Embracing God’s moral imperatives changes reality.
Not just anything or everything, but moral obedience does change how things in this world go for you. There are no nifty formulas and direct exchanges; it’s not that simple. There are no lists you can check off. The whole thing assumes a mystical viewpoint foreign to Western Civilization. It’s not easy to get there. However, it does work on something which might seem to be a sliding scale. Your level of commitment and investment of effort does make a difference. The farther you dive into this ocean of truth, the wetter you get. Instead of pretending you are some rock on the shore, which seems to weather the storm but is actually slowly dissolved, you are part of what Creation does naturally. Find your place and float with it. Let it carry you and you’ll be far better off than ignoring it or fighting it.
First, an example of moral justice on a national level. Defying God’s moral code guarantees a nation will be destroyed eventually. It’s not simplistic. For example, there’s nothing wrong with spying so long as your spying on other governments is simply a matter of getting information. Should there be even the slightest effort to steer anything that government is doing, you are already evil. There is no sin in using tactical elements of surprise in warfare, but that’s not the same thing is secrecy. There is simply no need for end-to-end secrecy, because God’s moral justice says it won’t matter if the enemies knows about your troops, equipment, capabilities, etc. God has more than once defeated an enemy despite such openness. If the war itself is justified, open honesty is not a weakness. It is the moral strength to win regardless, because nature itself, even their own human nature, will oppose your enemy.
You’ll notice almost no one has tried it in a couple of millennia at least. Instead, the US is destroying itself by casting off everything God has offered for protection. Now the US is His enemy.
On a personal level: Try out the power of forgiveness. Yes, it has a known psychological power. You’ll feel better and act better if you can get over things you can’t fix. But it’s more than that. The power to forgive according to God’s moral justice changes how nature acts with you. It’s not some silly sentimental absolutist proposition of letting everyone get away with anything. That reflects the evils of Western rationalism. Rather, you gain insight into when it just doesn’t matter; there’s nothing wrong with fighting when it does matter. The point is to understand how to evaluate what matters. Whatever you lost will be replaced and then some. That’s how the moral laws of the universe work.
This is what Christian Mysticism is about, claiming the very real power of God that changes reality itself.
“There is no one righteous, not even one.” (Romans 3:10 NET, quoting Psalm 14)
The human race is fallen. The most basic demand from God after the Flood was for Noah to institute social constraints on human behavior. Men were to get off their lazy butts, as in the sin of Adam in dealing with Eve, and take charge of thinking about moral implications to prevent the demise of the entire human race. The human psyche typically includes a measure of restraint, a superego telling us certain things might be fun, pleasant, entertaining or offer some advantage, but isn’t worth the other consequences. It seldom rests in our minds as pragmatic, but as a foreboding “ought” accompanied with feelings of guilt, etc.
No, morally mature people don’t need guilt and so forth to participate in preserving our humanity, but most people never quite reach moral maturity. Human moral development tends to slow down around age 6, and many never reach teenage skepticism. Precious few ever get past that to a sense of peace and purpose about things. Thus, we have a social structure which tends to create psychic barriers not easily crossed. Without them, there might not be a human race.
So most of us run around with a taste for things we’d never actually do or obtain. Within a given social context, those things tend to be illegal. Law is a moral statement of sorts. It’s a commonly recognized cycle that a society will be vigorous with simple and strict laws at first, reflecting the sort of vigor of something which is vital and growing. At some point there is a consciousness of prosperity and the barriers become more complex and fungible. At some point the ones that actually serve a purpose kind of collapse or simply stretch too far to be useful. Meanwhile, the laws that simply cannot serve any good purpose become so common that the society eventually breaks down, consuming itself.
That final stage is coupled with insane laws that attempt to reach inside the very mind. It’s no longer what we do that is illegal, but what we think. The final mark of social collapse is a complicated and utterly senseless orthodoxy of social morality that demands you confess your sins, including a whole raft of things about which you have zero interest in the first place. Your very humanity itself becomes illegal.
The Law God gave Noah presupposes you can only act on things people do wrong. The only person with any business counseling you on underlying immoral desires is someone who knows you well enough to recognize your tendencies. The Law of Noah also presupposes it is totally evil to farm out that responsibility — that fatherly shepherd duty — to anyone who isn’t direct family kin. No one else has any business getting to know you that well. You cannot trust anyone else with your real self. Anyone who isn’t bound up in your life in the first place, who doesn’t share your suffering, is damned for wanting to know.
