Dear CSN newsletter readers,
The Citizen Sentinels Network has maintained a project, originally deemed the David Project, since 2018. We are in our second year of existence in a hostile political environment! For those readers of faith, the Messages of Light originated as a genuine inspiration from our Heavenly Father. It was initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. And especially at this time in our nation and in the world, there is clear and present danger that requires the faithful to hold boldly and securely onto the foundations that are rooted in faith.
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Members of Christ
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
‘Everything is permissible for me,’ but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible for me,’ but I will not be mastered by anything. ‘Food for the stomach and the stomach for food,’ but God will destroy them both. The body is not intended for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By His power, God raised the Lord from the dead, and He will raise us also.
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Or don’t you know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, ‘The two will become one flesh.’ But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.”
The Temple of the Holy Spirit
“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a man can commit is outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 (BSB)
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality…”
1 Thessalonians 4:3 (NIV)
One of the messages that seems to be least dealt with in this time of incredible turbulence and tribulation within this nation is the destructiveness of sexual immorality in one form or another. The sexual perversions are many and multiply throughout the nation like a contagious disease in and of itself. Yet, sexual immorality is one of the most pernicious and spiritually destructive of all of the crimes against humanity. It is a self-destructive act as well as an action that prohibits God from fully using His children as vessels of His transformative Love and Life Giving Energy.
Yet, if those who are intelligent, with eyes to see and ears to hear, the United States of America is obviously being so consumed with all the variants of sexual immorality that the nation is in a state of extreme danger. The nation is facing an existential threat from within and from enemy nations. Much of God’s Grace has been eradicated because of the silence of those charged with proclaiming His messages of life to the people. There is great need for deep questions to be asked in such a time as this. How many of God’s laws has the nation of America violated? How long can faith be used as an excuse for not taking action to cleanse the temple of those who honor God only in word and not in deed?
And, do we not know that we, who are called by His name, are God’s temples — to be cleansed and free from immoral conduct? And where are those leaders who are attempting to secure the substantial area on Earth where God’s laws prevail to protect such temples? In America, which is supposed to be an example of a Christian nation, who controls the positions of power and the seats of public authority over the people? What immorality and corruption is being allowed to rot away our God-centered culture and traditions because of the acceptance of the false premise of separation of church and state? Any self-absorbed and self-insulated attitude allowing, excusing, or justifying, all of the evil that is currently destroying our culture and our nation is not in the Will of God. Why would God want to witness the destruction of the nation He helped to create?
The Church was supposed to represent the body of Christ, but if one is completely honest, that body is fragmented and splintered and without spiritual power due to fear, and self-inflated egos, and the self-centered pride of leaders who think more of their status, stature and sustainability of their spiritual fiefdoms. Ask this simple question: If the Church, which is representative of the body of Christ, were healthy, would the rampant immorality and culture of death be so dominant in America today? Such a time as this demands that all who are called by God seek a genuine, honest and sincere relationship with their Heavenly Father. That can be done through fortifying one’s conscience through personal prayer and individual study of God’s Word. If each one of us is a temple of God, we need to take responsibility for cleansing the temple daily. That includes protecting our minds and bodies from the evil in our environments. That includes educating our children in like manner.
To allow the world to influence us in our thinking or in our behavior is to allow and accept the world’s dominion over us rather than to seek and secure God’s dominion in our lives. This is the beginning of building the Kingdom of God around us. Why has this not happened before? Those in the world had greater influence over whatever influence we permitted God to have in our lives or whatever recognition that we have responsibility to trust God’s dominion rather than the world as it established dominion over us. Where God’s dominion is permitted to grow, which should be within us, that is where God’s Kingdom exists.
Today, our message of light is one we carry forward from Mary Matsushita, who shared a deep message in our March 14 edition of our Messages of Light, which dealt with God’s love. Yet, all of what she had to express has not been completed because the message we offered in that time was from a much longer article and due to the length (she has a lot to say) we broke the original article into three parts. So today, we will offer Part II on “Why Character Education.”
Mary Matsushita envisions the education she is offering to be for younger teenagers, but for those who have never had such education, the ancient truth that one is never too old to learn applies quite well. Nevertheless, young people of teenage years are changing and vulnerable to so very much evil in the current toxic secular environment. This is true throughout the United States, especially in those states where indoctrination is being “rammed” down the throats of children. So, this message is extremely timely – even for all ages of God’s children.
In addition to this message, we have ten videos today, three of them deal with a sub-atomic particle known as a muon (didn’t know about it either) that is exciting scientists and that may be opening a door to understanding a force of nature that had not been known before. I offered three videos as it took me that many to come to grasp the dimension of the issues involved. One of the videos, as well as two of the articles in our “Recommended Reading” section deal with the theme of the main message today. And, we offer a number of music videos that touch in one way or another on the message for today, or the messages in the videos.
