Don’t be two # because people won’t appreciate it and will challenge you. You know I’ll be the first to admit I’m not too fond of the saying ‘Starting over from scratch’, because ‘The Devil is in the Details’. That was before I was acquainted with the whole truth and the nature of unity. The sorrows that knowledge brings is like an onion; a hard peel to swallow. You can relate to that feeling I’m sure of.
If I speak openly, it’s in Defense of the Gospel and to offend the rulers who oppress others with lies. If I’m quiet, it’s in ambition to lead a quiet life and to let my faith spread everywhere so that I along with the saints and the Heavenly hosts need not say another word.
So to give another Devotional, we will answer a baseless claim as we rightfully Divide the word of Truth.
No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. – Proverbs 12:3
If I could get a dollar for how many people have become rich by scamming others, I’d be a millionaire. Of course, this isn’t what this Proverb is really hinting at for these words are spiritual.
Two things we’ll do with the first clause so we can get the bigger picture.
1.) We’ll emphasize a word
2.) We’ll add a word for clarity [ Known as Eisegesis ]
Dark Sayings of the Wise
No one IS established made permanent by wickedness, but and the ROOT of the righteous will never be moved.
Because on the way to the cross, Jesus took upon our infirmities, our weakness; our sins. And although the Beauty of the Divine was upon Him, he masked himself so that there was nothing to desire. There was much ugliness in his afflictions all the way to Death.
He was beaten and bruised so that he would be the cream of the crop. Isn’t it strange that God would command his own beating? Talk about a hellthy dose of self-hatred.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Is 5:20
13When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Col 2:13-14
Or in other words, while you are in the middle of doing dirty deeds (although we shouldn’t be sinning willfully) Christ’s resurrecting life is at work in you in accordance to your faith in Him.
No De nada
What amazing truth to know that God sent His Son to die for us! How obscure is it to know that this was predestined and not fulfilled until the appropriate time. For orthodoxy believes that Jesus is the firstborn of all creation. Yet he was not born until the days of Herod, in a manger and through the Spirit. Talk about abortion and pro-choice!!! Do we really believe that we should allow EVERY desire conceived to give birth?
Sorry, but not sorry. I had to put it that way. Monists typically get the most flack when we put glasses on folks. People tend to see double and we like to avoid DVision. We gonna bond in this Aston Martin or no?
For those who are struggling with this notion of abortion as if Jesus said nothing about it we’ll take a D-tour so that it is abundantly clear that Jesus did speak of these things being Lord over PRO-LIFE AND PRO-CHOICE.
It’s been said that those who believe in abortion are fake Disciples, but truly truly I say to you whatever a man leaves for my sake shall receive a hundredfold in the age to come.
The Dark Sayings of Jesus
I know the passage doesn’t fit the bill.
Pains me to give you an F in aching
The Doula IS-REAL
Nothing is covered up that will not be revealeD, or hidDen that will not be known. Luke 12:2
I’d take a punch at another pun but I’m no Joeker man. Can’t say we DC it coming. Hopefully you’ve been able to get sufficient rest and taken the time to reflect on your path for the coming years. For those who are heading towards the land of promise, this is not the time to strike up the band. However, if we’re quiet enough, we can know that often times the graveyard shifts are the busiest time of day.
The irony of weakness is the strength to endure. – The Prototype
Thought you’d know by now
How I play hackneyed
The kids know bout d Ol’ Mac;
The EIN, the LLC
The ladies love me when I MC
Flow so smart I part when you read
Osmosis when water meets heated tonics
The gen is sis something super sounding
Like 4 balls on a burg
I’m Goku with a quarter pounder
From Super Sonics I’m getting louder
Blasting D verse
I’m the boss dey chowder
Chicken breasts from the nurse
The jury says I should tone it down
Be humble some mo’
So let me sit on His throne
And boast in the Lawd
The Windows Broken
My Daddio would always call me when I was young a “Man of Faith”. I’m so grateful for him because he made sure to instill in me true courage and integrity through the fear of God. My dad wanted me to respect God so much that he refused even to this day to allow me to call him Father. For my Dad Willie, God is my Father. Teaching me that at a young age gave me the information I needed to look past my Dad’s flaws and failures.
When I was three, my mother and father split up. I remember vividly to this day the last day I would see my Dad in the house. The reason being is that they literally tugged me back and forth like it was a tug of war – my Dad eventually won the match. My parents splitting and divorcing left a profound impact on me as I didn’t want to repeat my parents flaws and I longed for my parents to get back together.
“Plead with your mother, plead— for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband— that she put away her whoring from her face, and her adultery from between her breasts; Hos 2:2 ESV
I often look back to the moment my parents split off for a few reasons: One, it’s a reminder of where I came from; two, it helps me recognize how brilliant God is in orchestrating my life; and three, it reminds me of how small actions have cosmic consequences. For my parents breaking up is a common motif within the Black Community, White Community, our Country, and our world. You can expect division where there is lack of faith.
