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Saturday, July 22, 2017

"Who Are We Really"



“Who Are We Really” (us veterans I mean) cji 7/23/17

Maybe you'd like to know about us Veteran's going and having gone to college and still surviving - let's go back to the 1960's - where if you were a veteran you got no scholarships - no grades in some classes (meaning a C or below - some would just fail a veteran for taking their course) - you stole food to eat (GI Bill was $90.00 /if Married $110.00) - I was asked to give my money from the GI bill back as the VA said there was no way I could afford to be in College (had to show my transcript - honor roll - worked day job/night job - 16 hours at night school - wrote for the college rag - President of one of the 1st Vietnam Vets Clubs in America - my wife and I took a 4PM class to be able to see each other. Teachers were somewhat left leaning - unlike today's totally left -which made it very difficult to achieve. My wife almost died from a mis-carriage - when I approached the scholarship board as to why I was never picked - this is what they said, "You are white, married and a veteran - you'll graduate whether we give you a scholarship or not!" I told them they were responsible for my wife almost dying and our now dead child!

And yes others who did go to school - because in our day they could avoid the draft - went into education - because they could avoid the draft - married because they could avoid the draft - and had children because they could avoid the draft - and then got divorces as soon as they were able when there was no more draft! They are the leaders of the left liberals today – and are set on ruining our nation! Receiving scholarships – grades they didn’t earn or deserve – and other benefits of pelf. Yes there were many who did what they did honorably – sadly unlike today where many are totally selfish – we had many then as well.
Most are willing to play the game and walk away without any debt - and a degree while we were in places unknown trying to survive. Today many are not much different judging from the Ft. Myers-Virginia Beach-Daytona Beach and other holiday exercises (all in the name of good fun) these past years – the indulgent orgies around the Easter Holidays famously called Spring Break. It keeps getting worse and worse – but the money is good and so many look the other way – fools being fools!

There are very many excellent young people in this nation raised by good parents who've never served in the military - however, the majority of the fools who pass themselves off as being adults; i.e. the subject of this article - ruin it for the rest of them. They major in nonsense courses – tattoo their frames – pierce their ears, noses, tongues, and various other body parts and wonder why can’t get a job unless working for Soros or other liberals rioting and disparaging our nation and our freedoms.

When I was in college we had 300+ veterans going to a small Jr. College in Upstate NY - we were never hassled as there were too many of us and we watched each other’s six! At the 4 year school - we were there during the Kent State fiasco - and it was the veterans who maintained the equilibrium at our school (I was also the Veterans Club President).  

The students at the four year school were foolish punks - two stories (both very true) - with Kent State some classes ended and others didn't based on student votes. In one 3/4ths of the class failed because they voted to end the class - the professor threw out the curve - two of us got B's - 3 C's - a bunch of D's and the rest F! In another class I was on the Quad explaining to our Professor that we paid her salary and she would be in class to complete the semester - while doing so my wife went ahead to the class building were some really dumb people pretending to be students taunted her and had her crying and would not let her up the stairs. I came along - told her it was okay go ahead to class. Then I tore into those imitations of human beings better known as parasites - would guess some might still remember the fear they faced that day when I was done with them - I never even raised my voice!

Punks are a dime a dozen - and just because they live in mobs doesn't mean they are worth anything of value except to fertilize the soil when the die. Hopefully if you’re really smart - you are not one of them - and if you are one of the punks you better make some course corrections. Soon all of what we’re watching is going to come to a head – Soro’s mobs and others who’re found to be illegal, entitled, will be on one side. Citizens of this great American Nation will be on the other-side led and backed by us old veterans – still having another’s six – carrying the American Flag.

Most of us veterans have a real thin skin on some issues - it is best to keep quiet rather than to rattle one's chain in anticipation of some fun. A couple of years ago (being old and disabled) my wife (same one - 47 years later) went to St. Augustine - when we went to park a very big black fellow hopped in the back seat of our car. My wife had been counseled to let me handle situations like this - to lean forward and say nothing. He said his wife and child were hot and hungry and could we give him a ride to where they were - I agreed. As we pulled into traffic (when at the curb he's the advantage - when the car is in traffic we do) - he said, "Most would be pretty upset if a big black guy climbed into their back seat!" Would guess he was implying a threat - so I said to him, "I spent 14 months in the Far East - and was in Harlem in 1964 with Dr. Martin Luther King (we were friends due to an essay I'd written when I was 17 entitled, "Man's Right to be a Human Being").  I finished with saying,  "give it your best shot!" He asked if he could get out - and we let him - but asked if he really did need money for food - he said he did - we gave him half of what we had - $6.00 - never carry cash when traveling!. 

