Thursday, October 04, 2018

The Handwriting On the Wall

Regardless of how this Senate hearing for the Supreme Court nominee turns out, we the people are losing . . .

If Dr. Ford's testimony causes Judge Kavanaugh to lose the appointment, it will be official that we, as citizens, are no longer presumed innocent until proven guilty.  If Judge Kavanaugh does receive the appointment to the SCOTUS, Dr. Ford has set us back 60 years in regard to reporting sex crimes.  Not to mention how much trafficking will likely be ignored, now . . .  The fact that our government now amounts to little more than a political circus is sad.  This entire mess was orchestrated to cause emotions to soar, at this late hour.  American politics is now adrenaline driven.

We may also be looking at the end of the statute of limitation . . . especially for unprovable allegations that are not prosecuted.  Even if the allegations are true, it's been far too many years to prosecute, yet a person's reputation, career, and ultimately their life can be ruined.  The court of public opinion can be merciless.  I understand the concept of repressed memories, but she claims to have spoken of the matter back in 2012. 

As for the FBI investigation.  Everyone knows this is a red herring, at best.  This is the same agency that didn't bother to investigate a high school dropout making threats, who actually followed through on those threats at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  This is nothing more than a stall tactic or flare for a bit more drama.  Now that I've read the responses to the report, it's clear that the division still stands.  For those who oppose Judge Kavanaugh, the investigation was not thorough enough and it's satisfactory for those who were already set to confirm him.  There are three Senators (undecided) who are enjoying their 15 minutes of absolute power . . .

Isn't it interesting that Judge Kavanaugh's integrity is in question based upon a single accusation from several years ago.  There have been no complaints throughout his career.  This is not a criminal matter, but he stands to lose every thing, if there is a problem.  Let's also consider the integrity of the people judging his integrity.  I believe these senate hearings are the very definition of paradox.

There's no way for America to come out of this, because either way, we the people are at serious odds over this situation.  Let's face it, nearly everyone had their mind made up as soon as the news broke, based purely on political affiliation.  We the people didn't need an advise and consent hearing.  Besides, I think the decision has already been made.  I do have to wonder, though, what else has been going into place while this has mesmerized the nation.

America, we're slipping and slipping badly.  The workings of our government should not be comparable to a season finale of Dallas or a Jerry Springer show.

"And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.  Prophet of Holy Scripture

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Consistency

In making several changes as of late, one thing remains the same.  This blog has never had the reputation of presenting a politically correct perspective, and that consistency shall remain.

In all the legal drama this country is facing from the LGBTQetc. . . community regarding same sex marriage, cakes, venues, and flowers, one judge has reminded us, there is still a first amendment that not only protects the gay community in their statement of free speech, but cake decorating is an art that is also protected by the first amendment!

A same-sex couple filed a claim against Tastries Bakery saying the owner would not make their wedding cake because of religious beliefs. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

The first court battle caught my attention a few years ago, against Jack Phillips in Colorado, before same sex marriage was even legal in the state!  This is truly how outrageously it all began.  A business man was literally persecuted for not creating a work of art for an event that he does not believe in, and was not legal in the state in which he does business.  Now, how did the spin take place to make it a situation of discrimination when the two men could not legally get married in Colorado?

The second case was truly sad, in that two women sought out this small family bakery to bring destruction.  So far, they've succeeded.  Now, what has that done for their cause?  Before this particular incident, I wasn't pro-gay and I do believe Scripture teaches against same sex unions, but I was of the ilk, "live and let live."  I'm fine with someone who chooses to disagree with me, and doesn't want my beliefs to affect their way of life; as long as that is a two way street.  As an independent small business owner, when a fellow entrepreneur is targeted, I take note.  "Sweetcakes by Melissa" was not protesting gay marriage, the bakery simply did not want to participate in a gay marriage!  That should be an obvious difference for those who choose to incorporate logic in their perspective.

These situations have needed some logic for some time and I'm glad to see there is finally an appreciation of the artistry of cake decorating.  Wedding cakes are usually the secondary focus of the wedding, second only to the bride.  To order a specially designed cake is absolutely expecting a work of art!  If any of these couples felt otherwise, they could have gone to their Walmart bakery, just picked up a tiered cake, and added their special topper, but they wanted a hand-made, uniquely designed work of art.

