy was averted.

Last night, I was working a little late . . . leaving my job after dark . . . driving out of the neighborhood by a roundabout, then following the winding roads in this old neighborhood with narrow streets, big trees . . . not speeding, but clipping along and very suddenly . . . in the dark there, in dark clothes . . . some dude was just standing right in the middle of the road, coming around a turn, with his back to me.  There were piles of leaves in the road, cars parked on the sides . . . and . . . in jeans, dark jacket and dark beanie, wool cap, some teenager guy was just standing right there!  Had I been distracted, or looking down or to the side, for even but a second, I would have easily plowed straight into him!

I hit the brakes . . . and came to a stop.  His back was turned to me, just standing there . . . . Slowly he turned around, gave me a strange, distant look, and very casually, slowly moved to the side.  It was kind of freaky.  He looked at me with a weird, blank gaze, slightly antagonistically . . . .

My first thought, as I drove by, was wondering if he had been intending to be struck.  A chilling thought.

I have quick reflexes and thankfully, I WAS watching the road . . . but had I been looking briefly for a cd or changing the radio station . . . at that moment, I would have smacked him straight on, going about 25 mph.

Last night and today would be totally different in that case; the possible ramifications.  He could have killed.  That fast, a life changing incident.

BUT, as it was, I drove by staring at the bizarre fellow . . . went on my way . . . and made it home without further incident.

I believe that many, many times, we avoid all kinds of tragedies and accidents, where divine intervention steps in, saying, "no, not this, not now."

Of course, sometimes, yes, the thing is allowed to occur.  But I think we have no idea how often we are actually in great danger in this world, but are protected; I can feel this is true, and the spirit testifies that this is so . . . . So, it is a fine and important PRACTICE to continually be aware of this protection; being thankful, gracious and keen . . . in the moment, so as not to slip into that dull, unthinking, zombie-like roteness of every-day, mundane living, . . .  being pushed around in the spirit by every wandering emotion, thought, entity roving by . . . . . .

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note.... Not that I'm a big MJ fan . . . though I admired his singing and dancing when I was a boy and wanted to be doing that . . . but, re the death hoax possibility . . . . If he did fake his death, then I would expect that the Conrad Murry trial will turn out strange.  As in a mistrial or hung jury . . . or, a relatively minor punishment, like a little jail time, fine, probation . . . .

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