Saturday, July 18, 2009

Unveiling Your Heart's Eyes

Did you know that the eyes of your heart have a veil over them, preventing you from seeing and knowing the Truth - if you've not had the veil lifted by the Supreme Source?

If you don't agree consider: Do you know how you were put together in your mother's womb? Why you have the personality you have without even trying? Why you know how do some things really well - you have a talent that you were born with, and you did nothing, but discover it. And even that, someone helped you realize the value of your gift, talent.

Are you mathematically inclined? Are you creative? Do ideas just fly in your head from who knows where and they bring you success or enable you to fix a problem, build something? Are you able to be engrossed for hours doing mind puzzles or examining intricacies? Where did all these abilities and unseen talents, personalities and cognizant performances originate? Do you know the Truth of the Matter?

If you can fess up and say, "No, I don't know." You are on your way to having the blinders taken off!

The veil that exists over the eyes of your heart can be lifted! How? By knowing Truth and having it be a BIG part of you and your life!

The song about Santa Claus, "who sees us when we're sleeping ... knows when we've been bad or good ..." differs from the Truth who really knows our heart. What you don't know about yourself, or think you know, is NO match for One who knows
E-V-E-R-Y T-H-I-N-G!

No matter how much you know, if you heart is blind, all your knowing will bring you to not, if you don't know the Truth! Denying, rejecting, being above it all (imagining) will keep your heart in darkness, blindness - veiled.

So, instead of being puffed up with pride, willing ignorant, foolishly rebellious or dismissing the facts (thinking no harm will come to you because you will it away or thwart its existence), wise up and reason with Truth.

We don't live forever here on this planet, but with Truth we can live forever with Love.

For Truth IS Love.

Allow TRUTH to slay away that which veils your heart
from knowing the real LOVE OF GOD.

You'll Love the difference,
seeing what you've been blinded from knowing!
(only dreaming about)!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

As Long as You're Happy!

We like to be Happy and other's to be Happy as well ...
that is until we bump heads - when one's happiness
ruins ours! For what makes one happy may not make the someone else happy.

It's a nice thought for everyone to be happy and get along. The reality in this world though is in order for some to be happy they take away "your happiness" for their own gain. Consequently leaving you, unhappy!

Or, like parents. You want you're children to be happy, but you desire them to be a healthy happy - not happy only when they're drunk, on drugs or being disgusting! That steals away your happiness, doesn't it? Not the type of happiness we desire!

For some being inconsiderate makes them happy! Stealing, lying, abusing their power, controlling, belittling, conning, ridiculing, on and on it goes with no regard of anyone but themselves. Do you want these sort of egoistic, self-centered people to be happy? I don't!

For them to be happy means causes many to be unhappy and regardless of the fairness or lack of, it's not our responsibility or duty to allow them to do what they do just to make themselves happy!

So, let's get rid the saying, "I just want you to be happy!" The truth is, we want the person to be GOOD and LOVING - and be happy being that way!

To have that goodness inside manifest itself on the outside as something worthwhile in this world - a plus to you and other - beyond oneself and selfishness!

Now, think how much Happier we'd all be!

Those who pervert happiness don't deserve having it anyway!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Why GOD Created Us?

"But as it is written, `Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.'" I Corinthians 2:9

Why did God do it all? You know I've had questions come in over the phone such as, "Well if God knew that the world was going to end up in such a mess, and that men would rebel so, then why did He ever make them in the first place?"

Well it all boils down to that question we've had since we were kids. Who am I, where did I come from, and why am I here. Why are we here? We're objects of God love. Now to be an object of love, what does the giver expect in return? Love, and that's why He made the human race.

Angels couldn't respond, and so He made the human race with that indwelling attribute of will to either respond to His love or to reject it. And so that's why He had to bring Satan on the scene so we could exercise that choice, otherwise there would be no will exercised. So the whole program of the human race was that God could have prepared people to fellowship with. And to return or extend His love to them that had responded of their own free will to His love. And that's why we are here, and that's why the vast majority of mankind are given the free option to reject it if they want to. Remember, God doesn't want someone in His Heaven if they can't respond to His love. But to those who respond to His love, He's prepared things ...

