“That ‘Fantasy’ Thinking – 101”…Blog.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring every work into judgment; with every ‘secret’ thing; whether it is good; or whether evil.
*** (John 12:48) He who rejects Me [Jesus] and does ‘not’ receive My Words; has one who judges him; the Word [of God] that I have spoken; the same shall judge him in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] have not spoken of Myself; but the Father [God]; Who sent Me [Jesus] gave Me a command; what I should say; and what I should speak.
(John 12:50) And I [Jesus] know that His [God’s] command is life everlasting. Therefore whatever I [Jesus] speak; even as the Father said to Me; so I speak.
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do justice; and to love mercy; and to walk humbly ‘with’ your God?
“Fantasy or Reality”…? Those are your ‘daily’ choices! When we are young; we have that fantasy that we are “Invincible!” When we mature… that invincibility often fades into: the reality of life. That new vehicle or that new house Fantasy… is soon overtaken by the reality of those ‘Monthly Payments!’ Did ‘You’ notice that I did not say, ‘Home?’ The ‘Fantasy’ of the House Sales Market… is to sell you a Home! A home is made up of; ‘some People & a House.’ You cannot sell People… so you cannot sell a Home. That type of “Deceptive Fantasy” is used in all sales markets. That… “Anti–Aging Cream”… cannot stop the ‘Hands of Time!’ They sell ‘You’ “Fantasy & Deception” which equals = “Vanity!” “Say it isn’t So”…? Will that make up… “Really” make ‘You’… “Younger?” …LOL!
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities, says the preacher; vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
*** (Galatians 6:3) For if anyone thinks himself to be something; when he is nothing; he deceives himself.
*** (Job 9:20) If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though I am perfect; He [God] shall declare me perverse.
*** (John 19:10-11) So Pilate said to Him [Jesus], “Aren't you going to speak to me? You realize, don't You; that I have the authority to release you and the authority to crucify you?”
(John 19:11) Jesus answered him, “You have [absolutely] no authority over Me at all; except what was given to you from above [God]. That's why the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
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Where I live in Florida… I am only about a two hour drive to ‘Universal Studios’ and ‘Disney World’. Orlando Florida, has a plethora of vacation Fantasies. Also there are the many beaches where tourists come to vacation. Yes, even from Europe they come to get “Sun Burnt” and carry back ‘Stories & Pictures’ of their ‘Fantasy’. Cruise Ships are another Fantasy. And ‘Yes’… TV, Videos and X-Box… are only some of the “Fantasies” we use to… “Escape the Reality of Life!” Because world economies are failing and the debt in those countries are inflating… “Life cannot go on as it has been in the Past!” Yesterday I was speaking with a friend. She and her husband had finalized their divorce after 5+years of separation. I asked her, “How old are ‘You’ now?” She replied, ‘50’. Then I asked, “How much do you owe on your house?” She replied, “Well I just ‘Re–financed it’; $70,000!” How could a bank… ‘Loan Monies’… on a property that could not be “Paid Off” before she turns 65…? This type of ‘Fantasy’ is replete throughout much of “American Financial Practices”…! The ‘Failed Financial Policies’ of… “Fanny Mae & Freddie Mack”… the government housing subsidies… are only the ‘Tip’ of the Ice Berg that; “Sank the Titanic America!”
*** (Proverbs 22:7) The rich rules over the poor; and the borrower is ‘Slave’ to the lender.
*** (1Corinthains 14:40) Let all things be done decently; and in order.
*** (1Timothy 5:24) Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment. And some they also follow after.
*** (Galatians 6:7) Do not be deceived; God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows; that he also will reap.
In California, because of… the threat of Earthquakes; the citizens are recommended to have an “Earthquake Survival Packs” available for their families at home. Some even carry them in their vehicles. Others just think it will; “Never happen to Them!” Here in Florida, we have Hurricanes’… but; we always have an ‘advance notice’ of a couple of days. Each winter, some in the north; are overtaken by a massive unexpected snowfall; and some freeze to ‘death’ during a power failure. Do you ‘pre–plan’ for the unexpected tragedies of life…? When you take a road trip… surely you take an account of ‘where’ you are going… and ‘what’ it will cost. Shouldn’t you do so for this also for the… “Trip of Life that leads to Eternity”…?
