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Saturday, July 31, 2004
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
"The meek will he guide in judgement: and the meek will he teach his way." ~Psalm25/9
--> Meek. The word means in the dictionary one who shows patience and humility and is submissive. Meek is often associated with weakness, lowly, a "push over." But Daysman sees it as teachable. Am I teachable? Sometimes I am, other times I am not. This is something that I do not laugh at though. Those who are not teachable, who do not learn from their situations often end up (unfortunately) dead. I have seen it with friends in drugs, with those who acquire STD's from sleeping with each other, for those who refuse to heed the advice of others. I want to be teachable. I want to be able to learn. I do not want to be ignorant, for if igorance is bliss, then why do they leave no impact upon life?
--> The world is changing, changing constantly. Beliefs are changing, changing constantly. If one does not have a foundation in something, they will be swept away into apathy and despair. One thing that I am noticing in my nation, is that many people are caught up in the delights of the temporary. They do not think about the long term affects...this is dangerous for many do not realize a culture war is ensueing within our nation. A war about abosolutes verses relative beliefs, a war over the very basis of right or wrong. Our governement is at a cross roads. A final battle is coming.
"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" ~Psalm27/1
--> If Daysman is my source, my source of truth, whom do I have to fear? Why should I hold back? They are trying to take away my rights...my right to even believe in a God? Or more specifically, a God of absolutes? I am not a fool! I did not choose this path because of philisophical preference! I chose it because it is the truth! The belief that I now walk in is the one I tried desperately to fight against. I have traded all for this faith and will give more in the future if I have to. For years I walked in darkness, and now that I have found the light they ask me to surrender it or else face their wrath? I am not afraid.
"When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell."
"Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident." ~Psalm27/2.3
--> What is the price of freedom? What will a man exchange for it? Why do people give up freedoms for "security" and "stability?" Freedom is something that is precious. It is a gift from God. It allows us to be human. Why do authorities desire to take these away? Do they not know that a nations greatness is determined by the liberties of it's people? Look at history and understand! I could go on about this forever, but I will not. I am angered by reports of tyranny, or rather the attempts of it by activist judges. Praise Daysman for his disciples who have fought off the attacks. But now we are drawn towards an Armageddon so to speak. It will be decided in November. We will see what happens. Although I will be heading into a region hostile towards my beliefs, I will not give up or fear. Though thousands oppose me and I become ostrocized by others, I will continue to persevere. Selah!
"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple." ~Psalm27/4
--> This is something that I seek...that we all seek. We just seek to follow our beliefs. Nothing more. If the battle turns against us, if the culture turns against us, if the final blow is given, we will not lay down and give up! We will continue and push on. They have slaughtered us by the thousands before our nation existed, and if we have to enter another persecution stage, then so be it. The truth is more important than political policies, more important than making some cash. "For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth." Selah!
- "For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock."
- "And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD."
- "Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me."
--> I know you are listening Daysman. You have answered hundreds if not thousands of prayers of mine. I will be waiting. I will be watching. I will be active in the truth. Enlighten my eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death. Selah!
Monday, July 26, 2004
--> If what makes your nation great is removed, can you survived? If the basis of your culture is grace, mercy and truth, and those are removed, what will happen? I feel that is what is happening with my culture. I am past the "worrying" stage about it though--but I do fear for my nephews and nieces growing up in it. Without a steady foundation in something, you are apt to fall down into despair and agony. That is not good at all.
"The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men." ~Psalm11/4
--> One of the things about God that puzzles me. He is constantly trying us, pushing our society to the limits. Why does he constantly seek more out of us than others? Why does he do it? I guess for our potential. Maybe because he wants us to "be all that we can be." It is funny to me. Before I met the Daysman, I was totally undisciplined in all my actions. Girls were "fun" to me, nothing more than toys. Money was irrelevant because we were all going to die anyway, and the only enjoyment I got out of life was living on the edge. I swore like a sailor, refused to do drugs (thought it was done) and was extremely pragmatic (the ends justify the means). But afterward...things changed. I think my whole perspective on reality has changed. Been more...refined so to speak. Women are people to me. Pragmatism doesn't always work (and often hurts those around you) and I can control my mouth with ease. Selah.
