"Let Go and Let God"

In John 6:40 Jesus declared, "For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." Overcome your fears and let God through the Holy Spirit mold you and rule your life. Be happy as you trust in Jesus, follow his teachings and God will bless your life abundantly. And in 1 Corinthians 5:16-17, the Holy Spirit in Saint Paul tells us, “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

In John 8:12, Jesus spoke again to the people saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." Make a difference in this world by helping others know Jesus in you and see the light ... Let your light shine brightly now!

And in Matthew 6:33, Jesus said, " Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." Live with true peace, see and feel the blessings and fulfillment that come upon your life when you do what is good for others as compared when you judge and cause pain in others which can bring so much stress, conflict and even illness in your life."

To Our Youth and The Weary, "Hope and Trust in God and Be Generous"

Herewith is a related inspirational message from the letter of St. Paul to the young Timothy (1Timothy 6:17-19), which states, “Command those who are rich in the present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

Monday, August 15, 2011

Redeeming USA and the World from Debt and Chaos, With Music Video 'You are Mine'

'Debt Crisis Hits Heart of Eurozone, ECB extends Lifeline' via Yahoo News 

USA, the "Number One Economy in the World" has been humbled by its Debt Crisis with a whopping $14.3 Trillion and more in unsettled international loan obligations.

Everybody knows whatever happens to America, with its great power and influence, a big part of the world follows.

And now, we see many of big guns in the European Union also showing signs of weakness in the stock market as in above link.

A video presentation from a well known economist and financial analyst has predicted the downfall of America as early as 2008, when it bailed out many a big name in the American business industry and worldwide.

And another one suggested three investment solutions out of the Debt Ceiling Debacle through our link on Money Morning.

But what could be the best solution?

It seems no ordinary man can save America from its woes, and this time, do you think a miracle from God will save America, or the world?

Not even Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Wolverine or much less Lady Gaga or Justin Beiber or even Captain America can solve the problem, lol?

The Need for God and Love in this World

Is it not true that the America we once knew has put emphasis to God's role in helping shape this nation since the time it gained its independence from England on July 4, 1776?  That was the time when the first President of the United States in General George Washington was head of government.

And up until the US constitution was amended by secularists who were convinced that America should be a secular state instead or a godless state on November 2004, when second term President George W. Bush was elected in November 2, 2004, did we see the word 'God' removed in the US Constitution and on the Preamble, as an effect of approved amendments.

During the term of the greatly loved, God fearing US President Ronald Reagan, we saw him turn the US economy around in mid 1980's despite gargantuan challenges in his term.

After his term, however, many of its people have sadly and slowly slipped from ever thinking about God or to even thank God for the many blessings that the Almighty has granted this nation blessed with great talents, and rich in God's love and favor, and for a great many years some looked up to the US as the new Israel with many migrating to this 'land flowing with milk and honey.'

Indeed in 2004, we have seen that in the American preamble, there is no mention of God in it anymore?

While I see America embracing all kinds of culture and diversities in its existence as a freedom loving nation, this is all good as it is in God's words to love one another and to exercise our own 'free will' in this life, within the given limits and bounds of the laws of the land in the attainment of due peace and order as we are bound by the laws of man through its duly formed and approved constitution and legal principles of rights and justice.

But don't you think too much freedom can really be dangerous?

And come to think of it, how can America, the home of the brave and the strong, ever find its way out from its own mess with possible miracles from God when many have gone astray and have not seen the essence of obedience to God much as it has seen wealth, power and material things to lead its path?

If we were to look it up in the Holy Bible, God has made it clear when He said we can only choose one master, and it is either God or Mammon (evil, material, money, sins of lust or pride).

Sadly, America and much part of the world have turned to Mammon or evil in this life.  Evil has now crept into the windmills of American minds, and so with most of the world.

If we have seen America rise to greatness and believe that it is the hands of God that has brought America to where it is right now, is it not proper to give God the honor due Him, and see Him heal this seemingly lost nation and its people who are full of hope and promise of what opportunities may lie ahead?

