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“Let Him kiss me with the kiss of His mouth!” Songs of Solomon 1:2 [HAPPY EASTER]

Posted in Agape, BEYOND THIS WORLD, Christ, Christianity, God, GOD IN THE FLESH, God is not a religion, GOD'S GRACE, God's love, God's Spirit, He still stands tall, Helping each other, Helping others, Honesty, HOPE, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, MERCY AND GRACE with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by sheriffali

The month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio, which signifies to open, because all of the buds of blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year.

 

In beginning a new month, let us seek the same desires after our Lord as those which glowed in the heart of the elect spouse. See how she leaps at once to Him; there are no prefatory words; she does not even mention His name; she is in the heart of her theme at once, for she speaks of Him who was the only Him in the world to her.

 

How bold is her love! It was much condescension which permitted the weeping penitent to anoint His feet with spikenard – it was rich love which allowed the gentle Mary to sit at His feet and learn of Him – but here, love, strong, fervent love, aspires to higher tokens of regard, and closer signs of fellowship.

 

Esther trembled in the presence of Ahasuerus, but the spouse of joyful liberty of perfect love knows no fear. If we have received the same free spirit, we also may ask the like. By kisses we suppose to be intended those varied manifestations of affection by which the believer is made to enjoy the love of Jesus.

 

The kiss of reconciliation we enjoyed at our conversion; and it was sweet as honey dropping from the comb. The kiss of acceptance is still warm on our brow, and we know that He hath accepted our persons and our works through rich grace. The kiss of daily, communion; is that which we pant after to be repeated day after day, till it is changed into the kiss of reception, which removes the soul from earth, and the kiss of consummation which fills it with the joy of heaven.

 

Faith is the road, but communion with Jesus is the well from which the pilgrim drinks. O lover of our souls, be not strange to us; let the limps of Thy blessing meet the lips of our asking; let the lips of Thy fullness touch the lips of our need, and straightway the kiss will be effectuated. 

JESUS CHRIST MARCH 29 2013

Whether it is the thirst of avarice, ambition, pleasure, knowledge, or rest, whoever suffers from it is invited! “2013”

Posted in 2013, ALMIGHTY GOD, God, GOD IN THE FLESH, God is not a religion, GOD'S GRACE, God's love, God's Spirit, Spiritual Strength, Spiritualism, Spirituality, Whoever thirst with tags , , on December 31, 2012 by sheriffali

Provision is made most plenteously; all is provided that we can ever need to quench our soul’s thirst. To our conscience the atonement brings peace; to our understanding the gospel brings the richest instructions; to our hearts the person of Jesus is the noblest object of affection; to our entire being the truth as it is in Jesus supplies nutriment. Though the soul may be utterly famished, Jesus can restore it.

 

Admirable indeed is the longsuffering of the Savior in bearing with some of us year after year! Patience had her perfect work in the Lord Jesus, and until the last day of the feast He pleaded with the Jews, even as on this last day of the year He pleads with us, and waits to be gracious to us. Wonder of wonders that we are still in the land of mercy!

 

Piety expressed herself most plainly, for Jesus cried, which implies not only the loudness of His voice, but the tenderness of His tones. He entreats us to be reconciled. How deep must be the love which makes the Lord weeps over us, and like a mother, woo His children to His bosom! Surely at the call of such cry our willing hearts will come.

 

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True “Spiritualism” creates “oneness” with God, something, no Religion can accomplish!

Posted in Children, Christ, Darkness, Fallible, God, God is not a religion, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, Light, Oneness with God, Religion, Sin, Spiritual Strength, Spiritualism, Spirituality with tags , , , , on November 13, 2012 by sheriffali

God has never been and will never be a “Religion,” irrespective of what that Religion is or may be. Without exception, unequivocally, “all” Religions are the product of “mortal, infallible and imperfect man,” hence the reason for society’s disarray caused by man’s argument about who or what is the true religion.

 

The saint in public is a devil in private, dealing in flour by day and in soot by night. The cake which is burned on one side; is dough on the other! A cake not turned is soon burnt on the side nearest the fire, and although no one can have too much of God, there are some who seem burnt on black with bigoted zeal for the part of truth which they have received, or are charred to a cinder with a vainglorious Pharisaic Ostentation of those religious performances which suite their humor. The assumed appearance of superior sanctity frequently accompanies a total absence of all vital Godliness.

 

Has God’s grace gone through the very centre of our beings so as to be felt in its divine operations in all of our powers, actions, words and our thoughts? To be sanctified, spirit, soul and body; should be our aim and prayer; and although sanctification may not be perfect in us anywhere in degree, yet it must be universal in its action; there must not be the appearance of holiness in one place and reigning sin in another, else we too, wilt be “a cake not turned.”

