Tha Sun Always Rises From Tha Blackness

Tha Sun Always Rises From Tha Blackness

“You have a little faith. Why did you doubt?” – Matthew 14:31

Ya ‘ave a little faith. A little faith be enough. Stand yer watch and see how tha Sun arrives from darkness. How he rises over yer head. How he warms a body ‘till we seek shade. How his brilliance blinds us as his stars dance on tha water before us.

Ya ‘ave a little faith. Now that tha Sun be gone and ya stand all alone on tha deck in pitch, black darkness will ya ferget tha Sun? Say ter yerself he ne’re was? That what ya seen and felt be but a dream?

Ya ‘ave a little faith. Now ya ‘ave doubts. With only tha rush of tha waves beating against tha hull and the howl of tha wind singing through tha rigging, yer tripping back ter yer old haunts. And why? ‘Cause ya find comfert in a thing ya kin see rather than a fading memory? How is it that yer faith in tha Sun kin pass so quickly? Ya won’ proof tha Sun be real? Touch yer cheek. That wee bit of sting ya feel be whar his fingers brushed yer skin. But if ya go and hide and refuse ter come out, that too ‘ill pass. And soon, even tha vision of his brilliance ‘ill be gone. It be like he was ne’er here. Stand yer watch. Don’t doubt. Trust in tha Sun.

Ya ‘ave a little faith. Faith and fears. Faith and fatigue. Faith and not nary a friend with ya who believes yer tale of tha Sun and his warmth. This be tha problem of sailing this world alone. This be why tha Sun warns ya ter sail in pairs and double pairs. Tha company of others ‘ill keep yer spirits up when yer faith in what ya know—or thought ya knew—falters.

Ya ‘ave a little faith. All about is blackness. This be tha end of ever man without tha Sun. Blackness so deep, so intense, so wide and cold that a feller kin scream and cry ‘till his voice be but a whisper and still no cry voice back. Blackness—that be tha thing ya feared most. Now it be here. Now it be all around.

Ya ‘ave a little faith. But wait! What be that in tha blackness? A spec of blood? Aye! ’Tis a thin line of blood splitting tha blackness. No. . . now it be gone. All is dark. An illusion. Ya be going mad. Mad and talking ter yerself.

Wait! There tha blood line be again. Yes, thar be no doubting it now. A seam in tha great expanse of blackness. And more rich, dark blood oozing through. Blood in blackness, that kin only be. . .

Ya ‘ave a little faith. Here comes tha Sun. Ya kin see him clear, now. He be swallowing tha blackness with his brilliance. His blood be his glory. Ya be warm, now. Ya have hope, now. Ya have faith, now.

Ya ‘ave a little faith. Why did ya doubt?

Ne’er ferget: tha Sun always rises from tha blackness.

Of His Own Volition and Out of Love fer Us, Skipper Left His Throne and Came Ter Earth to Appear in the Flesh as a Man

Of His Own Volition and Out of Love for Us, Skipper Left His Throne and Came Ter Earth to Appear in the Flesh as a Man

God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. – 1 Timothy 3:16

Of his own volition and out of love fer us, Skipper left his throne and came ter earth ter be in tha flesh as a man. Fer tha time he walked about, he ne’er broke not one of his commands or ordinances. He gained fer himself all purity, all holiness, all righteousness. Even though he be tempted and tested ter tha point of death, he remained upright tha whole time.

Then, when tha time be right, Skipper surrendered himself ter be executed on account of it be our souls who ‘ill die fer tha bad stuff we done. Only now Skip ‘as died in our place so we don’ ‘ave ter. Such ah thing han’t ever been done before er since. In his living and dying Skip gained fer himself all righteousness thar be.

Now when we get inter a fix on account of tha bad stuff we do, Skip says, “Come up a little short of tha mark, did ya. How bad did ya miss it? That much, huh? No worries, mate. I ‘ill cover tha balance and get ya back on course.”

Ter all who turn ter Skipper fer help, he says, “I know’d ya kin not all tha time stay tha course. That be why I come down ter live in tha flesh. All ya ever has ter do, mate, is come ter me an’ ask and I ‘ill cover ya with my Holy cloak of uprightness.

Thar be no limits ter how many times we can ask Skip ter spot us tha difference.

