Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Road Rage Worth Tell’n

A Road Rage Worth Tell’n

Players: My’s, Mbaby, JoyNurse

My’s moment in hospital. My’s heart rate was only 34. It needed to be over 60. My’s told JoyNurse that My’s needed a Drama Queen. A Drama Queen can raise a heart rate better than a defibrillator.

My’s told JoyNurse what my Cali girl, Drama Momma, Mbaby, exclaimed while crossing the street.

Mbaby called My’s exasperated, out of breath, and flabbergasted. My’s said,

“What’s wrong Mbaby?”

Mbaby said, while I was crossing the street in a cross walk this guy in a car kept inching up towards me and he might have slammed into me and I would go flying over the hood of his car and the roof of his car and land in the street behind his (*&^@#) car and I was so upset there was blood in my eyes both nostrils flared steam came out of both of my nostrils as if I was a charging bull!!!!

My’s thought was, “hmm, she is not a Taurus the Bull, she is a Gemini,” but thought better of reminding her of that fact. My’s was not the object of her wrath this time and he did not want to be.

Mbaby said, I stopped directly in front of his car and let him have it with both barrels and I was so upset I did not know what else to do!

My’s said to Mbaby,

“I bet he could hear you too! She said, yeah?!!

My’s said, “You are the only person that would have “Road Rage” in a cross walk, directly in front to a 2,000 pound car.

Mbaby said, “I miss you… When are you going to move back home?

JoyNurse said, “I like trying to figure out what you are saying,” while assuming her stance with peeked interest.”

On to another subject, My’s said to JoyNurse a stay in hospital is MoBetter and fun when not visited by family church and friends who are like vultures waiting for My’s to die.

JoyNurse smiled and left my room only to peek back in later. But My’s had nothing else to say.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


More, “Things I Write About Women”


She said she’s fast I said I’m slow
She not my lover
She said I’m only a friend
She’s really scary
I saw it in her eyes
I told her
We never talked about why she was scary
And we talked a lot.

We don’t talk any more
But now she is scary
Ever more?

I guess
That happened
Because I am a Tom cat
She is a scaredy cat
Are her two little kittens
The same way too?

Uncanny: She shows up to see me at the right time I can be seen. I say, “Now that’s uncanny and she smiles or not”

Lately she is being uncanny and a scaredy cat.
What’s up with that?
Is this how she treats a friend?
I’d rather be her lover again
Oh well
As the song says,
“You just keep me hanging on…”
I don’t know if she loves me
I don’t know if she needs me
She just keeps me hanging on.

Should I tell her to get out of my life?
I don’t know how
I said I don’t want to see you again
Don’t come by
She said I won’t come by.

Then she was uncanny again
As she passed by my patio
I said I still love you
She said I don’t like the way talk to me
I don’t what I said only
I said that is mutual.

Here kitty, kitty, kitty.
Maybe I am like catnip to her
Maybe because I am a Tom cat
That she is scarey.

I think because
She does not want to be my lover anymore
I don't want to be only a friend.
She is no longer hanging on.

Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do

My Love Song

 My Love Song

give up my rights to this song. 
If anyone records it I will not hear it.

I can not listen to love songs

From the 60s and 70s

They end in tragedy

And the men who sing them

Are devastated.


Songs like that make me cry

Because of all the loves I lost.


Things I Write About Love

Things I Write About Love

You can receive love and you can give love. It is all about love. People come in and out of your life that you love and they stay in your heart. That enables you to love one another that much stronger. That makes it easier to love. That increases your strength and well being. Many people I have loved are still in my heart and I still love them even though we parted our ways, even if they are dearly departed.

I think about them some more often than not. I think about the recent departed even more. It takes a while but I get used to their presence not being here. It is like that in my life maybe yours too. May I comfort you with these words that comfort me today, hopefully in some kind of way? I’m not talking about making love or am I talking about making love also?

How many days of the week do you want to make love to the person you love anyway? You can make love to the one you love and it does have to involve sex. Often times I want to just be with the woman I love. Her presence is enough. Her scent, the way she talks to me, the way I talk to her is enough. The Song of Solomon is mostly just talk between him and the Shulamite woman, eight erotic chapters. It’s true. We are not machines with an on and off switch to make love.

I miss the women I love and I am sure they miss me too. We still think about each other. To love, and make love, makes for a bond that last a lifetime, maybe forever. You can make love to women just by talking to them if they like how you talk and listen to her.

I’m old school. We speak a different language than the youth of today. We can speak a language of love using subtleties and inferences. We don’t have to say words that directly say what we mean but indirectly say what women like to hear.  But sometimes women like to talk about sex and she directs the conversation that way, especially if we bonded. She likes to hear about how I made love to her and how much I enjoyed it. I might say that she is the best lover I ever had and she being coy she might say that I am one of the best lovers she ever had. Or she might be serious but I am not offended because she is a woman.

Why am I writing this today? The second one of my loves has parted her way. My first love since moving here parted her way some time ago. And I am feeling love and still loved, and missing them. We parted ways suddenly but amiably. They left me with a broken heart. I often kid and kid myself that it is because my heart has been broken by so many women so many times I now have 3, count them 3, cardiologists!

It is truly better to have loved and to receive love than to have not loved and received love at all. I don’t know where my lover’s came from, why they departed, even when and if I will see them again. And I don’t when and if I will have another lover. I don’t know where to find them. They just show up.

There is no professional counseling or non-professional counseling for lovers. And love is the strongest bond between a man and a woman from the beginning of creation. I like to repeat, there are over 7 billion people of planet earth and growing. Many if not most people have been or are in love.

Things I Write About Bible Love Stories

Things I Write About Bible Love Stories


Why Did I Write This Book

God's purpose for Things I Write about Bible Love Stories. This collection of Bible Love Stories comprises my beginning of how I see love and romance in the Bible as it is not normally taught in the circles I have been a party to and Church’s. In Church they won't speak certain verses in the book of Song of Solomon because they are of a sexual nature. I begin my stories with Eve and Adam. The love and romance of a male and female is crucial to the continued existence of the human race. Without this type of love humans would become extinct or we would be otherwise like animals who the Bible says were not made in the image of God.

And we as Christians are becoming more and more like our LORD and Savior Jesus the Christ everyday through newness of life. You don’t see any growth in any other life on the planet except the children of God. God has given us the wisdom of the world we have been placed to be in, and the wisdom that comes from him alone. In that sense we are totally different, a new creation chosen to be that way from the before foundation of the earth. There is none like us. The unsaved will never grow.

More to say

There are two sides to any relationship, but most often Bible stories are narrated or discussed from a male point of view. Often times they do not express the active, positive view of the women's participation, and they are usually devoid of, or contain very little if any positive sexual connotations. I am attempting to be different. There is a lot to be learned about love and romance in the Bible. There is a lot to be learned about the importance of a woman's sexuality. There is a lot to be learned about the responsibilities of women to men in the Bible.

I have chosen to write about women and men in the Bible that best emphasize several points. I have chosen to discuss the chemistry between women and men as demonstrated in the Bible. If you look at the outcomes of their relationships with men, you will understand the important role they had that required the use of their unique feminine gifts and abilities. You will also see just how important different kinds of female relationships are with men, in spite of the condemnation they may receive from some.

For some ungodly reason male and female relationships are considered to be scandalous or shocking. But God joins us together and these things are just necessary, and that is the way it had to be done. It is the providence of God. There are things that have to be done, that will affect generations to come. And only in hindsight can we finally see that is was a necessary part of destiny, planned by the Creator and Designer who caused it to be.

The emotional, and spiritual, and sensual, and physical forces at work are the key. All you have to do is look at all the men and women that Jesus descended from. I will include my list as the lat part of this book. You will be pleased I hope to show that without our sexual identity, Jesus would not, could not be here as our LORD and Savior yet He was without sin. He chose this way to manifest to show us the right way. How can an unbeliever tell a believer what sin is when they are lost in sin and we are delivered from it by the shed blood of Jesus Christ on Calvary? After he rose from the dead he only appears to his own. They don’t know him, we do. Only the Father can reveal to a soul who Jesus is.

What you will see demonstrably, is that a Godly man can give another man a position, a title, or a job. But a virtuous woman is a succor. She is a channel God uses to give direction to man. She can get him out of his comfort zone. She can send him on the path that he should go. She can give him what he needs when he does not know what he needs. And some might call that scandalous!

I will attempt to portray my understanding of the important role of several women of the Bible. They are the All Stars and were worth recording to be examining closely. Based upon my own personal experiences, insight and knowledge I will attempt to provide additional noteworthy observations or commentary. Perhaps at the least, these stories will be a spring board for further discussion. I see these women as a driving force, as I have seen many in my life. And for that reason I feel they were included in many ways which you will see. Hopefully what I have written will be enjoyed by many women, and educate many men.

The sexual appetite

We were all created from the beginning from the earth is where we all come from as Adam. Adam was created from the dust of the ground, then God breathed life into him giving him life ever lasting, and from his Spirit he gave unto him a spirit that he may worship him in spirit and in truth.

Each of us come from the dust of the earth as each of us consumes our physical nourishment from things created from the dust of the ground, even our food, both man and woman. That is the only way we can live. And in the process of time we mate and other people are created through our reproductive systems, sex. God gave us the natural attraction to join us together as one flesh for mutual sexual satisfaction that is so compelling us all desire to have sex. We relive ourselves that way releasing hormones that are vital to our existence. Mutually satisfying each other is most desirable but we often satisfy ourselves alone through masturbation. We all have and do so once sexual maturity is reached. It is a natural process to expel body fluids in both women and men through orgasm, and hormones are released in the body that has a positive influence on our behavior. This no one can deny the sexual appetite of all species though some are made or born eunuchs.

Like Adam and Eve and some of their seed we were gloriously made to be conformed to the image of Christ from the beginning, the foundation of the earth through the seed of the woman. But those who are perishing also come from the seed of the woman. What a burden a woman must carry like Eve bearing both seeds, loving the child even in her womb. All of us were created for sex to fill and replenish the earth. Those who are unnatural are in total rebellion against God and practice idolatry having turned from the God as he revealed himself in nature.

God created us for his pleasure. He takes pleasure in what we do as his children. Our lack of understanding, our trials and errors, but he is able to keep us from falling. He is our Father and protector. We try so hard to be like him and raise our children and others in like fashion, but we fall short. We need him to complete each human package. He needs us and we need him, that’s why he created us. He had to for he is love. He created love packages in each of us for we are to operate in love otherwise we are just not pleasing him and are nothing but a noise maker. Not our will but thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

Eve and Her Adam

You have to test your man to see if he will cleave to you or if he will leave you. Verily, verily it is a never ending story

Eve is the first Lady and also she is the first of women. As a woman she was designed by God for a specific purpose. Eve’s are women. Eve’s have purpose that can not be fulfilled by any men. Eve is the first of many Eve’s, and Eve’s are made for men. Eve’s are God’s greatest creation.

And she was not made from earthly elements as man was made, the dust of the earth, but instead she was formed from a man’s elements, having the breath of life already breathed in them not just him. Eve is strong enough for a man. As no other creature designed by God can ever be. There is no other substitute. God can’t even substitute for the love of a woman. She is wisdom.

Excerpts of wisdom from the King James Version

By wisdom: To him (Jesus) that by wisdom made the heavens. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth. Through wisdom is an house builded. And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven. Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is no profit to them that see the sun. For wisdom is a defense and money is a defense: but the Excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

All this have I proved by wisdom. Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets.

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom
for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things.

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that
getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

So much so is her wisdom or purpose, that he created one just for himself. Through the eons of time he prepared a womb he would reside in and then be birthed. A composite of all his other women he chose to be part of his family. Those women in the LORD, God created in Eve, the seed of the woman.

You probably know whose womb I am speaking about now, but I will refrain from writing her name except in this context of her life with Jesus Christ. OK, it is Mary. You can also read of lovemaking to the birth of Christ leading to his place in her womb in this book.

God, well yeah he first made a man, but he was not made a complete package intentionally. There was something inside of him that had to come out of him that would make him a complete package. All that he needed was already inside of him. Inside of him was this woman, and not just any woman, and he would make her complete as well. But he did not know that. As far as he was concerned the only physical being besides what was created before him, was himself. And he was a man. There was no one else like him or compatible with him.

He did not know he needed a help meet to lead him and to comfort him. Males who have never been married who have not had the experience of witnessing their parents interact in the God defined roles as woman and man do not understand this Godly/Spiritual law. That is why God has to join a male and a female together in marriage.

In fact God married people long before others decided it was their responsibility to marry people and define what their roles and responsibilities are. Even to the point of deciding what is appropriate behavior in the marriage bed and how they interact with each other.

They do this by making laws that are above God’s laws or they redefine what the law of God say’s governing marriage, and how they are to submit one to another. Not only are wives to submit to their husbands but husbands are also to submit to their wives. And agree with each other during times of Godly or natural cause and effect like a woman’s menstrual cycle for example. Or she just might say no. Sex is a woman’s prerogative and men have to tend to the field. She alone has to carry the burden in her womb of a fruitful or fruitless child being conceived and even perhaps brought into the world. Look at the atrocities that take place daily. Men did not birth these people women did.

What a burden to carry. And many still want to have babies, or at least they want a healthy sex life. Man and woman were created to have sex for enjoyment and reproduction. There is no indication that Eve got pregnant every year. To the contrary as with Jacob and his two wives and concubines, God opened and closed their wombs it says so. He had to have twelve sons that made up the tribes of Israel. He had one beautiful daughter too he spoiled
And most importantly is the command to men to love their wives no matter what, and God does not divorce married people. Man is instructed not to divorce them either, but instead as usual for the love of money or filthy lucre as it is called in the King James Version of the Bible there is no fault divorce, restraining orders, and the wife gets’ to keep all the goodies.

Well, let Ms. Goody Two Shoes keep them I say. Who is going to remember me? Possession is still 90% of the law and
a restraining order keeps the husband away long enough for them to get out of Dodge partner. That is how bad divorce has gotten in a marriage with children involved. The legal system is responsible for that. Jesus never did like lawyers; they were always changing his law to their own benefit.

The Bible says that Eve was deceived by the serpent who made partaking of the forbidden fruit so appealing, and Adam who so loved the only woman on earth, made just for him, and there was literally no other woman to compare with he more than willing ate of the forbidden fruit just to be with her forever and ever.

