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Can You Hear?

By Jones The Advisor / January 18, 2020 /


Can You See?

I once heard a pretty famous pastor say regarding the verse of scripture that discusses the blind leading the blind, that the second blind man, the one who followed, should have shouted to the first man, the one who presumed to blindly lead “can you see (Matthew 15:14)!?!” It is a legitimate and logical question for two reasons. First of all, what would make a blind man presume to lead anyone, including himself along an unfamiliar road with nothing serving to aid him as he attempts to avoid obstacles? Second, why would you blithely follow someone, when you yourself cannot see and do not know where you are going? Particularly if you are not certain that the presumed leader can see and knows the directions either?

Similar principles apply when it comes to taking a Journey with God, along a course the He has laid out for you. If you are Following God, you can take the assumptions off of the board immediately. 

You know that God can See. And you know that God, the Leader, Author, and Finisher knows where He is Directing you to go. But like Abram, you do not yet know where the road ends nor how many ‘miles to go before we sleep (Genesis 12:1).’ So you do not have to shout at the Leader “can you see” as the second blind man should have queried. 


But when we are taking a Journey with God … 

On a road that is intentionally unfamiliar to us … 

We often end up shouting to the Leader …


“… Hey!!! Can You See!?! …” 


A Difficult Road Ahead

Now we do that because of the pain associated with following God on Enoch’s Journey to a Promised Land or to “Was Not” as I called it in a Book. It is difficult to do what Enoch, Abram, Joseph, Job, Nehemiah, and so many others have done, which is to Hear and Receive a Revelation from God, by Dream, Vision, or Spoken Word. And then, to Obediently, Blindly, and Faithfully follow God the Leader all the way to the point where we enter the full manifestation of what God Promised. 

We face many difficulties along that Journey after initially Hearing from God. Those trials are very painful. Not to mention all of the fateful yet faithful friends who will betray, doubt, and constantly serve as a thorn in our flesh along the way (2 Corinthians 12:7-10).

And if you are ‘lucky’, they might be your own family members who sell you into slavery only to have the slave owner’s wife lie on you about cheating on the slave owner and have you thrown in jail (Genesis 37-41)! All the while you were just Obediently following God to the Journey’s end!

No wonder you end up like Paul the Apostle asking God, three times for Paul “Hey … God!!! Can You See?” God took time to answer Paul and told him that His Grace to finish the Journey was more than enough to enable Paul to endure all of the pain that occurs along the Journey. And I Believe and have written in that same Book that Paul endured all of his hardships after entering into his “Was Not” or Promised Land.

Joseph in that same vein ended up having a slight crisis of conscience or temporary moment of doubt before he was called to Pharaoh’s Palace where he would see the full manifestation of the Dreams that he had many years prior. Joseph asked a Butler for whom he had just translated a Dream to “mention me and my plight to Pharaoh when you get out of Jail and are restored to the Palace.” Joseph, I Believe, made this request out of frustration regarding the Dream. You can tell because he began to discuss how he was betrayed and sold into slavery by his brothers and did nothing wrong to end up in Jail (Genesis 40). 

So, like Job and so many others we have Biblical evidence that discusses the fact that many people who take Enoch’s Journey with God end up questioning God’s ability to See where He is Leading us. The Journey is frustrating by Design. It is intended to Refine and Prepare us to effectively live in the Promised Land.


However, all we feel is the pain. 


It makes us feel like we are stumbling & fumbling around in the dark. Following a Leader who cannot see. A Leader who did not tell us that he was blind before he promised us that he would take us to a better place. And a Leader who does not actually know where he is going. Nor what trouble lies ahead.


I Know What I Heard …

Irrespective of how many people doubt your intellect for building an Ark in the middle of a Desert because “God Said …”, you have this Confirming Witness in your heart that lets you know that you are doing the right thing no matter how bad it looks or feels. I saw a movie yesterday where the man who also happened to be imprisoned for an extended period of time, for a crime that he did not commit, said that when he was first incarcerated he knew he would not be in there for a long period of time because he had the “Truth” on his side. 

