Arie - Acoustic Soul - 05 - Strength, Courage & Wisdom
As my studies of the Bible and the ways of God progressed years ago, I began a practice
of randomly selecting text from the Bible to read in order to avoid psychotronic
maniulation of my reading to prevent its use as part of psychological operations against
me. I'd simply toss my Bible a little into the aair, and then read whatever it said,
knowing God would have me read what He wanted me to know that day.
And it was strange, because it always works.
Even now, I do this when I'm wondering what God would have me think or do. I call it
magic Bible verses, and though it may sound funny to you, trust me, I think it's a little
game God decided we should play together while waiting for the anti-Christ to go out of
existence. And I know that sounds strange, but it's true.
Back in 2002, I bought a Holy Quran/Koran because I wanted to know as much about the
Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim religions as I could, given our positioning for war in
Iraq and the anti-Muslim sentiments in the United States. I also wanted to understand the
issues of Muslims living in the United States much the same way I wanted to be sure that,
as citizens, their rights and interests were represented in my work in exactly the same
way and for the same reasons I decided to read the Bible so I could faithfully represent
the issues, beliefs and constitutional rights of Christians in a world of Orwellian truths
So one, night, out of defiance of the harassment I was undergoing that prevented me
from reading the Bible, I said, fine, I'll read the Koran. So I tossed it in the air the
same as I do the Bible, and this is what I read. Understand, I had never read the Koran
before, and to this day, the only thing I've read is what God has lead me to read
through "Magic Bible verses".
And the most interesting pattern about magic Bible verses is.. the page opens, I close
my eyes, and put my finger down on the page... and almost invariabley, the verse I read
first fits the specific moment. And then if you go back one verse and read it again, it
places the passages into a greater "world view " context. ANd then
you continue to move back for even greater context, until the context is no longer on
topic. That's what happened this night as well.
Surah X 130 (page number) Yunus (Yunus
translated means Jeremiah)
9: Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, their Lord will guide
them by their faith; there shall flow from beneath them rivers in gardens of bliss...
I moved back to verse 8, and it became clearer. But when you go back to
verse 7 and move forward...
7. Surely those who do not hope in Our meeting and are pleased with
this world's life and are content with it, and those who are heedless of Our
8. (As for) those, their abode is the fire because of what they earned.
9: Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, their Lord will guide
them by their faith; there shall flow from beneath them rivers in gardens of bliss...
And then, on another day....
12/30/2009 From my journal: So I started to open the Bible, and I said, no, let's see
what God wants us to see in the Holy Quran today.... and I opened it up.. and the first
thing I read was:
In the name of Allah, the Benificent, the Merciful
[Editor's note: David Rockefeller likes the word benificent.. he says that
after a few generations, after the people who aren't brainwashed are dead, the New World
Order will be benificent.. to the Americans, anyway...]
These verses are from
Surah XLVIII The Victory
(It's not about victory for Islam, it's about the victory of God, in the
context of the questions I had for God that day)
1. Surely We have given to you a clear victory,
2. That Allah may forgive your community their past faults and those to
follow and complete His favor to you and keep you on a right way,
3. And that Allah might help you with a mighty help
4. He it is Who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers
that they might have more of faith added to their faith - and Allah's are the hosts of the
heavens and the earth, and Allah is Knowing. Wise -
5. That He may cause the believing men and the believing women to enter
the gardens beneath which rivers flow to abide therein and remove from them their evil;
and that is a grand achievement with Allah;
6. And that He may punish the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women,
and the polytheistic men and the polytheistic women , the entertainers of evil thoughts
about Allah. On them is the evil turn, and Allah is wroth with them and has cursed them
and prepared hell for them, and evil is the resort.
7. And Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, And allah is
8. Surely We have sent you as a witness and as a bearer of good news and
as a warner.
1/1/2010 From my journal:
I talk of other nations and peoples and religions and cultures because I
believe each came into existence so that God could provide guidance that was relevant to
the cultures and spiritual development of tribes and regions by divine guidance through
prophets of all races, religions and cultures... when you put every single one of
them together, you get real truth.
