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Religion Belief Internet God

Religion Belief Internet God
Is it within reach to verge on god via internet? can acquaint with be a code buried in internet gear to interconnect to god itself? can god interconnect to us in internet code? god barely knows? holy grail- ark of the contract any ancient devices that is alleged to be correspondence relays to speak to god.Is acquaint with a hand book on how the ark of the contract can be fanfare if found? But lay down my understanding in dream showing the ark of the contract it can't be operated deteriorating the use of the holy grail goal no lethal can cope with the services with sound in the ark of the covenant? The holy grail cup is the launch pad to managing the ark of the contract.Is god of creature from outer space origin, but in church lethal form for us to comprehend? Beings in other put up from other worlds is it possible? I amount it is probable? I could do with accord acquaint with has been experiences of the strange that I display witnessed in my lifetime; this is maybe what has gave me anointed knowledge or the unplanned to figuring out refined indecipherable ciphers?(In photo above an specific was acquaint with in spirit in this family unit that was of the knights templars statues.)Engulfed with wisdom lay down spiritual visions & thoughts,- Keith Ranvillekeith ranville@hotmail.comhttp://oakislandtreasurenewsarchives.blogspot.com/

A Good Osas Discussion

A Good Osas Discussion
There's the beginning of a really interesting, not to mention civilized and intelligent, conversation about Once Saved, Always Saved (OSAS) going on between DJ AMDG (who believes in it) and Kerath25 (who doesn't) in the comments section to yesterday's post. In the post, I argued that Simon the Magi disproves OSAS, because every version of Acts 8:13 says that "Simon himself believed and was baptized" (the two conditions laid out by Christ to become saved in), and yet both Simon and Peter question his salvation in Acts 8:20-24. We don't know whether Simon the Magi was ultimately saved or not, but it doesn't matter: the very fact that both St. Peter and Simon himself act as if he "might" not be disproves OSAS, which bars that possibility "a priori".

In response to this, DJAMDG raises a number of points worthy of response, and while I think that Kerath25 did a great job of answering them, they're worth mentioning in the main part of the blog here, for those of you who may have missed the comments. DJAMDG's questions will be in red, and my own responses I'll keep in black. Scripture will be in purple.

* The crux of DJAMDG's argument is that Acts 8:15-16 signal that Simon the Magi's Baptism was non-Trinitarian, because we're told that Peter and John went to Samaria after Phillip, that the Samaritans "might receive the holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus." Kerath25 succinctly noted what it took me most of this morning's post to say: Baptism in the name of Jesus (which, as he noted, is perhaps better translated "Baptism "into" the name of Jesus") is a reference to Trinitarian water Baptisms, as Acts 2:38 signals. So the problem wasn't that the Baptism was invalid (it's exactly as Peter prescribes in 2:38), it's that they haven't recieved the separate sacrament of Baptism of the Spirit, which we now call Confirmation. This morning's post clarifies that distinction. Specifically, Section D (why have both?) answers the question, "why was the laying on of hands required?"

* DJAMDG also says:

I think the point of this text requiring exploration doesn't have so much to do with a set point for salvation on a time-line but instead the nature and relationship of belief/faith/baptism/heart transformation/rebirth. I think the preponderance of scripture is clear that for rebirth to occur it's a change of heart that is required. Nothing about the text leads us to believe that Simon's heart had a trajectory change toward God. On the contrary, everything we're told from beginning to end about Simon is that his heart desired only power. I don't think that's quite accurate. We're also told that he believed and was Baptized. The exact same pair of terms (believe and be baptized) are used in Mark 16:16 and Acts 8:13. I don't see any reason to believe that it means different things in one place than the other. After all, Luke, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, penned these words knowing full well how the story ends. It's not as though he's just duped by Simon's apparent conversion. He knows what happens post-Baptism to Simon, and still explictly affirms that he believed and was Baptized.

Myself, I'm inclined to think he lusted for the power precisely because it was his old ways beckoning him. 2 Peter 2 refers to just such a thing: those who deny "the Master who ransomed them" (2 Peter 2:1), and who turn away from righteousness to go back to the exact same filth they came out of (2 Peter 2:21-22). Even after we're saved, old sins still tempt us. Simon simply had a relapse: as a magician, seeing an actual miracle would have been amazing. But he was lusting in a sinful way after the grace of God, for all the wrong reasons.

* Next, he writes: "Lastly, I'm starting to like the terms 'saved' and 'salvation' less and less for what we're actually talking about...but that's for a different conversation." I'm interested in what he's got to say here. I think that there's a good chance I agree -- "saved" means a specific thing to different people (particularly Evangelicals), and that thing is often distinct from what the New Testament writers meant. There's always the risk that a word will take on a new meaning distinct from what the Biblical writers meant. An amusing example: in the KJV version of James 2:3, St. James accuses his readers of giving undue "respect to him that weareth the gay clothing."

That said, Mark 16:16 is the reason "saved" is in this conversation, because this is one of those times when Jesus uses the word. I do think that we should start with the way it's being used textually, and ask, "If it's possible to believe and be baptized (Acts 8:13), and then later do something which separates us from a right relationship with God (Acts 8:21), what does Jesus mean when He says that those who believe and are Baptized are saved (Mark 16:16)?"

* In a follow-up comment, DJAMDG raises a great point I'd never thought of. Any Protestant who reads Mark 16:7 and John 21:15-19 to say that 'Peter "was "a Disciple, then "wasn't", but then was reinstated' is in a strange place to argue OSAS. As it is, I deny both OSAS AND the myth that Peter lost his Discipleship, and explain why here. But it'll be interesting to see how those who attempt to affirm both manage to do so. "Perserverance of the Saints" doesn't stand up as well when you've got Peter denying Christ, and the other Ten (excluding Judas, of course) fleeing. In previous conversations, I've asked Calvinists, "would you lose your salvation if you denied Christ?" To which I've repeatedly been told, "if you're saved, that would never happen." Except that it "did "for St. Peter. So really, whether he lost his office as a result or not, real life belies OSAS throughout the New Testament.

Finally, to both DJAMDG and Kerath25: Thanks to both of you. This has been, in my opinion, a great conversation, and you've both been extremely charitable to one another and to me: you're showing Christ really well, even as we dispute some of the finer points!

Religion Belief Memory And Identity Nation And Culture

Religion Belief Memory And Identity Nation And Culture
The origin of history and culture is found in the Book of Genesis: the decision by the Creator to make man in His own image and likeness, blessing man, charging him to be fruitful and placing him at the forefront of the world. In one verse (Gen 1: 28) we have the earliest and most complete definition of human culture.

In the second account of Creation (Genesis chapter 2), we are given man's original experiences of solitude, unity and nakedness, together with the losing of original innocence in sin.

Man's mission then, which belong's equally to men and women, is to discover and confirm the truth about ourselves, and to receive the world as a gift and as a task. In order to undertake this mission we must be guided by the truth about ourselves and about the world.

Man's mission to the visible world has evolved throughout history, and we can see that where there have been problems, we have not been faithful to the truth about ourselves. Civilisation has always been linked to knowledge of the truth about the world, together with knowledge about ourselves.

Deeply ingrained in human culture is the element of beauty; that man reflects in his own life and work the beauty and goodness which is present in the created universe - man's testimony to God's work. This is a foundational element of the human experience and one which is expressed in the culture of a nation. It is this experience, by which man represents what is true, which reveals man's sovereignty in the world, his greatness. And for the same reason, the nation (natural society) is greater than the State (political organisation), for the nation's link to truth is more organic and foundational than is the State's.

Today, it can be said of many Western countries that they have arrived at the stage of "post-identity". That their relationship with truth and their own sense of sovereignty is now much diminished, and that consequently the citizens of these countries cannot give a testimony to their culture (man reflecting his own truth and the truth about the world). Instead, culture has in many cases been overwhelmed by false values, modern destructive trends in liberalism and economics.

