Men can only be equal on the Day we are all Equal,

"the truth is not always Beautiful, nor beautiful Words the truth"

Lao Tzu

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pine

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Do you worship God Or have you been Deceived?

I am at this point discouraged at the clergy men in the church that call themselves leaders of Gods people, I am almost at a loss for words as to how I have become so discouraged people are at all times telling me Oh well you just need to find a Good church and God Want you to come and fellowship yet they are so deceived by the teachings of the church's today they can not even see that the church they go to and it's pastors are not men found to be teaching Gods word, yet they refuse to see it in that they have been taught these things for years and do not look to God for His Spirit to reveal to them the truth of His word.
God says His word is the Spirit of God, Christ said I am the truth No man Comes to the Father But by Me.
Yet men Do not understand when God says He will call those Worshiping Him In Spirit(His Word) and In truth(Christ Jesus), You Church If You are To be The Chosen Of God Do Not let yourselves continue to be misled. 
I fear the Time for Gods People To Hear the truth is upon you Church as you are not hearing it from the pulpits of this world, or from the workers of iniquity who have Taken the Church's of God And turned them into the synagogues of Satan.
I am every time I bring to the church the question of The prosperity teaching that is so wide spread in the Church attacked by men Whom claim To be Gods messengers, yes attacked I have been verbally abused called Many things and Told I didn't go to school and don't have a doctorate of divinity and that I can't with my education pertain to know the word of God.
And I tell you all Church this is the biggest lie perpetrated by the church Of Satan And the apostates that were spoke of In Gods word, Many of these teachers of the modern day Church have like the fathers of this whorish religious sect, that Has over come the Saints of the most High are deceived themselves, by the teachings of men You must Now pick up the Sword of the Spirit Of God, His Holy word and Search out His truth's.
Romans 8
1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Please Friends, Church, Family, Beloved of God, all Who seek Him, Seek Him In His Spirit and seek Him In truth. Be Not deceived,Let no man deceive you In Gods Word Be Strengthened. 
I pray that You Turn From Men And the doctrines which they teach and turn unto God for the Kingdom Of Heaven is at Hand Church and even Now is. 
The Church is You And that Church Of God Is Not found In some building Made with Hands Of men wherein God said He would Not dwell,The Church Is Right Outside your Door And is all about you Those who believe!
and This Too all of you that You may Know and That ears that be open too Hear Beware Doctrines Of Devils. 
I was at one time deceived into believing that All things taught were from God Until I dusted Off the Word and ask God Help me Too understand this, Because every time I pick it up I see what is not being taught, I praise God Now that To someone as simple as me He might Make Himself Known.
So while I have no doctorate of Divinity and no Alphabet soup following my name.I am and always be simply Joseph.
 I have the Divine Himself, I have Ye'shua the Risen Savior. And I have His Spirit In His Word and In my Heart. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What Kind Of Life Is It?

Happy Sabbath Day To One and all I Hope You Are Found To be Blessed On this the Sabbath Day.
I was Yesterday confronted with the question as too why a Homeless man Who Had Friends and family that cares for Him could continue to live a life like mine?
My question to them and my question to others who have asked this of me before is this, What kind of a life is it that you think Christ lead.
Matthew 8: 19-22

19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
21And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Think that I deserve more than this, I am always in awe that when I go out to lay down at night in this world and this life that I have chosen that I Am ever present with the Lord  I lay my head on the very same Earth as he did and It is not for me to ponder the why of it I am happy with my station in life, I do not desire more than I have right now I do not desire what other men have I desire only to be comforted in the fact that the Lord Has blessed me in this my life. I do not desire to have things many say this is because I have a mental issue some say that it is because I chose not to work or because I am just lazy. I can tell you this I toil not for the things of this world the thing any has only steal from him the relationship that he might have with God the Father and The King of Kings.
So while it is possible for me to have the house and the plasma tv and all the things of this world Understand all of you I am Not Of this world. I am an Alien amongst You.
I understand that all things daily come from the Lord, I understand that in all that I do and all that I am He is with me He alone is my rock and my strong fortress, For those of you who read this and know me on a personal level or are family. I do know this Is hard for you to hear and understand but know this I have a comforter, I am at Home as much as I can Be while living amongst you Here on this earth, I am Happy with who I have become. I only wish the same for all, be happy with who you have become, If indeed you have become one of His If you Walk in His mercy And in His Grace than Be what You are.
Do I Believe that all of you are called to a life like mine No i do not I am of the belief that men must attain to there own walk in this life and not the path of others.
In this life I have not many are comforted by it, I look at those around me who are trying to live it without God and I see their despair I see their loneliness I see their depression, and I see If you Have Not The faith that was Granted Me than this life is not for you.
1 Corinthians 1:19-31
9For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:29That no flesh should glory in his presence.30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
So in me you will find no Glory in me you will find a simple man, and in this I know By Gods Promise He will Use me I trust Him In All Things And I Know To the Point of there being no doubt He will compleate the work which he started in me.
Be blessed this Sabbath Day Church, As I am Always, Walk In the Light Of the Lord. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Be Thou Faithful And Fear Not.

