Manifold Wisdom

These little beauties are about the size of a dime.

                                     These little beauties are about the size of a U.S. ten cent piece.

Ephesians 3:10 that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known

As the Lord God of creation has spoken to me in revelation upon my being baptized in the Holy Spirit in January of 1983, I am  to be a witness to what I see, both in my Spirit and in the natural world around me. And, what I see around me is the manifold wisdom of this Creator God Who does all things to perfection. I am continually amazed at the simplicity and complexity of the flower world. Just one example, if I may, a flower, as I have stated before, has both male and female parts and bees have a role to play in the fertilization of a flower. If one looks at this one flower pictured, the male part is the five little yellow stems, the male part, surrounding the center which is the ovary of the flower. That longer stem coming out of the center is the female part of the flower. The bee comes along and as it is getting the stuff it wants from the flower, its legs are brushing against the surrounding stems and accidentally brushing that pollen against the female stem at the center, thereby fertilizing the ovary which will develop the seed for its offspring. And, at the same time, the bee gets things it needs to survive and flourish. How ingenious is that?

Another great example is trees; they exist by requiring carbon dioxide, (obtained from us) sunshine and water and at the same time produce oxygen which we require to survive. The tree goes on to produce seeds which it drops into the ground around the tree which produce its offspring. Also, as the leaves of trees die, they fall to the ground around the tree to produce the fertilizer to refresh the life of the tree. There are so many more aspects to flowers and trees that I am totally unaware of; I am sure, but that which I am aware of causes me to be in awe of this marvelous Creator God. I cannot, in my heart, expect this to have come about through evolution as some are willing to accept. One must look at the entire picture, not just the parts that fit some flawed incomplete theory. When I look at the whole of all there is and all its remarkable relationships, I cannot do any other than believe in an awesome Creator who has thought of all the tiniest details in everything.

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Life is Short!

Tombstone Territory

James 4:14 What is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

 Today, I have a message that is so needed. It is something I saw on Facebook and I just feel to share it.

This message is important, please disregard all the other stuff on this site.

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Things Not Seen

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Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

I took this picture as a double example of things not seen. First of all, this bamboo lace-work is made up of mostly empty space. I am not talking about the areas between the lace-work but of the bamboo itself. The bamboo is a complex mix of atoms, protons and neutrons as well as everything infinitely smaller than that which gets into quantum physics and mechanics. There are strings that are so much smaller than the protons and neutrons which are actually vibrating at a specific frequency. This is what makes bamboo, bamboo. If the strings are vibrating at a different rate and the atoms are of a different sort, we would have something completely different such as stone or oak, or metal of some sort. My point being that everything we see in the physical natural realm is made up of things we cannot see, such as atoms. A tree is a combination of atoms as is the gravel on the highway or the water we drink. Water is two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen with a lot of impurities mixed in. Depending on the temperature, this combination can be a solid, ice, a liquid wet water, or a gas, steam or vapor. However, in every state, it is still hydrogen and oxygen of which, neither can be seen. Thus the above scripture reference begins to take on a new meaning. Can we suppose that the worlds were made from nothing or from things unseen? So, what does that do for or against the big bang theory? I think it puts it full of holes.

Think about this for a moment, are you breathing? What are you breathing, stuff that cannot be seen. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. In other words, we exist on stuff that cannot be seen.

Now, back to my double example of things unseen, the bamboo lacework was photographed through a piece of glass. This glass makes up our windows and mirrors and table-tops and etc., which are made up of sand, soda, sulfate and dolomite. The mixture of these items is super-heated to the point where they are invisible yet solid.

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I guess my point being that we live in a world of stuff that is made up of things unseen. There is, in my opinion, a greater world out there and around us that is still unseen. My point, this God that we cannot see is real as is His adversary.

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