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THERE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

August 7, 2017

It was now later in the day. Usually when I rise in the morning from sleep I don’t take much time before I turn my attentions to heaven. But today I took my time before heaven with God became my focus. So what did I do? I attended to my bodily wants and needs first. When I did pray to God I reflected and understood what I had done. I have an alive body but I also have an alive head. My head should come first not my body. My body submits to my head. My head is not dead. My mind my soul in my head is very much alive. My soul above, saved, saved in God. God is above. 

And God is in my heart in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is part of the God head because He comes from the Head. The Holy Spirit comes from above in to my heart. The Holy Spirit is sent by God. The Holy Spirit is also God, God the Spirit. God is above in the God head in WORDS and next to Him at His right is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is in flesh, an immortal flesh whatever that might be. Immortal means not death but ever lasting. King David said “The Lord said to My Lord sit at my right side and I will put all your enemies at your feet”. 
When I got around to praying to God today I reflected on my giving the body first place before my head today and my thoughts wondered on to university professors. Professors, the big “humanism” sticks out its head. Humanism is not Jesus Christ’s wisdom. Then I thought – humanism might have its place in the grand scheme of salvation. No one just gets all wise of God in minutes or just years. Wisdom of God comes slowly. Gods elect are put under the leadership of human wisdom until they are wise enough of Christ to think for themselves. Human wisdom is about humans apart from God. Human wisdom is humanism. The wise of God break free of human wisdom as they grow in Gods wisdom. Gods wisdom is Jesus Christ. 
So I prayed to God today later than usual. I put my body first today. I realised my mistake. My body is not to be first. My head comes first. My head is in charge of my body. My head is very much alive. My head holds my soul. My soul is in my mind. My mind (thoughts) is not dull. My mind (thoughts) is sharp. I sharpen my mind up using words, Gods words. I read the Holy Scriptures from the Bible. The scriptures are simple, the simple truth. The simple truth is sharp. 
There are many versions now of the Bible but the true essence of God is still there. Read and discern, perceive and understand. God is invisible, God is a metaphor, meta meaning beyond, beyond the physical. God teaches us in parables, He throws a story a long side another story to try and show that there is invisible along side visible. Jesus would talk about a story in the visible to impart a perception of the God teaching of the invisible. We humans are human spirit, the teachings from God via the Holy Scriptures, are essentially for our human spirit to comprehend. Parables teachings are also called analogies. Metaphors are words used in analogical teachings to help our human spirit to see that there is a beyond, this beyond is where the human spirit is living apart from the physical existence that we live in. Metaphors describe something in the physical sense to make it real in the spiritual sense (to give meaning to our human spirit). 
We are essentially trying to teach our human spirit to be wise and understanding. Remember God is invisible and the invisible made the visible. Human wisdom (humanism) has little place for Gods wisdom through Jesus Christ. God teaches about another kingdom apart from all worldly physical kingdoms. There is a Spirit kingdom of God. We the elect of God in spirit live in this Spiritual kingdom. We the elect live in the world but not off the world. We elect are just transient. We elect don’t belong to this world. 
To give first place to my head before my body is as simple as just praying to God above. Pray from heart. Pray from human spirit in heart to above. Pray with words. Speak. To give first place to the head means giving the head glory. Do not glorify the body. Glory the head. Moses was glorified in his head when he went up Mount Sinai. Moses even put a veil over his head so that the Hebrews could not see the glory of the head (the people were not worthy to see the glory of God). There is a veil even now over people’s minds, they see but they do not see, they hear but they do not hear, they do not understand in their hearts. Moses and many prophets gave/give glory to God. God above first. We know each other by our faces we know God by His face. The face is on the head. Simple.
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.
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HUMANISM (ARTIFICIAL)

August 7, 2017

 I thought artificial intelligence was about humans not having to think any more. 

