“You will be scolded if you are a sacred servant of Mine … do not deny Me. I will protect you, so that you can serve Me…”

“When you defend My Word, you will be deemed to be cruel, unkind and lacking in sympathy to those who do not believe in God”

Yes it has begun as many already are serving the beast system and false god the antichrist to come upon the world stage in the short term as we are in the End Time now! Many profess inclusivity of all creeds, social orders, gender identity sexual preferences, CRT, Political Correctness, universal income or other communist agendas and all of the LGBTQ militant mindsets which are all man-made constructs based on lies and hypocrisy having nothing to do with God Almighty and His Plan for Humanity the Truth of which has been revealed by what Jesus Christ imparted to us through His complete sacrifice of Himself as the Lamb of God who came to take away all of our sins in order to cleanse our immortal souls before God to make us worthy to be in the presence of God the Father and His Absolute perfection and holiness; making us worthy and capable of being redeemed to everlasting eternal life and happiness as children of God in heaven.

Take heed and open your eyes and minds to what is going on in this out of control evil infested world which is ruled by the unholy one Satan! Look at all of this deception, governments, media, entertainment industries all pushing clever or decadent lies and see how little time you have left taking all of this mayhem as your warning to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior who does love you beyond comprehension and wants nothing to go wrong in your personal salvation which is near at hand! So you only need to accept Him now into your heart giving all of your heart to Him alone in order to be saved from eternal damnation, where so many are going but don’t you be one of them; you can make it to heaven you only need to have faith in Jesus Christ and accept His gift of love to you but no wishy-washy half-truth or pretending that you accept His gift while you also try to satisfy the world living in the Ways of this Fallen World as your primary focus or false god; that is a dead-end no matter how much anyone dreams of it not being by some man-made falsehood! We and this world all must die forever separated from God and that is because Satan contaminated it with Death in the Garden of Eden!

There is no other answer believe me in this one thing, but most important please hurry and turn to Jesus Christ; I’m only a foot soldier and screaming out to anyone listening to not be fooled! Jesus Christ is going to save you from all harm and death just pray to Him to come into your heart now; He hears you and the Father in heaven will send you the Comforter the Holy Spirit to guide you with Jesus leading you with His right hand!
God Bless You!

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III




When you defend My Word, you will be deemed to be cruel, unkind and lacking in sympathy to those who do not believe in God

5 August 2013 @ 6:33pm; Message 0868

My dearly beloved daughter, how I weep with sadness when I see the terrible division which looms within My Church on Earth.The bitterness of My Agony is eased though, by those who truly love Me and who already feel concern for the way in which My Body is being treated.

You must never feel the need to accept any deed, action or words which are against Me. If you feel uncomfortable with what you witness, within my Church, by those who swear that they are in union with Me, when they desecrate My Body,you must follow your heart. I Am with you every second of this great apostasy and for those who will…

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Researchers WARN: mRNA injections may permanently alter human DNA

“Has the capability to forever alter recipients’ genomic DNA, making them more susceptible to disease and death.”

This is precisely the intent not unintended consequences but instead disastrous intended consequences and the injections continue now even upon little children which shows the wanton diabolical mind-set of all those involved in this massive global charade! All of this made exponentially worse by the absolute fact that Americans in positions of power, aka Biden, Fauci, Gates, Soros and many others were directly involved and facilitated this diabolical plan!

Comrade General Chi Haotian of the Communist Chinese Party stated decades ago that biological weapons were being developed and would be used in the future to attack and take over America as the Communist nation the Red Dragon was going to implode under its own enormous demand of the 2.2 Billion people and how appropriate land for sustainability was already becoming scarce or otherwise would be unable to sustain the basic needs of the communist nattion! America was and is seen as the land to conquer and be the new China domain to come! And then onto complete global conquest.

A well-known speech by Comrade General Chi Haotian, Vice-Chairman Of China’s Military Commission, in December, 2005 gives the world insight into the truth; things he was saying back in 2001 and earlier.

Here are some excerpts to prove that the Chinese openly discussed using biological warfare not only against the US, but on their own people.

“Western countries established colonies all around the world, therefore giving themselves an advantage on the issue of living space. To solve this problem, we must lead the Chinese people into going outside of China, so that they can develop outside of China.

Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization. Therefore, solving the ‘issue of America’ is the key to solving all other issues.

In the long run, the relationship of China and the United States is one of a life-and-death struggle.

Only by using special means to ‘clean up’ America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves.

There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio weapons have been invented one after another. Of course, we have not been idle; in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of ‘cleaning up’ America all of a sudden.

When Comrade Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central Committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focused instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country.”

Follow the many links to other articles of mine contained here within this posting. Many of the best experts around the globe have been saying all of this since the fraud began!



Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

The Trailblazing Patriot

BY ETHANH // 2021-04-12Mastodon



Researchers fromHarvard Universityand theMassachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)are warningthat the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology used in Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” has the capability to forever alter recipients’ genomic DNA, making them more susceptible to disease and death. Their December preprint paper contains findings about wild coronaviruses that challenge the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) narrative that synthetic mRNA from Chinese virus injections cannot enter cell nuclei where DNA resides. It also questions the CDC claim that cells get rid of this synthetic mRNA “soon after it is finished using the programmed instructions.” “Under ordinary circumstances, the body makes (‘transcribes’) mRNA from the DNA in a cell’s nucleus. The mRNA then travels out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm, where it provides instructions about which proteins to make,” explainsChildren’s Health Defense(CHD) about how the…

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Pro-Choice Advocate Alyssa Milano at One Time Felt Her Miscarriages Were ‘Punishment’ for Her Abortions

She is A Voice of Sin and A Whore of Babylon

“Mistakes happen. Things happen,” Milano continued. She then seemed to imply that she had nothing to feel guilty about with regard to her abortions, but rather those feelings were a result of patriarchal cultural beliefs.”

“Milano, who was raised Catholic, did describe how she felt haunted by her previous abortions, at one point feeling that they were the cause of her miscarriage.”

This is no Catholic!  A Biden Catholic = $469 Billion! To Kill the Unborn!

“I definitely had this moment of, ‘Well, I’m being punished, basically, for abortions in my twenties.’ And it took me — I didn’t realize that at the time — it took a while in therapy that that was something I was putting on myself,”

She was punished? What about the innocent helpless babies you murdered; that were torn apart as they slumber? You don’t know what punishment and suffering is; but you will!

“But then there was a lot that I wanted to do before I had children. And the point was that I was given a choice to control my life and control my own destiny.”

What a disgusting human train wreck; not a shred of true remorse for the unborn lives that she initiated and then destroyed; and all she is saying “is it was about me and what I want and when I want” but she sure wanted all the irresponsible sex didn’t she; that’s a given with  the unrighteous!!! Totally irresponsible, self-centered and disrespecting the precious God Given Miracle of Life, God and even her own life! And that is not a person with no clue about what she is doing; she did it willingly and all to satisfy her own sinful thinking or desires!!!