In Malachi 3:8-10, God admonishes us to trust in Him and give Him what is due, a 10th of our income in tithes, through His church, the poor and the needy, aside from our family and community, and he will bless us abundantly.

“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.

“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’

“In tithes and offerings.  You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."

Enriching ourselves selfishly is contrary to God's commandments in Christ, as it is contrary to a government's concern on its main obligation to satisfy the needs of its people.

We cannot close our eyes from the lessons of the past, on how God has kept His covenant of love with His people, that He has always been forgiving as we have in Him a God who is 'slow to anger,' but when He is pushed to the limit, He shows his wrath just to remind us His words are true, and we need to believe and follow His lead.

We cannot continuously deny the truth in God's words and the truth of His existence through miracles and wonders He has shown us and with what we see around us including the great technology that we now enjoy with all these making our life easier, implanted in the minds of a select few to become instruments of His love for us, the many apparitions of our Blessed Mother calling us time and again that we may be guided by the light of her Son in Jesus, and the Holy Spirit's ever magnifying presence in those who have opened their hearts to believe in Christ's love and divine mercy.

What more can we ask for as we still remain blind from all this love that God has shown us?  Did we or are we now heeding his call for renewal and conversion?

Blessed are those who continue to thank and glorify God for the gifts and blessings they receive while using their God given talents, as I continue to pray for those who are still lost and confused in this world that they may open their hearts and spirit to God, through His Son Jesus Christ, and celebrate this life in his goodness as they come to realize how important God's gifts in them are that these may be used for the love of many, especially for those who are in need.

As in Matthew 5:3, Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  And in Matthew 5:8, he said, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

[Read further on our related post:  "Commentary on - 'Love' by Saint Paul, Love of God and Self-Pity" on TypePad.com with related links on knowing more about God, his message in these times and the essence of 'love' in this life.]

God knows everything as He is all knowing.  And in this short and limited life we are allowed to live on this worldly planet, we are being tried and tested by our Creator how well we receive and abide by His commandments, and how well we understand and live in accordance to the truth in His words.

In Near Death Experiences or NDE's, some doctors and scientists attending to people who claimed to have seen  a bright light and deceased people whom they recognized as their love ones during the given time they were known to be clinically or brain dead, have concluded that there is consciousness of the spirit in such instances.

Some have claimed to have seen Jesus or a similar image of him.  Some claimed to have heard God and have been engulfed by an inexplicable joy, love and happiness in a body of radiant light.  Some have vividly given an account of what they have seen and heard during their NDE, duly confirmed by people around them on given instances.

Is this not a proof of the truth in afterlife and in the consciousness of the spirit after the death of our body?

While Jesus has made clear that his next coming is on the Last Judgment, he also has said, in Matthew 19:26, "... with God, all things are possible." And Christ Jesus, being God made man, can make his presence felt to people who have learned to accept him, through the Holy Spirit, and who may be needing enlightenment, through our prayers, anytime and in anyway as he so wills it, and in all these, God's love for man is made manifest in our faith as we learn and chose to live in God's grace.

[Read more on NDE via inside links on:  "...'Jesus Saves' via Christaninsal Over-blog.com, on NDE, Mama Mary and the Saints."]

In many recorded apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mother with miracles of healing, conversion and enlightenment attributed to these, and while praying through Christ's intercessors in saints and the blessed, yet, deceased people, many learned and respected individuals in society have remained baffled by these events.

While many die of deadly illnesses, we see enlightened doctors and scientists who find natural complements and medications worthy of their time and efforts while doing meaningful researches.  Many of them have seen more success ratings on similar cures achieved, compared to highly and technologically advanced gadgets and forms of modern therapies and medications.

Many honest inventors and innovators with selfless desires to help man in his plight against poverty, pollution, rising cost of power, oil and other commodities and services, have been emboldened to pursue their worthy efforts to help the poor, hapless individuals and the downtrodden who have very limited resources, education and other material capacities to keep up surviving in a morally sick and wealth driven economy.    

Are these not indications of God's hands moving us towards Him through those who have seen the light?

