THE TOUGH ROAD HOME

Should we think that God would make something as messed up as things / people have been and are on this earth?…. Only to live for a short while and then be thrown in a hole?… What purpose could this possibly serve? … I guess a lot of people would be happy and content to say ” well that’s just life” … This nonchalant casualness and apathy does not work for me … The promise and potential for unheard of, unimagineable, experiences with the eternal life that and God wants to give us are too exciting to say the least ( And the word ‘exciting’ is really an insufficient adverb … So in my humble opinion the true treasure of it all is the fact that God gives it as a gift … Are we so ignorant that we are still asking the age old questions of why does evil exist and if there is a God, why doesn’t He intervene? … Could it be that He has intervened on a grander scale than we could ever understand or care to understand? ( ie: The good news of the gospel ) … Could it be that evil has to run its course? … And God is in a kind of hands off ( though sometimes interacting ) mode until it does run its course ( Satan destroyed )… ie: [ His permissive – perfect will ] … Could it be that God wants to show us the ugliness and fruit [ World Wars, etc ] of our dark human hearts? … Perhaps we would be more excited about the hereafter if we actually believed or were accepting of a hereafter … Completely doing away with the notion that when we die “it’s all over” … God says that He is holy and that He cannot be around Sin and He cannot be around death … And He certainly doesn’t want to be around the shenanigans of the the

human race … Don’t misunderstand me, I am not trying to say He is some kind of tough taskmaster but He does have his standards … Even if we take a quick glimpse at our society today we see that without laws and enforcing the laws we do have … chaos is rampant, plain and simple … We need to come to grips and accept the fact that we are in a fallen state … Accept the fact that there has been and currently is an ongoing struggle between good and evil … God and the Devil … And human beings are caught in the middle in this “detour of an existence” and this life being a testing ground … We must see all roads lead back to Revelation 12 and the rebellion … I don’t quite understand how anyone could think that a God who has created this wonderful universe, this wonderful solar system of ours … The wonders of the human body and the Animal Kingdom … Would create something knowing of the complete disaster that it would turn out to be … This is where what I believe enters what is called the ‘permissive’ or the ‘perfect’ will of God … ie: God works in all circumstances … The good the bad and the ugly …Friends, I would like you to know that I believe things are really rather simple with God, we either work in the spirit of life or the spirit of death and almost all decisions that we ever make somehow make a ‘bee’ line to either one … That is, either life or death … And the spirit there of … Food for thought … Referring to my comment about God creating something that is a total mess … I am pointing to the ‘gap theory’ …Also in the translation of certain words in verse 2 of Genesis 1, specifically the word ‘was‘ the earth ‘was’ without form … Being a bad translation and that the word ‘was’ should actually be ‘became’ … Suggesting that between versus 1 and 2 or at the end of Genesis 1:1 … Before the beginning of verse 2 [ The Gap Theory ] … There was an actual entire earth age lasting an unknown amount of time … Could this be the dinosaur age, the age when the fossils were made at the end of this age? …Verse 2 being the beginning of the second earth age, which we are currently living in … The third one is to be the millennial reign of Christ … the 1000 years … After His second coming … Where He will rule in the new holy city Jerusalem … Coming down out of heaven … Well wouldn’t you say this is a lot to think about? … study for yourself … No man, neither myself or anyone else is perfect … only seek God …littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton …

WE ARE UPSIDE DOWN

Life is a celebration … Life should be an extreme celebration … Yet life on this earth, in THIS FALLEN STATE is a very limited, short lived superficial celebration ‘compared to what could be’ … I mean how is it said and believed by some that “We should rejoice at the ‘going out’ and be saddened at the ‘coming in’ to this life” … specifically we should rejoice at leaving this mostly troubled shadow life … And be saddened by coming into it … Something is upside down according to this suggestion … And what is upside down is God’s original intentions for mankind, being thwarted … And the hard realization that Satan through Adam and Eve turned the earth into mostly a death planet … That is IMHO … Yet is historically true …

