Priestly Exchange: Mystical Polygons Pt 2

What Day of Days stand before us as we break into a New Era — my hope among you is that if you are going into the year with any resolve, it is to get closer with God. It does not need repeating what crisis we are in now, so let’s go on to take measures before a greater disaster strikes. Let my love towards you go towards the end of the earth, as it is through Christ. Long to see the day when all that is wrong in the universe cease. If you are facing troubles of any kind; isolated from family and friends, ill from whatever disease, incarceration, or struggling with identity, know that Christ has answers to it all, (although it may not be apparent at first). Enter into the next gates shall we?

My hope is that many of you have discussed among yourselves about what you believe it means that be fundamentally economical and how you can build wealth among your family and friends for the better. The good news is that God’s grace reaches out to everyone regardless of where they are stationed in life — do not take His kindness for granted.

The second place where I’ll begin developing the grounds for ecumenical family structures — including Polygamy and Interfaith/Interracial relationships — come from a familiar passage in Scripture:

BOW TIED ANTS

And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
Luke 18:29-30

Yeah….I know….I’m not gonna dress this up nicely for you: following Jesus means taking alot of Ls in your life, often where it hurts the most –with the people who are most close and familiar with you. And there are many of us (myself included) who initially signed up for this expecting the Promise, not realizing all the things we must go through and be detached from as we do God’s Will. At times, we may feel like that whatever good will come after we die, but I want to remind you that the things that looks impossible to be accomplished by men, are accomplished through Christ.

There’s a story of a man who after making resolve to advance God’s Kingdom, found himself wrongfully incarcerated and faced trial that could leave him with the death penalty. His case was delayed for months, and while he was in prison, he fought voices of criticism from others; clergy, and laymen, family, friends; political leaders, his enemies –and even– the voices in his own head….as if Satan and his ministers were giving boxing matches day by day to dissuade this man from keeping the faith. Can you imagine this? When you believe your purpose is God-ordained and it is challenged through circumstances, what causes you to believe that your path is indeed the right path? When opinions fly around you 24/7, what do you mean on to ground yourself in Truth?





Rest in peace Desmond Tutu

Because doing missionary work is costly, but even more so for those who are beginning Discipleship without formal training, institution, or community. It’s almost inevitable to be criticized as a dead beat if you have children, or a womanizer if you’re married; a bad friend or brother even if your heart and intentions are pure. (Not commending those who abandon family for selfish and self-centered reasons) So what gives? When we fail to see supernatural work in our lives, was leaving everything behind worth it?

NO HERITAGE

Such a command to forsake all would be too much to ask if Jesus didn’t first set the example. For he left all three times to fulfill His Father’s ministry: first at the onset in going to the desert to be tempted, second in His death and burial, and third in His Ascension to the Heavens. As far as we know about Jesus, he wasn’t building a large estate on earth; getting married, having children and generating wealth in the markets. He lived a life of martyrdom yet empowered so many in the process. Unless of course, the Scriptures don’t give the full story of His life.

Unless….there is a huge portion of Jesus’ life that isn’t recorded…..That would be plausible now wouldn’t it? Especially when you consider the factors of there being a Multiverse and that time isn’t linear. Do we really expect to see the Divine Godhead  in whom the fullness of Deity rested upon, who fulfilled all that is right, good, and true to have His story fully told in 4 Synoptic Gospels? Now if people think things cannot be taken away or added to the Bible, they would be intellectually dishonest either forgetting or not knowing the fabric of how the Gospels were put together.

FROM BEST TO PERFECT

You would also have no reason to follow this command if certain things could not be accomplished e.g; Eternal Life, No Evil, No Sickness, No Sin. Most if not all relationships on this side of heaven are forged with defects, lasting if forbearance is given as changes are made, and dissolved if they are harped upon with no growth. No one could imagine God exchanging what someone has with something infinitely better –especially– if you didn’t have possessions to begin with. Imagine telling a poor person to sell all of his goods…..like….what? They already have nothing to work with, yet we live in a culture that will demonize those who are without and penalize those who wish to help out. Make it make sense! But as we come into a New Year of Years, we will find little to no hindrance in God blessing His people; wonders upon wonders especially to those who found the present order of the world worthless.

How?

By telling His disciples to leave all to follow Him; to die to the course of self-aggrandizement and find yourself in  worship of the Supreme Being! Giving commandments in the form of Moses, let my people go so that they may serve me; in giving commandments similar to Abraham, God is making His people into a nation. And in serving God, we’ll find a world that greatly supplants the sandbox many find themselves in. In other words, the reason God calls us to isolate, is not so that we may be alone, but that we may experience the fullness of all God is and intends to be in love towards us! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! HAAAALLELUUUJAH!!!Let this be comforting to those who are with lost ones, or with those who are struggling in their relationships, or going through seasons of failure. God Himself will perfect you not through your agency, but in spite of it.

WHERE FULL REPARATIONS ARE FOUND

These words come to you from a place of resilience in the face of setbacks; knowing purposes that were set out are already accomplished in Christ; knowing that God is the author, essence, and sustainer of any relationship and can remove, enhance, or replace at His discretion. With this being said…consider the following.

1. What mindset can we adopt that would change the way we think about ourselves and others? How do we begin to communicate these ideas?

2. What things are you thankful for God about now? What things can you perceive that you should be grateful for?

3. You may need to talk to a realtor or real estate agent for this: What types of ownership are there that can combat capitalism in it’s current form?

4. For married couples: One spouse, multiple spouses within one spouse, and/or multiple spouses? Why or why not?

5. For singles: How in love are you with God? How content would you be if God never sends you an earthly spouse?

6. Is sharing resources among family members common with you or an anomaly? In what ways can you position yourself for God to rectify the problem?

7. For artists: In what way can we build a community where one can make a living through art without it being commodities?

8. For non-christians: How would you respond if a Christian in your midst refuses to fellowship in certain things because of their faith?

I James, by the common grace given to the Saints write these words to you in full assurance. Amazing days are ahead! How dreadful is the presence of God to infidels!

And you already are aquatinted with my heart,

I love you

Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
Mark 10:29‭-‬30 ESV

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