“The Theory of Eternal Life”


1 Corinthians 2:12-13 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,  which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

 I read a quote today from, I believe it was Carl Sagan, “….have we failed to read the meaning of our own existence.” We look around at others, our community, our environment and even the whole world and seem to forget just who we are. The scripture above goes on in verse 14 to point out why a majority will not come to accepting the power of God; But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. For myself, having listened to that very Spirit calling me 54 years ago, I understand that scriptural statement so very well. To walk with the Creator is far beyond anything I could ever have experienced without Him.

I honestly have no desire for fame or acceptance but I do have a desire for others to know the awesome presence of the Creator in their lives. It’s not like buying a lottery ticket; everyone who steps forward wins eternal life, that’s the prize that is offered and everyone who accepts has chosen LIFE eternal and I believe I can guarantee it will not be boring.

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“Why can I not fly?”


Psalm 55:6 “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

 I am just a couple months away of being eighty. I go for a walk every day for a minimum of twenty minutes but most always end up with a one hour time. When I get back, I usually sit down with a cup of coffee (as I am an American) and rest a while. I usually read a chapter in the bible from two totally different versions and I think and I ponder.

Today, this thought came to me about the moth or butterfly as I spoke about in May, and the transformation that must take place from its original state of being a caterpillar to its becoming a butterfly or moth with wings. It must go through a metamorphosis and be “Born Again”. As a caterpillar, it cannot fly and it cannot see the world from that other perspective. It is stuck on the ground and perceiving only earthly things. Its hunger also is for earthly things and cannot fully understand anything else. We are much like that in our earthly state.

BUT, the Father of us all has given us all the opportunity to have wings and see the world from a different perspective. The word of God says that when we are born again, we are different creatures, old things have passed away and all things have become new.           (2 Corinthians 5:17} We no longer see the world from ground level but by the Spirit level, we see from a higher perspective. Stephen Hawking comes to mind as I write this as he was quite adamant that there was no God or Creator of all we can see. His view was extremely limited even with all the academics and intellect which he had. He could only see natural things and could not understand the things that one needs wings to see and understand. So are many who proclaim that there are many ways to enter Gods Kingdom. When one is on the ground, it is impossible to see any other view than the ground level perspective. Unless one enters the Heavenly perspective, one cannot fully understand the Heavenly perspective. One must be “Born Again” to get the wings that allow you to see from the Creators perspective.

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“Designer – Owner – Operator”


Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.

It occurred to me this morning that the Creator of all that we can see in the skies and the earth that is under our feet is owned and operated by the Creator of it all. There is a portion that is under the control of the prince of the air, Satan by name or Lucifer which name he is also known by or even ‘devil’ is yet another name of which many follow him by.

When Yeshua stood in the temple and said, admitt.d, that He was “the Light of the world”, He was not lying but telling the truth, since when The Creator God said, “Let there be Light” that was the day, day one, that Yeshua entered this earthly dimension. And at that point, God separated Light from the darkness; Yeshua from Lucifer. Just something to think about, the Creator has given all of us, the ability to choose whether we want to walk in darkness or in the Light. God is Spirit and unless one is born of the Spirit, one will continue to walk in darkness. One must be born of water, a flesh and blood birth, and the Spirit, from above, from God, in order to enter that Spiritual Kingdom of Light where God and Yeshua rule and reign.

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