Monday, May 19, 2014


Sounds are only tools, synthetic - samples, which imitate the real sound of a particular instrument made by man, like the violin. Before violin there were other sounds. Grasshoppers make a distinct sound, which one can sample and play on a keyboard, or frog sounds etc, These are tools, which everyone uses as they like to, and have fun with. Hence, if someone uses one particular sound in psychedelic or punk-rock music it does not mean that this sound is then stolen away from the rest of us because it is used to express craziness. Just because people are frustrated and can't just go around smashing things, the law restricts them, so they go to those concerts screaming their lungs out. 

If we let everyone appropriate all that man produces - guitar, violin or piano - than we would be chased into a corner, worse, get into a tight cell and die… That's what those unintelligent people, founders of their religious movement have done and still propagate. Only the dimwitted is drawn to this kind of religion.

One must see God in a much broader picture than just in one small fragment of an isolated verse in the Bible. Fragmented minds create doctrines to feel more righteous than others. This is evident in the Jehovah Witnesses and similar to them splinter groups, (like Ephiphanists - Epiphania church, Mennonite branches like the Amish, Puritans, Quakers etc, and also the Adventists, but I do not know much about them in order to definitely say that they are wrong.)


David danced before the Lord and his wife Michal was ashamed of her husband. David was free, she was bound up.

[2 Samuel 6:21-23] So David said to Michal, “It was before the LORD, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the LORD. [22] I will be more lightly esteemed than this and will be humble in my own eyes, but with the maids of whom you have spoken, with them I will be distinguished.” [23] Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.


In (Psalms 105:15) we read, “Do not touch My anointed ones and do My prophets no harm.”

It is alarming to see how vehemently critical people are of God’s ministers. Many are hired hands to do the job because Jesus said that the ‘harvest is great but the laborers (hired hands not sons) are few’ (Luke 10:2). Among the hirelings are those who for the fame, money and glory bit, and they get it because people who support their ministries want prosperity in their own lives. “They saw the seed” to have a harvest, just as they are taught, but the harvest most think about is wealth falling down on their heads from heaven just because they were told to. On U-Tube people lash out agains God’s anointed. They have no fear of the One who hired them in the first place. Without any understanding and to their own detriment they (out of jealousy and hatred) trash God’s servants.

Regarding God’s anointing most Evangelicals are quite confused. They call it thick, thin, heavy, it comes and goes, etc. That’s not the case with the anointing the IT. It (oil) was used to anoint kings, priests and even prophets. But priests went corrupt (Eli's sons), kings (Saul, Ahab, and more) too and also some prophets (like those who ate at Ahab and Jezebel’s table). Then according to Genesis 15:16 when their wickedness (corruption) is complete they are removed or destroyed.

God’s gifts cannot be taken back, they are permanent, so the only way to terminate anointing of the anointed is through death. What one sows one must reap, but in this case it is even heavier. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more” (Luke 12:48).

So many fools think that they are okay just because they are God’s (although hired) servants.

Anointing is only a mark, a means by which one is appointed or marked. The power of God (the Holy Spirit) comes because of the anointing. The Holy Spirit cleaves to the anointed in order to use him or her for the greater good of others. Kings, priests and prophets are chosen (anointed) for a nation and for this reason comes the power; for in oneself (no matter how ‘heavily’ one may be anointed) the anointed can do nothing.

There is much to learn. But who will listen. So many perish like fools. Regardless if you believe in God or not it has nothing to do with what you know or do not know, believe in or not; you are still under the Creator's laws. You are not excused because you are ignorant.


Most know the Truth and yet they twist it just to suit themselves and for that they will be judged. Ignorance or not, God’s low is fixed and it is permanent and no matter how you go about it you are under His laws.

Examples: [Leviticus 19:31] ‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God. [20:6] ‘As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. [20:27] ‘Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.’”

Read Deuteronomy 18:9-15: 

“When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. 14 For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so. 

You may say that I have nothing to do with these because I am a Christian under Jesus. Even if you are, you are still under the same God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If your god's name is Theology still this god will noir change anything.  It is not what you believe in that happens, but often what you do not know and act in ignorance.


