Monthly Archives: August 2013

What’s Going On? What’s Not Going On?

Too much going on, but not enough, of what’s not going on.

That statement may seem somewhat odd, but I assure you it is not. I can show you a million things, that’s, going on today. Let’s see, here’s some examples:

1. The trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens more in a Fort Hood shooting rampage, was temporarily halted today when a lawyer objected that Hasan was putting up no defense in an effort to get himself executed.

2.   Python That Killed 2 Boys Was Kept in House, Not in Pet Store  – The python that strangled two young boys this week did not escape from the pet store below the apartment where the boys slept, as previously believed, but was a house pet kept inside the apartment where they were visiting friends, authorities in Canada said.

3.  US Consumer Borrowing Rose $13.8 Billion in June  –  Americans borrowed more in June to buy cars and attend schools. But they were frugal again with their credit cards, indicating many are still wary of taking on high-interest debt.

4.  Cash-strapped Greek Animal Shelter Lets Online Users Kill Animals  -The current financial crisis in Greece has wide-ranging consequences for everyone, including their animal population.

5. Vandals Mark Racial Slurs, Images On Jackie Robinson Statue  — Vandals defaced a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball stadium, marking racial slurs and symbols on it, park and police officials said Wednesday.

6.  Ex-madam, seeking New York City office, faces prescription drug charges – A self-described “ex-madam” who claims she supplied fellow city comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer with escorts several years ago is facing charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, authorities said.

7.  What do pope’s remarks on gays mean? – Pope Francis ignited a firestorm on the Internet with a few words about gay and lesbian people that seemed to suggest a new church position on homosexuality. I say “seemed to” because it would only appear new to someone who was unfamiliar with the old position.

8. Over 48 years, GOP Strays Far From Voting Rights –  “Our country has changed,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts on June 25, 2013, when five of the nine Supreme Court Justices dismantled the historic Voting Rights Act.

9. Castro a psychopath who will never feel remorse – “There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one’s head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people’s pain.” — James Baldwin

10. Yemen foils a plot to attack ports, oil and gas facilities, official says –  Why is Yemen a focus of terror threat?

11.  Sun’s magnetic field about to flip, causing “ripple effect” – You won’t be able to see it, but it might affect the Earth’s climate — the sun’s magnetic field is going through a big change.

12. North Korea expanding Yongbyon nuclear complex, U.S. Institute says– A U.S.institute tracking North Korea’s nuclear weapons program says recent satellite photos show Pyongyang is doubling the size of its uranium enrichment plant, jibing with the country’s announced plans to expand technology that can be used both to create energy and the core of nuclear weapons.

13. Cyclospora outbreak may have multiple sources – The number of cyclospora cases has risen to over 400, as the FDA says it believes at least some of the cases may have been caused by a salad mix from a Mexican processing plant. What caused the widespread outbreak remains a mystery. Carter Evans reports.

14. How did low-level employees access national secrets?  – Whatever the motives of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, the obvious question that both these cases raise is how is it that an Army private and one of the guys on the National Security Agency’s IT help desk could wind up with access to some of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets?

15. Study finds modern word choices reflect a more self-centered culture Does anyone ever use the word “oblige” anymore?  The way in which the English language and word use changes over time says a lot about how Americans and Britons have become more self-centered, according to a new UCLA study released Wednesday.

I think you might have gotten  the idea about  all the things  going on around us daily…                                                          

But, we need to know some very important things about what’s not going on! When I say “what’s not going on, I mean: The things that should be important to us, that we give the least attention! We often neglect the things that should have a major hold on us. Rather it’s seen today or unseen today. Things in the natural realm or things in the spiritual realm. Things that have a major effect on our lives, right now today or in the distant future. Let me help you with that..

Say for instance a great storm came today, tomorrow or this week. Some of us will be prepared, but most of us won’t. Just say you have an underground tunnel built somewhere hoping to be saved. But let’s say the storm was so major that it destroyed everything, and I mean everything! What can you do? What can you say? After all the preparation, you still didn’t survive. Then What?

