How To Win The 2012 American Presidency


I tuned in to the Glenn Beck radio program yesterday while driving.

Beck was discussing leadership, and how those who  lead must  do so by  example.

Beck articulated that a master only obtains credibility when he washes the feet of those whom he serves. Or the leader to the ones whom she leads.

As is customary sometimes with Beck, he will hit on something that fires me up and gets me out of my old paradigmal  box thinking.

God is s linear thinker, while people are box thinkers.

Much of the exertion in the renewing of the mind as discussed by the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:2,  is to get us out of box thinking and into God’s linear thinking.

We know that Mitt Romney is a millionaire and if elected would not need a presidential salary.

What if, Beck suggested, Romney would declare the following to the nation.

“I will not take a salary during my tenancy as president. I will make certain that my salary goes into the reduction of the national debt.”

What would Americans think? Would they love this idea?

Would this serve a breath of political fresh air to the majority of Americans?

I would think so.

Would this be a political game changer for Mitt?

I would think so.

Would this get any candidate owning  this, elected?

I would think so.

Beck then went on to discuss the salary of the average American.

$40, 000.00 was the figure he gave.

What if each member of the Congress and the Senate would commit to collect this average American salary and place the rest into the reduction of the  national debt?

This is honest leadership which will inspire Americans versus the Cronyism that we see in Washington DC.

Leaders must put their money where their mouths are.

Beck echoes what the Apostle Paul penned about principled leadership two thousand years back.

1Ti 3:2  A bishop ( episcope) then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Bishop is the Greek  compound “episcope”.

Epi, is the preposition, to be on top, above,  or upon.

Scope is the word to scope out, scrutinize, and inspect.

The bishop or for that sense, any leader, must be on top or above those whom she leads so that she can from this place scope out.

Being above others is not a crooked  power grab or the lust for control.

A moral leader is above those whom she leads in character, integrity, honesty, maturity, self-sacrifice and the willingness to serve.

From this above position she can then scope out and down, and scrutinize the problems to support and solve.

1Ti 5:17  Let the elders that rule ( proistemi ) well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

The Apostle Paul uses yet another compound in defining upright rulership or government.

Pros is the preposition to place something  before something else.

Histemi is to cause something to stand; that is to establish or fix something in place.

So ruling according to God is to go before and set up, or cause something to stand as an example, for others to perceive and follow.

A good leader goes before those who she leads, and places herself as an example to be followed.

Paul boldly says.

1Co 11:1  Be ye followers (mimetes: from where the word mimic comes) of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Be a mimic of me as I am a mimic or an imitator of Christ.

This sadly confirms the systemic and inclusive failure of American politics.

Those in power, lead not by providing  a proper example for others to follow, but by the tearing down of an opponent to be exalted. This type of leadership will eventually cause the leader and those whom he leads to trip into a ditch.

But what if, as Beck suggests, there would be a true episcope who leads by proistemi?

I am thinking about circulating my blog entry to Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, my senators and congressman and see if there are any takers.

I think that Beck’s idea is good enough to go viral.

Feel free to share this blog entry if you think that in 2012 we need elected politicians whom will lead by example and not by corruption.

I would put my money that any presidential candidate who would commit in doing what Beck recommends would win the 2012 election.

The Voice


I just watched a great film with Denzel Washington called “Man on Fire.”

The lynchpin kidnapper was devotedly called “The Voice”, and for good reason.

In the film, children were abducted in Mexico City for millions of dollars from wealthy families. The parents would then receive a phone call from a man whom they would never see. “The Voice” on the other line would disseminate strict instructions on how to make the ransom drop . Failure to do as “The Voice” instructed, resulted  in the summary slaying of the child.  Eventually “The Voice” was revealed as Daniel Sanchez who was executed by the Mexican police.

But “The Voice”, the only authentic one, is the voice of God.

“The Voice” is the Holy Spirit.

Matt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every  (rhema) word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The rhema word of God is the moment by moment utterances of “The Voice”, The Holy Spirit.

Living a life which is true and lasts forever, can only comes by obedience to the utterances of “The Voice.”

Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the ( rhema ) word of God:

He who cannot hear “The Voice” will not have the sword of God at her disposal.

1Co 2:10  But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit. For the Spirit searcheth ( sounds out ) all things, yea, the deep things of God.

