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Christian blogger, KJV Bible apologist, legal researcher, teacher, learner, family man, writer, entrepreneur, born Jamaican, son of the soil, traveler... it's complicated. "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: 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; 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: That no flesh should glory in his presence." 1 Corinthians 1:25-29 (KJV)

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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Friday, April 29, 2011


I went to the arcade to play video games today. I played a popular fighting game, won a few rounds but got beaten up pretty bad after that. The avatar I chose was an awesome fighter but I didn't know all his moves. According to the game, I got a 'C' for offense and a 'D' for technique and defense. LOL. Just before I decided not to spend anymore yen I noticed that there was someone sitting behind me waiting to play.

I stepped away from the game and he stepped up. He put in 100 yen, stuck his card in and pulled up a chair. His online profile came up and his avatar was a big fat martial artist. I pulled up a chair and took a seat. I noticed that while he was playing, other persons who were playing online as well came to fight him in his game. He won about four fights with an 'A' rating for offense, 'B' for technique and an 'A' for defense. He was pretty good.

As I watched him play, I was thinking... 'This guy fit the typical nerd profile. His look is a Japanese version of Stephen Hawking (without a disability), while his avatar is this huge, fat martial artist with awesome technique. His avatar is a fighting powerhouse; He obviously isn't one of physical prowess but he knows his avatar's talents and skills thoroughly. He has obviously mastered his avatar. Wow! There's a message in here somewhere.'

THE MESSAGE: As Christians, our physical appearance doesn't necessarily match the profile of our born-again spirits. A mature Christian's born-again spirit, like 92 - year old Reverend Billy Graham, probably looks like body builder Jay Cutler in full Roman Centurion armour. LOL. A person who physically looks like Jay Cutler for example, who has just accepted Christ Jesus as Lord and Saviour, has a new born spirit that is just like a baby. That's a HUGE contrast isn't it?

Think about babies for a second here. A new born baby is helpless, vulnerable and its only form of communication is crying. It cries when its hungry, wet or uncomfortable in any way. It cannot eat the same food that adults eat so it has to drink milk. In fact doctors recommend the mother's milk for six months because the mother's early milk is filled with all the nutrients that a baby needs for proper physical and mental development.

For a new born-again spirit, prayer is like crying and the fundamental teaching of the Word of God is milk. The scripture says:

"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:" 1 Peter 2:2 (KJV)

The scripture is saying that just like a new born baby, we must long for, desire or pursue with love, the unmixed, unadulterated, pure milk of the word that we may grow, increase or become greater by it. It doesn't matter what our external physical being looks like in stature as long as our internal being, our born-again spirits, are developing and maturing by the Word of God.

"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8 (KJV)

The scripture didn't say that bodily exericse profits nothing, it says bodily exercise profits little but that Godliness is profitable unto ALL THINGS. Godliness has the promise of the absolute fulness of life (that is: ZOE, the God-Life) that exists at this time (and has the guarantee of the eternal celestial body) and the life that is to come.

This experience in the video game arcade has reminded me that my focus must be on my inner man who has been born-again in the image of Christ Jesus and is growing, maturing and being renewed daily in Christ's image.

God Bless you.

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