As too yesterdays Post I received What I can Only say Is a very Disturbing response. Fear Not for there is no fear for those who are in Christ Jesus. So for the sake of clarity and to those who may be deceived by a teaching they have received elsewhere.
Let Me first say there should in you be no fear of the things to come the Lord unto whom you called will and is now your tower of refuge and your strength.
Daniel 7: 19-28
Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;20And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.21I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;22Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.23Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.24And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.25And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.26But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.27And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.28Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
Made war with the saints and prevailed against them, be not deceived that you will somehow be far removed from this saints In Gods word He is faithful, but fear not that Is not the Judgement For judgement shall not Come yet, Our Lord Jesus Came And was tempted Think not that as one of His You shall not also Be tempted. Put on therefore the whole Armor Of God That you may be able to stand in the evil day.
Daniel 8: 19-26
And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.20The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.21And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.22Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.23And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.24And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.25And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.26And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.
He will destroy mighty Men and A Holy people, That is what we have to look Forward too we the saints Maybe called too martyrdom For Our Belief In The Son Of God And In the Ancient Of Days We will be tested as by the refiners Fire.
If You Have been called to Be a Child of the Most High God, Fear not, He said I Will Be There In All That You Are Called to For My name Sake.
Revelation 2:
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
A promise Church Fear Not That, Which is to Come walk steadfastly in the Lord, Be thou faithful Unto Death and I will Give unto Thee A crown of Life. There is My comfort And I say With That Bring it Satan. 
I know that This Is His World and that He is well aware his time is short, even now thru those he has given dominion over the world speak against the most High God and Against Christ Our King, He does it even from the pilpits of this country and the world in teaching men that God is somehow going to make all things on this earth Just Peachy That Is a deceptive practice and the Children of God need to recognize It as A False teaching We Shall Meet Him In the air But We may well Have to suffer unto death First, People say Why Would God Make His Children Suffer He will spare Us that, What He has Promised to spare us From with His Blood At the Cross is The Judgement And The wrath of Father.
And Woe unto them that would teach you any different for that is not of God Be Blessed In God Saints Hope Too See you on the Other side , Stand Fast unto the end fore your reward shall be Great.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A gospel Preached unto all nations

Today I would like everyone who reads this blog to stop for one minute and ask yourselves a question, Are you this day doing with your lives what you would be doing if Jesus Himself Was living in your House? 
And I don't mean if He is proclaimed To be a part of your life, but as If your spare Room was His Room Think In terms of Him walking in at any moment to sit at your table?
Are you doing this Day what You know He would be found doing, I know that My life has not progressed to that point, It however is my Prayer That I might Decrease That He might increase, I am in this flesh and I am forever fighting it, I often fail In my fight against the flesh and Often find myself asking Lord forgive me for my short comings, for they are many.
I do Know that if today I were to stand face to face with Jesus, I would Even as a man covered in His blood, be sorely ashamed of the Fleshly life that I lead.
I am Only confident in the fact that I am renewed Day by Day, by the work That He has began in me. And I am confident in The promise Of His coming in great Glory, and in that I am found Blessed that all of this will one day come too nought . 
But I want all of those to know that The Lord is not going to appear in His great Glory until Many things first come to pass, we can not living our lives in the belief that we are somehow better than any other that we will not see trials and we will see both trial and tribulation, It is also His promise.

