DOWN IN THE DUMPS

Lord you are good

Something you know

Something you know I know

Lord you are beyond good

You are excellent

You are beyond excellent

Words cannot express your excellence Lord

You are beyond intelligent

You are so loving and merciful

I cannot comprehend your love

Your ways and methods are a mystery to me

I love you

I have affection for you

Beyond me

Without you I am not

You chose to create me

This material world is temporary

We are standing in line waiting to cross the stage

Judgment day Lord

Jesus Christ you are my only hope

Jesus Christ you are my only salvation

You know the length of my days Lord

You know when my heart shall stop beating

You know when I shall exhale my last breath

On this planet Lord I shall not forever be

I long to be with you Lord

Thank you Jesus Christ

Thank you Heavenly Father

Thank you Holy Spirit

There are over a million sins to avoid daily

There over a million opportunities so sin daily

How do I survive such freedom?

Only by your love, grace and mercy Lord  

VIOLENCE OF EXISTENCE

DEPECHE MODE; CONSTRUCTION TIME AGAIN (1983)

Jesus Christ

I have no right to make demands of you

I am like an ant

I am less than ant in your presence

Jesus Christ

You created me

My existence would not be without you

You give my life purpose

You give my life meaning

You give my life significance

Delusional me to pretend

Purpose, meaning and significance without you

Only you Lord

Ignite true meaning…true love…true life

Only you Lord

Rescues from nothingness…from despair…from eternal condemnation     

VIOLENCIA

Thou shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13

The law of God exist, one of God’s commandments is “Thou shalt not kill”. The law of God is good and perfect. The law of God is ignored and violated by many in the world today. “Thou shalt not kill” is just one of the ten commandments imparted unto Moses. There was a time in America when the ten commandments were taught in schools, and were prominently displayed in classrooms and court houses.

Imagine what our world would be like if everyone simply obeyed “Thou shalt not kill”. How much sorrow, pain, misery and death would have been avoided? Many violations of this law occur almost on a daily basis; there are numerous examples to site. I will reference the latest one I know of. Yesterday, March 22, 2021 a man in Boulder, Colorado murdered ten people who were shopping in a store. This man chose to ignore the law of God; he chose to violate the law of God ten times. This was an evil act, committed by an evil man. The question of good and evil is for the most part is now ignored in American society.

Regrettably, many politicians in America ignore the law of God, and shun the idea of educating our children about the law of God. Why is it wrong to kill? In short, because God states “Thou shalt not kill”. When a society categorically ignores the law of God, you have a society characterized by death and destruction.

I find it interesting that many politicians blame inanimate objects like guns for the violent murders in America. People were murdering each other prior to the invention of gun powder? Blaming objects is a convenient way to avoid acknowledging the evil nature of mankind. To acknowledge the existence of evil, is to by default acknowledge the existence of good, and to acknowledge the existence of good, is to by default acknowledge the existence of God, and to acknowledge the existence of God, is to by default acknowledge the existence of his law. Many do not want to acknowledge God’s law, because they are violating it, and they do not want to stop, but one day they will stop…judgment day is coming.            

There are many people and organizations who believe that the law of God is of no importance. These people and organizations blame guns and political rhetoric for the violence in America. They ignore the void of moral character that exists in those who choose to murder. They ignore the truth of free will and personal responsibility. They personify the notion of hate, and blame it for the vast majority of murder and violence in America.

Why have I chosen not to kill? Jesus Christ told us to love each other, to be merciful and to forgive our enemies. God also stated “Thou shalt not kill”. Perhaps, more than my free will choice, I believe the guidance and intervention of the Holy Spirit is the real reason I have chosen not to kill. Despite the watered down preaching of our time, God still punishes sin. I also don’t want to end up in hell, and or have God’s wrath visited upon me.  

There is a way to have a better nation, a better society, a better city, a better world, a better self; the only way is to repent, accept Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and Savior, and to endeavor to follow the law of God. I am not confident this world will change for the better. I have only been alive for a relatively few years of human history, and what I have observed is a progression of activity and philosophy adopted by governments and humans, that will incur the wrath of God.

Jesus Christ stated:

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14

Sadly, many will end up burning in hell forever, and few will end up in heaven. Looking at America and the world I can see why. Man does not know better than God. Humanity by their choices are ushering in their own death, destruction and eternal condemnation. Jesus Christ is our only salvation.    

I have been born again through the blood of Jesus Christ, and he is changing me for the better. My goal is to become more like Jesus Christ on a daily basis. I am not perfect; this is why I need a Savior. It’s only through Jesus Christ that we can become more moral and better people. I am a sinner saved by the grace of God. There is a spiritual nature to our existence. Ultimately, our only hope and salvation is Jesus Christ. May our beloved Savior, Jesus Christ bless and keep you.     