None of the above is brag – just simple truth dedicated to all those who’ve served our nation positively will to sacrifice all – for those either unable or unwilling to defend their liberties and freedoms. Thank you Sisters and Brothers – for some of us soon our watch will be over – but we serve and endure to the end.
Smile - remember there's no such thing as an empty weapon - and all are locked and loaded – and veterans know how and when to use them - chuck


“Who Are We Really”

cji
7/23/17

We’re the world’s best fighter
we’re the magic of the white knight
we’re the sharpshooter called soldier
men/women serving their nation
women/men honoring God-Family
who are we really-we’re Americans
we come from all walks of life
we walk together as we should
we talk quietly and live the same
we will fight for our freedoms
and we’ll fight for others as well
as we’ve all done before
we’ll continue till we are no longer!


Copyright © 2013 – cji

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Gifts of the Spirit"


Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve taught that gifts of the Spirit “can lead us to God. They can shield us from the power of the adversary. They can compensate for our inadequacies and repair our imperfections” (“Spiritual Gifts,” Ensign, Sept. 1986, 72).

Elder Bruce R. McConkie taught: “Spiritual gifts are endless in number and infinite in variety. Those listed in the revealed word are simply illustrations” (A New Witness for the Articles of Faith, 371).
Elder Marvin J. Ashton of the Quorum of the Twelve said some “less-conspicuous gifts” include “the gift of asking; the gift of listening; the gift of hearing and using a still, small voice; … the gift of avoiding contention; the gift of being agreeable; … the gift of seeking that which is righteous; the gift of not passing judgment; the gift of looking to God for guidance; the gift of being a disciple; the gift of caring for others; the gift of being able to ponder; the gift of offering prayer; the gift of bearing a mighty testimony; and the gift of receiving the Holy Ghost” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1987, 23; or Ensign, Nov. 1987, 20).

Satan can try to deceive people with counterfeit spiritual gifts. Concerned about some false manifestations of these gifts among Church members, the Prophet Joseph Smith inquired of the Lord and received a revelation instructing him as to this. “Emphasize that if a gift is of God, it will be edifying and cause us to rejoice. It will lead us to do good, to love and serve God, and to believe in Christ. If a spiritual manifestation does not edify, or if it leads us to sin, it is not of God.”

'Chuck' Charles J. Ingerson, CPCM, Fellow (NCMA)


“Lest we forget the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ – completing the Atonement so that ‘death’ could be removed from those who inhabited this earth – each and every one – none excluded – with the exception of those who through disobedience to the Commandments have found to excluded themselves from eternal life in the Celestial Kingdom (spoken of by Paul – and throughout the Scriptures of our returning to dwell with the Father and the Son. in his name even Jesus the Christ amen.”  cji  4/6/2017 

“Gifts of the Spirit”

cji
5/10/17

Laying on authorized hands
same as the Apostles did once
once more upon this earth
restored the Savior’s Church
thus the keys of the Priesthood
and the gifts of the Spirit
able to prompt us always
part and parcel our armor
worthiness is the obedience
making active this sacred gift
given to the Apostles again
able to give unto to others
worthy and able to receive!

Copyright © 2017 – cji

Sunday, May 7, 2017

"Root Hog; or Die 2" (Anthesis 2)



“Root Hog; or Die 2”
(Anthesis 2)

cji
5/08/17

This was written several years ago and is now updated as not much has changed.

If one goes to Wikipedia – one can get an idea of what this means – but let’s go back further than this source – which only goes to prior to 1834. We’ll instead go back to the 1st half of the 17th Century to the year, c.1622. After the failure of King directed Communism (which had failed in Jamestown) also had failed in Plymouth by their second year. Governor Bradford said, “At length, after much debate … the governor, gave way that they should set corn every man for his own purpose, and in every regard trust to themselves … and so assigned to every family a parcel of land according to the proportion of their number, (History of Plymouth, 1606-1642, pp.160-162.)” Thus going from the common sharing – with the hard working and those who were unwilling to work because they didn’t have to one were everyone had to ‘root hog – cultivate – plant and tend; or die – of starvation.’ 

Root; hog or die is the polar to communism (or in today’s world socialism or sharing the wealth of those who work and/or earned – with those who do nothing) and this was learned very early in all of the colonies on the Eastern Seaboard of the new world. Again to quote William Bradford – governor of the Plymouth Colony, “The experience that was had in this common cause and condition, tried sundry years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince (demonstrate) the vanity of that conceit of Plato and other ancients – applauded by some in later times – that taking away of property, and bringing it into a commonwealth, would make them happy and flourishing as if they were wiser than God, ibid,”

In the above I’ve mentioned the Jamestown Colony. This was established at the beginning of the 1600’s – and had issued a charter which mandated ‘voluntary communism’ which by 1611 had failed terribly. The company which had mandated this mistake (the London Company) revoked this mandate and established the rule of each person to survive on their own. Soon after the colony did much better!

