Tuesday, December 18, 2018

WHY?

(all bold emphasis added in scripture quotes)

WHY do we so persistently avoid pondering (let alone practicing) a major healing modality of Christ and the early church?

WHY when that was the first power Christ gave to his chosen Twelve? when that was the first joyful report by the returning Seventy?
AND when [Jesus] had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. (New Testament | Matthew 10:1)

And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: (New Testament | Mark 3:14-15)

And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; ... And they cast out many devils, ... (New Testament | Mark 6:7, 13)

THEN he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. (New Testament | Luke 9:1)

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. (New Testament | Luke 10:17)
WHY when the New Testament book of Acts has several accounts1 openly proclaiming the casting out of unclean spirits and devils?

WHY when Nephi's vision (of the Savior's life and mission) twice references devils and unclean spirits afflicting people and that by the power of the Lamb of God, they were cast out?
And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men. And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things unto me. And they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out. (Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 11:31)
WHY when our second scriptural witness to Christ also states:
And these signs shall follow them that believe—in my name shall they cast out devils; (Book of Mormon | Mormon 9:24)

And in the name of Jesus did he [Nephi3] cast out devils and unclean spirits; and even his brother did he raise from the dead, after he had been stoned and suffered death by the people. ... And as many as had devils cast out from them, and were healed of their sicknesses and their infirmities, did truly manifest unto the people that they had been wrought upon by the Spirit of God, and had been healed; ... (Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 7:19, 22)
WHY when our Doctrine and Covenants states:
Require not miracles, except I shall command you, except casting out devils, healing the sick, and against poisonous serpents, and against deadly poisons; And these things ye shall not do, except it be required of you by them who desire it, that the scriptures might be fulfilled; for ye shall do according to that which is written. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 24:13-14)

And whoso shall ask it in my name in faith, they shall cast out devils; ... (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 35:9)

And these signs shall follow them that believe— In my name they shall do many wonderful works; In my name they shall cast out devils; (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 84:65-67)

And these signs shall follow him—he shall heal the sick, he shall cast out devils, and shall be delivered from those who would administer unto him deadly poison; (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 124:98)

WHY when this was placed first of the signs that follow those that believe?
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (New Testament | Mark 16:17-18)
Do we deny / ignore Jesus' healing modality because we think we are more rational? more scientific? more sophisticated? more knowledgeable than Jesus, the Creator, the Great I AM?

Are we embarrassed / ashamed to admit that unclean spirits might be attached to, possessing of, or seeking to influence us2: our thoughts, actions, choices?

Are we more untouched than "Mary Magdalene out of whom [Jesus] had cast seven devils"3?

What do we think the devil, opposition, and testing are all about?

Have we not yet discerned the first Law of Attraction? that "the devil is more obsessed with those who are seeking to do and be good than those who are not"? that a good portion of the adversary's agenda is to get good people enamored with the culture, wealth, amenities, and philosophies of Babylon? OR, on the other hand, to encourage descent into overwhelming self-loathing, depressions, and despair?

How many have labored in agony over thoughts, feelings, addictions, obsessions, etc. that they think are self-generated from some flawed, un-redeemable core when they are, in fact, under attack by a lying adversary intent on capturing or destroying a child of God?

Whenever I hear of a suicide (and they are becoming so much more frequent), I wonder if, by being
unbelievers in Christ's healing modality;
unbelievers in the reality and extent of opposition and evil agendas;
▪ unprepared to ask and act in Christ's name in faith;
▪ afraid to look foolish, judgmental, or acting beyond authority;
▪ ignorant of the when-to, how-to,4
we have done everything but that most powerful thing​​?
[W]hoso[5] shall ask it in my name in faith, they shall cast out devils; ... (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 35:9)
I have already written a lot on this subject in prior posts because it distresses me that we seem to be unbelievers in one of the great rescuing / healing powers of God.
▪ Jesus: à la mode? at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2016/08/jesus-la-mode.html
▪ What Did Jesus Do? at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2016/12/what-did-jesus-do_16.html
▪ “We Are Legion”??? at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2016/10/we-are-legion.html
▪ A Gift of Awareness? at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-gift-of-awareness.html
I have heard latter-day psychologists, therapists, counselors etc, openly disdain the idea of unclean spirits — of casting out. And I continue to wonder if we will ever have the faith and courage to believe that God has given believers6 the power and authority to ask and act in His Name.

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1. New Testament | Acts 5:16 ~ There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
New Testament | Acts 8:6–8 ~ And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.  For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city.
New Testament | Acts 10:38 ~ How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
New Testament | Acts 16:16-18 ~ And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
New Testament | Acts 19:12 ~ So that from his [Paul's] body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
2. Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 28:20–22 ~ For behold, at that day shall he [the devil] rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good. And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell. And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.
3. New Testament | Mark 16:9 ~ Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
4. Some examples from Scripture:
New Testament | Mark 9:17-29 ~ And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
New Testament | Acts 19:13–17 ~ Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 50:30-35 ~ But know this, it shall be given you what you shall ask; and as ye are appointed to the head, the spirits shall be subject unto you. Wherefore, it shall come to pass, that if you behold a spirit manifested that you cannot understand, and you receive not that spirit, ye shall ask of the Father in the name of Jesus; and if he give not unto you that spirit, then you may know that it is not of God. And it shall be given unto you, power over that spirit; and you shall proclaim against that spirit with a loud voice that it is not of God— Not with railing accusation, that ye be not overcome, neither with boasting nor rejoicing, lest you be seized therewith. He that receiveth of God, let him account it of God; and let him rejoice that he is accounted of God worthy to receive. And by giving heed and doing these things which ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter receive—and the kingdom is given you of the Father, and power to overcome all things which are not ordained of him— [This instruction was given to Joseph Smith, "appointed to the head" but may be instructive to all, along with individual guidance of the Holy Spirit in each circumstance.]
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 1:18–22 ~ And again Moses said: I will not cease to call upon God, I have other things to inquire of him: for his glory has been upon me, wherefore I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, Satan. And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud voice, and ranted upon the earth, and commanded, saying: I am the Only Begotten, worship me. And it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell. Nevertheless, calling upon God, he received strength, and he commanded, saying: Depart from me, Satan, for this one God only will I worship, which is the God of glory. And now Satan began to tremble, and the earth shook; and Moses received strength, and called upon God, saying: In the name of the Only Begotten, depart hence, Satan. And it came to pass that Satan cried with a loud voice, with weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth; and he departed hence, even from the presence of Moses, that he beheld him not.
5. New Testament | Mark 9:38 - 40 ~ And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part. [But also consider Act 19:13-17 quoted above in footnote 3.]
6. Who is a believer? Does it require a triune state, as in thought, word, and deed? See footnotes 4 & 5 above and also:
Old Testament | Deuteronomy 7:9 ~ Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; [also Deuteronomy 11:13; 22; 19:9; 30:16]
New Testament | John 14:15 ~ If ye love me, keep my commandments.
New Testament | John 14:23–24 ~ Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: ...
New Testament | John 15:10 ~ If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
New Testament | Romans 3:22 ~ Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
New Testament | 1 John 5:3 ~ For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 46:8-9 ~ Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given; For verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do; that all may be benefited that seek or that ask of me, that ask and not for a sign that they may consume it upon their lusts.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 95:12 ~ If you keep not my commandments, the love of the Father shall not continue with you, therefore you shall walk in darkness.
New Testament | Mark 11:23 ~ For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Destroying Paradise?


