Taking A Break, But I'll Be Back


Folks, I've got some serious praying and listening to do, which means I'm gonna have to stay away from the internet for a while. I don't know how long I'll be away, but I didn't want you worried about me. Everything is fine. There is nothing wrong. But I could use your prayers. I'll be back as soon as I can. Until then, I leave you with this video. According to my stats, it's making the rounds again. While the subject of "sleep paralysis" doesn't apply to everyone, it's a topic that launches into an area of research that covers a lot of ground that Christians should know about. Click here for exhaustive notes and commentary elaborating on what I discuss in this video.




UPDATE:

How's it going folks?

I've updated Founding Word's Table Of Contents for the Synchronized Studies.

I've also given Founding Word's official Roku channel an overhaul.

Shorter editions from previous Bible studies (for quick and easy access to special topics by subject) will be uploaded weekly at Founding Word, Twitter, YouTube, the Roku channel and all of the podcast feeds until I have more time to produce new content.

I'll also be uploading them into my facebook account for easier sharing, as sometimes posted links to my website get lost in facebook's algorithms.

As for new content, there's LOADS of it stored up in my heart and I've got it all mapped out to produce. But time and solitude hasn't come easy. Pray for me that the Lord will open some doors, and perhaps, shut some others.


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Occupy Until He Comes


It is important to your mental, emotional and spiritual health to always remember: you OCCUPY this ground until He comes. You do not LIVE here, it is not your home. Your home, everything that speaks and feels like home, the places, the memories, the things, the people, the pets, the views, the structures, the floor-plans, the family and friends, are either in Heaven now or will be in Heaven shortly. Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place your you. If it were not so, I would have told you." (John 14:2-3) Your home is in Heaven. It's all there: the house, the yard, the neighborhood, the friends, the family, the pets, the toys (yes, even the toys) the relationships, the fulfilled longings, the completeness, it's all there. I don't know what it looks like, but I know what it feels like: HOME!!!

But until then, we occupy the territory and the ground that we're presently in until He takes us home and we have Matthew 21:21 at our disposal. (I'm gonna make you look that verse up, because anyone too lazy to look it up wouldn't have the faith to believe in it anyway.) There are natural protocols that God has ordained in this world, however, HE is not bound to those natural protocols. (Example: the womb of Sarah VS the wombs of Egypt.) God is in control of the ground in which you occupy. See it in that light, and it will change your perspective on everything.

Jesus said, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62) Jesus wasn't expressing how to be worthy of Heaven, none of us are worthy. He's talking about the business of the Kingdom, the business of our present occupation until He comes. We're a spiritual occupation force. Our allegiance is to a coming King. Any longing we have for home, the good old days, our youth, the fun we used to have, will all be met in the coming Kingdom. Don't look back, look forward. It's coming! All of it!


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Now Fully Restored !! Complete & Uncut !!
The Serpent's Conversation With Eve


This is the unabridged (unedited) version of what the serpent said to Eve before she took that infamous bite from the forbidden tree.
These extra passages were edited out of Genesis to save room in the Ark of the Covenant. But upon discovery of Moses' original scroll, we now have the full conversation.


Genesis Chapter 3:

Verse 1b.
The serpent said to Eve, "Has God really said that you shall not eat from every tree in the garden?"

Verse 2.
Eve said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden.

Verse 3.
Only the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden has God said we shall not eat of it, neither shall we touch it because it's deadly. We would surely die."

Verse 4.
Then the serpent said to Eve, "It's not deadly. You will not surely die.

Verse 5.
For God knows that in the day you eat from this tree, your eyes will be opened and you shall be as gods yourself, knowing good and evil.

Verse Cut.
You must have misinterpreted what God said, Eve. How could God have actually told you that you couldn't eat from the only tree in the entire world worth eating from?

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Did he say, "don't eat" or did he say, "thou shalt not eat" because stuff like that can change everything, Eve.

Verse Cut.
I know what you think he said, but is that what God really meant? I mean, this is God we're talking about.

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He's so high and complex, who knows what God really meant when he said don't eat. It all depends on how you interpret that, Eve. There's more than just one way to look at that, Eve.

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Besides, you have to consider the cultural background of God's statement.

Verse Cut.
Back when he told you not to eat from that tree, that's probably just because the world was young and there weren't enough trees to go around yet.

Verse Cut.
Things were different back then. That was millions of years ago!! I know Adam keeps telling you it was a couple of days ago, but that's blind faith. It really happened millions of years ago.

Verse Cut.
God didn't mean you couldn't eat from it forever.

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Besides, a lot of what God says is symbolic. He probably was speaking in a much more broader sense that is way over your head.