If a people or nation want to encourage anthesis they must allow for growth separate from another – each person is to be able to rise to their level of goals set and accomplished. Nowhere in the Bible is the idea of communal life – communism – socialism found in the Scriptures! Indeed, communal life is nothing more or less than the plan which Lucifer offered in the pre-existence. One must remember his plan would provide for all – none would be lost – all would be saved and none would have to do anything. There were two plans – first, one which would require each individual to use their agency to survive the tests of mortality! The second, plan did not require agency or personal choice – all would be saved in mortality – however, there would be Celestial reward – only that to be an administering servant to Satan – for the glory would be his. Now many in the world while having voted for the first plan – have instead in mortality adopted the second plan. However, this choice is far more dangerous – because being evicted from the heavens with one-third of the host of heaven – have absolutely nothing to offer – zero – a void – darkness – zilch – and come of naught in their test of mortality.

It must be remembered that those who’ve adopted the second plan – believe they’re in control of their lives and also have the right to control everyone else’s life. Sadly, because of this they’re called; kings, queens, dictators, rulers, and other such names – but maybe the best is Mongol. In many aspects in the United States today we’ve a government – made up of Senators, Judges, Congresspersons, and even the office of President which now is held by a different person than before it seems not much has changed except the hatred in the nation has become extreme. The Congress and the DNC/MSM and RINO’s who feel that Plato was correct and they are the chosen one’s to make all of our decision – to distribute wealth – violate the laws of God – and void his divine instrument of the Constitution. This government has enlisted the aid of the media industry, television, movies and most importantly the music or entertainment industry. (Note: let’s understand not all of the Senators, Congresspersons or Judges have adopted the second plan – yet for some reason they have not the ability to stop this wave of insanity to violate the freedoms of the working class Americans who are legal citizens.) It is in part – a large part due to three reasons of those who’ve adopted Plato – Socialism and the denial of freedom. The first is the overwhelming influence of the immoral flood of the entertainment world. The first way to counteract the ‘still small voice of the Spirit’ is to create a distraction – the music, games, and distractions of the entertainment world have accomplished this goal – without any restrictions as to content – value – or virtue. The second is the acts of those who have claimed leadership in this nation. Their behavior is selfish, wanton and without regard to the laws of the land. The third – the media who continue day and night to promote the ideas of Plato and Augustine, Calvin and many others – in their support of lies, socialism, defamation of any good, repetitively repeating rhetoric until many accept what is without merit as having merit and even is true!

In previous essays I’ve mentioned ‘strange slips’ and ‘lees’ and in this one the saying, ‘root hog or die.’ Each has to till the earth (of their inner soul) and plants and tend to their Spiritual wellbeing. It is actually quite easy – but the worldly make it seem impossible. We must remember that the Father and the Son have never asked us to do anything which was impossible. Thus we’ve to prepare – do – and eventually find the solutions to our problems or obstacles to be overcome. We must truly remember that each person’s obstacles will be different (maybe similar) but each person is their own individual. Those tools we have are our ability to pray – to call upon Heavenly Father – (James 1:5) – and if we are prepared – clean – worthy – will gain the knowledge to do what we need to do – and answer our questions or obstacles. Now these answers may not come in the way we expect but they will come!

Yet if we have not done the tilling of the field – planted seeds – tended and cared for our harvest – there will be no harvest and there will be no answers forth coming! We’re the ones who have to be obedient to the laws, statutes and Commandments of Heavenly Father and the Son! Anyone who believes one only needs to be saved – and there is no need for works – does not believe literally the Scriptures. Repeatedly James, Paul, Peter, John, Isaiah, Job, Moses, Ezra, Malachi, and indeed all of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments – the Book of Mormon – the Pearl of Great Price – and those Prophets alive today – have always taught the principle that ‘faith without works is dead!’ It is thoroughly understood that none of us could make without the ‘grace of God.’ What is not understood is what is this ‘grace?’ Grace is the power of God which allows us to keep going, to endure to the end, when we’ve done everything we can do to the best of our ability. Grace does not take away – either ‘faith’ or ‘works’ but adds to both of them. Grace

