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Eternal Choices

There are many experiences and challenges in this life but the most important of all are the choices that we make because they have eternal consequences. Since the beginning, man has sought to find his own way of determining what is right or wrong but there is a God that has already told mankind what needs to be done. God has written about himself within His Creation and has made evidence of His existence available to us all, through it’s incredible complexity! “The Heavens declair the glory of God”, is a verse from the Bible that, in a nut-shell, says it all! All we have to do is to look upwards and see a small glimpse of an incredibly complex universe that will always create a sense of awe within the hearts and minds of those who are open to the “Truth” about this vast creation of His! This can be referred to as the “Macro Universe”. On the other hand, scientists with electronic microscopes explore the “Micro Universe”, which consists of the very building blocks of life itself! What was once thought to be the “simple cell” which is part of all of that which is “alive”, is now known to be vastly complex! The cells in the human body are like miniature factories within factories. They have everything that is needed to receive, produce and then distribute the basic building blocks of the “life” that we have within us, through a variety of amino acids that work together to keep us functioning.

Life itself is a wonder to behold. The complex conditions that must exist to enable this world to be a host for life is beyond the comprehension of most people on this very unique planet! The various conditions that exist that makes all of this possible must be exactly maintained for life to continue. The distance from the sun is critical! The moon that circles around this planet is also critical to the existance of life on this planet! The critical action of the tides that the moon creates by it’s gravitational force is also beyond the comprehension of most of human life. We take many things for granted and are unaware of the many forces and complex systems that work together to allow life to remain as it is on our world.

If you were to do a study concerning all of the scientific discoveries that have been made concerning the uniqueness of our world then you would be hard pressed to believe that this could have simply happened by chance! This is a very “Ordered and Complex” system that makes up this universe. Evolution would be realized to be an impossible fairy tale for the ignorant ones who simply close their eyes to the vast amounts of evidence to the contrary! It takes a great deal of willful blindness to the truth, to believe that any of this universe could have simply happened by chance!

I hope that those who claim to be opened minded about some things that concern “Choices”, will also stop forcing their false and simply impossible beliefs on our children in the public school systems. They go after children because their minds are still pliable and can be brainwashed into believing anything that they want them to, and they have no concience whatsoever concerning there practices!

Are you one who considers himself or herself to be openminded? If so, then I hope that you will truly become open-minded and consider all that I have written here and see if you can prove it to be false. I know that you can not, so consider the facts at hand and reconsider the world to come, for it will be a terrible destiny for those who continue to cling to their blindness!

If you would like to know more then I challenge you to pick up a copy of the “Word of God”, and consider the truths that it contains because your “Life” depends upon it! You can choose “Eternal Life”, or on the other hand, by denial, you are choosing “Eternal Death”!, Eternal Death is by default the choice that you are making by simply dismissing this warning! Please, for your sake, think long and hard about the evidences that I have offered and do your own research to learn if what I say is the truth! Your life depends upon it!

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The Nountaineer

There was a 10 year period from 1987 to 1997 when I had personal interactions with the illegals coming into our country. Some were involved in human smuggling and others were traveling in small groups and they did not bring their contraband into my camp so I am not sure what their primary purpose was. One who came alone into my camp did speak English and said that they were lost and needed directions. He was in charge of this group and was being paid for his services, I am sure of it. After I told him what his choices were I asked if they had a container to carry water because it was getting hot and their route had no water along the way that I was sending them. He indicated that they needed a container so I turned my back and started for my 17 foot travel trailer to get it. Something felt wrong and I am sure now that it was The Holy Spirit warning me so I turned my head to look behind me and he was about to jump me from behind! When he saw that I had caught him in the act, he stopped and I continued into my trailer to get what I needed. Then I cautiously handed him the container. As he turned to go out to where he had left his companions, I said : “may God go with you”. He then began cursing me in Spanish as he was walking away. I believe that one reason why he hesitated and did not follow through and jump me was that I was a little bigger than he was and he could also see that I was no wimp. I had hiked the sides of the canyon for years while working very hard and carrying heavy loads up and down the sides of the canyon! This is just one instance of what might happen while I was at my camp area.

When I was away, while in town trying to find work, all too often they would come through and break-in and steal as mush as they could, to re-outfit themselves with as much as they could carry. It was tough because I would go back into the mountains with only enough gas, food and other supplies to last me a few days or longer and they would have stolen more than I had been able to obtain for myself. It was not easy being a Christian toward these criminals. After years of experience with this flow of illegals, I had pretty strong evidence that at least 80% were indeed criminals and would do whatever they needed to do to carry out their goal. If they had not committed a crime before reaching their destination, it was because they did not have the opportunity to do so! I once out of desperation, asked a deputy : “what if I have to shoot one of them”? He said “bury him”! As a Christian, I could not do something that was illegal so I said : Wouldn’t that be illegal”? Then he said “well, then you should report it”. These are people who see first hand the kind of human trash that are coming across our southern border!

