…or DON’T “do”!
There is NO “try”!
…or DON’T “do”!
There is NO “try”!
And the following…
Just to say…
I was NOT LOOKING for this subject myself! However, I was actually astonished to find out afterwards just how much material has been posted on this topic. I have not looked at everything available. I just do not have the time.
I CAN say that I know and understand that it is a spiritual world we live in, whether we are aware of it or choose to acknowledge it, or not. We WILL be subject to its influences, one way or the other, depending on how we fight for or against good and evil, or not! (Better to get it right in my opinion, lest we succumb to the the dark side)
How do we get it right?…
By going to The Source of ALL Truth, and judging EVERYTHING by THAT, NOT by being “politically correct”! – 2 Corinthians 10:12 (KJV)…
“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
We are advised to “study”, to be “wise”, “not ignorant” of spiritual matters, and to “rightly divide” them, “discern”, “not lean to our own understanding”, etc, etc. Basically, if we can’t (or won’t) follow The Instruction Manual (for everything) we will “break it” (life), or at least end up lost and in a dark place!
Anyway, there is a LOT more to all of this, especially everything to do with our relationship with our Creator and each other, on every level. Actually MOST of it is about just these two most important things. You can read it for yourself. (I dare you!)
See for yourself if these things be so!
To underline the point in a previous post…
I shouldn’t really use that word, because there is very little that “amazes” me. Reason? Well, what does amaze me is how I so often have been thinking about something, or talking with someone about something, and within days, sometimes even the same day, something comes across my desk that confirms what I had been thinking or talking about. 🙂 Following are some current examples…
This first clip is just 30 minutes long, but almost every sentence is a statement of truth in itself, right up to his last comment in the last minute! This man is a truth-teller and well worth paying attention to.
Here’s another example. One even more recent example not included in his account is the movie coming out soon “The Fifth Wave”…
This should be the final nail in the coffin for those who might be still in doubt as to the truth of who was responsible for that fateful September. This is another person worth listening to…
The following just came out on RT’s “In The Now”. A very valid point, made by a woman. I heartily agree and could speak for hours, days on this point, if allowed to. It would be VERY “politically incorrect”, as are MANY things I believe, and I would make NO apology for it! 🙂
Have you noticed how much of it is about these days? “Politicians”, “celebrities”, just about anybody and everybody who says anything on the Internet, etc, etc. (Some “comedians” make a living out of it – cynical sarcastics). People can be leading almost exemplary lives, and then one little “incident”, “detail”, “fact” and all their good is thrown out with the bath-water and they become “anathema”, nobody listens to them anymore.
Yet those who actually tell the biggest and most dangerous, lethal lies are held up as our “saviours” – “you can trust us”, “we’re here for you”, “this is the party line, the official, authorised, approved doctrine that you must accept (or else)”, and anything they say or do wrong is side-stepped, swept aside as if they can do no wrong. The worst that happens is that their sordid little “detail” becomes a joke on TV, or at a party, or “down the pub”.
I’m sure you can think of many examples on both sides of this coin.
Very often it’s “the little guy” who is easily shredded, the sincere one who is just doing their best with what they have, the “politically incorrect” person who could, and often is, the more correct one, but is in the minority. Perhaps those who find themselves in this uncomfortable position can take encouragement from the quote “only one, with God, is a majority”, or as a dear friend of mine once said “just make sure you are right, then go ahead, regardless of whatever anybody thinks”. Of course there is only One “right”, so if you lift Him up you can’t go wrong. The rest of us will always fail at some point, for some reason, because we’re only human.
The current trend is to “personalise” everything, make it about the person, rather than about what they are saying, or especially what they are doing, at least trying to do that which is good. The fact is that even if they are doing good, they will slip up, make a mistake, fail at some point, even outright make a bad decision on occasion, and thus be discarded entirely by those who have missed the point. Then the apathetic, those who couldn’t/wouldn’t make their own minds up, find themselves in the limbo-state of feeling that they can’t believe in anyone or anything anymore. Sad.
Folks, we need to get our eyes off of men and women. We, and they, are not God.
If you take a look at a lot of what is available on the Internet today (l’m not even going to talk about “mainstream media”), you will find a lot that is good, but also a lot that is bad. Then there is the absolute BS, from both ends of the spectrum.
One thing that always intrigues me however is when there seems to be an intense attempt to discredit someone, or something. When this happens I tend to think that there must be something worth investigating there, because it is usually only “hit dogs that howl”. Maybe the they are not the dog itself, but what they say they believe is certainly smarting from being hit.
What I tend to do myself is look at what is being said, or portrayed, not the person saying it or doing it at the time. I know that nobody is perfect, or gets it right all the time, myself included. But what is “the truth” in the matter, if any? I prefer “positive truth”, but I also acknowledge the “not so great” truth, the “uncomfortable” truth, that which is not our “preferred, happy” truth, because this does exist, and those who do not yet know THE Truth need to know of these things, so they can make informed decisions for themselves, rather than being led around by the nose by a lie.
