God Is In The Water

In my last post, Who’s Really Reforming Healthcare in America? , I left off what the question of: Why was Moses punished for hitting the rock that provided the people with water? This wasn’t the first time that he had struck a rock and provided water for the people. However, it was the second time doing it that kept him from entering into the Promised Land. Now, this is Moses we’re talking about, one of the greatest prophets and leaders that ever lived! Yet despite all of the things he did and how God used him, he still didn’t make it in. Now, this may be a little lengthy, and this only the first part. But if you stick with me until the end, you shall be blessed. Flint, Michigan., this one is for you. So, having said all of that, let’s get into it shall we?!


Float with me on this…


Throughout the entire first chapter of Genesis, there is a significant amount of reference and use of water. However, it’s the subtle key emphasis of water that were intriguing to me. Immediately after creating the heavens and earth, we see that “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Gen. 1:2). Next, after the separation of light and darkness, God then separated the waters from the waters. “And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven.” (Gen 1: 7-8). My take on that, is simply that earth originally started out as one big ball of water, because it’s not until a few verses later, that we see the formation of land. Reading further on, we also see that some of the very first animals created were water creatures. “And God said, ‘Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures…’” (Gen 1:20). *Note that for a later reference*. Fast forwarding to the forming of man over in Chapter 2, something else caught my attention. “But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (v. 6-7). All life started with water. From the very beginning, the entire creation started with water. After reading all of that , I was locked in at this point.

 

Taking a look through the Old Testament first, I began to notice a trending element. Water. Majority of the major, most talked about miracles that occurred, all involved water! Starting with Moses being saved by being put into a basket and floating down the river to safety. The first of the Egyptian plagues was the turning of water into blood. Moses parting the Red Sea. Twice, striking the rock to produce water. When the people had become so wicked that God decided to kill them all and start over, he told Noah to build the Ark. Samson, after killing a thousand men, prayed to God for water, and it was given to him from a jaw bone. Rivers were parted. In fact it was the Jordan River that was parted before the people entered into the Promised Land. Armies were supplied with water in the middle of nowhere. Jonah was swallowed up by a whale for running away from God’s orders. Even to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego being thrown into the fiery furnace, yet coming out just as fresh as they went in. Something else that’s interesting, is that the prophets Elijah, Jeremiah, and Haggai all predict drought as punishment from God. Conversely, rainfall is a sign of God’s favor and goodness (rainbow). Jeremiah also referred to God as being the “fountain of living waters” (Jer 17:13). Key element in all of those equations? Yep…Water. Now, on to the New Testament.

 

Now, understand, since God came to us in the form of Jesus, he no longer really needed to operate in the same, massive water miracles that we saw in the Old Testament. Meaning, since He came to us in the physical, He no longer had to just operate in the spirit. It wasn’t like with the prophets beforehand that He just spoke to. No. God is Jesus in human form. So I began to look at the miracles that Jesus performed. The first miracle we see of recorded, is the turning of water into wine. It was with spit and dirt, mud, that he healed a blind man. Water and Earth. The disciples were told to follow him and he would make them “Fishermen of Men” (remember the note you were supposed to make earlier). Not only did he speak to the storm on the sea to calm it down, he also walked on water! Fed 5,000 with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. Another interesting thing that I started to notice, was that Jesus never ventured too far from the sea. It was almost as if he was camped out on a yacht lol. And one of the last things that Jesus said while hanging on the cross, was that he was thirsty. He didn’t say that he was tired, hungry, upset or angry- but that he was thirsty. It was right there that I thought back to Moses.

In Chapter 6 of the Book of John, the people were questioning Jesus asking him what must they do to do the works of God. (v. 28). But when Jesus tells them all they have to do is believe in Him, they wanted to know what “sign could he do”. They wanted proof, because God gave their fathers (Moses crowd)  bread to eat in the wilderness. It literally RAINED down bread. Well manna, but bread. Jesus then said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread of God, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.” (v. 32). Jesus goes on to tell them that “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (v. 35). I had found my answer.