I was once approached by a hunter during deer season who warned me about the bear and lion in the area and said that I should have a gun. He said this because I mentioned that the homemade walking stick that I was using was my only protection. It was made from a straight oak sapling that I had come across and had a bit of a club end on the bottom. I replied that because of my experience up there, it was the “two-legged” predators that I was concerned about, not the “four-legged”. I had been growled at by both bear and lion while hiking around the area of my mining claim and the local wildlife by then had become somewhat used to me being there. In fact, It had to a certain degree, become “my territory”.

On another occasion, a retired deputy sheriff said that he was coming up to visit but I forgot and needed to make a trip into Tucson, Arizona. When he arrived at my camp he spotted an illegal alien trying to hide himself across the canyon. When he saw that he had been spotted he got up and ran while carrying an aluminum type suitcase which probably had cocaine or heroin in it because the marijuana is normally wrapped with plastic and then again with burlap having baling wire wrapped around it to be able to carry it. It would also have a rag wrapped around the wire to keep the wire from digging into their hands.

One day, I saw a twin-engine airplane dive into the canyon and then pull-up using full power to climb over the ridge on the other side of the canyon. He had a helper who dumped a big bale of what must have been marijuana out of the plane, then he circled around and did it again! As it turned out, the second time was to spot where the bail had landed so that they could mark it on a map. Right after he did it the second time, a military green twin-engine plane flew over following after the same route while trying to catch the first plane! It had something that looked like a torpedo under the bottom of the plane. I think that it was either a radar unit or a jamming device to possibly cripple the first plane with a pulse of energy. It was dispatched from Fort Huachuaca in Sierra Vista, Arizona where they have a special army base used for a variety of things including training foreign military units. They have an “Aerostat Balloon”which is on a cable that they winch up and back down in bad weather. It is loaded with electronic gear including radar. That is how they spotted the first plane.

The next day a Big Hertz/Penske moving van type of rental truck drove by me while heading up the canyon. I could not believe my eyes. What on Earth was that big diesel truck doing so far up in the mountains, I thought to my self? About an hour later two young Mexicans came into my camp to ask for help. They said that the truck was ready to fall off of the road into the canyon so they needed a ride into town. I had no money or gas to get back so I said that I would help if they had gas money for me. They said that they had no money so they were on their own, I could not help them. While we were talking, one mentioned that they had a “map”. When I heard him say it , I said “you have a map”? He immediately stopped talking at that point because it was the “smugglers map” that he had! That night at around 8pm a big Kenworth conventional type semi-tow-truck stopped by my camp and the driver walked a little further up the road and then turned around and left. It was from a big towing company in Tucson. This was on a Monday. That company tried all week to get that rental truck turned around and on Thursday it came driving by, all scratched up from the tree branches. It was a new truck when it went by the first time! The next day just before sunset, a ’75 Chevy pickup with two older Mexicans in it went up the canyon and just as it was getting dark they drove out of the canyon with a big bail covered with dark green plastic in the back of their truck. I took a hike up canyon about mid-week to have a look at the truck but I did not touch it. I thought that they might have had someone on the hill watching the situation. I was just a little curious.

These are just a sampling of the kinds of things that happen down by the southern border. Now things have gotten much worse since the National Guard built barriers to keep smugglers in smaller vehicles from cutting the ranchers fences and just driving across the border! The big drug cartels are at war with each other over these routes since they are hauling these loads on foot with human mule trains carrying 40 pound packs on their backs and with an AK-47 in the front and another assault rifle at the rear of the mule train. They have their own cooks, satellite telephones and all the gear that they needed. They rest during the day and travel at night with their dope. They have totally trashed these forest trails with trash multiple feet deep in certain areas! I have been warned by the local ranchers who know me to not go into the mountains where my mining claim is alone, even armed. I would be seriously out gunned! This is “Organized Crime” and we must stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war and losing the battle! Those in power in our government know very well what is going on but because of the politics, they are doing very little about it! The only thing that these cartels are AFRAID of is the U.S. Military and the politicians will not use the resources that we have to stop this INVASION. Yes we are being invaded and there is nothing that the citizens can do except just sit back and watch our country going down the drain! There is one thing that we all should be doing and that is to pray for our nations leaders and those who are on the front lines like the Border Protection Unit (Border Patrol) and Customs Service as well.

