Truth, Justice and God’s Way

January 19, 2017 at 4:38 am (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder, WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The following link (at the bottom) inspired this blog. Actually it and many other documentaries I’ve been watching for a while now. Honestly I was unsure what was driving me to watch these real life stories. Some were very inspiring and dealt more with acts of nature and the hardships people over-came to move on, most were, sadly, the moving forward after another human being caused harm and suffering to them and those they loved. These are called crimes. It took some time but Adonai has finally began to speak into His pulling me into this documentary marathon I seemed to have been running. 

The documentary below is graphic in many ways, more in depth than most and longer. If you choose to watch it, please be aware of children who may happen upon you as you do. This film is the best film to put all the points I’m about to make into perspective. It’s raw nature has a stunning balance that is rare in documentaries and, of course, as I’m drawn to…God gets an amazing glory in the end. All the points here are capable of standing on their own without viewing it however. 

I realize these question have been asked before; in multitudes of ways. The concept isn’t new, the answers…well no less complex…sort of. Perhaps sometimes God puts us in front of these questions in more intimate settings and has us write out the process to solidify it for our own walk in this life. I lean in this direction. Though He often asks us to share for the purpose of someone else, yes, even just one other person, His work in you will be used in His work in them. I pray these writings only do what He intended. 

What would a society be like if: 

☆ The “old sexual code” of proper conduct was the norm and the only accepted method – legally, morally, ethically?  

Definition: No sex before marriage. Sex is viewed as sacred and private between adult men and women (plural in context not in number of persons at one event). Sex is only sacred between those two individuals of commitment before God and man on their wedding day. Sex with a child, animal, same sex person, or family member is a CRIME, punishable by death. Why? Simply put, sex ANY other way kills something extremely valuable to God. 

☆ God’s rules of justice was adopted by society                          

Definition: Don’t murder, don’t lie, don’t covet, don’t take lightly His Name – meaning His character, don’t dishonor parents, don’t commit adultery – unfaithfulness in marriage – this being considered a value BEFORE marriage; that faithfulness to one’s spouse begins the day they are born for the one God has set aside for them. Thus rendering experimental, recreational, better put, premarital Sex – WRONG.

God is indeed God, no other God will be tolerated, not because of rules but because any other thing given His place will lead to the utter heartbreaking corruption of the person God created. All other instructions will be broken without fail if these two are not the focus – the beginning and end of all moral judgement. 

Remember to give God one day. (Remember the Sabbath) Just to Him – rest for that day; the needs and cares of the whole world will be cared for by Him and only Him on this day. How can He prove it if we’re constantly in control? This builds our trust and proves further…God is in control. And for good reason!

☆ Questions and ponderings 

Who was the first to introduce the death penalty?

How does Yeshua (Jesus) without nullifing God’s previous dictates fulfill them all with justice? 

What is the true sign of repentance?

God knew that child abuses and societal influence of all kinds would be a factor in any crime committed in all those instructions from Genesis to Leviticus for balance and justice. What does this say about His methods of instruction?

Trust and obey – God is the only One worthy of such from anyone. Only He knows the balance point between good and evil, right and wrong, lies and deceit and ignorance and naivety, innocence and willfulness, cause and effect. 

Did God make/create murders, rapest, adulterers, cheats, etc?

Haven’t we all murdered in our thoughts? (This is where all physical acts begin) He created me and you. We have all lied, cheated, adulterated. In our thoughts, when we lie, we steal from someone. Everyone is owed the truth as a standard of conduct in the Kingdom of God. And rape? Again starting in the thoughts, none sees and most will never show they existed. Rape is non-consentual sex. Has everyone consented to all our imaginings? Sound extreme or over-the-top? Again the questions are pointed at the possibilities of society if such things were viewed this way and acted on accordingly. Would porn have ever been born? Would any inappropriate sexual act or deed be subject to leniency or acceptibility which has indeed led to the corruption of society?

☆ Questions everyone should find the answers to. (Yes, the word “should” got used…without apology)

What is the difference between God’s true ways and the many ways the church has distorted them? Ie: exorcism, branding, legalism, judgement.

Why did Yeshua accept death on the cross? Keeping in mind, yes, He was innocent, but on that cross He took every sin ever committed and that would ever be committed on Himself! 

How do all these things, these questions, these answers impact a life? Yours, mine, the neighbor, the community, society?

☆ Truths Indisputable

God alone makes, creates, shapes. Man gets ahold of these and as soon as they try to change it, even ever so slightly, these things become dysfunctional. In other words, they can no longer be cherished and enjoyed as He designed them. 

God made: man, woman, earth, space, marriage, Sex, relationships/family, balance, Justice, life, death, forgiveness, mercy, truth, grace, compassion, kindness, patience, long suffering, giving/generosity, hope, peace, love. 

