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Facebook asks: what’s on your mind?
Answer: Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, the Salvation of the World.

God gave us Jesus so we could live with Him and He live with us, right where we are.
Jesus said we, those who have received the price of the Cross and now live in Christ, will be known for our love (agape love, loving without expectation of return, loving someone else just because they are) for one another; NOT for our ability to cower in expectation of martyrdom.

Love your neighbor. Turn the other cheek at their offense to you. Occupy until Jesus returns. In the same manner he left, he will return. Occupy, hold the faith, hold the ground, caretake what has been placed in your hands, live your life as one who must give an account.

The kingdom of God suffers violence. Resist it. Dominate it. Have rule over it.

Yes. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. They are mighty, to the pulling down of strongholds, to casting down vain thoughts and imaginations, and binding evil spirits … yep, he did just say that, too.

The Bible and Jesus did not tell you to love your brother so much you let him punch you in the face and take your stuff. No, the Bible and Jesus said to take up your weapons, because the kingdom of God suffers violence and violent men take it by force. How do you stop violent force against you? Meet force with force plus the God of Creation and overcome your enemies.

Save as many as you can, share the good news of Jesus Christ, but that does not mean you stop engaging in life and allow evil men and spirits to take your stuff. Occupy, caretake, tend what God has placed in your hand, pray for peace – God’s peace, and as much as it depends on you, live in peace with all mankind… however, don’t forget your weapons. Read your Bible.

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You should have your own copy of the Constitution of the United States of America.

You should read it periodically and hold your elected officials to it.

Recently, POTUS 46 has made some declarations, mandating vaccinations of employees in companies with more than 100 employees. That is outside the scope of the role of the President of the United States of America.

Recently, the world lived through (some still are) “mask mandates”. This was also outside the scope of the role of the US President to edict or mandate or require outside of the government offices the POTUS oversees.

In the United States of America, the elected or appointed or employed people in government work for We the People of the United States of America. Not the other way around.

There are many immigrants who have come to this country who have grown up under another system of government. In other parts of the world, in those other countries the People are subservient to the government or peerage. They are accustomed to the government directing them. In the United States of America, the citizens are self-directing, individually sovereign persons. Those coming to the United States of America do not necessarily get that, understand that. US citizens are required, have the responsibility of directing their government. Not just in the vote, but in the monitoring of performance and adherence to the laws of the land and the Constitution of the United States.

Now, what has happened over time is multifold.

Those who have tasted power and control want to stay in power and have control; so much so that they convince the People they have no power nor control and must put these people in power back in power to control “things”. They become the “perpetually elected”; aka., elected for life.

Those raised as vassals of the State come to the United States and quickly acclimate to those in power and control to become vassals of the new State. They are the voiceless chattal of the elite; the huddled masses in a new State; aka., victims of a new disorder, different from the last one from which they ran.

Then there are the academians who have theorized from their lofty perches of intellectualism what should be right and just for the individual and the masses; without actually doing any studies to verify their hypotheses. However, if you disagree with them your grades and degree and esteem will suffer. It is a vile power of the emotionally weak subjecting themselves upon the naive and situationally powerless.

Let us add to these groups those nations and political ideologues who do not care for and actively work for the destruction of the “American way of life”. [Which is individual sovereignty, self determination, and no subservience to those in power.] They will use military, espionage, economics, ideology, and academic subversion to destroy what they see as the “uncontrollable” ideological, economic, and military force stopping them from controlling the world. They are the “Brain” from the cartoon “Pinkie and the Brain”, always planning how they can take over the world. Currently, it is a psy-ops operation via social media, televised media, and academic programing to accept their planned version of “status quo” where they have the villas and the masses have the factory floors.

But back to the scope of the role of the US President.

The framers of the United States of America Constitution were pretty smart about it and gave considerable thought to the process. It took a number of years to come up with the right solution for the posterity and immediately upon introduction required 10 amendments to make it a viable solution of government for the States to ratify.

So, we come to the US President.

The idea was to not have a monarch, nor an oligarchy (group of rulers), nor a caste system, nor a peerage of nobles over commoners nor vassals. Enslavement of humans as property was also discussed but not removed until 1863. The idea was to have one of their own, from among We the People, to represent the People. In doing so, limitations were placed on this President (or first among the People) to ensure the President would not become a new style or kind of monarch (solo ruler).

Let us look at some of those roles and limitations.

