If you should ever be afforded the opportunity to come close to your own death and turn back to look at your life.. at the punctuated equilibrium.. with the stunning clarity that comes with such an incredible opportunity (and, dear sick one.. or injured one, please realize.. you could beat this thing and be the one who does this..)..
you will know. Nothing else compares.. to
with those around you..
and with yourself.
YHWH said, "I will BE who I will be".. THAT is My name. And He is for us Who and what we NEED in our NOW. Breath His pure energy in and exhale the bitterness and fear. You can DO this.
He is here.. for YOU.
It's an alligator sky.. hard skinned, but fearfully and wonderfully made.. and ready for the fierce future you understand in those wee moments upon awakening every morning.
The Gospel is filled with what? RULES! Nope. Wrong gospel.
You don't do the Rules.. YHWH does YOU.. and the rules flow like wine!
The True Gospel is filled with GRACE! Thanks Blaise Foret . It just gets better.
Happy Fourth of July, world! I say that because of the AMAZING break through and - celebration with fireworks into the 4th - of our dear friends in Cairo, Egypt, who successfully deposed the Muslim Brotherhood leader, Morsi!
READ WITH ME from the 7m38s point - LINK, I read through the Declaration of Independence (with commentary). Join me!
It's an interesting coincidence that there are 3 "declarations" that rule the day on planet Earth right now -
1 - The 1776 USA Declaration of Independence - the strongest and longest lasting.
2 - The 1948 UN Universal Declaration for Human Rights and (last and, by far, least)
3 - The 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Isalm - the horrible notions of "Shariah" governance Egyptians are fighting against now!
There is one Declaration that stand supreme - the one for these united States of America (capitalization from the original). May we and the rest of the world see it.. before it's too late.
Also, consider starting here - where I speak to the plight of Native Americans - First Nations People - 26m0s - LINK... great cause for humility among non-natives of every color and creed...
Moby has a song, We are all made of stars.
Probably don't quite agree with what he thinks... i'm guessing, a Darwinistic theory that says we're made from evolved stardust.. but we were formed from dust that YHWH spoke into existance.. and can "shine like the stars..."
Here's something I ran into punching "I feel lucky" button on Google search this morning (they sucked me in with their pretty little (Disney?) cartoon depiction of the American vacation on July 4).
Kinda beautiful, no? What will we DO with all this stuff in the coming milennia?
Every day is Earth Day for this compassionate conservative Christian! Did you know the dirt beneath your feet process the nutrients that feed us? And that it's one of the most bio-diverse organisms on Earth? And it's what YHWH breathed into to create US!
(And, with an estimated 100 trillion good bacteria inside us, we seem to remain incredibly bio-diverse with a majority of our weight taken up by those little friendly critters that help make us who we are!)
I like to keep my faith spicy - because the glorious liberty prophesied in Romans 8 is spicy! Please consider liking my new page, facebook.com/gloriouslibertycom
And that's why I LOVE this video about the ecology of the soil. Didn't previously know, but apparently we feed the soil and it digests the nutrients and makes them available for the plants! The earth beneath our feet is the most complex organism... on Earth!
I'm convinced one of the things that will set the sons and daughters of YHWH apart is their love of the "land" (1,489 references in the KJV - "earth" referenced 906 times!).
And keep in mind.. the God we love to trust, worship, gaze into the face of? He's just. In fact, I boast proudly of the fact! He's Just, Merciful and Righteous! (Jer.9:24) And He will have his way. He will remove everything that hinders love! And one of those things that hinders... is our treatment of the Earth!
Examine the following passage (WEBME version)... especially verse 18
11 After the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them.
12 I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them.
13 In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe comes quickly.
15 The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Messiah. He will reign forever and ever!
16 The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God’s throne, fell on their faces and worshiped God,
17 saying: “We give you thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was; because you have taken your great power, and reigned.
18 The nations were angry, and your wrath came, as did the time for the dead to be judged, and to give your bondservants the prophets, their reward, as well as to the holy ones, and those who fear your name, to the small and the great; and to destroy those who destroy the earth.
19 God’s temple that is in heaven was opened, and the ark of the Lord’s covenant was seen in his temple. Lightnings, sounds, thunders, an earthquake, and great hail followed.
