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I willdefinitelyreturn come December, withrenewedvigor and vision. Lord willing.
Pray for America, it’s foundation is on sinking sand, and the republic has lost the vision and exceptionalism. Most popular politicians, never understood what America represented from its beginnings. Thus they are incapable architects or masons. More suited for raising tents or homeless shacks.
Our congress represents anarchist, socialist, and disconnected mobs of doubtful intelligence. Vile, bitter, leaders’ and their stage hands and script speak. They play as actors with a populist label, ever fluid as water spilled on a flat surface without guided paths, no direction, no logical purpose. Thus leveling out by prevailing wind or gravity.
They are Funded by Globalist fools, who mostly resemble killer clowns or comic Circus parodies. They stumbled onto a train to nowhere decades ago, with dusty manifestos, of smoke and mirrors, with only money and ego as their map and compass, which can serve as neither.
If there was hope or a third act it might be amusing. But the American dream died before the play began or the train left the station. Shame on you purveyors of pleasure, lust, and hypnotic diversions. Who failed either to inform, influence, or listen with sleeves rolled up. The revolution died without a shot being fired or one informed citizen mobilized.
Thus the barbarian hordes will over run our once shining cites on America’s majestic mountains. We shall be sacked repeatedly as Rome in the 5th century and beyond, until all of value is gone, the remnant being neither barbarian tribe or Roman citizens. Merely jackals and crows.
History will fill volumes of distorted nonsense. For there was no inertia only a lack of opposing resistance. As Miss Liberty with guide ropes Circling her long beautiful neck, as the jackals lift frothy mugs celebrating as lady Liberty plunges into the turbulent trash and debris filled sea. Where will their coins be stolen or earned, next sunrise. That question is not.
A tear cannot be found only a few softly whispered sighs. See your History America as you claw and spit as cats in heat. Or recover your destiny. “Two roads lay separate in the woods…”
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[Content in brackets and italics are my humble thoughts, not out of Hebrews or other scripture.]
COVENANT AND GOSPEL
[The following content is practically all scripture from Hebrews Chapters 9-13. The whole book of Hebrews is a blessing to read. I believe it is more for Jews God is calling to himself. He came for the Jews first and then the Gentiles. Because the Jews largely rejected the gospel of grace. Chapters 1-8 describes the old law, the tabernacle, The High Priest, The sacrifice and the faith of the many righteous men and women of the Old Covenant.]
REVIVAL OF THE NE W TESTAMENT CHURCH
[The New Covenant is explained in such detail here, that anyone who knows just partially about the Life of Christ, this could fill in the completion of the New Testament, The New Covenant that us Gentile Christians should follow and live and breathe. Putting aside the old Covenant until we learn new life, holiness, love, worship, and power of the New. We Christians have been blinded as the Jews were blinded.]
The Two Covenants
The New Covenant
[Please take time to read all of Hebrews 9-13, while this lesson is fresh in your mind. I want you to overflow with joy as it has done for me)
Jesus, High Priest of a Better Covenant (7:28)
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, (8:9)
“I will put my laws into their minds, and i write them on their hearts” 8:10
of the new covenant of Christ, sealed with the power of the Holy Spirit, will
know the laws of God. Written in our minds and hearts. It is unnecessary to
study volumes of scripture or have Priest, Bishops, and teachers. It is with
us, within the Holy Spirit.]
[Forgiven, Forgiven, Forever, For Us Who Know Him]
“…for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (8:11-12)
Only One Covenant Now
“In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.” (8:13)
Christ appeared as a high priest (9:11)
“the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation” (9:11) nt
The Better Tabernacle
[Moses was given instructions for building the first Tabernacle, but our new Tabernacle is with God and Jesus is the High Priest. The Greatest Tabernacle.]
Do Not Harden Your Hearts as the Jews did
[How could Jews not be cut deeply by these revelations, except the hardening of their hearts. For this was the beginning of the time of the Gentiles. Once this is fulfilled, God will fulfil his promises and Covenant with the Jews. Don’t hesitate, I believe that time approaches quickly.]
“Therefore, he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.” (9:15)
“he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” (9:26)
having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not
to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” (9:28)
““Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (10:9-10)
No Other Priest Required – Jesus is our High Priest
is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” (10:16)
“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” (10:17)
The New Church Must be United through Love
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (10:24)
[THIS IS THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH IN ACTION. THIS IS OUR BLUEPRINT FOR REVIVAL OF THE NEW CHURCH!]
Our Sites New Symbol. It represents Three Circles. Father, Son, Holy Spirit
“a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to
harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.” (2 Cor. 12, Apostle Paul)
God takes us just as we are, thorns and all. The devil would
hope the thorns in your flesh would discourage you and separate you from God.
