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I first want to thank  Athenenoelle for following  “TheNountaineer” and giving me the boost that I needed to start writing again. It has been a long time. I hope that this is not too deep for my readers, for it is the revelation of great evil in our midst! This is something that is very necessary to know about, if not now then soon, it will reveal itself’.

 

I have chosen to write about this difficult topic because my own deceased father was a “Free Mason” and I owe it to his memory to divulge what I have learned since his death. I have known for a very long time that my father was a Free Mason but I never brought up the subject while he was alive. I first saw his “Masonic ring” when I was just a little taller than the night-stand that had the ring sitting on it in an open ring box. I must have been three or four years old. I did not touch it even though I was always curious about new things that I encountered in life. I saw the Masonic ring on the right hand of an elderly man that had a vision about me when I was thirty years old. That 3 part story can be read at: http://nountainier.wordpress.com . That occasion has led me to where I am today. It appears that God has been preparing me for a great spiritual battle, the battle of a lifetime!

 

I believe with all of my soul that we are in what is known as “the last days”, as was referred to in the Bible. If you do not have a copy of the Bible then I urge you to get yourself a copy and start studying it as soon as you can. I have been studying it for nearly 25 years and know that it is “The Word of God”. It contains all that a person needs to know to receive eternal life. This life is full of disappointments and struggles that range from minimal to severe for many of us, and I am included. The Bible tells the world how God created all that we see and very much that we do not see including angels and cherubim. I have seen demons when I was in my twenties. I even saw Satan, who appeared in front of me when I was 18 years old. My 15 year old sister was sitting across the room when it happened and she is a witness. When it ended, I looked over at her and she had a look of horror on her face. It was not until 2009 that she finally confirmed that she had also seen the same thing as I had seen. This was proof that the Bible is accurate and true.

 

I lived in the national forest for the first ten years after moving to this area of S.E. Arizona in January of 1987. Those years were very difficult and  they included interactions with human smugglers as well as drug smugglers. When I was in town looking for work, the illegals would break-in to my small travel trailer and steal all that they could steal. There were times when I returned to find that they had stolen more than I was able to obtain through my trip into town. This was a form of Satanic attack, though it would be years later that I would recognize that I was truly in the spiritual battle of a lifetime.

 

It was about 15 years after moving into town that I learned about the large number of “Free Masons” living in this small town. I had experienced more trouble in this town than any other place that I had ever lived in previously. I had been befriended by a man who was previously associated with the Chicago crime families before he moved back to this town from Alaska, where he had operated a placer gold mining suction dredge which was very profitable. I learned, sometime later, that this man was providing information about me to a very wicked owner of the ranch that had the grazing rights in the portion of the national forest where I had lived on my mining claim. During the 15 years, I was shot at twice while prospecting in a different  section of national forest that was only a few miles from town. I knew who it was who shot at me and I did not reveal to them that I knew who did it. One of these people ate lunch at the senior center where I also ate lunch. I was allowed to eat there even though I was not old enough because I was legally disabled and was receiving money from Social Security. It was this income that enabled me to move into town and to eventually rent a place of my own. It was this man who revealed that he was a “Free Mason” and when I revealed that my father had been a Mason he tried on a couple of occasions to get me to become a Free Mason. I told him that I was never a “joiner” and was not interested. He eventually decided to show his true self by threatening me with great bodily harm at the Senior Center and he harassed me for the next 6 months. He wanted to run me off but he was not aware of my strong faith and my lack of fear concerning these things.

 

