Dreams can give great insight! A simple example — Kekule's dream

Notice how the revelation wasn’t directly given;
though, this sometimes happens.

Kekule had to interpret the metaphor.

And then he ran with it.

And so should we.

Living in God, prayed up,
we shouldn’t be getting dreams from the dark side.

: )

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Kekule’s Dream
00:58 – 5 years ago

This animation tells the story of German Chemist, August Kekule. His famous dream of the Benzyne ring of carbon molecules advanced chemistry and helped lay the groundwork for many Nobel Prize winning disocveries of the Twentieth Century.

Salvation: 1 of 4 popular formulas — OR — being right with God and people, by His grace/enablement, "working out our own salvation through fear and trembling?" (Paul's words)

I just have to say something.
I’m having an email discussion with a friend about who goes to heaven, and so much of what he’s saying is based on a formula, instead of “am I right with God because I’m really right with God and people?”
There are many formulas out there. In Lutheranism, it’s about getting infant baptized and confirmation — and perhaps communion. Based on this, Luther said: Martin Luther: Sin Boldly — “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day”.
In Catholicism, it’s also largely about baptism and the eucharist. Some still practice confession, but this is to a ‘priest’ (which have been done away with in the New Covenant where Jesus is our Priest), and rarely are those confessing actually told to get right with those they hurt. Say a certain number of “Hail Mary’s” or whatever and you’re scot free. Sad.
And for many evangelicals, it’s mainly about getting truly born-again, getting ‘saved.’ “It’s all about what He did for me.” “Grace.” “He’ll never let go; He’ll never let go; never let go….” Romans 8:1 has been gutted to put the responsibility all on God: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
Another popular formula is Calvinism, which has always been to me so unbelievably out there, perhaps because I didn’t grow up among it. It shocks me when I find people who actually believe this. It’s kind of an ego/hubris thing, at least for many. Calvinists seem to think they are special because God chose them. In their way of thinking, Jesus didn’t die for everyone, just those Whom He chose, the elect, and God will be faithful to complete His work in them no matter how they respond, as long as they are truly chosen.
In my article,  Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God?, I chose to simply show what the Bible straightforwardly says about who goes to heaven and who really are God’s children.
Most of the above formulas are pulled mainly from a few key texts, some of which are in Paul’s introductions, in which he is just starting to formulate his ideas. We need to look at the development of Paul’s thought and particularly tune into his conclusions, which, by the way, agree with those of Jesus, John, James, the writer of Hebrews, etc..
These conclusions are that we need to truly be right with God to go to heaven. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
The Devil wants us to focus on formulas and abstract theories, while Christianity and salvation is actually more simple, more straightforward — common sense.
Christianity is about relationships: having a right relationship with God and with those around us. Then we can rest. Then we are abiding in Him — “in Christ Jesus.”
Will we have faith to enter when it is our time to be judged? Will our conscience condemn us, or will we stand before Him clean? Then our names won’t be removed from the Book of Life (Rev. 3:1-6). Numerous scriptures point this out.
We’ll have faith because we’re clean — not just because of what Jesus did — but because we lived in Him, righteous, by His grace we overcame. We didn’t shrink back. We made sure that we stayed right with Him. We’re supposed to walk like Jesus walked. We can’t just do our own thing and think it’s okay because of some formula. “Without holiness, no man will see God.”
He died so we might have life — living in the Son. “Those who are Christ’s have crucified their flesh” (Gal. 5). We must obey. Obedience isn’t an option, because Christianity is about right relationships, not whether we fit into a formula, the demonic spins designed to distract us from what really is important.
Christianity is loving the Lord, our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.
Because ‘Christianity’ has largely abandoned the Greatest Two Commandments criteria, our society reflects this, and America is on its last breath.
Regarding predestination and election, I don’t think any of us fully understand it. I don’t think we’re supposed to. The main thing to realize is that when Paul warned Christians about falling away, he was writing to Christians whom he considered the predestined elect. What Paul wrote applied to them, then, and applies to us today.
We don’t need to understand foreknowledge, predestination and election. I’m not concerned about it. I believe that Jesus died for everyone, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to the knowledge of the truth.
I’m concerned with how Jesus, Paul, John, the writer to the Hebrews, James and others said we should live — and their warnings apply to us. What happens if we choose to not obey? This is what we should all be focusing on — getting it all right — living so right.
Then ONE will happen, and no matter what comes down in these coming years, we’ll be spiritually ready — eternally secure.
I know that I have a free will, and I know that I’m truly born again, just as very many really are. If I wanted to, I could live a willfully disobedient life and then go to Hell. But I choose to work out my salvation through fear and trembling (Paul’s words). And each day I have to overcome.
It’s not easy, but it will be when we’re all living in Christ together — ONE. “Then the world will know” and we will be so full of joy!
We should be focused on living Jesus’ Greatest Two Commandments instead of justifying our rightness based upon some doctrine-of-demons formula.
Let’s be real Christians!
Jeff

Keith Green: Stained Glass — "The Bridegroom wants to shine through you!"

