Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 CE Subsequent Updates

Status Updates  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]
1. Status Updates 2014 C.E. (2014 and 2015)
2. Status Updates 2016 C.E. (2016)
3. Status Updates 2016 C.E. Part 2 (pending)
4. Status Updates 2017 C.E. (2017)
5. Subsequent Updates 2017 C.E. (2017)

Towards the last quarter of 2016 C.E. my effective functionality to do this work (i.e. all the writings in this work) has diminished so significantly that I thought that would be the end for me to be able to start new discussions. I was also seriously in doubt whether I could continue to complete many of the discussions I have already started with some mostly finished with just the usual editorial checks and keywords and phrases inserts not done. This I have mentioned in the first entry of my previous post, ‘Status Updates 2017 C.E.’.

Then (as mentioned in the second entry of the previous post) my computer crashed which caused me great consternation even as all along I have been in varying degrees of a ‘roller coaster Type’ distress since this work began in 2009 C.E. and even way before that. From the time I was first specifically called to seek out the Church of GOD (something that I had to do twice in the span of over twenty years) I began facing trials which became more intensive and extensive as I moved from one stage of my calling into the next. As of this writing the amount of typo especially of thinking of one word but writing a totally different word (examples: typing ‘want’ instead of ‘one’; ‘amount’ instead of ‘among’, etc.) have become so much worse. This is in part because my mind works faster than my hands (at typing), and in part maybe because my neurons and synapses are no longer in good shape.

Of course I understood that almost all my trials, distressed and sufferings are a necessary part (i.e. the portion) of a man of GOD who seek to be faithful to GOD to do HIS will and work. That was the reason from the time I first bought this computer in 2010 C.E., I have made one (among a few others) very specific petition to GOD. And this was to not let the Adversary take away the only means for me to do this work.

It is part and parcel (i.e. portion or cup in Scriptural terminology) of the life and sojourning journey of a true Christian to face many tests and trials from a relentless effort by the Evil One to afflict and distress us to both distract and deter to the extend of incapacitating (i.e. to the measure of his power impunity) us from doing the work of our FATHER. No doubt mockers and scoffers may retort that every one faces trials in life, deliberately in pretend stupidity to not understand the context of a Christian trial which are towards the ends of deterring and stopping a Christian from remaining committed to GOD to remain in the faith and to remaining focused on doing GOD's will.

So when my computer finally crashed after months of signs of impending failure I went before GOD with this reference in mind to pray for HIS intervention. And intervened HE did. Aside from my computer (miraculously) becoming fully functional again, the problem on the blog ‘The Holy Bible Expounded’ was also after a long fruitless effort, finally resolved.

Things generally improved (for a short while) so much so that I was able to begin revamping the ‘blog crashing’ post, ‘Readers' Question: Why Do Innocents Suffer If GOD Is Just’ and republished the first installment of the post. However very soon after I began the lengthy Passover related discussion in the post ‘Status Updates 2017 C.E.’, things slowly began again to become bad and growing progressively worse. I was getting hit left and right with all sorts of problems such that by the time of this update I am basically back to the same condition and situation I was in (with extra troubles) when I posted my first entry in the post ‘Status Updates 2017 C.E.’.

There are two basic Types of trials Christians faced in their calling. The trials of adversity and affliction, and the trials of prosperity and security. Most of those who failed and gave up their calling are those who have no stomach (i.e. who cave at the first signs of adversity and trouble) or no endurance to the first Type of trials. But of those who endured through the first Type, most succumb at the second.

King David was among one of those who succumb in the second, but thankfully he repented. Job was a less typical case of one whose first trials was of security and prosperity and whose second, that of adversity to which he finally succumbed due to the provocations and false accusation of his real ‘true fake’ friends. Joseph trials was a composite of Job's and David's though more David because of his youthfulness during the first period but he was one of the few who did not succumbed to either because GOD was with him throughout to prosper him even in adversities (Genesis 39:2).

Each and every Christians faces some similar and some different trials. This will depend on their calling, whether they have a specific office (i.e. job appointment). There are those just called to support those called to a specific office. For these their main (and also mostly their entire) role is to give any kind of needed support as well as to remain committed to obey the Covenant they have entered into with GOD. Others still (such as Isaac, Jacob, Lot and Job, including Abraham, Sarah and Joseph for the most part) were/are just called to be a light and example of living a life (Matthew 5:15) committed to obeying GOD.

Then we have those called to some specific job duties such as: the twelve Apostles called to the first persons witnesses to CHRIST's live, work, death (i.e. HIS death as the LAMB of GOD to pay the penalty for our sins so as to redeem all that all might be given a second chance to receive the immortality that was GOD purpose for creating us all) and resurrection as the MESSENGER of the New Covenant; John the Baptist as a Type to the Elijah Who Must Come First; the specific Messengers in each era of the seven era of the Church of GOD (Revelation 2 and 3); Moses as the Messenger and Mediator of the Ten Commandment Covenant; and many more others that the Scriptures specifically recorded.

This author having faced many adversities and afflictions since my calling, I have wondered how I will do in the trials of prosperity. To this end, I am making a request to all who have followed this work and who think that this author can be believed, to please always remember me in your prayers that I should not succumbed in the days of my prosperity.

Added 2017 07 18

My broadband modem went down seven days ago and was finally fixed (i.e. the faulty item replaced) yesterday afternoon. I took the opportunity, or rather set back, to do some long delayed maintenance work on my computer as well as on my place of residence. During the entire period I experienced none of things that have consistently and invariably hindered me whenever I sit down behind my computer to do this work, writing, editing and updating the numerous discussions of this work.

But the moment the modem was fixed, immediately the moment I called up Blogger to get some work done, everything returned for the entire duration of yesterday until I retired for the night. Even this morning on returning from my breakfast as soon as I just turned on my computer and called up Blogger, signs of a migraine headache is beginning to be manifested. I am hurrying to get some writing done before the headache becomes too severe forcing my eyes to winced and grimace leaving me no option except to stop.

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