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Faith is Substance

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Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

This post will discuss faith in the light of creationism.

It is really time for the knowledge of creationism to become widespread. There are many scientists in many disciplines that know the truth of creationism.

The fact that the world acts like there is no God does not make it so.  The fact that the world spews forth evolution as a reality does not make it so.

You can say that the sky is green and that the grass is blue but that does not make it so.

You can say that a fish walks and talks, but that does not make it so.

You can say a man can have a baby but that does not make it so.

Woke words are not words of reality.

Reality is reality.  It is reality scientifically.  It is reality Biblically.  There is one reality.

God is One.  All facts of history and science and reality and truth all are confirmed in the knowledge of God.   If something does not make sense, the problem is on the side of man, not on the side of God.

A philosophy that destroys the world that God created is not from God.  A philosophy that destroys the underpinnings of the knowledge of God is not from God.

Evolution is impossible.  An amateur with even the most elemental knowledge of science can point out the problems in the lie of evolution.  How much more can an expert show the truth. Let the experts come forth.

And since evolution is impossible, then the Biblical account of history is true.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them

 

This is the reality of the earth.

There is alternative narrative, a 1984 narrative, a woke narrative, that those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are trying to create as they attempt to “imagine” or “dream” the world in their own image for their own power and profit. For it is only as they destroy what is, that they can hope to pick up the spoils of war that remain for themselves.

What is the answer?

Faith.

But faith is not merely belief.

James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

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

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

 

Paul refers to the body of Christ. This is not merely imagery. It is a living entity consisting of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the church at large, not any one particular denomination.

The health of the body depends on each member of the body individually doing exactly what the Lord commands each member of the body to do when the Lord commands it to happen.

If the body needs to eat, but it takes a month for the food to be put into the mouth and digest, the body can die by the time the food reaches it.

Proverbs 12:15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

 

The slothful man is like the man with one talent who hides it and does not use it.

The Lord needs the talents of every member functioning fully in the place where God has placed every member, at the time when the Lord commands that talent to be used.

If that happens, think of a sphere, that every place where a person functions is symbolized by a light turns on on that sphere and the sphere gains strength, power, and light as more and more lights appear. And that sphere gains enough strength and velocity to become a wrecking ball that crashes into secularism, atheism, and globalism and destroys it.

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

 

Faith is substance.

When faith is activated, there is outward movement, that becomes force, that changes the natural realm.

When the full body of Christ operates in active faith, each in their position, each obedient to the Lord, each synchronized with the timing of the Lord, that collective faith becomes a collective wrecking ball that smashes the culture of this world.

The Bible warns us against the world, the flesh, and the devil.

One of the ways of the world that permeates the culture that we may not even think about is individualism. “It’s all about me.” “The selfie generation.”

But the Bible does not teach us to live for self alone. It teaches us to live for Christ, to find our place within the greater body of Christ.

This world is not our home.

It is a testing ground. Will we obey or not? Will we believe and bow the knee to Christ or not? And that determines what happens after death.

We will bow the knee before or after death.

Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

 

We can do this in this life and be blessed; or ignore, resist, rebel and bow the knee at the judgement, but then all that is left is hell because after death it is too late to receive the redemptive work of Christ.

God does not send anyone to hell.

Each man sends himself to hell by refusing the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The default destination for every person on the earth is hell, as we are born in sin and iniquity due to the Fall and that has been passed on generation after generation.

Jesus died and made a way of escape.

If you don’t take that way of escape, that’s on you, not on Jesus. Jesus has already done his part.

It is up to you to accept it and follow Jesus.

So the above is about the faith of the individual.  The faith of the body of Christ at large, when it functions as one living whole, each person in his place, becomes a living force.

We can’t say, I don’t like my part…that other part looks more fun or glamorous.

  • What if the angel that was to bring the ram that Abraham needed to sacrifice instead of his son Isaac didn’t show up on time?
  • What if the star that led the Wise Men to the child Jesus didn’t want to shine that day?
  • What if the trumpeters when they walked around Jericho failed to get their trumpets shined and in order in order to blow the sound that brought down the walls of Jericho?
  • What if Moses’s mother did not make the basket of reeds and send Moses out to get rescued by Pharoah’s daughter? What then?
  • What if the little boy had not brought the loaves and fishes? What if he had not given them?
  • What if David didn’t take the cheese and loaves to his brothers that day and ended up slaying Goliath?

Each part is unique, each part is different, each part is important.

We can’t judge the importance of our actions. Something that may seem very insignificant to us may have huge significance in the eyes of God.

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

The world keeps trying to get us to look to “the one” or to strive to be “the one”. Children are taught to have a sports or Hollywood idol.   When someone says the correct “woke” words, that person is idolized in the press.   Greta Thunberg comes to mind as the posterchild for green energy. Another example that comes to mind is “I am science Fauci“. There are many examples that could be used and if society does not say the politically correct words and uphold the current idol of wokeness, that person,  business,  group, or church, is demonized, cancelled, and deplatformed.

This is more than an intellectual discussion. This is a reality that must be dealt with at all levels.

The body of Christ, growing into the fullness of faith, each with its own individual task given by the Lord Himself who ultimately is the coordinator behind the final result, must work together in unity, to become that wrecking ball, full of the power of faith, which outworks into multiple actions and activities and prayers, and which smashes the globalist vision of a world under the lordship of satan.

Because the battle that began in the garden, satan deceiving Adam and Eve, taking the keys of authority…Jesus won back those keys of authority at the cross. Jesus did much more than that as well, he provided salvation for all mankind through his blood.

Along with paying the price for the salvation of mankind (which must be individually received), Jesus, among other objectives, won back the keys at the cross.

Jesus gave the authority to the church.

We cannot be like those at Uvalde. Those with designated authority stood by and let the gunman gun down children and teachers.

They were waiting for someone with authority to tell them that they had the authority to do something.

But they already had the training. They already had the authority. They simply needed to use it.

They may have lacked courage, but they had authority.


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From Everlasting to Everlasting, Thou Are God

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Everything based on truth will exhibit oneness with God and with God’s principles.

God is not afraid of science.  God created science.

Man may try to misuse or misinterpret science, (or history for that matter), for purposes that serve greed,  globalism, or atheism, but true science is one with the principles of God.

Hear O Israel, the Lord Our God is One Lord.

The Word of God will endure.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

 

Science, history, culture, civilization, if founded upon the Word of God, will also last and increase in peace.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

 

Western civilization was heavily influenced by the Word of God, until the recent winds of modernism, skepticism, wokeness, and atheism began to blow.

Let’s take some of the major ideas of wokeness and compare them to the Bible.

Ideas that are workable are ideas that are based on the principle that The Lord is One, that God and His Word are One.  In other words,  anything connected to God and rooted in God’s Word, will be successful, because God, the sustaining Lord of the universe, has successfully maintained His creation until this day.

Likewise, we don’t need to be afraid of science because true science and mathematical principles were created by God.  Illogical science, not rooted in actual facts, does not stand the test of true scientific scrutiny.  A “Dr. Fauci – I am science” version of science has not been able to maintain its façade for even two years.

I Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

 

True science, based on true principles, endures.  Gravity was around 5000 years ago.  It is still an active principle.  Other known scientific principles can lift an airplane above the effects of gravity, but gravity still exists.  Real scientific principles are consistent and endure because God created true science.

Let’s cover some major ideas of modern civilization.

The question to be asked is…are these woke ideas leading civilization to some kind of a golden age, a better age?  Are they leading to the increase and sustainability of civilization or are they leading to its destruction?

Lets consider some of the things that have come into vogue with wokeness and ask if these ideas are sustainable.  Sustainability is a modern term that is thrown around a lot.  Let’s examine it.