Are we being fed clues about what is coming down the pike? Are we being tested to see what we will refuse to see? what we will tolerate? what we will accept from the mouths of “officials”? Can we appreciate the mockery of destroying Paradise?

Take a look at the selective, pulverizing destruction; at the unscathed, autumn-dry trees rustling beside atomized structures; at evergreens standing stately green in the wake of ferocious "wildfires." LISTEN to the real witnesses.1 Then consider this analysis and ponder:



(Begin at about minute 20; Also some language caution)

Did Serco ConAir Patents Cause California Wildfires via CIA Nanowaves?
(Time 58:26) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQrsEVg63Dg
Are we seeing the evidence of DEW (Directed Energy Weapons) or other man-made, secret weapons being tested on selected areas, like the fire-prone California landscape? What a great landscape to test destructive, patented technologies using the cover of nature's unpredictability? of plausible deniability?

Yes, natural fires can and do behave bizarrely, but when world history bears witness to perennial conspiracies by those pursuing and protecting power, gain, and prestige, why would those without conscience not use whatever means they had at their disposal to experiment with secret technologies that increased their power and gain? their sense of superiority and privilege? Can we not see the absurd, freakish anomalies in recent catastrophes?

If we cling to the myth that conspiracy theories are deserving of disdain, we will never awaken to a sense of our awful situation until it is too late.

If this was written of Noah's day, what might be said of ours?
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.2
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.3
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language [technology?]; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.4
And what have some imagined to do? to take a video game scenario and transfer it to the real sky targeting houses, churches, businesses, vehicles, people with unerring precision? with gameful glee? then blaming Mother Nature? If we consent to call this a "fire"5 are we complicit in the deception? Does not the aftermath bear witness that this was an attack on Paradise and Butte County and its citizens as deliberate and orchestrated as 911 by the Hidden Complex6?
For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. (New Testament | Mark 13:19-20)
 Are we prepared, at last, to fast and pray (without ceasing) for God's protection and His intervention to shorten these days of wickedness?

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1. A small sampling (language caution in many of these):
▪ UPDATE: 11/11/18 PARADISE CAMP FIRE ,,, (Time 52:02) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7hn3bov9Qg
▪ Santa Rosa Fires: ... (Time 6:15) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mufqnpT5_aI
▪ Paradise Camp Fire Destroys City / Paradise CA 11.9.18 (Time 2:30) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoFcTG-wDGo
▪ FIRES: DELIBERATE ... (Time 15:25) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppDusFw-O74 ; begin at about minute 2:28 for the highway of death and destruction reminiscent of the Iraq Gulf War I.
▪ DEW Lasers Confirmed Again. ... (Time 3:27) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEqaeNWkSDg
▪ Paradise Lost # 15 ... (Time 8:56) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmlxcLKryl0
▪ Phase 2 Of Fire Debris Removal ... (Time 2:32) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Rjb9wcQLg
▪ Exclusive Interview with Fire Captain on Origins of CA Fires (Time: 21:15) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWvuPcurB6Q
▪ plus many others, including the Paradise Lost series at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE5KlMLlrXWDhPklv7wK04g , etc. (As always use discretion and discernment.)
2. Old Testament | Genesis 6:5
3. Old Testament |  Genesis 6:11
4. Old Testament | Genesis 11:6
5. (in the same sense as blaming "fire" for the three 911 collapses?)
6. The Two-edged Sword of Technology:  http://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-two-edged-sword-of-technology.html

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Latter-day Jeremiah?

in·dict·ment
  NOUN
 1. an act of indicting.
 2. Law. a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes.
 3. any charge, accusation, serious criticism, or cause for blame.
 4. the state of being indicted.
       Source: Dictionary.com (bold emphasis added)
If ever there were a prophet who indicted the "children of God," it was old Jeremiah.1 In our day — at least on a political / legal level — we are hearing about thousands of sealed indictments, but in the case of old Jeremiah, the indictments were not sealed; NOR are the ten latter-day indictments of Paul Washer which he profiles in a speech entitled, Ten Indictments Against the Modern Church.2  Paul Washer3 is a controversial, outspoken Baptist minister, so an important question for us is: Are we open to examining the indictments of this Baptist minister? open to asking ourselves how many of these déjà vu charges might also apply to us?

Washer's indictments are:
1.  A Denial of the Sufficiency of Scripture
2.  An Ignorance of God
3.  A Failure to Address Man’s Malady
4.  An Ignorance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
5.  An Unbiblical Gospel Invitation
6.  An Ignorance Regarding the Nature of the Church
7.  A Lack of Compassionate Church Discipline
8.  A Silence on Separation
9.  A Replacement of the Scriptures Regarding the Family
10. Pastors Malnourished in the Word of God
Do we have the courage to read and ponder his words?

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1. Jeremiah ~ LDS Bible Dictionary: "After [King] Josiah’s death [Jeremiah] tried to stem, almost alone, the tide of idolatry and immorality, of self-deception founded on superficial reforms (Jer. 3:4–5; 7:8–10), and of fanatical confidence in the Lord’s protection, in which all classes were carried away. He had to face continuous opposition and insult from the priests (20:2), the mob (26:8–9), his townsmen at Anathoth (11:19), the frivolous and cruel (22:13; 36:23; 26:20), the king (36:19), and the army (38:4)."
2. Washer, Paul. Ten Indictments against the Modern Church. Chapel Library. Kindle Edition. Also available for free download or hard copy request at https://www.chapellibrary.org/literature/title-catalog/?fldTitle=washer&searchType=lit
3. Who is Paul Washer: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2010/09/06/who-is-paul-washer-john-frye/ ; http://www.heartcrymissionary.com/paul-washers-bio ; https://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/paul_washer.htm . Will we allow controversy or criticism of outspoken ministers to keep us from reading their words and making our own discernments? What do we imagine was said about old Jeremiah in his day to discourage people from pondering his words? See also: https://rosemichels.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/rosario-charo-washer-interview/

Thursday, October 18, 2018

No Laughing Matter?


Source from the CBC story: see footnote 1
We just finished listening to an incredibly light-hearted interview on CBC's “As It Happens.”1 It concerned the erection of a guillotine on a Brooklyn rooftop. We might have learned something if the CBC host had researched and followed up the witness interview with an interview of someone who knew something of import. Who owns the building? Who erected the “work”? Are there any more of these around the country? Have any working guillotines been purchased recently for use in the USA? By whom and how many? Are the rumors of 30,000 credible? Are that many needed to service the recent legislative proposals for guillotine use in capital crimes?2

Makes one wonder: Could this Brooklyn guillotine be another (supposed) karma dump3 upon gullible, naïve, myopic “deplorables”? one more dark “revelation” in a long line of dark “revelations” presented in movies, half-time shows, concerts, music videos, high-end commercials, art work, theatre, etc.? one more mockery of the unsuspecting? one more justification to jeer at those who seeing see not?