Matthew 24:4
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.8All these are the beginning of sorrows.9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

The Gospel Is preached unto every nation and in every tongue so know that This is fullfilled  A witness has been given unto all nations

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25Behold, I have told you before.26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Church Think not when I say I believe He is coming soon that There are any great Revelations Given Me But I see the world That is Today the world of which the Lord has Spoke We are entering into a time of great sorrow and in this we must Draw together in Love, We must for one another as believers avail ourselves to the service of which we were called, For I believe we will soon see the suffrage of the saints we are not Going to be spared any indignity because of our faith or our Belief, The Lord was clear we will suffer There are those who would have you believe that by some miracle of God we will be spared the suffering we will be caught up with Him in the air A rapture a deliverance of Gods people In Him Christ Jesus You are Now delivered  And there is no promise You will not suffer for your faith It is promised you will and that From The Lord.
If They hated Me how much more than Shall they hate you my followers!
I do believe that the saint will be caught up to meet Him in the air but I do not believe It to be to spare you from what is to come I believe the word of God in these matters He will come for us be faithful In this He will come These things must first take place be strong in the Lord.
What we have is the promise that we Might count it all joy when suffering comes upon us, For those who endure until the end They shall be saved, There is Joy in this for me And while I battle with Me I continue on, Knowing That He battled For Me.
It is No easy thing To Hold forth a declaration of your faith
 in the presence of your enemy, If your faith Is not daily being tested Than I ask that you examine Your faith.
And More importantly at all cost unto yourself Proclaim Him, If you are at a Job That tells you you cant preach that in here while you are at work ,You should be found Shouting His praises on the way out the Door. If You are found walking In Him He has promised, we Will have adversity and we will have deliverance. He shall send a comforter, I am the Lowliest of Men and if He sent one unto me, He will send one unto You. 
God has a plan for us Church, But we Must find Ourselves In His will And Not Ours.
The abomination of desolation is Coming Church Be aware that you be not deceived. I will be Praying for you all And I will be praying Even so Lord Come. 
May you all be this day blessed.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I wish men seen reality when they see me.

It seems I can pick out any discussion board on the Internet where there is an ongoing discussion on homelessness and someone will eventually say that homeless people all are drug addicts, mentally deficient or lazy and shiftless And while people are all free to have there opinion on this matter we need to keep grounded in reality, I think that uneducated and bigoted people should just go sit back down in front of their TV and let the real world continue to pass them by and not try to interject the views of CNN, FOX, MSNBC
Or any other media outlet that has dumbed them down into the conversations of the real world.
the following is my post to the conversation taking place in a forum on an article about a preacher saying he is sleeping outside for 30days for the homeless which ran in the Columbus Dispatch. you will find at the bottom a link to the conversation in it's entirety.

It was a republican congress and Ronald Reagan,and not some liberal congress to begin with that quit funding to the mental institutions,and said they deserve to be free and the biggest reason for it was Eli Lilly wanted to do a drug study after having came out with the wonder drug Thorazine and for you to assume that the entire population of homeless are either, addicted or mentally deficient, or somehow less human than you shows your ignorance, i do agree that the pastor could be doing something much different,and I will agree also that I don't want to live in some guidelines. I was born a man with free will Not a citizen of the state and that is my choice I have also chose not to accept Help from a corrupt system of Government that is readily available for any who would want to go on the doal, The thing that is wrong with this Country is not liberal or conservative in nature it is one of no checks and balances and No country in the world should be spending more on military might every24hrs than it does in the care of the men who fight its wars.
and to say most homeless are addicts or mentally ill we made them that way as 47% of the homeless population of this country are United States Veterans you do the math, and the reason Most of those are homeless is because the Veterans administration has forgotten them.
So While I believe you are entitled to your opinion when it comes to degrading people of less of an estate than you, people who often have no one to stand for them, I a homeless Vet will always be there to champion their cause.
And If we live in a country who are willing to discard it's citizens because they are mentally ill or because they have a addiction problem, or an alcohol problem, than this is not the country of my birth any more and I will gladly stand in the front line of the rebellion, and If there be any amongst you that believe your Government and the men in Washington Care about this Countries Citizens and their fellow man You need to get out from in front of your television and see just what it going on in this country because we are about one Banker Bonus away from a true American Revolution if we don't all wake up and start to include our fellow Americans in our plans for the future.
And my views are not Born of ignorance or out of liberalism I am more conservative than most, I am just able to see past the forest and admire the tree's


