Road runner and the social mob

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. MLK

Gee the rush to tweet,Facebook and utilize social media Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

reminds me of this Wiley coyote road runner clip. When Roadrunner speed leaves Wiley coyote in the dust-similar to the social mob(from the rich to the famous to the common person)

https://youtu.be/kBESNW1caHo

leaving behind moral reasoning,logic,presumption of innocence,good old common sense, and hearing both sides of the story before passing judgement and mindlessly all but ready to pull the verbal gun and kill person or persons with words….

Proverbs 18:21 The Message

Words kill, words give life;
    they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life. (WEB NIV)

Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.  (KJV)

Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. (KJV ASV)

and then be full of so much pride,arrogance and lack repentance to not only issue a apology but continue in utter blind foolishness dressed as court jesters to justify oneself and hiding behind their false doctrine where Real truth is disregarded for lies- Senseless Anger and baseless rage and emotional outbursts expected from a young infant and directing at a imaginary incident with no foundation in reality or fact but a spin control presented by the groupthinks Big Brother, Pope to present its type of crucify! Crucify! Of their latest Jesus or sacrificial Lamb(s)or other delusional events a narrative for their followers embrace as Dogma…or narratives of group Truth- lies that a group embraces as their no questioning inerrant biblical Truth their group ex cathedra pope like a modern version of George Orwell 1984:

… with you have your truth but we have our truth is their illogical motto

is if this not ultimate proof of the biblical doctrine of (all of us )as natural born sinners nothing then is…

Reminds me of another MLK quote: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Today people are not only judged by the color of their skin only but by labels Or logos protected by the first amendment to determine the content of their character…let me give you person examples of each:

First me and my friend dressed in Sunday clothes in a midtown NYC church got in a elevator to go to Sunday school class and two white old ladies as soon as they saw us a Hispanic and a black African American in obvious motion clutch their purses closer to their chest….

Lastly years ago in a college bible club one of the students labeling me a Calvinist (I prefer evangelical) was constantly challenging me not based on the word like the acts Berans but on baseless personal biases…

Acts 17:11

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Another aslan reference

A couple of months ago I felt like aslan who took Lucy as Susan

To accompany him on the lonely up to a point: His green mile-Then from that point he must contained alone

Like Christ and Golgotha

Today I went to a specialist to be put back on kidney waiting list

And I felt like Aslan who took Lucy and Susan

To accompany him on the lonely road where a spiritual darkness assailed all his five senses all at once and he needed a friendly companion or two just to be there with him to a point

Then from that point onwards he must continue alone to the stone table

Not knowing what would await for Him beyond

https://youtu.be/LrMpRtCLeAM

Likewise I too needed such companionship

So I took my daughter Leilani with my appointment with destiny

CS Lewis one of my favorite authors of all time

Had this in mind in the chronicles of Narnia with the scene he wrote of Aslan being accompanied by Susan and Lucy on his lonely path to the stone table

And Christ in the garden of gethsemane taking his beloved disciples peter and Two other beloved disciples

Along with him to share his burden

Matthew 26:36-46 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch[a] with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on.[b] See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

Yet Aslan- Christ can see beyond his stone table-The Cross

His eternal victory in his resurrection and accession to the heavenly throne he left momentarily to save and redeem us

oh fallen mankind

Hebrews 12:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

And like another one of my favorite authors JRR Tolkien in Lord of the Rings:Book three:The return of the king

He will be our returning king that sinner and redeemer

Both living and dead will:

Philippians 2:10-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.:

Likewise I was going through my infinitely finite Via Dolorosa

And praise God He saw me through this

Since my feet has always been my Achilles heel since amputations of toes

The specialist said not only that there was nothing wrong with my feet

That I can return back to kidney waiting list

That I also qualified because of my control of my diabetes

A pancreas donation as well to slay further my diabetes……

All I have to say is thank you Lord….

Let God be God

God does need our permission to be God

We must accept that God be God

Not mar Him in our eyes with our sinful conceptions of finite creatures applying to a infinite,all-powerful,all-wise,ever-present,holy and always is-no-beginning/no ending :God who alone made time and space and everything that is…

Rightfully changing Carl Sagan’s human view of the universe:

https://youtu.be/uLu1cTKBspI

With fate,blind chance as it’s created creators

Rest our gaze on His infinite attributes instead

Reminding Mr.beavers reply about aslan:

Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia,

https://youtu.be/6VmSdhTrQik

In other words do not confine and cannot In any way confine God in a box be it theology

Be it human philosophy

Be it superstition

Be it manmade religion

Be it manmade tradition

https://youtu.be/Nxw3DC_faQA

But let His word alone unveil His infinite all consuming awesome wondrous majesty…..

Hebrews 12:

28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving ra kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus slet us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our tGod is a consuming fire.

https://www.preceptaustin.org/hebrews_1227-29

The wall,congress,ostriches and The last judgement

Watching the news and seeing all the congressman years ago in their own words demand a wall against illegal immigration and not only demanding but voting yes for border security funding-in the halls of Congress,before TV cameras and in front of reporters anxiously recording their words and then speaking now against border security funding in a two face manner all I can do is nod my head in contempt -do they think the American audience has buried their heads in the sand all these years like ostriches…. with media and print recording their own words and actions the instant they say it or act-so they cannot deny it was them.

