Casting Art to the Net

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10 NIV


Ed's Art Net is a free public web exhibition focused towards ages 12 and up. I make every effort to relay a positive attitude in sharing my mind, work and hope. I design these five webpages to enlighten, entertain & encourage. I want them to help everyone that visits in some good way.

Art is a celebration of God's gifts 

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Casting Art to the Net


The most essential and pertinent aspect of our mortal human life is God's healing power through Jesus Christ, inherent in following His good, pleasing and perfect will.

We are all without excuse...

Revelations of God are found in Scripture and Nature through our mind and spirit. God constantly communicates with each one of us. But many of us have a propensity toward not always properly listening. It takes spending time seeking God's messaging and allowing Him to be the boss! The more intently we seek knowledge and a relationship, the closer we become with our Creator. You know you are listening when you realize that you're being disciplined as you sense God's undying love. see Revelation 3:19   see Jeremiah 31:33


The Bible teaches and inspires us as God’s inerrant Word. But could the humans that assembled the Bible canon ever have been wrong about certain writings? Some say that if ANY part of the Bible is in error then the entire Bible is invalid. That is irrational thinking. God did not PHYSICALLY write the Bible... inspired humans did. God "breathes" on everyone that loves and seeks Him! God’s spiritual messaging outshines any and all of the, other than Christ, human involved Bible attributes. see Luke 8:21


For those that love God, His Spirit radiates inside us when we experience a beach sunrise, star filled night sky, love of a friendly neighbor or anything else good that we enjoy. We see the Universe as God’s created wonderful miracle. And since we love God, we easily feel His love in return as we interact with Him and His Creation. The more intently we seek God, the easier it is to communicate with Him mentally and spiritually through the physical universe and spiritual world. see Romans 1:20


God is not separate from what He created. God Spirit lives inside each one of us. We get to choose whether or not to communicate with Him. God waits with benevolent patience for us to seek His help. We all need His help. Without God we are lost individuals falling prey to Satan’s deadly schemes. Satan does his job all too well... but God is always available to help us overcome the Devil’s influence. It’s God’s good and perfect plan for us to reach Heaven. It’s Satan’s plan that we die. see 1 Corinthians 3:16

Works in Progress

The Bible teaches us that we should not expect to be perfect, but we can improve and we can love! 

There are three essential requirements for living a healthy spiritual life; love God, love others and love yourself. see Matthew 22:37-40

Across our planet, relating to a deity takes on many different belief “details”. And while each of us grow uniquely throughout life as individuals, no matter where we live or what we believe, human behaviors follow familiar patterns.
Loving God 

Loving God is easy, especially when we try and take in all of Creation. There are so many wonderful things that populate our universe. If we’re spiritually healthy, it’s impossible to not be grateful and humbled by our beautiful surroundings. How could the natural world exist without a miraculous Designer. Perceiving a loving Creator gives us a sense of well-being and purpose.
Loving others 

Loving people is easy with some, but not so easy with others. For example, if someone helps a weak elderly lady across the street, then we can easily love the “Good Samaritan” for that. But if someone viciously knocks her down, then how can we love the perpetrator for that? The perpetrator desperately needs repentance.

Loving ourself

Loving oneself is easy if we follow God’s will. God gives us all the help we need when we follow Christ’s teachings. Loving ourself is an ongoing process. For example, we must seek a doctor’s help for adjusting medications to achieve a balance in mental performance with illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A similar symptom balancing process holds true for many physical illnesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We must take care of ourself in order to help others.
Evil is readily identifiable when it’s self-serving and harms others. Evil can also be subtle. None of us can justify dictating thoughts to others. And loving others doesn’t mean giving up our ability to defend ourselves. Defending ourself and others against evil is an act of love. Satan's power wanders freely to and fro across the planet. Be discerning of others' motives and counter evil's tactics with love. 
Everyone has issues of some sort. You’re not alive if you don’t face problems. Many of our own mental problems go inwardly unnoticed if our thinking stems from self righteousness or self loathing. If we believe that we are superior or inferior to any others, we fail God’s will for our behavior. We are all equal in God's eyes. And we are ALL works in progress.


