The Spirit?

Many wonder what ‘the spirit’ is. How are we to let ‘the spirit’ lead us? If we reap what we sow, what are we sowing? We give money, clothes, anything we have a little extra of. But none of that is sowing of ‘the spirit’.

My words are spirit and they are life, John 6:63. That is something we were told by Jesus. Jesus sent people to preach the gospel. But Jesus also sent us to The Father in the Sermon on the Mount, knowing we would need to strengthen ourselves. Jesus’ words are spirit, and The Father’s word is also spirit.

The Father also gives us spirit that we need to spread but not by preaching, but another way that would help to preserve us (Deut. 6:8-9, 6:24.

If we sow money, we reap money etc., maybe that is why Christians have prospered. If we want ‘the spirit’ to lead us, to spread across our country, then shouldn’t we spread The Word of our God, our Ten Commandments. And if you see Jesus as God, which He is, then spread His Word, the Sermon on the Mount as well.

Maybe then our country would have a better spirit than looking forward to all the hate, stealing, destruction, and death. We can fight death with life by passing on the words of life. Any word from the Holy Book is Holy Spirit.

Are America’s Holidays Christian, or Pagan?

The Holidays Christians keep are not bad. All things have a beginning. God asks us to “keep” His Word, His feasts, so we do that then can we celebrate our Holidays. God is first in all things.

Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc. all of them have great ideas, great premises. It might do well to clean them up and allow the children to dress-up and celebrate our Holidays. This of allowing children to dress like demons, vampires etc. is not good. We need to remember that which we emmulate, is that which we become.

Remember in school they would have us dress like Greeks or whatever the lesson was? It is like putting yourself in another’s shoes. So when you dress your child for Halloween, dress them in what they or you want them to be like.

Celebrating a mom or dad, or a president, maybe the Founding Fathers or any one they see as a hero isn’t bad. Heaven knows we need more heroes these days. And by dressing them up as one they admire, your child can learn what made them so great. Benefits of defending their choices, teaching them how to research, allowing them to seek the good. This is another case of it’s not what you do, but why/how you do it.

Before you claim that we shouldn’t do anything that God hasn’t commanded, remember, God didn’t command the ‘Festival of Lights,’ that Jesus attended. He also didn’t command men to remember their anniversaries. How well do you think that would go over? Do you refuse your child their birthday party because those in the Scriptures didn’t turn out so well (except one of course)?

We overcome evil with good. We don’t ignore it, nor pretend it doesn’t exist. We clean it up by overcoming it, so we teach the children to dress/act as their hero. As far as some believing that Halloween is the night that the dead have interaction with the living, think about it, can that be so bad? Instead of evil corrupting the child, can it not be that a child might be able to do something that reminds them of one they lost? To keep a memory alive. How many of us would like to say one more thing, to see them one more time or to hold our deceased loved one? Would you like to connect to your love one even though they are no longer with us.

We don’t overcome a bad habit by pretending it doesn’t exist but by gaining control over it.

Everything can be traced back to whenever as if it matters. Nothing new under the sun. How one thought about it, or how they did it doesn’t matter, it is what you do and how you think of it and how you teach it.

Jesus nor the Bible doesn’t say we can’t celebrate any holiday or birthday, it simply tells us to put God first. So if you have done His holidays, or feast days as He calls them, then do yours. Don’t let the party poopers bring down anything. Lift everything up, bring in the good and enjoy life. Go ahead bring a smile on that face covered in chocolate, just remind them to brush before bed. Those “IN” our Lord Jesus Christ should have no fear. God has a reason for all creation, even the mosquitoes. Open your door, your heart, your life to those who need to see an act of kindnes, a connection to your neighbours and the life of a true Christian.

Our Bible, a History Book?

It has been said that the Bible is just a history book. That might be correct. But by receiving the Bible we can see why, what, when, and where things went wrong, as well as who was to blame. We can look upon that Book and see things that we can change. Like they say, hindsight is 20/20.

So, do we just believe it is all over, done away with, absolutely out of our hands? Or do we realize history repeats itself? By reading and learning the Bible, we can infer the ending, whether it’s of allowing our humanity to overcome us, or by accepting God’s wisdom and help.

Revelations shows us no real ending. That’s because, like many things, that ending is a reflection of our beliefs. The end is up to our actions, beliefs, and the very talent given us to change human nature.