A man will do that for the woman he truly loves knowing full well there is no going back to the garden of Evil I mean Eden. Well think about it. How would you like the Devil perched upon a limb of a tree smiling like a Cheshire Cat compelling you to eat what you know you should not? Well Jesus defeated the Cheshire Cat for our sakes, but not for the world.

In the book of Revelation the serpent has now grown to the size of a Dragon seeking who he may devour and devouring many throughout the ages. And the woman takes flight with her wings of an Angel when the Dragon threatens her for half a season taking comfort in her male, her soul mate and he in her.

I think all or most new versions of the Bible have replaced the word filthy lucre with money. I mean the word money. We suddenly have found ourselves in the age of prosperity and a shortage of understanding. And we find that we ourselves can’t call high, extremely high wages filthy lucre and take care of the needy in the same sentence. We never seem to have enough money!

In fact we can’t seem to say take care of the needy in any sentence without including some special interest group, who has their own agenda for the wealth and prosperity of others.

The Dragon has made it so profitable for a woman to get a divorce as well as extremely profitable for the legal system. Divorce has now turned into a $billion dollar revolving marriage bedroom door industry. But are they really divorced? No they are not. Not in the eye’s of God. Many go to great extents to say that David, Solomon and others should have had only one wife. Well at least these two never got a divorce! And God gave David Saul’s wives!

The divorce rate is so high I think every state should have a Common Marriage law enacted. If a man and woman can live as husband and wife for 7 years then they become married. Just so the government will recognize the Godly Union and call it a legal marriage.

If one chooses to have a ceremony we could get married like we used to while in slavery. Then even some Church’s did not recognize the marriage of slaves. We were just hard workers to be bought, bred and sold to the highest bidder for a profit like any commodity. Many times separating husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends from their families in the process.

It was also difficult to come up with a language Slave owners approved that the slaves were allowed to speak. Something like the bleeps removing words from our children’s music today when aired on public airwaves.

If I read Timothy and Titus correctly only Bishops and Deacons are required to be married to one Eve, a husband of one Eve. And those positions are for people who desire the office of Bishop or Deacon.

People just don’t want to or now-a-days more prevalent than ever they CAN’T obey Gods laws. It is again like when Jesus came the first time. The lawyer’s (that Jesus hated so much) are going around changing Gods laws to suit themselves, and give power and control to others who desire to govern others behavior.

Some of us desire the sexual union and LORD willing begin to burn in desire for the opposite sex and hope for marriage. Personally I just can’t function outside of a marriage. Smorgasbords or Buffets are good for tasting, but I prefer a good home cooked meal. And that takes a lot of preparation, trial and error just to get the relationship to work! But is it ever good! And that’s the way God designed it to be. I stopped trying to be perfect a long time ago. I just could not do it. But I am still ever subject to that “#1 Ah-Shit Syndrome!” I can’t seem to avoid it even being imperfect to people. Imperfect is not even good enough. Damn-it!

Moses allowed some to put their wives away to not take care of them any more. Moses said he did so because of the hardness of their hearts. Unequally yoked with an unbeliever or married to an unsaved person who leaves you is that type of issue. Where is our faith to stay together? Again the temptations of divorce are just too filthy lucre great today! Where are the believers in the world today?

Personally I have felt so all alone over the years and I have been married legally twice. I have abandoned the legal system of marriage of America. There are just too many marriage penalties especially for the poor on public assistance or Social Security. I prefer the way God married Adam and Eve with God as my witness. God creates and joins a man and woman together to share the marriage bed. And no man can separate us.

The unbelieving spouse who leaves does so like Naomi’s two daughter in laws. One remained behind as a pagan, but Ruth remained under the covering of God and claimed Naomi’s people to be her people and her God to be her God. What the unbeliever does is divorces him or herself from God, his covering, and his spiritual blessings.

Women are not commanded to love their husbands by God, but are instructed by older women to love their husbands and children. It is a privilege to men to even have women. Some men don’t. You have to earn it. This effort demands a lot of failures on the part of men for wisdom is given unto women that men don’t have. Women have to teach you a man can’t it’s not in him to do so.

Yet and still I have many failures in my life. I guess you can say I live a life of failures. It seems I don’t get to walk with a woman the way some men appear to do. There are so many in the lily field in need of a husbandman. But I can only love one truly and faithfully at a time. But God does care about that he gives one to me and then takes her away, blessed be the name of the LORD. The one I have now is in the LORD and I am totally afraid of him because of my past record with wives. He could take even her away for he is Sovereign. He does what he pleases with his people for we were created by and for him.

I try to avoid those circumstances of failure hiding amongst the lilies in the field but ho hum, fee, fy, fo, fum, I smell the blood of another woman. LORD bless my bleeding heart. I thought one of these day’s I’ll be struck in the heart by a woman and I have, and I’ll just literally die instead of facing another death while still alive. I just put too much into a relationship for my own good. I just can’t seem to learn that # 1 “Ah-Shit” wipes out a “1,000 Atta-Boys” and I am back to ground zero as if I never did a thing right in my life.

And I never know what Ah-Shit was the Ah-Shit that made me say, “SHIT! Not again! I thought they were all Atta-Boy’s myself. But what do I know. She’s got all the wisdom. God says to ask him for wisdom but apparently he forgets to give me any all the time accept for a bunch a lilies and then a special one. Apparently she is so special that she only had a little time for me. I tried forcing the issue once and oops perhaps that was the “Ah-Shit” she was waiting for.

Like being born again only God can make man and woman one flesh. And you can’t just say “Hey God marry us.” I found myself on my knees before God marrying this one, and she said till death do we part on another occasion. I never experienced anything like this in my life. And as you can not re-enter into your mother’s womb to be born again you can not separate two people that God has joined together as one flesh. She is my soul mate. She stays in and on my mind.

In either case you don’t know how being born again or the marriage was done. My marriage was confirmed by my Prophet buddy Benjamin who advised me to forsake all for her. He told me I had been running around all these years like a loose man. The LORD is all in this marriage. Ergo man can not join man and woman as one flesh, nor can he cause one to be born again. It is all the work of God.

When God spoke of divorce he divorced all of Israel male and female from himself because they worshipped other gods. God divided them into two groups of people and enslaved them for numerous years. Ten tribes were scattered not to be readily identified, and two tribes returned Judah and Benjamin spoken of by Malachi the prophet.

And take notice of this fact about the Levitical Priesthood, they in particular did not return. Why is this important you might ask? For one the Levites were of Moses and Aaron’s tribe. God set this tribe apart as the Priesthood to Minister to the needs of Israel as well as perform Tabernacle duties. And the tribe of Levi is the one who received the tithes from the other eleven tribes of Israel in the order of Melchizedek. Not the Tribe of Judah or Benjamin.

Malachi did not speak of Levi nor did he set up Priesthood, but instead he asked the two returning tribes to bring foodstuffs, the first fruits from all they raised to a storehouse. From which they could draw upon when needed and get the best they had produced God having blessed the harvest abundantly. I did however read in the book of Ezra when the two tribes returned there were Priests and Levites who were already there offering temple sacrifices.

Church’s today say they model their buildings after the Synagogues Judah and Benjamin built while in slavery in Babylon. They also say we must pay them tithes according to what Malachi said. But as you can see they are not operating the same way. They did not build Mega-Churches in Babylon while enslaved. Also the Church buildings today are not storehouses. They receive money or filthy lucre as it is referred to in the King James Version and not first fruits.

If they were to treat filthy lucre like Malachi instructed it would become blessed money. And there would be an abundance of money available for the true Church to receive out of the storehouse where they placed it to meet their needs when necessary. The storehouse would practice good stewardship. And like the parable of the talents, an increase from investing would come forth as in businesses and people for the benefit of the Church.

Church’s have been destroyed throughout the Church age for leaving their first love beginning with the book of Revelation. All seven Church’s failed and were destroyed. Yet the gates of hell will never prevail over Church members those who are born again and their bodies are God’s temple.

We have to keep in mind something all Eve’s dread they hate to even think about let alone mention. Is that God said out of her womb would not only come the seed of the woman (Gods people), but the seed of the serpent (the unsaved who’s father is Satan, Lucifer, the Devil).

It began with her first two children. You know about Cain and you know about Able right? Well if you don’t Cain killed his brother Able. And men of God were not born unto Eve again until hundred’s of years later! Eve’s today pray constantly for their children’s salvation. All children belong to all Eve’s.

Imagine the pain and travailing the first Eve went through until her prayers were answered. And no one can pray like an Eve! And it was the children to come not those she bore already who would be saved. And Eve’s blessed son Able was killed by her other son Cain. My God! They barely got out of the garden good before murder entered into her home. And they lived over 900 years!

Children must be fearfully carried in the womb of Eve’s. That is why God gave Eve’s responsibility for child birth and the raising of children. For more biblical insight into the responsibility of Eve to children read about Esau and Ishmael, and Isaac in my accounts about the lives of Eve’s Rebekah and Sarah.

What is a man when he is all alone the only person in the world? He is an oddity, a single entity with no one to relate to. Poor Adam he could not even imagine a woman, what a woman was, what she would be like, or what she is supposed to look like. You have to see and meet women to find out what they are like. There were none. Have you ever loved one woman? Women have you ever loved one man?

Even if you see, touch, hear, or listen to women you don’t know what a woman is. She has to be given to you by God. And he gives good gifts above and beyond anything you could ever hope or imagine. So don’t bother trying if you have never been in love.

And if you marry a soul mate, let’s see, how can I describe the collision of stars when you are in the same room? Ahh, Boom? Eh, Bam? SHIT! Ah-shit? I better stop here before I get too graphic with one syllable words. It could damage your heart forever. How can you describe the spiritual connections and conversations when she is not present?

She is my footprints the prayer? You are not seeking God? He is there to and a cloud of witnesses? You obey each other so you have to be careful what you say? Suddenly God scares you to death, because he might take her away from you because you “Know” he can?

You feel her slightest provocation her emotions and she can touch you physically? You know you are both a spirit in a body with visitations and fly-by’s? Should I even write these matters down? I must be bold. It makes all the difference in the world. I write for her, she writes for me, we write together, one flesh.

Of course God was there to talk with him in the cool of the morning but God is a Spirit. Perhaps he would anthropomorphize and become the flesh of a man for his sake on those occasions. Hey Adam! Let us go for a walk in the garden. We can spend some time together.

Of course Adam was content to be with God. But although he was ever present he did not satisfy all of his needs. He was lonely when God did not become physical. He could not touch God in a way that would satisfy this need in him. He could not explain it to himself, and God did not tell him of the love to be taken from him and would become flesh as well.

A Woman: To walk with him, to talk with him, to understand him, to know him, to replenish them, to be in front of him, beside him, behind him, above him, and not be present but always there too. A Godly woman, his footprints, his soul mate, plucked from his side. There was this extra rib that was troubling him all the days of his life yet he knew not that she was his rib for he could not find her anywhere.

His problem was worse than men have today looking for their rib. They may have been born without one. Richard Pryor would jokingly say, “Can I buy just one rib for a dollar?” Black people still won’t sell you a rib for one dollar. You have to buy a slab, a slab and a half, or half a slab. They will look at you funny until you get the Revelation. It ain’t never gonna happen!

I like to ask people to sell me a rib for a dollar. Man! They still get upset about that. I don’t get it? What’s wrong with a rib for a dollar? I think they’d get rich! But what do I know. It seems you can only get one rib at home. I guess it’s like trying to open a soul food restaurant. Nigg’s is so hard to please. Ya can’t even cal some Nigg’as anymore for to be in sulted by the “N” wad.

We see the product of Gods creation everyday of our lives in young women and not so young women. Tried and denied, but at least we have fun trying. It was not uncommon for men to have several wives and women to have several husbands, searching for that someone who does not exist. Can’t exist, and is lonely in the midst of responsibility.

In Adams case, there were no women around at all. In fact he could not even imagine what a woman was. The thought never entered his mind that there is a solution to be sought in another person especially if they were like him. Most miserable you see to be alone with God. But our all knowing wise God knew what Adam needed. Before he gave him a woman Adam had to suffer for her sake.

How else would he understand just how precious she is to him to be? How else could God convince him to leave God and cleave to her to forsake even God almighty just to be with her to replenish the earth instead of staying content by his lonesome? In fact, there is not much to get excited about without a woman. We are fortunate to know that. But wait a minute God did not forsake them. He gave them victory over the serpent that lost his legs and had to eat dirt.

It is not wise to come against Gods soul mates. Even in death Able had the victory after first pleasing God he went home to his rewards whereas Cain lived a full life of shame before his resting place to the witnessing of even children to follow. One claimed if Cain be forgiven once for his crime I should be forgiven 70 times. O how much more this world has become wickedly sought after.

Adam did not have a clue until Eve showed up and stuck to him like glue. After all she was his rib. She felt most comfortable by his side walking with him, in front of him, beside him, behind him, and not be present but always there too, a Godly woman, his footprints, his Soul mate, plucked from his side. It was not just his rib that was taken but a part of him. It was not just a surgical operation as we know it today but his essence. Perhaps at birth I was missing this essence and I spent my life looking and searching for it giving all of myself to be left open for abuse.

I did not find it in sex alone all though it was a relief it was a mixed blessing. All I can say is I had to go through all of that to appreciate what I find in her. She blesses me all the time. That’s what was missing Gods blessing. I raised my own son and daughter from the first marriage, and two step daughters from my second marriage, and it appears that was my only purpose for after they reached a certain age they were taken away from me. I was a sperm donor and baby sitter and provider as my only purpose faithfully.

Adam was not satisfied being alone with God. To be in the presence of God was not his sole purpose. The times he spent walking and talking with God was not enough for him. The times he spent tending the Garden of Eden was not enough for him. Where is the challenge God? It even waters itself! God knew this from before the beginning. God Had plans in the making.

To begin with Adam had to be educated. And part of Adam's education was to learn that he was missing something in his life. Then he would be ready to receive that which he was lacking. There were things he had to find out before he could move on to better and greater things. When he was ready, God made that better and greater thing, Eve, the woman.

And God took her from his being. His flesh! Flesh of his flesh, bone of his bone. That part of Adam was removed and became her. It is described as his rib that she was made from. And then once again they became one flesh! He had to take her out so he could get a good look at himself.

