So having been on Twitter for two and a half years…. original main intent was to build a following or a base to release a book…. about which I have more than enough material for probably five or six books, but I haven’t been able to work out the format ( transfer from blog to book has many difficulties) but hopefully I will… eventually.
So after two and a half years I have I reached 4260 followers… really cared about it at first… tried to play by the rules… but the rules keep changing, and I don’t like being pushed around by the likes of Jack and the whole Twitter platform… So I’ll shorten this up… by saying my biggest problem is, that freedom of speech is a dying commodity in this country… people in power and those wanting power cannot stand to hear two sides of a story, for fear that they will lose their power…. I will not be part of it anymore… there are other ways to skin a cat.
I fully understand good and evil is taking place in this world and the fight for power and dominance, the fight to own and rule the masses is a loose demon manifesting in the spiritual and physical realm… most everything we touch as human beings turns to crap… why is that?… I think we all know so I won’t elaborate on it…
Let Freedom Ring…. but it will have to ring somewhere else because it doesn’t on Twitter…Twitter and Jack are losers… because they don’t understand the basic human need for free speech… their greed is their God… the Pelosi’s, the Schumer’s, the Schiffs… are the lowest form of life form, but yet the likes of Jack & ‘Twatter’ support them wholeheartedly and without question because of agendas…..Bye bye… who needs ya?
Comments… questions… observations… life experiences.
This is all going somewhere, but I just don’t know where right now… let’s push off from the shore.
As far as I know, none of us made a decision to come into this life… none of us picked earth as our home… not that there might have been other homes… and not that we might have lived in another earth age, in a form quite different from this flesh and blood form we now live in… but it’s possible… Reference Jeremiah 1: 5….( “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.)…. so the question must immediately be asked does this apply to Jeremiah only…or to every human being that has ever lived?…[and if it does apply to Jeremiah only, we must ask why] I don’t know and can’t say for sure, but it is interesting…. we see through a glass darkly….Note: A possible answer to God saying that before He formed Jeremiah in the womb He knew him.. is that, it is possible that righteousness and justification was accounted to Jeremiah because he was not part of the 1/3 that rebelled against God in the Revelation 12 rebellion… making him eligible to be a prophet in this age ( compare that to righteousness and justification being given to us humans through belief in Christ in this earth age)… also continuing this line of thought many of us may have been part of the rebellion (remember this rebellion occurred in the first earth age..refer to 2nd Peter chapter 3, where all three earth ages are discussed…. we are currently in the second earth age, the third earth age will be the Millenium, at the second coming of Christ…. so many of us may be living in this flesh blood and bone existence to find out who we will truly worship[God or Satan]… having possibly been part of the 1/3 that rebelled against God in the first earth age, and now in this second earth age we are given another chance…. a last chance…. because God is not willing that any should perish.
So considering all this…. which I must admit is a real head trip… however I can remember being a very young man 17 or 18 years old… hanging out with my friends walking the streets, and we found ourselves asking ourselves….WHY ARE WE HERE?… why on this rock spinning through space… billions of people coming and going through the ages and for what purpose?
And why is this life sometimes such a heavy load? so many things to consider, so many choices to make… we find ourselves, smack dab in the middle of an ongoing struggle between Good and Evil… again we had no choice in this matter, but here we are with no choice but to deal with it…
Then we have the Bible, the Koran.. Judeo-Christianity…. Messianic Jews, Orthodox Jews, Born-again believers, Hindus, Muslims, and the rest, all claiming to know the way to heaven and God… why is what we believe so important? why can’t life be simpler… we live we die… if there is an eternity we think in our natural minds we should automatically be in heaven…. after all we are trying our best… and we are pretty good… then we learned that ‘that’s’ not the criteria to get into heaven… and it’s not based on some scales where the good and the bad we have done are weighed out… it’s more complicated yet simpler than that…. simpler in the sense that it’s about receiving a free gift according to God… the gift of his sons sacrificial death on the cross to make everything right, and reconcile us to God the Father, because of what happened in the Garden of Eden and our fallen state, which brought our main enemy which is death upon us…
So for me, after dealing with all this throughout my life… I have come to the conclusion that I have to make a decision… do I trust God and his plan?…. and to be honest with you I haven’t found a better explanation…. I also have found only one that overcame the grave, paid the sin penalty… (making God the Father happy) & allowing me to live vicariously through His life.. THE WAY….Jesus Christ…. you might have to read this several times…. Sincerely, Frank Payton… visit my other works at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog…copyright Frank Payton…
The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here; but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living,rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth… written around 1863 but sounds like today.. where have you gone Abraham Lincoln? our nation turns its lonely eyes to you..