The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise. [source: whitehouse.gov]

The Constitution explicitly assigns the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors. [source: wikipedia.com, Powers of the President of the Unites Sates]

While living and working in the White House, the president performs many roles. These include the following eight: Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Administrator, Chief Diplomat, Commander-in-Chief, Chief Legislator, Chief of Party, and Chief Citizen. [source: wikipedia.com, Roles of the President of the Unites Sates]

The US Constitution, in Article 2 and Amendment 12, cover what the scope and role of the US President are. Hint: not a dictator. [source: US Constitution]

Executive power is vested (given to in trust) to the US President.

Must be born in the USA or a citizen when the Constitution was ratified (approved by the States).

Faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of his/her Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Call both Houses of Congress into session or adjourn them.

I keep going over these roles and requirements. In no where do I see a US President can mandate anything other than direct the operation of the United States federal government. Amendment 9 & 10 and the other two US branches of government can shut down a President’s desire to dictate.

Let us review the Executive powers portion of the role of POTUS.

Oxford Dictionary has this to say:
-having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect.
-a person with senior managerial responsibility in a business organization
-the person or branch of a government responsible for putting policies or laws into effect

Webster’s Dictionary, 1828, has this to say:
The act of administering; direction; management; government of public affairs; the conducting of any office or employment.
-The executive part of government, consisting in the exercise of the constitutional and legal powers, the general superintendence of national affairs, and the enforcement of laws.
-The officer, whether king, president or other chief magistrate, who superintends the execution of the laws; the person who administers the government; executive power or authority in government.

I am still not seeing where the US President has dictatorial powers.

The US President is not prelate, prince, monarch, arkon, nor king. The US President is not a Cromwell of English history. Nor is the US President a Napoleon, crowning himself king and emperor.

No, the US President is the CEO of the federal government [manages the business of government], chief of State [#1 ambassador to the States and the Earth], commander-in-chief of the military, national guards, and militia [top civilian to which the military report], approver of legislation coming from the US Congress, and ensures the US Constitution and laws are executed faithfully.

Again, I am not seeing anywhere where the US President can dictate or regulate with impunity. If the Congress does not hold the POTUS accountable, and the USSC/SCOTUS do not hold the POTUS accountable, it remains to the People and the States to hold their national government and Executive accountable.

Every two years, there is the opportunity to recycle the US, state, and local governments. This should be done regularly.

Someone once observed: governments should be changed like diapers, and for the same reasons.

’nuff said.

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It is the most important condition upon which we should focus. One, it is the pump that sends life blood to all parts of the body to keep it alive in nutrients and oxygen. Two, and most importantly, it is the center of your being, who you are, your core self. How is that?

I cannot say how you should feel in your “heart of hearts”, as they say. I can talk about mine.

The noted evangelist, Billy Graham, once taught that in everyone there is a God shaped hole in them. And, only the God of the Bible can fill it. It is my experience that is true.

My heart condition is this: I look to my Creator and question “how is my heart toward Him?”

My experience may be different than yours. I know the God of the Bible is real. He is who He says He is. I have lots of life experiences, moments of a heavy dose of reality, that have confirmed He is who He says He is. Some others have not. Others with whom I have talked and shared have looked at me as if I was crazy or making stuff up. To be shaken to my core with His presence, seeing Him in might, and hearing Him speak to me directly… well, that changes and alters your perception of what you thought was. So, my heart condition.

There are days that I feel His presence strongly in my heart, my core self. There are days where that is a longing by Him for me to be different, to be more like Him, to be with or nearer Him. To draw near means to get closer, and that is what He wants. And, it is difficult for us for so many reasons.

The purity of His presence is intense. The only thing I can liken it to being like is an intense flame. You can feel the heat of the flame, and if it is large enough, it gets hotter and more intense the closer you get to it. There is almost a pressure wall in front of it. The God of the Bible is like that, except the fire of His presence is so intense but does not burn like the heat of a fire. He is pure. There is no impurity in Him. And, He desires to be with us, but in Spirit and in Truth.

In Spirit means in the essence of your being. Who you are. Your heart of hearts. Who you really are.

In Truth means there is no deception, no persona, no mask, nothing hidden. It is what it is with no explanation.

The God of the Bible wants to meet us there, and that is where He meets us. In our heart.

I question my heart condition from time to time. How am I toward others? How am I toward me? How am I toward the God of Creation, who loved me enough to give me Jesus on a cross?

