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FIREWORKS       “WORTH CONSIDERING”   12/27/20      From Ken Smith<><

Not sure why, but from a very little kid I have loved the Big Boom.  Seems I was brought up that way as my Dad always loved the 4th of July and New Years Eve.   I can remember at our little general everything store in Frankfort, Kentucky out on the main road from Frankfort to Lexington my Dad had a little store called   “TryService”   He had a double gas pump out front  with a little cement curb around it and a gravel driveway for parking in front of the store.  The building had a full basement and had two bedrooms in the attic with stairs down the center of the building.  I was in the 1st grade at the time at Elkhorn Grade School about ½ mile up the hill on the south.  The gas pumps were the old kind with the 10 gal. glass container at the time so you first filled the container to the gallons to be sold and them opened a valve and gravity did the work of putting the gas in the tank. .19 ½ cents per gallon at the time.  

So Dad would get in all kinds of firework to sale and in order to get more business would be busting them out next to the gas pumps.   This is about 1939 and no one really was concerned at all.  After all the only hard surface for busting off torpedoes was the cement around the gas pumps.  He had M-80’s and roman candles and bottle rockets and big strings of firecrackers and the place would smell of black powder all night long, I really was in heaven. 

In Hawaii the Chinese New Year and the Western New Year are celebrated on the same evening so in a few more days there will again be the smell of black powder but not nearly the noise of my experience.  But in the universe as we look around at how things are made and changed it would seem that the Creator may also like a big bang once in a while.  Jesus mentions it in Matt.24:6-8 as earthquakes which also includes volcanic action as well.  In fact let me quote the verses for you: “6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.  7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;
8 All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the [a] birth pangs [of the [b] intolerable anguish].   So as we look around today what is going on in the world.  In the King James Bible Pestilence is also mentioned… (Covid 19 ?)  False-Christ, Persecutions, Wars, Famines, Earthquakes….  Birth Pains for what?  Luke also writes about this in Luke 13 and Mark in Mark 21 So it must be very important for the generation that finds themselves in that time zone.  So as I study these 3 points of view about what Jesus shared as future events in order to answer the questions of the disciples we get an overview picture of what will be happening just before the Lord returns for HIS Church and to not be fearful or concerned.  Of course if you are not a part of HIS Church that could be a problem.  So I have added my small 11 page paper concerning these events if you are further interested.

But again, when I understand how the universe is made and the collisions that occur even to our little blue planet it would seem that our Heavenly Creator enjoys colors, explosions and a massive show of energy.   Use to do a little logging with my son David and in putting in a small road there were lots of stumps.   No houses around so used dynamite.   Put 8 sticks under a 3′ stump and it would jump out of the ground about 12′ feet in the air or so, use to love doing that.  Still tempted to make some real noise this New Years but might not be a good witness to end up in jail again, especially at my age.
So seems where I am going with the Sunday/Monday note is that Our Wonderful Creator also loves to make the stars dance and has invited us to join with him like me and my Dad at the front of TryService for some eternal fun and joy and fireworks but we have to decide to learn to mind.

My Dad was very careful of what he allowed  me to do and to have fun with him I needed to mind.  And I learned and still have all of my fingers on both hands so it is neat to be able to write to you tonight about all this.

Personally I believe in a Big Bang when our Creator took some of HIS energy and converted it into matter and atoms and galaxies and solar systems and planets and into you and me.  I have no issues as to a 7 day solar day week as is not spelled out.  Plants were on the 3rd day and Sun/moon and stars were available to be seen on the 4th day.   It takes 13.26 billion light-years for light to reach earth from   MACS0647-JD   the farthest known galaxy from the Earth based on the photo-metric redshift. It has a redshift of about z = 10.7, equivalent to a light travel distance of 13.26 billion light-years (4 billion parsecs).  Our Creator does not live in our dimension of time,  With Him there is no beginning and no end and no floor, walls or ceiling in HIS dimension.  Time is not a factor.  Between Gen.1:1 and Gen1:2, Something happened that was catastrophic as God who is LIGHT did not create darkness and void.  Isaiah writes about this.  Isa.14:16-24 And Ezekiel 28:18-19 backs this up.   Adam was given the world and commanded to subdue it and to replenish it.  And to not eat of the tree of good and evil.  In rebellion and pride he exercised his free will to defy his Creator.  That did not work out very well for him or his kids, who are us.  Or for the planted as we really take a good look and what is going on around us.  So I leave you with that thought to make a report card and give yourself marks as to hand to Jesus in the judgment.  I have had to go to summer school twice to catch up and graduate on time.

Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<><   ( Add / Delete,  Find “Worth Considering” Library link on our Homepage.)

Prayers For:
David Sinklen:  I was admitted to the ICU of a lovely good hospital in Lake Oswego Oregon. Have extreme shortness of breath and extreme limitations of movement.  I sure do appreciate the prayers of the saints perhaps you could send my request off onto your address list you know a lot of people,  a lot of praying people.    (David is a wonderful man of God,  we need him here for now.  Gen.6:3)

Dollar future and 666 ?  Casy Research LLC   (Very Interesting, slam or spam?)       (Not a good showing on BBB but interesting.)

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