Source: new-generation-witch.blogspot.com

Levels Of Reiki

Levels Of Reiki
IN TRADITIONAL WAY THERE ARE ONLY 4 LEVELS OF REIKI, WHICH ARE:REIKI LEVEL 1:This is your first level or degree along the Reiki path. In Reiki Level 1, you sense spiritual energy. The Reiki attunement connects you to the source of healing energy. It gives you/awakens in you the ability to 'do' Reiki. You can start to channel Reiki after the attunement to this level of Reiki to help heal others and yourself. In Level 1, you are taught techniques for treatment of self and others. The focus of Level 1 is about learning to become 'a clear channel' for Reiki.Level 1 connects you with the phenomenon that is Reiki. It gives you/awakens in you the ability to 'do' Reiki. In Level 1, you are taught techniques for treatment of self and others. Traditionally, in Usui Shiki Ryoho, the focus of Reiki Level 1 is on hands-on therapy at a purely physical level, both for self-treatment and for treating others.THE TOPICS COVERED IN REIKI LEVEL 1 ARE: * Introduction * What is Reiki? * History of Reiki * How does Reiki work? * The beneficial effects of Reiki * Usui Reiki Principles * Reiki Levels or degrees * What is a Reiki attunement or initiation? * Aura * Chakras * Balancing the Chakras * Using Reiki * Treatment of Self and Others * Energy Ball * Hand positions * Giving Reiki treatment to others * Energy Exchange * Grounding * Basic distance healing * More ways of using your Reiki * Tip and Tricks for the Practitioner's * The 21 day cleansing process * DisclaimerREIKI LEVEL 2:This Reiki attunement deepens your connection to the source and strengthens your ability to channel it. In Reiki Level 2, you call and consciously direct spiritual energy. You are introduced to the Reiki symbols and distance healing in this level. Symbols are used in healing, meditation and for spiritual, mental and emotional development. They are triggers that enable you to connect with spiritual information. Symbols help you connect with and focus and use the Reiki energy. The symbols can be used for healing and protection. The Reiki symbols are used in treatments as well as attunements/ initiations. There are three traditional symbols taught in Reiki Level 2. There is one more symbol used in traditional Reiki in the Master Level.The Reiki Level 2 attunement attunes you to the three symbols you will be working with at this level. The attunement of Level 2 deepens the quality of the flow of Reiki Energy. With Reiki Level 2 training, the student is introduced to three sacred symbols, and is instructed in their use to:-enhance the effectiveness of physical level treatment -carry out treatment at deeper mental and emotional levels-and perform 'distant' or 'absent' treatments for people not physically present.THE TOPICS COVERED IN REIKI LEVEL 2 ARE: * Introduction * Reiki Principles (Ethics) * About symbols * Advanced energy channeling and healing with symbols * Instant and safe Kundalini awakening * Harmony, Emotional and mental * Death and bereavement * Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen/Distance symbol * Sei He Ki/Mental-Emotional symbol * Cho Ku Rei/Power Symbol * Guidelines for the use of symbols * Hands-on Reiki treatment using the symbols * Distance or Absent healing * Distance treatments to many people * Protection or shielding * Grounding * Intentions and affirmations * Energy blocks and illness * Self treatment * Dowsing (Through Pendulum) * Short form of the Reiki treatment * Tip and Tricks for the Practitioner's * The 21 Day Cleansing ProcessREIKI LEVEL 3:This is your 3rd Level Degree. In this Degree a person can attuned to the levels 1. This training of the Master/Teacher Level is invaluable to those who want to share Reiki with others by teaching them Reiki Level 1.Reiki is also, especially at this higher level, an invaluable tool for spiritual growth, having a subtle yet profound effect on one's personal development.This level further strengthens and deepens your connection to the Reiki source. You are taught the fourth sacred symbol - the Master symbol, and are instructed in its uses, including its significance in the Attunement/ Initiation process. Reiki Level 3 empowers you to pass on attunements/ initiations to others. You are also instructed about the basics for teaching.At this level, a healer is capable of sending healing by a look or by thought alone. The training for this level includes learning to impart attunement to others and several developmental techniques. THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE REIKI LEVEL 3 ARE: * Introduction * The Master Symbol * Using the Master Symbol * How attunements work * Ritual and Attunement * Before the Attunement * Attunement Steps for Reiki Level 1 * Distant or Remote Attunement * Energy exchange * What is a Reiki Master? * Reiki Principles for Professionals (Ethics) * How to teach a Reiki for Class 1 * Programming (able to program an object to channel Reiki actively for a longer period of time) * Developing all major chakras * The 21 day cleansing processREIKI MASTER LEVEL 4:Level 4 is the Master Level. In this Level you are going to Attuned a student for the Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. A person attuned to this level is called a Reiki Master. After get attune to this level a student (Master) can teach/attuned all Levels of Traditional Reiki. This training of the Master/Teacher Level is invaluable to those who want to share Reiki with others by teaching them Reiki Level 2, 3 and 4.At this level, a healer is capable of sending healing by a look or by thought alone. The training for this level includes learning to impart attunement to others and several developmental techniques. A person attuned to this level is called a Reiki Master. THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE REIKI LEVEL 4 ARE: * Introduction * How attunements work * Ritual and Attunement * Before the Attunement * Attunement Steps for Reiki Level 2 * Attunement Steps for Reiki Level 3 * Attunement Steps for Master Level 4 * Distant or Remote Attunement * Energy exchange * What is a Reiki Master? * Reiki Principles for Professionals (Ethics) * How to teach a Reiki for Class 2,3,4 * The 21 day cleansing processREIKI GRAND MATER LEVEL 5 AND 6:Master/Teacher continuation and completion of the Usui System of Natural Healing.Reiki levels V and VI are not given directly from Mikao Usui. At the beginning these levels were without symbols. They were formed by a Qi Gong and Reiki Master from Berlin, Germany. He saw an opportunity to channel Qi Gong energy in the same way as Reiki during meditation - this is the second part of the initiation process.The symbols were probably channeled by an English medium/channel, they then being put together because it was believed that symbols ought to be added to the initiation process.Experiences with levels V and VI are very positive, it being powerful energy called Reiki-Laser Energy.To be initiated into levels V and VI, one should have been a Reiki Master for at least six months.Both the levels V and VI must be taught together and so both the initiations are given one after the other. They are Yin and Yang. THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE GRANDMASTER LEVEL 5 ARE: * Introduction * The 2 Grand Master Symbols * The 4 Wisdom Symbols * Using the Master Symbol * How attunements work * Ritual and Attunements * Before the Attunement * Attunement Steps for Reiki Grand Master Level 5 * Attunement Steps for Reiki Grand Master Level 6 * Distant or Remote Attunement * Energy exchange * What is a Reiki Grand Master? * Able to give all Level Attunement to others * The 21 day cleansing process * * * I live in Mumbai, India. I conduct in-person Reiki Training and Healing and also do Distance Attunements and Healing. I teach Reiki I, II, III, Master Level IV and Usui Grand Master Reiki Levels V and VI. I do Intuitive Readings, Chakra Clearing and Balancing, Dowsing, Energy Clearing of homes, work-places. I am a Clairvoyant and offer Spiritual Guidance. If you live in Mumbai or can visit, it would be great!

Tylluan Penry

Tylluan Penry
My first encounter with the wonderful Tylluan Penry was at Witchfest last year, she is an amazing lady.

Tylluan is a practicing solitary pagan witch and published pagan author. She writes about all sorts of things - paganism, the green man, solitary witchcraft, spells, festivals, her family and the world around her.

Her books include:


"The author has been seeking the Green for most of her life. What this meant in practice was that she was drawn to every aspect of the pagan path that touched upon Nature, the natural world, and its deities, becoming aware of the green landscape that underlies and surrounds towns, cities and factories. In this book she shares what she has learned and experienced; finding and making green gateways that would take her on magical journeys where she could learn more about the mysteries that surround us. Looking at and listening to the natural world. Strengthening your inner self, psychic self defence, working with the Green world - both the physical such as the uses of trees and the otherworldly such as fairies, the element, festivals ans symbols are all covered here plus spellworking and much more. As you read through these pages, you will see that this path is intended for people working on their own, meaning you will never find things you cannot do without a partner or group; everything in Seeking the Green is designed for solitaries, but can of course be carried out by couples or groups. Years of experience, sound wisdom and commonsense run throughout the book - it reads like having a calm experienced guide right beside you."


In her introduction to the book, Tylluan writes: "What puts many people off using herbs in their magic is the idea they are going to have to become skilled amateur botanists. Of course it's true that the more you study plants the more you learn, but for most of us the plants we see everyday in our immediate surroundings are common weeds such as Daisies, Nettles and Forget-me-nots. Not very inspiring stuff, you might think. But I intend to show you that even with very limited resources, if you make the effort to find what is in your area you'll probably be surprised to discover you have the ingredients for virtually every magical purpose growing on your doorstep!

