"For He will command His Angels concerning you; to guard you in all your ways......."
We've all heard of and know about many of God's Angels; Guardian Angels and Archangels. Gabriel and Michael are maybe the most popular. There is one Angel, of which many folks have not heard. His name is Malik, Guardian of our Love and Joy. Malik was assigned to our family and came to this earth in human form, via the Holy union of my cousins, Mark and Erika Nettles. A true blessing he was to them and to us all, as family. God has been good to us!
Malik's assignment ended last week, as our God called him back to his Heavenly form. Today, we mourn his parting and celebrate his life on earth. Truth be told, I didn't get a whole lot of time to spend with Malik, but my mind has been on the memories I do actually have of him. Love and Joy are what I see in each of these memories. I see excitement that was absolutely insuppressible and Love that only can come directly from the heart of our God. His permanent smile could cut through concrete, let alone any dark clouds of depression or ill feelings.
I lift you up today, my Baby Cousin, as you did for us! I lift you up! I thank God for the blessing our family was given through you. To know Love like that which you delivered, is a rare opportunity on this earth, in its current state. Oh, how I wish I could have made it to Lake Martin, the last time your Dad called to let me know you all were there! That place is special to me and I know it was to you too. Be well in Heaven, young one, be well.
Our Little Angel Boy
So Full of Love
So Full of Joy
Pray for our family.......
Scripture says, in Proverbs 27:3, that "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both." Look at the news, look out your window, eaves drop at work, ear hustle at church, and even open your own mouths! Fools are speaking like angry bees stinging. Often times, in anger, we lash out and prove ourselves just as foolish. So much has been held back in my mind, that I now have a clog. As I examine these millions of nouns, verbs, subjects, predicates, questions, and exclamatory statements, I see fools frolicking at the foundation.
I started a post a couple of weeks ago, concerning the mass loss of life in Orlando, but it shall remain in my journal for now. I've seen and heard some of the most insensitive, hateful, satanically charged statements coming from folks who claim to love Jesus, who claim to be saved, and who claim to believe in God. This is what I say to you, the fools of a faith unknown to God: Remember when God's chosen rejected Jesus, and God then converted the supreme persecutor of Christ, Paul and sent him out to the Gentiles with the message of Christ? Jesus (God's Will) spread and was accomplished more among them than among the Jews. You idiots are doing the same with His Love, rejecting it. Now, it is found heavily in the communities, families, hearts, and relationships you so despise. If Jesus made it clear that He is for ALL and that He loves ALL, then you're a curse-word idiot to think that Love for Him and hate for His loved ones can exist in your vessel. OH!! You disagree? Do you not know? Have you not heard?? In 1 John 4:20 to be exact:
"Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen."
Oh, my bad, your pastor told you that this one didn't count because it's all the way to the back of the Bible. I guess God was just sleep-inspiring these Scriptures and we shouldn't take them as serious as those you use to justify that which is not of God: hate, lies, acting out in Satan's behalf. I'm just saying, America and Americans have a history of the habit of misusing and misapplying God's Word to sway the ignorant and uneducated, also known as the loudest voices of hate. When a person is educated, discerning, and truly after God's own heart, their words are few yet powerful and spiritually impacting. In other words, his/her morsels are worth sitting down to savor.
"Nigger this, coon that!", "Cracker this, peckerwood that!", "Faggot this, sissy that!" are not found in God's Word. Neither is support for such hate and ignorance. Yes, there are examples of such evil in the people whom are described and addressed in the Word, but never is it promoted, condoned, or suggested by God. Such only leads to more division, more hate, more ignorance.
There is still an ultimate good found in people, found in this country, I believe. Watching the news will have you to believe that there is no such thing. When I feel overwhelmed by the nonsense, the violence, and all the other crap being promoted, I take a step back and a sit down. Then, I ponder my actual life, the places I've been, the good I've seen and done, the people I've met and all the folks I love. This Love of mine covers a multitude of cultures, religious beliefs, races, classes, levels of education, and mentalities. I LOVE!!
There is one last thing I'd like to say, to the individual who posted a timeline to Facebook last week. On the timeline, were the dates or time frames in which the different churches (denominations) were established. At the very beginning of it was, he/she had listed the Roman Catholic Church as the very first church established by Jesus Christ Himself. It's at times like this, when I have to drop this heavy stone of provocation. Clearly this individual knows not the history of the church established by Jesus Christ. To say such may lead one to think that Jesus was Roman. At the time Jesus was building His Church, Romans were still following and believing in Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Neptune and many others. Rome only got on board at some point because these crazy Christians could not be stopped, and some of their eventual leaders gained interest in knowing more about this Church that was established among 12 Jewish men. To say that Jesus established ANY denomination is to say that one is favored over the other. Jesus established THE CHURCH!! These variations of it are simply man's own doing and undoing. It reminds me of the time that my former father-in-law told me I was going to hell for leaving the Catholic Church and joining a non-denominational one. To say that the Roman Catholic Church was the first church, established by Jesus Christ is like me waiting until my kids are teenagers to claim them as mine or to say they mean a lot to me; knowing full well I have not properly nurtured them, knowing full well I have not supported them emotionally or financially, knowing full well I have not bonded with them, and knowing full well I have done nothing thus far that a parent does in truly raising his/her children. But I won't drop that stone today.
Just think on it all. Think for yourselves. I pray that your thoughts lead to a hunger for knowledge beyond tradition, beyond religion, and into a greater realm of being.
Once, this great nation of cells was awesome and healthy. Whenever foreign bodies came with ill intent of bringing sickness, my mili-T-ary would meet them in the battlefield of blood, destroying them all. It was not until the covert operative, code-named Coxsackie, infiltrated and nestled in with the Betas. My mili-T-ary scrambled to eliminate him, but Coxsackie looked so much like the Betas; it was hard to determine who was what. We enlisted other help, as prescribed by General William E. Barial, which helped to locate Coxsackie and snuff him out. Though Coxsackie had been eliminated, the Mili-T-ary had a hard time moving forward. It had been so confused and duped by Coxsackie's likeness to the Betas during battle, that it had no trust in ANY Beta. My mili-T-ary went rogue, and launched a campaign that lasted about a year, destroying the Betas. This campaign ended in the Fall of 1990 and on December 1st, the mili-T-ary announced its victory, while General Barial announced my diagnosis.
I think about America.......
Bryan Hollomon Williams