CULTURAL DEPARTURE

depeche mode; never let me down again (1987)

On my deathbed...

I will raise my arms

To meet Christ’s hands

Coming to take me to heaven

Shedding my last tears

I will finally rest

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Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21

PRAYER 24777

Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sins; help me to be a better man, help me to be more like Jesus. I know Lord, one day my heart will stop beating, and oxygen will stop filling my lungs. I don’t know when Lord, but you do. You know the days of my life Lord. You give me life. Whether through death or the rapture Lord, help me be ready as possible to meet you. As you know Lord, I am not a perfect servant; I am flawed and inconsistent in areas of my life. I ask that you help me to improve upon these areas. Help me to love and help others more. Help me to be more like your Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father, bless and help children, women and men who are without proper housing, food, water and income. Bless and help children everywhere, including those in hospitals, foster homes and group homes. Help others to see your truth Lord, in the precious name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.        

ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was born in a manger with animals around. Mary was pregnant with Jesus, and her husband Joseph tried to find a place for her to give birth. There was no room at the Inn. Mary and Joseph did not stay at five-star Hilton; however, God provided a safe place for Mary to give birth to Jesus. God protected and provided for Jesus, Mary and Joseph; God had their back! It would seem very daunting to me to have a wife who is on the verge of giving birth, and I have no warm and safe place for her to bring the new life into the world. This is where trusting God becomes very important. None of us are going to live on this planet forever, either through the rapture or death, we will leave this planet. God knows when our lives will end on this planet. This is a main reason why we need Jesus Christ as our Savior, so we will spend eternity in Heaven and not hell.

I have endeavored to think, what it would be like to live on the streets without any money. Feeling unsafe when you slept, but you simply fall asleep out of exhaustion, no place to use the restroom, no food, shower or change of clothing, and people shunning you. I feel very inadequate to help those living on the street, aside from praying for them, and trying to help them at times with the little money I have. I will admit this, it is not something I am proud of, but it is the truth. I fear caring for people living on the streets and loving them on an individual basis. I know my heart would be broken if I did. It is easier for me to hand someone a five dollar bill, instead of getting to know their story and befriending them. This is a flaw I have, and one I pray God helps me overcome. Perhaps, my real problem is not a lack of financial resources, but a lack of emotional resources. Getting to know someone and truly loving them, is the greatest gift we may give another, and it does not cost a dime. May God forgive me for not doing enough to help those who are without adequate resources, such as love, shelter, food, clothing, friends, family…etc.  With the assistance of the Holy Spirit, I hope to do better.      

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Matthew 12:41-45

STRANGER IN MOSCOW

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20

Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is always with us, he will never leave us or forsake us. His word is true; his promises are true.

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

MERCY 4

D: Do you like taking blood from people Maria?

M: Which arm left or right?

D: Left

M: (Tying a rubber tourniquet on his upper left arm and tapping his inner elbow) What did you ask me?

D: Do you like being a nurse?

M: Yes, I do

D: It is good to help people

M: I like it, now make a fist for me. I’m having trouble seeing your veins. (Tapping harder)

D: Is that clock right?

M: No, it’s not

D: Are you a Christian Maria?

M: Yes

D: That’s good…me too…hell is too hot…not trying to go there

M: Ok, I think I got it (Rubbing alcohol over the vein)  

D: Terrific

M: This is going to hurt just a little (Inserting the syringe)  

D: (Looking away…two minutes pass)

M: Relax your hand (gently pulling the syringe out) Are you ok?

D: I don’t like the sight of blood

M: I’m ok with it, as long as it is not splattered on the floor

D: Not everyone can do what you do Maria

M: Thank you, I appreciate that (placing a cotton ball with tape over the inner elbow)  

D: This has been a unique and special time Maria…thank you for helping me

M: You’re welcome Darnell       

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:15

FALLING HEARTS

One day the moon will fail us

One day the sun will fail us

One day…

The horror

The sheer terror

To see the moon and stars fall

Depended on for solace

Depended on for peace

No longer there

Tidal waves wild and violent

Ravaged and left desolate

Jesus Christ will never fail us

Only Jesus Christ will never leave us

Only Jesus Christ will never forsake us

For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Revelation 6:17

HANDING HER A LOADED GUN

bck

Recognize her vulnerability

Embrace it

Resolve not to exploit it

Recognize her strength

Resolve to use it

Loving her beyond her beauty

Loving her beyond her body

Beyond the physical

Beyond the psychological

Knowing her

Valuing her

Wanting her

Protecting her

Being…with her

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 2:21-22