THE PATH TO UNDERSTANDING
By J.W. Bryan
July 16, 2016
All consequences, both good and bad, are the results of choices. Whatever choices we make; they are going to bring about consequences relative to our choices. Thus, if we make the wrong choices, it necessarily follows that the consequences are going to be negative.
That being the case, that the rightness, or wrongness of the consequences is dependent on the rightness, or wrongness of the choices, then we can say that the quality of the choices is dependent on something else; so what is it?
Well, it’s the heart. We have to have a right heart, and how do we do that? It’s very simple. For us to have a right heart, we have to be right with God, for being right with Him is a matter of the heart!
let us seriously consider this: What does the word “heart”
According to the information I have from a friend of mine, who is deep into things of this nature, it goes something like this:
“In the Hebrew Bible, the most common word for “heart” is the word “leb” It refers not only to the motives, feelings, affections, and desires of a person, but also to their wills, goals, thoughts, and intellect. In the New Testament, the word basically refers to the same thing. The Greek word is “kardia” from which come the words cardiologist or cardiology. In Kittel’s massive, nine volume work on the Greek New Testament, “kardia” is described as, “The center of the inner life of man and the source of all the forces and functions of soul and spirit. It stands for the whole of the inner being of man.”
Upon serious reflection of the above, we can readily see that what is wrong with the world is heart trouble. As we have seen, the decisions which are being made by society in general, do not reflect any influence from principles, statutes, or whatever else related to in the Word of God. The Word is used as a guide to making the right decisions on anything that relates to rightful culture. In fact, what we are exposed to is a culture which is not only at odds with God and His Principles, i.e., that to which He gives countenance, but is wholly opposed to God and all His ways, or to say it another way – is at war with Him.
Now I know what some would say; that this culture just doesn’t know about God and His ways, but that won’t hold water when you’re acknowledging that something exists. So, the people of this culture know about God, otherwise they would not hate His ways. “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God” The “there is” is in italics, which means that it has been added, so we can read it this way, “The fool has said in his heart – No God.” So we are back to the Heart of the Matter, aren’t we? The fool is rejecting God because of what is in his heart. And this present culture is rejecting, and at war with God because of the evil in their hearts.
Also, there is this: Romans 1:18–21 makes it very clear that the existence of God is known by everyone, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness,” i.e., hold back, cover up, or pervert the truth.
“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it to them.”
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
And so it has been throughout all of history, or at least since Satan conned Eve into eating the forbidden fruit – people have done evil things because of the evil in their hearts. Therefore, from this we can state a principle, “WHEN THE HEART IS RIGHT, WE WILL BE LED TO THE PATH OF GOD AND HIS WAYS – BUT IF IT IS NOT RIGHT, WE WILL BE LED TO EVIL WAYS”, i.e., we start down the path to becoming SONS OF PERDITION, to my mind, this is immutable, and also inadvertent. In other words, there’s no way of escaping it – it’s a given.
At present we in America are experiencing the consequences of the events resulting from the evil planning of our national leaders, although I hate to refer to them as leaders, but actually they were, and are, for they have led us to the precipice overlooking the abyss, which we will not escape unless God intervenes.
Practically everything we are being exposed to, as well as being subjected to is connected to the drive for the New World Order (NWO) i.e., World Government – A complete and total socialist dictatorship.
World War Two was used to escalate our conditioning toward developing within us an incentive for giving up our God-given rights and our independence so that we might be free from war, or so we thought. But it has been war ever since. The atom bomb was needlessly dropped on Japan which killed untold thousands, even with Japan trying to surrender. The purpose of this was to instill fear in us that we could face nuclear holocaust if we didn’t accept some form of world government that could prevent war.
I remember reading something back in the early fifties, about a meeting between Truman and Stalin, in which Truman was seeking advice from Stalin on whether or not to drop the A Bomb on Japan. Truman had revealed that we had the bomb, and he didn’t think it was necessary to use it on Japan, but what did Stalin think? He told Truman to drop the bomb, and evidently this figured into Truman’s decision to authorize the use of this tremendous force. That force caused an unimaginable amount of needless death and suffering in addition to global-wide fear of possible future conflicts. This event, combined with many others, greatly factored in to the world-wide stampede which resulted into the advent of the United Nations, although it had been planned long before.
For more on this particular event go to part 3 of my series, “The Path to Understanding.” I’m sure there are revelations in this article, in fact, in the whole series, that will be of interest to many.