I drove 1500 miles to witness to my father before he died because I was concerned about his alcoholism and the fact that he was also a womanizer and I wanted to take him on a vacation and hopefully wake him up to his need for salvation through the shed blood of Christ Jesus who is the “Son of God”. That was not how it turned out. I soon realized that he was not interested in reconciling with me or The Lord God! He eventually ordered me off of his property, but not before The Holy Spirit of Christ revealed to me that my father was “possessed by Satan”. I did not want to believe that my father was possessed so I tried to shake off this thought but it came back so strong that I had to accept it as factual. I then said to my father “you are possessed by Satan” and I started to slowly walk toward him and he then started walking backwards away from me until he was up against the fence between his property and the neighbors property. I did not know how he became possessed until I had been  living in this small town in Arizona for about 17 years. I had found a radio program on the Internet that offered an alternative world view by a retired orthopedic surgeon in California. This person was also a Christian and did 5 hours of “talk radio” each week day and he had a different guest for each one hour program. It was through this Godly man’s radio program that I started to learn about Free Masonry and eventually learned how my father and all Free Masons become demon possessed and by default are “possessed by Satan”. It was one of this retired surgeon’s guests that revealed this important information to me about Free Masonry. It was the author of “Free Masonry, Deadly From The First Degree” that wrote about how it was when a man first joined Free Masonry that they become demon possessed. It was revealed that this “first degree” ritualistic ceremony was actually a wedding ceremony with”Baal”, who was a false god worshiped by the inhabitants of “the promised land” that the Hebrew people eventually conquered after being led out of slavery in Egypt. After this ceremony, the new member went home with their first demon, even though they were not aware of what had just happened to them. There are two levels of activity in Free Masonry and only some of the members are introduced to the spiritual level or are actually made  aware of the Satanic nature of this wicked secret organization. It is during the 30th degree ceremony that they swear with a sword in their hands to fight to destroy Christianity!

 

This is part one and it is my desire to continue this revelation about Free Masonry in one or more blog posts that I intend to publish at a later time. There are other similar posts availably at http://simplysupernaturalistic.wordpress.com .

 

 

Interstitial Cystitis is a non-bacterial disorder of the bladder that affects both men and women, and women in particular. I, as a man, have suffered with this disorder since April of 2006, when my bladder failed to heal, or so I thought.  Bladder Cancer surgery and the onset of IC occurred at about the same time. After a year of suffering with bladder pain and only being able to sleep for 45 minutes at a time, my urologist gave me a pamphlet about this and sure enough, I had most of the listed symptoms. It took another 6 months to get my insurance to pay for the only medication available for this, because it is so very expensive.

There is a non-profit organization that is named after this disorder. They have become entangled with one or more left leaning political organizations, therefore I hesitate to even mention their name. They, as well as most other groups claim  that they do not know what it is exactly, or what causes it.  I contacted them once offering an explanation of the circumstances that seem to cause Interstitial Cystitis, but they did not respond.

It is relatively well-known in the medical profession now, that altering a womans hormones can cause problems and can promote one or more types of cancer, as I understand it. I have discerned through my own circumstances and research that hormone altering drugs are indeed the greatest contributing factor, if not the actual cause of this disease. I had been given “Proscar” for 11 of the 12 months that were recommended by the manufacturer. “Finisteride”, which is the active ingredient  in both Proscar and Propecia, appears to be the most  dangerous  ingredient in both drugs. Before the discovery of the bladder cancer, I had been off of that drug for about 4 or 5 months when the tumor was discovered in my bladder. Proscar is for “enlarged prostate” and causes changes in the male hormone called “Testosterone” and is the primary cause of  my particular case of this disease, according to all of my research.

I would now like to warn everyone, men and women alike, to stay away from ALL “hormone altering drugs”, including Proscar and Propecia, as well as the other brands of prostate shrinking drugs! Our bodies are designed to work with the help of hormones and the drug companies do not do enough research and animal testing before they push the FDA to approve these,  as well as other potentially dangerous drugs, in my opinion. I just spoke to a nurse at a local hospital who also has this disease and was on birth control pills for years before discovering her condition. Birth control pills are big business for the drug companies, making them very rich, as well as the other hormone altering drugs since the guidelines were relaxed. This is especially true, since I learned that the FDA,  reduced the restrictions and the amount of Human testing that they had previously required. The “Drug Companies” will not admit that their products may or actually do cause harm! This is No surprise to me. I am living proof of this!  I have been injured for LIFE!

Updated information, as of about June of 2012:  There is now a sizable class action lawsuit against “Merck”,  for both drugs.  A  search should produce for you much of this information, especially after this “Class Action”  lawsuit has been adjudicated or settled, if that is possible. As far as my ability to participate in this, I have been informed that for the original lawsuit, I am probably  too old! I am almost 60 years old and am not very likely to be selected as a participant for that reason. and at this time. The “Law Firms” want an easy case, which means that men that are much younger than I am, are the best candidates, in their opinion!  I have not given-up hope for my situation, mainly since it is apparently the first suit against “Merck”, concerning  these two drugs.

If you have loved ones or male friends that you care about then please inform them about this class action lawsuit, and “Inform Them”, whether male or female, because the suffering that this “IC” causes, can and is quite disabling and you can possibly help them or yourself  avoid this suffering, if they are well-informed on this as well as other similar situations that are likely caused by “Dangerous Drugs”.