Can Fema camps, guillotines, stockpiled coffins, etc. all be debunked? Or is much of the debunking of “conspiracies” just another psy-op to keep us asleep to the déjà vu of forever recycling conspiracies in pursuit of power and gain?4

When will we wake-up5 to the depth of corruption, criminality, and rampant psychopathy that is running this world toward the fulfillment of the Georgia Guidestones?6 toward a World Order (WO)7 that is designed to burst forth with a suddenness that will be paralyzing for those who have been unbelievers8 in the reality of evil and the massive frauds and deceptions orchestrated by mortal demons and their order-followers?

It truly is no laughing matter.

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1. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/why-is-there-a-guillotine-on-this-brooklyn-rooftop-1.4868600
2. HB 1274 - Death penalty; guillotine provisions: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/archives/19951996/leg/fulltext/hb1274.htm
3. Karma dump: where those who perpetrate evil believe responsibility and consequence transfer to those who seeing, see not. [Karma: “... Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and future suffering.”] See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma
4.  http://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2018/07/beyond-naive.html ; http://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2017/10/operation-psychopath.html ; http://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2017/09/your-lawyers-your-judges-llps-or-not.html
5. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:24 ~ Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. [Bold emphasis added.]
New Testament | Revelation 20:4 ~ ... and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones
7. http://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/search/label/Deception
8. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/search/label/Unbelievers

Friday, October 12, 2018

What's in a Name?


Melchizedek?
THERE are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely, the Melchizedek and Aaronic, including the Levitical Priesthood.
2 Why the first is called the Melchizedek Priesthood is because Melchizedek was such a great high priest.
3 Before his day it was called the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God.
4 But out of respect or reverence to the name of the Supreme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of his name, they, the church, in ancient days, called that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek Priesthood.
(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 107:1-4, bold emphasis added.)
Mormon?
... I may safely say that the word Mormon stands independent of the learning and wisdom of this generation.--Before I give a definition, however, to the word, let me say that the Bible in its widest sense, means good; for the Savior says according to the gospel of John, "I am the good shepherd;" and it will not be beyond the common use of terms, to say that good is among the most important in use, and though known by various names in different languages, still its meaning is the same, and is ever in opposition to "bad." We say from the Saxon, "good"; the Dane, "god"; the Goth, "goda"; the German, "gut"; the Dutch, "goed"; the Latin, "bonus"; the Greek, "kalos"; the Hebrew, "tob"; and the "Egyptian, "mon." Hence, with the addition of "more," or the contraction, "mor," we have the word "mormon"; which means, literally, "more good."
Yours,
JOSEPH SMITH.
(May 15, 1843.) T&S 4:194.1
If Joseph is right about God being the superior interpreter of language (see full text below at footnote 1), then perhaps Mormon has more meaning than just as a nickname, even if often abused and maligned, though, there is probably no name more abused and maligned in this world than that of the Savior's.

In addition, we have seen in scriptural history how mortal names have been used to reference things that were clearly sourced in God or were substituted or shadowed for His name or the name of His Father, as in:
» The City of Enoch
» The Law of Moses
» Children of Israel
» Son of David2
» Son of Abraham3
» Aaronic Priesthood (Priesthood of Aaron)4
» Levitical Priesthood4
ON THE OTHER HAND ...5

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1. Full text:
Section Six 1843-44, p.300
Here then the subject is put to silence, for "none other people knoweth our language," therefore the Lord, and not man, had to interpret, after the people were all dead. And as Paul said, "the world by wisdom know not God," so the world by speculation are destitute of revelation; and as God in his superior wisdom, has always given his Saints, wherever he had any on the earth, the same spirit, and that spirit, as John says, is the true spirit of prophecy, which is the testimony of Jesus. I may safely say that the word Mormon stands independent of the learning and wisdom of this generation.--Before I give a definition, however, to the word, let me say that the Bible in its widest sense, means good; for the Savior says according to the gospel of John, "I am the good shepherd;" and it will not be beyond the common use of terms, to say that good is among the most important in use, and though known by various names in different languages, still its meaning is the same, and is ever in opposition to "bad." We say from the Saxon, "good"; the Dane, "god"; the Goth, "goda"; the German, "gut"; the Dutch, "goed"; the Latin, "bonus"; the Greek, "kalos"; the Hebrew, "tob"; and the "Egyptian, "mon." Hence, with the addition of "more," or the contraction, "mor," we have the word "mormon"; which means, literally, "more good."
Yours,
JOSEPH SMITH.
(May 15, 1843.) T&S 4:194. (Bold emphasis added.)
found at https://www.boap.org/LDS/Joseph-Smith/Teachings/T6.html (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1970, p. 300).
2. New Testament | Matthew1:1; 12:23; 15:22; 20:30-31; 21:9, 15; 22:42; Mark 10:47-48; 12:35; Luke 18:38-39
3. New Testament | Matthew 1:1
4. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 107:1-4
5. On the Other Hand: Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 27:3-9 ~ And they said unto him: Lord, we will that thou wouldst tell us the name whereby we shall call this church; for there are disputations among the people concerning this matter. And the Lord said unto them: Verily, verily, I say unto you, why is it that the people should murmur and dispute because of this thing? Have they not read the scriptures, which say ye must take upon you the name of Christ, which is my name? For by this name shall ye be called at the last day; And whoso taketh upon him my name, and endureth to the end, the same shall be saved at the last day. Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake. And how be it my church save it be called in my name? For if a church be called in Moses' name then it be Moses' church; or if it be called in the name of a man then it be the church of a man; but if it be called in my name then it is my church, if it so be that they are built upon my gospel. Verily I say unto you, that ye are built upon my gospel; therefore ye shall call whatsoever things ye do call, in my name; therefore if ye call upon the Father, for the church, if it be in my name the Father will hear you;
New Testament | 1 Corinthians 1:12–13 ~ 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. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
New Testament | 1 Corinthians 3:21–23 ~ Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 76:98-101 ~ And the glory of the telestial is one, even as the glory of the stars is one; for as one star differs from another star in glory, even so differs one from another in glory in the telestial world; For these are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas.  These are they who say they are some of one and some of another—some of Christ and some of John, and some of Moses, and some of Elias, and some of Esaias, and some of Isaiah, and some of Enoch;  But received not the gospel, neither the testimony of Jesus, neither the prophets, neither the everlasting covenant.

As we can see, things are not always as cut-and-dried as most of us would like.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Why was Jonah so “very angry”?


Background: Nineveh was an ancient city of Assyria—a nation known for war, destruction, terror, torture, and murder.1 As the story unfolds, a reluctant Jonah is persuaded by God to warn Nineveh of imminent destruction if the people do not repent, which they almost immediately did.
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. BUT it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. (Old Testament | Jonah 3:10-4:1)
So why was Jonah so very angry? Could it be the same reason that caused Biblical Job to be so distressed and confused?2 Might it also prove to be the same reason why many of us will become confused or angry when “Justice and Judgment”3 takes the bench and rules contrary to our will or perspective?

