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Summary: Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus Yahshuah, My sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus Yahshuah, we are Christians, .,.

My Soul Loves You, Lord

by

Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid

(August 15, 2020)

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”(John 8: 36, King James Version [KJV]).

Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus Yahshuah,

My sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus Yahshuah, we are Christians, are we not, of Christ, if you will. We stand on a universal, as folks say—-a worldwide, stage. However, we stand as capitalists. Seemingly those dreamers, who come here dream of becoming a capitalist in a progressive movement of making money in a thought process that encourages the sky is the limit as the only hindrance standing in your way.

Yes, a perfect world, if you will, however, does not remain perfect, incorruptible because of the sinful nature of man, a self-destructive wanton lust that thrives in the murkiness of death; a nasty business that works beneath the surface of all that is good about the life we live, in pursuit of happiness in life and liberty. Yet, we find many folk are not happy, many folk do not feel alive—-they are the living dead and the walking dead, many folk do not feel free.[John 8: 36, KJV, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”]. Do you feel free, my sisters and brothers, in the life you live? How free are you, in your heart and in your mind?

Understandably those new folks who come to our part of the world, the Great and Grand ole’ United States of America (USA), known for our show business entertainment Kings and Queens, who live in lavish homes built from the coffers they acquired while working their namesake and the wealth earned through their works in entertainment. Those folks, who nowadays want the scholarly look of respect and seek degrees of learning beyond Kindergarten to 12th Grade (K-12) and risk jail time for bribing school admissions and department heads for entry of status above and beyond test scores. Those folks want it all, not just the stardom of entertainment but now entry into the ranks and files of higher learning. The quickest way to stardom, fast money, and fame. Those stardust sprinkles once felt in a song of a star, in a dance of a star, in a book of a star, in a movie of a star, and nowadays, in a video game of a star, do not leave the hearts of those who dream to make it in that place of overnight stardom, where stars are made. [Deuteronomy 8: 18, KJV, “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”].

Of course, the only sensible thought to not making it big in the USA, is to own a shop, to become a meager shopkeeper of low-standing in highfalutin societies around the world, a peddler, who is peddling products, from the streets of the world to a storefront on some lonely street eager for the foot traffic of big business.[Google dictionary, “high·fa·lu·tin

/?hif?'lo?otn/, adjectiveINFORMAL

adjective: highfalutin; adjective: highfaluting; adjective: hifalutin; adjective: hi-falutin; adjective: high-falutin; adjective: high-faluting. (especially of speech, writing, or ideas) pompous or pretentious."you don't want any highfalutin jargon", amusement,?the state or experience of finding something funny. “we looked with amusement at our horoscopes"?FULL DEFINITION. Similar:?pretentious, affected,?high-sounding, high-flown,?lofty, grandiose,magniloquent grandiloquent, ornate, florid,?flowery, overblown, overdone,?overripe, overwrought, verbose,?inflated, rhetorical, oratorical,?turgid, pompous, bombastic,?declamatory, sonorous,?portentous, pedantic, boastful,?boasting, bragging, windy,?purple,la-di-da, fancy-pants,?hoity-toity, poncey, posh,?fustian, euphuistic, orotund,?tumid, ??Origin

mid 19th century (originally US): perhaps from high + fluting (present participle of flute).”]

In America, the USA, a shopkeeper is as grand as a star, with franchises, and trading markets with stocks where money is projected; you do not really have to have it yet just dream the impossible dream and make it happen. That’s America! Yes, that’s America, where a newcomer, a minority with big dreams, big ideas could convince a bank loan officer to give a loan for whatever else they need in their shop because they already saved up $100,000, to get their first store in America. That’s the USA! [Wikipedia, “Where did the term peddler come from? The origin of the word, known in English since 1225, is uncertain, but is possibly an Anglicised version of the French pied, Latin pes, pedis "foot", referring to a petty trader travelling on foot.

Wikipedia › wiki › Peddler].

Where does that leave the black man when he cannot own his own neighborhood store or the black woman when she wants more than a beauty salon shop or she wants to own the building she operates her shop out of, not just rent the building. The corruptions enter in the perfect world and the well-wishers scramble to gain the advantage, to secure their future—-their ability to get wealth.This is where the dream turns sour and all the folks become sour grapes when they decide to use the color of a person’s skin to practice hate, an evil against God’s creation-denying God. We notice, here, in our world that we do not live in a world without color. Let us accept that God’s paintbrush still is a mighty paintbrush, indeed, for some folks truly believe that when God made their skin color white, he freed them but God did not tell man to practice hate with skin color, therefore, a skin color of white is not any more freeing than any other skin color.

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