Then, as time went on and his family and friends started to doubt him as well as visiting him in jail less often, he began to allow doubt to creep in, making him even question what was real and what was false. Although, he knew that he did not actually commit the crime that he was accused of committing and that he was falsely imprisoned. 

As time continued and as he persevered and endured, he encountered someone who could help him. Things still did not immediately go his way, and his most recent attempt to prove his case was again rejected by the Judge. However, he said that as a result of that most recent encounter, he “had his Truth restored.” Suddenly he believed again … in what he had actually known all along. 

He knew that he had been falsely accused. But the Journey caused him to fall into a ditch of self-doubt, making him doubt reality! But now, he was reminded of what was real and what was false.

God sent someone to help him. Someone who could Restore Reality for him. He knew the Truth! But the pain associated with the Journey caused him to even doubt the reality of that immutable Truth. 


In other words … the man … 


“Knew What He Heard!”


Simultaneously

James (3:11-12, Phillips) discusses two kinds of water coming out of the same fountain. I have read other translations of this verse that speak of brackish water (a mixture of salty and fresh water) and fresh water coming out of one fountain. In other words, you go to a water fountain, or in modern vernacular, you go to the water cooler. Not one of those fancy ones with the hot red button for hot water and the blue cold button for cold water. This is a regular ole one faucet water cooler with the clear, blue tinted, ten gallon jug of water on top. 

Now, when anyone goes to that water cooler, they expect to get a cup full of fresh, crisp, clean, cold water. However, you go to that fountain one time and get a cup that tastes like fresh spring water. Then you drink that cup. Still thirsty, you press the button again in order to get a refill. As you drink that water, expecting the same clean taste, you spit the water out on the carpet in your Doctor’s office because all of a sudden, somehow, inexplicably you got a cup of salt water that tastes like it came from the middle of the Atlantic ocean!


The seemingly impossible has just occurred! You got two different kinds of water from the same fountain, jug of water, and same cup. Nothing has changed! … Yet almost simultaneously … Everything has changed!


That is what it feels like, albeit over time, when self doubt creeps in and begins to cause you to lose sight of your Dream. ‘You Know What You Heard’ God say to you or show you in the Dreams. But because you have spent the next thirteen years like Joseph bumping into furniture while you call yourself “Obediently Following God to the Journey’s End”, you start to doubt what you know to be True.


It is like drinking saltwater from the same water cooler that just provided fresh clean spring water!


I had wrestled with that verse in James (3) for years. Knowing that as the old chocolate bar commercial says “sometimes I feel like a nut! And sometimes I don’t!” Sometimes I know and Believe EXACTLY what God Said. “I Know What I Heard!” 

I learned that the key word is ‘simultaneously.’ Two different kinds of water cannot come out of the same fountain at the same time. Or in this instance, from the same source or jug of water. If there is fresh water in the jug, and the cup is clean, then the same fresh spring water will come out. Particularly while you are standing in front of the same jug. You may look away from or lose sight of the water jug from time to time while pouring out the water. But the water is the same. 


The Truth is STILL the Truth …

The Dream is STILL the Dream …


Thus, no matter how many doubt me for building my Ark in the middle of a Desert, as I said when describing Noah’s Personality Portrait in my first Book (Genesis 6:14-22). Now these same people, like Job’s doubting friends, will SIMULTANEOUSLY come to you for Godly Advice & Counsel! All the while talking behind your back and in the RARE instance be BRAZEN enough to tell you to your face, in effect:


“You have the ability to Hear from God … FOR ME!!!”


“But when it comes to you, your Obedience, and that Ark you buildin’ … ‘CAN YOU SEE?!?’”


Now that is an example of two waters coming out of the same doubting fountain! And why that verse in James (3) confused me! How can … NEVERMIND!!! They are just spewing water out of their fountain!!!


