What happened at the waters of Merriam? Moses struck a rock, and water came out, but he had been a man of the desert and he knew where the aquifers are and hit a rock in the aquifer. He was angry. He claimed this was the work of God.
It was not. God wanted to demonstrate his power by doing the same with a word only. Moses thought he could do better.
So do those who live by the law, and by hte law they find that they cannot enter into the promised land.
Vegans are an example of those who set laws for their health and for what they see as a form of spiritual development. A vegan diet damages you. You were not created that way. And to claim virtue by restrictions is to be akin to Moses hitting a rock he knew had water in it.
22 The whole Israelite community set out from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor. 23 At Mount Hor, near the border of Edom, the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 24 “Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah. 25 Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up Mount Hor. 26 Remove Aaron’s garments and put them on his son Eleazar, for Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will die there.”
27 Moses did as the Lord commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community. 28 Moses removed Aaron’s garments and put them on his son Eleazar. And Aaron died there on top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain, 29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, all the Israelites mourned for him thirty days.
Charlton points us that none of are able to opt of this world. The state whas invaded even the Mennonite and Monastic communities. But we can reflect, and repent. We can do better. And the spirit can guide us. This world wants to drive that out.
Did I Add that this time is evil? The mask is off.
The modern drve to “progressi” can be understood as destroying any sense of faith and order possessed by the preceding generations. It may be hard to believe, but many humans today still retain some logos within them which makes today’s revolutionary movement that much more worrisome, because once the remainder is removed from those who rightly believe that a man is a man and a woman is a woman, and both should have the ability to seek their daily bread, materially and spiritually, what will be left? The horrors of the 20th century will pale in comparison to what we will soon face.
There are times that I want to bring justice. Full and strong. But then there will be blood. The current diversity training and globohomo system is instutitionalised abuse. Listen to Vox Day.
It will get worse before it gets better. And by better, I mean people will be legally permitted to burn "diversity trainers" at the stake. On the corporate premises. On company time. For a bonus.
One of the good things about having kids is that you can pretty muuch eingeieer a flu when the diversity training day is on. In the time of COVID< when we are told to stay home when we are sick, be sick. For they will sicken. They want to destroy the spark of logos, the spirit of God, within you. Above all, we should not grave the spirit of God, which is akin to the wind, and gives us life.
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
I know "born again" is a cliche. There are those who are more liturgical who mock the protestants and the evangelicals. But you have to be aligned with God, and not with man.
It is only by the power of the Spirit that we can resist this convergenve to evil. It is evil, and evil is prioritzed. Do not be lite this.
It is far better to repent.