Christopher Colombus- A Jew? Well Jesus, Mary and Joseph, That Rocks My Boat!


And this post is for a British friend. I’m not sure what faith he subscribes to, but if he reads this article you can see that Jacob had indeed set foot on the British Isles.

We are all descendants of the tribes of Israel and I long for my friend to know this. We are of the blood of Yeshua, the Messiah and the vine has branched out to the whole world.

Much blood has been shed to cover up this fact. Joseph of Arimathea, the rich man’s tomb, which held Jesus until the stone had been rolled away, was his uncle, He was spoken of in this article and he had descendants in Britain as well.

The United States is of the tribe of Mannaseh and you can read this list for all of the others to see where they branched out.

Yes, so much effort in history to cover up the reality of what Christ has done for us. I tried to explain to my son that the only conflict that Jesus ever had was with religious people and the religion that they believed made them holy. It was such a paradox. The temple rituals and practices were only put in place to point to Him. Yet every time Jesus came on the scene, He pointed to their hypocrisy. He told them, “you search the law hoping to find life, when all the time they point to me.” The laws were only to show our need of a savior.

As I’ve said before, one of my favorite scriptures was when Paul stated, “it was not that we had no desire to sin until the law was given.” If you need proof of that, just look at a toddler.

The teachers of the law, had it backwards, they felt they were the “keepers of the law.” How absurd! When Christ came on the scene, they had the audacity to ask, “who do you think you are to forgive sins? You aren’t God! First you break the Sabbath by healing someone (which is working on the Sabbath) and then to tell someone that his sins are forgiven!” This is exactly when Christ showed them and superceded there understanding of the natural laws by asking, “which is easier to say, you sins are forgivine, or to say, get up , take you mat and walk?”  He told the paralytic to pick up his mat and go home at which point he walked.

The pride being so great in these men did not stop them. They were angered. This is what religious people do. Now this man Jesus, had to be put to death. He was making everyone look bad.

Judaism, is not a religion. It was a strict code set down by God Himself so He could preserve a nation of people. They were first the Hebrews. The nation that worshiped one God. The God of the bible. He set down every single event to be followed to and jot and tittle, and would be fulfilled by one person in the Messiah.

There were over 500 laws that were to be fulfilled and as Jesus spoke, He reminded the teachers that if they had violated one aspect of the law, they had violated the whole of the law. He also reminded them they personally had not even entered the kingdom. “Woe to you experts in the law because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” (11:52) Trying to act as if the people had to jump through so many hoops and it was just impossible. Bringing so much despair when they had not even had an understanding themselves of what it was to enter in( remember Nocodemus?), that the Lord was the end all, the fulfillment of the laws.

All things have come through Him and have their fulfillment in Him.

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Who Is Molech?


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Yes, I suppose that many would believe that the god, Molech is an ancient idol, that has nothing to do with anyone, but some crazy Satan worshipers. Or perhaps maybe the elite party revelers in Bohemian Grove every July,  when they perform their Cremation of Care‘ ceremony, in what they may consider a harmless ritual. (Or is it?)

If you are a believer in the Lord, then you had better make sure that you research the ancient roots of the bible so that you are not “ignorant of Satan’s devices.” He has taken hold of this world by the rulers of power through the worship of the idols that they serve.

Just as Solomon had taken pagan wives in his latter years of age and built altars to Molech and Milcom, which was an utter apostacy to the Lord God. Now I will tell you the scriptures that are spoken of Molech and how they apply to us. The grief that is born to all of us because of our ignorance and deception and how we have fallen. We must turn and all believers must take a strong stand against this. We cannot allow complacency from our ranks. This is not a political issue. It is a moral issue and it will become the sword that divides.

Milcom was referred to as the horror of the Ammonites, but Molech was described as “the abomination of the Ammonites,” which makes me wonder, if this might be the statue erected in the temple one day. (The abomination of desolation)

Leviticus:20: 2-5 Again you shall say to the sons of Israel, whoever he be of the sons of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that gives any of his seed to Molech, he shall surely be put to death, the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

Now, reading commentary from the Pentateuch;

“although, in the times of the later kings children were actually given up to Molech and burned as slain offerings, even among the Israelites it by no means follows from this, that a passing through to Moloch, “or passing through the fire.” signified slalughtering and burning with fire causing to pass through fire denoted primarily going through fire without burning or purification through fire, by which the children were consecrated to Moloch a kind of fire baptism which preceded the sacrificing. (F)ebruation was practiced among the idolatrous rites of the heathen, no doubt the worship of Moloch assumed different forms at different times and among different nations.