(This is taken from the Bible Dictionary: A word that occurs frequently in the New Testament, especially in the writings of Paul. The main idea of the word is divine means of help or strength, given through the bounteous mercy and love of Jesus Christ.
It is through the grace of the Lord Jesus, made possible by His atoning sacrifice, that mankind will be raised in immortality, every person receiving his body from the grave in a condition of everlasting life. It is likewise through the grace of the Lord that individuals, through faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance of their sins, receive strength and assistance to do good works that they otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to their own means. This grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts.
Divine grace is needed by every soul in consequence of the Fall of Adam and also because of man’s weaknesses and shortcomings. However, grace cannot suffice without total effort on the part of the recipient. Hence the explanation, “It is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do” (2 Ne. 25:23). It is truly the grace of Jesus Christ that makes salvation possible. This principle is expressed in Jesus’ parable of the vine and the branches (John 15:1–11). See also John 1:12–17; Eph. 2:8–9; Philip. 4:13; D&C 93:11–14.)

Let me be quite clear each of you who read this most likely belong to a church of your choice and this is as it should be – but in the belief of the literalness of the Scriptures – then one must believe as I do that their church is the only true church on this earth at this time. Why? Because we know God is not a God of confusion, contention – but a God of order in all things. He would not have contradicting beliefs taught and call it His church! Paul addressed this when he appealed to the congregation, “1 Cor. 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?”
The most important aspect of the saying, ‘root hog or die’ is that we must not be dependent upon government or socialism/communism to provide for our needs. Yes there are government programs which we’ve paid into to help us in disability and or injury and retirement; but these were earned through our efforts in working and providing. However, if there are those who are gathering in these social benefits having not contributed – having not become a legal citizen – but instead are entitled by a government which has exceeded its Constitutional restraints – then there is something seriously wrong on the tangible side of the equation. Yet, let us remember that, ‘root mankind or die’ in a Spiritual context deals with our eternal salivation – i.e. returning to our Heavenly Father and our Savior in the highest degree of glory of the Celestial Kingdom – with our families – (both our progenitors and our posterity) which is something no government (except a Theocracy under the Father and the Son) can provide. If one is indolent, wicked, evil, and immoral, doesn’t abide the Commandments, doesn’t make covenants with the Father and the Son and other understandings found in the Scriptures – then they have no promise other than that of the Atonement that they will be resurrected. As found in Paul there are three kingdoms for those who are resurrected – The Celestial: The highest of the three degrees of glory that a person can attain after this life. Here the righteous will dwell in the presence of God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. The glory of the celestial is one:1 Cor. 15:40; ( D&C 76:96;) The second of the three degrees of glory in which people will dwell after the final judgment. Paul saw a terrestrial glory, likened to the glory of the moon:1 Cor. 15:40–41; The lowest of the three degrees of glory in which people will dwell after the final judgment. Paul saw a glory of the stars:1 Cor. 15:40–41. There is one more – but this is called ‘outer darkness’ for those who cannot abide any of the three mentioned. Each individual will inherit that which they’re able to abide!
How are we doing in our intangible lives? Most can tell how we are doing in our tangible lives by the way we live – what we have stewardship (for no one truly owns anything material but have them for a while until no longer useful, rust or moth corrupts, or we die) over while living. Are we found digging into the Scriptures – are we planting seeds of good value – and do we harvest for both ourselves and others? Please carefully remember James 1:27, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” In the Book of Mormon – King Benjamin added to this, “Mosiah 4:16 And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish.






Have we increased effort
dug deeper in the soil
harvesting timely each
courting the good things
eliminating the worldly
becoming unspotted
pure, clean, humble;


Is there understand more
carefully sifting the evil
getting rid of the chaff
inviting in the light
gaining knowledge true
clearing out the shadows
embracing Father’s love;


Have we increased truth
opened window closed
cherished friendships
blessed our surroundings
enable others to grow
tended to our gardens
is anthesis found without?



Thursday, May 4, 2017

"Waiting for Life to Awake"

Received this from a friend:
Subject: Re: 20170504 slough

Hope your last sentence is accurate!!!! (‘Waiting for life to awake!’)

My Response:
Of course – mostly we slumber in this life – mundane things like making a living – playing games – unreal is the reality of what is found in the Scriptures – to the point most don’t believe what they read rather to believe what others tell them. Thus many believe nothing – for if what they’re told ‘doesn’t make sense’ they forget then it most likely not true. Thus these otherwise honest people slumber!

This is only our 2nd Estate – mortality – where we’ve been given the agency to obey or not. Yet when we came here we covenanted to obey. The agreement was between us and Father. Then we were told by the Son – we’ve to endure to the end (given not just to the Apostles but to all of us). Thus waiting for life to awake would be partly the enduring to the end – but also understanding it means to have eternal life via our obedience. Those who keep their covenants will awaken to eternal life to be with the Father and the Son – their families generations without end.

