I AM that I AM

The sacred name of God….YHWH…pronounced ‘YAHVEH’…. In its pronunciation… seems to have an American Indian ‘ring’ to it… Sounds like an Indian name to me… Of course it is way much more than that… As we will see…

I Am that I Am…. Is the common English translation of the Hebrew phrase….’enyeh aser enyeh’…can be…”I am who I am”…also…” I will become what I will become”…& “I will be what I will be”

Also…” I will create whatever I create”…& ” I am the existing one”….in other words…I WAS…I AMI WILL BE…

Well folks have you ever heard another entity / wanna be God describe his or her self in this manner?…. Can we possibly fathom what God means in making this statement?…. I believe that God is more wonderful than we could ever imagine in 1000 lifetimes…. The things we will learn in the Millennium, or the 1000 year reign of Christ will get us straightened out alright… then we can have a full appreciation of who our God is…. and just what He has done for us… He The Giver of life… Have we gotten so foolish, especially in our politics and our lifestyles, to believe we have outgrown the need for God…. Wake up…. Look up… your salvation is near…littleraventhepoet.blog…Sincerely, Frank Payton.

ARE YOU READY?

Are you ready to rise above the only home that you’ve ever known or been allowed to remember?…. That is your existence in this flesh blood and bone ‘tent’… In earthly terms it is a tent… In spiritual terms though, it is a bit more than flesh, God calls it a ‘Temple’….

Without being disrespectful…IMHO… This flesh blood and bone existence is a lower form of life as compared to spiritual entities… I believe it is a lower form in one sense that, it is a housing for an eternal spirit… As we are made in the image of God Who, is an Eternal Spirit… This life a temporary testing ground… A big test if you will… that has very important eternal consequences….

So… If we are able to rise above ourselves and accept God’s plan which has been put forth in his written ‘Word’… The Bible…. If we are able to understand and accept our recovering…our redemption… Then we will be found understanding and worthy of further life… with God… If we are “now” part of those that have rebelled and are rebelling we will have to suffer the eternal consequences… Mind you I did not make the rules but God did… Take it up with Him… I’m just the messenger… Also all of you naysayers out there, do not try to bring God down to your level, and understand him with your natural mind… you will look like a fool… Don’t be a fool… God is extending his long arm but you must extend your hand…

Are you ready for the new existence, to new being, traveling at the speed of light, in your new resurrected body… Having understood your purpose on mother Earth… and God’s design on placing you on this Earth… That is to prepare you for something higher… You have to ask yourself if you can’t handle this existence, how can use handle something more powerful?… “To whom much is given… much is required.”….ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHANGE…THE PROPHECIED TWINKLING OF AN EYE?….AND THE END OF THIS DETOUR BROUGHT ON BY OUR BEING COMPLICIT WITH THE SATAN…THE GLISTENING SERPENT….WHAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING IN THESE TIMES IS VERY DIRECTLY SIMILAR AND RELATED TO THE REBELLION OF REVELATION 12… in the previous Earth age…. Again I must shout it from the rooftops… study 2nd Peter 3…littleraventhepoet.blog…Sincerely, Frank Payton…

A LOVELY FRIEND…

TIME VS ETERNITY

OR Time Compared To Eternity…

A deeper, possibly different CONSIDERATION OF TIME, SPACE, & ETERNITY…

Of course… Most of us have thought deeper about time, space and eternity, but I wonder to what extent… I have always found this saying by God very peculiar…”A Day is as a 1000 years and a 1000 years as a day”.. To me I think this means with God everything is eternally ‘NOW’… How wonderful it must be to escape the stranglehold of time…IMHO…

Let’s have an interesting look… What is the ‘unit of measure’ HOW LONG IS ‘one day’ measured against ETERNITY?…. And how much difference, if any, in LENGTH, would ’10 million years’ be…measured against ETERNITY?]….as you might have guessed… The whole point is eternity can and has been viewed as A “TIMELESS REALM”… ..Eternity has been viewed and described as “Never Ending Time”… ‘without beginning or end’…but nevertheless time as we normally think of it… with duration and succession from the past towards the future.

So where are we going with all this?… Let’s look at one more comparison that has always helped me understand this whole time / eternity concept better…

Let’s delve into the area of photography… in particular, FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY… Why Flash Photography, you might be asking?… Well please, let me explain

Someone compared the length of a ‘Flash’ on a camera… (Which can be different fractions of time, but let’s just say… 1/4 of a second)… Someone very brilliant has said that the creation of time and space, the earth, human history, the world and the universe (BY GOD) as we know it… comparing “all that time” TO ETERNITY….is like the FLASH OF A CAMERA…that is ‘The duration of that Flash’ to eternity…or all of recorded history… the creation and existence of earth, and the known universe, is but 1/4 of a second, compared to eternity… Now get your mind around THAT.

