RESET

RESET by Lee Grady    “Worth Considering”   4/22/21     From Ken Smith<><

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for three months, you know gasoline is at record low prices. I paid $1.25 a gallon last week in Georgia. Some states are reporting prices below a dollar a gallon.
 
There are two reasons for the price drop: Not as many people are buying gasoline because of the pandemic, and Russia and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a price war, causing the oil supply to swing up. Market analysts say they’ve never seen such a glut of oil.
 
As I pondered this situation a few days ago the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said: “Now is the time to fill up.” I knew He wasn’t talking about my car’s gas tank. Sometimes there are things in the natural world that send spiritual messages. I believe God is asking the church in this season of lockdown to fill our spiritual reserves.
 
Jesus talked about the importance of having enough oil. The five wise virgins in His parable in Matthew 25 made sure they had enough oil for their lamps, while the five foolish ones weren’t prepared. They were locked out of the wedding feast because they didn’t consider oil an essential commodity. Right now, during this pandemic, God has hit a “reset” button because He wants us to be ready for what’s coming.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for three months, you know gasoline is at record low prices. I paid $1.25 a gallon last week in Georgia. Some states are reporting prices below a dollar a gallon.  There are two reasons for the price drop: Not as many people are buying gasoline because of the pandemic, and Russia and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a price war, causing the oil supply to swing up. Market analysts say they’ve never seen such a glut of oil.
 
As I pondered this situation a few days ago the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and said: “Now is the time to fill up.” I knew He wasn’t talking about my car’s gas tank. Sometimes there are things in the natural world that send spiritual messages. I believe God is asking the church in this season of lockdown to fill our spiritual reserves.
 
Jesus talked about the importance of having enough oil. The five wise virgins in His parable in Matthew 25 made sure they had enough oil for their lamps, while the five foolish ones weren’t prepared. They were locked out of the wedding feast because they didn’t consider oil an essential commodity. Right now, during this pandemic, God has hit a “reset” button because He wants us to be ready for what’s coming.
 
We’ve been much like the foolish virgins. The oil of the Holy Spirit hasn’t been important to us. We can take it or leave it. We don’t think we need God’s supernatural power because we have technology, comfortable church buildings, economic prosperity, eloquent preachers and slick contemporary worship.
 
We figured out a way to do church without God’s help. We even have books and church growth gurus to teach us how to manufacture a cool vibe, entertain people for 60 minutes and get them out quickly. Revivalist A.W. Tozer said it this way: “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95% of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference.”
 
Many churches today are devoid of the Holy Spirit’s raw power. Conversions are rare. Baptismal tanks are dry. Altars are empty. We don’t hear many testimonies of healings. And how long has it been since someone was freed from a demon? Our processed version of Christianity doesn’t resemble the book of Acts.
 
Preparing for what’s Coming
 
This must change. What if God wants to send a global awakening of the Holy Spirit after this coronavirus pandemic? Do we have enough oil in our lamps to handle the next revival? Here are three things you should do immediately to prepare your heart for what’s coming:
 
Pray for a spiritual reset. When the pandemic started in March, my schedule was canceled, and I realized how busy I’d become. As uncomfortable as it was to adjust my routine, I knew I needed the break—even if it meant less income. I asked the Lord to change my habits, purify my thoughts and attitudes, and give me more hunger for Him. I wanted personal revival.
 
As I began soaking in God’s Word, I realized the day of Pentecost is May 31. The Lord told me to read the book of Acts every day in May leading up to that date. Reading about the early church has stoked my hunger for God even more. I don’t want to settle for anything less than New Testament revival. The book of Acts is still God’s template for how He works, and we need to adjust our lives to it.
 
Let God refine and prune. Before Jesus came, John the Baptist had to prepare the way. That process requires repentance and a washing away of the old. Whenever God is about to do a new thing, He recalibrates us so we don’t go back to our old ways. He can’t put new wine in old wineskins. The way we did things in previous seasons won’t work in this next move. Ask God to trim away the dead branches of stale religion—in your life and in your church.
 
Seek a refilling. Dependence on the Holy Spirit was the early church’s secret. The Spirit anointed the first disciples to heal the sick, discern evil spirits and carry the gospel boldly to difficult places. How did we ever think we could do ministry without that power?
 
When Paul went to Ephesus he met some men who believed in Jesus in an intellectual way, yet they had never been born again. In fact they didn’t know there was a Holy Spirit (see Acts. 19:1-7). This reminds me of many American churches. We go through the motions of church, but we are clueless about Pentecost.
 
Now is the time to ask Him to fill you. Don’t wait until your regular routine resumes. The last thing we need is to go back to last year’s “normal” setting. What God has in store for us in 2020 is unprecedented. Only those with full tanks will be able to handle it.
 
Lee Grady,   www.themordecaiproject.org
 
Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org

SON OF MAN & SON OF GOD

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,   Beloved of Jesus & me,  John 3:16

LISTEN TO THE SON OF MAN, NOW SON OF GOD,   “WORTH CONSIDERING” 4/13/21

“People often ask: How do you hear the Holy Spirit’s voice? Do you hear voices? Does He speak in dreams, visions, pictures and parables? Does He show you metaphors, puzzles, analogies, enigmas, rhymes and riddles? Could you sense His presence and is it possible to smell His fragrance? Did He really speak to Moses through a burning bush, and could He do the same today? The answer is yes to all of the above questions. Although it’s rare to hear the audible voice of the Lord, He certainly could choose to speak this way if He pleases. He wants to visit us, open our eyes and give us encounters. The Holy Spirit speaks in so many ways, but we must learn to discern His voice. We must learn to filter out our own thoughts and tune in to His.
 
