https://youtu.be/1g7nAPXnc8c Christ in you
Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
ON VIDEO [more links below]
.What is recovery?
.Whose numbers are right?
.Jawbones and fire nozzles
[past posts- verses below]
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/the-great-building-of-god/ 2nd little book I wrote years ago- talks about church- it’s nature- and how leadership functions.
http://www.kristv.com/story/32047655/special-report-preview-are-you-getting-enough-sleep This was the same site that had Lt. Hooper saying ‘C.C. is NOT most corrupt..’.
Me think’s they targeted me with this new ad? [ok- this is a joke]
‘John- give us something constructive’.
Listen to me- over 20 years I saw all the stuff you have seen me blog on.
Because of working with ‘street guys’ for all those years- I had unique insight into all this stuff.
I realized that the main problem was the leadership of the city [Police chief- etc.].
Now- we had a very good chief- Chief Simpson- who sadly died.
Ok- when you saw all the recent turmoil over the comical ‘water boil’ fiasco- you saw how bad leadership lets things slip thru the cracks- so to speak.
Now- when I heard friends say ‘the cop planted Zanax on me- I did 2 years’.
That set me off the wall- as well as all the many stories I’m not aware of [though if I were to guess- the city probably has paid out thousands in settling police abuse cases over the years].
So- when you have a silly ‘water boil crisis’- Silly John?
Yes- if you watch the story- closely- it seems like the environmental oversite of Texas [TECQ?] jumped the gun.
And even the ‘Erin Brokovich’ guy said the same.
We simply had low levels of disinfectant in the water- ok- not good.
But ‘water boil’? a bit much.
That’s more than simply a supervision problem- that’s criminal!
And the thousands of stories I have heard- over the years- I thought ‘I can’t believe they don’t even discipline their officers- when doing this stuff’.
So here’s my constructive advice.
You need to hire another OUTSIDE police chief- we would be lucky to get one as good as Simpson again.
Then- the dept. needs to put in place policies- that when a cop mugs a citizen- and they find out- you don’t go to the victim and say ‘we promise he will never do it again’.
Geez- you at least discipline the cop- in most cities he would get fired- in others he would face criminal charges.
So- that’s my constructive advice- hope it helps.
WHAT DID YOU READ WRONG?
You assumed that I simply had a vendetta- because of past stuff- that I openly talked about- never lied about- and tried to do the right thing.
I never claimed [nor am I claiming it now] that all of that was me ‘being targeted’.
It was after the fact- that I realized certain cops- do indeed do the ‘things’ I heard about for 20 years.
[being followed all over town- cops parking on my street- day and night- tracking my phone 24/7- showing up at AA meetings- trying to run me off the road- etc.]
I realized all the stories I heard for 20 years were true.
And because you hid all the very real ‘cop crimes’ under the rug- we are now at the point where I would be surprised if the Feds do not come in- and deal with it.
PAST POSTS [verses below]
NOTE- As I have been overviewing the book of judges- and hitting on Colossians.
I want you guys to see a common theme.
That in the Old Testament God’s people cried out for deliverance- meaning being ‘saved’ from the oppression of unjust rulers [the other nations that ruled over them at times].
So God raised up deliverers- judges- and the Spirit of God would come upon them- and they ‘judged’.
Many of the famous ‘bible stories’ come from this book- Samson, Gideon, etc.
At the time of the appearing of Christ- God’s people were waiting for the promised Messiah.
In their minds- they were waiting for the next- ‘judge’ or deliverer.
We see this in the prayer of the Virgin Mary [Mary’s Magnificat] as well as in the response to John the Baptists birth.
Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
Luke 1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
Luke 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Luke 1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
Luke 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Luke 1:48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Luke 1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Luke 1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Luke 1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Luke 1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
Luke 1:54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
Luke 1:55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
In Colossians we read of a ‘mystery’- which is Christ in you- the Hope of glory’.
Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Christ is seen as the king of kings- Lord of Lords.
All rule [both in heaven- and on earth] is subject unto him.
So- for 1st century believers- who were under Roman rule- this good news- that the deliverer actually resides in them, had special meaning.
They witnessed Christ stand before Pilate- who said to Jesus ‘I have the power to take your life’.
Yet Jesus responded that Pilate only had the power that the Father permitted him to have.
Then the early followers of Jesus witnessed the ultimate victory-
Rome actually executed him- and he came back!
In their minds- Jesus was indeed unstoppable!
He faced the Roman oppressors [just like Israel faced oppressors in the book of Judges]
And he won!
So- when the great apostle Paul says ‘Christ is in you’.
They too would be able to face any challenge- any ruler- either in heaven or earth- because they had to submit to Christ [who is now in them].
For the first time in Israel’s history- the ‘judge’ would live in them.