An Old Prospector and Man of The Mountains

The Nountaineer

                                                                                                     Will You Make The Correct decision?

In this “works based” world of being good enough, there is a question that is always hovering in the back of the minds of those who have this belief and that is : have I been “Good Enough”?, to avoid hell and eventually see heaven. Most do not even want to consider that possibility and avoid even thinking about it. They often consider, at least sub-consciously that they are “good enough” because they do good things, or they are better than their neighbor, in their own minds. But the bottom line is this : How do I really know for sure? The fact is, is that they can not know! They are likely to say, if asked, I am a good person, I have never killed anyone or they have not broken many of the 10 commandments. They do not want to believe that the Bible is God‘s Inspired Word and must be taken seriously! If asked, they have their share of excuses why God should let them into “His Heaven“. What do you believe? Are you “good enough”? If you are not very familiar with the Bible then you probably think that you are pretty good, don’t you? I would like for you to consider what God has to say about this matter. God says that “He alone is Good”. Did you know that? Then where does that leave you if you are not good? It leaves you without any hope at all! Your only hope is to do exactly what God says that we must do! Are you even a little bit interested in knowing what that is! I hope that by now, you are very interested and wish that I would get to the point. I am now ready to tell you. It is a “free gift”! That’s right, it is free but there is a catch. You must believe by “Real Faith”, with all of your heart, soul and strength that Jesus is exactly what He and the rest of the Bible says that He is. For that “faith” is like the “faith of Abraham‘ who was ready to kill his only beloved, promised son because he trusted God and believed by faith that God was able and willing to actually raise his son Isaac from the dead! This episode can be found in Genesis, Chapter 22. Now do you understand how important it is to trust God by Faith? It is not an easy thing to do. Not at all, yet it is necessary to believe with the simple faith of a child! Children are very trusting when they are very young and we are told by Christ that we MUST have that kind of faith! Do I possess that kind of faith? Not always! Trusting God can be a very difficult thing to do especially when suffering and pain and disappointment and many other kinds of struggles enter into our lives. I am going through those kinds of things now and my faith has been weak and I am struggling to overcome my doubts! The Christian life can be and is very difficult at times. Are YOU ready to have the kind of “Saving Faith” that is necessary to escape the horrors of an eternity in HELL? Let me encourage you to do it now because you could die tonight!!! Remember, God knows the number of hairs on our heads and He also knows the number of days that we will have on this Earth! Receive the Salvation that Christ offers through His Death, Burial and resurrection and Ascension back to the right hand of The Father on The Throne of Glory in Heaven!

The Nountaineer

Which Path will you choose?

In a certain sense, we are given choices that determine our eternal course in this life. Jesus described these choices as between two paths that take us through either a “straight and narrow gate” or a “wide path” that leads to eternal destruction, and many go therein. This is to many today somewhat of a simplified set of choices that seem to be somewhat outdated or even unrealistic. I can assure you that to those of you who doubt that life can be so simple as having these two decisions but it is as true today as it was in Jesus day! We can make the decision to reject the God of the Bible and live that very Godless life which consists of self-gratification and basic selfishness. These people try to do good things to try to satisfy their conscience and do it in the sight of others so that those acquaintances or so-called friends will think well of them but they are still empty inside afterwords when all is said and done, but they never really find true satisfaction, it is only when these people give up their efforts to find satisfaction in anything other than God Himself! They must fill that empty spot in their soul, that God shaped area that only God can fill and then and only then will they start to find true peace and fulfillment. This is the straight and narrow gate that leads to eternal life! It is a narrow path because our choices are limited yet well-defined by the maker of all things and He and only He has the right to say what is good in His eyes and we must obey! The thing to remember is that God truly loves us and only wants that which is best for us so we must give our will to him and simply “Trust”. Since He created us then he absolutely knows what is best! So then, will you surrender your choices to his guidance and simply trust Him? The narrow path is the best path for both you and I! Jesus said to His disciples “Follow Me” and we must do the same I have chosen to follow Him and my life has not been the same! I gave Him the title-deed to my life which he already owned but since he has given us free will, we must make the decision to allow Him to take control of our lives and He will do that which is best for our lives since He knows the future!

Will you consider how well you have done with you in control of your life? Now consider that the Creator of the universe knows how to do it better, much better! Give Him a chance before it is too late! Our days are numbered and He is the only one who knows how much longer we have to make that very important decision and we do not! Once we die then our last chance is gone for ever! We are given plenty of evidence in the creation itself to know that He exists. The knowledge of him is built into us but sometime during childhood, our society manages to put enough doubt into us to cause us to procrastinate and try to manage our lives ourselves. Later we die without making that very important decision and then you are without hope because your life is gone for ever! Please consider that “Straight and Narrow Gate”, while you still can! We have a God-given purpose, try to find it! You do not Know the day of your death! The Lord said that the hairs on our head are  numbered and so are our days on this Earth, numbered as well!