I was actually quite sensitive to not start quoting from the Qur'an and
other doctrines because I wanted people to be sure what I was actually loyal to, and
that's God, and honoring Jesus. It's about being a true patriot standing for the citizens
of my nation, and my nation, and be responsible for my own part in shaping the rippling
effects that are, in one way or another, carried out in my name as a citizen.
Last night, I picked up the Qur'an/Koran.. different spellings, same thing
depending on the translation.. I was trying to find the most significant part of the
place I was reading. I just had to keep reading.. it's that good. Gonna have to do
it start to finish, because I and we all need to know the truth...
I will quote this from it...
SURAH XXXIX The Companies
lost it - found this : :}
53. Say: P my servants! who have acted extravagantly against their own
souls, do not despair of the mercy of Allah; surely Allah forgives the faults altogether;
surely He is the Forgiving, the Merciful
54 And return to your Lord time after time and submit to Him before there
comes to you the punishment, then you shall not be helped.
55 And follow the best that has been revealed to you from your Lord before
there comes to you the punishment all of a sudden while you do not perceive.
56. Lest a soul should say: O woe to me! for what I fell short of my duty
to Allah, and most surely I was of those who laughed to scorn....
Sounds like they're talking about the same God to me.. and topical too..
All in all, I think it pretty much sums up what I've been trying to say
for a while too. Sting too. Gotta meet him.
- Ten Summoner's Tales - 02 - Love Is Stronger Than Justice
1/5/2010 From my journal, as the guidance of God lead me to ever more
Like I was saying about contemplating the universe, as I peered over and
noticed the words "The Believer" on the book on the table behind my desk.. of
course, it sounded like something religious, so it caught my eye. It ended up on that page
cause I spilled a little coffee on the page I typed in earlier, so I cleaned it up, fanned
the pages, and let it open wherever it was on the table behind me with a pewter goblet
from New Market Maryland on it to keep it open so it could dry... :}
SURAH XL The Believer Turns out the book I looked at was
the Koran... :} God must be trying to tell us somethig, as we're told Israel is likely to
attack Iran soon.
Here's what it says:
1. Ha Mim.
2. The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Knowing...
3. The Forgiver of the faults and the Acceptor of repentance, Severe to
punish, Lord of bounty; there is no god but He; to Him is the eventual coming.
4. None dispute concerning the communications of Allah but those who
disbelieve, therefore, let not their going to and fro in the cities deceive you.
5. The people of Nuh and the parties after them rejected (prophets) before
them, and every nation purposed against their apostle to destroy him, and they disputed by
means of the falsehood that they might thereby render null the truth, therefore I
destroyed them; how was then my retribution!
Again - Destroy in this context means undo.. as I read the verses and
applied them to a paradigm that describes our world today.
6. And thus did the word of your Lord prove true aganst those who
disbelieved that they are the inmates of the fire.
7. Those who bear the power and those around Him celebrate the praise of
their Lord and believe in Him and ask protection for those who believe; Our Lord! Thou
embracest all things in mercy and knowledge, therefore grant protection to those who turn
(to Thee) and follow Thy way, and save them from the punishment of hell:
8. Our Lord! and make them enter the gardens of perpetuity which thou Hast
promised to them and those who do good of their fathers and their wives and their
offspring, surely Thou are the Mighty, the Wise.
I'm thinking, I'm wondering if I changed the word Allah to God, how many
Christians would think this was from the Bible instead of the Koran. Send a memo to John
Hagee, someone, would you? Tell him Christ has a test for him. Tell him to see where this
is in the Bible... and he won't find it word for word, but he'll find it there, over and
over again... told ya we're all alike in lots of ways..
One more part.. I read ahead a bit and found one more verse I want to
share.. like an invitation..
It kind of goes along with my own thoughts along the lines of
"Am I worthy"...
15. Possessor of the highest rank, Lord of power: He
makes the inspiration to light by His command upon whom He pleases of His
servants, that he may warn you (men) of the day of meeting.