As a submarine sounds out the fathomless depths of the ocean, it is “The Voice” who sounds out the deep things of God, Himself.

If we are to live in the depths of revelation knowledge versus the shallowness of this word’s deception, we must function by “The Voice.”

Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the ( rhema ) Word of God.

Life changing faith, the faith of God Himself, is transported to you by The Voice.

Man’s most essential duty is to clearly hear The Voice for himself.

There is no greater privilege or essentialism in this life, than to guide one’s life from moment to moment by The Voice.”

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may b!e able to stand against the wiles  (methodologies)  of the devil.

The only safety against this word ‘s trickery is to hear and obey “The Voice”.

The devil pumps this globe with lying methodologies from instance to instance. Our negotiation around his schemes is in obedience to “The Voice.”

Unbeknown to mankind is that whomsoever does not follow “The Voice”,  is as Mel Gibson in the cornfield scene of movie, “Signs”,  attempting to battle the secretive alien.

This is how man or woman without “The Voice” negotiates life.  Cheers!

Please click on the link to watch!

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Isaac Newton Move Over, I am Posting The Two Most Essential Universal Laws


A law is a living principle, and axiom, that postulates that under particular circumstances, specific results will always occur.

“Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that every point mass in the universe attracts every other point mass with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.” Wikipedia

In other words,  whatever is thrown up in the air, must come down to the ground as it is affected by the impulses generated by the law of gravity.

Humanity, is subject to many types of laws.

Romans 7:23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Ro 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death

The two most essential universal laws are the ones which we scarcely talk about.

These two are  the “ law of the Spirit of life which resides in Christ Jesus” and “the law of sin which results in death”.

The latter dwells in the soul, members, extremities, and organs of every human being.

To sin, is to miss the bull’s eye of what God has intended for mankind.

The law of sin and death was nonexistent until Adam disobeyed God, missed God’s  bull’s eye, and triggered said law.

I am bold to say that every man and woman is directly under the control  of either the law of sin and death, or the law of the Spirit of life found inside the Person of Christ Jesus.

There is no middle ground, its either one or the other.

Like Bob Dylan said “ you gotta serve somebody”… you are either serving the law of sin and death or that of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.

Some will say, “ Jose, how can you be so arrogantly narrowed minded to tell me that Christ is the only way? What about the Muslim or the Hindu? There are many ways to reach the One God!”

I’d say“ Very well, show me another historical figure that not only destroyed the law of sin which results in death, but introduced the law which gives an incorruptible, eternal type of life. If you can show me I will also investigate his or her claims.

It’s important to know that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus is available to every human being on planet earth.

The law of the Spirit of life residing inside the Person of Christ Jesus is the universe’s foremost and essential law.

It has shattered the law of sin and death which produces unremitting impulses to sin, and that has kept most of human civilization as its unwilling victimized slave from the creation of the earth.

The law of sin and death then, is the universe’s second most essential law.

Death, illness, wars, blindness to the presence of God, greed, infidelity, hatred, and the eventual annihilation of this world,  are the products  of the incessant impulses generated by this law.

Worse than this; this law also   generates impulses which create an arrogant and antagonistic independence in mankind to the very one, Christ Jesus, who can set it free from its grasp!  This my friends, is the horribleness of sin.

Mankind, through deception, would rather die in the claws of the law of sin and death than to come to the one who will embed it with the law of the Spirit of life.

Man will not go to heaven or hell centered on whether he was good or bad, but rather to what law he was subjected to.

Heaven cannot invite those who are subject to the law of sin and death, as much as hell will reject those who are subject to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.

Let’s conclude by looking at some of the marvels of the law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus

Ro 7:22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

The law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus generates its impulses from an inward man in a human,  mainly Christ Jesus. The person who does not have Christ does not have this new inward man, and this law.

 Rom 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so it be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.

If man has not invited Christ Jesus into his life, He is not of God. By that I mean, is that Christ, and the law of the Spirit of life in Him, will not be inside the man, who rejects Him.

This poor man remains clutched by the law of sin and death, and has no share in heaven based on that heaven  will not embrace anyone who is subject to the impulses which generate sin.

Ro 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death

The law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus not only has set me free from the law of sin and death,  but also  eradicates my sinful habits, until I have no memory of sin, and find myself effortlessly living by the impulses of heaven’s endless and incorruptible life.