But Paul’s reaction;
Boasting in His Weakness
calls his thorn a “weakness”. We all have weaknesses, thorns in our flesh. I
do, and you do. But Christ is always there, Christ said to Paul his grace was
sufficient for you. The power of Christ rest on Paul due to his weakness, so in
this he can boast.
The Strength of Christ Rest on Us
All we require is faith, he is now our High Priest, praying for us, with the power to redeem. When we feel the finger of accusation saying to us “Sinner, you will never overcome your sin.” We are then blessed by the strength of Christ resting upon us, ready to forgive us as we repent. In strength of Christ the chains fall behind us. We are in Christ, we cast our burdens to the Holy Spirit. “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.(Mt.13:13)
On the Cross Jesus Wore a Crown of Thorns
There lay the source of our Faith, and his strength in our weaknesses. is in the words of Christ, his promises to us. So many wonderful promises of his gifts, forgiveness, new life, intercession. So many, these are where our faith rest, and the source of our victory and joy. On the cross Jesus wore a crown of thorns.
We, as Christians put Christ ahead of politics and the nation we reside in
The New Testament is the covenant made by the blood of Jesus, sacrificed for our sins through eternity. He was the Lamb of God of course his sacrifice was special.
Whoever has faith in the Son of God, and his substitution on the cross for our sins, will know God, be saved from his forever.
Jesus said blessed is the peacemakers, for they will see God. We as Christians are called to be peacemakers, peaceful, and non- violent. We should all be pacifist if we are Christians. Persons who gave their life in any war, veterans, and current military are not guilty.
Why, because the church has been an arm of government since Constantine in 300AD. He stopped persecutions, and torture of Christians, that was horrific for 300 years. He also claimed he had a vision of a cross on a shield and he became a Christian.
The Church was loosely organized with mostly autonomy, worshipping in small groups, collectively. There were Bishop, not like today’s Bishops, they cleared up disputes, and gave their opinion as a brother and Christian love.
Many of the most influential Bishops were so thankful for Constantine’s end to Christian persecution they so much was tired of hiding and wanted to believe. Even attributing Constantine as a hand of God. He was not of God.
Constantine made it clear to some Romans, his job and the legions was to conquer land. Not hold it He wanted an Imperial Church that could win hearts and minds. Who could convince the conquered that God was on the side of the benevolent Romans. Churches and forced conversions, pagan gods had all statues destroyed.
Constantine, through his Bishops, called a Nicene conference, who decided, and authorized Church Doctrines, and began the process of approving which scripture was of God. Many in the east, west, and South disagreed on some decisions with their lives. The Christian Bishops who attended the Nicene councils were A large minority of the worldwide Christians and their Bishops.
The council sent their manuscripts, approved teachings, organization authority throughout all the Christian lands. Constantine enforced 100% compliance, or excommunication which meant prison or death.
Church and State were a partnership until today. Just War theory of Augustine was from a previous Greek philosopher, who was friendly with Constantine.
Christians you are not of this world, separate your loyalty and love that belongs to Christ, not your nation. Live and worship as the early church did prior to hoodwinking by Rome and the now official Imperial Church. Set your self free, learn what a real Christian believes from the New Testament.
Sorry this is long and one post, there is a reason. Below is a portion of the letter to Diognetus, which tells what the Church was like prior to its almost destruction.
God Bless the Revival of the Church of Jesus Christ and the mighty ones who give all for its resurrection. Peace in Christ, James Kirk Wiggins. Aug. 2019.
The letter to Diognetus (in brief)
Christians are not distinguished from other men by country, language, nor by the customs which they observe. They do not inhabit cities of their own, use a particular way of speaking, nor lead a life marked out by any curiosity. The course of conduct they follow has not been devised by the speculation and deliberation of inquisitive men. The do not, like some, proclaim themselves the advocates of merely human doctrines.
Instead, they inhabit both Greek and barbarian cities, however things have fallen to each of them. And it is while following the customs of the natives in clothing, food, and the rest of ordinary life that they display to us their wonderful and admittedly striking way of life.
They live in their own countries, but they do so as those who are just passing through. As citizens they participate in everything with others, yet they endure everything as if they were foreigners. Every foreign land is like their homeland to them, and every land of their birth is like a land of strangers.
They marry, like everyone else, and they have children, but they do not destroy their offspring.
They share a common table, but not a common bed.
They exist in the flesh, but they do not live by the flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, all the while surpassing the laws by their lives.