I am not comfortable praying out loud around other people. Prayer is personal and private between the Holy Father in Heaven and me. I’ve prayed out loud with friends and acquaintances but always felt praying out loud was not praying directly to God. I feel that praying out loud among other people is a prayer partially to them and not intimately focused to God.
I believe from what I reckon in my Bible study that each one of us is supposed to pray alone and individually to the Holy Father. God knows we all have different thoughts and needs. He wants an individual and private relationship with each one of us.
My prayers fit me and your prayers fit you. We can pray for whoever and whatever we want in private. We all want to pray for our own loved ones! And I expect we would all love to see the world made a better place! Each one of us have our own unique thoughts to communicate to the Father.
The Bible teaches us how to pray. Jesus gives us a basic outline for prayer in Matthew 6. Our loving incredible God is available to everyone at any time and is completely aware of our innermost thoughts.

Light in Darkness

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.1 John 4:18 NIV

Good ultimately prevails over evil...

darkness seeps... 

only 'til light casts it back to the deep

We Need God

If we reject God, we are spiritually alone and left with only our own designs and conclusions to deal with Satan. We're no match by ourselves against the Devil. Without God we have to explain away our world so that the universe conforms to our man made rules... And without God our rules are imperfect leaving us with an artificial sense of purpose or no sense of purpose at all. Without God we become our own flawed god and remove ourselves from the great goodness and reward that comes from seeking a relationship with our Creator. see Hebrews 11:6

Without God we fall prey to Satan, easily hating and raising ourselves above others since we perceive ourself to be the highest authority. We need God because we cannot grow properly without Him. Without God we are like lost or spoiled children living without supervision pretending to successfully fend for ourselves. see Ezekiel 5:10


We need God so we can more readily overcome evil. All of us need God's love! We need God because without Him we become self-righteous. Even us good intentioned Christians can act with self-righteousness by uninvitedly imposing our own belief doctrine onto non-Christians. We need God's Word to guide us into properly loving others to celebrate that we are all uniquely different. see 1 Peter 3:15


God Loves Us


God communicates with everyone and everything at the same time without blinking an "eye"... which is mind boggling to us... but must be routine for Him. I love God with all my being. It's the easiest thing I do. When you know God, you will agree! Knowing God means that you realize He is beyond our understanding and treasures us when we reach out for Him. see Job 37:5   see Malachi 3:17

God disciplines us when we seek Him and listen. Listening is not always easy. When we're actually able to pay attention, we sense unimaginable compassion for each one of us. He let’s us know that He loves us deeply and He does so in many different ways! If we look for God's messaging, we will find Him throughout Creation. see 1 John 4:16



Light Prevails


Problems we face usually work out for the good, even the difficult ones when we persevere. Jesus tells us not to worry about our lives. see Matthew 6:25-34 I know that's a tall order but trusting in His goodness and light is what He wants us to do, especially in trying times. Not all of us are equipped to battle evil at the same level, but all of us can trust in God... Evil can win a battle but it cannot win a war... In time, and most definitely at the end of time, goodness and light will prevail. see Revelation 21:1-8


Each one of us has a God given purpose. Some are called for battle. Some are called for teaching or healing. Many are called just to be a good neighbor. see Romans 15:2


Our military, firefighters and law enforcement warriors are following a high calling. They too often lose their mortal lives, limbs or mental faculties in pursuit of peace, respect, safety and security for the rest of us.


Warriors battling for good should never be taken for granted. The good neighbor warriors that lift us up, the distribution warriors that supply us with sustaining goods, the environment warriors that manage our waste, the media warriors that keep us informed of the truth, the teaching and healing warriors that help us grow and heal, the political warriors that honor the people and especially the military, fire and policing security warriors that physically protect us from evil's many selfish schemes.