Discovering the magical properties of plants is a bit like being a detective; you need to follow the clues to unravel what any particular flower, tree, shrub or even toadstool is likely to contribute towards your magical practice. But you don't have to learn about hundreds of different plants, just half a dozen local ones will be enough to enrich your magical practice to start with, although as you become more skilled your options will increase. " An extremely well researched and informative book. A wealth of information is detailed in a very readable style. Instead of working through plants alphabetically, Tylluan has laid the book out in use order - it is rare to find a plant then look for something to do with it, far more often we have a need then have to find out what to use to achieve it so this makes a lot of sense. A detailed index completes this excellent tome.


"This is a truly excellent guide to psychic self defence, an invaluable resource for anyone experiencing psychic phenomena that concern them, and an important education to have in advance of possible trouble. As more and more people become aware of their own psychic capabilities, problems arising from negative energies and even psychic attacks have increased. This full and detailed guide to dealing with psychic attacks, negativity, hexes etc is based on Tylluan's extensive personal experience and is also very well researched, giving both a wealth of practical advice and a history of problems and their solutions through the ages. Whilst repeatedly reassuring the reader and describing how much "attack" is just others playing mind games causing fear, very full advice is given to deal with an extensive range of real problems!"

She is also currently working on her latest book, 'The Magical World of the Anglo Saxons' which will be published later this year.

Her books are available from www.capallbann.co.uk

She also has a wonderful blog www.tylluanpenry.blog.co.uk

She is a regular speaker at the Witchfests run by the Children of Artemis and a regular contributor to Witchcraft and Wicca magazine, Myddle Earth Magazine, and Witchcraft Inner Circle on-line magazine.



Modern Traditions

Modern Traditions



* As time moves on and the ruling of stake solidifies itself in the world it leads to a series of baggage arising from what we can forward to as a impious angle upon the mysteries. This impious angle is one set in in customs and opinions, everyplace awe for the deliberation of the sufficiently language aftermath and attitudes. We are emerged in a world of conditioning of a precisely characterless order. These factors are classic for the spirit of modernity everyplace acts and words are in a bigger and bigger efficiency emptied for meaning and suitably labels are ended armed for clarity new contents that belong of the exceedingly flawed order of human conditioning on a sociable level. This is relatively noticeable in the abuse of the requirement teachings and informal in modern days, a word that, anew on a impious level, do gesture no matter which handed down. teachings from a metaphysical angle do spell out the relationship of the supra-human, which brings tradition featuring in a condescending order and reflects the timeless truth found in let off and circle and the interplay amongst deduction and its thought. In the past teachings today is on the whole alleged on premises flawed to its metaphysical implications it do lead to a lofty distribute of acts and words not including meaning sparkle exercised, for example this is in the rear all the premise of conditioning. Conditioning does not hunt a metaphysical meaning, but a compliancy within the characterless order. Next words and acts unleash their traditional meaning and they fall featuring in ideas they are back copy to be chock-full with the illusions and lavish of actors moving curved in the exceedingly order of sparkle. This leads to a dutiful sway everyplace any suggestion or flights of lavish can be brought to mean the piece of work now vanished in the acts and words of tradition. This just leads to tradition sparkle emptied of meaning sparkle replaced by customs that are quite imaginary due to lack of empathy with source. This leads to deserted exercises of immodest rituals and initiations that don't pit anything of a supra-natural order and the take the stones out of remnant stopped and dying.

In this day and age teachings is systematically recycled to gesture a repetitive that has been leave-taking on for some time, but less and less is the meaning and ensure of the ritual explored. Like better, patronize actors preference and seems to be achieve by the deserted bump of sentiments and whims of the lavish to aftermath a be astonished of empathy with source and it ends up sparkle disposed towards veneer. Equally happens as the world grind is acutely intimate to the perceptive found in Arabic lands everyplace men everyplace immense from each other by the impenetrability of knowledge, parentage came subsequent to be decisive, then with the extension of capitalism pure wealth was what immense men from each other, ultimately bringing the pond veneer to be the occurrence that produced division amongst men. In the words of Gu'enon, this leads to a ruling of the Shudra everyplace repetitive moves in and replaces tradition as it should be. For to the same degree exercising customs the man dislocated from source stands free to throttle it with whatever inspiration of a, normally flawed order, that makes the repetitive to notable as tradition. In the end man modern tradition are definitely customs stuffed with quite characterless and flawed sentiments and illusions, not good enough institute in traditional code of belief and metaphysics. Once again, in the words of Gu'enon: "THE MISSILE IS INEXACT FOR THE TAKE THE STONES OUT OF." Herein lies the true fall, but with the fall comes moreover the ensure of reintegration - but reintegration rests on traditional initiation.

The Waning Full Moon Beltaine Approaches

The Waning Full Moon Beltaine Approaches
"I'm one with the Goddess and open to Her Wisdom." 16th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle Ruled by Gaia Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Sallie/Willow15th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow Moon Phase: waning Full Moon Moon sets: 6:37AM EDST Moon rises: 10:06PM EDST Moon in Scorpio v/c 8:39PM DST Moon enters the Mutable Fire Sign of Sagittarius at 10:36PM EDST Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon Lunar Meditation: The gift of grace. Sun in Taurus Sunrise: 6:21AM EDST Sunset: 8:14PM EDST Solar Question for the Day: "Which of your abilities are you neglecting?" Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the YearApril 29th, 2010 BELTAINE - A SEASON OF FAERIES - The tides of this sabbat are har4nessed by the witch for energy, new ideas, and empowered sexuality. Like Samhain, its opposite on the Wheel of Life, Beltaine is full of mischief-making influences, both elemental and through those just beyond our vision behind the Veil. This is night when the Gates to Faery swing open, and mankind is able to cross over. It is full of the pulsing energy of the natural world yearning towards its fulfillment in summer, and full of the vigor of the wild hunt. Beltaine is primarily a fire and fertility festival. The lighting of the Beltaine fires, usually atop hills, served the purpose of purifying and fructifying - cattle, crops, and communities. This is a major cross-quarter day that lasts from sunset on April 30th to sunset on May 2nd. AND SPEAKING OF FAERIES....... It is only in recent times that faeries have been visualized as cute, winsome figures. Prior to the 19th century they were consider to be complex and frequently mischievous creatures. They were thought to steal good children and replace them with naughty ones, and abduct unwary travelers who fell asleep in the wrong place. If slighted they would sour milk and prevent butter from being churned. They could cause food to spoil and prevent bread from rising. Of course if they were kindly disposed to you and treated with respect they would bring good luck and fortune. Faeries are believed to be encouraged to look kindly on people who grow certain plants: Ash, Bluebells, Red Carnations, Clover, Cowslips, Elder, Hawthorn, Hollyhocks, Lilac, Lobelia, Oak, Pansies, Blue and Red Primroses, Roses and Shamrock. They are said to live in Foxgloves and straw. Faeries are thought to gather at midsummer wherever Oak, Ash and Hawthorn grow together. At dawn or dusk sit quietly amongst these plants while wearing Thyme and you should be able to see Faeries. Alternatively, place 7 grains of Wheat onto a four-leafed Clover as an offering, and Faeries will come. Faeries are also thought to dance in Fairy rings, circles of mushrooms which are found in some fields. If, however, you feel you need to defend your home from the attentions of Faeries then plant Dill, Morning Glory, Gore, and Rosemary. To protect children from being stolen by the Faeries tie Peonies around their neck. Otherwise, carve beads from Peony root and string these together as a necklace which will guard against all kinds of spirits. [Excerpts from "The Witch's Guide to LIfe" by Kala Trobe, "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West and "Natural Magick" by Cassandra Eason]

Quantum Hologram And Esp Edgar Mitchell Apollo Astronaut

Quantum Hologram And Esp Edgar Mitchell Apollo Astronaut
Apollo 14 Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell presents an neat official annotations for psychic idea - The Quantum Hologram. Based on the fresh check in quantum physics, this array brings to the admired status information before now well-known by free a few check scientists in the world.

Realize the data of a secret psychic show conducted by Mitchell on the Moon concerning his cast on Apollo 14. Stare as he forthrightly describes a anarchic produce of psychic and spiritual upgrading that was triggered by his Moon landing aboard Apollo 14 and which led to the discoveries on hand in this array.

Dr. Edgar Mitchell became the sixth man to saunter on the moon and latter founded the Corporation of Noetic Sciences, an charity heartfelt to common sense official answers to numerous of humanities formidable mysteries such as psychic idea.

Source: crafty-witch.blogspot.com

The Denial Factor

The Denial Factor
BASIC DEFINITION OF "DENIAL" - Saying, "No," to something, rather than an affirmative "Yes." Disowning someone, such as the refusal of accepting a family member. Refusing to believe a reality and accepting its contradiction. Refusing to believe an important religious teachingEXAMPLES OF DENIAL

It never ceases to amaze me the capacity of us humans to deny something. It is the most natural thing for us to say "No." Just observe new parents interacting with their small child. No one has to teach that little individual to be defiant and to refuse his parent's loving direction.

