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Principles to Paradise

There are opposing forces beyond what we can physically see & it is undeniable that good and evil exist all around us.
If you follow each force to it’s extreme, on either side of the spectrum, you arrive at ultimate good and ultimate evil.

Thinking about it for any length of time, you will eventually come to the logical question… Where did those forces originate from and how do they work, either for us or against us, in our everyday lives?

It won’t take long to find stories of a battle between good and evil represented in the belief of a creator God and our adversary Satan.

God YHWH (“Yah-wheh”, the ultimate good) has given us all the freedom to choose from either side of the spectrum by pulling from & applying everything good into our lives or pulling from & applying the evil (bad) side to make those our every day normals.

There are laws that were put into motion that, if you follow the principles of those laws, you will benefit greatly,
those are following the way of YHWH.

Ansel Adams, a famous photographer that put together what’s called the “zone system”, a spectrum of light and dark that explains how to expose a perfect picture.

Just like to believe in Ansel Adams, and the zone system that he put into place, & study his principles, you will see an amazing difference in your photography.

The same with the creator of this universe and His principles, if you put your belief in Him, turn from your old ways, study His ways & actually apply them to your life, you not only will live a fulfilling life here on earth, but it will also extend into eternity.

He is perfect and demands perfection, but we, as humans, will never fit into the category of perfection, so YHWH, in his infinite grace, sent a perfect substitute, Yeshua, to be a sacrifice, standing in our place so we wouldn’t have to pay for our imperfection by eternal death.
So to accept His merciful gift, and show appreciation for it by a changed life means that you can enjoy eternal life in a place called paradise.

Notice I did not say that it would be problem free, but your focus will be totally different, making your life more full of love, peace, joy, patience, etc. which will result in a higher quality of life.

Even if faced with death.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2018 in Thought Provoking

 

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Philippians 4:4-9 Breakdown

4) Rejoice in the Lord always: I will say it again, Rejoice.

  • To be happy or glad.
  • To feel very happy or show great happiness about something.
  • Make somebody happy.
  • To fill somebody with happiness.
  • To be most joyful.

5) Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

  • Patience: tolerance, or self-control, especially in not responding to anger or someone provoking you. Gentle behavior.
  • Refraining from action: the fact of deliberately not doing or saying something when you could do or say it. Hold your tongue.
  • Law refraining from legal right: The fact of not exercising a legal right, especially of not insisting on payment of a debt at the due date and giving the debtor more time to pay. Lenient. Showing tolerance or mercy.
  • God is watching and He is with you.

6a) In nothing be *anxious

  • Do not feel nervous: worried or afraid, especially about something that is going to happen or might happen.  Feeling nervousness or agitated.
  • Do not be Eager: wanting to do something very much, or in a tense or uneasy way.
  • Not a care in the world.
    (1 Peter 5:7-10) Cast your cares on Him, A little suffering, & He will perfect you…

6b) but in everything by prayer and *supplication

  • A humble and sincere appeal to somebody who has the power to grant a request.
  • A Prayer that offers thanks to God.

6c) with *thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

  • An expression or an act of giving thanks.
  • Public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness.

7) And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Your world could be crashing down all around you and it’s like relaxing, laying on the beach on a warm summers day with not a care in the world & a complete calm will overtake you with no explanation, because God Himself takes control of your heart and mind while you enjoy extreme peace.

8) Finally brethren think on these things: whatsoever things are;

  • TrueConformable to Fact, Genuine, Real, Faithful, Honest, Exact, Straight.
  • Honorable;
    Possessing a high mind, Consistent with honor or reputation, Respected, Fair, Upright, Regarded with esteem or value.
  • JustProper, Full, True, Upright, Honest, Principles of rectitude (strong moral integrity), Distributing Justice, Righteous, Regard to the laws of God, Conformity to divine will or founded in truth & fact, Innocent, Blameless, Without Guilt, Faithful, Impartial, Fair.
  • PureHoly, Separate from all heterogeneous (unrelated) or extraneous (not relevant or applicable) matter, Clear, Free from moral defilement, Without Spot, Not Tarnished, Incorruptible (morally pure and uncorrupted, Free of Mistakes, or Containing no Errors), Not Adulterated by extreme Immorality or Wickedness.
  • LovelyWorth of Love, Deserving of Affection, Showing Love, Possessing qualities which may invite affection, Beautiful, Acceptable, Friendly.
  • Of Good ReportCommendable, Of Value.
  • VirtuousExcellence, Strength, Moral Goodness, Power.
  • PraiseworthyDeserving of praise or applause, Commendable.

