We Hold this Tree to be Self-Evident 10/13/14 Rick Godley
Have you ever read The Allegory of the Cave by Plato? In brief its about deception, delusion and control of perceived reality. A group of people sit in a cave watching shadows of images cast by others on the wall of the cave all their life! They ‘think’ this is real, until one looks back over their shoulder to ‘see what actually is going on’, they get up and walk past the ‘actors’ and ‘out of the cave into the light’! I had to read that for a philosophy course in college. Naturally, now that I was ‘educated’ with a History degree, I was ‘smarter’ than most because I ‘saw more’.
I’m sure we've all had our ‘walking of the cave’ and into the light experiences from time to time. However, recently something else happened. I was introduced to some information about The United States Constitution that got me up and walking out of the cave and into the light, only to find I just walked into the set of The Truman Show!
What if I told you, that what we thought the answer was turns out to be the root of the problem?
According to Ted R. Weiland, of Bible Law vs The US Constitution, he says that the drawing up and subsequent ratification of the US Constitution; ‘was the worst thing that has happened to America’.
Take the test for yourself to see how much you think you know about The Word of ‘The Father’ vs the words of the founding fathers. Go here.
For me a moment of clarity came with this sentence: ‘Christians must stop serving two masters. We must choose between the document that begins “We the People,” and the one that begins “In the beginning God.” We must choose between a government of, by, and for the people and a government of, by, and for Yahweh.’ More here.
After reading through some of the material last week, I wrote to Ted the following e mail:
“ Have listened to 2 of the Cd's you sent... the interview with Dwaine Moore and the speech you gave at some convention. (Well done, I can tell you have the Fear of Yah going, in your voice)
Sheesh.... I guess I asked for this.... Still looking forward to Sunday. reading the Primer....
When I was a youth one of the fun (and stupid things) we would do from time to time was to break open a golf ball, ( you ever do that?), in the middle was a small pink ball that would bounce really high, like the super balls. However, to get to the core, the golf ball was wrapped really really tight with elastic, and once you got the outer shell off, then those 'rubber bands' would unravel at a high rate of speed! Which was fun.
I feel like that golf ball.
So many things are unraveling at a high rate of speed!!!
Thanks for your obedience.”
I had Ted on my show this past Sunday if you want to listen to it, here.
It’s becoming more obvious that ‘the systems of man’, religion (pick your ‘ism’, denomination, sect, etc.), government, education programs, social mores et al, are all designed to hack at the branches, or reform the fruit, rake the leaves and even fertilize the soil, to get a ‘more perfect Union’. A Greater Society. A smarter generation. a better world, a bigger church, a better You!
Isn't there a way that seems right to a man but the end leads to death?
A friend of mine Brad Scott opened my eyes to the phrase in Scripture, ‘when men began’. When man begins things, nothing good follows.
“Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.” (Gen 4:26) Sounds benign as if this is the 1st time man began to pray to ‘the LORD’. That is, until you look up the word ‘began’ in Hebrew, (you know, the language it was spoken and written in!) and you’ll find quite a different meaning! It means to profane, pollute, defile, dissolve, weaken, wound, take inheritance!
So ‘men began’ in Philadelphia to form a more perfect union, huh? When there was and still is, The Perfect Law of Liberty, a law that has ever been done away with, and it leads to Life!
‘And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, ‘ (Gen 6:1) Not long after this verse, the earth was filled with violence!
Genesis 11 has men getting together to say, Let us make bricks for stone, let us build for ourselves a city, let us make a name for ourselves! Verses His Name and His 1st Commandment, He makes stones, and He wants us in His Garden not cities!
What do you get when you get all mixed up in Genesis 11? Babylon!
Who is the whore system in Revelation? Babylon!
Remember a Mother of Prostitutes means she has daughters; one could be your church! I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of Babylon, my people, so that you do not participate in her sins and suffer from any of her plagues.” Guess we’re still here for the Tribulation, sorry Left Behind lovers.
Are you tired of chopping wood and carrying water?
Hacking at another abomination all the while you may be one? Thinking another vote will count to turn a Red State Blue or a Blue State Red? Wondering why your prayers to end abortion haven’t been heard by THE High Court? Still think you got to fight for your right to bear arms when it was yours all along?
“Demanding rights is an admission of slavery to the one from whom those rights are petitioned”, Ted Weiland Page 316
I suggest we all go back to The Beginning to get Understanding . The answers for the end are The Beginning! “Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’.
Ask yourself, your seasoned ‘christian’ friends and just plain strangers to accurately name the 2 trees in The Garden?
I suggest Our Father (not founding fathers) didn’t plant The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You never see this tree again in Scripture! Matter of fact it’s only mentions twice in Genesis 2. However, you do find The Tree of Life 10 more times in your Bible! 2 in Genesis, 6 in Proverbs and 2 in Revelation.
Now ask yourself, your seasoned ‘christian’ friends and just plain strangers to accurately name the 2 seeds in The Garden?
Seed of the Serpent vs. Seed of the Woman. (Woman don’t have seeds, they have eggs, but that’s for another discussion.)
What tree/seed were we born into? The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil! See Psalm 51:5 Romans 5:14 1 Corinthians 15:22
No wonder Nicodemus didn’t get it in John 3! Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” To which ‘Jesus’ leaned forward, almost incredulously asks; ‘Jesus’ answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things?
So here we are, later in the ages, the end of the age? Don’t know, yet its later than it has ever been and more and more Truth is being revealed. Mark 4:22 Matt 13:11 Deuteronomy 29:29 Job 12:22 Amos 3:7 I Cor 2 7-10 Proverbs 25:2
Which tree did the ‘angel of Light focus on? The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The Tree we are all born under. What is Religion? What is Government? Social Programs? VBS? Most would make a case that it’s all the Good things from the Good Side of the Tree of Knowledge! All the while pointing out at least we’re not like those evil people on the other side!
What’s wrong with this line of thought?
IT’S THE WRONG TREE!
One who is Smarter than we said that Death was the produce of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil!
Since you are what you eat and that which you consume consumes you and Our Father instructed us to eat from any other tree including the Tree of Life! He wants us to have Life! So much so He Sent His Son of Liberty to Proclaim Liberty and to Restore Life!
So perhaps, when He told us to take up ‘our cross’, (that other tree, the one that seems right to a man but ends in death, that one we are to deny self), take it up, root it out like The Master Gardener did in His Garden and left behind His Tree, The Tree of Life! To follow, Him =Tree of Life.
And IF one comes in with a better way to form a ‘more perfect union’ that seems right, pleasing to the eyes; Gen 3:6 “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.”
Perhaps, just perhaps certain men crept in unaware in 1788: (Jud 1:4-5) For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, wicked men, turning the grace of our Elohim into lasciviousness, and denying our only Sovereign, and Master Yahshua the Messiah.
Jud 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that Yahweh, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
Homework assignment read all of Jude slowly.
Do you still want to fight for your rights?
Do you still want hold this Tree to be self evident? Because it is self evident where rightly did Isaiah prophesy of us ‘Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20
I close with an admonition from Psalm 1, know that you might be in the cave, and then know, just because you walk out of the cave, discern that you’re not walking into The Truman Show.
Blessed is the person who does not
Rather, he delights in the teachings of Yahweh
He is like a tree planted beside streams—
Rather, he delights in the teachings of Yahweh
He is like a tree planted beside streams—