No repentance in this woman, so therefore Jesus Christ will say to her!

“26Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27And he will answer, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers.’ 28There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves are thrown out.” Luke 13: 26, 27, 28

“I was given a choice to control my life and control my own destiny.”

She speaks for death and Satan; as she gave up her life with those innocent unborn human beings out of defiance and sin; True transgression against God and His plan for any of us who follow Jesus Christ; that is what Destiny is all about, not what we foolish broken fallible tempted by the Devil human beings decide what is our Destiny!

This woman I’ve said for years is an abomination promoting horrible sin to other women! She has been a Poster Child for #MeToo, and yet can be this arrogant about her own heinous sin and the murder of Unborn Human Beings! Hypocrite!!!

She is a fixture of the radical Left Hollywood scene, and I was out there and blew it all off because I saw all of its trappings, and sin; for far too many lead that style of life who partakes of fame and easy money, and the accompanying decadent sin! I saw the demonic out there; and I dare say she may be speaking with demons!

Unless she fully repents and admits all of her heinous abominable sin before God and the world she is doomed to everlasting punishment! She is marking God Almighty!
God bless all of the unborn!

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III





ByDale Chamberlain-November 9, 2021

Alyssa Milano Abortion
RhododendritesCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Common

Actress and pro-choice advocate Alyssa Milano was recently a guest on People’s “Me Becoming Mom” podcast with Zoë Ruderman, where she shared about her experiences with abortion, miscarriages, pregnancy and motherhood.

During the interview, Milano said that, at one time, she felt her miscarriages were “punishment” for the abortions she had when she was in her 20s.

Ruderman began the interview by asking whether Milano always wanted to be a mother, to which Milano replied in the affirmative. However, Milano expressed that she wanted to wait to have a baby until she was in a relationship with the right man. After she married her current husband in 2009, Milano felt that the time had come.

“We started trying pretty immediately, because I got married when I was 36,” Milano said. “I got pregnant…

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Hearing His voice in my Heart

“this if you will, wake up and smell the coffee moment happens; our epiphany”

Another unmistakable and profound message came to me from our Lord Jesus!

Last evening about the same time I was tired but determined to send out a message to a reply I received late yesterday afternoon to my previous comment I made the day before yesterday!  Now if you like jigsaw puzzles as much as I do you will understand how good  a feeling it is to see pieces to an evolving puzzle seemingly falling into place!

I believe without a doubt God is making His will known and leading the way here in what to me is as I call it connecting the dots in converging converging conversations and interacting events; and to me there is nothing I love seeing happen more because this is what the Lord’s Prayer states  succinctly  being most imperative; Thy Will be done on earth as it is  in heaven!  What’s more I’m so truly humbled and sorry at the same time because I’m nobody yet God allows and actually intervenes this way in my life and I just say Lord, I’m not worthy but I know you’ve shown such amazing grace and love to me that my heart is wanting to burst with sorrow and shame before you for not being the best person because I tell myself even though I’ve never been truly bad or evil I hate that I screwed up or not done better for you; and just been a fallen human being which I know you understand it all far better than I can fathom, the length and breath of it all the enormous gravity of failure that hangs over mankind and yet they produce so much more of it, far worse in many cases than all past transgressions and most frown or walk around with heads held high. 

But just like this Scripture tells us; “9What then? Are we any better? Not at all. For we have already made the charge that Jews and Greeks alike are all under sin. 10As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one. 11There is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.” Romans 3:10

This verse is  so absolutely true but yet I know you haven’t given up on us all and I have learned and witnessed what Amazing Grace you are Lord! 

“Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch; like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. 2. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear. The hour I first believed!”

I have believed since a boy but did I really know what it was like to truly believe and know what that is like; no I only learned over time and through trials and tribulations, some serious suffering which was a blessing making sure I carried my cross as I must!

Now  to clarify this more for all to understand for the sake of all, I’ve always been a good  guy in most cases better than many and always wanting to protect and watch after others; I was brought up the right way and I was blessed with a good sensitive heart that many who loved me when growing up nurtured  that good in me and then I quite naturally in turn did the same for others around me!  But regardless sin gets us all one way or another and all fall short of the glory of God!

Now  what I’m saying here should coalesce easily when I provide these couple of pieces to a puzzle or picture that God through the Holy Spirit has Divinely influenced as I and others have our hearts open to Jesus and allow the will of the Father to permeate our souls; then Jesus leads the way making it a smooth transition or at least something that we can handle.

First this text that came to me will fit very well with what I wrote last evening as you will see.  These following quoted words I provide were not solicited by me at all but came to my email inbox at about the same time of evening as when I began writing last night.

“Then there are the non-believers, many of them good people. They use human intellect to put forth all the reasons why God does not Exist. Yet they, including many of their Christian counterparts who are lukewarm in their faith – will run to Me first. Their hearts will be unlocked and because they will only see what witness I bring to bear, they will know that I Call them.  They won’t resist Me, unlike those stubborn souls who think they know more about the promise I made to return to present the Final Covenant, than Me.

Every task I give you, will lead to more and more nations taking up My Cross to create the one pathway towards Me. Never hesitate to walk alongside Me when I Call you, because when you respond to Me, you will destroy the power of evil. Evil may cause you pain, but when you allow Me to guide you, you can overcome any obstacle in your way.

I love you and I guide you, just as I protect My Prayer Groups around the world.

Your Jesus”

20 May 2013 @ 10:52pm; Message 0798

Those words provided by:

Now to what I wrote last evening that corresponds beautifully and I hope it all touches you or inspires as it has me to turn more so to our Lord for all of our needs and guidance in these extremely dangerous and troubled times and worse to come!

First of all I have to say WOW! I’m telling you this is some beautiful writing and to the heart and soul of what is going on in this world or what it’s all about and why we are here; really!  You’re so right how so many people don’t connect to this or get it; as you mentioned when we are just teens or some people even into middle age and beyond, they keep fighting the Truth that is really deep inside and nothing in this world will  bridge the gap or fill the void necessary to give that sense of completeness and joy which isn’t a material tangible thing  as it transcends time and space but it must and does exist most assuredly; as we think our lives here in this limited material plane is the what we are an all we can be, when it’s not even scratching the surface of what exists beyond our comprehension and indeed our limited cognitive perceptions!   This is where Jesus Christ can surely come in to make sure we see more than this surface value of life here, and know that He is real and absolutely wants to share all He has to offer with us out of His infinite love, and to totally fulfill us; filling us with His love and glory in a complete existence that is something that we don’t have the ability to fathom now which is why Trusting Him becomes so imperative.  Because He has told us that He wants us to walk with him and follow for a while carrying our crosses in a difficult circumstance, but, He has promised us that staying on our path doing the Father’s will is the only way to live, and to everlasting life in His kingdom!

