Saturday, July 13, 2019

"He Who Faces No Calamity Gains No Courage" - Rudyard Kipling

He also said, "We're humble because of knowledge, and mighty because of sacrifice". Kipling knew India intimately, and his native Great Britain.  He honored the Laws of Life, and knew their value deeply. 

We are in a time of extraordinary opportunity to distinguish ourselves and gain an eternal place in a glorious Heaven. But only if we align ourselves with the True God and join His royal family. Membership in God's family guarantees us wealth, joy, power, wisdom, and eternal life. Who can say no to that? A lot, apparently. It turns out that billions of people can't or won't try to understand the real meaning of life on earth. But the only thing that will truly enrich us here and now, in our earthly lives, is knowledge of God. The closer we are to Him the richer we'll be in every way, especially after our death. 
Here is a well-kept secret about our afterlife. All of us have a perfect mate in Heaven, and our relations with that perfect mate will fulfill our fondest desires and most wonderful dreams. Nothing in this world can compare with Heaven, because life there is eternal, richer, and more joyful than we can imagine on earth. It isn't a life of playing the harp while sitting on a cloud. It's infinitely more exciting than earthly existence.

Why do we see a rising tide of fear in the world? The Creator is here now to claim His property. Everything in the universe is His. Many of us forget that we don't really own anything. We're all living on borrowed time, and time runs out much faster than we think.

Does a landlord have the right to evict bad tenants? Of course he does. God is our landlord, and He is giving us notice that our lease is up. Many of us have become resentful, discontented, violent, and ungrateful for the gift of life. Ingratitude is fatal to happiness and contentment, and it nurtures perpetual grievance.
Fewer of us, per capita, believe in a good God than ever before. This is a grievous error, and dangerous, because such faith in goodness has always been sure protection against insanity. 

We should be clear now in our understanding of the world's mental condition; which is, a great madness is now operating out in the open. We're living in an age of unprecedented lawlessness; not just law breaking, but no restraints at all in many arenas, such as politics and media.

UPDATE, 7/20: The Coronavirus outbreak is a powerful sign that God is making Himself known to everyone on the planet by showing us how powerless and vulnerable we are. Before the Coronavirus, major political parties in every western nation were recklessly trying to demolish their borders; allowing all refugees in, without a thought that they might be sick, even dying of diseases. Not to mention the terrorists and criminals who took advantage of this suicidal policy
Worst of all, the rules of sanitation and the knowledge we've acquired about germs and viruses were ignored where this recent plague began. Appalling and filthy foods served in the cruel, sadistic "wet markets" of Wuhan China were one possible source of this Coronavirus. Dogs, cats, bats, and other strange animals were slaughtered, hastily cooked, and served up fresh; often too fresh. 
Another possible source was a biological weapons laboratory in Wuhan, where experimentation is performed. Sooner or later it was fated to happen. Wake up, people. (Wet market link)

The consequences of our reckless actions are the Wrath of God, prophesied since the Book of Daniel (6th Century B.C.). This is very good news for many of us. Ours are the Last Days spoken of by Christ and the Apostle Paul (Link). The righteous and the unrighteous are being forcefully separated, because those who hate or ignore God are an existential threat to His people. The social distancing we're seeing now is going to continue and be enlarged. The many crimes we've grown used to and which have benumbed our consciences are going to be seen in the Light of Truth, the Lux Aeterna.

Infanticide - literally murdering children in the womb or minutes after they've been born - has become standard medical practice in the western world if a woman decides she doesn't want her child. This procedure is classified as one that "improves women's health", despite evidence to the contrary (Link).

Suicidal mass murder is seen as a good military tactic in many countries. Men and women strap on heavy explosives and blow themselves up in public markets, or even weddings. Shooting down civilian airliners is now an approved tactic of Iran, Russia, and other nations (Link) and (Link).

Only a lie of monstrous proportions could motivate people to fall away in this fashion. Some Middle Eastern countries specialize in brainwashing their people into thinking it's God's will that they commit suicide and destroy other's lives, even the innocent's; and they'll be rewarded in Paradise for it. These countries also offer financial incentives to the families of the individuals who destroy themselves.

