You are the blessing  . . . 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I thought I had an idea of what I signed up for when I said yes to be a full-time caretaker of this young man who is a quadriplegic.  I thought to comfort, food, and that was about it.

I was immediately humbled beyond belief.  I walked into meet this young man and there he was lying in a bed with a sheet over him.  He is naked under the sheets, which immediately meant to me, he did not get off the bed very often.  Reality hit so fast.  I thought I was going to meet this person in a wheelchair with many of the gadgets which are available to folks with similar limitations.  It hit me like a ton of bricks, this is the life this guy has, a bed.  He cannot get up, he cannot eat, cannot drink and to my surprise, not even go to the bathroom by himself.

This was the first time I have ever come face-to-face with someone with an injury or let’s say a situation so extreme, I almost did not know how to react.  I am glad I enjoy being a parent because that instinct is what kicked in.  It was like he was a baby and I was having to do all the things I did for my kids when they could not fend for themselves. With this state of mind, it was much easier adjusting to this new environment I have placed myself in.

Expanding my introduction to people with handicaps was almost immediate.  I, of course, traveled with him to a doctor appointment, an appointment at a clinic with “Pain Management” in it.  There I saw how many people were suffering from a wide variety of pain and a wide array of ages.  While none of it expanded beyond my friends quadriplegic, I saw this lady, a very short lady come walking up to and into the clinic.  She was short because she did not have any legs or feet.  What she was walking on was two, what I would consider being, one-half her normal thigh length stumps made of a substance, a plastic, wood or some material

My client, he is considered a quadriplegic but not a full.  He has some use of his shoulders, arms, and hands. Not even close to being able to hold anything or use them in a coordinated fashion as one who has full function would expect.  However, he is very coordinated in a way I don’t think I could achieve.  He is able to use a smartphone and tap on applications, use his hand to use the slide function.  He uses the verbal commands a lot as well.  He has a powered wheelchair and he can steer it like a professional race car driver.  I am amazed how well he can maneuver it.

I had this conversation with him today.  I told him that he needed to preserve hope, he said he has lost it, in a way, he is waiting to die.  I said God has put me here. He said, “do you know how many people have told me that . . .”  My reply is, I am not here for you, but God has placed you here for me.

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Amazed . . .

I never knew about this feature.  I was looking through my youtube account because my son was talking to me about doing some Chess training videos.  As he was coaching me, I noticed my Youtube views were much more significant than I ever thought, I never checked because I figured no one looked at them.  I did the same for my blog.  I don’t have super thousands of followers or visits, but I was very surprised I had visits from over 70 different countries and that amazed me.  Also, the total number of views I had was way more than I dreamed.  Anyway, the video is just a visual presentation of the countries people have visited my blog site from.  God Bless!

The issue of parental authority . . .

I have to prerequisite this reply with this information. David is a friend from HS, who would of known we would reunite here, only God knows. Dave it’s good to be in touch with you again and look forward to more conversations.  This is the second response from David in regards to my post: Both Honor and be enemies …?

Hi Lee! The issue of parental authority is one of law, and has been from the beginning. The role of Father in the family has been under attack from the beginning, as well. The question of “who’s your daddy?” certainly applies here. The fact is, we’ve all been led astray by forces working against the family and through structures that have been built up in the imagination of fallen men, and not of God.

Each of the respondents below referred to context as being critical, and this is quite true. The context of Honoring one’s father and mother comes from Deut 5:16. The context has to do with remaining on the land that the Father in heaven was going to give to Abraham. The object of the promise is freedom, and dominion, and authority…..liberty…..the right to do as one pleases, without the hindrance of ill-advised contracts which subject oneself to foreign governments and their gods. God wants mankind to be free souls under Him, not subjects of a foreign god. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

The ignorance of the law of the Father has brought the role of the Father into disrepute, and has caused the near annihilation of the family. Patrimonial rights have been surrendered from the very moments following the birth of our children. Find me a “minister” who can justify the process of Novation. That is, the process of signing over the authority of the role of Father to the State in the moments following the child’s birth. We have all been warned that Satan waits at the womb! You lost your parental rights when you ignorantly signed them over to the State. The State maintains a record of that forfeiture in their database. They gave you a copy of the Contract you signed. It’s called a Birth certificate. It is the first cord in a three-fold cord which is used to bind a child to the State from cradle to grave.

The Bible teaches us to Call no man on earth Father. This has nothing to do with Catholic priests, but everything to do with calling someone other than your bio-dad a father. You and I went to public school. We learned all about our Founding Fathers. These are the gods of this country. These are the ones that God said we are not to call father.

When Moses was born his mother sent the tiny tot down the river, just as you did with your own children. And, the daughter of Pharoah received the baby of the Hebrew woman and called for her, and told her to take the baby home and give it suck and when it was of age, she would take it back. Can you see the parallel between surrendering your child to the State at birth, and then taking it home and raising it up until it’s 18, and then sending them off to be ruled by the State? It’s no wonder that children are disobedient to the parents, instinctively they know they’ve been sold out…sent down the river!

