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Holy Week 2014/04/16

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This week from Sunday, which was Palm Sunday, is Holy Week throughout the Christian church. Unlike years past because of calendar issues Holy Week fell on different days, however, this year Holy Week and Pascha or Easter fall on the same day for everyone. This makes Brother Ron happy to see the church united.

Here is a story of an Easter Miracle that happened to me.

I while praying I asked G-d to allow me to find one hundred dollars.

Volunteering at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Los Angeles on my normal day a person who I didn’t know from one of the venues taking place at the Cathedral came up to me and asked if I knew where she could take these meals for the homeless. I was hungry myself and asked if I could have one. The value of the vegetarian meal was approximately $18.00.

After leaving the Cathedral I went to the Japanese Museum, today admission was free a $9.00 value.

Yesterday I went to a symposium on Drones and NAS spying in America at the Western State College Law School. While getting out of my van I dropped my money wrapped in a vegetable rubber band and it was still there when I returned from the lecture. I had over $80.00 in it.

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I found the one hundred dollars that I had asked for and more. It wasn’t the way I had expected to find it but G-d works in mysterious ways.

Usually I don’t ask for anything for myself but out of curiosity, I gave it a try.

I had inadvertently tested G-d’s mercy I got what I asked for and more although I know better than to test G-d. G-d knows what I need before I ask.

Here is a video my friend Jimmy sent me, the video is a group of Nuns with the voices of Angels a Holy Week gift for you.

Jimmy was an Army veteran during the Korean War. He refused arms but volunteered as a medic on the front lines of Korea. His unit was highly decorated and recently received thanks from the people of the Korea for his service.

Jimmy is an example of a true man with the mark of a warrior willing to give his life for a friend never asking for anything in return. An example of a true Christian willing to sacrifice his own life for what he believes while serving a country he loves. I am blessed to know him.

Enjoy the video.

What is so good about Good Friday? 2014/04/09

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Good Friday April 18, 2014 is the day on which I commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross, the act that brought salvation to all who believe. The Last Supper or the Seder Dinner is held at sundown every year on the 14th of Nisan.

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Seder is held the 14th day of Nisan which does not always fall on the same day as “Good Friday” on the Gregorian calendar.

Nisan is the first month of the ecclesiastical year. The name of the month is Babylonian; in the Torah, it is called the month of the Aviv, referring to the month in which barley was ripe. It is a spring month of 30 days.

Nisan usually falls in March–April on the Gregorian calendar. From the new, moon In Aviv, count out 14 days. It begins about the time of the vernal equinox (March 21). Days are then the same length as the night and start to get shorter until December 25, which is when the days begin to lengthen again and equal at the vernal equinox.

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Passover begins on the 15th day in the month of Nisan on the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days.

Good Friday is the culmination of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday, and it takes place two days before Easter Sunday when, believers around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

What is so good about this Friday in the month of Nisan is that it marks the death and resurrection of the promised messiah. This Good Friday has divided the known world forever into those who believe Jesus rose from the dead and those who do not.

Habeas Corpus means in Latin show us the body in our legal system of justice. Most agree the historical Jesus was captured by the Temple Guards and put to death by the Roman soldiers. The Romans reported him dead and placed a spear in his side to verify he was dead.

The next day Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Jesus where she thought she saw a Gardener. The Gardener said he was Jesus and pointed to the inside of the grave where she saw two angels. If this happened today as then no one would believe her.

Mary could not have been a credible witness under Roman law, so if she saw Jesus it does not matter because her testimony would never have gotten into the court records. However, no one has produced a body that I know of to this day and there were several credible witnesses who claimed to have seen him in a rented hall in Jerusalem after his reported death on the cross.

The body of Jesus has never been found unless you believe that his body and blood are alive and flowing through the blood streams of his followers after the transmutation on the Last Supper. “This is my body”, and gave them wine saying, “This is my blood”.

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That is why Friday of Holy Week is good and is celebrated every year. Because, the death of Christ, as terrible as it was, led to his Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday, which brought with it new life and hope of eternal life to those who believe.

