Thursday, November 2, 2017

Passion, Priorities, and Behavior are a Choice

Consensual sexual behavior is a choice, ALWAYS.  Mind you, I said "consensual."  This does not include rape or abuse . . .   To give consent is to agree to participate, therefore; a choice.  For the past several years, the claim of the LGBT . . . is that a person is born gay and has no choice.  Now, Kevin Spacey  has "come out" and says otherwise.  'I choose now to live as a gay man':
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The fact of the matter for all of us, is, we choose the actions we take, and consensual sex is based upon a choice to act.

As a less than passionate person when it comes to sex, I've given some thought to not only my feelings, but done my best to look at sexuality from a Scriptural perspective.  It is possible, however; to simply "not burn with passion" as the Apostle Paul indicated.  Although long term abstinence in marriage is not G-d's plan for a man and woman, if it is mutual, the legal marriage/partnership can be maintained . . . for years.  As it turns out, we humans really haven't changed much.  For some of us, passion is not expressed sexually, and it's really work to try to do so.

Although Ezekiel 16:49 gives specific reasons as to why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, Genesis indicates there was an open, brazen immorality in those cities as well.  I found it interesting that Lot had two daughters and two sons-in-law, indicating marriage, but he told the townsmen, his daughters had never been with a man.  I've heard an explanation, claiming to understand the custom of that day and the term marriage was really more like "engaged," but the consummation of Isaac and Rebekah's marriage in Genesis 24, pretty much disproves that theory.  I've also heard the theory that Lot had more than the two daughters mentioned, but Scripture doesn't confirm that.  My theory is a bit simpler.  Since the sons-in-law elected to not leave with Lot and family, it sounds like they preferred the men of Sodom . . .

As mentioned earlier, not all of us are sexually passionate.  Before this sexual agenda of our modern day, I truly believe there were what used to be called, spinsters, and "confirmed bachelors."   I don't believe all those single women and men were gay, they just had different priorities.  On the other hand, some of them might very well have preferred the same sex, but it certainly was not openly declared as their "identity."  Sadly, I believe many young people are being influenced to identify as gay, when they are simply not "burning with passion" for the opposite sex.  Now that it is being introduced at such a young age, we need to remember, there is a natural phase of childhood in which boys do not like girls and vice versa!  That doesn't mean all the second graders are gay!  The Apostle Paul was a man with a mission and that was his passion.  Paul also mentions in the last days, humans will be "lovers of self;" while "love" has sadly been mistranslated and redefined in an overtly sexualized society.

 I believe King Solomon has been misunderstood through the years.  The man had 700 wives and 300 concubines and his comments about women were not all that positive . . . I'm guessing many of his marriages were political in nature, and we are told that he built a separate palace for one of his first wives.  So rather than think he was always chasing women, I'm thinking he couldn't find a woman to suit him.  We know he was poetic, years later remembered for his "clothing of splendor," and there are a couple of indications he was a mama's boy.   Am I stereotyping?  Perhaps . . .

In a recent discussion, I was asked if I thought Solomon was gay.  First, we do know that he had great regard for Torah, the law of G-d, so no; I do not believe he participated in sexual sin.  I then went on to say, in reading Ecclesiastes, I'd say he had some issues, but he had a respect of Torah and was far too wise to limit himself to be defined by his sexuality.  He was a man and knew he was a man with a very powerful position in life.  He had more on his mind than his own body!  Back before all this "free time" folks didn't have so much time to ponder their feelings and question their bodies . . . It's not so long ago that men were recognized for their careers and professions.

My mother was greatly concerned that I was not feminine enough, so she insisted that I participate in things that really didn't interest me, for example; piano lessons.  I also learned to sew and although I don't really care for sewing, none of the feminine endeavors hurt me a bit . . . I'm just not terribly talented in some of these areas.  I truly appreciate that I can sew and provide keyboard accompaniment, but also that I've had the opportunity to hunt, fish, do farm work, and run a business, as a woman!  I don't really understand why talents and accomplishments were ever labeled gender specific.  I can't really think of a famous female pianist, and there have been male tailors throughout time.  It's our society that made sexuality such an issue, and now with all the strange additives to food, entirely too much free time, and influence of the agenda; people are choosing confusion.  Meanwhile, what are they actually accomplishing, beyond spreading the confusion?

Bruce Jenner is the perfect example of what I'm saying.  As a man, he was the most diverse athlete in the 1976 Olympics, winning the Decathlon.  I read he's the father of 6 children and has been a motivational speaker.  Now that he's decided to be a woman, what's he done?  Had his picture taken and given interviews about his wardrobe . . .

