Don

Welcome to HeavenlyRealms.com, my living story.

Named after its author this organic journal is being written for those who wish to know why I faithfully and genuinely believe in God.

“Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”  I Peter 3:13-16

Tenets

These tenets are basic principles that apply across all Reason.  We should have full confidence in them.

  1. I exist (or you the reader exists)
    1. Therefore something exists
  2. It is not possible for something to create itself
    1. Therefore “nothingness” is impossible
    2. Therefore an eternal past was
      1. Therefore an eternal future is
  3. An omniscient person does not exist
    1. Therefore each person nurtures bias
    2. Therefore each person relies upon their personal economy of faith
    3. Therefore each person possesses invalid knowledge
    4. Therefore proof is ultimately and independently adopted
  4. Social justice requires accountability
    1. Therefore accountability identifies authority
  5. The human mind is innately sovereign
    1. Therefore I (you) have authority over thought and conduct
    2. Therefore God has an open door policy

Flight from Atheism

Few atheists wholly abandon the objective value proposition of Love.  Doing so darkens the sovereign mind to unacceptable levels.  I for one have been extremely disappointed with the limiting performance of atheism.  Thankfully the fruitful scripture of Holiness is there for all to test.  It is the spiritual pen of satisfying artistry.  For God is an artist.

In John 10:10 (NASB) Jesus says “… I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Proof of atheism does not exist, but Joy is a real experience that demonstrates the Word of God.  I therefore submit to the work of Jesus Christ.  Not in search for “meaning”, but to target abundance.

Atheism is quite effective at pushing aside any notion of theism.  Beyond materialism atheists have no lasting purpose.  Objective Morality is just a fairy tale and Love is merely subjective.  Realism has little relevance.  Accountability is idealistic.  All investments are relative to death.  The dead are forever dead.  For this person, atheism is very effective in reaching its goals.

Science is philosophically challenged and realistically limited, yet many people will not recognize a Heavenly authority unless forced to do so by a scientific proof that is impossible to acquire.  Free from any coercion, I willfully and faithfully believe in Holy Scripture so that I may experience life more abundantly.

Passionate Christians live Intentionally

Passionate Christians Live Intentionally.  This is my activated motto and obvious tagline for HeavenlyRealms.com.  We have been told that all are sinners and fall short of the glory of God.  This in my opinion should therefore be a directive for all who claim to revere holiness in the Word.  Imperfection is not tantamount to hypocrisy but include personal apathy into this equation and our shortcomings clearly degrade the example we set before us.

I am a highly challenged sovereign person.  I am sure you are too.  Each person I love is also sovereign.  All free-spirited persons in humanity possess epistemological authority.  Since I have settled the great conundrum that underscores all thought I must be an example, though ridicule and demand is certain.  Welcome to my life, it can be yours too.

2020 – Easing toward open display and respect

  • Strengthen my relationship with the Lord through routine prayer.
  • Study Holy revelation regularly, adopt and share.
  • Be a change agent by example.
  • Let selflessness benefit others.

Prayer Strategy #1 – Ongoing Status Reports

In my post Passionate Christians Live Intentionally, I have publicly committed to regular prayer in 2020 after articulating my on-board Christian road map.  I work for the Lord now.  Genuinely I am a good person but obviously I could be better.  Some of these battles frankly have gone on for years.  Prayer strategy #1 is meant to assist a veteran of spiritual warfare like myself.  Perhaps you could benefit from this initiative as well.  My strategy is that I am required to conduct status report meetings with my Lord daily.

I refuse to avoid this daily meeting even when I mess up.  I am clearly sovereign and acknowledge authority over these problems.

In my weakness there will likely not be more than one or two issues in the hopper at any given time.  The objective is to successfully correct discrepancies before taking on new assignments.  Under current operations let us follow a trajectory rather than pretending that perfection is at all reachable.  As such we should willfully prioritize our social conflicts.  According to my understanding of the Judeo-Christian Bible, all of us are already endowed with everlasting futures.  I have decided personally that any problems nurturing spiritual death outweigh those that prematurely push my transition from one layer of abstraction to the next.  I begin this strategy today, April 7, 2020.

Perspective #1 – By Authority I Will

In the political arena we have various levels of government all having divisional boundaries of authority and sovereignty.  As a living person I too am gifted some degree of authority and sovereignty, but innately so.  I make decisions and hopefully take accountability for them.  Taking accountability validates my authority over certain areas of coverage.

We often use terms like “free will” and describe ourselves as “free moral agents” but I prefer to view myself as a sovereign agent who exercises authority as a birthright.  Now I have a political front with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, directly with the mediator Christ Jesus.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle … 1 Timothy 2:3-7 NKJV

AND

11 … pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.  1 Timothy 6:11-16 NKJV

I have heard atheists say that they do not believe in God but if He did exist, they would hate him.  Then they provide all their reasons why.  I think they have this attitude ultimately because God does not uphold double standards.  As Christians let us exercise our given authority to eradicate double standards personally conducted.

14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16 NKJV