Seeing Is Seeing, Not Believing
Matthew 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Your true nature is always hidden just below the surface of your civility.
Psalms 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
Luke 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Always consider a task before committing to it. Though the Lord may provide, a fool may mistake their desires over His. After all, if you can’t even swim maybe you shouldn’t try to walk on water.
If you want to build your castles in the sky, first you must establish your foundations on solid ground.
Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
I’m a little too tired for a full post today. Teresa and I have been on a health kick lately where we are eating better and exercising more and today we did our best jog yet. 3.4 miles trip around the lake and we intermittently jogged about 2/3’s of it! That’s basically a 5k! Go team us! Thank you Lord!
1 Corinthians 9:
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
These are only a few sample shots of today’s processing, packaging and freezing 60lbs of produce.
I love these services that rescue surplus auction produce from going into landfills. Quality food at a fraction of the price! Thank you Lord!
שָׂרָף sârâph, saw-rawf’; from H8313; burning, i.e. (figuratively) poisonous (serpent); specifically, a saraph or symbolical creature (from their copper color):—fiery (serpent), seraph.
Num 21:6 And the LORD sent fiery (H8314) serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Num 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, (H8314) and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Deu 8:15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery (H8314) serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Isa 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: (H8314) each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Isa 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims (H8314) unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
Isa 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery (H8314) flying serpent. (H8314)
Isa 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery (H8314) flying serpent, (H8314) they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
When we follow our leader’s example we rise up into the image of His Greatness.
Jhn 1:14 And the Word G3056 was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The word “Followers” used here is “mimētēs” “μιμητής” or “mimos” “Meme” (Mimic) which means to copy or to imitate. And the word “Word” logos “λόγος” means light, knowledge, or truth, but is also used to mean speech. This is the same Word referred to as Christ in John 1:14.
Now look again at the end word of John 1:14. The word is “Truth”. Logos is the word “Word” used at the beginning which means: knowledge or truth. And at the end of the sentence it also refers to Christ as being full of “truth”.
Jhn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the Truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The Word of God is truth, and truth becomes a living thing. And we are commanded to be imitators of this truth. We are to know truth and to become truth
…Like a pupil, to follow his master is to become as his master.
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
The Bible has two identities at the same time. It is both real and factual as well as a manual to finding balance and peace within. The word soul (Psyche) means the mind and the salvation of the soul is also the freedom of the mind. God used His “Chosen People” not because they were better than anyone else but because they were used as an example in physical, spiritual and mental disciplines. Consider Gal 4:24 “Which things are an allegory” where while reading the stories you were never told they were also allegories but for this same reason Christ also talks in parables. Parables are not always fictional stories. They are by definition any story that has a deeper metal/spiritual meaning to it. I hope this makes sense because there is a LOT more going on in the Bible you read than just examples of miracles, historical stories and rules. It is also the secret story of you and how to progress from a child’s mentality or as a brute beast into a man that mirrors God in understanding.
“2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image”
It’s all about self-reflection through Truth.