My heart condition sometimes gets so busy filling up life that I do not make time for my heart. My heart condition sometimes gets so busy “doing” that I do not make time for others. I just “do” for them. My heart condition sometimes gets so busy doing for the God of the Bible I actually do not make any time for the God of Creation.

And, that is where the God of Creation and I are today. He is reminding me that sometimes I need to make time just for Him where we are being in relationship, spending time together without expectation.

There are times when the Lord God of the Bible waits for me to get quiet enough to hear Him say, “I miss My time with you.”

Your heart condition, like mine, must get quiet enough, honest enough, and truthful enough to hear the God of Creation and you say, “I miss my time with You, too.”

What is your heart condition, today?

Make time with the God of Creation, and if you do not know Him, you can. Simply ask Him to be in your life, a part of your life. Ask Him into your “heart of hearts”. Let Him lead you, guide you, heal your hurts, and be with you.

Just ask: God, forgive me for being separate from You. I receive the price paid by Jesus on the Cross for me to be with You. Jesus, forgive me. Let me live with you forever. Amen. (Which means, “so be it.”)

If you prayed that little prayer and meant it from your heart, you can expect God to intervene in your life now. He will come to you and begin to work on repairing your heart condition.

Changes in your life may not happen over night. That is okay, that is alright. The God of Creation is with you forever now. There is time. Just work on your heart condition. We, God and me, still work on mine.

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A short word on the Prophetic:

There are many people out there claiming to be prophetic, being prophetic, or just making stuff up. There is a difference in Christian biblical prophecy.

The word “prophecy” means to foretell. It comes from the Greek language. The word “prophet”, therefore, means “foreteller” or “oracle” or “fortuneteller”.

The Judeo-Christian version of the word “prophet” means “one who speaks for God.” And, God, according to the Bible, is the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is the One who made us in His image and likeness, and gave us salvation through Jesus and the Cross. And there is the difference. A prophet of the God of the Bible does not read tea leaves nor communes with spirits or deities to give auguries and fortune telling.

The prophet of the God of the Judeo-Christian Bible has an ongoing conversation with the Creator of the Universe and shares what God says to share, when He says to share it, and to whom He says to share it. Read your Bible to verify this.

Now there are types of operating in prophetic gifts.

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, 1st Corinthians chapter 12, that there were certain gifts given to the Church by the Holy Spirit of God: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, word of prophecy, word of discernment of spirits, interpretation of tongues [glossa, speaking in another tongue by gift of the Holy Spirit]. These are for the Church to use and operate in using. These differ from the office of a prophet.

Now, the God of the Bible has called some out to be His mouthpiece or spokesman – both males and females have been chosen. Search out the Bible for yourself to validate. This kind of prophet speaks to the local church or to a city or to a region or to a nation or to the nations. This kind of prophet values more their relationship with the God of Creation. There are also those who desire the office and the notoriety more than they desire their relationship with God. Biblically, it never goes well for them. Desire a relationship with God first; be humble enough to guard that and timid enough to speak when God says speak. Do not seek your own.

To clarify:

There are those God gives Holy Spirit gifted knowledge, understanding, and prophetic words. This is to be done orderly and rightly and to build up the Church; never the speaker, the one delivering the message. And there are those God lets speak on His behalf. God will call that person up to speak to the people that need to hear the word. Moving prophetically by Holy Spirit does not mean you are a prophet. It means you humbled yourself enough to let God use you to build up or confirm to someone in the local Church what God wanted to say.

Side note: word of knowledge, word of prophecy, discernment of spirits are not a license to gossip. If the God of Creation shows you something about someone else, it is for prayer and intercession. Not to share in gossip – which tears down and does not build up.

The biblical prophet hears God and speaks to those who need to hear the Word God wants delivered. The God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, will hold them accountable for what they say. Do not prophecy unless God says so; and only to those He said to say His words. Amen?

With that said:
A Word for 2021.

For 2021 – What does the God of the Bible say for 2021?

This is the year of apostolic declaration, says the Lord God. I will declare it through My prophets and establish it through My apostles. They will decree My Word, and it shall be established. They shall declare a thing and it shall come to pass. They shall prophesy as I declared, and I will ensure it comes to pass. They will pull on the things of the Spirit and it shall manifest in the natural, manifest in the flesh.
*Warning: Be sure to know the voice of the Lord for yourself and hear Him.
• There are coming “apostolic prophets”; men and women called up by God and sent forth with His Words and judgment. What they say I will back up, because their words come from Me and My Word stands.

