The Alpha, The Omega
words you say
words you hear
things you see
people you meet
places you go
things you do
things you write
art you paint
songs you sing
pictures you take
roles you play
‒task you perform
from birth 'til sleep
‒the works of He†
(December 10, 2019)—This continuation of the Lazarus Scripture from ‘In Good Faith’ leads to a strong breath of foretelling. Of all my young years, no one told me this and I was raised a Catholic. Why? Why didn’t they point this all out? I was a child eager to learn and I don’t recall anyone telling me this foretelling deal. Why didn’t they tell me the reason for the Bible? Why didn’t they tell me that God was all in a way that a child would understand?
Questions. I’m so full of them. Always was. God made me that way ya know. And all through my life I questioned. And I got into serious trouble. Always. For that simple character trait of mine. Why? It’s not even curious to why I went to college to be a journalist. It’s not even curious to why I taught school. I ask the hard questions. I want to know. And do you know what? God wants me to know.
Here’s a big question, which I now know the answer: Why did people who knew the law of Moses want to kill an innocent man? A man who called them out on their lies? A man who stood for everything good? A man that came to teach them an easier way to get to heaven? The answer: GOD! It was meant to be. Jesus came here to Earth to die.
Through this process, He reveals more of sin. Through the actions of people who said they knew the law of Moses, He reveals what hypocrisy is. Take a look at the following Scripture:
Council Plots to Kill Jesus—Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in Him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. ‘What are we accomplishing?’ they asked. ‘Here is this Man performing many miraculous signs. If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place [temple] and our nation.’ Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, ‘You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.’ He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. So from that day on they plotted to take His life.—John 11:45-53
NOTES: Here is this Man performing many miraculous signs. If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.’ …WOW! I know that they were veiled and that everything is for a reason. The reason for this: Hypocrisy. Greed. Control. God is showing you what these are. Are you listening? The priests of the time, those in charge of leading people to heaven, are saying that if they let this man, that would be Jesus, continue, then they will lose their positions, their status! Isn’t that something!
The bigger picture: It had to be. Jesus was going to be crucified. That’s the overall scheme of this whole mess.
The smaller picture: Within the walls of this bigger picture, God is teaching us through symbolism. He’s great in that way. Here is this Man…You have to ask yourself: Why are they so afraid of this Man? What is this Man saying and doing that threatens them so much? The answer is clear: Telling the truth. They are afraid of the truth. As many are.
performing many miraculous signs….They contradict themselves so much. They are acknowledging that Jesus is in fact doing miraculous things. So why would you want that stopped? During this time, there was nothing even close written that is called the Revelations, so what are they afraid of? Jesus was healing people. Jesus brought a man back to life. That is just amazing! I want more of Jesus’ to roam the Earth. Why wouldn’t I? He healed people with no medication. He brought a man back to life who had been dead for four days! HELLO!?
If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place [temple] and our nation.’….There it is: Greed and power and control. They would lose their popularity. They would lose their status. So, to make this easier to understand: Take a congressman in your government and notice what they do when scandal hits their door. How about a superstar like a musician or actor? Notice how they quickly go into hush-hush when divorce hits their door, or abuse, or addiction. How about the churches? What happens when rape comes to their door? What do they do? For years and years, they just moved their pastors or priests. Oh, don’t let it be their bishops. You’ll see some disappearing all together. They’d do anything to protect their status.
Governments kill to protect their presidents and government officials’ statues. They kill and destroy anyone that disrupts their reputations. Let’s go smaller. How about a person’s status in their community? What happens when strife hits their door and they fear losing their status or having their reputation smeared? I know from personal experience. They turn the focus on someone innocent, ruin that person’s reputation and status to protect their own. People go to the extremes to protect their reputations.
It’s these extremes that God tests us the hardest. How far would you go to not face the truth of yourself? Think about that. How far? Would you run and hide so that no one could accuse you or look at you funny? Would you turn the tables and destroy another person just because you can’t get your act together and you refuse to go down or stay down alone so you tear another person apart so that you don’t have to be alone down there? Would you tear another person apart so that you can hide a dark secret or the truth about how badly hurt you are inside? Would you protect the person who harmed you just so that you don’t look bad because if anyone found out about what happened to you, you’d be ashamed and embarrassed?