Further … I want to tell you a probably little known story about Edgar Allan Poe … His wife’s name was Virginia Clem ( his cousin)… But Edgar referred to her as Lenore …. He married her when she was only 13 and I believe they lived in isolation in the Appalachian mountains somewhere, at least for awhile … She died very young of consumption … So why do I tell the story … Because we are talking about this present world being upside down and not being much of a celebration … And from studying Edgar Allen Poe, we learn a few things about him … It is generally believed that he couldn’t function at full peaceful strength because he knew that everything that he loved in life would eventually be ripped from him … I believe this sucked the desire to live out of him … As he probably viewed the short span of this life not very satisfying … To my point … I don’t think he saw much to really celebrate … Although in my opinion there is much to celebrate its still but a shadow … How about being able to celebrate that there is no death, no more tears … No more losing everything that you love … And suffering through the loss … Food for thought … littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton

GENTLE WHISPER

OTHER POTENIAL TITLE : THE BERD

Reflecting on a comment by the great Irish preacher Leslie Hale from Dublin Ireland … Leslie was commenting on the beautiful Holy Spirit of God, as he told this little story : He said, “You know I’ve learned that the precious Holy Spirit is something like this … Something you would not even imagine … He is like a gentleman that steps up quietly beside you at whatever task you might be performing and softly says, ‘Can I help you with that‘ … it’s simply amazing, he went on to say … That part of the Trinity, one of the most amazing, powerful forces in the universe, quietly steps up beside you and asks if He ‘can help you’ … I can think of nothing that is more beautiful … This leads into my dream this morning …

IN MY DREAM … I approached the beautifully windowed backdoor of my lovely, heavily wooded mountain home on the Appalachian trail in Virginia … As I had done a thousands times before to simply feed the birds and squirrels … Only this time I welcomed a beautiful stout little brown and yellow wren perched on top of an outdoor lawn chair ( which quite unexpectedly remained perched as I opened the door as it did not fly off ) … The beautiful innocent little creature stood there in its magnificence and stared at me … My first thought was to hold the bird gently in my hand … And to even bring it inside where it was warmer … Then I quickly thought if I attempted to domesticate this little bird it might not be able to return to the wild again … So I placed her back on the top of the chair … That’s when the bird started speaking to me telepathically … Putting these thoughts in my mind … Asking me … “Aren’t you tired? … It has been such a long cold snowy winter … Food has been scarce, so I want to thank you for the peanuts and bread and bird food that you put out on a daily basis … It has literally saved my friends and I” … The little wren went on to communicate with me and asked me … Asked me if I noticed that all of creation seemed weary and groaning for the “creator to return and make things right” … I replied that ‘I totally understood’ and also was very tired … As my life had been filled with controversy and misunderstandings mostly brought about by me and my odd eccentric nature and personality … The bird went on to communicate that this was one of the things he wanted to talk to me about on this morning … The bird told me that I needed to calm down … And get my quick temper under control … Then went on further to say ‘You have a very active, creative mind, but you need to calm down’ … I then woke up … And was thinking about the dream and the bird … I remember the story of Elijah in the mountain … And how God had spoken to him in His “still small voice.” … And how this experience had changed his life … Ref : 1 Kings 19: ll- 13 … ( Recommend reading the whole chapter) …. As I continued waking up … I had this wonderful feeling that the Holy Spirit had visited me through this lovely bird dream …. How sweet and comforting it was … littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton …Copyright Frank Payton 2 / 24 / 21 …

Mentioned second title of this work THE BERD … in Armenian BERD means FORTRESS …. me thinking GOD IS MY FORTRESS …

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

This post is using 1 Corinthians chapter 15, especially versus 12 – 58 as a reference point … let’s launch into some “revelation knowledge” …

LET’S SEE … I am going to speak on this subject in as plain a language as I can think of … Subject matters like … WHERE ARE THE DEAD? ( I mean like, right now where are they) … Are the out there in a hole in the ground? … How horrible, of course not … Only their temporarily used now dead body is in the grave, not much more than dirt … Without the God-given breath of life we are not much more than dirt …

