My intention is to enlighten those who are curious; as to the important differences between the religious, those who have been drawn to a particular religion to inform themselves as to how to live their lives and those who put their Faith only in the revealed Word of God to construct the foundation that serves to guide them into a life pleasing or acceptable to their Creator, the Almighty God ♡ Who is the faithful rewarder of all who diligently seek to know and willingly serve His Purpose ♡ You might say; those who wish to understand what it means to Live, as opposed to merely existing ♡ I had mentioned my first exposure to a religious and pious preacher and in spite of him I benefitted from the experience ♡ When he read scripture, the Word touched me, while his explanations of how it was to influence my life, based on his experiences and how it affected his conduct in the world, failed to ring true ♡ For example: he read from the third chapter of Ezekiel one Sunday and what he read changed my understanding of my responsibility Forever, very powerful, so I am compelled to share ♡♡♡
From Ezekiel 3:16~21(NASV): Now it came about at the end of seven days that the Word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My Mouth, warn them from Me.” “When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die’; and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. “Yet if you have warned the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself. “Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an obstacle before him, he shall die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. “However, if you have warned the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself. “
Now if I recall correctly,he skipped the first verse, however I counted it as important ♡ I understood; that if a man knows God’s standard for the righteous and witnesses one failing to meet it, that he has a responsibility to attempt to correct him in his error; whether he is willing to be corrected or not, whether he is ignorant of his error or not, and there are consequences for failing to meet your responsibility to that man, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡ However, there is a different standard that applies to the man who understands what God requires of the righteous and has been faithful if he chooses to turn back to willfully sin, God will visit the consequences of his choice on him, an obstacle as it were, who had once chosen the right way and lost sight of the consequences ♡ So it is the responsibility of those who have come to realize the standard God has set for the righteous, to keep one another on the path♡ I have yet to witness any religion that makes this clear, yet God’s Word has made it clear from the beginning ♡ Christ did not change the standard, He came to provide the teaching and example of how we are to. Fulfill it, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡ For those who may think that correcting the pious, very religious man is less difficult than it is I offer this: Ezekiel 3:4~11 Then He said to me,”Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My Words to them. “For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel, nor to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who Should listen to you; yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate. “Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces, and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. “Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.” Moreover, Son of man, take into your heart all My Words which I shall speak to you, and listen closely. “And go to the exiles, to sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or not, ‘Thus says the Lord God. ‘ ” For those who may think that being apart of any of the various religions of our present age, are different in any way from the ones Ezekiel was sent to instruct, I can say without the slightest doubt, you are operating under a delusion, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡ From that Sunday on I was devoted to gain my understanding of God’s standard of righteousness, commit to becoming subject to it and encouraging others to do the same ♡ In my case, it turned out to be a forty year quest, having to listen very closely, not slow just taking great care to avoid being distracted, so it goes♡ For those who promote that the standard has changed or the Way was too difficult, I submit this: Hebrews 10:26 (NASV) For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the Truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. While some may say “ignorance of the law is no excuse “, it is clear that with God, ignorance is the only excuse; while once the Light of Truth is made available once again to refuse the opportunity to receive it will leave those who are unwilling with no excuse, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡
I believe that is sufficient for all who wish to ponder what I am led to offer, so with that I will end Chapter 2♡♡♡ Have a truly blessed day and every day hereafter ♡ In Sincere Love, “Michael” of “Allen” Neel; called, prepared and chosen to serve, Pastor and Teacher ♡♡♡
My hope: is to provide Enlightenment for those who desire to know the truth; in regard to who and why I am, with full awareness that most likely in this present age few people will have enough curiosity to care, let alone to believe what I offer as the truth♡ I have long recognized that the number of people who believe, is of no significance; rather my responsibility is to provide the opportunity for believing so people have a choice ♡