9) The things which you both learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things: and the God of peace shall be with you. (KJV)

OR

9) Likewise, keep practicing these things: what you have learned, received, heard, and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you. (ISV)

  • Put into practice.
  • Make it part of your life.
  • Be doers and not just hearers.
  • Perfect each and every quality.
  • Meditate on the good you learn, receive, hear and see.

In other words…

  • Spread happiness.
  • Display your patience, self control & mercy.
  • Don’t worry or be anxious about anything.
  • Pray to God and give Him your heartfelt requests.
  • Be thankful all the time and in everything. 
  • Then God will grant you a peace beyond explanation. 
  • Think only on things that are:
    genuine, honest, fair, clear, loving, kind, moral, and commendable.
     
  • Finally put all of these things into practice until it becomes part of your life,
    and God will be with you.
 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in General, Thought Provoking

 

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The Conscience Deception

Subsequent Consequential Disbelief

The big deception is that certain people don’t want to believe in God, because if they did believe, they would have to follow a “list of dos and don’ts”, so to speak, to make it to a place called heaven.
In their head, they want to do what they do without a conscience, so they, in turn, discredit the existence of God, forcing their own conscience to deny Him, so they can accomplish this without guilt. Knowing that if they choose to believe in God and not follow those “rules and regulations”, that they would ultimately end up in a place called hell. They ponder that consequence, therefore, conclusively don’t want to end up in that place, so they somehow justify, that if they choose not to believe in God, He will then automatically disappear from existence, rendering their belief, that they, now, won’t end up there. In essence, ending up there inadvertently, anyway.
The twisted way of this deceptive thinking, in and of itself, IS the big deception.

 Statistically, You have a 25% chance to make it to Heaven. (if each category were equal)

1).    John 3;16 + “By Believing 100%” you:

  • Seek first the Kingdom of God.
  • Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, mind, and soul.
  • Accept His Son’s sacrificial death on your behalf as the only way to your justifiable salvation.
  • Keep His commandments. (proof that you love Him)
  • Live by His standards. (as a result of you loving Him through your “good works“)

2).    Believe in (g)od or other (g)ods; 1

  • With a false, man made belief, that says that you can have a mere thought, attached to an empty meaning, that, consequentially, is not the solid, actual belief that demands action to proof it, making that belief real, as defined, in the original meaning of the word, written in the scriptures.
  • A mindset that renders a belief that has no substance, and behavior that is no different than the world system that you are supposed to be in opposition with. (in but not of)
  • A result of a false conversion or to be self-reliant on your salvation through your own form of good works.
  • Deceiving yourself into believing you are a “good person”, therefore God will understand and let me into heaven on my own merit.

3).    Believe in (g)od or other (g)ods; 2

  • Believe in the wrong god of this world, satan, devil, & go in the complete opposite direction altogether. Devil worship, occult involvement, evolution, etc.

4).    Don’t believe in anything.

  • You choose to claim ignorance on the existence of anything, heaven or hell, God or Satan, good or evil, everything is relative. Atheism.

I believe this is why Jesus said that only a few will find the narrow pathway that leads to life. & Depart from Me, I never knew you, when you stand at the gates of Heaven trying to get in because of your, self-defined “good works”. There is only one way, truth, and life and only one way to the Father and that is through the Son.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2015 in General, Thought Provoking

 

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3 Choices

1.    Choose Nothing is eternal.
You can choose to believe that nothing is eternal, witch means, in essence, YOU really don’t exist either, because if nothing was eternal, then nothing, hasn’t even gotten a chance to ever exist at all, because nothing never just, all of a sudden, turns into something. So basically, YOU are just a figment of your own, non existent, imagination. Make sense? Didn’t think so.