"I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." ~Psalm16/8
--> You know, the Daysman has put me in some crazy situations, some of them which (from my perspective) have almost gotten me killed! But I know that he has been with me and will continually be with me regardless of where I am at. I think the strangest thing is that those situations have proven to stretch me, despite my close calls with insanity (balancing college, Teen Mania, work, and friendships). But he has sustained my path and now I know where I am going. I no longer fear the future, but now embrace it. Yeah, I'm excited for the future. Selah!
"As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." ~Psalm17/15
--> To be like Daysman, someone who walked the earth without fault. That is the goal of every human, something that is unattainable. It is like a moth trying to reach the stars. We can not become, but we can try. As long as I strive for something better, it is alright, right? I mean, if we have no higher standard for our life, what is the purpose of it? We might as well as go around like the animals, and enjoy whatever food or sex that we get. I will strive for a higher standard...I will reach it by Daysman's might. Selah.
"For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness." ~Psalm18/28
--> Enlighten my darkness Daysman, help me to see the errors of my ways. Uphold me unto your truths, that I might be able to sustain my path in the dark seasons. If it were not for you, I would faint in the way. Help me to guide others into the truth, not just "great" sayings. "For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth." (1Corinthians13/8). Selah.
Sunday, July 25, 2004
"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." ~Psalm1/1.2
--> Where do my values lie? I always ponder this constantly. Are they based upon the ever changing circumstances of life, or upon the Daysman. My faith and hope should not be in this political system. There is no hope in that. My delight should--no will rest in the Lord, from where is my help. I will meditate upon his ways constantly, and I know I will prevail by doing so. Selah.
"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whasoever he doeth shall prosper." ~Psalm1/3
--> The Daysman has blessed me immensely for putting my faith in him. I remember when I wanted to travel to the Middle East, and need $1700 in two days. I did not know where to get the money so I prayed and low and behold, the Daysman provided! I am glad that he has shown much favor upon my life. Without him, there would be no hope for me.
"But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him." ~Psalm4/3
--> Confirmation for what Daysman has done in my life. Hmm...I wonder if I should start a prayer journal? In order to time how long it takes my God to answer prayer. Selah!
"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;"
"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"
"For thou has made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour."
"Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou has put all things under his feet." ~Psalm8/3.6
--> This is what confuses me about Daysman. Imagine creating the entire universe, as well as a mighty race of beings, then creating this feeble race called man. Then, placing the entire creation under his feet. Isn't that weird? I do not get it sometimes. But maybe I am not suppose to get it, and rather I am suppose to enjoy what he has given me. Like when its your birthday. You don't know the ultimate reason people celebrate it, but you are just suppose to enjoy it. Selah!
- Reference Psalm7/10 about Daysman's protection (Higgaion)
"The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble." ~Psalm9/9
--> Daysman, continue to guide me in your ways. You have been with me through fortune and famine, and have never forsaken me despite my faults. Help me to love those around me, and to see them as you see them. Guide me in all of your paths, and protect me from the evil one. Answer the prayer of my friends, and of those who are desperately trying to seek you out. Only in you will we all find freedom from our hellish life, and from the despair that often surrounds us. Strengthen us, uphold us by your power and authority, which is blessed for ever and ever. Selah!
Saturday, July 24, 2004
"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you."
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him." ~John13/14.17
--> I think this is one of the most puzzling things I have noticed about Jesus Christ (aka the Daysman). He never lorded his authority over others. I mean, if you had power over the entire universe, wouldn't you command action and expect it? But with his power he displayed responsibility, proving that power does not exist to be served, but rather to serve. We all have power at various levels. But are we serving those underneath us, enabling them to experience a better life or are we using power to make ourselves fat and gluttonous? Why is it that following his footsteps demands that I leave behind my selfish desires? I use to think of myself as a good person (I don't do drugs, I don't sleep around, I don't cuss as I use to). But he reveals my selfishness towards others. I still have that. I must get rid of it. I must serve--no meet the needs of others. That is my purpose towards my brethren on earth. Selah.
- Reference John13/19.20 about reaching out to others.
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." ~John13/34.35
--> Loving people even when they do not love you. Is it possible to love someone who utterly seeks your destruction? Can you focus your energy in caring for those who hate you? Even loving those who share similar thoughts you at times are angry with them. Loving them can be hard, frustrating and most of all, hard. But we must love them and care for them. I must look at them as God would look at them, realizing their potential that lies underneath. The past does not define us, but the future does. I must seek that and focus on that. But I must love them as they are in the present. Focus on that and never let go. Never let go to what they have for my life. Sometimes I feel low on my "love level," even towards my brethren. Even if I never see them again, I must still love them.
