Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On The road With Cunneda

On The Road With Cunneda,

Volume 22: ONE YEAR OLD,

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A PERSONAL JOURNEY IN VERSE: A Partial Transcript of 'On The Road With Cunneda, Volume 22: One Year Old'

It is the burning luster,
Of His manifest holiness;
The echo, and the witness,
To His everlasting glory;
That we see emblazoned
 Across the mantle
Of His creation;
For He occupies fully,
Unto the infinite;
As the train of His robe
Filled the Holy place:
To veil what would be clear;
And to make clear,
 All that is veiled.

God, in the dark;
Can make the man,
Thirst for Light;
Who never,
While in the light;
Sought, but the dark.
All fear of His Light;
Comes of the darkness,
That remains hidden within,
In the secret corredors
Of the soul;
Our Lord will call,
Cajole, and deliver;
He will soothe, satisfy,
And freely give all;
He will not, however,
Grant the man leave,
To stay in the dark.

This life; this self;
Is given to us,
That we may
Sacrifice it:
It is ours,
That we might,
 Like Yeshua,
Have something
                                                                                     To offer.

The cry rings out --- Peace. Peace.
Behold;....... for peace,
I had great bitterness:
Blood on the hands;
Gall on the tongue;
Unforgiveness in the heart.
For the way of peace;
I did not Know .......
Could not know.

Mischief came upon mischief;
Suddenly, in the thick of shadows:
A light ....... Overwhelming Light!
I was without strength -- speechless.
Hubris; perfidy exposed ....... slain.
Inchoation ....... efflorescense ....... metempsychosis:
Promise pierced my soul.
A fresh mind; a pure heart; a new life;
Suddenly Awake!  ....... Astounded!

The Spirit is Life...and Peace,
Flowing from Him; through the Body;
Unto the world ....... Unrecognized;
Unrequited .......It must be so;
"For the fruit of righteousness
Is sown in the peace of them that make peace.
And He who formed the Light
And created the darkness.
Will keep that soul in peace.

Wherewithal shall a man be cleansed?
With my whole heart have I sought Thee;
With my lips have I declared Thee;
I have rejoiced in Thy witness;
Meditated on Thy precepts, and delighted in Thy voice.

 I am a stranger in the land.
Open my eyes that I may see Thy marvelous works;
Remove from me Thy reproach and contempt,
For my soul cleaveth unto the dust;
Quicken Thou me according to Thy Word.

In my heart have I chosen the way of Truth;
Incline my soul with Thy Spirit that I may understand;
Invigorate me with Thy Righteousness, for I am devoted to Thy fear;
I trust in Thy Word and hope in Thy judgements;
They are as a song on my pilgrimage.

Thou art good, and doest good unto Thy servants.
The Words from Thy mouth are as breath to me;
My soul faints for Thy salvation;
My eyes are consumed in Thy Word.
Nourish me after Thy tender kindness.

I am thine ....... save me;
For I have unfeignedly sought Thy face.
Accept, I beseech Thee;
The freewill offering of my mouth.
Uphold me, that I may live in Thy hope.

Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy;
For my soul is poured out before Thee,
And my prayer hath consumed me.
Thou art near Oh Lord; Here me according to Thy loving forgivingness,
And deliver me with Thy righteous might.

Wisdom enjoins:
As breath is to life,
Prayer is to grace.
Pouring out the soul
to the Father of Lights
in unutterable spasms.
As a freewill offering:
Solemnly; Eternally devoted to Him,
Binding one to another.

Uniting as one,
A hidden Fire
Trembles in the breast.
The burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
When none but God is near.
He delights in infant lips
Entering Heaven on supplication,
Accessing Majesty on High.

Angels in their songs rejoice;
We pray ....... I pray;
Saints unite in prayer.
A source; and an end,
In word, deed, and mind;
We supplicate ....... we receive.
Love to pray ....... pray to love;
We beseech thee Lord,
Teach us to pray.

In every act of prayer,
I have already begun
To do God's will;
For which,
Above all things,
Do I pray.
The prayer;
Within all my prayers,
Is Thy will be done.
My prayer;
Is Thy will:
Thou didst create it
Within my heart;
It is Thine,
Even more than mine.
Oh Lord;
Perfect Thine own will
Within me;
As I seek Thy face,
According to Thy will.

In the patient stillness,
Of quiet submission;
The whole of my being
Is one great hush:
No strident passions,
No averse reluctance.
Prostrate at His feet,
I am lifted,
Ever, ever so gently
Into His warm embrace;
Almost as if I,
Had become my prayer;
And my soul,
Is all one supplication.

Morning by morning,
Comes the sunrise;
With Thy tender glories,
In its warm rosy light,
And the blushing heavens:
As heavy eyes open,
To behold Thy face
In all righteousness;
My whole heart sings:
For when I awake,
I am still with Thee !

As the evening sky
Unfolded before me;
Relaxed; in prayerful thoughts,
 On the bank of the Scioto;
Trusty fishing pole at my side;
Was my heart stirred,
In praise and thanksgiving,
To the Father of Lights;
For wisdom, joy, and life,
Are of Him, and in Him.
In this gentle caress,
I am home once more.

It is the burning luster,
Of His manifest holiness;
The echo, and the witness,
To His everlasting glory;
That we see emblazoned
 Across the mantle
Of His creation;
For He occupies fully,
Unto the infinite;
As the train of His robe
Filled the Holy place:
To veil what would be clear;
And to make clear,
 All that is veiled.

Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy President Obama touted the facility only a year ago.

Solyndra, a major manufacturer of solar technology in Fremont, has shut its doors, according to employees at the campus.

"I was told by a security guard to get my [stuff] and leave," one employee said. The company employs a little more than 1,000 employees worldwide, according to its website.

Shortly after it opened a massive $700 million facility, it canceled plans for a public stock offering earlier this year and warned it would be in significant trouble if federal loan guarantees did not go through.

The company has said it will make a statement at 9am California time, though it's not clear what that statement will be. An NBC Bay Area photographer on the scene reports security guards are not letting visitors on campus. He says "people are standing around in disbelief." The employees have been given yellow envelopes with instructions on how to get their last checks.

Solyndra was touted by the Obama administration as a prime example of how green technology could deliver jobs. The President visited the facility in May of last year and said  "it is just a testament to American ingenuity and dynamism and the fact that we continue to have the best universities in the world, the best technology in the world, and most importantly the best workers in the world. And you guys all represent that. "

The federal government offered $535 million in low cost loan guarantees from the Department of Energy. NBC Bay Area has contacted the White House asking for a statement.