I know where his body is, it is in everyone who believes and Jesus will never die as long as one believer is still alive that believer is me…

The Last Supper Forever 2014/04/02

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“Do this in remembrance of me”

“The bread I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world”

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The mystical supper presented as a transmutation of the body and blood of Christ.

Without any reservations by Brother Ron, the mystical supper is the most sacred of all mysteries within the Christian Church.

I am not a priest or presbyter, I am certainly not trained in theological matters; however, this subject is something Brother Ron believes my generation must seek to understand.

The celebration and worship of the mystical supper enable me to draw near to G-d’s love and to persevere in that love until I am united with the Lord whom I love.

From a chain of custody perspective, the Last Supper is a command of G-d to be a perpetual act of humility. It is to remind me and my family of the gift of freedom from bondage that G-d himself executed.

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall be for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of that month they shall take every man a lamb according to their father’s house, a lamb for a household, and if the household is too small for a lamb, then a man and his neighbor next to his house shall take according to the number of persons, according to what each can eat, you shall make your count for the lamb, your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old;

You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs in the evening. Then they shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat them.

They shall eat all the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled with water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts, and you shall let none of it remain until the morning, anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.

In this manner you shall eat it your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.

For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night and I will smite all the first born in the land of Egypt I will execute judgments, I am the Lord, the blood shall be a sign for you, upon the houses where you are.

When I see the blood on the doorpost I will pass over you and no plague shall fall upon you or destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

This day shall be for you a memorial day and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations you shall observe it as an ordinance forever.
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The Passover supper is the same as the “Mystical Supper” in Christian tradition.

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Here is a link to a Free Seder guide if your interested it was written by Brother Ron over the past 30 years:

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Passover or Pascha is the focal point of the year, celebrating the Passover feast at the Last Supper as Christ was following G-d’s commandments. As shown by Christ at the last supper; he was the word made flesh that dwelt among us, and what it means to be a follower of his that we must love one another.

The Passover is the most significant holiday on the western calendar. Passover is held every year at the same time by commandment of G-D.

Passover is the transition point from the Old Testament exodus to the death and resurrection of the promised messiah. (The Lamb of G-d)

Jesus Christ, G-d’s Son, is the fulfillment of the prophecies written about by the Prophets in the Old Testament.

The Jesus Christ, his death on the cross, and the resurrection of his body is my salvation.

Brother Ron believes that I am transformed by faith from slavery to freedom and I have the hope of eternal life through my belief in G-d’s son Jesus Christ.

Brother Ron has found the Divine Nature. It is in the charity I have for my brothers and sisters in Christ.

I am a seeker like many of you and a voice crying into cyberspace.

Be on your guard 2014/03/29

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“Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.”

These are the words from Peter in his second epistle; he was the first to draw his sword when the temple soldiers came for Christ in the garden, as well as the first to deny knowing Christ three times before the rooster crowed at sunrise. Yet he went on to become a symbol of hope and a guiding light for me.

Brother Ron understands the passion and the fear of Peter when faced with adversity; because I had to make in real life and death situations myself, split second decisions.

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The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Here is a story a friend told me, it is an analogy of a two-edge sword. I can’t imagine an officer of the court doing this or maybe I can? Nevertheless, here is the story.

A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, and then insured them against, among other things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked all his cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small fires.

The insurance company refused to pay, citing what might be the obvious reason, that the cigars had been consumed in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued and WON!

Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable, and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered ‘fire’, the insurance company was obligated to pay the claim.

Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling, and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars that perished in the fires.

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!

With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property, and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.

Being cut with your own sword is one of the dangers of a two edged sword.

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The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Fragment from the Gospel of John

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I may never know the decision making process or Peter’s intent during the questioning by the Temple guards. What I do know is that Peter lighted the way for me to the Divine Nature and cautioned me to beware of the lawless.

Harmony 2014/03/20

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The strength of man is in front of the woman , the intuition of woman is in front of the man creating harmony.