Before we start this examination, there are a ground rule.

 

No Cheating

This is equal time and equal opportunity for both sides, with no cheating.

Neither sides gets to “cheat” with special favors.  Not the press.  Not money.  Not executive orders.  This is a level playing field.

Can civilization survive with some of the modern ideas?

One side does not get to “cheat” with special favors like Executive Orders, labs, trillions of dollars, one- sided mainstream media always in its favor, or any other “cheat sheets”.

The question is…will the principles work on a day-to-day, week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year basis without a central planner cheating with extra perks in one side’s favor?

So the big rule is…no cheating.

Who wins?

God and the Bible

or

Wokeness?

With the rules of the game established, let’s look at a few major topics.

 

Creationism vs Evolution

We have been told that man evolved from a beast.

According to the Bible, God created man and gave him instruction through the Bible on how to live.  The men who wrote the Bible were inspired by God.  These were prophets and Kings and shepherds or men who in one way or another spent a lot of time with God.  David worshipped the Lord as he kept sheep.  Moses was a shepherd when he was called by God.  Paul the Apostle, after his dramatic conversion, spent three years in Arabia learning from the Lord Jesus Christ.   Amos was a shepherd.  John the Baptist lived in the wilderness until he began to baptize.  Jesus, while he spent time with the crowds, also spent a lot of time by Himself in communion with His Father.

II Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

 

A trend of today is continual noise in one form or another.  Noise can drown out the voice of God.

In any case, God created man as described in Genesis.  If you have not read the Bible, then along with the New Testament, at least read through Genesis of the Old Testament.  It covers the great themes that are repeated in the Bible.  While the Bible contains 66 books, the overall author is God who inspired the various authors of the various books.  Catholics also include books called the Apocrypha, of which Martin Luther, who is most often linked to the Protestant Reformation said this, “These books are not held equal to the Scriptures, but are useful and good to read.”

Back to the question of creationism…if you study archeology, you will find that there have been discoveries of inventions that don’t correspond with the idea of man crawling up out of the slime to become first a beast, later a man.  You can’t correlate some of those high tech inventions found in archeology without looking at history in a Biblical light.

The problem with the reporting of the sciences, and really most news at this point, is that when facts are found that contradict the desired narrative, the facts are either misrepresented or not reported at all.

It’s the old question…if a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make any  noise?  Well, yes, the birds and animals probably heard it fall.  But if the mainstream media didn’t report on Humpty Dumpty’s fall, then probably no one knew about it.

In a Biblical world view, man was created by God with a high level of ability and fell, or devolved, meaning went downhill, after the Fall in the  Garden of Eden.   Mankind went lower after the Fall.  Man did not climb up from the slime.

If you know even a little bit about science, you can understand how evolution is impossible.  I am certainly no scientist, but here are a few thoughts.

Remember, not only do these problems have to be solved, but every related problem to every bodily system, every change, would have to occur at the same time.  Any necessary changes in the bones, muscles, nerves, glands, anything related to any kind of change in the body, would have to occur at the same time.  One change could not occur without multiple other changes occurring simultaneously.

And not only do they have to occur in one organism, they would also have to occur simultaneously in a second organism of the opposite sex at the same time.  And these two simultaneously, “equally” evolving organisms, would have to have each simultaneously the exact same changes and find each other perhaps amidst millions of other similar organisms to create offspring with similar changes.

Plus, if you are not born with certain genes in one generation, genes are not created out of thin air.

It is important to differentiate between evolution and diversification.  These are two entirely different ideas.

When you talk about one species diversifying to have a different color, feather or fur, for example, to match snow (polar bear) or match a tree trunk (brown bear), that is an entirely different discussion than, for example, a fish becoming a reptile becoming a man.

Let’s follow out the story line with a couple of examples just to make it plain.  This is so simple that it is ridiculous that the left has projected this story line for so many generations, decades, almost centuries?  It’s time for the madness to end.

Here are a couple of small things.  How do you go from a two to a three chamber heart to the four chamber heart of man?  Remember all the conditions above.  The placement of nerves, maybe increased body size to hold the heart, which would imply a change in muscle structure, probably a change in bone placement, lung capacity, and the relationship of the heart to the lungs…so much would have to “leap forward” at the same time that it would be impossible.

If there is any fairy tale of science, it is the idea of evolution.

Why do atheists, modernists, secularists, and globalists like the idea of evolution?

Well, if there is a Creator that created each soul, each soul that inhabits a body, then each of us have a Creator we must answer to as to how we live our lives.  God created us and has first claim upon us.

One scientist said something to this effect, “I believe that Jesus is who he says he is, I just don’t like what he teaches.”

Jesus and the Word of God stand in the way of greed, crime, pedophilia, adultery, white collar crime, FBI perjury, election theft, printing trillions of dollars which is a form of theft by inflation, toxic jabs for profit, the NWO, GMO, the Great Reset and everything that is contrary to the principles of God’s Word.

It’s really that simple and that is the simple reason why the globalists and atheists try to remove the remembrance of God and the Bible…Jesus stands in the way of their purposes.

So history is rewritten, science is rewritten, dates and times are rewritten, customs are revised, in an attempt to create an atheistic world where the remembrance of God is forgotten.

Let’s go back to the idea of evolution; here’s another problem.  It’s a problem with energy.

Energy flows to lower states.  It takes energy to go to a higher state.  Just go away on vacation.  Is your house cleaner or dirtier on your return?  There is dust, maybe a spider web in your absence.  Things go downhill, not uphill.  Just look at your house every day.  Is it evolving to a cleaner state without an input of someone’s energy?  Can a higher level of creation be created without some energy coming from somewhere?  Where does it come from?  Can you throw a bunch of engine parts on the ground and command them to assemble into a working engine without an input of energy and knowledge?

The premise is…God is One…and looking at archeology in light of a Fall from a higher state to a lower state makes more sense and is consistent with the Biblical record, rather than man moving up from the slime, and slowly making progress one tiny step at a time.

There are too many problems both with science and history for the false philosophy of evolution.

Another way to look at the question of Creation vs Evolution is this.

A civilization that permits the destruction of millions of dollars of assets in a summer, or a civilization that destroys its young and its populations, cannot endure.  Even if you want to hold onto the (incorrect) idea of evolution, the idea of evolution also contains the idea of mutations.  If a civilization mutates to become something that destroys people and property, that civilization cannot endure.  If civilization is evolving (which it is not, it is devolving due to sin and iniquity), then this civilization is failing, not evolving.  Are things getting worse?  Do you need the news to tell you if they are getting worse or can you figure it out on your own?

Remember, the Biblical idea of success is this.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,

We are not experiencing increase and peace with the current woke generation.

Remember, we are looking at which principles can endure long term…those which are based on the Bible or those which are not.

Creationism, based on the Bible, wins.

 

Marriage and Family vs Transgenderism and Homosexuality

Consider transgenderism and homosexuality.

Remember the rules.  No cheating.

Take away the ability to adopt children.

Take away the ability to use test tube babies.

Will transgenderism and homosexuality permit the continuance of civilization?

The answer is “no” because, in spite of modern opinion, men cannot have babies.  LOL

We are talking here “no cheating”.  We have to play on equal grounds, equal terms, one side doesn’t get test tubes,  or the force of the state to create an unequal playing field.

And if you say, well, test tubes will always be available to us…don’t make assumptions and no cheating.  You don’t get special privileges to try to do what you think you can do.  What if there is a war or a bomb that destroys your lab?  And what if yours is the last lab on earth and you have killed off all the women or made it impossible for them to have babies because you jabbed them with a toxic jab, then what?

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, ….