We are born in the body in which we arrive and except in very rare cases, we have either XX or XY chromosomes.  There is nothing to debate.  Passion, priorities, and behavior are a choice, for each of us.

So G-d created man in His own image, in the image of G-d created He him; male and female created He them.    Torah of Holy Scripture

Thursday, June 22, 2017

From a Pharmacist and Nutritionist

I can tell you that these facts are something to consider before taking prescription medicines:
10 Interesting Medications Facts:
1. The osteoporosis medication Fosamax (and others like it) were designed to trick a bone density scan, by keeping the dead bone in the bone matrix. Dead bone is supposed to float away in the blood but Fosamax forces the dead bone to stay. This weakens the bones until the bone often disintegrates into dust, most often happening in the hip or jaw. The lawsuits against Fosamax and other drugs like it are massive.
2. Pain medications can increase heart attack risk because pain killers shut off nerve communication in the body (so you can't feel the pain) but unfortunately the heart and brain also need nerve communication to operate. Pain killers can stop this communication, causing an increased incidents of heart attacks.
3. Birth control pills were first tried on both men and women. In the male group, the scrotum and gonads both shrunk in test subjects, so the idea was canceled. Some in the female group died, so the dose was readjusted. Only males were in charge of this experiment. :(
4. Statin drugs stop the liver from producing cholesterol and cholesterol is used in the body to make other compounds, one of which is co-enzyme Q-10. CoQ10 is needed to contract muscles. Some fatal accidents have occurred when people driving cars (and taking statin drugs) have been believed caused because the drivers were no longer able to contract their leg muscles to work the brake or gas pedals and drove off the road, killing themselves or others.
5. Beta blockers (given for high blood pressure) are designed to make sure the heart doesn't beat too fast. People on these medications should not exercise vigorously because a higher heart rate is needed to oxygenate working muscles and remove waste from energy production. With the heart being blocked from beating fast when exercising (by the beta blocker), a host of emergency situations can occur.
6. A leading side effect of antidepressants is increased depression and suicidal thoughts. 50% of people prescribed antidepressants stop taking them within 3 months, simply because they're too toxic and the side effects too severe.
7. The average weight gain with antidepressants is 40lbs in a year. Weight gain above 100lbs has been recorded in patients taking antidepressants, over a 12 month period. When the body is toxic, it increases hormones that increase fat gain and water retention, in order to dilute toxic concentrations. Anything that makes you gain weight, means your body is being poisoned. The greater the weight gain, the more powerful the poison.
8. Heartburn medications for GERD (acid reflux) block the stomach's production of hydrochloric acid, which in turn doesn't allow food to digest properly. This leads to fatigue and a general energy crisis in the body, which leads to more disease because the body can't effectively extract the energy and nutrition from food without the proper concentrations of stomach acid.
9. Over the counter antacids, like Rolaids and Tums, contain dangerously high levels of aluminum which have been proven to cause toxic effects, many of which are in the brain and neurological system. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MD, MS. ALS...all related.
10. Antibiotics destroy the intestinal gut flora in the body, which is proven to actually organize and run the body's immune system. Biotic means "life" in Latin so an antibiotic is anti-life, killing many beneficial things in the body as well. When antibiotics destroy the beneficial gut bacteria, as well as other overgrown negative gut flora, this often leads to long-term dysfunction in immunity. This is why most people taking antibiotics, continue with recurring infections at regular intervals through the year.
Researched and written by:
Frances Amaroux

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Reported Death of Anthony Palmer

When I first saw the breaking headlines, a strange thought crossed my mind.  I had just seen a video of him with Kenneth Copeland in which they both gave me a serious check in my spirit. Not my usual, eye roll about Kenneth Copeland, but a very uncomfortable [chapter of the Revelation] check in my spirit.  Then there was the Joel Osteen interview after meeting the Pope. I realize I don't have a clear chronological order to these, because I do not follow the teachings of these particular religious leaders.  I find it spiritually unsettling and completely non edifying to watch pastors and teachers whom I believe to be heretics.  I don't want to fill my mind or my spirit with that sort of information.

 It seemed like it was just a few days or weeks after seeing this coming together of Protestants and the Vatican, I saw the headline that Pastor/Bishop/Priest Anthony Palmer had died . . .  Again, a strange connection to the passage in the Revelation about one of the heads of the beast being wounded to death, yet his deadly wound was healed . . . Rev. 13:3.  Seriously, the first time I saw this guy, he hit that cord in me of being one of the potential heads of this coming together, and I saw in his photograph, something about "no regard for women" from the Daniel prophecy, as well.

