On This Mother’s Day: “Take now thy son,thine only son”


Ge 22:2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Mary and I taught a Bible conference in Ugunja, Kenya.

Ugunja is located in the Siaya District, close to the town of Kogelo, the home of Mr. Obama’s family.

At the end of the conference, the senior pastor exhorted those present to bring us an offering.

People in the rural areas of Kenya, are especially poor.

But it’s the poor who give the shirt off their backs.

He urged, “If you don’t have anything, bring a piece of grass or a leaf…anything, but bring these people of God something. They have traveled a long way to bless us!”

As the band worshiped in  Luo for the offering, I closed my eyes lifting my hands to the Lord.

When the song finished I opened them.

Lo and behold, a baby laid at my feet!

I was stunned, and shocked.

I elbowed the pastor who still had his eyes closed, pointing down at my feet.

He chuckled in amazement.

It came to be that this child’s mother had followed the pastor’s summon and offered all that she had, her only child.

It reminded me of what the Father did with Jesus.

My chest welled up with emotion.

Such faith, such sacrifice, in the midst of such poverty!

Surely I would not have done that! Are you kidding!

Most times it’s the poor who are the greatest of givers.

We located the mother, who was embarrassed, and hid in the crowd.

We blessed the child, and gave him back to her.

I think back to the other dear people in Siaya who blessed us.

They are poor farmers.

When the pastor asked them to bless us, they ran back to their farms.

I don’t know how far they walked.

They came back later with corn, a goat and all sorts of vegetable.

Mary and I wept when a tiny old lady came, bowed down at the altar depositing two hen eggs.

She was followed by another fragile woman who placed a few coins  from a wrinkled hand.

This is the baby boy at my feet, next to the offering basket.
1 Samuel 1:22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.

 

 

 

 

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On This Mother’s Day: The Necrotic Womb


Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Bitterness is rooted in the “me”, in the “I’.

As long as there is an “I” in you to protect, the propensity for bitterness is there.

Bitterness wells up in the wounded heart.

God created Adam and Eve with sweetened spirits.

At the moment of Adam’s disobedience the seeds of bitterness were disseminated.

What if Adam felt remorse for how he blew it and blamed Eve for proposing the eating of the forbidden fruit?

If he felt slighted and betrayed by his wife, his heart was wounded.

What were once the sweet waters in his spirit were now polluted with the dregs of hate and anger towards his wife.

Ex 15:23  And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

A wrathful heart, anger, evil speaking, and ill intent are the external outflows of internal bitterness.

As long as there is a “ME” to protect and vindicate, there is bitterness.

As long as there is a “ME” that has been hurt and must take vengeance there is bitterness.

Jesus Christ was brilliant in how he dealt with sin. Well, of course, He is God.

But for a believer who is not a Christian believer, and the agnostic and atheist who do not believe, they must acknowledge that Christ’s cure for bitterness is ingenious.

The solution is death.

The only one who is not susceptible to bitterness is a corpse.

A cadaver cannot be bitter, because she no pain.

 Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Jesus Christ is the one historical figure who dealt a fatal blow to bitterness by condemning it to death.

Death is the only answer to obliterating the old so that the new can arise.

 Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead (  nekroo – corpse ) by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

As long as something is not completely dead, the completely new cannot emerge.

Resurrection is the privilege of the dead.

As long as something lives, resurrection cannot come.

This is why God, through Christ, performs His greatest works through corpses and corpse like circumstances.

Ro 4:19  And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness ( nekrosis) of Sara’s womb:

Sarah bore a child at ninety-nine from a necrotic womb.

Wow!  That is amazing.

Isaac, the child of promise, Christianity’s forerunner who would receive from God by faith and not works, was conceived in a necrotic womb.

This word “nekrosis” appears once in the Bible.

If resurrection is God’s central plan for humanity, it can only come out of necrotic conditions

Moses was called by God at eighty to deliver Israel, when had surrendered to being a career sheep herder.  He had lost his vision to deliver the Jews forty years earlier.  Necrosis

David had been summoned by God as king of Israel, but only ascended to the throne after no less than ten assassination attempts by Saul. Necrosis.

Joseph dreamed of his eleven brother’s bowing down to him at sixteen. He was thrown into an Egyptian dungeon at seventeen, got out at thirty, and became the Pharaoh’s right hand man. His brothers did bow to him, but thirteen years later! Necrosis.