It always seems to be the path of least resistance that is taken because it mimics nature, such as electricity or water which follows such a path. It is not the correct choice for mankind though because we are given by God a free will to choose our path. It is that free will that is so manipulated by the enemy of ALL mankind, The Devil! Do you get a mental picture of a little man in a red suit when you hear that name mentioned? I hope not, because it is not even close to the real devil who is Satan, whose name means “the adversary”. He is the enemy of God as well as mankind yet he is similar to a mad dog that is on a chain waiting for an opportunity to attack! He is the one who is ultimately encouraging you to avoid Jesus and the Salvation that He offers by “Faith”. He wants you to take that wide path that leads to destruction! Who will you choose to follow? This is based on Matthew 7:13, for an exact rendering of the passage read the original text.

There is actually one thing that “We Must Do In This Life”. All other things that people think that they need to have or need to do are secondary at best. We must love, God first and to glorify Him and to love our “neighbor”. All of the “Law and The Prophets” are fulfilled in these two things.

The Nountaineer

The first half of my life was and still is a blur to say the least. I was the product of a dysfunctional family environment consisting of parents that married and remarried multiple times and left my siblings and I doing the best that we could with what we had to work with. Then life seemed to go downhill from there. When you take into consideration a couple serious injuries in my childhood such as a serious head injury, a brain concussion that included damage to my neck that went undiagnosed because of a negligent mother who did not even bother to take me to a hospital, as well as a lower back injury in my teens that left me with a difficult road to follow, so to speak. I finally left home at the age of 16 and became an adult and on my own  too early in life.

The changes that took place in my life at the age of 30 sent me in a new direction or perhaps I should say that it gave me direction in areas where it was lacking. It was absolutely beyond comparison with any hopes or desires that I had contemplated previously. I had given up on planning anything meaningful for my life and I was strictly in a survival mode of living. I had absolutely no hope for the future. In other words, I was in the “rut” of a lifetime and with no way out apart from death.

It seems that God allows us to reach the absolute end of our selves before He finally steps-in. Prior to this, we are in control or we at least think so and until we let go of the reins, so to speak, He will not involve himself directly in a way that we can perceive. This is what it took for God to enter into my life and He did it in a way that was mind-boggling to say the least.

Why don’t you, whoever you are, give God a chance to show Himself to you and He probably will. That is, if you are really at the end of yourself and are tired of falling on your face and not really understanding why you keep making these same kinds of mistakes in your life. You need to finally admit that you are not in control of your life and just give it to Him and say “Take Over, I want to give my life to you”. This is when it is likely to happen for you and your life will never be the same! There is just one more thing that you need to do: Call on the “Name” in Faith, the name that is above all other names, “Jesus”, and He will answer and come into your life and make it “New”. He does not promise that your life will turn into a rose garden but he does make some very specific promises. If you want to know more, I AM WILLING TO HELP. Just ask me.

I am living in a small town in the southern part of Arizona where there are many who hate God and because I am a possession of God, they also hate me! I do not hate anyone, but that does not stop others from hating me and if you truly trust Jesus for “your Salvation” and are truly trusting god for your protection then you need to know that He will protect you but that does not necessarily extend to your property. Actually it really is not your’s. Everything belongs to God and if He wants to allow someone to steel or destroy it then who are we to question Him about it! I am in the midst of a “Spiritual battle” and have even been shot at on two separate occasions by hateful people who want to run me out of this area! But guess what, I am not leaving! I have a powerful God who loves and protects me from their harm, at least to my body. I have had hundreds and even thousands of dollars of property stolen or destroyed by those who hate. I hope that you do not allow hate to reside in you. It is like a cancer that eats away at you. It can cause all sorts of physical problems along with stress which is known to damage the body. I was even intentionally tortured by an ENT Dr. which stands for: ear, nose and throat. It happened last year in october, on the 8th day in 2010. It was absolutely intentional and he even laughed about it afterwards. I have compared him to Josef Mengele who was Adolf Hitler’s chief torturer because he used an electrical machine to burn me inside my left nostril, and Mengele used electricity as one of the means of torturing poor boys and girls as well as other people! Listen to me when I say that you become a target for Satan when You trust Jesus as your “Savior”.  Do not be surprised when it happens. Jesus said that because they hated me , they will also hate you because Jesus will take up residence within you through His “Holy Spirit”. Just think of the proof that this will provide to you, that you have “Eternal Life” through “Faith” in Jesus who died a horrible death to pay a sin debt that could not be paid in any other way! There is just one more thing, Do Not be the cause of any hate or hard feelings from others for God will not be pleased. We must exercise true humility. We must respond with love and not allow anyone to goad you into acting like them! Return love for hate and they will not know how to respond. They will not understand why you act differently than others do. It may even make them want to know more. Not everyone though. There are those who have truly sold their souls and are likely to never change!

