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Friday, June 23, 2017

A possible way to start a godly themed consignment store....

Bridges to Zion - Title of the Store

*****Hire anyone who wants to create items.....well, create items from home as a person is able to turn trash into treasure.  Perfect opportunity for the disabled and others with difficulty in work or low on income to make some cash*******

-Basic household items (kitchen, living-room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, Wall decoration, storage, yard/farm, garage/hardware, outdoors/hunting/camping, other supplies)

-Home-sewn clothing (modest woman's dresses, modest girl's dresses, plain sweat pants, snow clothing, plain head-scarves, knitted socks, knitted winter items, baby clothing, work uniforms)

-Acceptable toys (homemade clean toys, imitation of chores toys, nature study(plants, animals, astronomy, rocks, water, light), godly music study, Montessori learning, History Study, Classic Book study, nature made toys

-Shelving for individual sales items

-Other things may be sold as well: antiques, herb remedies, baking mixes, pantry items

-Never accept: Things that promote alcohol, gambling, pornography or sexual impurity, Sodomite Lifestyles, laziness, greed, political trends, offensive to culture or nation/tribal heritage, excessive patriotic, holidays that are not listed in the bible, cartoon or fad items, depression or psychological thriller, excessive big-pharma dependency, movies or video games (exception is for movies that teach biblical and education themes), religion items that promote terrorism, domestic violence promotion items, items that promote child-marriage, violence and murder, gluttony or eating lots of meats, foods that are excessive processed or sugary, smoking or addiction to drugs.....

-Rewards 1. Consignment 50%.  You give us the items we price and get the items ready to sell.  This is the best way to make easy money on simple recycled objects.
2. Consignment 25%.  You price the item you made, we get 25%.  Items must be homemade.  You put it on the shelf.
3. You get a shelf for selling items.  Any items that qualify as acceptable may be placed on the shelf for Free.  We get 2% of the profits.

-Patterns on how to turn recycled items are available so people can turn their recycling into profit.

Maybe in the near future I will start up a shop like this.

The goal is to promote local people to use their creative skills and create items from close to home, rather than buy cheap stuff that needs to come from far away and is only plastic un-natural items.

Here is a website that would promote designs: http://www.creativejewishmom.com/recycled-cardboard-crafts/ or http://soulemama.bigcartel.com/ or https://www.pinterest.com/angel_65236/milk-jug-plastic-crafts/

Member participant (people decide to work with the store in favor of Godliness goals)

-Godly encouragement
-Biblical studies
-Formal dress codes encouragement
-Give and Receive (sharing, borrowing and combined ownership opportunities among members)
-Discounts with purchases
-Community Fellowship Days

(no major-doctrine decisions given, just basic encouragement)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

His love radiates from Mt. Zion.

When his eyes look at you, instead of hatred for your past, he looks at you with flame of love.

His love is enduring.  It can stand in the test of time.

From Mt. Zion, though I have not visited, his love radiates and cleans the heart from afar, to draw people near to his hands.

His love wants you to dance around Mt. Zion.

Appeal to the people to seek his love which radiates from Mt. Zion.

When a sinner feels his love, instead of scorn and division in the heart, redemption and hymns spring forth.

Please dear people, do study a bible about his love from Mt. Zion.

All abominable sins which people sin by choice as in the case of Sodom and Gommorah are eliminated by his divine love.

Seek such love, how could on not want such appeal to the senses to overcome lies and anger in this world.

Sing unto Zion in a heart of praise to the creator and redeemer of man-kind so he may be kind again.

Dear Media. Stop labeling everyone as Islamophobic.

Dear Media.

It should be no surprise of the origin of the extreme beliefs which fueled the Finsbury Park Massacre terrorist.

Stop labeling people who speak about their suffering under Muslim persecution as being "Islamophobic" and fearful of the poor immigrants from Hondourus.  Such accusation is wrong.  Stop labeling people who love sin-less-Jesus more than sin-full-Muhammed as anti-arab and would never want to speak Arabic.  Such accusation is false as there are many Arab speaking Christians in Israel.  Stop labeling people who are concerned and do not want to help the suffering Muslims in Syria as Islamophobic.  People do want to help other people, they want to make sure they won't get attacked in return.  Even Jesus knew whom he could and couldn't help.  So vetting is necessary.