“History” is replete with examples of what we are told is “the truth”, but upon deeper investigation turns out not to have been the truth all all, and vice versa. “Who are ya gonna believe?”
Even Satan, “the father of lies”, told the truth on occasion, believe it or not. However it was not “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but…” He was only stating a part of the truth, leaving the important bits out, and telling it out of context. Yes, very subtle he is.
My tendency is to take the true bits for what they are, regardless of their source, checking them against all the other truth I know and ultimately THE Truth Himself. It all comes down to Him ultimately, so He is my “touchstone” for everything.
Okay, so back to “debunking” someone or something. Narrow-minded, I would even say bigoted, types tend to expend a lot of energy in this practice. There is no need, because “the truth will out” anyway eventually, and that is all that matters.
Following is an example of someone/something that has been on the receiving end of this sort of thing. Almost as much time and effort has been put into “debunking” and “exposing” as has been put into his posts it seems. So, maybe there is something there, some “hit dogs howling” perhaps? I don’t know. All I know is that I was led to his posts first. I have not researched this person in depth, but I certainly agree with his points on how the media is used – subliminal covert (and these days more and more overt) brainwashing, or “message sending” shall we call it.
These are not the only examples of how this technique has been used on populations over the centuries, but they certainly are very current. Just watch and see for yourself. I have seen many of these particular examples, and all I can say is that they have a very hypnotic appeal. I remember seeing a film (can’t remember what it’s called right now, but the devil was portrayed in it) where “advertising” was exposed as being very demonically contrived, appealing very much to the senses, and “loadsa money” is spent on it. Anyway…
Round Saturn’s Eye
I won’t go into here the personal way I have been led so far since deciding to step back from things. That is “to be continued”. However, I will say that on my personal level some of my concerns about my own life experience have been made clear and answered, and are continuing to be so. I hope to cover them later.
I have always been irritated and irked by the expressions “you’re so worth it” and “you deserve more” in TV commercials of late, but the examples shared on the channel below go WAAAAY beyond just a few words.
There are some aspects of so-called “modern” life that I just outright reject, to the point that my very existence just resists and fights against them, to my very core, with every fiber of my being. They are just wrong. Some of those things are covered and well explained in some of these videos found at the link below.
I won’t say any more here, but I hope you will invest some time in “seeing if these things be so” for yourself. Here is the link:
His website is here:
…for the days are evil”.
I will include the full quote and its context a little further down, but first…
How did this come about and what does it mean?
If you are a reader of these posts you will remember that I said that I was stepping back a bit from the usual for a while. I usually feel the need to do this when I sense that some kind of change is in the air, even though I don’t really know what form that change is going to take. I sensed that it was going to be something spiritual rather than physical, though the physical effects usually follow these things when they happen.
I’m more of a “thinker” (mentally motivated) than a “doer” (hands on) type of person. I have to be convinced of something before I will act on it, and the will in any of us is something that can only be moved to conviction spiritually. All our “efforts” to better ourselves, even if “rightly” so, will fall short or fail at some point unless we are “fully persuaded” in our own minds. This is why no-one can be “told” what to do, we have to make our own decisions. “Choice” is both a gift, but can also seem like somewhat of a “curse”, as the responsibility for our free will lies solely with us. It’s one of those “intolerable compliments” that we all want, but wish that we didn’t have to pay the price for, which is why we often hand the responsibility over to someone else, thus also giving up our freedom.
My daily life of the last three years or so has been very much not what I would have chosen. I feel it took a very wrong turn, leading me to a place I do not want to be. I have felt like a captive of circumstances. I am sure that this is not an uncommon feeling amongst many readers. I am just like anyone else in this respect, only human, and make my share of mistakes along life’s path. (“We live and learn”, and if we are supposed to learn by our mistakes I think I have spent most of my life learning, rather than “living” 😄 )
So my recent years have been somewhat “captive” I would say. I am not alone in this type of scenario. Many, many people, known and unknown, have felt this way I am certain. Most are subject to circumstances that are not of their own choosing. Some have managed to “make lemonade out of their lemons”. I have tried to do this, using some of my time to maintain this blog site, yet, like most others, the majority of my time is taken up with the mundane (frankly? – boring!), that which is necessary, “the usual” daily chores of life while I care for my aged mother, who is now very dependent on my attendance.
I do not begrudge doing this. I am one of only two people who can. The other, my sister, lives far away and is not free right now to take this on herself. Thinking of myself as someone who is somewhat “spiritually minded” I have had a somewhat “philosophical” approach to these turns of events. I know that “all things work together for good”, and on the physical side of things I have all I need as a live-in carer. My daily “routine” is not overly-demanding, and I live in a very pleasant area, but the biggest change to my whole lifestyle of some forty-something years is that I am now quite “isolated” physically. Most of my life has been in travelling and living in “foreign” lands and working with multitudes of peoples, and although I appreciate the peace and quiet and times of solitude, I haven’t felt very “useful” these last few years.