You have a Destiny to Fulfill!


Ark Builders

So, for us Ark Builders, we have to keep our eyes on the Prize of the High Calling (Philippians 3:12-14, Phillips). We have to keep our focus on what we ‘Know We Heard!’ The Journey will be difficult!

But the Leader, Author, & Finisher can See! 

He Invented Seeing! 

He Invented Hearing!


So … You have to ‘Know What You Heard!’ 


You have to Faithfully endure all hardships and even tolerate losing sight of the truth from time to time (2 Timothy 2:3-7, Phillips). You might even ask a Butler to help you get out of Jail when God NEVER told you to ask anyone for help (Genesis 40). But that is ok, you have to pick yourself up and march on to the end of the Journey, knowing that (1 Peter 5:9-11, Phillips) …


The Leader Can See!


And …


You Can Hear!

Earlism #38 Not Comfortable Here?

By Jones The Advisor / January 10, 2020 /


“… You are never going to be comfortable … 

… in a place where you were not supposed to Stay …”



You are never going to be very happy, content, and/or completely comfortable …

… In a place where you are not Supposed to … 

Or Purposed to Stay beyond your Season 



The Lord … said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you …

So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed …

Genesis 12:1 & 4 (NLT)

Earlism #30 Your Problem Is That You Have Standards

By Jones The Advisor / December 30, 2019 /

“… Your problem is not that you cannot get married …

… Your problem is that you have standards … “



Single women often say to me; ‘no one wants to marry me.’ Or, ‘ I cannot find nor can or will any ‘good man’ find me. 

There must be something wrong …

with me? …’


My Earlism #30 Reply:

“Your problem is not that you cannot get married …

Your problem is that you have (Kingdom) standards! …

… You can be MARRIED TOMORROW if you choose to be, unless tomorrow is not a weekday, because the Magistrate’s office is closed.” 


How you may ask?

… All you have to do is to go down to the local 7Eleven or to the local SubWay Sandwich Shop … and Just Stand There! …

Some dude with a Gold Tooth, who’s friends call him ‘Shucky‘, will invariably come up to you and proposition you!

You dont want ‘Shucky!’  …

That is your problem …



God has given you a Vision and Standards  … 



UNFORTUNATELY, you MIGHT settle for ‘someone who is close’ (see Earlisms #14 & #68) … 

‘A Past Prologue’ … & … Your Dream … 

Then, … TRY TO clean it up by saying, ‘Relationships are hard!’ 

But you will not …

Your Standards and God’s Vision for your life will not …

Allow you to settle for brotha ‘Shucky!’ …

Earlism #26 Self – Inflicted

By Jones The Advisor / December 27, 2019 /

I once asked one of my (former) Advising students …

… When are you going to stop hurting my friend? 



Many people CHOOSE …

… To hurt themselves … 


Typically by returning … 

… Time and time again to the wrong ‘man/woman’ … 

… The ONE who keeps hurting you … 


It is like repeatedly throwing yourself into a fire … 

… Getting out … 

… Resting for a bit … 


Barely healed … 

… Then jumping back into the same fire again …

Earlism #69 Follow The Heart

By Jones The Advisor / December 10, 2019 /

“… Follow your heart …

… You Will Always … 

… Find A Way …


… Follow God’s Heart … 

… You Will ALWAYS …

… Find The Way! …”


Jesus said to him, “I am the [only] Way  and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life 

John 14:6 (AMP)

Earlism #14 Past Prologue

By Jones The Advisor / November 26, 2019 /

“What’s past may indeed become prologue … 

… which can lead you to a good … 

… or a bad place … 


… depending on where your past is located … 

… in the present …”


Adapted from Shakespeare

“What’s Past is Prologue”

Spoken by Antonio in Act II, Scene I of The Tempest


Also the Prologue to my book:

Enoch’s Journey: Seven Steps to “Was Not”


Definition of Prologue: An event or action that leads to another event, situation, or development

Earlism #68 Chasing Dreams – A God Dream or The American Dream …

By Jones The Advisor / November 7, 2019 /

… Who’s Dream Are You Chasing?