 

We know that Moses twice struck the rock to bring forth water. It was in Exodus 17 that the people first got upset with Moses for not having any water. The people were ready to kill Moses, as if it were his fault. So God told Moses to strike the rock, to show them the power that God had placed in him, and give them water. However the second time was different. Not only were they upset with Moses this time, they were upset with God too! So to show the people how powerful He was, He told Moses to SPEAK to the rock. Speak and let me do the work. But Moses didn’t listen. Taking matters into his own hands, he hit the rock, again trying to show how powerful HE was. He would have gotten the credit for ending the drought. Moses didn’t get to see the glory of the Promised Land, because He took away God’s glory bringing forth water from the rock. Which made be think – What if God is water? Think about it.

 

One of the very last things that Jesus says while hanging on the cross, was the he was thirsty. No. He just wanted to quench his thirst. It wasn’t until after the guard gave him a sip of sour wine that, “it was finished”; and he gave up his spirit. Think of all the biblical sayings and expressions we use when describing a blessing from God, or just in the bible in general. “He will open up the windows of Heaven and POUR you out a blessing”. “He leads me beside the still waters”. For the sake of length, I’ll stop there but you get my point right? Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the freshwater on earth. Rains, Hurricanes, Flooding; what if they’re only God’s way of cleaning the earth? I mean, He did kill all of mankind at one point by flooding the land. He also said that He would never leave or forsake us, and water is everywhere. Jesus told the people that he was the “bread of life , he also told them that  whoever believed in Him, out of his innermost heart will living waters flow. See where I’m going?? Now imagine seeing Jesus walking on water. Then imagine him being able to walk on water because it was God pulling a Lavar Ball for Jesus and holding him up.

 

It’s believed that the human body can only survive 3 days without water because, well,  “Man can not live by bread alone”. In fact, the human body is made up of 50 – 75%….WATER. Earth is also the only known planet with has both life and water. But I remind you that God said that it wouldn’t be water, but fire the next time the earth would be destroyed. And since it was Satan who sent the world into a spiral, maybe He’s going to let the Devil destroy it as well. I only say that due to amount of war, violence and killings going on. Maybe I’m completely off track, but ask yourself this.

Would you rather attend a Holy Ghost filled church, or a DRY, dead one??

 

Stay tuned, with all this water talk, John the Baptist has something to say!

 

Now Fix The Water In Flint.

 

-theComfyMisfit

Who’s Really Reforming Healthcare in America?

After trying to figure out where I was going to go with the follow up to What’s Happening To Our Black Men , I checked a few of my social media feeds and I found it. Health Care! Healthcare is a major topic that’s currently going on right now and I thought I’d give my take on it. So with that being said, let’s get into it shall we?!?!

 

My thoughts started me with Moses and the striking of the rock at the Waters of Meribah (Num 20). Now, quick summary. This passage is most known for the being the cause of Moses not being able to enter into the Promised Land. Within the first month of being in the wilderness, the people got upset with Moses because they had no food or water. They even ask him why would he bring them into the wilderness to die (v.4).They were almost ready to kill this man! At this point, Moses and his brother Aaron, manage to sneak away from the people. They had to go pray about it lol. God then tells Moses, “Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron, and TELL the rock before your eyes to yield its water. So you shall bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to the congregation and their cattle.” (v. 8). However, even with direct instructions FROM GOD, Moses still didn’t listen. Immediately after getting the people together, Moses goes off on them; calls them REBELS, then proceeds to HIT the rock that he was specifically told to SPEAK too.

 

Now skipping over to Chapter 21, after the death of Aaron and as they’re coming off of Mount Hor, the people again get upset with Moses and God. They still wanted to know why God had led them into the wilderness with no food or water. “Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many of the people of Israel died.” (v. 6). After this happened, the people started praying and asking God to make them go away. I guess you could say that God was “Big Mad” and the people were “Sorry”. LOL. But Moses prayed for them and God told him to take a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and anyone who was bitten would live. It was that story that made me think about the pharmaceutical business. A serpent wrapped around a pole. Just like with Eve in the garden, here we see this slippery, sneaky serpent causing more chaos. Only this time it’s with Moses and sickness. -INSERT- …The symbol of medicine.