I will tell you of things that are in the scripture I’ve referenced, that is 1 Corinthians 15, especially versus 12 through 58 … I will lead you to the water but you will have to drink … First we must look at some terminology that you may or may not be aware of … Already having referenced some words in Greek I will speak of words like … CORRUPTIBLE …INCORRUPTABLE … Perishable … Imperishable … MORTAL and IMMORTAL … Now understand I will not be telling you what I think or what I believe or what someone has persuaded me to believe … This is per God’s word, you can check it out yourself … We were made in the Image of God and that means a body, soul, and a spirit … When the fall of ‘Mankind’ happened, brought about by Satan … Harming all that would ever live through Adam-and-Eve … God put a curse on us and put us in a situation where we are only 2/3 of what we should be … ie : having bodies and souls … but God’s spirit is gone … We became spiritually dead … A body and a *soul ( *the seat of our intellect )

So we are born, we live, we die … What I have learned from talking to people is that some care about what happens after we die … Some couldn’t care less … I happen to be one that not only cares but needs to know … Otherwise I can make little sense of this life … A whole lot of trouble and for what?

Reference Luke 16 … AS we talk about some of the most important things that mankind should know … God gave us a Handbook and it is called The Bible and he gave it to us so we would not be ignorant … Remember God says “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” … So when a person dies, and they have not acccepted Christ in their lifetime, they go to paradise … But they still have a mortal soul because they are spiritually dead … So they are in the prison side of paradise waiting for judgement … If a person has accepted Christ they go to Abraham’s bosom … Look at Luke 16 … All about Lazarus and the rich man… There is a ‘gulf’ between the saved and the unsaved that cannot be crossed … What a horrible thing to think about …

Finally …Our flesh bodies are perishable and must put on imperishable ones… Or to use other words … Our corrupt bodies which die, must put on incorruptible which do not die … Our mortal souls must put on immortality … We have to remember that flesh and blood cannot enter the Kingdom of God … I hope this was a good start for you to further your study … littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton …Note : All people that live … Receive a temporary resurrection type body … Again , that resurrection body goes either to the Prison side of paradise … Or the good side, which is Abraham’s bosom… The ones that are in Abraham’s bosom will part of the second coming of Christ and the rapture, the others will remain in prison until the end of the millennium and will go to the great white throne judgement … all for now … Don’t trust me check it out for yourself … I’m just the piano player … I did this in kind of a hurry, so if there are mistakes someone please correct me … I’m teachable …

What you looking at?

THE BIG SLEEP?

The “Gangsters” use terms like … “Hey Joey, take Johnny here, for a swim with the fishes” … or… “Make him some concrete shoes for a walk in the river” … Or, “Give him a dirt bath” … All of these references referring to death and manners of death …

Me however, I have a totally different idea about the “big sleep” as some call it … Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed my time in the flesh spinning on this rock called “earth” through space … Although I don’t necessarily welcome the big sleep, I am looking forward to it, however in my spirit mind I know there won’t be any sleep at all … My body will return to the earth from which it was created and would have been nothing without the breath of life provided by God … Passed down to all from Adam and Eve … You see my friends, if you study Hebrew a little bit, you will learn that when God blew the breath of life into Adam’s nostrils … It really meant in Hebrew, He ( God) blew in, “The Breath of Lives” … That is, “every human being that would ever live”, that includes me and you ..wewere ‘seminally’ in Adam …

I don’t know about you but I long for the days of eternity when I no longer have to count days or wonder how many days I have left, which to me would give me total freedom to experience every moment of life, without fear … Without considerations of death … Or losing loved ones including pets … Of Looking into the face of God … And returning to the original intentions for mankind, prior to the fall ….littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton …

EXPOSING … EXPLAINING ANCIENT ALIEN THEORIES ?