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Brother Ron believes this is where the perfection of the human race is found when the two become one flesh. The earth is replenish by their produce. Another cycle begins not as a result of anything they did other that satisfy a primordial urge. Some are friends, some are lovers and some are forced but the fruit of the union is the closest we will ever get to seeing the image of G-d.

Witches of Salem 2014/03/14

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When I think about the word Salem, the first thing that pops into my mind is witch trials and then cigarettes. The last thing on my mind is Jerusalem or Melchisedek.

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At the time of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the supernatural was considered part of everyday life; many people believed then that Satan was present and active on Earth just as today…

The Salem witch hysteria involved a small town of approximately 200 residents. Three people started the hysteria, which became known as the Salem Witch Hysteria. Yet somehow, the witch trials are in almost every textbook written about U.S. History. Why? The Salem Witch Hysteria happened for only a couple of months. The Salem Witch Hysteria was over young girls who said that it was wrong to accuse innocent people.

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The word שָׁלֵם (Salem) means peaceful and complete in Hebrew. Most commentators affirm that it is the same root word that is in Jerusalem.

Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine as Jesus was said to have done at his last Seder or Last Supper, as Christians know it.

וּמַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק מֶלֶךְ שָׁלֵם הֹוצִיא לֶחֶם וָיָיִן וְהוּא כֹהֵן לְאֵל

The bible says that Abraham met Melchisedek, the king of Salem and priest of the most high God.
Melchizedek is whom Abraham went to the king of righteousness.

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent; you are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek not much more is known about Melchizedek.

“My king is righteous” Jesus is a high priest after the order of Melchisedek.

Who is מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶֿק Malki Tzedek

מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶֿק Malki Tzedek is Melchizedek “My king is righteousness”. Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: Jesus Christ was the priest of the highest God after the order of the “King of Salem”, traditionally taken to be the name for Jerusalem.

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A collection of early Gnostic scripts dating on or before the 4th-century, discovered in 1945 and known as the Nag Hammadi Library contains a short tract; treatise pertaining to Melchizedek. Here it is proposed that Melchizedek is Jesus Christ. Melchizedek, as Jesus Christ, lives, preaches, dies and is resurrected, in a Gnostic perspective.

The Coming of the Son of God Melchizedek speaks of his return to bring peace, supported by god, and he is a priest-king who dispenses justice.

The next time someone says Salem I am not going to think about witches and cigarettes I am going to think about peace and truth because, Salem is a place of peace.

In my mind,” The New Jerusalem” is here and now not a place or a city, the New Jerusalem is with-in me, a state of mind. Melchizedek, Jesus Christ is a model or example of the divine nature and righteousness. God willing I want to find this justice and peace in the purest form of righteousness by seeking the Divine Nature.

What is in a day? 2014/03/05

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Last Monday was the Coptic Orthodox Churches beginning of Lent. This Monday started the Eastern Orthodox Churches Lent, and today is Fat Tuesday, or as some call it Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday in the Roman Catholic Church.

In Brother Ron’s opinion, the Catholics got it right with Ash Wednesday. They gave the rest of the world a day before lent to party. Everyone, saints and sinners alike, make fools of themselves for a day. Not many people have never, heard about Mari Gras and Ash Wednesday. They may not know why they are partying, but at least it gets them together.

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My question is, “If there is only one G-d and only one Jesus, why are there so many days for Lent to start?”

Lent is a fast that marks 54, 47, or 45 days before Easter or Pascha. (Passover) This year, Easter happens to fall on the same Sunday for all Christians, Sunday April 20.

The 14th of Nissan is the marking of the spring equinox, which everyone can agree with because the days start to get longer.

Passover is remembered as the day G-d passed over Egypt and killed all the first born. G-d made one exception that if anyone killed a baby sheep or lamb then placed the blood of the lamb, on the doorpost of the house, G-d would pass over the house and kill the first-born in your neighbor’s house.

Sound gruesome? It is, and dead serious. The intent was to free the slaves in Egypt who were crying out in prayer to G-d because of the mistreatment by their masters the Egyptians.

