Healing at the Cross Posts

  As a heart-changed Christian, I had long left the Catholic thing. Yes, the booths, the genuflecting, the holy water and the game were all sustained gone. Unfortunately, the 7 years after-Cath and before heart-change, allowed the monster of Tom to form and grow. This freak of nature, hair as long as any girl, donned size 11 platforms below the “bells” and became a herb smoking, peace bro-ing, concert grouping, what’s-your-bag, man, kind of guy. I was so happy to never have to confess any sins during that whole time. In fact, I considered nothing I was doing as sin, and really had no need for a priest. These were the sincere, tomorrow we die, if it feels good do it, days. We were not pretending anything, just seriously partying and making a life of that. The phoniness of our prior trying-hard at life convinced us life had no meaning,…

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It is really a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. Yet in the midst of it I have found a quiet and holy people. They have discovered a joy which is a thousand times better than any pleasure of this sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus are the Christians- and I am one of them    St Cyprian                                         Lets talk about the hows of getting things outside of us, inside of us. We do it all the time by accident but how on purpose? Well, God simplifies this for us. He enters us when we believe in Him, and brings all His endowments with Him. But is this enough? It is more than enough for now and forever. Also it  champions a start to what is to come still in my remaining time controlled existence. Make…

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God’s pure nature becomes the model for Israel in the Old Testament, and the model for healing today. With God’s re-established free will in man during Noah’s time as a basis, His faithful promise keeping with Abraham came next. Because of His commitment to His own people in history, from Mount Sinai comes the governing and protecting principle to be learned by them and us.  God’s justice must be known for men to emerge healed. How does this work? Well, “justice and judgment are the habitation of God’s throne in Psalm 89 and all of His ways are judgment in Deuteronomy 4:32”. Whatever God does, it comes forth as an implementation of judicial fairness. How could it not?   According to the Bible, God “is” Love and also God “is” Holy. Holiness refers to the purity of God. Fittingly, God cannot allow anything to dirty His nature that’s pure. Thus,…

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  New Mexico Scene “What is grace?” I asked God. And He said, “All that happens.” Then He added, when I looked perplexed, “Could not lovers say that every moment in their Beloved’s arms was grace? Existence is my arms, though I well understand how one can turn away from me until the heart has wisdom. ”St.John of the Cross Christ’s coming brought grace. The law came by Moses but grace and truth by Jesus Christ. O happy day! The subject of grace presents a vast topic but essentially grace means favor; a disposition to grant something freely. Christ releases the Father’s disposition to grant something freely, having died in our place as our representative man. Any “worthiness” aspirations by us to gain a thing, would eliminate grace. Self-merit can only conjure a wage. Grace earns no paycheck, neither becomes one; grace stands outside of this rationale as screened.  A…

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           So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, an intolerable waiting, a longing for another place and time, another condition.  Theodore Roelhke    Adolescence lives for experimentation, whether we like It or not. An in-between time, the age in which Abraham lived moves from childhood-identity to a trial and error of proving. Clinging to a hope of landing in a solid way, it seeks a not yet known ideal.  Many Christian thinkers disagree with the term “adolescent;” however most would agree we don’t just jump from childhood to adulthood. How does this relate to soul healing? Let us start with unconditional love. Unconditional love reigns extreme, radical, and stands a direct contrast to the best love man can work up. Let’s not water down what it means. If we give our thoughts to meditating on it, we determine the best effort of love a human can make purposes loving,…

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Earlier in the book we talked about the streaking racers that follow every person in their lifetime. Well, where did the other racers go; I mean the negative ones? Well they are not conceding victory yet, instead they hold a couple of “aces in the hole” which they pull out when someone gets near grace’s healing. The Law, the Old sin nature, and the Kingdom of darkness, may have lost ground as grace surged at Christ’s coming, but patiently these streakers ready for re-opportunity. So the answer to where did they go is simple; nowhere. One of the secret tactics of the negative racers is the effective use of certain cliched sayings. The first and biggest phrase goes this way; “you are using grace as a license to sin”. What is implied here is that if you use too much grace you will feel free to go out and sin…

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River in Nevada Love never fails. But how do I get love? Love comes to me through grace. “Where sin does abound grace does much more abound,” This is true love. The operations design of a man (inward adjustments) can be drastically altered in the current pre-rapture era. Physical bodies will have to wait till after the rapture for complete makeover, however. Does it mean nothing at all will happen to the body till then, and if something will happen, to what extent? Let’s think about what the body does for us now and also then. The body is our bridge to the world and our shield from it. Skin makes contact with our external world and converses with it using facial expressions and body language etc. It deflects that screaming baseball be-lining my squirming skull. It senses, smells and touches and much more. Future body will also bridge us…

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Grand Canyon Let’s take a picture. It involves straight-arrow aiming of the camera box but also a precisely focused lens. But whoa, a true photographer adds a whole lot more than this. Modern technology has yielded polished lenses, filters for light, color film and camera-steadying devices. All of these components are carefully selected for the perfect shot. The flash timed specifically, the moment caps. The goal; capture the image, as true-to-life as possible, but also warmth or frigidity, beauty or distaste. The professional wants us to smell and taste the scene or portrait. To observe the mere  silhouette of a beautiful garden would be a sham. Much like the picture taking illustration, penetrating impressions impact our human eyes; they emerge clear, through focus and repetitive review. “Apprehension,” (grabbing) starts the process. It sets the right tools and grabs the best image. More developing, however, transfers that best image to permanent…

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 Woods and Snow        “That men were ashamed, was the essential consequence of the fact that their glory; that clothing of honor of their body had been perverted into the shame of nakedness… Franz Delitzsch So far, (in this book), we have reviewed an abstract on hair-raising trauma, a treatise of the ego, and a true to life tale about how the downward drag of religion started the negative ball rolling in my young life. What do these three very different thoughts imply? Where do they overlap? Do you relate at all to the parts, or whole? I actually asked myself a similar question; what is a very real similarity in it all? The striking point of cohesion is written in one word: shame. Shame and awareness of inadequacy, awareness of a need for more, a groping to reach for something not yet there, and the thing that brings a…

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Pump house from the side door Some guys on T.V. talk about what we have to do, and they use a lot of Bible verses. Most of the talking sets the record straight on our responsibilities, and how to go about accomplishing them. These guys teach us how to not lose God’s favor and maintain a good standing. They are good at this kind of instruction. They speak this way all the time. I notice also how they appear so intelligent and have gained a lot of applause in other circles. Truly they are leaders and generally they know more than me so I must quietly learn from them. Boy, I wish I could learn all of their techniques and how-to-do-its. Some are Doctors and some Bishops or Elders even. When we hang out listening to these men and women, we sure feel good about finally knowing what some things…

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