16. (Of) the day when they shall come forth; nothing concerning them
remains hidden to Allah. To whom belongs the kingdom this day? To Allah, the One, the
Subduer (of all).
17. This day every soul shall be rewarded for what it has earned; no
injustice (shall be done) this day; surely Allah is quick in reckoning.
1/5/2010 From my journal.
I was just looking at the page I have opened that I marked last night for
today... page 72,
Surah V, The Food
And I looked at this verse: where my eyes first fell on the page...
58: And when you call to prayer they make it a mockery and a joke; this is
because they are a people who do not understand.
61: And when they come to you, they say: We believe; and indeed they come
in with unbelief and indeed they go forth with it; and Allah knows best what they
62: And you will see many of them striving with one another to hasten in
sin and exceeding the limits, and their eating of what is unlawfully acquired; certainly
evil is that which they do.
I'm taking a break because I want to find the part I actually wanted
to share with you...
4:46pm From my journal
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63: Why do not the learned men and the doctors of law prohibit them from
their speaking of what is sinful and their eating of what is unlawfully acquired?
Certainly evil is that which they work.
64: And the Jews say: The hand of Allah is tied up! Their hands
shall be shackled and they shall be cursed for what they say. Nay, but His hands are
spread out, He expends as He pleases; and what has been revealed to you from your Lord
will certainly make many of them increase in inordinancy and unbelief; and We have put
enmity and hatred among them till the day of resurrection; whenever they kindle a fire for
war Allah puts it out, and they strive to make mischief in the land; and Allah does not
love the mischief-makers.
65: And if the followers of the Book had believed and guarded (against
evil) We would certainly have covered [forgiven] their evil deeds and We would certainly
have made them enter the gardens of bliss,
66. And if they had kept up the Taurat and the Injeel and that which was
revealed to them from their Lord, they would certainly have eaten from above them and from
beneath their feet; there is a party of them keeping to the moderate course, and (as for)
most of then, evil is that which they do.
67. O Apostle! deliver what has been revealed to you from your Lord; and
if you do it not, then you have not delivered His message, and Allah will protect you from
the people; surely Allah will not guide the unbelieving people.
68: Say: O followers of the Book! you follow no good till you keep up the
Taurat and the Injeel and that which is revealed to you from your Lord; and surely
that which has been revealed to you from your Lord shall make many of them increase in
inordinancy and unbelief; grieve not therefore for the unbelieving people.
69: Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sebeans an the
Christians whoever believes in Allah and the last day and does good - the shall have no
fear nor shall they grieve.
70: Certainly we made a covenant with the Children of Israel and We sent
to them apostles; whenever there came to them an apostle with what their souls did not
desire, some (of them) did they call liars and some they slew.
[And Christians seem to think apostles and prophets SHOULD suffer and die
to prove their devotion to God, just because the "evil-doers" always make it
71: And they thought there would be no affliction, so they became blind
and deaf; then Allah turned to them mericfully, but many of them became blind and deaf;
and Allah is well seeing [,] what they do.
72: Certainly they disbelieve who say: Allah, He is the Messiah, son of
Marium; and the Messiah said: O Children of Israel! serve Allah, my Lord, and your Lord.
Surely whoever associates (others) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden to him the garden,
and his abode is the fire; and there shall be no helpers for the unjust.
73: Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely Allah is the third (person)
of the three; and there is no god but the one God, and if they desist not from what they
say, a painful chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve [as in, those who
say they are Christians but are not]
77: Say: O followers of the Book! be not unduly immoderate in your
religion, and do not follow the low desires of people who went astray before and led many
astray from the right path.
81: And had they believed in Allah and the prophet and what was revealed
to him, they would not have taken them for friends, but most of them are transgressors.
87: O you who believe! do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah
has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits; surely Allah does not love those who
exceed the limits.