Oh listen, the world out there I know thinks that we're a bunch of kooks, and fanatic nuts, and I know they do. And I just tell them, "Hey, live it for 70 or 80 years." So what. But I've got an eternity of the things that will make the best this earth can offer seem like an old pig pen by comparison. But you see they can't understand that we have simply responded to an extended love, and that's why He went to the Cross; it was love. Now what was the final eternal purpose? Paul doesn't really tell us here in Ephesians Chapter 3, but if you will come on over to II Timothy Chapter 1 we will find out.

II Timothy 1:7,8

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (the world may think we're nuts, but God knows better). Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;"

Now listen what kind of power are we talking about? We're talking about the kind of power that can fling the stars, planets, sun and the moon into orbit without the benefit of a rocket or computers, and they never bump into one another, they're all out there in perfect synchronization. That's the kind of power we're talking about. I mean it's mind boggling.

II Timothy 1:9

"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works (see how The Bible put down works for Salvation?), but according to his own purpose..."

You know back in the Book of Acts, Peter makes it so evident that before anything was ever created the Triune God had a meeting in eternity past, not that they had to sit around the table and banter it back and forth, but nevertheless the Trinity got together and agreed on creation, on mankind, knowing that he would sin, and they set up the plan of Salvation out of which the Son would come down and die, and be raised from the dead. That's all part of this eternal purpose that God implemented before anything was ever created. Now finishing that verse.

II Timothy 1:9

"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,"

Isn't that glorious? I mean this is past human understanding, you and I are here today as recipients of His grace, but God knew about us way, way back before anything was created. We're not an accident in time, we are according to His divine and eternal purpose. Now let's return to Romans Chapter 5 again for a few moments.

Remember verse 1 says, we have this peace that passeth all understanding. Peace with God. How many people have to lay their head on the pillow at night and toss and turn until their guilt complex runs rough shod over them. They know they're not at peace with maybe fellow men or maybe with government and certainly not with God. But the believer can put his head on the pillow and be at perfect peace with his Maker. Know that the work of the Cross has settled everything. Know that all these promises are true - if we believe them, we rest on them. [Enter into His Rest.]

{Inserted thought: These promises and truths are not based on "our believing them" to be true or not! They are true, period. And, that's why we believe them. No cart before the horse, or egoistic, deluded - imagination! That's Satan's lie: "you can be as gods ..."}

Romans 5:2

"By whom also we have access (how?) by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.."

In other words God's unmerited favor has just opened the windows of Heaven, and made it accessible to every human being anywhere and everywhere. But there has to be a door of access, and what is it? "FAITH!"

Remember when we first started our series of lessons on Romans. I gave many of the things that God did the moment we believed. He sanctified us, He forgave us, He justified us, He glorified us, He baptized us into the Body, and on and on we went. And I said about everyone of them - "did you feel it when it happened? Could you see it when it happened? Could your neighbors see it when it happened?" So how do we know these things happened? The Book says so! And that's faith! Everything becomes a reality then by faith.

Ephesians 3:10,11

"To the intent that now (after the finished work of the Cross and the revelation of this great Gospel of Grace) unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church (the true believers) the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Virtue, or Just Fast and Cheap!


We've all seen these sort of advertisements. Looking for a fast and cheap way to get a diploma is said to be "the best way for you." Is that so.

By calling these fake-diploma-making people, you can pay them to "make you" be someone! You can have a piece of paper stating you fulfilled certain requirements and have proven yourself worthy of some recognition!

I was thinking about my own degree. The time and effort, the classes, the decisions, how I could've done better ... If I called this group and asked them to make me up a diploma with transcripts, I wonder what sort of classes I would have taken and what grades I achieved ... acquired? What sort of person would I be today if this degree were actually true - better, the best me or the same me with just a different degree - diploma.

Consider, Medical Doctors. Who wants them to have fake diplomas? I don't care how good the paper work looks - I want someone who's competent, able and willing to do the best job possible! We don't need fakes.

As we go along in this world and living life, may we aspire to be and do the quality we'd like others to perform for our sakes. Whether it's fast food, or exotic, may the servers be clean and respectful. Virtue is that added ingredient that makes food taste better! Results in us and others being more appreciative and happier!

May our life diploma be real and true as we practice the art of virtue. No fake degree ever measures up to or comes close to one that's of authentic quality and morally real. For the Best of all not just the few.

There's enough cheapness, arrayed in fine apparel and high-immoral-minded corruption that true Virtue abhors! Fast and Cheap. Or, one worth their salt!