11  But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.

The law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus will begin to nourish the extremities of your body with this eternal type of life. Though you will die because of sin, you can achieve better health and longevity due to the impulses of the law of the Spirit of life gracing the human body.

29   For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

The law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus will take us into a process of being conformed, that it is to assume the same form, as the glorious and eternal Christ. This process is not perfected now, but because we negotiate with a law, its impulses will lead us onward into this con – forming process.

30  Moreover, whom He predestined, those He also called; and whom He called, those He also justified; and whom He justified, those He also glorified.

To be justified is to be declared innocent. The most innocent being is a corpse. A dead man has  no sin. He is wholly innocent.

The Bible tells us that he who is dead is justified or innocent from sin.

The law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death because I am co crucified with Christ. When Christ died, I died. I am a corpse, and thusly justified.

Now that I am justified by the law of the Spirit of life, I have the right to be transformed into the very same glory which God Himself has.

32  He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

The law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus will give us all things freely. This wonderful word  “freely give” is charizomai.  That is an extravagant, abundant, lavish, not ties giving. God will not hold anything back from us if its In Christ.

Jas 1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Jas 2:12  So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty

The law of the Spirit of Life which resides in Christ Jesus is the law which gives mankind perfect liberty. Liberty is not do to what we feel, based on personal choices, or rights. Much of that is really bondage. True liberty can only be found in following the impulses of the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.

Sir Isaac Newton

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Why Legislating Biblical Morality Is Not The Best Avenue!


Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 Romans 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Man will either be regulated by the principle that generates sin and consequent death, or the principle of the resurrection type of life which resides in Christ Jesus.

The principle of sin which leads to death was introduced into mankind at the sinning of Adam. If there is such a field as spiritual genetics, this principle has been spiritually genetically transmitted into every human being since.

A principle is another way of saying a law.  A law expresses  that under specific circumstances, specific results will always occur.

The principle of sin which leads to death, unceasingly generates sinful impulses in man. No matter how hard he tries to halt from sinning, he can only sin, because  the incessant sin generating impulses of the principle of sin and depth continue unabated in him.

Only when he comes to Christ Jesus, is the principle of sin and subsequent death rendered a fatal blow.

As an engine of a car that stops working, the principle  of the resurrection life residing in Christ Jesus, liberates man from the principle of sin and death.

Man can then learn to be led by the impulses of resurrection life which the principle of that type life inside Christ Jesus generates.

This is why it is a waste of time to legislate Biblical morality on people who are still being dictated by the impulses which the principle of sin and death generate in them.

The key is to lead the person to Jesus , who destroys the principle of sin  and death and implants the new principle of life, generating impulses which lead to freedom and wholeness..

Also, no other religion, or religious figure has been able to destroy the principle of sin and subsequent death and implant this new principle of the God kind of life, save Christ Jesus.

Let’s legislate less and bring more people to the loving arms of Jesus.

This is the solution.

You think about that today.

Its Been A God Given Privilege to Minister Around The World ( A Pictorial Blog )


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Sunset over New Mexico.

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Ministering in Kitengela, Kenya

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At the ordination ceremony of Apostle Stella Marie Ngoka

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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Mombassa, Kenya

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Simba, Kenya.

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With baby Henry.

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With Maasai friend, Jane

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Preaching in Masat Kenya

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At the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Ministering in Kiminini, Kenya

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Ministering in Kiminini, Kenya. This is a Muslim woman who had tremendous courage to come and get prayer.

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Open heavens over Kiminini Kenya

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Open heavens over Kiminini Kenya

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With friends in Kiminini, Kenya

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Jose is one of the conference speakers in Mashuru, Kenya

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With Pastor Paul

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Cutting the 9th year anniversary cake at Arise and Shine Ministries in Mashuru Kenya

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With friends at Simba, Kenya

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With Pastor Sarah at Simba Kenya

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At Thompson Falls, Nyahururu, Kenya

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Facing fierce cannibals in the Name of Jesus

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Seeing a healing in Farmington, New Mexico

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At Ndeda Island, Lake Victoria

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Taking a preaching nap at Ndeda Island

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With friends at the great Navajo Nation near Carson, New Mexico

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Domingo, New Mexico

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Revival service, Ugunga, Kenya