We can see how very short our time here really is comparatively speaking in the cosmic sense of space time, our being part of the universe and its vastness, yet each of us is barely a blip on the radar, just small flickering flames like candles in the breeze not much hope it would seem to really matter to the universe, and like the old saying, “here today gone tomorrow,” is really how it measures up to be a human being in a place that in terms of the entire known universe is about 13 Billion years old and the earth around 4.5 Billion.  Depending on what school of thought and hard evidence we consider many scientists figure a forerunner of we humans was beginning life on earth about 6 Millions years ago and advanced to the more human form that we actually consider to be us more classically around 300,000 years ago, to be followed by actual Homo sapiens who were the actual ancestors that began civilization only about 6000 years ago!

Now I’m a bit tired at the moment and I know I brought this up for good reason which off the top of my head I want to say that the mystery and absolute awe of existence is profoundly captivating to me but when I place myself and my mere life into this perspective I have to admit if I have my wits about me, what can I actually amount to or what significance can I really have in the big picture or a universe and billions of people! Not much as I see it and you rightly mentioned how when we are very young we are so full of exuberance and dreams of making an impact or really becoming somebody so that others and maybe the whole world will say wow, you really did something with your life and you’re a kind of important person!  Now I have to laugh and say I felt that and know so differently now how that doesn’t mean anything it’s all a lot of hot air and whimsical nonsense!  Because say for example the universe goes on like it has been for another few Billion years and in that time the sun could become a red giant and the nearest planets including earth would be absorbed into the sun and eventually the red giant would under its own weight and gravity become a white dwarf! Just considering these concepts helps me to put my own life into perspective and realize that even all of earthly civilization amounts to nothing but a hill of beans, unless there is a lot more going on than meets the eye and that the human mind isn’t capable of fathoming!

But now that I spaced out our existence a bit in abstract terms let’s get right back down to earth and the old brass tacks as they say.

Where are you or I going with all of this scratching the surface and digging into some fascinating ideas or knowledge that even will really matter at the end of our lives here or further down the road or timeline as to the point would anyone care if there are people around millions of years from now or even just hundreds about who I was and what I did with my life?  And what good would any of that matter in time when I’m dead and buried anyway!  It wouldn’t matter in the scheme of material existence at all.  But while looking into what you said in your commentary; maybe I can finally say what I think is the one thing that matters.

When you spoke about how when we are all very young and full of exuberance and dreams of what we will do in our future lives ahead and have such high hopes of amazing dreams and how this compelling drive is there by virtue of our wanting to make our mark on this world or leave a legacy, do something special in order to be remembered or very significant making use of all of that youthful  ambition or sometimes pride.  But then as the years pass and we go through transitions or even setbacks as life gets in the way or takes some twist and turn we start to see how the things we thought were so important recede into the background or our memories of our youth, and so we begin to let go of those desires or dreams perhaps becoming more practical, or actually seeing how those things are not so important to us and perhaps time is running out and we need to shift gears and get with the real program!  That point you made about how we are find out that what we are really yearning for is that deep, pure and perfect love that can only come from our creator; this if you will, wake up and smell the coffee moment happens; our epiphany!

I think you nailed it down dashingly and so perfectly my Sister in Christ Jesus!  You caused me to think of this Scripture immediately when I read this article essay of yours and it says so much about all of what I have written here; and what you finely tuned in on!

“10but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. 12Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

Those people you mention that say speaking about Jesus Christ and His being the Truth is all so deluded, unscientific, illogical or blinded; I can categorically and unequivocally say that I know for sure they are all of those things, and they miss the boat or point totally; they are “the blind leading the blind!”  I have discovered through my own life experiences and being open to Jesus Christ my whole life that He is absolutely real and does let me know in many ways or instances; sometimes very obvious and profound ways too.

God did not create us to be lost in the massive universe to be drifting in a material plane of existence like so many wild seeds that haphazardly float about having no greater meaning or Divine planned meaning!

We were created in God’s image meaning we have this contemplative, creative and ethereal conceptualization of existence and our own place in it, which we can only see to a point on our own!  But then He did provide us with great wisdom in His word, the Holy Scriptures to provide us a rudder to navigate in this big world with a destination in mind and heart that He has already told us about; which is to end up with Him and our Father in their heavenly eternal kingdom!

For now because its late in the day I think I can share some much further explanation here with a couple of my previous writings that speak to this very specifically and one in particular where I was led to some concrete evidence that Jesus Christ provided through design and Divine plan to acknowledge me and my faith in Him.

That is one that I wrote called “The Salvation Stone” will I hope confirms what you already know!  And then the following essay called “Always Walking with Jesus Christ” that should be self-explanatory and again further confirmation about His presence is close at hand always; He truly wants us to seek and love Him to the best of our ability and to me this is the crux of this whole subject, of what to do with our lives and what really matters! Without Jesus Christ our lives will be empty and have no ultimate true meaning, but will only serve to be like chaff or those flickering candles in the breeze, “here today gone tomorrow!”  He is our only Hope!   Jesus Christ truly saves and nothing else in all of existence will save you bringing you to eternal life in Paradise!

God bless you and I will pray that something here is truly helpful to you!


“The Salvation Stone”

Always Walking With Jesus Christ

“Converging Conversations and Inspiration”

‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life’

Brother in Christ Jesus,


My Story of Abuse

There are so many lost souls and blind leading the blind! On this internet and all over the place!

I just wrote the first things that came to my mind and heart after reading this and I caught a short glimpse of what you sent about the vaccine evil sweeping the globe now! You had this to say; “I choose to go it alone in the physical world. It saves me from being disappointment.

There is an old religious belief that when a child suffers such abuse, the child needs it. The church I grew up in subscribed to that and even though they knew, they didn’t seem to care.”

Joyce that church was providing falsehood and ill-conceived interpretation of God’s word! You were subjected to misconceptions and lies so that causes damage! Just as the entire world is now being subjected to colossal lies and falsehood, which Holy Scriptures say would be the case in the End Time; so that is the matter of paramount importance, not how do we save our-lives here against these tyrants.

The one who is behind it all, Satan, uses these earthly minions to bring on destruction! Satan wants our fear and panic so we need not be afraid of anything he can try doing to us, nor even death; because God Almighty is going to save all those souls who believe in Him! And then He, God Almighty will finally put Satan with all evil into a place of everlasting punishment, the lake of fire, locked there for eternity!

We all need to focus our daily energy, outside of taking care of our responsibilities and obligations firstly to Him and thus the will of our Father in heaven, then we are following our path with Him by our side, our Lord Jesus, and letting Him guide and protect us. Amen.