Some Republicans have been very critical of the loans.  "I am concerned that the DOE is providing loans and loan guarantees to firms that aren't capable of competing in the global market, even with government subsidies"  Florida Congressman Cliff Stearns told the New York Times.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Burning Lustre

It is the burning luster,
Of His manifest holiness;
The echo, and the witness,
To His everlasting glory;
That we see emblazoned
Across the mantle
Of His creation;
For He occupies fully,
Unto the infinite;
As the train of His robe
Filled the Holy place:
To veil what would be clear;
And to make clear,
All that is veiled.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

Cunneda's Ramble, Volume31:

Broken Cisterns,

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Broken Cisterns


Jeremiah 2:32: Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number. 

When God becomes less an object of fervent desire, inward delight, and frequent thought, we may suspect a cooling of Divine love in the soul. Our spiritual views of God, and our  constant delight in Him, will be materially affected by the state of our love for Him. If there is coldness in the affections, if the mind grows earthly, carnal, and selfish; dark and gloomy shadows will gather round the character and the glory of God. He will become less an object of supreme attachment,  delight, and trust. The moment the supreme love of Adam to God declined, the instant that it swerved from its proper and lawful center, he shunned converse with God, and sought to hide himself from the presence of the Divine glory. Conscious of a change in his affections, and knowing that God was no longer the object of his supreme love, he rushed from His presence as from an object of terror, and sought concealment in the woods and bushes of Eden. That God; whose presence was once so glorious, whose converse was so holy, and  whose voice was so sweet, became as a stranger to the rebellious, guilty, and conscience-stricken man.

And where is this difference? Was God less glorious in Himself? Was He less holy, less loving, less faithful, or less the fountain of life? Far from it, God had undergone no change. It is the perfection of a perfect Being that He is unchangeable, that He will never act contrary to His own nature, but must ever be, in all that He does, in harmony with Himself. The change was in the creature. Adam had left his first love, had transferred his affections to another and an inferior object; and, conscious that he had ceased to love God, he would sincerely have veiled himself from His presence, and have excluded himself from His communion; if he could have.  It is the same, even today, in the experience of a believer, whose love toward God has slipped away. There is a hiding from His presence; an uncertain view of His character, misinterpretations of His dealings, and a lessening of that burning desire for Him.

It is not only in the falling away of that Divine love in the soul, where God becomes less an object of adoring contemplation and desire; but there is less of a fatherly approach to Him. The sweet confidence and simple trust of the child is lost, the soul no longer rushes into His bosom with all the  yearnings of a son, but lingers at a distance; or, if it attempts to approach, does so with the trembling and the restraint of a servant, even a slave. The tender, loving, child-like spirit that once marked the walk of the believer in the days of his renewal---when no object was so glorious to him as God, no being so loved as his heavenly Father, no place so sacred as the throne of communion, ---- has in a great degree departed; and distrust, fears, and the spirit of bondage have succeeded it. And how, you might wonder, does this falling away begin; or happen? Well, God has something to say about this, earlier in the chapter: let's take a look.

Jer 2:13  For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

It is amazing if you really look at the way people throw away the priceless things of life to settle for cheap things. Nowhere else is this more seen than in man's relationship to God. God is like a spring of living water. It flows naturally and continuously. It is fresh and refreshing too. Its supply is endless. The only thing that we need to do to enjoy this fountain is to drink deeply of it.

Instead of doing that we totally forsake God. We do not value the grace of God that is freely given to us. Now that is the first step. But however hard you try you cannot stop there. Because according to nature's law a vacuum cannot exist. Something has to fill it as soon as a vacuum is created. When God, who is the source of our life, is forsaken; a vacuum is created in our hearts. And then we cannot help but fill it. So the first sin --- that of forsaking God --- naturally leads to the second sin --- the hewing out of the man-made cisterns described here.

To compensate for our loss of relationship with God, we try to dig our own cisterns and try to store water. This is nothing other than pride. We try to make ourselves self-sufficient. But we can never be self-sufficient without God. All our efforts will be only like broken cisterns that cannot hold water. In other words, your efforts to fill the vacuum created by your rejection of God will be continuous; but it will be futile. You will fill only to find it drained away. In effect, you will be caught in a continuous cycle of filling and refilling. Yet you will remain in thirst and fear..

WHAT AN infinite mistake, my friends, to miss the Freely Flowing Fountain, only to hew out broken cisterns, filled only with disappointment and despair. Many in that condition may hear these words--- each one, within reach of God, who are nevertheless are attempting the impossible task of satisfying their craving for the infinite and Divine, with men and the things of this world.

There is the cistern of Pleasure, engraved with fruits and flowers, wrought at the cost of health and peace; the cistern of Wealth, gilded and inlaid with costly gems; the cistern of Human love, which, however fair and beautiful, can never satisfy the soul that has turned away from God---all these; as well as the man-made cisterns of politics, financial security, home ownership, family, and church----& a hundred others I could mention; and all of them; every one of them; erected at infinite cost,  can hold only disappointment; dissolutionment; and treachery.

All this, while at our feet the fountain of God's love is flowing through the sacrifice of our risen Lord, Yeshua. He says to each of us: "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.'" Oh my friends, we must again descend to the level of the stream, on our knees, if its waters are to flow over our parched lips to satisfy our thirst. We must come back to  the foot of the Cross, and hear again the words of Him who died there for us, saying "I thirst," that with His thirst, He might freely give the Water of Life to all who will come.

Those of you who hear me; those of you who are weary of this constant toil, drop your tools, and come back to God. Forsake the alliances, the friendships, the idolatries, and the sins which have alienated you from your loving Father. Open your heart, that He may create in you a fountain of living water, leaping up to eternal life. "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come! And let him that heareth say, Come! And let him that is athirst, Come!  And whosoever will, let him come, and take the water of life freely."

What you will find, my friends, is that, at that Fountain,  when your heart is right in its commitment, glowing in its love, and fixed in its desires; that God is glorious in His perfections, and that communion with Him the highest bliss that your soul and spirit are capable of while you are here on earth. This was David's experience; and we will close with his marvelous declaration:-"O God, You are my God; early will I seek You: my soul thirsts for You, my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see Your power and Your glory, so as I have seen You in the sanctuary. Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You."