Please comment or contact me if you can provide additional facts or other information concerning this situation! It is very important. I would really appreciate it!  Thanks, in advance, for any assistance on this.

The Nountaineer

How are your thoughts about God shaping your outlook on everything else in life?  The image that we have in our  minds about our Creator does indeed impact our viewpoint concerning people as well as God’s universe and all that is in it. This includes our faith, God’s will, sin, and our willingness to obey that which is written in God’s Word. Psalm 139 deals with some of the aspects of God’s ways and how He would direct our path in life. Recommended reading: Psalm 139 through 150.

This brief post was inspired by Koinonia House eNews, for the week of March 29, 2011

An Old Prospector/Mountain Man

The Nountaineer

It has been a long time since I felt that our national forests in the southern part of Arizona were safe to spend leisure time in. I used to be able to hike, hunt for mineral specimens, camp and really enjoy the wildlife in those areas. Now I, as well as others that I know, have been warned by Federal Agents in our area that it is not safe to be unarmed and traveling alone in areas outside of town which includes both public and private land. While I am on that subject, the Arizona Game and Fish officers were tracking a mountain lion and had to warn a woman who was walking daily down a particular road, that the lion was tracking her and her dog!  She had also been warned by federal agents who were about to bust a group of smugglers that they had been tracking. They were just sitting and  waiting for them to reach a certain point before arresting them. She asked me to go with her because she was disabled and could not use a firearm, so I provided the weapons and protection necessary to protect her on her walks. The general public has no idea of how dangerous it is near our southern border and I am about to share a little of how it was previously, before I moved into town.

There was a 10 year period from 1987 to 1997 when I had personal interactions with the illegals coming into our country. Some were involved in human smuggling and others were traveling in small groups and they did not bring their contraband into my camp so I am not sure what their primary purpose was. One who came alone into my camp did speak English and said that they were lost and needed directions. He was in charge of this group and was being paid for his services, I am sure of it. After I told him what his choices were I asked if they had a container to carry water because it was getting hot and their route had no water along the way that I was sending them. He indicated that they needed a container so I turned my back and started for my 17 foot travel trailer to get it. Something felt wrong and I am sure now that it was The Holy Spirit warning me so I turned my head to look behind me and he was about to jump me from behind! When he saw that I had caught him in the act, he stopped and I continued into my trailer to get what I needed. Then I cautiously handed him the container. As he turned to go out to where he had left his companions, I said : “may God go with you”. He then began cursing me in Spanish as he was walking away. I believe that one reason why he hesitated and did not follow through and jump me was that I was a little bigger than he was and he could also see that I was no wimp. I had hiked the sides of the canyon for years while working very hard and carrying heavy loads up and down the sides of the canyon! This is just one instance of what might happen while I was at my camp area.

When I was away, while in town trying to find work, all too often they would come through and break-in and steal as much as they could, to re-outfit themselves with as much as they could carry. It was tough because I would go back into the mountains with only enough gas, food and other supplies to last me a few days or longer and they would have stolen more than I had been able to obtain for myself. It was not easy being a Christian toward these criminals. After years of experience with this flow of illegals, I had pretty strong evidence that at least 80% were indeed criminals and would do whatever they needed to do to carry out their goal. If they had not committed a crime before reaching their destination, it was because they did not have the opportunity to do so! I once out of desperation, asked a deputy : “what if I have to shoot one of them”? He said “bury him”! As a Christian, I could not do something that was illegal so I said : Wouldn’t that be illegal”? Then he said “well, then you should report it”. These are people who see first hand the kind of human trash that are coming across our southern border!

I was once approached by a hunter during deer season who warned me about the bear and lion in the area and said that I should have a gun. He said this because I mentioned that the homemade walking stick that I was using was my only protection. It was made from a straight oak sapling that I had come across and it had a bit of a club end on the bottom. I replied that because of my experience up there, it was the “two-legged” predators that I was concerned about, not the “four-legged”. I had been growled at by both bear and lion while hiking around the area of my mining claim and the local wildlife by then had become somewhat used to me being there. In fact, It had to a certain degree, become “my territory”.

