Author: WCJX

W. Cedric Johnson is a senior business executive, applied scientist, and mathematician. He is uniquely experienced in the design and development of complex systems. For more than twenty years he served as founder and CEO of an applied sciences firm supporting high technology projects and programs from its twenty-one national and international offices. He has been granted many patents in the field of computing, communications, multimedia, and transaction security, and numerous awards presented to businesses in this class, to include Technology Firm of the year. Today he leads a highly distinguished collaboration of world-class mathematicians and computer scientist productizing a fundamental breakthrough in applied cryptography. He is a thought leader and preeminent developer of network centric cryptographic technology critical to both National Security and the Democratization of Privacy. Mr. Johnson has served as a Director and Adviser to numerous public and private corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. He is the author of many articles and commentaries, and speaks on issues related to technology, education, religion and culture. Educated in the public school system and at highly regarded private colleges, he remains a voracious reader and dialectically adventurous. Not surprisingly he is often challenged to reconcile apparent conflicts between science and theology; Mr. Johnson consistently affirms three cardinal principles: The material universe was designed by an intelligent beginner, and is the product of a first cause event from great nothingness. It is unfathomably perfect, reflecting both the grandeur and majesty of its creator. It evidences natural laws of cause and effect, and others that reveal a material universe sustained by transcendent authority. Man is a relationally conjoined troika: a temporal corporeal body, and eternal non-material invested soul and spirit, reflecting the image of the Creator. Man was terminally estranged from the Creator by bent of the free-will choices of his aboriginal ancestors, which relationship and standing were fully and freely restored by the atoning gift of Christ the Son of God. The Creators Word illuminates rather than censors his worldview and commentary, and precludes his unconditional embrace of red, blue, black, white, conservative, liberal, libertarian, left, right, or center inspired orthodoxy. “I am compelled to discern the intractable relationships of truth and love from deception and fear”. It's best to stay in touch with both sides of an issue. A person who fears God deals responsibly with all of reality, not just a piece of it. Ecclesiastes 7:18 Mr. Johnson is an exercise enthusiast, accomplished songwriter, arranger, and woodwind player; other interests include global economics, culture, and travel. He is father of three adult children, and resides in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Burning Man – Bling versus Light

BURNING MAN – BLING VERSUS LIGHT

Babylon, Mesopotamia – Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Babylon: 9“May the king live forever! 10 Your Majesty has issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of …all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold, 11 and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace.

Black Rock: Hey man didn’t you get the Flash Mob tweet? Everybody is on high alert listening for the beats – the Business Ballers, the Pay-Pal Politicians, the App Store Pastors, the LinkedIn Legends, the Facebook Phenoms, the YouTube Dudes, and the Instagram Babes. WhatsApp with you, even your wife is sleeping in her Bluetooth Ear Buds.

Babylon: 12 But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Black Rock: Dude, they got you and your posse on blast. Old boy told the Head Baller that even though your game is tight: you refuse to raise your hands in the air because you actually don’t care or place your hat over your morals as he dictates; you refuse to imbibe or vote as the king wishes to remain bling-tight. They say you holding out for a distant lover.

Babylon: 13 Furious with rage, the King summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, 14 and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? 15 Now when you hear the sound of …all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you…?

Black Rock: The: democrats, republicans, and independents; red and blue state people; the left, right, rich, and poor; the liberals, conservatives, and libertarians; the CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News anchors – are furious. They’re demanding that you confess your allegiance to the orthodoxy of this age before the next explicit mix track finishes, or your swagger and bling will be vaporized by scurrilous Internet innuendo and a media beat down.

Babylon: 16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him… we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.

Black Rock: Ok Big Dogs, we get it; you believe only what you can see. Your fresh castle, phat chariot, and gangsta posse, have you thinking you actually roll like that. We hear you’ve already sold out our “Burning Man” performance. However, our Master has a season pass for every show in the universe, when He comes you’ll realize He doesn’t need a seat.

Babylon: 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Black Rock: By the way, even if our Master should decide to skip “Burning Man” this year, your band still has no swagger, and we don’t do Beats.

