CSN Sunday – Messages of Light – 4/18/2021
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The Citizen Sentinels Network has maintained a project, originally deemed the David Project, since 2018. We are in our third year of existence, and now 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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“And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, ‘He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.’ And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, ‘Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.’
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’ The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.’ Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, ’Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.’ These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.” John 8:2-20 (AKJV)
Jesus taught them saying… ‘Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.’” Matthew 5:14-16 (AKJV)
Within this turbulent world, there seems to be one constant standard of goodness and that is God who is goodness through which Grace and Mercy is extended to His children. The basic message last week from Mary Matsushita focused upon the sins of fornication or adultery, and this represents one central problem, which was indeed a transgression pointed out by the Ten Commandments. Yet, when Jesus came teaching, bringing truth into the darkness, many of the scribes and Pharisees did not believe he understood the Ten Commandments based upon what he was saying and doing. The woman caught in adultery was also a test for him, to catch him in stumbling over the truth within the Commandments and the Judaic laws.
Although Christians see this as a demonstration of great compassion and an expression of God’s Mercy, according to the Hebraic laws, Jesus looked to the scribes and Pharisees as one breaking the law, and one who seemed to be encouraging others to also break the law. This is a serious moment in Jesus’ ministry and a repeated theme in the many challenges to the words and actions of Jesus at the time of his time visitation.
If one thinks deeply about this, rather than just passing over such passages in a superficial manner, it becomes clear that many religious leaders within the Judaic faith did not accept Jesus as one who followed the law. It is one of the reasons that Jesus had to clarify, just after this incident at the Treasury: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 (AKJV)
The words of the Sermon on the Mount are quite profound — even beyond the intended meaning. Today, we feature a message from Dr. Robert Owens that is long overdue. He wrote this message back in February, and for one reason or another, it was postponed. Yet, it is now quite appropriate after Easter. He writes on the laws of Thermodynamics, and introduces his own fifth law. Yet, the laws of Thermodynamics have to do with energy transfer and breakdown over time. It is worth reading his brief rendition regarding these laws. Yet, in relating these laws to what Jesus was saying with regard to him being the “light of the world,” and him also sharing that his followers were the light of the world, there is a simple relationship.
In thermodynamics, the third law explains that heat does not flow from a cold object. Heat flows from a source of heat to a colder object. Light, also does not originate in darkness. It flows from a source of light into darkness. We have a substantial example in the universe in the sun of our solar system.It is a source of light amidst the darkness of space, and even when it is on another side of the planet, the moon will reflect the light of the sun into the darkness. In a similar manner of energy transference, Jesus was explaining that he was the light; yet, we can also allow our light to shine. We need to allow his light to be reflected within us to the rest of the world. As one reads Dr. Owen’s message, it is helpful to keep this perspective in mind. It helps in many ways.
In addition to this message, we have nine videos today, one a breaking story about the missile attack in Iraq. We also offer a corrected link to a Dr. Ben Carson interview on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. The link we had previously was not a correct linkage. We also offer a link to an interview with Dr. Naomi Wolf who speaks to the dangers of Vaccine Passports. And again, we offer a number of music videos that touch in one way or another on the message for today, or other messages in the other videos.
We also feature five articles in our “Recommended Reading” section today, one them is an older contribution from me titled “Reflecting on the shot heard ’round the world and the birth of Freedom” from 2015. Between today and tomorrow in 1775, serious events initiated by deadly serious people sparked the American War for Independence. Sharing my article is a simple way of honoring Patriots’ Day: a remembrance of a series of some events of how America was born. We also provide a number of links to articles dealing with relevant issues “Around the Republic.”
Also, this coming Monday we are beginning our next phase of our live video program with an interview of Pastor Earl Wallace of Liberty Christian Fellowship of New York. Hopefully, readers can tune into this program as it promises to be quite educational and motivational as well.
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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 God’s face, seek His truth, seek His love, and repent for our own timidity in allowing His light to shine through us out into the rest of this violent and wicked world. We are the children of our Heavenly Father, created in His image, and we need to take responsibility to reflect His light into the darkness of our world.
By Dr. Robert Owens ………………………………………………………..2/10/2021
Whether we call it “Flipping the switch,” or “Mashing the button,” when we do it, we expect the light to come on. But if there’s no power all we end up with is a futile finger exercise. Even a flashlight needs batteries. No power – no light. It is the power of the sun’s thermonuclear inferno that provides the natural light illuminating life on earth.
In the arcane world of physical cosmology and astronomy the debate about Dark Matter and Dark Energy consumes the attention of the best and the brightest even though this has about as much every day walking around relevance as the ancient question, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin.” We’re told that which is invisible is measurable. Some scientists go so far as to say that only 4% of the universe is physically observable, made up of matter. The remaining 96% they say is dark or invisible.
We’re told if these unknown and unknowable quantities aren’t factored into our calculations our accepted laws of physics, at the universal and the infinitesimal ends of the scale, don’t work. They just appear to work within the observable bubble scientists call “The Space-Time Continuum” or as we call it out here in the work-a-day world, “Reality.”