 

It is clear, that without cheating, the only sustainable answer for civilization is God’s way, man and woman, having children.  The family is God’s central unit.  When God created, God created family.

Regarding the fears of overpopulation…God took Enoch without death.  Jesus ascended.  God can figure it out.  We haven’t hit the problem yet.  As a matter of fact, economists are looking at declining populations and saying there is a problem.

We don’t need to fear overpopulation at this point.  As a matter of fact, we are in danger of being destroyed.

The Biblical way, the Biblical definition of family, wins.

 

Civilization Based Upon the Rule of Law and God’s Justice vs Defund the Police and Wokeness

The BLM riots destroyed millions of dollars of property.   This was property that had been developed over time.  It was destroyed in a summer.  Is this a sustainable principle for a civilization?

The alternative to BLM and lawlessness is the Golden Rule of Jesus.  We are not talking the perverted golden rule of today…the left perverts everything.  The perverted version is he who owns the gold, rules.  Well, in that case, God still rules, as God’s city streets are made of gold.

But the real Golden Rule is Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

 

You probably don’t want someone burning down your house or business, so you should not burn down someone else’s home or business.

Let’s go onto the idea of defund the police.  Actually, in some states, it has gone beyond defunding the police.  Criminals are let out to steal or kill again.  You’ve probably seen those videos where in some cities thieves go into stores and as long as they don’t steal more than a certain amount at a time, the city permits it.  Nothing happens.  Is this sustainable?  The Bible says, thou shalt not steal.

Defunding the police, permitting crime… This is unsustainable.  The Bible is for property rights.  The Bible is for the preservation of life.  Thou shalt not kill.  Thou shalt not steal.

What about capital punishment?  Actually, that is in the Bible.  It is the way to stop evil.

When Jesus said to turn the other check, he was talking about working things out on a neighbor level.  A neighbor-to-neighbor interaction should not use law reserved for established lawful government to solve a neighborly problem.   In that case turn the other cheek, go the second mile.  In other words, when a neighbor almost killed Rand Paul when gardening, it could have been worked out in a kinder way.

Look at it this way.  We turn the higher judicial matters over the military because we recognize that there are some times when actual evil needs to be eradicated.   I’m not talking about Ukraine when I say that as Ukraine is a proxy war for corrupt politicians, which if you don’t realize that yet, some day you will.

Let’s go back to something everyone generally agrees is evil:  WW II and Hitler killing Jews in concentration camps.  If someone said, during WWII, to General Patton,Why don’t you turn the other cheek to Rommel?…that person would probably would have gotten an earful of verbiage that he would rather not hear.   But it is equally crazy to let murderers out on the street in your own nation.  Somehow, we glorify supposed justice in wars overseas, but forbid it in our own nation.  Capital punishment is necessary to survival.

Years ago, and I’m fairly sure that they wouldn’t even show this on modern TV, there was a “caning” of an American that had spraypainted a car.  It was severe.  I can pretty well guarantee that he never spraypainted a car again.

There is something about definitive punishment that stops criminals.  A nation that refuses definitive punishment ensures that crimes will continue.

Dr. D. James Kennedy, who was extremely well educated with a number of lettered degrees following his name, used to say this.

Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When you have an immoral society that has blatantly, proudly, violated all of the commandments of God, there is one last virtue they insist upon: tolerance for their immorality.

 

Just common sense tells you that if you let a criminal out for a crime, that unless that criminal has been reformed, he will probably go back and repeat the crime.

It is called repeat offenders.

It’s called…what you see on the screen in Los Angeles and San Francisco and other woke cities.

It’s called…the repeat offense of the theft of the 2020 and 2022 elections.

You need law and order for society to work long term.

The Bible gives instructions for life, for individuals, for families, for nations, for law and order.

 

Classical Biblical Education Based on Sound Principles from the Past vs Woke Education

Education…education should be the passing on the knowledge that has been obtained from prior generations and that actually works.

This is in many fields.  It involves Biblical education.

It also involves practical education in every realms of life:  law, government, history, science, mechanics, agriculture, health, music, art…every area of life.

A lot of the woke ideas that do not work and which are discussed above are being included in modern education.  These are not sound ideas based on sound principles.    They do not work.

Look at the streets filled with wokeness.  Does a woke education lead to a peaceful and prosperous society?

Woke studies, transgenderism studies, CRT studies will not help students learn how to build a building or plant a field to grow food.  A “Dr. Fauci -I am science” type of approach, where a man’s opinions are trusted, rather than the facts and evidence of peer-reviewed ethical doctors, started the ball rolling to where we are today.   He lied to those who trusted him, and those words were picked up by politicians, media, even the United Nations.

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.  Winston Churchill

 

Some attribute the above to Mark Twain.  Either way, we get the point.

Even if false information is finally retracted, the retraction generally does not get nearly the buzz and media coverage that the lie had.  The retraction might be a whisper or hid in a late Friday afternoon release when people are getting off of work for the weekend and are not really focused on the news.

The Bible discusses education.

Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;

 

Matthew 7:24 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.

 

I Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

 

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

 

Work vs Woke

God’s values say work.  Woke values are based on welfare.

Exodus 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

II Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

 

The alternative to work, and God created work, is welfare.

The problem with a population living on welfare (or socialism) is this, as Margaret Thatcher said,

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.

 

From a governmental point of view, the central planners understand this.

Finally, to deal with the problem of not enough money to pay for all the goodies that politicians promised for free so that they could get votes, central planners have to start reducing the population, which is what is happening.

Well, someone might say, why not print money?  That is what happened recently.  Trillions of dollars were created.   So, prices went up to match the excess number of dollars. It is a simplistic explanation, but that is basically what happened.  Inflation was the result of creating money out of thin air.

God says in the Bible, no usury, and today’s monetary policy depends on usury, interest, and debt.

Here’s a fun video about work vs woke.

 

God vs Central Planners of Government

At the end of all the specifics above, we come to the big and final choice.

It is God vs wokeness.

It is God vs central planners.

The central planners of government circulate woke ideas.  They use the power of propaganda, the power of money, the power of government, and the power of bought off officials to push their ideas on society.

But remember, in this test, we have a basic rule, and that rule is…no cheating.

So if there had not been the power of governmental threats and propaganda, how far would the latest central planning idea, that of an untested jab, for a virus concocted in a lab, how far would that idea have gone without the cheating on the side of government?

The government used the threat of job loss; used the power of the purse; the power of media; and the power of unverified, untested science; the power of banning and canceling voices; and the power of psychological manipulation,  to push through its own agenda.

An untested jab has resulted in deaths, mutilation, infertility, and miscarriages.  The Hippocratic Oath, as created by the Greeks (before it was modernized) had a higher level of ethics than we do in modern time.  Take out the ode to Greek gods and see if the Greek ethics in the remaining Hippocratic Oath (as originally written, not tampered with) aren’t higher than those of today.

Finally, when all else fails, when the failing principles of central planners who plan apart from the Bible and wisdom of God, plan a failing civilization, their conclusion is to solve the problem by depleting the population…with fewer people they will have fewer problems to solve…and by printing trillions so they can line their pockets and buy the real wealth that the dead and dying plebians leave behind.  This is the Great Reset of Klaus Schwaub and others.

 

The Conclusion

If you have followed this post from top to bottom, you should be able to see that a civilization based on God’s law, on following the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ, on following the Lord God of creation, makes more sense than the gods of wokeness.

Remember the rule…no cheating.

In our everyday society, there is a huge amount of cheating that occurs trying to push wokeness.

Strip away the cheating and wokeness loses.

 

Psalm 90:1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

 

Related:  https://biblequestionsblog.com/hear-o-israel-the-lord-our-god-is-one-lord/


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Kitchen Child Safety Tips*

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With Thanksgiving approaching, there will be more cooking and more children in the kitchen.

