GROWING UP

GROWING UP IN THE LATE 1800’S

Lincoln Steffens: Quotes & Discussion from The Autobiography Of Lincoln Steffens….

Pg 23 of ‘Growing Up’…L.Steffens…(Referring to a conversation of scholars) The Oxford, Cambridge type….What they knew was amazing to me, and how they knew it, but what they did not know struck me harder still. They could not among them agree on anything but a fact. With all their knowledge they knew no essential truth….(sound familiar?)….

For those conversations, so brilliant, so scholarly and so consciously unknowing, seemed to me, silent in the background, to reveal the truth that even college graduates did not know anything really. Evidences they had, all the testimony of all the wise men in the historical world on everything, but no decisions….(Politicians, Washington DC?)…

Quote# 1. “You’ll find that education’s about the only thing lying around loose in the world, and that it’s about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he’s willing to haul away. Everything else is screwed down tight and the screw driver lost.

Quote # 2. ” There are two parts of education– the part that you get in the schoolroom from the professors, and the part you get outside of it from the boys. That’s the really important part. For the first can only make you a scholar, while the second can make you a man”.

Quote # 3. “Go to boy. The world is yours. Nothing is done, Nothing is known. The greatest poem isn’t written, the best railroad isn’t built yet, the perfect state hasn’t been thought of. Everything remains to be done — right, everything.”

Lessons, a life philosophy / attitude I am instilling in my wonderful son…littletaventhepoet.blog

Wonderful Ari’el…

Simple Question

If Hillary Clinton could not beat Donald Trump with a 97% ‘expect to win rate’… How the h*** is Pedo Joe going to beat Donald Trump?…. In my opinion the only way this can happen is through voter fraud… And these democratic monsters have the nerve to say that Donald Trump will not accept the election results if he loses, when they know damn well when Trump wins, they are going to try to burn down the whole country…riddle me that!….littleraventhepoet.blog…

THE QUESTIONS ALL SHOULD HAVE

To me certain things are obvious, and certain questions should be asked…. If we haven’t, maybe we should collectively be thinking about the tactics, demeanor, GOALS, mode of operandi, and all the other dirty deeds that mainly the left radical elements of the Democratic Party are attempting.

The swamp is deep and most of these bad actors are in the Congress and a few are in the Senate…. Many are Mayors, Governors… Lawyers in high places of our judicial systems… Trump haters, Obama leftovers and loyalists…. Anyway you get the picture…

So let’s get to the point…. As we are discussing this, I want you to think of Bill Gates…Dr. Fauci…. the CDC and other specialists, along with many in positions of power that can influence politics and the masses… The main question that must be asked is this: If the democrats, through their evil and unrelenting quest for power are willing to sacrifice this nation and basically turn all of the United States into a ‘Chicago’ or ‘Portland’ [ TO GAIN POWER]… and virtually claiming any individuals that do not think the DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST COMMUNIST WAY ‘IS THE ONLY WAY’…… ARE RACISTS / and worthy of death ‘if need be’… What my dear friends do you think would stop them from total control of the masses….SHOULD THEY GET TOTAL CONTROL… Say Senate Congress and White House?

By total control…. I mean taking away literslly all of our rights under the Constitution… mainly the 1st and 2nd amendments and God knows what else… Kamala Harris has already stated…” If she gets in power they are coming for us, (on the right) they know who we are.”…. I Don’t know about you but the intent sounds pretty obvious to me, and that’s only the first steps…. These friends are only the beginning of the deep questions we should be asking as we approach November 3rd….littleraventhepoet.blog……………Sincerely, Frank Payton.

Give me liberty!…or nothing else matters.

Perilous Times

John 16: 1- 3…” These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when these time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you,”

Matthew 10: 33-36… But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father Which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother in law, and a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

There is a saying in Hebrew about the Word of God…it is ” Every ‘Jot and Tittle’ of God’s word will come true

2 Timothy 3: 1-5…. But mark this there will be ‘terrible times in the last days’. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure, rather than lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

I think we have to think about the ‘prophetic’ aspect of God’s word… Approximately 1/3 of The Bible is Prophecy…. And if you’re looking for something to build or give you faith… study the “Messianic Prophecies”… which are basically prophecies about Christ and other things, made in the Old Testament, with a sure fulfillment in the New Testament… prophecies virtually word-for-word…some of them are over 1500 years old… so we have to ask ourselves Who but the Holy Spirit of God could write things ( through men) and predict the future 100% accurately, other than that contained in The Bible?…. Someone reference me the literature, if you think it exists….littleraventhepoet.blog………..Sincerely, Frank Payton.