Some believe that Jonah was afraid to go to Nineveh because of its reputation, but Jonah's words  suggest that he feared not Nineveh, but rather God's will and ways.
I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live. (Old Testament | Jonah 4:2-3)
The whole world knew of Assyria's infamy and menace, and undoubtedly thousands in Israel prayed day and night for justice and judgment to reign down upon those purveyors of trauma and terror. But what did Nineveh know, prior to Jonah, of God, or goodness, or truth? What was the culture they were immersed in from birth? Were they not like unto cattle driven hither and thither at the whims, commands, and customs of their leaders because that was all they knew of obedience? of survival?

To have been so instrumental in immediately convicting Nineveh of its abominations, Jonah must have preached such fire and brimstone that the city was overwhelmed with his truths. And what was he preaching with such passion if not Justice and Judgment? Do his words not tell us that God's seeming abandonment of these values distressed Jonah to the point that he questioned the whole purpose of his life? Did it not appear that God's mercy had robbed justice, especially when God's Word is saturated with promises of justice and judgment for the wicked?

But God tried to teach Jonah (and other lovers of Justice and Judgment) that all things are not as they appear.
And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much [like unto?] cattle? (Old Testament | Jonah 4:11)
Is this why Justice and Judgment are to be strictly left in the hands of God?

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1. Grisly Assyrian Record of Torture and Death By Erika Belibtreu at https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f4af/bb82f1b7920fa9444e29eb128bd13832cd46.pdf ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyria
2. http://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/search/label/Biblical%20Job ; http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/search/label/Biblical%20Job
3. Old Testament | Psalms 89:14 ~ Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Old Testament | Proverbs 21:3 ~ To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 6:61 ~ Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.
Pearl of Great Price | Abraham 3 Fac.:1 ~ Fig. 1. Abraham sitting upon Pharaoh's throne, by the politeness of the king, with a crown upon his head, representing the Priesthood, as emblematical of the grand Presidency in Heaven; with the scepter of justice and judgment in his hand.
Book of Mormon | Alma 60:13 ~ For the Lord suffereth the righteous to be slain that his justice and judgment may come upon the wicked; therefore ye need not suppose that the righteous are lost because they are slain; but behold, they do enter into the rest of the Lord their God.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Unwitting Targets? Unwitting, Unwilling Dupes?


I continue to be amazed at the number of friends, acquaintances, latter-day bloggers, and pod-casters who remain unaware or unconcerned about escalating massive deceptions, conspiracies, and targeting of whistle blowers and the innocent (on both the right and the left). The technology of both subtle and overt persecution is sweeping more and more surveillance-saturated humans into a a dragnet of compromise, control, distress, and / or destruction. For example:



Michael Barden – Targeted Individual When The Police Harass You, Who Do You Call?
(Time 56:36) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy3XCyBVOj8
Do we imagine our technology (both known and hidden) is devoted to “do no evil”? Do we imagine that the adversary has not conscripted every soul, tool, and technology possible to further his agenda of destruction? Do we imagine that “I have nothing to hide or be ashamed of” is sufficient protection? Do we forget that the adversary is:
● the enemy of every truth and good?
● the father of all lies?
● a false accuser?
● the tempter to selfishness, excess, greed, and conflict?
● a destroyer of the souls of men?
● an entity utterly without conscience or empathy?
What will those obsessed with pursuing and protecting power, gain, and pleasure not attempt in service to the adversary's obsession to co-opt the world? to destroy every soul that will not join the dark “team”? How long will those who obey orders without question keep obeying when questions begin to arise?

What do we imagine the massive data banks are being used for? How many of our private conversations, actions, likes, dislikes, obsessions, addictions, "sins," etc. etc. are stored just waiting for the perfect "persuasive" moment to stimulate some action in furtherance of another's nefarious agenda? When will we recognize how much of our government, corporate, charitable, entertainment, justice and law enforcement, (etc., etc.) worlds are controlled by fear, fraud, blackmail, conspiracy, extortion, favor, pay-to-play, etc.? So much is still hidden to those who will not see, despite the overwhelming evidence; exacerbated by the myopia and complicity of the MSM.

Are not those who mock "conspiracy theorists"; who deny the reality of brownstone, honeypot, and yacht ops; who pretend that MKUltra, SRA, and pedophile victims are few and far between; who believe that targeted individuals are mentally-ill paranoids—are they not (to but it baldly) dupes and accomplices, aiding and abetting the enemy of all that is good? Could these words apply?
Let not that which I have appointed [the good, the true, the beautiful] be polluted by mine enemies, by the consent of those who call themselves after my name;1
Never in the history of our world (as far as we know) has evil had such global power to enslave and control, manipulate and extort. We remain oblivious to the machinations and conspiracies of evil at our peril, at the peril of our families, and of our remaining freedoms.

How many “targets” feel they are losing their sanity? How many have chosen suicide as the only way out of confusion, distress, and persecution? How many others have chosen to participate in the surveillance and stalking of others thinking they were doing their country a service? (or for other less altruistic reasons?)

Please, let us become aware. Let us stand against organized surveillance and stalking. Let us sustain those who are targeted. Let us never be seduced or coerced into joining in surveillance, harassing, bullying programs as described in the above video (and hundreds of others). Our world is truly in a dire state of SOS. Let us organize our own, community-by-community, SOS rescues:


SEE: http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2017/07/sos-call-to-action.html
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1. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 101:97

Saturday, August 18, 2018

"The Delight of Dishonest Men"

(The déjà vu of every age?)
Solon*
Solon*: " ... It is the townsfolk themselves and their false-hearted leaders who would fain destroy our great city through wantonness and love of money. But they are destined to suffer sorely for their outrageous behavior. They know not how to hold in check their full-fed lust, or, content with the merriment the banquet affords, to take their pleasure soberly and in order. . . . They are rich because they yield to the temptation of dishonest courses. . . . They spare neither the treasures of the gods nor the property of the state, and steal like brigands one from another. They pay no heed to the unshaken rock of holy Justice, who, though she be silent, is aware of all that happeneth now or hath happened in the past, and, in course of time, surely cometh to demand retribution. Lo, even now there cometh upon the whole city a plague which none may escape. The people have come quickly into degrading bondage ; bondage rouseth from their sleep war and civil strife ; and war destroyeth many in the beauty of their youth. As if she were the prey of foreign foes, our beloved city is rapidly wasted and consumed in those secret conspiracies which are the delight of dishonest men. "These are the evils which stalk at home. Meanwhile the poor and needy in great numbers are loaded with shameful bonds and sold into slavery in foreign lands. . . . Thus public calamity cometh to the house of every individual, and a man is no longer safe within the gates of his own court, which refuse him their protection. It leapeth over the garden wall, however high it be, and surely findeth him out, though he run and hide himself in the inmost corner of his chamber."1
Do we imagine that "those secret conspiracies which are the delight of dishonest men" have not been the déjà vu of every age, in every nation? So why are we afraid / ashamed of being labelled a "conspiracy theorist? The reality of world history is conspiracy upon conspiracy of those pursuing and protecting power and gain. The truth, as some have noted, is "conspiracy realist."