I don't know that Anthony Palmer is the specific individual in the prophecy, but he clearly represents how it could come about.  Religion as we now see it will be a major player in the coming together to bow down at the image of the beast.  We're also told that there will be miracles in the end of days, and even the elect could be deceived.  So if Anthony Palmer makes a reappearance, will it be inaccurate reporting of his death, or a "proposed miracle?"  The three Abrahamic religions will come together in the NWO, so naturally the Protestants and Catholics would have to unite before this occurs.  We can't forget that the Pope speaks rather well of Islam.

As I searched for more information about this individual who had supposedly died last week, I became somewhat skeptical.  I'm not a firm believer in mainstream media, but they do cover the deaths of high profile folk.  Paul Crouch's death made the mainstream news.  Oral Roberts death did as well, as did even the wife of Billy Graham, Ruth.  High profile religious leaders do make the news when they "fall" or die.   The only reports of the death of Anthony Palmer came from religious news sources, Kenneth Copeland's site included.  Which brought me to the next uncomfortable thought.  I don't trust mainstream media and I know there are things the corporate leaders choose to not cover, but the alternative news sources didn't jump on it either . . . just a few religious sites and another uncomfortable fact quickly became obvious.  There was really only one source and it was continuously repeated through the other religious sites.  If nothing else, it seems a confirmation as to how so many religious teachings just gained momentum, without regard for the truth.

I honestly do not know if Anthony Palmer is dead or alive, and in the information age, that is a big red flag.  It certainly has given me pause to consider just how simple it could be to deceive millions.

Kenneth Copeland says Anthony Palmer died at 6:50am, July 20, 2014

Now the End Begins

Catholic Online

* I stand corrected on religious news sources only, and I hadn't found it in the first two searches, but TrueNews also reported on the death, but it's a very different report than Kenneth Copeland's.

*Also since I began this search, a video that recorded the hospital's response to an inquiry about his condition, has been removed.  I viewed it once and went back to link it here to discover it had been removed.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Although I do not use the luni-solar calendar nor do I promote it, I found the rest of this video to be interesting.  I, personally, do not believe any of us can know how all the details of the Revelation will unfold, but Scripture does tell us, Messiah is coming back for a spotless bride.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Answered Prayer in Devastation

The third anniversary of the Joplin tornado has just passed and there are times it still evokes strong emotion in me.  I was blessed to meet with our very own storm chaser, Gerry Davis, and suffice it to say;  tornadoes evoke very different emotions in the two of us.

I had just sold the "starter-stead" the Friday before the tornado roared through Joplin, Sunday evening.  The north sky was very dark that evening as I did chores, and it was raining, but I had no idea what was taking place just thirty miles away.  It wasn't until later that evening, I turned on the computer to discover an F5 tornado had destroyed a vast portion of Joplin.  Three years later, much of the devastation is still apparent.

When I saw the path of the tornado, it occurred to me that the address of the young couple who had bought the place, was in that path.  The real estate deal was a simple one, as it was an owner finance situation.  I tried their number, but of course, the call would not go through.  My phone service was restored in a couple of days, but something happened Monday that cannot be explained in any other way, but the hand of our Heavenly Father.

That night as I prayed, my heart was so heavy, knowing there were so many people unaccounted for.  As it continued to rain, I thought of those who were trapped under rubble, not yet rescued.  I was also thankful though, due to the size of the class, the High School graduation had been held at the college that was not in the path.  The High School was destroyed by the tornado.  There were fatalities, but the number would have risen by hundreds, had the graduation taken place at the High School.  I also prayed that somehow, I could know if that young couple, who had bought the place, and their two children were safe.  Knowing, I was not a relative or anyone of significance in their life, I certainly could not contact any emergency services to make inquiry.

The next morning I awoke to a very dark cloud, and the Voice spoke from that cloud, "Man was not given domain over the skies, stop cloud seeding, weather is not to be in hands of man."  I posted that later in my updates blog.  Meanwhile, I knew Joplin needed supplies, and I was far enough away, my local Dollar Store wasn't wiped out, yet; so I did what I could to reduce their inventory and take it to Joplin.  There was a parking lot designated for emergency supplies, and there was a line, two actually.  One for those bringing supplies, and one for those in need.

As I moved forward in the line toward the drop off point, coming toward me in the other line, was the young couple and their children.  I can't even type this without being overcome . . . They had survived, as many had, in their bathtub.  The place where they had been living was no longer inhabitable, and their vehicle had been destroyed, but they were all alive and uninjured.