Humanity spends trillions to perfume, cosmeticize, pamper and exalt the one thing which God already condemned to necrosis in Christ, that is, sin.

Humanity rejects the One who condemned to destruction that which enslaves it, while embraces the very enslaving thing; sin.

Freedom from bitterness is found in death. Since bitterness is the result of a hostile assault through pain, or rejection, it’s intertwined with the “ME”, the “I”, in the individual’s identity.

A bitter person has great difficulty in separating fact from fiction because bitterness is who she is.

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Buy praise be to God!  Christ has also dealt with the “ME”.  To the one in Christ, and who died with Him, her “I” no longer lives.

The “I” is now Christ living in her. Her “ME” is Christ, and her “I” is Christ’s identity, and not that of bitterness.

Col 3:1  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

My life is Christ. The “I” is Christ. The “ME” is Christ.

In Christ, there is no pain, no bitterness, simply an endless type of life to corruption.

Phillip 1:21  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Heb 11:11  Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age ( beyond the season of her prime), because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Remember that Sarah bore the child who was the forerunner to Christianity at ninety-nine from a necrotic womb.

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On This Mother’s Day: Coming From The Same Womb


Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things (accusative case), and by whom are all things (genitive case), in bringing many sons (huios) unto glory, to make the captain  (archegon) of their salvation (noun) perfect through sufferings.

The accusative noun case means just what it says, but in good way. The accused has a finger pointed at him. The whole universe points back to Christ. All heads back into Him. All is created for Him. All is for His glory, and to glorify Him.

The genitive case is the noun case of possession. Christ has been made into all things. They come into being out of Him, as a tree comes out from roots. He is the source of all, and all belongs to Him.

Christ brings all things to pass and completes them as they come out of Him as Source.  He is the Agent and The Agency of all.

Christ is the Author and Finisher, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning, The Beginner,  the Termination and Completer, and the Ending Point.

All things have their belonging from Him who possesses their root sources, their authorship, and  completer.

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things (accusative case), and by whom are all things ( genitive case), in bringing many sons  (huios) unto glory, to make the captain  (archegon) of their salvation (noun) perfect through sufferings.

“To bring many sons (and daughters).” Huios is from where the Spanish word “hijos and hijas” comes.  These are the God’s children in regards to inheritance, and not blood or genes.

Because we are God’s sons and daughters we have the right to inherit all which Christ Jesus inherited. That is, all that God is, has, and will do, belongs to the saint through the rights of co inheritance.

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things (accusative case), and by whom are all things (genitive case), in bringing many sons ( huios) unto glory, to make the captain  (archegon) of their salvation (noun) perfect through sufferings.

Christ is the captain or the archegon. Arche is the beginning or  starting point. Ago is to lead. Christ is the captain because He experiences all things first.  He blazed God’s trail as the pioneer of the New Covenant.

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.

In Timothy, we note a different type of leader or ruler; the one who “proistemi.”

Pro is defined as before. Histemi, is to place, stand, be fixed, or established.

A good ruler sets himself before others as an example. God sets the ruler before people so that by her character and behavior, others can follow . Herein is the mentor, or a father and mother in the faith.

What about our  political leaders. Which of them executes the function of proistemi? Which one sets a good pattern for people to follow?

Scary, right?

Scarier yet, are the throngs who will vote for such without concern to where they are led.

People demand amazingly little from  leaders. It is stunning! These are the spawning grounds of dictators. The world will follow in wonder after the Anti-Christ.

Passivity, complacency and apathy are the spring boards for tyrants

America needs a revival. It is dangerously close of accepting “The Beast”, hook, line and sinker.

1Co 4:16  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers (mimetes) of me.

1Co 11:1  Be ye followers (mimetes)of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Mimete is a “mimic”. Paul tells us to spiritually mimic him as he mimics Christ. Can we tell others to mimic our spiritual walks?

11  For both he that sanctifieth ( present active) and they who are sanctified  (present passive) are all of one ( are all out of one source): for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,(adelphos: coming from the same womb)

“A,” is  connecting particle. “Delphus” is a womb.

We are sons and daughters because with Christ we are all out of one source.  He calls us adelphos, His brethren, or those who come from the same womb.

One source and one womb, this is what “born again” means.

