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TRUTH OF THE MATTER

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CELEBRITY CRITIQUE

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THE IMAGE GAME

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News & Events

 

Our Separating the Religions series is scheduled to make its debut next month (July 2022). Its first 3 books should be available for purchase and available for eAccess then!
Our Goodies Page made its debut on June 18th , 2022. Come here to find free, spiritual content posted twice a month (roughly on the 14th and 28th every month)! Join us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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Random Truth

 

“Bastard!”

 

Why do some people say it? Why does it roll off of their tongues? It may be that there is a meaning behind everything and the spiritual realm drives everything. With both of these in mind, we have a suggestion for the mystery of the spiritual significance of the insult “bastard.”

“Bastard” traditionally meant to indicate that a person is fatherless either because the person was born to unmarried parents or their father had left them.

 

“Bastard” is meant as an insult. It carries connotations accusing of a less than savory character. We have to realize that behind everything we do is either a good spirit or a bad spirit.

 

We propose as truth, that Satan tempts some people to say “bastard” at every chance they get because it taunts at Jesus whose father Joseph was not really His physical father. Words are powerful and it seems they do something in the spirit realm. Who knows what some are doing in the spirit realm, to Jesus nonetheless, every time they accuse somebody of being a “bastard”!

 

The Bible says, “Some people make cutting remarks,” in a context suggesting it is opposite of what is good (Proverbs 12:18 NLT, Holy Bible). Our words are to be watched.

 

Scriptural Secrets

 

Ark of the Covenant

Since everything God does seems to have a significance, what
could be the significance of the Ark of the Covenant?


The Ark of the Covenant was supposed to have been constructed according to God’s directions. It was to be a carved, decorative encasement (or box) and cover, laden with gold. An “ark” is what God called it. The ark featured two, three-dimensional, carved angels on top of it who faced each other and whose wings touched at the top. Thus, it was both an ark and an “arch,” the latter which is for a “doorway.” Interestingly enough, an “ark” is what God was to have called Noah’s giant boat too and Noah’s ark became a symbol for salvation.

 

The Islamic faith would dictate that carvings like the angels atop the Ark of the covenant are forbidden because in the Muslim religion, carvings of things on the earth, in hell or in heaven are forbidden. But the Islam’s holy book is premised upon the Christian’s holy book which details the making of the Ark of the Covenant as a good thing. In fact, it was said that God’s presence rested right under the arch.
 

Is the Ark a testament that there is a contradiction in Islam?
Christians make angels. Is the Ark a symbol that under the “wings” of the Christian faith is God’s presence and salvation? Or, nothing of the sort?

 

Spiritual Insights

 

Angels

Angels are believed to have a glorious appearance. A glorious appearance in the spiritual realm—at least. The Bible suggests it’s possible to come across an angel in everyday life and not even know it (Hebrews 13:2).

 

In the Bible, some angels had an appearance so impressive that the dreamers who saw them wanted to bow down as their first instinct. When John from the Bible saw one, he was moved to bow down and worship its feet (Revelation 22:8-9).

 

If glory can supposedly be “veiled”, isn’t it all-the-more reason to treat yourself and others with respect? It’s worth the energy. You never know the true glory their spirit carries.

 

Truth of the Matter

 
Lessons from COVID-19

Society often tends to break two ways. Like Democrats versus Republicans and introverts versus extroverts. There were the “vaccinations are evil” group and “vaccinations save us” group, generally speaking. Perhaps this is a meaningful microcosm of good and evil, God and Satan, people and demons. However, in this case, there may not be a readily apparent good vs. bad relationship.
 
People are in the habit of replacing the word “God” with anything and everything. Typical COVID-19-related statements were: We survived thanks to the vaccines. Science saved the day. We are at the mercy of COVID-19.

Invisible things can impact us greatly, like viruses or the spiritual world.
 

 

Christian Reminders

 

First Commandment

Just a reminder, according to “The First and Greatest Commandment,” we are all required to ‘Love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind” (Matthew 22:37-48, KJV).