A View from the Confluence of Faith and Science

A VIEW FROM THE CONFLUENCE OF FAITH AND SCIENCE

Much appreciation to: Yuval Harari and Jared Diamond, Gerald Schroeder and Hue Ross, and Moses

Evolution by natural selection is one of the best-substantiated theories in science…Evolutionists

Only one text describes what scientists have since discovered – the Big Bang…Cosmologists

Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities… have been clearly seen …Creationist

Faith

Conscience (ethos), Prophecy (revelation), Reason (logic), and Acts (demonstration)

No matter the particular path(s) – only Faith begets Belief

Scientific discoveries continue to illuminate to controversial Beliefs

Question: Is it incongruous to re-examine faith-allied claims in the light of Science?

 Genesis

 Creationists provided Scientific guidance before Theological arguments

No matter the genesis of inspiration, whether – vision incited by revelation, reason conferred by science, or the natural entangled with the transcendental – faith must be cultivated to engender affection, and engaged to actualize potential. This precept is fundamental; everything that exist and everything we are derives from this TripleLux. It is expressed poignantly by the familiar affirmation – faith without works is dead; said in context – inspiration begets cultivation, which begets actualization, e.g. Creation.

Creation exudes Cultivation (synchronization) and Actualization (resiliency)

Question: What are some plausible explanations as to the Inspiration for creation?

Science

Science provides systematic verification of facts, truths, and inference regarding faith

Observation of cultivation and examination of actualization have increased scientific knowledge regarding cosmology, ecology, and anthropology exponentially; inspiration was considered too nebulous for scientific analysis. Given the interdependency of these three high science disciplines, it is reasonable to conclude they share the same modus of inspiration. Prior to the confluence of these high science disciplines, creationism – presented in just thirty-one succinct verses – provided the only complimentary account. This scientific tsunami has given inescapable gravity to but one term, Creator.

Scientific Cosmology coincides with Creationism

Scientific Ecology coincides with Creationism

Question: Can Anthropology coincide with Cosmology/Ecology, but not Creationism?

Cosmology

 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…Gen. 1: 1-5

Cosmology is the scientific discipline that investigates the origin and development of the universe. While theories abound, the one exhibiting credible correlation between faith and reason is referred to as the Big Bang. Cosmologists describe the universe as the production of an intelligent beginner and a first cause event – from great nothingness.

The COBE and Hubble satellites enabled scientists to determine the precise tempo at which the universe transpired. In the only precise accounting of record, the six periods – evening (chaos – ereb) to morning (order – boqer) – to include a final period of reference (one earth orbit) – ranged from millions to but thousands of reference-based years. Corroboration and illumination of this written account by credible mathematical and cosmogenesis analysis gives rise to but one description – Creator.

Only one Beginning and Ending coincide with the Creation of the Universe

Question: If Creation of the Universe was the Beginning, what was the End objective?

Ecology

God called the vault “sky” (3.8B yrs.) – God called the dry ground “land”… the gathered waters he called “seas”… Let the land produce vegetation (2.0B yrs.) – Let there be lights in the sky to separate the day from the night (1.0B yrs.) – Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky (0.5B yrs.) – Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds (0.2B yrs.) Gen. 1: 6-25

Ecology is the scientific discipline that investigates organisms, physical surroundings, and the consequences of their interaction. Analysis of geophysical and fossil data has convinced scientists that the cooling of the earth and the appearance of water and sunshine proffered conditions conducive to the consequential-evolution of biological organisms. No matter debates regarding consequential-resiliency (e.g. global warming), the earth, atmosphere, plants, and animals form a highly complex relational-ecosystem, which boundaries must be understood and respected.

Elementary science, observation, and intuition, embolden the presumption that within the relational-ecosystem the simple gives rise to the more complex. However, molecular biologists have discovered single cell plants with hundreds of times the genetic information per cell as mammals, but lack a plausible explanation as to the origin of either genome. No matter the possible scientific incongruity, the quest for planets evidencing hydro potentiality advances. Only one explanation coincides with earth’s genetically rich relational-ecosystem and congruent cosmological periodicityCreator.

The Biblical account attests that biological organisms bringing forth after their own kind

Question: Does 2B yrs. of composition within the boundaries of kind refute Evolution?

Anthropology

Anthropology is the scientific discipline that studies human beings and cultures. It is perhaps the most intriguing of all human interests, besides critical life saving therapies and protocols. Who are we (relationship), why are we here (purpose), and where did we come from (origin)? While relationship and purpose harbor overarching insight, for context and consistency we’ll follow the trail of origin to its intersection with the others.