How far would you go? In what I’ve seen, people go all the way to protect their reputations. They’d suffer inside so deep and hurt everyone in their way to protect their dark, hidden secrets. I know. I was on the other end of that in quite a few people’s lives.
You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.’…Foretelling. Why would this man say this? Jesus wasn’t accused of anything yet. Jesus wasn’t arrested yet. Why would he say that this Man was going to die? And why would they say that the whole nation would perish if this one Man didn’t die? Isn’t that something! They didn’t know as of yet that Jesus was going to die. They DID NOT acknowledge that He was God’s Son! So why would they think if He didn’t die then all the nation would perish? Why would they acknowledge He had such power? Which is actually true because Jesus came to die to save us from death…sin!
He did not say this on his own…God put these words in his mouth…because God can do this!…but as high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one….See that? So, why doesn’t the Jews recognize that this happened? It happened. What Bible are they using? Are they THAT mad at God for using them that they would suffer in the pit for eternity? Why are they SO prideful when God warns against being prideful in the first half of the Bible?
So many damn questions. Why do people turn their backs on God and His Son? This all happened. So, why pretend to be so intelligent when with all the sense you have, you’re dumber than a doornail. The one true thing that you should know: God is all and His Son is Jesus, you can’t seem to comprehend. So, you may know how to figure out the most difficult of formulas, operate on a human body, build an extraordinary building, but if you don’t know about your Creator and His Son, you know nothing and you are going to suffer in eternity. What part of this that you can’t get? Earth to Mars!
Another point to make here is that…to bring them together and make them one…this right here says that there is no more special people. This tells us that we are ALL God’s people and that we ALL have an equal shot at heaven. Who’s paying attention?
So from that day on they plotted to take His life…There you go! Hypocrisy. The tests from God are the hardest tests you will ever take! Your law exams. Your medical exams. Honey, they are NOTHING compared to God’s tests. And you will fail them over and over. Shame.
Jesus Goes to Ephraim—Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the Jews. Instead He withdrew to a region near the desert, to a village called Ephraim, where He stayed with His disciples.—John 11:54 (Ephraim)
NOTES: He showed them enough. He would begin getting Himself prepared for the final journey. He knew what was coming. He had to wait. Be patient. Trust. (What they keep telling me!) He knew what process had to take place. The boat was set in motion, if you want to know. The truth. He had to be sacrificed. His blood had to be shed in order for the New Covenant to take affect. He did that for YOU! He’s offered you an easier way to get to heaven and you STILL fail! What the hell!
I can get really sassy and arrogant when I boast about God. Oh, hell yes! Those of you who believe there is NO God, I got news for you…the pit. Automatic. Don’t you get that? Those of you who don’t believe in Jesus, His SON!, I got news for you…the pit. I’m not telling you anything new. You know this. You do. But the tests are just too damn hard for you to pass! And that is because you are uninformed, uneducated in what you should really be educated with.
God and Jesus are NOT a religion. Holy means Love. And if you say you love yet you treat people mean who don’t measure up to your standards, you don’t love. You are a hypocrite. I was called a hypocrite so many times, during my fight through love that I almost gave up on love…seeing it in others that is. I see it in a very few people these days. I see more of greed, hypocrisy, bigotry, lust…the worldly things. And that is sad.
There have been many like me that have come with the same message. A lot of them were killed because man couldn’t face truth. It’s really hard to believe in what you can’t see. But that’s your fault that you can’t see. God is ALL around. He’s always sending us messages…through movies, songs, the clouds, numbers, what others say and do. You are just not willing to open up your heart enough to see them. You rather the blinded life…moving at a pace so fast that you miss the signs He sends to you. Go ahead…live the fast life, live the blind life. It ends in only one place…the pit. You may not want to acknowledge this, but it’s truth.
So, go on and believe those who are controlling you. They are happy and rich. All those corporations, churches, governments…all those people with the power, they are in control of your life. Only through Jesus can you take back that control. It’s your choice. God will continue the way no matter what. Do you want to know an absolute truth: I do this because God ask me to. I do this out of love. I want you to go to heaven! And…I’m betrayed and I live alone! Except for God, Jesus, David, my Mom…those I hear in the spiritual world! But you’ll call me crazy because I hear them. You cast me out because I hear them. Isn’t that something! And that’s okay because the prize…the ultimate place…isn’t here on Earth!