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semblance(s) of power

Semblances, projected-imagery, “hollow”…”grams”…empty/weightless-flimsy-feathers… fleeting appearances of lengthy legitimacy…(piece-work NOT PEACE-work) fraying, demon-made sock-puppets and “b”l”i”n”k”i”n”g”l”y” transitory at best…aka the world’s governments/the R-I-S-E & fall of world powers…and as evidenced by collective history/eye-witness accounts and, at times, confirmed by archaeological finds/discoveries–all world governments, thus far, have failed!! and have been replaced…the current-flawed-system-of-things (in which we–fellow-fragile-life–live/(endure) at this very moment of this writing, February 8, 2018)…(framework of human society) will end!!!..is beyond a doubt coming to a close.

The Bible accurately prophesied in undeniable detail the sequence and succession of specific world powers (e.g., Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, Anglo-American, (League Of Nations/United Nations/Coalition of Nations)).

Don’t be caught off guard!  (Logically, at least, put faith in/”accept” that power (and in varying measures) most assuredly runs fleetingly! and diminishes/coming to an end among ALL humans (seemingly big and/or small). And among any collections of humans organized/structured who for a time and/or times may take the/a visible-prominent lead/or govern in society/civilization.)

Purpose and Time of Fulfillment. Prophecy, whether prediction, simply inspired instruction, or reproof, served for the benefit of both those initially hearing it and those in all future periods who would put faith in God’s promises. For the original receivers, the prophecies assured them that the passing of years or centuries had not caused God to waver in his purpose, that he was holding firm to his covenant terms and promises. [excerpted: Prophecy Insight, Vol. 2 ]

-Compare Psalm 77:5-9:

 5 My thoughts turn to the days of long ago, the years of the distant past.

 6 During the night I remember my song;*(a prayer to the God of my life.)

I ponder in my heart;

I make a diligent search.

 7 Will Jehovah cast us off forever?

Will he never again show his favor?

 8 Has his loyal love ceased forever?

Will his promise come to nothing for all generations?

 9 Has God forgotten to show his favor,

Or has his anger caused his mercy to cease? (Selah)

Isaiah 44:21:

“Remember these things, O Jacob, and you, O Israel,

Daniel’s prophecy, for example, provided information that constituted an invaluable link between the close of the writing of the Hebrew or pre-Christian Scriptures and Messiah’s coming. Its forecast of world events, including the rise and fall of successive world powers, gave assurance to Jews living during the centuries of Persian, Greek, and Roman dominance (as well as to Christians thereafter) that there was no “blind spot” in God’s forevision, that their own times were indeed foreseen and that Jehovah’s sovereign purpose was still certain of fulfillment. It protected them against putting faith and hope in such passing world regimes with their transient power of control and enabled those faithful ones to direct their course with wisdom.​ [excerpted: Prophecy Insight, Vol. 2 ]

—Compare Daniel 8:20-26:

“The two-horned ram that you saw stands for the kings of Meʹdi·a and Persia. 21 The hairy male goat stands for the king of Greece; and the great horn that was between its eyes stands for the first king. 22 As for the horn that was broken, so that four stood up instead of it, there are four kingdoms from his nation that will stand up, but not with his power.

23 “And in the final part of their kingdom, as the transgressors act to a completion,(* or reached their limit) a fierce-looking king who understands ambiguous sayings(*or who is skilled in intrigue) will stand up. 24 His power will become great, but not through his own power. He will bring ruin in an extraordinary way,(*or bring terrible destruction) and he will be successful and act effectively. He will bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of the holy ones. 25 And by his cunning he will use deception to succeed; and in his heart he will exalt himself; and during a time of security (*and possibly without warning) he will bring many to ruin. He will even stand up against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hand.

26 “What was said in the vision about the evenings and the mornings is true, but you must keep the vision secret, for it refers to a time many days from now.”(*or to the distant future)

Daniel 11:1-20:

“As for me, in the first year of Da·riʹus the Mede, I stood up to strengthen and fortify him. (*or as a fortress to him) 2 What I will tell you now is the truth:

“Look! Three more kings will stand up(*or arise) for Persia, and the fourth one will amass greater riches than all others. And when he becomes strong by means of his riches, he will rouse up everything against the kingdom of Greece.

3 “And a mighty king will stand up and rule with extensive dominion and do as he pleases. 4 But when he has stood up, his kingdom will be broken and be divided toward the four winds of the heavens, but not to his descendants (*or posterity) and not like the dominion with which he ruled; for his kingdom will be uprooted and go to others besides these.

