Accord-in’ to “The Word in Season”…well later alligator…
Tell me now,…sloven…
Do not revile Lovie,…it is nor sanctum to Sna…!
Lovi…reviling is not good in any languague…
The Devil says he is Pinkerton…
And I really don’t see any reason to trust in of any of Pinkerton club…
It is…a cult to worship the devil…Pinkerton told me this himself…that he is the Devil Satan fallen from Heaven to skit the Temple…
And he is in El Paso near Red Road at StarBucks Café…
And he want to perclude the Dog in Girl experiment… and that is Sanctum to Sna and they have a fraternity to do kinki things and they don’t like Obama or any form of Government or ruler or even God and they want to take over heaven some way by the back door…
I've devoted myself to a new devotion. I get up early in the morning. When the world is still asleep and slumbering. It so peaceful to have all the peace to myself. The whole house, the whole quiet moment. It's about this time that I think about my fears, my laments, my weaknessed and tell God and remind him
of me and my life. We turn to Luke 2:21-32, where it says,
21And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord") 24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons." 25Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
29"Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
according to your word;
30for my eyes have seen your salvation
31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel."
33And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."
36And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
39And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth..."]
This is the place when we have to pray for God to enlighten us. So please dear God enlighten us and give us understanding. Amen
And the Lord just wanted to show you what this account looks like to those in China. It say to one in Hong Kong as such:
Remember what Simeon said about his vision at seein Jesus in the Temple, the following,
["...31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel..."]
And certainly to the glory of God the account of Jesus is known and revealed to the whole world and to the glory of the people of the Messiah who have believed and put their trust on him. May you be blessed. Amen.
As we know Pisidian Antioch is where the Apostle Paul encountered the scoffing crowd, he could be walking down main street in any town today. And perhaps Pisidian Antioch is so important, because it could be the new Nineveh of old. Paul relates something to us as he remembers two, King David and John the Baptist, it says,
["23(A) Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel(B) a Savior, Jesus,(C) as he promised. 24Before his coming,(D) John had proclaimed(E) a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25And as John was finishing his course,(F) he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.']
And the focus is on the trajectory and work of the Messiah who was to come, came, died, and rose again. But let's go back to Nineveh. It says,
[..."1Now the word of the LORD came to(A) Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2"Arise, go to(B) Nineveh, that(C) great city, and call out against it,(D) for their evil[a] has come up before me." 3But Jonah(E) rose to flee to(F) Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to(G) Joppa and found a ship going to(H) Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD.
4But(I) the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened(J) to break up. 5Then the mariners were afraid, and(K) each cried out to his god. And(L) they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. 6So the captain came and said to him, "What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise,(M) call out to your god!(N) Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish...]
The Lord God commanded Jonah to go preach and prophesy to Nineveh which was so wicked. And Jonah did not see the wisdom of that. Go to an enemy city and preach mercy or to warn them of impending doom. The city by miracle of God found it on their lucky hear to repent, fast and ask that they be delivered from what was prophesied against them. But those in Pisian Antioch scoffed at Paul and his words of warning and do him in. We just marvel at the hardness of the heart of those in that Pisidian Antioch. John the Baptist said to the same kind-the Pharisees,
"You brood of Vipers who warned you to escape from the wrath to come...bring in the fruit of that is of repentance..."
Those at Nineveh, idolaters, Molechers repented and those in the sinogogue in Pisidian did not. Who cannot but fear God! John said " I'm no the one, but one comes after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie..." What a fearful to come to the living God who brings up the poor and fill them with good things and lets the rich go empty handed...Mattew. May we learn to fear and extoll the living God of Heaven. May you be blessed. Amen.
On Act number 4 in our drama of Don Quixote, Don Quixote’s books on chivalry are burned by his friends and relatives. And now he has to remember everything by heart. No more torah. No more notes.
He meets a poor, illiterate man, Sancho Panza and makes him squire to the knight. In this scene they go off on their first adventure together. Don Quixote promises Sancho that he will make him king of an Island all to himself for his
Reward for sharing the adventure. So they go off on their first sally together and they have a victory and a defeat or vice-versa. In the quest Don Quixote meets some monks of some sort escorting a stage-coach which was boarded by a ‘fair’ lady.
