Unexplained Problem

Would I wear a partial face covering and practice anti-social distancing publicly if not mandated by influential government and business institutions? The answer is no. My original disposition regarding public interaction endures. However, because of the measures enacted by certain controlling establishments, the essential principle of self-government diminishes communally.

Privately, upon due consideration of the health risks, one decides not to adorn a partial face covering amid roommates, even loved ones, et cetera. There is no concern for others in one’s private environment. Publicly, however, a partial face covering is the rule; said to offer protection for one’s self and others.

There is a gross dichotomy betwixt individual behavior in public versus private life; and such conduct is wholly illogical. There should be consistency among adults and in all sectors, yet there is none; continued talk of faith in such a flawed arrangement, and signs all around promoting this distortion as the right thing to do.

A veil now separates public, and private social conduct regarding the same dreaded affliction. Conflict in the minds of all concerned and yet no material to work with for consensus and compromise.

Zero Sense

Of no value, yet I persist

Something that does not exist

Zip to you, nix to me

Definitely alternatively

Zilch by all means

Naught at all

Of no degree

Since before the fall

Infinite Will

Held captive by judges,

Confined to a room,

Seated partly alone

Death, I presume,

The door swings open,

And so, it begins,

Have mercy, oh Lord,

For all my sins

A menacing shadow

Simmering with hate

Cold, lifeless stare

Transmitting my fate

Time not wasted.

My trial ensues,

Broken and battered,

Tattered and bruised,

The Lord was with me,

For I would not have gone

Life in the glory

A completely new dawn

Vaccidation

The administration of

Promoted to help

Protection from disease

Puts you at ease

What does it contain?

God only knows

Under the light

You’ll find that it glows

A targeted gene

Fusing of twins

DNA Coding

Alien life begins

A hidden yoke

Unseen fetters

Leading the herd

Past the red letters

Those you trust

Will see it through

For only they know

What’s right for you

Two Great Lessons

There are many who say they believe in God, but comparatively few enabled to know God. To know God means two things in any perceived crisis:

1.         those who do not know God need to get to know Him.

2.         those who know God need to get to know Him better.

Those who say they believe in God yet in times of crisis long solely to get back to what was normal are betraying their lack of knowledge concerning God’s purposes; they haven’t seen the lesson; showing that they are trying to love the world and love God, and this will not do.

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

To simply revert to what was normal means no growth; revealing a sense of self-satisfaction with what was regarding themselves and the world. Hence, there is no need to attain to a greater knowledge of God. What finite creature would claim satisfaction in their knowledge of the infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God of Glory? The suggestion is monstrous!

Save any misunderstanding; one should pray for personal recovery from afflictions; an end to a war, or a famine. However, pray ultimately for God’s will in all things and not our own. Let us remember the end of our Lord and Master’s prayer in the garden of Gethsemane:

Matthew 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Let us take heed particularly in these times of social unease and look to the Almighty God, and beg for mercy, grace; an accurate knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Blind Faith

Virus or bacteria; perhaps even a disease like cancer. Contagious or non-contagious? Many viruses are, and many are not. The same is true for bacteria. A disease like cancer is not contagious {not transmitted by direct contact}. Once more, it is not a simple thing for professional workers in medicine to determine virus or bacteria. There have been many recorded instances of treating one like the other, which only exacerbated the issue.

These questions have not possessed the minds of people simply because of the absolute faith given to voguish news media sources who report the findings of government and non-government institutions. Should one make up one’s mind without conducting some research and analysis of their own? Is it not recommended that one gain a second opinion regarding a serious medical issue and engage in some personal research and study?

Medical journals abound, which provide determinations by professionals based on careful analysis of empirical data, and most times these publications are free to the public. Regarding the potential hazards of radiation: policy decisions come by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection; a non-government organization with close ties to the telecommunications industry. The ICNIRP proffers a “minority view” or popular view. However, the majority view comes from the researchers and scientists, and there is a dichotomy between the two regarding policy. Researchers and scientists who submit their findings to the International Commission call for stringent controls, only to have their determinations watered down by the same Commission that ultimately sets public policy.

We see this same principle invoked by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. CDC is a U.S. government agency whose director is a political appointee and not subject to Senate confirmation. The WHO is an agency of the United Nations whose director is also a political appointee elected by the World Health Assembly. We owe the dichotomy here between the minority and the majority views to the lack of autopsies conducted on those who died of what we call COVID-19. Autopsies are the gold standard for determining cause of death. Mainly hospitals and morgues lack the facilities, personnel, money, and other resources in order to practice this endeavor in the current environment. As a result, there is concern over the reliability of statistical information released to the public regarding cause of death in COVID-19 cases. The lack of autopsies also hampers knowledge concerning how COVID-19 actually behaves.