 

The symbol of medicine is 2 snakes wrapped around a rod, with a pair of wings placed directly behind it. Knowing that God may sometimes use sickness as a punishment, it is Satan who uses sickness as a means of suffering. In Luke 13, we read that Jesus healed a woman who had a “disabling spirit” and had been bound by the devil for 18 years. Disabling spirit. Disabling. Disabled. The U.S. Health Care system remains among the least efficient in the world, yet the U.S. Pharmaceutical market is the world’s most important national market. The United States holds over 45% of the global pharmaceutical market! It’s valued at over 446 billion dollars and we’re still one of the sickest countries in the world! And while all that may be quite interesting, I was still curious as to how Moses played a part in all of this. Well, peep this.

 

Located in the U.S. Capitol, is a marble relief portrait of Moses.On the Architect of the Capitol website, a government site might I add, they describe Moses as a “Hebrew prophet and lawgiver. Transformed a wandering people into a nation; received the Ten Commandments”.  His profile hangs right in front of the speaker, watching over the entire room. Not only that, but there’s also a statue of the Ten Commandments at the US Supreme Court, as well as other state buildings.No wonder we aren’t getting anywhere, we’re still operating under the law of Moses! Might also help explain the disconnect between the young and the old in the church today; Even the U.S. Gov’t, despite it’s stance on the “separation of church and state”. But here’s why it isn’t working.

 

Jesus later explains in John 3: 14-15, that just as the Israelites were healed of their sickness by looking at the snake on the pole, all believers today can be saved from the sickness of sin by looking to Jesus’ death and resurrection. It wasn’t the snake on the pole that healed them, but the belief that God could heal them.

 

The snake has once again created nothing but chaos and confusion. It had infiltrated the minds the people and deceived the entire healthcare industry. Driven by money and profit, the sicker you become, the richer they get. “..for the love of money is the root of all evil.” Funny how that money thing keeps coming up huh? Now, I’m not saying that people should just stop taking their medicine. Definitely not the point I’m trying to make. But if you truly believe that God can and will heal you, then why are you stressing over the medical bills? How can you say that you’ve given it all to Him, if you’re still standing there waiting, micro-managing his every move.There have been significant studies that show how by just changing to a plant based diet, it can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the western society. Which made me think. Jesus once healed a blind man with nothing but dirt and spit. Healed a man by putting mud on his eyes. “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust”. He simply used the Earth to heal him. I mean, that is what we’re made out of right, the Earth? But I still had one question that hadn’t been answered yet.

 

Why was Moses punished for hitting the rock?

 

Which is going to carry me to my next topic…..Water.

 

Flint, Michigan., you’re up next.

 

-theComfyMisfit

What Is Happening To Our Black Men?

For the past few days, single mothers has been a topic that i’ve been hearing a lot about. It sparked my interest when I saw a tweet about it. The tweet was about a predominantly black youth department where 80% of the kids didn’t have a father present. It went on to ask “Why men traditionally gotta be awful?”, in which I replied, “If God hadn’t put Joseph into place, Mary would have been a single mother”. After doing a brief search of single black mothers, I found that over 72% of black children are born to single mothers. Immediately after reading that, my mind went back to the Amerikkka’s Attack on the Black Community  post; Jesus more specifically. Remember how I explained how I thought the devil is operating in the United States Government?? Well…

Float with me on this.

We aren’t told much about Joseph in the scriptures, but we know that he was worthy enough to be handpicked to father the Son of God. It’s also interesting to note that he wasn’t mentioned until the time of Jesus’s birth, and later at the temple. There is mention of him taking the family to the Feast of the Passover every year. Which means he knew God. He was in charge of raising the Son of God! He taught and ministered to Jesus. But he never got the chance to see the fruit of all his sowing. There’s no more mention about him after the visit to the temple when Jesus was 12. Right before you become a TEENager. School-To-Prison Pipeline ring a bell??

However, while I was looking for more information on Joseph, I did come across a study that showed how the products in dollar stores, the food products more specifically (Chemicals Linked to Cancer; Birth Defects ), have higher levels of cancer causing chemicals in them. And where are the majority of these stores located? Low-income communities. Why? Simple. Population control and money is my guess. Two of the major leading causes of death in African-Americans are cancer and heart disease. What’s that have to do with anything you ask? Well, we know how big the pharmaceutical business is in America. However, given the rise of the legalization of marijuana, a drug with HUGE medicinal benefits, the real question should be, why are there still brothers in prison for selling something that  is now being broadly legalized??? . Money, money money smh.