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Maasai manata at Narok, Kenya

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Baba

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at Narok, Kenya

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Maasai manata at Narok, Kenya

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Mama

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Narok, Kenya

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Narok, Kenya

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Mary with Maasai girls, Narok, Kenya

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Four hour ride back from Narok Kenya

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Maasai worship, Mashuru, Kenya

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Getting ready to teach in Mashuru, Kenya

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Talking with Pastor Daniel Lomunyak, Mashuru Kenya

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My bed in Simba Kenya

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Young people on fire for God and saying ” Jesus ” in Simba Kenya

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Simba Kenya church service

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Conference speakers at School of Fire Conference in Mashuru Kenya

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Amish Country. Ohio

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In Ohio

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Ready to baptize people in Mashuru Kenya

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Being honored with the Maasai walking cane the fimbo.

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with friends in a bible study in Albuquerque, NM

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In downtown Miami

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In Kampala, Uganda

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Mary being honored with Maasai jewelry

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With our friend Dorothy at the Navajo Nation

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Ministering to the Lost Tribe of the Emus

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President Jose Nixon

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With our friends Ken and Angie Aguillar of the Pueblo Santo Domingo Native American Nation

My Day Is First the Evening And Then The Morning.


Ge 1:5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Ge 1:8  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Ge 1:13  And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Ge 1:19  And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Ge 1:23  And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Ge 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Have you noticed that in the Genesis creation account God defines a day as an evening and a morning?

All logic should arouse us to do the opposite. That is, to define a day as comprising a morning first, and then the evening.

The Hebrew word for morning, “boqer”, defines a time span before or after the crack of dawn, when the sun’s leading edge brightly pierces the obscurity of the night sky.

Accordingly, evening, “ereb”, is the cycle originating when the sun’s inferior edge is swallowed at twilight into the blackness of nightfall.

For humanity, a thing is initiated with dawn and the crack of light, and ended at dusk, when the surrounding world can no longer be seen.

I do believe that God thinks in this way .

He created man to wake up with the first light and work while he has that light.

Jesus declares that there will come a night-time when no man can work.

So what was Moses’ divine inspiration which caused him to pen a day as commencing with the evening and ending with a morning?

I must confess I do not have an answer.

I did pray and get a revelation.

God works from His invisible Spirit, into visible manifestation.

He works from what is unseen to the seen.

He fashioned the world from things invisible,  things which are not readily manifested to the naked eye.

Today, what we see of God’s creation, was made from things which do not traverse the wave spectrum of physical light.

Faith is substance of things not seen.

Before God discharges something into this natural visible word, He frames it in the invisible heavenly places of His Spirit.

With God, it’s spirit first, then the perceptible.

My premise is that God formed all in the darkness of the Holy Spirit’s evening to then manifest it  in the light of the morning’s corporeality.

These few verses on evening and morning should serve as an irreplaceable lesson to civilization.

If the affairs of the USA would be handled first in the evening of Holy Spirit enigmatic workings, it would then be displayed  in the morning of God’s bright wisdom .

There would be orderly success in the affairs of our country.

But no, mankind arises to busy itself in morning of his own logic and the utter forgetfulness of His Creator who works mysteriously in the evening.

The end product is that human civilization is a virtual sinking ship in spite of all technological advances.

America is biting itself in the butt as it works in the morning of its own conceits with no consideration to the evening’s workings of God’s Spirit.

Should we inaugurate our day in the evening of God’s untraceable counsels to then display them in the morn of His wisdom?

Do I believe that this will happen?  All things are possible to him who believes.

It is it probable? Probably not.

But I am one who will  direct my day to begin in the evening and end in the morning.

Mary preaching in an evening crusade in Aram, Kenya

“Start Spreading The News” ( A Pictorial New York )


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Mary praying for our Japanese friend on the train back to Grand Central.

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Leaving from NYC to Tarrytown, NY.

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The Big Apple’s fabulous architecture.

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Mary’s fantasy comes to pass, to be on a NYC fire escape.

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Our daughter Lexy’s graduating class at Marymount Manhattan College

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Our daughter Lexy with one of her teachers, Jill.

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With our waitress Tasha at the Barking Dog restaurant.

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Yours truly!

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More graduation pictures.

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The scene right after the graduation of my daughter Lexy.

