Parsons Corner

A quieted soul

One of the benefits of the Christian walk, that is actively seeking the Living God through Jesus Christ, is finding peace with God.
But this does not mean we are suddenly like robots with a new program and living a life with never-ending peace.

In fact Jesus warns in the scriptures that we will face trials and temptations, and in those sorts of situations peace of mind and soul can rapidly disappear and anxiety take over.

In times of anxiety it is up to us to recall and apply the word of God, such as in Psalm 131:2 where the writer says:
“Surely I have calmed my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.”

In busy and pressured times we must take time out to calm our soul. The ever-present Holy Spirit will help us and we will begin to see the crisis in perspective and even find that inexplicable, miraculous help.
Until next time …

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Posted on June 24, 2020, in General, Jesus and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. A businessman cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven because he is usually agitated and continually concerned about his business interests.He thus cannot enter the Kingdom because the Kingdom of Heaven is a kingdom of peace.

    Gary

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  2. crisscross767

    We should ask ourselves why things are as they are today.

    Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

    “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”

    Isaiah 45:7 Context

    4For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. 5I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. 7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. 8Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it. 9Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? 10Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

    Matthew 19:30-20:16 King James Version

    30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

    20 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

    2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

    3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

    4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

    5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

    6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

    7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

    8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

    9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

    10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

    11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,

    12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

    13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

    14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

    15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

    16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

    While the West is in a state of apostacy and suffering, China is the rising star in the Christian world –

    Christianity’s Growth in China and Its Contributions to Freedoms

    By: Fenggang Yang

    “……….What has made this spectacular growth possible? While many Christians may attribute that to God’s plan, social scientists must examine social factors that are conducive to such growth in spite of political suppression. Without high-quality quantitative data, it is difficult or impossible to pinpoint the exact social factors favorable for such growth. However, other types of empirical research make it reasonable to assume that the growth could continue as long as the large social processes, such as industrialization, urbanization, and globalization, continue in the coming years. Assuming the growth maintains at the level of the modest 7 percent per year—the averaged compound annual growth rate of Protestants from 1950 to 2010—by the year 2030 there could be more 224 million Protestants in China. In fact, the compound annual growth rate in the more recent decades from 1980 to 2010 was more than 10 percent. Given the empirical evidence on the ground, I think the growth inertia could easily carry on at least to 2030. Therefore, by 2030, it is very likely that there will be more Protestants in China than all Christians combined in the United States.

    Not only has the number of Christians increased, but the social backgrounds of Christian converts have become diverse, including workers hailing from middle-class and elite professions. From the 1950s to 1980s, Christianity grew mostly in rural areas among peasants. In the 1990s, in tandem with an economic transition toward a market economy and global integration, there emerged the social phenomena of Christian businesspeople (“boss Christians”) and Christian intellectuals (“cultural Christians”). In the 2000s, large numbers of Christian lawyers, professionals, and artists emerged. Meanwhile, many large congregations arose in the urban metropolises, including both the officially-approved churches and the unapproved “house church” congregations.

    Chinese Christians have made evident contributions to the expansion of freedoms in Chinese society. First, Christians fought to preserve their own religious freedoms under severe persecution. Second, Christian lawyers have fought for civil and human rights of Christian and non-Christian citizens. Third, Christian businesspeople, intellectuals, and professionals have worked within the existing social and political system in gentle ways for social freedoms. Finally, many democracy activists have converted to Christianity in their search for meaning, justice, and freedom.

    In sum, along with the Christian growth, freedom has expanded in Chinese society. In China today, Christians are at the frontlines of practicing and campaigning for individual freedoms, from the freedom of belief to the freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom for public welfare, and freedom for civic engagement and political participation.

    https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/responses/christianity-s-growth-in-china-and-its-contributions-to-freedoms

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  3. Thank you ‘Parson’s Corner’. It is good to re-focus regularly! I appreciate your timely piece.
    crisscross767……..very relevant in these trying times [a little more trying than usual for me!].
    I often refer to Job!
    Interesting piece on Chinese Christianity growth.
    As an aside; one of those atomic bombs had it’s ‘zero-point’ changed at the last moment to be over the main Christian area, instead of;…and saving Japan’s major Naval industrial docks.
    Even their huge dockside crane survived!

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  4. crisscross767

    Targeting christian communities also occurred in Korea I understand. I can understand North Korea arming itself to the hilt for protection after what was done to them.

    Re “Communist” China.

    Also as I ascertain the Communist Manifesto does not apply as much in China as it does in the West –

    The basic platform of the Communist Manifesto – “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.”

    In “Communist” China the Chinese pay no rates/rent on their property.

    In “Communist” Russia in normal cases no more than 0.1% is payable on a nominal value

    In Australia you pay taxes on the value of your property and guess what happens when you stop paying?
    .
    Which part of the Communist Manifesto does Australia not follow?