I was taught at a young age a belief in God and learned to pray a child’s prayer; Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep and if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take♡ Then I asked God to bless the individuals, one by one, of my family, beginning with my mother and father ♡ There was never any doubt that my prayer would be heard and answered, because I possessed the faith of a child and I can honestly say that faith remains the foundation of all that I rest upon in spite of the contradictions and difficulties I’ve faced in the world of unbelievers; who lack the faith of a child♡ Either because they were never taught to have it or because the world in which they lived, deprived them of the strength to maintain it♡ As a result, I consider my faith to be a gift from God that in spite of the world, could not be destroyed♡ I have come to realize that the example of my father’s life and not being too poor to pay attention, sustained me in the difficulties of my youth, for which I remain thankful to God♡ At the age of seven years, I became aware that my faith was also in spite of organized religion, which I experienced in the name of Methodism, so I walked away from it’s influence♡ The issue was over how the “so called” privileged children were honored above the less fortunate on an Easter Sunday, I thank God that I noticed and was able to respond appropriately, at seven, my only option was to walk away from religion to pursue faith♡ From that point my father’s example and that of older adults whom I came to respect, became my guide, again I thank God that I was not too poor to pay attention♡
My faith gave me the confidence to question the illusion being presented by the world, as to how things are supposed to be and accepted as normal, which the more I experienced, the more unacceptable it became♡ I have come to realize the wisdom of knowing that my life is not the result of the tragedy of my experiences, but my having been given the ability to overcome through the help God has provided along my life’s path♡ I recognize that I have lived a blessed life since I was a child in spite of the difficulty, or more accurately put, because of the difficulty, for without it how could I have learned to overcome♡ I found that in this;
the scripture is proven to be true, ” All things are possible to those who love God and are called according to His purpose “
I will attempt to summarize my youth as follows: at some point I no longer felt the need to pray, as that base had been sufficiently covered, I didn’t want to be perceived as being bothersome to God, it was enough to be bothersome to my mother ♡ Apparently she found her middle son at times annoying, with all the “why” questioning, while I could not help myself and couldn’t understand why she got annoyed ♡ Upon reflection, I was the middle of seven, with two older sisters, one older brother, one younger sister and two younger brothers, perhaps it is enough to thank God for being allowed to live and the patience of my mother, severely tried♡ I learned the value of conscience when I fell into the temptation provided by the world’s standards of acceptable behavior that deviated from that of my parents♡ I had no reason to believe that I was sinning, that realization came much later, I assumed that God and I remained on the best of terms, so much for the unreliability of assumptions♡ My conscience and the watchful eye of my father, as well as others including God, saved me from drowning in the pit of dispare, literally♡ I regard conscience as a gift to be cherished and disregarded at one’s own expense as the consequences are what often can become overwhelming♡ As my faith was sufficient to maintain my confidence throughout my youth, it was destined to fail me, when faced with the responsibility of manhood♡
As I mentioned, my self confidence was beyond question, so I felt perfectly comfortable relying on my judgment having never been put to any real test♡ I had never been interested in dating, beyond brief relationships out side of friendship, which was the case till after my college experience and beyond♡ I thought I that I had fallen in love in the second and third grade years with the visiting cousin of a neighbor across the street, she was fun, beautiful and happy to have me for a companion ♡ Twice in high school and found that lust was a perfect way to destroy a friendship my second year in college; I found that lust wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, the hard way♡
Moving right along, Thanksgiving break of my twenty second year I met and fell in true love for the first time, I told my brother, I think I could marry her within two hours after we met♡ I saw her again over Christmas break and within four hours I asked her to marry me, appropriately she didn’t realize that I was serious♡ After two months, I had convinced her and she agreed to marry me in two years after she graduated college ♡ In my twenty third year; eight months after we met we married, the marital bliss lasted for seventeen and a half years and the marriage ended thirty five years after it began, when she divorced me♡ She had filed five years earlier, but I fought it in court up to the West Virginia Court of Appeals which refused to hear the case and I was forced to face the reality; a man who didn’t believe in divorce, was forced to experience it♡ You see, for most of the time God had given us together, we didn’t believe in divorce, the darkness of the times is powerful to change one’s mind and cause some to lose faith in one another♡ She held on longer because of the quality of her character, but she was not built for nor had she signed up for the Life I was called to live♡ While my love for her remains and I thank God for the time we had together, I understand why it ended and consider it the evidence of His mercy on us, enough said about that♡
