Saturday, August 20, 2016

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: The International Mall Of Renown




The International Mall Of Renown
Is
Perpetually Open For Business
AND
Surprise And Shock
Has
Only Two Stores!

The Stores
Have Very Different Color Schemes:

One Store Is Painted Glorious White!

The Other Store Is Painted 
With A Cadenced Array Of 
The Colors Of The Rainbow 
AND ... Black Lit!


Strangely Enough ...

Every Product On Offer
In Each Store
- According To The Store's Brand Of Distinction -
Points The Client Buyer Purchaser To
Only 
One
Way!

The Stores Have
- As To Be Expected -
Totally Different Names:

One Store Is Called
"ANY WHICH WAY!"
AND
Sells A Mind-boggling Array Of
Terra Firma Knowledge Nuggets
AND
Nifty Niceties
Plus
Self-Made Sachets
AND
Self-Satisfaction Sorbets!

There Is A Darkly Hidden Price On Everything!

The Other Store Is Called
"GOD'S WAY!"
AND
Offers A Clearly-Marked
Simple Fruit Basket From The Spirit
Plus
Mustard Seeds Exposing Living Faith!
Solid Gold Belts Marked "Truth!"
Tiny Bulbs Giving "Living Light!"
A Book Called "We Have This Hope!"
AND
A Matchbook Called "Confession!" 
Which Contains One Reusable Match Called 
"Repentance!"

Everything Is Offered "FREE!"
Having Been Paid For
- In Advance -
By The Owner's Only Son!

In A Corner Of The Store
Is An Altar Of Unhewn Stones Called 
"Sacrifice!"
AND
The Only Offering Accepted Thereon Is:


"The Willing Self!"


Next To The Altar 
Is
He Who Is Called "The Door!"
He Through Whom
Is Available
All The Heavenly Delights!

All Living
Can Enter The Main Entrance Of The Mall
BUT
The Stores 
Have Decidedly Different Entrances:

One Store Has A Technicolor Broadway!

AND
One Store Has A Plainly Lit Narrow Pathway!

One Store Can Lie
AND
Enchantment And Enticement Use
BUT
The Other Store
Must Stick To The Gospel Truth!

"GOD'S WAY!" 
Can Only Be Entered
On The Right Side
AND
"ANY WHICH WAY!"
Can Only Be Entered
From The Left Side!

It Is Impossible
To Move From The Right Side To The Left Side 
And Enter From Your Right Side
AND
It Is Impossible To Move
From The Left Side
To The Right Side
And Enter From Your Left Side!

Got It?!

If Not  ...

Draw A Rectangular Box
Mark One Long Side As The Left Side
Mark One Long Side As The Right Side
- There Is No Atrium Nor Food Court -
Inscribe The Short Sides Of Your Box:

Right Door
Left Door

There Is An Impervious
Insulated
Party Wall
Dividing The Two Stores!

You Will Note That 
This Form Factor Produces 
An Act Of The Will
In The Decision Of Where One Will Shop!

There Is 
NEVER 
An Accidental Shopping Experience!

"ANY WHICH WAY!"
Is 
A Sensualist's Paradise
AND
There Is No Floor To Be Seen 
For It Is Covered In   
The Rolling Mist Of A Bayou!

Music Of The Outcast
In Myriad And Strange Beats 
Envelops One 
As A Warm And Welcoming Robe
Upon Entry!
Every Sense Is Assaulted 
Calmed
Teased
Tortured
Captured
AND
Bodily Satisfied!

"GOD'S WAY!"
Is 
A Haven Of Rest
Where Peace
Passes 
Human Understanding!

There Is Rest
For The Riven Soul!
Hope For The Broken Soul!
Love For The Heart Grown Cold!
Strength For He Who Is Not Bold!
There Is A Home
For He Who Has None
AND
Grace For All On The Run!
This Is Not A Place For Worldly Fun
BUT
A Haven
Whether You've Done The Partying 
Or
You're Answering The Call
To Sit Down To Dinner With God's Son!

Store Policies?

"ANY WHICH WAY!" Has:


No Limits!
No Lies!
We Have It!
Don't Cry!
You Don't See It?
Please Ask!
To Pander To You
Is 
Our Sworn Only Task!

