“God is selective in whom He chooses to Go to Heaven, but He doesn’t select who Goes to Hell. Your personal actions of disobedience to God will condemn you to the bottomless pit.” ~ Jon Barnes
“The musical direction of the Hand of God’s Holy Spirit can be seen, heard, and felt alive in your daily walk and studies with Him, as He guides you into eternity to Heaven forever.” ~ Jon Barnes
A prayer of David.
Listen to my cry for help.
Pay attention to my prayer,
for it comes from honest lips.
2 Declare me innocent,
for you see those who do right.
You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong.
I am determined not to sin in what I say.
4 I have followed your commands,
which keep me from following cruel and evil people.
5 My steps have stayed on your path;
I have not wavered from following you.
Bend down and listen as I pray.
7 Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways.
By your mighty power you rescue
those who seek refuge from their enemies.
8 Guard me as you would guard your own eyes.[a]
Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
9 Protect me from wicked people who attack me,
from murderous enemies who surround me.
10 They are without pity.
Listen to their boasting!
11 They track me down and surround me,
watching for the chance to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart—
like young lions hiding in ambush.
Stand against them, and bring them to their knees!
Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
14 By the power of your hand, O Lord,
destroy those who look to this world for their reward.
But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones.
May their children have plenty,
leaving an inheritance for their descendants.
15 Because I am righteous, I will see you.
When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.
“Connecting science, math, language, engineering, architecture, physics, chemistry, ethics, and God to music with Charles Funn in High School, gave me a world wide approbation, appreciation, appetite, aptitude and cultural respect for unlimited possibilities as a world class, life long student of Love and Quality.” ~ Jon Barnes
Eliphaz’s Second Response to Job
You are nothing but a windbag.
3 The wise don’t engage in empty chatter.
What good are such words?
4 Have you no fear of God,
no reverence for him?
5 Your sins are telling your mouth what to say.
Your words are based on clever deception.
6 Your own mouth condemns you, not I.
Your own lips testify against you.
Were you born before the hills were made?
8 Were you listening at God’s secret council?
Do you have a monopoly on wisdom?
9 What do you know that we don’t?
What do you understand that we do not?
10 On our side are aged, gray-haired men
much older than your father!
Is his gentle word not enough?
12 What has taken away your reason?
What has weakened your vision,[a]
13 that you turn against God
and say all these evil things?
14 Can any mortal be pure?
Can anyone born of a woman be just?
15 Look, God does not even trust the angels.[b]
Even the heavens are not absolutely pure in his sight.
16 How much less pure is a corrupt and sinful person
with a thirst for wickedness!
I will answer you from my own experience.
18 And it is confirmed by the reports of wise men
who have heard the same thing from their fathers—
19 from those to whom the land was given
long before any foreigners arrived.
Years of trouble are stored up for the ruthless.
21 The sound of terror rings in their ears,
and even on good days they fear the attack of the destroyer.
22 They dare not go out into the darkness
for fear they will be murdered.
23 They wander around, saying, ‘Where can I find bread?’[c]
They know their day of destruction is near.
24 That dark day terrifies them.
They live in distress and anguish,
like a king preparing for battle.
25 For they shake their fists at God,
defying the Almighty.
26 Holding their strong shields,
they defiantly charge against him.
their waists bulge with fat.
28 But their cities will be ruined.
They will live in abandoned houses
that are ready to tumble down.
29 Their riches will not last,
and their wealth will not endure.
Their possessions will no longer spread across the horizon.
The burning sun will wither their shoots,
and the breath of God will destroy them.
31 Let them no longer fool themselves by trusting in empty riches,
for emptiness will be their only reward.
32 They will be cut down in the prime of life;
their branches will never again be green.
33 They will be like a vine whose grapes are harvested too early,
like an olive tree that loses its blossoms before the fruit can form.
34 For the godless are barren.
Their homes, enriched through bribery, will burn.
35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
Their womb produces deceit.”
“Being rich in The Lord is very different than being wealthy with fame, money, and power.” ~ Jon Barnes
1 Kings 19
Elijah Flees to Horeb
The Lord Appears to Elijah
The Call of Elisha
“Connections are made when people love in truth and in spirit with the faith, hope, and charity God has given us.” ~ Jon Barnes
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Remembering Israel’s Journey
“Follow the little dots and steps in life that will lead you to and through the guided tour of God’s Glory, Mercy, and Honor and do not be afraid of the truth about yourself; learn and change from your wicked ways.” ~ Jon Barnes
My dots are not your dots so ask God for your own set of dots to plan a successful destiny with your Creator. Since you didn’t make yourself and the planet you are living on, it only makes sense to get direction, wisdom, and understanding from the true source and Master of All Dots. I don’t use other fake sources of knowledge and their fake dots down the rabbit hole of greed, lust, power, wickedness, and destruction. I am content with the dots God has given me and I believe His Plan and iDot Matrix System. Balance your system with God’s System.
Building the Tabernacle
“United we stand in Love, helping each other, communicating without competing for vanity, vain glory and excessive profits, so that you may not lose your soul to greed.” ~ Jon Barnes
United We Must
A conversation is not a competition of the minds, but a melting of God’s will in and through us to help out our brothers and sisters, to find peace, and understand the direction of God. In God, We Trust, is a focus of MUST within the framework of our daily duties and chores. Thanksgiving, Prayer, and Thought, precede our Work, Wisdom, and Worth.
When we work with the Pride of God and His Commandments, we are able to conquer the pride of ourselves, which is painted and tainted in all that we do. I see me, I see you, but where is God in the MIX? Don’t mix up the funk so that we can Rock with God together. Let the meaning of your work and words be Honest, Truthful, and to the Point!
Together, we can all make this the best of times to fight fear, evil, greed, lust, and power of corruption to help navigate our world into the grace of God. People cloud good information and inventions by conversations of competition without good intentions. We put on a front of colors to hide our hearts of stone. Let us unite and ask God to turn our hard hearts back into God, Loving Flesh so that we can pray and train the next generation to do better than we are doing right now.
Are you going to fight this war alone or will you train with God’s army of ONE, the winning Team?
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Thanksgiving and Prayer
The Supremacy of the Son of God
Paul’s Labor for the Church
28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.