HOPE in Death …

Success In A Worldly Sense …

Master? I’m Reflecting On Success In A Worldly Sense …?

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:29 pm.

I’m sitting here reflecting more than just thinking. Reminiscing on my doings of the past. I cannot remember any time when I was sure of who I was, but! I flounder the waters of high achievement, for what?

Much Achieved Today. Much Achieved Yesterday. Tomorrow? …

Goodness sake! Tomorrow? The sorrow! What sorrow? The sorrow of keeping up all of that for that tomorrow that might never come.

Talking About Futility? In A Nut Case, Literally I Mean …?

No thank you Mr. Achievement. No thank you, Mr. Success. I value my mental sanity the best! O my Master! Whatever possessed me to swim like a fish in a whim to visit muddy waters?

Human Nature. That’s The Fact To Be Exact …?

The human nature’s ways? O mine! Extensive realm for comedy skits calling quits. Yeah, for sure! Once we begin to see the comical ways of our human nature, we call it quits, but! Quote:

Song of Solomon 2:7

[He said] I charge you, O you daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the hinds of the field [which are free to follow their own instincts] that you not try to stir up or awaken [my] love until it pleases.

We Got To Wait For Our Turn To Quit, Otherwise …?

Futility! All our human efforts to quit with our wit’s power? Chasing after the wind and feeding on it. That’s what my human nature chased and fed on most of my life.

No Kidding! Knowledge Was My God, But! …

O my Master! You surely made that knowledge god like dust under Your feet. That’s how You convinced me to quit. It’s written,

Ecclesiastes 1:17-18

And I gave my mind to know [practical] wisdom and to discern [the character of] madness and folly [in which men seem to find satisfaction]; I perceived that this also is a searching after wind and a feeding on it. [1Th 5:21]

For in much [human] wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

How ‘Bout That? Me? Dum-Dum! Sounded My Torn Ear’s Drum …

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:06 pm

I couldn’t hear I was an educated fool until my turn to quit my foolishness, to quit my wits came by the power of Your love for me. It never fails. It always avails. 5:35 pm bed? Up at 10:02 pm.

Thankful I Remain. Your Love Prevails …?

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10:36 pm

You know when I sit. You know when I stand. You know what I am going to say or think before I either say it or think it. I’m tankful that You didn’t destroy me a long time ago.

Indeed! You Didn’t Totally Destroy Your People. You Left Us A Remnant …?

Ha! that’s what You are leading me to understand right now. Wow! Through the ages that remnant now populates the four corners of the earth. Wow!

Now I Understand All Those Words I Have Been Wondering About …?

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 12:38 am.

O my Master! there is an ominous silence at this midnight hour. Strange. Just as strange as my understanding of Your words. Going over again through Your words given to Your prophet Isaiah makes me realize how strange it all is.

Even So? You Are In Control Of It All From The Day Of Old …?

Hope? There is always hope. But all things must happen at Your exact decreed time. Is 2020 Your decreed time to set us free from the hopeless state and condition of our souls?

  • That’s the bubbling Up Hope From Our Hearts On This 2020Year!

HOPE in Death …

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:29 pm.

The NET does not work at this hour. I needed to test the graphic. So, I inserted here. It’s just not what I sense it to be. Back to work on it.

Your Grace Is Sufficient Unto Me To Overcome All Setbacks …

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 12:48 am.

Problems, difficulties in this world are inevitable, but! I don’t need to worry about such; You have overcome the world for me.

  • It’s past midnight. Still no Internet to test the graphics. I will work on the background instead of the text, until I can get to the tutorial to do what I want to do with the text.

Circumstances Are Not Always The Best …

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:14 pm.

But! You know all about it, my Master. My body still on the mend. The winter still bitter. No visitors. No calls. Abundance and lack hand in hand. The Internet not working most of the time. I keep messing up in the graphics because is hard to see the small monitor’s screen. Besides the lack of a good graphic’s card.

This morning I unstalled Photoshop 15 to see if that would solve my problem with the brushes. After the uninstall I had to restart at 9:53 am.

From there on I struggled to correct the problem to no avail. Finally? I realized my latest version of Photoshop is 2 versions behind. I started the update, but it’s stuck because of the faulty Internet connection. Went to sleep around 7 pm to 10 pm.

Woke Up. Ate. Reflected On It All, And? …

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:38 pm.

You gave me the sense of well-being. No need to complain. No need for all to be the best. I can be and do quite well under the worst. How blessed I am!

Well? I Tell You Why? …

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:45 pm.

Update restart 12:46 pm. Back on all up to date. So is my life. O my Master! You bless me so! I slept from midnight to about 1:30 am. I was still sleepy but I thoughen up waiting for the NET to connect. That didn’t happen until around 4:40 am.

