Divulging, Disseminating, and Declaring

Daily Post:  Revelation


Those of you reading today who know me well, may think I will shamelessly use this article to promote my recently published commentary/bible study on the Book of Revelation.  Perhaps I will, but that will come later in the article, if at all.  Subtle huh?

Revelation as a concept is about information (true or false) coming to light in various forms, which was not previously known.  It is in fact what the whole James Comey testimony is all about… everyone wants to hear about the secret conversations and dialogue between the former FBI director and President Trump.  Regardless of your particular stance on the substantive issues, there has been no “smoking gun” revelation. In fact, on the face of it, at least as I evaluate what’s been said, Comey has all but come out and said “the President did nothing illegal.”  Yet it still appears to me that the entire process was, and continues to be, driven by the agenda to discredit Donald Trump as our President.  Rumor mills and rumor mongering are bad enough, but when journalists become nothing more than mouth pieces for the political elite on both sides of the aisle, spewing and spuriously spreading fake news, or worse treasonous ideas, somethings gotta give!

Divulging information which is not intended to be revealed, such as classified data of any kind, is at the very least suspicious, because one has to ask “why was this shared?”  James Comey has admitted to leaking his memos to his friend, and doing so with the full knowledge that he, Comey, could then not prevent them from being revealed publicly.  Is this act alone not a crime?  Politics are the bane of my existence and why I choose to listen as little as possible to self-proclaimed pundits and their ego-based opinions about what is or is not true in Washington these days.  Who will save us from this odious quagmire?  Clearly we can’t save ourselves.

But isn’t that what the Bible reveals to mankind in the first place?  If Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and those first generations of humanity had been capable of saving themselves from self-destruction, I’m quite sure they would have.  But the first couple was banished from the Garden, and one of the first brothers killed the other, all out of an ego-centric mindset that they were above God’s rules.  Things haven’t gotten any better since.  In fact, one might say we are far, far removed from what God intended for mankind to be.  God has revealed in Scripture just how far He is willing to go to help mankind live as He designed us to live.  First God chose a man, Noah, to preserve the various species of creation when God judged the evil men in the world through a flood.  Then God chose a man, Abraham, to establish a nation of people who would be God’s people declaring God’s glory and blessing to the world.  When that failed, because the people failed, God sent His own Son, Jesus, to reveal the full plan of God’s great love for mankind.

God has divulged, disseminated, and declared His love for all mankind, yet men and women alike continue to deny His existence.  Our world is so filled with hate, contempt, and evil, it could be said that God doesn’t recognize the place anymore.  Those who continue in their faithful following of God’s revelation, and who do so with great resolve, are finding it increasingly difficult to exist on this hostile planet.  Who will save us from this morass of self-deluded evil?

God’s revelation is clear.

Genesis 6:3
Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” 

Matthew 24:37
For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.  For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Revelation 1:1-3
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.

From the very beginning until the very end, God’s marvelous grace has been divulged, disseminated, and declared to mankind.  The only thing which will save us from the horrible mess we’ve created, is the coming of Jesus Christ the King.  Until then, we will witness continued repetition of the colossal errors committed to, and fed by, the human hunger for power, prestige, and position.  One day, ALL will bow before the King of the universe, this I declare to you from the authority of Scripture.

Romans 14:11

Philippians 2:9-11
For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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Polish or polish?

Daily Post: Polish

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The word of the day in the Daily Post is always a challenge.   Today’s word “Polish,” immediately sent me off on a question rather than an answer.    Was I to write about Poland and what it means to be Polish?  Since I’m not Polish this would be a serious obstacle indeed.  Was I to write about “polish” as in: to shine, wax, or buff something in a rubbing motion?  The question mark in my head resembled the picture above.  That got me thinking how the point of this exercise is always about interpretive view points.  Every other blogger who goes to the Daily Post site, to get the word of the day, must interpret that word within the context of their own life experiences, creative juices, and just go where it leads them.  Me included.

So, I’ll write about communication. The ambiguity of “polish” is a perfect example of how sometimes a single word is the difference between successful meaningful connection, or a total disconnect bordering on destruction.  It all depends on how one sees or hears the word.

Hate is an ugly word.  The passionate loathing of an individual, such as the sitting President of the USA, causes a total disconnection between sane thinking and acceptable behavior in those who are constantly trying to belittle, denigrate, or impeach him in the eyes of the general populace.  But this is an age-old problem, there’s nothing new under the sun.  Joseph’s brothers, out of their intense hatred for him, sold him as a slave to an Egyptian, who carted him off in shackles to serve in another land.  Samson was so despised his enemies used another old-time favorite, entrapment by a beautiful woman, to solve the riddle of his strength and defeat him.  Jesus was an abomination to the leaders of Israel in the first century, and it drove them mad and hostile, until finally they plotted His death.