17  Wherefore in all things it behoved ( ophelio/ what is owe or due, a debt) him to be made (homioo) like unto his brethren (adelphos), that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation (propitiation) for the sins of the people.

Reconciliation here is propitiation.

Because we are reconciled to Christ and our sins atoned for, we are in a constant state of loveliness, favor, graciousness, kindness and compassion to our Heavenly Father.

This is propitiation. Christ is  our propitiation. He has made us favorable, lovely, and so very charming to God . This is our identity.

Because we are all out of the same source with Christ and come from the same womb as Jesus, He is our propitiatory shelter. We are as lovely and charming as Him. We are the beloved of God.  We are His objects of mercy and compassion. We are the funneling ground of all His blessings. We live in a world called Christ which attracts the blessings of the Most High. We are Christ’s brethren and with Him came from the same womb.

Ga 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

On This Mother’s Day: “Take now thy son,thine only son”


Ge 22:2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Mary and I taught a Bible conference in Ugunja, Kenya.

Ugunja is located in the Siaya District, close to the town of Kogelo, the home of Mr. Obama’s family.

At the end of the conference, the senior pastor exhorted those present to bring us an offering.

People in the rural areas of Kenya, are especially poor.

But it’s the poor who give the shirt off their backs.

He urged, “If you don’t have anything, bring a piece of grass or a leaf…anything, but bring these people of God something. They have traveled a long way to bless us!”

As the band worshiped in  Luo for the offering, I closed my eyes lifting my hands to the Lord.

When the song finished I opened them.

Lo and behold, a baby laid at my feet!

I was stunned, and shocked.

I elbowed the pastor who still had his eyes closed, pointing down at my feet.

He chuckled in amazement.

It came to be that this child’s mother had followed the pastor’s summon and offered all that she had, her only child.

It reminded me of what the Father did with Jesus.

My chest welled up with emotion.

Such faith, such sacrifice, in the midst of such poverty!

Surely I would not have done that! Are you kidding!

Most times it’s the poor who are the greatest of givers.

We located the mother, who was embarrassed, and hid in the crowd.

We blessed the child, and gave him back to her.

I think back to the other dear people in Siaya who blessed us.

They are poor farmers.

When the pastor asked them to bless us, they ran back to their farms.

I don’t know how far they walked.

They came back later with corn, a goat and all sorts of vegetable.

Mary and I wept when a tiny old lady came, bowed down at the altar depositing two hen eggs.

She was followed by another fragile woman who placed a few coins  from a wrinkled hand.

This is the baby boy at my feet, next to the offering basket.
1 Samuel 1:22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.

 

 

 

 

On This Mother’s Day: The Necrotic Womb


Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Bitterness is rooted in the “me”, in the “I’.

As long as there is an “I” in you to protect, the propensity for bitterness is there.

Bitterness wells up in the wounded heart.

God created Adam and Eve with sweetened spirits.

At the moment of Adam’s disobedience the seeds of bitterness were disseminated.

What if Adam felt remorse for how he blew it and blamed Eve for proposing the eating of the forbidden fruit?

If he felt slighted and betrayed by his wife, his heart was wounded.

What were once the sweet waters in his spirit were now polluted with the dregs of hate and anger towards his wife.

Ex 15:23  And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

A wrathful heart, anger, evil speaking, and ill intent are the external outflows of internal bitterness.

As long as there is a “ME” to protect and vindicate, there is bitterness.

As long as there is a “ME” that has been hurt and must take vengeance there is bitterness.

Jesus Christ was brilliant in how he dealt with sin. Well, of course, He is God.

But for a believer who is not a Christian believer, and the agnostic and atheist who do not believe, they must acknowledge that Christ’s cure for bitterness is ingenious.

The solution is death.

The only one who is not susceptible to bitterness is a corpse.

A cadaver cannot be bitter, because she no pain.

 Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Jesus Christ is the one historical figure who dealt a fatal blow to bitterness by condemning it to death.

Death is the only answer to obliterating the old so that the new can arise.

 Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead (  nekroo – corpse ) by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

As long as something is not completely dead, the completely new cannot emerge.

Resurrection is the privilege of the dead.

As long as something lives, resurrection cannot come.

This is why God, through Christ, performs His greatest works through corpses and corpse like circumstances.