I find it difficult to believe there are no other bakers who wouldn't have been more than happy to design a unique cake for these couples.  I'll probably say this wrong, but I would think the gay community would be as cohesive as any other group that wants to support their people.  Whether it's a gay baker or a baker that had no religious objections, I'd think they'd want to support those businesses, rather than target those who would rather not sell their art for something they don't believe in.  When those two men set out to destroy Jack Phillips, and those two women targeted the Kleins, that spoke volumes as to underlying intent and truth be told, I would venture to say, actually lost support for their cause.

My thought on this matter is pretty succinct.  These people who have targeted independent business owners, must be so unhappy in their choices, that they have to spread the unhappiness and destruction.  I'd guess these bakers truly do have lives that bring out the "covet" in folks who perhaps don't have contentedness.  Most dissatisfied customers just take their business elsewhere, rather than attempt to take the business.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.  Torah of Holy Scripture



Sunday, February 04, 2018

Dare We Question Boldly?

In a society of text codes and agency initials, isn't it interesting that Conspiracy Theory and Critical Thinking both have the same initials?  Not to mention "Controversial Topics, Chem-Trails, and Creation Therapy."  It would seem Conspiracy Theory became a common term in our society about the same time the concept of Critical Thinking was pretty much eliminated in our general culture . . .

Although weaning myself away from my political addiction did take some time, I have to credit former President Obama for my distancing from political posts.  Disagreeing with him, always came with some sort of negative label, that really amounted to nothing more than character assassination.  Whereas; disagreeing with G.W. was just politics, as usual.  It troubled me greatly that we had actually elected an administration that could not be disagreed with, or even questioned; yet was supported by so many Americans.  That sign of the times took awhile to process . . . and once I did, writer's block ensued for a time.

Now that the format has changed in the periodical published from this source, Contemplation of Preponderance will be used to present various topics that are either controversial or considered conspiratorial.  We'll do everything we can, here to use our own critical thinking skills and encourage the same in our readers.  We do not have to agree or disagree with every topic based upon our political or religious affiliations.  Sometimes, even often . . . the majority is wrong!

Before launching, fully into this new direction of "conspiracy theory," I thought I'd see what Wikipedia had to say about the subject.  So, here we go . . . first paragraph:
"conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes an unwarranted conspiracy, generally one involving an illegal or harmful act carried out by government or other powerful actors. Conspiracy theories often produce hypotheses that contradict the prevailing understanding of history or simple facts. The term is a derogatory one.

I wanted to include the Etymology, as the dictionary definition, as well as the history is quite telling.  Historically speaking, it's apparently a fairly new phrase, which was used quite sparingly and considered somewhat neutral, until the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  The early neutrality of the term is argued, but for the most part, conspiracy theory was not a term of general use until the CIA coined the phrase to discredit those who doubted the official version of JFK's death.  Apparently it was through the sixties, "Conspiracy Theory" became the negative term to officially replace "critical thinking," and has gained traction, since.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event". It cites a 1909 article in The American Historical Review as the earliest usage example, although it also appears in journals as early as April 1870. The word "conspiracy" derives from the Latin con- ("with, together") and spirare ("to breathe").
According to John Ayto, the phrase conspiracy theory was originally a neutral term and acquired a pejorative connotation only in the 1960s, with an implication that the theorist is paranoid.[10] Lance deHaven-Smith has similarly suggested that the term was deployed in the 1960s by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to discredit John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories. Robert Blaskiewicz rejects such claims, asserting instead that the term has always been derogatory and pointing to examples demonstrating that this has been so since the nineteenth century.

As we present various topics in this publication, I must reiterate, we have become a society of filtered, yet flooded information which has served to often divide and distract "we the people" from what I consider to be the true issues that are of actual concern to us.  I will use the assassination of JFK to make my point.  