Another example, - and, we read about this type of denial every time some person is highlighted in the news competing in some sporting event, not having the normal physical capacity. People who have no legs or even one leg will tempt fate by pushing themselves to compete in sporting events which require a normal set of legs. Little do they care to acknowledge, that down their life's chronological path, they will have done great damage to their leg stumps. Peoples' refusal to accept physical realities and adjust to new horizons, are astounding. [I am a polio survivor. I know wher, I speak]

Perhaps, one of the greatest present day examples, is in the political world - our current US White House occupier. I don't like to utilize the word "president" to describe him, because, it would be insulting the Office of US President. The denial factor is in full mode. In fact it has been in deceptive overdrive for now over 3 years now, ever since Barack Hussein Obama was elected to be US president, - and, even before that. However, and unfortunately for our US America, Mr. Obama never did meet one of the US Constitutional standard to be legitimate US president. That, (sadly) being the case, it has never been an impediment for millions of Americans to accept this grand deception. This deception (hoax) is sparked by umpteen politicians and a kowtowing media, who continue to impede reality by their denial and, who, in the same arrogant and strident denial, continue to perpetuate this charading deception.

Please reference the recent topical message, as to this charading deception, herd mentality denial, since this message is not intended to focus on our current US putative "leader:"

Reference - "Pontius Pilate and Political Correctness" - thechristianmessage.org/ In this message, there is further explanation and some helpful informational links.


Having been raised in a Christian home and regularly attending church and Sunday school, I've heard my annual share about Christ's disciple, Peter, and his glaring denial of Christ. It's the traditional thing for Christian preachers and for Sunday school lessons and teachers, to highlight past believers' sins and their failures to live up to God's Ten Commandment standards. And, I must admit that believers, as recorded in the historical Old Testament and Christian Scriptures, are easy targets for "modern-day" [sometimes, holier-than-thou] Christians to "beat up" on.

It's the easiest thing to criticize believers of the past and thereby ignore our own present day denials. Christians today deny Christ everyday. As part of that "Holy Christian Church / Communion of saints" crowd, [see: Nicene Creed] we deny Christ by our sins of commission and omission. We often fail to model the life of Christ in our everyday living. Christians are prone to exhibit road rage, speak ill and nasty of their fellow employees, ignore the needs of their families, and fail to love those within the direct spheres of their influence.


Not only do Christians deny their Lord and Savior Christ by unkind behaviors and sins of omission toward those in their geographical spheres of influence, Christians deny and offend their Christ by not loving one another. Their tolerance to one another is often noticed by an unbelieving community. Christ, Himself made the (following) observant statement about His disciples:

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35

There are many examples where Christians are in denial. Like Christ's disciple, Peter, Christians refuse to believe and acknowledge Christ and His teaching in their everyday lives. Their emphasis is on repetitive doctrinal (teaching) without the practice of "connecting the dots."

One prominent example that readily comes to mind, is the gullible acceptance of Christians to accept hook, line and sinker modern Bible translations which are noticeably gender neutral. To accept them as equal to non gender neutral Bible translations, or, even to consider them for acceptable use, is, in essence a form of denying Christ. After, all, Christ, is the author of Scripture. He is, as the Nicene Creed states, "very God of very God." And, the Scriptures teach that all of Scripture is "God-breathed," - even the very words, which God's Holy Spirit directly intended to convey to the divinely hand picked "human authors." [2 Timothy 3:14-17 ; Proverbs 30:5-6 ; 2 Peter 1:20-21] To consider and / or, then to choose a Bible translation which alters the patriarchal language of Scripture, which God directed to be written, is not only irresponsible, but plainly foolish. In short, it is a form of denying Christ, and not giving Him His proper, due. It is, bending to the whims of the ever-changing political correctness culture and paying obeisance to carnality and to the sin stained cosmos. [1 John 2:15;16;17]


We live in a "debunking" cultural. Scores of satirists, comedians and some radio talk show hosts, love to spotlight Christians' inconsistencies and specific instances where Christians have sinned - and, in short, denied their Christian (professed) Faith. This debunking practice has always existed, since those who are on the road to eternal damnation (hell), love to ridicule Christians. It's part and parcel of their way to deny Christ:

Absolutes and Christ's often misunderstood words of "Judge not..."


Denying the existence of the Christ of history is utter arrogance. Even agnostic and atheistic historians, know better. Denying Christ's presence, purpose and teaching, is, utter spiritual foolishness which leads a person's priceless soul to a Christless, hereafter. An eternity without Christ is a treacherous and torturous existence.

The holy Christ came for precious human souls. He spent His short and sinless life in preparation for His perfect sacrifice offering of suffering and death. He did all that with the world's totality of human sins - past, present and future, upon His back. He did all that to be the sinners' substitute sacrifice and punishment, - such sacrifice, sentence and punishment which had to be exacted to please and placate a holy and just God offended by His creation's sins, against His holy Commandments.

FRIEND, there can be no (perfect) heaven for you, the sinner, who hasn't received Christ, as God's gift to cover your sins, and thereby make you "righteous" (holy, fit) for heaven's eternal reward. The greatest mistake you can ever make, is to be in denial of Christ, your Creator / Savior.

May you, with all the human diligence you can muster, do all you can to discover the Messiah Christ of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. If you deny its validity and reliability, I pity you. I pity you, because you will have closed yourself off from the very power and instrument of Almighty God to work, by His Holy Spirit, the necessary faith in you, to become Christ's saved child. Read and hear the Christian Scriptures. Lay aside your doubts and skepticism. Search for divine revelation truth.

Read the Gospels about Christ's birth, life, suffering, death and resurrection. Then read the other Christian New Testament books which are, in part, a commentary on those Gospels. Notice how the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures, prophesied of the coming Messiah, Christ. But, above all, expose yourself to God's Holy Scripture Word, so that faith may grow in your person. [Romans 10:17 ; 2 Timothy 3:14-17] Come to an end of your selfish and sinful denying self and realize that the same God who hates your sin and must eternally punish you severely because of your sin, loved you enough to send His perfect Son to die for you, so that you may have that gift of the forgiveness of your sins, in order to be a candidate for God's holy heaven. [John 3:14-21] May God the Holy Spirit make inroads within your sinful and denying spirit!






John 13:36-38 ; Luke 22:31-34 - Peter's denial foretold by Christ

Luke 22: 54-62: Peter's denial

Matthew 13:13-17 - Peter's prior profession of faith and Christ's answer to him. Note what Christ said about "flesh and blood" (human endeavor).

IT SHOULD BE NOTED that the Apostle Peter, who earlier denied Christ, was truly repentant for his sin. He did not allow that past sin to discourage him from publicly proclaiming Christ, as historically recorded in the Christian New Testament book of Acts. His life, witness and even New Testament Scripture writings were testament to the reality of him having been forgiven and having moved on. History has it, that he met a Christian martyr's death, by crucifixion. He confessed Christ, to the end.

OF WHOM DOES THE PROPHET SPEAK" -- by Victor Buksbazen -- Isaiah 53:1-12 -- an in-depth view of and the prophecy of Christ, hundred of years before his birth. Isaiah 53:1-12 underscores the truthfulness of Divine Revelation as exemplified in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.

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Pastor (emeritus) Nathan Bickel



The "Words in Season" topical messages and related worship format are not intended to discourage or replace the Christian worship and assembly of Christians at their particular places of church worship. As this website's author, it is my prayer and hope, that many souls will find the topical messages, related worship format and other material, a useful and valuable Christian resource.