Verse Cut.
He wasn't literally talking about this tree right here.

Verse Cut.
I mean, who's to say where the middle of the garden really is anyway? Where were the borders of the garden when God said not to eat from the tree in the middle of the garden? Middle defined by what borders? Today's borders or the borders right after creation?

Verse Cut.
And did you know that there are actually two gardens in Eden? How do you know he was talking about this garden?

Verse Cut.
You see, Eve? You gotta take into consideration the context of what God really meant when he said don't eat from the tree in the middle of the garden because that was a long time ago, things were different then, God speaks symbolically, you gotta know your geography, history and context.

Verse Cut.
I've been listening to the word of God all my life and I'm here to tell you, there's always more than one way to look at things, Eve.

Verse Cut.
Who told you that God said you couldn't eat from the tree in the middle of the garden anyway? Was it Adam?

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Is he a Calvinist? Is he pre-trib or post-trib? Is he Baptist, Methodist or Roman Catholic? Is he dispensationalist? Does he follow Scofield? You gotta take all that into consideration, Eve.

Verse Cut.
How did Adam vote in the last election? He's probably a bigot.

Verse Cut.
What's all this hate against this one little tree?

Verse Cut.
Who is he to tell you what tree you can and cannot eat from? Where's the love? Why is he hatin' on this one fruit-tree?

Verse Cut.
He probably eats from it all the time and tells you to stay away from it because he wants to keep you submissive to his male-dominance.

Verse Cut.
He wants to keep you barefoot and pregnant the rest of your life.

Verse Cut.
Where does Adam get off telling you what God said? What right does he have to represent God to you?

Verse Cut.
Whether or not you eat from this tree is between you and God!! It's none of Adam's business.

Verse Cut.
He's too opinionated. He's intolerant. He's being judgmental. He doesn't represent the true God of love and tolerance and understanding.

Verse Cut.
If God is a God of love, then why would he prevent you from eating from what is obviously the most delicious fruit-producing tree in all the world?

Verse Cut.
God made this tree for you to eat! God wants you to be happy, Eve!!

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It's your right to eat from this tree. It's your moral obligation to eat from this tree.

Verse Cut.
You have to eat from this tree for women everywhere!!

Verse Cut.
I'm not leaving until you eat from this tree. I'm only looking out for you.

Verse Cut.
Do you want to be free or a slave of Adam's interpretation of God?

Verse Cut.
Do you want to be wise knowing good from evil or do you want to be innocent little Eve saying yes and no to whatever her man tells her?

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Go ahead and NOT eat from the tree. I dare you. Go ahead and call Adam your master. Be his slave and do whatever he says."

Verse 6.
So when Eve saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of it's fruit and ate and then gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.

Verse Cut.
Then the serpent said, "Oh my gosh!! Look what you did!!

Verse Cut.
Hey God!! Look what Adam and Eve just did!! You told them not to eat from this tree and here they are eating from it!!

Verse Cut.
Eve, what kind of sinful piece of garbage are you to not trust your husband and disobey God like that? Don't you know that God only has your best interests at heart and Adam was faithfully protecting you? How sinful are you? You hypocrite.

Verse Cut.
Adam, look what your wife did. You told her what God said and she did what she wanted to do. She doesn't care about you. She doesn't care about God. And then you eat it with her? Don't you love God? You hypocrite!

Verse Cut.
Hey God!! Look at what your two prize creations just did with your creation!! Such hypocrites. They call themselves followers of God and just look at them standing their naked with fruit juice dripping from their lips.

Verse cut.
They're wicked, wretched sinners!! Kill them God!! Kill them!! They don't deserve to live!!"

Verse 7.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Verses 8 to 24 remain the same, as far as we know...

(Satire to make a point, not to be taken literally.)


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How To Walk On Water


In this study, we cover 2 scenarios that give us a whole lot to think about concerning how to overcome impossible and undesirable situations in our life. The first scenario involves Jesus feeding 5000 people with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. The other scenario involves Jesus walking on water and Peter joining him! While these are obvious acts of a supernatural God, we often overlook what Jesus required of his disciples in order for these miracles to take place. Jesus required 2 things: (1) that his disciples follow his directions whether they made sense to them or not and (2) that they focus on HIM and HIS abilities, rather than focusing on the circumstances. Simply doing those 2 things is what led to 5000 people being fed with 2 fish and 5 loaves and it's also what led to Peter walking on water in the midst of a storm. The formula is very simple and yet it's easy to forget amidst all our many distractions. If your needs are greater than your resources, or if you're experiencing storms in your life that you'd like to rise above, then you might want to give this podcast a listen.




22 Minutes
May 28, 2010


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