The Report of the Warren Commission has been doubted for over 50 years, movies suggesting the potential mendacity of the report have been made; yet the Report remains the official historical account.  The fact that our nation has continued to politically divide since the sixties, only serves to prove, we actually lost site of the fact our President was gunned down in front of thousands and nearly 60 years later, we know that we still don't who did it.  We've accepted, while doubting, not only the official report, but the general distrust of every aspect of official authority!  The distrust and mistrust has grown exponentially.    

The programming is strong and relentless.  Many are afraid to question the government, while others are ashamed to believe what we are told.  The solution?  

The Bible is as current as today's headlines and definitely accurate! 

G-d is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time for a Change

I've been doing this blog for several years now, and although I refer to it as, a-political, it is political, it's just anti-partisan . . .  I think both parties are working together, against "we the people!"  Yet, I digress . . . The format of this blog is changing to align with the format of the new periodical that will replace The Goshen Gazette.

Our Heavenly Father has led me to be more specific in the information I publish, which is specifically; holistic wellness.  We need to get healthier and for that to truly happen, we need to get healthy from the inside out . . . We are not bodies with a spirit; rather we are spirit with a body.  Thus our health, wellness, and lifestyle must reflect a new direction to receive the health and wellness we need for the lifestyle we were created to enjoy!

In this new direction of health, we all undoubtedly have room for improvement in probably all areas of life, but I believe we should begin with the spirit.  We need a relationship with our Creator.  There is One way to begin that relationship and that is through His Son, then to follow His Son, we must seek His Word.  The Word is metaphorically compared to food, and The Spirit to water, Living Water.  In the Beatitudes, Messiah said, "blessed are they who hunger and thirst . . ."  Sadly, many of us are so busy in the cares of everyday living, we are starving our spirits.  We need time to be replenished, restored, and refreshed.  In the Word daily, and remembering Sabbath, not only strengthens our spirit, but refreshes our mind, and restores our body.

We also need to have some "disconnect" time from the world and headlines.  Current events are enough to drag most any sane person down.  The news is one horrific headline after another, with advertisements for pharmakeia.  No wonder our society spends so much on health care, while staying so ill!  Bad news, bad medicine . . .  When we get things in the right order in our life, our information will be filtered by the Holy Spirit before we let our mind dwell on it, and we'll desire better subjects upon which to ponder.  Philippians 4:8 comes to mind.

Fad diets come and fad diets go . . . What a person truly needs is a healthy, balanced diet of real food.  With GMOs and prepackaged everything, real food is becoming more difficult to find.  Then there is the whole clean and unclean issue, but that will be for another blog.  The best way to know what you are eating is to raise it yourself.  I realize everyone cannot have a full garden, but even one improvement will be valuable, and that leads to the next phase of physical health, which is exercise, and what I call "dirt therapy."  Scripture tells us, we were created from the dust of the earth, and there is something very therapeutic about having our hands in the dirt.  In just, even a bit of gardening; while getting our hands dirty, the activity level, Vitamin D, and fresh air is increased.  Last and certainly not least, in our quest for improved health, is proper rest.  Sleep is basic to each of us, but rest is important.  The proper rest not only includes a decent night's sleep, but a day of rest.  Many times in Scripture, the Sabbath is mentioned, as a day set apart from the other six days.  Resting on Sabbath is as important to our bodies, as "charging time is for our smart phones!"

I can't do a thing about the direction of America, as it has been prophesied.   Voicing my disdain for our political smoke and mirrors isn't really doing anyone any good, and my season of venting has come to a close.  This blog is moving on to a higher purpose . . .
American politics will be American politics until America is out of business, either by way of being part of the One World Order, or the Harlot of Babylon up in smoke!

Come now, and let us reason together, saith YHUH: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:  a Prophet of Holy Scripture

Monday, December 04, 2017

Artificial Intelligence

Videos of Sophia have arrived in my email and messenger.  If you haven't heard of this latest advancement in technology, I would encourage you to do a bit of research . . . at least Google!  This is either the ultimate in distractions or a genuine glimpse into the future.  It does appear to be the quintessential definition of what it is, for humanity to "outsmart itself!"  In other words, I'm thinking artificial intelligence is the dumbest thing, yet!