Here are some safety tips.

Tips 1-7.

Turn pot handles to the middle of the stove; don’t let pot handles hang over the stove edge.  A child in the kitchen may reach up and grab the handle and pull the hot gravy or whatever upon itself.

Or, an adult may walk past the handle, knock the handle, flip the pot from the stove and it falls on a child.  Whenever you hear of someone getting burned by a pot falling upon them, there is a large probability that this rule was broken in some way.

Tip 8

With more dishes being washed, and temporary drying situations being set up, maybe on dish towels or other “holiday make-shift” drying situations, make sure that there are no edges of the dish towels  hanging over the counter that a child can pull down on itself.

Tip 9

When you are not using a sharp knife, or any sharp cooking utensil, put it in the sink.  If a knife is on the counter, it can be pushed off by accident, fall off by accident, and hurt someone by accident.  If it is on a drying towel, and the towel is pulled off the counter, the knife can fall on someone and hurt that person.  Wash, dry, and put knives away.   The best place for knives and other sharp kitchen utensils, when not in use, is either put away or in a sink.

Tip 10

This could be Tip 1.  Consider getting a child | pet restraining gate and to keep the babies and toddlers out of the kitchen in the first place.  That is the ultimate safety.  This prevents any precludes any possibility of the above happening.  It also means there is no chance of tripping over a toddler or crawling baby while carrying a hot pot if the baby or toddler is not in the kitchen in the first place.

Tip 11

It is likely that there will be children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and various people who are not normally in your kitchen.  Discuss safety rules and expectations ahead of any cooking project.  That includes safety tips such as those above and others you may have for your individual kitchen.  That includes washing hands before working with food.  That should not need to be mentioned, but, in reality, it is a good idea to cover that as well.

Tip 12

We are back to Tips 1-7.  Sloppiness, carelessness, and not being diligent about the little things can be the cause of accidents.  Generally, accidents don’t “just happen”.  They are the result of either bad habits or practices, where we fail to do something we should do or do something we should not do.

 

Proverbs 22:3 (WEB) A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

 

 

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A Question of Covenant

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The Old Testament is called the Old Covenant.

The New Testament is called the New Covenant.  It was brought into effect through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

 

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When the United States started, there were covenants made with God among the various New England colonies.  Those colonies which were populated, at that time, by Christians.  You will notice that these places, colonies that became states, now have some of the worst problems.  Why is that?

Leviticus 26:13 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.

 

You say, well, that was the nation of Israel in the Old Testament.

Galatians 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

 

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Benjamin Franklin, who was among the Founding Fathers, was raised in a Christian home, spent some time as a deist, and returned back to the “pure Christian doctrine“.  He was one of those who suggested the image of the parting of the Red Sea for The Great Seal of the United States.  It was Benjamin Franklin who called for prayer at the Constitutional Convention.

There was a recognition of the early struggles of this nation paralleled the deliverance of Israel from Egypt.

Here is an article of the role of the Christian faith in the early history of the United States.

Here is another.

The question to be considered is the relationship of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ in regards to nations.

Jesus brought the New Covenant.  It must be individually chosen.

Where does that leave nations?

One day, there will be the nations of them that are saved.

Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 

Micah 4:4 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.

5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.

6 In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;

7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

 

Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name:

36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.

 

Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

 

Hebrews 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

This was written after the cross…ready to vanish away.

It seems there is a process…is this connected with the nations?

In the above scriptures, it states, that all will know Me.

What happens to everyone else?

 

Brooklyn Museum - The Wise Virgins (Les vierges sages) - James Tissot

 

Matthew 25:25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

 

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Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

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Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

 

An enemy sows tares

 

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

 

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 But 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.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50 The 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,

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

 

So here is the question to be considered.

Jesus brought the New Covenant.

What is a person under until they receive Christ?

Wouldn’t it be the Old Covenant?  They can’t receive the blessings of the New Covenant until they receive Christ, correct?

And doesn’t that apply to nations?

One day there will be the nations of them that are saved.  That implies that every individual in the nations of them that are saved will be born again, a child of God, serving the Lord, under the requirements and blessing of the New Covenant.

Until there are whole nations of them that are saved, there will be only a certain number who operate under the New Covenant purchased through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The nation overall, with masses of people who have not received Christ, will be under the curse.

In my opinion, the United States overall is under the fulfillment of the curse clauses in the Old Covenant.

This is not something I hear discussed, so do your own thinking and decision about it.

There is obviously a lot of ungodly legislation and culture in the United States.

Disobedience brings the curse.

Individual Christians are blessed in various ways for walking in obedience to the Lord, but the nation overall, is experiencing a curse.

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

 

The early colonies, in New England, covenanted with God (see the article links above), and so those are legal documents.  There are legal consequences for breaking covenant.

The redemptive work of Christ did, what Jesus did on the cross, was a legal work.  It was the legal remedy, to use terms we use today, to solve the problem of sin and the Fall in the garden of Eden.

We are sloppy with words nowadays, and that is by design by those who control the social narrative.  The psychological warfare of the left encourages society to be sloppy with and ignorant of the consequences regarding the use of words wrongly.

Whatever the left is, whatever the progressives are, whatever the modernists are, they are not stupid.   Or at least those at the upper levels controlling the narratives  know what they are doing.   The left understands the importance of words, and law, in some ways much better than those who oppose them.

When a nation legislates in laws contrary to the Word of God, that puts the the nation under the curse.

This is why the church cannot ignore politics.  You might be born again, but is your nation under the curse of the Old Covenant because it is being run by unbelievers?

Who will determine the values of the culture?

That is the question.

The answer will have an effect on you and on your family.  The culture of a nation will either reinforce the values of what you are teaching your children at home, or war against Christian values.

Voting and other legal means of resistance must be pursued.  Prayer is necessary, but appropriate action as directed by the Lord is also necessary.

I Timothy 2:2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

 

 

 

 


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Repost: Texan Calls Out Harris County Commissioner For Election Fraud

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Repost: Protesters remain livid over 2022 midterm election issues in Harris County

As Christians living in what was created as a Constitutional Republic, we have a stewardship to maintain that Republic that permits freedom of religion and the preaching of the gospel. (At this point, it is permitted, past tense, there’s been loss of freedom, in some ways).

Paul the Apostle lived under the dictatorship of Rome.

We can’t hail back to Paul’s times, and plead innocence of guilt, that we have nothing to do, as we have been given an increased responsibility, an increased “talent” in governmental stewardship, if you please, that those who lived in Paul’s time did not have.

At that time, dissenters were simply thrown to the lions.  Because we have failed to keep our charge, collectively, we are entering into a season as sinister unless it is reversed.

Western civilization developed to level of the rule of law.  If we let it slip away, woe to us, we will be judged harsher because we have an increased stewardship in our care.


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Why Should I Care?

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Why should a Christian care about history, government, and politics?

To start with, this nation was created specifically so those escaping England could have a place to worship God.  The Founders recognized that the nature of government was directly related to religious freedom.

We have now lived so long under the freedoms won and bequeathed to us that we have generally forgotten history, nationally gotten sloppy about founding principles, and stand to lose freedom and the nation as well.

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:

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.

 

It might be argued today, well, that was long ago, now we are waiting for the Second Coming of Christ Who will take care of everything.

That argument is an old one.  It was used before in the Bible by the woman of Samaria when speaking to Jesus Himself.

John 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

 

For generations, there have been various disputes about the Second Coming of Christ.  I’m not interested in belaboring them other than to point out that oftentimes these theories “missed it” in some fashion.

Not only in prophetic thought, but even when Jesus was physically on earth, before and after the resurrection, he was not always recognized.

