poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Purpose of Life

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen’s Challenge Tanka Poetry; her instruction is to use the synonyms for the words “Plan and Finish” the numerous synonyms are underlined.
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My Haibun and Haiku or Senyru below:

 
Most Sashay through life without giving little thought to the end.
Time, also known as the world; more than breath, less than an illusion.
God’s design is all in all. We desire yet wonder what we yearn.

Purpose of life be
Happy in eternity
Know Love and Serve God

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Footsteps
Ask, and it shall be given you:
seek, and you shall find:
knock, and it shall be opened to you.”

Supernatural Reality

Proof of Christianity for the Unbeliever

My Christian and especially my Traditional Catholic Faith has been questioned on previous posts here recently, the unbeliever insists on proof.  This is my proof below for any interested readers.

I apologize for the scandal the current leadership of the Novus Ordo (mainstream Vatican II religion) is inflicting on the word “Catholic” just another persecution of the Faith.  In God’s perfect time will end;  even the gates of Hell will never prevail.

Thinking about the many world religions and the good they have within them. Yes, in my opinion, they all have some good which comes from God. The fullness of good, however, comes from the religion that God founded.

How do we know?   Jesus Christ, God became a man, founded the only True 100% fullness, and not the other man religions which some even existed before Christianity.
One way would be to look at all their founders, line them up and see which of them was pre-announced, only one; Jesus Christ! No doubt this is why we date historical events

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BC = Before Christ and AD = After His Death. Finally when He did come as the Old Testament described, He was expected therefore He is the ONE correct logic would research.
Looking at His life but especially His death, who else ever wrought a religion that began with defeat and suffering but conquered His ignominious death on the Cross. A faith that suffered one persecution after another held together and made stronger with each death of the martyrs which were the seeds of the Church. Meaning the sacrifice of their lives leads to the conversion of others. Jesus proved He is Divine when He rose from the dead by His power, and in those days even His enemies never denied that.

 

Jesus Christ PRE-ANNOUNCED
Gen. 49:10; Mic. 5:2 – a kingdom and ruler of Israel shall come from Judah – Mathew. 1:1-2, Luke 3:23,33 – Jesus is from the line of Judah.

Deut. 18:18 – He will be raised up as a prophet – Matt. 21:11, Luke 7:16; John 6:14; 7:40 – Jesus identified as this prophet.

Psalm 2:6 – He will be a King – Matt. 21:5; John 18:36-37 – Jesus is this King.

Psalm 2:7 – you are my Son, today I have begotten you – Matt. 3:17; Acts 13:33 – God the Father said this about Jesus the Son.

Psalm 69:4; Isaiah 49:7 – He will be hated without a cause – John 15:25 – Jesus was hated without a cause.

Psalm 69:9 – zeal for thy house has consumed me – John 2:16-17 – zeal consumed Jesus as He drove out the traders.

Psalm 78:2 – He will speak in parables – Matt. 13:34-35 – Jesus spoke in parables.

Psalm 110:1; Jer. 23:6 – He will be called Lord – Matt. 22:43-45; Luke 2:11; Heb. 1:10 – Jesus is called Lord by the Lord.

Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 8:14; 28:16 – He will be the stone rejected by the builders – Acts 4:10-11; Rom. 9:32-33; 1 Peter 2:7-8 – Jesus is the stone rejected by the builders.

Psalm 118:26; Hag.2:7-9; Mal. 3:1 – He will come to the Temple – Matt. 21:12; John 2:13-17 – Jesus so went to the Temple.

Psalm 132:11; Jer. 23:5 – He, the king, shall come from the House of David – Matt. 1:1; Luke 3:23,31 – Jesus is the son of David.

Isaiah 6:9-10 – they hear but do not understand and see but do not perceive – Matt. 13:14-15; John 12:38-41 – this is why Jesus used parables.

Isaiah 7:14 – He will be born of a young virgin woman – Matt. 1:18, 24-25; Luke 1:26-35 – Jesus was born of the young virgin Mary.

Isaiah 9:1 – His ministry will make Galilee glorious – Matt 4:12-17 – Jesus begins His ministry in Galilee.

Isaiah 9:6 – a woman shall bear a son called Emmanuel (“God is with us”) – Luke 1:35 – Jesus is this one, the Son of God.

Isaiah 11:2 – the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him – Matt. 3:16-17 – the Spirit of God descended upon Jesus like a dove.

Isaiah 32:3-4; 35:5-6- His ministry will include miracles curing the blind, deaf, lame and dumb – Matt. 9:32-35 – Jesus so healed the blind, deaf, lame and dumb.

Isaiah 33:22 – He will be a judge – John 5:30 – Jesus is the judge who judges justly.

