Transition & Transformation
AMERIJERICHO concepts that are composed of many ideas will take time to manifest in our lives. Persons who take interest in what is being proposed, and then are willing to take a step in the right direction to cooperate need to be thinking two words: "transition" and "transformation."
The basis upon which this revolutionary project must be seen as a radical departure from traditional thinking begins within each person's self-identity. Everyone of us are considering questions such as: "Why was I born?" "Who am I?" "What is my purpose for living?" "What happens after death?"
We all have hundreds of other questions that need our attention, but for now let's define ourselves as biological beings being manipulated by a soul composed of countless spirits. In simple words, a human "body" without a soul is "dead" - relatively speaking. The actual composition of a "soul" determines the "personality" of a person - the thoughts, behavior, values, desires, inclinations, etc.
Now that we have allowed ourselves to contemplate things from this perspective, if we focus on the idea of "spirits" in souls, we need to wonder about the nature of spirits - and what effect or impact they might make upon souls and human bodies.
Well, we Christians believe that God is the "father of spirits" as stated in the Bible. We also believe that Lord Jesus Christ is the "only begotten Son of God." Also, we believe that God indwells repentant souls in the form of the Holy Spirit. Naturally, it takes "faith" to believe in God - and humility combined with faith to believe that "invisible" things can be found beyond the ability of human "sensory" perception.
Well, we Christians also believe that Satan has corrupted and perverted the creations of God. We understand the differences between good and evil, positive and negative, right and wrong, life and death - as it all relates to the manifestation of "souls" right here on Planet Earth. Unfortunately, there are false gods, manmade religions based on inferior philosophies, superstition and ignorance in all nations. Millions of people have become innocent victims in the war between God and Satan throughout many centuries. We, therefore, cannot hope to establish the Kingdom of God - Heaven on Earth - or any other entity to enable us to achieve peace and prosperity unless we understand who we are and what our potential can be if we unite in Truth.
During our quest to leave the past behind when starting a new journey into the future, we will remain dependent upon certain "forces" that currently enable survival. We must methodically "transition" - over a realistic period of time - from the old ways as we begin to embrace the new ways being advocated by those of us who are promoting Amerijericho. It is essential that we first repent of our sins - our mistakes, wrongdoings, rebellion against the laws of God, etc. - that has resulted in diminishing the purity of past and existing civilizations. We "souls" must rid ourselves of "bad" spirits and open ourselves up to "good" in what should be described as a "transformation."
So, as we make the conscious choice to start our "transition" and "transformation" in order to make Amerijericho a better place in which to live, we need to allow "love" to control our thoughts, emotions, communications and all endeavors.
By the way, even though the original "Amerijericho" consists of Tennessee and the surrounding ten states, we want our success to inspire Christians in all nations to do the same by replicating the positive aspects of our total experience.
Meanwhile, those individuals who lack appreciation for the ideals and concepts motivating us to create a new state-of-mind nation, must be treated with love - no matter how much they mock us, despise our intentions, resist correction, attempt to defeat our objectives or make our lives miserable. We need to think of them like "weeds" growing in gardens, like "termites" destroying houses, like "parasites" stealing the fruit of our labors, but mostly like "enemies" in need of love.
We Christians must never resort to vindictive, self-righteous judgment against those who lack conformity to the God we serve. All we can do is set standards based on the principles taught by Christ - and do everything in our power to discourage "freedom to do evil" if we want to avoid "contamination." It should be our primary purpose to eliminate negative influences that are capable of corrupting nature, spirituality or the talents we use to create and produce whatever is needed or desired for our special society.
Love the sinner but hate the sin! Individuals who experience a propensity to do "wrong" are usually doing it out of ignorance, a predisposed genetically-stimulated inclination because of some hereditary trait or because of the influence of evil spirits. We are all sinners, some of us being worse than others, and we all need to realize the importance of "honesty" if we want to overcome weaknesses. This, of course, requires honesty for us to admit our sins to God and other people, honesty when asking forgiveness, honesty when deciding how to move closer to perfection, and honesty as we strive to improve ourselves. It is only those folks with too much pride to admit they are wrong about anything who will need to be "banned" when all else fails.
It is my hope that you have been reading between the lines of this message, getting a few thoughts of your own on how we can best proceed with transition and transformation. Just to make sure that everyone understands my personal intentions as the "human vessel" being used to introduce Amerijericho concepts, I have no desire to be the "leader." I think of myself as only one of many people who will be contributing ideas, talents or skills as we proceed to turn dreams into reality. We must all look to Lord Jesus Christ as the "Head" of our nation - just as He is the King of kinds in the Kingdom of God.
Let the conversations begin by those who seek clarity and correction - understanding and perfection!