If you break these law then you are in trouble. The Gerasene man broke these laws, was he exempt because he was not a Jew? Yes, he was Greek from Gadera (Greeks lives in that region) so he did not know and yet he was possessed with a legion of unclean and violent spirits (demons of the dead Roman soldiers who died in violence, most likely in a fierce battle). That violence is then frozen in time, but when it is played with; using witchcraft or spiritism; then the living is possessed with the dead past life energies; thus one becomes demon possessed. In compete madness the possessed man gashed against himself stones harming himself. If it were not for Jesus that man would have died in his terrible transgression, but Jesus saved him.

After deliverance the man came to Jesus in his (own and not theirs) normal mind again and no longer projecting the violence of the Roman legion. These violent past life energies play out only in the presently living person feeding off of that man's life and vitality; these were sent into the swine and the swine were sent into the lake and were destroyed therein. Those loosed entities fed on the life energy of the swine until the swine drowned. Their carcasses serve as gates to Sheol (or Hades) where they must rest until the judgment day. Human bodies (when dying) are gates to Sheol.


Samuel said to Saul, [1Samuel 28:15] “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?”

Saul broke God's law. The result? "The LORD will also give over Israel along with you into the hands of the Philistines, therefore tomorrow you and your sons will be with me..." Samuel said.

 Saul's transgression was complete. On the next day Saul and his son Jonathan perished.

Michal did not know anything about anointing and she touched God's anointed and she remained barren for the rest of her life, although she did not have to.

So that is only one example and they are hundreds more. Once you learn these things you become compatible with God's kingdom.

Avail yourself with the knowledge of Truth today.    

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Seek Peace & Pursue It

The prophet Isaiah said, They do not know the way of peace (Isaiah 59:8).

Peace and righteousness are one. In heaven righteousness is not needed because heaven experiences no violence, even unrest is remotely possible. Just as God does not tire nor He gets weary, for He is Spirit, so shall we be also. God loves peace so much that He gave us darkness and called it the night, so that we might rest, and be refreshed, restored, because of our bodies need it and He knows that. On top of it all He gave us the Sabbath day to rest on; for He abhors all unrest, distress and any form of oppression. Just think about it...
Some people were brought up in stress. Others were beaten and abused. Still others were forced to perform beyond their abilities. In either case each was pushed, forced and abused.

It all depends how one interprets it, which results in either bitterness, unforgiveness or hatred. We need healing.

I speak of those sensitive ones, that stood bewildered and dumbfounded while watching the cruel and insensitive doing his wicked deed.

Let compassion and God's precious peace heal you now. In Matthew 14:14, we read that when Jesus felt compassion for people, He immediately healed the sick. It is not the overemphasized faith, but God's compassion that we need.

Faith in Jesus is miraculous because it’s a gift of God to us, just as it is written in Romans 10:17. It is not a miracle-working faith, one that creates nonexistent eyes or makes leprosy disappear, but the gift of faith in the Savior Jesus and His work at Calvary. The Son cannot reject someone who was drawn to Him by His Father.

“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him … For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father” (John 6:44, 65). 

Based on this principle, I must temporarily lay aside my own interests to help someone else for the sake of the greater good. This is a gift from above. Looking down at the entire situation. The bird’s view vision from above reveals the truth; anything self-serving looks at things subjectively and narrowly from below. But why is it so? - The answer is quite simple - we carry war genes in us and cater to them on daily basis.

Imagine thousands of wars on this planet earth. Each of us carry genes of those who either have had killed or had been killed. In each case, our genes carry properties of violence, war, strife, unrest and stress. Now we are a bundle of these emotions which we try to unravel.

I think that the gracious God gave me the gift to to see it all, and to look into these things deeply and giving you a long lasting solution to your problems.

Please embrace God's gift to you in whatever form He sends it. Usually, He sends it in a form of another human being. So please, do not compare yourself with another human being, but rather discover the gift itself and draw from its substance.


Those that have abused you have been abused themselves. Those that dislike you have been disliked themselves. Those that hate you have been hated already. The cycle must be broken for if that cycle is not broken the cruel will continue wielding the upper hand over you. The cruel and ruthless; the insensitive and callous will continue doing his or her evi for an indefinite period of time. Who will tell them that it is wrong? You! You must stop it. But the problem lies in the resolve. Your ability to rise above you defeatism and weakness.