2.    Choose Space & Matter is eternal.
You can choose to believe in evolution, which means you believe in “space and matter” being eternal, because, again, something Does Not Just materialize from nothing. It had to have came from somewhere.
This theory portrays that everything in existence today came from a condensed ball of matter, floating around in space that just blew up in a “big bang”, thus, itself, by chance, a fluke mistake of happenstance, evolving everything needed to survive inside of our complex perfectly functioning ecosystem we exist in today, for absolutely no purpose at all.

3.    Choose God is eternal.
You can choose to believe in creation, Which is pretty self explanatory. Where, in this case, “God” is the eternal subject that had/has the power to bring things into, and out of, existence, and is the sustaining life force that makes everything work.

So in conclusion, you can believe in Nothing, thru Nothing, Space & Matter, thru evolution, or God, thru creation. All cases have eternal facets, so if you have chosen to believe in 1 or 2, by default, simply because you can’t rap your head around 1, “something always has been and always will be”, then you are forced to sit and rethink your choice, because no matter what, you have to believe in something existing for eternity, however, numbers 1 & 2 neither make sense or a difference, so it might as well be in the only one that makes, both sense and a difference. Do yourself an enormous favor, Choose Life. Nothing makes sense unless it has a purpose attached to it.
Everything that you possess or own, come in contact with, see, hear, touch, smell, taste, that is “something” has an explanation, “a purpose”,… A cell phone doesn’t make sense unless it has purpose, (calling, texting, surfing, etc). A pencil, (writing). A camera, (capturing pictures). Dirt, (sustaining plant life). Plant life, (supplying oxygen, taking in carbon dioxide). Oxygen, (to supply human life with a sustaining substance). Etc. etc. etc.

If you believe choices 1 or 2. Ask yourself this question…
Why does everything in existence today have a purpose except for existence itself?

Climb inside of that Think Tank for a few minutes, stuff it in the pipe of contemplation and breath deeply.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in "Think Tank", Created / Evolved

 

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Slaves

handcuffsWe can either be slaves to Sin or slaves to Righteousness, Good or Evil, God or Satan. Which one do you choose? Your choices might surprise you if you consciously go through them with a sifter one by one and compare them to the laws of the God of Righteousness.

Do you choose to talk bad about people that don’t do what you think they should be doing? Or that don’t fit into your standards?
Do you choose to steal something that doesn’t belong to you, no matter how small?
Do you think that some people are beneath you because they don’t believe the same as you do? That you are more righteous, or spiritual then others.
Do you get angry at people, because they don’t comply with your rules and regulations? Or they might hurt you in a way that, by a good chance, you have done to someone else.

I can tell you first hand that being a slave to sin completely envelops you in despair and hopelessness, not to mention that it nullifies your witness to someone that might be watching your life because you claim to be a Christ follower. So in essence, everything we do on this planet is another word placed on the pages of our “Life Letter” for everyone to read like an open book. (2 Corinthians 3: 3-6)

Dear; Fellow Soul Stranger.
My name is _____________ and I am writing this letter to you to tell you a little bit about myself in hopes that I might gain your confidence. I am part of something much bigger than myself and would like to introduce you to, and employee you in as well.
I like to think of myself as a “good” person but being truthful,… I like to point out your faults so that I can make myself seem better than what I am, I’m selfish because my time is much more important than yours, I’m impatient and closed minded when it comes to your opinions and thoughts because they are not as worthy as mine. If you’re lost or confused, it really doesn’t mean anything to me because I have a time schedule and can‘t be bothered by your problems. I shake my fist at you and rudely lay on the horn in traffic because I didn’t leave early enough for work and haven’t had my second cup of coffee yet, not knowing or caring where you are going or what your circumstances are. So what I am saying is, that my awareness and existence is for me only and occasionally drifts across the line into someone’s life that I already know and they have done something nice for me first, but please consider my offer to join me in my quest to convince others that I am a Christian.

Eternally yours.

Jesus through Me.

It is written that we possess the power of Life and Death in our tongue…
How much more Life or Death can we influence if we extend that concept into our daily lives as actions?

Be convicted, challenged, humbled, changed and forgiven..

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Thought Provoking

 

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