Do we interpret the Bible literally or spiritually? How about we take it according to our understanding? Would that be such a bad idea? Every word normally has more than one definition. So, if we just understand it according to our own personal levels, we all would probably have answers that we can all discuss. It is called a debate, where you state where you are, another brings up what they know and understand, then we get to compare what we know to what went wrong, by whom, where, why etc..

Church shouldn’t be lectures without a following debate or discussion. We aren’t in a hierarchy in the Body of Christ. There isn’t a head honcho to listen to other than God Almighty. Picture a family reading the Bible. There are several points found: a dad’s view, mom’s, children, and when they are finished, they discuss what they got from those Scriptures. At least that’s what would happen in an ideal setting. That is, however, what a good church should be. Family discovering the views of each member in order to discover the truth of the Scriptures. Men’s, women’s and children’s point of view. All should be heard because any one of them can shed more light on what you think you know. As the Apostles wrote, ‘iron sharpens iron’.

How and why did Israel fall, or how, why, when did the Christians’ fail? We can ask God and search the Scriptures for our answers. Most of all, what did God do when His people failed Him? And what can we expect if we continue on the path this world is going?

We don’t have to go through the Tribulation. We don’t have to let evil overtake us. We just have to learn and look upon the Scriptures with a 20/20 vision. Life can and will be great when we begin to seek one another’s view. There appears to be too many teachers and never enough students.

People seem to live on fear. Somehow they want tribulation, drama, etc. around. They want blood, they want anyone who isn’t like them to just go away, hoping someone else will do away with them. The hate of people, speech, ethnicities, everything seems to have something that will ‘trigger’ someone else. They don’t realize that there are different parts of the body and not all parts function in the same manner.

Think about it, we could end up in Paradise, or hell. It’s all our choice. If it is paradise that we wish to see, then dwell in the love of The Father and The Son by “keeping” the law (Ten Commandments) and testimony (Sermon on the Mount), as directed by God in Deut.6:8-9. May we all one day find Paradise.

All For Free?

People are declaring that America should provide everything for others that they can’t afford to do for their own families. America is rich, we can afford it, that kind of attitude. Many Americans can’t afford health care, a home. Some can’t even afford to feed their own families, let alone all those who come to America thinking they can get it all for free.

All America has that others refuse to apply or to believe in is our God. Our God has prospered this nation. And our faith in Him has allowed many to get all life has to offer. What one doesn’t have, another does and they simply supply each other with what they need.

America now needs to acknowledge that it is our God that has prospered America. Many have fought to remove our God from this land, and it has only made it to where we too are beginning to struggle. The preservation, the life, of America is our God’s work.

Who is America’s God? How can we get God to bless other nations as He has America? Well it isn’t our money, or our smarts. It isn’t any thing we can do except to show people who America’s God really is. Hint: it isn’t what you see in the mirror either, nor any government of man.

Many Americans believe in Jesus. Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5. The Word God spoke upon the mount. The Word God wrote with His own finger. The Word God made flesh, that hung on the cross and is written in the heart of His people. Yep, that would be the Ten Commandments that has been removed from most public property.

In God’s wisdom, He teaches us to apply The Word, or Jesus, His way that we may be blessed. That would be in Deut.6:9-8.

If anyone is coming to America for their hope then they should realize one thing. We are just like you. We too need hope. Coming here will not do you any good. Seek God, the Creator of our world. It is He who can teach all who seek Him how to prosper and provide us all with what money cannot buy.

The Electoral College

There seems to be a push from some in the United States to destroy the Electoral College. Why is this? Is the popular vote so much more important? That truly depends on who you ask. For the sake of illustrating the two arguments, let’s start with a hypothetical.

Let’s picture a street that votes for dinner every night. On this street are ten buildings, and every legal occupant, no guests or visitors, can vote for the meal. The results are binding on the whole street, so if somebody doesn’t vote, they still have to follow the wishes of the rest of the street. The ten buildings are three duplexes, two apartment buildings, and the last five are single family homes.

Let’s take a closer look at the make up of this street. In each of the duplexes, is on single person per unit. One of the single family homes contains an elderly couple, and another is empty. There are families in the last three single family homes. Two are families of four, with three toddlers between them, and the last houses your family. The two apartment buildings hold ten families each, with only one that holds four toddlers.