Television and radio stations are transmitting sounds at all times, but we will only hear them when we turn them on. In the same way the Holy Spirit is constantly transmitting sounds and speaking to us, but we must tune in to the frequencies of heaven to hear Him speak. Our brains process sixty billion bytes of information per second. All our thoughts converge from what we hear externally and internally. Thoughts from our history and our presence mingle together and create thoughts and emotions which result in fear, anger, happiness, joy, etc. A particular scent could bring up memories from our past. So how could we learn to discern His voice?
 
The other day I was playing a CD from 2002 in my car from John Paul Jackson titled “I AM” 365 Names of God. The presence of God (The Shekinah Glory) filled my car like a cloud just as it did when I played this CD nineteen years ago. I was caught up and separated from the world around me. I was thinking to myself, what happened that seemed to take the body of Christ so far off course? We used to soak in the presence of God for hours back in the day. I believe that Christians have taken their eyes off Jesus. I’m not saying that is the reason why we are in tumultuous times, but if we got back to that personal intimate relationship with the Lord and spent time in His presence, we will be able to shift the atmosphere once again and the world around us would have to respond.
 
As I was listening to this CD, I heard the Lord say, “There is a new sound arising.” It’s a sound coming from heaven. It’s the sound of revival, it’s the sound of restoration. It may seem as if the body of Christ is on the titanic right now and we are going down, but the Lord says, “You shall NOT go down, but My body shall rise again. Just as Lazarus was dead with no sign of life, you will rise again. Just as Ezekiel spoke to the dead bones and they came to life, you will see the coming of the Glory of the Lord in the land of the living in these latter days says the Lord.”
 
He is calling us to get back into that secret place and fill ourselves with His Word, then He will rise within us and overflow our being. Storing up the Word of God in your heart is crucial in sensitizing yourself to hear His voice. Store up His word as a treasure within your spirit, then you could draw from it. Pray in the Spirit to strengthen yourself and de-clutter your mind. Train your senses to discern good and evil. He will begin to speak to you in a way that only you could personally understand. When you ask Him for bread, He will not give you a stone. Ask Him for wisdom and revelation so that the eyes of your heart will be enlightened, and you will know the hope of His glory.  Elaine Tavolacci,   

JESUS, SON OF MAN & GOD:      4/13/21,    From Ken Smith<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org   
Remember the sons of God in Job 1.   Adam also is listed as a son of God in Luke 3:38.   Jesus, only begotten Son ?  Yes, Jesus was the only son of God of human birth.   But seems there may be many Sons of God..  Really Jesus was born in Bethlehem as per Isa. 9:6 & 61 as an anointed man from GOD.  The Word of God made all things and in the resurrection merged with Jesus due to the personal victory of Jesus over sin, flesh and lucifer.   In The Father’s absolute foreknowledge Jesus always existed as so do you and I.  But there was also a birth of Jesus to bring that foreknowledge into predestination and fact.   Jesus is the very first to become God/man in the flesh and the 1st of many brethren as per The WORD of GOD’s design plan in Gen.1:27.   Of course in the resurrection Jesus and the Word of God merged but Jesus is still there as man in body, soul and spirit, 1 John 5:5-9.    Could Jesus have sinned like Adam,  yes.   Can God sin,  NO !!!    Jesus was all man while on earth and became GOD in HIS Resurrection through His choices and victories while on earth.   And  HE became sin for us who knew no sin that the righteousness of GOD might be extended to us.  Jesus had over 300 messianic prophesies to consider in his youth.  At the age of 12 Jesus was already aware of a Holy calling on his life.

Some of the  Church Fathers after the apostles,  made Jesus,  God at birth, In one Council they excommunicated  hundreds of Bishops over the matter who did not agree..  Jesus as SON OF GOD  can make it difficult for us to identify with HIM.  It is difficult for us to see that we have available to us the same resources that Jesus did for victory over sin and to be able to have the faith become like HIM if He is GOD,  1 John 4:17.   Salvation then becomes like magic rather then following the example that Jesus as LORD set before us in holiness.  If we have the same Holy Spirit that HE did then through God’s Grace we can learn to do what HE did in this world and become like HIM,  if we want to.  It is an open door,  Sanctification is a process.    Jesus came to us as the SON of man,  and in HIS resurrection Jesus became the SON of GOD in power and in the image and likeness of GOD, Rev.1:13-18, & 2:26-29,  as Jesus, son of man,  merged with the Word of God for eternity.  To believe that Jesus was God at birth would make his whole ministry, pure hypocrisy as it is easy for God to do anything.  Jesus was conceived and sent as a  pure 2nd Adam to show us that we could become a Holy people , if we wanted to.  That we could be forgiven in Jesus and walk out a life of holiness in the grace and power of the Holy Spirit with Jesus as LORD  if we would but have faith for God’s gift and grace to walk it out.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
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There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD, all who Trust, Love, Honor & Obey Him
are eternal members

State of the Nation, Jonathan Cahn, Sept. 26, 2020  
https://www.facebook.com/SonriseIntl/posts/2318785818427386


worthybrief@worthynetwork.com     A newly introduced bipartisan bill aimed at confronting the growing economic challenge and national security threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party calls for the Biden administration to declassify a host of intelligence related to the origins of COVID-19, including any evidence related to a Chinese cover-up or tied to a Wuhan lab.    The U.S. government’s budget deficit surged to an all-time high of $1.7 trillion for the first six months of this budget year, nearly double the previous record, as another round of economic-support checks added billions of dollars to spending.