Isaiah 40:3; Mal. 3:1 – He will be preceded by a messenger – Mathew. 3:1-3; 11:10; Luke 1:17; John 1:23 – Jesus was so preceded (by Saint John the Baptist).

Isaiah 53:3 – His people will reject him – John 1:11; 7:5 – Jesus was rejected by His people.

Isaiah 61:1-2 – the Spirit of the Lord is upon Him – Luke 4:21 – Jesus says that He has fulfilled this prophecy.

Zech. 9:9 – He will triumphantly enter Jerusalem on an ass – Matt. 21:5; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:14-17 – Jesus so entered Jerusalem.

Mic. 5:2 – Israel’s ruler shall come from Bethlehem – Matt. 2:1,4-8; Luke 2:4-7 – Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

II. Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus in His Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension
Psalm 16:10; 30:3 – He will not be spared from death and yet remain incorrupt – Acts 2:31; 13:33,35 – Jesus conquered death and remained incorrupt.

Psalm 22:1 – My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? – Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34 – Jesus utters this rabbinical formula from the cross declaring that He is the Messiah.

Psalm 22:7 – the people will wag their heads at Him – Matt. 27:39; Mark 15:29 – the people shook their heads at Jesus on the cross.

Psalm 22:7 – He will be mocked – Matt. 27:31; Mark 15:20; Luke 22:63; 23:36 – Jesus was mocked.

Psalm 22:16; Isa. 53:12 – He will be numbered with the transgressors – Matt. 27:38; Mark 15:27; Luke 23:32; John 19:18 – Jesus was numbered with the transgressors by being crucified between two thieves.

Psalm 22:16; Zech 12:10 – His hands and feet will be pierced and they will weep for the first-born – John 19:23,34,37 – Jesus’ hands and feet were pierced and his followers cried for Him, the true first-born Son of Israel.

Psalm 22:17 – they will stare and gloat over Him – Matt. 27:36; Luke 23:35 – the people stood by and stared at Jesus on the cross.

Psalm 22:18 – they will divide His garments among them – Matt. 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23 – they divided Jesus’ garments among them.

Psalm 22:18 – they will cast lots for His garments – Matt. 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24 – they cast lots for Jesus’ garments.

Psalm 30:3; 41:10, 118:17; Hos 6:2 – He will be raised to life on the third day – Acts 13:33, Matt. 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:34,46 – Jesus was raised to life on the third day.

Psalm 34:20 – He will not have broken bones – John 19:33,36 – none of Jesus’ bones were broken.

Psalm 41:9; 55:12-14 – He will be betrayed by a friend – Matt. 10:4; 26:20-25; Mark 14:18-21; John 13:18 – Jesus was betrayed by a friend.

Psalm 68:18 – He will ascend into heaven – Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; John 20:17; Acts 1:9 – Jesus ascended into heaven.

Psalm 68:20 – He will escape the powers of death – Acts 2:31; 13:33; Matt 28:6; Mark 16:6, Luke 24:46; John 20:9-10 – Jesus escaped the powers of death through his resurrection.

Psalm 69:21 – they will give Him vinegar to drink – Matt. 27:34,48; Mark 15:23,36; Luke 23:36; John 19:29 – they gave Jesus vinegar to drink.

Psalm 110:1 – He will sit at the right hand of God – Heb. 1:3; Acts 2:34-35 – Jesus sits at the right hand of God.

Isaiah 50:6 – He will be spat upon – Matt. 26:67; Mark 15:19 – Jesus was spat upon.

Isaiah 50:6; Mic. 5:1 – the ruler of Israel’s cheek will be struck – Matt. 26:67; Luke 22:63; John 18:22 – Jesus was so struck and beaten.

Isaiah 53:5; Zech. 13:6 – He was wounded, bruised and scourged for us – Matt. 27:26; Mark 15:15; John 19:1 – Jesus was wounded, bruised and scourged for us.

Isaiah 53:7 – He will remain silent before His accusers – Matt. 27:12,14; Mark 14:61;15:5; Luke 23:9; John 19:9 – Jesus remained silent before His accusers.

Isaiah 53:8-10; Dan. 9:26 – the anointed one shall be cut off and die – Luke 23:46; 24:7; John 19:30 – Jesus the Messiah died.

Isaiah 53:9 – He will be buried in a rich man’s tomb – Matt. 27:57-60; Mark 15:42-46; Luke 23:50-53; John 19:38-42 – Jesus was buried in a rich man’s tomb (the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea).

Isaiah 53:12 – He will make intercession for the transgressors – Luke 23:34,43 – Jesus made intercession for the transgressors on the cross.

Amos 8:9 – God will darken the earth at noon – Matt. 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44-45 – there was darkness at noon at Jesus’ crucifixion and death.