Some not so wise people, but think they are wise in their own sight are upset about that whole process. They can’t find where the missing rib was supposed to be. That does not surprise me in the least bit. They don’t know where they come from and they don’t know where they are going. And God is not telling them. So they make up their own processes out of whole cloth like Evolution worshiping the creation rather than the Creator.

Men don’t realize they have a problem or issues until Eve shows up in their lives and points them out continually. And Adam can’t seem to ever get his act together again. There is something called being real he has to become. He thought he was, but used the wrong word act.

Man! It is a full time job just trying to spell real. Act is only (3) letters long, real is (3+1) letters long. First there was God (3), then Eve shows up to complicate matters even more (3+1). And he gets to live with Eve as (1). Is God in the house or what!!! Let alone trying to figure it out.

For some reason Eve’s can’t explain it to Adam’s understanding. Man! If we only had the wisdom of Eve’s we might just know what we are talking about without feeling so dumb, and thinking we are smart, and trying to convince Eve’s that we are! What we have here is an opportunity to try and communicate! That’s what they want from Adam’s anyway. Sometimes Adam’s even get it right, and then quickly forget what we were talking about for months on end. And I hope she doesn’t bring it up again. Who needs another “Ah-SHIT?”

How do you get a nice Eve-ning out, with Adam? Dinner, movie and a little wine?

No. God put Adam to sleep first, plucks Eve out of his side, and then hits him across his head with one of his ribs to wake him up. And Eve’s the one who ends up with a headache? And he’s too dumb to know why? God let the Eve out! What an Eve-ning. Now days Eve’s just show up and Adam’s are still too dumb to know why? Dinner, movie and some wine? It ain’t necessarily so.

Now is it that just her physical being was constructed from this part of Adam? Was there a part of which he was that was removed? And placed in her that he can never get back, but now seeks her to find himself? Did God also place a mystery in her that he can't solve and makes it hard to understand? Is that what keeps he continually seeking her?

Eve was younger than Adam by how many years? This who that was not in him but becomes part of him had to follow after him to make them one flesh. It is like two pieces of a puzzle that are spiritually connected after a season or seasons. For God knows the beginning before the beginning and prepared Eve for the beginning of their relationship. She came with the solution to his problems.

God created both he and she in Adam. He just had to wait for her to be manifested in physical form. What scares me about my soul mate is that I live in the most secure building I have in my life. No woman can get in to see me unless I allow them to. I felt perfectly safe. But LORD have mercy or by the mercies of God she moved into the building three floors above me.

Without Eve sex is nonexistent or serves no purpose.
Adam’s are equipped for bonding with Eve’s. For that purpose Eve was created. He was equipped for that purpose before Eve was created. Without a woman sex is not even desirable. She makes it so. God gave her the power to make men horny.

God also gave her the power to make cleaving to her possible. Which verily, verily, is the joining of a man and a woman as one flesh? Why do you think Eve’s have cleavage? And it begins with mother and child bonding as they raise their little Eve’s and Adams.

There are two parts to the cleaving process. A woman's part and a man's part. Eve’s part is to be the cause of the separation between Adam’s and their Mother’s and Father’s. For the sake of cleavage alone he will forsake them. They are drawn to one another and it does not take much coaxing.

By the time he see’s his rib it is to late. He turned around and looked when he heard her speak. It is like what Jesus say’s, “My sheep hear my voice and come unto me.” Adam hears his Eve and comes unto her. And he ain’t worried about what God might think about him. He’ll say and do the most darndest things.

It has to be a God thing. It must be a God thing. Or Adam would have been struck by lightning a hundred times folded and warmed over. God’s yoke is easy. God’s burden is light. That’s how we put up with each other when nobody else seems to be able to. He is all in the mix and having a good old time with us all.

The man's part is to separate from that which he previously adhered to and now adheres to the woman. God designed man and woman to cleave, and to leave their mother and father. A woman can cause that separation. A man has to give them up and adhere to her without wavering.

Eve caused the cleave in the Garden of Eden. She challenged the serpent which God told them not to do. And she was beguiled. But God should not have told her that the stove was hot! For Christ’s sake! She’s a woman! Even I know better than that! And do it sometimes anyway. But you’re supposed to be God and know better! And you gave Adam the sin? And you gave her a slap on the wrist called a transgression!?!

Seems to me like a pretty high price to pay for something you took out of my rib. Don’t you think God? What, Jesus will foot the bill? OK. Anyways, she did take the initiative to get us out of there. Hey that’s no place to keep the Devil if you ask me. Why didn’t you find him someplace else for him to hang out? He was bugging me too!

But there was much more to it than just challenging the serpent. She had to find out if she had a man who would cleave to her to see if he is the seed of the serpent or the seed of the woman. Hey she said choose this day who are you going to serve me or the serpent. He bit the forbidden fruit and got kicked out with her rather than stay with the serpent. The thing is though the serpent got kicked out too and he is in the world today.

It sounded like something God would say to him when they used to go for a walk in the cool of the garden, “Are you going to serve me?” Even though this meant a separation from God they did it. And Adam stood up to the challenge. He was defiant of God along with her. He clove to her. And they both severed their relationship with the father as it once was and cleaved to one another instead just as it should be. The Father has taken on another role in their relationship.

But not really there is no place they can go without God. And he joined them together and a proud Papa he is. Now they are ready to tackle the world as one flesh but two. They defeated the serpent together touching and agreeing, and he has to eat the dust from the ground having lost his legs. Now a day’s he has grown to Dragon size. Is that from devouring all that dirt he was seeking? The Bible says he is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

This is a gift to and purpose for women. They can make a man do things he would not even think of doing giving him purpose and responsibility which he loves. He can't do this on his own. He does not need all that he can produce, but she has desires for many things seen and unseen, and will ask him to provide them. And he will do it for her. This helps men if they are married to them or not.

I’m still trying to figure out what marriage is. I’m not too bright. She agrees with my big sister, I’m just dense. She wants me to believe her. So I hang myself on her every word. It’s true! I can’t figure out how she could possibly lie to me when I’m supposed to believe her, or how I can do wrong in her sight when I do what I feel is right or what she wants me to do! Eve’s appreciation is what Adam’s needs most of all. That is why Eve’s are called a help meet.

So once she got him moving and then ready to move out God removed them from the garden. God then gave them the rest of their marriage vows by instructions them of what each of their responsibilities and burdens would be in the new world they were entering. He told them what type of people would be produced, but salvation was provided as well. That he would have a people unto himself.

Then he and she conceived their first child and then their firstborn. Adam and Eve were not created to live in the Garden of Eden. That was only a meeting place. That was only a place of courtship. That was only a place where they could find out what they both needed. That was only a place where she could find out if he was the right man for her.

Had he not clove she would have had to move on. They could not be one flesh. But Adam was no fool he was a man, and he did what he had to do to keep his woman. What ever she did, what ever she wanted was fine with him. Some women call men like that the marrying type. I mean what can they really do if they are Gods children too?

I don't know and I haven't been told, but I think that Jesus and women have this thing going on, and we are on a need to know basis. But that’s not fair, I’m his bride too and he supposedly gave her to me! That’s what Adam cried out to God, “It’s that woman you gave me!!!” And what did she say, “You can’t own me!” It is not written but we sure hear that a lot. Some things are just not written in the Bible but for our ears only.

You need wisdom to have an ear that can hear wisdom say it to you. Adam finally got wisdom. I wonder how long he had to wait for his wisdom. I wonder if he then had fear of the LORD too. LORD, please don’t take my wisdom away!

Adam tried to tell us something but all he could say was, "It's that woman 'You' gave me!" After all of that, after all they went through together she truly became his woman. The father knew it, Eve knew it, and Adam knew it.

Jesus said that men and women have to leave mother and father, and to cleave to one another instead. They are to become one flesh. It started out that way and continues on to today. Adam and Eve had to leave the father. But even when you leave your parents you still have a relationship with them. But there are certain needs and desires that are not their responsibility to fulfill.

When you find your soul mate you have to learn to live with much fear and trembling before the LORD.

Bathsheba and David one of the greatest love stories
in the Bible

There is not much said about the woman that David married, Bathsheba, in the Bible. And there is less even spoken about their courtship. In my love analysis of this male and female relationship I am taking several liberties which include: poetic license, my personal experiences with women, along with many I have observed, and I will try and paint a picture in your mind of this romantic interlude. I do this in striking contrast to how they are usually described in a Church setting amongst the congregation.

The Bible is full of sex and drama, and love, and romance. We have to keep in mind that they were just people like you and I. We read our Bible’s and are taught who they were and what happened years later. The thing is though; they did not know the future anymore than we do. They were just living their lives not knowing what the consequences of their actions would be just like you and me. They were just living their lives.

God only knew what their future held, and what purpose their children would serve in his plan. Like Adam and Eve only God can join two together as one in marriage. There is no divorce by God. And no man can join them or separate them any more than he can separate them from the love of God. Men who have been married know that. Some are just the marrying kind, some are not. To sire children is the peradventure of God, even to wed.

I’d like to start of by talking about her name, “Bath-Sheba.” A woman, who is not identified by name, came to see Bathsheba’s son King Solomon, and find out if he was as wise as he was purported to be. She was a woman of great wealth that was displayed in the great company she brought with her. And the gifts she brought including gold of great abundance and spices that no one else had. And she knew the God of Israel, and that God would establish them forever, and made Solomon king over them.

But what is inferred from this information in my opinion, is that this women's status, title, importance, and where she was from indicates that she had a relationship or responsibility for Bath-Sheba. Notice the hyphenation. Perhaps to witness what was produced by Bath-sheba’s union with David. I hyphenated her name so you can see their possible connection.

It is possible that Bath-Sheba's name is derived from her place of origin, or birth. That would be Sheba. The kingdom of Sheba was one of the most fertile districts of Arabia and consisted of many cities. And the woman unidentified by name, but by her place of origin was the Queen of that kingdom. She is referred to as the Queen of Sheba.

In my opinion this is what is inferred from the information I have read: Bath-Sheba from the kingdom of Sheba was there to marry King David. And their union produced king Solomon to whom her mother the Queen of Sheba came to visit. Yes the Queen of Sheba was Bathsheba’s mother who came to see her grandson and bring him gifts.

But to continue with this love analysis, and to further support this contention I'm going to take this study to even another place I am going to talk about the, “Courtship of David and Bathsheba.”

I have never heard the relationship between David and Bathsheba described as one of the great love stories in the Bible as I am going to attempt to do. Whereby, God with full knowledge and consent allowed the union in marriage of David and Bathsheba before the foundation of the earth. One of many such marriages God made manifest which are a link in a chain for his purpose. It was necessary that they should become one flesh.

David had a heart for God, and he would do what he had to do for God, even though he would suffer consequences for what he did even chastisement from God for there is much fruit that comes from serving the LORD. And there is much fruit that came out of this union in fact fruit that affected our eternal destiny.

So to begin with, if we examine things closely, here we have this chance meeting. Or is it really premeditated, or as I said the providence of God? Picture this: David for some reason comes and sits on his rooftop. Bathsheba is there washing herself in view of David and David alone. This is the first time he has ever seen her, or at least took notice of her, or maybe not. She has seen David on numerous occasions after all he is the king.

He was awe-struck by her beauty and loveliness. His heart was pricked. David was in love. Bathsheba wanted David, and he was enamored with her. She presented herself to the king with her utmost. Her womanliness was pervasive in the air. It drew him to the roof top. He could not help but stare. David could feel it. Bathsheba knew he was on the roof. She eyed David as he eyed her. The chemistry was flowing back and forth.

The timing was right. The mood was right. It was a beautiful evening. Hardly anyone was around. David came out to enjoy the coolness of the evening. Bathsheba found it a good time to wash herself. Preparing for the rest of the evening, she was cleansed for David. David talked to her about her cleansing after he sent for her.

She was past the time of purification. She was eight days past her period, maybe more. He wanted this woman badly. She could even conceive. Perhaps that is why he had that conversation with her. If she did become pregnant, he would have no choice but to pursue her further. He definitely wanted to. He made passionate love with Bathsheba, she departed into the night. David had to send her home, and waited for the results of their torrid love making.

The army of David was out doing battle. It was that time of the year. Every able body was gone. This particular time David decided to stay home and relax. Bathsheba knew that the king had stayed behind. The king’s whereabouts are always known. She had a husband but he did not sire any children from her. Either he was unable to or she did not desire to have his children. But she wanted to have David's babies.

I remember when I met two women I married and raised families with. I knew right away that they were the ones I wanted for that purpose. One wanted to have my babies and one wanted me to raise hers. In that manner I'm like David, but I only had one woman in my household at a time. David had several. So I know what happens when you find the woman to marry. It is right. I know what I had to do to get them and to keep them. They were already mine from the beginning. David did what he had to do. Bathsheba's are worth it.

David and I needed one or several of God's tender mercy's to pursue our Bathsheba's. Ever since the fall men get all the blame and we accept that, and suffer the consequences. Some things are meant to be and there is no way around it. David loved women. But there was something intriguing about this one. He could not get her off his mind.

She would show herself at times he would not expect. But he knew she was supposed to be there. They probably talked from a distance without words, or perhaps a few words were exchanged, and that was enough but not enough. She may have walked by and he caught a whiff of her perfume, and was entranced. He sent someone to inquire about her. And of course she had to have heard of it.

Was he sending her a message? Did he know who she was already? Obviously her marital status did not matter. Someone said with a voice of warning in the form of a question as an Observer! "Is she not the wife of Uriah the Hitite?"

But this remark did not stay David. He had a passion for this woman. He had to have her. He was going to take her away from her husband. He could have just sent for her, and then send her back. He did but that was not the end of it.

Have you ever seen that woman you had to have? And the feeling was mutual? And it was not just pure lust? And you valued her and wanted to make her your own? You wanted to live with her, marry her, provide for her, and she is the one to have your babies?

Time passed maybe less than a month and she sent word to David that she had conceived. Obviously she wanted him to take the next step. David had a choice; he could either cut bait or fish. He could have pursued her wholeheartedly or just dropped her like a hot potato. If he sent for her husband someone would still count the months. It seems to me that David got the answer he was looking for. The wait was over. He had the excuse to pursue her now. After all she was carrying his child. No one would dare stand in his way. The clock was ticking. Everyone would see what time it was.

Where have we heard this one before? It is an old story. With all the messages going back and forth between David and Bathsheba there was bound to be some talk. There had to be a few people that knew David even got Bathsheba pregnant! They were not very discrete about this whole matter. I believe that was purposeful.