Now, back to the action of using the A-bomb on Japan. I know that it has been said, over and over, that this action saved many thousands of lives because it avoided us having to invade Japan. However, where was this all reported from? It came from the Establishment controlled media; the same establishment controlled media which brought about our betrayal. That betrayal was due to our Senate who ratified our entrance into the United Nations without ever reading what we were being subjected to. Now we are reaping the consequences, which really is only the beginning – we haven’t seen anything yet.
Currently there are plans going forward for the United Nations to completely take over our domestic lives by the year 2030 through “Agenda 21,” (THE UNITED NATIONS AGENDA FOR THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY). For more authoritative reporting on this, go to “SIX ISSUES THAT ARE AGENDA 21” by Tom DeWeese. Opposition to this is building, but we need to get more people informed. I definitely believe that in practically any part of the country, there is less than one tenth of a percent of the population which is sufficiently informed about this to even talk about it. We need to improve on this to the point of having at least one tenth of a percent, not just informed, but actively opposing and getting others informed. This would mean that in my Congressional District, there would be somewhere around 200 activists involved in the necessary activities to get many others informed and active.
Now, why do we find ourselves in this predicament? Well… it’s very simple. It is all the result of the evilness, indeed – the hideousness in the hearts of men, to various extents. We can’t attribute all of it to the evilness of our leaders; for we have our part, so let us take ownership of it.
To begin with, we failed to keep our hearts in-line with God and His precepts, tenants, edicts, principles, and whatever else results in us seeing, thinking, doing the things which find favor with God, and keeps us from being led into support of those who con us into condoning evil. As a consequence, we became sheeple – just following the flock; completely oblivious to where it was leading, and in most cases – uncaring. This is the choice we made, and if God doesn’t act on our behalf, by enabling us through His direction to get enough people informed and activated to pull-off a miracle, then those inadvertent consequences are going to result.
And we, the adults, and those over thirty, deserve whatever the consequences happen to be. The wherewithal necessary to have prevented all this was available. First there was God, but we rejected Him, and instead of heeding the Word of God and its admonition, we choose to ignore it. We listened to those whom He had turned over to a reprobate mind, those that were/are amoral – with no conscience; having no regard for the lives and rights of people, including the unborn.
Just think about it. How would you like to be in the shoes of those officials (Senators, Congressmen, Presidents, judges and many others) who worked to bring about the so-called legality of killing the unborn and depriving people of their inalienable, God-given rights, when they come before The GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT SEAT?
I think a lot about that, and what is amazing to me is that according to the scripture, the ones who make up this group should know that the very fact that they are at this place, means that it is game over. They are condemned already; yet they have the arrogance, the unmitigated gall, to contend that they were doing good. This causes me to wonder if, in their arrogance as well as desperation, they believe that in making this last stand of contention, that they are somehow holding back that last dreaded pronouncement from the Lord, “DEPART FROM ME YE WORKERS OF INIQUITY, I NEVER KNEW YOU.”
Let’s get back to the crux of all this – what it’s all about. Remember, at the outset it was stated that this was about the heart of the matter. And before going further let me say that I have a Sunday school teacher that could do a much better job here than I can.
He has much more to work with than I do, having been a teacher and principle of a public school for years and is now director of all Elementary schools in Ouachita Parish. Since he is one that is uncomfortable with being praised, I won’t reveal his name, however, he has been named Louisiana’s outstanding principle at least once, and perhaps more. But I don’t have him here to wrap this up, so I’ll just have to do the best I can.
Since the heart is the center of the inner life of man and the source of all the functions of soul and spirit, it stands for the whole of the inner being of man. We are familiar with the scripture, “As a man thinketh, so is he.” To this we can add, what a man thinks originates in the heart. Therefore, simply put, all of the bad, the hideous, the perverse, the horrendous, and much more can all be attributed to the evil hearts of men.
So, THIS IS THE HEART OF THE MATTER! Let us guard our hearts, keeping it as closely in line with God and His ways as we possibly can.
© 2016 J.W. Bryan – All Rights Reserved
J.W. Bryan was born in1927 and spent five years in the Marines, from 1945 - 1951. He worked at International Paper Company for 31 years as paper machine worker, and later in quality control. He is a Lifetime member of the John Birch Society, having joined in 1961. After retirement from International Paper, he and his wife Polly worked several years as house parents in children's homes, both in Virginia and Mississippi, 1991 - 2008. They now reside in the country out of West Monroe, La. where he produces peaches, watermelons and an assortment of vegetables. He has spent his life fighting to keep our Constitutional Republic.