Friday, February 27, 2015

Live long and proser.

Leonard Simon Nimoy
March 26, 1931 ~ February 27, 2015

   I just read that Leonard Nimoy just died. He was a multi talented and well liked man. Of all the creative expressions he was accomplished in, acting, teaching acting, film directing, singing photography, writing poetry, speaking fluent Yiddish, I think he was best known, and will be remembered for his role in “Star Trek”, as Spock. In that role I think he will be remembered as the stoic, mono~tone, extraterrestrial humanoid Vulcan with the Vulcan nerve pinch, his telepathic mind meld, and that infamous Vulcan salute. Did you know Leonard Nimoy created that split finger salute, and it was an extension of his Jewish roots. The inspiration for that salute was due to the Jewish priests in the Old Testament; they gave a similar sign when giving, speaking blessings. 

   So, we have extraterrestrial, telepathy, blessing~ and not just any old blessing given in “Star Trek”, but “Live long and prosper”. Mr. Nimoy directly took this out of the universally known blessing in the Bible, from Numbers 6:24-26.

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’

   I speak no ill~will whatsoever where Mr. Nimoy is concerned, quite the contrary~ I applaud where and how he pulled from scripture to design such a blessing for “Star Trek”. He truly was a multi talented man. My question though is, why is it that such a quasi paranormal, extraterrestrial and telepathic television show would receive so much accolade from its viewers and critics, yet when a Christian that believes God is good, and that His promises of long life and prosperity are available in every area of the Christian’s life are true and real, then comes out and speaks a blessing of living long and prospering this side of Heaven gets called essentially an heretic, and a blab and grab it, or name it and claim it Christian? Just thinking out loud here.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stay fixed on, Jesus!

   Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)  Philippians 4:6 tells us to not fret or be anxious for anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and requests, with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.~  That is a person that is trusting God! The next verse, 4:7 says it is that way that God’s peace will be ours, through Christ. That is how we have the peace that guards our hearts and minds as we live in Christ Jesus.

   We are in a time in history that we truly must guard our hearts, keeping our eyes and hearts fixed on Jesus. Be selective what you listen to. The worlds view is never going to give you peace, and as you let the world in you will begin to sink. Don’t listen to man’s opinions that are contrary to the Word, and yet have been woven into scripture. You will lose your peace and sink. Don’t listen to negative, but stay focused on the Word of God. As Paul wrote more than once, May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. Stay focused on Jesus through the Word of God, and stay free from fear and full of peace!