Here is the response to your blog posting and what you said to me. I hope it is as effective as it can be to combine this way in a reblog!

This all sounds pretty brutal to me! Do we live in a messed up sick world; damn straight! All the more reason to turn to God Almighty because besides knowing straight-out of the gate we aren’t getting out of this alive we should also recognize if we truly are paying attention to it all, that there is a battle of mega proportions going on, I mean look around any given day or especially at that hell-hole Washington where all of our big leaders are and are they getting it together or doing so much good; not a chance, but, if I do pay attention seeing this mega battle for what it is and still can see that there is absolute good just as there is absolute evil in this world with many varying degrees in-between; this insight is a ray of light coming down upon us.

We are all in this sea of tears that have been accumulating since the very first human beings inhabited this place that we have to call home for now, and all those tears have been pouring out daily filling that sea as a consequence of sin or transgression. Cause and effect is what it comes down to and every single atom in the universe is affected by every other as they all are driven by the same forces in motion from the beginning! Why doesn’t God interfere with it all is because we can’t possibly understand or even begin to see the effects and or results of every affect; or all of the resulting outcomes. Pure absolute thought and love shrouds all of this entire fallen existence; but, because it is Divine and perfectly Holy all of this that we are enveloped in isn’t remotely as it stands possible of being in the presence of, let alone company of actual heavenly perfection; that Almighty Divine Power and Glory; God Almighty. That power could end this all right now or could have long ago, and to many of us we may think maybe He should have; but who are we to even get so uppity and self-righteous to think we can make that call, when we can’t even begin to wrap out heads around it all. Because that is what it would take to make the full and final judgment call on such a thing, and God is able and will do that, as He told us in Holy Scriptures; He alone will sort this all out and separate all the Good from the Evil or Bad.

I have to get back to what I said yesterday and many days in the past that unless we are capable of being totally humble and allowing God to be our direct focus to Truth in our lives then we become a ship with no rudder, floating aimlessly in this sea of tears! Some people ask, why should I believe in something that doesn’t give me what I want, or think I need most; and when I’m supposed to ask it from somebody I don’t see! First who are we that we can command or demand anything from anyone when we can’t even help ourselves out of this hellish mess, and solve this world’s problems, or even many of our own personal ones? We don’t have the right and we only should think about how hopelessly lost and screwed we are; being humbled by this Truth, so we can make all the necessary adjustments, as we live our daily moment to moment lives, “seeking our God first and foremost.”

Because that is our only actual Hope; nothing else matters unless we have that Hope in Him, the One who will sort out every one of those atoms in the universe, to not only make total sense out of this resulting turmoil; but will give Peace from it; to all those who deserve it! And sadly all people need peace, but, the saddest thing is many only run away from it, and seek the dark and misery on the other side of the next door or from their own shadows, on and on perpetually repeating their same basic flaw and inner struggling conflict of thinking they can hide from Truth or Fix things, if allowed to go it alone; which is trying to hide from it! Never in a million years can anyone do that and I learned through my life and from some occasional blessings how I have to accept that God is my only Hope and Salvation from this nightmare!

The simple truth is it’s all right there for the asking, and those Holy Words in the Bible are really the Words given to us by God! That is the starting point for any of us to find Hope, Solace and Salvation from the horrible mess we find ourselves in! That is our Rudder to give us the control and stability we sorely need, along with actually anything that we truly need which is good! In those words, Jesus who is God manifested in the human flesh, He told us so many wonderful things coming from His immaculate pure heart full of love, and the one that I start with is this!

5“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.” John 14:6

Then too I am always reminded in my travels or thinking of this which I know to be true to the core by my even testing it out with sincere daily belief and I’m always given direct from God incentives to continue on and do that as much as I can! Which I admit I don’t do well enough or consistently enough at times, I do slip a bit, because I get caught up in my emotion or the crooked worldly aggravations at times, which is coming from my fallible broken human nature! And nobody can be perfect here, or anything that even comes close, except maybe saints who do approach a very high level of beauty and inner perfection, that does transcend this mere broken flesh life; that they turn over to the Lord, they “let go and let God!”

Herein lays that mega conflict;
“40Then Jesus returned to the disciples and found them sleeping. “Were you not able to keep watch with Me for one hour?” He asked Peter. 41“Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” 42A second time He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, may Your will be done.” Matthew 26:41

Our souls need relief and a genuine means out of this place that they do not belong to, but are trapped in until our individual times come to leave this place called earth. Meanwhile we must do the following.

“4Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man. 5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:4-6

I don’t pretend to have all of the answers but none of us do nor is that remotely possible to even scratch the surface to such a dilemma, but again all the more reason to see that we are so in need of the one who will give “All Truth” and every answer that matters in time wiping away all tears and healing all hearts; but we must Trust Him, and that is the one answer I or anyone needs! And that takes active participation as well as commitment; if not, you are saying I can do it all by myself, and I’ll check back with you on this thing sometime down the road! No dice; there may not be a next time or enough time, to get our shit together; in order to be in a state of grace for the “Holiness of God” to then allow us; to be able to enter into His Glory! Amen.

God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III







Please take the time as you can to read all of the postings and listen to any recordings! Thank you.

'This Side of Life'


What is the view of child abuse? I struggle with that question. I’ve found that child abuse survivors are viewed as damaged goods. I see pity in people’s eyes. I say, don’t see me and my ordeal—understand that there are children out there right this second that are undergoing the same kind of ordeal. Young, dead bodies discarded like trash by the side of the road or on beaches… See them and know that they’ve been released. Children are toys—property of the adults who produce them. Not everybody plays nice with their toys.


I kept my eyes down as a child. I didn’t know the moon could be seen in the daylight sky until my 3-year-old son pointed it out to me. When he said, “moon”, and pointed up to the sky, I scoffed, then looked up and was amazed. There it was. At that moment, I realized I…

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Where is God?

Something very telling happened to me yesterday! I know it proves what is being stated in this posting as correct and a sheer example of what is going on and how it works! The thought that just came to my mind is something my Dad and a few others had said to me growing up; “don’t get too big for your britches.” Another I know to be so true is, “don’t run off half-cocked!”

I was taken very ill a few days ago very unexpectedly from food poisoning and when I finally felt well enough to look at the internet to any extent I saw a response to one of my recent comments and here is what I had to say for some reason feeling it was good to be that open about it; then just now I woke from a sound sleep in the middle of the night to find this newest posting at this site at the top of my message cue that cuts to the thick of it as I see it being overwhelmingly, and so pertinent and; so right! So I will include here what I had to say yesterday at an online Catholic site regarding an article that was written a few years ago and I became only the third person involved in the subject up for discussion regarding angels. I see what is going on and why, but, you can be the judge of what it means and should add up to for yourself, with the Holy Spirit guiding you! Amen.