CREEDS

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,   Beloved of Jesus & me,   John 3:16

CREEDS     “WORTH CONSIDERING”     4/9/21         From Ken Smith<><

APOSTLES CREED: (Roman Catholic) 2-3rd Century
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

Nicene Creed   (Orthodox) 19 June 325 AD
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.  I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,  begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,  and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,  he suffered death and was buried,  and rose again on the third day  in accordance with the Scriptures.  He ascended into heaven  and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory  to judge the living and the dead  and his kingdom will have no end.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,  who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],  who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,  who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

EXPANDED CREED:  Work in progress…..
I confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord, Master, and Savior. By faith in Christ Jesus, I am forgiven, cleansed, healed and made a citizen of His eternal kingdom. Jesus Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law of sin, sickness, weakness and eternal death through His death on the cross for me. I believe in the Trinity of one God: Almighty Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that Jesus Christ is now the Creator made flesh, Jesus,  who was begotten as the second Adam. Was born of a virgin, died for my sins, rose for my justification and is coming again soon, in great glory, to establish His Kingdom on earth. I believe in the new birth from above, the baptism in water, and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I confess that the blood of Jesus Christ has cleansed me from all my sin and I am now covered by the righteousness of God in and through Christ Jesus. I confess that I can do all things through Christ who is my strength as I abide in Him. I confess that this world is not my home. I confess that I am a pilgrim in a foreign land and I look for that certain return of my Lord Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. I confess that there is but one holy universal and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and all those who are born from above are brethren and citizens of His kingdom. I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is being perfected by the Holy Spirit through the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers and other ministries of His Church until all the faithful come into the unity of the faith and the bond of peace and are changed into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ, (Eph. 4:1 16).   (Open for suggestions and corrections.  Ken<>< )

The “How To” in God’s Loving Faith and Truth on how to have the Victory that Jesus won for us is missing in some the old Creeds.  But They work great for building the Traditional Theater Church.  And for a time without a printing press helped to keep the Saints focused on essentials.   But not much on how to experience the Supernatural Victories that Jesus bought for us at the cross.,  The Holy Spirit that HE sent in HIS place is now ready to do what Jesus sent Him to do,  Isa. 61,  Eph.4:11-16,  if we will learn to have the faith for it.  But to agree to disagree with one another does not fit at all with our LORD’S PRAYER in John 17 at all.  

In  Heb.2:6 “But one has [solemnly] testified somewhere [in Scripture], saying,  “What is man, that You are mindful of him,  Or the son of man, that You graciously care for him?  “You have made him for a little while lower [in status] than the angels;  You have crowned him with glory and honor,  [c] And set him over the works of Your hands;  You have put all things in subjection under his feet [confirming his supremacy].” Now in putting all things in subjection to man, He left nothing outside his control. But at present we do not yet see all things subjected to him.   9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while [by taking on the limitations of humanity], crowned with glory and honor because of His suffering of death, so that by the grace of God [extended to sinners] He might experience death for [the sins of] everyone,  Isa. 53,    10 For it was fitting for God [that is, an act worthy of His divine nature] that He, for whose sake are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the [d] author and founder of their salvation perfect through suffering [bringing to maturity the human experience necessary for Him to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest]. 

Therefore man is fully responsible for his own choices as in time Romans 1.    And through the absolute foreknowledge of God all of your choices,  God has already woven those choices into the fabric of eternity even before we were born or the universe was created.  Romans 9:13.  So now we are actively living out those choices and fully responsible for them.  And if we learn to resist the lust and pride of this world through Christ Jesus we will upon death find ourselves in God’s Eternal dimension as HIS family.   Pride & Rebellion have been allowed to serve to make us spiritually stronger through the Grace of God in Christ Jesus.   Or they may send us off into eternal darkness, it is our choice.  The Creeds were designed to help us learn humility & obedience and stay on course during our life time.  In the resurrection there will be no need for Creeds for we will see clearly as we are now known by God and fully realize how utterly foolish sin really is. 1 Cor. 13.   But the process into eternity will deeply set our freewill to be so perfectly in alignment with the will of our Creator in righteousness as to be confirmed to Him in all things.  There will be no more use for Creeds or lucifers or Adams to seek to eclipse the Glory of God in pride or rebellion.  The heart of God’s Elect will be totally at peace with Christ Jesus being LORD and yet enjoy an active FREEWILL just as Jesus did with the heavenly FATHER..  Love can only exist if the will is totally free.    If you make this very temporary life and world the love of your life, and comfort zone, you will probably miss out.  Jesus is either LORD of all or HE is not LORD at all.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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There is but One Church of Christ Jesus as Lord:
And all who Trust,  Love, Honor & Obey HIM are eternal members.

WORKS

Aloha Saints, Family and Friends,  All,  beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16

WORKS    “WORTH CONSIDERING”    4/8/21    From Kona, Hawaii…. 

Another lovely day,  Ohana Church this evening:   www.OhanaChurch.Life    Working towards a new youth outreach up the street 85-4582 Mamalahoa Hwy. called   Hale O Ahi or  FireHouse.  (replacing a burned down home.)  Ezek.28:18.  Hope to finds some strong Christian youth who would love the challenge of such a ministry.   Please add to your prayer list.

I HAVE LABORED in VAIN  by David Wilkerson 
Would it shock you to know that Jesus experienced the feeling of having accomplished little?
In Isaiah 49:4 we read these words: “Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain”. Note that these are not the words of Isaiah, who was called by God at a mature age. No, they are Christ’s own words, spoken by One “called from the womb; from the body of my mother. The Lord formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, (and to gather Israel)” (49:1, 5).When I came upon this passage, one that I’d read many times before, my heart was in wonder. I could hardly believe what I was reading. Jesus’ words here about “laboring in vain” were a response to the Father who had just declared, “Thou art my servant in whom I will be glorified” (49:3). We read Jesus’ surprising response in the next verse: “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought” (49:4).    After reading this, I stood to my feet in my study and said, “How wonderful. I can hardly believe that Christ was this vulnerable, confessing to the Father that he was experiencing what we humans face. In his humanity, he tasted the same discouragement, the same despondency, the same woundedness. He was having the same thoughts I’ve had about my own life: “This isn’t what I perceived was promised. I wasted my strength. It has all been in vain.”    Reading those words made me love Jesus all the more. I realized Hebrews 4:15 is not just a cliche – our Savior truly is touched with the feelings of our infirmities, and was tempted in all ways as we are, yet without sin. He’d known this very same temptation from Satan, hearing the same accusing voice: “Your mission is not accomplished. Your life has been a failure. You’ve got nothing to show for all your labors.”