Now its coming close to dinner time, therefore it’s time to vote. The choices are: hamburgers, pizza, or Mexican food. Let’s see how the votes are cast. Well, the duplexes, as well as the elderly couple, have voted for hamburgers. Your family as well as the other two in the single family homes, have voted for pizza. And the two apartment buildings have, once again, voted unanimously for Mexican food.

What’s for dinner? That depends on whether this hypothetical street uses an electoral college system, or the popular vote to decide. If you use the popular vote system, then those two apartment buildings will rule dinner time all the time. They have a history of voting unanimously. Therefore, this night it’s Mexican, tomorrow it might be sushi, or Chinese. Whatever the apartment buildings vote for, is what everyone will eat. Now, knowing this, will the rest of the street vote? Knowing that it doesn’t matter what they vote for, the apartments will decide dinner, many will quit voting. Thus the whole street is ruled by those who live in only two buildings.

But if we have an electoral system on the street, then the voting becomes more fair. Let’s give two votes to each duplex, three votes to each apartment building, and one vote a piece to the single family homes. Now, the apartment buildings will not be ruling the street. This night the street has hamburgers, but tomorrow, it might be home cooking, sandwiches, a street-wide picnic, it all depends on which gets the most electoral votes. And, theoretically, everyone knows that their vote counts, for each building must have at least one vote for their electoral vote to register.

That’s why our Founding Fathers encouraged the electoral college. If they hadn’t then Virginia, as funny as that seems to us these days, would have ruled over everyone else. Delaware didn’t want to have to follow Virginia’s say at all times. Fast forward to 2020, and we have the same problem. New York, California, Rhode Island, and Illinois all have the highest populations in our Country. Do you want those states telling the rest of our Nation how to live? These states have their ways of doing things, but those things are decidedly more of an urban way of doing things.

Just remember, that unless you live in one of the four states that are the most populous, losing the electoral college will devastate the choices of eighty percent of the nation’s voting districts. Look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional run victory. Only four percent of her voting district voted. And she has the lowest approval rating in her district. No one should have to worry about something like this on a national stage.

Now, that’s just our thinking on this thing. Let us know where you’re coming from in the comments below. Just keep it civil, okay?

The Best Version

Always stick with King James in the United States. When a book is copyrighted, it is a book that has been written with the imagination/knowledge of the writer. Or maybe it is to take a story and put your twist on it, mixing what you’ve read with what you imagine. Only when one takes what they read and changes it to what they think, can they ‘copyright’ their book, in this case at least.

Most Bibles are under copyright, therefore they are not the original, but only a deceptive copy. When we are told trust no man, are we to trust their ‘word’? Why do almost all copyrighted Bibles start with the King James? They take it apart and add, or subtract what they disagree with and sell it to you as The Word of God, turning it into a fake.

Jesus told us it is free to enter into the Kingdom. If so, should we pay to obey God in Deut.6:8-9? Any Bible claiming to be God’s Word should be free to take any part of that Bible and “keep” it according to the ways of God in Deut. Be it the Ten Commandments, or Sermon on the Mount or any other Scripture God gives us. To keep that which is good. Any Bible that has a copyright makes this instruction illegal.

By using K.J. we can arm ourselves, place prayers in blankets for the homeless, or songs for the lonely etc.. We can give hope, love, peace, and all the things money can’t buy to those in need by using K.J.. God has given each nation one word; you choose which it is for you and yours.

Name Calling?

Name calling gets us nowhere. Just because one doesn’t believe as you do, doesn’t mean they are ‘satanists’. There are many Christians who don’t even realize who Jesus is.

He is The Word of God. The Word God spoke, from the heart. The Word God wrote, with His own finger. The Word God made flesh and called Him, Son.

Jesus, The Son, The Word is The Law that hung on the cross and is written upon hearts. Without The Word, This Jesus, no one shall enter into the Kingdom.

In Deut.6:8-9 God tells us how to enter into His Word, His Son. There are many paths to Jesus because anyone can show someone who Jesus is and provide The Word for them. Only through Jesus may we get to the Father.

We the body of Jesus can lead anyone to Jesus, many paths. Once in Jesus, they go through Jesus to get to the Father.

If one sees many paths, maybe they have yet to find Jesus because Christians won’t teach the public who He is. Instead of condemning others maybe we should see the lack of understanding in ourselves. We are all God’s children, vessels for the spirit we choose to follow. If you see someone wrong, teach, and show them The Spirit of Jesus, The Ten Commandments.