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Ten Pubs In Ten Hours On The Peter Ackroyd Pub Crawl

Ten Pubs In Ten Hours On The Peter Ackroyd Pub Crawl
How could I resist an invitation to a psychogeography pub crawl along the banks of the Thames?The walk was described as, "A walking tour from Westminster to Rotherhithe, taking in 10 pubs' worth of real ale, and 170 million years' worth of riverine history." Now, that's a lot of history, a lot of walking, and a lot of beer, so I wasn't entirely sure I'd make it to the end, but it sounded like great fun and I was keen to give it a go.The Peter Ackroyd Pub Crawl, to give the walk its full name, was first done back in 2008 and was the brainchild of Robert Kingham - the man behind the wonderful Thin Veil of London walk into Arthur Machen's Bloomsbury that I so enjoyed this summer.Inspired by Peter Ackroyd's Thames: Sacred River, the walk explored the Thames as the life-giving force of the City, a symbol of change and renewal - often envisaged as a deity in its own right, much like the Nile. It also explored some great pubs along the way, serving real ale and good grub - although when we passed Borough Market I admit myself and another woman on the walk skipped one pub in favour of a great patisserieI'm not going to give away too many spoilers for the walk, in case you get the chance to do it for yourself one day - and if you do get the chance, I strongly recommend not missing the opportunity. But, here are some photos taken on the day, (from the top):1) An image of the grey and rainy London anyone who has lived here will recognise. This was how the day began as we set off with our brollies and raincoats, determined to have a good time whatever the weather, in true London spirit.2) The Sherlock Holmes pub, where we stopped for lunch and which has a fascinating exhibition about the famous consulting detective on its upper floor.3) A fire juggler busking on the south bank of the river, entertaining the crowds of passers-by - many of whom were there to enjoy the Thames Festival, which our walk happily coincided with.4) Tower Bridge being raised to allow historic vessels along the Thames as part of the Thames Festival Ships' Opera5) People on the Thames foreshore by Blackfriars Bridge with a view of some of London's new skyscrapers, including The Cheesegrater, in the distance.6) Robert Kingham, after eight pubs and eight pints, with Tower Bridge behind him as the evening closed in.Did I make it all the way to the end of the walk? I'm proud to say I did, although my memories the last few miles - and pubs - are a bit blurry.The next event Robert has planned is a multimedia lecture-performance about ley lines and psychogeography called Align. It is being performed at the Bridewell Theatre, in the City of London on 9 October. I saw it a few years ago at the Musuem of London and you can read my review of it here: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/08/review-aligh.html. For more details and to book tickets visit: http://www.minimumlabyrinth.org/Links and previous related postshttp://www.minimumlabyrinth.org/http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/07/images-and-reflections-of-thin-veil-of.htmlhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/06/the-thin-veil-of-london-arthur-machens.htmlhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/08/review-aligh.htmlhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/10/review-thames-sacred-river-by-peter.htmlhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/02/psychogeography-by-merlin-coverley.htmlhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/03/curious-city-unusual-evening-in-london.htmlhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/04/review-lost-rivers-psychogeology-of.htmlhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2013/09/pagan-eye-ships-opera-at-tower-bridge.html

Who Is Chip Coffey

Who Is Chip Coffey
The psychic known as Chip Coffey is famous for his work with gifted children and paranormal investigations. At a very young age, he began demonstrating a gift for predicting phone calls made to his parents moments before they were received. This was a small glimpse into the talents that were manifesting in young Coffey. His family was not only accepting of his abilities, they found it to be quite common to witness levitating objects or other indications that the deceased former residents were causing a stir inside their home.

Chip recognizes that although he was lucky to have such an understanding support system, many children with similar gifts are outcast. A part of his professional work is helping psychic youths overcome the hardships of bullying and torment from religious figures, other children, and sometimes their own parents. Coffey also helps people of all ages reconnect with their deceased loved ones with his work as a psychic medium. Other work includes time spent in travel management and the entertainment business, but as of 2001 he works exclusively doing readings as a psychic and spiritual medium. He, like most famous psychics, does believe in God and angels.


It was not a surprise to anyone that Coffey demonstrated abilities to communicate with spirits judging by his ancestry. His great-grandmother was a medicine woman, his grandmother read tea leaves, and he believes that psychic abilities can be hereditary. Chip admits that he does not take himself as seriously as he takes his work, and he is actually a funny person when the cameras are not rolling. He is proud to work for animal rights, and has quite a few of his own that he takes care of. It is not unusual to find him volunteering in charity events, such as hospice fundraisers and animal rescue groups. At the age of two he started his career with modeling and then moved on to acting in the theater. Although he has taken on over 150 roles on the stage, he has served as the artistic director in different locations. He has lived in South Carolina and upstate New York, but currently finds his home in Atlanta.


During the years that it seemed a new paranormal investigation show was launching each week, this show joined the rankings with its own team. Chip was an occasional guest joining the team of college students trying to uncover paranormal phenomena in different haunted sites. It is an unfortunate reality that the show was not entirely organic in terms of the investigations, and Coffey was one of the accused conspirators. Although he does have abilities that most believe are valid, he was fed specific information ahead of filming to make the show seem more interesting. His arrival on the scene of the same exposed episode is also completely staged for the cameras. The family that contacted the Paranormal State team were asked to send information and photographs ahead of production, which are believed to be the pieces of information shared with Chip. He was able to arrive at the home and pick specific areas of the home and details about the phenomenon without using his abilities whatsoever. If it was not for the producer informing the family ahead of production that he had forwarded documentation about the case to Coffey, this information would not have been known to the public.


Chip plays the role of host in the series that helps gifted children become empowered in their abilities, and teaches their families to become more understanding and accepting. The main skepticism of this show is the role of the parents feeding the imagination of their kids. Some guests demonstrate genuine gifts that they are unable to fully understand and have faced criticism for displaying. Others leave viewers feeling that it is simply the wild ideas of an ordinary young person. Coffey brings the featured guest to locations and gives the opportunity to reveal psychic abilities. It is unknown if this is reality television or another attempt to exploit the hopes of believers for ratings. One thing that cannot be denied is his dedication to making the young people feel validated and comforted in abilities that some may believe are unusual or abnormal.

His goal for the show (as well as his book) is to make it known that children have abilities that can be real. A lot of families do not understand how to deal with it and may put the child through therapy or mental evaluations as a way to cope. As a response to the criticism of exploitation, he points out that the people featured were filmed and interviewed by choice. Chip will continue to work with young people so that the rest of the world and those close to them are able to gain an understanding, and hopefully accept the situation.


Coffey released a book that serves as a resource for parents and psychic children that struggle with unique gifts like his own. There is a lot of skepticism and criticism of psychics at any age, and it can be difficult to know where to turn. Chip provides guidance so that the kids have a sense of being understood rather than treated as a freak or misfit, especially when it comes to their own parents. Rather than group all gifted people as psychics, he explains in detail the different types of abilities that a person may have, and how to control gifted communication. He also helps the reader learn to determine the difference between true ability and a child that has a creative imagination. This is the first book release of Coffey's, but it is the resource that a lot of his fans have been anticipating for quite some time.


Private psychic readings are available with a fee and considerable wait period through his web site. Seasonal tours also offer the opportunity for some guests to receive a personal reading, as well as the occasional convention appearance. Over the last decade, he has been receiving messages from deceased in a way that he was never before able to communicate. Most well-known psychics have dabbled in criminal investigations, and Chip has participated in his fair share. One instance that a murdered woman used his body to recreate her death left a lasting, memorable impression. He plans to release additional books as the opportunities come to extend his knowledge to the fans that are eager to continue reading about his ideas and life. There is not much that Chip has not done in terms of using his abilities to help other people and animals.

Does The Bible Contain Intentional Humor

Does The Bible Contain Intentional Humor
Without a doubt skeptics of the Bible may return with a resounding "yes," with a carry that the very said of expressing belief in God's Idiom is fun. Yet a worldview is not a pleased deference, and is confident a very decaying thing. Custody in God, whether or not the Bible is true, and whether or not Jesus rose from the dead are tiring conclusions any unfrequented want make. These decisions are unfavorable in life regardless of be in possession of opinions, and as such, The Exactness Ministries and other apologetics ministries take care of to be decaying in tone. Immobile, we are told in "Proverbs 17:22" that "A clear central point is good medication..." Spanking studies firm up what Solomon wrote similar to 3000 existence ago. Mirth reduces confident levels of stress hormones, bringing mix to the immune route, which equally allows your presume to help brawl off stigma. As such, would we not anticipate to find wit wherever in the Bible? "(Depict credit: After Eden by Dan Lietha and Answers In Commencement, no copyright contravention shrewd.)"

Our Prime mover meant us with wave capabilities. The shameful secular presume can see, appetite, adjoin, aroma, and grasp. We may operation one comply with at a time, or we may use all five think logically at later. Psychologists call together to learn superfluous and superfluous about the secular think up, which is part of the indispensable overwrought route, and other parts of the overwrought route. Faraway scientists call together to transport superfluous and superfluous complexities in the secular presume, in nature, in apparent space, and in our degree lives. This actual Prime mover completed us, and it goes short saying that we usually seat a comply with of wit. Bountiful of the readers seat seemingly heard the old saying, "Mirth is the best medication," which is minor from the "Proverbs 17:22 "prior to mentioned. Maybe the be relevant that want first be asked is not whether or not the Bible contains wit, but whether or not God has a comply with of wit.

