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How many times have you read the bible?

I really hate this question.

By saying you read something, what does that tell you have accomplished? That you have read?

By saying that you have a read a book, is like saying you have seen a movie. But did you understand it?

This is also why I have hated in the institutional church the annual awareness of getting people to read the bible in a year, or two years. So what! Ask them what they read for a ten page report on why God came to earth in the form of Jesus, or why was Jerusalem the focus of the Israelites in the old testament, or what did it mean that the curtain was rent in the Holy of Hollies? And see if they could hand in at least one page. Most people when reading anything they just read, couldn’t tell you what they read. Reading the bible is not to be contrasted to be a medal of honor for the year, or for every year as a prize.

The Pharisee’s were reprimanded by Jesus for so called supposed to be the ‘experts’ of the scriptures, but yet Jesus asked them for meaning to them and their response to Him was ‘We don’t know’ (paraphrased by doug). Their job was to study and to make meaning to the scriptures that God had given them and to follow that meaning. Even the disciples were baffled in Jesus’s words to them in their daily walk with them. It even was even worse when Jesus started to talk in parables to them, their minds where in a state of ‘Whhhhhhat’?

It is with this thought that as christians and our community that we need to get together and talk about the word of God, and really ‘see’ God’s storyline for his people. It is not the ’20 minute snippit’ that we could get once a week that will even get us to ‘know’ God in our lives. He is so much more than this.

This might be the problem with the said ‘church’ that just keeps doing the same thing over and over and thinks that we will get a different result.(We know what this is called,right) We have to be vigilant in our ‘seeing’ what we are reading in the scriptures. It isn’t just black and white. It is what God meant in his spoken words that just point to Him.

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Let’s get deeper!

I have blogged on this subject a few times in the past with great intentions of making a stir of things.

With the new environment that we live in these days, I believe it is more relevant to do so, studying the word in small groups, either with family members or a few friends. I would say no more than 10 people to keep it personal and not as a meeting with a leader. I have been in a few of these groups a couple of times, and the atmosphere was very good in conducive to speaking up in the group to chime in with your speaking.

These types of get together is key to broadening your mindset of things of the scriptures, but to also become a consensus of one mind after awhile of the main message of the bible. One thing that has helped me understanding the ‘of one mind’ mentality is not just writing blogs, but to read blogs of other people and then to watch the comments come in to the blog of various opinions and statements. For one, it was very entertaining but more importantly showed me on how far apart everyone is on the meaning of the scriptures, most of reply’s are in a more legalistic way. Which bothers me even more. But you understand where I am coming from, it was informational to read this various opinions of things, but it also told me that we are all are not of one mind.

The journey that I have been on for the last say twelve years has been an interesting one. I have studied alot of different things from history to spiritual realms of God’s world, from author’s beliefs, to study of men of the bible, to commentaries on just about everything. But it is that one thing that seems to be missing from this equation, God. What does God say.

We seem to actually dismiss God in the storyline of things that are being ‘preached’,studied, or wrote about. God’s plan is nowhere being discussed or even know where to look for it. But it is there!

It is actually on the first page. and the last page.

I have discussed this paradigm with a few people and they are thoroughly confused in what I am talking about. The first page? Genesis? What does that have to do with anything? But it does!

Just as with God we make our plans for things, when we want to make something, when we plan a vacation, when we have a project, we have a plan. The first thing out of our mouths is ‘I am going to make ________. This is your mission statement. Plain and simple. So this is exactly what God did. God said “I am going to make my people”, and He did.

Now, obviously there was a few bumps along the way, but God’s plan has not stopped in becoming what He set out to do. His plan is still active. But most importantly, it is HIS plan. This will come to fruition in Revelation 21,22.

It is when God’s people get bogged down in the small details, or the which is right details that we make God’s people continuing to walk in the wilderness instead of coming to Him!

It is this kind of discussion with people around God’s storyline of the scriptures, not man’s. God is in His World to make it his, and we are showing him how to make it? God’s plan or Eternal Purpose(as I say, or my blog site name says) is what we should be trying to ‘SEE’ in God’s Word!

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Issues

Since I have previously spoke about the church’s problems pertaining to the last couple hundreds of years,especially in the united states, one being the ‘individualism’ of the Gospel that the church has presented to the world, I have a question for those that have issues with this.

The question is: Would these ‘issues'(we all know what they are,the ones that have been in the forefront of the news for awhile) be non-existent if We were to have the mindset of God’s people, not the ‘one’ but the ‘all’ as the corporate body. No pushing the singular aspect of God’s marching us on to the ark, one by one, but Everyone jumping in the Ark at the same time?

What say you? Feedback is appreciated! Questions or comments.

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Worship

This is the ‘one’ word definition of the Gospel.

Who do you Worship?

God is overthrowing satan in his authority here on earth*, and God is taking over. Period.

*Revelation 12.9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

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Can we be frank?

This blog is going to be mainly to the pastor’s and church’s of the world.

First, dear pastor are you beside your self in everything that you do or think? Why? God is everywhere,everything,everyone. So why do pastor’s of the world don’t include what God is doing,saying or being in the rest of His world? Why do you just think that it is all about the confines of your little building that you meet in? It’s not about the confines of this space in the most prestigious part of the city that you have chosen.