So here's the new, compact little header over at the twitter.com/atomsound account -
And the twitter.com/gloriousfree -
I just like 'em.
And powerful social tools!
Join us there!
And tweet like the freebird you ARE in Yeshua our Messiah, Passover Lamb for all humanity!
(And happy Passover / Pesach!)
So we've arrived. The world is wired for sound.. and light.
The internet has successfully connected every nation so that, potentially, you or I could communicate effectively with someone half a planet away and remote from most modern facilities. This is a miracle, indeed! We can (and I have, on several occasions) make good, lasting friendship with people who dwell in sunlight while I am sleeping under the moon!
What is our aim, tho? Are we aiming at an open, effective (relevant to the hearer), compassionate communication which sparks eternal fire between souls? or at objects that writhe in the slime of garbage refuse with our time spent on the internet?
The Sacred Book granted by the Hebrew people ("old" and new testaments together) becomes more and more relevant as we see through our studies in science, economics, sociology, biology (!), archeology, politics (Declaration!).. that YHWH has not only NOT abandoned us to our own vain imaginations, but He has already ignited the fire of love for us to carry to each other graciously and lavishly... through the wires.
Yeshua, light up our wires.
So. Tonight we will have a distortion of leadership address the nation with a string of untruths unimaginable by our forebearers.
Question, is... what would George Washington say if he were alive today?
This is glorious liberty, folks. And it's what made America great. Study it - learn it - find a practical, lasting way to DO it... or it WILL be lost to your posterity. What say you?
A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end, a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent on others for essential, particularly for military supplies.
The proper establishment of the troops which may be deemed indispensable, will be entitled to mature consideration. In the arrangements which may be made respecting it, it will be of importance to conciliate the comfortable support of the officers and soldiers, with a due regard to economy.
There was reason to hope that the pacific measures adopted with regard to certain hostile tribes of Indians, would have relieved the inhabitants of our southern and western frontiers from their depredations; but you will perceive, from the information contained in the papers which I shall direct to be laid before you, (comprehending a communication from the Commonwealth of Virginia) that we ought to be prepared to afford protection to those parts of the Union, and, if necessary, to punish aggressors.
The interests of the United States require, that our intercourse with other nations should be facilitated by such provisions as will enable me to fulfil my duty in that respect, in the manner which circumstances may render most conducive to the public good; and to this end, that the compensations to be made to the persons who may be employed, should, according to the nature of their appointments, be defined by law; and a competent fund designated for defraying the expenses incident to the conduct of our foreign affairs.
Various considerations also render it expedient that the terms on which foreigners may be admitted to the rights of citizens, should be speedily ascertained by a uniform rule of naturalization.
Uniformity in the currency, weights, and measures, of the United States, is an object of great importance, and will, I am persuaded, be duly attended to.
The advancement of agriculture, commerce, and manufactures, by all proper means, will not, I trust, need recommendation; but I cannot forbear intimating to you the expediency of giving effectual encouragement, as well to the introduction of new and useful inventions from abroad, as to the exertions of skill and genius in producing them at home; and of facilitating the intercourse between the distant parts of our country by a due attention to the post office and post roads.
Nor am I less persuaded, that you will agree with me in opinion, that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness. In one in which the measures of government receive their impression so immediately from the sense of the community as in ours, it is proportionably essential. To the security of a free constitution it contributes in various ways: by convincing those who are entrusted with the public administration, that every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people; and by teaching the people themselves to know and to value their own rights; to discern and provide against invasions of them; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority; between burthens proceeding from a disregard to their convenience, and those resulting from the inevitable exigences of society; to discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness—cherishing the first, avoiding the last; and uniting a speedy but temperate vigilance against encroachments, with an inviolable respect to the laws. (read more)
YHWH, help us live up to our heritage. In Yeshua's name I ask. Amen.
So yeah. I'm selling cellphones. Yup. But it's a nation-wide brick-and-mortar with ZERO COST for my startup! Zero. Business in my pocket. Done. (Actually, I try and keep it out of my pocket as much as possible ... and use speakerphone, but that's episode 003... "Cellphone Safety." And we ALL need to heed it.) The linkydinky.
Happiness is an interesting thing.. and, altho the industrialization is STILL happening in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) and other countries, we DO have an up-to-bat with the interconnectedness of the internet. So let's batter-up!