Oh Heavenly Father, Teach us the art of so living in fellowship with Thyself that every act may be a Psalm, every meal a sacrament, every room a sanctuary, every thought a prayer. And then; Father, keep us with Thee always. This we seek in the name of Yeshua. AMEN.

Cunneda's Ramble

Cunneda's Ramble, Volume 30:


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A Transcript for Cunneda's Ramble # 30

Our Times

We are going to bounce around the Word of God a bit tonight in our Scripture readings; I'll be reading from Job; Ecclesiastes; Ephesians; and Colossians. Some of you have asked why I don't give specific referrences when I use the Bible. Well, there is a reason: I like to give the reading, and then allow you to look it up; I believe it helps develope Biblical study skills, and memory if you look it up yourselves. That being said; let's look at His Word together --- from Ecclesiastes, and Job, then back to Ecclesiastes:

Ecc 3:17  I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

Job 24:1  Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him;   not see his days?

Ecc 3:1  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Ecc 3:2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Ecc 3:3  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Ecc 3:4  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecc 3:5  A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Ecc 3:6  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
Ecc 3:7  A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Ecc 3:8  A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

For all mankind; time, in this life, is the preface to eternity. And as the
preface indicates and forshadows the character within the volume,
so our present use of the time God has allotted us, is a foreshadowing
of everyman's history in that infinite future.

Our time here, is a solemn and priceless gift from Almighty God, Himself, and
involves a responsibility and an accountability to Him, for its use,
miss-use, or its disregard altogether. And by our deragation of this gift;
we rob God, and bring dishonor upon His name.

What foolishness, what madness, then, to abuse a
privilege so solemn; to misuse a blessing so
precious. To employ time in vain pleasures
and frivolous pursuits; to use it in senseless
childish follies, and unprofitable engagements.


Oh my friends, in every act of foolishness, in every wilful departure,
in every instance of self-pleasing, we steal from the Lord the glory belonging to His great and holy name.
Even to become overly engrossed and gripped by literary or educational
pursuits: the studies of the philosopher, the
researches of the historian, the fascination
of art, the discoveries of science; all of these things, and many others, may verge
upon the crime of robbing God,  for all these absorbing
engagements are limited to the present, centered only upon man,
and have no essential relation to the soul's profound need for reconciliation
with its creator; and for its certain and solemn future.

Those of you who waste and kill-off these precious hours,
allotted to us in such limited numbers, through mindless activities,
and profitless endeavors; how will the ghost of your murdered hours
haunt and upbraid you through the unending
millenia of eternity! Tell me, my friends, what would you not
then give for one hour of those precious days
of your existence which now you waste and
fritter away,  in vain and silly
trifles, chimeras, and shadows.

Ecc 9:12  For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

As there is a purpose for everything under the heavens,
there is a time set by our Lord for the execution of that purpose.
It says in Psalms, our times are in His hands;
and, you rob God, my friends, when your time is not
consecrated to His glory. Study well the inspired
words of Paul, when he said, Redeem the time, brethren, because the days
are evil, and the time is short. And the redemption of our times, my friend,
as with the redemption of our lives, begins, and ends in Him, our risen
Lord; Almighty God. Only as He becomes the center of our lives, will He become
both cause and fulfillment of all our time.



    As always; we opened DIVISIONS, by Zeph and Trish Daniel; & we will close with TIMESLIP;
    Thank Z & T & give websites.

    Also today, we heard ON YOUR WALLS OH JERUSALEM  & SHIVITI ADONAI MEDLEY  by Lamb 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

Cunneda's Ramble, Volume 29:

A Very Personal Podcast,

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Show notes are posted below.


Tried As Silver: Podcast Notes for Cunneda's Ramble, Volume 29

Psa 66:10  For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

FAITH has its trials, as well as its temptations. Affliction is a trial of faith; sorrow in any of its  forms is a trial of faith; the delay of mercy; the promise unfulfilled; the prayer unanswered; or, for that matter, any assault on the believer's faith,and the foundation upon which it rests are all trials of faith, commissioned, or allowed, by God to place the gold in the crucible, and the wheat in the sieve, that both may be purified and tried. 

However, we must always remember and recognise, that these trials were not given to destroy the man, they are to be a light for our lives, and a witness to and for the grace He has cast and developed within our hearts. For the truth is, my friends, that
it is only true grace that is really tried. No one puts mere dross into his furnace, or mere chaff into his sieve. All his toils and pains-taking would go for nothing, for it would come forth in its nature unaltered and unchanged—the dross would still be dross, and the chaff would still be chaff. The truth of His Word tells us plainly, that it is only genuine grace that the Lord tries ---  and it is only those called out and washed in the blood, that satan tempts and tries to lead astray; for he already has all the rest tightly in his hands. It is the wheat, and not the tares, that is made to pass through the fiery trial. Thus do afflictions and trying dispensations prove  a man's faith. When there is nothing but tinsel in a profession of belief, the fire will consume it; when there is nothing but chaff, the wind will scatter it. The furnace of temptation and the flail of affliction often prove a man's faith; of what sort it is. This is why so many professing believers, who have not the root of our Lord in themselves, only endure for a little while; and are quickly offended and fall away when tribulation or persecution arises because of our Lord,and His Words.

But this oppression sometimes goes beyond merely assaulting our faith; and attempts to actually consume it:

Not only is  a child of God  assailed both because of his faith, and through his faith; but there are times when that faith itself may flicker and fluctuate. Is this surprising? No, my friends, it should not be. For the truth is that nothing but the Spirit of God that dwells within His grace; keeps, and maintains it. Yet our human frailties and outright failures, give our faith a unique texture and vibrancy with its own  inevitable ebb and flow, as the cares of life press in on us. Not sure what I mean, or what I'm talking about? Look at Abraham—on the hand, in the strength of faith offering sacrifice to Melchizedec, or in making formal covenant with Almighty God,and on another hand in his weakness of faith while denying his wife before pharoah! Look at David—in the strength of faith slaying Goliath, and the writings of the Psalms; and in the weakness of faith the taking of Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uraiah! Look at Job—in the strength of faith justifying God in the severest of His dealings, and in the weakness of faith cursing the day that He was born! Look at Peter—in the strength of faith proclaiming Yeshua's divinity as the living Messiah, and in the weakness of faith on the night when he denied our Lord 3 times before the fire.! Oh my friends, the wonder of wonders is that all grace and faith is not utterly scattered, consumed, and annihilated! Nothing but the power of God and its own incorruptible and imperishable nature, can possibly preserve it. This, my friends is the lesson we are to learn as we pass this way of life: that God is All---He supplies all---He tries all and secures all that is His and is called by His name---and that He, AND HE ALONE, preserves and defends all. And that He who is all, must consume all, in order to fill all. The fires and the trials are to draw us to Him, to purify and strehgthen us before Him, and to equip us for life in His Kingdom.