Before I delve into this topic … I want to make a few points … As we consider what I am going to write in this post, I want everyone to be reminded that Satan is in a conflict with God and he has some cheap imitations of the truths presented in the Word of God … Having said that, he also has some very convincing imitations or suggestions that conflict with the Word of God … That is to the undiscerning eye … Remember God says “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” … So this post will be introductory in nature and by no means extensive … It will be a good starting point for anyone that wants to further investigate … let’s begin …

“Yahweh” … At one time in ancient history, the “unspeakable” [ Out of extreme reverence ] sacred name of God ( actually YHWH) revealed Himself in many ways … So my point being is that THE ONE TRUE GOD OF THE BIBLE … Is not an “Anunnaki” … [Please Google for yourself for more info] … The Anunnaki were fallen angels … Check out Hebrews 2: 7 – 8 … Mankind was made a little lower than the angels crowned with glory …

Now … Let’s take a quick look at the story in Genesis 11 … About the ‘Tower of Babel’ … Study for yourself, but the main point is the earth was corrupt and full of violence and God saw that He needed to do something about it, by confusing the languages, because if He didn’t, He believed that man would be capable of almost anything …

So why do I even mention this? … I mention it because we have come full circle from the ancient days … What I mean is the dark evil forces that are at work in the world today; pushing for a one world government, and a globalist agenda … Is the modern day version of the ancient ‘Tower of Babel‘ … I’m telling everyone now God is straight against it … Look at the corruption in Washington DC when men get together, look at the corruption and deception in Governments around the world … When mankind makes their big plans you can rest assured that destruction will follow …

So why do we think that there is a push around the globe for ‘a’ one language? … And that language quite possibly being ‘computer language‘ … We have communication systems that reach into the heavens … Satellites that orbit the earth … That tell the world with virtually no loss of time about the latest technological advancements be they medical, military or whatever …

So … We need to think about the fact that man has been made a little lower than the angels … Also … Wouldn’t it make sense to think that these fallen angels are capable of a bit more than humanity is capable of? … ie: higher technology, providing superior space travel … ETC …Read Ezekiel 1 … Where you will find Ezekiel explaining what I believe to be a spaceship in the language of his day … Ezekiel 1 vs 4 – 20 … However read the whole chapter …

So to continue and advance your study … Through experience, study and IMHO …ALIENS ARE LEFTOVER NEPHILIM OF GENESIS 6 : 4 … Check out the story of Joshua and Caleb as they fought these NEPHILUM … It gives us many clues … To conclude for now … These “aliens” …. Are not what we may believe … And this is mainly due to inaccurate, deceptive human teachings and personal agendas … A lot of these teachings are directly aimed at dishonouring God, to stand against what the real truth is … These fallen angels have been tampering with humanity from the beginning … Ask yourself why were there giants in ancient history? … Scripture supports the fact that fallen angels have mated with humans … God doesn’t care for hybrids but that’s another story, investigate for yourself … There is much more …copyright Coy ( Frank Payton) …

THE PREDICAMENT OF MANKIND

THE FALLEN STATE OF MAN ………..[ I really wanted to just mind my own business, lie down, and go to sleep … but the following was swelling within my brain … I even said to myself … “Don’t write a word” …but there’s no rest for the weary ] …

Who would of thought as we were growing up as innocent children, that upon reaching adulthood (or earlier) we would be faced with the ultimate challenge? … The challenge we would be forced to grow into, would be be the “cause and effect” of all the decisions we would ever make in our life … Most of them ( often un – be knownst to us ) ‘representing’ choices for either life-or-death … Now I don’t believe being either rich or poor, smart or slow, or born into a good or bad family, having either average, or great looking flesh determines finding answers to some of the higher “circumstances” humans find themselves in [ God has plans for each of us] … But of course there are advantages and disadvantages of each individual’s situation … Some rich kids are the worst in the world … Then again, many turn out just fine …

Let me further digress at the starting gate here … Had there not been the fall of Adam-and-Eve resulting in the fallen state of mankind … It’s quite possible that the reproductive system in place prior to the fall, would have been totally different from what we are experiencing in the flesh … Also this is a another study altogether, but there is a scripture where God regrets making mankind in the flesh … * Genesis 6: 6 … We will see the importance of this in some later commentary … Commentary about …

