In this letter to the Ottawa Citizen, the writer uses a Bible verse from the great Prophet Isaiah in chapter 42:2 to say my Public speaking is contrary to the Word of God. He objected to the header ‘Christ Didn’t Whisper’ in a letter to the editor by an earlier writer defending my Public speaking. That letter can be seen below.
Looking up that scripture to see it in context, in the very same chapter, at Isaiah 42:13 it reads,
The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
The header to this story would have attracted readers so it is good. I also like the ad placed underneath it about being a winner with the Christ of Christmas. I also like the thought of “I” ARKS as in Noah’s ARK in the Business sign in the background. As Mother Teresa realized, You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.
The story records I did say,”I’m a nut,” but like lazy news media tends to do, it was taken out of context:
“some of you may think ‘I’m a nut.’ Have you never read these words in the Bible? I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”
The turtle has no voice like most people when it comes to the weightier matters affecting us all. This was a parable/prophecy saying the world is going nuts. Most people would agree the Vision has Generally been proven True after all these years.
This is the same Police Officer assigned to stopping me from exercising my Democratic right to Freedom of Speech in the image above it. After these incidents, I saw this Officer several times on the Beat and always acknowledged him with a cheerful, respectful greeting, but never stopped to talk with him.
Two years passed by and finally the Time arrived when our paths crossed by chance and I stopped to engage him in conversation. I was surprised when he told me he is indebted and grateful to me. He said he was only doing his job as he had to do. He said he realized the people were with me and I could have made him the scapegoat focusing everything on him and I didn’t do that. That was never my style with him or anybody anyway.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
There is an old Bible story about the Kings of Israel and Judah holding a Summit meeting to discuss going to war against Syria.
All the prophets in the land of Israel were summoned to tell the Kings the word of the Lord, if God was with them or not?
All four hundred prophets were of one voice. ´God is with you. Go to war.´
The visiting King asked the King of Israel if these were all the prophets of God in Israel? The King said, ´there is one more, but I don´t like him. He always prophesies against me.´
Guards were sent to get Micaiah to appear before the Kings. He was told the other prophets advised the Kings ´God will be with them in battle. Don´t rock the boat, and just go along with the others.´ At first, Micaiah went along with the other prophets, saying ´go up to war.´
The King then said, how many times have I adjured you to tell me only the Truth? The Bible does not record all those Times the King adjured Micaiah previously. Only this 1 Day scene and situation in Micaiah’s Life is recorded. Nothing before or after.
That solitary man then said, ´I saw the Lord asking his Heavenly Host, who will entice the King of Israel to come up to battle so he may die? And one said this, and another said that, and another said, ´I will put a lying spirit in the mouth of all the prophets of Israel.´ The Lord God of Israel said, ¨Do it!¨
Naturally, one of the other prophets struck Micaiah across the face. The Kings ignored him, and went to war on the advice of the four hundred.
Before the Battle, the king ordered “Place this one in prison, and feed him a scant amount of bread and a scant amount of water until I come back in peace.’
Micaiah said: “If you will return in peace, the Lord did not speak to me.” And he said, “All the nations listen.”
The King of Israel died in the battle that night, even though he divested of his royal robes and chariot fighting incognito as an ordinary soldier. The Bible doesn’t say what happened to Micaiah after that 1 Day
I don’t think there are many Journalists or advisors to the kings of the earth having that kind of inner strength in speaking ‘Truth to Power’ these days.
In my view, God is not with Israel in their plan to start WWIII/Armageddon with a 1st strike on Iran.
There is a graphic video of the possible Global unintended consequence once Israel starts that war here.
There is a moral and premonition for Today to this ancient story. The seeds of Democracy were planted in that episode in Israel´s history. A fundamental principle of Democracy is, if the whole country disagrees with any one individual, that individual has the protected right to speak.
I attempted to do just that in Canada´s Capital, Ottawa, in 1977. Having no money to organize, advertise or rent a hall, I stood up as a free man on the Sparks Street Mall, the first street after Parliament Hill, and began to speak about God and the Global system of Babylon. People of their own free will started to gather, and eventually were backing up to the next block.
The Police came and stopped my speech. Arresting me for ¨shouting, causing a disturbance,¨ I was locked up in maximum security, solitary confinement for 5 days before appearing in front of a Judge, when I was remanded for trial.
At trial, I had 8 charges because I stood up on the Sparks Street Mall again and again, as was my right, and every time the people stopped to listen. The Police stopped my speech every time.
I was convicted, given a one day suspended sentence, and placed on a probation for one year with only one condition that was so unusual, there was no standard box to check off. Typed in at the bottom of the form were these explicit words:
I made three more attempts to express my views of God and this world, and was sent to jail for 30 days.
The Ottawa Citizen and other newspapers who chronicled every incident, marking it in time, projected a positive image and reporting the crowds demanded the Police allow me to speak.
I was mindful and grateful in the knowledge other regimes in this world could have just made me disappear if I did the same thing over there.
That could change in our Democratic Future now that President Obama signed into Law a measure that takes legal effect this month
On getting out of jail I called the Ottawa Citizen saying, You projected a positive image. Now would you like to talk about the substance? They said, You´re not news any more. That´s the Free Press for ya! What can a solitary person do?
That was long before the Patriot Act.
There is a line in the Bible that says, ¨As it is with the prophet, so it shall be with the people.¨