WHAT I WISH I KNEW AS A TEENAGER

A very specific memory from my teenage years has stayed with me throughout my life ... I am now 66 years old and this memory still lingers …

Three or four of us “Northern “Virginia-raised” male teenagers ( It was around 1969,1970) [ A time when politicians were beginning to be exposed as “self serving political opportunists and lying well dressed crooks”, all done on “special interest money” and the tax payers dime] were wandering up Route 7 in the Culmore / Falls Church / Seven Corners area; a funeral home to the left of us, a 365 unit apartment building called Ravenwood Towers to our right. It was just after dusk, street lights flickering on, a road reflecting lights that was slightly ‘damp from the rain’ and light fog surrounding us, the weather describing petfectly THE CONVERSATION we young men were having … I recall that we had probably recently returned from one of our adventures to Ocean City, Maryland. ( meaning we were probably pumped up a little bit) We were talking about “This dismal scene and our endless and aimless schlepping around the streets of our then neighborhood”… I recall either my good friend Harrison C. or my self commenting and saying something along the lines of ...”Is THIS ALL THERE IS?”... As we schlepped along, I specifically remember a desire and sense of urgency in understanding and knowing the deeper things of life … Such as, why are we all here? … What will become of my life, of our lives? I remember having specific thoughts about good and evil, God and the devil, and the like … but the exploration of these and many associated things would come later…

Fast forward to now … I must say that through the years a lot of learning has taken place. A lot of mistakes have been made along the way. A lot of wonderful things have happened, and there has been much heartache and controversy involving quite a few people … The search and some people encountered along the way have been wonderful ... And as I said, along with the good things has come a lot of misunderstandings and some trouble …

I would imagine most of you readers have had thoughts like these, somewhere along the days of your life, maybe not … Thoughts like ... What If I had been born in and another time? … What if I have been born during the Revolutionary War in America, or World War I,or World War II, or the Vietnam war, or other conflicts? … How would I have handled these times? How would I have fared? Have you ever thought of why you live in the days God has given you to live in? … I certainly have, and often … Note: Looking back on the memory of the night mentioned that my mind has relived so many times. It seems I was thinking that ” Life at that time (and even now) felt as if my friends and I were ” born into something way bigger than us” … As if we were born on a stage, or in the middle of a grand movie, given a role in a play that we had not asked to be part of, or had auditioned for, yet there we were, conscious. There we were in a flesh, blood and bone earth suit; and thrust upon us was the task of discovering where we originated from and just what was this current role, our part in this drama called life?

Here is the gist of what “I wish I knew as a teenager”, it could have very well been helpful and life-changing … Then again, maybe not. I wish I had the knowledge that I have gained and been blessed with through the years of learning from others, and my own schooling and research : but this is an unusual request and not the ” way life works”, anyway …

I don’t recall in my family or even in the families of my friends any (or much) reference or conversations concerning godly things … I wish I had known as a teenager about human beings being spiritual creatures in an earthly body … Instead of life being presented as a physical experience, and not being given any teaching on a life hereafter … An eternal life that could mean heaven or hell … Such topics about God were not available at that time in my life … Regrettably so … But that was God’s plan for me … I had to be patient …

Back to the gist : Read Psalm 82, carefully … ( Read in Hebrew or The Lexham English Bible … Read and receive Revelation knowledge: God [elohim] stands in the divine assembly; he administers judgment amid the gods [ elohim] ... Now, be careful, this is not Greek Mythology, THE GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT YHWH was part of an assembly ( per the original Hebrew of Psalm 82) — a pantheon– of gods. ( Note, The God of Israel was not part of a group of idols.) He was however in Psalm 82 chastising ( lower elohim) ref : pgs.1 & 2 of Michael Heiser’s book THE UNSEEN REALM.

So … All I am saying is, and I must insist you think/study about this … that God had / has a council of “created beings” called (lower elohim) they were put in charge of all the disinherited nations at the Tower of Babylon [ God’s portion was the NATION OF ISRAEL] debacle in which the languages were confused … Adam and Eve were originally created to be God’s council on earth, that plan was delayed because of one of the “lower elohim” namely Satan & others not approving of God wanting an earthly representative council on earth … All of the earth was intended to be “Eden Like” ( but “We” are on a detour, soon to end) … Please don’t disregard this illumination, and go get the book by Michael Heiser titled, THE UNSEEN REALM … FRIENDS, IT TIME TO WAKE UP … Frank …WHAT’S UP HARRISON? …

Finally, for this post, it has been and is, and will yet be, Israel against most all other nations of the earth … because as in Psalm 82 ( first verse) says God, YHWH, as He is chastising the lower elohim for failing in the leadership of all nations other than Israel and turning them to other gods … I hope you now have an understanding of why I wish I knew this critical information, I wish I knew this critical information as a teenager, and I hope it gives you insight, I hope it gives you insight into today’s events … Be careful there is deception everywhere, remember God says, “my people perish for lack of knowledge” …

There is so much more … throw away your phone … well keep it for research and emergencies …

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