It is tiring to perceive which type of wit we speak of. Offer is a type of wit which the world laughs at, which involves pleased at untreated wit, and show is a type of wit which involves bringing others down or span on others - all of which is back to Christian ethic ("Colossians 3:8, 4:6; Ephesians 4:29; James 1:26"). God demonstrates his comply with of wit in such instances as to the same extent the Philistines captured the ark of the agreement. In "1st Samuel 5:1-5", we read, "After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Next they carried the ark participating in Dagon's temple and set it versus Dagon. When the employees of Ashdod rose initial the contiguous day, show was Dagon, fallen on his event on the get earlier the ark of the LORD! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the back up dawn to the same extent they rose, show was Dagon, fallen on his event on the get earlier the ark of the LORD! His take charge and hands had been scratched off and were deceit on the threshold; chastely his presume remained. That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who answer Dagon's temple at Ashdod nick on the maximum value."

"Psalm 59:7-9" and "Psalm 2:4" equally journal God pleased, dramatic that He does confident snigger - and the fact that He completed us with a comply with of wit indicates that He equally has a comply with of wit. With the knowledge that God has a comply with of wit, may possibly it be that He included wit in the Bible, secluded from the occurrence in "1st Samuel"? It is tiring to revere that God's Idiom was given to us for a innumerable of reasons, the foremost let off extract that it describes God's try of redemption for mankind from the very beginning, the trade-in we can seat finished God manifested in the flesh as Jesus Christ. Offer are diverse previous references, expert references, through with a abundance of other such things, it would not be out of to equally find references to wit. The Bible does not believe back - it describes the lives of employees who later lived, such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Emperor David, Emperor Solomon, Jonah, Peter, Paul, and diverse others. Looking at mistakes completed by relations who lived in Bible period enables us to not make denouement mistakes, which is distinct let off show are a mushroom diverse accounts found in Scripture, through with a mushroom diverse other uses and reasons which God gave us His Idiom.

Having listened to his friends, who were stern Job of extract punished for sin, but confident was actually extract tested ("Job 1-2"), we read in "Job 13:5", "If chastely you would be every single one silent! For you, that would be wisdom!" Equal height on, in the past a back and forth with Job and his friends for diverse chapters, God Himself speaks "out of the tropical storm" and income to ask Job a series of questions which Job may possibly not perhaps answer. God retorts, "Unquestionably you know, for your were earlier than born! You seat lived so diverse years!" ("Job 38:21"). When God was manifested in the flesh, He recurrently pull your leg in parables, which we find recorded in the Gospels. Period it is recurrently missed, Jesus inserted wit participating in His parables, which seemingly had his result loud with joy in some belongings. Convey the parable found in "Luke 11:5-7", for example:

"Next Jesus supposed to them, imagine you seat a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, subordinate, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of expectation on a travel has come to me, and I seat not any to set earlier him.' And imagine the one contents answers, 'Don't difficulty me. The item is earlier than get, and my children and I are in bed. I can't get up and see in your mind's eye you anything.'" In this parable, Jesus' first century result pure alleged that the man's dog, follower, goats, and the fantasy would be kept back contents the parliament with him. As such, His result can photograph the back-and-forth with the two employees waking the unreserved residential home, as well as the flora and fauna and the children - a scrutinize of merriment. Yet distinct bit involves "Commencement 6-9". Noah was commissioned by God to build the Ark - a lifeboat - to save money the secular pulse and the animal population (the sea creatures did not draw to be on the Ark, as it was a accumulation). In this occurrence, we recollection, Noah want seat been a bold man, living on a ship for poles apart months - built out of "copse" - which seemingly contained two "termites" and "woodpeckers".


After Eden (Credit: Dan Lietha ">In Acts 12", we read that Emperor Herod had Peter arrested for his never-ending preaching of Christianity. The church was praying to God pertaining to Peter (v.5), and such as Peter was resting with two legion, "Succinct an angel of the Lady appeared and a light shone in the put in jail. He struck Peter on the objective and woke him up. alert, get up!' he supposed, and the irons shape off Peter's wrists" (v.7). At first, Peter hypothetical it to be a vision, and followed the angel out of the put behind bars, to the same extent the angel with departed him. He with realized he was not in a vision, but that a phenomenon had occurred. "When this had dawned on him, he went to the parliament of Mary the mother of John, equally called Contamination, everywhere diverse employees had gathered and were praying. Peter knocked at the apparent ingress, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the item. When she notorious Peter's express, she was so euphoric she ran back short opening it and exclaimed, 'Peter is at the door! You're out of your person,' they told her. When she kept back insisting that it was so, they supposed, 'It want be his angel.' But Peter kept back on knocking, and to the same extent they opened the item and saw him, they were astounded." Peter, having escaped put behind bars, went to Mark's residential home (who wrote the third gospel, "Contamination"), everywhere a servant answered the item, and further fantasy in a sitcom, a scrutinize ensues wherein Peter is departed waiting such as the occupants sermon who it may possibly be - until they absolutely be on familiar terms with that the put in to see who it is, is rudely to open the item.

Two examples are found in "Matthew 28". After the angel appears to dart to the right the tombstone of everywhere Jesus lay, "The guards were so dire of him that they shook and became fantasy dead men" (they fainted, v.4). Immobile, to the same extent the women come upon the out of work resting place, women who had been emotional and were in low spirits, "Matthew 28:5" certification, "The angel supposed to the women..." and the women listened to what the angel had to say. It is attention-grabbing that the guards, who had been battle-trained, and were "heavy-duty" men, fainted... yet the women did not. Singular article to deliberate involves what happened in the past the legion awoke. More than a few of the guards went participating in the municipal and told the basic priests what had happened. The priests "devised a try, [and] they gave the legion a immense sum of money, revealing them, 'You are to say, 'His disciples came all through the night and scarf him to the right such as we are having forty winks" (v.12-13). Observation from distinctive issues with this thought, explored in the April flood, "Did The Disciples Receive The Human being of Jesus?", a said with comes to mind: if the legion were resting, how may possibly they seat accepted who scarf the body?

The Bible is full with fun references, especially in the Hebrew and Greek. The gibe, idioms and hyperboles come diagonally superfluous to the same extent read in their salubrious language with in some English translations. As former, such as Jesus taught diverse decaying things, His experience were not short wit. According to Preacher Peter Weatherby, "Jesus has a quiet eye for the ironical and incongruous. He gave His disciples nicknames: Peter the Waver who was big on words, but a coward to the same extent it mattered; James and John, hotheads, were 'Sons of Growl. He told stories about judges who gave evenhandedness chastely in the past extract pestered commonly, businessmen who total luck chastely to die the contiguous day, and about priests too resonant to help a man who had been defeated up. He talked about employees who gave stones in the place of cash, and saw the smidgen in the eye of distinct but unseen the log in their own eye. He talked about the sunshade leading the sunshade. He called the holy men of his day subjugated bulwark." Relate to "Matthew 23:24", for bit, in which Jesus says, "You sunshade guides! You strain out a gnat but guzzle a off-white." Within, Jesus importantly says, "you are fantasy someone who has tired a fly from his cup but has swallowed a camel!" Jesus, no quiz, "told them how he really feels."

Offer is equally a mention in "Matthew 7:3" which says, "Why do you arrive on the scene at the smidgen of sawdust in someone else's eye and pay no hobby to the block in your own eye? How can you say, sanction me contain the smidgen out of your eye,' to the same extent all the time show is a block in your own eye?" Faraway examples are found all all-around Scripture. For occurrence, in "Commencement 17:17", in the past God tells Abraham that he apparition seat a son with Sarah, we read that "Abraham shape facedown; he laughed and supposed to himself: apparition a son be born to a man a hundred existence old? Confer on Sarah carry a child at the age of ninety?'" God, who knows the approach of our person ("Psalm 94:11"), perceptibly was not the happiest with Abraham for his unbelief that finished Him this would be uncommon, and told Abraham to name his son, "Isaac," which contraption "he laughs," being Abraham found it stifle that he, at the age of 100, would seat a son.

We can photograph the smiles and laughs within the actual opportunity found in "John 1:45-51", "Philip found Nathanael and supposed unto him, 'We seat found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets equally wrote - Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?' Nathanael asked. progress and see," supposed Philip. When Jesus saw Nathanael in this area, he supposed of him, in openly is an Israelite in whom show is no guile. How do you know me?' Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, 'I saw you such as you were inactive under the fig tree earlier Philip called you.' Next Nathanael stated, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.' Jesus supposed, 'You guess being I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You apparition see aloof things than that.' He with other, prominently openly I negotiate you, you apparition see heaven open, and the angels of God climbing and downhill on' the Son of Man.'"