*Let me just say here that majority of people inside the ‘church'(people in the pews) have no clue what God is doing outside the walls of their building. Their is no ‘seeing’ of what the unity of God’s ‘forest’ approach to his kingdom is, as opposed to the ‘tree’ approach by the ‘church’ on the corner.*

God has chose the whole world as his domain. It is His creation, His land, His Kingdom. It is, what it was. and it is, what is now. and it is, forever and ever. Nothing will change. God is.

So why do we do what we do as churches, or pastors to corner our selves into this niche of the world to ‘be’ a ‘church’, when it is God’s Church,His people.

Secondly, God’s Kingdom is ‘of’ Him, through Him, and by Him. Our thinking that is of the individualistic paradigm of this ‘saving’ them at whatever cost by this little church in the corner has got to go. It is nowhere to be seen in the old testament of all the journeys of mankind. In the New Testament, it is even reinforced in the proclamation of Jesus that He came for MAN(plural) to set them free from the slavery of the world, which they chose instead of God the creator.( This is what the Gospel is)

I digress, this attitude of ‘church’ and the pastor has isolated themselves in so many ways that it is to much to get in to at this point, but let me point out one Huge thing that has hampered the development of God’s people becoming God’s people. You see when you isolate apart of a body,let’s say the liver, it won’t survive by itself. It was designed to be apart of the whole body, because the whole body is designed to function with all things of the body. What is really bad for a body is when the part’s believe that they can act individually on their own to be all they can be outside the body. This is a disastrous situation. The body dies. Sound familiar?

When you ‘see’ something not come together, it must mean that it will not be so. When the piece of puzzle doesn’t fit, we must realize that it’s not apart of the puzzle!

When the People of God realize that We are ‘all’ God’s people coming together as ‘ONE’ in the name of the God of Adam, then we will be as He designed us to be, His Own.

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Satan’s last stand

2 Thessalonians 2.1-10

God’s final victory is happening soon. Satan is putting forth his last surge on the people of the earth, to ward off his rival of God of Abraham.

*What I want to make clear, all tho this will make perfect sense for the people of the United States on what is going on in their country, it is not just there, but it is going on all over the world. Satan is making his move on all people to push his agenda on everyone he can, to further his cause.*

We must, people of the united states, christians especially to realize that God is refining us for the battle that is going on to sharpen us with fire to make us stronger and mighty to ‘see’ God’s eternal purpose for his people, his kingdom, and their God.

Christians are being torn this way and that way with idealistic ways of being ‘a christian’ in this world, but it just a facade of deceit to what a christian really is. God is causing the world to rebel against christianity to actually ‘show’ what God’s people are really about. We are people of God, because we are His children.

Christianity is in turmoil. We don’t know who we are. What we stand for. Where we are. or who is our leader.

If you are hurt by these comments, or don’t understand them, maybe you need to come out from the building you are in and just look at the world of christianity, and see for yourself. God’s community is not supposed to be like this. God’s people are so divided that they can’t even see it.

Let’s look at this in your light, Is this the way that God would like His community look like(in the whole world)? He is probably in complete disgust.

Studying multiple arena’s of religion the last twelve years or more, I have followed church’s in denominations, leaders of various institutions, social patterns of people, books of various authors(past and present), leaders of the worlds(past and present) to say that we have been going down the wrong path with our understanding of God and His purpose.

I have always used the analogy with people when I talk to people about the world of christianity and quote the church, that we don’t understand it right because we haven’t understood the ‘architect’s'(God) blueprint of His Kingdom.

God’s blueprint was in black and white in the first pages of the bible. Genesis 1,2. God made a World, He made us. He told us to be fruitful. He told us to take care of this world. God told us that He would be there also for our enjoyment! period.

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Not the tree, but the forest.

2020 will be a infamous time to remember in the annuals of time.

It is what we do with it, that will be important in the years after.

There was turmoil in the cities with riots,protests of mistreatment or avoidance of ones worth.

The infiltration of a virus into society that has made everyone, take arms of resistance or of compliance of our leaders as to our life.

A skeptical vote of all to decide their future in the coming years either by a continuance of the norm or of a new and unknown system to some new leaders.

The unknowns of a changing world, different lifestyle, a new way, for everything.

All these things are by themselves horrendous but it is something different if they are put forth together as maybe something different all together.

God works in mysterious ways, He is in control. His ways are His ways not ours. Things of the world,people of the world, and the ways of the world all work for the Glory for Him. It is mysterious and oblivious to us on how things work in God’s realm of uniting God and man together again as in the garden.

Things that are being tested in the world are an indictment of His people going in the wrong direction, with people still putting governments,institutions, man and religion before the Creator himself to be the King.

What is our emphasis on life? What is good? What is it that would satisfying to us to go thru life without concern? When will man see that what his intentions will never be good enough. For himself or for the world. Why is he still trying? His ways will never work. His good, is not God’s good.

But what is next? Man must ‘see’ God for who He really is, The Creator,The King, The Savior, The Universe but uniquely the most important, LIFE.

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