This brings me to the policies of our nation and how the powers were shaped by these rulers. Why aren’t these occult rituals harmless? Because these very same rulers, shape public policy and we are the people that follow, blindly. Unless, we listen to the voice of the Lord. Remember, He told us, “for lack of knowledge, my people perish.” It is through Godly wisdom and His knowledge that we will be saved. Not the knowledge of this world which is foolishness.

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. She was an Atheist. She believed and promoted eugenics and forced sterilization and euthanasia. To read her quotes now, are just disgusting, and barbaric yet, she promoted her agenda quite efficiently to this nation and especially when Roe v Wade took hold in the senate and it opened the gaping jaws for Molech, nationwide. The poorest of the poor, disabled, blacks, asians, basically the Hitler agenda,( not the master gene pool), according to her.

Now Who is Molech? Do you really believe it  must be a stone owl that is in the middle of Bohemian Grove? Or has Satan unwittingly deceived worldwide leaders into promoting a kinder, gentler approach? It is a known fact that these world leaders meet together and relax, yet they come together to collaborate as well. They extol their greatest ideas, even the hashing out the serious issues while having their wild orgies.  Remember, “He appears, as an angel of light that he may deceive? How about if  he does not appear as an outwardly satanic stone idol,  in an absurdly occultic ritual every year, but in a much more insidious manner, in which he influences the most powerful men in the world to promote these policies?

Yes, Perhaps, A woman’s right to choose? Make us think we have the right to our own bodies. How ingenious. Sacrifice just sounds so, horrible. The blood of our own offspring is on our hands. How would we know? It’s the sin of convenience. After all, it’s not really a baby is it? No, Planned Parenthood says, “it’s just a mass of cells. It is not even life yet.” Which is just what the serpent had done in the Garden of Eden. He didn’t outwardly tell Eve to sin. All he had to do was to plant the seed of doubt about God’s word. “Did God really say that thou shall not eat of that tree?” If we don’t know what God has said about when life begins, it’s easy to say, “come on? Does life really begin at conception? It’s just a bunch of cells. The power play is to usurp Gods ultimate authority.

Margaret Sanger had a plan all along and she promoted it in her package at Planned Parenthood. It’s all a pack of lies from the pit of hell  since she was an Atheist, she was under the rule of the god of this world which is Satan and his agenda.

The Lord said, “Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you.” He tells us, “You were fearfully and wonderfully made! I knit you together in your mother’s womb.” The Lord says, “You are not your own. You were bought for a price. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.”

Yes, the Lord told us that not one of us was a ‘mistake,’ yet this is what the enemy wants us to believe. He also wants these grown men to believe that they would derive some kind of power if they engage in these  rituals.He longs to make a mockery of man, because we are created in Gods own image. Satan is not created in Gods image, so he just loves to have mankind make fools of themselves and fall prey to his deceptions to our own destruction. Didn’t he tell Christ the same thing?  That “if He would just bow down to him he would give him all things as far as he could see?” How funny. Everything belonged to the Lord and of course we know that the Lord repeated the word of God to Him, by stating, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me!”

Yes, this is what our Lord has told us. It is a commandment and not one to take lightly. Our nations leaders scratch their heads and wonder what is happening in this country. Yet they seemed to have forgotten something very simple. They should talk to the farmers in the area near there little campground. “Hey farmer Joe? When you plant your crops, do you run out the next day to see if they have sprouted?” Since these white collars never get their hands dirty, they probably aren’t sure of the timing, but I’m pretty sure they know it takes a little time to see a harvest.

The reply they will probably get will be, “no, it will take some months to come in. Well, in our lives, the Lord has told us that we are sowing seeds. To be sure, we will be sewing to the flesh or to the spirit. This country is now reaping a harvest of death and destruction and there is only one way out. We sown seeds to Molech. The penalty is death.

The Lord has taken the curse of sin and death upon Himself.