Ro 4:19  And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness ( nekrosis) of Sara’s womb:

Sarah bore a child at ninety-nine from a necrotic womb.

Wow!  That is amazing.

Isaac, the child of promise, Christianity’s forerunner who would receive from God by faith and not works, was conceived in a necrotic womb.

This word “nekrosis” appears once in the Bible.

If resurrection is God’s central plan for humanity, it can only come out of necrotic conditions

Moses was called by God at eighty to deliver Israel, when had surrendered to being a career sheep herder.  He had lost his vision to deliver the Jews forty years earlier.  Necrosis

David had been summoned by God as king of Israel, but only ascended to the throne after no less than ten assassination attempts by Saul. Necrosis.

Joseph dreamed of his eleven brother’s bowing down to him at sixteen. He was thrown into an Egyptian dungeon at seventeen, got out at thirty, and became the Pharaoh’s right hand man. His brothers did bow to him, but thirteen years later! Necrosis.

Humanity spends trillions to perfume, cosmeticize, pamper and exalt the one thing which God already condemned to necrosis in Christ, that is, sin.

Humanity rejects the One who condemned to destruction that which enslaves it, while embraces the very enslaving thing; sin.

Freedom from bitterness is found in death. Since bitterness is the result of a hostile assault through pain, or rejection, it’s intertwined with the “ME”, the “I”, in the individual’s identity.

A bitter person has great difficulty in separating fact from fiction because bitterness is who she is.

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Buy praise be to God!  Christ has also dealt with the “ME”.  To the one in Christ, and who died with Him, her “I” no longer lives.

The “I” is now Christ living in her. Her “ME” is Christ, and her “I” is Christ’s identity, and not that of bitterness.

Col 3:1  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

My life is Christ. The “I” is Christ. The “ME” is Christ.

In Christ, there is no pain, no bitterness, simply an endless type of life to corruption.

Phillip 1:21  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Heb 11:11  Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age ( beyond the season of her prime), because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Remember that Sarah bore the child who was the forerunner to Christianity at ninety-nine from a necrotic womb.

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mother America!


A grave misjudgment occurs in America. It’s not simple confusion. There is a higher agenda at work. Under chic clichés: “separation of church of state”, “political correctness “and “not to offend, but to respect”, sinister forces toil within our country. Their focus is to strip the foundations which made America great.

Ps 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Without the doctrines which define this country, we are a proverbial chicken with its head cut off. I have seen a headless chicken. Aimlessly it runs, easily it is captured and killed.

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

A head, owns the brain, the eyes and ears. The head is the guiding, planning and seeing principle of a body and a people. Christ Jesus is the head of the body of Christ. Christ has been the head of America. So it was on this head that this nation was founded upon. The head, Christ Jesus, has steered our country soundly.

Under the emblem of “separation of church and state”, powers now conspire to cut off this head and reduce America into a frenzied chicken easily snagged, killed and cooked.

Political correctness is used by devil to shred the foundations which made our country what it was.  He tempts unassuming people to be politically correct  under the mask of accommodation, tolerance and respect. At the end, those whom we try to accommodate despise us for not being loyal to our values.

The work of political correctness in Satan’s hands is not accommodation or tolerance, but for this country to give up her rights to what made her great. A house without foundations will fall. Make no mistake, this is political correctness’s hidden agenda.

We are not fighting a battle against human beings but against  invisible evil forces set in heavenly locations. Satan’s goal is to eradicate America  of its Judeo Christian fundamentals, craft deception, birth confusion, and produce a secular nation from what once was the greatest gospel carrying, mission minded country.

The devil’s goal is to weaken the church, take many to hell and introduce the antichrist.

Don’t be fooled.  We can have absolute liberty for all religions, and the lack thereof and still cleave to our head. No religion needs endorsement, but our head must be preserved on our neck. If the devil succeeds in chopping this head, chaos will break and aliens to our values,  who never let a good crisis go to waste, will seize it.

These truisms “separation of church of state”, “political correctness” and “not to offend, but to respect” are head chopping instruments! Beware!

The arrogance of western nations is to congratulate themselves in their varied opinions, many viewpoints, and accommodating beliefs. Westernized people pride themselves in being opinionated. The plethora of their opinions mean little if not in agreement with God’s truths. In reality, many opinions exacerbate deception and distraction from the one voice of God.