  • Their commissioning and authority comes directly from God; not a diocese nor a denomination.
  • “I will hold them accountable for what they say,” says the Lord.

• 1 Samuel 12.16 “Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.”

1Sa 12:12 And when you saw that Nahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but a king shall reign over us,’ when the LORD your God was your king. [You chose a leader over you instead of Me.]

1Sa 12:13 And now behold the king [the leader] whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the LORD has set a king over you. [Honored your request.]

1Sa 12:14 If you will fear the LORD and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God, it will be well. [If you and your leader choose the Lord, it will be well for you.]

1Sa 12:15 But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you and your king. [If you do not, it will not go well.]

1Sa 12:16 Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

[Watch what the Lord God of the Bible and Israel does.]
• Isaiah 43.19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? …” More new things

[You would not believe it even it was told to you.]
• This will be a year of decision and consequence, a year of judgment enacted.

• I will gather, will draw, My Church closer to Me; My Ekklesia, My Assembly.

• Time is coming soon where I will cut off all others. I will no longer hear them. They will be left to their own devices. My coming shall be a shock and a wonder to them. Having been told, they did not perceive it nor did they listen. I will not forgive their sin nor heal their lands. It will be whatever it will be. They will manage their Earth without Me. Nothing will satisfy them. They will hunger and thirst with no satisfaction. I will take My hand off of them. Those whose hearts are Mine, I will succor, soothe, and comfort. Those whose hearts are not Mine, they will have no part of Me, nor My blessings. They will try vainly. I will not hear them in their distresses. The End comes upon them and they did not perceive it, nor their times, nor seasons. My judgments are final. There is no other Salvation for them. They have rejected Me, so I have rejected them. Their calamities shall come on them suddenly; while they are eating, drinking, making plans, the end.

• While there is still time, tell them that I love them as a jealous Father whose Children have run after vain deceits. Amen. Salvation is still possible at the foot of the Cross of Jesus Christ. Set down your life; pick up his life of perfect relationship with the Father and live. Choose life.


As given to Dave Doc Rogers over November 2020-January 2021.

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The evidence of things unseen.

The hardest part about faith is not seeing. It is a concept that by trusting the words that are spoken by God, who is Elohim (All Mighty), are so sure and true that they take on the same tangible, sensible aspects of hard, physical evidence. To out limited minds and spiritual awareness, anything that is not seen and touchable is difficult to believe. The state of Missouri gained reputation of being the “Show Me” state, because so many of the inhabitants would not believe something unless they saw it. Jesus was quoted in Matthew 12:39 as saying, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, …”

A sign: hard, physical evidence

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While looking at other things, for other things, on my computer, I discovered that I have not posted anything here since October 2018. My last post then was me noting I have been with Word Press for ten years.

What this tells me is that I have been way too busy with other things to post here. Willickers.

In the interim, I have published three books. One on photography. Two that are fiction e-books available through Amazon Kindle. Oh, by the way, you can find my other books and e-books on Amazon by searching for “Dave Doc Rogers”. That is me. I have set up an author’s page and linked what I have published thus far there.

amazon.com/author/davedocrogers

Cheers! Stay warm and have a great day!

Doc.

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Okay. Today, I went to show a friend who is interested in blogging my pages. I have this one for writing my opinions and others that are newsletters or creative writing. In showing the theme I use and walking him through how easy it is to use (nice run on sentence there), I noted I have been at this with WordPress for ten years this month. Wow!

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Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved; you and your household. [Acts 16.31]

In this passage we hear Paul’s response to the Philippian jailer. To fill in the story, Paul and Silas went to Philippi, preached the gospel, caused a riot, were whipped, and thrown into jail. Around midnight praising God, an earthquake happened and the doors to the jail cells opened. The jailer thought everyone left. He started to kill himself when Paul stopped him. The jailer takes Paul and Silas home, tends to their wounds, and then has church.

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We spend a lot of time wondering who we are. It is almost like there is an intentional efforts to skew our identities. And, there is. If we were to walk in who we should be this world, this life, would be dramatically different.

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People over time have looked at Christianity with a question: why a cross? Why would a loving god put anyone through that for someone else? It had to be a cross. It had to be the most horrific example of human cost, inevitable, public, painful, without repentance. The cross made a permanent marker, a line that could only be crossed once: death.

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