A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping. Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted because her children are no more. (Jeremiah 31:15)

You Say, “I Am Rich, and Do Not Need A Thing”


One Nation Under God

“But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes,  so you can see. Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline! So be earnest and repent.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:17-19

Wow, the insights into this portion of scripture are endless as a word to the church age, the nations and to me personally.

It has been a painful journey to be sure and nothing painful comes without cost. But this is what the Lord has stated in this Revelation. Look at our country as an example.

We have desired to remove His presence and proclaim ourselves as pagans in actions and deeds. Separating His name from everything. The apostasy of nations and all being offended at His holy name. Yet Moloch and the pagan gods have their rituals and no one bothers to see the shame. The Bohemian Club practices and  such pagan rituals are looked at as fun and games, even though they extend to people in the highest ranks of our society. It is incredible and  our Lord, has already told us we shall be under judgment  for turning away from Him.

Now we can see the Lord speaking to Laodicea, that she believes to be so rich, in need of nothing.” Self-righteous.  I just heard someone speak the other day that they had faith, in their faith. I had absolutely no understanding in this whatsoever. Since we cannot depend upon a salvation based on faith in faith. We cannot save ourselves. If this were even a remote possibility, we would have had no need of a sacrifice and would have seen someone achieve god status long ago. It just isn’t possible.

Now when Christ “counseled us to buy gold refined in the fire.” First I noticed that there is a price to be paid. Many believers that come to faith in Christ think that a confession of faith is the end as well. So, this is also not the answer. We cannot put “faith in faith.” But it’s also not enough to just say, I believe in Christ and now I have faith in Christ, so I’m saved.” Yes it’s true “it is by grace we are saved and not by works, lest any man should boast, yet the Lord tells us, that we shall be walking as overcomers in this world. In direct opposition to it.

For Christ said, “Even the demons believe and they tremble.” He’s telling us there is more to this walk. It is overcoming. Read the message to all seven churches in Revelation. At the end of each one he says, “To him who overcomes.”

So, what is the price of gold refined by the fire? Well, as most people know, and especially in this day when gold prices are at an all time high, the more  ore  that is in gold, the more impurities. The more intense the fire, the more the impurities will be burned out and the  more refined the gold becomes. In fact, the gold will become liquid in its most pure form.

I would believe this process is for those believers that are willing to become ‘sold out,’ to Him. The world’s riches are worthless refuse as we draw closer to Him.

Next, He tells us”to purchase white garments to wear to cover our shameful nakedness.” How can this be done? if we are covering ourselves? The term ‘covering up’ came from somewhere. You can cover yourself, or become transparent, and allow Him to cover you with His white garments. Yes, this is difficult. The world and its system would say, don’t say anything, unless you get caught. Blah, blah, blah. That is not the Lords truth. He delivers us from evil and this is the way He does it. On that day of His return, we can be wearing the wedding garments that He has bestowed upon us or our own worldly garments to hide ourselves and as we can see from the story in scripture, those invited to the Wedding feast without His garments are not invited in.

He has shown me in so many ways. Everyone builds altars and has false images. Even if it is a false image that we have created of ourselves and we bow down to this false image. He wants us to tear it down.Yes, I was so hurt when I would find that the people I cared about would sit in judgment of me and believed lies about me. That’s when I heard the voice of the Lord speaking to me after reading these scriptures. “Why defend yourself? Let me be your covering.” Then I remembered, yes, it’s true. The truth is, I’m so much worse than the lies, that why do I fight back? As the Lord said, “let the one who is without sin, cast the first stone.”  It is only through this humility that He can really clothe us. So if our faith is in Christ then as Paul stated, our  identity is to be in Christ.

The last thing that He speaks is to “buy eye salve so that you can see.” This is the eye salve of truth. This is once again, a painful price to pay. Some people never want to see the truth. Of course it’s the cliche, “You can’t handle the truth!” The sad thing is that most of us can’t.  If we want His ‘all consuming fire’ to burn the impurities from us, then we must be willing to purchase this eye salve. Yes, it has been painful for me. Every day, I see something devastating from my past. Things that I thought were buried so deep, I lived a different lifetime and would never have to remember again. “Yes, the Lord tells me, You must look at all of this.”

