Because I can ©
~by Cliff Newman
Memories don’t ever really go away… they just get suppressed deeper and deeper and as you may have read… having lived a very violent life… some of my memories are buried… very DEEP.
Then… a few moments later my eyes opened and I could see the smoke still wafting from the barrel of my murderers gun as he stood their with that pathetic little gun thing that he thought gave him some power over me still in his hand and as he watched me come back to life and then get up right before his eyes… yes, there was terror spread across his face…
Then I spoke to him.
Links to additional stories from the 'Because I Can' series at page end.
The Empty Tomb
As I came around the corner on my newspaper route this morning [tires on my car chirping just a bit because the tardy Los Angeles Times had brought the papers to us several hours later once again which puts everyone involved in great jeopardy]… suddenly the suppressed memory of one of the many times I have been shot flashed into my conscious mind.
Clearly I remember being shot and falling to the floor dead.
Oh that never happened you roar!
But it did… and not just once or twice but many times. You see… I went to a gunfight without a gun every night for eleven thousand nights [that’s thirty years in English] and I was the only one to come home.
Pathetic little powerless guns are no threat to me nor to my Lord or our Dad.
Get this through your heads boys and girls!
GUNS DO NOT KILL PEOPLE... PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!
What… are you living in a world so devoid of God and so full of lukewarm Christians that you have never heard the Bible story of king David when he was just an adolescent who killed lions and bears when they attacked his fathers flocks when he was guarding them?
Or as a young adult when he with a single small pebble and slingshot brought down the great Muslim Philistine giant when it disgraced the Jewish people and defied their Living God?
If so… you need to find Christian friends who take action because lukewarm Christians get exiled [which ex-President Obama worked very hard to do in America].
Oh sure… the want-a-bee New World Order powers that have been trying to teach you for decades that God is either dead or never was and are working themselves to the bone trying to keep the bride of Christ in America dumbed down and powerless because they full well know what they [YOU] will do if they wake up... and are still foolishly raging their Political Correctness in the wind like a dirty hankie but there is a remnant of us Living beings still living today that they cannot stop.
Besides… king David was not the only one… the Bible is full of stories of Gods patriarchs who throughout Bible history changed mankind’s direction back to The Living God with their salt & Light [with action and unwavering faith] and just as soon as this current lukewarm generation is exiled [done away with]… Dad [if you understand Who God is] will be back with His patriarchs leading His people of action with their salt & Light to help and heal a hurting world.
Why? Because we can!
Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. [Genesis 2:7 (Amplified)]
So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. [Isaiah 55:11 (Amplified)]
For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. [John 3:17 (Amplified)]
For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation. [Romans 10:10 (Amplified)]
Jesus said to her, I am [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live; And whoever continues to live and believes in (has faith in, cleaves to, and relies on) Me shall never [actually] die at all. Do you believe this? She said to Him, Yes, Lord, I have believed [I do believe] that You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), the Son of God, [even He] Who was to come into the world. [It is for Your coming that the world has waited.] [John 11:25-27 (Amplified)]
Dad [God] is alive and well and taking perfect care of those who follow Him through His Firstborn Son who with their salt & Light… feed His hurting world.
You know… even when they got me dead… they were never able to get me to stay that way. But this is not about because I can… it is really about why you cannot. Simply because IF you say can’t… you won’t [Proverbs 18:21].
Just think about it.
Until the next time I put ink on paper,
Additional stories from the 'Because I Can' series...