THE FRUIT OF THE LOOM

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

i’m not really nervous posting this,…fact is,…i’m not really sure just “how” i feel??????? sometimes you just gotta hang it out there and see if anything happens……and even then,…you just can’t expect anything at all. many times,…we simply just do what we doing,…and just keep on living our life. so,..with that said,…here you go…

We, not only as humans,…but especially,…as Christians are a funny bunch, aren’t we??? Like peculiar funny,…ya know??? This comment kind of inspired a few different things. things that I have been thinking about quite a bit lately. The first of which is this. We speak our “own” language, THAT’S FOR SURE!
Talk about speaking in other tongues, huh!? We say things like “the blood of Jesus”,…and,…regenerates,…and,…the word,…and???,…well???,….etc, etc, etc,…do you see what I mean???
 
And that is all fine and well, right???
 
But,…especially now, in my life,…I am (re)learning the importance,…or maybe, thee NECESSITY, is a better word,…of speaking and explaining those things to “those who need them” while living my faith,…does that make sense????
 
So many times, it seems as if we have an exclusive club, one in which the “outsiders” would need a “decoder ring” to even have half of a chance to understand just what it is we are saying! lol,…but,…no lol…one of the things is this. It’s almost as if we use the scriptures to “talk amongst ourselves” in quoted “affirmations????”
 
But,…in our faith,…we are to be the salt??? correct? Why salt? What does salt do?
 
Actually, if you are feeling brave,…then google what “all” salt does! It ain’t just for sprinkling on food! You’ll see…
 
As the salt,…we MUST LIVE the (quoted) scriptures,…as well as “speak them”,…in 100% encouraging love. In doing so,…we “win souls.” As we are told by God that,…”this is a wise thing to do.” (proverbs) and this is also about what being “fishers of men” is about…
 
As for myself,…looking back,…I believed on, in, and received Jesus as a very little boy. Now,…some can (and absolutely will) try to argue that??? (but they will have to argue with someone other than me) But,…it’s a fact. Or, for as much as an invisible thing “can be” a fact???? or,…proven…
 
I didn’t know a bunch of scriptures,…I didn’t “go” to church,…I just felt this loving invisible thing with me always…just as He said,…He’s our friend. But then???
We start to grow older,…and then,…we begin to acquire “knowledge.” This is where the caution flags should start flyin! lol Knowledge can, all too often, be a dangerous,…and deadly thing!
 
(knowledge??? hhhhmmmmm,…kinda makes me think of “the fruit” that Adam and eve ate????? I wonder if,…?????)
 
I say that, to say this,…in faith, with simple “childlike faith”…for any and all of us to be saved, (accepted by God eternally, and 100%!)…it’s not “what we know”,…rather it’s,…”WHO WE KNOW!” Jesus loves me this I know,…etc,…
 
Since I have “moved here” to blogland,…I have seen (heard) the constant arguing, which IS NOT THE SAME THING AS,..”DEBATING” over the “ORIGINAL SIN.” (not to mention numerous other things, scriptures, denominations, etc,…) Now, as a little bitty kid, I was told,…or actually, I was simply listening to someone about how Eve ate the apple,…blah blah blah,…that infant version of the story is not “what”,..”convinced” me how badly I needed Jesus. at all.
I “just knew???”,…and not in a feeling condemned way either???? Just the opposite! Does anyone else understand what I mean by,…”just knew????”
 
Jesus tells us that He “stands at the door and knocks”,…correct???? Does He do this by sliding “pamphlets under the door of our hearts???” (pamphlets,…meaning, written words on paper???) nope. He does this invisibly.
Supernaturally, if you prefer that word better.
 
Now, don’t get me wrong here, ok??? so,…God (Jesus/Holy Spirit) knocks,…and we “open up to let Him in”, correct??? In doing this, We ARE Saved. Period.
 
(but the word “salvation” has a little different meaning,…but that‘s for another time)
 
So, I “opened up”…and He “came” in. (the comforter)
AND HE IS STILL IN ME,…as He “has never left me,…nor forsaken me”,…He,…is my SAVIOR,…and my REDEEMER,…and my forever MEDIATOR between ME and GOD. Pretty simple, huh???
 
I understand that the words in The Bible all have their place and usage, ok???
 