If many people see the separation of the church and the state as ideal, there should be no qualms on that as God wants man to be obedient to the laws of the land and to pay our taxes, so long as they are for the good of man and help provide for the needs of man.

As Christ has said, in Luke 20:25, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."

However, God has created man to be of help to man, irregardless of what race or nationality, what culture or religion, or what economic, political or philosophical belief; and that man use all of God given resources for the love of others, not for the love of one or a selected few.

Jesus Christ has always been for the poor and the marginalized, and has always admonished us through the church to help these brothers of ours, in that they may have a better quality of life, and in so doing that we may be blessed.

Christ also reminds us not to lose our soul by clinging to what is worldly or evil, as he is more concerned of our spirit, which has a greater influence on our body and on the way we carry ourselves in society.

If only our government leaders and politicians on post realize how instrumental and important their roles are as catalysts of God's plan for us in this life, they should find it their responsibility to lead man towards love of neighbors as it is in this high ideal that man accepts the truth in God's commandment through Christ, who has been sent by God to truly save mankind from destruction and evil in this world.

May we learn to use material things to glorify God, not the other way around where we become enslaved by material things wherein we become more like robots or puppets of our own creation,  lost and confused as to how we can get out from an entrapment of our own making as we seek more satisfaction for things that cannot can never satisfy us in full, as we crave for something higher with our pride and vanity getting the better of us, until we realize how foolish we have been wasting our life for something that will never last, and things that we cannot bring along when we come to pass.

[Watch this 'cool' and meaningful music video:  "World Order" which reminds us how we may react like robots or puppets as we allow ourselves to be ruled by our insatiable worldly vices.]

Have you not noticed how fast technology has improved, how new things have kept man overwhelmed and how fast time has passed, and yet, in one blink of an eye, how man has been humbled with the downfall of a business giant, the crashing of the stock market, unexplained solutions to the foreseen threat of global warming, the violence and bloodshed among brothers in the east, the death or fall of a dictator, the difficulty in controlling a devastating tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, an oil spill or a series of powerful tornadoes, the explosive eruption of an angry volcano, and many more series of unusual events seen right before our very eyes, and recently, the discovery of a mysterious dwarf star, named Elenin, which, for a while, other observers found it to appear like a controlled object with an unpredictable movement.

Others say it does not look like a mere comet as some in NASA may have described it.  And according to some analysts, it may be the one causing earthquakes and other natural calamities around world as it draws nearer to the earth in between the sun, and the YouTube video contributor even estimated this to happen somewhere September 26 and 27 this year, when there may be an expected polar shift as Elenin wrestles with the sun with its own gravitational pull, and may spell chaos and destruction.

Apparently,  NASA has announced in August 2011 (on this link by Ian O'Neill on August 17, 2011, "Comet Elenin Won't Kill Us Says Nasa,") that there is nothing to worry about Elenin as it is far too small to becoming a real threat to our planet.

While Elenin, as described by NASA to be of no threat to us, this may have awakened many to the truth in the words of God about the importance of loving one another that we may have eternal life in us, and that we may always seek guidance and see redemption in the light of Christ as we shun from evil.

And that anytime, we may be ready to face our Creator when 'rapture' comes, and as in Mark 13:32, Jesus said to his disciples, "But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone." 

Let there be no mistake about it, that God moves in mysterious ways, and no human wisdom or human intelligence can ever fathom, for "He is our great and ever loving God, from whom all good things come."

We may always relate calamities, disorder, violence and chaos all over the world to chastisement and retribution as what has been proclaimed in the book of Revelation.  But the most important question that we may nee need to always ask ourselves is, "Are ready in both body and spirit?"

Even in the Third Secret Message of Fatima from Christ Jesus as revealed to Sister Lucy by the Blessed Mother, a greater punishment is to be expected if Jesus' call for prayer, atonement and sacrifice will be left unheeded.  And with so much evil going on the the world and in the church, Satan is seen to be working doubly hard as he knows he is running short of time.