“… Can you tell the difference? …

… between chasing … 

… A God Dream …

… and …

… The American Dream …”


Who’s Dream Are You Chasing?


Most people have almost been conditioned to pursue what we call “The American Dream.”

The American Dream – includes some version of … ‘apple pie, hot dogs, baseball & football, a house, a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and some kind of pet … (I am not much of a dog person)’ … That is a fine dream for many. Some spend their entire lives pursuing it. 

But has anyone ever asked themselves: 

“Who INSPIRED The American Dream?”

Joseph said in the Bible, when discussing Dreams with a couple of imprisoned Egyptian officials, that: “Dreams are God’s Business (Genesis 40:8, NLT).” This means that God is the Progenitor of and Inspiration for all Kingdom Dreams. 

Those are the Dreams … the ONLY Dreams … that Believers should be Chasing and Pursuing with their whole heart and with all of their strength (Jeremiah 29:13, MSG). Frankly we should be Pursuing A God Dream with every fiber of our being and with every aspect of our lives.  

A warning: Pursing A God Dream will also cost you your entire life. 

And it will definitely contradict … in every way … The American Dream … 

But if you want to end up in the Place that God Inspired & Infused into your very being. 

The Place that God Revealed to you via an Inescapable Dream or Vision. 

One which was Imparted into your Heart & Spirit. 

The Place & Thing that you have been Internally Pushed to arrive at and to attain, no matter the cost. 

Then you must seek to attain A God Dream with your whole heart.

More often than not … you will Pursue A God Dream though many difficulties. However and unfortunately, it is at this juncture where many people may decide to pull off of the road and take a break from pursuing A God Dream

At times, during these respites, so many people begin to confuse and conflate A God Dream … with their original … yet not at all God Inspired version of … what is actually … The American Dream …

But for those who can learn to separate the two …

Those who decide that the ONLY DREAM for me is A God Dream …

No matter the Cost (Jeremiah 29:13, MSG) …

Will … just like Joseph …

Leave behind your pursuit of the uninspired, albeit a fine dream for some, version of The American Dream …

And if you keep going …

You will Attain the fully Manifested Version of …


A God Dream!


Genesis 37:5-7, NLT

Joseph had … A God Dream

Genesis 40:8, NLT

Dreams are God’s Business

Genesis 41:8-15, NLT

Only God can Interpret … A God Dream

Infused

By Jones The Advisor / October 13, 2019 /


What does the verse of Scripture that says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will Give you the Desires of your Heart (Psalms 37:4)”, actually mean?


Ellen’s Explanation …

Well the first time that I ever heard that passage, it was explained to me by my mother. She did this weird thing with her arms as she kind of waved them up and down like one of those ‘Air Gumby – Giant Balloon’ things that they pump air into. They are placed outside of Auto Dealerships and Fast Food Restaurants in order to attract attention. 

She went on to explain that the word “Delight” meant ‘to laugh and make yourself happy.’ She also said that it meant to ‘make yourself pliable’, like the Gumby Balloon. Ellen’s explanation may have been a bit off base, or at least partially complete. However, she may have been on to something regarding the true context of the passage.

I wrote about what I believed the verse meant in my book Enoch’s Journey. In short, I said that it was similar to the manner in which someone might get a syringe and inject flavor, such as garlic seasoning into a turkey prior to baking it. I essentially said that 

“God Gives … and then He Gives … you the Desires of your heart.”

These Desires are actually His Desires for you. They are also a part of His overarching Purpose and Plan for your Life. However, He can only Infuse them into your heart and Spirit, via Holy Spirit Syringe, much like injecting flavor into a turkey, if you are in a malleable, connected, submitted, and penetrable state regarding your Relationship with God. 