My colors grow so dim
When I start to fall away from Him
But up comes the strongest wind
That He sends to blow me back into his arms again

And then the colors fall around my feet
Over those I meet
Changing all the gray that I see
Rainbow colors of the Risen Son
Reflect the One
The One who came to set us all free

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We are His daughters and sons
We are the colorful ones
We are the kids of the King
Rejoice in everything

We are like windows
Stained with colors of the rainbow
No longer set in a darkened room
Cause the Bridegroom wants to shine through you

More personal words and dreams at my personal blog

I thought I’d mention that some of my personal words, dreams and etc. are at my personal blog, JeffFenske.wordpress.com, if you’re interested.
I’ve thought about putting them in this site as well (or just in this site), but for now, I’m inclined to post them most often in my personal blog.
I’m open to suggestions. Please feel free to comment. And commenters can be totally anonymous. No email or name is required at all of my sites. If that will help you really speak your mind, please go for it — no problem.
All of my Prophesies & Visions posts at this site are listed here. The Let Us Be ONE prophesy is in the earlier posts.
It seems that there isn’t much time to get our act together.
Let us be ONE,
Jeff : )

MONUMENTAL Anchorage radio broadcast on 10/11! Download it while you can. KFQD talk show host, Dan Fagan puts his job on the line standing up for the unborn and Joe Miller against "publicly fund abortions" Lisa Murkowski. Dan calls men to be real men!

This podcast kfqd.com/podcast_info will probably only be available till today’s takes its place, probably late afternoon. Amazing show! Where is your line in the sand?
It really gets rocking about 18 minutes into hour 2 of the podcast — “I’m asking you to man up… what kind of man doesn’t stand up for the innocent murdering of kids… and have tax payers fund it” — and just keeps on rolling. Amazing!!!
This is a call to repentance.
Dan is totally putting his job on the line. He recently broadcast this WOW! Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen speaks before Aussie Parliament: “My whole intent in living here is just to make God smile”, which he said is the most important thing he’s ever done.
“One day we’re going to stand before God and answer for our sins…,” says Fagan. I’m just shocked! I was so disappointed in Dan being so pro war, but he just bats this one right out of the park, and he’s probably going to continue to do so until the election.
This may be only the beginning in what could be a tremendous about-face for Anchorage citizens!
Very moving broadcast!
Wow!
Jeff : )

Richard Fine: His Darkest Moment in the LA County Jail and How He Overcame!

Believed that even solitary confinement would turn out for good.

“The way that you do it is that you become very spiritual.

By being a spiritual person, you basically end up believing
that no matter what happens it’s all going to turn out right.

It may not turn out the way that you may think should be right,
but in the totality of events, it will turn out right.”

– Richard Fine
transcribed by Jeff Fenske

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNKWwseDu5Y]Richard Fine: His Darkest Moment in the LA County Jail

FullDisclosureNetwrk | September 23, 2010

Two days following his unexpected release from L A Central Men’s Jail On Friday September 17, 2010 Richard I.Fine described the conditions in “coercive confinement’ and his eighteen month ordeal waging a legal battle for freedom from his solitary jail cell without an attorney. Full Disclosure Network® presents a ten minute video preview from a three hour exclusive interview featured on the Internet Website http://www.fulldisclosure.net .

YouTube viewers comments are here

I asked Senatorial candidate Joe Miller what he thought about preemptive war

Last night, I met senatorial candidate Joe Miller at Wellspring church.
I mainly wanted to see his stand on preemptive war. I decided not to ask the question publicly during the Q & A, because I thought if he did agree with me [he said in his talk that he was a member of the Friends church] many of the ‘Christians’ there would decide not to vote for him, because they want to bomb-bomb-bomb Iran whether Iran is really developing nukes or not, and many haven’t yet repented from supporting the immoral Bush Wars I & II.
Didn’t Jesus say: “Do unto others…” and “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God?” How did we get so far off? Didn’t we learn anything from Iraq? Why do we think we can trust our government’s Iran-with-WMDs analysis when now we find they actually fabricated the Iraq version: Newly declassified: Bush team wanted Iraq war from start and White House claims of Iraq pursuing a nuclear weapons program based on confiscated aluminum tubes were fabricated

I thought I’d post a photo of Joe looking good,
because the corporatocracy owned Anchorage Daily News
probably will intentionally do the opposite.

