Sunday night, July 17th, 2022. 9:17 PM.
The 198th day of the year 2022.
Spiritual Awakening ~ Shofar Blast
It’s Your Choice
July 14th, 2022
“It’s My Own Damn Fault”
Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville (Lyrics)
It’s so complicated . . .
Women of the World, It’s Time for You to Wake Up!
Be deceived no longer!
There is so much to be said to you. It’s hard to decide how to begin . . .
What is to be said first?
What about this?
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” -Galatians 6:7-10. ESV Study Bible.
Maybe with a song . . . to start off in a lovely way – not to seduce — not to beguile; but to exercise gentleness and kindness and peacefulness — and isn’t that True God’s Way?
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30. ESV Study Bible.
Matthew 11, 12
Do not think this writing is an attack against women. It is about mankind. It is about all unbelievers –without distinction of gender.
So, let us have a little intermission time, ok?
Like back in the days of going to the movies on a Sunday afternoon when we were kids in the late 1950s and early 1960s at The Stadium in Woonsocket, Rhode Island — and there were two movies; and after the first one was over there was an intermission.
LOVE STORY (Where Do I Begin?) – Andy Williams (Lyrics)
Williams . . .
Roger Williams founded Rhode Island
William Shakespeare wrote great poetry and plays in olde England
Andy Williams sang some great songs
And there was/is a William in a great song about Barbara Allen
Joan Baez. Barbara Allen with lyrics
John Denver ♥ Take Me Home, Country Roads (The Ultimate Collection) with Lyrics
Oh Shenandoah – The Kingston Trio
Intermission is over
Remember the song about “the hills are alive with the sound of music”?
Well, with all the nasty things going on in the world that lies in wickedness of unbelieving mankind, the wee littlest ones are being called upon by True God to express His Love – since unregenerate mankind is becoming demonically obsessed with the legalized killing of the unborn.
Isn’t it a wonder that, many years ago, people appreciated the freedom to live – but lately – people want “the freedom to kill” – to kill their own unborn children – and to do it with legal protection!
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” -Ephesians 6:10-12. ESV Study Bible.
A Fantasy Parable
So, over in the woods, the bumble bees and the blueberry bushes are beginning to make love talk – because over in the uncivilized cities the people are obsessed with killing and hate – rather than true love. So, love stories must be expressed through other creatures.
Blueberry Blossom: “Hey there Sir Bumblebee . . . why don’t you come on over here and check out my freshest new blossom opening her prettiest petal just for thee, O Bumble Bee of Sweet Summertime? . . . So, Billy Bumble Bee buzzes on over to Barbara Blueberry Blossom to see if she’s for real.
Barbara Blueberry Blossom: “Now just hold on there, Billy Bee. Share with me some of your sweet honey before you touch my petal if you please. So, Billy gives Barbara a drop of honey. “Thank you, Billy Bee, my little lovey dovey; that was very sweet of you.” So, Billy Bee is hovering over Barbara Blueberry Blossom awaiting further word from her.
“Billy Bee, come to me
The hour has come for thee and me.”
So Billy comes a little closer and Barbara begins to sing him a song.
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow ( Lyrics Video )
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow (Dolby Atmos)
William begins to Shake His Speare . . .
William Begins to Awaken with the Awakening of Women . . .
Leonard Cohen – Democracy
Leonard Cohen – Anthem HD 1080 (w/lyrics) London 2008
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” -1 Timothy 2:12-15 ESV Study Bible.
1 Timothy 1-6
“Then the LORD God said to the woman, ‘What is this that you have done?’ The woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.’ -Genesis 3:13 ESV Study Bible.
Ralph McTell Streets of London
Saturday, July 16, 2022. 5:17 AM
He gave us a vision . . .
It often happens when I awaken from a nap that I have such thoughts that I’m compelled to get up and begin writing about them – they seem so meaningful.
I had to get out of bed after witnessing these things — and write them down here – even if only in abbreviated form so as not to forget them
I.O.U. by Lee Greenwood
“Walden was dead and is alive again” — Henry David Thoreau of Concord, Massachusetts
Evergreen by Susan Jacks
The Greening of America – concerning some pictures of cultivated living green bushes in the shape of “things in town” – this is about some pictures seen on Facebook in “Extremely Weird.”
I OWE YOU – LEE GREENWOOD
This song makes me cry – maybe it’s like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. He hadn’t moved in so long; when Dorothy came around, he needed to be oiled he hurt so much. Maybe we all need anointing oil to come alive again.
The best thing a hurting heart can do is to cry out all that pain while listening to a sweet and comforting love song. “Let your heart be broken [open – like a seed – that may begin to sprout and become something new; and experience “newness of life” that you never imagined was possible] “by the things that break the heart of God.” -World Vision quote [and additions] from the 1980s — with the additions inserted in brackets.
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Jesus was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.” -Romans 6:3-7. ESV Study Bible.
“Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.” -Romans 7:4-6. ESV Study Bible.
Henry David Thoreau wrote about Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. In the Springtime the ice that had covered the Pond all Winter finally melted away; and so, he wrote: “Walden was dead but is alive again!” Our human hearts, too, can be covered over and silenced in spiritual death; but when love comes into the heart [especially the love of God expressed by His grace through faith in His Son – as revealed to us in the gospel of God] it becomes alive again. Maybe that is what the Scriptures are referring to concerning “the circumcision of the heart.”
Evergreen – Susan Jacks HD
This song makes me feel like crying, too . . .
Carol Kidd – when i dream 한영자막 둘둘차 돌돌대왕
“My Hometown” by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen – My Hometown (from Born In The U.S.A. Live: London 2013)
“And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there, and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things? And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.’ And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.” -Matthew 13:53-58. ESV Study Bible.
Jesus said: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” -John 10:10. ESV Study Bible. Isn’t abortion a matter of killing and destroying? And isn’t it a lie and deceitful to use words such as “reproductive rights” when killing/destroying/stealing the human life of an unborn baby is just the opposite of reproductive?
In the regeneration of all things, True God will be with us who believe the gospel and receive the love of the truth; and there will be no more pain nor sorrow nor death – but everlasting joy and peace and perfect health and eternal life for those who truly believe the gospel of Jesus Christ; and do what He said in the gospel. And all the things prophesied in The Book of Revelation will come true.
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 4-7
We must be born again, as Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3.
Ladies’ Choice – To Sir, With Love (with subtitles)
May we all choose life rather than death
And salvation rather than damnation
And love rather than hate
And gentleness and kindness and peace — rather than violence.
In the name of the Lord Jesus, thank You heavenly Father by him.
“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying,
‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’”
-Mark 1:14, 15. ESV Study Bible.
“Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” -Mark 16:14-16. ESV Study Bible.
Goodness Of God (Lyrics) ~ Bethel Music
Maybe, we’re all on The Titanic – a great worldly ship –
And she’s hit the iceberg
And each one of us must choose
Do we stay on board the ship of state?
Is she under the sway of Babylon the great?
Or do we choose to get into the humble lifeboat and wait for our coming salvation?
1 Peter 1-5
GOD’S WAY OF SALVATION (JOHN 3:16)
Spiritual Awakening ~ Shofar Blast