Gee it brings to my mind these biblical passages:

Matthew 12:36-37

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Ecclesiastes 12:14:

For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

So like Print and media our conscience our memory will either condemn or justify us our hypocrisy , our years of countless unforgiven and unrepentant personal sins-

On the Day of God’s last judgement and no amount of denials,right to change one’s mind or spin control will save us from justified fate either in eternal bliss or eternal misery…

Rip van winkle,kids,school and theology

MY kids when there is school

They need a roar of a passing locomotive and then more

To wake up

Yet on non school days

They wake up early as early can be with just Disney’s Snow Whites singing birds and other wood animals

Reminds me of our Christian struggle with sin which one interpretation of Romans 7 comments:

7:14–25 The sudden change to the present tense in vv. 15–25, by contrast with the statements describing the past in vv. 7–13, raises the question whether Paul is now describing his present experience. A variety of interpretations exists, including the following: (a) Paul is describing the unregenerate person or perhaps the Jew in particular from the standpoint of the gospel; (b) Paul is describing a Christian in an unnatural and unhealthy spiritual condition, one failing to draw on the indwelling Spirit’s resources; (c) Paul is describing the transitional experience, possibly his own, of one who has been awakened to his true spiritual need, but has not yet entered a full experience of justification by faith; (d) Paul is describing himself and Christians generally who, although in Christ and free from the condemnation of the law, do not yet perfectly fulfill the requirements of the law. The last view is the most probable interpretation. It accounts for Paul’s shift to the present tense while his theme in vv. 7–25 (God’s holy law stimulating and exposing sin) continues, and for the presence in Paul’s self-analysis here of elements found only in persons who have been united with the risen Christ to new life in the Spirit (6:4–11; 7:6; 8:4–9). Paul is aware that God’s law is “spiritual” (v. 14). He actually delights in God’s law, desiring to fulfill it perfectly (vv. 15–23), and he is distressed that sin in him opposes that desire. He is grateful at the prospect of future deliverance from this frustration (v. 24; 8:23). He distinguishes between his “mind,” which aims at obedience, and his “flesh,” which continues to sin (v. 25). All of these observations show that Paul is describing his experience as a new man in Christ.

Paul is actually describing a profound conflict that every Christian finds inherent in his life in Christ: Christ dwells in him (Gal. 2:20), yet sin also dwells in him (vv. 17, 20). Perfect conformity to God’s will is at present out of his reach. Salvation has “already” and “not yet” dimensions.

It is important to remember that Paul is still discussing the role of the law. He highlights the frustrations of the present Christian experience simply to show how, for Christians as for Jews, God’s good law provokes, exposes, and condemns sin without either being tainted by it or bringing deliverance from it.

When they wake up early on a non school day it is the christain struggling and fallen into sin we do not want to do it even how monstrously evil God’s light truly unmasks it’s fair mask and emperor new clothes designer raiments

When my kids struggle to wake up on a school day it is the christian when they realize we should want to fight to do good yet in realization how all our hearts and minds are bound by puppet strings controlled by sin cast down from the throne of our hearts and minds yet still more than able to continue to denY by force and deceit: our freedom in Christ…..

Oh fellow Christian where is your love and do you know what love is,,,,???

Life of God in the soul of man???revised

https://www.monergism.com/life-god-soul-man-ebook

“Had I my choice of all things that might tend to my present felicity, I would pitch upon this, to have my heart possessed with the greatest kindness and affection towards all men in the world. I”

― Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Fill our souls with such a deep sense, and full persuasion of those great truths which thou hast revealed in the Gospel, as may influence and regular our whole conversation, and that the life which we henceforth live in the flesh, we may live through faith in the Son of God. Oh! that the infinite perfections of thy blessed nature, and the astonishing expressions of thy goodness and love, may conquer and overpower our hearts, that they may be constantly rising toward thee in flames of devoutest affection, and enlarging themselves in sincere and cordial love toward all the world for thy sake, and that we may cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in thy fear, without which we can never hope to behold and enjoy thee. Finally, O God, grant that the consideration of what thou art, and what we ourselves are, may both humble and lay us low before thee, and also stir up in us the strongest and most ardent aspirations toward thee. 

Where is the love??

Where is the love?’ Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack sang in an unforgettable hit from 1972:

Ironically endorsed by a televangelist my book manager said it was Benny Hinn-I am reminded when the couple obviously blinded by false teaching of another gospel not preached or taught by Christ but a false Christ of mans imaginations.

Calling me satans helper

A obstacle SAtan raised to hinder them

One book a tiny one at that

I’m telling them and after they said this I refused to help them any further by telling them where to get it for sure and I still did notwalked away

Reminds me of 2 songs from the 80’s:

What is Love

Is this Love:

And looking back at this young couple and asking???