Whistle-blowers, truth tellers, and conspirators know this reality: how secret conspiracies have risen to the top of both the right and the left; how intimidation, fear, suppression, and murder attempt to keep the secrets (and the power and the gain); how unwilling most are to see and hear the full truth about people without conscience (PWOCs); how easily we are manipulated into the agendas and attractions of power and gain; how "private calamity" is already upon tens of thousands who resist or who try to expose the conspiracies; how near we are to full-blown "public calamity"; how dire is our peril if we do not, individually and unitedly, wake up, speak up, and stand up for transparency, accountability, and justice.

NB: This is not to say that every conspiracy allegation is true for the enemy of all righteousness knows that mixing false and true is the most effective means of deception, and thereafter to suppress, censor, or malign any attempt to sort out the mix-up!!. See “Mix-up?” at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2017/11/mix-up.html

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*Solon: “( c. 638 – c. 558 BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in archaic Athens (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solon); a contemporary of Jeremiah and Lehi.

1. https://ia800504.us.archive.org/23/items/solonathenian00linf/solonathenian00linf.pdf : pp. 141-142 (bold emphasis added).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Can Your Marriage Be Saved?


For source & attribution, see
 footnote 8 below
In all your sufferings, have you ever thought about “Operation Eden”? Is it possible that the adversary, in seeking to destroy the PLAN, intended to split-up the First Couple? perhaps keeping one in Eden while getting the other kicked out? or in the alternative, getting them both kicked out — to the east AND to the west with never-the-twain-to-meet because of blame and hostility? Granted the split-up in Operation Eden didn't materialize, but from the adversary's point of view there must have been enough accruing benefits (like Cain and siblings1) to stick with the “split-up-as-many-as-we-can” plan.

There are undoubtedly many reasons for split-ups, but the prologue to separation or divorce seems to frequently follow a repeating, 4-step pattern (as summarized here2 and here3) — despite hours and sessions of counselling.

SO, could one of the exacerbating factors be the counselling itself?4 Consider:
▪ if the adversary's agenda, from before Day One was to destroy souls and relationships, would he not be subtle enough to establish or infiltrate modern-day counselling modalities with subtle divisive elements?5
▪ how many counselors focus primarily on “mote”6 therapy where complaints, sins, and disappointments are aired? (again and again?)
▪ does the counselor request individual goal-setting which ends up with one or both partners demanding behavior modification in the other? (otherwise it's over?)
▪ do the counselling sessions and suggestions seem to divide more than heal?
▪ do spiritual advisors who send couples off to counselling ever keep a tally of the success / failure ratio?7 Is it always the fault of the suffering couple?
▪ what would a Christ-centered modality look like? Would it make a difference?
Yes, what would a Christ-centered modality look like?

Perhaps we are in luck. Perhaps
Marriage Fitness with Mort Fertel
is an answer. What has one got to lose? a marriage? a family? a fraction of what counselling sessions cost?

Four years ago, a dear family member encountered both counselling and Mort Fertel. Whatever the outcome, more sufferers need to encounter Mr. Fertel. In this writer's view, every relationship (family, friend, foe) could benefit from the principles and practices recommended at:
https://marriagemax.com/
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1. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 5:12–16 ~ And Adam and Eve blessed the name of God, and they made all things known unto their sons and their daughters. And Satan came among them, saying: I am also a son of God; and he commanded them, saying: Believe it not; and they believed it not, and they loved Satan more than God. And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual, and devilish. ... And Adam and Eve, his wife, ceased not to call upon God. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare Cain, and said: I have gotten a man from the Lord; wherefore he may not reject his words. But behold, Cain hearkened not, saying: Who is the Lord that I should know him?
2. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2015/12/anatomy-of-disaffection.html (From thoughts sparked by Russell M. Stendal)
3. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2015/11/prologue-to-divorce.html (From thoughts sparked by Russell M. Stendal)
4. This is not to say that all counselling is unhelpful, but considering the number of divorces despite long and costly sessions, one wonders what the tally of wins and losses are for counselors, many of whom view the success of their practice in terms of income rather than marriages saved vis-à-vis divorces.
5. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 46:7-9 ~ But ye are commanded in all things to ask of God, who giveth liberally; and that which the Spirit testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men; for some are of men, and others of devils. Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given; For verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do; that all may be benefited that seek or that ask of me, that ask and not for a sign that they may consume it upon their lusts. (Bold emphasis added.)
6. New Testament | Matthew 7:3-4 ~ And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
7. If the majority of patients keep dying, would one not be moved to reconsider the remedy applied?
8. Wikimedia Commons image: By Tim Houlihan [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons; (cropped by SMS)
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Nothing Fails Like Success?


If there is a priority (after the books of scripture) that one should study to prepare for things to come, it may be Dallas Willard's The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teaching on Discipleship.1

Can we, in the following quotes, recognize ourselves and the déjà vus manifest within nigh every Christian ministry in existence today?
There is a real point to saying that in religious matters, nothing fails like success.2

What, then, is the general pattern? Intense devotion to God by the individual or group brings substantial outward success. Outward success brings a sense of accomplishment and a sense of responsibility for what has been achieved— and for further achievement. For onlookers the outward success is the whole thing. The sense of accomplishment and responsibility reorients vision away from God to what we are doing and are to do— usually to the applause and support of sympathetic people. The mission increasingly becomes the vision. It becomes what we are focused upon. The mission and ministry is what we spend our thoughts, feelings, and strength upon. Goals occupy the place of the vision of God in the inward life, and we find ourselves caught up in a visionless pursuit of various goals. Grinding it out. This is the point at which service to Christ replaces love for Christ. The inward reality of love for God, and absorption in what He is doing, is no longer the center of the life, and may even become despised, or at least is disregarded. “No time for that” becomes the governing attitude, no matter what we may say. The fire of God in the human soul will always look foolish to those who like its effects but do not understand where those effects come from.3

So we can summarize the process by which the mission and its goals replace the original vision as the ultimate point of reference for the people involved. Vision of God and of oneself in God inspires a combination of humility and great aspiration for God. This combination leads to remarkable efforts in dependence upon God. Great effects are achieved because God acts with efforts made in dependence upon him and for his sake. The effects take on a life of their own. Surrounding people see nothing but the effects, which indeed are very remarkable and worthy of support. Sometimes the human support may also be of God. But the effects of all this have to be carefully watched, to prevent them from corrupting the heart away from an appropriate vision of God and the humble valor flowing therefrom.4

King Solomon began well. ... He became very great (2 Chronicles 9). But to strengthen his position he formed alliances ... (1 Kings 11: 1– 6). By the time he died, he had evolved a government that was bitterly oppressive, ... It is not unreasonable to think that what really happened to Solomon was a building program.5
Isn't the repetitious story of “Nothing fails like success” the continual lament in scripture6 where individuals, kings, leaders, and peoples cycle and recycle through the pattern of becoming distracted to other loves from an initial or renewed deep love of God and His vision? And what is the love of God?
The love of God, and only the love of God, secures the vision of God, keeps God constantly before our mind [“that they do always remember Him”7]. Thomas Watson tells us that “the first fruit of love is the musing of the mind upon God. He who is in love, his thoughts are ever upon the object. He who loves God is ravished and transported with the contemplation of God…. God is the treasure, and where the treasure is, there is the heart.”8
Wasn't displaced love the severe criticism levied against the first of the seven churches profiled in Revelation chapter two.9
UNTO the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, ... ;
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (New Testament | Revelation 2:1-5)
God acknowledged their works, their labour, their patience, their hatred of evil, their discernments, their endurance, and yet, there was a great omission with potential severe consequence: they had left their first love.