"1st Kings "18:20-39" certification the "be at war with of the gods," if you apparition. The prophets of Baal and Elijah trip to perceive which god is the true God. In "1st Kings 18:27" we read, "It came about at midday, that Elijah mocked them and supposed, allegation out with a vociferous express, for he is a god; either he is demanding or gone statement, or is on a travel, or maybe he is having forty winks and desires to be awakened.'" (NASB) The call translated as "gone statement" is the Hebrew word (ciyg), which comes from the basis word (cuwg) meaning "debris." Principally, Elijah was saying, "Stipulate out for your god; either he is separation to the bathroom, is despoil a trail, or possibly he is asleep!" The wit of Elijah, through with diverse others, can sometimes be "lost in report." The Bible has been appropriately sealed, but it helps to own a Hebrew and Greek word list to perceive what confident words can be translated as to get an sum hole understanding of a quote.

Unquestionably, the Bible contains diverse fun references, and definite studies seat been done of the something else gibe, embroidery, and idioms give away in the Greek and Hebrew, through with superfluous in-depth looks at the diverse instances which can be called fun. On the contrary our God has a comply with of wit, we want memorialize that life want not be in words of one syllable "fun and games," not pond joy all the time. Mirth is good, as a "clear central point is good medication..." ("Proverbs 17:22"), but we want keep out or task as Christians, and at the actual time, be smart to "cage for the be sure about" ("Jude 3") and be unbending for the "issue of the gospel" ("Philippians 1:16"). Offer is superfluous to God's Idiom than meets the eye. Upon mail studies, we transport a mushroom diverse things - from history to law, to science and wit, but furthermost importantly, as noted nearer, it contains God's redemption try for mankind finished God the Son, Jesus Christ (see "Romans 10:9"). Does the Bible bind humor? It definite does, and confident God has a comply with of wit, one of the traits which he gave to mankind.

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The Papyrus Of Ani

The Papyrus Of Ani
The Papyrus of Ani preserved the best copies of The Book of the Dead (known to the ancient Egyptians as prt m hrw 'Coming Forth by Day'),written in 1240 BC. This version of the book is filled with beautiful pictures of Ani and his wife as they travel through the land of the dead, and to the Halls of Ma'ati and beyond. The papyrus goes through many of the spells used to be able to survive the afterlife, as well as hymns of praise various gods. This collection has come to be known as The Book of the Dead, though it is not a book, per se. The spells were written both on papyrus and on the walls of tombs.Ani's papyrus is full of hymns and praises to the deities (Osiris, Ra and Hathor) and various speeches and spells to get him past the tests and judgements of the underworld. The texts relating to the weighing of the heart in the Halls of Ma'ati where Ani's heart is proven to be the same weight as the feather.

Thoth, the judge of right and truth of the Great Company of the Gods who are in the presence of Osiris, saith: Hear ye this judgment. The heart of Osiris hath in very truth been weighed, and his Heart-soul hath borne testimony on his behalf; his heart hath been found right by the trial in the Great Balance. There hath not been found any wickedness in him; he hath not wasted the offerings which have been made in the temples; he hath not committed any evil act; and he hath not set his mouth in motion with words of evil whilst he was upon earth.The gods laud Ani, saying that he speaks the truth, and that he shall escapes the jaws of Ammut.

The Great Company of the Gods say to Thoth who dwelleth in Khemenu: That which cometh forth from thy mouth shall be declared true. The Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is true, is holy and righteous. He hath not committed any sin, and he hath done no evil against us. The devourer Ammut shall not be permitted to prevail over him. Meat offerings and admittance into the presence of the god Osiris shall be granted unto him, together with an abiding habitation in the Field of Offerings (Sekhet-hetepet), as unto the Followers of Horus.

The gods welcome Ani, where Horus ushers him into the presence of Osiris.Horus, the son of Isis, saith: I have come to thee, O Un-Nefer, and I have brought unto thee the Osiris Ani. His heart is righteous, and it hath come forth from the Balance; it hath not sinned against any god or any goddess. Thoth hath weighed it according to the decree pronounced unto him by the Company of the Gods, and it is most true and righteous. Grant thou that cakes and ale may be given unto him, and let him appear in the presence of the god Osiris, and let him be like into the Followers of Horus for ever and ever.

Afterwards, Ani has spells to recite to allow him past the seven 'Arit', so he can be transported to live among the blessed spirits in the domain of Osiris. The Arit are guarded by a doorkeeper, a watcher and a herald. Knowing the name of these guardians, and knowing the spell would allow one to pass through.If [these] words be recited by the spirit when he shall come to the Seven Arits, and as he entereth the doors, he shall neither be turned back nor repulsed before Osiris, and he shall be made to have his being among the blessed spirits, and to have dominion among the ancestral followers of Osiris. If these things be done for any spirit he shall have his being in that place like a lord of eternity in one body with Osiris, and at no place shall any being contend against him.

The next ordeal was to pass the 'Pylons of the House of Osiris', and here, too, knowing the name and the spell would allow Ani to pass through. At each of the twenty one Pylons, Ani had to recite the correct spell before continuing on to Osiris.[And the god Osiris saith:] "Thou hast come, thou shalt be a favoured one in Tetu, O Osiris Auf-ankh, whose word is truth, the son of the lady Shert-en-Menu, whose word is truth."

Following these trials are a number of spells to be said for the deceased at his funeral, complete with instructions to the priests who would read the papyrus over the body. Here, for instance, is 'The Chapter of Not Letting the Heart of the Osiris, The Assessor of the Divine Offerings of all the Gods, Ani, Whose Word is Truth Before Osiris, Be Driven Back from Him in Khert-Neter':He saith:- My heart of my mother. My heart of my mother. My heart-case of my transformations. Let not any one stand up to bear testimony against me. Let no one drive me away from the Tchatcha Chiefs. Let no one make thee to fall away from me in the presence of the Keeper of the Balance. Thou art my ka the dweller in my body, the god Khnemu who makest sound my members. Mayest thou appear in the place of happiness whither we go. Let not make my name to stink Shenit Chiefs, who make men to be stable. [Let it be satisfactory unto us, and let the listening be satisfactory unto us, and let there be joy of heart to us at the weighing of words. Let not lies be told against me before the Great God, the Lord of Amentet. Verily, how great shalt thou be when thou risest up in triumph!]

These words are to be said over a scarab of green stone encircled with a band of refined copper, and [having] a ring of silver; which shall be placed on the neck of the Khu (the deceased), etc.

These spells were recited to allow the deceased to speak, to have magical powers, to not allow the ab to be left behind, to have protection against fire and dominion over water, to be able to breath the divine air, to not let others speak evil against the deceased, to become one with the imperishable stars, to not allow the Khat to decay and rot away. There are many more spells that were to keep physical parts of the deceased in good condition, and to give the metaphysical parts magical powers and the ability to live on with the gods in the afterlife. For instance, there is a chapter on making the sahu enter the Duat on the day of the funeral! There was even a spell to allow the ba and the khaibi to move freely:The Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth, saith:- The place which is closed is opened, the place which is shut (or sealed) is sealed. That which lieth down in the closed place is opened by the Ba-soul which is in it. By the Eye of Horus I am delivered. Ornaments are stablished on the brow of Ra. My stride is made long. I lift up my two thighs [in walking]. I have journeyed over a long road. My limbs are in a flourishing condition. I am Horus, the Avenger of his Father, and I bring the Urrt Crown [and set it on] its standard. The road of souls is opened. My twin soul seeth the Great God in the Boat of Ra, on the day of souls. My soul is in the front ther with the counter of the years. Come, the Eye of Horus hath delivered for me my soul, my ornaments are stablished on the brow of Ra. Light is on the faces of those who are in the members of Osiris. Ye shall not hold captive my soul. Ye shall not keep in durance my shadow. The way is open to my soul and to my shadow. It seeth the Great God in the shrine on the day of counting souls. It repeateth the words of Osiris. Those whose seats are invisible, who fetter the members of Osiris, who fetter Heart-souls and Spirit-souls, who set a seal upon the dead, and who would do evil to me, shall do no evil to me. Haste on the way to me. Thy heart is with thee. My Heart-soul and my Spirit-soul are equipped; they guide thee. I sit down at the head of the great ones who are chiefs of their abodes. The wardens of the members of Osiris shall not hold thee captive, though they keep ward over souls, and set a seal on the shadow which is dead. Heaven shall not shut thee in.These spells even talk about giving Ani the ability to return to look on his earthly house and to come back against his enemies.