Christ came into the world to fulfill the will of God by reviving Israel. And he did just as he was commanded. But Israel rejected him: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not” (John 1:11).   Why would Jesus, or any man or woman of God, speak such despairing words as these: “I have labored in vain”? How could the Son of God make such a statement? And why have generations of faithful believers been reduced to such despondent words? It is all the result of measuring little results against high expectations.  You may think, “This message sounds like it applies just to ministers, or to those called to do some great work for God. I can see it being meant for missionaries or the Bible prophets. But what does it have to do with me?” The truth is, we’re all called to one grand, common purpose, and to one ministry: that is, to be like Jesus. We are called to grow in his likeness, to be changed into his express image.

Ken’s Thoughts:
Our salvation has totally been paid for by the sacrifice of Christ Jesus in his willingness to die for us,  Isa. 53.   However, the faith of receiving that gift of life also requires us to make Christ Jesus our LORD instead of Adam.   James teaches us very clearly that faith without works is dead.  And works are what God says they are not us.   Paul covers this in 1 Cor. 3:11-15;  In fact it was on 4/28/55, when this got through my thick skull and it was then that I made Jesus LORD and was saved.  And thus began the process of yielding to  the LORD to learn obedience and to seek to eventually become like HIM.  But walking it out is not my salvation.  Walking it out It is the test of my faith that brought salvation to me.  That it was a totally a  free gift of GOD’S LOVE through the Grace of God due to the LOVE Jesus sent to me by way of HIS cross.  “The wages of sin is death but the gift of GOD is eternal life through Christ Jesus our LORD.”  But if actions and faith are not a match then there is no faith.   “And without faith, it is impossible to please GOD.”  “And faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.”  It is in believing in the great and precious promises that we changed into God’s nature.  And yes,  I know that also there is also  a gift of faith as one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit for ministry.  This is not the same kind of faith.  Saving faith comes from us deciding to seek, knock and ask for the God of Creation to help us find HIM due to the things made,  Rom. 1:17-32.  First thing Apostle Paul wanted to get clear in the Church at Rome. 

An expanded confession of faith:   (A work in progress.)
I confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord, Master, and Savior. By faith in Christ Jesus, I am forgiven, cleansed, healed and made a citizen of His eternal kingdom. Jesus Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law of sin, sickness, weakness and eternal death through His death on the cross for me. I believe in the Trinity of one God: Almighty Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Creator made flesh, The Word of God who was begotten as the second Adam. He was born of a virgin, died for my sins, rose for my justification and is coming again soon, in great glory, to establish His Kingdom on earth. I believe in the new birth from above, the baptism in water, and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I confess that the blood of Jesus Christ has cleansed me from all my sin and I am now made the righteousness of God in and through Christ Jesus. I confess that I can do all things through Christ who is my strength as I abide in Him. I confess that this world is not my home. I confess that I am a pilgrim in a foreign land and I look for that certain return of my Lord Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. I confess that there is but one holy universal and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and all those who are born from above are brethren and citizens of His kingdom. I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is being perfected by the Holy Spirit through the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers and other ministries of His Church until all the faithful come into the unity of the faith and the bond of peace and are changed into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ, (Eph. 4:1 16).

Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org

( Add / Delete, ken@trinity-aloha.org    “Worth Considering” library, found on Homepage.)

There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD,
All who Love, Honor & Obey HIM as LORD are eternal members.

Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;      Iran has produced 55 kilograms (121 lbs) of uranium enriched to 20 percent since the beginning of the year in defiance of the 2015 nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said Wednesday.    Israel notified the US that it is responsible for Tuesday’s attack on an Iranian cargo ship affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, an American official told The New York Times.   Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border.

Seems the CCP Virus has a major impact as well as other STD’s and hidden gang members.

ARMAGEDDON

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16

ARMAGEDDON   “WORTH CONSIDERING”    4/7/21    From Ken Smith<><

The window we now have for Christian Freedom is closing rather quickly now unless in the U.S. there is an National Repentance and Revival.  Some of my good friends are pulling up stakes and moving to Panama for a more secure future.  Jesus shared with us that the darkness would get darker and the Light would get brighter.   The middle of the roaders will have to go one way or the other and that will ultimately become an eternal destiny.  Jesus talks about this To the last church prior to the removal of the Church from earth in Rev. 3:14     “Message to Laodicea “    “To the angel (divine messenger) of the church in [e] Laodicea write:  “These are the words of the Amen, the trusted and faithful and true Witness, the [f] Beginning and Origin of God’s creation:  15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are [g] neither cold (invigorating, refreshing) nor hot (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were [h] cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust]. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have prospered and grown wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked [without hope and in great need], 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see. 19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic and repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior—seek God’s will]. 20 Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me. 21 He who overcomes [the world through believing that Jesus is the Son of God], I will grant to him [the privilege] to sit beside Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down beside My Father on His throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear and heed what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

Notice here that in this last Church prior to John being taken up in to the Heavens that Jesus is outside, what is supposed to be, HIS own Church, knocking to get in.  He wants to give us an eternal treasure, the Holy Spirit so you can see in HIS eternal spiritual world and a covering of HIS righteousness in exchange for your soiled rags.   And if you decided to go with HIM some major changes will be needed and some will not be too comfortable to experience.  You may feel like you are dying to most all that you have known in your past as being of value.  But it is only earthly or temporal value.  And like the dollar, this whole world is in a death spiral of only wanting more.  But the outcome with Jesus will be eternal life rather than an eternal blackness in a void prepared for the fallen angles and lucifer.  You have a whole life time in which to decide but then you really don’t know how long that will be for.  Death can come suddenly and without time to reconsider.  So if you are concerned about the Truth about Eternity it would be good to get into the New Testament and read all about it from one who has returned to tell us about it.  “The Revelation.”  
Also you can find help and support: www.Trinity-Aloha.org   www.OhanaChurch.Life    And   www.CCCInt.org   Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><   ( Change / Delete, ken@trinity-aloha.org    “Worth Considering” Library available as link on HomePage.)  There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD and all who Love, Honor and Obey Christ Jesus as LORD are eternal members.

