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Trials and Errors

9/23/2018: Life, like science is often a series of trials and errors.  In life, all my trials have been due to my errors.

Ain’t My Problem. Really?

9/20/2018: Dear Christian: What is going on is not the world’s problem, it is our problem.  Allow me to explain where the responsibility rests.  What is wrong with America rests directly upon the shoulders of the American Christians.  That is the truth and there are two principles that support the contention that the problem is ours. #1: According to 2 Chronicles 7: 14, the truth is as follows: If My people (Christ speaking) who are called by My name (Christians) will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Note that it did not say that the non believers needed to repent, although that may be true.  It said you and I must allow the light of Christ to shine on our hearts and see what wickedness rests therein.  Notice it did not say think about it, since this allows rationalization to enter into the conversation. #2: According to Hosea 4: 6, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Note that this says that Christians know little of God’s Word, which happens to be synonymous with His being.  (John 1:1)  This is quite an indictment which is defined as “a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime”. The solution is to read the Word regularly.  Agree with the Word.  Allow the Word to dwell richly in your heart. Be doers and not hearers only but by agreeing with the Word to the extent you will act upon it.  

Interesting Analogy between Patent Law and Prayer

9/14/2018: I found this analogy interesting.  First a little background.  I am working on various patent submissions.  My perspective is that of a medical doctor and how those in my profession think.  In addition, we have rules about scientific investigation and validation of the results. Now I enter the world of patent submission.  It is virtually impossible to do this absent a patent lawyer in that the language and rules of submission make it impossible for an unskilled person to make such a submission. I start with a foundation in fact that I believe should qualify for patentability.  However, the criteria for being granted various patent claims are not the same as one in medicine would think.  Therefore, I use a patent attorney.  I tell him my argument and he says that he cannot present my argument as it does not fit the conditions of submission by the US patent office.  In short, my submission must fit the patent law and the rules governing allowability by the examiner who is reviewing my petition. Now to the revelation I received today.  As a Christian we are taught to pray, even without ceasing.  We are instructed to make our requests to be made known.  We are told that if we have not it is because we have asked not.  We are told that if any two of you here on earth agree on anything the Father will do it from Heaven.  However, there is this one overriding cavet.  The prayer petition must conform to the law of God, the general will of God and specifically the will of God for you as a Christian in your God given assignment or calling. We are also instructed to make our petition in the Name of Jesus, who in effect is our advocate or attorney.  The mechanics of this are like my patent application and are as follows.  We come up with a prayer we think makes sense.  We want the Father God to hear our prayer as the Word says he answers every prayer He hears.  However, He may not hear every prayer we make and for good reason. Well how could that happen if I just made the prayer in good faith.  We made the prayer in the name of our attorney, Jesus.  But here is the process.  Jesus reviews the request and filters our request, reshapes it in a form according to the Government of God and in a form that the Father God is willing to hear the request.  So, in this case, just like in patent application, it takes one knowledgeable with the law to present our prayer requests within the will of God and according to His statutes.  If the prayer is so far from the laws of God or the will of God, your attorney Jesus will not be able to present your petition.  He will come back to you with how you might make a conforming petition or prayer in accordance with the will of God. When constructed in the proper form and within the will of God for you, then God hears the prayer and answers.

Deception does not always require a lie

4/2/2018: There can be a deception without there being a lie. The best example I know of is the following. A person may say that god spoke to them to take a certain action. It could be true, but they need to know what god was speaking. For instance the devil is the god of this world. He is legitimately so. (2 Corinthians 4:4) One of his roles is to deceive. Therefore, it is not a lie if the devil delivers a message indicating it is god speaking. It is a spiritual impression, but not the Holy Spirit, the God of the Universe, the Lord of Hosts or Jesus. This is commonly seen when a person murders their family and says god told them to do it. It was the god of this world, the devil. It does not match the Word of God that says not to murder. So what ever we believe we hear from god, must match the Word of the one True God. There will be a biblical match. Also, we must use the Spirit of Discernment to consistently do the right thing.

Is your Bible Holy only because you Cut Out Scriptures?

3/14/2018: This is a very common example of excising a portion of Scripture. It is very common to hear this scripture quotation from Revelation 12 as a prescription for solving one’s present problems. “And they overcame him (devil) by means of the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.” The implication is “just plead the blood and say some Bible verses out loud” and you will win in spiritual warfare. However the last line is never mentioned by TV pastors. The verse 11 goes on to say “for they did not love and cling to life even when faced death”. (Amplified Bible) This later sentence is discussing the death of self, our goals, our ambitions and our very being. In this sense, we do not matter when it comes to winning spiritual battles. We must be willing to sublimate our often preconceived ideas and ambitions to achieve the greater good of the Kingdom of God. The enemy embraces this concept very readily, although not in the Biblical sense. In World War II, the Japanese had kamikaze pilots who sacrificed their life for the greater cause. Today we see the ISIS warriors and Muslim radicals doing the same thing for what they consider a greater purpose. It is very hard to defeat such tactics. God wants us to embrace the same concept for Holy Spiritual warfare. We can invoke the benefit of the covering of the Blood of Jesus and quote scripture all we want, but until we are willing to fight to the death of self, not much will happen.

My most effective prayer

3/1/18: My most effective prayer is “Thank you Lord for working out all the details of my life”. This is based upon the Word that says, “Cast all your cares upon me, because I care for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 and Psalm 55:22

How to Stop Creativity

11/22/2017: Creativity is stopped by having your mind “made up” on any given issue.