Back to the path my life has taken for over forty years now, the trials I have faced to gain the understanding, of life’s difficulties we all must face in one form or another, the means of overcoming and the necessity of an enduring Faith♡ Before our marriage we decided that we wanted to find a church to belong to, which proved more difficult than we imagined. That caused me to seek an understanding of the why question, because wherever we went, we didn’t feel like we belonged and the denomination didn’t matter♡ So I started asking others what they believed and found that in spite of their religion, they too longed for something more substantial, more solid♡ So we looked for common ground, so to speak♡ What we found was the lack of faith capable of sustaining us at a time in our lives when we were recognizing the need for such a Faith♡ So we became Seekers and what we sought was the Truth♡ One day someone suggested that I go see a childhood friend who was being described as being “on fire for the Lord”; when I found him he was up on a high roof and I told him when he had a chance, that I needed to talk to him♡ To my surprise he came down immediately and when I explained what was going on with me, this is what he said: don’t worry the Lord is dealing with you and everything is going to be alright♡ I believed him and felt relieved instantly♡ I went home and told my wife and she cried, later she told me she felt that I was going to leave her behind and I assured her that it would never happen, thirty years later she decided that she had to leave me♡ So much for those who refuse to believe in women’s intuition although not always perfectly accurate♡ Soon after I was offered a job five hours away from where I had lived all my life and we resumed our search for where we belonged with no success♡ However by this time I had begun to study the Bible♡ I left out an important detail: one evening I pulled off to the side of the road I was on, to pray, this was shortly after I began Seeking; it was in my time of despiration☆ This is what I prayed, God show me what you want me to do and I will do it, and as soon as I finished, it was if a physical weight was lifted off my shoulders, believe it or not that’s your choice♡ I attribute it to the power of a sincere prayer of commitment♡ About a month after our move, my older brother who lived an hour and a half south of us, invited us to a church he and his wife had started to attend, so we went the next Sunday♡ I remember the couple who greeted us at the back when we went in made us feel welcome without any doubt, so we decided that this was where we belonged♡ I have no doubt that God led us to that church♡ We were faithful attendees, most every Wednesday night and Sunday for two meetings we made our way south♡ My desire for understanding compelled me and my wife supported me willingly♡ My job required me to be on the road during the day, so I often listened to Oliver Green and Charles Swindoll on the radio and read the New Testament (NASV, Charles Swindoll’s translation of choice) my wife had bought me when I stopped for lunch as much as possible♡ At night I often studied after supper and my wife never complained, she understood♡ For all my effort, my progress was slow, so one night at the table I had one of those light bulb moments, the Word seemed so familiar to me that I was reading with no new understanding♡ So I prayed: Alright Lord, I don’t understand anything, please show me the Way♡ From that moment on I began to get my understanding♡ By that time my wife and I had been baptized in a baptistry as they called it in the front of the church, full immersion according to their tradition, they were independent Baptist♡ I understood exactly what it meant, I was willing to let my old man die and be buried, so that I could be raised into the life God had intended for me all along, as a babe in understanding, prepared to learn, which has always been the Way that’s guaranteed to work♡ Soon afterward came the light bulb moment that I mentioned♡
