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Any relevance to Today?

This ancient proverb may have some relevance today. Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Reference for the proverb, causation and the conditions thereof upon request.

Consider the Source

5/23/2020: Considering the Source is more important today than ever before. There seems to be more agenda driven information, hidden agenda stuff, conspiracy theories, deception, deceit and out right lying than ever before. One does not have to look very far for confirmation. This has forced me to return to the common denominator; consider the source. I want to learn about the source and “where are they coming from?” Knowing the source allows me to put in perspective the information. Most false information has some plausible factual basis weaved into the story line. This serves as the “hook” to get us to buy into the argument. Discernment is necessary to avoid advancing to the “line and sinker” stage, the response the author is seeking. We are searching for the “truth of the matter”. Interestingly, the ancient literature indicates that truth is a person. (John 14:6) Truth is not the end result of reason or scientific research. It is a person; really? Test the hypothesis and settle this for your self.

Spiritual Warfare at New Heights

5/5/2020: The evidence of spiritual warfare is a new heights. The evidence is recognition of the standard daily operating procedure of lies, deceit, deception, and less than half truths. The Bible stated that where ever jealousy and envy exist so does every other sin. (James 3:16) This should give us some insight to the characters and character of those in the present day public debate; certain news media and politicians. As a result, I personally want to make a connection with truth. Truth is not just a concept but a person; Jesus. (John 14:6) The concept that Jesus is synonymous with truth may be hard to grasp. The difficulty is overcome as one experiences by relationship and practice they are one and the same.

Who would have thought possible?

4/30/2020:A book written by a futurist more than 2000 years ago predicted that there would be a time when a day’s wages would be required to buy a loaf of bread. Reference upon request. Who would have thought this was possible, until today when the prediction was exceeded. Venezuela sets new price controls, with eggs costing more than a month’s wages. www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-economy/venezuela-sets-new-price-controls-with-eggs-costing-more-than-a-months-wages-idUSKBN22D41S

Pence Misses the Mark

4/29/2020: VP Pence by not wearing a mask at Mayo Clinic visit today was not an error in health care, it was an error in his Christian doctrine. He refused to submit to authority of the Mayo Clinic at which he should have submitted as guest at their house. If they were visiting him then he has the liberty to do as he pleases, but not there. Jesus equates submission to authority with the maximal level of faith in the story of the Roman centurion. (Matthew 8:5-13) Even this gentile Roman by equating authority with faith was declared to have more faith than the existing religious community of the day.

Data Driven?

4/23/2020: “Everything is data driven.” However we have no data on the future. What we have from health care modeling has not been very accurate. So much for data! 🙂

Time well spent

4/23/2020: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaD43R-g3dk. This video goes slow and deliberate. It takes time and patience to sit through the hour or more it lasts. However, I have not heard so much contemporary relevant truth in one place. It was spoken prophetically in 1992 and again to me today. I know Derek Prince’s teaching. I had and still have every audio tape (yes tape) he made back in the day (sixties). His teaching changed me then and now. Please take the time.