Our good and purpose driven warriors deserve far more reward from us than what they typically get. It's regrettable that we tend to hold various performing artists of stage, screen and sports in higher esteem, especially financially. That tendency is a sad reflection of our culture. We are more focused on entertainment than we are enlightenment and well-being. This cultural trend may not end until God's children reach Heaven. This old Earth is a fallen world where wide and well traveled is the road to destruction.

The Road

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:1-2 ESV

Perspective, Path and Purpose...

We are all traveling a spiritual journey. We are constantly making "steering wheel" decisions. Our final destination is indicated by our interaction with others which is a reflection of our relationship with God.

see Matthew 7

The Road Ahead

Blue Ridge Parkway

In the above BRP photo, we are heading north. North is up. Up is toward Heaven. I can see the shape of a cross in a tree that’s up and around the bend on the horizon. I enjoy finding subtle messages from God like that. It’s affirmation for me because that’s what I choose to see. It's my imagination, faith and God's Spirit that enables me. see 1 Corinthians 1:18



I see God reflected in everything. Also in the above BRP photo, the reflection of the sun on the camera lens is another pareidolia that I choose to see... God explains to us in His Word and when we study the intricacies of life and the universe that He is beyond our understanding. God seeks us when we seek Him. And when we seek Him, He rewards us infinite times over what we typically deserve... I see the sun reflecting on the lens (apparently pointing at the pareidolia tree forming a cross) as God beaming with pride in His Son Jesus Christ (God in human form) who died on the cross as spiritual payment for OUR sins. see John 3:35-36



God in Christ Jesus sacrificed His human mortal life so that we would be able to live in His holy presence. see John 11:25 This will physically happen for those of us who are still living our mortal life when Jesus returns for the second time after His resurrection (the Rapture). see Thessalonians 4:17 God's home will be among us. We will live eternally in His holy presence without pain or sorrow and all things will be new. see Isaiah 65:17 Those that had already passed will have been with God in Heaven "waiting" for us. Heaven is outside our space time dimension as evidenced by Christ's appearance inside a locked room after His resurrection. see John 20:19

Road to Death

Living with Christ in our heart is rewarding beyond words, but this life is not without challenges. This world is not Heaven. We battle evil every step of our mortal way. God’s good and perfect plan for us after our individual time based life is to overcome death. But the road to destruction is well traveled. If we succumb to Satan's influence and fail to seek God, we face the second death instead of Heaven.

Road to Life


If we repent, we can overcome the second death by seeking a relationship with God. see Luke 23:38-43 I recommend beginning with the Bible book of Job. Some Bible scholars believe Job is the oldest writing in Scripture. Job teaches us a fine lesson in humility, which is a good preparatory introduction into meeting with God. If you want to find God, you will... and you'll be amazed by how loving and receptive He is and at how prominent He is reflected in everything. Just remember that God's love includes His discipline... evil will not enter Heaven. see Matthew 7:21  see 1 John 4:16

The Road Behind

Jesus replied, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.Luke 9:62 NIV

I would love to know more about the writers of Scripture. I expect they would be fascinating people to meet. Much of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah's writing is beautifully and emotionally charged. John had a special relationship with Christ. James grew up with Jesus and although she probably didn't write about it, Mary would most certainly have more stories to tell about Jesus's childhood. I'm looking forward with hope to living outside time constraints.

Faith in God means we shouldn’t worry and that we should keep a positive eye on the future.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 NIV

The Road We Travel

The Right Path

God commands us to treat each other how we want to be treated. We ALL are God's family!
see James 1:19

Free Will 


God gave each one of us independent thought. We can choose to be inspired by the abundant miracles in life we encounter or we can pick our inspiration from a perceived single endpoint of death... everything points from and to nothing. If we choose death as an end, we won’t mind lying, cheating and disrespecting others. That destructive road is well traveled. see Matthew 7:13

But if we choose to focus on life, then we will want to respect others and take inspiration from even the "simplest" things that God has provided. The living road leads to God’s good and perfect plan for us to meet Him in His loving and peaceful presence... for the rest of eternity.