Soon as the NET connected, I called support to help me with the Photoshop update. All well now in that department. Actually? All super-well.

I worked until around 10 am. Finally, I crashed in bed around 10 am.

On Waking Up I Saw You Holding Us In Your Hand …

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1:12 pm.

I smiled big time! I remember little Johny and his grandma taking a strol in the snow covered park. O my Master! You sustain me with humor. The tale:

Grandma says: “You see lil Johny how beautifully God painted the world for us?”

Quickly lil Johny responded: “Yeah, grandma, and He did it all with His left hand!”

Grandma: “O, what makes you say that my son?”

Lil Johny: “I learned last Sunday in Sunday School that the Savior sits on God’s right hand!”

Logical Child’s Conclusion, But! …

Are not our grown-up conclusions on the reading and stydying the written words? Our human minds can only conclude on the actual meaning of words.

O Well! Let Be. Be Still. Your Point, My Master? …

You really, really are holding the whole creation plus our own individual selves in Your hand. Your working right hand that is! Your point?

To Bring Our Carnal Natures In And Out Of The Darkness Of The Grave …

Hope in death is now the matter You are bringing to light on this 2020 year. And? Yes! Our Redeemer sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. He is our Advocate.

I have read, studied, agreed with many conclusions on the the following long chapter, but! it’s not until today that You, my Master, are shinning Your light on it.

In Your light I now see Your purpose for sharing my state of well-being aloof from the cares of this world. Indeed, there is hope in death. The death to the things of this world. Quote:

Messiah Our Advocate

1 John 2:1-29

MY LITTLE children, I write you these things so that you may not violate the Almighty’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father–[it is] Yahushua Messiah [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action].

And He [that same Yahushua Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

And this is how we may discern [daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).

Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [of the Gospel] is not in him.

But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for the Almighty been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:

Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message which you have heard [the doctrine of salvation through Messiah].

Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness (N1moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light (N2the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.

Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, born-again child of the Almighty his Father] is in darkness even until now.

Whoever loves his brother [believer] abides (lives) in the Light, and in It or in him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or sin.

But he who hates (detests, despises) his brother [in Messiah] is in darkness and walking (living) in the dark; he is straying and does not perceive or know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

I am writing to you, little children, because for His name’s sake your sins are forgiven [pardoned through His name and on account of confessing His name].

I am writing to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be aware of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have been victorious over the wicked [one]. I write to you, boys (lads), because you have come to know (recognize and be aware) of the Father.

I write to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be conscious of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and vigorous, and the Word of the Almighty is [always] abiding in you (in your hearts), and you have been victorious over the wicked one.

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of the Almighty and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.

Boys (lads), it is the last time (hour, the end of this age). And as you have heard that the antiMessiah [he who will oppose Messiah in the guise of Messiah] is coming, even now many antiMessiahs have arisen, which confirms our belief that it is the final (the end) time.

They went out from our number, but they did not [really] belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they withdrew] that it might be plain that they all are not of us.

But you have been anointed by [you hold a sacred appointment from, you have been given an unction from] the Holy One, and you all know [the Truth] or you know all things.

I write to you not because you are ignorant and do not perceive and know the Truth, but because you do perceive and know it, and [know positively] that nothing false (no deception, no lie) is of the Truth.

Who is [such a] liar as he who denies that Yahushua is the Messiah? He is the antiMessiah (the antagonist of Messiah), who [habitually] denies and refuses to acknowledge the Father and the Son.

No one who [habitually] denies (disowns) the Son even has the Father. Whoever confesses (acknowledges and has) the Son has the Father also.

As for you, keep in your hearts what you have heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the first dwells and remains in you, then you will dwell in the Son and in the Father [always].

And this is what He Himself has promised us–the life, the eternal [life].

I write this to you with reference to those who would deceive you [seduce and lead you astray].

But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do].

And now, little children, abide (live, remain permanently) in Him, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming.

If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Messiah] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father’s will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [the Almighty].

On This Note, Long Note At That, I’m Led To Close And Post The Matter …

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 2:07 pm.

Need to edit and format before I post. Right now? Don’t feel too good. Will break for a bit. Back at 4:40 pm. Finished editing. As I edited the chapter You opened my eyes to see.

  1. None of my former Christian teachers ever thought to question oneself on the matter.
  2. In reading this time, it came to me, Am I the guilty one?
  3. In the past, living by my and others understanding of the written words?

Yes! Indeed! Guilty! But! …

Thank goodness! You have set me free from my carnal past. No need to rehash words without knowledge anymore. Experience not words is what matters here.

Experience Never Before Conceived In My Mind …

Your Presence in my heart and mind was never experienced as I am experiencing now. You are so real! Indeed! There is hope in death. Death to the ways of this world.

Enjoy! Deploy!

Much love to all. thiaBasilia.