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The Super Villains of Ourselves

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The Super Villains of Ourselves

Imagine yourself as Superman, unstoppable, a son of Jor-el. Your dad, the brightest scientist in Krypton encased you in an alien ship and in part 1 you grew up to be powerful.

Then in part 2, 3 Kryptonians broke free from their prison and come to planet earth. They decide that their goal is to find the most painful ways to torture you and give you a hard time.

For many of us this is a real story except that in real life, the 3 super villains are invisible.

Superman Man of Steel

Superman Man of Steel

Enter the Game of Life
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6

I thought this passage was really for slave owners and cruel bosses. It still is but after 200 years of human rights and labor laws, there are very few slaves, count with them child abuse, battered women and abused helpers in the middle east. The abuses today are minute compared to the slaves eaten by lions and burn alive in the old days.

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Perfect Heaven in the Real World

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Perfect Heaven in the Real World

Enter Heaven/ Atlantis/ Asgard/ Valhalla
This past 3 months I got mesmerized of the biblical reality to enter Heaven and implement my management from there. (At this point you may be thinking, this guy is getting crazy. You may choose to read a different article. If you are ok, read on!) I don’t It opened whole new possibilities and in psychological language, I more than joyful to have increased my Locus of Control.

Locus of control is the paradigm of seeing the world and recognizing that you may not have control of many things but you always have something to say or choice on what affects you. As the only beings created in God’s image, we bear God’s creative and spoken nature. What we think defines everything wlse around us just as God speaking “Let there be light” defined the chaotic darkness.

Seating in Heaven reveals our true design even from eternity past. God loves us and desires more than passive enslaved worshippers. He desires partners, friends and sons. We thought worship makes God happy. yes He is happy but truth is, worship was created and designed for us to actualize and rise to the fill purpose of being human.

Worship transforms the world around us. It is not a required chore as a servant of God. It was, before Jesus. When Jesus came, He slid open the window on the dark earth and threw open the curtains to let the glorious powerful light flooding in our room. He gives the invitation, “Beloved, ce up here. Reign with me.”

The question for me was, How do I balance the perfection I see in Heaven and the surprises on Earth of things not coming out as I planned?

To shed light I want to tell you the reason I asked this question. There was a girl, yeah it’s always about a girl. The romantic friendship didn’t turn out for better so I asked God a “Back to the Future” question: what would this turn out?

The Sickness of Outcome Focus
Part of the problem is “Low Effort” syndrome. Low effort syndrome is theory of efficient energy use by spending the least energy to accomplish success. Deeply related to this attitude is the minimizing of risk, avoiding mistakes and consequently the thinking that “if something fails, it is a waste of energy, resources and time.”

The God Survey
Welcome to Heaven.
“Lord you are my Father, I just came from earth where I am answering an exam. On item #34. Whats the right answer: a) b) c) d) or e) none of the above.” Can you cheat on school exams if God gives the answer? It is a possibility. You should try. And also study.

Faith pleases God. Keep asking God because it shows that you believe in Him and expect an answer. It is the “low effoet syndrome” that ruins our joy when we can’t tolerate not yet or no for now answers.

Coming to God so that we wont make wrong decisions is not going to be pretty. God is responsible for everything but you are still responsible for you. I have that access to heaven but I have to be responsible for me. Making decisions for myself doesn’t mean that God isn’t omnipotent or omniscient. It means that I respect Gods deliiegated stewardship and responsiblity for my life.

The Heavenly courts are a privelege, not a right. Jesus opened the way so we can ask God silly questions and experience being a son. So keep asking. Mistakes are welcome. Even sin does not disqualify entry to His presence. You may feel guilty or unworthy but you always have The key. Jesus is the way. He is the key.

So make mistakes. Laugh at failure.

And like a little child holding the tip of Gods finger, trust that He has the best for you.

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The Deluge of Kindness

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The Deluge of God’s Kindness

I saw myself with a small pail, the one we typically use in bath here in the Philippines. This morning as I listen to worship, I see so many failings in my life. As I approached the Thrown with my pail, I only desired “a little water, Lord”. As a calmed and waited, the sky ripped open. Floods or rains washed over my world. I never saw so much water in my life.