Then Job replied to the LORD: “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’ My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:1-6 NIV

The Road's End



God teaches us how to behave through the writers of Scripture. i.e., see Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7 God also tells us that He loves us through Scripture (see 1 John 4:16) and His love is also revealed to us by the world we live in. God's signature "fingerprints" are everywhere. So we are without excuse. see Romans 1:20 He explains through Scripture (see Job 36:26) and we learn through our own scientific study that we cannot fully understand Him nor can we explain life's intricately designed detail without Him. see Job 37:5


End of the Road


God lovingly teaches us how we can die or else live renewed in His truth, beauty and goodness for eternity. see Galatians 6:8 No one but God the Father knows when this world will end. see Mark 13:32-33 He has always known... He knows EVERYTHING! We do well to listen. When we listen, we realize that God works everything out in His good and final earthly purpose. see Revelation 21:1-8

A Matter of Color

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." James 1:19 NIV

God's Cosmic Family

Color is a Blessing

Thank God our universe is not just black and white... what a bore that would be. — Unless we didn’t know anything about color. I suppose that if God wanted to, He could have made us all blind to color. But that limits our potential.

God gave us the ability to see a wide spectrum of color AND the ability to figure out how to see beyond what’s naturally visible to humans with machines that detect what our eyes cannot. Infrared, X-ray, radar, magnetic resonance imaging and sonar are some good examples. Those machines allow us to see deeper into the incredible universe around us. We gain insight from those marvelous beyond color inventions enabling us to better understand the workings of us and our surroundings. 
God in his infinite wisdom created the potential for us humans to develop individually even to the point of our skin color. We are a single race currently consisting of billions of unique individuals! We are the human race. God commands us to treat our fellow humans the way that we ourselves want to be treated. That message is at the center of our relationship with Christ Jesus when we seek God’s help. How we treat our neighbors is reflective of our relationship with God. 
If our relationship is more with Satan, then we will not love and respect our neighbors. And we will use color as a weapon of division and hate. God wants us to seek Him and shun the Devil. Satan wants us to die. Hating me for example, because I’m not the same skin color as you is Satan at his best and you at your worst. God wants us to relate to each other mentally and spiritually in love, not in hate. He wants us all to repent from our sins and follow Christ’s teachings. It’s a matter of LIFE or DEATH... Christ or Satan!... We each get to choose through our heart as will be indicated by our thoughts and behavior!

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12 NIV

Coloring the Trinity

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." Ephesians 6:10-11

One of the Devil's schemes is to try and confuse us regarding God's three persons. How can three persons be one... It's not simple so Satan takes advantage.

An Artist's View

God is our Christian guiding

LIGHT of the 




God's mentoring  SPIRIT is everywhere. When we study the Bible, we learn that God is not seperate from His creations. His Spirit is inside us and we decide on our own whether to communicate with Him or not.


Christ JESUS was immaculately created in Mary's womb as a divine human. After Jesus's resurrection, the Son of Man ascended to Heaven to join with the Father. Christ's purpose is to lead us into Heaven.


The Holy FATHER created all things and knows all things. He is wise and powerful beyond our understanding. 


As our focus on God becomes clearer, we realize that the Father, Son and Spirit are one GODHEAD separated only by function.

I'm not comparing my wife to God but merely making a simple point... she is a spouse, mother and grandmother... three different major functions in one person.

A typical traffic signal is one thing with three major functions. Color helps us communicate and differentiate. I'm using five colors to help symbolize and highlight the Trinity and the three major functions:

WHITE symbolizes the Godhead (Trinity), sum of the Father, Son and Spirit since white reflects all of light's colors (God is reflected in everything throughout the universe. He is the Artist with the largest palette and singular divine infinite and perfect skill.) see Isaiah 40:28

WarningWe cannot look safely at the sun without machines because damage will occur to our naked eyes! 

