The Heart of Love
to give up the right
paying a ransom
not letting our hearts burn
or even be concerned
–with any payment
it is taking what is learned
live it in firm
over and over...churn
without a need–
preach in some church
without a rehearse
spill in the universe
seeking more and more
to read its verse
–without needed words
it's in the appearance
of the return
(December 21, 2019)—The following Scripture I was led to because of Humility. This group of Scripture is Jesus’ final journey to Jerusalem.
Pharisees Question Divorce—Some Pharisees came to Him to test Him. They asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?’ ‘Haven’t you read,’ He replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ [Gen. 1:27] and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? [Gen. 2:24] So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.‘ ‘Why then,’ they asked, ‘did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?’ Jesus replied, ‘Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.’—Matthew 19:3-9; Mark 10:2-9
NOTES: When Jesus lived as man on Earth, He lived under the law of Moses. This you must understand. It was only after He resurrected that the New Covenant was put into affect. Hence, God removes the poison from our lives written in Matthew. Hence the Gospel…the books written AFTER Jesus resurrected…teach about being married to an unbeliever is okay because the combination makes the children holy, but if they want to leave, let them leave.
it was not this way from the beginning….Interesting thing to say. Beginning of what? Have you ever wondered? How about the cycle!
Disciples Question Jesus—[Mark] When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. He answered, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.’ [Matthew] The disciples said to Him, ‘If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.’ Jesus replied, ‘Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.’—Matthew 19:10-12; Mark 10:10-12
NOTES: ‘Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given….The one who can accept this should accept it.’…Interesting choice of words. God’s in charge and Jesus couldn’t say the changes that were to come while still under the Laws of Moses. After Jesus’ resurrection, things become more clear. I, for one, questioned divorce hard. I cried and cried. There’s a plan and there’s a process and we have to trust in the process. I have learned that sometimes the one we marry ourselves to is not the one God has married us to. I know that sounds weird, but it is the truth. There is a difference, a huge difference, between being married by man and being married by God. Have you ever heard of the phrase soul mate? Well, I’ve learned that there is indeed such a thing. We are bound to our soul mates for eternity. When God’s ready to reunite you with your soul mate, He will. If that means getting rid of the earth marriage, then bye-bye marriage.
Jesus Blesses Children—People were bringing little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.—Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17
NOTES: and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these…Have you ever wondered about this phrase? He’s saying…Look at the way they are! Pay attention how they behave! And be like them! Then He says…anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’…There you go! He’s always had me pronounce, ‘I’m a child of God,’ and ‘He’s my Father and I’m His daughter.’ He has sent many works through me about being a child, loving like a child. Do you know what it means to love God like a child when you are an adult? Do you know what it means to behave like a child, have a child-like heart as an adult? I’ve been told so many times to grow up or act like a mother or act like an adult by people who just didn’t see God. All along I was acting like an adult with a child-like heart because that is what God wants. He wants to see our tears, our laughter, our playfulness. I find it terrible when we are scolded for play.
This part I hated about teaching because the messages from bosses were so confusing. We were to teach, but not let the children play. We got in trouble if our classes were noisy etc., etc. And growing up, I was constantly reprimanded for cutting up when we went some place. Having a child-heart is hard in this adult world because people don’t get what it truly means to have this child-heart and truly be an adult at the same time. Players think the way about it is just to give their sex to everyone they encounter or everyone who answers their sext talk. They see that as love. The truth of that is: They are using their adult world with a child mind because whatever happened to them as a child stole their child world, so they reenact this over and over through sex play…that evil whore and its control. They are not healed. And the hard part: they tend to single out those who truly have a child-heart to play. Hence, the narcissist and the codependent. I guess no one really thought that maybe God did this on purpose to help the sick heal. I didn’t see it. I do now.
Being able to keep our child-heart is hard because people hurt us…we are tested the hardest. God has me sitting and waiting to see who will come. I tell Him that no one is going to come. He tells me my faith in humanity is weak. I agree. He said they will come. I beg Him to not allow my heart to harden. I rather my child-heart. I rather be soft and cry than hard and mean. He tells me that my heart can’t get hard. I’m glad.