 

If it be so with me, O Lord, turn me! Turn my unsanctified nature to fire of Thy love and let it feel the sacred glow, and let my burnt side cool a little, while I learn my own weakness and want of heat when I am removed from Thy heavenly flame.

 

Let me not be found a double-minded man, but one entirely under the powerful influence of reigning grace; for well I know if I am left like a cake unturned, and am not on both sides the subject of Thy grace, I must be consumed for ever amid everlasting burnings!

 

Thomas Carlyle, [1795-1881] following Plato, [437 B.C.] pictures a man, a deep pagan thinker, having lived in a cave all his life…  http://wp.me/p1wG70-eD

 

 

 

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“Ask and it shall be given to you – Spiritual strength!”

Posted in God, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, Mahatma Gandhi, Patience, Spiritual Strength, Spirituality with tags on October 29, 2012 by sheriffali

“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

 

Spiritual power is a force which history clearly teaches has been the greatest of force in the development of men and women. Yet we have been merely playing with it and never really studied it as we have the physical forces.

 

It is usually not so much the greatness of our trouble as the littleness of our spirit which makes us complain.”

 

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The destructiveness of all religions!

Posted in Christianity, Fallible, God, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, humility, Infallible God, Moslems, Prophet Mohammed, Spirituality with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by sheriffali

If the human race would serve “God” from their hearts and not religion or religious books, this world would be a far better place for all of humanity!

 

I am no Atheist but I do not follow “any” religion “period!” All religions, irrespective of what that religion may be, “came from man,” and they are all flawed because “mankind” consists of fallible and imperfect human beings.

 

If people serve God and not religion you couldn’t possibly come to the conclusion that somehow God desires for you to hurt or kill or both, another human being because of what they may say about your religion.

 

Religion that derived from “man,” is one of the most destructive parts of the human race from the inception of “mankind,” and it will be until the demise of the “mortal” world!

 

 

God is not a religion!

 

Thomas Carlyle, [1795-1881] following Plato, [437 B.C.] pictures a man, a deep pagan thinker, having lived in a cave all his life… http://wp.me/p1wG70-eD

 

Moslems: “Allah-God” doesn’t need you to defend Him by killing others in His Name!

Posted in Allah, Arabs, Crazy, Extreme Views, God, Heaven, Hell, Mahatma Gandhi, Misguided, Moslems, Prophet Mohammed, Spirituality, Violence with tags , , on September 19, 2012 by sheriffali

To the Moslems, Mohammed was a Prophet, but after all he was just a man, another fallible human being like the rest of God’s creation!

 

The extremist Moslems should concentrate and be more dedicated to (Allah – God) and stop being so ridiculous whenever someone makes a statement about their Prophet Mohammed or their Holy book, The Koran.

 

I contend that if they would take this small step, then they couldn’t or wouldn’t be so naïve to think that somehow (Allah-God) would inspire them to kill in His name. Over the years I have watched this spate of madness every time someone draws a “cartoon” or say anything about Mohammed, for; after all, he was just a man, no more no less. To the Moslems Mohammed was a Prophet, but despite their belief, he was still just a “man,” another fallible human being.

 

I believe in God through Jesus Christ and irrespective of who may insult Christ, The Bible or God, “I know that God would never invoke evil in me to kill other people!” In the final analysis, “God doesn’t need his fallible creation to defend HIM! He has been, is and will always be; “God Almighty!”

FLIGHTS OF INSANITY

Posted in Cruelty, Darkness, Flights of Insanity, God, God's Spirit, Hades, Heartless, Heaven, Hell, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Illness, Patience, Poverty, Progress, Recovery, Sadness, September 11, Sickness, Sin, Spirituality, Towers of Tragedy on September 10, 2012 by sheriffali

September 11, the innocent were on the flights
And with no comprehension, knew not their plights,
The ideologically demented – they were on board
Fanatically disillusioned, was their concept of God

In their anguish and anger they commandeered the planes
With impunity for themselves, but for life, nothing but disdain,
So with instructions from “Sheol” they crashed into the Towers
Shockingly unimaginable destruction came in less than an hour

With so many lives that seemed headed for the grave
New York’s rescuers, exemplified the true meaning of – ” brave”,
Rushing into the buildings not knowing what to expect
Down came the mighty Towers and the smell of death

O! Father of light and Giver of unmerited grace
In this our darkest moments, show us Thine face,
Bless our aching hearts with a preamble of Your plan
For we trust in Your goodness, when you raise Your “right” hand

This tragedy is so immense, we just cannot comprehend
But this evil, we are sure, You will bring to an “end”…

© 2001-2011 by Sheriff G Ali

Author’s Comments:


“When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God, more than all.” [C.S. Lewis] LORD, HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIES OF YOUR MERCIES!