YELLOW symbolizes the Holy Father as reflected by the sun when photographed through the Earth's atmosphere at certain times of the day. (The Father is the "life source" that sustains us.) see 2 Corinthians 6:18

GREEN and RED symbolizes Christ Jesus's life and purpose as our savior. (Jesus's life is our living example to follow and His blood is our "door" to Heaven.) see John 14:6


BLUE and BLACK symbolize the Holy Spirit like the beautiful daytime and nighttime sky all around us. (God's mentoring Spirit interacts with us constantly like the atmosphere we breathe. When we are "still", He is readily apparent.see Psalms 46:10

What’s Up

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10 NIV

Signs, Space and Hope...

This website reflects what I realize about God and Satan. Nothing is more inspiring than God's love. Nothing is more disastrous than succumbing to the Devil's influence.



When we pursue God, we learn that He is, and always has been, walking with us. He loves us more than we can fully understand! He is infinitely communicating with us, but we mostly choose to ignore Him. (How great and patient is God!We get caught up in the daily grind of dealing with life’s stresses and shut Him out. And we sometimes take the miracles of our surroundings for granted.



God understands us better than we understand ourselves. But God does not have infinite patience. He has benevolent patience and is always here for us whenever we are ready and willing to listen. God helps us deal with Satan's pursuit when we pray and pay attention. The more intently we pursue obeying God's will, the easier it is to listen and shun Satan.


If we choose to pursue EVIL we will die twice. see Luke 8:12 


When we seek God, we discover His redeeming Message. see Job 19:25



It’s a blessing to have dependable transportation, a comfortable home and nice people who love us. These blessings provide earthly contentment and pleasure. But earthly blessings do not satisfy the spirit. Happiness happens when we experience God’s love.

"But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding." Job 32:8 NIV

God knows our heart.

He knows us better than we know ourselves!

see Psalms 139:1

The Plow

"When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil? When he has leveled the surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot, and spelt in its field? His God instructs him and teaches him the right way." Isaiah 28:24-26 NIV

Susan with one of her many critter rescues.

Jesus gives us work to do but never more than we can handle. Satan, on the other hand, doesn't care if he kills you.
Our Mission 
Jesus gives us an orientation at Luke 9:62 and another at Matthew 11:25-30. Jesus doesn’t mention the condition of the "earth" we will be "plowing" but assures us that we will be able to achieve our goal. That’s because each of us plow a different plot of soil with different organic compositions. Some of us get rocky hard clay and some of us get rich black soft dirt. I think most of us get something in between. God knows what we can deal with... He knows our past, present and future... after all... He is God Almighty Creator of us and the universe! God lives both inside and outside our mortal space time continuum so He already knows whether we grow or die.
We can defeat Satan's pursuit but only with God's sought after help. It’s imperative that we provide gentle and respectful answers about our hope in Christ whenever we are asked. Remember, God wants us to individually SEEK Him... any other means is not the right path. He makes Himself known to us in many ways. So we are all without excuse.

God reveals Himself to everyone so it's NOT up to us as individuals to impose OUR awareness onto others about God's plan and existence. However, it's good to share our hope and answer questions with seekers of truth when we are asked. And we should always share our joy with gentleness and respect.
It's no one's place but God's to judge us spiritually.


"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8 NIV

The more we resist life’s evil temptations and make ourselves aware of Satan and his evil ways, the weaker his influence on us. Satan wants us dead. see Luke 22:31 He was cast out of Heaven and is extremely bitter. Satan is God the Father's most beautiful angel creation, but he has a purposeful kink in his get-a-long.

God communicates with Satan and God knows ALL about our thoughts and behavior.