Disputing this by anyone is welcome…. Come-all-ye naysayers…littleraventhepoet.blog….Sincerely, Frank Payton…

Open up THE DOORS OF YOUR PERCEPTION…

ENTRANCE DOOR

Welcome to the power, the rhythm of RUMI…comment by me.

How lover and beloved touch Is familiar and courteous, but there is a strange impulse in that to create a form that will dissolve all other shapes. Remember The entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. We watch a sunlight dust dance, and we try to be that lively, but nobody knows what music those particles hear. Each of us has a secret companion musician to dance to. Unique rhythmic play, a motion in the street we alone know and hear. Shams is a king of kings like Mahmud, But there’s not another pearl-crushing dervish Ayaz like me.

Comments: Rumi gives a keen insight into what it is like for a poet to attempt poetry… To see, hear, think, smell, and touch differently… Not necessarily ‘better’ just different and unique…littleraventhepoet.blog….Sincerely, Frank Payton…Hats off to Sang…

THE LONG SLEEP?

Although I love life very much, I can honestly say that I’m looking forward to the long sleep… Keep in mind when I say the ‘long sleep’ I’m referring to leaving this life and going into another dimension ( How much ‘time’ will expire between states no one can know, or if time is even a factor anymore*)… Some would call it death… Others would call it death and a new beginning… Some again would call it the ‘total end’. I think that all would probably hope for ‘peace ( yet I’m sure there are those who would not mind eternal separation from God, and would rather spend all of eternity with Satan)… or eternal rest’… the hope for a new beginning without the curse of death, and all of the things that go with this fallen state we are currently in…

There are many comments that can be made about death and crossing over… many scriptures to consider, many things that many people of differing religions believe in about death and the hereafter…ie: CONCERNING DEATH…”Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”[ THIS IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE, but to me, limited information]…& the story of ‘THE RICH MAN AND LAZURUS.’…Luke 16… Which tells the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, both men dying and going to Paradise… Lazarus going to Abraham’s bosom…( The good side of paradise, for the saved) and the Rich Man going to a type of holding place (the other side of paradise for unbelievers)… where…( As the story tells) the unbeliever ie: (The Rich Man) is…& also is in a resurrected body but awaiting judgment which will come at the end of the 1000 year reign of Christ… referred to in The Bible as the Great White Throne Judgment… Notice that the rich man has consciousness and is aware of where he is, and begs for an opportunity to go back and tell his family and friends to repent, so that they do not end up in the same place as he is… but it is not allowed ( & Remember the two sides of paradise have a great Gulf in between that cannot be crossed over… back-and-forth).. Read the story in its entirety for yourself…very revealing as an example of what happens to both believers and unbelievers at death…these are not my words… but God’s…Luke 16…

So… With all of this in mind we get back to the…”Long Sleep”…. If we can call it that at all…. What I mean is go back to before you were born, before you had awareness in this life… and what do you see? I see nothing… Now wait a minute…. Could this be by design?… As far as we can tell we were in a ‘long sleep’ before we appeared in this life on this earth…or were we alive in some form or sense prior to experiencing this life ( Ref: Jeremiah 1: 5) , yet having the memory of it erased by God… for some purpose unknown to us?.. As we may have been involved in decisions that happened during the 1st Earth Age… read Revelation 12… about THE REBELLION…and think about what I’m suggesting… ie: ( we existed before ( as spiritual beings)… were on the wrong side in the rebellion against God… But God not wanting to destroy us…put our souls in a flesh and blood body to make decisions about who we will serve FINALLY, God or Satan) in ‘this’ age ( from approximately 4003 B.C. until ?) the 2nd Earth age to prepare us for the 3rd Earth age… in 2nd Peter 3… Peter talks of the 3 Earth ages…read carefully or you might miss the 3 ages…THIS IS CRUCIAL…

I remember telling my father when he died that he would close his eyes on this side and open them on the other…. That might have been revelation knowledge… And he probably doesn’t have a memory of how long his eyes were closed, (ASLEEP) he just knows that he opened them… Just as we did when we were born into this world…. I know that’s a lot to digest but I want you to think about it…. You might need to read this post more than once…littleraventhepoet.blog…. Frank Payton..

A Mystery

The mystery of what really is inside a human being… Being honest, I know having lived 65 years on this earth; If put in the right situation, and pressure of circumstances… I could very well kill another human being… And if I felt justified in doing it, I’m sure I could feel a certain amount of satisfaction approaching even pleasure. (Having said this, I’ve never killed anyone, thank God.)

So… Again having lived 65 years on this earth, I know that I could probably preach the gospel, conduct a sermon, as well or better than the next man… So here in lies a mystery, how do we determine what is really in a man?.. Each man’s life proves it out I guess… Still I don’t believe any one particular man can truly be known… not really.

I also know that had I not been my own worst enemy through most of my life… and had more confidence in myself, I probably could have been tremendously successful.

Maybe I will be tremendously successful before I die, but I seriously doubt it, I just don’t think mediocrity sells or accomplishes very much… I also have a general belief that monetary success or success that comes from being famous in some form, is not a true measure of a man, but it certainly is a measure… Perhaps at least, not the most important measure.

So I pose a question… Can anyone ever be fully known?… And is it even necessary?… Would it even be good to know someone fully?… Me thinks….probably not…littleraventhepoet.blog..Frank Payton.

WOOD HAY AND STUBBLE

Seems my life is nothing but wood hay and stubble… maybe God can sift my soul in this wheelbarrow of burning rubble.

Everything that is for me is against me… Upon the rocks my ship is dashed.. waves they swell to devour me, my throat feels spiritually slashed….

Perhaps when God’s consuming fire is finished with me… Maybe some traces of silver and gold… I’m sure I’ll be waist deep in ashes… My failures plain and bold…

Nothing I did was ever quite good enough… I walked mostly in flesh and not spirit… And I’m not about to whimper and cry to God…I know He does’nt want to hear it…

The Gooch Spot

IN A BOOK TITLED, “Types Of Literature”, I came across a work concerning both the anatomy of the human being, and quirks / slang usage in the English language… The area of interest involved the ‘undercarriage’ or ‘private’ area of the female anatomy.. The study referred to it as the ‘Gooch Spot’…or ‘No Man’s land’…’The Landing strip‘…’Unexplained Territory’… And went on to refer to this mysterious ‘spot‘ as being BETWEEN ‘The Pussy’…( Term of the Oxford / Cambridge highly educated in the U.K.) or ‘The Coonie'( U.S. midwest jargon) or ‘The Beaver’.. ( all hunting types ) & ‘ The Asshole’ ( U.S. Redneck)…’The Bumhole’ ( smart ass British ) and ‘The Dirt Road’ (most mountain men)…. So now that we are oriented as to the exact spot we are talking about, let’s look at one of its ‘Other Names’… It is often referred to as the ‘TAINT SPOT’… usually by those that are concerned with practicality… And are probably very pragmatic in their personality types… And they feel this way using a mix of the English language for the word ‘TAINT’…( A slang combination of It Ain’t…giving us TAINT.. Because it Taint pussy or butthole… I think of it as kind of a ‘pause’… A kind of a bridge from one part of the body to another…. Anyway I hope you enjoyed this study…. There’s an old saying…” If you keep it up I’m gonna be forced to tickle your TAINT spot”….[smirk]…littleraventhepoet.blog

Did You Fart?

I can ask no other way… So… Did you fart today? You aimed your butt my way… and sent that fart to play…

Please Don’t wear that hat… It’s made from our dead cat… Please don’t get me started, I am enquiring as to why you farted?

You ate a whole box of triscuits… And your butt manufactured air biscuits… I think I’m gonna cry… you farted on my eye…

I know you want to warm my heart… Maybe we could walk in the park… But it will have to be at dark… In case someone hears you fart…

Sorry… I had to get this farting infatuation out of my system…littleraventhepoet.blog for more serious topics… You know what they say…”No fools, no fun.”….Sincerely, Frank Payton.

Nothing like the combination of a warm fart and bacon air freshener…

THERE IS A PLACE

There is a place, a space, in between consciousness and sleep… A place of communication… a place of beautiful dreams.. a place of messaging… Sometimes I describe this place as my being semiconscious yet dreaming…(or mysteriously awake but dreaming) [What the difference is, I’m not sure] often-times ideas come in the form of words, as if floating from another world & arriving in my head… Most of the time these words dreams and scenarios are welcome, often times they take a turn for darkness… Yet I pay attention to, and try to learn from what comes in the dark…

Just this morning while in this ‘place’ that I often find myself… typically following sleep, or drifting in-and-out of sleep… I saw out of my peripheral vision as I glimpsed out a window into the darkness, the flash of a camera, and I was aware that someone was taking my picture….a bit later… I think I was dreaming about my conservative posts on social media and in particular ‘Twitter’ & just plain as day I heard the words of someone or a presence saying to me in a stern voice…” Can you come with us please?”….Sincerely, Frank Payton…littleraventhepoet…