It creates a discord and division and hatred towards actual Arab-middle-eastern people.  It creates a hatred towards women who wear head-scarves.  It creates a hatred towards people who fast.  It creates a hatred towards people who are simply Jewish and want to follow the biblical seven feasts and don't care for Christmas trees.  It creates a phobia in woman towards childbearing and being a housewife.  It also falsely associates people who practice polygny, patriarchy and bearded men as being abusive.  It also creates a fear of people who are poor in the middle east who use a branch from a tree to sweep their mud-floors.

So stop censoring people who speak about the problems of "jihad."  Stop censoring the people who speak about the problems of "child marriage" and "child-slavery" by Muslim employees.  Stop censoring people who speak about the problems of christian churches getting burned in Pakistan.

Is a poet who writes a poem expressing dislike about Muhammad and Jihad needful of sitting in a prison and getting multiple whippings?  Is a gospel preaching man who expresses a love for Jesus and his sin-lessness, needful of getting his children taken away and raped?

Be real folks.  The world needs truth.  Not Fake Media.

Think about the biblical story of Joseph before you act on behalf against someone who is telling the truth about his or her suffering.  The truth is needed in this world. Hatred is hatred. Stop labeling hate with a gift of love.....when it is actually hatred of the truth.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Eastern or Western. The bible is truth....but can it work for all?

Eastern or Western.  Is the Holy Bible only for Western Thinkers or is it for Eastern Thinkers too?

1. When can people remember Purim?
a. In the month of Abib.
b. They should forget about Purim.
c. When ever they feel like it.
d. In the month of Adar.

2. How many people did the Good Samaritain rescue?
a. 3
b. No one because he was not Jewish.
c. 2 people cought in Sodom and Gomorrah.
d. 1 person of a different nationality.

3. The followers of Jesus fasted....
a. never.
b. foutry days along with Jesus.
c. a multitude fasted 3 days and then he fed them so they would not faint
d. the disciples fasted often.

4. Respect is neccesary towards....
a. only the followers of Jesus.
b. only the people in a certain denomination.
c. Hindu's, Buddist's and Arab's who reject Muhammed only.
d. Jew's and Gentiles alike including Muslims, Atheists, Secular Jewish, people with Sodomite issues, Widows, Orphans, Veterans, poor, those of another type of Christian faith and more.

5. Where did the Holy Spirit come to the 120 people in Acts? (2 are true)
a. They were in the upper room
b. They voted for a new member in the upper room to replace Judas among 120 people.
c. The place was not listed, but it was Pentecost (feast of weeks) so it was at the Temple Mount.  The number of people unknown.
d. Randomly when ever the people look towards Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia and do good works then the people feel the Holy Spirit.

6. Are women encouraged to bear children if they are Christian?
a. No, that is just an old way of bringing children in the world.
b. Yes, women should bear children and guide the house.
c. No, women should divorce husband and evangelize so she doesn't bear the burden of raising children.
d. Yes, women should divorce men and find men who want her to have as many children as possible.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Enhance spiritual exercise......

Evidence is there.....when you walk, you are gasping for breath.  Such lack of exercise is evident.  The symptoms are there.

Same too with spirituality.  When you go about your daily life, such lack of exercising of faith is evident.

Most people think that ONLY physical exercise is important for health....but the reality is that SPIRITUAL EXERCISE is a part of life and is important to develop (think of the relationship abuse problems that happen and the nasty stuff that shows up in the news from time to time). Without spiritual exercise, tribes fail in development and proper care for humanity according to God's desire for humanity and nature.

What are symptoms of lack in spiritual development?

-No Empathy
-Dislike of a nation or group of people
-Ignoring friends
-Relationships in disrepair
-Breaking one of God's commandments and laws.
-Not knowing when the biblical holiday's are celebrated.
-Lack of biblical knowledge
-Hiding behind the curtain, when it comes to "bed-room" issues, including not wanting children.
-Mocking the poor/disabled/disadvantaged
-addictions to gambling, alcohol, eating disorders, mood disorders etc etc.

Etc etc.

