If you want to know the future, study the past.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
With the exhalation of the first breath of man, History was born.
History is one of the oldest subjects to be contemplated by mankind. It has been said that, "History repeats itself."1 "Whether or not
history repeats itself, historians repeat each other."2 "The judgment of history depends on who writes it."3 Which is why it was also said that, "History is an agreed-upon set of lies."4
"There is nothing so powerful as truth and often nothing as strange."5 "So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of
anything by history."6 The tangible pieces of the historical puzzle are not always readily available. The only thing we have to help us
devise the truth of resolving this puzzle is thought. But, "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few engage in it."7 Ultimately to divine the resolute truth about history it must ultimately be accomplished by revelation and rests upon a foundation of faith.To understand the truth about history we must understand the truth about the nature of mankind. To know that we must know ourselves.
"Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child." -Cicero, Roman orator.
The reality of history can be as allusive as a phantom in the night, yet it is as much apart of truth of our present reality as the truth about our own soul is a revelation of who we are. There is nothing more important to aid in
understanding the present as understanding the past. And to truly know History is the first lesson of all would be prophets.
Since, Adam hid his nakedness in the garden, man has hid the truth of his own history. What was damnable, injurious, or merely uncomfortable has been washed, dry-cleaned, or altered before
depositing it in the official record of History. There have been those who have gone back and even expunged the record with the burning books, even whole libraries. Men have willingly died and
murdered to cover the truth of their sins and misdeeds, to say nothing of the tireless efforts of vanity to make history more pleasing to the eye and palatable to the vanity of the mind.
Humility and patience is not merely a good idea of convenient virtue. They are the essential qualities seeking the truth.
Patriotism and religion are the two most heinous felons of History.
Allegiance and faith are synonyms. Like Cain, Lemech, and Nimrod, men go out of the presence of God and create governments to compensate for His absence. Faith in the creations of our own hands is an idolatry of the mind.
There is a phenomenon that occurs when one becomes to comfortable with a long succession of lies. He no longer knows in his own conscious mind, what is true and what is untrue. When men are lost in a lie of their own making they will actually unknowingly begins
to reveal the truth and display its hidden secrets. Not discerning of his own nakedness, the vain king with no clothes reveals his nakedness and shame to those who have eyes to see.
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. 3 John 1:8
In these writings we hope to explore and share openly with the world the truth that has been suppressed and hidden to cover the shame of men, all men. We do this so that truth would be revealed in our hearts and minds and that men who would deny
the truth, exercise authority over their brothers, live by the sweat, tears, and blood of their neighbor, and would as beasts, devour the flesh of the living so that they themselves would not die, shall
Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take [any] person from among them, he is taken away in his
iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
There are those who will not wish to know the truth, who find comfort in ignorance. I can assure you that ignorance is not bliss, although it may seem that way for awhile. There is coming a day in
the lives of every man where the words of Isaiah shall become all to true in the land.
Isaiah 33:14-16 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting
burnings? He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood,
and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle
for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever
anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.
Much of this series is from the book Thy Kingdom Comes
These are a a short look at historical perceptions that may begin to turn the world upside down or right sid e up depending on your own perception of what is right and what is wrong in the world.
Creating the Civil State
The Merchants of Men
The man and his religion.
Abraham and the Legend,
The Prodigal Son
Abraham the Family Man
Who is your Father?
The Altar of Abraham, and Moses
Bread and burnt offerings
Altars of Sin
Temples of temptation
Servants of a Nation
Moses, Joshua and the Civil State
One too many gods
Corban and the word of God
Taking the Lord's Name in Vain
Factions and Parties
Dividing and conquering
The Allurement of Wolves
Apostasy and usurpation
Healers of a Nation
Salvation through Service
2 Max Beerbohm and Herbert Asquith
3 Richard Nixon
4 Napolean Bonaparte
5 Daniel Webster
7 Henry Ford