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365 Day Photo Challenge Day 63

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Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

William Penn

The “Cooler” you try to seem by defending your faith the more damage you do to the cause. God does not need you to defend Him, after all it’s YOUR BELIEFS that you are defending, not His. He will be the same no matter what you do. You only harm those that need His TRUTH & LOVE the most, including yourself.

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Ecclesiastes 7:16 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

 

365 Day Photo Challenge Day 62

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If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

 

It is one thing to yoke yourself to the Tree of Life but it is quite another to let it stop your progression.

Becoming a Christian does not stop the opposition you face. In fact it makes it more obvious that choices sometimes have to be made, even if that choice means to do nothing. You choose your battles wisely and most battles are not even your own, and that’s unfortunately a hard lesson to learn that not everything is about yourself. But you cannot do both something and nothing together without tearing yourself apart in the indecisive chaos. A choice must always be made, but without transferring the blame. It’s important to be responsible for your actions, but it’s not important to carry your mistakes around like luggage of shame. Forgiveness is not so much about seeking God’s approval. It’s more about being able to forgive yourself when things don’t work out the way you expected. All things work for the greater good if you let it, even if you can’t see it from your own point of view. So consider SIN as what its definition means, “to err”. And if “to err is human, than forgiveness is divine”. Forgive your mistakes you make in your path to find the truth. Just keep moving and don’t sit still waiting for good things to come to you. In the seeking answers are found. Sitting still only plants you in the ground. Growth vs the Grave? You decide.

 

365 Day Photo Challenge Day 61

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There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.

Ernst Haas

The eye, like a lens sees all,
Only the mind focuses.

We can see only what we relate to. Because we do not know a thing we assume it doesn’t exist. Too often people have told me that “the Bible holds no mysteries because God doesn’t keep secrets”. To which I can only reply “Oh Really?”

  • Mark 4:11
  • Romans 11:25
  • Romans 16:25
  • 1 Corinthians 2:7
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51
  • Ephesians 1:9
  • Ephesians 3:3,4,9
  • Ephesians 5:32
  • Ephesians 6:19
  • Colossians 1:26&27
  • Colossians 2:2
  • Colossians 4:3
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:7
  • 1 Timothy 3:9&16
  • Revelation 1:20
  • Revelation 10:7
  • Revelation 17:5&7

 Not to mention!

  • Prov 1:1-6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings (ENIGMAS).
  • Acts8:30&31 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
  • 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me?

Like the eunuch how can you know the MYSTERIES unless you have been taught how to read them? Just because you don’t see a thing doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It simply means you don’t know yet how to relate to something new.

365 Day Photo Challenge Day 60

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I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.

Clement Attlee

 

Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Few realize it’s the truth that’s bottled both new and old. We do not mix the two or the understanding is spoiled. We know this also as a cup too full can not accept any more. But in the Bible this has the distinction that the old truth and new are beneficial but should not be mixed or all is confused. We learn from our past but we don’t go back there other than to gain the understanding of the things we lived.

 

365 Day Photo Challenge Day 59

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Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.

Robin Chase

The central focus of your journey is not the destination but what you did along the way. Like a snowball of light we gain the sum of our experiences that take us from dust unto the stars.

Psalms 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

The Truth of the garden and man

Adam's 2nd big mistakeThe Truth of the garden and man:

Consider the Bible as the story of you and not a history book of the past. In this way all things are truths of the inner-world of the soul. Imagine the garden not as a place but a STATE of being called ignorance. In our blissful ignorance we know not the shame of our action and thus we dwell amongst the trees grown of our own understanding. Yet before us is the option to stay as we are or to gain the knowledge of judgment. In our seeing that it is wise to discern both Good & Evil we create a judgment that strips away our joy and paradise is lost to an inner-world of toils to maintain our process of choosing right & wrong. The tree of the garden we call knowledge OF good & evil is that of death as it takes away our growth and replaces it with the need to control. That which does not grow dies and thus the need to control your world through judgment is the enemy of the freedom of salvation.