As I praised Adonai and thanked Him for their safety, and the safety of so many, I also thanked Him for that perfect timing.    

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Denying Y'hshuwah Messiah is Not Exactly a New Concept

The Apostle John addressed the issue of denying Messiah in the first of his three short letters.  Paul mentioned it and named names at the time.  As I considered the latest wave of social media announcements of denial, my heart was grieved.  As I sought comfort, I came to a fuller understanding of Romans 8:26, and along with that fuller understanding, YHWH reminded me that this has been going on since Messiah came the first time and will continue until His return.

Many of us are aware, by now, that Constantine's Nicene council placed the first official wedge between the Christ of the New Testament and the promised Messiah of Israel.  Constantine is really the "father" of Roman Catholicism and by separating his Christ from Judaism in reality, designed a "mascot" promoting lawlessness, for his politically correct religion.  Popes were, for all practical purposes, worshiped . . .  The followers did not deny Messiah, but did "separate" Him from Torah.  A quick translation lesson here.   In the Hebrew: מָשִׁ֫יחַ  is transliterated Mashiach.  Mashiach translates to Messias, in both Greek and Latin, and I've already used the English translation, Messiah.  Christ is not really an accurate English translation of the Hebrew term:  Mashiach.

Without a great deal of research regarding the Dark Ages, the name of this period, alone; indicates the absence of "the Light."  It wa s time of illiteracy and superstition.  By the time the Protestant Reformation came to be, one of the best known names, Martin Luther, was openly anti-Semitic, thus even when translating Scripture for the common man, the division between the Messiah of Israel and the Christ of Christianity remained.  As factions separated themselves from the Roman Catholic Church, few actually changed much.  Sunday remained the day chosen for worship, as most Protestants did not return to Sabbath keeping, as the first century believers had done.  The Feasts remained "Jewish" rather than Biblical, even though Romans clearly states believers are grafted into Israel.

Separating the Instruction from the Example and Sacrifice has been done throughout history.  Sadly, now, we are seeing the renaissance of Pharisaic Judaism in the denial of Messiah, with one exception, and that exception is of everlasting consequence.  The Pharisees never acknowledged Y'hshuwah as Messiah.  Traditional Judaism clearly cannot see their promised Messiah in the Christian Jesus!  This wave of becoming a believer, to church hopping to Hebraic roots, to Talmud, to denial of Messiah is the path to which there is no return, and it is not the narrow path!

For those who have not yet recognized Messiah, there is still hope.  For those who have been deceived into believe Messiah rendered Torah obsolete, there is still hope, but . . . Hebrews 6:4-6 states for those who have followed Messiah, claimed redemption in Him, then chosen to turn and follow Him no more, there is no more hope of repentance.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Eight Sabbath Basics

                                              Contributed by Dot Olsen
Stay in your place (different people have different applications for this, discussing whether this applied on in the wilderness or not, whether this commandment is directly attached to the manna or not)
Exodus 16:29
"Bear in mind that the Lord has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where they are on the seventh day; no one is to go out.”

No cooking, which we infer from
Exodus 16:23
"He said to them, “This is what the Lord commanded: ‘Tomorrow is to be a day of Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.’"

Do not work, do not compel anyone to work on your behalf
 Exodus 20:10 "but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns."  Leviticus 23:3 "Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings." Deut. 5:14

 Exodus 31:13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy. Deuteronomy 5:12 ‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you."

Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy."

Do not kindle a fire
Exodus 35:3 "You shall kindle no fire throughout your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”

Nehemiah 13:15-21 gives a record of the Sabbath being profaned and this is where the prohibition is given to not spend money on the Sabbath. People may say that this commandment is not in the Torah so it is not valid but let us remember that the Torah is not the whole counsel of God, although the root of every commandment is no doubt found within the Torah. Torah means instruction and instructions found outside the five books of Moses are still the instructions from On High for our good.

Do not carry a burden on on the Sabbath
Jer.17: 21-27 21 Thus says the Lord: “Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 nor carry a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, nor do any work, but hallow the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. 23 But they did not obey nor incline their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear nor receive instruction. 24 “And it shall be, if you heed Me carefully,” says the Lord, “to bring no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work in it, 25 then shall enter the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, accompanied by the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city shall remain forever.26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah and from the places around Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin and from the lowland, from the mountains and from the South, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, bringing sacrifices of praise to the house of the Lord. 27 “But if you will not heed Me to hallow the Sabbath day, such as not carrying a burden when entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.”’”

***This is not an exhaustive list of Scriptures, it is meant to be a quick basic overview.***