You can expect division where there is lack of faith.
There’s Thin Crackers
As I got older, I was discouraged from seeing my parents getting back together as my Dad remarried. I gained a beautiful step family in ‘Angel’a my stepmother and Rachel my step sister. Year after year, I would see more flaws in my parents, namely inherited traits as being forgetful, argumentative, and insensitive. It took me a while to figure out that my own shortcomings were not merely my own, but was passed onto me. This helped me find validity in the concept of Original Sin even after I was rediscovering my faith. However, my views on original sin are quite unique as it is shaped by a Monist philosophy which I find to be Biblical. I won’t get into much detail in how that philosophy works as it’s too easy to be misunderstood as being blasphemous. However, I will say this – Shandra thought I was strange when I explained to her that I have learned (and still learning) to be my own parents.
1But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. 2Older men are (2 Bee) sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Tit 2:1-2 ESV
A message to my Black family as it is something that bears repeating: beware of the narratives we make up for ourselves and for others. Many of times these narratives are only half or partial truths. A transcendent narrative could sound like thus – our parents have laid a great inheritance for us through the Lordship of Christ. We have assets; real estate, securities, land etc. and it is our job to seek and not remove the old landmarks (Christ) but to honor and preserve them.
You must not move your neighbor’s boundary marker, which was set up by your ancestors to mark the inheritance you shall receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess. Deut 19:14 ESV
And as much as I love my people and our culture, we must be honest with ourselves and be willing to call out the things about our culture that’s toxic and counterproductive to our progress. In many ways, the things we glorified were the very things causing destruction in our own neighborhoods. It’s one thing if we after learning some of these ways of destruction from our oppressors we would fight back against the man. It’s quite another when instead of fighting back we fight each other: in gender wars, swindling, infidelity and one-man-up-ship; in exalting entertainment over education, and opinions over truth. Bi the way I am a straight man. And if the straight Black Man will recover his place of dignity again, he must acknowledge how the sins of his ancestors have affected his current plight. There was a time that the straight Black man abused those who were gay and forced them into the closet. O how the tables have turned!
Bi the way I am a straight man.
Sexuality is a sensitive topic and unfortunately Christianity has dropped the ball in explaining the whole counsel of God regarding it (myself included). Where the Fundamentalists and the Religious Right have failed, there needs to be those who are more mature to stand in the gap and tell the truth in love and patience. For those who I have offended in the past in trying to explain these things, please forgive me. It is difficult to communicate nuance, especially in a world where we’re taught to think in Black and White. For those Christians who are wondering about what insight I may hold, let’s start at the low hanging fruit (no pun intended):
28There is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male or female, for you are all one in Christ. Gal 3:28 ESV
And from there we can have honest conversations that show where the religious have failed and got it wrong, and those precious who identify themselves within the Alphabet or non-binary pronouns and have overstepped Divine boundaries.
Out of Hivernation
Therefore, if we’re going to begin to restore relationships across spectrums, we’ll have to learn to speak and act in a way that is prudent, understanding, and wholesome. Prudent as one who is loyal to the truth; for all skin folk ain’t kinfolk and better with the enemy you know, than the enemy you don’t know. Understand where a person is coming from and if there is any validity, confirm their position. Try to bond with them with love, because love is healing. I say this to those who want to be true healers in this universe to speak and act in a way that is wholesome to yourself and others. No need to tell you how to do it, I trust you know how to do it through Christ.
Ice cold is how I make the blood flow/
Nitro and I clutch the end goal/
Stick em up hands show for survival/
Mighty ducks and miss with the rifle/
I Sea you got startled so sudden/
Girl lemme calm you down/
Bond in the Aston Martin/
When we ready for rockEt launchn’/
PuSh the eJect bUtton/
You know how I water the garden/
Simple yet compLex /
Don’t wanna be starting something/
Didn’t catch the 22 pegs/
Cuz this man is handling business/
I sea we got I/E making shipments/
These men got capital but nO game/
They didn’t get the memo from the King/
Keg got them pregnant/
Let’s unscRamble these eggs/
1Rest in Heaven Daniel Dumile (AKA MF Doom). 2Thank you for allowing God to inspire you to create lyrics that are stimulating, artful, and shrewd. 3We love you and your family. And it is humbling and an honor to be acquainted with your work. 4Isn’t it amazing what can be accomplished in a short amount of time? 5People say don’t dwell on the past because you can’t change it, not realizing it can be fulfilled. 6Just like any producer who works with DAW software, a whole multiverse can be created using overdubs.
In the beginning God created the heaven(S) and the earth. Gen 1:1