CSN Sunday – LightWing Messages for 8/8/2021
God’s warning to Adam:
“Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.
And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, where He placed the man He had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God gave growth to every tree that is pleasing to the eye and good for food. And in the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it branched into four headwaters:
The name of the first river is Pishon; it winds through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is pure, and bdellium and onyx are found there.
The name of the second river is Gihon; it winds through the whole land of Cush.
The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it runs along the east side of Assyria.
And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
Then the LORD God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.
And the LORD God commanded him, “You may eat freely from every tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.” Genesis 2:7-17 (Berean Study Bible)
To the Church in Sardis
“To the angel of the church in Sardis write:
These are the words of the One who holds the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars.
‘I know your deeds; you have a reputation for being alive, yet you are dead. Wake up and strengthen what remains, which was about to die; for I have found your deeds incomplete in the sight of My God. Remember, then, what you have received and heard. Keep it and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know the hour when I will come upon you.
But you do have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments, and because they are worthy, they will walk with Me in white. Like them, he who overcomes will be dressed in white. And I will never blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and His angels.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”
For many Christians, this is the time of the Last Days; yet, there are so many perspectives and theories of what is to transpire in such a time as this it is hard to sort it out for those witnessing so much of the injustice, insanity, and representations of tyranny around us. In August last year, I offered a message entitled “Thy Kingdom Come, Will Be Done,” against the backdrop of real, not imagined decay of the church and how Christians needed to focus on while practicing what Jesus had requested of those who followed him. My conclusion in the article was: “…it is time to put the past behind us and redetermine to put into practice that we have been taught from the word of God, whether it has been inscribed upon our hearts or not; it is time to keep God’s Commandments, to keep Jesus’ commands. Americans have been given great freedom, perhaps not quite as much freedom as Adam and Eve, but we have come full circle in the course of time, we can keep our “garden,” or it will be taken from us.”
Truly, the source of love, of genuine life is from God. Humankind rejected the freedom that God openly gave within the Garden. If we look around his world, surely we can find good things in the various places of the world where evil is limited. However, if we are forced to answer honestly, without a positive spin, can we say that we live in the world that God intended for us? Obviously, we all ‘live’ on the planet, but that is not what is being asked. Any good parent of children wants to have those children grow up in a safe environment, free from harm, free from enslavement, free from evil. Yet, we look seriously at a world overflowing with these elements. Is this what our Heavenly Father intended for us? Most who answer honestly, would say no. Yet, there is a deeper question that must be answered. If we experience the Kingdom of God within, why can’t we extend it beyond the individual level? — or extend it beyond the level of the family, or the church, or the community?
It is a legitimate question. In my dream of the Garden, Heavenly Father stated that all that had happened there with Adam and Eve, is now happening in this time. Has humanity come this far, making such incredible progress in so many substantial ways, only to come to self-destruction all over again? The deception and lies are evident all around us. The temptations are incredibly pervasive — especially with the technology of the internet. When Heavenly Father looks upon us does he see children filled with life, or does He see those who have the name of being alive, yet are spiritually dead?
Today’s LightWing edition delves into such a question from a number of angles. Our message is from Dr. Robert Owens today: “Don’t Just Live, Be Alive.” He expresses this dilemma in another manner, yet he offers great wisdom in his words. As a Christian pastor, he points to Jesus as the manner in which all people can find new life. Indeed, he is the channel or the way to the Father, and by reconnecting to the Father, it repairs the breakdown of the originally intended relationship that God wanted with His children from the beginning. We certainly can go about our daily lives: we breathe, we eat, we recharge our physical energy through sleeping, and we can procreate easily enough. But, is that fully alive? Believe me, there is a connection that has been broken, just like a link that does not work, just like communication that goes nowhere, just like when the power goes out in your home. Life linked to our Father in Heaven is so much more than only having the name of being alive.
We have quite a great number of additional resources for you to read or view. There are eight primary videos in our “Video Views” we offer to our audience. There is a very good video from Pastor Jack Hibbs along the theme of the main article from Dr. Owens. We’ve got two current videos that would be quite educational if viewed, one from the Victory Channel from from Flash Point and one from MyFaithVotes which features an interview between Jason Yates and Craig Huey on Christian voting.
