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Anthony Cupo / Blog

where grace extends (page 3)

So where does grace extend? way beyond the Holy Land, way beyond the borders of your church building, ay beyond any institution or religious structure or system, and though it is not license it is understanding toward our insurmountable circumstances but offers growth in unfertile soil of earth where spiritual fertility can only truly be found in Gods mercy, Jesus is that mercy and is all grace and truth wrapped in an invitation to all lost children of Adan and Eve. Jesus is the only heavenly soil possible the only supernatural way to grow in a world broken and co existent with weeds in all the crop of goodness that is taking place around us. A harvest will one day be complete, and this wheat farm is everywhere in all of Gods goodness we see it a lot but much of it is invisible so to speak, not exactly a wheat field, but the truly good things of Gods creations and invisible qualities we know around us. Good and evil co exist, so being that evil is abound and yet life is extraordinarily wonderful. Who are you? who am I? Without grace I feel Im pretty naturally wicked and evil, the pagan people and the heathen. Im even a mask of goodness and professionalism when I want to be, and this is in know way going to be a comfortable thing for my heart and the core of me when the Holy Spirit eyes peer deep inside of my thoughts, and it should not be for you. Yet grace is a river too which can smooth over all the hurt and damage and bad decisions but I feel it reveal the decisions as well exposing the evil deeds for what they are , forgiving them which destroys them and yet at the same time bringing the truly good thing the evil perverts into its truest form that even leaders of our religion may call bad. This is what grace can do, grace can help us sift through the good and evil and much of the good may not be a sinfully decadent as you thought and access to our heavenly daddys irreversible love can never hurt. Complete understanding but hopefully a good shove out of comfort too, a constant focus that will seek to lead us away and deliver us form the evil one, Satan and ourselves. Now we may see the kingdom of heaven , no one can unless they are born again of spirit, only Jesus can give birth to real spirit - and the Laws all been broken but grace can bring out the exact guide where the Law is no longer abolished but is fulfilled by the Spirit and like a parent may lead children away from a cliff or stop them form running into traffic or request the child do not ingest things that are poison, things we know by experience as it is evident in the earth around us, so as God can lead us with grace through the deserts and wreckage's of a fallen world and carry us straight up to eternity. Not our will but His will be done , on earth as it is in heaven. Grace is what brings this harmony to light - let heaven and nature sing!!!

where grace entends ( page 2)

now my point being here mostly how far the reach of grace? Very far, beyond the temple , beyond the religious structure, beyond good spiritual duty. At the same time it is right here with us which makes it not as easy. It is almost indefinable if you are willing to take it in and love the Lord God with all your heart and soul and mind . I have heard a lot of people talk about books written on it and the scandal it is, some songs about grace. But I would take it even a step further but many many not like what they hear- I mean it wont tickle your ears, in fact it is almost frighteningly beautiful , but beautiful only if you allow the full completion of God and the plan beyond this visible earthly life to the faith and Jesus the gate. It is scary to me at times, because Im in almost crippling tremble when I stop to realize how much God loves me, and as a dad who is completely disappointed with his children's weakness and shortcomings Im also in a total place of reliance on the obligation and natural passion to be a father who stands by and loves his children by nature. Now I know "natural" has a lot of definitions to many, but my natural I mean it just seems the design apparent in anyone regardless of what you believe. The Word even suggests even pagans love there children, heathen and evil people do. Now is that talking about me before I received Christ? Or the other people outside the faith and recognition of inherent sin? I think it is both perhaps. That may be an area worth touching on some other time, there is clear context of some passages but that is not where Im getting at here. The fact of the matter is I must admit that I must follow Jesus before I love family, but family is an essential mission and the first mission. But love can lead us wrongly with feelings and defense over human wickedness where we may not stand on what is right but what our own family pride believes in, morality is elusive to humans bu nature now, and by only following Christ can I get the power , supernatural power to love like God loves us and begin to even recognize the magnitude of what grace really does to human being who inherited sin but now allows God through Christ to make him or her a new creation.

where grace extends (page 1)