Sapiens

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground…Gen. 2: 7

Biologically, modern humans are a part of the Homo genus and Sapiens species, of which there were many other species to include Erectus, Ergaster, and Neanderthal; only Homo sapiens survive. Credible scientific investigations repeatedly confirm the sudden not consequential-evolutionary appearance of Homo sapiens. Evolutionists continue to search for a direct link to other Homo genus, contending that Homo sapiens are mammal class evolutionary organisms, and like plants and other animals, are the progeny of the same relational-ecosystem. Further scientific scrutiny reveals that Homo sapiens genetic code is hugely different from other Homo species.

Unlike other Homo genus, Sapiens are the Creators direct handiwork, not consequential-evolution

Question: Why is it critical that Evolutionists directly link all Homo geniuses?

Spirit

Then the Lord…breathed into his nostrils the breath of life …Gen. 2: 7

Despite smaller stature and smaller brains than Neanderthals, Sapiens evidence incomparably advanced cognition and imagination, exhibited by no other Homo genus. The agility biologist, psychologist, and social scientists describe as super-intelligence, derives from impartation of prescient-connection unbounded by time, space, or matter.

The Creator breathed (imparted) His own eternal life spirit into Homo sapiens, not oxygen

Soul

 …and the man became a living being…Gen. 2: 7

Homo sapiens uniqueness – the ability to see what did not exist as though it were, to modify ecosystem relationships to their own advantage, to achieve sufficient caloric intake in a fraction of the time and effort required by other Homo species, and to travel the breath of the planet – derives not from consequential-evolution, but impartation of spirit and then animation of reason, interests, and creativity, this screams Creator.

Th Creator’s life spirit transformed the corporeal and synaptic into the conscious and sentient

Question: What does the gift of Soul and Spirit suggest about Relationship and Purpose?

 

Slide1

The All-Knowingness and Gross-Secrecy Conundrum

THE ALL KNOWINGNESS AND GROSS SECRECY CONUNDRUM

          Rather than to make scapegoats of engineers, it might be wiser to lay before them a work programme… Elmer Ambrose Sperry, 1930

The development of narrative scripts (writing systems) for numbers and then language facilitated the archival preservation and broad dissemination of facts, fictions, accounts, and fantasy. However, narrative scripts were not nearly as proficient at preservation and dissemination of data as for information, likely inspiring and influencing development of computational scripts (mathematical systems).

The analog embodiment of these scripts accommodated physical and access control of data and information. Analog vested scripts together with analog networks comprised of oceans, seas, rivers, tributaries, and estuaries, brought potent benefits to mankind. Collaboration among family, friends, foe, colleagues, and importantly neighbors, increased in practice and value, as did commerce.

Digital scripts (binary systems) enable composition (production), preservation (storage), replication (virtual copies), and dissemination (distribution) of data and information. Importantly, they enable systems, devices, appliances, and applications to directly engage; machine-to-machine communication is a critical network centric process.

The Digital Ecosystem and Monoculture rely on digital scripts. The Digital Ecosystem is enabled by: Network Service Providers such as AT&T, Verizon, Charter and Comcast; Network Technology OEM such as Cisco, Juniper, and HP; Mobile Architecture Providers such as Microsoft, Apple and Samsung; Application Portals such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo; and Cloud Facilitators such as Amazon and IBM. The Digital Monoculture enables interoperability among disparate data, applications, and devices.

The personal, commercial, and institutional benefits derived from global access to data and information, and Cloud facilitated on-demand digital resources, are apparent. The former aqueous networks have given way to a digital network of networks called the Internet. Like other game changing advances, digital script enabled technology found itself the chaperone of unintended consequences, the specter of all-knowingness.

In many regards, the Digital Ecosystem and Digital Monoculture are no more vulnerable than were the aqueous commercial networks, transports, and cargos of centuries past. Presently, sophisticated weaponized malware renders differentiation of noble from nefarious intent a daunting technical challenge. The broad disintegration of propriety and privacy has fomented unintended consequences, the specter of gross-secrecy.

All-knowingness is highly addictive. Its proponents crave access to data and information for which its owners hold reasonable expectations of privacy; they see their covert and clandestine actions as expressions of urgent benevolence and commercial expediency. Gross-secrecy is also highly addictive. Its proponents evidence totalitarian resistance to encroachment of both their contemporary and vintage stashes of secrets, believing personal risks always outweigh collective security interests.