So now it was time for David to eliminate the obstacle that prevented him from marrying Bathsheba. He sends a letter to Joab an officer in his army, instructing him to send Uriah to see him. When Uriah arrived he probably got wind of what went on between David and his wife. He knew he was a dead man. At this point what else could he do but make up excuses why he could not go home to be with Bathsheba no longer his wife and he did not.

David sent a mess of meat to his home which confirmed what he was told. David was not being discrete. Then David let Uriah stay around for a few more days, but he still would not go home. David finally invited him over again and got him drunk, but he still would not go home.

Uriah was between a rock and a hard place. If he attempted to go home what would David have done? Would that endanger Bathsheba? Would Bathsheba even let him into the house? Did he want to raise the kings child with the king and others knowing who he was? Did Bathsheba send Uriah word that it was better that he just stayed away that it was over between them? Was David testing her faithfulness? Uriah was even more certain now. He was a dead man.

Uriah got his final papers. David sent Uriah back to Joab with a letter. He already knew what it said, and dared not break the king’s seal and read it. At least he would die with honor. The letter instructed when received by Joab to place Uriah in a position whereby he would be killed and he was. Uriah looked at his body language to confirm what he already knew. He was probably sent to the front line.

And after the traditional time of mourning for her husband’s valiant death in battle, David and Bathsheba had a traditional marriage ceremony of a king similar to the wedding festival Jesus attended.

The feelings that David had for Bathsheba were not just lust. David did not just want to possess her as a thing of beauty. He did not want her just for sexual pleasure. If that were the case he could have made her one of his concubines and not a wife. He wanted her babies to have the opportunity to be heir to his throne. He gave Bathsheba a lot.

Out of all of David's wives her son Solomon became heir to his throne. And God loved Solomon. David loved Bathsheba so much he was willing to do anything to make her his wife. Even to cause the LORD to become angry with him. David had a heart for God. Perhaps in his heart of hearts he knew he had to do this for the LORD, and God once again forgave him.

There are several instances in the Scripture where David had to repent even though a purpose of God was fulfilled. It was not above David to do the will of God for fear of consequences. That was how secure he was with the LORD. He always followed through with prayer sometimes asking God not to take the Holy Spirit from him to restore the joy of his salvation. To purge him with hyssop so he may be clean again. That’s salvation. We are not perfect but we are. We always turn to God not the other way.

God’s children are: Evident! Evidential! Evidence! You have to ask yourself, “Is there enough evidence that you are with a Christian.” You don’t want to be unequally yoked with an unbeliever. You two will not walk together, through stormy weather. I once thought that was not possible. I’m certain of number 3 wife. One flesh, we are. I call her my footprints.

And David was never short on giving God the sacrifice of praise and worship. He was truthful before the LORD his God in all of his ways. He worshiped God in spirit and in truth. Not by the letter of the law, and in confessions to the LORD.

Other than the loss of her firstborn who went to heaven, and her prior husband, there is no mention of Bathsheba suffering any personal consequences such as David had to face. Wasn’t that enough? Men can’t even begin to imagine her suffering. But this was purposeful. She had babies to be born by David for a purpose. She did what she had to do, and suffered the consequences, thereof, until then of. A burden she can’t share. You have to have a heart for women to understand. David was a warrior.

Of all the things he could have asked of God, Solomon desired wisdom. Here’s why: Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. That quote, Proverb’s 3:13-19, is from the only Authorized Version of the Bible, the King James Version. As in the Old Testament, Kings talk to God.

Something grand came out of this newly formed preordained relationship. David and Bathsheba were a match made in heaven. Not only did David sire King Solomon from Bathsheba, but they had another son by the name of Nathan. This child was not significant in and of himself in any manner mentioned during his life, but through his seed descended Jesus Christ the Messiah and our Savior.

David had a heart for God, and David had a heart for Bathsheba. Like Adam he disobeyed God to be with his woman. Their women wanted a man who wanted to be with them above all else, men who trust God to never leave them or forsake them. They will put you to the test. Bathsheba got her a man. Eve got her a man. The failure would have been to deny these women. But of course they could not. It was the providence of God.

Delilah and Her Samson

It took a special kind of help meet to help Samson finish the job God would have him to do. It was the final judgment of the Philistines, and they were not even aware they had provided him with the strength he needed to destroy them all. Delilah. They ask her for her help to find his weakness! How ironic the lost can be.

Samson had a job too big to handle alone. He needed a woman, and not just any woman. He needed Delilah to make him do it, God sent her as his aid. And like any man in love Samson worked hard for his honey. And what did she give him to sooth his aching mind, body, and soul? He knowing what was required of him, his life? She gave him her lap to rest upon for seven day’s.

And I’m sure your imagination can conceive that their love making went beyond that. But the mentioning of her lap can not go without recognition. He resting place before the final battle. Can any man survive without the lap of his woman? I think not.

Why did Samson allow Delilah to cut his hair? Was it because he loved her? What kind of crazy love was that? What was it about Delilah that drove Samson crazy in love with her? He was supposed to be so strong sometimes anyway.

Why was Samson so weak around Delilah? Was it her charm? Was it her grace? Was it her wisdom? Was it her beauty? Was it her sultry voice? Was it something about the way she wooed him.

A woman, and not just any woman, can capture her man with her voice. Or was it her eyes? Or was it her teeth? Or, or was it her hair or her toes? Was it, it, it, her headdress? Was it the clothes she had on at the time? Was it her? Yeah! She loves him. He just isn’t used to that. How can he thank her? Oh No! He wasn’t even hunting! He had a woman who betrayed him, but he did not give up on all women. He had to wait for her to show up. The other woman he sought. Resistance is futile.

Was it just something about her whole attitude that he could not keep up with for lack of control and his mind stayed in a state of confusion trying to overcome the drama that would unfold at any given moment unforeseen or predictably wild a times that he just did not know what to do with himself for doing for her and then Bam he was on his knees again or stretched across her lap fast asleep!

Or was it simply that Delilah was on the scene sent by God, to make sure he carried out God's final plan? Damn it!

What was the condition of his heart just before he allowed the Philistines to overpower him? Did Delilah prepare his heart for the task at hand?

Was she a necessary component to ensure the destruction of the Philistines and Samson was her tool? Was she even aware of the importance of what she did? Was this an act of faith on Samson's behalf to trust in the LORD even in this act of desperation for her lovemaking?

After having denied her the truth about the secret to his strength (3) times, after wooing her under false pretences so he could take advantage of her loveliness, love, and lovemaking freely given, after having free for all play time with her three times only, Delilah became very angry with Samson.

It was on now for she had made a covenant with the lords of the Philistines, and she would not back down on her promise to them, to deliver Samson into their hands.

Samson was causing her much upset and she was impatiently loving for she did not want to miss the mark or the high callings that Samson rendered upon her lovely body.

She was not supposed to enjoy her task at hand so much. She was just to do her duty. She owed to her fellow countrymen who were being destroyed by this, this, this Samson laying here across her lap for the third time. She couldn’t take it.

She could not take their money without giving Samson all she got, and what thanks does she get? He does not tell her and he falls asleep on her lap every time! Damn it! she thought, I must be good at what I do, but I just can’t seem to get him to talk afterwards. He just falls fast asleep and starts snoring! I think I’ll just stroke his mane.

Delilah was to receive a great sum of money from each of them if she could entice Samson into telling her the source of his strength. They had plans to kill him; they sent her to find out his secret. He was not an ordinary man.

She had lived there all her life and they knew if anyone could entice him she could. She could seduce a bullock into eating out of her hands then snatch him up and cart away. But with Samson she had gone too far this time. She had only planed to entice him to get the information required, but there was something different about this man. This was not an ordinary but some thing out of the ordinary.

Three times she fell into his arms and into passionate lovemaking. Three times he had overcome her charms and she fell into his arms. Three times she told herself she had a job to do without fail and in short order, but spent long nights raptured into his arms.

Sweet passionate lovemaking ensued that she had not planned to do, but neither could help themselves. The chemistry was there, and it was so intoxicating. They could not separate themselves one from another.

Finally she found the strength to tell Samson, she said, “Samson, you played me these three times and you have not told me the truth about your strength!” Pounding her fist on his chest she looked into his eye’s as he held her close to his chest. I did what you said would work and each time you broke free!?! If you really loved me you would tell me Samson! Samson your heart is not in this Samson. If you really love me you would give me your heart of hearts dear heart. What is it about some men who become attached to and love women who like to take advantage of them?

He could not resist her honesty. She did not lie to him. How can you resist a woman who does not lie to you? Maybe there is something you don't know or understand. Women have an inside track with God. When she is honest we listen. An honest woman will lie to you but you know there is more to her than what she might say in words. There is a lot more to communication than statements made in the affirmative if you know the person.

Something was being communicated here, and Samson had trouble receiving it. He could have sent her away but he did not. He tolerated her insistence. When the tactics she was using proved not to work, or she got tired of playing with him, she really got to working on the poor boy.

She worried him to death about this issue day after day until she broke him down completely. She knew she had the boy. He was putty in her hands. She looked at him and knew that he had given her his heart of hearts. He then told her the truth about his strength.

She was so sure of herself and confident in her assessment of him that she sent for the lords of the Philistines and received her payment. They probably already knew about this woman. That is why they did not come to her with threats of violence like they did with the woman of Timnath who gave them the secret of his riddle. If you were to come to her with threats of violence some other man would take you out.

She had to be a most beautiful woman. She was one of the women that when she walked by, you look up, drop what you are doing at the time and say, "Whoa!" And then you empty your wallet, or just say how much honey. She had to have a way with men. Why she had designs for Samson I don't know.

Perhaps it was a setup to begin with. Perhaps he was just another challenge for her another conquest. Would even the mighty Samson succumb to her feminine wiles? Could she wrap even the mighty Samson around her little finger?

When the Philistine lords saw that Samson had fallen for her, that he was in love with her, and he took her to be his wife they knew they had him. It was just a matter of time. When she gave the word they knew they could count on it. How many men had she already driven to their knees?

Samson had more than one weakness obviously she was it! Is it that strong men need a woman to make then feel weak to allow them to feel human at least sometimes? He could not afford to let anyone else make him feel that way. In fact if they tried he probably would pick up a jaw bone of an ass and drink water from it later.

She then put him asleep upon her knees. There was something powerful about this woman. She could put this man to sleep, and then bind him with withes, new ropes, weave his hair, and finally have a man shave off the seven locks of his head and afflict him and he did not wake up. Not until she woke him out of his sleep saying, "The Philistines are upon you Samson" would he wake up. What could this power be?

I remember I had this experience with a woman that knocked me out for hours, ok I married her. Wouldn’t you? She said she had to check and see if I was still breathing periodically to see if I was still alive. I don't think she could have awakened me. That's OK I got even with her later. I put her butt fast asleep and she was snoring too. I ran around the room three times and said, "YES!"

When he told her the truth this last time he wondered if the LORD would still provide him with the strength to defeat the Philistines so he went outside to check it out. He had broken so many of the Nazarite vows already and the LORD was always there. He was born into them. Hey, it was only supposed to be for while anyway. He had a job to do. They did not know that he is the judge. They thought they were. They had plenty of ammo.

But it was time now for the final phase of God's judgment against the Philistines. Samson could not defeat them and he did not complain. They had blinded him and he did not complain. He attended to the task they put him to and he did not complain. He did not complain when they made sport of him either.

And at the appointed time the LORD provided the opportunity for him to destroy more of them than he had beforehand. Three thousand were sitting on top of the house, and all the lords of the Philistines were inside of the structure when he brought the house down.

It is interesting that Delilah delivered Samson into the hands of the Philistines, but she did not tell them of the source of his strength. This is also witnessed by the fact that they allowed his hair to grow back.

Apparently no one thought much about the issue after they blinded him. What can a blind man do with hair or without hair? But that was something they could never grasp about Samson. Most of the time he was this normal guy and that every once and a while became super powerful. Instead of just leaving the guy alone they would look for opportunity to come after him.

Please allow me to take a little more liberty with how I recount the events that took place between Samson and Delilah.

They were truly lovers by now each having made the ultimate sacrifice for reasons that were beyond their understanding. They could not have foreknown all the events that would take place even though it was near future perhaps weeks or months. Her lover, husband was at task at a grinding wheel. She could not help but pass by to see him on assundry occasions. She could not help herself.

When one of your senses is suddenly gone the brain becomes hyper active trying to substitute for that missing input to the brain. Your remaining senses become heightened trying to receive the missing information it once received. Samson had lost his eyesight. Samson was a spiritual man not one of the flesh. So was Delilah. Their love thickens.

He could sense her presence when she came near to where he was forced to grind meal like an oxen. His nostrils could pick up the loveliness of her sweet perfume that he could identify. It was hers alone. His ears could register the sound of her unique voice as she spoke to others near by. He knew the pitter patter of her feet as she stroll near to where he was. But she was dangerously too close to him. He was having trouble working the grind.

So she had to distance herself from him yet he could sense her presence where ever she was. She was yet and still preparing him for the task before him some day. She was near but not too far away. Under certain conditions they could get a spoken word one to another. All the while he was being strengthened and so was she. They knew they would finally be separated from their earthly unity. Alas the day of departure had come. She wished him a sweet farewell. He bowed to her and died.

The wisdom of this world is truly inadequate and incompetent. Or should I make it plain. People who count on worldly wisdom are not too bright. They have a few loose screws. They are the cause of their own destruction. They have no desire for the wisdom of God. They think their wisdom is just as superior! How dumb can you get? The gods they create out of the imagination of their own minds can be defeated by them as well. That’s the kind of god they like.

Instead of submitting to our God, our LORD and Savior, our Holy Spirit, our Judge, they want to compete with Him the one and only God. They don’t want to worship him. Heaven forbids that!

The Philistine lords imagined in their own minds that they had achieved a victory, outsmarted Samson and therefore God. And they wanted to celebrate and honor the god they created out of their own imaginations who gave them their sweet victory. I feel silly writing that but that is what is says. They had no victory and it was not sweet.

So once again, instead of leaving Samson alone they brought him into the house to make sport of him. And they set him between the two main pillars that supported the roof of the house. Brilliant huh? God built that house eons ago. It was designed for this particular purpose. And he asked the lad who placed him there if he could feel the pillars. Bright kid too! He let him.