That is inherent in the concept of “civility,” the term we use to describe any social milieu for restraining common human immorality. You could correctly say the fundamental Law of God for the human race equates to civility — Covenant of Noah = civility. Civility was thus defined ages before Western Civilization arose. This business of a godlike intrusion into your stream of awareness is a quintessential expression of Satan. Privacy is not a right; invasion of privacy is so fundamentally evil it transcends talk of rights. It goes all the way back to why God might destroy humanity. That we have a Western social habit of intruding into privacy, a childlike demand to know everything about which we might be the least bit curious — “What are thinking about me?” — is a symptom of how far we have fallen back toward the society God destroyed in the Flood. That we have so many willing to spill the entire contents of their stream of consciousness without any regard for privacy and civility shows another round of destruction is wholly justified.
Yeah, Western Civilization in general, and America in particular, is doomed. God’s wrath is upon us and we so richly deserve it.
References: Genesis 3:14-19; 1 Timothy 2:9-15
If you want to call God a misogynist, feel free. He’s not too concerned with your opinions and reasoning, especially if you are a sucker for the mythology of feminism.
Human nature has not changed one iota since the Fall. We are simply much farther from the path back to Eden. The Flaming Sword of His Law is foreign to our modern outlook, but it is our modernity which is wrong. Not in the manifestations and window dressing, but in the substance and essence is our entire understanding perverted from the ancient purity of truth.
The whole purpose of the Law Covenants was to point out how we should cease caring too much about this world. The Law makes the blunt statement that we cannot bring the flesh into obedience of the Spirit of a Holy God. Our lives are spent training the flesh to obey. The flesh includes the reason and intellect, and we use tricks to enslave the flesh to the Spirit. The flesh will fight and resist, but as we live longer on this earth, the flesh begins to learn and understand what is in its own best interest. It learns that the Laws of God are the revelation of our real nature and how this universe works.
That Word of God tells us God wove into creation a moral fabric. He asserts that seeking to understand and live by His moral expectations, we can claim the most that this fallen world can offer. God spelled out a sampling of the benefits in the Law of Moses. The idea was to get folks used to living justly as He defined it, and get them used to seeing nature itself respond with blessings. Living by His Laws sets nature free to do what Adam had it doing before the Fall. Of course, we know we can’t perform 100%, but that was never the point of the Law. It was to draw our attention to the moral fabric woven into this world.
Once we develop a moral sensitivity as He defined it, we begin to understand as much of His nature as we are ever going to grasp. His Laws portray an image of how He wants us to live. Doing this turns us into a living message of His divine truth. We portray a consciousness of higher things that man cannot possibly learn any other way. Between our success with His blessings and our complete lack of worldliness in the first place, we show the truth. We show the world as much as they can have. God knows what is in the best interests of His creation, and our moral conduct reflects His divine means to revealing His truth.
You, with all your education and rational power, cannot match what He revealed; stop trying to improvise. Feminism is entirely contrary to His revelation. It is a mythology derived from two cultures hostile to His truth. It is justified only if the older Western patriarchy is the truth, but that was a lie, too. Throw it in the trash. Male and female are not interchangeable.
Men, God hates your Western cultural habits and your intellectual arrogance. His Laws demand we become shepherds, not sheep and certainly not predators. You are to live a sacrificial concern for those under your care. You’ll do the right thing because it’s right. You’ll fight the instinct to lay back and demand service for yourself. His moral laws for you are to take the lead, not push from behind. Be the man; do what’s just in God’s eyes regardless of what others do. Know your mission and let nothing in this world hinder it. It’s not your job to pick a wife in the sense of going hunting. It’s your job to select from those who seek your attention. She will come to you, or she will be in the path you must tread to obey the Lord. It is your job to decide what God requires for your mission, to know when the desires and wishes of any other person are a threat to your mission. That includes not letting your wife interfere.
Women, you are not in charge. God will tell you which man is right for you; it will seize you like fire deep in your being. Pay no attention to shallow attraction. That’s how you are wired. You must communicate your interest in him and his mission, because when he accepts you, his mission becomes your mission. Your job is to make it sweeter and stronger, more effective at showing the truth.
Both the man and woman must be aware of weaknesses that will hinder things. Men will want anything that strikes them as lovely and feminine. In this world today, most women are lying about it. They might be lovely to the eyes, but they can offer nothing a woman should offer. Instead, they want to use their attractive powers to dominate you. Learn to ignore this signal. Recognize that you like what your senses tell you is good stuff, and that your senses are your worst enemy. Your lust is not in your best interest.
Ladies, your instinct to control is evil. God says you are missing a crucial element in working through your efforts to make a good home: You cannot reliably read the moral implications as well as your man can. You are more likely to stray than he, from both the mission and your commitment to him. Your drive to control certain things in not in your best interest. Learn to detect the deeper drive to mother, and learn not to smother. A critical element in your man being the man is your instinct to support and encourage his manliness.