By feeding on knowledge and understanding of these things one is then able to rise above defeatism and confront the wiles of evil head on.
Mediocrity and narrow-mindedness is contentious and warlike. This bigotry must stop if one wants to be called an intelligent and civilized.

We have too many uncivilized people, they act in the limbic part of the brain and very much uncivilized cruel way. They pride themselves with the fact that they don't remember anything about hurting you. Even worse... They pride themselves with fact that they have forgotten; and so you should forget too. Others say that you are like the dog that returns to its vomit and licks it. They are so proud  of the fact that they have blocked it off, so s a result they have accumulated evil deeds, evil thoughts and evil emotions that will eventually destroy them. But they do not want to face them and resolve them. They keep on believing that everything will be fine, while the unresolved issues eat at the core of their being. - That believing is false. That faith is blind, and often that kind of faith is being propagated by some people in authority that hold a position of influence. Just think about it... Think about all those false things we have been subjected to.

Whether they have abused you verbally, emotionally, or physically they know that that they have done something wrong, but they keep on blocking it off just to find sanity in their lives. They block it off just to feel right. They choose blindness just to feel good about themselves... until the next time... and the next time... and then they keep on repeating the blocking just to forget their misery. They have become masters of the blocking-off of things that don't necessarily suit them or have become to them too bothersome.

Stay away from such people. These are wolves that will eat you up. They are not peacemakers, but act out the war genes in us (which are in all of us) and they sort of like it, for they feel that they overpower you. They feel that that they win, yet they struggle financially, They struggle socially, and they struggle emotionally. Yes. They are in great unrest and emotional upheaval. They need company in the same just to soothe their disposition a bit.

You do not belong in a company of such people for your peaceful stroll through life should not be disturbed. Choose wisely. Keep your eyes open. Distance yourself from anyone that tries to suck you into a confrontational kind of a contest without a viable reason.

Sex & Music

If music turns you on sexually then that's a good thing as long as the DIRECTION is toward your spouse. As a result of your cohabitation children are born and the music helped you with that. You did what God inspired you to do through the creation of sound, beat, groove thus creating a mood. That's the purpose of joyful, sad, mournful, dancing and sexy beats.

Worshipful music creates feelings of praise, worship and adoration within your soul; your soul then reaches beyond just the self. Dancing music makes you dance. God gave you the free will and free choice, God is NOT RELIGIOUS.

David danced before the Lord. Jesus said this:

[Matthew 11:17] We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.

Jesus turned water into wine for the feast in which He took part. Women touched Him too. Was He turned on? As a man - yes. But did He meet any of the feminine advances toward Him? - No.

Those who are still in dualism see God and His kingdom as being split in two - half is light and half is darkness. But the problem with that is that it was God who created both light and darkness and He Himself called both as being very good. What happened then?

It started with Zoroaster and then Mani his follower and these two philosophies the Jewish exiles from Persia had entertained for a long time. Obviously, there was a need to study God and His kingdom and a hunger to know the truth. So, ritual religion, like the daily sacrifices and ceremonies became useless because they have not contributed to the spiritual development. Sacrifices served as a sin covering, lest the "wrathful" God should strike the sinners dead. So, that was done out of fear and reverence and eventually it became just a daily ritual and an elaborate religious pageantry.

People needed more than to just atone for their sins or to cover them; they needed to go beyond. But, they went wrong. At that time they were quite exited and very much on the track of finding; only now we know that they were wrong. A man can be excited about going into a blind alley and never knowing it until he reaches a dead end; only then he realizes that he went the wrong way. Jesus said, "Let the blind lead the blind until they both fall into a ditch." So what illuminates our path? - The knowledge of truth which Jesus brought (Read the Gospel of John 8). Nonetheless, what Jews kept exploring and wrote survived for the subsequent truth-seekers who actually did not care about finding the truth, but rather to entertain anyone that would follow. And entertaining they did.

