Adam was created with a heavenly (God like) nature and an earthly (man like) nature.
The one is nourished by a relationship with God. The other is earth bound and is nourished by the physical essentials of life.
The Study of Earthly Man
Science has discovered more and more complexity to earthly man. There are hundreds if not thousands of fields of science which have arisen in response to discoveries related to the physical person and his adjustment to the universe, to mankind and of his physical nature in maintaining health and vitality.
The most recent, and to date the most complex, is the DNA profile of human beings, reflecting each individual’s basic structure.
The Parable of the Sower presents six levels of response to the presentation of the word of God. The response ranges from zero to a return of one hundred fold or ten thousand percent.
The reason for such a dramatically different response to the same invitation relates to the wide range of difference in the persons exposed to the presentation of a message.
The human heart (mind-emotions) is compared to soil in its receptivity to seed. Words are the seed of the mind. A cluster of intelligent words becomes an idea. An idea is a concept which influences our behavior.
In 1940, Milky Way Farm’s very own GALLAHADION won the Kentucky Derby. Just recently we came across the footage.
Employers and employees receives wages. In addition to wages, the employer takes risks and builds equity.
An employer builds equity because of the risk he takes to grow a crop, produce a product or sell an item.
An employee receives wages in exchange for his time, energy and talent invested in manufacturing, farm production, or sale of goods.
The difference between the owner and the employee is not simply the amount of income but more so the factor of equity. Equity rises with inflation and economic growth. Those with no equity (employees) receive increased wages with inflation but the cost of goods and services rise prior to an increase in wages.
God said, “Let there be light”
He put me in a garden, and I spent my time lusting for what I didn’t have.
He asked me about my brother, and I refused to be his keeper.
He gave me a rainbow, and I looked for a pot of gold.
He offered me a land that flowed with milk and honey, but I was afraid of the neighbors.
He made me a merchant and asked me to share his portion of the profit with the widows and orphans. I kept it all for myself.
Then one day I felt a gentle hand anoint my eyes with moist clay.
The film fell from my eyes, and I “let there be light.”
And There Is Light
Start the meeting without me: I have a sunset to watch.
There is a woods waiting for me to make a path.
There’s a cup of cold water to be dipped and shared.
There is a light to be lit.
There is a song to be sung, a laugh to be shared,
a walk to be taken, a window to be opened,
a nail to be driven, a life to be lived, a friend to be hugged,
a meal to be shared, a race to be run…
There is “light to be let.”
He said, “Let there be light.”
And there is light.
-by Charles Jones
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