Don Quixote decides to ‘save’ the fair lady from the terrible ‘captor‘knights and challenges them to battle and one of the monks agree. So they go to scuffle and battle and Don Quixote manages by sheer luck or ‘grace’ to subdue the monk. Don
Quixote has insisted on saving the lady from this terrible captors, according to his madness. But this was a close call for Don Quixote but was victor. Now the defeat part. On another occasion Don Quixote tells Sancho to do battle with Ten Giants.
He fiercely attacks one of them, but suddenly by who know, bad luck this time, a strong wind, picks up on the sails of the windmill and it knocks the lance off Don Quixote and throw him plain on his back. No more horse. His lance is shattered.
Sancho tells Don Quixote, “I told you they were windmills!” Don Quixote says, “That enemy of mine, the enchanter, has turned these Ten Giants into windmills to rob me of my glory!”
Now Jesus too had a great victory over the ‘monks’ of his time, the priests, the Pharisees and their religion. And Jesus drew the sword of the spirit against them and he prevailed and was not afraid. He defeated Religion by the true worship of God.
But Jesus had a mishap at another place. In Tire and Sidon before the cross. There came to him a lowly foreigner woman who besought him to heal her daughter who was tormented by a devil.
She said please have mercy on my daughter. But Jesus decides to draw his sword against her and said emphatically, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and cast it to the dogs!”
And suddenly a ‘The Wind” moved the lowly objected, rejected, a woman in a foreign country, and the sail knocked the lance off Jesus hand and threw him to the ground... She said, “Yes, But even the little dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the children’s table!” And Jesus put back his sword in its sheath and he said Great Giant Windmill, great is your wind, your daughter is well and she was.
Jesus defeated lofty Religion but had to kneel when the Spirit lifted the lowly object at the time, a woman in a foreign country. For those who exalt themselves, they will be abased and those who humble themselves will prevail.
As I take on a new task- Don Quixote de la Mancha by Cervantes. You may have heard of him Don Quixote and his creator Cervantes at sometime even in passing. The book is translated and abridged by Walter Starkie; bless his soul for his work. Where will this new task take us? We've been to London and Paris and may return there but now we go to Spain in the Medieval World. I'm unlike Don Quixote doubting. Perhaps I will get the best benefit from this adventure in the Moor Country.
Those who have taken Spanish Class must have encountered Don Quixote on their reading schedule. Don Quixote could have been a disciple of Christ, he stubbornly believed that he could become a chivalrous Knight like those of long ago. He Took great expense to immerse himself into this fantasy or panacea at best. Some thought he was mad. And sometimes we make light jokes and looked down. But God said that all those who truly believe will not be put to shame.
The same thought of him Martin Luther, and Martin Luther King Jr., when he said- I have a dream...Now the dream is a reality. I don't know when it's Black Honor Month, but now we have one. But it all started with a dream. But a live, sober Dream based on convicted faith that it could come true, even by miracle. Surely Mary in her prayer said my God lift up those who are poor and sends the rich empty handed...There was once an incident- a foreigner woman in a foreing country up north, approached Jesus and said on her knees, beseeching God- please have mercy on my daughter a devil torments her.
And the disciple said send her away she troubles us. Jesus said to her-I am only sent to the lost Tribes of Israel...
Please she said- Have mercy!
He said-It is not right to give the dogs the children's meal!
She said, Yes, Amen, but even the doggies eat the morsels that fall off the table where the children eat!
Madam, Great is your faith, you've spoken right and you daughter is well and she was...
Have you truly believed God that all things are possible for him that believes? Certainly Don Quixote believed. I just bought a book about his story and life. I owe Don Quixote 7 dollars in Euros because he was from Spain according
to the Creation of Cervantes. How much do you owe the one who helped you believe? Will you pay him in Silver Sheckles?- because he was from the land of Israel. May you have a good day. Amen.