Perhaps there is something vital for us all to learn about first works and first love from The Great Omission.

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1. Willard, Dallas. The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
2. Ibid., p. 93 (bold emphasis added)
3. Ibid., p. 95-96 (bold emphasis added)
4. Ibid., p. 97
5. Ibid., p. 97-98
6. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2014/01/gods-lament.html
7. How oft do we hear these words (at least two times every Sunday?), saying amen to them, and then not really pondering thereafter about what “always” means? See Book of Mormon | Moroni, chapters 4 & 5; Doctrine and Covenants 20:75-79
8. Willard, p. 100
9. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2011/08/which-church.html

Friday, June 1, 2018

LGATs? (Large Group Awareness Training)


Considering the hundreds of LGAT1 programs that dot the global landscape and the millions of dollars many of these programs generate for their owners, one wonders how aware participants are (or will become) concerning:
▪ the antiquity (the déjà vus) of human programming through intense, exhausting, extended instruction sessions — manoeuvring “learners” into vulnerable states regarding facilitator's beliefs and messages?
▪ the use of peer, group, and event pressure to promote conformity to / acceptance of ideas, demands and expectations of the program and programmers?
▪ how polar many LGAT events are to best-practice learning paradigms?
▪ the use of “stress & release” strategies to manipulate thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions2?
▪ how the erratic mix of criticism / praise, abuse / affection (breakdown) are well-worn techniques used to create dependency, co-dependency, confusion, submission, increasing susceptibility to control and domination, and, in extreme cases, to DID (dissociative identity disorder)?
▪ the confessional nature of inner explorations that reveal personal secrets (a frequent power strategy of individual and institutional power-abusers)?
▪ the likelihood (in our Orwellian world) that many of these LGATs are used by surveillance operatives to find, assess, recruit, and/or control “useful assets”?
▪ how unaware many LGAT attendees seem about the massive shift in the last century toward technology-assisted domination systems that keep people focused on the singular power, privileges, and RIGHTS of the self, yet divided from the equally critical aggregate power of WE THE PEOPLE — an aggregate-power essential to protecting and preserving individual and community rights against domination systems?
▪ how the selling of spiritual insights / gifts through pricey LGATs may constitute “priestcraft”3?
▪ how similar most LGAT programs are to each other?
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1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large-group_awareness_training
2. “McWilliams gives examples of various LGAT activities called processes with names such as "love bomb," "lifeboat", "cocktail party" and "cradling" which take place over many hours and days, physically exhausting the participants to make them more susceptible to the trainer's message, whether in the participants' best interests or not.[27]” from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large-group_awareness_training
3. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2015/09/priestcraft.html ;
http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.com/2015/11/in-vain.html

Thursday, May 10, 2018

MK-Ultra?


Will we ever understand our present world if we refuse to confront the déjà vus of the MK-Ultra system? Could this domination scheme be the same satanic, secret system for acquiring, preserving, and protecting power and gain, the details of which Alma, Helaman, and Moroni held back from the people for their protection?1 Do we think it has not recycled into our day?


MK-Ultra Documentary: Techniques, Celebrities & more!
(Time 1:00:22) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghq6rCV9kvc
What will be the consequence if we deny the reality of what is happening today? If one does not know what MK-Ultra is, perhaps it is time to awaken to an awareness of the world's awful situation.2 The witnesses are everywhere.

Will ignorance / apathy / disbelief be amongst the great convictions we have to face? that seeing we would not see? that hearing we would not hear? that being warned we refused to process the warnings?

Is it time to come awake and refuse to be further seduced by the propaganda of power- and wealth-dominated systems? by persons without conscience who will do anything to acquire, preserve, and protect power, gain, and pleasure?

P.S. Do not fall for the lie that the MK-Ultra system (sponsored and funded by the CIA) was discontinued after the 1977 U.S. Senate Committee hearings.3 Permutations and combinations of mind-kontrol have only increased with advancing technology; with extortion, blackmail, fear- and covenant-bound secrecy. Dissembling is the name of the deceiver's game. Just listen to Gina Haspel.4 Of course, she has no intention of “restarting” detention and [enhanced] interrogation programs. Who needs to restart what has never been stopped? And she knows it, as do most of those who will confirm her nomination, unless We The People finally stand up against the abominations, atrocities, and mind-kontrol that we seem to pretend do not exist at the highest levels of our government, corporate, and entertainment worlds.

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1. Book of Mormon | Alma 37:27 ~ And now, my son [Helaman], I [Alma] command you that ye retain all their oaths, and their covenants, and their agreements in their secret abominations; yea, and all their signs and their wonders ye shall keep from this people, that they know them not, lest peradventure they should fall into darkness also and be destroyed.
Book of Mormon | Helaman 6:25–26 ~ 25 Now behold, it is these secret oaths and covenants which Alma commanded his son should not go forth unto the world, lest they should be a means of bringing down the people unto destruction. 26 Now behold, those secret oaths and covenants did not come forth unto Gadianton from the records which were delivered unto Helaman; but behold, they were put into the heart of Gadianton by that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit—
Book of Mormon | Ether 8:20 ~ And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people,
2. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:18-24 ~ 18 And it came to pass that they formed a secret combination, even as they of old; which combination is most abominable and wicked above all, in the sight of God; 19 For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man. 20 And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people, and they are had among the Lamanites. 21 And they have caused the destruction of this people of whom I am now speaking, and also the destruction of the people of Nephi. 22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not. 23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. 24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
3. https://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/rp3h/lansberry/mkultra.pdf ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra ; CIA Project MKULTRA - Mind Control Institute In Canada (Time 21:09) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVarXMBdYVs&t=952s ; MK Ultra training for Children. More details from an MK Ultra trainer. (Time 9:33) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2o-emy7ZSc&t=28s ; and many other sources available with research
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kO08RLw0Xw (Time 0:55) ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Haspel

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Echoes from before Eden?