Yes, I was so offended. I was so hurt, by others in my life, yet I had forgotten how much I had been forgiven. How could this be? Now I knew what impurities the Lord was burning on this altar of suffering. I have been in a fire of torment and doors closing in my face by His hand and I would cry out to Him, “Why?” Oh, did I really purchase this eye salve with my prayers? That the answer should come back in a wave of such devastation. It took everything out of me. That I could hardly get out of my bed. Yet his words came to me, “A bruised reed He will not break, nor a smoldering wick He will not snuff out.” Isaiah 42:3

He reminded me that He was with me when the horrific things happened to me and when I made the wrong choices as well. Even when I disgraced Him and He is not like man, He longs to forgive us when we acknowledge our need of Him. Everyone, not just me, but “for those that have been forgiven much, love much.”

Because you have been forgiven, does not mean, you can remain silent. It’s time to remember and to become the one I’ve chosen you to become. WE don’t close the door and say “oh that was B.C. and it doesn’t count. He wants to deal with all of it. Not to bring us harm but for our good. “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

“Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline. When our nation and even our world understands this and turns to Him, we will be blessed and set free.

A Divine Appointment in Walmart


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I went to Walmart today and I thought I was going to pick up a few things, but the Lord had different plans.

As I was pushing my shopping cart, I heard a voice, A woman was asking, “How do I wear this scarf?” I told her, “Oh, that’s the great thing about scarves. They’re very versatile. I showed her a couple things she could do with it and then she asked, “Does it look ok with these tops?” “Sure,” I told her. Those are great colors.

Then she looked very sad. I’m flying to Iowa to go to my sister’s funeral. She just died. “Oh, I’m very sorry.” “Yes, she was murdered. She helped delinquent boys and two of them were at her house one night. She went down to her basement to get them some soda and when she was coming up the stairs, they beat her to death with some dumbells.”

“What?! That’s terrible!” At that moment I knew she needed a hug and she just began to cry. “Don’t worry, the Lord holds everyone accountable for their deeds and you will see your sister again, I told her.” “Will I?” “Yes, you will.”

Then she asked, “Can she see me?” I told her “No she can’t see you because she is in a place where there is no pain or sorrow and to see you would cause her great pain, however, she is before the face of the Lord. The Word of God tells us that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”

She told me, “my mother felt something touch her cheek one night.” I said, “yes, that is the Holy Spirit. He is called The Comforter. He comes to comfort all who mourn. He is the one who Jesus spoke of when he told his disciples that He must leave and go to the Father so that He could send the Holy Spirit to live in us, the believers. I shared with her my own experience when my brother died and my journey to find the truth and how God lovingly tells us that “if we search for Him with all of our hearts He will be found by us.” I reminded her that it was for this reason that I had crossed her path. “Yes!” She said, that’s true! I was shaking and so upset. Now I have goosebumps! I want to get a bible! I prayed with her, right there in the store and we went to the bible section, (glad Walmart has bibles) and she bought one. “I can read this on the plane! “Where do I start?” “Well, I always recommend the book of John, since he was a young boy when he started following Jesus and he has a childlike account.

We exchanged numbers and she said, I can’t believe it, I’m not even shaking anymore! I laughed and said, “well, that’s because when you ask the Lord to be your savior, you have a peace in your life. It doesn’t mean that you won’t have trials. Yet, you know that you have a life to come. This body of flesh is passing away.It is temporary.

She told me that she was 69 years old and has been married for 30 years and I thought it has been all this time that the Lord has waited before he has finally made this divine appointment for her. But the word of God says that “when one sinner repents all the angels in heaven rejoice,” and her sister was right there with them.

Upon returning home I shared this story with my daughter. “How come people just start telling you things like that?” She asked. “Well, ” I reminded her, “that Jesus had said, “no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” (John 6:44) So it is by the power of the Holy Spirit in the believers that a person is being drawn and only at the Lord’s direction. He alone knows if it is time for that person, perhaps because they are searching or prayers being answered. We are the vessels that carry the Spirit. Remember? When we offered our lives to the Lord we told Him to use us as His servants for this very purpose. We die to ourselves so that He can live through us. This is why the world and its trappings must become insignificant to us or we will miss opportunities like this. My errands would have been more important than this womans extreme grief and I would have missed a chance to resurrect a dead spirit. This is why the Lord told us that we have the resurrection power living in us now.