POLITICAL:

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The Idaho Senate passed a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state by banning them once fetal cardiac activity can be detected.    The U.S. government won’t issue so-called vaccine passports, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, after Texas sought to limit their development because of privacy concerns.    A British court has ruled that the 2018 UK Lancashire Festival of Hope featuring Franklin Graham was subject to discrimination by local authorities which removed festival bus advertisements reading only “Time for Hope,” Assist News reports. The Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services were found to have violated the UK’s Equality Act 2010 by discriminating against the Festival specifically because of Graham’s religious views on homosexuality.   

https://worthy.watch/data-joe-biden-is-detaining-18000-minors-trumps-peak-number-was-just-2600

Nicole Taylor <editor@offthewire.org&gt;   Great Book by Dr. Crandall concerning “Touching Heaven”  Should be compulsive reading for all seeking God’s Truth concerning eternity.

7 scripture passages for hard times by Beth Matheson:  
1. Genesis 3:14-15 — God has always had victory over evil.
2. Psalm 56:8 — Our sorrow matters to God.
3. Proverbs 18:10 — God is our shelter.
4. Romans 5:3-5 — Our pain has a purpose.
5. Romans 8:26-27 — The Holy Spirit prays on our behalf.
6. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 — We have each other.
7. Revelation 21:3-4 — Our suffering will end in joy.

Most conservatives now feel VERY SURE that Trump did really WIN the election !  That the election was TOTALLY rigged.  But Only the Supreme Court could  STILL step in and disqualify the election due to fraud.  But so far they have refused to consider this possible injustice done to the American voters.  We should all write letters to the Supreme Court requesting a review.  After all, they work for us and they are paid by us.   These are the current members of the U.S. Supreme Court: Chief Justice John Roberts. Chief Justice John Roberts. Justice Clarence Thomas. Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Justice Stephen Breyer. Justice Samuel Alito. Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Elena Kagan. Justice Neil Gorsuch. Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 
Mailing Address:     Supreme Court   1 First St NE, Washington, D.C., DC 20543

National Debt. now at about 28 Trillion Dollars.  And looking to add an additional 3.  The house of cards is about to fall again as in 1929 and the U.S. now is  headed into deeply considering socialism at that time.  Socialism is atheistic and lies to the people until in control and then kills or sends to work camps those who object to the lies not happening.  Look at Germany, Russia N. Korea, Venezuela  and China as great Socialists experiments.  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness means nothing under socialism in the ultimate form.  As you can clearly see at this time, those who voted for Biden, voted for socialism and power for the Democratic Party.  (Which is anything BUT democratic.) 

PEACE

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16

PEACE      “WORTH CONSIDERING”     4/5/21 by Ken Smith<><

.Today’s Scripture    (From a church in Texas that I felt to pass along.)
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
(Isaiah 26:3, ESV)
   
Where Peace Is Found
When you go through disappointments and face closed doors, you’ll be tempted to put self-pity and discouragement on the throne. Don’t fall into that trap. Keep God on the throne. He is saying, “If you keep Me on the throne, if you say no to the worry, no to the fear, and no to the offense, you’ll live a peaceful, blessed life.” Keep your mind stayed on Him, pass that test, and you’ll come into favor, blessing, healing, and promotion. And be aware every morning that something is going to try to get back on the throne. You don’t take it down once and you’re done. You have to keep it off. All through the day, worry and self-pity and other negative attitudes will try to creep back on the throne. There’s always something trying to get on the throne.

What’s on your throne? I wonder how much higher we would go, how much more we’d enjoy life, if we kept God on the throne.
   
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are my Savior, my Lord, my provider, my healer, and my deliverer. Thank You for being on my throne, and my health, my finances, my family, and my circumstances are all in the palms of Your hands. I will keep my mind stayed on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Cor

Ken’s Thoughts:
Peace & Jesus go hand in hand.   After all, HE is the Prince of Peace.  The more of us we submit to Jesus as LORD the more Peace we experience.   The more of Adam we submit to, the less Peace we enjoy.   Jesus teaches us not to be concerned and to forget about the past,, HE has it covered.  And Jesus also teaches us not to be concerned about tomorrow that HE will take care of us as we love and submit to HIM.   But I can count on one hand the number of people in my experience that were really walking in that PEACE of GOD everyday due to traditions.  We are taught in the Bible to become like Jesus but we are taught in our schools, homes and churches that some of Adam is expected and OK.   In sharing on Holiness I have had folks challenge me with, “Who do you think I am, Jesus Christ.”   Actually I was only sharing about my efforts to walk in God’s Grace and live by the teaching of Jesus and HIS Apostles in faith.  And actually still working on it.   It is so easy to say something stupid or to be self centered especially when a conversation is moving briskly along.   Or that emotions are high about some issue and we end up in a pile thinking, “WELL!!!  What about ME!!!   Don’t I count, and pride destroys everything.