Rejoice In The Day Of Death?

Ecclesiastes 7: 1-6 ( focus vs 1 & 2)…. Scripture seems to indicate that we might have this whole being born and dying ‘thing’ all wrong….at least partly.

A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one’s birth: Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And The living will take it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for by a sad countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise Than for a man to hear the song of fools. For like the crackling of thorns under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.

IMHO & experience… We seem to have the ‘departing from this life’, And the ‘birthing into this life’ upside down… Having said that I do not mean But we should not rejoice in the birth of a baby or in life itself…. I think we might have it upside down, because this life in the flesh and blood is all that we have known, or all we can remember or are aware of… So naturally we would cling to precious ‘earthly’ life, because it is all we have known.

This is where faith in God and the promises of the afterlife come in… Yet I am fully aware, That there are multitudes that think this ‘flesh blood and bone existence’ is all that there is, and that there is no afterlife whatsoever… That is fine, People can believe what they want to…. My personal feeling is that having experienced life, I can but only want more of it… Especially life in the hereafter that is promised to be free from the sorrows of this life including death…so

Quoting Dean Thompson: “This is the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God because he knows a life without God is no life at all One should mourn for the life ‘coming into the world’ that will not know God, And should rejoice for a soul leaving the earth that has known and worshipped God….littleraventhepoet.blog…………..Soncerely, Frank Payton.

Forgot to sew my mouth shut..
Kiss Me Goodbye…[smirk]

We Need Judgement

Collectively we as a people, as a nation, as a world, need a good ‘God felt shaking’… In street language, we need saving from ourselves… Now please understand, I am not talking about individuals or every individual by any means… Some are truly God-fearing, God loving, God serving individuals… But the percentage is on the decline…( Maybe soon to be on the incline)

Ref: 2nd Thessalonians 2:11…“For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion, so that they will believe a lie”…ie: Newsom…Pelosi….Schumer…………..Biden….The Obamas….Clinton’s…& too many more to mention…Diblasio… and anyone who believes these idiots…

So… We as a nation need to get back to “IF MY PEOPLE….[Deut] You know the rest… The spirit of lawlessness has been loosed upon the world…. We cannot fight this spirit with our physical bodies…there is a stranglehold on some by Satan and his followers… If we don’t learn to fight in the spirit, we are going to be slaughtered… The problem is bigger than ‘who the next president will be for the upcoming four years… Those of you that don’t have any spiritual discernment better find some… Because what is going on in the spiritual world, manifests in the physical world, THROUGH people… If you don’t understand that, you will be thinking only with your ‘natural mind’ and you will get the crap kicked out of you eventually ( By the one and only Devil… who presents himself as an angel of light)… Some will be going along merrily as if everything is OK… Don’t be deceived …all is not OK…

In fact, scripture supports that we are on the verge of the “7 year tribulation period”… For those of you that don’t know… It is called Daniel’s 70th week…. And you also might want to read in the New Testament the “Parable Of The Fig Tree”.. which talks about the nation of Israel becoming a ‘nation again’… which happened in 1947–48, and when you are finished, you will surely realize that time is short….

What is needed?…. So I heard someone say just the other day, that if ‘Roe versus Wade’ were overturned, a ‘dark spiritual cloud’ would be lifted off of America….IMHO…That would be a good start, but we need to go further…. Each of us needs to examine the motives of our hearts… Are we respectful of life or are we not? (are we respectful to God or are we not?)… Because it is very important to God how you feel on these matters… Then we need repentance and revival… We need to get back to the fact that we are ‘spiritual creatures’ in a temporary human body, with the potential of eternity just ahead of us… If you don’t know this my friends, see…when you die, it is not the end… it is but the Beginning…. And lastly we need healing…. which can only come from our creator… So you might be asking yourselves, why do I say we need punishment?… Well God does not ‘wink’ at some 60 million abortions since 1973… The one true God, is a God of life, and there is no death in Him…. His perfect will allows death… because of our fallen state, but that’s another subject…..littleraventhepoet.blog….Sincerely, Frank Payton…