- Help me to love them Daysman, lest I fall away and become cold and apathetic. By doing so, I shall fulfill your will and complete the path that you have for me. Selah
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
"If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." ~John14/6.7
--> Daysman is the way towards salvation! He is also the way in my daily affairs. So many times I try to present myself just as I am before God, outside of his will and offer up petitions to him! But, when I am in his will, as well as the Daysman's, my prayers are answered rather swiftly! He has answered everything from getting Gmail, to understanding HTML, to find support for the church in India, he has answered all! I wonder if I should write a journal for answered prayers. Maybe I will, and do a timeline for it! Selah!
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."
"And whatsoever ye shall ask in my my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." ~John14/12.13
--> Greater works than Daysman? Can a man walk the earth and divide time into two? Look at it! We mark our calendars either B.C. or A.D. I do not understand how we can do greater works than Daysman himself, but I can accept the second part telling us that whatever we ask in his name shall be accomplished. Hmm...I think I will start another blogger charting my prayer activity. I will right after my Higgaion. Selah!
- Reference John14/16.17 about empowerment.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ~John14/27
--> I love this part of Daysman the most! No matter what happens in my life, how my nation goes, what direction I head into, I know that the Daysman will be there and will always be give his peace to me. Like the eye of a hurricane, I will remain calm despite my circumstances. I will overcome and move on. I will succeed by his power and grace. Daysman, I know that you are watching me, and I thank you for all that you have done for me. I can not wait to see you at the end of life, and bow before your throne. You have always been there for me and have been my closest friend as well as my master. May glory and honor go to you forever. Selah!
"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." ~John15/7
Friday, July 23, 2004
--> The time is now to act. To seek--to communicate. To go and to follow the foot steps of the one before me. I will go, I will not hold back...I will strive towards what the Daysman revealed to me in my Higgaion. I will not give up...I understand the purpose of my sacrifice. Why it is necessary.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."
"He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." ~John12/24.25
--> We are all here not because of our own will but because of his. I am here not of my own will but because of his. The desire for a Creator to know his own creation is what drives his mission, and what he compels us to do. Imagine talking to the Creator of the Universe on a day to day basis. Isn't that something most humans (if not all) desire in their hearts? In order for me to be the most effective for him, I am going to have to give Daysman my all. Everything. I can hold nothing back. The darkness has dwelt for too long. We have been saving ourselves for too long...waiting for the right "moment" when millions pass into eternity. I will no longer be ashamed.
"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out."
"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." ~John12/31.32
--> This is his promise to us. It is funny how we as "the elite" often look to changing political systems, business agencies, fiscal policies and even our own back yard but refuse to present the real issue to our neighbor. We are more concerned with stragtegy than with spirituality, more concerned with methods than with ministry. Whose plan is it any ways? Why do we waste time? There are many people around the world who do not have an opportunity to hear, to seek a better life. When the Daysman comes into a society two things usually happen. Either a physical/culture war ensues splitting families and friends or a culture is refined and the best is brought out of it while the worst is put away (end result of the first one). Why then do we hesistate from entering in the fray of battle? Are we too cowardly? Too "concerned" with society rather than individuals? I wonder, where do our priorities lie?
"Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me."
"And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me."
"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." ~John12/44.46
--> We are suppose to be lights of Daysman and unto his father Ancient of days. We are not to hold back anymore. We are suppose to bring light to dark areas, to random corners of the globe, to counter the forces of decay that are in the world. If not, who will?
- You can either curse the darkness, or light a candle (Chinese Proverb).
- "For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness."~Psalm18/28
- The choices we make in life have unlimited possibilities. All I can do is think about them. ~Rem Saverem
Am I shining my light to the world? (Higgaion)
"And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to jugde the world, but to save the world." ~John12/47
--> The world is waiting. What am I doing about it?
"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." ~John9/5
Thursday, July 22, 2004
So we have all heard of that poem by Robert Frost...I won't waste time here but if you are curious as to how it goes click here. Anyway, I was thinking...most people do not take the "road less traveled." Reasons being why?
- It is lonely
- It is harder
- It is more comfortable where people have been before
But what if we took the road less traveled? What if I took the road less taken? I know what that would mean. Separation from most of my current friends. Most of them would no longer be seen. I would simply "fade" into the background and disappear. But would the benefits outweighed the rewards? I feel as if I am once again in some conflict of choices.