Rich Young Man—As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up to Him and fell on his knees before Him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call Me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.’ [Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20] ‘Teacher,’ he declared, ‘all these I have kept since I was a boy.’ Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ He said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, then come, follow Me.’ At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.―Matthew 19:16-22; Mark 10:17-22; Luke 18:18-23
NOTES: ‘No one is good—except God alone…Do you fully understand this? Everyone does bad. Everyone will fall to the darkness. We all experience sin, sometimes grave sin. We all have a chance to resurrect…rise from that fall. Jesus is saying don’t judge others because you are just as bad. So think about that next you look down on someone in judgment. The man in the mirror…that’s where you should start.
Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.’…Yeah, everyone’s invited by few get in…it’s not really hard you know. You don’t have to be holy-roly or be in a church pew all the time. All you have to do is be a good person. You can have all the tats you want. You can drink your favorite spirits, smoke your favorite cigs. Have a good woman or man and be as naughty as you want. You can dress any way you want. Don’t hurt anyone! Period. Physically or emotionally. And if you do, make the amends required by the royal law of Love. It’s not hard to get in the kingdom. You have just got to want it with all your heart. Why would you want the other? This…I can’t comprehend.
‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, then come, follow Me.’…Can you walk away from all your possessions? Can you? I could have kept my home. I could have gotten a good job and struggled and rubbed it in the ex’s nose by remarrying and putting him in that house. I could have done that. Then the Book of Job. I walked away. I could have kept all the possessions I had bought through the years. And I did for a time. I’m down to pretty much what I bought for myself when I first got on my own, minus a lot of it, and some things my children gave to me, and a few pieces of furniture. I wasn’t asked outright to just give it all up. No. It took seven years to decide to let it go a little at a time.
Then it was giving: money and time…sharing without getting anything in return. I resented it. It hurt. It seemed like no one saw me. I was giving and giving and instead of being appreciated, and that’s all I really wanted, I was dumped on. I resented it. Then God came and questioned this. I had to cry and beat my breast and yell at Him to why I had to suffer and those who too advantage of me seems to have moved on with a life without any remorse to what they had done. Jesus: It’s only things Karen Elizabeth. It’s only things! These things can’t feed me or cloth me or hold me or talk to me. Every once in a while I yearn for them. I had some really nice things. But…I never used most of it. I just seemed to have collected stuff just to have stuff. Why? It’s so silly.
This life ends. We live on. On this Earth, I’d rather live in a ditch and have what money can’t buy than have all the riches in the world. True Love. Do you know why? Because it is the rarest of commodities ever. At this point in my life, I still haven’t seen it. Jesus says it does exist. I question Him. I haven’t experienced it. I think the closest form of it is from my oldest son. Other than that, where is it? This…to me…is worth more than any gold on Earth.
Love of Possessions—Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, ‘How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus said again, ‘Children how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, ‘Who then can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.―Matthew 19:23-26; Mark 10:23-27; Luke 18:24-27
NOTES: I remember the ex-husband saying, ‘It’s just a building!’ He said this when the marriage was falling apart. My children were right inside the house listening. He was talking about our house. I demanded that it wasn’t just a building. He didn’t understand what I was saying. That house represented unity, togetherness. He turned it into betrayal, a chore, something ugly. That broke my heart. When you build something together, there will be hard times, but a unity means doing and working through things together even if that means a little bitching here and there, crying, hurting, laughing, healing.
Unconditional love. When all fell apart for me, I had to put all my faith in God. I knew He was in charge. I knew that whatever He was putting me through it was for a bigger reason. He’s shown me what’s possible. This time around…He’s made a promise to me. He’s told me in grave detail about something that I didn’t ask for. At this moment, this very second, to me, it seems impossible. There is no way this promise can take place. Not the way He says it will. This is something I’ve been battling with for months now. I know why it’s impossible. Jesus said it is possible. God said it is possible. And I question my belief. I question my negativeness about this…that it will chase the possibility away. God says no it won’t. He says what is His Will will be no matter the feelings involved. It’s still hard for me to fathom this promise. Trust me…when it happens, you will know about it because I will scream it from the highest mountains. It would be a true God-miracle for…It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle…than what God promised me will happened. I don’t have to explain much. I’ve written about it for years now. And I’ve written why it’s impossible!
Forsaking Earthly Attachments—Peter answered Him, ‘We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?’ Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.‘—Matthew 19:27-30; Mark 10:28-31; Luke 18:28-30
NOTES: at the renewal of all things…What do you think He means by this? You can’t think of when He was living. You must think of now: today. Then you must understand the meaning of renewal. What’s the interruption? What’s the extension? What’s being extended? Go look at the visions, then come back and answer this question.