Understand that this life is to be lived – alive – seeking further light and knowledge – conversing with the truth within the world – but not part of it.

Smile – the last sentence is accurate – most will never understand it – some do! The Father and the Son love us dearly – we’re to love them the same – we do this through total obedience to their Commandments – for years I searched for this understanding – knowing if the Scriptures were true (which I read at age 11) – then I’d find what they told me to look for. It took many years – but find it I did – most know me to be extremely through and I was. Thus my life awoke my waiting was over – to share this most important truth has been my mission ever since. Smile again – most who believe me to be truthful in all things still are reluctant due to worldly pressures to believe this one truth.  c

“Waiting for Life to Awake”

cji
5/5/17

Yawning into the sleepy morning
sliding from sleep to conscious
kneeling in prayer of thanks
wanting still to know more
seeking light and knowledge
what am I here to be doing
eternal life to be fueling
covenanting with a pledge
opening many a new door
filling in the still many blanks
able to give others warning!


Copyright © 2017 – cji

Saturday, March 25, 2017

"The Leeward Side of the Boat"


"The Leeward Side of the Boat" cji  3/26/17

Once we left the garden - Satan's only plan was to destroy the family - for without the family there is no purpose in this life as the family is the only unit which will be intact on the other side of the veil!

Malachi 4:5 ¶ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:

6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. 

While the whole purpose of this life is to return to Heavenly Father having been obedient to all of His Commandments - and one of the first actions taken within the Garden was the marriage of Adam and Eve - which was for time and all eternity (as yet there was no death). Death being described of that of the Spirit - which over the Scriptures this is carefully explained so anyone can understand it.

(Note: for those unable to understand or have been taught differently - Father's Son Jesus the Christ Restored His Church in these latter-days with Prophets and Apostles; the Priesthood of God; Temples; Elijah returning to restore the Keys of Sealing of Husbands and Wives and Families; and so much more ignored by almost all of this Earth's population. Most follow the teachings of men/women - properly trained in the schools of men/women much as were Augustine and Origen (founders of modern Christendom) after the Great Apostasy in the middle of the 2nd Century AD).

Satan rejoices in those who profess a belief but are not obedient to the Commandments - knowing that he's already won them over - knowing if they cannot understand such a simple statement, "If you love me - keep my Commandments" then they truly understand nothing else of importance in the Eternal Plan of Salvation! As for those with no profession of belief - they've already joined him and his minions with their belief in creatio-ex-niliho or nothing. Malachi addresses this in Chapter 3 as do most all of the Prophets found within the Scriptures. Only those worthy trying be found obedient in all things and keeping the covenants they've made with Father and the Son - are worthy to enter into the Sanctuary of the Lord (i.e. His Home on this Earth - the Temple).

Men and women can claim whatever they want - Augustine and Origen understood this and therefore allowed rhetoric to take over the Scriptures - and believe whatever they want - it is their choice - but it doesn’t make it of any value or true for their Eternal Salvation to return and live with Father once more. They teach that neither the Father nor the Son have physical bodies - yet all who've seen them know that they have - Moses, Stephen, Paul, and so many others - from the time of Adam and Eve until today! But men/women would rather believe the person they pay for their religion - or those self-appointed clerics/ministers/priests/rabbi's/lay persons/deacons/ and whatever other names they call themselves. Most are well paid, housed, clothed and can be fired or hired - told what is politically correct and give their preaching to the ears of the deaf - the blind who want not to see and numb without feelings - to satisfy peer pressure and appearances. Sadly many of the very elect - very good people - are led astray by the traditions of their fathers and beguiled into believing there is nothing more. Even the youth are given almost no chance with the chaotic messages of loudness surrounding them with all sorts of temptations - violence - and otherwise an undisciplined social atmosphere of today - while fifty years ago or 100 years ago or even a thousand years ago they said the same of their society. Disobedience - lewdness - lustfulness - has been with us since Cain - and all those who followed Satan from then onward.

We had a word to the wise when sailing if you're going to be sick make sure you're on the leeward side of the boat - the Savior told the Apostles when they met those who could not or would not be taught to shake the dust off of their shoes and go elsewhere to teach. Many times this is how it feels when writing/speaking/communicating with close and dear friends - unable to tell which the leeward side of the boat is. Recently in a discussion with a very devout person - he had been ordained a Catholic Priest - and had since converted to an Eastern Religion - when offered to read the thirteen Articles of Faith refused to do so - in that he had much more education than I did - and I was a fool to believe what I believed. We're still friends socially - however, his mind is closed to anything I've to offer - why - because it is foolishness? Or because if it is true then he'd have to admit he's been fooled by the teachings of men/women? All that I've written or said can be validated in the Scriptures - common sense - and or by the most important way - personal prayer (communications) between each with their Father in heaven with Jesus Christ as the conduit for them. This of course would require Faith - and being worthy to communicate with the Father and the Son prepared for whatever answers come forth (see James 1:4-10) with an open heart and contrite Spirit.