They love all men and are persecuted by all. They are unknown and condemned. They are put to death and restored to life.
They are poor, yet make many rich. They lack everything, yet they overflow in everything.
They are dishonored, and yet in their very dishonor they are glorified; they are spoken ill of and yet are justified; they are reviled but bless; they are insulted and repay the insult with honor; they do good, yet are punished as evildoers; when punished, they rejoice as if raised from the dead. They are assailed by the Jews as barbarians; they are persecuted by the Greeks; yet those who hate them are unable to give any reason for their hatred.
This particular blog’s link is above. Check it out. Pray for this person every time you think of it for two days. “Help Me Believe” Let’s help him.
The following are some bible verses I think are appropriate.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (LUKE 17:5)
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.(Romans 10:17)
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ( Romans 10:9)
Thus, praying for an increase in faith. Faith and belief are very similar words meaning trust. When you say help me believe, you are asking for something you desire, something you cannot see. It’s difficult to believe in things you can’t see. But do you believe in the wind. Of course you do, even though you can’t see it. But you see the things it touches and the effect it has on them. Have you ever seen someone’s belief in God have a profound affect on them.
Let’s listen to a song about faith…
We have now heard the Aposles ask God to increase their faith and a song asking the Lord to increase the singers faith.
“I give you the gift of peace. In the same way the
Father sent Me, I am now sending you.” (john 20,21)
“But I tell
you who hear me: Love your
enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray
for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him
the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop
him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs
to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
12:17-18 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the
sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with
admonished that Christians, “by divine edict, have no choice but to
subject themselves to their political masters and [should] seek to ensure that
they execute their war-fighting duty as justly as possible.”[
Who’s Prayers Does The God of Abraham Hear?
James 1:27 “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
Blessed Are The Peacemakers, For They Will See God
As a New Testament Christian, I don’t use quotes in the Old Testament on violence and war. We are free of the law and prophets by the grace of Jesus. (See Hebrews)
All was fulfilled when Jesus died for our sins. We are under a New covenant.
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We will discuss pacifism, just war, greater in a future blog. Consider what you see.
The 2nd edition of my Flash Non-Fiction ebook is up on Amazon. “Wrestling With God” by James Wiggins.
It’s free for Kindle Unlimited readers, and qualifies for the loan program. The listed price is $2.99. The Amazon editor recommended $2.99 to $9.99. There was a lot of information about tax, VAT (Value Added Tax), and I wanted to put it up for $1.00 but was unsure how that would work out. My friends and family on my Facebook page have already had an opportunity to read this in two post. But believe it or not, I did much editing since that was posted.
If you don’t have the Kindle app you can get it HERE.
This was my first attempt to publish anything, there is a learning curve. I do apologize for the errors in the ebook. Nevertheless, enjoy it and let me hear your suggestions. There is no need to suggest editing or grammatical errors unless you got the second edition.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.
I previously operated a Blog called the Americanist and a Peace Blog, after various mass or school shootings, I often had various articles on violence. I will only briefly address this, the 90% controlled news media is already destroying all rationality over the recent shootings last week (Aug. 5 2019).
Why has America been involved in some type of war, large and small, almost every year since 1776? (Wikipedia) Why do males prefer violent films and sports over females in overwhelming percentages. Why do males remember more about violent films than females. Why do males go to prison for violent crimes, commit violent crimes, in very large percentages over females. Why are us American males addicted to violence in our culture? “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind….”
Christians Can Greatly Reduce American Violence
The last census stated 70% of Americans claimed to identify themselves as Christians. That 70% is reducing quickly, especially among those who are 30 and under. DO SOMETHING!
Many Christians Wouldn’t be Identified By Co-Workers as Being Devout
Not all, we all know people who at work have religious literature on their desk, made religious comments often. “Thank you Jesus!” Of course this doesn’t mean their life is filled with Christ. Many Christians lives ARE filled with Christ, many aren’t. Why?
The Church Has Changed, We Have Lost Something
My first three blogs, concentrated on the differences between the early Church and the contemporary one. And not for the better. Why? We do not follow Jesus. We are not led by the Holy Spirit. Our worship services, and churches are not based on the New Testament. Our Ministers and Priest do not teach living in the spirit of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, as taught in the New Testament. This was the purpose of the earlier Blogs.
Where Is The Holy Spirit In Our Lives?
Backing up some, many people don’t fit the pitfalls I am discussing.