So i get this nugget today from the Father. And its nothing new but all things are made new and so I forget the former things and sometimes the repetition and the reiterating of things I have known but forgotten , they come into reality again and just become part of your heart over time - suddenly this grace issue re surfaced and somehow I felt the tug to unpack it more . I also felt the need to share this and transcribe it down because it is something of a frustration for me when I see the debate over God and religion and tolerance and all the perspectives on Jesus in public and in the mainstream media. SO what awakened in me was the fact that grace extends beyond the institution of the church and is in fact an extremely obvious yet unexpected new covenant. New meaning never really the same always , always new , truly . And truly thats an extension supernatural- God is real and reaching for you. This is where our Creator full of grace and truth , the One with God in the beginning , the Word become flesh, this Holy righteous birth and entry into sinful mankind, this living temple of sorts wants to give humans His children all of Himself , and all that heaven has to offer and all the renewal possible. And God chose the vehicle of grace to give it to us, anyone willing to receive the gift of our Father. And there is this sense of commitment to God and all Christians it seems, (well "many" often), kind of fall into congregational worship and gathering and begin to acknowledge sin and confess sin and feel convicted of sin. We nestle into systems and those systems may in fact be important and good things , healthy patterns, but there is also this sense of how dangerous they become and comfortable or error can become common practice. Mundane static traditional duty as opposed to real solid dynamic discipline. And thats where real grace takes hold and can be totally alive and fully light of heaven the closest we could get to heaven on earth.

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PART7 Metamorphic things are so apparent and so all around us. So why not take this life thing, this God thing, pretty serious. You might just find a pearl in the mundane repetitious oyster of analysis.Admit it, we all think about it, we all conceive of it , we all grow in something, even if it has wicked intentions, it happens, we are seeking the more, the tool of progress and the quickening. Too often we prefer the less for the growth might bring pain of thought and serious consideration of detail. IF its worth it in the daily little matters of life, why not take serious the greater plan - you know its true.

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PART6But not if we take lightly that it is such a mystery that you will not bother. I m guilty at times, I focus and analyze a detail of materialism and of getting a job done and I can break it down and do it the best I know how or the best Im capable of and yet i pass up the opportunity to get so deep with the Creator and the Master, the One who made and loves me most and He designed me. HE ultimately knows what i need and He walked among me , became the curse of me to bridge me to Himself. My Father who is one with the Son , the Christ, He enables me or anyone to speak to the Father we left , and walk away from to go our own way. HE is the power, He is the better tool, The Lord of All is the gate to growing and will only matter at the time of obvious disaster and decay and the passing of our fleshly lives on earth. The Holy Spirit is real, we need to take seriously that this is no accident, there is genuine searching, but so often we keep it on the surface afraid to scrape and gauge in the deeps , but if nothing else, can you agree that you already go deep in many areas , in many issues, and if you remotely believe in God are you really giving the depth it deserves or are you settling for a tradition and a club of some kind? With all the temporal things we analyze deeply, are we really seeking the One ? And if you decided on some "one" are they really answering your desire for a better job, a better cure? Who really is there at death and at loss? To what God are you serving that rescues beyond philosophy and beyond sociology and beyond the scientific understandings? Are we taking serious consideration that there are a variety spirituality's that exist and that only stand on layers of feelings, and yet still there stands on firm foundation for all the much more "real" and actual "spirituality" that is solid even when the human sight and even when the feelings are gone. It is not made of sand nor is it a mirage or artificial as the way feelings can be perceived as permanence. That beyond eyes and sight there is a real awakening because of "The One and Only" Lord God of All, Jesus Christ, The Word who became flesh, the Word that was God and was with God in the beginning is life and love and the One who solely endures for this is the reality - the One and the why that we all seek and are searching. The Maker of you has come to bridge that conversation directly to our One and Only Father and we need show care and detail and commitment to this salvation. For such as tools evolve and there are always better tools and more advanced inventions, so is this amazing life you are in the midst of. And the Maker of you can put the best in your hands, all of it in your possession, for His glory is ultimately our benefit and outcome. It may in fact be contrary to what our selfish toiling's are battling. Think of life forms, all the creations, all of humanity distinct from all creatures, how much more are we? How much more are we? How much more are you? And you know it, so many consider it all daily in one way shape or form. Heaven to me is sort of revealed through those that seek spirituality, and many find wisdom's, but if Christ is the sole door, and God will show us, well then the Bible has become a magnificent direction to what we evolve into actually. A new life, and why shouldn't we be? Christ and the mercy is heavens door, the glimpses the now and the yet to be. This is why I can not tell you my revelation but I can say there is "The Revelation" and always Jesus , the real Jesus is hope at any point - He remains strong and real in the wreckage and the storm and the seemingly lost moments. Only can Christ and the Word details and unveils where we are heading and it will be unique to you and everyone, for that is the character of God, evident always.