[ Above is the last half of the Gettysburg Address]… fromthe great Abraham Lincoln….Comments: It can be clearly understood that anyone of a Communist or Radical Jihadist mindset, would not want their enemies to be educated in the basic foundation and history of their great country, in this case the citizens/students of these United States… we kicked God out of the schools in the 60s ( who do you think may I ask replaced God?) we legalized abortion in the 70s, (60 million and counting) our hair was too long in the 80s… we had Pearl Jam in the 90s…. rap music is still with us… now we’re living with the results of the above actions and half of our Congress and part of our Senate trying to destroy the very foundation of this country, so as some of us look in the mirror… we see who is responsible… us… we need repentance, revival & restoration… Sincerely, Frank Payton…. visit me at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog
Let’s see how shall I begin?… this is a post, a message, a letter if you will, to all, who in these troubled times, may be searching for truth and to know the One True God…
I don’t have all the answers, no human being does…. if someone claims that they do, stay away from them. What I do have is, that I can share with you what I have learned since accepting the Lord in the Spring of 1981…
OK…. buckle your seatbelts… first things first… you can read every book ever written, you can search with your ‘natural’ mind until you are blue in the face, die, and are buried in the ground…. but unless the Holy Spirit reveals to you who Jesus Christ is… there is no way you can know Him… Scripture says that God’s sheep hear His voice… also there has to be a genuine sincerity in your search, God says to seek and you shall find… Recommended prayer before you begin your search: Dear God… if You are who Your Word says You are, and who You say you are, please reveal Yourself to me, so that I can know You beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Once God has revealed Himself to you and the truth about Jesus, you will know that you know… and nothing or no one will be able to take it from you…. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
Also, in your search you will find that Satan has a counterfeit for everything that God stands for… coming at you in the form of religion… and many other forms of deception… you will learn that God comes with ‘The Spirit Of Life’… and Satan comes with ‘the spirit of death.’
So, to the person trying to get out of the woods… from experience here is ‘some’ of what I would recommend… read JOHN CHAPTER 1… in its entirety.
READ…THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS BY C.S. LEWIS… this book will provide the most outstanding way of understanding how the devil attacks human beings…. check out ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ later on in your walk… also by C.S. Lewis
READ THE PILGRIMS PROGRESS…BY JOHN BUNYAN… can be a bit of a challenge as there is Old English, but if you can make it through the book it will be a real blessing, one of the best books I’ve ever read.
Having done some of this introductory reading you might be ready for some deeper water… if you feel like you are… read everything that you can by Jonathan Cahn… maybe start with HARBINGER…. then Paradigm…then THE ORACLE: THE JUBILEAN MYSTERIES UNVEILED…. if this book alone doesn’t get you out of the woods I don’t know what will, other than God’s Word.
So there you have a bit of my witness and my life experience… I’ll tell you a quick story that might motivate you… At my first prayer meeting in the spring of 1981 at Potomac Baptist Church in Sterling Virginia… (mind you I was a new Christian and I didn’t know Sugar from Shinola, other than that I had faith.)….. anyway the prayer meeting began, five or six of us at a table,as the rooms were petitioned off in the basement of the church… the leader said that we could pray out loud or pray silently… I can’t remember exactly if I prayed silently or out loud… however it felt as if oil at hit me on the top of my head, or as if a handkerchief had been dropped over me… something I had never experienced before… after a minute or so it lifted… I quickly asked others at the table if they felt the same thing I did, and they responded… yes that was the spirit and presence of God… I sat there like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming 18-wheeler.
Way led on to way, and day led on to day, and I quickly learned that God had given me a gift on that night…. a gift apart from the manifestation of His Spirit/ Presence… I had been given the gift of evangelism or witnessing… I have never forgotten that night… this is my witness to all of you seekers….. Sincerely, Frank Payton…. visit my blog at littleraventhepoet.blog…or Twitter @ FrankPayton13…
One of these days my heart will stop… on the ground my body will flop… my spirit will float up, or my spirit will drift down… I will hear the most heavenly or the devilish of sounds… loved ones will draw close or demons will cheer… hello old boy.. glad you are here!
One soon coming day eternity will begin... will I dwell in mansions of glory… or forever melt in my sin?
Will Christ’s righteousness capture me on Chariots of Fire… or will the ancient serpent wrestle me to the mirky mire?
Will I ever walk the streets of gold… or will I burn in hell.. my story untold?… will I find the still waters, of which I’ve heard.. or be shot down like a common bird?
One thing is for sure, one day my eyes will close… no more touching with my hands, or smelling with my nose.. no more hearing with ears or singing of songs.. in heaven or hell I will find where I belong.