On another occasion, a retired deputy sheriff said that he was coming up to visit but I forgot and needed to make a trip into Tucson, Arizona. When he arrived at my camp he spotted an illegal alien trying to hide himself across the canyon. When he saw that he had been spotted he got up and ran while carrying an aluminum type suitcase which probably had cocaine or heroin in it because the marijuana is normally wrapped with plastic and then again with burlap having baling wire wrapped around it to be able to carry it. It would also have a rag wrapped around the wire to keep the wire from digging into their hands.

One day, I saw a twin-engine airplane dive into the canyon and then pull-up using full power to climb over the ridge on the other side of the canyon. He had a helper who dumped a big bale of what must have been marijuana out of the plane, then he circled around and did it again! As it turned out, the second time was to spot where the bail had landed so that they could mark it on a map. Right after he did it the second time, a military green twin-engine plane flew over following after the same route while trying to catch the first plane! It had something that looked like a torpedo under the bottom of the plane. I think that it was either a radar unit or a jamming device to possibly cripple the first plane with a pulse of energy. It was dispatched from Fort Huachuaca in Sierra Vista, Arizona where they have a special army base used for a variety of things including training foreign military units. They have an “Aerostat Balloon”which is on a cable that they winch up and back down in bad weather. It is loaded with electronic gear including radar. That is how they spotted the first plane.

The next day a Big Hertz/Penske moving van type of rental truck drove by me while heading up the canyon. I could not believe my eyes. What on Earth was that big diesel truck doing so far up in the mountains, I thought to my self? About an hour later two young Mexicans came into my camp to ask for help. They said that the truck was ready to fall off of the road into the canyon so they needed a ride into town. I had no money or gas to get back so I said that I would help if they had gas money for me. They said that they had no money so they were on their own, I could not help them. While we were talking, one mentioned that they had a “map”. When I heard him say it , I said “you have a map”? He immediately stopped talking at that point because it was the “smugglers map” that he had! That night at around 8pm a big Kenworth conventional type semi-tow-truck stopped by my camp and the driver walked a little further up the road and then turned around and left. It was from a big towing company in Tucson. This was on a Monday. That company tried all week to get that rental truck turned around and on Thursday it came driving by, all scratched up from the tree branches. It was a new truck when it went by the first time! The next day just before sunset, a ’75 Chevy pickup with two older Mexicans in it went up the canyon and just as it was getting dark they drove out of the canyon with a big bail covered with dark green plastic in the back of their truck. I took a hike up canyon about mid-week to have a look at the truck but I did not touch it. I thought that they might have had someone on the hill watching the situation. I was just a little curious.

These are just a sampling of the kinds of things that happen down by the southern border. Now things have gotten much worse since the National Guard built barriers to keep smugglers in smaller vehicles from cutting the ranchers fences and just driving across the border! The big drug cartels are at war with each other over these routes since they are hauling these loads on foot with human mule trains carrying 40 pound packs on their backs and with an AK-47 in the front and another assault rifle at the rear of the mule train. They have their own cooks, satellite telephones and all the gear that they needed. They rest during the day and travel at night with their dope. They have totally trashed these forest trails with trash multiple feet deep in certain areas! I have been warned by the local ranchers who know me to not go into the mountains where my mining claim is alone, even armed. I would be seriously out gunned! This is “Organized Crime” and we must stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war and losing the battle! Those in power in our government know very well what is going on but because of the politics, they are doing very little about it! The only thing that these cartels are AFRAID of is the U.S. Military and the politicians will not use the resources that we have to stop this INVASION. Yes we are being invaded and there is nothing that the citizens can do except just sit back and watch our country going down the drain! There is one thing that we all should be doing and that is to pray for our nations leaders and those who are on the front lines like the Border Protection Unit (Border Patrol) and Customs Service as well.

The Old Prospector

The Nountaineer

In a certain sense, we are given choices that determine our eternal course in this life. Jesus described these choices as between two paths that take us through either a “straight and narrow gate” or a “wide path” that leads to eternal destruction, and many go therein. This is to many today somewhat of a simplified set of choices that seem to be somewhat outdated or even unrealistic. I can assure you, that to those of you who  doubt that life can be so simple as having these two decisions but it is as true today as it was in Jesus day! We can make the decision to reject the God of the Bible and live that very Godless life which consists of self-gratification and basic selfishness. These people try to do good things to try to satisfy their conscience and do it in the sight of others so that those acquaintances or so-called friends will think well of them but they are still empty inside afterwords when all is said and done, but they never really find true satisfaction!