Just as all-knowingness is antithetical to privacy, gross-secrecy is antithetical to collective security. Some would argue correctly that security would be enhanced were the barons of all-knowingness to impose this knowledge on everyone with regard to those in their sphere of influence (e.g. contact lists). Others would no doubt argue that vulnerability would be exacerbated as gross-secrets were mismanaged, misunderstood, and manipulated. To varying degrees, both conditions already prevail. Neither all-knowingness nor gross-secrecy alone can serve our highest security or moral interests.

It is important to recognize that neither point of view, all-knowingness or gross-secrecy, is necessarily diabolical, although such cogent consideration runs counter to our social and cultural conditioning, not to mention capitalistic instincts. It is crucial that we determine which resources can and cannot resolve this conundrum. Politics can never resolve this conundrum; politics only offers analytics but can’t run, pass, or catch. The solution must carry the essential genetic markers of the conundrum itself, technology.

Recently, a government coterie (by all accounts considered technology neophytes) missed a valuable opportunity when they marched into the valley of American technology giants with cease and desist vibrato, rather than specific lawful collective security objectives. Such specificity would have allowed the participants to memorialize specific technical goals and boundaries, to which the most creative community of technologist on the planet could innovate. Now positioned as combatants rather than citizen partners, both have launched media campaigns that bring resolution no closer.

Many rightfully question whether all meets the eye. The government might very well posses the assailant’s in-coming and out-going communications Meta data, iCloud backup, social media postings, radicalized training CV, and finance, relationship, and travel history. Could the Administrations petition, based on the All Writs Act of 1789, also seek to weaken limitations imposed by recent lawfully enacted legislation: 2015 Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), 2015 Modified US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework, and the 2015 Revised Patriot Act? Do American technology companies fear being labeled as conscripted informants of the U.S. government by their global competitors more than they fear U.S. government demands as a harbinger of future demands by other governments?

The most recent outbreak of conundrumitis evidences a disastrous breach of best practices. Politics has cast itself in the role of technologist, issuing specific court sanctioned technical directions. Technologists left with but two courses of action chose the path of lawful resistance over technical submission, challenging the constitutionality of the Attorney Generals petition.

Self-inflicted wounds are now running neck-and-neck with those realized from attacks and assaults by perpetrators. How to get members of team-america to focus more on an effective game plan than on who is captain or who will get the loudest applause, is actually the most dangerous and challenging conundrum we face.

Only Technology can enable All-knowingness and Gross-secrecy to beneficially Coalesce

Stillness Derives from Being

Stillness Derives from Being

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

Learning to discern the difference between a call to a state of being and a call to a state of action is one of the most challenging of insights to attain. Kinetic activity is appealing to the will and self-affirming to the intellect, whereas being speaks to conditioning of the will and subordination of intellectual inclination. While the soul is the capital of both states, the question isn’t which state befits the season or circumstances, but which spirit, truth or deception, preserves jurisdiction.

Spiritual jurisdiction, not juxtaposition of states, determines the veracity of insight discerned by the soul. The beautiful poetic discourse of the 23rd Psalms engages kinetic acts, outcomes, and prophecies to usher the hearer foremost into a state of being:

The Lord is my Shepherd

Silence does not denote His absence

I shall not want

I sense provision before I possess it

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures

He confiscates my schedule in order to nurture my soul

He leadeth me beside the still waters

He escorts me to hushed and tranquil spiritual zones

He restoreth my soul

He first silences my contemplation and then my circumstances

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake

My uncertainty gains clarity, one obedient act at a time

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

My path is determined by His purpose, not prevailing conditions

I will fear no evil, for thou art with me

My companion is a champion fear buster and evil basher

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me

His governance imparts to me a highly personalized peace

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies

There are things that are His alone to bring to pass

Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over

He first chose me, now my joy inspires riots of envy

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life

He suffers my relentless doing, while providentially inspiring me to be

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever…

He’s made it clear where I’m to go from here, and being is my passport

A Laughable Strategy: Part 3 of 3

A LAUGHABLE STRATEGY : 3 of 3

1 Samuel 2:28, Luke 15:11-32, 1 Corinthians 13:13

The bouncing baby boy was a dream come true for the parents whose other child had been called to heaven from the womb rather than the world. Soon they discovered the beauty of life in Christ and dedicated their most prized possession to Him. As sanctified in private as they were in public, the parents nurtured the one given over to God, more as a ward of heaven than a son. The Father taught him the power of kindness and hard work to vanquish selfishness and dependence, while the Mother instilled in him confidence and aspiration, unrestrained by voices of apprehension or acquiescence.