God knows the end from the beginning because he causes things to be. They had no idea God had this house built for their destruction. And that they would be a party to it. Excuse the pun. It turned out not to be a party after all at least not for them. So all Samson had to do was find the right pressure points to cause the pillars to collapse when he applied the appropriate amount of pressure on them.

Then he asked the LORD for strength one more time, and the LORD gave him the strength he desired. There were so many people at this celebration of Samson’s defeat they were sitting above on top of the roof also so all could see and hear. When Samson bowed or leaned forward he brought down those who were on top of the roof on top of the heads beneath the structure. And they all suffered an unpleasant death which God promises to his enemy’s for eternity.

It is true when Scripture say's that God's enemies have eye's that can't see and ears that can't hear. In this case not only did they not know the source of his strength, they never understood who they were dealing with in spite of what they saw or heard. It came from God and they did not want to accept that.

It is true that unbelievers hate women and men of God, and find occasion to come against them and this leads to their own destruction. Even a deep sleep in this life time they have no life but are like cattle without a soul. The word of God can divide both soul and spirit of a man or woman and they won’t even notice. Scripture warns them not to touch God's anointed, and to do his prophets no harm. If you touch the least of his it will be as if he placed a millstone around their necks.

Like the one Samson was made sport of pushing daily while blinded. How many people are blinded today wearing their millstones? It appears to be many going to and fro with the unchanging lives and burdens of this world. Not even aware of the spiritual world that is. They bring judgment upon themselves for they do not seek the wisdom of God. God does nothing unless he informs his prophets, his people, first.

Again we have here a woman, although unwittingly was used of God to accomplish his purpose. She was equipped to break Samson down to the point where he was convinced as well as everyone else that he had lost his strength, and therefore the ability to defeat the Philistines at Gods will. May as Scripture say’s,” Gods will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” That applies to the saints and the sinners as well; we just have the wisdom of God to know the difference. Sinners do not.

This placed him in the position to do his greatest work for God. To complete all that he was sent there to do. It was for the love of a woman that Samson was able to do what he had to do. And some people ask what does love have to do with it, everything. When we are weak God is strong, He will even send a helpmeet to build you up to break you down and send you where you need to be, to die gracefully, and purposely for the LORD. Even Sampson was not strong enough to die in this manner without the help of a woman.

Here is the side of the same coin. This is a many sided coin. Samson had a final job to do, and he did not want to do it. He did not understand he had to do it. He could not fathom he had to do it. It did not even register in his mind he had to do it. Perhaps he got a hint of what he had to do because of her. He needed big time help. So God gave him a big time help meet.

She had a big job to do. No one else could pull him through. No one else could break him down. No one else would he give into. No one else could control him. No one else could he succumb to. He did not want to do it, but she made him do it anyway. The LORD asked too much of the man.

That is why he joined him to her flesh. The part of him that said I will. The part of him that was sensitive to the Spirit. The part of him that made him could that he would not do, for the LORD.

Adam could not leave the garden on his own. Joseph could not be governor on his own. David could not have his heir on his own. It takes a woman to get a man going where he should go. Otherwise he will get to comfortable where he is.

It takes a woman to get a man to perform a difficult task, to do something he does not know he is able to do. And she has a multitude of methods to motivate him. Sometimes she need only ask and look pretty, or teary eyed, or some kind of look I can't describe that gets me going.

When he was finally broken down, when his own will was overcome, when God's will could be done, for a job that would take his ultimate sacrifice for God's people, Delilah knew and he knew. He lay down and slept on her lap for the last time. She had removed what was keeping him from completing his task. She took no part in that. Her job was to break him and make him. He was on his way to God's great victory. He had to have the heart to do it not the strength.

The Shulamite Woman and Her Solomon

The Shulamite Woman
Chases Down King Solomon

Torrid lovemaking and romantic interludes from
the Song of Solomon

Is she only a lovely Lily amongst so many?
She doesn’t think

I just read the story of the Shulamite woman in the Song of Solomon. I wish I would have of recorded the thoughts that had come to mind as I lay on my bed earlier thinking about this particular woman.

I read the Song of Solomon this evening because I thought about her as I was compiling a list Bible love stories in particular to write about. I wanted to write a story about the Shulamite because I attempted to do so years ago. I wanted to break down the love story between her and King Solomon into a several act play. I found it to be a difficult task to do so. I had much difficulty trying to understand the verbal intercourse between them especially the first two chapters.

It gets easier to follow after that, but initially the oral exchange that takes place between the Shulamite woman and King Solomon is almost inseparable. It is hard to tell who is speaking, whether she is speaking or he is speaking. Because they are so intermeshed in their conversation, they are so intermixed, so intertwined that, and the language is so different from how we speak today it is hard to determine if he is speaking or she is speaking.

It's a social intercourse a verbal intercourse. They use words that go beyond the understanding of a logical mind, and are expressed in terms of nature the things that nature provides. It talks of trees, it talks of birds, it talks about things that they can relate to and have an understanding of.

Perhaps we don't because we do not live in that time frame. We talk of other things that remind us, and bring to mind our emotions, and our feeling towards one another man and woman. They had nature and what nature did how nature is used, and how nature has provided things that are excellent, and portray the Excellency and Desirability of an individual.

In terms of animals the hare, the hind, in terms of trees the Cedar. In terms of birds, and the turtle dove. What does all that mean? It means something to them in their rapid oral exchange. They can hardly be divided as they speak one to another. They reach a state of mental, and spiritual, and emotional ecstasy that becomes climatic in the sense that she is just overwhelmed by this man king Solomon in the first two chapters.

They even go on to speak about spices and oils and ointments and scents and frankincense and myrrh which seems to have some significance towards the male whereby King Solomon wears frankincense and myrrh. This is so appealing to this Shulamite woman and her spices and oils and ointments and scents are appealing to king Solomon as well.

When he refers to her these may be spices and oils and ointments and scents of their love making as he describes her body and her eyes, and she describes his eyes and his scents and his caresses the way he holds her. This is truly a love story, and a love making story that is further elaborated on as she leaves seeking for King Solomon because he's gone and she can't find him anywhere.

She goes throughout the city searching and asking, "Where is my Solomon, where is this man, I've got to have him!" She wants him, she needs him desperately, and he's nowhere to be found, and she describes where he is in the lilies amongst the other lilies.

Perhaps she is a lily amongst the other lilies, King Solomon was like that, but she finally catches up with king Solomon and she would not let him go until she brought him into her mother's home into her bed chambers where she was conceived, and she was able to satisfy her need and then he was gone once again.

They asked of her why is she attached and enraptured by this man? Why do you desire this man so much? Don't you know that he has 80 other Queens and 60 concubines and countless virgins? You are but one of many, one of many lilies in the field of Solomon's kingdom.

And that doesn't stop her love and desire of this man, and perhaps others, other lilies in his kingdom feel the same way. Eventually he has over 700 wives and 300 concubines. This man does something to the mind of the woman as well as to the body.

The Shulamite woman is the only woman that King Solomon wrote about. You know what I mean? Boy, she was a hot cookie! She wanted to get to know him in a bad way!

Personally, this is the type of woman that I love and I will hold fast to her. I will do what ever I can to keep her mine. I don’t like to chase after women. I like a woman whose mind is set on me. It is the ground floor for a long lasting relationship. But Solomon was not that kind of man. He had to have several women at one time. That brings me to a point I would like to make about King Solomon. I would have to subtitle this story.

The sad state of Solomon
A man who never found the love of one woman

I think it to be a sad state of affairs when a man does not find the love of a woman he can call his own love. The only way to do that is to have one woman at a time that you can give your whole life and resources to. One you can be committed to. One you can concentrate your love making to. One that grows to depend on you and needs you for the things you do for her only.

To me for all practical purposes King Solomon never experienced the married life a husband of one wife. He never enjoyed the fruits of their lovemaking raising children as other than producing heirs and non heirs. All he could do count the number of women he had. How sad for love is not a numbers game. I can count on one hand the number of women I have enjoyed and if you count sex as the key to marriage then I have had five wives. If you count love making as the key to marriage I would say I have had four wives.

To me having a woman is a commitment. To me making love is a commitment a commitment towards excellence. Love making is not just satisfying a sexual urge. Love making takes time. You have to know the woman intimately. You have to know her mind, soul, body and spirit and this can’t happen with just any woman that looks appealing, attractive, or lovely, or even has a beautiful body.

For me it can’t be a momentary sexual appeal. If that happens I question it. I enjoy the moment but for me it is just that a moment. My body is a temple of God and I treat a woman’s body as the same. We have to be attracted at all fronts before I even consider lovemaking. And even after we do I have my checks and balances we have to be connected. There has to be a spiritual bond that can’t be broken.

We have to build up trust with each other for I am faithful to a fault. I’m not perfect by a long shot but that is the joy of a relationship: our imperfections, our forgiveness, our understanding and our trust. When we come together sexually it is for her pleasure and her mind has to be there as well. My pleasure is in pleasuring her as it should be, and she knows how to pleasure me as well. It is not a conquest it is all about a relationship with God right smack dab in the middle for only he can direct our paths which includes lovemaking.

It takes time for lovemaking to be right. You have to know how her body works. This takes a lot of communication both verbally and nonverbally. I have to prove myself worthy of her lovemaking, I have to commit myself to her and constantly prove it this way she will give herself willingly without her guard being up. And depending on the woman this could take several attempts at making love.

The first time is an ice breaker just an attempt to see how our bodies mesh. It may take some scaling back or forward at each attempt to make love but each time it gets better. It is much more than just getting a sexual release which is all I could expect King Solomon to have achieved during his reign. Did you know that he acquired all these women in the short period of 40 years! And the best he could speak of was his affair I say mind you with the Shulamite woman yet she was his wife.

With torrid passion like hers how did she satisfy her needs? Not with King Solomon. Was she faithful? Would you expect her to be? She couldn’t count on him being there when she needed sex or love. King Solomon did not love his women. It is impossible to love more than one woman at a time. You have to forsake everything for her sake. You have to be there when she needs you. You have to provide everything you can humanly provide for her the things she expects and desires of you in particular.

I’m only human and not a machine. My energy runs low trying to accomplish all the many tasks my love requires of me. I can’t always be in the right frame of mind she desires all the time. But she loves me and has understanding but I still must explain it to her. Communication with your wife is so important. She has to see you when you speak so she can believe your report. She has to correct you when you are wrong.

I love her too especially about Scriptures, I want to be right. If I can rightly divide the word of truth the Bible, I can better rightly divide her truth. The Bible is the key to wisdom and understanding. And truly wisdom is she: more precious than gold, silver precious jewels, diamonds, cars, homes anything you could possibly lay at her feet. And if she desires the things her husband is to stay healthy and in the LORD for he alone has the power to make one rich.

You can do that with one wife, even though she may be disappointed when you miss the mark or maybe not. At least you can give your all to her. How on earth can you please over a 1,000 women at one time? It is virtually impossible. I also must have time to my self often times to think and to write. King Solomon had a kingdom made up of the twelve tribes of Israel to oversee as well. It is hard enough for a man who has other responsibilities such as work to be as available and responsive to his woman.

I feel sorry for King Solomon and other men who do not find the love of a woman as I described in their lives. I feel sorry for the women as well who can’t find a stable suitable life mate or soul mate who will attempt to satisfy the needs of a woman which are many. I feel sorry for men who can’t find a woman whose needs are not too great for him for him to get satisfaction.

To make love to a woman takes constant adjustments, learning the signals, knowing when to ask, knowing when to wait, knowing what to do when you are not sure if you are communicating or not communicating, for communication grows and changes as well. You have to be in a constant state of awareness and you have to be teachable by her and try and not smother the embers that grow into a fiery flame of love.

Jezebel and Her Ahab

Jezebel, she was good to her man that goes without question, but she was working for the wrong god.

Jezebel, is she my kind of girl? The only problem being is that she is from the wrong side of town. Daddy would not let me marry her. I like a girl who is faithful to her man. I like strong assertive women. I like a woman who knows the type of man she likes and goes after him. That does those things he isn't able to do. That type of woman makes a man feel complete. Being his woman he knows he can count on her to come through and not dog him out. That together they can conquer any enemy. It is like, "Baby you take out the trash while I take out the garbage..."

Her husband Ahab had other things that he did best. After all, he was the king long before he met her. He was the king long before he gave her the keys to his kingdom. He had the power and the authority and the ability to have things carried out. He was the king. If he gave an order he expected it to be carried out or heads would role. He had an able staff that would perform these duties without his even having to acknowledge them.

Jezebel was covered. He had her back. Everybody knew who's woman she was. But unfortunately for both of them for these two who would otherwise be considered model citizens, rulers of a kingdom with an iron fist, taking that which is theirs because they rule, and doing so with wisdom from above, oops that was the clincher. Their problem was, Jezebels problem was, she was from the wrong side of town. They did not operate with wisdom from above. She was serving the wrong master who was from the same part of town she was from. That is why her husband married her.

She was a high priestess in the temple of the unholy serving a fallen angel who had a host of emissaries posing as ministers of righteousness serving her in the capacity of prophets. All though she lined up as a respectable woman who loved and served her husband king and worked with religious fervency it was a false alliance with an enemy of God with pretense of enlightenment. God was not pleased with this unholy alliance that she and her husband had formed uniting power and authority with a false god. After all Ahab was from the seed of Abraham and king of one of God's provinces.

She had to go. Not all who are born of Abraham's seed are God's children. God told Adam and Eve that their children would have issues, one with another. Out of her belly would flow both the seed of the serpent and the seed of the women. Cain and Able were but the first indication of it manifesting. It is not the blood of Abraham that saves souls. It can only pour through the veins but to no avail. It takes God to save a soul, always has, always will.

So God sent a man to deal with this situation just an ordinary man. God uses ordinary people and does extraordinary things through and with them. He also does great and terrible things to and through them to which Israel cried out to God,” You are terrible!”

This man Elijah had the Spirit of God upon him at various times much like Samson. Elijah called down fire from heaven to consume an offering. Jezebels 500 prophets were killed. He ran triumphantly before the chariots in all power as the Spirit who dwelled within had him to do. We can only walk triumphantly in the LORD Jesus Christ not in our own strength. But then he became just a man again he became weak. God uses the weak to amplify His power to make it evident that it is God doing this thing; this weak man can't do it. All he can do is suffer like Christ doing only the Fathers will.