As it turned out, the Preacher was very religious and pious in his own mind, with much to say by way of commentary derived from personal experience more than inspiration of the Word of God♡ He was also big on setting rules for us that can’t be found in what Jesus taught (commanded)♡ In spite of that, he pointed me to scripture that did inspire and touch my heart, the part of our mind purposed to receive the Truth, that I longed to receive♡ I never could comprehend what people meant when they would say things like in my heart I believe, this or that, then point to their chest where our blood pump resides, as if that’s what God means by believing in our heart, which when you stop to think wouldn’t make sense at all♡ Mankind seems to have always had difficulty understanding God and that difficulty is what we are here to overcome♡ For example: I was taught in Sunday school that Adam and Eve were the first of mankind, which I was willing to believe was true until about the age of twenty years when a difficulty presented itself and it was apparent that I was not the first to notice, however as far as I know, I’m the first in quite some time to overcome it, perhaps it has puzzled some for well over two thousand years without a solution being mentioned♡ Which led me to believe it may have been due to a misunderstanding having been promoted, imagine that if you can♡ Here is the difficulty: after Cain killed his younger brother Able he was banished to the land of Nod where he took a wife and begat children, right, that’s what the record shows, so where did his wife come from? I came up with the answer while reading Genesis under the Oak tree on my families farm♡ But before I explain the solution I have an important question that requires a truthful answer♡ Do you recall that it is written, ” Let God be true and every man a liar “, are we to believe that means that every man that ever lived is a liar, that would fail to be in harmony with God’s revealed Word, which is unacceptable. Rather whenever a controversy arises between men, over the meaning of God’s Word, look to the Word not men to solve the controversy, only the Word reveals Truth♡ Back to the solution: In the record of God’s Creation it says: “Then God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” And God Created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him. male and female He created them. And God blessed them; and God said to them, ” Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Then God said, “Behold I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing which has life. I have given every green plant for food “, and it was so. And God saw all that He had made, and behold it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. And by the seventh day day God completed His Work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made earth and heaven. (Genesis 1:26~2:4) Now any reasonable person would conclude, that this much was finished, however who in their right mind would conclude that all men are capable of being reasonable, let alone of a right mind, that would render deception and misunderstanding impossible, let us continue with that in mind♡ Moving right along to: Genesis 2:7~9, 15~18, …20~25 & 3:22~24 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being(soul). And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that was pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. And the Lord God Commanded the man, Saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you Shall Not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you Shall Surely Die.” Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I Will make him a Helper suitable for him.”
And the man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but Adam there Was Not Found a Helper suitable for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fail upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh at that place. And the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” For this cause a man Shall leave his father and mother, and Shall cleave to his wife; and they Shall become One Flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also from the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever “____ therefore the Lord God sent him Out from the Garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. So He drove the man Out; and at the East of the Garden of Eden He Stationed the Cherubim, and the Flaming Sword which turned every direction, to Guard the Way to the Tree of Life.
So it was on the sixth day God created mankind, male and female, according to His purpose. And afterwards He formed a man out of dust for a special purpose, to care for the Garden of Eden and remain innocent so as to enjoy eternal life, communing with God; all that was required of him was to obey God’s Command, in failing he lost his innocence and could no longer walk with God when Cain was banished from the presence of his father and mother, he came to marry a female from the sixth day Creation, and so it is written♡
Though this is true, few have believed, and so it continues to this very day among those who remain unenlightened♡ I thank God for His promise: those who seek shall find, and the Truth is what I desired♡
6/2/21 @ 13:55 There was a line from a movie that came to mind; “Herein lies the rub”, in order to express a thought that came to me ♡ “The world leads people to believe, this or that, while God has always Spoken Truth through His Word and invited those who are willing to Believe “♡ “Michael” of “Allen” Neel 6/2/21 @ 14:04
The world’s religions offer endless variety for one’s path in life; how one must live in order gain acceptance by their peculiar group, mostly vaguely defined and difficult to observe; consider this as the broad approach, the broad way, if you will.
The Almighty God, Who declares Himself to be above all other gods, both real or the product of man’s imagination; chose to reveal Himself first by inspired Word and later by Living example; in order to provide mankind with a clear and stable choice in all matters pertaining to Life, for all who are willing to Believe.