Once a man realizes he must shepherd in all situations his whole life long, the rest is just figuring out the implications. They are not always obvious. Learn Game, both of you. Learn what it means to portray to your beloved, intended or already bound together, the essence of what makes you most desirable. Don’t accept what this modern world says is the essence, but learn it from the ancient perspective.
God hasn’t changed and His Laws still tell the moral truth, still explain reality.
Solomon warns others that his position as the wealthiest man in the history of Israel is not enviable. Solomon had surely run across a great many people to whom God had granted great material wealth, but no ability to enjoy it. There are all kinds of reasons why they don’t enjoy it, but all of it hinges on getting too wrapped up in this world. Materialism is a curse.
So maybe the fellow with great wealth and honor in his society dies too young. What a pity, no? Someone else gets it all. Okay, so maybe he has a huge family and lives seemingly forever. Does that make it any better? Not as long as the man is worldly minded. It would be just as well that he died at birth, unknown and never conscious, if the only consciousness he has is what comes from man’s intellect. Stillborns rest peacefully, never knowing human sorrow. If a man lives millennia, so long as his heart remains in this world, he will never have the wisdom to understand what material blessings mean. He’ll never understand what they are for, never understand how God meant them to be used. He eventually dies unhappy.
The basic curse of the Fall is the necessity of work to feed our faces, but the stomach keeps processing the food and gets empty again. So it is with so many souls; get what you strive for and you find yourself feeling unfulfilled. Human wisdom cannot save you from death. A sharp minded pauper will survive, but for what? Stop and consider what you could see if you stop thinking all the time of what your flesh desires. Don’t listen to your human longings; they are false.
Human wisdom will not permit you to understand the few limited things God has put in your hands. Your logic will lead you to question God and fight things He has always reserved as His prerogatives. The more time you spend fighting God’s decrees, the less you gain. You waste what little time you have in this world running past the great opportunities God has place before you. Without revelation, you cannot comprehend the things God has given to mankind to do. People who ignore revelation are blind; they expect to change reality itself. They don’t listen to any warnings about moral inevitabilities.
It’s not as if I have any secret revelations, but sometimes it helps to restate the obvious.
All governments lie, some more than others. The US government is incapable of telling the truth, especially if the message comes through the MSM. If Holder says that Snowden’s leaks hurt the government, what it really means is Holder is cackling at how successful this PsyOp was. You don’t have to know the real story to recognize the basic fact the only thing keeping the US government from slaughtering even more people is bureaucratic inertia. On top of that, it’s much more fun to murder people when they are panic-stricken. I mean this quite literally: The people running the US government are controlled by demons. They don’t need to be personally evil, though a great many are. Rather, the whole system is now under Satan’s control. Again, I mean this quite literally.
I’m not particularly brilliant, but for reasons I’ll never understand in this lifetime, God has chosen to show me some things He’s tried to show others. Quite some years ago I knew the US was doomed for her sins. Once I understood the time scale of God’s operations on this earth, I realized a fifty-year delay in His wrath was awfully quick. I saw His wrath coming and my spirit recognized there was no exit path for this nation. The options were gone, discarded too long ago for any hope during my lifetime. I was born after the decision was already set in stone. But God’s wrath is on the people who could have known better if they had chosen to seek His face. They didn’t. Instead, they played the same game as Judah’s leadership up to the Exile. They shook their finger in God’s face and demanded He play by rules He never said were His. They allowed their human intellect to define God’s revelation, a fallen intellect wholly incapable of grasping the most basic elements of truth.
Yes, feel free to dismiss me as an insane crank. It won’t hurt my feelings.
Let me say it again: Our evil government is the means of God’s wrath on America. This government will grow more insanely stupid and hateful until there is a some incomprehensible bloodbath. The lies will pile up to the sky long past the time the carnage begins. You simply cannot imagine what is coming. This is God’s wrath on the American people for flouting His Word. Worst of all: American Christians are responsible for this mess, and they will suffer for it. Because these Christians have absorbed the message and methods of the Pharisees, their end shall follow the same pattern. Just when they think their power and success is at hand, it will blow up in their faces. It’s not the simple issue of theology, but a theology built on entirely false assumptions and human presumption. Worst of all, they have defiled the mission of the Church.
The message of Christ was how to leave this world. Nothing in His teaching was about fixing this broken world, only to show that this world is not what His Father intended. We live by God’s moral laws as the means to pointing people to a higher realm. American Christians are hung up on this world, so their actions are consistently unlawful and immoral. The actions of American Christians in support of lies is what causes all the trouble. Their false beliefs make them act with incredible stupidity and blindness. They have compromised with the Beast, thinking they can bind its future actions. Satan cannot be bound by a covenant. At the moment they least expect, the Beast will turn on them; persecution will catch them completely off guard. The Lord may grant a few of them escape, but a great many will end up enslaved, if they survive. How fortunate will be those who die! The loudest and most prominent Christian organizational leaders will suffer the most. This is the warning of God.