Many of these nations, like Iran, Sudan, Algiers, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and others are mere shells of their former selves, operated by organized crime cartels masquerading as religious leaders. They lie constantly and with ease.
A good friend said recently, "False witness is sin, and now false witness is being used as a political tool. It's like a mind virus... a plague." 

This friend was referring of course to the ninth of the Ten Commandments of God, and it motivated this author to research the origins of our understanding of the differences, if any, between criminality, mental disorder, and psychosis. Particularly interesting are the psychopathic individuals (Link) who appear to be functioning politicians, leaders, executives, and others in positions of authority. 

Dealing in lies on a daily basis is much like handling nuclear radiation or toxic waste. It contaminates everything around us and destroys from within. At first everything might seem normal. But that's another element of serious lies; the deceit of time, which passes more quickly than we think.
Lying becomes more and more a habit, an expedient tool for covering up the ugly truth about ourselves and others, which destroys our integrity. Criminality can - by degrees - become a mental disorder, and then morph into something deeply evil; again by degrees. 
"We have come to know Man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who  entered those gas chambers upright, with The Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips." - Viktor Frankel, Man's Search For Meaning

The Spirit of Truth is from God. Lying drives out this Holy Spirit, and insanity follows. Some very pertinent Bible quotes:

Jeremiah 25:15-17  "For thus the LORD, the God of Israel, says to me, 'Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it. They will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them.'
"Then I took the cup from the LORD'S hand and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it... Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the LORD, intoxicating all the earth. The nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are going mad."

Ecclesiastes 9:3  "This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men [there is not]. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead."

Zechariah 12:4   "In that day," declares the LORD, "I will strike every horse with bewilderment and his rider with madness. But I will watch over the house of Judah [that's us], while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness." 

Those who want to silence and kill us people of faith are violators of every one of the Ten Commandments:

1 "I am the Lord your God..."  [they believe they are gods]

2 "You shall not make of yourself any image..." [they worship money, sex, power, etc.]

3 "You shall not carry the Lord's name in vain..."  [that's all they do] 

4 "Remember the Sabbath Day..."  [they can't]

5 "Honor your father and mother..." [they enjoy spreading tales of parental failures all over the public media]

6 "You shall not murder..." [they murder innocents in the womb, or enable it] 

7 "You shall not commit adultery..." [they're encouraging their children to change sex and commit adultery]

8 "You shall not steal...." [they're robbing their children and fellow citizens by fomenting Marxism-Socialism and worse]

9 "You shall not bear false witness..."  

10 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house, nor wife..." [Marxism-Socialism is entirely driven by envy and jealousy]

This is why we must understand that ours are the the worst generations that ever populated the globe. By now every city, town, village, or encampment around the world has seen and heard the Word of God through the Bible. They've either accepted it or rejected it; which is very good news for us people of Faith and Truth.  In his last days Jesus told his disciples, "This Good News about the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world so that all nations will hear it. Then shall the end come."  Mark 24:14
"Only those who live by faith truly know what's happening in the world" - Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (Link).  Bishop Sheen was the greatest prophet of the 20th Century, a Catholic who never hesitated to chasten or criticize the Vatican, the Pope, Josef Stalin, or anyone else whom he thought was undermining the Church. The evils of communism were a frequent topic on Sheen's weekly - and enormously popular - television program. In early March, 1953, Bishop Sheen told his audience that the Soviet Union's top leaders were all facing death, just as the characters in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar do. A few days later, on March 5, Stalin had a stroke and died (Link).

One more thing. Know this: God can be persuaded to act, or not, according to sincere requests. He wants us to participate in His monumental plan for the renewal of this world, which he created and made perfect.  
So pray as if your life depends on it. It does. We aren't all on a non-stop train to our fated destination. Some of us are being saved as we speak, particularly in the two countries dedicated to Judaeo-Christian principles. Here's one:

Here's another:

A Muslim who was hungry and thirsty for God discovers Jesus Christ:

     The poison of subjectivism destroys our moral compass. All who lose                   their moral compass will perish and destroy civilization: 

                 Why there are angels and cherubim, and how they work: