World Gone Mad?

Former NYPD commissioner: The city is a mess, local leaders pay more attention to protests….

Actually friend it’s not the world that has gone mad, but the people…. most of them are led by the Communist & Jihadist movements….. add Antifa and Black Lives Matter, and we have a total disaster…. thing that’s really peculiar and sad is that a low percentage of the population is controlling the masses… and even more peculiar, are the amount of people in leadership, mayoralship,& Governorship positions that seem to be all in on the push to make America a Marxist Nation, or they’re bought off, or they just don’t give a damn…. pick the poison…any or all three of these poisons will eventually kill us…

Back to Black Lives Matter…. do ‘all’ black lives matter?… does the fact that more black babies are killed in the womb than are killed on the deadly streets of our cities matter?…. seems to me a whole lot of people are leaving California, leaving New York, leaving Chicago, moving to the urban and rural areas… and we all know why… do only politically correct black lives matter?… the ‘protesting destructive’ black lives… that only matter?…. what about the black people that believe in the American way, and actually support Donald Trump and the spirit of Capitalism… do their lives matter?… When black and white and all color of Republicans for that matter want something, or want to get something done, they try to put forth legislation and do it the right way… when the Democrats want something if they don’t get it( they don’t necessarily use legislation) & they start burning and pulling things down…. and blaming Donald Trump for everything…. so folks it’s not a world gone mad, it’s people gone mad…. and it’s totally amazing to me, that it’s a small percentage of people that are controlling most everything…. visit my blog….littleraventhepoet.blog…………..Sincerely, Frank Payton.

I HAD A DREAM…

As I woke up… I felt a wonderful presence close to me…. I was lying in a meadow full of flowers and I could hear a stream of water moving closely by me… I could smell the sweetness of the water… I turned my head to behold a figure, a man, as of lightning with eyes of fire… and a powerful but gentle voice said to me…Hi Frank… you’re in heaven now…walk with Me…

Jesus then said to me… as He looked down at a beautiful body of water… it was emerald green close to the shore, and deep pacific blue as we looked out towards the horizon…pointing, He said. ” Do you see the two people? one is fishing, and one is reading a book lying on a blanket… I squinted and said “Yes I do, I think, no I’m sure I recognize and know them… but they seem much younger than I expected”… they both look like they are around 21…( I then beheld my own hand in front of my face, and it had a very youthful appearance also… I was young again)…Jesus then said, “You knew them but from afar, in the last part of your life on earth, you are looking at Terry and Marie… I told them you would wake up soon and they have been waiting for you…

Jesus said, “Do you see the seven people huddled together over by the rocks to the right there? …I said, “Yes.”…..Jesus said, “After you talk with Terry and Marie… all of you can go join the seven…. you will find CS Lewis, Billy Graham, a Mr. Alex McFarland, Leslie Hale (the Irish preacher) John Bunyan ( author of ‘The Pilgrims Progress.”) Elvis Presley and Donald J. Trump… the seven said that back on earth they knew of your blog and we’re very excited to finally meet you,Terry, & Marie… seems they had quite the knowledge of what was going on with the controversial Twitter…then Jesus said, “Do you see the dark haired fair skinned woman and young man waist high in the water?” I said, ” Yes” Jesus said, “that’s your wife Mizuho, and your son Ari’el… they can’t wait to see you also…and then I woke up for real……. I remember before I fell asleep and had this dream, I had a profound thought about seeing friends and family, and all the godly people that have lived through history, once I get to heaven… visit my blog at littleraventhepoet.blog….Sincerely, Frank Payton…

I had a dream…

THE RAPTURE…A DESIGNED MYSTERY?

The Rapture can be very complicated to understand… Surely God intended us to know ‘of it’, but to possibly be ‘by design’ kept a bit of a mystery, as humanity would not be allowed to know beyond doubt the exact details, maybe by divine design and for reasons only God knows…. notice I said ‘maybe

by design’…. there are good people on both sides, or the many sides of the Rapture Theory… the two main scriptures are 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18…& 2nd Thessalonians 2:2 and on…. if you begin with these two…. the Bible will refer you to other related scriptures… it can be quite a journey, here’s what I have learned…. and there might even be some truth in what I’ve learned….[smirk]…. I refuse to be dogmatic, as neither I nor any other human being has cornered the market on God’s wisdom…. if you study enough you will learn this principle, and be the healthier and better Christian for it… it’s all quite simple… ultimately we trust God & try to stay prepared…. to serve as best we can according to the gifts we’ve been given….sooooooo….

There seemed to be a mix-up ( after 1 Thess) and the reason that 2nd Thessalonians 2 was written by Paul was to clarify and distinguish between the Lords Second Coming (meaning the rapture) & The Lords Day… which was to come unexpectedly and it would be unexpected only by unbelievers….[ I think I have this right somebody verify it please]… I’m a bit weary but let’s proceed….

God will remove what is presently restraining lawlessness…Thess 2:7b…. The restrainer, probably refers to the church which is indwelt by the Holy Spirit…. lawlessness produces corruption, but the church is the ‘Salt of the earth.’…. lawlessness equates to darkness… but the church is the light of the world… as we all can see, lawlessness is currently working, and what restrains it, is Christian men and women and the church.

So I believe that scripture teaches the Holy Spirit will not leave the earth when the Rapture occurs, because the Holy Spirit is always omnipresent…. but His ministry of restraining lawlessness through Christians will cease… because people that the Holy Spirit presently indwells will be leaving the earth…. so that’s all I can handle right now, I hope this starts you on a fruitful path about the Rapture…. you are going to experience different ideas, and different opinions,and different interpretations of scripture… bottom line is seek the Holy Spirit… ask for discernment, and trust God…. this post is from my years of study, and right now too many points of reference that I would care to mention… please visit my blog….littleraventhepoet.blog…………Sincerely, Frank Payton…

MENTAL, PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL WALLS…

Remembering some of my favorite lyrics, by Pink Floyd…. and then I’ll relay some things…let’s begin…

Mother should I trust the government?…. mother should I run for president?…. mother do you think they’ll put me on the firing line?…. mother do you think they’ll try and break my balls?…ohh… mother should I build a wall?….” Hush now baby baby don’t you cry…. mother’s going to pick out all your girlfriends for you…. mother’s going to keep baby happy and warm.”…..etc.

So I want to ask you this ; is the context of building a ‘wall’ in the Pink Floyd lyrics, the same context as Donald Trump building a wall to protect our nation?…. my opinion is that the Pink Floyd song is about a mental ‘wall’ that society/ instititions/ traditions/ bad education/ bad selfish leaders/ teachers & other people tend to inflict on common people to suppress, oppress, and control them, because of a few selfish humans at the top of a government or other structure… so the Pink Floyd song writer writes “mother should I build a wall?…. in my interpretation this ‘wall’ is to keep this bad influence out and protect himself… his freedom and his free thought… and most likely is a mental ‘wall.’

Now, hopefully this freedom of thought does not lead people in rebellion against ‘Authority’… and that they understand and respect the rule of law… and its necessity for the human race… otherwise we descend into a chaos that is almost impossible to return from…so… we have mental walls, physical walls, and spiritual walls…

I’m going to relay some things… but first let’s reference 1 Kings 19: 11-12… and then you might want to read the rest of the chapter…

Paraphrased and for launching my comments, Elijah was standing on the mountain before the Lord, and the Lord passed by… and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks into pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake, and after the earthquake, a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire, and after the fire…A STILL SMALL VOICE…about this still small voice = ‘the sound of stillness’…(compare with Job 4:16) In the Sept= ‘gentle breeze’… usually misquoted “the still”…

So now that we have some background and information to reference, I’ll relay some things..

Although God through history has used earthquakes, fires, wind, water, amongst other methods, in dealing with earth and its inhabitants…. isn’t it just beyond wonderful that the Lord was not found in all of these things, as He was communing with Elijah… it was the ‘still small voice’… even though God was going to tell Elijah to go and appoint some people, and do some things to execute his judgments which was horrible but needed…

So what’s my real point here?… if somehow, we as a people could learn to overcome ourselves…. to realize that life is a gift…. that EVERY LIFE IS A GIFT AND MATTERS… maybe we could get some control of, & ‘make a little better’ this ‘death planet existence’….. just flip on the news, and you probably won’t have to wait but a minute or so, and you will hear about the death of someone or of many people… and we all scratch our heads and ask why?…

SEE an answer has been available… answers have been voiced down through the ages, through great leaders of the world and Men of God….but they seem to fall on deaf ears…. and we don’t really seem to want an answer, we are bent towards trouble and evil because of our fallen nature… due to what happened in the Garden of Eden, and Satan bringing death upon us and into the world, because of our bad decisions and breaking commands concerning him…. so to conclude…. I don’t know about you but I’ve seen enough of this world’s death and destruction…. the wind, the rain, the earthquakes, the fire, all of these and more are part of our world, but I desire….”The Still Small Voice”… we have to ask ourselves, I think… have we totally missed it with God?…. I think He’s more wonderful and gentle and peaceful and loving than we could ever imagine (and not to say that He will withhold his mighty arm in judgment).. but the curse is broken…. we need to claim our victory… and I am glad that the end of the age is upon us, and we can move on as believers…. please visit my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog………….Soncerely, Frank Payton.

Calm down… breathe deeply and wait for the still small voice.. it’s the greatest sound you’ll ever here.

A CONVERSATION WITH “M” THE DOG…

When we first moved here, going on six years ago… I remember the day when I picked up the keys after ‘closing’ on our new home, and heading to see our new house… upon arrival the first thing I noticed was a beautiful black dog poised perfectly in our driveway…she was striking a Sphynx like pose… like I said she had beautiful black long hair, and looked like she was half shepherd and half labrador… anyway we met each other for the first time on that day, and she would come by almost daily and I would give her treats… she would stay in the front yard as we had another dog that lived inside with us, and he was kind of aggressive so I couldn’t let her in at that time.

Fast forward up until about one year ago when we lost our dog Rupert… as you can imagine it was heartbreaking, my Japanese wife, myself, and our wonderful son were heartbroken and devastated… so we buried Rupert in the backyard of our beautiful mountain home, and as life has a way of doing.. life kept on going with or without Rupert…

So ‘M’ continued to come around and we eventually welcomed her into our home… and as she became more comfortable she began to spend the night… at this point in time she would return home to her original house which was just minutes away for quick visits… and I would run into her family, while walking…( quite often with ‘M’ by my side)… her family being a younger couple in their late twenties, I would say, with two young daughters… and they were very nice in our conversations…

So a couple of times while walking with ‘M’, as their original owners truck would approach ‘M’ and I on our mountain walk… I noticed that as I was talking to her family sitting in the truck, ‘M’ would stand off in the distance and cower a little bit… I thought this was peculiar.

So on a walk one day the same thing happened as I spoke to her original owners sitting in their truck, with ‘M’ standing off a bit… I said, “Look at that, why is she standing off like that?”… they went on to tell me that they had gone on many trips and ‘M’ didn’t like sitting in the back of the truck with the cap on it…(from the looks of it, I think she got bounced around a lot)… so that seemed like a reasonable answer…

As time went on and different conversations took place, I began to feel very peculiar about ‘M’ being with us and her original owners not seeming to be overly concerned… so as I felt what I thought was a guilt complex of mine, I spoke to the owners one day, same situation with the truck on the mountain going for a walk…I said.” I’ve been wanting to talk to you about ‘M’… I want you to understand that I know she is not my / our dog, and that she comes and goes as she pleases, we give her food and treats and let her in and out as she desires, we do not hold her here at our house…. they seemed to be okay with that… but the wife had some weird body language as if she herself felt guilty, and I wasn’t sure about what…

So one evening I decided to have a talk with ‘M’…I quite frankly asked her…” What is going on with your original owner, and why did you decide to leave them and come live with us?…’M’ replied, “When my owners had the first girl child they still paid attention to me… then when the second girl came, it seemed they didn’t have much time for me… or very little time… and the older girl about 3 at the time, was very mean to me, she would hit me in the head and kick me, and spill my water out on purpose”….

Maddie went on to say… “That’s when I started coming to your house regular, and you were always so nice to me, and you would let me in when it was hot or cold, and you would give me food and speak nice to me, and it seemed like you, your wife and son really, genuinely, sincerely loved / love me”…. and as you know that’s all a dog really needs & wants… so as of this day ‘M’ stays 95% of the time with us… we love her so much and she gives her unconditional love in return… also her family… seems to be okay with it.. although I will probably never know their true feelings…

NOTE: Some parts of the conversation between M & I as to why she left her original owner, I believe to be true, and some parts are only speculation… speculation that comes from my experience with dogs and them being around younger kids… and I am in no way trying to say or claim that the original owners abused ‘M’ in any way whatsoever… dogs are a lot like people they just make choices… so that’s the story of ‘M’…. for further reading… Please visit my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog…………..Sincerely, Frank Payton.

M…. helped us through the loss of our dog… we love her so much…

FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST?

… Many people have said that they don’t have faith to be an atheist. I personally don’t have the faith required to be an atheist…. I would add that I think it takes more faith to be an atheist than it does to be a believer…here is why…

Now I think it’s critical that we start with a supposition… that supposition being that a person has been led by the Holy Spirit in a revelation as to who Jesus Christ is… who God the Father is, and who the Holy Spirit is, or the tri-unity of the God-Head… this has to be mentioned and is critical because no human being can come to the knowledge of the revelation of Jesus Christ, without ‘that it’ be initiated by the power of the Holy Spirit ( there can be a ‘head knowledge’ “only” in some), see, Jesus comes into the ‘heart’.. the human mind in its natural state just cannot get there… cannot bridge the gap… God designed it that way… because God operates on a ‘faith system’…. ( in comparison, let’s look at the Doubting Thomas, I believe it was made easier for him to believe because he touched & beheld the nail-scarred hands of Jesus and ‘then’ believed)…. I believe Jesus said after this…”You Thomas have believed because you have seen… blessed are those who believe without seeing.”(paraphrased)…

So here is really why I can’t be an atheist, and this is part of the revelation that comes from the Holy Spirit ( upon salvation) & is actually a whole new mindset, a whole new attitude, a whole new belief system… a deliverance from the ‘spirit of death’ to the ‘spirit of life.’… and the renewal of my heart coming from a promised hope of eternal life with God…

I also can’t be an atheist because I feel my heart beating in my chest…. when I’m sleeping at night I can hear it in my ears sometimes… The heart is a Peculiar Mystery, the way God has set it in motion ( capable of both love and hate, and 1000 other emotions) and each heart has a certain number of beats and then it’s over…. further I can’t be an atheist because I have a brain… a brain that is quite different than other animal kingdom brains… and my brain does not operate by instinct, it operates by reason and logic which come from God.

So the heart and the Brain are (I guess) the two main features of The “Wonder Of The Human Body”… not to mention sight, sound, touch, taste… the loving union that can take place between a man and a woman, and the genius of the human reproductive system… the sexual desire that God placed in men and women to guarantee the race would multiply and continue to exist… sex between a man and a woman, in the context of which it was designed, is a most beautiful thing.

Then we’ll continue a little bit and say that I can’t be an atheist because of the wonder of creation… the vast expanse of what is called the universe, the beauty of our little solar system… the miracle of water itself…of mountains, oceans, clouds, rain, rivers, forests… the absolutely mysterious design and functioning of the Sun… and the Moon that is a reflecting disc for light at night on earth…. so many beautiful things to behold… so to conclude… the reason that some people believe and some people don’t is of a spiritual nature… whether people want to believe it or not, there was & is an ancient and ongoing struggle between Good and Evil that is shortly coming to a culmination… for the beginnings of this struggle you have to read the first two or three chapters of Genesis… so if you happen to find yourself as a human being, in a searching or decision-making mode about your life, God, & all the stuff coming at you) I hope this introduction has helped you… this has been the reality of my experience… I can tell you more about that experience…. please visit my blog at….littleraventhepoet.blog…………..Sincerely, Frank Payton.

THE TREASURE HOUSE WITHIN YOU?

Join me in a study with Joseph Murphy PH.D., D.D….A landmark classic: The POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND…initial publication 1963…. some paraphrase in use.

A lot of stories begin with a presumption…. a supposition if you will…. a presupposition…. I would like to present and begin this study with a question…. does the material / suggestions that we are going to look at fly in the face of Christianity?…. or is it supported by the Word of God and Christianity?…. I ask the question because as you will see, we will be talking a lot about faith, about prayer and about what we believe.

Some claim that riches are all around us, if we will open our ‘mental eyes’ and behold a treasure house of infinity within us. Some go as far as to say that there are gold mines within us from which we can extract everything we need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly.

Some would also say that a lot of people are asleep because they are not aware of the gold mine of infinite intelligence and unending love within themselves.

Many claim that whatever you want you can draw forth. Scientists say that a magnetized piece of steel can lift 12 times its own weight, and if it is demagnetized the same piece of steel cannot even lift a feather…. there are men that are full of faith (magnetized) and confidence… some men/ women are filled with fear and doubt…(Demagnetized)

Some, when an opportunity presents itself say…” I will probably fail, I could lose my money, people are going to laugh at me.”…. some people do not understand that it takes sometimes a lot of failure to finally succeed.

Dr. Joseph Murphy talks about ‘The Master Secret Of The Ages’…. he goes on to ask, is it atomic energy? Thermonuclear energy?the neutron bomb? Interplanetary travel? and then says that it is not any of these things…. he goes on to say that there is a simple marvelous extraordinary answer, a miracle working power that is found in our own subconscious mind, and says that it is the last place that most people would seek it.

So what do you think so far does this comply with what God’s word says?…. what might Jesus say?

You can bring more power, wealth, health, happiness, and joy into your life…if you learn to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind… apparently this power does not need to be acquired, we already possess it… but to be applied to our lives we must learn how to use it.

Dr.Murphy goes on to say, that we can be inspired by a new light, and we can generate a new force, enabling us to realize our hopes and make all of our dreams come true….(not sure, but has a ‘new age’ ring to it…. and a ‘name it claim it’ feeling about it… what do you think?

Dr. Murphy goes on to mention that our subconscious depths are a storehouse of infinite wisdom and power, and an infinite supply of all that is necessary for us ( just waiting to be developed and expressed)

The infinite intelligence within your subconscious mind can reveal to you everything you need to know at every moment of time, and point of space, provided you are open-minded and receptive….(sounds like he’s suggesting we can approach the omnipotence and omniscience of God…what do you think?)… let’s continue

Murphy goes on to say… we can receive new thoughts and ideas that enable us to bring forth new inventions, make new discoveries, write books and plays… ( I tend to be a little more in agreement about the above-mentioned)

Continuing…. “Through the wisdom of the subconscious we can attract an ideal companion, a right business partner, the right buyer for our home, provide us with all the money we need, leading to financial freedom to do and to go as our heart desires”

Continuing….” We have a right to discover this inner world of thought, of feelings, of power, of light, of love, and beauty… though invisible, these forces are mighty. within your conscious mind, you can find a solution to every problem and the cause for every effect.

Concluding… Murphy goes on to say…” I have seen the power of the subconscious lift people up out of crippled states… making them whole, vital, and strong once more, and free to go out into the world to experience happiness, health, and joyous expression. There is a miraculous healing power in your subconscious that can heal the troubled mind and the broken heart, that can open the prison door of the mind and liberate you… It can free you from all kinds of material and physical bondage…. what might Jesus say?

Finally: Murphy asks….WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?…. then saying [this is crucial]… “It is not the thing believed in that brings an answer to man’s Prayer; the answer to prayer results when the individual’s subconscious mind responds to the mental picture or thought in his mind. This law of belief is operating in all religions of the world and is the reason why they are psychologically true. The Buddhist, the Christian, the Moslem, and the Hebrew all may get answers to their prayers, not because of the particular creed, religion, affiliation, ritual, ceremony, formula, liturgy, incantation, sacrifices, or offerings, but solely because of belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which they pray”. ‘The law of life is the law of belief and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind’. As a man thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body and circumstances.

So you must be asking why has Frank gone to the trouble to present this material?…. my answer is this…. I want to fine tune my ears and your ears, to look at words and what the perpetrator of these words is actually saying…. some people are masters at disguising what they are saying…. they can present their words and thoughts and we think they are saying one thing, and ‘they’ totally ‘mean’ a different thing, so we have to use discernment, especially in this culture, this day and age in which we live…. Satan seems to be in everything… and although I agree with some of what Mister Murphy has put forth…. I find myself to be contrary to alot of it… thank God we have freedom of choice, freedom of thought, to look at evidence and decide for ourselves…. TRUTH is a difficult thing to get to…you and I must be very careful…. visit my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog………..Sincerely, Frank Payton.

These Times…

I am going to say whatever comes to my mind.

What is happening to us as a human race?… why would any one person or group of persons… or organization… or people in power in the Congress and Senate… or those in positions of power around the world , want to impose their beliefs, their belief systems, to try and control the masses?

Seemingly having no respect or regard for the Democratic Republic process, or the will of the American people….ie: having no respect for Donald Trump and his administration…. a complete rejection & going on 4 year persecution of him & his family, though he was duly elected…. and having been elected… was / is an expression of the will of the American people… which used to be respected and valued in this country…. and I know some are going to say that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, and should be president…. however that is illegitimate, because the Electoral College is what we have had in place and have in place…it is the law… but we don’t seem to care about the law anymore, we (alot of us) care about lawlessness…. some people care about lawlessness to the extent of it being a way of achieving their own agendas and evil plans…. but until the laws that are ‘be’ changed, we have to abide by the rules… otherwise what good are the laws and rules?… let’s just move on to Sharia law and watch the whole United States swirl down the toilet quickly…ie: Minneapolis….Seattle….Chicago…( formerly known as the Windy City…. now known as the City Of Death)…. let’s not forget San Francisco…. and the safest city in the world…New York…. what a joke that is, & has turned out to be, thanks to certain Governors….

So what the Sam Hill is going on?… I would submit that we are coming to the end of an age…. notice I didn’t say that the world is going to end…. God is in control of when and if…it might ever end…. everything that I have studied points to a renewal… a makeover.. a regeneration.. or a completely new planet… in the future… however more important than the physical ragings of people on the planet, are the spiritual implications of what is happening and going to happen… I believe that we are at the door of the tribulation period… study Daniel’s 70th week…. mankind was destroyed in the past through the flood because of evil… God promised not to use the flood again, but there is a different judgement coming (world wars)..[ also look at 2nd Peter chapter 3 around verse 10 & on] Satan knows his time is short, that’s why we have all the trouble that we have right now, because Satan is literally ‘raising hell’… Satan and the plague /curse that he has brought upon humanity from the beginning…way back in the Garden of Eden… is pretty much running its course… and now has to be dealt with from God on high and His intervention…. so as you look around and go through the hell that we’re going through, realize that it is prophesied…. and I’m sorry to report that nothing is going to stop the New World Order… the appearance of the Antichrist… and all that that entails…. so gird up your loins and put on the whole armor of God, otherwise you and I do not have a chance…. I’m just a voice in the wilderness…. visit me at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog…Sincerely, Frank Payton….. Final comment:…. study Matthew 24 and the ‘parable of the fig tree’… that is if you want knowledge and wisdom, and want to know what is really going on in the world, if you don’t….side wih & run with the ‘Talking Snake Media’ and ‘Sleep On Sweet Charlotte.’…. some people are just content with living a mundane simple life, and don’t really believe in much of anything… you do have the freedom of choice… we all need to make sure we have chosen wisely…

Frankie the Earth Man Part 2

So being an earth man and receiving the wonderful gift of life comes with its questions, challenges, and difficulties… the age old questions for humanity seem to never change… who am I?… where did I come from?… what is the meaning of my life? and where am I going?… Is there an eternal continuance of life after I die, and will it be either in heaven or hell, as supported by Christianity?… billions of people have lived before me and multitudes more will live after me… yet I must comment… it goes without saying actually, that every single person that has lived and will ever live, is very unique… I was born in 1954 and now (as of this post) living currently in June of 2020, that makes me 65, going on 66 years old… I live in the United States, one of the greatest countries that has ever existed on planet earth… looking back at history, I understand that Nations…Kings & Kingdoms rise and fall… age leads onto age…(2 Peter 3)…one of the books of the Bible…New Testament…