I always ask the Daysman, why is it that I have to give up so much in order to gain things later? Should I travel this road alone? Would I be more effective for his cause? I remember what he told my mother. Would I have to sacrifice that much? What is the price of one's faith?
The days are counting down until I enter into the world again. Back with family again. I know the standards that I have to live by, the steps I have to take. I can honestly say my focus will not be America in general. Nor will it be my current friends affairs. I am looking outward...towards the east. I am looking away from the west. I am looking into...the future. Selah...
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Have you ever felt like you are at the edge of something unexpected? Something huge and undefined and as if opportunity is just waiting around the corner? I feel excited again! I will be leaving this place, this solar bubble and begin my exploration of the universe...My universe...the one inside of me!
Maybe that is one of the reasons I like space so much...because it is something that is just full of exploration. You know? Have you ever gazed at the heavens and wondered what was out there? Just look at them...here are some interesting little worlds that I have discovered (hidden ones that few pay attention to).
Here lies the moon Triton. A moon larger than Pluto that has geologic activity on its surface (well, geysers count, right). This moon boggles scientists because it orbits Neptune in a retrograde fashion (as in opposite direction of which the planet turns which is rare). Scientists have yet to explain how this is yet to be since this would imply it was captured (which defies even common logic?).
Now we are at Saturn...it's moon rather. This one is called Titan and is the only moon to have an atmosphere (well, at least thicker than Earth's). This moon is bigger than Mercury and may have frozen methane on the surface (which equals money). Selah!
And now entering Jupiter...this is Io. This is also known as the Lava World because that is basically what it is: a world full of lava. You would not want to be on this moon, not only because of the volcanic activity but also because Jupiter (as well as its 3 other large moons) constantly pull on the planet causing its "tidal" surface to rise 300 feet! Selah!
Last of all is Ida and it's little moon Dactyl. Ida is approximately 32 miles long (if I remember correctly) and has it's own lunar asteroid! Crazy, isn't it? Well, that's all thus far. I will have to post some other time. Anyway, hopefully I entertained myself with some cool and crazy images. Selah!
"The ticket to the future is always open." ~Rem Saverem
So, I know what you are thinking. Why are you quoting Anime? Hey buddy, there is hope in that statement. The ticket to the future is always open. This is a quote from a Japanese Anime Cartoon from a character named Rem Saverem. The Ticket to the future is always open. Do not let others assault you, take away your hope without a fight. You deserve the future! The past does not define us, but the future does! I have seen so many give up hope, merely because their hope was in their circumstances. Challenges ahead may frequently bring pain, but pain is temporary, while growth is permanent. It is the hope in this growth that we all seek, that we yearn for. The ability to place our faith in tomorrow is so key to us being human. If that is taken away from us, we will most certainly perish. WE WILL PERISH without hope! Selah!
And the trials may come. I know they will. But I am willing to lay down my life for the future, for the future of others around me. I seek the future, not today, not tomorrow, but a hundred years from now. The future is everything and it is in the future where we will rest in hope. God bless those of you with liberty, and persevere those of you lacking it. You have tasted freedom. Do not let anyone take that away. Selah!
"And if you keep your vision clear you will see the future. What happens in our future is our own responsibility." ~Rem Saverem
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
It is coming back again. I have dreaded it before. But I guess we shall see. I am seeing more activity amongst the masses. His emblem is becoming more fierce. But I know what the Daysman says.
"In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea." ~ISA27/1
I pray that it comes quickly. I will see you all at the end. Selah.
Sunday, July 18, 2004
Emelia) as it is a place that has free media and much persecution of liberty.
While we sit here in America, drinking our Coca-cola we forget that not everyone else is enjoying life. I currently have the liberty to say what I want, pray to whom I want (praise Daysman) and go where I want. Look at the pictures...does it stir up any feelings?
Ignorance is bliss...but then again how long do sheep live? Daysman, give me the ability to reach out to them, to help them, and to alas equip them with your power. Selah!
So much to do. And so little time to do it. Below are links to sites for more information (from other Iranian Bloggers). You now see why I became a Google Citizen. Selah!
"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." ~JAM1/25
"And if you keep your vision clear you will see the future. What we do in our future is our own responsibility." ~Rem Saverem
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