When anything He made gets altered they become the twisted polar opposite, they act against instead of for. 

Only God can be troubled or sort out the details of something so complex as a human being, created in His image, so hated by His enemy. A human justice system? How can one expect perfection within it? There are more things we need not know than we need to know. So many things we need to simply be able to trust and obey, for there is no other way! Too many opinions, to many postings and publications of things we need not concern ourselves with. I wonder how much medication people would stop needing for anxiety if they just didn’t hear, see, and know so darned much these days. I know the jurors of the case below will never ever be able to remove the images and details of that case from their minds. It could be argued that it may be for good reasons, it could also be argued against all good reasoning! That is: if humans keep thinking of those things. God isn’t Teviah from Fiddler on the Roof, He’s not up there saying… “On the other hand…but on the other hand…”  He is capable, and by that it means, completely perfect and split-second fast, at knowing every second, every instant, every occasion, every event, of everyone involved in everything, taking all things into consideration and doing the right thing. Period. Only God. So what? if we just can’t let go of controlling things trying to “understand” everything…what if…what if we just did it God’s Way?

We can. I can, I will by the grace given by Yeshua, the Holy Spirit. It begins with just one day, all those little choices, God’s Way, not mine. Society as we read in the Truth called the Word of God will not operate according to Gods ways, not right now. But…our homes can. These will effect other homes…which will effect our community…which may effect revival in some small section of society. BUT! The impact on our true Home, with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, where they have come to make their home in you and me…eternity ripples, souls praise, heaven is singing that tune as we speak (errr…or read 😉). As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!

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Truth for Living – Part 2

March 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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I can’t think of a more sensitive subject in general than what people eat. The only other subject is Who they believe in and why. That comes close. I never really thought about it much truly. Most people, when talking about the subject of food, typically are talking about a great meal or bad one they had. Or they talk “turkey” about whose going to bring what to a dinner or picnic, invitations to a meal (out or at a home), or a new thing they tried that was “to die for”(and they might). Over the last five years cooking shows have come full swing, often conversations will roll over the latest episode of some show or another. But, just like most things in life, the “talk” bubbles at the surface but doesn’t really hit “home” – go somewhere that changes.

As a child I was raised in a meat and potatoes kind of family. My folks came from farming families. My grandpa on my mom’s side was “the health nut” – hence I never really paid much attention to his eating habits. Let face it, when your greater authorities call someone a nut of any kind, as a child, you tend to disregard them. My grandpa’s wife, my grandma, on the other hand was an alcoholic pumped so full of pharmaceutical meds and “junk food” – she was called a different kind of “nut”. I didn’t know my grandparents on my dad’s side, they lived far away, both geographically and relationally.

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Soda was my childhood obsession. My grandma always had it, and I always got one there. In junior high school I began to sneak Pepsi home and I would drink it when I went to bed. Ugh! I, thank the Lord, I never really craved candies much, though I had my share. I craved salty and crunchy things more. So chips and granola bars were a fave. I did like my mom’s cooking, boy can she cook. Stews, chilies, chicken and mashed potatoes, even salads. Admittedly though, my liking for veggies grew broader as I aged. Broccoli was “yucky”, and I tolerated it as a youngster. LOVE broccoli now.

Mexican food became a sanity must for me. Everything was better with green chile and cheese. Chips and salsa to this day keeps my taste buds friendly. I never drank cows milk due to its complete disagreement with my stomach. Which was okay, as I didn’t care for the taste anyway. Chocolate milk was the only thing I would endure the punishment of drinking cows milk for.

Red meat. ..ahhh now there’s a substance I could be creative with! Brown a pound of ground beef with a little salt, pepper, and garlic and I was a happy gal. Don’t tell me beef is bad, I’ll change your mind first before mine would even try to reconsider. That is, until I hit 35 years old and it started to do the same thing to my gut that cows milk would as child. Is there such a thing a food depressed? It really bummed me out, how do I live without my beef?

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Around the age of 30, my husband Sam and I learned of a thing called The Hallelujah Diet. (This is basically a vegetarian diet with a lot of fresh juicing) and dove in. Miracles happened in our bodies. Weight dropped off like leaves off a tree in autumn. Breath stopped sinking, farts too. Energy! Wow, I almost felt 18 again. We made one big mistake. We had a weekly cheat night. Nothing was off limits on cheat night and we indulged. Then winter hit. My mind just couldn’t bend around Colorado winters without beef stew, red chile, pot roast, etc. It lasted about six months and faded out as every single diet known to man will do. Heads up, if it’s called a diet, its temporary, always is. Though we did keep some things from the diet, juiced more regularly, took the vitamins, stopped drinking when we ate (the liquid dilutes the acids in the stomach, causing digestion to become sluggish). Little things, but the menu basically went back to before.