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On the mighty Hudson River on the way to Tarrytown, NY.

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Mary with our friend Mohammad Charles of the Batavlia Madrigal Singers

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On the Harlem River.

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My better half, my darling Mary.

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A beautiful mosque in NYC

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The three grads; My daughter Lexy, Matt, and Veronica

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Brunch @ The Barking Dog

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A landslide at the Palisade Cliffs on the Hudson River

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The lights of City Center

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With our taxi friend Peter on our arrival at La Guardia Airport

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Two very proud parents!

Ordering a Gyro at Nyack, NY.                                                                                    

A fast moving train                                                                                                

Grand Central Station                                                                                            

At City Center waiting for the line to move for the commencement of graduation

 

 

A Pauper In Paradise


I want to honor a great singer Gino Vannelli.   In my seventies rock and roll years,  few men have possessed the singing talents of Gino Vannelli.

Gino cut an album titled “A Pauper in Paradise” which defines  today’s entry.

We Christians, though already in God’s paradise, live as paupers.

Joh 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The word “indeed’ describes reality, a state of existence, identity, nature, essence, and being.

The Christian as to her image, essence, and make up,  her core identity, is now free.

She is free from the sin producing nature.

She is free from disease because the sinful nature which generates it has been dismissed from her. As a matter of fact, to forgive, is to dismiss or forsake.  Christ has dismissed our sins and we are to forsake them.

She is free Satan and his demons, because she sits at right hand of God, in His throne, far loftier than them.

Google defines free as follows. “It is to be no longer under the control or in the power of another and thus able to act or do things as one wishes.”

She who is a new creation in Christ, is no longer under the control of these things. She is free to live her life exempt from their authority and sway.

The Christian life has two elements; position, and manifestation.

The “free indeed” which Christ points out, is our position.  This is our new identity.  This is our reality, the way that God sees and deals with us now,  because we are in Christ.

By position, the Christian is no longer under the control of sin, disease or the devil.  She can act now in a way in which she does not focus on these things. She can act as a free agent in Christ.

When the Christian wants to do this though, she finds herself with many obstacles opposing  the experiencing the reality of freedom.

Herein is the struggle for manifestation. The process of taking the position of being free indeed, and manifesting it as a tangible reality, is more complex.

Much of the tangible manifestation of our position has to do with obedience to God, His word, and His voice.  The Christian life functions by understanding the new position, believing it, and acting upon it time and time again, until it becomes the reality.

Php 2:12  So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

This is what Paul calls, working out our salvation with fear and trembling.

Rom 3:27  Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Secondly, because faith is a law, what we believe and act upon, will become manifested. A law tells us that specific circumstances will birth specific results. This is why faith can not only be positive but it can also be negative. If one believes for bad things they might occur, based that faith is a law.

This is why it’s  important to become a student of God’s word. So much of  our new position lies within its pages.  You can’t manifest your position unless you know what it is! The Bible is our position in Christ.

Part of being free however, is to act free, live free, play free, talk free, think free, and give freely. Be a free man!

Pr 23:7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee

I love what Solomon says in Proverbs. As a man thinks in his heart, and what he acts out, that will be his reality, or what he truly experiences.

I was confronted with this word at church.

God told me…” Jose, though you are free as to your inward nature, your essence, and being, you sure don’t act it half of the time. You don’t think yourself as free.”  You focus, on the lie of the devil, instead of acting, talking, thinking, and giving as a free man.  I had to repent at this revelation.

Am I truly free? Has the son of God set me free?  Am I truly free from disease and from the attacks of the enemy which paralyze me, or do I see myself yet plagued with them?

Being a worry wart demonstrates that I don’t think myself as free!

Do I focus on the need, or do I focus that Christ has given me all things abundantly?  Do I think like a pauper who is already living in paradise?  Maybe Gino would ask me this!

Php 3:13  Brothers, I don’t regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before,

I won’t give in to fear or intimidation. I will act out in boldness and confidence.  I will be free to love people and not be insecure with them.  I won’t act out from disease; but rather from health. Being free, means that I let all bondage go, ignore and forget them.

The devil energizes when we are obsessed with the things which Christ set us free.  If we concentrate on them it means that we don’t consider ourselves free.