Renewal: Noun: an instance of resuming an activity or state after an interruption; the action of extending the period of validity of a license, subscription, or contract; (among charismatic Christians) the state or process of being made spiritually new in the Holy Spirit.
Can you leave everyone behind? Can you just walk away and help those in need, do something bigger than yourself on faith alone? Can you take the ridicule, the hate, the name calling, the abuse to do God’s work? Because they will you know, still, today, they will hate you because of God and Jesus. Can you take it? Are you willing to give instead of get? Those are the HARD questions!
sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel….God has me writing about this a lot. Dan’s tribe has been casted out all together. So, there’s 11 tribes (sons) and one of Joseph’s kids…and 12,000 from each will inherit the new Earth. Fact. The original tribes…were of color! Get that straight right now. If you don’t understand that, I’ll put it simpler: The were NOT white!
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.‘…Meaning you can live a good life and screw up and wash all that good away; you could live a horrible, crime-filled life and change your life around and wash all that bad away!
Death Foretold Third Time—[Mark] They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again He took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to Him. ‘We are going up to Jerusalem,’ He said, ‘and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and teachers of the law. They will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles, who will mock Him and spit on Him, flog Him and kill Him. Three days later He will rise.’ [Luke] The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what He was talking about.—Matthew 20:17-19; Mark 10:32-34; Luke 18:31-34 (On road to Jerusalem)
NOTES: They will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles, who will mock Him and spit on Him, flog Him and kill Him….He says Him instead of Me. God is speaking through Him. Its meaning was hidden from them,…they are veiled for a reason. This had to happen. All of it Foretelling. He already knew. He’s telling all who He is. Any Jews reading this…think and turn your life around. Come out of death!
Request By James and John—[Matthew] Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of Him. ‘What is it you want?’ he asked. She said, ‘Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at Your right and the other at Your left in Your kingdom.’ [Mark] Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we want you to do for us whatever we ask.’ ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ He asked. ‘They replied, ‘Let one of us sit at Your right and the other at Your left in Your glory.’ ‘You don’t know what you are asking,’ Jesus replied. ‘Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?’ ‘We can,’ they answered. Jesus said to them, ‘You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, but to sit at my right or left is not for Me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.’—Matthew 20:20-23; Mark 10:35-40
Side Note: To clear things up, James and John are part of the twelve. [Internet quick search]: ‘James son of Zebedee [Herod had James put to death [Acts 12]] and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder)’ [Mark 3:17]. This is the only place in Scripture that mentions the designation of the sons of Zebedee as the Sons of Thunder, and there is no stated explanation as to why Jesus named them this.
NOTES: ‘we want you to do for us whatever we ask.’…I would imagine if this was said before Jesus called these brothers, ‘Sons of Thunder’, that this is why. They were bold.
Here’s a question to you: You think God and Jesus is just going to grant you whatever you ask without you doing anything? Sorry, to disappoint. There’s a process. You ask for God’s mercy with a true heart. When He sees that your heart is true, in comes Jesus. Crumbs…He starts sending you crumbs. You have got to pay attention or you will miss them. Sometimes they are huge crumbs, but most of the time, they are little crumbs. I have learned that it depends on the journey God has in store for you to how big these crumbs get.
Take note…this is really important so pay attention: The bigger the crumbs, the bigger the responsibility and the harder you will fall if you screw it up! You don’t know what you are asking,’…Here Jesus knows and He’s telling you. Then He asked: Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?’ Well can you? Can you live the life He’s lived? Can you do what He came here to do? No one can…be just like Him. But He says: You will drink the cup I drink…meaning: You will drink from the cup, you won’t have a choice…notice He says will…He hasn’t died yet. Once He resurrects, all of us were given the cup…this is life…the chance to redeem, resurrect from death. Then He says: and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with…You will suffer like Him. You will be baptized with the baptism of pain. Can you deal? Can you overcome? Can you resurrect like He did?
I will say this again: Jesus’ life was a symbol. His whole crucifixion was a symbol.
- He was betrayed: We all will be betrayed at some point in our lives.
- They didn’t believe His truth: As will happen to you.
- Pay attention: Here’s the fall. They beat Him: Just like you will be beat verbally, physically, emotionally, financially, however you go down…that’s the beginning of your darkness.
