JESUS CHRIST AS .MR. SANDMAN.
"Send me a Dream!"
"PLEASE SEND ME --"
"EVERY THING I WANT, RIGHT AWAY, JUST NOW ---
"FOR I AM YOUR SPECIAL CHILD, AND YOU'RE READY AND WILLING TO DO THAT FOR ME --
FOR THE BIBLE, AND MY PARENTS, AND MY MINISTER, TELLS ME SO!"
I KNEW, FROM MY EARLIEST YEARS, THAT JESUS LOVED MY FAMILY, THE HOLT FAMILY THE BEST OF ALL FAMILIES ON THIS EARTH.
MY FATHER OFTEN, AND MY MOTHER LESS OFTEN ASSURED US ALL, PATTY, WILMA, LEON, LEONA, JOYCE, AND MYSELF, BOBBY -- THAT JESUS WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP HIS LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH THE ANGELS JUST TO COME DOWN AND SAVE EACH ONE OF US, IF EACH OF US, LIKE EVE, HAD BEEN THAT ONE SINFUL HUMAN THAT BROUGHT ALL THE EVILS AND ILLS ON EARTH THAT WE SOON CAME TO KNOW WERE REAL, AND ALL AROUND US!The "Holt Children" to which this page refers, --on a Utah farm
AS THE YEARS PASSED BY, WE CAME TO REALIZE:
THAT A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIVED IN UTAH. MOST OF THEM MORMONS, DOOMED TO BE LOST BECAUSE THEY --
DIDN'T FULLY REALIZE THAT JESUS WAS GOD, TOTALLY EQUAL TO HIS FATHER, JEHOVAH, IN EVERY WAY INCLUDING BEING JUST AS WRATHFUL AND JEALOUS!
DIDN'T KNOW OR WOULDN'T ADMIT THAT JESUS AS THE REAL CREATOR, WAS THE CREATOR OF THE SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH, AND CAN'T TOLERATE PEOPLE WHO BY BREAKING THE SABBATH, HAVE THE "MARK OF THE BEAST" AND NUMBER OF HIS NAME ("666") ---
EAT PORK AND OTHER FOODS FORBIDDEN BY JESUS WHO ALSO WROTE ALL THOSE OTHER OLD TESTAMENT LAWS BESIDES THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
It was because we Holts were so DIFFERENT, (and BETTER) than all our EVIL NEIGHBORS, that we expected Jesus to keep all those promises he had himself put into the Bible for the benefit of us Holt children (and perhaps a few others).
PROMISES that we after a while were able to find for ourselves in the Bible and read for ourselves!
Matthew 7:7 "ASK, and it shall be given you; SEEK, and ye shall FIND; ..KNOCK and it shall be opened unto you:
8 "For everyone who asketh RECEIVETH; and he that seeketh FINDETH; and to him that knocketh it shall be OPENED."
9 " Or what man is there of you, whom if HIS SON ask bread, will he give him a stone?"
10 "Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?"
11 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them who ask him?" "The "Holt Children" to which this page refers, --on a Utah farm
Mothers of the 1930s and 1940s used to sometimes sing
their babies to sleep with this little lullaby--
which rhymed well, and was easy to remember --
(SEE, I can still remember it at 80 years old!) but whose
sentiments were far from reassuring!
IN THE TREE TOP!
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS,
THE CRADLE WILL ROCK!
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS,
THE CRADLE WILL FALL,
AND DOWN WILL COME BABY,
CRADLE AND ALL!"
"One of the first prayers I can remember praying was --
"Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take!"
This sounds to me now, as I remember it, as a bit MORBID,
and more than a bit SELF-CENTERED, and after a number
of years attending Sabbath-school, and investing a relatively large percentage of those few pennies and nickels which fell to my temporary ownership on the MISSIONARIES, I, and my brothers and sisters learned to add --- "and BLESS the missionaries" -- to our nightly and public prayers.
This was no proper substitute for our meager offerings, but was in addition to the offerings.
We were taught that Jesus could not come back before we Seventh-day Adventists had given our specific message to the ENTIRE WORLD, so both the prayer for the success of the missionaries and our offerings were for our own benefit also, so that Jesus would save us in heaven, and destroy all our EVIL NEIGHBORS who ate pig and worshipped a Jesus who was LESS than GOD, on the wrong day of the week. Those people all carrying on their foreheads and hands,
THE MARK OF THE BEAST!
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