As long as “their place and usage” leads people to an understanding of faith and freedom, not into the dark gray area of the confusing difficulty of and about (continuous dead) works while continually flogging a dead horse,…wherein is found confusion, and anxiety, and depression, and despair,…and many thing bad…
 
but to the simplicity of simple faith,…
And NOW,…under the “new covenant”,…it is solely because of “believing” in “faith” that we are adopted into God’s family…Period. Do you follow????
 
So, we are told that the soldiers at Golgotha gambled for Jesus’ garment??? Correct??? But here and now, the garment I’d like to talk about??? Well,…it is actually,…his UNDERgarment?
I think you may still see what I hope to share here. it was the closest thing to Jesus’ body. It was,…in effect,…His “personal covering.”
 
I may now where the FRUIT OF THE LOOM company got it’s name??? anyway……
 
We as Christians (HUMANS) are also covered, personally, as well as individually,…yet, collectively,…all at the same time.
 
How’s that for pretty cool???! As with the blood over the doorways in Egypt that was applied by God Himself,..(though GOD had a “human” apply the blood.) The slaves “Israelites” were totally “unaware” of this SACRIFICIAL BLOOD COVERING. And this was all because of God’s plan…
 
But, even though they were unaware,…or, unKNOWing,…the plagues passed them by, correct??? Or,…passed them “over???” (passover)………hhhhhmmmmm,….
 
As I write this,….even though it is “severely redneck and juvenile” I see what I am trying to say. Praise Jesus for that! lol…
I stutter as I type…I’m dead serious! I’m not writing about a fishing trip with a buddy! I am writing about what I believe to be God’s Word…as well as how I believe it “applies” to our lives…
 
I do not want to hurt or mislead anyone,…in any way.
My hope is to encourage others to see a “Loving and Merciful God”…and find true freedom. Freedom with,…”no strings attached.” Period.
 
No strings attached???…??? That’s funny to me! You may see why in a second. Or, maybe not.
 
so,…Jesus’ “personal covering” was gambled away, correct?
Adam and eve were also given a personal covering, weren’t they??? When they had to leave the garden, right?
Ok,…here’s a quick and kinda fun tidbit,…“when” they left the garden??? Actually,…it was “right before!” leaving.
 
Anyway,…as God did with the unknowing Israelites, He first did with Adam and Eve,…God Himself shed the blood of an animal, and skinned it…and then “He, Himself” made “coverings” for Adam and eve. Correct?
Now, the tidbit? Up until they “got the boot” so to speak,…eve,…had no name.
 
She was “woman”…just woman. Odd? Kinda cool? It is to me,…but,…it doesn’t have to be to anyone else,…thus,…no room for argument…tahdah!!!
 
See how EASILY we can do this, kids???!
 
lol (not, “WHAT” WE KNOW,…but, “WHO” WE KNOW,…etc…remember?)
 
But,…just for fun and a little perhaps increased view or understanding of all the great details in Genesis,…ask your self (or God) this question,…
“Why did she NEED a name at all????”
And, why, “ONLY”, was she given one…when they had to go to,…”the OUTSIDE world???”
 
Your answer “may” be a hint that allows you to look at “other things” that you may have heard about Adam and woman (eve) a bit differently and more clearly as well?
And yet,…at the same time,…the “CORE OF THE ORIGINAL SIN” will in NO WAY be affected by what you “may” find.
 
Meaning, through Adam, (and eve) SIN was introduced into the human race,…much in the same way as a DEADLY VIRUS which was created in a laboratory, inside of a “controlled environment” had infected one (or two) of the scientists who were inside the lab.
But then, the infected scientists,…upon their leaving “the laboratory”,…the “virus” was then released upon the entire world. (TAHDAH!!!!!!!) Give that a little bit of thought folks…
 
(no matter what your answer,…original sin still remains intact…jus sayin)
 
Remember what I said I heard as a little kid??? Eve ate an apple, etc??? It wasn’t an apple at all, right? But, apple or not…I still believe. I’m still saved. I still have faith.
 
one more lil tidbit follows,…just for fun,…???
 
{lol,…If the “serpent” were a “snake”,…then why did the serpent walk on two feet???
 
Or, was it…maybe four feet???
 
Or maybe,…none at all???
 
lol…I’m not tryin to rile anyone up here! ok???
 
I told you,…these tidbits are fun! Did God “not tell satan” that “on your “belly” you “will” go???
“WILL GO” (implies the future, doesn’t it?) That pretty much tells us that he was previously standing “upright” at one time, correct???
 