John (15:1,4,5,&7) basically describes this seamless Infusion process. It tells us that if we remain Intimately Connected to God, such that He can continuously pour His Word into our hearts and Spirit, never allowing ourselves to become disconnected by the weights, cares of this world, worries, and sins which do so easily break that connection (Hebrews 12:1). If we remain connected to God and Intimately acquainted with His Holy Spirit, as well as, remain Submissive to His Leading and Lordship over every area of our lives and entire being, then He can, like the blood running through the veins in our bodies, Continuously Infuse His Revelation and Word into us.

A Definition

The Oxford Dictionary’s second and third definitions of the word Infused, intimates that the word means to permeate. Essentially the second definition alludes to steeping tea. If you soak a tea bag in hot water, the color and flavor will Infuse itself into the water such that the water no longer tastes like water. Rather it begins to taste like the tea leaves that are in the bag. Essentially you are changing the properties of the water by Infusing flavor into it.

The third definition gets a bit more specific when it discusses the process of Infusion. It equates the process to that which occurs when a nurse in a hospital begins to inject something into your veins. I have been in the hospital for a few extended stays. They had to connect me to the Intravenous (IV) drip bag. When I had to do my daily walks around the floor of the hospital, I had to take the bag, the pole that it was on, the machine that it ran through monitoring the drip rate, and the entire mechanism, which they were kind enough to place on wheels for easy transport, with me when I walked. The point was that I needed the fluids that were in the bag, which they changed regularly, as it ran out, so that I was constantly receiving, through my veins, the liquid that was in the bag, in an uninterrupted fashion.

Delight & Give

Like so many things, the King James version of the Bible does a poor job of translating Hebrew, Chaldean, and Greek into English. However, because I was raised during the era where that version was the primary Bible translation of choice for most churches, I remember most passages of scripture in King James English. So, I will make a run at translating Psalms (37:4, EAJ Translation), as it has been Infused into me.

First, the word Delight is a verb that is stated in the Imperative tense. It means to “do it right now!” Kind of like when your mother told you to clean up your room … and you said “ok”, having no actual intention of interrupting the TV program that you were watching, in order to begin the cleaning process. Then she would YELL, “NOW!” 

That is stating something in the Imperative tense. The word Delight, as used in Psalms (37:4) means to basically make yourself submissive to what is being or is about to be Infused or injected into you. Furthermore, it means to leave the means of Infusion in there or intimately connected to you, such that it can constantly flow into you. I am reminded of the aforementioned IV drip or even intimacy. The idea that supports the word Delight is to allow yourself to become initially connected to a source and then to never disconnect. You have to remain connected and “let it constantly flow.”

Now the word or verb Give in Psalms (37:4, EAJ Translation) is stated in the Future tense. Meaning, beginning right now and continuing on into the Future, until God, the God who has no beginning and no ending, stops the flow, He will Give you the Desires of your heart (Revelation 1:8 & 22:13). In other words, He will Infuse or inject those Desires into you, as continuously as you allow Him to, as He describes in John (15:1,4,5,&7).

This means that as long as you remain Intimately Connected to God, He will remain Intimately Connected to you.

This will allow God to constantly and consistently pour His Word and Revelation into you. Meaning, into your heart and Spirit, in perpetuity. Thus, God will Give or Infuse into you like a tea bag in hot water, the Desires of your heart.

But He does not stop at the point of Infusion. What good would that do? You would walk around with all of these Desires all trapped up inside of you. The tea is no good unless you drink it! 

So, He not only Births all of these Desires in your heart. Desires which you become completely consumed with, until you see them Manifested. That is called progressing toward your Purpose. Or the Journey toward the fulfillment of your Purpose and Calling via taking the required Steps on your Journey to “Was Not.”

God Gives … And then He Gives or Manifests the Desires of your heart. 