It is said that if you are born once, you will die twice. The death of the flesh and the death of the spirit. But if you are born twice (born again) you will  die once. The death of the flesh. You will live eternally.

Who Is Snuffy Anyway?


Sesame Street's lovable Snuffy

Yes, I have always been perplexed by this, and I’m sure some of you know this. Who is inside of Snuffleupagus? That cute thing on Sesame Street? For a while Big Bird used to talk about him as if it was his imaginary friend and no one believed him. Then he made his appearance.

The other day I was reminded of him again. Just when my kids thought I had finally put it to rest, Sesame Street celebrated their 40 year anniversary and dredged it all up again. I had been reminded of the time I had a girl on my flight and she told me that her husband worked on the set. My first question was, “hey, aren’t there two people inside that Snuffy character?” “Well, yea,” she replied. “Well, what does the person in the back tell everyone that he does for work?” I mean, I’m just curious. When the questions begin, say at a dinner party.  Like, “Oh, you are the one in that Snuffy character? Oh, I thought there were two of you. Oh, there are two? Oh, which one are you?”

She just cracked up and stated, no one has ever asked me that.

Yea, I can just imagine. Then my daughter told me. “You know, you’re right. I saw the guy that played Big Bird on a few shows to honor the anniversary, and every time they were asking him about the Snuffy character, he would say, “oh he’s getting the mail, or he’s using the bathroom!” lol “See? I told you!” I was very excited to hear this, since it seemed to prove something.

I can’t say that I blame them at all.If there are two, someone has to be in the back. In my company, that would mean seniority rules. I guess this is where a union comes in handy. As I read this list of puppeteers, it states the names and responsibilities, and it does say clearly, backup, hmm, I’m wondering  if that’s code for, second in command. Of course most of the puppets are small, but by looking at the size of this animal, come on! How can one person walk around in that suit?

And that just leads right back to my to my previous posts on “mascot abuse.” Don’t forget about that poor Bratwurst that was smacked with a baseball bat while running the bases in Milwaukee, only to have that Milwaukee Brewer find out it was a sweet young girl inside. What is this world coming to?

“Do Not Touch My Anointed Ones”


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The vessels hold the anointing

In the Old Testament the Lord used the Thummim and Urim to determine His will. The High Priests were the ones that were the only ones that could read what He had to say.

Moses spent an entire 40 days without food or drink and his face was so radiant in the Lord’s presence that he had to put a veil over it. Yet in his absence from the people of Israel, they had convinced Aaron to make a golden calf. It doesn’t take long for humans to long for the presence of something, anything to worship. For people today, its their money, yachts, houses, etc. For some it is simply their own image. Their good works. Their pride. I’m so good at not being good, that I’m good. We just can’t win. All of us stink and that’s just the plain truth of the matter. Whether rich or poor. We all would have done what the children of Israel did and cast our jewels into the fire to have a nice golden calf to dance around.

Moses came down after all of his fasting and being that close that he had to veil his face and he broke the tablets. Just imagine…he was madder than he**! How could he spend time with the Lord Himself and these selfish ingrates do this???? Well, Moses didn’t realize how rare he was.

Now, here we are again. We are at an extraordinary place in time. Very few realize this because they are dancing around the golden calf again.

The Lord has already sent His anointed into this world. But this changed after the Lord’s resurrection. Remember, He told us that He resurrected so that He could send His spirit which is the anointing. Now the anointing, (the Holy Spirit) lives within the believers. In a greater degree or lesser depending upon how much we are willing to sacrifice. How sanctified we become.

There is no possible way that anyone can live in this world and understand the spiritual aspects of anything surrounding this universe unless they acknowledge God. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us the knowledge of everything spiritual.

The Lord tells us that “what has its beginning in the flesh, must be completed in the flesh and what has its beginning in the spirit must be completed in the spirit.”

In Ephesians 6:10, we are told that we do not war against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of evil in heavenly realms. It speaks of “rulers and authorities, and powers.”

We know as believers that there are spirits that operate within the hierarchy of the rulers of this age and we are to wage spiritual warfare against them through our prayers and fasting. These people have become influenced by them and the Word of God tells us that they have become ensnared by Satan “to do his will.”