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Enter our 40’s, dear Lord, we felt pains that those who were 60-80 were supposed to “normally” live with. Our heads began to start keeping time with our joints. About 8 months ago someone suggested we watch a documentary called Forks Over Knives. We did. And the Lord tapped again on the same spot as He did in our 30’s. Only this time the truth would hold us more responsible to accept it and let it change us or be ignorant and hope for the best. It did help that my hubby was pushing 300 lbs, and secretly experiencing cardiovascular problems (he didn’t tell me at the time, but I suspected). It was obvious we were both headed towards diabetes. Our health was on the verge of crisis even if we didn’t know how bad. We dropped our knives and grabbed our forks! The following 8 months have been a ride of education that rivals those who go to medical school! All of it shocking, and hard to “swallow” but as best we could we began to apply the truth to our way of eating and we will never go back to ignorance again.

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Let me lay some ground work, as Adonai (the Lord) never begins a physical work before He begins a spiritual one. The surface of things always follows the inner working. (His words not mine, though paraphrased). He began by starting to heal our hearts and minds. We began to consume His Word as never before, and as result really got to know Him. Our thinking began to be renewed, and our hearts transformed just like His Word says. Thus, when He began to show us how He taught us waaaay back in the beginning how He designed us and thus the reason for the instructions, we started to “get it”. God knows what He’s doing. Better yet, He knows best how we should “do it”…all of it.
The entire Word of God began to read like “Here’s how I made you, how I made all things. If you do things the way I say, you will have the best possible experience in this fallen world possible. If not, you’ll consistently be aware of all that is fallen and rarely be able to focus on anything else. Thus, not the best possible experience.” Praise be and glory to God, we listened, applied the truths, and watched as our inner persons experienced the truth of that.

So when He began to put the truth about our physical bodies before us, our soil was ripe to receive. We are not dieting, we have turned (repented) from poisoning our bodies, as we turned (repented) from poisoning our hearts and minds. The turning is away from the world’s way (our own) and facing Adonai’s with commitment to stay facing Him.

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The result? Again, pounds fell off our frame. Just with food changes alone, no excersize regimen was applied at the time. To be honest, with the weight and joint problems neither of us could exercise! Energy has began to be a thing we experience instead of just pray for and make jokes about in terms of it belonging to youth only.
Every single cardiovascular problem Sam had is completely gone. Both of our diabetic signs – gone. Aches and pains are reading at about a 4 out of ten now, and getting better by the day. We actually know what really enjoying our food is like, not that false high from before. Our actual bodies are thanking us, not just our taste buds. Food is now functional not just a stop for pleasure but future pain. The body is beginning to become one with the Spirit. It’s transforming let me tell you. Easy, not on your life!

Part one of this series was an introduction. It contained to links to not extremist of the deep end stuff. It’s the truth folks. Forks Over Knives is too. People are getting wind of it, look at your local grocery store, it’s changing. The “health food craze” isn’t for the health “nuts”, it’s for the human body that wants to operate the way God intended for it. Did you know God designed our bodies to heal themselves? Did you know that the way He designed them to was with the foods He directed us to eat thousands of years ago? Do you know that people are completely healing from cancer, diabeties, arthritis, chronic intestinal problems, thyroid diseases, ulcers, cardiovascular dysfunctions of every kind, to save time. ..everything. Not just getting rid of the symptoms, but actually solving the problem at the source so as to never have the discomfort of the symptoms EVER again. Does this not sound like what God does? Man tries to treat the discomfort, turn off the alarm, God goes to the source and loves it into wholeness.
The two links in part one are the tip of the iceberg about health. The amount of lies I’ve swallowed (literally) are quite frankly overwhelming. Part three will be a resource only post, for those whom Adonai has been preparing to apply more truth. I couldn’t begin to possibly tell it all. Quite frankly I’m still absorbing it and like an infant, wobbling on shakey legs in learning and application myself. God has been faithful to lead as He always is to exactly the right resources at the right time. Faithful to weed out the riff raff from the real mccoy. Faithful to prove He’s not just the God of hearts, minds, souls, but of our bodies as well and the planet we’ve been placed on; where He provided all we need to serve Him. I can’t tell someone “do this, and that” to make it sink in. As all truth, one must begin to live it and see for themselves. They must listen to their Maker to be remade. Or should I say, put back the way He made it. I’m not saying He doesn’t will for some to be sick, diseased and suffer physically. If that was true the Bible is replete with inconsistencies. I am saying though, that most of our “dis-eases” today are not a result of His movement, but our need to feed the pleasure centers of our brains and tongues instead of eat. The fast food, fast pace of life has severe consequences. Our medical and pharmaceutical industries are cashing in on our distracted and stressed out ignorance. And, may I say, our stubborn refusal to make the change away from the easiness of getting our relief with crap food because we don’t have time to show down and learn what’s important. Or, we don’t like to cook. Why do it yourself, when someone else can do it for you? Eat right, excersize, and die anyway. Right?
Wrong. Very very wrong. True our bodies will all take their last breath one day. But they don’t all have to be full of dis-eases when they do. Our children don’t have to “learn to live with” obesity, diabeties, asthma, allergies and all the debt that comes from finding pills that will try to take the symptoms down while causing twice as many problems as the one the pill was supposed to “fix”. They don’t. We don’t.
But we can. God will let us live to our convenience. But as He said, it won’t go well for us. He is faithful to make sure the truth about EVERYTHING that concerns us and those around us will be available should we seek it. It’s up to us to let the truth set us free.