“Now large crowds were going along with Jesus; and He turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not [a] hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God]—he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry his own cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow after Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] cannot be My disciple.  Luke 14:25-27.  Hate in 1611 was use more to consider preferential love.  In other words, If we are a Christian we love HIM and HIS WORD above all else.  And HE really means to conform to HIS example in loving others through HIM.   Being conformed to Jesus would mean not to be comfortable with anyone not knowing the truth and spending eternity in blackness of darkness for ever.  Yesterday at our resurrection dinner not one soul had anything to say concerning the Resurrection.  

“… and [as to His divine nature] according to the Spirit of holiness was openly designated to be the Son of God with power [in a triumphant and miraculous way] by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 It is through Him that we have received grace and [our] apostleship to promote obedience to the faith and make disciples for His name’s sake among all the Gentiles, 6 and you also are among those who are called of Jesus Christ to belong to Him;” Rom, 1:4-6    So we are called into obedience through faith if we belong to HIM.  How are you doing in your classes in obedience.  Do you even know what HE wants you to be and do?   If you are blessed to live in the Kingdom of God for eternity, how much have you sent ahead with which to Honor the LORD?

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
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Data from hundreds of millions of Facebook users was leaked online on Saturday, including personal information such as phone numbers, full names, and email addresses. The leaked data from 533 million users in 106 countries was posted on an obscure hacking forum.    Top Israeli officials are concerned that the United States is preparing to restart the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran without strengthening it, according to a new report.     The Israel Defense Forces received the first of a series of new spy aircraft, dubbed the Oron, on Sunday that it said would improve its ability to gather intelligence and identify targets for attack in Iran, Iraq, Yemen and other far-flung areas in the Middle East.     The U.S. Special Operations Command is shifting its focus from battling terrorists to fighting Chinese disinformation and preparing for a covert role in any future conflict with Beijing.     Enemy drone attack threats are a key part of the inspiration for newer kinds of laser weapons because they can incinerate drones without generating large amounts of explosive fragmentation. Moreover, newer lasers can scale attacks to align with the target and desired combat effect and, perhaps most of all, travel at the speed of light to destroy drones quickly, ideally before they are able to strike.       A new study finds that at least 55 of the United States’ biggest corporations paid no taxes last year on billions of dollars in profits.  America’s placeholder president, the Communist Chinese ventriloquist’s dummy who fantasizes about becoming the new Franklin Delano Roosevelt, wants vaccination passports badly.

TRADITIONS

Aloha Saints, Family and Friends,  beloved of Jesus and me,  John 3:16

TRADITIONS,     “WORTH CONSIDERING”     4/4/21       From   Ken Smith<><

My wife Sue, started cooking this morning about 4-5 in the morning to have her family over for an Easter Dinner at one.  It was a big spread of ham and poultry and all of the trimmings with home made fresh strawberry ice-cream and mango cheese cake.   We had prayer and dug in.   Folks left about 3 and took Sue till about 5 to get the place all back into order and to bed she went about 6.  Has to work tomorrow…   Get’s up at 4.

Not much said or was there interest in why the day but good food on the table,   chess was played, cell phone buzzed and it was a good family time in spirit of the stealth-full virus.  I will gargle good with Listerine tonight.  Did give away some Jesus Pidgin Books.

The older I get the more uncomfortable I seem to be getting about holidays.   As at my age I don’t have to go to work but get to do mostly what I want to or what I feel the Holy Spirit is guiding me to do.   As to the name Easter or really the Resurrection Day of Christ Jesus, I am more and more getting uncomfortable.   Seems that the name may be due to an English pagan goddess but tradition is tradition and hard to change even if a High Holy Day has very little impact.  Even hard for me to remember to say Happy Resurrection….

Google.  “The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring. The only reference to this goddess comes from the writings of the Venerable Bede, a British monk who lived in the late seventh and early eighth century.”

It is very interesting for me as to what Jesus had to say about traditions:   “… and they had seen that some of His disciples ate their bread with [ceremonially] impure hands, that is, unwashed [and defiled according to Jewish religious ritual]. 3 ([a] For the Pharisees and all of the Jews do not eat unless they [b] carefully wash their hands, holding firmly to the traditions of the elders; 4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they [c] cleanse themselves [completely according to ritual]; and there are many other things [oral, man-made laws and traditions handed down to them] which they follow diligently, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper utensils.) Mark 7:2

And this is the teaching that Jesus had for them:   6 He replied, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), as it is written [in Scripture],  ‘These people honor Me with their lips,  But their heart is far from Me.7 ‘They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense],Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].’8 You disregard and neglect the commandment of God, and cling [faithfully] to the tradition of men.

However,   Paul encourages us: “Imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.  2 I praise and appreciate you because you remember me in everything and you firmly hold to the [a] traditions [the substance of my instructions], just as I have passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to understand that Christ is the head (authority over) of every man, and man is the head of woman, and God is the head of Christ.  1 Cor.11:1 “   So there are good traditions and bad traditions and how do we tell the difference?   By knowledge of the Word of God as validated in context with all of the 66 writings.

So our Creator sent Jesus to give us a living example of good traditions as per Heb. 1:3,   “The Son is the radiance and only expression of the glory of [our awesome] God [reflecting God’s Shekinah glory, the Light-being, the brilliant light of the divine], and the exact representation and perfect imprint of His [Father’s] essence, and upholding and maintaining and propelling all things [the entire physical and spiritual universe] by His powerful word [carrying the universe along to its predetermined goal]. When He [Himself and no other] had [by offering Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for sin] accomplished purification from sins and established our freedom from guilt, He sat down [revealing His completed work] at the right hand of the Majesty on high [revealing His Divine authority],

John the Beloved, teaches it this way:   “Whoever confesses and acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides continually in him. 17 In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.