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  5. crisscross767

    The Grayzone’s Ben Norton (5/4/20) once observed that there is

    no other country on Earth lied about more than North Korea. Western corporate media outlets have absolutely zero editorial standards when reporting on the country.

    FAIR (7/6/17, 6/10/19, 4/29/20) has repeatedly pointed out how coverage of North Korea epitomizes the way corporate media’s editorial standards drop as official US hostility towards a country rises—what Adam Johnson dubbed the North Korea Law of Journalism. Not only does Western media coverage of North Korea traffic in obvious falsehoods and unverifiable claims, it’s also exceptionally vindictive, to the point of sadism……………..

    https://fair.org/home/cnns-portrayal-of-north-korea-as-lawless-aggressor-reverses-reality/

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  6. What is theirs; is theirs. What is ours; is theirs also!!!!! We just keep paying for it ’till we die.
    Oh what a lovely government of misfits!

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  7. crisscross767

    Maidens Prayer

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  8. Beautiful. And the meek shall inherit the world.

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  9. crisscross767

    RJW The Koreans love good music – they put a their soul into it. Thought you may like this piece –

    Silvery Waves. A.P.Wyman Played by Sejin SONG

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  10. Superb, artistic, and captivating! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. crisscross767

    Re – the earlier post on Christianity in China –

    This sounds like China to me –

    Learn how to pronounce sinim

    https://www.howtopronounce.com/sinim

    “…………..These two house church movements unified in what they called the “Sinim Fellowship.” Sinim is considered to be China in Isaiah’s prophecy of 49:12,

    “Behold, these shall come from afar; and lo, these will come from the north and from the west, and these from the land of Sinim.”

    This is also why in modern politics, relations between China and America are called “Sino-American relations.”……………..”

    https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2007/05-2007/unity-comes-to-chinas-house-churches/

    Dr. CK Thong: God in Ancient China Identical to God of the Bible (TSFT15 Los Angeles)

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  12. crisscross767

    This is absolutely amazing –

    Korea Yonsei Central Baptist Church

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  13. WHY IS CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION IN DEADLY DANGER?
    .
    Because “Christianity” has become positively Christlessl
    Not only do we not execute the commands of our SAVIOUR,
    but nearly all our Aryan so-called ruling class, and even clergy,
    seem to believe that HE was “wrong” and that they “are wiser .”
    .
    They think that they must not be as full of “racial hatred” and
    “religious prejudice” as they imagine HE was (St . Johns VIII, 44)
    when HE condemned the scribes, whose criminal books called the
    Talmud are being followed by an entire race, which is killing us!
    .
    Out of each 100 gentiles 99 will surely shout
    .
    “CHRIST ordered us to love even our worst foes .”
    .
    Precisely ; that is why we are obliged to prevent the Jews from
    “doing their lust of murder.”* The more we love somebody, the
    more must we endeavor to cure his criminality.

    “I must be cruel only to be kind,” Hamlet said.

    Love and connivance with crimes are different matters.
    Would you tell your beloved child : “Go and murder?”
    .
    Love the foes of CHRIST, but check their “lust of murder .”
    .
    My book is not religious, but purely scientific . It is not my intention
    to claim any merit of discovery, for the facts themselves
    prove day by day how amazingly right CHRIST is .
    .
    To follow HIS commands is hard and irksome .** The least
    that we could do would be to recognize HIS Wisdom and HIS desire
    to guide us safely even here-on: earth . But, as I said, our ruling
    classes refuse, perhaps unconsciously, to believe HIS warnings.
    .
    “When a nation forgets God, God sends an earthquake,” said
    the French genius, Victor Hugo . We are witnessing a political
    earthquake in Russia, in fact on one-sixth of the surface of our
    globe. By the news from that country we get daily information
    that “numerous people convicted of counter-revolutionary activity
    were shot to death today.”
    .
    The reason why so many persons are being killed is not because of their counter-revolutionary activity, but is nothing more or less than the deliberate murder of the intelligent
    Aryan classes in order to substitute the Asiatics .
    .
    *The murder may be moral, mental and physical .
    .
    “*The Jews deceived many of us, that CHRIST has never said, that
    the authors of the Talmud (now followed by a whole race) are the “sons
    of the devil .” CHRIST could not fail to warn thus, because otherwise,
    the above truth is so obviously proved by the true history, that we would
    have the right to reproach OUR SAVIOUR for not having thus warned us.
    The Jews lied that the Gospel of St . John was written later on, and
    even might be apocryphal . Be it so (though it is not) . but does not CHRIST’S
    other statement (St. Matthew’s XXIII. 15) corroborate the St . John’st
    .

    Click to access 13065735-The-Secret-World-Government-or-The-Hidden-Hand-The-Unrevealed-in-History-Paperback.pdf

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  14. Live to be The Head, Don’t Die and Become The Tail

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  15. Isaiah 56:7 “Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.”

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