In Revelation 16:15, St. John wrote of God Almighty’s message to all men, “Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

God in Christ Jesus has been calling on us for repentance, renewal and conversion that we may lead others to see his light.  And we pray that God may save us from the perils and threats towards chastisement.

Gift of Life Eternal

In Matthew 16:25-26, he tells his disciples, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”

Jesus also reminds us in Matthew 19:23, as he tells his apostles, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

In Matthew 23:11-12, Jesus Christ said to the crowd with his disciples, "The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

Is it not true that when we die we are humbled, not matter how rich, famous or powerful we may have been in our lifetime, whether we like it or not, our decaying body will be like the dust of the earth that will be trampled upon by all kinds of creatures and living organisms at any given time.

Whence, we shall be judged not only by God, but by people who have known us, who would either pray for us that our souls may be forgiven and accepted by our Heavenly Creator, or to deserve the fires of Hell, as you have lived a life with no forgiveness in your heart, nor has even asked forgiveness, arrogant, proud, conceited and uncaring, selfish or lacking in the love of others, full of malice, deceit and untruthfulness, no respect to life,  too judgmental against others as not to recognize or accept his own faults with no guilt or remorse for any wrong doing, and enjoy the lavish of power, wealth, and all other sins of lust that the evil one finds delight with, yet, never lasts.

God calls on us to cleanse our body and our souls as early in this life, as Saint Catherine of Genoa,who has received this divine revelation in her lifetime, calls it as Purgatory or cleansing oneself while living in this life, compared to the Purgatory after death where we are cleansed with two rays of light from God that purify our souls and destroy all our sins before being totally cleansed and worthy to enter the gates of heaven, for those who have lived and renewed themselves in Christ and are already free from guilt as they have fully been forgiven for all their worldly sins including malice towards others before their death, that we may bring our family and our love ones together to be one with Christ and in Christ, and lead others as well to his light, and gain that elusive entry into God's Heavenly Kingdom.

[Read more on our post:  "The Truth in Purgatory as in the Vision of Saint Catherine of Genoa," and see its relevance in our life as it intends to enlighten.]

In John 20:23, Jesus said to his disciples, “If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."

While the US has not been stingy in sharing its vast wealth and technology to the world by:  enhancing its role as the policeman of the world against abusive tyrants and dictators in the name of freedom, justice and democracy; providing material and manpower assistance to countries devastated by natural and man induced calamities; and by sharing its advanced technology and know-how for greater efficiency and productivity to countries that need it most, it has, nevertheless, fallen short of providing lasting peace in the Middle East and has become suspect to promoting its own national and global interests.

In fairness to the US, however, let us not close our eyes to the many people and countries it has helped, influenced and inspired in the fight for freedom, justice and democracy. Many more are in line, but is war with violence and death to many the real answer as we seek true and lasting peace?

Or would it just be a vicious cycle that will keep on recurring because of culture, or a never ending peace with vengeance, sins of lust, pride and selfishness that runs and rules the mind, and with a distorted definition of love without forgiveness in one's heart?

Through Jesus' Christ's teachings may we gain wisdom, and through humility, we may find and gain respect and honor.

It is in accepting our faults and differences and our willingness to change and be renewed in Christ that we are made whole.  And it is in humility that we find strength.

As in Proverbs 15:33, "The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor."

Living this life in accordance to how Christ wants us to live can make our life more peaceful, orderly and joyful, as he wants us to experience how beautiful living in heaven is while on earth, with a life full of love for others, and where the love of God abounds as He lives in us.

In John 6:47 and 51, “I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life … I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

After successfully driving away a demon from a mute person who eventually spoke miraculously as he was healed, in Luke 11:23 Jesus said to the crowd who witnessed this, “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.”

God wants us to give importance to His words and commandments, and putting Him at the center of our lives through Christ His Son, will be more pleasing to Him.

“I and the father are one,” said Jesus in John 14: 11-14, and he added, “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me… I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

In Psalm 95:8-11, it states, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah (means quarreling), as you did that day at Massah (means testing) in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did. For forty years I was angry with that generation. I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.” So I declared an oath in my anger, “They shall never enter my rest.”