A robot that can increase in knowledge and replicate human expression, in my humble opinion; may very well be the Nephelim many self-studied eschatologists are looking for.  From what we can understand in Scripture, the Nephelim were larger than life human hybrids.  I believe we have a different type of "larger than life" Nephelim amongst us now, with more planned in the near future.

Then there's the medical technology to be introduced into the human body.  https://www.nephrologynews.com/implantable-artificial-kidney-developers-partner-home-dialyzors-united/   When I first read of the artificial kidney, I was uneasy, but immediately thought of the number of dialysis centers in any given city and realized this is likely to be a well received idea.  Really, though, it's not so ground breaking, as we already have pace makers, artificial knees and hips, rods and screws in bones, and  . . . we all loved the Bionic Man in the 70's.  Seriously, technical replacement parts for humans have been in the plans for some time now.  It would appear to be only a matter of time until humans have inhuman artificial implants and robots are going to college and teaching our kids.

Humans with technological replacement parts and robots with intelligence . . . How long will it be, before we simply won't be able to tell one from the other?  From what I'm seeing on social media, medical microchips are coming, but many Bible believers have decided microchips cannot possibly be "the mark of the beast," so it looks like many will be accepting those in the near future.  It's quite disconcerting to read some of the comments that have completely "spiritualized" the mark of the beast, regarding a day of worship.  The Revelation 13 says it will be used for buying and selling.  Buying and selling is physically tangible!  I definitely believe religion and health care will be the primary providers of the mark of the beast. 

For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  ~ words of Messiah in Matthew 24:24

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Let's Talk Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Back before essential oils were trendy, they did exist!  I realize, to many, this may news!  Essential oils have existed for ages, but before the big MLMs, primarily only those in alternative health care knew about them and used them.  Massage therapists added certain essential oils to their massage oil.  Reflexologists used them with their clients.  But that was back in the day, anything outside of mainstream medicine was considered "quackery."  I've been using Essential Oils since Aura Cassia was the main name known in EOs and the choices were slim.  The products were good, but few.  Even back in the 70s and 80s, there were more, but I remember specifically: lavender, lemon, peppermint, and patchouli.  Evening Primrose Oil was a specialty item . . .

I had already been practicing reflexology and iridology for many moons, when Young Living entered the picture in 1993.  Through my years of continuing education of alternative modalities in the 90s, I cannot think of a single company that recommended the ingestion of Essential Oils.  Everything I learned about Essential Oils and Aromatherapy taught they were for external application and not to be taken orally!

Now a "Johnny come lately" EO MLM is telling us Essential Oils are to be ingested . . . Not all of them, and not for children, but their company loyal "marketeers" believe they are covering themselves in regard to the FDA, when in actuality, this instruction to take EOs orally is what brings the FDA into the picture.  From a non MLM perspective, this company appears to be attempting to place all EOs under the regulation of the FDA.  That will certainly get rid of the old school, non MLM practitioners, and bring about two other changes.  First, the MLM which shall remain nameless, is vying for their place in mainstream medicine and appears to be willing to go head to head; or become a part of Big Pharma.  If I were a betting woman, my money would be on the latter . . . Second, the nameless MLM is one of only two that will be able to afford the testing for compliance with the FDA.  Alternative health care needs to remain outside of mainstream, both for choice and integrity!

I see a real problem coming from this company who recommends the ingestion of Essential Oils, as only "theirs" are pure enough and have an unmatched therapeutic standard.  Welcome to both the F and D of the FDA.  Call me a skeptic, but I just don't believe this is about covering themselves in the potential event of standardized testing.  This seems more of taking the initiative to open the door wide open to regulation, thus eliminating most of the competition!  One of the distributors for this company explained it to me in a very interesting way.  She likened her company to WalMart . . . and how there are still small time competitors.  First and foremost, I would also liken this nameless MLM to WalMart . . . but to add a little reminder here.  Most "mom and pop" stores did disappear with the building of the Supercenters.  Yet, I digress, back to the invitation to the FDA by the MLM.  FDA stands for Food and Drug Administration.  So, if a product is not recommended to be ingested, nor does it make any claims of treatment, the FDA is not involved!  Those of us who have been outside of mainstream for over a quarter of a century like it here and we are still sharing our information with anyone who is interested!  I've watched this "Johnny Come Lately" company long enough to have a great deal of skepticism about the integrity of its business protocol.

