Monday November 4th began writing about what occurred on Sunday November 3rd
Yesterday’s journey began when I awoke from a peaceful sleep suddenly thinking how it was the day to set the clock back one hour to daylight savings time and I could wait or get up no matter what time it was and get it done. I chose to get up and immediately saw that it was 3:33 AM which of course meant it was according to man-made convention now 2:33 AM. But, the most profound message to come later was already materializing and the time was a cue. Just the evening before in a written communication with a dear friend in a faraway country who had mentioned acquiring knowledge through some new studies that to me might be too New Age pseudoscience not giving deference to Christianity. So I went on to inquire and discuss my concern in a lengthy letter.
My friends interest in what some might consider pseudoscience got me interested in knowing just what some are studying in this topic and I have to say my first instinctual as well as life experience based thought was it’s something occult! I know how some people these days go off the rails with the occult and “new age religion” craze or even pagan beliefs, I’ve even seen how some who profess to believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior whether Catholic, Protestant, Baptist or any other Christian sect went from practicing that faith to being a pagan in 3 simple steps basically! Some may know I speak my mind and I’ve experienced or learned enough by now to at least know what the basic gig is all about for us humans who are children of God’s, regarding our purpose for being here. But, my old school standard belief system which many esoteric or highfalutin modernists find boring and stupid is something I’m absolutely sure is the TRUTH. The simple basic fundamental is that this is a battle between good and evil and a war for souls which have free-will. Choice is involved and overtime each soul is given full opportunity to be in the light ultimately or dwell in darkness and evil for eternity! God is the only being that “Created” anything and all of this and beyond our capabilities to perceive further is the creation of the all-knowing, all loving omnipotent God. I did study other man-made religions over decades and Hindus, Buddhists and especially Muslims of Nation of Islam follow concocted by man systems of belief; but nobody can lay claim to what Jesus Christ said and did, He is God and His plan of Salvation through the New and Everlasting Covenant with humanity is the only one to eternal Life. Nothing else even comes close to having that absolute truth and power that God performed on the cross to take away our sins and imperfection in order to allow us our own Free Will, but to become Absolute and Holy in order to be with Him.
I have seen how some belief systems either through design or even malicious intent are constructed to lead people away from God and to falsehood I’m sorry to say. In some cases these can be pathways to diabolical forces that are quite evil in purpose and intent.
I’m confident that you are of course aware of the controversy involved and in this quote, it is only a scratching of the surface of the reason why these practices will not be on solid ground with many others that see as I do the fundamental flaws inherent in them; and more importantly especially to God, as this one Scriptural quote spells it out pointblank for those with faith.
I’m already positive about the truth of why I was born and where I’m going when I die here on earth, which could be at any moment as our lives are fragile and inevitably we all die one way or another; but the same basic truth remains for me, which is that Jesus Christ is who He said He was and is; that “He alone is the way the path (absolute truth) and the life and none come to the Father but by the Son!” John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
I told my friend who was studying a variety of schools of thought in dealing with the mind and spirituality, how I already knew about hypnotherapy having used it, or a form of it referred to as “relaxation technique” when learning to fly aircraft decades ago to remove undue stress or fears and prepare for lessons, especially solo ones.
But, I suggested caution to my friend when she said some disciplines can touch on the subject of how Jesus Christ communicated with His heavenly Father in terms of science which prompted me to say Jesus our Lord was God in human flesh and spirit form but that part of the “Holy Trinity” that was physically here on earth while His Father was in heaven and the go between is the Holy Spirit of God which we can talk to as referred to in the Book of John and other Holy Scriptures, as the Comforter when we pray to Jesus Christ that is who He sends to us is God’s Holy Spirit. Trying to explain this with other philosophies, or science, which is also a form of philosophy to define and explain the tangible or material world, is a fool’s errand because the WORD of God, Holy Scripture, is the only device or means we have of discussion or modality from which to draw any insight aside from or through our prayer. I went on to say can you point out to me some specific Holy Scriptures that indicate precisely what some people are referring to in man-made templates about communing with God they are referencing in such studies about how God and Jesus communicated while He was on earth in the flesh, and even why He would want us to try figuring out such a thing, which for all intent and purposes would be impossible? And, especially if He didn’t instruct us on the matter and declare that we must! I can surmise that there are those that think they are or can be as smart as God which we know was something that the fallen ones did in the pre-earth age, and still many do try that now, or those who think themselves gods in a sense. We at our best are His humble little servants who follow only His will; nothing or no one else’s, only He knows what is best for us as only He knows all things! There is the extreme danger for anyone fooling around with man-made concocted theories and the opening of a Pandora’s Box, or portal to things not of God and actually contrary to believing in Him or trusting Him alone. A plain illustration is Voodoo in its pagan form or even Voodoo Junk Science.