After Jesus, Muhammad gathered much of his information from the Bible, and from the current beliefs of his day he composed the Koran and thrust it upon his faithful. Anyone who would not be a believer would be labeled as an infidel. The loose Arabian tribes became Muhammad's first audience. They were so ripe for his message, and so receptive that in a very short time the first believers in their newly discovered prophet became his messengers. Islam was spreading rapidly. Naturally, there was a need to make a book out of his sayings; so Mahomet compiled the Koran. The Arabian Peninsula is the cradle of Islam, which sought to unify all nomadic tribes under one roof. Islam kept changing faces as it went on the campaign to islamise the world. At first the weapon was the message, but as the messengers changed regions they have stumbled upon some residence. The sword, spear, bow and fire was then 'anointed' and 'sanctified' to do the 'holy' job. The Ottoman's forces came close to Vienna. Imagine. The Polish King Sobieski defeated the Turks and saved Europe from Islamisation.Nonetheless, Satan and the devil is part of Islam, and no matter how monotheistic it claims to be it is dualistic in nature. When it is convenient Satan is used and then he can be pinned on the "great Satan" (America) or the "little devil" (Israel). In Christianity, many say in anger, "You are of the devil." Or, "You are the devil." (Now, that comes from those periods of which I am about to write next.) Jesus used that language too, because most would relate to it and sort of understand. Allusions to these things were frequent. But, it was not yet the time for the final reformation; it was just the beginning of the spreading of the Good News the Gospel.

Now the time for the Last Reformation has arrived and it is us God calls to close the chapter.  

You might say, 'I don't believe in Islam.' Another might have said, 'I don't believe in Buddhism, in Judaism, Christianity or Confucianism,' etc. Moses, Mahomet, Confucius or Buddha did not die for you, Jesus did. He is the only one who opened the way back to the Father. Study Jesus and you will now God. 

One religion is not better than another. God does not care about the picture frame, but rather what it contains. The frame is dead, but the picture is living.

Although Zoroastrianism or Manism did not find an anchor in the Jewish mind, but what did appeal to the Jews was Hellenism. Greek classics and philosophy - a term coined from a Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria. Obviously Jews searched for knowledge, which was not yet available in their own camp. During an intense period of Hellenization the Maccabees rose against that wicked process by starting a partisan-like war; until the Roman period. During that period of time (about 200 years) even worse things started to happen to the Jewish mind. Most were seduced with Greek mythology, the worst paganism ever, but it was the culture that appealed to the Jews, just as it was the case before. Out of the victorious Maccabees the Hasmonean Dynasty had emerged and Romans granted them privileges on the Temple Mt. The Jews started to enjoy autonomy over the holy hill. The Hasmoneans appointed Prusheem, a cast of Pharisees we know about from the New Testament; their job was to bring Jews back to Judaism. But, along with the reconstituted, symbolical sacrifices(at that time only a copy of the Ark of the Covenant was in the Holy of Holies) also Judaic education of the entire population had its start. But again, as it was before, Greek pagan influence corrupted the pure monotheistic mind.

From Persia the Jews brought Satan as the anti-God angel, the ruler over the world of matter and darkness; and these remarks we find in the New Testament quite frequently, directly or in form of an allusion. God was only limited to the realm of light. Obviously, out of polytheism emerged a compromised version of dualism, which is found in Christianity and Islam, but only minutely in Judaism (it is more folkloric, kabalisticand superstitious department of Jewish beliefs). The population was steeped in superstition, and dualism was thriving. (Which was rooted in the supposition that there must have had been a war in heaven and at least temporarily God lost the war to Satan. Those allusion have been revised and mulled over for millenia now.) Prusheem produced their own ideas about Satan, devils and Beelzebub - the alleged ruler of demons; and now we must waste precious time (which we could use to go beyond the basics) and dwell on this in order to clarify it all and bring people back to the ONE GOD and His pure undefiled Kingdom.

Why people are so slow to get it is beyond anyone's imagination. (1) Do we love God the ALL Mighty? (2) Or we love Satan so much that we just can't part with him? Perhaps it is the second; we "love"-fear Satan for anything hidden in darkness is mysterious and we love to dig the mysteries. Our pride does not permit any parting with shadows because then, perhaps, we would have nothing to tell and the mystery novels would not sell. Religion would lose the intimidation steam. Hollywood would have no story. The open truth and bright light would be just too much.  