It is only when these people give up their efforts to find satisfaction in anything other than God Himself! They must fill that empty spot in their soul, that God shaped void that only God can fill and then and only then will they start to find true peace and fulfillment. This is the straight and narrow gate that leads to eternal life! It is a narrow path because our choices are limited yet well-defined by the maker of all things and He and only He has the right to say what is good in His eyes and we must obey. The thing to remember is that God truly loves us and only wants that which is best for us so we must give our will to him and simply “Trust”. Since He created us then he absolutely knows what is best! So then, will you surrender your choices to his guidance and simply trust Him? The narrow path is the best path for both you and I! Jesus said to His disciples “Follow Me” and we must do the same. I have chosen to follow Him and my life has not been the same! I gave Him the title-deed to my life which he already owned but since he has given us free will, we must make the decision to allow Him to take control of our lives and He will do that which is best for our lives since He knows the future!

Will you consider how well you have done, with you in control of your life? Now consider that the Creator of the universe knows how to do it better, much better! Give Him  a chance before it is too late! Our days are numbered and He is the only one who knows how much longer we have to make that very important decision and we do not! Once we die, then our last chance is gone for ever! We are given plenty of evidence in the creation itself to know that He exists. The knowledge of him is built into us but sometime during childhood, our society manages to put enough doubt into us to cause us to procrastinate  and try to manage our lives ourselves. Later we die without making that very important decision and then you are without hope because your life is gone for ever! Please consider that “Straight and Narrow Gate”, while you still can! We have a God-given purpose, try to find it! This is based on a passage in Matthew Chapter 7 verse 13.

The Nountaineer

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The Spiritual Gifts from The Holy Spirit are provided to believers when they receive Eternal Life through Faith in their LORD and Savior, Jesus The Messiah or The Word of God who set aside His Prerogative to stay seated on the Throne of Glory, at the Right Hand of The Father. He then, chose to be born a human being, who are created in the image of God. It was Love that caused Him to do this and pity for this vast sea of humanity who were like sheep without a Shepard, wandering to and fro without hope. Mankind had been cursed along with all of creation and without a sinless Savior to become the Final and most complete sacrifice, there was no hope for humanity. After Our LORD paid the Great Price for our salvation, He then returned to Glory and 10 days later He sent the promised Holy Spirit at the time of Pentecost which meant that Jerusalem was filled with those who chose to worship the God of the Jewish people. This was the beginning of the “Church” which is the body of Christ, Also known as the “Bride of Christ” who will someday be snatched away to meet The Lord in the air or upper atmosphere which is  the “Second Heaven”. Actually, it could be anywhere, from where the clouds are to the outer atmosphere or “space”.

Now back to the “Gifts of The Spirit”. Each “true believer” receives at least one spiritual gift and these are available in the books of 1st Corinthians chapters 12, and 14, 1st Peter chapter 4, Ephesians chapter 4, Romans chapter 4 and of course in the book of Acts which describes the coming of The Holy Spirit at Pentecost. I can not speak very much in-depth about the gifts that I do not personally have but know that at least one of the gifts that I have  is “Spiritual Discernment”. Spiritual Discernment is a gift that is very important today but not many seem to have it or they do not yet realize what it is or how to use it! I have found that this gift is somewhat threatening to people, sometimes because members are not certain of their own salvation! If a person with Spiritual Discernment was incorporated into every body of believers then the “Chaff” would be recognized for who they are and removed or made to understand that they are at best seekers and are not allowed to take communion or take part in Church leadership at all!

Today is a time like no other in the history of the Earth. The battle is raging for the hearts, minds, and souls of our children. The enemy of all mankind has conceived all types of traps, snares, and deceptions to keep or prevent as many human beings from knowing the Truth which is God’s Truth and no other. The battle is on Earth yet the primary players are in another realm or dimension. This takes an incredible amount of “Spiritual Discernment” as well as caution when defending against an invisible enemy who hates all of humanity because we are created in the image of God and because God is their primary enemy. That which makes it even more difficult to understand is that the battle has already been won by “The Word of God”, when He died on the cross and paid the sin debt for all who will believe a simple yet astonishing truth. “We are “Saved By Faith”. All other religions are in one form or another, “works based” in their understanding of what is “good” and what is needed for atonement, of one sort or another.