Only thing is, if we ne’er think on how much it cost him ter gain all purity, all holiness, all righteousness fer himself—how tha one who made tha heavens and earth come down off his throne on our account so as ter wipe out our debts—could be we don’ really know Skip or love him.

Mainly that be love fer self and love fer self be how all this mess commenced in tha first place.

Come about. Seek Skip and his uprightness. Tha one who made all there is and ever will be wants ter make ya upright like he be. Will ya let him?

Contend Earnestly Fer Yer Faith and Skip ‘ill Bring It Ter Fulfillment, Ya May Lay Ter That

Contend Earnestly Fer Yer Faith and Skip ‘ill Bring It Ter Fulfillment, Ya May Lay Ter That

Dear friends, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all time handed down to the saints.- Jude 3 (Jude 3:3-6)

Dear mates, I urge ya ter contend fer tha faith, fer godless men ‘ave secretly snuck aboard and be amongst ya. I don’ know thar names, but I hear things. Terrible things. Stuff like they be wanting ter change tha grace of Skipper’s manner of looking past an offense inter a license fer behavior and conduct that be crude and offensive and contrary ter tha moral standards of upright folk.

Such behavior not be appropriate fer men in Skip’s crew, of that ya kin be sure. They shut thar eyes ter tha Sun, blotting out his light, so they can carry on in thar vile ways.

Ne’er ferget that in tha old days Skipper delivered his crew out of slavery in Egypt as an example of how he whar ter rescue all mankind from tha fetters of sin. ‘Course later Skipper had ter do away with tha whole lot on account of they refused ter believe his word.

Contend fer tha faith with perseverance. Dogged resolve be endurance combined with tha absolute assurance and certainty that what we be looking fer be going ter happen. If Skip says he ‘ill do a thing, ya kin set a heading that it’ll come ter pass.

Ever hope and dream ‘ill be fulfilled if it be noble and of Skipper. Contend earnestly fer yer faith and Skip ‘ill bring it ter fulfillment, ya may lay ter that.

Please Send Others Along Thar Way in a Manner That Honors Skip

Please Send Others Along Thar Way in a Manner That Honors Skip

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you.” 3 John 2

Dear mates, I pray that ya may enjoy good health and all may go well with ya. It gives me great joy ter hear ’bout yer faithfulness ter tha truth and how ya continue ter walk in it. I ‘ave no greater joy than ter hear that my mates and crew be walking in Skipper and his Sun’s true and righteous ways.

Please send others along thar way in a manner that honors Skip. It be fer tha sake of tha Sun that ya and them others went out. Ne’er ferget, we ought ter always be accommodating to folks who work fer tah truth.

I do call yer attention ter them who be gossiping maliciously and command they cut it out. Imitate what be good, not evil. Now then, ’till I arrive back in port and kin speak with ya plainly ter yer face, stick ter tha Sun’s instructions and way. Keep ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct.

Fair winds and following seas, mate. May peace and mercy be yer mark as Skipper’s crew.

When Christ Appears, We ‘ill Be Like Him and It‘ll Take Our Breath Away, Ya May Lay Ter That

When Christ Appears, We 'ill Be Like Him and It‘ll Take Our Breath Away, Ya May Lay Ter That

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. – 1 John 3:2 (1 John 3)

How great is tha love Skipper has heaped on us? Why, Skip loves us so much he calls us his children. Ever one who has tha hope of being in Skipper’s family, ‘ill end up being jest like Skip. That feller or lass purifies themselves, just as Skip be pure. They don’ keep on wallowing in mud and sin, of that ya kin be sure.

Tha reason tha world don’ know Skip—and tha reason them in tha world hates us—be that they don’ know Skipper. A good many thinks they do. Some even be hired on as priests and pastors, teachers and leaders. But they don’ know Skip, not really. They spout stuff about tha Sun and Skipper and spin a good yarn like they believe Skipper’s words, but then they go and say stuff like Skip ne’re meant what he said.

Feller who says that be calling Skip a liar.

Ever one who sins breaks Skipper’s Code of Conduct. In fact, lawlessness, which be less law, be sin itself.

Skip showed himself ter us through his Sun. He done this so as ter take away our sins. In tha Sun, thar be no sin. Not a lick.

No one who really lives in Skipper keeps on sinning. Not and feel good about it. That guilt of sinning ‘ill be ter much. Don’ even ‘ave ter get caught by Skipper ter feel bad. Ya just know in yer heart ya let down yer Father, Skip, and that be enough ter cause ya ter cry.