  • Mary at the garden, mistook Him for a gardener
  • The disciples in the road to Emmaeus, thought He was a traveller who didn’t know what was going on
  • The Pharisees, the religious leaders of the day, wanted Jesus killed because He threatened their popularity.  On the one hand, the Pharisees were looking for the Messiah.  On the other hand, they killed him (helped get him killed), because they didn’t recognize him.  I understand that this was prophetic, and that Jesus chose to lay down his life, but I’m speaking at a natural level.
  • Some still do not recognize Jesus as Lord, Saviour, and Christ today.

 

In any case, Jesus is not here yet, at least in the common understanding of the Second Coming of Christ, other than within His people, through the presence of the Holy Spirit who resides within believers.  It is up to us to act as ambassadors for Christ until he is on this earth again in the fullness of the Second Coming.

With that said, here is a related article.  If you know people in Georgia, encourage them to get out and vote.  And whether you live in Georgia or not, support Herschel Walker through prayers, donations, and encouraging Georgians to vote.

Georgia, Vote for Herschel Walker

 

No Man is an Island (1624) by John Donne
(for whom the bell tolls)

No Man is an Island (1624) by John Donne

No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man
is a peece of the Continent, a part of the main;
if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe
is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as
well as if a Manor of they friends of of thine
owne were; any mans death diminishes me,
because I am involved in Mandkinde;
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.


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Georgia, Vote for Herschel Walker

All can donate; Georgia, vote for Herschel Walker.

The makeup of the Senate affects the culture of the United States.

All Christians should be interested in Herschel Walker winning the run-off Senate seat in Georgia.

Herschel Walker for Senate

 

Unite and Restore Georgia

There is all sorts of rock throwing against Herschel Walker on the side of the left. They are united in casting stones at Herschel Walker.

Who is the media…the pro-abortion, pro-transgender, pro-riot, defund the police, pro-toxic vax, unwilling-to-seriously-investigate-election-theft, pro-globalist crowd to throw rocks at Herschel Walker?  Not all of them, of course, but certain a number of them speak in concert (see the video below). If they don’t tow the line, they are fired or cancelled.

Kari Lake used to be a respected newscaster. Look at how they treat her now.

John 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 

Remember, the media speaks in concert.   Don’t listen to them.  Look at what they do.  The criticisms they give to others, are there any among them that do those things themselves?

If you want hope of things budging and changing in this nation, get Herschel Walker into office.

One of the initial objections against Trump was that he was a business man and wouldn’t know what to do in office. I think Trump did better than the lifelong politician currently occupying the office.

So what if Herschel Walker was in football? He knows how to win. He is a conservative. Vote for him.

If the left tell you that he is not perfect, well, neither are they.

Is Biden perfect?

How much does the press scowl at Biden?

Or Fetterman?

Or Warnock?

They only cast stones at Republicans.

Don’t be deceived.

Donate to Herschel Walker’s campaign.

Support him.

Vote for Herschel Walker if you live in Georgia.

 

Proverbs 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.


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Scroll past them for newer posts.

The video below comes from 1982. Francis Schaeffer mentions the 40 years prior.

At the time of this posting (2022) it is 40 + 40 = 80 years.

How much truer are his words today and we can see the outworking of his warning.

Repost: Francis Schaeffer | A Christian Manifesto | Coral Ridge 1982


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“God’s Watching and The Children are Counting on Us”

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Job 39:13  (KJV)  Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not her’s: her labour is in vain without fear;

17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

 

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“God’s watching and the children are counting on us.” Alex Jones

 

 

 


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Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink

 

Tissot Jael Shows to Barak, Sisera Lying Dead

Judges 4:1 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.

2 And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

3 And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.

4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?

7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.

8 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.

9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.

11 Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh.

12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.

13 And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon.

14 And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.

15 And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.

16 But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.

17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.

18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle.

19 And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.

20 Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and enquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No.

21 Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

22 And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples.

23 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.

24 And the hand of the children of Israel prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.


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The Sin of Achan

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Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel.

2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.

3 And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.

4 So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.

5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.

6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.

7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord God, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!

8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies!

9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?

10 And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?

11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.

12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.

13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

14 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the Lord taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the Lord shall take shall come by households; and the household which the Lord shall take shall come man by man.

15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.

16 So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:

17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:

18 And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.

19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.

20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:

21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.

23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the Lord.

24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.

25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the Lord shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.

26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the Lord turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.

 


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Repost: The Devil’s Defeat

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What is Behind Progressivism?

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Why is progressivism being discussed on a Biblically-themed blog?

It is for this reason:

Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

 

In context, that verse is part of this longer passage.

Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

It is not really possible to understand the underlying roots of current events without understanding past Biblical history.

You have to go back to the beginning, to Genesis, to understand.

What happened at the beginning?

God created the heavens and the earth.

When you look at the book of Revelation, it is a book that encompasses a wide range of time; events are not necessarily written in a linear order.  In Revelation 12, it talks about satan (here called the great red dragon) and 1/3 of the angels being cast to the earth.

Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 

Jesus made reference to this event when talking to his disciples.

Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

Isaiah made reference to this event.

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

 

We know from these scriptures that Lucifer tried to take the throne of heaven and was subsequently thrown down to the earth.  So what did he do then?  He no longer had the name, Lucifer, “light bearer”, as due to his rebellion, he had lost the glory God gave him..

He is now known as satan, the devil, the serpent, the great dragon, dragon, great red dragon.

Satan went to Adam, who had been created, and tempted Adam (through Eve) to disobey God.  They disobeyed, fell from Eden, lost their dominion, and turned the rulership of the world over to satan.  Adam and Eve were cut off from fellowship with God and all the privileges of that fellowship.

In the beginning, the Lord God gave the world to Adam and his posterity.

Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

 

Adam, representative of the children of men who would follow, gave it away to the thief, satan.

Jesus said, recorded in John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

 

What was the Lord God going to do? The Lord God had created man and given man free will. The Lord God had given the earth to mankind.

God is a God of order.  How would the Lord God solve the disorder on earth?

Since the crime was created on earth, as a matter of jurisdiction, it had to be solved on earth.  God had given the earth to mankind.

We understand jurisdiction.

One of the meanings of jurisdiction is this:  Territory within which a court or government agency may properly exercise its power

Adam had been given the dominion on earth.   Adam no longer had any spiritual strength or authority to deal with the problem; he had rebelled and lost spiritual authority and strength.

In the legal system on earth there is a matter of jurisdiction.  A crime is dealt with where it occurs.  You don’t pay for a New Jersey crime in New York.  We are dealing with what happened on earth.

The only way God could solve this crime, which happened within the jurisdiction of earth, and remain within the confines of His own decrees and laws, was to come to earth Himself and purchase back mankind, being Himself the sacrifice and propitiation for the demands of justice.  This is the purpose of what Jesus did.   He returned to mankind, the ability to again fellowship with God (if an individual professes faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is born again) and have access to the promises of God.  You must be born again for this to happen.

Psalm 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

 

So Jesus defeated devil, and made it possible for mankind, individually, through each individual’s freewill, to reconnect with God, to become adopted into the family of God, to be born again.

I John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

 

After His death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus gave authority to the church to enforce the defeat of the devil.  All the promises of God, the authority of the name of Jesus, the power of the Blood of Jesus and the weapons of our warfare which are not carnal are related to that authority.

At some point in the future satan will be bound.

Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

 

At some point after that he will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.

Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 

Satan knows his ultimate end.

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

 

There are those who opposed Jesus when He was on the earth.

John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Jesus said, ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of the father ye will do.