Welcome to the devils playground then, boys and girls!  He loves when we are obsessed with the things which Christ already removed. He energizes in proportion to our focus on  things which are no longer there.

Now mind you, I know that this is easier said and done. I know that there are many steps that God has one take for freedom to become  manifested.

Let it begin though,  by your knowing, that in reality, as to your nature, and essence, you are a free agent and exempt from all control, except that which comes from Christ.

Rom 6:14  For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace.

No longer are you subject the whims of sin, sickness or the devil.  They can’t control you if you really see yourself as free.

Act free, be free, think free, talk free, give freely, and ignore what is not from Christ.

Stop being a pauper in paradise!

The Pragmatic Pragma Revealer


Heb 10:1  For the law, having a shadow of the good to come, not the very image of the things (pragmas), can never with the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near.

Heb 11:1  Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things (pragmas) not seen.

 Mt 18:19  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing (pragmas) that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

 Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Pragmas are the invisible things in God’s creation.

They are the flawless and pristine originals, the prototypical and archetypical models, the primeval images, moldings, and impressions, the paradigmatic blueprints and schematics, and the immaculate criterion for every universal seen and unseen thing created by God.

Pragmas are the blueprints, the schematics, of God’s eternal creation, creatures, and created things before the curse of sin marred them.

God has conserved them in safety by making them invisible.

 Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

 Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Every collective pragma lies generated inside of Christ.

By His reconciliation, all of creation has become re conformed to the pragmas, though we yet do not fully see it as such.

The revelation of the pragmas residing inside of Christ, is the revelation of Christ Himself.

The further that Christ is revealed in us, the greater will be the manifestation of God’s pragmas in us.

The consummated glorious state of the Christian is the accomplished disclosure of God’s pragmas for eternal humanity, as Christ fully fills the Christian.

Healing is a reversion back to the pragmas for healthy humanity.

A miracle is a breaking into defective creation, to return it back to its unmarred pragmas.

The boundless work of the believer, since all of creation’s archetypes lodge in him, is to manifest the pragmas of God back into a flawed creation.

The Christian is the pragmatic pragma revealer.

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With fellow pastors and their kids in Maasai land @ Simba, Kenya

 

What Happens to a Nation When It Becomes Driven by Issues Rather Than By Character?


Lets start with Jesus parable of the sower.

Luke 8: 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

The seed is the written Word of God, His counsels, and His wisdom.

12  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Then comes the devil physically, mentally, and spiritually, and lifts and carries away the Logos word from their hearts so that through the lack of efficacy and energy that the Logos Word of God produces, they may not receive salvation.

The Logos Word talks about designs, counsels and blueprints of God. This is also called God’s wisdom.

13  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

These, root never bear.

The root is what hooks us to something so that we can acquire nurturing and the creation of a  foundation from them. Many do not even allow the hooking root to form. In the good season they receive with joy. In the season of trial because there was no hooking root, they release themselves from following the Lord.

14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures  (hedonism) of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

By the anxieties, riches and hedonistic pleasures found in their livelihood, they become utterly suffocated and choked and are not able to bring forth anything, as per the Word of God, into maturity and completion.

15  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

To keep the Word means to grasp it, keep it and make it our own; make it into something authentic.  This is the way that the Logos Word of God must be followed.  As they do so, they bring salvation to themselves, always in the realm of endurance.

Luke 16: 10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

The one who is faithful in the very least and the most inferior of all things; Whoever is unjust and dishonest in the in the very least and the most inferior of all things, will also be dishonest with the much and the more important things.

People fail to catch this vital principle which creates in part of  the character of a man, especially in politicians.

What happens to a nation then when it becomes “issues driven” rather than “character driven?”

When I look at leaders, I much less look at their standpoint on a certain issue than I do at Luke 16:10.

If a leader is dishonest in the small things, it’s guaranteed that he will also be in the big.

What good is it if you agree with the one leading you on several issues, but his character is corrupt and flawed?

At the end, those issues will not matter much, but the place where a dishonest man has led you, has put not only those views, but now your future, and those of your children, in jeopardy.

Many don’t care where they are led, as long as there is consensus with those leaders on their concerns and viewpoints.

I’d rather be led by somebody who has some differing opinions to mine, but has great honesty, and integrity in how he leads.  Wherever he leads there will be safety.

