Rick’s a Roux April 2011
Here in Louisiana there’s a term called Roux, pronounced ‘Roo’, and is defined as a cooked mixture of wheat flour and fat, traditionally clarified butter. It is used as a thickener for gravy, other sauces, soups and stews and especially gumbo. Ask any Cajun or Redneck who makes the best ‘Roux’ and it’s gonna be their Momma’s or their Grandma’s che. And no two Roux’s are made the same.
By now I usually get a theme for a monthly article, but it seems like this month I got a bunch of ingredients/ideas thrown my way. So I’ll mix em all up and serve it up to you and let’s see what comes out. Keep I mind, a Roux is a recipe that happens as we go along, so be prepared for random thoughts that pop out of nowhere as I write.
Is it only me or does anyone feel for the Japanese in a way that they are being used by Our Father almost like an Irwin Allen movie of what’s to come? Likewise, I am tired of folks that are so proud in their religion that they think this is a judgment upon those heathen/pagan people. As if the ‘religion’ of America is the one and only one, you know, we got it, they don’t. They should have had the same ‘god’ we have and it wouldn’t have happened. Sheesh! What about the ‘heart of The Creator’ whose heart is that NONE should perish. Ever think it’s man’s religion that sends more people to H-E-double hockey sticks than Our Father? Like the USA is gonna be exempt from a Supreme Being Kick in the Butt! Now we got 3 unjust wars going on the global stage and more bloodletting on our soil than ever before. How can a ‘lawless’ government conduct a lawful war? Whoa Rick, getting a little too spicy here, cut back on the cayenne. Folks may not want to taste the final product.
Right, but still ya gotta feel for the Japanese. It’s not totally their fault. ‘As in the days of Noah’… Oh Father please bless them with some sense of understanding, and while you’re at it, shed some of it our way as well.
Last month I received some nice feedback on the 5 types of fools Our Father wants us to know about and beware of. There is so much more on that topic, especially in these waning days. Just yesterday while reading one of the 5 or 6 books I’m currently reading! (How many you got going right now, besides the Scriptures? Tell you mine if you e mail me yours?)
1) The Tares Among the Wheat Brad Scott 2)The Messiah by Todd D. Bennett 3) The Principle of the See Brad Scott 4) What Jesus Taught in Secret by Max Freedom Long 5) Enmity Between the Seeds Bill Cloud I also recommend anything by author Bill Forstchen, who wrote ‘One Second After’ and no it ain’t a stinkin pre tribulation rapture book.
Add a little mixture in the roux for your own flava. Anyway, what got me on another ingredient, is Brad Scott’s ‘The Principle of the Seed’, if you don’t read your Scriptures like an agricultural book then you are missing out on the simpler yet more profound Truths Our Father has Hidden in plain sight! Basically this Life Saga is a battle of Words. The Creators Words that lead to LIFE and the The Corruptors that lead to death (not hell!) So you have Truth, the Good Seed, The Wheat, The Word of Our Father, which is His Son and both are Echad! And you have everything else, which amounts to the False, the corrupted seed, that looks good (remember Eve saw the fruit was pleasing to the eye), The Tare = Weed, the word of the other father, ha-satan, old scratch, the bad guy. So I looked up the word FALSE in my e-Sword. ( You do have e-sword don’t you? If not why not? It’s free and you can get it now from Rico Cortes with the complete original paleo Hebraic meanings) I mean why even bother to discuss what a verse means in English if we don’t have clue to what that Word meant when He spoke it in His Language? Anyway once you do, you’ll find there are 5 meanings to the word FALSE! Once you understand this, you’ll understand why they had to find two false witnesses against The Messiah. (Matt 26:60) Yet read verse 59, they looked pretty hard to find 2! Worked again in Acts 6:13 And it will work against you and me much to our dismay, if we are not learned. (This could very well be an article unto itself.)
One last thought before some other article ingredients that came to me since the last time we visited. Have you ever seen the movie ‘The Great Escape’? Made in 1963 with Steve McQueen? I have to confess that once I saw where the freedom was for me in Torah, I felt like I escaped the barbed wire of whatever denomination I was in and then when I was free I stood up yelling at them in the camp that they were stupid for being there! I knew the way out and they didn’t. I am sorry for doing this. Where are you in the tunnel? We are all part of the body. There are planners, there are diggers, there are singers, there are dirt movers etc, you get my point. Let’s find our place in the tunnel and help others get to the safety of the ‘Trees’. This has a lot of possibilities for an article on it’s own. Go watch the movie, it’s awesome, notice they won’t make another like it. Can’t destroy the original…
Lastly, and you might could help me on this one, did you know Sting was a Torah teacher? How many remember the group, ‘The Police’? They wrote a song ‘DE DOO DOO DE DA DA DA ‘, for some reason every time I come across verses in my Scriptures about how blessings come to those who ‘Do Them’ that song pops off in my mind. Send me the ‘Do’ verses you come across and I’ll get you in my next article. For example, ‘All those Doing them have good understanding’ Psalm 111:30.
What are you Doing?
Finally, why do we have great Truth/Torah teachers come to speak with us if we don’t Do what they say?
Rico Cortes has the best teaching on the Amidah and the Siddur I have ever heard. It too is free, let me know if you need it. Then I’ll ask you, are you Doing it? If not, Why not? (Mark 11:25)
Let all that simmer till next month. Things should heat up between now and then. Oh yeah, the next person who tells me, ‘Hey I read the last chapter, we win!’ You know that’s like saying to all those sailors who were still tapping the hull days after Pearl Harbor while the USS Arizona was in less than 20 feet of water, Don’t worry boys, I know the future, and we win in 1945!’