 

Matthew 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

 

The people who resist Jesus still exist today.  Some are simply ignorant and unawares.  Others labor for atheistic agendas, and governments.  They can be blinded as to what they are doing.

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

 

If they understood the consequences of what they are doing, they probably would not do it.  However,  there are those that the Bible says love death more than life.

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

 

How does progressivism fit into this background?

While men’s lives have limits of so many years, satan is dealing with eternity and can use one generation after another to fulfill his purposes.   Satan can inspire one generation after another to his own, wicked ends.  Unregenerate man may think he is doing “his own thing” but he has an unseen master.  Satan knows his time is short.

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

 

The topic of “time” is approached differently when viewed in light of eternity. One day with the Lord is as a thousand years.

As stated, the satanic agenda can go on from generation to generation for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 

On earth, we understand that some businesses make multi-decade plans that go beyond the leadership of one generation.

In this case, dealing with the red dragon, satan, we are dealing with a longer term plan and objective in time that transcends one generation.

Satan still wants to take over the earth.  He was defeated by Jesus at Calvary but Jesus left his authority with his disciples.

Until satan is put under the feet of the disciples, he will run havoc.

This is a sticking point in the church.  Whose responsibility is it to deal with satan?

Is it Jesus at the Second Coming?

Is it His Church now?  And by Church, I refer to the larger Church consisting of many different denominations.

Everything depends on how you answer that question.   And how a person answers that question depends a lot on their study of history and eschatology.

For myself, I’ll give you my answer.

I think it is the responsibility of the church to use the authority that Jesus gave it.  I believe that when the church has done enough of its job, that’s when I believe  that Jesus will come.

Can I give scriptures for that?

Here are some.

Psalm 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Psalm 8:6 You made him ruler of the works of Your hands; You have placed everything under his feet:

Ephesians 1:22 And God put everything under His feet and made Him head over everything for the church,

 

We know positionally that God has put everything under the feet of Jesus.  In the ultimate view of God, who lives outside of time, it is finished.  To us, who live in time, there is an outworking of the promises that we receive through faith and patience.

Hebrews 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

 

So at this point, I’ll stop there.  There will be some who agree, some who don’t, that’s fine.  My job is only to point it out.

I am going to take a pause and say this before going on to the topic at hand.

No matter what profession you are in:  electrician, plumber, construction work, seamstress, cook/chef,  landscaping, retail, medical, homemaker, anything, if you are experienced and walk into a situation in your area of expertise or study, you are going to see things other people don’t see.   And the more you know, the more nuances you will notice.

Think about football.  Those who are well versed in football see things happening, plays happening, that an occasional viewer miss.

The short story of Rip Van Winkle  was written years ago by Washington Irving. It’s a story where Rip Van Winkle falls asleep and wakes up after 20 years.  He doesn’t recognize the society to which he returns.  Here’s a bit of the story.

As Rip and his companion approached them, they suddenly desisted from their play, and stared at him with such fixed, statue-like gaze, and such strange, uncouth, lack-lustre countenances, that his heart turned within him, and his knees smote together. His companion now emptied the contents of the keg into large flagons, and made signs to him to wait upon the company. He obeyed with fear and trembling; they quaffed the liquor in profound silence, and then returned to their game.

By degrees Rip’s awe and apprehension subsided. He even ventured, when no eye was fixed upon him, to taste the beverage, which he found had much of the flavour of excellent Hollands. He was naturally a thirsty soul, and was soon tempted to repeat the draught. One taste provoked another; and he reiterated his visits to the flagon so often that at length his senses were overpowered, his eyes swam in his head, his head gradually declined, and he fell into a deep sleep.

On waking, he found himself on the green knoll whence he had first seen the old man of the glen. He rubbed his eyes—it was a bright sunny morning. The birds were hopping and twittering among the bushes, and the eagle was wheeling aloft, and breasting the pure mountain breeze. “Surely,” thought Rip, “I have not slept here all night.” He recalled the occurrences before he fell asleep. The strange man with a keg of liquor—the mountain ravine—the wild retreat among the rocks—the woebegone party at ninepins—the flagon—“Oh! that flagon! that wicked flagon!” thought Rip,—“what excuse shall I make to Dame Van Winkle?”

 

Until I reviewed the story, I didn’t realize he was asleep for 20 years.  I think I read a children’s book once where it was 100 years, but apparently, that was inaccurate.

Twenty years works well as a good segue.

I’ve been studying certain topics for twenty years or more.

As I pointed out above, when you are immersed in something every day as your profession, or even your hobby, or your matter of interest, you will become aware of things the casual one-time visitor may not see.

I feel a responsibility to at least point out some of what I’m seeing.

Satan knows his time is short.

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

 

There is currently an agenda, a move to AI, a move to merge man and machine.

My opinion is that the thrust for that move to AI is inspired from satan trying to create a bionic man so that satan can eventually avoid being thrown into hell and the lake of fire.   Right now, when demons are either cast out through the authority of Jesus Christ, or when people die,  demons leave human bodies.

Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

 

If there a bionic body that is not subject to death, as we know it, that changes the parameters of what is possible for satan to remain on the earth and avoid being sent to the pit, and later hell and the lake of fire.

What will allow satan to create this kind of a body?  How can man, inspired by satan, learn how to create a bionic man?

Progressivism allows for an ongoing enslavement of mankind with the ultimate end of experimenting with mankind.  The end of progressivism is ultimate control over vast sums of humanity.   With control over humanity, life becomes cheap.   There can be experimentation to attempt to attain the evolution of the bionic man, the next state in evolution.  Remember, these people don’t believe in creation, they believe in evolution, and they believe they are in charge of the next stage of evolution.  People are treated as collateral. If millions die in an experiment of self-assembling graphite circuitry through a toxic jab, those who serve satan, these globalists “gods” or elites say, (in attitude, and in some cases, verbally),  what of it?, they’re jellyfish with no backbone to stand up for themselves, they’re useless eaters.

Progressivism allows for the murder of people that are deemed unworthy or dangerous to the globalists.    It has already been covered above how people who are under the control of satan’s agendas have their minds blinded and don’t know w hat they are doing.

In a world of progressivism, where cultural values based on the Bible have been removed,  “anything goes” and we see in the recent covid plandemic that there was a throwing away of the original intent Hippocratic Oath* and the traditional values of western civilization of human life, property rights, and respect for the various churches.  Bars were kept open.  Mega big box stores were kept open.

Churches were not.

Studying all this for many years, it seems that the top level, the top of the food chain, knows exactly what is going on.  But they present their agenda to the lower levels as a humanitarian.  For example, “take the jab for the good of society”.  So they convince people to serve their purposes and only after their objective has been served, do they throw off the cloak of darkness and expose themselves as they are, angels of light.

This is why progressivism needs to be resisted.

Regardless of any views of eschatology, we are called to be good stewards.  One of the things we can steward is Christian values and a nation in which those values can operate.

A world with Christian values, or a world with progressivism, based on atheism, and ultimately, service to satan, cannot co-exist.

 

* Hippocratic Oath:  Newer versions of the Hippocratic Oath have been altered to enable those who do not wish to work within its parameters to work outside of its parameters.  Outside of invoking the Greek gods, which we would not do nowadays, you can see a real respect for life in the original Hippocratic Oath that no longer exists today.   https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/greek/greek_oath.html

There are those who say that do no harm is not in the original oath.  Maybe they never read the oath.  But if you will read the oath, you will see,  I will do no harm, at least at the time of this writing.

Now how long this will remain on the internet before it is deleted, I don’t know, so read it now if you are interested.   This is the current footnote:
Last updated: 07 February 2012  First published: 16 September 2002

And who knows if they will note if they edit and change it.  They may or may not.