So may I ask, how are you with Jehovah Elohim? How are you with God our Creator and Saviour? How have you stood up for Him? How have you served Him? How have you lived for Him? How have you honored Him? How did you worship Him? How ? How? Did you try to lead other to Him as their Saviour?  Did you consider Our Lord being someone of interest and importance? Did you make time for Him, daily? How did you honor Him? Well you kinda get the idea.  Well the simplest way to honor God Yeshua is by, getting you a Holy Bible, studying it and living it on a daily basis. That’s the basic step. Next find you a serious church, that teaches the principles and concepts of God and Jesus Christ. If the church is the real church, and not one of the false churches, then you will grow in Christ. Now if the church asks for money all the time, for unnecessary reasons, and tells  you gonna get rich, then I’d think twice. Before the riches, money and fame, there has to be Christ Jesus. If it is teaching, that wealth comes before Christ, then run!
 FirstIsaiah 55:6-7  “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. v.7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts;  Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
Second, Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. v.8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who knocks it will be opened. v.9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son or daughter asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
 Third, Luke 19: 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
 Fourth, John 7:34 “You will seek Me, and not find Me,  and where I go you cannot come.”
Fifth, Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are of CHRIST JESUS.

Biopsychologist Says Religion Could Disappear by 2041 Because People Will Have Replaced God with Possessions –

  • Dr Nigel Barber’s book debunks the popular belief that religious groups will dominate atheistic ones because they collectively have more children
  • He said the market for formal religion is being squeezed by modern substitutes such as sport and entertainment in more developed countries
  • Added that atheists are heavily concentrated in richer countries and religion will decrease as individuals’ personal wealth increases
    Religious people in many developed countries will be a minority by 2041, according to one Irish biopsychologist.
    A study into the beliefs of people living in 137 countries, which forms the basis for a new book, found atheism increases in more developed places as people become increasingly materially rich.

Army Chaplain’s Assistant Accused of Creating a “Hostile and Antagonistic” Environment After Calling Homosexuality a Sin

An Army chaplain’s assistant said she was accused of creating a “hostile and antagonistic” environment after she posted a message on her personal Facebook page calling homosexuality a sin.

Case of Two Christians Who Were Arrested for Reading the Bible In Public Goes to Trial

The men were arrested when they went to their local DMV in Hemet, Calif., and read from the Bible aloud as people stood in line for the DMV to open. When the first California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer arrived on the scene, he grabbed the Bible away from the man reading it and said he could not “preach to a captive audience.”

Brian Welch: A Rock Star and Drug Addict Finds Answers in the Bible and Gives his Life to Christ

He is an American musician best known as the former guitarist and co-founder of the nu metal band Korn. He is ranked at No. 26 of Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time and his work has resulted in over 50 million albums sold. By 1995, his band was earning $25 million in royalties and performing in sold out arenas. By 2003, he had become addicted to drugs and would prepare for tours by stashing as much methamphetamine as he could in vitamin capsules, deodorant containers, and his clothes. His life began to spin out of control when his wife, who was also on drugs, left him taking their daughter with her.

Kenyan Lawyer Sues Israel and Italy In the Supreme Court of the World to Overturn the Conviction of Jesus Christ

The conviction of Jesus by Pontius Pilate may be the most famous court verdict ever–and perhaps the most consequential, since it led to Christ’s crucifixion and the founding of a global religion.

Here is some things that should be going on:
Here is a short media clip that may help you relate to what I ‘m saying
What we should start doing
Act today, tomorrow may just be too late
View this Declaration
Pray Today, Now

Hey, we have got to stand for something, so I’m standing for Jesus Christ!!! I am standing by His side to declare righteousness! I am standing by His side asking Him to heal our Land and Nation. Not only the United States but all the other countries  and Nations, as well! Especially the Nation of Israel and the israeli people that are praying to Christ Jesus/ Messiah Yeshua, to also heal their land and cut down their enemies. On which several occasions God did and will do it again!

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As for Grace…

As for “Grace” Extending “Grace” 

By, the grace, of what or who?  What is grace? Who is grace? How, does the grace, you say, help me?  What is the big issue about grace? Is this grace thing real? Who gets the grace? Is grace for me? Is grace a woman or a man? Is grace a personal thing or a corporate thing? Is it a secret thing or public?