The diagnosis can be made by a. read through psalms and proverbs and identify character flaws in self not in others b.  read through the biblical laws and see if you are disobeying any of them (including the lack of Holiday respect) especially paying attention to how the people should care for the poor c. Go through a bible quiz and see if you are unknowledgable in some area d. see if there are any poor in your local area, within walking distance whom you have ignored. etc etc.

How to bring spirituality back up to par:

Like running, start out slowly.

-Start with 15 minutes a day......grow into 40 minutes to an hour or more of spiritual development.

-Give yourself about 12-20 weeks to get in the good habit of spiritual development.

Week 1: 2 minutes /1 minute of activity: 2 minutes (bible study/verse memorization), 1 minute (prayer and reflection).  Do this for at least a total of 15 minutes in one day.  Back and forth within one 15 minute span of time or scattered throughout the day.
Week 2: 1 1/2 minutes /1 1/2 minute of activity: 1 1/2 minutes (bible study/verse memorization), 1 1/2 minute (prayer and reflection).  Do this for at least a total of 15 minutes in one day.  Back and forth within one 15 minute span of time or scattered throughout the day.
Week 3: 1 minutes /2 minute of activity: 2 minutes (bible study/verse memorization/ prayer and reflection), 1 minute (prayer and reflection).  Do this for at least a total of 15 minutes in one day.  Back and forth within one 15 minute span of time or scattered throughout the day.
Week 4: 1 min (*prayer and reflection) 2 min (**bible study/verse memorizationn/prayer ad relfection): 20 minutes
Week 5: 1 min(*like week 4) 3 min (**like week 4): 20 minutes
Week 6: 1 min(*) 4 min(**): 20 minutes
Week 7: 1 min (*)4 min(**): 30 minutes (continue pattern)
Week 8: 1 min 4 min: 30 minutes focus on verse memorization and ability to teach children and others about gospel
Week 9: 1 min 5 min: 30 minutes
Week 10: 1 min 5 min: 35 minutes
Week 11: 1 min 10 min: 35 minutes
Week 12: 1 min 10 min: 40 minutes
Week 13: 1 min 10 min: 45 minutes focus on bible study skills and understanding of entire bible as it relates to Moses and the law
Week 14: 2 min 10 min: 45 minutes focus on bible study skills and prayer for people who don't follow bible truths
Week 15: 2 min 10 min: 50 minutes
Week 16: 2 min 10 min: 55 minutes
Week 17: 2 min 10 min: 55 minutes focus on ways you may serve others and encouragement towards others to join in prayer and hymn singing (without need for technology)
Week 18: 2 min 10 min: 55 minutes focus on overcoming deceptions and prejudices in self (judge not and judge righteous judgment), what can you subtract from your life?  What can you add into your life?  What can you divide or multiply in your life?
Week 19: 2 min 10 min: 60 minutes focus on practicing what God wants you to do.  Could it be fasting?  Do you as woman need to submit to husband? Do you need to share gospel in areas with perversion or persecution?
Week 20: 2 min 10 min: 60 minutes and more..... keep going in spiritual development.  5 times a day it is possible to study if study by section of the bible (psalms/proverbs in the morning, law (torah 600 + laws as well) in fore-noon, old-testament and prophets in after-noon, gospel before supper, New Testament (acts to Rev) in the evening).

Use this resource to help guide through the bible: http://raggedycottagegarden.blogspot.com/2016/01/101-ways-to-read-and-study-your-kjv.html

Use this resource as a way to develop greater understanding of the bible in bases of time: http://raggedycottagegarden.blogspot.com/2014/12/qumran-calendar-template.html

Develop these skills based on understanding of astronomy (times and seasons) or as a basis of when you are able to develop spiritual understanding.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Should Christians use "Muslims" as doctors?

Well, once upon a time, white man showed up on Native American land.

Medicine man was a reliable resource in the Native American culture.

His spirituality and healing powers came to the whole tribe as a means to rid the body of its infirmities.

Are medicine men still around?

Yes.  Any man who decides to do medical things by spiritual means becomes a medical person.  The creator himself calls men by this mechanism of healing power.

Do the Native Americans follow a bible for their culture?  No, not really, but many do believe in Jesus as saviour, though some do not.  When they believe in JEsus as saviour they CAN incorporate supernatural healing like and with Jesus into healing power.