Monday, January 24, 2011

So that I am clear on my Stance on Homelessness

I have recently began to think that we are fighting a never ending battle as the estimated people to loss their homes in 2011 are upwards of 1million people who's home will be going into foreclosure, in the upcoming year I am wondering if we should really be touting the fact that we may be housing 100,000 people over the next three years, as I said before we have small victories in this fight but we are losing the war.
I feel like a lot of what I say is clear as to my stance on homelessness and the battle which we are in, and then I know for the sake of argument that their are things i need to clarify.
I recently stated that we could end this problem and I was disenheartened by the fact that little is being done about it, i do know that their are people in this fight that are giving their all, and I praise God for those of you that are in this fight, and I am full aware of the obstacles you face. 
But when I look at all of the people that have read what it is that I am saying and see them continue to embattled them selves in the same fight day after day I often ask myself is their something they don't understand about what they are doing, is it that I don't have the eloquence of speech that others might have. Or is it something that is just unexplainable, and in the questioning I have come to the conclusion that it is as simple as people believe so much in what they are doing they are blind to the fact of who they are doing it for.
Know that their are liable laws many of which I would have been in violations of If any of what I say where not true, as the truth stands on it's own, and I am not myself embattled with any legal recourse from those that know what I say is true I will tell you,all of your either inability to recognize the truth when you hear it, or your ability to block the truth from entering into your awareness. because daily I see good people whom I have had many a conversation with continue on with the things that have got us to where we are today in this battle.
and I will tell you if you are going to continue than I am going to think that maybe you don't really care if men and their corporations brought to you in the disguise of non-profit organizations continue to drain the system of homeless help to the point of being at best a temporary shelter system displayed as a supportive housing help services. than it is true you either don't care or you like myself feel helpless to do anything. 
but I will tell you as I know National alliance to end homelessness
Pathways to Housing, 100,000 k homes, project restart, salvation army, goodwill Industries, Saint Vincent de Paul society, world economic forum's council on philanthropy and social investing,national resource center for homelessness and mental Illness ,Fannie May,Shelter Partnerships inc,Corporation for supportive Housing, The Homeless Resource exchange, And yes the Dept of Housing and urban development,and Common Ground, Just to name a few more nationally Known Organizations.
have since the early 1990's been profiting from the very people they are claiming to help, If you do not believe what I am telling you before you Re tweet them before you try to get your friends to give to them, or before you lay claim to be helping Men and women like me than you owe it to yourselves to Look into any one whom you are going to stand behind and say Look at what they are doing for the homeless because you feel it a Good thing they are doing find out who they are as I have.
I tell you that on some of the boards of these places are men who have lost corporate jobs because of sexual harassment men who have been in government their whole lives doctors who have taken kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies, for drug studies performed on the mentally Ill homeless in their care, lawyers who have represented legislation to abridge personal freedoms of those living on the streets, to pass laws against men like me.
 there are members of the council on foreign relations that have at best set themselves against the impoverished of the world not just this country and there are many more men and women on the boards of these organizations that have for one reason or another decided that there is money in helping people, sad thing is people I have come to think dear to me sing there praises.
Look All I hope to accomplish In this life of mine such as it is. Is to not see really an end to homelessness but rather see housing recognized as a human right, and those whom would profit from this system put out of business as they are presently conducting themselves in a fashion that I find to be despicable. 
My hopes of everyone being housed in my lifetime is fast fading I only hope too see some accountability brought to the system.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My decision to no longer blog about homelessness.

I had sworn to my self that I was Going to blog about homelessness no more, as I had Got to a point where I felt people just don't care. truth is I think people do care I could Go thru my list of twitterer followers and come out the other end with a list  names of people who are very passionate on the subject some of which have a vested interest as myself in finding an answer to the problem.
Well for the sake of my self absorption, I will forgo the whys of my decision to stop blogging on this subject and just say this fat chance!  You are going to shut me up, by helping me to find an answer to this plague, I may soon be one of the statistics of those that meet their demise out here on these streets i will however leave behind this blog and in that maybe someone will read and be encouraged to try something that I have said we should try as it's not been tried yet.
I say again if we simply bring some accountability to this system we might just begin to see light at the end of the tunnel, I also have motivation now to continue this fight as I have received a response from the Federal government as to my question of an overall audit of this system, and their response was much like their last response, Their will be accountability now that we have a new director, I am assuming it meant the new director of HUD I may however be taking that for granted. As my request for an audit and my request to examine there books was directed at HUD and director was replaced this year.
I do not see however a change coming because the new director was chosen from someone who was embedded in the system so Good luck with the change coming.
I will however try again to get a look at their books, It is not an easy thing by the way to get the us to open their books to you.
And as to the dear lady who has said I was not one to be giving advice about being homeless sense I have been homeless for so long Please if you read this Read thru the rest of my post as I have sworn to be homeless until the men and women who are party to my suffrage are found to be blessed by the recognition of their human rights to a home and they start fixing this problem so as you are new to being homeless I understand your feelings but I'll be out here until they recognize your right as a human being to have the safety of a place to dwell.
So bless you one and all, and may you find the peace Given Me in Christ Jesus.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lets End Homelessness Once and for all.