Or is intelligence not merely about thinking? Intelligence is the ability to understand. But what about thinking? To understand does one need to think? Or is intelligence based mainly on perception, discernment? 
Robots and artificial intelligence is not about more jobs for humans, it’s about less jobs for humans. Humans don’t want to work. 
Governments talk about a universal basic income. Everyone gets a set income no matter what their job or their not even having a job. 
Humans create artificial (whatever – plastic, intelligence, robots, etc), arty farty, hoity toity, unnatural, limp wristed, not straight thinking. Artificial buggers up the mind. 
Robots with artificial intelligence will be called humanoids. These humanoids might get rational thought, might, I don’t know. Can humanoids ever morally think? Will these robots know right from wrong? Humans got rational thought. God made humans simple and God said to the first humans not to eat of science (the knowledge of good and evil) but humans went ahead and partook of science. Now humans (not all) disregard their maker. Why then should not humanoids partake of science and disregard their maker, humans. Humanoids made simple by humans and then becoming complex. Humans are getting more complex over time as they partake of science. Humanoids might become renegade. There will be the good humanoids and the evil humanoids. 
Science is about good knowledge and evil knowledge. Science can do good or evil. 
Science is complex. Gods wisdom is simplex. If science is complex does that mean God is complex? Science is of God. Is the Father God complex and is the God Son Jesus Christ simplex? Why would the Father be complex and His Son simplex? Jesus Christ is the Wisdom of God. Is the Wisdom of God simplex and not complex? Truth is simple. The simple truth. Is not science the simple truth? Jesus Christ is not complex. We assume Jesus is simplex as is His wisdom is simplex. Science is here to stay. But why were humans in the beginning warned not to eat of science? What is wrong with science? If the Father God knows science why can not humans know science? What is dangerous about science? Why did God tempt the first humans with science? Science is good and evil. Science now can destroy most of life on this planet earth. Man can use science to obliterate mankind. Science also heals. Science provides comforts to humans. Man uses science to create robots. Man uses science to create artificial. 
Man was made simple but man has made him her self complex. Man has made knotty balls of wound up thought in his her minds. Man is winding him her self up in thinking. It’s no longer straight thinking.

Those people who embrace science usually don’t embrace Jesus Christ. Those that embrace science might say that Christ and his message is simple. These science lovers presume simplicity of God is foolishness. These science people think complex is wise. 
Satan has blinded many people. There is an anomaly of what is truth. There is a veil over people’s minds, they see but do not see, they hear but do not hear, their hearts do not understand.
Universities are full of science. There’s the social sciences for example. I studied sociology at university. I found the sociology teaching very man made. It’s like you have to check your wrists in case you leave the straight path too much. Sociology is not Gods wisdom but is human wisdom. In my final exam in sociology I wrote of my conversion to Jesus Christ. And I failed the course. I could imagine the examiner getting angry at my writings. I was probably thought of as an idiot. 
Let me be quite straight here, Jesus Christ’s teachings are not wanted at universities. University does not teach Jesus Christ’s wisdom. University is about human wisdom not Gods wisdom. University is about the achievements of human spirit not Gods Spirit. At university you embrace humanism. If you write in university essays and assignments on Jesus teachings you will be failed. Theology at university is taught very objectively, it’s not about believing in God but being critique. You study comparing the different religions, which is not bad. 
At Bible College I found a lot of humanism. One of our main lecturers was/is a humanist. And this lecturer was not shy in telling the class at one point that he was a humanist. 
So where does that leave the Holy Spirit? Many try and quench Gods Spirit.
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.

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HUMANISM

July 31, 2017

Humanism is the enemy of religion. True humanists detest religion. Humanism came in to being as a break away from religion. Religion has for centuries been at the forefront of civilisation. Religion was the glue that kept societies together. Man has always been about money and religion and not necessary in that order. I think religion even came before money. Religion is about belief. 