By the way, I invite you all to check out some of the radio interviews I do, sometimes you hear Truth where you least expect it, http://godleyworks.mypodcast.com/ I’m always open to feedback and thoughts.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Rick Godley March 2011
Read the title again. It’s not a typographical error. Matter of fact it’s the Hebrew word for one of 5 fools describes in your bible. I keep retreating that a discipline that someone wiser than me advised me to incorporate into my daily behavior was to read one proverb a day and 5 psalms as day. That way at the end of each month you will have ingested the Heart of the Creator, since David wrote most of the Psalms and the Wisdom as well since Solomon wrote most of the Proverbs, then next month, DO IT AGAIN! Well after about almost 20 years of cycling round and round, I see more and more, as Abba Father reveals more and more. You see, if one doesn’t show him or her self a workman approved unto Him, why should He disperse any more of this valuable Truth? As Jack Nicholson said in one of his movies, ‘You can’t handle The Truth’ and in a way didn’t The Messiah say that to the Sons of Thunder in Luke 9:55?
I had heard once long ago about the 5 types of ‘fools’ in the Proverbs and the topic has been prodding me to dig deeper. The person who had introduced me to the topic was Bill Gothard and his Basic life Principles back in the mid-90’s while part of a local church of Christ, go figure… never know where the nuggets are hidden. Nevertheless, I am grateful for all the events, people, teachings and yes even New testament Christianity that paved the bumpy road to get me to where I am today. ( I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger. A good song to google when you get a chance)
But don’t ‘Pithy’ me, Every Now and then there’s a Fool such as I, hmmm, nother song. This time written by Bill Trader. That’s what you get when you ask a DJ to write some words in an article. A jumbo of Scripture and songs from many decades mixed in the roux of a gray matter called a brain. Back to the Fool!
Why is this important to you the believer? Well there are some fools that you are to totally avoid! Did you know that? May I suggest that if you haven’t downloaded a copy of E-Sword on your computer then you may be waterskiing over your Scriptures and not getting to some deeper meanings that could help you avid some time wasters and pot-holes in your daily walk with Abba, Our Father. (You can download a copy here www.e-sword.com) Once you do that you will take a big step in proving you are a serious student, studying to show yourself a workman approved unto Dad. (2Tim2:15)
The 5 fool categories are as follows: a ‘Pethiy’ fool. One who is seducible, and simple, implies extreme vulnerability, literally meaning ‘to be opened up’. He lacks discernment, opens his or her mind to any passing thought, he’s easily captivated by all kinds of enticements and deceptions. Dangerously immature, extremely gullible and intensely curious. Left alone without instruction or discipline he will move in the wrong direction, vulnerable to seduction and moral failure. Anyone we know? Mirror, mirror on the wall….
Then there’s the ‘silly fool’ or ‘Eviyl fool’. He’s perverse, his mouth gets him in trouble. When things go wrong for him, he becomes angry which results in more damage. He believes his own way of thinking is right, so much so that he reacts to instruction when offered. ‘The Fear of the Yah is the beginging of wisdom; but a fool’s wrath (eviyl) is heavier than them both’ Pvb 1:7. This word appears 25 times in Scripture. Argument, persuasion and advice from well meaning friends generally fail to convince this type fool. More often than not proper correction from authorities and public shame get his attention. (see Pvbs: 7:22 and 29:9)
Up till now, these 2 types of fools have hope and one can actually have a relationship with them as well as be one from time to time. (Did I actually say that?)
The next 3 types of fools are ones that you might want to stay away from. If you don’t want to get corrupted in your walk. The Sensual Fool, or ‘K’siyl’ is described as ‘fat’ or stupid’. He seems determined to make the wrong choices not because of a mental deficiency, but rather flat our rejects the wisdom of God. The sensual fool’s focus is on that which brings him immediate pleasure, glories in that which should bring shame. This fool’s mouth gets him in even more trouble than the Pithy fool. Matter of fact he’s downright unreasonable. Our Bible gives is far more warning on this type of fool, 70 times, than all the other types of fools. He should be avoided or should I say, his tendencies should be avoided because he leads people astray. The prescription for correction is severe punishment. ‘A companion of fools (k’siyl) shall be destroyed’ Pvb 13:20, Eeeek!
The next 2 type fools should be avoided at all costs. If you see any bit of yourself in these, please take the stronghold down in your soul and kick this sukka out! The Scorning fool, or ‘loots/Lutz, is a baaaaad boy. He rejects Truth and embraces that which is abominable. Want to meet him? Read Psalm 1:1. He’s scorning, got a bad attitude towards other, derisive in behavior and speech. Doesn’t hear a rebuke, Pvb 13:1, 14:6. Gotta drive out the scoffer, Pvb 22:10. There’s 27 verse on this bad boy. All worth looking up.
Finally, the most dangerous type of fool is the Steadfast Fool, or ‘Nabal’, a flat out wicked and vile person. He totally rejects The Creator and His Ways. Meet him in Pslam 14:1. You will shudder. You should shudder. It’s his goal to draw as many others into his evil ways. Do not even think you can begin to handle this fool. You would be a fool. There are 18 verses that describe him, I would advise you look them up and avoid at all costs.
Hopefully you can glean the depth of this issue. There is so much more.
How long will you love simplicity, simple ones? And will scorners delight in their scorning? And will fools hate knowledge? Turn at my warning; behold, I will pour out my Spirit to you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention; but you have despised all my advice, and would have none of my warning. I also will laugh at your trouble; I will mock when your fear comes; when your fear comes as a wasting away, and your ruin comes like a tempest when trouble and pain come upon you. Then they shall call upon me, and I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; instead they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Jehovah. They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my correction, and they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own desires. For the turning away of the simple kills them, and the ease of fools destroys them. But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. (Proverb 1: 22-33)