This occurs as long as you remain on the Journey with Him. And as long as you obey the words written in Psalms and John. Those words which imperatively and emphatically declare that you make yourself submissive, receptive, and make your heart permeable to God, such that He can Intimately Fellowship with you, while continually pouring His Word and His Revelation & Plans into you. And remember, you must not disconnect the IV! Take it with you wherever you go!

You must unceasingly and unwaveringly “Delight yourself in the Lord (Psalms 37:4 & 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17).”

After a while, at the appointed time, the Holy Spirit will Give or Show or Reveal to you the Desires, which He has been continuously Infusing into your Heart. Now they are REALLY His Desires … but He makes us think that they are OUR DESIRES. He does this so we might pursue Him until we see them Manifest. However, He does not stop here either. 

First He Gives … And then He Gives!

After He Infuses His Desires and Plans into your heart, He will Manifest them. Now there are a couple of provisos associated with the Physical Manifestation of the Desires of your heart. But the good part is that you have been doing them all along, while remaining Intimately connected to the Holy Spirit. 

All you have to do now, is remain submissive such that He can enter, engage, and continually pour His Word into your heart. Remember, you must remain constantly connected to Him for this to work. Finally, you have to take Him with you everywhere you go! 

That’s it! No trick questions on this test! It may take a LONG TIME to see those Desires of your heart Manifest (Habakkuk 2:3). But if you DO NOT DISCONNECT from God and remain pliable such that He can constantly Pour into you. Then the Vision will speak for itself and Manifest. In other Words:

First He Gives … And then He Gives!

Hezekiah: The Incomparable King

King Hezekiah serves as a perfect example to illustrate this point (2 Kings 18-20). The Bible says that King Hezekiah of Judah did what was pleasing to the Lord and trusted in the God of Israel. In fact, the Bible says that he was incomparable in this regard. There was never a King like Hezekiah, either before his time as King. Nor After his time as King (2 Kings 18:1-7). 

Simply stated, he remained continuously connected to His God. Such that God could Pour and Infuse Instructions, Plans, Purpose, and Directions into the heart of the King of Judah. They had an intimately connected relationship.

Hezekiah did many things as King including rededicating and consecrating the Temple (2 Chronicles 29-31). He served as King for twenty-nine years in total. But one day King Hezekiah of Judah, around the middle of his Reign heard from his contemporary, the Prophet Isaiah. God told Hezekiah to “get your house in order, brotha (2 Kings 20 & Isaiah 38).” Or “clean your room … NOW!” 

God sent the Prophet Isaiah to King Hezekiah to inform him that he would become ill and die of that sickness. He was not going to recover. But Hezekiah had the Desires of the Lord Infused into His Heart.

He reminded God that He had ALWAYS done what Pleased God. Hezekiah had remained completely and constantly connected to God. Such that God’s Words and Desires remained intimately connected to and were constantly flowing from God, into the heart and Spirit of King Hezekiah as a result of their intractable relationship (Psalms 37:4 & John 15:1,4,5,&7). 

So, when King Hezekiah was literally presented with a “Life or Death” scenario, he expressed the Desires of his heart. These were Desires that God had long ago Infused into King Hezekiah via their intimate relationship. But King Hezekiah thought, as we do, that they were his.

King Hezekiah knew that he was not ready to die yet. The people of Judah still needed The Incomparable King to serve as their Leader for many years to come. Hezekiah knew this in his heart. So, when the Prophet Isaiah delivered God’s message regarding King Hezekiah’s demise, he was heartbroken and wept bitterly, after reminding God how faithfully he had served Him and walked with Him (2 Kings 20:2-3).

Now, as for the Prophet Isaiah, who was also intimately connected to God, he did his job and left. He delivered the Word regarding King Hezekiah’s demise to the King and proceeded to leave the Palace in Jerusalem. 

… But he did not get far …

He barely got to the courtyard of the Palace before God “stirred the tea!” God told the Prophet Isaiah, “get back in there and deliver a new message to the King!” Now, it was not actually new! Alpha and Omega was simply executing His Master Plan!