While religion offers up the notion that God, as they have been taught to believe, is capable, because of His infinite capacity to love; loves all of His Creation inspite of mankinds failures to conform to His image. Which to be clear; indicates being godly people. While religion has made this a popularly accepted notion, there is no basis for this belief among those who place their Faith in Christ alone, the Word of God made flesh. While it is true that God’s capacity is unlimited; His Word makes clear that He is not inclined to tolerate indefinitely the ungodly.
This led to another popular idea in today’s culture, that of, we should accept and love one another the way we are, so we can express our individuality. This is the result of any generation where most people reject with utter hatred most any form of correction. If this doesn’t ring true,. please inform me of your location so I can join you; for though I have diligently searched, I was want to find it anywhere but in the Kingdom of Heaven on earth in which I reside and I don’t recall meeting you in person. Yet, I live in hope to meet everyone who desires to enter the Kingdom; where we Gather as Kindred Spirits.
Moving right along: it is Written and shall be: “Train a child up in the Way it should go and when it old, it will not depart from it”; the Way is the Key♡
So I searched the Word of God to find where it is written and did not find this Truth; perplexed I was a bit dismayed, then it came to me; it’s Source is expressed from the beginning ♡
While it remains hidden from the unbelieving world with all it’s forms of religion that deny the Power of Faith; it is plainly revealed to those whom God has given ears that hear and eyes that see; which is the first gift on the path to Righteousness and without them mankind cannot hear or see God ♡♡♡ This is a mystery revealed in Christ and a mystery revealed is no longer a mystery to those enlightened by the Truth ♡♡♡
Religion is the path to darkness; that mankind creates while believing they can figure out life on their own; you understand forming their own opinions; apart from respecting the Word of their Creator; just sayin’ because it’s true. Adults who feed a child’s spirit on their own opinions; have no right to complain if they walk in the darkness they have created for them; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡
All this being said: I’ll devote some time to sharing some of what I have found worthy to build my Faith upon, but first a concept that I happened upon♡ 4/18/21@09:18, “Fear Porn”; is a term that I heard for the first time moments ago; I find it relevant to the time in which we find ourselves moreso perhaps than in time past.
It’s usage is appropriate in light of the role media plays with the masses of society and the almost constant exposure to It’s many modern forms.
While media exposure began with the written form of so called “news papers”; because of it’s usefulness to influence the thoughts of their audience; those who wish to profit from the power of influence; became interested in developing new and more powerful tools. I think, first came the radio, then the television, the mobile transformed quickly into a combination of the smart phone and computer age; which embraces all previous forms of communication.
A question is worthy to be asked, to what effect is the technology being used and is it primarily for the good or ill of society and it’s individual members?
For those inclined to ponder such questions; it becomes apparent that society at every level is breaking down at a phenomenal pace and media is playing the role…4/18/21@13:36…of it’s most effective engine. While Wisdom directs the wise; not to yield to fear or worry,…see 5/17/21@!4:07…the world of media constantly promotes the message of terror and unrest in a way that leads the unenlightened to be in a constant state of dread.