5 “And the king of the south will become strong, that is, one of his princes; but one will prevail against him and will rule with extensive dominion, greater than that one’s ruling power.

6 “After some years they will make an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the south will come to the king of the north in order to make an equitable arrangement.(*or an agreement) But she will not retain the power of her arm; and he will not stand, nor his arm; and she will be given up, she and those bringing her in, and the one who caused her birth, and the one making her strong in those times. 7 And one from the sprout of her roots will stand up in his position, and he will come to the army and come against the fortress of the king of the north and will take action against them and prevail.  8 Also with their gods, with their metal images, (*or molten statues)with their desirable (*or “precious) articles of silver and of gold, and with captives, he will come to Egypt. For some years he will stand off from the king of the north, 9 who will come against the kingdom of the king of the south, but will go back to his own land.

10 “As for his sons, they will prepare for war and assemble a vast, great army. He will certainly advance and sweep through like a flood. But he will go back, and he will wage war all the way to his fortress.

11 “And the king of the south will become bitter and will go out and fight with him, that is, with the king of the north; and he will muster a large crowd, but the crowd will be given into that one’s hand. 12 And the crowd will be carried away. His heart will become exalted, and he will cause tens of thousands to fall; but he will not make use of his strong position.

13 “And the king of the north will return and muster a crowd larger than the first; and at the end of the times, after some years, he will surely come with a large army and with many resources. 14 In those times many will stand up against the king of the south.

“And the violent ones(*or the sons of the robbers) among your people will be carried along to try making a vision come true; but they will stumble.

15 “And the king of the north will come and throw up a siege rampart and capture a fortified city. And the arms(*or armies) of the south will not stand, nor will his select men; and they will have no power to stand. 16 The one coming against him will do as he pleases, and no one will stand before him. He will stand in the land of the Decoration,(*or the beauty) and ability to exterminate will be in his hand. 17 He will set his face(*or be determined) to come with the full force of his kingdom, and there will be equitable terms(*or he will make an agreement) with him; and he will act effectively. As regards the daughter of women, it will be granted to him to bring her to ruin. And she will not stand, and she will not continue to be his. 18 He will turn his face back to the coastlands and will capture many. And a commander will make the reproach from him cease for himself, so that his reproach will not be. He will make it turn back on that one. 19 Then he will turn his face back to the fortresses of his own land, and he will stumble and fall, and he will not be found.

20 “And there will stand up in his position one who causes an exactor(*”An exactor,” possibly or taxes or “a taskmaster.”) to pass through the splendid kingdom, but in a few days he will be broken, though not in anger nor in warfare.

Questions for reflections:

am i putting my trust and confidence in any (failing/falling) machine/regime running out of steam?!
(nope! that is why am/will remain completely politically neutral!)
Can all train wrecks be avoided?!…don’t travel by train!

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Possibly? Best Treatment in Challenging Times

Forgiveness…(and endurance and empathy)

(perhaps?, the best possible treatment…(plan/purpose) for fellow-fragile-life at this interim time frame.)

There are some things… that cannot be cured/solved/completely understood/appreciated at the present moment/point in time…

(e.g., Bipolar Disorder, etc. or Other serious situations/circumstances…ills ailing/alienating us sick humans.)

Forgiveness and endurance…empathy are important components of COM——P-A-S-S-I-O-N, eh?!

FEE

Stretching/flexing my compassion…. muscles/skills in challenging times.

There is a fee to be paid…PRO   verb 3:27…

Do not withhold good from those to whom you should give it*(Or “to whom it is owing.”)

If it is within your power*(Or “within the power of your hand”) to help.

10/13/17 @ 4:44 p.m.

POWER

(To help is not a misuse of power.)

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr: It’s COLD

Hats off (i mean hats on) to all You BRAVE hearts enduring the bitterly cold weather (wherever and in whatever form it takes)!!:) This is a (semi) cold morning for us folks here in Florida. Listening to “winter” ish wind whip up (as i compose this piece) brings me back to my New England weather days (except i’m missing snow). AND…Where’s the hot coco?:)

Getting the little girls off to school this morning…puttering down the road in a cold car with cold engine (for the first time in years) got me thinking/asking: am i spoiled/complacent now by mild weather conditions these past 13 years?? It’s good my kids are getting to experience a tiny taste of what life is like for those of us who do not have (our) circumstances of living in tropical paradise.

We are all products of our conditioning: extreme or other…our minds and bodies molded. Who, what, where, why and when…has or is molding our thinking, doing, living, weathering??