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Truthfully, it’s been pretty incredible learning how Adonai put our bodies together, how He designed the earth to nurture us. Although I’ve eaten a whole lot of humble pie, that has called me to change a lot of my ways; the information has also done nothing but exercised my trust muscles in Yeshua (Jesus), they may look lean. ..but they are strong! We’ve still got a ways to go in applying all this. And our bodies will heal but it will take some time. When something is true, it takes time to correct and learn and heal. But the results are beyond reproach or disputing. When something is true, it takes a bit of grinding against the pain of relearning and learning and keeping at it till “death do us part”. When something comes from The Truth it’s always 100 percent right, 100 percent of the time, but often doesn’t turn out like we think it should.

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Sam and I know that God wants us to eat the way we do now, approach our health different. Yet, the results are not completely in. He may heal, but He may also still take us Home under the consequence of our bad choices for so many years. The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away, blessed be the Name of the Lord! The point to us, is that we are obeying Him, following His lead, witnessing to the Truths He reveals, and applying them as He instructs, trusting Him for the results alone. Ready to accept whatever He gives, or takes. Standing in awe of His designs, His ways, His faithful grace and mercy, His provision, and His person. We haven’t changed our way of eating and approach to health for those ends. We’ve changed to honor Him, to serve Him, and to worship Him – and Him alone.

We are not to obsess (stress) about what we will eat, wear, or how we will live. But He does give us the tools to do rightly, act justly and walk humbly with our God in all things. Not worrying, is not not caring, it’s taking one day at a time, and trusting He will provide. Both the truth to apply, and the resources to apply it. If it doesn’t come, He doesn’t think we need it.

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It’s sad to me that so much of my life has been lived with truths right in front of me but I was to busy applying them my way to be free. Yet I’m thankful, and this post is a testimony that, His truths will win the day, and His work of freedom will overcome the bondage of our lack of faith and belief in Him. All of it has purpose, all of it will be made beautiful in His time. Take His hand, walk through the garden with Him, listen to Him tell you everything He made about you and do exactly what He says. No matter what it costs you. The final result will be such a freedom you will never again feel free to be ignorant again! And this is a very very good thing indeed!

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For part one click the link below.
https://hisimagenme.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/truth-for-living-part-1/

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Weighed and Wanting

November 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm (Poems) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Where is the pivot?
I don’t like these “swings”
The counter balance of lots of in-betweens
The steady mast of center
Steady as she goes
Tipping slightly empty then full
The Hand of God only knows

Full of self depreciation
Counter with Love undeserving
Creaking back to self analysis
The opposing side pulls hard towards mercy

Beauty is a place mark of both
Only Spirit eyes can see
Dark and lonely need Light and Presence
The core of mystery

Hiding absurdly
Calls out to nakedly unashamed
Placed on the surface of sameness
Yet uniquely all my name

Thoughts and inner circumspection

Waves of silent intervention
Ebbs the one and then the other
Completely different, yet together

Illumination frames each side
Even what the darkness tries to hide
One can not fall at the Lights sweet call
Both know its Master

Up and down
Teeter and totter
Flesh follows the fall
While its Shaper lifts up
Both cause completion

Where is the pivot?
The place of steady unwavering
The part that pairs these positive and negative poles
Endless in its magicians magic to hold each at bay from a permanent landing it seems

Gravity in its unrelenting pull
The updraft of air that refuses to let go if its treasure
Holding aloft the gifts
Letting go the garbage

Weighed on one side
Wanting on the other
The Pedestal faithful to reveal the measure
An Unseen Hand calls out the heavy, making “light” of it all

Yoked in the in-between
Burdens begin to build muscles of trust
Joy flies from one side to the other
Love builds the callous of beauty
Hard it may seem but anchored to the rub

Friction sharpens its contrast
Dismay and despair trade on devotion and prayer
Can’t have one without the other
Held in the Hand of the souls Lover

Weighed without wanting
Wanting without weighing
The illusion of comfort cries out
The realism of needing both wins the shout

The Right Hand of Righteousness
Died on the cross beams
And the Balance became both
Weighed and wanting finds its Home
The Home, the Pivot, the Mast of Redeemed

November ~ 2012

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