The Mysteriously Provocative 
AND
Soul-Tantalizing Gifts On Offer Are:


  • Strange Flesh
  • Lusting Time
  • Money
  • Honey
  • Wining
  • Dining
  • Most Toys
  • Losing Ain't For Winners
  • MADE - By Me!
  • Top Shelf Derby
  • Tail Tale Tally
  • Touch This
  • Hold That
  • Tempter's Wild
  • Snake Oil
  • Snake Eyes
  • Bamboozled 

And Absolutely Divinely Gorgeous 

  • Devil Dancer Flowers!


Hand-Sum Deville
The Concierge Of "All That Delights!"
Personally Gives A Whiff Of 
"Wisdom Of The Ages!"
Mingled With 
"Forbidden Knowledge!"
To The Rabid Truth Seekers 
Seeking The Mastery 
Who
- With Evident Resolve -
Enter Therein!

"GOD'S WAY!" Store Policy Is:


Come In!
You Will Be 
By
Almighty God Blessed
AND
By The World 
Cruelly Tested And Tried
AND 
Enduring By Jesus' Faith
To The Bitter End
You Will Be 
Immortalized
Glorified
AND
Eternally Blessed!

Offered 
Simply And Plainly Wrapped
Are Gifts Of:


  • Stand As One Atoned
  • Sheep Oil
  • Do Right
  • Saving Grace
  • Mercy For Me
  • Shepherd's Care
  • Victory In Jesus
  • Prayer Is Power
  • Spirit Of The Living God
  • Never Alone

And 

  • Good Fight Of Faith

Wisdom AND Understanding 
Were 
The Attending Teachers 
With 
Equity AND Judgment
Pointing The Right Way!


Foot Traffic ...

Is Off The Chain On One Side
At "ANY WHICH WAY!"
AND
A Mere Remnant Of That Amount 
Goes To 
"GOD'S WAY!"



It Should Be Noted Here That:

Upon Occasion
You Will See 
A Standard Bearer For The Light 
Exiting From The Left Side's
"ANY WHICH WAY!" 
AND
Regaining The Mall Entrance 
Make A Deliberate
Righteous Right Turn 
Straight 
Into The Light Store!

They Would Always Leave The Light
Invigorated 
BUT ...!

One Would Also 
Upon Occasion 
See 
A Dark-Lord Darling 
Escape 
From That Den Of Iniquity 
Screaming:

          "God Help Me!" 

                                          "God Save Me!" 

                                                                            "God Forgive Me My Sin!" 

Whereupon 
Bright Angels 
Excelling In Strength 
Surround 
The Fallen One 
AND
Fighting Off The Fiends Once Called "Friends!"
Guide Him 
Safely 
To The One Called
The Door!

The Door 
Makes Everyone Feel
Loved 
AND
Blessed
AND
Welcomed
AND
Safe!


The Bottom Line ...

The Two Stores
Represent 
The Two World-Dominating Opinions
On The Earth Planet!

Every Living Human Being
Must 
Pick A Store
- One Store -
From Which To Purchase
His Her Life-Affirming Goods!

Straddling The Fence Is Not Permitted
Even Though One 
May Seem By Both
To Have Been Outfitted!

You Will Love One Store
AND
Despise The Other
BUT 
Come Revelation's
Celebration's Big Day
"GOD'S WAY!"
Light Store's Enduring-Life 
Customers 
- Not The Casual Shoppers -
Living And Dead
Will Become
Eternally Blessed
Glory-Home Going
Immortal Flying Planet Hoppers!

Everybody Else
Along With The Vile Dragon
That Purveyor Of Lust Death Grief And Passion
At
"ANY WHICH WAY!"
Will Become
Eternally Accursed
Fire-Lake Diving Belly Floppers!

Shopping In The International Mall Of Renown
Is
A Life-Changing Event!
None Can Escape
A Purchase At The Mall
For
- Come Hell Or Heaven -
Every Human
Must Enter
That Mall
AND
By Uncoerced Personal Choice
With One Particular Store
In Love
Fall!

An Undeclared Love 
Is
- By Default -
Approval
For
"ANY WHICH WAY!"
Because
Entering Into
"GOD'S WAY!"
Must Be Publicly Declared!



REMEMBER THIS:

No One
Can
Force
You
To Shop
In Either
Of The Stores!

NO ONE!!

The Choice 
Is 
Ours
ALONE!!