God  puts some of His highest valuations on the character of a man or woman. People place their assessment not on character, but on societal issues. The former type of leadership will spell well being, the latter will spell disaster.

America is an issue driven and not a  character driven society. Politicians know this  and  don’t care about the country.  They continue endorsing agendas,  many times globalist in nature, and focus upon  getting reelected. This is a sure recipe for catastrophe, and catastrophe will come.

When people are issue driven and not character driven,  integrity, truthfulness and reliability matter little  An entire nation falls asleep, becomes dumbed down and  beguiled.

Corrupt leaders though,  never sleep or slumber. The deck is stacked. A nation sleeps while its corrupt leaders work. Go figure what will occur?

Behind corrupt leaders, the devil is busy at task.

2 Timothy 2:26  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Greek: That they ( The USA) may return to soberness or awake out of the snare of the devil, after having being hunted down, taken captive, and caught alive by the devil, to do his will.

The devil is always actively hunting to “catch alive” by trapping our free will and make it to become passive, so that his will in us can then become active.  (This is always His work with churched and unchurched)

 1 Peter 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Be temperate dispassionate and serious in your life ( America!) , be awake and watchful, because your opponent in a suit of law, the devil, (to thoroughly cast, throw, or hurl) as a roaring lion, conducts himself around, arduously and earnestly seeking, whom he may drink down, gulp and swallow, consume, and destroy.

 Eph 4:27  Neither give place ( topon)to the devil.

Topon:  opportunity, power, occasion for acting

One Bible version renders “giving place”, as the construction of a landing strip, or an airport runway on our very person, for the devil to land upon!

Only our sin and disobedience can do that.  Any time that we are in willful disobedience to God, we automatically open up an airport facility on our very backs, where the enemy can land and take off at his personal whims and fancies.

 Ephesians 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Many of us imagine that Ephesians chapter two is Paul’s discussion focusing on the unchurched.  I tend to disagree.

The Greek word for worketh is defined as giving energy to.

This particular verse is in the present participle.  This means that the sons of disobedience energize the schemes or plans of the devil on a continuing basis. The word for disobedience is being non-compliant.

If a Christian is continually non-compliant in an area of his or her life,  he or she will energize the works of the devil. I believe that there is no difference; the devil is a lawyer.  He will always get in with every person, wherever he is given an open door.

Any non-compliant person to the voice and the ways of God automatically energizes the work of the devil on her life whether she likes it or not.

America, in many ways has become a non-compliant nation to the ways of God. Go figure, what happens next?

Many think that God has to play by their rules, but at the end, we always end up playing by His. It’s important that we are on His team. He is not indebted to be on ours!

 Romans 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Greek ( paraphrase): Because they ( America) did not like to acknowledge God in their thinking as someone that is more precious and valuable than the finest of metals after having an opportunity to do so, God decreed their thinking as failing the test given to a fine metal, rendering their thinking unfit, and worthy only to be rejected and cast away to do those things which are inappropriate.

This is what has happened to America. As I say, we don’t have an economic or political problem. In fact, we have a God problem and a sin problem.

We have become a Theosphobic or Christophobic nation.

Mat 12:43  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

He travels continually throughout differing arid places “seeking a cessation of his now unpleasant circumstances” (because he has been cast out of the man), and in no way finds it (showing the necessity the demons have to possess a living being).

44  Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

I will return into my house whence I came out, and having come, finds it vacant and occupied, and in a perfected state of being swept, and cosmetically adorned.

Has America become cosmetically adorned but vacant of her knowledge and value of God?

45  Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

If this is true, the demon has returned to America with seven more wicked devils than itself.

2Co 2:11  Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Lest Satan exploit us, for we are not without knowledge of his “schemes.”

The word “devices”  is noema”, or thoughts.

The devil has a big thought life, all of them lying schemes, which he injects into an individual’s mind. His biggest ploy is to vaccinate his thoughts into the organ which houses thoughts, the mind. Through that, he manipulates the thought life of an individual, misleading him.

A nation which does not value God and does not retains Him in its thoughts opens itself up to the massive attack of its now vacant thought life by the devil.

America’s mind is succumbing to the mind of the devil, and its end will be destruction, if the church does not arise and if folks do not repent.

Eph 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight ( Kubeia / the cube or the throwing of the dice)  of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive (planetize);

Neither would we be carried about by every wind produced by the agendas of men which resemble the deceptive throwing of dice.