 


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The Body of Christ

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I Corinthians 12:12 (KJV) For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

14 For the body is not one member, but many.

15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.

25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

 

In the human body, each part of the body operates to bring health to the rest of the body.

The heart pushes blood to circulate to bring nourishment and oxygen to the rest of the body.

The lungs operate to draw in oxygen that will be transported to the rest of the body because of the action of heart to circulate blood.

The little toe would be interested in the health of the heart, because it is only through the health of the heart that it can get the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Paul likens the body of Christ to the human body.  The body parts recognize, if that sentient verb can be used to make a point, that it can only operate as it is supposed to operate.  A heart will always operate as the heart.  The liver will always operate as the liver.  And so forth….

The body works harmoniously.  When it does not, it is called  dis-ease, with the dis- prefix meaning “not”, it means not-ease.  The body is not at rest when it is ill.

Among mankind, with free will, there can be an attempt to try to be some other part of the body.  There can be an attempt to take the place of another part of the body.

In a healthy body, when a cell gets out of line and begins to grow abnormally, that is called cancer.  It is not a good thing for the cell, or the body.

 

 


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A Sound Mind

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It’s easy to gloss over a Bible verse in a quick 5 minute devotion, and miss some of the deeper implications. There’s a lot to learn and it takes constant focus.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

One of the scriptures quoted a lot in the last couple of years is this.

II Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

I looked up the word “sound” in The Compact Edition of the Oxford Dictionary. This dictionary gives quite a few more meanings than in the average online dictionary or modern dictionary sitting on a shelf. It goes back to some of the older meanings. Here are a few of them.

  • Free from damage, decay or special defect, unimpaired, uninjured; in good condition or repair
  • In proper condition for the purpose
  • Of land: Dry in subsoil; not boggy or marshy
  • Lette theym [sc. sheep] out of the folde, and dryue theym to the soundest place of the felde.
  • Its [sc. land] its soil, if swampy, becomes sound.  Safe, secure; free from danger
  • In full accordance with fact, reason, or good sense; founded on true or well-established grounds; free from error, fallacy, or logical defect; good, strong
  • Of judgment, sense, etc.  Based on or characterized by well-grounded principles, or good, practical knowledge, valid.

When Adam and Eve disobeyed in the garden, and sinned against God, the result was fear.

Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

 

Adam was God’s man.  He had been newly created by God.  He had been given authority by the Lord.  Adam had named the animals.  And now, with disobedience and sin, he lost it all and was afraid.

One time I was at a small restaurant and observing a little toddler.  He had a piece of candy and his dad had told him that he could eat it after eating his food.  At some point, the little boy leaned down on the table, hid his face in his arms, and ate the candy, contrary to the command of his father.   The little boy was hiding his face while he was disobeying.  There is something about sin and the reaction of the conscience that causes a reaction of fear and hiding.

 

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. Abraham Lincoln Link

 

It is interesting that some of the older definitions of sound have to do with “not boggy or marshy”.  We’ve heard a lot about draining the swamp in recent years.

If we want to obey II Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind, in a way that goes beyond simply resisting personal fear, we can see that a simple study of the word “sound” leaves us with homework to do.


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Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD

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Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

God is one.

Truth also is one.

In other words, God’s truth, God’s reality meshes at all points…or should in our lives.

Jesus put it this way.

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

 

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams    Link

 

In today’s world, there is such a tendency to piecemeal things.  That default tendency, combined with a lack of knowledge of history and culture, leads us to forget that the Constitution, and the founding of this nation,  grew out of a culture of deep study of classical history, of Christian ethics, of roots of the background of a “moral and religious People”.

Without going back in time and understanding original intent, the original intent can be perverted by a modernistic lens.

One way to keep things on track is to realize that The Lord Our God is One Lord.

Even if you haven’t done a lot of study of history and morals, use a think test of if this would correspond to the Lord our God is One Lord.

If it sounds good, if it is a good sound byte, but if there is stealing, destroying, evil involved, then it does not mesh with the Lord Our God is One Lord.

I John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

 

Now that verse can be read at a surface level, and it can be assumed, correctly, don’t go to a brothel, take drugs, or get drunk.  It can lead to little ditties like this.

“I don’t drink, smoke or chew, and I don’t go with girls that do.”

That’s commendable to the unknown author who created that ditty.

But to leave it at that can be sort of an easy way out, a lazy way of not looking at it deeper.

The world is so psychologically manipulated at this point, that to be unwilling to understand what is going on and resist it, to not be willing to take the offense strategy against it, is really to be subject to the world.

We can’t be ignorant.

The scripture The Lord Our God is One Lord was quoted above.  The world, the flesh and the devil are in a trifecta against that 24/7.  You have to be aware of that and counter that.

Yes, you can pray.

But you have to realize the psychological warfare.  It operates at the adult level and is also directed against children.

It is ongoing, a 24/7 battle.

For example, the food you see advertised on TV or that you see on the shelves or by the cash register may not be healthy.  It might lead to various problems.  But you are bombarded with messages to buy it.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/junk-food-ads-disproportionately-target-black-hispanic-kids-study-finds-n959111

Through the radio, the beat of the music, the lyrics can be wrong and give the wrong message as well as literally the wrong “vibe”.

Ditto for TV and movies.

The 24/7 messages you are bombarded with, unless your saturate yourself with Christian, conservative messages and history and music and entertainment, are designed to tear away from The Lord Our God is One Lord.

The training in the school, for example, the teaching of evolution which leads the way to belief in atheism, which leads the way to no morals, which leads the way to socialism and communism to deal with a malfunctioning society because the family unit has been destroyed…it is imperative that the majority of people see these connections, adjust their lives to resist evil accordingly, and make these kinds of studies the most important thing and pass the knowledge on to their children.

This is a classic Christian education.

You will notice that the world’s voice in school has changed.  First it was “no child left behind”, which, I can tell you by experience, mean others slowed down to the slowest student.  Then it was “new math” where 2 + 2 = 5 and  children figured out math problems by counting dots.  Now it is STEM, science, technology, engineering, math.

You might say, what’s wrong with that?

There is nothing wrong with true factual science, technology, engineering, and math, per se.

I Timothy 1:8  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

 

However, the globalists of the Great Reset wants education to focus on this to the exclusion of other subjects because they want an AI world and the merging of man with machine.  You will notice that Christianity and classical Christian history are no longer mentioned as being worthy of study.  Creationist science is not being taught either in the public schools.  There are a lot of other important topics, but society is “guided” in a certain direction mentally.

It is not enough to pray but permit transgenderism and modernism in the schools.

It is not enough to pray and then vote for a communist.

It is not enough to pray and then give your money to corporations or investment firms that invest in abortion.

A life of a Christian has to evolve at all points…food, drink, entertainment, education, livelihood, church, politics, everything, to reflect that The Lord Our God is One Lord.

I don’t believe saying something like this would have been necessary in the 1600s or 1700s.  They understood that all aspects of life were to glorify God.

But today we live in a world submerged in modernism, globalism, atheism, secularism.

In today’s modern world, where so much of the world system is based on mammon, on usury, in some ways on Baal worship, where the ancient gods of old, which used to be gold and silver shrines, are now part of a technological system that we interact with on a regular basis.  It is a part of the invisible, intangible world around us, and it takes ever greater discernment to see it and to know what to do about it.

The reason the left is winning the cultural war and can even outright steal elections, is because they are united.  They know how to divide the conservatives and Christians.   Unity is required to bring results.

I’ve mentioned this before.  Prior to 2020, I did a lot of Republican calling and people would ask, who was a favorite.  I would say Trump, but I would add, but the other side is very, very rabid for what they want.  They may be fewer in number, but they are way more aggressive.

I haven’t changed that opinion.

