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Jesus was and is the best example of Man walking with God. God’s original intent was that Man would walk with Him in partnership and learn how to rule and reign with Him. God said in Genesis 1 and 2 that Man was to tend (take care of), dominate (be in charge of), rule (set limits), prosper (cause to increase), and multiply (repeatedly do it again) what was in the Garden in Eden and fill all the Earth. Man did not do what God said directly. Jesus did. Because Jesus walked with God as God intended Man should, Jesus was able to dominate as God intended: everything was under the dominion of Man in partnership with God. It became right and normal for Jesus to dominate everything that was around him. Sickness, malady, infirmity, disease, … even demonic oppression were dominated.

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Essays: Word of Warning!

 

A word of warning. I have decided to give my opinion on things in short essay format. I am opinionated. Sorry.

 

As I have aged, I have discovered more and more that everyone around me is willing to share their opinions on whatever seems most important to them at the time. I must have a bartender’s face, or the parish priest’s, because people often tell me what they are thinking. I was a bartender. I did hear a lot of alcohol induced soul disgorgement. You smile and nod. You fill their drink when they are ready. You become their buddy for an afternoon or evening. They move on. You remain there. It was an interesting life. I was never a parish priest. Although, I did study for the ministry. But, that is a different story all together.

 

The odd thing about my face and people’s opinions is they never want to hear mine. I have learned to recognize it when it starts to happen. “So, what do you think?” I open my mouth to speak, say a few words, the glaze crosses their eyes, they start thinking of the next thought while I speak, then I close my mouth. My words forgotten in the next round of whatever synapses were brought to the forefront and their mouth engaged in the middle of my point. My opinion forgotten. As a bartender, I silently listened, nodded, and poured more drinks. As a citizen of this world, it grated at me that I could never say what was on my mind. I do it so much better in written form, in any event.

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