Additionally, we have five articles in our “Recommended Reading” section and several article links in our “Around the Republic” section. One of the entries is from the book of Matthew which featured the words of Jesus on hypocrisy. These two features are for your education — loads of information to help feed your minds and hearts!
The “Message of Light” endeavor had been part of the “David Project” that originated as a genuine inspiration from our Heavenly Father, initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. The project developed from 2018, and as we approach our third anniversary of existence, we have formally elevated the “David Project” to the more formal “LightWing Mission,” my personal ministry, which I had announced in previous messages.
These messages are freely offered and sent to you as part of the “LightWing Mission.” Please receive today’s messages as a gift from those who care. They are only words being offered, freely; yet, some contain a deep message of faith, or a much deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their lives. As it has been written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we, who are called by His name, humble ourselves, and to seek His face, truly offer our repentance, and honestly turn from our wicked ways — even if one of those “wicked ways” includes a very poor relationship with our Father in Heaven. Let us choose life!
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“Don’t Just Live, Be Alive”
August 3, 2021
All of humanity have physical life while we spend our moment upon the stage of the world. Most have a soulish, or mental life whether we exercise it or not. But only those who have been born-again and united with Christ have spiritual life.
Try to imagine a human being who has no wisdom or understanding, no mental activity beyond what it takes to move, eat, and exist. This person might be in great shape, but their true humanity would be gone, and they would exist more as an animal than as a human.
This is how it is when we have not been born from above or re-born of the spirit. We may be in great shape, we may even be famous, or rich, handsome, beautiful, and acclaimed by all but we wouldn’t be a child of God. We would be dead in our spirit and separated from all that truly makes life worth living: union with our Creator.
Like casting pearls before swine trying to explain spiritual things to anyone who hasn’t been joined to the Body of Christ and received the Holy Spirit is like trying to hold the opposite ends of a magnet together, they repulse each other by their very nature.
Think for a moment of any funeral you’ve ever attended. There was grief present. There may have been tears. There might even have been stunned silence as the mourners contemplated the suddenness of death and the transitory nature of life. One thing that is never there though is the one in the coffin taking any notice of any of this.
And that’s just how it is with the spiritually dead. The life of God’s Spirit is going on all around them. His Spirit is upholding and maintaining the integrity of all creation. His Spirit is alive and working in all the born-again Christians walking around them all day every day.
There is no more recognition of the passage, the work, or the presence of God’s Holy Spirit among the lost than there is recognition of all the life going on around a corpse in a casket. The spiritually dead read the Bible as it was just another book. They think of God as if He were a moral principle, the force, or a myth. They think of being born-again as something other people do, something that makes no sense, or else they don’t think about it all.
A person who is blind isn’t startled when you turn on a light. A person who is deaf doesn’t jump when you yell at them. It’s the same with those who are spiritually dead and living comfortably in sin, they couldn’t care less that God is holy and that He will not abide sin. They are neither frightened of the consequences of their sin, nor are they enthralled with the rewards of salvation. They are blind. They are deaf. They are dead. When we speak of the deep things of God to these walking dead, we might as well be speaking to a brick wall. We are casting our pearls before swine. There is only one message we should seek to share with the lost: repent of your sins, accept Jesus as your Savior, and find life.
The whole meaning of the Gospel, the good news delivered to humanity through Jesus Christ, is seen in His resurrection.
Sin, death, and the devil are defeated when Jesus triumphed over them in the pit of hell disarming principalities and powers making a public spectacle of them as He led captivity captive. We must never forget that He was perfectly sinless and that He was delivered to the executioner for our transgressions and then He was raised for our justification.
Jesus didn’t come to die and then rise again to raise our awareness or further our education. He didn’t live a sinless life and then suffer for the sinful merely to provide us with a moral guide. God didn’t sacrifice His only Son to establish a cultural tradition. No, the passion of the Christ happened so that humanity may learn the truth about God’s love for us and His provision of a way to return to Him and become His children. This is the truth, and the truth has been revealed so that we may be free.