The media/governments/religions/big businesses of this world exert MUCH influence over many…are we accepting, conforming and being controlled, molded into something (for the powers that be) to utilize/exploit/abuse, etc?!

Some stuff i’ve read & have encouraged my kids/teens to think about:

Ask yourself: ‘Does the way I dress, act, and speak really reflect who I am, or am I merely mimicking the stereotype I see depicted in the media?’

  “And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
  • any who think they’re carving out their own identity are merely conforming to an identity that’s been handed to them.“I see it in my little sister,” says a young woman named Karen. “She pretends not to care about anything but clothes and boys. She’s smart, and I know that she has other interests, but she plays dumb because she thinks that’s the only way she can be like ‘all the other girls.’ And she’s only 12!”

    The stereotype does not reflect what all teenage girls want to be. “In the media, girls are shown as self-obsessed, ditzy, and prone to do immature things, but I think most of us have fairly good judgment,” says 15-year-old Alexis. “We have other things in our lives besides daydreaming about some cute guy.”

    The Bible says: “Mature people . . . have their powers of discernment trained to distinguish both right and wrong.”—Hebrews 5:14.

  • Stereotyping serves the interests of marketers—not those of teen girls. Recognizing the potential for profit, powerful industries—including publishing, fashion, technology, and entertainment—start targeting young people before they reach their teens. “Advertisers suggest tweens who don’t have the latest clothes, jewelry, makeup, and electronic products won’t be popular,” says the book 12 Going on 29. “Tweens see seductive commercials on a constant basis, even before they understand what the seduction is about.” `excerpt: Why Reject the Media Stereotype?—Part 1: For Girls

 Not only do powerful industries, governments, etc…want us all (younger and older) to hand over our power/our pocket books, but our minds and bodies too…NO THANKS…i’m NOT BUYING…(nor selling)…

While trying to keep warm…aka ALIVE! Where’s my hat?:)

 

(published 1/8/15 @ 10:42 a.m.)

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brrrr: fighting frostbite: when a LIGHT bulb went off in my…hand!

You got… your reasons (and so do i) but:

Rewarming must be a passive activity… or you risk losing fingers, skin, tissue, toes…if it took 1 or 2 hours for frostbite to set in…must: takes that long: 1-2 hours to rewarm…(and another reason of many, i’m glad i don’t/never smoked cause smoking, caffeine, alcohol make you more susceptible to frostbite).

Same with compassion…agape education..waking people up… gradually…a delicate process… teaching/educating/reteaching/unlearning…a learning/warming the mind/heart to new things, I think needs to be passive: a gradual rewarming of brain permafrost…if for example, a person has lived for so many years (insert time frame) it just may take that equivalent of (insert time frame) to get them warmed up to changing their emotional climate from violent to loving, from smoking to breathing pure air, etc…from corruption/selfish choices to clean/selfless choices.
i was passively listening to the weather channel about the dangers of frostbite and treatment while “engaging” in something else last night & a light bulb went off… in my hand!…i.e.  made some brain/hand connection about frostbite and emotions/actions…and com..passion…and how some soooo lack it, etc. in their communications/dealings/choices….and perhaps, why?…(they’ve lost a compassion finger or two or toe or two.)

Some are just soooooooooooooooooo cold and i’m just soooooooooooo warm: extreme climates. Learning to interact well/healthy/understandingly and IF i’m “coping” with a difficult person/situation/icy climate…IF i stay warm (kind/nice/compassionate)…eventually: will the person MELT (warm up)??

Warming up…to compassion takes patience/time/intelligent/passive precision. Requires: Being patient and understanding and realizing that not everyone has had the same opportunities to acquire/learn/adopt compassion culture/education/literacy….from infancy onward.

Apathy, indifference, envy, violence…brrrrr:(…who wants to endure a climate like that?

i’m NOT gonna let You/Anyone’s cold/mean/unloving/non-compassionate/violent/selfish ways…give me frostbite of the heart/mind..IF i can help it…trying my best:

To love others as we love ourselves means that we view others as we want to be viewed and treat others as we would like to be treated. Jesus said: “All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must likewise do to them.” (Matthew 7:12) Notice that Jesus did not say to mull over what others have done to us in the past and then repay in kind. Instead, we are to think about how we would like to be treated and then act accordingly. Notice, too, that Jesus did not restrict his words to friends and brothers. He used the word “men,” perhaps to indicate that we should act in this way toward all people, everyone we meet. ~excerpted: What it Means to Love Your Neighbor w 06

A light bulb in my hand…HOT power. (Compassion Heat in a violent/icy/apathetic world/climate.)

 

published 9/24/14 @ 2:34 p.m.

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