- Jesus is forced to carry a very, very heavy cross after His body has been literally mutilated: After your initial hurt, be it whatever it is that started your darkness, more will be piled on. You will be tested to the max. Can you handle it? You are being baptized in the baptism of Jesus Christ. Pain!
- He is nailed to the cross: You will be sacrificed by people for the better of themselves. Other people won’t care about you. They will stab you in the back, even those you thought you could trust the most.
- He is raised up on the cross: The pain, the darkness that God is bringing you through is building you up. He is taking all that hurt you and rebuilding you. The thought of Jesus’ body…the scars that lace our hearts. Take it to the cross, raise up and let the blood of that pain drip down to the ground. Jesus says, ‘Father, why have You forsaken Me?’ We will ALL say this. You are being tested to see if you will turn on God. His goal is to humble you!
- Jesus dies on the cross: You died. You went down to the bottom. Your anger, your bargaining out of your current reality: You died…you are in sin and God has left you because He is NOT the God of the dead!
- Jesus is taken down from the cross: You go so far down…and each person is different on how long they stay down…some months, some years and years. It’s entirely up to each of us to help ourselves and one another.
- Jesus is wrapped in death cloth and put into a closed cave: You are on your own until you gain the strength to ask for God’s mercy. Once you are at that point, He wraps you in His arms and the healing begins. You are being wrapped into a cloth like a wound is wrapped up just you can’t see it. If you trust in the process, you will heal. If not, back around you go.
- Jesus resurrects: You come out of sin, death…you accept what has happened to you and begin to complete the journey of healing…forgiveness.
Understand this and you understand the process: the five stages of grief and the reason why Jesus died on the cross.
What do you want Me to do for you?’…This is repeated in a passage further down. Ask. He’s telling you what to do.
but to sit at my right or left is not for Me to grant…Jesus is telling us that Him and God are TWO different people. You must understand this. We all have God energy in us and because of this, Jesus was put ahead of us. He became the head and we became the vine. We are all connected in so many damn ways! Then He says: These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.’…Choice of words. These haven’t come yet. I will say this: Jesus isn’t the only heir. They haven’t come yet.
Jesus Teaches Humility—When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’—Matthew 20:24-28; Mark 10:41-45
Indignant: feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
NOTES: You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them….He’s saying that those who exercise power and selfish ambition aren’t walking the way of Jesus, of God. This passage is meant for me because this I’ve been battling with. I had a dream of my own. I wanted to be this famous, well-read novelist. I truly did. I even wrote that first novel. But God had something else planned for me. Something that He had conditioned me to be since I was a child. He held me back for a reason: To be what He is making me to be right now.
As Jesus said: Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’ Humility. Humble. I didn’t elect to be a servant for the people. God chose this role for me. I trust Him. It is hard because I did have that dream. My current battle in self is that He has given me a paycheck. A very modest one. I spent all my life teaching myself to be this famous writer. I spent the last seven years putting together 12 books that I can’t make money off of. I had made a promise to my children six years ago that I would buy a home for them one day. A place that they can always call home, that they can always return to. I looked forward to finishing these books so that I can sell them and make this promise a reality. Because of the contract I signed with the Holy Spirit, I can no longer use these books for that purpose, so it breaks my heart. Then Jesus shows me this passage, which I wrote about before, but I didn’t quite learn the first time, so I get it again.
Humility. I couldn’t gain this humility until God humbled me. And He did that by what I wrote in the testimony with Ron (the sweet man). God had to humble me in order to bring me to where He has today. Hence, the picture below which was taken yesterday. He’s brought me into the spiritual realm in order for me to be His full servant for you. He wants you to know that you can trust what I’m saying to you because it is from Him. But you have to make that choice on your own. I’ve made mine: He is my Father. Jesus is my Brother. David is my guide. The Holy Spirit keeps me in truth.
Zacchaeus Receives Jesus—Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see Him, since Jesus was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, He looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.’ So he came down at once and welcomed Him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, ‘He has gone to be the guest of a ‘sinner’.’ But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, ‘Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount. Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.’—Luke 19:1-10 (In Jericho)
NOTES: Time and time again Jesus says who He is and no one is fully paying attention. He says: Zacchaeus, come down immediately….He never met this man, so how did He know his name? Interesting, isn’t it? Then the people say: He has gone to be the guest of a ‘sinner’.’ Isn’t that odd because they were supposed to be schooled in the Ten Commandments: Thou shall love your neighbor…in so many words. So here they are judging.