Many of us believe the Holy Spirit is within when you profess faith in Christ. However in reading the New Testaments, there appears throughout different levels either available to some or that individuals are able to call on. Below Paul is addressing and praying for the Ephesians on being filled with the Holy Spirit. Look closely on the how and the results.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lords holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, [HIS LOVE IS 3 DIMENTIONAL] 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge[IS UNBELIEVABLY SO]—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God . 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Strengthened with power ….in your inner being
Christ dwells in your hearts
Rooted and established in
Power together with all Gods people…
…know how high, deep, surpasses understanding is Christ love.
…Filled with…all the fullness of God.
Is This You?
This describes a Christian filled with the Holy Spirit. You do want this to be you, right? Don’t you? You may not, because you may feel you have to give up too much, or you are unable to meet the standard. The standard is Christ loves you, remember the cross, he promised to fill you and never leave you. He has already forgiven your sins, repent, pray and for help and carry on. Repeat as necessary. But don’t give up, really try behavior modification, he’s there, faith!
I believe the big thing in many, is what you have to give up, you don’t want to stand out. Be like them who stand at the flag poll, or always talk about Jesus. Is it worth it? Re-read Ephesians 3:14-21. And think again. Read it again and highlight in you heart the things I highlighted. Pray as Paul did for the Ephesians, but for yourself in your own words. God will bless you, and be filled with all the fullness of God.
“I will send the Holy Spirit and he will guide you into all truth.”
Last Blog I left out some important
word pictures of the early church.
They Had Everything in Common 4:32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. (https://www.esv.org/Acts+4/)
…5:5 They dwell in their own countries, but only as
sojourners; they bear their share in all things as
citizens, and they endure all hardships as strangers.
Every foreign country is a fatherland to them, and
every fatherland is foreign.
[They were “Strangers in a Strangerland.”
Not of the world they resided in.]
5:6 They marry like all other men
and they beget
children; but they do not cast away their offspring.
5:7 They have their meals in common, but not their
5:8 They find themselves in the flesh, and yet they
live not after the flesh.
5:9 Their existence is on earth, but their
citizenship is in heaven.
[They were “Strangers in a Strangerland.” Not of the world they resided in.]
The above description of this early New Testament Church, followed
the same Jesus we do. We often fail to live up to that calling because of our separation
from Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We sin or feel we have disappointed God, we ask
for forgiveness, knowing our sins have already been paid for. We know God
promised nothing could separate us from his love. We feel a separation from
God, hiding in shadows, knowing we will never win, never really defeat sin. We
feel often like a failure. On a turning wheel as a mouse.
This is if his Holy Spirit resides in you, leads you, you have
given all parts of your life to him. I’m not talking about a feeling of his
spirit during certain times, songs, prayers or messages. We should know he is
always with us in us. If not we need to peel away the onion of our life by
layer, after layer giving it to Christ.
I always felt the Holy Spirit was in me, Jesus was not leading me. I believe I
have begun the transfer of my life to His control. If you are not led, have not
totally turned your life over to Christ, and in FAITH been filled with the
power of the Holy Ghost, then you will struggle and not live in Christ.
This Blog entry is not what I want to say. But I felt if you are not prepared to be a New Testament Christian, 100%, then whatever I say will not be heard. You are not of the world. Your Home is not your nation. Why do we act as if it were. Hating, arguing, being separated from the presence of God by our lack of love. “They will know we are Christians by our love.” Jesus is our leader, The Holy spirit will help us resist. Neither Trump nor Nancy Pelosi are out leaders. Jesus is. We should be involved in the things of God not of this world. The USA is not, nor has it ever been a Christian Nation. Jesus will establish our homeland when he returns.
You can only accept the above paragraph, if you have fully given all parts of your life to Christ, and in faith led by the Holy Spirit. The New Testament Church must rise out of the ashes, transformed individually and we will transform our world. AMEN!
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
— Galatians 2:20 – The New Testament
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The Epistle To Diogene’s
1:1 Since I see, most excellent Diogenes’s, that thou art exceedingly anxious to understand the religion of the Christians, and that thy enquiries respecting they are distinctly and carefully made, as to what God they trust and how they worship Him, that they all disregard the world and despise death, and take no account of those who are regarded as gods by the Greeks, neither observe the superstition of the Jews,and as to the nature
of the affection which they entertain one to another, and of this new development or interest, which has entered into men’s lives now and not before: I gladly welcome this zeal in thee, and I ask of God, Who supplieth both the speaking and the hearing to us, that it may be granted to myself to speak in such a way that thou mayest be made better by the hearing, and to thee that thou mayest so listen that I the speaker may not be disappointed.
The entire letter can be read here. It consist of 12 parts.
In the above short description of the Christian Church about (130-200 AD), how would you say this compares to the church today? In my next entry I will discuss my feelings on this.