So do people run to the "Medicine Man" to get healing if they are not Native American?  No, they do not.  They assume that the medical system is flawless but Medicine Man could never "cure" that disease.  Well, they are actually wrong.  Medicine Men know how to cure more diseases than the medical system because they rely on supernatural spiritual forces.

Should a Christian run to a Muslim healthcare worker to get healing?  It is the same as saying should a Christian run to Buddhism or Humanism to get spiritual healing.  There is "nothing" fulfilling in Buddhism and there is "nothing" fulfilling in Humanism.  They are a "machine" if you will, not a force of unconditional love.

When you go to a healthcare clinic, you are giving the healthcare worker "money."  Medicine Men never asked for money.....simply respect for the tribe and culture.  The bible itself even declares how to manage money and whom to "trust" with it.  The path of money use is described in Psalm 35.  The chapter states: "11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:"  Is the money that a healthcare worker uses from their career going to support terrorism?  What about abortion which is destroying beating-heart and not true about value of family life?  What about anti-semetism?  What about building a wall/road/something big on indigenous person's land?

1. Ask the healthcare worker(s) their religion preference, particularly if you are planing to do something major with the money, even if that money is coming from "state-funded" sources.

2. Ask them if they ever read about a "sin free" man named Jesus who was born of a virgin and died for their sin.

3. If their response is in "anger" like that NEEEEEED to heal you or they will "loose their job," then you should NOT use them as a healthcare provider.  They will never understand how Jesus heals internally and externally from the wickedness in heart and gives power to overcome even sickness and disease.

4. If their response is in "kindness" and there is a serious medical need where severe bleeding is occurring or other issue, then it is "possible" in that particular moment to use the MUSLIM doctor or healthcare worker, but the same would apply to any healthcare worker who seems wishy-washy towards Christian beliefs.  You will need to pray about how to respond towards God and man in those situations, as God is the one who knows all and sees all.....even wickedness in health-care worker's minds.

5. Do not commit the act of not wanting Arab doctor or a doctor from India with a dot between the eye, simply because of their nationality.  That would be a type of discrimination on the patient's part.  Even acts of discrimination against Jewish people could be an issue, if one is not careful.  But the question number "2 and 3" should be asked and double checked before using the doctor as a "major" resource in healthcare needs.

6. So if a woman walks in the door of a patient's room and she wears a headscarf.....she could either be following the Catholic belief as a nun, she could be following the Mennonite Belief, she could be following the Hinduism belief, she could be following the First-Century-Christian belief, or she could simply be a Messianic Jewish person.  A woman wearing braids and a colorful bandana of sorts may simply decide to practice "man-made medicine" rather than Native Natural Medicine for a while.  If that woman walks in the door and wears a "hijab" and she promotes and encourages FGM, for obvious reasons, NEVER use such a woman as a doctor at any given time.  Humanity does not need deception, it needs truth.

So there you go, healthcare is actually simple.  BUT it requires wisdom to know what to do, when wickedness tries to invade spiritual realms.

For further information about religion issues http://raggedycottagegarden.blogspot.com/2017/04/surprising-similaritydifferences.html

Note: Please do research and LEARN how to do emergency care for you, and other loved ones.  It COULD save your life or your loved ones life.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Should Christian WOMAN teach men?

I am a woman.  I KNOW that I know some things that some men don't know.  I KNOW that I am more intelligent than some men in some areas of dealing with life.....whether it be how to read and write or how to solve a rub-ix cube.  Never the less, there are cases where teaching "men" is not right thing to do.

This is in the matter of spiritual development.  I know I need to understand what submission means from time to time......but it means what it means, doing what is good in the light of the LORD.  It is not in the light of intelligence.  Intelligence is fickle, unstable and has no moral compass.

There are both good and bad women described in the bible.  So to assume that all liberal women are good, is not truth.  To assume that all conservative women are good, is not truth.  Political services, especially when established by women, have a tendency to share a cult-like trend.....rather than empirical all encompassing truth.

Listen to the following teachings:


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Should saved Christian's Fast?