Then without skipping a bit, Zacchaeus says: Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount. Do you get it? God’s not telling us to be without. He’s saying to share. He’s saying why have so much so that we don’t even look at half of what is in our homes. As I said earlier. Why keep all that stuff? What are we saving it for? Why horde millions of dollars, thousands of dollars in a bank when there are people starving in the street, when there are children suffering? How do you justify that when you fall asleep at night?
But that’s not all: As what God’s been showing me…the number four. Four corners of Earth. Pay attention please.
Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham….To have faith and not really know. That’s salvation…to do just because of faith. Can you do that? To trust in what is being told to you on the inside of yourself? Not the outside…the inside. Because that is where the spiritual world is…the access to it. You have to listen. Jesus doesn’t say, ‘If they have ears, let them hear,’ for nothing. He’s telling you what to do. Then He says: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.’ That’s you by the way!
Blind Bartimaeus Healed—[Mark] As Jesus and His disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’ So they called to the blind man, ‘Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.’ Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. ‘What do you want Me to do for you?‘ The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’ ‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ [Luke] Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.—Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43
NOTES: Son of David, have mercy on me!’…This is repeated. Use it. Then again: What do you want Me to do for you?‘ Tell Him what you need. No. You won’t be healed immediately…you have doubt. You have to help yourself by understanding your heart first. You ask for the mercy, the crumbs will come. Pay attention: Through other people’s words, actions; through songs on the radio, through movies you watch, through something you read…the crumbs will start appearing. You can’t slack on your healing, your faith…keep going. The healing is coming. The good that you want is coming. Trust in your faith.
When all the people saw it, they also praised God….The corrupted can NOT have this! It was then and it is now. ‘They will hate you all because of Me’…they will. Because having true faith with a true heart is power. The corrupt don’t want you to have this power. They fell and didn’t ask for God. Guess what: God isn’t the God of the dead! When they can’t ask for His mercy, they stay down there even while wearing fancy clothes and owning mansions and such. They are all still in death. This is where the confusion can be cleared. GOD is NOT the GOD of the dead! When you ask for His mercy, this is when He reenters your life. It’s up to you. It’s a choice. So those who haven’t asked, who haven’t cleared their hearts, they want you to be with them! So they will hate your goodness. They will hate your kindness. They will hate your love. And we, God’s children, will be tested because God will allow them to test you. Trust in God…not MAN! Man is a lie!
Parable of the Ten Minas—While they were listening to this, He went on to tell them a parable, because He was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to happen at once. He said: ‘A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’ ‘But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’ He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it. The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.‘ ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’ The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’ His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’ Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’ His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’ Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’ ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten!’ He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them―bring them here and kill them in front of me.’—Luke 19:11-27
NOTES: I will explain this fully. Foretelling. He’s telling them what is coming.
- A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. …This is Jesus. He is talking about Himself.
- gave them ten minas…The Ten Commandments
- Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’ …Do the Commandments. Just follow the instructions until He comes back. It’s that simple.
- his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’…Subjects…the people. Delegation…the Jews that crucify Him. Foretelling. He’s telling them who He is and what is coming.
- He was made king, however, and returned home….He was crucify. He seated at God’s right hand. He went back to heaven where He came from!
- Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money,…remember, not all is what it seems. The money isn’t exactly money. The money is the Commandments from God, which IS money to God. They are simple instructions from your heavenly Father to follow while here on Earth.
- The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more….I’ll just explain the first of these. This servant used the Commandments as in good deeds and earned ten souls…meaning he saved ten souls!
- Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’…Because you followed instructions, you will be elevated in heaven. If not, you’ll sit somewhere in a tree watching for God and have to climb your way up or…down in the pit. I’d rather be sitting in a tree!
The above is the overview of the bases of how heaven works. The following is what people really do:
- I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man….He was afraid to do the Lord’s work. ‘They will all hate you because of Me.’ He feared society more than he feared the Lord actually. Following the Lord’s ways is just too hard.
- You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’…Blaming God for your life. He can take whatever He pleases. Everything comes from HIM!
- I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant!…Jesus is telling them that He will be judging them.