Beware, The Agenda…2030…

Has To Be Demonic

Look around… demons & demonic activity ‘everywhere’… The spirit of Anti-Christ and lawlessness is also ‘everywhere’…The same forerunner to the Anti-Christ that is coming… That same spirit of lawlessness, persecution and disregard for human rights that took over 6 million Jews to their horrible death during World War II, never left and is in full force again… So I think in a lot of ways… it can be said that the Nazis did not lose World War II, and that they just moved to America and other areas of the world… The ‘New World Order’ and the forces and people associated with it, have their agenda set… It goes something like this…”You must close down your buisnesses…you must stay at home…you must get a vaxcinne…you must wear a mask…you must social distance…and eventually…you must get in the train box cars…we’re all going for some cleansing showers”…where in reality, the showers are gas chambers…and once murdered you will be burned…or thrown in a mass grave…got the picture?…be a fool & vote Democratic…your next train ride might be your last….littleraventhepoet.blog….Sincerely, Frank Payton…

Clarification On State Of Affairs Post

Clarification on “nothingness”, the only way that there can be a state of ‘nothingness’ for human beings, is only if ‘they’ were never conceived or born… I believe that it is true even a baby that is conceived and aborted before being born has a soul… which goes directly back to be with God… “Absent from the body present with the Lord.”…. So if a human is conceived and born he / she is made in the image of God… and has an eternal spirit… which according to scripture… goes on in an eternal state, either in Heaven or Hell…. So I believe it is true therefore, that if we say… a state of nothingness is a viable / possible or desirable condition… only being achieveable if one were never born… Unless God ‘Who is the One powerful enough’ to annihilate ‘completely’… a human being…

So… Having said all this… I guess my point really was and is in the “Sad State Of Affairs Post” that what a desperate situation it is for a human being to decide that ‘nothingness’ or never being born is better than experiencing life… At least one might say that it probably would be better to have never been born (& remained in nothingness ), than to have been born & lived… and receive a judgment to spend eternity in hell…littleraventhepoet.blog…

Where To Now St. Peter?

I took myself a bluuuuuuuee canoe….and I floated like a leaf…dazzling, dancing…half enchanted…in my Merlin Sleep…

Crazy was the feeling… restless were my eyes… insane they took my paddles… my arms they paralyzed…

So where to now Saint Peter?… if it’s true I’m in your hands… I may not be a Christian, but I’ve done all one man can… I understand I’m on the road, where all that was is gone… so where to now Saint Peter? show me the road I’m on…’Elton John’…Where To Now St. Peter?………littleraventhepoet.blog……Frank Payton…

A Sad State Of Affairs…

A sad state of affairs, a sad state of existence…After living 65 years of what would be considered a normal life ( referring to my life) and considering the amount of success and failure that I have experienced… The balance of happiness and sadness that I have experienced… The amount of satisfaction that has come from a relationship with or without God, that I have experienced…. The satisfaction, be it from ‘actual’ or ‘perceived’ truth..leads me to think that the average person believes ‘truth’ is almost impossible to prove, and cannot be ‘universal’ because of differing perceptions & beliefs / or belief systems… as in reality human beings are living in what they perceive to be their… “own truths”….Having said this…. I believe it to be true… that a great percentage of human beings do not believe there is ONE ‘standard of truth’…like is the tradition of Judeo Christianity… Most are comfortable with many ways and many avenues of salvation… and in many opportunities to find peace with what they perceive God to be…. and are not necessarily concerned with Who God says that He is… Me thinks that man has made the fatal mistake of determining from ‘his own point of view’ and by his limited reasoning and observation skills..’what he needs and wants God to be’…. So having aired that laundry out… Back to my main point… It is a miserable, wretched state of affairs & existence that I find myself in currently… Having lived over half of my adult life as a so called ‘Christian’… And having had many manifestations and what would be called spiritual incidents… now find myself disqualifying my self… Because of having lived what I believe to be a horribly failed life.. And yes I am aware that I actually have no righteousness to offer God… ‘in and of myself’ and that I should get back to my position IN CHRIST… But I KNOW, because of an overwhelming spiritual attack… I actually consider “nothingness” to be a viable option… almost a desirable option…as Shakespeare so accurately put it…”not to be”… And I must tell you… it is a horribly painful state to be in… mentally horrible & deadful & painful… I guess the only thing is to continue my struggle with the demons of my life….littleraventhepoet.blog…………..Frank Payton…