What is offered to all in the Scriptures (all of them) is for anyone who can learn and discern - but ignored for the benefit of peer pressure and to be accepted within the worldly today. The Scriptures teach of Jesus Christ - Eternal Life - Plan of Salvation - Celestial Kingdom and Families! Satan will continue to win and rule over the worldly as long as they choose not to learn of: why they're here; where they came from; and where they will be going after death! Thus, unknowing which is the Leeward Side of the Boat - people use either and despoil the good with the already bad.

As Joshua said, Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. 

Make your choices wisely – for your Eternal Life will depend upon it – obedience in all things – or only some picking and choosing allowing Satan to have his victory – where full obedience is the only way to defeat him. Remember – if you do make the Celestial Kingdom with your family intact – the highest degree of Glory achievable by man/woman via the Atonement of the Savior – then what have you except what you learned to expect from the teachings of man/woman? Which for some is sufficient rather having what they have here than what they might have as communicated by the Savior and the Prophet’s and Apostles hereafter.

This I leave with you to decide in the name of our Lord and Master – even Jesus the Christ – amen – c/ork

“The Leeward Side of the Boat”

cji
3/26/17

Each Sabbath Day we consider
whence the wind is blowing
therefore to know windward
and to discern the leeward side
allowing for nature to be served
we either welcome what is taught
or we find we reject some or all
the boat is the Church as known
our voyage is booked sure
we come prepared for sailing
to leave the safe harbor to sea
understanding all taught is free
able to abide either railing
if all that’s taught is true
in the Gospel we have grown
hearing the clear clarion call
thus when sails wind is caught
bringing weather we deserved
knowing we’re on Father’s side
seeking a righteous reward
humble contrite knees bowing
Sabbath Day winds to stridor!

Copyright © 2017 – cji

Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Gaining Courage" (a short essay)

With all of the non-sense going on by the DNC and the radical Left including msm – one has to wonder which nation we are and why we even exist. Sadly most of America seems to have forgotten that this nation was prophesized to Joseph (of Egypt) – the ever-lasting hills – and was set apart and dedicated for the preservation of the Law of Liberty – which several of the Founding Father’s spoke about in their writings.  This nation is not here by chance but by design. The adversary knows this and knows if he can defeat the Law of Liberty (the Constitution) he will literally control this world – which he sought from the very beginning. It was also prophesized that the Constitution would hang by a single tread – but if there were righteous people found on the land keeping all of the Commandments of God (ALL) – then it would be preserved. Indeed there are very few who actually live in total willing obedience to the Commandments (all of them) – but there are some! Those who fail to live the Commandments or all of them should be extremely grateful to the very few who do – but this will not stop the wars/terrorism/violation of all human rights/earthquakes/hurricanes/tsunami’s/and any all other major disasters and violations of humans one against another.
To destroy the Presidency of the US – is to destroy the Constitution – the riots (paid for) and encouraged by the DNC/msm/Obama/Clintons and especially Soros – are meant to meet this end goal of the destruction of the US! Most of us are along for the ride – we have little influence on the behavior of others – their choices to be obedient or even hear the truth of why and how they can be found so. Marriage and family have strayed far from the sacredness that was found in the covenant of man/woman – which is supposed to be eternal (but almost all churches teach or practice creatio ex nihilo – and therefore a person doesn’t retain a physical body after death. Indeed what they teach about the Father/Son and Holy Ghost makes each of them meaningless today. When the decry continued revelations/Prophets/Apostles and other Scriptures they deny in fact the Holy Bible! Their only goal is to destroy – anything of worth/value/goodness/purity/honesty and all other values of righteousness – with nothing to replace it – much like many previous civilizations – which turned to hedonism-lewdness-and all manners of sinful worships.
Thus we’ve reached a point of either gaining courage – within each of us individually – then as a family – then a community – then to expand as a nation which we did in the past election – and now to remain strong in our new found courage – to withstand the assault upon our beliefs and knowledge of truthfulness. Remember we must that being in the right and on the Lord’s side does not mean we’ll not have trials and tribulations – even being murdered or having our lives violated. What it means we will have the Savior’s peace within us and understand that he has overcome the world – and we’re on his side if we willingly keep all of his Commandments (note: there are many more than just the ten most quote).
How strong can we be – can we endure to the end regardless of the adversary or what we come in contact with – can we be obedient to our covenants (especially those who’ve not made any – forgetting that the Savior’s Church has always been a covenant people – led by a Prophet and Apostles. Can we be like the Savior and his Father our Heavenly Father – which will it be – for it can only be one or the other – never both – and it will matter before the Bar of Justice/Mercy when our individual turn comes and we’re unable to blame anyone else for our exercise of agency!
How I pray for each of us – to be found on the Lord’s side – in the name of His Son – our Lord and Master – Jesus the Christ – amen – c/ork

