RENEWING OUR AMERICAN SPIRIT!
GOOD SPIRITUAL HEALTH DOES MAKE A SANE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD WE LIVE!
EMPOWERED FOR TRUE FREEDOM!
Leo Emmanuel Lochard "ForgivenBuilder" Friday, May 31, 2019
Isn't long overdue that we "renew ourselves" in
"IN GOD WE TRUST" can "make every thing new!" For peace and
not evil! Thus, it is about time that the mass media, public officials, and
pollsters-for-profits stop dividing the American people into races and ethnic
groups, as if they were different breeds of cats and dogs, targeted by "puppy
chow" for purposes of commercial manipulation and hijacking of political
turf. Why can't all of us be simply "AMERICANS" as possessing the
same democratic creed of having inherited a spiritual blessing called:
"the American Spirit." It is easier to unite a population through
what they have in common than through the physical attributes that tend to work
to separate them from each other, due only to fleshly-external appearance.
Let's look at each other's heart, and not at "what we look like" externally.
We all know this: That we're but dust in temporary biological Form. External
appearance is too shallow and superficial, like the fleeting beauty of a
withering flower that can exist, to be appreciated, only for a very short
while. We are "spirit-Beings" indwelling a biological mortal body. No
mortal Human lives forever in this biological body! That's the whole idea
proposed by Christian principles of right living, when we've been spiritually
reborn for love, repentance, forgiveness, and salvation. "Abraham believed
God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness." This is a spiritual, and
not an ethnic or racial acknowledgement. "Abraham believed God" by
faith in God's goodness, when God told him not to kill his own son, Isaac, that
instead, God would send Human Beings a Savior, a Messiah, a Redeemer, a
Deliverer: His own only begotten Son, Jesus Christ (John 1:1-18; 3:16; 17:3).
God did send Christ for our renewal and rebirth in the spirit, so that our
relationships do not result in brutality or death, as it is often witnessed in
the animal realm! For, when we are born anew in the spirit, we are "born
of God," and not of flesh-and-blood alone. God is Spirit and where God is,
there is liberty and love for one another. For fleshly appearance becomes irrelevant
to expressing love through God's grace and salvation; because, after all, we're
all mortally equal, from the womb to the tomb. The spirit takes precedence over
the mortal body, for the body's own good, welfare, well-being, and benefit.
Humans treat each other, then, in loving ways that do not cause harm or injury.
Thus, it is time that We, Americans, grow up, as a people who've been set
apart, since the very beginning of our Founding, for "life, liberty, and
the pursuit of Happiness," due to the "blessings of liberty"
that have been secured for us by the blood of Christ, crucified, and the
renewing power of His resurrection from the dead! Understand this, my friends!
This is a spiritual problem that only God can resolve: Reciprocal forbearance
for love and forgiveness cannot be enforced, but only understood through wisdom
and humility, and then freely practiced with joyful faith, mutual compassion,
and nurtured hopefulness. But, we must no longer look at each other to only see
each other "through the eyes of an ape," but through the eyes of the
Son of God who loves us all, not because of our "pretenses of
perfection," but because God Himself is love, and He does remain true to
Himself. God is just and faithful to forgive us our sins when we confess our
sins (1 John 1:9, KJV). And confessed sins lead to forgiveness and salvation,
through a spiritual transformation that empowers us for true freedom, to do
what is right and just in accordance with God's standards of love and
friendship; for this is a spiritual transformation, from within, that leaves no
regret. God has put eternity in our hearts; the mortal flesh, however
"beautiful" by Human standards, that appears during external
observation, eventually dies. (John 6:63, KJV). For, unlike Man who judges according
to "what the physical body looks like," God judges, rather, according
to the heart.(1 Samuel 16:7, KJV). Character, "the person-within,"
matters, more than "skin-deep pretenses!" So, let us stop pretending,
folks! Let's be real and true, in faith and deeds. God is love. And there is no
fear in love, for perfect love casts out fear! (1 John 4:18, KJV). Let love be
genuine, without dissimulation; let's cling to what is good and shun what is
evil. (Romans 12:9, KJV). Let us "renew our minds," (Romans 12:1-2,
KJV), not according to "shallow, skin-deep values" ending only in
wrongful injury, but according to ethical and moral values that edify our
spiritual gifts that God has put in us, for remaining Humane, civilized,
peaceable, compassionate, and loving! Virtue is "God-likeness" and
His love is the very deepest Source of good Human living on this little Planet,
not only for ourselves, but also for our fellow Human Beings, who like us, also
yearn for what is right, for what is good! God bless you all, and God
bless America !