My response to the other Word Press blogger’s comment to me.

“I’m just getting over some severe food poisoning which felt like I was living the title “No Time to Die” out, both figuratively and literally which was crossing my mind; as it was so gut wrenching and nauseating an ordeal for the first 24 hours, I mean screaming with pain and I know that is insane to hold back from running to the nearest clinic, it could make for a scene in any such movie; not too pretty! So bad that I didn’t have the ability to sleep a wink until finally last night as I was toughing it out with no medical intervention other than home grown tried, tested and proven remedies, but it was a battle which now though mostly passing; I’m washed out!”

My commentary to the Catholic site.

“I don’t sugar coat anything when I see falsehood and lies staring me in the face! Straight out of the gate Amber Marie you are way over the top and defiant here! I see rebelliousness in your thoughts, words and deeds which we must recall was the main thing that Lucifer started his downfall with along with the subsequent fallen angels; to be cast out of Heaven which we can see with basic common sense and conscience that rebellion and contemptuous defiance is wrong; as rebellion in heaven was the beginning of all evil and transgression against God Almighty and His Creation! Where in Holy Scriptures does it teach you to see the names of angels other than the ones Genevieve pointed out?

From my perspective you have a stubborn faulty idea that you are doing some great good by promulgating the seeking of things that you and I are not meant to know about nor can we being in the flesh and not purely spiritual form as yet! If exorcists are aware that this is a thing that should not be advocated then I should think with your common sense and not some arrogant self-serving egotistical motivation, you would relent quickly from this practice of yours which is actually very occultist and pagan! “Why do you ask the name of an angel,” just mentioned in this article, which is even in Holy Scriptures is pointed out as not to be done; and what purpose does that serve outside of some concocted thoughts of your own? They are doing what God through the Holy Ghost allows them to do and that is good enough for me, I don’t have to be a “bro” with my Guardian Angel, but, just knowing he is there and watches over me as God Planned is good enough for me!

I have had encounters with my own Angel which saved my life on a few occasions, but, what I saw or believed happened wasn’t totally what my eyes and mind were seeing, because it’s not of this physical plane! So I just knew enough to tell me a great supernatural event took place and I was protected or spared from impending doom of my physical body life, Divine Intervention if you will! I never was curious about a name nor if I could just ask this powerful being to be summoned or know I care about him and want to get to know him in any other way, than to know he is there and will do what God needs and wants him to do; don’t you get that! You’re being a bit childish and self-serving putting yourself above things that you are totally incapable of being above, or able to contend with; or ever know enough about, as my Dad always said, “son you know enough to get yourself in trouble;” by so doing inviting disaster and bringing sin upon yourself by this behavior!

I hope for your good you will see where I’m coming from and understand, putting aside our egos’, and just realize; I’m talking from experience and some firsthand knowledge but more importantly wisdom that has been provided to me from the “Holy Ghost or God’s will” as a blessing and for a purpose; His purpose! We are only the lost lambs so we must never forget that and get chips on our shoulders; which I have done in my life too, and it always resulted in trouble or hardship.

We also don’t need to start making a practice of some worshiping or great adulation of our angels, they are fine and will remain so under God’s will, and so that is none of our business nor should we get troubled by this simple fact one way or the other; just seek to do the Father’s will at all times, and leave the unseen and all the things we “mere lambs” have no understanding of to God; and be happy to know the power of God is at work in all of these things seen and unseen!

Obedience is extremely important as is being totally humble to God’s will! I wrote something a while back that pertains to the sort of trouble you could be heading toward if you persist in this self-styled concept of yours, which I’m sorry with my having to confront you like this, with my being the one to tell you how you’re asking for trouble and biting off way more than you can chew in this matter!”

This is an excerpt from a previous blog essay about an attack on my faith.

“Just this week experienced vicious attack upon my Catholic faith and me personally by a cult of self-righteous loudly proclaiming so called “Reformation Christians” who were giving great credence to the writings and teachings of Diana Severance who made enormous effort to paint Anne Askew as one of the greatest nonconforming human beings to have ever walked the earth and indeed painted her as being from what I was hearing one of God’s most anointed, and a women for the ages for all women to emulate. They immediately after my making a comment which I will include here began with the Catholic bashing with horrendous prejudice and totally anti-Catholic pure hate filled vitriol, which I responded to with my not wanting to argue and play any games, but saying how I would pray for these people upon my participating in a Holy Catholic Mass while receiving the Body and Blood of Christ through the Holy Eucharist Sacrament.”


Please read the entire long blog essay and I truly hope some of what I say here today penetrates and you open up to God’s will totally, and remain on a solid footing with your faith in Him alone; so that your life will be exactly what He, has planned for you!

Pray directly to Jesus in all matters and He will take it from there!

John 14:16 “15If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you.”
God bless you and keep you!

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

The additional blog link is to an essay I wrote more recently that speaks to my encounter with my angel.


God bless you and keep you! Amen.


When something bad happens, especially when it’s something so shocking and painful that we can’t even comprehend the how and why, we tend to ask the big questions. Why would God allow this to happen? Where is God?

I can’t even attempt to answer those questions. Only God knows why He allows evil, sickness, and pain to exist in our lives. Sometimes, we may feel that if our faith is strong enough, if we just pray hard enough, we are ensured a peaceful, happy, successful, and financially secure life, without ever experiencing pain. We fall into the trap of praying for the specific want or need to be answered in a particular way, and forget to add the part that says “not my will, but yours be done”.

Lately, I’ve begun to realize what it means to truly trust Jesus. It means to completely let go, and trust Him with…

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The World Will Drag You Down

“One Day at a Time”
“the final analysis”
“Pure Absolute Love”

Hello Brother! I have to say first of all it’s not anything I take lightly to see you appearing so disappointed. Life is a most precious gift and yet there is this harsh reality of the dichotomy of life’s endless battles even within our own bodies running smooth and then others times not so good while yet still for others not so good all of the time! It appears at times to be a losing proposition at best with highs and lows. Never quit is an adage my Dad taught me that is time tested and proven to be a better plan than I don’t care or what’s it matter maybe it’s better not to be born in the first place. Another acquaintance said that recently just as countless others have in this world.

I was talking and entertaining over the weekend with a sister of mine talking about great movies and stories with awesome sound tracks or musical scores and we both thought this old tune was so prophetic in that it was talking about the time it was written in but how it could also apply to now in basic terms of the subject matter of the song, of its ideas; conflicts between peoples across the globe. Listen to this and then read on please. I’ll tell you I watch and listen to this and I cry. This life and world does beat us up and gets all to the grave eventually, but it is all still totally worth it; because there is a purpose and plan. We’re in the quagmire or between that rock and a hard place but we must never quit.