While he’d always believed in the deity of Christ, a predilection with religion failed to connect with the call of God he felt so deeply in his heart. However, religion would prove a perfect soul mate for intellectual, professional, social, and cultural enlightenment. This new hybrid-god of enlightenment received all the praise for his many, varied, and significant accomplishments. The son given to and gifted by God preferred the prodigal lifestyle of works to the laughable strategy of faith.

In time the opiate of enlightenment proffered by the hybrid-god, loss its potency to silence the call of God pulsating in his heart. The prodigal was compelled to search out just enough religion to restore the opiate of his addiction to sufficient potency. While he was looking for religion but loitering in the spiritual, the Holy Spirit illuminated the Word, revealing the emptiness of enlightenment and futility of life apart from Christ. Though the son given over to God had in fact reconciled with the true inspiration of his calling, his mind held fast to a preference for objective initiative over the laughable strategy of hope.

God reprised the call on his life with marked clarity by the Word, divine inspiration, and prophetic counsel. He embraced past successes as building blocks of the prophetic vision God had spoken into his spirit. However, the more his love of the Lord grew, the more pronounced seemed the set backs he experienced. While the disintegration was broad, personal, persistent, and painful, the son given over to God experienced joy and peace that surpassed his understanding. Notwithstanding, he envisioned and longed more for prophetic performance than the laughable strategy of love.

By grace and growth his gifts kicked their enlightenment addiction, aligning instead with faith. His initiatives were liberated from blind objectivity, qualified instead by hope. His expectations now found focus beyond circumstances; his heart given over to the love of God alone. Clarity! His ministry and profession were divinely conjoined. The Call he felt so deeply would require complete surrender of all the currency of life: emotions, possessions, potential, and passions. The Spirit of God illuminated a course of action, where the most comprehensive was also the most improbable. The call came quickly, confirming that the Word yet held the power to part seas of impossibility.

A Laughable Strategy: Part 2 of 3

A LAUGHABLE STRATEGY : Part 2 of 3

Joshua 1:1 – 6:27

Though the tent nation from the other side of the sea languished in the wilderness, they routinely surmounted challenges far exceeding their proficiency. Year after year they evidenced no commitment to national strategic initiative or infrastructure development. The efficacy of their theocratic governance could be objectively debated as they repeatedly uprooted the entire citizenry according to the random movements of a single perennial cloud, a laughable strategy.

Eventually their neighbors dismissed them as a menagerie of nomadic savants going nowhere. The One who’d secured their emancipation, enrolled them as student-ministers in the most advanced University of Spiritual Cultivation since the cessation of studies at the Garden of Eden and before the coming of Pentecost. Comprised of twelve different schools, this university of higher calling taught only three courses: reverence, faith, and obedience. Some forty years later the first and only graduating class celebrated its baccalaureate, dressed in war regalia rather than caps and gowns, on the shores of Jordanian destiny.

As it was in the beginning, destiny again lay on the other side of an aqueous barrier of impossibility. Led by representatives from the School of Levitical Studies, they proceed resolutely without so much as a single floatation device, a laughable strategy. After an inexplicable splash-free crossing, they constructed a profound but simple monument to remind their progeny of the faithfulness of the One who’d called them unto Himself.

It yet appeared that breaking into destiny would be every bit as challenging as breaking out had been forty years earlier. Though shielded by a second purportedly impenetrable fortification, the adroitness with which they vanquished the first gave rise to grave concern throughout the region. Ensconced in a defensive but determined posture, the experienced adversary relocated critical resources and non-combatants to the rear. However, their reconnaissance suggested these would be invaders were more adept at revelry and marching than fighting.

Day after day the tent nation from the other side of the other side, marched around the fortification separating them from destiny, blowing horns, yet another laughable strategy. Eventually the alert-status within the protectorate was lowered and non-combatants were allowed to lampoon the spectacle first hand. However, on the seventh day, the Word called for the music to be remixed and instructed that the marching be extended. These changes coincided with the complete collapse of the heretofore-impenetrable fortification. Thereafter, resistance was futile.