When Jezebel saw him once again in his weak state she knew what she had to do. This man was obviously bipolar she saw that he had become weak again. So she walked up to him and said Boo! This gave Elijah such a fright he ran for 40 days stopping only for a moments rest and a snack an angel of God provided him. He was not a happy camper, he was not to be denied, he had to reach his Father, he had enough and he was tired of being alone. When he got to the top of the mountain where God was he spoke to Elijah in a quiet still voice and said, "What are you talking about Willis ..."

You see Jezebel did not know when to quit. That is what makes her a good woman to have around. You need someone who can hang in there with you especially when the going gets tough. Elijah got out of there when she got going. That was wise on his part. For if you know the Spirit of the LORD is not upon you then you know you are fighting the battle on your own if you are able to continue. He was not only wise, but he was drawn away by the Spirit for his own sake.

This battle is for real. The enemy is not playing games. He will attempt to kill, steal, and destroy you. But God is in control. And he can send a man in and get him out after the job is done. If you don't come out but come home rejoice for your job is complete. Ask Samson when you get the chance.

But here you see why Ahab loved Jezebel and kept her around. This is not your average romantic tale. Love takes on many forms. There are times of intimacy and there are times of responsibilities. That is why it is important that you are equally yoked, prepared for what ever encounter the LORD may have come your way. He has sent the Holy Spirit to equip you for every occasion. You need a woman who will stick by your side till the end and such a man she needs as well. The Spirit of God will comfort you and when you are together his presence is most strong, but you have this connection that can not be denied and she confirms it in many ways.

The man has his duties to perform as well and his wife can’t always be there present, nor can she be expected to be for the LORD our God uses us mightily. Without faith it is impossible to please him. The Holy Spirit will have you perform that which you have been equipped to do and sometimes it is not pleasant. We have to remember how Jonah was prepared in a Big Fish who delivered him to God destination, Nineveh, dressed for the part with the right attitude. Without which they would not have repented for 100 years.

Hold on for like Paul we must be witnesses even to Judges and Rulers in this world. Our trials are many now and our rewards are few in this world, and sometimes our rewards are many. But there is no one to compare with those of us heaven bound, and after death we can’t even begin to imagine what our work or rewards will be for the enemy will not be there.

Ahab assigned Jezebel many tasks and she eagerly fulfilled them. She could always get more prophets. The devil is like that. All she asked of Ahab was his signet ring. This allowed her to do anything officially. She placed her instructions on the scroll and sealed it all proper like. She had the brains and the wit to carry things out. She knew what had to be done by just observing his behavior and understanding his command in the form of a plea.

She did not require a logical, or moral explanation, or justification as men often do. She and Ahab were one flesh. She was his woman. He appealed to her emotionally. She responded the same. She knew her man and what he wanted and provided it. He did not have to ask her twice.

Male female relationships are like that. It is not a hierarchy. They stand side by side. She said, "Hun-eeey," and he gave her the ring and everything. She took pleasure in the power it gave her. She did things in his name. She had authority over both state and religion. And here comes this guy attacking her religious beliefs. You see her religion was based on idolatry not on a God who knew everything, was everywhere and had all power. But instead she was part of a religious system built upon a hierarchical pyramid of authority of both present and past participants.

The only power it had was to things pertaining to this world that she could control, and minister top down. But she could not command any spiritual forces. She could not command or even request of her god to perform anything supernatural.
The devil is a liar and he lied to her. But she did not care; the truth was not in her either. He gave her a sense of religious authority that he does not possess.

The LORD only allows him to do so for those that are perishing. They believe lies. They don't like the truth. They are opposed to the truth. So God gives them time and time again enough rope to hang themselves. And they can't and they never learn. Even unto today with all the history, and evidence behind them. Even unto today as they witness what they see and hear. It may witness but it does not register. The devil told her, "See Elijah is running from you. And all you had to say was Boo!" And she was content.

She was not aware that God wanted to talk to him. She was not aware of what God had in store for her next. So she went back to her husband with glee even though she lost 500 prophets to he who came alone in the name of his God, thinking he ran off because of the power of her god. It is sad to read and see when someone believes a lie, and also believes their own lies, and they hang around other people who believe them too. I guess it is like a Pride Party for liars and pride precedes a fall. God hates a proud look.

Perhaps it was also a pity party having lost so many false prophets with an embarrassing show of force by God almighty while her prophets danced and cut themselves for hours to no avail. But God did not have pity on her. He had Elijah drench his offering with water even in a trench around it, and fire from heaven consumed the offering and the water at a shout from Elijah Gods prophet. He is not part of the Liars Club.

Because she was from the wrong side of town the LORD had made her body to lie down on the ground by the dogs to be found, which lapped up her blood that could not save her own soul. And there was not enough of her left to be buried as prophesized. And that was the last lie we heard from Jezebel. What a girl, what a woman, what a wife. To get one like that from the right side of town who works for the LORD is * Dy - no- mite! *

Jezebel seemed to be doing alright until this one guy showed up in town she should have left alone.

Potiphar’s wife and her Joseph

Potiphar’s wife she just had to have him and Joseph just had to have her there was no escaping the passion

Her desire was for him
She had to entice him
She had to stalk him
She had to seduce him
She had to get him into her bedroom
She had to get him out of the house
She was relentless
Her passion was inflamed

His resistance was futile
He had to run her husbands household
He had to leave her room naked
He had to run the jail
He had to prophecy
He had to become governor
Had he avoided her advances his prophetic dream would not have become a reality

In order to appreciate the type of woman Potiphar's wife is you have to be a sensitive and vulnerable male. Joseph was such a man. He knew how his brothers felt about him yet he told them his dream of ruling over them ready to face the consequences. Jacob his father sent him for the last time to check on his brothers and report back leaving him wide open for their attack. As governor of Egypt he was able to bring his family into prosperity and relief from a seven year famine.

He cried at the sight of all his brothers gathered together when they came to purchase food from him. Joseph could feel it, and he would leave himself exposed, vulnerable. To be vulnerable means you have to suffer as Christ suffered the abuse of many.

Potiphar's wife saw this in Joseph and found him to be appealing. I can imagine her being a very aggressive and assertive woman. Good grief would be the heavy sigh of Joseph at each encounter. She let him have it with both barrels of her lovely protruding breasts and cleavage, along with the vapor of each hot and steamy breath. Joseph could hardly resist her advances which he longingly looked forward to.

What could Potiphar do? He’d never seen her act this way before. Joseph he knew was a man of God and he trusted him fully. But how much can any man be expected to take? Would he really succumb to her desires? The Bible does not specifically say that he does, but we find him stripped of his outer garment at least perhaps actually naked. I will talk more about this later.

With the right male and female combination the interactions between them can become quite a stimulating experience. Potiphar's wife and Joseph had such an experience. She was an aggressive female in contrast to his personality traits. Whatever their intentions are, or the consequences are men and women have been playing this game from the beginning. In fact, it is the best game in town.

And many a man has fallen either into the arms of a woman or fallen into another situation. Is it really worth it? When it happens the answer must be yes. If they make their way of escape they miss the woman. There will always be that nagging question in the back of their minds, "What if?" Men are like that. They will never forget that woman.

In the case of Joseph Potiphar's wife was after him for God knows how long. I have heard many say that Joseph was not at fault that he was taken advantage of. That he did his best to avoid a situation with her, but she finally nabbed him. Perhaps I see things a little differently because I'm not trying to be religious but instead I'm being real up close and personal. Hey, the Bible says to worship our LORD God in spirit and in truth. Not to hide behind religion.

Joseph was just a man like any other man with like passions. Jesus was the only man who could resist temptation he was God in the flesh. Joseph was placed in charge of Potiphar's household. He knew intimately every coming and going on. That was his job. He did it well and the LORD prospered Potiphar's house because of Joseph. But Joseph was not a married man.

He did not receive a wife until Pharaoh gave him one of his priest’s daughters to wed. And there was this woman who kept trying to seduce him into her bed. And being that she was Potiphar's wife you know she was fine. She knew how to be pleasing to the eye, sensual, and how to treat and talk to a man. Again, God knows how many times she approached Joseph. And Joseph was a young man under thirty years old so his hormones were in fine working order.

You can use your own imagination as to how she toyed with Joseph if you have ever been pursued by a woman. And you know he was enjoying every moment of this steamy interplay. He couldn't wait for her to show up and see what she would do this time. Each encounter was probably a little different. She wanted to allure him but keep him guessing. I'm sure he responded accordingly, but subtly so as not be overtly accused of actually encouraging her or participating. But I'm sure that others with an eye for romance could see what was going on and they enjoyed the show.

I don't know if she played with other men like that or to that extent. I think Joseph was just the type of man she wanted to treat that way. That appealed to her that way. He could take her advances again and again and never approached her letting her do all the leading and she loved it. It was a cat and mouse game. She would pounce on him every once and a while then let him go. It may have gotten to the point where Joseph had to go. She did not want to fall into temptation and lose all she had over a slave. But yet in still she wanted an intimate encounter that both he and she would always remember.

Well one day she sent for Joseph. It is at least two fold why I say Joseph was not entrapped by this woman. That he walked right in with his eyes open. He ran Potiphar's house. And in order to do so he had to have people who told him what was going in the house at any given time. He had to know the comings and goings of everything. That was his job. So he had to have been informed that something was going on at the house when she sent for him.

Secondly, even if he was not informed for some reason when he walked inside Joseph should have known right away that something was amiss. After all he was a sensitive man. "Where is everyone? Where is my help and witnesses in case she wanted to play more games" he could have asked himself and those that had remained. Many of the servants who should be there were not around. She had sent them away.

He could have high-tailed-it out of there as soon as he saw what was going on. He knew what she was like. He knew or at least thought he knew what she wanted. But instead he goes into her chambers and there she is, looking finer than ever. She had her toe nails did, her finger nails polished. She was wearing the best of perfumes and body oils, and her hair was all that. She probably had on her most intimate bedtime apparel fit only for her king Potiphar to see her wearing. His jaw must have fallen to the ground when he saw her, and it was too late now to make his escape as he did the other times. He had gone too far this time. He couldn't move.

He was captivated. She slowly moved close to him, and he watched every move she made. He did not want to miss any of this. He was enjoying every moment. This is the type of thing that memories are made of. If he never touched her he would be satisfied. This vision of beauty and loveliness and sensuality would forever be seared in his memory.

But something happened that snapped him out of his trance. When she got within arms reach she grabbed him by his garment. She did not wrap her arms around him as he may have imagined she would. She did not speak to him as he may have imagined she would. She did not just stand there so he could enjoy her loveliness as he may have imagined she would. She did not lead him to her bed finally as he may have imagined she would. Not knowing what to do he fled. And in order to get away he had to leave his garment behind. Can you imagine the trauma he went through when he got back to his room? It was pure agony and it was ecstatic.

Another possibility is this. Joseph entered her bed chambers willing to go all the way finally. I already mentioned they were all alone. Perhaps he thought it was all good. I say this because he left his garment behind. Now I can't imagine his garment being so loosely attached to his body that it would fall off or could be easily removed by someone just grabbing hold to it.

It must have had a belt or some means to secure it to his body. If it snagged in the door he could have found himself improperly dressed until he retrieved his garment. So he must have found himself in a compromising situation whereby he was found with his garment loosely fitting or removed by his own choosing. Had it been securely attached she would have had to fight him to remove his garment. If she grabbed hold of him he could have just stood there, and everyone would see what she was up too. No I don't think Joseph was innocent at all and I don't blame him. It would not be the first time or the last time Gods people had sex or produced children for his purposes.

He probably never did nor wanted to recover from that experience. She just would not go away. He was just a slave with a dream, what could they do for him with God on his side? He was already in Egypt, the capital of the world. He had to face her. He had to see what she would do with just her and him around. And he was willing to pay the cost to find out. He was vulnerable; he could take what ever was thrown at him.

Memories like that are expensive. There is a price to pay for the games men and women play. You have to love women to know what I am talking about. How many men get an opportunity to have a relationship with a woman like that? But like other woman in this book I'm explaining how what she did was purposeful. It was not for Joseph to stay in charge of Potiphar's household.

To fulfill the dream God gave him, what God had planned for him he had to move on. He knew that. God used his sensitivity and vulnerability, and Potiphar's wife to send him where he had to be next at the right time. If you read the story of Joseph you will find that many people did things at the right time to expedite his rise to governor of Egypt, Africa.

Ruth and her Boaz

The Courtship of Ruth and Boaz

A divine appointment A marriage made in heaven

To understand the story of Ruth and Boaz you have to go back to the book of Genesis, the book of Numbers, then the book of Ruth. The genealogy of people in the Bible is very interesting if not important because of what it reveals about his-story.

How one event is linked to another to accomplish the purpose's of God. It also reveals the activities of men and woman living ordinary lives having natural sexual relations between men and women, and that they are not even aware of how what they are presently doing will affect future generations. The men God chose to document these events wrote much of the Bible as a commentary having the hindsight to link events together. We have the same opportunity to write commentary’s of our own as we study the Bible.

As it turns out Ruth is in the lineage of Jesus Christ! That makes it at least interesting to try and find out who her ancestors were and what roles they played in Biblical history. Were they significant characters? Let me begin with this little bit of Bible history as it relates to Ruth.

The LORD heard cries that there was much evil in the area of Sodom and Gomorrah. So he came to find out for himself just how evil they were in the form of three persons the blessed trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. They first stopped at Abrahams home to discuss the matter with him. After much pleading by Abraham to spare the city he was satisfied that God would not destroy anyone if he found ten righteous souls. The Holy Spirit lifted back to heaven leaving the Father called the judge by the Sodomites and Jesus to go to Sodom and Gomorrah for their judgment day.

After arriving at Lot's house Abraham's nephew all the males from those cities and the plains about them came and surrounded Lot's house. They cried out to Lot to let them have sex with the angels saying one of them is a judge. Lot offered them his two virgin daughters instead who were married to two of the males who were Sodomites obviously so, for their husbands did not want to have sex with them. They also refused Lot's daughters preferring to have sex with the angels.

Lot became very judgmental against them for being homosexuals and seeking sex with the angels. Seeing he was on the angels side instead of theirs they became wrathful against Lot and were about to force their advances against him as well. The angels quickly pulled Lot into the house. The men then sought to break down the door so the angels had to blind them to protect Lot and themselves.

