The Kingdom of Heaven

A tiny and meek seed has an amazing story bestowed upon it and comes to know the Gardener who planted it.

It is to become a great tree one day.  To be right it must first be tender and sensitive, enduring patiently in long suffering so that it can grow it’s own shape.

A great storm came without notice.  The rain was riding the wind in all directions.  Nothing like this had ever happened before.  Instantly the seedling was pushed over and fell to the ground.  This is where the unclean things would devour each other to become food for the living.  The seedling sensed that all was lost so it struggled no more.  The rains continued to press it into the mud until there was no light to be found.  This is how the seedling met the gardener for the first time.

Right before darkness made sleep the only thing left, the seedling was brought back up to stand in the light.  It was cleansed of the mud and given support in order to make what would be impossible possible.  The seedling realized that there were things happening outside of it’s own direct senses.  There were forces that came in the dark and there were forces that came in the light.

The gardener would visit in the light and it was a relationship of love.  There was some pruning and training which upset the seedling at times, but faith allowed it to trust in the training rather than rebelling to it’s own demise.

When darkness comes it brings with it a cold wet chill and a looming threat of the unknown.  The seedling would cling tighter to the ground each time and it did not understand why it had to be this way.  It would ask, “For what purpose does this darkness have and why must I be left alone in it?”

Time became the enduring response to every question.  This drove the young tree to reach outward in all directions to find answers.  The gardener visited less each day and the sun became more intense.  The tree was thankful for all the darkness which had caused it to cling deep into the ground.  In those depths was endless relief from the heat of the intense sun.

While searching for answers the tree made new relationships.  In the past there were only creepy crawling things and buzzing things, some who would chew on it, and others who would devour those biters.  It came to be that many critters of the furry kind would hug to the tree in times of darkness.  And they would live and play on the tree during the light.  Many times the tree would wonder about the gardener, “Did he know from the beginning this would be as it is?”

Most Agree With Jesus Without Knowing It

Did you know that Jesus stood up against accusers?

He revealed how forgiveness was greater for you.

Did you know he taught people to overcome their own faults

rather than focusing on overcoming the faults of others?

Did you know he threatened the power of the religious elite?

He gave it back to the true believers who loved God in their heart.

Did you know he pointed out vanity and lovers of public appraisal?

He taught to be gentle and humble is more righteous in truth.

Did you know he wants you to guard yourself against liars who seek power over you?

He loved you enough to die in humiliation so that you would know for sure that his message is of our Father who also loves us.  The message is to love one another, just as Jesus loved us.

Why would we be upset that these things are the truth and the way so that we will be seen by God who is hoping to give us eternal life?

Are we clinging to men’s traditions or are we running from them?

Jesus is not about men’s traditions or enforcement of any kind.

It is about living for our Heavenly Father who created us and this world with intention.

The things we must learn are greater than men’s traditions

just as the kingdom we inherit is not of this world.

Tree of Knowledge vs. Tree of Life

Knowledge obligates

Life liberates

Knowledge is for enslavement

Life is for choice

Knowledge is true or false

Life is moral or immoral

Knowledge is fed or received

Life is achieved

Knowledge goes on a hard drive

Life is the owner of that drive

 
This is the difference between the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life.

Seek to Blame or Grow?

Are you justified

or are you growing?

You have a Father

who is there for you to blame

or to ask for guidance.

It is a simple choice

and it reveals who you are.

Revelation is about revealing you to Him.

Lady Gaga is What???

I thought the entire world had gone mad,

but then I read some sense in the comments.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/05/the-gospel-according-to-lady-gaga/?utm_term=.1c35414d9aaa

Are they Serving Another Master?

The commandments are fought over by people who do not know your word

and many are murdered in the name of the commandments

despite the commandments to love one another

and to not murder one another.

The children want to sing, shout and spray the word

but do not want to live it.

They want to be chosen and receive power over nations

but know nothing of humbling themselves before  you.

They are eager to condemn the ones who stumble on their way

because their faith hinges on social condemnation.

This is no different than the Roman Empire.

How much like their Father are they?

Do they walk in His way?

Or are they serving another master?

 

Dear God,

I repent for allowing this world to convince me

that you are something other than what you are.

I repent for taking their word for it, before seeking the word you gave to me.

The word which many people died to preserve.

I thank you for sending the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Truth through Jesus

otherwise there is no salvation in this world.

Thank you for allowing me to receive the bread you send to your children.

Let every step I make be of your will

so that I might see your glory more everyday.

 

A Cryptic Experience

The Serpent has conjured up a cryptic world
and the lights are flashing in a cryptic fashion

unexplained experiences with cryptic meanings
forming questions which have no answers

And now nobody knows what is true
yet everybody needs to tell you what they made to be true

convince and persuade
debate and compel

begging others to change their heart
but not willing in their own heart

But the Truth was there all along
persevering through all that few have persevered through

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