Joe Miller

[20% crop of photo shot from across the room with the tiny LX5]

I was the last person to talk with Joe with I think only his campaign manager listening. I asked him what he thought of preemptive war, mentioning that I heard him say that he was a Friends church [Quakers] member.
He said he should have explained that [which a reader finally explained to me in a comment which I verified]. He then gave a response that I imagine is pretty close to Rand Paul, who is more willing to bomb Iran than his father, Ron. Ron Paul believes in self-defense when it really is, but preemptive war is most often reverse-Christian:

Ron Paul’s Biggest Eye-Opener: ‘Christian’ Evangelicals Pushing Preemptive War in the Name of Spreading Christian ‘Love’

Ron Paul: “I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin” & “the most difficult group to recruit has been the evangelicals who supported McCain and his pro-war positions”

Ron Paul’s Christlike Attitude: Love, Peace & Hope – No *Initiation* of Aggression!

Ron Paul: Jesus is the Prince of PEACE, Not Preemptive War

Joe said something like we shouldn’t be nation building with wars, but on the other hand, if just one nuke hits us, that’s the end of our republic. So he’s for bombing Iran, but not to take them over for regime change.
I responded, “But we can’t trust the CIA’s intel.” Right then, the man whom I think is Joe’s campaign manager scurried him off to go to another meeting — so Joe couldn’t answer.
Overall, I was impressed with Joe Miller’s willingness to answer everyone’s questions, and then to answer them directly. He seems like a real, no-nonsense kind of guy, totally unlike Lisa Murkowski, whom I’ve always not voted for.
So I didn’t get a Joe Miller bumper sticker. I can’t 100%-support a candidate who isn’t more careful about preemptive war, but I do think he’s quite amazing, and I hope he wins. He is light years ahead of Lisa, who is so liberal people wonder how she can still be a Republican. She has actually said something like: “I don’t think people care how much we spend.”
Lisa is in many ways the opposite of the Christlike leader, Congressman Ron Paul, whom the evangelicals in Alaska (and elsewhere) mostly dissed in 2008. And it really does seem that Joe Miller is very much like Ron’s son, who could soon join Joe Miller in the U.S. Senate, which would be a great improvement.
I didn’t think that Lisa had a chance, having lost in the primary to Joe, but in this ‘me’ generation, it seems that a large percentage of Alaskans are more concerned with getting federal money than in doing the right thing for the future of this nation, which includes no longer aborting babies.
God bless!
Jeff Fenske
Anchorage, Alaska
Related:
Paul Craig Roberts: The Collapse Of Western Morality — “Americans will be the first people sent straight to Hell while thinking that they are the salt of the earth”

The Video the US Military doesn't want you to see! — "To most of the world, we are the terrorists." Our hands are stained with their blood! When will we repent?

Related:

All of my Why They Hate US posts at ToBeFree
.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bifxa1wRJF8]The Video the US Military doesn’t want you to see!

lfspaul | September 25, 2010

The real face of war is unknown to people, because the media is not showing the real facts. The war is nothing but a business, where young men are sent to die, for some to get richer and richer. These are the horrors of the war. Please share!

Shocking video! Lutheran college runs with Luther's "sin boldly" statement — Gustavus Adolphus teaches sex-in-dorm etiquette

“And we’re the sex pistols.
Welcome Class of 2014.”

Related:
Martin Luther: Sin Boldly — “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day”
From: WND

Church college teaches sex-in-dorm etiquette

Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., proclaims on its website that it is “a church-related, residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish and Lutheran heritage” and its core values are excellence, community, justice, service and faith.

But one senior is wondering just where in those values he can fit a presentation to incoming freshmen that introduces them to the etiquette of having sex in dorm rooms without being interrupted by roommates and a “lesbian” who proclaims, “I like sex. No, I love sex” and tells students, “I am normal.”

The issue has been raised by student Phil Cleary on his Gustavus.campusreform.org website, where he has posted several videos captured at the 2010 orientation for freshman in the class of 2014.

But one senior is wondering just where in those values he can fit a presentation to incoming freshmen that introduces them to the etiquette of having sex in dorm rooms without being interrupted by roommates and a “lesbian” who proclaims, “I like sex. No, I love sex” and tells students, “I am normal.”

The issue has been raised by student Phil Cleary on his Gustavus.campusreform.org website, where he has posted several videos captured at the 2010 orientation for freshman in the class of 2014.

The videos reveal promotions for the homosexual lifestyle: “Follow along and listen quite clear to learn of the wonderful world of the queer.”

“Freefall of the American University”: How our colleges are corrupting the minds and morals of the next generation

The presentation, performed as a series of skits on a stage in a darkened auditorium, explains that “sex” and “gender” are not the same. It includes another character who proclaims, “My atheism is my most important characteristic.”

Gustavus, the website states, is “a community where a mature understanding of the Christian faith and lives of service are nurtured and students are encouraged to work toward a just and peaceful world.” …

Cleary said he was “traumatized” by the sexually explicit presentation in his freshman year.

“I decided to come back as a senior to get it on tape,” he told WND.

Entire Article with Videos Here
Also Related:
All of my Luther Didn’t Get It posts
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way