God told Isaiah to go back in there and tell King Hezekiah that He has heard his tears and more specifically, He has heard King Hezekiah’s Heart. Along with the Desires contained therein. Desires Infused in there by God for such a time as this. He told Isaiah to go back into the Palace, to the King and tell him that in three days he will get up out of his “death bed”, go to the Temple in Jerusalem, and he would live and not die! 

In fact, he would live for another fifteen years!

God told Isaiah the Prophet to tell King Hezekiah to make an Ointment out of figs such that your servants can spread the ointment on the boil that was the root of his terminal illness. However, King Hezekiah was not done working with God. He wanted PROOF of Manifestation!

God gave King Hezekiah a desire to live beyond this current illness and proclamation of his death. He knew that the Plans that God had for him were not completed yet. He knew that he could not die and leave his Judean people in a state where the Assyrians were potentially on the verge of overrunning them and killing them all. God had Given King Hezekiah a Desire, deeply Infused into his heart, that said that he and the people of Judah were to be the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). And that they would not fall to any more assaults from marauding nations. Rather King Hezekiah would live to see peace remain in Judah during the remaining tenure of his Reign and lifetime (2 Kings 20).

So, King Hezekiah asked God for a sign that would demonstrate that he would indeed, as the Lord had said to him through the Prophet Isaiah, get up out of his death bed in three days and go to the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. God said to him that He could either make the sundial go ten steps forward or ten steps backward to prove to King Hezekiah that he would indeed recover from his illness in three days, go to the Temple, and live for the next fifteen years serving as the King of Judah. 

Well, King Hezekiah, knowing that there is nothing too hard for God, said that making the shadow on the sundial clock move forward ten steps or degrees, is much too easy (Genesis 18:14 & Jeremiah 32:27)! He wanted God to make the sundial, thus time, thus the Sun itself, move backward by ten steps or degrees!

God Did …

King Hezekiah Did …

King Hezekiah saw the Manifestation of the Desires that were Infused into his heart via the intimate and intractable relationship that he constantly shared with his God. 

Earlism #11 Right Is A Dangerous Thing

By Jones The Advisor / October 4, 2019 /

“’Right’ … 

… is a dangerous thing to have …” 


Because people usually try to and believe that they have justifiable ‘Right’ to use, inflict, and/or impose their personal version of ‘Right’ on everyone else’s life and sensibilities.

This Earlism was developed because many people, specifically young women who I have spoken with through the years, have strained relationships with their father’s or have been abandoned or even abused by a father or other (male) adult. They come away from those experiences feeling that, “because I am RIGHT, and ‘he’ had No Right to do ‘that’ to me, I can therefore force him to admit his wrongs committed against me. Now this idea is based solely based on their perception of events, memories, and interpretations of motives and the actions of the other party. Many times, reality differs significantly from perception. 

Then they choose to take offense and remain embittered. Or they may choose to continue to walk in unforgiveness toward that person.

Earlism #11A Right Is A Dangerous Thing – What Is Right For You …

By Jones The Advisor / October 4, 2019 /

“… What is ‘Right’ for you … 

… is probably not ‘Right’ for everyone else …

… in fact …

… it may not even be ‘Right’ for you …” 


I usually wear thick sweaters with high collars, to teach my classes, particularly when it is ninety degrees outside. However, I also wear them when it is cold outside. Currently, I am still slightly anemic. 

Thus, while it is cool inside to others and a refreshing respite from the hot day outside, even in the buildings where the air conditioner does not work as well, it is freezing cold in most of those buildings to me. I am willing to endure the slight discomfort of the heat outside while wearing my sweaters, in exchange, I am warm enough inside to teach or whatever I am doing in there on campus.

So, it is ‘Right’ for me to wear a sweater, even on the days when it is ‘Right’ for all others have on shorts and short sleeves.