NOTE- This week’s post should be good- I covered some important stuff.
So- I hate to ruin it by dealing with this- again.
Last night I watched the outrage of the mothers of Black kids who were killed- sodomized [huh? - Yeah- Abna Loiuma’s mom- her son was killed and cops stuck a stick in his rectum- famous case].
When I went thru most of my stuff- [watch the 2 videos posted recently- the ones titled ‘the videos I said I would never do’].
I realized that a cop- who I had finally met- was more than likely responsible for the many stories told me by the street guys- for many years.
I did report names- addresses- the cop.
But- because I too was threatened by the cop- followed- tracked my phone [even after I was finished with my stuff- he tracked it illegally one day- was on the other side of town- sure enough- he was waiting for me when I got out of some paint store].
People thought I was paranoid- but- they did not realize I had heard about this cop for 20 years.
Albert Hoffman has been arrested by the cop- Albert told me the cop said ‘I’ll make a charge up if I have to’.
Hugh Gaines Martin told me the same thing.
Jesse Hanley [918 West Lakeside] told me this cop planted Zanax on him- he did 2 years in prison.
He told me when he got out he said ‘do you remember me’- the cop said ‘no’.
Jesse said he told him ‘you planted Zanax on me- I did 2 years’.
Jesse says the cop said ‘O-sorry about that’.
Now- Jesse- you are not reporting this- I AM.
So- if Tommy Nichols wants to retaliate- I’m the target.
I just got tired of hearing the same story- over and over- for 20 years.
Then saw the cop do it with me [not ‘planting’ evidence- but threats- followed up].
So- to Chief Simpson- and the CCPD- here- once again- you got the names.
I shared some of this with a nice family yesterday- they said ‘you should be careful- he might get you’.
Angel told me one day that Tommy threatened some guy- said ‘I’ll find you and take my uniform off and kick your ass’.
You know- this cop has threatened me- others- got away with this for 20 years.
I’ve been waiting for him to ‘come get me’- I mean he has said words to the effect of ‘I will destroy you’.
Frankly- I’m tired of dealing with the guy.
Now- knowing he has done this stuff for many years- of course I’m paranoid when a cop pulls me over- just like the Black families of the victims who were Murdered by these same guys.
So- today I gave the names- these guys feel they have no recourse.
So- I’ll do it for them.
NO- I realized the stuff I heard for years was true.
One last note- then the teaching for the week.
The last few years- reading thru the Gospels and Acts- I noticed something that I never really saw before.
Both Jesus- and especially Paul- spoke things in ‘the audience’ of the people- and this put a restraint on abuse.
And Jesus did this- on purpose.
If you speak the truth- that’s a good thing- and if people are hiding stuff- then there’s a heathy fear if they know it’s being brought to light- it actually will restrain the abuse.
But many who are victims of abuse- are intimidated to not speak.
Even in the case of the murder of Eric Garner- the person who took the now famous video- the cops went back and found an old case- and arrested him.
Now- you might say ‘well- he shouldn’t have had an old case’- but in reality that’s retaliation- and many of these same cops- if were looked into- have the same ‘old cases’ if not worse.
So today I did a bit more on the subject- always try and watch the videos along with the posts- they go hand in hand.
I loaded this week’s post with the many prophecies that Christ fulfilled at his appearing.
Last week I mentioned how he proved himself to be the Christ by signs and wonders- he also showed himself to be the one by fulfilling prophecies that he in no way could have manipulated [like the place of his birth].
We find the most quotes of these Old Testament prophecies in Matthews’s gospel- but they are in the other 3 as well.
Down the road- as we get into the book of Acts and the Epistles [letters that make up the bulk of the New Testament] we will see how the early apostles- especially Paul- were ‘bursting’ at the seems- trying to tell their fellow Jews ‘LOOK- HE IS THE ONE- THE ONE OUR OWN PROPHETS SPOKE ABOUT!’
It was almost as if there was a spiritual blindness [there was] over them- Paul himself uses the example of Moses- when he came out from talking with God- the bible says he ‘had a veil on his face’.
God’s glory [light] was so strong on Moses- that he put a veil on.
Paul says this same vail [see again- how he takes all these O.T. types- and sees Christ?] is on the hearts/minds of his fellow Jews- till this day.
Meaning they just could not see that Jesus was the fulfillment of these prophecies.
We as Christians have God’s Word written in our hearts- this was indeed a major change form the way the Old Testament people approached God.
In The O.T. the law was an outward thing- something the people saw- read- yet it was not ‘in them’.
The Prophets spoke of a day when the law would no longer be an outward thing- but written on the hearts of God’s people by the Spirit.
I hold to the classical view of biblical inspiration- yet at times I think the church has fallen into a sort of Bibliolatry- meaning- we can worship the bible- and yet miss the greater reality of the Word written in our hearts.
I will get to this in time- but for now- read these passages- see that Jesus- as the Word of God- did indeed fulfill what the prophets wrote- about him. [I just realized- I wrote this section- twice! My computer has been shutting down in the middle of typing- and the ‘saved original’ does not always have what was lost- so- you might read stuff twice on this post].
Jesus himself would say the same thing when he debated with the religious leaders- he said they were so caught up in ‘their bibles’ that they were not seeing the actual person that Moses and the prophets spoke of- which was him! [ Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 34But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say , that ye might be saved . 35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish , the same works that I do , bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at anytime, nor seen his shape. 38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent him ye believe not. 39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41 I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive .44 How can ye believe , which receive honor one of another , and seek not the honor that cometh from God only? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust . 46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?]
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said , Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent . 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded , though one rose from the dead.
NOTE- at the bottom I posted a few passages about the vail- and how today- the vail is removed- and we- the people of God- are the ‘new bible’- huh?
This takes time- lots of time- to teach.
In the Old Testament mindset- they were ‘lost’ in their detailed ‘worship’ of their scriptures [Old Testament] to the point that when the fulfillment of their bibles came [Jesus] they missed him!
Read the chapter I posted at the end- from Corinthians- in context Paul is saying ‘you guys are the NEW LETTER- no longer a dead law- book of rules- but a living community of people in whom Gods words is written- on your hearts!’
In time we will talk about the development of the Christian understanding of scripture- just to make plain- I do believe in the Inspiration of scripture- and hold to the classical Christian view [both Catholic/Protestant] yet- the great break thru of the New Covenant as Gods Word- now written [by the Spirit] inside his people.- was a drastic change from the old way of approaching God.
So- Christians at times have developed a legalistic view of the bible- and in some ways- have made the same mistakes of the religious leaders of Jesus day.
We at times ‘miss’ [don’t see him] because we neglect the Word in our hearts- and seek him thru a legalistic approach- ok- enough of that for now- we will get to this in time.
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: 20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean : from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will also save you from all your uncleanness’s: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. Ezekiel
NOTE- Look at the prophecies Christ fulfilled below.
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.