A stiff rebuke to the rebellious and their rudiments

We have been noticing that a lot of people calling themselves Christians actually distance themselves from the Christ in ways that even the blind should be able to see. The usual parameters for discussing the matters of Christ and God are king and priest and prophet and judge and those kinds of official functions. The panorama of the Gospel does not allow for judges, prophets, and priests to have any authority over the people of God. All of the authority the rests solidly on the shoulders of Christ the King. His designation as king at birth and confirmed by his ride into Zion a week before his glorification is a stiff rebuke to all who confuse the dead with the living, to those who condemn guiltless and those who mutilate the king’s agenda with cheap and childish rudiments.

16) Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil; 17) for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:16-17

Those who might have introduced the Roman Church to food and drink as the marks of God’s Kingdom are certainly under Paul’s glare at this point in his letter (chapter 14). What believers have in common, being in the world, are first of all human things: family life, work, social links, and secondarily and most importantly, faith in the Son of God.

The authority and the authorized

Some people want your allegiance in matters that have nothing to do with God’s kingdom. We know who they are today as surely as Paul knew who was bewitching the Roman believers. Any attempt to connect God’s kingdom with any other kingdom, including the priestly kingdom of the Aaronic order, is an insult to the surpassing excellence of Christ. It cannot be true that Gentiles are eligible for fellowship with God but not with Christ’s disciples. It cannot be true that food that sustains large swathes of humanity disqualifies people for fellowship with God and Christ’s who embedded excellence in all the earth from creation.

They are simply trying to be different from all other believers. This is primarily evidence of a holier-than-thou mindset. It is bad enough that people think this way of what Christ brings to human life, so when people carry on their lives despising people for what they eat, drink or wear the claim of belonging to Christ is thrown into question.

Myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth

To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

Titus 1:15

I don’t think…

“I don’t think that anyone is questioning…” the insurrection of January 6 2021 as a statement of fact should have stopped at “think”.

Bewitched Republicans are not the only ones who went to sleep as the nation’s watchmen stole instead of worshipped, and who on waking, put their mouth on auto. Not much intelligence is needed to state the bottom line of a witchcraft-sodden religio-political campaign.

Flee, my friend, from the AI machines who are desperate to combine lies and truth, God and country. They are not thinking.

Theft in holy places

We must do our best to stay away from Israeli lies.  East Jerusalem is ZION, the city of the great King, “loved by Yahweh more than all of Jacob’s residences”. See Psalms 48 and 87. If those songs mean nothing in the modern era people can say and do anything to overturn the facts about kings and kingdoms.

Still we pray for Jerusalem

Extremists and xenophobes will never prevail.  The wisest path for civilized peoples has already been discredited with the so-called regional interests of the military and economic overlords.  Russia, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Germany are interested in what works for them,  but those born-there are going to continue to suffer and die. What more naked brutality and inhumanity in the name of “self-defence” do people need to see?

There is not even lipservice to the collective security of all the people in the land, much less a commitment to be an accountable occupying power. The promise to Abraham keeps running into trouble as long as people are willing to deny the history and critical function of Gentiles in the temple and God’s reproof of both ancient Israel and Judah. We can do nothing but pray.

The transgressions in East Jerusalem

Egyptians, people of Babel (Iraqi?), natives of Canaan (Peleshet), Tyrians (Lebanese), and Ethiopians cannot be denied the right to live in Zion, neither by means of a xenophobic policy or mindset. I can see not any way for Abraham’s dream of a multitudinous family to be fulfilled not include the people of his native Ur (in Mesopotamia) or Egyptians (the nativeland of his wife Sarai). No observer of the Bible’s international scope can settle into a purely Jewish population of Canaan. Tyrians and Ethiopians were respectively invited into temple construction and worship. Folding the umbrella of Palestine’s population in order to bring about an exclusionary policy is dead in the water. Some people seem to have learned nothing about God’s regard for all humans.

What ever became of Abraham’s multitudinous family?

We have seen how Gentiles get treated; essentially with little humanity, and little respect for their place in God’s house and heart. Abraham would be shocked.

The stopping and frisking of Giuliani

America’s mayor is feeling the heat of law enforcement after decades of trampling on citizen’s rights.  If he was truly a warrior for the law he may have rooted his policies and initiatives in the American Constitution.  If he had a pair of noble bones in his body he might have recognized the twice-impeached and white supremacist 45th president as an angry bear from which to flee.  Not Rudy.  He, when served a warrant for his electronic devices by the FBI, reportedly tried to sell them two hard drives containing the GOP conspiracy about the current president’s son.  There should be no question about what follows the frisking of Rudy Giuliani who thinks he has explained away his stopping and frisking Black Americans.

Lightning, thunder, rain

There are many voices publishing what we assume are the passions and priorities of the masses.  I suppose the angels in heaven thought that Lucifer, the covering cherub, and his crew, numbering 33% of all the angelic host, were the masses.  Lucifer’s crew were attempting to unseat God and short circuit the messianic mission.  America has no department of injustice.  Miscarriages of justice and infamous deeds arise in  every place where people are focused on being active.  A hard drive with Russian-generated information is not needed to sink the boat of violent, white nationalist sentiment.  Here comes combat for Mr. Giuliani; combat unlike the kind with which he challenged the system of government.  It is time for Rudy to lawyer up, pack up his extra-judicial gig, and call off the “drug deals” to benefit the properly fired egomaniac of Mar a Lago.  Justice is about to rain on Giuliani’s parade.