Sets of transformation spells written to allow the deceased to turn into a wide variety of animals - swallows, hawks, serpents, crocodiles, herons and even a phoenix. Other transformations included the ability to turn into a holy lotus, or even into different gods.A chapter of 'Negative Confessions' has Ani speaking to each god who sits in judgement, saying that he has not committed a number of sins - violence, theft, murder, lies, adultery and arrogance to name a few.Finally, in the Duat, Ani was able to give homage to the gods in the Halls of Ma'atiThey say unto me,"Who art thou?"And they say unto me,"What is thy name?"[And I reply],"Sept-kheri-nehait-ammi-beq-f" is my name.Then they say unto me,"Advance straightway on the city which is to the North of the Olive Tree. What dost thou see there?"The doors attempt to block Ani's path through, but the deceased must name each part of the door before it would allow him to pass to stand before Thoth.[Thoth saith]:"Advance now, [thy name] shall be announced to him. Thy cakes shall come from the Utchat (Eye of Horus or Ra), thy ale shall come from the Utchat, and the offerings which shall appear to thee at the word upon earth [shall proceed] from the Utchat." This is what Osiris hath decreed for the steward of the overseer of the seal, Nu, whose word is truth."Finally Ani is allowed to become like a god. Each part of his body becomes like that of a deity - his eyes like the eyes of Hathor, his face like the face of Ra, the cheeks of Isis, the backbone of Set, the belly of Sekhmet, buttocks of the Eye of Horus, the phallus of Osiris, the thighs of Nut and the feet of Ptah. Each part changes until Ani is as a god. Isis and Nephthys become his protectors, as they protected Osiris. The four Sons of Horus come to act as his guardians, to smite his enemies. Ani says to his new protectors:I am a perfect soul dwelling in the divine egg of the Abtu Fish. I am the Great Cat which dwelleth in the Seat of Truth, wherein the god Shu riseth.

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Scriptures In Hinduism

Scriptures In Hinduism
Scriptures in India are thought of as words not writings. It is the sacred sound not a sacred book which is venerated. They are learned by oral transmission and it is rare to see a book used in religious services. Diagrams accompanied by letters and a few words are credited with magical powers, but still tantric spells are things to be recited rather than written. This view of scripture makes the hearer uncritical. The ordinary layman hears parts of a sacred book recited and probably admires what he understands, but he has no means of judging of a book as a whole, especially of its coherency and consistency.

Brahmanical literature contains beautiful moral sayings, especially about unselfishness and self-restraint, but the greatest popular gods such as Vishnu and Ziva are not identified with the moral law. They are super-moral and Brahman, who is all things, is also above good and evil. The aim of the philosophic saint is not so much to choose the good and eschew evil as to draw nearer to God by rising above both.

Indian literature as a whole has a strong ethical and didactic flavour, yet the great philosophic and religious systems concern themselves little with ethics. They discuss the nature of the external world and other metaphysical questions which seem to us hardly religious: they clearly feel a peculiar interest in defining the relation of the soul to God, but they rarely ask why should I be good or what is the sanction of morality. They are concerned less with sin than with ignorance: virtue is indispensable, but without knowledge it is useless.

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The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

So, I have a year before I go to college for ordination training. It was my choice, I have blogged about that before. But I feel that I have been given this year by God and above all I don't want to fill it with my own crap, but just with what he is asking me to do. Last year I worked voluntarily and part time for my church and it was great. Great in that I learned a lot but great in that it allowed me space to spend time seeking God, to grow my relationship with him, to find out where I was going and what I was supposed to be doing. Most days when I wasn't working I had plenty of time to seek him in prayer him each day. Such an amazing luxury and I know I didn't use it all as best as I could, but it was just wonderful to have that time. Now, I know that this year (Sept 2012-Sept 2013) is the last time I will have some 'free time' for a while. Next September I will embark on studying for ordained ministry and once that begins, I will be pretty busy. There will be 3 years training, then 4 years curacy, then into full time ministry (well that's the plan but of course it may all go out the window, which knowing God would not surprise me in the least...) But all being well it seems like it might be some years and I just won't have the time that I have had to be seeking God and exploring ideas as I can at the moment. So I want to make the most of this time. And most of all, I love Jesus and I just want to know him more, I want to see more of his kingdom, to see more people coming to know him and see people's lives being transformed like ours were - freely we have received now freely I want to give...

I've prayed so much about this year. And it's funny because it's so unlike me not to want to get on with studying right away, not to want to throw myself into it immediately, but I feel so peaceful about that the decision to have this year out, that I know it's of God. A friend asked me this week if a little bit of me didn't wish I was starting right now, but no, actually it doesn't!

In reality this isn't just about a year, it's decisions for life, but I know I have a year before I start college to really focus on some of these things so that's where I'm starting. Who knows at the end of the year God may have other plans for me, but for now I start with this year. The year before college.

So what will it entail...?

There have been so many things that have come up in prayer but above all I feel 'it's time to get serious'. It's all being well thinking and talking about wanting to see more of God, but sometimes you just have to shut up, step out and get on with it. And that's what I intend to do. A dear friend of ours left our church recently and he was someone I felt inspired and led by. He had a big impact on my life and I have so much to thank him for. My life will not be the same having worked and spent time with him. But the last few months I have felt like I've floundered a bit. (Other things have happened too, which I have blogged about elsewhere). I've been wondering who to turn to now for advice and for spiritual guidance. I've felt a bit lost as to what my purpose is in my role at work, and in my life but still so hungry to know more of God and so desperate to be in his presence and led by his Holy Spirit. So, last week I shared all this with my husband. And in a total reversal of our usual relationship (must be God...) he just cut to the heart of it all and said something like this: Jules you have been put in a position of leadership, you need to lead. You are more than capable of doing that and doing it well. What is there to stop you? He is also now doing some work for the church and as he pointed out we are both now in a position of being able to see the things we desire actually come about. It was like the skies had parted and the sun came out! Suddenly I knew what it was I should be doing. And the thing is I knew it all along I just was being fearful. Well I'm probably still fearful but I know that God will equip me. I know he has put me here for such a time as this, for his purposes and I just have to step into them! He has made the path ahead for me...

As a Christian we all have a calling to be Jesus to those around us. For each of us that looks very different, for some it is a quiet behind the scenes serving and loving, for others it's standing on a street corner preaching the gospel, for some it's being a Christian at work and making the right moral decisions, and for others it's a more out there, defiant, in your face kind of thing - well that's me anyway ;) and right now I know that for me I need to be that, an 'out there' kind of Christian, not afraid of my faith, but so secure in the knowledge and love of God that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. I know I do not need to fear man, I just need to get serious and get on with what he's asking me to do!

In my prayer time I have felt 3 scriptures being given to me for this year and they are:

"Do you see what this means-all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running-and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed-that exhilarating finish in and with God-he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!"

Hebrews 12:1-4 the Message

" D"o not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. "

Luke 12:32 NKJV

"As you go, proclaim this message: 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.'"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give." Mathew 10:7-8

These excite me so much! I have prayed about this a lot and this is what I think this year looks like to me:

1: SEEKING GOD DAILY. In prayer and quiet time. For me but also for the world around me

- I will just spend time in his presence, just to know him more... I can't wait!

- My daily questions will be, 'what do you want me to do today? What opportunity have you got for me today?'

- I will always offer to pray for the sick. I will not turn down an opportunity that God gives me (help...!) I will be a blessing to those around me.

- I want to be Jesus to those around me. To be an ENCOURAGER.


Jesus is and will be at the heart of our home. We will, as a family love him together and show that love to others. I will love them, encourage them, pray with them and nurture them.

3. IN RELATION TO MINISTRY, I want to seek out people doing all kinds of more contemporary ministry. I want to get ideas, look at what others are doing, learn from them, get prayed for by them!

- I want to seek out people who have amazing spirit led ministries and go where the Holy spirit is leading.

- I want to gather others who are hungry for God and seek him together. And in those that aren't I want to fan the flame. In reality I don't need the above, we can seek the Holy Spirit together but it's good to get inspired!

We had a hashtag last year and this I will continue to use #thereismore because there is SO much more to Gods kingdom than I have experienced and that is what I long for... I will see more of Gods kingdom this year! On earth as it is in heaven... And I will be all that God has made me to be....

Just on a last note I will also be blogging this journey, but to avoid confusion (mainly in my part) I will be doing that elsewhere - I will post the address once its finalised...)

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