Imagine that the welcoming committee who was sent to receive angels, God, were males who wanted to sexually abuse them. Notice I use the word males instead of men, for the Bible does not refer to them as men, men have the righteousness of God males don’t. They were so depraved they did not even care if angels have any sexual organs. There desire was to kill them. If you read about a similar situation with the tribe of Benjamin you will find that they were bisexual. After being denied a man of Israel they took his concubine, had sex with her all night long and her man found her dead the next morning. Sodomites among Israel were removed after the kingdom split as well.

They wanted to kill the angels as well as Lot. That is why every male showed up even from all the surrounding plains. The angels instructed Lot to gather his son in laws, daughters, and his wife and leave for they were about to destroy Sodom, Gomorrah, and the surrounding plains, and all the inhabitants therein. Even though they were warned Lot's son in laws refused to leave with him. Neither did anyone else except his wife and daughters. That is less than ten people which God promised Abraham it made for four. But were all four of them righteous? Lot pleaded with the angels to spare one city that they could go to and live. The angels spared the city of Zoar.

When they arrived at the city of Zoar, Lot's wife looked back at the cities that were being destroyed. The angels had warned them not to do so, but her heart was not with God but with the inhabitants that were judged to be destroyed. When she turned around she was instantly turned into a pillar of salt. So the last count was three righteous souls God spared.

The city of Zoar was just as wicked as the rest. So lot and his daughters lived in a cave in Zoar. His daughters knowing there was no one righteous in the city that could preserve Lot's seed decided to bare children by their father Lot. One night the firstborn got Lot drunk and had sex with him. The second night his second born got him drunk and had sex with him. He was not aware that either of them had sex with him and both of them conceived and bore male children.

Now why is this event in Biblical history not only interesting but important? Well his firstborn daughter bore a son who she named Moab, and he is the father of the Moabites. And Ruth is a descendant of her and Lot whom Naomi brought back from the country of Moab. Ruth was a Moabite. His other daughter bore a son who she named Ben-ammi, the father of the Ammonites.

Both families became pagans and enemies of Israel. But because of what Lot's daughters did we have Ruth a virtuous woman who gave up her people and their gods for the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and his people Israel. Not only that King David descended from her and she also is in the lineage of Jesus Christ along with a host of other seemingly unlikely people.

So what else do we know of the Moabites and the Amorites? Well Israel sent messengers to the king of the Amorites asking permission to pass through their land along the kings highway. They promised not to eat anything from his land nor drink from his waters. Their request was denied. Instead the king chose to fight against Israel. As it turned out God was with Israel and they defeated the Amorites, took their land, and moved into their cities.

Here is where the Moabites enter the picture. Israel set up camp in the plains of Moab by Jericho. Having seen what Israel did to the Amorites, Moab was afraid of them. They went to the elders for fear they would take their land. Balak was the king at this time and had also witnessed what Israel had done.

He sent messengers to Balaam the prophet to curse Israel. They went to him with rewards for divination, and Balaam went to the LORD on their behalf. God was very angry with Balaam for being a prophet for hire against the people that he was to be a prophet. He was to come to God for the benefit of his people declaring what God would have him to say.

But instead he accepted money from pagans, came to God with their requests all the while knowing that God would deny them. He even told the king that God would deny them, but for money he came before God three times. We find later in the book of Numbers that God had Balaam slain with the sword.

With that little bit of background material let us go on to the story of Ruth and Naomi. There was a time when the judges ruled that there was a famine in the land. Elimelech of Bethlehem decided to take his family to the country of Moab. The name of his wife was Naomi, and his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. While they were there Elimelech died. Her two sons married women of Moab by the names of Orpah and Ruth.

They lived there about ten years, and her two sons died. Naomi received word that the LORD had made provision for his people and she began to head home. She told her daughters in law to return to their respective mother's house, and the LORD would deal kindly with them as they have dealt with her husband, sons and her as well.

Both Orpah and Ruth said they desired to return to
Bethlehem with Naomi, but she insisted, and said to them she has no more sons to bear for them to wed. That she was too old to have another husband, and the hand of the LORD had come against her.

They began to cry again and spoke many words, and Orpah kissed Naomi and went back to her people and her gods. However Ruth stayed with her. An again Naomi tried to persuade her to return to her people, but Ruth was insistent upon staying with her. She begged Naomi to not make her stay in Moab, or stop her from following her to Bethlehem saying wherever you go I will go, wherever you stay I will stay, thy people will be my people, and your God my God. Where you lie there will I die, and will be buried. The LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death separate you and I. Naomi saw that her heart was truly with her and they went to Bethlehem together.

When they arrived they recognized her and asked if she was in fact Naomi. She asked them not to call her Naomi but Mara, for she said the Almighty had dealt with her bitterly. That she had gone out full, and the LORD brought her home empty. The LORD had testified against her and afflicted her.

Little did she know of the package the LORD sent her to bring back to the future children of Israel: to fulfill purposes of God. That his son Jesus was to be born through Ruth’s womb, become flesh and dwell among us. He was to die that we may have life eternal, and that our sins would be remembered no more. If Ruth knew that she would have considered herself blessed and not bitter. How so we should not be bitter either for we know not what our works accomplish in God’s plan.

How much the more so should we consider ourselves blessed when we have so great a cloud of witnesses that came before us that testify of the greater works of God throughout all generations? That we should take joy in knowing we are a part of the unknown manifested glory of God through the works we do for him. To him alone be the glory for we know not what we do for him.

It was the beginning of the barley harvest when Naomi and Ruth arrived in Bethlehem. Naomi had a kinsman of her husband Elimelech, Boaz. Boaz was a mighty man of wealth. His father was Salmon and his mother was Rahab. Rahab was the harlot that hid the two spies of Israel when they came to her place of business. She also supplied them with the information the spies needed about the mental state of the citizens of Jericho.

She told them that they had heard the reputation of Israel and their God, and were very fearful of them. She also made a way of escape for them, and sent the guards in the wrong direction. The spies promised to spare her and her family when they destroyed the city. So they would know which room they were in she was to place a scarlet scarf hanging visibly from her window. Who would have thought that the LORD would also include her in the lineage of Jesus Christ?

Here we see again in this event from biblical history as is often the case in the Bible the workings of God Almighty in the affairs of people through them, and by controlling the circumstances surrounding them. Let's looks at the meetings as they were divinely connected. I'll indicate them by number.

During a conversation with Naomi, Ruth asked her to let her go into the field and glean ears of corn, after whose sight she shall find grace. Naomi said, go my daughter. 1. So Ruth gleaned in the fields after the reapers, but the amount she gleaned was to light on a part of the field belonging to Boaz. Imagine that. The field she happened on belonged to Naomi's near kinsman, but she was not aware of that. You will see the significance of a near kinsman as you read on.

Boaz took notice of her and asked his servant who was over the reapers who she was. The servant answered she was the Moabite woman that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab. That she had asked if she could glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves and has continued ever since.

Boaz then had a talk with Ruth having these words to say to her: Do not glean in any other field neither depart from this place, but abide here fast by my maidens. Keep your eyes on the fields that they do reap and follow them. I have instructed the young men that they shall not touch you, and you may drink of which the young men have drawn. Ruth fell on her face and bowed herself to the ground.

Ruth asked Boaz why she had found grace in his eyes seeing that she was a stranger. And Boaz answered it has been fully shown to me all that thou have done unto they mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I am aware that you have left your father, and your mother, and your home land, and have come to live with a people which you did not know beforehand. The LORD recompense thy work and a full reward be given you of the LORD God of Israel under whose wings you have come to trust.

Ruth then asked Boaz to let her also find favor in his sight, and she called him Lord: because you have comforted me, and because you have spoken friendly to your handmaiden though it be not like unto one of thine handmaidens. This last line was spoken of Ruth indicating she wanted a closer relationship with him. Boaz picked up on it and asked her join him and the others at mealtime saying come and join them and eat of the bread, and dip your morsel in the vinegar.

And Ruth sat beside the reapers, and Boaz reached her parched corn and she did eat and was sufficed. They had gotten a little closer. Then she left. When she arose to glean Boaz commanded his young men to let her even glean among the sheaves and rebuke her not. She gleaned an ephah of barley.

She took the barley and went to see her mother-in-law Naomi. Naomi saw what Ruth had brought to her and what remained after her appetite was satisfied. And Naomi asked her where she gleaned today and where did she visit? Blessed be he that took knowledge of you. And she showed Naomi with whom she had visited and said the man's name was Boaz. Naomi then said blessed be he of the LORD who has not left off his kindness to the living and the dead. This man is a near of kin to us one of our next kinsmen!

Ruth added that she is to stay with his young men until they have finished all his harvest. Naomi seeing the providence of God and a future husband for Ruth instructed her to go out with his maidens and no other fields. So she did so until the end of the barley and wheat harvests and resided with Naomi.

The first divine appointment was when Ruth met Boaz a near kinsman. A near kinsman has the responsibility if he accepts it to wife his dead brother's spouse if she did not bear him a son to carry on his name. In this case, Ruth's husband died without her bearing him a son.

And here we have a kinsman of Naomi who to Ruth has already been shown grace and favor, and she has displayed an interest in him as well as him in her. She called herself his handmaiden but not like his other handmaidens, and Boaz invited her to join him for dinner. These were the first steps in the courtship of Ruth and Boaz.

Having told Naomi all that had taken place between them, and now that the harvest season was over, Naomi in her wisdom told Ruth that she would seek a place for her to rest comfortably, and all would be well for her. She instructed Ruth on what to do next to secure such a relationship with Boaz. Boaz who was their kindred with whose maidens she was with. She told Ruth that Boaz winoweth barley tonight in the threshing floor having knowledge of his whereabouts.

She told Ruth to wash herself and anoint herself, and put raiment upon her, and go to the threshing floor where he was. But she told Ruth not to make herself known to Boaz until he has finished eating and drinking. And after he lies down to sleep to make note of the place he lays and then go in and uncover his feet and lay down. He will then tell you what to do. Ruth agreed to do all that she was told of Naomi.

When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry from the wine, he laid down at the end of the heap of corn falling fast asleep. Ruth, who was watching all his activities throughout the night came softly to him, uncovered his feet and lay down. At midnight Boaz woke up afraid, and he turned and saw a woman lying at his feet and he said, "Who are you?" And she answered, "I am Ruth your handmaiden, and because I am spread your skirt over your handmaiden for you are a near kinsman."

Boaz told Ruth that she is blessed of the LORD. That she had shown him more kindness at this time than she did in the beginning. He felt much honored and pleased that she had chosen him instead of following after young men whether they were poor or rich. So he said now fear not I will do to you all that you require for the people of this city know that you are a virtuous woman.

He told her that there was a possibility that there might be a problem that there is another kinsman nearer to her than him. He asked her to wait here tonight. In the morning he will find out if he wants to perform the part of the kinsman. If he does then let him do so, but if he does not I will do the part of a kinsman to you. This was his marriage proposal to
Ruth. And she laid at his feet until the morning, but rose before light so no one would know or recognize her if they did awake.

He told her to not let anyone know that a woman she came into the threshing floor that night. He also said to bring the veil she was wearing and hold it. When she held it he measured six measures of barley and put it in her veil. She then went into the city and came upon Naomi. When Naomi saw her she said,"Who art thou my daughter?" And Ruth told her all that the man had done for her. Then Naomi said to sit still until you know how the matter will fall: for the man will not rest until he has finished the thing this day.

2. Boaz that morning went up to the gate and the kinsman he spoke of came by. He asked the kinsman to sit with him, and he also took ten men of the elders of the city to sit with them. He then began to talk of Ruth addressing the kinsman for he was his concern. He had gathered them all to settle the matter. He talked of Naomi that had returned from the country of Moab that she had a parcel of land to sell that belonged to her husband and their brother Elimelech, and he thought to advertise it to him to buy before the inhabitants and the elders of their people. He continued with questioning if he would redeem it or not.

If he would then do so but if not let him know right now because there is none other that can redeem it besides him and himself, and he can not redeem it unless his kinsman chooses not to. And he will if his kinsman chooses not to redeem the land. Then Boaz explained to him in the hearing of the witnesses that if he were to buy the parcel of land he must also buy Ruth the wife of Mahlon one of Naomi's sons who died in Moab, such that his name shall continue and his family will receive his inheritance.

Now Orpah who was married to Naomi's son Chilion chose to stay in Moab her home land. And in doing so she remained a pagan and worshiped other gods, rejecting the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Yhwh. There are no syllables in the Hebrew language, and the Hebrews chose to lose the correct pronunciation of Gods name saying it was too holy. But God gave us his name to use, and as usually the case religious and pious people think they know better than God. For some reason they claim to honor him by denying him what he has written, and what he has done as in the use of his name.

I wonder what glory was to follow when the saints of God were to use that name. The one he gave us to use. But now he has given us a name above all names that every knee shall bow and confess. This name has not been lost but has continued for 2000 years. It will not be lost. It is so great even people of other religions know and claim the name wanting him to be a part of their religion. For that reason even some of them are saved. That great name is Jesus.

As you can see Oprah also by staying behind to worship man made gods denied the name of Chilion to be carried forth, and his inheritance was forfeited to be disposed of by his mother Naomi.

After hearing all that Boaz had told him about the transactions he desired to fulfill with Naomi, and the conditions that were included in the sale of the parcel of land, the kinsman declined to redeem it. He said that it may mar his own inheritance and told Boaz to redeem his right to himself because he cannot redeem.

This was in a former time in Israel concerning redeeming and changing to confirm all things. To conclude the matter having reaching an agreement, a meeting of the minds, a man plucked off his shoe and gave it to his neighbor; and this is a testimony in Israel. Therefore the kinsman said to Boaz, "Buy for thee." And Boaz took off his shoe, and spoke to all the elders and the people saying, "Ye witness this day that I have bought all that Elimelech's, and all that of Chilion and Mahlon the son's of Naomi.

Even the more so Ruth the wife of Mahlon I have purchased to be my wife to raise up the name of Mahlon to continue his inheritance to future generations, and such that his name shall not be cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place. And they said, “We are witnesses!” The LORD make the woman that is come into your house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel, and do thou worthily in Ephratah and be famous in Bethelem.