In Numbers 14:18, “God is slow to anger, abounding in love.” But when his wrath comes in disobedience, many people perish.

In Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus was seen walking on a stormy sea by his disciples.  They were terrified momentarily thinking that they have seen a ghost.  When Jesus identified himself, Peter, as the leader noting to be recognized,  asked Jesus if he could come to him.  Jesus called him to come and he did.  He was already walking on the water when strong winds frightened him and he began to sink, for he cannot swim.  He frantically asked help from Jesus.  Wherefore, Jesus grabbed him by the hand as said, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

Christ calls on us to fully trust in him and not to be carried away by power, wealth, sins of lust and of pride as these will deprive us of true happiness.  We may never find lasting satisfaction in all things that are temporary in this life.

Rather, is it not in sharing our love with others or anything that is good given from deep within our hearts that we find true satisfaction?

In Acts 20:35, in the words of our Lord Jesus himself, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."  The more we share our love with others, in any form, be is in prayers, in thought or in praise, or be it anything material, the more we are blessed.

And we may as well wake up to reality and ask, "Can we bring any of our belongings when we die?"

We may live up to 40, 70, or a 100 years but do we ever realize how the evil one has made a fool of us as he has kept us lured and enslaved by material things?

How important is it to live more than a 100 years when  we can choose to live for eternity in Christ?

Whether we like it or not we will have to face death some time, and when we do, is it now wiser to prepare for eternal life instead of enriching ourselves yet cannot enjoy all these when we die, while forgetting and forsaking our poor or sick brothers who are in need of help or comfort?

What is the use of working so hard expending our blood, sweat and tears for a future nobody knows for certain?  Or would we rather prepare our soul for eternal life than compromise it and suffer in hell?

Do we want to keep our life meaningful with God guiding us, or meaningless with things that can never give us true satisfaction?  Is not a meaningless life comparable to a bubble that pops outs into nothingness in just a matter of time and disappears into oblivion?

When we die, is it not from dust we came, to dust we shall return?

For whatever God has created, only God has the right to take away.  Does this not, therefore, makes us mere administrators of material things in this life and not as true owners, and all we have is a borrowed life?

Medals, trophies, paintings, cars, mansions, houses, certificates of ownership. bank accounts, investments, savings and other treasures that we keep in our life, will all these matter when we die if we have not lived to love others?

Or would these matter more if we have shared all these selflessly for the love of others, feeling so light and happy as we see tears of joy in between hugs of loving, giving and forgiving?

As in the bible, the book Ecclesiastes reminds us that everything in life is meaningless, but not until we learn to understand the wisdom of God and strive to become mature in spirit that we learn to “fear God and keep His commandments, which is the duty of man,” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14), whence, shall God “bring indeed every deed into judgment, including every hidden things, whether it is good or evil.”

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 exhorts us in St. Paul, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Looking back in history, have we not seen how many powerful people and a great many nations that have been toppled down from power and humbled as they turned to materialism instead of obeying Christ's words in loving one another?

Is this not true for individuals and families, where those who refuse to do what is good find more trouble living by themselves or with their love ones?

In 1 Corinthians 1:19, Saint Paul states, "For it is written:  "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."

God moves in mysterious ways and He knows every move we make as we cannot hide anything from Him.  He is Omnipotent as He is Omniscient, He is Immortal and Ever-Knowing as He is Everlasting for He has created everything.  He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

In Matthew 10:26-42, Christ assured his disciples not to be afraid of people who hate them because of him as he said, “So do not be afraid of them, there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn

          “‘a man against his father,
          a daughter against her mother,
          a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law
          a man’s enemies will be the member of his own household.’

“Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

“He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the One who sent me. Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”

May we be enlightened by God's words and pray that within our hearts and spirit we may better understand the true meaning in every verse of the holy scriptures in the Holy Bible.  And with the guidance
of the Holy Spirit, may we see the light of Christ in this life.

In James 1:6-8, Saint James reminds us not to doubt the wisdom in God's words, "But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is just like the wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind; That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double minded-man, unstable in all he does."