Also it is the LIGHT of TRUTH and that continuity of truth that makes the Bible, the Word of God.  Not the details in the translations.   In John 8, Jesus tells the religious leaders of HIS day 3 times that the “I AM”, Word of God, was speaking through HIM to them.  They understood clearly as they picked up rocks to kill HIM.  But not one translation that I know of gets it totally accurate 3 times.   Adam was created as a new species to grow into the image and likeness of GOD in 4K BC +/-.  He was told to replenish and subdue the earth.  So the earth (outside the garden) was still out of order as per Isa.14:17 which fits nicely in between Gen.1:1 & Gen 1:2.  Is there any history of an intelligent creator making a mess?  Seems the translators have an issue with that one as well and some only allow 6,000 years for the age of all creation?   But the overall Truth of the Prophets and Apostles in prophesy makes it very clear that our Creator loves us and has given us an opportunity to join with HIM for all eternity in Christ Jesus through the whole Bible.  On the other side, how can you prove extinction.  How do you prove there is nothing on the other side to the door of death.  The unfounded faith in extinction, to me, seems only a ploy of the enemy of our souls to make us feel comfortable in rejecting God’s salvation.   Extinction gives us a blind reason to try to be our own little ego king on our own little turf.  Logically,  if you can not prove extinction, (and you can’t)  in humility it would be better off in spending your time searching for the real TRUTH.   Asking good questions for good answers.  Why toss the potential of Eternal life under the buss.    Why not just toss out the dirty bath water,  and there is a lot of it.  If I am wrong, it will make no difference to me at all.   But if in humility and obedience I accept what I believe to be God’s Truth, and it is HIS Truth,  I have gained eternal life with my Maker. 

Hope to see you all in the Kingdom,  Ken<><  www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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IT IS FINISHED

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16

IT IS FINISHED,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”    4/2/21       From Ken Smith<><

When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit. John 19:30 CSB      3/23/21 by Melody at Day Spring

I had read this Scripture in John 19 so many times—the last words Jesus spoke on the day He was crucified. I knew that in those final moments as He was there on the cross, Jesus simply said, “It is finished,” closed His eyes, and died.

There’s such gravity in that moment. Imagining the Son of God, our Savior, with His battered and broken body nailed to a cross, stirs up a sense of both sadness and shame. He endured such terrible things that even thinking about them leads me to close my eyes in sorrow. Most every time I heard or read the story, my focus was on what happened, the events themselves, and less so on those three simple words He spoke at the end: “It is finished.” What did Jesus mean when He said “it is finished?”

A few months ago, my friend and Pastor Rodney Holmstrom spoke on this Scripture before a large Celebrate Recovery congregation, and he challenged each of us to really consider those words. In that moment, he said, Christ was not simply stating the obvious—that His earthly life was over. He was declaring that our sins were forgiven once and for all, their price paid by His sacrifice.

I knew this in my head. Of course I did. But had I taken it into my heart?

Rodney asked us, could we say these words out loud? “When He said, ‘It is finished,’ He was talking about me.” Could we write those words in a journal and mean them? Could we look into a mirror and speak them?

I tried, and I was surprised by how difficult it was for me to say them, how easy it was to shy away from them, as if my mistakes were too great for His forgiveness. It was simultaneously painful and humbling to realize the truth in that statement, and the truth was this: In that moment and by His death, Christ paid the price for every sin no matter how great—even for mine. Every wrong I had ever or would ever commit was forgiven, the debt for it paid in full, before I ever drew my first breath. I only had to accept it. How could that be?

I left that service that night with the weight of those words still clinging to my thoughts: When He said, “It is finished,” He was talking about me. At home, I tried saying them aloud again and again. And while it was still difficult, I found that each time I spoke them, my heart had a harder time rejecting them. The truth began to win. Later, I spent some time writing and creating around John 19:30 in my Journaling Bible, and I found that with each moment that I lingered there, those words became further etched onto my heart.

It’s fascinating how we can spend years knowing something without fully accepting it as certainty. Since childhood, I had believed that Jesus died for our sins and accepting Him meant we were forgiven. But isn’t it often easier to think that applies to everyone else?

I came to recognize that the shame and guilt of my own mistakes had clouded my understanding. I had believed the lies in my head (as so many of us do), like: I’ve made too many mistakes. Maybe I’m different. How could He really forgive me? My sin is just too great… I had let those lies sink deeply into my heart. But speaking and writing that simple, declarative sentence began to destroy the lies by covering them with his truth—that no sin is too great for his mercy, not even mine—and it brought me immediate peace and joy.

Today, as you consider the events from the day Jesus was crucified, as you consider Jesus’ last words, as you ponder that weighty moment when His spirit passed, try speaking those words aloud (even if you have to whisper them to get them out): When He said, ‘It is finished,’ He was talking about me.

Then say it again. Accept this truth—that Jesus died to grant the forgiveness of sins for all who accept Him—and annihilate the lie that your sins are too great or too numerous. Try writing it down or reflecting in the pages of your Journaling Bible. How does it feel to know that every mistake—past, present or future—is covered and the debt is paid in full? When Jesus said “it is finished,” He was talking about me. He was talking about you.

Good Thursday,   7 last words of Christ Jesus, the LORD   (Jesus was in the tomb 3 nights.)
1.  “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  (Matthew 27:46)
2. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).
3. “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).
4. “Dear Woman, here is your son!” and “Here is your mother!”  (John 19:26-27).
5. “I am thirsty” (John 19:28). Psalm 22:15, &  69:21:
6. “It is finished!” (John 19:30).
7. “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” (Luke 23:46)

Jesus know all about this prior to yielding to this time of agony for us threw the Old Testament prophesies.   He did it for the Glory that was set before HIM in faith…..   “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of [a] witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, 2 [ looking away from all that will distract us and ] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, [b] disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [ revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].  Hebrews 12:1-3

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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FREE WILL & GOD’S FAVOR

FREE WILL & FAVOR,   WORTH CONSIDERING”  4/1/21    From Ken Smith<><

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.  (Psalm 84:11, NIV)
    

It’s Called Favor, Grace, Blessing, Power.
What God has in your future can’t be accomplished on your own. There are places He’s going to take you that you can’t get to by yourself. There will be obstacles that look too big, dreams that seem impossible. If it were only up to you, you’d get stuck. The good news is that God has bestowed on you something that gives you an advantage, that opens doors that you can’t open, that makes you stand out in the crowd. It’s called “favor.” Favor will cause good breaks to come to you that you don’t deserve. You weren’t next in line, but you got the promotion. That’s the favor of God.