Resisting the Word is far to daunting a task for even the richest or most powerful, yet today self-anointed sovereigns remain dedicated to this pursuit. Standing on the Word requires exercise of but a portion of the faith each has been gifted; yet today few are willing to march to the beat of Word music.

A Laughable Strategy: Part 1 of 3

A LAUGHABLE STRATEGY: Part 1 of 3

Exodus 6:1 – 14:31

They had been considered a treasure because of their giftedness, and then a national security threat because of their perceived potential. Their fate appeared to rest upon the negotiating skills of a reluctant Ambassador sent from somewhere in the desert by a Sovereign whose press kit described him simply as “I Am that I Am”. The Ambassador’s curriculum vitae included forty years of governance studies, forty years of wilderness survival studies, and would soon be updated to include a forty-year residency in both.

The Ambassador was directed to command the most powerful Monarch of the province to immediately surrender his most valuable organic assets, allowing them to fulfill their destiny as the chosen servant-ministers of another King and Kingdom. Intelligence reports confirmed that the Ambassadors’ home Kingdom held no military, geographical, or economic resources of consequence. Theirs was a laughable strategy, given the prowess and comprehensiveness of the Monarchs capabilities. No point-spread was posted for this “Rumble on the Nile”.

With contempt, the Monarch implored the Ambassador to either throw in the towel or let the games begin. Convention dictated that the Ambassador return home, pending a military buildup. However, the Ambassador resorted to yet another seemingly laughable strategy. He simply repeated his Kings Words to the Monarch and then extended his shepherd’s staff. From the Word and such a seemingly pedestrian gesture came nine cataclysmic judgments in the form of ecological, biological, meteorological, and cosmological phenomenon. Each judgment was met with defiance and retaliation, rather than capitulation. The Ambassador reticently pondered whether another strategy would be required for Kingdom Power to overcome World Power.

The Ambassador received a new Word from his Sovereign that held fast to the same laughable strategy. So compelling was this Word, the Ambassador directed all would be servant-ministers to first seek a parting gift from their neighbors, and then to book their reservations for the trip by marking the door post of their homes. Unbeknownst to the Monarch, the cost of ignoring the Word was to be far greater than the loss of silver, gold, low cost national palaces, and unfettered personal leisure.

The Word is the most powerful force in the universe; it can never fail. The Kings Word and article of faith in the hand of the Ambassador was powerful enough to provide a red carpet through the sea of impossibility. World Power always laughs first, then dismisses, and finally resists the Word. The Monarchs determined resistance led ultimately to a genealogical holocaust, military annihilation, and economic collapse. So long as the World continues to resist the Word, calamity will remain indelibly imprinted on the human historical experience.

Ahab Begot Jezebel : Highly Contagious and Deadly – Part 4 of 4

AHAB BEGOT JEZEBEL : HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND DEADLY – Part 4 of 4

…I will avenge the blood of my servants the prophets and the blood of all the Lord’s servants shed by Jezebel. The whole house of Ahab will perish…2 Kings 9: 7-8

Ahabs may arrive from nowhere, but seldom without a plan to get somewhere. Jezebels may have personal potential limited vision, but are adept at leveraging the potential of others. While their sticky potential in the natural is obvious, Ahab and Jezebel are bonded by a dark spiritual agency, mutual immorality and loyalty to deception.

After sufficient exposure, deception yields the highly contagious and deadly spiritual virus of delusion. The strength of the virus increases exponentially so long as delusion resides. Infected by delusion, Ahabs beget many more Ahabs, and Jezebels beget many more Jezebels. Only personal reconciliation with biblical truth can arrest this deadly spiritual virus. Delusion, having anesthetized the spiritual senses, makes discerning deception difficult. Delusion embraces emoting as confirmation of true worship.

Structure has brought membership growth, but not liberty to the human spirit. Within organizations acutely infected by the virus of delusion, few lead their lives, households, or relationships in agreement with the spirit of truth. While members may have been infected by Ahab and Jezebel inspired viral delusion, this spiritual infection can’t be eradicated by attacking its communicable agents.

The actual battle for release and relief from debilitating spiritual diminishment is between the spirit of truth and the spirit of deception. Ahab and Jezebel have two abiding connections with deception; it is the progeny of their personal immorality. Should this progeny come under assault by the truth, they will resist dissemination of the truth by attacking the source of revelation or obfuscating the truth itself. They will also enlist the support of the many Ahabs and Jezebels, their viral delusion has birthed.