I am first in this post going to say some of this you have read before or you have seen pieces of in conversations I have had on the subject I only ask people read with a open mind and in that open mind you must Know what we are doing and have been doing for decades is not working.
And for one minute think about what I am saying we don't have years in which to figure the problem out i have watched as you tried to figure out for decades how to fix this and my time for one is getting short

Lets first redefine homelessness if the numbers that are to be used as part of the success in the system we presently have are going to reflect those individuals who are marginally housed or who are mearly in danger of becoming homeless than let that be reflected in both ends of the counts.
we can not continue to say these are the homeless counts and then thru rental assistance programs and section 8 housing vouchers say we are getting people off of the streets.when that is often not the case.
we must first differentiate between the two they are often not synonymous with one another.

The United States Code contains the official federal definition of homeless. In Title 42, Chapter 119, Sub chapter I, homeless is defined as:

§11302. General definition of homeless individual

(a) In general

For purposes of this chapter, the term "homeless" or "homeless individual or homeless person" includes-
  1. an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
  2. an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is -
    1. a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);
    2. an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
    3. a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings 

This is the present Hud definition of The homeless individual in this country of ours I do not pretend to understand the definition nor shall I try but understand this is how the counts get so screwed up because there is no provision in this definition for those individuals marginally housed. 
those individuals who may be in a motel, in there aunties garage,in there brothers RV int he back yard, any place else they might be found are not included in these counts and until this definition changes they will not be.

Now I know from the standpoint of what i am about to say is going to seem to some to be biased, prejudicial, self serving, bigoted, take your pick, But know it is reality.
The largest group of people included in these homeless counts come from the padding of the numbers by the department of human services by using undocumented non citizens in the claims of there homeless services statistics.

So to everyone pushing for an accurate count of the homeless for district allocations so that you might get more money you are wasting your breath at the end of the day with no true definition of who the homeless are we are never going to get an accurate count that is all I am saying.

That however has know bearing on what I believe is the solution to the homeless problem and yes if people would wake up and smell the coffee there is a solution. 
what I have called for and have asked for many times is needed and should be advocated for before anything else. 
and it can come in any form 

1.a audit and accountability study of present services. 2.modification of qualification, criteria and poverty level guidelines, so things like having a minimum wage job owning a car valued at over 2000$,being a single adult male do not automatically disqualify you.
3. instituting even if by legal mandate that it is a persons right as a human being to have the availability of housing,and make it a crime against humanity for any state local or federal institution that refuses to recognize that right.
4. remove the approval process from the hands of individual workers into the hands of a board of qualified professionals,with access to the available funding already allocated by the department of HUD through community block grants,section 8 vouchers,and community redevelopment allocations.
and I say a audit of the process must be done first and foremost because we first need to remove all the little fingers that are to present found in the cookie jar, to let those that come after know enough is enough.

this present system of the homeless help organizations presently operating in this country, needs a complete overhaul folks it is not working the system is repackaging itself in a new format every 3-5 years and reselling itself as the next new thing that is going to work the criteria for help doesn't change the miles of red tape one must toil thru to receive help nor does it. hold to any standard of accountability to the providers.

The biggest redress of the currant system that must be made to this system is that it is first and foremost the Human right of the individual to be housed it is a human right and not the right by who you are or where you where born or where you went to school or what branch of service you were in or were you worked you are to be recognized as having the right to housing because you are a person plain simple cut dried it is a Human right, in this recognition you have eliminated half of the red tape by the way.

there are many ways for us to achieve housing for one and all but without bringing to light the abuses taking place within the current system, we are never going to change what happens between congressional budget commitees and the streets where the  people in need live. without redress of this system the abuse will continue.and know that while your motives may be pure, and that the people you may be working with are there for all the right reasons when you got into this field it should not have been a career choice it should have been a stop gap a position that you hoped to work yourselves out of.
in the homeless help field no one should be looking to be comfortable in there positions and define themselves by that being who they are you should go to work everyday looking forward to the day you are no longer needed.
If in this field you have Jod security and you are working with people who look forward to what it is you do everyday and see no end to homelessness in site.
Than I come bearing bad news you suck at your Job.