As soon as man got language and writing together man was curious about both the heavens and nature. Man needs beliefs. Man saw living and working in communities as a better way to survive, not just a few people living in a cave separated far from others. The cave man may have dwelled in small groups. But man saw strength in numbers. There were always the marauders the bandits so living in numbers the group can fight off their enemies. Life was and is about survival. In the communities man had their leaders but man wanted their spiritual leaders. Man has since the beginning perceived the spiritual side. How does man perceive spiritual? Man is spirit and soul and so man naturally believes in the spirits. Over the centuries man in their own unique languages have called the spirit side by many names but no matter what names are used the fact is man can perceive and there is a big pattern to all this belief. The total pattern is that there is a Supreme One God. Religions in their immaturity might address many gods as in many demons so they address the dark spiritual side. The Jews addressed the one supreme God and then came Christianity to cap it off on this one God. Christ came to teach and preach about His Father the One Supreme God. We only mature spiritually and see the big pattern of true belief through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only begotten Son of the One Supreme God.  
Humanism came as a response maybe to the corruption in religion. We call this first break away as the Renaissance. It was a born again period. Humanism was a born again break away. Birthing anew and away from religion. The Renaissance was essentially a European thing. The religion at this time in Europe was essentially Roman Catholic. We get Catholic priests who were corrupt. Bishops bought their positions. Bishops and cardinals ruled the roost. The people were under the thumb of these religious. Now amongst the people were talented people. But to learn or get good positions you had to be either rich or know friends in high places. Religion was stifling society. There were many intelligent people who wanted more of life, they wanted to learn. Most people at this time were poor and were in to labouring jobs. The people blamed religion for their predicament. People went to literature, music and the arts to satisfy their hunger for learning. We got the classical painters and musicians. People learnt to read and write. People read books. People saw beyond the confines of what the Roman Catholic Church taught. People left the church and even said the church was evil and that the Pope was the Devil. Universities were opened to all people who could pay and not just open to the upper classes. We saw an emancipation of the lower classes to learn. 
Humanism like anything that goes too much goes into unbalance. We now don’t have religion controlling every thought and deed of our lives. But people when they start something don’t know when to stop. Humanism was a response to religion. Humanism was essentially a western response. 
But humanism has not always been a response to religion. You could even say humanism came with the Greeks. The Greeks were about thought. Philosophy they called it. We got the teachers Plato and Socrates. So it was only later we got the Renaissance and the freedom to learn away from religion. The Greeks got western civilisation on to science. Philosophy soon became science. It was about the study of the heavens and nature. 
We have the initial humanistic wave coming with the Greeks then we got the second wave coming with the European Renaissance. Later came the psychological humanism from the likes of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. It was philosophy and psychology. But the word “science” has superseded all the previous names for humanisms pursuits. So where is religion now with the humanists? A true humanist does not need the religion of God or gods, the true humanist now has science as his her religion. It’s all about science to the humanist now. Science is about empirical evidence. Science can be proved whereas religion is just belief and can not be proved. You can not prove God exists. 
What am I? I am no humanist. To me humanism in today’s definition is not just about a freedom from religion. I have a lot of my life been religious. I am now forsaking religion. But I am not forsaking God. My Master and Lord is God through Jesus Christ. Religion in todays life can smother out talent and inspiration. Religion even today is a lot about man made dogmas and man made rules and man made rituals. Priests are forsaking Christ’s teachings to teach their own made up teachings. Priests are controlling souls with man made rules. But not all religion is bad, quite a lot is ok. I lived with religion quite a bit, I grew up with it for many years. I became a Christ believer in the lap of religion. Without religion I might not have been saved. My soul is saved. There are also good religious. With age comes wisdom. With Christ’s wisdom comes a break away from man made wisdom. Religion can be man made so I break away from the man made religion, I do keep the wisdom and religion that is of Christ. I don’t need mans wisdom now as I have Christ’s wisdom to help me. Mans wisdom served its purpose, it helped me until I was wise of God. In Christ’s wisdom I am no humanist but I also am no religious, I am neither. I don’t need humanism and I don’t need religion. It’s that simple. 
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray. 
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THE TESTIMONY (Book)

April 22, 2017

This book written by Halina Wagowska is both confronting, and educational. It makes one think “If the Germans in mass can treat the Jews like they did then it is collective responsibility”. 