Great news indeed.
https://youtu.be/pNQPQXvK3PU The Cross
https://youtu.be/1FiOQ0GVPA0 Fix it
https://youtu.be/Ag22VN7G2IU Hayden case
https://youtu.be/AbKv3FxqiEs Simple man
https://youtu.be/hnGmk0Lr32I Devil went in
http://www.infowars.com/911-audio-the-aborted-fetus-is-still-breathing/ Is it a baby- yes.
http://www.salon.com/2016/05/23/donald_trump_is_going_to_win_this_is_why_hillary_clinton_cant_defeat_what_trump_represents/ Even liberals see it.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/05/24/inmate-gives-bombshell-testimony-in-drew-peterson-murder-for-hire-trial/ I added a few links the last post or 2 on the ex cop who hired someone to kill.
The reason I stuck those links on- was I googled ‘ cops who hired hitmen’.
And was surprised that I couldn’t find any.
Because I know there were some famous stories the last year- on this [G.I. Joe- a cop who tried to have a council woman killed- because she was investigating him]
And of course there are many more.
But in the google search- nothing showed up.
So- this was one that did- and I added the links.
I read a story in the paper- by one of our top military guys- it basically said we would probably ‘lose’ a war against China/Russia- because if ‘they decide’ to go to war [ww3] they would be fighting from their home base- and we would be ‘away from home’.
I wanted to link the article [can’t find it] because he spoke in a way that said there is a real possibility of a ‘ww3’.
This was in the Corpus paper- but the article might have been AP.
It was eye opening because we read these stories- and they seem to go right past us.
Sort of like some officials are saying ‘look- the odds of it happening are better than 50-50’.
The official also said Russia has the option of using Nukes in the local area- because they have never ruled it out.
http://www.infowars.com/can-russia-survive-washingtons-attack/ Interesting- stuff I have been saying for a while
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/chris_hedges_taxpayers_pay_for_primaries_but_dnc_votes_20160524/ Chris is very liberal- but thought you Bernie supporters mike like it
. The Jews had various responses to the empires that ruled over them during various times.
Alexander the Great instituted Hellenization- a sort of cultural compromise over the people he conquered.
They could keep their religious/cultural roots- but would be subservient to Alexander and Greek rule.
Some Jewish people rejected any compromise- we call them the Essenes- they moved out of town- so to speak, and lived in what we refer to as the Qumran community.
This was a few centuries before the time of Christ- and this was where the Dead Seas Scrolls were found in the 20th century.
A Bedouin boy was looking for his goats- threw a rock in a cave right off the Dead Sea- and that’s how we found the scrolls.
The scrolls might have been hidden there by the Essenes-
Now- when my friends asked me about them- I told them that it’s been a while since I read up on any of this- but to the best of my memory the thing that made them significant was the fact that they were very old manuscripts- from the bible- and they backed up what we had had all along.
I did read up this week- and basically had it right.
The earliest Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament we had previously dated back to around 900- 1000 A.D.
These manuscripts went back about 1000 years earlier- and they contained portions from almost every book of the Old testament- and some complete books.
The only book missing was Esther.
So- this was indeed a very significant find for scholars.
But the Scrolls also contain some of the writings from the Essenes themselves- things we never had before- so this too was significant.
There were Jews at the time of the first century who tried to ‘get along’ with Rome- and with the person in charge of their region [one of the sons of Herod the Great at the time of Christ].
These are referred to as Herodian’s in the bible.
Some wanted a revolution to rid Rome from Jerusalem- these were the Zealots [one of Jesus disciples was in this group].
Some thought if they returned to a legalistic obeisance of the law- that this would bring in a deliverer- like the stories we read about in the Old testament- these were the Pharisees.
And some took more of a political compromise- these were the Sadducees.
Eventually a war with Rome would be fought [By the way- Josephus- the famous 1st century historian- fought on the side of the Jews in the war- and after Jerusalem was sacked in A.D. 70- he went to Rome and wrote his great works- thinking he would make a case for the Jewish people with the Romans. This is why we have his works today- which are very valuable to scholars].
NOTE- In time I’ll try and cover how we ‘got our bibles’ [called the Canon- meaning Rule/ Measurement].
Frankly- there is a lot of confusion in the general public about conspiracies [like the Catholic Church had some type of plot to keep certain books out].
Or stories about how the Church taught Mary Magdalene was a prostitute so they could discredit her.
Actually- we read in the gospels that Jesus cast out ‘spirits’ from a woman who was probably living this type of life-
And Jesus had a ministry to the down and out- it is indeed possible that Mary was one of these women-
And if true- it would not demean her in any way-
That’s how this tradition more than likely developed- But- we don’t know for sure.
So a few years back the Church officially said ‘we don’t know’.
VERSES-Judges 15:1 But it came to pass within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her father would not suffer him to go in.
Judges 15:2 And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.
Judges 15:3 And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure.
Judges 15:4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.
Judges 15:5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.
Judges 15:6 Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire.
Judges 15:7 And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.
Judges 15:8 And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.
Judges 15:9 Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.
Judges 15:10 And the men of Judah said, Why are ye come up against us? And they answered, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as he hath done to us.
Judges 15:11 Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us? what is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.
Judges 15:12 And they said unto him, We are come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.
Judges 15:13 And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock.
Judges 15:14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.
Judges 15:15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.
Judges 15:16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
Judges 15:17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramathlehi.
Judges 15:18 And he was sore athirst, and called on the LORD, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?
Judges 15:19 But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.
Judges 15:20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
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