 I say homeless advocates don't want you to know about this bill because it would put them out of work and it would put people in houses and adress alot of issues of  the homeless community.why are thier cameras not turned on the politicians who refuse to pass this bill. simply it really would help to end homelessness and this is why I feel people who claim to be advocating for the homeless are mearly profiting from those less fortunate anything to keep the story going
The Bring America Home Act is a legislative proposal of the National Coalition for the Homeless. The legislation was introduced in the 108th and 109th Congresses (H.R. 4347 in the 109th Congress) by then-U.S. Representative Julia Carson (D-IN). Representative Carson was strengthening the bill since its first drafting five years ago and was preparing it for re-introduction in the 110th Congress when she passed in late 2007. NCH is now preparing the bill for re-introduction in the 111th Congress, in continuation of the larger movement to end mass homelessness in the United States. 
The Bring America Home Act (BAHA) seeks to end homelessness in the United States. The legislation includes housing security, economic security, health security, and civil rights provisions. The proposed legislation represents the most comprehensive initiative to date to address modern homelessness. Its provisions are grounded in research, data, and the experience of front line providers and advocates. 
  • Establishes a national goal of ending homelessness by fulfilling the human need of housing.
  • Strengthens the National Housing Trust Fund.
  • Adds additional funding sources for the National Housing Trust Fund.
  • Authorizes 1,500,000 additional Section 8 vouchers for low-income families over ten years.
  • Dedicates targeted Section 8 vouchers for homeless veterans.
  • Dedicates targeted Section 8 vouchers for homeless youth and for youth exiting foster care.
  • Establishes a new rural rental housing assistance program.
  • Increases authorization levels of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) Housing Programs.
  • Authorizes permanent housing as an eligible use of surplus federal property under the McKinney-Vento Title V Surplus Federal Property program.
  • Authorizes a Mutual Housing demonstration program to provide housing cooperatives.
  • Establishes a requirement that use of any federal dollars used for demolition would require a replacement resulting in no net loss of units.
  • Establishes in the U.S. Treasury an Emergency Rent Relief Fund directing the Secretary of HUD to provide grants for emergency rent relief payments to landlords on behalf of tenants facing eviction.
  • Reauthorizes and strengthens HUD McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs.
  • Establishes a new rural homeless assistance program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Establishes protections for tenants facing evictions due to foreclosure.
  • Provides tax credits for rehabilitation of housing for low-income persons.
  • Expands fair housing protections to prevent source of income discrimination against persons receiving federal housing assistance.
  • Authorizes use of Community Development Block Grant funds for jurisdictions to enforce housing codes and provide relocation assistance for tenants living in uninhabitable dwellings.
  • Increases authorization for federal Neighborhood Stabilization Fund (program to preserve affordable housing through foreclosure purchase/leaseback).
  • Establishes for each American a universal health insurance system, using a single payer model.
  • Strengthens homeless persons’ access to mainstream addiction and mental health services programs including the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant programs.
  • Reauthorizes and strengthens the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) programs.
  • Strengthens homeless persons’ access to Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act services.
  • Establishes for each American a universal livable income indexed to the cost of housing.
  • Provides temporary workers the same protections as those afforded permanent workers.
  • Improves homeless persons’ access to Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services.
  • Establishes a 'Homebuild' Program for people experiencing homelessness to assist those who have experienced significant barriers to employment through training and apprenticeship programs.
  • Establishes apprenticeships in skilled trades for homeless persons.
  • Requires the Social Security Administration to collect data, engage in outreach and expedite application processing of people experiencing homelessness.
  • Repeals statute that allows homeless people to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for only six out of every nine months they reside in public emergency shelter.
  • Increases the asset limit for SSI to $3,000 for an individual and $4,500 for a couple, and provides presumptive eligibility for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Improves homeless persons’ access to Food Stamps.
    • Removes homeless persons’ barriers to obtaining identification.
    • Requires communities receiving homeless assistance dollars to certify they are not criminalizing homelessness through laws and ordinances.
    • Penalizes communities criminalizing homelessness by sanctioning Byrne Justice Memorial Grant funds.
    • Adds homeless persons as a protected class to hate crime statistics and enforcement acts.
    • Provides funding to Legal Services Corporation to provide legal representation in eviction proceedings