From America’s Mayor to Major Inciter of a third of the hosts of the Hard Right Follies.

Zip the lying lips

Zuckerberg veto will please the rabble. There is a limit to lying. 45 may have escaped for now the FBI and its truth seeking but not learned judgment or international disdain.

Biblical but bogus

Even when the holy book is in  hand or on the lectern a lot of biblical speech is historical and political revision without the facts.  Only extreme malice and deceit can result from people wanting kingdoms with no king, doctors that do not heal and saviours that do not save.   We should not be too surprised to see holy things in the service of evil.  There is no  explanation of twisted wisdom and folklore becoming truth except that biblical can be entirely bogus.

Time boundaries

The first thing to notice – let us call it a key – about the term biblical is that it refers to two collections of writings or books written in two distinct eras.  Deny that and a fall is bound to happen. Ignore the distinction in original languages too and  the climb turns on to slide down a muddy slope. One is old and the other is new.

Narrative lines

The second key is that the storytelling takes two routes. One focuses on a people and their journey, and the other tells the story of a man.

Unity of messsge

Taking the message about kingdom and priesthood literally and as final can end in sterility and distortion if the lines are not separated.  The same is true of promise and inheritance.  Aaronic priesthood as the ruling component of a society is not compatible with the divine regard for all human beings.  People cannot be at the same time acceptable to God and unfit for fellowship with His people (see Acts 15)

Who can serve as priest

The science of foundation stones

A people and a building share both process and end result.  The foundation of the Aaronic kingdom on one tribe in one country in the 2nd millennia BC pales in comparison to the global and eternal priesthood of God’s anointed.

We have never seen Christ selling anything. We have not seen him condemn a soul to death. It is not because he cannot or has no choice. “Biblical”, as ling as it means being in the Bible, can no longer be a reason to believe or act.

America: “there was nothing here” is froggy rubbish

Committed Catholic, former GOP Senator, and CNN contributor, Rick Santorum, falsifies American history with his statement that “when we came” there was nothing here, and he displayed his rank ignorance with his opinion that not much native culture is in First Nations’ culture. Black people cannot relate to that wise junk. When we came we saw First Nations, Jews, and a host of residents, all immigrants, under the malicious boot of people we suppose were Christians. We do relate to a long overdue repentance and some action from America’s foolish virgins. The only fact in Santorum’s blurb is that when Europeans came to Turtle Island they found no people – water in the prediction of Revelation 13 – with whome they could carry on their froggy traditions. There were no people that they could turn into a mindless mob.

The Marine Beast – European kingdoms in the grip of the devil

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Revelation 13:1

The Marine Beast – European kingdoms in the grip of the devil

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.

Revelation 13:11

The two entities worship the devil. One has kingdoms (that includes royal families). America is an avowed anti-monarchy nation. Its two horns are not kingdoms.

Heaven addresses “earth” and “sea” not land and water

Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” Revelation 12:12

The duplicitious and deadly froggy deal

All cultures that depend on mobs, whether we find them in places of worship, in service agencies, or in the official squads of governement operatives, are duplicitous and deadly. Three demons like frogs, needing water and thriving on land or in water, are the identifiers of this alliance.

And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. Revelation 16:13 For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.

Revelation 16:14

Santorum is not a guide to any place good. I would not be surprised to find that he supports the January 6, 2021 insurrection and attempt to overturn the election of President Joe Biden. We are not sure that he can continue as an expert for a trusted provider like CNN. His froggy voice matters little to me and has for a long time.

Think about the spread

CBCNEWS Network shines a light on unsung heroes like factory workers and taxicab drivers. The medical opinion is that reducing the exposure of people to covid19 who do not want to contract or spread is not a postal code operation. There is a high price to pay if we do not act more responsively to the severest threats, such as those person who are the only means of keeping the community functional. The potential for a phenomenally high number of contacts a taxidiver has in a single day makes his workplace a war zone. That is my opinon, but the covid19 war zone is a reality for the driver. The people who move us around for a living deserve to have their plight addressed. They and their families deserve to be a priority for vaccination. #thankugod4taxicabdrivers

The Ford government needs to match its talking points – the best economic engine, the greatest medical scientists, absolute commitment to following the science of coronavirus – to a daily improvement to the safety of all Ontarians. Governments all across Canada think they are operating behind a curtain of “the right words in public”. Factories and a host of congregant entities, including private parties have just come under police scrutiny. Children are showing up with their families in the hospital.

A large part of government reluctance to govern comes from the perception that Canadians will not stand for the curtailment of their right to assemble and the right to be free from being accosted by police services. Law is not so important as personal freedom. The primacy of personal freedom ends in an ever-increasing spread of covid19 (and its variants), death counts, and mishandling of vaccine supplies. The devastating outbreaks in nursing homes shows that talk is cheap, and slow pace of getting vaccine into arms of people who matter most exposes a plan we can only guess is connected to greed, apathy, and discrimination. Remember “kids need to be in school” and “we need to open up the bars and keep essential services running”? It came from every politician in Canada ansd the United States. Who can forget? Home must be a deadly place. Washing hands and observing social distance are simply too much to ask when saving lives is within our reach. Where we are now proves that every resident needs to think about the spread and be involved in reducing it.