When I lived in Kenya, the Muslim call to pray in the early morning daily woke me up. It irked because the prayers blared over loudspeakers and into my open windows. We call this noise pollution, but I respected that Muslims had more passion than I to wake up and pray. I was not offended by it. I was not irreparably damaged by the blasting noise. Baloney to those who claim irreparably damage by the mention of Jesus Christ. It’s just another ploy. The name of Allah did not wound me in Tanzania, Uganda or Kenya.

There is no Muslim nation that relinquishes the worship of Allah to put the worship of Jesus next to it. For them, Allah is the head, and they hold on to it.  There is no Muslim populace which apologizes for its beliefs. There are no “politically correct” Muslim countries.

The notion of offending people is more a figment of our own cowardly imagination than realism. Folk are much less offended than what we think. People respect those who hold on to standards and principles which define them.

Offense ensues from the very ones whom we cower and bow down to in the guise of political correctness and the fear of offending.

What does a girl think of a guy who is insecure, apologetic, and bashful? Heck, she has no respect! What generates admiration? Confidence, assurance, convictions and principles. Fear breeds contempt. Courage breeds respect. We have incubated the contempt of others by our spineless timidity to accommodate and not offend.

God is using the very rebuff of Him by America, to open a door of deception  back upon the country which this rejection brings. The deception begets spiritual  darkness which actualizes bondage upon people. The darkness and bondage results in aimless confusion and America’s eventual despair. God employs  America’s despair to test and sift the heart and soul of the country. So far America as she is being tested, has yet not realized, that her only way out of the mess is to turn back to God.

Human nature only seeks God when everything else fails. Every other penchant will fail, if it’s not God.  Our country is still experimenting with every other preference except God. They will all fail.

Meanwhile, God allows our own perpetrated antics which leave Him out of the picture to continue to sift and test us. The problems of America are not financial or political. They are God problems, or problems which America has contrived by rejecting God.   America is not in a financial crisis, it is in a God crisis. Part of its fix is in the hands of the church. The body of Christ has been called to be salt and light from above to lead America out of her self inflicted despair.

The consequences of rejecting the author of life, light, and freedom is just the  opposite; death, darkness and bondage.

America’s  dismissal of a God specified morality founded on His wisdom, love and freedom, is now  forcing the country to create its own. Look at our public institutions. No soft drinks. Food is being regulated by  public schools and not  parents. Massachusetts is banning bake sales, in the name of health.

Whereas God’s principles are outfitted by Him to produce freedom and wholeness which comes by faith and obedience to His voice,  America’s self-promulgated morality is fear based.

One of America’s idols is safety. We are a safety crazed nation,  a principle which is propelled by those who have lost their faith.

Trust in God puts safety second before obedience to Him, knowing that the safest place to be is in His will.

The opposite of faith is fear. Faith is a risk taker, it’s exploratory, brave, and audacious.  A vacuüm of faith cultivates mistrust, which nurtures a need for safety and self-protection. America once  a nation of adventurous, exploratory entrepreneurs is  now  safety motivated, and protection minded by  fear driven people. This is the aftermath of snubbing  God for our own conceits.

The church must set the example of godly audacity, fearlessness and perform the exploits which faith brings.  The church must become salt and light and a leader of America to bring he into faith and out of fear.

God is the great protector of our nation. When we reject Him, we lose His mighty protection and find ourselves cowardly running to our own.

Many of our dietary regulations are fear based and safety driven. I am not against good health. I am against the idol which it creates because we put our trust in fear generated safety,  rather than the safety which trust in God creates.

Only Christ, can create, a titanium spine, as was once stated of  Michelle Bachman.  Without Christ, our head, our strength and our power are no more. America is in danger of succumbing to the spine of a jellyfish.

Ultimately, the holding of this nation’s head, Christ, is in the hands and on the neck of the church. In Kenya, the church is powerful enough to influence much of the decisions which the government makes. The Kenyan parliament knows that if the church votes against, many are out of a job.

Yesterday we were watching, “Driving Miss Daisy”.  In the film there was a speech given by Martin Luther King, and I quote.

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only for the words and acts of the children of darkness, but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light.”

Does it sound like the church of 2012?

So on this day, I not only say Happy Mother’s Day to the hundreds an even thousands of wonderful mothers, and mothers to be, which God has graced my family to know all over the globe.