Personally I look at a man like you from what I can ascertain from your genuine thoughts and feelings in your writing and say you have so much to try hanging in for; taking it like Saint Mother Teresa said, “One Day at a Time;” who saw so much destitution of the human condition in all ages of human beings suffering and struggling nonstop, even just to obtain the bare essentials and health if they were able to. She once was talking to an outcast in Calcutta who was found in the street dying, even had leprosy and he asked her “why are you helping me I’m dying and just a rejected man with nobody!” Those are the basic words as I recall but she told him “you are a human being and child of God’s and if you are dying you still should die with dignity.” Man I tell you that woman was a Saint in spades; a true Angel of Mercy! You’re an intelligent man and I can see sensitive with a good heart so just think what Jesus sees in you! He knows us through and by our hearts and there will be no fooling Him by anyone.

I noticed you said you were wrong about Trump, but even though I knew he was a best option going and a more Godly driven man than anything the Democrat party was offering up and even most Republicans; you saying this now showed you have character and can own up to your “successes and failures,” take ownership as it were, God loves that, because you do know that nobody is perfect and we all make a mistake or drop the ball from time to time. It is like a high wire act at times it seems, trying to carry-on in such a tumultuous conflicted man made system that is very poisoned and afflicted with corruption, hatred, sins and evil. People like you and me with so many others are the counter measure that keeps it at least going on with hope for a great outcome in “the final analysis,” because I know its true God will judge all and everything will be made to be in its proper place.

I just wrote something on the 26th and I really would appreciate it if you read it over and take all the time you want but let me know anything you can about it and what thoughts and feelings you got out of it. You can even write to my email lmor3@aol.com to keep it more direct to me if you prefer.

For now I will leave this excerpt from my blog posting that comes at the end of the long essay, “Why are We here; Is it Worth Being Born?”

But I hope you read all of it and think about Dismas when you get there and consider the Truth and message God gave all of us with His plan and most profound event in all of human history!

“I Lawrence say with absolute confidence God is with us right now and never leaves our sides, but we do have crosses to carry while here which is absolutely worth it! He Jesus Christ overcame all of this conflict and suffering and did it out of “Pure Absolute Love” and I tell you as I look around this world, me an imperfect nobody, I see so much I wouldn’t want to be any part of, yet I’m so happy to be dealing with the blood, sweat and tears of it all; because I have a shot through Jesus Christ of making sure that my life a gift from God was and is all worth it because He overcame all obstacles to Paradise; our path is to follow Him our Lord Savior and Redeemer. Amen.”
God bless you and yours!

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Why are We here; Is it Worth Being Born?

Who He Is

Originally posted on hopesongblog:
Way Maker I’ve had this song on my heart this year, and I really believe it was written for such a time as this to remind us of who God is. The devil is trying is best to make us forget and believe all that God isn’t. In all the fear…

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A beautiful perspective Hope! I know you are right and speak Truth from God here!
This morning the first commentary after waking and praying is what I’m going to share here verbatim as I believe it applies profoundly! It was in response to this beautiful posting!

“I look back over my life and I see your hand, your eternal grace, your love. I do not understand why you brought me to this point in my life. I have been through so much and yet today I feel so blessed by so many people you have put in my life. Your care for me is evident. I thank you today dear God. I give you praise for what you have done in my life. I pray for your wisdom to guide me. Show me how I can best serve you.”
© 2021, CGThelen
“Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD, and he said, “Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?” – 2 Samuel 7:18 (NASB)

Very good! I’ve thought the same thing especially when as I approached years in age that one would think the difficult “got a lot to learn” was behind me and was mature and older and wiser, yet that’s when the worst difficulties and attacks upon my life came at me! A time when things got so bad that even with a severe health injury that occurred in a work environment set like a trap by a most devious sinister man with some earthly power; and it got even worse when I had to fire the lawyer and represent myself!

I only made it through all of that because of Jesus Christ, that is the true take away not that I won my own case and went onto a stable life again even improving all of my health damage to practically being free of it, but still damaged and having suffered severely, which beat me up.

Look at it this way my Christian friend, my Dad said many times, “I’m only here because God still needs me here, but, when He wants me up there with Him I will not be here another second.” Former President Anwar Sadat of Egypt I had noticed in video and written text said basically the same thing to his wife when she asked him why he won’t listen to his security experts about wearing body armor! I wondered if Anwar was tuned into Jesus but being in the Muslim world and having grown up as one on the Nile River he was being sensible and diplomatic and not telling anyone. When he was assassinated moments after He was looking up into the sky after military jets had flown overhead during a ceremony and in that moment he was murdered!

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I think God is at work of course in many things we sometimes take for granted and here I am talking about a man I think I liked a lot who was a supposed Muslim but spoke like my own father. It is an established fact that in many predominately Muslim nations there are those who walk around and act as Muslims but are hiding their desire to be and belief in Christianity, but cannot be open for the obvious reprisal concern or extreme danger to themselves and family.

Armor of God Jesus

Our true Armor comes from our Lord Jesus Christ who is with us and if He wants us to wear additional protection because it’s necessary to carry out the Father’s will then so be it; otherwise we can rest assured that our faith in our Savior is what we always need and is absolutely necessary. Amen.

Thank you for this perspective Hope!

God bless you and yours.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III




Way Maker

I’ve had this song on my heart this year, and I really believe it was written for such a time as this to remind us of who God is.

The devil is trying is best to make us forget and believe all that God isn’t. In all the fear and uncertainty surrounding us, we must be sure of this one thing—God is Good—and He is a way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, and light in the darkness (hope) to this hurting world.

I want to break down this chorus phrase by phrase and back up these titles with biblical truth. Please feel free to listen to Way Maker while you read.

You are…

Way Maker

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)

“…God is…

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What is the Role of the Prophet Muhammad in Islam?

“Light of Truth”

Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

Reblog by: Lawrence Morra

Zero Lift-Off   Only The Beginning

For informational and sharing purposes only on this platform.

August 17, 2021

Very good and interesting overview that points out some truth but I do see some areas that need further elaboration to clarify the underlying truth.

These portions of excerpts stood out clearly to me!

“Later, when pagan, Jewish, and Christian communities were conquered by Muhammad’s armies and refused to convert to Islam, more revelations about jihad appeared in Surah 9:29: “Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam)”

“A permanent political split occurred between Sunnis and Shiites (supporters of Ali) which lasts to this day. Violent clashes and competition for territory and believers broke out, which resulted in the death of Ali’s grandson, Husayn ibn Ali, by the Ummayad Caliph Yazid in 680 in the territory that now comprises Iraq (Armstrong 158-159). Shiites still regard Husayn as a martyr and honor his death every year. Sunnis and Shiites still fight over political leadership and territory. Iran, a Shiite country, remains in conflict with Sunni Saudi Arabia. And the goal to spread Islam around the world is still alive and well.”