[John 3:19-21] 19“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21“But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

We have invented (with the help of our predecessors) a theology of heavenly upheavals, the supposed fall of angels (like Lucifer and his 1/3) and chaos; is God's spring also polluted? No. It is our pollutions for which we should be sorry and then repent and then study our Creator.

God created everything, including music and beats, sexy, or even those that people use to get into a trance. Demonic? Yes. Where did it come from? From heaven? - Hardly. From us? - Yes. Who will be judged? - Yes we. For what? - How we have handled God's pure creation.

It is the usage and direction of God's gifts that condemn or glorify us. Man invented two sources: God & Satan. Why? - Stupid, dimwitted or downright rebellious?

It's a start
Now, I should stick my head into their little box and think as they want me to? It's too late. Those who are led of the Spirit are sons of God. (Romans 8:14) The peacemakers of Matthew 5:9 are His sons too, the peace Jesus gives us (John 14:27) is not of this world, but is heavenly, where no wars ever took place nor are even possible. If that is not true than the peace of Jesus (not of this world) must be coming from yet another region, yet He went back to the Father who is in heaven from which Jesus came. A realm of a complete peace. Not a place of plots, wars and intrigues.

Have our brains been damaged? If this God is not yours than you have another god.

[1 John 2:16] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Pride did not originate in heaven, but in the realm of time and matter - earth. Too many have embraced the notion that the accumulation of this earth's dust makes people proud, and they 'fear' that if others accumulate more of the moth-eaten and rust-corroded stuff then they will become too proud. Yet, it is the exchange rather than the holding on to money that produces wealth. It is sharing rather than the hording that brings blessings. Hording is a sign of insecurity and fear of what? - Of never having enough. Sharing and exchanging produces increase. These are just the basics of healthy and thriving economies.

Dust makes another dust proud for having more of it. How can a truly spiritual person become proud; of what?

Start the final reformation of your mind with this small booklet.

Bach's Music

According to some religious folk some people might be big sinners because they let themselves go being swayed by the sound of music...

As one's indoctrination is rooted in fears - that sexuality and music are evil... sort of.. I don't know. Another one fears hell and the eternal damnation. So, these are the controlling devices widely used in religion. People want to be free, but they fear, lest they might miss out on the truth, which they have not yet grasped... So they sit and gobble up religious gibberish, "thee thou, harken." 

And the Spirit said unto me again: Behold the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands.  Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; and he also had taken away our property. (The Book of Mormons 1 Nephi 4:11)

Am I safe with this religious mumble-jumble? Yes, because it is of the spirit of religion and those who carry this spirit within them succumb to the somber religious piety. They are being led away like unreasonable oxen to the slaughter house. These tactics are widely used by religious leadership in order to keep the faithful really faithful - loyal to only their fraternity.  

The Church of Christ in USA does not use any instruments, also not the Mennonites, like the Amish. I suppose that the Adventists also don't use any instruments. So, according to them one sins when using an instrument or hearing music. But, isn't that a religious bandage? 

[Romans 14:13-14] Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way. I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

Ap. Paul was not familiar with the Gospels yet he had the same spirit.

[Matthew 15:10-11] Hear and understand. It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

And in [Mark 7:18-22] He said, Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?”

Obviously physical things, as well as sounds so prevalent in the world, which we hear almost every single day, have nothing to do with our spiritual walk with God.

Jesus said: "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”

Another thing

If Bach never wrote his music, we would not have Jazz today, because it is the fact that Bach laid the foundation for it with his syncopating musical genius. Yes, syncopation is Bach's, the fundamental form of Jazz today. It is as if weaving off-beats;  between the notes and straight beats one sort of slips through.

Sebastian Bach glorified God with his genius, which God installed in him. Yet, it was Vivaldi that Bach initially followed and borrowed from him the idea of chasing tones, passing each other, pairing and going away... just as it is in dance. Knowing this liberates you.