Today we also have five articles in our “Recommended Reading” and there is a video we offer in our “Around the Republic” section from MyFaithVotes that gives a close-up perspective on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. We provide a number of articles related to various other events that are happening rapidly all across the United States. We hope you like them.
These words and images are being freely offered and are being sent to you as part of the David Project’s “Messages of Light.” Please receive today’s messages as a gift from those who care. They are only words that are being offered, freely, but some contain a deep message of faith, or a deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their lives. As it was written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we humble ourselves, seek His face, repent, and turn from wickedness – even if that may mean to flee from the sexual immorality and perversion permeating our nation. We are children of our Heavenly Father, and we belong to Him. We are part of the body of Christ, which should be united and not divided, pure in spirit and not corrupted, one with our Heavenly Father’s Will and not full of our selves or proud of following our own will.
Why Character Education? (part II)
(A course to teach 13-14 year old children.)
By Mary Matsushita
The following is the second part of a three part article with the same title. Part I was posted on our March 14th edition:
Part III will follow in a subsequent edition of the Messages of Light in our Sunday’s edition. However, the first part of Part II repeats the introduction of the entire article as the editors broke the single article into three parts due to its length.
When you are younger and told to have “good character” and told what to do to practice good character, it “feels right.” So, when young, you don’t really question it.
But now that you are getting older, this is the time of life when you start questioning everything. Asking why things are the way they are. Why is “good character” good? Why does it matter if someone has good character or bad character? Who or what determines what is considered “good” and what is considered “bad?”
These are really clear questions, but in our current society, if you ask your parents or other grownups these questions do you get really clear answers?
Generally, the answers given are that you will be happier if you’re good. Other people will like you better. You don’t end up in jail. And variations on those ideas.
But, what if the real answer is much more concrete?
Here is the next rule of the force of love, rule two. This rule has to do with sex and is not as easily learned and understood like we learn gravity and rule one.
To understand why it is not as easily learned, let us look at another force, the force of fire. How many of you figured out how to handle fire all by yourselves? Instead, how many of you, when you were really young, we’re told by your parents “Don’t play with matches!” Did they give you a long explanation when they told you that? Most probably not. Why?
Understanding the force of fire takes abstract reasoning that a really small child has not developed yet. A small child cannot comprehend that a tiny candle flame could burn down a neighborhood. One’s young brain has not yet developed that kind of reasoning. So, parents don’t give long explanations when children are really young.
When a child is older, then the parents can start teaching how to use fire safely. All people have developed items and systems to handle fire safely, such as fireplaces, stoves, torches, candles,
to name just a few. All societies carefully teach their children how to handle the items and systems built for fire. And, all over the world, every community has some form of firemen and fire trucks to handle the times when fire escapes the systems we have built.
While we use fire for many useful things, people respect fire’s awesome force and always use it carefully. Because fire is a force, it will flow in any direction it can, but many of those directions are massively destructive. We carefully control the direction that fire can flow. People that aren’t careful generally don’t survive long.
Back to rule two of the force of love. Sex is the match to light the fire of the sexual side of the force of love. And because it is the match, then it has to be carefully handled and controlled. Mishandling sex causes massive destruction, just like mishandling fire.
And just like safely using fire, learning how to handle sex for people is not just instinctive as it is for other species. We are to develop our ownership as God’s children by taking responsibility for understanding and applying this rule consistently. This is something that parents are supposed to be carefully teaching their children. Sadly, in this world, human beings have gotten confused about how they are supposed to be handling sex, so few are being taught correctly.
If you look at other species in this world, you will find that each one has its own rule for sex. It varies from species to species. You have stallions with their herds, Meerkats with their main female being the only one allowed to breed, some foxes having one mate for life, rabbits breeding everywhere. The variations are endless.
And each species is very serious about its own rule for sex. If a member of their species violates the rule for sex, the punishment is banishment and often death. They do this because they know that mishandling sex is like lighting a fire in their midst. It causes harm not just to the individual that is misusing it, but to the whole group, having the potential to destroy them all by destabilizing their society.
So, think about human beings. Has our current use of sex had destabilizing effects in society? How many news stories are about sex? How many songs, literature, movies, and so on? It’s all around us, constantly talking about broken hearts, betrayals, abandonments, murders. We could go on and on about it.
So, what is the rule for sex for people? We do have some instinctive knowledge, just like all the other species, but we get confused because the adults in our lives are not modeling the correct behavior. What would you expect a very small child to say about their parents’ relationship?
Perhaps, “Mommy and Daddy will be together and love each other forever.” Isn’t that what a small child just assumes is how the world works?
We are designed to have sex with one other person, and one other person only, for our lifetime. We are to wait to have sex until we are mature and then have sex with only one person, period. It is key to the design of the universe. God gave only one command to Adam and Eve, “Do Not Eat.” Similar to parents saying, “Do not play with matches!” Adam and Eve were young and did not yet have the abstract reasoning ability necessary for God to explain to them why they should obey, so He just said “Do Not Eat.” But you are older and are ready for more explanation so here are some of the reasons.
