Archive | May 2012

Streets of gold- What God has to say about the rich

Streets of Gold – heaven

We get a rare glimpse of heaven through the lens of the enlightened John the revelator and the penman of the book of Revelation.  This is the last book of the New Testament and most people are afraid to read it.  I mention the book because John reveals that the street of the city is pure gold. This is the place where God abides.  Wanted to give you a clue as to the richness of God.  Now that’s heaven.  With divine ownership, He declares that the gold is mine, and the silver is mine.  He makes the rich and the poor.1Sam:2:7  Riches are not guaranteed for a lifetime.  God giveth and God can and will take away.,

Surprise, surprise, God does not hate the rich.  He set the precedent that you don’t overtax the rich just because they’re rich.  In his divine order, He emphasized that the rich was not to give more and the poor shall not give less.  It was an offering to the lord and everyone paid the same.  Ex. 30:15  God provides some confidential information regarding the rich that they may not be privy to.  The rich man’s wealth is his strong city. Prov. 10:15  It’s not just Wall street, he rules the city.  Do not believe the fallacies that the rich is hated.  God maintains that he has many friends.  He also offer insight unto  a group that will never become rich.  Lovers of pleasure and he that love to tarry long at the bottle.  According to Ecclesiastes, (the Bible) curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice. and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. Ecclesiastes: 10:20  Thus, we get the true adage “a little birdie told me”.

There are more warnings in the Bible against the rich than probably any other book.  Their proclivity for conceit is widely known & accepted (not by God).  The rich man becomes your master when you borrow from him.  Abundance of the rich causes sleeplessness.  A rich fool is just that – foolish.  There are a few “woes” leveled at the rich from the Lord, the most tragic one being difficult for the rich to enter heaven.  Easier for a camel to go through the eye of  needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew:19:23&24.  That’s an impossible feat.  But with God all things are possible.  To be rich is not forbidden, to trust in your riches and not God is the peril of prosperity.

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Is War still Hell?

Now I ain’t no war monger or anything, not even a close associate.  Fact is, I don’t know Jack about real combat.  However,I must admit that I am bewildered at the notion that the US (the baddest military on the face of the earth) is fighting wars for decades and not really winning. Our enemies are a rag-tag group with weapons far less inferior to our weapons of warfare.  Maybe war is not hell anymore. Could it be like purgatory, similar to war games.  Purgatory, according to some, (not me) is a second chance after you die.  You’re afforded another opportunity to clean up your act after living evil all your life.  In other words, you don’t go straight to hell.   It seems to me that we are allowing our adversaries purgatory.

Pretend that I  am responsible for the rules of engagement.  There would be none.  After all, I even know that all is fair in love and war.   First of all I would shoot to kill Political Correctness.  The unmanned drones would possibly be more effective.  No blood and no tears.  Secondly, I would not negotiate with the enemy, I would kill them first.  They would not be able to give any commands as to when we leave the battlefield.  Our foes would not receive billions of American taxpayers money  long after we’re gone.

Jesus Christ ( He’s the Son of God and he has wisdom past finding out) gave a short exposition in executing a war. The short parable is found in the Bible in the gospel of St. Luke.14:30-31,  He shares the story of two kings going to war. The one king sits down and contemplates whether it is wise to engage in battle with the King that has twice as many fighting men as he does.  The king perceives that he cannot win so he sends ambassadors to broker a deal for peace.  The point is well taken, the mightier army is always in control.  They call the shots. (pun intended)  That’s why I am puzzled with our wars raging on.  We’re still the greatest.  Is War still hell or purgatory?

Who authored marriage anyway?

Things to Ponder

You can search prehistoric history, or maybe not, and you can research link after link of Wikipedia and your investigation will draw a  404 error every time on this question.  There isn’t a scientist, a teacher, a holy man, nor a philanthropist that was so brilliant as to introduce the institution of marriage.  Furthermore, to distinctly characterize it as a union between a man and a woman is quite frankly omniscient.. If mankind had absolutely nothing to contribute to this affair, why are they attempting to rearrange its meaning?  This generation is insisting marriage between two men or two women is matrimony.  Not realizing that if it was not so from the beginning, they wouldn’t be here to argue, fuss, and fight over this issue.  Humans as we know them, would be extinct before you could say same sex marriage.

Historically speaking, the only record we have on marriage between a man and a woman is found in the Book of Genesis.  This is the Holy Bible. God inspired men to write but under the auspices of His Holy Spirit.  Now many may not believe the Bible is the infallible word of God, but it does not change the fact that it is the only place you will find the one and only account of  the first man and the first lady  that God created.. The first husband and wife .  She was everything that Adam needed. Instructions were given by God to future  grooms to leave mother and father and cleave to his wife. Genesis 2:24.  It would be worth reading the first two chapters of the First Book of the Bible.  The text continues and it substantiate the first claim to” no shame in their game” even though they were completely naked. They were surely in the will of God and it was all good.

Still not convinced.  You may have to really read the first chapter of Genesis.  It gives the account of an Almighty God that made heaven & earth.  He made the moon, sun, rivers, animals, the sea, the birds and everything that was made was made by Him.  He spoke things into existence.  By the way, there is no recorded history of anyone naming the beast of the fields, the fowls of the air, and all living creatures.  Keep on reading and you will discover that God’s man Adam was given this remarkable opportunity.

For I am the Lord, I change not.  Malachi 3:6 (This is the last book of the Old Testament) God has not changed his mind about marriage.  It was his idea.  Although He is rich in mercy, one writer in the New Testament testified that it is a fearful thing to fall in the hands of an angry God.  Hebrews 10::31.  The God of the Universe in his infinite wisdom thought it was good for a man and a woman to marry.  It is too bad that the bible predicted that some would become vain in their imaginations and their foolish hearts would be darkened. They would profess themselves wise, they became fools. These changed the truth of God into a lie. Romans 1:21-25 Redefining marriage is that lie.

Brand new – Greetings

Hello brand new friends and hopefully no enemies.  Well, we can all be friendly.  So how are things going for you?  It’s not officially summer time, but I’m wishing the livin is easy for everyone.  I realize that the fish may be jumpin for some, for others, fish my be jumping, but your catch got away.  The cotton is high, (you got that right) so is octane, taxes,supper time, and high time we get some relief.  It is of my own opinion that if we go back and do what we were taught to do from the beginning, hard work, pulling your own weight, not so selfish, lending a helping hand when you can. Stop hating the rich, they may not hire you for the job you are seeking.  And don’t be angry with me if i believe that this country is still exceptional –  and that we have been known to share our greatness with the entire world.  We’ve been so great that when and if we need help there is no one greater to help us but God Almighty.  God Bless you fellow Americans.