Narrow indoctrination, like those of Jehovah's Witnesses founded by Charles Taze Russell ( and others, like the Adventists movement of Ellen G. White( and Church of Christ and Mennonite splinters in the USA threw away music labeling it as evil. Is if that they had no rhythm in their bones and musically deaf ears... they suffered. They wanted to make a melody in their heart but they coudn't. God did not give them tha bility as He did give to others.

Now that they have become the founders and leaders should all other musically gifted people sit under them? Perhaps they feared that music might lead their faithful away from them?   

You be the judge. 

Compression & Decompression

Sounds are only tools, synthetic or samples of real instruments like the violin or piano. Before violin there were other sounds. Grasshoppers make distinct sounds, which one can sample and play on a keyboard, or frog sounds etc, These are tools, which everyone uses as they like to, and have fun with. Hence, if someone uses one particular sound in psychedelic or punk-rock music it does not mean that this sound is then stolen away from the rest of us because it is being used to create craziness or express craziness. Just because people are frustrated and can't just go around smashing things, for the law restricts them; they go to those kind of concerts, screaming their lungs out, or go to football matches and let all out. Others go for other extremes, but that does not mean that I must then stop play an electric guitar or a keyboard just because they use them. Should I stop singing through a microphone or use livelier beats and rhythms? Some dance to Polka 1/3, "it still puzzles me how they do it." If sound puts a smile on your face than that's good. Getting silly like kids is also healthy.

Some of you out there have become too serious. Loosen up those somber faces and those pensive religious expressions, melancholia and piousness. Get silly. Have fun.

If we let everyone appropriate all that man produces - guitar, violin or piano - than we would be chased to a corner, worse, get into a tight cell in which we can't move and then die… I suppose. That's what those unintelligent people, founders of their religious movement have done and still keep on doing through their successors today. Even those founders are long dead - having no clue about the world we live in today with email, blogs and electronic gadgetry - they keep people in bandage. The spirit of religion and something that restrict exerts more power than the spirit of truth, peace or freedom. Intuitively, people are drawn to something that would restrict their freedoms because they really don't trust themselves and are not able to handle freedom on their own. And, that is due to the way we educate. Instead of teaching how to handle freedom responsibly; freedom is viewed as something dangerous. Pagans knew no freedom.

In Israel's case God played with compression and decompression in order to teach the Hebrews how to handle freedom. Egypt's slavery of 400 years was the compression period of time; and the wilderness was the decompressing period of 40 years.

Anything narrow and restrictive imposing itself upon another carries the element of fear. If the teacher is insecure then that insecurity he'll pass on to the pupil. But only the slow and dimwitted are drawn to those kind of definitions because they nurse on fear and nurture it. They are lost also and need to have a sense of being right and with it more holy than anyone else. Such people would never reach any sinner for Christ. In order to reach the lost quite often one must go down into a sewer.

These are patterns we must see and above all seek freedom. The most holy thing you could ever do is to first set yourself free; and then make other people free with the power of truth. Primarily what Jesus taught, was laden with the freedom elements; to free people from their terrible bandages.

Watch the word CONTINUE. [John 8:30-31] If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.  

Amazingly it is often the reverse. The longer people are subjected to a religious indoctrination the more restrictive they become, e.g., limiting their breathing space, yet grace is the abundance of space and the undeserved favor. So, how can one handle grace, personally, or along the teachings of one's denomination?

One must see God in a much broader picture than just in one small fragment of an isolated verse in the Bible. Fragmented minds create doctrines to feel more righteous than others a "holier than thou" kind of an attitude, which in time turns into a put-on (religious) personality. This is evident in the Jehovah Witnesses and similar to them splinter groups, (like Ephiphanists - Epiphania church, Mennonite branches like the Amish, also Puritans, Quakers etc, and also the Adventists, but I do not know much about them in order to definitely say that they are wrong. No one is really wrong; one is in bandage or is free; free to grow up and outgrow the elementary things.

[Romans 14:13-14] Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way. 

(14) I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

If we start eliminating the normal things in life - all that the religious people tell us as being of the devil, unclean ... with endless definitions and subcategories etc, - then we would become "fruitcakes and nuts" we would cease to be normal. Our IQ then would go way down to our feet and we would walk a religious walk and no longer the walk of God's wisdom, which is of the Holy Spirit.

[Romans 8:14-15] For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”