My friends our Lord told us, in truth, that if we were His that we would suffer in this world; and so we do----but But He also told us to rejoice, because the victory is won; In Him, and in Him only

The storms brew,
Around His redeemed;
Yet what is that to him?
For after it has passed:
He is not only alive,
But he is standing!
It has neither killed,
Nor shaken him,
His feet are as firm,
As ever they were:
In praise of Him,
Who does not deliver
By halves. 

Psa 66:8  O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
Psa 66:9  Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
Psa 66:10  For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
Psa 66:11  Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
Psa 66:12  Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

By Halves

The storms brew,
Around His redeemed;
Yet what is that to him?
For after it has passed:
He is not only alive,
But he is standing!
It has neither killed,
Nor shaken him,
His feet are as firm,
As ever they were:
In praise of Him,
Who does not deliver
By halves.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

SPECIAL REPORT: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore

By Marc Morano  –  Climate Depot
Link to Complete 321-Page PDF Special Report
More than 1,000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore. This new 2010 321-page Climate Depot Special Report — updated from the 2007 groundbreaking U.S. Senate Report of over 400 scientists who voiced skepticism about the so-called global warming “consensus” — features the skeptical voices of over 1,000 international scientists, including many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC. This updated 2010 report includes a dramatic increase of over 300 additional (and growing) scientists and climate researchers since the last update in March 2009. This report’s release coincides with the 2010 UN global warming summit in being held in Cancun.
The more than 300 additional scientists added to this report since March 2009 (21 months ago), represents an average of nearly four skeptical scientists a week speaking out publicly. The well over 1,000 dissenting scientists are almost 20 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.
The chorus of skeptical scientific voices grew louder in 2010 as the Climategate scandal — which involved the upper echelon of UN IPCC scientists — detonated upon on the international climate movement. “I view Climategate as science fraud, pure and simple,” said noted Princeton Physicist Dr. Robert Austin shortly after the scandal broke. Climategate prompted UN IPCC scientists to turn on each other. UN IPCC scientist Eduardo Zorita publicly declared that his Climategate colleagues Michael Mann and Phil Jones “should be barred from the IPCC process…They are not credible anymore.” Zorita also noted how insular the IPCC science had become. “By writing these lines I will just probably achieve that a few of my future studies will, again, not see the light of publication,” Zorita wrote. A UN lead author Richard Tol grew disillusioned with the IPCC and lamented that it had been “captured” and demanded that “the Chair of IPCC and the Chairs of the IPCC Working Groups should be removed.” Tol also publicly called for the “suspension” of IPCC Process in 2010 after being invited by the UN to participate as lead author again in the next IPCC Report. [Note: Zorita and Tol are not included in the count of dissenting scientists in this report.]
Other UN scientists were more blunt. A South African UN scientist declared the UN IPCC a “worthless carcass” and noted IPCC chair Pachauri is in “disgrace”. He also explained that the “fraudulent science continues to be exposed.” Alexander, a former member of the UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters harshly critiqued the UN. “‘I was subjected to vilification tactics at the time. I persisted. Now, at long last, my persistence has been rewarded…There is no believable evidence to support [the IPCC] claims. I rest my case!” See: S. African UN Scientist Calls it! ‘Climate change – RIP: Cause of Death: No scientifically believable evidence…Deliberate manipulation to suit political objectives’ [Also see: New Report: UN Scientists Speak Out On Global Warming -- As Skeptics!] Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook, a professor of geology at Western Washington University, summed up the scandal on December 3, 2010: “The corruption within the IPCC revealed by the Climategate scandal, the doctoring of data and the refusal to admit mistakes have so severely tainted the IPCC that it is no longer a credible agency.”
Selected Highlights of the Updated 2010 Report featuring over 1,000 international scientists dissenting from man-made climate fears:
“We’re not scientifically there yet. Despite what you may have heard in the media, there is nothing like a consensus of scientific opinion that this is a problem. Because there is natural variability in the weather, you cannot statistically know for another 150 years.” — UN IPCC’s Tom Tripp, a member of the UN IPCC since 2004 and listed as one of the lead authors and serves as the Director of Technical Services & Development for U.S. Magnesium.
“Any reasonable scientific analysis must conclude the basic theory wrong!!” — NASA Scientist Dr. Leonard Weinstein who worked 35 years at the NASA Langley Research Center and finished his career there as a Senior Research Scientist. Weinstein is presently a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace.
“Please remain calm: The Earth will heal itself — Climate is beyond our power to control…Earth doesn’t care about governments or their legislation. You can’t find much actual global warming in present-day weather observations. Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone’s permission or explaining itself.” — Nobel Prize-Winning Stanford University Physicist Dr. Robert B. Laughlin, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1998, and was formerly a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
“In essence, the jig is up. The whole thing is a fraud. And even the fraudsters that fudged data are admitting to temperature history that they used to say didn’t happen…Perhaps what has doomed the Climategate fraudsters the most was their brazenness in fudging the data” — Dr. Christopher J. Kobus, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University, specializes in alternative energy, thermal transport phenomena, two-phase flow and fluid and thermal energy systems.
“The energy mankind generates is so small compared to that overall energy budget that it simply cannot affect the climate…The planet’s climate is doing its own thing, but we cannot pinpoint significant trends in changes to it because it dates back millions of years while the study of it began only recently. We are children of the Sun; we simply lack data to draw the proper conclusions.” — Russian Scientist Dr. Anatoly Levitin, the head of geomagnetic variations laboratory at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing a Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences…AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks.” — Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book “The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency.”
“I am an environmentalist,” but “I must disagree with Mr. Gore” — Chemistry Professor Dr. Mary Mumper, the chair of the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University in Maryland, during her presentation titled “Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming, the Skeptic’s View.”