There is a second cord that binds a child to the servitude of the State, rather than the Father, and that is the process called Tutor. That’s where I met you. We both had parents that participated in that sin. Tutor is “free” public education. The third cord that completely binds a child into servitude for life is called Corban. You can read about that at Mark 7:11. It is the exact same system today, as it was 2000 years ago. Today we refer to it as Social Security, and everyone has their SSN. Almost all the countries of the world have their own version of Social Security, and those that do not are presently at war with the USA. Those are countries which still maintained the role of the Father. By the way, in Canada, their program of Social Security is called Social Insurance. They quite candidly abbreviate their program as such, SIN. Gotta love the Canadians for their disclosure.

The Bible warns us about this three-fold cord which is not easily broken in Proverbs. Now you know what the process is to accomplish that object, and the goal is to destroy the role of Father, family, and freedom.

Yes, we must obey God rather than men, so why does anyone have a Social Security number? Why do they “vote” in an indirect democracy for men that call themselves Father, in a system with centralized top-down authoritative style government, who by design and stealth take children away from their families, and send them off to war, who have a central bank, and who plunder to poor, the widow, and the fatherless? Moses stood against such practices and would’ve body slammed everyone of the Founding Fathers for creating such a debauched system. The Prophet Samuel railed against such a corrupt system, and God told him that if the people wanted such a system it was because they had Rejected God, not Samuel. God told Samuel to go ahead and let them have their way, and that they would pay a heavy price for their disobedience. Such governments were abhorrent to Jesus, and he told His disciple, it shall not be so with you! He taught them to build a system of service from the bottom-up. The greatest amoung you shall be as the least, a servant of all.

Lee, if you want your children to be obedient to you, you need to be obedient to God. In order to do that you need to repent. Repent from the evil works that you and I were led into by those we trusted: our parents, teachers, government leaders, and “ministers”. We need to chart a new course and follow Christ. In order to accomplish that you will need divest yourself of the platitudes of modern day Churchianity, and the sophistry of seminarians and translators. You need to roll up your sleeves and get busy learning what no one else ever taught you before today. The leaders in the “church” so-called, have been blinded by their own ignorance, and are the modern shephards who flee when the enemy approaches, because the flock is not their own.

A man’s enemies are those of his own household, and of his own “church”, and community, because they’ve all gone astray from the womb, speaking the lies they were taught by well-meaning, but nevertheless ignorant people. No man can serve two master’s. And, those who try to walk in the camp of Saints and the world, will be torn asunder. The Church is not the State, and “ministers” alledgedly proclaiming Christ have NO authority under God to translate their congregations to the power and dominion of the State, which is what every single 501C3 “minister” does. These are State “churches”, State organizations, and they are silenced in their abilithy to speak out against the corruptions of the State, which include the destruction of the family….from the moment of the creation of the union of man and woman. ALL 501C3 “ministers” perform ceremonies of marriage by the “Power and Authority vested in me by the State of __________”. Your marriage License is on record with the State, is it not? Because of this your children, the fruit of your marriage, are also promised to the State. This is why the State can dictate how your children can be raised. They come into your home and dictate the care of their health, education, and welfare. You completed the necessary contracts to allow that to happen. Your trusted “minister”, ought not to have been trusted.

These “ministers” of 501C3 “churches” have no business telling anyone to be obedient to God, for they are the greatest offenders of that statement of all men. These are the hypocrites of our day. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

In the day that Christ was beginning His ministry, there was a blind man from birth who was made to see by Jesus. His family was called to give an answer as to how it was that their son was made to see. Their answer was quite illustrative. You can read about that in John 9. The point of that was that if anyone was professing that Jesus was the Christ, they were agreed to put that man or woman out of the synogogue. It’s easy to see this incident as ex-communication, but, men forget that Isreal was a nation set apart by God. It was to be a “religious” example of how a nation was to live according to the dictates of God. When the leaders of the synogogue ex-communicated someone, they were actually expelling them from the benefits, privileges, and opportunities offered to them through the system of Health, Education, and Welfare they had set up in that nation. In fact, these people were being focibly ex-patriated. In the Greek Interlinear text of the NT, the word Father is often untranslated, from the Latin word Pater. It is where we get the words Patriate, ex-Patriate, and Patriotic. Are you a Patriot? Do you call upon the founding fathers of the nation, or upon the President to solve your troubles, or do you call upon Our Father which art in Heaven, whose name is hallowed? Who is your father?

There are MASSIVE problems in the modern “church”, old friend. The slumber of the “ministers” has caused the destruction of the Father, the family, and the nation.

However, Christ Jesus has given us a way out, and that is through Him. You may also want to read Galatians 4.