 

At the core of every decision, every emotion, every action, and every desire should be Jesus. If this passage applied to a brand new, passionate lover, how would you treat him or her? That energy and enthusiasm, and more is the attention the passage suggests what Jesus is worth although you can’t see it at this stage in history.

 

Gospel+

 

Spiritual Father

Many people have a deep desire to have a better relationship with their biological father. The “Gospel” is the good news that Jesus Christ has died for the sake of you and to lift the curses of humankind. We can begin to live life on a new plane when Jesus comes back, He’ll put an end to death so we can live forever. He’ll put an end to abuse. Jesus will put an end to depression and you can live forever with His presence even when you die.

 

There are a number of scriptures to support these promises, including Revelation 21:4, 1 John 2:17 and Ephesians 3:17. But The Good News it entails also means you can have whatever you want as a Christian in perfect union with Jesus (Psalm 37:4-5; Matthew 7:7-8). The Bible says God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). This means to suggest He can be trusted when He makes promises in the Bible. It may be in this life, it may be in the life to come, but some time. 

 

Based on the scriptures, you can meet your biological father, spend more time with your biological father, have the approval of your biological father, know a better version of your biological father, or whatever is placed as a desire within your heart. It looks like it’s a good wager to take the next step and experience Jesus on a higher level.

 

Celebrity Critique


Christina Aguilera

Category 1 Talent 1 - she has a strong voice plus appears to have put in the work and practice it often takes to execute singing perfectly


Category 2 Authenticity and Integrity 1 - she makes songs in her native language and has made a number of recent ones even though they are not the highest view-generating songs of her songs in her videos on YouTube. She also made a Christmas album and it was not as greatly received as per its YouTube viewership, similarly

Category 3 Character 1 - she is a spokesperson for the World Food Program

Category 4 Positive Influence 0 - (we don't know her personally, so this is just a rating based as far as we can tell based on her videos and music lyrics) - she dresses quite provocatively in the absence of research on the effects of this on vulnerable viewers, good or bad. She has missed the opportunity to use her influence for a message that reflects the goodness of God in her life. Instead, she talks about all other subjects in her songs, especially relationships, avoiding that of God. She is Catholic, but it is difficult to tell the difference Catholicism makes versus secularism in her artistry.

Category 5 Class 1 - she is extremely classy, other than dressing without modesty at times

Score: 4/5
 

 
 

Ask A Question

 

Question: can you help me get to [country] because life is impossible here?

Answer: A faithful perspective says if you are meant to get to a certain country or situation different from the current one, God will put the right people in place, the right relationship, opportunities, open doors and finances. However, King David in the Bible described his situation in Psalm 23:4 as being in the midst of “the valley of the shadow of death,” but he goes on to say ‘God has prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies and my cup overflows.’ According to the Bible, there is a way to worship Jesus and any situation will seem like you are a conqueror over it. A faith position suggests the things on the outside may look difficult, but you experience them differently, as a conqueror. Tap into worship. King David was close to God and a master worshipper.

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For Kids

Verb Activity

Verbs are "action words." There are 25 action words in this passage taken from around the time of Easter in the Bible (Matthew 21:12-17). How many action words can you find in this passage? Write down each one you find (Note: Do not count "have," "will," "were" or "are." Once you're done, see the answers on the second slide!

 

For Everyone

 

Father Relationships

You may have wanted a much better relationship with your biological father but he has passed on, you don't know him, or he wants nothing to do with you. You wonder, "Where does this leave me?" There is always the possibility that your relationship will be continued in heaven and because God knows your heart and what will please it, you can count on the fact that it will be worth it. If you are familiar with the stories in the Bible, you know that God truly restores and when He does so, he over overcompensates. You can rest in his promises.

 

The Image Game

 

How to Play

Which of these is not an item mentioned in the Easter story including Palm Sunday all the way to Jesus' resurrection?

Palm branches? Tomb? Fig leaf? Nails? Crown of thorns? Cross?

Once you have an answer, scroll over the image to see if you're right!

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