“I am ashamed of what climate science has become today.” The science “community is relying on an inadequate model to blame CO2 and innocent citizens for global warming in order to generate funding and to gain attention. If this is what ‘science’ has become today, I, as a scientist, am ashamed.” — Research Chemist William C. Gilbert published a study in August 2010 in the journal Energy & Environment titled “The thermodynamic relationship between surface temperature and water vapor concentration in the troposphere” and he published a paper in August 2009 titled “Atmospheric Temperature Distribution in a Gravitational Field.” [Update December 9, 2010]
“The dysfunctional nature of the climate sciences is nothing short of a scandal. Science is too important for our society to be misused in the way it has been done within the Climate Science Community.” The global warming establishment “has actively suppressed research results presented by researchers that do not comply with the dogma of the IPCC.” — Swedish Climatologist Dr. Hans Jelbring, of the Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics Unit at Stockholm University. [Updated December 9, 2010. Corrects Jelbring's quote.]
“Those who call themselves ‘Green planet advocates’ should be arguing for a CO2- fertilized atmosphere, not a CO2-starved atmosphere…Diversity increases when the planet was warm AND had high CO2 atmospheric content…Al Gore’s personal behavior supports a green planet – his enormous energy use with his 4 homes and his bizjet, does indeed help make the planet greener. Kudos, Al for doing your part to save the planet.” — Renowned engineer and aviation/space pioneer Burt Rutan, who was named “100 most influential people in the world, 2004″ by Time Magazine and Newsweek called him “the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer.”
“Global warming is the central tenet of this new belief system in much the same way that the Resurrection is the central tenet of Christianity. Al Gore has taken a role corresponding to that of St Paul in proselytizing the new faith…My skepticism about AGW arises from the fact that as a physicist who has worked in closely related areas, I know how poor the underlying science is. In effect the scientific method has been abandoned in this field.” — Atmospheric Physicist Dr. John Reid, who worked with Australia’s CSIRO’s (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Oceanography and worked in surface gravity waves (ocean waves) research.
“We maintain there is no reason whatsoever to worry about man-made climate change, because there is no evidence whatsoever that such a thing is happening.” — Greek Earth scientists Antonis Christofides and Nikos Mamassis of the National Technical University of Athens’ Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
“There are clear cycles during which both temperature and salinity rise and fall. These cycles are related to solar activity…In my opinion and that of our institute, the problems connected to the current stage of warming are being exaggerated. What we are dealing with is not a global warming of the atmosphere or of the oceans.” — Biologist Pavel Makarevich of the Biological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“Because the greenhouse effect is temporary rather than permanent, predictions of significant global warming in the 21st century by IPCC are not supported by the data.” — Hebrew University Professor Dr. Michael Beenstock an honorary fellow with Institute for Economic Affairs who published a study challenging man-made global warming claims titled “Polynomial Cointegration Tests of the Anthropogenic Theory of Global Warming.”
“The whole idea of anthropogenic global warming is completely unfounded. There appears to have been money gained by Michael Mann, Al Gore and UN IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri as a consequence of this deception, so it’s fraud.” — South African astrophysicist Hilton Ratcliffe, a member of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a Fellow of the British Institute of Physics.
End Selected Excerpts
The rapidity of the global warming establishment’s collapse would have been unheard of just two years ago. Prominent physicist Hal Lewis resigned from American Physical Society, calling “Global warming the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life.” UK astrophysicist Piers Corbyn was blunt about what Climategate revealed: “The case for climate fears is blown to smithereens…the whole theory should be destroyed and discarded and UN conference should be closed.”
Even the usually reliable news media has started questioning the global warming claims. Newsweek Magazine wrote in May 2010 about the “uncertain science” and how “climate researchers have lost the public’s trust” from a “cascade of scandals” from the UN IPCC. Newsweek compared the leaders of the climate science community to “used-car salesmen. “Once celebrated climate researchers are feeling like the used-car salesmen” and the magazine noted that “some of IPCC’s most-quoted data and recommendations were taken straight out of unchecked activist brochures, newspaper articles…Just as damaging, many climate scientists have responded to critiques by questioning the integrity of their critics, rather than by supplying data and reasoned arguments.” For full list of Climategate related scandals See: Climate Scandals: List Of 94 Climate-Gates — 94 climate-gates total — 28 new gates — 145 links to reports with details
As the global warming edifice crumbled in 2010, the movement lost one of its leading lights due to the Climategate revelations. Dr. Judith Curry, the chair of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at GA Institute of Tech, explained her defection from the global warming activist movement. “There is ‘a lack of willingness in the climate change community to steer away from groupthink…’ They are setting themselves up as second-rate scientists by not engaging,” Curry wrote in 2010. Curry critiqued the UN IPCC for promoting “dogma” and clinging to the “religious importance” of the IPCC’s claims. “They will tolerate no dissent and seek to trample anyone who challenges them,” Curry lamented. “The IPCC assessment process had a substantial element of schoolyard bullies, trying to insulate their shoddy science from outside scrutiny and attacks by skeptics…the IPCC and its conclusions were set on a track to become a self fulfilling prophecy,” Curry wrote. Curry called the Climategate fallout nothing short of a “rather spectacular unraveling of the climate change juggernaut…I immediately realized that [Climategate] could bring down the IPCC…I became concerned about the integrity of our entire field…While my colleagues seemed focused on protecting the reputations of the scientists involved and assuring people that the ‘science hadn’t changed.” [Note: Curry is not included in the count of dissenting scientists in this report.] Also see: ‘High Priestess of Global Warming’ No More! Former Warmist Judith Curry Admits To Being ‘Duped Into Supporting IPCC’ – ‘If the IPCC is dogma, then count me in as a heretic’] [Note: There were many Cilmategate inquiries that sought to downplay Climategate, but they fell short of their goal and were labeled as nothing more than the "global warming establishment exonerating the global warming establishment." See here, here, and here. The InterAcademy Council (IAC) was the most competent of the inquires.]