We have to get beyond the microcosm of focusing on “only” certain topics, and ignoring the bigger cultural picture.  If you go to church, several times a week, wonderful, but is the rest of life focused on The Lord Our God is One Lord?  We cannot afford to be complacent.

The danger to Israel was when they got full, that they would forget the Lord.

Deuteronomy 8:1  (KJV) 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.

 

Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

 

We need to be continually adding to our faith in every way we can.

II Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

 

As we finish one project, one goal, for ourselves, our families, our businesses, our schools, our communities, we need to keep pressing in against the modernism of the age.  Have the next immersion experience ready to go…from going to church, volunteering at church, a missionary trip, a retreat, the next Christian or conservative book, the next Christian movie for kids, the next scientific study on creationism…keep pushing on at every level.

This nation was founded out of a Christian culture.  We need to move back to a Christian culture that influences the world, not the other way around.


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Unfortunately, Communism Has Come to Our Shores

Generations ago, Bishop Fulton Sheen had very clear-eyed vision as to the stakes in the world.

At the time of the recording, Communism was in the Soviet Union.  Now, Russia has returned to its Christian roots and Communism has been imported to the United States.

It would be really wonderful if Bishop Fulton Sheen were still alive to help lead this generation.

Jesus prayed, “thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”.

Bishop Sheen Condemns Communists

 

Proverbs 27:12 (KJV) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.


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World View, Philosophy and Action

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Why does an underlying world view or philosophy matter?

Years ago, wrongly, I thought it was a waste of time to ask that question.  I wanted to “hurry up” and get to the meat of a topic.  I’ve since seen the error of my ways.

We are always dealing with an underlying philosophy.

And because we are always dealing with an underlying philosophy, and because I believe that there is an underlying philosophy fettering the Christian world, I am bringing this topic up.

It can be easier to use an example to explain something, so here is an example.

Take the lie of evolution. Why does the discussion of evolution matter anyway? Who cares?
Here are a few reasons.

1. The Bible says God created man sovereignly. Therefore, man could not have evolved from an amoeba. To believe in evolution denies the authority of the Word of God. Honest scientists have acknowledged how the world view of creation, which they call intelligent design, makes sense. But, mainstream media has been heavily infiltrated with secular, worldly editors who can edit out what you see or edit in a certain perspective.  This is why freedom of speech and alternative news centers are so important, if they present the edited out facts.

2. If death entered the world with sin, and the Bible teaches that death entered the world with sin, there could not have been eons of death cycles before man appeared on the scene. The Bible teaches that there was no death before the Fall of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.  There are things that are assumed to be part of the lie of evolution which actually the historical record of the Flood at the time of Noah.

3. This is a huge one…if man is created, which he is, then there is a Creator that man answers to at the Last Judgment. Secularists, atheists, and modernists prefer the idea of evolution because if they can convince people that there is no God, no Last Judgment, then people are more subject to bribery, blackmail, threats, intimidation and keeping silent when they should speak.  People who fear man more than they fear God are more subject to corruption.

Why does that matter? Well, for example, in election cycles, if someone has the fear of God, they are less likely to be subject to blackmail or bribery or cheating if they think that they will have to give an account to God for doing what they knew was wrong to do.

4. This another huge one that is related to #3. Secularists, atheists, and those who serve mammon know that the flesh is subject to temptation. So, they would prefer to sell to people’s flesh…drugs, alcohols, sex, bad movies, “creative” (theft) accounting in business. The world, the flesh, and the devil offer all sorts of profit from the worship of mammon for those who have no fear of God. Satan offered these temptations to Jesus in the wilderness. Jesus refused them.

Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

 

It was when Jesus resisted the temptations of the devil, that he returned in the power of the Spirit.

Maybe this is why some politicians’ words can sound so empty? Are there some temptations they did not resist and so now their words lack power and conviction? Just asking.

Moving on.

It is necessary to draw back the focus to the fact that we are considering the importance of underlying world views or philosophies.

Look how much evil has come out from the (non Biblical) world view of evolution.

  • Wars are fought and people are treated as nonessential collateral damage…because after all, they are evolved from amoebas, correct?
  • There is no care for those who are suffering because it is the “law of the jungle”, right?
  • People can be lied to, and killed with a toxic jab, because it is profitable, and it’s the bottom line that’s important, right?  after all, we answer to the stockholders and stakeholders and not God?  Right? (actually, not true, but some think there is no God to answer to)
  • Dictatorships, all atheistic governments, depend on the idea of evolution.
  • Think how many billions of dollars have been spent on books, products, movies based on the idea of evolution, and products focused on tempting people through the world, the flesh, and the devil. Someone made money.
    A person who operates in the fear of God won’t make those movies, open those dives, do drag queen story hours at libraries, sell drugs, use pharmaceuticals wrongly, start wars for profit, or participate in wrong-spirited money making activities or maybe they should be more correctly called mammon-profit-making activities when based on sin and iniquity.
  • Printing trillions of dollars out of thin air devalues the worth of every hard-working individual who gained a house, car, homestead, some real property, whatever…through hard labor… and who has the value of that real property devalued by the theft that occurs in this current system based on fiat money.  Wages are stolen through inflation from printed trillions while politicians promise they won’t raise taxes.  But they steal through inflation.   All this comes from the philosophy of atheism, believing that there is no God to answer to at the Last Judgement. One of the Old Testament laws given to Moses by God was “no usury” and we have seen the final end of a system based on usury. Dictators get in place, print trillions, and destroy a nation. They go to war for more money for their coffers.

All these topics can only be briefly touched on in a blog post like this. The point is…an underlying world view or philosophy matters.  If you want to dig into more details, there are many footnoted books that have been written. A recent book by Alex Jones is…The Great Reset and The War for the World.  Go buy that book at Amazon and read that.

You may wonder why this is being discussed on this website.

Ask this question.

Did Jesus operate in love.

I think everyone would answer yes.

Then what was Jesus doing here?

John 2: 13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

 

In other words, they were asking, who do you think you are, throwing out the money changers?

So again, did Jesus operate in love? Did He know what he was doing?

If we all accept that Jesus is the Son of God, then yes, I think we would accept that he knew what he was doing.

If a politician ever got into office and stopped the fraud of the Federal Reserve and the unlimited trillions of dollars, would that be an act of love?

When it comes to government, for government to operate in a way that is not destructive to the population, there has to be righteousness.

It cannot be simply warm and fuzzy speeches.

Back to philosophy.

I was actually going to move a different direction with this post, and it seemed to have gone a different way than I expected, but perhaps it is long enough for present.

Here’s one more thought.

The left knows enough about the scriptures to use the ones that they want to get what they want. They really do know how to slam Christians in a box and try to put the lid on them. That’s a whole other post.

In any case, how about having a new take on a well-known verse?

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

If you, as a Christian, are aware of what is going on, and that it is wrong, simply go out and do something about it. Help save the world.

Get into politics, the local school board, the club after school, monitor the school library…help save the world from the atheist, modernist, communists by your actions.  Or, just get active with outreaches at your church.   Help bring righteousness to this nation and reverse the trend of atheism and communism.

If you were privy to cheating in the current election cycle, perhaps you can do something to reverse it.

It’s time for the church to get out into the world and help save it, as well as tell people how to be born again.

 


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Romans 3:18 (KJV) There is no fear of God before their eyes.

 

Psalm 36:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

 

Isaiah 5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

25 Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

 


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Jeremiah 4

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4:1   If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.

2 And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

3 For thus saith the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

4 Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned back from us.

9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the Lord, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.

10 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,

12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them.

13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.

16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.

17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the Lord.

18 Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.

19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.

21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger.

27 For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.

30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.

31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.


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