Further in Scripture Jesus Christ told us that none come to the Father but through the Son and when we pray to Him that He sends us the Comforter which is His Holy Spirit; and why should we think there is anything more to it than that?
Previously I also mentioned the Holy Trinity to my friend in that letter and just hours later a very profound thing occurred when out for my early morning walk with my dog that I think it connects the dots precisely.
I’ll also say my friends reply to my letter contained three angel symbols at the end of the letter prior to my bringing any of this up as well, because what I’m about to explain hadn’t even happened yet. Very nice how dots get connected how they should without even trying! 🙏 😇😇😇
So, after setting all older analog clocks back one hour I decided to stay up and do some writing. A few hours passed quickly and the sun was rising when I realized it would be good to take my dog for her morning walk a bit earlier than usual while its very peaceful and quiet. We left the house and I felt the cooler brisk morning air of fall that now replaced those stuffy humid summer mornings of just several weeks ago. We walked on about a mile to a cove and followed along its shore until we reached an area we sometimes sit quietly taking in all of the natural and man-made activity. It was all so beautiful with a vivid actual piecing dreamy reality. After sitting for about 10 minutes I asked my dog who had been lying next to me if she wanted to do more walking, she immediately got up and showed she was ready to press on! As we did walk ahead we approached a large hill which has a road leading up away from the shoreline. As we got to the top of this road we could proceed in one of three directions; go straight on or take a hard left or take a hard right! We had taken any of the three paths on many previous occasions but when I said to my dog do you want to take the big walk she immediately went right which is the longer path to take and we hadn’t done that for a while. As we walked on not even a minute my attention was drawn to two cars parked in a driveway on our immediate right and saw that one had a plate with the two letters and then three numerals which in this case were 333. I realized that was very fitting and we went on to the next juncture when my dog didn’t hesitate and led me down a walking path and off of the road, again down to the shore and standing in their majesty were some cedar trees close to the end of the path next to the ocean. It happens to be a location noted for its history of cedar trees by the ocean, as well it’s a great spot to sit and meditate or pray. Some interesting tie-in here is that back during the 18th century the Maronite Christians used a white flag with the cedar tree, with reference to the Bible (Psalms 92:12, “the righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon”). “It symbolizes immortality and steadiness.”
“Throughout the Bible, up to the last chapter of Revelation, trees are seen as important to mankind. Many varieties of trees are cited in the Bible. The cedar became even a temple in Scriptures.”
“Cedar trees are mentioned in the Bible and by classical writers who were enthralled by the tree’s size and majesty. The branches of the cedar tree are wide and grow almost parallel to the ground, making the tree appear to be constructed of successively higher floors made of greenery.” (Garden Guides)
So as my dog and I sat there, again looking out over the open water as we did earlier on our trek, suddenly coming up on the right out from around some old dock pylons out in the water that had been obscuring our view was this big beautiful pure white swan and as if that wasn’t enough to my surprise two more swans came around following closely behind the first! Seeing those three beautiful white swans was breathtaking, again with a piecing dreamy reality!
We took all of this joyous beauty in then proceeded with our walk back home while along the way I contemplated the connections God had just revealed of my being aware of all these 3’s coming up and the direct symbolism and meaning contained in all of these factors of the communication with my friend; and then the events of the morning revolving around the Holy Trinity and how we do communicate with God through His Holy Spirit just like Jesus Christ said to us in the Holy Scriptures. These guideposts during the walk are evidence that God was with us every step of the way and has spoken to us in this mystical but real way to make it clear we are on the right track or path to His Kingdom! We should never doubt for a second that He is who He said He was when He died on the cross for us and that He wants all of us to be saved to everlasting Life with Him in Heaven. Having faith in Him is what it’s going to take for each of us and then He alone will take care of everything!
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT New Living Translation
Swan Meaning, and Messages
“In this case, swan symbolism heralds the development of our intuitive abilities and altered states of awareness. In other words, we are going to be shown new ways of thinking, breathing and going with the flow of life.