(A while ago)
Received the following from a friend of mine – below the abridged article is my reply – c/ork
Hi Chuck: This article and the one I sent just before it scares me a lot.  What do you know about this information? –
Purging and Transforming Our Military
One can go and read the full context of the below – but I’ve edited it simply to give the gist of what is being stated. c/ork
Posted By Matthew Vadum On November 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer, FrontPage
President Obama hasn’t just been hollowing out the military since taking office, he’s been gutting it, purging it of ideologically hostile personnel, and fundamentally transforming it into something other than a war-fighting force, military experts say.
… This is, of course, the same through-the-looking-glass administration that goes out of its way not to label actual Islamic terrorists as terrorists, that calls terrorist attacks “man-caused disasters,” and refers to the Global War on Terror as the “Overseas Contingency Operation.”
… The former officer said that President Obama is getting rid of experienced war fighters for no apparent reason.
… The military is being turned into a laboratory for radical social engineering experiments. They’re wrecking the finest military force the world has ever known — brighter, better educated, trained, led, and now the most combat-experienced military force in the history of the world. And they’re not standing up and saying, “stop wrecking it.” This administration is intent on wrecking it.
… Americans ought to be alarmed that the administration is now using the same heavy-handed, un-American tactics to turn members of the nation’s armed forces against its domestic political adversaries. We know, for example, that a January 2013 Department of Defense (DoD) diversity training center “student guide” entitled “Extremism” instructs soldiers that conservative organizations are “hate groups” and Tea Party supporters are potentially dangerous extremists.
… This is what happens when you make a radical left-wing community organizer Commander-in-Chief of America’s armed forces.
                                                                                                                