People tend not to question those in positions of authority when a perceived threat to money or personal health looms. Yet, in matters such as these, critical analysis within the public becomes even more important. After all, these are just finite human beings like us, not the infinite God we may know by the Holy Spirit and through Scripture.

I am astounded by those who simply volunteer that, “this will all be over in four or five years.” Or “when this is over…” There is no question in their minds, yet there has been no personal analysis or questioning of perceived authorities. There is reasonable cause for debate within the public, however, this rarely takes place. The zeitgeist of the times is to follow admired media outlets wherever they may lead.

When There Is No Peace

Heaven on Earth Theology is going strong in College Park, GA, Houston, TX, St. Louis, MO, Apopka, FL, just to name but a few. The talk from the overseers of the movement is devoid of any unpleasantness spoken of by God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Note the following Scripture verses:

Matthew 24:21

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Luke 12:53

The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Ephesians 5:6

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Not glad tidings, but ominous warnings of certain facts; history in the making. Scripture is essential. Christians ought to be aware, watchful, diligent in their conversation. Flag-bearers of the ‘Heaven on Earth Theology’ do not fail, however, in brushing aside these warnings; ignoring them altogether. Modern trendsetters lean heavily on the side of pleasantness, turning violently away from any unpleasantness.

There is one Gospel and one almighty Lord, Jesus Christ; trailblazers within the movement would readily agree. Withal, these pioneers sharply divide the Word of our Lord between convenient and inconvenient; cleaving to the convenient. Thus, one has a lopsided message; not a genuine message. Fact: the coming of the anti-Christ and his reign on earth which will precede our Lord’s everlasting reign.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

The elect will suffer and die like our Lord, who knew no sin. We will offer ourselves as a sacrifice in order that we may glorify God’s blessed Son.

Matthew 10:17-18

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

Revelation 13:7-9

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

To be sure, those partisans of the Heaven on Earth Theology cleave to a delicate, rosy, trouble-free message. However, there is no genuine effort or true understanding, and thus no genuine triumph.

Mark 8:35

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

Work Today

Genesis 3:19, 23

19. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

23. Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

God levied a curse against man owing to rebellion, and we operate under it even today. The curse lifted only when God’s dear Son, our Lord and Master Jesus Christ returns.

It ought to be a constant reminder of sin; rebellion against Almighty God, which originated in the Garden of Eden so long ago.

I would hazard that at some point Satan and his battery–as they are wont to do –  again insinuated that God was being unjust; a recurring event and man once again took a bite of the proverbial apple.

Rather than tilling the ground, only 3% of the population in the United States alone engages in farming, which is nearly a 180-degree shift primarily since the mid-1850s; the industrial revolution. Intrinsically, 90% of the world’s population lives in cities.

The order of the day is consumerism and leisurely entertainment. One needs only to consider the U.S. advertising economy (239 billion in 2019) and that the average citizen watches just over 5 hours of television a day.

Satan and company are pleased with themselves, surely.

However, God is ultimate. These items agree with His sovereign will, overall plan for the earth as we know it.

Name’s Sake

Isaiah 48:9-12

  1. For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
  2. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
  3. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
  4. Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

Those called by God, those who will enter the Glory and be with our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, our Savoir are privileged. However, let us remember the Word of God the Father and humble ourselves before Him.

Christian people are not primary regarding the Salvation of the world; God’s Glory is preeminent. We’re enabled by the Power of the Holy Spirit of God and glorify the Son, and the Son glorifies the Father.

Let us remember our given place in accord with the inscrutable wisdom of God. We are monuments to Mercy.

Searching

Have you seen it? Christianity Lite seems to be the vogue. We have a slight grasp of our true selves; of sin, and a slight grasp of the Glory of God.

How much could such finite, frail creatures given to wander know about an omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient God, and His Glory?

Always seek for a better understanding of Jesus Christ, our Lord. There is nothing, absolutely nothing apart from Him.

I tell Him, thanks for all the blessings that rain down upon me each day. I praise Him for eternal life, His sacrificial death and resurrection, the purifying blood, the Scripture, mercy, grace, and so many innumerable gifts. Afforded many blessings we do not realize which in our ignorance { no excuse} we trample underfoot each day.

However, I find myself at an acute loss after saying I love Him and thanking Him. The mystery of Godliness. No, nothing short of seeing His face, being with Him in the Glory will suffice. Yet, I will continue to tell Him I love Him, and to praise Him, although I fall so short each day.

My efforts are small, puny, like one grain of sand of all the beaches in the world. Jesus Christ, our Blessed Lord and Master, our Savior, is a constant source of wonder, and amazement.