89: Allah does not call you to account for what is vain in your oaths, but
He calls you to account for the making of deliberate oaths; so its expiation is the
feeding of ten poor men out of the middling (food) you feed your families with, or their
clothing, or the freeing of a neck; but whosoever cannot find (means) then fasting
for three days; this is the expiation of your oaths when you swear [promise or guarantee];
and guard your oaths. Thus does Allah make clear to you His
communications, that you may be grateful.
91: The Shaitan only desires to cause enmity and hatred to spring in your
midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you off from the
remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then desist?
92: And obey Allah and obey the apostle and be cautious, but if
you turn back then know that only a clear deliverance of the message is (incumbent) on Our
So, even Muhammad was advising Jews and Christians to notice they denied
Jesus as Christ... and they saw Jesus as an apostle, as many Jews regarded Jesus as a
Verse 81 is one of the most interesting to me. And then, in verse 92,
says, but if the ministers of Christianity and the Jews do not properly deliver the
message and results of their cultures and faiths effectively, then the Apostle, Jesus,
Christ, whatever name you call God and His Son... would have to deliver the MESSAGE of GOD
Even Muhammad was constructively, objectively and in an empowering way
providing counsel to Christians and Jews to follow THEIR Lord, the Christs(s)
and prophets of their domain... as Muhammad was a Christ/anointed leader of his domain...
and it's just incredible to me that I read this randomly with absolutely no true
understanding of Muslims and Islam and Muhammad or the Koran itself, and the message...
particularly for this time, is the same that I say God has guided me deliver to you.
It's been interesting reading "Magic Bible verses".. I know it
may sound irreverent to speak of reading Holy Scriptures and wisdom from any book, but if
you're like me, especially now, and you truly have faith in God, you can ssee the truth
and His guidance everywhere in nearly everything you see and hear and experience. That's
why I view "Magic Bible verses" a game God and I play that allows Him to guide
me fully, allows me to feel like I'm having fun and lots of surprises...
I remind myself all the time, God provides, and somehow He always does.
This is one more way of Him showing us all that His connection to us can in no way be
truly interrupted, and that He always finds a way to guide us if we're only willing to
listen and understand in His ways.
Back in 2000, I was reading some history book and came to the conclusion
that the empire under Muhammad was one of the most successful and flourishing cultures in
history, for every race and religion, particularly because of his observance of the rule
of God to abstain from usery.
One day, I looked up religions on Wikipedia, specifically Christian
religions, and there were so many, I couldn't decide where to begin if I decided to
contact some I thought might be most closely aligned with my own thinking. That's the day
I began to conclude that there was no true, actual Christian Religion, but a number of
faiths, each accepting certain common facets, but none seeming to actually agree on their
faith so as to at least appear to be a cohesive and functional "familial" group
of people who have more than co-existed with differences in translations and
interpretations of the same doctrine, which divides them.
In that way, they have all been lumped into the name
"Christianity", just as Muslims and others have been sterotypically labeled as a
global group as terrorists, anti-Christian, the heathens and worse.
No one likes to be stereotyped. Not Christians, not Muslims or Hindus or
Buddhists or any other race, creed or religion. And when that happens, we listen to rumors
and half-truths, scriptures out of context quoted by people who have either forgotten
God's ways or are purpsosely deceiving you for whatever purposes they may have.
If God did not want us to be partners and family and friends with our
Muslim neighbors in this world, it's unlikely He would have guided me to read the words of
the Prophet Muhammad using "Magic Bible verses" to tell the story and deliver
part of the message God would have me deliver to Christians, and people of all
The Matrix of God is everywhere. He provides oracles in everything, including
every person. I believe I could look at any book randomly after posing an inquiry or
situation to God, and believe He will provide me the answer I need, and as God answers
every prayer, maybe not with the answer I want, but with the answer He knows you need.
God provides. You can't deny that these days, even the words of the Prophet Muhammad
supply manna even when God has instructed me to stop writing.
The New World allows that all people and beings and thoughts and needs are important to
us all, individually, and universally. For me, this is a perfect example of why it was
always meant to be that way.
Let it be.
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"If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
-- Desmond Tutu