A direct quote from an internet search, which equates to "self-policing:"  Without an accepted standard for essential oil quality, "Unnamed MLM" created its own testing process, calling it CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy.
Once a company has established its own testing process and standard, how does another company meet that registered trademark standard, as it is exclusively owned by the company that registered it? . . . Or does the competition establish a different standard?

When I read and hear of the recipes that include Essential Oil in a beverage, I'm reminded of the old adage:  "oil and water do not mix."  Essential Oil can't be "diluted" in water.  Essential oil, however; can rest on the water's surface, giving aroma as well as flavor if ingested.   Centuries ago, Scripture told us, oil was to be applied externally!

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of Y'hshuah:  James 5:14


Thursday, September 21, 2017

A False Revival in the Making

To be restored as promised in Joel 2 and according to II Chronicles 7, we must turn, or repent, return and be reconciled.  There will be some good things that happen in America, that's why the false revival will be so believable, in the beginning.  It will not appear to begin as "false!"  There will be some true hearts wanting to please our Creator, but . . . considering the fact that ancient Israel, the chosen people, always managed to be derailed, America is already "proudly" proclaiming an attempt to "do what is right in our own eyes!"  Scripturally speaking, "doing what is right in our own eyes" does not align with "repentance."

There are so many varying interpretations of Daniel and the book of the Revelation, they cannot all be correct!  Then there's the "pre-trib rapture" theory vs. the mid-trib, vs. post-trib.  To be honest, I truly tried to believe in the pre-trib rapture, but I just couldn't . . . Messiah and Paul made entirely too many statements regarding persecution, and let's face it, the country with the most Bibles has it pretty easy.  I realize there is some pressure coming on, but realistically, we've not seen anything of the magnitude experienced by the prophets and apostles.
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.  But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, . . . And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:22-24, 26

What I feel led to mention is the fact that many believe the anti-Christ will be hateful and horrifying, and at some point the One World Order will persecute the remnant to the point of martyrdom, but in the early days of this unifying power, it will genuinely seem like a good thing.  The anti-Christ is actually better translated "false Messiah."  We've seen two really good political examples of this in America in the last decade and I'm not blaming either man, but rather pointing out just how loyal and faithful their "followers" are.  Democrats acted like Obama was the long awaited Messiah.  Now, those who have been politically disgruntled find absolutely no fault in Trump, and actually defend him as faithfully as Obama fans defended him.  I'm not offering any disrespect toward President Trump.  I pray for him and have written him a letter.  I do not believe President Trump is a bad man, but he is not terribly knowledgeable about Scripture.  He has some very poor spiritual advisers, and I believe this will lead to a false revival across America.

Although we won't admit it, we've had politically correct Christianity for years in America, a sinner's prayer that doesn't change lives, and folks placing their faith in all sorts of things calling it "of G-d!"  The fact that there are two upcoming, promoted "gatherings" next month indicates we are at the threshold of spiritual change and possible division to the very core of our nation.  The first one actually takes place in Washington DC.  "America's Tent of Meeting" is scheduled to take place through three days of Feast of Tabernacles or "Sukkot."   On the surface, this may sound wonderful and if even one person's eyes are opened, it will be well worth it, but this is a political gathering using a Feast of YHUH, to man's convenience and agenda . . . Fifty states, fifty tents, one voice.  Scary, scary business, on a spiritual level.

Later in the month, Kansas City will hosting what is called a "Unity + Revival Conference 2017,"celebrating a year of destiny!  From the speaker lineup, this looks like the next step in bringing the Protestants back to the Catholic Church while also bringing the Messianics into mainstream American religious culture.  Actually, it's nothing more than a furtherance of the ecumenical movement started in the late 50s and early 60s with "Chrisitan Crusades" going from city to city.

There is no doubt, this nation needs a wake up call with definite and sincere repentance.  Playing religion in the nation's capital and claiming unity in the Bible belt is not the answer!

Wherefore ADONAI said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men:  Isaiah 29:13

Thus saith YHUH, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.  Jeremiah 6:16

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