No one who continues ter sin has either seen, heard, or knows Skipper or his Sun. Tha Sun says as much: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day [when judgement comes], ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Harsh words from tha Sun, but ne’re ferget this. When tha Sun speaks, Skipper speaks, and when Skipper speaks, tha Sun speaks. They be one in tha same.

This be a great mystery that only them with Skipper’s Spirit be able ter understand.

Think on this: when tha Sun appears, we ‘ill be like him. We ‘ill see him jest as he is. Don’ be cogitating ‘bout what ya will look like. That not be tha most important thing. Tha main idear be that ya ‘ill get ter see tha Sun—which really be Skip—in all his glory.

Such a thing ‘ll take yer breath away, of this ya kin be sure.

Them Born of Tha World Does What Seems Right by That World, but Be Contrary Ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct

Them Born of Tha World Does What Seems Right by That Wold but Be Contrary Ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct

Everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. – 1 John 2:16 (1 John 2)

Doth not love tha world. Things of tha world be shiny and pretty ter look at, but our cravings fer ‘em come from tha devil.

That black-hearted snake be more crafty than any creature Skipper made. Right off he tricked Eve. He pointed ter some fruit and said, ““Did Skipper really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

But that not be what Skipper said ah tall. That scoundrel be twisting Skipper’s words like serpents ‘ill be known ter do. Thar be plenty of trees Eve and Adam could ‘ave eaten from, if they had a mind ter. Skipper only pointed out thar be but one off limites and it in tha middle of the garden.

But when Eve saw that the fruit of tah tree be fit ter eat and pleasing ter her eyes, and good fer gaining wisdom, she took a bite. From thar man’s passage veered off course something terrible.

This be tha way things always go. A good many folks who deny tha Sun and his authority go out from our crew ever day. They ne’re really belonged ter us. It be hard to know sometimes what be in a feller’s heart, don’ ya know.

But ya have been smeared with tha Sun’s tanning oil, so ter speak. Anointed and appointed by tha Holy One. Ya know all things ‘cause of him. Ya know that truth ‘cause of him. Tha smearing on of his Holy oil remains on ya and his truth remains in ya. With that Holy Spirit of Truth, ya know ‘bout all things. His oil not be counterfeit like some knock-off brands knaves and reprobates peddle on tha wharf.

If ya looking ter test who really be one of tha Sun’s crew, watch what he does. Them born of tha Sun does what be right. Them born of tha world does what seems right by tha world, but be contrary ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct. Them born of tha world says they be in Skipper’s crew, but hate thar brother and sister and most other folks who don’ agree with ’em. If a feller or lass be coated in tha Sun’s oil, they ‘ill correct with gentleness, not with harsh words.

A good many ‘ave gone off and hurt folks by treating Skipper’s words like it be tha cat o’ nine tails. Watch out fer folks like this. If ya see one beating a feller with Skip’s Code of Conduct, kindly ask him ter stop.

Skipper’s words be a book of love, not a book of tha lash.

Tha Word of Life ‘as Come Ter Ya

Let tha Word of Life shine harsh on me.

The Word of Life appeared.- 1 John 1:2 (1 John 1)

I write ter ya so ya will not sin. Our fellership be with Skipper and with his Sun.

Skipper be light. Tha Sun be light. In Skip thar be no darkness a’tall. If we claim ter have fellership with Skipper but refuse ter obey his commands, we stumble around in darkness like a drunk who be thinking himself upright and sober. If we claim we hain’t ne’er sinned, we lie. Lie ter ourselves. Lie ter others. Lie ter Skipper. Tha Holy Spirit of Truth not be in a feller like this, ya may lay ter that.

Tha Word of Life ‘as come. Come ter ya, it has. Be fer ya, he is. Only ya gots ter stop lying ter yerself and accept that tha course ya plot not line up with tha course Skipper says ter sail. Our course be crooked as a serpent’s back. Skip’s course be straight as a main mast.

Straighten up, now, mates. Brace yer back against tha main mast and see if ya measure up ter Skippers’s Code of Conduct. And if ya don’ , stop lying ter yerself and pray this prayer:

Lord, search me. Let tha Word of Life shine harsh on me. Reveal all tha sin in me. Deal with me as severely as ya ‘ave ter and with as much mercy as ya kin.