Due to these internal conflicts of a tribe like nature that still persist there to me can be no sound judgment as to who is doing the work of God or of the Devil. I believe Muslims are an accursed group both socially and religiously not performing in any Godly manner at all. How many charitable missions are performed or carried out by Iran or any major Islamic powered Nation for that matter in the Middle East; globally during times of need by foreign Nations say the way Christians have and do. Iran exports terrorism using many proxies such as Hezbollah to carry out terrorism and to this day seek to inflict harm upon their imagined enemies with extreme prejudice and hatred only because they are not of the same political and religious ideologies along with hatred that has festered for many centuries. Further the absolute historical evidence, eyewitness accounting and many correlating books of the Bible substantiate who Jesus Christ was and is leaving no doubt that He is the Son of God not just a prophet like say Muhammad claimed to be but contrary to that there is a body of evidence he was a blasphemer of God, heretic, polygamist and child molester.

The violence and call to Jihad within the Muslin religion is unprecedented as for example we do not see such radical behavior among the many denominations of Christians or Jews who are actually despised by many Muslim’s and the leaders of counties like Iran calling for the utter destruction if Israel and the Jewish people.  Here we have a group of religious zealots today in the 21st century going along with beheadings and crucifying of Christian’s in Syrian or Iraq by burning them alive, entire families, so no way will anyone ever change my mind about this religion not having anything to do with peace or a Supreme Being of Love and Justice!

The Crusades of the Middle Ages in Europe was to a good extent a direct result and reaction to the Caliphates encroaching into Europe during the first millennium established to Conquer all these Infidels outside of Islam throughout the European continent so many Christians and Jews!  Many were enslaved, tortured, and burned alive while many assuredly beheaded. Also Muslims have the steadfast belief that lying or deception is fine to accomplish their objectives with anyone especially those they consider enemies or Infidels; ex. The best known being taqiyya the Shia name.  This in circumstances which are usually not always that advance the cause of Islam; in some cases by gaining trust of non-believers in order to entrap them while drawing out their vulnerabilities to defeat them; to me very serpentine like thinking not anything God would condone under any circumstances at all. We Christians do put all of our trust in the Lord and do not have to resort to such evil thinking which is condemned and forbidden in Holy Scriptures; where these people do not trust in their professed God and do!  Such a cult that promotes outright lying and deception and the lopping off of Infidels heads by any of its members whether radicalized or not by any such allowing it unabated as just and appropriate; are not following God almighty; but Satan!

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On Christmas Day a few years ago an internet assault by a Muslim man who I had run into on another platform made sure on Christmas Day that he belittled our celebration of Jesus Christ the Savior.  So I had to unload some specific information on him to either set his mind straight if that is possible which I doubt; or let him know he is my sworn enemy and I know it!

Here is the resulting response of that attack.

Victoria, for a couple of days leading up to Christmas and right on Christmas this phony and deceptive guy who was commenting on a post about the two Scandinavian young ladies beheaded kept twisting truth like the Devil to make Jesus nothing more than some guy like Muhammad. His denouncing Jesus and Christianity therefore on Christmas set me off onto my mission, as he would not stop it no matter how many important things I tried to explain to him.  He was a clever deceiver.  He did however stop after this piece I wrote to him on the post!

Aツaz Your own words; “live the way you want and not dictate as you are just a human and not a messenger of GOD, like Jesus and Muhammad were.”  “Muslim hoax” I am wondering how you equate a “hoax” with facts of an Islamic Empire” Wonder NO MORE, Pay attention and learn of your blaspheming error! You have a huge inaccuracy that needs to be corrected! Saying that Jesus is another prophet like Muhammad is blasphemous. First Jesus was not a mere prophet but was God Himself and therefore the Redeemer and Savior of Mankind as he said. Muhammad was only a supposed prophet and there is irrefutable evidence in the historical text of the time he lived that points to his being an outright liar and heretic as well as a criminal and child molester along with his being a polygamist! The following statements are highly accurate and actually proven. “In 632, only months before he died, Muhammad apparently met for the first time with a Christian community as such. An official delegation of Christians, probably led by a bishop, came to Mecca from Najran in Yemen. After engaging the Christians in discussion, the Prophet is said to have realized that Christian teachings are indeed incompatible with Islam, after which the revelation followed that only Islam is acceptable to God as a religion. The Quran also says very specifically that those who refer to Jesus as God are blasphemers, and that Christians saying that Christ is the son of God is an imitation of Jews, who earlier had said that Ezra is the son of God. According to the Quran Jesus was only a servant; Jesus the son of Mary was no more than an apostle of God. Quranic verses dealing with Jesus’ death have been interpreted differently by commentators, but generally they have been taken to mean that Jesus did not die by crucifixion. For Christians the Quran has thus served as a denial of Jesus’ incarnation and death on the cross and of the reality of the Trinity.” (Oxford University Press)

These two points alone put Islam and the Muslims completely at odds with Jesus Christ and all Christians and are the enemies of such! Muhammad himself began this conflict and was the spoiler and Heretic directly attacking God’s plan as foretold by all the previous prophets going all the way back to Abraham. Things have been in conflict because of Muhammad ever since and are getting worse, this will not resolve until Islam is Chastised or obliterated as a fake religion started by a false prophet and therefore heretic! In Summary Muslims are in complete denial of what Jesus Christ said and who He was which makes them Anti-Christ and supportive of the Devil and all that is unholy.

Basically Muhammad started this Blasphemy back in 632 AD and outright declared War on Christendom! Islam you yourself stated is an EMPIRE which puts it in the category of being a Nation not a Religion! It is not a religion that is backed up with solid historical evidence and prophecy over time by many prophets other than what Muhammad said, he made it all up, the heretic! Islam seeks to conquer and must be stopped! And it will be! God’s avenging angels are going to obliterate Islam at the time of the Final Judgment on earth and any of its followers, they are minions of Satan!

After this experience on Christmas day which I never in my entire life had any such blatant Anti-Christ in my face attack, and of all things on Christmas Day activity, tells me that we are in the End Times as Satan is working through all means available at a fever pitch to Attack Christianity and it’s faithful, because the time is drawing near for God, Jesus to return!  Of course I could be off by many years but this is my hunch as there are so many signs and I was attacked by evil several years ago to stop me from being the witness and faithful one that I am for Jesus.  A woman of a Christian order told me back then that there was a reason I was suffering for Jesus and it would become apparent at some point in the future why I was being prepared!  Now I see in retrospect that God did want me to do something for Him and it could be just to be as I am doing or maybe something more, like a priest told me recently, wait and see!

