…And Payment to Be Made

Matthew 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

 

It is a disservice to preach in a way that implies that the only judgement that there will be is a final judgement.

Yes, there will be a final judgement after death, heaven or hell.

But if people think, well, I’ll live for the devil until the last minute and with my dying breath ask forgiveness, then they do not understand that the doors that they open to satan in this life, and the disobedience and rebellion to God in this life, can create a reaping of judgements in this life.

Yes, Jesus redeemed mankind from the curse of the law.  But to enter in requires faith and obedience.

Faith is not simply believing that God exists.

James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

 

Faith requires obedience of some kind.  It is more than mental assent.

If you have faith in God and in his ways, then you don’t walk contrary to them.

You don’t say, I believe in God, but then abort babies.

You don’t say, I believe in the purposes of God and then endorse same sex marriage.

Your beliefs, your ways, have to be rooted and grounded in the Word of God.

There are those that preach dispensations…that the words of Jesus were for the Jews only but not for today.

However,

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 

Those same people believe that a person must be born again.  Why would only that one scripture apply, but not anything else?

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

 

The purpose of revival should end in closer adherence to walking in the ways of God.

Going back to the first scripture posted, about payment to be made, that can be applied at a personal level.  It can be applied at a national level.

I’m going to leave the discussion of the personal level for now and move to the national level.

If any nation owed the Lord ten thousand talents, it would be America.

This nation was founded for the purpose of the expansion of the kingdom of God.   The early settlers sought religious freedom first and foremost.

God blessed this nation in marvelous ways.  But like Israel, the nation backslid.

Deuteronomy 8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

11 Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

 

In context, here is the full chapter.

Deuteronomy 8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.

2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.

4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee.

6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

7 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

11 Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

20 As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.

 

Let’s add to that Leviticus 26.

Leviticus 26:1  Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.

2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;

4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.

12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

13 I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:

16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.

23 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;

24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.

27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;

28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.

33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.

35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.

36 And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;

41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.

44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.

45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.

46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the Lord made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

 

With abortion, same sex marriage, 24/7 shopping days, sports on the Sabbath, even a national show called “American Idol”, there are plenty of national transgressions.  And so the sons and daughters are being sold, literally, in pedophile rings, murdered with a toxic jab, and starved to death.

And going back to the first scripture, where the unjust steward goes and says, “pay me that thou owest“, those who are paying attention know that the war in the Ukraine is proxy war.  There’s no moral high ground for it.

President Putin was correct.  The United States and NATO operated as covenant breakers; they did not honor the Minsk agreements.  Putin and Russia kept saying it would not be acceptable to keep pushing toward their border.  This was ignored.  Russia and Putin finally had to act in the national interest of Russia.

There’s no national interest for the United States in the Ukraine.  Now for people like Hunter Biden and Daddy Biden who cut deals and make money have biolabs and other nefarious things that are used for nefarious purposes, well yes, they probably do want to keep the playground open.  But this is not a national security interest and the Ukrainians are being killed in a proxy war that corrupted oligarchs are running for their own purposes.

So anyway, in the parable of the unjust servant, when the other servants, or in this case, nations, understand what is going on, this is what they do.

Matthew 18:31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

 

It may come as a surprise, but not all nations are against Russia and Putin.

It is an unfortunate thing that eschatalogically we have been convinced that this is time of Ezekiel 38 & 39.  If you don’t understand what I am saying, don’t worry about it, there are those who do.

Because of that, it forces Christians, in order to bend their theology to work in line with prophecy, to stand with the Biden administration against Putin and Russia, and in doing so, they also have to stand for abortion, transgenderism, BLM, communism. socialism, and all things that atheists put forward simply because they want to be on the right side of history for Ezekiel 38 & 39.

I’m not going to try to convince anyone beyond pointing out that this is the root of the problem or at least one of the main ones.

If you are going to stand against Russia, then  by default you are standing with the Biden administration in this illegal activity that’s been called a war by Biden, but  has not been Constitutionally authorized.

The reason Christians want to go to war against Russia is because of their eschatalogical beliefs…not all of them, but a significant enough number that this group is being played by the Communists, Freemasons, globalists, corrupted CIA, and satanists.  You don’t think they study prophecy and know the prophecies?  They also know psychology and how to manipulate minds to cause groups to do what they want.

Remember all that stuff about “Trump and his meanie tweets”?  They were successful enough in manipulating enough people that it has brought us to where we are today.  If you voted for Biden, don’t complain.  If you don’t understand where you went wrong, then you are definitely part of the problem.

We, the nation, are experiencing the chastisement of the verses above and related verses.  Yes, individuals can be more or less blessed depending on their obedience to the Lord, but I am dealing with things at the national level particularly in this post.

If you are going to do spiritual warfare, then use it to cut the roots of the satanic forces that are manipulating this nation.

Every time this nation legislates contrary to the Word of God, it opens the door to satan.  It gives satan right to steal, kill and destroy.

Yes, Jesus came to give life and life more abundantly.

But God says, choose life, that you and your seed might live.

What Jesus did does not negate the need for mankind to choose correctly, for each individual to  choose correctly, for each individual to find the individual pathway of obedience to the Lord.

Grace does not negate obedience.

Faith does not negate obedience.

 

 


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