Recently, a friend recommended I listen to George Kavassilas. I had encountered him and the emerging sovereigntist movement several years ago and posted an observation1 at that time. As I listened to several of his presentations, I wondered if some real truths within spiritual sovereignty had become entwined also with ancient dissembling. One writer describes sovereignty thus:
For a growing number of people focusing on matters of consciousness, sacred knowledge and personal freedom, the reclamation of the word sovereign has become profoundly consequential. Within this paradigm, to recognize oneself as a sovereign being is to acknowledge one’s own total spiritual autonomy and unconditional entitlement to self‐determination. It is a primary avowal of oneself as a free and natural human being — not a serf, a subject, a corporate entity, or even a citizen. No persons or man‐made laws have any jurisdiction whatsoever over a sovereign being. This is all very alarming for any empire that secretly prefers its populace to feel toothless.2
So as I listened to an online conversation3 between Ole Dammegard (researcher at https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/) and George Kavassilas (author and sovereigntist from iaminfinite.love and weareinfinite.love) my questions increased. Ole described his years of research exposing the role-plays, school-plays, and conspiracies that many have chosen to participate in for a variety of reasons: role-plays, school-plays, and conspiracies that have kept much of the world in a state of disinformation, confusion, distraction, disruption, and violence. George's summary of Ole's information was to acknowledge that we live in a “system that only seeks to completely molest and suppress and subdue and apprehend humanity.”4

In his conclusion, Ole invited players in “the system” to come out — to whistle-blow, as it were —promising support and as much protection as possible. HOWEVER, the ending exchange5 was this:
George: “Yah, because we're not someone who seeks justice. You see, justice is glorified revenge. See. We don't seek justice. We seek healing, forgiveness, and just moving forward in life; and so thank you. You played a wonderful role. It's like, you guys were good. We wanted the best. We got the best. You guys, we couldn't have asked for a better job to challenge us in the way that you've challenged us. It's just been amazing. They're really good at what they do. And ah, ... 'cause you know, we've done it in previous times. So you know, we were pretty good at it too. We've played those roles as well in stages in our journey through this amazing universe; so these guys are pretty good too. So it's been a fantastic exchange I'll say, it's been an incredible co-created experience from both sides; and ah, from all sides. And it's now time to bring this play to an end and get on with life.
Ole: Time to shake hands, have a shower, and a cold beer and say thank you for this. It's been a good game.
George: Beautiful. Well said, Ole.
So with all this exposure to massive fraud and injustice in the world, GK held to his dogma(?) that “justice is glorified revenge.” But what if Justice is the right chamber of the heart of the great Creator with Love being the left chamber? Or what if Justice is the right hand and Love the left hand? What if nothing can endure without Justice and nothing can develop to its potential without Love?

I find this denial of Justice (and Judgment) an incredible and devastating déjà vu — as if I have heard all this before and witnessed pre-mortal friends deny Justice because they bought the notion that Love can exist without Justice.

Could this have been the major contention in the war in Heaven?6 the supposed irreconcilability of Justice and Love in a new world of opposites and opposition? in a high-risk venture of combining immortal spirit with mortal flesh (unrefined, addictive- and decay-prone matter)? in the universal / defining trial of how one will use or abuse perceived power over such matter and over others?

Was not “love” the purported motive for Lucifer's claim that he would “redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost”?7 Was not the expectation / pride of entitlement without comparable experience or development the basis of his claim to God's glory?8

I realize that GK and similar sovereigntists do not believe in scripture or the God of scripture,9 but where is the love and respect for others, if one just moves forward with one's own life (healing and forgiving, which is right), BUT leaving the arsonist, rapist, thief, attempted murderer, extortionist, liar, etc. etc. free to carry on his / her stock-in-trade against others because justice is “glorified revenge”?

Where is the sovereignty in enduring repeated tortures as GK claims he experienced? Where is the reality (sanity?) in saying “thank you” to brutal adversaries for playing “a wonderful role” as if this were all a play (game?) with script readers and (crisis?) actors. Where is the remorse — the sorrow — for having played the psychopathic role in some previous incarnation? Why the pride in having been amongst the best in “playing” a human without conscience?

It is all more déjà vu than I can adequately express.

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1. Footnote 2 at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-hijacking-of-hierarchy.html
2. http://www.superconsciousness.com/topics/knowledge/power-sovereign-spirit
3. https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/super-woo-radio-australia/
4. Part II circa min. 56:20+
5. Part II: circa min. 58.00+
6. New Testament | Revelation 12:7 ~ And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
7. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:1 ~ AND I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.
8. Old Testament | Isaiah 14:12-14 ~ How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!  how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
9. Book of Mormon | Alma 42:15-22 ~ And now, the plan of mercy could not be brought about except an atonement should be made; therefore God himself atoneth for the sins of the world, to bring about the plan of mercy, to appease the demands of justice, that God might be a perfect, just God, and a merciful God also. Now, repentance could not come unto men except there were a punishment, which also was eternal as the life of the soul should be, affixed opposite to the plan of happiness, which was as eternal also as the life of the soul. Now, how could a man repent except he should sin? How could he sin if there was no law? How could there be a law save there was a punishment? Now, there was a punishment affixed, and a just law given, which brought remorse of conscience unto man. Now, if there was no law given—if a man murdered he should die—would he be afraid he would die if he should murder? And also, if there was no law given against sin men would not be afraid to sin. And if there was no law given, if men sinned what could justice do, or mercy either, for they would have no claim upon the creature? But there is a law given, and a punishment affixed, and a repentance granted; which repentance, mercy claimeth; otherwise, justice claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment; if not so, the works of justice would be destroyed, and God would cease to be God.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Echoes from Eden?


More and more we hear of those who recommend the use of psychoactive substances to explore expanded consciousness,1 but could this be like an echo from Eden?
“Here is some of the [natural? processed?] fruit of that tree. It can make you wise. It can expand your awareness. It is delicious to the taste and very desirable for obtaining knowledge and increased consciousness.”
Is the psychedelic option really the siren call of a “shortcut”? as in: let's skip (or speedup) those generally incremental wake-up and growth stages that prepare us for expanded awareness? If wake-up and growth seem to take such a ruddy long time; if they require such persistent learning, relearning; aligning, re-aligning; action and correction, why not just pop a pill — snort, inject, ingest — a substance to blow our minds open to new vistas — new vistas that might hook us into repetitive cravings for (synthetic?) enlightenment.

What if knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and discernment do not come by “eating,” but rather by 1) observing things as they really are? and 2) experiencing the growth and just recompense of right action?

Are we just repeating the déjà vu on déjà vu of trying to use the physics of this world — the flesh (i.e., grosser matter2) component — to shortcut to spiritual experience?3

What if chemically-stimulated (synthetic?) enlightenment is a totally different experience (an illusory psychedelic) from the endowments experienced with non-chemical enlightenment?

What if the search for enlightenment that we initiate here below through manipulation of the physical is not the same as enlightenment initiated from above according to spirit and eternal principles?

What if the unified ground of all being that some experience during “trips” is not a present, undifferentiated state, but an original (recalled / remembered) “state of being,”  and that in our present condition we are progressing through states and stages of differentiation, “transcending and including” all that harmonizes with higher states as we move to those higher states of being and awareness?