The description of this spiritual battle in the Bible has proven to be absolutely true. I know this from personal experience yet it has taken decades for me to even begin to understand why I have seen and experienced all that I have. I finally turned to the Bible after God personally stepped into my life at the age of 30. There was a long interval where I was like a ship without a rudder because I received Christ as my Savior at the age of 6 and for a variety of reasons why, it took a long time for me to look to “The Book” for some answers.  The main reason is, my parents were not saved and soon afterwords stopped taking myself and my siblings to church. Then not long afterwords, they divorced and I was never properly discipled. The “Word of God” is now like daily food that is every bit as important as food for the body. The better the nutrition for the body then the healthier will be the body, and it is the same for our soul and spirit! Without  feeding daily on God’s word, we become not only malnourished but leave ourselves open to attack by “the enemy”. This does not mean that we are not attacked daily any way, it means that we are better prepared to resist the attacks. I have found that for me it is necessary to listen to the audio Bible daily if possible as well as listening every evening to as many of my favorite Bible expositors as possible. Since I live alone it is possible for me to spend most of my waking hours filling my mind with God’s truths. It is something like an immunization. The enemy still tries to get a foot-hold in my life but when his attacks happen, I know why and do not turn and run but stand my ground with the addition of spiritual armor from God and can even use the LORD’s offensive weapon which is God’s Word!

The “Spiritual Gifts” today are more important than ever in my opinion because the church has been invaded by false Christians and it is primarily  the fault of the Church leaders, who for a couple of reasons at least have allowed anyone with money in their pockets to join or simply attend to support all the Church activities as well as because of pride, which is to increase their numbers and become larger than their competing Churches in their area. I know that this sounds harsh and it is, but the truth needs to be made known. The Body of Christ is in trouble for the lack of integrity and for the lack of concern for the purity of “The Body of Christ”. These children of Satan have infiltrated into the Church , just as they have into our government and worked their way into leadership and are steering the Body of Christ down the wide  road that leads to destruction, just as they are doing to our country! The true believers have been deceived into thinking that all of their church activities are somehow accomplishing Christ’s mission for His Church. The leaders have ignored the importance of the “Spiritual Gifts” that work to keep the “Body of Christ” healthy and protected from the wiles of the devil. Lets face it, the Church is in trouble! Without these gifts being incorporated into the “Body”, we have fallen into the hands and plans of Satan, which is to divert the attention of the Church onto less important things and projects instead of winning souls and seeing that they are properly discipled. One of the main issues that arose  in the “Billy Graham Crusades” was that these people who were making decisions for Christ were not being steered to Godly churches to be properly discipled. Therefore the majority of those who made decisions for Christ, fell away! Many never returned to The Lord.  Some did return, but later in life!

The Primary Purpose of the Church is to worship our Creator with praise and thanksgiving while seeking to obey the “Great Commission” which is to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. The Gospel means “Good News”. That is the good news that our Creator and Redeemer has come and paid the great  price which was necessary to  save us from our sin debt which is owed to a Holy God who must be satisfied by a pure blood sacrifice and only Christ Jesus could pay it! We in the body of Christ need to not only worship God but we are to seek and to save the lost with that same good news. It is actually The Holy Spirit who regenerates the spirit. Our job is to plant the seed of the Word of God and also water the seed that has been planted by others and the Spirit gives the growth.

After we have our worship and fellowship, we are to do these very things in our own neighborhoods and at work and even in our schools and government. We are not to fear the repercussions from unbelievers who jeer and ridicule Christians who truly live out their faith and are obedient to God. These things are to be expected and Jesus Himself said”Because they hated Me, they will also hate you”. And they do, especially if you are obedient! The ungodly want us to hide in our churches and our homes and keep the Word of God out of their hearing and to a great degree they have succeeded in browbeating us into submission. When was the last time that you witnessed to your neighbor or someone at work? It takes courage to risk being rejected yet we are commanded to do just that and be ready for ridicule and scorn! We are also to go into ALL of the world and not just our neighborhoods. There are millions dying every year and going into a Christ-less eternity. If we are not personally called to missions then we are called to support those who do go into the mission field! We are to GIVE even until it hurts and then give even more. I must confess that I am also guilty! I have plans to support missions in a big way as soon as the Lord provides the mineral wealth that I have sat on for the last 24 years. It is all according to his timing and his timing is not my timing, as I have so painfully learned through these many years, even decades!