I recommend the following sources for further information and guidance:

George Ricker Berry Greek Interlinear

Strongs Concordance

Vine’s Expository Dictionary

In Caesar’s Grip, by Peter Kershaw

www.hisholychurch.info There is a specific article written addressing this very concern, Call no man Father

Blessings to you Lee! It’s been too long!

Blessings to all those who have ears to hear, and eyes to see. The time is very short.

David

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Do these verses seem contradictory to you?

Read this before you read the response below:  Both Honor and be enemies …?

Leland, the first rule of Biblical interpretation is to read each passage in it’s context. That is, to first understand who is speaking, to whom they are speaking, and what they are speaking about. While every passage of scripture is “God breathed” and is intended for our edification, not everything is addressed specifically to us today. Rather, it is meant that we will learn the precepts that God is teaching.

The first passage you quote is Jesus explaining to his disciples that he has not come at that time to bring a universal Messianic reign of peace. His point is that the Gospel will not be accepted by everyone and therefore it will cause division. He is not saying that he INTENDS for there to be division, but rather that he knows his message will offend those who do not receive it. This is a general principle that we call “the offense of the Gospel”.

In your quote from Ephesians, the Apostle Paul is instructing the church on precepts that bring order and blessing to life. He is explaining that we have a responsibility to remember the commandment to honor father and mother – because this is the one that specifically carries a promise of blessing. We learn that it is a vital precept to have an understanding of authority structures and to submit ourselves appropriately.

These are not in conflict, but rather are in fact different topics. Jesus is NOT commanding strife in a family. He is explaining that the Gospel will divide people. I will give you three examples:

1. In the first century many people were put out of the Synogogues for faith in Jesus as the true Messiah. This was a matter of social disgrace and shame. Some people were therefore abandoned by their adult children for it – in violation of the commandment. Until the destruction of the Jewish temple in AD 70, Jewish Christians were persecuted by Jewish non-believers with great hostility. The story of Paul the Apostle is just one of many such accounts.

2. When I first became a believer, my extended family rejected this. We had come from a religious tradition that did not fully accept the Bible as the word of God. Instead, our historical tradition held to many teachings of people in addition to the Bible. As a result of my stand on the Word of God alone – and salvation exclusively by faith in Christ, my family rejected me. I was once expelled from my Grandfather’s home for trying to explain the wonders that God had done in my life by faith in Christ. Some of my family grew very hostile to me; Not because I sought it, but because they refused to accept my beliefs. My own mother pled with me to come back to the family tradition and I told her I could not. She said “then you don’t love me”. To her, I was being hateful and unloving by my commitment to Christ.

3. In 1999 I met a Muslim from Afghanistan and we became good friends. I asked him if he had ever heard the Gospel or if he knew of Christian missionaries that had ever established a church in his country; I asked him to consider becoming a Christian. He said to me “you don’t understand, no matter how compelling the message of Jesus, I cannot.” I asked him “why?” and he said “to follow Jesus, I would have to deny my father and mother, my brothers and sisters; I would have to deny my entire nation and even deny myself!” I said “you have actually just quoted Jesus; and you are right”.

Now, I can also tell you that it is possible to honor your father and mother, even if they do reject you for your faith. I know people who have been blessed for doing so. I also know many who have later won their family to faith in Christ by their faithful commitment to honor.

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1st Response to: Both Honor and be enemies

Original Post/Question is here: Both Honor and be enemies

Leland,

The verses you cited are not contradictory. Everything must be understood in the wider context of all the Bible says about family relationships.

God’s original design for the family is that there be a husband and wife committed for life to one another under the authority of God, worshipping and serving Him, and raising their chidren “in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). Since sin has entered the picture, members of a family are under the influence of sin, so some family members may now be obeying God and other’s not.

The general principle in God’s Word is that children should honor, respect and obey their parents in everything(Ephesians 6:1), EXCEPT where their commands are unrighteous and directly contradict or violate the Word of God. An example of this is found in Acts 5:27-29 where the religious rulers commanded the apostles not to speak about Jesus (in direct contradiction to God’s command). The reply of the apostles was correctly,”We must obey God rather than men!”

If parents are commanding their children to break God’s law, then the child should obey God rather than the parent, which may set in motion the chain of events in Matthew 10:34-35; “…a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.”

A word of caution: Children must make absolutely sure that what the parent commanding is a direct violation of the Word of God before deciding to disobey it. The should pray and ask God and get advice from other mature believers before they deliberately disobey, otherwise they may face the wrath of their parents and they will not only be sinning against their parents, but God as well. Just because the child feels the parent’s command may be unjust, it does not necessarily make it a violation of God’s Word.

Children who disobey parents should be prepared to face the wrath of the parents. If the child suffers as a result of chosing to obey the Word of God over their parents they are being persecuted for Jesus’ sake. They should rejoice because they will receive a great reward in Heaven (Matthew 5:10-12).