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PART5But I wonder how deeply we really get into our faiths.How deeply do you consider the reality of God our Creator? How deeply do you think you are really ok and the ones you care about and the disasters on the news or the internet or the newspapers that speckle the landscape. The tragedies that effect our friends and loved ones. The joyful stuff too, the miraculous events that we enjoy all the time, the hope in family , the hope in becoming better or having successes, growing in a job . The joy of adventure, you know life also is full of good so Im talking about those things too. I fear at times many simply do not go deeper, they sum up their religion or faith, or feel it a waste of time, but in actuality you need to go deep daily or at least should be considering it. I believe if you ask and seek you will find. I think if we take religious things and sum them up we get masks of behavior and rituals and symbols that are not in fact the God I know and have encountered. I cannot dictate to you any of that, because I would end trying to be a teacher of some kind of "spiritual" boxed in category I would get put in with the rest of the authors and books and spiritual advisers out there who claim to have wisdom and truth to make people feel better and feel counseled. That is not the God I know, the real One, well, He is very distinct in you, He is very unique in how He made you, and life is very serious thing, a very precious thing, you got one shot here and everyone who has made it this far , been born and living and striving, even just existing is a rare , rare gem. So valuable. You need take serious the fact that God really would like to give you the best tool. You need to know that your thoughts are no accident. You need to know that there is a perfect plan being worked out and a purpose for your life. And if you focus on any job or task whatever it may be and you have evolved in that in some way and it shapes your effectiveness, well then the God of "All" is looking for that kind of commitment from you to talk with Him daily and let Him lead you the way of truth and repentance and not in the dwellings of settling for less. If you grown in anything you need to to know that heaven is of the like, the unseen matters and qualities that are apparent in our existence will have the same type of growth or evolution.

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PART4As time goes on and they get better and they are getting more work they start seeing the benefit and are inclined and drawn to the idea there is a better more efficient drill that breaks less and is stronger. It is a more powerful more durable item. You get tired of the lesser quality when it breaks more or is only half a tool ultimately , it may have served its purpose for a time or for quick sudden projects, but when you are in the thick of something bigger than the do it yourself , kind of helping your friend sort of maintenance thing what kind of unfolds is the desire to really be professional and take seriously the responsibility to make something solid and within a time frame get it done effectively and correctly, or at least very well done and not the wrong kind of painstaking detail that is not about how meticulous you are(which can be a good benefit to any trade) but because you have a lower quality tool that actually hinders you- the kind of extra work because the power is less in the tool. My point being though, is no matter how you try to cut some corners and get through the moment as you are doing the work and/or taking course of action you always begin to think of the better piece of equipment, you may even invent one or another way to complete the task at hand with a self styled technique that develops as you work as well as this yearning for the higher caliber tool. IF you realize you will be doing a certain task again and again and you even embrace this as usual event in your life you will ultimately be lead to get a the better invention for the job, the latest technology. And that's not fully the point as far as the better piece of equipment is concerned, but the evolution of thought on the matter, there may in fact be some psychological scientific studies on why we as humans think this way. That's not where Im heading either . The fact of the matter for me is all the religion out there, all the moral discussion out there. All the compartments of behavior that people have, and the media displays on the super highways of information. All the ways we try to see right and wrong and the judges and juries and opinions on the issues of our day and in that of all history looking back. And as you live longer you seem to keep hearing about people from all over the world and in our neighborhoods and they all have this variety of approach to right and wrong, and they have a community even they are involved in of some kind which shapes their thoughts and draws their boundaries on right and wrong and religious sort of things. Also in the ways people associate and deal with one another, the way we make exchanges and offer services to one another. All that interaction, all that political correctness in trying to play along with the brotherhood of man, and have peace in humanity