How can we today truly purify the Church, because the body of Christ has become so very worldly? The prosperity in the western world, and America in particular, today has made the” Body Of Christ” soft and weak! We have become factional, divided into a variety of Christian clubs with many divisions and many distractions that keep the Church from its God-given course of action to “GO” to seek and to save the lost. We need to take a hard look at the early Church and how they worked as a unit, although scattered around the known world through persecution which was hard yet healthy for the True Church. Affluence has made the body of believers soft and unprepared for spiritual warfare which will come as unexpectedly as is needed for the lord to shake the Church into submission and into obedience to God’s Word. Let it happen soon!

I  must confess again that I am not in compliance and I am trying not to allow myself to use my disabilities as an excuse! I am writing as a means of helping myself, along with others who decide to actually read what God has led me to write because I look to the Lord and His Spirit to give me the words and concepts that will help build the Body of Christ as well as bring Glory to Christ! I must daily refresh my understanding of His word through study, prayer seeking His guidance by the leading of His Spirit. A daily relationship is just as necessary with your spouse as it is with The Creator of The Universe. We must have spiritual nourishment as well as nutrition for the body on a daily basis. I have found that both reading the Word of God and listening to the best Bible teachers is the daily nourishment that I need personally.

NASA Hubble Telescope Image of the M84 Galaxy, Massive Black Hole

NASA Released today this single image of a super-massive black hole taken by the imaging spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The super-massive black hole is large enough for 300 million of our suns, which is called 300 million solar masses, to fit within the black hole and is in the galaxy called M84 which is part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. M84 is about 26 light years from the center of its galaxy and about 50 million light years from Earth. This same super-massive black hole is moving at 880,000 miles per hour. The relatively close by galaxy called M87 also has a super-massive black hole relatively near its galaxy’s center.

The heavens truly declare the Glory of GOD and this is regularly confirmed by the Hubble telescope as well as others both in orbit and on the ground. The Bible has been confirmed by scientific data such as this.  More and more scientists are at least secretly acknowledging  the fact that creation is the only possible conclusion available but might lose their tenure or their job altogether, if they speak their minds. May GOD be glorified through His wonderful creation day by day even in this secular society. May the LORD be glorified.

Amen

The Nounainteer

God Saves, While We Are Alive !

 







I have felt unusually down-in-the-dumps lately and I have not understood why. Today, I went to a Super Store whose name I will leave unmentioned, and at the next check-out counter I recognized three women of whom two do not live in my neck of-the-woods normally but I knew why they were in the area. The 90-year-old mother of the two sisters were in town because their mother had suffered some Type of heart attack. I had been in the dark except for a brief description about this woman being in the hospital. We finished checking-out at the same time and I was very anxious to ask about their mother. When I did, I was given the bad news that she had passed away yesterday.

 

I ate lunch with this woman in a semi-public facility a few times each week, and had done so for a few years. I had been very concerned about her because she had behaved in an unusual way in previous months. Her attitude toward me had changed, even though I took very good care of her. I suspected that it had to do with the fact that I had on a few occasions mentioned that I was a Christian and had made brief comments to another person sitting with us, along those lines. Even though these comments were made to other people seated with us, I suspected that it bothered her somehow. I believe that she was not “Saved”and she had developed hard feelings toward me, because of it, somehow. I am now convinced that The Holy Spirit had worked on her heart but she was resistant. I had waited for an opportunity to witness to her but she never joined the conversation when Christian related comments were made in her hearing.

 

My heart has been very burdened because of her spiritual condition and somehow, The Holy Spirit was causing me to be troubled over her condition because her time was short! This goes back to other posts that I have written about “Spiritual Gifting”and It was the gift of “Spiritual Discernment” that through God’s Spirit, had troubled me for this past week or longer! Now she is Gone and I am convinced that she is not in a good place because of her stubbornness and now she will have to endure an eternity of punishment. I can not tell you how saddened I am over this situation and wish it had turned out differently. If you have anyone close to you who you suspect that he or she is not saved then make every effort to talk to them, privately, if possible because you may not have another chance, which was the case in my life. It is too important to allow an opportunity to witness to pass by!

An Ongoing Quest For Answers

My Poetry / My Life

A Question of life – Copyrighted  DDB

1/17/2011

Quite often, I ask myself what should I be, just another poet, an apple in a tree?

The answer is out there, it is so difficult to see.

It is shadowed by heartache, it is shadowed by thee. Should I be a poet?

Should I be a cook? Should I go to college? Should I write a book?

The answer is out there, it is so difficult to see.

Will I ever find, what life means to me?

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