Sunday, October 30, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
What do we learn from a quake?
Who's name do we shout first?
Who do we look for to see if they are okay?
Do we become stronger?
Do we reflect on our lives?
The quake shakes us to the very core
We keep on thinking 'i could've done more'
We ask the major questions 'what am i living for'
and think of avenues we never explored
we humble ourselves and realize our humaninity
and notice we are all subject to gravity
where do we run and hide and find shelter
or do we realize no where is safe and we are helpless
if this is true and we cast all caution to the wind and do whatever
if this is false then where does help come from
it comes from the one who makes the earth quake,
with the sound of his voice
and cause the mountains to skip and the approach of his feet
the seas clap and the oceans roar at His presence
and time and space can not contain Him
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of Host - Yahweh is his name
I think it is interesting...
we remember those who have fallen; and rightfully so
on the other 364 days of the year-- what are we doing to make our lives better though
we treat each other with such disdain
but Sept 11 comes - and washes the stains?
the people that were enemies
are now contemporaries.
we smile and fawn and act politely
but in our heart we hate them and not slightly
we pretenders! we false prophets
as crocodile tears fall from eye socks
we who use Freedom to justify war
so what exactly is worth fighting for.
Selfish. Silly. Stubborn
we search for Freedom like buried treasure
but Jack Sparrow is in movies; there is no gold to measure
but we hunt for Freedom like a prized deer
and forget those we hold dear.
there has to be a solution! Freedom has to be attainable
I'll tell you. Freedom. by Jesus - indelible
so let us remember the fallen
and have cause to no longer be so sullen
because He lives let us face tomorrow
and be forever free- in Him -from now- till every morrow
A) Genesis 1:28b "and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing thatcreepeth upon the earth.
B) Genesis 2:17 "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
C) Genesis 3:1-6 the serpent tempted eve and she ate the fruit
In scripture A, man is meant to have dominion over everything, this dominion was given to them by God. The reason i place in red "over ever creeping thing" is because Eve had dominion over the creeping thing (serpent) and 1. wasn't meant to talk to it 2. shouldn't obey it. Imagine a king listening to talking pig on matters of the country (it makes no sense right). Someone in dominion shouldn't be listening to an animal. So the first sin was that Eve didn't show dominion the second sin was that she ate the apple both of these sins were sins ofdisobedience.
Now in scripture B, the sentence is interesting because most people read it this way "on the same day the eat the fruit they should die" but lets unpack the sentence:
King James Version: For in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt die. If we use the synonym of "thereof", which is"thence"or "therefrom" so replacing with these words it reads
For in the day thou east therefrom or thence. So basically the sentence means because the eat the fruit they will die, however it never specifies when they will die but in Genesis 5:5 Adam dies.
So because of sin we have to die, but "whosoever believes in Jesus will not die but have everlasting life" John 3:16b, this everlasting life continues after death (flesh). Our spirits never die but our flesh does. And that is the start of death.
P.S. i am not a Bible scholar just someone that loves God.
you can sit in front of tv for hours at a time
but try reading a book or doing something and there is a problem
all of a sudden you get fidgety and you can't concentrate
you think of a thousand other things you could be doing
so what happens when we are not watching tv?
do we fill our day with random occurrences
by passing the roses on the road
waiting for the moment in which we plump back
what is it about the minimal that takes prevalence
and as such we never are able fully
but we are really good at watching tv
doesn't that mean something?