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PART3For me it takes time to realize why I want more than I have, its a form of wanting that is not greedy, its knowing there is an easier way. It is not laziness either, it is making a wiser decision as you endure a task that you may in fact need one of the most up to date advanced items on the market for the task. You need a more powerful tool and it exists, this settling for less is not working out as well and is doing the job less effectively, with lesser quality results. There are times when I feel ," well I know I could use a better piece of equipment but I will just get a basic model or "anything" because I will not be doing this project often, its just to get through now, today." But once again, in time, I learn that though certain tasks are not daily they are recurring in some way. So you come around to it again, and you are having that Ok here I am again, doing it again realization. And if I did not take it into thought and consideration on the last effort it would not be as much a struggle now. Cause now I m thinking I still have less and I need the better. So as the months and years go on, you begin to see the necessity in certain situations to go out of the way to get the better device, the better equipment. I see it on job sites where homes are being built. Builders who use drills, you know when they start to get work putting up trim boards and woodwork, to get started they buy a cheaper drill just to save money or just to get going in the trade- there is sort of a anticipation of start form scratch(more typically this echoes in the area of cooking).

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PART2Often depending on the power of the machine or how old it is , the pressure can vary. This particular unit was decent it was pretty good. I have used much less power and it can get a bit time consuming and you start to debate the choice to use a lesser machine. At times I feel thankful regardless I have something and something is truly better than nothing. If you neglect the mildew say you just could not do it because of extreme poverty or financial burdens you would have a serious unsightly issue, a slippery walkway, wood that would stay wet and erode/rot much quicker. Simply put you got a problem. So if you can do anything and use anything it is a good thing. But what I find interesting is at first you think, "well whatever works" , I will get that one or take the one I can access (etc). But as you get real deeper into the day and the project you start seeing the power and possibility in having a better machine. You get a little more anxious maybe even complain as a simple tasks seems to take a long time. In your mind your thinking , " i need more power, more pressure. Why did I settle for the lower power machine?" But going in you had to debate the restrictions, your own limitations, so you go with the cards as they are dealt basically. In time you kind of re negotiate with yourself , especially when I use a real powerful machine and the job goes smooth and it looks better and goes quicker. But its not a lazy kind of quicker, its just a better tool and a better machine does the job right and to its fullest. Sometimes cheaper and convenient is just that , cheaper and less powerful. Its strange how we fool ourselves, though sometimes I think our resources or investment was of a low quality or concern or perhaps our priorities were not centered on a certain kind of maintaining that had to get put off. Either way, at the start I think often I take "something" to get going or make a decision to get going on the chore, and in the midst of focusing on the task of cleaning (or whatever work you want to associate to this post), I begin to want a new machine a more advanced machine, the better tool.

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PART 1You ever just need some equipment or a tool that you do not own yet or have in your possession? So you go out to rent the item you may need or buy one. And its kind of a do it yourself thing, you do not have a lot of money to spend you got a budget, so you explore some options. This happens to me in a lot of areas but the one Im specifically referring to in this post is a pressure washer. I use them all the time for my business, so i rent or borrow one when I need it or when I do not hire someone else. But on my own home I have to periodically , often, wash my house and walkways because we have a lot of trees and shrubbery which has shady spots which never dry , so the water sitting for long periods of time make biological life forms arise, more commonly referred to as mildew. If I neglect it too long it gets pretty bad , so i try to keep it at bay. I have used a variety of machine to achieve this. Some have greater pressure than others, and it can be a factor how well and easily it really breaks down the stains and the mildew wanting to get traction on the pavement , cement and fixtures not getting dried by the sun. Well, today I had a rented machine I used also with a customer, it was a sudden project that arose so I did the job myself and washed my customers house and noticed my own house could use a quick spruce up to so I kept the washer a little longer and did my own house before I returned the device. Now like I said I used a variety of these washers.