This is part and parcel of the American political system.

Literal Greek: That by no means would we be toddlers tossed around by the surge of vigorous waves.

Neither would we be carried about by every wind produced by the agendas of men which resemble the deceptive throwing of dice.

These types of agendas are being devised to work around the person a systematizing or methodology which produces error or ( planetizing: from the word planet –to wonder).

The ploy of the devil is to create this type of ingrained thinking in the minds of men.

Any type of rhetoric, philosophies, or viewpoints which tempts man to rebel against the Bible is the systematization of error, which will toss man into the foam of secularism and send him to hell.

The rhetoric surrounding the separation of church and state is Satan’s deceptive dice throwing.  If he can build a systematic thinking of error in the hearts of Americans which thrusts God out of the governance of the nation, he will send America and Americans to hell.

 17   This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

The Christian must not conduct his life in the mindset which is focused on temporal, distracted, entertainment prone, and frivolous ways of thinking.

At the pace which America is going at, countries in East Africa will overtake us.

African children are thinkers, many of them having knowledge of what they want to do.  Poverty has forced them to seek God, read the Bible and develop strong passions for education.

America on the other hand, is in a crisis of entertainment induced distraction away from the living God and into the systematization of error by some of its political leaders.

The dice playing of the enemy is succeeding in pulling America  away into the arrogance of self-sufficiency, and defiant independence from God.

We are trading in the knowledge of God for self-centered knowledge of entertainment and cultural viewpoints.

If we are not watchful, we will become the tail or the butt of a nation. Africans will come in to educate and evangelize us. The antichrist will entertain and text message with us all the way to hell.

18  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Having the deep patterns of thinking in a darkened existence, they are alienated from the God’s type of life through ignorance. This ignorance dwells in calloused hearts which have been hardened by their rejection of God.

This sounds like our country, no? Go figure!

2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

“Sound doctrine” is a medical term defined as being healthy and whole. Only the doctrine of the Word of God can make humanity healthy. A nation becomes sickly and diseased when it rejects God and His Word.

2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

“Endure” comes from the word anaecho, or the taking up things to one’s self to obtain them.

What is scary about what Paul writes is his choice of the word “not”.  This Greek negative has two forms. One is the word “me” and the other one is “ouk”. The stronger one, “ouk” is used here.

“Ouk”, meaning absolutely not, under any circumstances.

The verse translates as follows: There will come a season when they will absolutely and unreservedly reject receiving wholesome and healthy teaching but after their own carnal desires will heap and collect teachers which will only tell them pleasant, culturally relevant, and politically correct things.

4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

And indeed from what is right about God they shall turn away their ears and shall twist them upon myths and politically correct fables.

The remedy for this malady is in the hand of the Christian believer.

Titus 1:10  For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

For there are many of those who are unable to submit themselves to what is righteous. There are vain babblers who are talking garbage.

Much television is a prime example of worthless and empty gibberish, which bring with it subliminal unrighteous agendas that inoculate deceptive knowledge into the minds of the viewers.

The word for deceivers, which only appears once in the Bible, is a quite interesting one.  It is the person who injects deception into the thought life, viewpoints, and mindsets of others.

Today, in the “main stream media” we readily see this. There is an attack on the attitudes of many distracted and gullible Americans by astute journalists, who mar their judgments, turn them against supporting the very foundations which made America great, and conquer the country from within.

My father would always admonish me, “Don’t follow the crowds because they are usually wrong.”

The communist leader Nikita Khrushchev said this about America in the late 1950’s. “ We will conquer you from within, without weapons.”

Jesus gave us the game plan for the final two minute warning. Notice that when the final cataclysm comes, humanity will neither have an advance warning system of it, or any intuition or instinct of its impending arrival. Many will be unfortunately trapped.

Matt 24:37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38  For as in the days that were before the flood ( cataclysm)  they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39  And knew not ( they had absolutely no previously acquired knowledge or advance warning system of the coming of this cataclysm) until the flood ( cataclysm) came, and took them all away ( lifts off and away all of them); so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

42  Watch therefore ( be constantly watching): for ye know not ( you will have absolutely no intuition or instinct of) what hour your Lord doth come.

“March For Jesus United 2010” Miami, Florida.