Consider the tree itself. Many think it’s an apple because of some paintings made long ago. The tree is not specified yet immediately a leaf is taken to show that understanding of shame has been born. It only makes sense that the fruit of the tree is the same covering their shame which is a fruit tree that grows two crops of fruit in its seasons. One Sweet & One Bitter, thus the knowledge of both Good & Evil.

From the point we realize we are naked and exposed we then spend our lives trying to cover over our mistakes by making one judgment over another until we have covered ourselves in garments of sin verse righteousness. To SIN means to ERR. To err only means to make a mistake over what was correct, thus we call CORRECTNESS “RIGHTEOUSNESS”. From the moment we find what we believe to be right & wrong we judge the world around us and even, in fact, ourselves with our own faulty judgments. When we look into the universal mirror of truth called the FIRMAMENT we see the empty void within if we are not filled with the light of truth. So we must see God reflected within, or face the madness of a “Legion” of demons that haunt our house of the soul. Our thoughts betray us and we think we are our thoughts and find ourselves possessed by the voices of our past all screaming out without heed to your own true voice that knows the truth. A still small voice in the din of despair is the clarity we seek to overcome the folly of our primitive self that is being molded like clay into the self-portrait of our Creator through the reflection of Christ.

What few realize is that the entire Bible is really a story book written by God through the lives of His “chosen” to teach each person the process and path to peace. It is written in symbols and living allegories as a manual to find enlightenment. But religions have formed around the misconceptions and instead of giving freedom to the mind it has only served to enslave more than it freed. Only in knowing how it is written can you free the soul (PSYCHE: Mind) from the prison grave it creates for itself. For without growing in the light of understanding we find we are only fit for the dark ignorance of the grave.

To those that really want to know the truth you only have to ask. Seek, knock and answers will become open to you.

365 Day Photo Challenge Day 58

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If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

Tom Stoppard

 

The bitter order of age is often measured against a child’s sweet chaos.

As we age we simplify our lives into what we think is order. Our knowledge we gather makes us bitter when we think we know enough. But a child is joy incarnate because the world is yet filled with wonder.

Renew the wonder.

Matthew 18:
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,
3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.

 

 

 

#BiblicalConversations: Tweeting with John I. Ojemen @ojayGOD_son

#BiblicalConversations:
Tweeting with John I. Ojemen @ojayGOD_son
4/14/2015

This is a conversation I started with a man I met online named John I. Ojemen who seems very much a warrior of God’s truth. The conversation is a LOT one-sided for now but I am sure there will be more once he comes back online.

John I. Ojemen ‏@ojayGOD_son
3h3 hours ago

@Lyons_Soulblind: @claycreate I totally agree dat am a clay in GOD’s hand but as I grow older in His word, I com 2 find out am more dan clay

365 Day Photo Challenge Day 57

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The artist’s job, I think, is to be a conduit for mystery. To intuit it, and recognize that the story-germ has some inherent mystery in it, and sort of midwife that mystery into the story in such a way that it isn’t damaged in the process, and may even get heightened or refined.

George Saunders

 

I think few realize the power of the mystery and what role it plays in our lives. The Bible is written as a great mystery from the beginning to the end but it falls on blind eyes. All is a process of truth being realized, like finding a buried treasure and uncovering it a gem at a time. Truth in the Bible, are riches that are a precious commodity, that only when discovered in the search are found to be so dear. Truth is the great currency of the soul. But we have all become blinded by the interpretations of the stories we know. Never seeing behind the parables to unlock the hidden truth (Mk 4:11). It’s not about the comings and goings of the man Christ into and out of the world. It is the TRUTH He represents and what it means to our walk while we are here. Most people are blind to their sickness of mentally trying to control their world. In this endeavor he who ties to master a thing only finds he is most of all a slave to it.

The Spirit of the Lord is consciousness, and it plays the mother of all spirit life. It is the umbilicus to God that connects us the source. The conduit of truth is living waters. The SPIRIT is the flow and reflection of the mother of all mysteries, that you are the reflection of GOD.

 

My friends, reading the Bible at face value misses all the heavenly glory. Ask us how to read it, but please ask with love.