And with regards to his teachings, Jesus made it clear to his disciples in Matthew 24:35, as he said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away."

To America, a Call for Redemption 

America, I can feel it through the Holy Spirit, that you are being called by God to listen to His words of truth, and in His Son, Jesus Christ,  that  you and your people may be saved ...  and the whole world may follow.

We pray that President Obama, all the leaders and people of this great nation, and other nations of the world heed God's call for redemption towards humility and obedience to God's will in Christ by showing their concern for others as opposed to being enslaved by material things.

And in so doing, save man from the clutches of further destruction due to the evils of materialism, havoc and chaos from greed, and the pitfalls of false beliefs that show no reverence to love and life, the latter being the very same essence that give meaning to Christ's words, therefore, to be addressed with due respect and honor.

God is calling upon us to use material things to prosper God's love through the love of others, and be selfless in our efforts to redeem this beautiful land and this beautiful planet as a whole that God has given us.

As we are in pursuit of true peace and happiness, only in Christ, in following and believing his words
and trusting in him, will we be able to attain this goal, guided by his love, mercy and power over all evil.

And with him, we are saved.

As in Matthew 6:33, Jesus tells his disciples, "... seek first His (God’s) kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

And never again shall we use material things to benefit evil, rather, use material things to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose words we see the light as he "the way, the truth and the life," as in John 14:6.

America, let us all be unified as a nation, concerned of this nation's survival and existence.

It is in heeding God's call for redemption that we can truly heal our land, and this goes beyond redeeming America from its ever growing debt burden and other material woes, as we try to address the root cause which is man's greatest folly, that of idolatry towards 'excessive materialism' and towards sins of lust, pride and power ... leading to Mammon.

As man has been created in the image and likeness of God, the body with life in it has become the temple of God.

The focal point of the attack from the evil one is the body of man.  Once weak in its faith in Christ, the body succumbs to sins of lust, love of fame, wealth, power and false glory as all these lead to emptiness and the lies of evil.

Pride, vanity and selfishness then drives man to hatred at the slightest provocation, that leads him to retaliation and vengeance.  If uncontrolled, may lead to violence and other disorderly behavior, which often times can be compared to childish and immature reactions.

With love that is of Christ, we die to our 'self' as we become humble and obedient to God as we start to find happiness serving others by showing our concern for all men, and this is what the evil one fears.

The evil spirit wants us to be subservient to his evil ways and be controlled by its chains of malice, lies and deception, hatred, vengeance and non-forgiveness that continue to rule in evil people's hearts.

Unfortunately, the evil one has been successful so far in confusing man as to the true meaning of its scheme, purposely distorting it to satisfy its purpose of justifying its evil plans to rule the earth as many who are weak in their faith are swayed to this belief, resulting in the death of many, and the others completely lost as they have been deceived into accepting false beliefs of love which in reality, promotes hate, deception and violence mainly intended to divide rather than unite, create trouble rather than bring peace, sow terror and anger rather than promote love and forgiveness.

Let this evil unmask itself and see him by its evil ways, with no reverence to life and  no respect to love that is pure, true and unconditional.

In truth, it is the opposite of  love that is merciful, forgiving and understanding as described in the Gospel of Saint Paul, and this is the love in Christ which is love of others.

Be not afraid of the evil one when you are with Christ and in Christ, because by the mere mention of Jesus, His Holy Name, the evil one scampers away in fear for he is the 'King of Kings' and the 'Lord of Lords.'

And for those who have been deceived, the need for guidance and enlightenment through love and peace in the light of Christ as we may proclaim the truth that they all be redeemed, renewed and saved to becoming true servants and true followers as men in Christ.

Let no evil come to prey on America's people and the rest of the world who may see and embrace the light, as they shall all be guided in Christ and with Christ.

All shall be exhorted to overcome all temptations to do evil, create havoc, disorder, confusion. destruction, or riots as what is happening now in the UK, Greece and in the Middle East.  May the love of Christ prevail that peace may reign in their hearts.