I say Happy Mother’s Day to Mother America.

God bless America,

Land that I love.

Stand beside her, and guide her

Through the night with a light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies,

To the oceans, white with foam

God bless America, My home sweet home

God bless America, My home sweet home

Mary freely talking about her faith in Jesus Christ at a girl’s school in Kitengela, Kenya.

 

On This Mother’s Day: Coming From The Same Womb


Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things (accusative case), and by whom are all things (genitive case), in bringing many sons (huios) unto glory, to make the captain  (archegon) of their salvation (noun) perfect through sufferings.

The accusative noun case means just what it says, but in good way. The accused has a finger pointed at him. The whole universe points back to Christ. All heads back into Him. All is created for Him. All is for His glory, and to glorify Him.

The genitive case is the noun case of possession. Christ has been made into all things. They come into being out of Him, as a tree comes out from roots. He is the source of all, and all belongs to Him.

Christ brings all things to pass and completes them as they come out of Him as Source.  He is the Agent and The Agency of all.

Christ is the Author and Finisher, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning, The Beginner,  the Termination and Completer, and the Ending Point.

All things have their belonging from Him who possesses their root sources, their authorship, and  completer.

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things (accusative case), and by whom are all things ( genitive case), in bringing many sons  (huios) unto glory, to make the captain  (archegon) of their salvation (noun) perfect through sufferings.

“To bring many sons (and daughters).” Huios is from where the Spanish word “hijos and hijas” comes.  These are the God’s children in regards to inheritance, and not blood or genes.

Because we are God’s sons and daughters we have the right to inherit all which Christ Jesus inherited. That is, all that God is, has, and will do, belongs to the saint through the rights of co inheritance.

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things (accusative case), and by whom are all things (genitive case), in bringing many sons ( huios) unto glory, to make the captain  (archegon) of their salvation (noun) perfect through sufferings.

Christ is the captain or the archegon. Arche is the beginning or  starting point. Ago is to lead. Christ is the captain because He experiences all things first.  He blazed God’s trail as the pioneer of the New Covenant.

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.

In Timothy, we note a different type of leader or ruler; the one who “proistemi.”

Pro is defined as before. Histemi, is to place, stand, be fixed, or established.

A good ruler sets himself before others as an example. God sets the ruler before people so that by her character and behavior, others can follow . Herein is the mentor, or a father and mother in the faith.

What about our  political leaders. Which of them executes the function of proistemi? Which one sets a good pattern for people to follow?

Scary, right?

Scarier yet, are the throngs who will vote for such without concern to where they are led.

People demand amazingly little from  leaders. It is stunning! These are the spawning grounds of dictators. The world will follow in wonder after the Anti-Christ.

Passivity, complacency and apathy are the spring boards for tyrants

America needs a revival. It is dangerously close of accepting “The Beast”, hook, line and sinker.

1Co 4:16  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers (mimetes) of me.

1Co 11:1  Be ye followers (mimetes)of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Mimete is a “mimic”. Paul tells us to spiritually mimic him as he mimics Christ. Can we tell others to mimic our spiritual walks?

11  For both he that sanctifieth ( present active) and they who are sanctified  (present passive) are all of one ( are all out of one source): for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,(adelphos: coming from the same womb)

“A,” is  connecting particle. “Delphus” is a womb.

We are sons and daughters because with Christ we are all out of one source.  He calls us adelphos, His brethren, or those who come from the same womb.

One source and one womb, this is what “born again” means.

17  Wherefore in all things it behoved ( ophelio/ what is owe or due, a debt) him to be made (homioo) like unto his brethren (adelphos), that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation (propitiation) for the sins of the people.

Reconciliation here is propitiation.

Because we are reconciled to Christ and our sins atoned for, we are in a constant state of loveliness, favor, graciousness, kindness and compassion to our Heavenly Father.

This is propitiation. Christ is  our propitiation. He has made us favorable, lovely, and so very charming to God . This is our identity.

Because we are all out of the same source with Christ and come from the same womb as Jesus, He is our propitiatory shelter. We are as lovely and charming as Him. We are the beloved of God.  We are His objects of mercy and compassion. We are the funneling ground of all His blessings. We live in a world called Christ which attracts the blessings of the Most High. We are Christ’s brethren and with Him came from the same womb.

Ga 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.