So I want to talk about the beauty, the mystery, and the challenge of being an earth man…see the Christians and what they call the Holy Bible, which is by far [the most widely read book on planet earth] tells the story of Adam and Eve, the first two created humans…it’s found in the first book of the Bible called ‘Genesis’ in chapter 3…. without recounting a story that everyone should know, I will say this…. it seems that earthmen / women were originally created ‘not to experience death’ …that is they were created to live ‘forever’… as they were made in the image of God…(that is, their creator who Himself is an eternal spirit) & Who is of a magnitude which is seemingly beyond…and actually is beyond the comprehension of humans, as He ‘God’ Himself, claims He is ‘unknowable’… now that doesn’t mean that there is not evidence all around us ( that reveals Him & shows His creative powers) here on earth & in the universe…for instance the sun is about 93 million miles from earth, at exactly the right distance…the sun being closer or farther away from the earth would mean death for us…. supposedly the sun could hold over 1million ‘Earths’… one thing that caught my attention as I began to become more aware about this world, was that I had a burning desire ( no pun intended) to know the ‘creative power’ behind ‘Someone’ so powerful as being able to create the sun…also it is estimated by scientists that a human ‘might’ travel at the speed of light which is 186,000 miles per second, for billions of years and not reach the end of the universe…. this is completely mind boggling… additionally, the atmosphere that surrounds the earth…that supplies the life-giving oxygen…. extends so far before turning into outer space…. there is a law called ‘gravity’ that holds everything in place…. once a human goes into outer space there is no more gravity… apparently until we draw closer to other planets ( and to survive humans have to have among other things, a supply of oxygen)… so until our science advances to make us able to live in outer space it seems we are earthbound creatures…. one of the main reasons that we are ‘earthbound’ is that our organic bodies have to have food from the earth…. that is not readily found once we go into outer space…. so back to a previous paragraph where I was talking about human beings being made ‘not to die’… and let’s continue with the story of Adam and Eve…. paraphrased… ‘The Story Goes Like This’…. God had created Adam and Eve and placed them in the ‘Garden of Eden’…. God told them that they could eat of all the fruit trees in the garden, but they were not to partake of a tree that was in the midst of the garden… and that if they partook of this tree that was called ‘The Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good and Evil’… they would surely ‘die’…. turns out that this Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good and Evil was actually a fallen ‘Being’ [ read Revelation 12…the last book of the Bible] ( manifesting himself as a tree) a being that God had created… well he was a little bit more than that… God called him a being created after ‘The Perfect Pattern”…. he was a beautiful being ( an angel of light)… he was/is very powerful, and at the beginning actually guarded the Throne of God…. but as the story continues ‘Pride’ was found in him… and he wanted to be greater than God and actually made an attempt to overthrow Him… God would have none of it and kicked him out of heaven….

So we have to back up a little bit for an important clarification… God told Adam and Eve, if they ate of the Tree Of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, that they would surely die…. but what did he actually mean ‘die’?… because they went on living their normal physical lives and lived for a long time…. what God meant was that they would eventually die physically, and they were already dead spiritually… because they had broken his command in the Garden of Eden… which put them under the curse of Satan and death & out of fellowship with Him…. so with this introductory information… you have an idea of what my book or books, as it may turn out to be, is/are about… my reflections on living these 65 years of my life are found through expressions of poetry, political satire, biblical and religious studies, all addressing ‘The Human Condition’… also my photography… this book or books will be my lifes work… the book will be dedicated to everyone that has ever been a part of my life, (Rhonda N. & Linda C…. thank you for the brief but beautiful times together… sorry I was such a pain in the ass) and especially in these latter days to my wife Mizuho… my son Ari’el… and my estranged daughter, Lauren…. you can visit my blog at…littleraventhepoet.blog….Sincerely, Frank Payton….Note: as of right now I can’t say when the book/ books would be released…. hopefully soon… it is quite a task…

FRANKIE…THE EARTH MAN…

Hi, I’m Frankie the Earth Man… I’m an ‘earth man’ because I live on a planet called ‘Earth’… it’s one of eight other planets in what is called the ‘Solar System’. This earth is within a solar system that is part of the ‘Milky Way’ galaxy. There are galaxies uncountable in what is called the Universe. The smart people of the earth, called scientists, believe that the universe is about or at least 93 billion light years in diameter… so as I will unpack for you, I live in a pretty extraordinary special place.

Now there are two main theories or belief systems, as to how the earth and the universe came into existence. One theory is called The Big Bang Theory… some giant Cosmic Blast that happened some billions of years ago, and is still going on, as the universe is ever-expanding. The second main theory is called the ‘Creationist Theory.’ The main tenets of this theory are, that there is an Intelligent Designer behind the universe and everything in it, and he is commonly called ‘God’. Now there are also many belief systems concerning God, as to Who, What, Where, and How He ‘is’ and exists, but we won’t get into that right now.

This will be the title of my book which will be the story of my life ‘experienced’… This is an introduction to: FRANKIE THE EARTH MAN…. the book itself will have approximately 1,200 entries with mostly my own photography… that is if it is ‘one’ book… I will probably have to break it down into at least three to five books… or it might be viewed as overwhelming… it is…or will be, a three-pronged approach, engaging the reader with political satire… biblical and other religions comparitive studies, belief systems… and 40+ years of my lyrics and verse… this book will be a reflection of my lifelong study into the subject of..WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE AS THEY DO…. the content of the book is basically finished, ( less some editing & fine tuning) and I’m working to prepare all for publication & submittal to certain places… and will quite possibly include new writings, as I write pretty much on a daily basis….more coming soon…. visit my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog……..

Sincerely, Frank Payton.