I am saying is it possible that you and me and all gentiles can do what the Germans did? The Jews killed Jesus. Are all Christians capable of killing and or hating the Jews? And are Jews capable of killing and or hating gentiles. Christians are also known for their abominations in other areas; killing of the red Indians in North America; the white people wanted the red Indians land; treating black colored people as slaves and treating them abominably; taking the Australian aboringine land by force; the aborigine of Australia only got the federal election vote in 1962 and they were not even citizens of their own land until 1967. In Australia we have politicians who are xenophobic. Pauline Hanson would look good in leathers bull whipping aborigines and Muslims or for that matter any human who is not white and Christian.
Halina the Jew. She spent years in a German concentration camp. While in camp Halina promises herself that after the war she would testify to her inhuman treatment. To testify meant she had to survive and survive she did. Halina in writing her story had to confront her demons, those shadows that she fought from her mind. Halina now was old, most of her foes probably have left this world. This obviously now made it easier for her to write, to write when a lot of her shadows had passed away. Halina decided there can be no supreme God. What God would allow this suffering? There can be no God. But Halina is forgetting that the Jews crucified Lord Jesus Christ. There was a curse on the Jews; the curse was on the head of every Jew. Crucifixion is no tea party, it must have been agonising for Jesus to suffer the way he did. And then there was the whipping of Jesus. If Jews can do what they did to Jesus then it must be in their hearts to do the same to Christians. The Germans were not the only ones in history to persecute and kill Jews. Other nations over time did it too. Halina a Jew but a Jew who does not believe in God. Halina is a Jew by birth. Halina became a humanist. I personally find humanists hard to take; I hate the idea of humanism. I remember at Bible College at the first class of one of my subjects and the lecturer introduced himself as a humanist. No one in class seemed to find humanism wrong but I was shocked to see it in a bible college lecturer. And this lecturer was in charge of the spiritual formation classes and counseling classes. Maybe this lecturer was a God believing humanist. But I thought humanists do not believe in a supreme God. Halina the humanist; I am disappointed in Halina. There can be no God because of the way the Germans treated the Jews; tell that to the Jews who bull whipped Jesus and nailed him to a cross. Jesus the Lord, Gods Son. Halina should know that humans are quite capable of bull whipping and killing other humans. The USA civil war was about freeing the slaves. They were slaves because of the colour of their skin. The confederates many who were educated and intelligent. 
Man can be good and he can be bad. We carry good and bad in us. Don’t act all sanctimonious and say you are good and would never whip or crucify Jesus. “Crucify him crucify him” the crowds shouted to Pilate the Govenor. “The death be on your heads and the heads of your descendants”. We humans curse our neighbours, we gossip, we lie, we slander, we mock. We are no better than the Nazis. We just do it in a different way to the Nazis. We use our tongues like a sword, we stick it in and our neighbours suffer. 
This book is a good read. Halina after the war devotes a lot of her time to helping those people disadvantaged. I am just sorry that she denies a supreme God. The war and the concentration camp should have taught her about people. Halina lacked faith. Halina lost faith, you don’t have faith in human beings you have faith in God. This life is only temporal. Our life in the next life is paradise. Paradise is not in this world. We suffer in this world and wait to join Jesus in heaven. Man is capable of much evil. Satan rules a lot in this world. Persevere not for paradise here but paradise in the next life. Death is only a step. Death is a door. 
I prefer reading books written by believers. Loyalty and faithfulness in God mean a lot to me. 
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.
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THE HEAD RULES NOT THE BODY AND THE WORDS FROM THE HEAD RULE BOTH IN THOUGHT AND WORDS

August 30, 2015

Your mouth and tongue is in your head – speak with sense – and your eyes seeing and your ears hearing and your tongue tasting and your nose smelling – all these are in the head and help to give good sense.