Rachel and Leah were Jacob's wives. Jacob was Isaac's son who was the son of Abraham. Rachel and Leah were Laban's daughters. Laban was Rebecca's brother and Rebecca was the mother of Jacob. Jacob was sent to live with Laban after acquiring his birthright when Esau sold it to him for a meal. God had told Rebecca that the birthright belonged to Jacob when the twins were yet in her belly.

Esau despised his birthright and God hated him. Between Rachel, Leah, and their handmaiden's God birthed twelve sons who were the father's of the twelve tribes of Israel. Israel is the name given to Jacob by God after he wrestled with an angel in his dream.

They also said Let your house be like the house of Pharez whom Tamar bare unto Judah of the seed which the Lord shall give you of this young woman. When you read the account of Judah and Tamar you will find gain God at work in the affairs of men and women. Judah eldest son was married to Tamar but was found to be wicked in the sight of the LORD so God slew him. As in this case the next kinsman was his younger brother.

But this son was found to be wicked also and would not make her pregnant. He just wanted sex and would spill his seed on the ground instead of in her womb. The LORD slew him also. Judah was concerned that his youngest son might face the same fate so he sent Tamar away to live with her father. And he promised her when his son came of age she could wed him. Then get this Judah's wife died!

After reading the whole account I looked to understand the workings of God in this elimination of people who were not part of his purpose. Read on and you will see, and see why I find this to be fascinating as well as other processes of God to
fulfill his purposes uniting men and women in a sexual bond, producing fruit that is important to building his kingdom as well as ushering Messiah the Christ.

Eventually Judah had to go out of town and someone told Tamar of his pending trip and destination. She exclaimed that his son had come of age but was not yet wed to her so she dressed the part of a harlot and went to the destination of Judah. When Judah saw her by a fountain he thought she was a harlot so he negotiated a wage for her sexual favors. She thus became pregnant and bore twins one of which was Pharez.

So you see after all it was Judah's seed that was required. His son's and his wife had to be eliminated from the picture in order that he and Tamar would produce the child of destiny. God made sure that he and Tamar produced the child that would be in the lineage of Jesus Christ, Pharez. Obviously his name was great among his people to receive such an honor and his seed. Boaz was a mighty and wealthy man able to pass his inheritance throughout his generations to follow.

3. So Boaz took Ruth and she was his wife, and when he went unto her the LORD gave her conception. She bore him a son. And the women said to Naomi blessed the LORD which has not left you this day without a kinsman that his name may be famous in all Israel. And he shall be unto you a restorer of thy life and a nourisher of thine old age for your daughter in law which loves you, which is better to you than seven sons has born him. And Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom and became a nurse to him. And the women her neighbors gave him a name saying, "There is a son born to Naomi" And they called his name Obed. He is the father of Jesse who is the father of king David who married Bathsheba.

Lovemaking to the birth of Christ

Revealing the Family Members of Christ
Deep Dark Secrets

There are Things about Christ’s family no one will talk about in Church. They don’t want to encourage church members to behave like Jesus family members behaved. They don’t want people to think that sinning like that if it actually was making love produced Jesus Christ our LORD and Savior. And of course they don’t want church members to behave in like manner. And they have to protect the young lest they fall into this same temptation. But you have to ask yourself this question first, “What is marriage?”

What is marriage? It is a union of a male and a female that is joined together as one flesh. The purpose is for companionship equally yoked for sexually pleasure among other things as well, and to replenish and fill the earth with more of Gods children.

The unsaved are not included as Gods children but to show us our salvation seeing and even tasting some of God’s wrath for ourselves. They are a witness of God’s guiding light in our own lives and the simple Godly pleasures and provisions he provides on a daily bases. Plus we are about the work of the ministry. There is no condemnation towards us from God for we are led by his Spirit the Holy Ghost. The world will condemn us and persecute us because they are not of his light and walk in darkness.

We don’t even understand the mystery of marriages, having taken God’s place in the holy matrimony in churches and through our governments, substituting for the Most High God. Lawyers and Church want to even take responsibility for putting a woman away which Moses allowed only because the heart of man is so corrupt. We were never designed to be divorced. Filthy lucre is the motivation for control of marriage.

Substituting for God in any sense of the word is not the thing to do. You put yourself at odds with God and in spiritual bondage. Marriage is a free institution for a woman and a man to love one another as God would see fit for it to be, designed for this one flesh union as soul mates perhaps even for eternity. The marriage bed is undefiled so any pleasure they enjoy is up to them alone.

But man is so evil, and man is so wicked, and man won’t even take the time to study the Bible to find out these things themselves. They are always following other nations, the world system, the devil, idolatry, and every wind of doctrine they have include as marriage today even homosexuals that God poured his wrath upon more than once. If we were to just go back to the root of marriage, Adam and Eve, we find there was not the church, not the government and no witnesses to confirm the wedding, and no marriage vows that can’t be kept or even considered. They just wanted to be together.

In fact they had to populate the whole earth. That leads to a lot of questions as to them making love to their own children to accomplish this. It seems to me they had to. Morals are a man made idea of the wicked. Morals won’t get you into heaven as with any other work of the flesh. You have to be obedient to God as you have read in this book; you must be born again, and even in lovemaking an extremely intimate act that is required of us by God for our own good and for our health of mind, body soul and spirit.

Anyone who has made love can attest to this fact. We can’t live normal lives without it. It makes us whole. I feel sorry for anyone who has not experienced lovemaking and especially those who were told not to but wait for the right circumstances, worldly circumstances to dictate when they do which is often the case in church. The church is in a sad state of affairs today. God has turned many over to men burning after men, and women burning after women, and preaching doctrines of demons from the pulpit. Many are finding out too late. Is there hope for them?

They want to call love making sin? Or maybe, just maybe, they don’t have the right idea about sin? Is it necessary? Is it truly sinful? I won’t go into the purpose of the law right now. It is an exhaustive study that is not taught. I have written about it and other hot topics in, “I like to Study Book One and Book Two.” But I will say that the law was not perfect. Jesus fulfilled it and it was done away and he ushered in a new covenant with even better promises at his death.

The law was only a tutor not meant to be kept and could not be kept. If you break just one of the laws you break all of the laws. As far as the law is concerned we are in the same position as Adam and Eve; it only takes one mistake to send a soul to hell if that were to be the case. Thank God for Jesus saving me that is the only way to make it into eternity.

And ultimately what are the consequences for some people for committing sexual acts that are frowned upon today? Somewhere around 20,000 years later Jesus was born? Somewhere around 2,000 years after that his birth I was born? How terrible that we were all born! Some people don’t like the way things turned out. If they were God they would do things differently. Or it is because God gave us all these choices we just love to choose the wrong ones instead of the good ones until were are good and ready to go to heaven if we want to.

Today there is so much teaching of the doctrine of demons by demons. Some are even being hired as pastors of Church buildings filled with tares. They have run away the true believers the elect of God. For some reason they think the Church is a building. Are the wrong people being frowned upon?

There are so many that are like sheep that have gone astray to follow every new doctrine that blows into town. They would rather believe a lie and God has given them a strong delusion, much like the Pharaoh of Egypt so they will believe a lie.

The Bible is the only source God has provided that shed’s the truth upon what is a lie! It will open blind eyes to see and deaf ears to hear. If we could just get people to read the Bible instead reading and believing opinions!

Today we have the education and so much technology that we are without excuse for not learning the word of God. All that we need is at our fingertips. And once the word of God is in us God through the Holy Spirit can activate it like he did with Saul who became Paul and give us understanding. Paul studied all his life with the best minds. But it takes the mind of Christ in us to gain wisdom and understanding.

At the same time today we have the greatest onslaught of false teachings than we have ever had in history, which make full use of technology to deceive many. Even the elect if that were possible, but it is not possible. Jesus said it this way, “He has shortened the days such that the elect will not be deceived.” He has not lost one of us. Many of the elect have been asleep but are now waking up to the truth because it is time, and God is revealing the truth of his word to us.

Many have committed sins that are condemned by the church as practices that we should never commit. But are we any different than them? What would have happened if a man or a woman could have prevented just one of these sins, and broke the chain of births that led to the Birth of Jesus Christ? Someone that we would consider being moral, ethical, and had the best of intentions.

We are so shortsighted that God has to control all of our lives. Since the beginning procreation has continued filling the earth with people chosen before the foundation of the earth unto salvation. God the Father gave them to his son Jesus even died before the foundation of the earth. And we don’t have to worry about the other guy’s and gals. God has it covered.

God told us that there are two types of people that come from the womb of Eve the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman. The seed of the woman have their names written in the Lambs book of life before the foundation of the earth and they will not be blotted out. We are privy to watch Gods plan unfold. The only sin is the sin against God and that is unbelief. In John chapter 3 God said they are condemned already because they do not believe in the name of Jesus. Many choose worship a counterfeit Jesus, a partial Jesus, not the whole Jesus the part they like. Or they give their God the same name.

Will the real family of Jesus please stand up and just say, “Yes LORD. I will not deny you by being in denial for only the truth can really set me free.”

I will conclude with the following: heterosexual activity not condemned by God in the Old Testament. Some in Jesus lineage and others not in his lineage

Abraham & Sarah produced Isaac and Ishmael. He married his half sister
Abraham married his half sister. They both have the same father Terah but they had different mothers.

Isaac & Rebekah produced Jacob and Esau. He pretended his wife was his sister
Like his father Abraham, Isaac asked his wife Rebekah to say she was his sister for he feared losing her, but he lied about her being his sister she was not his sister.

Jacob produced 12 sons and 1 daughter. Four women bore his children
Jacob had two wives and two hand maidens that bore him twelve sons and a daughter. Two of the women were sisters. God was all in the mix opening and closing their wombs. The women competed to bear his children. His sons are the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel. God changed Jacob’s name to Israel and the land of Canaan was changed to Israel also which is called Palestine today.

Judah & Tamar produced Pharez. He bore two sons through his daughter-in-law Tamar was married to Judah’s born fist son who God killed because he was evil. She was to produce a child from Judah but he was not aware of it to continue his son’s seed as a near kinsman. He was reluctant to give her his last son. All the others were killed by God. Even his wife died making him the likely candidate.

The only reason he came unto her is because she played the part of a harlot and she conceived after one sexual encounter. After all was said and done he called her more righteous than he. “She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.” And she bore him twins, one of which is important in Jesus Family, Pharez.

He is important because through him came Boaz who married Ruth producing Obed through who came Jesse through who came King David.

Rahab and Salmon produced Boaz. She was a harlot

Joshua the son of Nun was sent out of Shittim with two men to spy secretly to view the land of Jericho. They went directly to the harlot's house who was named Rahab and lodged there. The city was to be accursed and all that dwell in there to the LORD.

Only Rahab the harlot was to live and her house hold because she hid the messengers that we sent. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish not with them that were unbelievers when she had received the spies with peace. Rahab the harlot was justified by works when she had received the messengers, and had sent out another way. She married Salmon and she bore for him Boaz who married Ruth.

Boaz married Ruth. She is a child of incest
Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons. And they took them wives of the women of Moab. The Moabites are the people from Lot and his oldest daughter after Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities were destroyed by fire from heaven. God himself sent it down upon them in judgment for there homosexual acts. Notice God did not condemn Lot and his daughters for heterosexual activity.

One of their names was Orpah, and the name of the other was Ruth: and they dwelled in Moab about ten years. Her sons Mahlon and Chilion died and Naomi was left without a husband and two sons. Orpah decided to remain a pagan but Ruth chose to be with Ruth and her God. Lot’s wife chose to die with the homosexuals rather than be with God.

Lot and his two daughters. He committed incest with his two daughters
Lot had sex with his two daughters after the homosexuals were destroyed by God who appeared as three persons first to Abraham then one ascended. Two persons remained and one of them was the Judge. God came to see how wicked they were for himself. The homosexuals from all the surrounding plains came to know them in a sexual way and were destroyed. God judged righteously. From the oldest daughter came the Moabites and Ruth

His oldest daughter said to the younger, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

And on the next day, the firstborn said unto the younger, I laid last night with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab, the father of the Moabites. And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Benammi, the father of the children of Ammon or the Ammonites.

King David & Bathsheba produced King Solomon
And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. David had him killed in battle by instruction to Joab. And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bares him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

King Solomon had 700 wives, 300 concubines and countless virgins
But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

David married Saul’s daughter
And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king's son in law.

Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which was of Gallim.

God gave David Saul’s wives
And Nathan the prophet said to David, I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's (Saul) wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.

David had many wives
And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife. And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife. David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.

And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

Men had several wives
And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

And he (Esau) rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;

And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives. And his concubine that was in Shechem, she also bare him a son, whose name he called Abimelech. And Gideon the son of Joash died in a good old age, and was buried in the sepulchre of Joash his father, in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.

Now there was a certain man and his name was Elkanah, and he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. Hannah eventually bore the prophet Samuel.

Marrying Strange wives, unequally yoked
And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto the tribe of Benjamin and Judah after returning from captivity, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel. Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives. Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do.

But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing. Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.

And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month. And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah. And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin. Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives? And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son in law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.

Solomon and the Shulamite women. She was sexually aggressive

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. A bundle of myrrh is my well beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards. Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck. How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised. I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate. His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me. I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

King Solomon & Nathan from Bathsheba
And these be the names of those that were born unto him (David) in Jerusalem; Shammuah, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,

Mary from Nathan Solomon’s brother from Bathsheba Luke 3:23-38 (KJV)
… which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,

Joseph from Solomon Matthew 1:6-17

And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

All the way to Jesus Christ!
Jesus is often referred to as, "The Lion from the tribe of Judah," but as you can see he is also a descendent of Judah himself. What can you say about harlotry, fornication, incest, adultery, and murder after reading about Jesus' family tree? And I did not list all the sins or sinners. We needed Jesus Christ and that is how he got here. And we need him to take care of our sin problem. You know he had to be God with a family history like that and he himself remained sinless!

Ephesians 1:4 (KJV)
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Romans 8:29-30 (KJV)
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-15 (KJV)
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

Matthew 19:11-12 (KJV)
11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

Genesis 2:7 (KJV)
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 3:14-15 (KJV)
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

2 Thessalonians 2:8-17 (KJV)
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Romans 1:19-28 (KJV)
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient

Romans 1:31-32 (KJV)
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

John 4:21-24 (KJV)
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Phil 2:12-13 (KJV)
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Luke 11:2 (KJV)
When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.