You’ve been faithful, honoring God. Get ready for favor. Get ready for an explosive blessing. God is about to do something unusual, something that you’ve never seen, promotion that you didn’t work for, and good breaks that you didn’t deserve. You can’t explain it or take credit for it. It’s the favor of God.
    
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that Your favor has been upon my life in so many ways. Thank You for the countless things You’ve made happen for my good that I could never make happen. I am getting ready for explosive blessings that are gifts of Your favor that I don’t deserve. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts: (Missing the Grace/Favor  of God is our usual issue.)    Letters written…..
 If your hand causes you to stumble and sin, cut it off [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]! It is better for you to enter life crippled, than to have two hands and go into [a] hell, into the unquenchable fire, 44 [b][where their worm does not die, and the fire is not put out.] 45 If your foot causes you to stumble and sin, cut it off [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]! It would be better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and be thrown into hell, Mark 9:43-45 (Jesus,  Just one of many verses on the subject,):

Obviously, Christ Jesus was not talking about externals as chopping off something would not change the heart. It is our heart that needs to be changed to be able to then walk with Jesus in love, honor, respect and obedience by choice. When we find and believe in the Great and Precious Promises of God and choose to change than we find God’s Grace to help us make the needed changes in Christ Jesus. The letter of the law kills but the Spirit gives LIFE. And it is also obvious that if we don’t want God’s change there remains only a painful eternal darkness to embrace our eternal souls. With the Creation there is always balance. With the Joy of the Heavens there is also the opposite in hell. At this time on earth, with an eternal soul, we are in the middle of that eternal choice. God is in the process of creating an eternal Kingdom and Family of Righteousness that follows Jesus as King of Kings. We have been invited. But it is up to us as to whether we join or not. And if we do accept we must elect to  put on the righteousness of Christ Jesus and walk it out to the end of our life on earth. It is not how we start but how we end up that decides our eternal consequences in eternity.

God is using lucifer’s pride and rebellion to fit out an eternal spiritual gym with the weights that can either make us very strong or can send us off into a Christ less eternity.   It is fool proof for victory if we find and follow the directions.   But if we try to do it on our own then along with lucifer (who also tried to do in on his own) our soul will eventually be consigned to an eternal black hole where light does not exist.   Ezekiel 28:11 & Isaiah 14:12   tell a lot more about that story.

Of course we are in mid process of seeing this all come to pass due to the sacrifice of our LORD JESUS CHRIST as the lamb of God, sent to save us from our sins if we will let HIM. Rom. 10: 9-10. He is the fire and if we are in HIM we have the ultimate victory. Better to burn out than to rot out, for sure. Don’t you think.

The Holy Bible is the only authority. And the unity of the Old Testament with the New Testament is amazing. Over 300 verses in the Old Test. concerning the advent of Christ Jesus and most have already been fulfilled like Ps. 22 and Isa. 53….. Jesus is the guarantee of Heaven.   Jesus returned in HIS resurrection and told the apostles all about it, especially John in The Revelation. All of the disciples, even Judas agreed that Jesus is the Son of God as well as the Son of Man. And all 11 + Paul witnessed to the resurrection of Christ Jesus. I am working on a book called: “Handbook For Atheists:” (who want to believe.) interested? The Bible is full of scientific facts that could not have been known except for Intelligent Design of a Creator.   I was an Earth Science Major in College. I had to find answers to a lot of questions prior to becoming a Christian in 1955. So write me if interested.

So logically, unless you know all that there is to know about everything in creation, how can you logically be an atheist? How can you be sure that Intelligent Design is not working behind the knowable so that your Free Will can be totally valid with no manipulation AND YET TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE.    Perhaps you are simply an agnostic? But then it would seem logical to ask questions rather than exposes a lack of knowledge? Certainly if logical, you would want to know. It would be so very sad to pass through life and miss the last flight out. By the way I also agree that the flood may have been the known world and not the whole world. Perhaps an axis shift and it took a while for the water to settle down to a new rotation pattern. There are many other issues with a world wide flood. But this is not a life or death issue. So if you are interested in seeking some answers for your questions, I would be happy to try to help. Long ago, 1950, I was on the path that you may be on today in my Cosmic Glue Theology without God. But don’t get emotionally bent because you think you know me, or know what I know or believe.  Before honor is humility.


Yours in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy.  Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org

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Emerging Church, Christ or AntiChrist ?

Aloha Saints, Family and Friend,   3/30/23

Viewing a good overview of the religious deceitful “Emerging,   New Age,  Post Modern Church” of today.  A Church of the “Progressive Gospel.”   Worth Considering as concerning the antichrist,  The NWO that is beginning to move strongly today in our world.

Do you really understand the big powerful lie that is being floated as truth for this generation.

Man’s lies concerning being truth are invading The Church of Christ Jesus and replacing God’s Truth,  can you tell the difference?   This video is a great help for this.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/storefront/ref=sv_atv_2?filterId=OFFER_FILTER%3DPRIME&node=2858905011

Takes an hour and a half so be sure you have the time,  but well worth the Time….for your soul.

Yours, in HIS great love and HIS wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken Smith<><  www.Trinity-Aloha.org