Monday, August 17, 2015

The call!

I have heard the call to preach for most of my life, I gave sermons in my dreams,  now thanks to, I can give these; 'Sermons On The Blog!'

I was raised in a Lutheran Christian day school, thanks to my wonderful parents  I had religion 6 days a week, including five school days, and Sunday school.  Over the years I memorized much of the kjv Bible, My research took me into the works of the many great prophets and the worlds great Spiritual programs.

At the age of 16, on my first part time job in a book store, I got the book called "There is a river," by Thomas Sugrue.  The story of Edgar Cayce, the 'sleeping prophet'.  It was the answer to my prayers in search of a God Of Love.  I came to believe in reincarnation.

I went 'beyond' into  'A Course In Miracles' (ACIM) and the Way Of Mastery, and I am still evolving Spiritually.

I will print the words of Jesus, and the verse numbers in red. and my words in gray.

The Division!

This 'Sermon on the Blog' is based on Matt.25:31-46, where Jesus gives a parable about the end of the world.


When the son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goat's on his left.

The division was not by religion, nor belief systems, nor by sexual persuasions  (gay straight),  nor race,  nor any extreme  'sinners',  perverts,  murderers,  thieves, nor by those successful at making money, or those of the poor. disabled or whole.

I remember Jesus saying to the thief on the cross."This day shalt thou be with me in paradise."

Matt.22:37  Jesus said unto him. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,

38  This is the first and great commandment.

39   And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

40   On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets

These are 'commandments' not suggestions!

The division was based only on each person's ability to follow those first two commandments.   Jesus also gave us a new commandment, That we love one another, as He has loved us.

If we do LOVE, than we will gladly serve one another also.

The sheep

Matt.25:34 Then shall the king say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me, I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the king shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

God's law is that 'we reap what we sow,' if we sow that which we would want for ourselves, we receive that back, but not just as we sowed it, as in the example of the flour, it is returned unto us, "shaken down, pressed over". As any cook knows, one can fill a cup with loose flour, and than shake down, and pressed down, and you have 1/2 cup. "ye blessed of my Father," indeed!


Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

I once had a friend who had lost his beloved wife to cancer, and he wasn't going to forgive God for 'taking her'. He wanted nothing to do with the' G__ word' He admitted that he did not know where he was going after death. Knowing that he was a good guy, few better, I didn't hesitate to tell him that he was going where all the good guys go. He had been a 'giving' person all his life.

The Goat's!

Just what sort of animal is the 'goat' anyway? They don't make good pets, for the most part it is rare to find a 'loving' goat. They are quick to anger; "Got your goat?" and quick to use their horn's, as any farmer knows. They don't follow anyone, they go their own way, only the Jackass is more stubborn!

Jesus said unto the goat's on His left hand, in Matt.25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,  Depart from me,  ye cursed,  into everlasting fire,  prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying "Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?"

45 Then shall he answer them saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal.

Let me point out here, that the word 'meat' is used to cover all manner of food? (else; I also shall be guilty of giving no 'meat' because I try to be a vegetarian, most of the time.)

Someone once told me that the greatest sin, must be selfishness? The 'self-serving' have no blessings, because they haven't earned them.

If in one lifetime, they were blessed with all that it takes to be very successful in life, than hoarded their possessions, made little, and fun of, those who serve others. Than in future lifetimes, they will indeed have a figurative 'hell' to pay. and figurative is the only 'hell' that I believe in.

There is a place outside of the walls of Jerusalem where they burned the bodies of the dead, That also translates into the word 'hell'. If I should say something like.. "That really burned me up." would you think that I was literly on fire? Or just angry?

What can you do?

I would not tell you what to do, I can only say what I would do, and have done.  I often 'get' that people think that I'm 'unwise' to help other's out, for instance, when I'm driving, and there's a person on the street corner with a sign... "Homeless, please help!".  I have no food in the car, only some money, so I hand that to him. My friends say that "he will only get drug's or booze with my money, so I have only made him worse." But Jesus made it plain to me, I was not ministering unto the homeless person;  I was serving Jesus himself!

There are many opportunities while driving to be polite, let some car in ahead of you, provided you don't hold up more cars behind you.

See someone at the grocery store checkout, ahead of you, struggling to find change, toss in your quarter, with a smile, not only do you help the person, but you have advanced the line for all behind you.

By your actions, you can create Heaven, right here on Earth. (The opposite is true also.) If everyone did as you did, Earth would be Heaven.

You can give money to someone in need, and tell them that they don't need to pay you back, if you like, ask them to do something nice for someone else. You won't miss the money ever.