So the Christ Head Rules.

The thoughts rule conscious and the conscious head is what rules the body and the body is either satans body or Jesus Christ’s body or a body that is of the wild. So what head (thoughts with conscious) should be ruling over ALL? I Say the Jesus Christ head. Jesus thoughts should rule. So the humanist – does he or she rule with Christ thoughts? No no, the humanist rules with mans wisdom, man made and not God made (not Christ made). The humanist and satanist do not help at all, about nil, they are not ruling in their thoughts from Christ. Humanism is a type of fools gold. It looks good but it is false. False to God. Christ’s thoughts are the true wisdom of God thoughts. Thoughts are in Words and Words rule. Words rule through conscious (and sub conscious). Christ thoughts rule over ALL. So the satanist and the humanist are really useless when it comes to helping the community keep in wise order. Christ is the true head and we as members of the body of Christ need to obey the ruling of the Words of Christ. It’s very very SIMPLE. Christ does not rule with complications. Keep it simple and you learn from Christ’s Spirit. Don’t try and complicate God, you won’t learn true wisdom of Christ that way. We must adhere to our souls being converted to the soul of Christ. The mind (soul) of Christ no other. Let’s be WISE (truly wise).

Who rules? The God Head rules, no question about it. We call the God Head, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is sent by God above in to our heart. The heart does not rule, the Head rules. Does the Holy Spirit rule from the heart? The Head rules and the Bible says Jesus Christ is the Head of the Body. Jesus Christ is in the Head ruling from above, the above heavens. The Kingdom of God is within. Emmanuel God within. Coming to terms with the subjectiveness and objectiveness of God is not easy; one has to balance the God in Jesus who is in the physical and is out there somewhere and also come to terms with the God within. Heaven can be out up there and also within us. We must balance the object God and the subject God. We can not just make God an object. But we can not dwell in introspective subjectiveness too much. Walking a straight line between subject and object is very hard; one must have plenty of self control. 

Young people are too much in to their passions; the elderly have more self control than the youth. The elderly have more experience too. Passions do not go with self control. You will find more good sense with those who have self control.  

In our human spirit, do we understand the up there? The human spirit in the heart, do you see a head up there? Are your spiritual eyes open to see the head on top of the body or are you devoid of such thought of a head ruling above. Human spirit can be ignorant of a lot of things, we just have to hopefully understand with Gods Spirit help. But no doubt in our own spirit we struggle with Gods Spirit; I mean we know better or do we. So we struggle with God. We would rather learn off man out there than learn off God. Human wisdom is more appealing; we don’t have to struggle with God that way. Who wants to learn off the Holy Spirit when there is no real glory in it.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.

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THE UNIVERSAL MIND AND HEART

October 28, 2014

I think I think I think and I live within my heart and mind but I am also part of the universal conscious (mind) and universal subconscious (heart). My thoughts are linked in as other people’s thoughts are linked in to the greater universal thinking. So we are all (those in CHRIST) part of “The Universal Consciousness”.

Maybe we can call the process of how the Universal Conscious communicates – “COMMUNING”. Maybe the minds commune through human spirit. But maybe the communion only happens between those who are in the body of Christ. We commune within the confines of the church (body of Christ). The people outside the church (body of Christ) are out in the darkness, these people outside the body of Christ live in the wild they are not part of the cultivated thinking that is in the confines of the Cultivated Universal Mind and Heart of the body of Christ. Of course being in the Universal Mind and Heart of Christ does not necessary mean one is mature and wise. We mature and wizen up in thoughts over time. Just like a plant grows we humans also grow, we grow in spirit and soul in wisdom and maturity of thought. No one coming in to the body of Christ (saved soul) automatically goes straight to full maturity and wisdom. God is a God of growth. Nature itself tells us things grow. Gods creation grows. Humans grow in stature and wisdom.