After the killing, the slaves left Egypt. G-d commanded that the slaves remember that day as the day G-d passed over Egypt as a perpetual Holy Day once a year forever. I see that day not as a day G-d freed them, but as a day G-d freed me.

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I am a slave to my own desires: Surf, Sex, and Suds, not by force, but by my own free will. My overseer is my own desires and the disconnection from the Divine Nature. I do and say things that unintentionally hurt other people and myself.

I myself am in no need of the “x” on my doorpost. I do not want to hide from death or G-d. I know that death will come to me and I want to open the door to G-d, so that when I open the door although I may die to this passing world, I may live life here and now in the presence of G-d.

Fashion 2014/02/28

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One of Brother Ron’s favorite trips while downtown Los Angeles is the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum (FIDM).

Right now through April the “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition is going on. Costume Designer and FIDM, Alumna Trish Summerville who won the Distinguished Costume Designers Guild Award for Fantasy Film. The costumes created by her from the movie,” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire “are currently on display in the FIDM Museum.

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Several other designers from the movies have costumes on display as well.

Brother Ron is amazed by the emotions released by just the costumes alone. The mannequins wearing the costumes are lifeless forms with emotionless faces. Yet the costumes are somehow able to project fear and awe in me just from the costumes they are wearing.

There is something about a costume that triggers my imagination. I wear a costume myself in the clothes I choose. I project the image of me that I expect to be received by others. Others see my projection based on their experience and culture. I then become that projection in their mind.

The more I think about costumes, the more powerful they become in the way they are able to change the behavior of the viewer. For example, the uniform of a nurse or a police officer have become a cultural symbol in the United States. If I am sick or in need of help, usually I am glad to see the uniform of a nurse or police officer because, I assume the person wearing the uniform has a special skill or training that I need. On the other hand, if I am going to get a shot, or if I did something wrong, the uniform represents authority due to the culture I was raised in and the uniform compels me to comply with or fear the person wearing the uniform.

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When I close my eyes, I open a door that allows me to see myself for who I am. Like looking at a mannequin, somehow, I am able to trigger a void that consumes my reality and my mind takes me to a place of the unknown. I go to a place where costumes have no influence and I am on my own with myself.

The Rosetta Stone 2014/02/20

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The Rosetta Stone is a stone of black granite, bearing three inscriptions: the upper text is Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion Coptic, and the lowest Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts with some minor differences, the stone has provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The Rosetta Stone was made public in the early 1800’s and is being housed in the British Museum.
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Who really knows why the Rosetta Stone is inscribed with three languages?

Similarly, the cross of Jesus the Christ was inscribed with three languages Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, “King of the Jews” labeled at the top. People, who passed by, many who could not read, saw the three languages and assumed this was someone important.

As I close my eyes and seek the Divine Nature, I have found what might be the Rosetta stone hidden deep within my consciousness; the stone is my own heart. Showing me the way to find what I seek.

My heart, by listening to it, gives me understanding of myself, showing me in different ways to not to be afraid of what I am or ashamed of who I am.

Teaching me to be a warrior brave and fearless in the eternal here and now, I do not rely on the myth of freedom that cowards through fear and terrorism have instilled into me a false sense of well being.

My heart like the Rosetta Stone is inscribed with thoughts. These thoughts Like parables, are saying the same thing in different ways.

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The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand 2014/02/12

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The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

I can see my inner man’s depth, the soul, or the conscience, by simply closing my eyes.

The reason I close my eyes is to comprehend the depth of my spirit, which passes all knowledge, so that I might be filled with the fullness of G-d.

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I can become enlightened when I see the external me in the mirror and get an idea of what I look like or how others see me in the visible world of creation.

When I close my eyes, only then I can perceive what is inside of me, the depth of my soul and the void of the inner world within my containment.

As I look deeper into my containment, I realize there is an unexplainable void. I have ignored this void all my life because I did not think it was important or for fear of what I might find.

In seeking the Divine Nature, I must confront this void or dark inner space that lives within me.

If any of you know or hear what this inner space might be, please help me understand.

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