So I threw my pail as the formerly dry ground around my valley soaked up the rain. As the ground became so wet, spontaneous shouts of joy and celebration fill in with people from all over earth. They were dacing and partying like crazy. Some playing in the presence of the Father. I saw some blacks and caucasians running around. It felt like an infinitely huge swimming pool.

The water speaks of the love of God – mercy goodness and kindness flowing from the heart of God. Head knowledge of God’s goodness never did me good. I never knew that deep in my heart I still believed good is just nice. He can’t be this loving awesome.

Soon the whole wide region flooded with God’s goodness. As I looked farther away, some patches of dry ground remain. And there was this huge dam that stops the flow to many areas. This dam is legalism and religion. It deprives the land and community of God’s love. Jesus said that “The Kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21. Jesus opened the doorway to that dimension. Jesus is our key.

Then as I saw this huge dam, it got filled in and started to overflow. The love of God got through and those who felt far away were touched and transformed by the Love of God.

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181021 Worship: Heroes of Heaven

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181021 Worship: Heroes of Heaven

Ecstatic High Energy Celebration

As I hear the drumbeats, my heart yearns to see Jesus. As I sit on the cinema, my spirit rises. For every drumbeat, I remember all the marvel superheroes I’ve ever dreamt. For all my life, being a superhero was a lost cause. You my friend are going to live a boring, commoner life. Work, Church, Studies, Family. Nothing special. But in this room, I felt I was invited to something special. At the fringe of my mind, I can feel the angels flashing back and forth in this excitement. Have you ever felt a frenzy before a concert starts? It was like this. Everyone waiting for the worship to start. I looked at my seatmate, they were first timers, they wont understand what I feel but they could sense what God is pushing here.

As the drum bangs in tempo, I could see Captain America, Silver Surfer, The Hulk, The Thing, Hawk eye, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Beast, Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Magneto, Francis Xavier (people around me) and I was one of them! These common looking superhumans dressed in polo shirts and jeans are heroes in the spirit, with angels cheering on to enter the courts of heaven and create explosion. All for one reason to celebrate the love and awesomeness of the Father

Courts of Heaven Worship

Swirling around are angels celebrating but still waiting for the first crack of the worship leader’s voice – the trumpet signalling the time to put fire on.

And then? All heaven breaks loose. What an exciting day to be a Christian in this day and age! Thank you Jesus, you are the author of something better than Marvel Superheroes and DC Universe combined!

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Poems: Precious Bitter Tea

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Precious Bitter Tea

By Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

As I hold this bag of tea,
I feel supported by the Holy Three
And as I dip the leaves in water
I taste the flavor of the Father

A water hot and tasteless, clear,
Is not half as precious a muddy stir
Only when bitter breaks out the mild
Release fragrant worship to the mind.

By the way Jesus didnt drink coffee or tea. He’s a wine man.

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PR Duterte: How Playing Seemingly Dumb moves makes one a Genius

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PR Duterte: How Playing Seemingly Dumb moves makes one a Genius

Let us visit the office of President Rodrigo Duterte. On the surface, you may easily see him as uncouth, uncultured and brash. As his numbers grew during the 2016 elections, most Filipinos could only pray to have someone else in Malacanang. But if you look closely, you will see a calculated planned machinery that put him at that position. How did he land the presidency?

Filipinos watch too much dumb down television. Pleasure centers on the brain secrete hormones every time a Koreanovela ends in pain or

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Who is This Man who Controls the Storm?

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Who is This Man who Controls the Storm?

When I was 12 years old, I had this rival in my territory (basically a 446 sq.m. house and lot). I could rule my mom and dad’s land except. . .

except. . .

Rooster attacks a little kid

Rooster attacks a little kid

. . . at the far end of the garden (of dirt, banana and ipil ipil trees) lived “The Great Rooster”. Many times my nannies thanked him because he strikes fear so ‘I do not go out and play at my friend’s house. The Rooster would flex its chest over my own territory. When I reclaim my place, he would power-peck and flying-scratch everyone who challenges him, especially me. This rooster also had some “chicks” and would lay very large eggs – double and sometimes triple yolk. Those would be our breakfast. I would hold aluminum “swords” – scraps from broken windows to challenge his authority. Continue reading