Truth has its own spiritual authority and power of revelation. Truth is impenetrable and unimpeachable, undaunted yet accessible, courageous and survivable, peerless yet reviewable. Truth needs no gift-wrapping nor ruggedized containment. Truth excavates and evacuates, while seeding and liberating. Truth sets those arrested by deception free, while causing patrons of deceptions to flee. Truth causes dark spirits to cower, while the spirit of life towers. Only the same truth that empowers the Angel Armies can overcome deception. Truth disrobes Ahabs and exposes Jezebels. Truth sets the captives free.

The end of Ahabs who are malfeasant with the authority entrusted to them by God, and the Jezebels who usurp and fraudulently exercise it, is well understood. The end for those who join this sinful mob, choosing the spirit of deception over the spirit of truth is no different, never mind having been infected by those they trusted.

Ahab Begot Jezebel : Defeating Deception and Delusion – Part 3 of 4

AHAB BEGOT JEZEBEL : DEFEATING DECEPTION AND DELUSION – Part 3 of 4

“Is there no longer a prophet of the Lord here whom we can inquire of?” “There is still one prophet… but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me…1 Kings 22: 8-9

Immorality begot deception, which begot delusion, and delusion always begets destruction. The delusion that controls Ahab and Jezebel is the same that developed in Satan, leading him to attack God’s sovereign rule in heaven. Ahab and Jezebel are but clandestine agents pursuing this same initiative. Ahab’s and Jezebel’s mission is to take authority over and disrupt the mission of God in the earth realm. Satan must resort to deception to obfuscate the truth regarding his defeat at the hands of Christ Jesus, and God’s magnanimous plan for His creation in eternity. He has no other weapon or choice.

To allow delusion to operate unchallenged is to invite both spiritual and natural calamity. Those who embrace the author of truth and life must realize that the spirit that indwells them has both exposed the deadly intent of delusion, and tread upon the pernicious spirit of deception. Discernment and embrace of truth are sufficient for victory. While truth and transparency have their own power and have already overcome the world – how are Ahab and Jezebel able to conquer so much territory and take so many captive?

The strategy employed by Ahab and Jezebel is no different than that seen in Heaven and Eden. A choice for truth ushers in the assurance of deliverance and eternal relational access to a holy God. Deception is the only arrow in the enemies quiver with any potential to carry out an attack on the truth. However, a sound understanding of this diabolical strategy is second in importance only to the revelation of truth itself. The arrows of deception can only find their marks when by free election one disengages their loyalty from truth. Such disengagement is often induced by human alliances and wanting-what-we-want, which pushes away the giver.

Does God sit ideally by while Ahab and Jezebel covertly and clandestinely reap havoc on the truth? No. God has already defeated the author of deception and provided His own with potent resources for exposing it. Nevertheless, the people of God must both chose truth and remain loyal to truth. The purveyor of deception is fully aware of his defeat, yet he remains committed to discrediting the truth, his objective being to destroy God’s elect. Only through those who yield their loyalty, does deception achieve new facility by which to operate.

Fully aware of his eternally defeated status, God’s enemy has not retreated. Ahab and Jezebel embrace their undeclared mission similarly. Only by embrace of the same power of truth and life that brought about the defeat of darkness at Calvary, can Ahab and Jezebel be delivered.

Abduction By Obstruction

Abduction By Obstruction

Silence is Fueling the Fight

By His sovereign election, a loving God took the unfathomable risk of granting free-will to men and women. Therefore they have authority to conduct their lives in accordance with the revelations arising from God’s Word, or solely in accordance with the dictates of their conscience. Each has been granted this divine discretion, and is accordingly held solely and personally accountable for their choices.

Those who appease their preconceived opinions or feelings by diminishing the free-will of another to choose yea or nay, act beyond their authority. Every man has the right to be shielded from the tyrannical abduction of personal choice and prerogative at the hands of another, whether inspired by pernicious prejudice or presumptive providence.

Free will discharged in the light of God’s Word is never an accomplice to obstruction of divine discretion. Respectful accommodation of the exercise of divine discretion by another does not require nor infer complicity, and cogent consideration can be extended without endorsement. Respectful accommodation absent complicity, endorsement, or both, does not confirm xenophobia.