Satan's Purpose 
We make choices in our behavior. It’s that unique individual “free will” thing we all have. God designed each one us as a free-spirited soul with our own built in organic decision making control. We are not robots. God the Father designed Satan to help expose and therefore weed out evil spirited people from entering Heaven. Satan "speaks" to us individually through our spirit but we can always choose to follow Christ and overcome the Devil's influence. If we don't, we will perish on our own individual judgment day.
We SEEK guidance whenever we are thinking. We tap into our collected memory for solutions and conclusions. Satan and Jesus are both available for us to communicate with. The biggest communication difference in the two is that Jesus wants us to do the seeking and Satan does the seeking of us. The devil is like a corrupt used car salesman only worse because he's trying to sell you death. God will help you when you seek Him. God's good and perfect plan keys on our free will.
Once we realize that Satan is always after us, we can better counter his tactics. Jesus does not play games like Satan. Jesus loves us and wants us to know truth. Satan wants power over us and uses all sorts of tricks to get it. Remember, Satan wants us dead because he is evil and bitter. It’s all part of God’s good and perfect plan. see 1 John 3:8
Battle Strategy 
The best way to battle Satan is to study the Bible and get outdoors to enjoy Nature. Nothing refreshes the spirit like a sunny walk in the woods, scanning a star filled night sky or finding an inspirational nugget in God's Word. God Spirit is everywhere, you can find Him anywhere, but He's most apparent outdoors and in Scripture. see Jeremiah 29:13
Dealing with Satan is also easier with help from others that share the same life and death battle. Joining a spiritually healthy church or finding a like-minded friend should supply you with supportive and neighborly love. see Proverbs 27:17   see Matthew 18:20
And PRAY for God’s guidance. He will help you sort through any dark Satanic thinking you experience to realize a brighter healthier conclusion. We don’t have to pray out loud because God knows our thoughts and when we are actually able to listen, we get to hear HIS thoughts. see Psalms 139:17

Black Hole of Death

Image credit NASA

Satan is not funny. Beautiful, but not funny. He is deadly like a black hole. And just like a black hole, Satan wants to draw us into his singularity of death. Pray to God and ask Him to help you... He WILL and you will grow stronger in God Christ Jesus! see 1 Peter 4:11

Satan has been around for a long while. But his days are numbered. Revelation 20:7-10 NIV Satan and time will perish along with every other evil living creature when God Christ Jesus returns to Earth.
That day will be the final glorious event in our space time continuum. All living God fearing people will transcend to Heaven where evil will not exist (no pain or sorrow) and all things will be new forevermore! Amen see Genesis 28:12

Jesus Christ

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.
Finally two came forward and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’ ”
Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” But Jesus remained silent.
The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”  “You have said so,”Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:59-64 NIV

God is omnipresent and omnipotent... in simple words He is everywhere and anywhere at the same time and in control. Our free will can make it seem to us that God’s not in control but that is due to our mortal human limited sight distance perspective. When we recognize that God has no limits, we begin to understand how great He is. The more we seek to know God, the more our eyes are opened to His power and compassion. God knows everything... past, present and future. His plan for us has always existed. And God's timing is impeccable. Jesus Christ was born at just the right time to seed Earth's civilization with His Message. see 1 Corinthians 1:18

There is no greater love than to sacrifice one's life for another.

Jesus’s death was the greatest tragedy and yet the greatest humanitarian event of all time. Why did He have to die at such a young age? How could we kill the lamb of God? The answers are found in Scripture. Jesus Christ tasted death for all of us. Yet, none of us deserve Christ's sacrifice but it was God's plan to overcome death before this universe existed. see 1 Corinthians 2:7

God Loves Us
We are all sinners. We are sinners because of our free will to choose between good and evil behavior and our propensity towards succumbing to Satan’s influence. God’s plan is for us to grow spiritually by following Jesus’s teachings and shunning Satan. Satan is our greatest challenge. Those who seek Christ can do their best but will always fall short of perfection. Sin cannot exist in Heaven so a remedy is necessary. see Hebrews 2:9

Jesus's Purpose 

Intending to protect their religion, evil acting humans killed Jesus. Through Christ, God basically took a bullet from Satan for all of us. Jesus’s sacrifice opened the door to Heaven for those who love Him. And loving Him means you follow Jesus’s teachings and shun the Devil’s evil influence. God made a provision for even the criminal to repent from evil behaviors and do what Christ Jesus teaches us to do. Which is... love Him (God), our neighbors and ourselves in our heart and actions.


God is perfect without sin. God wants us to live with Him for eternity. God made a provision for us by compressing Himself into human form and living a perfect, free from sin, human life. see John 16:33 Jesus provides us a surrogate to do our best to live through. His teaching opens our eyes to proper behavior. see Matthew chapters 5,6 and 7 His crucifixion opens the door for us sinners to enter Heaven. By His blood we are saved through God's grace.