I could discuss repentance avenues, but that’s not the purpose of today’s post. I’ve covered that in previous posts at length. The people most likely to survive and even prosper are those who are not wrapped up in this world.
Meanwhile, it’s a good bet the US will get mired in Syria on the way to Iran. The plans are deeply misguided, because deceiving demons are their advisers. Even if our government gains any measure of success in what they plan for Syria, it will have already lost just by getting involved. By the time they get ready to strike at Iran, it will be too late for any hope of victory by any definition. Thus, my prophetic warning that any attack on Iran will end in battlefield disaster.
We have made that last fatal turn in the path to destruction. The ax is not laid at the root, but has already begun cutting. There may be some surprises along the way, but the end is in sight. I don’t have words to describe it. Human language cannot bear up under the load of such madness. The American churches together are the Great Harlot; America is the drug-addled bitch of the Beast. Babylon is fallen, and the smoke rises up to Heaven.
Again, God’s time scale is not like ours. It will take some months to play out on our level, but the game is over in God’s eyes.
A critical element in Solomon’s Ecclesiastes is the otherworldly advice to ignore yesterday and tomorrow, and obey the moral imperatives of the day.
It’s not as if we make no plans. For example, I have a regular workout schedule. Six days each week, barring intervening necessities, I ride my bike at least ten miles (16km). By no means would I have any imaginary intentions of competing or even sport riding. I ride because it gives me some good head space. As a side benefit, it does keep me in decent health. Doing this is obedience to one of those impressions in my spirit that is hard to explain, but forms a moral imperative for me.
Today I rode past the property on North Triple X Road in Choctaw that was washing away into the North Canadian River. The recent heavy rains caused the river to wash out the banks near this property, eating away some 20-30 feet (6-9m), making a much wider channel. The water level is typically ten feet (3m) below the land level, so it’s a significant threat when it washes out from under the buildings. The owners are named Buford, and they had to get help evacuating their movable goods when they woke up one morning to find the river very near their barn. By the time they got help, half the barn had already fallen into the river. It’s bad enough I can see it all from the road. The Bufords were worried about their dog, because it spent it’s whole life there. They had offers to kennel it, but couldn’t bring themselves to put it in cage, so they left it on the property. They still feed it daily and so forth, but the poor dog gets bored with no one around.
Most of the dogs who chase me are no genuine threat. The few who are get a face full of pepper spray, which is precious few of them. The spray works really well when you hit them in the eyes, which I’ve managed to do consistently so far. But the tactics the dogs use in chasing tells me a lot. Biters will get right up on my feet and start snapping. Other dogs will wander around in front or behind, chasing because it’s a challenge. The Buford’s dog came sneaking out between the wheeled trash bins in the driveway, but never really threatened me. So I stopped and we got acquainted. Like most dogs, if you stop and get off the bike, he was actually afraid because I was no longer vulnerable. I got him to come to me so I could pet him and talk to him a bit. He’s pretty lonely. The time lost was a small sacrifice to a higher moral priority.
Tonight I’ll go out after bathing in insect repellent and try to pick some blackberries. I’ll have to wear long pants, knee-high rubber boots and gloves in this heat because that’s the only way to avoid poison ivy and some of the ravenous insects, all of which grow alongside the blackberries. I’ll share some raw with the neighbors, but most of them will become jam. I’ll share that, too.
Later this summer I’m hoping to pick pears from a couple of trees in the area, whose owners invite folks to do so. When it comes the fall and we have a freeze or two, the persimmons will be ready to pick. All of this fruit is rather easily preserved in various ways, and I hope to put up enough to last until next picking season.
That is, if nothing much changes in my world. And I’ll keep blogging pretty much every day, and I’ll publish more books — if nothing stops me. Frankly, I’m half expecting things to get ugly here in the US this summer, but I have no way to estimate how it will affect me. That’s because I can’t really estimate just what will become ugly, or how ugly. I figure we’ll have some economic troubles we have seen before, maybe some political troubles we haven’t seen before, and likely some other unexpected events nobody dreams of yet. I can’t plan for that stuff, aside from making sure I understand the generalities of moral imperatives with more clarity. Who knows? I could die between now and then, or during the hullabaloo. And maybe the Internet will become impossible for some reason. Meanwhile, I expect such things in the general sense of a prophetic message of which I’m utterly certain, though I can’t explain how it came to me.
I’m sure the proper course of action will be apparent when the time comes. I’ll obey the moral imperative of that day same as I do it now.