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God bless you and may God’s absolute “Light of Truth” shine forth and enlighten many hearts and souls before it is too late! Amen.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

What is the Role of the Prophet Muhammad in Islam?

on August 3, 2021

It is impossible to separate the Prophet Muhammad and the Qur’an from Islamic culture, society, politics, and religion. In the Islamic world, the Prophet Muhammad exemplifies the model of the ideal human, and the Qur’an outlines the duties and responsibilities (the rules, so to speak) of Muslim believers.

In the Qur’an, all of life belongs to Allah; and all believers owe their allegiance to Allah above all else (including family, clan, and country). The Prophet Muhammad never claimed to be anything more than a human being and the messenger of Allah. This places all the emphasis on Allah and away from his human representatives on earth.

Over the centuries, the Prophet Muhammad has been mythologized in many ways. A good example of this is the 16th century book, The Path of Muhammad by Sufi mystic Imam Birgivi, which assigned magical and supernatural powers to the Prophet.

But this is a departure from Muhammad’s original intent. The Qur’an clearly states in Surah 9:18 that “the Mosques of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day; perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) [daily prayers], and give Zakat [charitable alms] and fear none but Allah. It is they who are on true guidance” (Al-Hilali and Khan, 241). Any believer, therefore, who is sincere in his beliefs and actions can be a religious leader in Islam. Nowadays, however, it is more common for religious scholars to manage mosques and act as imams (religious leaders).

The mosque in my community, for example, was built by a local physician who was also an imam in his native country of Pakistan. He hired a religious scholar from Pakistan to be the full-time manager and imam, but he retains total control over the mosque. His control moderates how far the imam can go in conveying orthodox/unorthodox beliefs to the community. When the imam announced one Friday that all Muslims who do not pray the five daily prayers should be killed (an announcement that shocked this westernized community), his fundamentalism was quickly squashed, and he returned to Pakistan a few months later. As a result of this shocking pronouncement, I suspended my visits to the mosque.

Political power has always been important in Islamic history to protect the Islamic community and spread Islamic beliefs (Esposito 60). Muhammad established the first Islamic political state in Yathrib, which was later called Medina. Many Arabs in the town were open to new ideas (Salahi 183-184) and converted to Islam. But the town was also split by internal disagreements and opposing groups. Eventually, a delegation from the town “invited [the Prophet] to come to Yathrib as arbiter of their disputes and de facto ruler of the town” (Esposito 8-9). Muslims from Mecca migrated to Medina, with Muhammad following them in 622.

The Quraysh in Mecca continued to oppose Muhammad and his followers, which led to more persecution and warfare between the two groups. It is during this time that Muhammad’s first revelations about jihad (holy war) appeared in Surah 2:190-191: “And fight in the way of Allah those who fight you . . . And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out . . . But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers” (Al-Hilali and Khan, 47).

Later, when pagan, Jewish, and Christian communities were conquered by Muhammad’s armies and refused to convert to Islam, more revelations about jihad appeared in Surah 9:29: “Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) until they pay the Jizyah [protection tax levied by the Islamic state] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Al-Hilali and Khan, 243).

By the time of Muhammad’s death in 632, all of western Arabia was under his control (Esposito 10).

Muhammad’s death left a leadership vacuum which led to a major political schism in Islam that still persists today. Passages in the Qur’an can be vague and contradictory – open to many interpretations. And traditional reports of sayings and events attributed to the Prophet (hadith) are not always reliable. Such is the case concerning Muhammad’s successor.

“Abu Bakr, Muhammad’s close friend, was elected by the majority, but some believed that he would have wanted Ali ibn Abi Talib, his cousin and son-in-law, to be his successor (kalipha)” (Armstrong 158). This belief was rooted in the events which reportedly happened at Ghadir Khumm on March 10, 632. While returning from Hajj, the Prophet Muhammad stopped his caravan at Ghadir Khumm and gave one of his last great speeches. He honored his son-in-law, Ali, by saying, “One who has me as his master has Ali as his master” (Tahir-ul-Qadri 17). Muhammad referred to his son-in-law as mawla, which has many meanings but generally translates as “friend” or “helper.” This is how Sunni (mainstream) Muslims interpreted what he meant. But the supporters of Ali interpreted this to mean that the Prophet was giving absolute authority to Ali. A permanent political split occurred between Sunnis and Shiites (supporters of Ali) which lasts to this day. Violent clashes and competition for territory and believers broke out, which resulted in the death of Ali’s grandson, Husayn ibn Ali, by the Ummayad Caliph Yazid in 680 in the territory that now comprises Iraq (Armstrong 158-159). Shiites still regard Husayn as a martyr and honor his death every year. Sunnis and Shiites still fight over political leadership and territory. Iran, a Shiite country, remains in conflict with Sunni Saudi Arabia. And the goal to spread Islam around the world is still alive and well.

The unifying power of Islam, however, is the concept of ummah (community). Every member of the community acts as one body to worship Allah and create a just and equal social order. There is no separation between Allah and the “tribe.” A Muslim’s duty is, therefore, both theological and social, as one evolves from the other.

____ Tahir-ul-Qadri. The Ghadir Declaration. Lahore: Minhaj-ul-Quran Publications, 2002.

Al-Hilali, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din, and Khan, Muhammad Muhsin. Interpretation of the

Meanings of the Noble Qur’an in the English Language, 15th ed. Riyadh: Darussalam, 1996.

Armstrong, Karen. A History of God. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1993.

Birgivi, Imam. The Path of Muhammad. Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2005.

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Dawn Pisturino, RN

December, 2018

Thomas Edison State University

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The Jesus Prayer: A reading

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Dear sister and friend in Christ Ali…so wonderful and perfect a message of hope and encouragement which to me obviously speaks to the truth of what we ultimately see going on in all of this at times chaotic or tumultuous world gone awry, with so much bad trying to overwhelm the good! But we know the light always overcomes the darkness and that is from the beginning, when God Himself said; “let there be light!”

Genesis 1
“1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3And God said, “Let there be light,”a and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.”

And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”

With that I can see the light, and know this “Truth by His omnipotence!”

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

The author of the universe speaks directly to us in all things; and what he commands is; as “He is the great “I Am!”

Indeed Ali who do we and should we have confidence in; even in our darkest hour no matter what the “Ways of the World” are predicating or even forcing upon us! With genuine faith in God Almighty we could be as destitute as Dismas was on his cross next to Jesus Christ; when Jesus told him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:32-43).


Yes we all carry our own cross if we follow Him, as children of the Light and Faith in Him our beloved Savior Jesus Christ! And for doing this our reward and favor by His shed blood will be the greatest of all possible gifts, to be with Him eternally in the presence and peace of our heavenly Father and Maker, God Almighty!

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6


A well-deserved note here of congratulations to you Ali, for completing your work in Bible studies for our Lord! I know He is so pleased and happy for you as His child Ali; who sees and follows the Light! Amen.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

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