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to DIE; but [immediately] after this the judgment,
*** (Ecclesiastes 3:2) a time to be born; and a time to DIE; a time to plant; and a time to pull up what is planted;
*** (Luke 14:28-29-30) For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it;
(Luke 14:29) lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him,
(Luke 14:30) saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.
*** (Job 2:7-to-10) And Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah and struck Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.
(Job 2:8) And he took a broken piece of pottery to scrape himself with. And he sat down among the ashes.
(Job 2:9) And his wife said to him, Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!
(Job 2:10) But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
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In the United States of America… there is a similar problem. We live in a “Fantasy Thinking FOG”… that has blinded the ‘Hearts & Minds’ of Most; yes even Christians! The current president had “Promised Change!”… but “Change to What?” The movement to ‘Replace the President’… with someone else; seems to be on the move! But is that what will… turn around America… from its “Massive Strangling Debt”; that is surely strangling our way of life…? May I suggest that is… “Our NATIONAL SIN/SINS”… that has caused the “Former Blessings of God” upon our nation; to “Evaporate”…? Our money says, “In God we Trust”… but the practice of its peoples is… “In the Buck [Money] we Trust!” And as our American monitory system continues “To Fail”… so does the ‘Hope’ of any substantial recovery. We become more like “Socialist Europe”; each & every day…! Our nation learned “Nothing”… from the “9-11” terrorist attack on NYC…! Those overflowing Churches were soon abandoned… by the “Fearful Curious!”
The National Debt Clock…!
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation; but sin is a shame to any people.
*** (Numbers 32:23) But if you will not do so, behold; you have sinned against the LORD Jehovah. And be sure your sin will find you out.
*** (Isa 58:1) Cry aloud, do not spare, lift up your voice like a ram's horn; and show My people their rebellion; and the house of Jacob their sins.
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you shall speak My Words to them; whether they will hear or whether they will forbear: for they are rebellious.
*** (Jeremiah 1:8) Be ‘not’ afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you; says the LORD Jehovah.
When “YOU” Keep Silent… about “Abortion”… “YOU”… then become ‘Like Judas!’
“Are ‘You’ like Judas? – 101”…Blog.
America spends ‘OVER’… “Four Trillion Dollars” each year on “Illegal Drugs”; including ‘Marijuana!’ More than ‘Half’ of the couples are; “Divorced & Remarried”… causing generations of Children; without a God’s perspective on the; “Permanency of a ‘Biblical Marriage’ Commitment!” Our national “Abortion Clinics”… have “Murdered Over”… “55,000,000 – Innocent Babies in their ‘American mother’s wombs…! And so called… “Christians are Silent”…! But that small number; who boldly speak out…. are soon “De-Friended”… by those ‘other’ so called… “Christians!” Christians are in ‘Debt’… as much or more in debt… than those who are “Not Truly Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God”…! As in the times of OT Israel… “God’s Real Children”… speak out for Him and His Holy Word… and are “Condemned by the Others!”
*** (Rom 11:2) God did not thrust out His people; whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture said in Elijah; how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,
(Rom 11:3) “Lord, they killed Your prophets and dug down Your altars; and I am left alone; and they seek my life."
(Rom 11:4) But what does the Divine [God] answer say to him? “I [God] have reserved to Myself: seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
(Rom 11:5) Even so then, also in this present time a remnant according to the election of grace; has come into being.
*** (Matthew 24:10-11-12) Then ‘Many’ people will: fall by the way; and will ‘Betray’ one another; and ‘Hate’ one another.
(Matt 24:11) Many ‘false’ prophets will appear; and ‘deceive’ many people,
(Matt 24:12) and because lawlessness will increase; the Love [Agape] of ‘many’ people will grow cold.
*** (Galatians 4:16) So have I now; become your enemy; for telling you the Truth?
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Where do ‘You’… Go from Here….? Is Christ Jesus really ‘First’… in Your Life…? Do You open His Holy Word… and meet with Him = Before You turn on your Computer, Phone or TV…? “If Not… Why Not”…?
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day; HE [Jesus] went out; and departed into a solitary place; and there prayed.
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD ‘revealed’ Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!