In other words, though these intricate Laws of Physics may look and are presented as rock solid, they aren’t. It’s good to remember these and all Laws of Science are just theories constantly in search of either affirmation or repudiation.
What this tells us about the reality we observe is that science says it isn’t what it seems. If the Dark Matter – Dark Energy theory is correct most of what is – is invisible to us. If it isn’t true, we’re relying on science based upon physics which we know is incomplete, imprecise, and fundamentally wrong. If the foundation is bad how can the structure built upon it be good? If the basic assumptions of science are faulty how can we trust it to reveal the universe around us?
Some people believe that science is based on fact and religion is based on faith. When we learn that once quantum physics intersects with normal physics and once Dark Matter and Dark Energy collide with observable matter the claptrap of the modern scientific edifice is shown to be a house of cards built upon multiple leaps of faith disguised as logical assumptions.
If some want to embrace theories as dogma acting as the Apostate Apostles of Scientism preaching a religion of materialism that is their right. However, I do find the way the “If I can’t feel it, see it, or hear it; it isn’t real,” crowd twist themselves into prattling pretzels over the problem of Dark Matter and Dark Energy extremely interesting.
The many atheists in the religion of materialism tell us Christians that believing in a world we can’t see all around us making that which we can see possible is drivel. At the same time, they use their incantation of equations to prove that the world we see is made possible by that which we cannot see. One of the most fascinating phenomena I’ve ever witnessed is the fact that these evangelists of physical evidence can’t see the hypocrisy of their cult-like adherence to their anti-deity dogma in the face of believing and espousing basically the same set of facts.
Just a few questions for the High Priests of Pragmatism:
If the universe has an end than it must have had a beginning. Every beginning has a cause. What was the primary cause of the universe?
Or, if the universe is never ending doesn’t that in and of itself prove the existence of eternity?
If the universe is infinite yet expanding where would something that is infinite expand?
If the universe is finite yet expanding into what is it expanding?
Our solar system is powered by the sun. Without the sun there would be no planets, no life. If our sun was not there, there would be no here.
I am speaking of physical power, physical light, and physical life.
If we turn our attention to the spiritual reality, God is the source of everything. And Jesus Christ as the Son of God and His incarnation is the perfect physical expression of God. Coming to sinful man Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died a sacrificial death, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven where He is seated right now on the right hand of God the Father. If we repent of our sins, accept Jesus as our Savior, He will cleanse us of our sin nature and unite us with Himself. We will become one with all other believers and one with God.
Jesus is the power of God. And without that power there is no light and we walk in darkness. For Jesus is the light of the world. He is the light that shines through the darkness and the darkness can’t understand it. We are descended from our father Adam , and we enter this world with a sin nature separated from God whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. Unless and until we turn from the material world and embrace the spiritual, we cannot even understand what has just been said. It will be gibberish, the ranting of a fool. For the spirit cannot be understood with the natural mind.
Forsake the world of darkness and embrace the light. Leave the City of Man and be translated to the City of God.
The Laws of Thermodynamics are:
The Zeroth Law: If two systems are both in thermal equilibrium with a third system, then they are in thermal equilibrium with each other.
The First Law: The energy gained (or lost) by a system is equal to the energy lost (or gained) by its surroundings.
The Second Law: Natural processes tend to go only one way, toward less usable energy and more disorder.
The Third Law: A system’s entropy approaches a constant value as its temperature approaches absolute zero.
Even in the natural scientists say that the visible is dependent upon the invisible. That is based on their conjectures. Christians base their beliefs on the revelation of God. Though He reveals Himself in all creation we cannot think our way to Him. We cannot deduce Him or imagine Him apart from His revelation for He is eternal, infinite, omnipotent, and omnipresent. These are all attributes beyond the grasp of our finite minds. However, because He has chosen to reveal Himself to us in and through Christ, we know the material is dependent upon the spiritual.
Scientists say there are three laws, but we all see four. Which brings me to, the 5th Law of Thermodynamics: No power – no light. Turn from the beggarly forces of the physical and embrace the infinite power of God and let the light of Christ blaze forth in your spirit. Then let your life become a beacon as that light illuminates the world around you.
No Jesus; no peace. Know Jesus; know peace.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2021 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Parler, Facebook, Twitter, Gab, or MeWe @ Drrobertowens, or visit Dr. Owens’ Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens
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Around the Republic What affects one, can affect all!
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News From Georgia –
From The Christian Post: How Georgia’s controversial new voting law compares with other states – 4/18/21 https://www.christianpost.com/news/how-the-new-georgia-voting-law-compares-with-other-states.html?clickType=link-topbar-news
News From Texas –
From FOX News: Biden admin seizes six acres from Texas family to continue border wall – 4/16/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5b24KcdPc4&t=5s
News From Utah –
From WND: Lawyer brings 1st Amendment complaint against bar association – 4/17/21 https://www.wnd.com/2021/04/lawyer-brings-1st-amendment-complaint-bar-association/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=wnd-breaking&ff_campaign=breaking&ff_content=breaking
News From Washington state –
From Kingdom League International: Washington State – Strategic Prayer & Actions for April 2021 – 4/7/21 https://www.1church1day.org/blog/archives/04-2021