 

If you are a church goer, then you have probably heard the word or an explanation for the term grace. But if not then the word grace, may be the name of a female or some form of an emotion. It could even mean sparing the rod. There are so many assumptions for grace. But, “Grace” can surprise you!

As for Grace,

According to “The Free Dictionary”- GRACE

(grs) used in Noun form:

1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.       3. A sense of fitness or propriety.
4. disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill
b. Mercy; clemency.
5. A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
6.A temporary immunity or exemption; a reprieve.
7. Graces Greek & Roman Mythology Three sister goddesses, known in Greek mythology as Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, who dispense charm and beauty.
8. a. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.
b. The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.
c. An excellence or power granted by God.
9. A short prayer of blessing or thanksgiving said before or after a meal.
10. Grace Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop.
11. Music An appoggiatura, trill, or other musical ornament in the music of 16th and 17th century England.

Definition of GRACE according to Merriam-Webster

1a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
: a virtue coming from God
: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace
2a : approvalfavor <stayed in his good graces>
archaic : mercypardon
: a special favor : privilege <each in his place, by right, not grace, shall rule his heritage — Rudyard Kipling>
: disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency
: a temporary exemption : reprieve
3a : a charming or attractive trait or characteristic
: a pleasing appearance or effect : charm <all the grace of youth — John Buchan>
: ease and suppleness of movement or bearing
4—used as a title of address or reference for a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop
5: a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks
plural capitalized : three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty
7: a musical trill, turn, or appoggiatura
8 a : sense of propriety or right had the grace not to run for elective office — Calvin Trillin
: the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful
GRACE is, or could be, a concept, a theme, perspective, a promise, a leisure or maybe a God Given inalienable right. Is it earned? Is it bought, gained or given?  Is it time or is it a I owe you?  It depends on what you believe. Beliefs can be right or wrong. But biblically there is only one right. God’s right. I am speaking Biblically.
So as a human what do you believe about grace?

Biblically speaking here it is:

Grace is sparing me from something dreadful. But according to Zondervan, “Grace is being released to us, to release us from the dominion of sin, for believers.” Believers have more pull with God than the sinner.  Zondervan also states that “Grace is portraying a compassionate response from one who is able to change the situation or to help someone in need.
Grace can be demonstrated by humans, but true grace is given by God. Grace is not a human. Grace is an action. Grace has been given to us all, from one extent to another. Grace helps you by sparing you from the destructive hands of satan. Grace also help you find your way back to God, if you get off track. Without grace you would not be given the opportunity to get it right with God. The big issue about grace is that Grace is a pardon! Pardon for the terrible sins we commit. When we hear the word pardon we think of prisoners. No, pardon is the only thing that is giving us grace. Grace is real, if it was not, then the car that ran the red light, might not of missed you. Grace is real, someone was dying in your family, and someone prayed for that person to be healed, and suddenly they were healed, that’s grace.  You lost something, someone found it and returned it, that was grace. A bully stops bullying you, that’s grace.
When you did something wrong as a child, and you know you should have gotten it, but your parents just talked to you, that’s grace.  America with it many sins, has not completely been  destroyed, that’s grace. A person commits murder, but given life, that’s grace, especially when they know they should have gotten death. God’s grace is like love so big, that it  deletes all the mistakes, you can’t  even see the wrongs anymore, because grace makes them all right and forgotten. We all should be dead, but God has given us grace to live and get it right with Him. A fool that loves to sin, and is not quickly destroyed, that’s grace. I hope you kinda get the idea. This thing called grace is nor male or female. Grace is no secret, it is offered to us all. It’s not favored to any one person, or any one race of people.
 God discriminates, but grace does not, and grace is extended to us by God. How is both capable, discrimination and grace?
Here is something that may interest you!
Examples:

GOD SHOWED GRACE TO

THEY WERE FULL OF

“Grace” really is amazing. What is “Grace” to you?

GRACE IS EVERYTHING!

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