God Never Tempts You

“Never, when you have been tempted, say, “God sent the temptation”; God cannot be tempted to do anything wrong, and he does not tempt anybody. Everyone who is tempted is attracted and seduced by his own wrong desire. Then the desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it too has a child, and the child is death.”

James 1:13-15

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What is God’s desire and our desire?

What is God’s desire and our desire? That is to restore the nation which God can claim to be His. In order for us to be able to do that, we must eliminate the evil condition. At all costs, even at the expense of ourselves, we must establish the kingdom of God on earth. We are living for that purpose. The whole earth will be our country. In God’s sight there are no national boundaries. We have to unify the whole world under God’s will. With all nations put together, they will be one people in God. With all those people in cooperation with each other, we are going to build God’s Kingdom on Earth.

 

God’s True Nation
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
1973

There I’ll meet God

I’m planning
One day I’ll have
A perfect day-off
In the mountains
Where creeks meet
And ancient rocks are
Millions of green leaves
Unite in their differences
Mild breeze touches
The feathers of the songbirds
And the scent of the flowers
In a nearby meadow
Fills my nostrils
And cleans my lungs

I’m planning
My day-off there
And the Earth will resonate
Through my bare feet
I will feel life
As I breathe in and out

There I’ll meet God

 

Joshua Dragon

Foolish Desire

Foolish desire
It is to be happy
Even sillier
If it is for every
People on Earth
In harmony
With mutual love
Respect and prosperity

Foolish desire
It is to be happy
Living with God
In a true family
Where everybody
Is a sibling
So equally loved
And tears are shared
In grief and in love

Foolish desire
It is to be happy
Living for others
Unselfishly
When there aren’t any
Excuses and explanations
Reasoning for abominations
Just the pure desire
Intention and Will
To make this life we have
Forever Heavenly

 

Joshua Dragon

a writing heart

a writing heart
a missing voice
the forgotten echoes

a dried throat
a numbing need
the isolated castle

a crying child
an abandoned life
the leftover happiness

a bleeding wound
a dull life
the reality of today

a collapsed world
a broken promise
the unchanging Will

an imperfect copy
a blurred shadow
the fallen hope

a willing hand
an unshaken heart
the Dream of Yours

a caring love
an active deed
the ceaseless joy

You’ve dreamed to come true!

 

Joshua Dragon

I have been somewhere

I have been somewhere
where I have never been
I have met someone
whom I have never met
I have felt something
what I have never had

I have been somewhere
where I have received
I have been given
what has been called the Holy Grail
I have had it since then
wherever I have been

I have been somewhere
Where you can also come to
I have met God
whom you can also meet
I have been given the utmost
what you can also recieve

Believe

 

Joshua Dragon

Submit to God’s re-creation

As I Can See

The created beings waited for God to make them. They had no idea what they were going to be. When it is about to be created, a being does not have a preference for its type of existence. It is just obedient to whatever its creator will make of it. Likewise, you should not have any concept of what you will be. The potter molds the clay in whatever way he thinks best. You should have the expectant attitude of the clay. The one who is subject always invests a lot of sweat and work into his creation; nothing is produced automatically. The minus must be absolutely open to the plus; if the minus position holds on to its own ideas, it negates much of the plus position’s ideas. I cannot submit my work to the criticism of Harvard University graduates or other so-called educated persons. Like a nursing baby…

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Heart and Heaven

As I Can See

What kind of place is Heaven? It is where we can take pride in what we prepared during our life on earth, and in our life of attendance. Then what kind of people enters heaven? Is heaven a place for those who simply believe in the Lord and expect to receive blessings or who act only for the sake of receiving blessing? No. Heaven is the destination for those who live preparing their hearts to attend God, as well as those who can leave behind a life of attendance and joyfully move on, even if they were to die while preparing. There is resurrection there. The details of life do not appear there. How we should live from now on is the important question we should reflect upon in our life of attendance.

Heaven is a place we cannot enter without a connection of heart. It is the original nation…

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Faith and Reality

As I Can See

The life of faith does not depend on the concrete, visible reality of this physical world, but has to do with the invisible God. We are living in a world of practical reality, so we have to deal with practical issues on this earth. However, the life of faith belongs to another realm, and we cannot apply the same standards or deal with the same issues.

In this world we all seek happiness and joy. We as individual beings can never find happiness, but we need some other element with which to bring it about–another person, material things, an intellectual goal. We can apply certain criteria to everything in the world. Unless we are finding other things or people that stimulate us and make us happy, we cannot make progress in life. In other words, we find happiness through something objective which stimulates us. In our academic life, we are…

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