Carl Jung a noted psychiatrist and psychotherapist (b. 1875 – d. 1961) also wrote about the universal conscious and sub conscious. Jung called it “Collective unconscious”. Jung in my mind was in the church (the spiritual body of Christ). Jung was in the cultivated body and not in the outside wild body. Jung had religion but he did not fully understand it. Jung had religion because his human father was in the body of Christ (that is my understanding). If ones father is saved, the son is saved. The son is saved the father is saved. I expect it also works with mother and daughter or is it father and daughter. Jung obviously was not a big reader of the Bible and if he was he did not refer to the Bible in his theories. Jung was humanising his understanding of what he learnt and discerned in the body of Christ (the church). Jung’s father was a Minister in the church. Jung no doubt learnt a lot about the Christian church but may have strayed from his fathers teachings to a gospel that the world preaches, a worldly gospel that puts man in the forefront of everything apart from God. Jung discerned well, so we gather he was very insightful, meaning he had a lot of light in him, not darkness. God may have blessed Jung because of his father. Jung’s human spirit must have learnt much from his fathers teachings at church. The human spirit listens and communes and sees and subconsciously learns even when we might not think so. Jung had good learning from his father but his mother was another thing. Jung’s mother may have had a mental illness. She was depressed and thought spirits were talking to her. Mental illness can in many cases be caused by immaturity. Jung in his grown up life maybe wanted to understand his mother more. Jung maybe was trying to be like his Minister (Pastor) father but pastor/mentor/understand mental illness. So here we get Jung the minister of mind illnesses. Carl did not become a Minister of the church like his father but instead used the God given gifts given to him to play the Pastor in a humanistic way. It was never about God to Jung; oh no he was better than his father, he was not going to be exactly like his father, he was going to be his own man apart from his father. So we get Jung the humanist (it’s about him), not Jung the follower of Jesus Christ.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.

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FOOD AND DRINK FROM GOD

June 18, 2013

Sensible eating and drinking should be a forte and focus of human thinking.
So what is good to eat and drink? What is our frame of reference when eating and drinking? The frame of reference is God. There is God made food and drink. Who else on this earth makes and creates? Yes mankind (people) makes and creates. Mankind makes food and drink. What we call manmade (term for people both male and female) is called artificial. Artificial is all unnatural. Unnatural is to be perverse.
What should we not eat and drink? Do not eat manmade food and drink if you want real sensible eating and drinking. To be truly wise is to eat and drink only God made food and drink. Eat a banana, eat an apple, eat a orange, eat nuts, eat wheat and barley, eat carrots, eat potatoes, eat lettuce, eat cauliflower, eat parsnip, eat cabbage, eat meat, eat chicken, eat fish, and the list goes on; we are speaking about God made food here; all these foods are God made not manmade. Drink plain water, drink milk; both God made too. Anything that is outside natural food and drink is unnatural and should be avoided. Natural is to honour God our maker. Man makes food and drink; man tries and passes food and drink off as God food but it is not; it is a deception. A lot of processed food and drink is manmade. Man even duplicates God’s flavourings. Manmade food and drinks are inferior to a God made food and drinks. Man tries and copies what God had made. Artificial is unnatural and perverse. Mankind is heading (like a steam train, all go) on a path of perverseness. Perverseness is about complexity. To be straight of God is to be in simplicity. Live straight thinking lives. God wants us to think straight. Mankind and his creations are arty and perverse. Get back to God and his creations in a life of simplicity. Give up manmade, give up artificial, give up complexity, give up perverseness. Mankind leads us away in his/her creations to worship mankind. Mankind becomes the God, the maker God. Humans then worship humans and turn away from our true creator, humans become perverts (means turning away). We get mans wisdom, mans philosophies, mans understanding, man and man not God. “Humanism” becomes the religion of mankind. Humanism is manmade understanding. Humanism perverts.

Yours sincerely; Lester John Murray.


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