I’ve stated how I believe that the Romans that were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus were under Satan’s control; the Children of Disobedience. Thinking back to Eve and how she was tempted in the garden with an apple (food) and the link between sickness and food, it started to make me realize something. Satan is still causing chaos through our women, food, and the future Kings of Tomorrow! How Tone? How did you come to that conclusion?? Well, pay attention, because this where it gets really interesting at.

Since the beginning of time, Satan has been doing nothing but terrorizing and causing chaos on earth. That’s essentially what his purpose is, to disrupt and confuse. But if you pay close attention to the fall of man; what sent the world into sin, it’s a key minor detail that I think most people overlook. Satan didn’t tempt Adam (the man), it was Eve who he went after. While Adam was off in the Garden doing God knows what, with God knows who, the snake was over there sneaking up on his woman. That’s interesting though, because we see that throughout the bible a lot actually. How the man succumbs to the persuasion of a woman. Being created from a man’s rib, the woman is literally a man’s weakness. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “He was doing alright until he got with her!”. Or, “when he get on he’ll leave yo a** for a white girl”. Makes a little more sense now huh? Breed the bloodline. Now, we know that Mary was informed that she was going to have a child by the Angel Gabriel. We also know that since God said that He would send His son to save the world, He couldn’t be both the Father and Son in the physical. If that were the case, there would have been no need for Jesus to come, right? This is where Joseph comes into play.

The Haitian Revolution proved what could happen when the people came together against the powers that be. But just like Jesus and the church, if you take out the Head of the household, than the body will follow. If you dismantle the family structure, then you won’t ever have to worry about them causing any problems. Think about the school-to-prison pipeline and how it’s directly affecting and targeting the minority community; specifically the black males. There are preschoolers being suspended from school. PRE-SCHOOLERS!! They’ve stripped the school of disciplining children and turned it over to law enforcement. Instead of teaching them how to be better students, fathers, sons, husbands, and brothers, they’d rather build more prisons. Take away the male presence at home, and with no REAL father figure around, he turns to the brotherhood of the streets as a way to provide or bullied for being a “mama’s boy”. The struggle one has to go through after “serving his time” just to be a productive citizen again is ridiculous! And we all know nothing good will come of it. Starting to see the cycle?

The point that I’m trying to make is this. Could Satan be using the US Government to control and destroy our young Gods?   “For the love of money is the root of all evil”, and who controls the money? The pull of professional sports and the entertainment has brainwashed them into believing that that’s the only way out. Confined to go outside and be kids, they sit and play video games like Grand Theft Auto, then go outside and think they still have the controller in their hand. My high school basketball coach would always tell us that “Life isn’t like a Playstation, you can’t reset this!” Shoutout to Coach Russell! But if you take away the male figures like that, and leave only the female presence, then what? And since the single-mother is left alone, often needing help, grandma is usually next up in line, but she’s trying to enjoy her life. Not raise another set of kids! When all the other options runs dry, she turns to government assistance (daddy). Not even mentioning how much money is in the prison industry. Knowingly them food that will eventually make them sick or just flat out kill them, causing them to seek medical attention. We’re fighting for free healthcare, but that’s their number on money maker. But what’s worse is that with no health coverage or insurance, getting the money to pay for it causes another problem because you can’t get hired nor can you get a business loan start your own. It’s just all a part of the plan.

Do you see what’s happening? The government is trying to be Joseph, only the bad version, the satanic version. The stepdad that none of the kids like. He wants to be the Father, but he’s NOT the Father. Powerful thing that money thing is. We’re being attacked and it’s as if we don’t even notice or care.

Maybe it’s time for us to stop leaning on stepd daddy “Joseph” and start seeking the REAL Father. Maybe it’s time for us to start investing in our own. Teaching, leading, guiding, SHOWING them how to Break The Chain.

“Train up a child in the way the he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

Just my thoughts and my opinion though. Yours?

-theComfyMisfit

A Flame of Burnas

Dear Big Brother Royal Dog Lance,

 

I know that his letter may come as a surprise to you, but you’ve been on my mind a lot lately brother. Lately I’ve been reflecting back on my life, (the people, places, experiences), and what they meant. “What was I supposed to learn from it?”. Now, walking into this new transition of my life, I keep praying for guidance. I’m more of a visual learner; I need to see it. And often through thoughs prayers, your name always got thrown into the mix of answers. “Lance Sanders”. I couldn’t figure out why. But having kept up with your social media feeds, and taking a quick once over, I NOW know why.