And standing as one, together in nation building through God and in Christ, we shall see us rise beyond debt and evil, seeing God through Christ, lifting us up to redemption as we maintain our focus onto supporting and enhancing ways that may prosper our faith, which in reality goes beyond our economy, using all of our efforts and resources including nature which comes free from our Creator as needed, bleed if we may, sacrifice and contribute materially, physically and spiritually, as this warfare is now beyond physical, in accordance to our individual capacity while maintaining freedom, truth, peace, justice and equality for all, until we see this nation once again rise from the clutches of evil, and into the palm of God Almighty, whom our forefathers have long honored, revered and worshiped, hence made this land great and wonderful, where His Son in Jesus, the great Savior and Messiah, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, shall dominantly reign from among all of creation.

Now is the time to repay God's kindness in Jesus by offering all the love that we can give, all the love that we can share to America, this great nation that we love, and in this, that we all may be healed and be blessed  by our Almighty God and Father, who lives and reigns forever.

And that we may be guided to profit not for material and selfish gains, rather to profit in both body and spirit, in our love for our family, in our love for others, and yes, in our love for this great and wonderful nation in Christ Jesus, and be it so too for the love of all people of God around the world.

We may have seen similar bleeding made in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, in the UK, Australia, Russia, Germany, the Philippines, and other parts of the world, as we have likewise seen in the US during the civil war and during the two World Wars, when all of these countries have responded to the unseen hands of God through Christ, towards unity and self-sacrifice into productive nation building brought about by that resounding call from their spirit to love one another.

Truly, each time, these life changing exercises have ignited a magnanimous response from among the peoples which resulted in awesome economic recoveries in miraculous proportions beating all odds.

While not all have been Christians, all have responded, nevertheless, with the same kind of 'unconditional love' that Christ has taught us.  And in all these, it was the hands of God, with the love and mercy in Christ Jesus, which made possible the humbling of men for 'love of country and people.'

The ball is on us, America, to show our full trust in our Lord Jesus Christ and our love for one another that we may see this country prosper in the light of Christ.

That anyone who believes in this exercise of love in Christ, may also live in Christ.  The burden of choice, however, lies solely on the people's will as a healthy exercise of their own 'free will.'

As in Matthew 19:26, "With God, all things are possible."

In 2 Peter 3:1-18, Saint Peter, the Rock, on whom Christ started building his church, writes about the Last Judgment as the “Day of the Lord,” that we may further see the truth in Christ, “Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

"First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

"Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by the fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.

"So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

"Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”

In Romans 6:19-23, Saint Paul admonished the former slaves now set free, “I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

From the Book of Ezekiel 18:3-32, it is written, “Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!”

Let us wake up to truth that no material things last, and all material things can only give us temporary happiness, and when we die, it is our spirit that lives.  We live to satisfy God by following Christ, and not the evil one who enslave us to sin as we fall from his trap and deception, which brings us to the love of material things, to veer us away from God and keep us away from true peace and happiness, the latter being made whole by sharing our love and our concern for others, and our show of mercy and forgiveness to our neighbors.

With God, who has the sole power to destroy the spirit, as in Matthew 10:28, as we learn to live in Christ in our love for others as against selfish gains and greed, our spirit continues to live as we are saved in Christ through faith and good deeds, and as we live in his grace, and so may we live in eternal and heavenly bliss with Christ Jesus standing by our side in atonement of our sins before our Heavenly Father.

And in all these, all those who believe and live in Christ Jesus, may see the light, in the USA, together with those in the whole wide world and its peoples, may be redeemed from the clutches of evil and darkness, that all may be renewed to be one in God's love, hope, mercy and forgiveness, and that they who may be renewed may help change the rest of the world, as they may see the goodness in sharing the light of Christ to the whole world, and that in all these, God may be glorified.

Subscribe in a reader

1 comment:

  1. Obey and trust in the Lord, and be blessed abundantly. And do not doubt a bit, for he will stand by you until the end of age. In James 1:6-8, Saint James reminds us not to doubt the wisdom in God’s words, "But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind, That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does."