NASA Hubble Telescope Image of the M84 Galaxy, Massive Black Hole

NASA Released  this single image of a super-massive black hole taken by the imaging spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The super-massive black hole is large enough for 300 million of our suns, which is called 300 million solar masses, to fit within the black hole and is in the galaxy called M84 which is part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies.  The M84 black hole is about 26 light years from the center of its galaxy and about 50 million light years from Earth. This same super-massive black hole is moving at 880,000 miles per hour. The relatively close by galaxy called M87 also has a super-massive black hole relatively near its galaxy’s center.

The heavens truly declare the Glory of GOD and this is regularly confirmed by the Hubble telescope as well as others both in orbit and on the ground. The Bible has been confirmed by scientific data such as this.  More and more scientists are at least secretly acknowledging  the fact that creation is the only possible conclusion available but might lose their tenure or their job altogether, if they speak their minds. May GOD be glorified through His wonderful creation day by day even in this secular society. May the LORD be glorified.

Amen

The content from https://davebrigg.wordpress.com (Davebrigg’s Blog) was moved  to a New Blog Named: “Nountainiering The Heights”. I will choose new content for this blog as well as re-post the content that is important to me. It is at :  http://nountainiering.wordpress.com , also http://simplysupernaturalistic.wordpress.com and most of the other blogs are linked together in one way or another.  https://davebrigg.wordpress.com has become a basically new blog that I will repopulate with some new and some old content. If you think that YOU are confused, then from scratch, consider starting 7 or 8 new blogs over a relatively short period of time, especially because I had never seriously considered a writing career previously.

I have neither  had anyone to coach me through the basics nor even the more advanced aspects of setting-up and creating content based solely on my truthful accounts. Those accounts are about a door opening between me and the Spirit World, first when I was 18 years old. It is  a “World” or dimension that absolutely confirms that the Bible is true.

My experiences absolutely do confirm the authenticity  concerning the “Original Manuscripts” that were in their day “, God Breathed” and Truly the “Inspired, Inerrant Word Of  God”. We have today as close of a collection of fragments to recompile the Bible with 99.5%  accuracy about the basic truths that were written nearly 2000 years ago for the “New Covenant”. The few differences have nothing to do with basic facts in the original text. They are basic differences in grammer that do not affect the important truths that the Bible teaches.   The Protestant “Old Testament” was compiled and translated from the “Greek Septuagint” which means 70, for there were 70 scholars who in Egypt, I believe that it was Alexandria Egypt, where the 70 who translated the Old Covenant from the original Hebrew to the common language of the day which was Greek. Very few Jewish people at that time spoke their original native tongue which was Hebrew, therefore a Greek translation was greatly needed to facilitate the teaching of “God’s Word”. Our Bible was written or I should say translated from the Original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic. which were the common languages of the area around Judea, Samaria and Galilee at the time of the life of Jesus.

There will be more to come soon. I started blogging on topics that greatly interested me because these are subjects that I have lived and suffered greatly to learn. I gained by suffering for The Lord’s sake and also while being taught necessary lessons from God that I could not have learned any other way. The first blog was set-up to chronicle a miraculous period that I was starting to lose details about, so because of all the time that had passed as well as age it became necessary to open my first blog for the purpose of chronicling  those events. It concerned events that began when I was 30 years old. These accounts are very dear to me so the first covered my need and then it was necessary to start adding blogs for the purpose of exposing an “Evil Doctor” who actually “Tortured ” me. I did not know how to get my story out into the public sphere so then a second blog seemed to be needed, and all of a sudden, I have about 10 Blogs to set-up, design, organize and write content for so please be patient with me since I barely know how to do all of this to begin with. The content I  know and everything else has been a whirlwind learning proposition with a few snags now and then.

If anyone would be willing to examine one or more of my blogs  and would like to help with some advice about blogging and setting up blogs then I would really appreciate it! I especially need help getting my blogs noticed. That seems to be the hardest part. I have made some progress but it is a very hard hill to climb!

Thank You for your Patience and help if that is possible!