As new data and science continued to call into question man-made global warming claims, one of the movements leading fear promoters shocked the world by beginning to retreat from his dire predictions. Green guru James Lovelock warned in 2007 that, “Before this century is over, billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic.” Lovelock illustrates how the climate of the climate change movement has been transformed in the last year. In May 2010, Lovelock shocked the world by announcing: “Everybody might be wrong. Climate change may not happen as fast as we thought, and we may have 1,000 years to sort it out.” Lovelock went even father by noting how the science of global warming is in its infancy and “we haven’t got the physics worked out yet.” “The great climate science centers around the world are more than well aware how weak their science is. If you talk to them privately they’re scared stiff of the fact that they don’t really know what the clouds and the aerosols are doing. They could be absolutely running the show. We haven’t got the physics worked out yet,” Lovelock explained. Lovelock now openly praises skeptics and worries that climate fear promotion is akin to religion. In March of 2010, Lovelock said: “The skeptics have kept us sane…They have kept us from regarding climate science as a religion. It had gone too far that way.” [Note: Lovelock is not included in the count of dissenting scientists in this report.] [Note: Even the UN has grown more uncertain about the science. See: UN Fears (More) Global Cooling Commeth! IPCC Scientist Warns UN: We may be about to enter 'one or even 2 decades during which temps cool' -- Admits 'Jury is still out' on ocean cycle's temp impact!]
More woes for the movement were felt when left-leaning environmental activists began jumping ship. See: Left-wing Env. Scientist Denis Rancourt Bails Out Of Global Warming Movement: Declares it a ‘corrupt social phenomenon…strictly an imaginary problem of the 1st World middleclass’ & Meet the green who doubts ‘The Science’: Environmentalist Peter Taylor ‘explains why he’s skeptical about manmade global warming — and why greens are so intolerant’ & Activists at green festivals expressing doubts over man-made climate fears. “One college professor, confided to me in private conversation that, ‘I’m not sure climate change is real,’” according to a report from the New York Green Festival.
2010 saw the once vaunted UN IPCC now become the object of ridicule and scrutiny. In June 2010, Climate Scientist Mike Hulme took apart a key claim. Hulme noted that claims such as “2,500 of the world’s leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate” are disingenuous. Hulme noted that the key scientific case for Co2 driving global warming was reached by a very small gaggle of people. “That particular consensus judgment, as are many others in the IPCC reports, is reached by only a few dozen experts in the specific field of detection and attribution studies; other IPCC authors are experts in other fields.” [Note: Hulme is not included in the count of dissenting scientists in this report.]
In another blow to the UN IPCC’s carefully crafted image, was Scientist Dr. William Schlesinger admission in that only 20% of UN IPCC scientists deal with climate. Schlesinger said, “Something on the order of 20 percent [of UN scientists] have had some dealing with climate.” By Schlesinger’s own admission, 80% of the UN IPCC membership has no dealing with the climate as part of their academic studies. Also note, that climate requires a wide range of disciplines: See: ‘There are more than 100 expert sub disciplines involved in climate change studies’ & Science magazine confused about who is a ‘prominent climate scientist’ — ‘there is no specific climate discipline’ & Claims of ‘overwhelming majority’ of scientists exposed as laughable! ‘There are just 94 authors responsible for compiling the report in which…the [UN IPCC's] modeling case for alarm rests’
The notion of climate “tipping points”, popularized by former Vice President Al Gore and NASA Scientist James Hansen, became the object of derision as well in 2010. See: 190-year climate ‘tipping point’ issued — Despite fact that UN began 10-Year ‘Climate Tipping Point’ in 1989! Climate Depot Factsheet on Inconvenient History of Global Warming ‘Tipping Points’ — Hours, Days, Months, Years, Millennium — Earth ‘Serially Doomed’
Once respected global warming stalwarts like NASA’s James Hansen descended into political and ideological activism by being arrested multiple times protesting coal use. Hansen also endorsed a book which calls for ‘”ridding the world of Industrial Civilization”. Hansen declared the author “has it right…the system is the problem.” Hansen did this despite the fact that the book proposes ‘”razing cities to the ground, blowing up dams and switching off the greenhouse gas emissions machine.” The Grist eco-magazine writer David Roberts noted in August 2010: “‘I know I’m not supposed to say this, but James Hansen managed his transition from scientist to activist terribly. All influence lost.”
Energy Sec. Chu came under fire for claiming science told him what the world was going to be like 100 years from now. See: Obama’s ‘Climate Astrologer’: Energy Sec. Chu claims he knows ‘what the future will be 100 years from now’
Obama Science Advisor John Holdren found his knowledge of the science of climate change come under scrutiny after he issued a bizarre warning about the possible loss of WINTER sea ice in the arctic. See: Obama science advisor: John Holdren ridiculed for claiming Arctic could be ICE FREE IN WINTER!
The U.S. Congressional cap-and-trade bill collapse and the UN climate treaty failure has left disillusioned within the global warming movement. Gore has admitted to feeling “a little depressed.” And it has left a spectacle of world leaders promising verbal non-binding agreements to limit the earth’s temp have left modern society attempting to ape primitive cultures efforts to control the climate. See: Blaming all recent weather events on man-made global warming is akin to astrology & Climate Astrology — ‘It Has Been Foretold’ of Extreme Weather: ‘UN IPCC science has a status similar to interpretations of Nostradamus and the Mayan calendars’
In addition, the scientific underpinnings and the public support around the globe has dropped so significantly that there is now open talk of moving on to the “next eco-scare” Demoted: UN officially throws global warming under the bus: UN now says case for saving species ‘more powerful than climate change’ – May 21, 2010 & Time for next eco-scare already?! As Global Warming Movement Collapses, Activists Already ‘Test-Marketing’ the Next Eco-Fear! ‘Laughing Gas’ Crisis? Oxygen Crisis? Plastics?
The carefully crafted “consensus” of man-made global warming has unraveled. See:
Prominent Geologist Dr. Easterbrook Slams Geological Society of America’s climate statement ‘as easily refuted by data that clearly shows no correlation between CO2 and global climate change’ & American Meteorological Society Members Reject Man-made Climate Claims: 75% Do Not Agree With UN IPCC Claims — 29% Agree ‘Global Warming is a Scam’ & Meteorologists Reject U.N.’s Global Warming Claims: Only 1 in 4 American Meteorological Society broadcast meteorologists agree with UN
In 2009, the world’s largest science group, the American Chemical Society (ACS) was “startled” by an outpouring of scientists rejecting man-made climate fears, with many calling for the removal of the ACS’s climate activist editor.