Most people don’t realize that hate can also be HOLY.  The Bible explicitly defines how much God hates sin.  However, because God is Holy, then His hatred is holy hated.  When men and women in this world justifying their own actions, ignore how God sees their actions, and deny their need for forgiveness, God hates their rebellion.  Careful now, I did not say God hates these people.  The difference between unholy and holy hatred, is grace.

God sees people as worth being redeemed.  People see people they hate as beyond redemption.  God sees the actions and attitudes of people as unacceptable, but the people as the very ones He sent His son to die for.  People see hair, hear speech patterns, or observe “tweets” and deem them beyond distasteful, and the person they hate as not worthy of sharing their same air-space.  Hate is a two-edged sword.  More often than not, unless wielded by the Holy God of Creation, it results in damaged relationships at best, or bloodshed and death at its worst.

Let’s not just put another coat of “polish” on how wrong things are in our world today.  Let’s not just dress it up and ubiquitously say “it’s all good,”  because it isn’t.  Some people just need to take a deep breath, calm down, and try listening instead of talking for a change.  More folks out there than I care to think about, need to get their anger and hatred in check before for this gets out of control.

Proverbs 6:16-19
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

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via Yellow


I’ve never been a big fan of yellow, but I’m not sure why.  Maybe it stems from growing up in west Texas, maybe it comes from watching too many “westerns” as a kid.  The bad guy calls out the good guys by calling them a “yellow-belly lily-livered” coward.  I never liked being called a coward.  It seems back then name-calling was an art form. Today, it’s just ugly to the bone.

Rosie O’Donnell, Amy Schumer, Miley Cyrus and George Clooney are part of a group of celebrities calling for a total Hollywood strike “until Trump resigns.”  Debra Messing, Ed Asner, and Michael Shannon are among the dozens of artists, entertainers, and activists who have attached their names to an effort calling for a month-long protest to stop President-elect Donald Trump.  According to one article these celebrities state, “We’re calling for a general strike that would include every single person involved in making motion pictures in Hollywood, starting with the actors and celebrities themselves and encompassing companies in charge of making props, movie memorabilia and even souvenir shops,” a spokesperson for the Refuse Racism group told The New York Times. “It’s about time people understood that we’re the ones with the power and that the president is there to serve us, not the other way around.”

My question is: who cares?  I suggest everyone go out and buy a good book, maybe two or three.  Don’t spend your money at the movies, supporting those small-minded people who can’t think beyond what’s written in a script for them to say in front of a camera.  Read the classics, read fiction, read spiritual material, read the latest science fiction, it doesn’t matter the genre, just read.  I think if true Americans who are tired of the moaning and complaining regarding the election would act in this way, Hollywood would feel it instantly.  Just stop going to the movies.  At least until there is meaningful dialogue again among the celebrity populace.  I personally want to call them “yellow-bellies.” They are acting cowardly, by refusing to do their part, which would be to use their influence to bring unity to our country instead of breeding hate and division.

It’s time the “deplorable’s” stood united and faced off with the Hollywood elitists.  In 1967 singer/songwriter Donovan released “Mellow Yellow.” Google the lyrics and you’ll discover they make about as much sense as someone throwing a temper tantrum because their corrupt political candidate didn’t win.  I’m not asking you to act like them, I’m asking you to take a stand and quit supporting them with your hard-earned dollars.  Be yellow like the sun, shining into the darkness, and use your brain to make a difference.  I’m not a fan of yellow, but I am a fan of the Sun.

Inauguration Day 2017


Today my heart was filled with Joy to hear a unique man, at a unique time in our history, actually say the government belongs to the people of the United States.  I was encouraged by those chosen to read and pray, as each in their own way steered our thoughts back to the Creator, and in honor of His wisdom, prayed for His guidance for our New President, and our country.  I desire to encourage those who out of fear or anger would lash out in protest. The words of this President are either true or not.  The only way to know is observe what comes next.  Either congress will work with him to achieve great things for our country, or they won’t.  Either he will demonstrate sound and wise leadership, or he won’t.  But as our elected President, it isn’t within my power or the Trump haters to effect change regarding who is our leader.  He is.  That’s it. The picture above represents greatness.  The greatness of our county, our constitution, and our ability to be what Trump said he wants:  a shining light to all other nations.  May God bless the United States of America.