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James David Borawski

1946–1967

BIRTH 25 AUGUST 1946  St. Louis City, Missouri, USA

DEATH 3 MAY 1967  Vietnam

In honor of my Dads cousin James David Borawski and all the others who gave their lives for this country. I dedicate this poem to them

Memorial Day,

to busy you say

 

Relaxing and eating,

and old friends were meeting

 

What freedom rings true,

in the red white and blue

 

Old glory once carried,

by warriors we buried

 

Tyranny, tyrants, and for evil to cease

Blood is the price, to pay for this peace

 

We’ve taken a moment, in silence to pause

To be thankful for those, died for a cause

 

The bible has a thought, that sticks like glue

Give honor to whom, honor is due

 

Let’s honor the fallen, who died for a dream

By living our best, and moral esteem

 

Many are the names, engraved on the wall

One Nation under God, only He can save us all

 

I remember

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Live Action Role Playing

The crazy world of conspiracy theory has some terms that seem strange. On that thought a related term is known by an acronym LARP or Live Action Role Playing. For an example when I was a kid so many years ago the NEWS was about WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY and WHEN. What you would never KNOW, is how the News reporter felt about a story. Now there were exceptions, Kennedy assignation, Ronald Reagan assignation attempt, World series wins, and you get the idea. Today you might find it hard to figure out the 5 W’s, but instantly know HOW the reporter feels, and thinks about said subject matter. Reporters are playing a ROLE, Entertainer. What is our role?

In today’s opposite and divided world, we are no longer informed citizens, but the entertained. We gravitate to and from NEWS by how it makes us feel. Each side of the divide yells FAKE news and Liar at the other. The FACT is, facts have FACTORS and can be easily manipulated, highlighted, or hidden, depending on the goal.

Remember that the Love of money is not just the Root of all kinds of Evil as the bible indicates in 1 Timothy 6:10, it causes humans to enter the world of exchange. Time is money and money is exchanged for goods and services and today that would include a new type of entertainment. In ancient days one might think of court jesters and town criers. Today in the world of electronic media, and cell phones that capture live events, almost NO room is left for Court room justice. Instant potatoes, drive through everything, and Amazon Prime have changed society and instantly we need a verdict for twitter or snap chat so we can move to the next drama as fast as possible.

From an old guy, we are being duped, there is no Trophy for everyone in this life or the next! Truth is not determined by how you or I think or feel about it. The whole world at this point is involved in LARP Live Action Role Playing. We play roles as master judges and instantly release our verdicts all over media. Everyone acts as if they are an expert ruler of their own destiny, and united can bring any human crashing down into a heap of rubble.

Just a minute of reflection – I have been pondering that in my almost 60 years some things have disappeared. The one thing in my heart right now that has been building for about 30 years. It is a decrease in the knowledge, understanding, and most importantly an awareness of God’s ability to convict the world of this old forgotten word SIN. Today the world would have you know the greatest sin is not allowing a person to be what they want to be or do. If God put some boundary’s on what is allowed, well then that must never be discussed. HIDE that at all costs. Definitions have flipped and someone waking from a 30 year coma would be shocked to find this new reality.

This may be a foreign concept, like thinking about a world before cell phones, computers and facebook, CONVICTION. Yes let me tell any young readers or older people that may have forgotten. My dad was a preacher, so I grew up in the church in the 1960’s. People would weep and come to the alter to repent of sin, just during the closing song known as an alter call. No one had to tell us what we were doing was missing God’s mark or sin, we knew it. Sure the 1960’s was a cultural revolution and we rebelled and RAN from God, but we knew, no confusion of that fact. Why and how did we just know it? It was conviction and unless you have felt it you can not know it. Once you have felt it, it’s irremovable unless Jesus does it. It, the removal of the conviction is explained in the Gospel of John, 16:7-15

7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

It is the conviction of the world that has gone missing, scripture is clear on who has that ROLE- Holy Spirit. So, what about the 5 W’s where’s the news story? TRUTH is Holy Spirit can be grieved, quenched and can even depart!

Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1 Thessalonians 5: 19 Do not quench the Spirit.

1 Samuel 16:14 14 Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the Lord tormented him.

As you read through John there is a general conviction of sin that works in the earth. To the one who has come to Jesus and has been born again by the Spirit of God then the role of Holy Spirit changes to a guide. I know that Holy Spirit is personal and comforts us and teaches us and I am extremely thankful for that. My concern is how the world has grieved and quenched Holy Spirit and believe with all my fiber we are needy.

We must begin to cry out to the Father in Jesus name for the return of Holy Spirit to actively take back the ROLE of conviction and that the conscience of man would no longer be seared.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 1Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

An ending thought, I had the pleasure of visiting the Brownsville revival many years ago and will never forget seeing how conviction caused people to pile up drugs, pornography, and demonic articles at the alter, and weep before the Lord. There were people randomly coming in from the streets under conviction. It has happened many time in history, and by definition when what I am talking about returned, it was called revival or an awakening. if you are interested let me give a few link. www.revival-library.org/index.php/resources-menu/revival-anecdotes/conviction-of-sin 

In fact, if you have not already done so research 1st and 2nd great awakening and Welch revival and here is a link to my favorite Cane Ridge revival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV6YPv6ap4A

Jesus deserves so much more than what the earth is giving him right now. With out revival and a return to God the rocks may just cry out! Have Mercy!

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