My Reply:
One must understand now that he’s out of office he’s not going to let go. He’s a zealot with a mission – think of him as a sleeper agent of the Oligarchical Left. Between Carter, Clinton and he they’ve destroyed one of the best trained and equipped militaries in the world – till not it cannot even complete 1/3 of its overall mission to protect and defend the Constitution of the US. Remember also he’s had many inner-city youth in a ‘Brown Shirt’ program for several years now – and indeed the massive ammo purchases. In line with this is the UN goal (Ezra Taft Benson) to disarm the US – without worrying about China, Russia or any other nation adverse to the US. A couple years ago I wrote an essay referring to this and various detention centers already built around the US – think of the land grab of the EPA and others – making normally state or privately owned lands – federal. In the West you all see this much more than we do here on the East Coast.
Any within the military – who would not pledge their ‘souls’ to him and not to the people/Constitution are either forced to retire or kept from promotions. One forgets the overall mission of the FBI is not just spying on the American people but building a ‘black book’ to blackmail anyone who opposes POTUS – this is in keeping with Chicago Politics – one would guess this is why Congress (even in Athenian Democracy this was not allowed c. 5th Century BC) – Judges and others are afraid of him. He also retains a lawyer team (it used to be at $6 Million per year) to defend and advise on how far he can go – and this has been broadened continuously over the last eight years. That the MSM give him a free pass (most likely because they’ve been threatened with blackmail) and also that they’re part of the liberal education they’ve received on the evils of capitalism and the wonders of Socialism/Communism (of which their definition has nothing to do with what they really are) and thus the totalitarian dictatorship oligarchy is slowly coming into being. Currently he’s bypassed both Congress and the Courts with over 1000+ Executive Orders with no regard to the Constitution or the nation. (This is his legacy and he wants it to continue as do those others seeking to destroy the Construction of the US.)
The world game of King of the Mountain has been going on for ages (refer to many of the writings of Hugh Nibley) – and it still continues today. What most forget is that the needed allies to become king – become the next series of enemies for the current king. What they all forget who’ve lived and been raised up in a free society – is that China is playing the game of ‘Go’ – and there are no allies – or contenders for the thrown when the game is over. If anyone doubts this China has a puppet state called N. Korea – where they try everything out. i.e. anyone who appears to be a threat – is a threat – might grow up to be a threat is eliminated – and as in the old mafia – all of their family with them; which we’re witnessing at the current time. (Most recently another member of North Korea’s leader’s family was assonated.)
Most continue to ignore the book, “Unrestricted Warfare” written by two Chinese Colonels in 1998 and translated to English in 1999. Satan was most likely a third co-author as it is his plan as well. The overall premise is to fund, encourage and initiate division and conflict whenever and wherever possible – and to keep it going – such as a forest fire of destruction. Whatever can promote China to a higher rung one or many at a time is in China’s best interest and thus warfare or conflict further helps them in the game of ‘Go!’
The US and other nations who seek to disarm – dismantle freedom – stable governments – financially ruin ones economy – are playing not to win but for China to win. Treaties or agreements between nations are treated like the 19th Century treaties the US made with the Native Americans – not worth the paper they’re printed on then or now. Thus when the GOP breaks their contract with America – China laughs and turns over more pieces on the board. When the past administration pushed the US further into debt, China turns over more pieces. When Iran offers to make a deal – China turns over more pieces on the board when the US and others believed it’s an honest offer.
One must always remember – who has the most to gain and the least to lose. This is the premise behind all acts of disruption – warfare – and criminal activity. In the US at the current time – the American People have the most to lose – their freedoms and the Constitution – which is a reflection (or was) of Gods Law. Who has the most to gain – those who would destroy personal freedoms anyway that they can – thus they’ve also the least to lose because they too enjoy all of the freedoms provided under the Constitution. They also know with the media on their side most likely they’ll lose little because they had nothing to start with.
Think of it this way – when a hardened criminal goes to prison – what have they lost? Very little as they never consider freedom as something they’ve ever had or enjoyed. Someone who’s a hardened criminal has been hiding and thus does not have the freedom of open movement – while in the prison system they enjoy free meals, room and board, the company of those intimidated by their reputations – remembering there’s a class society within the prison itself and the more hardened the higher class to which they belong. Thus when they commit a crime (as long as it is not rape, child abuse or something which could bring the death sentence) they’ve much to gain if not caught – and little to lose if they are caught. With the current legal system they actually have a good chance of never going to prison or if they do for a limited time.
The politically correctness of our current society was a great incentive for the past administration to expand their powers and dominion – having the media given them positive press for the more politically correct they are found to be – i.e. kids in school being sent home for praying, pointing a finger, wearing a tee shirt deemed offensive, or otherwise thinking aloud; while those who use four letter foul language – threaten kids for their lunch money – dress with their pants around their thighs – are consider models of being politically correct. This is part and parcel of the intimidation used by those who seek to become a totalitarian dictatorship oligarchy (TDO) within the US – and thus they need only enough military to support their causes.
The past administration could care less about the military – and keep them in contact with the enemy outside the US to continue the destruction of those loyal to the Constitution. Where they are set up for ambushes by the administration and left to fend for themselves when all or most are killed. The media whose liberal agenda hate the military – hate conservatives – hate the Constitution – while not understanding the first to go in a TDO is the free press! Too late seduced many who’ve now sold their souls – find they’ve only marked themselves for death or worse.
Hopefully this addresses your concerns – we’ve to remember this has been the game since the murder of Able (within our human generation on this planet) – the actual warfare started in the Spirit World – and will continue until the Second Coming. And as in most warfare the further into the battle the worse things will become. What differences do we see between the last of those Ether wrote about and today? Almost none – little children – women and everyone in some nations of the world are involved in the combat – carrying weapons of all kinds – with no regard for human life. Within the home there is no longer a solid foundation as the purpose of marriage eternally is lost among all of the religions of the world except one. The eternal family is not taught as a reality except by one religion. The Bible and other Scriptures are not believed literally except by one religion.
Should it come to pass that those seeking a TDO become successful and destroy our current President and the US Constitution – they will then try to go worldwide and China will pounce – turning over the last token on the board. There’s no such thing as a defensive war which can be won. Thus while China and others claim their military buildups are needful to protect their homelands – in reality they are set up for offensive warfare to increase their power and dominion over others. We must never forget the military and finances are married one to the other – and the result of the marriage is power – and the goal is absolute power.
Finally – one must remember – those who’ve sold their vote to such as our past administration are also paying for their own subjection to not only TDO – but to the dole – which is worse than any addiction known in the history of mankind. 
c/ork
“Gaining Courage”

cji
3/3/17

Gaining courage to have faith
increasing our faith in knowledge
calling upon Father each day
every night on our knees humbly
requesting and gaining courage;

Gaining courage to have beliefs
based on truth and the Scriptures
reading daily all of the books
learning within prayer to discern
finding wisdom gaining courage;

Gaining courage to keep covenants
understanding the sacred relationship
between the Savior and each of us
thus with Heavenly Father eternal
enduring having gained courage!

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