Only through Jesus's spotless death can we enter Heaven. see 2 Timothy 1:9 If we are repentant of our sins and have Jesus Christ in our heart, we will live a second time thanks to God’s good and perfect plan! Which was in place before time began!


"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1:22 NIV

God has a plan. He loves us all. His plan is proof... His good and perfect plan! He spells His plan out for us many times over. His messaging is broadcast multiple times throughout Scripture and Nature. Sometimes we miss God’s "show" because we are too caught up in producing our own show.

John Lennon of the very popular Beatles rock band once made the comment that they were more popular than Jesus. From a young John Lennon’s vantage point, I’m sure that appeared true or he wouldn’t have said it. But instead of compassionately investigating why he would say such a thing, there was a public outcry basically for his head! People burned Beatles records and condemned John for his simple comment. I’m sure in the limelight that the Beatles were living in, and from the self centered mindset of society, that just seemed true to John. Maybe it was true. But instead of society taking responsibility for giving a young artist that impression, society basically crucified John Lennon. Sounds familiar doesn't it.


God Spirit “talks” to us in multiple ways. The most important thing that we have to do in our lives is to pray, look and listen for God’s directing messaging. Some of us are not able because we’re too focused on our own audience. see John 9:31 We’re busy trying to impress other people with our own selfish deeds, when we would be better off trying to look and listen for our Holy Father's communications.
His Spiritual messages come to us through Scripture, Nature, other people and our own mind when we pray. God works in mysterious ways. He uses all sorts of people and sometimes surprising means to relay a message. Remember, we are assured that something good will be the ultimate final outcome no matter how horrible things seem! When we are seeking, discerning and quiet it's easier to listen for God's good and sometimes even humorous perfect messaging. see Matthew 6:6.  see Psalms 46:10



God will wait, but not forever, for us to recognize His good, pleasing and perfect will. But the Devil is strong... it takes a lot of prayer and perseverance to overcome the Devil's influence. Satan does not want us to know God’s good and perfect plan because when time terminates... it will be the end of evil, and of course, Satan’s demise. The Devil works hard to confuse us. Satan knows he is doomed but he doesn’t know when. Satan knows he is evil and that God rules over him but he is hardened in his purpose. Satan does his job all too well. see Philippians 2:13

We all should seek God’s help to overcome the Devil's schemes. God wants us to... God understands our plight. He created us AND the stage we're living on. He put up all the “props” and wrote the entire “screenplay”. But it’s up to you and me to appropriately “act” out our roles. God did not write our lines, We get to write our own lines and God Spirit is ready, willing and able to help.
"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV


"He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea." Job 9:8 NIV

M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

Image credit NASA Copyright Robert Gendler

What does God reveal to us about Heaven... There’s some key details that, for His own good reasons, He leaves out. For example, God doesn’t let us know what happens to unborn children at the Rapture. He also doesn’t let us know how we will appear physically in Heaven. Jesus wasn't easily recognized by His friend Mary Magdalene or His followers after the resurrection.

God does not reveal EVERYTHING to us at once. Sometimes he waits a lifetime. Some of us need to digest life first. Many of us are afflicted and need time and experience to enable our ability to fully comprehend His messaging.

God's Children


God does reveal to us that we will be with Him and that ALL things will be new! Those two nuggets of information seed infinite possibilities. We know that our sins will not come to mind, plus pain and sorrow won't exist. Jesus healed many people suffering physically and mentally during His earthly ministry. God explains enough for us to understand and know that Heaven is where we want to be. see Isaiah 65:17 


God makes it abundantly clear that we are the apple of His eye. We are all God's toddler children. He created an entire universe so we could experience His great Love for us in this mortal lifetime. His good and perfect plan is for us to grow from this tiny finite earthly cradle into His very glorious and beyond beautiful infinite kingdom paradise!

Ed (Bear)
Casting Art to the Net