When someone has been missing for a certain length of time the authorities begin looking for them. If when they find them, they’re dead, after notifying their nearest family what else is there left to do except bury them. Because once we’re dead, we begin to decay rather quickly.
Preaching the Word without the anointing of the Holy Spirit is no more than searching for dead bodies. For without the Spirit, there is no life. An old story says that once a man had a heart attack and died in a spiritually vacant church and it took the EMTs half an hour to figure out which one was the physically dead among all the spiritually dead.
Having scoured the highways and the byways for those willing to give up an hour on Sunday morning and pay their tithes, these blind leaders of the blind can do no more with the breathing corpses than bury them in an upholstered pew. They preach a socially relevant something being careful to end the service in time to make it to the local buffet before all the other stained-glass graveyards get out.
It’s amazing, but true; many who have never experienced the new birth will dispute with those of us who have what it is, how it operates, and what it does within us. Leave the laws, traditions, and ceremonies of the world behind and find the freedom that God wants you to have in Christ Jesus and don’t just live, be alive.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @
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Onward and Upward!
From Elevation Ballantyne | Elevation Worship The Blessing with Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes – 3/6/20
From Real Life with Jack Hibbs: Are You Sure God Knows You? – Jack Hibbs – 8/6/21
From Psalter Studios: Nearer My God to Thee – Anna Weatherup (Live @ Psalter Studios) – Live (9/10/2012)
From “Home Free” – God Bless the U.S.A. (featuring Lee Greenwood and The United States Air Force Band) – 7/1/20
From My Faith Votes: A Conversation with Craig Huey: 7 Non-Negotiables for Christian Voters – August 2021
Creed Fisher: This Place Called USA 3/16/21
From FOX Business News: Carson on CDC eviction ban: US moving towards ‘aggressive totalitarian government’ – 8/6/21
Podcast – From Dinesh D’Souza: WHAT WOULD THEY SAY? – The Dinesh D’Souza Podcast – 8/6/21 (In this episode, Dinesh considers how the Founders would respond if they were alive to see the state of the country today. Dinesh asks whether they would have done something different to prevent the slide to decadence and tyranny that we are witnessing).
American Minute by William J. Federer – American Minute for August 7 – 25,000 Christians arrived in a tiny town in Kentucky on this day in 1801. The Cane Ridge Revival was the beginning of a major spiritual awakening for America.
Citizen Voice videos ICYMI > From Citizen Voice – Dennis Jamison interviews Artur Pawlowski – (7/9/21)
ICYMI > From Citizen Voice – “True US History” with Dennis Jamison | Pilot Episode https://wcntv.net/video/163/citizen-voice-with-dennis-jamison—pilot-episode?page=2
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
From The Holy Bible: Matthew 23 NIV – A Warning Against Hypocrisy – Then
From Patheos Evangelical Newsletter: 4 Signs You’re Spiritually Dead | Pastor Mark Driscoll – 6/22/2016
From Christianity Daily: Former NFL Safety Blasts League For Socialist, Leftist Policies Attacking Player Freedom And America’s Christian Principles – 8/6/21
ICYMI > From NOQ Report: Three Presidents Who Opposed Covid Vaccines Have Conveniently Died, Replaced by Pro-Vaxxers – 7/18/21
What affects one, can affect all!
News From Arizona –
From Frank Speech: Frankspeech.com, The Voice Of Free Speech – Sign up today – 8/7/21
News From California –
From The Christian Post: California recall: Calling the Christian Left’s bluff on racial equity – 8/8/21
From Forbes Breaking News: Larry Elder Excoriates Obama, Biden In Bid To Win California Recall Election – 8/6/21
From The Epoch Times: California’s Dixie Fire Grows Into 2nd Largest in State History – 8/8/21
From the Sacramento Bee:
News From Minnesota-
From Epoch Times: Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds State’s Gun-Carrying Law – 8/8/21
News From Pennsylvania –
From Christianity Daily: University Of Pittsburgh Sets ‘Racial Quotas’ For Body Parts Of Black Babies Killed Via Abortion – 8/5/21
News From Washington state –
From LETUSWORSHIP: #LETUSWORSHIP – Sean Feucht – Seattle, WA– 8/8/21