Like the giraffe, swan meaning also asks you to accept your ability to know what lies ahead. Therefore you should follow hunches and pay attention to your instincts. While doing this, you must also not forget to honor your feminine intuitive side.
Alternatively, swan symbolism is reminding you of your inner grace and beauty. This poise is something that you must allow to shine forth for others to see.”
“Know that you have the social skills, grace, style and poise to accomplish anything you choose!” -Swan
Additional Associations for Swan
- spiritual evolution
“The swan that gracefully moves on a lake is a picture of elegance in motion but what is hidden from the eye is the activity going on beneath the water’s surface. We don’t see the hard work conducted by the swan’s webbed feet which propels the graceful motion we see and admire.
The swan’s movement is an ideal metaphor for expertise and excellence. We admire the very best in their fields because they are able to make the sublime look easy. They are like white swans. They do all the hard work in the shadows and display excellence and elegance in the open. It is common consensus that genius makes the hard look ridiculously easy, thus giving the impression that it is effortless”.
“Albert Einstein once said that “the secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
The Holy Trinity
“For there are Three that bear witness in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these Three are Beliefs and Believers-Trinity the Christian doctrine defines God as three divine persons: The Father, The Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit.”
Update: Today Sunday November 10th I took the same walk at the same time with my dog and the weather was practically identical, quite quiet and serene at the water’s edge; but along the way the car with the 3’s on the plate not there and the swans were nowhere to be seen anywhere in the entire bay area within view!
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Thank you, and I have to some extent but will continue whether there is interest or not I must take a stand on many important things as well as express my heart! I seek God’s Holy Spirit for guidance. That to me is all that matters. Everything else is academic!
God Bless You and Yours. Amen.
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Worth reading I am a hindu n I red bible just once I think it’s time 2 red bible again good luck my friend
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Hello and blessings to you my friend Nitin! I appreciate your good thoughts which are inspiring and encouraging. That is so good that you read the Bible and want to read it again. As you read it the Holy Spirit of God will come to you offering insight and guidance. When I was very young I too read the Bible and many of its words stayed with me all these years helping me. Today just before reading your comment I heard and read Bible Scripture on a Christian television program that Jesus had spoken when He was on earth which I think is such great and good news to all people; “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Yes my friend there is indeed much good news for we people who are created in the image of God, even the fact that we exist and from that first moment of creation the multitude of blessings began that can be ours for eternity by knowing and having faith in Him!
Good luck to you too!
नमस्कार और आपको आशीर्वाद मेरे मित्र नितिन! मैं आपके अच्छे विचारों की सराहना करता हूं जो प्रेरणादायक और उत्साहवर्धक हैं। यह इतना अच्छा है कि आप बाइबल पढ़ते हैं और इसे फिर से पढ़ना चाहते हैं। जैसा कि आप इसे पढ़ते हैं, परमेश्वर की पवित्र आत्मा आपको अंतर्दृष्टि और मार्गदर्शन प्रदान करती है। जब मैं बहुत छोटा था तब मैंने भी बाइबल पढ़ी थी और इसके कई शब्द इन सालों तक मेरे साथ रहे। आज आपकी टिप्पणी को पढ़ने से ठीक पहले मैंने एक ईसाई टेलीविजन कार्यक्रम पर बाइबल शास्त्र को सुना और पढ़ा, जो यीशु ने उस समय कहा था जब वह पृथ्वी पर था, जो मुझे लगता है कि सभी लोगों के लिए इतनी बड़ी और अच्छी खबर है; “चोर केवल चोरी करने और मारने और नष्ट करने के लिए आता है; मैं आया था कि उनके पास जीवन हो सकता है, और बहुतायत से हो सकता है।” जॉन 10:10
हां मेरे दोस्त वास्तव में हम लोगों के लिए बहुत अच्छी खबर है जो भगवान की छवि में बनाए गए हैं, यहां तक कि तथ्य यह है कि हम मौजूद हैं और सृजन के पहले क्षण से आशीर्वाद की भीड़ शुरू हुई जो विश्वास और ज्ञान होने से अनंत काल के लिए हमारी हो सकती है उसमें!
भाग्य आपका भी साथ दे!
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Nitin Singh, Yes my Friend the world is changing and gaps between cultures and history are being bridged so that a singular path to eternity is being provided for God’s children to find their way home as brothers and sisters to Him the Creator which He planned since before time existed; and all of this is from love and the birth of free will that God created in order that we can make our choices to do what is right or wrong, because only out of true choice can come real love and not slavery.