First, each of us has half of God’s nature, male or female. We are to mature our half, discipline our minds and bodies, and become masters of the first rule of the force of love. When we have done that and are ready, then we are to bind with one person from the other half. By doing that, we will become able to experience the full richness of God’s nature and the full force of love in the universe. If we stay single and by ourselves, we can only experience half of what is out there.
Second, the physical act of sex binds two people internally strongly together permanently. Your thoughts and feelings are now permanently connected to that other person. It is a much stronger connection than just the general connection from rule one. You can now never forget them or get rid of them from inside yourself. They are now part of your life forever. The more people you have sex with the more you get these strong unbreakable connections. Two halves joined together to make a whole. A half joined with many other halves makes a mess. It obviously doesn’t work and creates permanent conflicts and destabilizing situations. The best choice is to make such a connection with only one other person. That is the only way to create a stable, permanent, truly safe relationship.
Third, the first time you have sex your physical body undergoes a change, an experience that you always remember. It is designed to help you bind strongly to the one person you have chosen. Every person you have sex with after that will never have as strong a binding effect. The first one is meant to be the only one.
Fourth, there is a need to set up proper care for the new life that might get created. Every single new, little, precious life was to come forth with two dedicated people there to take care of him or her. Birth control, abortion, abandoned babies, murdered babies, so much horrendous stuff comes from casual sex with no thoughtful care about the little lives that might get created.
And Fifth, even with people understanding some of the devastating consequences of casual sex, affairs, and whatnot, they still do it. Why? Just as a small candle flame has the power to burn down a neighborhood, so the mishandling of sex can destroy a heart, a life, a family, a community. The force of the love, misused, will take control over your life and you will lose free choice. The force of love is stronger than logic, reason, will, education, or anything else you can come up with. If you let it flow in any direction, like fire out of control, it will control you, instead of you controlling it. And just like fire, it can destroy the good love in your life.
Sex must be handled with the same care and education with which we handle fire. Children must be taught to not play with it, not even once. Then when they are mature, they are to choose and stay with one person. (Which means, of course, that adults have to be following this rule too or they cannot properly teach it. No affairs, no sexual child abuse, no pornography, no movies showing casual sex, and so on).
How stable would societies be if this rule were followed? You might think that life would be boring without all the drama of broken hearts and the like, but what would really happen is that life would become so exciting. Love would just explode in relationships. People would be happy and fulfilled and stable. And, on that foundation they could experiment and explore in their lives, inventing new things, living their dreams. Peace, exciting peace, not boring peace, would come about worldwide. This rule is the secret to world peace.
Video Views – Onward and Upward!
From Passion City Church: Tasha Cobbs Leonard – No Longer Slaves (Live performance) – 11/1/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
From Grace For Purpose: You Never Realise The Effect Of Sexual Sin Until It’s Too Late…. – 3/8/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Zach Williams – – Chain Breaker (Live from Harding Prison) – 10/19/18
From FOX News – Hannity: Ben Carson warns Americans they need to ‘stand up’ – 4/7/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
From last week (ICYMI) – YouTube: “Once to Every Man and Nation” (5/24/2008) https://www.youtube.com/
From The Hill w/ Saagar Enjeti: Lab-Leak Hypothesis Could Reveal EPIC Screwup Of US, Fauci AND China – 4/8/21 https://www.youtube.com/w
From Bonnie.Wright.Music: HOW GREAT THOU ART | BONNIE WRIGHT – FEAT. SELI RAY, SARA ARKELL & KENYA CLARK – 4/2/21 https://www.bitchute.com/
PBS Space Time: Why the Muon g-2 Results Are So Exciting! – 4/7/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
On Message Theme – Why Is The Word Fornication Absent In GNT? [5 IMPORTANT FACTS] – 1/9/20 https://www.
From CBN News: How Can People Overcome Sexual Sins? (Date unknown) https://www1.cbn.com/
National News – From Breitbart: Report: Marxist Black Lives Matter Co-founder Bought Four Homes since 2016 – 4/11/21 https://www.breitbart.com/
From New York Post: Biden, Harris won’t address migrant surge’s ‘root causes’ because they are one – 4/11/21 https://nypost.com/2021/04/11/
From The Epoch Times: ‘Critical Race Theory’ Being Taught at US Army’s West Point, GOP Lawmaker Says – 4/11/21 https://www.theepochtimes.com/
Around the Republic What affects one, can affect all! News From Alabama – From FOX Business News: Sen. Tommy Tuberville tells Biden admin ‘stay out of our business in Alabama’ – 4/10/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
News From Arizona – From FOX Business News: Arizona sheriff tells Biden to ‘do your job’ as border crossings surge – 4/9/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
News From Florida – From Breitbart: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Use of Vaccine Passports – 4/2/21 https://www.breitbart.com/
News From Nevada –
News From Texas – From My Faith Votes: A First-hand Perspective On: Immigration – April 2021 https://www.myfaithvotes.org/