What is Love is it spewing poison in calling a book clerk satan’s helper who is telling you it is a small book that the computer had one in stock but if another customer picked it up to read it and did not put back in the right shelf it is then like looking for a needle in a perennial haystack..

Is this abuse in treating a book clerk who. Is trying to help you IS this Love that ironically the book is talking about that God engraved in the believers heart towards Himself and then to fellow human beings???

Is this Love that instead of reflecting the love of God to others you yourself becomes a divine obstacle to others???

What is Love??? Is it spiritual prideful self righteous Christians

Or the humility and tenderness Jesus expressing by cleaning His disciples feet:

John 13:

was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 

2The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 

3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;

4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 

5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 

7Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” 

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” 

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 

11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean. 

12When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 

13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 

14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.

15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 

16Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 

17Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

After I could not take it any longer

I walked away to help another customer shaking my head at my treatment of me by fellow Christians hoping both the human author words a pale finite reflection of God and His word-the original source material which the author mined from- would bring conviction and repentance that at least the next time they meet a fellow Christian in service industry treat them like family…..

Yet I Think sometimes Satan does not need any outside help …for inside all our hearts and minds is a natural ally: our sinful nature…

With the verses of first Corinthians chapter 13echoing in my ears and in my mind and in my heart as I walked my personal green mile they had prepared for me with their venom:

The Way of Love

13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love

Final thoughts:

For doctrine and the heart and mind are Siamese twins that cannot be separated with one or the other

Perishing into a blind love with God’s eyeglasses to give it and correcting and directing vision,, or a darkened mind bathed in eternal night-with a light like a lighted match barely able to light inches in front of your eyes 👀 or creating at best shadows hard to distinguish or lead the way like Plato’s cave analogy

Or CS Lewis dwarves in the stable door barely tasting feasting the riches in Christ and our new life in Him….

Really final thoughts:

This last secular song reminds both biblical, pastoral and mine own illustration of the essential relation of God’s Word with mind and heart-inseparable…..

Can you feel it:

https://youtu.be/9nP4WE_-uqE

Gods truth must be felt savored tasted swallowed digested by heart and mind for a healthy spiritual benefits fully

Psalms 119:

97 

Oh, how I love Your law!

It is my meditation all the day.

98 

You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;

For they are ever with me.

99 

I have more understanding than all my teachers,

For Your testimonies are my meditation.

100 

I understand more than the [q]ancients,

Because I keep Your precepts.

101 

I have restrained my feet from every evil way,

That I may keep Your word.

102 

I have not departed from Your judgments,

For You Yourself have taught me.

103 

How sweet are Your words to my taste,

Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104 

Through Your precepts I get understanding;

Therefore I hate every false way.

נ NUN

105 

Your word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.

106 

I have sworn and confirmed

That I will keep Your righteous judgments.

107 

I am afflicted very much;

Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.

108 

Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,

And teach me Your judgments.

109 

My life is continually [r]in my hand,

Yet I do not forget Your law.

110 

The wicked have laid a snare for me,

Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.

111 

Your testimonies I have taken as a [s]heritage forever,

For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

112 

I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes

Forever, to the very end.

God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of any, or all earthly friends. These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.

Jonathan Edwards

Christ is like a river in another respect. A river is continually flowing, there are fresh supplies of water coming from the fountain-head continually, so that a man may live by it, and be supplied with water all his life. So Christ is an ever-flowing fountain; he is continually supplying his people, and the fountain is not spent. They who live upon Christ, may have fresh supplies from him to all eternity; they may have an increase of blessedness that is new, and new still, and which never will come to an end.

Jonathan Edwards

This is how God has designed the Scriptures to work for human transformation and for the glory of God: the Scriptures reveal God’s glory. This glory, God willing, is seen by those who read the Bible. This seeing gives rise, by God’s grace, to savoring God above all things—treasuring him, hoping in him, feeling him as our greatest reward, tasting him as our all-satisfying good. And this savoring transforms our lives—freeing us from the slavery of selfishness and overflowing in love to others. This joy-sustained, God-exalting transformation of love is then seen by others, who, by God’s grace, glorify God because of it.

John Piper

Which means, therefore, that our Bible reading is never just for seeing, never just for learning and doctrine. It is not even just for savoring, if that savoring is thought of in a private way that leaves us unchanged in our relationship with others. No. We read the Bible—we always read the Bible—for the kind of seeing and savoring Christ that transforms us into his likeness.

John Piper

Exultation that does not flow from education, affections that do not flow from knowing, savoring that does not flow from seeing, feeling that does not flow from thinking – are hollow and rootless – noisy gongs and clanging cymbals. And God is not glorified by artificial and empty passions. True delight is rooted in true doctrine. God-centered Exultation is rooted in God-centered Education.”

– John Piper

Resources:

https://www.monergism.com/life-god-soul-man-ebook

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/the-life-of-god-in-the-soul-of-man

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/a-summary-of-henry-scougals-the-life-of-god-in-the-soul-of-man/

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