However, for the willing God provided the means to be free of worry and fear through His Christ, the Chosen One, His Word that came in the flesh as the Way, the Truth and the Life; for all who believe and receive Faith in Him as our example. Beloved endeavor not to be found too poor to pay attention, I truly wish to be an encouragement ♡
O(John 14:1-31 NASV) Let not your heart be troubled, believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go out to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the Way where I am going. Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the Way? Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him. Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us. Jesus said to him, have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father, how do you say show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? 5/19/21@17:23 The Words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His Works. Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; otherwise believe on account of the Works themselves. Truly, Truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the Works that I do shall he do also, and greater Works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. And whatsoever you ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be Glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My Name, I will do it. If you Love Me, you Will keep My Commandments. And I will ask the Father and He Will give you another Helper, that He may be with you Forever, that is The Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not Behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and Will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I Will come to you. After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you Will Behold Me; because I Live, you Shall Live also. He who has My Commandments and keeps them, he it is who Loves Me; and he who Loves Me Shall Be Loved by My Father and I Will Love him and Will disclose Myself to him. Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, Lord what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world? 5/19/21@18:29 Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone Loves Me, he Will Keep My Word; and My Father Will Love him, and We Will come to him, and make Our Abode with him. He who does not Love Me does not Keep My Words; and the Word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s Who Sent Me. These things I have Spoken to you, while Abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father Will Send in My Name, He Will teach you All Things, and bring to your Remembrance All that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My Peace I Give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let Not your heart be Troubled, nor let it be Fearful. You heard that I said to you, I go away, and I Will come to you. If you Loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is Greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass, you may believe. I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me; but that the world may know that I Love the Father, and as the Father gave Me Commandment, even so I Do. Arise, let us go from here. [entered 5/24/21@10:44]
Beloved , if you hear, receive and apply the Word; then you know the Power the Word of Faith embues us with to be used appropriately in serving others who are willing, we must be prepared to use it or loose it. If you are not prepared to walk on water, then it is time to get prepared, for the times ahead Demand that level of maturity♡ If one finds that they lack the Power available, then there is only one available remedy, the Word of Faith that I am chosen to Teach, all who come to me, I will serve, I will not reject any according to the Example I have chosen to Follow ♡
If any have questions, it is time to ask them, and I will answer with the Truth; as the Spirit gives me the ability to serve.
Let all who are given ears to hear, heed the call for the Gathering of Kindred Spirits, we have our work cut out for us, let us help one another to ensure that we are prepared ♡
I am “Michael”; called, prepared and chosen to serve my God, through His Christ along with all who believe with Faith that admits no doubt♡
May you have a truly blessed day and every day hereafter, in Sincere Love, Michael ♡♡♡
While the confusion of the world can make anyone crazy; only the Truth can set and keep you free from the chaos of a world gone madd, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡
I am compelled to share the only defense available to mankind against insanity; it’s described as the Word of Life or the Way, the Truth and the Life ♡ Also in the parable, the Pearl of Great Price♡ You understand, as the Pearldropper, I’m compelled ♡♡♡
Noah Webster produced a work, called ” Noah Webster’s First Edition Of An American Dictionary Of The English Language ” in the year 1828♡ In my copy, a page is dedicated to the quote, “Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is; There Is Liberty. ” (2nd Corinthians 3:17)♡ On the next page is found; “If The Foundations Be Destroyed, What Can The Righteous Do?” (Psalm XI:3)♡ Now, Noah was a bit of a wise man and understood that when words loose accurate meaning, understanding is lost along with the capacity for right thinking ♡ So, he made considerable effort to restore the foundation for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness ♡ Again, I am compelled to point out, that by the year 1828; Truth had been obscured to a great extent by opinion and Noah was not unaffected, just sayin’ because it’s true♡ Later, Will Rodgers, also a bit of a wise man, pointed out with words to this effect; it’s not what you know that’s a problem, it’s what you know that ain’t so♡ For those who wish to avoid being foolish, one must seek wisdom where it can be found, just sayin’ because it’s true ♡
Wisdom springs forth from the well of Truth; it’s Source is God the Father, through Christ and those who have come to Faith by believing Him; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡ Those who have been blessed to be a bit wise; have always become wiser as a result of the care they have taken in what they choose to believe; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡
I have with carefulness laid a foundation with a hope that the point I wish to make will be clear and therefore support Enlightenment and dispell the darkness of confusion by degree ♡ I have come to the realization that religion is what mankind clings to when they lack Faith and the more organized the effort, the worse the effects of religion become, believe it or not; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡ Faith satisfies a man’s true need; while religion promises that which it lacks the ability to deliver; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡ For those who wish to know the Truth and be satisfied with it’s blessings♡♡♡
Now I am compelled to come to the point I wish to make as God has given me the ability ♡ In a world where the masses identify themselves by their peculiar religious identity; I am a _______, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic, Morman, Jew, Budist, Hindu, Islamist, ect. and ect.; while this is their right, as mankind has from the beginning been afforded that right ♡
So religion by design divides people into their peculiar groups; provides justification to oppose one another to the degree that their choosing allows for, giving way to wars, persecutions and all manner of hateful, evil existence without hope of being free from it, apart from death♡ However, as I have come to realize; existence is a state of mind; reserved for those lacking an understanding of what it is to live, to have the life that we were created to enjoy before opinion got in the way of Truth; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡ So, opinion destroys the foundation that produces the darkness; which causes those who wish to be righteous to struggle to be satisfied and deprives the wicked of life and subject to mere existence; where pray tell is a solution to be found? Perhaps Noah should be considered helpful, let us proceed ♡♡♡
Since it is assumed by many people that I identify myself as being a Christian, perhaps Noah can shed some light on what it means: Christian, n. 1. a believer in the religion of Christ 2. a professor of the belief in the religion of Christ. 3. a real disciple of Christ; one who believes in the Truth of the Christian religion, and studies to follow the example, and obey the precepts of Christ, a believer in Christ who is characterized by real piety. 4. in a general sense, the word christians includes all who are born in a christian country or of christian parents (there is no justification for example #4, in God’sWord or reality, “Michael” of “Allen’ Neel)
Christian a. [see also noun] 1. Pertaining to Christ, taught by Him, or received from Him; as the christian religion; christian doctrines. 2. professing the religion of Christ; relating to Christ, or His doctrines; precepts and example; or Christian profession and practice.
Christianity n. [see Christian, from Christ] 1. the religion of christians; or the system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ, and recorded by the Evangelist and Apostles.
Now I am compelled to state as Truth that Noah Webster was steeped in the controversy created by religion in the name of Christ; which caused him to inappropriately substitute religion where faith would be correct. This is not intended to find fault with Noah’s important work; rather he was diligent to do his best in a time of darkness; which only now, in this our time, have we begun to see the Light of Truth as our guide to Enlightenment. Christ did not come to establish religion; rather an enduring Faith in the hearts of all who choose to believe and trust in every Word that proceeded out of His mouth and those called, prepared and chosen to continue in His example; just sayin’ because it’s true ♡♡♡
Since I wittness to the Importance of Noah’s work; intended as a blessing and not a curse; since we’re on the subject what else should we give him time to offer us: Friend n. 1. one who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection which lead him to desire his company and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity; opposed to foe or enemy. as examples; (Proverbs 17:17) “A friend lovethat all times ” (Proverbs 18:24 ref. 17:17) “There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother “. (Luke12:4) “And I say to you My friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do”. (John15:13) “Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you “. (John15:15) “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what His Lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you”.
Religion is only found to be used in the New Testament six times and never used in Light of what Christ calls us to be partakers or identify with; rather Christ called out followers of religion to a Life of Faith in the revealed Word of God in order to be the transforming agent to bring the willing back into Harmony with God’s Will, becoming righteous by following the example illuminated by Christ’s conduct in word and deed. While the religious followers of their various forms of religion; were and continue to be the persecutors and accusers of the righteous. Therefore, it is by observing a persons conduct; you are made aware of what they believe. (Matthew7:20) “Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them”. (James1:16-27 ASV) Be not deceived, my beloved brethern. Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with Whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. Of His own Will He brought us forth by the Word of Truth, that we should be a kind of Firstfruits of the Creatures. Ye know this, my beloved brethren, but let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not the Righteousness of God. Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves. For if any one is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his Natural Face in a mirror for he beholdeth himself , and goeth away and straightway forgeteth what manner of man he was. But he that looketh into the Perfect Law, the Law of Liberty, and so Continueth, being not a hearer that forgeteth but a doer that worketh, this man Shall Be Blessed in his doing. If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is This, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself Unspotted from the world. (Matthew 7:21) “Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, Shall Enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that Doeth the Will of My Father Who Is In Heaven.