- You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow?…Jesus is saying that the man knew who God is…he openly admitted it. Like us all, we know who Jesus and God are, or we are somewhat aware of it, and still we ignore.
- Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’…Here it is! Why didn’t he follow the Commandments and do good deeds so that that goodness would spill over all around him, so that others would see he is good and does good things and souls are saved because of the good he does! They want to be like him. And in the process, he is saving souls!
- Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’…Those who do good things, good things come to them eventually. If you don’t do good things, bad things will come!
- I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away….He’s talking about what is in our hearts. The more…not here on Earth, although you probably will get some good on Earth…but this is more directed towards the light…what comes next. The second part: if you have nothing in your heart, then to the pit you go!
- But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them―bring them here and kill them in front of me.’…Who were the enemies who didn’t want Him to be king? The Jews. They will stay in death, the pit, until they accept Him.
Traveling Toward Jerusalem—After Jesus had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.—Luke 19:28
NOTES: He just told them what was going to happen. Foretelling again.
Arrest Planned for Passover—When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple area they asked one another, ‘What do you think? Isn’t He coming to the Feast at all?’ But the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that if anyone found out where Jesus was, He should report it so that they might arrest Him.—John 11:55-57
NOTES: Below are the different meanings of Passover to keep things straight. The meaning of ceremonial cleansing…is the sacrifices that were required under the laws of Moses. Traditions that the Jews didn’t want to let go of even though God said to do so. So the hypocrisy here: They were the people who studied the laws of Moses and in those laws it states: Thou shall not kill. Thou shall love your neighbor. You know…that sort of thing!
Jewish Passover: [Simple Internet Search]: the major Jewish spring festival which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, lasting seven or eight days from the 15th day of Nisan.
Note: I found that there’s a Christian celebration of the same order…odd: The Passover is a religious celebration that marks the exodus of Israelites from Egypt and is observed with an elaborate meal of symbolic foods, prayers, stories and blessings.
Christians Passover (after Jesus’ Death): The Bible meaning of the Passover, for the New Testament Christian, revolves around the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is a memorial of His death as the true Lamb of God. Believers partake of unleavened bread and wine in remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus’ beaten body and shed blood. This sacrifice makes possible the forgiveness of our sins.
Mary Anoints Jesus—[John] Six days before Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here [[Matthew] in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper] a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with Him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray Him, objected, ‘Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.’ He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. ‘Leave her along,’ Jesus replied. ‘It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of My burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have Me. [Mark] I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.’—Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8
NOTES: Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray Him, objected, ‘Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.’ He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it….There’s always one like him who will be around you. I saw this a lot of times growing up. All these priests and servants of the Lord telling us to do this and do that, yet they lived comfortably and didn’t have to want for anything. Priests that the maids of their homes, yes Catholic priests have house mothers to take care of their every need, would find empty bottles of spirits under their beds. I hated this hypocrisy and it made me question a lot about what was going on in the church and out of it. Pay attention to what is around you. Not everything is what it seems.
Leave her along,’ Jesus replied. ‘It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of My burial….Foretelling. They didn’t arrest Him yet, but they still didn’t get what He was telling them. He already knew He was about to die.
You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have Me….Foretelling. Then He says it again.
I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.’…He didn’t tell them yet about the gospel! The gospel is all about His death and resurrection and why He was crucified. This hadn’t happened yet. Foretelling. Yet, they didn’t get it. They were veiled because God needed them to pay attention to what was happening in order to write every detail later.
This is how God works. I wrote 12 books for Him. I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was what I was going through and this strong desire to write. I couldn’t read books anymore. I couldn’t concentrate on anything. But every morning I could write. Then I was told how to put the books together. He showed me the titles, the formats…the entire layout. I did what I was shown. Everything else in me was veiled. It was not until 2016 when I started editing these books that I realized what I had done. I still wasn’t finished writing them. I had three more books to go, so I was veiled along this process as well. This is how God gets out of us what He wants. We just have to trust in Him.
Plot to Kill Lazarus—Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in Him.—John 12:9-11 (Saturday?)
NOTES: for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in Him….hypocrisy. They didn’t want to lose their status in society. They feared that more than they feared God. Their hearts were slowly being revealed as this process went along. God knows everything. God controls everything. You do have a choice. To love Him or not. To trust in Him or not. The Jews chose to elevate self instead of God. They had their role in this process, but they still had a choice. So do you. What will you choose?