I’m happy my letter was meaningful and appreciated by you and your ancestors all the way back to their beginning time to do what is good and right. I agree with you and what Mark Twain said about your ancient land and people! He was a very wise and good natured man. I feel privileged to connect in this simple but remote way with such an ancient place that I never knew except in a small way by studying history of the world and far away countries like yours.
Of course Dr. Singh is a great man and messenger from your people and old world with great history and he is one man who bought so much good to our new world here, which proves God is so great and works within mankind in very amazing, mysterious and caring ways continually bringing forth improvement and growth to the hearts and minds of humans. Let us pray that we do God’s will here on earth to the best of our abilities! God’s Blessings to You and Your Family. Peace be with you.
नितिन सिंह, हां मेरा दोस्त दुनिया बदल रही है और संस्कृतियों और इतिहास के बीच अंतराल को तेज किया जा रहा है ताकि भगवान के बच्चों को उनके भाई के लिए घर खोजने के लिए अनंत काल तक एक विलक्षण मार्ग प्रदान किया जा रहा है जो उन्हें निर्माता के रूप में दिखाते हैं जो उन्होंने पहले से ही योजना बनाई थी। समय मौजूद था; और यह सब प्रेम और स्वतंत्र जन्म से है जो ईश्वर ने बनाया है ताकि हम यह चुनाव कर सकें कि जो सही या गलत है उसे करने के लिए हम चुनाव कर सकते हैं, क्योंकि सच्चे विकल्प में से केवल वास्तविक प्रेम ही आ सकता है और गुलामी नहीं।
मुझे खुशी है कि मेरा पत्र सार्थक था और आपके और आपके पूर्वजों ने उनके शुरुआती समय में जो भी अच्छा और सही है, उसे करने के लिए सराहना की। मैं आपसे सहमत हूँ और मार्क ट्वेन ने आपकी प्राचीन भूमि और लोगों के बारे में क्या कहा! वह बहुत समझदार और अच्छा स्वभाव का इंसान था। मैं इस सरल लेकिन सुदूर तरीके से इतनी प्राचीन जगह के साथ जुड़ने का सौभाग्य महसूस करता हूं जो दुनिया के इतिहास और आपके जैसे दूर के देशों का अध्ययन करके मैं कभी नहीं जानता था।
बेशक डॉ। सिंह आपके लोगों और पुरानी दुनिया के महान इतिहास के साथ एक महान व्यक्ति और संदेशवाहक हैं और वह एक ऐसे शख्स हैं जिन्होंने हमारी नई दुनिया के लिए इतना अच्छा खरीदा है, जो यह साबित करता है कि ईश्वर बहुत महान है और बहुत ही अद्भुत तरीके से मानव जाति के भीतर काम करता है, रहस्यमय और देखभाल करने वाले तरीके मनुष्यों के दिल और दिमाग में लगातार सुधार और वृद्धि ला रहे हैं। आइए हम प्रार्थना करें कि हम अपनी क्षमताओं के अनुसार पृथ्वी पर ईश्वर की इच्छा पूरी करें! आप और आपके परिवार के लिए भगवान का आशीर्वाद आपको शांति मिले।
The following comment exchange is one that transpired between myself and a fellow blogger on her recent article about her visit to the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem that I believe is an example of doing just what my blog is pointing out should be our goal for each day as we walk with Jesus Christ.
Sally, such a special replica icon but moreover what an incredible experience and story you share! Yes, that is where it all began the acknowledgement and answer to all of our earthly prayers and hopes with the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ!
I’m very happy you shared this with us out here to add into our inspirations and prayers of observance during this Christmas season. Thank You!
God Bless You and Yours. Amen.
“Hi Lawrence, good to hear from you and thanks for the kind comments. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas season.
Seeing the humble cave where Christ was born makes one realize the awesomeness that the baby born there is the Saviour of the world. Let us continue to declare his mighty name.” 🤗
Hi Sally, thank you, and may you and your family have a most blessed Christmas as well.
“Jesus Christ the Savior” of the world as you said began His mission to the cross here on earth in such a humble Spartan setting is truly profound and unmistakably key in His theme of how much greatness and good there is in the most fundamental and simplest of truths. He Jesus, the perfect example of a human being for any of us to hope to exemplify in our own inner character and behavior as we follow Him doing His will on earth as in heaven.