Hhhhmmmm,….”up-right???” up-RIGHT???
 
Anyway,…lol…movin right along now…}
 
I love the little tidbits!!! I have yet to begin to “NOT be able” to find more of them in the bible. (a lil tongue twistery there, huh? lol) These “tidbits” are EVERWHERE!!! Salt for the mashed potatoes and meat!!! Ya know? lol…find em’ for yourself, and let em spice up your Bible reading and seeking.
 
Ok,…now to the end now,…sort of…
 
Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross has no strings attached. Not one. I don’t say this in “past tense”,…but in “present tense” as well…I’m pretty sure that eternity has no time limits, correct?
 
We,…because of His shed blood,…are saved by God’s grace. Period.
 
Ok, now, as for the “NO STRINGS ATTACHED” saying???
 
The (UNDER)garment, or the “covering” that the soldiers gambled for??? Do you remember how it was described??? By, described, I mean specifically as to the “way” in which it was made? It,…was,…seamless. “SEAMLESS” (??????) That means it was/is made of only “ONE PIECE!!!”
Yup,…it was made,…of,…one piece??? One,…”peace???” hhhmmmm I dig that…
 
You see,…normally,…the sleeves were made separately,…and “then” sewn on later…???…….
So, do you see it clear as a bell??? Yet? The covering of Jesus DID NOT have sewn on sleeves!!!??? In other words??? LOL,..YUP, YOU ARE 100% RIGHT!
 
JESUS’ COVERING,…HAS,…”NO STRINGS ATTACHED!!!”
 
Jesus’ blood has every human covered. There are no hoops that we have to jump through to be saved. We are saved because of this shed blood. His sacrifice. His blood shed payment and death for our sins,…meaning,…we are no longer guilty. We are,… FREE. Who the son has freed, (made free?)…are free,…in???, deed??? Indeed? In deed? Like,…a “good” deed??? Or rather,…A GODLY DEED?????
 
Deed??? Like a “contract”, for example? Deed? Like a deed to a “property? Or maybe,…a “deed” to a,…house? A, “house???”  A, “building?” GOD’S HOUSE? A SPIRITUAL HOUSE?
 
We are bought with so great a price??? Buying? Purchasing? Redeemed? A redeemer? A REDEEMER??? (start googling kids!!!) lol
 
Free. Freed. Freed from,…”the laws of sin and death.”
 
We do not have to do anything,…nor can we anyway,…ADD ANYTHING AT ALL to His Covering for our sins…
 
IT IS FINISHED, Jesus said…“totally finished.” in other words,…it’s a DONE DEAL!
 
Simple faith. It can’t be any other way. We believe, we receive,…and through our “opening the door”,…the “indwelling” Holy Spirit is what allows us to walk in the spirit…
 
Last thing is this,…so,…why didn’t God have Adam kill an animal, shed it’s blood, and then skin it to make coverings for his and eve’s sins???
 
Maybe it is because Adam was UNWORTHY TO DO SO????? Perhaps Adam was unable to “do so” because of his “sin???” How can a “sinner”,…an Ungodly sinner,…make a RIGHTeous covering for his own nakedness???
 
The answer,…he can’t,…he couldn’t??? Period.
 
Does that sound harsh??? Well,…you see, fact is,…Adam had already tried to do so. And in doing so,…Adam already had “proven” that “his sinful works” could not cover his own sin,…nor eve’s. Didn’t they???
 
They sewed fig leaves together to try to hide their “nakedness”,…did they not??? How long would that have lasted? When leaves dry,…they become brittle. They in turn, fall apert,….and fall off. Thus exposing their sin. A solution was to, do their works of sewing more leaves together,…till those leaves dried,…fell apart,…and they were “still” exposed. Correct??? Over and over and over…indefinitely.
But, instead, God provided a “sacrifice”,…shed it’s blood,…and covered their sin.
 
Just like Jesus’ undergarment….
 
For it is by God’s grace we are saved,…through faith,…and that not of ourselves,…FOR IT IS A “GIFT” OF GOD,…and not by “our works”…in case ANY SHOULD BOAST AND PROUDLY SAY THAT OUR WORKS MAKE US GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS!!!
 
Yup,…when we try to think that we can cover our own sin,…our leaves dry up and fall to the ground,……..dead works, are called “dead works” for a good reason.
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