What about God giving men and women (especially men) this burning desire to reproduce … and the enjoyment of each other’s bodies …

And then making laws saying basically ‘hold up’ … Your’e only allowed to be with “one woman or one man” … at least in the New Testament …*Earlier comment about some of the reasons for God’s making restrictions about only one man and one woman, could be the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, and other social problems …

[ One last mention … I fully realize I am talking outside of the box of what might be considered “proper things” to talk about for Christians … At the same time I have always considered myself bold enough to take on controversial or tougher subjects … If you want a good example of men discussing things with God, read the book of Job] …

… Let’s look at part of our predicament … How about the seven deadly sins … Though not specifically mentioned in the Bible, they are implied … Pride … Envy … Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Sloth and Wrath ( or anger) … All of these are products of “The fall of man”, and choosing Satan …

IN YEARS long gone by … I used to work with a gentlemanly Frenchmen and he used to always say “everything in moderation” … I found this to be quite true …

The bottom line about our predicament … For Adam and Eve … [ And the rest of us, having been born ‘positionally’ … ‘In Adam-and-Eve’ and the curse of death, until we come to Christ] …THE SPIRIT OF LIFE …So “Submiiting to God by not partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil meant not giving in to pursuing “Moral Autonomy” … ie: DOING WHAT EVER WE WANTED TO DO …

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom … Or the partaking of the fruit being man judging for himself just what good and evil are … Through Satan we chose the wrong path … Thank God has a plan to deliver us from our predicament …

Now .. I realize there are many divisions in the church about just what the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was … One of them being that it was Satan … Having been cast out from heaven in the first earth age, and the battle of heaven told in Revelation 12 … I think this is certainly possible and plausible … Not necessarily me, but some think it gets sticky with the suggestion that Satan seduced Eve in the garden ie: THE FRUIT being his semen and impregnating her producing the line of Cain… Adam then had sex with Eve making a double pregnancy … Cain and Abel being thus being born … I see the interest in this because why was murder introduced by the first two offspring of Adam-and-Eve? …This friends is another study … Some things may not be able to be known until we get to the other side … littleraventhepoet.blog ….Note: Please don’t discount my study until you have studied for yourself …

AN UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATION

Walking up-and-down the mountain with my dog, pretty much on a daily basis ; I and my twelve year old son, along with my wife would often encounter one of our neighbours, ( Mrs. K … about 28ish ) who had two lovely girls one about five years old, the other two or so … We were always happy to see each other and the girls would pet the dog … The conversation between us could typically be on many different subjects … On this particular day there was a different feel in the air , ( as it was just me and our dog trying to hold conversation) … I desperately tried to overcome the awkwardness that was not typical between us … So I said to the five year old … “Who is your best friend, your mom or your dad?” I looked over to K … As she gave me a look of disapproval at asking the question … I said … ” Let me rephrase that, “Who do you like better your mom or your dad?” … Mrs. K looked at me as she cleared her throat in disbelief of my asking … Ok …” Let’s start over,” I said, “When you get older, who do you think will give you a better allowance, mom or dad?” …I realized after glancing at Mrs K the conversation should end immediately … I said as I pulled my dog in an effort to move along and end the conversation … while half whispering to myself “Let’s go home pooch, our work is done here.” … This was awkward at the least …

The above story is fiction, I wanted to practice my story telling, it was based on the humor that this imagined encounter produced in me … Because I would never ask such asinine questions that is unless someone pissed me off … [ smirk ] … littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton …

THINGS I’D RATHER DO

Things I’d rather do than have a conversation with my wife … Load up a large spoon with peanut butter and peanuts and watch my dog enjoy it … Have both my thumbs cut off with no anaesthetic … Drive my car off of a 200′ drop onto a large quarry stone … With a the full tank of gas … Grind up a 12 oz glass with my teeth and swallow it with no water … shit myself on a hot summer day with no water or clean up in sight for a hundred miles … Play Play Russian roulette with a six chamber revolver that has five bullets in it … Be shot in the back of the head and tossed into a mass grave … littleraventhepoet.blog … Frank Payton …