Jonah 1:17 – three nights and days in the belly of the whale foreshadows Jesus’ death and rising on the third day.

Mic. 1:8 – He will lament and wail, and will go stripped and naked – John 19:23-24 – Jesus lamented and was stripped and naked.

Zech. 11:12-13 – He will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver – Matt. 26:15 – Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver.

Zech. 11:13 – the pieces of silver are cast into God’s house – Matt. 27:5 – Judas threw the pieces of silver into the Temple.

Zech. 12:10 – His side will be pierced – John 19:34, 37 – Jesus’ side was pierced.

Zech. 13:7 – He will be forsaken by His disciples who will scatter – Matt. 26:31, Mark. 14:50 – Jesus’ disciples forsook Him and scattered.

Supernatural Reality

Why does the unbeliever even care …

If we BELIEVE!

Poetry

Recently a discussion developed with my last post which is the inspiration of this post below:

“Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
God’s realm is His Kingdom where His will is done; it is I believe, eternity, a supernatural dimension absent of time and always present without ever beginning.

As long as we are living here on earth, we have time; we can make decisions and choose our next move. We reason with our God-given conscience convincing us to make the correct choice. When we make the wrong choice innocence suffers from the guilty and negativity comes into the world.
Think about your own life and see your loved ones who have suffered because of your choice, it happens to all of us; we make mistakes in judgment. Back in the day, there was a song that went like this; “We always hurt the ones we love, the ones we shouldn’t hurt at all.” Certainly food for thought!
When our time is up, and we breathe our last breath, our will is fixed forever; we can not change if after that fact. If we pass away into eternity, not wanting God, He gives us our desire.

The atheist like to say, your God is terrible, He sends negativity into the world, they fail to see because of Pride, that when one wakes up and finds they are blind, it is because they plucked out their eyes of their own will.

It is God’s will that we here on earth; as in heaven, His will be done! While on earth He offers us time to reason what His will is. To pray, the power of prayer is genuine power, ask, and you shall receive. If you don’t ask, you will not receive. Pride is the downfall of many in this regard.

It is His will that all are saved, but as the Bible states; “How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!” Matthew 7; 14.

Ah! Another Challenge, Word Prompts

Moment of Truth …

Death is the moment of Truth!

Why is it so morbid to think of death?

Is it because we are afraid of the truth.

Life, on the other hand, is a pleasant subject, we have high expectations, hopes for happiness, and delusions that it will never end.
As the years go by, that moment of truth gets closer and nearer.
We push it away, but why?

The reason is, we don’t understand our purpose in life. What is our mission?

Simply put, it is “To Know, Love and Serve God in this life so we will be happy with Him in Eternity.”

Many Christians seek a lifestyle that speaks the reason for life is for God, to know me, love me and serve me, then they wonder why they fear that moment of truth, DEATH!

The atheist reasoning best explained from an epitaph etched on a gravestone. “All dressed up and no place to go.”

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Word Prompts

Reform = Viperous, in this case

BELIEVE IT OR NOT

It is suggested we write about “REFORM” see the challenge here:
The word “reform” is synonymous with words as “amend, rearrange, transform, remake.” Words that mean change and change is NOT always wise.  In the case of the teachings of Christ, it is detrimental. Which is why the Bible warns us of Vatican II, which addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world in the early 60’s. Not just like that, however, the infiltration of the Church began centuries earlier. It is a well-known and documented fact that the agents of Communism began entering our Catholic seminaries as far back as the 30s to destroy the Church from within.

God who sees all things gave us this warning below which can be read in all accurate Bibles:  Look up the Second Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Thessalonians Chapter 2.

The day of the Lord is not to come until the man of sin is revealed. The apostle’s traditions are to be observed.

[1] And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him: That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.

Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.  Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

“A revolt”: This revolt, or falling off, is generally understood, by the ancient fathers, of a revolt from the Roman empire, which was first to be destroyed, before the coming of Antichrist. It may, perhaps, be understood also of a revolt of many nations from the Catholic Church; which has, in part, happened already, by means of Mahomet, Luther, &c., and it may be supposed, will be more general in the days of the Antichrist.

“The man of sin”: Here must be meant some particular man, as is evident from the frequent repetition of the Greek article: ‘the man of sin, ‘the son of perdition, ‘the adversary or opposer. It agrees to the wicked and great Antichrist, who will come before the end of the world.

“In the temple”: Either that of Jerusalem which some think he will rebuild; or in some Christian church, which he will pervert to his worship: as Mahomet has done by the churches of the east.    (Bible footnotes)

[6] And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. [7] For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. [8] And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming, him, [9] Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, [10] And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

[10] “God shall send”: That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in a punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth.

[11] That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity. [12] But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you first fruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit, and faith of the truth: [13] Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. [14] Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle. [15] Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope in grace.