 

I can only speak on the time since we’ve met. The club Nightlife & Spice Street parties lol. Cooling at the lake house. Attempting to hoop at UNC…”The Rebounder”.😂. I also remember the night I was working the door at a party and LOST IT! When we got back to your crib after, you told me to never let my emotions get the best of me. Or the random time you hit me up during your “process”. You were going through a life phase. But never did you quit. Never. And that my brother is why I was placed in your audience.

 

I see what you’re doing now. To see where it all began, before LG Burna. The building of a brand. Everything you’re doing, is the exact thing that I’m chasing. The blueprint. The guide. From the mentoring to the coaching, teaching, community organizing, travel agent lol, #weekatburnas , the community involvement with the youth; “From Promoter to Organizer”….BROTHER, SALUTE!! I just wanted to say thanks for being an inspiration man.

 

Just had to get that off my chest.

 

Peace,

 

“A Flame of the Burna”

 

-theComfyMisfit

P.S – Don’t send the bruhs after me for that intro 😂😂FB_IMG_1499428095473

Float Like A Butterfly

The Apostle Paul has been heavy on my mind lately, and I haven’t been sure why. But on my walk today, I think I got my answer. Nature is a beautiful thing when you slow down and pay attention.

Float with me on this….

I’ve never really paid much attention to butterflies. Yes, I know that they’re some of the most beautiful insects, but there’s also a lot that can be learned from them. In order for them to become a butterfly, they must go through 4 Stages of Life: Egg – Larva – Pupa – Adult; a complete metamorphosis. Each stage has it’s own goal, and depending on the type of butterfly, this process can take anywhere from a month to a whole year to happen. So, let’s start with the Egg.

All butterflies start off as a very small, round, or oval shaped egg. The shape of the egg is determined by the butterfly that it is. The eggs are usually laid on the leaves of a plant’s. So, if you ever notice a leaf with a small bundle of small, roundly shaped balls, chances are that they’re butterfly eggs. But don’t be so quick to knock them off. They’re there for a purpose…..Stage 2.

In the 2nd Stage, the egg hatches into a butterfly!!?? Nope, the butterfly egg hatches into larva (caterpillar). But they don’t stay in this shape long and mostly all they do is eat. Once hatched, the caterpillar begins to eat since they aren’t able to travel to a new plant, given how tiny they are. Continuing with my research, I also found that this given how tiny they are. Continuing on with my research, i also found that this 2nd stage is a very important stage altogether for the butterfly. Caterpillars are born extremely tiny and must begin to eat so they can begin growing. And when they start eating, they instantly start growing and expanding. Their skin doesn’t grow or stretch, instead they grow by “molting” (shedding the OUTGROWN skin). Much like a snake does.

As soon as the caterpillar is done growing and has reached their full length/weight, they form into a PUPA…the 3rd Stage. Now this, to me, is where all the magic happens. From the outside of the pupa, it looks like the caterpillar is just resting or sleeping peacefully away. As if the change from caterpillar is a vacation. However, inside the pupa, or cocoon, the caterpillar is going through all types of changes; transforming. Inside, the tissue, limbs, wings and organs of the caterpillar are all being changed. Once the caterpillar is done forming and changing inside the cocoon, it will emerge into an adult butterfly. By the time all of this is complete, it’s now ready for the final stage of the life cycle.

When the fly first emerges, both the wings are soft and folded against its body. This is because the butterfly had to fit everything into the pupa. It’s almost as if it breaks out of the shell because the shell can no longer hold the newly transformed butterfly. But it doesn’t begin to fly instantly upon the emergence, it waits. It stays on the cocoon anywhere from 30 mins – 2 hours, pumping blood the wings to get them to start working and flapping..THEN, they get to fly. What’s even more intriguing about this though, is that, usually within a 3 – 4 hour period, the butterfly will MASTER the art of flying and will search for a mate to reproduce. Then, repeat cycle.

Life happens in it stages, and each one has it’s own purpose / goal / lesson. The good, the bad. The ups, the downs. It’s all a part of journey to flying.

Moral of the story….???

Be Like A Butterfly

-theComfyMisfit