Who are You?
Where are You?
PS:The best poem I have read in a long time.
Who are You?
Where are You?
The best poem I have read in a long time.
Dear OP ... you're close. Closer than you probably realize
Stop fooling yourself and boring the sh.t out of the rest of us!!
Originally posted by troubleshooter
God's Conspiracy is to blindside the wise, learned, mighty and noble...
...and most of you have been punk'd.
God first said He would do this through His prophet Isaiah who wrote in the 8th century BC...
"...behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid." Isaiah 29:14
Paul quotes from Isaiah in his first letter to Corinth (one of the undisputed letters of Paul)...
"For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent (learned, intelligent). 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?" 1 Corinthians 1:19-20
He did it by turning the human notions of wisdom on its head...
"For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:" 1 Corinthians 1:26-28
God designed a way to reveal Himself that would be rejected by the world's best and brightest...
...and it is still blindsiding those who think they are special because of wealth, education or power.
How did God punk most of you?
He revealed Himself as a babe, conceived and born in scandal...
...as a man He healed the sick, sided with the oppressed and raised the dead...
...He opposed the religious and secular elite...
...who executed Him for telling them who He really was...
...but He then turned this corporate murder into a victory over death itself.
Paul said it like this...
"...the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God...the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men."
Your responses will reveal whether you have been punk'd by God or not.
In the middle of the night I woke up suddenly, as if awakened and sat bolt upright, and the perception was that I was quite literally at the end of time, because it was the end of judgement, and although it's hard to describe, I was "filled in" on a great joke, so funny I could not stop laughing, but because I'm a smoker something went awry and my laughter turned to gagging, and so there I was on my floor laughing and gagging, while exclaiming "How did you KNOW?!" because it was as if I'd come to the end of the line where even Satan or "the devil within" was forgiven, and the joke was being told by God to me, about me, and about every facet of our human folly and human ignorance.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by EnochWasRight
It's a realization that brings with it tears first of sorrow, then hilarity, and even both, at the same time, but to top it off God's not done yet (but wait there's more!), because then there's still more humor, and more and more, enough to turn any tears of sorrow into tears of pure laughter and love, until eventually those tears are wiped away by the hand of God and we're left with a smile, along with a certain knowledge that I've heard certain "masters" call "the humor of understanding".
In other words, if you really want to find God no matter what, be prepared to cry and laugh a lot ie: bring kleenex, just in case.