What if unified ground is like a stem cell4 that appears like every other embryonic stem cell until some mysterious moment of “choice” or trigger when it begins to differentiate? What if the pre-trigger state is where the sense of unity with all things originates, and is thereafter transcended but included?

What if the unity ahead for evolving souls is as different as the unified body is from the stem cell; and that to conflate past unity with future unity is a fundamental error in perspective and understanding?

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1. Mark Passio On Psychedelics Used For Consciousness Expansion Documentary (Time 3:02:18) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39i-50UFYn4&t=9331s
2. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 131:7-8 ~ There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes; We cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all matter.
3. Though Passio rejects religion and man-made law as corrupting and enslaving, which much of it is because of the nature of the Natural Man to become obsessed with pursuing and protecting power and gain, yet some of Passio's own dogma seems to suffer from absolutes and generalizations that do not accord with observing or understanding the world as it really is or would be under his absolutes; so despite his views, I quote scripture which seems to me to illustrate a better understanding of this world's duality and the purposes of combining spirit and flesh.
New Testament | Romans 8:4-8 ~ That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
New Testament | Galatians 5:16-18 ~ Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
New Testament | Galatians 6:8 ~ For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
New Testament | John 3:6 ~ That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
New Testament | John 6:63 ~ It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_cell

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Few Questions for Anarchists and Sovereigntists*


▪ what should we think of someone who, in their first week of dental school, began signing their name as Dr. or appended D.D. to their name? Would doing so in their third year before graduation be more acceptable? Should there be any rules or tests at all for anyone who considers they have sufficient knowledge, interest, or skill to take up a skilled profession?

▪ when was it ever safe or wise to tell an individual (who has been the alleged victim of a violent act) that s/he has the inalienable right under Natural Law to act as witness, prosecutor, jury, judge, and executioner?1

▪ if one only acknowledges the “I / ME” of a 4-quadrant reality,2 what is the likelihood of true growth in consciousness?

▪ does the whole ever manifest as greater than the sum of its parts? And how is the individual holon to relate to the social holon if the social holon is denied?3

▪ how does order flow from your definition of freedom (i.e., no rules or laws4) when moral / emotional / spiritual / cognitive / social / etc. intelligence runs the gamut from 2-year old tantrums to licentious Crowleys to compassionate Mother Teresas? And if one denies the clear déjà vu on déjà vu demonstration of states, stages, lines, levels, grades, and growth in all nature, including human nature, what does that say about one's state of awareness, internal and external?

▪ if hierarchy, both developmental and corrupted, manifest in almost all we see in this world, what level of consciousness can develop if all hierarchy is lumped together and rejected?5

▪ if the world has endured 70-plus years of global, psychopathic, mind-control experiments on tens-of-thousands of unwitting children and adults; if many accounts mirror patterns of powerful hypnosis and mind-control involving excruciating bouts of torture, abuse, pain, drugging, experimentation, reincarnation memories, alien abduction, and the creation of multiple personalities;6 if most of these accounts come out of power cultures like the military, the CIA, cults, pedophile rings, secret societies / combines, Hollywood, etc.; what should we make of “spiritual guides” who claim to have endured similar bouts of torture, abuse, alien abduction, etc., and survived them to become gurus of truth and advanced, galactic consciousness?7

▪ if there are increasing stages of complexity and differentiation in art, architecture, nature, and so forth, which must be maintained by even-higher orders of complexity to avoid entropy, how sovereign can one claim to be when increased complexity, growth, differentiation, and death are still ahead? Can one say, in honesty: “I am that I am,” or “I am God,” or “I am sovereign” when the reality is (or may be) “I am that I may become”?

▪ if an artist takes of materials already in existence and organizes them into a thing of beauty, can s/he not, in truth, say “I created this work of art”? Should we hold God to a different standard?

▪ what child was ever born into this world without two more-advanced, mediating, integrating elements from a father and a mother? And if life constitutes pre-mortal and post-mortal stages, are there mediators / elements at each stage? Is mediation a pattern? Are higher-order mediators required to help bring others from stage to stage of  increasing “consciousness” and integration?

▪ what is flesh and gross matter but a condition so beset by decay that no creature has ever escaped death nor ever will (despite hopes, plans, mechanizations, experiments, etc) without intervention by some higher order of law or being? And if “transcend and include” is a true principle of growth, enlightenment, and “evolution,” how do we transcend the flesh, yet include it, if there is death without resurrection?8

▪ how do anarchists and sovereigntists expect to handle the myriad psychopaths that history details in déjà vu upon déjà vu?9

▪ if psychopaths and order-followers are subhuman — below even animals — as Mark Passio alleges10 (with no chance of healing or redemption for primary psychopaths?), are we setting ourselves up to justify a holocaust of blame and annihilation because primary and secondary psychopaths will not come to a unity of consciousness? And if numbers matter, what should we do with the “toxic” numbers — the “garbage”11?

▪ could those who assert “As above, so below”; and “As below, so above,” be engaged in many false conflations concerning above / below, dual / non-dual, objective / subjective, obedience, law, freedom, purpose, agency, hierarchy, Law of Attraction, Natural Law,12 etc.?

▪ what would be the effect on agency, soul growth, and consciousness if there really was “The End of All Evil”13 in this world? And are many of man's alleged “truths” but recycled disputations — echoes from before Eden?14

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* As in Mark Passio; George Kavassilas, Cameron Day, et al. Many of their criticisms of our world are valid, but what of their prescriptions? How close do any of us come to knowing the fine-line that is real truth and to recognizing that anything more or less than truth (adding to or taking away) cometh of evil? Do the number of studies that demonstrate how often "seeing, we see not and hearing, we hear not," give us a clue that awareness is a perpetual work in progress subject to distortions? and that forming theories (thinking) about what is real or true might not be sufficient if we refuse to see how such theories have played out in real history and will play out in real life?
1. (the logical conclusion of Mark Passio's contentions per several lectures, particularly about "Natural Law.") But see, New Testament | Matthew 7:3-5 ~ And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
2. Search Ken Wilber or integral theory on YouTube for some explanations.
3. Ken Wilber - individual and social holons (Time 15:12) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RIc94LAQzM
4. (except for Natural Law, as some claim, though many others allege there is no inherent right or wrong to "govern" sovereign souls)
5.  http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/search/label/Hierarchy
6. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/search/label/ChildSacrifice
7. Search YouTube for George Kavassilas interviews
8. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2009/09/suppositions-from-sunday-afternoon.html
9. http://dejavu-times.blogspot.ca/search/label/Psychopathy
10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wecRC5wIBEg&t=8678s ; http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2018/02/echoes-from-history.html
11. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2014/03/natural-or-unnatural.html
12. Passio descriptive: circa min. 10:00 at Mark Passio All Religions Are Garbage, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HuI65AMFNg
13. Book by Jeremy Locke
14. New Testament | Revelation 12:7-9 ~ And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 
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