Here is my friend, Moses Buyinza. I looked at my facebook from another device, and saw nothing but images of Moses – and real Africans! Are my FB friends seeing the same photos? Three months ago I invited alot of people with coats of arms, and Knights Templar symbols, to be my FB friends. I got about thirty new friends. Did Moses hit them up for money for his school, like he did me – several times? He thinks I am rich by the friends I keep. I almost sent him a message;
“Look here, my good fellow! Whose facebook is this? My friends can’t find me amongst the sea of black faces – that thanks to you – have populated, and taketn over MY SPACE!”
I thought about unfriending Moses. Then, a Godly Mirror accosted me.
“You are a conduit for a man who is doing the Lord’s Work. You are helping him become visible – all over the world. You are part of his Missionary Work. Perhaps your friends in high places – respect you for your humility.
“To be planted in the house of God requires that you die [to the flesh] because every seed that is planted must die at the altar.”
Moses left enough room for my narcsism. He has been sending me personal messages and prayers for two years. This morning his post – blew open my mind! I believe I am looking at the founders of Judaism by a sect who came from India. They appear to be saying worship of family leads to the worship of a king, or Maharaja. Shades of Buddhism? Then there is the trappings of Tribalism. Jesus appears to say you must hate your parents, and others, if you are to be one of his followers. I do not think there is a invitation to everyone, thus, Jesus was an ascetic, along the line of John the Baptist, the Essene. Indeed, it may be John the Nazarite who bid his prospective disciples to hate all the trappings of the world, and separate yourself to God. Go to God – DIRECTLY!
I look at the face of Moses Buyinza in a field of corn, and I see a Son of God. All the young faces you see are Children of God. Moses has put them in the direct care of God. Moses is welcome to take the Vow of the Nazarite.
No friend or family member contracted me on Thanksgiving. Last night I saw Nancy Pelosi respond to the suggestion she hates our President. She says she prays for Trump everyday, as a practicing Catholic. She knows Donald has no religion, nor fear of God, or, love of the Son of God, and thus he behaves like a king-dictator. She also knows all those Holy Republican Ministers know the truth about their President, but, look the other way – abandoning him even more than he is.
Lets us pray for the President of the United States, that he find The Family of God.
John ‘The Nazarite’
Psalms 92:13-14(KJV); Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing
The church is not merely the place you go for fellowship and service every week. It is an altar.
To be planted in the house of God requires that you die [to the flesh] because every seed that is planted must die at the altar.
The reason why some Christians will never flourish in the courts of the Lord is because they have not understood what it means to die at the altar of the house of God.
They attend services but are not planted because they have not died at this altar.
They sing in choirs, are part of the ushering team and other areas of service but are not planted because they have not died at this altar.
How do you see your church? What is your attitude towards the ministry you submit to?
A man who is dead at the altar of the house of God holds a great reverence and respect for that altar.
Such a one can never leave church simply because a sister or brother offended him. Such a one does not turn up for service as and when he wants or feels like it.
If you must flourish and produce fruit, learn to honour the house of God as an altar; to respond to instructions that come from that altar.
Count your cost and understand your sacrifices.
God’s name be praised!
Some claim that Jesus taught his followers to hate their mother and father. If true, that would obviously make Jesus an immoral and unethical teacher, since one of the Ten Commandments is to honor one’s parents. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you,” the Torah says in Exodus 20:12.
Yet in apparent contradiction to this commandment, Jesus said this:
Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Or, it seems, even worse:
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Yet understanding the Jewish background to Jesus’ teaching sheds an entirely different light on his words.
Here are four things to keep in mind that show the real meaning of Jesus’ statements:
Jesus’ statements reflect the Jewish understanding of his time.
A common Jewish view was that the messianic era would be preceded by a time of disharmony in family and social relationships. In other words, things were going to get worse before they got better. In his sayings quoted above, Jesus was announcing the messianic age and his own messiahship. In doing so, he was quoting from the Old Testament prophet Micah who spoke of the messianic age in the following terms:
Put no trust in a neighbor;
have no confidence in a friend;
guard the doors of your mouth
from her who lies in your arms;
for the son treats the father with contempt,
the daughter rises up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.