- As a natural method of learning self-control, yes fasting can and should be practiced.  Some have even fasted twice in a week historically and in modern times.
-To help gain understanding and empathy towards those who suffer famine in this world
-As a healing method.  Allowing the body to rest from digestion.  The time will come where the body temple which we use will no longer be needed as a digestive function.
-To pray over those in bondage to sin and those who do not listen to warnings.  Jesus mentioned that a demon possesed would not listen so he mentioned to fast and pray.
-To reserve money for others.  Save money for others who suffer so they can rebuild their life.  Refuse a few meals and instead use the money for others who are suffering for the word and the gospel.
-To check your spiritual condition.  If you fast and have anger towards others, especially those close to you, then there is something out of tune in spiritual life.  JEsus resisted temptations.
-Yes, if it helps to build and save money for a local church community building project or ministry needs.
-As a way to be "in the wilderness" and simply listen to the words of scripture.  The people who wanted to hear Jesus teach, went three days without food before JEsus turned loaves and fishes into enough to feed many. Matt 15:32


-As a element of pride in religion or a routine that must be enforced.
-To suffer for the causes of evil such as terrorism
-To look as if one is suffering by fasting.  Jesus mentioned not to do this.
-Not for those who still have major eating disorders and feel as if only being a certain weight leads to good life.
-Not as a method of weight loss.
-If you don't want to check your spiritual conditionn with the bible first.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Do Christians need to "Buy" a marriage license?

This is the question.

The state system does not recognize marriage the way Abe and Sarah determined God defined their marriage.  They did not buy a marriage license.

Render unto Caesar the things which are Cesar.  Marriage is NOT Ceasar's.

I have heard of Christians who do not get marriage license.  1. They are in severe persecution country.  2. They see no need to pay Ceasar extra money.  3. They believe in covenant marriages (meaning a marriage lasts for life even in separation) 4. The people are under slave conditions and forced to marry 5. The people are under slave conditions and they simply have a broom stick wedding (nothing is signed only witnesses attend).

All that would be needed to pay the state system is the name change.  A termination of a marriage would only need a cheaper "name change" rather than expensive divorce routines.

The state does not define marriage the way the bible defines marriage.

However, the bible DOES define that a marriage does not make a person good.  Ahab and Jezabel were married, but they were wicked people.

How to define and live a life of marriage?

1. Regular commitment to bible study.

2. Regular prayer for spouse.

3. Regular acts of doing good towards God's people.

4. Regular acts of doing good towards one's spouse.

Those are things that define a marriage.  Plain and simple.  A wedding ring does not make a marriage work.  A "certificate" doesn't make a marriage.  A special dress does not make a marriage.

What makes a marriage?

God's word and people's willingness to listen to it.

So when a person says they are "Christian" and they support destroying polygyny or patriarchy or anything that the bible doesn't forbid, then they are not truly "Christian" they are statists who support the rules and laws of the state, they do not support the rules and laws of the bible.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Is the "American Gospel" the true Gospel?

-If the message given, is to repent, turn from sin and to live in freedom apart from sin.
-Focus is on the word, not on the preservation of religion or denomination.
-Serve others including one's enemies.
-Pray for the lost
-Assemble together
-Work diligently
-For some obedience to the law is "good" and is joy filled. (not legalistic)
-Fasting and healthy food choices bring blessing.
-Give the gospel to the world.
-Brotherly Sisterly love, Husband cherish wives, Wives love husband.

-Live as you wish.
-Never skip a meal.
-Dress as you want.
-Mingle with whom ever you want in whatever way you want.
-Dress as you want.
-Tell lies.  Support liars including those in professional positions.
-Seek ungodly counsel
-evangelize to get more church members
-Worship the pastor
-Drop children off at xyz
-Skip assembly
-Use and abuse govt'
-Love people's sin more than God's word
-Treat fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters with mockery and scorn (even the movements that strengthen such ties and roles).
-Legalistic towards their approach to the Bible.  Without unconditional love.

If there is a group or individual that fits into the bottom, then they are not true followers of Christ, they are self-driven.  They are following the "American Gospel" that is not the gospel.

If there is a group or individual that fits into the top list, then they are closer to the leading of the word, and followers of Jesus. They are following the "American Gospel" that is the gospel.

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