Thursday, August 8, 2013

And *they think we’re crazy!


Taking a short break from my creation study…Digging deeply into the world of science meted out some pretty interesting/ bazaar findings…Here’s the dirt I’ve recently dug up…I’m probably late to the party on all of this info…so please forgive me if what I am sharing here today is old news to all of you folks out there.
The following is an excerpt from a Computer World UK article….
By the year 2020, you won’t need a keyboard and mouse to control your computer, say Intel researchers. Instead, users will open documents and surf the web using nothing more than their brain waves.
Scientists at Intel’s research lab in Pittsburgh are working to find ways to read and harness human brain waves so they can be used to operate computers, television sets and cell phones. The brain waves would be harnessed with Intel-developed sensors implanted in people’s brains.
The scientists say the plan is not a scene from a sci-fi movie, Big Brother won’t be planting chips in your brain against your will. Researchers expect that consumers will want the freedom they will gain by using the implant.
If you didn't already know about all of this...Maybe it's time you did.
Please read Revelation chapter 13
and then
Please take the time to read this extensive article from Time magazine:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2048299-1,00.html
*The they I am referring to in the title of this post is the scientific community (in general). And of course, ‘we’ means those of us who are awaiting the rapture of Christ…and who are believers…AKA Christians and ‘Creationists’ as we are laughingly called by those who oppose God.
Please don’t get me wrong…I am not saying that their science is “crazy" in terms of credibility, or that this is all a ridiculous notion…To the contrary, I believe this is not only possible, but it fits into our Christian theology…And being an un-Godly pursuit, it will and can only end in God’s Judgment upon us (mankind)…perhaps before the science gets as far as they are planning for it to go though.
Though the ‘Time’ article is a couple years old, this stuff is still being funded by a young Russian billionaire scientist who is quoted as saying their intent is to create a new human species in which the human brain or consciousness will be downloaded into a virtual body achieving immortality.

Dmitry Itskov, seen here with the Dalai Lama, is inviting Forbes billionaires to invest in his "Avatar" project. Photo: 2045.com
See article on Dmitry Itskov  in Forbes Magazine Here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiedrummond/2012/07/19/dmitry-itskov-avatar/
And here in a recent MSN News article:http://news.msn.com/science-technology/could-humans-some-day-become-immortal
Time to get our eyes off  of our cell phones my friends…and LOOK UP!
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
REVELATION CHAPTER 13

Upon the completeion of this post, it occured to me that my next and final installment of the Creation Story featuring the Tree Of Life fits right into this post...as you hopefully shall see.
Isn't it neat how God takes us on these little side trips into places we would not venture on our own sometimes, in order to bring us into a fuller understanding of his Word and how it all fits together?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Breath of life…flesh and bones



We had a very nice weekend. On Friday we walked around our county fair. We visited the barns where the draft horses are kept, this is the last year for them at the fair and that saddens me, for I will miss looking into those big soulful eyes and finding a certain peacefulness there when we visit them each year, it is our favorite part of the fair.
We met a sweet Belgium mare named ‘Lady’. Like so many others, her owner needs to sell her because it is just too expensive to feed her with the shortage of hay both this year and last. Though Lady is well cared for and healthy.
Owning a horse is becoming quite the luxury where we live now. The news has been full of reports of horses left to starve. We sat down in the barn and talked with a friend who had rescued one such horse that had been rehabilitated because it had been left to starve. She told us an interesting story about finding a large snake in her barnyard recently…a ‘Puff Adder’.
Later that evening at home, we talked about the news reporting that wolves are increasing their presence in our area. Although farmers have always had the right to defend their livestock against predators, there are now very expensive hunting licenses available for wealthy ‘sportsmen’ to kill the wolves so they can take home a trophy…what other purpose would they have to kill a wolf? I do not believe this is good stewardship.
The next day while I picked some fresh blackberries and raspberries from our yard for homemade waffles…I thought about Eden. And as I picked yet another thorn from my hand, my mind began to drift back to the previous day’s conversation about the snake…and then I was startled when I heard movement near my foot, but, thank the Lord it was only a toad!
Once my nerves settled, my mind began to make comparisons of this current Earth and the Eden that God had made for us, his image bearers…And I imagined what it would be like to be back in Eden.
No thorns on the berry bushes, no biting mosquitos, no disease, and no killing. I imagined having many animal friends like that beautiful Belgium mare, and she would have plenty to eat, so would everyone in Eden; and I know it must have been possible for Adam and Eve to converse with the animals..otherwise, Eve’s response to the serpent striking up a conversation in the garden one day might have gone quite differently had she been startled by his words!…Yes, there is much to ponder when you daydream of Eden…And as I took a deep breath and held it for a moment I closed my eyes and imagined the breath of life that God breathed into the first man…and I thought about the ‘light that lighteth every man that comes into the world.’
And I realized that we each carry a part of our Creator within us, our breath is still His, our light (life energy) is still from Jesus…and we are destined for greater than Eden…Now it is time to jump ahead in this study of our Creator…It is not about this earth that we live in, for it is corrupted by sin, it’s dying, and destined to be no more…It is not our home.

BREATH OF LIFE…
This study is about our Creator and us…So come with me as we step (In the Spirit) upon a fresh new land where there are now stars in the heavens. The Seas are now kept within borders of dry land. There is day and night with  a sun and moon glowing brighter than you have ever seen before…. The smell of the soil is very pungent and the air is pure, it’s temperature just right, There’s lush vegetation everywhere, and everything is watered by a fine warm mist while the animals are walking and flying or swimming all around us…No fear!… and God is talking to His Son and He is saying:
1:26 Then God said,
Let us make  humankind  in our image, after our likeness,  so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.”
1:27 God created humankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them,
male and female he created them.
1:28 God blessed  them and said  to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.”  1:29 Then God said, “I now give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 1:30 And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.” It was so.
For more scientific information about the air we breathe, I highly recommend this very easy to read study: http://www.chemistryland.com/CHM107/AirWeBreathe/Comp/AirComposition.html

 2:4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth  when they were created – when the Lord God made the earth and heavens.
2:5 Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 2:6 Springs  would well up from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. 2:7 The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground  and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,  and the man became a living being.

BONE OF MY BONE; FLESH OF MY FLESH... 




2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him.”  2:19 The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 2:20 So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found.
2:21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was asleep,  he took part of the man’s side  and closed up the place with flesh.  2:22 Then the Lord God made  a woman from the part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 2:23 Then the man said,
“This one at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
this one will be called  ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of  man.”



We all know what comes next: the man and woman are decieved by the devil and disobey their Creator...This is the beginning of the end for us.

I'll be jumping ahead in the story again.

The next installment will feature the 'Tree of Life'

So do not fear,  for I am with you;      do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen  you and help  you;      I will uphold ...