I am just “Michael” the called, prepared and chosen to serve, Pastor and Teacher; I follow the example of the Good Shepherd, I am not a hireling♡ Because my God called; not man, I serve His Christ, The Word of God Almighty and all willing to believe; both now and till the time of the gentiles is fulfilled; that is my reasonable service♡
May you have a truly blessed day and every day hereafter ♡ In Sincere Love, Michael
5/15/2021 @ 13:51
For those who seek truth in a world possessed by opinion, I write♡♡♡
10/17/20 God judges the motivations behind our words and actions ♡
Why does God allow evil and suffering in the world, yet claim to be a loving God?
4/27/21@08:16 The first statement is simple Truth ♡ The question deserves a truthful answer. My God does not impose His will on mankind, simply provides the means to enlighten man of his choices and the knowledge that with choices come consequences. The blessed of mankind have chosen the path of doing God’s revealed will for the good that it produces. Because they chose to seek it out by their choice♡ The cursed of mankind choose to reject the revealed will of God and follow the path provided by the world which opposes God, rebels against the good, against God, and does evil while claiming often that they act for a perceived good. While they seek the path that offers them a false benefit at the expense of other people. In doing so, they have chosen a path to their own destruction, existing in an illusion of life.
God does not allow evil and suffering in the world, mankind by their choices allow it ♡
While God offers the Way for those who seek it, to escape the evil and suffering created by a world in rebelion against the good made available by the loving and only True God ♡ Only those enlightened by God’s Word, the Christ of God, Jesus and those who subject themselves to Him as their Lord, know this to be True and therefore willingly put their Trust, their Faith in Him♡
God does not cause the Righteous to suffer, it is the price we willingly pay for the purpose we are called to fulfill ♡
While the world inflicts unjust suffering on the Righteous, God offers protection of the Life of the just and the means to escape the worlds influence, the spirit that produces the evil that plagues the majority of mankind. My words are True, they are a blessing only to those who believe them and a threat to those who rely on the lie promoted by the opinions of a world that seeks to profit by means of deception. Any gains that they appear to enjoy are false and temporary. In Truth; they come at a cost only the deceived are willing to pay, both now and more so in the days that follow. The deceived, by their very nature are unaware of the source of their difficulties and the Way provided, available, to escape them, being bound by the very chains of deception. Their only hope lies in being awakened to the Reality that only Truth can Reveal♡ It’s time for the Willing to Awaken from their Slumber, ìmposed upon them, but willingly accepted through the choices made in the darkness provided by the world’s system.
Only those who Awaken and Seek the Light of Truth can escape the death the world offers, so called existence, and begin again to walk in the Light of Life, that God offers All who Come to Him♡
I do not claim the words I offer, though True, are my own; for God is the Source of All Truth and freely given by inspiration to those given eyes to see and ears to hear, those whose desire is to be His children, we will not be disappointed ❤
I am just “Michael”, called, prepared and chosen to Serve, the Way, the Truth and the Life: The Lord♡♡♡
Have a truly blessed day and every day hereafter ♡♡♡
May you have a Blessed Day and every day hereafter ♡♡♡
I Thought This Worthy Of Taking The Time To Share; With Those Who Take The Time To Listen, Have A Truly Blessed Day And Every Day Hereafter ♡♡♡
It Is About Time For Me To Take Up Pen And Paper, So To Speak, And Share More Of What I’ve Been Given With Those Inclined To Receive ♡♡♡
In Sincere Love, Michael ♡♡♡
Faith v religion
This is the video which caused me to post my comment ♡♡♡