A 2010 Open Letter signed by more than 130 German scientists urging German Chancellor to “reconsider” her climate views. See: ‘Consensus’ Takes Another Hit! More than 130 German Scientists Dissent Over Global Warming Claims! Call Climate Fears ‘Pseudo ‘Religion’; Urge Chancellor to ‘reconsider’ views – August 4, 2009 More than 100 international scientists challenged President Obama’s climate claims, calling them “simply incorrect.” In December 8 2009, 166 scientists from around the world wrote an Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General rebuking the UN and declaring that “the science is NOT settled.” On May 1, 2009, the American Physical Society (APS) Council decided to review its current climate statement via a high-level subcommittee of respected senior scientists. The decision was prompted after a group of over 80 prominent physicists petitioned the APS revise its global warming position and more than 250 scientists urged a change in the group’s climate statement in 2010. The physicists wrote to APS governing board: “Measured or reconstructed temperature records indicate that 20th – 21st century changes are neither exceptional nor persistent, and the historical and geological records show many periods warmer than today.” An American Physical Society editor conceded that a “considerable presence” of scientific skeptics exists.
Russian scientists “rejected the very idea that carbon dioxide may be responsible for global warming”. India Issued a report challenging global warming fears. International Scientists demanded the UN IPCC “be called to account and cease its deceptive practices,” and a 2008 canvass of more than 51,000 Canadian scientists revealed 68% disagree that global warming science is “settled.”
Scientific meetings are being dominated by a growing number of skeptical scientists. The prestigious International Geological Congress, dubbed the geologists’ equivalent of the Olympic Games, was held in Norway in August 2008 and prominently featured the voices of scientists skeptical of man-made global warming fears. [See: Skeptical scientists overwhelm conference: '2/3 of presenters and question-askers were hostile to, even dismissive of, the UN IPCC' & see full reports here & here - Also see: UN IPCC's William Schlesinger admits in 2009 that only 20% of IPCC scientists deal with climate ]
Despite these developments, global warming promoters have sought to cite a survey alleging 97% of climatologists agree with the “consensus” view. But the survey does not hold up to scrutiny. See: ‘Consensus’ claims challenged: Only 77 scientists were interviewed to get 97.4% agreement — ‘It would be interesting to learn who these individuals are’ & Climate Con: 97% ‘Consensus’ Claim is only 76 Anonymous Self-Selected Climatologists
This Climate Depot Special Report is not a “list” of scientists, but a report that includes full biographies of each scientist and their quotes, papers and links for further reading. The scientists featured in the report express their views in their own words, complete with their intended subtleties and caveats. This report features the names, biographies, academic/institutional affiliation, and quotes of literally hundreds of additional international scientists who publicly dissented from man-made climate fears. This report lists the scientists by name, country of residence, and academic/institutional affiliation. It also features their own words, biographies, and web links to their peer reviewed studies, scientific analyses and original source materials as gathered from directly from the scientists or from public statements, news outlets, and websites in 2007 and 2008.
The distinguished scientists featured in this new report are experts in diverse fields, including: climatology; geology; biology; glaciology; biogeography; meteorology; oceanography; economics; chemistry; mathematics; environmental sciences; astrophysics, engineering; physics and paleoclimatology. Some of those profiled have won Nobel Prizes for their outstanding contribution to their field of expertise and many shared a portion of the UN IPCC Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Gore. Additionally, these scientists hail from prestigious institutions worldwide, including: Harvard University; NASA; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the UN IPCC; the Danish National Space Center; U.S. Department of Energy; Princeton University; the Environmental Protection Agency; University of Pennsylvania; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the International Arctic Research Centre; the Pasteur Institute in Paris; Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute; the University of Helsinki; the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S., France, and Russia; the University of Pretoria; University of Notre Dame; Abo Akademi University in Finland; University of La Plata in Argentina; Stockholm University; Punjab University in India; University of Melbourne; Columbia University; the World Federation of Scientists; and the University of London.
Background: Only 52 Scientists Participated in UN IPCC Summary
The notion of “hundreds” or “thousands” of UN scientists agreeing to a scientific statement does not hold up to scrutiny. (See report debunking “consensus” LINK) Recent research by Australian climate data analyst John McLean revealed that the IPCC’s peer-review process for the Summary for Policymakers leaves much to be desired. (LINK) (LINK) (LINK) & (LINK) (Note: The 52 scientists who participated in the 2007 IPCC Summary for Policymakers had to adhere to the wishes of the UN political leaders and delegates in a process described as more closely resembling a political party’s convention platform battle, not a scientific process – LINK)
Proponents of man-made global warming like to note how the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) have issued statements endorsing the so-called “consensus” view that man is driving global warming. But both the NAS and AMS never allowed member scientists to directly vote on these climate statements. Essentially, only two dozen or so members on the governing boards of these institutions produced the “consensus” statements. This report gives a voice to the rank-and-file scientists who were shut out of the process. (LINK)
The NAS has come under fire for its lobbying practices. See: NAS Pres. Ralph Cicerone Turns Science Org. into political advocacy group: $6 million NAS study is used to lobby for global warming bill & Cicerone’s Shame: NAS Urges Carbon Tax, Becomes Advocacy Group — ‘political appointees heading politicized scientific institutions that are virtually 100% dependent on gov’t funding’ MIT’s Richard Lindzen harshly rebuked NAS president Cicerone in his Congressional testimony in November 2010. Lindzen testified: “Cicerone [of NAS] is saying that regardless of evidence the answer is predetermined. If government wants carbon control, that is the answer that the Academies will provide.” [ Also See: MIT Climate Scientist Exposes 'Corrupted Science' in Devastating Critique – November 29, 2008 ]
While the scientists contained in this report hold a diverse range of views, they generally rally around several key points. 1) The Earth is currently well within natural climate variability. 2) Almost all climate fear is generated by unproven computer model predictions. 3) An abundance of peer-reviewed studies continue to debunk rising CO2 fears and, 4) “Consensus” has been manufactured for political, not scientific purposes.
Scientists caution that the key to remember is “climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables,” not just CO2. UK Professor Emeritus of Biogeography Philip Stott of the University of London decried the notion that CO2 is the main climate driver. “As I have said, over and over again, the fundamental point has always been this: climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically-selected factor is as misguided as it gets,” Stott wrote in 2008. Even the climate activists at let this fact slip out in a September 20, 2008 article. “The actual temperature rise is an emergent property resulting from interactions among hundreds of factors,” admitted in a rare moment of candor.]
Read Full Report: Link to Complete 321-Page PDF Special Report:

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Politician

He flashed his hands,
Against the many
Who availed him;
Piercing the covenant:
His mouth, was
Smoother than butter;
But battle,
Was in his heart:
His words, were
Softer than oil;
Yet were they
Drawn swords!
Behold, he is but
A well without water,
And a cloud
Carried aloft
By the tempest;
Unto whom,
The mist of darkness,
Is reserved:
For ever.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

Cunneda's Ramble Volume 28:

Songs of Warning; Songs of Praise,

Spoken over 'Nephilim Blood Lines'

by Zeph and Trish Daniel,

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

Cunneda's Ramble Volume 27:

A Broken and Contrite Heart,

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cunneda's Ramble

Cunneda's Ramble Volume 26;

The Sovereign Grace Of God,

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Transcript of Cunneda's Ramble Volume 26

The Sovereign Grace of God

For he says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Romans 9:15

Look around you, my friends, and witness, there is a sovereignty in all the works and dealings of God. In all things, His hand is clear to those who have eyes to see; and we are to witness to all men, what we have seen; and when I'm  asked to define and defend this sovereignty, I use God's own definition of His sovereignty; I refer the inquirer to His words, "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy." Here is the Sovereign! Speaking forth as a sovereign! He carries forward His gracious purposes of infinite wisdom and love—chooses or rejects—reveals or withholds, "working all things after the counsel of His own will," and "giving no account," either to angels or to men, "of any of His matters." I can easily give many examples of His sovereign choices; but I will limit myself to just 4 -- that should be enough to get the picture:  my friends, look if you will upon the lives of Jacob and Esau—the Publican and Pharisee—Saul of Tarsus and the men who journeyed with him—the two thieves upon the cross— in all these cases, and untold millions of others, God, in His almighty sovereignty, has chosen one, and left others behind. It is,as His Holy Word witnesses to us: one will be taken, the other left behind."

I trust that you, my friend, are a child of God? With that in mind, I will not limit and confine our talk to His Word alone. I will turn the spotlight back on you: Who and what made you different? You have been taken out of your family, your kindred, your friends, your companions. From this circle you alone have been selected, called, and made a child of grace, an heir of glory. The others, where are they? Still stumbling, and dead in trespass and sin. What are they doing? Living in the world, and to the world—lovers of pleasure, lovers of self, lovers of sin, hating God, rejecting Christ, and warring against the Spirit. And to what purpose? Bursting through every restraint, and hurrying their own footsteps down to the doom of the lost. Again I ask you, where are they? Gone, many of them, into eternity—past the confines of all mercy. And what are you? A sinner saved by grace—a sinner chosen and called, pardoned and justified, washed and clothed, adopted and sanctified—brought to the foot of the cross, constrained by the love of Yeshua, to take up His cross, and to follow Him; and on what basis, I would ask you, was this transformation.   I tell you now; as all scripture and testimony bear witness; that it was nothing of you, but only of the sovereign electing love of God! Through the distinguishing grace of our sacrificed and risen Lord Yeshua-------who is, in fact, Almighty God.  Bow down in thanks, my friend, to the sovereignty of His will—silently wonder in awe, and adore Him who says, "Be still, and know that I am God."

I understand that this is a hard truth; but that doesn't make it any less true. Many who claim religion reject it because it stains the pride of the human ego, and diminishes the man's merit; but that doesn't make it any less true — they fear it, why do they fear it?; because it lays the axe at the root of self and reveals them in their shame and nakedness —it humbles and abases—it empties and lays low; and then and proclaims all the praise, honor, and glory, might, majesty, to Almighty God alone----leaving nothing for the man.

This is the clear witness of the next verse:

So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy. Rom. 9:16

The free grace of God is intimately connected with His sovereignty. No worthiness within the the man allures the Holy Spirit of God to the sinner's breast. What worthiness could we even suppose to have been there, in light of His piercing holiness; His awesome majesty; and His call for justice?—what merit could we possibly find?— The only honest answer, is absolutely  None whatever.

Behold, in your own lives, my friends,  the sovereign grace of Almighty God: He comes—He enters—He unbars—He cleanses, and creates all things new, without regard for the dungpile of merit. You brought nothing; and He brought all. This too is a hard truth; many times I have asked  "Lord, what did you see in me?" Just like the rest of you, I'm sure. But the one I know best is me; and I know for sure that there was absolutely nothing in me that was good, or humble, or had any merit whatsoever. I guess that's why I love Him so much.

The truth is, our salvation, our love, and our prayers proclaim His sovereignty; and bring Him honor and glory; while, at the same time, they humble the man; bringing contrition to his soul ------- they exalt Yeshua, on the ruins of self. This, my friends, is the great joy within the hearts of all lambs------- and worthy of continual  praise to Almighty God.

Poor in spirit, chosen of Almighty God; blessed are you! You are rich in your poverty— all things are yours by the sovereign will of God. Sit back and hear His words out of Luke:    

3     ¶ Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4     ¶ Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5     ¶ Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6     ¶ Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7     ¶ Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8     ¶ Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9     ¶ Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10     ¶ Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11     ¶ Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12     Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets   which were before you.

13     ¶ Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14     ¶ Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15     Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;  and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16     Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 1        "For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

Amen---praise God in all His sovereign glory all ye lambs---Amen

A Question

A Question:

This question I have had in the past came to mind again this afternoon while I was listening to a past Saturday ZNFNT show. When Z was talking about the dead guy coming to him from hell.

I have always thought, and I'm going out on a limb here, opening myself up for a beat down, but here goes: How is it just to be sentenced to hell for eternity for crimes committed during such a fleeting lifetime? Say 80 years of living vs an eternity of suffering. Let's do the math here, there is no comparison. The only hope would be to no longer exist, if that's possible. And then in my case; a life with decades of loneliness, isolation, and depression and then comes an eternity of more of the same in spades?! wtf?

The Answer:

We are creatures of eternity. As such, this means that we had an existence prior to our current incarnation; for if we are eternal, it must go both ways (forward and backward) or eternity is a myth--you can't have half an eternity; or you change the definition of eternity. The penalty we pay for failure to return to God in this life is a reinstatement of the original penalty handed out in eternity for our rebellion against God before the creation of this world. Life here and the sacrifice of our Lord on our behalf are now our only opportunity to return to our original state of grace and eternity. For those who fail to take this opportunity, the penalty is simply a re-imposition. Therefore, it is an eternity of sin, not just 80 yrs or so, that recieves an eternal punishment.

Some of Zeph's messages have dealt with this; plus my podcast on eternity in the heart touches on it briefly; try giving these a re-listen and see if that helps.


Monday, August 8, 2011

On The Road With Cunneda

On The Road With Cunneda, Volume 21;

The Zig Zags of Life; Plus a Few

Thoughts on Houston;

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

On The Road With Cunneda

On The Road With Cunneda, Volume 20:

The Spirit Is Life, is now up @


Wednesday, August 3, 2011


There is a depth,
Of agony and lonliness,
In the sorrow
Of contrition ...
Reaching deeply
Into that secret place;
Which so seldom
Passes the lips.
Entombing life's essence;
In an inward grave,
Of crushed affections;
Annihalated hopes;
And severed ties.