The Ultimate Read

I love reading. I love writing. I love talking (intelligently and to the right person lol). There is something about words that is sacred. It shares and conveys ideas. It harnesses mental and emotional energy. It represents the visual and mental and brings that into someone else’s experience. And when I read, specifically, I understand the author better. When I read their words, I know about how they think, what they found important or unimportant, why they worded it that way, what life force and energy they possess, their thinking process, etc. That is part of the thrill for me. Yes the story is valuable, but I never want to reread the book unless the author is noble, moral, good somehow. I have to feel clean and cozy reading the book, if that makes sense. I stick to the classics of literature, art, music, science, mysteries, and history in general with some exceptions. People seemed more noble and purposeful maybe, not sure what it is. But my favorite and the best read I never tire of, always want more of and find the complex author so compelling and perfect is the Bible. It reads as history, science, love, mystery, all those things and more rolled into one. And every time I read it, I feel good or convicted or alive or loved or appreciative, whatever, but the thing is I feel it. I learn more every new read. I have read it cover to cover at least 7 times and it always does more. It is living. It is the truth. It is Jesus Christ. The ultimate read is definitively, unequivocally the Bible. ❤

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Envisioning Heaven

When the day is hard and long

Escape with your mind

To a world that can’t be found

Unless your spirit finds it.

And think with me a place

Full of beauty, color rich

Where evil no longer resides

And no pain, no tears, no wretch.

And I can envision this

For it comes from pages bright

The text of ancient past

That is my sword and light.

And I know this full well

My Savior waits for me

Loved me enough to die

And rose to set us free.

And I can endure so much

With patient joy and peace

For soon awaits our world,

Our perfect jubilee.

Romans 2:1-11

Romans 2:1. “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4. Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? 5. But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” 7. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10. but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11. For God does not show favoritism.”

Matthew 5:27-30

Matthew 5:27. ‘”You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”‘

This was Jesus Christ talking. It is a direct truth from Him. I am tempted to throw out all media because it focuses on sex so much to sell things, in movies, on tv, in the news, everywhere and pornography pops up everywhere, computers, androids, phones, you name it etc. People believe it is ok because it is everywhere. Lust is not ok. Porn is not ok. It is adultery and thus is sin. Jesus said it and He is the judge. If you disagree, take it up with Him. That is just one sin that captures people in its snates, there are so many, but it is quite prevalent and unfortunately so accepted, so I pick on it. Just because 1,000,000 believe a sin is not a sin does not make it less of a sin, just makes 1,000,000 people wrong. ❤

Many Religions, Only One Truth

I will never buy into the all religions get you to heaven, all are right and you just pick one and go. How is that possible? It isn’t the truth, you see. It is an imaginary invention, a lie for the masses to keep as many away from eternal life as possible. What makes me so sure? Two things: the Bible (proven truth) and the power of the Holy Spirit, mixed with the proof in nature that these things are true. The Bible is the truth. It has never been proven untrue and has withstood the test of time and tests of truth. What it says is true. It does not speak of an additional volume coming later and quite the contrary, it places a curse on those who add or take away even one word of it. That tells me it is complete in of itself. It is the entire story, the whole instructions we need to live, everything we need to know to be assured of salvation for all eternity. And it is all about Yeshua Ha-Mashiach/Jesus Christ (two translations of the same name). This is the book of Jesus Christ. He is the only way to be assured of salvation. He is God, one of the trinity, the one born as Man to sacrifice Himself out of His great love for us so we may have eternal life with Him. God, the Creator of everyone and everything we know of, is the only true all-powerful eternal, all-knowing, all-present love, full of grace and love and wanting everyone He made to be saved from their sin and ignorance. There is ample evidence in history and nature and especially in the Bible. And when saved, the Holy Spirit and His love and power and the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) grow in us and provide further proof. It is amazing to have n peace and assurance and unconditional love!!!❤❤❤

The Right Question

There is so much talk that everything is good as long as it is what you believe and want and it makes you happy and doesn’t hurt anyone. I believe that is the answer to the wrong question. I believe what is my right and wrong is a fool’s game because we all have such differing experiences and interpretation. I believe we have to always go back to the truth. The only truth I know of anymore is God’s Word, the Bible. It has never been disproven ever. No other book can boast of that. And it was written by God through people, except the 10 Commandments, which God wrote Himself. I believe inventing and living off your own truth is short-sighted and egotistical at best and extremely and eternally dangerous at worst. The question is not what is ok. That is the wrong question. What really matters is what secures my eternal future and helps those around me and what will God allow me to carry into eternity? And that means also what will please God? Apart from the Bible, I am not sure how you would know that. There is an eternity that we will meet sooner than you think which should excite you if you are close to God obeying His Word (which involves heavily reading the Bible and praying) and should terrify you if you aren’t. I believe that motivates behavior in a completely different way when you ask the right question. Many things are ok, but are they eternally beneficial and pleasing to God? That is the correct question to focus all your energy upon. ❤