If they cannot become free, they will rule over us, and they do not realize this. They are domineering and greedy. They will die in their own sins and this is what the enemy of their souls desires. As long as they do not see that they are in need of a Savior.

Without the Holy Spirit all of the world is lost and the rulers are blind.

Now if you look at the natural, as the Lord reminds us, behind the veil, you will see the spiritual abiding. The demonic realm is always plotting their strategies.

On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers were destroyed by evil. A picture of the enemy confronting the Lord. He was sounding the alarm.

If you have spiritual eyes you can see that this set the stage for the destruction of the global economy and the tidal wave that followed. These ruling principalities were giving a sign in the natural of what was going to happen in the spiritual realm

The way back is not mans way. It is only by turning to the Lord. Listen to what the Lord is speaking. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but it leads to death.” He is speaking of spiritual death. We must acknowledge the Lord in all that we do. Our country has turned from God.

Now, the world as we know it, will not come to an end. However, the Lord is going to return for His people.They will be taken out of the world.  When this happens it will signal the beginning of “The time of Jacobs Troubles.”

This is a time of great tribulation for this earth.

People that believe that this earth is going to end, simply do not understand the Lord’s plan for mankind. I would just say this, listen to the ones sent to you. God has sent many messengers.

Only true believers will ever witness this power because it requires faith to exercise this power. The Lord tells us that we “trample scorpions and serpents in His name.” We must know that we have this power and walk in it. Walk into the darkness and you will see the light that you carry. The light shines brightest in the darkness.

“”When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it, they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings;

Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.(1 Chronichles 16:19-22)

Honor Your Parents


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I had been given a revelation of this very important commandment by my pastor in a teaching once. I wondered why I had never noticed it before. It’s the only commandment with a blessing attached to it. The Fifth Commandment which states, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Some translations say, “so that things may go well with you and you may live long upon the earth.” (Exodus 20:12)

Either translation pretty much tells you that it is a blessing that is dependent upon our own respect for our parents. It also does not state that this is a conditional blessing. Meaning, our parents do not earn this honor. We just honor them regardless. I’m not saying that if they have done something terrible, we condone this. I’m saying that honor, is just given as a choice by will.

If we look at this commandment then we must believe that conversely, by not giving honor to our parents, that things will not go well with us.

I remember being in a heated argument with my mother when I was a teenager and I lifted my hand as if to slap her. I was held back, supernaturally. I knew this was impossible and I alway felt grief knowing that I dishonored her to even bring my hand up. After this we have had many arguments and they always end up with me apologizing and telling her that there is no excuse for me disrespecting her.

Now something else the Lord showed me that I found very beautiful. It filled my heart since I was also a stepparent dealing with many parenting issues. As so many people have extended families, Christ did not differentiate.

One day I was reading the account of Christ’s crucifixtion and I was rereading the episode of Christ assigning John to His mother, at the foot of the cross. Why would He do this, I wondered. Here He is, dying, and yet, He finds this very important to make sure this last lesson is taught. Usually last words spoken from a dying man tend to be the most important. This is when I thought of my own life and realized that Christ was trying to tell all of us that His own blood is what makes us one family. It is not the fact that we are born into a family. Right there at the foot of the cross. So we know that once we give our lives to Christ, we are all one. This was the reason that “not a bone of His was broken.” It was to show that the family of God is intact. One body.

So, we know also that to “Honor our father and mother,” also extends to our spiritual father and mother’s. Anyone that is within the body of Christ and has a part in our spiritual upbringing.

Now my own father did many things that hurt me during my life, yet I knew he was full of hurt in his own life. He never had many chances in life. I had a lot of compassion for him. I never was angry with him. If my father ever had to earn any honor, well, it just would be impossible. But if we had to earn honor with the Lord, wouldn’t that also be impossible? How can we hold our parents to a standard that we can’t keep?

I know there are some parents that are just jerks. I’ve met them. They can’t help it. But don’t rob yourself of your own blessing. Honor them and that doesn’t mean you have to hang out with them. Just don’t live with regrets.

I think that the Lord must believe that this commandment is pretty important since it is one of the things that the prophet Malachi speaks will take place before the return of the Lord. (Malachi 4:5)