I will turn 62 on the 20th of this month. I am getting “older” and less inclined to want to be moving about as much as I used to, though I do have a plan (below). Also, I have experienced much in my life, including great personal loss, many times. It is my nature to “forget the past and move on”, but the last one was “the biggest”, in so many ways and on so many levels. I am trusting my Boss for this, that in His time I will be able to return to my “home” here on earth. “The plan” for this, when I am free from where I am now, is to do it “mobile”.
So what about “redeeming the time”?
Well, when I was 17 I heard “the call” to follow God. I have led what can only be described as a “miraculous” existence since then. I have written two books that touch on these experiences, which need some review and re-editing, when I can get to it. I don’t know which parts would be considered “successes” or “failures” by others, but according to His Word “ALL things work together for good” for His kids, and I have learned, many times over, that “it works for me” 😄
“Following God” might sound like a mysterious, “crazy”, even “stupid” idea, but it is more practical than you might think in reality. The essential factor in doing so is in knowing where He is leading, what “His Will” is, and there are several ways we can determine what it might be, specifically, for us personally, not just a generalisation “for everybody” (“else” that is).
One of these ways is how I arrived at the scripture “redeeming the time, for the days are evil”, which was to become the key to this “change” that I am experiencing now. I will explain here and include the whole passage below, which if you read you will see as an example of how He “leads”.
God’s “timing” is impeccable, always “right on time”. He is never absent from us, but definitely “shows up” when it is “the perfect moment” to do so. (Actually, embarrassingly for me to have to confess myself, if we were more “in tune”, more of the time, we would be more aware of His Presence, more of the time. However, He knows that we are just human and not perfect, so He is very patient with us, waiting for us to “grow up”. 😊 Anyway…)
I had been sensing a change in the air, a need for a change. Although my posts have been well-intentioned, in that all I have wanted to do was wake folks up to the reality of how serious things are in this world, diabolical actually, I myself had gotten to the point where I felt that I had done all I could in this area. There are plenty of folks out there who feel enough righteous indignation that they are doing much more than I can in “getting the message out”. I feel like a bit of a minnow in a huge ocean of information to be honest. This hasn’t made me feel any more “useful” I’m afraid either.
So, in taking some “time off” I have had time to reflect on how I feel about everything. That might sound “scary” to some, but I highly recommend it. I am an Aquarian, a rebel and a revolutionary by nature, along with all the other quirky attributes that Aquarians can have. I have to have a cause, something to do. But how?
In a recent post it was explained how His Spirit leads
and this is what happened…
While sitting in my chair the other day, musing, the scripture just popped into my head, “out of the blue”, i.e. it was not something I was particularly thinking about. When this happens I know it is something supernatural, gentle, but clear and very definite. He now has my attention. I am intrigued. “Where is that scripture? I know what it means, but why now?” Clearly we are living in “days that are evil”, “the last days”, the “end time”, and there is certainly an urgency about how things are in the world right now. This is clear, we know this, I have been exhorting on this very fact these last few years, so why this scripture? Why now? Is the reason obvious, that we are to “redeem” the time in some way, because “the days are evil”? Is that it?
So, I looked it up. And then I read it in context, the whole passage, and that is when I realised that it was the key to a whole bunch of stuff, all things I had been considering recently, all tied together. One scripture led to a complete answer, though I am certain that there is more to follow. This is just the first step of the next part of my journey. I had been wondering “what next?” for me. “When? How?” As He only leads one step at a time, I guess I am at the beginning of “next”. Now all I have to do is follow!
Before I share the scripture and its context I just want to say that I was becoming quite dis-satisfied with the “gloom and doom” negative prospects of the time we live in now, especially the proofs provided by those “in the know” in the world. It can’t be ignored, as it is just foolish to be “willingly ignorant” of these things, especially because the scripture admonishes us to “NOT be ignorant of the devil’s devices”.
But I was concerned about how to “rise above” everything, especially if I am somewhat “captive” to my personal situation?
Well, read with me and let’s see, from the Epistle to the Ephesians…
Eph 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. (“Vain” means “empty”, such as those used by politicians and the persuasions of the string-pullers)
Eph 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Eph 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Eph 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Eph 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Eph 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly (keeping eyes and ears and wits open 360 degrees, all the time), not as fools, but as wise,
Eph 5:16 Redeeming (make full and proper use of, wisely, with the right priorities) the time, because the days are evil.
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
( to be continued… )
…DITCH the m**********s who tell you how things are, and…
MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MIND UP!!!
To be honest, I do not understand why anybody is waiting for “a political solution” – to ANYTHING! WHY should anyone WAIT, in hope for ANYONE (else) to “change” anything? It ain’t gonna happen!!!
Personally, if I could have MY way, I’d DITCH THE WHOLE CABOODLE, NOW!