I believe that Jesus demonstrated to us even in His most humble birth, He who is our divine “Savior and Lord God;” that we are only required to have “faith in Him” from whatever our own worldly station in life may be to gain eternal life and His glorious kingdom; we do well to allow our own humility to shine from our most inner heart, which is precious most to Him. Immediately what comes to my heart and mind is His many examples of the mustard seed.
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Jesus makes it clear that it is not the volume of faith that makes impossible things happen, because faith “the size of a mustard seed”—very tiny—can accomplish the impossible. What did He mean?”
To me Sally this says clearly that genuine Faith from the heart coming from anyone who will humble themselves to Him in this way will accomplish and gain the otherwise impossible!
“When the apostles heard that they must extend forgiveness in such an expansive (and impossible) way, they assumed they had to conjure up this kind of love themselves. If they had more faith, they could do it. By telling them that even faith the size of a mustard seed would be enough to work wonders, Jesus immediately shifts the emphasis away from the wonder worker and on to the Worker of wonders. It is not the size of our faith but its Object that makes all the difference. If we are thinking about the size of our faith, we are thinking about ourselves. If we are thinking about the impossibility of what needs to happen, such as forgiving others endlessly, we would do well to think about God and His unlimited power. To believe that God can do anything in and through us simply takes faith. Jesus uses the metaphor of a mustard seed to emphasize that impossible things are accomplished when our faith in God—our trust in Him to hear our prayers and act on our behalf—is exercised. It is not the amount of faith that matters but its quality. Faith is the human action through which the power of God is released in the world. With God, nothing is impossible (see Gen 18:14; Mt19:26; Lk 1:37).”
These additional Holy Scriptures help us to see clearly what His message as well as hope is for us all. His gift to us on Christmas, His glorious, miraculous birth and offering of Himself to us out of the most high and absolute love in all of existence!
A Merry and Joyous Christmas to You and All. Amen. 🤗
And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.
He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.”
And He said, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? “It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE.”
So He was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and THE BIRDS OF THE AIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES.”
“Beautiful writing, Lawrence. Yes, for sure, we need to humble ourselves to receive the gift of faith, which initially is small, like a mustard seed, but grows as we are nurtured by God’s word, worship, and the encouragement of other believers🤗.”
So beautifully said Sally. Your words just put it into a nutshell; I mean a mustard seed! 🤗.
Dear Brother Lawrence–your faith blessed my day hugely. We need more people to proclaim the Truth and the Name of JESUS. The world is so deceived. Thank you for your post–and by the way, I stumbled on your blog courtesy of Sarita (sp?). May God bless you abundantly during this marvelous season of Christ’s birth–and in the New Year. Avia ❤
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❤ That is beautiful Sister Avia that your day was touched in a special way that only the Lord could do between such distant ships on the sea of life that know nothing of each other until His Holy Spirit brings such a blessing! I always said miracles are happening every moment; indeed existence that we live in and contemplate is the greatest miracle of the tangible but the best is yet to come and that is why we must seek to do His will on earth as His children and servants until we are prepared to enter into the greatest miracle of all that exceeds all material comprehension. You’re so right about the world having been grossly deceived especially in the last few decades while the darkness and evil gathers to inflict destruction upon God’s children. But, you are also spot-on about this marvelous season of Christ’s birth and His conquering of all evil, sin and even death for anyone who will accept Him into their heart as their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Miracles and so much more are there for the asking! Thank you for your beautiful thoughts and God Bless You and Yours this Christmas season and on through the New Year! Amen. Miracles and so much more are there for the asking!
Thank you for replying to me–we can REJOICE IN HIM, no matter our circumstances. Many are suffering sorrow at this time of year, and I have compassion–as no one has the perfect life here on Earth, and even Believers are under attack. You are so right–God’s splendid miracles “and more” abound, and He is a most generous Father. Hallelujah!!! Emmanuel comes to live in our hearts! ❤
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You’re welcome Avia and what you said here is so true! We can and should rejoice because as devout Christians and “True Believers” in our Savior Jesus Christ, we know we are assured victory over all that seeks to ruin and destroy; we now live for the Resurrection that He alone gave to us on Calvary, from that final moment on the cross when He said with His own lips; “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit.” And when He had said this, He breathed His last.(Luke 23:46)
I do believe that His New and Everlasting Covenant was completed in that precise moment; “The Everlasting Covenant that was ratified by the blood of Christ is the New Covenant.”
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